BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighingabout four grams valued around P60,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation inBarangay 3. Claudine Alianza, Ged Weber, PJ Hechanova, and Gilberto Mallari were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay 3, Bacolod City on Dec. 16. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO The 27-year-old Claudine Alianza,18-year-old Ged Weber, 27-year-old PJ Hechanova, and 26-year-old GilbertoMallari yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Police officers staged an entrapmentoperation which led to the arrest of the suspects around 6:10 p.m. on Dec. 16,the report added. Aside from suspected shabu, a P200marked money and P300 cash were also recovered from them, police said. The suspects were detained in thelockup facility of Police Station 2, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
BOONE, Iowa – Transponders are required again for all Modified and Stock Car competitors at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.The electronic scoring devices will be used in all races for the two divisions Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 7-10.Drivers will be able to use their own MyLaps/ABM compatible transponder at Boone Speedway or rent one for $30 for the week. Transponders will be available in the pre-tech inspection tent and a driver’s license or credit card will be held for deposit.Transponders will also be required for the Thursday, Sept. 8 Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Model main event, qualifying and last-chance features on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods, and Saturday main events for SportMods and Hobby Stocks.The devices will be installed at no charge to those drivers.MyLaps remains the official timing and scoring system of IMCA and Super Nationals.
RelatedPosts Neymar bags two-match ban Neymar risks seven-game ban, Gonzalez 10 Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Neymar struck late again as Paris St-Germain beat Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 to strengthen their French Ligue 1 lead on Sunday. The Brazil forward, who scored the only goal against Racing Strasbourg last weekend, found the back of the net three minutes from time. The victory put PSG on 15 points from six games, leaving Lyon in ninth place seven points behind. Second-placed Angers, who demolished St Etienne 4-1 earlier on Sunday, are three points off the pace. Also on Sunday, Rennes drew 1-1 at home to Lille. Reuters/NAN.Tags: NeymarOlympique Lyonnais
Press Association Wigan’s survival bid gathered pace as Arouna Kone’s goal nine minutes from time secured a 1-0 win over Norwich and made it three wins in a row for Roberto Martinez’s side. The visitors are not quite clear of the relegation scrap and they began well, with striker Kei Kamara looking a threat, but they did not trouble Joel Robles in the home goal. The hosts were struggling to make an impact but they did put together a fine move in the 27th minute as Shaun Maloney turned and found Emmerson Boyce who set up Kone for a shot just wide. Alcaraz had been a doubt for the match, with Martinez keen not to overplay him after he missed six months of the season with a groin tear. The Paraguayan’s calmness in defence has been much missed and he saved his team after a misunderstanding allowed Kamara to run free only for Alcaraz to nick the ball quite brilliantly. Wigan came extremely close to taking the lead after 70 minutes. Alcaraz rose highest to meet Jean Beausejour’s corner but his header was cleared off the line by Jonny Howson. The home side were certainly in the ascendancy and they went close again in the 77th minute as James McCarthy drilled a shot just wide. The goal was coming and it arrived in the 81st minute. Wes Hoolahan lost the ball in midfield and it proved costly as Jordi Gomez picked out Kone, who smashed home from the edge of the box. It was a fine strike by the Ivorian but goalkeeper Lee Camp will feel he should have done better at his near post. Norwich could not exert any real late pressure on Robles’ goal and Chris Hughton’s side are now only four points ahead of their opponents. Last season a point at Carrow Road in March provided the impetus for the Latics to win seven of their last 10 games and engineer another great escape – and Saturday’s three points lifted them out of the Barclays Premier League’s bottom three. Wigan were lacklustre for an hour but the threat on the Norwich goal grew and grew and, after Antolin Alcaraz had seen a header cleared off the line, it was Kone who fired home from the edge of the box.
“If they don’t see the sort of determination and passion and desire they think they should get to show their disapproval,” Allardyce said. “I thought the players tried as hard as they can, but they’re playing with a bit of fear at the minute. And that makes them look like they’re not playing with the passion that is normally seen.” Two further London derbies follow for the Hammers, against Fulham and Crystal Palace, with an upturn in fortunes crucial heading into the busy festive period. Allardyce insists his side must block out the consequences of their performances. “When people say there’s a pressure game at the top – Manchester United versus Arsenal or Chelsea versus Manchester United or Manchester City – it’s not as big a pressure as when you’re in the bottom three or four,” Allardyce added. “It’s much greater pressure because it’s all about ‘relegation this’, ‘relegation threatened that’, all the money you lose. “That becomes a constant flee in the players’ ear. They’ve got to dismiss all that, keep a clear mind, keep a clear head and focus on playing how they know they can play. “It’s my job to pick the players up and remind them about previous performances we’ve had home and away this year, make sure we get to that level and stop those fears creeping in.” The Hammers have two wins all season – on the opening day against Cardiff and, memorably, at Tottenham – and lost 3-0 at home to Chelsea on Saturday night to sit in a perilous position. Allardyce saw his side jeered off at the interval and full-time of the London derby and insists the supporters are entitled to vent their frustrations following a fourth home loss of the season, the same number his side had in the whole of last term. Sam Allardyce has warned West Ham’s position could become more precarious before it improves as the players struggle to cope with fear. Press Association Yet, following the failure to build on the 3-0 win at Spurs, Allardyce has also reminded his side of their predicament. He added: “I said to the players because you’ve thrown away the wins you should’ve got, you’ve put yourselves under so much pressure now that you’re going to find it really tough to play football as easy as it was for you a few weeks ago. It’s now becoming tougher and tougher. “We’ve got to try to dismiss all of those negatives and get back to a proper positive attitude this week.” Allardyce again bemoaned the continued absence of Andy Carroll as the England striker continues his rehabilitation from a heel injury which has yet to see him strike a ball in anger this season. The Hammers boss was asked about strengthening in the winter transfer window, but he is eager to get there first. “Andy was due back three weeks into the season, not still out now,” said Allardyce, who again reported the Hammers missed out on four strikers before the close of the summer transfer window. “It’s been a double whammy for us that we’ve had to live with. “It’s alright saying going into the market in January, (but) there’s too many games between now and January we’ve got to make sure we get points from.” Joe Cole was hauled off before half-time against his former club and reacted with frustration. Allardyce attributed Cole’s underwhelming displays to niggling injuries. “Getting back to top form is playing on a consistent basis and that’s been a struggle for Joe,” Allardyce said. “We’ve had him at top form, but not for long enough, which is a shame for the talent he’s got.”
â€œThis is very sad. I pray that God Almighty will protect the family and loved ones he has left behind and give them the fortitude to bear this big loss.â€œHe was a thorough professional who did his job to the best of his ability and even as an analyst on television, he was forthright and provided wise counsel for the advancement of the Nigeria game. We pray that God will grant him eternal rest,â€ NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said.Nicknamed â€˜Boosterâ€™ for his magnanimity and encouragement of younger professionals, Mgbolu served with the administrations of Samson Emeka Omeruah (of blessed memory), Abdulmumuni Aminu and Anthony Kojo Williams, and briefly with the board of Brigadier-General Dominic Oneya (rtd) who came into office when Williams was impeached in 2000.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigerian Football family was again thrown into mourning wednesday after news spread of the death of one-time image-maker of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Austin Mgbolu.Mgbolu, who served as public relations officer of then NFA between 1993 and 2001, was a highly conscientious, energetic and dedicated professional and left giant marks for predecessors to follow.Reports indicates that Mgbolu had a major surgery last month and appeared to have regained good health, before complications early wednesday morning led to his being rushed to the hospital where he died.
The rout started after four minutes when Chelsea were caught napping by Kevin De Bruyne’s quick free-kick which left Raheem Sterling to fire in at the far post before Aguero, who had already missed an open goal, curled a magnificent right-foot finish past the stretching Kepa Arrizabalaga from 25 yards.Chelsea’s embarrassment was symbolised by Ross Barkley’s inexplicable header straight to the feet of Aguero to poach his second and Ilkay Gundogan capped that early blitz with a low drive.Aguero completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after 56 minutes following Cesar Azpilicueta’s foul on Sterling, his 15th treble for City and a record-equalling 11th in the Premier League, an honour he shares with Alan Shearer. It was also his second in successive home games after his hat-trick in the 3-1 win against Arsenal.Sterling then piled on the agony for Chelsea with the sixth, turned in from six yards after David Silva’s threaded pass released Oleksandr Zinchenko down the left.If Liverpool answered questions with their win over Bournemouth, City’s response here – and in the last week – has been even more emphatic.Guardiola’s reigning champions faced a key week after their shock loss at Newcastle United with potentially hazardous home games against Arsenal and Chelsea, and a re-arranged trip to Everton.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Aguero equals Shearer’s hat-trick recordSergio Aguero was Manchester City’s hat-trick hero again as it returned to the top of the English Premier League in scintillating style by outclassing Chelsea at Etihad Stadium.Liverpool’s win against Bournemouth meant Pep Guardiola’s side needed victory to return to the summit, albeit having played one game more.And their job was done after a sensational opening burst brought four goals in the first 25 minutes as Chelsea were left bedraggled, humiliated and on the receiving end of their worst defeat since they lost 7-0 at Nottingham Forest in April 1991.
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoIt took more effort than expected, but the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (1-0) squeaked by the Long Beach State 49ers (0-2) 68-61 Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center.The 49ers proved to be a formidable opponent, but UW forward Marcus Landry did everything he could to preserve a Wisconsin victory in its regular season opener.The senior captain scored 23 points, including a three pointer to seal the game for Wisconsin with 30 seconds remaining.The game in its entirety, however, was a struggle on both sides of the court. In the first half, the lead changed eight times, and the score was tied three times.Long Beach State, which hails from the Big West conference, was a serious underdog coming into the game. But with guard Donovan Morris, who averaged 21.2 points per game last season, the Badgers knew they would be challenged.“All those things that sometimes you can get with a team coming in earlier in the year were thrown out the window because they had already done some things,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “What we had to do with the way they were coming back and the way that they are playing now, just everything we heard was that ‘You better get ready for them,’ and, of course, we were.”The way the 49ers kept up with the Badgers was with their stellar first half three-point shooting. Five of Long Beach State’s first six field goals were three pointers.“Our theory is still that shooting percentages can go down as long as you’re making the other team play a little bit of defense,” Ryan said. “We had to make them work to cover us.”The Badgers could not take hold of the lead from the 11:13 mark in the first half until freshman Jordan Taylor served up an alley-oop to Landry to take the lead 32-31 with 1:42 left before halftime. Following the play, Wisconsin began to get into its offensive flow.“I had seen that it was open, and I kind of gave [Taylor] eye contact,” Landry said. “The next thing I knew, the ball was in the air, and I just had to make sure he didn’t get a turnover.”About midway through the second half with the 49ers trailing 53-45, Morris showed the 17,230 fans in attendance why he was picked as the Big West’s preseason player of the year.Morris scored 10 consecutive points for Long Beach State before 49ers forward Arturas Lazdauskas hit a layup to tie the game at 57 points apiece.“He’s a kid that last year, he was our only player. And he had to do that for us to have a chance,” Long Beach State head coach Dan Monson said. “When he gets going, and he gets on a flow, he’s as hard to guard as anyone in the country.”In response to Morris, the Badgers turned to their own star — Landry.With Wisconsin only up by one point with 1:33 remaining in the game, guard Trevon Hughes drove the lane and kicked out a pass in traffic to set up Landry’s game-sealing three pointer.“Those are the things I do in practice, that I try to do in practice and that I try to imitate when it comes to the game,” Landry said. “It’s just reading the offense and also reading the defense as far as the shot goes and being in the right place at the right time.”“It was huge. It’s a different story out there without Marcus playing the way he did today,” forward Joe Krabbenhoft said. “I think everyone knows that. He was huge, getting the ball to the post is an easy job, and then he did all the work.”
EVANSTON, Ill. — Looking to build on the momentum established from the upset-Purdue victory last Sunday, the Wisconsin basketball team took on Northwestern at the Welsh-Ryan Arena Wednesday and proceeded to shoot 38.5 percent from the field and 26.9 percent from beyond the arc.Not exactly a recipe for success when the Badgers were handicapped from the start with UW’s leading rebounder and second leading scorer sidelined indefinitely with a wrist injury.But like so many Bo Ryan coached teams do, Wisconsin found a way to win 60-50 with a combination of tough defense, and more importantly with Leuer’s 6.2 boards a game missing, dominant rebounding.For the game, UW pulled down 38 boards — 15 on the offensive glass — and outscored the Wildcats 17-9 on second chance points. Considering the game ended with a 10-point margin of victory, a +9 point differential on second opportunities may have made all the difference.“[Offensive rebounding] was the key,” Ryan said. “I was hoping nobody would notice so we could try to, like, use that as a weapon…both teams were hustling, bodies were flying into another, the ball got tipped a little bit. We seemed to win what were the little skirmishes a little bit more tonight.”The decisive stretch proved to be the last five minutes when senior guard Trevon Hughes — two for nine shooting at the time — nailed three 3-pointers in a row, with two of them coming from offensive rebounds grabbed by Jordan Taylor.The sophomore Taylor was one of three players who finished with at least three offensive boards, and six different players for UW finished with at least four rebounds.“Someone just told me they got the last 11 rebounds (actually 12) of the game,” NU head coach Bill Carmody said. “They’d miss a shot, rebound, miss a shot, rebound, you know two, three, four rebounds.”“We just had to go out there and rebound tonight, do what we have to do to win,” Taylor added. “Coach always stresses it doesn’t matter [what your size is], it’s not the size of the dog or whatever, I hear it all the time. Whatever it is, size doesn’t matter, you got to show heart.”Seniors shineAt the beginning of the season, much was made of Wisconsin starting its first senior backcourt in four years as a predictor of good things to come.Hughes and shooting guard Jason Bohannon showed why.With the duo on the floor for all 40 minutes, the starting pair combined for 36 points and 12 rebounds, while making the majority of the shots down the stretch. Hughes shot a measly 33 percent from the field, but nailed three shots from beyond the arc to bust the game open and Bohannon seemed to come through with a bucket whenever Wisconsin was in a lull, finishing with 7-of-12 shooting. More impressively for Bohannon, he managed to find soft spots in the zone and connected on six of his seven two-point attempts.“Me and Trevon have been through the ups and downs here,” Bohannon said. “Being that senior backcourt and having all that experience here, we need to motivate our team and not let them lose focus…tonight we did a great job staying focused for all 40.”Carmody did his best Matt Painter impression, praising the guards for their second outstanding game in a row.“I just thought their backcourt played very well,” Carmody said, almost echoing Painter after the Purdue loss. “Bohannon in the first half, we couldn’t keep tabs on him. And then Hughes came through in the last five minutes basically.”
McCarthy sat out training today along with Seamus Coleman, Johnny Hayes and Tipperary’s Shane Long. Daryl Murphy is the latest confirmed absentee from the clash at the Aviva – the striker has returned to Newcastle to have a calf injury assessed.