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first_img“The furlough period will last until the end of May whilst senior management, and our drivers, have taken a pay cut of 20% effective from April 1.”Under the scheme announced by British finance minister Rishi Sunak announced last month, furloughed workers can claim 80% of their wages up to 2,500 pounds ($3,068) per month.”These decisions have not been taken lightly,” the statement added. “Our aim is to protect the jobs of our staff… and ensuring they can return to full-time work when the situation allows.”The 2020 Formula One season, that was scheduled to begin in Melbourne last month, is yet to get underway after the pandemic cancelled the Australian and Monaco Grands Prix.Races in Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands, Spain and Azerbaijan were also postponed, with racing unlikely to start until the European summer at the earliest.Topics : ROKiT Williams drivers, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, and senior management will be taking a 20% pay cut during the coronavirus crisis while many of their employees will be temporarily furloughed, the Formula One team said on Monday.Williams joins fellow British Formula One team McLaren who last week furloughed staff while their drivers and senior management had their wages reduced temporarily for a three-month period to reduce costs with the season on a hiatus.”ROKiT Williams Racing is temporarily furloughing a number of employees as part of a wider range of cost-cutting measures,” the team said in a statement.last_img read more


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first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England, (CMC) – Shanel Daley is hoping her outing at the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup later this month closes a difficult chapter in her career, which nearly resulted in her premature retirement from the game.The 28-year-old, a veteran of the West Indies Women squad with 64 One-Day Internationals and 68 Twenty20 Internationals, has been sidelined for nearly the last three years with injury.Picked on the virtue of her experience after proving her fitness – if not her form – in the recently staged Regional Super50 in the Caribbean, Daley said she was excited to be back in the senior side set-up for a major tournament.“It feels really good [to be back],” the Jamaican all-rounder said here at the start of the Caribbean side’s camp at the Ageas Bowl ahead of the June 24 to July 23 World Cup here.“I was talking to Anisa Mohammed and I told her leaving the Caribbean I wasn’t really feeling the fever but when we got here everything just started coming back, it started hitting me that I was at the World Cup.”Daley was one of the veterans from the last World Cup in India four years ago, playing every game as West Indies Women did well to reach the final before losing to Australia.However, it was her last major tournament as injury ruled her out of the T20 World Cup last year when West Indies lifted the title.She said the period away from the game was a painful one and admitted she came close to ending her career.“I think the first year or so was pretty difficult because seeing the team out there playing, they had a few tours in the Caribbean and outside the Caribbean,” she explained.“It was difficult, I won’t lie, it was difficult to the point where I even thought about quitting but I had encouragment from my teammates … I fought through it.”West Indies enter the World Cup as one of the favourites but Daley said with the weight of expectation present, she was not getting ahead of herself.“I’m taking it one day at a time. You know it’s the World Cup and everybody wants to win, we want that title so I think taking it one step at a time [is important],” she said.“[I am] managing myself and seeing how it goes from the training sessions, practice games leading up to the World Cup, I’m just going to take it one day at a time.”She added: “We definitely have to play together as a team. We have to support each other, on and off the field. Once we do that, I think we’ll be good.”Daley’s return to the side has conincided with the selection of four uncapped players for the upcoming tournament, with Reniece Boyce, Quinana Joseph, Akeira Peters and Felicia Walters all handed their debut tour.And she said she hopes the quartet could make their mark quickly.“I think it’s good for the game, I think it’s good for West Indies cricket to have the youngsters among the senior players,” she noted.“I’ve played alongside Reniece Boyce and Felicia Walters in Trinidad and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do in this World Cup, I’m looking forward to great things from them.”last_img read more


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first_imgIn other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Sports fans again will be able to fill stadiums in New Zealand after the government removed restrictions on public gatherings imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will move from midnight Monday to alert level 1 under which life returns almost to normal, though border restrictions remain in force. New Zealand has succeeded in eradicating the coronavirus; as of Monday it had no active cases of Covid-19 and hadn’t recorded a new infection for 17 days.— Spanish league president Javier Tebas said Sunday he is in favor of having fans back in stadiums as soon as regions are cleared by health authorities. However, that contradicts an earlier message by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who said it wouldn’t be fair for some clubs to have fans and others not. Spain has been gradually lifting confinement restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some regions have entered advanced stages that could allow them to have matches with at least some fans in the stadiums.TENNIS-NEW TOURNAMENTNew tennis tournament in France aiming for younger audience Her Instagram post says “we are the problem.”Brittany Brees shared those words Saturday along with a Bible verse and two quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. She wrote: “To say ‘I don’t agree with disrespecting the flag,’ I now understand was also saying I don’t understand what the problem really is.” Her husband has apologized several times for his original comments after he received criticism from high-profile athletes and some of his teammates. NASCAR-ATLANTAHarvick wins as NASCAR recognizes social unease following death of FloydHAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is a winner at the site of his first NASCAR Cup victory. NASCAR President Steve Phelps addressed drivers and teams on the track before the race, saying. “The black community and all people of color have suffered in our country, and it has taken far too long for us to hear their demands for change. Our sport must do better. Our country must do better.”Bubba Wallace donned a black T-shirt with the words “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter.” Wallace is the only African American in the top-level series.FOOTBALL-OBIT-RILEYFormer Bengals star Ken Riley dead at 72ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ken Riley was a ball-hawk defensive back in the NFL before serving as a head coach and athletic director at his alma mater, Florida A&M. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBREES’ WIFE-APOLOGYDrew Brees’ wife apologizes for husband’s comments on flagNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The wife of New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees has now apologized for comments her husband made regarding his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem. FOOTBALL-OBIT-CALDWELLReche Caldwell fatally shotTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former University of Florida and NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell was fatally shot Saturday night in his hometown.Caldwell’s mother confirmed her son’s death to the Tampa Bay Times, saying police told her they believe her son was ambushed outside his home in a possible robbery attempt.Caldwell was drafted by San Diego in the second round in 2002. He had 152 catches for 1,851 yards and 11 touchdowns in six NFL seasons — four with the Chargers and one each with New England and Washington. Associated Press June 8, 2020 PARIS (AP) — With discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tennis tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved.Co-founder Patrick Mouratoglou hopes the Ultimate Tennis Showdown can change the way tennis is viewed by allowing a younger audience to access the raw feelings of players.The UTS features ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas and U.S. Open semifinalist Matteo Berrettini. There will be 10 players with matches every weekend for five weeks in a round robin format.Matches will be streamed live with organizers saying every sight and sound will be captured.DOPING DIACK TRIAL Ex-Falcons DE Zook diesATLANTA (AP) — Former NFL defensive end John Zook has died in his native Kansas after a long battle with cancer.Zook originally was taken by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round in 1969 but was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Falcons. He teamed with Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey to give the Falcons a dynamic combination at defensive end from 1969-75. Zook never missed a game during his tenure with the Falcons, starting 97 of 98 contests. He made his only Pro Bowl appearance in 1973, joining Humphrey in the all-star game.Zook played his last four seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals before retiring after the 1969 campaign.His brother, Dean Zook, confirmed the death to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.center_img Update on the latest in sports: Caldwell was awaiting sentencing this month after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, along with several other former NFL players. He also served prison time on a 2014 drug charge.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-GREEN BAY-RYANGreen Bay picks Ryan as new hoops coachGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay is turning its men’s basketball program over to Will Ryan.Athletic director Charles Guthrie has announced that the school and the 41-year-old Ryan have agreed to a deal in principle, though final contract details are still being worked out. VIRUS OUTBREAK-MAYERBoxer Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, out of return boutUNDATED (AP) — Junior lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been pulled from the co-main event of Las Vegas’ first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Mayer announced her positive test on social media two days before her scheduled bout against Helen Joseph in the Top Rank show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.The former U.S. Olympian is asymptomatic but says she tested positive for the virus on Saturday. The rest of Mayer’s camp has tested negative, including her longtime coach. The son of former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan comes to Green Bay after posting a 14-13 record in his lone season as the head coach at Division II program Wheeling in West Virginia.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA-STRENGTH COACHIowa coach denies racial misconductIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle denies any “unethical behavior or bias” based on race.Several black former players posted on social media Friday night about issues they saw in the football program, attributing many of them to Doyle. He was placed on administrative leave Saturday, part of a decision made by coach Kirk Ferentz in what he called “a defining moment” for Iowa’s football program. Harvick turned in another dominating run at Atlanta Motor Speedway, cruising to victory over Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. Harvick won for the second time since NASCAR returned from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, adding to his emotional victory at Darlington in the first race back.Harvick came into the day having led 1,138 laps on the 1.54-mile Atlanta trioval, far more than any other driver in the 40-car field.He now has 51 wins — breaking a tie with Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson for the 12th spot on the career list. Three of those triumphs have come at Atlanta Motor Speedway, including in 2001 and 2018.Busch ended up second, followed by Truex, Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin. Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was seventh in what may have been his final Atlanta appearance. Johnson plans to retire as a driver after the season.NASCAR acknowledged the social unrest in the country and vowed to do a better job of addressing racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The school has announced that Riley died early Sunday morning at 72. No cause of death was given.Riley was a four-year starting quarterback at Florida A&M and a Rhodes Scholar candidate before he was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 1969 NFL/AFL draft. Moved to cornerback by head coach Paul Brown, Riley had 65 career interceptions for 596 yards and five touchdowns in a 15-year career with the Bengals. He also recovered 18 fumbles, and his interception total ranks fifth in NFL history.Although named a First Team All-Pro three times and a second teamer on two other occasions, Riley still hasn’t been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite his impressive statistics. He landed on the All-Pro First Team in 1983, his final season.Riley coached the Rattlers from 1986-93, going 48-39-2 with two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference titles. He took A&M to the second-ever Heritage Bowl, losing to Grambling State in 1992.NFL-OBIT-ZOOK Massive sports corruption case finally heard at Paris trialPARIS (AP) — A sports corruption trial involving allegations of doping cover-ups and illicit payoffs at the top of track and field has opened in Paris.In six days of hearings, the court is due to hear evidence that Russian athletes paid millions of dollars to hide their suspected doping so they could compete at the Olympics in 2012 and other competitions.Lamine Diack, who served as president of the sport’s governing body for nearly 16 years, is one of the alleged recipients of the payments. The 87-year-old Diack was present in court today, wearing a white face mask.last_img read more


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first_imgSometimes, things just naturally run in the family.Take the case of UW track and field member Jessica Jeremiah.Jeremiah never really competed in track and field until high school, but when looking at her family genes, there was no doubt she would eventually find her way out to the track.The daughter of Asele Woy — a 1980 Olympian for Nigeria’s 4×400 relay team — Jeremiah took after her mother. But it wasn’t because her mother pressed it on her as a kid.”She never really taught me a lot about track growing up,” Jeremiah said. “I knew what track was and ran races in elementary school and stuff like that, but then high school was when I really started competing.”Jeremiah’s mom never really boasts about her Olympic feats, either.”She’s really modest about it, but you can tell she knows a lot about track,” Jeremiah said. “We know her stats and all that, but she doesn’t talk about how she did. She just talks about how she ran and what her motivation was and all that kind of stuff.”For Jeremiah, her biggest motivation is her mother.As Jeremiah continues to adjust to the jump to the competition at the college level, as well as academics, she knows she can always turn to her mother.Not only is Asele a loving and caring mother, but also she knows what Jeremiah is going through out on the track as she, too, went through the same struggle.”She’s great,” Jeremiah said. “She’s always very supportive and calls before every meet and just asks how I’m doing.”But my brother’s also very supportive, too.”Jeremiah and her brother — Idiato — grew up always racing against each other. Any time, anywhere.”When we were little we raced against each other and people on the playground and stuff like that.”But Jeremiah was never able to beat her brother, ever.”When I was little, I was a lot closer to him,” she said. “He’s kind of better than me now, a lot better, actually.”While Jeremiah made her decision to attend UW, “Idi” decided to leave their Milwaukee home for Johnson County Community College in Kansas.However, there’s a strong possibility that the two siblings could someday be reunited on the track as Idi is seeking to transfer to a Big Ten school after his first two years at junior college, maybe even Wisconsin.”He’s very into track,” Jeremiah said of her brother. “He wants to be in the Big Ten and it’d be nice if he transferred here.”It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to men’s track and field head coach Ed Nuttycombe, either, as he actually recruited Jeremiah’s brother coming out of high school — and deservedly so.Idiato Jeremiah was a standout in track and football at Nathan Hale High School (West Allis, Wis.) and was the state runner-up in the 100- and 200-meter events his senior year.But regardless of her family ties, Jeremiah’s only focus right now is improvement.The sprinter/jumper is concentrating almost exclusively on the triple-jump event right now and is hoping to hit a personal goal of 40-feet this outdoor season.”I haven’t hit my [personal record of 38-8 3/7 in high school] yet, but I’ve been a little more consistent, I got stronger, and my runway’s better,” she said. “Everything’s better, it’s just that I’m kind of stuck at this one point.”I’m just looking to put everything together and put a 40-foot jump out there pretty soon.”Judging by the way things worked out for her mother, it wouldn’t surprising to see Jeremiah hit her goal sometime soon and jump to new heights.last_img read more


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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ In the gated community of Beverly Park, Calif., lies a luxurious 10,000-square-foot one-bedroom house, the likes of which are only seen in movies. It has a tennis court and swimming pool, guesthouses and a gym designed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.And thanks to former Syracuse kicker Josh Altman, it sold for $20.1 million. The most expensive one-bedroom to be sold in the world, he said.But for the SU alumnus, his successful career in real estate happened by mistake. Altman, who is one of the stars of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing” and runs The Altman Brothers real estate agency with his brother, credits his success to the hardworking mentality he learned on the football field.Raised in Newton, Mass., Altman grew up as a soccer player. He eventually made the switch to football when realizing it would be more beneficial to get into college as a kicker. He looked at schools including Miami (Fla.), Arizona and Virginia before settling on Syracuse.“I ended up at Syracuse because it had the best balance between education and a football program,” he said. Altman was a student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and majored in speech communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAltman was the kicker from 1997-99 and was on the same team as Donovan McNabb. His team won the Big East Championship two years in a row, and played in both the Orange and Fiesta Bowls.When he graduated in 2001, Josh set his sights on making it in the entertainment industry in California. He started working in the mailroom for a talent agency, where his older brother Matthew worked.But this wasn’t enough for either brother, and they were eventually inspired by one of their roommates who was flipping houses as a side job.“Our other roommate was making so much money even though we were working so much harder,” Matthew Altman said. “So Josh and I decided to get into (flipping houses). It was in 2006, when anyone could do it. And it was a great way to make money.”When the brothers realized they were making more money flipping homes than at the talent agency, Matthew Altman said, they made the decision to get into real estate fully.About eight years later, the brothers now run one of the most successful agencies in the country.The brothers have done everything in the real estate industry from mortgages to flipping houses. Now, the agency also represents clients, who range from entertainers to professional athletes and high net worth individuals, Josh Altman said.In the last year, The Altman Brothers saw a 330 percent increase in sales, and  have sold $200 million in residential real estate.  On average, they produce about $200 million of sales per year and have sold a half billion in residential real estate in LA.The best part about his job, Altman said, is that every day is a new experience.“You never know what your schedule is going to be. It’s not an office job, it’s not a cubicle job,” he said. “I do showings sometimes at 10:30 at night and I make deals in Saudi Arabia at 4 in the morning.”For the past three years, Altman has been a part of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing.” The reality show follows the lives of three Los Angeles real estate agents, as they sell multi-million dollar properties in exclusive areas such as Hollywood, Malibu and Beverly Hills.Matthew Altman said his connections in the entertainment industry led to his brother being featured on the show. Kim Kardashian, who was one of his clients, helped his brother get into the reality show business.“She kind of led the way and she’s been really instrumental,” Matthew Altman said. “It was very surprising, but definitely fun.”His brother said the show has helped business, but added that there are also downsides to being viewed by millions on TV.“It’s been great for the business, as most people tell you that any type of marketing in real estate or advertising is good,” Josh Altman said. “You take the good with the bad. It’s not the greatest thing in the world that they follow me around in their personal life but they show me closing deals in over 85 countries around the world.”But many fans of the show, Matthew Altman said, think his brother’s success happens overnight.“It’s not,” Altman said. “It’s every single night and every single day of work.”Nathan Trout, the former starting kicker for the Orange from 1996-99 and teammate of Josh Altman, said he wasn’t surprised by Altman’s success in the real estate industry.In practice, Trout said, Altman was always a hard worker. He showed up every day, and was “just a fun guy to be around.”Altman always had refined people skills, which Trout said he thinks contributed to his success.“He got along with everyone on the team, and all different types of people,” he said. “And in sales and in real estate, that’s just really important.”Altman said the lessons he learned at Syracuse and on the football team have helped him in real estate and helped grow his company.“On the football field, and like anything in life, if you want to be successful, you’ve got to work hard at it. Nothing is going to fall in your lap,” Altman said. “You’ve got to go out and be aggressive. And you’ve got to go take. And that’s exactly what I did. I didn’t wait for anyone to hand it to me.”The competition while he was on the football team, Altman said, also taught him how to make it in the competitive world of business.In the next 10 years, Altman said he hopes to grow his company and eventually get into development, whether it be building properties or apartments.But with all of his success, Altman is still waiting for the day he sells property to an old college friend.“No, I’ve never sold property to Donovan,” laughs Altman. “But, hey — if he ever moves out to L.A., he knows who to call.” Comments Published on October 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm Contact Meredith: mhnewman@syr.edu | @MerNewman93last_img read more



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first_imgPHOTO CREDIT: thetropics.com An alleged sex offender, Shaneke Williams, has been booted from the Miss Jamaica World Beauty Pageant.Williams was accused along with a prominent Jamaican businessman and politician of rape and sexual grooming of a 15-year-old minor in 2013. The pair were however acquitted after the complainant said she no longer wanted to continue with the case.Howls of condemnationWhen the pageant contestants were recently announced it was revealed that Williams was among them. The response was howls of condemnation, including those of former Youth and Culture Minister, Lisa Hanna, herself a former Miss World, who advocated that Williams be removed from the contest.The organizers and franchise holder of Miss Jamaica World pageant, conceded to public opinion, persuaded Williams to withdraw. The organizers who operates Sparta Health Club in Kingston, Jamaica instead offered Williams one-year free gym membership at the club.Not seen as unsavorySpartan’s boss, Mickey Haughton-James, said in a release that Williams was not seen as “a criminal or even as an unsavory person, but just someone who does not meet the criteria for entry into the Miss Jamaica World Pageant at this time.”Under Miss Jamaica World rules, an entrant must be a person whose background is not likely to bring into disrepute the Miss Jamaica World Beauty Pageant or Miss Jamaica World title.The rulers also afford the promoter the right, without giving any reason whatsoever, to bar any applicant from entering the Miss Jamaica World contest who may bring the contest into disrepute.Haughton-James said anyone accused of the actions that Williams was accused of, and was before the nation’s court for a criminal offence in the same year as the staging of the pageant, would obviously face exclusion from the pageant.Expected criticismWilliams said she expected she would have met with some criticism on entering the pageant, but not to the extent that occurred. In an earlier interview, she claimed to have been wrongly accused and lied on. She said she regarded her entrance in the pageant as an opportunity to explain her ordeal, and make a stance for women who are subject to bullying. She said she was sympathetic to the victims of rape as she herself was raped at age-8.last_img read more


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first_imgCaribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke NEW YORK, CMC – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins were among six honorees during Jamaica’s 57th Independence Anniversary Ball held in New York recently.According to the Jamaican Independence Celebration Foundation, Inc., which hosted the event, the other honorees were Barbadian-born Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix, lawyer Hettie Powell, Justine Skye, and Gregory Smiley. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), which was among the sponsors of the annual gala, said it “continues to work closely with the Diaspora community.”  Congresswoman Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, attended New York City public schools, graduated from Oberlin College, and is a recipient of the prestigious APPAM/Sloan Fellowship in Public Policy and Policy Analysis. Prior to being elected to the US House of Representatives, Clarke followed in the footsteps of her trailblazing mother, Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, in serving on the New York City Council, representing the 40th District in Brooklyn. In succeeding her mother in the City Council, the Clarkes became the first mother-daughter succession in the history of the City Council. As the representative of the 9th Congressional District of New York, congresswoman said she has dedicated herself to “continuing the legacy of excellence established by the late Shirley Chisholm,” the first African American woman and Caribbean American elected to the US Congress. The late Chisholm was the daughter of a Barbadian mother and a Guyanese father. David Norman Dinkins, is a lawyer and author who served as the 106th Mayor of New York City, from 1990 to 1993. He was the first and, to date, the only African American to hold that office.On November 7, 1989, Dinkins was elected mayor of New York City, defeating three-term incumbent mayor Ed Koch and two others in the Democratic primary and Republican nominee Rudy Giuliani in the general election. Dinkins was born in Trenton, New Jersey, graduated cum laude from Howard University, in Washington, D.C., with a degree in mathematics in 1950. Justice Hinds-Radix was appointed as an Associate Justice of the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, by Governor Andrew Cuomo, in November of 2012.  Prior to her appointment,   Hinds-Radix served as Administrative Judge for Civil Matters in the Second Judicial District for three and a half years.  She was elected to the Supreme Court, Kings County (Brooklyn) in November of 2004 and served as a New York City Civil Court Judge, from 2002 through 2004, spending her first year in the Criminal Court of Kings County.  Hinds-Radix is the recipient of many awards, including The Gold Crown of Merit, which was conferred on her by the Governor-General of Barbados on that nation’s celebration of its 39th anniversary of its independence, one of the nation’s highest honors.last_img read more


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first_imgThree people have died in  Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras after fans of two rival clubs clashed.Olimpia and Motagua are fierce rivals and a match between the two teams, scheduled between the two teams at the National Stadium was always going to have a tense atmosphere.Three people have died in two separate clashes between fans of the clubs in 2009 and 2016.The match was eventually cancelled but that did not stop the fans from going at each other.The head coach of Motagua, Diego Vásquez said the mass brawl was sparked by fans of Olimpia who attacked their team bus. “Bottles, stones were thrown at us and the players threw themselves on the floor screaming,” Vásquez told the media.A number of people were also injured in the clashed including three players from Motagua; Emilio Izaguirre, Jonathan Rougier, and Roberto Moreira; who sustained injuries from broken glass.The Honduran Police corroborated this claim stating that both groups of fans clashed after the attack on the bus.“Fans of both teams staged a confrontation on the outskirts of the stadium, so they (police) proceeded with the use of deterrent means,” police said.A spokeswoman for Hospital Escuela Universitario, where many of the injured were taken, said that seven people were shot.“Three people died and seven were shot and stabbed. One of them is a boy. Three of the injured adults are in critical condition,” Laura Schoenherr told Reuters.Fight between #fans of rival #football teams in #Honduras has left four people DEAD pic.twitter.com/vbNlCyykG7— RT (@RT_com) August 19, 2019last_img read more