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Tricky Dominican Republic Test for Gifted Cole

first_imgBy Kunle AdewaleWorld Boxing Federation Junior Middle Weight champion, Gifted Cole Chiori, will tonight take on Jorge Burgos from Dominican Republic in a 10 round non-title fight.Cole, whose record stands at 10-0 in a telephone chat with THISDAY from his base in the United States before jetting to Dominican Republic said he was not intimidated by his opponent, promising to come out victorious at the end of the bout.“With the kind of rigorous training I have gone through, I should be able to stop him before the end of round five. I’m not underrating my opponent or being over confident, but my coach and I had perfected the strategy to stop him early after watching some tapes of Burgos previous fights,” the Ajegunle-born boxer noted.Cole said the fight would also serve as part of his preparation for his title defence later this year.“Burgos is a tested boxer and a worthy opponent any day and could be very tricky, therefore it would help in my preparation for my title defence later this year,” he saidCole defeated German opponent, Tom Reiche, to retain his Junior Middle Weight World Boxing Federation title after the referee stopped the fight in the fourth round after too much torture from the Nigerian.Tonight’s fight is billed for the city of Santiago RodriguezShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ronaldo: I’m sure I will be the best ever

first_imgReal Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he will work to be the best player of all time after being presented with his third European Golden Boot award.The 29-year-old was speaking at a lavish ceremony in Madrid where he received the trophy for being the joint top scorer last season in Europe, along with Luis Suarez, having hit 31 goals.”I always try to do things well and not just last season. I always want to do better,” said Ronaldo.”The last five years have been very good and the last two have been a little bit better. I don’t want to just be the best in Portugal, I want to be the best ever and I will work to be that. After that it is down to individual opinions.”In my profession I want to be the best, and I am making a name for myself step by step. When my career ends I want to see the statistics and I want to see if I am among the best ever.”I am sure I will be.” The World Player of the Year, who also won the Golden Boot in the 2007-08 and 2010-11 seasons, has had a glittering career with both Manchester United and Real and he helped the latter to win their tenth European Cup last season.”To win the third Golden Boot is like winning the first. I am very happy, it is a special day and I want to share it with the people that have helped me,” said Ronaldo.”Everyone talks about whether this is the best Madrid side and I suppose at the end we will know – if we win nothing or we are the best. I believe that we will win a lot. We are working well with the coach (Carlo Ancelotti).”Things are going well and on a personal note I am happy and playing well.”Real lead the La Liga table with 24 points from 10 games and have already struck 37 goals. “Maybe now we have more of the ball which is good. The more you have it the more damage you can make,” he said.”We are causing problems for that reason, we are having more chances but the system is more or less the same. We have a very good squad. (Gareth) Bale has returned now and is in good shape.”We can go very far. We will work to get better each game and win the trophies: La Liga, the Champions League and the cup.”last_img read more

Dodgers place Joe Kelly on IL, wait for Alex Wood and Corey Seager to return

first_imgRoberts said there is still no timetable for Wood’s return but his schedule this week is similar to the one Clayton Kershaw went through in the week before he was activated from the IL.“Thursday would be the next progression, and that would be a simulated game facing some hitters,” Roberts said. “This is the first part of the progression — doing the up-and-down bullpen and then the next thing would be that sim game.”SEAGER STATUSShortstop Corey Seager missed his third consecutive game with a back injury but is “continuing to progress,” according to Roberts. Seager was on the field before the game at Dodger Stadium on Monday, going through agility drills and testing his back.“He’s moving around better,” Roberts said. “Yesterday I saw him and he was in pretty good spirits, moving around. I’m not sure when he’s going to get back on the field and start kind of running around, take some ground balls, let alone take any swings. Once that day comes, we’ll have more clarity.”For now, the Dodgers have not put Seager on the IL, willing to play shorthanded for a handful of days in the hopes that Seager won’t need a full 10 days to recover.“Fortunately, with the versatility we do have, it’s not as imperative,” Roberts said of the IL move. “Right now, we’re certainly managing and we feel OK about it.”ALSOOutfielder Terrance Gore cleared waivers and has been optioned to the Dodgers’ alternate training site. Gore was designated for assignment on July 30.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start LOS ANGELES — Joe Kelly will be on the injured list as he awaits the outcome of his appeal of an eight-game suspension.The Dodgers placed Kelly on the IL on Monday with shoulder inflammation. The right-hander appeared in seven of the Dodgers’ first 16 games, pitching 6 1/3 innings without being charged with a run, striking out five, walking five and giving up five hits.Demoted last week when rosters were trimmed from 30 to 28, lefty reliever Adam Kolarek was recalled from the alternate training site to replace Kelly in the bullpen for now.“Joe just has some shoulder discomfort,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, adding that Kelly had an MRI but Roberts was unaware of the results as of Monday afternoon. “It’s been bothering him here for a few days. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Give him some time on the IL to let it calm down a little bit and hopefully he’s ready once that 10 days is up.”Once that 10 days is up Kelly will probably be unavailable even longer. Kelly revealed on Ross Stripling’s podcast last week that he was scheduled to have the appeal of his eight-game suspension heard on Monday. Kelly was suspended for throwing behind two Astros hitters and setting off a benches-clearing confrontation in Houston on July 28.Kelly is one of 56 pitchers around the league to go on the IL for non-coronavirus reasons. According to ESPN Stats & Info, that is well ahead of the pace in 2019 (24) and 2018 (19) through the first 18 days of the season.“I don’t think it’s coincidence,” Roberts said of the increased number of injuries following a three-week preseason.Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood is also on the IL with shoulder inflammation. He was scheduled to throw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday, broken into two 15-pitch bursts with a simulated inning break between. If that goes well, Wood is scheduled to throw a simulated game Thursday either to hitters at the alternate training site or at Dodger Stadium before the game against the Padres. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, November 16, 2015:•8:14 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery of a known suspect(s) in the 600 block E. 22nd, Wellington.•10:31 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•3:07 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1800 block N. A, Wellington.•5:39 p.m. Officers investigated stalking and criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•5:55 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 300 block N. High, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Stormie G. Higgenbotham, 53, Wellington and Dominque L. Vargas, 18, Wellington.•7:50 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 100 block Apple Blossom Lane, Wellington.last_img read more

Grassley: USMCA likely on hold until new House members are ‘comfortable’ with it

first_imgWASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence visits central Iowa today to discuss the importance of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s not aware of any timeline for the trade deal to be sent to Congress.The measure would go to the U.S. House first where Grassley says Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still working to get her freshmen troops organized.“Every day, you read about her having problems with these new members on this subject or that subject or some other subject,” Grassley says. “She has the same problems with the Mexico Canadian agreement with the United States and she’s got to get her people comfortable with it.”Grassley, a Republican, says he met with Democrat Pelosi about a month ago to talk about USMCA and he says he believes she’s “very sincere” about getting it passed. He notes the House has 75 or 80 new members, the largest such class since 1974.Vice President Pence will visit Accumold in the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny, a company that makes molds for the high-tech industry and ships globally.“I’m certainly glad the vice president is going to Ankeny because trade is so important to Iowa,” Grassley says. “Good for the administration to see first-hand the need to do it.”Grassley says he fully supports USMCA and he knows it has bipartisan backing, including from former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, who served eight years as U.S. Ag Secretary under President Obama.“I kinda’ think that a month ago or whenever Secretary Vilsack had an announcement that he supported it and that it was good for Iowa, particularly Iowa agriculture,” Grassley says, “that probably was the best boost that it could possibly have.”The USMCA is designed to replace NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, which went into effect in 1994.last_img read more