Update on the latest in sports:

first_img Associated Press Rose is taking over what has become one of the NBA’s worst franchises, headed toward its seventh straight season out of the playoffs. Teams such as Golden State and the Lakers have found success handing their basketball operations to an agent.Rose is the former co-head of the basketball division at CAA Sports. He replaces Steve Mills, who was fired early last month.NHL-GM MEETINGSGMs seem prepared to keep status quo on emergency goaliesBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — NHL general managers seem unlikely to suggest changes to the emergency backup goaltender policy, even after 42-year-old Zamboni driver David Ayres became one of the biggest stories of the season by winning a game for Carolina last month. The thumb began to bother Doncic during Friday’s loss to Miami, prompting the team to keep him out of last night’s win at Minnesota. The second-year player is averaging team highs of 28.6 points and 8.8 assists per game this season.The Mavericks held out Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) against the Bulls a day after he tied a season high with 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-GEORGIA TECH-PENALTIESTech drops appeal of NCAA penaltiesATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has withdrawn its appeal of NCAA penalties against its men’s basketball program and will not lay in this month’s ACC Tournament. Bellinger is 4 for 13 with two doubles.PGA-JOHNSON-0LYMPICSDustin Johnson decides against playing in the OlympicsUNDATED (AP) — U.S. golfer Dustin Johnson will not compete in the Tokyo Olympics, according to his manager. Johnson’s name was removed from the Olympic golf ranking Monday afternoon.At No. 5 in the world ranking, he currently would have been No. 3 among Americans behind Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) and Justin Thomas. Update on the latest in sports: In a memo sent to teams on Sunday and obtained by The Associated Press, the NBA has offered 10 recommendations to players with hopes of decreasing risks of getting the virus. Those recommendations include not taking items such as pens, markers, balls and jerseys from autograph-seekers.The NBA also told teams that it is consulting “with infectious disease experts, including the Centers for Disease Control” and infectious disease researchers at Columbia University in New York.NBA-MAVERICKS-DONCICDoncic back in lineupCHICAGO (AP) — All-Star guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) is back in the Dallas Mavericks’ lineup tonight against the Bulls in Chicago after missing a game because of a sprained left thumb. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-VIRUS OUTBREAKWith Virus outbreak, NBA tells teams to keep distance from fans, strangersUNDATED (AP) — The NBA has told teams to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs. It’s the league’s latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLLKansas is number oneUNDATED (AP) — Kansas is the unanimous No. 1 in a week of upheaval in men’s college basketball.The Jayhawks received all 64 first-place votes from the media panel in The Associated Press poll. Gonzaga was No. 2, with Dayton, Baylor and San Diego State rounding out the top five.Sixth-ranked Kentucky is followed by Florida State, Seton Hall, Maryland and Louisville. Ngakoue has 37 1/2 sacks and 14 forced fumbles in four seasons. The speedy strip-sack specialist made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and had been seeking around $22 million a year to remain in Jacksonville.MLB-DODGERS-BELLINGERBellinger out of the lineupGOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — NL MVP Cody Bellinger was scratched from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup for a spring training game Monday against the Cincinnati Reds.The outfielder took part in a charity event on Sunday night at a Topgolf facility in Scottsdale, and a video showed him hitting a long drive off a tee. Manager Dave Roberts says golf swings aren’t believed to be the reason for his injury. The Aztecs, Terrapins and No. 18 Iowa were the only teams to hold their place after a week in which nine Top 25 teams lost to unranked opponents.Dayton has its highest ranking since reaching No. 2 in 1955-56 after stretching its winning streak to 18 games.Virginia, Illinois and Wisconsin moved into the poll. West Virginia, Colorado and Texas Tech fell out.NORTH CAROLINA-AGENTS PROBEMistrial declared for ex-football player in NC agent’s case HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law nearly a decade ago.Christopher Hawkins faced four counts tied to providing cash to three former Tar Heels football players in 2010. But after more than seven hours of deliberations Friday afternoon and Monday, the jury informed the judge that it couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict on any charge.NBA-KNICKS PRESIDENTKnicks hire longtime player agent Leon Rose as presidentNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks officially have named Leon Rose as their president, hoping the longtime player agent can be just as successful as an executive. The issue was among the discussion points during the first three days of GM meetings. The apparent consensus was that emergency goaltenders are called upon so rarely that any reaction now would likely feel like an overreaction.NFL-JAGUARS-NGAKOUEPass-rusher Ngakoue no longer wants to re-sign with JaguarsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Standout defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (yah-NEEK’ en-GAH’-kway) no longer wants to sign a long-term deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.Ngakoue announced his desire to play elsewhere via social media. It could force Jacksonville to place the franchise tag on the 24-year-old disgruntled defender and trade him. The Yellow Jackets received a one-year ban on postseason play as well as scholarship reductions and limits on official visits. By saying Monday it would accept those penalties this year, Georgia Tech is assured of being eligible to compete in the postseason next year and beyond.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-ILLINOIS-COACHUnderwood gets extensionCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois says it has rewarded basketball coach Brad Underwood for a significant jump this season, giving him a three-year contract extension through 2026.The move comes with the 23rd-ranked Illini challenging for the Big Ten Conference championship in Underwood’s third season after going 26-39 during his first two years at the helm. They are 20-9 overall and tied for second in conference play with Michigan State and Wisconsin at 12-6, a game behind Maryland. March 2, 2020 Countries are allowed a maximum of four players in golf provided they are among the top 15 in the world ranking.last_img read more

Yakubu shames Pirates coach with debut goal

first_imgGhanaian striker Yakubu Mohammed has shamed Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa by scoring his debut goal in the South African top flight to hand Maritzburg United a priceless win over Polokwane City on Saturday.Mohammed had arrived in South Africa early last month to originally sign for the Buccanneers from Ghana Premier League side AshantiGold.He was however labelled an ‘unfit’ player after being given only 30 minutes in a game during his trials with Pirates. Coach Roger De Sa later passed a damning verdict on the Ghanaian – claiming he was simply not fit enough to be signed.“He had one session and after 30 minutes he pulled off. He was out of breath and he couldn’t keep up,” he said.“So I mean really are we going to sign a player who can only do 30 minutes of training?“You must remember that if you are going to bring in a foreigner he must be better than what you have. “That’s why our national team struggles, because every foreigner that arrives here with a half a CV, we sign. We’ve got to think local if they are not better than the locals.”De Sa’s damning comments over the player raised several doubts of the quality of the Ghana Premier League as Mohammed was one of the leading performers in the Ghanaian top flight.Mohammed with a battered reputation however managed to impress Maritzburg coach Ernst Middendorp who decided to hand the forceful striker a four-year deal.The former Ghana Premier League Goal King contender wasted no time at all in repaying the massive faith reposed in him.After sending his powerful free-kick over the crossbar in the fifth minute, shooting wide of the upright seconds later, Mohammed blasted in off a rebounded free kick in the 68th minute to send the home crowd into frenzy. His spectacular strike happened to be the match winner that hands Maritzburg their first win of the new season.Mohammed’s strike despite bringing great joy to followers of the Team of choice will leave fans of rivals Orlando Pirates ruing their missed chance of signing such a quality striker due to a suspected case of incompetence and impatience on the side of their coach Roger De Sa.last_img read more


first_imgThe High Court has ordered the arrest of a Donegal candidate in this month’s local elections over her failure to remove allegedly defamatory posts about a town council on YouTube.Judge ordered the arrest of Patricia McCafferty.Mr Justice Paul Gilligan ordered that independent candidate Patricia McCafferty be arrested and brought before the High Court for alleged contempt in the face of orders directing her to remove the video clips. The Irish Independent reports the orders were sought by lawyers for Bundoran Town Council which claims its members and officials have been defamed in the posts where allegations of corruption, fraud, and intimidation are made by Ms Cafferty, a former traffic warden who was dismissed in 2008 by the council.The court heard the YouTube clips are entitled “What Bundoran Town Clerk is really like” and “Bundoran Joint Policing SHAM cover up assaults and quash speeding fine”. It is claimed they are highly defamatory.Orders were granted by the High Court against Ms McCafferty of Rockingham, Main Street Bundoran on May 1 last compelling her to remove both the YouTube posts and large signs located in the town alleging the members and officials are corrupt.The signs have been removed since the court orders were obtained.However, she has failed to remove the YouTube material.Ms McCafferty was not present in court.The court was told that in addition to the posts and the signs, Ms McCafferty had followed and filmed ordinary council workers going about Bundoran doing various work.She also turned up at council meetings and had to be asked to stop video recording the proceedings.Last year, the council obtained injunctions against Ms McCafferty, preventing her publishing allegedly defamatory material after she turned up at council meetings wearing a high visibility jacket with “Bundoran Town Council are Corrupt” written on it along with pictures of eight of the nine town councillors.Yesterday, Mr Justice Gilligan said he was satisfied Ms McCafferty had breached the court orders.He directed that she be arrested and brought before the court next Tuesday.JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF DONEGAL ELECTION CANDIDATE OVER YOU TUBE CLIP was last modified: May 17th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalDonegal County CouncilelectionPatricia McCaffertyYou Tubelast_img read more