Pekerman dedicates Colombia’s win to Carlos Sanchez

first_imgView comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman, left, talks to Colombia’s Juan Quintero, right, during the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)KAZAN, Russia — Colombia coach Jose Pekerman dedicated his team’s victory over Poland to Carlos Sanchez, who was the target of a death threat after receiving a red card in an earlier match at the World Cup.The suspended midfielder was sent off in the team’s 2-1 loss to Japan in its opening game. He did not play in the 3-0 win over Poland on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Falcao scores, Colombia beats Poland 3-0 at World Cup Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Senegal and Japan drew 2-2 earlier Sunday and lead the group with four points each. Colombia has three points and would advance with another victory.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Colombian authorities are investigating the death threat, which was made on social media. The message appeared with an image of Sanchez and Colombia defender Andres Escobar, who was shot dead on the outskirts of Medellin on July 2, 1994, days after returning from the United States after competing at the World Cup. Escobar scored an own-goal against the host country at the tournament.“This victory is dedicated to Carlos Sanchez, because he has had a very hard time these last few days,” Pekerman said. “We achieved this victory and I wanted to share it with him. I’m expressing it personally but it’s something that the whole squad feels.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSanchez could be back for Colombia’s final Group H game against Senegal on Thursday in Samara.“The player was deeply affected by this matter,” Pekerman said. “And I think that we understand that football is something. We play with a lot of responsibility and a lot of dedication and so forth, but these things shouldn’t be said lightly. And whether it’s confirmed or not, this is something that his very painful.” Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueeslast_img read more

Roger Federer to play Madrid Open after 2-year absence

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments Manny Pacquiao discouraging son from going into boxing Switzerland’s Roger Federer, centre, poses for a selfie with supporters, during a pre-event of the Laver Cup, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, February 8, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)MADRID — Roger Federer will play at the Madrid Open as part of his return to the clay court.Organizers say the 20-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the tournament from May 3-12.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Read Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The 37-year-old Federer didn’t play in clay tournaments for two seasons, but said he will be back this year as he prepares for his first French Open appearance since 2015.Federer is the second most successful player at the Madrid Open with three titles, behind five-time champion Rafael Nadal. Federer’s last Madrid title came in 2012.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic are also expected to play in Madrid this year. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Executive Mansion Rejects Alleged Saudi Plan to Islamize Liberia

first_imgThe Executive Mansion has rejected categorically a very detailed research document by three Muslim “women’s rights activists” from the Middle East, disclosing a purported plan by Saudi Arabia to Islamize the entire world, including using Liberia as a fertile ground for its plans for West Africa.According to the 14-page comprehensive and detailed essay by the three women—Anahita Ghorbani, Iranian women’s rights activist, Yafiah Assouin, PhD, Syrian women’s rights activist and Shada Al Zahrani, Saudi journalist, “The Saudis’ plan for Liberia is first to ensure that a candidate of Muslim faith and background contests and wins the Liberian presidency.  “To do this, the Saudis brought the Kuwaitis on board to influence Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in identifying and supporting such candidate. The bottom-line is to make Liberia an indirect Muslim nation through the application of aspects of the Sharia law when at such time a Muslim becomes president,” the three women scholars said among other things.This has not gone unnoticed by the Government of Liberia, which has reacted sharply through the Executive Mansion to the allegation made by these women.GOL Reaction The Executive Mansion issued a statement on Monday saying that Government of Liberia has seen and analyzed the article entitled, “The Syrian War, Saudi Arabia’s Struggle for Global Influence, and Control of Africa,” written by one Anahita Ghorbani and published on the online website, Elombah.com.“The article makes certain references to Liberia’s relations with some countries in the Middle East, the perceived religious divide in our country, and cast aspersion on the First Family with absolutely no respect for truth and objectivity”, the Executive Mansion statement says. “It is an article written to provoke and incite with the intention of wiping up religious hatred and division at a time when our country is undergoing reconstruction and searching for reconciliation with full democratic participation of all our people.”According to an Executive Mansion release, the intention of the author is plain: “to drive a wedge between our people based on religious intolerance and ethnic hatred. The article is written with bias and utter contempt for the intelligence of our people who have survived wars, bitterness and countless tragedies in their history and are now trying to rebuild their lives and reconstruct their country for the benefit of all their children.“This Republic is noted for religious tolerance and ethnic cooperation in nation building. The Constitution of our Republic protects all and sundry irrespective of creed or ethnicity. The democratic space which is evolving has its foundation in our Constitution which protects and promotes life, liberty and human development.“An article written with malice and meant to undermine the unity and progress of our people is unworthy of the noble ethics of Journalism. It approaches the Liberian reality with shortsightedness and falsehood. It is a pitiful attempt to distort and thus deserves our condemnation and rejection.“One has the right to write and speak responsibly with the intention of enlightening minds but not the right to distort, besmear and propagate falsehood with the obvious intention of promoting strife among the people.“The Government of Liberia takes very seriously its responsibility toward the safety and protection of its people. It understands the mandate given it by the people of Liberia to build a country of equal justice, religious tolerance and the democratic participation of all. It is in this light that it condemns unreservedly all attempts to divide our people and put us on the path of ethnic cleansing and religious bigotry.“The publication as established is filled with lies, deception and falsehood. The writers exert that President Sirleaf was once a Muslim by marriage and that her late husband was also a Muslim. While the right to a choice of religion is personal and guaranteed under Liberian laws and that the President would have committed no crime if she or her late husband were Muslims, the assertion is simply false and misleading.“The truth is that the President’s late husband was a devout United Methodist, a factor that moved President Sirleaf over from the Presbyterian Church to becoming Methodist.The writer also referenced ULIMO-J, a warring faction during the Liberian crisis, as Muslim dominated faction. This falsehood can best be judged by Liberians since they are fully aware of the composition of ULIMO-J then.“As the backdrop of all these misleading information, the Government wonders as to how anyone could give credence to such mischief.”Editor’s Note:The Liberian Daily Observer Newspaper has always prided itself in taking great pains to handle sensitive stories with the greatest professionalism and care. By the same token, however, never have we decided not to publish a plausible story just because it is controversial. We believe that in this day and age of Boko Haram-style terrorism that has terrorized an entire nation, absolutely NOTHING is to be dismissed or taken for granted. Every hint, clue and morsel of intelligence must be analyzed and sifted through. The fact that there will be some parts that are far-fetched does not warrant dismissing the entire document.It is against this background that the Liberian Observer finds the Executive Mansion’s response dangerously short-sighted. The Observer story did point out the parts of the story it found to be factually incorrect, such as the allegation that Sirleaf was once a practicing Muslim. Upon receiving the report, the Observer immediately contacted the Executive Mansion for a reaction (which was never received until after the story was published). The Executive Mansion was expected to take its time to analyze the document, conduct an investigation and ask the relevant questions. Such was the purpose of the publication.What we do understand, however, is that if a Nigerian newspaper had published this document 10 years ago, the Nigerian government would have had the same response: “Our people are united; that could never happen here.” Today, the Boko Haram terrorist movement has spread far beyond the Nigerian government’s capacity to handle.If even the United States lived to regret ignoring similar intelligence reports, how can a small nation such as Liberia be so short-sightedly dismissive?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bulkan’s Government’s treatment of Guyanese: “squeezing stone to extract blood”

first_imgDear Editor,I must thank the Honourable Minister Ronald Bulkan for taking time-off from his ‘busy’ schedule to address my letter which he described as ‘misleading conjectures’. However, this will not invalidate the veracity of the content therein.Editor, allow me to inform the Communities Minister that whenever I give my views; my personal view and not the views of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). The only person who speaks on behalf of the PPP is the General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo. I spoke of ‘change’ since this is the mantra of Bulkan’s Government, hence, when I asked the rhetorical question: What differences have Local Government Elections and governance made to your lives and communities?I was alluding to that change which was promised. We expected to see vast improvements and progress above what is already achieved by these Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC). It was in this context that I have said: ‘I am absolutely sure that nothing much has changed in your communities or lives.’ Where is the ‘good life’ Minister Bulkan?Bulkan boasted about the increase of subvention from $3 million to $4 million, a mere 25 per cent over a three-year period. One million cannot even repair one street in an NDC area. How can NDCs be empowered when they desperately lack resources?No amount of training can empower anyone without resources and this Government has been very selective in allocating the resources. For instance, the Fyrish NDC which is controlled by Bulkan’s party was gifted a brand new long boom Hymac to remain in that NDC while the neighbouring NDC, which is controlled by the PPP, was given a small Hymac which was taken away months ago and sent to Georgetown under the pretext of repairs. Why is it that a Hymac in operable condition was sent for repairs in Georgetown?Bulkan also boasted about the return of Local Government Elections after two decades but he has failed to mention the gerrymandering which he has done to obtain for his party a political advantage in future elections. This is in addition to the many electoral frauds aided by the Guyana Elections Commission which is being perpetrated by his party and the Alliance For Change. Is this the restoration of local democracy by this Government? No! It is the restoration of the electoral fraud which the People’s National Congress is adept at.Furthermore, this Government’s link of taxes to economic development is stupefying and gross insanity. This Government believes that the NDCs should implement an increase in rates and taxes and only this can empower the NDC to carry out developmental works.I have stated in my letter that even in NDCs and municipalities controlled by the A Partnership for National Unity and where they imposed 100 per cent taxes, nothing has changed. I said Government needs to pump more resources into the LAAs. Already the residents are faced with an increase in their cost of living by skyrocketing increases in more than 200 taxes, closure of estates, dismissal of thousands on sugar workers, the decline in rice production and many other negative variables so it will be disastrous to bleed these people any further. Bukan and his colleagues are enjoying their humongous salary increases, perks and other benefits so what do they care about the common man.Is Bulkan trying to postulate that LAAs should generate all the resources needed to efficiently run them? This is totally asinine! LAAs can only do so much for their respective communities, it is the Central Government which must make up for the deficit in the budgets of these entities and ensure development is taking place.How many communities have Bulkan visited to see what is needed and what can be done? This Government feels that the holding of LGE is the panacea for all the ills facing our communities. It is time that this Government gives realistic subventions which can be used to do tangible development in the LAAs and at the same time take up the slack to ensure that all the LAAs are developed evenly regardless of perceived political affiliations.Lastly, Bulkan should also reply to me as to the reason why subventions are still to be disbursed to many of the NDCs, his selective nitpicking of my letter will not absolve him from the inefficiency and incompetence of his Ministry and his Government.This is clearly an attempt to make the 75 per cent PPP controlled NDCs look bad before the upcoming LGE. Guyanese are conscious that Minister Bulkan’s Government and his party is squeezing Guyanese to extract money that they don’t have that is like “squeezing stone to extract blood “.Yours sincerely,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Foreign Min Ngafuan Heads Liberia’s Delegation to AU Summit

first_imgLiberia’s Foreign Minister and head of the Liberian delegation at the just-ended African Union Summit, Mr. Augustine Ngafuan, has applauded the participating Heads of State and Government of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), for the successful conclusion of the 22nd Summit of the APRM.The APRM is an initiative of the African Union (AU) that fosters the adoption of policies, standards and practices leading to political stability, economic growth, sustainable development and economic integration.Minister Ngafuan said the discussions amongst member countries in all the various background meetings and the main event were constructive and productive.On the accession of La Côte d’Ivoire to the APR Forum following the signature of the accession document by President Alassane Ouattara, Minister Ngafuan thanked President Ouattara for the bold decision and joined other Heads of State in calling for more countries to accede to the APRM.The 35-member mechanism voted to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian born Dr. Adebayo Olukoshi, who replaces Dr. Ibrahma Mayaki, interim CEO. By this appointment, four other divisional vacancies were filled, following the endorsement of the recommendation of the Committee of Focal Points.Under the guidance of South African President Jacob Zuma, who acted as Chairperson of the Forum in the absence of Forum Chairperson President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Forum unanimously voted to appoint two new members of the Panel of Eminent Persons of the APRM, Madame Bridgette Sylvia Mabandla of South Africa and Chief Mrs. Chinyere E. Asika of Nigeria.The Forum unanimously decided to extend the tenure of the Chair and the Deputy Chair of the Panel to June 2015, to allow for the election of new Chair and Deputy ChairpersonsThe Forum expressed appreciation for progress made toward the integration of the APRM in AU structures and processes, consistent with the mandate of June 2014 Malabo AU Summit, which culminated into the adoption of a five-point Roadmap for the integration process.At the same time, the Republic of Kenya has been unanimously elected to serve as Vice Chairperson of the APRM Forum, a void that has remained opened for many years.Announcing the decision of the African Peer Review Forum at the 24 Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Minister Ngafuan informed the Assembly that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Chairperson of the APR Forum, was unable to attend the meeting due to the necessity of seeing out what he called “the last but very critical mile in the fight against Ebola in Liberia”.“President Sirleaf is on the home-front personally directing the fight from the frontlines”, he told the AU Assembly.He concluded by thanking Dr. Mayaki for his exceptional work and achievement during his interim assignment.The January 29, 2015 APR Forum meeting brought together three Heads of State and over 30 representations of governments on the continent.Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf currently chairs the APR Forum, with the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Mr. Amara Konneh, Chairing the Committee of Focal Points.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A Call to Liberia’s In-coming Political Leaders: Heed Moroccan Agriculture Minister’s Advice: Invest in…

first_imgIn his Address to a group of Broadcast Journalism graduates last weekend, this newspaper’s publisher observed that Liberia, despite our vast acreage of green, arable land, was seriously lagging behind, among other things, in food production. But that is not so in Morocco, a good portion of whose land is desert. Despite that unfortunate fact, that Sahelian nation is highly productive in food and other agricultural goods. That is why Moroccan Agriculture Minister M. Aziz Akhannoueh found himself in a position to extend to the rest of Africa an urgent advice to invest in agriculture as the redeeming factor in the continent’s growth, development and progress and in its fight against climate change. Addressing a group of African journalists invited to Morocco from across the continent, he observed that African nations were indeed contributing to the worsening effects of climate change because they are not investing seriously in agriculture. The less we grow, the more we boost the negative effects of climate change, the more danger to ourselves, he warned. Our Presidential Correspondent William Harmon was among the African journalists invited to Morocco and keenly focused on Minister Akhannoueh’s address. In his lengthy article, published in the Daily Observer’s Monday edition, Harmon took time to explain what the Agriculture Minister had to say about what Morocco was doing in agriculture and the great progress the country was reaping as a result.He quoted the Minister, who disclosed that the long-term Green Morocco Plan (GMP), initiated a few years ago had led, on average, to the agriculture sector contributing 19% of the GDP, with 15% from agriculture and 4% from agro-industry. Agriculture, including fisheries, is considered the main labor employer (38%) of the total national labor force and 75% of the rural workforce. The agriculture sector, said the Minister, also contributes to reducing the mass exodus from rural areas, while bolstering sociopolitical stability. The GMP, Minister Akhannoueh added, “is built on the principle of aggregation as a tool for development of the agricultural sector; its implementation requires the creation of win-win partnerships between the upstream of production and the downstream of the commercial and industrial phase.”This sector, according to the Minister, has created jobs for 4 million rural inhabitants—that is as big as Liberia’s population—and 100,000 jobs for the agroindustry sector.Contrast that with Liberia where we have, in the past 11 years, failed to focus on agriculture. As a result, we have also failed to reverse the rural-urban exodus created by the civil war. Why? Because we could have reversed the rural-urban migration by investing in rural agriculture and encouraging people to return home to undertake productive and profitable farming. Remember, too, Minister Akhannoueh’s emphasis on “the upstream of production and the downstream of commercial and/or industrial phase.”Contrast that with what happened recently to our Lofa and Nimba rice farmers. Alas! They grew and produced their rice—massive quantities of the national staple—but could find no buyers. The GOL failed to create the commercial response to this most admirable and critical effort by our farmers.We can see why the Daily Observer, following this sales fiasco, was so critical of the Food Enterprise Development (FED) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/FED). The commercial component to Liberian farming initiative is what FED itself said they were keenly interested in—finding markets for farmers’ produce. And when at last the farmers produced the rice, they could find no buyers! What, we wondered and still do, was FED up to?And yet, FED was not the one to blame, but our own government, especially our Agriculture Ministry. The GOL and its Agriculture Ministry, and no one else, are the ones with the primary responsibility to push agriculture in the country. Institutions like FED are only here to help us—or so they say. GOL cannot and must not leave everything to the foreign partners who, we seem always to forget, come with their own agenda.But that is what governments are for, to FOCUS on the people’s business and maintain the focus until the national goals are accomplished. We submit that despite its 11th hour in office, it is not too late for this government to begin making a difference in agriculture. It can start by encouraging our rice farmers, including helping them to refine their rice, adding value to it and finding markets to sell it. The Agriculture Ministry should also flood the country with agricultural extension agents equipped and ready to help the farmers and also the town, city and neighborhood vegetable growers to produce more bitter ball, greens, pepper, banana, pawpaw and plantain to feed their families and supply local markets. And to in-coming political leaders, we say, come forward with concrete plans to change forever our agricultural landscape by making Liberia food-self-sufficient, most especially in rice. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Champions Capital FM in tricky Road to Anfield Pool

first_img0Shares0000Capital FM celebrating after beating Letshego 1-0 to write history as the first team to defend the Standard Chartered Road to Anfield title.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 14- Standard Chartered Trophy Road to Anfield defending champions Capital FM have been drawn in a tricky group for this year’s tournament set to be played on Saturday at the St, Mary’s School in Nairobi.Capital FM will headline Pool E where they are lined up to face debutants AC Nelson, Catholic Relief Services, Oracle, Davis and Shirtliff as well as the Wananchi Group. “It is a very tricky group because we have not faced most of those teams in our group. But our aim remains the same, to start the tournament well, win all our games and top our group. The players are ready because we have been training for two months now,” skipper Lassie Atrash said.He added; “As defending champions, there is always the pressure of retaining the title and also everyone comes to beat you. We understand the difficulty in this but the good thing is we have a caliber of players which can sustain such kind of pressure.”Capital FM’s Lassie Atrash(left) dribbles past Felix Wachira of Letshogo RangersThe Best Mix of Music team won last year’s tournament with a hard earned 1-0 win over Letshego thanks to Jeff Ooko powerful strike.However, the team did not proceed to Liverpool, United Kingdom to defend their international title after losing the regional tournament in Tanzania to hosts Azania. However, this year the winner from Kenya will head directly to Anfield.“It was painful not to go to Anfield last year but we have learnt from that. It has made us stronger and that will be a motivation that we need to go to the UK and win that title again,” Atrash further commented.A total of 48 teams have confirmed participation for this year’s competition with a further 41 playing in a separate tournament for Standard Chartered Bank staff.Omar Kibulanga of Nation Media Group (Left) competes for the ball with Capital FM’s Jeff Ooko.The 48 teams have been spread across eight groups of six teams each with the media teams being seeded. The top two from each group proceed to the round of 16.Last year’s losing finalists Letshego will square it out with 2016 finalists Radio Africa, Vivo Energy, Multichoice, Jameson and Resolution Insurance.“We got to the final once and we know how tough this tournament is. This time we want to go on and challenge for the trophy. We hope for the best,” Radio Africa captain Fred Arocho commented.Standard Chartered Head of Corporate Affairs Helen Nangozi says they expect a tougher tournament this year and also expects the standards of the game to improve.“The tournament is becoming very competitive each year. Last year we had 36 teams and now we have 48. It shows the amount of interest it is generating and we expect the quality to be better this year,” Nangozi noted.Robert Otieno of Nation Media (right), competes for the ball with Solomon Okeyo of Capital FmRoad to Anfield PoolsPool A: Nation Media Group, Impact Stars, JH Piego Corporation, PS Kenya, Diagio, General Electric.Pool B: Standard Group, Getrudes Hospital, Louis Dreyfus Company, Metropolitan Canon, BAT, Simba Corp.Pool C: Royal media Services, Syngenta East Africa, EABL, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Nivea, Zamara ActiariesPool D: Radio Africa, Vivo Energy, Multichoice, Jameson, Letshego, Resolution Insurance.Pool E: Capital FM, AC Nelson, Catholic Relief Services, Oracle, Davis and Shirtliff, Wananchi Group.Pool F: Mediamax, United States International University, Safaricom, Deloitte, MFI Document Solutions, NAS ServicesPool G: AIG, Bamburi, Kenya Nut, Scan Group, Oil Libya, Copy CatPool H: Bollore Logistics, Total Kenya, Galana Oil, Schneider Electric, Nairobi Bottlers, ICPAK.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SHAY GIVEN ‘SAVES’ STOKE CITY FAN FROM RELATIONSHIP BREAK-UP

first_imgA Stoke City fan has taken to Twitter to thank Shay Given for ‘saving’ his relationship.Given was back between the sticks for Stoke City’s Capital One Cup clash with Fulham last night at Craven Cottage. Stoke led through a Peter Crouch goal, but Fulham pressed hard for an equalizer and Given was forced to pull off some wonderful saves to avoid the game going to extra-time.Loyal Stoke fan Mike Bell made the 332 mile round-trip to the capital last night.However, he feared if the game went to extra-time he’d no longer have a relationship and a late onslaught from Fulham made that look likely.He tweeted his thanks to Given he heralded as the reason he got home on time and still had a girlfriend. He tweeted, “@No1shaygiven Cheers for those massive saves late on tonight, meant I avoided ET and still have a girlfriend. #homeontime ” 🙂SHAY GIVEN ‘SAVES’ STOKE CITY FAN FROM RELATIONSHIP BREAK-UP was last modified: September 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsShay GivensoccerSportStoke CityTwitterlast_img read more

Green Bay’s Davenport breaks ankle

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 He has always backed up Ahman Green, who was inactive with a thigh injury, and in the one start Davenport got last year, he dazzled with a 178-yard performance against the St. Louis Rams. Davenport, in the final year of his contract, is eligible for free agency after the season. “Najeh went out there and proved it,” fullback William Henderson said. “He proved that he should be respected as a potential starting tailback. He can do it.” Brown still in hospital Browns rookie wide receiver Braylon Edwards remained hospitalized Sunday following surgery to treat an infection in his right arm. “More than likely, the seriousness of this would take away his season this year,” Sherman said. “That’s very unfortunate. He was playing well at the time.” Davenport, who finished with 54 yards on 12 carries, later was taken to the locker room on a cart. His 1-yard and 4-yard TD runs were the Packers’ first two touchdown runs this season. Najeh Davenport earned the game ball from Packers coach Mike Sherman after his two-touchdown performance. He probably won’t get his hands on another ball this season. Davenport, in his second career start, broke his right ankle after being dragged down from behind by linebacker Courtney Watson on a 2-yard reception with 2:40 left in the first half. Davenport’s ankle was pinned underneath, and he didn’t put any weight on his right leg when he was helped off the field. center_img Edwards practiced all week and was not listed on the team’s injury report for Cleveland’s game against the Chicago Bears. Browns coach Romeo Crennel said the first-round draft pick took part in the team’s walkthrough Saturday. Afterward, Edwards, who had cuts and scrapes on his arm, noticed that it was swollen and showed team doctors, who admitted him to the Cleveland Clinic. Edwards underwent a surgical procedure Saturday night to have the infection cleaned out, Crennel said. It was not immediately known if Edwards has a staph infection. Crennel said doctors don’t yet know how long Edwards might be sidelined. Atlanta LB injured Falcons linebacker Edgerton Hartwell may be lost for the season after injuring his right Achilles’ tendon. Hartwell was helped off the field late in the third quarter, slamming his helmet down when he got to the sideline. He was then carted to the locker room, his right foot dangling from the side. The most prominent of Atlanta’s free-agent signings during the last offseason, Hartwell returned to the sideline midway through the quarter, walking on crutches with his foot in a brace. Losman speaks Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman is upset and embarrassed, wondering what and how long it will take to get his starting job back. “Yes, of course, you are very upset, you’re mad, you’re trying to find all these negative things and turn them into positives,” Losman said after watching backup Kelly Holcomb lead Buffalo to a 20-14 win over Miami on Sunday. “All these feelings that you’re feeling, embarrassment in front of your friends and family is probably the biggest thing. And it’s just something you have to grow from and get over.” 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

Men’s Cross Country Finishes Third At MVC Championship

first_imgPrint Friendly Version Women’s Results (PDF) Men’s Results (PDF) Men’s Team Results1. Bradley, 402. Illinois State, 713. Drake, 934. Indiana State, 1145. Northern Iowa, 1366. Southern Illinois, 1367. Valparaiso, 1468. Loyola, 1539. Evansville, 284Women’s Team Results1. Bradley, 512. Loyola, 753. Illinois State, 854. Indiana State, 1075. Northern Iowa, 1116. Missouri State, 1397. Southern Illinois, 1638. Drake, 2079. Evansville, 23210. Valparaiso, 267Drake Individual Men’s Results8 kilometers – 70 runners10. Joshua Yeager, 24:35.7017. Matt Cozine, 25:09.0421. Kevin Kelly, 25:14.0522. Maximilian Fridrich, 25:14.0723. Kyle Brandt, 25:14.5054. Xavier Lechleitner, 26:31.6255. Kyle Cass, 26:35.0562. Joe Romain, 27:13.95Drake Individual Women’s Results5 kilometers – 75 runners33. Olivia Rogers, 18:31.0534. Rachel Selva, 18:32.4737. MyKaela Cole, 18:38.4849. Millie Bretl, 18:56.8159. Elizabeth Aho, 19:23.5368. Meghan Kearney, 20:34.25center_img Story Links PEORIA, Ill. – Paced by all five scorers finishing within 38 seconds of each other, the Drake University men’s cross country team earned a third-place finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, Saturday, Oct. 27, at Newman Golf Course.The Bulldogs’ third-place finish with 93 points was the team’s best showing at the MVC Championship since also finishing third in 2011. Bradley won the race on its home course with 40 points, followed by Illinois State with 71. Drake’s women’s cross country team finished eighth out of 10 teams.Senior Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) continued his legacy of shining at MVC Championships by finishing 10th out of 70 runners on the men’s 8-kilometer course. Yeager finished in 24:35.70 to lead a parade of Bulldogs finishing in a pack and earn All-MVC honors.Matt Cozine (Mt. Prospect, Ill.) was the second Bulldog across the line in 17th place in 25:09.04 followed by Kevin Kelly (Kilcok, Ireland), Maximilian Fridrich (Salzburg, Austria) and Kyle Brandt (Maple Grove, Minn.) finishing in 21st, 22nd and 23rd place respectively. That trio all finished within a second of each other to propel the Bulldogs onto the podium.SIU’s Josh Maier won the race in 23:57.34.Drake’s young women’s team was led by Olivia Rogers (Boulder, Colo.) in 33rd place with a 5-kilometer time of 18:31.05. Rachel Selva (Columbia, Mo.) finished less than two seconds later in 34th place while MyKaela Cole (Urbandale, Iowa) was 37th out of 75 runners.Millie Bretl (Milwaukee, Wis.) and Elizabeth Aho (Grayslake, Ill.) completed the Bulldogs’ scoring in 49th and 59th place, respectively.Bradley easily won the women’s team title on their home course while Loyola’s Lindsey Brewis won individual honors in 16:57.8.The Bulldogs will train through next two weeks before returning to Peoria for the NCAA Midwest Regional in two weeks.last_img read more