Americans protest on medals stand at Pan Am Games

first_imgLIMA, Peru (AP):Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiralling out of control.During their medals ceremonies at the sports festival in Lima, fencer Race Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist. Both athletes could represent the US less than a year from now at the Tokyo Olympics, where similar protests would be seen by a much wider audience.“Racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants, and a president who spreads hate are at the top of a long list” of America’s problems, Imboden said in a tweet sent after his team’s foil medals ceremony. “I chose to sacrifice my moment today at the top of the podium to call attention to issues that I believe need to be addressed.“I encourage others to please use your platforms for empowerment and change.”Berry raised her fist as America’s national anthem was played to honour her win in the hammer throw. She called out injustice in America “and a president who’s making it worse.”“It’s too important to not say something,” Berry told USA Today. “Something has to be said. If nothing is said, nothing will be done, and nothing will be fixed, and nothing will be changed.”The history of high-profile protests at the Olympics dates to the 1968 Games in Mexico City, when sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists during the medals ceremony for the 200-metre dash.The issues haven’t changed all that much in the ensuing 50 years.Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been out of a job since shortly after he started kneeling during the national anthem before 49ers games in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice in America.Since then, athletes representing the U.S. have faced scrutiny about what, if any, signs of protest they might show if they land on the podium at an Olympics or other major event. Among the issues that have been fodder for possible protest have been race relations, the treatment of the LGBT community, social injustice and disagreements with President Donald Trump.The actions by Berry and Imboden will test the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s (USOPC) resolve to enforce rules that restrict political protests.The USOPC said in a statement yesterday that its leadership is reviewing possible consequences.Berry is on the US team that will head to the track and field World Championships next month.“Every athlete competing at the 2019 Pan American Games commits to terms of eligibility, including to refrain from demonstrations that are political in nature,” the statement said. “In these cases, the athletes didn’t adhere to the commitment they made to the organising committee and the USOPC. We respect their rights to express their viewpoints, but we are disappointed that they chose not to honour their commitment.”last_img read more

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Drummer Boy springs surprise

first_imgTOP three-year-olds NIPSTER, GREEN GOLD RUSH and DOUBLE CROWN – face off this afternoon at nine furlongs and 25 yards in the Royal Dad Trophy after finishing within a half-length of each other behind EROY at a mile on August 15.A warm pace is expected with NIPSTER, RUM WITH ME, ROY ROGERS and GREEN GOLD RUSH enjoying good tactical speed.NIPSTER and GREEN GOLD RUSH had left DOUBLE CROWN flat-footed last time out, going in chase of EROY.DOUBLE CROWN lost three lengths between the half-mile and the top of the lane, a result of the pace increasing out of a modest 48.2 to 1:12.4, leaving Shane Ellis six lengths off the lead entering the straight.Ellis tried his best to rouse the chestnut gelding but the leaders weren’t quitting, or so it appeared, because the winning post couldn’t have come quick enough for them to repel DOUBLE CROWN’s rush inside the last half-furlong.A few strides past the post, DOUBLE CROWN, who went two pounds overweight with Ellis, was pulling up alongside EROY and GREEN GOLD RUSH with NIPSTER four wide.Dick Cardenas replaces Ellis astride DOUBLE CROWN in a perfect merger. Cardenas will be all too happy to watch NIPSTER, GREEN GOLD RUSH, ROY ROGERS and RUM WITH ME go at it before producing the far-striding runner.Yesterday, Wayne DaCosta’s 2018 Governor’s Cup winner, DRUMMER BOY, running for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown, reported off a five-month lay-up to stun sprinters at five furlongs straight, striking at odds of 13-1 in the GA ‘Sarge’ Bucknor Memorial Cup.DRUMMER BOY, partnered by female apprentice, Abigail Able, sat third behind course specialist, PEKING CRUZ, and in-form NUCLEAR THUNDER, before accelerating inside the last half-furlong.PEKING CRUZ appeared well on his way to outgun rivals at his favourite trip after getting rid of NUCLEAR THUNDER but shortened badly inside the last half-furlong, giving way to DRUMMER BOY, closing fast along the stands’ side.DRUMMER BOY’s stablemate, ROJORN DI PILOT, stayed on for second ahead of RAS EMANUEL, who made the best of a bad draw, post-position one, to finish third along the inner rail.DRUMMER BOY closed a two-timer for DaCosta whose down-in-class HOVER CRAFT overhauled 12-1 shot DEZZY THE GENIUS close home at nine furlongs and 25 yards.Ryan Darby also saddled two winners, PARAJET and MADAM SECRETARY at three and five furlongs straight, respectively.Tevin Foster, who closed the card with Darby’s MADAM SECRETARY, led the day with two winners, also booting home 8-1 chance REDFORD, who upset DaCosta’s big favourite, SWEET TOPPINS, in the sixth event. ainsley.walters@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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Airline shuts out Northwood in Dixie Majors play

first_imgAirline shut out Northwood 6-0 in a Dixie Majors baseball game Tuesday night at Airline.Cameron Taylor led the Vikings with two hits. Adam Armstrong had an RBI triple. Trey Daniel also had a triple. Connor Jones went 1-for-2.Airline improved to 8-2. The Vikings Peyton Davis pitched the first two innings for the win. He struck out four and didn’t allow a hit. Levi Holder pitched the final three innings for the save. He allowed two hits and struck out four.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comEditor’s note: No other Tuesday night games were reported to The Press-Tribune.Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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QPR hierarchy hail Austin after hat-trick against West Brom

first_imgTony Fernandes took to Twitter to declare his pride at QPR’s dramatic victory against West Brom.They stormed back from 2-0 down with Charlie Austin’s hat-trick securing a 3-2 victory which lifted them out of the bottom three and up to 15th in the Premier League.Rangers chairman Fernandes tweeted: “What a win what a win. That’s the way to win. Shows true character. Happy happy happy.”AdChoices广告Austin tweeted a picture of himself with the match ball after the amazing triumph at Loftus Road, where he scored a first-half penalty before two close-range finishes after the break swung the match in QPR’s favour.Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia tweeted: “There are just no words to describe how amazing that was! I am just so very proud. Congrats @chazaustin9 u deserve every bit of this success.”And chief executive Philip Beard added: “There are Christmas presents and there are Christmas presents but watching Charlie score a hat-trick is the best present of all. Thx Santa!” Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand, who was again among the Rangers substitutes, tweeted: “Great character shown by the lads today. 2 zip down – 3-2 up!! @chazaustin9 shooting on sight !”And sidelined Rangers midfielder Alejandro Faurlin declared: “I’m seriously thinking of my next tatto to be @chazaustin9 what a striker my goodness!!!”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Transfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Ighalo and QPR are again linked with Blues duo

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…Watford’s Odion Ighalo is the latest striker to be linked with Chelsea.The Daily Mirror say the Blues are monitoring Ighalo, 26, along with Arsenal and a number of other supposedly interested clubs.AdChoices广告The Mirror also say Chelsea defender Papy Djilbodji could join German side Werder Bremen on loan.Meanwhile, QPR have made loan offers for Chelsea duo Patrick Bamford and Charly Musonda, the Evening Standard say.Bamford is wanted by a number of Championship clubsBayer Leverkusen, Lille and Rayo Vallecano are also said to have made enquiries about Belgium Under-21 midfielder Musonda, while Bamford has been linked with a move to Loftus Road since a recent loan spell at Crystal Palace was cut short.The Daily Star claim Chelsea are interested in Southampton striker Graziano Pelle, while The Sun claim Chelsea fear they could lose Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Thibaut Courtois because of the possibility of the club missing out on the Champions League.Hazard has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris St-GermainA ‘Blues source’ is quoted as saying: “Yes, they’re tied into deals but those contracts won’t stop rivals moving in at the end of the season.“And they won’t stop our players considering their futures either. Contracts don’t count for a lot these days.”And the Northern Echo reports that Middlesbrough are considering making a fresh bid for Ross McCormack after having an initial offer for the Fulham striker rejected. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Old teammate ‘convinced’ Tottenham winger can become ‘one of best fullbacks…

first_imgThis week’s edition focuses on full-backs following the promising performances of Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard at the World Cup, and the free agent had an interesting opinion about one of his former teammates.According to him, Lucas Moura, who transferred from Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham back in January, could become one of the best in the world if he decided to drop back a notch tactically.Not only is he ‘completely serious’ about this, he’s ‘convinced’ that’s the case.Embed from Getty ImagesThe idea here would be for the Spurs winger to follow in the footsteps of the increasing number of ‘success stories’ like Bouna Sarr last season at Marseille, Victor Moses at Chelsea and, to some extent depending on who you ask, Antonio Valencia at Manchester United.His reasoning for this is ‘it isn’t a position that rejects “attacking” players’ any longer, believing it would allow many to ‘exploit their potential even more’.Predicting more and more wingers will accept to do this in the future, Ben Arfa sees those who play there as ‘the most complete players’ on the pitch, like Thomas Meunier or Marcelo, described as ‘number 10 wingers with a numbers two or three on their back’.With Kieran Tripper and Serge Aurier at Mauricio Pochettino’s disposal at Tottenham, it seems unlikely that we’ll see Lucas Moura become a full-back/wing-back anytime soon, but you never know.A few injuries here and there next season, and the Argentinian might be forced to consider Hatem Ben Arfa’s advice… by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameThe Most Addictive Game of the Year 2019Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndo Faced with a lot of spare time now that his contract with Paris Saint-Germain has come to an end, Hatem Ben Arfa has been hired by France Football to write a weekly column in their magazine.last_img read more

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Hamilton is on the verge of getting into big trouble because…

first_imgSix-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton may be under investigation by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) for wearing a T-shirt with the words “Arrest the cops who killed Breona Taylor” after the Tuscan Grand Prix race yesterday.An FIA spokesman confirmed to the BBC that the investigation was “under active review”.Hamilton’s T-shirt depicted a black Taylor who had been shot dead by U.S. police at her home in Kentucky.The Briton has been quite active in the fight against racism in recent months and has led other Formula One teams and drivers to join the cause. However, the T-shirt could be a potential violation of FIA rules on political commentary. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

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Not In My House amateur segment finalised

first_imgThe full slate of the names of the amateur boxers on  the ‘Not In My House’ Pro/Am card has been released by the Guyana Boxing Association. According to President of the GBA, Steve Ninvalle, Keevin Allicock will headline that part of card scheduled for Saturday at D’Urban Park.The 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist is down to match gloves with Trinidad and Tobago’s best featherweight, Anthony Joseph.According to the organizers, the event is geared towards showcasing the best pugilists in Guyana and it is only fitting that Allicock, fresh off outings at the Pan American Games in Peru and the World Championships in Russia showcases his talent locally.Keevin Allicock  The amateur segment reads: Allicock versus Joseph, Tyron Blair versus Jamal Pompey (heavyweight), Jamal Eastman versus Jeffrey Joseph (lightweight) and Colin Lewis versus Emmanuel Sancho (welterweight).Meanwhile, after more than 45 rounds of fistic action, the main event of the night will see Dexter ‘The Kid’ Marques lacing it up against the dangerous Colombian fighter Jose Antonio Jimenez.The undercard features, James Moore and James Walcott in a six-round light heavyweight encounter, Edmond ‘Wonder Boy’ DeClou matching gloves with Kwesi Jones in a catchweight encounter. Joel Williamson taking on Keeve Allicock in a four-round super lightweight scrap, Anson Green against the USA’s Raymond Wilburg (four rounds) and debutant, Pearline Lochan facing Sharon Warde (four rounds). And then all that action will be followed by an epic HJ Entertainment/Guyana Carnival music festival.Saturday’s card is being promoted by NexGen Global Marketing/Caribbean KnockOuts and HJ Entertainment along with New Trend Auto, NCN and Cloud 9.The event is scheduled to be transmitted live locally on NCN and streamed to the rest of the world to see what Guyana has to offer. Top Guyanese born chef, Bernard James is returning from Los Angeles, California, USA to serve up special cuisine at the event that is expected to attract more than 12,000 patrons.last_img read more

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Ighalo Wants to Extend Loan, Finish Season with Man Utd

first_imgOdion Ighalo hopes his loan deal at Manchester United is extended until the Premier League season is completed.The Nigeria striker, 30, moved from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January and has a contract until 31 May.Premier League bosses hope to resume the season in June but, with China’s Super League also intent on a restart, Ighalo may have to return to Shanghai. “I would like to finish the season if it’s possible,” Ighalo told BBC Sport.“I was in good form, good shape, scoring goals and now we’ve stopped now for over a month. I’ve given it my best and hopefully we’ll come back to play.“The team had a good momentum before the pandemic started. At the moment I’m on loan, and this will cut short my time at the club.”BBC Sport understand United are keen to extend Nigeria international Ighalo’s contract.He has scored four goals in eight games in all competitions for United, including once in the 5-0 Europa League last-16 win over LASK on 12 March, a day before the Premier League season was suspended.“The club, myself, every footballer is going through a lot because we can’t do what we love and what we know how to do best, so we’re just thinking about that for now and to finish the season before we start thinking about the contract,” said Ighalo.“I just want everyone to be safe and see what the future holds.”United are fifth in the table with nine games remaining.Ighalo said the Premier League will make the right decision in order to ensure players are “safe and healthy” if and when play resumes.Premier League clubs will meet on Monday to discuss a resumption to the season.The Chinese Super League is hopeful of restarting in late June.The Chinese football association has made a proposal for all professional clubs to cut the salaries of players and coaches by up to 50 per cent to help combat the financial impact of the pandemic.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Glo Premier League update

first_imgAshantiGold managed a 2-1 win over Kessben at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on Sunday afternoon to remain on top of the Glo Premier League table.Defending champions Hearts of Oak are snapping at the heels of the leaders following a 1-0 win over Aduana Stars at the Ohene Djan Stadium.Kumasi Asante Kotoko beat Real Tamale United 1-0 at the Tamale Stadium whilst New Edubiase deepened the woes on relegation threatened Hasaacas with a one-nil win at the Sekondi Stadium.Liberty Professionals drew one-all with Great Olympics in Dansoman and Heart of Lions beat All Stars 2-1 in Kpando.Arsenals also defeated another relegation candidate Eleven Wise at the Golden City Park.Source: Joy Sports/Myjoyonline.com/Ghanalast_img read more

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