Turkish football star confesses murdering five-year-old son

first_imgTurkish footballer Cevher Toktas has admitted to murdering his five-year-old son in a hospital in Bursa. On April 23, the Bursa Yildirim Spor player took his son to hospital after he showed symptoms of coronavirus. “I never wanted him, [ever] since he was born. I don’t know why I didn’t want him. “That was the only reason I killed him – because I didn’t want him. Read Also: Messi donates €500k towards the fight against COVID-19 “I don’t have any mental problem.” Toktas has been arrested and will be put on trial for homicide, for which he could be given a life sentence. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Actors That Started Their Careers On SoapsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Thailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks Hours later, Toktas told medical staff that his son was suffering from breathing problems and that, despite being moved to an ICU, he had died. Now, days later, Toktas has turned himself into police and confessed to killing his son himself simply because he didn’t like him. “I put a cushion on my son’s head, who was asleep with his mouth open, and I held it down for 15 minutes without stopping,” he confessed to the police.last_img read more

Wages gap widening – Woodward

first_img Woodward said: “In terms of player wages we are seeing inflation around it but we are also seeing, particularly within the Premier League, a fall in the acceleration around player wage growth. “I think [this is] due to financial fair play rules and the rules that have been put in place in the Premier League. “But when you look at the top end of wages, the top 10 teams in Europe or the top players, we are seeing inflation at that end. There is a bit of a mix going on and we will present a blend of that over the next three to five years.” Woodward added that he was “excited” by BT Sport’s deal for Champions League TV rights which should see English clubs earn an extra £10million to £15million annually from 2015. BT Sport outbid Sky and ITV to land the rights – it is paying nearly £900million for Champions League and Europa League matches, more than twice the current value. That is also likely to lead to more intense competition for the Premier League TV rights from 2016, as Sky will be even more desperate to retain them. Woodward said: “Sport is the ‘must-have’ content, its value has grown dramatically. “We are excited by the continuing rise in the value of sports content, evidenced, amongst other things, by the recently announced BT deal for the UK rights to broadcast the Champions League and Europa League matches for three seasons from 2015/16. “This deal represents a meaningful increase over the current arrangement, which should translate into higher broadcasting revenues for the participating clubs.” United’s overall debt remains much the same, at £361million, but the cost of servicing the debt has dropped considerably, by 21%, to £9.8million for the quarter primarily due to refinancing to achieve a much lower interest rate. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward believes the gap is widening between the salaries of the superstar players and those of the rank and file. Woodward envisages the very top players continuing to be able to demand higher and higher wages but UEFA’s financial fair play rules, and new regulations brought in this season by the Premier League, are bringing pressure to bear on salaries. United’s revenues rose by 29.1 per cent to £98million for the first quarter of this financial year thanks to new sponsorship deals and the effect of the new Premier League TV rights deals, but staff costs rose by 31% to £52.9million, partly due to player wage increases. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Doug Marrone reaches agreement to coach Buffalo Bills, ESPN reports

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Buffalo Bills and Doug Marrone have reached an agreement for Marrone to become their next head coach, ESPN reported Sunday.Marrone leaves Syracuse after four seasons. He led the Orange to a 25-25 record during that span, including two Pinstripe Bowl victories. After coaching at his alma mater, Marrone, who was the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints before becoming the head coach at Syracuse, is now back in the NFL.Attempts to reach Syracuse athletics for confirmation were unsuccessful.The former Syracuse head coach interviewed with the Cleveland Browns and had interest from the Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers in addition to Buffalo. Marrone will replace Chan Gailey, who went 16-32 as head coach.Marrone took over the Orange in 2009, and transformed a program that had won only 10 games during the four previous seasons under Greg Robinson. In his four seasons, Marrone led SU to records of 4-8, 8-5, 5-7 and 8-5.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter coaching at various colleges, he spent seven seasons as an assistant coach in the NFL. He was the offensive line coach with the Jets from 2002 to 2005, and was then with Drew Brees and the Saints from 2006 to 2008.The Bronx native restored Syracuse’s recruiting foothold in the New York City area. He led the Orange to a 36-34 win over Kansas State in the Pinstripe Bowl in just his second season with Syracuse.Syracuse started the 2012 season 2-4 amid turnovers and on-field blunders, but Marrone and the Orange reversed course and finished the year 5-1 en route to a postseason appearance.Syracuse beat West Virginia 38-14 in the Pinstripe Bowl. With that win, in addition to his NFL coaching experience, Marrone became an appealing candidate to return to the NFL.At the start of the season, Marrone oversaw an overhaul of Syracuse’s offense as the Orange adopted an up-tempo, no-huddle system. It’s a style that more and more NFL teams are running.Marrone is taking over a Bills team that struggled for more than a decade. Buffalo went 6-10 and finished tied for third in the AFC East. Marrone is also inheriting a quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, who finished 18th among NFL quarterbacks in passing yards with 3,400.Buffalo’s defense struggled throughout the season. The unit was 22nd in the NFL in total defense and 31st in rush defense.The Bills have not made the playoffs in 13 seasons.We will continue to provide updates on Marrone and Syracuse’s coaching situation throughout the day. Comments Published on January 6, 2013 at 8:18 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market

first_img Share Betting exchange Smarkets has been given the green light to begin operating in Sweden after gaining the necessary approval from the country’s regulator, Spelinspektionen.Smarkets will become the second license betting exchange in Sweden, and will see the exchange offer markets on sport, politics and current affairs.Commenting on the new licence, Jason Trost, Smarkets CEO/Founder, said: “We know that customers in Sweden have been eagerly anticipating us going live, so I’m very excited to launch the Smarkets exchange there.“I am confident that our market-leading prices and superior product will appeal to Swedish customers. The fact that we own our tech stack is one of the reasons we are able to offer the best pricing in the industry, and I’m really looking forward to growing our user base in Sweden.”Smarkets has already opened offices in the UK, as well as Malta and Los Angeles. The latest licence will support the exchange in growing its international footprint.Whilst Swedish customers will be able to use the Smarkets betting exchange, the company also introduced its SBK sportsbook app to bettors in the US state of Colorado in June, and plans to release SBK in Indiana before the end of the year. Related Articles Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

UFC 249 succeeded because of the simplicity of combat; NBA could struggle to follow suit

first_imgWe didn’t need a murmuring crowd to understand the depths of Tony Ferguson’s perseverance in his lightweight loss to Justin Gaethje. We barely required commentary (though Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier and Jon Anik did extremely well calling fights under the circumstances).As Ferguson took blow after blow to the face, his eyes swelling shut and his blood leaking onto the mat, his ability to stay on his feet until midway through Round 5 unlocked primal feelings perhaps intensified by the lonesome setting of his beating. His only strategy at the end was self-preservation.It’s unclear whether other pro sports in the U.S., typically reliant on many more complexities than the UFC, could achieve the same level of emotion without packed arenas and stadiums.The NBA in particular relies on in-game energy to play up mini-dramas throughout 48 minutes of regulation, with its fan-player dynamic an essential part of the tension that makes high-level basketball so compelling. Historic playoff memories are made iconic in part by the chaotic scenery of the sport — remove the Utah faithful standing behind the basket in the still shot of MJ’s 1998 NBA Finals winner, for example, and a different set of emotions are evoked.MORE: Ferguson reportedly suffers orbital fractureShould the NBA conclude its 2019-20 campaign — far from a sure bet — it might jump straight to the postseason, where crowd emotion is crucial to the experience.Warriors forward Draymond Green likely spoke for many pro players in reaction to New York not playing music in its arena during a throwback night in 2017 — the closest we’ve come to an empty arena NBA game in the past few years.”That was pathetic,” Green said. “It changed the flow of the game. It changed everything. You get used used to playing the game a certain way.”Draymond just destroyed the idea of playing no music during the game, calling it “disrespectful” and “trash.” pic.twitter.com/Zes1cCwvsK— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) March 6, 2017Green, who feeds off his surroundings, took part in one of the greatest NBA games of all time in 2016 when the Cavaliers beat his Warriors at Oracle Arena in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Out of all of the Golden State dynasty playoff games I’ve attended, no atmosphere came close to that. It was an instant classic that translated through TV screens across the country.Without the crowd booming as he galloped with the ball in transition, does Andre Iguodala sense LeBron James shadowing him for a chase down block with under two minutes remaining in regulation by hearing the forward’s sneakers squeaking behind him? Does ABC announcer Mike Breen unleash his famous “Oh! Blocked by James!” call? Moments later, does Kyrie Irving’s off-balance dagger from the right wing have the same legendary effect with no one at Oracle to silence?Something special would probably be lost in the exchange. UFC 249 was a hit on almost every level Saturday night despite fans being barred from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena because of the coronavirus pandemic.If anything, the 11 fights became more intimate without thousands of screaming people surrounding the Octagon. The straightforward nature of direct physical combat lends itself to a narrow focus on the athletes themselves. Its draw is in the one-on-one scrap for survival that connects to the basic human instincts of viewers. Maybe UFC 249 would have been better if it happened in front of a full house. It did not completely avoid awkward moments, after all, and its social distancing measures were inconsistent. Rogan, for example, apparently threw a fit in order to be able to conduct post-fight interviews up close.But the event still provided a surprising level of drama, entertainment and legitimacy. Several fights, including the Ferguson-Gaethje clash, were enthralling enough to forget about the lack of fans. Entrants and viewers alike spoke positively about the experience. We’ll remember the stacked card because of the way its matchups lived up to their hype as much as for the odd broadcast dynamics.It will be challenging for the NBA to match such a smooth transition to closed-door games. For a sport built on noise, quiet is jarring.last_img read more