Ireland in command after bowling England out for 85

first_img… 20 wickets fall on day one at Lord’sBy Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – Ireland enjoyed a fairytale opening day in their first ever Test match against England as they bowled out the hosts for 85 before building a healthy lead at sweltering Lord’s yesterday.The euphoria of 10 days ago after England’s nerve-jangling World Cup final win over New Zealand, turned to stunned disbelief as Ireland bowler Tim Murtagh caused mayhem.He took five for 13 from nine overs as England capitulated in 127 manic minutes, surviving only 23.4 overs – their shortest completed innings ever in terms of balls faced.Ireland, playing only their third Test match, passed England’s total before tea thanks to a free-flowing partnership between Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie. A flurry of wickets threatened to undo their good work as Ireland slumped from 132-2 to 149-7.Yet Kevin O’Brien hung around for 28 not out and Murtagh (16) clobbered some useful late runs as Ireland were all out for 207, a 122-run innings lead.England skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat, handing Test debutant Jason Roy and Rory Burns the chance to lay down a marker for the looming Ashes series.Instead, a spot-on Ireland attack ruthlessly exposed the cracks in England’s batting as the hosts posted their lowest home total since scoring 77 against Australia in 1997. Murtagh, the London-born 37-year-old Middlesex stalwart, took lethal advantage of his local knowledge on a green-tinged Lord’s wicket and some bog-standard England batting.When Stuart Broad walked out to bat with the hosts on 43 for seven, England had lost six wickets for seven runs.ASTONISHING COLLAPSEWhite-ball specialist Roy, superb throughout the World Cup, had a let-off when Mark Adair had him plumb lbw off a no-ball. But in Murtagh’s second over Roy (5) edged to Stirling who took a low slip catch.Joe Denly looked assured for 23, but in the 10th over Test rookie Adair shaped a ball into his pads for an lbw. Burns scratched around for six but played loosely at a full Murtagh delivery and edged behind to Gary Wilson.With Root and Jonny Bairstow, two of the four England players to have played in the World Cup final, at the wicket, an England fightback was expected. It never materialised. Root (2) was squared up by Adair and was struck on both pads and not even a hopeful review could spare him.Murtagh then bowled a wafting Bairstow through the gate for a duck and two balls later Chris Woakes (0) was lbw to a ball that nipped back off the seam.Moeen Ali then edged Murtagh through to Wilson as the 37-year-old sealed his five-wicket haul. Curran attempted a counterattack but the carnage continued as Broad (3) edged Boyd Rankin, once an England player, behind.Sam Curran was snaffled for 18 at short leg off Rankin to leave England on 67-9. Olly Stone struck three boundaries in an over, as England surpassed the 77 runs they scored against West Indies in January but he was bowled for 19 as Adair wrapped things up. Ireland began steadily but Curran dismissed skipper William Porterfield (14) and James McCollum (19).Stirling and Balbirnie rode their luck but played some flashing strokes as Ireland seized control.Stuart Broad broke the partnership on 87, trapping Stirling lbw for 36. Balbirnie, who was earlier dropped off Broad, brought up his 50 in 56 balls but became Stone’s first Test victim, losing his middle stump. Stone eventually finished with three for 29, with Broad and Curran also taking three apiece.ENGLAND 1st inningsR. Burns c Wilson b Murtagh 6J. Roy c Stirling b Murtagh 5J. Denly lbw b Adair 23J. Root (c) lbw b Adair 2J. Bairstow b Murtagh 0M. Ali c Wilson b Murtagh 0C. Woakes lbw b Murtagh 0S. Curran c McCollum b Rankin 18S. Broad c Wilson b Rankin 3O. Stone b Adair 19M. Leach not out 1Extras: (lb-5, nb-2, w-1) 8Total: (all out, 23.4 overs) 85Bowling: T. Murtagh 9-2-13-5, M. Adair 7.4-1-32-3, S. Thompson 4-1-30-0, W. Rankin 3-1-5-2.IRELAND 1st inningsW. Porterfield (c) c Leach b Curran 14J. McCollum b Curran 19A. Balbirnie b Stone 55P. Stirling lbw b Broad 36K. O’Brien not out 28G. Wilson c Root b Stone 0S. Thompson b Broad 0M. Adair b Curran 3A. McBrine b Broad 11T. Murtagh c Burns b Stone 16W. Rankin b Ali 7Extras: (b-10, lb-6, w-2) 18Total: (all out, 58.2 overs) 207Bowling: S. Broad 19-5-60-3, C. Woakes 10-2-34-0, O. Stone 12-3-29-3, S. Curran 10-3-28-3, M. Leach 3-0-26-0, M. Ali 4.2-1-14-1,last_img read more

Price is right for UW Club Tennis

first_imgMembers of the Wisconsin Club Tennis team went to California over winter break and came back to Madison with more than just great tennis memories, as game show devotees saw last week.Andrew Rebhun, the president and founder of the club, thought it would be exciting to have the entire team attend a taping of a TV show while on the trip. ?The Price Is Right? was the team?s No. 1 choice.?Everyone for some reason remembers growing up watching ?The Price is Right? when they were sick from school.? Rebhun said.They never expected it to turn out how it did.??They interviewed the entire team before the show,? sophomore Caitlin Kammerait said.? ?We knew that it was a possibility that one of us could get called down to contestants? row because we were in such a big group. We definitely weren?t expecting anyone to actually get called down though.?Rebhun was one of the first contestants to get called down and actually made it on stage to compete for a Chevy Cobalt.?When Andy made it on stage and when the host, Drew Carey, told him that he was playing for a car, we were all in disbelief,? Kammerait said.Rebhun, who wore his Wisconsin Club Tennis shirt to the show, played a game requiring him to pick a number from one to six. Behind one of those numbers was the car. Rebhun looked out into the audience toward his teammates for help.?We were all yelling the number four to Andy,? Kammerait said, ?A couple of us are huge Packer fans, and the number four for Brett Favre just seemed like the lucky number.?And lucky it was. Carey pulled the number four off the board and revealed a picture of a car.?It was a dream of mine since I was 5 years old to be on ?The Price is Right.? The best part of the experience was being there with my teammates.? Rebhun said. ?While I was on stage, it was very humbling to turn around and see my best friends, my teammates (and) my biggest supporters cheering me on.?The episode aired last Friday, and Rebhun decided to throw a celebration when the show aired. He had about 100 people packed in his apartment. None of the attendees other than those on the trip knew he had been called down to be a contestant, much less won a car.?It was funny and ironic to them,? Rebhun said, ?They were seeing me on CBS with Drew Carey jumping up and down on stage living out one of my childhood dreams. They all know that I used to watch ?The Price is Right? and how much I had always wanted to be a contestant. My dad couldn?t believe that I was able to cross that off of my lifelong list of dreams.?Rebhun experienced a huge victory on ?The Price is Right,? but victory is nothing new to him and his teammates. They have established themselves as one of the top club tennis teams in the nation and sit near the top of the college club tennis rankings.?We are the No. 2 team in the country out of 300 teams,? Rebhun said.The UW team faced great competition while in California and came out with big wins. Since the trip to California, they have competed in New Orleans, Indiana and Michigan. The traveling involved with the team has been a perfect way for members to grow closer to one another and also to play competitively against collegiate club tennis teams across the country.Their most recent tournament was the Midwest Championships that took place in Madison at the Nielsen Tennis Center this past weekend.? The UW club team finished with a huge first-place victory over 24 teams from all over the Midwest.??With a first-place victory, the entire team did well with big wins coming from Kevin Rolston, Sarah Mackay, Scott Peiser and Amanda Sta. Romana, who all went above and beyond their normal playing ability,? Rebhun said.The team has also qualified for the National Championships, which will be held in Cary, N.C., from April 16-20.? There they will face the best teams in the country, including Texas A&M, who currently holds the No. 1 spot.?The team is really looking for a victory,? said Rachel Wein, vice president of the team. ?We didn?t make it to the finals at Nationals last year, but we are much more ready this year.?last_img read more

Dominant win sparks confidence as UW heads into postseason

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s soccer team rounded out its regular season with a commanding 3-0 win over Northwestern on a chilly November afternoon, giving the team confidence moving forward.It was the Badgers’ first game with a goal margin greater than one since the Sept. 29th two-goal victory over Michigan State. For head coach Paula Wilkins the commanding win is a big step in the right direction as the team prepares to move into postseason play.“It’s nice. I think the idea that we created a bunch of chances and people sacrificed in the box a little bit differently than we have in the past. I think it showed something about this team moving forward,” Wilkins said. “It’s a nice way to end this season because I think the Big Ten tournament starts a new season.”With the 3-0 victory, the postseason, or as Wilkins called it, “the new season” begins for the Badgers, and with a new season, comes a new mindset. Going into the Big Ten tournament, the team knows each and every game they play could very well be their last.“I think any time you go into the postseason you have to think about that this could be your last game, and I think there has to be a little more urgency. I think mature teams understand that, and I think with our youth we are going to have to spend a lot of time talking about that,” Wilkins said. “I know this game has given them some of that feeling because they knew they needed to win it.”While overall this Wisconsin team is youthful, a select few veteran players know what the post season entails. One of those players is junior forward Cara Walls, who found the back of the net on Saturday with just more than 12 minutes giving UW a 2-0 lead.Coming into the regular season finale, Walls knew how important it was to get a win in this game, as a loss would have kept Wisconsin out of the Big Ten tournament that allows just eight teams to compete in. Now moving forward, Walls has a lot of confidence in her team. Despite posting just a .500 Big Ten record (5-5-1) in the regular season, she believes they can compete come tournament time.“We are always confident and we know that we have a lot of talent. It’s just coming out, like we did today, hard and ready to go. That’s what we need to bring,” Walls said. “Basically, if you lose you’re out and we don’t want to be done. We want to extend our season as long as possible so we are going to come out hard like we did today.”Walls has started for UW in all 18 games this season, and she finished the regular season with nine goals and four assists. She is second on the team in total points with 22, trailing sophomore midfielder Kinley McNicoll, whose assist on Walls’ goal gave her a team-high 25 points.Seniors say goodbyeAs the home finale for the Badgers this season, it was also senior day for the team’s two seniors, midfielders Alev Kelter and Nicole La Petina. The senior day game is unlike any other game the player has ever experienced, dealing with the different emotions swirling around the veteran players as they take the field.“It was for sure an experience and to have us to pull through with a win on senior day means a lot. Our team is so cohesive this year and I love them so much,” Kelter said. “It was really an honor to play my last home game with them.”Kelter is among UW’s tougher players and has been a force to be reckoned with in the midfield all season long, having started all 18 games. While Kelter didn’t record a goal or assist Saturday, she still finished the regular season fourth on the team in points with nine, off three goals and three assists.Looking ahead to the start of postseason play, the senior is looking at her final games just like how she approached Saturday: like any other game she has played in her career. She knows what she individually must do and what the team as a whole need to do going forward.“I think it was just like any other game. Come and do the simple things well and just play for the team. It was just another day at the office,” Kelter said. “We need to make sure defensively that we stick together and offensively we just keep shots in the net and play as a team.”The Badgers will likely receive the No. 8 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and face off against the top-seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers. The tournaments kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Champaign, Ill.last_img read more

French Ligue 1 star arrested for masturbating in public

first_imgA French Ligue 1 player was arrested after he was reported to the police for masturbating in public.22-year-old Farid El Melali, who plays for Angers, was seen masturbating in the courtyard of his flat as he watched a woman on the ground floor through her window, according to ESPN.The club and the police have since confirmed the player’s arrest and he is being charged with sexual exhibition.The woman’s neighbours, who noticed the Algerian international’s actions called the police to the scene at 10:50 pm local time, on Monday.This is reportedly the second time El Melali has been arrested for the same offence.His lawyer, Sandra Chirac Kollarik said in an interview with the local newspaper that her client was “was not targeting anyone and was not aggressive towards anyone.”El Melali, however, is reported to have admitted his “inappropriate attitude” when questioned by the police.He will now “face trial in terms of an appearance prior to an admission of guilt.”El Melali signed for Angers in 2018 and has since played 28 times for the club.On Monday Angers announced that he had signed a new deal that will keep him at the club till 2023.last_img read more

Whicker: Clippers, Lakers can’t just have eyes for each other

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOklahoma City will be formidable if it can resist the urge to trade Russell Westbrook. Paul George was an MVP Finalist there (unlike Kawhi Leonard) but Danilo Gallinari is a 19-20-point constant and young guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has All-Star stuff within him.Milwaukee isn’t going anywhere. And note that Toronto was 17-5 when Leonard sat in the regular season.But one can’t overstate the tectonic effect of the Clippers signing Leonard and trading for Paul George, the one scenario that a week of towering babble never anticipated.The Lakers quickly activated Plan B. It was barely midnight when they agreed to terms with Danny Green. On Saturday they brought in Quinn Cook and welcomed back Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee. Then the Lakers signed DeMarcus Cousins for one year, a well-managed risk.With Davis and LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma, the terms will be clear. Leonard’s appeal was based on the historic defensive possibilities that he, Davis and James could fashion. But the Lakers can’t miss the man they never had, and they risked an offense with too many cooks.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City A quick survey among 28 NBA teams indicated they still plan to participate in the 2019-20 season.It will not be the El Segundo City Championship, not automatically.The Denver Nuggets return intact, with Nikola Jokic ready to carry forward his playoff averages of 25 points, 13.8 rebounds and 8.4 assists. No introductions and adjustments are necessary. The Nuggets should fly out of the gate.Portland will be just as good, Utah markedly better. Philadelphia tilted the Eastern Conference by signing Al Horford, a Renaissance player who in Boston was an insoluble riddle for Joel Embiid. Meanwhile, the Clippers drew a painstaking map and followed it. It’s the basketball equivalent of Manchester City moving alongside Manchester United.While the Lakers were undercutting Mitch Kupchak, tying themselves to Magic Johnson’s people skills and hiring Rob Pelinka to bring his agent’s portfolio to the contradictory process of team-building, the Clippers had Jerry West.They also had Doc Rivers coaching and Michael Winger, Lawrence Frank and Lee Jenkins in the front office.Methodically they vaporized decades of poor decision-making. Only three years ago they seemed destined for the abyss as Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan were nearing a breakup. But they acquired Pat Beverley, Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, basically their core, for Paul, and they got Tobias Harris for Griffin and then traded him to make room for Leonard. They farmed out Jordan’s salary, and he’s been with three teams since.The Clippers did all this detailing without suffering as much as one losing season, and missed the playoffs only once, while the Lakers dwelt in a septic tank for six years. The Clippers also tailored a communal, no-frills personality that fits Leonard’s.All of this was rooted in 2012 when then-Commissioner and New Orleans steward David Stern inexplicably prohibited the Lakers from trading for Paul but allowed the Clippers to do so.But it also can be traced to 2014. Adam Silver had just succeeded Stern and was charged with cutting out the cancer of Donald T. Sterling. He did so with ruthless precision and won over a whole league of players. Then the impossibly rich and ambitious Steve Ballmer bought the club, hired smart guys and let them work.Leonard had no bad options. Re-signing with Toronto would have been a punishing tax decision, but he is, or was, a national hero and could have won at least one more championship. Signing with the Lakers would have created a Blind Faith-style supergroup and, just with Leonard, Davis and James, a team of historic defensive possibilities.And who can psychoanalyze Leonard? But the Clippers offered something he’d never had: Control.He was under-recruited in Riverside and wound up at San Diego State, in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. He was under-drafted, going No. 15 to San Antonio which traded George Hill for the pick, and was an NBA Finals MVP. He was under-valued when he and the Spurs clashed over his quadriceps injury, and most of the intelligentsia thought Toronto gave up too much, in DeMar DeRozan, to get him. Then he won another NBA Finals MVP.Just this once, Leonard had a chance to set the agenda, to find a Sundance Kid and ride with him.Still, Los Angeles will be the home of intra-city Christmas Night games for the next four years. Staples Center garages will add $20 to park. The courtside seats will be everyone’s red carpet.Using an earthquake as their drum roll, the Clippers and Lakers became the NBA’s best rivalry on Friday night. That will mean something special, as long as they remember they’re not in a league of their own. Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener last_img read more

Ireland preparing for the Match: All Players to get DVD with Matches of the Dragons

first_imgIrish national team player Richard Keogh said he believes his team can win against B&H in the play-off match which is to be played next month. Victory they achieved in the match agaist Germany gave wind to their sails, but Keogh still emphasizes that they will have to be very careful against the Dragons.How dedicated they are to the goal is witnessed by the fact that each national team player of Ireland will get a DVD about the BH players and matches they have played, that will be made by the coach Martin O’Neill and his staff.“Each draw is difficult because of all the teams in it. I think this was a good draw which gives us a chance to achieve a result in Bosnia. Playing the first match in guests is good foor thinking. We know what we should do and win. We did a good job ending third because I think we had the toughest group in the qualifications”, Keogh said.However, despite positive thinking, not for a moment does Keogh underestimate the Dragons and their play.“B&H has a lot of good players and it will not be easy for us. Asmir Begovic, Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko are top players. Therefore, it will be difficult, but we believe in ourselves”, Keogh said.(Source: klix.ba/ photo sportprimus)last_img read more

M’town Volunteers Sought for Two New Committees

first_imgMIDDLETOWN –The township committee is seeking volunteers to help them preserve Middletown’s rich history and chart a course for a vibrant economic future. Volunteers would be appointed to one of two new advisory bodies – the historic preservation commission or the economic development committee.“It’s necessary to preserve the remnants of our storied past for future generations. It’s equally as important that we take steps to ensure future generations have the opportunity to enjoy the high quality of life we enjoy in Middletown today,” Mayor Anthony P. Fiore said.The Middletown Historic Preservation Commission is charged with fostering awareness and appreciation of the community’s history, advancing public knowledge through outreach programs and education, and encouraging the growth of heritage tourism in the township. Members also will be dedicated to collecting, exhibiting and archiving documents and artifacts that tell a tale about the founding of Middletown as one of the state’s earliest colonial settlements as well as its continuing evolution.The historic preservation commission will consist of seven volunteer members – the mayor’s designee, a landmark commission member and five public members appointed by the township committee. The commission is expected to meet six times a year.The Middletown Economic Development Committee will focus on fostering new economic growth and the retention of existing businesses and industries. Members will be charged with uniting business leaders and local elected officials so that they may pool resources and ideas that benefit all residents and businesses. The committee’s goal is to facilitate the creation of a desirable business climate that promotes economic growth, job development and the expansion of the commercial tax base.The economic development committee will consist of seven volunteer members – the mayor’s designee and six public members, including three from the business community. The committee is expected to meet monthly.“There’s an incredible wealth of talented residents and business leaders here in Middletown,” the mayor said. “I’m looking forward to meeting people who can donate some time to help us preserve the past and protect the future.”Residents interested in volunteering their time and experience are encouraged to submit an application on the Middletown Citizen Leadership Form. Applications should be sent to Middletown Citizen Leadership Act, c/o Township Clerk, Town Hall, 1 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748.Additional information is available by calling 732-615-2015. The application can be downloaded from www.middletownnj.org. Look under the “Boards and Commissions” section of the website.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Lion’s Club

first_imgMembers of the Nelson Lion’s Club staged its annual Firewood Sale fundraiser near the older CPR station recently.Mallard’s Source for sports wants to applaud the members for a job well done and its continued support of the Nelson community.The members of the club helping the fundraising cause included Klaus Rachdorf, Travis Naaken, John O’Neil, Arnie Erickson, Micah Polipishen, Trent Nash and Hope McRae.last_img

Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

first_imgBrooks scores 19 to lead Grizzlies over Lakers Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Biles, who won five medals overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter outlining that abuse. Nassar, who spent more than two decades as a physician at USA Gymnastics while also working at Michigan State University, has admitted sexually assaulting gymnasts, possessing child pornography and molesting girls who sought medical treatment. He was sentenced in December to 60 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography and is facing another 40 to 125 years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting seven girls.Biles, now 20, called Nassar’s behavior “completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially from someone whom I was told to trust.” She joins a list of high-profile gymnasts who have come out against Nassar, including six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, 2012 all-around champion Gabby Douglas and two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLike her Olympic teammates, Biles detailed abuse by Nassar that he disguised as treatment.“It is not normal to receive any type of treatment from a trusted team physician and refer to it horrifyingly as the ‘special’ treatment,” Biles wrote. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone USA Gymnastics said in a statement it is “heartbroken, sorry and angry” that Biles and other athletes were harmed by Nassar.“USA Gymnastics’ support is unwavering for Simone and all athletes who courageously came forward to share their experiences,” the organization said in a release. “We are our athletes’ advocates. USA Gymnastics will continue to listen to our athletes and our members in our efforts of creating a culture of empowerment with a relentless focus on athlete safety every single day.”The organization has taken several steps in recent months. President and CEO Steve Penny resigned under pressure last March and was replaced by Kerry Perry, who took over on Dec. 1.The organization hired Toby Stark, a child welfare advocate, as its director of SafeSport last summer. Part of Stark’s mandate is educating members on rules, educational programs and reporting. The federation also adopted over 70 recommendations by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw an extensive independent review.That’s not far enough for some. Raisman has urged the organization to remove chairman of the board Paul Parilla among others. Biles, like Raisman, wants USA Gymnastics to take a deeper look at the conditions that allowed Nassar’s behavior to run unchecked for so long.“We need to know why this was able to take place for so long and to so many of us,” Biles said. “We need to make sure something like this never happens again.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 View comments FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, United States gymnast Simone Biles displays her gold medal for floor during the artistic gymnastics women’s apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a statement via Twitter on Monday, Jan. 15, 2017, Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.Drawing in part from their strength, the four-time gold medalist acknowledged Monday she is among the athletes who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar.ADVERTISEMENT Biles is in the beginning stages of a return to competition, a journey that includes visits to the national team’s training center at the Karolyi Ranch north of Houston, where she said the abuse occurred.“It is impossibly difficult to relive these experiences and it breaks my heart even more to think that as I work towards my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused,” Biles wrote.USA Gymnastics initially agreed to buy the Karolyi Ranch in the summer of August 2016, following the retirement of longtime national team coordinator Martha Karolyi, but then backed out of the deal. The national team continues to use the facility while options for a replacement are explored.Biles says she initially wondered if she was to blame.“For too long I’ve asked myself, ‘Was I too naive? Was it may fault?’” Biles wrote. “I now know the answer to those questions. No. No. It was not my fault. No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG, and others.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

Housewife commits suicide at Golden Fleece

first_imgA 56-year-old housewife from Lot 8 Golden Fleece Public Road on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) reportedly committed suicide on Tuesday after suffering from prolonged mental illness. Dead is Dewantie Rampersaud whose body was discovered by her husband around noon on Tuesday hanging from a rafter in one of their bedrooms.Information received indicates the deceased was living with her husband and two grandchildren in a wooden and concrete house. The deceased husband, Doroop Rampersaud, said he last saw his wife alive around 09:00h on Tuesday morning.After the shocking discovery was made, an alarm was raised and the Police was summoned. There was no mark of violence on the deceased body. The body was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead after which her body was transported to the Suddie Funeral Home where it awaits a post-mortem examination.last_img read more