20 Oct
2020

Abbey gets new real estate habit

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17 Sep
2020

NANF Demands $10m Compensation for Late Nigerian Footballers

first_imgHarrison Jalla “We demand that the Nigeria police within 21 days of the receipt of this letter, pay to the next of kin and immediate family of Tiamiyu Kazzem the sum of $5 million as compensation for his brutal killing by the police,” the letter read in part.In the case of Martins, NANF also asked the NFF, the League Management Company (LMC) and Nasarawa United to also pay $5 million as compensation to the family of the defender.The players’ union blamed the tragic death of Martins to “gross negligence” by the LMC in ensuring adequate medical facilities and personnel in every NPFL match venue.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) has demanded a total of $10 million from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as well as the Nigeria Police for the death of two players, Chineme Martins and Tiamiyu Kazeem.Nasarawa United defender Martins died during an NPFL match against Katsina United, while Kazeem of Remo Stars was hit by a fast moving car as he allegedly stepped down from a police van on the Abeokuta-Sagamu highway.According to scorenigeria.ng, in a letter dated March 16 and addressed to the Inspector General of Police, NANF President Harrison Jalla, demanded that the next of kin of late Kazeem be paid $5 million as compensation for his brutal murder.last_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

Angels finish final trip of the season with 5th straight loss

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “It doesn’t feel horrible, it doesn’t feel great,” Simmons said after the game. “It doesn’t necessarily feel like there is something major going on. We just have to wait till tomorrow to see if the soreness goes away.”Simmons said he is “hoping” he will be able to play on Monday.The Angels are hoping they can get some better pitching that what they’ve seen during this unsightly losing streak.The Angels gave up 58 runs in the five losses, two at Oakland and three in Houston. That included a franchise-record four straight games allowing at least 10 runs. The Angels even gave up seven runs in the game they won, on Tuesday.“I think there’s a lot of youth on the field, a lot of youth in the bullpen,” Scioscia said. “There will be growing pains. The guys still have their stuff. We went through that one week where we were getting at least to a certain point in the game with our starters and we were winning games. That evaporated this week. It was tough.” Jaime Barría pitched five innings on Saturday, and no other Angels starter on this trip lasted more than four innings.Skaggs started this one on a pitch count of 65, he said. It was just his second outing since returning from a month on the disabled list. He lasted just 54, coming out after 2-1/3 innings with four runs on the board.Related Articles PreviousHouston Astros’ pitcher Charlie Morton is late on the tag as Los Angeles Angels Justin Upton scores on a wild pitch in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani strikes out swinging but runs to first after Houston Astro’s catcher Martin Maldonado dropped the ball in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, is tagged by Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado after striking out in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ center fielder Michael Hermosillo catches a ball hit by Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Junichi Tazawa delivers against the Houston Astros in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Houston Astros’ pitcher Framber Valdez delivers against the Los Angeles Angels after replacing starter Charlie Morton in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scoiscia, left, hands the ball to relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa, second from right, as he replaces Tyler Skaggs in the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, is tagged by Houston Astro’s catcher Martin Maldonado after striking out in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs delivers the ball against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel, front right, is greeted by teammate Tyler White (13) after his home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Los Angeles Angels Justin Upton is greeted by teammate Francisco Arcia after scoring on a wild pitch from Houston Astros’ pitcher Charlie Morton in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Houston Astros’ pitcher Charlie Morton is late on the tag as Los Angeles Angels Justin Upton scores on a wild pitch in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani strikes out swinging but runs to first after Houston Astro’s catcher Martin Maldonado dropped the ball in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)NextShow Caption1 of 11Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani strikes out swinging but runs to first after Houston Astro’s catcher Martin Maldonado dropped the ball in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)ExpandHOUSTON — The Angels are bringing an ugly losing streak home to begin what will likely be Mike Scioscia’s final week as manager.The Angels’ 6-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Sunday was their fifth in a row on the final trip of the season, dropping the team to 75-81, a season-worst six games under .500.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.In Scioscia’s first 17 years, the Angels never had back-to-back losing seasons. At the end of his 10-year contract, Scioscia is facing the possibility of three straight losing seasons unless the Angels can win their final six to finish at .500. They have three against the Texas Rangers starting Monday, followed by three against the Oakland A’s starting Friday.Making matters even worse, Andrelton Simmons left the game with sore right knee after he tumbled awkwardly after fielding a bouncer and making a throw in the seventh inning. Simmons walked gingerly for a few minutes before coming out of the game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “His stuff looked good,” Scioscia said. “I thought he had good life on his fastball, but he never commanded counts the way he needed to. He couldn’t get to where he could use his secondary pitches as out pitches. Those guys did a good job in the batters’ box against him.”Skaggs gave up a two-run homer to Yuli Gurriel in the first inning on a curve that he hoped to bounce, but left up. An out later, Marwin Gonzalez doubled down the left-field line. He scored on Evan Gattis’ single.After a perfect second, Skaggs gave up another run in the third, on two hits and a hit batter, and his day was over.“I felt good,” he said. “I made some good pitches and some bad pitches. Overall, a rough day. They hit my mistakes. Falling behind in the count, it’s tough to pitch against a team like this.”center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

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12 Aug
2020

Report: Seahawks traded Harvin because he questioned QB Russell Wilson’s Blackness

first_imgSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, and Percy HarvinFormer Seattle Seahawks explosive wide receiver Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets because he openly questioned the “blackness” of golden boy and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson.That’s what the Bleacher Report alleges after speaking with factions within the Seahawks locker room.The report portrays a locker room increasingly divided over Wilson and raises the possibility of racial tension among the Seahawks.A player who chose to remain anonymous said Harvin had “increasing animosity” toward Wilson and was leading a faction of the team that was beginning to dislike the star quarterback.The report, citing multiple interviews with Seahawks players, says some of the African-Americans on the team feel the multiracial Wilson “isn’t black enough.”More than that, there is the belief among some Seahawks that Wilson isn’t accountable for his own mistakes, often blaming teammates for poor throws.Whatever the reason, some Seahawks star players are irate that Harvin was traded, none more so than arguably their most important player, Marshawn Lynch, the running back workhorse whose ability to plow through defenses is cited as one of the biggest reasons why the Hawks won the Lombardi Trophy.When he found out about the trade, Lynch reacted this way:last_img read more

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