Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint In this photo, taken Dec. 4, 2016, Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the 17th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament in Nassau, Bahamas. A new year starts with an old topic, with a twist. Instead of wondering when Tiger Woods will play, the question now is how will he play? (Photo by LYNNE SLADKY/AP)KAPALUA, Hawaii — After one tournament in 15 months, Tiger Woods feels good enough to schedule four events in five weeks that cover opposite sides of the country and the world.Woods filled out the rest of his early schedule Thursday by saying he would return to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.ADVERTISEMENT PSC dangles ‘foreign coach pay’ to deserving Filipino mentors MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ View comments Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member He had not played for 15 months because of two back surgeries until he returned last month in the Bahamas at the Hero World Challenge. He finished 15th in a 17-man field.Woods will make his 2017 debut at Torrey Pines on Jan. 26-29, then cross 12 time zones to play in Dubai. After a week off, he will return to California for the Genesis Open at Riviera, then head to Florida for the Honda Classic. –Doug FergusonFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return
The United Methodist Church of Liberia, in collaboration with the Ganta United Methodist Hospital, last Sunday honored the outgoing administrator of the hospital, Mr. D. Victor Taryor, for his numerous services, including the effective role he played in the fight against Ebola in 2014.The Head of Connectional Ministries of the Liberian United Methodist Church, Rev. George D. Wilson Jr., who also represented the office of the bishop, praised Mr. Taryor for keeping the hospital open during the Ebola crisis while most other hospitals in country were closed, noting that it was one of Taryor’s greatest achievement.Mr. Taryor, who served the institution for eight years, was described by all speakers as hard working and innovative which led to the establishment of several new departments to the hospital including the Dental Department.His departure from the hospital at such a young age seemed surprising to many who graced the occasion, but Rev. Wilson said the occasion was part of the UMC’s usual actions to honor those who have worked with the institution for a long time. Because Victor Taryor had worked for over 20 years from the transition period up to present, the office of Bishop of LAC/UMC, in consultation with the board of health, decided to honor him and ask him to turn the position over to another person while awaiting a new assignment, said Rev. Wilson.“Every year bishop makes changes and in the bishop’s wisdom it is time that a new person takes over the hospital administration,” Rev. Wilson said.“Victor is one of the finest administrators the UMC can boast of because during the Ebola crisis, he stood firm and left the hospital open for operation when the health facilities in this country were closed.”“We have five health institutions and among them, Ganta is the largest followed by the branch in Guinea and it was Victor’s talents that took the Ganta Hospital from what is was during the 2003 war,” said Victoria Tomah, Head of UMC Health Board.Victor Taryor worked in many capacities during his tenure with the Ganta United Methodist Hospital, including staff nurses service director and associate administrator before becoming an administrator from July 2006, taking over from Mary Zigbou, a missionary.During his eight-year tenure as administrator, there were several infrastructural developments, including the construction of the fistula center and the underground wiring of the mission’s electricity facility.Mrs. Nora Kiey Sandii was appointed to replace Mr. Taryor as acting administrator of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital until otherwise ordered.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Government has laid in the National Assembly for debate and consideration legislation aimed at tackling the 21st century phenomenon of cybercrime.Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, on Thursday presented the Bill to the House for a first reading, before requesting that the Bill be sent to a Special Select Committee for special consideration and further consultations, if needed, ahead of a debate and vote on the matter.Williams in presenting the Bill to the House said, the legislation treats with the creation of offences of cybercrimes and provides provisions for penalties, investigations and prosecution of such offences.Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeria welcomed the move on the part of the Government to have the Bill sent to a Special Select Committee – the first such accommodation in the 15 months since the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) has been in office and in control of the Legislature.She did however query why a physical copy of the legislation had not been made available to the Members of Parliament.Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, informed the House however that in keeping with the evolution of technology, the Bill would be circulated to the members electronically.The Cyber Crimes Bill caters for, inter alia: illegal access to a computer system; illegal interception; illegal data interference; illegal acquisition of data; illegal system interference; unauthorised receiving or granting of access to computer data; computer related forgery; computer related fraud; offences affecting critical infrastructure; identity related offences; child pornography; child luring and violation of privacy among a sleuth of other offences.
0Shares0000AMSTERDAM, November 18- Dutch prosecutors are probing racism claims after a social media “selfie” posted by Dutch international footballer Leroy Fer drew a slew of distasteful comments, the Prosecutor’s Office said on Monday.Fer, one of the black players in the Dutch national football squad posted the picture on Instagram on Friday, showing him and eight other black members of the Oranje (Orange) Eleven as the Dutch team is known. However, the picture drew a number of negative comments including comparing the players to apes and slaves, as well as the now controversial “Black Pete” figure, a topic of heated debate that has divided the Netherlands.“The Public Prosecutor’s office (OM) have opened a preliminary investigation to gather all the facts,” spokesman Evert Boerstra told AFP.“Once we have all the facts a decision will be taken whether to prosecute,” he said.The Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) strongly condemned the comments and asked the OM to take steps against those who made the comments.“The KNVB are disgusted by the reactions to Leroy Fer’s selfie. Football is for everybody and it’s particularly the Dutch Eleven that binds all Dutch citizens together,” it said on its website.“We are of the opinion that those who made the comments should be prosecuted,” the KNVB said.Dutch police arrested 90 people over the weekend protesting for and against the Black Pete figure at the start of the traditional gift-giving festival of Saint Nicholas.The debate around Black Pete, the jolly sidekick of the Dutch Saint Nicholas, called Zwarte Piet in Dutch, has exposed the sensitive subject of racism, in the liberal-minded Netherlands.Many say that Pete — traditionally dressed in a gaudy medieval costume with a blackened face, red lips and an afro wig — is a racist throwback to colonial times.Black Pete’s defenders say he is black from coming down the chimney and refuse to admit there might be anything racist about the historic character.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Fabian Delph 1 Fabian Delph has said the football opportunity that joining Manchester City will present eventually persuaded him to make the move from Aston Villa.The 25-year-old signed a five-year deal on Friday and will fly to Australia over the weekend to join his new team-mates for pre-season training.Delph had rejected City’s advances last weekend when he issued a statement insisting: “I’m not leaving. I’m staying at the football club and I can’t wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club.”The midfielder has since reversed that decision but admits it was not something he took lightly.“Leaving Aston Villa Football Club is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” Delph said.“I’ve had some amazing times and made some great friends during my time at the club and I’ll always be thankful to them for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League.“As has been widely reported I initially turned down the opportunity to join Manchester City. That decision was purely down to the love I have for Aston Villa and its great supporters.“When I was made captain of Villa it was a huge honour for me and I took the responsibility incredibly seriously. I signed my new contract last season with the view of staying at the club for the duration of the deal and never with the intention to leave a year later.“My decision to stay initially was purely based on the emotion and feelings that I hold for the club and the people there that I would be walking away from – rather than looking at the football opportunity that had been placed in front of me.”Delph added: “I’ve experienced some incredible low times in my career with injuries and at one point even questioned whether I would even return to Premiership level. Despite that, I’ve always been 100 per cent committed to improving my game and developing as a player and a person.“As a kid watching the game on TV and then as a young footballer you dream about testing yourself against the best in the world, to compete for major trophies and to play in the Champions League. I’ve proved that I can play at the very top level with England and believe I owe it to myself to take the challenge of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world in Manchester City.“I have been immensely proud to captain such a great club and want to thank everyone at Aston Villa – most importantly the fans – for the amazing support they have shown me during my time there.“I am now excited for the future with Manchester City and helping the club to succeed in the coming season and beyond.”
1 The reigning Premier League champions are currently outside of the top four Chelsea will be looking to end a poor run of form with victory at home to West Brom on Monday night. The Blues have lost their last two games and lie fifth in the Premier League table, with speculation surrounding manager Antonio Conte’s future at the helm gathering momentum. Their opponents have their own form to worry about, however. West Brom are rooted to the bottom of the table and are seven points away from safety. Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is unavailable for selection after picking up a red card in Chelsea’s abysmal 4-1 defeat at Watford last time around. So how do both sides line up in this crucial encounter? Scroll down to see the confirmed team news. Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Zappacosta, Pedro, Hazard, GiroudSubs: Caballero, Drinkwater, Morata, Willian, Cahill, Emerson, AmpaduWest Brom XI: Foster, Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs, Phillips, Krychowiak, Barry, Brunt, Sturridge, RondonSubs: Nyom, Yacob, Myhill, McClean, Burke, Rodriguez, McAuley
“It’s a chance for others. Scott (McTominay), Andreas (Pereira) did fantastic (on Sunday). You’ve got to be ready when you get it.“It’s a chance for them to play to their potential. Their potential is high. The two of them are good mates and they link up together.“This might be a chance to find some form and give us a selection headache. Rom created two big chances against Liverpool.“The link-up between them against Arsenal in the cup was good.” Ander Herrera was first to go, before Juan Mata limped off after a challenge on Mohamed Salah and his replacement Jesse Lingard soon joined them after pulling his hamstring.Striker Marcus Rashford also picked up a knock to his ankle, but managed to play on through the pain barrier for the remainder of the match. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED 2 Lingard was one of three United players to go off injured Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a serious injury crisis with up to 10 players absent for Manchester United’s trip to Crystal Palace on Wednesday.In the 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Sunday, three United midfielders succumbed to injuries in a 25-minute period that could have implications on the rest of their season, with the Champions League second leg tie against PSG still to play – as well as an FA Cup quarter-final at Wolves. huge blow Solskjaer has called on Lukaku to step up and make an impact 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Anthony Martial, Phil Jones and Nemanja Matic were already ruled out ahead of the match along with Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Mason Greenwood.Solskjaer, who has lost just once since taking charge, insists he will still be able to field a strong team and says this could give players such as Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez the opportunity to make an impact.“We’ll have a good team out definitely,” he said. deals no dice shining
Gareth Southgate has no plans to change England’s style of play despite mistakes at the back resulting in a defeat to the Netherlands in Thursday’s Nations League semi-final.John Stones’ error on the edge of his own box began the Three Lions’ extra-time downfall in Guimaraes, with Kyle Walker putting the ball in his own net after his Manchester City team-mate cheaply gave away possession. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 no dice Denmark vs Republic of Ireland (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2France vs South Korea (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTCroatia vs Wales (Saturday, 2pm) – talkSPORTSwitzerland vs England (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORTEngland vs Scotland (Sunday, 5pm) – talkSPORTPortugal vs Netherlands (Sunday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT whoops Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ deals Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ross Barkley made his own mistake soon after Stones to help the Netherlands increase their lead Stones kept hold of the ball for far too long, and such a poor decision cost England dearly REAL DEAL Getty talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… tense England headed into the match hoping to face Portugal in Sunday’s final and looked on course for a shot at their first trophy in 53 years as Southgate’s side reacted well to Matthijs De Ligt cancelling out Marcus Rashford’s first-half penalty.Jesse Lingard thought he had filled the role of super-sub as he coolly turned home in the 83rd minute but joy quickly turned to despair as the Video Assistant Referee ruled out the strike for a narrow offside.The frustration continued to grow as extra-time came around, however, with the two mistakes ensuring England remain without a final appearance since 1966. Claire Rafferty looks ahead to the lionesses opening game against Scotland in the Women’s World Cup “If we didn’t play that way, we wouldn’t have got to the semi-finals we’ve got to, and we would never progress to being a top team because you saw the way Holland played that way as well.“They also made a really poor error at the back. But I have got to be there to support John because he’s going to get criticism after tonight.“But himself and Harry [Maguire], the way we ask them to play, they take huge strain of the game on their shoulders and they’re incredibly courageous to do that.“So, that’s the way I believe they can play and we should play, and we didn’t lose because of how we wanted to play. The errors were uncharacteristic, really, and not errors that we would make.“I’ve got to not overreact to those things and I have got to be there to support them in what is a difficult moment for everybody.” 2 Getty Images – Getty huge blow gameday cracker LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Quincy Promes rounded off the Dutch’s 3-1 victory soon after, as Ross Barkley played him in with a dreadful backpass, but Stones’ error was the turning point.Nonetheless, he retains the backing of Southgate – who also promised there would be no compromises on England’s decision to play out from the back.“I think we’ve had some players who, at the end of the season, have found it difficult in terms of amount of minutes on the pitch – and others having the complete opposite,” said Southgate.“I think fatigue has played a part tonight, a lack of match sharpness. I’m asking them to play in a way that puts them under huge pressure at the back. 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Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Southgate went on to explain the reasoning behind his decision to leave all seven players involved in last Saturday’s Champions League final on the bench.Liverpool trio Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold were joined in the dugout by Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Danny Rose of Tottenham.“In terms of the individual players, they weren’t ready to start the game,” he added. “We wanted some young players to have the experience of a night like tonight, and they deserve that experience because they’ve been playing well.“You can look in hindsight at some of those decisions, but we started and finished with the right people on the pitch.”
Sligo Rovers have been drawn at home to Limerick in the second round of the Extra.ie FAI Cup.Liam Buckley’s side reached the last 16 after they beat Leinster Senior League side Glebe North 8-0 in Balbriggan last Friday night – a club record for Rovers in the FAI Cup.Monday evening’s draw also paired non-league Glengad United (Donegal) with a home tie against Waterford.The tie will be played on the weekend of August 24/25th.FAI Cup second round draw:Glengad Utd (Donegal) v WaterfordSligo Rovers v LimerickUCD v St Pat’sShamrock R v DroghedaDerry City v Dundalk (holders)Galway United v Cork CityCrumlin Utd v Lucan UtdBohemians v Longford Town/Athlone Town.
Bobby Pilz scores 28 points to lead RocketsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — Bobby Pilz scored 17 of his game-high 28 points in the second half as the Spencer boys basketball team surged past Auburndale 67-55 in a nonconference game Tuesday at Auburndale High School.The Rockets led 29-26 at halftime before outscoring Auburndale by 11 in the second half to pull away.Pilz hit 11 of 19 shots from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and was 4 of 4 at the free throw line for the Rockets. Calvin Lenz added 14 points on the strength of four 3-pointers, Jack Bezlyk had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Ryan Busse had 10 points and eight rebounds for Spencer.The Rockets (7-4) were 9 of 20 from 3-point range in the victory.Caleb Weinfurter had 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Luke Olsen and Nicholas Steele each scored 10 for Auburndale (3-8).(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Rockets 67, Apaches 55Spencer 29 38 – 67Auburndale 26 29 – 55SPENCER (67): Bobby Pilz 11-19 4-4 28, Calvin Lenz 5-9 0-1 14, Jack Bezlyk 5-9 1-1 11, Ryan Busse 3-12 1-2 10, Jonny Tomke 2-6 0-0 4, Jacob Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Colin Nieman 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 26-55. FT: 6-8. 3-pointers: 9-20 (Lenz 4-5, Busse 3-7, Pilz 2-5, Bezlyk 0-1, Tomke 0-2). Rebounds: 29 (Busse 8, Bezlyk 8). Fouls: 7. Fouled out: none. Record: 7-4.AUBURNDALE (55): Caleb Weinfurter 6-12 0-0 17, Luke Olsen 4-6 0-0 10, Nicholas Steele 4-6 1-1 10, Christian Firnstahl 4-7 0-0 8, Dylan Peplinski 3-8 0-0 6, Collin Hawkins 1-3 0-0 2, Logan Willfahrt 1-1 0-0 2, Logan Brown 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 23-44. FT: 1-1. 3-pointers: 8-18 (Weinfurter 5-9, Olsen 2-4, Steele 1-2, Peplinski 0-3). Rebounds: 23. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 3-8.