Three injured in two-car crash

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest A woman eight months pregnant and an elderly couple were injured in a rollover crash Thursday afternoon.Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue were called about a rollover around 1 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Grant Avenue and 17th Street.Emergency vehicles arrived on scene to find a Kia flipped over on its top and a Cadillac with its front caved in at the intersection.Patrick Takeda, who was sitting in his car at the intersection when the accident happened, said the Kia was trying to turn left onto Grant Avenue, causing Cadillac, being driven by a woman, to collide into its side, which caused the Kia to flip over.Dispatch stated over the radio that the couple inside of the Kia was taken to Medical Center Hospital, and the woman in the Cadillac was taken to Odessa Regional Medical Center.A woman who was at the scene of the accident had talked to the woman driving the Cadillac before she was taken away by ambulance, who said she was eight months pregnant.The condition of the three victims is unknown at this time. Local News By admin – April 12, 2018 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Three injured in two-car crash WhatsApp Previous articleMcDonald violates bond, back in jailNext articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian, Odessa High return to diamond adminlast_img read more

Fans want board-level changes at Arsenal

first_imgThe Arsenal board need to look at themselves rather than just the narrower issue of Arsene Wenger’s future at the club when they meet on Thursday, according to a supporters’ group. Arsenal appear on course for an eighth trophyless season in a row, but despite that Wenger’s job does not appear to be under threat as he still has the support of majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. However, the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust (AST) has called for the board to reassess their own role in the team’s success and create a more challenging environment. “At the meeting the board must review its approach to much more than just the position of Arsene Wenger,” an AST spokesperson told Press Association Sport. “The board needs to consider recruiting new members with exposure to the football world who can support and challenge Wenger to be a better manager. “It’s wrong to focus on just him at the moment. Every single non-executive director of the club is over 70 years old and it is time for some fresh blood. We would call for Stan Kroenke to meet with (second-largest shareholder) Alisher Usmanov to work out how to make it stronger.” The Gunners’ trophy cabinet has been empty since 2005 when they lifted their last piece of silverware, the FA Cup, and this season looks set to end without success. Arsenal were knocked out of the Capital One Cup in a penalty shoot-out by npower League Two side Bradford in December, were beaten by Championship side Blackburn at home in the FA Cup last weekend, and their Champions League campaign has been left in tatters following a 3-1 defeat at the Emirates by Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last 16 tie. Wenger’s side also face an uphill struggle to secure a Champions League place for next season as they are currently in fifth place, four points behind great north London rivals Tottenham. However, AST insisted now is not the time to assess Wenger’s performance, but plans must be put in place to improve the structure of the club for the coming season. “Our position is that we review the manager at the end of the season,” the AST spokesperson said. “The board must ask hard questions about itself and not just the manager. “AST members are not happy with the current situation. We think the club needs to review how they scout, recruit and pay players as the current approach is creating a depreciation in competitiveness. It is time for Kroenke to show to Arsenal fans some of his vision, to end his silence and to engage properly with them.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

AC Milan’s Kevin Constant walks off pitch after racist abuse

first_imgAC Milan midfielder Kevin Constant walked off the pitch during a pre-season tournament match against fellow Serie A side Sassuolo on Tuesday in response to alleged racist abuse.The 26-year-old Guinea international kicked the ball into the crowd and left the pitch in the 34th minute.Milan sent on a substitute, and an announcement warned the game would be stopped if further incidents occurred.The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has announced an immediate inquiry.A statement from FIGC read: “The Federal Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation to ascertain the extent of the racist incident that took place at the Stadio del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia during the Milan-Sassuolo match, which saw AC Milan player Kevin Constant the subject of chants from some supporters in the stands.”Constant’s actions emulate Kevin-Prince Boateng’s in January.The Ghana international sparked a walk-off during AC Milan’s match against Italian lower division club Pro Patria by picking up the ball midway through the first half and kicking it into the crowd before removing his shirt – he was then followed off by both sets of players and officials.While Boateng had plenty of backing, it appears that Milan are less supportive of Constant’s decision to leave the field.The club said in a statement: “This was not a decision he should have taken upon himself to make. “Despite his more than understandable reasons and the anger he must have felt, AC Milan would like to remind everyone that the only people responsible for intervening against any manifestations that offend the human dignity, which includes racial discrimination, are the referee in charge of the match and the head of public safety.”However, the statement added that racism deserves “zero tolerance”.In May, Fifa announced new measures to tackle racism, declaring that teams could be relegated or expelled from competitions for serious incidents of racism as a result of tough new powers.last_img read more

Ronaldo denies disrespectful comments about Messi

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has taken to Facebook to deny allegations that he made offensive comments about Leo Messi, from the privacy of the Real Madrid dressing room.According to journalist, Guillem Balagué’s book, titled ‘Messi’, the Portuguese referred to the Argentine as ‘motherf***er’ in front of his teammates, who joked with Cristiano about things like whether he carried his tiny dog, Messi, inside his bag.The Real Madrid man has moved quickly to deny the allegations. “It’s completely untrue that I made offensive comments about Lionel Messi. I’ve instructed my lawyers to take action and sue those responsible.I have the utmost respect for all of my fellow footballers and Messi is obviously no exception”, he said.last_img

Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt: Five things we learned

first_imgLiverpool star Mohamed Salah’s second goal of the 2018 World Cup was not enough to save Egypt as they suffered defeat in their final group game. The Pharaohs were beaten 2-1 by Saudi Arabia, their first World Cup win in 24 years. THE SAUDIS PLAYED GOOD FOOTBALLI must say that the Saudi’s were impressive with the confidence with which they possessed the ball. With 62% ball possession and 22 attempts on goal, Saudi Arabia gave a good account of themselves and ended up worthy winners.EGYPT’S DEFENSIVE APPROACH TO THE GAME AND WASTEFULNESSDefinitely, more was expected from Egypt other than the performance they came up with. They were too defensive and allowed Saudi Arabia to come at them so many times. A paltry 38% ball possession and 8 attempts on goal was testament to a lack of attacking audacity. In the first half, Egypt had 3 clear cut chances to go 2 goals up but they spurned them all.  At the end, Egypt got punished by their inability to convert those chances they had in the first half. SALAH’S MOVEMENT, A KEY TO EGYPT’S STYLEEgypt’s game plan was to sit back and allow Saudi Arabia to have possession of the ball. Whiles the Saudi’s push their defensive line higher in order to play an expansive brand of football, Egypt looked to rely on the movement and pace of Salah to get in behind Saudi Arabia’s backline. It worked to perfection on 4 different occasions in the first half and the Egyptians will be left ruing those missed opportunities.EL HADARY MAKES HISTORYEssam El Hadary made history as the oldest player to play in the world cup at age 45. He proved that age is just a number by coming up with some impressive saves which included a 41st minute penalty save from Fahad Mosaed Al Muwallad Al Harbi. He was just unfortunate as he was let down by awful defending.EGYPT’S QUESTIONABLE DEFENDING Egypt’s pressing was suspect as they relatively allowed the Saudi’s enough space and time on the ball. Ahmed Fathy and Abdel-Shafi Mohammed were also ineffective as Al Faraj Salman and Al Dawsari Salem had a great game at the flanks. Otayf Abdullah was also immense in the midfield for Saudi Arabia as he overshadowed Elneny and Hamed Tarek. It was a poor performance from the Egyptian midfielders as they failed to stamp their authority on the game.—Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and live streaming on Myjoyonline.com, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.last_img read more