Jayson Castro’s impressive Gilas return dampened by tough loss to Iran

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia The 32-year-old guard nearly won it for the Philippines, which blew a 60-52 lead in the fourth quarter and gave up nine points in the final minute.READ: ‘Dejected’ Gilas has ‘no one to blame but ourselves“That’s just how it goes. We did everything and we gave our best. Unfortunately, we lost,” he said.“But we controlled the whole game and it was only with less than a minute left where we made some mistakes and at the same time they made tough shots. We just need to learn from our mistakes and try to win the last window.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Search underway to discover China’s ‘Messi’ LATEST STORIES 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere was no stopping Jayson Castro against Iran on Monday night and apparently, not even a sprained ankle could slow him down.Castro was spectacular in his return for Gilas Pilipinas after a three-game suspension, dazzling his way to 19 points on top of five rebounds, two assists and a steal in less than 25 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college What made his performance more impressive is that he hurt his ankle in the second quarter that went unnoticed especially when he put up 15 points in the second half alone.READ: Gilas Pilipinas falls to Iran anew, goes 0-2 at homeFEATURED 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 ChrissHe also suffered a cut after getting hit on the head early in the fourth quarter.“Of course, getting injured is an excuse for you not to play anymore so I really pushed through to help the team,” Castro, who went 8-of-14 from the field, said in Filipino. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

Gregg Popovich ties Pat Riley for road wins as Spurs beat Wolves

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich applauds his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Spurs won 116-113. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Under coach Gregg Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs have been consistent winners. That includes when they go on the road — and anywhere they play the Minnesota Timberwolves.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Spurs held on to give Popovich another milestone victory in a 116-113 win against the Timberwolves on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments DeRozan began the day 20th in the league in points per game (21.7) and 13th in assists (6.4).TOWNS FOULSIt was the sixth time Towns has fouled out this season, and the second time against San Antonio. He entered tied for first in the NBA in fouls per game at 3.8“I’m going to save my money because whatever I say won’t change anything,” Towns said.UP NEXTSpurs: Return home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Timberwolves: Host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Spurs responded with a 13-2 spurt of their own as Bertans hit a pair of 3-pointers.“We had a 10-point lead. We didn’t close out the show,” Towns said. “We didn’t do what we needed to do to come out with a win. That’s the disappointing thing about tonight. That’s our next step in maturation of our team.”The Wolves led 90-88 to start the fourth, but Bertans opened the quarter with another 3. San Antonio led by seven in the fourth, but Minnesota clawed back within one with 30.3 seconds left on Rose’s layup.Belinelli hit two free throws and Rose’s 3 at the buzzer was off the mark.TIP-INSSpurs: Popovich is third in NBA history with 1,224 wins overall. He passed Jerry Sloan for third place on Jan. 10. … San Antonio entered 4-17 this season when trailing after three quarters.Timberwolves: Tyus Jones missed the game with a left ankle sprain sustained Tuesday at Philadelphia. Robert Covington missed his eighth straight game with a right knee bone bruise. … Andrew Wiggins passed Sam Mitchell for second place on the franchise’s career scoring list. Wiggins has 7,174 points. Kevin Garnett is first with 19,201 points in a Wolves uniform. … After scoring his 10,000th career point on Tuesday, Rose got his 3,000th assist on Friday. … Minnesota announced that Jerry Sichting was hired as an assistant coach. It is Sichting’s third stint with the Wolves. He spent 10 years with the team from 1995-2005 and two seasons from 2007-09.ON THE MENDDeRozan said he expects to play Sunday “without a doubt” even though he’s “a little banged up.”“I pride myself in not missing a practice, not missing a game,” he said. “When you play a lot of minutes, a lot of things accumulate that you’ve got to deal with, so it was kind of good just to get a rest. Don’t play until Sunday, get some treatment. So, a couple days for me is going to be big.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Popovich earned his 520th career win on the road, tying Pat Riley for the most in NBA history.“We got through some stuff and it’s always good to win on the road,” Popovich said. “It’s always difficult to do, but when you do it feels pretty good.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe win also continued San Antonio’s mastery of Minnesota. The Spurs have won 16 of the past 18 games between the teams. San Antonio is 59-25 in the series since Popovich took over as coach for the 1996-97 season.Marco Belinelli added 19 points off the bench for San Antonio, which played without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan because of left ankle soreness. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Serena Williams into Australian 4th round with only 9 games dropped so far center_img MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Coach Pop said don’t think about it and play basketball, and we’ve got to win the game no matter what,” forward Davis Bertans said.Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points for the Timberwolves but fouled out after only 21 minutes. Derrick Rose chipped in 23 points and Taj Gibson added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota.Another matchup between the familiar foes was tight throughout, with 27 lead changes and 17 ties. It also featured a heavy dose of fouls on both sides. The teams combined for 53 personal fouls and 67 free throws.“We’re a no-excuse team,” Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders said. “We made our own mistakes at times. We had opportunities to win. So, there’s nothing on the officials.”Towns picked up his fourth foul less than two minutes into the second half, and again went to the bench. Josh Okogie had six points and Jeff Teague added five as Minnesota used a 14-1 run to take a 77-67 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Motorola sharpens the Razr

first_imgZander, who recently fended off a proxy fight by Carl Icahn, said that with a franchise as strong as Razr, all that was needed was to ensure it can satisfy the emerging demand for multimedia and messaging. To that end, the Razr 2 features big jumps in processor speed and screen brightness, both of which are 10 times greater than the original Razr. The company also has added a 2-inch display to the outside of the Razr 2. NEW YORK – Motorola Inc. is revamping the Razr cell phone that has defined the company’s seesaw fortunes, jamming more technological and user-friendly substance into a handset best known for its looks. The Razr 2 was unveiled Tuesday as the centerpiece to a new phone lineup Motorola hopes will reverse a financial tailspin that’s led to the company’s first quarterly loss since 2004 and wiped away a third of its stock market value in just half a year. Executives stressed that, rather than attempting to replicate the smash success of Razr with an entirely new device, the best path to success was to add features and improve performance with more robust software and hardware. “The Razr was a double grand slam. These are home runs,” Ed Zander, Motorola’s chief executive, said in an interview. “If you look at consumer electronics, you don’t get to create a product like the Razr every five years.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Video: You seriously won’t believe this miss from a yard out!

first_img‘It hit ein bobble!’That is, we believe, the German for it hit a bobble.That said, there surely can be no excuse for this incredible miss by Kaiserlautern’s Philipp Hoffman in a German Second Division game against Union Berlin.Have you ever seen a worse miss?last_img

Deal close? Hammers hope ‘to make an announcement on a new manager within the next 48 hours’

first_img West Ham 1 West Ham have announced they hope to make an announcement with regards to to their managerial vacancy in the next 48 hours.The club took to Twitter to make the announcement, confirming talks are in an advanced stage after meeting a shortlist of candidates.The Hammers have been managerless since Sam Allardyce left the east London club at the end of the season, with Slaven Bilic and Marcelo Bielsa the bookies’ favourites for the job.Co-chairman David Gold informed the club’s website on Sunday that Allardyce’s replacement will be an ‘established manager.’last_img

Chelsea boost! Lazio winger could join Blues following captaincy snub

first_img1 Lazio winger and Chelsea target Antonio Candreva Chelsea target Antonio Candreva could leave Lazio following a disagreement over the captaincy at the club.It had been anticipated the 28-year-old, who was also on Liverpool’s radar in January, would take on the armband for the coming season however Argentine star Lucas Biglia was named as captain.The move by Lazio manager Stefano Pioli has caused a stir in the Biancocelesti camp and Candreva’s agent has spoken of his disappointment at the decision, hinting that his client could leave the Stadio Olimpico as a result.“Considering Antonio’s path [at the club], I thought he deserved recognition and different consideration,” Federico Pastorello told the Corriere dello Sport.“He will continue with his work as he always has, but he can’t hide the deep disappointment.“Every summer there are four or five clubs that ask for Candreva, even important clubs playing in the Champions League, but an appointment was never made with them.”Jose Mourinho’s side have been linked with the dynamic former Udinese and Juventus winger and the Italy international is said to be now considering his future, according to La Repubblica.last_img read more

200-year-old pony trap is completely unrecognisable after restoration work

first_imgMembers of the Men’s Shed project in Carndonagh have painstakingly restored a 200-year-old old pony trap, salvaged from a local farm, to its former glory.The pony trap was used by a local family in the Glentogher area since approximately the 1800s.Men’s Shed Carn, Chairman Jimmy Marchbank said; “One of our members brought in the pony trap which had been donated to him by a local family. It was falling apart and needed significant restoration and repair. Through some support from Inishowen Development Partnership’s School Completion Fund, one of our members Robert Toland took it on as a project and with the help of some of the other members, successfully restored the centuries old pony trap to its former glory. “Techniques used in the restoration project were as close to the original techniques as possible including ‘hooping the cart’ wheels.”Ross Buchanan, a member of the family who donated the pony trap, explained how they were delighted at how it has been restored and went on to tell the story and history of the pony trap.“The old trap had lain in the top of the byre since I was a boy, and indeed since my mother was a child. Much of the woodwork had been consumed by woodworm and when the old byre was demolished the trap could easily have been lost forever.“The McMonagle family have been on the land in Glentogher since the early 1860s. The first son to live here was James McMonagle who married Annie Smyth and they moved there from further down Glentogher in 1863 after their wedding. James had four sons and seven daughters in the home. “The pony trap was certainly there in the time of James’ son William and was regularly used to go to Hillhead Church. Rumour has it that the young lads would race home against the Cunninghams of Cashel, and perhaps the Northeys of the Planting who also had a grand trap.“It isn’t known if this was the cause of a pony’s death on the way home one Sunday, when the unfortunate animal collapsed on the way back at the site of the old Glen school. I once heard a story that my grandmother (née Smyth) had recounted that the McMonagles thought they were something special coming to church in a trap. Perhaps that is why she married one!Robert Toland and the restored pony trap“The previous occupants of the house, an English family by the name of Gare, had left in the late 1850s. In recent years, the descendants of one Edward Gare who had lived there during that time, made the trek back from Australia, and by chance their paths crossed with my mother.“They passed on a journal that Edward had composed which included a fascinating account of his time in Ireland and life in Glentogher.Men’s Shed Carn members, Denise Mc Cool Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP), and Annie and Ross Buchanan and their children (in the trap).“One of his tales mentions a trip with horse and conveyance to purchase a plough. Upon completion of the transaction the vendor insisted that young Edward take a drink of whiskey with him. “Young Edward was reluctant at first, but finally succumbed to sustained pressure after being assured it was superior stuff which tasted like milk. Before he was halfway home, our hero was overcome and awoke in his bed the following day; the horse having safely brought him and the rig home. It is probably unlikely that this was our trap, as traps became popular later in the century.“It is wonderful to see such an antiquity revived, which for all intents and purposes was lost. Robert has done a first class job of restoring the trap. Indeed its renewed condition is a testament to his perseverant efforts. I hope that it may serve well as a rallying beacon for the Men’s Shed of Carndonagh.”Jimmy Marchbank says that the Men’s Shed Carn was established in 2012 to give men of the area an opportunity to share their skills in a community-based setting.For more information you can check out their Facebook page. 200-year-old pony trap is completely unrecognisable after restoration work was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Men’s Shedprojectrestorationlast_img read more

Charles McGuinness 5K results – where did you come?

first_imgThe Charles McGuinness 5K took place yesterday afternoon.The top three places went to Danny Mooney, Zachary Mc Gowan and Declan Mc Bride.Where did you come?Place Bib Name Gender AG Club Time1. 318 Danny Mooney m SM Letterkenny A.C. 17:28,72. 305 Zachary Mc Gowan m SM City Of Derry Spartans 18:15,13. 332 Declan Mc Bride m SM Cranford A.C. 18:16,24. 392 Martin Boyle m SM 18:37,65. 413 Gwyn Yemn m SM Letterkenny A.C. 18:52,96. 306 Declan Nugent m SM 19:14,17. 311 James Donaghey m M40 Convoy A.C. 19:26,48. 340 Richard Mc Carthy m M50 Tír Chonaill A.C. 19:31,29. 365 Martin Doherty m M40 19:35,010. 378 Michael Regan m SM 19:49,811. 345 Joe Boyle m M40 20:06,312. 316 Barry Mackey m M50 Letterkenny A.C. 20:12,013. 334 Eoin Boyle m SM Naomh Conaíll 20:22,914. 312 Patrick Mc Gill m SM 20:33,215. 313 Brendan Mc Glynn m SM 20:35,916. 307 John J Cannon m M50 Tír Chonaill A.C. 20:39,117. 326 Brian Mc Guigan m SM 20:46,918. 412 Brian Mc Gonagle m M40 Tír Chonaill A.C. 20:54,119. 386 Paul Gallagher m SM 21:05,720. 401 Patrick Trimble m M40 Bog A.C. 21:12,221. 367 Margaret Sweeney f SF Tír Chonaill A.C. 21:17,622. 337 Robert Farrell m M40 Tír Chonaill A.C. 21:28,423. 395 Paul Mc Guinness m JM 21:45,124. 317 Angus Hunter m M50 21:55,625. 420 Anthony Thompson m SM 22:04,926. 417 Dermot Molloy m SM 22:05,027. 314 Niamh Mc Daid f SF Letterkenny A.C. 22:24,828. 327 David Gallagher m SM 22:36,429. 308 Nick North m M50 22:48,130. 301 Paul Doherty m SM 22:51,431. 394 Donna Furey f SF Tír Chonaill A.C. 22:51,832. 363 Edwina Sweeney f F40 Tír Chonaill A.C. 22:52,333. 330 Paul Boyle m M40 22:53,834. 338 Sharon Cunningham f SF Bruckless Road Runners 23:31,035. 418 Leo Mc Loone m SM 23:33,836. 380 Philip Gallagher m SM 23:46,837. 396 Dylan Henry m JM 23:48,038. 339 James Boyle m SM 24:11,239. 329 Jackie Harvey f F50 Tír Chonaill A.C. 24:12,740. 341 Rosemary Dewhirst f F40 Tír Chonaill A.C. 24:40,241. 383 Packie Boner m M40 24:46,342. 319 Patricia Hegarty f F40 Tír Chonaill A.C. 24:53,043. 344 Aileen Mc Geehan f SF Tír Chonaill A.C. 24:53,044. 397 Majella Cunningham f SF Bruckless Road Runners 25:05,845. 388 Tiarnán Ward m JM Tír Chonaill A.C. 25:11,446. 402 Stacey Bonner f SF 25:23,847. 377 Eddie Gallagher m SM 25:50,548. 390 Eamonn Bonner m M40 25:54,149. 333 Stephaine Brennan f SF Tír Chonaill A.C. 26:30,550. 366 Luke Ward m JM Tír Chonaill A.C. 26:57,551. 343 Grainne Mc Monagle f SF Tír Chonaill A.C. 27:00,152. 328 Maria Diver f SF 27:03,753. 342 Nicola Bonner f SF Tír Chonaill A.C. 27:21,554. 336 Gwen Farrell f F40 Tír Chonaill A.C. 27:43,055. 362 Kathleen Mc Devitt f F50 27:45,656. 382 Dympna Boner f F40 Tír Chonaill A.C. 27:48,057. 375 Ann Marie Gibbons f F40 Fintown 27:48,058. 304 Liam Sweeney m M60 28:05,059. 372 Louise Mc Hugh f SF 28:42,260. 361 Marie Mc Gill f F40 28:59,961. 309 Kate Morgan f F60 28:59,962. 389 Caroline Bonner f F40 29:11,763. 406 Angela Trimble f F40 Tír Chonaill A.C. 29:23,064. 356 Ailbhe Mc Crossan f JF Tír Chonaill A.C. 29:30,665. 371 Gloria Fisher Friel f SF 29:36,766. 322 Liz Mc Kenzie f SF 29:53,367. 315 Stephen Coughlan m M40 Glenties Running Club 29:59,068. 376 Ben Craig m SM 30:07,969. 411 Johnnie Mc Gonagle m JM Tír Chonaill A.C. 30:22,470. 381 Berni Molloy f F40 Tír Chonaill A.C. 30:31,671. 321 Darren Whelan m SM Tír Chonaill A.C. 30:49,072. 400 Joseph Gallagher m SM Naomh Conaíll 31:02,173. 325 Andrea Mc Menamin f SF Tír Chonaill A.C. 31:02,374. 357 Amy Gibbons f JF 31:15,575. 346 John Mc Closkey m SM 31:16,176. 347 Avril Mc Closkey f SF 31:16,477. 374 Ellie Mc Donnell f JF Naomh Conaíll 31:28,278. 373 Joanne Gallagher f JF 31:28,579. 359 Nuala Mc Cool f SF 31:30,980. 335 Maureen Boyle f F40 32:24,481. 403 Noreen Kelly f SF 32:29,682. 391 Grainne Boyle f SF 33:22,583. 320 Erica Hegarty f JF Tír Chonaill A.C. 33:25,584. 409 Abbie Boner Diver f JF Naomh Conaíll 33:27,185. 404 Kieran Kelly m SM 34:41,986. 405 Jack Kelly m JM 37:10,687. 407 Cían Kelly m JM 37:11,988. 331 Eilís Boyle f JF Tír Chonaill A.C. 37:12,689. 369 Aimee Boyle f JF 37:12,890. 415 Saoirsa Mc Gonagle f JF Tír Chonaill A.C. 37:51,591. 370 Patrick Mc Grath m JM 37:52,092. 414 Bronagh Heverin f F40 37:53,493. 358 Niamh Mc Crossan f SF Tír Chonaill A.C. 41:26,794. 350 Katie Gavigan f JF Tír Chonaill A.C. 41:26,895. 310 Kathleen Mc Groarty f F40 42:18,096. 364 Brendan Mc Donnell m M50 43:12,897. 379 Siobhan Mc Nelis f SF 43:14,298. 368 Noleen Mc Grath f SF 43:18,499. 303 Maryann Molloy f SF 43:49,9100. 302 Pauline Gallagher f SF 43:52,4101. 385 Seán O Donnell m JM Tír Chonaill A.C. 45:14,8102. 384 Gina O Donnell f F40 Tír Chonaill A.C. 45:21,9103. 393 A.j. Gallagher m SM 49:02,7104. 324 Jamie Timoney m SM 49:06,2105. 398 Stephen Molloy m SM 49:07,3106. 323 Lisa Gallagher f SF Tír Chonaill A.C. 49:07,4107. 399 Mary Gallagher f SF Naomh Conaíll 49:08,1108. 351 Kieran Mc Nelis m JM 52:25,5109. 349 Alana Mc Nelis f JF 52:25,8110. 348 Mary Mc Nelis f SF 52:43,6111. 353 Stella Ryan f F40 52:43,8112. 410 Angela Mc Dyre f F60 53:20,1113. 355 Mary Doherty f SF Tír Chonaill A.C. 53:21,2114. 387 Ann Edel Ward f F50 53:22,4115. 354 Siobhan Mc Hugh f SF 53:23,3116. 352 Stepharil Mc Nelis f F40 53:24,7117. 416 Breid Mc Gill f SF Glenties 53:24,9 Charles McGuinness 5K results – where did you come? was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kcharles mc guinnessResultsRunlast_img read more

Why is part of England vs Switzerland being broadcast in black and white?

first_imgDo not adjust your sets during tonight’s friendly between England and Switzerland.Part of the coverage on Sky Sports will be deliberately shown without colour as Gareth Southgate’s side look to get back to winning ways. The campaign was formed back in 1993 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Getty impact Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 possible standings smart causal Southgate’s side were given a reality check against Spain highlights Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Paul Elliott, the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board Chairman, said: “Kick It Out have been a catalyst for the change in English football both on and off the pitch and we’re delighted to celebrate their inspirational work in promoting football for all.“Hopefully the footage will encourage the millions of viewers at home to spend at least 25 seconds thinking about the importance of diversity in this beautiful game of ours.“We’re very grateful to Sky Sports for supporting the idea since its conception and look forward to seeing Three Lions in black and white for the first time in nearly 50 years.”The five keys aims of the organisation are to:Promote awareness of the benefits of equality, inclusion, diversity policies and practices in football.Expose and challenge all aspects of discrimination and unfair practices and conduct at all levels of football.Share information about good practices being pursued to achieve equality and fair outcomes.Support individuals, groups, clubs, and authorities to effect actions themselves to achieve equality and fair outcomes.Develop a wider awareness and acceptance of Kick It Out’s activities and its enabling and facilitating roles as a contributory force for good in football. silverware Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more FOOTBALL LATEST 2 Why is part of England vs Switzerland being broadcast in black and white?For 25 seconds, the Three Lions clash will be shown in black and white by Sky Sports.But don’t go changing your TV settings – this is a planned move and is happening to celebrate 25 years of the Kick It Out campaign.The organisation has fought to end discrimination in football – on and off the pitch – and has made great strides since its inception back in 1993.It is partnered with the FA, Premier League and Football League, and England players will wear Kick It Out t-shirts as they walk out at the King Power. MONEY How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more

Liverpool legend admits he killed a man and football ‘saved his life’

first_img 2 Bruce Grobbelaar revealed he killed a man and playing football for Liverpool ‘saved his life’ from slipping into depression.The 60-year-old served in the army during the Rhodesian Bush War after being conscripted for an 11-month period. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 2 Most Popular Football Stories Life could have been very different for Grobbelaar, had football not saved him England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in 1980, the country Grobbelaar would represent a total 32 times, and emerged after a brutal war caused by an uprising against white rule.Working as an enemy tracker, the 60-year-old told the BBC how he saw friends die and took another man’s life himself.“You’re not the same person once you have done it,” Grobbelaar said.“You have to live with the consequences for the rest of your life. “The memories have subsided somewhat, but there are times when you are with your mates back in Africa and they particularly like to speak about it. I don’t.“After that, for about a two or three-week period, I do get cold sweats and wake up with those feelings again.”Upon the ending of his conscription period, Grobbelaar went to Canada to play for Vancouver Whitecaps in the hope of leaving his past behind.It was a loan move to Crewe Alexandra which brought about the move to the Reds, scout Tom Saunders spotted the charismatic keeper and convinced the club to sign him in 1981.The star spent 13 successful years at Liverpool, winning six league titles, three FA Cups, three League Cups and the European Cup in 1984. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions scrap gameday cracker silverware revealed predicted The charismatic keeper won a host of trophies during his 13 years at Anfield The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY BEST OF latest However, had it not been for football, Grobbelaar admitted his life could have turned out very differently.“Over the years, I am very lucky that I didn’t submerge into a form of depression, because football saved my life really,” he says.“Once I came out of the military, I had football to fall upon which took my mind off those incidents.”last_img read more