High school volleyball: Airline rallies past Byrd in district thriller; Haughton gets non-district win

first_imgThe Airline Lady Vikings rallied past the Byrd Lady Jackets in a District 1-I thriller Monday night at Byrd.Airline lost the first two sets 25-23, 25-19 then bounced back to win the next two 25-14, 25-19. The Lady Vikings then won the tight fifth set 16-14.Airline’s Kaylea Noble had two aces, 12 kills, five blocks and eight digs. Gabby Patronis had six aces, six kills, two assists and 21 digs.Zahria Lloyd had two aces, three kills, 24 assists and 13 digs.The defending champion Lady Vikings (12-9, 4-0) have another key district game Tuesday evening at Ruston (9-2, 0-0), which finished runner-up last season.Haughton evened its record at 9-9 with a 25-15, 25-19, 25-20 at Calvary Baptist on Monday. The Lady Bucs will try to improve to 2-0 in District 1-I at Booker T. Washington on Tuesday.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Fulham linked with €12m World Cup defender, presented as ahead of…

first_imgKutepov has previously been linked with a move to West Ham in the Italian press, but Championat say the player is more a target for Fulham, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Monchengladbach.On Wednesday, West Ham interest was backed up by a second source in Italy. But Championat explain that whilst foreign media have mentioned other clubs, their information on the Russia side of a deal has Fulham, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Monchengladbach as the likelier.The 24 year old has impressed with his performances in the World Cup this summer, which has brought him to the attention of other clubs. The host nation has made into the quarter finals of the competition and he’s played in all four games.With Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League last season the West London club will be looking to bring in reinforcements this summer and it seems the Russia international is an option.Embed from Getty ImagesChampionat say one European team have already offered €12m to Spartak Moscow but they haven’t disclosed which club this was.Kutepov made 18 appearances for Spartak last season and is under contract with the Russian club until 2021.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo Russian website Championat claim Fulham are interested in signing Spartak Moscow defender Ilya Kutepov.last_img read more

Chelsea ‘willing to bid strong’ for player as potential transfer is…

first_imgIvan Rakitic has over two years left on his contract at Barcelona. Sport reported on Wednesday the midfielder has put pressure on president Josep Maria Bartomeu to offer him a new deal, but the La Liga winners have no plans to meet his demands.Today’s edition of the same publication explains there are several clubs after the Croatia international and the Catalan newspaper claims one of them is Chelsea, who are ‘willing to bid strong’ for the former Sevilla man.Rakitic has been a key player under Ernesto Valverde’s guidance and if the latter is at the helm next season, the manager is likely to urge the player to stay at the Camp Nou.The former Athletic Club Bilbao boss will ‘do everything possible’ to prevent Rakitic from being seduced by any of the interesting offers he has on the table.Another report from Sport claims the 30-year-old’s exit would not be an issue for the Spanish champions since Frenkie de Jong will arrive at the club next season. If Rakitic wants to leave, Barca will demand €65m from potential suitors and the Blaugrana are aware that big clubs are interested in him.Whether Chelsea will be interested in spending €65m on a player who will be 31 in March is to be seen.A potential Rakitic transfer has been strongly pushed by the Spanish media this week, which may suggest someone is encouraging the story.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameWill You Build The Most Beautiful City?Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndolast_img read more

Shocking separation: Zagorcic is no longer coach of Slavia – BG…

first_imgSlavia’s team and head coach Zlatomir Zagorcic split by mutual consent.“The management of PFC Slavia thanked the coach for his work together, as well as for his contribution to the growth of the team. The Serbian specialist with a Bulgarian passport took over the” whites “in May 2017 and then recorded 114 games at the head of the team in all tournaments.”Zagorcic led Slavia to triumph in the Bulgarian Cup tournament in 2018, and in the 2019-2020 season the team won bronze medals under his leadership. PFC Slavia wishes Zlatomir Zagorcic health and success in the future.The Serbian specialist leads the “whites” in a total of five matches in the Europa League, the club announced. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Serie A comes first for KP Boateng

first_imgGhanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng says winning a Serie A title with AC Milan is top of priority list as he braces up for the big clash against Juventus on Saturday night.The midfielder is hoping to play a key part as Milan take on Juventus nd has re-iterated the value of winning the domestic league for Milan.Victory will take Milan to the top of Serie A and Boateng is in doubt that they can achieve just that.If we play at 100 per cent of our potential then I cannot see any obstacles. The three points will be ours,” he told Il Corriere dello Sport.“A win would be confirmation of our positive moment, and proof that we can challenge to win the Scudetto.“It would be the result of our daily hard work. The Champions League is obviously a prestigious objective. Absolutely, it is one of my dreams. I think that for this season though, the league is more important for Milan.” Source: Kickoff.comlast_img read more

Twitch acquires Bebo for $25 million

first_imgAmazon-owned live streaming video platform Twitch has acquired Bebo – the former social media platform – for a total of $25 million (£19.9 million).Launched in 2005, Bebo was a social networking website; it has since relaunched as a studio focused on creating applications. A report from TechCrunch states that Discord and Facebook were also attempting to acquire the company.Photo credit: TwitchTwitch’s acquisition of Bebo aligns with its attempt to further increase its footprint in esports.Most recently, the company pivoted in an attempt to aid esports athletes and personalities in streaming, competing with the likes of OBS and Xsplit. Shortly after, it shifted into organising and hosting tournaments for streamers.Following this acquisition, it’s reported that Bebo’s technology and staff is being put to use on Twitch Rivals – the streaming platform’s series of competitive events aimed at streamers – to help it expand in terms of both features and audience.Twitch Rivals currently hosts events on titles such as Apex Legends, Dota 2, Rainbow Six Siege, NBA 2K19, Battalion 1944, Hearthstone, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).Esports Insider says: This is certainly an unexpected move in the world of esports. Considering what Bebo was like back in its prime, it would be genuinely unpredictable to see a future in which Bebo would be bought out by Amazon in an effort to bolster its esports efforts. Nonetheless, it’ll be interesting to see how this acquisition will affect Twitch Rivals moving forward.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Black stars defender appointed as assistant coach

first_imgFormer Black stars defender Yaw Acheampong has been appointed assistant coach of premier league side Ashanti Gold.The former Tema Youth tactician he will support head coach Zdravko Logarusic to improve the club’s performance in the ongoing Glo premier league.Ashanti Gold officially confirmed the appointment of the former Tema Youth coach to replace Kamara Dini who has been reassigned to take charge of the youth team of the club.Yaw Acheampong told joy sports that, he will support the head coach in any capacity to help improve the performance of the team.“I’m also bringing on board my knowledge to support Logarusic, together we can do something and I believe this will work out”.Yaw Acheampong captained Ashanti gold for three seasons before leaving for Spain to pursue his international career.last_img read more

Richard Sherman sounds off on Seahawks: You expect they wouldn’t cut you while you’re hurt

first_img“I thought it was really sh—y, to be honest with you, how it ended,” Baldwin said, per The News Tribune. “I would really have liked for him to stay here, and have an opportunity to finish his career with this organization.“But it’s part of the business. Doesn’t work out that way.”The 49ers (2-9) will travel to Seattle on Sunday to face the Seahawks (6-5) with kickoff set for 4:25 p.m. ET. Related News Sherman’s comments come three days before the 49ers cornerback makes the trip to Seattle for the first time as a visiting player. The Seahawks waived the three-time All-Pro cornerback in March while he was recovering from a torn Achilles. Sherman then signed a three-year deal with the 49ers.Former teammate Doug Baldwin also talked about Sherman’s release, saying he wasn’t happy with how the cornerback’s time ended with the franchise. Pete Carroll: Richard Sherman ‘was a challenge … every bit worth it’ Richard Sherman isn’t done talking about his abrupt release from the Seahawks, and he still appears to be upset with how his time with Seattle ended. “You just expect that after you’ve done so much for a franchise that they wouldn’t cut you while you’re hurt,” Sherman told reporters Thursday, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s kind of more of a respect thing than anything. But they did. So you’ve kind of got to roll with the business.”last_img read more

Two black men walked out of a Starbucks in cuffs for ‘trespassing’

first_imgTwitter(PHILADELPHIA) — Two black men were handcuffed and paraded out the door of a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks for allegedly refusing to leave when asked by staffers and police in an incident captured in a video was posted on social media.The video, posted by Melissa DePino, took place at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday inside of a Starbucks on Spruce Street near South 18th Street.DePino’s footage immediately went viral on Twitter, racking up more than 4 million views.In an interview with ABC News, DePino, a 50-year-old writer and mother of two, said a Starbucks barista shouted from behind the counter at the two men to make a purchase or leave.“They were sitting quietly minding their own business, and waiting for their friend to come,” she said.DePino said she was so appalled by the incident, she refuses to go back to Starbucks.“Plenty of other local places to go,” she said.The Starbucks arrest caught on video caused the City of Brotherly Love’s mayor to come out criticizing the incident.Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted: “I’m very concerned by the incident at Starbucks. I know Starbucks is reviewing it and we will be too. @PhillyPolice is conducting an internal investigation.”On Saturday, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. posted a detailed account of the incident, in which he defended his officers’ actions.In an almost 7-minute clip, the commissioner said a trespassing and disturbance matter led to Starbucks employees calling 911.He assured the public that he has reviewed the facts and defended the cops, saying they “did absolutely nothing wrong.”“I can tell you candidly these officers did a service they were called to do,” he said.In Delpino’s tweet and attached video, she uses the Starbucks “@Starbucks” handle to put the company on notice that the two men who “hadn’t ordered anything” while waiting for a friend to arrive were arrested “for doing nothing.”The video shows several police officers in bicycle helmets, and what appears to be a uniformed supervisor inside the coffee shop.In the video, both men appear calm and cooperative as they are led outside by the police officers.The first is a 20-something, bearded black man wearing navy sweatpants, white sneakers and an unzipped grey jacket.His friend is then seen getting cuffed behind his back and wearing a dark sweatshirt and dark jeans.“They didn’t do anything, I saw the entire thing,” said one white man, who started to question the arresting officers. “What did they do wrong?”Clearly outraged, DePino wrote the treatment of the two men was racially unjust.“All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing,” she wrote in the tweet.Starbucks responded on Twitter, first saying it was reviewing the incident to see what “led to this unfortunate result” and later posted an apology.“We apologize to the two individuals and our customers for what took place at our Philadelphia store on Thursday,” the tweet states.The company said it was “disappointed this led to an arrest” and that they “take these matters seriously.”The coffee company also stated in the tweet that it will begin to take a look at its policies to determine whether they need to be updated.“We are reviewing our policies and will continue to engage with the community and the police department to try to ensure these types of situations never happen in any of our stores,” the tweet reads.After the arrests, Starbucks decided not to press charges and the Philadelphia District Attorney also declined to pursue a case against the two men, who have since reportedly retained attorneys.Still, in his account, the police commissioner’ said the officers’ actions were justified.He said two Starbucks employees called 911, reporting both a trespass and disturbance inside of the establishment.The employees allegedly told the two men they were not permitted to use the restroom since they weren’t paying customers.“And so they asked the two males to leave and they refused to leave and the police were called,” Ross said in the video posted on the department’s Facebook page.The two men were then allegedly told that the police would be called and allegedly responded, “Go ahead and call the police. We don’t care,” according to Ross’s retelling of the police officers’ account.When the cops arrived at the Starbucks, Ross said, they also asked the men to leave and they again refused and one of them allegedly took a verbal jab at the cops saying, ‘You don’t actually know what you’re doing. You’re only a $45,000 a year employee,” Ross stated in the video.Ross said the men were given several chances to leave, but they kept refusing.“On three different occasions the officers asked the two males politely to leave the location because they were being asked to leave by employees because they were trespassing,” he said. “Instead the males continued to refuse as they had told the employees and they told the officers they were not leaving.”Ross said that the police remained professional and they “followed policy and they did what they are supposed to do.”The officers “got the opposite back,” the commissioner said.He also noted that it was only while the men were being processed that they were alerted that Starbucks “no longer wanted to prosecute.”The commissioner also stated that he was speaking “as an African American” beyond being the top cop and that he was “very aware of implicit bias.”He said that he has made it a priority for his department — both rank and file as well as commanders — to receive racially-sensitive training that includes taking field trips to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.“We do this because we want people, our officers, our recruits to understand the minute they come on board to know about the atrocities that were committed by policing around the world,” Ross said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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Masters mistakes foil McIlroy’s latest Grand Slam bid

first_imgThe four-time major winner probably will struggle just to extend his run of top-10 Masters finishes.The 29-year-old from Northern Ireland stumbled to his second consecutive one-under par 71 in Friday’s third round at Augusta National, walking off on one-under 215 and eight strokes adrift of leaders after a closing bogey.“It’s not as if I’m playing bad golf,” McIlroy said. “I’m under par for the golf tournament, but I’m just not enough under par. I just made too many mistakes.“All aspects of your game have to be really sharp to have a chance to win and to score well around here.”McIlroy needs only the Masters green jacket to complete a career Grand Slam, an every-major win feat managed only by Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan.“I saw Tony (Finau) shot six-under the front nine. I’m going to need something like that tomorrow to maybe have a chance,” McIlroy said, before sounding a more realistic tone: “I can play a good round of golf and finish the week on a positive note.”World number three McIlroy was the oddsmakers pick when the week began after an impressive victory in last month’s Players Championship and seven top-10 finishes to begin the year.McIlroy matched his Masters career low in last year’s third round on the way to fifth place, his fifth Masters top-10 in a row, but never looked to duplicate the feat this time.“I just tried to play a good round of golf,” McIlroy said. “But I just haven’t been getting much out of my round. I’ve just been making too many mistakes.“I’ve been making the birdies, and doing the things that you need to do around here. I’ve just been — if I’ve missed a green, I haven’t got it up and down or put myself out of position.”Too many tee shots into the woods and missed greens proved McIlroy’s undoing.“I’m hitting some good shots. It’s just about hitting the shots a little bit better,” McIlroy said.“It’s not as if anything is glaringly obvious in terms of what’s lacking in my game. It has just been one of those weeks where I haven’t quite got the momentum that I needed to get.”– Little errors, big woes –McIlroy settled for early pars before a 32-foot birdie putt at the par-3 fourth, but drove into spectators to bogey the par-3 sixth and another bogey followed at seven.His tee shot at the par-5 eighth — which he eagled Friday and birdied Thursday — went left into the forest and McIlroy swung his club in disgust then salvaged par.At nine, McIlroy bunkered his approach and could only blast into the rough on the way to bogey.“Missing it left on six. Put myself out of position on a couple of the par-5s, where I can’t go for the green in two,” McIlroy said. “Just little things like that where a different day could be a different result.”McIlroy began the back nine with a birdie but made bogey at 11 for the third day in a row before escaping trees to birdie the par-5 13th.An eagle from eight feet at the par-5 15th and 12-foot birdie putt at 16 revived hope but he needed a 14-foot par save at 17 and missed a 14-footer to bogey 18.“The rough this year is… longer than it usually is and it’s just hard to get control of your ball out of it,” McIlroy said. “I just haven’t driven it in the fairway enough to have control going into these greens.”last_img read more