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GOtv Boxing Night: Again, Real One, Joe Boy Clash in Public

first_imgReal One yelled that he wants to dethrone Joe Boy, a wish he had twice previously expressed at the press conference to announce GOtv Boxing Night 18 and during the event in Ibadan, when he jumped on the ring to taunt Joe Boy as an expired boxer. Both boxers are rated as the best in the Nigeria’s lightweight division, a situation that has bred the wish among fans to see them take on each other.Sources close to the organisers of the event, Flykite Productions, disclosed that the much anticipated fight will hold in September at the 20th edition of the event, where Joe Boy may defend his ABU title against his bitter challenger.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, and his African Boxing Union (ABU) counterpart, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, almost came to blows in Lagos on Tuesday in continuation of their long-running boxing feud. Both boxers were present at the press conference to announce GOtv Boxing Night 19, at which they are both billed to feature against different opponents on 14 July at the Indoor Sports Hall of Lagos’ National Stadium.Sparks flew as boxers and their opponents were introduced by the organisers, but the event suddenly caught fire when it got to the turn of Real One and his next opponent, Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu.The latter boasted that he will defeat Real One, who responded by describing him as “chicken” and way below his grade in the sport. He followed it up, shouting loudly, with an open challenge to Joe Boy. The ABU champion leapt off his seat to meet his Real One and they had to be pulled apart.last_img read more

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Football program stays out of trouble

first_imgI’ll admit that heading into the football season, USC head coach Lane Kiffin doesn’t have a lot going for him.USC’s dive from preseason favorite to unranked with six losses last year was unprecedented, and Kiffin’s chilly public persona only fuels his detractors. If he wins fewer than nine games this upcoming year, there is a reasonable chance that he will be coaching elsewhere in 2014.That said, there is an aspect of Kiffin that deserves some praise. In light of Aaron Hernandez’s murder charges and accounts of his transgressions stemming back to his days at the University of Florida, Kiffin’s ability to instill character and dignity in his players off the field warrants praise.Fans all want a return to the early-2000s glory days of Pete Carroll, but as many Trojan diehards saw up close with the Reggie Bush scandal, the talent is not always worth the trouble.For Kiffin, that mantra has held true. Not every player will be Matt Barkley, but for the most part, few will spend the night in jail or commit a crime.We take it for granted, but Kiffin has run a nearly spotless ship when it comes to his players keeping out of trouble off the field. Former USC tight end Junior Pomee was arrested for burglary and similar charges this past February, but he walked the plank, as Kiffin booted him off the team.Kiffin doesn’t make it a goal to be everyone’s “cool uncle” like former head coach Pete Carroll did. When both were at USC, Carroll was the party; Kiffin was the one breaking it up.In 2011, former USC linebacker Everson Griffen organized a trip to Las Vegas with current USC players. Jordan Campbell, a former USC linebacker who was cited by police for a breach of peace with Griffen in 2009 when both were at USC, was also involved.Partially out of fear for being suspected of giving improper benefits, athletic director Pat Haden banned the team from making the trip. I doubt Kiffin protested Haden’s decree. What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there, so the pair made sure the trip didn’t happen.There will still be a drunken Marc Tyler rant or ineligibility due to golf cart issues once in a while, but Kiffin has kept the egregious incidents, such as arrests that seem to occur often at Ohio State or Florida, to an admirable minimum.Winning is the goal every college football team goes into the season with. But at USC, fans should appreciate the job Kiffin has done on the recruiting trail since taking the job in January 2010. He’s racked up the star ratings, but also managed to sift out troublemakers before they even register for classes.USC finished as one of  Rivals.com’s top 10 recruiting classes in Kiffin’s first three years, and just one of his recruits (Pomee) has run into legal trouble while at the university. In the Pac-12, only Stanford, Cal and UCLA have fewer arrests since Kiffin was brought in. Not only is he recruiting top talent, but he and his staff are controlling their players once they arrive on campus.College football head coaches are often likened to father figures for their players. Kiffin is more along the lines of a principal, and that isn’t a bad thing. Growing up, few children want to be sent to the principal’s office. I imagine it’s the same for USC football.He’s generally not friendly with the media. His sometimes-dispassionate demeanor doesn’t easily endear him to the raucous Trojan fan base. He’s going to keep everyone waiting with his decision on the starting quarterback. And his image from his admittedly immature days at Tennessee and with the Oakland Raiders still burns vividly in the minds of his many critics.But Kiffin was born to coach. His father was a coach. His brother is a coach. When it comes to off-field disciplinary matters, Kiffin knows what he’s doing.His coaching calls are still questionable and his public persona could be better. And if his team underperforms this season, he might be looking for a new job this winter. But don’t say Kiffin doesn’t know how to keep his players in line. “Four-Point Shot” runs every other Wednesday. To comment on this story, email Jacob at jefreedm@usc.edu or visit dailytrojan.com.Follow Jacob Freedman on Twitter @Jacob_Freedmanlast_img read more

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Podcast: What men’s basketball needs to do to win Big Ten Tournament

first_imgSports content editor and men’s basketball writer Eric Kohlbeck hopped on the mic with associate sports editor Chris Bumbaca to break down the Badgers’ postseason prospects.The consensus was that Wisconsin will take home the Big Ten Tournament crown from Chicago this weekend and head into NCAA play as a two seed.Agree or disagree? Shoot them an email (sports@badgerherald.com) or tweet at them (@eric_kohlbeck and @bacafl0ckaflame).last_img

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Jan. 2 – Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

first_imgSaturday, January 3, 2015•12:05 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1700 block N. A, Wellington.•3:24 p.m. Stuart A. Stover, 56, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, refusal to submit to preliminary breath test, transporting an open container and failure to give proper signal.•10:30 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 100 block E. 15th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Joseph T. Lewallen, 18, Wellington and a fixed object/tree owned by the city of Wellington. Wellington Police notes: Friday, Jan. 2 – Sunday, Jan., 4, 2014: Friday, January 2, 2015•8:20 a.m. Thomas W. Weaver, 59, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•9:30 a.m. Officers took a report of dogs at large in the 1100 block S. F, Wellington.•9:45 a.m. Durell C. Harrington, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for four dogs at large.•10 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block W. Kansas, Wellington.•1 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.•Seth P. Frazee, 21, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct. Warrant was served December 12, 2014. Sunday, January 4, 2015•1:48 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1300 block E.1st, Wellington.•9:37 a.m. Non-injury, hit and run accident in the 400 block N. Olive, Wellington involving an unknown driver and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Carolyn D. Groom, Wellington.•1:04 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 600 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•10:10 p.m. Officers investigated probation violation and obstruction of law enforcement officers by a known suspect(s) in the 100 block E. 19th, Wellington.•11:10 p.m. Patricia R. Reyes, 26, Wellington was arrested and charged with obstruction of law enforcement officers.•11:10 p.m. Donel D. Gaddie Jr, 33, Wellington was arrested and charged with obstruction of law enforcement officers.•11:10 p.m. Joshua A. Bodner, 24, Wichita, was arrested and confined on three Sumner County bench warrants for probation violation.last_img read more

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Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand criticizes concussion spotters: They’re ‘busy eating pizza and cheeseburgers’

first_img“I thought it was fairly evident when he got hit and they decided to do it at the start of the third,” Cassidy told reporters. “That’s the only explanation I got. I don’t know why they wouldn’t do it between periods — there’s an 18-minute intermission.”Marchand later posted on Twitter to say he “shouldn’t have taken [his] frustrations out” on the concussion spotters.My emotions got the best of me after today’s game. I didn’t want to miss any shifts with us being down 2 to 1. I know the spotters are there to help us and I shouldn’t have take my frustrations out on them.— Brad Marchand (@Bmarch63) November 30, 2019Marchand returned to the game cleared to play but did not factor into Boston’s 3-2 overtime win on Black Friday. The Bruins earned their 18th win of the season with the victory. “They had 30 minutes, 20 minutes to sit there and view the tape and call that in,” Marchand said, via Conor Ryan. “But they made me come out in a 2-1 game as we’re starting to get momentum.””The guy up there is busy eating pizza and cheeseburgers and can’t watch the game,” he added. “Maybe next time he’ll pull his head out of his butt and watch the game.”Brad Marchand seems a bit dazed after skating into Jacob Trouba. pic.twitter.com/i1ig4Kpx7H— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) November 29, 2019Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy also appeared unhappy with the concussion spotters’ decision to not check Marchand during the intermission. He noted the league wants to showcase its best players on the ice with Friday’s nationally televised game — not take them off it unnecessarily. Boston Bruins star Brad Marchand had harsh words after NHL concussion spotters pulled him out of Friday’s game against the New York Rangers in the third period — several minutes after the hit that concerned them had occurred.Marchand, 31, collided with Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba at the end of the second period and left the ice, looking dazed. But the league’s spotters did not pull him from play until the teams returned for the third period at TD Garden — prompting Marchand to call them “embarrassing” after the game.last_img read more

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Ball scores 36 for Lakers in NBA Summer League tournament

first_imgRaymundo’s addition to coaching staff ‘big boost’ for Letran Ball looked fine Wednesday while playing against a Philadelphia team playing without Markelle Fultz, the player drafted before Ball who is sitting out with an ankle injury.The point guard from UCLA scored 28 points in the second half, but the Lakers couldn’t get him the ball on an inbounds pass trailing by one. Instead, Ivaca Zubac got free and was fouled with 4.6 seconds left, making both free throws to give the No. 15 seeds the lead for good.Furkan Korkmaz scored 19 for the No. 18 76ers (1-3).The tournament began Wednesday with eight games, featuring the Nos. 9-24 seeds. The top eight seeds earned byes into the second round Thursday.In other action:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments The No. 2 overall draft pick came back from a one-game absence — and did so wearing Nike Kobe AD sneakers instead of a pair from the line that his father, LaVar, is marketing for $495 a pair. Then he brought the Lakers back from a 15-point deficit to claim a spot in the round of 16 on Thursday against No. 2 seed Cleveland.Asked why he changed sneakers, Ball said it was “Mamba mentality,” referring to Kobe Bryant’s nickname.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Just thought I’d switch it up,” Ball added. “Wore them tonight. It’s good when you can wear whatever you want.”Ball was having an up-and-down start to his pro career in Las Vegas. He was 2 for 15 from the field in an opening loss, responded with a triple-double in another loss, then sat out the third game with a sore groin as critics said he was avoiding having to face No. 5 pick De’Aaron Fox in that game against Sacramento. WARRIORS 77, TIMBERWOLVES 69Patrick McCaw scored 26 points, Jordan Bell had another big defensive effort and the Warriors won their opening game of the tournament stage.After losing all three games of the preliminary round, the 22nd-seeded Warriors avenged a loss to the Timberwolves in the sudden-death second overtime a night earlier and advanced to a second-round game against No. 6 Boston, which is 3-0 in Las Vegas.McCaw, a UNLV product who started for the eventual NBA champions in the first round while Kevin Durant was injured, was 10 for 16 from the field back on his college campus.Bell, a second-round pick from Oregon whose rights were acquired by the Warriors, had six points, 16 rebounds and three blocked shots. He had 11 rebounds and six blocks in the final preliminary game.C.J. Williams, who hit the winning basket in that matchup, topped the No. 11 Timberwolves with 19 points.SUNS 97, JAZZ 81No. 4 pick Josh Jackson had 21 points and 15 rebounds to power 13th-seeded Phoenix into a round of 16 matchup with unbeaten Memphis.Dragan Bender and Mike James each added 18 points for the Suns (2-2), who will meet the fourth-seeded Grizzlies on Thursday.Utah rested rookie Donovan Mitchell a night after his 37-point performance and fell to 0-4. Eric Griffin had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the No. 20 seed.KINGS 69, BUCKS 65 MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend FILE – In this July 7, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Brice Johnson (10) during overtime of an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, July 12 so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers. Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer League — and another playoff game for a chance to top it. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their opening game of the tournament stage. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Lonzo Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers.Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer League — and another playoff game for a chance to top it. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their opening game of the tournament stage.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 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’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Skal Labissiere had 19 points and nine rebounds, Georgios Papagiannis added 17 points and 13 boards, and short-handed Sacramento advanced with its first victory.All-Rookie selection Buddy Hield and No. 5 pick De’Aaron Fox sat out, then college player of the year Frank Mason left after 4 minutes with an apparent ankle injury. But rookie Justin Jackson from North Carolina shook off a 2-for-14 night from the field to make two free throws with the game tied at 65 with 13.2 seconds remaining, and the No. 19 Kings (1-3) moved on to a meeting with unbeaten and third-seeded Dallas.Rashad Vaughn and Sterling Brown scored 12 points apiece for the No. 14 Bucks (1-3).PELICANS 105, HAWKS 95Quinn Cook had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds as New Orleans picked up its first victory after three losses.Cheick Diallo and Jalen Jones each added 21 points for the No. 24 seeds, who advance to face No. 8 San Antonio.John Collins had 25 points and nine rebounds for ninth-seeded Atlanta (2-2).NUGGETS 87, ROCKETS 81Torrey Craig had 27 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to lead Denver to its first victory and a spot in the second round.The Nuggets, who had dropped their first three games and are seeded 23rd, will meet the No. 7 Brooklyn Nets. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Troy Williams and Chris Johnson each scored 20 points for the No. 10 Rockets (2-2).HEAT 89, WIZARDS 88Justin Robinson made a go-ahead jumper with 11 seconds remaining to send No. 12 Miami into a second-round matchup with the unbeaten and fifth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers.Robinson scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Miami improved to 3-1. Lamond Murray Jr. added 17 points.Washington, the No. 21 seed, fell to 0-4 despite 18 points from Marcus Keene. Ike Diogu had 15 but his potential winning shot was blocked.TRAIL BLAZERS 88, BULLS 77Jake Layman scored 22 points, Jarnell Stokes had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Portland set up a meeting with top-seeded Toronto.Rookie first-round pick Caleb Swanigan added 13 points and nine rebounds for the No. 16 Trail Blazers (2-2).Antonio Blakeney had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls (1-3), the No. 17 seed.last_img read more

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Paul Lee takes blame for letting Game 3 slip away from Magnolia

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Magnolia ended up blowing an 18-point lead while also falling short on its late comeback from 11 points down and Lee feels the Hotshots beat themselves for letting what was supposed to be the series-clinching game slip from their fingertips.“For me, it was as if we beat ourselves. First, we gave up an offensive rebound to Scottie (Thompson) that tied the game and then, of course my big turnover,” he said.“But at least, we know how we lost and our approach going into the next game won’t chance. We’ll just keep moving forward.”Game 4 is on Friday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Tenorio, Brownlee push Ginebra past Magnolia to avoid PBA semis sweep 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 Lee put himself at fault for his costly turnover and missed attempt from way beyond-the-arc inside the last 35 seconds of the game.“I just took my chance and I missed it. The loss is on me,” Lee told reporters after scoring 17 points. “It’s my responsibility being one of the veterans and especially that coach (Chito Victolero) was thrown out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWith a chance to regain the lead, Lee threw an errant pass with 33 seconds left that ultimately resulted to Gin Kings guard LA Tenorio sinking the go-ahead floater, 105-103, with 14.9 seconds left.The Hotshots had another opportunity but Lee opted to take a quick and long triple that barely hit the front of the rim. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Magnolia star Paul Lee didn’t point any fingers at anyone but to himself following the Hotshots’ heartbreaking 107-103 loss to Barangay Ginebra in Game 3 of their 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Housewife stabbed by husband

first_imgA Charity, Essequibo Coast woman was stabbed multiple times about her body by her husband at the Charity Water Front.Reports are Shenella Marks, 23, moved out of the matrimonial home at Westbury, Essequibo Coast about a month ago as a result of domestic abuse.More details in February 14th edition of Guyana Times.last_img