Press Association David Moyes has completed his first signing as Manchester United manager after the Barclays Premier League champions confirmed the arrival of defender Guillermo Varela. The 20-year-old Uruguayan is moving to Old Trafford from Atletico Penarol, with United’s official website reporting an undisclosed fee. Moyes, who is new to the job after replacing the retired Sir Alex Ferguson will be able to view Varela in action immediately as he is in Uruguay’s squad for the Under-20 World Championships in Turkey. Varela, who played just one senior game for Penarol, is a full-back and will provide competition for the likes of Rafael and Fabio da Silva, Patrice Evra and Alexander Buttner. “I’m very pleased to be a part of this club, one of the best teams in the world,” he said. “As everyone in the world knows, this is a huge club that has won everything and I really hope that continues.” Varela should settle quickly into the United dressing room given the global make-up of the Reds squad. “I’m very lucky there are quite a few Spanish-speakers here,” he said. “It will certainly help me settle in.” Moyes does not officially take up office at Old Trafford until July 1 but has been familiarising himself with the club ever since his departure from Everton was confirmed last month.
Published on May 31, 2015 at 7:38 pm Contact Annie: [email protected] Related Stories Federal judge denies appeal, orders SU to turn over 22 documents related to Bernie Fine investigationLawyer for Laurie Fine files motion requesting SU provide more documentsFederal judge orders SU to turn over at least 25 documents related to Bernie Fine investigation Facebook Twitter Google+ For the third time, a federal judge has ordered Syracuse University to turn over documents related to a 2005 investigation of sexual abuse allegations against former SU associate men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine.Senior U.S. District Judge Lawrence Kahn upheld two 2014 decisions made by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Peebles that said several documents in the investigation were not protected under attorney-client privilege or were prepared in anticipation of a lawsuit, according to a May 28 document filed in the case. In January, SU filed a document objecting to Peebles’ decisions, asserting that they were, in fact, protected.This most recent ruling is a part of an ongoing lawsuit filed by Laurie Fine, Bernie Fine’s wife, against ESPN. The lawsuit, filed on May 16, 2012, claims that ESPN aired statements that were false and defamatory, including one in which the network stated she knew her husband was sexually abusing a ball boy.SU could again object to Kahn’s decision and request for a higher district judge to review the decision.The university is not part of the lawsuit, but was subpoenaed to provide documents related to the 2005 investigation. SU has produced at least 500 documents, but has withheld a number of documents – some of which included emails between university-appointed attorneys, General Counsel Daniel French and Board of Trustees members, according to court documents.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU argued that the documents were protected under attorney-client privilege and that specifically, the emails that involve the attorney-appointed lawyers were sent in preparation for future litigation.Bobby Davis and Mike Lang accused Bernie Fine of molesting them while they were ball boys at the university. SU fired Bernie Fine on Nov. 27, 2011. He was not charged after an almost yearlong federal investigation and has denied all wrongdoing.Lawrence Fisher, Laurie Fine’s attorney, declined to comment on the ongoing lawsuit. An email to Kevin Quinn, SU’s senior vice president for public affairs, was not immediately returned. Comments
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Kevin De Bruyne starred as Manchester City stayed on course for an unprecedented quadruple as a 2-0 win at Cardiff on Sunday put the runaway Premier League leaders into the last 16 of the FA Cup.City, 12 points clear at the summit of English football, are bidding to bring the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League titles to the Etihad. Cardiff defender Bennett was sent off in injury time at the end of the match when he received a second yellow card for another poor challenge, on Brahim Diaz.De Bruyne said there had been nothing complicated regarding his goal, telling the BBC: “The wall was not nine metres away from me and so they were very close and it was easy to put it under.”But he was slightly bemused by the tactics employed by a Cardiff side pushing for promotion to the Premier League.“They played man against man all over the pitch — it was a little bit weird,” De Bruyne said. “It left a lot of space.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Sane was the victim of a bad tackle by Joe Bennett in first-half stoppage time and was replaced at the break by Sergio Aguero. They made short work of second-tier Cardiff, with Belgian star De Bruyne putting them ahead in just eight minutes when he deceived the home side with a brilliant free-kick that he struck under, rather than over, the defensive wall.Bernardo Silva appeared to have doubled the visitors’ lead with a thunderous 26th-minute shot but his goal was ruled out because the officials deemed Leroy Sane to be off-side and interfering with play.It appeared a harsh call but, with the controversial video assistant referee system that is being trialled in some English cup ties this season not in use for this match, there was no way of reviewing the decision.But the second goal Pep Guardiola’s men had threatened arrived in the 37th minute when Silva’s superb curling cross from the left was glanced in by Raheem Sterling.
In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. (AP Photo/File)It was a fight so epic it had to have a name.Muhammad Ali gave it one, and then gave boxing one of its most memorable moments when he stopped the fearsome George Foreman to recapture the heavyweight title in the impoverished African nation of Zaire.It was the Rumble in the Jungle, and it’s still a big part of the Ali lore today. Forty years have passed since the two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974 to earn $5 million put up by dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, but time has done nothing to diminish its place in boxing history.Foreman was the brooding heavyweight champion who destroyed Joe Frazier and Ken Norton without breaking a sweat. Ali was, well, Ali.“You think the world was shocked when Nixon resigned,” Ali crowed before the fight. “Wait till I whup George Foreman’s behind.”FILE – This is a Thursday, Sept. 12, 1974 file photo of Muhammad Ali, who is due to fight World Champion Georeg Foreman tells a crowd of boxing fans in N’ Sele Zaire, “Ako bo mai ye,” which translates from Zaire’s Lingalla dialect as: “I will kill him.” Ali’s trainer Angelo Dundee is at left. It was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle. In one of boxing’s most memorable moments, Muhammad Ali stopped the fearsome George Foreman to recapture the heavyweight title in the impoverished African nation of Zaire. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)Few believed the bombastic Ali, whose oratorical skills at the time seemed better than his boxing skills. He wasn’t the same fighter who was forced into exile for refusing the draft, and many wondered why he had even agreed to the fight.“People were praying before the fight that Ali doesn’t get killed,” said Bill Caplan, who was Foreman’s public relations man in Zaire. “No one thought Ali had a chance, and that included George.”But Ali turned it into a home match, embracing Zaire from the moment his plane touched down at the Kinshasa airport, where thousands were waiting for his arrival. Before speaking, he asked his right-hand man, Gene Kilroy, what the people of Zaire hated most.“I told him white people. He said, ‘I can’t tell them George Foreman is white,’” Kilroy recalled. “Then I said, ‘They don’t like the Belgians, who used to rule Zaire.’”Ali stepped out on the tarmac and yelled out: “George Foreman’s a Belgian!”The crowd erupted, chanting “Ali boma ye, Ali boma ye (Ali, kill him).”Foreman’s arrival also set the tone for his African adventure. He got off the plane a day later with his dog, a German Shepherd he brought to keep him company for a trip he didn’t really want to make. But the crowd waiting for his arrival wasn’t quite as welcoming as they were for Ali.“The dog wound up being trouble,” Caplan said, “because that’s what Belgians used to use on the people to keep order.”If Foreman was miserable in Africa right from the start, it got worse when he was cut days before the fight and it was postponed six weeks. Foreman wanted to go to Paris to recuperate and train, but the fear was that if he left he wouldn’t come back. Kilroy, meanwhile, suggested to Zaire officials they might want to confiscate passports to keep him there.This is a Sept. 12, 1974 file photo of heavyweight champion George Foreman as he carries two unidentified little girls as he arrives at Kinshasa, Zaire Airport, where the fight for the championship against Muhammad Ali will take place in October. Boxing promoter Don King is seen in background, centre, in green shirt. (AP Photo, File)The day before the fight, Foreman and Ali made separate trips to the presidential palace to pay homage to Mobutu, the brutal dictator who wanted to put his country (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on the world map. The fight would finally unfold in the steamy darkness of equatorial Africa at 4 a.m., with machine gun-carrying soldiers watching the crowd from ringside and Joe Frazier among the interested spectators.Mobuto was a no-show, but if anyone had to be reminded who was in charge, a huge portrait of the dictator towered over the country’s main soccer stadium.Ali’s plan was to come out and hit Foreman with a hard shot to let him know he was there to fight, not run. He landed it and a flurry of quick right leads, but by the end of the round Foreman was landing some powerful punches of his own that forced Ali to the ropes.Much to the dismay of his corner, Ali stayed on the ropes, allowing Foreman to throw looping punches that seemed to be landing. Ali would later call it the “rope-a-dope” strategy, which would later seem even more brilliant because it was conceived on the fly.At ringside after the end of the second round, Caplan saw his fighter was already winded. He turned to Time magazine photographer Ken Regan and said: “Ken, we’re going to blow this fight.”In the final seconds of the fifth round, Ali hit Foreman with a series of punches that seemed to sap whatever power Foreman might have still had on his shots. Finally, late in the eighth round he landed a combination with a final right hand that seemed to crumple Foreman in pieces. As the champion was going down, Ali could have landed one more punch, but he pulled back.FILE – This is a Oct. 30, 1974 file photo of Muhammad Ali, right, as he stands back as referee Zack Clayton calls the count over opponent George Foreman, red shorts, in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali won the fight in Africa by a knock out in the 8th round. (AP Photo, File)“He had mercy on me,” Foreman said recently. “Would I have done the same for him at that time? No.”At ringside, longtime Associated Press boxing writer Ed Schuyler Jr. was dictating the action back to an editor in New York, hoping someone was on the other end of the line. The fight had barely ended when a torrential rainstorm flooded the stadium and the dressing rooms of both fighters.“I think it was one of the top-10 upsets in boxing,” Schuyler said. “Foreman was Sonny Liston all over again. A young Ali beat Sonny Liston and an old Ali beat Sonny Liston.”Ali would go on to win another fight with a name, the Thrilla in Manila, the next year against Frazier, but the punches ended up taking a terrible toll on him. Foreman, meanwhile, would retire a few fights later only to return to boxing 20 years and become the oldest man to win the heavyweight title.And forty years later, the Rumble in the Jungle still lives up to its name.____Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at [email protected] or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg
By Barbara O’NeillWhat are the qualifications for assistance to service members under the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA)?To qualify for assistance under the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program, the service member must:live in the home or have lived there in the past 12 months;have a documented financial hardship;not have purchased a new house within the last 12 months;have a first mortgage that is less than $729,750;have obtained that mortgage on or before January 1, 2009;have a mortgage that is owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or serviced by a Home Affordable Modification Program participating servicer; andnot have been convicted within the last 10 years of felony larceny, theft, fraud or forgery, money laundering, or tax evasion in connection with a mortgage or real estate transaction.For service members, PCS moves qualify as a documented financial hardship, and thus they are able to take advantage of this government program.For more information, refer to navylegal.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/home-affordable-foreclosure-alternatives-hafa-program-may-make-life-easier-for-ServiceMembers/.Browse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on June 3, 2013.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose poses for a photo at his agent’s Wasserman Media Group offices in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)The Cleveland Cavaliers appeared to have gotten a massive bargain after signing Derrick Rose to a one-year $2.1 million salary this off-season.Rose, after all, holds the distinction as the league’s youngest Most Valuable Player winner, capturing the prestigious award at 22 years old in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man PLAY LIST 03:00House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man01:59Zarate bats for add-on budget to fund P30k basic pay for gov’t nurses00:51Clarkson on being PH flag-bearer: One of the happiest moments in my career01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Messi treble fires Argentina to World Cup as Chile go out He’ll also receive plenty of opportunities to shine, as the Cavs’ newly obtained point guard, Isaiah Thomas, won’t be back until the All Star break. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemptionADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa After suffering multiple injury setbacks over the years, which have visibly sapped his prized athleticism, the now 29-year-old guard sees the massive pay cut as a chance to prove himself again.“I get a chance to reintroduce myself back to the league. I get to bet on myself,” Rose told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “That was one of the reasons I came here: I get to bet on myself. And I’m from Chicago, I’ve got that hustling side; it’s in me, man. Next time you’ve got to pay me, you’ve got to pay me double, so it’s fine with me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLast year, Rose came up with his most productive season in years, averaging 19.5 points while suiting up for 64 games for the New York Knicks.Another healthy and fruitful showing could raise his stock among NBA teams again, as he enters free agency after this season. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ
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Nebraska Football/TwitterAfter a week of heartbreak, the Nebraska football community is turning sorrow into pride.Last weekend, the Nebraska Huskers lost Sam Foltz, their senior punter, in a fatal car crash in Wisconsin. His funeral was yesterday in Grand Island, Neb.Yesterday, the Huskers released a video that highlights the incredible career of the three-year starter, as well as his significant leadership role both on the team and in the local community.“My message today is all about teamwork,” the punter says.Now, the Huskers honor Foltz’s legacy by joining together in memory of their brilliant teammate with this video memorial.You can watch the tribute video here:“My name is Sam Foltz, I’m the starting punter here.My message today is all about teamwork.” pic.twitter.com/Sb885pH3VR— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) July 30, 2016Unfortunately, the car crash that took Foltz’s life also killed former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye, also in the accident, managed to escape the burning vehicle.Foltz, a Nebraska native, was entering his fifth year in the Huskers program. Named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List earlier this summer, he was expected to be one of the best punters in the country.
Turin (Italy): Cristiano Ronaldo made a mockery of Atletico Madrid’s vaunted defense, and then mocked its coach as well. Ronaldo scored a hat trick against the normally resilient Spanish side to send Juventus into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-0 win as the Bianconeri fought back from a two-goal first-leg defeat. The former Real Madrid player outjumped Atletico’s defenders to score a header in each half and then converted a late penalty for his first hat trick since joining Juventus in the summer and just when they needed it most. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together He celebrated at the final whistle by mimicking the obscene gesture Atletico coach Diego Simeone made after the Spanish side’s second goal in the first leg having the final say against a rival he so often defeated as a Real Madrid player. Simeone was fined 20,000 euros ( 22,500) by UEFA for improper conduct and it remains to be seen whether Ronaldo will face a similar punishment. It was Ronaldo’s eighth hat trick in the Champions League, moving him level with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and demonstrating why Juventus paid Real Madrid 112 million euros (then 131.5 million) for the Portugal star who has dominated the competition in recent years. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open It was the first time Juventus came back from a two-goal defeat in the first leg. “Maybe that’s why Juventus signed me,” Ronaldo said. “To help it do things that it had never done before. This result is a great push for the future, we’re strong and we showed it.” The 34-year-old Ronaldo has won the Champions League five times, including in four of the last five seasons. Without him, Madrid was eliminated by Ajax last week. However, Ronaldo had only scored one goal in the competition for Juventus until Tuesday. “It would have been strange if Ronaldo’s Champions League season ended with only one goal,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “Juventus signed him for nights like this and tonight he made the difference.” For Atletico, it was more heartache in the competition in the year the final is being held in its Wanda Metropolitano Stadium and more pain caused by Ronaldo. While at Madrid, Ronaldo helped beat Atletico in two Champions League finals. He has also now scored 25 goals against Atletico in his career. “He’s the best in the world,” Simeone said. “We suffered, as happened to them in the first leg. They’re through and that’s right. They deserved it … Maybe I didn’t manage to transmit to my players what we needed.” Juventus thought it had taken the lead less than three minutes into the game but VAR confirmed that Ronaldo had fouled Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak before Giorgio Chiellini fired in the rebound. Italy forward Federico Bernardeschi was handed a start instead of Paulo Dybala for Juventus, and he responded by putting in a cross from the left for Ronaldo to head in at the far post in the 27th minute. Bernardeschi also had several chances to extend Juve’s lead notably with an audacious overhead kick in the 35th minute which flew narrowly over. Ronaldo went close again shortly before halftime when he again outjumped everyone but headed Leonardo Spinazzola’s cross wide of the right post. Ronaldo did get the second goal three minutes after the break. Joao Cancelo put in a cross from the right and although Oblak clawed Ronaldo’s header out from under his crossbar, goal-line technology confirmed the ball had crossed the line. Juventus went all out attack and got the decisive third goal four minutes from time. Bernardeschi was nudged over in the penalty area and Ronaldo converted the resulting spot kick to send the home fans wild. In another fixture, Manchester City humiliated Schalke 7-0 to win the Champions League knockout stage tie 10-2 on aggregate and claim a berth in the quarterfinals. Sergio “Kun” Agüero had a brace for the hosts at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium late on Tuesday. Already leading 3-2 after the first leg in Gelsenkirchen, City dominated from the start of the contest and virtually all of the action was in front of visiting goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann. Schalke coach Dominico Tedesco fielded an attack-oriented side, but they struggled to find any gaps in the City defence and left themselves vulnerable. City threatened in the 13th minute, when Kyle Walker’s deep pass found Raheem Sterling, who advanced toward the goal and left the ball for Agüero, whose strike hit the post. Twenty minutes later, City’s Bernardo Silva went down in the area after being brushed by defender Jeffrey Bruma and referee Clement Turpin pointed to the spot. Though the penalty looked soft, Turpin felt no need to consult VAR and Agüero coolly converted in the 35th minute to give City a two-goal overall lead. The Argentine international needed just three minutes to get his second of the night, taking a pass from Sterling and slipping the ball under Fährmann. With Schalke forced to press forward, City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko got the ball to a wide-open Leroy Sane and the German scored against his former club to make it 3-0 on the night and a daunting 6-2 overall in the 42nd minute. City, despite the more-than-comfortable lead, did not let up in the second half and scored twice in the opening 10 minutes after the re-start. The first, by Sane, was disallowed for an offside. Sterling’s goal in the 56th minute looked set to suffer the same fate until VAR confirmed that all of the attacking players were onside. Even as City slowed the pace, the nightmare continued for Schalke. Bernardo Silva scored from inside the box in the 71st minute, seven minutes before Phil Foden made it 6-0 (9-2) with a great assist from Sane. Gabriel Jesus delivered the final blow with six minutes left. City, the Premier League holders, are headed to the Champions League quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled life ban on India cricketer S. Sreesanth and asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reconsider his punishment. Sreesanth was arrested by Delhi Police along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan on charges of spot-fixing during the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In a relief for the pace bowler, the apex court set aside the life ban imposed on him as a bench headed by Ashok Bhushan asked the BCCI to consider the quantum of punishment on Sreesanth. The top court though maintained that he is guilty of betting/match-fixing. Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth from his friend’s house while Chandila and Chavan had been picked up from the team hotel as the three were plying their trade for Rajasthan Royals in the T20 league.