Buy-bust nets 4 sachets of ‘shabu’

first_imgOrquia was caught after he sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500 around 4:45 p.m. on June 29, it added. BACOLOD City – Four sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P20,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mambulac, Silay City, Negros Occidental. The 23-year-old resident Herbie Orquia yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed.center_img The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Silay City police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods race Saturday at Sunset

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. – Both IMCA sanctioned Modifieds and Northern SportMods are on the Saturday, May 9 card at Sunset Speedway Park.General admission for all ladies is $5 on Bud Light Lime-A-Rita Ladies Night.After two races there have been two different winners in Budweiser IMCA Modified competition. Collen Winebarger and Mark Carrell have taken care of business in the first two events so far while Craig Cassell has two straight second place finishes.  The feature event will pay $650 to win.The Karl Chevrolet SportMods have been in action just once this season. Michael Melton was the fea­ture winner on April 25.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gate opens at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m.last_img

Sessegnon granted work permit

first_img Press Association Record signing Stephane Sessegnon could make his West Brom debut against former club Sunderland this weekend after he was granted a work permit on Wednesday. “Stephane Sessegnon has today been granted a work permit,” a West Brom statement read. “The Baggies’ club-record signing is now available to make his debut against his former club Sunderland, at The Hawthorns, on Saturday.” Sessegnon, who signed a three-year deal, is set to bolster West Brom’s attacking options following a barren start to the campaign in front of goal. Defender Gareth McAuley’s late header against Fulham on Saturday was their first goal in the Barclays Premier League this term. center_img The attacking midfielder made a deadline-day move to the Baggies but was unavailable for last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Fulham as he awaited the required paperwork. That has now been granted to free the 29-year-old Benin international, who cost an initial £5.5million, to make his Baggies bow against the club with whom he spent two-and-a-half seasons. last_img read more

Bucksport football rolls to Senior Night victory

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at BUCKSPORT — Joel Sankey was one of two people at midfield, but he wasn’t easy to see.With temperatures dipping below freezing on the coldest night of fall so far, the longtime Bucksport head football coach’s face was buried deep in the hood of the large parka he was wearing. The players and other coaches high-fived and celebrated near the 20-yard line, but Sankey lingered to have a word with a referee.As he finished his conversation and walked over toward his team, he pulled back the hood to reveal a wide grin on his face. Bucksport, which was 1-3 three weeks earlier after suffering a blowout loss to Orono on Homecoming, had just won its third game in a row.“Even when things weren’t going well, I told you that you could be a good football team,” Sankey told his players. “Guess what? You’re a good football team.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport showed as much in the team’s 39-8 victory over the Houlton Shiretowners on Friday night. Although the Golden Bucks turned the ball over four times in the first half, their stout performance on defense overwhelmed the Shiretowners and allowed their offense to pull away late.After a scoreless first quarter, Chase Carmichael opened the scoring for Bucksport on an 11-yard touchdown pass to Keigan Riccard with 5:20 left in the first half. That looked to be all Bucksport would get in the half until Carmichael found Carter Tolmasoff for a 60-yard touchdown with 32 seconds remaining to give the Golden Bucks a 13-0 lead.Midway through the third quarter, Carmichael found Tolmasoff once again. His third touchdown pass of the game went for 50 yards and put Bucksport (4-3) up 19-0. It also gave Tolmasoff, who had found ways to slip through the Houlton secondary all night, more than 100 receiving yards.“For the first [touchdown], the corner was covering me man-to-man all by himself, and the second time, they had a linebacker on me,” Tolmasoff said. “I was just able to get past their guys both times, and Chase threw good passes my way.”Matt Vincent, who rushed for over 200 yards against Stearns/Lee Academy last week, punched the ball in from a yard out to give Bucksport a 25-0 lead with three minutes after Tolmasoff’s second touchdown. Houlton (2-5) avoided a shutout with a touchdown and 2-point conversion with 9:43 to play, but another score from Vincent and a 46-yard touchdown run from Luke Wardwell finished off another decisive home win for the Golden Bucks.“This was just a great win for us, and it’s a great moment to go out on as a senior playing on this field,” Brody Boynton said. “Defensively, I thought we just stopped them well all night. Even after they got that one touchdown they had on us, the offense went right back to work and scored again.”The mood around the team has changed, too. After a 3-5 year in 2015 and a rough start to this season, Bucksport is starting to look a bit like the Golden Bucks of old. With two games remaining, the toughest part of their schedule — the three-game stretch against Maine Central Institute, Dexter and Orono in September — is behind them.After Sankey concluded his talk, the Bucksport players did their “DIG DEEP!” victory chant. They do it after every win, but this one was particularly special.“Seniors, this is the last time you’ll do this on your home field,” assistant coach Sean Geagan said. “Make it one you remember.”At this rate, that chant could last through October. And with the playoffs around the corner, the Golden Bucks might get to do it on with their coach’s face deep in his parka a few more times.Bucksport’s next game will be on the road against the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

No. 6 Dayton looks for home win vs St. Louis

first_imgNo. 6 Dayton looks for home win vs St. Louis FEARLESS FRESHMEN: Saint Louis’ Jordan Goodwin, Hasahn French and Yuri Collins have combined to account for 45 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 42 percent of all Billikens points over the last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Jalen Crutcher has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Dayton field goals over the last three games. Crutcher has accounted for 15 field goals and 19 assists in those games.STREAK SCORING: Dayton has won its last 12 home games, scoring an average of 83.2 points while giving up 61.3.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Flyers have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Billikens. Dayton has 51 assists on 81 field goals (63 percent) across its past three contests while Saint Louis has assists on 44 of 82 field goals (53.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Dayton is ranked fourth in Division I with an average of 82.1 points per game. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press center_img February 6, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSaint Louis (17-6, 6-4) vs. No. 6 Dayton (20-2, 9-0)University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio; Saturday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 6 Dayton looks for its sixth straight win over Saint Louis at University of Dayton Arena. The last victory for the Billikens at Dayton was a 67-59 win on Jan. 11, 2014.last_img read more

A weekend guide to college football

first_imgUSC’s archrival Notre Dame faces Navy in Dublin, in the Emerald Isle Classic on Saturday. Former Trojan running back Amir Carlisle, who transferred to the program last January and is eligible to play immediately after his hardship waiver was approved, will not play in the game due to injury. The Fighting Irish will also be without their 2011 starter Tommy Rees, who pled guilty to misdemeanor charges in the summer.Northwestern at Syracuse 9 a.m., ESPN 2Former USC wide receiver Kyle Prater, who transferred to Northwestern in January, makes his debut for the Wildcats on Saturday. Prater had one catch for the Trojans in 2011 after being a five-star recruit coming out if high school in Illinois.Cal vs. nevada 12 p.m., pac-12 networksA year after playing at AT&T Park in San Francisco, the Golden Bears kick off their season against Nevada at a revamped Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. In the teams’ last meeting in 2010, the Wolf Pack toppled Cal with relative ease, 52-31.Alabama vs. Michigan 5 p.m., ABCThe defending BCS national champion Crimson Tide will take on Michigan, which is coming off of an 11-2 season, in the Cowboys Stadium Classic in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday. Star quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Denard Robinson returns for the Wolverines, while the Tide break in several new starters on both sides of the ball.Arkansas State at Oregon 7:30 p.m, ESPNAlthough it was upset by the Trojans last November at home, Oregon has won the last three Pac-12 titles and is expected to challenge for conference supremacy yet again. Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariotta will make his first career start for the Ducks at Autzen Stadium in their season opener.last_img read more

Jamaica, Combined Islands to clash in Lauderhill Int’l T20 Finals

first_imgDaqza Hyatt The Combined Islands and Jamaica will meet on Saturday at Lauderhill Sports Park in the Lauderhill T20 Night Cricket final.They play for the Mayor’s Cup, starting at 6:00.Both teams easily beat their opponents, Trinidad and Tobago and Pakistan respectively, in the semi-finals which were also played at Lauderhill Sports Park last Saturday night.In the curtain-raiser, the Combined Islands  brushed aside defending champions Trinidad and Tobago by six wickets.Winning the toss and electing to bat, Combined Islands restricted the free-scoring ‘Trini’  batsmen to a paltry 92 in 17 overs. Timothy Surujbally (26) and Ken Singh (13) were the only batsmen to reach double figures.In reply, Combined Islands raced to 93 for 4 in 10.5 overs with captain Joey Pierre laying the foundation with 46 not out including seven fours and one six.In the feature encounter, unbeaten Jamaica easily defeated Pakistan by 126 runs. Batting first, Jamaica amassed 243 for 2 in their allotted 20 overs with Sherwyn Powell (75) and Omari Williams (48) sharing an opening stand of 114. Former Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Danza Hyatt continued the momentum, smashing 58 not out including five fours and four sixes.Pakistan faltered for 116 from 19.1 overs.last_img read more

We rejected Drogba’s FA Presidency bid because he disrespected us – Former teammate Zokora

first_imgDidier Zokora, a former national teammate of Didier Drogba has said the Association of Former Ivorian Footballers rejected his candidacy for FA President in the recent election because of a lack of respect shown to them by the former Chelsea star.None of the 14 members of the Association voted for Drogba in the recent polls, with 11 of them backing his rival, league president Sory Diabate, while three persons abstained.According to Zokora who also played in the Premier League with Drogba, though he featured for North London club Tottenham, Drogba has consistently disrespected them despite being the Association’s honorary President.He added that Drogba has never attended a single one of the Association’s meetings nor did he inform them of his intention to contest for the Football Federation’s Presidency.“What we are saying is that Didier Drogba, as honorary president of the Association has never been present at a single meeting. He did not even inform us of his candidacy for the presidency of Fif. It’s a huge disrespect,” Zokora is quoted as having said on Radio Jam by Afrik Foot.He added that Drogba’s ideas were not convincing and would not benefit Ivorian football.According to him, Sory’s experience in football administration made him a more qualified candidate as Drogba had not even surrounded himself with people who have in-depth knowledge about the game in the country.“Drogba’s program is not convincing because it doesn’t make the most of Ivorian football. Mr Sory Diabaté offered us a very interesting project and that’s why we support him. Also, Drogba is not even surrounded by people who have deep knowledge of Ivorian football. Mr Sory Diabaté has a better grasp of the subject than Didier Drogba,” Zokora added.The results of the election, which was done via video conferencing, has reportedly sparked a massive debate in the Ivory Coast.Drogba had been the massive favourite going into the polls, particularly after experienced administrator Eugene Diomande withdrew from the race and publicly backed the former Ivorian captain.He had also been endorsed by 48 professional clubs in the country.According to Afrik Foot, Drogba will hope to have better luck when members of the Active Footballers Association, the coaches, referees and the physios also cast their votes.“I want to get more involved. I think more and more about it. I know Ivorian football, I have played in selection for years and I invested in Ivorian football lately,” Drogba recently said about his ambitions.The three are vying to replace Augustin Sidy Diallo as President.The Ordinary General Assembly of the Ivorian Football Federation (Fif) is set for Saturday, May 16, 2020.last_img read more

Could Cody Bellinger be next Dodgers rookie in Home Run Derby?

first_imgCLEVELAND — Cody Bellinger has competed in a Home Run Derby before, two years ago at the California League vs. Carolina League All-Star Game.“I swung and missed twice,” he said with a chuckle. “I’m not the greatest BP hitter.”Bellinger’s modesty does not hold up under closer inspection.“Have you watched him take BP?” teammate Corey Seager said. “He’s lying.” Bellinger hit his 18th home run Thursday. Only one player in major-league history has hit more home runs in his first 47 big-league games than Bellinger – Gary Sanchez had 19 last year for the New York Yankees.If he keeps hitting them at that rate (or maybe even if he doesn’t), Bellinger could get an invitation to compete in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game next month in Miami even though he might not be selected for the National League team.“I’ve thought about it. … I haven’t been asked yet so I haven’t thought too much into it,” Bellinger said. “It’d just be fun whether I hit any or not, just for the experience. Hopefully I’d do well. We’ll see.”If invited, Bellinger would be the third consecutive Dodgers rookie to participate in the Derby. Two years ago in Cincinnati, Joc Pederson reached the final round before losing to Todd Frazier. Last year in San Diego, Seager hit 15 home runs in the first round but was eliminated in the head-to-head format when Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo followed with 16.“I would tell him it’s fun,” Seager said when asked what he would tell Bellinger about the experience. “It’s a lot of fun if you have someone special throwing to you. My experience with my dad was awesome. It’s a fun moment, an exciting experience. “I would tell him – go for it.”Bellinger has given it enough thought to know he would also ask his father to throw to him in the Derby. In his case, that would mean a return to a major-league field for Clay Bellinger, who spent parts of four seasons (1999-2002) with the New York Yankees and Angels.“He’s thrown to me my whole life in the offseason. He throws good BP,” Cody Bellinger said. “I think it’s a cool moment. It’s the big leagues again and for him to experience it would be awesome.”Health careThe MRI on Julio Urias’ left shoulder Wednesday showed inflammation but no structural damage, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.“The strength is there so it’s basically a sore shoulder,” Roberts said.There is no timetable for Urias to begin a throwing program and it is likely he will be shut down for at least a week or two.Meanwhile, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez received a second opinion on the herniated disc in his back that was pretty much the same as the first, Roberts said.It is likely Gonzalez will receive an epidural injection to help him manage the pain. Beyond that, “it’s kind of how he can manage the pain,” Roberts said.And right-hander Sergio Romo pitched a hitless inning Wednesday night for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, striking out two of the three batters he faced. Romo is on the DL with a sprained left ankle. He could return this weekend.Puig statusOutfielder Yasiel Puig was in the Dodgers’ lineup again Thursday and Roberts said he expects Puig to follow through on his appeal of a one-game suspension for making an obscene gesture to fans during Tuesday’s game.“I think there have been instances where players made obscene gestures and weren’t suspended,” Roberts said. “I expect him to go through with the appeal, run the play out. … For us, we’d rather not lose him for a game.”Early last season, Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins was booed by fans after he lost a fly ball in the lights and it fell in for a hit. He responded with the same gesture as Puig – though he limited it to one hand. Collins was not suspended by MLB.An appeal hearing has not been scheduled for Puig, who was also fined an undisclosed amount.Jurrjens suspendedFormer big-leaguer Jair Jurrjens has been suspended 80 games after failing a PED test with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Jurrjens, 31, tested positive for exogenous testosterone.An All-Star with the Atlanta Braves in 2011, Jurrjens has not pitched in the majors since 2014 with the Colorado Rockies and was out of baseball entirely last season. The Dodgers signed him this spring after he pitched for Team Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic.Jurrjens was 4-3 with a 4.64 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) for the OKC Dodgers.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant hiding frustration ‘a lot better’

first_imgThe losses have usually piled up by the game. Kobe Bryant also has spent nearly every waking hour receiving treatment on his 37-year-old body. But even with the Lakers (8-30) entering Sunday’s game against the Utah Jazz (15-20) on Sunday at Staples Center on pace for their worst record in franchise history, Bryant has mostly kept a positive attitude in his 20th and final NBA season. “I just hide it a lot better now,” said Bryant, who is listed as probable to play on Sunday because of his sore right shoulder. “When you have championship talent, it (ticks) you off a lot more when you’re not playing up to that level of potential.”The current Lakers do not have that potential. But they have won three of the past six games, the latter two losses still competitive within the final moments. Randle downplayed his recent play. “Throw it away, get back to work,” Randle said. “The next game’s a new game.”Brown getting a shotScott informed Nick Young he would not play for the next week for reasons having nothing to do with any clashes. Instead, Scott wants to give extended playing time to rookie Anthony Brown, whom the Lakers drafted 34th last summer. “He’s a very long, athletic guy that can guard three positions,” Scott said of Brown. “But I want to see if he can knock down shots on a consistent basis.” Brown has the unenviable task of guarding the opposing team’s top player. So, Brown will accept a high-scoring outburst so long as he holds his opponent to 30 to 40 percent from the field. But Brown has averaged only 2.3 points on 23.8 percent shooting in 15 minutes through 23 appearances. “I’ll continue to do what (Scott) asks me to do, making shots and defend,” Brown said. “I’m going to be ready.” Injury updateThe Lakers listed rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell as questionable for Sunday’s game against Utah with a sprained ankle he suffered in Thursday’s loss to Sacramento. Russell logged eight minutes on Friday against Oklahoma City. Lakers forward Brandon Bass is also considered questionable after an eye specialist diagnosed him with a corneal abrasion in the right eye after it was poked against the Thunder. Staff writer Robert Morales contributed to this report Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “Those things make me happy,” Bryant said. “We’ve been playing very well. We increased how physical we’ve been playing. We’ve been more active defensively and scheming a lot better defensively. It feels good to see the improvement.” Just relaxThe disgusted look on Julius Randle’s face has not just emerged amid recent frustrations with limited playing time. Randle has also shown that expression amid sluggish performances.In the past four games, Randle has averaged three points on 13 percent shooting and 3.5 fouls. In two of those games, Randle has logged more fouls than points. “He wants to do so well so badly that he presses at times. I have to get him to relax and just play,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said of Randle. “It’ll come back to him. It’s just a matter of him relaxing.”last_img read more