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Video shows Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving, kicking woman

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPeter G. Aiken/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was sent home from the team facility Friday after video released by TMZ shows him shoving and kicking a woman during a February incident at a Cleveland hotel.In the February 10 video, Hunt and the woman are seen yelling at each other, before being separated by several people. Hunt then pushes the woman, who hits him in the face.Two men escort Hunt away from the woman. Hunt then charges out, colliding with the man, who knocks the woman over, before Hunt kicks the woman in the leg.Cleveland Police were called to the hotel, but no arrests were made.In August, Hunt addressed the reports of the February incident and one in which he was accused of punching a man. Hunt said he learned from the incidents, but was focused on football.Kansas City owner Dan Hunt also addressed Hunt’s situation.“Kareem is a young man, second year in the league, obviously had a very big year on the field last year,” Clark Hunt said. “I’m sure he learned some lessons this offseason and hopefully won’t be in those kind of situations in the future.”Hunt also said the he did not expect Hunt to be suspended by the league.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by November 30, 2018 /Sports News – National Video shows Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving, kicking womancenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Boyd’s 20 points lead Idaho State past Southern Utah, 88-68

first_img Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Brandon Boyd scored 20 points and Idaho State rode a 16-point first-half lead to beat Southern Utah, 88-68 in a Big Sky Conference battle on Thursday night. Idaho State rebounded from a loss at Eastern Washington on Monday where the Bengals scored a season-low 55 points and committed a season-high 17 turnovers. Balint Mocsan hit 3 of 6 3-point attempts and finished with 15 points for the Bengals (6-6, 2-1). Gary Chivichyan added 14 points and Chier Maker had 12, and each made four shots from distance. Alonzo Walker came off the bench to grab 11 rebounds. January 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Boyd’s 20 points lead Idaho State past Southern Utah, 88-68center_img Against the Thunderbirds, Idaho State shot 45.6 percent from the field (26 of 57) and knocked down 15 of 33 3-point attempts. Southern Utah was 20 of 56 (35.7 percent) from the field and hit just 2 of 17 from long range. Cameron Oluyitan had 12 points and Andre Adams added another 10. Written bylast_img read more

Women’s hockey players are protesting playing professionally — but don’t call it a boycott

first_imgWe may represent different teams, leagues and countries but collectively we stand as one. #ForTheGame pic.twitter.com/pjWDw8xG4T— Kendall Coyne Schofield (@KendallCoyne) May 2, 2019“This isn’t a boycott,” Schofield said. “This is a gap year.”For years, women have been calling for “one league” — a professional league of local teams between the United States and Canada that would function like the National Hockey League, and, preferably, under the NHL’s umbrella.Instead, they have competed in two separate professional leagues: the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) and the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) in America. Last month, the CWHL announced it was folding, and players saw it as an opportunity to form a unified North American league.The NHL, however, has been refusing to step in while the NWHL still exists, although they do offer some financial support.“There is a lot more we need to know before we would be prepared to weigh in at this point,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement to ABC News on Friday. “The NWHL is an existing league with an existing organization and business plan. We do not intend to interfere with their business or their objectives.”“At the same time, we continue to support the objective of allowing for the opportunity of the best Women Hockey Players in the world to play the sport at the professional level,” Daly continued. “We will further explore the situation privately before taking any affirmative position on next steps.”For their part, the NWHL released a statement saying they “are among the players’ biggest fans” and reflecting an offer of “increased salaries and a 50-50 revenue split from league-level sponsorships and media rights deals.”But the players simply aren’t invested in the NWHL. This refusal to play is the culmination of years of unmet demands for better infrastructure for women’s and girl’s hockey, which, Schofield said, is the fastest growing sport in the nation. Beau Lund Written by Female athletes deserve to live the life they envisioned as kids: playing the sport they love, and making a living doing it. I stand with all female athletes in their pursuit of equal pay and a sustainable future. #ForTheGame #OneVoice https://t.co/hLY9HgcIJa— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) May 2, 2019Many demands have been directed at USA Hockey, which manages the national team that competes in the Olympics and international tournaments. In 2017, national team players threatened a boycott of World Championships to push USA Hockey negotiations for fair wages and support. They ultimately competed after a positive agreement was signed.Now, the professional league players are using their collective efforts to force the issue of creating “one league.”A popular argument against a unified North American women’s professional hockey league has been that there’s a lack of interest from fans. To that, Schofield says, noting the Canadian and American’s international dominance and 2018 ESPY for Best Game, “Do your homework.”“They always say if you build it they’ll come, and this is a situation where if a sustainable professional league is built, fans will come,” she said. “But fans haven’t had an opportunity to see the best product on the ice for professional women’s hockey — yet.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img May 3, 2019 /Sports News – National Women’s hockey players are protesting playing professionally — but don’t call it a boycott FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kendall Coyne Schofield refused to move from Los Angeles to play for the Minnesota Whitecaps, a National Women’s Hockey League team.Instead, the two-time Olympic medalist would fly in for Whitecaps games and fly back to L.A. afterwards, “because I wasn’t packing up my life and moving to Minnesota for the money I was getting,” she told ABC News.“The treatment of the players, the way the players are compensated, it’s not possible for women to train and prepare to be professional athletes,” she said. “And in the current state of the game, there’s nothing professional about it.”So on Thursday, Schofield joined over 200 fellow athletes — including stars Hilary Knight, Amanda Kessel, Meghan Duggan, Brianna Decker and Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux — in announcing that they will not be playing for a professional hockey league this season.“We cannot make a sustainable living playing in the current state of the professional game,” the players wrote in a statement posted across social media. “Having no health insurance and making as low as two thousand dollars a season means players can’t adequately train and prepare to play at the highest level.”last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/15

first_img Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 16SALINA, Utah-Creed Mogle netted 26 points on 11-17 from the field and Braxon Sylvester added 12 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs surged past North Sevier 68-61 Wednesday in Region 16 boys basketball action. The Bulldogs shot 50 percent for the game in improving to 9-5 on the season and 3-0 in Region 16 play. Burke Mickelsen posted 27 points and 5 rebounds on 11-17 in the loss for the Wolves, who fell to 8-6 and 2-1 in Region 16 play.Region 14LINDON, Utah-Ty Allred posted 20 points, including five 3-pointers as the Juab Wasps routed Maeser Prep 56-34 in Region 14 boys basketball action Wednesday. Matt Miller netted 14 points in the loss for the Lions.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Kevin Clark led the way with 17 points and the Manti Templars clobbered North Sanpete 87-39 Wednesday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Brady Jacobson had 11 points for the Hawks in defeat.Region 18PAROWAN, Utah-Clay Shakespear led the Kanab Cowboys with 18 points in a narrow 57-56 win over Parowan in Region 18 boys basketball action Wednesday. Max Topham netted 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the loss for the Rams.ENTERPRISE, Utah-Tyce Davies stepped up with 15 points and the Millard Eagles got past Enterprise 44-40 Wednesday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Levi Randall led the Wolves in the loss with 11 points.Girls BasketballRegion 20HILDALE, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett posted 20 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs humbled Water Canyon 47-38 in Region 20 girls basketball action Wednesday. Melissa Jessop had 15 points in the loss for the Wildcats.MILFORD, Utah-Kinsey Williams led the way with 15 points as the Milford Tigers stonewalled Panguitch 53-40 Wednesday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Mataya Barney posted 20 points for the Bobcats in defeat.ESCALANTE, Utah-Kassidy Westwood netted 18 points and the Piute Thunderbirds got past Piute 50-41 in Region 20 girls basketball action Wednesday. Mikki Prows led the Moquis in the loss with 18 points.ORDERVILLE, Utah-Paige Harris led the way with 9 points as the Valley Buffaloes waxed Wayne 40-27 Wednesday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Abby Stevens led the Badgers with 14 points in defeat.WrestlingMONROE, Utah-The South Sevier Rams beat North Sevier 44-33 in a non-region wrestling dual Wednesday. The Rams earned the win on Senior Night, the final home dual of the season for South Sevier. Brad James Written by January 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/15last_img read more

Weber State Men’s Basketball Signs New Mexico Transfer

first_imgJune 5, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Signs New Mexico Transfer Tags: Weber State Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Friday, Weber State men’s basketball coach Randy Rahe announced the signing of New Mexico transfer Tavian Percy.The 6-5 200-pound guard/forward out of Miami will be a junior and have two seasons of eligibility.However, per NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit out the 2020-21 season.Last season, Percy played in 23 games for the Lobos, starting two games.Percy averaged 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game for 19-14 New Mexico last season.Weber State has signed Tavian Percy to join the Wildcats. He will be a junior this season. Welcome @tavianpercy!#PurpleReign #WeAreWeber #BigSkyMBB pic.twitter.com/PE8aWIUXbC— WeberStateMBB (@WeberStateMBB) June 5, 2020 Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Take Two: No. 8 BYU steps in to face No. 14 Coastal Carolina

first_img Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Coastal Carolina Chanticleers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWhile Coastal Carolina’s opponent has changed this weekend, the high stakes in a Top 25 showdown remain the same for the 14th-ranked Chanticleers.Coastal Carolina will host No. 8 BYU on Saturday instead of No. 25 Liberty. The Cougars stepped in when Liberty had to pause all football activities because of COVID-19 issues on Thursday.Both BYU and Coastal Carolina are undefeated and looking to continue landmark seasons.BYU offensive lineman James Empey says his team was prepping for a game and it turned out to be the Chanticleers. The Cougars are looking for a signature win and ready to hit the field. December 4, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Take Two: No. 8 BYU steps in to face No. 14 Coastal Carolina Associated Presslast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 3/13

first_img Brad James Written by March 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/13center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballPanther-Tiger ClassicHURRICANE, Utah-Dalin Ludlow posted an RBI and the Juab Wasps blanked Class 5-A Corner Canyon 2-0 Saturday at the Panther-Tiger Classic. Easton Warren earned the win on the mound, pitching three innings for the Wasps.Non-RegionMOAB, Utah-Breken Mason had a pair of RBI and the North Sevier Wolves downed Grand 9-6 Saturday in non-region baseball action. Brody Butler and Kannin Boswell also added RBI in victory for North Sevier. Butleralso earned the win on the mound for the Wolves.SoftballRed Rock ClassicST. GEORGE, Utah-Ashley Rasmussen and Rylee Jarvis each posted RBI and the Manti Templars doubled up Class 5-A Springville 4-2 at the Red Rock Classic Saturday. Tiffany Hermansen earned the win in the circle for Manti, going the distance by pitching all seven innings.Boys SoccerNon-RegionDELTA, Utah-Tate Willoughby, Rider Rogers, Teegan McDonald and Braiden Gonder each scored as the Delta Rabbits blanked Parowan 6-0 Saturday in non-region boys soccer action.last_img read more

Metgasco signs farm-out agreement for ATP 2021

first_img Image: ATP 2021, regional production and infrastructure. Photo courtesy of Metgasco. Metgasco signs binding agreement to farm-out a further 25% of ATP 2021The Board of Metgasco Ltd (Metgasco, or, the Company) is pleased to announce that it has executed a binding Farm-in Agreement with Bridgeport (Cooper Basin) Pty Ltd (“the farminee”), a highly experienced Cooper/Eromanga focussed JV party, in respect of its Cooper/Eromanga Basin asset ATP 2021. Metgasco will be free carried through the first exploration well on ATP 2021 planned for Q4 CY 2019, and will retain a 25% non-operated interest.The Agreement provides for the farminee to earn a 25% non-operated interest in Metgasco’s Cooper/Eromanga Basin licence ATP 2021. The Farm-Out Agreement terms provide for the farminee to:– Fund 32.5% of the first exploration well drilled, up to a maximum joint venture gross cost of $5.3 million (with the farminees share being up to $1.72 million);– Fund 32.5% of Metgasco’s share of future exploration costs in relation to ATP 2021 up to a maximum cap of $A812,000 gross (A$263,900 net)The contribution from the farminee in respect to the well and exploration costs are anticipated by end Q1 CY 2020 ATP 2021 is a 370km2 permit located on the Queensland side of the Cooper- Eromanga Basin and is highly prospective with drill ready prospects identified by 3D seismic The Farm-Out Agreement is binding, and subject to certain standard formal conditions including ministerial approval and license registration, with Metgasco and the farminee expecting final licence transfer documentation by October 2019.This farm-out agreement with Bridgeport and the previously executed agreement with Vintage Energy (refer to ASX announcement 22 May 2019) provides the following key benefits to Metgasco shareholders:– Metgasco costs are 100% free carried for the drilling of the Vali-1 exploration well planned for Q4 CY 2019,– The interest and quality of the JV parties have increased Metgasco’s expectation that the prospects and leads identified in ATP 2021 are highly prospective for both gas and oil,– The farminee has agreed to provide Metgasco access to their regional technical data analysis for review by the ATP 2021 JV as part of their contribution to the joint operations.ATP 2021 is a 370km2 permit located on the Queensland side of the Cooper- Eromanga Basin and is highly prospective with drill ready prospects identified by 3D seismic. Within 20km of the permit boundary are oil and gas fields with associated pipelines and facilities that have produced over 600BCF of gas and 11MMbbl of oil.Ken Aitken Metgasco Chief Executive Officer commented: “Metgasco is pleased to have attracted a company of the calibre of Bridgeport to invest in the exploration potential of ATP 2021. I look forward to working with Bridgeport’s team in the ATP 2021 joint venture.“This farm-out to Bridgeport endorses Metgasco’s view that ATP 2021 has high exploration prospectivity and the potential to support material hydrocarbon discoveries and we look forward to drilling Vali-1 before the end of the year.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Petrobras signs contract for sale of Lagoa Parda Cluster in Brazil

first_img Image: Petrobras plans to sell working interest in the onshore fields of the Lagoa Parda Cluster. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel from Pixabay. Petróleo Brasileiro ( Petrobras) reports that it signed with Imetame Energia Lagoa Parda Ltda, wholly owned subsidiary of Imetame Energia Ltda, a contract for the sale of its entire working interest in the onshore fields of the Lagoa Parda Cluster, located in Espírito Santo state, near the city of Linhares.The sale price is US$ 9,372,466.00 to be paid in two installments: (i) US$ 1,405,869.90 upon contract signature; and (ii) US$ 7,966,596.10 upon transaction closing, not included any adjustments due.The transaction closing is subject to the fulfillment of precedent conditions such as the approval by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) and the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).The transaction is compliant with the Petrobras’ Divestment Methodology and with the provisions of the special procedure for the sale of the rights to exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and other fluid hydrocarbons, provided for in Decree 9.355/2018.The transaction is in line with the company´s portfolio optimization and improvement of capital allocation, aiming at generating value for our shareholders.About the Lagoa Parda ClusterThe Lagoa Parda Cluster comprises three producing onshore concessions: Lagoa Parda, Lagoa Parda Norte and Lagoa Piabanha. Petrobras is the operator with a 100% equity interest in all three fields. The current average production of the Cluster is about 300 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and 5,500 m3/day of gas. Source: Company Press Release The transaction closing is subject to the fulfillment of precedent conditions such as the approval by the CADE and the ANPlast_img read more

US Treasury hands Chevron three-month sanction reprieve in Venezuela

first_imgDespite oil riches, Venezuela’s crude production has been decliningDespite its vast endowment of oil riches – Venezuela is home to the world’s biggest-known oil deposits at around 300bn barrels — production of the resource has slowed considerably in recent years.Commentators cite under-investment and mismanagement of the industry as contributing factors, as well as the recent tightening of sanctions by the US.Oil production in the country has fallen from more than two million barrels per day in 2014 to around 600,000 b/d at present.Venezuela is now the only Latin American country to be member of Opec, following Ecuador’s decision earlier this month to end its association with the intergovernmental organisation of oil producing nations. Chevron has a long history in VenezuelaIt is the second time this year the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has renewed the waiver allowing firms to operate Venezuela – having initially granted a six-month indemnity in January when strict economic sanctions were imposed on the country, before granting an additional three-month extension in July.Chevron has operated in the oil-rich South American nation for close to a century, and currently has four ongoing partnerships with the state-owned PDVSA oil company – producing a combined total of about 200,000 barrels of crude per day (b/d), of which Chevron’s stake is around 34,000 b/d.A company spokesperson told Reuters news agency that executives in the country “remain focused on our base business operations and supporting the more than 8,800 people who work with us — and their families”, adding that Chevron is currently reviewing the terms of the latest licence.There have been contrasting views within the US government about how best to deal with Chevron’s business in Venezuela – with some arguments suggesting a continued presence will be beneficial in the long-term if President Maduro loses power, while others say the oil giant’s work in the country is providing an economic boost. Divesting assets from multinational oil and gas firms could cede greater influence to state-owned companies Chevron and four other US oil companies have been granted permission to continue their work in Venezuela for an additional three months, despite ongoing US sanctions against the South American nation.The US Treasury extended existing sanction exemptions for Chevron – along with Halliburton, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Weatherford International – enabling them to tap into Venezuela’s vast oil resources until January 22, amid ongoing geopolitical tensions between the two nations.US sanctions against Venezuela’s oil industry are part of an effort by the Trump administration to oust sitting President Nicolás Maduro from power by targeting its economy.These exemptions are contingent on the companies not exporting any Venezuelan crude oil to the US market, as well as prohibiting “any transactions or dealings related to the exportation or re-exportation of diluents, directly or indirectly, to Venezuela”.The ban on bringing diluents into the country is an effort to prevent Venezuela accessing the agents required to process stockpiles of its heavy crude oil.center_img It is the second time the US has extended an exemption allowing Chevron to operate in Venezuela amid ongoing economic sanctions designed to oust country’s leadershiplast_img read more