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  • TV audience chastised for laughing at male victim of domestic violence

    first_imgSydney Morning Herald 15 May 2015He has been accused of deliberately choosing poorly-educated guests to make the British ashamed of their national identity and preying on dysfunctional people under the guise of entertainment.But this week, social media users applauded British tabloid talk show host Jeremy Kyle for berating his audience after they laughed at a male victim of domestic abuse who appeared as a guest.During a segment titled “You’re a violent cheat but I hope your baby’s mine!”, The Jeremy Kyle Show guest Geoff recounted how he ended up in hospital after jumping from a third-storey balcony to escape from his ex-girlfriend Danni.When the audience erupted in laughter, Kyle accused them of having double standards.“I don’t want to upset anyone in the audience but if a woman was sat here and a bloke had locked her in a flat and she’d been forced to jump out and injure herself, you lot would not be laughing,” he said. read more

  • Barca confident Messi can face Mallorca, despite thigh injury

    first_imgLionel Messi has sustained a “minor” thigh injury, but Barcelona remain confident he will be fit for the team’s first game back against Mallorca on June 13, the club said on Friday.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreSurprising Photos Of The Rock And His Lavish Lifestyle8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Loading… center_img Messi has not trained with the rest of the squad since Tuesday after working separately in the gym on both Wednesday and Friday, while on Thursday all the players were given the day off.Barcelona said Messi should return to training “in a few days’ time”, but his absence raises doubts over his fitness ahead of the trip to Mallorca.Like all La Liga teams, Barca will have had only 10 days to train together when competitive matches resume on June 11, following the three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Leo Messi has a minor right quadriceps injury and trained in isolation, doing specific exercises to avoid unnecessary risks with just eight days remaining before Barca finally get back to playing matches,” a club statement read.“He should be able to rejoin his team-mates in a few days’ time.”Messi has endured an injury-interrupted season. The 32-year-old was out for six weeks between August and September with a calf injury and then at the end of September missed another week with a problem in his left thigh.Barca confident Messi can face Mallorca, despite thigh injuryRead Also: Lionel Messi to return to Barcelona training on FridayBut after regaining fitness, Messi quickly found form, scoring 24 goals in 31 appearances so far this term to help Barcelona sit two points clear at the top of La Liga.Barca added the team will train on the pitch at Camp Nou on Saturday as coach Quique Setien “works to get his players ready for the return to football, but with games being played behind closed doors”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

  • Cricket News Ahead of Australia tour, here’s Ricky Ponting’s advice to Virat Kohli

    first_imgNew Delhi: Regarded as one of the most successful Australian skippers, Ricky Ponting said captaincy is about 60% off the field preparation and 40% on the pitch. Ponting made the comment in reference to India captain Virat Kohli’s leadership skills in the context of India’s recently-concluded Test tour of England, which the visitors lost 1-4.   “I didn’t watch every single ball of the Test series. For me what happens off the field is more important,” the former Australia captain told PTI Bhasha during an interaction at MCG in Melbourne. “On the field part like bowling changes or field placement is highly overrated. It is only about 30 or 40% and the rest of the preparations takes place behind close doors before a match,” he added. In the aftermath of the disastrous England series, the focus now has shifted to India’s upcoming tour of Australia and Ponting said the visitor’s success would largely depend on how well they adapt to the conditions Down Under. “It’s about adapting to the conditions here. Most of the visiting teams find it difficult to win here and that’s the way Test cricket has been for long time in Australia. South Africa experienced the same. Similarly we find it difficult to win in India and South Africa,” Ponting said. “We know in last 50 years India have struggled to win Test series away from home. For any team travelling to UK playing against a team as good as England, it is going to be difficult.”   India will tour Australia from November 2018 to Janaury 2019 to play four Tests, three ODIs and three T20 matches.   “For the upcoming series as far as India is concerned a lot will depend upon the wickets. If the ball seams a lot they will find it difficult in Australia. But if the wickets are flat like we saw some last year then it can bring India right into the contest,” Ponting said.  “We have seen how Indian batsmen have struggled against quality swing bowling in England. Similarly, we have struggled against spin in subcontinent,” he said on the sidelines of a programme to announce Indian tyre manufacturing giant BKT’s association with Big Bash League. Meanwhile, Ponting refused to compare Kohli with legendary Sachin Tendulkar and said the India captain still has a long way to go in his career. “Comparisons are hard to make at this stage of his (Kohli’s) career. You are being compared with someone who has played 200 Test matches. What you remember about Sachin is when he was finishing off. You don’t remember when he was in mid 20s,” he said.  “Everyone is saying exceptional things about Virat (Kohli) now but let’s see if he can dominate international cricket for about 10, 12 or 15 years which would be a sign of a real champion player.   “Sachin did that in all three formats. If someone can play 200 Tests its incredible. I myself have played 168 Tests but 200 is something else,” Ponting added. Talking about his own experiences of playing in India and later as coach of Mumbai Indians, Ponting said: “I have been to India more than 50 times but initial tours were not very successful.  “When I got to know about their culture, environment and playing conditions, I became a better cricketer.”  “I tell this to younger cricketers also that before playing in India, try to understand the country which is completely different from ours but we share the passion for cricket,” he signed off.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

  • The Latest: Texas delays large school HS football 1 month

    first_imgAvangard Omsk general manager Alexei Volkov says the positive tests come from players and members of team staff who were tested during training camp. Volkov adds that the people are in isolation and that most don’t have obvious symptoms.Avangard was scheduled to play in a pre-season tournament from Aug. 4-9 in Sochi.The last KHL season was cut short midway through the playoffs when the coronavirus pandemic made international travel difficult.The KHL is aiming to start the new season on Sept. 2 and expects to finalize the calendar after a board meeting scheduled for next week.___ July 21, 2020 Associated Press The announcement comes as other European track meets plan to bring fans back. Tickets are on sale for the Diamond League meet in Monaco next month and organizers in Lausanne are staging a pole vault competition in the city which could have 5,000 fans if Swiss authorities agree.___This season’s Scottish Cup final will be played midway through next season.The Scottish soccer federation says the pandemic-delayed competition will be completed on Dec. 20. That is more than seven months after the original date for the final on May 9.The competition was stopped at the semifinal stage. Defending champion Celtic will play Aberdeen and Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibernian will meet in the other semifinal on the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Swimming governing body FINA is giving almost $6.5 million to help athletes prepare for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.FINA says it wants to help athletes who “endure hardships related to their training and competitive opportunities due to the pandemic.”The plan includes $4 million for at least 160 national federations to support athletes with expenses for training, competitions and living over the next year.A further $2 million will support 100 scholarships for athletes who currently do not have Olympic qualifying standards to prepare at national or continental centers. FINA supports regional bases in Russia, Senegal, Thailand and the United States.Grants totalling $460,000 will go to continental swimming bodies to distribute. Instead of starting practice Aug. 3, those schools can now start Sept. 7. The first games can be played Sept. 24, a month after the originally scheduled opening weekend. The University Interscholastic League said it focused the delay on larger schools as many of them are in the states largest metropolitan areas, which have been hit hardest by the surge of virus cases. Some school districts are already changing their calendars to delay the start of the academic year, or to begin the year with several weeks of online classes. The Houston school district, the largest in the state, won’t meet on campus until mid-October.The UIL’s announcement said it also anticipates that not all schools will start at the same time and could face disruptions during the season.“These adjustments reflect the public health situation at this time and the varying numbers of COVID-19 cases across different geographic areas of the state,” the UIL said in its announcement. ___Danielle Collins has been kicked out of World TeamTennis for breaking the league’s COVID-19 protocols.WTT CEO Carlos Silva says Collins left The Greenbrier resort hosting all of the matches during the league’s three-week season and went out of the state of West Virginia.“The protocols have been put in place and communicated numerous times to protect the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff,” Silva said.Collins is a 26-year-old American who was a semifinalist at the 2019 Australian Open. She has been ranked as high as No. 23 and currently is No. 51. Organizers say players who would ordinarily be barred from playing for a second team in the same competition can play for their new club even if they were earlier fielded by a different team.The 2020-21 season in the Scottish league will start on Aug. 1. The 2019-20 league season did not resume after the lockdown and Celtic was declared champion based on average points per game.___More AP sports: and The men’s and women’s pro tours both have been suspended since March and are planning to return next month. The first event on the most recently announced calendar is a women’s tournament in Palermo, Italy, starting Aug. 3.With Washington’s hard-court tournament now gone, the first chance for men to play sanctioned matches will be the Masters-level event usually played in Cincinnati that was moved to the site of the U.S. Open, starting Aug. 22.That is to be followed by the U.S. Open, beginning Aug. 31.___A Russian team playing in the Kontinental Hockey League has withdrawn from a pre-season tournament after 20 people from the club tested positive for the coronavirus. The Latest: Texas delays large school HS football 1 month ___The ISTAF track meet in Berlin has outlined plans to have up to 3,500 spectators in attendance on Sept. 13.Organizers say they have developed a wide-ranging plan to ensure spectators stay healthy but haven’t revealed specifics. They were hoping for up to 45,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin before the pandemic.Meet director Martin Seeber says he hopes it will be “a first small step back to normality.”Pole vault world record holder Armand “Mondo” Duplantis is headlining the event. She was playing for the Orlando Storm at WTT, which took all nine of its teams and put them at The Greenbrier, where the season began July 12 and ends Aug. 2.The WTT is not affiliated with the WTA or ATP professional tours, which have been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic and plan to resume next month.___The tournament that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic has been canceled.The Citi Open in Washington, scheduled to start with Aug. 13 qualifying, was called off Tuesday because of what tournament manager Mark Ein said are “too many unresolved external issues, including various international travel restrictions as well as troubling health and safety trends.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___AUSTIN, Texas — Texas will delay the start of the public high school football season for its largest schools by a month as the state grapples with a recent surge of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.last_img read more

  • Flamengo coach Jesus granted order of recognition by Portugal

    first_imgBy Victoria WalderseeLISBON, Portugal (Reuters) – Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus, who has achieved hero status for his achievements after just six months in charge of the famous Brazilian club, was awarded the Portuguese order of recognition on Monday for services to his country.Portugal president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa announced his decision to give Jesus the award after the coach led Flamengo to this month’s Club World Cup final against Liverpool.“Of course, it was not me or my team who discovered or gave independence to Brazil, but it was we who on the November 23 and 24 conquered two titles in Brazil, so we too will go down in history, in our own way,” Jesus said at the ceremony. “In 50 years I won’t be here, but they’ll say, ‘The Portuguese were the first to conquer the Libertadores and a Brazilian national championship’.”Initially, treated with scepticism by Brazilian fans concerned about his age and ability to adapt to their country’s style of football, the 65-year-old Jesus turned Flamengo’s fortunes around after becoming coach in June.Jesus led Flamengo in November to their first South American Copa Libertadores title for 38 years and 24 hours later they were confirmed as Brazilian title-winners before reaching the Club World Cup final, losing to European champions Liverpool. Jesus’s 29-year coaching career included six years with Benfica and three seasons at Sporting, and the presidents of both Portuguese clubs were present at the ceremony.Jesus declined to comment on whether he will stay at Flamengo or return to Portugal after his contract expires in June. “I’ll come back, but I don’t know when. It’s harder to come back now, there’s no doubt about that,” he said.Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho received the same award, called the Order of Prince Henry, and founded in 1960, after winning the Champions League with Porto in 2004.last_img read more

  • Fit-again Archer hopes to play all three Tests against Windies

    first_img(REUTERS) – England paceman Jofra Archer says he has fully recovered from a right elbow injury sustained earlier this year and hopes to play in all three Tests against the West Indies next month.Barbados-born Archer’s injury had ruled him out of England’s tour of Sri Lanka and the Indian Premier League (IPL) before both were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“This past fortnight has been a lot different from the previous few weeks of practice as the intensity when you introduce batters goes up without you even noticing,” Archer wrote in his column here for the Daily Mail.“So far everything feels like clockwork. Crunch in, crunch out, my body feels fresh, and there are no issues with my right elbow whatsoever, touch wood.”The first Test is scheduled to begin in Southampton on July 8, with the last two matches at Old Trafford, as international cricket returns from the coronavirus shutdown.“Despite the fact that the three matches of this series are played in such a short space of time … I could play all three – but everyone will be a bit cautious in terms of workload, thinking about the body and what lies ahead,” Archer added.“… Bowling has been a gradual progression but despite the fact that I was resting my elbow injury when we went into lockdown in March, I have followed similar loads to the other England Test bowlers.”last_img read more

  • Spain, Slovakia’s Stars Win Governor’s Cup Tennis 1st Leg

    first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The first leg (Futures 5) of the 16th edition of Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship ended at the weekend with players from Spain and Slovakia winning the men and women’s singles of the tournament.Spain’s Enrique Lopez – Perez, who won the competition in the 2012 edition, did it again when he defeated Gianni Mina in the grudge final of the men’s singles that ended 6-2,6-7(7),6-1 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. In the women’s singles, Slovak Majeric, who won the final in the 2013 edition and emerged runner up in the 2015 competition, was superb in the final against a consistent regular face in the Governor’s Cup in the last six years, Swiss Conny Perrin. Majeric won the final 3-6,6-1,6-1.The first leg winners said they are looking forward to the second week (Futures 6) with high hopes of consolidating on their feats in Futures 5.“I’m happy winning this again. I was runner-up last year. There’s no doubt Conny was a tough player. She took the first set, I had to fight back to win the other two sets. This is a great tournament for us and I’m glad to be here again, as this is my fifth time in Lagos. For the second week, it is not yet over getting double victory will be good for my game and ranking in the world, ” Majeric said.To her opponent, Swiss Conny Perrin,” Majeric who I knew very proved a not to crack for me. I  gave my everything to this match, but she showed that she’s the best. I can only look forward to the second week,” she said.The duo of Chayenne  Ewijk and Rosalie Van Der Hoek, both from The Netherlands beat the pairs of Valetini Grammatikopoulou from Greece and Indian Prarthana Thombare in straight set of 6-3,7-5.The men’s doubles was won by Enrique Lopez – Perez from Spain and Boy Westerhof from The Netherlands who defeated the pairs of France’s Calvin Hemery and Gianni Mina in straight set of 6-2,6-3. Meanwhile, the Main Draws of the second leg (Futures 6) serve off today with the hope for Nigerians to make it past the quarter finals level the male players reached in the first leg.President of Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), Sani Ndanusa said Nigeria indeed celebrates the level the local players attained in Future 5,adding that the federation will continue to provide enabling environment for them to improve on their games.He poured encomiums on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State for not only supported the continuation of the championship, but ensured that the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis is improved in the second years of his government with the increased in the prize money from 80,000 dollars to 100,000 dollars from this year’s competition.last_img read more

  • Syracuse women earn No. 2 seed in NCAA tournament, will play winner of Towson, Stony Brook in 1st round

    first_imgNo. 2 Syracuse (18-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast) has earned the No. 2 overall seed for the NCAA tournament, and will host the winner of Stony Brook (16-3, 4-1 America East) and Towson (11-7, 4-1 Colonial Athletic) at SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday.Syracuse defeated then-No. 15 Towson, 12-7, at the Carrier Dome on March 2.The Orange is coming off its best regular season in program history, having defeated nine ranked opponents. SU then beat two more in ACC tournament play, where it lost in the final to top-ranked Maryland.In the regular-season finale on Saturday, Syracuse gave up an early five-goal lead and needed a furious last-minute comeback to defeat No. 11 Loyola, 14-12, in overtime.The Orange is looking to advance to its third-straight final four, having lost in the finals to Northwestern in 2012 and in the semifinals to Maryland last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMaryland grabbed the top seed ahead of the Orange, and Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia and Boston College were the other ACC teams to make the field. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on May 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3last_img read more

  • World Relays: Ghana’s women’s 4x100m relay team qualifies for World Championships

    first_imgGhana’s female 4x100m relay team have qualified for the World Athletics Championships in Doha later this year after they finished 7th in the finals of their event at the World Relay Championships in Yokohama, Japan on Sunday.The team had Flings Owusu-Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong, Persis William-Mensah and Hor Halutie running in that order in lane 9 on the second and final day of competition.Despite a clean start from Owusu-Agyapong, the pace of the rest of the teams got too strong for Team Ghana and despite the smooth change of batons among the athletes, the team could not compete effectively against the faster opponents.The team finished in a time of 44.77 seconds.They become the 3rd set of athletes to qualify for the World Championships after Joseph Amoah and Josephine Anokye also qualified last month.The race was won by the United States quartet of Mikia Brisco, Ashley Henderson, Dezerea Bryant and Aleia Hobbs in a time of 43.27 seconds. Jamaica came second and Germany was 3rd.Ghana was the only African nation to make it to the finals.last_img read more