Scorpions claim first-innings honours

first_img SCOREBOARD SCORPIONS 1st Innings (overnight 229 for seven) J Campbell lbw b Sebastien 43 *P Palmer c Sebastien b Mathew 0 K Edwards c Bobb Sebastien 24 A McCarthy lbw b Peters 92 B King c Bobb Sebastien 17 +C Baugh lbw b Sebastien 8 D Bernard Jr c Bascombe Sebastien 43 N Miller c Bascombe Sebastien 8 D Jacobs c Polius Shillingford 7 J Dawes c Smith Sebastien 8 M Mindley not out 3 Extras (lb5, nb1) 6 TOTAL (all out, 108 overs) 259 Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-71, 3-76, 4-106, 5-126, 6-214, 7-229, 8-242, 9-254, 10-259. Bowling: Mathew 17-6-25-1, Peters 16-3-40-1, Shillingford 24-2-59-1 (nb1), Bobb 24-5-72-0, Sebastien 27-4-58-7. VOLCANOES 1st Innings D Smith c Campbell b Dawes 1 T Theophile c McCarthy b Miller 33 M Bascombe lbw b Jacobs 23 K Lesporis c McCarthy b Jacobs 17 +S Ambris c Campbell b Miller 89 D Polius lbw b Jacobs 8 *L Sebastien c King b Miller 10 S Shillingford c Bernard Miller 14 A Bobb c Palmer Mindley 11 M Matthew not out 0 K Peters b Mindley 0 Extras (b1, lb2, nb3) 6 TOTAL (all out, 70.2 overs) 212 Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-58, 3-60, 4-87, 5-103, 6-122, 7-178, 8-212, 9-212, 10-212. Bowling: Mindley 9.2-2-22-2, Dawes 9-0-40-1, Miller 31-7-67-4, Jacobs 20-1-76-3, Campbel 1-0-4-0. SCORPIONS 2nd Innings P Palmer not out 3 J Campbell not out 2 TOTAL (without loss, 6 overs) 5 Bowling: Mathew 2-0-2-0, Peters 1-0-2-0, Shillingford 2-2-0-0, Sebastien 1-0-1-0. Position: Scorpions lead by 52 runs with all ten second innings wickets intact. Toss: Scorpions. Umpires: C Taylor, Zahid Bassarath. A four-wicket haul from left-arm spinner Nikita Miller put Jamaica Scorpions in pole position for the third and penultimate day of their WICB First-Class Championship clash against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park. Demonstrating control, mixed with guile, Miller picked up four for 67, as the Windwards, replying to 259 made by Jamaica, were bowled out 212. Batting a second time, the Jamaicans, who enjoyed a 47-run lead, then closed on five without loss, 52 runs ahead. “We are in a good position,” revealed Jamaica captain Paul Palmer Jr. “I think we did well to get them out for a total under 250 as the pitch got a bit easier to bat on during their innings. “It’s now up to us to try and build on the lead that we have and try to get to set them a total of over 300 runs.” Resuming the day on 230 for seven, Jamaica went on to add another 29 runs for their last three wickets with overnight batsman David Bernard Jr, adding 11 to his overnight 32. He was the second to last batsman to be dismissed, caught at the wicket off the bowling off-spinner all-rounder, Liam Sebastien. The diminutive Sebastien, a former West Indies Under-19 representative, utilised a lot of flight and got bounced and turned to finish with seven for 58. The haul was his second best ever, with seven for 49 being his previous best. The Windwards, however, in their response, were never allowed to settle and, throughout their innings, lost wickets at regular intervals. AT PROVIDENCE: Leeward Islands Hurricanes, replying to Guyana Jaguars’ 419 for nine declared, were 48 for four at the close on the second day of their second-round match at the National Stadium yesterday. Scores: JAGUARS, 419 for nine declared (Vishaul Singh 150; Shiv Chanderpaul 65; Steven Jacobs, 63 not out; Chris Barnwell 48; Anthony Bramble 42; Alzarri Joseph 5-99; Jacques Taylor, 3-70). HURRICANES, 48 for four; (Steve Liburd, 20 not out; Chris Barnwell 2-5; Gudakesh Motie 2-7). AT KENSINGTON OVAL: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, replying to Barbados Pride’s 300 all out, were 153 for five at the close on the second day of their second round match here yesterday. Scores: PRIDE, 300 (Shamarh Brooks 111; Roston Chase 59; Kyle Corbin 46; Shane Dowrich 48; Imran Khan, 4-75; Shannon Gabriel, 3-49; Kavesh Kantasingh, 2-80). RED FORCE, 153 for five (Kyle Hope 45; Steven Katwaroo, 27 not out; Yannick Ottley, 26 not out; Kevin Stoute, 2-25.last_img read more

Greek match postponed after coach injured by toilet roll

first_imgThe incident prompted the Olympiakos team to leave the pitch in protest before riots erupted outside the ground.“I took my team and left. Goodbye,” angry Olympiakos vice-president and general director Savvas Theodoridis told referee Alexandros Aretopoulos.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 folkHowever, PAOK communications director Kyriakos Kyriakos said: “It was obvious that Olympiakos came here with that goal (to suspend the match). They have been provoking for 30 years now. They came to scream and to provoke.”Angry PAOK fans leaving the stadium then clashed with police who used tear gas to quell the violence. MOST READ PAOK’s supporters throw toilet rolls and other projectiles prior to the Greek Super League match between Olympiakos and PAOK on February 25, 2018 at the Toumba Stadium in Thessaloniki. The Greek Super League match Olympiakos versus PAOK  was postponed after Olympiakos’ Spanish coach Oscar Garcia was hit in the face by a roll of toilet paper. (AFP PHOTO / SAKIS MITROLIDIS)The Greek Super League derby between PAOK Thessaloniki and Olympiakos was called off on Sunday after Olympiakos coach Oscar Garcia was struck in the face by a toilet roll thrown by a spectator minutes before kick-off.Garcia left Toumba Stadium and brought to a local hospital to seek treatment for a bloodied lip. Police are guarding Garcia’s room and the hospital has not issued a statement on his condition.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PAOK are the league leaders and have a nine-point advantage over third-place Olympiakos, which have won the last seven straight league titles.Aretopoulos was finishing his report with the match most likely to be officially suspended leading to a possible heavy punishment for PAOK, which may include a loss of points as well as a fine.                 /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Gilas five repeats over Japan Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Thomas Duncan Receives Treatment, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

first_imgTexas Health Presbyterian Hospital officials are making frantic efforts to save the life of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan since his health condition was upgraded from critical to worse last week.Information reaching the Daily Observer says the 42 year-old Duncan has been receiving a drug, known as Brincidofoyir, which has shown promise in the fight against Ebola.Mr. Duncan has been receiving doses of the experimental anti-viral drug since Saturday. The drug Brincidofoyir was  developed by North Carolina-based Chimerix, and is approved for the treatment of the herpes virus.The United States Food and Drug Administration, (FDA), granted Duncan’s doctors permission to use the drug after his condition worsened.The FDA grants emergency access to unapproved drugs on a case-by-case basis, according to information reaching the Daily Observer yesterday. “[This is usually done] when a patient faces a life-threatening condition for which there are no alternatives,” the information added.The agency has not approved any drugs or vaccines to safely and effectively treat Ebola, this newspaper was told. Mr. Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas last Tuesday after arriving in the United States from Liberia. He flew into Dulles International Airport in   Virginia and on to Dallas, Texas. Two other experimental drugs developed specifically for Ebola have been used in American patients, though it’s unclear if they had any effect. Additional information said:“The small supply of one drug, ZMapp, was exhausted after being used on a few patients. “A second drug, TKM-Ebola from Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, has been used in at least one patient and is said to be in limited supply.”The Atlanta based US Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention is meanwhile monitoring 48 people who came into contact with Mr. Duncan while he was exhibiting Ebola symptoms.But the encouraging news is that none are showing any sign of the virus which develops between one and 21 days after an individual has had contact with the disease.Meanwhile Mr. Duncan’s mother, Nowai Gartay, was driven 15 hours by family members from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina to Dallas, Texas on Monday, where she hoped to find a way to talk to her son.In a video message filmed for her son with American NBC station last week, Mrs. Gartay said: “I love you. I pray for you to get well. My whole thinking is on you.”These latest developments have dispelled rumors circulating in Monrovia that patient Duncan would not be attended to by the Americans, simply because he had taken a deadly virus into their country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Witch Hunt or Conflict of Interest?

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf celebrated Liberia’s midfield maestro Kelvin Sebwe in 2009 for being the only Liberian professional to officially hang his boots at home (Liberia) from both national and international football ending a career spanning more than two decades.Sebwe was recommended and appointed Technical Director for Football Development at the Youth and Sports Ministry created by the group Transfer of Knowledge through Expatriate National (TOKTEN), in collaboration with the Civil Servant Agency (CSA), and sponsored by the UNDP in 2010.About six months later, the focus of TOKTEN’s program was diverted from sports to education and agriculture, canceling the program at the Youth and Sports Ministry.Coach Sebwe was subsequently employed by then Minister of Youth and Sports, Madam Etmonia David Tarpeh, as Technical Director for Sports Development.In 2010 the ex-midfield maestro, along with Henry Browne (the Technical Director of the Liberia Football Association) and others achieved CAF’s License B Certificate in coaching.In 2011, Coach Sebwe was appointed Deputy Coach under Italian coach Roberto Landi to manage the national football team, Lone Star, as well as Deputy Coach under Coach Kaetu Smith.It means, he served as deputy coach during the administrations of Etmonia David Tarpeh and S. Tornorlah Varpilah.Fortunately, Coach Sebwe was appointed for the ‘third time’ as Deputy Coach, under his former teammate, Coach James Salinsa Debbah.Unfortunately, about a month after Coach Debbah and others penned their contracts – making them legitimate employees, Coach Sebwe is yet to sign.Impeccable sources told the Daily Observer that the impediment of signing Coach Sebwe’s contract is owing to what is described as a ‘Conflict of Interest’ while others called it a ‘witch hunt.’Two staffers in the Sports Bureau of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said yesterday that the Ministry is arguing that if Coach Sebwe is employed at the LFA and the same time serving as Technical Director for Sports Development, then it is a conflict of interest.The staffers said the Ministry’s revised handbook forbids an employee from working at two places – but the staff didn’t say whether the law affects appointed employees or support staff.However, some football pundits believe that the Ministry’s decision against Coach Sebwe’s contract to assist Lone Star is due to political differences–where Coach Sebwe is a member of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and openly supported Sen. George M. Weah in the 2014 Special Senatorial Elections and Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe, a former Secretary General and Executive Member of the CDC, supported the President’s son, Robert Sirleaf.The football pundits are arguing that if the Head Coach of Lone Star, James Salinsa Debbah, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the Liberia Maritime Authority, and Coach Janjay Jacobs, the Deputy Coach of the U-23 Lone Star can sign their contracts, while Coach Sebwe, who is the Technical Director for Sports All Development couldn’t sign.The President of the LFA, Musa H. Bility in his monthly press conference resumed in Match, admitted that Coach Sebwe was not among those who signed their contracts, and promised to ensure that the 43-year-old pen his deal.All efforts to contact Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe through his cell phone and his office on 19th Street, proved futileCoach Sebwe will not speak on the matter when contacted by the Daily Observer yesterday but expressed disappointment over the delay to complete his contract with the LFA.“If it were either Madam Etmonia Tarpeh or Hon. S. Tornorlah Varpilah, I would have signed my contract long since,” Coach Sebwe said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

20-Yr Old Dies in Gbarnga Fire

first_imgA 20 year old man identified as Emmanuel Chaplay, alias God Gift, died in a fire that consumed his father’s three bedroom residence in the Brooklyn Community in Gbarnga late Tuesday, July 19. Circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire have not been established by the Crime Services Division (CSD) of the Liberia National Police (LNP) Bong County Detachment and the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS), but eyewitnesses said the fire was caused by a candle, which Chaplay forgot to put out.They said the fire started at 11p.m., with neighbors exerting efforts to extinguish the flames, but were prevented from entering the house since the iron doors and steel window frames erected to protect the home from burglars were all locked.The Daily Observer learned that Chaplay, who was crying for help, said he could not locate the key to the iron door because the fire was too intense in the house.“We fought to break some parts of the building to enter to save Emmanuel Chaplay from the fire, but we did not succeed,” explained neighbor Samuel Weedor.According to the father of the deceased, Emmanuel Chaplay Sr., his son was alone in the partly constructed house; that he’d always used his phone’s torchlight to get around, instead of a candle, which was speculated to be the cause of the fire.The late Chaplay was a student at the Alexandria A. Andrews Academy in Gbarnga and had been promoted to the 12th grade. He was reportedly expected to travel to the United States at the end of the 2016/2017 school year.The victim’s father blamed witchcraft for his son’s death, though he could not explain the details of his claim, especially regarding who may have been involved in the witchcraft activity that resulted in the death of his son.He denied his son being a habitual consumer of alcoholic beverages.Meanwhile, the charred remains of the late Chaplay were laid to rest yesterday at the Gbarnga Cemetery. Many residents have described his death as painful, and attributed the cause of his demise to the lack of equipments to break into the house to save him and “the ineffective LNFS personnel assigned in the county.”“If the Fire Service was equipped with fire trucks and other firefighting machines, this man would not have died in this fire because the time the fire gutted the house was still early,” a resident said.It was gathered from the neighbors that the father of the victim is a prominent businessman in Gbarnga. Liberia National Police and the LNFS Bong County Detachment in a joint statement said they are conducting preliminary investigations to establish the cause of the fire. LNFS Bong County Commander David Flomo admitted that the lack of firefighting equipment and a vehicle to patrol the county remains a major challenge for his detachment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberia Scores High At ECOWAS

first_imgLiberia has recorded high scores on the level of its commitment to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) by ratifying all of the remaining 32 ECOWAS Protocols and Conventions and being in full compliance with the Community Levy protocol.A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says the disclosure was contained in a Country Report by the countries’ legislative representatives to the ECOWAS Parliament presented on Monday, September 26.Liberia, as at the end of April this year, had the highest number of un-ratified Protocols and Conventions that amounted to 32, a situation the Liberian delegation during its last Country Report at the time regretted. The Liberian team then pledged to institute immediate corrective interventions.Presenting the report on behalf of the Liberian delegation, Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe, Jr. proudly informed fellow regional parliamentarians that he and his fellow Liberian legislators, in collaboration with the Executive Branch, and with the assistance of the TechnicalWorking Group (TWG) of the ECOWAS Chairperson Coordinating Committee (ECCC), have redeemed that pledge.He stated, “We are pleased therefore, to report to you that on Thursday September 15, 2016, Liberia by the concurrent actions of the House of Representatives and the Senate ratified all of the remaining 32 ECOWAS Protocols and Conventions all of which have been signed by the President, printed into handbills and herewith domesticated.”At the same time, Liberia, as of August 2016, is in full compliance with ECOWAS’ Community Levy Protocol, according to the Country Report.The levy includes all payments of arrears and the current monthly assessment, collection, lodgment and remittance of the levy proceeds received as of August 30, 2016.Sinoe County Representative Jefferson Karmon, the Third Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, presided over Monday’s session. The session also witnessed presentations of Country Reports from other ECOWAS Member States.Senators George Manneh Weah and Prince Yormie Johnson of Montserrado and Nimba Counties, respectively and Representative Haja Fata Siryon of Bomi County, who complete the Liberian delegation, were also present during the presentation of the Country Report.Representative Snowe, in his presentation, assured regional colleagues of his delegation’s determination to maximize Liberia’s Chairmanship of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS to the advantage of the ECOWAS Parliament.The dispatch adds that Snowe renewed in particular the commitment of the Liberian delegation, and Liberia in general, to advancing the attainment of ECOWAS’ Vision 2020. Vision 2020 targets moving the Community from an ECOWAS of States to an ECOWAS of Peoples. The Liberia Country Report also covered other wide ranging developments that have obtained in the country since the Parliament’s last session in May of the year.They included the political, security and refugee situations in the region as well as the status of implementation of the other ECOWAS programs, including the Macro-economic Program and the ECOWAS Infrastructural and Transportation Policies and Programs.The delegation concluded its report by commending the government and people of Nigeria: “History will judge us wrong were we to leave this stage without thanking the loving people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for their continuous hospitality towards us during our stay here.”The presentation of Country Reports forms part of the agenda of the ongoing session of the 2nd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja, which opened last week Thursday, September 22, and ends next week Friday, October 7.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gov’t Gets 10 Days to Produce Evidence

first_imgFailure on the part of lawyers prosecuting the Global Witness bribery scandal to make available all evidence in their possession to defendant Alex Tyler yesterday was enough for Criminal Court ‘C’ to give prosecutors a ten-day ultimatum to produce the documents.They were requested to produce evidence in order to enable Tyler, Bomi County District#1 Representative, to prepare his defense against the charges.Meanwhile, Judge Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay granted Tyler’s request and warned prosecutors to make disclosure of all evidence in their possession against the five persons accused in the Global Witness allegation.“Prosecution is hereby instructed to make available the evidence as demanded by defendant Tyler within ten days, effective as of December 26, with the exception of the bank accounts which are still being contested,” declared Judge Gbeisay.“The court may view failure (to comply) as sufficient grounds to dismiss the charges levied against Tyler,” Gbeisay stated. “It is not debatable that Tyler is entitled to disclosure of evidence against or in his favor, which evidence is supposed to be in the possession of the state.”Before Judge Gbeisay’s decision, state lawyers argued that they cannot produce the evidence now on grounds that co-defendant Senator Varney Sherman of Grand Cape Mount County and the Sherman & Sherman Law Firm that together with Tyler are to be jointly tried have refused to turn over their bank accounts, which the defendants used to transfer the money to commit the alleged bribery, despite Criminal Court A’s (where they were indicted) judgment for them to do so. The case was later transferred to Criminal Court ‘C.’ Senator Sherman appealed to the Supreme Court on that judgment, which is yet to be decided.Further to that argument, prosecutors said if Judge Gbeisay cannot force Sherman to withdraw his appeal, it means they (defendants) are not serious about (prosecution) disclosing the evidence so that they can proceed with the merits or demerits of the case.They also argued that bank accounts were material and relevant pieces of documentary evidence for the prosecution to go ahead with the case.The Special Presidential Task Force setup by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to prosecute the defendants initially boasted that it has in its possession sufficient evidence to convict Tyler and Sherman.They made that revelation at a press conference in July this year after representatives returned from the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa in hunt of evidence.Tyler together with Senator Varney Sherman, Ernest C.B. Jones, former Lands, Mines and Energy Minister, Christopher Onanuga and Sable Mining, a UK based company, were indicted for the commission of bribery, criminal conspiracy, solicitation and facilitation and economic sabotage. Defendant Tyler, according to the Global Witness, allegedly received a bribe in the amount of US$75,000 to favor Sable Mining Company to have access to iron ore rich Wologizi Mountain in Lofa County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

More US extraditions of fugitives hiding in Guyana imminent

first_imgThe successful extradition of United States fugitive Troy Thomas has paved the way for similar procedures for criminals hiding in Guyana.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said that fugitives would no longer be able to hide in Guyana after committing crimes abroad. He told the media at a recent press conference that more persons were expected to be extradited in the near future to face charges for crimes they committed in other countries.“So, we are moving forward. We are also internationally collaborating with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) far more, getting people to be extradited out of the country; all those are major developments with America when previously we could not. And we are going to extradite lots more people quite frankly, so it is going to be progress being made,” he said.Minister Ramjattan added that the collaborative efforts to ensure that extraditions were done so that justice could be served, regardless of which country a fugitive may be hiding in, would ensure that people pay for the crimes they commit.Just last week, US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch told the media that her country would continue to partner with Guyana on the security front.“… US and Guyanese security collaboration made history as we worked together on the highly successful extradition of alleged murderer Troy Thomas; the first extradition to the US in well over a decade. We will continue to partner on the governance front to adhere to the rule of law and to strengthen institutions, both governmental and non-governmental to become more transparent and accountable,” the Ambassador said.Thomas fled to Guyana after allegedly killing Keith Frank, 20, a Guyanese, on December 11, 2011, at Richmond Hill, New York. He has also been accused of inflicting injuries upon Dr Katherine Maloney.Since 2012, authorities in the US had issued a wanted bulletin for the murder suspect. In 2018, the US Attorney General and the US Secretary of State sent an extradition request to the Guyana Government.As a result of the request, Thomas was apprehended by the Guyana Police Force last year and was kept in custody at the Lusignan Prison. However, a legal battle ensued after Thomas claimed that he was in fact Marvin Williams and not Troy Thomas. After a year of legal proceedings, High Court Judge, Justice Navindra Singh ruled on April 4, 2019, that there was sufficient evidence against Thomas to warrant his extradition to the US.After being taken back to the US, Thomas was charged with second-degree murder.Currently, US-based Guyanese Marcus Bisram is trying to fight his extradition from the North American country to Guyana for the murder of a Corentyne, Berbice carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt, who was killed at Number 70 Village.So far, five men – Orlando Dickie, Radesh Motie, Diodath Datt, Harri Paul Parsram, and Niran Yacoob – have been charged and have been recently committed to stand trial at the High Court for the killing, for which Bisram is alleged to be the mastermind.Bisram had challenged his extradition in a New York court, which recently ruled that there was sufficient evidence for Bisram to be repatriated to Guyana.In November 2018, Guyanese hotelier Shervington “Big Head” Lovell was arrested in Jamaica for narcotics trafficking and extradited to the US, where he faced additional drug trafficking charges as well as charges for money laundering. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

Cardinals QB Fuller transfers to Arroyo Valley

first_imgOne of Fuller’s favorite receivers, Darious Hooker, also transferred to Arroyo Valley a few weeks ago, Fuller said. Both will be seniors in the fall. Fuller, who played basketball for the Cardinals this winter, did not suit up for SBHS’s playoff loss to Great Oak on Wednesday night. He had not practiced since last Thursday. “He told me he transferred to Arroyo Valley,” SBHS basketball coach Darin Graham said. “He didn’t say why.” Former SBHS football coach Marcus Soward said last season that Fuller was good enough that he could someday be “playing (professionally) on Sundays.” SAN BERNARDINO – San Bernardino High School’s record-setting quarterback Robert Fuller has transferred to Arroyo Valley. “I started there Tuesday,” Fuller said late Wednesday night. “I moved to the Arroyo district. It’s new for me now, but I’ll get used to it.” Fuller is arguably the highest-profile football transfer in the greater San Bernardino area since R. Jay Soward, the former USC star and No. 1 draft choice of the Jacksonville Jaguars, left Eisenhower after his sophomore year to attend Fontana. Fuller gained notoriety in the final game of last season, completing 30 of 43 passes for 604 yards and eight touchdowns in a 62-41 win over Pacific. He also ran nine times for a total of 72 yards and one touchdown for the Cardinals (2-8). center_img 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

Balotelli dropped for Italy’s Nations League game in Portugal

first_imgThe 28-year-old was substituted with a muscular problem, with Mancini conceding his fitness level was a problem.It will be the first game which Balotelli has not played since Mancini took over last May after the four-time winners’ devastating failure to qualify for the World Cup.But Balotelli has made the trip to Portugal with the squad as Mancini considers him to be a central figure in the team he is trying to rebuild.Balotelli had played in all four games so far under Mancini, scoring in a 2-1 friendly win over Saudi Arabia.Mancini’s other two friendlies were a 3-1 defeat to World Cup winners France and 1-1 draw with the Netherlands.Lorenzo Pellegrini has also been left out along with Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno, Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.Mancini confirmed that Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa would start after the 20-year-old proved pivotal when he came on last Friday, along with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.Balotelli’s place could be taken by either Andrea Belotti or Ciro Immobile.Mancini defended Balotelli from criticism.“A player knows when he has played well or badly,” he said.“I think Mario knows full well what his performance against Poland was like. Criticism is part of the game.“We are only at the beginning of this journey and will change several players from the Poland game, also to look after the lads.“We are ready and know it can be a very important match. I won’t say it’s decisive, as there are another two to go, but we are facing the reigning European champions.”Italy’s have won six games to four for Portugal in previous meetings, but the Azzurri have not won a game in Lisbon in 31 years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Forward Mario Balotelli was substituted in the draw against Poland with a muscular problem © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOLISBON, Portugal, Sep 10 – Forward Mario Balotelli has been dropped by Italy coach Roberto Mancini for Monday’s Nations League game against European champions Portugal in Lisbon.Nice striker Balotelli came under fire for his performance in their Nations League opener against Poland on Friday, where the Azzurri were held 1-1.last_img read more