first_imgTwo promising 28-year-old boxers – Jamaican Camion Goldson, representing the Caribbean team, and Rashid Stevens ,fighting for the USA team – will make their professional debuts tonight on the Wray and Nephew 2016 ‘Contender’ show at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, Old Hope Road in St Andrew, beginning at 9:30 p.m. It was an interesting sidelight when the draw was done, that these two debutants were pitted against each other, and a keen contest is expected. Both have over 50 amateur fights and have represented their countries in overseas competition. Stevens has more accomplishments and told The Gleaner yesterday that he has a 45-9 record and was the 2015 National Golden Gloves champion. He also said that he has won other national titles and was runner-up in the tournament that was held recently to select the USA team to the Olympic Qualifier in Argentina. He was oozing confidence and said that he was keen on making a successful debut to the professional ranks. Goldson has been one of Jamaica’s leading amateurs for some time and has been a national representative on several occasions. His performances have not been consistent, but he has shown that on a given night, he can perform brilliantly. This is the seventh week of competition in the preliminary round of the series, which has 16 boxers vying for quarter-final berths. Following next week’s competition, the eight boxers remaining will be seeded and the top four will draw their opponents from the other four contestants. The main prize is purse money of two million dollars, with the runner-up getting $500,000, third $250,000 and fourth $200,000. The contest will be shown live on TVJ.last_img read more

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first_imgRobert Bailey, Gleaner WriterNASSAU, Bahamas:2011 100m world champion Yohan Blake and Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby have been named male and female captains of Jamaica’s team at the IAAF World Relays.The two-day event is set to run off today at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium.Blake, who has been plagued by injuries over the last two seasons, will lead Jamaica’s 4x100m quartet, which includes Kemar Bailey-Cole, Jevaughn Minzie, Everton Clarke and Nickel Ashmeade.McLaughlin-Whilby, 31, an Olympic relay medalist and World Championships 200m finalist, will compete on Jamaica’s 4x400m relay team, which also includes Christine Day, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Verone Chambers, Shericka Jackson, and Janieve Russell.Jamaica will be aiming to better their second-place finish at the championships in the 2015, this after they tallied 46 points behind the winners United States, who won the championships with 63 points.last_img read more

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first_imgOne of the children, Richard Rosewarne, 11, was quoted in the Taranaki Daily News on Wednesday as saying George fought with the pit bulls to keep them off his 4-year-old brother, Darryl. “George tried to protect us by barking and rushing at them, but they started to bite him – one on the head and the other on the back,” Richard said. “We ran off crying and some people saw what was happening and rescued George.” But George was so badly mauled that a veterinarian had to put him down, Gay said. South Taranaki District Council official Graham Young said the two pit bulls had been impounded, and likely would be put down because of the attack. In New Zealand, owners of dogs judged to be too aggressive can be required to have them neutered and dogs involved in attacks are destroyed. WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A plucky Jack Russell terrier named George saved five children from two marauding pit bulls, but was so severely mauled in the fight that it had to be put down, its owner said Wednesday. George was playing with the group of children as they returned home from buying sweets at a neighborhood shop in the small North Island town of Manaia on Sunday when the two pit bulls appeared and lunged toward them, his owner, Allan Gay, said. “George was brave – he took them on and he’s not even a foot high,” Gay told The Associated Press. “He jumped in on them, he tried to keep them off. “If it wasn’t for George, those kids would have copped it.” 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

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first_img0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino. Photo/TEAM TALKNAIROBI, Kenya, July 31 – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he doesn’t know if the club will bring in any new players before the start of the Premier League season.Spurs are yet to add any fresh faces to their squad this transfer window, despite Pochettino previously stating that he wants the club to be “brave” and “take risks” in the market to compete with the top clubs in England. Tottenham have been linked with moves for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, Aston Villa man Jack Grealish, and Manchester United winger Anthony Martial, but it remains unclear whether any of these transfers will happen.“Last season I told you some numbers, but this season we don’t know,” he told reporters.“I don’t know if we are going to sign [anyone] or not. We’re working on that. I cannot tell you if we’re going to sign one, zero or two or three or four.”He added: “I think I am working and focused on trying to deliver my job, our job. I try to prepare the team. That’s the focus and we’re concentrating on that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgSouther started Cal Aero, a surplus hardware and tool business in Paramount, in the 1950s. In addition to the burglary, Shove has also been charged with one count of receiving property knowing that it had been stolen and obtained by extortion plus three counts of sending a threatening letter for extortion. Shove’s attorney, Alex Robert Kessel, and Hardin’s lawyer, James Goldstein, couldn’t be reached for comment. Two other men had been arrested in the case, William Francis Vann of Covina and Jack William Reiland of San Diego. Vann pleaded guilty to one count of burglary on March 23, 2005, and received 22 days in jail. Prosecutors dismissed the case against Reiland in 2005, Gibbons said. Shove and Hardin are being held at the Men’s Central Jail without bail. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Southers were discovered Sept. 17, 2001, in the bedroom of their home in the 2100 block of Ardsheal Drive. The case went unsolved for three years. Cold case detectives later turned up Shove’s name during their investigation. They were then led to Hardin, whose DNA profile matched evidence left at the scene, investigators said. Prosecutors allege that Shove and Hardin killed the Southers between Sept. 15 and 17, 2001, during a burglary and for financial gain. They were charged with two counts of murder with special circumstances. The criminal complaint also alleges that Shove broke into Cal Aero Supply on Sept. 18 or 19, 2001, to commit larceny. Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of two men accused of beating to death a La Habra Heights couple during a burglary six years ago. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Theodore Churchill Shove, 55, and Lewis Hardin, 43, in the 2001 killings of Hubert Souther, 81, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann Souther, 79. Potential jurors filled out a death penalty questionnaire on Tuesday. “They come back (today). We’ll start picking the jury,” said David Walgren, who is one of two deputy district attorneys prosecuting the case. last_img read more

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first_imgArsenal face a must-win clash against title leaders Leicester City this weekend – and it’s live on talkSPORT.With the Foxes five points clear of their opponents at the top of the table, there can be no room for error from Arsene Wenger’s side.So, who will the French manager call upon for the tough clash?Will Francis Coquelin finally return to the starting line up?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Arsenal line up by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 18. Nacho Monreal (left back) 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) 24. Hector Bellerin (right back) 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre back) 11 11 17. Alexis Sanchez (left wing) 12. Olivier Giroud (striker) 11 11 11 16. Aaron Ramsey (centre midfield) 14. Theo Walcott (right wing) 11 11 11 11 11 11 5. Gabriel Paulista (centre back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11. Mesut Ozil (attacking midfield) 34. Francis Coquelin (centre midfield)last_img read more

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December 30, 2019

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Pro Basketball 7 p.m.Exhibition: Denver at PhoenixTNT College Football 4:30 p.m.Boston College at Virginia TechESPN 4:30 p.m.Wofford at Western CarolinaESPNU ON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Baseball 5 p.m.World Series, Gm. 2: Colorado at BostonCh. 11710 6 p.m.Air Force at New MexicoVersus Golf 6 a.m.PGA European Mallorca ClassicGolf 9 a.m.Nationwide Miccosukee ChampionshipGolf NoonPGA Ginn ClassicGolf 3 p.m.Champions Schwab Cup ChampionshipGolf Hockey 7 p.m.Phoenix at DucksPrime830 7:30 p.m.Dallas at KingsFSN1150 Soccer 11:30 a.m.UEFA Cup: Getafe at TottenhamFSC, FSE 2 p.m.UEFA Cup: Larissa at Everton (delayed)FSC 4 p.m.MLS playoffs: D.C. United at ChicagoESPN2 4 p.m.South American Cup quarterfinals:FSE River Plate at Defensor 6:30 p.m.South American Cup quarterfinals:FSE Arsenal de Sarandi at Chivas Guadalajara College Soccer 8 p.m.Women: San Diego at PortlandFSC Horse Racing 3 p.m.Trackside Live: Oak TreePrime Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. TV INDEX: CBS (Ch. 2); NBC (Ch. 4); KTLA (Ch. 5); ABC (Ch. 7); KCAL (Ch. 9); Fox (Ch. 11); KCOP (Ch. 13); KWHY (Ch. 22); KVMD (Ch. 23); KPXN (Ch. 30); KMEX (Ch. 34); KFTR (Ch. 46); KVEA (Ch. 52); KAZA (Ch. 54); KDOC (Ch. 56); KJLA (Ch. 57); KLCS (Ch. 58); CSTV (College Sports Television); ESPNC (ESPN Classic); FSC (Fox Soccer Channel); FSE (Fox Sports En Espa ol); FSN (Fox Sports Net West); NFL (NFL Network); Prime (Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket); Speed (Speed Channel); Show (Showtime); Tennis (Tennis Channel); TNT (Turner Network Television). RADIO INDEX: XSUR (540 AM); KLAC (570 AM); KRLH (590 AM); KOGO (600 AM); KIRN (670 AM); XTRA (690 AM); KSPN (710 AM); KLAA (830 AM); KIIS (850 AM); KRLA (870 AM); KFWB (980 AM); KTNQ (1020 AM); KNX (1070 AM); XPRS (1090 AM); KDIS (1110 AM); KSDP (1130 AM); KTLK (1150 AM); KXMX (1190 AM); KWKU (1220 AM); KKGO (1260 AM); KWKW (1330 AM); KPOP (1360 AM); KSPA (1510 AM); CASH (1700 AM); KLSX (97.1 FM). ——— Home games ——— Away games160Want 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

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first_imgBAGHDAD, Iraq – The day’s violence started with attacks on three Sunni mosques. But as night fell, three Shiite holy places had come under attack in what appeared to be a tit-for-tat exchange of sectarian clashes. At least 68 people were killed. The surge of violence Tuesday deepened the trauma of residents already shaken by fears the country was teetering on the brink of sectarian civil war, threatened talks among Iraqi politicians struggling to form a government and raised questions about U.S. plans to begin drawing down troop strength this summer. At least six of the attacks hit religious targets, concluding with a car bombing after sundown at the Shiite Abdel Hadi Chalabi mosque in the Hurriyah neighborhood that killed 23 and wounded 55. A separate suicide bombing killed 23 people at an east Baghdad gas station, where people had lined up to buy kerosine. In addition to those known to have been killed Tuesday, police found nine more bullet-riddled bodies, including a Sunni Muslim tribal sheik, off a road southeast of Baghdad. It was unclear when they died. Iraq began to tilt toward outright civil war after the Feb. 22 bombing of the important Shiite Askariya shrine in the mainly Sunni city of Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad. President Bush decried the latest surge in sectarian violence Tuesday and said that for Iraqis “the choice is chaos or unity.” In congressional testimony, National Intelligence Director John Negroponte said a civil war in Iraq could lead to a broader conflict in the Middle East, pitting the region’s Sunni and Shiite powers against one another. Defense Intelligence Agency chief Lt. Gen. Michael Maples said the sectarian violence stems from a core of Sunni Arab insurgents who can exploit “social, economic, historical and religious grievances.” “Networks based on these relationships remain the greatest threat to long-term stability in Iraq,” Maples said. The sectarian violence has hit Baghdad hardest because the population in the capital is about evenly divided between Shiites and Sunnis, more so than in any other region of the country. At about the same time as the attack on the Shiite Abdel Hadi Chalabi mosque, a mortar round landed near the Shiite Imam Kadhim shrine in the Kazimiyah neighborhood on the opposite side of the Tigris River, killing one and wounding 10. Those attacks appeared to have been in retaliation for assaults on Sunni places of worship earlier in the day. North of Baghdad, a blast badly damaged a Sunni mosque where the father of Saddam Hussein was buried in the family’s ancestral hometown, Tikrit. The Iraqi Islamic Party reported a bomb hit the Sunni Thou Nitaqain mosque in the Hurriyah neighborhood at 8a.m. Tuesday, killing three and wounding 11. Gunmen in two speeding cars opened fire on the Sunni al-Salam mosque in the western Baghdad’s Mansour district, killing a guard. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

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first_imgTHE DONEGAL manager, Rory Gallagher, has questioned the participation of the college teams in the January inter-county competitions.Gallagher’s Donegal team are not participating in the Dr McKenna Cup this month with the Under-21s, managed by Declan Bonner, instead taking part.Gallagher would have been without a host of players for the competition. Last month, Gallagher noted that he had 14 players who were to line out for colleges in competition this month. Patrick McBrearty, Ryan McHugh, Eoin McHugh (UUJ); Martin O’Reilly (Queens); Caolan Ward (IT Carlow); Caolan McGonigle Cian Mulligan, Conor Morrison, Hugh McFadden (DCU); Jamie Brennan, Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Eamonn McGrath (IT Sligo); Kieran Gillespie, Ciaran Thompson (DIT); and Mark Coyle (GMIT) are all to play for their college teams in McKenna Cup, O’Byrne Cup and FBD Leagues.“I know Declan has done some trading with a number of colleges to get some lads freed up at some stage,” Gallagher said at a press conference this week.UUJ, St Mary’s and Queen’s all compete in the Dr McKenna Cup.Gallagher said: “I don’t think they should be in the competition. They play in the Ryan Cup, the McKenna Cup and the Sigerson. The average club player only plays League football and Championship football. “The McKenna Cup is of no use or benefit to us as we don’t have access to the players.”Donegal take on Cavan at Sean MacCumhaill Park this Sunday in the McKenna Cup. Gallagher questions college participation in intercounty competitions was last modified: January 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

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