first_imgNear the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, meanwhile, the mob allegedly tried to seize control of a pickup.Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Nana Sudjana said police had apprehended around 500 people who had allegedly provoked the protesters to start the clash. He said he suspected they had infiltrated the masses to instigate riots by throwing objects at police personnel.“There were around 600 people trying to provoke the mass. We [Police] stood by at first, but they kept throwing [things] at security personnel. At that point, we pushed and apprehended them,” he said.Read also: FPI, 212 rally alumni protest over omnibus law, demand Jokowi’s resignationEarlier in the day, thousands of protesters of the FPI, GNPF and 212 Alumni had gathered on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan in Gambir, Central Jakarta, – around 1 kilometer from the Presidential Palace, kompas.com reported. They recited prayers and voiced demands for the government to revoke the omnibus law. They also called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to step down.“The omnibus law will cause Indonesian citizens to be colonized in their own country. We’re here to defend the workers,” Muslim preacher Sugi Nur Raharja said in his speech during the demonstration, as reported by Kompas TV.The 212 Alumni Brotherhood is known as the driving force behind the so-called 212 rally in December 2016 to demand the imprisonment of then-Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for alleged blasphemy.The protestors followed the members of labor unions and university students that had vowed to continue to stage protests to voice their opposition to the highly contentious law.According to the Jakarta Police, around 12,000 police and military personnel stand ready to ensure public safety and security in the capital. Heru said 650 police officers and soldiers had been deployed to the Horse Statue area.Some public transportation services were suspended on Tuesday as a precautionary measure in anticipation of disruption caused by the large-scale protest. The MRT only served trips from the Lebak Bulus Grab Station to Blok M BCA Station, while the Transjakarta bus service halted operations across the city.Topics : What began as a peaceful protest against the Job Creation Law turned into riots on Tuesday as violent opposition to the controversial law continued in the capital city.Unidentified people reportedly threw bottles and stones at police officers near the Arjuna Wiwaha Monument, also known as the Horse Statue, in Central Jakarta, just as protesters from the Islam Defenders Front (FPI), the National Movement to Safeguard Fatwas (GNPF) and the 212 Alumni Brotherhood started to disperse.At 3:45 p.m., the protesters, mostly dressed in white and wearing caps, began to leave the location. Central Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Heru Novianto appealed to the masses to remain calm while leaving. “This is a peaceful protest. Now the rally is over, let’s return home peacefully. FPI group, please keep the situation [under control] and do not riot,” Heru said to the masses.Read also: Foreign force behind chaotic protests over Job Creation Law: PrabowoHowever, a group of people without attributes refused to leave the area. Clashes erupted when the mob reportedly started to hurl mineral bottles and stones at the police barricades, which the police countered with tear gas fired near the Horse Statue.Clashes also erupted in the nearby Tugu Tani area, also in Central Jakarta, at 5 p.m., where the rioters set alight various goods in the middle of the road, kompas.com reported.last_img read more

first_imgArsene Wenger reveals why he blocked Robin van Persie’s request to rejoin Arsenal from Man Utd Arsene Wenger reluctantly sold Robin van Persie to Manchester United in the summer of 2012 (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has revealed he rejected Robin van Persie’s request to rejoin Arsenal from Manchester United.The former Netherlands international scored over a century of goals for the Gunners during his eight years in north London but infamously defected to Old Trafford in the summer of 2012.Van Persie had grown tired of seeing many of his former teammates depart and enjoy success elsewhere, without seeing Arsenal reinvest the money they earned from the sales of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas in high calibre replacements. Under Sir Alex Ferguson’s guidance, Van Persie’s goals helped fire United to the Premier League title in his first season, but his form declined following the legendary Scotsman’s sudden departure.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNeither David Moyes or Louis van Gaal were able to help Van Persie hit the heights he did while Ferguson was at the helm, and he was eventually sold to Fenerbahce at the end of his compatriot’s first season in charge. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 14 Oct 2020 11:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link625Shares Advertisement Robin van Persie’s goals helped Man Utd win their last Premier League title in 2013 (Picture: Getty)In his new book ‘Arsene Wenger, My Life in Red and White’, Arsenal’s former manager revealed Van Persie had contacted him to discuss the possibility of a return to the Emirates Stadium but the Frenchman felt any comeback would be ‘impossible’ to facilitate. He wrote: ‘In 2012, he announced his intention not to extend his contract. All the big clubs were courting him. I sold him to Manchester United.‘The supporters were angry with me for this but we could not match the offer. I managed to negotiate his departure for £24million, which was a huge amount at the time for a player with a year left on his contract. I had only the interest of the club in mind. More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘My relationship with Alex Ferguson and Manchester United had improved by then, but every transfer is a polite game of poker where you attempt to give not anything away. ‘Van Persie had a fantastic first six months at Old Trafford: he put the team on track for the Premiership title and made it even more difficult for us. But after three years of the four that he signed for, he was injured and Ferguson (sic) sold him to the Turkish club Fenerbahce.‘He called me because he wanted to come back, but it was impossible: he was at the end of his career and we were investing in young players.’MORE: Martin Keown speaks out on William Saliba ‘mystery’ as Arsenal make U-turn over loan dealMORE: Thomas Partey names five Arsenal legends he idolised – including Patrick Vieira and Thierry HenryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

first_imgFERNY HILLS (76) $546,398EATONS HILL (75) $596,789STRATHPINE (74) $411,039*** SYDNEY BIRKENHEAD (79) $413,460O’HALLORAN HILL (78) $373,227REYNELLA (78) $330,327*** BRISBANE And in Strathpine, there is a number of affordable properties to buy and strong rental demand.CoreLogic data shows that the median sales price is $405,000, with houses on the market for 14 days on average.“There’s always good demand from tenants in Strathpine as well,” Mr Sheppard said. “It has easy access to the Bruce Highway which also connects to the Gateway Arterial, so it’s highly accessible.“The development of the new university in nearby Petrie may also help drive tenantdemand and boost yields.“Our research shows vendors are getting close to their asking price – a sure signdemand for Strathpine housing is strengthening.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe Public Trustee is selling 38 Samsonvale Rd at Strathpine – a large two-storey brick and tile home on a 597sq m lot.It is on the market for $410,000 negotiable. FOR SALE 38 Samsonvale Rd StrathpineLocationScore is an index that gives every Australian suburb a score out of 100based on analysis of eight key indicators – demand versus supply including days on market, vacancy rates, vendor discount, rental yields, auction clearance rates, percentage of stock on the market, percentage of renters to owner-occupiers and online search interest. Each suburb’s score out of 100 reveals its strength as an investment prospect, with ascore above 62 considered good, or above 77 considered excellent.Ferny Hills received a score of 76 out of 100, Eatons Hills got 75, and Strathpine received a solid 74.“Rocketing demand relative to supply is an excellent gateway indication of a suburb’spotential for real estate price growth,” Mr Sheppard said.“By unearthing hot demand-growth zones, investors can narrow down the searcharea when looking for their next investment.” *** FOR SALE 13 Altissimo Court Eatons Hill CROMER (73) $1,555,559NARRAWEENA (73) $1,523,266GREENWICH – units (73) $827,316*** PERTH FOR SALE 18 Glenwood Place Ferny HillsAt Eatons Hill, research by LocationScore shows limited vendor discounting, a 0.98 per centvacancy rate and over 100 online views per listing.The current median house sales price is $600,000 with new listings spending about 25 days on the market.“Eatons Hill is a mix of newer contemporary detached homes on 700-plus squaremetre sites, along with acreage style, rural-residential holdings,” Mr Sheppard said.“There are certainly some high-quality homes in this location, but you’ll also findaccessibly priced older stock as well – and our numbers show demand for familydwellings in Eatons Hill is strong.”Ray White Albany Creek agent Bonnie Worth has listed 13 Altissimo Court at Eatons Hill. The five bedroom house is on the market to offers above $619,000, and comes with a pool and entertaining area on a 679sq m block.“Eatons Hill has been consistent in terms of price but what is really holding the value is the really good local school catchment,” she said. “In regards to time on market, it can be anything between 24 hours and 21 days.“One property we sold had 30 potential buyers through and seven offers and the vendors made a good profit.”Ms Worth said Eatons Hill was “a tough market to get in to”, and buyers should make contact with local agents who could help source a property off-market.center_img BAXTER (83) $534,604DINGLEY VILLAGE (79) $858,012GLADSTONE PARK (79) $646,853*** ADELAIDE FOR SALE 18 Glenwood Place Ferny Hills is on the market, with the suburb tipped for solida capital growth in coming monthsTHREE North Brisbane suburbs have been named among the nation’s top 15 suburbs for capital growth.Property forecaster LocationScore is predicting strong capital growth for Ferny Hills, Eatons Hill and Strathpine, earmarking those suburbs for a rise in house sales prices.“Ferny Hills is offering an excellent option for those looking to short-list locations fortheir next Brisbane purchase,” Mr Sheppard said.“Housing has a median price of just $546,000 – with good quality family houses ondecent-sized suburban blocks surrounded by desirable shopping and lifestylefacilities as well as easy access to the train station at Ferny Grove.“With online search interest of almost 200 hits per listing, sellers don’t have long towait before they receive a healthy offer in Ferny Hills, so prices are being drivenupward.”LocationScore.com.au director of research Jeremy Sheppard said Ferny Hills offered an excellent option for those looking to short-list locations for their next Brisbane purchase.“Housing has a median price of just $546,000 – with good quality family houses ondecent-sized suburban blocks surrounded by desirable shopping and lifestyle facilities as well as easy access to the train station at Ferny Grove,” he said.“With online search interest of almost 200 hits per listing, sellers don’t have long towait before they receive a healthy offer in Ferny Hills, so prices are being drivenupward.”Houses in Ferny Hills spend an average of just 15 days on the market, according to the latest research from CoreLogic.Harcourts Solutions agent Marcel Du Plessis is marketing 18 Glenwood Place at Ferny Hills.The two-storey character house has four bedrooms and sits on an elevated 1200sq m block.“It is now under contract pending a few conditions and we are working through that,” he said.“It was on the market fabout 10 to 14 days before going under contract.“We have about 40 enquiries about that property alone, and there are people in the wings with another offer if the contract falls through.“We sold one around the corner which went for just under $800,000. This one is in that range, in excess of $800,000.“There are houses selling well above the median sales price in Ferny Hills … the area is in demand with families wanting a bigger block.” Suburb – LocationScore – Median*** MELBOURNE TOP 15 SUBURBS TIPPED FOR CAPITAL GROWTH BIBRALAKE (66) $515,164KINGSLEY (66) $563,375GLENFORREST (64) $505,728last_img read more

first_img Loading… At the same ceremony, Mendes saw clients Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Felix also recognised. Juventus striker Ronaldo was named Player of the Year and Atletico Madrid attacker Felix the Young Player of the Year.Advertisement Mendes wins Globe Soccer agent of the year Jorge Mendes has been named 2019 Globe Soccer Awards’ agent of the year. Mendes said, “Thank you all: my collaborators, my family and to my clients. Here today we have the best footballer ever, Cristiano Ronaldo, and the best young man around, Joao Felix. Read Also:Jorge Mendes: Ronaldo could retire at Juve “It is a great satisfaction for me, just as it is an honor to be awarded every year. Thank you very much.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan8 Ways Drones Are Going To Change Our Lives10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap Operaslast_img read more

first_imgOUR CORRESPONDENTSIVASAGAR: DPS ONGC, Nazira has hosted the CBSE Cluster-1 Table-Tennis Tournament, 2018 recently.A total number of 97 participants from 12 different schools of North-East, took part in the Tournament. The tournament was started with a formal inaugural session on September 28. Rajib Thapa, ACS, Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Nazira Sub-Division and Rajeev Kumar, GM-Finance, ONGC- Assam Asset & Pro-Vice Chairman of the school, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.During the inaugural session, the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour were felicitated with a sapling and a ‘phulam gamusa’. The welcome address was offered by the secretary, Organizing Committee which was followed by a Welcome Song by the young Dipsites. Further the President, Sports Council, DPS ONGC Nazira introduced the Match-Officials to the august gathering.The Tournament was formally inaugurated by the Chief Guest with the unfurling of the CBSE flag and the formal announcement of the opening of this mega event. After this, the oath was administered by the Chief Guest that was followed by the participants. As a part of this inaugural programme, a Mizo Bamboo Dance was presented by the students of the school. The session was concluded with the National Anthem, paying homage to the motherland.last_img read more

first_img Associated Press NHL-NEWSCoyotes part ways with CEO Ahron CohenUNDATED (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes confirmed Thursday that they are parting ways with president and CEO Ahron Cohen.Cohen has been with the Coyotes since being hired in 2015 as chief operating officer and chief legal officer by previous owner Andrew Barroway. Cohen was named president and CEO in 2017 after Steve Patterson stepped back to serve as a consultant and adviser after a year on the job.The Coyotes were still in contention for a Western Conference playoff spot when the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Snell was slated to make $7 million this season, part of a five-year, $50 million package he accepted in February 2019.Snell won the American League Cy Young Award in 2018 after going 21-5 with a circuit-leading 1.86 ERA. Injuries limited him to 23 starts last year as he went 6-8 with a 4.29 earned run average.MLB-HOWE-CORONAVIRUSArt Howe battling coronavirusHOUSTON (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe is in intensive care in a Houston hospital with the coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOBIT-BOB WATSONFormer MLB All-Star, GM and executive Bob Watson dead at 74UNDATED (AP) — Bob Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. The 73-year-old Howe confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 Thursday night that he has been dealing with the illness since first feeling symptoms of COVID-19 on May 3.Howe is best known as the manager of the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics playoff teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s, winning 600 games over seven seasons. He also managed the Astros and Mets before ending his managerial career 1,129-1,137.NASCAR-DARLINGTONKeselowski takes Darlington pole in lotteryUNDATED (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the pole for Sunday’s race at Darlington Raceway without burning an ounce of fuel. May 15, 2020 The Houston Astros, for whom Watson played his first 14 major league seasons, announced the death Thursday night.Watson’s son Keith said he died from kidney disease.Watson was nicknamed “The Bull” and made the All-Star team in 1973 and ’75, hit over .300 four times and drove in at least 100 runs twice. He also holds the distinction of scoring the 1 millionth run in major league history.MLB-FINANCESMLBPA wants financial documents from owners Quail Hollow hosted the PGA Championship in 2017, when a 24-year-old Justin Thomas defeated Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST’-hy-zehn) and Patrick Reed by two shots to claim his first major championship.PGA officials raved about the 2017 event and strongly hinted at the time they’d like to see the PGA Championship return to Charlotte due to strong attendance numbers.This year’s PGA Championship was rescheduled for Aug. 3-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco because of the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — It will be a summer in the South for NASCAR. The stock car series says it will stick to Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Alabama for June races, all without fans.NASCAR has now set plans for 20 races, including nine in the elite Cup Series. It is coming back after being shut down for more than two months by the pandemic.The Cup Series resumes this Sunday at Darlington Raceway and run four times in 11 days at the South Carolina track and at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Then NASCAR will go to Bristol, Martinsville, Atlanta, Homestead and Talladega.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The Cincinnati Reds are laying off less than 25% of their staff and reducing pay for others on June 1 in response to the pandemic. Cincinnati was among the majority of teams that committed to paying full-time employees through May. The move comes a day after The Associated Press was told the Miami Marlins are furloughing 90 to 100 baseball operations employees beginning June 1. The Team Penske driver watched NASCAR’s chief scorer Kyle McKinney finally pluck the No. 1 ball out of a random draw, giving the 2012 series champion the top starting position when the Cup season resumes.Keselowski will be joined on the front row by Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports. Matt DiBenedetto, Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola close out the top five starting spots.Series officials split the drivers into three groups of 12 based on points, filling spots 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36 with a random draw.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR plans to race its way through the South in June — The PGA Tour Champions has decided to combine 2020 and 2021 into one season. Tour president Miller Brady says combining two seasons into one is the best solution. The 50-and-older circuit already has canceled eight tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour is scheduled to resume with the Ally Challenge in Michigan on July 31. That would be the first of 13 events remaining this year, barring any delays. The PGA Tour Champions already has lost two majors, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship, and is waiting to hear the fate of the Senior British Open.— NBC’s on-air sports personalities are taking a pay cut ranging from 5-10% through the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua says the pay cuts are voluntary. NBCUniversal executives are taking 20% pay cuts and those making more than $100,000 are seeing a 3% salary reduction.— ACC commissioner John Swofford says the league expects to distribute 98% of its projected revenues to member schools for this school year despite the shutdown of college sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced in March that it would distribute $225 million in June to 350 Division I schools after the cancellation of its men’s basketball tournament, much less than the original plan of $600 million. But Swofford said the league has offset some losses in savings for canceled championship events as well as less travel and other expenses.— Orlando is the latest NBA team to reopen its practice facility since the coronavirus shutdown, with Nikola Vucevic (VOOCH’-uh-vihch) among the first Magic players to arrive back for voluntary workouts Thursday. The Magic released video of Vucevic working with assistant coach Lionel Chalmers, who was in a mask and gloves for the session. The NBA requires anyone who is present for the workouts, except for the player while he is working out, to be wearing personal protective equipment.— West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee is vowing that the Mountaineers will play football this fall. Despite uncertainly around the coronavirus pandemic, all Big 12 schools, including West Virginia, plan to open campuses for the fall semester, a key step toward launching fall sports. Gee joked in a radio interview that he would “suit up” if it meant the Mountaineers would play. FIBA has pushed back the dates for the four remaining qualifying tournaments to June 29 through July 4, 2021, meaning they would end 19 days before the rescheduled start of the delayed Tokyo Olympics.But it remains unclear if those final spots will be earned while an NBA season is happening or if NBA players will be able to take part.OLYMPICS-BASEBALLExtra innings: Baseball head pitches Olympics to MLB, againROME (AP) — The president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation is making one final pitch to Major League Baseball to send its top stars to the Tokyo Olympics. — The IOC has set aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed. It is still unclear how big the total postponement bill will be with Olympic organizers and public authorities in Japan facing extra costs estimated to run into billions for the one-year postponement. A sum of $150 million is for loans to sports governing bodies and more than 200 eligible national Olympic committees. The IOC is working on how to allocate the other $650 million.— Major League Soccer is extending a league-wide moratorium on group and team training through June 1. Players are permitted to use outdoor team training fields for voluntary individual workouts, in compliance with local health authorities and government orders that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. Team training facilities remain closed to all players except those requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation.— The English Premier League has received government backing to resume next month if games become more accessible to fans and the world’s richest soccer competition provides financial support across the English game. The top division is the most advanced in its planning to restart amid concerns the three other professional football leagues in England could lack the funding to resume without ticket revenue from supporters. Mass gatherings are still banned and fans are not allowed to attend sports events.— The German soccer federation has delayed the restart of the men’s third-division because it doesn’t have political approval. The third division was scheduled to resume on May 26 amid the coronavirus pandemic but the federation says that can’t happen without the go-ahead from authorities around the country. Games in the first and second divisions will resume Saturday. The third division still has 11 rounds of games to play.— The German Football League has relaxed its stance on finishing the season by June 30, when some players’ contracts expire. Games could continue into July if the alternative is leaving the season unfinished at the end of June, it said in a statement. Some games could be moved to neutral venues if they can’t be played at the original stadium because of infection risks locally. The league delayed a decision on how to decide final standings if the season can’t be finished. — The Italian soccer federation has set up a pool of inspectors to check that teams comply with new health protocols and government decrees issued during the coronavirus pandemic. Serie A teams were permitted to resume individual training on May 4 while full team training can restart Monday. Lazio has reportedly already been training in groups of three players. The federation says inspectors will verify that practices are held according to the rules. The league said on Wednesday that it hopes to resume playing games on June 13 but the government has not approved a restart yet.NFL-BAKER-DUNBAR ROBBERYTwo NFL players accused of armed robberyMIAMI (AP) — Authorities say police in South Florida are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party.Miramar police issued arrest warrants for both men Thursday on four counts each of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker faces an additional four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. The warrant says Baker and Dunbar were attending a cookout at a Miramar home Wednesday night when a fight broke out, causing Baker to pull out a handgun. MLB-NEWSRays’ Snell says he won’t take another pay cutST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former Cy Young Award winner is balking.Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell says he won’t take the mound this year if his pay is cut further. He also has health concerns as Major League Baseball tries to salvage a season that has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.Snell says he should receive the money he signed for and not 50% because the season is being cut in half. Snell would get $43,210 for each day of the schedule under the March 26 agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association. NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players want to look at the owners’ books.A person familiar with the request told The Associated Press that lawyers for the baseball players’ union asked MLB to submit a slew of financial documents that detail the industry’s finances.Baseball owners on Monday approved a proposal that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July with a regular-season schedule of about 82 games. Owners also gave the go-ahead to propose basing players’ salaries on a 50-50 revenue split, which the union says is a salary cap and a framework that players will never accept.The type of financial disclosure the union asked for is more common during overall collective bargaining talks.Commissioner Rob Manfred is confident of reaching a deal with players. He also told CNN on Thursday that he’s hopeful the season can begin, saying they are making plans to play in empty ballparks. Riccardo Fraccari sees the one-year postponement of the games as a new opportunity for MLB. He tells The Associated Press that because of the damages from the coronavirus “baseball needs the Olympics now more than ever to boost the sport’s globalization, expansion and mass appeal.”MLB and its players’ association have so far only agreed to allow players not on 26-man active rosters or injured lists to take part in Olympic qualifying.PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CHARLOTTEPGA Championship returns to Charlotte’s Quail Hollow in 2025PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Championship will return to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May 2025. In other NHL news:— Penguins forward Dominik Simon is out six to seventh months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Simon initially hurt the shoulder in a loss to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 29 and underwent surgery on April 29. The procedure would preclude Simon from returning if the 2019-2020 NHL season resumes. The league is currently on “pause” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 25-year-old Simon had seven goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season for Pittsburgh.OLYMPICS-BASKETBALL QUALIFYINGOlympic basketball qualifying for Tokyo Games rescheduledUNDATED (AP) — FIBA (FEE’-bah) says the final four men’s basketball spots in the 12-nation field for the Tokyo Olympics will be decided next summer.last_img read more

first_imgCICERO — After Indian River won on Friday night, running backs Kwazsi Gaddis and Guillermo Rosario-Acosta couldn’t follow their teammates directly into the locker room. They stood out in the rain and sub-40 degree temperature to wait and talk to the media. First Rosario-Acosta and then Gaddis jogged off to the locker room. They had ran enough.The Warriors (11-0) finished with 470 yards on 45 carries en route to a 48-7 win over Vestal (6-4) in the New York Class A regional round, sending Indian River to the state semifinals next weekend. The Warriors will take on Section VI’s West Seneca East, which was winners 15-8 over Irondequoit on Friday night. Gaddis led the way for Indian River with 14 carries for 235 yards, Rosario-Acosta added 15 carries for 158 yards, and the rushing attack made it easy for Indian River on a cold, rainy night on Cicero-North Syracuse’s turf field.“It feels so good,” Gaddis said. “Last week, we won in the Dome. Team came back, we responded well, we came to practice, worked hard and we told ourselves we got to get better. And that’s what we did. We came out and we played.”Gaddis, Section III’s leading rusher, entered the game within six yards of 2,000 rushing yards for the season. He wore different cleats than in last week’s sectional championship win, opting for what he called a “lighter” pair. Friday’s shoes contained some purple, green, yellow, blue and pink in a mish-mosh of colors.They proved to be light on the first play from scrimmage after Indian River forced a Vestal three-and-out, as Gaddis bounced outside and ran for 32 yards, easily surpassing the 2,000 mark.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Warriors were halted on the one-yard line by a fumble on their first drive, but Gaddis came right out firing when they got the ball back. He made a few guys miss on the way to a 54-yard pickup. Fittingly, a few plays later, Gaddis opened the scoring with a four-yard touchdown around the right side of the line.“This is the best we’ve ran since I’ve been in high school,” Gaddis, a four-year varsity player, said.Then, Vestal answered on a drive with two fourth-down conversions. A 15-yard passing touchdown put the Golden Bears up 7-6. It was the first time Indian River had trailed all season, Rosario-Acosta said.The junior back quickly changed that with a monster second quarter. Rosario-Acosta took the lead back with 11:27 to go in the second, as he received a handoff straight up the middle and sprinted 43 yards to paydirt. Three minutes and 10 seconds later, he pounded it in from one yard out for a second touchdown. And three and a half minutes after that, Rosario-Acosta carried in from 7 yards to put the Warriors up three touchdowns going into the half.“If Guillermo is feeling it, Guillermo is feeling it,” Gaddis said. “I know Guillermo’s a crazy back, and I know defensively, playing against him, I know it sucks.”Rosario-Acosta added another touchdown out of the halftime break, a 32-yarder which was similar to the first in how he broke through a hole in the line and was barely touched by the defense.The rushing attack diversified from the two-headed monster after that. Quarterback Rob Alexander kept one for himself, rushing four yards for a score. Then fullback Jayden Henhawk powered it in from a yard out to create the final margin. Gaddis and Rosario-Acosta sat the last few series out with the big lead, taking in the final minutes of the contest from the sideline.After the game, Indian River head coach Cory Marsell said that it “doesn’t really matter” to him which of his running backs gets the ball. He figures if he calls a good game, the carry totals will be balanced. On Friday, it was 14 for Gaddis and 15 for Rosario-Acosta.Both backs have had big days this season. Two of the last four weeks, Gaddis had more yardage. The other two, it was Rosario-Acosta.“It’s just his game or my game, it depends,” Rosario-Acosta said. “At any time, we can both have a game.”On Friday night in the state quarterfinal, Gaddis and Rosario-Acosta both had a game. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on November 10, 2018 at 12:01 am Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img read more

first_img Published on June 6, 2019 at 5:01 pm Contact Nick: nleconom@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ The Syracuse athletic department unveiled the volleyball schedule for the 2019 season this Thursday. Last season was a historic year for the Orange, as head coach Leonid Yelin led SU to a 19-9 record and its first NCAA tournament appearance in program history. The 2019 schedule is headlined by seven teams that made the NCAA tournament last season. The regular season starts with two games on the road, as the Orange will travel to Wisconsin to face both Baylor and Marquette in early September. Following the trip to Wisconsin, Syracuse will travel to Kansas for the only tournament of the regular season, which runs Sept. 13-15. Syracuse is slated to play Morehead State, Arizona, and Kansas that weekend. Syracuse concludes its nonconference schedule with contests against Harvard and Northeastern. Syracuse begins ACC play on Sept. 27 with a visit to Georgia Tech.Below is SU’s full 2019 schedule (conference games in bold):vs. Baylor, Sept. 5 (in Madison, Wisconsin) AdvertisementThis is placeholder textat Marquette, Sept. 7vs. Morehead State, Sept. 13 (in Lawrence, Kansas) vs. Arizona, Sept. 14 (in Lawrence, Kansas)at Kansas, Sept. 15at Northeastern, Sept. 20at Harvard, Sept. 21at Georgia Tech, Sept. 27at Clemson, Sept. 29vs Wake Forest, Oct. 4vs Duke, Oct. 6vs Pittsburgh, Oct. 11vs Virginia, Oct. 13at Miami, Oct. 18at Florida State, Oct. 20at UNC, Oct. 25at NC State, Oct. 27vs Notre Dame, Nov. 1vs Louisville, Nov. 3at Boston College, Nov. 6vs Virginia Tech, Nov. 10at Louisville, Nov. 15at Notre Dame, Nov. 17vs Boston College, Nov. 24vs Clemson, Dec. 1 Commentslast_img read more

first_imgBut a couple things were different for him Thursday. A.J. Ellis was his catcher for the first time all season, with Yasmani Grandal sitting out a day game following a night game.“I trust him,” Frias said of Ellis. “He’s got a pretty good idea of what he’s doing behind the plate. … Pitch sequence, I trust him. I let him call the game.”The Dodgers also spotted Frias a 4-0 lead after two innings – something that no pitcher will complain about.A bases-loaded double by Howie Kendrick put Cubs starter Jon Lester (4-6) in a 2-0 hole. An RBI triple by Kiké Hernandez, followed by an RBI single by Jimmy Rollins, made it 4-0 in the second inning.That was plenty of run support for Frias, who allowed seven hits, walked three batters and struck out seven in five innings.Joel Peralta, J.P. Howell, Yimi Garcia and Kenley Jansen closed out the game with one scoreless inning apiece.Puig was scratched for the second straight day with an exposed callus on his left palm. Scott Van Slyke shifted from left field to right, Alex Guerrero shifted from third base to left field, and Alberto Callaspo went to third.Guerrero produced his best defensive play of the season, an outfield assist to home plate that easily retired Chris Coghlan in the fifth inning. Whether that one play was enough for Guerrero to earn more trust defensively, or merely increased the Dodgers’ ability to trade him, who knows. As for Frias, he said the Dodgers’ pursuit of starting pitching doesn’t motivate him. “I just want to do my job,” he said. That wasn’t easy this week. Frias felt sick and dehydrated Monday and had trouble sleeping. He pushed his between-starts bullpen session back a day, to Tuesday. He left the park early Wednesday to get a good night’s sleep at the team hotel. Thursday, he pitched one of his best games all season CHICAGO >> The Dodgers split a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs by losing games started by Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, and winning the games started by Mike Bolsinger and Carlos Frias.Yasiel Puig played in the two losses and missed the two wins with a hand injury.Just the way they drew it up.Thursday afternoon, Frias and four relievers shut out the Cubs 4-0 before a packed house at Wrigley Field. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Wednesday that he’s already begun talks with rival clubs about starting pitching. Maybe Bolsinger and Frias, who combined to allow two runs in 9 2/3 innings this series, took that personally.“Carlos is a work in progress,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Is he going to grow as far as pitch selection, preparation, being able to use all his pitches, all that stuff? “His stuff is different than Mike’s stuff. Mike’s stuff is all about mixture and using his breaking ball, getting it over. … Carlos’ stuff is better. Carlos’ stuff is as good as probably anybody we have.”That potential is scary, but the results haven’t always followed in Frias’ first season as a full-time major league starter. Even after his five shutout innings against the Cubs, Frias is 5-5 with a 4.31 earned-run average.last_img read more

first_img“For any team to be successful you have to have a great environment,” he said. “You don’t want to work in a bad place.”Whether simply perception or reality, his feud with Bryant had some wondering if he was the problem. There were questions if he might mess up the chemistry of a team that made marked improvement in the first year with James Harden on the roster.The Rockets brushed off that notion, and everyone has raved about Howard’s personality and work ethic. “Dwight’s a great guy,” coach Kevin McHale said. “Plays hard, likes to have fun, so it’s just been pretty seamless to add him to the team.”Harden, who was the fifth-leading scorer in the league last season, rolled his eyes when asked if he’d be able to coexist with Howard when Bryant couldn’t. “It’s my job to make it work,” the 24-year-old Harden said. “He’s going to teach me some things that I don’t know and I’ll teach him some things he doesn’t know. That’s the kind of partnership and friendship we’re going to have in order to be successful. That’s the only way you can be successful is if you be 100 percent with each other.” Howard struggled last season after back surgery. He now knows that he came back too soon and said he never felt like himself. An entire offseason of rehabilitation and training has him feeling like the player he once was. He wasn’t as dominant in 2012 as he has been, but still averaged more than 17 points per game and led the league in rebounding with 12.4 an outing. Though he’s left L.A., he knows that the glare of the spotlight probably won’t dim much with the expectations surrounding the Rockets. That’s OK with him. After last year, he’s more equipped to deal with it.“If you get caught up in the good, bad and the ugly, it messes you up as a person and as a player,” he said. “I think some of that happened with me last year. I allowed the bad stuff that happened to really sit in my head, push myself away from people in different situations and that’s not who I am. So you have to step away from all the negativity or whatever it might be and just focus on the task at hand.” Howard is just 27, but he’s one of the older players on a Houston team that was the NBA’s youngest a year ago. He enjoys the energy of his younger teammates, but joked that when they’d want to play 10 or 12 pickup games in a row, he’d beg them to slow down. “I’m like, ‘Guys, I’m almost pushing 30. I need a break,”’ he said. “But I love it.”Howard stayed away from talking Lakers, but he couldn’t stop talking about his other former team, the Magic. He referred to Orlando often when discussing why he likes the Rockets and how they’ve made him feel at home. Howard specifically talked about the bond he and his Magic teammates had in 2009. “They’re full of life and after practice everybody is together talking and I just love that feeling,” he said of the Rockets. “It reminds me of the team in Orlando when we went to the Finals — we were always together. Everything that we did was together. It really makes the team better on the floor when you have that great chemistry off the floor.”Now, he’s made the Rockets contenders after several lean years for the first time since Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady were on the roster.“We’re goofy. We have fun, but we like to work,” Harden said, referring to himself and Howard. “That’s the most important thing. We’re not going to be all strict, we’re young. We like to have fun. When it’s time to get serious and when it’s time to win, we’ll be focused.” Howard spurned the Lakers to sign an $88 million deal with Houston, joining James Harden and a team that made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2009.He wouldn’t get into specifics about the problems in his short stint with the Lakers after he was traded there in August 2012 from Orlando as part of a four-team trade. But most agree that he had a strained relationship with Kobe Bryant in a season where he has admitted that he wasn’t having fun at times. The Lakers struggled all season and was swept in the first round of the playoffs. The Lakers could have offered him a five-year contract worth $118 million, but he chose to make the move to Houston with a four-year deal.“The situation in L.A., what happened is over with,” Howard said. “It didn’t work out on both sides. So we have to move on. It happens in everyday life. People decide to do different things with their lives. It’s just that when you’re NBA and at the top of your game everybody wants to know what you’re doing.”Howard lights up when asked about his new teammates and talks endlessly about the fun they’ve had in bonding both on and off the court. When asked if that aspect of the move was the most important to him after last season, his response was telling — even if he wouldn’t specifically address the Lakers. HOUSTON — Dwight Howard is happy again. He says he has put his disappointing and drama-filled season in Los Angeles behind him. He seems ecstatic about joining the Houston Rockets and helping the young team compete for a championship — and maybe, just maybe, he will return to form as the NBA’s most dominant big man. “I’m in a better place mentally, physically and spiritually now,” Howard said. His delight is evident in watching him interact with his new teammates. He wears a broad smile and fits of laughter are common as he chats with his fellow Rockets. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more