The 27-year-old reacted angrily during Manchester United’s 1-0 win at St James’ Park earlier this month with television replays appearing to show him spitting at the Magpies striker. Evans denied the charge but the Football Association decided his actions warranted a six-match ban. Cisse was banned for seven games after a clearer spit in the aftermath of the clash between the two players, with the extra game due to an earlier suspension for violent conduct. However, Evans still does not accept his part in the incident and says his family would have been “disgusted” with him if the allegations were true. “I did not have the intent to spit at an opponent, so when the FA charged me with that I could never accept it,” Evans told The Times. “To spit at anyone is one of the most disgusting things you can do; it’s low and cheap. I would never think to spit at someone. You just look like an idiot. “So I can totally understand there is an image around that, and in the British game and our society it’s not something that is accepted, and rightly so. “But I was able to go home and look my mum and dad in the eye because if I’d genuinely spat at someone I think they would have been disgusted in me. “It’s not the background I come from in Northern Ireland. My mum and dad would have given me a rollicking if I had done that.” Evans admitted that he is a ‘habitual’ spitter and has been pulled up on it by his wife Helen several times. He is now working to cut it out of his game and believes it could be a nervous habit. Evans added: “In training this week I turned to spit and thought, ‘No, I can’t spit’ and tried to stop myself. So that’s something I’m trying to work on.” Evans has still to serve part of his ban and will miss the Premier League games against Liverpool, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Chelsea. Press Association Manchester United defender Jonny Evans maintains he did not wilfully spit at Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.
A central Florida man is in custody after allegedly having cocaine on his nose during a traffic stop, but he told deputies, “It’s not mine.”Over the weekend, deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a car. They noticed the passenger, 20-year-old Fabricio Tueros Jimenez, had white powder around his nostrils.Deputies swabbed his nose and the powder tested positive for cocaine. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies found a bag of powder cocaine on Jimenez, and a backpack with 250 grams of marijuana and 13 Xanax pills in the car.The sheriff’s office said while they took Jimenez into custody, he said the cocaine wasn’t his.
OVER 25 fitness enthusiasts, inclusive of five females, will take centre stage at the Guyana Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation Novice Championships, which is billed for the Theatre Guild on May 18.Kevon Bess, who won the presidency of the federation in March, told the Guyana Chronicle that the new executive members have been working hard to get systems in place for the first bodybuilding competition for 2019 and have had outreach missions to several gyms in Georgetown, Linden, East Coast Demerara and Berbice.“This competition will see at least 25 athletes on stage; this is after a dip in the number of athletes competing in bodybuilding competition. It’s always a task to get new athletes, but with our proactive outreach to different gyms throughout Guyana we were able to meet athletes in their comfort space and to encourage them to take the stage.”Amongst the gyms expected to be a part of the event includes Power House Gym (Berbice), L and I Fitness Gym (Essequibo), Upper Demerara Barbell Club, Space Gym, Fitness 53, Tower Gym, Body Alive, Total Fitness, Perry’s Gym, Benjamin’s Gym, Fitness Paradise, Extreme Fitness Club and Life Gym.Tickets will cost $1,500 and the show is expected to start at 19:00h.BECKLES CLASSIC AND IFBB FEEThe executive members are also working on selecting a team to represent Guyana at the Darcy Beckles Classic, which is set for Barbados in July.One of the main hurdles according to Bess (who had also served as head of the GABBFF from 2012-2016) is to secure payment to the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB).“Another task that we have at hand is the payment of some $2,500,000.00 to IFBB, so that our athletes can compete at the IFBB affiliates competition. Discussions on the issue of a partial or whole waiver of the said fees were in progress before my departure from office in 2017. Unfortunately, those discussions and negotiations were not followed up and we ended up at square one. Hopefully, this nightmarish issue can be settled once and for all and our athletes can compete at the highest level without any hindrance.”
“Lagos remains as the home of teakwondo where every stakeholder wants to visit,” he remarked. He thanked their sponsors, coca-cola, Afriglobal Insurance Brokers, NEM Insurance and Indomie for their support in helping to actualize their dream through the sponsorship.He assured that the state will continue to play her leading role in the developing the art not only in Nigeria but the entire West Africa sub-region as the flagship of Taekwondo in this part of the world.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Over 300 Taekwondo Players drawn from across the world will participate at the 4th edition of the Lagos State Taekwondo International Classics holding from November 23-25, at Sir Molade Okoya Thomas hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.A breakdown of the figures shows that the host country Nigeria top the list with highest number of athletes while Ghana, Senegal and Mali are leading the pack of foreign athletes coming for the big event that would be used to round off the 2017 Taekwondo activities in the state.According to the chairman of the Main Organising Committee, Jimmy Ogunowo, who is also the chairman of the Lagos State Taekwondo Association said he is not surprised at the encouraging number of entries which appears to be the highest so far in the history of the championship.
It began at 152 pounds with Dom Ianno pinning Ryan Hemund midway through the second period and continued with Chris Ianno (160 pounds) holding off Connor Kral 7-2.Three of the next four bouts were forfeits to Jeremy Valerio (170 pounds), Hamier Williams-Borges (195 pounds) and Jake Ronan (220 pounds), but Naz Kelly wrestled at 182 pounds and beat Fred Pickard 11-5.After J.J. Guindy, at 285 pounds, pinned Korban Haney early in the third period, B’ville won the next three bouts, though Rocco Degiormo wrestled well at 113 pounds in a 14-9 loss to Aidan Cali. Though it had to hold most of its competitions away from home this winter, the Liverpool wrestling team turned this into an opportunity to demonstrate that it could succeed anywhere.The Warriors clinched the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division regular-season title last Monday night when it traveled to Baldwinsville and dominated the Bees, prevailing by a score of 59-15.What made this win so unique for the Warriors was that it won the first seven bouts on the card, and then swept the last five. Once Jeremy Ianno, at 120 pounds, used an overtime takedown to beat Mason Clark 8-6, the Warriors didn’t lose again, Jacob Ianno following up at 126 pounds with a 9-1 win over Max Naples.Jeremiah Paulson (132 pounds) got a third-period pin over Brandon Levin and Jonah Gellar, at 138 pounds, handled Jaden Prince 13-3 as Paul Marquis (145 pounds) claimed a forfeit.With that league title secure, Liverpool had a unique meet against New Hartford 24 hours later, with Zogg Middle School serving as the venue for the Warriors’ lone “home” meet of the winter.This served as Senior Night to honor the current Liverpool wrestlers and a chance to welcome back alumni, too, and the Warriors celebrated by defeating the Spartans 69-15 with pins earned by Isaiah Cordova (145) along with Jacob Ianno, Dom Ianno and Chris Ianno.At Cazenovia on Thursday, it was more of the same, the Warriors handling the Lakers 61-12. Pins were earned by Degiormo, Cordova, Jeremy Ianno and Dom Ianno.There were some close bouts, too, whether it was Williams-Borges topping John Frega 4-1 or Guindy claiming a 2-0 decision over Carter Polhamus. Gellar beat Lucca Ferreira 9-2 and Chris Ianno handled Alex Rodriguez 13-3.Cicero-North Syracuse had its own meet against Baldwinsville last Wednesday night, and by claiming the first seven bouts on the card, the Northstars built an insurmountable advantage and earned a 54-27 win over the Bees.Dan Sweeney got it going at 113 with an 8-4 win over Clark, followed at 120 by Harrison Portorsnok fighting into overtime to edge Naples 2-0.In between forfeits to Dominick Racht (126) and John Sherbourne (145), Gaetano Julian (132) and Vincent Ciciarelli (138) both earned pins – Julian over Prince, Ciciarelli over Levin.Adam Brown’s pin of Ryan Hemund at 152 completed the run, and though Dylan Firenze (160) lost 7-3 to Connor Kral, Adam Rush (220) pinned Jacob Mitts, with forfeits going to Zach Overton (170) and Kamdin Bembry (195).And it all leads C-NS and Liverpool to this Saturday’s Section III Class AA championships, held at Auburn, which get underway at 10 a.m.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: C-NSliverpoolwrestling
“At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad,” Violet narrates. “All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.” Since my last article for this column was published, not once did I imagine that I would write this latest piece at the desk in my childhood home drinking a homemade iced matcha latte. But after Billie Eilish announced she’s postponing her tour and the NBA suspended its 2020 season, here we are right? All that’s happened these past few weeks just goes to show how fast circumstances can change. And despite how scary that might be, it’s OK. We will tackle whatever comes our way, just like the Baudelaire children did in “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Lemony Snicket’s 13 novels follow the tragic tales of the three orphaned Baudelaire children Violet, Klaus and Sunny. Though they aren’t challenged by the onset of a deadly virus, they instead must grapple with their parents’ sudden death. After their parents die in a fire that destroys the family’s home, the siblings discover a letter addressed to them by their mother and father among the debris. (Kevin Yin | Daily Trojan) As evident by the emails rolling in from the Office of the Provost, USC Housing, professors and club presidents, the second semester of my first year here at USC has taken a 180 degree turn. From moving out most of my belongings from my dorm room to canceling my flight to New York (goodbye Spring Break 2020), my anxiety has slowly begun to swallow me whole. What seemed distant and unconcerning to me and my fellow Trojans became a prevailing obstacle to the whole country. Named a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the coronavirus has become an international crisis affecting millions. Yet with this tragedy, I urge you all to keep your spirits up. From having to escape the cruelty of Count Olaf, to witnessing their Aunt Josephine fall out of a large window and to encountering another tragic fire, the three Baudelaire children face the unimaginable at the turn of every page in the series. Having their fair share of near-death experiences, these children are the very definition of perseverance. In stark contrast, we have it much easier. All we need to do is practice social distancing and stay at home during this quarantine. If the past two weeks haven’t been a series of unfortunate events, then I really don’t know what is. If the Baudelaire children could push through and survive the worst of circumstances, I believe that we are all capable of navigating through these trying times. So trust me when I say that we are all going to get through this rough, trying experience. We will take it one day at a time. Fortunately, I promise you that together, we will endure this series of unfortunate events. This is not the end of the world. In the meantime, take advantage of the isolation and give yourself the much needed time for introspection. The extra time that we seem to have on our hands is a blessing in disguise. It gives us the opportunity to grow in our relationships with not only others, but ourselves. It reminds us that after every difficulty, there will be peace and comfort. It teaches us to be patient. Her parents’ emphasis on seeing the best in the worst speaks greatly on the current global situation. As governments, doctors and organizations fight against the coronavirus, we must not forget that through this adversity we will emerge whole and tenacious. Similar to the way the outbreak of the virus has altered people’s lives in the span of days, the death of the Baudelaire children’s parents changed their lives forever. At the ages of just 14, 12 and possibly 1 (although undetermined), Violet, Klaus and Sunny are forced to navigate the ups and downs of the real world. The uncertainty of a promising future adds to their strenuous battle as they get passed around from relative to relative in each sequential book. Before delving into their story, I want to iterate that in no way do I intend to belittle the current situation and the threat the coronavirus poses to society. I extend my personal sorrows and love to those suffering in any way because of it. With China in the process of healing, Italy deep in the trenches attempting to decrease the death toll and the United States in the midst of policy uncertainty, countries around the world are uniting in the hope of alleviating the global health crisis. Aisha Patel is a freshman writing about fiction in parallel to current events. Her column, “Fiction but Fact,” runs every other Wednesday.
The Milwaukee Bucks continued their franchise-best start and pulled within two games of matching their all-time longest winning streak on Saturday, routing the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 125-108.Milwaukee faced little resistance from a struggling Cleveland bunch. The Bucks jumped to an 18-point halftime lead and expanded the gap to as many as 28 points in the third quarter on the way to their 18th straight win.The Bucks’ 24-3 start is the best in the 52-year history of the organization. To match the 20-game winning streak of the Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-led 1970-71 Bucks, this 2019-20 squad will have to beat two of the hottest teams in the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers, next week.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points, and Khris Middleton added 24 points, leading six Bucks scoring in double-figures. Donte DiVincenzo made the start at point guard and recorded 15 points with five rebounds and four assists.Robin Lopez notched 16 points with a team-high six rebounds, while George Hill and Ersan Ilyasova both chipped in 11 points.Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer gave the bench plenty of minutes, limiting reigning Most Valuable Player Antetokounmpo to 24 minutes. Antetokounmpo sat out Milwaukee’s win over New Orleans on Wednesday to rest a sore quadriceps muscle.Despite playing below almost seven minutes his season-long average, Antetokounmpo recorded his 11th consecutive game with at least 24 points and a field-goal shooting percentage above 50 percent.Sputtering Cleveland dropped its 15th game over the last 17, a skid dating back to Nov. 12. Kevin Porter Jr. led the Cavaliers scoring 15 points off the bench. Jordan Clarkson added 13 points also in a reserve role.Cleveland got just 50 points from its starting five, led by Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love each with 12 points. Love added 10 rebounds.Watch the highlights below: Source: Reuters Tags: Cleveland CavaliersGiannis AntetokounmpoMilwaukee BucksNBA
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Paris, France | AFP | Increasing numbers of professional footballers are struggling with anxiety and depression having been forced out of action with the sport suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by global players’ union FIFPro released on Monday.FIFPro surveyed 1,602 players across 16 countries, including England, Scotland, France, Australia and the United States, with 468 female players featured in the study.It found that 13 percent of male players surveyed, and 22 percent of female players, reported symptoms of depression. Close to one in five of both male and female players reported symptoms of anxiety.“In football, suddenly young men and women athletes are having to cope with social isolation, a suspension of their working lives and doubts about their future,” said Vincent Gouttebarge, a French former player who is FIFPro’s chief medical officer.While many countries have gone into strict lockdowns in attempts to slow the spread of Covid-19, Gouttebarge pointed out that many professional footballers live in foreign countries without family, and in many cases suffer added anxiety because of being on short-term contracts.The FIFPro survey follows an identical study undertaken in December and January which found that the percentage of players reporting symptoms of depression were much lower — just 11 percent among females and six percent among males — although it involved only 307 players. “In us performing the study and publishing these results we are very conscious that what we are communicating here is a reflection of a problem in broader society that affects many more people than our members,” said FIFPro’s General Secretary, Jonas Baer-Hoffmann.“I think the emphasis should be more on understanding that football players in general are actually more similar to average society than most people think.”Footballers in many countries have been confined to their homes with competitions having been suspended since mid-March.Discussions are ongoing among federations and governing bodies about how and when the season can resume, with Europe’s biggest leagues hopeful of starting again soon with matches behind closed doors.However, Baer-Hoffmann sounded a note of caution and dismissed suggestions that the study provided any argument for rushing back onto the field.“If we were to pressure players back in an environment where they may feel their safety is being put in danger, then it would rather add to their anxiety and concern,” he said.Share on: WhatsApp
ARN CRISWELL Arn Criswell and Isaac Eubanks eat, sleep and breathe the game of ice hockey.“I wanted to play hockey because I saw Sidney Crosby on television and he scored a goal and I said ‘I can do that. I want to score a goal,’” said Criswell a 14-year-old Propel School ninth grader who lives in the Hill District. “As a goalie you’re always a leader.”Criswell currently serves as a goal tender for the Castle Shannon-based Pittsburgh Predators ice hockey team.The first year that the Pittsburgh Penguins went to the Winter Classic, Eubanks knew he wanted to take that same journey one day.“I took my brother’s skates and we were playing street hockey. It was a lot of fun and I thought it was more fun than any other sport and I started asking my parents to buy hockey equipment,” said Eubanks, a 14-year old Propel Junior High School eighth grader who resides in Whittaker. He currently serves as center defenseman/forward on the Pittsburgh Predators team along with Criswell.Both boys learned the ins and outs of hockey from the Pittsburgh ICE (Inclusion Creates Equality) hockey team.According to Kimberly L. Slater-Wood, director of outreach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, “Pittsburgh ICE falls under the Pittsburgh Penguins youth hockey program and is supported through the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Additionally, Pittsburgh ICE is included under the NHL Diversity program Hockey is for Everyone.”Pittsburgh ICE was created in 2000 with the support of the Pittsburgh Penguins and its alumni association. It provides boys and girls the chance to learn the game. Pittsburgh ICE is one of more than 40 Hockey is for everyone programs in the United States. Used equipment is donated to the program reducing the cost for players to $40, which covers registration.“By deepening its footprint, particularly in the urban communities, more African-American children between the ages of 5-18 will have an opportunity to learn to play the great game of ice hockey under the direction of coach Howard Smith and his staff,” Slater-Wood said.Both Criswell and Eubanks have learned invaluable lessons about ice hockey and life under the tutelage of Smith.“What I saw special in Arn and Isaac is what I saw in myself years ago,” said Smith who has coached Criswell for five years on the Pittsburgh ICE hockey team and Eubanks for four years. “I saw two individuals who were really dedicated to the game of hockey. As these guys progress, the sky is the limit. I really hope Arn and Isaac take hockey to the next level and play at the college level. They are both good role models and mentors to the other kids on the team.”Slater-Wood concurs with Smith.“Arn and Isaac are skilled youth hockey players and stellar young men. They are among several trailblazers in a sport that is primarily homogenous when it comes to race. These young men are focused, diligent and love to play the game of ice hockey. Their athleticism in youth hockey began with the introduction and exposure to an untraditional sport for most African-Americans. Willie O’Ree broke the color barrier in ice hockey and Arn and Isaac are carrying the torch,” Slater-Wood said.Both Eubanks and Criswell believe that if more Black kids were exposed to ice hockey, they would want to play the sport.Despite the low number of African-Americans, Criswell and Eubanks are like brothers when on the ice whether it be with the Pittsburgh Predators or Pittsburgh ICE.“We work hard and motivate each other,” both boys said. In addition to learning how to skate on the ice and the basics of hockey, the members of Pittsburgh ICE are taught commitment, perseverance and teamwork.“It teaches them to respect authority and how to negotiate and that carries over into adulthood,” said Criswell’s mother, Lereeta Payne about the Pittsburgh ICE program. “They travel to places like Penn State, Detroit, Washington, D.C. Pittsburgh ICE allows Arn to see other parts of the world. We are very proud of him.”The Eubanks family agree.“We’re very proud of Isaac. We’re proud of how he’s learned the sport of hockey. He’s not aggressive, he’s patient. He knows that you’re going to either win or lose,” said his mother, Elnora and father, Isaac, Sr. (Anyone interested in learning more about Pittsburgh ICE is encouraged to contact Slater-Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.)