FIFA bans former official for life

first_imgZURICH (AP):FIFA has imposed a life ban on a former member of its ethics committee who helped judge other football officials while himself taking bribes.Ariel Alvarado received at least US$230,000 (almost J$31 million) in bribes linked to marketing deals, for World Cup qualifying games and the Gold Cup from 2009 to 2011, while he was a member of FIFA’s ethics committee, football’s world body said yesterday.FIFA later appointed the Panama football federation president to its disciplinary committee.Alvarado was a member of the disciplinary panel in 2015 judging wrongdoing by others when he was indicted in a sprawling US Department of Justice investigation. He was charged with racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracies though has yet to appear in an American court.The FIFA investigation into Alvarado used evidence “related to the jury trial that was held in the United States” two years ago, the written verdict stated.That trial at federal court in Brooklyn led to convictions for former FIFA vice-president Juan Angel Napout and José Maria Marin, who headed the 2014 World Cup organising committee in Brazil.FIFA said its ethics committee judges have banned Alvarado for life and fined him US$510,000 (over J$68 million).“In order to have a sanctioning and a preventive effect, the fine should be higher than the benefit Mr Alvarado obtained as otherwise, it would only amount to a reclaiming of the respective benefit,” the FIFA judges said.last_img read more

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Jesse Wooley selected for England Under-17

first_imgThe camp will commence on Thursday, February 15th and conclude on Wednesday, February 21st.Based at St George’s Park, the camp will consist of intense training.Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Jesse on selection.City Women face Sunderland on Saturday, February 10th. Tickets are available here.last_img

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Foundation runs inclusive activities session at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

first_imgSoft tennis, dance, table football and basketball all formed part of the sessions, which was open to hospital patients and their siblings.The session offered children the opportunity of extra activity during their time in hospital, engaging with a range of activities alongside coaches from the Foundation.Tom Monks, Head of Programmes, Bristol Sport Foundation, said: “Sport has a unique power to engage, inspire and uplift. We were delighted to bring our talented and passionate sports coaches to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to provide fun activities for the patients and their families.”Before Christmas, coaches and volunteers from the Foundation were joined by stars from Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers for some heart-warming days of visits and sporting activity at the hospital.As part of #Conversations week in the hospital, ran in partnership with Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, Foundation coaches headed to the wards and departments for some soft tennis, boccia, balloon volleyball and gymnastics, as well as a ‘keepy-uppy challenge.’Caitlin Moss, Deputy Divisional Director for Strategy and Business Planning said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Bristol Sport Foundation to deliver inclusive and fun activities for children in hospital and their siblings.”The activities bring much joy to those involved and we are lucky to have the lovely BSF coaches visiting the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to deliver these sessions and support the wellbeing of our patients and their families.”One parent, Alice, whose son, Aidan took part in the sessions, added: “After a long period of time in hospital, getting out in the fresh air and doing some physical activity really helped Aidan.”It’s been great for his mental wellbeing too. He was asking me when he could come back again to see the coaches for the afternoon session.”Images courtesy of JMPUK.comlast_img read more

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Fulham still without defender Madl

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham will again be without defender Michael Madl when they host Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.Madl has not featured in the last two matchday squads, and has been linked with a move to Legia Warsaw.Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic said Sone Aluko would be involved despite speculation over the striker’s future and the arrival of Rui Fonte.AdChoices广告 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Warnock confirms talks with Fulham over BennettFulham confirm loan signing of Liverpool’s OjoWoodrow completes Bristol City loan moveFulham complete Fonte signingFulham agree loan deal for Soareslast_img

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McClaren on Rangel’s future, Hemed’s fitness, protecting Eze – and his mistakes as QPR boss

first_imgQPR’s encouraging run continued with a 2-2 draw at Stoke City on Saturday. Here’s what Rangers manager Steve McClaren had to say after the game. On the performance“I thought we were excellent. This is a difficult place to come with the quality Stoke have got – the players and the bench.AdChoices广告“What pleased me most was the way we controlled the game. We started ever so well, played football and got a goal up.“Against the run of play we conceded. That rocked us a bit but in the second half but we showed the courage and the composure to play.“We dominated and went a goal down – again against the run of play – and the response of the team was tremendous.“We never stopped, we changed to a diamond and went for it, got the goal and then had to hold on towards the end.”On asking the referee to protect Ebere Eze“You saw a performance from Ebere Eze that showed his great potential. He was getting fouled too many times, so we just pointed that out.“Although we make a foul and get a yellow (card), Ebere gets fouled 20 or 30 times and nothing happens.“They’re small fouls but ones in which he’s away from people and attacking the goal. We wanted protection for him really.”On Angel Rangel’s future“We’ve got a stipulation where we can keep him. He’s got that option, Angel, it’s (about) whether he wants to stay with us or not.“I think he’s been nothing short of a revelation, not just on the field but what a great lad off the field.”On Rangel’s two goals“I’ve got to say I don’t know why he was in the box heading the ball in from there. We told him to stay on the halfway line but we pleased he didn’t.“And the second goal was a cracker – a great team goal. As long as we score, it doesn’t matter who gets them.”On improving since a terrible start“You come in and you learn, you make your mistakes, you try, you experiment looking for the right formula.“In the early weeks I made a lot of mistakes. But the key was that we learnt from them.“We got together a team with a consistency of performance and that what pleased me – whether we’d lost or drawn today, the performance and the recovery and the courage to play and spirit.“It’s about whether we can keep that week in week out – that’s the difficulty in the Championship.”On the team spirit“They’ve always had that from day one. There’s always been that spirit – good dressing room.“We’ve added to that with experience like Angel, Cameron, Hemed and Nahki Wells. It’s a good dressing room and I enjoy working with them every day.“That spirit is now showing in terms of results and performances.”On whether Geoff Cameron was missed“I thought Jordan Cousins came in and did a great job. Massimo Luongo had just landed on Wednesday from a trip to Australia and he got better as the game went on.“It’s a squad game and I’ve always said that. And the squad has played its part.”On Tomer Hemed building up his fitness“I think we saw that in the week for Israel and he’ll continue to do that. You’ve seen what a threat he can be.”On whether he is eyeing the play-off places“No. No. We’re just building a team and trying to build belief. We need a bit more of that but that’s natural and normal. No targets.“We’ve got Rotherham on Tuesday and I saw they should have beaten Sheffield United. That isn’t going to be an easy game.“It will be a different game and isn’t going to be easy for us. We get our feet on the ground and go again.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Sarri news conference – live updates as Chelsea boss discusses his future, Kepa latest, Fulham game and more

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Newest Hyundai A-League Club’s Unveil Logos

first_img 2,305 Sports Logos Link to post By Brian in Boston, May 21, 2019 in Sports Logo News If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Quote 0 Newest Hyundai A-League Club’s Unveil Logos 9,940 posts   Only 75 emoji are allowed. Forums Home Share this post Brian in Boston Share this post Link to post Quote 2,305 ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead 2,305 Recommended Posts agentrygraphics Wow…I didn’t realize the A-League was expanding by 2 clubs.  Go To Topic Listing × Followers 0 ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead Share on other sites All Activity The club’s branding statement declared:”Our brand represents our football heritage, our vision, our communities and our history. We are loyal, tribal, proud, hard working, and inclusive. Our bull demonstrates our physical power and our club name is strong, stable and synonymous to our region. The three stars of the Southern Cross represent our connection as Australians and symbolise our links through Football – Community, National Premier League and A-League, each equally important. Our club name, bull and three stars are enclosed, embodying our association partners, our community and our vision – with strength and endurance. The black and white represents people from every culture and the touches of ochre pay homage to the Dharawal heritage.” A number of sources have indicated that the bull also references a runaway herd of cattle that was eventually discovered in the region in 1795. @TeamGentry Newest Hyundai A-League Club’s Unveil Logos Brian in Boston Insert image from URL The two newest clubs to be granted membership in Australia’s Hyundai A-League soccer competition have unveiled their respective team logos. Western United FC, representing the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and set to begin play next season, revealed the following mark on May 7th… In an accompanying statement, the club stated:”Without a shield or mascot, our bold design celebrates the growth of Victoria’s Western Corridor. From the birds-eye view, we’ve highlighted the pitch of the rooftops of Australia’s fastest growing community, and borrowed architectural forms influenced by the famous West Gate Bridge – the gateway to the West. Our signature green color represents growth, harmony and freshness. United as a team with one shared vision, a vision to stand out.” Macarthur FC, representing South Western Sydney and launching in time for the 2020-21 season, presented the following logo on March 14th… 389center_img SportsLogos.Net Posted May 21, 2019 That MacArthur logo has a lot of weird negative space at the top with the name above the horns.  389 Ochre is a unique color…but will be hell to match on fabric and apparel. It reminds me of the “old gold” that Wolverhampton Wanderers originally used and gradually switched over to a more orange hue. SportsLogos.Net Followers 0 Posted May 21, 2019 Members Share on other sites Join the conversation 389 Sports Logo News Sign in to follow this   1,413 posts Sports Logos agentrygraphics ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL. ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor Forums Home Reply to this topic… Sports Logo News Submit Reply Sign in to follow this   0 Reply to this topic Members Location:Detroit You can post now and register later. All Activity Desktop Tablet Phone Newest Hyundai A-League Club’s Unveil Logoslast_img read more

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Record wet start to December in South Florida

first_imgThough the month has just begun, this December is already marked as the third wettest December in Miami’s history, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall has reached a total 7.67 inches. A cool front slid down across the state Thursday, December 3 then slowed and stalled right over the southern part of the state Friday and Saturday. During that three day period, a total of 7.67 inches of rain fell. Normally a common place in the subtropics to see heavy rain, this event fell in the midst of what is known as the dry season.This weekend downpour alone caused flooding in Kendall and Homestead, leaving many stranded.last_img

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Redman’s all-round heroics help Rising Stars hammer Belle Vue

first_imgAkeem Redman starred with both bat and ball to lead Rising Stars to a 188-run win over Belle Vue in the opening match of the three-match series on Monday at the  Belle Vue Sports Club, West Bank Demerara. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Rising Stars raced to 255-4 from their 30 overs before bundling out the hosts for a dismal 67 in just 16 overs.National under-19 player, Adrian Hinds was remarkable at the top of the innings, smashing seven sixes and three fours to race to 65 and set the foundation with Jeremiah Scott whose scorching innings of 39, included three sixes.But the match slipped out of control for Belle Vue when Devon Allen and Redman tore into the bowling. Redman clobbered nine sixes and a lone four on his way to an unbeaten 79 while Allen hammered eight fours and one six in the 110-run stand. Daniel Roberts managed to pick up two wickets for 52 runs from his six overs.In reply, Redman returned to bag an impressive 5-15 while Scott secured 4-22.Only Damion Seepersaud showed any resistance with 35 not out.The next match is set for Saturday at the same ground.last_img read more

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Forbes: Knicks lead NBA in franchise value

first_imgA failure to win on the court isn’t stopping the New York Knicks from growing in value. According to Forbes magazine, the Knicks grew by over 15 percent in the last year and are worth a league-high $4.6 billion.The increase has occurred despite the Knicks (17-37) closing in on their seventh straight losing season. New York is nearly assured of missing the playoffs for the seventh straight season and 13th in the past 16.According to Forbes, only the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys ($5.5 billion) are worth more than the Knicks among North American sports franchises. League wide, Forbes rates the average of NBA franchises above $2 billion for the first time. The magazine lists the average value at $2.12 billion.Slightly behind the Knicks are the Los Angeles Lakers ($4.4 billion) and Golden State Warriors ($4.3 billion).The Chicago Bulls ($3.2 billion) and Boston Celtics ($3.1 billion) also are worth more than $3 billion. The Los Angeles Clippers ($2.6 billion) rank sixth, followed by the Brooklyn Nets ($2.5 billion), Houston Rockets ($2.475 million), Dallas Mavericks ($2.4 billion) and the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors ($2.1 billion).The Memphis Grizzlies had the lowest value at $1.3 billion. Four other franchises are worth less than $1.5 billion according to Forbes — New Orleans Pelicans ($1.35 billion), Minnesota Timberwolves ($1.375 billion), Orlando Magic ($1.43 billion) and Detroit Pistons ($1.45 million).Forbes said the revenue of the 30 NBA teams was a combined $8.8 billion, a league record, and should top $9 billion this season. —Field Level Medialast_img read more

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