Portland Trail Blazers center and Bosnia native Jusuf Nurkic caused a stir with a t-shirt he chose to wear during the win of his team over the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Western Conference semifinals Thursday (9/5).Nurkic’s shirt featured the names of nine Bosnian soldiers who were killed during the war in BiH. These soldiers are heroes in BiH but they are considered war criminals by some Balkan people due to their alleged involvement in the murder of civilians.Nurkic’s outfit brought multiple reactions on social media. He was criticized for his choice that was seen as provocative by some, especially considering the fact that Serbian center – and Nurkic’s former Nuggets teammate – Nikola Jokic was on the floor.
It’s time to get ready for the big stage for a handful of Nelson Youth Soccer Rep teams.The squads begin quest for medals at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cups beginning Thursday in Aldergrove and Kelowna.Each team from Nelson — three in the girl’s tourney in Kelowna and three competing in Aldergrove in the boy’s event — enter the tournament seeded seventh. The three girl’s clubs compete in the U13, U14 and U15 divisions while the boys are up against teams from throughout the province in the U15, U16 and U18 categories.Each Nelson Select team plays a three-team-round-robin draw before the final games Sunday.There are eight zones in each division with each team playing one game from Thursday to Saturday before the medal games.The top team in each pool advances to play in the gold medal game.The second-place finishers in each division meet for the bronze.The final two teams play off in consolation round action.The Nelson Select teams represent the Kootenay Zone at the provincial tourney.
Kadrian Klimchuk scored four times and added one assist to lead Castlegar to a convincing 7-3 victory over Nelson in game one of the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Bantam Rep playoffs Saturday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Castlegar leads the first-team-to-four-points series 2-0 with game two Tuesday in the Sunflower City at 7 p.m. in the Arena Complex. Leading 2-1 after one period, it was all Klimchuk as the skillful sniper converted the natural hat-trick to increase the Castlegar lead to 5-3 after 40 minutes.Garrett Paterson, Kyle Chernenkoff and Shawn Campbell also scored for Castlegar.Replying for Nelson was Amit Bhabra, Everett Hicks and Taylor Cooper.Matthew Howes was in goal to register the win for Castlegar while Kurt Doyle took the loss for Nelson.Nelson finished ahead of Castlegar in league standings.If necessary, game three is scheduled for Nelson.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30 2016)–Well positioned while attentive to the pace from his number 10 post position, 6-year-old California-bred gelding Ambitious Brew sat a close third at the top of the stretch and out-gamed runner-up Richard’s Boy late to take Friday’s opening day Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes (first division) under Mike Smith.Owned and bred by Pamela Ziebarth and trained by Marty Jones, Ambitious Brew got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s all-new hillside turf course in 1:11.57.A winner of four of eight lifetime races down the hillside, Ambitious Brew was off at 5-1 in a field of 10 three year olds and up and paid $13.20, $5.40 and $4.20.“He jumped out of the gate well,” said Smith. “I was in a great spot from the word ‘go’ and able to get to the outside smoothly, without losing any ground. I’ve been blessed to ride him a lot and win on him a few times, but I have to say that this is his best race, by far. If I can get him to do that coming down the hill at the Breeders’ Cup (Turf Sprint, here on Nov. 5), that would be awesome.”A son of Tizbud out of the Forest Wildcat mare Kathwen, Ambitious Brew picked up $60,000 for the win, boosting his earnings to $499,225. Second, beaten a nose two years ago in the race named for retired Hall of Famer jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, Ambitious Brew notched his seventh win from 20 overall starts.“He loves the hill and he trains like it,” said Jones, whose stable is based at Los Alamitos. “We know he’s good and he’s a professional. I was a little nervous in the stretch, but Mike had him in a great spot.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Richard’s Boy pressed the pace throughout and proved second best, finishing a length in front of Irish-bred Hunt. Off at 6-1, Richard’s Boy paid $6.40 and $4.40.Hunt, who was ridden by Flavien Prat, rallied for third, finishing a half length in front of longshot Clever Royal. The second choice in the wagering at 5-2, he paid $2.40 to show.Lone Shipman, a highly accomplished filly who shipped in from New York for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, ran mid-pack throughout under Irad Ortiz, Jr., and finished sixth as the 8-5 favorite.Fractions on the race were 21.79, 43.86 and 1:05.77.(Delahoussaye presented the trophy and was joined by family and friends, including fellow retired rider and best friend, Ray Sibille).The first division of the Eddie D. was carded as the sixth race on a nine-race program.
A handcuffed Sampson Boymah, in black jacket and tie, and court officers in a scuffle on their way to the Monrovia Central PrisonBy Abednego DavisA prison commitment turned into a scuffle between the handcuffed defendant Sampson Boymah, accused of stealing US$21,000 and several bailiffs (court officers).No one sustained any injury during the scuffle last Friday at the Monrovia City Court when court officers eventually subdued the fraudster and landed him in detention at the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP).Defendant Boymah, chairman of the Liberia Non-Governmental Organization Network, a development and human rights advocacy group, is charged with theft of property, forgery and criminal conspiracy in connection with his alleged unauthorized withdrawal of US$ 21,000 from the network’s account at Ecobank Liberia.Friday’s fight started when Magistrate Kennedy Peabody handed Boymah’s commitment documents to the officers to have him jailed at the MCP. Boymah attempted to resist, although he was in handcuffs. He was eventually subdued by the involvement of additional officers.Magistrate Peabody issued commitment orders immediately after Boymah failed to obtain the services of a lawyer to secure his criminal appearance bond, as his crime qualified him for a bail.“There were verbal arguments and there was a fight,” an eyewitness said.Another eyewitness narrated to the Daily Observer that the commotion started when the handcuffed Boymah refused to walk with the bailiffs to the Capitol Bypass, a five-minute walk from the courtroom, to board a hired tricycle to take him to the MCP, as there was no available vehicle to transfer him to prison where he will remain until his family can post the bond.Samuel G. Morris, a dismissed Ecobank teller, filed the case against Boymah.Morris had earlier told the court that Boymah submitted forged documents from the network based on which he (Morris) withdrew the US$21,000 and paid the amount to Boymah, although Boymah is not a signatory to the network’s account. Despite dismissing Morris, the bank was compelled by the network to repay the US$21,000.A writ of arrest in the possession of this newspaper alleges that in September 2014, Boymah conspired with co-defendant Constance Teah, who is on the run, and using fake documents, withdrew US$21,000 from the network’s account – 0811014700381301.“The defendants exercised unauthorized control over the network’s account and deprived the owner,” the court document alleges.Boymah’s action, the record alleges, was wicked, and in violation of sections 15.51, 15.70 and 10.2 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An excited Wilmot Paye at the supreme court following the ruling (Photo: Nick N. Seebeh)CDC says it vehemently rejects interim govt.The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of Sen. George M. Weah and the ruling Unity Party (UP) of Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai which are awaiting the delayed runoff, have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision in Liberty Party’s (LP) alleged electoral fraud case.After a ruling granting a writ of prohibition on the run-off election slated to have taken place on Tuesday, the two political parties vying for the presidency said they respect the laws of the land and are prepared to see the country remain on the peace trajectory.Samora Wolokollie, CDC’s deputy campaign spokesperson said his party is law-abiding and will remain patient until the NEC looks into not only the LP’s complaint but all other election-related complaints coming from other political parties and individual candidates.Wolokollie said, however, that the Commission should fast-track the hearing of all the cases in order to remain in the confines of time to avoid an interim government. “We are calling on our partisans and supporters across the country to remain calm. Ours is not to disturb the peace but to closely follow the process to its logical conclusion,” he said.Samora Wolokollie of the CDC speaks to journalists at the Supreme CourtThe runoff will be held and the plan for an interim government by detractors will continue to be vehemently rejected as there is still time to resolve all complaints before the NEC and allow the runoff to go ahead, said Wolokollie.“The maximum time frame set aside for the NEC to look into all election irregularities and fraud cases is 30 days. Also seven days are set aside for any party not satisfied with the outcome of the hearings to file an appeal either to the NEC’s Board of Commissioners or the Supreme Court,” Wolokollie noted, adding that should the Commission surpass 37 days without concluding the handling of cases before it will only be a deliberate attempt to take the country backward.He boasted that the CDC will win the runoff when held at any time. “The majority of the people of this country have resolved to retire the Unity Party. They believe that Senator George M. Weah and his able deputy, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, can take this country forward and change the living conditions of the masses by creating jobs and building infrastructure,” he said.UP Chair Wilmot Paye said the action of the Supreme Court, which granted a permanent stay order on the presidential run-off election is a clear demonstration that the country’s democracy is maturing.“LP’s action is within the confines of the law and to this, we all subscribe. We are together in this even though we are from different political groupings,” he said.Paye noted that the most important thing is not about an individual just winning an election but the credibility of the very electoral process that guarantees said winner the chance to lead.“We are impressed that the LP’s partisans and their sympathizers did not invade the streets with violence and lots of unorthodox actions in demand of justice. In fact, justice is not found just anywhere but at the constituted legal institutions and agencies,” he said.He pointed out that the NEC’s rejection of UP’s intervention in LP’s alleged irregularities and frauds case was an error on the part of the hearing office, but remained confident that UP, who also has a lot of evidence in connection with LP’s complaint, will not rest until it is considered as a party to the suit.The NEC Board of Commissioners on Monday overturned the Commission’s hearing office decision to deny UP’s intervention. They granted the ruling party a chance to participate by presenting the evidence in their possession.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Kai Sotto gets down to work with Andray Blatche’s personal trainer “Gatan-aw ko nila pero kahilakon nako kaayo. Ang akong anak gusto gyud mag-boxing! Ang amahan niingon intawon nga ‘Babe, naa na gyud tay boxer” dili man gyud papugong!” said the worried mother.(I was watching them and I was on the verge of crying. My son really wants to pursue boxing! His dad said, “Babe, we really have a boxer in the family.” We cannot stop the kid!)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated RELATED STORIES:Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent down to Keith Thurman, Danny GarciaManny Pacquiao presence in ‘Rising Stars’ card inspires young boxersSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao coaches his son Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr. Image: Instagram/@mannypacquiaoBoxing legend Manny Pacquiao became son Jimuel’s coach for the day, as he recently allowed the aspiring boxer to follow his footsteps and chase his boxing dream.In a series of videos posted by mother Jinkee Pacquiao today, April 9, Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr. was seen training with his world champion boxer father.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The Filipino legend can be seen demonstrating his signature moves to Jimuel, who eagerly listened to Pacman’s instructions, and was able to show off his own moves as well.Celebrities including Lovi Poe, Vina Morales, Anne Curtis-Smith and MJ Marfori expressed their amazement.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte In February, Pacquiao initially urged his son to stay out of boxing, explaining that he “only went into boxing because of poverty.” However, the boxer later allowed his son to follow his footsteps, as Jimuel declared that boxing is his “passion.” JB “So cool! Being trained by a legend!” said Lovi Poe.Vina Morales, on the other hand, empathizes with Jinkee, saying, “I feel you talon [heart emoji] said lang kay ang coach the best Gyud…He will be great as well.”(I feel you. Just have faith because the coach is really the best. He will be great as well.)Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@JinkeepacquiaoMeanwhile, the boxing icon himself posted videos and pictures of his son’s training, saying, “The future.” Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments
Triple-jumper Voula Papachristou won Greece’s second and final medal in the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam finishing third in Sunday’s final.In a very close contest, Papachristou led a for a long time in the final with her efforts at 14.31 meters and then 14.45 m., before being overtaken by Portugal’s Patricia Mamona (14.58 m.) and Israel’s Hanna Minenko (14.51 m.), with Papachristou bettering her performance with her last effort at 14.47 m.It is reminded that Russian athletes were excluded from this Championships, and that in the previous Championships in 2014 two Russian jumpers had been on the podium, earning silver and bronze.Papachristou had missed out on the London Olympics in 2012 due to a racist comment on the Internet.Greece has ended the Championships with one gold, by pole-vaulter Katerina Stefanidi, and one bronze medal. On Sunday Michalis Anastasakis ended up fourth in the hammer-throw final with an effort at 75.89 meters.source: ekathimeriniTweetPinShare0 Shares
TagsOpinionAbout the authorAndrew Maclean FollowShare the loveHave your say Anderson Exclusive: Karanka can lead Nottingham Forest beyond Clough shadowby Andrew Maclean10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCross-generational comparisons of sporting greats are fervently argued across social media every day. In basketball, it’s Lebron James vs. Michael Jordan. In tennis, it’s Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras. Amongst football players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s abilities are constantly equated to those of Diego Maradona and Pele.But what about football managers? How do the current crop rank with the greatly revered, often mythologised, coaches of yesteryear?According to Viv Anderson, former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough was implementing ‘tiki-taka’ some 30 years before Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona revolution and would have no problem managing in today’s continental game.Charismatic, intelligent, and at times controversial, Clough revolutionised Forest during his 18-year tenure at the club. It might seem hard to fathom for fans relatively new to the Premier League, but in the late 1970’s, Forest were the kings of England and Europe – twice.Given English football’s reputation as physical and direct, it would be easy to assume Forest scrapped their way to glory. But that wasn’t Cloughie’s style. He despised the long-ball tactics of his contemporaries, having once famously said: “if God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, he’d have put grass up there.”Anderson started both European Cup finals against Malmo in 1979 and Hamburg in 1980 and said it was Clough’s unorthodox tactics in the latter that helped steer Forest to victory.When asked if Clough could excel in today’s game, Anderson told Tribalfootball:”Absolutely 100 per cent. Because he believed in playing football in the right way, the pass and move. They were always entertaining. Although I think he would have to adapt because you have to do a lot more media than back in his day. “You have to remember he played one up front in a European Cup final 30 odd years ago, so he was forward thinking more than any other manager than I can think in those times. I can remember playing in that final with five midfielders and one up front and we went ‘what is this?’, but we got on and managed to win. Would he able to manage now? Yes in a heartbeat.”I think Forest had a team of people who were comfortable on the ball, play it through and it wasn’t kick long or long balls, it was always to feet and I think it’s very, very similar to how Pep Guardiola plays his football. So I think there are a lot of similarities to how he [Clough] played and how Pep Guardiola plays.”Clough remonstrating in the City Ground dugout still burns strong in the memory of older Forest fans. To them, the Middlesbrough native, who passed away in 2004, represents the ever-passing golden years, a time when the club were feared and respected, a stark contrast to the last two decades spent outside of the English top-flight.In Anderson’s opinion, Forest’s struggles derive from their failure to recover from Clough’s departure in 1993, comparing their plight to the current situation at Manchester United, who in December sacked their third manager since the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.Forest have made the play-offs only twice since their return to the Championship in 2009/10, but supporters remain hopeful that this could be their season. Under the leadership of former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka, who lead Middlesbrough to promotion in 2015/16, Forest are four points off the play-off spots in seventh. And with further investment from Greek owner Evangelos Marinakis this month, Anderson believes the club can return to where he believes they belong.”Its like Manchester United. The Cloughie shoes and the Alex Ferguson shoes are big shoes to fill,” added Anderson, who played over 300 times for Forest.”And they’ve had several managers, both clubs, trying to get the right balance. Hopefully Karanka is the right man to take Forest forward. “I think it helps that they’ve got some money with this Greek owner. So hopefully he can put a little bit more money in to get them where they want to be because a side like Nottingham Forest should be in the Premier League and they’ve been out of their far too long. So hopefully he’s the one to guide them forward.”Forest will face Premier League giants Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Viv Anderson MBE was speaking to Tribalfootball to promote the partnership between ‘Playonpro’ and ‘REDSTRIKE’.Click here to find out more information on Playonpro.
Vine/Josh ParcellUNC and other ACC schools have done a great job of honoring legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith since his passing, but the opening to today’s game at the Dean Dome may be the best tribute yet. UNC, which is playing its first game at home since losing Coach Smith, ran his signature “four corners” offense in its first possession. Even better—Brice Johnson scored on the play.That is just about the coolest thing you’ll see in college basketball today. Well done, Tar Heels. [@JoshParcell]More: The Only 13 Teams That Can Win The Playoff In 2015