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Sancho, Maddison top Man U wishlist

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have identified England stars Jadon Sancho and James Maddison as their No 1 transfer targets for next summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made his intentions clear of continuing his recruitment policy of signing young homegrown players. Contingency plans have already been drawn up for next summer and according to ESPN, Borussia Dortmund star Sancho is top of their list alongside Leicester midfielder Maddison. United splashed out nearly £150 million to bring Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James to Old Trafford, but Solskjaer has highlighted a need to bolster his attacking ranks following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan. United had expressed initial interest in Sancho last winter and have not been put off pursuing the 19-year-old despite him signing a contract extension at Dortmund just last month. Solskjaer got to take a closer look at Maddison after his United side claimed a narrow 1-0 victory over Leicester at the weekend. United are reportedly willing to pay Leicester’s £70m valuation Maddison next summer. Other British names on United’s wishlist include Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and Stoke defender Nathan Collins. Solskjaer’s men have made a decent start to the Premier League season and sit in fourth place on eight points after five games.Tags: Aaron Wan-BissakaDaniel JamesHarry MaguireJadon SanchoJames MaddisonManchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerRomelu Lukakulast_img read more

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2019/2020 NPFL: Enyimba opens title defence against Katsina United

first_imgRelatedPosts Ahead 2020/21 season: LMC fixes date for Club Licensing application Breaking: NFF adopts PPG, sets new date for league kick off Kidnappers free Enyimba midfielder, Abia Comets player Enyimba Football Club will open their defence of the Nigeria Professional Football League with a match day two fixture against Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium today. The People’s Elephant were on standby on the season’s opening matchday last weekend owing to the club’s involvement in the CAF Confederation Cup. Today’s fixture at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium offers Enyimba’s in form striker Martins Usule the chance to make his NPFL debut for team, interestingly, against his former side. Having spent five seasons with the Changi Boys, during which he scored 44 goals, the stocky forward cuts a cult figure among the local fans. Usule has already netted twice in his last two matches for Enyimba, and the forward expects to meet a favourable atmosphere at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium. “I am not under pressure to score (because) I know goals come naturally,” Usule began. “I’m going to expect a very huge atmosphere because I was loved in this place and I know that same spirit will still come up in tomorrow’s game. There is no doubt about that. “It’s important for us to start on a winning note because there’s a spirit of winning. Once you start a game in a competition with a win, that spirit moves you on; so it’s good for us to start with a win.”Tags: Enyimba FCNigeria Professional Football Leaguelast_img read more

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Mike Tyson offered $1m for boxing comeback

first_imgRelatedPosts Mike Tyson comeback fight postponed Mike Tyson beats up seven prostitutes Mike Tyson to face Roy Jones Jr Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson has been teasing a potential return to the ring in recent months, claiming he is willing to take part in exhibition fights for charity.The Baddest Man on the Planet has been offered $20 million for a bare knuckle fight and has been involved in a feud with professional wrestler Chris Jericho in All Elite Wrestling. However, veteran boxing promoter Jimmy Burchfield Sr has urged Tyson to forget about bare knuckle boxing and wrestling and offered him $1 million to fight 6’4″ Italian heavyweight Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano.“If Mike Tyson is serious about making a comeback, we’re prepared to make him a legitimate offer to fight Cusumano in a 6 or 8-round fight, whichever Mike chooses,” Burchfield said.“After three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, boxing fans are hungry to watch real fights. Not exhibitions. Tyson is a boxer. A damn good one at that! He’s not a bare-knuckle fighter or wrestler. A real boxing match is what we’re interested in promoting!”Tyson has not fought since 2005, losing to Kevin McBride in the sixth round, and Burchfield believes a fight against Cusumano would be a “true gauge” of Tyson’s abilities after 15 years away from the sport.“Cusumano will be a true gauge for Tyson’s first fight in 15 years,” Burchfield added. “This is a fight boxing fans want to see. Not an exhibition. “Because it will let everyone know exactly where he’s at today. Whether or not he can truly challenge a (Tyson) Fury, (Anthony) Joshua, or (Deontay) Wilder. We’re ready to negotiate in good faith right now.”Tags: Chris JerichoJimmy BurchfieldJuiseppe Angelo Cusumanomike tysonlast_img read more

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Radisson renamed USC Hotel

first_imgA previous version of the article contained an error. In the article, the name of the hotel was misspelled. The Daily Trojan regrets the error. While most of the changes have already been implemented, the hotel’s sign will not be updated for a few more months. (Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan)The hotel formerly known as the Radisson is ushering in the new year with a new name: the USC Hotel. The change went into effect Jan. 1, following the expiration of a 20-year-long contract between USC and the Radisson Hotel Group. USC purchased the Radisson Hotel from Pacific West Company in 2000 for $26 million, according to USC News. USC Auxiliary Services took over management of the hotel in 2010 and used areas of the hotel to house freshman until 2011. Kris Klinger, assistant vice president of USC Hospitality and the USC Hotel, said he hopes the change will clarify the brand of the hotel.“Most folks didn’t understand or realize that we owned it or ran it,” Klinger said. “Taking the Radisson flag off of it and making it the USC Hotel — there’ll be that alignment … folks will understand that it’s the USC Hotel, not a Radisson.”It has become increasingly common for campuses to purchase their own hotels, according to The New York Times. In 2016, the newspaper reported a growing trend of colleges using hotels to promote a stronger brand image. According to Klinger, guests of the 240-room hotel will notice cosmetic differences, such as USC-themed pillows and runners in certain bedrooms, but most of the changes won’t be obvious to the general public. “There’s a lot more that needs to happen on the back end,” said Dirk De Jong, executive director of the USC Hotel. “All the various systems that are involved — the booking engines and online travel agencies … we’re not only serving the USC community, but everybody that wants to stay in this particular area.” De Jong estimated that the University spent nearly 18 months preparing for the change in order to ensure a smooth transition. As of  Jan. 2, guests can book rooms through the USC Hotel’s website, which is separate from the Radisson’s system.In 2015 and 2017 it won the Radisson President’s Award, which “recognizes hotels that have consistently provided exceptional guest satisfaction, maintained excellent quality performance review scores and focused on product improvement,” according to the award description. It was also awarded the Radisson Renovation Award in 2014. De Jong said cutting ties with the Radisson brand will allow the hotel to improve in ways that were not previously possible. He cited specialized USC concierge services as one example. “If we go above and beyond what [Radisson’s] standard is, we kind of make the other Radissons in the nation look bad because they don’t provide those services,” De Jong said. He also said the hotel may offer jobs to USC students, especially those interested in the hospitality industry.Klinger said the transition won’t have an effect on hotel rates, but prices may still change.“Every year, prices go up, cost of living … so that’ll impact what is charged to the guest in a small manner, but that’s affecting the hotel market in general,” Klinger said. Klinger said rates may also increase due to the recent hotel-worker protests in Southern California, which have demanded a $25 minimum wage. De Jong said nearly 60 percent of the hotel’s guests are affiliates of USC. While the USC Hotel will adopt a greater Trojan aesthetic, De Jong said he thinks guests not affiliated with the University will appreciate the school spirit.“I think even those that don’t have a USC affiliation will still appreciate the fact that they are staying in a hotel right next to a major university because it gives them a sense of place,” he said. While almost all of the changes have been implemented, De Jong said the USC Hotel will not have an updated sign in front of the building for at least a few months.last_img read more

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Barbarians team named

first_imgThe former Leinster and Leicester back row retired at the end of the season but will feature for Robbie Deans side in Limerick.The team includes Zane Kirchner at full back with Joe Rockocoko  in the centre Jimmy Gopperth at out half and Ruan Pienarr at scrum half.last_img

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Trade, cut or keep Antonio Brown: Explaining the Steelers’ options for 2019 offseason

first_imgAfter most NFL seasons, we’re discussing the Steelers’ chances of returning to the playoffs and competing for an AFC title. This year, after Pittsburgh failed to make the postseason in 2018, all the focus is on the off-field drama surrounding wide receiver Antonio Brown and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.Here we lay out all the financial ramifications associated with those two players. As the above chart illustrates, the Steelers would save $15.125 million by cutting Brown now rather than in 2020, and $26.425 million by cutting him now rather than in 2021.This type of analysis makes sense for an underperforming/declining player. If a team has an 80 percent chance of cutting a player in 2020, it might as well just do it now even if it looks bad on the cap.Brown isn’t that type of player, though. The odds of Brown being cut for football reasons in 2020 are not good, so there is no need to accelerate the process; he is worth the contract he is being paid.If the Steelers cut Brown, it will be because they think there is irreparable damage between the WR and the organization; they would not give it a shot in 2019 only to cut him in 2020. The Steelers are either in or out.MORE: Brown should blame himself for not making All-Pro, not Peter KingIs the Steelers’ salary cap a concern?Yes and no. In general, the salary cap is no longer a barrier for moves like this. Salaries have not kept up with the rising cap, and teams have learned to work the system better to absorb cap hits like this. The only true protections players have anymore are fully guaranteed salaries, and teams pretty much only peg those to years of expected contributions.With that said, Browns cap hit would be a ridiculous number. The highest one-year cap charge we have seen is $19.3 million for Peyton Manning in 2012, and that was offset in part by the fact that the team declined an option on him.To put things in perspective, the Steelers have had a total of about $31 million in dead money combined across three seasons. Taking on such a big charge for Brown would be completely against their way of doing business.Can the Steelers use a post-June 1 cut on Antonio Brown?A June 1 cut allows a team to manipulate the accounting for dead money on a contract. In this scenario, the Steelers would release Brown on the first day of free agency with the June 1 designation. From the start of free agency to June 1, Brown would still count on the Steelers’ salary cap at $22.165 million — his full cap charge. On June 2, Brown would be removed from the books as an “active” player and only have his prorated charge count against the cap, which is $7.04 million. That would lead to a cap savings of $15.125 million in 2019.But don’t get too excited. The other $14.08 million would simply move to 2020. So all the June 1 does is delay the inevitable.MORE: Le’Veon Bell, Chiefs becoming a perfect, necessary match for 2019A June 1 cut typically is used when a team can’t deal with the cap charge of releasing a player because of other cap-related issues. It allows the team to pretty much spend right up the cap in March, when free agency is in full swing, knowing it has a big cushion coming in June.Because the Steelers usually are not big spenders in free agency, and because their cap (while not great) is not problematic, they might not benefit from a June 1 designation … other than from a psychological standpoint in not seeing the $20 million number for one year.Also worth noting: In 2020, there could be some different rules regarding dead money, and some teams might not want to push too much into the future.What about an Antonio Brown trade?A trade and a cut are treated identical on the cap unless the player has guaranteed salaries remaining in his contract. Brown has none.So cut or trade, the cost for Brown is $21.12 million on the cap.Can the Steelers designate Antonio Brown a June 1 trade?No. The June 1 designation can only apply to players who are released. A team can still get the benefit of post-June 1 accounting on a trade, but it would have to make the trade on June 2 or later. That is problematic for a few reasons.The main issue: Brown has a bonus due if he is on the roster on the fifth day of the league year. That payment then becomes the Steelers’ responsibility and counts on their cap regardless of whether he is traded. So the dead money total moves to $23.62 million, and the number for 2019 up to $9.52 million. That moves the savings down to $12.625 million rather than $15.125 million.MORE: Best fits for Le’Veon Bell in 2019 free agencyThe two teams in the trade could avoid this by renegotiating Brown’s contract to delay the bonus until later in the year (say training camp), but that would require it to be guaranteed, likely with language that doesn’t void the guarantee if he doesn’t show up to workouts, mandatory OTAs, etc.There also is no benefit for Brown to delay his release into the summer. He would have the best opportunities to earn a big contract in March, not July. So he should not work with Pittsburgh on anything that prevents him from hitting free agency in those first days of the league year.Can the Steelers get help with dead money cost in trade?No. The dead money is a sunken cost. There is nothing Brown can do to make a trade more appealing for the Steelers, and there is nothing a team can do to trade cap space for Brown to make the dead money less difficult for Pittsburgh. It’s against the rules.The only way to offset some of the salary would be to make a star-for-star kind of trade with a team that had excessive cap room to eat other costs.Let’s say the Giants created a bunch of cap room by releasing some veterans and were willing to do an Odell Beckham-for Brown swap — and this is pure fantasy, nothing more. In theory, the Giants could pre-pay $10 million of Beckham’s salary as a bonus before the trade. In this case, rather than taking on $17 million in Beckham salary, plus the $20 million-plus in dead money for Brown, the Steelers would only take back $7 million in salary for Beckham. It’s a $10 million swap. A team could do something similar by signing a free agent the Steelers want, and then trading that player to the Steelers after paying him the signing bonus, getting Brown in return.MORE: How Steelers missed the 2019 playoffs in six easy stepsWould a team want to trade for Antonio Brown?A team that traded for Brown would get him at cap costs of $15.125 million in 2019, $11.3 million in 2020 and $12.5 million in 2021. None of that is guaranteed. The team would get one of the top wide receivers in the NFL at a cost of $12.975 million per year with no guarantees.Of course they would want to trade for him. That’s a steal.What would the Steelers’ trade compensation be for Antonio Brown?Probably pretty high. Brown is still good, and the new team would have him under contract for three seasons.As a point of reference, the Eagles in 2018 gave up a third-rounder for a half-season of Golden Tate, and the Texans parted with a fourth for a potential year and a half of Demaryius Thomas. Brown obviously is far better player than both. Just a guess: The Steelers would agree to a deal for either a second-round pick from a team picking in the top five or a late first from a team picking later in the order. Either would need to be paired with another mid-round pick.MORE: Steelers expected to restructure Roethlisberger’s contract, report saysWhy would Antonio Brown want a trade from the Steelers?Brown should not want to be traded. If he wants out of Pittsburgh, he should do everything in his power to be released from his contract. There is far more money for him in free agency.While Brown can’t block a trade, he can do enough to make teams wary of trading for him unless they give him a raise.Should the Steelers move Antonio Brown?From a financial perspective, it makes no sense.Though Brown probably won’t be happy when and if he loses more targets to JuJu Smith-Schuster, the team is better off with both receivers on the field. Pittsburgh is built to compete now, and it must maximize that with the most talent it can get.Brown may be an issue at times, but there is no reason the team can’t work through his issues and get everyone on the same page. It’s just too hard to come up with a scenario in which the Steelers come out better without Brown.What about Ben Roethlisberger? What if the Steelers trade the QB instead?Roethlisberger is in the final year of his contract, so there would be far less impact on the salary cap than there would be in a Brown move.Moving on from Roethlisberger in a trade or cut would leave Pittsburgh with just $6.2 million on their cap as dead money while freeing up $17 million this year.Roethlisberger would draw more of a premium than Brown in a trade because of the position he plays, even though he only has one year remaining on his contract vs. three for Brown. From a cap perspective, both would be about equal for the trading team ($15.2 million for Brown and $17 million for Roethlisberger). (Jason Fitzgerald) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/15/59/ab-chart-011019_15k4eoxlz6p0a1ix8dsjnp1m6l.png?t=948990080&w=500&quality=80 How much will the Steelers save by cutting Antonio Brown?If Brown is cut, the Steelers will need to account for at least $21.12 million on the salary cap.This $21.12 million is dead money left over from a $19 million signing bonus paid to Brown in 2017, plus a $12.96 million salary conversion paid to Brown in 2018 that was intended to help the Steelers with their salary cap. The $19 million was prorated over five years, and the $12.96 million was prorated over four years. Both have three years of proration remaining, and the Steelers need to account for all of it regardless of whether Brown is on the team next year.MORE: Explaining Steelers’ options with Le’Veon BellIf Brown is released, the team will save $1.045 million in cap room. At least $495,000 of that would be offset by whomever takes his place on the roster, so the effective cap savings are nil.In terms of cash, the Steelers would save $15.2 million by releasing Brown in March. From a salary cap perspective, though, this is money that would be saved for the future. With that said, from a pure value standpoint, the Steelers are not likely to move the QB over the WR. This is not like the Colts cutting Peyton Manning because they know they can replace him with Andrew Luck.The Steelers with Roethlisberger, Juju Smith-Schuster and, say, a second-round pick would compete for the AFC North title. The Steelers with Joshua Dobbs, Brown, Smith-Schuster and, say, two first-rounders rounders probably would not compete.So if the Steelers are forced to move one of them, Brown would be the choice. If the Steelers need salary cap relief, look for them to extend Roethlisberger’s contract and spread out his cap hit.last_img read more

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Tigers ready to ravage Lahanis

first_imgLae Snax Tigers are geared up to ravage the Goroka Bintangor Lahanis in Lae this Sunday in round 6 of the Digicel Cup competition.In their first encounter, Snax Tigers were too strong for the Lahanis beating them 16-4 up at Goroka. The Tigers who are leading the Pool 2 Ladder have a clean record at home and have seen a huge turn around  in their performances from previous seasons under the coaching of former Kumul Stanley TependOn the other hand, beating the Lahanis is no easy task. The men from Goroka have several premiership titles under their belts and know how to play pressure football. With veteran Nicko Ubile leading the pack, the game should be action packed.In the other matches, the Isapeas face a tough task going up against the Gurias at the notorious Kalabond oval.In the pool 1 matches which will both be played in Mendi, the city boys in the Vipers will lock horns with the Wigmen. The other game will see the Mendi Muruks up against the Hagen Eagles. Both the Lions and the Mioks are on bye this weekend.last_img read more

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‘Rude Boy’ Brown ready for UFC clash

first_img“… I want to basically decapitate him!”Well then.Jamaican Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Randy ‘Rude Boy’ Brown hardly sounds like a man who will be featuring in only his second UFC bout tonight.Brown summed up his intentions when he steps into the cage against Michael Graves – eerie name – in a UFC on Fox 19 fight at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.The welterweight clash, which starts at 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. Jamaica time), falls on the under card for the main event fight between light heavyweight stars Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans.Brown (7-0-0), who impressed in his UFC debut earlier this year after a unanimous decision win over Matt Dwyer, says he can hardly wait to face the undefeated Graves (5-0-0).”I’m super anxious right now, man. I’m ready. I’ve been feeling it in my workouts. Every system in my body is on, and I’m just looking forward to going out there to perform,” he told The Gleaner from Florida on Thursday. “I just can’t wait!”It’s a fight that will pit two warriors with conflicting styles against each other, with Brown’s stand-and-deliver, kick-and-punch arsenal going up against Graves’ canvas-loving, grappling preference.”He (Graves) is a tough guy, very durable,” Brown assessed. “He’s always looking to get you to the ground in a lock or a submission hold.”I am more of a fighter – I want to kick and punch. He wants to get me on the ground, hold me there, let time run out and win a decision, but I’m looking to decapitate him and take his head off, so it should be a good fight,” Brown added – not one to mince his words.And why should he?Finally on the UFC big stage, life was always a fight for the 25 year-old.Brown, who now lives in Jamaica, Queens, New York, grew up with his mother in Old Harbour, St Catherine. Things were hardly stable and he would soon move to live with his brothers in the gritty March Pen Road community in Spanish Town.He would eventually move to the United States at age 16, where he got involved with boxing.No turning back from MMABut that was just a fling. His real love was combat sports, and when he was introduced to MMA, he knew right away that there would be no turning back.Still, if anyone is expecting this UFC newbie, who – by the way, has only seven professional MMA fights in his legs – all without defeat – to feel any nerves in the cage, Brown says he is more than ready for the extra pressure and attention.”This has always been a goal for me ever since being back home in Jamaica. It’s been on my mind – combat sports and getting a chance to fight in the biggest organisation on offer, UFC. That is just huge for me,” Brown said.”Everyone expects me to perform and all the eyes are on me for Saturday (tonight), but there is no pressure, and I am looking forward to it,” he said.Brown is planning to travel to Jamaica spend a few days with his family in the coming days.But for now, the Rude Boy’s focus is clearly set on putting a foot – or fist – to Graves’ dome.last_img read more

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Jordan Rules

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA—Both the NBA and national coach Yeng Guiao have but one rule when it comes to Jordan Clarkson.Clarkson will get to play only in one tournament for Gilas Pilipinas this year and Guiao hopes to make it count with plans to unleash the Cleveland Cavaliers standout “like an import” in the Asian Games men’s basketball competitions here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins And it looks like the country will get a lot of looks at Clarkson in a Philippines kit.“I will play him like an import,” Guiao told the Inquirer after practice Wednesday as the Filipinos prepare for their all-important clash with rugged Kazakhstan in Group D play that will more or less determine whether or not Gilas advances to the KO stages.“We won’t ask him to score 50 points and get 20 rebounds, but his intelligence would make me want to have him on the floor for the most part,” Guiao said.“Basically, he will be resting just a couple of minutes a quarter,” he said. “We will be a better team with him around and at the same time, with Jordan coming over, we can now hold our own in the guard positions against any country in this tournament.”The NLEX coach in the PBA, though, was quick to temper fan expectations.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Jordan coming in is not an instant solution to our deficiencies,” he said. “But he is certainly going to be a big help.”Clarkson, according to Guiao, also upgraded the Philippines’ status against powerhouse China.“From total underdogs in the China game, we are now just the slight underdogs,” Guiao said. “What we know is that they (Chinese) have three 7-footers, but with Clarkson around, who knows, we might get lucky.”China also got the same deal as the Philippines in getting clearance for two of its players signed to NBA contracts.Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets and Ding Yanyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks will also not be able to suit up for the qualifying windows as a result of the clearance they got to suit up for the Asiad, which is one of the tournaments that the NBA releases players to.But the rule hit the Philippines harder than China, which really doesn’t need to win games in the Fiba windows since the Chinese are already seeded to the 2019 World Cup being the hosts.Tatum’s helpPanlilio also bared that the NBA’s Mark Tatum played a key role in Clarkson and the two Chinese, getting the green light from the league to play in the Asiad. The SBP got the written consent at 9 Wednesday morning.“Basically, the NBA doesn’t want to gamble on the health of their players by having them play in the Asian Games and then in the (Fiba) windows,” Panlilio told the Inquirer. “The NBA feels that having them play both events, and with training camp to follow the week after, would be too much for their bodies to take.”The affected games that Clarkson will miss are the away game against Iran and the home match against Qatar, which will be played behind closed doors as a result of the July 2 brawl between the Philippines and Australia in their World Cup qualifying showdown. Also as a result of that brawl, 10 Gilas standouts were suspended in varying number of games, thoroughly depleting the country’s national pool.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Move to make Brownlee Filipino gains momentum with bill DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The Inquirer learned Wednesday night that the NBA made the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas choose between the Asiad and the Fiba World Cup Qualifying windows, saying it won’t allow Clarkson to suit up for both because of health concerns.“It was a no-brainer that we chose the Asian Games, because this is the Olympics of the region and we want to go there with the best chance that we have (at winning),” said Al Panlilio, the SBP president who, together with chair and basketball backer Manny V. Pangilinan, lobbied long and hard to get the clearance from the NBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Long wait“The Filipino people have waited so long to see Jordan play for the country,” Panlilio said. “And we are also excited.” View commentslast_img read more

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Suspect released on bail

first_imgPomeroon boat ‘accident’As Police probe the circumstances surrounding the death of Abdool Shameer, 58, a labourer who went missing on Monday evening in the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), the two suspects in the alleged murder have been released on ‘substantial bail’.This is according to Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum who revealed that the men’s 72 hours holding period was up, and as such Police were mandated to release them on bail.Shameer’s body was recovered in Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini) on Thursday. Initial reports had stated that about 02:00h onDead: Abdool ShameerMonday, Shameer also called Mohamed Shameer, of Jacklow, Upper Pomeroon, was crossing the Pomeroon River in his boat when another boat, which was powered by an outboard engine, collided with him. After the collision Police said, Shameer could not be located; however, the 33-year-old captain of the other boat, who hails from Siriki, Pomeroon River, was unharmed.Suspicions were raised after it was revealed that the dead man and the surviving captain had “old grievances”.Meanwhile, a passenger of the suspect’s boat confessed that after the collision the captain allegedly disposed of the man’s body. When questioned by Police, the eyewitness alleged that the captain took the body to Moruca, where he disposed of it. The eyewitness later took Police to the scene where the body was buried and family members positively identified the remains.The body was retrieved and taken to a Charity funeral home. An autopsy will be performed shortly. According to the dead man’s brother Fizal, he last saw Shameer on Monday morning about 10:30h in the Jacklow area. He said he left to visit a friend at Jacklow and upon returning, the accident occurred. Family members are contending that the act was revengeful as the two men had old grievances.last_img read more

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