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first_imgFBI News:ALBUQUERQUE – Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who also is known as Johnny Horton Jr., 70, of Flora Vista, N.M., pleaded guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque to being a felon in possession of a firearm.A grand jury indicted Hopkins April 24, 2019 for this offense.  In his plea agreement, Hopkins admitted committing this offense in San Juan County by possessing nine pistols, rifles and shotguns Nov. 28, 2017.  Hopkins also admitted possessing ammunition after being previously convicted of felony offenses in Michigan, Oregon and South Dakota, including illegal weapon possession and impersonating a peace officer.Hopkins is in custody awaiting sentencing. He faces up to 10 years in prison for this offense.The FBI investigated this case. The Sunland Park Police Department assisted in arresting Hopkins. Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Kraehe is prosecuting the case.last_img read more

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first_imgSee also:Fulham v Arsenal player ratingsFulham showing ‘so many weaknesses’ – Jokanovic’Corruption’ claim dismissed as ‘nonsense and bogus’ by KhanFulham star Sessegnon shortlisted for BBC awardBulked-up Sessegnon confident he can compete in the Premier LeagueWembley bid scrapped: Khan’s statement in fullQ&A: Why Khan’s proposed Wembley deal is off and what it could mean Shahid Khan is looking to purchase the national stadium. [Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire]Fulham owner Shahid Khan has written to every Football Association councillor to assure them he has no intention of moving the club to Wembley if his proposed purchase of the stadium is approved.AdChoices广告The American billionaire’s £900million offer for Wembley is being discussed by the 127-strong council on Thursday, with a significant number in the room still strongly opposed to the idea of selling the national stadium, even if the FA has pledged to spend the windfall on grassroots facilities.Some of this opposition is emotional but some is based on concerns about Khan’s motives for buying the stadium, which was reopened in 2007 after a £757million rebuild, including a belief that he wants to base both his National Football League team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Fulham there.Fulham’s former assistant director of football Craig Kline has resurfaced this week after his acrimonious exit from the club a year ago, claiming that Khan really plans to build luxury flats at Craven Cottage – an allegation Fulham has dismissed as “nonsense”.In his letter, which was sent on Friday, Khan wrote: “When I was privileged to become chairman of Fulham in 2013, I immediately encountered rumours as to what this meant for the future of our home ground of Craven Cottage and, for that matter, the club itself.“My word at the time was I would invest in the club and the renovation of Craven Cottage so it would always be the lifetime and spiritual home of Fulham, but only in a manner that would be respectful of the neighbourhood while also delivering economic and quality of life benefits that would serve all Londoners every day of the year.“Committing to doing the right thing, and then doing it right, was the only path I would consider.”Ownership of the famous stadium could be about to change handsHe then explained that “years of careful planning and communication with every stakeholder imaginable” will enable him to build a new Riverside Stand at the 122-year-old stadium, adding 5,000 to the ground’s current 25,000 capacity.This experience, he wrote, proves that “a new era for Craven Cottage is on the horizon”, just as it could be for Wembley, a venue that has already fallen “a stage or two behind newer stadiums that have opened recently in Europe alone”.The FA’s chief financial officer Mark Burrows said much the same thing in a Wembley sale presentation to the bosses of county FAs on Tuesday, adding that selling the stadium would save the national governing body £72million in maintenance costs at Wembley.Khan has spent millions upgrading the Jaguars’ current home in north Florida, which now has the two largest video screens in world sport, two swimming pools and a dog park for fans who want to bring their pets to the game.“Wembley Stadium must be the global standard in every sense – technology, hospitality, the visitor experience, the athlete expectation and much more,” wrote Khan.“As I’ve done with my investment in the NFL stadium in Jacksonville and we are about to see with Fulham and Craven Cottage, I will protect what we all agree is wonderful about Wembley Stadium and be steadfast, and respectful, in making sure the Wembley Stadium of the future will never have an equal.“I owe it to you to be a responsible owner and operator of Wembley Stadium, which under my guardianship will at all times be three things – the national stadium of England, the traditional home of English football, and one of the world’s finest venues for sport and entertainment.”Khan’s letter finished with an offer to let a committee of FA councillors continue to play “a meaningful advisory role on all FA-related stadium matters” and wrote “it goes without saying that you and all FA Council members will always be welcomed as our guest for FA events at Wembley”. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgThe Guyana table tennis community has reacted in shock, sadness and disbelief to the sudden untimely passing of one of Trinidad and Tobago’s greatest table tennis players, Dexter St Louis, who passed away last Thursday in Bordeaux, France where he lived for over two decades. Record holder for the most national men’s singles titles, Sydney Christophe, who is based in the United States of America (USA) said he was saddened to learn of St Louis’s untimely passing.He was just 51.“First of all I would like to extend sincere condolences to the family of the late Dexter St. Louis,” said Christophe, who like St Louis is a southpaw and a former Caribbean men’s singles champion. Autoplay Autoplay1 of 3Sydney ChristopheAndrew DalyIdi Lewis, with Rheann Chung, former Caribbean women’s singles champion and Dexter St Louis’ stepdaughter. “I am deeply saddened to learn of his sudden passing in France,” Christophe told Stabroek Sport, adding…”Dexter will be remember for his strong fighting spirit. “Only last year,  St Louis, who has had several run ins with the Trinidad and Tobago Table tennis Federation over the years, sought the intervention  of the Trinidad  and Tobago Olympic Committee after he was bypassed for selection on the team for the CAC games in Colombia.“His courage and determination was exemplified over the years in the many battles he fought on and off the table, which allowed his country, opponents and teammates to label him among the greatest table tennis players ever in the Caribbean, “said Christophe.“To me he will fondly be remembered as a friend who was willing to share much that he knew about the sport. Rest in Peace Dexter. “May the pleasant memories he gave us all comfort the lives of his relatives during this difficult time.Another southpaw and former Caribbean junior boys champion Idi Lewis said he too was shocked to hear of St Louis’ passing.“I’m extremely saddened and shocked to hear of his passing. He was definitely someone that I was inspired by seeing we both came up under similar conditions and he was able to make it to the highest stages of table tennis. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family especially his daughter Rheann who I’ve shared a close friendship with over the years,” said Lewis. Andrew Daly, former national player and currently the senior vice-president of the Guyana Table Tennis Association said it was sad to hear of the passing of the table tennis stalwart.“It is indeed sad to hear of the passing of a Caribbean stalwart. He’ll surely be missed by the Caribbean table tennis fraternity.“As senior vice president of the Guyana Table tennis Association, I would like to express the sympathy of the GTTA and my own family. May his soul rest in peace,” said Daly. To fans of table tennis St Louis was no stranger, but a likeable, loveable individual. And though he might have won most of his battles against Guyanese table tennis players following his sojourn in France, two defeats, by Godfrey-Perry Leacock and Matthew Khan, probably rankled the most. He had burst upon the table tennis scene at the 1983 Caribbean championships held in Guyana at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and was part of a young brigade of players such as Ludlow ` The Admiral’ Bailey, Sharon Becca, daughter of the late Jamaica Gleaner Sports Editor, Tony Becca and Julie Armstrong.Going from strength to strength, he was one of the favourites to win the 1989 men’s singles title at the championships held in Curacao, but was eliminated easily by Cuba’s Raoul Bettancourt, who neutralized St Louis’ much vaunted power loops by playing the ball close to the net.“The table will be this small tomorrow,” Bettancourt had predicted on the eve of his match against St Louis.Upset by the defeat St Louis took up residence in France and from there his career took off even though he was only playing semi-professionally at the time. At the 19996 Olympic games in Atlanta, Georgia USA, St Louis, Michael Hyatt and Keith Evans of Jamaica were the Caribbean representatives.St Louis placed fourth in his group losing to Sweden’s Jorgen Persson, Brazil’s Hugo Hoyama and Kim Song Hui of North Korea.He was to qualify for yet another Olympic Games in sensational fashion winning four straight points to eliminate Marcos Madrid of Mexico in a seven-game thriller at the qualifiers in the Dominican Republic in April of 2008 and book his ticket to Beijing.  St Louis was to win the last of his five Caribbean men’s singles title in 2013 at the 55th annual championships in St Lucia and following his triumph he promptly ripped off his shirt.He later told Stabroek Sports that the win was his most satisfying simply because there was a campaign waged against himself and his stepdaughter Rheann Chung to stop them from playing.“There were emails left, right and centre to sort of stop me from playing because I live in France and they probably had to spend US$2500 for me and Rheann plane tickets,” he explained. Dexter St Louis, a colossus in table tennis regionally, is no more. Let’s hope that he finds peace wherever he is at and that there are no more battles to be waged in the interest of fair play and team selection.Rest in Peace Dexter! You will be greatly missed.last_img

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first_img First Published: 24th June, 2020 10:57 IST Also Read | Bubba Wallace noose incident: Wallace’s Girlfriend Posts Heartfelt Message(Image Credits: Bubba Wallace Instagram Handle, Sonoma Raceway Official Website) FOLLOW US LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Sujay Chakraborty Last Updated: 24th June, 2020 10:57 IST Bubba Wallace Noose Incident: Another Noose Disgustingly Discovered At Sonoma Raceway Bubba Wallace noose incident: Apparently another noose has been discovered at Sonoma Raceway in California. Local authorities are investigating the incident. Written By Just days after a noose was found hanging in the NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama, apparently another noose has been discovered at Sonoma Raceway in California. Sonoma Raceway GM and Track President, Steven Page confirmed the news on Monday stating a noose was found at the facility over the weekend. It was a piece of twine tied to look like a noose, which was found on a tree at the Raceway. Also Read | Bubba Wallace Noose Incident NOT A Bubba Wallace Hoax Despite Online Speculation Suggesting OtherwiseNoose found at Sonoma Raceway: Similar to Bubba Wallace noose incident?“On Saturday, a Sonoma Raceway staff member discovered a piece of twine tied in what appeared to be a noose hanging from a tree on raceway property,” a statement from Steven Page read. “Our staff, on-site business tenants and local law enforcement have been contacted and asked to share any information they may have.” The statement also noted that the incident is being investigated by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. “Sonoma Raceway takes this incident very seriously and is dedicated to operating a facility that is welcoming to everyone,” the statement added. Sonoma Raceway is known for hosting NASCAR Cup Series races. It hosts the Toyota/Save Mart 350 event annually. This year’s event was moved to Charlotte Motor Speedway due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also Read | Bubba Wallace Hoax? No Charges In Bubba Wallace Noose IncidentSpeaking to NBC Sport, Steven Page said he was disgusted to see a noose being found on the property. Page said the employees of the raceway are very upset after the incident. As per reports, the Sheriff’s department will charge the perpetrator will ‘hate crime’ for his racist attack. The identity of the person who placed the noose on the property remains unknown. Meanwhile, according to the latest media reports about the ‘Bubba Wallace noose incident,’ no charges have been filed in the incident. The NASCAR investigation, as well as the investigation from the FBI, determined that the noose was in Garage No. 4 of Talladega Superspeedway since October 2019. The authorities further said nobody could have known Bubba Wallace would be assigned the same garage where the noose has been hanging for eight months now. Also Read | NASCAR Drivers Rally Around Bubba Wallace After Noose Was Found In Racer’s GarageThe video evidence during the NASCAR Investigation into the ‘Bubba Wallace noose incident’ confirmed that the noose was hanging in the garage from as early as October last year. “Richard Petty Motorsports fully cooperated with NASCAR and authorities as they conducted an investigation into the situation,” a statement from Richard Petty Motorsports read. “As a result of further investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), it was found that the item was not directed towards Wallace or members of the team. No member of Richard Petty Motorsports nor Wallace had any involvement with the presence of the rope.”last_img read more

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first_imgJose Mourinho will be sacked as Manchester United manager if he ‘gets up to his old tricks’ at Old Trafford, according to Dietmar Hamann.United lost their first game of Mourinho’s reign on Saturday as neighbours Manchester City claimed a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.The self-styled Special One turned on his players after the defeat, questioning whether some of them were able to cope with the pressures of the derby.But Hamann has warned the 53-year-old he must be ‘very careful’ airing criticisms in public and needs to be on his best behaviour at United to avoid a repeat of his Chelsea experience.Mourinho was sacked by the Blues midway last season after losing the dressing room at Stamford Bridge and following a well-documented fall-out with club doctor Eva Carneiro.Speaking to Jim White on talkSPORT, Champions League-winning former Liverpool star Hamann said: “The reason he lost the [Chelsea] dressing room was because, publicly, he was not only criticising but at times he was humiliating certain players and obviously the incident with the doctor didn’t help.“At times, it looked like he was begging to be sacked, which eventually did happen.“I said when he joined Manchester United, if he is up to his old tricks then he won’t last a long time.“No disrespect to Chelsea but Manchester United is an institution and there are people in the boardroom – Ferguson, Charlton – who won’t accept it. The club is far, far bigger than any individual. He has got to learn and change from last year.”last_img read more

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