Passing first test Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives around Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The Los Angeles Clippers are paying a price, because Doc Rivers paid Toronto star Kawhi Leonard a compliment.The NBA fined the Clippers $50,000 on Friday for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule. The league did not specifically say what comments were determined to be fine-worthy, other than saying it was in response to what Rivers — the Clippers’ coach — said about Leonard “in a recent television appearance.”ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Rivers appeared on an NBA Finals preview show on ESPN earlier in the week and compared Leonard to Michael Jordan. The NBA has regularly warned teams about the perils of saying anything that could be construed as lobbying for a player who is under contract to one team to join another.“I would just say Doc has been at this a long time,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday at an NBA Cares event in Toronto, not long after the fine was announced. “It’s not a fun part of my job ever fining anyone. And I understand the competing interest of the media in hearing a coach’s view about a current NBA player but it’s something where there’s a bright line in this league and you’re not allowed to do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsLeonard will be a free agent this summer, and the Clippers are expected to be the teams who will try to pursue him.Rivers was part of a panel with Magic Johnson and others discussing Leonard’s game when he made the Jordan comparison. NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast “He is the most like Jordan that we’ve seen,” Rivers said on the telecast. “Like, there’s a lot of great players. LeBron (James) is phenomenal. KD (Kevin Durant) is phenomenal. But not that he is Jordan or anything like that, but he is the most like him. Big hands. Post game. Can finish. Great leaper. Great defender. In-between game. If you beat him to the spot, bumps you off. Then you add his 3-point shooting.“So, I never get in that ‘who’s the best player?’” Rivers continued. “Magic is the best player, Michael Jordan was the best player, LeBron. But it’s that same group.”Silver said NBA coaches or executives, when put in those situations, should simply say something akin to “I’m not permitted by the league to respond to that question.”“It’s a balance of interest. I understand that,” Silver said. “But he unfortunately crossed a bright line.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN LATEST STORIES The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books View comments
NLC offers training and certification in 11 Apprenticeship trades programs, and six certified trades programs. Schedule of Industry Training Organization meetings: TransCDA is responsible for programs that include the following offered at NLC: Commercial Transport Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME). CITO oversees Apprentices in programs that include the following offered at NLC: Carpentry, Electrician and Plumber/Gasfitter. The Transportation Career Development Association (transCDA) and Construction Industry Training Organization (CITO) will be holding meetings at each of the Dawson Creek and Fort St. John campuses. transCDAMonday, Oct. 17 6:30-8:30 pm Fort St. John Campus, Room 202 (UNBC wing) CITO- Advertisement -Thursday, Oct. 20 6:30-8:30 pm Fort St. John Campus, Room 2-115 Tuesday, Oct. 18 7:30-9:30 am Dawson Creek Campus, Health Science Building auditorium For more information on or to confirm attendance at one of the ITO information sessions, contact Pam Eales at 250-784-7605. For information on Trades and Apprenticeship programs at NLC, check the website at nlc.bc.ca. Northern Lights College is hosting several meetings in October featuring representatives from two of the Industry Training Organizations (ITOs) that establish the training and certification guidelines, monitor training, and develop new programs for Apprentices in the province of British Columbia. transCDA (AME)Tuesday, Oct. 18 10:30 to 12 noon Dawson Creek Campus, Regional Administration boardroom (teleconference) Friday, Oct. 21 7:30-9:30 am Dawson Creek Campus, Health Sciences Building auditorium
0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Ivan Minnaert applauding fans in a past SportPesa Premier League match.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, April 8 – AFC Leopards head coach Ivan Minnaert has disclosed he will drop 10 players when the June transfer window opens as he seeks to strengthen the team in a bid to recapture the SportPesa Premier League crown for the first time in 18 years.Minnaert believes the team stands a chance to fight for the title, and for them to achieve it, they must bolster the squad with experienced players. The Belgian is looking at signing eight players, but says it will depend on the budget.“I have already identified the players who will leave the club but the final decision will be made after I meet with the executive. There are eight I need to bring in but depending on what the executive will say in terms of budget, we might sign a minimum of six players. This week I had talks with different potential signings,” Minnaert said.The coach, who joined Ingwe from Rwandese side Rayon Sport, says he needs three strikers, two centre backs, one left back, one holding midfielder and a reserve goalkeeper.Amidst reports that a few former Leopards players might want to return to the den, Minnaert, who is eying Malian forward Ismailia Diarra, dismissed the claims.Among the players understood to be making a comeback include Bandari FC duo of Edwin Wafula and Bernard Mang’oli as well as Allan Wanga whose contract with Tanzanian outfit Azam FC ends next month.“I don’t think we will go for any ex-AFC players, maybe one but not all of them. We will go for new blood; those who are hungry to battle for the title. I will also bring players I have worked with before, those I know will add something extra to the team,” the coach added.Ingwe are third on the log and they will be looking to bounce back to the top when they host Sofapaka at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday.Leopards enter the clash wounded from last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of City Stars and Minnaert has demanded a response from his boys.“We have worked on how we defend set pieces. We conceded cheap set piece goals and we have tried to work in training to correct this. Also, we have worked on our finishing because we create many chances but find it hard to hit the back of the net.”“I’m hoping for an improvement. It will not be easy against Sofapaka regardless of their form because every team gives their all when they play against Leopards,” Minnaert stated.Sofapaka are struggling, having lost six successive matches to trail the log on three points.Batoto ba Mungu will be without head coach David Ouma who will be leading the Harambee Starlets in a Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Algeria on Friday.Leopards will go top if Mathare United and Tusker drop points. The Brewers will be away to Western Stima in Kisumu while Mathare welcomes Sony Sugar FC in a late kick off at Nyayo Stadium.Mathare has started the season on a high, picking four wins in seven matches but head coach Francis Kimanzi will not be quick to put pressure on his charges by proclaiming title ambitions.“We are a young team and it is a pleasure for us being at the top with some of the big teams. We are looking to learn from them and playing our matches well,” Kimanzi said.He comes up against his former assistant at Tusker, Leonard Odipo as he aims to give a kick at a chance to move top of the standings.Odipo is under pressure, having failed to win a single match in his first seven games but a change in his technical bench two weeks ago gave him more freedom to work with people he is familiar with and has vowed to pluck Sony off the doldrums of relegation.-Marcelo unbeaten-Gor Mahia head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira (left) and his assistant Tom Ogweno in training.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaElsewhere, Gor Mahia’s Samba beat will make its next stop against Ushuru at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.Brazilian Jose Marcelo Ferreira is yet to taste defeat after collecting two out of two wins since joining the record 15 time champions.The involvement of Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge, who has an amazing scoring rate of three in two matches, remains in doubt having limped out of their 2-1 win over Thika United in midweek where he scored both goals.Ferreira will be banking on his side to keep dancing to his beat and they will be out to move into the top four if they pick the maximum points Ken Kenyatta’s Ushuru FC.In four league meetings between the two sides, the taxmen have not scored against Gor and have lost three. The best they did was collecting a point in their first meeting in 2014.Gor’s match will be presided over by Ulinzi Stars who will be away to Posta Rangers at the same venue.Ulinzi have an envious away record to remain unbeaten, having picked seven out of a possible nine points in the three matches they have played away from home.The military side boasts of the meanest defence in the league, having conceded three goals in seven matches.That defence will come up against the second best scorer in the league, Timothy Otieno who has scored four times this season.Posta have not won in three matches, losing against Homeboyz and drawing twice consecutively, at home to Sony Sugar and away to Thika United.KPL Weekend fixtures:Saturday; AFC Leopards v Sofapaka, Mathare United v Sony Sugar (Nyayo Stadium),Kakamega Homeboyz v City Stars (Mumias), Western Stima v Tusker FC (Kisumu).Sunday; Posta Rangers v Ulinzi Stars, Gor Mahia v Ushuru FC (Nyayo Stadium), Chemelil v Thika United (Chemelil), Muhoroni v Bandari (Muhoroni).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Premier League outfit Stoke City have reportedly agreed a £12 million fee with Inter Milan for Xherdan Shaqiri.The 23-year-old midfielder only signed for the Serie A side in January, but it doesn’t seem as though he will play any part in Roberto Mancini’s long-term plans.So you can forget the San Siro, the Switzerland international could be plying his trade at the Britannia Stadium next season, if he can agree personal terms with the Potters.The former Bayern Munich and Basel midfielder’s arrival would be a superb signing as manager Mark Hughes looks to raise the bar and challenge for a place in Europe during the forthcoming campaign.But what does Shaqiri’s arrival mean for Stoke City? Are they punching above their weight? Or are the club about to pull off a transfer coup that will leave ther domestic rivals green with envy?talkSPORT has found the best reaction to Shaqiri’s proposed move to Stoke City and you can see it in full below… ‘It makes no sense’ – Fans stunned as Stoke City agree £12 million fee with Inter Milan for Xherdan Shaqiri 1
3 Respect to the Charlton fans. And they’re mobilising again, this time to protest about the current owners. And the fans are right to be upset – Charlton have always had spirit in abundance, a real connection between club and fans, but that soul is being ripped to shreds under the current regime. But while I would absolutely defend the right of the fans to protest, I cannot defend their timing.Look at what happened Saturday: Brighton arrived for a Championship fixture at The Valley, the game kicked off, and then fans stopped the game for several minutes by throwing balls onto the pitch. Charlton are already relegated, Brighton however, are still in the mix for automatic promotion, and after Burnley’s win on the Friday night, victory was vital for the Seagulls to keep up at the top.Play resumed, Brighton took an early lead and never looked back. I spoke to Chris Hughton about it, and his attitude to the situation was first class. He had prepared his players for the protests, the Brighton team dealt with the situation with respect, as did Hughton. He said he had never witnessed anything quite like that, and he’s been in the game for decades. Hughton has always been a class act, and the way he dealt with the situation was admirable. But as much as I respect the Charlton fans and sympathise with their situation, is it right and proper for them to choose to protest during games, which will have an effect on the opposition?I can’t help thinking it’s not fair to disrupt opponents in that way, especially when those opponents are going for promotion. Take a look at the final day of the Championship season: Burnley, currently top, will be heading to Charlton looking to seal promotion, and the title possibly. Their minds should be focused solely on the game, not how they deal with possible protests from Charlton fans.And if the Burnley game is held up and delayed, as Saturday’s game was, it means the full time whistle could come a significant time after it blows at the Riverside, where Middlesbrough take on Brighton at the same time. That could compromise the fairness of the competition; if Burnley know they only need to draw with 10 minutes left for example, it doesn’t seem right that Boro and Brighton should be finishing earlier. The final games on the final day all kick off at the same time for a reason.I hope the Charlton fans continue their protests and secure change for the better at their club. But I hope they back off on the final day of the season – for football’s sake. 3 Charlton are down but the fans are fighting for their club 3 talkSPORT’s Drivetime presenter Adrian Durham gives his verdict on the Charlton Athletic fan protests…Back in the 1990s I remember wandering around the outside of The Valley, Charlton Athletic’s ground. It was derelict, weeds growing through the concrete terracing; a sad, sorry sight. Charlton fans re-built the place from nothing and that heralded the start of a great era for the club.
Joey Barton has been ordered to stay away from Rangers’ training ground following a row with a teammate, according to reports in Scotland.The outspoken midfielder, who has courted controversy throughout his career, is understood to have clashed with Andy Halliday on Tuesday,The Scottish Sun claims the 34-year-old has since been banished from Murray Park by manager Mark Warburton and told not to return until next week.Barton had vowed to be the best player in Scotland after joining Rangers on a free transfer in the summer, telling talkSPORT rival players ‘won’t be able to live with me’.But he has endured a difficult start to his career north of the border and failed to impress as his side were humiliated by bitter rivals Celtic last weekend.Now his Rangers future is under threat after his row with Halliday.The incident is the latest in long line of misdemeanours for Barton.He stubbed a cigar out in the eye of a youth team player and had a training ground fight with Ousmane Dabo during his time at Manchester City.Barton also served a 12-match ban when at QPR for kneeing Sergio Aguero and attempting to headbutt Vincent Kompany. Joey Barton 1
HE SAID “Too early, too soon, too much. I don’t like it.” – Coach Harry Welch on Canyon being listed among nation’s top 20 teams this season. DID YOU KNOW Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks head coach Kevin Rooney, whose visiting Knights face Canyon tonight, lives in Santa Clarita. SPOTLIGHT Chris Chapman is the latest in a line of excellent Canyon kickers, connecting on field goals of 42 and 22 yards with three PATs in a 33-14 season-opening victory over Moorpark last week. Chapman, a returning senior who split kicking duties last season, also recorded five touchbacks on kickoffs. Last year, Chapman kicked one field goal with 61 PATs. OFF THE CHART Hart’s 34-0 loss to St. Bonaventure last week, the worst defeat in coach Mike Herrington’s 18-year career, was only the fourth Hart loss by 21 points or more during Herrington’s tenure. Here’s a list: DEFICIT YR SCORE 34 2006 St. Bonaventure 34, Hart 0 30 2004 Mission Viejo 50, Hart 20 25 1997 Peninsula 35, Hart 10 21 1994 Antelope Valley 36, Hart 15 Note: During the same 18-year stretch, Hart has 130 victories by 21 points or more. STANDINGS Canyon 1-0 1.000 Golden Valley 0-0 .000 Saugus 0-0 .000 Valencia 0-1 .000 Hart 0-1 .000 Others: West Ranch (freelance) 0-0; Santa Clarita Christian (Heritage) 0-0. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Walters was linked to a move to Championship side Sunderland Burnley striker Jon Walters has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after undergoing keyhole knee surgery.The 34-year-old’s latest injury setback effectively ends his chances of leaving Turf Moor during this transfer window, with Sunderland among the clubs reportedly interested in his services.Walters has struggled to force his way into the Clarets side since his move from Stoke last summer but figured against both Manchester United and Manchester City in recent weeks.Dyche said: “Jon Walters has had a minor tidy-up in his knee – there’s a very small split in his cartilage that was annoying him so the decision was made to get it tidied up.“He (Walters) has had surgery. At his age he knows when it’s right or wrong so we decided it was best to do it. The guidelines approximately six to eight weeks (out).”
REVEALED MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Son played all three of South Korea’s matches after arriving late for the tournament Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED BEST OF huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Heung-Min Son is to return to Tottenham as South Korea have been knocked out the Asian Cup at the quarter-final stage.Son, the forward, linked up with his country for the mid-season competition earlier this month, with his most recent domestic appearance the defeat by Manchester United on January 13.His international commitments ruled him out last week’s win at Fulham and Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final loss at Chelsea. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card But Son is now free to return to England with South Korea suffering a shock defeat by Qatar, with Abdulaziz Hatem’s 78th minute goal enough to send the 2022 World Cup hosts through to the Asian Cup semi-finals.The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 loss.Son captained South Korea for the duration of the tournament, though he did not link up with South Korea until after their opening two group stage matches.He provided two assists in his first appearance of the competition – a 2-0 win over China – but failed to score a single goal throughout the three matches he played. REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 1 RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice The former Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen forward returns to Tottenham having already netted 12 times this season for the Lilywhites.Son’s return could not come sooner with his fellow attacker Harry Kane currently unavailable through injury; Kane, the England international, is expected to be out until March.Mauricio Pochettino has been forced to use Fernando Llorente over the past couple of weeks due to Kane’s absence, though Son’s return from the Asian Cup will increase the Tottenham manager’s options in attack.Lucas Moura, who was, like Kane, sidelined due to injury, made his return in the Carabao Cup defeat by Chelsea to further ease Spurs’ selection crisis in the final third.There has not yet been any confirmation as to whether Son will be available for Sunday’s FA Cup fourth round visit to Crystal Palace. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE
Russell was on hand to snatch a point for the hosts in extra time, sliding coolly under the onrushing Danny Rogers to frustrate Falkirk. Two late goals denied Falkirk from closing the gap on league leaders Rangers as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Queen of the South.With Rangers denied the Scottish Championship title by a last-gasp equaliser against Raith Rovers, Falkirk could have closed the gap to 12 points but for Iain Russell’s late strike.Blair Alston had opened the scoring for the Bairns on the brink of half-time with his 10th league goal of the season, heading an Aaron Muirhead cross into the bottom corner.John Baird netted his 18th of the season shortly after the break to secure what should have been three points, until Derek Lyle pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute with a neat turn and finish.
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