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BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWS

By on January 20, 2020

first_imgSATURDAY, SEPT 12ARSENAL 2STOKE CITY 0GOALS:-ARSENAL: WALCOTT 31; GIROUD 85.Arsenal moved up to third on Saturday with their first home win of the new campaign as Stoke dropped to the foot of the Barclays Premier League. The Gunners forced 29 attempts on goal but took more than half-an-hour before Theo Walcott netted to claim his 11th goal in 11 starts. Substitute Olivier Giroud added a second late on.CRYSTAL PALACE 0 MANCHESTER CITY 1GOAL:-CITY: IHEANACHO 90.Manchester City left it late to secure a fifth straight win at fellow high-flyers Crystal Palace. After a frustrating 90 minutes, Nigerian teenager Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first senior goal with 20 seconds remaining of normal time, after Samir Nasri’s shot was saved. City also kept a fifth straight clean sheet from the start of the season for the first time in their history.EVERTON 3CHELSEA 1GOALS:-EVERTON:NAISMITH 17, 22, 82. CHELSEA: MATIC 36.Steven Naismith scored a perfect hat-trick to hand champions Chelsea their third loss in their opening five league games. Naismith replaced the injured Muhamed Besic early on and headed in Brendan Galloway’s cross before sending a left-footed shot to put the Toffees 2-0 up. Chelsea responded through Nemanja Matic, but Scotsman Naismith added his third with his right foot.MANCHESTER UNITED3 LIVERPOOL 1GOALS:-UNITED: BLIND 49; HERRERA PEN 70; MARTIAL 86. LIVERPOOL: BENTEKE 84.Manchester United’s £36-million teenager, Anthony Martial, marked his debutwith a stunning goal. Christian Benteke’s equally impressive overhead kick had thrown Liverpool a lifeline after Daley Blind’s neat finish and Ander Herrera’s penalty had put Louis van Gaal’s side in control to lift United into second place in the Barclays Premier League table behind Manchester City.NORWICH CITY 3AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1GOALS:-NORWICH: JEROME 35; HOOLAHAN 52; JARVIS 67. BOURNEMOUTH: COOK 81.Wes Hoolahan inspired Norwich to an impressive victory over fellow promoted side Bournemouth. Hoolahan set up Cameron Jerome for the first goal before Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson hit the post. Hoolahan scored from outside the box for the second and then winger Matt Jarvis added a third on his debut before Steve Cook headed home a lateconsolation.WATFORD 1SWANSEA CITY 0GOAL:-WATFORD:IGHALO 59.Odion Ighalo’s second-half goal handed 10-man Watford their first Premier League victory of theseason. The Nigerian forward converted a headed pass from Troy Deeney from eight yards to score the club’s first home goal of the season. Watford were reduced to 10 men when Valon Behrami was sent off after appearing to stamp on Andre Ayew.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0SOUTHAMPTON 0GOALS:-NONE.Southampton’s disappointing start to the season continued at The Hawthorns with a drab, colourless goalless draw on Saturday. The Saints have won just two of their last 11 games in the Barclays Premier League, though West Bromwich Albion have netted just three goals in five games so far this campaign.SUNDAY, SEPT 13SUNDERLAND 0TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1GOAL:-SPURS:MASON 82 .Ryan Mason’s late strike earned Tottenham victory at Sunderland and the club’s first Barclays Premier League win of the season. Spurs finally broke the deadlock when Mason placed his shot past keeper Costel Pantilimon. Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe had the best chance prior to the goal when his shot cannoned off the post.LEICESTER CITY 3ASTON VILLA 2GOALS:-LEICESTER: DE LAET 72; VARDY 82; DYER 89. VILLA: GREALISH 39; GIL 63.Leicester City moved into second place in the Barclays Premier League after staging a remarkable comeback to beat Aston Villa. Villa took the lead through Jack Grealish, and Carles Gil swept in a second before Ritchie de Laet volleyed the hosts a lifeline. Jamie Vardy prodded Leicester level before sub Nathan Dyer’s brave late headed winner on his debut.last_img read more

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Belle West mechanic dies 6 days after beating

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgBy Shemuel FanfairA mechanic from Belle West, West Bank Demerara has died six days after he was allegedly beaten by a group of drunken neighbours.Yogeshwar ShivcharranDead is Yogeshwar Shivcharran, known as “Shah Rukh Khan” of Lot 485 Belle West Housing Scheme, Canal Number Two Polder. The 31-year-old man succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening as a result of blunt trauma and other associated injuries.According to the dead auto mechanic’s relatives, the man recently suffered from a mental illness, which led to regular seizures and worsened over the past two weeks.Guyana Times understands that Shivcharran, during a mental breakdown, stripped his clothes off and went to his neighbours, who were having a drink in the community. This publication was told that the men, who were in a drunken state, became annoyed by Shivcharran’s behaviour and reportedly pelted him with beer bottles before allegedly beating him in the head and about the body.The injured man was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.Shivcharran’s common-law wife, Aresa Persaud explained that he would normally recover from his episodes.“He started pulling down things in de house and he saying that he seeing things so I was sacred from him so I go in de room and I lock up from because my lil’ daughter scared,” Persaud noted.“After I lock up…I didn’t know where he left and gone…all I hear my neighbours hollering: ‘Shah Rukh Khan’. I could hear like they beat him up ‘cause I could hear de hit – how they beating he,” the man’s reputed wife related.Persaud also told this newspaper that relatives had made several reports to La Grange Police Station from Tuesday onwards, but Police only showed up after he died.Guyana Times understands that several men from the community were questioned about the incident.Meanwhile, the dead man’s mother, Shantie Mohan, who was providing the Police with a statement when this newspaper visited the La Grange Police Station, said she wanted justice for her firstborn.“I feel really bad and really sad; my first child to die like this and I need justice for this,” his mother declared. The woman also explained that her son was a good father, despite his challenges.Shivcharran leaves to mourn his reputed wife, daughter and a son from a previous relationship. An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

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Iraq oil may flow as deal advances

By on January 11, 2020

first_img“We reached a final agreement,” Barzani said. “We accept the draft.” There was no comment on the announcement from Khalilzad or Talabani, and Barzani did not elaborate. It was unclear whether new concessions had to be made to win his approval. Al-Maliki’s government had promised to enact a new oil law by the end of 2006 but missed the deadline due to objections from the Kurds, who wanted a greater role in awarding contracts and administering the revenues. The Cabinet discussed the draft Thursday but failed to agree. Once the Cabinet signs off, the measure goes to parliament for final approval after legislators return from a recess early next month. The Bush administration, facing growing pressure to end the Iraq conflict, has been urging the Iraqis to finish the new oil law. SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq – Kurdish authorities have agreed to back a draft law to manage and share Iraq’s vast oil wealth, removing the last major obstacle to approving the measure and meeting a key U.S. benchmark in Iraq, a top Kurdish official said Saturday. Approval of a new oil law could help open the way for international oil companies to invest billions to upgrade Iraq’s decrepit wells and pipelines and exploit the country’s reserves, among the world’s largest. The bill also provides a formula for distributing revenues among all major ethnic and religious groups, easing Sunni fears of being cut out of a future bonanza because their central and western homelands lack extensive reserves. Massoud Barzani, president of the self-governing Kurdish administration in the north, announced the agreement at a joint press conference with U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and President Jalal Talabani. Barzani said he and Talabani had discussed the latest draft law by telephone with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. 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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West Moberly willing to work with SD 60 on lease agreements for Camp Cameron

By on January 10, 2020

first_imgWest Moberly Chief Roland Wilson finds it concerning that the public thinks if the lands were to be turned over, that the West Moberly would shut the camp down. The School District is requesting that the Province leaves out the Camp Cameron lands from the Section 17 maps and reiterate the current status as leaseholders with the Province. – Advertisement -Chief Roland says a closure would not be the case as his community sees the value in having the camp and that the only change would be in land ownership. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 Trustees voted in favour of sending a letter to the Province expressing their concern in regards to the Section 17 conditional withdrawal application and the lease agreement for Camp Cameron.center_img Roland claims the School District has shown no interest in working with the West Moberly and that he has always been open to conversation with the District regarding the camp and the lease agreement. The School District says it has renewed a 30-year lease with the Province and will be recognized as leaseholders in any future discussions or negotiations. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

By on December 28, 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAl-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a buffet brunch, noon at the Boulders mobile-home park clubhouse, 40701 W. Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-2586 for reservations. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will give ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. last_img read more

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Possible TCU shutdown hit

By on December 27, 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsIt’s the second senior picket outside the hospital in two months led by Dr. Gene Dorio of the Committee Against Closing the TCU, and Brad Berens, executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging. “There is a validity to this – the government doesn’t pay enough to (reimburse TCU care to) the hospital,” Dorio said. “That’s the unfortunate side to it. But we’re hoping there will be other options.” They include opening a skilled nursing center – nonprofit or otherwise – independent from the hospital. Dorio said the committee is planning a Town Hall meeting June 8 at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in Newhall. Dorio said he also plans to recruit the Santa Clarita City Council tonight, while Berens is slated to meet Newhall Memorial executives this week. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (661)257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Under threatening skies, Betty Maithonis, 78, held her ground for “seniorhood” Monday as part of more than 50 seniors picketing outside Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital to protest moves to shutter its 27-bed Transitional Care Unit. From a wheelchair, Maithonis hoisted her cardboard sign while recounting two separate stays at the skilled nursing center – one to recover from a hip injury and the other for her ankle. “I don’t know what I would’ve done,” said Maithonis, who lives alone in a senior apartment. “Probably to a nursing home, where I wouldn’t get as good a treatment.” The TCU looks after mostly elderly patients discharged from the hospital but not quite ready to go home. But hospital officials, citing low government reimbursement and rising demand for other services, are mulling over converting the ward to acute care. last_img read more

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Man charged with Killygordon murder to appear by videolink at Letterkenny court

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first_imgA man charged with the murder of a young Donegal mother of two is to appear before a court in Letterkenny by videolink.Richard Burke, aged 27, charged with the murder of 28-year-old Jasmine McMonagle, at a special sitting of Sligo District Court last week. He was yesterday remanded in custody again when he appeared at Harristown District Court in Roscommon.Burke, of Forest Park, Killygordon, will appear again by videolink at Letterkenny District Court before Judge David Kelly on January 21st.Burke is charged with the murder of his former partner Ms McMonagle at the home they shared at Forest Park.He did not speak during the brief hearing.Ms McMonagle was buried following funeral mass in her native Castlefin last Monday.The late Jasmine McMonagleMan charged with Killygordon murder to appear by videolink at Letterkenny court was last modified: January 14th, 2019 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:Jasmine McMonaglemurderRichard Burkelast_img read more

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Edmonton’s Laraque drops racial allegation

By on December 25, 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We looked into it and we took it seriously,” Taylor said. “We talked to Sean and he told us he didn’t make any comments, and the league looked into it as well.” Laraque, one of the few black players in the NHL, is a native of Quebec. Avery had already drawn the ire of many French-Canadian players for his comments about Phoenix’s Denis Gauthier last month. After Gauthier delivered a questionable, concussion-causing check to the Kings’ Jeremy Roenick in a preseason game, Avery said the hit was “typical of most French guys in our league with a visor on, running around and playing tough and not back(ing) anything up.” Avery, well known as the Kings’ top agitator, both physically and verbally, quickly apologized for the remarks. But among his critics was Edmonton’s Marc-Andre Bergeron, who told the Edmonton Sun, “I wonder if he’ll say that to Georges Laraque the next time he sees him.” Avery drew a written rebuke from the league for his comments. Campbell informed the teams that the league couldn’t collaborate either player’s story and therefore wouldn’t take action, and Laraque apparently has elected not to pursue the matter by filing a complaint. Avery and Campbell could not be reached for comment, but Kings general manager Dave Taylor said he spoke with Avery and Campbell and that the Kings consider the issue finished. The NHL investigated a claim that Kings forward Sean Avery directed a slur toward Edmonton’s Georges Laraque during Tuesday’s game, but decided not to take action because of a lack of evidence. Laraque, who is black and a French-Canadian, made the allegation to Edmonton team officials, who then contacted the league office Wednesday. NHL vice president Colin Campbell talked to both teams and determined that no player on either side, or any official, heard a slur. Avery also denied the allegation. center_img – The NHL players’ association is conducting an informal poll of all 30 teams to gauge support for a rule making visors mandatory for all players. The Kings took their vote Tuesday and unanimously were in opposition to mandatory visors, players said Wednesday. “I think it should be an option, but not mandatory,” said Pavol Demitra, who started wearing a visor after a potentially career-ending eye injury in 2000. “A lot of guys hate them. I used to hate them. I almost lost my eye so I started wearing one, but I would still feel more comfortable without it.” Team owners would like to see visors made mandatory, but collective-bargaining rules prohibit them from unilaterally making it a rule. Among the Kings’ 21 active skaters and one injured skater, eight are wearing visors this season. “If I was a GM and I was paying a guy a lot of money, I’d definitely want to make it mandatory,” said Craig Conroy, who does not wear one. “But as a player, I don’t think anyone should be forced to wear one.” – Coach Andy Murray said Valeri Bure, who has yet to play this season because of a back injury, could return to practice within a few days and is “probably a week away” from playing, barring any setbacks. … The Kings plan to honor Adam Deadmarsh, who announced his retirement last month, in a tribute as part of a March 20 game against Colorado, another of Deadmarsh’s former teams. Deadmarsh will attend the tribute. — Rich Hammond can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 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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European Football: PSG, Barcelona win as Juventus, Bayern are held

By on December 22, 2019

first_imgNeymar Jr (10) scoring an over-head kick in the victory over Strasbourg on Saturday. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)PSG made it three wins on the trot thanks to a 1-0 victory over Strasbourg on Saturday afternoon.On his return to the Parisian side, mercurial superstar Neymar Jr scored a late stunning bicycle kick to win all three points for Tomas Tuchel’s side who are still without both Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.The win sees PSG consolidate their lead at the top of the standings and now have 12 points from 5 games. For Strasbourg, they are yet to a game this season and are now occupying the final relegation spot with just three points from a possible 15.In the biggest clash of the weekend, Marseille came from two goals down to defeat Monaco 4-3 at the Stade Luis II on Sunday night.An early double by Wassim Ben Yedder gave Monaco the lead but by the 66th minute, it was 4-2 to the visitors thanks to goals by Dario Benedetto *2, Valere Germain and Dimitri Payet. Kaita Balde came off the bench to pull one back for Leandro Jardim’s side but they could not force a draw despite late pressure.Monaco are still second from bottom with two points while Marseille are now 4th with 10 points from 5 games.This past weekend also saw Lille, Montpellier, Bordeaux and Nantes register victories in their respective fixtures.Lille beat Angers 2-1, Montpellier defeated Nice 2-1, Bordeaux were 2-0 winners at home to Metz while Nantes ran out 1-0 victors against Reims.The rest of the fixtures all ended in draws.In Spain, Barcelona returned to winning ways with a 5-2 victory over Valencia at the Estadio Camp Nou on Saturday night. Barcelona registered their second win of the season on Saturday night.Two goals inside 7 minutes by Anssumane Fati and Frankie de Jong gave Barca a 2-0 lead but Kevin Gameiro replied on 27 minutes to ensure the scores a 2-1 by halftime. Gerald Pique and a Luis Suarez brace made it 5-1 to the hosts before  Maxi Gomez struck a second for Valencia later to see the game finish 5-1.This was Barcelona’s second victory in four games and it sees them move onto 7 points in four games with Lionel Messi yet to kick a ball this season.Valencia on the other hand remained on four points and have now lost two of their first four games, winning one and drawing the other.In the capital, Real Madrid ended their two-game drawing run with a scrappy 3-2 victory over Levante.Real looked to be cruising at halftime as they took a 3-0 lead into the break with Karim Benzema scoring a brace and Casemiro adding a third.However in the second half, Levante tried to mount a comeback with goals from Borja Mayoral and Melero but that was as close as the visitors came as Real held on to a second win of the season.Zinedin Zidane’s who are still unbeaten this season now have 8 points from a possible 12. For Levante, they remain on six points with two victories and as many defeats so far this season.The other capital side, Atletico suffered a first loss of the season this past on the same day as they lost 2-0 away to a spirited Real Sociedad side.After a goalless first half, Martin Odegaard and debutant Nacho Monreal scored two goals to hand the home side a second victory of the season. Sociedad now have 7 points from 4 games.Atletico remains on 9 points having won all of their first three games of the season prior to last weekend’s loss.The La Liga summit is currently occupied by Sevilla who beat Deportivo Alaves 1-0 away from home on Sunday afternoon.Joan Jordan scored the only goal of the day in the 37th minute and it now sees  Sevilla move onto 10 points after winning three and drawing one of their first four games.Elsewhere in the division, Villarreal defeated Leganes 3-0, Espanyol beat Eibar 2-1 while Granada were 2-0 winners at 9-man Celta Vigo.The remaining three La Liga match-day 4 games all ended in draws.In Italy, Juventus were held to a first draw of the season away to Fiorentina on Saturday afternoon.Juventus dropped their first points of the season on Saturday afternoon.It was a day to forget as Maurizio Sari’s side had all of Douglas Costa, Miralem Pjanic and Danilo go off injured in the game.Juventus now have 7 points from three games while Fiorentina registered their first point of the season after losing both of their opening games.On the same day, Inter Milan continued their 100% start to the season thanks to a 1-0 win over 10-man Udinese.Stefano Sensi scored the only goal of the game at the stroke of half time 9 minutes after Rodrigo de Paul had been shown a straight red card.Still on Saturday, Napoli bounced back from their 3-4 disappointing loss to Juventus with a dominant 2-0 victory at home to winless Sampdoria.Dries Mertens scored either side of halftime to ensure Carlo Ancelotti’s side register a second win of the season. For Sampdoria, they have now lost all three of their 2019/20 Serie A games and are still rooted at the bottom of the standings.On Sunday, both Roma and Milan won their respective fixtures while Lazio lost.Roma defeated Sassuolo 4-2 with Henrikh Mkhitaryan scoring on his debut while a Krzysztof Pitek second-half penalty was enough for Milan to see off Hellas Verona 1-0 away from home. Both Hellas and Milan had a player sent off in the contest.For Lazio, they lost 2-1 away to SPAL despite taking a 17th-minute lead through Ciro Immobile.Elsewhere, Atalanta returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win at Genoa, Bologna won a 7 goal thriller at Brescia 4-3 and Cagliari ran out 3-1 winners against Parma.The other Serie A match-day 3 contest between Torino and Lecce will be played on Monday night at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.In German, Bayern Munich and Leipzig drew 1-1 in the biggest game of match-day two on Saturday.Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern with his 7th goal of the season inside 3 minutes before Emile Forsberg leveled matters from the spot at the stroke of halftime.Lewandowski has scored 7 Bundesliga goals so far this season.The draw means Leipzig are still top of the table with 10 points while Bayern slips into 4th having gathered 8 points from their first 4 fixtures.On the same day, Borussia Dortmund walloped Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 at the Signa Induna Park.Captain Marco Reus helped himself to a brace while Paco Alcacer and Raphael Guerreiro scored the other two goals.The result means Dortmund climb into second on the standings with 9 points from four games while Leverkusen still have 7 points.On Sunday, Schalke 04 registered the biggest win of match-day four as they beat Paderborn 5-1 away from home.Amine Harit scored two of the gaols while Ahmed Kutucu, Saut Serdar and Salif Sane also got their names onto the score-sheet.Elsewhere, Mainz beat Hertha Berlin 2-1, Augsburg defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1, Monchengladbach were 1-0 winners at Koln, Bremen won 2-1 at Union Berlin while Freiburg maintained their good run of form with a resounding 3-0 victory at Hoffenheim.French Ligue 1 match-day 5 results-Lille 2-1 Angers-Amiens 2-2 Lyon-PSG 1-0 Strasbourg-Dijon 0-0 Nimes-Montpellier 2-1 Nice-Brest 0-0 Rennes-Bordeaux 2-0 Metz-Nantes 1-0 Reims-Saint Etienne 2-2 Toulouse-Monaco 3-4 MarseilleAll Spanish La Liga match-day 4 results-Mallorca 0-0 Athletic Bilbao-Real Madrid 3-2 Levante-Leganes 0-3 Villarreal-Real Sociedad 2-0 Atletico Madrid-Barcelona 5-2 Valencia-Eibar 1-2 Espanyol-Alaves 0-1 Sevilla-Celta Vigo 0-2 Granada-Real Valladolid 1-1 Osasuna-Real Betis 1-1 GetafeAll Serie A match-day three results-Fiorentina 0-0 Juventus-Napoli 2-0 Sampdoria-Inter Milan 1-0 Udinese-Genoa 1-2 Atalanta-Brescia 3-4 Bologna-Parma 1-3 Cagliari-SPAL 2-1 Lazio-Roma 4-2 Sassuolo-Hellas Verona 0-1 AC Milan*Torino vs Lecce @9:45pmAll results from the Bundesliga match-day 4-Dusseldorf 1-1 Wolfsburg-Dortmund 4-0 Leverkusen-Mainz 05 2-1 Hertha Berlin-Augsburg 2-1 Frankfurt-Koln 0-1 Gladbach-Union Berlin 1-2 Bremen-Leipzig 1-1 Bayern-Hoffenheim 0-3 Freiburg-Paderborn 1-5 Schalke 04Comments Tags: BundesligaLa LigaLigue OneSerie Atoplast_img read more

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Haye hails Groves after ‘amazing display’ against Johnson

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgFormer world heavyweight champion David Haye heaps praise on George Groves after the Hammersmith super-middleweight’s points win over Glen Johnson. (Video courtesy of iFilm London)See also:O’Meara suffers defeat in title clash George Groves v Glen Johnson post-fight press conferenceDominant Groves easily sees off JohnsonGroves v Johnson in picturesGroves set to fight for European title Groves tipped to win world title in 2013YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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