World Cup Soccer

first_imgBy now I am sure you saw the publicity that followed the Germany National Team win over Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals.  The reason it made headlines is that the score was 7-1.   In World Cup Soccer most world teams can win the title with 7 goals total through the entire tournament.  Scoring 7 goals in one game, beyond peewee soccer, is unheard of in the sports world.The sad part of these stories is the craziness placed on a single athletic contest.  To the people of Brazil, their national pride was crushed.  To the World Soccer fan this publicity is not such a rare occurrence.  We, in the United States, have not considered soccer as being at this level of athletic prowess.   I suppose it might occur at an NCAA Final Four, a Super Bowl Championship, or the National Football title game.Countries should put this type of national pride into improving the lives of their countrymen instead of thinking of soccer as the “be all-end all”.  Brazil is still there today and will be there next week despite that soccer score.last_img read more

More questions about Laurel Police K-9 death

first_imgLaurel, In. — WRBI News has learned the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is investigating the death of Blade, the Laurel K-9 officer that died at the first of the year.Clint Ellis, Blade’s handler, was recently fired for insubordination and lying about the location of the dog’s body.Town residents showered questions to the town council during a recent meeting where Ellis’s girlfriend, Mallory Carlton is the vice president.On New Year’s Eve Blade began to show signs of lethargy but did not have diarrhea or other serious symptoms according to Carlton and Ellis asked her to keep an eye on the dog. They noted the dog continued to eat and drink water but died News Years Day.Boone conceded they should have taken the dog to the vet but they didn’t think the matter was that serious. EllisFollowing the death of the dog, Ellis called Laurel Town Marshal Brad Spurlock. Spurlock instructed Ellis to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff’s department referred them to Indiana State Police, the agency tasked with investigating other departments. Reportedly, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources ended up with the case because the dog was not killed in the line of duty.Carlton said the dog was decommissioned at the direction of the town attorneys in November of 2016 because he was too aggressive. She continued that Blade was out-of-service and technically not a K-9 officer at the time of his death.Indiana State Police have custody of the body while an autopsy is being performed. Town officials say they will have a public burial for Blade when his body is returned.The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has not yet commented on this matter.last_img read more

Decal photo good for $50 Karl Performance certificate

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drivers in all IMCA divisions displaying 10 or more Karl Performance heat win decals are eligible to receive a $50 gift certificate from the Des Moines high performance parts supplier.Drivers should send a photo of their car proving placement of those decals to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office by Monday, Nov. 14.Yoder’s email address is kyoder@imca.com.Gift certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet next month.last_img

Simeone dismisses Godin talk

first_imgAtletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has laughed off reports that Manchester United are preparing a 20million euros offer for Diego Godin in January. But when asked whether Atletico would accept an offer in the region of 20million euros from United for Godin, Simeone told the Spanish media: “Let’s talk about something else. “How much? Twenty? For Godin? “It must be a mistake.” Godin, who helped Uruguay reach the last-16 of the World Cup in Brazil, is under contract with the Spanish champions until June 2018. The 28-year-old centre-back has been a key player in Simeone’s squad since moving to the Vicente Calderon stadium in 2010 from Villarreal. Godin started in 34 league games last season and scored four goals, including the crucial equaliser against Barcelona in the final game of the 2013-14 campaign to hand Atletico their first league title since 1996. Press Associationcenter_img United are reportedly looking to strengthen their backline in the winter transfer market after losing defenders Rafael, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo to injuries. Godin has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, with United manager Louis van Gaal reportedly keen to acquire the Uruguay international’s services. last_img read more

Spurs set for new signings

first_img “No worries about that and the people won’t worry about the team because we have a lot of good players that can play like a striker. “We need to be (more) solid than last season because we scored a lot of goals but the problem was we conceded a lot of goals. If we are more solid maybe we can reduce the gap with the top four.” Pochettino continues to be linked with transfers for Stuttgart’s Timo Werner, QPR forward Charlie Austin and West Brom’s Saido Berahino. The latter would likely cost in the region of £20million and represent a transfer policy Spurs have avoided since their disappointing summer in 2013, when the world-record £86million received from the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid was largely squandered. Sporting director Franco Baldini’s reputation has suffered as a consequence but while Pochettino dismissed reports that the Italian is to leave the club, he also said that Spurs’ ability to develop talents like Kane prevents them from needing to spend as they did in 2013, as their rivals – including Liverpool, who paid £32.5million for Christian Benteke – continue to do. “Maybe Liverpool tried to find their Harry Kane but we have Harry Kane,” he said. “The people is very happy that our striker is Harry Kane. If you want to find players to compete with or improve Harry Kane it’s not easy. “My vision is (it’s) better to sign a player from England but it’s true that the market in England is crazy, it’s not easy. It’s better to bring some players from England but it’s not easy, maybe you need to bring some players from Europe. “(Baldini’s not leaving), nothing changed from the last season. Nothing’s changed.” Spurs have signed three defenders in Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer so far this summer, but with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor both expected to leave the club, Harry Kane is at risk of becoming their sole senior striker. “We have our target, I think in the next few days maybe something (will) happen,” said Pochettino, ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Old Trafford on Saturday to face Manchester United in the opening fixture of the new Barclays Premier League season. Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham will announce a new signing in the next few days. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

NBA: San Antonio Spurs vs LA Lakers result and player ratings

first_img WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA players and fans react to Stephen Curry’s injury on Twitter Devika Pawar Los Angeles Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 103-96 in their NBA game on Monday. The match took place at the AT&T Center in Texas, USA. Anthony Davis of the Lakers was the top scorer with 25 points, 11 rebounds and two assists. While his teammate, LeBron James recorded a triple-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Avery Bradley added 16 points to the game, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Dwight Howard finished with 14 points.On the other hand, it was Dejounte Murray who was the Spurs’ best player in the game as he scored 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan scored 16 and 14 points respectively. Bryn Forbes and Derrick White added 12 points each as well.Also read | NBA news: Stephen Curry out for three months due to hand injuryNBA 2019-20: San Antonio Spurs vs LA Lakers match reportThe game started slowly as the Lakers missed their first three shots and also had two turnovers. Spurs took advantage of it to make it a 5-0 lead. In the first half, both teams committed 13 turnovers. Spurs were four for 16 on three-pointers by the time Q2 ended and finished the game with six for 25. In Q2, Lakers outscored the Spurs 30-18. On a foul against James, Murray’s three-point play and driving layup tied the game at 90-90 in Q4 with just more than four minutes remaining on the clock. However, the Lakers went on a 7-0 run after Caldwell-Pope’s three-pointer and Howard’s dunk. The game ended with Anthony Davis scoring the last two points.  Also read | NBA: Warriors vs Spurs player ratings, results and highlightsNBA 2019-20: San Antonio Spurs vs LA Lakers player ratings Los Angeles Lakers Also read | NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo leads the way in the MVP race 10 months ago SAS vs LAL Dream11 NBA 2019-20: Game Prediction and Squad Details LaMarcus Aldridge – 5/10 Marco Belinelli – 5.5/10 DeMar DeRozan – 6.5/10 Dejounte Murray – 7/10 Bryn Forbes – 6/10 Rudy Gay – 6.5/10 Trey Lyles – 6/10 Patty Mills – 5/10 DeMarre Carroll – 7/10 Jakob Poeltl – 4/10 Derrick White – 6/10 WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 4th November, 2019 14:55 IST NBA: San Antonio Spurs Vs LA Lakers Result And Player Ratings Los Angeles Lakers registered a 103-96 victory against San Antonio Spurs on Monday, Nov 4. Here are the player ratings for the Lakers vs Spurs NBA game. Avery Bradley – 6.5/10 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – 5.5/10 Alex Caruso – 4/10 Kyle Kuzma – 5.5/10 Anthony Davis – 8/10 Danny Green – 4/10 Dwight Howard – 7/10 LeBron James – 8/10 JaVale McGee – 5/10 10 months ago NBA: San Antonio Spurs vs LA Clippers result and player ratingscenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT LIVE TV FOLLOW US 10 months ago NBA: Warriors vs Spurs player ratings, results and highlights Also read | NBA: Dallas Mavericks vs LA Lakers result and player ratingsSan Antonio Spurs  First Published: 4th November, 2019 14:55 IST Written By 10 months ago NBA: Dallas Mavericks vs LA Lakers result and player ratingslast_img read more

Afcon qualifiers wrap: Swazi shock as Cape Verde, Tunisia get cricket scores

first_imgAfrica has started the journey to the kickoff of the 2017 Afcon qualifers with games around the continent.Friday saw the start of 26 games, with Tunisia destroying Djibouti 8-1 at home in Radès. The Group A opener means the Carthage Eagles have a great start ahead of their second game with Liberia in September while Djibouti play Togo. The most stunning result so far was recorded in Morocco, where Guinea play their home games due to the continuing fears of Ebola contagion back home.Angola lapped up the celebrations as they smashed Central African Republic 4-0 in Group B while Cape Verde in Group F got their groove on with a 7-1 demolition of Sao Tome and Principe.In the same group, it was truly a feast of goals for some, but Morocco could just manage a 1-0 win against Libya.Shocker in Morocco Swaziland stunned Guinea 2-1 in Casablanca with captain Tony Tsabedze getting both goals for a side ranked 117 places below opponents who reached the 2015 quarter-finals in Equatorial Guinea.The loss was a second straight one for new coach Luis Fernandez, who replaced French compatriot Michel Dussuyer as coach. It was a completely unexpected result in a match moved from Conakry to the Stade Mohammed V in the Moroccan commercial capital because of Ebola epidemic fears.Swaziland had never won an away Cup of Nations qualifier in 20 previous attempts stretching back to the 1986 eliminators.But they got precious recent practice in the Cosafa Cup southern Africa championship, defeating Tanzania and Lesotho and drawing with Madagascar. Bafana clutchAt the Moses Mabhida Stadium, it was a goalles draw as Gambia parked the bus against South Africa (snapshot pictured above). Gambia were gutsy, but for the hosts, it was a case of missed chances.  Cranes soarUganda defeated Botswana 2-0 in their opening match of Group D at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Saturday.  A goal each in the second half from Geoffrey Massa and Brian Umony were enough to give Uganda the victory after having dominated the entire match.  Uganda came into this match as favourites following their decent home record, having won seven out of seven fixtures. Zimbabwe late winnerSaturday saw Khama Billiat’s stunning 82nd minute goal getting Zimbabwe a 2-1 win over their hosts, Malawi, in their Group L matchup in Blantyre.The win put Zimbabwe second in the group on three points whereas Swaziland are top after the north African heroics. Despite going into the game amid financial problems and enduring a bus break-down on Friday afternoon while travelling to Blantyre, it was the cash-strapped Warriors who lived up to their name.Eagles begin wellThe Super Eagles, three-time African champions, started their quest to return to the tournament with a 2-0 win over Chad in Kaduna on Saturday. Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi handed debuts to Anderson Esiti and Kingsley Madu while usual suspects, Vincent Enyeama, Ogenyi Onazi, Ahmed Musa and Kenneth Omeruo all got starting berths.But the two goals came in the second half within a minute of each other, with strikes from Gbolohan Salami and Odion Ighalo (penalty). Group G still has Egypt and Tanzania still to play.Fennecs return?El Arbi Soudani scored a goal in each half to help Algeria to a 4-0 win over the Seychelles at Blida’s Stade Mustapha Tchaker on Saturday evening. Eager to get their 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign off to a positive start following their disappointing exit from this year’s showpiece, head coach Christian Gourcuff named his strongest available line-up.Lions cruiseSadio Mané found the net as Senegal beat Burundi 3-1 at the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar as the Lions of Teranga kicked off their campaign for a place at the Gabon finals.Moussa Konaté gave Senegal the lead with a penalty on the quarter-hour mark, but Fiston Abdul Razak levelled matters on 59 minutes. Stoke striker Mame Biram Diouf restored Senegal’s lead four minutes later, with Mané wrapping up the win in the first minute of injury time. Zambia miss great chanceZambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene (above pictured) saw his stoppage-time penalty saved as Zambia drew goalless at home with Guinea Bissau.The Group E result left the two sides tied on one point apiece with the other two sides in the group, Congo and Kenya, playing each other on Sunday.Zambia coach George Lwandamina described the start to the campaign as sad.”It is a sad beginning because we wanted to win this match. Our boys did all they could but we could not get a goal to wrap up the game because our opponents decided to defend in numbers. In short, they parked the bus. But there are lessons to be learnt and we shall make changes where necessary in our next match,” Lwandamina said.–Afcon 2017 qualifying resultsFriday, June 12Tunisia 8-1 DjiboutiMorocco 1-0 LibyaGuinea 1-2 Swaziland Saturday, June 13Angola 4-0 Central African RepublicMali 2-0 South SudanUganda 2-0 BotswanaBurkina Faso 2-0 ComorosZambia 0-0 Guinea-BissauCape Verde 7-1 Sao Tome and PrincipeNigeria 2-0 ChadAlgeria 4-0 SeychellesSenegal 3-1 BurundiMalawi 1-2 ZimbabweSouth Africa 0-0 GambiaSunday. June 14Ghana v MauritiusMozambique v RwandaCameroon v MauritaniaDR Congo v MadagascarTogo v LiberiaCongo v KenyaEquatorial Guinea v BeninEthiopia v LesothoNiger v NamibiaGabon v Ivory CoastEgypt v TanzaniaSudan v Sierra Leone – Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more

Marcus Peters shot at girl friend, brother in Oxford shooting incident complaint says

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer formally charged Marcus Peters, born in 1989, of Arkansas City with three felony counts and one misdemeanor stemming from the shooting which occurred at 221 E. Olive Road in Oxford Sunday evening.Peters has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, a level 7 felony with presumed imprisonment; criminal threat, a level 9 felony; and criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor. He is to have an arraignment hearing at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Sumner County District Court in Wellington. His appearance bond is set at $50,000.Peters is accused of firing a .22 semiautomatic pistol four to seven times during a family backyard barbecue at 8 p.m. on Sunday. According to the Sumner County District Court Complaint, an altercation occurred between Marcus Peters and his girlfriend Brittany Purkey and brother Joseph Peters. Nine people were said to be at the barbecue during the time of the shooting, according to Oxford Police Chief Kirk Ives.No one was hurt during the shooting incident.According to the complaint filed on July 1, Marcus is being charged for firing a handgun at the direction of Purkey and Joseph during an argument about whether M. Peters was too drunk to drive safely. He is also being charged with attempting to impair an Oxford City Patrol car window in which he allegedly tried to kick out. He also threatened a Sumner County Sheriff deputy by saying he was going to “headbutt the f— out of you.”In the complaint affidavit, Oxford police officer Shawn Luck was dispatched to report of shots fired near Jeremy Witte’s residents at 203 E. Olive in Oxford. A woman called the police to report someone tried to force his way into the house but the Witte shut and locked the door.Another call came in saying a shirtless man was walking down the street with a gun firing it. Lux responded and apprehended Peters who was walking without a shirt on and was obviously intoxicated, the complaint said.Lux detained him in the back of the patrol car and preceded to 221 E. Olive to further investigate the call of shots fired. Marcus then kicked out the patrol car window allegedly. He was transferred to Sheriff Deputy Corley’s custody where he made the threat.Lux proceeded to interview Joseph Peters, who stated he was having a family barbecue when his brother Marcus became upset. In the complaint affidavit, J. Peters said Marcus had too much to drink and tried to drive away in his pickup but other family members would not let him.Marcus allegedly walked away while the family tried to remove a tire from his vehicle. Joseph left to look for Marcus then got a call from his girlfriend Purkey who stated Marcus had returned and was shooting a handgun. He returned and Marcus shot at him but he was able to get the hand gun from him and give it to his mother Connie Greenwood.Lux recovered the handgun from Greenwood. Purkey provided a written statement that said Marcus had been drinking and tried to leave so she took the tire off his truck. Marcus shot at her then Joe tackled him. Marcus shot again and they fought before the police officers showed up. A witness said she watched Marcus shoot at her sister which scared her and she screamed and went inside.According to Ives, Peters was on probation for various crimes in Cowley County and was not supposed to be in Sumner County according to the stipulations of the probation agreement.Ives said he estimated Marcus had been living with his brother for about two weeks before Sunday’s shooting incident.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Pochettino focused on Spurs success after hitting Everton for six

first_img“But we bounced back, showed our character and our mentality. We are happy to get three points here.”– Tottenham blitz –Once back on level terms, Spurs were relentless as Pickford denied Son a second but Alli charged into the box to sweep home the rebound to turn the game around.Kane is now just one goal behind Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang in the race for the Premier League golden boot and showed his predatory instincts to side-foot into an empty net after Kieran Trippier’s fine free-kick came back off the post three minutes before half-time.“I think everyone is talking about Liverpool and Man City, but we are just doing well as we normally do,” said the England captain.“We’ve had a great week, we’ve got games coming up thick and fast but games we can win.”Both teams face the least rest time of any Premier League side over the festive period with another three games to come between now and New Year’s Day.However, there was no let up in the pace of the game after the break as Eriksen produced a technically-perfect volley from the edge of the box to make it 4-1 before Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled a goal back for Everton three minutes later.Yet, any hope of a fightback was extinguished just after the hour mark when Son’s fine control cushioned Erik Lamela’s pass before he finished through the legs of Pickford.It was announced this week that the South Korean will go to the Asian Cup in January despite already representing his country at the World Cup and Asian Games this year.And Son showed why he will be missed by his club in January once more with an inch-perfect cross for Kane to slide in for his second of the afternoon 16 minutes from time.Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur showed why manager Mauricio Pochettino is a wanted man by thrashing Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday to close to within six points of Premier League leaders Liverpool.Spurs have had to cope with the unwanted attention of Pochettino being linked with the Manchester United job following Jose Mourinho’s sacking this week.But they showed no signs of being distracted as they roared back from a goal down thanks to doubles from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen also on target.“There is a lot of rumours but our job is Tottenham and we have to be focused to try to be successful,” said Pochettino.Fatigue may yet still derail Tottenham’s bid to win a first trophy under Pochettino with Spurs still involved in four competitions.But with Liverpool facing Arsenal and Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash in their next three games over the festive period, Tottenham have the opportunity to haul themselves into a three-way title race if they maintain the standards set at Goodison.“Football is about being consistent. If we are consistent and able to play like we did today then maybe we are alive until the end of April and be a real contender,” added Pochettino.“We are involved in four competitions but I think today we surprise everyone because not only the quality, but the energy we showed today was amazing.”Everton struck first against the run of play in a wildly open contest when Theo Walcott stabbed home at the near post from Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cross.But Spurs looked as if they could score with almost every attack and were soon on level terms with the aid of a Jordan Pickford error.The England number one rushed from his goal but only succeeded in getting in the way of his own defender Kurt Zouma and Son took advantage with a wonderful finish from a narrow angle.“We dominated the game from the start, we created so many chances, so we were unlucky to be 1-0 down,” said Son.last_img read more

The RFEF advances Social Security fees to the clubs of 2ªB and Primera Iberdrola

first_imgFurther, said that the CSD has not yet entered the money “committed”. “The RFEF wants to expressly state that, unfortunately, as of today it still does not receive the money committed from the Higher Sports Council and that this creates a huge setback for the affected clubs,” he said.“Given the situation, the RFEF has decided to advance the money to the clubs to mitigate the negative consequences of non-payment of the Aid by the Higher Sports Council, as it already did in the month of July advancing 75% of the aid to those clubs that requested it“he concluded. The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced this Monday which will advance the total amounts for Social Security business fees to clubs of Second Division B and First Iberdrola with the objective of “mitigating the negative consequences” of the lack of payment of the aid by the Higher Sports Council (CSD).“The RFEF has initiated the processing of 100% payment orders of the amounts granted in the Resolution of the Superior Council of Sports referring to Social Security business quotas to the clubs that have provided the supporting documentation, “he informed The federative body.last_img read more