Its ILB portfolio had comprised 3% of the scheme’s assets.According to the director, SPMS had temporarily re-invested the combined proceeds of the divestment into fixed income and liquid equity, split equally.Last year, the occupational pension fund returned 12%, including 4.5 percentage points due to the effect of falling interest rates on its 78% interest rate hedge.Its 55% fixed income portfolio generated an overall result of 10.7% and had benefited from the rates decrease, SPMS said.It said that returns varied from 9.4% from German and Dutch government bonds to 17% from developed market government paper. Euro-denominated credit gained 4.3%, while US credit returned 10.6%.The pension fund’s equity holdings (27% of the total portfolio) delivered 10.1%, with European equity losing 0.4%. US and emerging market equity produced 16.8% and 15.8%, respectively.SPMS said it had replaced its worldwide equity mandates with regional ones. In contrast, it did the reverse with its real estate allocation, switching from two regional mandates to a worldwide mandate.The pension fund said its 10% stake in real estate had also benefited from the low interest enviroment, returning 7.6%.SPMS grants its 16,455 participants and pensioners a fixed annual indexation of 3% and also aims to top this up with an inflation-linked compensation linked to the Netherlands’ salary index.At June-end, the funding of the medical consultant scheme stood at 121.8%. SPMS, the Dutch pension fund for medical consultants, has divested its inflation-linked bond (ILB) holdings and reduced its hedge fund allocation in favour of a new position in infrastructure debt.In its annual report for 2016, Jeroen Steenvoorden, the scheme’s director, explained that the pension fund intended to increase its infrastructure investments to 5% of the overall during the coming years.He said that the €9.8bn pension fund had opted for investments through two managers and several funds, “because of the complexity of the asset class”. He added that SPMS expected returns of more than 2.5%.The pension fund reduced its hedge fund allocation – which generated a “disappointing” return of 0.6% last year – from 9% to 6%, Steenvoorden said.
The suspects were placed undersurveillance for several weeks before the entrapment was made. Police identified them as 22-year-oldCarlo Roxas and his 19-year-old niece Jastine Roxas. Recovered from the suspects were ninesachets of suspected shabu, P500 marked money, a cellphone, and drugparaphernalia. Drug suspects 22-year-old Carlo Roxas and his 19-year-old niece Jastine Roxas. GLEN BEUP/PN “Halostunga sa sako sang semento ang nakuha naton nga aluminum foil sa kilid sang ila balay nga gina gamit sangila mga parokyano,” Roxas City police station spokesperson, Master SergeantRamil Arcangeles told Panay News. They were detained in the lockupfacility of the Roxas City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN ROXAS City – Two residents of BarangayTanque in this city were nabbed in a drug buy-bust operation. Operatives of the Roxas City policestation Drug Enforcement Unit staged the entrapment operation that led to thearrest of the suspects on Thursday. “They were using their residence as adrug den and worst, it is just across the barangay hall of Barangay Tanque,” headded. Thesuspected shabu recovered from the suspects was estimated to be worth of P4,000,Arcangeles said.
Emenalo joined Chelsea as chief scout in 2007 following a playing career that saw him play in five countries and feature for Nigeria at the 1994 World Cup. The 54-year-old was briefly promoted to assistant coach in 2010 before becoming technical director the following year. He would go on to spend a decade at Stamford Bridge, overseeing a complete overhaul of the club’s academy structure and being credited with the scouting and signing of players such as Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah, N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard. Despite those achievements, Emenalo felt he constantly had to prove himself to the 10 permanent or caretaker managers Chelsea went through at that time. read also:Van Aanholt: Emenalo blocked me winning Eredivisie title “Everybody has a misconception of my knowledge, insight, and experience. I did it 10 times with 10 managers,” he added. “Each time I climbed the hill and convinced them of my worth. I have a university degree in international relations and diplomacy. I know how to deal with people and situations. I had the World Cup experience and been part of this industry on five continents. “I said: ‘I’ll give them an opportunity to understand me.’ They all did but it’s not easy starting from ground zero every time.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Chelsea sporting director, Michael Emenalo, has said “the narrative has to change” if black coaches are to be given the same opportunities as their white counterparts. The issue of racism in society has been given greater prominence in recent months following the killing of American George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis in May, which sparked Black Lives Matter protests across the globe. Premier League players and staff have shown their solidarity against racism by taking a knee before kick-off at every game, while the players also have ‘Black Lives Matter’ printed on their shirt sleeves. Emenalo, though, believes there needs to be a more fundamental shift in how black players and managers are perceived if there is to be true equality in football. Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is currently the only manager from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background in the Premier League. Emenalo meanwhile is one of only two BAME technical directors in Premier League history along with Les Ferdinand, whose QPR side were relegated three months after his appointment as director of football in February 2015. “The narrative has to change. The narrative right now is always that white is good,” he told the Guardian. “So it doesn’t matter what Chris Hughton produces as a manager. There’s always someone saying a white guy can do it better. People need to do the right thing. Like Martin Luther King said: ‘Judge me by my competence – not my skin colour.’ “When I sit behind the bench at a game, I want to be close to my work. But it’s also so that people of my colour could say: ‘I can do that.’ People in the parking lot would say: ‘Oh my God, you don’t know what you mean to us.’ Then I feel even worse because I want to say more.” Loading…
Greensburg, IN—Last week, Greensburg Police officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant at Briarwood Apts. When officers knocked on the apartment door, they heard a lot of movement from inside. After a couple of minutes, a male answered the door and allowed officers into the apartment.As officers entered they observed several individuals inside the apartment. Officers performed a protective sweep of the apartment to identify all individuals in the apartment. During the protective sweep officers allege they located illegal contraband throughout the apartment. Officers also located 47-year-old Amy Hersley of Greensburg, In who was wanted on a local warrant hiding in a closet.A search warrant was obtained through the Decatur Co Courthouse. Officers with the Greensburg Police Department then executed the warrant and found illegal narcotics and paraphernalia. Several individuals were arrested and transported from the scene to the Decatur Co Jail. Those individuals were the following:Amy Hersley, 47 charged with possession of methamphetamine and a local warrant.Mark Dwenger, 53 of Greensburgcharged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and visiting a common nuisance.Carissa Hersley, 26 of Greensburg charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, assisting a criminal, and visiting a common nuisance.Stephanie Whitt, 31 of Greensburg charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and visiting a common nuisance.Dylon Newton, 26 of Greensburg charged with maintaining a common nuisance.
The ‘magic spray’ will be used at free-kicks to mark out where the wall should stand 10 yards away from the ball and has been shown to prevent encroachment and speed up play. Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said: “At the Premier League we are open to developments that enhance the competition and it was clear from watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil that vanishing spray benefited referees, players, and all of those who watched the matches.” Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) which oversees top-flight referees, was an assessor at the World Cup and recommended it be adopted by the Premier League. He said: “I saw first-hand the benefits of vanishing spray for referees, and for the game as a whole. “The Select Group referees are looking forward to using it during Barclays Premier League matches next season.” The Premier League will use spray produced by 9.15 Fair Play Limit – the same supplier for the World Cup in Brazil. The spray will also be used by UEFA in the Champions League and Europa League – it lasts around a minute before it disappears. The inventor Heine Allemagne, from near Belo Horizonte in Brazil, called his company 9.15 Fair Play in reference to the wall having to be 9.15 metres (10 yards) from the free-kick. The Football League will hold a trial of the spray in this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “Having seen it used in the recent World Cup, the introduction of vanishing spray into the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy will give us the opportunity to observe its use in domestic football so that we can better understand its effect on the flow of the game. “It will also give us the ability to gauge the opinions of players, managers, referees and fans.” The Football Association is expected to submit a proposal for using the spray in the FA Cup to the FA Cup committee. If the proposal is approved, it would be used in the first round onwards. Press Association Referees in Premier League matches next season will use the vanishing spray that came to prominence in the recent World Cup in Brazil, it has been announced.
Winger Shaqiri, the Potters’ £12million record signing, was denied the opportunity to make his debut in last weekend’s 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw at Tottenham when it emerged the Switzerland international had a one-match ban to serve. But he is now set for his bow on Saturday when Stoke take on Norwich at Carrow Road, where playmaker Bojan could make his long-awaited top-flight comeback. “It is a significant amount of money for us, our record deal, but we think we’ve bought the right quality and the right person. I feel sure as the season goes on he’ll be a big player for us.” Stephen Ireland and Joselu made useful contributions in attack as substitutes in the Tottenham match, which saw Stoke claim their first point of the season after being 2-0 down at half-time. And taking that into account as well as the availability of Shaqiri and Bojan, Hughes has acknowledged he has “some key decisions to make” ahead of Saturday’s game and the Capital One Cup second-round trip to Luton on Tuesday. Regarding Bojan, he said: “I’ve had conversations with him so he knows my thinking in terms of where he is and what he needs to do. “He’s progressing really well and we’re delighted with where he is. “The 90 minutes for the under-21s was an important thing for him, but I’m mindful we’ve got a game on Tuesday as well, and a number of guys will be involved in that. “Whether I involve him at the weekend or wait to give him more significant time on Tuesday, we’ll just have to wait and see.” Hughes has another player back in the selection frame for Saturday in defender Marc Wilson, yet to feature for the first team this term due to an ankle complaint, while forward Jonathan Walters is expected to be fine despite having recently felt ill. Peter Odemwingie (hamstring) and Ryan Shawcross (back) are the definite absentees. Press Association The Spaniard, sidelined for the second half of last season by a knee injury, came through 90 minutes of an Under-21s game last Saturday. Shaqiri and Bojan are regarded as key symbols of the transformation Stoke have been undergoing since Hughes took over in 2013. And the Welshman said at his pre-Norwich press conference on Thursday: “I think everybody’s really enthused by what may be ahead in terms of selection and the team we can put out.” Asked if Shaqiri would be involved against Norwich, Hughes said: “I would think so at some point. “He’s been very good in training and I think possibly – while we didn’t initially appreciate last week that he was suspended – the fact he has had another week’s training with the group is probably better for him. “If I’d thrown him in at Tottenham after just light training sessions with us on the Thursday and Friday, then he might not have hit the heights we feel he will do. “He’s now more integrated into the group, so we think he’s got a better chance of making an impact. “With every signing there’s always an element of risk, but when you shop at a different level then the guarantees are a little bit better, I would suggest. Stoke boss Mark Hughes admits things are looking exciting in terms of his team selection possibilities with Xherdan Shaqiri now available and Bojan Krkic fit again.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s dismal form in theRed Force Head Coach Gus Logieongoing Regional four-day championship has forced head coach Gus Logie to the brink of quitting of his post.The former West Indies player and head coach told the Express newspaper here he planned to review his position at the end of the season, hinting that maybe the time had come for a change.“You are going to see me but I don’t know where you are going to see me. You always have to consider your future,” Logie said.“As a coach, as much as you want to motivate people you have to be motivated as well. You can give as much as you can [but] if you are not getting anything back … at the end of the day you’ve got to look at your future [and ask] is it necessary. Is it worth it at the end of the day?”He added: “Of course I always consider my future in anything that I do. I think if it is not going well I’ll tell myself this is basically the last season for me and at the end of the day I hope that whoever comes on board, they do a better job.”Logie is an an experienced coach who oversaw West Indies’ capture of the 2004 Champions Trophy in England and also led Bermuda to their historic qualification for the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean.He assumed his current post when the West Indies Cricket Board introduced the Professional Cricket League three seasons ago, and has been met by mixed success during his tenure.Red Force won just twice en route to finishing one from bottom of the six-team standings in the 2014/15 season and improved only marginally last season, picking up three victories as they finished fourth.Last weekend here, they lost for the fifth time in eight outings this season to crash to the bottom of the standings with two rounds remaining.Though not identifying names, Logie lamented the absence of players who he said would improve the side.“Maybe after this the players who sit in the pavilion will start playing for Trinidad and Tobago again instead of staying where they are,” he said.“Many times the national team is playing and some of the better players are playing elsewhere. As much as you can do, at the end of the day you can only work with what you have.”Very few Red Force players have enjoyed success this season with newly installed captain, Kyle Hope, perhaps the only stand-out with 649 runs at an average of nearly 50.Yannic Cariah has been the next best batsman with 456 runs while in the bowling, seasoned leg-spinning all-rounder Imran Khan has claimed 32 scalps. No other bowler has passed 20 wickets.In a frank assessment of his role, Logie conceded that maybe his methods were not being effective.“If the players are not able to respond the way you want them to respond, if the philosophy you have is not taking root as a coach you have to re-assess,” he pointed out.“At the end of the day everybody wants to see the players and if they are not performing, coaches are a dime a dozen and if you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.“So yes I will make a decision [on my future], there is no two ways about it, at the end of the day if you’ve got to move on, you’ve got to move on, that’s life.”Red Force travel to Bridgetown to face the powerful Barbados Pride in the ninth round beginning April 7.
—Jeremiah Martin and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot each scored 24 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 108-96 on Tuesday as both teams looked ahead to the playoffs. Dzanan Musa added 17 points and Tyler Johnson had 14 for the Nets, who improved to 5-2 in the restart with their third straight victory. —Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and the Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-106. The Kings earned only their second win in the NBA restart — each over the Pelicans. —Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics ran past the Memphis Grizzlies, 122-107. The Grizzlies missed another chance to guarantee themselves a spot in the Western Conference play-in series. Boston, which has already locked up the Eastern Conference’s third seed, won its fourth straight. Gordon Hayward added 19 points and five assists. Ja Morant led Memphis with 26 points and 13 assists. —Keldon Johnson had 24 points and 11 rebounds and San Antonio kept alive its chances of becoming the first team in NBA history to make 23 consecutive playoff appearances with a 123-105 win over the Houston Rockets. San Antonio has won three straight and five out of seven inside the bubble. DeMar DeRozan added 23 points. Jakob Poeltl finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had 20 points and seven turnovers in his first game back in the lineup for Houston after missing two games with a bruised right quadriceps.NBA-BUCKS-ANTETOKOUNMPO EJECTED White Sox break through early, beat Tigers 8-4DETROIT (AP) — Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Chicago White Sox snapped Detroit’s four-game wining streak with an 8-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night.Edwin Encarnacion also went deep for the White Sox, who won for only the second time in seven games. Austin Romine hit a two-run shot for Detroit. Jose Abreu had three hits, including a pair of RBI doubles. Gio Gonzalez was pulled one out shy of the win. He allowed two runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. Matt Foster was credited with the win after striking out four in two perfect innings.In other Tuesday action:—Manny Machado slugged a grand slam after two consecutive errors by the Dodgers in the third inning, Garrett Richards won for the first time in two years, and the San Diego Padres defeated Los Angeles 6-2. The Padres have taken the first two games of the series after dropping two of three to the Dodgers last week in San Diego, and have won a season-best three in a row overall. Associated Press SUPREME COURT-NCAARuling keeps NCAA from limiting some athlete compensationWASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing certain student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money as “educational expenses” will go into effect after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point.Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case. It plans to do so by mid-October.Kagan declined to put on hold a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In May it upheld a lower-court ruling prohibiting the NCAA from limiting compensation for education-related expenses for student-athletes. The ruling applies to athletes in Division I football and basketball programs. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the still raging pandemic is tearing down another American sports institution: fall Saturdays filled with college football. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott called the decision “extremely difficult and painful.” Despite pleas from players, coaches and President Donald Trump in recent days to play on, 40% of major college football teams have now decided to punt on a fall season, a decision that will cost schools tens of millions of dollars and upends traditions dating back a century.Both conferences cited the risk of trying to keep players from contracting and spreading the coronavirus when the programs are not operating in a bubble like the NBA and NHL are doing. They also cited the broader state of the pandemic in the United States, which has had more than 5 million cases of COVID-19.All fall sports in the Big Ten have been called off and a spring season will be explored. Two smaller conferences, the Mid-American and Mountain West, had already announced the uncertain move to spring football. The decisions by the deep-pocketed Big Ten and Pac-12, with hundred million-dollar television contracts and historic programs, shook the foundation of college sports. Astros coach gets 20-game suspensionOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón has received a 20-game suspension and a fine for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland. Cintrón’s suspension is the longest for an on-field transgression in 15 years. Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano was given a six-game suspension and a fine. He is appealing the punishment.In other MLB news:— The Cleveland Indians placed starters Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac on the restricted list after the pitchers broke team rules by leaving their hotel in Chicago and risking exposure to the coronavirus. Clevinger and Plesac went out Saturday night with a group of people following the Indians’ win over the White Sox. The team immediately sent Plesac home in a car service after learning he had violated the team’s code of conduct. The Indians were not aware Clevinger had been with him until after he flew back to Cleveland with the team and staff.—The Minnesota Twins have acquired infielder Ildemaro Vargas from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations. The teams announced the deal on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Vargas was one of the D-backs’ primary backups last season, playing in 92 games while batting .269 with six homers and 24 RBIs. He can play all four infield positions. — Nick Solak singled three times and drove in three runs, leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Solak had a two-run single in the first and an RBI hit in third, when Willie Calhoun added another run-scoring single. Left-hander Mike Minor allowed an infield single and three walks with four strikeouts in four scoreless innings. He was pulled after 76 pitches.—In the first major league game in Buffalo since 1915, Travis Shaw hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays settled into their new nest with a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins. Barred from playing in Toronto by the Canadian government over concerns about the coronavirus, the wandering Blue Jays spent nearly three weeks on the road before moving into the ballpark of their Triple-A affiliate as their temporary home this year. —Mike Brosseau led off the game with a home run, Yandy Díaz and Hunter Renfroe each had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays continued their offensive onslaught against the Boston Red Sox in an 8-2 win Tuesday night. Brosseau, Diaz and Manuel Margot had multi-hit games as Tampa Bay won its fourth straight game. The Rays had a season-high 16 hits in an 8-7 win Monday. Boston has lost seven of its last 10 games.—Joey Votto doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Cincinnati Reds blew another late lead before rallying for a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The Royals tied it 5-5 in the eighth on Ryan McBroom’s pinch-hit, two-run homer off Amir Garrett, but they couldn’t keep their four-game winning streak going. —Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-1 win over Cleveland. The Indians welcomed back manager Terry Francona after he missed eight games with a medical issue. Lester allowed one run and three hits as the Cubs, who hadn’t played in four days, moved to 11-3 for the first time since 2016. The Indians put pitchers Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac on the restricted list after they broke team rules and went out in Chicago, exposing themselves to COVID-19. — The Seattle Kraken will allow fans who put down deposits on season tickets to begin selecting their seats later this month. The Kraken said Tuesday they will begin reaching out to fans beginning Aug. 24 so they can select seats and plans for when the team begins play for the 2021-22 season. LPGA-BUICK-SHANGHAILPGA confirms Buick LPGA Shanghai is canceled The LPGA Tour has confirmed the 2020 Buick LPGA Shanghai has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.China’s government last month announced all international sports events in the country would be canceled until the end of the year, and organizers of the Oct. 15-18 women’s golf tournament made the cancellation official in a statement Wednesday citing “the current health concerns and significant travel restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19.” — The Detroit Tigers put first baseman C.J. Cron on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain. Cron exited Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning. He was hurt on a freak play in which a hard-hit ball by Danny Mendick bounced off him and was recovered by pitcher Daniel Norris, who retired Mendick with a diving tag. —The Chicago White Sox have reinstated shortstop Tim Anderson from the injured list and put infielder Leury Garcia on the IL with a sprained left thumb. Garcia appeared to be hurt after sliding into first in Monday night’s game at Detroit. He stayed in the game as a runner but was replaced defensively. NHL-BLUE JACKETS-LIGHTNINGLightning outlast Blue Jackets 3-2 in 5 OT thrillerTORONTO (AP) — Brayden Point scored 10:27 into the fifth overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday in the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history. Lillard made nine 3-pointers in his sixth 50-point game of the season. He’s the 12th player in NBA history to score 50 points in back-to-back games after dropping 51 on the 76ers on Sunday. He scored in every way imaginable, from well beyond the 3-point line, on blow-by drives, short jumpers and at the foul line. Lillard finished 17 of 32 from the floor and 9 of 17 from beyond the arc while making all 18 free throw attempts. Carmelo Anthony added 26 points on 10-of 17 shooting for Portland.Kristaps Porzingis scored 36 points and Luka Doncic had 25 points.In other Tuesday hoop action:—Devin Booker scored 35 points and the Phoenix Suns protected their playoff hopes by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 130-117 to remain undefeated in the NBA restart. Booker became the Suns’ career leader with his 91st 30-point game, breaking a tie with Walter Davis. Phoenix is 7-0 as the only undefeated team in the restart and an unlikely factor in the tight race for a spot in this weekend’s play-for the final playoff spot.—Brook Lopez scored 24 points on five 3-pointers and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Washington Wizards 126-113 despite NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo getting ejected in the second quarter for headbutting Moritz Wagner. Wagner took a charge from Antetokounmpo, who didn’t like the call in what had become a physical game early on. Rui Hachimura led the Wizards with 20 points and Ish Smith added 19. Antetokounmpo ejected for headbutting Wizards playerLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) was ejected from Milwaukee’s game against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night after the NBA MVP headbutted Moritz Wagner. Wagner took a charge from Antetokounmpo, who didn’t like the call in what had become a physical game.During a break in the action with Milwaukee challenging the call, Antetokounmpo approached Wagner and started jabbering at him before headbutting him and drawing the ejection in the second quarter.He had 12 points and nine rebounds in 10 minutes before exiting the floor.MLB-SCHEDULE-WHITE SOX-TIGERS The NCAA said the ruling “effectively created a pay-for-play system for all student-athletes, allowing them to be paid both ‘unlimited’ amounts for participating in ‘internships’” and an additional $5,600 or more each year they remain eligible to play their sport.NBA SCHEDULE-BLAZERS-MAVERICKSLillard pours in 61 to lift Blazers past Mavs, 134-131LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard tied his career high with 61 points, willing Portland to a 134-131 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night that moved the Trail Blazers into eighth place in the Western Conference. The Blazers will clinch a spot in the play-in series with a win Thursday against Brooklyn. —Austin Hays hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer in the 10th inning to lift the Baltimore Orioles to a 10-9 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Bryce Harper hit a tying, two-run homer in the eighth and Jean Segura gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead with a solo shot two outs later. — Aaron Judge dented an advertisement with a scorching home run before making an unusual early exit, Jordan Montgomery pitched efficiently against a lineup missing its brightest star and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 9-6. Atlanta scratched Ronald Acuña Jr. about 90 minutes before first pitch with a sore left wrist. The 2018 NL Rookie of the Year homered three times during a doubleheader Sunday against Philadelphia but was pulled early in a blowout loss Monday.__Max Scherzer showed no effects of hamstring trouble, navigating heavy traffic early for his first win this season. And Trea Turner hit a record-breaking leadoff homer to help the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 2-1. Victor Robles blooped an RBI single for the Nationals, who took the first two in a four-game series between NL East rivals. New York dropped to 3-7 at home this season. — Jedd Gyorko blasted a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers came from behind to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 . The Brewers started their winning rally when Christian Yelich beat the Twins’ shift with a one-out double. Eddie Rosario of the Twins and Manny Pina of the Brewers each hit two home runs. Minnesota’s Jorge Polanco and Milwaukee’s Avisail Garcia also homered.MLB-ASTROS-ATHLETICS SUSPENSIONS Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS Big Ten, Pac-12 won’t play football this fallUNDATED (AP) — A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Point scored from just above the left circle, beating Joonas Korpisalo after the goaltender made an NHL-record 85 saves. Point also scored way back in the first period of Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. The teams are meeting in the first round for the second straight year, with the Lightning looking to rebound from being swept 16 months ago by the underdog Blue Jackets, who became the first No. 8 seed to oust the winner of the Presidents’ Trophy in four games. Game 2 is Thursday.Meanwhile:— Rasmus Andersson scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Calgary Flames beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 in the opener of their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series. Dillon Dube scored twice in the first to put the Flames up 2-0. Dallas got even in the second when Denis Gurianov and captain Jamie Benn scored in a nine-second span. Game 2 of the series is Thursday. —Brayden Point scored 10:27 into the fifth overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history. Point scored from just above the left circle, beating Joonas Korpisalo after the goaltender made an NHL-record 85 saves. — The playoff opener between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes was postponed on Tuesday night after the previous game in the same building went into a fifth overtime. Game 1 of the series will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday instead. August 12, 2020 The LPGA plans to return next year to the Qizhong Garden Golf Club in Shanghai. PGA events, men’s and women’s tennis tournaments, cycling and a Formula One Grand Prix are among the events that have already been canceled.
A wise man once said, “Brothers don’t shake hands … brothers gotta hug.” For those of you who don’t know what I’m referring to, that was Chris Farley upon meeting his new brother in “Tommy Boy.” Over the years, I have competed head-to-head against my older brother in almost every sport known to man and we do not shake hands and we definitely do not hug.My older brother Eric and I can’t finish a round of golf before it becomes as competitive as the final round at Augusta National. I recall a tennis match on a family vacation when I lost in a tiebreaker and proceeded to chuck my racket over the net in his direction. Needless to say, we did not hug it out. I guess that’s just boys being boys, but if playing sports against my brother has taught me anything, it’s that it’s all psychological. Brothers will talk trash, play mind games and throw the occasional cheap shot all in the name of family supremacy. The competition is fierce and emotions run high. For nearly my whole life, I couldn’t beat my brother in thumb wrestling, let alone a real sport. Whether it was Fisher Price basketball, tennis or a foot race, Eric always had the edge. But as I got a little older and a little wiser, I learned what it takes to beat my big brother.With the Manning vs. Manning showdown just around the corner, I think Eli had better listen up. Eli’s Giants will be taking on Peyton’s Colts in week one of the NFL season, and it will no doubt be a melee of Mannings that is far more intense than the two brothers have let football fans believe.All summer we’ve heard Eli say how it’s just another game and how he needs to focus on Dwight Freeney and the Colts defense — not his big bro — and in Indy, Peyton has echoed similar feelings in order to avoid the hype.But the hype is there, and it is very real. Deep down, Peyton is thinking, “I am the best quarterback in the game and there is no way my kid brother is going to beat me.” Somewhere, Eli is hoping he can avenge all of his past losses to Peyton while growing up in Louisiana.As we get closer to game day, I can’t help but pull for Eli and the Giants. I am a die-hard Giants fan, and I, too, always lose to my big brother.Never fear Eli, because I am here to help.Whatever you do, don’t talk a word of trash. Don’t add any fuel to the fire, because Peyton will already be looking for blood. No late-night phone calls before the game talking about how many times he will get sacked by Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora. Again, Peyton is going to be jacked up for this game and you definitely don’t want to give him any bulletin board material.When game day comes around, stay clear of Peyton. Don’t partake in any neutral-area meetings in the tunnel before the game. Chances are Peyton wants to see how you’re feeling and to get a read on your confidence level. Peyton knows he is the best in the game, and he knows you are still trying to emerge from underneath his shadow. It’s fair to say little Eli is going to be a little nervous — and you do not want the older brother to know that.Also Eli, never smile. Whether it is true or not, make Peyton believe you are all business. There is nothing Peyton would rather do than to throw four touchdowns and pass for 300 yards en route to a Giant debacle. I’m pretty sure that would knock that smile right off your face. A stern mug could also put a little fear into Peyton, which can only help your chances.On the field, always play like it’s a tie score. A couple years back, I got ahead of my brother on the golf course, and I began to think that I was finally going to beat him — I proceeded to do my best impression of Greg Norman — and three double bogies later, it was all over. Eli, you might get a lead at some point, but odds are its not going to last, so don’t think about the game being over until it actually is.Most importantly, Eli, make no eye contact. I repeat, no eye contact. That’s all the older brother needs — a window into your soul letting him know that you are oh-so-close to soiling yourself. Older brothers can read their younger counterparts like books, and once they’re in your head, you’re never getting them out. So don’t look at him once — not a stare, gawk or gaze until the game is over.If you take all my advice to heart, Eli, you might actually win the game and score one for younger brothers around the world, and if you do emerge victorious, be sure to find Peyton after the game — smile, talk some trash and look him in the eye all at the same time, because it probably won’t happen ever again.But if you lose — and if history has taught me anything, it’s that you probably will — find your big brother and hug it out because you will probably need one. I know I always did.Andrew is a junior majoring in journalism. For more information on how to beat your older brother e-mail me at email@example.com
Men’s Result:FC IfeanyiUbah 3-0 ABSPlateau United 2-0 Niger TornadoesOsun United 1-0 Sunshine StarsAkwa United 1-0 Katsina United Feeders Sunshine Stars also suffered a 1-0 away loss to less fancied Osun United in their first leg clash courtesy Tosin Omoyele’s 66th minute winner.In the other quarterfinal clash played, holders FC IfeanyiUbah took a big step towards retaining the title they won last year with a 3-0 win over relegated NPFL side ABS FC of Ilorin in the first leg. The first leg of the 4th quarterfinal match between former champions Akwa United and Katsina United feeders will take place on Saturday.In the women’s section, Aminat Yakubu scored the only goal of the game as Bayelsa Queens beat Nasarawa Amazon 1-0 at the Nembe City Stadium in their first leg clash. Abia Angels also defeated Confluence Queens at home by the same scoreline with Taiwo Akinyinka getting the goal.The other first leg quarterfinal clashes saw Rivers United play out a goalless draw with Edo Queens at home while Ibom Angels got the better of visitors Pelican Stars by a lone goal courtesy Imaobong Emmanuel’s last gasp winner. Women’s Result:Bayesla Queens 1-0 Nasarawa AmazonsRivers United 0-0 Edo QueensIbom Angels 1-0 Pelican StarsAbia Angels 1-0 Confluence QueensRelatedAITEO Cup: Tornadoes Join Holders FC IfeanyiUbah, Sunshine In SemisSeptember 25, 2017In “Nigeria”NPFL Matchday 21: Pillars Narrow Gap To Leaders Lobi With Win As Abia Stun MFM In LagosMay 14, 2018In “Nigeria”AITEO Cup Final: Abdu Maikaba Plays Down Top Dog Tag.October 14, 2017In “Nigeria” Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) top guns Plateau United and Sunshine Stars suffered surprising defeats in their first leg quarterfinal clash in the 2017 Aiteo Cup.NPFL champions Plateau United were beaten 2-0 by fellow top flight team Niger Tornadoes at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja as their quest for a domestic double suffered a massive dent ahead of the second leg clash at home on Saturday. Bolaji Odeyemi and Ebenezer Odeyemi got the goals for the hosts.