Man Utd captain Maguire regains freedom after assault hearing

first_imgManchester United captain Harry Maguire was released from Greek police custody Saturday, TV footage showed, ahead of a hearing on assault charges on the island of Mykonos. Wearing a baseball cap and mask, Maguire was shown leaving a courthouse on neighbouring Syros island, accompanied by what appeared to be members of his legal team, and boarding a dark minivan. The England centre-back’s hearing has been set for Tuesday but he is not obliged to be present. Manchester United said in a statement: “Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file. “Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course,” the club said. His lawyer Constantinos Darivas had earlier told Greek sports website gazzetta.gr that the England centre-back had denied the charges, and was in “fine condition” despite spending two nights in detention since his Thursday night arrest. Greek TV channel Mega said Maguire’s father had flown to Greece to be at his son’s side. The case is being heard on the island of Syros, the administrative hub of the Cycladic island group that includes Mykonos. The £80 million (88 million euros) defender was arrested late Thursday after what Greek police described as an “altercation” between two groups of British tourists on Mykonos. Mega said Maguire had become enraged after someone in the other group struck his sister. A Greek police statement on Friday said that three men aged 27, 28 and 29 had been arrested in Mykonos. The police said an officer was punched on the scene, and that a second fight had broken out at the local police station where the three men “strenuously resisted (arrest), pushing and striking three officers.” One of the suspects then tried to bribe the officers to hush up the incident, the police said. The suspects are accused of assault, resisting arrest, verbally insulting and threatening the arresting officers, and attempted bribery, the police said. Four Mykonos officers sustained slight injuries in the fracas, the authorities said. Mykonos is popular with sports stars and celebrities for its all-night nightlife and beaches. United’s 2019⁄20 season ended Sunday in a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals. Harry Maguire (baseball cap) is escorted by plain clothes police officers to the central police station on the island of Syros, west of Mykonos, after her was arrested last night for allegedly assaulting officers during a raucous night out Read Also: Barcelona board struggling to pin down Messi But the club will be back in pre-season training in two weeks and could begin the new Premier League campaign in less than a month. On Monday, Maguire had tweeted after the elimination: “Time to go away, reflect, recover and be ready to come back stronger next season.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgTurner Sports says quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will join them for a two-on-two match to be aired on TNT sometime in May. Turner didn’t provide specifics concerning the exact date or location, only to say that tournament organizers would work with government and health officials to meet safety and health standards.Turner said all donations and fundraising from the match would benefit relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic.GOLF HALL OF FAME-MAXWELL BERNINGMaxwell Berning, winner of 3 US Opens, gets in Hall of FameUNDATED (AP) — Susie Maxwell Berning is the fourth and final person to be inducted next year in the World Golf Hall of Fame. April 23, 2020 Associated Press Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-RED SOX-SIGN STEALINGRed Sox stripped of pick, Cora banned in sign-stealing scamsNEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have escaped the heavy punishment doled out to the Houston Astros in their separate sign-stealing scandals. The Red Sox also announced that Ron Roenicke (REH’-neh-kee) is their new manager after giving him the job on an interim basis in March. He replaced Cora.NFL-NEWSTrade reunites Gronkowski with Brady in Tampa BayUNDATED (AP) — Rob Gronkowski has become an official member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The tight end will be catching passes from Tom Brady again after the New England Patriots agreed to send him to the Bucs, along with a seventh-round pick in this weekend’s draft. The Pats receive a fourth-round selection. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has stripped the Red Sox of their second-round pick in this year’s draft while also punishing former Boston skipper Alex Cora for his role in the Astros’ sign-stealing maneuvers of 2017 and ‘18.Manfred concluded Red Sox replay system operator J.T. Watkins broke rules by using in-game video to revise sign sequences provided to players. According to Manfred, Watkins was a “key participant” in the 2017 Apple incident, when the Red Sox used a smartwatch to relay decoded signs from the replay room to the dugout.Watkins was suspended without pay through this year’s postseason and prohibited from serving as the replay room operator through 2021.Meanwhile, Cora has been suspended through the 2020 postseason for his previous conduct as bench coach with the Astros. Cora became manager of the Red Sox in 2018 and left the team during the winter.Manfred found Boston’s conduct far less egregious than that of the Astros, whom he determined used video to steal catchers’ signs during their run to the 2017 World Series title and again during the 2018 season. Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended through the 2020 postseason on Jan. 13 and Houston was fined $5 million, the maximum under the Major League Constitution. The Astros were penalized their next two first- and second-round amateur draft picks. Gronkowski earned four All-Pro selections in nine seasons while serving as one of Brady’s top targets at New England. Brady signed a two-year, $50 package with New England past month.The 31-year-old Gronkowski has one year and $10 million left on his contract. He comes out of retirement following a one-year absence.In other NFL news:— Giants defensive tackle Leonard Williams has signed his non-exclusive franchise tag. Williams will earn a salary in the 2020 season based on the average of the top five salaries from his position. The two sides can negotiate a long-term contract during the season. The Giants acquired Williams on Oct. 29 from the Jets for two draft choices.— The head of the NFL Players Association says the new collective bargaining agreement does not have a similar clause to one that allows the NBA to start cutting players’ pay in mid-May. Executive Director DeMaurice (deh-MOHR’-ihs) Smith said Wednesday on a call with reporters that the CBA with the NFL does not have a provision that would prevent someone from fulfilling a contract because of unforeseeable circumstances. The NBA is using that clause to begin taking a 25% chunk out of players’ checks starting May 15 for a league that shut down March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The NFL began its new business year March 18. UNDATED (AP) — One of the most successful coaches in women’s basketball history has stepped down.Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw has abruptly retired after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes 936 victories and two national championships in 33 seasons. The 64-year-old McGraw became the 13th woman inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame three years ago, one year before her second NCAA title.McGraw is one of five Division I men’s or women’s basketball coaches with at least 930 wins, nine Final Fours and multiple titles. She logged 842 over 24 seasons with the Irish.TENNIS-FEDERER-TOUR MERGERFederer wants ATP-WTA merger UNDATED (AP) — Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet is bracing for the suspended NBA season not to resume, saying everyone is preparing for the worst-case scenario.If the season should resume, VanVleet says he isn’t convinced health concerns can be adequately addressed as long as the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat. He described himself as a skeptic in a conference call Wednesday and questioned whether a return to action could be carried out safely. VanVleet also said he doesn’t relish the idea of playing in front of empty arenas.In other virus-related developments:— Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego says he thinks some players could need “multiple weeks” to get back into true basketball shape if the NBA decides to return to action this season. The league hasn’t played games in nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Borrego says unlike when there was a lockout — and players gathered routinely for five-on-five pickup games in gyms — he knows some players who don’t have access to a court to work on basketball-specific drills.— Louisville has furloughed 45 athletic department staffers for at least 60 days and eliminated 40 other support positions in the latest budget moves resulting from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Athletic director Vince Tyra also announced 4% pay cuts for staffers earning more than $100,000 in the next year, with those earning below that figure taking 2% salary cuts. The newest salary cuts do not include head coaches, senior staff or the AD, whose salaries were reduced 10% earlier this month. — The New Orleans Saints have canceled their offseason program because of the coronavirus shutdown and informed players they’ll not be required to report to club headquarters until training camp, whenever that may be. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said coach Sean Payton informed players of the decision today, adding that the club will remain in regular communication with players between now and the opening of training camp.— Percy Harvin is planning an NFL comeback, nearly four years after his last game. The former Florida star and first-round draft pick by Minnesota in 2009 expects to get invited to a training camp this season and show his 32-year-old body still has what it takes to be an elite playmaker. Harvin’s decision to resume his career comes after he underwent hip surgery last August. Doctors found a blockage he says may have been there since high school.— On Saturday, Brad Lang, a Marine veteran who lost both legs in an explosion while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011, will announce a draft pick for the Carolina Panthers. He was selected by the NFL to represent the new league that will play in Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Kansas City, Missouri.  Then Lang will continue preparation for the wheelchair version of America’s most popular sport. Disabled Sports USA, with funding from the NFL and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, plans to launch a league in the fall.WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NOTRE DAME-MCGRAWNotre Dame’s McGraw retires Chuck Christian said during a videoconferencing interview Wednesday that the late Dr. Robert Anderson gave him unnecessary rectal exams before he played for the Wolverines during the 1977-80 seasons. The 60-year-old Christian said he would have been quicker to seek cancer treatment if he wasn’t emotionally scarred by Anderson’s annual physicals.Christian is one of hundreds of University of Michigan graduates who allege that Anderson molested them under the guise that the abuse was a normal part of the physicals they had to get in order to participate in sports.GOLF-WOODS/MICKELSONWoods-Mickelson rematch to include Brady, ManningUNDATED (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are primed for a made-for-TV rematch, and they’ll be paired with a pair of NFL rival quarterbacks. — The chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics is promising “transparency” with the Japanese public regarding the cost of postponing the games until next year. Neither the Japanese organizers nor the International Olympic Committee has said what it will cost to delay the Tokyo Games for one year. Early estimates in Japan range between $2 billion and $6 billion. CEO Toshiro Muto said it’s highly likely the expense will be higher than the original budget. He said the exact amount was unclear but promised to “proceed with transparency and explain to the taxpayers about the costs.”— The Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the pandemic. City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOREx-Michigan tight end Chuck Christian says he was abusedANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The first former University of Michigan football player to publicly say that a team doctor abused him believes he would have sought medical help sooner for what has become stage 4 prostate cancer if he hadn’t been victimized in college. She won the U.S. Women’s Open three times in a six-year span. Only five other women have won at least three U.S. Women’s Open and all of them are in the Hall of Fame.Maxwell Berning won a fourth major at the Women’s Western Open. She had 11 career victories on the LPGA Tour while raising two daughters. She joins Tiger Woods, Marion Hollins and former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem in the 2021 induction class.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 UNDATED (AP) — Roger Federer is calling for the merger of the governing bodies for the men’s and women’s professional tennis tours, sparking a conversation among players and fans.The 20-time Grand Slam champion issued the notion in a series of tweets, saying it probably should have happened a long time ago and maybe now is really the time.Those giving support to the idea include rival Rafael Nadal and 12-time major singles champion Billie Jean King, who founded the WTA and has long said men and women should share one tour. Women’s tennis stars Simona Halep (HA’-lehp) and Garbiñe Muguruza (moo-gah-ROO’-thah) have also voiced their approval.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSHornets coach says players aren’t in game shapelast_img read more

Hurling championship moves up a gear

first_imgIn the other game Down overcame London 1-22 to 1-13. Both teams progress to the semi finals now. with the victors set to face Tipperary in Limerick on June 21st. Both Clare and Limerick have pinpointed this game as being vital to win. The throw in time is 4pmIn the Leinster senior hurling qualifying group round 3 Carlow take on Antrim at Dr Cullen Park while Laois take on Westmeath at O Moore Park both throw in at 2.In the Christy Ring cup yesterday Kildare beat  Meath 3-23 to 2-18 in their quarter final, and three Tipperary players featured for Kildare Dinny Stapleton from Sean Treacys, Willie Greene from Moneygall and David Young from Toomevara all playing a role for the Lilywhites. last_img

Continent 8 delivers cybersecurity services to the Philippines

first_img StumbleUpon Submit IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead  July 22, 2020 Continent 8 will allow businesses in the Philippines to connect globally using local partners, after agreeing to deliver global network and cybersecurity services to the region.The Isle of Man based technology company has selected IP Converge Data Services (IPC) and LR Data Center and Solutions, both headquartered in Makati City in Manila, for sharing Continent 8’s values of service excellence, innovation and integrity.Both significant players in the local connectivity and data centre markets, IPC and LR Data Center and Solutions will benefit from Continent 8’s advanced DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection services, alongside the company’s global private connectivity to Philippines based companies.Michael Tobin, co-founder and chief executive officer at Continent 8, commented: “With nearly 20 years of experience and operations, we have built a global reputation for service excellence alongside a unique global footprint of data centres and network points of presence.“By partnering with IPC and LR Data, we bring to the table advanced DDoS Mitigation services to Philippine enterprises, at a time when attacks are becoming increasingly prolific.”In 2016, Continent 8 announced the completion of its latest network expansion, bringing its European, North American and Asia Pacific networks together to give global coverage across a multi-terabit network, with over 25 points of presence globally. Share Luke Campbell, Champion Sports: Modular thinking most play the lead role in sportsbook migrations August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020last_img read more

Emanuel Steward, famed boxing trainer, dies at 68

first_imgEmanuel Steward, earnest yet easygoing, proved rough and tough wasn’t the only way to win in boxing.With a twinkle in his eyes, a smile on his face and a soothing voice, Steward developed unique bonds in and out of the ring with a long line of champions that included Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya and Wladimir Klitschko.Steward, owner of the Kronk Gym in Detroit and an International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer, died Thursday. He was 68. His executive assistant, Victoria Kirton, said Steward died Thursday at a Chicago hospital. She didn’t disclose the cause of death.“It is not often that a person in any line of work gets a chance to work with a legend, well I was privileged enough to work with one for almost a decade,” Klitschko said Thursday. “I will miss our time together. The long talks about boxing, the world, and life itself. Most of all I will miss our friendship.”Steward, whose father was a coal miner and mother was a seamstress, was born in West Virginia.He got boxing gloves as a Christmas present at the age of 8, the start of what would become a long career in the sweet science.He moved to the Motor City just before becoming a teenager and trained as an amateur boxer at Brewster Recreation Center, which once was the home gym of Joe Louis.Steward, at the age of 18, won the national Golden Gloves tournament as a bantamweight. Instead of trying to make it as a professional boxer, he went to work for the Detroit Edison Co. and in 1971 accepted a part-time position as head coach — for $35 per week — of the boxing program at the Kronk Recreation Center. A dynasty was born.The Kronk’s first professional champion was Hilmer Kenty, a lightweight from Columbus, Ohio, who started training there in 1978 and won the WBA title two years later.But It was Hearns who really put Kronk — and the trainer known as Manny — on the map. The boxer known as Hitman was the first man to win titles in four divisions — he won five overall — and topped his 155-8 amateur record by going 61-5-1 with 48 knockouts as a pro.Even though Steward had a lot of success with Hearns, some of his setbacks from his corner were among the most memorable in the sport. Hearns was knocked out in the 14th round by Sugar Ray Leonard in 1981 — Steward said that was the most painful experience of his life — and Hearns was on the short end of a three-round fight with Marvin Hagler in 1985 that is considered one of the best bouts in boxing history.“He brought the very, very best out of me,” Hearns once said of Steward.Hearns wasn’t alone.Steward trained, helped train or managed some of the greatest fighters — and some kids who just needed to get off the streets — of the past 40 years out of Kronk and in other facilities across the globe, putting fighters from many countries in red and gold trunks.“Lennox used to say when fighting as an amateur that everyone was afraid of the Kronk guys,” Steward once said. “He saw the respect when they saw the colors.”The gym for years was seen as a way to keep kids out of trouble in southwestern Detroit. “A lot of these kids would be in the streets,” Steward once said. “They live for this.”And, Steward lived for it, too.He loved boxing — and boxers — but like the Motor City, the gym he adored fell on hard times.The city closed the original Kronk Recreation Center — a hot, sweaty basement gym — after vandals stole its copper piping in 2006. It was allowed to remain open, but it put Steward in a difficult financial situation and he later rented space at a gym in Dearborn so his young fighters could train.“With the loss of Emanuel Steward, we have lost a true Detroit icon,” Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said. “Emanuel Steward embodied our city’s toughness, our competitive spirit, and our determination to always answer the bell.“We are grateful for Emanuel Steward’s many contributions to our city and his impact on generations of young people.”In the early years at Kronk, most of his fighters were black. In recent years, his melting pot of boxers included a Ukrainian heavyweight, an Irish middleweight and scores of young men from Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.Steward was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996.“It brings me great grief and sadness to hear of the passing of one of the best and most respected trainers of this era,” De La Hoya said. “I learned a lot from him during our professional relationship and I will be forever grateful for his help during that time. We were also friends and I know I am going to miss him as so many others will, too. He was an important part of our boxing community.” Steward worked closely with Lewis during his title run, and with current heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko as recently as July when the boxer led 22,000 fans in singing “Happy Birthday,” to the beloved trainer.Klitschko had to train recently without Steward for his fight against Mariusz Wach next month in Germany“His spirit is always here,” Klitschko said. “I can hear his voice in sparring while doing things, whispering in my ear. As the famous saying goes, ‘The show must go on,’ and that’s exactly the case.”Steward also trained actor Wesley Snipes for his role as a boxer in “Undisputed” and appeared briefly with Lewis in “Ocean’s ElevenSteward worked since 2001 as a boxing analyst for HBO, sharing his rich knowledge of the sport and warm personality with a younger generation of fans.“Manny was a respected colleague who taught us so much not only about the sweet science but also about friendship and loyalty,” HBO Sports President Ken Hershman said. “His energy, enthusiasm and bright smile were a constant presence. Ten bells do not seem enough to mourn his passing.”HBO Sports commentator Jim Lampley — a friend of Steward’s since the early 1980s and broadcast partner for more than a decade — said Steward’s wisdom and common touch made him special. “He was the most loyal, generous, positive spirited, broadly accepting man I’ve ever known,” Lampley said. “He had a positive impact on everyone he encountered.”last_img read more

What time does ‘The Last Dance’ air today? TV schedule for Episodes 5-6 of Michael Jordan documentary

first_imgHere’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s episode of “The Last Dance,” including the air time, channel and episode trailers.What time does ‘The Last Dance’ air today?Episode 5: 9 p.m. ETEpisode 6: 10 p.m. ETEpisodes 5 and 6 of “The Last Dance” will air at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on ESPN on Sunday, May 3. The series’ final four episodes will air May 10 and May 17.What channel is ‘The Last Dance’ on?TV channel: ESPN, ESPN2 (censored version)Live Stream (U.S.): WatchESPN, ESPN appAll episodes of “The Last Dance” will air on ESPN with a censored version simulcast on ESPN2. A live stream is also available in the U.S. on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.’The Last Dance’ Episodes 5-6 trailerThis weekend’s episodes of “The Last Dance” will address several topics, one of which is Jordan’s last game in Madison Square Gardens as a Bull. He scored 42 points while wearing a 14-year-old pair of ‘Chicago’ Air Jordan 1s that were a size too small.”By halftime my feet are bleeding, but I’m having a good game, I don’t want to take them off.”In his final game at MSG as a Bull, MJ put on 14-year-old ‘Chicago’ Air Jordan 1s that were a size too small. He dropped 42. #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/KQMP2G4Ajg— ESPN (@espn) April 28, 2020 Another one of the major topics to be discussed is the marketing revolution of “Air Jordan,” which dominated the 90s and changed the way athletes brand themselves. With everyone cooped up in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary series on Michael Jordan could not have come at a better time, filling older basketball fans with a sense of nostalgia and teaching younger fans about the rise of one of the most iconic athletes of all time.”The Last Dance” has become a must-watch live viewing event, with pretty much everyone except Ken Burns tuning in each Sunday. Last weekend the documentary had everyone on Twitter freaking out about Dennis Rodman and his relationship with Carmen Electra. This weekend’s episodes, based on the trailers, appear to tackle a myriad of topics ranging from Jordan’s marketing revolution to inner-locker room tensions with Horace Grant during the Bulls’ championship run. Is it next Sunday yet? 🐐🐍Episodes 5-6 can’t come soon enough. #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/ouovDTmy20— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 27, 2020If you watch until the end of the above trailer, it also teases the meeting between Jordan and Kobe Bryant, who died tragically in January. Bryant’s interview for the documentary is expected be aired in one of Sunday’s episodes.’The Last Dance’ TV scheduleTwo new episodes of “The Last Dance” will air on ESPN each Sunday until May 17, 2020. The two previous parts of the documentary series can be watched before the new episodes premiere. For example, on Sunday, May 17, Episode 7 and Episode 8 will re-air at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET before the premieres of Episode 9 and Episode 10.Netflix will roll out episodes in similar fashion for international viewers with two new parts hitting the streaming service following the live showings in the U.S.ESPN (United States)DatePartTimeApril 19Episode 19 p.m. ETApril 19Episode 210 p.m. ETApril 26Episode 39 p.m. ETApril 26Episode 410 p.m. ETMay 3Episode 59 p.m. ETMay 3Episode 610 p.m. ETMay 10Episode 79 p.m. ETMay 10Episode 810 p.m. ETMay 17Episode 99 p.m. ETMay 17Episode 1010 p.m. ETNetflix (International)DatePartTimeApril 20Episode 112:01 a.m. PTApril 20Episode 212:01 a.m. PTApril 27Episode 312:01 a.m. PTApril 27Episode 412:01 a.m. PTMay 4Episode 512:01 a.m. PTMay 4Episode 612:01 a.m. PTMay 11Episode 712:01 a.m. PTMay 11Episode 812:01 a.m. PTMay 18Episode 912:01 a.m. PTMay 18Episode 1012:01 a.m. PTlast_img read more