‘Do you know who I am?’ – Prosecutors explain how Maguire tried to bribe police

first_imgProsecutors in Greece have claimed that Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire tried to use his status at the club and wealth to bribe his way out of his arrest.According to the state’s lawyers, after Maguire was picked up by police in the aftermath of a brawl at a bar, he asked the officers if they knew who he was and offered to pay them to let him and his friends go.Maguire, the prosecution claimed in court on Tuesday, said: “Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United, I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go.”Sky Sports reporter, Martha Kelner, said prosecution also claimed that the officers had initially tried to calm down the situation but their attempts failed, with one of the “English men” yelling expletives at the officers and punching one of them.An officer who was called to the stand claimed that Maguire pushed him when he was attempting to arrest the defender, resulting in him falling and hurting his back, while another said that Maguire tried to break away as he was being handcuffed.Martha Kelner had earlier reported that Maguire’s legal team had asked the court to reschedule the hearing, stating that they were not given time to prepare.The judge, however, ordered the trial to go ahead.Maguire’s lawyers argued that two Albanian men injected Maguire’s sister with something, causing her to faint, and sparking the fight.They said the player and his friends called a van to take them to the hospital but they were taken to the police instead.The lawyers also countered the prosecutions claims that Maguire resisted arrest by stating that the player wanted to make a call.last_img read more

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Lakers get rolled in New Orleans, sliding back under .500

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWhile LeBron James managed 27 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds, the Lakers (29-30) weren’t ever within single digits in the second half, as the Pelicans led by as many as 20 points. Jrue Holiday scored 27 points to lead New Orleans, one of five Pelicans to score 14 or more.After a thrilling win Thursday to kick the post-All-Star portion of the season off with a bang against the Rockets, the Lakers’ locker room lost its buzz. Several players opined that the game lacked urgency from the start, when they surrendered 42 points in the first quarter.It led to more frustration from James, who seemed to question the team’s ability to find motivation — “How do you know if you’ve never been there before?” — and then said that the defeats (four in the last six games) have been wearing on him.“The last few years, everyone’s so accustomed to the losses,” he said. “I’m not accustomed to it. I will never get comfortable with losing.”The defeat slid the Lakers back under .500 with just 23 games to go — the wrong direction for a team mired in 10th place. They now have to make up a three-and-a-half-game lead in the remainder of the schedule behind the eighth-place Clippers (33-27). Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs NEW ORLEANS >> First, they wouldn’t yield as the Lakers attempted to trade for their superstar.On Saturday night, the Pelicans took another step in that direction, refusing to yield to the Lakers’ push for the playoffs, despite sitting Anthony Davis.Meanwhile, the Lakers’ own resolve to make the postseason flagged.It was a dispiriting loss for the Lakers in Smoothie King Center: a 128-115 blowout at the hands of a franchise hobbled by chaos and no longer sporting any realistic playoff hopes. But even with those limitations, the Pelicans are still happy to play spoiler. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions All of this unfolded with Davis watching from the bench, wearing a suit. The official decision from the franchise was to rest him on the second game of a back-to-back after the Pelicans played Friday night in Indiana. But it would be an easy bet that Davis would’ve played had he not requested a trade last month, leading to a public tussle with the franchise that drafted him back in 2012.On this night, the Pelicans’ big men convincingly covered for his absence on the floor. Julius Randle, the former Laker who walked this past summer, logged 24 points and five assists. The Pelicans got paint protection from Cheick Diallo (18 points on 8 for 8 shooting), who twice blocked Brandon Ingram at the rim.The Pelicans ended up shooting 52 percent from the floor, including 15 for 40 from 3-point range. The Lakers’ defense rolling over to let players like Diallo and Elfrid Payton (14 points, 9 assists) run wild concerned coach Luke Walton.“We’ve suffered from games like that in the past where we let teams get into a rhythm early,” he said. “And then it’s tough to get stops as the game goes on.”Ingram again was James’ main source of offensive help, scoring 26 points while running the floor for most of the Lakers’ second rotations. But only two other Lakers (Kyle Kuzma, 16 points and JaVale McGee, 10 points) reached double figures.The Lakers started hot, making their first seven shots from the field, but as the game wore on they were unable to move past a host of offensive problems. The most unsightly were the 23 turnovers (leading to 23 Pelicans points) as sloppy execution continued despite the Lakers citing it as perhaps their most pressing issue.Whatever the answer is to the larger issues plaguing the team, it’s becoming a pressing matter: The Lakers’ competitors for playoff spots had good nights, with Sacramento and Houston prevailing in their respective games.“We have no other choice: It’s either we do or we don’t,” Rondo said. “We have to start buying into the scouting report and start buying into each other and start to play for each other a lot more.”center_img If it seems odd that a team caught in such a bind should be lacking urgency, the situation seemed equally mystifying to the Lakers themselves.““I have no idea, honestly: We’ve been like that all year,” Kyle Kuzma said. “We play a big game against a big team and then play a team that’s lesser and we play down to their level. Our sense of urgency isn’t there. There’s no way we can compete and try to win like that.”Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Volleyball club of ‘Jedinstvo’ is the champion of BiH

first_imgAfter playing two final matches, women volleyball club ‘Jedinstvo’ from Brčko is the champion of BiH.‘Jedinstvo’ won the title by defeating ‘Kula’ from Gradačac.During the entire match, ‘Jedinstvo’ dominated, and the final result was 3:0 for ‘Jedinstvo’.UOK BL Volley and ŽOK Kakanj are the clubs that will leave the Premier League of BiH.last_img

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Šetkić in the Second Round of ITF Futures Tournament in Istanbul

first_img(Source: Fena) Šetkić, who is the first holder of the tournament defeated in the first round a Turkish player Altug Celikbilek with 6:2, 6:1. B&H tennis player Aldin Šetkić is qualified in the second round of ITF Futures tournament in Istanbul, worth 10.000 dollars.center_img In the match to qualify for quarterfinals Šetkić will play against the winner of the match Matija Pecotić (CRO) – Muhhamet Haylaz (TUR).last_img

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