Remembering Guyana’s first World boxing champion!

first_img…Andrew ‘Six Heads’ Lewis five years after his deathMAY 4, 2015, the boxing fraternity plunged into mourning after news that Andrew ‘Six Heads’ Lewis died in the vicinity of Covent Garden, on the East Bank of Demerara. He was 44-years old.Andrew “Six Heads” Lewis after winning the WBA World Welterweight Title by defeating James Page.With his casket draped in the Golden Arrowhead and the WBA welterweight belt resting on top of it, Guyana’s first World boxing champion, Andrew ‘Six Heads’ Lewis said goodbye to his many fans. Lewis made his final ‘hooray’ on May 14, 2015, as the man who many will remember for his famous 7th round TKO win over American James Page on February 17, 2001, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.Reports stated that the former World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion was riding his bicycle, heading to a popular ‘coconut’ spot near his home – a place he visits daily – when he was struck from behind by a motor car.A resident of Albouystown, Lewis was remembered not only for his exploits in the ring, but for his kindness; a man that would give his last to someone if he believed that the person needed it more than he did.Lewis, at the time of his climb to the top, was the number one welterweight contender in the WBA rankings and was undefeated in 20 professional fights, knocking out 18 of his opponents. The beloved Lewis was hunting an achievement that would make him a legend if accomplished.With an entire nation behind him, Lewis went on to win via TKO against Page in the 7th of their 12-round contest.He became his country’s Champion, after great fighters before him, like Patrick Ford, Lennox Blackmore, Terrence Alli, Dennis Andries, Wayne Harris and Andrew Murray (just to name a few) had all failed to do in their illustrious careers.The boy from Albouystown turned ‘Pro’ in 1993, first stepping into the ring against Fitzroy Davidson. Eight years later, he sat on top of the world, immortalised by Guyanese at home and abroad. He would finish his career in 2008, with a ring record of 23 wins, four losses and two draws from 29 outings in the ring.Two years after Lewis’s death (March 24, 2017 to be exact), Manx Powers, the man charged with causing the death of the former World Champion, walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court a free man.Magistrate Fabayo Azore dismissed the charge against Powers, who was on trial for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving, on the grounds that there was not enough evidence against him.last_img read more

Argentine ‘Hooligans’ Barred from Eagles’ Match in Russia

first_imgFemi Solaja with reportsThe usual vociferous Argentine football fans that have held sway at almost every World Cup matches between the Super Eagles and the South American nation will be absent this summer when the two countries face-off in the final Group D match in Russia next month.Reason, the Argentine government yesterday confirmed that it will sign an accord with Russia aimed at preventing the country’s known more than 3, 000 hooligans who are expected to travel to this year’s World Cup from doing so.At the last edition of the tournament in Brazil, several Albeceleste fans in their thousands stormed the Estadio Beira in Porto Alegre, which was a border city between the host country and Argentina and harassed many Nigerian supporters before the 3-2 win against the African representative. Record of thefts and harassments were prevalent at every venue when the former world champions play at the tournament thus raising a major concern to both the government and the games’ world governing body FIFA.In view of this development, the new deal, which will be formally signed in the coming days, includes the names of fans banned from Argentine soccer grounds and other known members of the notorious barras bravas, the organised fan groups who have wreaked havoc at local stadiums.“A list of 400 names of Argentines who will not be able to enter stadiums was handed over and it is estimated that the definitive database will have around 3000 names,” said, the National Director of Security at Argentine football matches, Guillermo Madero.The information will be shared with airlines and Russian immigration authorities and Argentine officials say the Fan ID, which supporters get when they buy tickets to the games, will act as another barrier.Argentina will also send six law enforcement officials to Russia to help coordinate with local police and officials from the other 30 competing nations.The barras are fixtures at most top Argentine clubs and have been responsible for much of the violence that has sullied the domestic game in recent years.In addition to launching violent attacks on other fans, and sometimes even players, they control the sale of some tickets and are often involved in other illegal activities outside football.Argentine media have reported that barras from Boca Juniors met with their counterparts from Russian clubs Dynamo Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg in February and officials are taking as many preventive measures as possible.“We believe that the barras will go to Russia whatever but they are not going to get into the grounds,” said Juan Manuel Lugones, the executive secretary of the agency set up to prevent violence at sports events in Buenos Aires.Some 44, 882 Argentines have bought tickets for the tournament, according to the latest FIFA figures.The South Americans will kick off their Group D campaign on June 16 in Moscow against Iceland, before facing Croatia in Nizhni Novgorod and Super Eagles of Nigeria in St Petersburg for the last group match.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NBA wrap: Bucks top Rockets; Clippers clinch playoff spot

first_img Lakers reportedly could be eyeing these 2 candidates to replace Luke Walton Very ferocious Dwight jams are the best Dwight jams.— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) March 27, 2019What’s Next?Pacers (45-29) at Thunder (43-31) 8 p.m. ET — Fourth-seeded Indiana has already clinched a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. Oklahoma City, however, hasn’t accomplished this yet. The Thunder are seventh in the Western Conference and will face a cold Pacers team that has lost four of their last five games. Rockets star James Harden and the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo have been the front-runners for MVP for most of the season. Milwaukee claimed a 108-94 victory against Houston at Fiserv Forum.Antetokounmpo scored 19 points and racked up 14 rebounds in his team’s win. Eric Bledsoe recorded a team-high 23 points, though. Related News Heat honor Chris Bosh with jersey retirement, tribute videocenter_img Tuesday was an exciting night in the NBA.Two league MVP contenders faced off, and yet another Western Conference team clinched a playoff berth. Harden had an off night, scoring 23 points on just 9-of-26 shooting.If the Bucks and Rockets meet again, it’ll be in the NBA Finals.Meanwhile, the Clippers clinched a spot in the postseason with a 122-111 win over the Timberwolves.Los Angeles’ Danilo Gallinari led all scorers with 25 points, which helped his team fight off solid scoring performances from Karl-Anthony Towns (24) and Andrew Wiggins (22).6th straight win & it is a #NBAPlayoffs clincher… @LAClippers win 122-111! #ClipperNationDanilo Gallinari: 25 PTS, 10 REBLou Williams: 20 PTS, 7 ASTMontrezl Harrell: 18 PTS, 5 REB— NBA (@NBA) March 27, 2019Time is winding down. The Jazz, Thunder, Spurs and Kings are still looking to punch their tickets to the playoffs in the Western Conference.Studs of the NightKemba Walker’s 38 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists powered the Hornets to a 125-116 overtime victory over the Spurs.Trae Young tallied 33 points and 12 assists, leading the Hawks past the Pelicans, 130-120.Jamal Murray scored a game-high 33 points in the Nuggets’ 95-92 victory against the Pistons.Bradley Beal poured in 32 points as the Wizards fell to the Lakers, 124-106.Duds of the NightJeremy Lin scored two points on 1-of-9 shooting, but Toronto beat Chicago, 112-103.Kelly Olynyk only managed four points on 1-of-7 shooting in Miami’s 104-99 loss to Orlando.HighlightsLance Stephenson’s handles sent Washington’s Jeff Green stumbling all the way to the baseline.Lance making them dance is our @budweiserusa Moment of the Week— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 27, 2019Dwight Powell reached back to finish this alley-oop in the Mavericks’ 125-121 loss to the Kings.last_img read more

Floyd County jury finds Charles City woman guilty of trying to murder her mother

first_imgCHARLES CITY — A Charles City woman accused of trying to kill her mother by injecting her with insulin has been convicted by a Floyd County jury.A criminal complaint says 44-year-old Jennifer Bean was accused of being involved in a domestic dispute with her mother on November 6th of last year, with officers responding after a hangup of a 9-1-1 call. Bean was arrested the next day after authorities accused her of injecting her mother with insulin, which if it had not been treated, could have resulted in coma and eventual death.Bean’s trial started last Monday with the defense resting on Friday. After closing arguments on Monday morning, it took the jury about three hours to convict Bean of attempted murder, a Class B felony which carries a maximum 25 year prison term.Bean is scheduled to be sentenced on September 30th.last_img read more

VAR confusion could blight World Cup – Southgate

first_imgSouthgate added that he is against the use of technology, as in England’s Premier League, despite the huge financial considerations wrong decisions can affect.“I prefer referee’s decision is final. It’s sport and we shouldn’t be talking abut how much money it’s cost or lost.” England were on course to back up their 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Friday and draws against World Cup favourites Germany and Brazil back in November thanks to Jamie Vardy’s 26th-minute opener.“Generally over the two games I’m really pleased,” added Southgate.“In the last four games we’ve played four of the biggest countries in the world, at different levels of progression, and been competitive in every one.”Insigne’s equaliser was the first goal England have conceded in six games.However, the hosts could have been punished far earlier for a lackadaisical start but for some poor finishing from Ciro Immobile. The Lazio striker has scored 34 goals this season, but twice failed to get his shot away in time after pouncing on a pair of errors by John Stones inside the first three minutes.Immobile’s best chance came 10 minutes later when he met Antonio Candreva’s enticing cross unmarked at the back post, but again failed to find the target as his header drifted over.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2center_img London, United Kingdom | AFP | England manager Gareth Southgate believes a lack of clarity over the video assistant referee (VAR) system could blight the 2018 World Cup.Southgate’s side were denied another impressive World Cup warm-up friendly result as Lorenzo Insigne’s penalty three minutes from time salvaged a 1-1 draw for Italy at Wembley on Tuesday.However, the visitors were only awarded a spot-kick after German referee Deniz Aytekin overturned his initial decision not to give a penalty when substitute Federico Chiesa tumbled under the challenge of James Tarkowski using VAR.“I’m glad it’s not the World Cup just yet,” said Southgate. “I think the ruling is ‘clear and obvious’ and it’s not. It’s one you can debate all day.”last_img read more