Police chief arrested in connection with mass murder of family

first_imgAccording to reports, a municipal police chief in Mexico has been arrested for allegedly being involved in the mass murder of a family near the U.S.-Mexican border.Mexican authorities have arrested Fidel Alejandro Villegas, and authorities believe the murders were due to conflict between local drug cartels battling for control of the area.3 women, and 6 children were killed in Sonora state on November 4th.The arrest comes a month after President Donald Trump said he wanted to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.last_img

ITF announces plans to resume play on four tours

first_imgLONDON: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced initial plans to resume play on four of its tours — ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, the ITF Seniors Tour, the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the ITF Beach Tennis World Tour. No provisional dates have been announced for the Seniors Tour or the Wheelchair Tennis Tour but the committees for each has decided there will be no resumption of play until at least August 31 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Tennis Tour Juniors and the Beach Tennis World Tour are expected to start in the week commencing August 31. Men’s and women’s events on the ITF World Tennis Tour are scheduled to resume in the week commencing August 17. “This year has been a challenging one for all of us in the tennis world, and while we are all eager to resume the tours as soon as possible in order to restore playing and earning opportunities for players across the world, we must ensure that we take the appropriate steps to make events as safe as possible when they restart,” said ITF President David Haggerty. “We remain in constant communication with our member national associations and will continue to support event hosts as the tour resumption dates draw nearer,” he added. IANS Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Exclusive chat with Kenny Basumatary, Actor & Director with Oineetom Ojahlast_img read more

‘Proud’ Rahmat scores Afghanistan’s first Test ton

first_imgBATSMAN Rahmat Shah, on Thursday, became the first Afghanistan cricketer to score a Test century, helping the newcomers start strongly against Bangladesh on the opening day of the one-off Test match.Rahmat made 102 and put on a crucial 120-run fourth-wicket stand with Asghar Afghan, not out on 88, to counter the Bangladesh spin attack at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.Afghanistan were 271-5 at stumps with Afghan and Afsar Zazai, on 35, putting together a 74-run partnership in the final session of play.But it was Rahmat and Afghan who ensured that Afghanistan fought their way back in to the contest after being in trouble at 77 for three at lunch.“It is a proud moment for me. I am the first person who has the first half-century (in a Test) for the country and now the century,” Rahmat told reporters after the opening day’s play.“I had the dream to become the first centurion for Afghanistan. So naturally I was very upset when I got out scoring 98 against Ireland. Today I got the chance and scored the century.”Taijul Islam and Nayeem Hasan took two wickets each to hurt Afghanistan after the tourists elected to bat first in just their third five-day game.The war-torn nation had a bruising introduction to Test cricket after India outplayed them inside two days in 2018.Afghanistan registered their first Test victory against Ireland early this year with Shah scoring two fifties in the game including a 98 in the first innings.Rahmat extended his prolific run of form as he reached his hundred with a boundary off Hasan, raising his bat to a standing ovation from the crowd and the dressing room.His celebration though was short-lived as Hasan got the batsman, who hit 10 fours and two sixes in his 187-ball knock, out on the next ball.Hasan struck again with his off-spin three balls later in the same over, rattling the stumps of Mohammad Nabi for nought as Afghanistan slipped to 197-5.Afghan, who survived a reprieve on 42 by the third umpire after being given leg-before out off Mehidy Hasan, has struck three fours and two sixes so far in his second Test fifty.In the first session Taijul bowled opener Ihsanullah Janat for nine with his left-arm spin and became the fastest Bangladeshi bowler to reach 100 Test wickets.Taijul, who finished the day with 2-73, also became the third Bangladeshi bowler after his captain Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Rafique to achieve such a feat in the longer format in his 25th match.Off-spinner Mahmudullah chipped in when he forced Hashmatullah Shahidi to give a catch to Soumya Sarkar at slip for 14 in his first over.Bangladesh fielded an all-spin attack without picking a single pace bowler while Afghanistan handed a Test debut to Ibrahim, Qais Ahmed and Zahir Khan.Afghanistan skipper Rashid became the youngest-ever Test captain at the age of 20 years 350 days, breaking the record held by Zimbabwe’s Tatenda Taibu, who made his debut as Test captain just eight days older than Rashid in 2004. (AFP)AFGHANISTAN 1st InningsIbrahim Zadran c Mahmudullah b Taijul Islam 21Ihsanullah b Taijul Islam 9Rahmat Shah c Soumya Sarkar b Nayeem Hasan 102Hashmatullah Shahidi c Soumya Sarkar b Mahmudullah 14Asghar Afghan not out 88Mohammad Nabi b Nayeem Hasan 0Afsar Zazai † not out 35Extras: 2 (lb 1, nb 1)Total 271/5 (96 Overs, RR: 2.82)Bowling:: Taijul Islam 31-4-73-2, Shakib Al Hasan 17-1-50-0,Mehidy Hasan Miraz 22-4-59-0, Nayeem Hasan 13-0-43-2, Mahmudullah 4-0-9-1, Soumya Sarkar 4-0-26-0, Mominul Haque 4-0-9-0, Mosaddek Hossain 1-0-1-0last_img read more

Football: No. 9 Wisconsin projected as heavy favorite against struggling Georgia State

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin football team is expected to discard Georgia State at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday like a can of Natural Light in a freshman dorm room.The No. 9 Badgers (2-0) are favored over the Panthers (0-2) by 35.5 points and have a 98.4 percent chance of winning, according to ESPN.UW released an extensive injury report on Thursday, revealing that the team will have to limp through Saturday’s contest, though it may not seem that way when the clock hits quadruple zeros.Senior running back Corey Clement is listed as questionable, and starting left guard redshirt freshman Jon Dietzen is out. Dietzen’s leg injury caused him to leave last week’s win over Akron early. Clement was limited in practice this week, playing in just the first half after a Zips defender tackle forced him to re-tape both of ankles on the bench.Football: Third-down success on both sides of ball key for No. 9 Wisconsin moving forwardIt’s no secret that third down is the most important down in football. Usually, the team that converts the majority Read…If Clement is not available, he will miss an opportunity to go up against one of the worst run defenses in the country. The Panthers have allowed an average of 394.5 points per game (ranking 128th in the country) on the ground through their first two games this season.The defense also concedes an average of 5.8 yards per carry.“I thought that we were horrible,” Georgia State’s fifth-year head coach Trent Miles said on a conference call with reporters this week. “I didn’t think we played well. We didn’t play good football, [including the] fundamentals and basics of blocking and tackling and kicking and throwing and catching. We’ve got to fix that if we want to be a competitive football team.”On the defensive side of the ball for the Badgers, the Wisconsin secondary continues to take hits. After learning that UW would lose Natrell Jamerson for four to six weeks Sunday, it appeared as though true freshman Caesar Williams could see some reps at the third corner spot. That won’t happen as he will be out Saturday. Expect junior Lubern Figaro or redshirt freshman Titus Booker to take his first meaningful snaps in Jamerson’s place.True freshman wide receiver A.J. Taylor will return kicks for the Badgers Saturday, even after head coach Paul Chryst said earlier in the week that Clement was a “viable option” for the task. Clement was listed above Taylor at the kick returner spot on the team’s depth chart released Monday.The Badger secondary’s biggest challenge Saturday, other than finding a suitable replacement for Jamerson, will be stopping Georgia State receiver Robert Davis. Davis ranks eighth among FBS active leaders in receiving yards (2,563) and 13 in receptions (166).Also out for Saturday’s game are freshman defensive lineman Billy Hirschfield (leg), fifth-year senior wide receiver Reggie Love (infection) and redshirt freshman linebacker Nick Thomas (leg).Georgia State is in just its fifth-year as a Division I FBS program. The Panthers managed only two wins in their first three years of existence but broke out last year with a (6-7) record to earn Miles the Sun Belt Coach of the Year honors along with an appearance in the Cure Bowl.Game information (TV, radio, time)When: 11 a.m.Where: Camp Randall Stadium. Madison, Wisconsin.TV: Big Ten Network (Brandon Gaudin, Chuck Long).Radio: Badgers Sports Network; Sirius 81/XM 81 (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher).last_img read more

SCOTX Denies Bickel Brewers Appeal in Imppamet Disqualification

first_img Lost your password? Username Password The Texas Supreme Court announced Friday that it would not hear Bickel & Brewer’s appeal to be reinstated as lead counsel in a large international business lawsuit headed for trial in Dallas . . .You must be a subscriber to The Texas Lawbook to access this content.center_img Not a subscriber? Sign up for The Texas Lawbook. Remember melast_img