UFC 235: Jon Jones retains light heavyweight belt

first_imgLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 02: Jon Jones (R) and Anthony Smith trade punches during their light heavyweight title bout during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena on March 02, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones won by unanimous decision. Isaac Brekken/Getty Images /AFPLAS VEGAS — Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on Saturday night, overcoming a two-point deduction for an illegal knee to Smith’s head in the fourth round.Kamaru Usman claimed the UFC welterweight title in the penultimate bout at T-Mobile Arena, dominating Tyron Woodley in a one-sided unanimous decision victory.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Jones finished uneventfully and remained unbeaten since 2009, winning a decision for the fifth time in his last seven fights.Jones won 48-44 on all three scorecards.Jones has been the UFC’s 205-pound champ for long stretches of the past eight years, but also has been stripped of his belt twice. After doping suspensions and other woes limited Jones to just two fights in a nearly four-year stretch of his prime, he returned to the cage at UFC 235 just nine weeks after beating Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 last December to reclaim his belt.Smith, a tough veteran fighter from Texas, got a title shot when Jones decided to make a quick return to the cage. Although Smith had won three consecutive fights, he was a heavy underdog at the Vegas sports books, but Jones emerged with respect for Smith’s fighting spirit.“I have never had anyone talk to me while I’m hitting them,” Jones said. ”(Smith was) saying like, ‘That was nice,’ or, ‘Was that all you’ve got?’”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t expect to puff away at next year’s Tokyo Olympics Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ben Askren, Woodley’s close friend and training partner, survived an opening-minute beating and rallied to choke out Robbie Lawler midway through the first round of his own UFC debut.Jones (24-1) had little trouble in an expert display of his all-around brilliance against the overmatched Smith (31-14), who had no answers for the likely pound-for-pound champion of mixed martial arts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJones dominated on his feet, against the cage and on the ground until he got in trouble in the fourth round when his knee struck Smith’s head while the challenger was in a downed position. Referee Herb Dean deducted two points from Jones, who apologized to Smith after the bell.“This MMA thing is really hard,” Jones said. “Some days you’re going to look amazing, and some days at work you’re not going to perform at the level you hold yourself to.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

Read More »

Agricola man slapped with B&E charge

first_imgAn Agricola, Greater Georgetown man who allegedly broke and entered the home of a fellow villager, making off with her money, including US$300, was on Wednesday arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the offence.Twenty-nine-year-old James Moore, of Seventh Street, Agricola, appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and denied the allegation.He pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that he broke and entered Paulette Totten’s home and made off with the US currency as well as $90,000.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne had no objections to bail and as such, bail was granted in the sum of $250,000. The case will continue on February 28.last_img read more

Read More »

UCLA ahead of the Pac

first_imgEven an hour after the fact, and knowing what the outcome of his two missed shots meant, UCLA wing Josh Shipp couldn’t bring himself to say it was a good thing he missed the close-range shots. But Shipp’s two shots – afloater along the baseline and the subsequent follow-up – changed the complexion of the most fiercely contested LosAngeles derby in the past few years. Because when Shipp finally corralled his second straight miss and laid it in, it led to an unfathomable five-point play and catapulted No. 2 UCLA to a 70-65 win against No. 19 USC in front of a season-high crowd of 12,810 Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion. The win was UCLA’s 18thstraight at home, and pushed the Bruins (21-2, 10-2 Pacific-10 Conference) lead atop the Pac-10 to 11/2 games ahead of second-place Washington State. The Bruins step out of conference and play Saturday at West Virginia. USC (18-7, 8-4) could have tied for first with a win, but now is two games back, and does not hold the tie-breaker with the Bruins, who swept the season series. “That was a very important win over what I think is an outstanding team,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “It’s an important win for us, but we have to turn around and leave the first thing in the morning. It’s good to have a win as opposed to an `L’ going on this long trip back to West Virginia.” It was a grin-and-bear-it night for the Bruins, who didn’t attack USC’s 2-3 zone well, defended poorly and got a poor shooting performance from leading scorer Arron Afflalo (a season-worst 3 for 11). The Bruins trailed 20-10 early as USC made nine of its first 11shots. Despite cutting USC’s lead to 30-29 at the half, the Trojans started the second half strong and went ahead 38-31. “I thought (USC) did a good job of changing their man (defense) right back to a 2-3 zone,” UCLA point guard Darren Collison said. “That threw our rhythm out a little bit.” But much of UCLA’s frustration from an out-of-sync offense was pushed aside when Shipp connected on his third-chance bucket with 4:25 to play. Not only was he fouled by USC’s Nick Young, but senior guard Lodrick Stewart exacerbated the moment by slamming the basketball to the ground. Stewart was whistled for a technical foul, Afflalo made the two free throws, Shipp added his free throw, and suddenly the Bruins had a 55-52 lead, their first of the game. “I never want to miss those (shots),” Shipp said. “I think we just buckled down and didn’t want to lose that game.” Stewart has more pressing things on his mind than a basketball game. He learned Monday of the death of his great-grandfather, and that his mother was hospitalized in Mississippi after suffering a nervous breakdown. Stewart declined to comment on the technical, and coach Tim Floyd only said, “I was disappointed.” However, Young said Stewart’s lapse was due to his trying week. “He’d been going through a lot this week and it kind of showed at that point,” Young said. “We haven’t seen Lod do anything like that in a while. All year he hasn’t done anything like that. He’s one of our leaders.” UCLA built its lead to 59-54 in the final minute and had the ball, looking to take more time off the clock. As Collison dribbled near the mid-court line, backup center Alfred Aboya was being chased around the court by USC’s defenders. RouSean Cromwell, who was trying to foul Aboya – a poor free-throw shooter – eventually grabbed him by the back of the jersey. Cromwell got the call, but it was an intentional foul. UCLA got two free throws (Aboya made one) and the ball. “I wasn’t going to let them catch me,” Aboya said. “I just kept running.” Collison led UCLA with 17points. Afflalo countered his poor shooting from the field by going nine of 10 from the free-throw line and finished with 16 points. Young paced USC with 20points while Gabe Pruitt chipped in 16. “We were a little embarrassed about all the turnovers and missing open shots,” Afflalo said. “I don’t think we played all that well, but we did stick it out.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want 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 »

Missile test disrupts Indonesian flight

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia – An Indonesian jet carrying hundreds of passengers was forced to turn around over Indian airspace after a nuclear-capable ballistic missile streaked across the sky, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. Indonesia has demanded an explanation from New Delhi, which insisted that aviation authorities were informed about Thursday’s test launch well in advance. The Garuda Indonesia Boeing 747 was en route from Jakarta to Saudi Arabia when the Indian control tower told pilots the missile had been launched, said Ari Sapari, the national carrier’s director. “We were not given any advance warning about this missile test,” he said. “This was obviously confusing and worrying. It also caused us to disrupt an international flight schedule – a great financial expense.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Government officials did not say how far the plane was from the missile. The jetliner immediately returned to Jakarta and took off again for Jeddah seven hours later, he said.last_img read more

Read More »

Regional District looking to hire new fire chief in Charlie Lake

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. — The Peace River Regional District is searching for a new fire chief to hire for the Charlie Lake Fire Hall, following the departure of Terry Truchan, the outgoing fire chief.The regional district’s CAO, Chris Cvik, confirmed that the resignation of the previous fire chief became effective on March 11. Since Truchan’s departure, deputy fire chief Dale Widsten has taken over temporarily as the district looks to hire a permanent fire chief.Between interviews, hiring, and allowing time for a new fire chief to move to the district if they needed to, it could take several months before a new fire chief settles into the role, Cvik said. He did not provide a reason for Truchan’s resignation.- Advertisement -A posting, which closes next Friday, is up on CivicInfo BC.The regional district is looking for an applicant who has a minimum 5 years of satisfactory service as a Fire Captain, a valid B.C. Class 3 driver’s license, satisfactory completion of NFPA 1001 Level 2Satisfact and Fire Inspector and Fire Investigation training, among many other skills and qualities.last_img read more

Read More »

Salah shows why he is the top African in Europe

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring on February 24, 2018 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFParis, France, Feb 26 – Egyptian Mohamed Salah demonstrated again why is the top African performer in the major European leagues this season by scoring in a sixth consecutive match for Liverpool at the weekend.The 2017 African Footballer of the Year struck the second goal during a 4-1 Premier League thrashing of West Ham, taking his season tally to 31 in all competitions since arriving at Anfield from Roma. Moroccan Youssef en-Nesyri had an eventful match for bottom La Liga club Malaga as he scored, had a penalty saved and was red-carded after two cautions.ENGLANDMOHAMED SALAH/SADIO MANE (Liverpool), CHEIKHOU KOUYATE (West Ham)By scoring, Salah equalled Luis Suarez’s best return in a campaign for Liverpool. He steered home into the far corner on his trusted left foot before Mane got in the act by slotting home Andrew Robertson’s low cross for his 13th goal of the season. West Ham’s solitary response came from Mane’s Senegalese international teammate Kouyate intercepting a Liverpool attack and freeing Michail Antonio to score from a narrow angle.RIYAD MAHREZ (Leicester)Mahrez was denied his first goal since ending a self-imposed exile at Leicester by a fantastic save from Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland as the Foxes were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw. The Algerian was starting his first Premier League game since missing 10 days training after Leicester rejected Manchester City’s advances in the final days of the January transfer window. And he nearly made a match-winning contribution with a trademark left-foot strike from outside the box, but Butland made amends for his earlier own-goal with a spectacular stop.SPAINYOUSSEF EN-NESYRI (Malaga)The 20-year-old Morocco striker enjoyed a great start to the game at Athletic Bilbao before it ended in disappointment and disgrace. En-Nesyri put rock-bottom Malaga ahead in the 13th minute but then missed a penalty on the hour after his spot-kick was saved by Bilbao ‘keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. He was then red-carded six minutes from time after picking up two yellow cards. Bottom club Malaga lost 2-1.ITALYMBAYE NIANG (Torino)Senegalese international Niang equalised for Torino four minutes after the break, but hosts Verona sealed a 2-1 win 13 minutes from time. It was the 23-year-old Niang’s fourth goal since joining the Turin club in the middle of last year from AC Milan after a loan spell at Watford.FRANCK KESSIE (AC Milan)Ivorian Kessie is feeling more at home at AC Milan under new coach Gennaro Gattuso than predecessor Vincenzo Montella. “Gattuso is making us work harder, especially on tactics,” said Kessie, 21, after a 2-0 win at Roma. “With Montella we did very little work in training, but it’s different with Gattuso and you can see the results on the pitch.” Kessie has made 25 appearances since his loan move from Atalanta.GERMANY ISHAK BELFODIL (Werder Bremen)The Algeria striker played a key role in Rick van Drongelen’s own goal as Werder Bremen climbed out of the relegation places with a 1-0 win against Hamburg in a bad-tempered north German derby. Bremen claimed the 86th-minute winner when Van Drongelen nudged the ball over the line as he tried to stop Belfodil getting his foot to it in a goalmouth scramble.NABIL BENTALEB (Schalke 04)Algeria’s former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder marked his Schalke comeback with a late penalty in a 2-0 win at 10-man Bayer Leverkusen. Having been dropped from the squad a fortnight ago and told to sort out his attitude, Bentaleb came off the bench midway through the second half and drilled home a late spot-kick which lifted Schalke to third.FRANCEWAHBI KHAZRI (Rennes)Tunisian Khazri scored a 47th-minute penalty to send Rennes on their way to a 2-0 victory over Troyes. Senegalese forward Ismaila Sarr earnt the spot-kick when he was fouled by Jimmy Giraudon. On-loan Sunderland midfielder Khazri then sent goalkeeper Erwin Zelazny the wrong way from 12 yards.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Read More »

FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco’s Amrabat to play after concussion

first_imgThe treatment of Amrabat after he first went down against Iran was widely ridiculed, with the doctors splashing water over his head before appearing to repeatedly slap him in the face.“This is yet another alarming example of a player being put in harm’s way,” FifPro said in a statement.FIFA introduced new protocol after the 2014 World Cup, including allowing players to have three-minute checks for concussion on the pitch after head injuries.Those changes came after a number of incidents during the tournament four years ago in Brazil, including when Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer had to be replaced in the final.FifPro said that those new guidelines were not followed in the case of 31-year-old Amrabat, who impressed in the 1-0 loss to Portugal which saw Morocco knocked out of the competition.“Amrabat returned to action too soon according to medical guidelines,” added FifPro.“Four years on from the debacle of the last World Cup, where several players did not receive adequate care, football has not made sufficient progress in concussion management. Repeated calls to implement world-class safety standards have been overlooked.”Morocco team doctor Abderazzak El Hifti insisted Tuesday that he had respected the recommendations of FIFA “point by point”.Amrabat spent two nights under observation in hospital after the Iran game, but his coach Herve Renard hailed him as a “warrior” for playing the full 90 minutes against Portugal.“Amrabat is a warrior, he wanted to play,” said the Frenchman after Wednesday’s match.“He had the protection he took off during the match, his spirit is incredible and I feel happy to have such a player.“After all, I’m not a doctor, the medical reports are read by competent people… Then they take their responsibilities and the player also takes his own responsibilities.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nordin Amrabat played the entirety of Morocco’s match against Spain despite suffering concussion five days before © AFP / Yuri CORTEZMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – The decision to allow Moroccan midfielder Nordin Amrabat to take to the field at the World Cup on Wednesday just five days after suffering concussion has been criticised by players’ union FifPro.The Watford winger was substituted in Morocco’s opening 1-0 defeat by Iran on Friday after a clash of heads with Vahid Amiri, but started his team’s match against Portugal wearing head protection, before throwing it to the side of the pitch in the 16th minute.last_img read more

Read More »

‘Being able to play football is not enough’ – Chiellini urges players to study

first_img0Shares0000“Studying helped relieve some of the pressure in the world of football,” said Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMILAN, Italy, Oct 17 – Italy and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini urged players to think more about their careers after football on Wednesday as he helped launch an education campaign led by global players’ union FIFPro.Chiellini, 34, studied for a degree in economics and a Masters in business administration at Turin University at the same time as winning seven straight Serie A titles with Juventus from 2012. “Studying helped me relieve some of the pressure in the world of football, and kept my brain sharp,” said the Juventus captain.But only 13 percent of footballers have a higher education compared to 53 percent of men in Europe, says FIFPro.“As a footballer, at 20 years old you feel indestructible and able to do anything in football,” said Chiellini.“But at 35 your career is more or less finished. You then have the rest of your life in front of you, and just being able to play football is not enough.“Only a few players manage to find a job in football. There’s also the risk of depression, and there are many former players with financial problems because they have not thought about what they are going to do, they have not opened their minds by studying.”The towering defender from Pisa started his career at Tuscany club Livorno before joining Roma, with a season spent on loan at Fiorentina before signing for Juventus in 2005.“As a footballer, you need to start thinking about life after football at the beginning of your career, not at the end,” added Chiellini who has also played 99 times for Italy.“If you are not sharp in matches you can’t make the quick decisions that you need to reach the top level in football.”As part of the ‘Mind the Gap’ campaign, player development managers (PDMs) will be appointed at several national player associations to help footballers prepare for life after retirement.“The statistics show each year professional footballers are not as prepared as other workers to enter the employment market outside football,” FIFPro secretary general Theo van Seggelen said.“With this campaign, we are encouraging players and player associations to work together to correct this.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Read More »

Letterkenny Gaels U21’s defeat Fanad Gaels

first_imgOur U-21 footballers recorded a good win over Fanad Gaels at the weekend in the U-21 B Championship quarter final.The seniors are in action in the semifinal of the Junior A Championship this Saturday evening at The Bridge in Dunfanaghy when they take on Downings. Throw in time is 5.30pm. All support welcome.Our U-14 camogs were invited to take part in the inaugural camogie blitz at St Joseph’s, Ederney last Saturday. This was an eleven a side blitz with six teams involved from four different counties. The girls defeated Ederney and St Endas Omagh in the blitz leaving them in the A final. The girls played Derrylaughan in the final which was a close game but unfortunately the Gaels lost out. Refreshments were provided after. This is to be an annual tournament and the Gaels had a very enjoyable morning of camogie and are looking forward to next year.  Thanks to Noel McAndrews & Ederney club and Clare Dowdall for organisation.Training continues for the U-14 girls on Mondays from 6pm at Pairc na nGael & everyone welcome.Training continues at Pairc na nGael on Friday from 6-7 pm for U-8 & U-10 girls. Contact Aideen 086 816 3605 for informationClub merchandise, which includes training tops, track-suits, jerseys, hats etc. can be purchased in Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure. Outdoor hurling training for all teams has finished for the season.The indoor underage hurling will resume in late October.Please keep an eye on the club Facebook for exact details in the coming weeks.On Saturday some of our young hurling teams took part in the end of year mud run held at the Old Foundry. This was a great team bulding experience for the players who were split into four teams with the orange team coming out the eventual winners.The team enjoyed a great season this year and are looking forward to the 2017 campaign. Thanks to all the organisers of the event especially Dan, Sharon, Ray and Angela for providing the refeshments after the mud run.Bingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €2700. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelLetterkenny Gaels U21’s defeat Fanad Gaels was last modified: September 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsSportlast_img read more

Read More »

Spurs reveal which area of the new stadium was first to sell out and why

first_img An image from tottenhamhotspur.com showing the new designs 2 2 “The Club is proposing a purpose-designed ‘safe seating’ concept whereby safety and spectator comfort are given equal precedence, using the same moulded seats as in the rest of the general admission areas.“These seats provide the same comfort and leg room as in all other areas of the stadium, with an ergonomically profiled bar set at 900mm for clear sightlines.The seat in its folded position is slim, allowing the stepping clearway to be maximised, with a purpose-designed lock to ensure the seat can be stowed when required.“Furthermore, the Club has made its Season Ticket Holders aware of the potential for safe standing when purchasing seats within the future-proofed areas.”Clubs in English football’s top two tiers have had to be all-seater by law ever since the 1989 Hillsborough disaster that left 96 Liverpool fans dead.Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “As a Club, we did not engage on this until the Hillsborough Inquiry was concluded, which showed that the tragedy in April 1989 had not been caused by standing.“We then conducted research with our fan base which showed overwhelming support for safe standing. The main reasons given were choice and atmosphere – fans cannot sing sitting down.“So, at our new stadium, we have designed a section within the home area and within the away section that has an integrated safety bar with the normal seating. Fans have bought season tickets for the home area in the knowledge that, should the law change, this would be our standing area – it was one of the first areas to sell out.“Importantly, it is a new design which incorporates the same appearance and comfort as all other seats within the stadium.“In the meantime, without any change in the law, our design delivers a safer environment should there be persistent standing.”While rail seating has been used in both Scotland and Germany, Spurs say they have created a “different, improved design that doesn’t compromise comfort.”center_img Tottenham Hotspur have unveiled designs of seating areas future-proofed for safe standing within its new stadium, which is set to open next season.The 62,000-seater ground will open just after the 2018/19 campaign begins, with the first game in the new place being against Liverpool.The campaign to introduce safe standing has been gathering momentum and the issue is being discussed in Parliament on whether all clubs, regardless of the division they play in, should have the ability to offer fans the choice in terms of whether to sit or stand while they watch their side play.“Areas at the front of the stadium’s new 17,500 capacity single-tier South Stand, as well as in the visiting supporters’ section, have been future-proofed for safe standing – both are areas where the Club had issues with persistent standing when at its former White Hart Lane home,” a statement on tottenhamhotspur.com read. Celtic Park uses rail seating during domestic gameslast_img read more

Read More »