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Nat’l team vet Norwood can’t wait to see Gilas’ future in action

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense And after just a short practice, Norwood was elated with how members of the “23-for-23” list fared.“The biggest thing for me was when we actually put in the offense, it seems like everybody picked it up pretty quick,” he observed.“I don’t know how much the cadets and the younger guys did with the youth groups, in terms of the offense we were running last tournament, but everybody seemed to come out and picked it up quick, and guys weren’t afraid to ask questions and learn. So I mean, if you’re willing to learn at this point, you’re in good shape.”That makes Norwood all the more excited to see the new guys strut their stuff when they get their turn to represent the country in the 2023 Fiba World Cup here.“I’ll be cheering them from the stands, cheering my head off. But I’m really excited for the group. Who knows who’s gonna be in, playing here in Manila, so it should be an exciting time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 MVP: Present and future Gilas players in one court ‘a sight to behold’ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netComing in a tad late at the resumption of Gilas Pilipinas’ weekly evening practices at Meralco Gym on Monday, Gabe Norwood admitted he was quite startled with the influx of young talent which attended the session.“It was wild waking in. I didn’t know the young guys were gonna be in, so I walked in late, I looked over and there was about 30 people in here,” Norwood said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Norwood’s seniority was further highlighted as he found himself the oldest player on the floor at 32.The Rain or Shine defender, however, doesn’t mind being the eldest on the team as he loves seeing the Gilas family expand to the younger batch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s good to see, and at the same time, it’s awesome to know that I’ve been a part of the program for so long and to really see it grow and see where it’s going, it’s pretty awesome,” he said.National team coach Chot Reyes mixed the young guns with the veterans in one big practice session, running some of the Philippine team’s set plays that gave the seniors a first-hand look of the future. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I’m very glad to score but what was important was our effort to win and what we did as a team is what counts,” Coutinho said. “We had some great moments and positive moments. Now we need to think about the next match.”Brazil has won 17 of its 22 matches since Tite took over as coach in 2016. But they couldn’t get another one in front of a very Brazil-friendly crowd at the Rostov Arena.Besides Brazil and Germany, Argentina was held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland on Saturday, and Spain and Portugal played to a 3-3 draw on Friday.Tite said he wouldn’t make excuses for the disappointing scoreline.“What happened with Miranda was clear, but it doesn’t explain the result,” Tite said. “There was a lot of pressure and anxiety on the players and that translated into the finishes that were not precise. We had 20 finishes but we should have make the goalkeeper work harder.“But of course I’m not happy with the result and of course I wanted to win tonight.”The Brazilians remain haunted by their 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals that was followed by a 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the third-place playoff.GROUP DYNAMICSBrazil will next face Costa Rica on Friday in St. Petersburg, while Switzerland faces Serbia in Kaliningrad on the same day. Serbia leads Group E after its 1-0 victory over Costa Rica.THEY SAID IT Mexico shakes with excitement over Germany World Cup win 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Philippe Coutinho, who was making his World Cup debut, gave Brazil the lead in the 20th minute with a volley that bounced in off the right post. Steven Zuber then headed in the equalizer in the 50th. Mexican referee Cesar Ramos dismissed complaints that Zuber had shoved defender Miranda before getting to the corner from Xherdan Shaqiri.“I was pushed out of the way. There is video of what happened and the referee could have seen it. But it didn’t happen,” Miranda said. “We got a draw but this is only the beginning for us. We knew this game wasn’t going to be easy.”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 crownRamos also ignored a penalty claim late in the second half when Gabriel Jesus was wrestled to the ground by Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji.Swiss players ended up with three yellow cards, and 10 of the 14 fouls they committed were on Brazil forward Neymar. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho, left, and Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka jump for the ball during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia.The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic described the incident against Miranda as an “ordinary challenge.” He also dismissed charges that Neymar had been treated harshly.“Of course, neutralizing Neymar was a key ingredient of our game,” he added.Switzerland dominated the midfield for long spells against a Brazil team that had been keen to start with a win after its disastrous exit as host in 2014.“I am proud of their determination,” Petkovic said of his team. “The first 40 minutes were tough for us, and at halftime I told the players to stay cool and press forward. They did, and it worked.”Coutinho had another chance to put Brazil in the lead but he sent the ball wide in the 67th minute.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Petkovic said it was time the world took notice of his team, which is sixth in the FIFA rankings and won nine of its 10 qualifying matches to reach its fourth straight World Cup.“I’m not surprised with the result,” the Bosnian said. “Sometimes there is a lack of recognition (in Switzerland’s ability) and I think that’s a pity because this team really believes in itself and can achieve results.“Against a difficult and strong opponent you need to be realistic and sometimes you play passes without thinking too much but I think the team has shown great determination and true spirit.”Tite said he was happy with his team’s play until Switzerland scored.“The goal, the aggressiveness, the creative plays, it was characteristic of our team,” Tite said. “And then the opposition grew stronger and we were not advancing enough. We were not blocking enough.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Walton still not ready to go

first_img Jackson expressed satisfaction with Kobe Bryant’s balancing act this season, as Bryant has alternately dominated games and relied on his teammates. He did both in the fourth quarter Monday, scoring 11 points but also giving up the ball to Smush Parker for a key 3-pointer. “We really think that if we distribute the ball at the right time in the game when the focus comes on him, there’s some easy shots that people have,” Jackson said. “If he trusts his teammates in those situations, we’re really a difficult team to stop.” ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 But Walton was unable to practice Tuesday and his availability is questionable with the Lakers playing back-to-back games against the Pistons and Toronto Raptors. They will finish the trip Sunday at Cleveland. “He’s getting frustrated with the situation,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “It’s longer than he ever thought it would be. It’s just difficult for him to sustain it when you’re on the road like this and you’re trying to find a way to get out there and nothing seems to work right.” ATLANTA – At the outset of their eight-game road trip a week ago, the Lakers never would have guessed that forward Luke Walton could still be hampered with a sprained right ankle by the time they return home. Walton suffered the injury Jan. 26 and has missed six games as a result. He hoped to return Monday against the Hawks, then talked about using a two-day break between games to get ready to play Thursday at Detroit. center_img 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

Creamer shares lead in Hawaii

first_img Thailand’s Chawalit Plaphol shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead in the rain-disrupted Indonesian Open in Jakarta. Finland’s Mikko Ilonen opened with a 66 on the Damai Indah Golf and Country Club course, and India’s Shiv Kapur and Denmark’s Mads Vibe-Hastrup had 67s. South Korea’s Park Jun-won also was 4 under with six holes to play. Englishman Simon Dyson opened his title defense with a 70. Jacob’s Creek Open Australia’s David Lutterus eagled his last hole – the par-5 ninth – for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Jacob’s Creek Open at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide, Australia. Paula Creamer shot a 5-under 67 for a share of the first-round lead with rookie Paige Mackenzie and veteran Sherri Steinhauer in the LPGA Tour’s season-opening SBS Open in Kahuku, Hawaii. The 20-year-old Creamer is seeking her first win since 2005 when she won twice, finished second on the money list and earned rookie of the year honors. Last year, she had 14 top-10 finishes, including a second-place tie in the Tournament of Champions. Julieta Granada, the winner of the season-ending ADT Championship, was a stroke back at 68 along with Natalie Gulbis, Sung Ah Yim and Wendy Ward. The group at 69 included Morgan Pressel, Juli Inkster, Yu Ping Lin, Janice Moodie, Irene Cho, Alena Sharp, Hee-Won Han and Stacy Prammanasudh. Indonesian Open center_img Australia’s Brett Rumford and Americans Brad Ott and Chris Nallen opened with 66s in the event sanctioned by the Nationwide and Australasian tours. 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

Hospital focuses on hearts

first_imgCOVINA – Heart attack victims in the East San Gabriel Valley are getting faster treatment that saves more heart muscle, thanks to a change in where ambulances take them. The county’s Emergency Medical Services agency recently designated Citrus Valley Medical Center’s Covina hospital as a heart attack receiving center. Patients who before would have gone to any nearby emergency room will now be brought directly to Covina’s Inter-Community Campus hospital, where they receive treatment beyond the abilities of most emergency rooms. “When an artery blocks, you have 90 minutes to restore blood flow, or the heart muscle begins to die,” explained Joe Powers, the executive director of the Citrus Valley Heart Center. “One of the challenges has been how to get that artery opened in 90 minutes or less.” To get patients to ICC’s cardiac lab as fast as possible, the hospital applied to become a STEMI receiving center. STEMI stands for a ST-elevated myocardial infarction, referring to the undesirable raised blips on a heart-beat chart indicating a blockage – simply put, a serious heart attack. The county approved the hospital as a STEMI center March 1. Patients with a complete blockage in an artery, instead of a partial blockage or even simply indigestion, are taken to one of the county’s 23 newly approved heart attack receiving centers. The time-saving designation sped Glendora resident Agnes Orosz to the “cath lab” when she had a heart attack March 12. Orosz, 64, an avid cycler, had just ridden her bicycle to a dentist appointment when her heart attack struck. “I had a sharp pain, like very severe indigestion under the breastbone, and it just kept getting worse,” she said. The dentist called 9-1-1, and an ambulance whisked her past emergency rooms to Inter-Community. Orosz’s husband, Ed, remembered what happened next. “They actually bypassed the emergency room with Agnes and took her straight to the cath lab,” he said. “I think it was due to the speed that they got her to the cath lab that there wasn’t any more damage.” So is the program working? “It’s a little early to draw conclusions about the program,” said Bill Koenig, the medical director of the county’s EMS agency. But measurements of how long it takes to get patients from the ambulance to the hospital door and then to the cath lab “show it’s doing very well.” alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want 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

REVEALED: LAGHEY BURGLARS STOLE RIFLE

first_imgBallyshannon Gardai are today hunting brass-necked burglars after they raided two homes in the same area – making off with a gun.The houses were raided in the Carraig west area of Laghey shortly after 1PM on Saturday afternoon.Forced entry was used to gain entry to the houses. A substantial quantity of jewellery and cash was taken during one of the raids while an air rifle and a small amount of cash was stolen during a separate burglary. Gardai are appealing to anyone with information or who noticed anything suspicious in the Laghey area on Saturday afternoon to contact them at Ballyshannon Garda Station.Sources say detectives are particularly concerned that such a persistent gang of thieves are now armed.REVEALED: LAGHEY BURGLARS STOLE RIFLE was last modified: July 4th, 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:air rifle stolenBallyshannonburglarscashjewelleryLagheylast_img read more

MAN PUNCHED PRIEST DURING MASS, COURT TOLD

first_imgA man punched a priest during Mass after the cleric refused to accept a donation from him, a court heard today.Seamus Doherty, 66, arrived at St Colmcille’s in Glendowan, Churchill before 8pm Mass was due to start on January 15th, 2011.He went into the sacristy of the church and offered Fr Michael McKeever a donation of cash. The priest refused and went on to start Mass, the court heard.However when he started Mass, Doherty, of The Rock, Churchill, began to interrupt the ceremony.He began shouting and roaring abuse and standing in the middle aisle of the church.Fr McKeever asked Doherty to stop but he refused.At one stage he pulled a bottle of alcohol from his pocket.The priest asked Doherty to go to the back of the church but the accused began swearing at Fr McKeever and said he was not leaving.He then began to shout allegations that the clergy were responsible for the suicide of a young local man whose family was present at the Mass, the court was told.Fr McKeever, assisted by members of the congregation, eventually went down to Doherty and asked him to leave.However the accused became more aggressive and eventually punched the priest in the forehead before leaving.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian told Letterkenny District Court his client had a problem with alcohol and also had mental health problems.“His behaviour is completely irrational because he has no issue with the clergy or the Gardai.“He has a long history but he says that by hitting a priest he has now hit rock bottom,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly said Doherty was obviously a serious risk to himself and to the community when he “loses the run of himself.”“I can think of little worse than a family hearing things like this in a church.“I have heard this man has problems. It may well be better that he is taken off the streets to address these,” he said.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until March 15th for a probation report.At hearing.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comMAN PUNCHED PRIEST DURING MASS, COURT TOLD was last modified: January 19th, 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:Churchillcourt caselast_img read more

Rowing to Hold Informational Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28 For Prospective New Members

first_imgThe Drake University rowing program will host an informational meeting for prospective new members on Wednesday Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. in Olmsted 313. Below are frequently asked questions about the Drake rowing program. Please contact Assistant Coach Shawn Turner at shawn.turner@drake.edu if you have additional questions. Drake Rowing Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: How do I find out more?A: Come to the Rowing Information Meeting on Wednesday, 8/28 at 7:00 pm in Olmsted 313. Q: How often do we practice?A: We practice five times a week and attend 2-3 regattas in the fall. Q: How much does it cost?A: Being a member of the team does not cost anything. We will provide everything you need from uniforms to travel and food. The only cost required is registering with the NCAA. Q: Is rowing a good way to get in shape?A: Yes, rowing is one the most complete full body exercises. It is low impact and a great way to get fitter and stronger. Q: Where do we race?A: Last year we traveled to Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois and Nebraska. This includes trips to warm weather over winter and spring break and weekend regattas in the Midwest. Q: Do I need to be able to swim?A: Yes, rowing is a water sport and as such you need to be able to swim. We will conduct a swim test early in September. Q: What are you looking for in potential team members?A: We are looking for committed student-athletes who want to have fun while working to improve every day. Having previous athletic experience is a plus but not a requirement.center_img Q: Is rowing a varsity sport?A: Yes, rowing at Drake is a Division I varsity sport. Drake University Rowing competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) for rowing. Q: I am concerned with juggling athletics and academics, is it possible to earn good grades while being a member of the team?A: Yes, academics come first.  Our team GPA last year was over a 3.4 with 7 of the walk-ons earning 4.0 GPA’s in the fall. Q: Where are practices held?A: We practice either on campus in the Knapp Center or at the Bright-Beckwith Boathouse on the Des Moines River. The Bright Beckwith boathouse recently opened and is our off-campus home. Q: I am very small, is there a place on the team for me?A: Absolutely, the team needs both rowers and coxswains. Coxswains tend to be smaller and both steer the boat and give commands to the rowers. Q: I’ve never rowed before can I still be on the team?A: Yes, our coaching staff will teach you everything you need to know. About half of the current team learned to row at Drake! Q: Is rowing fun?A: Rowing is a ton of fun and getting to make memories and friendships is one of the best parts of Drake University Rowing. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DONEGAL ARTIST BOOKS HER PLACE IN WINNER’S ENCLOSURE!

first_imgLegendary jockey Ruby Walsh with Donegal artists Marina Hamilton and one of her famous blue horse sculptures in the background.One of the richest men in horse racing will be hoping to get his hands on a piece of sculpture by a Donegal artist today. Richie Ricci’s champion horse Annie Power is the hot favourite in the big race at the Punchestown Festival.If she wins the €100,000 Mares Champion Hurdle, Richie will take home a big cheque and a horse sculpture by St Johnston artist Marina Hamilton. “It’s a great honour to have your work showcased at such a major event. It will be extra special if Annie Powers wins as she is an exceptional horse,” said Marina.The horse is trained by champion trainer Willie Mullins and will be ridden by top jockey Ruby Walsh who visited Marina’s stand at the festival this week.Ruby has already won five of Marina’s blue horse sculptures which were presented at the annual racing awards for ten years.“The sculpture for today’s race is of a horse lying down in a contemporary black and white glaze. The horse is quite elegant and stylised which reflects the fact that’s this is a mares race. The race is due off at 3.50pm and is live on RTE TV.Annie Power is the odds on favourite and if she wins it will be her 12th win in 13 races and it will bring her earnings to almost half a million euro. DONEGAL ARTIST BOOKS HER PLACE IN WINNER’S ENCLOSURE! was last modified: May 2nd, 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) Tags:donegalMarina HamiltonPunchestownRuby WalshSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Two barren draws on Tuesday as SUPL Match-Day 9 is rounded up

first_imgURA FC have now drawn 0-0 in all their last 5 league gamesStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTuesday, 04-12-2018                                           -URA FC 0-0 Tooro United-Ndejje University 0-0 Kirinya JSSURA FC were held to a fifth consecutive goalless draw in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday afternoon.Having fired blanks in games against SC Villa, Nyamityobora, Bul and Police before Tuesday’s encounter with Tooro United at Namboole, the Tax Collectors were hoping to go at least one better but it would not be the case.In a dull encounter, both sides started slowly with less chances created in the first half although the visitors should have led when Simon Sserunkuma beat his marker but there was no one to connect.After the break, URA head coach-Sam Ssimbwa introduced Vitalis Tabu and Mathew Tayo for the ineffective Shafik Kagimu and Robert Mukongotya respectively.URA started to dominate proceedings with Moses Seruyidde, Tabu and Joachim Ojera creating havoc for the Tooro United defence with the visitors resorting to counter attacking football.At the other end, Sserunkuma beat his marker but his cross into the area was met by Allan Kayiwa but his low shot was casually dealt with by James Alitho in the Tax Collectors’ goal.Kayiwa also volleyed over the bar from another Sserunkuma cross down the right.Wasswa Bbosa withdrew the former SC Villa winger for Davis Ssali before the introduction of Baker Buyala also came on as the search for at least a goal intensified.There was a penalty appeal waved away when Ojera seemed to have been fouled in the area but play continued.Tooro United remains 12th on the log with 7 points while URA leapfrogs Express FC to move to 8th with 13 points.At Bombo, on a water logged surface, Ndejje University and Kirinya JSS also shared spoils in a 0-0 draw.The Ndejje University IX that started in the 0-0 draw at home to Kirinya on TuesdayIn the first half, both sides missed opportunities to take the lead with Sam Matovu and Noel Nasasira the guilty pair for the home side while Faizal Muwawu, Fred Amaku and league top scorer-Joel Madondo could not hit the back of the net from promising positions for Kirinya.There was drama during halftime as Ndejje’s head coach-Reymond Komakech attacked a section of home fans who had hurled insults towards him and his technical bench during the first 45 minutes.Two police officers and a volleyball coach Johnson Kawenyera rushed in to salvage the situation as they refrained a visibly angry Komackech from the wrath of the fans who are demanding consistent positive results.Despite several changes by either side, none could find the all elusive breakthrough and settled for a 0-0 draw in the end.The draw was the first for Ndejje in the leagus this season and it elevates them into 11th on the table with 8 points from 9 games.For Kirinya, they remain 10th on the log with 12 points.The StarTimes Uganda Premier League resumes on Thursday afternoon with SC Villa hosting Maroons FC at Namboole.Comments Tags: kirinya jssndejje universityStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeagueTooro unitedURA FClast_img read more