VIDEO: Trump Parties with Epstein in 1992

first_imgMSNBC has unearthed video of then bachelor Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein partying at Mar-a-Lago in 1992.It shows a fun-loving Trump talking with Epstein apparently about women at the gathering.Also, it shows Trump dancing with numerous beautiful women including Miami Dolphin cheerleaders before an interview with Faith Daniels on her NBC talk show. Trump promised her “great ratings” on her show as a result of him.last_img

Don Mattingly introduced as Miami Marlins manager

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Mattingly parted last month with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and with the change in jobs, he’ll face a big adjustment regarding resources. The Dodgers led the majors by far this year with a payroll of $289.6 million at the end of the regular season; Miami ranked last at $64.9 million, and the Marlins plan only a small increase in 2016.Mattingly said the tight budget doesn’t bother him.“The consensus around baseball is that this is a talented club with a good core that has a chance to grow and develop,” he said. “For me, that was the single biggest thing the chance to develop, teach and mold a young club and build toward winning the division and winning the championship.”The Marlins went 71-91 this year, their sixth consecutive losing season, but were riddled by injuries. The roster is led by slugger Giancarlo Stanton, ace Jose Fernandez and NL batting champion Dee Gordon.Mattingly went 446-363 in five years with the Dodgers and won the NL West the past three years, but he went 8-11 in the postseason and did not reach the World Series. He becomes owner Jeffrey Loria’s first high-profile managerial hire since Ozzie Guillen four years ago. Guillen was fired after one troubled season, and his four-year contract just came off the books.Mattingly was a six-time All-Star and a .307 hitter with the New York Yankees from 1982 to 1995. Loria is a New Yorker and Yankees fan.center_img MIAMI — Don Mattingly wants to end to the Miami Marlins’ managerial merry-go-round.“I signed a four-year deal,” he said at a news conference Monday. “I plan on being here at least 10.”That would be a big change for the Marlins, who introduced Mattingly as their seventh manager since June 2010. He was hired last week, and the announcement was delayed until after the World Series. “We committed that we wanted this to be the last manager’s press conference we ever did,” team president David Samson said. “We’ve done too many.”last_img read more

ISPS Handa European Masters invites for past champions

first_img17 Jul 2013 ISPS Handa European Masters invites for past champions Two former English champions will return to top level Tour golf in next week’s ISPS Handa Ladies’ European Masters at The Buckinghamshire – thanks to England Golf.Kiran Matharu (top) from Cookridge Hall in Yorkshire, and Lucy Williams, from Mid-Herts, have had players’ invitations passed to them by England Golf as part of a strategy to support former amateurs.Rebecca Wood, England Golf’s Performance Manager for women’s golf, commented: “We are keen to support and provide opportunities for young players to bridge the gap between amateur and professional golf.“These two invitations will give Kiran and Lucy a platform to step up and perform at the highest level in European professional golf and may change their fortunes for the future.”For both players the event, which starts on Friday July 26, marks a return to the big-time. Kiran, 24, took a few months off after losing her LET card at the end of last season and said: “I didn’t enjoy it anymore and that’s why I had a break. I only started playing again when I wanted to.“I really wanted to play at The Buckinghamshire so I really appreciated the invitation,” she addedNow, with some changes made, her game is in good shape and Kiran has already eased through this week’s pre-qualifying event for the Ricoh Women’s British Open. “I’m playing well – I wasn’t before, but I’ve made a few changes and now I’m getting ready for next week.“I played well there last year, even though I was struggling and hardly hitting any fairways, and I’m definitely a better player than last year.”Kiran was the 2006 English champion and turned pro later that year after playing in the Curtis Cup. Despite losing her card, she’s had a number of high finishes and is a past winner of the Volvo Cross Country Challenge, a mini order of merit covering events in the Nordic countries.Lucy Williams also 24, is also approaching the event with a renewed appetite for the game and a recent success under her belt, having won the WPGA championship at Slaley Hall by 11 shots.She combined her amateur golf with a degree in Applied Golf Management Studies at Birmingham University and also qualified as a PGA professional. Lucy enjoyed plenty of success, winning the 2011 English amateur, the 2008 English mid-amateur and helping her university to win the world student matchplay championship.She found the transition to Tour golf challenging, playing initially on the LET and, for the first part of this year, on the Access Series, where the top 25 players and ties make the cut. “I found that quite difficult and felt I was putting pressure on my golf and not enjoying it.“So I started playing smaller events to try and enjoy playing again and get my confidence up again. I’m playing nicely and looking forward to next week.”She knows and likes the course, it’s only 45 minutes from home, her father, David, will be on the bag, and there will be a get-together with friends who have also made the move from amateur to pro ranks over recent years. “I’m really excited about playing in it” said Lucy.In addition to these invites, England Golf is also supporting an inaugural LET Access Series event in England, the WPGA International Challenge at Stoke-By-Nayland in September.For more information at the ISPS Handa Ladies’ European Masters visit  Anyone who pre-registers by midnight on Wednesday 24th July 2013 will get a special offer price of a £10 season ticket per person.Image © Tristan Joneslast_img read more

Youngsters selected for U16 match against Spain

first_img14 May 2015 Youngsters selected for U16 match against Spain A mixed U16 team will take on their Spanish counterparts in a two-day match at Seacroft in Lincolnshire from 23-24 May. The players are: Toby Briggs of Norfolk, Jessica Bailey of Leicestershire, Martha Lewis of Surrey, Thomas Plumb of Dorset, Emily Price of Warwickshire, Taylor Stote of Somerset, Charlie Strickland of Sussex and Bel Wardle of Cheshire The youngsters will be seeking to follow in the footsteps of the full England team which defeated Spain 19-11 in last weekend’s international at Burnham and Berrow in Somerset. The U16 match follows the same format with foursomes in the morning, followed by afternoon singles. The players Jessica Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) tied seventh in the recent Scottish U16 championship and had a top 30 finish in the Welsh ladies’ strokeplay. Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall, Image © Leaderboard Photography) first represented England U16s in 2014. He helped England win the Nations Cup at the Fairhaven Trophies and was runner-up in the boys’ individual event. Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill) has previously represented England U16s against Spain and Switzerland and won the U14 title at last year’s North of England U16 championship. Thomas Plumb (Sherborne) tied 10th in last year’s South of England boys’ open and had a top 20 finish in the 2014 Fairhaven Trophies.   Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer) is the English U15 girls’ champion and was third in this year’s Scottish U16 championship. She has represented England U16s against Switzerland. Taylor Stote (Burnham & Berrow) had top 25 finishes in last year’s MacGregor Trophy and the South of England boys’ open. Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor) was fifth in this season’s Peter McEvoy Trophy and sixth in the 2014 Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Bel Wardle (Prestbury) set an amateur course record and claimed a runners-up place in last year’s WPGA One Day Series. She tied fifth in the 2015 Scottish U16 girls’ championship.last_img read more

Who Dat Nation: Super Saints become America’s Team

first_imgby Ben WalkerAssociated Press Writer MIAMI (AP)—Marshall Faulk ran as far as he could from the dead-end Desire Projects. He bolted the New Orleans streets to play college ball in San Diego, then blossomed into an NFL star with the Indianapolis Colts.Forced to take sides in this Super Bowl, it was easy. Faulk rooted for his roots.From President Barack Obama to a Queen, from Mr. Big to Miss America, the retired All-Pro had lots of company. For one game, the Saints were America’s Team—champions too, after a 31-17 win over the Colts on Sunday night. CHAMPIONS AT LAST—New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush lifts the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Saints’ 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami, Sunday, Feb. 7. “We played for so much more than ourselves,” quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees said.That’s for sure, Faulk said.“This is very important to the city,” he said a few days ago. “For the last five, maybe 10 years, whether it’s Katrina, or the crime rate, the city’s always in a bad light. Now…you’re getting to see some of the great things that we have to offer.”French Quarter hotels and restaurants filled up as Sunday’s game between the Colts and Saints approached, with fans streaming into Louisiana hoping to begin celebrating a week ahead of Mardi Gras.Almost 4-1/2 years after flooding from Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and nearly chased the Saints out of town for good, the club’s first Super Bowl win may well represent the city’s rebirth.“You can’t put it into words,” receiver Marques Colston said after the win. “This city and region have been through so much.”Even the Colts grasped the soulful connection between the Saints and their town.“There’s a reason America is pulling for New Orleans, and why wouldn’t they? They’ve been through a lot,” Indianapolis safety Antoine Bethea said recently. “Sports tends to pull people together, so it’s commendable for New Orleans to be, as I guess you’d say, America’s Team right now.”Who Dat! That’s the shortened version of the team’s rally cry: “Who dat, who dat, who dat say gonna beat dem Saints?”Egged on by New Orleans players, Saints fans started that loud, familiar chant inside Sun Life Stadium an hour before kickoff. Adorned in black-and-gold beads, toting parasols in team colors and stirred by a brass band, they paraded outside. Clearly, they needed no prompting to start the party.Long after the final whistle, Saints fans lingered inside, chanting and cheering. It was a win many of them thought they may never see. The franchise began playing in 1967, one year after the first Super Bowl, and had never reached the big game.Perhaps the Saints’ biggest fan—literally—is the NBA’s Shaquille O’Neal, the 7-foot-plus Cleveland Cavaliers center who got his start at LSU.“It’s good for the city, the economy and the organization. When I went to school, they had, like, a 99-year curse and hopefully that curse is over,” O’Neal said. “They haven’t won it at all. They haven’t always had bad seasons but they’ve always had, like, one play – a missed field goal or a fumble or somebody getting hurt—and now this is their chance.”The Saints have managed only nine winning seasons in their 43-year history, with blooper tapes often replacing highlight reels. Try as they might, their fleur-de-lis logo often stood for losing.But the emblem took on a different meaning this week in South Florida. It came to symbolize the Saints’ spiritual connection to New Orleans—and hope for a city that once had little.The Superdome, which hosts the 2013 Super Bowl, was an even more tangible example of the town’s renaissance.In the days after Katrina, the stadium became a place of last resort, with perhaps 30,000 helpless, homeless people trapped inside without plumbing or power. When the Saints beat Brett Favre and Minnesota in overtime for the NFC championship, the dome was packed again – this time with jubilant fans toasting their heroes.Obama found himself drifting in their direction, even though the Colts were still five-point favorites.“I do have a soft spot in my heart for New Orleans, mainly because of what the city’s gone through over these last several years and I just know how much that team means to them,” he said during a pregame interview broadcast by CBS.Made sense to Queen Latifah, who sang “America the Beautiful” before the game. She’s worked and lived in New Orleans.“It would be kind of fun, it’d be almost a Cinderella story to see the Saints come through against someone who’s as strong and dominant and skillful as Peyton Manning and the Colts,” she said.Ah, Manning. He’s a four-time Most Valuable Player and was MVP of the Colts’ Super Bowl win three years ago. He’s also from New Orleans, where Brees is now the star quarterback.“It’s a special place to me. My family lives there,” Manning said. “What Drew, and really the entire Saints team have meant to that community has been extremely impressive. Being a fellow New Orleanian, I certainly appreciate it.”The Manning vs. Brees matchup attracted a lot of pregame attention. Comedian Chris Rock liked the Saints because of their QB.“Just for a practical reason, not a sentimental one,” Rock said. “Drew Brees has been as good as Peyton Manning the last two years.”New Orleans linebacker Scott Fujita left the Cowboys after the 2005 season and signed with the Saints seven months after Katrina.“The Saints are America’s adopted team. There’s no question about it,” he said. “When I chose to leave Dallas, everybody said, ‘Why would you leave Dallas? They’re America’s team.’“Well, they were self-proclaimed America’s Team a couple decades ago, and they have really, really good, loyal fans, but the rest of the country hates them. I mean, let’s be honest,” he said. “So New Orleans, yeah, you’ve got people all over the country who are pulling for us for so many reasons and really, really valid reasons.”Echoed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: “It’s a great success story for us, and while I can’t root for a team, I’m really proud of what happened there and I’m thrilled for the people of the Gulf Coast.”“I don’t think that can be stated enough,” Saints safety Darren Sharper said. “It’s just a close tie between the city and the team. Everyone says, ‘Are you guys playing for the community? Are you guys playing for New Orleans?’ We think that we are.”(AP Sports Writers Brett Martel, Tom Withers and Michael Marot contributed to this report.)last_img read more

De Villiers steers South Africa to ODI series win against England

first_imgSouth Africa captain AB de Villiers smashed an unbeaten 101 in his 200th one-day international to lead the hosts to a five-wicket victory over England and a 3-2 series win on Sunday.England spluttered to 236 all out in 45 overs after being sent in to bat at Newlands despite a second ODI century of his career for opener Alex Hales.South Africa slumped to 22 for 3 in reply but a magnificent fourth-wicket stand of 125 between De Villiers and Hashim Amla (59) steadied the ship and the captain was there at the end to finish it off as they reached their target with 36 balls left.De Villiers’ 24th ODI century came from 94 balls with 11 fours and a six.”I’ve been a bit off my game in the last month or so, so it’s nice to finish like that,” De Villiers said at the post-match presentation.”It’s an integral part of being a captain, you’ve got to lead from the front, you can’t just chip in with small performances.”The Proteas are the first team since Pakistan in 2005 to come back from 2-0 down in an ODI series and claim victory, and just the fourth in the history of the 50-over game.”I didn’t think we were that far off in the first two ODIs so the belief was still there, we just had to find a little bit of confidence and that’s where things turned around,” De Villiers said.Man of the Series Hales had scored half-centuries in each of the four previous matches but finally converted to three figures, to his obvious relief. His 112 came from 128 balls and included 14 fours as he showed admirable patience. The next highest score in the England innings was a brisk 29 from Ben Stokes as indifferent shot selection ensured the tourists lost wickets at regular intervals.advertisementHales put on 61 for the second wicket with Joe Root (27) and 70 for the fourth with Stokes, but there was little else of substance as captain Eoin Morgan (2) again failed to deliver.”We were outplayed here today,” Morgan said. “We did have chances in previous games to wrap up the series but we weren’t good enough.”The chances probably would have been taken if we had more experience, but we are growing and learning as a side.”last_img read more

Oklahoma State Was Better With Its Back Against the Wall in 2015

first_imgI know many of you think stats are for losers, but stats can actually tell us some interesting things when used properly. One of those interesting things is that Oklahoma State was far better on offense when it had its back against the wall.On overall non-garbage time drives, OSU scored 2.84 points per drive. Nearly a field goal every time they touched it. That’s good. That’s good enough for No. 17 in the nation. Better than Clemson, Michigan State and USC.But let’s look at long drives and … holy crap! Oklahoma State scored 3.44 points per long drive (defined as starting inside its own 20). The only team better was … Baylor at 3.72 points. OSU was also good at value drives (starting on your own side of the field and reaching at least the opponent’s 30).So why was OSU so good when it was backed up inside its own 20. I have two words.James. Washington.Washington is averaging 20.7 yards per catch this season on 52 catches. That’s historically great. It’s only been done a few times since 2000 in NCAA football.Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 3.34.23 PMEven fewer in Power 5 conferences.Since 2000, here are all the Power 5 WRs who have averaged 20+ yards a catch with 50+ catches.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 2, 2015Washington has four TD catches of 70+ yards (which leads the nation). The President certainly has more room to roam when OSU is backed up to its own end zone. But the reality is that maybe OSU should just got to him more even when they aren’t.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more