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    first_imgReal are top moneymakers LONDON (AP): Real Madrid are football’s biggest moneymakers for the 11th straight year, while Bayern Munich dropped to their lowest position in eight years. Madrid’s revenue of US$628 million in 2014-15 kept them top of the Football Money League compiled by accountancy firm Deloitte. The revenue of the world’s top 20 clubs, which are all European and include nine from the Premier League, grew 8 percent year-to-year to US$7.2 billion. European and Spanish champions Barcelona regained second place by generating US$609 million, displacing Manchester United, who made US$560 million while still struggling on the pitch in the post-Alex Ferguson era. French champion Paris Saint-Germain climbed to fourth by generating US$522 million, followed by Bayern on US$515 million. Napoli coach Sarri banned MILAN (AP): Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has been banned for two Italian Cup matches and fined US$22,000 for “directing extremely insulting epithets” toward his Inter Milan counterpart, Roberto Mancini. Sarri was sanctioned after making anti-gay slurs to Mancini during Napoli’s 2-0 loss in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Napoli says yesterday’s decision “formally clarifies” that Sarri’s comments were delivered in anger but were not driven by racist or anti-gay discrimination. The club says it hopes Mancini “can accept the apologies which have repeatedly been offered.” Mancini was fined US$5,422 for “an intimidating attitude toward the coach of the opposing team, who had insulted him” and for being “disrespectful” toward the fourth official in the dressing room after the match. Chelsea player joins Werder Bremen on loan BREMEN, Germany (AP): Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji has joined Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season. The Bundesliga club announced the deal yesterday without giving financial details. Werder Bremen are 16th in the Bundesliga and face a struggle against relegation when the campaign resumes this weekend after the winter break. The club needed a defender after the departure of Assani Lukimya for China. Djilobodji could make his debut on Sunday at Schalke. He arrived in Chelsea last summer from the French club Nantes and made only one brief League Cup appearance in September.last_img read more

  • NBA: Embiid seals reported $148 million 76ers deal

    first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Embiid scored 20 or more points in 19 of 31 games last season before suffering a knee injury in January that required surgery.“I’m so thrilled to be in this position,” Embiid said in a statement.“I want to thank ownership, management, the coaches and most of all the fans, for supporting me throughout this whole process. I love this city and I’m so, so, so, so excited to be spending my next five years here and hopefully the rest of my career, God willing. Trust ‘The Process.’” /cbbADVERTISEMENT If confirmed, that would mean Embiid, 23, is being paid the maximum allowed under the rookie wage scale, having played only 31 games over three seasons.Embiid missed the first two seasons after being drafted in 2014 and suffered a knee injury last season which meant he only played 31 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Joel Embiid is a transformative young talent that you rarely come across in our game,” 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said in a statement.“Joel is only scratching the surface, but he has all the potential and promise to go down as one of the all-time greats to wear a Sixers jersey. Ownership’s willingness to extend this contract reflects our collective belief in Joel Embiid and a reinforced commitment to building a championship-level basketball program.” Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the Philadelphia 76ers Media Day on September 25, 2017, at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in Camden, New Jersey. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid sealed a five-year contract extension on Tuesday, with the injury-plagued Cameroon-born star saying he hoped to finish his career with the team.The 76ers did not confirm the financial terms of the deal but several US media outlets reported that Embiid stands to earn $148 million (125.3 million euros) over the course of the extension.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Bolts bolster roster for Finals rematchlast_img read more

  • NPSS senior boys volleyball team inexperienced but competitive to start season

    first_imgThe team has played in one tournament up to this point which saw them come away with a few wins, and they’ll be looking to build on that as they join the senior girls team for the Duchess Tournament in Prince George over the weekend. This year’s team is made up 12 players. Of that two are grade 10 students, three are from grade 12, while the rest are from grade 11.Diane Sandberg is in charge of steering the ship of young players for the current season. She says even though there are no returning seniors on the team, they have a number of players that have stayed active with the game with different organizations, and also have a European exchange student contributing to the group.“Six of the boys this spring played club volleyball so they had a lot more practice with the ball, and those boys their experience is showing,” she says. “We also have a German exchange student who’s playing with us and we’re really happy to have him. He’s got a lot of experience so it’s been a great addition for us.”- Advertisement -The group took part in five games over the season opening tournament. They finished with a 2-1 record after the first day of competition, and dropped their final two games the following day. Sandberg says that in all the contests, the team had chances to come away with the win.“Every game we could have won or lost so we were really happy with the tournament,” she states. “It was a great tournament for us to be in because you want to be against teams that you compete against so it was a great place for us to be.The team will have games on Friday and Saturday as part of the Duchess Tournament. They’ll be off next weekend before heading down to Prince George once again on October 18 and 19 for the College Heights Tournament. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Team Canada Red falls to Russia 3-2

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Team Canada White lost a close one to Russia by the score of 3-2 in exhibition play on Thursday.Canada White found themselves down 1-0 after the Russians scored midway through the first stanza. Jake Lee evened the score on the powerplay at 11:28 into the second period with an unassisted screened shot from the point. Nicholas Porco gave the home side the lead 9:00 into the final frame. Logan Barlage took a pass from Michael Vukojevic who sacrificed his body to make the play. Russia tied the game 4:45 later and then take the lead on the powerplay with a 1:57 remaining in the game. A late man advantage allowed Canada White to apply some pressure but couldn’t find the back of the net.Team Canada White finished 1 for 8 on the powerplay, while they were 1 for 6 on the penalty kill.- Advertisement -Taylor Gauthier made 11 of 12 saves and Jonathan Lemieux stopped 10 of 12 pucks fired at him.In Dawson Creek Team Canada Red got hammered by the United States by the score of 9-1. The teams headed into the locker rooms after one period tie at 1-1, however the United States scored three in the second and five in the third. Jack Hughes of the States finished with five points as his team outshot Canada Red 46-25.last_img read more

  • Oscars will see debut of new Celine Dion song

    first_imgThe new rendition of “I Knew I Loved You,” produced by Quincy Jones, will appear on Morricone’s upcoming greatest-hits album and on Dion’s forthcoming record. Celine Dion will unveil her new song, “I Knew I Loved You,” during a tribute to Italian composer Ennio Morricone at this year’s Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday. Morricone, who will receive an honorary Oscar at the Feb. 25 awards, orchestrated the song for 1984’s “Once Upon a Time in America,” directed by Sergio Leone. Songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman wanted to write lyrics for the song, but the film’s producers felt none were needed. The Bergmans got their chance with Dion’s version. Morricone, 78, has received original score Oscar nominations for “Days of Heaven,” “The Mission,” “The Untouchables,” “Bugsy” and “Malena.” 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

  • Klinsman rescues Mathare from defeat

    first_img0Shares0000Klinsman Omulanga celebrates his late equalizer against Wazito FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on July 14, 2018. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 14- Substitute Klinsman Omulanga scored at the stroke of 90 minutes as Mathare United came from two goals down to draw 3-3 with relegation fighting Wazito FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday afternoon.Former Mathare aces Derrick Onyango and Edwin Lavatsa had scored to give Wazito a 3-1 lead, but Francis Kimanzi’s charges put up a fight in the final minutes of the game, Cliff Nyakeya completing his brace before Omulanga ensured the points were split. The new look Wazito FC broke the deadlock after 10 minutes with Onyango striking his first of two before Nyakeya restored parity in the 34th minute.However, Wazito went back on top almost immediately, Lavatsa taking them 2-1 up, a lead which they guarded till half time.Eight minutes after the restart, Wazito went 3-1 up and began to smell victory, but Nyakeya started the fight back with a 73rd minute goal before Omulanga drew the sides level.Wazito Facing the reality of relegation in their debut season in top flight football broke the deadlock after 10 minutes, Onyango striking from the right after the ball ricocheted in his direction from a double save by Mathare keeper David Okello.Four minutes later, Wazito should have been two up but Joachim Omollo’s freekick from the edge of the box went inches wide after curling beyond the wall,Wazito saw more of the ball as Mathare looked a bit disjointed. They did not look a bit of their selves, their usual tactical prowess closing in on spaces and passing the ball not anywhere in play.Mathare United midfielder Crispin Oduor vies for the ball with Wazito FC’s Joachim Omollo during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on July 14, 2018. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedHowever, they slowly clawed back into the game and they were on level terms in the 34th minute when Nyakeya skipped past keeper Martin Musalia to score his eighth goal of the season after the custodian had saved John Mwangi’s initial shot.But, Wazito was back ahead thanks to some schoolboy defending from Mathare who were caught off the counter with Lavatsa coming to the end of the final ball after Piscas Muhindo’s shot was saved by the keeper.Frank Ouna’s charges held on to the slim advantage until half time.Kimanzi started the second half with a change, Omulanga coming in for right back Marin Ongori, a clear attacking change from the tactician.Five minutes into the second half, Mathare almost went back level but Musalia pulled a great double save denying Alwanga’s tap from close range after picking a long pass from James Situma before bouncing back up to tap the ball away from Omulanga’s feet.Three minutes on the turn, Wazito were 3-1 up, Onyango popping up between the defense to connect home.Immediately after going three down, Kimanzi was bolted into another change, David Owino coming in for Alphonce Ndonye.But it was Wazito who almost scored another one when Edwin Wanjala sighted keeper Okello off his line but his shot from almost 30 yards out came off the crossbar.Mathare kept the pressure forcing Wazito to play with numbers at the back and they clawed back one goal in the 73rd minute when Nyakeya slammed the ball home from inside the box after being played through by Chris Oduor from Owino’s quick throw.Kimanzi urged on his charges from the touchline and they drew level at the stroke of 90 minutes from similar fashion just like they scored their second goal, this time Klinsman coming at the end of an Oduor tee from Owino’s throw.There would have been a dramatic end to the match when Wazito had a scoring chance just after conceding, but keeper Okello made a one on one save from Lavatsa.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Controversial ‘Boondocks’ takes break

    first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The last new comic before the hiatus will appear March 26. Papers can run old “Boondocks” strips or a replacement until it returns in October. “The Boondocks” has been distributed by Kansas City-based Universal Press since April 1999. It touches on racial issues, pop culture and politics as it chronicles the lives of Huey Freeman, his little brother, Riley, and their eccentric grandfather, who moves them from south Chicago to the suburbs. The strip’s frequent criticism of everything from the Bush administration and post-9-11 policies to TV network BET has made it a source of controversy. A few papers temporarily pulled the strip for its attacks against the war in Iraq. And last year, several papers dropped it for a few days because of an offensive ethnic slur. The Boondocks, the black comic-strip family living in white suburbia, are going on vacation. Aaron McGruder, the cartoonist behind the strip syndicated in about 350 American newspapers, said Tuesday he will take about six months off beginning in March. “Every well needs occasional refreshing,” he wrote in a letter to be sent to editors of newspapers carrying the strip. “I hope that this fall, you will agree that the time away from the demands of deadlines has served the strip, your readers and me.” McGruder offered no further explanation and declined interviews. Greg Melvin, his editor at Universal Press Syndicate, said McGruder simply needs a break. last_img read more

  • Spurs should avoid Europa League and focus on winning a cup – Clive Allen

    first_img Spurs have struggled for form in Europe this season – losing to Barcelona and Inter Milan 1 But should Spurs fail to win, Allen says they would be better off ditching European football this season to focus on ending the club’s wait for silverware.Speaking on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the White Hart Lane goal hero said: “The dilemma for Tottenham at the moment is that if they finish third they go into the Europa League.“Obviously there’s a Champions League place at stake if they win, but you could be going in there with Chelsea and Arsenal who are very strong.“So I would honestly prefer they end up bottom of the group, don’t go into the Europa League and have a full tilt at a top four place in the Premier League and an attack on the cups.“They’re in the League Cup, they’re in the FA Cup, there’s a real chance to win silverware there.”Listen back to Clive Allen on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!center_img Tottenham legend Clive Allen has told talkSPORT he would prefer Spurs to avoid the Europa League and focus on winning a domestic trophy this season if they are knocked out of the Champions League.Spurs face PSV in a must-win game at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night, having only claimed one point from their first three European fixtures this season.Beating the Dutch team – who they drew 2-2 with in Holland – will restore Maurucio Pochettino’s hopes of reaching the knock-out stages, ahead of a home clash against Inter Milan and a trip to the Nou Camp to face Barcelona.last_img read more

  • PAT THE COPE WELCOMES NEW MEASURES TO COMBAT SMUGGLING

    first_imgMEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed new EU measures to step up the fight against illicit tobacco trade and cigarette smuggling.The Commission proposes measures based on four key areas in order to efficiently tackle the illicit tobacco trade which include decreasing incentives for smuggling activities; securing the supply chain; strengthening sanctions on smugglers and enforcement of tax, customs and border authorities.An Action Plan has been established, setting out the implementation of concrete measures including the analysis of existing legislation and the identification of weaknesses and gaps. Pat the Cope stated “I welcome this decision by the European Commission as the illicit tobacco trade has become an increasingly damaging problem for Member States and the EU, causing losses of over €10 billion revenue every year in terms of unpaid taxes and duties.“This illicit trading, which includes counterfeiting, illegal production and smuggling of cigarettes also fuels organised criminal groups in the shadow economy and undermines health policy initiatives aimed at reducing the consumption of tobacco products.”Mr. Gallagher has called on the Irish Government to adopt the strategy proposed by the European Commission as quickly as possible in order to combat this increasingly damaging problem.Pat the Cope concluded by stating ”Ireland has the highest rate of tobacco taxation in the EU, and considering the current financial state the economy is in, the extreme loss of revenue brought on by this illegal tobacco trade is unacceptable.” The measures proposed by the Commission will be launched in the short and medium term. The implementation of the strategy should be concluded by the end of 2015. PAT THE COPE WELCOMES NEW MEASURES TO COMBAT SMUGGLING was last modified: June 17th, 2013 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:Pat The Cope Gallaghersmugglinglast_img read more

  • RESULTS SHOW SMOKY COAL BAN DELIVERING CLEANER AIR TO LETTERKENNY

    first_imgEarly results of air pollution monitoring carried out by the HSE’s Environmental Health Service show a significant reduction in the air pollution levels in Letterkenny since the introduction of the ban.This reduction in Black Smoke can be directly attributed to the introduction of the “Smoky Coal Ban” to Letterkenny in May 2013.The data courtesy of the HSE Donegal Environmental Health Service can be viewed at www.donegalcoco.ie or via facebook and twitter. Donegal County Council would like to thank all those working in the coal retail sector, and householders in the Letterkenny area for complying with the law and choosing smokeless fuels such as smokeless coal, wood, turf or similar compliant products.The Council says it will continue to make the public aware of the Smoky Coal Ban and will continue to carry out enforcement activities in this area.If you are still unsure as to whether or not you are inside the ban area, please check out the interactive map on the front page of the Council’s website or available at public buildings, (Public Service Centre, Library) & at main retail outlets.“Donegal County Council encourages members of the public to report instances of the flouting of the Smoky Coal Ban, which will result in enforcement action being taken by the Council,” said a spokesman.  RESULTS SHOW SMOKY COAL BAN DELIVERING CLEANER AIR TO LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 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:letterkennyResultssmoky coal banlast_img read more