January 20

UConn’s 111-game winning streak ends

first_img‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media LATEST STORIES Mississippi State guard Morgan William, center, celebrates with teammates after she hit the winning shot at the buzzer in overtime to defeat Connecticut in an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the women’s Final Four, Friday, March 31, 2017, in Dallas. Mississippi State won 66-64. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)DALLAS — UConn’s record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women’s college basketball history, shocking the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William’s overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals on Friday.William hit a 15-footer to win it, moments after a replay review awarded UConn two free throws for a flagrant foul call that tied the game with 26.6 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely La Salle streaks to sixth straight win, whips Adamsoncenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments The Bulldogs will play South Carolina for the national championship Sunday night in a matchup of two South Eastern Conference teams.Mississippi State and UConn met in the playoffs last season and the Huskies won by 60 points — the biggest win in regional semifinals history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnNow they’ve erased that defeat, beating UConn — which had won the last four national college championships — on the grandest stage in one of the sport’s greatest games. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

January 11

Pochettino wants to emulate Sir Alex

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to build his squad around home-grown talentLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 14 – Mauricio Pochettino intends to follow the example set by Sir Alex Ferguson by building his Spurs squad around homegrown talent.The Tottenham boss, who has the good fortune of managing several of the country’s brightest young stars in Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker, says that investing time in developing local talent has always been his goal as a manager. “There is big pressure to win when you are a big club,” Pochettino told reporters.“But for me the best example in football in many years was Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson – and what he created with young talent from the academy or from England. It created the core of a team that won everything. That is a good example for me,” the Argentine added.“From day one, when we arrived at Southampton, we always said to you [the media], the fans and the coaches that the most important thing was to show belief and faith in the young talent in England,” he continued.“One of our challenges in the last four years was to show the English people that the talent exists here. I think Southampton and Tottenham are showing that, if you believe and work and spend time, they have the same talent as in Argentina, Spain and Brazil.”Two of his young players, Alli and Kane have been nominated for the 2016/17 PFA Young Player of the Year award, a title  currently held by the 20-year old Alli.If either of the two Tottenham nominees walk away with the prize, it would be the club’s fifth win in six years with Walker, Gareth Bale, Kane all being previous recipients.“Tottenham is not the only club in England that believes in young players,” Pochettino continued.“But I think it is one of the best few clubs that believes and for young players it is a perfect club to develop their game and we have had success in the league.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 6

Former Man United captain Vidic hailed as ‘great signing’ by Inter Milan chief

first_img1 Inter Milan want to rebuild their club with more shrewd deals like the one they struck with Manchester United for Nemanja Vidic.The 33-year-old centre-back walked out of United in the summer along with long-time defensive partner Rio Ferdinand, leaving a young and inexperienced back-line at Old Trafford.But while Ferdinand is now struggling to get a game at rock-bottom Premier League club QPR, Vidic is seen as the benchmark for which all future Inter signings should meet.“We always look for players that can improve Inter’s quality regardless of their provenance,” Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio said.“Nemanja Vidic is an example of this. He was a great signing because he arrived here intact and for free.“He’s got a great mentality and he will show what it means to be a winner. He has been a lynchpin to a historical club like Manchester United.“I am sure that on the market there are other solutions like him, older or younger than him.“There are very talented players that we are following, others that are made attractive because of their expiring contracts.” Nemanja Vidic in action for Inter Milan last_img read more

January 6

Self-described pedophile says he’ll leave state

first_imgHis Internet service provider took down his Web site more than a month ago. McClellan maintained he launched the site as a form of therapy and wouldn’t do anything illegal. He has never been charged with molestation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Self-described pedophile Jack McClellan said he is leaving California after a judge ordered him to stay away permanently from places where children gather, it was reported today. “I have to leave the state, really, I can’t live here under this Orwellian protocol,” he told KABC-TV. “It’s nightmarish.” A call to McClellan’s cell phone on Sunday by The Associated Press was not immediately returned. McClellan has been unemployed and living out of his car since arriving in Southern California this summer from Washington. On Friday, Superior Court Judge Melvin Sandvig issued a permanent injunction and a three-year restraining order that prohibit McClellan from coming within 30 feet of schools, playgrounds and other places where children congregate. The judge’s ruling narrowed a previous injunction, issued earlier in the month, that had barred McClellan from coming near anyone under age 18 anywhere in the state. McClellan spent 10 days in jail for violating that injunction when he was arrested earlier this month near a child care center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sandvig’s new ruling also bars McClellan from contacting, videotaping or photographing children or publishing their photos without written consent from a guardian or parent. McClellan could be arrested if he violates that prohibition. McClellan, 45, came to the attention of authorities for a Web site where he posted photos of children in public places and discussed how he liked to stake out parks, public libraries, fast-food restaurants and other areas where little girls congregated. last_img read more

December 30


first_imgThe Donegal Gaeltacht is set for a massive 200 jobs boost, donegaldaily.com can reveal.The posts will be created out of €2.9m of government funding awarded to development body Udaras na Gaeltachta to fund 55 projects in Gaeltacht areas across Ireland.More than 90 of the jobs will be based in existing companies in Derrybeg and Dungloe. Donegal Fianna Fail senator Brian O’Domhnaill said the jobs would be a major boost to the local economy.He also said it was further evidence of the government’s commitment to protecting Ireland’s heritage.Senator Brian Ó’Domhnaill has confirmed that Údarás na Gaeltachta will create 193 jobs this year. The significant funding will be provided to the following projects:– Bainistíocht Áras Ghaoth Dobhair Teo, Mín an Iolair, Doirí Beaga€30,000 to assist in the provision of additional services. – Machaire le Chéile Teo, An Mhachaire, An Clochán Liath:€10,044 to assist with further development of Ionad an Mhachaire and provide additional facilities and services.– Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair, An Chrannóg, Doirí Beaga:€9,900 to assist in the promotion of its development plansSenator Ó’Domhnaill has described the announcement as a major boost to the local economy and further evidence of the Government’s commitment to protecting our heritage.“I am delighted that Donegal has secured almost half of the new positions provided to Gaeltacht areas around the country. Of course it is a welcome boost to local communities, but this should also be recognised a significant jobs announcement nationally.“It re-emphasises the importance of the enterprise functions of Udarás na Gaeltachta and I welcome the Government’s decision to protect these functions.”“Through my work at Údarás and with the Government, I am committed to ensuring that the needs of our Gaeltachta are put at the top of the national agenda. I wish to pay tribute to those who work tirelessly to support the economy and culture of these areas. I am delighted that such worthy projects have been granted the support they need to achieve this important goal,” concluded Senator Ó’Domhnaill. EXCLUSIVE: CHRISTMAS CHEER AS 200 NEW JOBS FOR DONEGAL GAELTACHT was last modified: December 15th, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

December 27

Officials probe link in slayings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAnother shooting near Shadyside Avenue and Woodhue Street in unincorporated West Whittier at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday killed Artie Valenzuela, 18, of Whittier. A 16-year-old boy who was with Valenzuela was injured and is in critical condition, officials said. Rosenberg said, in both shootings, a light-colored vehicle was seen speeding away. The killings came as area police geared up for tonight’s annual National Night Out events that aim to show community solidarity against drugs and crime. “Hopefully, National Night Out will get everyone together and show the community that we really do care about our neighborhoods,” said sheriff’s Sgt. Samuel Ariano of the Pico Rivera Station. “There’s got to be a different way to solve your differences without taking the life of someone else,” he added. Ortiz’s slaying is the 10th in Pico Rivera so far this year. At this time last year, the city had recorded five homicides. Valenzuela was the fourth person killed in West Whittier this year, compared with two slayings at this time last year. Though homicides have increased in Pico Rivera, violent crimes are down overall, by about 35 percent from this time last year, said Pico Rivera station Lt. Christopher Reed. Last year at this time, the station responded to 143 reports of aggravated assault, which include non-fatal shootings. So far this year, there have been 91 assaults reported in the city. In West Whittier, violent crimes overall have decreased about 12 percent this year, authorities said. “I don’t think you can point to any one thing and say it’s causing” an increase in homicides, Reed said. “It’s something we are concerned about. These aren’t just numbers, they’re people. They matter to us.” Ariano said he hopes National Night Out celebrations will show some support for victims of violent crimes and their families. “National Night Out is trying to bring people together to recognize in our society that we have crime, and to come together in a group to let the community know we care.” Anyone with information about the slayings Friday and Saturday should call (323) 890-5500. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two drive-by shootings within four miles of each other Friday and Saturday killed two people and injured a 16-year-old boy, and may have been committed by the same people, investigators said Monday. “We’re discussing the possibility that they may be related,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide Lt. Dan Rosenberg. “We’re hoping witnesses or anyone with information about these incidents will come forward.” Officials believe the shootings might be tied to a flare up of a local gang rivalry but did not say whether the victims were gang members. Eduardo Ortiz, 15, of Los Angeles was gunned down in the 9100 block of Olympic Boulevard in Pico Rivera at about 8:45 p.m. Friday, officials said. last_img read more

December 27

Report altered, investigator says

first_img“I am aware of the allegations, but they are completely false. Everyone would be well-advised to conduct an investigation before making false statements,” Hutton said. “Obviously, my client has been in custody and I can tell you that none of her family members have done anything to contact probation.” Cmdr. Jim Voge of the LAPD Internal Affairs Division said his department investigated after hearing that the report had been altered, and found nothing to back it up. “We immediately sent a team to investigate and have not been able to substantiate any part of the rumor,” Voge said. “There are a few loose ends to tie up, but we have found no impropriety.” Pokorney said he was not interviewed by the LAPD. “How could they have investigated without talking to me?” Pokorney said Friday. “I’m the one that told the (deputy) district attorney.” Pokorney said he contacted Deputy District Attorney Lou Holtz Jr., who is prosecuting Arcos. Holtz said he called DeRuise, who confirmed that he had been told to revise the report favorably. Neither Pokorney nor Holtz would offer any reasons why the report might have been changed. Pokorney was not asked to change his own report. District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said that that office would not investigate unless a case is brought to its Justice System Integrity Division. To date, no case has been presented. The probation report was to have been presented Thursday at a hearing in San Fernando Superior Court to set a date for Arcos’ preliminary hearing, which will determine whether her case goes to trial. It was not presented. Arcos’ brief appearance ended after Hutton asked for a sample of her blood drawn in the Aug.7 incident to allow a defense expert to reassess the blood-alcohol reading. Hutton also asked that the case be continued to Nov.1. Judge Cynthia Ulfig granted both requests. According to CHP reports, about 1:45a.m. Aug.7, Arcos was driving a Toyota Tacoma truck that hit John Tun, 27, of Long Beach and Thoung Pok, 35, of Fresno as they were changing a tire on the southbound Golden State Freeway near Magic Mountain Parkway. Both died at the scene. Officials say Arcos continued driving, stopping near Valencia Boulevard. She was arrested shortly thereafter, and her blood-alcohol measured in excess of 0.08, the limit at which a driver is considered drunk. Officials refused to say exactly what her blood-alcohol measured. In the courtroom, the family of victim Tun wore T-shirts emblazoned with his photo. “We’re angry,” said Tun family friend Noy Panithpol. “It’s like a roller coaster of emotions. The family did not deserve this. They only get by day to day. There are seven children who don’t have a parent because of her.” Tun had two children, daughter Christine, 8, and son Jason, 10. Pok was the mother of five children, ranging in age from 4 to 15. Tun’s children and two of Pok’s children were in the car along with Tun’s wife when the incident occurred. Tun’s wife, Rumchoul Ok, said her 8-year-old daughter is taking her father’s death extremely hard. “She says there’s no one here to protect us anymore,” she said tearfully. “Jason doesn’t say much; he keeps it inside. But they remember seeing everything, and we talk about him.” Tun’s sister, Tisha, said the children have been treated by a therapist for the trauma of seeing their father lying dead in the street. Tun was the sole support of his family, working two jobs to make ends meet. Early in the morning, he delivered the Long Beach Press-Telegram before going to his regular job as a railroad maintenance worker. “We pray about him,” Ok said, adding that the family will be in court every time Arcos makes an appearance. “We believe there is God justice.” carol.rock@dailynews.com (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FERNANDO – A probation report on a police lieutenant’s daughter charged in the drunken driving deaths of two people was revised to remove derogatory information and to paint her as a model citizen, a CHP investigator said. CHP Officer Dave Pokorney, who interviewed 19-year-old Chelsea Arcos of Saugus after her arrest, said in an interview Thursday that he had received a phone call Aug. 30 from Probation Officer Dean DeRuise alerting him to the revisions. “He told me he was ordered by his superiors to prepare a favorable report that recommended Arcos’ release on her own recognizance,” Pokorney said. “He had written two reports that were kicked back, and he was upset because it had never happened before. He was told by two of his directors to change it, and he was afraid of retaliation if he blew the whistle. He didn’t know what to do,” Pokorney said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsRobert B. Taylor, chief Los Angeles County probation officer, did not return calls and an e-mail seeking comment. Messages left for DeRuise were not returned. Arcos is charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a license and drunken driving causing great bodily injury or death. She has pleaded not guilty. Arcos, the daughter of Los Angeles police Lt. Robert Arcos, was released from jail Thursday after posting $250,000 bail. Arcos’ attorney, Richard A. Hutton, said Friday that he is aware of the report in question, but said his client was not involved in any changes. last_img read more

December 27

‘Yaya Toure needs to get binned, he moves like he’s towing a fridge’

first_img1 Yaya Toure was criticised for his performance against Feyenoord It was a bad return to Manchester City’s team for Yaya Toure.Toure, the Ivory Coast midfielder, made his first Champions League appearance of the season as a starter against Feyenoord on Tuesday night.But the midfielder, now 34, did not impress.He was an ineffectual presence in the heart of City’s midfield, and his tepid performance was deserving of much criticism.And it was criticism that Toure received, especially from fans of Pep Guardiola’s side on social media.talkSPORT collect some of the best Twitter reactions to Toure’s performance, and you can see them below…last_img

December 25

Roma sent out of Champions League by Porto after VAR penalty in extra time

first_imgPorto progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after Alex Telles’ penalty secured a 3-1 victory over Roma three minutes from the end of extra-time.After cancelling out Roma’s 2-1 first-leg lead to take the tie beyond 90 minutes, Telles’ late strike, after a Video Assistant Referee review, earned them a 4-3 aggregate victory, and increased the pressure on the Italians’ manager Eusebio Di Francesco. The Porto players celebrate with the fans Alex Telles celebrates scoring the late penalty whoops huge blow De Rossi celebrates after scoring from the spot Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City GETTY 3 latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion MOST READ IN FOOTBALL With Roma’s Kostas Manolas caught in possession, Marega sped down the left and rolled the ball across the area to Soares, who then routinely tapped in from two yards, with VAR confirming he had been narrowly onside.It was shortly after Edin Dzeko had gone close that the visitors won the 37th-minute penalty from which De Rossi equalised.Diego Perotti was brought down in the area by Eder Militao, and from the spot De Rossi dummied, stopped, and then sent Iker Casillas the wrong way. A suspected muscle injury then led to him being replaced by Lorenzo Pellegrini on the stroke of half-time.Soares came close to restoring Porto’s lead early in the second half when his diving header bounced off the grass and over, and Marega then forced a fine save from goalkeeper Robin Olsen. tense Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img 3 Reports had suggested he would be sacked if his team lost, and their elimination comes with them also three points off the top four in Serie A. After falling behind to Tiquinho Soares’ first-half strike, a penalty from Daniele De Rossi brought Roma level and left them on course for the final eight.The influential midfielder then suffered an injury towards the end of the first half, and Porto took advantage to force extra-time with Moussa Marega’s finish, and then to ensure progress through Telles when penalties neared.The hosts threatened as early as the third minute, when an early corner came to Jesus Corona on the edge of the area and he struck it well, but could not keep the ball down.He again went close midway through the first half before, with them again in the ascendancy, in the 26th minute Soares gave them the lead. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 3 gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ SORRY revealed The lively Marega was again influential in the 53rd minute, this time levelling the tie. When Olsen had punched a corner away, Rick Karsdorp cheaply conceded possession, allowing Corona to brilliantly curl the ball to the back post, where Marega needed only to touch it in.In extra-time, Dzeko wasted a succession of chances to score the goal that would likely have taken Roma through.But then came the drama in the 117th minute as Alessandro Florenzi pulled back Telles. There were suspicions of offside around the attacker but a VAR review ensured the penalty was awarded.Telles took advantage to beat Olsen by firing into the bottom left corner, deepening Roma’s misery and sending Porto through.last_img read more