Police investigate alleged assault of Raheem Sterling

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone In response to an inquiry about the alleged incident involving Sterling, Greater Manchester Police said Monday in a statement it has been “made aware that a 23-year-old man had been subject to a racially aggravated assault.”The police force said no official report has been made but that officers were treating the incident as a hate crime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Rooney has mixed fortunes in Everton’s win over Swansea MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling attempts a shot at goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad stadium, in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — Police are investigating the alleged assault of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling at the club’s training ground.The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday that Sterling was kicked and racially abused as he arrived at City’s Etihad Campus on Saturday, hours before scoring twice in a 4-1 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala doubtful for Game 4 with sore knee

first_imgMOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala goes up for a dunk against the Houston Rockets during the first half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif.— Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is listed as doubtful for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night against Houston because of a sore left knee.There was a chance Iguodala’s status could be upgraded later Monday, the team said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Also Monday, Kerr said the team plans to speak to the league regarding Draymond Green’s double-technical with Trevor Ariza issued at the 6:49 mark of the fourth quarter when Ariza shoved Green as they traded words.“I thought it was unfair but we’ll take it up with the league,” Kerr said after Monday’s practice. “He committed a hard foul but he held Ariza up and didn’t allow him to get hurt, and then Ariza shoved him. It didn’t seem like a double-technical to me, so we’ll take it up with the league and we’ll see what happens.”With Green involved and the stakes so high at this stage, it probably won’t be the last time this series turns testy, either.“Two guys are fiery and want to win. Two guys like Trevor and Draymond are just the ultimate competitors,” Kevin Durant said. “Stuff happens out there. They’ve both got enough money to pay for it.”ADVERTISEMENT Kerr honored for excellence on court, cooperation with media LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments The 2015 NBA Finals MVP has been starting regularly this postseason, including the first three games of the West finals with the defending champion Warriors leading the Rockets 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. The Warriors won Sunday’s game 126-85, with the 41-point victory margin the largest in franchise history in a postseason game.Without Iguodala, the Warriors would lose one of their top defenders and playmakers. He banged his knee during the fourth quarter Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I think it was like a knee-on-knee type of thing,” coach Steve Kerr said after the game. “He said he would be all right. But when we’re right, when we’re playing how we are supposed to play, Andre’s right in the middle of it. His defense and being smart, making good decisions. Andre is one of the guys who seems to set the tone for that for us, and I thought he did a great job of that tonight.”Since 2014-15, Golden State is 14-4 in postseason games started by Iguodala. Kerr could go with much-improved big man Kevon Looney — he blocked two shots in the first quarter alone Sunday — to keep a couple of key wing players available off the bench in Nick Young and Shaun Livingston. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Oilers for Zone 3 Qualifiers

first_imgAmid the leadership crisis in the Liberia Basketball Association which has denied over 1,000 youths to play the country’s second popular sports since the resumption of sporting activities after the ‘end-of-transmission’ of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, basketball giant, LPRC Oilers is in intensive training to ably represent the country in the FIBA-Afrique’s Zone 3 qualifiers.The Zone 3 Qualifiers is scheduled from Saturday, November 7 to Sunday, November 15, in Ivory Coast.LPRC Oilers team has begun training – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:30pm.According to Deputy Head Coach T. Ignatius Moore, the 13 member playing team includes Ben Dixon (Guard), Jethro Bing (Small Forward), Reuben Marshall (Guard), Mouta Toure (Power Forward), Alex Nagbo (Guard), and George Pennoh (Power Forward).Others are Keith Wluh (Power Forward), Samuel Davidson (Guard), Clarence Davies (Guard), Choko Lee (Guard), Mohammed Kromah (Small Forward), John Bing (Power Forward) and Samuel Kpanie (Guard).The head coach of LPRC Oilers is Paul Houlsen.The vice president of the LPRC Oilers basketball team, Edward J. Harris, who is popularly called “Eddie” said the intensive practice is aimed to set another history again as it may be recalled that in 2013, LPRC Oilers became the first Liberian basketball team to play in the FIBA Africa Club Championship finals in Sousse, Tunisia. ArcelorMittal Liberia sponsored the trip, owing to the historical significance of the team’s accomplishment for basketball in Liberia and the lasting impact on the LPRC Oilers Basketball Team and Liberian youth.This is the first time, since the establishment of basketball in the country in the 1960s, for a Liberian basketball team to qualify for FIBA Africa Club Championship finals.Nigeria’s Kano Pillars also represented the Zone – along with LPRC Oilers for the first time in decades.Eddie told the Daily Observer over the weekend that the team would need about U$50,000 for the over five days trip which would bring together over 14 teams from over seven countries.National basketball champions, Mighty Barrolle will join LPRC Oilers in the Zone 3 qualifiers and might also clash for the top two seats.Barrolle is also in practice for the regional basketball party, and had earlier launched a basketball tourney to raise funds for the trip, but was cancelled owing to technical reasons.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Regional District supports agriculture applications

first_imgDirectors voted unanimously to support both applications. Photo: Members from the North Pine Farmers Institute and the Northern Development Initiative Trust request support from the Peace River Regional District on Thursday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe Peace River Regional District is supporting two applications that could benefit farmers in the North Peace. At Thursday’s board meeting in Dawson Creek, the North Pines Farmers Institute asked the district to support an application submitted to the Northeast Regional Development Account for the Northern Development Initiative Trust. – Advertisement -The Institute is proposing to acquire and operate the Cargill elevator facilities in Fort St. John. So, the group is applying for a $965,000 loan, to buy a rail head and grain elevator. On September 22, The North Pines Farmers Institute entered into an agreement of purchase sale with Cargill Ltd. Northern Development CEO Janine North says the proposed facility could give farmers in the North Peace a more economical way to get their product to market. [asset|aid=2120|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=aedb225bef75e795c456aa6b5185e2cd-North 1_1_Pub.mp3] But first, a business plan needs to be developed, which will be reviewed by the NDI. Advertisement Director Lori Ackerman was strongly in favor of the idea. [asset|aid=2121|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=aedb225bef75e795c456aa6b5185e2cd-Ackerman 1_9_Pub.mp3] Meanwhile, Connie Patterson from the Dawson Creek Exhibition Association asked the Regional District to support an application to construct a livestock auction building in the South Peace. The association is applying for a $522,000 loan with the NDI, so that farmers in the Peace Region could auction their cattle in Dawson Creek.Advertisementlast_img read more

Conan sitting tight for now

first_img“I got the call this morning from Barbara Walters,” he said, adding he planned to pick up where O’Donnell leaves off and begin picking on Donald Trump. – Associated Press Clinton urges graduates to act Former President Bill Clinton challenged University of Michigan graduates to do their part in a world marred by inequality and insecurity. Speaking to 6,500 graduates at the school’s spring commencement, Clinton punctuated his 23-minute speech with bits of humor while stressing community and responsibility. “Think about how you are going to define your citizenship of your nation, community and the world, and how you will reconcile that with your different identities,” Clinton said. An estimated 59,000 people filled more than half the seats in Michigan Stadium. While Clinton mostly avoided politics in his address, several students wore graduation caps with “end the war” written or taped on top. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He’s still two years away from replacing Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show,” but already Conan O’Brien seems to be sizing things up. “Have you planned any changes while … you were looking?” Leno asked O’Brien when the latter dropped by the late-night talk show on Friday. O’Brien reassured Leno, the show’s host since 1992, that he won’t be moving onto its Burbank set any time soon. “It’s years away,” O’Brien quipped, adding that rather than succeed Leno in 2009 as planned, he’s decided to take the job Rosie O’Donnell is leaving on daytime television’s “The View.” last_img read more

Liverpool can win the treble! Reds fans tell us their ‘realistic’ expectations

first_img1 Liverpool fans Liverpool fans aren’t short of confidence about their chances of glory this season it seems.With the start of the new Premier League campaign approaching quickly talkSPORT decided ask supporters on facebook.com/talksport what their realistic expectations for the coming season are, and plenty of the Anfield faithful believe they can go one better than last year’s second place.Some are adamant the title is destined for Merseyside and others – perhaps a tad optimistically – even feel a treble could be on the cards, although we should add some fans admitted they would just be happy with another top four finish.See the ‘realistic expectations’ of Liverpool fans below, and let us know what you think the Reds can achieve this season…last_img

Nakumatt’s Mukhekhe named May’s best

first_img0Shares0000Nakumatt FC wingback Boniface Mukhekhe poses with his trophy after being named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/SportPesa May 2018 Kenyan Premier League player of the month. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27- Nakumatt FC wingback Boniface Mukhekhe was visibly excited and lost for words after receiving the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/ SportPesa Kenyan Premier League (KPL) player of the month award for May on Wednesday morning.The former GFE 105 man found favor with the SJAK football committee, polling 21 votes to beat Sofapaka’s Kepha Aswani and teammate Cornelius Juma who managed 19 and 11 votes respectively to bag the coveted crown. “I thank God for this far because I have just been hearing of this award but today, I have witnessed it and it has come to me. I am really happy and this is a huge motivation for me,” Mukhekhe said amidst chuckles, still trying to comprehend his luck and award for hard work.He adds; “It is my first season playing in the Premier League and from here, I want to keep on working hard to not only get to play for the national team but also play in the top leagues in Europe and around the world.”Nakumatt FC wingback Boniface Mukhekhe is congratulated by his teammates after being named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/SportPesa May 2018 Kenyan Premier League player of the month. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMukhekhe playing his first season in top flight football scored thrice, including two worldie volleys against Vihiga United and Kakamega Homeboyz and provided three assists from his marauding runs on the right side.The shy, soft spoken but hard working player joined Nakumatt as a right winger, but new coach Melis Medo has quickly transformed him into a right back, a position in which he has flourished and with it came the award.“Boni is a great player; he listens, he works hard… his work load is fantastic. He has been doing good playing from right back to right midfield to winger and I am happy for him. We all are,” his coach Medo said after the player got the award.The hugely religious Mukhekhe further paid tribute to the changes the coach has made as well as the effort his teammates have put in and he now targets to help the side finish inside the top five at the end of the season.“We just need to work hard as players and trust in God because without him we are nothing. This year we have to get into the top five. We started the season poorly because of the lack of sponsorship but once we got one, things changed immediately,” he added.Nakumatt FC wingback Boniface Mukhekhe poses with representatives from sponsors SportPesa and LG after being named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/SportPesa May 2018 Kenyan Premier League player of the month. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWith the award, Mukhekhe takes home a custom made trophy, a 49-inch LG Television and a cash reward of Sh100,000. On top of that, his teammates will get an additional Sh50,000 to pat them on their backs for helping their mate earn the award.Meanwhile, Nakumatt head coach Medo has urged his team to keep pressing in the same direction after witnessing resurgence since his take over at the club.The Egyptian-born-American whose work scope has seen him working at his native New York and Qatar says they will take a game at a time as they look to finish the season as high as they can.“For us we just need to keep it simple and continue enjoying what we do. There is still a lot of hard work to be done but we need to take each week at a time,” the coach noted.Currently 12th in the KPL standings, Nakumatt have only lost once in their last six outings, an away 3-1 thrashing at the hands of Sony Sugar. They have won four and drawn one. This weekend, they face another away trip, going to Chemelil Sugar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GARDAI BELIEVE MISSING TEENAGER MAY BE IN DONEGAL

first_imgGardai believe a 16 year old missing teenager could be in Donegal. Noel Cawley, from Mallow in Cork, was last seen in Mallow on the afternoon of the September 17th.He is described as being 5’8’’, tall of slim build, blue eyes and with light brown hair which may be shaved. A garda spokesperson said: “Noel may be in the Donegal / Derry area and he may be using the pseudonym Alex Crumlish”.Anyone who can assist in locating Noel is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022-31450, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.GARDAI BELIEVE MISSING TEENAGER MAY BE IN DONEGAL was last modified: November 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:missingNOEL CRAWLEYlast_img read more

Al-Qaida foiled in 10 plots, Bush says

first_imgWASHINGTON – President George W. Bush said Thursday that the United States and its allies had foiled at least 10 serious plots by the al-Qaida terror network in the past four years, including plans on both U.S. coasts for attacks like those of Sept. 11, 2001. In a speech designed to revive flagging public support for the war in Iraq, the president also said the United States and its partners have stopped at least five additional efforts by al-Qaida to case targets or infiltrate operatives in the United States. “Because of this steady progress, the enemy is wounded, but the enemy is still capable of global operations,” Bush said. “Our commitment is clear: We will not relent until the organized international terror networks are exposed and broken, and their leaders held to account for their acts of murder.” Bush said Islamic radicals are trying to establish a “radical Islamic empire that spans from Spain to Indonesia,” with Iraq serving as the main front. He singled out Iran and Syria as “allies of convenience” for Islamic radicalism. Pentagon officials released a letter Thursday evening that they said was written from one terrorist leader to another and confirmed administration assertions that Iraqi insurgents have a detailed plan to force U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and to create an Islamic state there. The administration initially would not give details of the 10 plots that Bush mentioned in his morning speech before the National Endowment for Democracy, saying some information remained classified. But in the evening, a fact sheet with a brief and vague description of each one was released from the White House. Three were in the United States and included plans to use hijacked airplanes to attack the West Coast in mid-2002 and the East Coast in mid-2003. White House officials said at least one planner of the West Coast attack was a key figure behind the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The third was the case of Jose Padilla, a former Chicago gang member who converted to Islam and allegedly plotted with top al-Qaida commanders to detonate a radioactive “dirty bomb” in a U.S. city. Padilla was designated an enemy combatant by Bush and is being held without criminal charge at a Navy brig in South Carolina. The White House fact sheet says there were seven other plans, also foiled, to: Bomb several sites in Britain in mid-2004. Attack Westerners at several places in Karachi, Pakistan, in spring 2003. Attack Heathrow Airport using hijacked commercial airliners in 2003. Carry out a large-scale bombing in Britain in spring 2004. Attack ships in the Arabian Gulf in late 2002 or 2003. Attack ships in the Straits of Hormuz, a narrow part of the Persian Gulf where it opens into the Arabian Sea, in 2002. Attack a tourist site outside the United States in 2003. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman would only broadly characterize the intercepted letter that the Defense Department released, which he said was written by Osama bin Laden deputy Ayman al-Zawahri to the leader of al-Quaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Whitman would not say where, when or how it was obtained or who intercepted it, but he said the U.S. military is confident it is authentic. Whitman said the letter demonstrates “that there is this detailed planning and intent on the part of the insurgents in Iraq to one day control that country and to really try to extend their extremism to neighboring countries. It demonstrates to me they clearly understand the importance and significance of the battle in Iraq right now.” In the letter, al-Zawahri urges Zarqawi, who has declared war on Iraq’s Shiite Muslim majority, to avoid bombing mosques and slaughtering hostages so the masses would not be alienated, Whitman said. He also said that al-Zawahri asked Zarqawi for some financial support. Polls show declining American support for the war that has thus far claimed the lives of more than 1,940 members of the U.S. military. Bush’s policy faces a crucial test in Iraq’s referendum Oct. 15 on a new constitution, a vote Bush has said terrorists will try to derail. In remarks clearly aimed at those seeking a withdrawal of U.S. troops, Bush said: “There’s always a temptation in the middle of a long struggle to seek the quiet life, to escape the duties and problems of the world and to hope the enemy grows weary of fanaticism and tired of murder. “We will keep our nerve, and we will win that victory,” he said. Democrats challenged Bush’s arguments on the Iraq mission. “The president went into Iraq under a false premise, without a plan, and has totally mismanaged our involvement,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “Now he is trying to justify his actions with a series of excuses.” Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said Bush “continues to invent a false link between the war in Iraq and the tragedy of Sept. 11.” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Bush “has offered America a false choice, between resolve and retreat.” Bush said Islamic extremists hope to use “the vacuum created by an American retreat” to gain control of Iraq and use it as a base for launching attacks against other countries. “The murderous ideology of the Islamic radicals is the great challenge of our new century,” he said. “Like the ideology of communism, our new enemy teaches that innocent individuals can be sacrificed to serve a political vision. “The militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region and establish a radical Islamic empire that spans from Spain to Indonesia,” Bush asserted. “Against such an enemy, there’s only one effective response: We never back down, never give in and never accept anything less than complete victory,” Bush declared. Some of the al-Qaida plots foiled by the U.S. and its allies in the past four years that President George W. Bush referred to in a speech Thursday, according to a list from the White House: Three attempted attacks within the United States, including two that would have used hijacked commercial airliners. One plan targeted the West Coast in mid-2002 and the other the East Coast in mid-2003. Three attempts within Britain, including one with multiple urban targets and one to use hijacked commercial airliners to attack Heathrow Airport. Two attempts to bomb ships along highly traveled, international shipping routes. Additionally, the U.S. government prevented at least five attempts by al-Qaida to case highly populated American areas and tourist attractions, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Dunn Earns Top-9 Finish at UNO Invitational

first_imgStory Links Drake returns to action on Sept. 11 at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial. Print Friendly Version NEBRASKA City, Neb. – The Drake University women’s golf team had all four scorers shoot under 80 on the final day to finish in sixth-place at UNO Invitational on Saturday in Nebraska City, Neb. Junior Grace Dunn strung together nine consecutive pars to finish three-over par and tied for ninth-place with a total score of 229 (79-75-75). Sophomore Aimee Gerschke shot a 79 for a total score of 240 (79-82-79), while freshman Sam Paulak fired a four-over par 76 to finish with a 241 (85-80-76). Senior Brooke Miller carded a 79 for a total score of 244 (80-85-79), while fellow senior recorded a 248 (84-79-85). “Today’s round is how we know we can play. The biggest difference from yesterday was eliminating the big numbers. That was the focus for us today,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “It was great to hear players strategizing to make sure they avoided big numbers on the tougher holes. This is the kind of thinking we need in order to take the next step as a team. I’m excited to watch this team learn and grow this year.” The Bulldogs tallied a 309 on the final round to jump into sixth-place and were just four strokes back from host Omaha. North Dakota State totaled a 298 on the final day to win the team title by seven strokes. Results last_img read more