Fury: I’ll KO Parker in fourth round

first_imgParker defends his belt for the second time when he fronts Fury in Manchester on September 23 in a battle of two young unbeaten fighters.Fury has been talking tough in the leadup to the fight and ramped that up when asked for a prediction for his victory.”Four rounds I would say. Four rounds … knock out,” he told WOTV. Parker has also voiced his determination to score a knockout win and hammer home his abilities to the British market where he believes bigger fights lie beyond Fury.Fury hasn’t fought in earnest since April last year, but the 22-year-old said he had no fears of ring rust.”Not at all, I’m super confident. I have done all of my sparring and I’m ready to go. I’ve been out a while but it’s done me good.”I think Joseph Parker is a very good fighter and you can’t take anything away from him, he’s a world champion. It’s going to be an exciting fight.”There is no lack of feeling to the fight that was originally scheduled for Auckland in May only for Fury to pull out late, citing a back injury. He felt having the fight rescheduled for Manchester would help him though he stressed the result would be the same.”I’ve always said if it’s home or away the outcome is always going to be the same. But it’s nice to have a home show, every bit helps.” Meanwhile, Tony Bellew, the British fighter Parker is eyeing as a potential fight beyond Fury, has reiterated his belief he could beat the Kiwi.Bellew, a former world cruiserweight champion, beat fellow Brit David Haye earlier this year to signal his heavyweight claims and he is eager to go for a world title, believing Parker’s WBO belt is the most vulnerable.”He’s a good guy and a nice fella but I would knock Joseph Parker out, if the fight ever happened. We’ll see,” Bellew, who caught up with Parker in Las Vegas last weekend when both attended Floyd Mayweather’s win over Conor McGregor.Bellew felt Fury was an unknown quantity and could be tricky for Parker.”He’s got a tough test on his hands in Hughie Fury. We don’t actually know how good Hughie is, but we’re going to find out in September.”Photo by: REUTERS Caption: Hughie Fury uses his long reach to keep Fred Kassi at bay during his last competitive fight in May last yearlast_img read more


first_img The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s hockey team were shutout 5-0 in a preseason friendly against the Princeton Tigers of the NCAA on Saturday afternoon (Oct 5) in Princeton, New Jersey.HOW IT HAPPENED: The Blues and Tigers played strong defensive games through the first period, not letting the other team get one past their goaltender.Princeton took over in the final 40 minutes scoring two goals in the second period and three in the third.UP NEXT: The Blues continue their exhibition play when they are back at home next Friday (Oct 11) as they take on Ryerson at 7:00pm at Varsity Arena.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

Nancy Ndung’u wins AHF Chairman’s Golf Challenge on home course

first_imgNancy Ndung’u beat men’s winner Maurice K’Anjenjo on countback. Ndung’u shot 20 and 21 on both nines while handivap 10 K’Ajenjo managed 23 and 18.Sam Karau playing off handicap 25 was the men’s runners with scores of 17 and 21 for a total of 38.Rose Koome emerged the lady winner on a total of 37 made of 15 in the front nine and 22 in the back nine.The AHF Board member Dr. Patrick Gichira emerged the best staff player of the company with a score of 11 points made up of 10 points in each nine.The nines went to Philip Kangu and Michael Karanja Junior with 21 and 17 points each.Amb. Dr. Stephen Karau playing off handicap 24 was the staff runners up with scores of 8 and 9 for a total of 17points.Leading the ladies’ guests was Jane Ndirangu playing off handicap 26 who posted 38 points to win by three points from Annie Mutethia.The men’s guest winner plating off handicap 16 with a total of 33 was Richard Githii.Longest drive lady and male winners were Jane Ndirangu and Dr Joseph KaranjaNearest to the pin best lady was Mary Maingi and Ndirangu Mwangi.The AHF Kenya Chairman’s tourney seeks to leverage on sports to reach out to the high-end Kenyans, captains of industry and senior government officials with a message of HIV/AIDS. “After years at Kiambu we finally graced the home of golf and hope to visit several other courses countrywide. Standards have been set for the event and only the sky’s the limit,” said AHF Kenya Chairman Amb. (Dr) Stephen KarauAHF deals with HIV prevention, treatment and advocacy. They conduct free HIV testing, provide free condoms and treatment to all Kenyans. They current operate in nine counties, Nairobi, Makueni, Mombasa, Kilifi, Homabay, Kisii, Kwale, Muranga and Turkana serving more than 51,000 Clients in the HIV care and treatment program.During the tournament health wellness services including Blood sugar, Body Mass Index (BMI) as well as HIV Testing were offered at the club, Muthaiga Police station and Mathare area.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Immediate former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero during the AHF Chairman’s Golf Challenge at Muthaiga courseNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 25 – Home lady player Nancy Ndung’u produced an impressive score of 41 points at the Par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club course on Saturday to claim the third edition of this year’s AHF Chairman’s Golf Challenge.Playing off handicap 9, Nancy attributed her victory to consistent play and daily practice.last_img read more

Gomez leads Germany past Portugal

first_img“We did well in defence, we worked hard which wasn’t always the case in our warm-up game.“We have work to do up front with the tempo, it was there in phases, but we have to be more consistent.”For all that was written about the potent attacking threat posed by Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid star had a subdued night by his own lofty standards and he rarely got the better of his marker Jerome Boateng.After Denmark’s shock 1-0 win over Holland earlier, victory give Joachim Loew’s Germans an early advantage in the pool, which has been dubbed ‘the group of death’.“I am sad about the result, I felt we controlled the game and defended well,” said Portugal coach Paulo Bento.“We had bad luck when the ball hit the bar, while they had good luck with Gomez’s goal.“We have to do everything to get the players fit for Denmark.”Loew sprang a surprise before kick-off by leaving out experienced centre-back Per Mertesacker for the match at the Lviv Arena, the smallest of the eight Euro 2012 venues, in front of 32,990 fans.Bayern Munich’s Holger Badstuber partnered Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels in the centre of defence with captain Philipp Lahm at left-back and Bayern’s Boateng on the right.Veteran forward Miroslav Klose, who turned 34 on Saturday, was left on the bench with goal-scorer Gomez starting as the lone striker.Portugal coach Paulo Bento opted for a 4-3-3 formation with Ronaldo leading the attack.Germany had the better of the opening exchanges with Gomez’s header forcing Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio into a diving save and Arsenal-bound forward Lukas Podolski firing in a shot which the Benfica star struggled to collect.Zaragoza forward Helder Postiga picked up the first booking of the game when he clattered Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Portugal’s first attack came after 15 minutes when Ronaldo found space on the left.With the Portuguese turning up the pressure, Badstuber was booked for a foul on Manchester United’s Nani with halftime approaching.Madrid star Pepe came perilously close to putting Portugal ahead a minute before the break when his strike beat Neuer, but deflected down off the crossbar onto the goal-line to bounce away from danger.The second-half settled into a nervy affair and with 25 minutes left a great pass from Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho found Ronaldo in space, but Boateng responded quickly enough to snuff out the threat.The German was later booked for fouling the Real star moments later.With Klose waiting on the sidelines to replace him, Gomez finally got the breakthrough he had earlier promised when he met Sami Khedira’s cross to place his header outside the reach of the diving Patricio on 73 minutes.In the dying minutes, only desperate defending denied Portugal an equaliser as the German back line managed to snuff out a strike from replacement forward Silvestre Valera, who had the goal at his mercy.In Wednesday’s next round of Group B matches, Germany face Holland in Kharkiv while Portugal take on Denmark back here again in Lviv.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lviv, Ukraine, June 10 – A second-half header from striker Mario Gomez was enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over Portugal on Saturday in their opening Euro 2012 match.After victories both in the quarter-finals of Euro 2008 and the third-place play-off at the 2006 World Cup, this was the German’s third straight win over Portugal in major tournaments to give Germany a winning start in Group B.“It was a really close game, but it has given us a good start,” said Germany coach Joachim Loew, whose team now face Holland on Wednesday in Kharkiv.last_img read more

Fort St. John curbs to be littered with goodies

first_imgThe program will be taking place all day Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. and wrapping up at 9 p.m.Organizers are requesting that if an item is still on the curb by the end of Saturday night, please bring it back inside as to not clutter the streets of Fort St. John.Along with the exchange program, NEAT will also be holding their yard waste collection program, where people can bring leaves, clippings and branches to the North Peace Leisure Pool parking lot, which will be taken care or by the NEAT team.- Advertisement -That event will run from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.For more information, visit NEAT’s official website.last_img read more

DC-10 a dud in battle against flames

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – A one-time passenger jet modified to fight wildfires remained grounded Tuesday after striking the tops of several trees and nearly crashing while battling a mountain blaze along the San Joaquin Valley’s southern edge. The DC-10 air tanker was unveiled with much fanfare by California fire officials last year as the first firefighting jet of its kind and used again in 2007 despite the U.S. Forest Service’s refusal to certify the plane for firefighting use. The plane was preparing to drop fire retardant along a Kern County ridge when a severe downdraft forced the aircraft to sink 100 to 200 feet, said Mike Padilla, chief of aviation for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The jet’s left wing clipped the tops of several trees, estimated to be 100 to 150 feet tall, but the pilots powered safely out of the descent. 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

Championship round-up: Brighton’s lead cut as Burnley, Derby, Hull and Middlesbrough win

first_img Ahmed Elmohamady Brighton’s lead at the top of the Championship is down to two points after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Reading at the Madejski Stadium.The Seagulls led through Jamie Murphy’s strike but Matej Vydra’s first Royals goal earned the home side a point.Brighton remain the only undefeated team in the top five tiers of English football, but all their rivals made up ground on them on Saturday.Second-placed Hull are now just two points off top spot after they triumphed 2-0 at MK Dons.Ahmed Elmohamady scored the Tigers’ first on 19 minutes and sub Mo Diamé sealed the points in stoppage time.Burnley remain third, level on points with Hull, after they beat Huddersfield 2-1 at Turf Moor.Andre Gray struck his seventh and eighth goals of the Championship to put the Clarets in command at the break.Michael Duff’s own goal two minutes from time gave Huddersfield hope but the home side held out to maintain their promotion charge.Middlesbrough ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Charlton at the Riverside to keep their grip on fourth spot.Karel Fraeye took charge of his first game as Charlton boss but was unable to prevent a fourth straight defeat for the Addicks, who remain in the bottom three.All the goals came in the second-half, with David Nugent, Daniel Ayala, Albert Adomah the Boro scorers.Derby extended their unbeaten run to nine games as they beat bottom club Rotherham United 3-0 at home.Andreas Weimann, Jacob Butterfield, Richard Keogh secured the win for Paul Clement’s side, who remain fifth.Birmingham occupy the final play-off spot despite going down 2-0 at home to Wolves in the early kick-off.The Blues were outplayed at St Andrews as a goal in each half from Dave Edwards and Sheyi Ojo sealed a deserved win for the visitors.Sheffield Wednesday’s good week continued, meanwhile, as they beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 at Hillsborough.After stunning Premier League title hopefuls Arsenal in the League Cup in midweek, Wednesday claimed their fifth win in seven league games thanks to Fernando Forestieri’s strike.The Owls, unbeaten in eight, are now within a single point of the play-off places.Fulham also edged closer to the play-off places as they thrashed Bristol City 4-1 at Ashton Gate.All the visitors’ goals came in a stunning first-half performance, with Moussa Dembele (2), Ross McCormack and Ryan Tunnicliffe the scorers.The beaten Robins, who grabbed a late consolation through Jonathan Kodjia, are now just a point above the drop zone.Finally, Ipswich and Cardiff played out an uneventful goalless draw at Portman Road.Championship results:Birmingham 0-2 WolvesBristol City 1-4 FulhamBurnley 2-1 HuddersfieldDerby 3-0 RotherhamIpswich 0-0 CardiffMiddlesbrough 3-0 CharltonReading 1-1 Brighton Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Nottingham Forest 1last_img read more

Piracy gets top billing on visit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsAmong those the mayor will meet with is China’s minister of culture and trade to discuss piracy so pervasive that there is serious doubt over whether legitimate home-entertainment products can ever grab a foothold with Chinese consumers. “If you did not see a counterfeit DVD, you were not in China,” MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said late last year at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on piracy in Beverly Hills. “Unfortunately, I fear our collective perception of China has become so ingrained with the notion that China is overflowing with pirate DVDs we frequently fail to appreciate the magnitude of the problem.” Glickman also had said China has few repercussions to deter pirates and has lacked the political will to attempt to stem the problem. Illegal films are readily available on virtually all street corners and packed on the shelves of audio-visual stores in just about every neighborhood. Villaraigosa will also visit South Korea and Japan. In Japan, the mayor said, he plans to promote Los Angeles as a location to shoot commercials. Film L.A. Inc. President Steve MacDonald, whose agency handles film permits for Los Angeles and some surrounding areas, will accompany Villaraigosa for the Japanese leg of the trip. Can Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa save Hollywood? The Los Angeles mayor, who is leaving for a 14-day trip to Asia this weekend, said Tuesday that rampant DVD piracy, which costs the major movie studios nearly $300 million a year, will be among the topics when he meets Chinese leaders. “We’ve got to protect our industry, movies as well as music,” Villaraigosa said during an interview with Daily News reporters and editors. “I want to bring home to them just how critical this is to the L.A. economy and how much damage (piracy) is causing.” According to the Motion Picture Association of America, more than nine out of every 10 DVDs sold in China are fakes or stolen products. “We’re going to help promote Japanese commercial production in L.A. because in the last five, six years or so, it has dropped considerably,” MacDonald said. “Just like when film or television comes to the city, commercial production is also a valuable contributor to jobs in the area.” In addition to movie industry-related issues, the mayor’s agenda includes discussing environmental issues and promoting trade, tourism, investment and the fashion industry. greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818) 713-3758160Want 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

Judge siding with O.J. on publicity earnings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsSimpson’s attorney Yale L. Galanter was pleased with the ruling and argued that any other outcome would amount to forcing Simpson into “involuntary servitude” to Goldman. Simpson was acquitted in a criminal trial of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. But the former football star was found liable in 1997 in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Goldman family. Last month, Fred Goldman asked the court to grant him the rights to Simpson’s name, image and likeness to cover the damage award. Goldman contended that Simpson was making money from appearances and autograph signings that should be used to satisfy the lawsuit judgment he estimated at $38 million in damages and interest. SANTA MONICA – A judge tentatively sided with O.J. Simpson on Tuesday against the father of a murder victim who is trying to gain control of Simpson’s publicity earnings to satisfy an award in a wrongful death lawsuit. Superior Court Judge Linda Lefkowitz tentatively rejected Fred Goldman’s petition but took the case under submission and did not issue a formal judgment. Lefkowitz said she believed Goldman could not obtain the right to publicity unless Simpson gave it to him voluntarily. “We’re obviously disappointed by the judge’s tentative ruling but … it’s not a final order. It is merely her preliminary thoughts,” said attorney Jonathan G. Polak, who represents Goldman. Simpson, who did not attend Tuesday’s hearing, has contended that California courts have no jurisdiction because he now lives in Florida. Polak said the judge was concerned that awarding the publicity rights to Goldman might harm Simpson’s right to privacy as well. The judge allowed attorneys for Goldman to submit additional court papers on the issue. With Simpson’s lawyers expected to reply, the case will last at least another two weeks, Polak said.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

Solskjaer asked about ridiculed Anthony Martial ‘warm up’ video

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer insisted Anthony Martial will rediscover his goalscoring form after being questioned about the forward’s lazy warm up before last weekend’s draw with Chelsea.Martial, the Manchester United forward, was filmed before kick-off on Sunday standing around as his team-mates warmed up for the clash, with a number of videos shared on social media. LIVE ON talkSPORT tense Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED ADVICE Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Martial warming up ..part 2 pic.twitter.com/LSi2bFKzg9— Paul S (@paulsherlock69) April 28, 2019The 23-year-old was widely criticised by supporters over the lack of effort he was putting in, and few were surprised he failed to make it off the bench in the 1-1 draw, which dealt a huge blow to United’s top four hopes.The criticism of Martial comes amid a run of poor form, with the forward scoring just two Premier League goals since the turn of the year.There have been suggestions the France international has downed tools since signing a new contract with the Red Devils, with Martial putting pen to paper on fresh terms back in January. Martial working hard in the warm up pic.twitter.com/8H9k6MlDDt— Paul S (@paulsherlock69) April 28, 2019 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow The deal keeps Martial at Old Trafford until 2024, with the option of a further year, and Solskjaer insists the forward has NOT become complacent.When quizzed about the videos of Martial’s warm up in a press conference, Solskjaer said: “Anthony’s got goals in him, it’s up to us to move forward and get that into him again.“I’m sure we’ll see him scoring goals again in the future.” REPLY shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker West Ham vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 5:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs West Brom (Sunday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF no dice Martial, who is in his fourth season with United since joining from Monaco, has scored 48 goals in total for the Old Trafford club.He’s struck 12 times this term in all competitions, though he’s failed to find the back of the net since scoring in a 2-1 defeat of Watford at the end of March.last_img read more