SEVILLE, Spain (AP):Spanish club Sevilla says the national anti-doping agency is looking into reports that midfielder Samir Nasri recently had intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic.The clinic, Drip Doctors, posted a photo of Nasri on its Facebook and Twitter accounts on Tuesday, saying it had provided him with a drip “to help keep him hydrated and in top health during his busy soccer season.”It describes the drip as an infusion to boost the immune system and contains “high dose vitamin C, B vitamins, lysine and zinc combined with specially formulated nutrients.”Sevilla spokesman Jesus Gomez told the Associated Press yesterday that “the agency has been in contact with the club to ask for information” about the player.A spokesman for the anti-doping agency told the AP that its investigators are checking whether any treatment Nasri may have received had steered clear of the list of prohibited substances. The spokesman spoke anonymously as dictated by agency policy.The 29-year-old Nasri, who is on loan from English Premier League club Manchester City after not fitting into new coach Pep Guardiola’s plans, returned with the rest of his teammates from their winter break to start training yesterday.Nasri has proved to be a key player for Jorge Sampaoli’s Sevilla, which has reached the Champions League’s round-of-16 and sits third in the Spanish league at the winter break.
Letran took the fight out of Jose Rizal U for the 74-58 victory in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Christian Fajarito and Larry Muyang paced the Knights with 14 points each and 17 rebounds combined as they booked their second straight victory for a third-place tie with Perpetual early in the conference.Letran pulled away as early as the second quarter, outscoring the Heavy Bombers, 20-9, for a 39-31 lead at the break. That ballooned to as big as 70-43 in the final seven minutes after Fajarito’s basket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We are blessed to have been gifted big men this season,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa.It was a show of force for the Knights, who sorely outrebounded the Heavy Bombers, 55-33, including 24 on the offensive end while being in total control in the paint scoring, 50-14. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 JRU had a strong start with a 22-19 lead in the opening quarter but that was not enough to carry them to their first win as they dropped to 0-4.The scores:Letran 74 – Fajarito 14, Muyang 14, Calvo 9, Quinto 8, Balanza 7, Ambohot 7, Mandreza 4, Balagasay 3, Celis 3, Batiller 2, Taladua 2, Agbong 1, Yu 0, Banez 0JRU 58 – Mendoza 16, Esguerra 11, David 10, Miranda 9, Dela Virgen 6, Bordon 4, Mallari 2, Padua 0, Silvarez 0, Dela Rosa 0, Ramos 0, Estrella 0Quarterscores: 19-22; 39-31; 65-43; 74-58ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Without Blatche, Clarkson for Gilas, SBP ‘thought best not to send’ for Asian Games MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments
Dr. Maureen L. Davis, Presiding Prelate, Gates of Heaven Assembly of Churches, United States of America is on a mission visit to Liberia.Dr. Davis last visited Liberia in the early 1980s. She had come along with her Grand Mother—Lena Thomas—then Presiding Bishop of the same Church, more than 30 years ago.“I did not know then that I was going to be in Grandma’s position today,” she told the Daily Observer Wednesday, January 30, in an exclusive interview.Bishop Davis further told the Observer that she was excited to be back in Liberia.Dr. Davis, who presides over at least seven churches and church-related institutions in Liberia, visited churches and missions in Liberia, partnering with the Gates of Heaven Assembly of Churches.Some of the Gates of Heaven Assembly of Churches’ partner churches in Liberia are Gates of Heaven Agape Ministry, Harbel; Gates of Heaven Agape Ministry, Thinker Village, Paynesville; Higher Grounds International Ministries, Duport Road, Paynesville;Gates of Heaven Agape Ministry, Center Street, Monrovia andGates of Heaven Agape Ministries, Headquarters, Congo Town.Others are Jesus Christ Children’s Ministry, White Plains and Agape International Outreach Ministries, Social Welfare Branch, Liberia.Dr. Davis, who is set to depart on February 2, broke ground for the construction of Bishop Lena Thomas Academy in Bong County, Bishop Lena Thomas Children’s Village consisting of four dormitories in Robertsville, White Plains, Montserrado County and the construction of a multi-purpose Gates Agape church complex in Congo Town, Monrovia.Touching on how the funds would be raised for these projects, the Gates of Heaven Presiding Prelate said the funds would be raised by members of her churches in Liberia and the US. She also stated that they are going to work along with Bong County Representative George S. Mulbah, who donated the land to them, to help raise some fund for the project in Bong.She also stated that her Churches will do all they can to help in the rebuilding process of Liberia, which is recovering from a 14-year brutal and destructive civil conflict.Bishop Davis intoned that her Grandmother, who came to Liberia in the 1970s, had a heart for Liberia and its children and so she (Bishop Davis) would do all she can to help mold the minds of Liberian children after the love of Jesus Christ.“We want to use our schools and churches to evangelize the people,” she added.The groundbreaking ceremony in Bong was graced by Education Minister Etmonia Tarpeh and Rep. George Mulbah, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson waves to the crowd as he arrives at Old Trafford © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 22 – Alex Ferguson made an emotional return to Manchester United on Saturday for the first time since the club’s legendary former manager had emergency brain surgery.Ferguson, who managed United for 27 years, was left fighting for his life after being rushed to hospital in May. But the 76-year-old Scot has made a good recovery and a picture of Ferguson arriving at Old Trafford ahead of United’s Premier League clash with Wolves was posted on United’s official Twitter account on Saturday.The picture’s caption read: “Welcome back to Old Trafford, Sir Alex.”Ferguson’s return reached a crescendo when he arrived in the main stand six minutes before kick-off.He received a thunderous 60-second standing ovation from both United and Wolves supporters.Smiling broadly, Ferguson waved and applauded back at the fans, before clenching his fists in the salute that often passed as his goal celebration.Ferguson, accompanied by his wife Cathy, took his seat in the United directors’ box as the applause continued.Ferguson, speaking to MUTV, admitted it was a big moment to be back at the stadium where one of the stands is named after him in recognition of his incredible achievements with United.“I’m really good. Obviously it’s been a long journey and I’m gradually making steps forward, doing what my son tells me and what the doctors tell me, so, yeah, I’m really good,” he said.“I’m a bit nervous, to be honest with you, maybe a bit tense really because I think my last game was Arsenal back in April. It was a long time but it’s great to be back and I just hope we get a win today.The boss is back: Alex Ferguson gestures to the Old Trafford crowd © AFP / Lindsey PARNABY“It’s great to go back to the stadium and it’s going to be quite emotional for me when the game starts, things like that. It had to happen some time and I’ve been looking forward to it. The important thing was getting the right time and the right rest before coming to a game.“It’s bound to be emotional. Particularly when I take my seat in the box. That will be something, you know. I’ll be glad when it gets over and the game starts and I can enjoy it.”– ‘Great to be back’ –Asked about the messages of support he had received, Ferguson added: “It was unbelievable.“There were thousands of cards, and they kept arriving at Salford Royal Hospital. I’d left by that time but they kept coming and kept coming. The number of emails, texts and personal cards to the house, it was just amazing. It really was.“I’m overcome by it and overwhelmed by it.“Some of the doctors are here (as special guests) who did the operation and I thought it was the right thing to do. It’s great to be back.”Ferguson, who retired in 2013, won 38 trophies during a 26-year spell in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues.Prior to that he won 11 trophies with Aberdeen.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
If reports are to be believed, Newcastle United are about to make Remy Cabella their fourth signing of the summer, following Siem de Jong, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez through the door at St James’ Park.The Frenchman, who was an unused member of his nation’s World Cup squad, is set to make the move from Montpellier to Tyneside in the coming days for around £9million.The midfielder’s waif figure will be waltzing through opposition defences next year’s with a selection of skills at his disposal and an excellent end product which saw him register 14 goals and five assists for his club last season.Cabella, who was at one point linked with Manchester United, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid, could prove to be an inspirational signing by Alan Pardew, who has seen his relationship with Newcastle fans go sour recently.But why just take our word for it, Toon fans? Why not watch this video of the 24-year-old’s best bits…
Liverpool must strengthen their forward options in the summer, according to Anfield great Ian Rush.With Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez leading a formidable attack, the Reds plundered 101 Premier League goals last season.This term, with Suarez gone and Sturridge having struggled for fitness, Brendan Rodgers’ side have struggled in front of goal and have hit less than half that amount with six games left of the campaign.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Rush said: “Last season, we were fantastic. We were scoring for fun.“It is the other way around this season. We are stopping goals going in and not scoring.“Even last night [against Newcastle] you have got to score that second goal early to get you safe. To do that, we need to strengthen the scoring power.”With the Reds having failed to launch another title challenge and having suffered an early exit in the Champions League, manager Rodgers has come under-fire at times this season.But Rush insists it could still turn out to be a successful campaign for the club if they go on to lift the FA Cup and beat Manchester City to a top four spot.“There is still a long way to go,” said the Welshman. “I felt we overachieved last season. If we can finish in the top four and win a trophy, for me that is progression.”
Dear Santa, My name is Timmy and I’m in the third grade. My mom says I have to write thank-you letters for gifts. So thanks for the video games and stuff. But I have a couple of things I’d like to know about, if you feel like it. One day in class Mrs. Tompkins – that’s the teacher who teaches us – said a lot of people in this country eat too much food which makes them get fat and die ahead of the skinny people. She said it is better to eat salad and other stuff that does not taste good, because salads don’t get stuck inside the pipes of your body so that the blood and air inside the pipes can keep going without running into a french fry. Mrs. Tompkins said that sometimes people that do things to make the air really bad will plant trees because trees are good for the air. Maybe during part of the time when you are not in the chimney with gifts, you can plant trees for the air. Maybe you can get Mrs. Claus to do it, because I hardly ever see her do anything. I have a dog named Champ. I know that you like animals too, because of the reindeers. One day Mrs. Tompkins told us that when we go to McDonald’s and open the bun there’s an animal inside. Do you treat the reindeer and especially Rudolph in a good way? I guess you do or they might run away, like Champ did one time when my little brother left the door open. Champ was gone a long time and my dad went to look for him and, even though he found him, he was still mad anyway. So I hope that you treat the reindeer really good so they don’t run away and nobody eats them. Get the lead out, Santa Every day in class we have the news. A lot of toys come from the Chinese in China and they put something called lead in the toys, that they weren’t supposed to put in, but they put it in there anyway. How do you make sure the toys you give us kids don’t have any lead? My dad is a lawyer and he said that the lead will make a lot of people go to court and pay money. I hope you don’t go to court, but I hope if you do you have money. I have a shirt that is my favorite. But when I tried to wear it for the second day, because I wore it yesterday, my mom made me take it off. She said that only poor people wear the same shirt all the time and it takes money to wear different shirts. I don’t think you are poor because of all the toys you give away, even the lead ones. So why do you wear the same thing whenever I see you? I hope I did not hurt your feelings because I like red. But what if somebody would not take your toys because they feel sorry for you because you always wear the same thing? My dad likes to yell at the TV because he watches a man who talks about people who shouldn’t be here because they were not born here but are here anyway. My dad said that a lot of the people came here but the paper they came here with told them to leave but they did not leave. So when you took toys to kids all over the world, I hope you made sure you had the right paper so you stayed out of jail. If you did go to jail, you shouldn’t wear the same thing I always see you wear, in case you were wondering about that. So I think I should leave now. Eat food that doesn’t stick to your pipes. If you have money after all the toys, you should buy a bigger sled so you can travel less than now and Mrs. Claus won’t have to plant so many trees and keep the gate closed so you won’t have to chase the reindeer like my dad did Champ, and make sure all the toys that come from China don’t come from there anymore. And make sure the paper you have so you can deliver toys all over is not the wrong one so that you end up in jail and have to take off your red suit. Happy New Year, Timmy Larry Elder is an attorney, syndicated columnist and national radio talk-show host. He can be heard from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday on KABC-AM 790 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! So how come you are so fat? Mrs. Tompkins said that if you eat a lot, you make other people eat a lot, too, because kids look up to you like they do their parents and try to do what you do. She said that grown-ups like you, Santa, need to be good role models. So maybe next time, instead of fixing what you like, Mrs. Claus should fix something you don’t like but is better for you, like a salad. Is sled fouling the air? I want to ask you about the air being dirty. The sled you are in when the reindeers pull you looks really small and since you give out toys to every good kid you must have to go to the North Pole and back a lot of times. Does this mean you use a lot of gas and make the air really dirty? Mrs. Tompkins says the gas everybody gets makes it dirty and smell bad and kills animals, including us, too. We watched a movie about polar bears who did not have a house anymore because of the gas inside my dad’s car. The movie said you should make the sun heat your house with a thing that you put on top of the roof. Can you put one on top of your sled so that the reindeer and especially Rudolph will not have to work as much and besides, it will help the air?
Swazzle Puppet Show, “Harry and the Tyrannosaurus Rex,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. “Cabaret” will be presented, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. Moonlight Hike, 6-7 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 18 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Waterfall Hike, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita 42 Smack Classic will present a comedy show, 8 p.m. Friday in the Valencia High School Theatre, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $5. Proceeds will benefit the VHS Speech and Drama departments. Call (661) 294-1188, Ext. 522. Jimmy Brogan and Greg Vaccarella will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733.
BEST OF no dice It’s been a tough season for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United The reverse fixture in Switzerland saw United put in perhaps their best performance of the season, easing to a 3-0 win courtesy of Paul Pogba’s double and an Anthony Martial strike.However, United head into Tuesday’s encounter on the back of a miserable 0-0 home draw with Crystal Palace, that keeps them 14 points off top spot in the Premier League.Jose Mourinho’s side are still being heavily backed to defeat their Swiss opponents, but Young Boys will arrive at Old Trafford knowing that this United side are playing well below their full potential right now and are there for the taking. Latest Football News MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Confirmed line-upsMan United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Shaw; Matic, Fellaini, Fred; Lingard, Rashford, MartialSUBS: Romero, Bailly, Pogba, Mata, Lukaku, Andreas Pereira, McTominayYoung Boys: Ballmoos, Mbabu, Camara, von Bergen, Benito, Sulejmani, Sow, Lauper, Aebischer, Assale, NsameSUBS: Wolfli, Bertone, Ngamaleu, Fassnacht, Schick, Garcia, Seydoux. 2 Manchester United will be hoping to qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Tuesday night when they welcome Young Boys to Old Trafford.The Red Devils need to win, and hope Valencia fail to beat Juventus in Group H’s other fixture, to secure their progression to the last-16 with a match to spare. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move What the managers are sayingJose Mourinho (Man United): “It’s not a crucial match because if we don’t win tomorrow we still don’t depend on other results. We will still just depend on ourselves.“But I want to play from the first minute like it’s the last chance we have to qualify. I want to play this game like a knockout game like we have to win.”Gerardo Seoane (Young Boys): “I think Manchester United are strong at home and, for sure, also they want to show to their crowd that they are strong also at home. This stadium has a big tradition.”Team newsVictor Lindelof misses out after suffering a muscle injury against Crystal Palace. He joins fellow defenders Marcos Rojo and Diogo Dalot on the sidelines.The visitors will be without Sekou Sanogo due to suspension, while Pedro Teixeira, Jordan Lotomba, Gregory Wuthrich and Guillaume Hoarau face late fitness tests. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Lindelof was pictured limping after United’s draw with Palace Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED huge blow ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?
Finn Harps’ three-game winning run in the league was brought to an end at Finn Park on Saturday night by Limerick as the visitors ran out 3-1 winners.Adam Clarke fired home his fourth goal of the campaign to cancel out Garbhan Coughlan’s early opener.However second-half goals from Shane Guthrie and Denis Behan saw off a battling Harps – with all resistance ended with the sending off of Thomas McBride ten minutes from the end. The visitors took the lead inside the first two minutes after Sean Brosnan’s cross was knocked down by Denis Behan for Coughlan to bundle the ball over the line from two yards.However Harps levelled in spectacular fashion five minutes later.A poor clearance landed at the feet of Adam Clarke who was given time to control the ball and fired in a superb equaliser.Limerick however dominated for long periods, and both goalkeepers were forced to make smart saves. The visitors took the lead 10 minutes after the restart.Peter Hutton somehow blocked a Behan shot but from the corner Guthrie rose unchallenged to head home. Behan added the third with 12 minutes to go, although he didn’t know much about it, the ball hitting off him and into the net.Harps were unfortunately outclassed by the big-spending Limerick but their case was not helped by a bizarre decision of the referee with ten minutes to go when he sent off McBride – when he himself had been tackled.It anyone has any footage of it, let us know. It would be a hit on YouTube.Finn Harps: Rory Kelly; James Doherty, Peter Hutton (Barry O’Mahony 63), Thomas McMonagle, Ciaran Coll; Adam Clarke, Shaun McGowan, Thomas McBride, Thomas Bonner (Blain Curtis 55), Paul Simon Treacy; Kevin McHugh. Subs not used: Shaun Patton, Aaron O’Hagan, Matt Harkin, Ciaran Greene, Hugh Carlin.Bookings: None.Sent Off: T McBride (80).Limerick FC: David Ryan; Shaun Kelly, Corie Tracey, Shane Tracy, Sean Brosnan Derek O’Brien 76); Stephen Bradley, Shane Guthrie, Joe Gamble, Rory Gaffney; Denis Behan, Garbhan Coughlan (Paudie Quinn 65). Subs not used: Barry Ryan, Andrew Bhandarkar, Pat Purcell, Stephen McGann, Gary Sheahan.Bookings: Gamble (34), Bradley (39), Behan (42).Attendance: 568LIMERICK END HARPS WINNING STREAK was last modified: April 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)