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    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak was banned for eight years Tuesday for breaching cricket’s anti-corruption code while he was coach of his country’s national team and an assistant coach in the Indian Premier League. Streak admitted to five charges, the International Cricket Council said. He disclosed inside information that might have been used for betting, failed to disclose gifts he received, facilitated the introduction of players to a person that wanted to approach them for betting purposes, failed to report the approaches to the ICC’s anti-corruption unit, and obstructed an investigation into his conduct. Streak, a former fast bowler and one of Zimbabwe’s greatest players, was coach of his country from 2016-18. He also worked as a bowling coach for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. The code breaches relate to games in 2018, the ICC said. They were a tri-series involving Zimbabwe, Bangladesh...
    David Dorn, the former St. Louis police captain who was fatally shot during last year's summer riots, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Citizen Honors Award. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced on Thursday that Dorn was one of the two posthumous honorees of the Single Act of Heroism Award for his bravery when he was shot and killed while trying to defend his friend’s store from looters last year. RETIRED 77-YEAR-OLD POLICE CAPTAIN KILLED BY LOOTERS IN SHOOTING BROADCAST ON FACEBOOK LIVE Dorn, who spent more than 30 years with the St. Louis Police Department, was shot and killed outside a pawnshop at 2:30 a.m. on July 2. A video of him being shot was posted on Facebook, although it was later taken down. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley nominated Dorn for the award, calling it an honor. "David Dorn was dedicated to...
    A former Special Forces soldier in the U.S. Army has been charged with assaulting four police officers with a flag pole during the violent Capitol riot on January 6. Jeffrey McKellop, of Virginia, faces up to 20 years imprisonment after he threw the flag pole at one of the officers, leaving a bloody gash near the cop's left eye, according to the FBI in an unsealed criminal complaint. Images allegedly show McKellop wearing a paramilitary bulletproof vest and helmet, with a gas mask - while holding a two-sided Betsy Ross-Blue Lives Matter flag in support of police. Jeffrey McKellop was pictured wearing a paramilitary bulletproof vest and helmet, with a gas mask with a patch of the Georgia national flag McKellop was identified by the FBI after the images were released in a 'bolo,' or 'be on the lookout,' and the agency received two online tips The FBI...
    Seth Jahn was removed from the USSF's player's council on Sunday. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images Former US Soccer Paralympic team captain Seth Jahn angered people with a speech during the US Soccer Federation's annual general meeting. The USSF removed Jahn from the player's council on Monday. Jahn has since issued an apology for his remarks while the USSF has issued a statement condemning his racist rhetoric.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The US Soccer Federation (USSF) removed former Paralympic team captain Seth Jahn from its player's council on Sunday, one day after Jahn made an offensive speech at the federation's annual general meeting.  Jahn, who played for the US seven-a-side Paralympic team at the 2015 Parapan American Games, gave a speech advocating against the repeal of the federation's anti-kneeling policy, which was voted to be repealed by a 71.34% majority and will go into effect June...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Former Allegheny County Council President and At-Large Member John DeFazio has died. READ MORE: Police: Man Falsely Reports His Vehicle As Stolen, Googles How To Set Your Car On Fire And Make It Look Like An Accident Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald ordered all county flags to half-mast and expressed his condolences to DeFazio’s friends and family. “It’s hard for me to believe that John has passed. He was a larger-than-life presence. Those of us that knew him saw his reputation as a tough athlete and former pro-wrestler but knew that ‘Jumping Johnny’ had a heart of gold when it came to caring for his family, friends, and community,” Fitzgerald’s statement said in part. John was the smartest guy on Council. He never took a wrong vote. He saw the big picture. He was the captain of the team and...
    Capitol Police Captain Carneysha Mendoza testified before the Senate Tuesday about her harrowing experience in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, especially what she witnessed in the rotunda.  The 19-year veteran of the force, who served as an active duty soldier in the Army before that - including serving at the Pentagon on 9/11 - described being hit with  'military-grade' CS gas and seeing officers being beaten with objects. 'I received chemical burns to my face that still have not healed to this day,' she told members of the Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees.  Capitol Police Captain Carneysha Mendoza testified that she still has chemical burns on her face from her experiencing fighting against rioters in the Capitol rotunda during the January 6 insurrection  Mendoza told a joint Senate committee Tuesday about being in the rotunda on January 6, including that officers were exposed to 'military-grade' CS...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff CRAFTON BOROUGH (KDKA) — The Crafton Borough Police Department is mourning the loss of a former captain. RELATED: Pa. State Senator To Resign To Join Congressmans Office Ivan Hull passed away on Friday. RELATED: Pittsburgh To Push For Roberto Clemente Crash Site To Be Added To National Register Of Historic Places He served with the department for 34 years before retirement in 1997. MORE: From Snow To Ice: Changing Weather Conditions Have Public Works Crews On High Alert He also served as the Mayor of Crafton Borough from 2002 to 2005.
    SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) – Former San Diego State basketball player, Trimaine Davis, participated in Super Bowl LV’s coin toss Sunday, among three people selected by the N.F.L. for helping others during the coronavirus pandemic. Davis is the retention coordinator of U.C.L.A.’s Vice-Provost’s Initiative for Pre-College Scholars. The partnership between U.C.L.A .and the Los Angeles and Pasadena school districts prepare historically underrepresented students in 10 high schools to become competitively eligible for admission to UCLA and other flagship universities. The V.I.P. Scholars program also encourages the pursuit of graduate and professional education using a social justice framework and holistic approach. During the pandemic, Davis has made it a priority to ensure both his students and members of their households have devices and internet access to help bridge the digital divide. He secured hotspots, laptops, and tablets for his students and hosted tech workshops for families to learn how to make use...
    SAM WARBURTON is back as a pundit for the Six Nations this year, three years after the former Wales and Lions skipper retired. The former flanker is part of BBC Sport's team as a pundit for the competition after showing off some incredible gym workout videos on Instagram. 2 Sam Warburton quit playing rugby three years ago and has moved into punditry Is Sam Warburton still involved in rugby? Yes! He has been seen on the sidelines for Wales under Wayne Pivac, acting as a water boy and motivator for the Welsh team. He has been splitting his time between doing that and working as a pundit for BBC Sport during the Six Nations. During the 2019 Rugby World Cup he was on the sofa for ITV Sport, who have exclusive rights to the tournament. 2 Warburton has also contributed to working on the sidelines for Wales coach Wayne Pivac...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Interpol has issued a wanted notice for two Russians and a Portuguese man over explosive material that had been shipped to Beirut and stored at the city’s port for six years until it exploded in August, the state-run National News Agency reported Tuesday. The Aug. 4 explosion killed 200 people, injured thousands and caused wide destruction in Beirut. NNA said the Interpol-issued Red Notices were for the owner and captain of the Rhosus, the ship that carried the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate to Lebanon in 2013, as well as a Portuguese nitrate trader who visited the port’s warehouse in Beirut in 2014 where the material was stored. The notice is a non-binding request to law enforcement agencies worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a fugitive. It is not an arrest warrant and does not require authorities to arrest a wanted suspect. Lebanon’s state prosecutor, Ghassan Khoury,...
    Robin Thicke loads bikes into his car after a beach ride with his kids Iran Oil Firms to Sign $1.2 Billion in Deals to Boost Output Former India captain Ganguly recovering after heart attack: doctors Indian cricket chief Sourav Ganguly was under observation in hospital Sunday after a successful heart operation, doctors said, as well wishes continued to pour in for the former star and captain. © Dibyangshu SARKAR Former Indian captain Ganguly, who now heads the country's cricket board, was rushed to hospital after complaining of chest pains on Saturday The 48-year-old, who heads the country's powerful cricket board, suffered a heart attack during his morning exercise session on Saturday. He was immediately taken to Woodlands hospital in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state, where doctors found three blockages in his arteries, one of which needed a stent implant. "Sourav Ganguly is now stable and without support...
    Former Vallejo Police Captain John Whitney appears to be moving forward with a “whistleblower” lawsuit against the city, the police department, City Manager Greg Nyhoff, and former chiefs Andrew Bidou and Joseph Allio, KGO has reported. Whitney claims that he was let go for speaking up about several issues, including exposing the “bent badges” scandal that alleges that officers bent star points back on their badges after killing someone in the line of duty. Nyhoff told people gathered at a town hall to discuss police matters on Oct. 1 of this year that it “appears true” that officers were bending their badges to celebrate kills and he pledged that there would be discipline. A third-party investigation of the practice was launched by Chief Shawny Wiliams in late July. According to KGO, Whitney also alleges that when he brought up the misconduct, then chief Bidou rounded up the badges in an...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- A former Vallejo Police Department captain is speaking out. Captain John Whitney claims in a new lawsuit he was fired for whistleblowing, including raising allegations of officers bending their badges to commemorate their involvement in an officer-involved shooting.He spoke to ABC7 News I-Team reporter Melanie Woodrow in a story you'll see Only On 7.Former Vallejo Police Department Captain John Whitney claims he was fired for reporting unlawful, unethical and corrupt behavior within the Vallejo Police Department."Officers were not held accountable," said Whitney.RELATED: Vallejo officer involved in 2 fatal shootings fired for 'unsafe conduct,' 'neglect for basic firearm safety'The allegations are outlined in a new lawsuit Whitney is bringing against the city, police department, former chiefs Joseph Allio and Andrew Bidou, along with city manager Greg Nyhoff.In the complaint, Whitney claims in February of 2019 two department firearms instructors alerted him that Officer Ryan McMahon had embedded...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A former Houston police captain was charged with assault on Tuesday, Dec. 15, after running a man off the road and holding him at gunpoint in an effort to prove what authorities have called a bogus voter fraud scheme. Mark Aguirre claimed an air conditioner repairman was the mastermind of a giant voter fraud scheme. Aguirre said the man’s truck was filled with fraudulent ballots when he ran his SUV into it on Oct. 19, according to authorities. “The defendant stated (the driver) has approximately seven hundred and fifty thousand fraudulent mail ballots and is using Hispanic children to sign the ballots because the children’s fingerprints would not appear in any databases,” according to an arrest affidavit. Mark Aguirre (Houston PD) Aguirre told police he and some friends set up a “command post” at a Marriott hotel in suburban Houston and conducted 24-hour surveillance on the repairman...
    A former Houston Police Department Captain who is accused of pulling a gun on a repairman over fake ballot allegations was one of 20 investigators hired to overturn the election by controversial GOP megadonor Steven Hotze who previously called for George Floyd protesters to be shot.  Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday - almost two months after he pointed a firearm at an air conditioning technician he believed was engaged in a mass voting fraud operation. The alleged assault took place as Aguirre tailed the unidentified workman for four days as part of a plot to find evidence to support a false conspiracy theory that widespread voter fraud was going on in Harris County, Texas, prosecutors say.  The former cop, who was fired from the force 17 years ago, was allegedly paid $266,400 by prominent Republican power-broker Hotze through his group...
    A former Houston police captain was charged with assault Tuesday after running a man off the road and holding him at gunpoint in an effort to prove what authorities have called a bogus voter fraud scheme. Mark Aguirre claimed an air conditioner repairman was the mastermind of a giant voter fraud scheme. Aguirre said the man's truck was filled with fraudulent ballots when he ran his SUV into it on Oct. 19, according to authorities. "The defendant stated (the driver) has approximately seven hundred and fifty thousand fraudulent mail ballots and is using Hispanic children to sign the ballots because the children's fingerprints would not appear in any databases," according to an arrest affidavit. Former HPD captain accused of holding repairman at gunpoint to prove voter fraud https://t.co/GBIh4X80Pc— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) December 16, 2020 Aguirre told police he and some friends set up a "command post" at a Marriott...
    By Josh Campbell and Gisela Crespo | CNN A former police captain who was part of a private citizens group investigating still unsubstantiated 2020 election fraud claims was charged Tuesday with running a man off the road and pointing a gun to his head two weeks before the election, the Harris County district attorney said in a statement. Prosecutors say former Houston Police captain Mark Anthony Aguirre said he believed the man was transporting fraudulent ballots. “I believe it’s a political prosecution,” Terry Yates, Aguirre’s attorney, told CNN affiliate KTRK. Prosecutors say Aguirre was paid over a quarter million dollars by a private group called “Liberty Center for God and Country” to investigate alleged ballot schemes in the Houston area. Jared Woodfill, the center’s president, told CNN the group and Republican activist Steve Hotze hired a private firm that included “Aguirre, a former FBI investigator and about 20 investigators that...
    LinkedIn Mark Aguirre Mark Aquirre is a former Houston police captain accused of holding an innocent air conditioner repairman at gunpoint after running him off the road in a failed attempt to prove unverified voter fraud claims. “He crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a violent crime and we are lucky no one was killed,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a news release. “His alleged investigation was backward from the start – first alleging a crime had occurred and then trying to prove it happened.” The 63-year-old Mark Anthony Aguirre is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. At the time he was on the Houston force (his career ended in controversy), Aguirre was the department’s highest-ranking Hispanic officer, according to Houston Press. Here’s what you need to know:1....
    Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday - almost two months after he pulled a gun on an air conditioning technician  A former Houston Police Department Captain is facing up to 20 years behind bars for pointing a gun at an air conditioning technician he believed was engaged in a mass voting fraud operation  Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday - almost two months after the altercation with the unidentified technician.  According to charging documents Aguirre had been conducting surveillance on the technician back in mid-October and theorized that the blue-collar worker was the mastermind of a giant fraud operation in Harris County, Texas.    On October 19, Aguirre allegedly trailed the technician in his SUV before deliberately slamming into the back of his truck, believing it was filled with 750,000 fake ballots. ...
    A FORMER cop "held a repairman at gunpoint claiming he had 750k bogus ballots" – but they turned out to be AC parts, lawyers say. Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, who used to be a Houston Police Department, was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly threatened the man with a firearm on October 19 in Texas. 3Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, allegedly pulled a gun on an air conditioner repairman Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Department After he pulled a gun on the air conditioner repairman, it turned out there were no fake ballots in the truck, which was actually full of AC parts and tools. Speaking about the incident, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said the ex-officer "crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a violent crime and we are lucky no one was killed." “His alleged investigation was backward from the start – first alleging a crime had occurred...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- A former Houston Police Department Captain was arrested and charged for running a man off the road and pointing a gun at his head in an attempt to prove claims of a massive voter fraud scheme in Harris County, according to a news release from the Harris County's DA's office.Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, was arrested by Houston police Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison."He crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a violent crime, and we are lucky no one was killed," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. "His alleged investigation was backward from the start - first alleging a crime had occurred and then trying to prove it happened."According to court documents, Aguirre told police that he was part of a group of private citizens called the "Liberty...
    A former police captain with the Houston Police Department was arrested while trying to conduct an independent investigation to prove voter fraud in the 2020 election. On Tuesday, police arrested and charged 63-year-old Mark Anthony Aguirre with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony punishable with up to 20 years in prison, after he allegedly ran a man off a road and pointed a gun at him. Aguirre claimed to have been conducting surveillance on a man he suspected to be part of a voter fraud scheme. "He crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a violent crime, and we are lucky no one was killed," said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg in a statement. "His alleged investigation was backward from the start - first alleging a crime had occurred and then trying to prove it happened." According to an affidavit obtained by ABC...
    Loading the player... If you needed evidence that some police officers are supporters of outlandish conspiracy theories, you now have your proof. As reported by Houston’s ABC 13 News, former Houston police captain Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, has been arrested in a bizarre incident where he ran a man off the road and then held him at gunpoint because he believed he was the mastermind of a voter fraud effort in Texas. Read More: Bodycam video shows William ‘Roddie’ Bryan telling police he repeatedly tried to block Ahmaud Arbery car Aguirre terrorized an innocent air conditioner repairman whose truck contained air conditioner parts instead of the 750, 000 ballots Aguirre was expecting. It all began when Aguirre told police that he’d determined that the unidentified man, referenced only as DL, was behind a massive voter fraud plan in Texas, one of the states President Donald Trump actually won....
    HISTORY is repeating itself. On Sunday night Granit Xhaka was given a red card before Arsenal crashed to a 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley. 6Granit Xhaka grabs Ashley Westwood of Burnley round the throatCredit: Getty Images - Getty The incident made a mockery of his claims in his programme notes ahead of the Premier League game where he talked about "discipline" and "respect" being important to him. "I'm a guy who is very organised," Xhaka wrote. "This is maybe my best thing - for me, organisation, discipline and respect for other people are very, very important. I grew up like this and I will pass it on to my little one." His latest misdemeanour is one of five crazy moments the former Gunners captain has shown his indiscipline. TELLING GOONERS TO F*** OFF It was the moment that seemed had put the final nail in the coffin for the...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marv Marinovich, who captained Southern California’s national championship football team in 1962 and famously employed his strength and conditioning methods to groom son Todd into becoming quarterback for the Trojans, has died. He was 81. The university said he died Thursday of natural causes in Mission Viejo. Marinovich grew up in the Northern California city of Watsonville. He moved south and attended Santa Monica College, where the team went undefeated and won the 1958 national junior-college championship. From there, he transferred to USC. Marinovich lettered for the Trojans in 1959, 1961 and 1962 as a two-way lineman. The 1962 team went 11-0, including a 42-37 victory over Wisconsin in the 1963 Rose Bowl, where Marinovich was ejected for fighting. As a senior that year, he was named the team’s most inspirational player and was chosen to play in the Hula Bowl. After a three-year career with...
    Former Alameda County Fire Capt. Michael Cysewski, a firefighter in the county for 30 years, died Thursday, officials for the department said. Former Alameda County Fire Capt. Michael Cysewski died Thursday after collapsing during a bike ride (Photo courtesy Alameda County Fire Department).  Rescue workers were unable to revive Cysewski after he collapsed while riding his bike in San Leandro, officials said. An ambulance took him to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley where he was pronounced dead. “Alameda County Fire Department and Local 55 extend our deepest condolences to his family during this challenging time,” the department said in a statement. Cysewski began his career with the Castro Valley Fire Department in 1979 and became a captain in 1989, four years before that department was part of a consolidation with Alameda County Fire Department. He was part of the hazardous materials and water rescue special operations teams before retiring...
    Getty Barcelona fans had some choice words for Antoine Griezmann regarding captain Lionel Messi as the Frenchman left the club on Thursday after the team’s training session ahead of Saturday’s La Liga match against Atletico Madrid. Griezmann was approached by a handful of supporters as he drove away from the club. The fans were heard shouting at Griezmann that “Messi is respected” following comments made about the club captain by individuals associated with the Frenchman. ???? "???? ???????????????????? ???????? ???????? ????????????????????????????" ???? ???? Aficionados del @FCBarcelona_es INCREPAN a GRIEZMANN a la salida de la Ciudad Deportiva pic.twitter.com/sXjANVLZbt — GOL ⚽️ (@Gol) November 19, 2020 Messi was given permission to miss Thursday’s session by manager Ronald Koeman after a long 15-hour flight back from Argentina, as reported by AS. The captain is due to return for Barca’s final session before the game on Friday morning. Follow the Heavy...
    Bigg Boss 14 has picked up a whirlwind speed and the housemates are all now figuring out whom to support and whom to stand up against. The day begins when Kavita Kaushik and Jaan Kumar Sanu lock horns. Kavita responds to Jaan’s allegations that she is not being herself and being fake. Kavita, on her part, accuses Jaan of having no presence in the Bigg Boss House. Kavita also accuses other housemates of forming groups and attacking her. Aly Goni jumps in and says that there are no groups in the house. Instead, he accuses Kavita of trying to make a group with Nikki Tamboli and says that he has caught them gossiping about him. Bigg Boss 14 Preview: Kavita Kaushik Yells and Cries; Captain Aly Goni Gets the Power to Nominate (Watch Video). Jaan backs Aly and says that he has heard Nikki and Kavita talk about Aly in a...
    A POLICE captain was forced to resign after posting on Facebook that Joe Biden supporters should "get a bullet in their skull for treason". Captain Scott Walden made the disturbing comments on Facebook before taking them down and deactivating his account. 3Captain Scott Walden was forced to resign after making disturbing comments on FacebookCredit: Flomaton Police Department ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates The Alabama cop made a comment to a post about the former vice president. Former Flomaton Police Captain Walden wrote: "They need to line up ev1 of them and put a bullet in their skull for treason." Mayor Dewey Bondurant says the former officer's actions were "unacceptable". He said: "I am glad he resigned, but I would have fired him because what he did was wrong. 3Former Flomaton Police Captain Walden wrote: "They need to line up ev1...
    By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A former police captain who went on to work for eBay Inc pleaded guilty on Tuesday to participating in a cyberstalking campaign against a Massachusetts couple whose online newsletter was viewed as critical of the e-commerce company. Federal prosecutors in Boston said Philip Cooke, a former supervisor of security operations at eBay's European and Asian offices, and other employees harassed the couple through Twitter and sent them disturbing packages like a bloody Halloween pig mask. The 55-year-old, who was previously a police captain in Santa Clara, California, was the third former eBay employee to plead guilty in the case. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit cyberstalking and conspiring to tamper with a witness. Prosecutors have agreed to recommend a 30-month prison sentence for Cooke when he is later sentenced. He is among seven defendants, including onetime eBay security executives James Baugh and David...
    Concerns are growing for the safety of Sydney West, 19, who has not been seen since the end of last month. The UC Berkeley student's last known location is Crissy Field, a park and local exercise spot in San Francisco right by the Golden Gate Bridge, where she was seen on the morning of September 30. West is a freshman at UC Berkeley, but her family lives in North Carolina after moving from California three years ago. She developed into a star athlete in high school, named co-captain of her varsity volleyball team, according to KRON. Sydney West, 19, has not been seen since September 30, over two weeks ago West is currently enrolled at UC Berkeley, where she is just months into her freshman year She was last seen at Crissy Field, a popular park and outdoor exercise area in San Francisco West took a gap...
    By MACKENSY LUNSFORD, Asheville Citizen-Times ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Some who switch careers midstream and get into restaurants on a lark flounder. Others seem well-suited for the transition. Bob Byron falls into the latter category. The Naval Academy graduate and retired Navy captain once commanded the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney, named after a navy cook who earned a Purple Heart in WWII for rescuing crew members during the Battle of Santa Cruz. Byron followed that job with a position at General Atomics, which manufactures predator drones, managing billion-dollar contracts with the Air Force. Now he’s one of several owners of Rye Knot, a brewery-distillery hybrid in North Asheville with a menu of elevated pub food. This is his first hospitality project and his first formal stab at brewing and distilling since completing the Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation A.A.S. course at A-B Tech. “It’s just another system, if you will,” Byron...
    Messi and Carles Puyol played together at Barca for just over a decade. Reuters/Sergio Perez Carles Puyol and Luis Suarez have both publicly backed Lionel Messi's decision to leave FC Barcelona. "Respect and admiration, Leo. All my support, friend," tweeted Puyol, who played alongside Messi at the Camp Nou for a decade. Suarez, who has reportedly been told he can leave Barcelona this summer, replied to Puyol's tweet with two hand-clapping emojis. Messi told Barcelona of his intention to leave the club on Tuesday, less than two weeks after it suffered an 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Carles Puyol and Luis Suarez have both publicly backed Lionel Messi's decision to leave FC Barcelona. Messi, 33, told Barcelona of his intention to move on from the club on Tuesday, less than two weeks after it...
    UNC-Chapel Hills student newspaper editorial calls out university leadership on in-person classes after Covid-19 outbreak The best WFH — work-from-hotel — deals available right now Former Manchester United captain Valencia linked with 3 MLS clubs A report out of Ecuador says Antonio Valencia may be convinced to join one of three teams in Major League Soccer, the latest time the ex-Manchester United captain’s been linked with a move to North America. © Photo by Gustavo Garello/Jam Media/Getty Images Valencia, 35, has spent the last two seasons with LDU Quito in his native Ecuador, posting a goal and three assists in 32 appearances at right back with some work at defensive mid. [ MORE: All of PST’s MLS coverage ] The report says Inter Miami CF, D.C. United and the LA Galaxy, and Valencia could quiz former Manchester United players on all three teams. Ex-teammate Wayne Rooney played for DC United and Zlatan...
    Pilots have lifted the lid on the shocking activities they get up to in the cockpit - including playing chess and challenging each other to make dangerous landings. Taking to the Q&A site Quora, pilots from around the world shared details about their working life that nervous fliers would probably rather not know. The number one topic brought up during the answers was how captains fill their time when bored during long-haul journeys - and some answers will put you off getting on a plane.  Jan Zumwalt, a former Fire Chief and aircraft pilot from Idaho, US, said: 'Sometimes we got so bored we bet on things or have contests that we really should not have done. While you may think it's all hands on the controls for the entire flight, pilots have revealed the reality of flying: and it tends to involve boredom and silly games. Pictured: stock image...
    A former US Marine captain with PTSD claims he was viciously harassed and hazed by firefighters as a rookie FDNY smoke-eater. “No one cares about your military service,” veteran firefighters allegedly told Charles Hughes, according to a Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit he filed against the Fire Department and the city. Hughes, 32, retired from the Corps in 2014 after serving three years, including a tour in Afghanistan, and joined the FDNY last year. His welcome? Firefighters at Ladder 151 in Queens doused him with water and flour on his first day at the firehouse, he says. He was among a group of probies who were brought upstairs to meet their lieutenant, but were instead greeted by a firefighter in a thong, with his testicles exposed, as they were filmed, claims Hughes. Much of the hazing centered on Hughes’ mental health, he charges. Coworkers defaced his firehouse photograph with phrases like...
    Trump executive order to boost U.S. drug manufacturing: Navarro Popeyes parents revenue falls 25% despite chicken chains soaring same-store sales Former Spurs captain King joins coaching staff Tottenham have appointed former captain Ledley King to the position of first-team assistant in manager Jose Mourinho's coaching staff. © PAUL CROCK Former Tottenham captain Ledley King has joined the club's coaching staff King, 39, spent his entire 13-year playing career with Tottenham and has been a club ambassador since retiring in 2012. "Ledley will join as a member of our first-team staff, working alongside the coaches, analysts and playing squad both at the training centre and on matchdays," Tottenham said on their website on Thursday. "He will also take on the role of supporting our academy players as they look to step up to the first team." Former centre-half King made 323 appearances for Spurs after making his debut in 1999...
    LONDON (AP) — Tottenham has appointed former captain Ledley King to become an assistant manager under Jose Mourinho. The 39-year-old King spent his entire 13-year playing career at Tottenham and has been a club ambassador since retiring in 2012. “He has a tremendous affinity with this football club and the fans appreciate just how much he has accomplished as a true Spurs man both on and off the pitch,” Mourinho said. “We have developed a good relationship since I arrived, and we hope to use his experience and insight to support the work we are doing with the squad.” The former center back made 323 appearances for Tottenham and lifted the League Cup as captain in 2008 which is the club’s last major trophy. King has joined Mourinho’s backroom team in place of tactical analyst Ricardo Formosinho, who has left the club. The new season is due to begin in...
    (CNN)The rugby world is paying tribute to Andy Haden, the former All Blacks captain who passed away on Wednesday aged 69. Haden played 117 games for New Zealand between 1972 and 1985, including 41 test matches. He captained the All Blacks on eight occasions.Former All Black Andy Haden has sadly passed away at the age of 69. With 117 games including 41 Tests, Andy was one of the true greats of our game. Rest In Peace
    A decorated Green Beret who served a dozen combat tours, including six in Afghanistan, committed suicide last week in front of his wife, becoming the 30th member of his elite battalion to kill himself, according to reports. Master Sgt. Andrew Christian Marckesano, 34, was known as “Captain America” to his fellow soldiers in the 82nd Airborne regiment. He earned a Silver Star for bravery, and had recently moved to Washington, D.C., to begin a new job at the Pentagon. But on July 6, after having dinner with his former battalion commander, Marckesano returned home and committed suicide in front of his wife. He was still on active duty and leaves behind three small children. It was not immediately clear how he killed himself. But in the days before he died, he sent an upbeat message to his fellow soldiers: “Text me, I told you before my door is open… my...
    BOSTON  — A seventh former eBay Inc. employee has been charged with participating in a campaign to terrorize the editor and publisher of an online newsletter because eBay executives were upset about coverage of the company, authorities said Tuesday. Philip Cooke, 55, who was a supervisor of security operations at eBay’s European and Asian offices, is charged with conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses, prosecutors said. The San Jose  man will appear in Boston’s federal court at a later date, officials said. There was no attorney listed for him in online court records. Prosecutors announced charges against six other former eBay staffers last month. Related Articles Santa Clara to investigate ex-police captain charged in eBay cyberstalking case Former eBay employees charged with cyberstalking couple Authorities say Cooke, a former police captain in Santa Clara, California, conspired with the other staffers to...
    SAN JOSE (CBS / AP) — A seventh former eBay Inc. employee, who was also a former police officer, has been charged with participating in a campaign to terrorize the editor and publisher of an online newsletter because eBay executives were upset about coverage of the company, authorities said Tuesday. Philip Cooke, 55, who was a supervisor of security operations at eBay’s European and Asian offices, is charged with conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses, prosecutors said. The San Jose man will appear in Boston’s federal court at a later date, officials said. There was no attorney listed for him in online court records. Prosecutors announced charges against six other former eBay staffers last month. Authorities say Cooke, a former police captain in Santa Clara, conspired with the other staffers to harass the Massachusetts couple that published the newsletter with threatening messages and disturbing deliveries to...
    Former Ohio State football captain Dionte Johnson said Saturday his shoe and apparel store in Ohio was looted and damaged during the George Floyd protests in the state. Video that surfaced on social media Friday night showed several people robbing and damaging Sole Classics, located in Columbus. The former fullback wrote on Instagram that he’s received an outpouring of support from the community since the incident. ALABAMA'S NICK SABAN ON RACIAL TENSION IN US: 'IT'S TIME TO LOVE EACH OTHER' “On May 29th our shop was looted and destructed by a group of individuals. In the moment we were angry and looking for answers, however, within minutes after the incident we began to receive an out-pour of love and support from our local and global community looking for ways to help. That love immediately helped to overpower the negativity,” the statement read. “We have been asked to create a donation...
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