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39 detained as German ‘corona party’ turns into riot

first_imgFive officers were injured in the riot that began at around 3:00 a.m. (0100 GMT) when police tried to stop a brawl involving around 30 people in Frankfurt’s historic Opera square. The square has become a popular gathering place for what local media have dubbed “corona parties” as Germany’s bars and clubs remain closed to contain the spread of the virus. Some 3,000 mainly young people filled the square again on Saturday evening but only around 500 to 800 were still there when the unrest started. A small group of officers moved in to help a bleeding man and end the brawl, but the crowd turned on them. Thirty-nine people were detained after police were attacked with “a hail of bottles” at an open-air party in central Frankfurt attended by thousands of youngsters. AFPcenter_img Back-up police then arrived and cleared the square, while facing “a hail of bottles” from the angry crowd. A total of 39 arrests were made, including one woman. (AFP) FRANKFURT AM MAIN – Thirty-nine people were detained after police were attacked with “a hail of bottles” at an open-air party in central Frankfurt attended by thousands of revelers, police in the German city said Sunday.last_img read more

UDFA/GT BEER Super Sunday Night Cup football

first_imgGeorgetown blast Bartica 6-0; West Demerara beat Berbice 3-1By Joe ChapmanGEORGETOWN and West Demerara Football Association teams marked their entry into the inaugural Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA)-promoted GT Beer Super Sunday Night Cup Inter-Association eight team championship with emphatic performances Sunday night at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.In the Group B matches played, West Demerara dismissed the challenge of Berbice, 3-1, while Georgetown demolished Bartica 6-0, as they placed themselves in a position to be among the two qualifiers who will emerge from Group B’s round-robin preliminary play involving the four association teams.Scorers for West Demerara, from left, Morgan Denny and Jamaal Harvey.Morgan Denny began the scoring for the West Demerara side netting in the 29th minute of play and before halftime came Jamaal Harvey who got a brace. He gained his first in the 40th minute before the first session ended with the West Side ahead 2-0.As they looked like cruising towards an easy win, Akeem Bollers reduced the advantage by scoring in the 76th minute for the Berbicians; but five minutes later Harvey sealed the win with another goal for an eventual 3-1 victory.The second game saw a double from Darren Benjamin, who set the pace for a 6-0 humbling of Bartica by one of the tournament favourites Georgetown, after the Bartica side looked promising in the opening minutes of feisty play.Bartica, looking good with some nice buildups against their City rivals, were unable to finish and soon after Georgetown took the lead through a crisp shot by Hubert Pedro in the 28th minute. It was taken from outside the 18-yard box on the right side going past the Bartica goalkeeper Cleon Doris who was guarding his near post.That shot was followed by another that rushed past a dazed Doris in the 43rd minute from outside – this time by Phillip Rowley.Taking the game to a next level, Georgetown continued to dictate the pace of the game and seemed to set for shots from outside. It came in the 70th minute when Dwayne McCalman hammered in goal number three and soon after in the 79th minute Darren Benjamin lashed home another for a 4-0 lead.Before long it was 5-0 when Ryan Dowden sent Georgetown further into the lead in the 81st minute. Benjamin returned for his second goal slotting home in the 86th minute to end the game 6-0.The tournament continues on Sunday with two more matches at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.last_img read more

Iniesta agrees new Barca deal

first_imgBarcelona have reached an agreement with Andres Iniesta over a new contract until the summer of 2018, the club’s official website revealed on Thursday.The attacking midfielder’s previous deal was due to expire in June 2015 and a number of clubs were closely monitoring the 29-year-old’s situation at Camp Nou.Nevertheless, Iniesta has now ended all speculation about his future by agreeing a three-year extension to his existing contract.Iniesta came through the ranks of the Barcelona youth academy and has made 479 official appearances for the Blaugrana since making his first-team debut under then head coach Louis van Gaal in 2002-03, scoring 48 goals in the process.The Spain international has won 21 trophies during his time at Barca so far, including six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies. Iniesta will sign the deal on Monday to become the fifth Barcelona player to agree a new contract until 2018 after Sergio Busquets, Cristian Tello, Lionel Messi and Neymar.last_img read more

2020 Angels spring training preview: starting rotation

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter MOVES THEY COULD MAKEThere are no impact starters left on the free-agent market, and many of the best starters who could be acquired in trades are with teams that hope to contend, so their clubs aren’t motivated to move them. The exception could be left-hander Matthew Boyd. He is durable (88 starts in the past three years) and struck out 11.6 hitters per nine innings last season. Boyd has three seasons left, so he won’t come cheap, but the Tigers might be willing to settle on a package of the Angels’ better low-level prospects since they are rebuilding. Another option could be Arizona Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray, who would be a one-year rental.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img As the Angels head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 12, we are providing a breakdown of how they stand with different aspects of their roster. Players acquired this winter include the method of their acquisition in parentheses. Up first, the starting rotation:2019 RECAPThe Angels endured yet another season in which their rotation was decimated, this time not only by injuries but most notably by the tragic death of Tyler Skaggs. The Angels did not have a single starting pitcher make it through the season in the rotation. Their two free-agent acquisitions, Trevor Cahill and Matt Harvey, performed poorly. Cahill was sent to the bullpen and Harvey was released. By the end of the season, Andrew Heaney was the only healthy starter who had ever spent an entire season in the big leagues. The Angels were relying on young pitchers such as Griffin Canning, José Suarez, Jaime Barría, Patrick Sandoval and Dillon Peters. The Angels resorted to using an opener in 27 games, and the openers and subsequent primary pitchers in those games combined for a 6.03 ERA. Overall, Angels starters, including the openers, had a 5.64 ERA, which ranked 29th in the majors.HOW IT LOOKS RIGHT NOWConsidering the price the Angels have paid for having pitchers get hurt over the past few years, it should be no surprise that General Manager Billy Eppler acquired two of baseball’s more durable starters. Dylan Bundy (trade with Orioles) and Julio Teheran (free agent) are two of just 23 pitchers in the majors who have made at least 89 starts over the past three seasons. One of the others is Gerrit Cole, who the Angels tried to sign before he agreed to a record-breaking deal with the New York Yankees. Without Cole as the ace at the top that many fans had hoped for, the Angels will instead hope for consistency and improvement from their other starters. Their best hope at developing their own ace is to have Shohei Ohtani make a strong return from Tommy John surgery. It’s unclear what type of workload restrictions the Angels will place on Ohtani, who will also be a DH. The Angels also bring back Heaney and Canning, each of whom has shown the potential to be a mid-rotation starter or better.THE NEXT LAYERThe Angels acquired Matt Andriese on Tuesday and will bring him to camp as a starter, after he’d pitched mostly out of the bullpen the past couple years. He joins a group that includes Suarez, Barría, Peters and Sandoval as the Angels rotation depth. All have options and figure to be cycled between the majors and Triple-A, with the opportunity to stick around if they pitch well. Because Ohtani isn’t likely to pitch more than once a week, and because the Angels might prefer to give their other starters an extra day when possible, there could be plenty of opportunities for pitchers to come up and get spot starts. The Angels also should get Félix Peña back after he recovers from knee surgery, although he might end up in the bullpen. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Damir Džumhur Passed Second Round of Qualifications for Australian Open

first_imgThe best B&H tennis player Damir Džumhur passed the second qualifying round of the Australian Open, beating Belgian Niels Desein with 2:0.The B&H tennis player won the first set after the tiebreak, with a score of 7:3. He won the second set with 6:1.In the final and third round of qualifications, Džumhur will play against Belgian Ruben Bemelmans, who is ranked 148th on the ATP list. Damir Džumhur is 188th on the ATP list, but he showed in the first round that he could eliminate better ranked opponents, defeating with 2:0 the first holder of the qualifications German Dustin Brown, who is 98th on the list.(Source:

Scott Saunders, 61, Wellington: July 25, 1953 – May 25, 2015

first_imgScott SaundersScott Saunders, of Wellington, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at his home at the age of 61.Scott was born the son of Joseph and Franceta Mae (Hill) Saunders on Saturday, July 25, 1953 in Wellington. The family later moved to Arizona where he graduated from Maryville High School in Phoenix, Arizona and then received an Associates Degree from the Glendale Community College. Golf was the love of Scott’s life. Following high school, Scott dedicated his career to the golf industry and spent the past few years as a greens keeper at the Wellington Golf Course. Survivors include his brother, Sam Saunders (Dixie) of Buckeye, Arizona, brother, Jeff Saunders (Sylvia) of Port St. Lucie, Florida, sister, Kristin Mitchell (Bart) of Winfield, sister, Evie Saunders of Washington D.C. along with an extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Franceta Saunders and his sister, Kim (Saunders) Mensch.The family asks that you join with them in remembering Scott on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington. A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory to the Wellington Golf Course. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Steelers look to clean up mistakes after sloppy loss

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) fumbles against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Denver. The Broncos recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) That may be an even bigger issue for the Steelers. Pittsburgh has 12 takeaways and has only created multiple turnovers in the same game twice, the main reason why its minus-7 turnover differential is 26th in the league. The Steelers had a chance to make a play immediately after Grimble’s fumble when Cam Heyward tipped Case Keenum’s pass high into the air. It fell harmlessly to the ground surrounded by a handful of Heyward’s teammates.“We have to be more opportunistic,” Heyward said. “We have to keep preaching it, and maybe we have to spend some time with JUGS machine, all of us, just to make sure we are all aware of the significance of when (the quarterback) throws the ball. We got to be the aggressors instead of just letting it hit the ground.”Getting pressure is not a problem. Pittsburgh sacked Keenum twice and he completed just 15 of 28 passes. Yet the Steelers couldn’t rattle him enough to make a major mistake. Nor could they get their hands on Denver running back Phillip Lindsay, who ran for 110 yards and a touchdown.“There were some opportunities for us to get the ball and we just didn’t seize the moment,” Heyward said.It added up to a momentum-sapping loss a week after stealing a victory in Jacksonville. Pittsburgh shut down the Jaguars over the final 20 minutes to roar back from a 16-point deficit. Though the Steelers limited Denver to 308 total yards, they also allowed the Broncos to go 79 yards for the go-ahead score after Conner’s fourth fumble of the season late in the third quarter.The drive relied heavily on Lindsay, an undrafted rookie free agent who became the first back in over a year to top 100 yards rushing against Pittsburgh. Lindsay ran effectively enough that Pittsburgh couldn’t take aim at Keenum.“We feel like if we slow their run game down, that will give us a chance to ball search and force the quarterback to throw the ball and give us an opportunity to make plays,” Hilton said. “So we just have to slow it down and try to make plays on the ball.”That might not be easy this week against the Chargers (8-3). Los Angeles quarterback Philip Rivers tied an NFL record by completing 25 straight passes in a blowout win over Arizona on Sunday.“He’s one of the top guys in the league and he’s got weapons on the outside making plays for them,” Hilton said. “Their running game is one of the better ones in the league, so it’s going to be a tough opponent. So we will have to be prepared.”NOTES: OLB T.J. Watt said he was “fine” a day after exiting briefly with a wrist injury. … RT Matt Feiler called the decision to have him serve as a backup because he is dealing with a pectoral injury “precautionary.” Rookie Chukwuma Okorafor made his first start in Feiler’s place and held his own for the most part against Denver star linebacker Von Miller.___More AP NFL: and PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger called the interception that ended Pittsburgh’s six-game winning streak fluky.On the surface, the Steelers quarterback is right.The only reason Denver defensive lineman Shelby Harris found himself in position to make a leaping grab of Roethlisberger’s pass intended for Antonio Brown was because Harris was mashed off the line of scrimmage by Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey. Yet that didn’t stop Harris from improvising and getting his hands on the ball.“I just never would have thought that guy would make that play,” Roethlisberger said.That kind of play seems to pop up with regularity when things go awry for the AFC North leaders.The Steelers (7-3-1) have turned the ball over 19 times through 11 games, including four in Sunday’s baffling 24-17 loss to the Broncos. Roethlisberger threw a pair of picks, James Conner fumbled deep in Denver territory and tight end Xavier Grimble saw a sure touchdown vanish when he tried to run over Broncos safety Will Parks at the goal line. The ball squirted loose just before crossing the plane and six points vanished.“We didn’t do a good job of taking care of the ball and we also didn’t do a good job of getting the football,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said.last_img read more

Ben, Bell Brown—only one seems to get all the ‘love’ from Steeler Nation (March 20)

first_img“Your mission Jim, should you decide to accept it…As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in ten seconds.”In the hit 1960s television series “Mission Impossible,” secret agent Jim Phelps would always receive the instructions for his next mission from a pre-recorded message that would self-destruct shortly after the message was completed in order to ensure that the content could not be intercepted, copied or otherwise compromised.Before, during and after the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2018 season there was and continues to be plenty of “drama, drama bo-bama, banana fana, fo-fama, fe-fi, yo-mama, drama” to go around. The aforementioned was part of a hit song titled “The Name Game” written and recorded by one hit wonder, R&B singer Shirley Ellis and Lincoln Chase in 1965. Ms. Ellis scored on the one hit jackpot.In Pittsburgh, there’s been games played like the Le’Veon Bell Sweepstakes, the Antonio Brown Powerball and the Ben Roethlisberger “Secret Agent” Lottery. All three players are getting paid but it seems that only one player is recognized and appreciated for his skillset and value to the Steelers by the majority of Steelers fans. On March 15, Steven Ruiz posted this article on USA Today— “Ex-Steeler claims Ben Roethlisberger deliberately fumbled to protest play call.”Ruiz writes the following: “By trading Antonio Brown and letting Le’Veon Bell (become a free agent), the Steelers have solved all of their locker room problems. Right? Well, maybe not. Roethlisberger, who played a role in the Antonio Brown drama, is still in Pittsburgh and there’s no reason to believe that he’ll refrain from throwing his teammates under the bus. Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko spoke with two former Steelers who explained how Roethlisberger’s personality may have contributed to the mess in Pittsburgh. One of those players, Josh Harris, who played in Pittsburgh during the 2014 season, has claimed Roethlisberger once intentionally fumbled a ball because he did not agree with then-offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s play call. Harris recently tweeted the following. “2014 week 17 we were playing the Bengals. Todd Haley called a run play with very little time left in the game. Ben wanted to kneel. He rolled his eyes in the huddle. He then purposely fumbles the ball. I had to recover it. At that moment I knew what kinda person he was.”In a recent column I wrote the following: “During the 2017 NFL postseason the Steelers lost their playoff matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 45-42, and everyone put the yoke of defeat around the neck of the Steelers defense and many of the ‘talking heads’ did not even seriously consider the fact that Roethlisberger committed a fumble that was returned for a touchdown (near the end of the first half, no less) and threw an interception less than 20 yards from his own end zone early in the first quarter. The Steelers lost by three points but the Jaguars scored 14 points as a direct result of Roethlisberger’s miscues. After that fiasco disguised as a game, Roethlisberger stated publicly that he was “massively frustrated” by a few of the play-calling decisions of the coaching staff (Todd Haley), echoing the sentiments of Steelers Nation. That disloyal, self-serving temper seemed to covertly suggest that an undeserved pink slip should have been issued to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Haley was never really welcomed by Roethlisberger after former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians sought greener pastures becoming the headmaster of the Cardinals in Tempe, Ariz.”Why is it so hard to imagine Ben Roethlisberger or any other player in any other sport to maybe perform less enthusiastically for a coach or coaches that they are not really fond of? Is Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin next on Roethlisberger’s ‘hit list’?H’mm, is this maybe a little food for the palate of possibility? Like us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter read more

Lamar Glides Into the Lead Following Round One Action

first_imgMcKINNEY, Texas – With the opening round of play at the 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Golf Championship in the books, Lamar has taken a four-stroke lead to sit atop the tournament standings. The Cardinals have burst to the front on the shoulders of Sam Dumez, who led his LU team with a 74 in the opening round of play on the Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas. Southeastern Louisiana’s Joris Etlin leads the individual standings after registering the only performance under par for the day with a 71.Lamar completed their opening day of tournament play with Dumez tied for fourth overall and Hugo Hellman tied for sixth individually. Dumez led the LU squad with five birdies, while Cody Banach tucked away 14 pars to lead the field. The Lamar squad currently leads the tournament in par three scoring (3.15), par four scoring (4.30) and pars made (53). In addition to Dumez and Hellman, Banach (T12), Kevin Lee (T12) and Eason Wang (T19) all currently reside within the top-25 competitors in the individual leaderboard. The Cardinals’ squad compiled a 301 in round one and stand 13 strokes above par.Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana sit four strokes behind Lamar at 305 (+17), tied for the second-place position. The Bearkats are led by Noah Steele who broke even for the day at 72 after knocking down a tournament leading 4.00 par-four scoring average and six birdies. SHSU knocked down eight of their 14 birdies for the afternoon on the back nine.Southeastern Louisiana’s Joris Etlin has led his team to a share of second place at the end of day one with a field-leading 71, one stroke under par. Etlin began his day shooting even on the opening four holes before recording a trio of birdies on the back nine. The Lions remain poised to strike in round two and will have the opportunity to do so as they will tee off with Lamar and Sam Houston State beginning Tuesday morning at 7:45 a.m. CT on hole No. 10.McNeese resides in the fourth-place position, 18 strokes above par, with a 306 in the opening round of action. Blake Elliott leads the Cowboys and is tied for sixth individually with a 75. The McNeese squad was kept in contention throughout the day due in part to the team’s 14 birdies. Joining the Cowboys in the tee box Tuesday morning will be fifth-place Abilene Christian and sixth-place Houston Baptist. McNeese’s Nicklas Mattner, ACU’s Garrett Glanton and HBU’s Daniel Dimaculangan will begin at 7 a.m. on hole No. 10.Beginning at 7:05 a.m., 11th place Central Arkansas and Nicholls will tee off on hole No. 1. At 7:50 a.m., seventh-place Stephen F. Austin, eighth-place Incarnate Word and ninth-place New Orleans will be grouped together to tee off on hole No. 1.The split tee format will be put into effect for rounds two and three of the Southland Conference Championship due to impending weather conditions Wednesday, April 24. Rounds two and three of the championship will now take place on Tuesday with the third and final round set for a 12 p.m. start time. Pairings will remain the same for rounds two and three.To stay up to date with live scores and the latest information regarding the 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Golf Championship, visit Championship Central.last_img read more

National County Sports Meet Day 2 Round Up

first_imgA player of Nimba County kickball team takes a kick during one of their matchesThe preliminary rounds of the ongoing National County Sports Meet yesterday continued across the country with several exciting and boring results from emerging from the second round of matches.Group IIn Gbanga, Bong Couty where Group I matches are being played, the Mountaineers of Nimba County advanced to the next stage of the competition after thrashing the ‘Wologize Boys’ of Lofa Couty 3-0 in the day’s first encounter. Nimba will take on Bong in their final match. In Group I second match, Bong, and Grand Gedeh failed to score a goal as both teams settled to a draw. The Nimbians are seated top of the group with six points, followed by Bong County with four points. Meanwhile, in kickball, Lofa girls also suffered a 3-4 defeat against Nimba, while Bong defeated Grand Gedeh 8-1 home runs.Group IIElsewhere in Group II, defending champions Montserrado County came from a goal down to defeat River Cess 2-1; tallying their points to four out of two games, while Grand Bassa and Margibi settled to a goalless draw. Montserrado and Grand Bassa are now leveled at the top with four points and a goal apiece. In their final fixtures, Montserrado will take on Grand Bassa, while River Cess will take on Margibi.In Kickball, Montserrado thrashed Rivercess  9-0 home runs. Bassa vs Margibi match will continue today after both sides played to a 0-0 home run in ten innings.Group IIIIn Group III that contains Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Gbapolu counties, Bomi collected their first three points following a 2-0 win against Cape Mount and will take on Gbapolu in their second match. Cape Mount and Bomi are now leveled on three points, while Gbapolu remain at the bottom.Group IVMoving on to Group IV, Grand Kru County remain top of the group with following their 1-1 draw against Maryland county that are now seated in the third position with two points out of two matches. Sinoe County recovered from their defeat against Grand Kru and yesterday secured a 2-1 win against River Gee to move second in the group with three points. in the group’s final clashes, leaders Grand Kru will battle against River Gee, while Sinoe will take Maryland County.In the group’s kickball matches, Maryland edged out Grand Kru 4 to1 home runs, while Sinoe narrowly defeated River Gee 5-4 home runs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more