Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley (11) makes a basket over Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, right, in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. APOAKLAND, California—Golden State squandered a spectacular 40-point night by Stephen Curry with an awful fourth quarter, watching Mike Conley knock down a jumper with 55 seconds left in overtime as the Memphis Grizzlies stunned the Warriors 128-119 on Friday.Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph each made two quick baskets as the Grizzlies hit their initial five shots in OT on the way to beating the Warriors for a second time this season and snapping Golden State’s nine-game home winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Lakers roll past Heat 127-100 after Clarkson, Dragic ejected Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young EDITORS’ PICK Senators to proceed with review of VFA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Draymond Green had a three-point play with 2:22 left in the extra session, then made a steal on the other end but turned it over and Troy Daniels immediately hit a baseline 3.Conley scored 27 points and tied it on a 17-footer with 7.4 seconds left in regulation, and a heavily guarded Curry missed from way back before the buzzer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngKevin Durant added 27 points and 13 rebounds in the Warriors’ sixth loss. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View comments
However, Tridents skipper Kieron Pollard, who was bowling, overstepped the crease by a substantial margin, an obvious no-ball, thus denying young Lewis an opportunity to make history. My question is: Why? Could it just be one of those things in cricket, from a man who does not usually overstep the bowling crease, or is it as I think, just pure ‘bad mind?’ The term ‘it’s not cricket’ has become a fixture in the English language because this fascinating game, invented by the English, epitomised the very best in sportsmanship. These traits were part and parcel of the game, played originally by the gentry of ‘jolly old England’. Throughout history, cricket lovers have immortalised in memory, the many instances when sportsmanship trumped the innate desire of every athlete, ‘winning’. Every West Indian cricket fan remembers, with some amount of pride, the warning issued by our own Courtney Walsh, (now the coach of Bangladesh, a team that just defeated the mighty Australia in a Test match) when he could have easily run out a batsman in the 1987 World Cup. For those who are too young to remember, Courtney Walsh had an opportunity to run out Saleem Jaffar, a Pakistani batsman who was backing up too far, giving him a lifeline at a crucial stage of the match. A couple of overs later, Pakistan won the match off the last ball of the match. The basic decency and sportsmanship of this Jamaican icon saw him warn Jaffar, instead of trying to win at all costs. For that magnificent gesture, Courtney Walsh has been immortalised in the minds of cricket fans the world over, and to this day is still contributing to the relevance of the game. In 2010, Suraj Randiv denied Virender Sehwag a century in a One Day International between Sri Lanka and India in a similar manner to Pollard, bowling a no-ball. To this day, I am positive that Suraj Randiv is a virtual unknown in the annals of cricket, while Virender Sehwag and Courtney Walsh are remembered and revered. I do believe that Kieron Pollard’s act of ‘bad mind’ and poor sportsmanship will serve as an accelerant in ensuring that cricket aficionados forget this one-time West Indian cricketer. Dallas Green, a one-time manager of the American baseball team the Philadelphia Phillies, in the latter part of the 1970s said: “Given a choice of hiring a super talent with low character, or a person with above-average talent with high character, the wise executive chooses the latter. Honesty, integrity, responsibility, work ethic, courage and perseverance characterise life’s true winners”. By his actions on Sunday night, super talent Kieron Pollard was found wanting. The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has reached the second stage of the competition, where the top four teams will play a series of matches to determine the 2017 winner. The top two teams in the competition, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and the Trinbago Knight Riders will play, with the winners going straight through to the finals, and the loser playing the winner of the play-off between third-place finishers the Jamaica Tallawahs and the Guyana Amazon Warriors for a place in the finals. The losers of the match between Guyana franchise and the Jamaican franchise will be immediately eliminated from the competition. The final match in the first round had the Patriots playing against the Barbados Tridents. The Patriots were already assured a place in the next round, and the Tridents still had a mathematical chance of qualifying, provided that they defeat the Patriots by 200 runs, a virtual impossibility in Twenty20 competitions. In the final match of the preliminary stage on Sunday, the Tridents posted a score of 128 for nine in their allotted 20 overs. The Patriots responded with T20 icon and legend Chris Gayle facing the entire six balls of the first over, scoring eight runs. After that, Chris faced about eight more balls as his opening partner Erwin Lewis rushed to 50 from 19 balls, a CPL record. He then shared in a first-wicket stand of 105 in the first six overs with Gayle. Phenomenal, and another CPL record. Soon, the Patriots required one run to win, and Lewis need three runs to post the fastest 100 in CPL history and the second-fastest in T20 history. PURE ‘BAD MIND’
The Bucks (22-3) tied the second-longest winning streak in franchise history and moved closer to the franchise record of 20 set during the team’s 1970-71 championship season.Antetokounmpo sat out with a right quad tendon injury, missing his first game this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I think we took a little more ownership of what’s going on out there,” Middleton said. “When Giannis is out there, he draws such a huge crowd that we play through him a lot. Without him tonight, we know we have to do a little bit more.“It was a great test; they play with a fast pace just like us. I think we did a great job.” Bucks: Milwaukee won for the 20th time in its last 21 games and improved to 12-1 at home. The only loss at the Fiserv Forum came in the home opener against Miami. … The Bucks hit 19 of 39 attempts from 3-point range, one shy of their season high.MISSING GIANNISAntetokounmpo did not participate in the team’s shootaround on Wednesday morning and quickly was ruled out.“I don’t think we know exactly when it happened,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “This morning the soreness was such that he was not able to play tonight. The severity of it, we’re hoping it’s not too serious.“We’ll take it day by day and we’re always going to err on the side of caution.”Ilyasova, the 6-foot-8 veteran, made his first start of the season and responded with 8-of-10 shooting while drawing two offensive fouls and showing his usual energy.“Ersan is in a great place,” Budenholzer said. “He’s making a lot of those feel plays, those rhythm plays. The offense is moving a little better recently and I think that suits Ersan. His ability to slip and roll in the pick-and-rolls and work behind the defense, he’s just a really smart player.”UP NEXTPelicans: At Philadelphia on Friday.Bucks: At Memphis on Friday. LATEST STORIES Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe is fouled by New Orleans Pelicans’ Kenrich Williams as he shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE— No Giannis was no problem for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.Reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out but the Bucks kept on rolling, getting 29 points from Eric Bledsoe and 24 from Khris Middleton in a 127-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans that extended their winning streak to 16 games.ADVERTISEMENT Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James leads Lakers past Magic ‘People evacuated on their own’ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova, starting in place of Antetokounmpo, had a season-high 18 points and nine rebounds. George Hill contributed 13 points off the bench.Bledsoe drove aggressively and scored 11 points in the third quarter to answer a Pelicans rally, and he finished making a season-high five 3-pointers and going 10 for 13 from the field while adding six assists.“I try to get in the paint as much as possible,” Bledsoe said. “If I don’t have a shot, I kick it out to my teammates and trust them to make the right play.”New Orleans (6-19) lost its 10th straight game despite a season-high 31 points from J.J. Redick. Brandon Ingram had 25 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Jrue Holiday added 21 points.A frustrated Redick spoke up in the locker room at halftime, when New Orleans trailed by 23 points.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations “It’s not like this is the first time we’ve had a talk at halftime,” Redick said. “I would say emotionally sometimes you reach a tipping point. That’s the timing of that.”New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said his team needs to communicate better.“It’s the quietest group I’ve ever been around, even on the plane and in the meal room,” Gentry said. “But we do have to get them talking on the court and have them communicate on the court.“When we do, we’re pretty solid. I thought we did a good job in the second half of communicating. But when you’re trying to come back from 25 to-28-point deficits, the least little thing is going to have a glaring effect.”The Bucks hit six of their first eight attempts from 3-point range, including 3 of 3 by Bledsoe, to take a 28-12 lead.Milwaukee led by 23 points in the opening quarter before New Orleans closed the period on an 8-0 spurt to pull within 35-20.The Bucks used a 17-0 run to grab a 56-28 lead in the second quarter before settling for a 69-46 halftime margin. Middleton and Bledsoe each had 13 points and Ilyasova and Hill added 11 apiece.The Pelicans outscored the Bucks 40-36 in the third quarter.New Orleans pulled within 120-108 with 2:51 remaining but Middleton hit a pair of jumpers to put the Bucks safely ahead.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans was coming off a two-point home loss to Detroit on Monday and has struggled without No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson, who has missed the first 25 games of the season after undergoing surgery for a torn right lateral meniscus. “You either win or you learn,” Gentry said. “I think the guys are still playing hard. We just have these moments, these stretches where we struggle some and go away from what we’re doing.” View comments
Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas View comments Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Black led San Miguel to the 1989 Grand Slam while Cone steered Alaska in 1996 and the Purefoods franchise.“On the outside and off the court, Norman and I are friends but I’ve always felt that we’ve been big rivals through the years even though we don’t compete against each other every time,” said Cone, the only coach to hold two Grand Slam plums.“We’re still big rivals, and we both like to win, both teams like to win and that usually means there’s a rivalry going on,” added Cone.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall Then there’s the budding rivalry between Ginebra and Meralco.In the past three seasons, the two teams duked it out for the final prize of the season and t the Bolts and the Gin Kings are once set to face each other for the Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Well, I think this is what the league needs and it needs rivalries to grow the interest of the fans,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.Ginebra took the first two finals meetings and it’s this fact that Black said is the reason why this budding feud hasn’t turned into a full-blown rivalry. LATEST STORIES “Normally a rivalry means both teams are winning and they’ve won both championship series so in that sense it’s not much a rivalry,” said Black. “I think we have to beat them a few more times before we actually call it a rivalry.”As for Cone, it’s the fans and the media who dictate if Meralco and Ginebra are slowly becoming a rivalry.“We’ve been at each other’s throats for a while so that usually turns into a rivalry but it’s really defined more by you, the press and by the fans,” said Cone. “We’re going to be rivals no matter what because we’re on opposite ends and we’re pursuing the same thing.”There’s also the personal rivalry between Cone and Black.Cone is the league’s winningest coach with 22 titles while Black is at third with 11, and the two are also part of the Grand Slam club with the late great Baby Dalupan, and Tommy Manotoc.ADVERTISEMENT Stanley Pringle credits teammates for smooth transition to Ginebra Meralco and Ginebra at the PBA Governors’ Cup PBA Finals. INQUIRER PHOTO/TRISTAN TAMAYOMANILA, Philippines—The PBA has enjoyed several rivalries throughout its 44-year existence starting with the most famous one of the Crispa-Toyota feud in the 1970s.There is also the Clasico between the Ginebra and Purefoods franchises but the two teams haven’t fought for a title since the 1997 All-Filipino Conference.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
Dear Editor,My attention was drawn to a most bizarre article published in the Guyana Chronicle dated Saturday, October 8, 2016, at page 8, under the caption “PPP initiated process to acquire Carmichael St lots-AG.” In that article, the following statement is attributed to the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Mr Basil Williams, “The nation should know that when we [APNU/AFC] entered Government, I inherited that proposal by the PPP to acquire those said lots. And the staff I inherited recommended those lots… So the issue of the compulsory acquisition was something inherited from the PPP. So perhaps the problem Mr Nandlall has is that he didn’t get to do the transaction.” I wish to make it unequivocally clear, that as Attorney General, I had no intention whatsoever of compulsorily acquiring the said two lots of land and that no step whatsoever was ever taken by the PPP/Civic Government to compulsorily acquire the said two lots of land; that all I did in relation thereto, was to make contact with the owners of the two plots of land and enquired from them whether the lands were for sale. Both owners answered in the negative and that was the end of the transaction. I never even took a proposal to Cabinet in relation to this matter.The article next outrageously quotes Mr Williams as recalling that I raised the issue in Parliament and “the project was then approved by the Ministry of Finance and Cabinet, after which it was passed and approved by the National Assembly.” I am flabbergasted! I raised no such issue in Parliament. In fact, there was no issue to be raised.The story becomes even more sinister. The article next informs that Mr Williams disclosed that if the PPP had remained in office, the PPP would have paid five hundred and sixty million dollars ($560,000,000) more than the current Government for the same two plots of land. The article quotes Mr Williams, as saying that I told him that the lots are worth six hundred million dollars ($600,000,000). Mr Williams must be hallucinating! I had no such discussion with Mr Williams about these plots of land. If this was not a serious matter, I would have found it hilarious.I challenge Mr Williams to produce one shred of evidence to support ANY of the contentions that he has made. I do so knowing fully well that a person who is of the iniquitous propensity to contrive and concoct such an elaborate tale is quite capable of falsifying documents to support these preposterous claims.This is not the first time that this Attorney General has been caught manufacturing stories to blame me and the PPP/Civic Administration as part of his clumsy strategy to defend himself. Readers will recall that he alleged that the PPP Government had agreed to pay BK International when he was publicly pounded for paying millions of dollars on a mere letter threatening litigation. I challenged him then to produce evidence of this Agreement to pay. He never did. Again, the imbecilic contention is that the PPP had begun the compulsory acquisition process in respect of these two plots of land. Assuming that he is correct, this Attorney General appears to lack a mind of his own and seems incapable of doing anything other than robotically follow PPP initiatives. Whatever it is, that the President has a serious problem on his hand, I am in no doubt.Mohabir Anil Nandlall,Attorney-at-Law, MP
FH: Isabella Watson recorded the game-winner for @UofTFieldHockey, popping in the rebound on a penalty corner against the @WlooWarriors! WE ALL #BLEEDBLUE #WeAreTO @UofT @UofTKPE @OUAsport @USPORTS_FH @USPORTSca pic.twitter.com/08VXCC6hkg— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) October 13, 2018The Blues continued the offensive trend later in the day against Western. Riana Vumbaca and Ziraldo started things off scoring in the first 23 minutes of the game. In the second half, Nicole Godman, Parneet Natt and Jaden Kozelji scored in a 10 minute span starting at the 44th minute. Natt’s marker was the first goal of her OUA career. FH: Rachel Spouge goes between a defenders legs to find Jaden Kozelj alone in front for @UofTFieldHockey fifth goal in a 5-0 win over Western! WE ALL #BLEEDBLUE #WeAreTO @UofT @UofTKPE @OUAsport @USPORTS_FH @USPORTSca pic.twitter.com/uGv4KIJzjh— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) October 13, 2018The two victory pushed the women ahead of the York Lions for first in the OUA with a 9-1-1 record.UP NEXT: The Blues host their final game of regular season on Sunday, October 13 against the Guelph Gryphons at Back Campus Fields. It set to start at 1:00 p.m.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version Story Links The University of Toronto Varsity Blues field hockey team took down the Waterloo Warriors 3-1 and the Western Mustangs 5-0 on Saturday, October 13 at Back Campus Fields.HOW IT HAPPENED: After dominating possession for most of the opening half, Emily Ziraldo scored the first goal in the 34th minute on a penalty stroke. The Warriors evened the contest up just a minute later to head into halftime tied at ones. In the second half, U of T separated themselves with an Isabella Watson marker off a penalty corner in the 54th minute, followed up by Rachel Spouge 10 minutes later.
0Shares0000LONDON, England, March 5 – Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich looks set to target top bosses like Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as he searches for a permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas, but some of his former managers have warned the Russian’s hands-on approach makes it an impossible job.Abramovich is searching for his eighth manager in five years after sacking Villas-Boas just 257 days into his turbulent reign at Stamford Bridge. Former Chelsea midfielder Roberto Di Matteo will take charge until the end of the season, but Barcelona chief Guardiola and Real Madrid boss Mourinho are believed to the leading names on Abramovich’s wanted list.Abramovich is certain to try to tempt one of those managerial giants with the promise of a hefty salary and substantial transfer warchest.However, there is a growing belief that the tycoon’s dictatorial regime, which has seen six managers axed, makes it impossible to thrive at Chelsea for long.Richard Bevan, the chief executive of the League Managers’ Association, believes the situation “is a serious embarrassment to the owner, the club, the fans and the league”.But Abramovich clearly feels his vast investment in the west London club gives him carte blanche to call the shots.He piled pressure on Villas-Boas by turning up at training sessions and asking the managers’ tactics, as well as holding an inquest with the players and manager after a 2-0 defeat at Everton.Even Mourinho, who brought Chelsea unprecedented success, lasted only three years before one disagreement too many with Abramovich, so it is hardly surprising to hear Luiz Felipe Scolari speak in less than glowing terms about the experience of working for the Blues in the 2008-09 season.Like Villas-Boas, Scolari was sacked by Abramovich after less than a season in charge after losing his battle with some of the more dominant personalities in the dressing room.Scolari, now in charge of Brazilian outfit Palmeiras, said: “Chelsea’s culture is very different, but this move is strange – although it’s not so strange to me because of what I went through there.“Some things are known, like the relations with the owner, who has the relationship with some players before the coach.“Villas-Boas was a champion and he will continue to be. He needed to replace at least seven or eight players, even since I was there, but he failed.“It will be hell for whoever succeeds him.”Avram Grant, who succeeded Mourinho in 2007, lasted an equally short period of time after it became clear he didn’t have command of the club’s superstars.The Israeli agrees with Scolari that dealing with Chelsea’s influential power-brokers can be a major distraction.“At a club like Chelsea you need to deal not only with football but other issues,” Grant said.“I think in this case he (Villas-Boas) was lacking a little bit of experience.”Villas-Boas’s commitment to the job can’t be faulted, with reports that he slept in a Japanese style pod at the training ground after Saturday’s loss to West Brom in a bid to allow him the maximum time to work on remedies for the crisis.But he didn’t help himself in his dealings with ageing stars like Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba who needed to have their egos massaged before being eased out of the club.His aloof management style also infuriated players, who reportedly regularly arrived just seconds before the deadline for training sessions in a bid to wind-up the disciplinarian.In the end, Abramovich’s belief that the inexperienced Villas-Boas was the right man for the job of rebuilding the squad has proved an expensive mistake.It was only last June that Abramovich stumped up £13.3 million in compensation to buy out Villas-Boas’ contract with Porto and the 34-year-old will continue to be paid his £90,000-a-week wages for the remainder of his three-year deal, unless he finds a new job in that time.If Abramovich does manage to persuade a heavy-hitter like Guardiola or Mourinho to take charge many believe he would be wise to take a more hands-off approach as the new man tries to fulfil his demand for success with style.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
All the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Chelsea are reportedly set to lose both Eden Hazard and Diego Costa this summer, with star forward Hazard likely to join Real Madrid and striker Costa fed up with the English weather. (The Sun)The Spanish giants are confident they will sign Belgium international Hazard and are preparing a record-breaking deal to land him. (Daily Mirror)Atletico Madrid will offer Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann a huge pay rise to keep the Frenchman at the Spanish club. (Daily Mirror)Alexis Sanchez could be reunited with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola, with Manchester City favourites to sign the unhappy Arsenal forward. (Cooperativa)Everton manager Ronald Koeman is targeting defender Cuco Martina from former club Southampton to fill in for the injured right-back Seamus Coleman. (Daily Star)The Toffees will also attempt to sign playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea, having failed with a bid for the 27-year-old last summer. (The Times)In-demand Belgian starlet Youri Tielemans will snub interest from numerous Premier League sides to join Monaco. Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea have all tracked the 19-year-old. (Daily Star)Manchester United are prepared to sell forward Adnan Januzaj this summer, with France or Italy his most likely destination. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Zlatan Ibrahimovic is PRICELESS to Manchester United and should be given a new two-year deal, Mikael Silvestre tells talkSPORT Dele Alli is good enough to play for any club in the world, but can achieve great things at Tottenham – Harry Redknapp on talkSPORT ‘I don’t know where he’s going to go’ – Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone in the dark over the future of Manchester United target Antoine GriezmannPierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Borussia Dortmund WILL consider selling prolific striker – but only to Real Madrid or BarcelonaAlex Sandro has announced he is ‘staying put’ at Juventus – despite interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Real MadridArsenal and Manchester United are tracking Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, according to reports in ItalySchalke are NOT discussing a new deal with Max Meyer – amid reports he could join either Liverpool or Tottenham this summerWest Ham are scouting Porto star Yacine Brahimi ahead of the summer transfer window
In the absence of jurors, L.A. County Deputy Public Defender Elena Saris told the judge that proving the murders were carried out by professional hitmen doesn’t necessarily mean Goodwin was responsible. “My contention is that every single assumption ever made about this crime scene ought to be questioned because \ was investigated backward,” Saris said Wednesday night. She has said the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department determined Goodwin’s guilt without considering other possible suspects. “They’ve been trying to shove a square peg into a round hole since Day 1,” she added. Saris contends the investigation was conducted poorly and failed to prove the killings were not tied to a botched robbery. “The money in the wallet, that’s chump change for people who are out for something significant,” she said. Testimony continues today at 10:30 a.m. in Pasadena Superior Court, 300 E. Walnut St., Dept.E. email@example.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Slain auto racing legend Mickey Thompson still had a wallet full of $20, $50 and $100 bills in his back pocket, and his wife was wearing expensive jewelry when police found their bodies on the driveway of their Bradbury home almost 19 years ago, a retired homicide investigator said Wednesday. Former Los Angeles County Sgt. Reynold Verdugo also testified that the couple’s security system was still armed and the alarm sounded when a housekeeper opened the door, signalling that no one had entered the home. L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson’s line of questioning to Verdugo headed to one conclusion: The couple’s execution-style shootings were not the result of a robbery attempt. Prosecutors have sought to prove throughout the case that the slayings were a professional hit arranged by Mickey Thompson’s former business partner Michael Frank Goodwin, now 61. Goodwin, the man credited with inventing Supercross, has been held without bail since his 2001 arrest for allegedly orchestrating the March 16, 1988, shooting deaths of Thompson, 59, and his wife, Trudy, 41. The killers fled the scene on bicycles and were never found. Jackson led Verdugo, who helped conduct more than 500 homicide investigations in his career, through photos and diagrams of the crime scene, pointing out four live rounds – or bullets that had not fired due to malfunction or unfamiliarity with the weapon – as well as eight spent casings, two of Trudy Thompson’s acrylic fingernails and a Taser. Jackson also showed photos of the red Toyota van in which Trudy Thompson was sitting when she was shot, the driver’s side door ajar and window shattered. The prosecution displayed pictures of the couple’s bodies – Mickey Thompson’s at the top of the driveway and Trudy Thompson’s at the end – with pools of blood collected around them. A trail of blood from Mickey Thompson’s body led down the driveway. Verdugo also told the jury that about $3,700 in jewelry was recovered from Trudy Thompson’s purse in the van.
And his view was backed up by opposition manager Derek McInnes, who didn’t think the tackle merited dismissal.He said: “My first thought was it was a yellow card. I think Kris has caught Shinnie, and there’s a bit of speed there going into but, I thought it was a yellow card.” Kilmarnock have confirmed that they will appeal the red card shown to Kris Boyd in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Aberdeen.Boyd was shown a straight red by referee Nick Walsh in the 82nd minute for a challenge on Graeme Shinnie.The Rugby Park club felt the decision was harsh and will argue their case at a fast track hearing, which is likely to be held on Thursday.After the match, Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke said: “I’ve only had the look I had from the bench but from my experience in the game, my first impression was that it was at most a yellow card.”