Autopsy: Texas man died of neck injuries in animal attack

first_imgLIPAN, Texas (AP) — The final autopsy for a Texas man who sheriff’s officials believe was killed by a mountain lion found he died from neck injuries due to an animal attack, though state wildlife officials don’t believe a wild animal was to blame. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that 28-year-old Christopher Allen Whiteley’s cause of death last month was from neck injuries due to an animal attack. The manner of death was ruled an accident. The Hood County sheriff’s office said Tuesday that there’s still a disagreement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on whether Whiteley was killed by a mountain lion.last_img read more

September 1, 2005 On the Move

first_imgOn the Move Marcos Daniel Jimenez joined Kenny Nachwalter, P.A., as a shareholder where he will focus on civil and criminal litigation and trial work. James C. Washburn and Michael W. Hensen have become associated with Pohl & Short in Winter Park. Washburn practices in the area of commercial litigation and Hensen practices in the area of real estate law. Kenneth C. Steel III and Christopher M. Cobb joined Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson, Galloway & Wachs. Steel practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation. Cobb practices in the areas of complex commercial, business, and insurance litigation, appellate law, and plaintiff’s personal injury. Larry M. Roth announces the formation of the Law Offices of Larry M. Roth located at 1615 Edgewater Dr., Suite 180, Orlando 32804; phone (407) 872-2239. The firm concentrates on motor vehicle product liability defense cases, and selective complex civil and commercial plaintiffs’ cases. Paul R. Valcore joined the Office of the Public Defender in Sebring. Valcore joined the trial division. Barbara J. Prasse joined Bavol Judge as an associate. Timothy J. Durocher joined Kilgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Ornstein & Squires as an associate. Dorothy F. Green joined Gronek & Latham as a partner practicing in the area of labor and employment law. Howard J. Wiener joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in West Palm Beach as a shareholder in the firm’s trusts and estates practice group. Thomas J. Goeglein joined Hill, Ward & Henderson in Tampa in the firm’s real estate development and finance group. Sheri M. Alter joined Assouline & Berlowe as of counsel. Alter will be working in the firm’s Broward office where her practice focuses on commercial litigation and employment law matters. Daniel A. Bechtold and C. Kelley Corbridge announce the establishment of Bechtold & Corbridge with offices at 240 Nokomis Avenue, Venice 34285 and 1432 First Street, Sarasota 34236. Of counsel to the firm include Roger O. Isphording, Clifton F. White, and Dooley & Drake. Bechtold, White and Isphording are board certified in wills, trusts, and estates, and Ishphording is also certified in taxation. Corbridge practices in the areas of estate planning and probate. Steven Garellek, Mindy Stein, and Lawrence Steinberg joined Berger Singerman in Boca Raton. Jennifer S. Schembri was elected a shareholder of Abel Band in Sarasota. Sarah E. Spector joined Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers as an associate. Spector represents clients primarily in the areas of land use and environmental law, as well as in matters involving zoning. Additionally, Kamala “Kami” Corbett joined the firm as an associate. Corbett focuses her practice in the areas of land use and environmental law. Ruben V. Chavez joined Goldfarb & Gold in Miami. Chavez concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation matters. Jack B. Tuter Jr., William Wichmann, and Susan H. Aprill joined Conrad & Scherer in Ft. Lauderdale. The Tampa office of Arnstein & Lehr has acquired Cohn & Cohn in Tampa. Joining Arnstein are partners Vanessa Negron Cohn, Ronald B. Cohn, and W. Patrick Ayers. Gregory C. Harrell joined Mateer Harbert as an associate practicing in the areas of general civil litigation and appellate law, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, probate litigation, and employment law. Adam B. Bear, Neil A. Covone, Tamara M. Green, and James H. Wyman joined Hinshaw & Culbertson in Ft. Lauderdale as associates. Additionally, Colleen A. Hoey and Jody A. Tuttle joined the firm in Miami. Richard F. Joyce joined Akerman Senterfitt as of counsel in the Orlando office’s corporate practice group. Curtis D. Mendenhall announces the opening of his solo practice in Orlando practicing primarily in the area of criminal defense. His offices are located at 301 East Pine Street, Suite 150, Orlando 32801; phone (407)210-3808; e-mail [email protected] Jeffrey A. Yost joined Lord, Bissell & Brook in Atlanta, GA, as a partner. Yost concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business formations, and general corporate counseling. David M. Adelstein joined Kirwin Norris in Winter Park. Adelstein concentrates his practice on all aspects of construction law, with an emphasis on construction litigation. David M. Gobeo, II joined Constangy, Brooks & Smith in Tampa as an associate. Gobeo joins the firm’s employment law and litigation practice. Brigham McCown was appointed deputy administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Daniel E. Tropp announced the formation of The Law Offices of Daniel E. Tropp, P.A. Tropp practices in the areas of workers’ comp and personal injury litigation. The Law Offices of Cynthia J. Dienstag, with offices in Miami, proudly announces the establishment of its second office located in Weston. Dienstag concentrates in marital and family law litigation. Her new office is located at 1792 Bell Tower Lane, Suite #103, Weston 33326; phone (954) 315-3672. Rodd Santomauro has been named junior partner of The Law Office of Gray Camfield in Palm Bay. The practice will now be known as The Law Office of Camfield & Santomauro. Kirsten L. Vignec has become a shareholder of Ward Rovell in Tampa. Vignec practices in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. Jeffrey P. Buak has joined Akerman Senterfitt as of counsel in the Orlando office’s real estate group. Additionally, Ryan R. Fuller has joined the firm in Jacksonville as an associate in the Labor and Employment group. J. Ron Smith joined Lilly, O’Toole & Brown in Lakeland, and practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Roberto F. Fleitas III has been named partner of Fleitas & Bujan in Miami. Fleitas practices in the areas of international business transactions, as well as the acquisition, development, and closings of commercial and residential real estate. The firm will now be known as Fleitas, Bujan & Fleitas. W. Todd Smith and Michele Leo Hintson have joined with Peter Meros, Skip Olney, Walter Smith, and Belinda Lazzara in the firm of Meros, Smith & Olney in St. Petersburg . Andrew W. Frey has joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Miami as an associate. Frey is a member of the real estate department and focuses on land use law. Bilbrey & Cowan announce that J. Tracy Cowan has been recalled to active duty as a major in the U. S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps. The firm’s name has been changed to the Bilbrey Law Firm and concentrates on litigation including personal injury and commercial litigation and family law. Kristin A. West has relocated her practice to 110 Southeast Sixth Street, AutoNation Tower, Suite 1900, Ft. Lauderdale 33301; phone (954)522-1101. The firm concentrates in marital and family law. Joanne Springer, Amy Koltnow and Brigette Adams have joined Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate. Springer joins as of counsel, and Koltnow and Adams join as associates. Joseph M. Fasi II joined Greenhalgh & Krueger as a member and shareholder. Fasi’s areas of practice are civil trial, professional negligence, personal injury, family law, real estate, and sports and entertainment law. The firm will now be known as Greenhalgh Krueger Hernandez & Fasi. Regina B. de Moraes-Millan joined Revilla & Goldstein in Miami as an associate. David H. Rosenberg announces the opening of his firm David H. Rosenberg, P.L. in Sarasota. The firm handles all types of real estate transactions, business/contract matters, construction law, corporate formations, and civil litigation. Additionally, Cynthia R. Pucillo joined the firm. Joyner & Jordan-Holmes announced the formation of the JJH Mediation Program. Clark Jordan-Holmes and Barbara Bernardo head the program. Ronald A. Eisenberg joined Henderson Franklin as a stockholder in the Bonita Springs office. Eisenberg focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and taxation. Eric A. Gordon has joined Akerman Senterfitt as of counsel in the West Palm Beach office’s labor and employment group. Andrew B. Rosenblatt has relocated his offices to The Grand Bay Office Plaza, 2665 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 703, Miami, 33133; phone: (305) 577-4350; fax: (305) 577-4353. Orion G. Callison III joined Berman, Kean & Riguera as a senior associate. Callison practices in general civil commercial litigation with an emphasis in commercial litigation. Jennifer L. Sweeting joined Penson & Padgett as an associate. Sweeting focuses her practice on marital and family law and probate. V. Michael Arias joined Carlson & Lewittes as of counsel. Arias concentrates in the areas of securities, compliance, regulatory, and financial legal matters. Helenmarie M. Blake, Samantha Jean Fitzgerald, Helaine Goodner, and Jason L. Weissman were named shareholders of Fowler White Burnett in Miami. McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz & Cartaya announces the relocation of its Central Florida office to 1800 Pembroke Dr., Suite 300, Orlando 32810; phone (407) 660-6670; fax (407) 660-6671; Web site Adam S. Tanenbaum has joined the Office of the Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando as an assistant public defender. Gregory A. Williamson joined Brant, Abraham, Reiter, McCormick & Greene. Williamson practices in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation. Nathan L. Townsend and Wendy Cramer Townsend announce the opening of the Law Offices of Nathan L. Townsend located at 9385 N. 56th Street, Ste. 201, Tampa 33617; phone (813) 988-5500. The firm provides legal services in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and asset protection. September 1, 2005 On the Move September 1, 2005 On the Movelast_img read more

CDC: H1N1 spreads about as readily as seasonal flu

first_img Early in Mexico’s H1N1 epidemic, some studies suggested that each person sick with the new virus was spreading it to many others, Jernigan said. Transcript of May 20 CDC news briefing However, “The more we look at it here in the United States, what we’re seeing is the attack rates really coming in at about what we would see with seasonal influenza,” Jernigan said. At a news briefing, Dr. Daniel Jernigan, deputy director of the influenza division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said it appears that the new virus has about the same attack rate as seasonal flu. The attack rate is the proportion of people who come down with the illness after being exposed to someone who has it. See also: May 20, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A federal influenza expert said today that the novel H1N1 flu virus seems to spread at about the same rate as seasonal flu viruses do, even though much of the population is believed to have little or no immunity to the virus. From the studies so far, the transmission both within households and within communities seems to be about the same as with seasonal flu, he said. In other comments, Jernigan said the production of this year’s seasonal flu vaccine is nearly complete. He added that the CDC still hopes to have candidate H1N1 viruses ready to send to manufacturers at the end of this month for use in the possible production of H1N1 vaccines. He said older people most likely were exposed to H1N1 viruses—distant cousins of the new virus—before 1957, “and there’s a possibility that having exposure to that virus many years ago may allow you to have some reaction to the new H1N1 that’s now circulating.” Jernigan said it’s not yet known just how much protection older people may have. He added that the CDC will be reporting in more detail on the topic in an upcoming issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. May 6 CIDRAP News story “Fewer senior swine flu cases may hint at protection” Jernigan also commented on the possibility that older people have some protection against the new virus because of exposure to H1N1 viruses decades ago. In a report earlier this week, a World Health Organization advisory group said older adults were shown to have neutralizing antibodies to the new virus. Jernigan said this statement in the report was probably based in part on CDC serology studies. “From a policy standpoint, we expect this to be spreading the same as we would see with seasonal influenza, but again, remember that a larger portion of the population may have absolutely no immunity or any protection for this one, which is different than what would happen through normal seasonal influenza,” Jernigan added.last_img read more

Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard due back in court Friday after ‘misunderstanding’ with plea deal

first_imgFormer Syracuse football player Naesean Howard will appear back in court on Friday to accept or refuse a plea deal that he was supposed to have made a decision on by Tuesday morning’s court appearance. But a “miscommunication” between his attorney, the district attorney’s office and the judge has delayed the possible plea deal.The attorneys thought Judge Robert L. Bauer would honor a five-year plea deal set by former Judge Anthony Aloi, who has since retired, passing on the case to Bauer. The terms Bauer is seeking are more than the minimum five years, though.“There was, more or less, just a misunderstanding,” assistant district attorney Michael Manfredi said. He wouldn’t discuss the particulars of the terms because it is “an ongoing negotiation.”“I don’t know what’s going to happen on Friday at all,” Manfredi said. “If there’s a plea Friday, it’s done. If there’s no plea Friday, I think we’re 100 percent heading to trial.”Howard is facing first- and second-degree assault charges in connection with the stabbing of then-Syracuse football players Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield at a South Campus party in April 2016. He could serve up to 25 years. Both Scissum and Winfield returned to the field for SU for the 2016 season but have since announced plans to transfer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard receives 5-year plea offerHoward to undergo medical tests in relation to possible head injuriesTrial date set for ex-Syracuse football player accused of stabbing two former teammates Published on January 24, 2017 at 11:09 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus The trial start is set for Feb. 21, but Howard’s attorney, Ralph Cognetti, has said it could be delayed pending test results. Howard has been medically evaluated to discover if he had suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E.), the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated hits to the head. If there’s a link found between Howard’s concussion history, then the intent element of his alleged crime could be negated.“We’ve got a defense that’s being formed — the fact that this man has suffered quite seriously from successive concussions,” he said on Jan. 17. “We think there’s a chance that injury may have affected his ability to intentionally perform this assaultive behavior.”Bauer said Tuesday that the case would remain on track if there’s no plea Friday. Manfredi said “we’ll see” when asked afterward if the date is feasible.Howard spent only a few months on the Syracuse football team before he was dismissed as a freshman in 2014. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Angels’ Tommy La Stella has fractured tibia, will miss 8-10 weeks, All-Star Game

first_imgThe injuries to La Stella and Goodwin created opportunities for Matt Thaiss and Jarrett Parker, who were both recalled.Thaiss, one of the Angels’ top prospects, was the organization’s first-round pick in 2016. Thaiss, 24, was a catcher in college, but the Angels immediately moved him to first base, and this season they began having him play third base. He has played mostly third over the past several weeks. Thaiss was in the starting lineup at third on Wednesday.“It’s going to be a little foreign to him,” Eppler said of the position. “We understand that. We understand it’s not a finished product but we’ll find spots for him to get in the lineup and make an impact.”Thaiss was hitting .274 with 14 homers and an .867 OPS at Triple-A. Over the past 30 days, though, he’d hit .330 with seven homers and 1.102 OPS. Thaiss had worked to make some swing changes, and Eppler said he’d improved his plate discipline.Parker, 30, returned to the majors for the first time since 2017. He missed all of last season after undergoing surgery on a fractured collarbone. He was hitting .296 with 19 homers and a 1.028 OPS at Triple-A.ALSOThe full field for the Home Run Derby was announced, without Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani said after Wednesday’s game that he was never asked. Major League Baseball officials, who certainly would have wanted the attention Ohtani would bring to the Derby, may have been leery of putting the Angels in position to prevent him from competing. Ohtani is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Ohtani said again on Wednesday that he’d like to participate sometime: “This isn’t the last year,” he said through his interpreter. “It’s going to happen every single year, and I’m sure I’ll have a chance somewhere down the road.”…The Angels recalled pitcher Jaime Barria and had him start on Wednesday, instead of Griffin Canning, who was moved back to Thursday. The Angels had originally planned to have Barria start later in the week, but this prevented him from getting too much rest since his previous outing was June 26, and it allowed Canning to get an extra day. The Angels have scheduled Felix Peña, Andrew Heaney and Jose Suarez to pitch over the weekend in Houston. …Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels added three players and placed two on the injured list on Wednesday. They had played with a 24-man roster on Tuesday night. …Pitcher Matt Harvey joined the team a day after throwing four innings in a Class-A game on Tuesday. Eppler said they were encouraged with Harvey’s performance, and he will have at least one more outing in the minors. Ausmus said it was possible Harvey could be activated after the All-Star break. …Keynan Middleton, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, pitched in a simulated game on Tuesday and will begin a rehab assignment “shortly,” Eppler said. …UP NEXTAngels (RHP Griffin Canning, 3-4, 3.79) vs. Rangers (RHP Lance Lynn, 10-4, 4.00), Thursday, 5:05­ p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AMcenter_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros ARLINGTON, Texas — After fouling a ball off his shin on Tuesday night, Tommy La Stella was in the Angels’ trainers room on a table, laying with his eyes closed, when Billy Eppler came and put his hand on La Stella’s chest.“He opened his eyes and they were welling a little bit, and mine started as well,” the Angels’ general manager said. “This guy has gotten an opportunity and he made the most of it to the point that he got elected to the All-Star Game, and now it’s gone for a while.”La Stella was diagnosed with a fractured right tibia, an injury that will cost him eight to 10 weeks and a chance to play in the All-Star Game. Tampa Bay infielder Brandon Lowe was named to the team to replace La Stella. La Stella is still a member of the team and could still take part in the festivities, but he said on Wednesday he hadn’t given any thought to whether he’d want to do that.Standing with the aid of crutches as he spoke to reporters on Wednesday, La Stella spoke in short sentences, clearly still upset over what has been a nightmare week. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “With what we’re dealing with right now,” La Stella said, “this is kind of meaningless.”The shocking death of teammate Tyler Skaggs, of course, still casts a shadow over the team, with the news about La Stella’s injury simply piling on a little more adversity.“The entire team feels awful for Tommy,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “He came over here and has had this break-out season, named to the All-Star team, and six days before the break he gets a two-month injury. You just feel awful for Tommy.”The Angels also lost Brian Goodwin, who was hit in the right wrist by a pitch on Tuesday. Goodwin did not suffer any fractures, so his stint on the injured list will be much shorter. Although Eppler wasn’t sure how long Goodwin would be out, next week’s All-Star break made placing him on the 10-day injured list an easy decision.“Those guys have been very important pieces to our club and for our season to date,” Eppler said. “Goody and Tommy were helping carry us a large portion of April and May… It’s a loss.”last_img read more

Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel a success say organizers

first_imgNichol took home $1,400 for finishing second, the same as Nelson’s Rick Cutler, winner of the B Event.Cutler, who defeated Justin Umpherville of Fruitvale, knocked off the Peet rink of Creston, to capture the B Event.The Pellerin rink of Cranbrook outlasted Nando Salviulo Nelson in the C Event.Jill Winters of Nelson won the C Event Consolation crown, and $350, by defeating Tom Hall of Rossland.Bill van Yzerloo of Castlegar won the B Event Consolation title.The Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel is a test run as the Nelson Curling Club prepares to host the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship and a berth in the Tim Horton’s Brier February 10-14.Tickets for the event go on sale in early January 2016.Many of the top curlers in the province will be on the draw, including 2015 champion Jim Cotter of Vernon.The Nelson Cash Spiel was renamed in honour of Doug Bothamley, who spent countless hours in the rinks around the Kootenays promoting the sport, coaching competitive, junior and women’s teams, as well as competing himself. Bob Ursel of Kelowna gutted out a 6-2 win over Castlegar’s Myron Nichol in the A-Final of the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.However, while Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead, Fred Thomson of Nelson, may have won $2,100, tournament organizer Nando Salviulo said everyone was a winner.”Almost every rink went home with money,” Salviulo said Sunday.The Ursel rink, put together this season to compete on the Senior’s circuit, qualifed in the A event with Tom Buchy of Kimberley, Nichol and Chris Ducharme of Creston.Ursel dumped Ducharme while Nichol surprised Buchy to reach the A Final.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 30, 2015)–Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella sends out Spirit of Xian in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes for 3-year-old fillies with a field of 10 set to go 1 1/8 miles on the turf.Spirit of Xian will seek her second graded stakes win in a row as she comes off an impressive neck victory after leading throughout in the Grade III Providencia April 4. In her first stateside start for Mandella on Feb. 14, she ran a game third after steadying off heels in a hillside turf sprint, the Sweet Life Stakes.Spirit of Xian had previously raced in the UK, Ireland and France in only turf sprits prior to the Sweet Life, and after the Providencia Mandella was candid about having had concerns about her distance limitations. “You could see, she meant to be on the lead, and Joe (Talamo) did a great job. I was lacking confidence, and I told Joe, ‘If you’re not sure she can get the last quarter, get off and run yourself.’ He didn’t have to.”A filly by Kodiac out of the Touch Gold dam Gold Again, Spirit of Xian is owned by Ben Keswick. She is 10-3-0-2 overall with $134,068 in earnings.Trainer Matt Chew will return his Singing Kitty to turf after a fifth place run in the Grade I, 1 1/16 mile Santa Anita Oaks in which she lost to current Kentucky Oaks favorite, Stellar Wind.A winner of both the one mile turf Cal Cup Oaks Jan. 24 and the China Doll on March 7, she will be vying for her first graded stakes victory in the Honeymoon.With two wins from four starts in 2105, Singing Kitty is by Ministers Wild Cat and owned by Chris Aulds and Peter Jeong. She is 9-4-0-0- overall with $243,378 in earnings.The Jerry Hollendorfer trained Lutine Belle will attempt to return to her Blue Norther Stakes form, a mile turf race in which she won Jan. 1. Fifth in the Grade I Las Virgenes Jan. 31 two starts back and eighth in the April 4 Providencia, her most recent start, Lutine Belle returns to turf for only the third time in an nine race career.She is owned by KMN Racing, LLC with earnings of $98,950. Jockey Corey Nakatani gains the mount for the first time Sunday.With all fillies assigned 117 pounds, the Honeymoon Stakes will be run as the eighth race on an eight-race card. Here’s the field, with jockeys in post position order: Screaming Skylar, Victor Espinoza; Spanish Queen, Brice Blanc; Havanna Belle, Rafael Bejarano; Lutine Belle, Corey Nakatani; Sharla Rae, Drayden Van Dyke; Prize Exhibit, Mike Smith; Star Via Strada, Tiago Pereira; Entrechat, Flavien Prat; Spirit of Xian, Joseph Talamo; Singing Kitty, Tyler Baze.                 First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Hosts UAE stir from slumber, stumbling Syria sack coach

first_img“The Syrian Arab Football Federation has decided to dismiss coach Bernd Stange,” said a statement on the organisation’s Facebook page, adding that former national coach Fajr Ibrahim would take charge for the final Group B game against Australia.Stange follows Thailand’s Milovan Rajevac to the exit, after the Serb was dismissed following the War Elephants’ 4-1 defeat to India. They recovered to beat Bahrain 1-0 on Thursday.However, Jordan’s win made them the first team to book their place in the knockout stages, following their upset of defending champions Australia.In Abu Dhabi, Khalfan Mubarak and Ali Mabkhout were on target for the Emiratis, who were fortunate to scrape a 1-1 draw in their curtain-raiser against Bahrain after a controversial late penalty last Saturday.“The Bahrain result was a disappointment and I humbly apologised to the fans,” said UAE coach Alberto Zaccheroni, who steered Japan to the Asian Cup title in 2011.“But the players showed great spirit and willpower tonight and we deserved the victory. It’s important to grow into the tournament.”India captain Sunil Chhetri overtook Lionel Messi in international goals as the Blue Tigers stunned Thailand 4-1 in their opening game to earn comparisons with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli for his heroics.The evergreen striker forced a smart save from UAE goalkeeper Khalid Eisa before the home side drew first blood against the run of play.Mubarak whipped the ball home from an acute angle four minutes before halftime for the Emirates, who were runners-up the last time the country hosted the Asian Cup in 1996.Mabkhout sealed the points with a cool finish two minutes from the end — his 47th goal in 75 internationals — to give the scoreline a somewhat flattering complexion but left UAE top of Group A on four points.– Car alarm –Until Mubarak’s strike — his first for his country — the 2015 semi-finalists had been largely restricted to pot shots that threatened little but the fleets of luxury cars in the stadium parking lot.India, who finished runners-up on their Asian Cup debut in 1964 when it was a four-team competition won by Israel, will still fancy their chances of reaching the knockout phase for the first time.“We created enough chances to win two games so I think we deserved at least a draw,” said India coach Stephen Constantine.“But if you don’t convert your chances you pay for it — and we paid for it. I have 23 bitterly disappointed boys.”Jordan have claimed a perfect six points after first-half goals from Mousa Mohammad Suleiman and Tareq Khattab earned their 2-0 win over Syria in a tempestuous Group B clash.“We know where we are coming from — from very low — but we changed a lot of things,” said Jordan coach Vital Borkelmans.“Before, nobody believed in these players,” added the Belgian. “Now I think all the media and the Jordan people believe that they have a good team.”In Dubai, “Thai Messi” Chanathip Songkrasin fired the Thais to only their second-ever Asian Cup win to reignite their hopes, smashing in a first-time shot that rocketed past Sayed Shubbar Alawi in the Bahrain goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jordan won a bruising derby against neighbours Syria © AFP / Giuseppe CACACEABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan 10 – Hosts United Arab Emirates closed in on a place in the last 16 at the Asian Cup on Thursday as coach Bernd Stange paid the price for Syria’s defeat to Jordan — becoming the second managerial casualty in just six days of competition.UAE survived a hairy start to beat India 2-0 but it was a bleak night for the well-travelled Stange, 70, who watched as Syria lost 2-0 and was given his marching orders shortly afterwards.last_img read more

After hitting ‘wall,’ Sharks’ lineup may have more traditional look

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said he might go back to dressing 12 forwards and six defensemen for Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings even if Tomas Hertl is unavailable to play.DeBoer labeled Hertl, who has missed the last four games with a lower body injury, as doubtful to play against the Kings. The team will know more Friday morning with the game, the Sharks’ last at home this month, at 1 p.m.The Sharks looked lethargic in their 5-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday …last_img read more

South Africa’s top female Olympians – part 2

first_img12 August 2016Team South Africa began its Rio Olympics campaign this week, and among the 137athletes competing this year are some of the country’s outstanding female athletes,representing a wide range of sporting disciplines. To celebrate Women’s Month, hereis a look at another five of the best.Linda Motlhalo – footballlinda motlhalo Aiming For RIO 2016 Big For More Go To For More-—game-on-mag (@MySportMyLife) April 22,2016At 18, Linda Motlhalo is one of Banyana Banyana’s youngest scoring sensationsand while Rio might be her biggest career moment so far, it definitely won’t be thelast. Hailing from Brandvlei, Randfontein’s hotbed of football talent, Motlhalodreams big yet is comfortable at her own pace.The South African Football Association’s Fran Hilton-Smith calls her the futureof women’s football in South Africa. “What stands out about her is her big-matchtemperament,” she told City Press. “From the first time I saw her, Iknew she was going places… Her tactical awareness at her age is very good and Ibelieve she is in good hands with (Banyana coach) Vera Pauw.”Motlhalo has scored three goals in four games in South African colours, and isnot planning on stopping.Janine van Wyk – football#RSA‘ KapitäninJanine van Wyk ist trotz Auftaktpleite gegen #SWE stolz:— auf deutsch (@fifacom_de) August 4,2016Cool-headed veteran Janine van Wyk is leading Banyana at the Rio Olympicsthis year, her second Olympics. As South African football’s most capped footballplayer (male and female), scoring 10 goals as defender in 160 games, she bringsconfident leadership and creative talent to the Rio team.While the prospect of Banyana making it to the next stage of the tournamenthangs in the balance – with losses to Sweden and China, and a gutsy draw againsthosts Brazil – Van Wyk is determined to make sure her teammates enjoy theexperience and, above all, use it to learn for the future.Dominique Scott – athleticsI’m actually here… Dreams DO come true!!! #Olympics #Rio2016 #TeamSA #RSA—DOM • SCOTT-EFURD (@domscottrunSA) August 5,2016When Dominique Scott begins the 10 000m race on Friday, 12 August, she’ll no doubt be thinking of South African runners who have tackled one of athletics’ more gruelling events before her: most notably Elena Meyer. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Meyer won South Africa’s first post-isolation medal. Scott was born in 1992.The determined Capetonian has already built a formidable junior career,winning two golds in the 2010 South African junior championships and going on toshow impressive progress as part of her American college team at the University ofArkansas. Before leaving for Rio, she won both the 10 000m and 5 000m finals at the National College Athletics Association Outdoor championships.Michelle Weber – open water marathon swimmingSee theother photos from my Women’sHealth shoot on my site @WomensHealthSA @ArenaSAfrica—Michelle Weber (@michelleweber71) July 26,2016Michelle Weber is the only female swimmer representing South Africa in Riothis year. Her marathon is on Monday, 15 August.Weber, who underwent serious heart surgery three years ago, decided tospecialise in the more paced marathon events in lieu of shorter swims. The changeseems to have worked for her – Weber has won the 5km and 10km events at theSouth African Senior Championships for three consecutive years.Ashleigh Simon – golfSA’s @ash_simoncloses with a 73 @RICOHWomensBrit to grab ashare of 47th on one-over-par 289—Sunshine Ladies Tour (@SLadiesTour) July 31,2016Ashleigh Simon shot to fame as one of South Africa’s prodigious young golfingtalents, becoming the youngest player to win the ladies’ South African Amateurtournament, and the first player in over a century to win the ladies’ South AfricanOpen title three times.Since turning professional at the age of 18, Simon has participated in the US and British Opens, and is a regular on the European and American PGA tours, on which she has won six individual tournaments. Simon has also won numerous South Africa tournaments, and represented South Africa at the women’s golf World Cup for four consecutive years.“Rio,” Simon told the Bedfordview and Edenvale community newspaper, “is going to be something different (from the normal professional circuit). Golf is an individual sport and (our doubles) team (with Paula Reto) will have to work together… It is important for golfers on the South African team to have a good short game.”Source: South African Sports Confederation and Olympic reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using materiallast_img read more