News September 29, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arson attack destroys studio of local radio station in Oaxaca state May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the continuing acts of violence against the media that have been taking place in the southern state of Oaxaca for two months, and calls on the federal authorities to intervene. to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico Reporters Without Borders today condemned an arson attack that destroyed the studio of radio La Consentida 660 AM in Tehuantepec (in the southern state of Oaxaca) on 27 September. A station employee discovered the charred remains of the studio’s recording equipment at around 6 a.m., along with death threats against the station’s manager, Romualdo Santiago, daubed on the wallsThe threats were signed by the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO), a local group that has occupied news media in the course of its campaign to remove Oaxaca’s governor, Luis Ortiz.But the station’s owner, Humberto López-Lena Cruz, a parliamentary representative of the left-wing Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), said he doubted the APPO was responsible and that it was more likely the work of the supporters of Ortiz or his predecessor, José Murat, who are at odds with the local press._____________________________________________________________24.08.06 – Police fire on journalists in OaxacaReporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at another case of violence against journalists in the southern city of Oaxaca on 22 August, when newspaper photographers Jorge Luis Plata of Reforma and Luis Alberto Cruz of Milenio and a TV crew with Televisión Azteca came under fire while covering a police operation aimed at evicting APPO activists who had been occupying radio La Ley for the past 24 hours.Plata said they were photographing the police vehicles carrying out the eviction when the police began firing on them. They hid behind posts to avoid being shot. Edgar Galicia of Televisión Azteca said the police confiscated their cameras and microphones as well as all the mobile phones of the APPO members. The operation was ordered by municipal public safety coordinator Aristeo López Martínez and Oaxaca state police director Manuel Moreno Rivas. ___________________________________________________________22.08.06 – Oaxaca media become hostage to struggle between unions and state governorReporters Without Borders today roundly condemned a shooting attack on a local public television station in the southern city of Oaxaca yesterday while it was being used to broadcast an appeal for the Oaxaca state governor to resign. A trade unionist was injured in the attack, the latest serious press freedom violation in a ongoing struggle between unions and the governor, who is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Mexico’s ruling party for seven decades until 2000.“We are dismayed by the repeated attacks that have been seriously affecting press freedom for the past two months in Oaxaca,” the organisation said. “It is urgent that peace should be restored and that the armed attacks and occupations of public and privately-owned media should stop. The coexistence of free, critical and independent media is essential in any democracy.”Reporters Without Borders added: “In view of the impossibility of this problem being resolved by the local government, we call on the federal authorities to intervene and to put an end to the intimidation, threats and violence against media and journalists as soon as possible.”The station that came under fire yesterday morning by hooded gunmen was Canal 9, which is part of CORTV, the Oaxaca state public broadcaster. It has been occupied since 1 August by members of the Permanent Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO), a movement opposed to Governor Ulises Ruiz.The shooting caused damage to the studios and injured unionist Sergio Vale Jiménez, who was rushed to hospital. It also cut short the broadcasts which the APPO was carrying out with the help of employees held inside the station. At the time of the attack, the APPO was broadcasting the demands of the National Union of Education Workers (STNE), which is calling on the governor to step down.Later in the day, APPO members demonstrated peacefully outside 12 commercial radio stations, urging people to protest against the attack. Two stations, ACIR and La Ley, were occupied in the course of the protests so that the APPO could resume broadcasting its programmes. Its own radio stations have been out of commission following a recent attack.Presidential spokesman Rúben Aguilar said the attack on Canal 9 was ordered by the governor with the aim of recovering control of the public broadcaster. At the same time, Oaxaca state prosecutor Lizbeth Caña Cadena denied that police took part and said an investigation was under way.Yesterday’s shooting was just the latest in a series of attacks on the press. The newspaper Milenio reported on 16 August that its correspondent, Oscar Rodríguez, was attacked by APPO members who had previously accused him of inaccurate reporting. The daily newspaper Diario was the target of an attack on 9 August in which several people were injured.Some 15 hooded individuals burst into the studios of Radio Universidad (an APPO station) on 8 August and used acid to damage equipment. On 3 August, the APPO threatened to attack the offices of the newspapers Tiempo and Extra, accusing them of being in cahoots with the governor. Both newspapers reacted to the threats by closing down their offices. Reports RSF_en News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Dec 2019 9:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Mesut Ozil urged Arsenal fans to ‘trust the process’ after the draw against BournemouthArteta was buoyed by Ozil’s display following his first game in charge of Arsenal.‘To be fair his attitude in training since the day that I walked in the building has been incredible,’ Arteta said after the draw against Bournemouth.‘I’ve seen this. I’ve said that I was going to give a clean slate to everybody and it was fair to give it to him.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When we did the game preparation and were watching the opponents, where we could hurt them, we believed that he could be a key point.‘We prepared the game like this with him.‘He responded, did what he had to do, and we could’ve scored two or three goals because of him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Mesut Ozil impressed Mikel Arteta during Arsenal’s draw with Bournemouth (Getty Images)Mesut Ozil has shown his support for Mikel Arteta by urging Arsenal fans to ‘trust the process’ following the team’s draw against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.After being appointed as Unai Emery’s permanent replacement last week, Arteta took charge of Arsenal for the first time on Thursday.But the Gunners could only register a point as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bournemouth.Dan Gosling opened the scoring for Eddie Howe’s side before half time but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised in the second half to earn a draw for Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENTOzil, meanwhile, was restored to the team after he was dropped by Freddie Ljungberg for the goalless draw against Everton last weekend.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd after the match, Ozil posted on Twitter: ‘Unlucky to not get the victory. But many positive things to take away from the game. Trust the process.’ Comment Mesut Ozil shows support for Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s draw with Bournemouth Advertisement
FoxNews 27 March 2014A huge proportion of young men say they have ended up submitting to unwanted sexual advances—and 95% of the time, a female they knew was the aggressor, according to new research.The study found that 43% of high school or college-age men reported being coerced into unwanted sexual behavior, CBS reports. “Sexual victimization continues to be a pervasive problem in the United States, but the victimization of men is rarely explored,” the lead researcher said in a press release.“Our findings can help lead to better prevention by identifying the various types of coercion that men face and by acknowledging women as perpetrators against men.” How the coercion broke down: 18% said they were physically forced into it; 31% said they were verbally compelled.Around half of the students who gave in ended up having intercourse, while 40% said the result was kissing or fondling, the Smithsonian notes. Some 7% said they were coerced after being given alcohol or drugs—and experienced “significant distress” as a result.http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/03/27/nearly-half-young-men-report-sexual-coercion/
Murphy says he’s got a mask, gloves and wipes for his cross-country flight, which comes at a time when much of the world is locked down.___The NHL’s chief medical officer expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better.Dr. Winne Meeuwisse says the virus “really just entering the rapid acceleration phase” in North America. That makes it unclear when hockey might resume.He says the league is thankful only two players have tested positive for COVID-19 so far and its hopeful weeks of isolation will prevent more from contracting the virus. Players and staff have been told to self-quarantine until at least April 4. There is no timeline for when players might be able to start working out in small groups or report to team training facilities. Meeuwisse says the trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. and Canada will determine when that might be possible.Varying recommendations and lockdown regulations across the league’s 31 markets could impact how the NHL proceeds. Meeuwisse and deputy commissioner Bill Daly are still unsure whether fans would be allowed in for potential games when they resume.___Mary Roman, a world-class senior athlete who held numerous national age records in track and field, has died of complications from COVID-19. She was 83.Mayor Harry Rilling of Norwalk, Connecticut, made the announcement. Roman, who also served for 20 years as Norwalk’s city clerk, died Monday night at Norwalk Hospital. March 25, 2020 Federer writes on his social media accounts that “these are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind.”The announcement was the first post on his Twitter and Instagram accounts in more than three weeks.Federer underwent surgery on his right knee five weeks ago and hoped to return for grass-court tournaments in June. The men’s tennis tour has since shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.Federer says he and wife hope “others might join in supporting more families in need.”___ Major League Soccer has extended its moratorium on team training through April 3 and still wants players to stay in their team’s local market.MLS has targeted May 10 as a potential return date.Team training facilities may be used only for physical therapy purposes at the direction of the team’s medical staff.___Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, say they have donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.02 million) “for the most vulnerable families” in Switzerland. Aqueduct has extended the suspension of live horse racing through at least April 5 because of the impact of the new coronavirus in New York.As a result, the $750,000 Wood Memorial has been postponed. No make-up date has been determined yet for the major Kentucky Derby prep that was to be run on April 4.Last Thursday, the New York Racing Association suspended racing at Aqueduct after confirmation that a backstretch worker who lived and worked at Belmont Park tested positive for COVID-19. The Belmont backstretch is home to 585 workers who tend to the daily care of more than 1,300 horses stabled on the property.The pandemic has affected other prep races for the Kentucky Derby, which itself was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. The Sunland Derby in New Mexico and Blue Grass and Lexington stakes in Kentucky have been canceled, along with the UAE Derby. The Arkansas Derby was pushed back from April 11 to May 2. For now, the Florida Derby on March 28 and Santa Anita Derby on April 4 are still scheduled. The Belgian soccer league says clubs should not apply for temporary layoffs for their players despite matches remaining suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.The league asked clubs not to burden the government’s temporary unemployment scheme for employees forced out of work because of the lockdown measures implemented in Belgium.The league says exceptions can be made only “for urgent economic reasons.”The league also says it’s too early to decide when matches can resume.___ Richeze wrote on Instagram that two tests for COVID-19 had come back negative and he was discharged Wednesday.That status of Richeze’s teammate, Fernando Gaviria, remains unknown after he also tested positive for the virus. Two staff members for UAE Team Emirates also tested positive, and the entire team remains in voluntary quarantine.The second edition of the UAE Tour, a major early season stage race, was canceled with two stages left. Riders and support staff for all 22 teams were isolated, though nearly all of them now have been cleared to leave the country.___The All England Club says it is still evaluating whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to make a decision next week. The message was sent to the Texas Hospital Association and Medical City of Arlington and Dallas.“We’re just trying to say thank you to all of these people on the front lines,” Woodward said Wednesday. “The first responders are first on the scene to a lot of these things. … The doctors, nurses, everybody, they’re putting themselves at risk for all of us.”Woodward said his wife isn’t currently working in a hospital. She finished a nursing contract at the end of February in Arizona, where they live, and is going back to school for another license.The Woodwards are also joining Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and his wife, Robyn, to provide meals to health care workers at Medical City of Arlington and Dallas.___ ___IOC president Thomas Bach says government guidelines imposing restrictions on daily life only into next month and even President Donald Trump’s target of the “middle of April” to lift them are among the reasons why he waited so long to postpone the Tokyo Olympics.Bach says “we were in line with these developments” until World Health Organization leaders said Monday the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating.Bach and the International Olympic Committee faced mounting criticism from athletes last week for publicly supporting holding the Tokyo Games in July and August.Bach was asked on a conference call why the postponement decision came only after much of the world was in lockdown. He says “we could not see (government) measures being taken lasting until July.” Now that the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for up to a year because of the coronavirus outbreak, world-class athletes have plenty of free time.American swimming star Ryan Murphy, who won three gold medals at the 2016 Rio Games, is planning to fly home to Jacksonville, Florida,from his training base at Cal-Berkeley.“I haven’t been home in a year and half,” the 24-year-old Murphy told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “It’s been forever. That’s the silver lining to all the madness. My parents are home and I suddenly get to spend a lot more time with them. I’m looking forward to it.”Murphy’s coach Dave Durden, one of the head coaches for the U.S. team in Tokyo, essentially wrapped up the season after Tuesday’s announcement by the International Olympic Committee. He met with his each of his swimmers and told them to take a few weeks off.“That’s closure for now,” Murphy said. “We’re taking a step back and trying to create a plan and refocusing toward 2021.” Roman, who also served for 20 years as Norwalk’s city clerk, died Monday night at Norwalk Hospital, Mayor Harry Rilling said.A childhood polio survivor, Roman began competing in senior track events in 1989 and won hundreds of medals, mostly in the throwing disciplines.At various times, she held the American record in the shot put in the women’s 65-69, 70-74 and 75-79 age groups. She also was once the nation’s top-ranked thrower and ranked eighth in the world in the weight throw in the 75-79 age group.___Argentine cyclist Max Richeze has been released from a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, where the UAE Team Emirates rider spent 18 days after testing positive for the coronavirus following the cancellation of the UAE Tour. The Latest: Texas Rangers manager thanks health care workers ___NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed the 32 teams to close their facilities to all but a select few employees by 6 p.m. Wednesday. In a memo to the teams, Goodell said the restrictions meant as a safeguard against the new coronavirus will be in force until at least April 8. Then the league will re-evaluate, using advice from medical experts and health authorities. The few exceptions include trainers and doctors treating players, security and technology personnel.The NFL has gotten some pushback for not postponing the draft scheduled for April 23-25 while the rest of the sports world is largely shut down. The league is developing a new format because it has scrapped the public events set for Las Vegas. ___ The Spanish soccer federation has announced measures to help smaller clubs financially.The measures include a loan of 4 million euros ($4.3 million) to help pay the salaries of players and coaches.The loan will be available to clubs from the third and fourth divisions, and futsal clubs. It can be paid back without interest over two seasons.The federation also says it will negotiate a credit line for teams in the first and second division.Federation president Luis Rubiales says the federation’s doctors will be made available to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, and the national team’s hotel can be used as a hospital if necessary. A childhood polio survivor, Roman began competing in senior track events in 1989 and won hundreds of medals, mostly in the throwing disciplines. At various times, she held the American record in the shotput in the women’s 65-69, 70-74 and 75-79 age groups. She was once the nation’s top-ranked thrower and ranked eighth in the world in the weight throw in the 75-79 age group. In 2016, she was named Connecticut Masters Games Athlete of the Year. Former Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia told Hearst Connecticut Media that he didn’t think he ever met a person who didn’t like Mary Roman.”___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward and his wife Erin, a trauma nurse, have recorded a message thanking first responders and health care workers. The United Center is going to be turned into a logistics hub to help with Illinois’ response to the novel coronavirus.The United Center and the surrounding area will be used for front-line food distribution, first responder staging and collecting medical supplies. “On behalf of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, our athletes, our front offices and our dedicated United Center personnel, our thoughts and support are with the people of this great city and state,” a spokesman for the United Center said in a release. “Together, we will get through this.”___Mary Roman, a world-class senior athlete who held numerous national age records in track and field, has died of complications from COVID-19, the mayor of Norwalk said. She was 83. That’s when the club’s main board is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting.Main-draw play at Wimbledon is slated to start June 29 and preparations for the tournament are supposed to begin in late April.The club’s statement Wednesday says that postponing the two-week grass-court tournament would not come “without significant risk and difficulty” because of the surface.Playing without fans has been ruled out. Wimbledon hasn’t been canceled since World War II.___ NASCAR says in a memo to teams that one of its employees at track at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee was not identified and NASCAR said the individual has been receiving medical care and all potentially exposed have been told to self-quarantine. NASCAR was at Atlanta scheduled to race March 15 without spectators. But two days prior to the race, NASCAR postponed Atlanta and last weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which instead was converted into a virtual iRacing event broadcast on Fox Sports 1 with 35 drivers. NASCAR has suspended its season through May 9 and will race at least five more iRaces, televised on Fox, during the stoppage.___ Associated Press ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in line with principle of gratitude has showered praises on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for its many contributions toward Liberia’s post-war development.Like other partners, President Sirleaf on the National Day of China on September 11, acknowledged the far-eastern country for its tremendous role played in sectors including health, infrastructure and education of Liberia.Not forgetting the most recent one during the period of health crisis in the country, the President recalled that China was the first to respond to the health emergency need of Liberia during the Ebola.“China was the first to respond to Liberia’s need during the Ebola crisis with materials and equipment. China also sent a cargo plane loaded with equipment and materials worth US$1.8 million, and constructed a 100-bedroom Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) and equipped same with trained medical staff,” President Sirleaf noted.She also acknowledged that Liberia-China relations have been carried out by both countries with due respect and the spirit of cooperation.According to President Sirleaf, Liberia and China have continued to uphold the United Nations Charter and respect each other’s sovereignty with equality.China has remained one of the major development partners to Liberia since its civil war ended 12 years ago, and has assisted in areas of infrastructure, education and health, and its promised projects including the ministerial complex and renovation the SKD Sports Complex, amongst others still standing by to be completed.Regarding these promised projects, President Sirleaf said though she has been angry over the delay, she cannot blame the people of China but can only say, “Liberia is waiting.”Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhang Yue also acknowledged strides Liberia is making in its post-Ebola recovery and reiterated that China is going to speed up with constructions of the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC), the ministerial complex, the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, annexes of the National Legislature and the diplomatic lounge of the Roberts International Airport.He also promised that China will help Liberia to break the bottlenecks in development such as insufficient infrastructure and human resources.“China will encourage and support Chinese enterprises to participate in the development of infrastructure in various ways and will promote capacity-building for Liberia by sending more experts to Liberia and providing more training opportunities in China,” Ambassador Yue added.Furthermore, Ambassador Yue said China will also enhance the cooperation with Liberia in manufacturing sector so that Liberia can make best use of and add value to its own resources and improve its sustainable self-development capacity.Meanwhile, the 66th National Day of the People’s Republic of China also marked its 70th anniversary of victory of Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese aggression and the world Anti-Fascist War.During World War II, Japan proved to be the strongest in the east, waging war against neighboring countries including China, but China fought for 14 years and at the end claimed victory over Japan.Japan’s aggression especially came to a halt when United States retaliated with the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki following the bombing it (Japan) carried out against the U.S. on Pearl Harbor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Join us to get in-game insights and analysis Sunday when the 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium starting at 1:05 p.m.The 49ers (3-10) may currently hold the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, but San Francisco is coming off an impressive win over the Denver Broncos and are playing much better these days. Tight end George Kittle, who is likely headed to the Pro Bowl, has emerged as one of the NFL’s most dangerous receivers — he caught seven passes for 210 yards and a TD in …
As any pro football player knows, having the proper equipment is critical to ensuring safety.New Raider Antonio Brown may not have that lesson down, leading to a painful foot condition.“Pro Football Talk Live” co-host Chris Simms reports that Brown’s blistered feet are the result of improper use of a cryotherapy machine. A team source confirmed that information to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Wednesday before another practice Brown missed.Apparently Brown, the dazzling wide receiver in his …
FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx forward Plenette Pierson flexes her muscles to celebrate after a play by center Sylvia Fowles during the third quarter against the Atlanta Dream in a WNBA basketball game in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota secured the top seed in the WNBA playoffs while the Los Angeles Sparks will be the two seed. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Maya Moore scored 26 points and Renee Montgomery added 18 to help the Minnesota Lynx secure the top seed in the WNBA playoffs with an 86-72 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.Minnesota (27-7) finished the season a game ahead of Los Angeles (26-8). Both teams have byes until in the semifinals on Sept. 12.Washington (18-16) is the sixth seed and plays the Dallas Wings on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kristi Toliver hit a 3-pointer with 4:28 remaining to pull Washington within 80-71, but Moore answered at the other end and the Mystics didn’t score again until the 2:09 mark.Toliver led Washington with 20 points. Elena Delle Donne added 12 points in just 18 minutes and Krystal Thomas grabbed 14 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was Minnesota’s final game at the Xcel Energy Center as the Lynx will play their home playoff games at the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena. The team is moving to accommodate the Minnesota Wild’s preseason schedule.SPARKS 81, SUN 70 LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOS ANGELES — Nneka Ogwumike scored 21 points and Candace Parker had a double-double as the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks closed the WNBA regular season with a win over Connecticut.Los Angeles (26-8) went 15-1 at home, but finished a game behind Minnesota for the top seed in the playoffs. The Sparks have a bye until the semifinals. The Sun (21-13) are the fourth seed and have a first-round bye.Parker had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Sparks and Odyssey Sims had 16 points.Courtney Williams led the Suns with 19 points. Jonquel Jones had 10 rebounds to finish with 403, the first player in league history to surpass 400. Tina Charles held the old record at 398. With 10 points, Jones had 20 double-doubles this season.LIBERTY 82, WINGS 81ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief ROSEMONT, Illinois — Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, making two free throws with 15.6 seconds left for a three-point lead, and Seattle beat Chicago.The Storm rallied to take a 79-78 lead with 3:11 left as Jewell Loyd’s open 3-pointer from the corner capped a 9-0 run.After Stewart’s makes, Allie Quigley curled around a high screen but her long 3 was off the mark. Seattle’s Noelle Quinn sealed it by making two free throws with 11.2 seconds left.Loyd added 25 points for Seattle (15-19), which plays at Phoenix on Wednesday night in the first round of the playoffs. Stewart made 10 of 12 at the stripe as the Storm only missed three free throws in 27 attempts.Kahleah Copper paced Chicago (12-22) with 18 points. Courtney Vandersloot set a WNBA record in the third quarter for the highest single-season assists average. Her eight assists per game surpassed Ticha Penicheiro’s 2002 mark of 7.9. MOST READ ARLINGTON, Texas — Tina Charles had 18 points and 18 rebounds to help New York clinch the third seed in the playoffs with a win over the Wings and extend the Liberty’s winning streak to 10 games.The Liberty (22-12) matched the franchise record for longest winning streak and have a first-round bye. The seventh-seeded Wings (16-18) play at No. 6 Washington in a one-game playoff on Wednesday.Trailing 82-79 after a Charles putback with 22.1 seconds to play, the Wings missed, but forced a turnover and Aerial Powers scored on a putback with 3.7 seconds left. When the Liberty inbounded the ball in the frontcourt after a timeout, they had a backcourt violation, giving Dallas one last shot. Skylar Diggins-Smith’s attempt from the 3-point line bounced off the rim at the buzzer.MERCURY 84, DREAM 70PHOENIX — Brittney Griner scored 30 points as the Phoenix Mercury closed the regular season with a victory over the Dream on Sunday to secure the fifth seed in the playoffs.Phoenix (18-16) will host Seattle on Wednesday night.Griner reached the 30-point mark for the sixth time in her career with a reverse layup with 1:23 remaining in the fourth quarter. She blocked Elizabeth Williams’ shot at the other end. All six of her 30-point games have come this season.Leilani Mitchell added 18 points for Phoenix and Diana Taurasi was held to nine points on 3-of-12 shooting.Rookie Brittney Sykes scored a career-best 33 points for Atlanta (12-22). She was 12 of 19 from the floor and made seven free throws. 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Wayne Rooney Rooney setting no targets as he edges towards Shearer goal record Chris Burton 02:54 12/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Everton Premier League The Everton forward has passed the 200-goal mark in the Premier League but insists he is not overly concerned about raising the all-time scoring bar Wayne Rooney’s efforts for Everton and Manchester United have taken him past 200 Premier League goals, but he is not targeting the all-time record.The 32-year-old became a double centurion early on in the 2017-18 campaign when he netted against Manchester City.His haul has since moved on to 208 in English top-flight competition, with that tally including many memorable strikes – including one against Arsenal as a 16-year-old old, an overhead kick in a Manchester derby and an effort from inside his own half this season against West Ham. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Rooney is now edging towards Alan Shearer at the top of the Premier League roll of honour, but the former England captain insists that passing the Newcastle legend – who stands on 260 goals – is not part of his thoughts.“It’s nice to get into the 200 league goals and join Shearer in that, but it’s not something I’ve really looked at,” Rooney told the Premier League’s official website.“I try to take each game and each week as it comes and those goals have gradually got more and more.”Rooney already has several records to his name, as the all-time leading goalscorer for Manchester United and England, but he maintains that personal goals have never been part of his makeup.He added: “I’ve never really been one to set targets.“I just continue playing, trying to score goals and help us win games.“If the goals tally up and reach the next milestone then that’ll be great for me and also for Everton.”Rooney is one of only two players to have reached 200 goals in Premier League competition, and one of only four to have contributed 100 or more assists – alongside Ryan Giggs, Cesc Fabregas and Frank Lampard.Chasing down Shearer will take some doing, as he sits 52 efforts short, but a modern day icon has looked sharp for Everton this season and will feel that he still has plenty of football left in him yet.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State has bolstered its depth along the offensive line, with the announcement on Wednesday that former Minnesota center Tyler Moore will transfer to OSU.It’s been a long process dealing with transferring from the University of Minnesota,” Moore said on twitter. “I am glad to announce that it’s finally over. I am committing to the Oklahoma State University and I am enrolling this spring semester! I am excited for my future, I cannot wait to be on campus and work with Coach Gundy and Adkins.”Minnesota controversially fired its head coach Tracy Claeys after one season as head coach, and hired #rowtheboat expert PJ Fleck away from Western Michigan.Moore was a two-year starter for the Golden Gophers who made 20 consecutive starts at center, where OSU could use some help and experience outside Brad Lundblade.He will sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules and play in the 2018 football season, but will be on campus this week to enroll early and get to work.