first_imgMatch reports by UPLVipers 1-0 BulVipers kept up the pressure on leaders KCCA by pipping Bul 1-0 at Nakivubo in the Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL) on Saturday. Vipers celebrate. PHOTO UPLSaturday resultsSadolin Paints 0 Police 1Saints 1 Express 2Lweza 0 C Villa 0Vipers 1 BUL 0JMC Hippos 1 URA 3Soana 1 Kirinya 0Proline 2 Bright Stars 2 Erisa Ssekisambu scored the only goal of the match as Abdallah Mubiru’s men picked only their second win in four league matches so far.The Saints 1-2 ExpressExpress edged the Saints 2-1 in Bombo on Saturday to keep up their pursuit of leaders KCCA in the Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL).A Dennis Ssekitoleko own goal and John Ssemazi second half strike capped it for the Red Eagles while Ivan Kiwewa’s effort for the Saints could only count for a consolation.READ FULL STORIES HERE (click here)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgWijnaldum’s versatility has been invaluable to Klopp, who will hope the Dutchman can use his athleticism and power to set the tempo in midfield.For Tottenham, Christian Eriksen will be looking to run the game too, but more quietly, the Dane’s craft and vision will be essential if Spurs want to break down Liverpool’s stubborn defence.If Eriksen is denied space to thread balls for the likes of Kane, Son and Dele Alli to find, Liverpool could be halfway there.Liverpool v ExpectationIt has been a long time since Liverpool last went into a European final as favourites and much could depend on how they handle the pressure.Liverpool finished 26 points above Tottenham in the Premier League this season, beat them home and away, and have lost to them only once in the last 13 matches.They also know what it feels like to play in a Champions League final, with most of this team there in Kiev last year, when they were beaten by Real Madrid.That experience should be an advantage but expectation can create tension too. Liverpool must not blink.Tottenham v NervesTottenham are the underdogs but there is never nothing to lose in a game of this magnitude.For some of their players, it is likely to be their only shot at winning club football’s biggest prize and for all of them except Toby Alderweireld, it will be their first Champions League final.Alderweireld and Hugo Lloris, who won the World Cup with France last year, will be among those trying to keep their team-mates calm because against Liverpool, notorious for fast starts, there will be no time for adjustment.After three weeks to stew, Spurs have to ensure nerves do not strangle their performance.Share on: WhatsApp Champions League trophy. PHOTO via @ChampionsLeagueMadrid, Spain | AFP | Tottenham and Liverpool play for the biggest prize in club football on Saturday as the two Premier League teams go head-to-head in the Champions League final.Liverpool are aiming to win their sixth European Cup in Madrid while a surprise victory for Spurs would earn them their first.Here, AFP Sport looks at five key battles that could decide the contest.Pochettino v KloppMauricio Pochettino has said he expects this match to be a battle of emotions, not tactics, but his duel with Jurgen Klopp could go a long way to settling the final.For Pochettino, the big call will be around Harry Kane, who could be fit enough to start but will he be sharp enough to merit the risk?Klopp’s biggest selection dilemma is in midfield, where he has to pick three from Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner and Fabinho.His choice could offer a clue as to Liverpool’s approach, whether they want a fast, open game, the kind they usually favour. It is the kind Tottenham, with their speed in attack, might be happy with too.Salah v RoseMohamed Salah played only 30 minutes of last year’s final, forced off after a collision with Sergio Ramos, and the Egyptian will surely be eager to make up for lost time.Even if his season has not had the explosiveness of last, Salah remains Liverpool’s deadliest threat and how Danny Rose handles him will be key to Tottenham’s hopes.Rose was outstanding during Tottenham’s quarter-final triumph over Ajax, showing the kind of form that once made him one of the finest full-backs in Europe. A repeat this weekend would give Spurs a good chance.Eriksen v WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum was the star of Liverpool’s incredible comeback against Barcelona in the semi-finals and Klopp is likely to rely on him again in Madrid.last_img read more

first_imgIn this May 25, 2014, file photo, driver Kurt Busch, right, prepares to kiss girlfriend Patricia Driscoll after dropping out of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Coca-Cola 600 auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, and police in Delaware said Friday they are investigating.The Dover Police Department said the allegations were brought to the department Wednesday. Busch’s ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, 36, said the allegations involved an incident inside his motorhome at a race at Dover International Speedway in September. The couple broke up about a week before.Driscoll has filed court documents asking that a judge order Busch to stay away from her and not contact her. She also is asking that Busch undergo a psychiatric evaluation and be evaluated by a certified domestic violence treatment agency.The documents, filed Wednesday, say Busch was despondent the night of Sept. 26 after his poor performance at the qualifying session.“He was verbally abusive to her and said he wished he had a gun so that he could kill himself,” the documents say.Driscoll said Busch, 36, called her names and accused her of “having spies everywhere and having a camera on the bus to watch him.” He then jumped up, grabbed her face and smashed her head three times against the wall next to the bed, Driscoll says in the documents.Driscoll says she pushed Busch away and ran from the bedroom, going to a nearby bus to put an ice pack on her head and neck. She said the incident caused her severe pain, difficulty breathing and bruising on her neck.A hearing in the case is scheduled for Dec. 2.An attorney for Busch said he was cooperating with the investigation.“This allegation is a complete fabrication by a woman who has refused to accept the end of a relationship and Mr. Busch vehemently denies her allegations in every respect,” attorney Rusty Hardin said in an emailed statement.NASCAR said it was aware of the situation and gathering information. Busch has not been charged. If he is, his case would play out after a series of high-profile cases involving prominent athletes ignited a national debate about how professional leagues handle allegations of abuse surface.A spokesman for Stewart-Haas Racing, Mike Arning, said Busch’s team was still gathering facts about the incident and not in a position to comment.Known as “The Outlaw” in racing circles, Busch is the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and one of the more accomplished drivers in the series. He was in his car practicing Friday for this weekend’s race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.Driscoll is an executive for a small Washington, D.C.-based defense consulting firm and president of the Armed Forces Foundation, a nonprofit for veterans. The couple met at a foundation dinner in 2011, and after hitting it off, Busch became a spokesman and ambassador for the foundation. The group severed its ties with him Friday because of the “serious nature of the allegations.”Busch has a history of run-ins on and off the track with drivers, NASCAR officials and reporters. He was suspended by Roush Racing for the last two races of the 2005 season after police cited him for reckless driving.A fan caught Busch on video verbally abusing an ESPN reporter during the 2011 season finale, and Busch was fined $50,000 by NASCAR after the clip was posted on YouTube. He was suspended for one race in 2012 for verbally abusing a reporter.Busch has seen a sports psychologist to learn to tame his emotions.But with Driscoll, he appeared to have softened his image. She and her son, Houston, became fixtures in Busch’s life. The pair came across as a happy couple when Busch attempted to complete the Coca Cola 600 and the Indianapolis 500 on the same day earlier this year, a feat only a handful of other drivers have attempted. They welcomed reporters into her Ellicott City, Maryland, home and cameras followed them around for weeks for the NBC documentary “Kurt Busch: 36.”They acted like a family: Busch, Driscoll and Houston went on a hunting trip this year in New Zealand and Busch took Houston fly fishing. The child got the nickname “The Mini Outlaw” as a regular at the track.She celebrated his accomplishments publicly. Busch made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in his first season at Stewart-Haas Racing, and Driscoll tweeted regular updates from his NASCAR races this season. They frequently embraced on the track, or were seen walking hand in hand, never shying from public displays of affection.Busch’s talent has never been doubted, with 25 career Cup wins and the 2004 championship. But his prickly personality has scared away sponsors, and rides with deep-pocketed owners Jack Roush and Penske fizzled. His career detoured into journeyman status with single-car teams the last two seasons before landing at SHR.last_img read more

first_imgWinter is just around the corner . . . non believers simply look outside.And rather than hiding inside for the next few months, why not get outside and enjoy winter this year by hitting the slopes with your Grade 4 and 5 children.Skiing and snowboarding are two of Canada’s most popular winter sports and one of the best ways to stay active this winter.Don’t let kids hibernate this season. Once they feel the pride and exhilaration of zooming down the hills they won’t want to stay home and play video games. Keeping your children healthy and active should never be a strain on your pockets and the Canadian Ski Council along with ski areas from across the country want to help. Pick up a Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass and find hundreds of ways to save this winter.The SnowPass is valid from December 1 to the end of the ski season. For the first time ever, the SnowPass is now national and can be used at over 150 ski areas all across Canada.SnowPass registration can now be completed online at www.snowpass.ca, complete the registration form, upload a photo, proof of age/grade and pay a small administration fee of $29.95 including taxes. Applications are open to anyone in grade 4 or 5 (or who was born in 2002 and 2003).  Your child’s very own SnowPass will be mailed straight to your door giving you hundreds of ways to save this season.The SnowPass program offers you hundreds of opportunities to get your children out of the house and onto the slopes!To learn more about the Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass online go to www.snowpass.ca or www.passeportdesneiges.ca.Application forms are also available from elementary school teachers or at participating Sport Chek stores Canada-wide.This year’s program begins December 1.last_img read more

first_imgBoston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) looks to move against Phoenix Suns’ Tyler Ulis right, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. The Celtics won 116-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — With Boston in danger of blowing a big fourth-quarter lead, Kyrie Irving stepped up again for the Celtics.Irving had a key 3-pointer and a driving basket in the closing two minutes, helping Boston hold off the Phoenix Suns for a 116-111 victory on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “This whole week I’ve been getting questions about the game,” he said. “But like I said, it was a great night. Tried to come out and be aggressive. Just fell a little short.”Phoenix cut a 17-point deficit to 105-103 on Chandler’s dunk late in the game. But Irving, who returned to the game with 4 1/2 minutes left with the lead down to eight, responded with a 3 from the right wing on the next possession, and his spinning shot off the backboard made it 112-106 with 29 seconds left.“We have to do more of that for Kyrie, so he can just go out there and not have to work so hard all the time,” Horford said.Leading by one late in the third, the Celtics closed the quarter with an 11-2 run. Marcus Morris’ alley-oop jam in the final seconds made it 89-79.Boston then scored the first seven points in the fourth before Phoenix rallied with 15 of the next 19 points over a five-minute stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “Kyrie’s ability to make those shots with very little space is pretty impressive,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “We put ourselves in a bad spot after that fourth-quarter run.”Irving finished with 19 points, leading a balanced attack for NBA-leading Boston (20-4). Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris each scored 17 points, Jayson Tatum had 15 and Al Horford added 14 points and a career-best 11 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDevin Booker scored a season-high 38 points for Phoenix in his first game at TD Garden since he put up 70 against the Celtics on March 24. T.J. Warren had 19 points, and Tyson Chandler finished with 14 points and 18 rebounds.Booker was certainly thinking about playing in Boston again. View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “It’s just understanding the game and what’s available and not making mistakes down the stretch,” Suns interim coach Jay Triano said.Coming off a season-low two points when he played only 22 minutes, Brown scored 16 in the opening half.TIP-INSSuns: Reserve C Alex Len was sidelined by a sore left ankle. “It’s still bothering him a little bit,” Triano said before the game. “I think if we needed him, he could play.”Celtics: Improved to 10-2 at home. … They shot 57.5 percent (23 of 40) in the opening half, going 9 for 17 on 3-point attempts. … Stevens switched his starting lineup for the second half, inserting Daniel Theis and removing Aron Baynes.OUCHBooker banged right knees with Brown late in the first quarter and limped slowly to the bench during a timeout. He pointed toward the right side of his knee while talking to the trainer, but returned at the start of the second and nailed a jumper in the opening minute.NOT WATCHING AGAINA good portion of questions to Stevens in his pregame session with the media focused on the Suns’ last visit, when Booker put on his show in a Celtics’ victory.“We didn’t show much of him last year,” Stevens said. “We talked a little bit about how he gets his points, obviously.” In that game, Booker scored 51 after halftime, making an NBA-record 20 free throws for a half.UP NEXTSuns: At the 76ers on Monday in the fifth of a season-high six-game road trip. It’s the first meeting between the teams this season.Celtics: Host the Bucks in the fourth of a five-game homestand. 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first_imgCoach Cal whispering something into Tyler Ulis' ear.LAWRENCE, KS – JANUARY 30: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Tyler Ulis #3 during the final minutes of overtime in the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on January 30, 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Kentucky had little difficulty getting past Tennessee Tuesday night. After a close first half, the Wildcats (26-0, 13-0 SEC) blew by the Volunteers (14-11, 6-7 SEC) in the final 20 minutes, winning, 66-48. The blowout victory did not come without some physicality, though. Kentucky freshman guard Tyler Ulis appeared to take a hard shot to the face from a Tennessee guard in the first half. Check out this play: Did anyone see this except @BraxtonDsnyder? pic.twitter.com/BdzD94RdK0— Aaron’s Right Shoe (@AaronsRightShoe) February 18, 2015Was it a punch? A shove? Just incidental contact? It’s tough to tell. Whatever it was, it’s something you usually see a foul called for, and there was no whistle blown last night. [KSR]last_img read more

first_imgEDMONTON – The organizer of an international horror movie festival in Edmonton has pulled an ad used to promote the fall event following complaints about the image.It showed two scantily clad women chained up and appearing to be in distress, and was used to advertise VIP passes for the Festival of Fear in October.Lianne Makuch says she was one of a number of people who reached out to the organizer with concerns.She says she was shocked to see the image come across her Facebook news feed on Monday.Founder Barry Gillis says he couldn’t believe the outrage.He says the image was taken from a film he is directing.Makuch says matters were made worse when Gillis responded to complaints by calling people names and making inappropriate suggestive comments.“His response has been extremely unprofessional, immature and really insensitive,” Makuch said.Gillis admitted to reacting in that way.“That was my initial reaction when I first started seeing these complaints come in,” he said in an interview with CTV Edmonton. “I thought: ‘This is ridiculous.’”The photo was part of a sponsored Facebook ad that was meant only for people interested in horror movies, but it ended up being more widely distributed, Gillis said.“I don’t know what happened. I think I clicked ‘boost’ on the post and … I thought the audience was already chosen,” Gillis said.“When I checked it later I was, like, ‘Ugh. This is why this is happening.’”Gillis took the photo down reluctantly after the festival’s venue, Landmark Cinemas, threatened to pull the plug.“If Landmark Cinemas didn’t say anything, would the photo still be out there? Yes,” he said.(CTV Edmonton)last_img read more