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Investigators: Indy area officer fatally shot while responding to crash

first_imgHomecroft, In. — A Southport police officer has died after being shot while responding to a Thursday afternoon car crash in Homecroft.A report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says Lt. Aaron Allan responded to a report of an inverted vehicle near Maynard Drive and Madison Avenue at 2:30 p.m. when Jason Brown, 28, allegedly opened fire as Allan approached to assess the situation. Allan was shot several times and died later at Eskenazi Hospital.The report says a Homecroft police officer and a reserve Johnson County deputy returned fire, striking Brown. Brown and a passenger were also transported to Eskenazi Hospital. Jason Brown has been charged with murder.Southport police chief, Thomas Vaugh said, “Lt. Allan was a hard worker and today was no different. He responded to a crash with urgency to preserve life and tragically his was lost. We appreciate the community support as we continue to work through the loss of our brother.”last_img read more

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Mike Tyson ready for UFC legend fight

first_imgRelatedPosts Mike Tyson comeback fight postponed Mike Tyson beats up seven prostitutes Mike Tyson to face Roy Jones Jr Mike Tyson and MMA legend Tito Ortiz could be set to take each other on in a pay-per-view fight after Iron Mike insisted he was ready to go up against any challengers.Tyson, 53, has recently been training with MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro, and is reportedly set for a stunning comeback in order to raise money for charity. There has been a huge amount of speculation as to who he could be set to fight, with the likes of Tyson Fury’s father John and the legendary Shannon Briggs all touted as possible opponents.And when asked by TMZ Sports about Ortiz recently calling him out on social media, Tyson replied: “I don’t really know, but anyone that’s willing to contribute to this charity, they’re welcome to come in and challenge me. I would be open for anyone.”Speaking about his toned new look, Tyson added: “I am just having fun looking good, showing off my new body, anything is possible.“My ego is starting to get elated, but we will see. There are a lot of things to hope for in the future.”Another potential opponent could be Tyson’s former foe Evander Holyfield, and Iron Mike seems keen on a rematch with the 57-year-old. “Listen there are a lot of people out there who need help, and something like that could help a lot of people who need help,” he said.“That’s just basically pretty much what I embark on, a life of charity and gratitude.“I don’t know if Evander and me are going to get in the ring, arch-enemies, doing it for the humanity of people, less fortunate than ourselves.“What would that be like? That is something that has not been done by any entertainer any sports figure in the history of sports and entertainment.”Tags: Iron Mikemike tysonMMARafael CordeiroTito Ortizlast_img read more

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Bravo’s final-ball heroics seal thrilling one-run win for Windies

first_imgDWAYNE Bravo took a wicket with the final delivery as West Indies clung on to claim a thrilling one-run victory over India in the opening Twenty20 international in Florida yesterday.Evin Lewis is congratulated after reaching his maiden T20 ton in Florida, yesterday.Evin Lewis is congratulated after reaching his maiden T20 ton in Florida, yesterday.The contest marked the first full-member international game to be played in the United States since 2012, and the spectators in Lauderhill were treated to an engrossing spectacle, with the 489 runs scored, marking the highest aggregate of any T20.After going for a duck in his international debut back in March, Evin Lewis produced a magnificent 48-ball century in his second match at this level to power the Windies to 245-6.Despite setting an extremely imposing total, the Windies were left to endure a nervy finish courtesy of Lokesh Rahul’s (110 not out) maiden T20 century, only for Bravo to dismiss India captain MS Dhoni (43) with the last ball.Johnson Charles (79) and Lewis immediately set about punishing the India attack with a blistering 57-ball partnership of 126.Charles racked up seven maximums and six fours in his 33-ball blitz, but was outdone by Lewis, with five of his nine sixes conceded by Stuart Binny (0-32) in a devastating 11th over.Ravindra Jadeja (2-39) ended his wondrous innings but cameos from Kieron Pollard (22) and Carlos Brathwaite (14) pushed the Windies towards 250 and the target of 246 looked well out of reach when Ajinkya Rahane (7) and Virat Kohli (16) fell early.But Rohit Sharma (62) and Rahul staged a spectacular rebuilding job.Rohit needed only 22 balls to reach his 50 but saw his charge ended by Pollard (1-30). However, there was no stopping Rahul – who made sure the Windies paid the price for dropping him in the ninth over and brought up his 100 in the best possible fashion by carving a six over third man.India went into the final over needing just eight runs but were stymied by the brilliant Bravo, whose display of death bowling ensured they still required two off the last delivery.And Dhoni promptly sliced the final ball to short third man, sparking wild celebrations among a Windies team that now holds a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.(Omnisport)last_img read more

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The Latest: Bucks’ Hill details family experience with virus

first_imgOlympic ice dancer Kaitlyn Weaver is bringing together some of the biggest names in figure skating for a virtual event to raise money through the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.Weaver will host the 3-hour talk show dubbed “We’re All in this Together” from her New York apartment on Saturday. The plan is to video chat with other skaters, past and present, and engage them in games, interviews and other events at the website https://openicelive.com.Among the Americans scheduled to appear are two-time and reigning world champion Nathan Chen, retired stars Scott Hamilton and Brian Boitano, and retired Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Another pair of ice dance Olympic gold medalists, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, will lend some British flavor. Others on tap include Spain’s Javier Fernandez, Russia’s Ekaterina Gordeeva and French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron.___The government in the Netherlands has extended a ban on large events, including professional sports, until Sept. 1 — effectively ending the country’s soccer season. April 21, 2020 UEFA’s previous directive was toned down to “a strong recommendation“ Tuesday to try to complete domestic seasons. Domestic club soccer aims to play into July and August — if resuming games is even possible — with UEFA hoping to complete the Champions League and Europa League later in August.___The 20 clubs in Italy’s top soccer division have unanimously voted in favor of finishing the current season.The Lega Serie A held an assembly with the 20 clubs by videoconference. It released a statement saying all clubs voted “to carry on the 2019-2020 season to the end, if the government allows it to happen.” The ATP and WTA say they are in discussions with the International Tennis Federation and the four Grand Slam tournaments but did not provide any specifics about how much money they are pooling or how it will be distributed.They said they “look forward to finalizing and sharing the further details of a plan in due course.”Pro tennis has been on hold since early March because of the COVID-19 outbreak, and no tournaments will be played before mid-July at the earliest.The French Open postponed its start from May to September, and Wimbledon was canceled for the first time in 75 years.___ The Dutch soccer federation responded by saying it intends to cancel the rest of the 2019-20 season and will consult with European governing body UEFA.UEFA has previously said nations risk losing their Champions League and Europa League entries for next season if organizers end domestic seasons too soon without trying to complete games. However, that stance was eased earlier Tuesday.Nearly all European soccer leagues are on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, but most still hope to resume play in time to finish the season around August.The Dutch league, the Eredivisie, says clubs will speak Friday “about the consequences of the decision” by the government.___ “By the grace of God, she beat it,” Hill said.Hill has been in San Antonio during the NBA’s pandemic-imposed hiatus. Hill says he hasn’t been staying with his wife’s grandmother, though he was able to detail what she endured.Hill says his wife’s grandmother had the chills and a “really high” fever. Hill added on a conference all that she “didn’t eat for a while,” and lost her sense of smell and her sense of taste before getting better.“It just kind of gives you a sense of where life is,” Hill says. “Sometimes we take things for granted and things can go sideways by the snap of a finger.”___ Magic CEO Alex Martins says “this has been a focus for us over the years, and now more than ever this remains a priority. We will continue to work together to make sure we assist those most vulnerable.”The DeVos family previously announced a $2 million compensation fund for Orlando Magic, Amway Center, Lakeland Magic and Orlando Solar Bears hourly workers for games and time missed during the COVID-19 suspension of seasons. Several Magic players and Magic coach Steve Clifford have also championed various charitable causes during the pandemic.___Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has urged his players to accept a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.Al-Khelaifi says in an interview with RMC radio that he is “expecting them to make an effort for the club. They know their responsibilities.” The next games are set to see the introduction of rally and historic motorsport events.Paul Ricard also hosts a Formula One race. It is scheduled for June 28 but widely expected to become the 10th of 22 races this season to be called off amid the virus outbreak.___South Korea’s professional baseball league has decided to begin its season on May 5.The games will be played without fans until the risk of infection from the coronavirus is gone. UEFA vice president Sándor Csányi says playoffs to decide the last four places in the postponed European Championship could be played in October or November.The 16-nation playoffs have twice been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Euro 2020 has been delayed one year.Csányi tells Hungarian media that October and November are options while there is uncertainty about when soccer can resume in Europe. All 55 UEFA member countries are currently scheduled to play Nations League games in October and November.Hungary was drawn to play at Bulgaria in the single knockout Euro 2020 playoffs. The winner will host either Iceland or Romania with a place in the final tournament at stake.Hungary is one of 12 host nations of Euro 2020. ___The deputy head of Germany’s national disease control center has cautioned against coronavirus testing for soccer players in order to restart the league.Regular testing of players and team staff is a key element of a plan to resume German soccer in empty stadiums next month.Robert Koch Institute vice president Lars Schaade says he doesn’t “see why certain sections of the population … should be routinely screened.”Schaade says he would prefer testing to be focused on people who show symptoms or who are linked to an outbreak of the virus. Guidelines say people can only exercise outdoors on their own or with members of the same household.___UEFA is softening its tone toward organizers of national leagues and cups who want to end seasons early before completing all games.After talking with its 55 member federations, UEFA says that “some special cases will be heard“ after guidelines are confirmed for entry paths to next season’s Champions League and Europa League. Those guidelines could be approved Thursday by UEFA’s executive committee.After Belgium’s top-tier league said this month it wanted to declare current standings final, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin warned that countries risked losing European competition entries if they took premature decisions. Serge Aurier has become the latest player from English club Tottenham to flout government guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak after posting videos of him training with teammate Moussa Sissoko.The Ivory Coast defender has now deleted the videos on his Instagram story, which showed him running shuttles and sitting next to Sissoko, disregarding social distancing. Aurier was wearing a face mask.It wasn’t clear where the two players were training.Tottenham says “we shall be speaking to both players involved.”It comes about two weeks after Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was pictured holding a one-on-one training session in north London with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, while two other players ran nearby. Mourinho later acknowledged his session was “not in line with government protocol.”center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill says his wife’s 85-year-old grandmother recently battled the coronavirus. ___The Indiana Hoosiers are changing their policy for football season ticket renewals and season parking passes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.In addition to announcing a two-week extension on the deadline, to May 15, outgoing athletic director Fred Glass says the school will implement a new ticket assurance plan.The policy gives ticket holders the option of receiving a refund or a credit toward a future ticket purchase for any canceled games. The policy applies to all Indiana ticketed events.Glass also introduced a new down payment option, which gives fans the ability to renew season ticket purchases by putting 5% down. The two remaining payments would be due July 15 and Aug. 15. Serie A has been suspended since the government ordered a nationwide lockdown more than a month ago. Twelve rounds remain along with four games that were postponed from the weekend of Feb. 22.The lockdown in Italy is scheduled to expire after May 3.___The ownership of the Orlando Magic have announced a $50,000 donation to a Central Florida food bank and have teamed with Papa John’s to offer a way for their fans to support food-insecure families as well.The DeVos family announced the donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Through May 20 fans can also see 25% of their online-order price at Orlando-area Papa John’s restaurants donated to the food bank as well. ___The New York Road Runners have canceled their in-person events and programs due to the coronavirus. Since March 15, a total of 14 NYRR race events have been canceled. The NYRR said it will continue to work closely with government officials regarding the ongoing status of scheduled in-person events and programs with the possibility of additional cancellations in the future.___The men’s and women’s professional tennis tours say they will administer a player relief fund to help those in the sport dealing with the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Clubs are eager to resume the Bundesliga to avoid financial losses. They are negotiating a tricky political landscape and opposition from some fan groups.The governors of German states Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia have called for a restart of soccer on May 9 but not all states are on board.___The second edition of FIA’s Motorsport Games has been postponed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.The multi-disciple event between various nations was scheduled for Oct. 23-25 at the Circuit Paul Ricard near designated host city Marseille. The new dates are Oct. 22-24 next year at the same place. The NFL has donated $10,000 each to a dozen local agencies around the nation to assist their domestic violence programs.League vice president Troy Vincent says the donations come at a critical time because incidents of domestic violence have the potential to spike because of stay-at-home orders resulting from the new coronavirus pandemic.Vincent says victims are more prone to be abused because “there’s nowhere to hide” while required to be at home. He notes anxiety over job and financial uncertainties can serve as triggers for abusers.Vincent has been a long-time advocate in speaking out against domestic violence after growing up in an abusive household.New York’s Niagara Frontier’s YWCA CEO Kathleen Granchelli welcomed the donation by noting her association’s shelter and housing facilities are currently full and counselors busy. She says victims of domestic violence are “coping with unimaginable trauma.” Associated Press The Latest: Bucks’ Hill details family experience with virus Players on French clubs are all on temporary layoffs. That means a small cut in pay of 16 percent and the state picks up a portion of the rest.Players at clubs in other countries have taken large pay cuts amid the uncertainty.PSG’s squad includes world-class players Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Ángel Di María and Edinson Cavani.Al-Khelaifi says “our wage bill is of substantial volume” and “we risk suffering colossal losses” at the end of the season.___ The league plans to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule but has decided scrap its all-star game and shorten the first round of the playoffs from a best-of-five to best-of-three series.The KBO says it could shorten the regular season if infections erupt. The league will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Watford Captain Says Isaac Success Has a Lot to Learn

first_imgWatford captain, Troy Deeney has outlined the recipe which Nigerian striker, Isaac Success must employ if he is to attain admirable heights in English football.Success has impressed with his pace, power and end-product since his €15 million switch from Spanish club, Granada.He netted his only Premier League goal till date in spectacular fashion against AFC Bournemouth earlier this month but Deeney believes there is still more in the locker room of the Super Eagles man. “Everyone forgets he’s just a young man. He’s built like a big man but he’s definitely a young man.“He’s got a lot to learn, a lot to offer,” he told www.wdsport.co.uk.Success recently spoke highly of Deeney and compatriot, Ighalo, explaining that he learns a lot from the accomplished duo.Denney corroborated his young teammate’s submission and predicts a big future for him.“As the captain, you just try and guide him. We see the talent he possesses and the pace, we’ve just got to put the ball in the right areas for him and he can cause havoc.“I’m happy for him and now it’s his job to keep in the team. It’s the hardest thing to do: to stay in the team,” he said.It is not only teammates who have been left impressed by Success’ qualities as former Premier League stars now working as pundits have also taken the time to salute his qualities.Matt Le Tissier and Jamie Redknapp both believe Success can go on to achieve big things in the English game if he keeps his feet firmly on the ground.“Each time you see him you go, ‘Oh, hang on a minute. This boy has got something,’” said Matt Le Tissier on Sky Sports.“He looks sharp and deserves his start (against Middlesborough on October 16) as Ighalo has been struggling for quite some time now,” Le Tissier said.Pundits rarely appraise Watford without talking about Deeney and Ighalo.They now have another centre-forward to throw into the mix.“Deeney will enjoy having someone like Success running off him.“He’s got real pace; he’s an exciting talent. He can travel with the ball and gets you up the pitch.“They were so reliant on Deeney and Ighalo last year – this guy gives them a different option. You can hit teams on the counter with him in the side,” Redknapp said.Success started his first league game for Watford on Sunday and was rewarded with the man-of-the-match award for his troubles.His performance was however by no means perfect according to the Watford manager, Walter Mazzarri.“He did much better in the other games when he came on from the bench.“It’s not easy to start a game. It’s completely different but if he gets his full condition then he also needs to learn some things and he will be a great player,” Mazzarri said.The 20-year-old Nigerian forward had one attempt on target, won 60 per cent of his 15 duels, attempted four dribbles and gained possession for his side six times in the 1-0 win against Boro at the Riverside.He was therefore understandably delighted with his display at the Riverside Stadium, especially at the chance to make his first start in the colours of the Hornets.“I’m happy to get my first 90 minutes with the team, we won the game so it’s a good start for me,” said Success.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Undefeated No. 12 Ohio State mirrors 2010 USC team

first_img“Leveling the Playing Field” runs Fridays. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Sean at swmccorm@usc.edu. During the last four weeks, the parallels between 2012 Ohio State in its first season of sanctions and 2010 USC were becoming a little too eerie. Both teams fumbled through their first four games, narrowly beating teams they should have obliterated and shakily clinging to their undefeated status, with pollsters still pinning them around the middle of the Associated Press top-25 poll —mostly in deference to historical precedent.Fast start · Despite starting 4-0 in 2010, quarterback Mitch Mustain and USC would drop five of their final nine games, to finish 8-5 overall. – Daily Trojan file photoIn the fifth week of the 2010 season, USC fell to unranked Washington on a last-minute 32-yard field goal by Erik Folk — a newly-minted Trojan nemesis who had also beat USC in 2009 — that set in motion a dismal 4-5 finish to the season and booted the Trojans from the top 25.To be honest, I expected the same of Ohio State in its road matchup against No. 20 Michigan State last Saturday.For everyone who came away unimpressed with USC’s methodical 27-9 dismantling of Cal, look no further than the week before to see the Buckeyes’ fortunate 35-28 victory over the Golden Bears on a 72-yard touchdown heave to wide receiver Devin Smith in the game’s waning moments. The preceding week’s lackluster 29-15 edging of still-winless UAB — at home, nonetheless — didn’t convert many to the Buckeyes’ bandwagon.In advance of Ohio State’s first road game of the season, I anticipated (and, admittedly, hoped) the longtime Big Ten behemoth would stumble badly, as college football’s karmic way of punishing the Buckeyes for evading penalties far worse than whatever the Trojan administration was “supposed to know.”Understandably, USC fans met Ohio State’s December 2011 sanctions with universal scorn. Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel denied knowing his players were selling signed Ohio State memorabilia for tattoos — a blatant lie. There was even a paper trail linking former quarterback Terrelle Pryor to checks he received from a Columbus sports memorabilia dealer when he was a student at Ohio State — a smoking gun if there ever was one.This is not the space, however, to relive past injustices. Trying to sort out the NCAA’s “rationale” can make your head spin.The fact of the matter is: the Buckeyes did not falter against Michigan State, staving off the Spartans’ fourth quarter comeback attempt with stout defense and notching a narrow 17-16 win in East Lansing, Mich.Now No. 12 Ohio State rightfully sits one spot ahead of No. 13 USC, though its positioning is largely inconsequential to the Trojans because the Buckeyes are not eligible for the postseason.Ohio State, much like USC and every other team besides Alabama and perhaps Oregon, is flawed. It is subject to bouts of poor tackling, leading to explosive plays for opponents, and is over reliant on quarterback Braxton Miller’s playmaking ability with his legs. When Miller exited twice in the game against the Spartans, it became clear that needing a quarterback to run for more than 100 yards each game to win is a risky proposition.Despite these flaws, however, there is significantly more hype surrounding the Buckeyes going forward than the 2010 Trojans ever had for two main reasons: The beleaguered Big Ten is eminently winnable and coach Urban Meyer is much more likeable than USC coach Lane Kiffin.USC faced an uphill battle against Oregon and Stanford in 2010 and 2011, so the Trojans mostly disappeared from the public consciousness until they shocked Oregon at Autzen Stadium last season.Moreover, the public perception of Kiffin was — and still is in many circles — of a petulant, entitled narcissist who rode his father’s coattails into the coaching profession. Critics believe a guy, who had burned so many bridges in the past surely had no chance of resurrecting the program.Meyer, on the other hand, is universally respected, especially after successful stints at Utah and Florida.By almost all accounts, the Buckeyes are positioned much better this season than the Trojans were in 2010.That said, don’t let it surprise you if the season suddenly turns south and, you quickly begin to hear analysts professing the team’s imminent decline.A loss to No. 21 Nebraska at home Saturday could begin a downward spiral similar to the one the Trojans experienced in 2010 after their upset loss to the Huskies.In fact, controversy is already lurking beneath the surface.On Sunday, news broke that Michigan State’s coaching staff accused Meyer’s assistants of doctoring the game film the team is obligated to send opponents before each game. Meyer’s film crew allegedly cut out pre-snap motions on offense, so that the Spartans couldn’t study the different motions the Buckeyes run out of various formations.If this story balloons any further and coincides with an upset loss to the Cornhuskers, the Buckeyes might tread the same lonesome road of the hated and ignored the Trojans navigated a mere two years ago.The verdict is still up in the air on how Ohio State will fare in the later stages of the season once the reality that they are not playing for a bowl game really settles. But the Buckeyes should know that early season success doesn’t mean much when you’re sanctioned.Take it from a USC program that’s already been down the bowl-less road.last_img read more

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Apply for World Cup visas early – Brazil Ambassador

first_imgThe Brazil Embassy in Ghana says it is ready to handle the expected high visa application for the 2014 World Cup but has urged fans to begin their application process early to avoid the challenges often associated to such last minute rushes.According to the embassy, a task force had been put in place to handle the about 3,200 visa applications likely to come from Ghana for the World Cup.While the task force has begun work, albeit without pressure at the moment, they expect the pressure to be more intense between March and May, when most fans would be concluding their travelling arrangements.Madam Irene Vida Gala, the Brazil Ambassador to Ghana in an interview with the Daily Graphic, said her outfit was ready to attend to everyone who satisfied all the requirements for applying for a World Cup visa or tourist visa even during the world fiesta but it would be in the interest of both applicants and the embassy if the process was hastened.Madam Gala explained that as of last Friday, many tickets had been sold to fans who applied for them on the FIFA online ticketing sales and since they had been issued with their confirmation slips and had made air ticket flight bookings, as well as confirmed their accommodation bookings, they could go ahead and apply for the visa.The second window for fans to apply for tickets closed last Friday and those who were unsuccessful or are yet to buy a ticket would have to wait till March 11, when the final window opens. However, the last phase for the ticket sales would be on first come, first served basis, thus fans who want to go to Brazil at all cost would have to hurry in placing their order when the FIFA window opens. Madam Gala also indicated that by the process used by FIFA for the ticket sales, no tour operator in Ghana was chosen to sell tickets on behalf of football”™s world governing body and said tour operators who were planning to organise trips for the World Cup were also required to book for the tickets for their clients online.She, however, indicated that the embassy were liaising with interested tour operators to ensure that things was well ironed out so no one is disadvantaged.“The World Cup visas would be issued for free so we would want to give it out to those who will really make use of it. Otherwise, it will be waste of time and resources on both sides.”last_img read more

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Lomus choose France, not NZ

first_imgPhoto by: PAUL CHILDS/REUTERS (Caption: Sebastien Chabal appears with Brayley and Dhyreille Lomu, the sons of late All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu) The late Jonah Lomu’s young sons Dhyreille and Brayley are in Europe supporting France in their bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. And the pair made a startling admission to French Newspaper Le Parisien. They’d choose to play for France over the All Blacks.Asked by Le Parisien if they were ready to become All Blacks in future, they replied in unison: “No, we want to play for France.” Not what you want to hear from the young sons of one of our greatest All Black wingers, is it?Dhyreille Lomu was born in France during his father’s brief stint playing for Marseille, hence any eligibility discussions wouldn’t be an issue.Dhyreille and brother Brayley Lomu made the journey to London as the French union presented its bid to host the 2023 World Cup, along with rival bidders South Africa and Ireland.According to legendary French flanker Sebastien Chabal, the pair were on hand to back the bid because they’d love to head to their second home for a World Cup experience in six years’ time.Chabal explained that Dhyreille Lomu was born in France, “And as he told us earlier, quite simply, he’s known as the Frenchie at home,” Chabal told the Mirror.”And Jonah Lomu loves France, that’s where they saw their daddy playing rugby. Today I speak in their name.”They said they would love to come back in 2023 to experience the World Cup in the country where their father was so happy.”I’ll leave it up to them to decide which jersey they will wear, blue or black, but they are very proud of this dual nationality, this dual identity and that’s why they’re with us today.”Lomu’s stint in France came towards the end of his career, which also included a stint with the Cardiff Blues in Europe.Lomu died in November 2015.Nadene Lomu, who travelled with her boys to France and London, told Le Parisien the idea for their appearance came from Claude Atcher, the director of the French bid and a man well known to Lomu during his time in Marseille.”They were very excited,” Nadene Lomu said of the boys when the idea of the trip came about.”For us, France is our second home. Dhyreille was born in Marseille. He tells everyone that he is French. Jonah loved this country very much and we feel good about it.”The Mirror reported that French rugby federation president Bernard Laporte hailed the appearance, saying it was “very good of them” to travel from New Zealand.While the Lomu boys are backing the French bid, president Emmanuel Macron has apparently distanced himself from any World Cup bid and declined to provide video support for their presentation to World Rugby.last_img read more

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Rabbitohs players reportedly caught up in Auckland lewd video chat

first_imgPhoto caption: South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Anthony Seibold A 23-year-old woman has claimed two high-profile South Sydney players exposed themselves during a video chat without her consent.The video chat is reported to have involved several star players, but only two have been accused of misbehaving, reports the Daily Telegraph.One player allegedly exposed his genitals, while a second flashed his bottom – which the reportedly woman has screenshots of.It is understood the players were celebrating their 30-10 win over the New Zealand Warriors on May 26 in Auckland.Seibold told reporters on Friday he had not seen the picture sent to the club, and he insists all the team is focused on is their semi-final against the Dragons on Saturday.”I’m not obliged to talk about it, I’m obliged to talk about the game,” Seibold said.”I’m not going to play judge and jury today. Most of my time has been spent with management this morning.”With regards to the accusations, we take the accusations seriously, as do the integrity unit. At the moment, they’re accusations. I’ve not seen any photos myself. I’ve heard the accusations and I’m not willing to make any comment until the investigation is completed.”It’s a bit of chaos but the players can handle it. It’s not ideal. We’ve got our last practice today.”The club released a statement on the issue earlier.”The South Sydney Rabbitohs will investigate claims in today’s media regarding alleged player behaviour in May this year. A thorough investigation will be undertaken in conjunction, and in close cooperation, with the NRL’s integrity unit,” it read.”Since receiving contact details last night for the female involved, Rabbitohs officials have attempted to make contact via phone and email. The Rabbitohs take any allegations of player misbehaviour very seriously and will not be making any further comment until the completion of the investigation.”In the days after the alleged incident, it’s claimed one of the players in question repeatedly tried to called the woman, even after she had made it clear she wanted to be left alone.She then contacted the club to inform them about the issue on June 1, but claims she never heard back from the club despite repeated emails, which resulted in her going to the media.A club spokesman confirmed the woman’s initial email was received by the club’s football operations manager Brock Schafer on June 1. But subsequent emails from the woman on June 5 and August 31 were never responded to.The spokesman said the woman’s emails were identified as spam mail by the club’s mail server – a conclusion supported by an independent contractor’s investigation of the club’s email system.”I do know that there’s been an independent company come in to look at the email trail and again I’m not across that,” Seibold added.”The NRL integrity unit, from my understanding, have known about this for a couple of days, I don’t know how long they’ve known about it for, what the communications channels were and why it is the focus on the day before a semi-final.”Obviously like I said before, it is not ideal that these accusations have come out – they’re front page news, it is not what anyone wants. It’s not what I want, it is not what our game needs. I would rather talk about tonight’s game and tomorrow night’s game.”The Daily Telegraph didn’t name the accused players.last_img read more

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Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Hornets in Korver’s debut

first_imgUtah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder, center, talks with Donovan Mitchell, right, and Ricky Rubio, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Robert Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Utah Jazz scored 54 points off 3-pointers to hold off the Charlotte Hornets 119-111 on Friday night.Kyle Korver made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in the debut of his second stint with the Jazz, who acquired the veteran from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. Jae Crowder, Korver’s former teammate in Cleveland, added 24 points off the bench for Utah.ADVERTISEMENT The Hornets got within six points with just over nine minutes left in the game, but Korver hit a pair of 3s to help hold them off.Utah took its biggest lead at the start of the second period, a 16-point advantage, behind 10 points from Mitchell and eight from Crowder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCharlotte clawed back late in the first half, mostly behind star Kemba Walker and veteran Tony Parker, and tied the game for the first time midway through the third period on a three-point play by guard Jeremy Lamb.But Utah kept hitting 3s. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Joe Ingles made a 24-footer, Mitchell hit a 27-footer and Crowder, who finished with six 3s, connected on a 25-footer during a 90-second stretch late in the third period to get the lead back to 13.TIP-INSJazz: Went 5 of 11 on 3-pointers in the first quarter to build a 33-19 lead.Hornets: Charlotte was without starter Cody Zeller most of the game. The center left in the second quarter with a left rib contusion and didn’t return. … Lamb has scored at least 18 points in eight of his last nine games.WELCOME BACKADVERTISEMENT This was the annual return to North Carolina for Jazz coach Quin Snyder, who played at Duke. The Blue Devils went to the Final Four three times in Snyder’s four seasons.BACK AND FORTHThe Jazz and Hornets have split their two-game season series in each of the past four years, with the home team prevailing in all eight of those games. Utah will have a chance to sweep this season’s series when hosts the Hornets on April 1.UP NEXTJazz: At Miami on Sunday night.Hornets: Host New Orleans on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Irving scores 29 as Celtics blast Cavs Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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