3 men nabbed for ‘illegal cockfighting’

first_imgThe suspects were detained in the custodial facility of the La Castellana municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Presidential Decree 449, or the Cockfighting Law of 1974./PN BACOLOD City – Three persons were caught engaging in illegal cockfighting in Barangay Cabacungan, La Castellana, Negros Occidental.They were residents Jonie Carnacion, 55; Dante Labringca, 45; and Gaspar Pales, 54, a police report showed. Police confiscated from them two game fowls and P600 bet money around 4 p.m. on June 14.last_img read more

Texas not planning to part ways with coach Shaka Smart, report says

first_img Texas A&M fires coach Billy Kennedy, Buzz Williams ‘strong favorite’ to replace him, reports say Shaka Smart appears like he’ll be back on the Texas sidelines.The school is expected to bring back its coach next season even if it does not reach the NCAA Tournament, according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman, which cites multiple unidentified sources. Texas was widely praised for luring Smart away from VCU in April 2015, but he has had an up-and-down tenure with the school. He holds a 66-66 overall record and has never advanced past the first round of the NCAA Tournament with the Longhorns. The Longhorns have some big wins, including victories over Kansas, Purdue and North Carolina, but finished the season 16-16. A team with a .500 or worse record has never received an at-large bid.“If you’re going to evaluate teams based on the quality of their wins we definitely, I think, deserve strong consideration,” Smart said following the team’s Big 12 Tournament loss to Kansas. Related News “Remember, it’s about integrity,” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said, via the Statesman. “You can cut corners in search of more wins, but you must have integrity. Think about that during this process.”Smart has four years left on his contract, which is worth at least $12.9 million, according to the Statesman.last_img read more

Titans to retire Steve McNair, Eddie George uniform numbers

first_imgThe team also held a ceremony at Saint Thomas Sports Park after minicamp on Wednesday, which George was in attendance for, according to the Tennessean .Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! #Salute27The #Titans will retire Eddie George’s No. 27. pic.twitter.com/eZyYyYHc7U— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) June 12, 2019The #Titans will retire Steve McNair’s No. 9. #Retire9 pic.twitter.com/4KZF83AmzM— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) June 12, 2019“Steve and Eddie will be forever linked as two of the driving forces for our team in the late 90’s and early 2000’s,” Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a release. Related News “They were the heart and soul of the team and each made the other a better player and ultimately led to a great deal of team success. Their statistics will forever live in our record books, but their play and sacrifice is what our fans will always remember. For that and all that they have done for our team, the number 9 and 27 will be retired with the all-time franchise greats.”McNair and George join Jim Norton, Elvin Bethea, Earl Campbell, Mike Munchak, Bruce Matthews and Warren Moon in having their numbers retired by the franchise. Jadeveon Clowney still not close on a deal with Texans Bears waive Chris Blewitt, leaving number of kickers at 2center_img Steve McNair and Eddie George defined an era in Tennessee as teammates from 1996-2003, and now the duo will go down in the team’s history.The Titans on Wednesday announced they will retire their respective No. 9 and No. 27 jerseys in a ceremony during the team’s Sept. 15 home opener against the Colts. McNair was selected by the then-Houston Oilers with the third overall pick of the 1995 draft and amassed the most wins of any quarterback in the team’s history over his 11-year career. He also had a brief stint with the Ravens before retiring in 2008. The All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl selection was shot to death in Nashville in July 2009 at the age of 36.George, 45, was the 14th overall pick out of Ohio State the following year after winning the Heisman Trophy and went on to become the franchise’s all-time leader in career rushing yards. The All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl selection is also the only running back in NFL history to have 300 or more carries for eight straight seasons. George retired in 2004 after spending the final season of his career with the Cowboys.last_img read more