Wilder: Joshua should take $50 million offer—and soon

first_imgWBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder speaks at a press conference before the GEICO 500 NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)TALLADEGA, Ala. — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks he’ll get the next shot at Anthony Joshua.Wilder said Sunday before serving as honorary pace car driver for the NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway that the fight “will definitely happen.” He said his team has offered Joshua a guarantee of at least $50 million.ADVERTISEMENT “When the fight happens, it’s going to be an epic one. At the end of that fight, there will be one champion, one face, one name and his name is Deontay Wilder.”The visit to Talladega was a respite from what the Tuscaloosa resident said has been a stressful year. He wore a gold robe to the track, visiting drivers and their haulers.He likes fast cars, counting a Lamborghini as part of his collection.“I can’t stop smiling for some reason,” Wilder said. “I just can’t. I love smiling. I love interacting with the people.“I’m in my element right now, fast cars, people enjoying the weather. It don’t get no better than this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shelly Finkel, one of Wilder’s managers, has told ESPN that the offer would include $50 million against 50 percent of the revenue at a site of Wilder’s choosing between September and December.“If Joshua and his team are smart enough, they’ll take this fight and take it soon,” said Wilder, who is 40-0 with 39 knockouts. “We’re not going to be waiting. The offer’s on the table: $50 million and he gets 50-50 split upward, so he can make even more money than that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“That’s going to be the highest up-front money that any heavyweight fighter has ever gotten in their career. That’s a lot of money to turn down and I know he’s not Dave Chappelle, so it’s going to happen.”He was referring to the comedian’s decision to reject a $50 million deal for his Comedy Central show back in 2005. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Player of the Week: Tiu’s all-around game key to Painters’ strong start In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES A fight with Joshua would be a unification bout for the four heavyweight tiles.Wilder said he watched fellow heavyweight Jarrell Miller remain unbeaten Saturday night with a unanimous decision over Johann Duhaupas, whom Wilder knocked out in the 11th round in 2015. Miller and Joshua are both promoted by Eddie Hearn. Hearn has talked about Joshua facing Miller before Wilder.“I’m ready for Anthony Joshua,” Miller said after the fight in New York City. “Let’s bring him to Brooklyn and show him how we do it.”Wilder, though, thinks he’s next in line for Joshua in what would be his first fight outside of his native Britain.“It’ll definitely get made,” he said. “It’s just a matter of time. With the magnitude of this fight, it takes time. I think a lot of negotiations and different things are going on. That’s part of the buildup to it.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

Sophia man sets brother’s home on fire

first_img…after row over clothesAn A Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown house was on Tuesday set alight by a man, who was charged for killing his elder brother in 2012. On Tuesday, the 23-year-old man reportedly had an altercation with another sibling over clothing.Reports are following the argument, the man allegedly set fire to his brother’s flat wooden house about 11:40h.Fire Prevention Officer Andrew Holder told Guyana Times that the 23-year-old and the sibling had a huge argument over a piece of clothing. According to Holder, after the man and his spouse left their house, the perpetrator set the house alight and it was gutted in mere minutes.The couple’s son was in the house at the time of the fire, but was rescued by relatives who saw smoke emanating from the property.On Monday night, the man was allegedly heard saying that “I could murder again” following an altercation with his brother, which is said to be a frequent occurrence since he was released from prison.He reportedly wore his brother’s clothing which his sibling objected to, angering him. The suspect is currently being hunted by the Police.He was charged in 2012, after he allegedly stabbed his 19-year-old brother, Sherwin Kennedy to death following a fight over a pair of pants. This had resulted in a heated argument and later a scuffle during which he reportedly took out a knife and stabbed his brother.last_img read more

Natural gas prices likely to sit under $7, forecast

first_imgFor the original story done by the Financial Post, Click Here. The Financial Post is reporting today, that natural gas prices will be between five dollars and seven dollars per mcf, likely for sometime to come. It is quoting Greg Bay, at Vancouver-based Cypress Capital Management, who says that’s because companies operating in the big U.S. shale basins can make decent returns with prices at those levels.On this side of the border he predicts consolidation will be an ongoing theme for months to come, with two of the primary areas of focus being the Montney and Horn River plays here in Northeastern BC. – Advertisement -It is generally accepted that to instill confidence in Western Canadian producers, to up their drilling programs, prices of over eight dollars need to be sustained for more than three months. That noted, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada is now suggesting Western Canadian drilling activity has hit a recessionary plateau. Thus, it has reduced by 50 percent, its year-over-year forecast, for the number of wells drilled this year to 8 thousand…and, it is also estimating next year’s total, will be about the same. It is basing the 2010 forecast on an average natural gas price of 5 dollars Canadian per mcf.Advertisementlast_img read more

Art Wilson: Ravel early Derby pick

first_imgGarrett Gomez liked Ravel the first day he rode the 3-year-old colt, guiding the son of Fusaichi Pegasus to a 3 1/2-length maiden victory on Dec. 3 at Hollywood Park. He likes him even more now after Ravel began his sophomore campaign with a one-length victory over the highly-regarded Liquidity in last Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. Ravel, one of trainer Todd Pletcher’s many talented 3-year-olds, heads the list of contenders in this year’s first installment of the Wilson Derby Rankings. Ravel recorded a 102 Beyer in the Sham – the fastest by a 3-year-old this year. Granted, it’s early, but he was distancing himself from Liquidity in the final sixteenth. A look at the top five: 1. Ravel Pletcher assistant Michael McCarthy, an Arcadia High School graduate, said after the Sham that it’s likely Ravel will remain in Southern California and be pointed toward the Santa Anita Derby on April 7. Ravel looks like the type of colt whose style is well-suited for the Kentucky Derby. He’s got enough early speed to stay close to the frontrunners and his final time in the Sham of 1:48.91 was the second fastest in the seven runnings of the stake. Next race: Either the Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes (formerly the Santa Catalina) on March 3 or the Santa Anita Derby. center_img 2. Circular Quay The son of 1995 Derby winner Thunder Gulch finished his juvenile campaign with a pair of second-place finishes in Grade I races – the Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs. Also trained by Pletcher, Circular Quay will make his 2007 debut Saturday when he faces 13 rivals in the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds. Next race: After the Risen Star, it most likely will be the Louisiana Derby on March 10. 3. E Z Warrior Trainer Bob Baffert’s top Derby hopeful, the Exploit colt is 3-0 after a five-length score in the San Miguel Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 7. E Z Warrior will miss Sunday’s Grade II San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita because of a minor foot issue, but Baffert says the colt remains on the Triple Crown trail. Next race: Possibly the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. 4. Nobiz Like Shobiz Looked like a nice colt during his gate-to-wire victory in last Saturday’s Grade III Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Albert the Great colt, conditioned by Funny Cide trainer Barclay Tagg, proved he can rate when he won the Grade II Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct by 61/2 lengths on Nov. 25. Next race: Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream on March 3. 5. Street Sense Romped by 10 lengths in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, displaying his affection for the Churchill track, but we all know what happens to BC Juvenile winners. Next race: Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream on March 3. Others to watch: Exhale, Day Pass, Belgravia, Any Given Saturday, Great Hunter, Liquidity, Stormello, Scat Daddy, Notional. art.wilson@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2103 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Vancouver energy company submits export request

first_imgCanada Stewart Energy Group Ltd. filed its 25-year LNG export licence application Wednesday to the National Energy Board.The company is requesting permission to export B.C.’s natural gas to customers overseas where the demand for clean energy continues to grow.British Columbia has a vast supply of natural gas to provide energy to new markets.There are currently seven approved export licenses for LNG projects in B.C. and four under review, including the submission made by Canada Stewart Energy Group Ltd.- Advertisement -Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman says, “We welcome Stewart Energy to the Province. With another LNG export application submitted, we now have 11 proposals looking to export B.C.’s natural gas to markets in Asia. LNG is a generational opportunity to create jobs, strong economic partnerships and long-term prosperity.”last_img read more

Pochettino hails Alli as ‘world’s best’ youngster

first_imgAlli ended a 15-game goal drought when he scored in the 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday and has been given a glowing endorsement by his boss.Pochettino said there is no other player in the world at Alli’s age who can match his achievements, despite the rival claims of the likes of Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Marcus Rashford.“When you compare him, Dele Alli, 21 years old, with all the players in the world, not only in Europe, in the world, I think he is the best,” the Argentine said.“In his age, in his form, assists and everything. But, and I don’t understand why, there is still that feeling (to criticise him). For me, Dele Alli, for his age, is the best. That’s it.“Tell me one better than him, a 21-year-old, all that he achieves. Tell me one. A current player. Maybe you can find similar or better than him?”While Alli’s displays have come under scrutiny from fans and the media, Pochettino said his opinion is the one that matters most“I promise you, I am the most critical person with my players,” said the Spurs boss. “But it is difficult to criticise Dele.“The most important for him is us, if we criticise him. If we are not happy with him, that is what is important for him and we never criticise him.”It is not clear whether Alli will feature in Tottenham’s FA Cup tie at Swansea on Saturday.The midfielder was suffering with a tight groin after last week’s win but is fit and has been named in England’s squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.“He played a lot of games, international games,” Pochettino said. “Now, we will see for Saturday because in the end, he’s going to play for the national team, and they are not machines.”Kane has suffered lateral ligament damage in his right ankle and is expected to return to training next month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 16 – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Dele Alli as the best young player in the world as he rejigs his side to cope with the absence of the injured Harry Kane.The 21-year-old Alli has been criticised for some inconsistent performances this season for a Spurs side chasing a top-four spot in the Premier League and in FA Cup quarter-final action this weekend.last_img read more

SF’S PEARSE DOHERTY SLAMS ARSON ATTACK – ‘ORANGEISM IS PART OF OUR CULTURE’

first_imgSinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty has slammed the arson attack on the Orange Hall in Convoy overnight.Pearse Doherty TDThe Donegal South-West TD said whoever is responsible for the attack should reflect on the damage in as done to the local community.He also said Orangism is part of our culture and must be respected. “There is huge outrage in the county in relation to the arson attack on the orange hall and the church in Convoy last night, especially given the fact that this is the second such incident in the past three weeks.“Those who instigated last night’s attack should reflect on their actions and the impact it has had on the local community.“Orangeism is a part of our culture as reflected in our national flag and those who are targeting orange halls in this manner do not represent the views of the wider community, who are sickened by these actions.”SF’S PEARSE DOHERTY SLAMS ARSON ATTACK – ‘ORANGEISM IS PART OF OUR CULTURE’ was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 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) Tags:convoyOrange HallPearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more

ATHLETICS: LIFFORD 5K REPORT AND RESULTS

first_imgLETTERKENNY A.C’s Patrick Brennan smashed the Lifford 5k record to win the annual road race in the border town on Friday night.Brennan led from the off and finished in a time of 14.34. He was closely followed by clubmate, Ciaran Doherty who recorded a personal best of 14.38. Pauric McKinney who had held the course record finished third in a fine time of 15.19.Ivan Toner finished seventh (16.12) while Paul McGlinchey (16.26) and Charlie Page (16.30) finished in the top fourteen. Others to catch the eye were the ever improving Garvan McCloskey (18.34), Kevin Toner who won the men’s over 60 (18.46), Lee Gildea (19.22), Paul Cosgrove (19.24), Colly O’Donnell (19.43), Richard Raymond (19.46), Eamon Patton (19.58), Irene McFadden (21.26), and Niamh McDaid (22.08).More than 165 athletes turned out for the 10th anniversary of the event including a large contingent from Foyle Valley, Inishowen and Letterkenny.For full results click herelifford5kresults2011 ATHLETICS: LIFFORD 5K REPORT AND RESULTS was last modified: June 20th, 2011 by gregShare 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) Tags:lifford 5k resultslast_img read more

BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH THE LORETO CLASS OF 85 – IN PICTURES!

first_imgA fantastic night was had at the recent Letterkenny Loreto Convent School Reunion organised by the Class of ’85.The venue was Arena 7 and the event was held in aid of the Donegal Hospice. From the champagne reception right through to the 80’s disco by infamous DJ Mo, everyone agreed that the reunion was long overdue! A special mention must be given to Enda Nichols (not one of the class of ’85!) and his amazing staff. Nothing was a problem and the quality of service received was second to none.It proved to be the ideal venue and we really appreciated their help and support in making the night what it was.The real success of the night however was the amount that we were able to raise for the Donegal Hospice.We were extremely proud to present them with a cheque for €1,500.00. This would not have been possible without the generosity of local businesses namely, Thomas Keys & Sons, Academy Hair, BeautyLand, Tobins Garage, Ballyraine Chemist, Nearys, Mc Cullagh Jewellers, The Courtyard Shopping Centre, The Zone, A.Gibbons Tyres, Private Collections, The Wine Buff, Arena 7, Voodoo, Spar Ballyraine, The Silver Tassie, The Clanree, Atomic Hair, Hair by Veronica, Mc Callions Jewellers, Mc Faddens Chemist, Magees Chemist and Boots, and of course everyone who bought lines and made a donation on the night.Let’s hope that the next one is sooner rather than later! BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH THE LORETO CLASS OF 85 – IN PICTURES! was last modified: July 15th, 2012 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) Tags:Class of 85 Reunionloreto convent letterkennylast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Falls To Bradley In MVC Tournament Quarterfinals

first_img“These guys have given so much here this year, and there’s nothing that I’m going to say to them or anyone that’s going to make us or them feel better,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “Obviously, we’re crushed. But I think when the sun comes up and time goes by, these guys will be really proud about what they accomplished this year.” Box Score (HTML) Live Stats ESPN Des Moines 1350 CBS Sports Network Preview Neither team led by more than a possession for the remainder of the contest. However, Drake encountered another untimely offensive lull, scoring just two points in the final 5:51 as Bradley closed the game with seven straight points and Thomas’ game-winning lay in.   Next Game: “We just left a few things on the table execution-wise, and clearly we struggled to keep them off the glass in the second half,” Medved said. Full Schedule Roster Abilene Christian 3/12/2018 – 1 p.m. Drake’s Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) scored 18 points in his final MVC Tournament game while Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) nearly had a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds. Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) added nine points as Drake’s seniors scored a combined 47 points in the loss. Story Linkscenter_img Drake (16-16, 10-8 MVC) shot 39.6 percent in the loss and 29.2 percent in the second half to prevent the Bulldogs from pulling away from the Braves after erasing a six-point second half deficit. Thomas’ efforts helped Bradley hold an 11-rebound advantage over the Bulldogs with 14 offensive boards. Box Score (PDF) The Braves opened the second half on a 14-3 run in the first five minutes to take a 41-38 lead that was quickly extended to as many as six points. A Woodward three-pointer with 10:15 left pulled Drake within one and a three-point play from Timmer 40 seconds later tied the contest at 50-50. Bradley’s (20-12, 9-9 MVC) Darrell Brown led all scorers with 24 points in the win, 17 of them in the second half to propel the Braves into Saturday’s semifinal against No. 1 seed Loyola. Donte Thomas added a double-double with 13 points, including the game-winner with 1.8 seconds left, and 14 rebounds. “They made a couple of  shots early, and we didn’t,” Medved said. “That was obviously a key stretch in the game. Those first three or four minutes in the second half were key.” A slow start to the second half was too much for the Drake University men’s basketball team to overcome in the final minutes of a 63-61 loss to Bradley in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Friday afternoon at the Scottrade Center. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead as Timmer and De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) scored 10 of the team’s first 15 points to give Drake an early 15-7 lead off three three-pointers. However, the Bulldogs’ offense went cold, making just one of its next eight shots to allow Bradley to rattle off an 8-0 run and an 18-17 lead. The Bulldogs answered by outscoring Bradley 14-4 and scoring on seven of their last eight possessions. Freshman Noah Thomas (Sydney, Australia) keyed that charge by connecting on a pair of three-pointers to help push Drake to a 35-27 halftime lead. The Bulldogs connected on 6-of-13 attempts from the arc in the first half. The team finished the game with nine three-pointers. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more