Embattled Chelsea boss vows to fight on

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas has again insisted that he has the full support of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich – but knows he needs a victory against Birmingham in the FA Cup on Saturday.The under-pressure Chelsea manager faces an important week, with a Champions League showdown with Napoli also on the horizon.But despite poor results and reports of player unrest, Villas-Boas remains defiant.AdChoices广告He said: “I think the owner has full trust in me and we will continue to progress with the ideas we have. My authority is total because it is the owner’s authority.”However, failure to see off a Championship side at home would turn up the heat on the 34-year-old, who accepts his team must show a marked improvement.“I think everybody understands that we need more,” he admitted.“The results have not been impressive, so responsibility must be shared with players and management. We need results to put ourselves back on track.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Patience Key for Mo Farah Ahead of Titles Defence

first_imgFarah will be heavily tipped to emerge victorious from both events, given his imperious form since winning in London in 2012.He has won nine out of 12 5,000m races while boasts a 100 per cent win ratio from five 10,000m runs in the aftermath of the day dubbed Super Saturday.Farah was one of the star acts on a day when he, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford won gold medals in track events on the same night.With focus now turning to this year’s Games in Rio, Farah is almost ready to launch the defence of his titles.Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Farah said: “It’s difficult because winning a double was easy but to win another double when most of my opponents have had four years of preparation? It gets harder.“It’s not going to be as easy as London. It’s going to be hard but I’m going to have to stay patient, believe in myself and my ability and keep doing what I’m doing.“Anything can go wrong so I just have to stay patient, stay on my feet and keep doing what I’m doing. I’ve ticked most boxes so there’s just a tiny bit more to go in training in terms of tuning in.“There are just a couple of key sessions where I’m not going to tell you exactly what they are. Other than that, I’m good to go.”Farah is one of the most experienced members of Team GB, which is aiming to return from Brazil with between 48 and 79 medals.He admits that even with all his successes of the past, he is anxious about what the future holds.“I get nervous of course. I will be nervous on the line,” he added. “It all just depends on that certain moment – where you are, if you’re listening to certain music walking out, warming up. I don’t know, you just get through it.“It’s the Olympics. That is every athlete’s dream and most people love to compete in the Olympics. Most people will be there to support us.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mo Farah believes patience will be the key as he bids to become the first man in 40 years to defend the 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic titles.The 33-year-old is aiming to repeat the feat of Finland’s Lasse Viren, who won both titles at the 1972 Games in Munich and the 1976 Games in Montreal.last_img read more

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Canaan House Wins MD School Inter House Sports

first_imgCanaan House emerged winners of the M.D School, Oko Oba 13th biennial inter house sports competition held at the Agege Stadium on Thursday.Canaan House beats Bethel and Gilgal to lift the giant trophy as champions.Some of the events competed for are; match past, 100 and 200metres (Boys and girls), bursting the balloons, filling the bottles, building the castle, picking of candies and snacks, relay race, egg and spoon race and sack race. In the invitational relays, Agidingbi Primary School won the boys category, while Oko-Oba Primary School were placed second. Royal Crest won the girls category while Dansol  and Lara Day came second and third respectively.Speaking after the competition, an elated administrator of the school, Mrs Omolara Adedugbe thanked all parents and participants for their commitment in ensuring a successful event.Her words: “Our vision is to ensure that our pupils to acquire value knowledge and skills to enable them in actualizing their life potentials.”She also commended the pupils for being competitive and their spirit of sportsmanship throughout the games, saying the next edition of the competition promises to be bigger.Legendary thespian, Chief Mrs Idowu Philip and musical art and member of the Midnight Crew, Mike Abdul thrilled the pupils and parents alike with music and motivational talks.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Cazenovia soccer teams split Friday twin bill

first_imgAnd it was different – in favor of Westhill, who proved that its no. 13 state Class B ranking was, at the very least, justified and perhaps a bit conservative as it rolled past Cazenovia 6-1.Other than Julia Reff’s goal, assisted by Ava Gavitt, the Lakers mostly had to defend and found it quite difficult. Westhill twice took advantage of penalty kicks that Sophia Caron converted, with Caron adding a third goal in the late stages.Erica Gangemi scored twice for the Warriors, with Emma Gorman earning the other goal. Cazenovia goalkeeper Tessa Hansknecht kept it from more, earning nine saves. Cazenovia’s pair of varsity soccer teams was not exempt from the fun and frivolity of Homecoming festivities at the high school.In fact, the Lakers were a featured attraction, with the girls and boys teams both playing at home at the Sean Googin Sports Complex Friday night.The more attractive game of the two pitted the Cazenovia girls against long-time powerhouse Westhill, the Lakers looking for a different result than the 3-1 defeat its male counterparts took to the Warriors 10 days earlier. In the boys game that followed, Cazenovia met Jordan-Elbridge and rolled past the Eagles 5-1, ripping off all five of those goals in a first-half barrage.Max Michael, with two goals, led the charge, with single goals going to Joe Spires, Bryan Roca and Eli Gifford.  Five different players earned assists, including Brian Pezzi, Brody Coleman, Dan Millson, Mike Senehi and Gannon Houghton.The lost to Westhill came at the end of an eventful week for the girls Lakers. In last Monday’s game at Oneida, the Lakers played the Indians to a 3-3 draw. Two of the goals came from Leigha Fostveit (her first multigoal effort in her varsity career), while Gavitt had the other goal.Following this, the Lakers hosted Christian Brothers Academy last Wednesday night and were superb in all phases of the game during a 3-0 shutout of the Brothers.Reff went to the forefront here, pouring in both of Cazenovia’s first two goals, each of them off feeds from Gavitt, who then notched the third and final goal off a feed from Fostveit.Three nights before beating J-E, Cazenovia’s boys had gone to Homer and, hinting at what it would do against J-E, approached double digits in an 8-0 wipeout of the Trojans.Best of all for the Lakers was the way that other players helped Spires, who had carried Cazenovia’s attack for much of its early-season run) , though Spires still had a part in half the scoring plays thanks to his two goals and two assists.Roca, with a goal and two assists, led that group, with Michael getting one goal and one assist. Millson, Jacob Scherrer and Dylan Albicker also put home goals, with assists going to Coleman and Shaun Zampetti.In this week’s action, Cazenovia’s girls would get another big test when state Class B no. 10-ranked Marcellus visited before a Thursday match with Altmar-Parish-Williamstown as the boys Lakers host CBA on Monday and Whitesboro on Friday, with a trip to Solvay in between. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Cazenoviasoccerlast_img read more

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Current, former Badgers share journey

first_imgWith a head coach like Mark Johnson, who scored two goals in the “Miracle on Ice” game against the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is no stranger to international competition.In fact, over the past few years, Johnson-coached players like Erika Lawler, Molly Engstrom and Jessie Vetter have helped Team USA take home several titles at the IIHF World Women’s Championships and the Four Nations Cup.So when Johnson was picked to coach the U.S. National Olympic Team for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, it came as no surprise that the Verona native would put together a Badger-heavy team. Wisconsin is, after all, one of only three schools to have won a national championship since the NCAA Tournament began in 2001.“We were looking for the best players,” Johnson said. “The hard part about the players that are graduated from college is they don’t have many places to play. Last year, we’re fortunate that they had a residence program up in Blaine, Minn. … and it helped those players and several of them ended up making this hockey team.”Among those three, UW ranks second behind Minnesota-Duluth in total championships won with the Badgers taking home three to UMD’s four.What some fans may not have expected, however, was Johnson’s selection of a pair of current Badgers in junior Hilary Knight and senior Meghan Duggan. As a result, after leading their team to a national title in 2009, Wisconsin’s top returning scorers opted to take a year off from their studies to join Team USA.Their experience has been nothing short of extraordinary.“It’s a great feeling,” Knight said of representing her country. “Not only that, I get to play with people I looked up to when I was younger. That’s the biggest joy for me from this journey.“And then I obviously get to play with my linemate, Erika, which probably wouldn’t of happened (again) since she graduated. It’s so much fun, you can’t take any of it for granted.”One of the more unique aspects of the journey for the two current and five former Badgers was a recent stop in Madison. On Jan. 5, Johnson and Team USA were welcomed to the Kohl Center by the Wisconsin women’s hockey team for an exhibition matchup.While the game itself provided little test for the American squad (which won 9-0), the experience of returning to the Kohl Center to face current and former teammates was something none of them will forget.From the moment they arrived, the seven Wisconsin members of Team USA felt like they had returned home.That is, until they realized they had to go to the visiting locker room and bench.“It’s definitely different coming out of a different end,” Vetter said. “I was joking with the equipment manager that I was going to go to the Badger end just to be funny, but I decided against that.“It was great to be back in the Kohl Center playing in front of my family and friends. I definitely had a good time at UW playing here, so it was pretty exciting to be back.”Among the memorable moments on the night was a ceremonial faceoff featuring Lawler and current Wisconsin forward Jasmine Giles before the game began. According to Johnson, he chose Lawler to partake in the faceoff because she was the only one of seven Wisconsin players on the roster that did not start for Team USA.“I was just thrilled to be back,” Lawler said. “All the memories that it brings back and just seeing all the fans, the sea of red and everything. It was just really special for me.”It’s unclear whether it had more to do with the return of Johnson and seven current and former Badgers or the presence of Team USA in general, but the exhibition matchup on Jan. 5 saw the largest women’s hockey crowd in school history.What made the crowd unique, however, was the fact that its loyalty was nearly evenly split between the two teams on the ice.Strong plays from both squads drew huge cheers while the Wisconsin players on the Team USA roster garnered the biggest praise on the night, especially when Vetter was announced during pregame introductions.Considering current or former UW players scored three of the nine goals and Badgers assisted five of the nine goals, the fan support was not surprising.“It was funny because usually when there’s that many people there they’re really loud and you know, all Badger biased,” Lawler said. “I think tonight they didn’t really know who to cheer for. Even the power play cheer wasn’t as loud as usual.”With the return to Madison behind them, the U.S National Olympic Team has less than a month remaining before taking on China on Feb. 14 in Vancouver.While many have projected Johnson’s squad along with Canada to reach the gold medal game, the former University of Wisconsin standout insisted his focus was on the first game.“I know a lot of people are talking about Canada-U.S., but I lived a situation 30 years ago that everybody thought the Russians were going to win the gold medal back in 1980 and unfortunately funny things happened,” Johnson said. “And I know there’s several countries — Sweden, Finland and Canada as well as ourselves — that have goaltenders that can win the tournament.”For Johnson’s sake, let’s hope there is not another miracle on the ice in Vancouver.Jordan is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. Will you be watching when Team USA takes on China on Feb. 14? What’s your favorite Olympic sport? 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Big East : Parity remains strong theme in Big East; league wide open

first_img Comments Published on October 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu For Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, the Big East has long been defined by parity. Whether a team sits atop the conference standings or scuffles at the bottom, every conference matchup is a battle.‘I think that’s been the Big East,’ Schiano said in the Big East coaches teleconference Monday. ‘I think that’s one of the things that makes the Big East football conference so exciting is that every week any team in our league can beat any other team.’It was true last year when Schiano’s Scarlet Knights finished in last place with a 1-6 conference record, but they earned their lone win over the Big East champion, Connecticut. And they have proven to be true again so far this season.Schiano and Rutgers (4-1, 2-0 Big East) were picked to repeat their 2010 last-place performance in the Big East football preseason media poll, but after winning their first two conference matchups, they are currently in first place. The Scarlet Knights are one of five Big East teams with winning records at the midway point. At 3-3, Pittsburgh is a dangerous opponent and the conference’s coaches aren’t about to overlook Louisville and Connecticut despite their subpar play thus far.South Florida and Pittsburgh have both already learned how important it is to go into each game ready to go from the start.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Bulls’ lesson came in its first conference matchup with the Panthers on Sept. 29. Going into the Thursday night game with a struggling Pittsburgh team, South Florida was cruising. USF was 4-0 and climbed to No. 14 in the nation behind an explosive offense.But the Panthers upset the Bulls to end their undefeated start in dominant fashion, winning 44-17.‘Every week in this league, you better strap it up, you better be ready to play or you’re going to get beat,’ USF head coach Skip Holtz said in the teleconference.Holtz is keeping that in mind as his team prepares to take on Connecticut this Saturday. The Bulls head coach said UConn is a solid football team despite its 2-4 start, pointing out that three of the Huskies’ losses came by a combined 14 points.As USF looks to get back on track, Pittsburgh will try to rebound after following up its big win over the Bulls with an embarrassing 34-10 loss to Rutgers last Saturday.Pitt head coach Todd Graham said he stressed to his team that it needed to put the emotional high of the USF win in the past and to start preparing for the Scarlet Knights. But Graham said the Panthers failed to do so, and it showed in the loss Saturday.Graham said he is still trying to get his program established in his first year at the helm, and his players need to show more consistency.There are no excuses for failing to prepare properly, he said, especially for a conference game. He and his coaching staff try to hammer that point home every week.‘You better be humble each week is what we talk to our guys in how you approach your opponent in the Big East,’ Graham said in the teleconference. ‘Because if not, you’ll get humbled.’Staying humble has also become a part of the ‘fabric’ of Schiano’s Rutgers program. Schiano said he talks about being humble every day. With his team off to an unexpected 2-0 start in conference play, he said it is important to keep that mentality moving forward.This Scarlet Knights team has adopted that mentality since it began working out immediately after the 2010 season ended with a 35-14 loss to West Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 4. The Monday after the game, Schiano said, Rutgers was already training for 2011.The team’s losing campaign snapped a streak of five straight bowl appearances for Rutgers, and that didn’t sit well with Schiano or the players.Their drive to improve has formed a strong bond between the players in 2011. Now, the Scarlet Knights are taking extra time to study their playbooks together during the week. The intense preparation has translated to a high level of confidence for Rutgers on Saturdays, Schiano said.The fast start has answered some of the questions surrounding the Scarlet Knights after losing their final six games to finish 4-8 last season.‘It was questions about doing some things that were very fundamental playing the game, as well as chemistry things that I wanted to see us get back to who we were,’ Schiano said. ‘And we’re not there yet, but I like the direction we’re headed.’From what Holtz has seen from afar, he thinks Rutgers has reclaimed that identity as a tough and fundamentally sound football team. The USF head coach feels it’s also the identity of the Big East, and that style of play is the reason the conference is so competitive each week.‘It is such a balanced league with teams playing solid, fundamental football,’ Holtz said. ‘This is not a trick league where it’s wide open, throw it all over the yard.’Big man on campusStedman BaileyWest VirginiaWide ReceiverLast week: Seven catches, 178 yards, two touchdownsBailey now leads the Big East in receiving after his fourth straight game with 100 yards receiving in West Virginia’s 43-16 win over Connecticut on Saturday. The redshirt sophomore caught seven balls for 178 yards, good for a 25.4-yard-per-catch average. Bailey’s 84-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter pushed WVU’s lead to double digits and put the game out of reach. Bailey has become one of quarterback Geno Smith’s favorite targets as the Mountaineers continue to light up the scoreboard.rjgery@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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NHL power rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche move up as Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs drop down

first_imgAnze Kopitar is leading the Kings with 43 points — 16 points more than the three guys tied for second. 31. Detroit Red Wings, 28 points (12-34-4)Last ranking: 31Tyler Bertuzzi, go have some fun. “Look at the stars. Look how they shine for you.”Yes, he 2020 NHL All-Star break is officially upon us. While the majority of players, coaches and staff are headed for warmer climates and exotic locations this week, a select group will descend on St. Louis and the Blues’ home, the Enterprise Center, for the annual showcase of the NHL’s top stars.  Friday marks the All-Star Skills Competition — and the debut of Shooting Stars and the Elite Women’s 3-on-3 — with the All-Star Game wrapping up the festivities on Saturday night. Therefore, this week it’s all about the stars.MORE: Diving into Corsi: Limitations and applications of hockey’s ‘fancy stat’Here’s a look at the latest power rankings.NHL power rankings1. St. Louis Blues, 68 points (30-11-8)Last ranking: 2One of the top teams in the NHL, the Blues’ four stars — Ryan O’Reilly, David Perron, Alex Pietrangelo and Jordan Binnington — along with head coach Craig Berube, will be front and center this weekend.2. Washington Capitals, 71 points (33-11-5)Last ranking: 6Alex Ovechkin will miss All-Star Weekend again, but the Caps have netminder Braden Holtby and Norris Trophy contender John Carlson looking to repeat as All-Star Game champs. 3. Boston Bruins, 68 points (28-10-12)Last ranking: 1 Boston’s lone player at All-Star Weekend, David Pastrnak, is also the NHL’s top goal scorer with 37 goals. Head coach Bruce Cassidy is running the Atlantic Division bench and you know he’ll be saying one thing consistently:Here come the hats.Goal No. 35.4-4 game. pic.twitter.com/qe6wNDQv3Y— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) January 10, 20204. Colorado Avalanche, 62 points (28-15-6)Last ranking: 10Nathan MacKinnon has 72 points in 49 games — seven points in the last five games — and is on pace for a monster year.5. Pittsburgh Penguins, 67 points (31-13-5)Last ranking: 3Sidney Crosby won’t be going for back-to-back All-Star Game MVP Awards — sad emoji.6. Tampa Bay Lightning, 62 points (29-15-4)Last ranking: 4Since Dec. 3, Andrei Vasilevskiy is 15-2-1 with a .928 save percentage. 7. Columbus Blue Jackets, 60 points (26-16-8)Last ranking: 13If balloting was done today, goaltender Elvis (Merzlikins) would be in the building.8. New York Islanders, 61 points (28-15-5)Last ranking: 7Mathew Barzal has 40 points in 48 games. 9. Vancouver Canucks, 58 points (27-18-4)Last ranking: 8Quinn Hughes for the Calder? The American defenseman is officially in the mix. This weekend, he’ll be flanked by teammates Elias Pettersson — who will surely show off his silky mitts — and goalie Jacob Markstrom who is having a career year and is a strong candidate for best quote of the weekend.10. Dallas Stars, 58 points (27-17-4)Last ranking: 11Tyler Seguin is on pace for his lowest point production (62) in a season outside of his rookie year and the lockout-shortened season.11. Carolina Hurricanes, 59 points (28-18-3)Last ranking: 12Let’s be honest, Jaccob Slavin should have been named an All-Star even before he replaced Dougie Hamilton.12. Calgary Flames, 57 points (26-19-5)Last ranking: 5″Big Save Dave” will formally be introduced to everyone outside of Alberta; however, to be fair here: all eyes will be on Matthew Tkachuk vs. Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid.13. Edmonton Oilers, 57 points (26-18-5)Last ranking: 18See above . . . and below.Draisaitl on the 3-on-3 possibility of Tkachuk being with he and McDavid at the all-star game. When I asked the question, I tweeted his response as “I’d get off the ice.” Exact quote was “I’d probably get off the ice.”— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) January 13, 202014. Florida Panthers, 59 points (27-16-5)Last ranking: 16Jonathan Huberdeau is one of the best-kept secrets in the NHL (64 points in 48 games).15. Toronto Maple Leafs, 57 points (25-17-7)Last ranking: 9Expecting this weekend to be the Auston Matthews—Mitchell Marner—Frederik Andersen show.16. Philadelphia Flyers, 58 points (26-17-6)Last ranking: 17The Twittersphere has spoken and thinks Travis Konecny should be mic’d up.17. Arizona Coyotes, 57 points (26-20-5)Last ranking: 14Stick taps to head coach Rick Tocchet who most likely canceled relaxing vacation plans to take the reins of the Pacific Division team following Gerard Gallant’s firing.18. Vegas Golden Knights, 57 points (25-19-7)Last ranking: 15About that firing — it was surprising, to say the least. Vegas will still have a rep in St. Louis in Max Pacioretty, who is tied for sixth in points (47) by a left winger in the NHL.19. Winnipeg Jets, 54 points (25-20-4)Last ranking: 20If the season ended today, Connor Hellebuyck would get my vote for the Vezina.20. Nashville Predators, 51 points (22-18-7)Last ranking: 22Same for Roman Josi and the Norris.21. New York Rangers, 50 points (23-20-4)Last ranking: 19And Artemi Panarin, Hart Trophy candidate.22. Buffalo Sabres, 49 points (22-20-7)Last ranking: 21Jack Eichel is singlehandedly carrying the Sabres.23. Montreal Canadiens, 51 points (22-21-7)Last ranking: 26Is it too late to make Ilya Kovalchuk an All-Star? He has eight points in eight games with the Canadiens. However, Having captain Shea Weber as the club’s representative ain’t too shabby either.24. Chicago Blackhawks, 54 points (24-20-6)Last ranking: 23Patrick Kane will be playing in his ninth All-Star Game — the most among all participants. By the way, he is not the oldest player in attendance.25. Minnesota Wild, 50 points (22-21-6)Last ranking: 24At 35, Eric Staal leads the Wild with 36 points.26. San Jose Sharks, 46 points (21-25-4)Last ranking: 27Tomas Hertl has a long-standing line of Sharks All-Stars to live up to in Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, Brent Burns’ beard and Joe Thornton.27. New Jersey Devils, 41 points (17-24-7)Last ranking: 25The first of many selections for Nico Hischier.28. Ottawa Senators, 42 points (17-23-8)Last ranking: 28Remember when John Tortorella said, “I don’t think [Anthony Duclair] knows how to play,”?Well, Torts, Duclair is having a breakout year and is an All-Star. Thoughts?29. Anaheim Ducks, 43 points (19-24-5)Last ranking: 30Sorry Ducks fans, you won’t have a rep at Alll-Star Weekend this year after Jakob Silfverberg was excused from playing with his wife due to give birth any day.30. Los Angeles Kings, 41 points (18-27-5)Last ranking: 29last_img read more

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Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Buddy

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Buddy! He is an all-around great guy! His handsome face is quite noble with flop-over ears, and his lovely black coat is accentuated by his white chest.   Buddy is a 3-year-old, Mastiff/Black Labrador Retriever mix, weighs 69 pounds, and love kids (especially teenagers). He gets along well with other dogs and cats if properly introduced and knows his basic commands. In addition, he knows how to walk politely on a leash, enjoys swimming, car rides, and playing fetch!Buddy would make a great active family dog and is a wonderful companion! If you have a fenced yard, and the time to give him exercise and love, he might be the dog for you!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Buddy in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-A-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

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Footballer who splits opponent’s kidney during 5-a-side game given 2 and a half years…

first_imgAdvertisement n5oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2khnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eqr1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) olbixyWould you ever consider trying this?😱hgodoCan your students do this? 🌚kaRoller skating! Powered by Firework Petru Pinto, a former professional footballer has tackled another footballer in a 5-a-side and the tackle caused a grade four renal injury or ‘split kidney’ to the opponent player. The incident happened on 16th November, 2012 at Dublin. Dublin Circuit Criminal Court failed to come to a conclusion after 30th November, 2018.Advertisement Finally the jury decided to give 2 and half years imprisonment to Petru Pinto for causing that injury. According to their verdict that the tackle was reckless but it was not intentional. Football is a body contact game and tackles are a part of the game. However, these sort of reckless tackles should not be there in the football field.Advertisement According to the verdict, the tackle caused by Pinto was dangerous and well beyond the limits of the game. So, a fine of €5000 has to be paid by the 50 year old former professional footballer to the victim within three years.After the injury, the victim has to suffer various health issues. It is a grade four renal injury. According to the victim, 25 percent functions of his kidney are not working. So, he has to suffer from blood pressure related issues and his medical cost has been around €1350. He also mentioned that he failed to join his work till 20 weeks after his injury.Advertisement Star Brazilian footballer Neymar currently facing 4 court trials Advertisementlast_img read more

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JC sprinters targeted sub 39

first_imgFollowing Jamaica College’s scintillating 40.01 clocking to capture the Class One Boys’ 4x100m at the Gibson McCook Relays last Saturday, Devaughn Baker believes his school’s sprint cadre will be the ones to watch at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships next month.”It was a fine run. We knew that we were going to come out here and win this quite easily. We wanted to break Calabar’s 39.30 seconds, but we are still happy with the win,” Baker said.Baker is a former Class Two record holder in the 400m, winning the finals in 46.64 in 2013. He was a beaten World Junior Championships semi-finalist that same year but had seen a dip in form since due to injuries.This year, however, he believes he will be big for himself and his Old Hope Road institution, hoping to medal at Champs and help them to victory.”I am a person always in the mix, so I will medal,” he added, while dismissing the assertion that JC is just about field events, jumps, and so on.He explained that JC’s class one is not to be taken lightly.”We were going for sub-39, so we will see how that goes,” he said. “Yes, we are going to cause upsets, and the next two weeks, we will prove a point. We have a point to prove.”JC were the second winners of the championships in 1911 and have been among the top five finishers since then, winning the trophy for schoolboy athletics supremacy an overall 21 times, the last in 2011.”Every year, we go in as underdogs, and even seeing that we came out here and produced, they are still going to have us as underdogs. But we are going to prove them wrong,” warned Baker.last_img read more

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