Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, TV Presenter Pilar Rubio Tie Knot

first_imgSeville: Real Madrid star defender Sergio Ramos and Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio tied the knot at the Seville Cathedral in a wedding ceremony attended by leading sports and entertainment personalities.The wedding, officiated by Dean of the Archdiocese of Seville, Francisco Ortiz, was held in front of 500 guests on Saturday, who paraded past a crowd of reporters and members of the general public.Guests gradually arrived over a period of two hours starting at 4.15 pm, while shortly after 6.15 pm Rubio made her entrance wearing a low-cut white gown and holding a bouquet of black flowers, reports Efe news.After arriving at the cathedral in a Cadillac, the 41-year-old reporter and TV presenter greeted the public and members of the press and posed for photos.The 33-year-old Sergio Ramos, a native of Camas, a town in Seville province, arrived a few minutes later on foot, since only the bride and the couple’s three children used motor vehicles as transportation.The captain of both Real Madrid and the Spanish national team sported a different look than in his most recent matches with La Furia Roja, with his hair and beard neatly trimmed, and walked arm-in-arm with his mother, Paqui Garcia. IANS Also Read: I Wish To Retire At Real Madrid: Sergio Ramoslast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-MEMORIALRahm in command at Muirfield VillageDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jon Rahm will move to the top of world golf rankings after a convincing victory at the Memorial. July 20, 2020 Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — NFL players are publicly pleading with the league to address several health and safety concerns on the eve of training camp. The league informed teams on Saturday that training camps will open on time even though discussions with the players’ union regarding testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols are ongoing. Rookies for Houston and Kansas City are set to report Monday and rookies for other teams are due on Tuesday. Players for all teams are scheduled to report by July 28. Many prominent players expressed their thoughts in a social media blitz Sunday.Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, whose wife is pregnant, wrote: “We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones.”And Saints quarterback Drew Brees tweeted, “If the NFL doesn’t do their part to keep players healthy there is no football in 2020.” He wrote, “We need Football! We need sports! We need hope!” The seven were among the former free agents the clubs had to make decisions on by Sunday, five days ahead of opening day.New York Mets catcher René Rivera and Colorado catcher Drew Butera were given $100,000 retention bonuses this weekend, allowing those teams to keep them with minor league contracts.Among those released ahead of the deadline were Philadelphia pitcher Francisco Liriano and infielder Logan Forsythe, Mets first baseman Matt Adams and Washington reliever Fernando Abad.Released players remain eligible to re-sign with the teams.In other major league news: Some drivers took a knee and others again did not in disorganized scenes before Sunday’s race. As in the previous two races this season, all drivers were supposed to gather before the national anthem to stand while wearing “End Racism” T-shirts. Hamilton and others like his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took a knee but others appeared to be hurriedly arriving late and not even in position.OBIT-SALINASHead of Bolivian soccer dies after contracting coronavirusLA PAZ (Bolivia) — Bolivian soccer federation president César Salinas has died from complications linked to COVID-19. He was 58. The federation announced the death on its social media channels. Joey Logano finished third, with Kyle Busch coming in fourth a day after he finished ahead of the field in two races. Series points leader Kevin Harvick was fifth.NHL-PENGUINS-CROSBYSidney Crosby out with health issuePITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is dealing with an unspecified health issue. Crosby left a team scrimmage early on Saturday and then was held out of practice a day later. Neither head coach Mike Sullivan nor assistant coach Mark Recchi (REH’-kee) offered any detail on what might be ailing Crosby. Bass said he spoke with general manager Ross Atkins and emphasized that players prefer a big league stadium. The veteran reliever added that players are willing to share a home venue with another team and make other sacrifices.Canada denied the Blue Jays’ request to play at Rogers Centre because the regular-season schedule would require frequent travel back and forth from the United States, where COVID-19 cases are surging.The team’s minor league options are its training facility in Dunedin (duh-NEE’-dehn), Florida, or its Triple-A affiliate stadium in Buffalo.NFL-TRAINING CAMPSNFL players urge league to address health concerns Salinas had been admitted to a private clinic in La Paz this month for treatment after contracting the coronavirus. The former chairman of Bolivian club The Strongest became president of the national federation in 2018.center_img Rahm closed with a 3-over 75 for a 9-under total, three strokes ahead of second-round co-leader Ryan Palmer at Muirfield Village. The 25-year-old Spaniard was leading by seven shots on Sunday before a double-bogey on the par-5 11th cut into his advantage. Rahm later received a two-stroke penalty after being initially credited with a five-stroke win.To become the No. 1 golfer, Rahm had to win the tournament and hope Rory McIlroy finished no better than third. McIlroy tied for 32nd.Rahm joins Seve Ballesteros as the only Spaniards to reach No. 1.Tiger Woods carded a 76 for the second time in three days, leaving him at plus-6. GOLF-NICKLAUS-CORONAVIRUS NASCAR-TEXASChildress gets 1-2 sweep at TexasFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Richard Childress Racing had a successful day at Texas Motor Speedway.Austin Dillon stayed in front after a restart with two laps to go and beat rookie Tyler Reddick to the checkered flag. That gave Childress a 1-2 NASCAR Cup finish and quite a show for spectators spread out in the stands.Dillon raced to his third career win and first since Daytona at the start of the 2018 season. He stayed in front on three late restarts, the first after an incident with 29 laps left that shuffled the fast car of Ryan Blaney to a lap back. Associated Press The Penguins have about two weeks to get ready to face Montreal in the qualifying round of the playoffs.MLB-FREE AGENTSWalker, Volquez, Holland, Morrison make opening-day rostersUNDATED (AP) — Philadelphia second baseman Neil Walker, Texas pitcher Edinson Vólquez and Pittsburgh pitcher Derek Holland have made opening-day rosters.So have Milwaukee first baseman Logan Morrison, Cincinnati pitcher Nate Jones, Tampa Bay pitcher Aaron Loup and New York Yankees pitcher Luis Avilán. — Nationals outfielder Victor Robles took part in his first workout of the summer following a two-week quarantine. Robles had some at-bats, ran the bases and says he should be ready to start opening day.— The Tigers have announced that Matthew Boyd will start the season opener against Cincinnati. Boyd had been slated to start the opener in March and now will get the chance a few months later. VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB-BLUE JAYSBlue Jays looking at alternate sites for home gamesTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays want to play their home games in a major league ballpark this season. That’s according to pitcher Anthony Bass, who says the front office is working to find a major league ballpark for the team. Nicklaus, wife recovered from coronavirusDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus says he’s recovered from a health scare.The golf legend revealed during Sunday’s CBS telecast of the Memorial that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus at the onset of the pandemic.He said his wife had no COVID-19 symptoms, while Nicklaus had a sore throat and a cough. Nicklaus said they were home in North Palm Beach, Florida, from March 13 “until we were done with it” on about April 20.Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara, turned 80 a month apart at the start of the year. HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIXHamilton wins 8th Hungarian GP to equal Schumacher F1 recordBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the eighth time to equal Michael Schumacher’s single-venue record and take the championship lead. Hamilton’s latest victory from pole position was as comfortable as the nearly 9-second margin over Max Verstappen suggested. The British driver’s 86th GP win moved him just five behind Schumacher’s F1 record of 91. Hamilton is also demanding more support from Formula One’s governing body and urged other drivers to make more of an effort in the fight against racism. last_img read more

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MBB : Syracuse motivated to reach Elite Eight with 2010 Butler loss still fresh in mind

first_img Comments BOSTON – The memories of the gut-wrenching defeat won’t fade. They can’t. They’re  permanently etched somewhere in the recesses of the head of each Syracuse player who sat in a tear-drenched locker room in Salt Lake City, Utah, two years ago.Images like that of Arinze Onuaku hiding himself in his locker behind a white towel don’t disappear. The black and blue logos emblazoned on the towel could not cover the black and blue bruises of the agonizing loss to Butler in the Sweet 16.‘I feel like it’s one of those experiences that you go through, and it’s always in the back of your mind,’ Syracuse junior forward James Southerland said. ‘You know how it is losing, so it’s like more will power and having the will power to win.’It’s been eight long years since the Orange has tasted the sweetness of a regional final, eight long years without playing for the chance to go to a Final Four. But a win on Thursday against Wisconsin pushes Syracuse into the Elite Eight for the first time since the 2003 national championship season. And the memory of having a magical season cut short by Butler in 2010 is fueling SU as it attempts to write its own history in 2012.Scoop Jardine, Kris Joseph, Brandon Triche and Southerland are the four SU regulars who experienced the heartbreaking loss to Butler. Now in Boston, the city from which Syracuse advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2003, they draw on that experience as motivation in hopes of avoiding further anguish.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We just couldn’t believe it,’ Southerland said. ‘We kind of felt like we still didn’t believe it was over after we finished. It was kind of hard definitely. I’m not trying to experience that again.’Standing between Syracuse and a trip to the Elite Eight is a Wisconsin team that Triche likened to the 2009-10 Bulldogs that sent the Orange home early.Both Butler and Wisconsin are ferocious defensively, holding their opponents to miniscule point totals. Both Butler and Wisconsin have a roster bereft of NBA stars, relying instead on superior effort and coaching.Triche admitted that SU didn’t know a whole lot about that Butler team. So by the time the Cinderella Bulldogs wound up playing for the national title, Triche said the horrible feeling was worse.It could have been Syracuse.‘It was very sad. We were down,’ Triche said. ‘Even though we lost (Arinze Onuaku), we really thought that we could win.‘Them making it to the finals that year made it feel worse because it could have been us.’Wisconsin, though, is a slightly different story. The Badgers have caught the attention of many around the country this season with a pair of wins over Indiana, a win over Vanderbilt and the No. 14 national ranking before the start of the NCAA Tournament. Holding its opponents to less than 53 points per game has been quite the statement as well.The Bo Ryan-led squad is by no means a Cinderella. Instead, it’s arguably the best defensive team in the country.The Badgers will push the Orange on Thursday, but this time Southerland and Triche said Syracuse is ready to push right back.The weight of the disappointing loss in 2010 and the surprising early exit to Marquette a year ago have festered within the SU players to drive them through this final stretch of basketball after the best regular season in program history.Only twice since 1990 has the Orange advanced past the Sweet 16, and Southerland said it has been a goal for the team since he stepped on campus three years ago.‘We had great players and all. We’ve just never made it past the Sweet 16,’ he said. ‘Especially our first year, our freshman year. It’s tough, but it’s something we wanted to get through and something we want to work on and get further.’Despite the slew of questions and comparisons about Butler the Syracuse players faced in their media session Wednesday, assistant coach Gerry McNamara said this group is only playing for themselves.What happened in 2010, 2011 or even back in 2003 – when McNamara played a key role in SU winning its only national title – shouldn’t be on the minds of this year’s players, he said.Instead, it’s about this group writing its own history.Said McNamara: ‘These guys need to worry about this year. That’s all that matters. They’ve been able to do that to this point, so why change it?’mjcohe02@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

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USC looks to rebound against Cal Baptist

first_imgAfter an upset loss at the hands of conference rival Cal State Northridge last Friday, the men’s volleyball team looks to rebound in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play tonight against Cal Baptist. The Trojans (4-2, 3-2) were swept by Cal State Northridge in three sets by a score of 25-19, 25-21, 25-21.On the attack · Junior middle blocker Robert Feathers and his team will seek to rebound from their loss to CSUN against Cal Baptist tonight at the Galen Center. Feathers has recorded 26 kills so far this season. – Tucker McWhirter | Daily TrojanRedshirt senior opposite outside hitter Tanner Jansen led the team with seven kills during the matchup at Cal State Northridge (2-3, 2-3), but it wasn’t enough to stop the Matadors, who served for nine aces and had 12.5 blocks against the Trojans.“We really had some issues passing the ball,” head coach Bill Ferguson said. “We made 14 service errors, and we had nine reception errors, so in essence we gave them two points shy of a full set on first contacts of the rally. That was the key factor. We just couldn’t get anything going. Every time we started to get something going, we just shot ourselves in the foot with a service error or a defensive error.”USC came into the matchup ranked as the No. 4 team in the country while Cal State Northridge had not yet cracked the top 15. The Trojans dropped to No. 5 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association poll with the Matadors jumping to No. 13. The Trojans will have to try to avoid another upset against unranked Cal Baptist.Ferguson said that the team needs to cut out the defensive errors to get back to its winning ways.“We’re just looking to get back on track passing the ball,” he said. “That’s been one of our strengths so far this year, and Cal Baptist serves really tough.”Ferguson said that Cal Baptist will primarily run its offense through the middle rather than on the outside. Though the Lancers  could make adjustments and hit from the outside if the Trojans choose to overload the middle, the team is most concerned with preparing  for Cal Baptist’s skilled middle blockers.“They have two middles that are excellent,” Ferguson said referring to 6-foot-11 Kristopher Johnson and 6-foot-8 Amir Lugo-Rodriguez. “They create some matchup issues. Their offense runs through the middle, then they set a fast ball to the outside, but they want to run the middle first.”Because the Lancers have much stronger middle blockers than outside hitters on offense, he said he will likely start defensive-oriented junior outside hitter Chris Lischke rather than the stronger offensive threat in junior middle blocker Robert Feathers along with usual starter freshman Andy Benesh. Ferguson said Feathers will probably come in as a substitute late in the game, however, if USC needs a spark on offense.“Robert seems to be better off the bench than Chris,” Ferguson said. “It’s not really a punishment, it’s just that [Feathers is] the guy that can change the energy really quick in a good way. His ability to change the energy is really important and I don’t know if that’s Chris’ nature as much, but that’s something Robert’s able to do.”With wins over Long Beach State, UC Irvine and UC San Diego but losses to Pepperdine as well as Cal State Northridge in conference play, the Trojans sit in the fifth spot in MPSF rankings. The Matadors are tied for sixth in the 13-team conference and Cal Baptist is tied for ninth. The Lancers beat UC San Diego in five sets this season but have been swept by Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State and UC Irvine.The matchup against Cal Baptist comes three days before another crucial conference home game for the Trojans against BYU. The Cougars, who come to town Saturday, sit atop the conference standings after winning all six of their MPSF matchups so far this season. BYU is ranked fourth in the country. Pepperdine sits at No. 3, and UCLA is tied for first with Loyola-Chicago. The Trojans defeated Loyola-Chicago before the start of conference play earlier this season. Ferguson said he would love for the team to bring some momentum into Saturday’s game against BYU with a win tonight.“That would be huge, it definitely would be,” he said. “If we’re able to bounce back and have a good game passing the ball, then we’ll be alright.”The Trojans begin play at 8 p.m. tonight at the Galen Center.last_img read more

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SERIE A: Ancelotti Faces Old Team Milan in Home Debut

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti will make his home debut on the Napoli bench on Saturday against the team he turned into world beaters during an eight-year spell as coach.In one of the delightful twists that football has a habit of providing, AC Milan will be Napoli’s first opponents of the season at the San Paolo as last season’s runners-up aim to build on their opening 2-1 win at Lazio.Ancelotti, who ended a nine-year exile from Serie A when he agreed to take over at Napoli in May, won the Champions League twice and Serie A once as AC Milan coach before leaving in 2009. He went on to collect trophies around Europe, winning domestic league titles in England, France and Germany, plus the Champions League with Real Madrid.Milan, on the other hand, fell on hard times as they struggled to adapt to the new financial realities of Italian football.In Ancelotti’s absence, they have changed owners twice, suffered several seasons of midtable mediocrity and are enduring their fifth season without Champions League football. Gennaro Gattuso is their ninth different coach since his departure.Ancelotti also spent five years of his playing career at Milan and he said in a recent interview with La Repubblica that it was a match at the San Paolo in 1988 when he first began to think of a career in southern Italy.“It was a unique show and the passion of the crowd in the stands left me speechless,” he said, adding that Saturday’s game would be a “reunion between friends”.“It must have been from that magical afternoon that I really began to cultivate my dream of working in the South, which then became reality at the beginning of this summer with the offer of (Napoli president) Aurelio De Laurentiis.”Even so, it was a huge surprise – and boost for Serie A – when he accepted the offer to replace Maurizio Sarri who had turned Napoli into the most entertaining side in Serie A and led them to second place last season with a club-record points haul.Ancelotti’s debut last Saturday, which was overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game for Juventus, was notable for his idea to reinvent team captain Marek Hamsik as a deep-lying playmaker rather fielding the Slovak in his more familiar position on the left of midfield.Playing alongside Allan, Hamsik quickly adapted to the position left vacant by Jorginho’s move to Chelsea, one of two major departures in the close season along with goalkeeper Pepe Reina’s move to Milan.“This is a quality squad, despite what some might say,” said Ancelotti after the win over Lazio. “I’m here to give satisfaction to the Napoli fans who have been waiting a long time.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Ghana paying price for phasing out athletes – George Lutterodt

first_imgFormer Ghana Athletics Association chairman George Lutterodt believes roping in experienced athletes could be the solution to Ghana’s woes at international events.It was another washed out campaign for Ghana Athletics at the IAAF World Championships in London. And that will call for another navel-gazing exercise which is becoming customary after major track and field competitions.It looks like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. The last time Ghana won a medal was 12 years ago in Helsinki, Finland courtesy Ignatius Gaisah and Margaret Simpson.Gaisah won silver for Ghana at the Championship having a jump of 8.34m while Simpson won bronze in heptathlon with a total point of 6375.Twelve years on and several inquests have gone into why team Ghana have performed abysmally at these outings.And for Lutterodt, Ghana is paying for phasing out old and experienced athletes. “One thing which I can just conjecture is that they got rid of all the old athletes too quickly. 8 years on the team and they got rid of all the old athletes,” he told Joy Sports.“Gatlin, I met Gatlin at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the guy is still winning a gold medal today at the World Championships. Why was there a need to get rid of these old athletes?”“They could have been mentors to the younger ones coming up and they got rid of all of them.”Team Ghana was represented by 9 athletes in London and won no medal.last_img read more

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Dodgers notes: Don Mattingly calls closed-door team meeting

first_img“We talked about our club in general,” Mattingly said. “Where we are going and how we get there.”When pressed on the issue or why the Dodgers needed to call this meeting at this point in time, Mattingly kept repeating his mantra: “We talked about where we are going and how we get there.”There was plenty of topics that could have been addressed.The Dodgers began the day 2 1/2 games behind San Francisco and Colorado. They entered the day 2-4 against San Francisco and 1-2 against Colorado.The bullpen remains taxed, unpredictable and at times ineffective. The hitting has remained inconsistent at best, particularly in the middle of the order with Hanley Ramirez (.269), Matt Kemp (.250) and Carl Crawford (.255) still trying to find their groove.“Hopefully we’ll start getting on track and playing well,” Mattingly said. “We’ve not been swinging the bats that well yet.“Obviously this is a big series having the Giants across the field. We need to play better at home. We have not played very well at home yet.”The play at Dodger Stadium has been lackluster at times.The Dodgers were just 6-9 at Dodger Stadium entering Thursday’s game, the worst start since also starting 6-9 in 2006. The silver lining: the 2006 Dodgers eventually won the NL Wild Card.The Dodgers’ worst 16-game home start since moving to Los Angeles was when they went 5-11 in 1995. The consolation: they rebounded to win the NL West that season.Mattingly said this series against the Giants will set the tone for the rest of the season.“This is a series for us try to try to establish ourselves,” Mattingly said. “They beat us two out of three in both series. They beat us up pretty well here, and the series in San Francisco could’ve gone either way.“We’ve got to establish that we can play with them. They’ve got a good club. We know who they are and we know they are going to be tough.”Flawless Dee-fenseDee Gordon continues to be an offensive sparkplug for the Dodgers. In addition to his major league-leading 20 steals (in 23 attempts), Gordon ranks among NL leaders in hits (44, fifth), batting average (.341, fourth) and multi-hit games (13, tied for fifth). He is also hitting .405 with runners on base (17 for 42) and .346 with runners in scoring position (9 for 26).But Mattingly said he has been impressed with how Gordon has transitioned to second base.“He’s been pretty much flawless as much as anything,” Mattingly said of Gordon’s defense. “He’s showing his range. His throwing has been good. (Lorenzo) Bundy saw him in Albuquerque last year and he looks a lot more confident there.“And doing the things he’s doing offensively, that’s going to help you out in the field with confidence.”AlsoAdrian Gonzalez celebrated his 32nd birthday on Thursday. … Mattingly said catcher A.J. Ellis continues to progress at the Dodgers’ training facility in Arizona, saying Ellis got seven at-bats in simulated games. … Mattingly said there appears to be no issue with Dan Haren’s back following Wednesday’s outing in Washington … Darryl Strawberry will be among one of more than 30 former Dodgers taking part in Saturday’s Old Timers Game following the Giants-Dodgers game. There will be introductions and a two-inning game that will be shown live on SportsNet L.A. …. The Dodgers are offering $5 parking on a first-come, first-served basis in Lots 13 and 14 on Stadium Way next to the Los Angeles Fire Department training center. It is about a 15-minute uphill walk to the stadium from there. Shuttles for the handicapped are available. It was time.After a solid but unspectacular 19-16 start to the season — on the heels of a solid but unspectacular 5-4 roadtrip to Minnesota, Miami and Washington — Dodgers manager Don Mattingly felt there were issues he needed to address with the team.So the Dodgers held their first closed-door meeting of the season Thursday prior to the opening of a pivotal early-season four-game series against the rival San Francisco Giants.As for what was specifically discussed, Mattingly tried to remain tight-lipped.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Liverpool star Salah backs Egypt women’s rights campaign

first_imgMohamed SalahCairo, Egypt | AFP | Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has thrown his support behind a UN-sponsored campaign to end violence against women in his homeland Egypt where sexual harassment is rampant.Hundreds of thousands of people viewed an animated video teaching men to respect women and their rights after national team icon Salah shared it online.“Because I’m a man who understands that a man and a woman have the same rights and responsibilities, I decided to support the ‘Because I’m a man’ campaign,” Salah wrote in posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Wednesday.Salah, feted as a hero at home after his late penalty in October sent Egypt to the World Cup for the first time since 1990, is currently the leading scorer in the English Premier League this season.He is also high up in the running for African footballer of the year awards.The video, produced as part of a campaign by UN Women Egypt and Egypt’s state-run National Council for Women, showed a man rejecting widespread stereotypes over the role of women in the country’s conservative society. “Because I’m a chivalrous man, I stood up to violence against women,” a voice says.The treatment of women is a major problem in Egypt where a UN study in 2013 said that 99.3 percent of them had experienced at least one form of harassment and 82.6 percent did not feel safe in the streets.Getting backing by popular figures like Salah is a key way for campaigns to spread their message and UN Women Egypt sent him “special thanks” online for being “one of the first supporters”.Egypt’s qualification for the World Cup sparked jubilation across the nation and days of press coverage, with Salah’s hometown Basyoun renaming a school in his honour.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Trump gets GOP’s stamp of approval

first_imgThirteen months after launching an improbable bid for the White House, Donald Trump captured the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, having vanquished 16 party rivals, warred with much of its establishment and provoked controversy at every turn.His eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., announced the support of New York, their home state, during a roll-call vote at the Republican National Convention, ensuring Trump had the majority of delegates – 1,237 – needed to contest the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.With three of the candidate’s other children at his side, the younger Trump said: “It is my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight.”“Congratulations, Dad. We love you,” he said.Trump’s Democratic rival, Clinton, was quick to respond, tweeting after the vote: “Donald Trump just became the Republican nominee. Chip in now to make sure he never steps foot in the Oval Office.”Trump won with 1,725 delegates, followed by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas with 475 delegates, Ohio Governor John Kasich with 120 and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida with 114. Three other candidates emerged with a total of 12 delegates.After the presidential vote, the convention by voice vote nominated Indiana Governor Mike Pence, 57, Trump’s choice for his vice presidential running mate.Speaking to the convention for the first time since winning the nomination, Trump appeared on a video screen from New York promising to win the election in November, create jobs, strengthen the military, safeguard U.S. borders and “restore law and order” in the United States.The state-by-state vote to put Trump’s name in nomination took place a day after opponents staged a failed attempt to force a vote opposing his candidacy, and after a speech by his wife, Melania, drew accusations of plagiarism.A wealthy New York real estate developer best known to Americans for his starring role in a long-running TV show, “The Apprentice,” where his catchphrase was “You’re fired,” the 70-year-old Trump was a long shot when he entered the race for the Republican nomination more than a year ago, having never held elected office.Speaker after speaker on Tuesday, the second day of the four-day convention at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans basketball arena, took aim at Clinton, presenting her as out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Americans and the inheritor of President Barack Obama’s “oppressive” administration.This was on a day when, under the headline “Make America Work Again,” speakers were meant to assail Obama’s record on the economy during his nearly eight years in power. (Reuters)last_img read more

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Wade has dislocated left shoulder

first_imgThe Utah Jazz acquired veteran forward Alan Henderson from Philadelphia just before the trade deadline. The Jazz and 76ers exchanged the right to trade second-round picks in the 2007 draft. Philadelphia also included undisclosed cash considerations in the deal. The Portland Trail Blazers traded guard Juan Dixon to the Toronto Raptors for guard Fred Jones and future considerations. Pacers released Indiana Pacers players Jamaal Tinsley and Marquis Daniels were free after being booked on charges in a Feb. 6 bar fight, with their attorneys insisting their clients did nothing wrong that night. Both men surrendered to police shortly after they played in the Pacers’ victory against Milwaukee on Wednesday night. A judge scheduled a pretrial hearing for March 13, then released both men on their own recognizance. Dwyane Wade is considering season-ending surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder, which would be the biggest loss yet for the Miami Heat during their rocky reign as NBA champions. The All-Star guard was hurt in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s 112-102 loss at Houston. Wade flew home early Thursday in a private plane and was examined at a hospital by team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick, who conducted a battery of tests. A Marion County grand jury indicted Tinsley on Wednesday on a felony charge of intimidation and misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and intimidation in the fight at 8 Seconds Saloon. Daniels was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. Lawyers for both players said they would enter not guilty pleas. Jones’ cash seized More than $81,000 in cash belonging to Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was seized by police, who say the money sparked a weekend melee and a triple shooting at a strip club in Las Vegas. Jones was showering more than 40 strippers onstage early Monday with cash “intended as a visual effect,” a search warrant said. But a scuffle broke out when the Houston promoter who hired the strippers told them to pick up the money. The promoter, identified as Chris Mitchell, owner of “Harlem Knights,” and a male associate took a plastic trash bag containing Jones’ money and walked out the front door, the warrant says. Police recovered the money and two watches inside a safe at Mitchell’s hotel room Monday. Jones’ lawyer, Worrick Robinson, has said his client did not know anyone involved in the shooting and was interviewed by authorities as a witness, not as a suspect. Police have not said Jones is a person of interest in the case. The shots hit a female customer and two guards, one in critical condition in a Las Vegas hospital. The other two were treated and released. Police have described the suspected shooter as last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. As of Thursday morning, police said he was still at large. Winslow update Kellen Winslow has to make another comeback. The Browns’ talented tight end underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee last month, a more extensive procedure than was initially revealed and one that will require a longer recovery. Microfracture surgery involves drilling holes into bone in the knee to promote blood flow and form scar tissue, which replaces any damaged cartilage. Typically, patients need four months of rehab following the procedure. The New Orleans Saints designated defensive end Charles Grant as their franchise player. Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio said that Byron Leftwich will return to his starting quarterback role, ending speculation about what the Jaguars would do at the position. Veteran safety Troy Vincent was cut by the Washington Redskins. Briefly The contract of New Mexico men’s basketball coach Ritchie McKay will be terminated at the end of the season, athletic director Paul Krebs announced. Fabric and steel would cloak the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and luxury boxes would hang 120 feet overhead if the city gets the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Coliseum cannot be permanently altered for the games, organizers said, but high-tech materials would allow it to have a new look while retaining the torch and marble peristyle. The Detroit Shock traded Ruth Riley, the 2003 WNBA Finals MVP, to the San Antonio Silver Stars for Katie Feenstra. U.S. ski star Lindsey Kildow will miss the rest of the World Cup season because of an injury to her right knee. The 22-year-old skier made the decision Wednesday as a precautionary move, U.S. Ski Team spokesman Marc Habermann told The Associated Press. Kildow partially tore her anterior cruciate ligament a week ago when she fell during slalom training at the world championships in Are, Sweden. Russian swimmer Anastasiya Ivanenko was suspended for testing positive for a banned diuretic. She is the 800-meter short course world champion. Francesco Flachi was suspended by the Italian soccer league, a day after the Italian Olympic Committee said the Sampdoria captain tested positive for cocaine. The All England Club announced it would award equal prize money throughout Wimbledon beginning this summer, following the lead of the U.S. Open and Australian Open. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “Wade is presently weighing his treatment options provided to him by the Heat medical staff,” the team said in a statement. Wade was on defense when his left arm collided with Houston’s Shane Battier and awkwardly stretched back. Wade walked off the court hunched over in pain and sat on the bench in tears as his shoulder was examined. He then left in a wheelchair and went to a hospital by ambulance. last_img read more

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