No resolution to SBW and sponsor’s logo

first_imgPhoto: Photosport Sonny Bill Williams in his Blues jersey with the BNZ logos taped over on the collar. A statement issued by the Blues this morning says they and New Zealand rugby have been in discussions with sponsors BNZ and will announce the outcome of those shortly.The statement said neither the Blues nor Williams will be making any comment prior to that.Under their collective contract players can lodge conscientious objections to promoting finance, alcohol, tobacco, gambling companies and banks.RNZ Sport understands Williams had told the Blues he didn’t want to have BNZ on his jersey, but that they hadn’t made a personalised one for him in time for his return to the playing field.It’s understood Williams didn’t cover over the logo of international banking group Investec, who’s logo appears on all of the New Zealand Super rugby jersey’s, as he was unaware they were a bank.last_img

Good boxing in week two of Contender 2016

first_img“We had a great night and everyone is happy” gushed Wray and Nephew  Welterweight Contender 2016 promoter Mark Kenny,  to The Sunday Gleaner last Wednesday night, after  American boxer DeMarcus Corley gave an excellent performance,  that not only pleased the large crowd that turned up at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, but also gave him a unanimous decision over, Guyanese boxer Iwan Azore. This was the second night of competition in the series which will run until July. The first week’s  edition  was one of the worst in many years, as  the main bout between Jamaican Richard “Frog” Holmes and Xzaviar Ford from New Orleans, USA,  ended in 55 seconds. Ford, a plucky 19 -year- old boxer, suffered a torn  tendon in his right shoulder only 55 seconds after the fight started,  and was declared the loser by technical knockout. Everyone, including the two boxers,  left the auditorium disappointed. Last Wednesday saw the opposite. The fight,  which was  scheduled for five rounds, went the distance, and Corley was declared the winner by unanimous decision. All three judges, Joseph Cooper, Eion Jardine and Laurence Neufville scored the  fight 50-44 in his favour. It was a classic matching of boxing skills, between two very experienced men, and there was just enough of all facets of the “Sweet Science” to please the fans. Corley showed the boxing and defensive skills that he has garnered over 70 fights. He had a 43- 26 -1 record going into the fight and it showed. Boxing from a southpaw stance, he outjabbed Azore, the Guyanese welterweight champion, who had a 16-5-3 record, and when the game Guyanese fighter tried to  score points with attacks to the body and head, Corley deftly manoeuvred himself out of trouble.   The pattern was set from the first round with Corley repeatedly scoring points with his jabs. He also showed  great defensive skills,  as he repeatedly slipped counter punches from Azore,  with deft movements  of head and feet.  In the second round, combination hooks to the body and head  were the punches of choice for Corley, while Azore kept himself in the hunt with his jabs. In the two amateur bouts on the card, middleweight Carlton Reid from the St. Thomas Boxing Club scored a unanimous decision over Oshane Williams from Sugar Olympic gym, while light welterweight Collel Hogg from the Stanley Couch gym,  scored a first round technical knockout victory over Nashan Rose from Sugar Olympic gym.last_img read more

Fury back in boxing to ‘inspire others,’ win belts back

first_imgLATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “In November 2015, I became the best heavyweight fighter in my era at the time,” Fury said of winning the WBA, IBF and WBO belts off Klitschko. “That was the end of it for me. It took over 2 1/2 years to get that fire back. I didn’t think it was coming.“I thought, ‘What is going on?’ Every time I went to the pub and had 10 pints, I thought ‘Yeah, I want to fight tonight.’ But in hindsight, I needed to get out of that environment, get away from all that, get my head back and get focused.”What really kick-started Fury’s return was his decision in December to accept a backdated two-year doping ban for elevated levels of nandrolone in urine samples. That was separate to the suspension he received from the British Boxing Board of Control in 2016 for drug and medical issues.Out went his long-trainer, Peter Fury (who is also his uncle) because Tyson thought their boxing relationship was getting “stale.” And out came the old showman in Fury, who told anyone who would listen that he could beat Joshua and Wilder with ease. There were more of those boasts on Thursday.“I can tie one hand behind my back and beat Wilder,” Fury said. “They can pick which one they want; left hand, right hand.”First of all, he needs “two or three fights under his belt … to get that ring-rust out of his system,” said Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren. Only then can the man who still refers to himself as the “lineal world champion” look forward to title fights again.Having fallen into a state of depression, Fury says he is no longer just fighting for himself and his family.“I want to inspire others to come back,” he said. “There’s a lot of people with mental-health problems out there. I want everyone to know that if I can come back from where I’ve been, then anyone can come back and achieve their goals.”“When I had a lot of money, it didn’t make me happy anyway,” he added. “When it is Christmas Day every day, I can guarantee it doesn’t make you happy. Being active and content and having something to live for makes you happy.”Fury and Warren were giving no clues about the identity of Fury’s comeback opponent. A 39-year-old cruiserweight, Nuri Seferi, posted on Twitter that he would be the one fighting the “crazy Brit” next, but that is still to be confirmed. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “There was a long period of time when I didn’t want to box. I had no interest in boxing,” Fury said. “Now I’m back and I want to box again. So I am. I’m really happy to make that decision to come out of retirement.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2015 file photo, Britain’s new world champion Tyson Fury, celebrates with the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts after winning the world heavyweight title fight against Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko in Duesseldorf, western Germany. Tyson Fury is back in heavyweight boxing after nearly 2 1/2 years away. He credits some straight talk from fellow heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder for getting him to return to the ring. Fury’s comeback fight is in Manchester, England, on June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)MANCHESTER, England — Overweight, unhappy and in semi-retirement amid a doping ban, Tyson Fury was walking his dog beside a canal near his home when he thought about what fellow heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder was saying about him.“He said, ‘Tyson Fury, he’s done,’” Fury recalled. “I thought, ‘You know what, I’m a fat pig. Look at the state of me.’ I felt like jumping in the water and drowning.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Terrence Romeo fined P25K for ‘ref from another planet’ remark 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 His first fight back is on June 9 in Manchester, his home city, against an as-yet-unnamed opponent.Having ballooned to a weight of 25 stones (350 pounds; 160 kilograms) only a year ago, Fury turned up at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Thursday looking in good shape and, most importantly for him, happy.“Tanned, sexy, baby-oiled up,” blurted out a smiling Fury, as brash as ever.He turned his phone to the reporters, cameramen and others attending the media briefing, and said: “You’re all live on Instagram. Say yo!”Every now and then, the 29-year-old Fury got serious.ADVERTISEMENT “Then I thought, ‘I’m going to turn this around and knock him out.’”So began the comeback of a fighter who shook the boxing world in November 2015 by ending Wladimir Klitschko’s near decade-long reign of the heavyweight division, then virtually disappeared from the sport entirely after getting caught up in drink, drugs and various addictions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThat he hasn’t fought since that life-changing night in Duesseldorf 2 1/2 year ago is a blow not just for Fury and his bank balance — he has estimated he has lost at least 20 million pounds ($28 million) during his long period of inactivity — but also for boxing.Wilder and Anthony Joshua have emerged as the headline fighters in the most glamorous division in boxing, but Fury adds something else: Humor, mischief and no shortage of controversy. 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Spurs setback: Point guard Dejounte Murray lost to torn ACL

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown NBA fines Celtics’ Smart, Cavs’ Smith for shoving match “I assume he misses the season,” Popovich said.In a tweet, Murray thanked people for support and said he’s “been beating the odds and handling adversity” throughout his life.Murray was a second-team member of the NBA’s All-Defensive Team last season, the youngest player to ever earn such a distinction. He was also going to be the starter for a team that is chasing a 22nd consecutive postseason appearance, which would tie the NBA’s record.Instead, the Spurs are likely going to have to choose between letting Derrick White take the starting gig or finding help elsewhere.“We were already confident in Derrick,” Popovich said. “He’s done a good job for us and he was improving quickly, just like Dejounte had. Whether Dejounte was healthy or not, Derrick was going to play.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments In an instant, the entire trajectory of the Spurs’ season might have changed.Murray’s season is almost certainly over, after the Spurs learned Monday that their starting point guard has a torn ACL in his right knee. The team hasn’t revealed when Murray will have surgery, nor has it determined a timetable for his return, but ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation is a process that typically takes around a full year.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 Chriss“You just carry on,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, standing in a corner of the team’s practice facility in San Antonio shortly after the Murray diagnosis was released. “He’s going to be out. Devastating injury for him, for the team. But life goes on. Everybody will pick up and do the best job we can to carry forward without him.”Murray, who turned 22 last month, averaged 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists last season. 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Parker left the Spurs in the offseason, signing a two-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets — which means that the only person who started any games at the point last season and remains on the San Antonio roster is Patty Mills.“It’s on us as leaders now, and me, to make sure we get everybody that’s going to fill into Dejounte’s shoes ready,” Mills said. “We’re going to need them.”It has been an absolutely brutal preseason for the Spurs, who were entering a transition year anyway now that the Big Three era is officially over and Kawhi Leonard was traded to Toronto. Tim Duncan retired two years ago, Parker left for Charlotte and Manu Ginobili decided over the summer to retire. And now on top of that, not only is Murray hurt but rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV will miss several weeks while recovering from a torn meniscus.Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said if a coach can figure out how to handle all this, it’s Popovich.“If you have to be in one of those situations, you want to have a Hall of Fame mind like that to be able to figure something out,” Spoelstra said. “Leaguewide, I think everybody, staff and players, you cringe when you hear news like that. Very unfortunate.”Popovich joked Monday that LaMarcus Aldridge will start, as will DeMar DeRozan, the All-Star guard acquired in the Leonard trade.Many other things, a week away from the regular season, are now unclear.“We’ll figure out how we want to move forward, in a sense that nothing’s in stone,” Popovich said. San Antonio Spurs’ Dejounte Murray (5) grabs a rebound next to teammate Bryn Forbes, left, and Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)Dejounte Murray was driving past James Harden and on his way to the basket, showing one of the skills that made the San Antonio Spurs convinced he’s the right point guard for their team.And then Murray’s knee gave out.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Bassa’s Fate Out Today

first_imgToday, the Ministry of Youth and Sports is expected to rule in the protest against Grand Bassa County following the submission of findings by the Protest and Grievance Committee of the Liberia Football Association.The ruling was held at the LFA headquarters on Benson Street over the weekend by the Grievance and Ethnics Committee, under Mr. Benedict Yarsiah and Ansu Dorley.Nimba County has protested the fielding of alleged four illegal players from Bassa.On Thursday, Nimba County Administrative Manager Musa Kromah complaint in a letter to the Ministry of Youth and Sports that Grand Bassa County played four illegal players which included Trokon Jackson, Sekou Bayoh, Jerry Wleh and William Freeman.In the protest, Nimba County argued that Trokon Jackson with jersey number 22, is registered with a playing card# 12 with the name on the game’s sheet as Zizue Kollie, who is a 1st division player for Gardnersville FC, in the 1st division League.The protest further said that goalie Sekou Blayoh – wearing jersey # 1, is a national team player, who plays for Mighty Barrolle, a 2nd division team; and Jerry Wleh (jersey # 3) is banned by the Liberia Football Association(LFA) for double registration with ELWA United and Hope FC.There was absolutely nothing said about how player William Freeman was an illegal player.“Mr. Chairman …this is a gross violation of the 2015/2016 National County Sports Meet which contradict article 12 section 14 of the National County Sports Meet which speaks about player eligibility,” Kromah wrote.“No former or current national team player is allowed to partake in the national county sports meet; no former or current 1st division player is allowed to play in the National County Sports Meet in the football category; and not more than three 2nd division players should be registered.”Unconfirmed reports filtering in from the Protest Hall at the LFA said Nimba County may have won the hearing.Reports said Nimba County was represented by Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe and Floyd Tomah – Chairman on the County Steering Committee; while Grand Bassa was represented by Cllr. T.C. Gould and Superintendent Designate Levi Dermie, who is also Chairman of the County Steering Sports Committee.It may be recalled that on Wednesday at the crowded ATS, football defending champions, Grand Bassa County whipped Nimba County, 4-2 in a lottery shot, after a 33-minute of pressure and entertaining football.Wednesday’s goalless extra-time game in conclusion of Tuesday’s 90-minute match which was postponed owing to poor visibility, determined by referee Sam Kortee, the players and Match Commissioner Yanqueh Borsay.Meanwhile, reports gathered indicated that Grand Bassa County may file an appeal to the Appeals Committee, headed by Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe if the result favors Nimba County.Other report said Grand Bassa County might issue a writ of Injunction on the National County Sports. But interesting with the presence of Justice in Chambers, Justice Kabineh J’anneh and the Chief Justice, hailing from Nimba, many are wondering whether a ‘football case’ will be accepted in court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Homicides up 10% in Valley for month

first_imgThe statistics were released a week after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William Bratton introduced an anti-gang plan that names the city’s 10 most dangerous gangs. It also provides the Valley with an extra 50 officers to target the most violent areas, trains 5,000 officers in gang-suppression tactics and establishes a gang homicide unit in South Los Angeles. Under the plan, 50 of the city’s newest officers will swap patrol duties with veteran officers assigned to a new violent-crime task force. Also, 10 federal agents from various agencies are working in the Valley to combat crime. LAPD spokesman Lt. Paul Vernon said the department has been able to suppress violent crime citywide by placing officers in high-crime areas. But sometimes, he said, it’s a matter of luck. Newton Division in South L.A. had four fewer homicides than last year. This week, he said there were two children and a 60-year-old man shot there – and all survived. San Fernando Valley homicides rose 10 percent in January over the same period last year – a difference of one homicide – while killings dropped 25 percent citywide, according to figures released Tuesday. Police attribute the Valley’s rise to ongoing gang warfare and domestic violence. Between Jan. 1 and Saturday, there were 11 homicides. Deputy Chief Michel Moore, the Valley’s top cop, said the Valley’s additional homicide stood out as a percentage increase because other parts of the city were far more violent to begin with. Besides the increase in slayings, police have recorded a 23 percent jump in shots fired in the Valley over last year. “Sometimes we have to acknowledge luck, good doctors and bad shots,” he said. rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man seriously injured in Peace River boating accident

first_imgThere were five people in the riverboat including four males and a female, ranging in ages from 23 to 58. The male was initially taken to the Fort St. John Hospital along with another male, who has since been released. The incident is still under investigation.- Advertisement –last_img

LIVERPOOL’S BID TO SIGN SHAY GIVEN COLLAPSES

first_imgLiverpool FC’s transfer deadline day business looks to be completed after attempts to sign Shay Given from Aston Villa appeared to have fallen through, The Liverpool Echo is reporting tonight.The Reds boss Brendan Rodgers had been trying to lure the Lifford man to Anfield.But it’s understood Aston Villa couldn’t agree terms. Rodgers has declared himself happy with his summer transfer dealings, which include the signings of Tiago Ilori , Mamadou Sakho and Victor Moses this morning.The manager had left the club’s training ground earlier, and had been at the Liverpool Echo’s Bill Shankly memorial dinner this evening. LIVERPOOL’S BID TO SIGN SHAY GIVEN COLLAPSES was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LIVERPOOL’S BID TO SIGN SHAY GIVEN COLLAPSESShay Givenlast_img read more

WANT TO PLAY FOR YOUR COUNTY? DONEGAL SENIOR LADIES MANAGER HOSTING ANOTHER OPEN SESSION

first_imgDONEGAL LGFA NEWS: ‘For the Attention of Ladies Club Players in Donegal’.Davy McLaughlin Donegal ladies Senior manager will hold a 2nd “Open” Training session on Monday night 1st Sept. in the COE in Convoy beginning at 6.30 sharp- on the lookout for new players!This is open to any player who feels they may have what it takes to step up to senior inter county level! Davy held a similar evening last Monday and described it as a huge success.He later told the monthly meeting of the County Board that he wanted players from clubs at all levels to turn up, not just senior team players.Any player who feels she might make the jump from club player to county player should attend!Interested? Contant Davy directly on 0861521414. REMEMBER MONDAY 1st September @6.30SHARPCENTRE OF EXCELLENCE,CONVOY!MESSAGE-PHONE-OR JUST TURN UP ON THE NIGHT! WANT TO PLAY FOR YOUR COUNTY? DONEGAL SENIOR LADIES MANAGER HOSTING ANOTHER OPEN SESSION was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLGFAopen sessionsenior squadlast_img read more

Glenties to say tearful farewell to tragic Louise Furey

first_imgGlenties to say tearful farewell to tragic Louise Furey was last modified: February 3rd, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GlentiesLouise FureySt Conal’s ChurchThailandlast_img