Qatar speaks out over arrests

first_img The BBC’s Middle East business correspondent Mark Lobel was arrested in Doha for reporting on the migrant workers, having been invited into Qatar by the prime minister’s office. Lobel says he and his accompanying crew were detained for a lengthy period and subject to “hostile” questioning after being the subjects of two days of surveillance prior to their arrests. Press Association “FIFA has blood on its hands, as do these sponsors, for as long as they turn a blind eye to what’s going on there. “It’s time we raise our voices. People should demand more action is taken.” Collins was speaking in London as international workers’ unions joined forces with FIFA pressure groups to demand that FIFA sponsors accept their corporate responsibility and challenge human rights abuses at construction sites in Qatar. Evidence of squalid living conditions for poorly paid migrant workers employed under the notorious kafala system was presented by Jaimie Fuller, chairman of sports compression wear company SKINS. International Trade Union Confederation general secretary Sharan Burrow said: “If FIFA is serious about this, they can turn it around. They can turn it around, but they choose not to. “Could we fix everything in seven years? Who knows? But can we turn it around and change the lives and the possibilities for the workers in Qatar? Absolutely. Overnight.” Burrow says FIFA president Sepp Blatter “has the power” and that his likely re-election next week is about “money, simple as that”. “If (Dutch football chief Michael) van Praag was elected, we would see change,” Burrow added. “We know the FIFA executive is split. There are people with decency, with a moral code that will try to change the way in which the game is facilitated.” Fuller wrote to the heads of eight of FIFA’s sponsors – adidas, Gazprom, Hyundai, Kia, McDonalds, Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Visa – in January and again last week accusing them individually of effectively contravening their own values and principles. He is yet to receive a single reply. Burrow said: “What it says is that their moral code is lacking any kind of compass we can endorse. They won’t escape scrutiny. “The reputational risk for these companies is extraordinary. “There’s no doubt that these companies themselves could help to change FIFA. They’ve got a choice. We hope they make it.” Stephen Russell from Playfair Qatar added: “FIFA can change laws to sell beers, but not to save lives.” Collins said: “If McDonalds beef cattle lived in those conditions, you wouldn’t buy their burgers. “Why should they expect the men who are building the facilities that will host a tournament they sponsor to be living in those conditions as well. The same applies for the rest of the sponsors as well.” The Qatar government has claimed BBC journalists were trespassing on private property after arresting them as they sought to report on the condition of migrants involved in World Cup 2022 construction work. In response, the Qatar government said the detentions were made for trespass and breaking Qatari laws. “By trespassing on private property and running afoul of Qatari laws, the BBC reporter made himself the story,” the Qatar government said. “We sincerely hope that this was not his intention. Moreover, we deeply regret that he was unable to report the real story, which is that the government and the private sector are making significant progress in efforts to improve the lives and the labour conditions of guest workers in Qatar.” In a further statement, the BBC said its team was “engaged in a perfectly proper piece of journalism” and requested a full explanation and return of equipment which was confiscated. The statement added: “The Qatari authorities have made a series of conflicting allegations to justify the detention, all of which the team rejects.” On the day the arrest was reported, a group campaigning for reform of workers’ rights surrounding the 2022 World Cup addressed the media in London, where a Conservative MP accused FIFA and its sponsors of having blood on their hands. Yet critics from New FIFA Now, who call Qatar 2022 ‘The Hypocrisy World Cup’, believe change can be made “overnight” if FIFA, the world governing body’s sponsors and the Qatari government choose. Damian Collins MP said: “It’s not acceptable for people to turn a blind eye. last_img read more

Liverpool, C-NS girls swimmers battle to meet wins

first_imgFrom there, Testone went on to win the 100 freestyle in 59.38 seconds and finish second in the 200 freestyle in 2:11.60. Thompson, in 27.02 seconds, was runner-up to teammate Delaney Gellert in the 50 freestyle as Gellert won in 26.43 seconds.Emerson Gellert got a title of her own in the 100 butterfly, holding off Oswego’s Sydney DeLapp, 1:04.12 to 1:04.93, with Thompson second in the 500 freestyle (6:02.81) and Winn the runner-up in the 100 backstroke in 1:09.31 as Nicole Testone finished third.Liverpool went 1-2-3 in the diving competition to pile up points. Sophia Recuparo won with 194.70 points, just ahead of Macy Moore’s 190.60 points as Aija McIntyre (167.60) got third place. Sophia Russo joined Thompson and the Gellert sisters to go 4:05.35 in the 400 freestyle relay, with Jessica Testone joining Russo and the Gellerts for a time of 1:49.98 in the 200 freestyle relay.Two nights later, Cicero-North Syracuse went to New Hartford, where it improved to 6-2-1 on the season by recording a 95-88 victory over the Spartans.In the first two races, Kate Gucciardi won twice, getting the 200 freestyle in 2:08.43 to the 2:08.45 for New Hartford’s Julia Ficano after helping Brittany Wood, Alayna Harbaugh and Bryn Myers go 2:01.33 to edge the Spartans (2:02.02) in the 200 freestyle relay.Much later in the meet, Gucciardi pulled away to take the 100 backstroke in 1:06.45 as Myers got a sprint sweep, going 26.17 seconds in the 50 freestyle and 58.33 seconds to fend off New Hartford’s Nikolette Nesci (58.51) in the 100 freestyle.Kaitlyn Carroll won her latest diving duel with Madeline Thorne, earning 254.20 points to Thorne’s 251.15 as the Spartans’ Isabella Kolb earned 249.10 points.And though Wood finished second in the 200 IM (2:29.36) and 100 breaststroke (1:20.97), she did pair with Myers, Gucciardi and Harbaugh to go 1:47.63 to claim a close 200 freestyle relay over New Hartford’s 1:47.81.Other than Liverpool’s meet at Baldwinsville next Tuesday, both the Warriors and C-NS would mostly practice during the week before Friday’s Salt City Athletic Conference championships at Nottingham.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story In the most technical of terms, the Liverpool girls swim team’s meet at Oswego Tuesday night was not a long road trip since was using the pool at Fulton’s Granby Elementary School for its home meets this fall.Whatever the circumstances, it still proved successful for the Warriors, who defeated the Buccaneers 92-86 in its lone meet last week.To get things going, Liverpool had its 200-yard medley relay team of Megan Winn, Samantha Walker, Jessica Testone and Kaitlyn Thompson earn first place in two minutes, 6.56 seconds.center_img Tags: C-NSliverpoolswimminglast_img read more

The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 84-70 win over Morehead State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 10, 2018 at 11:40 pm Syracuse (2-0) won 84-70 over Morehead State (1-2) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. But the visiting Eagles hung much tighter for the majority of the game. Syracuse pulled away in part thanks to Tyus Battle’s big second half. The Orange play next on Thursday against Connecticut in Madison Square Garden.Here’s what our beat writers thought of Saturday’s game.center_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img

Pierre Gasly’s house burgled during Spanish GP; expensive watches, jewels stolen

first_imgLast Updated: 18th August, 2020 14:32 IST Pierre Gasly’s House Burgled During Spanish GP; Expensive Watches, Jewels Stolen AlphaTauri racer Pierre Gasly’s house in Normandy was burgled by intruders who took away expensive watches, jewels and helmets while he raced at Spanish GP. 3 weeks ago Spanish GP: Hamilton tops final practice ahead of qualifying WE RECOMMEND French Formula1 star Pierre Gasly had his home burgled while he was racing in Barcelona. The 24-year-old, who races for Red Bull’s B-team AlphaTauri returned to find that his house had been ransacked. Pierre Gasly finished ninth in the Spanish GP, behind Alexander Albon and Sebastian Vettel. Also Read: F1 news: Mercedes F1 Team ‘badly Treated’ Vis-a-vis Ferrari, Unlikely To Sign New Deal: Toto WolffPierre Gasly’s house robbed during Spanish GPIn an Instagram post on Monday, Pierre Gasly confirmed that his house had been ransacked while he was racing in the Spanish GP. The 24-year-old described the incident in his native language and hit out at the burglars by calling them “disrespectful” and “despicable”. Pierre Gasly mentioned that he has lost expensive items in the robbery from his house in Normandy. The driver revealed that he lost BRM watches engraved with his name, Tag Heuer watches, clothes, jewellery, glasses and racing helmets.  The 24-year-old asked his followers to get in touch with him if they had any information on the missing items. Sports personalities have often been subject to robberies in the past, most of the time when they are on the move, leaving their houses vulnerable to such criminal offences. Premier League star Dele Alli’s house was also robbed earlier this year. Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Vs F1? Brit Accuses Authorities Of Designing Rules To Make Mercedes Lose SUBSCRIBE TO US 3 weeks ago Verstappen looks to usurp Hamilton again with Spanish GP win First Published: 18th August, 2020 14:32 IST COMMENT LIVE TV WATCH US LIVEcenter_img 3 weeks ago Lewis Hamilton urges broadcasters to do more to promote F1’s anti-racism message Pierre Gasly robbed: AlphaTauri driver’s current season and Spanish GP resultsThe 24-year-old was racing in the Spanish GP and had a chance of making it into the top 5 of the race. Gasly has been decent so far with the Alpha Tauri car, as he lies in 13th position in the table and has in between managed to pip Alexander Albon, who succeeded him at Red Bull. During the Spanish GP, the 24-year-old ended up on P5 after the qualifying and started few positions above Albon and 2 positions down Max Verstappen. However, Pierre Gasly only managed a ninth-place finish, earning his team two points from the race. Gasly will now travel to Belgium to participate in the Belgian Grand Prix. Alpha Tauri are 7th in the 2020 Constructors standings, 20 points behind 6th placed Renault. Also Read: F1 Legend Jenson Button’s Lavish Bel Air Mansion Up For Sale For $10M: INSIDE TOURMeanwhile, Lewis Hamilton broke Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 155 podium finishes, recording his 156th finish at the Spanish GP. Max Verstappen and Valterri Bottas came second and third respectively, while Lance Stroll and Carlos Perez made up the top five. Sebastian Vettel finished 7th and became the second driver after Lewis Hamilton to score 3,000 points in his career. The German started from 11th place and did well in his second stint with the soft tyre to stay competitive, earning the Driver of the Day award.Also Read: F1 News: Lewis Hamilton Urges Broadcasters To Do More To Promote F1’s Anti-racism Message(Image Courtesy: Pierre Gasly Instagram)— PIERRE GASLY 🇫🇷 (@PierreGASLY) August 17, 2020 Written By Sreehari Menon 3 weeks ago Spanish GP: Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Bottas FOLLOW US 3 weeks ago Road king: Elliott wins at Daytona for 3rd straight on roadlast_img read more

Guyanese seamen crushed to death in T&T

first_imgGuyana’s police have launched an investigation into the circumstances that lead to the death of a 44-year- Guyanese sailor, who was crushed to death on Sunday while loading a vessel at the Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) port in Claxton Bay.According to police reports Doodnauth Persaud Nateram, 44, of La Parfaite Harmonie, Guyana, died at the San Fernando General Hospital from internal injuries.  Nateram, who was employed with the ANS Shipping Company, had come aboard the general cargo vessel, Hein, for a shipment of cement.TCL in a statement, expressed condolences to the victim’s family, confirming that “an accident resulting in a fatality, occurred on a third party vessel which was being loaded at the company’s Claxton Bay port facility.”It said “no injuries were sustained by any other crew member,” and that a full investigation into the accident is being undertaken, following all necessary protocols and fully cooperating with the authorities, including the police.Eyewitnesses said that Nateram was loading cement when the crane pinned him against the railing of the boat.The police report that other workers were able to lift the crane off the injured man’s body but he was unresponsive.last_img read more

XFL scores Week 1: Final results, highlights from Sunday’s games

first_imgThe first week of the 2020 XFL season finished with two upsets on Sunday.The Tampa Bay Vipers were blown out 23-3 by the New York Guardians, and the Dallas Renegades were toppled at home by the St. Louis BattleHawks and former Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta’amu. 2:08 p.m.: Guardians get the ball first after the kickoff is returned to near midfield.WE LOVE #XFL KICKOFFS📺 @FOXTV🖥— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 20202:06 p.m.: Something to remember with the new XFL: Betting is made fan-friendly. Vipers are 3.5-point-favorites over the Guardians, and the over/under is 52.5 points.1:50 p.m.: It’s about that time. …Ten minutes until #XFL day two starts— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 2020 The Houston Roughnecks beat the Los Angeles Wildcats 37-17 on Saturday, followed by the D.C. Defenders beating the Seattle Dragons 31-19. Sporting News provided live updates, results and highlights from Sunday’s games:XFL COVERAGE:Rules | Schedule | Uniforms | RostersXFL salary breakdownXFL names you’ll recognizeWhat does the XFL stand for?St. Louis BattleHawks at Dallas Renegades score, highlights(All times Eastern.)Final: BattleHawks 15, Renegades 97:51 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, RENEGADES. The Renegades got the ball with 40 seconds left down by six, falling on their own muffed punt, but then throw a game-ending interception. The upset is complete..@WillThrill25 with the game SEALER!! 💪#ClearedToEngage x— St. Louis BattleHawks (@XFLBattleHawks) February 10, 20207:44 p.m.: Two-minute warning. St. Louis is still in possession.7:36 p.m.: Dallas goes three-and-out and punts with four minutes remaining.7:32 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, BATTLEHAWKS. A third-and-9 sack stops the BattleHawks’ drive in its tracks. St. Louis hits a 48-yard field goal, though, to extend its lead. 15-9, BattleHawks.7:29 p.m.: St. Louis gets possession back and is right away moving the ball on the ground. The team is averaging 5.5 yards per carry in this contest.7:16 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BATTLEHAWKS. Ta’amu throws a strike to the back of the end zone on third-and-goal. The St. Louis one-point conversion attempt is no good. 12-9, BattleHawks.BACK 🔛🔝!@JTaamu10 finds Alonzo Russell for his first career TD pass! 😤#ForTheLoveOfFootball x #ClearedToEngage— St. Louis BattleHawks (@XFLBattleHawks) February 10, 2020Third quarter: Renegades 9, BattleHawks 67 p.m.: Oops! A perfect punt is negated by this gaffe.Perfect punt:— Sporting News (@sportingnews) February 10, 20206:57 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RENEGADES. Another drive stalls, but Dallas is nonetheless able to take the lead. 9-6, Renegades.6:56 p.m.: On third-and-goal, Nelson tries to scramble but is popped behind the line of scrimmage.6:50 p.m.: Dunbar breaks a big 20-yard run into St. Louis territory.6:38 p.m.: The second half is underway.Halftime: BattleHawks 6, Renegades 66:24 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RENEGADES. Dallas settles for a field goal after a penalty brought back what would have been a first down inside the 10. 6-6.6:20 p.m.: Cameron Artis-Payne has a huge run wiped away by a holding call.6:15 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BATTLEHAWKS. The underdogs are ahead. Keith Ford takes a pitch 16 yards for a score. A conversion attempt from the 5-yard line is no good. 6-3, BattleHawks.Keith Ford BARRELS his way into the end zone for the first tuddy of the game📺 @espn🖥— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 20206:06 p.m.: Two-minute warning.6:03 p.m.: This has been a real defensive battle. Neither team has eclipsed 150 offensive yards.6 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, RENEGADES. After getting the ball back via punt, Dallas runs into a wall on fourth-and-short in BattleHawks territory, giving the ball back to St. Louis with about six minutes left in the first half.5:45 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RENEGADES. Dallas is on the board with a 32-yard kick. 3-0, Renegades.5:40 p.m.: Nelson drills a pass to Freddie Martino just beyond the grasp of a diving defender, and the Renegades move into field goal range.First quarter: BattleHawks 0, Renegades 05:32 p.m.: FUMBLE, BATTLEHAWKS. St. Louis coughs up the ball and Dallas recovers. A big takeaway for the Renegades at the end of the first quarter.5:29 p.m.: Ta’amu showing off his wheels by scrambling for the long first down. The BattleHawks are out past the 50-yard line now.5:27 p.m.: BattleHawks’ drive is extended after a defensive holding call on Dallas. St. Louis is driving at its 16-yard line.5:22 p.m.: Dallas facing fourth-and-less-than-a-yard but the Renegades aren’t risking it at their 39. Punt upcoming.5:21 p.m.: Renegades back at it after the teams trade punts. Dallas will take over at its 29.5:16 p.m.: BattleHawks getting a couple big plays to get out from the shadow of their own end zone. They’re driving past their 40-yard line now.5:12 p.m.: Not a bad first drive by Dallas, but the BattleHawks hold tough and force a punt at their 36 on fourth-and-18. The Renegades kick a 33-yard punt, however, giving St. Louis a long field ahead of them.5:10 p.m.: Just a few plays in and you can already see this Renegades offense will feature lots of Air Raid philosophies. Nelson is letting it fly out there.5:08 p.m.: Nelson completes his first pass for a 22-yard gain out to Flynn Nagel. Not a bad start.5:06 p.m.: Welcome back to coaching, Bob Stoops. Renegade will take over at their 25-yard line..@PatMcAfeeShow checked in with @CoachBobStoops before kickoff— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 2020Tampa Bay Vipers at New York Guardians score, highlights(All times Eastern)Final: Guardians 23, Vipers 3Recap: The Guardians put together an excellent defensive performance en route to the 23-3 win on Sunday, allowing just three points — and forcing three turnovers — on Vipers red zone trips. In all, Tampa netted 394 yards of offense, but scored zero touchdowns and turned the ball over five times (including two turnovers on downs). Murray struggled mightily for the Vipers, going 16 of 34 for 231 yards and two interceptions (including one in the end zone). His backup, Flowers, didn’t fare much better: He completed 1 of 2 passes for 37 yards, adding 34 rushing yards on five carries. Their Guardians counterpart, McGloin, completed 15 of 29 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown. He also added a rushing touchdown to account for both of the Guardians’ offensive touchdowns. The third touchdown, appropriately, was a fumble return for a touchdown by Summers.4:51 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, VIPERS. Absolutely abysmal red-zone offense by Tampa results in another turnover inside the 20. Flowers rolls out but throws the ball in the dirt as he’s tackled. The kicker? Tampa scored a touchdown off a Flowers keeper that was negated due to a false start penalty.4:44 p.m.: Flowers throws a beauty of a ball to Williams for a 37-yard gain to the 2-yard line. Now, can they finally punch it in?4:38 p.m.: Vipers force a three-and-out and get it back at their 43 with 3:43 left in the game.4:32 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, VIPERS. Murray tries to hit Horn at the goal line, but he can’t haul it in. Guardians will take over at that should do it.4:31 p.m.: Murray comes in on third down and is immediately sacked. That’s his third sack of the day.4:29 p.m.: Flowers takes the next two plays and gets the Vipers first-and-goal from the 8-yard line. Need a touchdown — not a field goal _ here.4:28 p.m.: Wow, Murray keeps his team’s hopes alive with a lucky catch by Daniel Williams. Murray threw it too far inside on the comeback route, and the defender undercut it too far. But it gives Tampa a new set of downs at the New York 21-yard line.4:26 p.m.: Tampa faces fourth-and-4 on its ensuing drive, but this is four-down territory from here on out.4:21 p.m.: Fascinating stuff watching the replay booth review the play in real time on the telecast. Both the fumble and spot stand as called on the field. The Vipers keep the Guardians out of the end zone on the ensuing 1-point conversion, but it’s 23-3 New York with 11:54 remaining.4:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, GUARDIANS. That should do it. Truesdell takes the slant, advances it a few yards and fumbles the ball. It’s recovered by Jamar Summers, who returns it 20 yards for the touchdown. It’s under review, both the fumble and the spot Summers was brought down..@jsum Took it allllllllll the way back and put his body on the line to finish the TD📺 @XFLonFOX🖥— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 20204:14 p.m.: Woof. McGloin had Horn wide open on the square-out route, but threw it behind him and forced him to contort his body. Horn completely missed it.4:11 p.m.: McGloin hits Victor out of the background; he makes a man miss and takes it 15 yards to the Vipers 48-yard line. Not devastating, but not ideal for Tampa.Third quarter: Guardians 17, Vipers 34:08 p.m.: Guardians facing third-and-6 at their 37 the start of the fourth quarter. A big-time play coming up if Tampa wants to stay in this.4:01 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, VIPERS. The Guardians hang tough, getting a tackle for loss and forcing two incompletions. Tampa Bay elects for the easy field goal to make it 17-3.3:58 p.m.: And the Vipers have driven to the Guardians 4-yard line with Flowers injecting some life into this offense. Worth remembering, however, that they threw an interception from the 6 on the first drive of the game.Quinton 🌸s is in and providing a spark for the @XFLVipers📺 @XFLonFOX🖥— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 20203:55 p.m.: Flowers back in at quarterback for the Vipers. He shows off his wheels on a 6-yard gain off the zone read. Then Murray comes back in. So it looks as if Tampa is willing to mix it up with these two.3:49 p.m.: Vipers do a good job forcing a punt on the Guardians’ ensuing drive. They’ll take over at their 18.3:36 p.m.: Murray comes in on third-and-long and is immediately strip-sacked. Vipers recover but half to punt now. Guardians will take over at their 24-yard line.3:45 p.m.: Seems like the Vipers have seen enough from Murray today. Backup Quinton Flowers (from South Florida) is in at quarterback. A notable dual-threat quarterback.3:42 p.m.: Something to remember as the Vipers take over at their 31 to start the half:┳┻|┻┳|┳┻|┻┳|┳┻|┻┳|┳┻|┻┳|┳┻| _┻┳| •.•) 17 points is┳┻|⊂ノ a two score game┻┳|— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 2020Halftime: Guardians 17, Vipers 03:30 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, GUARDIANS. Wow, tough sequence for Tampa there. McGloin hits Pearson wide-open down the sideline, allowing Matthew McCrane to hit a 49-yard field goal as the half expires to make it 17-0 Guardians.3:27 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, VIPERS. Welp, that didn’t matter. Murray threw his second interception of the day to Bryce Jones. Tough debut for Murray here today.ANOTHER ONEThe @XFLGuardians pick up their second interception of the first half 😤🔒— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 9, 20203:25 p.m.: Uh-oh. Soroh is called for unnecessary roughness on a first-down converting catch by Horn, but replay shows a pretty clean hit. That’s a big penalty with the Vipers now in field goal range.3:24 p.m.: Ryan Mueller and Cavon Walker combine for the sack on Murray two plays later — at least, they would have if the defense hadn’t had 12 players on the field. Vipers have it third-and-5 at their 47.3:20 p.m.: Nick Truesdell gets the Vipers out to the 42-yard line with a nice catch. He bobbles it with one hand and brings it in with the big hit incoming.What. A. Catch. by Nick Truesdell.📺 @XFLonFOX🖥— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 20203:17 p.m.: Guardians get a nice drive going but stall at the Vipers’ 45-yard line with 1:44 left in the half. Tampa has one last chance at getting a scoring drive going before halftime.3:10 p.m.: Aaaaand we have our first ejection in XFL history. Ricky Walker threw a punch and is ejected with 2:25 remaining in the first half.3:04 p.m.: Vipers and Guardians trade punts, the latter of which will take over at their 15 with 4:37 remaining in the second quarter.2:52 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL, VIPERS. Tampa squanders its second scoring opportunity, missing a 50-yard field goal attempt just left from Andrew Franks. The score remains the same.2:50 p.m.: Murray finally gets something going on offense, hitting Jalen Tolliver for a 44-yard gain all the way to New York’s 31-yard line. Lots of action early in the second quarter.2:46 p.m.: And one play later, McGloin hits a wide-open Colby Pearson in the end zone. Cook scores another extra point on the 2-yard gainer. It’s now 14-0 Guardians with 13:29 in the second quarter..@colbyp04 putting DBs in the dirt with that footwork! 👌📺@FOXTV🖥 | #ForTheLoveOfFootball— New York Guardians (@XFLGuardians) February 9, 2020🆙, 🔄 and ⬇️ in the end zone— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 20202:45 p.m.: Some beautiful footwork and pocket presence by McGloin on that play, who hits Mecale McKay 45 yards down the sideline for a big first down. McGloin’s 5 of 10 for 84 yards so far. Guardians have it first-and-10 at the 12-yard line.1. Beat your man.2. Lay all the way out.3. Bring it in.— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 20202:42 p.m.: Guardians to take over at their own 45-yard line after the punt.First quarter: Guardians 7, Vipers 02:38 p.m.: Vipers on to punt after the initial 14-yard run by Smith. That will be the first play of the second quarter.2:35 p.m.: Smith rushes for 14 yards on the first play of the drive out to the Vipers 30-yard line.2:33 p.m.: Three plays later, the Guardians punt.2:30 p.m.: Darius Victor with a nice 22-yard gain off left tackle to get the Guardians a first down at the 42-yard line..@yungvitov is a TOUGH man to bring down 💪💪💪📺 @FOXTV🖥— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 20202:28 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, VIPERS. And one play later, Murray throws a duck into the end zone. It’s batted down by D’Juan Hines and intercepted by Andrew Soroh. Guardians will take over at their 20.END ZONE TIP DRILL📺 @FOXTV🖥— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 20202:27 p.m.: Murray fits the ball into a tight, tight window on third-and-12 to Reece Horn down to the 6-yard line.2:21 p.m.: Vipers running back De’Veon Smith gets a nice 14-yard carry, but fumbles. Thankfully for him his teammate recovers it, netting Tampa Bay 10 yards and a first down.2:19 p.m.: Now it’s the former Bulldogs star’s turn. Murray will lead the Vipers from their own 37 with 9:45 in the first quarter.2:14 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, GUARDIANS. And there you have the first touchdown in New York Guardians history: a 1-yard quarterback sneak by McGloin. Running back Tim Cook III takes the pitch right for a 2-yard 1-point conversion to make it 7-0 Guardians.QB1 (@McGloinQB11) with the FIRST-EVER Guardians touchdown!📺 @FOXTV🖥 | #ForTheLoveOfFootball— New York Guardians (@XFLGuardians) February 9, 20202:12 p.m.: McGloin with another beautiful throw on second down. He hits Joe Horn Jr. — son of Saints receiver Joe Horn — to get down to the 6-yard line.If you call on him, @Joehorn_4 will answer 📞📺 @FOXTV🖥— XFL (@xfl2020) February 9, 20202:10 p.m.: New York goes for it on fourth-and-4 on the opening drive of the game, and McGloin hits Jake Powell for the conversion. Guardians driving at the Vipers’ 27-yard line now.last_img read more

Nova Scotia preparing for #HurricaneDorian

first_imgRain and winds are beginning to pick up in southeastern Canada because of Hurricane Dorian, Saturday.The National Hurricane Center says Dorian could make landfall in Nova Scotia as either a Category 1 or Category 2 hurricane later this evening.The latest predictions from Friday night say it would likely be centered near Halifax.The region should see sustained winds close to 40 miles-per-hour, with gusts in over 90.Four to six inches of rainfall tonight has the potential to cause flash flooding.Dorian is expected to move out of the area by Sunday afternoon.last_img


first_imgBILL NEAL :9 And call they did! Some of you, no—a lot of you—called in to get me told about my “Top Ten Best Jumpers Ever” list.Here’s an update.“Neal, How you gonna have a top 10 without Jim McCoy? There’s a reason they called him “Jumpin’ Jim” McCoy!”•Tyrone “Moon” Howard…Duh!•Darrin “Skywalker” WaIls…YA think!•Myron “Air” Walker…The Quips Finest!I added them—you place them. Thanks for the calls.:8 So herrrreee we go!! Sorry Frank Foster, but you’re gonna love this:Top 10 Guards of All Time1. Ricky “Black Magic” Coleman2. Robert “Jeep” Kelly3. B.B. Flenory4. Hosea Champaine5. Ron Carter6. Myron Brown7. Bobby Byrd8. Dwight “The Iceman” Clay9. Len “Houdini” Johnson10. Norm Van Lier:7 Please Shut Up! You Do Gooders who don’t want to be touched when you go to the airport. They could strip me naked. I could care less as long as the plane don’t blow up. Please pat me down, rub me down, tickle me silly…I don’t care!!!:6 Get used to it boys. The top dog said you’re going to change how you tackle…And you’re going to change how you tackle or go broke. Period…End of conversation. After all, the league is only trying to keep you out of a wheelchair. If you need help on how to change your style without using your helmet, I have two names for ya…Jack Ham & Ray Lewis!!:5 How is it a quarterback throws a pass to a receiver on the 10 yard line, the receiver runs 90 yards for a touchdown and the quarterback gets credit for a 90-yard touchdown pass?:4 The Pens are on the move and “Sid the Kid” is back. (That’s all I can tell you. Everybody out there knows I don’t know anything about hockey!):3 Yeah, like the Yankees weren’t going to sign Derek Jeter…Mr. Steinbrenner would rise-up from his grave!:2 Auburn beat up on S. Carolina thanks to the machine known as Cameron “Cam” Newton. 6’5” about 240 pounds of arm, muscle and speed, and a very humble young man. But trust me when I tell you if he was “Joe Blow” at Does Not Matter University he would have been thrown off the team and his dad barred from everywhere for trying to hustle up the money on the down low!!:1 Last call comin’ at ya. The 35th Willie Stargell Memorial MVP Awards Banquet, Sunday, December 12th, at the magnificent DiImperios four-star restaurant in Monroeville, 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner and 8:00 p.m. awards program honoring 4-time Super Bowl Champion Franco Harris, New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Champion Darnell Dinkins, Kevin Cameron, Tika Hemingway, Sheldon Ingram, Gloria & Russell Bynum, Sam Clancey, Bruce Atkins, Paul Seneca, Shayla Scott, Gilbert Brown, Beverly Walker, Bill Viola, Chaz Kellem, Kevin Davis, Joyce Ellis and others. Featuring special guests- Rod Rutherford, BB Flenory, Myron Brown, Armon Gilliam, Duane Woodruff, Jennifer Bruce, Karen Hall, very special guest Demetrius lvory from WTAE-TV…and of course the fabulous Diamond Models.Game over! :10 I know we’ve all seen it a hundred times and I know everyone has their own list. You got Rocky, Slapshot, The Natural, Bingo Long and the Traveling All-Stars and now Blindside. But I tell you what, you’ll have a hard time not making “Remember the Titans” the No. 1 sports movie of all time. Denzel Washington at his best, the true life history of the story, the music and the on the field action…It’s hard to beat.last_img read more

Oil Can Knight Springs Major Upset In Taking $51, 000 Santa Anita Allowance Feature

first_imgOIL CAN KNIGHT SPRINGS MAJOR UPSET IN TAKING $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HEAD UNDER MALDONADO; TRAINED BY KNAPP, HE GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:03.42ARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2020)–With heavily favored Tale of the Union a non-factor, trainer Steve Knapp’s Oil Can Knight was more than happy to spring a surprise at 20-1, as he sat close to the early pace and engaged for the lead turning for home en route to a gutty head victory in Friday’s $51,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, the 4-year-old gelding by Can the Man got 5 ½ furlongs in 1:03.42.“Wow, I’m tired!” said Maldonado, reflecting a sentiment shared by many of his fellow riders as there has been no racing at Santa Anita since March 27.  “I’m very happy, especially now, that I have a new agent, Tony Matos.  Tony’s had some of the greatest riders of all-time and I’m very optimistic about our chances.“We had five horses to ride on the first Sunday that was cancelled (March 29), so it’s great to be back.  Steve told me we had a good shot with this horse today.  He said to just put him in the race and it worked out.”Four deep while a close third mid-way around the far turn, Oil Can Knight kept to his task the length of the stretch and prevailed in a three-way photo over longshot Kneedeepinsnow and second choice Galilean.Idle since winning a 6 ½ furlong starter allowance on Jan. 31 and ridden for the first time by Maldonado, Oil Can Knight paid $42.60, $13.00 and $5.60.Owned by Zolotas, Zolotas and Sabina Romo, Oil Can Knight, who is out of the El Corredor mare Makeitagame, picked up $30,600 for the win, increasing his earnings to $160,136.  Claimed four starts back on Nov. 14, he now has six wins from 13 starts.Second nearly the entire trip, Kneedeepinsnow was game right to the wire, prevailing by a neck for the place.  Ridden by Ruben Fuentes, he was off at 24-1 and paid $17.40 and $7.60.Galilean, a three-time stakes winner who was third in the Grade II Rebel Stakes three starts back in April, 2019, made his second start of the year today and tired a bit late after going head and head for the lead throughout.  Ridden by Flavien Prat, he was off at 9-5 and paid $2.40 to show.Idle since he was a dazzling eight length first-out maiden winner going 5 ½ furlongs on Aug. 26, 2018, Tale of the Union was never a factor at 3-5 and finished next to last, beaten nearly 14 lengths.Fractions on the race were 21.95, 45.10 and 57.03.last_img read more

Leganés and a month of February full of direct rivals

first_imgThe one with more distance from the Blue and Whites is Betis, precisely at those ten points. It is followed by Levante, next Saturday’s opponent (1:00 pm, Ciutat de Valencia) with a margin of eight points, Alavés (just six margin points) and Celta (one point below the blue and white ones. All but the Verdiblancos could be considered direct rivals of Javier Aguirre’s team. The Leganés faces in the remainder of February a vital calendar to achieve salvation in First. Tied to points (18) with Mallorca, the team that marks the border of permanence, the blue and whites will have to play this month against three rivals from which a maximum of ten points separates them. Namely, and in this calendar order: Levante (outside), Betis (Butarque), Celta (outside) and Alavés (Butarque). Vital shocks before which the Leganés starts with an advantage in the golaveraje in only one of them. Lega beat Celta 3-2 on his visit to Butarque. In the other three duels against his February enemies he fell (Levante and Betis) or tied (Alavés). Hence, Aguirre, despite the good streak of the team, remains serene and demanding. That is why, after the euphoria of winning the Royal Society at the last minute last Sunday, the Basque, far from exhibiting euphoria, launched messages of prudence.“It was a happy ending. This goes on… you have to have a good time, but you have to keep squeezing. (…) This is constancy and never let down our guard. We have to understand that we play the descent in each game. We have achieved that dynamic. The players understand what they are like this. This will be all matches. Sometimes they will fall face and sometimes cross. Here, what matters is every day, ”the technician insisted in the press room.last_img read more