Firefighters work at the site of a building leveled by a gas explosion in Szczyrk, Poland on Dec. 4. AGENCJA GAZETA/GRZEGORZ CELEJEWSKI/VIA REUTERS Around 100 firemen and 50 policeofficers were on the scene, a state broadcaster said.(Reuters) The bodies of three adults and twochildren have been found in the rubble so far, they added. Poland – Five people died after a three-story building in the southernPolish ski resort of Szczyrk collapsed on Wednesday following a gas explosion,local authorities said. Up to eight people could have been inthe building and firemen are continuing to search for other victims, accordingto authorities.
We brought you the review of all the Premier League matches on the opening day, now we bring you the reactions from the protagonists themselves. Player and coaches have reacted to their side’s game….DAVID DUNCAN BEMOANS POOR FINISHING OF HIS SIDE”I think it was a game of two halves, the first half apparently belonged to WAFA but I thought we came back strongly after those forced changes even though we did not expect it to be part of the scripts. A team that is one goal up will vary their style but it was clear we were the better side in the second half. I just can’t fathom how their goals came. Their difference between their two goal margin and ours was that they took their chances. We had the better chances as far as the 90 minutes of soccer is concerned. So in the game of football if you don’t take your chances, you are punished. We are already battling a number of injuries to our first team players and for a match of this magnitude to make two forced substitiutions will be a blow to any a good team.I am happy we were able to conduct ourselves quite creditably.”BUT JOHN KILLA SEES THEM TO BE EXCUSES”When you lose, you find excuses. I think we had the chances and we deserved the win. The second goal was at the right moment very quick after the first break. But in the first half we already had to score two goals and the we scored the second goal and the second half was good for us and because of the winds they stopped playing a positional game and began to play long balls. They put pressure on our defence and we had to react to it because it was expected. Beating Kotoko on the opening day with our players returning from trials makes me very excited. Duncan has the players and we have the talents but we had to score the third goal to seal the game. I feel very sorry for Felix Annan because had an injury and he had an impressive season for us last year. But we deserved to win.” FELIX ANNAN IS DISAAPOINTED BUT CONFIDENT THEY CAN OVERTURN POOR START”We are still on course .It is only the first game of the season. We lost and we are disappointed because we prepared well for this game but this is football sometimes you don’t get what you want. So we will go back and prepare well.”SAMUEL TETTEH IS DELIGHTED WITH GOOD START “This game was one of our toughest matches in the league and I think we did well and we are excited about the win. Last year we started poorly in our first two games so we were determined to improve on our start. I am training hard to continue with my fine form from last year.”C.K AKUNNOUR IS DISAPPOINTED WITH HIS SIDE’S SECOND HALF DESPITE WIN”We played and dominated the game in the first half and had chances to score at least two goals. We are very impressed with the first half but not the second and we need to improve. We are a new team and so the inexperience still exists. We are still learning and we will go back to the drawing board and improve on it for our next games. We are not interested in kicking the ball in the air and that’s what we did in the second half.” J.E SARPONG BLAMES OVER CONFIDENCE FOR LOSS”It is the first game we have lost and this is football, when the expectations are high things are bound to go this way. When you are overconfident, this happens. I think my boys underrated the strength of Dreams FC because they are newcomers and they felt they have been in the system for long. But for me, it is a wakeup call for the team. When this happens, you sit up and see it is not easy to play in the Premier division. It is the first game of the season, when we play, we train and we will learn from experiences. This is a new team, new players have joined. We have players on the injury who will join. It is not lost yet. This is football.”KENI HAPPY WITH DEBUT WIN”I think today’s game was very difficult, I will respect our opponents. They gave us a difficult time. We did not play as we liked to but I’m very happy with the three points. I’m very happy a lot of our supporters came to watch and this is very positive for our progress. This is not the way we start this is where we just started and I hope they see a better Hearts of Oak in each game. We came here to win, and we are not here to compete to score seven or ten goals. We just scored enough to win this game so I’m happy.” AND ALEX AKUMEY BELIEVES THE PHOBIANS DESERVED WIN”Hearts of Oak were the better side on the day and they deserved to win.I’m very happy because we introduced seven new players who haven’t even played the Division One before but they impressed us. The supporters saw it and that gives us hope. We hope to build on this performance to win our next games. When you beat a side twice, they become alert and you can see it in Hearts of Oak’s aggression.”AMOS ADEPA LABELS ERIC BEKOE AS REDUNDANT”The strength was in defence and midfield. They had so many touches in the buildup phase so we allowed to have all the ball and then we transition quickly. Their attackers were not sharp enough. Eric Bekoe and Samuel Afful had an off day. Football is about if you know the player, find a way to stop them and tactically we stooped them. Bekoe had such an off day I didn’t realize when he was substituted. The three goals were even a gift.” AND BASH HAILS HIS TACTICAL ADJUSTMENT”We saw them play and we studied them very well and we fought harder than last two weeks. In the second half, I brought in two players and that changed the game. It is all about studying your opponents and countering their threats.” –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SHERMAN OAKS — The Los Angeles Police Department said today it is investigating a burglary that netted about $170,000 worth of jewelry and other valuables from the Sherman Oaks home of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig.The crime occurred some time during the week of Feb. 27th at Puig’s residence in the 15000 block of Greenleaf Street, police said.The celebrity news website TMZ.com reported that the items taken included three “high-end Rolex watches” and that the crime occurred while Puig was in Arizona with the Dodgers for Spring Training. Sources told TMZ that Puig had tapped a relative to stay in the home in his absence, but the crooks made their move when that person was out of the house.
10 km (road)26:44Leonard Patrick Komon KEN26 Sep 2010SingelloopUtrecht 100 m9.58Usain Bolt JAM16 Aug 2009World ChampionshipsBerlin 20 km (road)55:21Zersenay Tadese ERI21 Mar 2010Lisbon Half MarathonLisbon Mile3:43.13Hicham El Guerrouj MAR7 Jul 1999Golden GalaRome 58:18Abraham Kiptum KEN28 Oct 2018Valencia Half MarathonValencia 200 m19.19Usain Bolt JAM20 Aug 2009World ChampionshipsBerlin 800 m1:40.91David Rudisha KEN9 Aug 2012Olympic GamesLondon 20,000 m (track)56:25.98Haile Gebrselassie ETH27 Jun 2007Golden Spike OstravaOstrava 400 m43.03Wayde van Niekerk RSA14 Aug 2016Olympic GamesRio de Janeiro Cheptegei set a 15km road run world record. PHOTO @NNRunningTeamCheptegei pockets Ug sh213 million for world recordKampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Joshua Cheptegei became only the second Ugandan athlete after legend John Akii-Bua to set a world best time, with his stunning run Sunday at the 15km NN Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Race) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.The 22-year-old Ugandan World Championships 10,000m silver medalist continued his rise in long distance athletics by running the world’s fastest 15k in 41.05 minutes, taking 8 seconds off the previous mark set in 2010.It is his fourth win in the event, and this time pocketed a bonus 50,000 Euros (Sh213 million) prize for the record. The Nijmegen race is a favourite for Cheptegei, who as a nineteen, twenty and 21-year-old, won the 32nd, 33rd and 34 editions before in 42.39, 42.12 and 41.13.The Seven Hills Race Zevenheuvelenloop is considered the fastest course in the world, and the best time held before Sunday was by Leonard Komon of Kenya who ran a time of 41:13 in 2010.In the foot-steps of Akii BuaCheptegei’s feat Sunday puts him in the league of world beaters, first achieved by Uganda’s most famous athlete, hurdler John Akii-Bua in 1972. Interestingly, like Akii-Bua, Cheptegei runs for Police.Akii-Bua’s feat will live in memory. Not only did he brake the world record, he also became the first ever to run under 48 seconds in what is considered a highly technical discipline, the 400m hurdles.He clocked 47.82 in that Munich Olympics final in Germany to take a phenomenal 0.3 seconds off the record set by the then greatest hurdler David Hemery four years earlier. More remarkable, was he run that final from the inside lane – considered the least favorite position in the one lap race.After finishing fourth in the 1970 Commonwealth Games and running the fastest time of 1971, he was still not a big favourite for that 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, having limited competitive experience.He missed the 1976 Olympics and a showdown with United States rival Edwin Moses because of the boycott by Uganda and other African nations. Edwin Moses went on to set a new world record in 1976 and to reign until Kevin Young became the first man to run under 47 seconds in 1992. Akii Bua died an unhappy man in 1997, a lesson for many of today’s Ugandan athletes who have now invested heavily in their future, and life after sports.Akii-Bua was one of the geniuses among athletes, according to his British coach Malcom ArnoldHow Cheptegei won the NN Seven Hills Race Cheptegei took the lead in the beginning of the race and he saw his pacers drop off early so he had to run the second part of the race alone. Cheptegei managed to hold his pace and continued to race towards the finish line. After having won:“After 10km I was above the schedule of the world record so I decided to accelerate at 12km. The last kilometer was hard but I really enjoyed. I am very proud of my achievement and want to thank the organization and my team,”Cheptegei said shortly after crossing the finish line.Cheptegei is a member of the NN Running team, that has world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Uganda’s only other Olympic Gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich, in their ranks.According to an NN statement after the race, they said they started tracking Cheptegei when he became World Junior Champion in Eugene, Oregon in 2014 ( gold in 10,000m, 4th in the 5,000m).In 2015, Joshua won the 10,000m at the African Championships, and was 9th in Beijing World Champs 10,000m. In 2016, Joshua was 6th in the 10,000m and 8th in the 5,000m in Rio Olympics.In 2017, the young Ugandan athlete took silver battling Mo Farah in the London 10,000m, in what many believe was the finest 10,000m race in decades. Joshua started 2018 with brilliant wins over 10,000m and 5,000m at the Commonwealth Games.On the roads this season, Cheptegai ran 45:15 for 10 miles in Amsterdam Dam to Damloop on 23 September. He followed that up with 27:16 on October 23 at the Durban 10k in South Africa. His WR today is a fitting end to his 2018 season.On the women’s side in the Netherlands success, it was double success for Uganda as Stella Chesang, the Commonwealth Champion on the 10,000m won the race in a fast time of 47:19.Selected word records 1500 m3:26.00Hicham El Guerrouj MAR14 Jul 1998Golden GalaRome 10,000 m (track)26:17.53Kenenisa Bekele ETH26 Aug 2005Memorial Van DammeBrussels 1000 m2:11.96Noah Ngeny KEN5 Sep 1999Rieti MeetingRieti 2000 m4:44.79Hicham El Guerrouj MAR7 Sep 1999ISTAFBerlin 15 km (road)41:05Joshua Cheptegei UGA18 Nov 2018ZevenheuvelenloopNijmegen 3000 m7:20.67Daniel Komen KEN1 Sep 1996Rieti MeetingRieti Half marathon58:23Zersenay Tadese ERI21 Mar 2010Lisbon Half MarathonLisbon EventPerf.Athlete(s)Nat.DateMeetingLocation 5000 m12:37.35Kenenisa Bekele ETH31 May 2004Fanny Blankers-Koen GamesHengelo Share on: WhatsApp
BILLY KISNER (Photos by William McBride)Penn Hills quarterback Billy Kisner rushed for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass in the Indians 55-28 win over Seneca Valley, The Indians will have a showdown against rival Woodland Hills on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.ISIAH JONES of Penn Hills sprints 70 yards for a touchdown in the Indians 55-28 win over Seneca Valley TE’SHAN CAMPBELL of Penn Hills rushed for two touchdowns to help the Indians to a 55-28 win over Seneca Valley in WPIAL action. (Photos by William McBride)