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Rooney Pleads Guilty For Drink-Driving, Banned From Driving For 2-Years

Former England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink driving.

The Everton forward was stopped by police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1, while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday.

Stockport Magistrates’ Court in the northwest of England heard Rooney was almost three times over the legal drink-drive limit. A breathalyser test showed his alcohol level was 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.

The drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath. Rooney apologised for his “unforgivable lack of judgement” after his guilty plea.

“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong,” he said in a statement. “I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career. “Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”

Rooney’s legal team asked the judge to consider not imposing a community order because of his ongoing charitable work. However, the judge said he was “not convinced” that imposing a large fine “would have the same effect”. Earlier, Rooney, 31, made no comment as he was confronted by a media scrum outside the court.

Wearing a blue suit with his hands in his pockets, he walked into the court building accompanied by a small entourage.

 

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Serena Williams Shares First Photo And Name Of Her Baby Girl

Serena Williams

Serena Williams and her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, have revealed the first photos and the name of their newborn baby daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.

The 35-year old tennis legend posted a photo of Alexis Jr. on her official instagram account and shared a link to a Youtube video uploaded by her fiance, which gives even more details into the birth of their baby girl. According to the video, Serena says there were “a lot of complications” at the hospital that required them to stay there for 6 or 7 days.

“So we’re leaving the hospital after six, seven days,” Serena says in a clip debuting her daughter.

“It’s been a long time, but we had a lot of complications, but look who we got — we got a baby girl!”

Serena says their baby girl weighed 6 lbs 14 ounces when she was born on September 1st at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. And she has already credited Alexis Jr. with winning a Grand Slam title, since Serena was pregnant when she won the Australian Open back in January.

 

During a late-night talk show appearance last month, Alexis Ohanion said,

“[Serena] won the Australian Open while pregnant. And she remarked that she feels like it has to be a girl because everything that that baby went through and handled like a champ, only a woman could be strong enough to take on.”

You can check out the video, as well as the Instagram posts below.

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MAINE HIGH SCHOOL IS APPARENTLY FIRST IN U.S. TO GET SPORTS HIJABS

Maine High School Is Apparently First In U.S. to get Sports Hijabs

Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off.

Deering High School in Portland, Maine, is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable – and boosting their participation in sports. The lightweight scarves stay put and are less bulky than other hijabs, “We’re more confident on the field,” said junior lacrosse player Fadumo Adan. “This one doesn’t fall off. No matter what I do, it won’t fall off.”

Tennis co-captains Liva Pierce and Anaise Manikunda raised more than $800 online to buy the sporty hijabs for their Muslim teammates after the school’s athletic director learned of the product. They solicited private donations to avoid criticism for using taxpayer funds on religious apparel, and ended up with enough to outfit all teams, including lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, softball, field hockey and track.

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Conor McGregor Releases Statement On Floyd Mayweather Fight

Conor McGregor

ive nights ago, Floyd Mayweather recorded the 50th victory of his professional boxing career with a 10th round TKO of UFC champion Conor McGregor. While the 29-year old Irishman was able to win some rounds early on, fatigue caught up with him as the fight went on and he was ultimately defenseless against Money Mayweather’s fists of fury.

After the ref called for the bell, both fighters praised one another in the center of the ring during their post-fight interviews, but since then, we haven’t heard much out of the two men who spent so much time taking verbal jabs at one another in the build up to the much anticipated fight.

That is until last night, when Conor McGregor took to instagram to release a lengthy statement about the Mayweather fight, wherein he thanks all of the fans and congratulated Floyd on a historic career. McGregor also addressed the fatigue that caught up with him during the fight and prevented him from going the distance.

Check out the full statement below, via @TheNotoriousMMA,

“Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days.

 

Thank you to all the fans for the support of the fight and the event! Without your support we as fighters are nothing so I thank you all!

Thank you to my team of coaches and training partners!

I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night.

Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way. If I began with a loaded 12 rounds under much stress I would have only hit a brick wall and lost progress as a result and potentially not made the fight. A little more time and we could have made the 12 cleanly, while under more stress, and made it thru the later rounds in the actual fight. I feel every decision we made at each given time was the correct decision, and I am proud of everyone of my team for what we done in the short time that we done it.

30 minutes was the longest I have fought in a ring or cage or anywhere. Surpassing my previous time of 25 minutes. I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward.

Another day another lesson!

Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match. Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down. I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer. But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure.

Here is a toast of whiskey to everyone involved in this event and everyone who enjoyed it!

Thank you to you all! Onto the next one!”

Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days. Thank you to all the fans for the support of the fight and the event! Without your support we as fighters are nothing so I thank you all! Thank you to my team of coaches and training partners! I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night. Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way. If I began with a loaded 12 rounds under much stress I would have only hit a brick wall and lost progress as a result and potentially not made the fight. A little more time and we could have made the 12 cleanly, while under more stress, and made it thru the later rounds in the actual fight. I feel every decision we made at each given time was the correct decision, and I am proud of everyone of my team for what we done in the short time that we done it. 30 minutes was the longest I have fought in a ring or cage or anywhere. Surpassing my previous time of 25 minutes. I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward. Another day another lesson! Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match. Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down. I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer. But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure. Here is a toast of whiskey to everyone involved in this event and everyone who enjoyed it! Thank you to you all! Onto the next one!

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‘If I Buy Arsenal, The First Thing I Will Do Is To Fire Wenger’ – Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Africa’s richest manAliko Dangote, has revealed that the first thing he would do if he buys Arsenal club is to fire the club manager, Arsene Wenger.

The 60-year-old Business Tycoon said he will consider making an offer to buy the club once the $11 billion oil refinery he is constructing in Lagos is completed.

Read What He Said;

“The first thing I would change is the coach. He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.”

Wenger who renewed his two-year contract with Arsenal in May this year, is one of Europe’s longest-serving manager. He was first appointed in 1996 and has won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup trophies.

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Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn Nude Photos Leaked.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods and his former girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, are among the victims of the latest celebrity hack and multiple nude photos of both of them have surfaced online. Woods and Vonn split up in May of 2015 after nearly three years of dating but it appears Vonn’s phone was hacked at some point and the pictures were recently posted.

According to TMZ, Woods has already lawyered up with Marty Singer who is threatening to sue the website if it doesn’t remove the Woods photos immediately. Other victims of the hack include Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell.

iger was arrested for DUI a few months back after what he described as “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” A recent report revealed that he had five different drugs in his system at the time of his arrest including Hydrocodone (painkiller, or vicodin), Hydromorphone (powerful painkiller known as dilaudid), Alprazolam (xanax), Zolpidem (sleeping pill also known as ambien) and THC.

He entered a plea of not guilty at his hearing earlier this month and is expected to enter a diversion program on October 25th in order to have his charges dropped and keep him out of jail.

The AP reports,

“Under the plea deal, prosecutors will drop the DUI charge from his arrest in May when he was found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz, apparently under the influence of a prescription painkiller and an anti-insomnia drug. No alcohol was found in his system.”

Tiger has not played golf competitively since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic after the opening round back in February.

Lindsey Vonn, on the other hand, is still dating Kenan Smith, a former NFL assistant coach for the Los Angeles Rams, who she has been dating since November of 2016.

The four-time overall ski world champion was recently linked to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, though she explained in a video for Uninterrupted that everything has been blown out of proportion.

In the Uninterrupted video Lindsey says,

“We’re just talking about how everyone’s kind of blowing this Instagram comment thing out of proportion with me and Aaron (Rodgers). We’re friends — newsflash, I have friends, just like everyone has friends — and I commented on his Instagram. I was giving him a hard time because he is short comparatively to Zaza.”

“But, I have a boyfriend, and I’m not dating Aaron. His name’s Kenan Smith. Yeah, there’s no story. But I left a secret message for all of you are really interested in what I comment on Aaron’s posts.”

Tiger Woods & his lawyers have come out swinging against hackers who have posted a nude selfie online.

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Will President Trump attend Mayweather-McGregor fight? He’s been invited

LAS VEGAS — President Trump has been invited to attend the boxing clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, Mayweather’s business advisor, Leonard Ellerbe, said on Thursday.

“I haven’t personally invited the president, but I am told an invitation is out there,” Ellerbe said in a media session at Mayweather’s workout day. “Whether he comes or not, we are going to have a great event.”

McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) and Mayweather (49-0 boxing) face off on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in a pay-per-view event expected to be the most lucrative prize fight of all time

Before his political aspirations gathered full steam, Trump and his wife Melania were present at Mayweather’s decision victory over Manny Pacquiao in April 2015.

Trump is close friends with event co-promoter and UFC President Dana White, having hosted UFC events at his Atlantic City property in the organization’s early days. White spoke out strongly in favor of Trump during the presidential campaign, even taking the stage at the Republican National Convention last year.

“Every A-lister wants to be involved in this fight,”Ellerbe said. “There is tremendous interest from all kinds of people.”

Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are among those expected to be in attendance.

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Shock as bodybuilding champ breaks neck and dies after trying to execute a back-flip

Shock as bodybuilding champ breaks neck and dies after trying to execute a back-flip
Bodybuilding champ dies in horrific accident

SUMMARY

  • Sifiso Lungelo Thabete broke his neck while attempting a back-flip as he entered the stage, leaving the audience shocked
  • He was identified as one a potential superstar- being a former IFFB Junior World champion.

There was a mixture of panic and shock during a body-building competition after one contestant broke his neck and died after landing on his head while attempting to execute a backflip.As a gimmick to please his fans, he tried to successfully do a back-flip which went horribly wrong.

Sifiso Lungelo Thabete was a former IFFB Junior Champion and is said to have made quite an impression on judges with his maturity and muscles.

Entering the arena, Sifiso broke his neck and stayed motionless on the ground before officials scrambled to assist him.

He hailed from South Africa, Umlazi, located in Kwazulu Natal.

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho accepts defeat in signing world class winger

Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho accepts defeat in signing world class winger
Man United Manager Jose Mourinho [Photo: Courtesy]

SUMMARYManchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club will not be able to sign a winger, unless something changes and brings them back into business

Manchester United failed to sign Ivan Perisic and Gareth Bale from Inter Milan and Real Madrid respectively

Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that Manchester United will not be signing another player this summer.

This comes after attempts to sign Eric Dier from Tottenham Hotspurs, Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan and Gareth Bale from Real Madrid were stalled then rejected by the clubs.

Mourinho was desperate to sign a left winger who would allow him to play the 3-5-2 system but has said that he feels confident of the team he has right now.

“I don’t think we are unless something happened that puts us in the market again. I told Mr Woodward that obviously my plans were four, but I also told be cool, no pressure from me, do what you think is the best for the club.

We will be together again for another transfer window in January and another one in the next summer, so there is no pressure from me at all and I am happy with the squad we have.

I am ready to go without the fourth player, so if we are out of the market I am fine. I’m ready,” said a confident Mourinho.

United have already acquired the services of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof whom they signed from Everton and Benfica respectively, with Nemanja Matic being the latest addition to the squad from Chelsea.Mourinho has already won 3 trophies with Man United and reclaimed a spot in the Champions League, a successful season according to pundits.

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Robert Marawa’s contract terminated without him being notified directly

The announcement of Robert Marawa’s contract termination with South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) went public without him being notified directly.

The announcement that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) had terminated their contract with Robert Marawa went public without him being notified directly.

On Wednesday, the SABC went public with the news that the sports presenter’s contract had been terminated.

According to TshisaLIVE,  the media statement was released with Robert knowing nothing about the matter. He was alerted to the situation by colleagues who had received an internal notice.

Kaizer Kganyango told TshisaLIVE they went public with the announcement after receiving word from Robert’ s lawyers .

“We have been in discussions with Robert for several weeks and he has been communicating with us through his lawyer. Once a decision had been made to part ways we notified the lawyer. We tried to contact Robert directly but were unsuccessful. So, once his lawyer acknowledged receipt of the mail, we announced the decision. As far as we are concerned, we did the right thing,” Kaizer said.

The decision to terminate Robert’s contract was apparently made in a meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Kaizer also revealed.

Speaking of the reason for the termination, Kaizer let know it was due to Robert’s refusal to come to work.

“He did not honour his contract and refused to come to work. We spoke to him after he announced on social media that he would not return until the matter between his producer and the SABC was resolved. We reached out to him several times but he told us directly that he would not come back until we resolved the issue.We never had a problem with Robert, only with his producer. He got involved. It was only when he refused to come to work, which is grounds for dismissal at the SABC, that it became a matter between us and Robert,” Kaizer said.

As to what Robert’s next move will be only time will tell but one thing for sure is he will be back on the radio as he has let fans know on social media.

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