ZURICH (AP):The lack of a written contract and a delay collecting payment led to the 90-day suspensions for Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, a person familiar with the FIFA ethics case told The Associated Press yesterday.Blatter and Platini were handed 90-day bans last week after failing to provide written evidence to justify a payment of two million Swiss francs (about $US2 million) that Platini received from FIFA in 2011 – nine years after the job was completed – according to the person. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorised to speak publicly about the case.Both Blatter, the FIFA president, and Platini, his counterpart at UEFA, face longer bans if the FIFA ethics committee proves its case to ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert. The full verdicts are expected before the 90-day suspensions end.Both deny wrongdoing and are appealing against their suspensions.The ethics case was triggered by Blatter and Platini becoming embroiled in a criminal investigation in Switzerland over the same payment. Blatter was questioned as a suspect, and Platini is being investigated by the Swiss attorney general as something between a witness and a suspect.The payment relates to the time when Platini worked for Blatter as an adviser from 1998 until 2002, when the former France captain joined the FIFA executive committee.Contractually, Platini was to be paid 300,000 Swiss francs per year for his job. He claims an additional 500,000 Swiss francs per year was to be deferred. The Frenchman received 1.05 million Swiss francs for 3 1/2 years of work, the person said, reiterating details first published by The Guardian newspaper yesterday.According to the person, there was only a verbal agreement on the additional 500,000 Swiss francs per year – the amount eventually paid in 2011. Under Swiss law, Platini should have called in the debt within five years.Platini, who was also a FIFA vice-president under Blatter until he was suspended on Thursday, said two weeks ago that he was not paid “the totality of my salary because of FIFA’s financial situation at that time”.ethics committee statementA statement from the ethics committee’s adjudicatory chamber, which is headed by Eckert, said yesterday that it interviewed Platini for more than five hours on October 1. Eckert “did not see a need for a second hearing” before imposing the provisional suspension, the statement added.UEFA has rebuffed requests by the AP to ask Platini to provide a contract that shows FIFA owed him two million Swiss francs. Some soccer nations have also publicly questioned Platini’s limited public explanation.UEFA said last week that Platini feels “he has given satisfactory explanations to the authorities that are dealing with this case”.The provisional ban looks set to derail Platini’s hopes of standing in the FIFA presidential election, which is scheduled for February 26. But the FIFA executive committee could decide to postpone the ballot when it meets on October 20.In a separate case, FIFA suspended Thai soccer association president, Worawi Makudi, for 90 days. Details of the case were not provided yesterday, but Worawi has been under investigation for his conduct during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.
After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia PSA Forum: Wushu, PBA Draft Game time is at 3 p.m. after the 2 p.m. awards rites in the third season of the country’s premier men’s volley league organized by Sports Vision.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PLDT will aim to end Air Force’s bid on its first crack at the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference crown on Tuesday at Blue Eagle gym in Quezon City.The PLDT Home Power Hitwas seeded second in the Final Four but gained the twice-to-beat edge in the finals after No. 1 Sta. Elena-National University pulled out to represent the Philippines in the Asean University Games in Myanmar.ADVERTISEMENT The withdrawal paved the way for the finals playoff between No. 3 Air Force and No. 4 Cignal, with the Agilas pulling off a 21-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-16 win over the weekend to stay in the title hunt.PLDT swept Air Force in the elimination round but the latter hopes to sustain the momentum of their victory over Cignal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHowever, the Agilas need to beat the Home Power Hitters twice to snatch the crown.Power-hitting Alnakran Abdilla, Rudolfo Labrador, Howard Mojica and Edwin Tolentino will lead the Agilas’ charge against the Home Power Hitters’ tested crew composed of Mark Alfafara, John Vic de Guzman, Joeven dela Vega, Kheeno Franco and Joshua Umandal. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments
CALGARY, B.C. – Team Tardi will open their Champions Cup tournament in Calgary with a match against Brad Gushue today.Tardi’s team will include Fort St. John native Sterling Middleton throwing third. Middleton and Tardi have competed together multiple times, most recently at the World Junior Curling Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland. The two also won gold together in the Canadian Junior Curling Championships.The team’s match today starts at 3:00 p.m. local time, and the remaining round robin games will be tomorrow at 7:30 a.m., and on Friday at 11:30 a.m.- Advertisement -The tournament quarter finals will be decided after round robin play.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Virginia Tech, newcomers in the Atlantic Coast Conference, are making a habit of upsetting the league’s traditional powers, with Zabian Dowdell scoring a career-high 33 points Tuesday night in an 81-80 overtime victory over No. 4 North Carolina that sealed an improbable season sweep of the Tar Heels. “Something special brewing around the program,” Dowdell said. Dowdell and Deron Washington combined to stop Ty Lawson in the final seconds of overtime and preserve the victory for the Hokies (18-7, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). “Probably the understatement of the day is (that) I couldn’t be more proud of our team,” Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg said. Markus Sailes gave North Carolina a last chance when he missed two free throws with 7.1 seconds left. Lawson rushed down the court and took a quick shot which was tied up by Dowdell. Lawson got the rebound and shot again from the lane, but Washington swatted it away. “They came and doubled, so that messed everything up,” Lawson said. “I couldn’t find anybody open, so I tried to get a shot off, but they blocked it in the lane. They were clogging the lane. I think they knew what we were going to do.” Wayne Ellington grabbed the ball and the buzzer sounded just before he hit a 3-pointer. Texas Tech 77, at No. 6 Texas A&M 75 Jarrius Jackson hit a jumper at the buzzer to end a five-game losing streak for the Red Raiders (16-10, 5-6 Big 12). Acie Law tied the game with a 3-pointer from the top of the key with six seconds left before Jackson drove the length of the court and pulled up for the winning score. The crowd sat in silence for a few seconds while officials looked at a replay of the basket before declaring it good. At No. 13 Butler 79, Florida Gulf Coast 65 Mike Green scored a career-high 24 points, A.J. Graves added 22 and the Bulldogs (24-3) won their 22nd consecutive game at the expense of the Division II Eagles. No. 16 S. Illinois 51, at Missouri State 47 Randal Falker scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Salukis (22-5, 13-3 Missouri Valley) to their eighth win in a row. At Tennessee 89, No. 20 Kentucky 85 Chris Lofton scored 23 points to help the Volunteers (18-8, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) beat the Wildcats (18-7, 7-4). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Jose Mourinho has taken a cheeky swipe at Arsenal by claiming Cesc Fabregas opted to join Chelsea instead of return to his former club as he was ‘looking for titles’.The Spaniard, who captained the Gunners in an eight-year spell, left fans of the north London club heartbroken when he moved to Chelsea last summer after three years at Barcelona.Fabregas will return to the Emirates this Sunday for the first time since his departure in 2011 with Chelsea on the brink of Premier League title success.The Blues are 10 points clear of the Gunners and a win for the visitors this weekend would mean three more points would secure the title, points which could come next Wednesday at Leicester.And Mourinho, whose side have already won the League Cup this season, said the prospect of major success is what prompted Fabregas to move to Stamford Bridge.“I know why he chose Chelsea,” said the Portuguese. “I don’t know why he didn’t choose Arsenal.“I can’t speak about his time at Arsenal, the decision that made him leave, the decision that stopped him going back. I don’t know if it was the manager’s (Arsene Wenger’s) or if it was his decision. I really don’t know.“I just know that we promised him we’d build a team very adapted to his style of play. That he was going to be an important player in our project.“And that, normally, good projects always end with titles. He was looking for that. That’s all I can say.”Fabregas is bracing himself for a hostile reception from Arsenal fans, but Mourinho insists that would be underserved given the service he gave the club.The 27-year-old made more than 300 appearances for the Gunners, and the Blues boss said: “Frank Lampard played at Stamford Bridge (with Manchester City) without any kind of problem and with a good reception. I don’t see a reason for Fabregas not to have the same at the Emirates.“But, if he has some bad reactions, I think he’s one of the players who is more than ready.“He played in Barcelona with an Arsenal shirt. Why can’t he play at the Emirates with a Chelsea shirt? I don’t see a problem.”Fabregas and Diego Costa, who also joined last summer, have been key to Chelsea’s title charge, with the playmaker laying on assists for the striker.Costa could be fit for Sunday’s match and displace Didier Drogba in the starting XI, while Loic Remy (calf) is definitely out.“Didier for sure is good, is fine. Remy, not for sure. And Diego, let’s make a decision tomorrow,” Mourinho, said.Dominic Solanke is in reserve, having missed Chelsea’s under-21 team match on Thursday, and will be on the substitutes’ bench as back-up to Drogba if Costa is not fit. Jose Mourinho and Cesc Fabregas 1
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United – FA Cup final, live on talkSPORT 1 In a repeat of the 1990 FA Cup final, Crystal Palace will battle it out with Manchester United for the prestigious trophy at Wembley on Saturday. Palace beat Watford in the semi-final to book their place, while the Red Devils edged past Everton. The match is live on talkSPORT – click here for ways to streamSo what time is the clash due to start, you ask?Our live coverage starts from 16:00, with the match getting underway at 17:30 (BST). If successful, it will be United’s 12th FA Cup final victory – their first in 12 years and a first piece of silverware under Louis van Gaal. While for Alan Pardew’s Palace, it would be a first FA Cup triumph.Team news:Crystal PalaceJoe Ledley is Crystal Palace’s only absentee – the Wales international has fractured his fibula and his participation at Euro 2016 is therefore in doubt. Bakary Sako has been passed fit after training on Thursday, while Emmanuel Adebayor is expected to start what could be his last match for the club from the bench.Manchester UnitedVan Gaal faces a selection poser for the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace, with a quartet of players pushing for a return to the 18-man squad. United convincingly beat Bournemouth 3-1 in their final match of the league season, but can now add fit-again trio Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo and Morgan Schneiderlin as well as Marouane Fellaini. Fellaini is back in contention after a three-game suspension, putting Ander Herrera’s place at risk.CLASSIC CLIP: Manchester United 3-3 Crystal Palance and Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace – relive the 1990 FA Cup final matchesREAD MORE: Crystal Palace’s Yohan Cabaye reveals Newcastle struggle led him to believe he’d never compete in an FA Cup finalREAD MORE: Louis van Gaal highlights importance of FA Cup success over Champions League qualification
More than 180 runners took part in the Dooish National School 5K in Ballybofey tonight.Simon Ward was the winner in a time of 17.42 followed by Liam Murray.The following a list of names of those who too part and their finishing times. Position Race Number Name Gender Club Time1 123 Simon Ward M 17.422 122 Liam Murray M 18.023 193 Martin Harvey M Aghyaran Athletics 19.14 4 224 Raymond Doherty M Finn Valley AC 19.555 169 Eamon Connolly M Aghyaran Athletics 20.056 267 Conor Breslin M Lifford AC 20.127 258 Michael McKeown M 20.198 103 Paul Hegarty M Athenry AC 20.2 9 204 Michael McKinney M Lifford AC 21.0210 168 Sean McMenamin M Aghyaran Athletics 21.3211 248 Cormac McGuire M 21.3712 233 Eimear McDermott F Finn Valley AC 21.39 13 120 Mark Anderson M Finn Valley AC 21.4614 148 Kieran Coyle M KCR 21.5315 245 Ciaran Speight M 21.5416 121 Noreen Bonner F Finn Valley AC 21.5617 129 Carmel McBride F Finn Valley AC 22.0918 176 Gerard Lynch M Dunkineely 22.2319 203 Amanda McBrearty F Castlefinn Running 22.4620 118 Max McGonagle M 22.521 177 John Craig M Lifford AC 23.1122 167 Linda Emery F Aghyaran Athletics 23.1223 115 Eoin McGonagle M Finn Valley AC 23.2924 209 K Kelly M Finn Valley AC 23.3925 163 Noelle Gallinagh F 23.4726 125 Lynn Parke F Convoy AC 23.4827 133 Cormac O’Donnell M Lifford AC 23.5328 162 Attracta Gallinagh McBride F 23.5729 174 Michael Thompson M Castlefinn Running 24.1630 141 Evelyn McGeehan F Fit4Life Finn Valley 24.1631 266 Eoin Breslin M Lifford AC 24.1832 268 Brian Breslin M Lifford AC 24.1833 175 Peter Duddy M Bruckless Road Runners 24.2534 244 Lorraine Duffy F Swanlings 24.335 207 Shaun Marley M Finn Valley AC 24.5236 172 Oisin Thompson M Finn Valley AC 25.1637 130 Diarmaid O’Donnell M Lifford AC 25.3138 208 Kate Browne F 25.3339 181 Eileen Houston F 25.3440 153 Zara Doherty F Finn Valley AC 25.5141 195 Iggy Larkin M KCR 26.0442 154 Erinn Gallen F Finn Valley AC 26.2543 116 Leah McGonagle F Finn Valley AC 26.4344 205 Ronan Gallagher M Finn Valley AC 26.545 164 Catherine Gallinagh F 26.5746 185 Philip Boyle M 27.0647 225 Joanne McNabb F Fit4Life Finn Valley 27.0848 210 Ronan McGinty M 27.1549 180 Emma Lawne F Fit4Life Finn Valley 27.1650 226 Sonya O’Donnell F Fit4Life Finn Valley 27.2751 194 Kieran Neeson M KCR 27.3852 179 Deirdre O’Reilly Dunnion F 27.453 143 Sharon McGarrigle F 27.4554 109 Cathal Herron M 27.5455 196 Frances Wilson F KCR 27.5956 198 Sinéad Boyce F Fit4Life Finn Valley 27.5957 253 Siobhan Houston F Fit4Life Finn Valley 28.0658 178 Yvonne Campbell F 28.4859 186 Caroline Boyle F 28.560 156 Bridgeen Gallen F 29.0761 247 Caroline McGuire F Finn Valley AC 29.0762 220 Sarah Gavigan F 29.1663 107 Maria Boner F Tír Chónaill AC 29.2864 104 Dympna Boner F Tír Chónaill AC 29.3665 160 Grace McGlynn F FVRC 29.4866 238 Erin Lafferty F 29.5567 213 Lorraine McGinty F 29.5668 246 Kevin Harrold M 30.0269 232 Betty Gallen F Aghyaran Athletics 30.5270 255 Maureen Conlon F 31.0571 212 Conor McGinty M 31.0572 257 Eimear Conlon F 31.0573 211 Martin Mbuli M Finn Valley AC 31.0574 200 Aisling Long F 31.3675 AN Other 31.3876 132 Mags O’Donnell F Lifford AC 31.3977 263 Grainne Gavigan F 31.5678 105 Packie Boner M Dooish 3279 114 Damian McGlynn M FVRC 32.2480 241 Lorcan Toal M 32.3281 146 Rebecca Campbell F 32.3282 147 Eleanor Campbell F 32.3283 199 Patrick Long M 32.3284 184 Darragh Boyle M Finn Valley AC 32.3285 144 Ethan Deery M 32.3686 48 Nora Anderson F 33.2887 47 Patricia McGinty F 33.2888 134 Cormac Gallen M 33.4689 137 Amanda Gallen F 33.4690 265 Daniel McHugh M 34.0191 150 Catherine Doherty F 34.0592 270 Grace O’Donnell F 34.1593 181 Eileen Houston F 34.2194 218 Lisa Gallagher F Tír Chónaill AC 35.3295 259 Joey O’Hara M Finn Valley AC 3696 222 Eddie McCauley M 3697 271 Dermot O’Donnell M 36.0598 145 Sharon Deery F Convoy AC 36.0799 183 Corey Boyle M 36.2100 182 Daniel Boyle M 36.2101 187 Danny Boyle M 36.2102 41 Jacinta McBride F Convoy AC 36.31103 42 Sandra McGahern F 36.31104 126 Breeda McNulty F 36.52105 173 Fiona McGinty F Dooish 36.53106 197 Shauna Maguire F 36.54107 101 Roma Rutledge F 37.48108 234 Eliana F 38.15109 128 Freya Beales F 39110 117 Aoife McGonagle F Finn Valley AC 39.02111 214 Sharon Lyons F 39.23112 215 Michael Lyons M 39.23113 217 Abbi Lyons F 39.23114 190 Maria O’Donnell F 40.35115 192 Una Tourish F 40.35116 191 Mariea Browne F 40.35117 112 Brian Lyons M 40.38118 131 Aoibhinn O’Donnell F Lifford AC 40.38119 229 Emma Ní Churrain F 40.38120 227 Aoife Sweeney F 40.53121 142 Anita Gallagher F 40.53122 152 Shannen Doherty F 40.57123 221 Anna McCauley F Finn Valley AC 41.01124 136 Eimear Gallen F 41.01125 135 Adrian Gallen M 41.17126 274 Aaron Tourish M 41.17127 223 Eoghan Stewart M 41.31128 171 Kellie Maxwell F Dooish 41.31129 170 Caroline Kelly Maxwell F Dooish 41.53130 139 Charlotte Long F 41.53131 138 Maura Browne F 42.01132 250 Siobhan McCauley F 42.01133 102 Agnes Rutledge F 42.01134 49 Aaron McGinty M 42.01135 249 Paddy McMenamin M 42.01136 50 Caroline Duffy F 42.01137 261 Michael McMenamin M 42.15138 262 Abigh McMenamin F 42.15139 260 Karina McMenamin F 42.15140 189 Jack Gallagher M 42.2141 188 Tracey Gallagher F 42.2142 110 Maureen Lyons F 42.29143 111 Phil Lyons M 42.29144 166 Margaret Callaghan F 42.29145 165 Jon Callaghan M 42.29146 264 Debra McHugh F 42.5147 240 Aoife Doherty F 43.17148 127 Maxine Beales F 43.29149 119 Orla McGonagle F 43.29150 242 Michelle Boyle F 43.5151 243 Trevor Houston M 43.5152 140 Calvin Harrold M 44.07153 206 Cillian Gallagher M Finn Valley AC 44.08154 149 Jake Doherty M 44.08155 108 Tanya Harvey F 44.2156 106 Vicky Boner F 44.2157 202 Mary Long F 44.2158 201 Patricia Guthrie F Convoy AC 44.2159 124 Mandy Woods F Convoy AC 44.55160 157 Callum McIntyre M 45.04161 151 Pauric Doherty M 45.04162 272 Anna Slevin F 45.27163 273 Patricia Gallen F 45.27164 219 Sharon Marley F 46.02165 239 Nicola Doherty F 46.4166 237 Sharon Lafferty F 46.46167 171 Kellie Maxwell F Dooish 46.46168 235 Ivy Mbuli F 47.16169 236 Thandi F 47.16170 256 Aaron Conlon M 47.39171 254 John Conlon M 47.39172 230 Emma Herron F 47.49173 231 Trása Gallen F 47.49174 252 Emma Houston F 48.33175 251 Darcie Stewart F 48.33176 105 Packie Boner M Dooish 48.28177 276 Nicole Tourish F 48.28178 275 Aisling Tourish F 51.07179 228 Michelle Ní Churrain F 51.07180 158 Tina McIntyre F 51.19181 269 Seamus O’Donnell M 51.19MORE THAN 180 COMPLETE DOOISH NATIONAL SCHOOL 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: April 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Aura Letterkenny Leisure Centre were surprised by a very famous visitor! During the week Irish Olympian Ronnie Delaney dropped in (pictured above on the far right during the 1956 Olympics).Ronnie is Ireland’s only ever Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist, winning gold at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne in the 1500 metres event. Ronnie also competed at the 1954 European Athletics Championships in Bern and the Summer Olympics 1960 in Rome.After the Olympics, Ronnie earned a bronze medal in the 1500 metres event in Stockholm at the 1958 European Athletics Championships.Ronnie with Danny Mc Daid (LAC), Louise Mc Dermott (Membership Adviser at Aura) & Teresa Mc Daid (LAC).Ronnie was also spotted at Diver’s Garage in Letterkenny! Famous Irish Olympian drops into Aura Leisure Centre was last modified: November 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Chelsea and Tottenham are battling for a Champions League place and face each other in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday. How much do you know about the history between these London rivals? See how many of these 10 questions you can answer correctly…[mtouchquiz 6]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Chelsea want Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio, according to the Express.Manchester City are also said to be keen on the centre-back, with both clubs apparently set to battle Barcelona for his signature.Elsewhere in Spain, Sami Khedira has agreed a new three-year deal at Real Madrid, supposedly disappointing Chelsea.The Daily Star claim the Blues were looking to sign Khedira, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal.Madrid’s former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti was reportedly unwilling to let Germany midfielder Khedira leave, having seen Mesut Ozil join Arsenal in the summer.Another ex-Chelsea boss, Rafael Benitez, is looking to see off competition from the Blues and sign St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma for Napoli, according to Talksport.Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Kevin de Bruyne continues to be linked with a move to Germany, where Kicker has reported that he is set to make a straight choice between Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg.And Italian media continue to report that Chelsea face competition from the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United in their apparent pursuit of Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia.For more transfer speculation see this morning’s Paper Talk.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook