Monthly Archiv: September, 2020

Balotelli slams Lazio fans as racist abuse overshadows his feat of scoring

first_img A furious Balotelli launched the ball into the Hellas Verona crowd after hearing racist chants against him during a game in November. And the reaction to that incident was far from satisfactory with Brescia fans tarnishing their man as “arrogant” and the club’s owner stating Balotelli was “working on clearing his name”. Inter Milan travelled to Chievo on January 6, 2010 with the striker still a fledgling prospect playing under Jose Mourinho. In the 12th minute, Balotelli was set free down the right and had an effort saved before turning the rebound home – the ball only passing the line by an inch before being cleared. Read Also:Spiritual touch: Balotelli asks for good health, calmer year While that Inter team went on to win the Scudetto, the 29-year-old’s Brescia side are struggling down the opposite end of the table. Balotelli pointed to his ear after saying he heard racist abuse FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mario Balotelli achieved a unique feat by scoring Serie A’s first goal of the decade again – but the incredible feat was overshadowed by yet more racist abuse. Brescia forward Mario Balotelli Italian football’s summer break ended with Brescia’s game against Lazio, which saw the ex-Man City striker net just 18 minutes into the contest. A ball over the top saw Balotelli roll his man and bury a powerful finish across the goalkeeper to notch Serie A’s first goal of the 2020s having held the same honour for the 2010s. Balotelli celebrated with his teammates before pointing to his ear and then the crowd, a reaction he later put down to alleged racist abuse. Claims of monkey noises and other chants have been made against the visiting supporters and the player wrote on Instagram after the game: “Lazio fans that were today at the stadium SHAME ON YOU! #SayNoToRacism.” It is far from the first instance of abuse in Italy and across Europe this season, the striker on the receiving end on a number of occasions. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsSan Francisco Runner Makes Art With GPS-Tracking2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Grimsby Town release Nigerian striker

first_img The 28-year-old Nigerian scored four  goals in 25 appearances for the  Mariners after joining on a one-year  deal in the summer.Advertisement Grimsby Town have terminated the  contract of striker Moses Ogbu bymutual consent. Loading…center_img Boss Ian Holloway told BBC Radio  Humberside: “I think he needs to go  and see if he can be happy again. I’m trying to make his life better. Read Also:Tammy Abraham unhappy over FIFA 20 rating “We had a chat, he took it brilliantly and we had a big hug at  the end of it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img

US Paralympics Cycling announce 26-strong team for 2020 season

first_img Loading… “This year is going to be big for us, and we have a great roster heading into the 2020 season,” said Ian Lawless, US Paralympics Cycling head. “We have great mix of Paralympians, Paralympic hopefuls and a few reigning world champions, and we’re especially excited for this season since we’re under a year fromthe Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.” The season is due to begin with the International Cycling Union Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton in Canada, scheduled from January 30 to February 2. Various events will then take place throughout the year in preparation for Tokyo 2020, including a stop in Indiana at the Fort Wayne Para-Cycling Open in April. Read Also:Musa Redeems N4M Pledge for Victorious Olympic Eagles The US Paralympic Team Trials will be held from June 25 to 28, where the athletes who will represent Team USA at Tokyo 2020 will be named. The upcoming Paralympics are set to take place from August 25 to September 6. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 United States Paralympics Cycling announced their 26-strong team for the 2020 season, with the roster boasting five reigning world champions. Shawn Morelli, two-time Paralympic gold medallist and current back-to-back road race world champion, headlines the team. He is joined by four-time Paralympic medallist Joe Berenyi, who will aim to retain his track time trial world title this season. Aaron Keith and Alicia Dana, respective world champions in the men and women’s road time trial events, were also named on the team. Ryan Boyle is the fifth world champion on the roster, having topped the podium in the men’s T2 road race at last year’s Para-cycling Road World Championships. Tom Davis, Will Groulx and Brandon Lyons return to the national team after earning a silver medal in the team relay at the same competition.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Beware of complacency, Adepoju warns Eagles ahead of W/Cup qualifiers

first_imgThe three-time African champions were paired alongside Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia during the draw ceremony that took place in the Egyptian capital, Cairo on Tuesday night.The former Nigerian international took to the social media moments later to react to the draw.“A favourable draw for the @NGSuperEagles. Read Also: Amokachi reacts to Nigeria’s 2022 W/Cup qualifying group“No room for complacency, because qualifying for the FIFA World Cup is our birthright,” the ex-Real Sociedad midfielder tweeted on Tuesday evening.Interestingly, only one team will advance to the next round of the qualifiers from the group, with Nigeria due to kick-off their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign against Cape Verde.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ex-Super Eagles midfielder Mutiu Adepoju insists Nigeria remain  the favourite to qualify for the next round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers from Group C.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Beautiful Ceilings That Will Take Your Breath AwayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEver Wonder What Keanu Reeves Spends His Paychecks On?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoShocking Robots That Exist And Function Very Similar To HumansThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

Salah warned not to make Real Madrid move

first_img Reports in Spain this week have claimed Real Madrid are getting cold feet at the potential costs involved in signing No 1 target Kylian Mbappe from PSG and will instead turn to Salah as a cheaper alternative this summer. As per Spanish outlet El Desmarque, Real are prepared to spend €150million to sign the Egyptian and, expecting his wages to also be far inferior to Mbappe, he is fast emerging as Los Blancos’ preferred option. Furthermore, the Spanish outlet claims they will make official contact for Salah once they have offloaded Gareth Bale, with the Welshman’s reported £600,000 a week package proving a problematic issue for potential suitors. However, amid reports Salah is tempted to try his luck in LaLiga, his close friend Mohamed Elneny has warned the Liverpool forward that a switch to the Bernabeu would be a ‘massive mistake.Advertisement Loading… Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah, has been advised he’d be making a huge mistake by ditching Anfield for a transfer to Real Madrid this summer. Salah and Elneny are teammates in the Egyptian national team and they moved to Swiss side Basel together. And, speaking to Bein Sports Turkey [via Sport Witness], Elneny said: “For me, he’s currently playing for one of best the teams in the world. He’s a superstar at Liverpool. “If I were him, I’d stay at Liverpool. You see Eden Hazard is struggling at Real after he moved from Chelsea. Read Also:Neville: Salah using Liverpool as stepping stone for Real Madrid, Barcelona “Of course, Real Madrid is bigger than Liverpool, Barcelona is bigger than Liverpool. But he’s very settled at his current club and this Liverpool team is up there with the best. I don’t know what he thinks inside but I would definitely stay at Liverpool.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentMesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

IDSP: Dare urges athletes to keep hope alive

first_img Loading… “Sports fosters peace and unity, it breaks all human barriers and promotes healthy living. As we seek to overcome this pandemic, let us encourage those that have caught the virus to be strong and resolute. Together we shall overcome. I encourage every Nigerian not to allow their spirit to be dampened, but use the occasion of the International Day of Sports and Peace to spread the message of peace through sports.” He added: “Despite the sobering moment, the world will always celebrate the advent of the modern Olympics which coincides with World Sports Day. Sports can be used to drive change, unite the world and keep hope alive even in challenging times like this. We must not be discouraged or disillusioned, but sustain the fight against the spread of the virus. When we have conquered, we shall celebrate through the vehicle of sports. My message is that we must not give up.”The United Nations had on August 23rd proclaimed April 6th of every year as the International Day of Sports and Peace in commemoration of the opening date of the modern Olympics which started in Athens in 1896. This yearis being celebrated without the usual fanfare due to the COVID-19 scourge. read also:Crown FC Appreciate Sunday Dare for Repairing Stadium PavilionThe United Nations has urged everyone to mark the occasion with increased awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic and how to stay safe. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHow Most Popular Food In The World Came To Be Dare said: “On this historic day of the celebration of the United Nations International Day of Sports Development and Peace which is celebrated soberly due to the COVID-19 scourge, I urge all our sportsmen and women to remain steadfast, strong and to keep hope alive. As athletes, you remain the beacon of hope to unite Nigerians to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Sports and Peace. “We must use sports to foster peace, unity and lend support to those that are down. As sportsmen and women, you must take up the symbolic role of lifting the spirit of our fellow countrymen and women. Despite the experience the world is going through, we must not allow our spirit of unity, love, care for each other to wane. In our little corners, let us celebrate by getting active through exercises in our homes, a walk in the park and encouraging each other to stay safe. When we stay together, we win together. In the spirit of sportsmanship, we must never give up the fight against the spread of COVID-19. This fleeting, sober moment for sports, business, the social , and economic meltdown will pass and we shall emerge victoriously.”Dare then affirmed that the role of sports in global unity is crucial. “Sports remains the most powerful tool that unites the world during peace and war, and this experience would only strengthen our resolve to win always,” the minister said. Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Breaking: Ronaldinho released from Paraguay prison

first_imgRonaldinho has been released from prison in Paraguay and placed under house arrest following his fake passport scandal. Ronaldinho The Brazil legend, 40, was thrown behind bars for allegedly trying to enter the South American nation with forged documentation. But he has now been allowed to leave prison on the condition he stays within the boundaries of the hotel he will be forced to stay in. Ronaldinho will be placed under house arrest at the Hotel Palmaroga, in Paraguayan capital city, Asuncion. The former Barcelona star, along with his brother, was released from prison after just 32 days of what was meant to be a six-month sentence. Reports claim the pair were only released after paying a £1.3million bond. They had met with Judge Gustavo Amarillo earlier on Tuesday for a sentencing review hearing.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces? It was there Ronaldinho and his brother were informed of their house arrest. On March 6, the pair were held in Paraguay on suspicion of entering the country with a false passport. Both he and his 49-year-old sibling Roberto deny entering the country with doctored documents. Notorious party-boy Ronaldinho spent his 40th birthday behind bars, although he did get to celebrate with a huge BBQ. Unsurprisingly, the Samba star continues to play football alongside fellow prisoners and officers – and has even dabbled in carpentry. read also:Xavi: Ronaldinho among Barcelona greats Ronaldinho even showed off a new bearded look on the day of his release as he recorded a short video for his prison team-mate’s family. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Champions League final: UEFA plans for final on 29 August

first_imgUEFA is working on plans that would see the Champions League final end the 2019-20 season on 29 August. European football’s governing body will meet on 23 April for more discussions about how to complete a campaign which has been disrupted by coronavirus. It is likely one decision will be to agree that leagues could finish early, although only with Uefa’s approval. But the idea is still to finish the season as a whole at the end of August, with all outstanding games played. That would mean the Champions League final taking place in Istanbul on 29 August, with the Europa League final in Gdansk three days earlier.Advertisement Two scenarios for getting to that situation are under consideration. The first is to play the quarter-finals and semi-finals as two-legged matches as normal, in July and August. The second would be for the games to be played as one-off fixtures after the end of the domestic seasons, potentially condensing the end of the competition into a week-long mini-tournament. Four of the eight Champions League quarter-finalists are already known, with Manchester City’s high-profile encounter with Real Madrid one of the ties still to be concluded. read also:Champions League final: UEFA plans for final on 29 August In the Europa League, scheduling is more complicated because all eight last-16 second-leg ties are still to be played, with two matches, involving Spanish and Italian teams, yet to play the first legs. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Lil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Loading… last_img read more

Remnants of Prevendido, Odicta drug groups regrouping – ICPO

first_imgICPO director Police Colonel MartinDefensor Jr. said information reached his office that remnants of the twogroups are planning to merge into one group and to avoid detection they wouldbe recruiting personalities that the police are not familiar with. Richard Prevendido of Barangay Bakhaw,Mandurriao district died in a shootout with policemen in Barangay Balabago,Jaro district on Sept. 1, 2017 while Melvin Odicta Sr. of BarangayTanza-Esperanza, City Proper was shot to death by unidentified gunmen in Malay,Aklan on Aug. 28, 2016. On the other hand, the Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency in the region has tightened its monitoring of seaports forthe possible entry of shabu. ICPO director Police Colonel Martin Defensor Jr. PN FILE PHOTO The ranks of the two groups have beendecimated through relentless antidrug operations of the police and PhilippineDrug Enforcement Agency following the death of their leaders. The ICPO will be running after them,he stressed. center_img ILOILO City – Remnants of thePrevendido and Odicta drug groups are trying to regroup, according to theIloilo City Police Office (ICPO). “Iloilo City is small. We can easilyspot them,” Defensor said. “We were able to get this fromarrested drug pushers. We know who they are. They plan to operate not only herebut in Iloilo province, too,” said Defensor. Director Alex Tablate said his menwere using dogs trained to detect illegal drugs concealed in luggage./PNlast_img read more

LTFRB’s Osmeña to strikers: ‘I’ll cancel franchises’

first_imgLTFRB suspendingor revoking jeepney franchises would spur more trouble, he said, pointing outthat many rely on jeepneys. This warning camefrom Director Richard Osmeña of the Land Transportation Franchising andRegulatory Board (LTFRB) in Western Visayas. “Mark my word. Iwill automatically replace you with modern public utility vehicles (PUV). It’sthat simple. Take it or leave it. If you do not want to modernize your jeepneyunits, there are others who have the capacity to ply your routes,” said Osmeña. Thejeepney started as remodeled army vehicles left behind by US forces after WorldWar II, and became a showcase of Filipino ingenuity and resourcefulness. Mainlypatronized by low- to middle-income passengers, it has become the core ofPhilippine public transport. One of theprohibitions is for the operator not to join transport strikes. According to thedirector, the jeepney franchise or Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) is aprivilege granted by the government. The CPC carrieswith it terms, conditions and prohibitions which the operator of a PUV is boundto follow, stressed Osmeña. “Let us notpunish the riding public. If you have something against the government, thereare other ways to express it,” he stressed. Osmeña said theCPC may be revoked if the operator violates any of the conditions. Sentrong Samahanng Tsuper at Operators Negros secretary-general Jessie Ortega belittledOsmeña’s threat. Today’snationally-coordinated transport strike is a protest against the phase out ofold jeepneys. “I have to do myjob,” said Osmeña. “I will do what is mandated of me, cancel franchises. No oneis above the law.” Franchises ofstriking jeepney operators and drivers would be cancelled, he said. BACOLO City –“Don’t test my patience. I will be very strict with violators, those joiningthe transport strike.” Today’s strikestarts at 5 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m./PNlast_img read more