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first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoTwenty-four premium housing lots with elevated aspects and park frontage have hit the market at Bridgeman Downs as the Highfields Estate enters its final stages.Positioned on the northern ridge of Bridgeman Downs, Highfields is located on Roghan Road, 13km from the Brisbane CBD.The estate is designed to take advantage of a north-east orientation that offers sea breezes, and views to the north and east, including glimpses of the Glass House Mountains.“All homesites are level and ready to build on, with a stunning backdrop of preserved green space,” Mr Down said.The latest blocks are priced from $412,000 and most are over 500sq m.“They are elevated, connected to the park and are situated in quiet and boutique area.”Previous larger sites in the estate have sold for up to $642,500.“That was for an 820sq m bock of land at the top of a hill where a beautiful home is being constructed for about $800,000 to $900,000,” Mr Down said.As lots in the Parkside release sell, Unison will move onto the final stage of the development. Twenty-four premium housing lots with elevated aspects and park frontage have hit the market at Bridgeman Downs as the Highfields Estate enters its final stages.Twenty-four premium housing lots with elevated aspects and park frontage have hit the market at Bridgeman Downs as the Highfields Estate enters its final stages.Developed by Unison Projects, the latest Parkside land release is part of a $100 million master-planned estate with a total of 133 housing lots, and 1.5ha of green space and parkland.Unison’s Shannon Down said 70 of the initial 86 lots had quickly been snapped up while two of the premium Parkside lots were also now under contract.“Predominantly we’re seeing local buyers from within the greater northern suburbs catchment of Brisbane and almost all are owner-occupiers,” Mr Down said.“Just under 10 per cent of buyers are investors, including Sydney purchasers who see the value in buying a house and land rather than apartments.”Mr Down noted buyers tended to be families looking to build their dream home, and downsizers from larger properties.Lots in the estate range from 400sq m to 1200sq m, with most people opting to construct high-end, five-bedroom houses.“Large homes are the trend and that’s why the green space is so important,” he reflected.“We worked with Council to consolidate existing parkland, preserve as many trees as possible, and offer a central green lung where people can relax, walk the dog, and play.”last_img read more

first_imgMinesto has appointed Leask Marine as an offshore installation contractor to execute the installation of all the balance of plant for Minesto’s Deep Green 500kW project in Holyhead Deep off the coast of North West Wales. The contract comprises the installation and hook-up of three significant balance of plant components, namely concrete gravity base foundation structure, buoy containing a micro grid and communications system, and power transfer fastening comprising of the top joint, tether, bottom joint and subsea umbilical.The DG500 project is the first installation of Minesto’s marine energy technology in utility scale.The project is planned for commissioning and operation in 2018.David Collier, COO at Minesto said: “We are very pleased to be working with Leask Marine as offshore installation contractor for this significant project in Holyhead Deep. They have a track record for identifying safe, innovative and cost-effective solutions for installing subsea structures in high tidal flows and other marine energy environments. So, I believe that their appointment will be a great asset to the overall project.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville Girls Tennis team defeated Milan 5-0 on Tuesday.#1 Singles- Lydia Olsen won 6-0, 6-1#2 Singles- Erin Longstreth won 6-0, 6-0#3 Singles- Julia Hunter won 6-0, 6-0#1 Doubles- Brooke Bradford and Kelli Hartman won 6-0, 6-0#2 Doubles- Macy Simon and Karsen Worthington won 6-1, 6-0The JV team defeated Milan 4-0. Alana Pincley won in singles while the doubles teams of Anna Kick/Grace Heppner, Jenna Harmeyer/Audrey Weigel, and Rachael Rose/Anna Kick were all winners.The Varsity is now 5-1 while the JV is 6-0. Batesville will play at Rushville on Wednesday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinne.ylast_img read more

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first_img It is widely expected United will confirm David Moyes as their next manager, possibly as early as Thursday, although Everton chairman Bill Kenwright said on Wednesday night he had no knowledge of a deal being done. Some have viewed the task as impossible given Ferguson’s staggering collection of trophies. But Gill does not agree, and he told MUTV: “It is a dream job. We knew this day would come. We have been preparing for it. The new manager will inherit a great squad and infrastructure off the pitch, with a great staff.” Manchester United chief executive David Gill has labelled the chance to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford as “the dream job”. He added: “He will be walking into a difficult situation in terms of the number of trophies, but the positive of also having the support of the Manchester United family.” Gill said Ferguson’s successor would be expected to take an interest in the club from top to bottom. “The qualities we are looking for are the ones that have been inherent at Manchester United for many years,” said Gill. “Our two most successful eras were with managers who got involved with all aspects of the club, from the youth team to the first team, and had that degree of loyalty and understanding of the football club. “Clearly he has to have the requisite football experience, both in terms of domestic and European experience. It is a small pool but we will move forward.” The major drawback for Moyes is that his European experience is limited to just 26 games, fewer than United have managed in the last three seasons alone. However, Moyes’ name is openly being discussed in the United dressing room and it now would be a sensational development if the 50-year-old were not installed, even though Ferguson is not standing down until after his final game at West Brom on May 19. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Johnson was the next to come close as he beat the offside trap to latch on to Allen’s long ball into the Palace box, but the England international could only guide a header over Julian Speroni’s crossbar. With Liverpool in the ascendancy, the opening goal came on 18 minutes as the returning Sturridge saw a curled effort deflected behind off Delaney for a corner. Allen found himself in space to head the resulting set-piece back across Speroni and put the visitors ahead on his 50th league appearance for the club. Jason Puncheon, Palace’s top scorer, forced Simon Mignolet into his first save of the evening shortly afterwards as his low drive nicked off Sakho, the Liverpool goalkeeper turning the ball behind for a corner. Mile Jedinak was the next man to test the Belgium international as he arrowed a long-range shot towards the top corner, only to see Mignolet equal to it once again as he tipped the goal-bound effort over. Pushing forward did leave Palace susceptible to Liverpool’s counter-attacking threat and Suarez almost doubled their lead after good work from Gerrard and Allen found the Uruguayan inside the penalty area, with his low shot tipped away by Speroni. The Argentinian was on hand again early in the second half to tip a bending Sturridge effort on to the post, with Suarez smashing the follow-up high and wide with a rare lack of composure. If goal difference is to decide where the title goes for the second time in three seasons, Liverpool soon looked to make a dent in City’s advantage. Gerrard, looking to put his vital slip in the defeat to Chelsea behind him, picked out Sturridge with a sumptuous pass and his England colleague controlled the ball with aplomb before his deflected shot found its way into the bottom corner. Just two minutes after his strike partner had scored, Suarez was on the end of another free-flowing attack, poking home past Speroni after being found by Raheem Sterling. Sterling himself saw two shots blocked in quick succession as he looked to add a fourth. But it was Palace who pulled a goal back with a little over 10 minutes to go as Delaney let fly with a speculative long-range effort which beat Mignolet courtesy of a deflection off Johnson. That goal seemed to unnerve the visitors and they were soon only a goal to the good as Yannick Bolasie burst through at speed and calmly picked out Gayle, who turned the ball home to bring Palace right back into the game. A memorable comeback was completed in the 88th minute as fellow substitute Glenn Murray chested the ball past Martin Skrtel and into the path of Gayle, who showed great composure to slide a shot under Mignolet to level proceedings. Liverpool pushed forward in the five minutes of additional time but could not find a winning goal and will now be relying on favours from both Villa on Wednesday night and West Ham on Sunday if they are to win a 19th league title. With title rivals Manchester City winning at Everton on Saturday, the pressure was on Brendan Rodgers and his side as they travelled to Selhurst Park needing all three points to maintain any realistic chance of ending their 24-year wait for a league crown. Everything seemed to be in order as the visitors charged into a three-goal lead befitting of their domination of the game, before the Eagles mounted a spirited comeback to score three in nine minutes and seal a memorable draw. City had strolled to victory in south London eight days ago but Palace did not roll over as easily against Liverpool, who now hold just a one-point advantage at the top of the table with City’s game in hand coming at home to Aston Villa on Wednesday night. Joe Allen’s first Liverpool goal was enough to give the Reds a half-time lead, with fit-again Daniel Sturridge and double player of the year Luis Suarez scoring in two early second-half minutes. But Palace have been instilled with a workmanlike attitude under Tony Pulis and, with the backing of a ferocious home crowd, miraculously clawed their way back into the game. Substitute Dwight Gayle was the main protagonist as the hosts followed Liverpool’s example by snatching two quick-fire goals. Damien Delaney’s first goal of the season started the charge before Gayle took centre stage, bagging a brace as Palace scored three in nine incredible minutes to take a share of the spoils and leave the likes of Suarez and Liverpool captain Steve Gerrard haunched over in anguish at the full-time whistle. It was a lively opening from Palace, buoyed on by a home crowd celebrating their top-flight survival, but the visitors soon took control of possession, slowly quietening those supporters looking to enjoy a final home game of the season. Glen Johnson felt he should have been awarded an early penalty after a wild swing at the ball from Yannick Bolasie saw the Palace winger catch him on the thigh. Mamadou Sakho then wasted the first decent chance of the game as he was picked out unmarked from a Gerrard corner but could only head into the ground and well wide. Liverpool’s ambitions of winning the Barclays Premier League suffered a huge blow on Monday night as they relinquished a three-goal lead to only come away with a 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img April 6, 2020 — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association. The sides held a telephone call to talk about paths forward for a season delayed by the new coronavirus pandemic, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press.— Golf’s oldest championship won’t be played this year for 1st time since 1945.The R&A announced it is canceling the British Open in July because of the spread of COVID-19. It is pushing the British Open back one year and staying at Royal St. George’s. That assures the 150th Open will be at St. Andrews in 2022.— The NFL is delaying the start of its offseason workout program while formulating a plan with the NFL Players Association on how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic. At least for the time being, NFL coaches won’t be allowed to communicate with players via videoconferencing.— IndyCar has adjusted its schedule again because of the coronavirus pandemic. The doubleheader at Detroit scheduled for the end of May has now been canceled. IndyCar will make up the two dates by hosting doubleheaders at both Iowa Speedway and Laguna Seca in California.— A doctor at French soccer club Reims (ranss) has killed himself after getting infected with the coronavirus. The city’s mayor tells Le Parisien newspaper Bernard Gonzalez “is a collateral victim of COVID-19 because he had tested positive and was in isolation for 14 days. — Chicago’s eight pro teams and mayor Lori Lightfoot are teaming up to encourage residents to stay home to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox as well as the WNBA’s Sky, MLS’ Fire and National Women’s Soccer League’s Red Stars are joining with the mayor in the “We Are Not Playing” campaign.NFL ALL-DECADE TEAM8 unanimous picks for All-Decade Team include Brady, WattUNDATED (AP) — Tom Brady, J.J. Watt and Adrian Peterson are among eight unanimous selections to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Also chosen on every ballot of the 48-member Hall of Fame selection committee are Von Miller, Aaron Donald, Joe Thomas, Marshal Yanda and Justin Tucker. All but tackle Thomas and guard Yanda are active. COLLEGE BASKETBALLKentucky’s Maxey becomes second Wildcat to enter NBA draftLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey will enter the NBA draft, becoming the second Wildcats starter in as many days to turn pro and forego his remaining collegiate eligibility.Maxey scored 26 points against then-No. 1 Michigan State in his collegiate debut and finished the season tied for second in scoring on the team at 14 points per game. The 6-foot-3 freshman shot nearly 43% with 33 3-pointers and also averaged 4.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists while starting 28 of 31 games for the Southeastern Conference champions. SEC coaches voted him to the all-freshman team and all-SEC second team.In other college basketball news: Update on the latest in sports: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA bans draft workoutsUNDATED (AP) — The NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league’s coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures. Bourne had 30 catches for 358 yards and five TD last season for San Francisco.In other NFL moves:—The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed defensive tackle Carl Davis. Davis is suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Davis played in three games in 2019 — two for Jacksonville and one for Indianapolis.— The Atlanta Falcons have announced their one-year agreement with running back Todd Gurley. The framework of the $6 million deal was completed on March 20, less than 24 hours after Gurley was released by the Los Angeles Rams.  MLB-AL KALINE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of former sports marketing executives of 21st Century Fox have been indicted on charges they paid bribes to soccer officials to obtain confidential bidding information during FIFA’s sale of U.S. television rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.Charges were unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn against former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez. They are accused of making payments to officials of the CONMEBOL, South American soccer’s governing body.ESPN had U.S. English-language television rights to the World Cup from 1994-2014, but Fox in 2011 gained the rights for 2018 and 2022 tournaments. After the 2022 tournament in Qatar was shifted from summer to late autumn, a time when it is likely to get less attention in the U.S., FIFA awarded Fox rights for 2026 without competitive bidding.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Teams also are being prohibited “from watching, requesting, or sharing any video (live or recorded) of a draft-eligible player or prospective early entry player taking part in a workout” during the league’s shutdown.Teams will be allowed to conduct interviews by phone or video, though they will be capped at a total of four hours with any draft prospect. They can also send questionnaires to players in advance of any interviews.Meanwhile, Commissioner Adam Silver does not expect any decisions to be made until at least May about the possible resumption of the 2019-20 season, saying the coronavirus pandemic simply makes it too difficult to project what will happen next.In other sports outbreaks news:— The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes. The draft originally was scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, but the NFL canceled all public events last month as a safeguard against the coronavirus. In a memo sent to the 32 teams and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. NHL PLAYOFF POSSIBILITIESNHL playoff scenarios run the gamut of where, when and howUNDATED (AP) — Neutral site NHL playoff games? Awarding the Stanley Cup in September? Nothing is off the table as the league considers options to complete the season.Play is on hold for now because of the coronavirus pandemic.Players have different opinions on what a playoff format might look like. Ideas range from completing all or part of the regular season to expanding the number of teams competing from 16. — Louisville forward Jordan Nwora has announced on social media that he will enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-7 Nwora was selected to The Associated Press All-America third team as a junior and his decision to turn pro was expected after limited participation in last year’s NBA combine because of a knee injury.— Florida guard Scottie Lewis is returning for his sophomore season. In an announcement on social media, Lewis says “playing in the NBA is still a top priority” but his “heart is in Gainesville.”— Purdue coach Matt Painter says center Matt Haarms intends to play his final college season at another school after entering the transfer portal. The 7-foot-3 Haarms averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2 blocks per game last season with the Boilermakers. But Haarms lost his starting job last season after suffering a hip injury in December.FIFA INVESTIGATION-FORMER FOX EXECUTIVES CHARGEDFormer Fox executives charged with bribes in World Cup bid Beloved Detroit Tigers star Al Kaline dies at 85DETROIT (AP) — Al Kaline, who spent his entire 22-season Hall of Fame career with the Detroit Tigers and was known affectionately as “Mr. Tiger,” has died. He was 85.John Morad, a friend of Kaline’s, confirmed to The Associated Press that he died Monday at his home in Michigan. Morad, who spoke first to the Detroit Free Press, said he’d been in contact with Kaline’s son.Kaline was the youngest player to win the American League batting title in 1955 at age 20 with a .340 batting average. The right fielder was a 15-time All-Star, won 10 Gold Gloves and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1980 in his first year of eligibility.The beloved No. 6 later sat behind a microphone as a Tigers broadcaster from 1976 to 2001 and was also a special assistant to the general manager. The 55-member team is comprised only of players who made an AP All-Pro team, a Pro Bowl or a Pro Football Writers of America all-conference squad from 2010-19. Four of the unanimous players — Brady, Miller, Yanda and Tucker — won Super Bowls during the decade.NFL-49ers-BOURNEReceiver Kendrick Bourne signs tender with 49ersSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne signed his one-year restricted free agent tender Monday.The 49ers placed a second-round tender worth $3.259 million last month on Bourne. That gave the Niners the right to match any contract offer Bourne received or get a second-round pick in return. —The nonprofit group that raises funds for the bulk of the world’s anti-doping research is shifting $120,000 to conduct 15,000 COVID-19 tests. The goal is to help scientists get a better sense of how many people have the new coronavirus but show no symptoms. The Partnership for Clean Competition was founded in 2008 by the NFL, Major League Baseball, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the U.S. Olympic Committee.— Two people familiar with the league’s plans say the NFL is planning a telethon during the draft to aid coronavirus relief efforts. The people tell The Associated Press that the league hopes its massive reach will raise awareness and funds in battling the pandemic. The draft is the NFL’s biggest offseason event. It’s being held from April 23-25. It had been scheduled for Las Vegas but now will be done remotely.— Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal are each pledging $250,000 to help provide meals for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Boston and St. Louis. The pledges will benefit Feeding America, the St. Louis Food Bank and Greater Boston Food Bank. Both Tatum and Beal are natives of St. Louis.— The Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers have issued a challenge to area residents to raise $200,000 for the city’s 12 community centers by noon Thursday. If that happens, the two professional teams say they will kick in an extra $420,000.— Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has launched a fundraising campaign to support local charitable groups addressing critical needs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Beane is donating $20,000 to the community’s United Way chapter and providing incentives for Bills fans to get involved.last_img read more

first_img(BBC) – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fastest in second practice at the Belgian Grand Prix, with Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault also ahead of Mercedes.Lewis Hamilton was third fastest as the top three were separated by only 0.096 seconds.Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas was down in sixth, behind Red Bull’s Alexander Albon and Racing Point’s Sergio Perez.The times are unlikely to be representative of real performance.Ferrari, in particular, were out of position, with Charles Leclerc 15th and Sebastian Vettel 17th.The Italian team were always expected to be off the pace around the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps circuit, given their straight-line speed deficit this season, but it is unlikely they will be that slow come qualifying today.Even Alfa Romeos, who have been significantly slower than Ferrari so far this season, were ahead of them in this session, and there is no obvious reason why the form of the two teams, who use the same engines, would have switched so dramatically.The same is likely to be the case for Mercedes, who have dominated qualifying so far this season and would not be expected to be in third and sixth places.But Hamilton said he believed the field had closed up on Mercedes.“It has been a good day,” Hamilton said. “I love driving around this track, it’s incredible. Got plenty of running in.“It is very close out there. I think the Red Bulls are just a little bit quicker at the moment but even the Racing Point are right with us and Daniel Ricciardo in the Renault was very close. That makes it exciting. We have some work to do to try to dial in the car a bit more.“We are only in the seventh race. The field is going to get closer and closer and it is already showing that. We seem to be so close with everyone and we have to understand why, whether they have taken a step or we have taken a step back or downforce levels, who knows? But I am excited for an interesting race.”Verstappen said: “I think they are still struggling a bit with the balance. I expect them to be stronger tomorrow. You can see in the long runs they are very competitive, I am not expecting to fight for pole position but if we can be a bit closer that would be good.”The fragmented nature of the race-simulation runs made it even harder to define a clear picture of relative pace.Hamilton, who leads the championship by 37 points after six races, did only one lap on soft tyres on his race-simulation run before a virtual safety car caused by Ricciardo’s Renault stopping out on track with a loss of hydraulic pressure.That one lap by the Mercedes was almost identical to the first time set by Verstappen on his race-simulation run.After that, Hamilton switched to the hard tyre, but managed only one lap on that before the session was stopped because of debris on track from a sponsorship hoarding.It restarted but only in time for a final seven minutes of running.Behind Bottas, McLaren’s Lando Norris was seventh fastest, ahead of Renault’s Esteban Ocon, McLaren’s Carlos Sainz and Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 5, 2017 at 12:25 am Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 The last time Syracuse played Wisconsin, it lost the two-game series by a combined score of 11-0 in the span of 12 hours. That was nine years ago, in the program’s second and third games ever. This weekend, Syracuse gets another shot at the team that rudely welcomed it into Division I.“If (the Syracuse) football team were to play Alabama, it’d be one of those things,” said Orange head coach Paul Flanagan. “(Wisconsin) just has that depth, and we’re a little bit banged up right now. But you know what, for us, this is awesome.”A perennial Frozen Four contender, Wisconsin (4-0-0) has won four NCAA championships, third most all time. The Badgers lost in the championship game last year, but were recently ranked No. 1 by USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine. The Orange signed a two-year deal with the Badgers, so the team will travel to LaBahn Arena in Madison, Wisconsin, next season. Yet, SU’s full focus remains trained on this weekend. After the Orange went winless against Bemidji State on opening weekend, Syracuse (0-1-1) is looking forward to its home debut at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday at 4 p.m.This week, the Orange has fixated on the chance to play the role of underdog, playing David to Wisconsin the Goliath. For goaltender Abbey Miller, there’s “bitterness” from playing with and against some of the Wisconsin team growing up in Minnesota, she said, and she believes the Badgers will overlook the Orange this weekend.“They probably have the nicest women’s facility in the country,” Miller said. “I think them coming into our rink, they’re probably going to underestimate us quite a bit and kind of look over us. So, I think it’ll be a good opportunity for us to get a win and hopefully get ranked.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn their 18-year history, the Badgers have never had a losing season and Flanagan credits the consistent competitiveness to the Badgers’ recruiting and, in turn, depth. UW’s fourth line isn’t much worse than its first, if at all, he said. Wisconsin’s depth will be tested against SU, because multiple Badgers won’t travel to Syracuse due to commitments with either the United States’ or Canadian national teams.These pieces pile up and, though Syracuse might appear disadvantaged, junior defender Allie Munroe sees the Orange as prepared as it’s ever been.“There’s a good opportunity to knock off the No. 1 team,” Munroe said, “so everyone’s excited.”As for how the Orange plans to take down the top team in the country, Munroe says that Syracuse will try to disrupt Wisconsin’s winning culture, and “shake them up a bit.”“You want teams to come in here, not just so that we can watch them, so that we can compete against them,” Flanagan said. “It’s going to make us better. I know our kids will be up for it. … It’s going to be a good weekend.” Commentslast_img read more

first_img“Somehow, and in some way, things that I said in a private Facebook messenger chat with five of my friends found its way to the EPL. In response, the EPL decided to exercise their right and remove me as the winner and to annul my points for the season,” Antonov said on YouTube“To clarify, what we write in our chats is football banter. And for sure it’s not something different generally from football banter chats. The reason for my disqualification is a moment of frustration with a player put into words, written between friends – it was never meant to offend any footballer on any basis. He said he respected the decision to strip him of the FPL winning but accused the person who leaked his comments to the Premier League of not “wishing him well in life.”“I was disqualified from the season because something was taken out of context to a large extent, from a small Bulgarian private chat by a person that certainly doesn’t wish me well in life and made me look like something I’m not to the EPL.” He later stated on Twitter whoever reported him was “only standing up for his hurt ego”“Not saying the reason is racism, but the person that reported me for whatever he did, has said the exact same type of stuff in front of me when watching football together. You are giving way too much credit to sore losers.” The original winner of last season’s Fantasy Premier League (FPL) has been disqualified by the Premier League.Bulgarian, Aleksandar Antonov, who finished top of the global FPL rankings, allegedly posted racist comments about Man City winger, Raheem Sterling in a private Facebook chat.The chat was reportedly leaked to the Premier League, who disqualified him for “breaching their terms.”Antonov, who runs the YouTube page, TooGoodFPL, later clarified that he made some comments out of frustration in a chat with friends but didn’t intend it to be taken as anything other than football banter.However, the Premier League withdrew his fantasy team, handing the first prize to Joshua Bull, who initially finished 18 points behind Antonov. “The behaviour was explained to the EPL in two pages and I respect their decision. As I said in the video, I would never say anything like that to a player with the intent to offend them, it’s a small chat with friends, in a different language and different culture.’ Take a look at Antonov’s statement on his Facebook page below:last_img read more