This is the warning given by PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka when referring to the annual Agmark 9s competition.PNGRFL has issued a notice to all its affiliated leagues, franchises and officials to refrain from organising and participating in unsanctioned off season competitions.Chairman Tsaka said affiliates, clubs and officials are required to seek the clearance and sanction of the PNGRFL before organising and participating in such competitions.“This is to ensure the competitions comply with our minimum standards, protect participants and existing commercial agreements that help fund and support rugby league in PNG,” he stated.Therefore competitions such as the Agmark 9s and other tournaments running during the off season without prior approval of the PNGRFL are not officially sanctioned tournaments.(Loop file pic)
McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “We must be mistake-free tomorrow (Sunday),” said Rushton.Having thoroughly analyzed Pacquiao’s previous fights, Rushton is taking a cue from what Pacquiao did to Ricky Hatton in 2009, when he flattened the Briton in just two rounds.Rushton said Hatton made a mistake and paid the price.Claiming that Horn is competent and technically proficient to adapt to whatever Pacquiao will bring to the ring, Rushton promised a “Bloody Sunday.”Though they’ve stated that Pacquiao’s chin will be a prime target, owing to what Juan Manuel Marquez did to him in 2013, Rushton insists Hop has a large target area.ADVERTISEMENT To proceed with caution is what trainer Glenn Rushton wants Horn to do in the headliner of “Battle of Brisbane.”Rushton, who has charted an extensive 10-point plan to improve their chances of dethroning Pacquiao, said Horn should stick to it once the bell rings and when it ends.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“After the first two to three rounds, I want Jeff to say it’s ‘another easy day at the office.’”In addition, Rushton wants Horn to commit no mistake throughout the execution of the strategy, which likely includes Horn avoiding Pacquiao’s vaunted straight left. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Boxer Jeff Horn trains in a gym in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, June 26, 2017. Horn is preparing for his WBO welterweight world boxing title bout against Filipino Manny Pacquiao on Sunday, July 2. (Photo by JOHN PYE / AP)BRISBANE, Australia—There will be no rush for Jeff Horn in the first round. Instead, he’ll measure Manny Pacquiao’s distance before testing his speed and power.Afterwards, Horn will try to break down Pacquiao’s body before going for the kill on the later rounds.ADVERTISEMENT LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation “We’re prepared to hit him in the head, body, and wherever,” said Rushton.Not only that, the mixed martial arts expert and self-made millionaire swears Horn has everything in hisarsenal.“He can hit from long range, middle range and short range,” said Rushton.Horn’s unpredictability will also be a key factor in his bid to stun Pacquiao, and probably send him into retirement, according to Rushton.“He throws punches from everywhere. He can turn southpaw like Manny, he can hit with right hand leads and can move and fight from angles that Manny hasn’t encountered before.”In other words, Rushton believes Horn’s so good, Pacquiao will look bad on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES LSU title parade draws massive crowds Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Battle of Brisbane View comments
Kemahl ‘The Hitman’ Russell has officially put pen to paper on a three-year contract with Real Deal Boxing, with the aim of getting more matches booked in the near future. Real Deal Boxing is headed by four-time World Heavyweight champion Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield and, as part of the terms of the contract, Russell will be booked in six fights per year. “That would be very good for any boxer, because of activity,” he said. “Activity means everything, you know. When you’re inactive, it causes ring rust (errors and sharpness issues because of time spent away from competition). You can spar a thousand rounds in the gym but fighting is totally different – the lights, the crowd, everything.” Russell says that he is eager to be partnering with Holyfield, whom he enjoyed watching fight on television as a child. “It’s a dream come true. I’ve been watching him box from a young age and I didn’t know anything about boxing at the time, but knowing that he sees potential in me and signed me to his company means a lot. It shows that Jamaican boxers do have the talent to match up to the rest of the world.” DEAL TOOK TIME The deal had been in the works for a number of weeks, but had delays because of logistical issues. Russell’s manager, Leiza-Mae Keane, said the promotion had been scouting her client for some time before the move. “They were looking at him from January and they had waited a bit just to kinda see what Kemahl’s potential was. After his last fight, they decided that it was time for him to be signed and they signed a contract on Monday.” Russell is already booked for his first title fight under the promotion, as he will face American Ian ‘The General’ Green for the Junior North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Middleweight title at the Resorts World Casino in New York on September 9. Keane said that how Russell performs in this bout will be pivotal to how he is booked afterwards. “How Kemahl wins this fight is what will determine how the promoter will move forward with him as well,” she said. “It would kind of tell us exactly where Kemahl is. Green had two upsets on television and he has always wanted to fight Kemahl, so they’re going for it and we’re ready for that right now.” When asked if Russell’s relationship with Uprising promotions, whom he signed with early last year is over, Keane said: “Absolutely not! Uprising is actually in a co-promotional situation with Real Deal Boxing. Uprising still has everything to do with Kemahl, but Evander Holyfield will be the one making the decisions as to the fights and placing him forward.”
0Shares0000Lionel Mapoe (C) of the Lions breaks through during the Super Rugby semi-final match against the Hurricanes at Ellis Park Rugby Stadium in Johannesburg © AFP / CHRISTIAAN KOTZESYDNEY, Australia, Jul 30 – South Africa’s Golden Lions will have a home advantage as they chase their first Super Rugby crown against seven-time champions Canterbury Crusaders in the season decider after weekend victories.The Lions stormed back from 22-3 down late in the first half to claim a 44-29 win over defending champions Wellington Hurricanes to keep the final in Johannesburg next weekend. The Crusaders, who finished second behind the Lions in the regular season standings, will have to make the trip to South Africa after accounting for New Zealand rivals Waikato Chiefs 27-13 in the other semi-final in Christchurch.It will be the fourth time a Super Rugby final has been staged in South Africa since 1996.The Lions will be aiming to give their coach Johan Ackermann a fitting send-off after four rejuvenating years in charge by winning the final at Ellis Park over the benchmark Super Rugby club.“That’s what I always hoped for, that the day I finished here would be in front of our home fans and on our own field,” said Ackermann, who is leaving to coach English side Gloucester.Jacques van Rooyen (L) of the Lions clashes with Wes Goosen of the Hurricanes during the Super Rugby semi-final match in Johannesburg © AFP / CHRISTIAAN KOTZE“I’m so humbled. This journey has been so special over the last few years with a special bunch of men and they just proved it against the Hurricanes.”The Lions win was mired in controversy with the disputed yellow-carding of Hurricanes fly-half and 2016 Rugby Player of the Year Beauden Barrett at a key stage of the semi-final.While All Blacks playmaker Barrett was in the “sin bin”, the South Africans scored two tries and transformed a seven-point deficit into a 39-29 lead.South African referee Jaco Peyper judged that after making a tackle, Barrett correctly rolled away, but illegally dragged the ball with him.However, big-screen replays suggested Barrett accidentally pulled the ball away and was not guilty of a cynical foul.By the time Barrett returned, the defending champions were on the back foot and an intercept try by Lions flanker Kwagga Smith completed the comeback.The Lions lost the 2016 final to Hurricanes in Wellington, their 10th defeat by the New Zealand outfit in 11 meetings, including a 50-17 drubbing at Ellis Park last season.The Lions beat the Crusaders 42-25 in the quarter-finals last season, but Ackermann said there was not much to be gained from his team looking back to that victory.“The Crusaders are a quality side. Their background, their history. Looking at last year won’t help,” he said.The Hurricanes were left bewildered how they were going home empty-handed after being so dominant in the first half.“It was one of those ones where you look back and go how did we lose that one?” captain Dane Coles said.“There was definitely that feeling because we were so dominant in that first half and we gave ourselves a chance right up until TJ Perenara threw that intercept try. That was a bit of a kick in the guts.”Meanwhile, the magical touch of Richie Mo’unga and a stout defence put the Crusaders into another Super Rugby final against the Chiefs.With the Crusaders up only 10-6 at half-time and starved of possession, the game turned 10 minutes into the second half when Chiefs wing James Lowe attempted a clearing kick while scrambling on defence.Mo’unga came from behind to knock the ball into the hands of the oncoming Israel Dagg, who dived across the line to open up the Crusaders’ lead and from there they never looked back.Seta Tamanivalu added two more tries before Brodie Retallick scored a consolation five-pointer for the Chiefs at the end.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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Liverpool idol Robbie Fowler is returning to the club for a second time, taking up the role of Club Ambassador.talkSPORT regular Fowler scored 183 goals in two spells with Liverpool and will help to mentor Academy players as part of his duties, which also include work with commercial partners and supporting club-wide initiatives.The former striker will take up his role by joining the first team on their 2014 pre-season tour of the USA.Fowler discusses the move in the video below… 1 Robbie Fowler
LANCASTER – Five young men and three teenagers were arrested over the weekend in connection with a hate crime incident that escalated from the yelling of racial epithets to shots being fired, sheriff’s deputies said. The incident began about 9:20 p.m. Sunday when three white men, 18 to 19, in a Toyota Scion drove by three African-American male teenagers near 25th Street West and Avenue J and yelled a racial epithet. The Scion stopped at a nearby gas station and when the three teens walked by, one of the Scion’s occupants tossed a nickel at them, hitting one of the teenagers in the pants leg, deputies said. The teenagers retaliated by throwing rocks at the Scion and then left the gas station parking lot. The Scion drove by the teenagers again, and its occupants began yelling racial remarks and throwing rocks and bottles at the teenagers, one of whom was hit in the head and required treatment at a local hospital, deputies said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 After the mother of one of the teenagers contacted several suspected African-American gang members, two vehicles containing reputed gang members located the white Scion, deputies said. “The occupants of a white Cadillac pursued the Scion, cornering it. Persons unknown produced a handgun, firing several rounds at the occupants of the Scion, not striking anyone,” deputies said. The Cadillac was stopped by responding Lancaster station patrol units, and a handgun was found in a hidden compartment in the car, deputies said. Deputies arrested people from both sides of the fracas, though no names were released Monday. “They don’t want to release any names at this time because of the ongoing investigation,” Deputy Rick Nolte said. “Because of the way the investigation is going, they are thinking that some people that were detained may be found not to be involved and maybe other people were involved.” Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 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!
Beijing Guoan failed with an audacious summer move for Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, according to their honorary chairman.Chinese clubs have been spending huge sums to lure players to the Super League over the past year.Southampton’s Graziano Pelle and Chelsea’s Ramires are among a host of big names to have been tempted by the riches on offer in the Far East.Beijing Guoan’s honorary chairman, Lou Ning, has now revealed that his club made a bold attempt to bring Rooney out to China last summer.However, the England captain rejected the offer because he wants to stay in the Premier League for as long as possible.“We indeed made an approach for Rooney at the beginning of the season but he’s informed us that he wants to stay in Manchester United,” said Ning told Beijing sports broadcasting program Sports Night Talks.“Rooney says he’ll keep playing in the Premier League as long as his health allows. We even met with his agent.” Wayne Rooney in action for Manchester United 1
Transfer Rumours and Paper Review 1 Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Dimitri Payet will be able to leave West Ham for the cut-price fee of £15 million should West Ham be relegated. The French star is one of many Hammers players who will be able to leave on the cheap if the club end up in the Championship, although there is no standard buyout clause in his current contract. (The Times)Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez could be on his way back to the Premier League, with both Liverpool and Tottenham interested in a January deal for the 28-year-old. Currently with Bayer Leverkusen, Hernandez has a £33.5 million buyout clause – although Spurs are looking to lower that fee. (The Mirror)Alexis Sanchez is willing to sign a new contract with Arsenal – as long as Arsene Wenger is replaced as manager. The Chilean has stated three conditions which must be met if he is to extend his stay in North London, with Wenger’s departure one of them. He also wants a pay rise, and proof the Gunners will invest in the playing squad to make a competitive team. (Don Balon)Manchester United are struggling to offload Matteo Darmian, believing the Italian will not leave in January due to a lack of interest. Jose Mourinho was planning to sell the defender next month, but no clubs are ready to submit an offer for his services. (Independent)Chelsea are ready to submit a £38 million offer for Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi, with La Viola ready to cash in on the 22-year-old. (CalcioMercato)Latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Chelsea transfer news: AC Milan to offer Blues target Giacomo Bonaventura new dealJurgen Klopp is NOT interested in signing Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool, talkSPORT toldLiverpool FC transfer report: Jurgen Klopp’s men bid to win race for Serie A starlet by tabling early £18.5m bidTransfer news: Stoke and Schalke join Everton in chase for Italy forward Manolo GabbiadiniTransfer report: Prolific striker Fedor Smolov claims Stoke are interested in signing himTransfer report: Sunderland eye up move for Deportivo La Coruna striker Florin AndoneBoca Juniors star Carlos Tevez plays down big money move to China
A pathologist who consulted in the death investigations of Elvis Presley and JonBenet Ramsey said Saturday Anna Nicole Smith had hired him to perform a repeat autopsy on her son. Daniel Wayne Smith, 20, died Sept. 10 in a hospital room where the reality TV star and former Playboy model was recuperating from giving birth three days earlier. Investigators have said they did not find evidence of drugs in the room or obvious signs of a crime. The Bahamas coroner’s office, which labeled the death “suspicious” because the cause was unclear, performed an autopsy Tuesday and ordered further analysis, including a toxicology test to be completed next week. Cyril Wecht, 75, a forensic pathologist from Pittsburgh, told The Associated Press by phone that he had been hired to examine the remains of Daniel Smith. Wecht, who holds a law degree in addition to a medical degree, gained celebrity as a critic of the Warren Commission investigation of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. – Associated Press Movie officially now ‘chick flick’ In coming weeks, Newport, R.I., residents and visitors may spot Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep or Glenn Close around town. The stars are in Rhode Island to film “Evening,” a movie about a woman who remembers her romantic past in flashback as she lies on her deathbed. Steven Feinberg, director of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, said the stars would film in locations around Newport and Tiverton for eight weeks. In “Evening,” Redgrave plays Ann Grant, the dying woman, while Claire Danes plays Grant in her younger years. Toni Collette and Redgrave’s real-life daughter, Natasha Richardson, play Ann Grant’s daughters. Streep’s real-life daughter, Mamie Gummer, is also in the cast. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!