Platini Could Contest Ban at Euro Court

first_imgThe three-time Ballon d’Or winner said he was resigning to continue his fight to clear his name over a suspect $2 million payment in Swiss courts.Under the terms of his ban from the sport, Platini is unable to attend football matches in any official capacity, nor work as a television analyst or write a newspaper column during Euro 2016.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Michel Platini is considering contesting his four-year ban from all football-related activity at the European Court of Human Rights, his entourage confirmed to AFP on Tuesday.The former France captain “is seriously studying, among his options, that of referring his case to the ECHR to protest against the fact he is prevented from working”, the source indicated.Platini, 60, resigned as UEFA president on Monday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected his final appeal, although his suspension was reduced from six years to four.last_img read more

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first_imgFreshman attack Jennifer Chen practices with the women’s lacrosse club team Tuesday night on Cromwell Field. The team is currently preparing for its upcoming away games against UC Irvine on Jan. 28 and Loyola Marymount University on Jan. 29.Ani Kolangian | Daily Trojanlast_img

Kelsey adds 6-foot-3 forward to 2012-13 roster

first_imgHead coach Bobbie Kelsey has been aggressive in addressing the UW’s lack of height heading into 2012-13. Daria Kryuchkova stands at 6-foot-3 while fellow recruit Malayna Johnson is 6-foot-4.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin women’s basketball program has already benefited from the competitive drive of head coach Bobbie Kelsey on and off the court. And Kelsey once again turned that approach over to the recruiting trail, as junior college transfer Daria Kryuchkova signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Wisconsin Monday.Originally hailing from Moscow, Russia, Kryuchkova (pronounced CRY-ooch-kova) played the last two seasons at Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Tex., where the 6-foot-3 forward averaged 4.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in her sophomore campaign. Kryuchkova originally gave Kelsey a verbal commitment this past December and comes to Wisconsin with two years of eligibility remaining.“We’re extremely pleased to sign Daria for the 2012 recruiting class,” Kelsey said in a statement. “She’ll add size, strength and, most importantly, collegiate experience to our young roster. Having already played on the collegiate level, Daria will have a unique perspective in all facets of the game.”The signing addresses the major needs of the Badgers in the frontcourt, as the team graduates both starting forwards Anya Covington and Ashley Thomas this offseason. This past year Covington averaged 10.3 points and 6.4 rebounds a contest while Thomas chipped in 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds a game, respectively.With Covington and Thomas both measuring in at 6-foot-2 each, the Badgers roster for 2012-13 only contained one player taller than 6-foot-1 – the 6-foot-4 Cassie Rochel – before Kryuchkova’s signing. The Russian post player is just one player Kelsey had set her sights on during the past recruiting period, as the Wisconsin head coach also nabbed a verbal commitment from 6-foot-4 Malayna Johnson of Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill., the first commit of the 2013 recruiting class.Kryuchkova fills just one of Kelsey’s needs as she attempts to revive an underachieving Wisconsin program. Just a season ago, the Badgers ranked dead last in the Big Ten in rebounding offense, pulling in just 33 a game. On the other end of the spectrum, the Badgers limited opponents to only 34.9 rebounds a game, second best in the conference. With Rochel the only big left on Kelsey’s roster – the sophomore logged 4.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 15.8 minutes per game last season – the transfer adds several new options to Kelsey’s game plan.While the 2012 recruiting class – Kelsey’s first at Wisconsin – brings in plenty of talent and depth at the guard position, only one incoming recruit besides Kryuchkova in 6-foot-1 forward Shannon Malone from Flower Mound, Tex., will be added to the names in the team’s frontcourt options.The Badgers will need Kryuchkova to be able to run the floor on offense, as Kelsey runs a fast-paced transition game. But they will also need her to develop into a steady scoring threat, as the Badgers often relied on the three-pointer in games last year.Defensively, Kryuchkova will have to be active on weak side help for the team if the Badgers hope to improve their conference worst field goal percentage defense – giving up a .441 percentage from the floor to opponents – as the team often allowed easy drives through the lane.Besides adding depth to the Badger roster, the Russian forward will also be prepared for the academic demands of playing at Wisconsin. Kryuchkova brings in a perfect 4.0 grade point average from her time at Jacksonville, where she was a member of the President’s List and the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.“She is also a very intelligent player having recently been named a NJCAA Academic All-American,” Kelsey said in her statement. “As her coach, I could not have asked for a more prepared player to join our program.”last_img read more

UW looks for momentum before Big Ten tournament

first_imgAfter a season that didn’t live up to the preseason hype, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team has one last chance to get a win on the road. Sunday, the Badgers will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in their last game of the Big Ten season.The Badgers have a 6-7-4 record on the season but are looking for a boosting victory this weekend. Going into the Big Ten Tournament, Wisconsin is ranked second to last in the conference, only ahead of Ohio State.“I think the last few games, even though we haven’t gotten all the results we’ve wanted, we’ve definitely been practicing better and we’ve definitely been playing better,” freshman midfielder Drew Conner said. “We’re looking for the win. We keep developing and getting ready for the Big Ten Tournament.”Ohio State’s record of 6-9-2 this year is comparable to that of the Badgers, making this game a must-win for both teams if they wish to avoid finishing in the bottom spot of the Big Ten.“OSU is a very tough opponent, especially at home. They beat us 2-0 last year, so it’s a chance for a little bit of payback before the Big Ten Tournament,” head coach John Trask said.In preparing for the upcoming game, goalkeeper Chase Rau said he wants to keep the ball rolling. Rau has been named Defensive Player of the Week twice now this season. Despite the personal accolades, Rau emphasized a shutout is his only goal.“I need to make sure to stay on my guys that are in the midfield and the attack to make sure they pressure up top to make it easier on our defenders so the other team isn’t playing easy balls on us,” Rau said. “Individually I have no goals, just a shutout.”In regard to the goalkeepers of the team, Trask said having two capable goalkeepers throughout the season has helped both of them improve. But as the regular season approaches its end, he said it is time to choose just one goalkeeper heading into the Big Ten tournament. Rau will be Trask’s starting man in front of the net Sunday.Ohio State has been succeeding offensively this season, a factor that could present serious trouble for UW’s defense. Senior Buckeyes forward Chris Hegngi is the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. “He is starting to hit his stride and he’s physical and as a soccer player, he’s a handful to deal with,” Trask said. “They’ve got some good weapons offensively.”In addition to Hegngi, sophomore midfielder Brady Wahl has been standing out in his second year on the team. Though a year younger, Conner said Wahl is his best friend from home, as the duo played together on the Chicago Fire Academy Team. Conner said they catch up regularly, adding another layer of competitiveness to Sunday’s matchup and creating an interesting dynamic on the field. On the Badgers’ end, sophomore midfielder Carl Schneider player has jumped onto the scene in recent weeks and could play a crucial role against the Buckeyes. Trask said he’s experimented with new players at different positions and has been impressed with his team’s ability to adapt to various roles on the team.“We’re real pleased to see the growth in Carl,” Trask said. “You never know when it’s going to happen with him. We felt it’s really come good for him the last couple weeks and we’re trying to get him a bit more experience.”Plenty remains on the line for the Badgers’ in their final regular season game, as a loss to Ohio State would mean a last place Big Ten finish for Wisconsin. The Badgers hope the struggles they have had this season will finally come to an end Sunday.“This is a Big Ten game so it counts,” Conner said. “If we win, it will get us a better seed in the tournament. It’s just like any other game; we are focusing on getting better as a team and regardless of who we’re playing, we still need to get better.”And a win could also help UW earn a higher seed in the all-important Big Ten Tournament, which starts Wednesday. “There is also seeding ramifications,” Trask added. “So we’re going to take the best team we can down to Columbus, and we’re going to go after OSU.”last_img read more

First time spearfishing tournament will come to the Bay

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Perfect boating weather has finally arrived and anglers will take their skills out of the boat this weekend. One of the fastest growing aquatic sports is coming to the sunrise side.Unlike line fishing, a first of its kind tournament in Alpena will take your spearfishing experience to lower levels underwater.“Spearfishing is basically hunting,” said Nick Myers, owner of Great Lakes Divers. He said murky water is like camouflage. If you can’t see the fish, they won’t notice you taking aim “and searching for dinner.”The Michigan Spearfishing Association is coming to Alpena for the very first time on Saturday, June 29. Myers said, “it’s just like any fishing tournament.”You don’t have to be an experienced diver, but “you do need to be able to swim and be comfortable in the water,” said the shop owner.Spearfishing and free diving are the fastest growing aquatic sports in the world. “I like the peacefulness of being in the water,” said Myers.You can register at the Great Lakes Divers shop next to the National Marine Sanctuary. Fans can head to the Thunder Bay Shores Marina for fish weigh–ins starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Scammers target northern Michigan resident with past due tax debtNext Former Alpena County Undersheriff responds to details surrounding resignationlast_img read more

Chelsea lining up a huge offer for the man that destroyed them

first_imgRoman Abramovich is set to sanction a 45 million pounds deal for Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao.It is believed that the Russian owner is running out of patience with Fernando Torres’ inconsistency in front of goal, and has agreed to move for the Atletico Madrid striker.Chelsea have been left a little light in the strike department after the departure of the talismanic Didier Drogba, and the 50-million-pound Torres has failed to fill in for the Ivorian, scoring just once in his last five games. On the other hand, Falcao has been scoring goals for fun, and also scored a hattrick against the Londoners in the European Super Cup. The Colombian is a player in huge demand, with top clubs in Europe targeting him, after he finished as the third highest scorer in the La Liga, only after Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentine phenomenon named Messi. However, sources for The Sun say that all efforts were being made to bring the 26 year old to Chelsea.“The groundwork is already being done for Falcao,” said the source. “The owner wants everything in place now so a deal can be done before any other club can make a counter-offer.”last_img read more

Dam Inn Mates keep on winning after outlasting Steamshovel, Our Glass blasts Trail

first_imgThe Dam Inn Mates remain the only undefeated team in the West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League.Sparked by Jon Parker’s 80-yard interception for a touchdown, the Mates outlasted Rossland’s Steamshovel Brewers 24-21 in league action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.The win improves the Mates record to 3-0 and a four-point lead over the rest of the league.In the other game Our Glass Ogs pounded expansion Trail Thundercats 59-6.Dam Inn led 12-7 at the half.Other majors were tossed by Dam Inn quarterback Kelly Voykin to Dylan Appleby and Nate Fedorchuk.Fedorchuk also intercepted a pair of passes from Steamshovel quarterback Steven Doyle.When Doyle was firing on all cylinders he connected with Shon Doyle for a pair of touchdowns.Brewer receiver Jon Francis hauled in the other TD pass from Doyle.In the late game Our Glass snapped a 6-6 tie with 53 consecutive points en route to the pasting of the expansion Thundercats.Trail arrived at the contest with one player over the limit while Our Glass had enough players to field two teams.After Trail tied the contest early in the game, everything went south for the Cats as Our Glass coasted to the victory with quarterback Pat Sturtevant tossing a host of TD passes to Matthew Fuhr (3), Dan Farden, two majors and two extra points and Josh Myers, Mike Balance, Al Krause and Kyle Bouttett.Gord Clark intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown and caught a TD reception from Sturtevant.Burnadino Carpio had three interceptions to lead the defensive stand by Our Glass.After three weeks of play Dam Inn leads the league with a 3-0 record.Trail and Our Glass are tied for second with a 1-1 record followed in fourth by Steamshovel at 1-2.Defending champion Castlegar Vikings occupy the basement at 2-0.The league resumes play Sunday at Mount Sentinel Field.In the early 11 a.m. game Trail meets Castlegar before Steamshovel Brewers play Our Glass at 1 p.m.Dam Inn Mates are idle.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Mallards Team of the Week — Friends of Pulpit Rock Fun Run Team

first_imgTravis Hauck and Jaclyn Dexter won the men’s and women’s races, respectively.However, the big winner on the day was the trails to Pulpit Rock that will benefit from the funds raised during the day.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the organizers and racers with Team of the Week honours.The group includes, John Boulanger, Keiran Marchand, Kim Poole, Nelson Rocha, Darren Yanke, Jaclyn Dexter, Travis Hauck, Chris Kolmel, Dave St.Denis, Mike Scands, Pania Shames, Richard Marchand and a few others.A shout out to sponsors Vince DeVito’s Specialty Footwear and Gerick Cycle and Ski. Friends of Pulpit Rock held its second annual Pulpit Rock Fun Run/Hike Sunday on Elephant Mountain.last_img

Serena Williams, Andy Murray on French Open entry list

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Williams, 36, is a three-time champion in Paris with titles in 2002, 2013 and 2015, making up her 23 career major triumphs.The American only returned to action in the Fed Cup first round in February after 13 months away from the sport to give birth to her first daughter and get married.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownShe lost the ‘dead’ doubles rubber with sister Venus in that Fed Cup tie against the Dutch. Serena’s return to the WTA tour has also not gone smoothly with a third-round defeat to Venus at Indian Wells followed by a first-round exit at the hands of Naomi Osaka in Miami. Serena Williams celebrates her victory over Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during the BNP Paribas Open on March 10, 2018 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPFormer world number one Serena Williams was officially entered on the Roland Garros entry list on Wednesday in what would be her first Grand Slam event since the 2017 Australian Open.Also appearing on the main draw line-up in the men’s event is Andy Murray, who hasn’t played since last year’s Wimbledon and was widely expected to return to action at a grass court event in the Netherlands the week after the French Open in June.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ UAAP volleyball Final Four keys to victory: FEU-Ateneo She can enter the French Open on a ‘protected ranking’ despite her current position of a lowly 445 in the world.World number one Rafal Nadal, who will be seeking an 11th Roland Garros title, leads the men’s entry list which, as expected, does not feature Roger Federer who is sitting out the clay court season for a second successive year.Murray, a former number one, has not played at all since the Wimbledon quarter-finals and underwent hip surgery in January.The 30-year-old Briton was runner-up at the French Open in 2016.He is expected to warm-up for Wimbledon at the Rosmalen grass court event from June 11.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

Mother, relative refused bail

first_img14-year-old busted with cocaine in suitcase handlesThe mother and another relative of the 14-year-old who was busted with cocaine concealed in the handles of his suitcase were refused bail at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts when they appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly on separate charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. 31The child’s mother, Cora Towler and and the other relative, Ian Griffith pleaded not guilty to the charges that stated that on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, they were in possession of 1.4 kilogram of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.Defence Attorneys Peter Hugh, who represented Ian Griffith, and Paul Fung-A-Fat, who represented Cora Towler, both contended that the cocaine was found on a third party and not on their clients, hence, further investigations should be carried out.Hugh made an application for reasonable bail on behalf of Griffith which was denied by Magistrate Daly.Fung-A-Fat explained to the Court that his client was 41 years old and had four children. He pointed out that she was self-employed as a shop owner and was a naturalised American. The Attorney pleaded for reasonable bail which was denied.He clearly explained that his client only packed her son’s suitcase and did not dismantle it, pointing to the fact that the cocaine was discovered in the handles of the suitcase.Police Prosecutor Shellon Jupiter contended that Towler admitted in a caution statement that she placed the drugs in her son’s suitcase, along with Griffith who helped her pack. Upon this revelation by the Police, Griffith was later charged.The defendants will make their next court appearance on September 12, 2016. The 14-year-old was held following the discovery of the 1.4 kilograms of cocaine concealed in the handles of his suitcase while he was waiting to board a flight destined for New York at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri on Friday afternoon.It was reported that the teen was travelling alone, returning home after spending the August vacation in Guyana.Upon the discovery of the cocaine, four persons, including the teen’s parents, were arrested.last_img read more