2 injured in road crash

first_imgAccording to police investigation, Vastorand Pelagio were navigating the road when a motorcycle driven by Azer Lupines, 23,of Bingawan hit them. Vastor and Pelagio fell off their motorcycle. both sustained bruises after the crash. They received treatment at the CalinogDistrict Hospital. Lyod Vincent Vastor, 18, of BarangayCairo, Bingawan and Mamerta Pelagio, 68, of Barangay Aagba-o center_img Lupines, meanwhile, was unharmed. He wasbrought to the Bingawan police station, where he was detained./PN ILOILO City – The motorcycle they wereriding crashed against another in Barangay Agba-o, Bingawan, Iloilo.last_img read more

Ward and Quigley guaranteed medals

first_imgReigning European middleweight champion Jason Quigley secured Ireland’s first medal at the World Championships with a fine points win over Hungarian fourth seed Zoltan Harsca. Press Association And light-heavyweight Joe Ward joined Quigley in guaranteeing a medal when he won his bout against Russian third seed Nikita Ivanov, who was prevented from continuing after sustaining a cut in the first round. But heavyweight Tommy McCarthy lost a split decision to Argentina’s Yamil Peralta, and Olympic bronze medallist Michael Conlan went down to tough Russian Vladimir Nikitin at bantamweight. center_img Paddy Barnes lost a scrappy contest on points to Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Latipov. Double Olympic bronze medallist Barnes, who had moved up from light-flyweight for the first time, suffered a cut in the first round of a bout in which both men were deducted a point for infringements. last_img read more

Broward Man Accused of Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Men

first_imgA Tamarac man is facing additional charges of kidnapping and sexual battery, following his recent arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting an unconscious man in a car.Authorities say that 51-year-old Javier Isaac Nepton was arrested last January for a sexual battery and kidnapping that occurred back in 2016, court records show.However, a second case has resulted in the latest charges, and a prosecutor hints there could be more coming.According to the arrest reports, the two incidents were similar. The men would be drinking in a Fort Lauderdale bar and would then suddenly black out.They would wake up feeling groggy in a parked car, while Nepton sexually assaulted them. Courtesy: Broward Sheriff’s OfficeThe men said they would lapse in and out of consciousness, unable to fight back, and add that they had not given their consent.The Broward Sheriff’s Office says one man was bitten and bruised, requiring him to receive care at a sexual assault treatment center.At Nepton’s court appearance on Saturday morning, a Broward County assistant state attorney said there had been “numerous recent incidents of similar behavior.”Meanwhile, the public defender responded that there was no proof the alleged victim in the latest incident had not given his consent and then had regretted the situation.Broward Judge John D. Fry set bonds totaling $255,000, although Nepton is already being held without bond for the previous kidnapping charge.last_img read more

The Latest: Two Kansas State student-athletes test positive

first_imgAccording to school protocol, each athlete will have to self-isolate for 10 days or be without fever for 72 hours without medication, whichever takes longer. The guidelines also include quarantine for anybody known to have been in contact with someone who tested positive.The athletic department’s new return-to-campus policy includes a recommended week-long, stay-at-home period prior to returning and quarantine upon arrival prior to testing. Student-athletes are not allowed inside any department facilities and can’t participate in any voluntary or required team activities until a negative test result is received.Although the university did not disclose what sports the student-athletes play, Athletics Director Gene Taylor said a small number of positive tests was anticipated based on what has happened across college football.___Kentucky has moved its football season opener against Eastern Michigan ahead two days to Sept. 3, avoiding a conflict with the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. June 16, 2020 Associated Press The Latest: Two Kansas State student-athletes test positive Guardiola says Walker made a “brave statement” about the effect the lockdown had on him and his family and adds “the human being always goes first before the football player.”Guardiola says there is no chance his players would be fully fit after only three weeks of training ahead of the restart and is worried about the risk of injuries.___Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone says an antibody test revealed he had COVID-19.Malone says in an interview with CBS4 in Denver he wasn’t feeling well shortly after the season was suspended March 11. He reached out to the team’s medical staff to be tested but no tests were available at the time. Malone says he had an antibody test around Memorial Day weekend. The hall of fame also plans new safety protocols in accordance with state and federal guidelines, including rigorous cleaning procedures, temperature checks for staff and guests, masks and additional hand sanitizing station throughout the museum.___Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will not hold Kyle Walker’s lockdown indiscretions against him when the Premier League resumes on Wednesday.Walker apologized for hosting a party at his home during the 100-day shutdown of the league because of the coronavirus outbreak. The England right back also said he was being “harassed” after acknowledging in a statement he breached lockdown rules to visit members of his family.Guardiola was asked if Walker’s actions affected his chances of being selected against Arsenal on the first day of the Premier League’s resumption. He says “I judge my players on what happen on the pitch.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Kansas State confirmed Tuesday that two student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 out of approximately 120 who have undergone testing. center_img Both SEC schools were allowed to begin a phased return of student-athletes last week and both are planning to start fall semester in August. ___The College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta plans to reopen July 1 with a new exhibit featuring historically black colleges and universities.The museum closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The reopening was delayed after the facility sustained damage in riots that erupted the night of May 29 over the death of George Floyd. The glass facade was shattered and merchandise was stolen from the street-front gift shop, but no exhibits or artifacts were damaged.The new HBCU exhibit will focus on their history, traditions and Hall of Fame players and coaches. There will also be a special section dedicated to Georgia’s HBCUs, the Celebration Bowl and kick-off games between the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Southwestern Athletic Conference. The museum is also planning a second exhibit that will open next year during black history month. The Russian anti-doping agency says it is resuming the testing of athletes after a break of nearly three months because of the coronavirus pandemic.The agency says its staff has been equipped with protective equipment and will have to test negative for the virus before working with any athletes.It has also offered athletes advice on how to register their status if they have to isolate themselves because they have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.The agency initially suspended testing on March 27 for one week but that was extended because of Russian government measures to prevent the spread of the virus.___ The Derby was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5 because of COVID-19 concerns, the first time since 1945 it didn’t run on the first Saturday in May. Kentucky will play its eighth Thursday night game in modern times and first since hosting Auburn on Oct. 15, 2015.___Kentucky has screened football players for COVID-19 but so far hasn’t specified how many of the 90 players back have been cleared to practice. Vanderbilt athletics is currently in the first stage of its return and football is the only sport back on campus. The team may conduct voluntary workouts this month, and activities will increase during the summer as long as university guidelines allow. The school’s plan says football is aiming to begin preseason practice in early August. Malone says the team doctor called up and said “you tested positive.”Malone adds that he likes to say “I got coronavirus and I kicked its butt.”His squad was in third place in the Western Conference when the season was halted. The league is working on completing the health and safety protocols for a restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida.Malone says “I hope that going down to Orlando will be in a safe environment and we can limit the amount of people that actually get it.”___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Obesity summit brings leaders to USC campus

first_imgFive USC schools and prominent members of the health community attended the eighth-annual obesity summit Friday at Town and Gown, where speakers and workshops focused on the growing problem of childhood obesity.Eating right · Chef Robert Edwards gives a healthy cooking demonstration to Congresswoman Grace Napolitano at the childhood obesity summit Friday. The summit focused on research and creating policies to solve the issue of childhood weight problems. – James Watson | Daily Trojan Part of the first National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the summit attempted to lay the groundwork for future policies, and focused on mapping out the issue and discussing solutions.“Obesity is not just a problem for the child who gets picked on at school or doesn’t get picked on the playground,” USC President C.L. Max Nikias said. “There is a cost for all of us.”Nikias opened the summit by thanking various officials who came from different parts of the country.“I am convinced that together we can make sure the childhood obesity crisis of today is only a memory tomorrow,” Nikias said. “I feel privileged to be holding this literal ‘meeting of the minds’ here on campus.”The nearly 350 people in attendance, including six congressional members, was more than expected, according to administrators who organized the event.“It was a pretty amazing production, not only from standpoint of how it was done but by the attendance,” said Eddie North-Hager, a representative from USC Media Relations.When the Congressional Hispanic, Black and Asian Pacific American Caucuses, or tri-caucus, asked USC to host the event, North-Hager said the university jumped at the chance.Jennifer Grodksy, executive director of the USC Office of Federal Relations, said she believes the university was asked because of its place in the community.“We are known as a leader in healthcare, and because of our location … We’re a target population and because of all our civic engagement,” she said.The event also featured healthy cooking demonstrations with chefs and touched upon the need for future obesity research.“Twenty-six percent of Americans are obese and we have no good data on type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute.The summit, however, is not the first effort by USC to temper  the increase of childhood obesity.Innovative projects are sprouting in an attempt to tackle the issue. A program called KNOWME, through the Viterbi School of Engineering, uses a mobile device to track a child’s activity level, sending text messages to a participant’s phone about his obesity-related behavior.“While we have many experts focusing on this problem, we cannot solve it alone. All of us must work together. We must combine our efforts. We must pool our resources,” Nikias said. An empowerment camp called Minority Youth Leaders in Action was held at USC in August. Led by USC’s Rossier School of Education, it encouraged teenagers at risk for obesity to increase their healthy options.“I think they’re trying to translate hard science into intervention that would work in the community,” said Janet Schneiderman, an assistant professor of social work. “This is the epicenter of obesity in L.A., South Central, so we have a very good possibility of making a difference in this particular community.” Keynote speaker Audrey Howe pointed out that hunger and obesity are two sides to the same coin. “They are both fueled by a lack of nutrition,” Howe said.The consequences of obesity range from diabetes to asthma to emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety and a lower self-esteem, Nikias said.One in every three American children are overweight or obese, and particular ethnic groups and regions are more severely impacted, according to White House reports.“It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that this problem will get worse unless we do something to make it better,” Nikias said.last_img read more

Women of Troy prepare for Pac-12 championships

first_imgAfter a win over crosstown rivals UCLA, the USC women’s tennis team is ready to leave for Ojai, Calif., to compete in the Pac-12 championships from Wednesday until Sunday. The Women of Troy are seeking their first Pac-12 title since 1985.The No. 19 Women of Troy are currently undefeated in the Pac-12 with a 7-0 record. Overall they are 12-4 on the season, with the last loss coming at the hands of UCLA on Feb. 25.The Trojans currently have three players in the singles rankings. At No. 24 is senior Giuliana Olmos. The senior has an 11-3 record on the season and has a perfect 5-0 record in conference matches, with all wins coming from the top spot. At No. 115 is freshman Rianna Valdes, followed by sophomore Madison Westby at No. 116.In the doubles field the Women of Troy are led by Olmos and her partner, sophomore Gabby Smith, who are ranked No. 7 in the country. They are followed by Westby and junior Zoe Katz, ranked No. 80 in the country.The Women of Troy will face No. 13 Stanford (13-5, 8-1) to decide the Pac-12 champion. It’s the first meeting between the two teams, as their previous match on March 11 was canceled due to weather conditions.Stanford upset Cal last week 4-3 to hand the top-ranked Golden Bears their first loss of the season and set up Wednesday’s title match.In singles, four players are ranked nationally. Junior Carol Zhao is currently at No. 33, followed by junior Taylor Davidson at No. 40. Junior Caroline Doyle is currently ranked at No. 82, followed by senior Krista Hardebeck at No. 93.In doubles, Doyle and Davidson and are currently ranked No. 5 in the nation. Hardebeck also enjoys a spot in the doubles ranking, currently at No. 67 with freshman Caroline Lampl.On Thursday, the singles action will start. The format consists of a 32-player draw, with three players from each of the top-10 schools and two players from the 11th-place team. The Women of Troy will be represented by Olmos, Westby and Katz. The last Trojan to win the singles title is Amanda Fink, who was crowned back in 2009.The doubles draw will start on Friday. The format is a 16-team draw. Each school will have its top pair, plus five additional pairs selected by the Draw Committee. USC will have both Olmos/Smith and Katz/Westby in the draw. Olmos won the doubles crown in 2014, when she partnered with former Trojan Kaitlyin Christian.last_img read more

NPFL: Rangers Stun Sunshine in Akure to Lead Group A

first_imgElsewhere, former champions Enyimba also defeated Kwara United 2-0  in Aba to moved to second spot. Stanley Dimgba scored both goals in the 2nd  and 73rd minutes respectively.MFM FC was held to a goalless draw at their Soccer Temple in Agege yesterday by visiting Lobi Stars while Niger Tornadoes defeated Wikki Tourists 2-0 to ease off the pressure on the players and coaching crew.In Karsina, a controversial first half penalty set the tone at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium as Katsina United defeated Rivers United 2-1.Centre referee, Chibuzo Udeh stunned even the home fans when he pointed to the spot on 18 minutes as the mystified Rivers United players surrounded the official, ostensibly requesting to know why he (the referee) had pointed to the spot.“I still don’t understand why the referee awarded that penalty,” the Rivers United technical manager, Stanley Eguma said at the post match.“No Katsina United player appealed for it, I didn’t see any infringement but the referee awarded it (the penalty).Tasiu Lawal scored the penalty for Katsina United in the 18th minute,  while Usman Barau doubled the advantage in the 51st minute.Cletus Emotan consolatory goal in the 68th minute was not enough for United to share in the spoil.In Group B, Akwa United reclaimed top position following a 3-0 defeat of Kano Pillars in Uyo. Ndifreke Effiong, Emmanuel Charles and Kodjovi Dadzie scored the goals for the Promise Keepers.FC IfeanyiUbah maintained their title push with a comfortable 2-0 home win against Go Round in Nnewi. Uche Ihuarulam got the two goals for the Anambra Warriors.Heartland also continued their climb to decent spot of Group B with the 3-1 defeat of Nasarawa United in Okigwe.Nnamdi Egbujor, Chukwudi Nwaodu, Joshua Akhabue were on target for Heartland in the game, while  Sanusi Ibrahim netted Nasarawa United’s  consolation goal.There were also wins for Abia Warriors and El-Kanemi Warriors who defeated Yobe Desert Stars and Plateau United  respectively.Abia Warriors also secured  a 1-0 win against Yobe Desert Stars courtesy of Ibrahim Olawoyin 81st minute strike.MATCH-DAY 15Enyimba 2-0 KwaraKatsina 2-1 Rivers UtdTornadoes 2-0 WikkiSunshine 1-2 RangersA’Warriors 1-0 Yobe StarsAkwa Utd 3-0 PillarsEl-Kanemi 1-0 Plateau UtdGombe Utd 1-0 Delta StarsHeartland 3-1 NasarawaIfeanyiubah 2-0 Go-RoundShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeEnugu Rangers defeated Sunshine Stars 2-1 in a Match-day 15 clash at the Akure Township Stadium yesterday to move to the summit of Group A of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).That victory extended the unbeaten run of the Flying Antelopes to nine matches. It was Rangers’ Ivorian import who started the victory dance for the title-chasing team from the Coal City in the 29th minute. Anthony Omaka sealed maximum points for Rangers few minutes to end of the game.last_img read more

Chicharito Debunks West Ham Exit Rumours

first_imgWest Ham striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has denied rumours that he has asked to exit the capital club.Widespread reports mainly from his homeland of Mexico had revealed that the former Manchester United star wants to link up with Mexican side Chivas again ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year.Hernandez joined the Hammers from Bayer Leverkusen for £16m in July and has now shut down the aforementioned rumours as he claimed that they were “completely false”. He used his Twitter handle to deny the rumours as he said: “I am 100% committed to helping improve the situation that we are all experiencing in West Ham,” he tweeted.The 4-goal player in the English Premier League (EPL) this season added that he had not asked to leave “at any time. Relatedlast_img read more

Preview: Kotoko face Ashgold in SWAG Cup

first_imgAsante Kotoko will revive their rivalry with their Ashanti regional counterparts as they come face to face in Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG Cup) on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi.The invitational Cup sponsored by State Insurance Company (SIC) is in honour of H.P Nyametei who was the first Ghanaian to be appointed as the CEO of the institution and also a former Hearts of Oak cum GFA chairman.Asante Kotoko who are the most successful club in the history of the Cup competition which started in 1972, with 13 titles are expected to play their hearts out to avenge the Otumfuo Cup defeat they suffered in the hands of Ashanti Gold, who have won the SWAG Cup on 3 occasions.Coach David Duncan has made a lot of changes in the Porcupine Warriors team by putting players such as Richard Mpong, Smallboy Korbah, Jordan Opoku, Prince Baffoe, etc on transfer, while about 7 new players have been recruited to augment the squad including Samuel Sekyere, Ernest Sowah, Edwin Frimpong, Bennett Ofori, etc.Also another big absentee in the Kotoko setup is Abeiku Ainooson, who recently joined Sudanese side Al Hilal on a season long loan.The Miners have a core of their team intact, but they will be missing the services of their skipper in the last season league, Lawrence Lartey, who is now plying his trade in South Africa and their attacking minded midfielder Didier Kore. Coach Bashiru Hayford’s charges will have the edge over their opponent in midfield as they are likely to parade the likes of Eric Opoku, who was last season’s Ghana Premier League best player, Kadiru Mohammed, Osei Baffour when they battle with Jackson Owusu, Kwadwo Poku, Benedict Ofori, Frank Sarfo Gyamfi, who will be in the Kotoko midfield.However Kotoko attacking trio of Obed Owusu, Dauda Mmohammed and Ahmed Toure will torment the Ashgold denfence.The supporters of Kotoko over the week cautioned their idol club to pull out of the SWAG Cup due to inadequate preparation to avoid an embarrassing defeat, but later rescinded their decision and are now backing their team to victory.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Hoornstra: In baseball, statues are not the preferred path to immortality

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Just as there is a reason why Robinson and Koufax have a statue, there is a reason why now. By 2033, the Dodgers will have spent as much time in Los Angeles as they did in Brooklyn. Once the latest round of renovations is complete, some $300 million will have been spent updating Dodger Stadium in less than a decade. The franchise has a sense of permanence here it had not earned a decade ago. Statues are a logical part of the landscape.There are other reasons why this did not happen sooner.Unlike other lines of work, baseball immortality isn’t measured in statues. There is a national Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, replete with bronze busts of the all-time greats. There is a long tradition in baseball of retiring jersey numbers, beginning with Lou Gehrig in 1939. Statues are cool, but they are not the highest honor of immortality a baseball player can earn.And yet, there are statues of baseball players everywhere. There are 12 outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis, including one of broadcaster Jack Buck, and 14 at US Cellular Field in Chicago. There are four outside of PNC Park in Pittsburgh and seven, including one of broadcaster Ernie Harwell, at Comerica Park in Detroit. Angel Stadium has two statues, and neither depicts a player. Founding owner Gene Autry greets fans who enter the stadium through the left. Rod Carew’s daughter, Michelle, greets fans who enter through the right.The most authoritative list of baseball statues in the United States and Canada was compiled by a trio of academics linked to the University of Sheffield in Great Britain. Their list, published on The Sporting Statues Project website, features 342 statues in all. Subjects run the gamut. Ken Griffey Junior and Senior each have one statue on the list. So do Neftali Feliz and Juan Uribe. That’s half as many as Paul Konerko and Bob Uecker (two each). Negro Leagues star Judy Johnson has three, Babe Ruth has four, Roberto Clemente has five, and Jackie Robinson has nine – a number that does not include his enormous bust in front of Pasadena’s City Hall. Statue-worthiness is only loosely determined by the numbers on the back of your baseball card. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Statues are conspicuous for their presence. A retired number, while more prestigious in baseball circles, is remarkable for its absence. Calls for the Dodgers to retire Fernando Valenzuela’s number 34 have persisted for years, but a statue of Fernando would offer more: a physical space for future generations to pause and remember his career and impact. The Dodgers cannot retire the jersey numbers of Hall of Fame outfielder Zack Wheat or broadcasters Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin, because they did not have jersey numbers. But each man can receive a statue someday.Who should receive the next statue at Dodger Stadium?“I think there’s an active Dodger that’s probably going to have one down the road,” Manager Dave Roberts said.“Twenty-two,” outfielder Joc Pederson said.It would be the first statue of Clayton Kershaw, matching him with Cy Young for 333rd on the all-time list.center_img Like all works of art, statues help tell stories. Baseball has stories spanning three centuries. When Nomar Garciaparra reached the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 1996, he did not know the stories of the franchise that drafted him. He grew up in Southern California. A statue at Fenway Park depicting Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr helped Garciaparra learn. (Meeting each of the men in person helped more, he said.)“It’s also a generational game that is handed down,” Garciaparra said. “Now you can go to the statue and say, ‘I remember watching that player.’”Albert Pujols had a similar experience in St. Louis.“The respect you have for those guys like Jackie, Sandy Koufax, Lou (Brock), Red (Schoendienst) – just imagine that those guys pretty much opened the doors for us to get where we are right now in this generation,” he said.Related Articles Michelangelo made the careful choice to describe himself as a sculptor – not a painter, not an artist at large. He didn’t need the fungus on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to identify the superior medium.Tuesday, it was announced that Sandy Koufax would receive a statue outside Dodger Stadium next year. Jackie Robinson received the first, in 2017. When we consider how long sculpture has existed as an art form, how long baseball has existed as an American pastime, and how long the Dodgers have existed as a franchise, these statues seem overdue.Robinson was a logical first choice. His athletic accomplishments in a Dodger uniform were dwarfed by his cultural impact. To quote the sports writer Wendell Smith, Robinson had “the hopes, aspirations and ambitions of 13 million black Americans heaped upon his broad, sturdy shoulders” when he broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947. If anyone were to receive a statue outside Dodger Stadium, it was Robinson.Besides perhaps Walter O’Malley – the Brooklyn Dodgers owner who saw the team through integration and moved the franchise here in 1958 – no one merited a statue sooner than Koufax. Arguably the best left-handed pitcher ever, Koufax’s cultural impact on the Jewish community is no less worthy of recognition: “Three thousand years of beautiful tradition from Moses to Sandy Koufax,” to borrow a line from the garrulous bowler Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more