KOBE, Japan (AP) — England coach Eddie Jones has stoked up the game against the United States at the Rugby World Cup in Japan by saying the Americans are going to play “like 15 Donald Trumps.”Jones, who is Australian, explained he expected the U.S. team “to give it everything.”England, a former Rugby World Cup winner, should easily beat the U.S.But previewing the game, Jones said “it’s going to be like 15 Donald Trumps out there, so we’ll have to be on our job because we know they’re going to give it everything.”Jones has already raised eyebrows in Japan by referring to two of his players as “kamikaze kids.” Jones said he used the term for flankers Sam Underhill and Tom Curry because of their ferocious defense.The word kamikaze is sensitive in Japan because it referred to pilots who flew aircraft into Allied ships in suicide missions during World War II.___By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Paris: Belgium and the Netherlands both cruised to 4-0 wins over Scotland and Estonia respectively in Euro 2020 qualifying on Monday, while Germany claimed a crucial victory over Northern Ireland in their bid to qualify for next year’s finals. Roberto Martinez’s Belgium, the world-number-one ranked side, were not at their best but still swatted aside a poor Scotland outfit at Hampden Park to make it six wins from as many matches in Group I. Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku gave the visitors the lead in Glasgow in only the ninth minute with his Belgian record-extending 49th international goal. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhDefenders Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Alderweireld ended the game as a contest with less than 32 minutes on the clock. Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who had assisted each of the first three goals, completed the scoring himself with eight minutes remaining. “It was not a world-class performance, we just did what we had to do,” said Belgium captain De Bruyne. “We had a tough start but after our first goal, we had more control and Scotland did not get many chances.” Belgium, who finished third at last year’s World Cup, are now 11 points clear of third-placed Kazakhstan at the summit of their group with the top two automatically qualifying and only four games to play. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”We knew that with a win we would almost certainly qualify, and that is most important,” added De Bruyne. Russia remain in pole position to progress from Group I with Belgium, after Mario Fernandes’ 89th-minute winner sealed a 1-0 win over Kazakhstan which moved Stanislav Cherchesov’s men eight points ahead of their beaten opponents. The Netherlands backed up their stunning 4-2 win over Germany in Hamburg last Friday by thrashing Estonia in Tallinn, as Ryan Babel scored his maiden international double. Memphis Depay, making his 50th Netherlands appearance, grabbed the third goal, with Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum also finding the net. Ronald Koeman’s side still have work to do to reach a first major finals since making the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, though, as they trail second-placed Northern Ireland by three points in Group C, albeit with a game in hand. The Euro 1988 winners next host the Northern Irish on October 10 in a crucial encounter. Germany lead the group standings after edging to a nervy 2-0 victory in Belfast. Marcel Halstenberg’s brilliant volley broke the deadlock shortly after half-time in a tense encounter, and Serge Gnabry gave Joachim Loew’s men breathing space in injury-time. “After the defeat against Holland, we were under pressure today and had to overcome some difficulties,” said Germany boss Loew. Earlier on Saturday, Croatia suffered a setback in their qualifying campaign as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Azerbaijan in Baku. The 2018 World Cup runners-up took an early lead through a Luka Modric penalty, but the hosts hit back with Tamkin Khalilzade’s brilliant 72nd-minute equaliser to claim their first point in Group E.
SAN FRANCISCO – A lawyer of a Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails says his client has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him in a San Francisco courtroom on Wednesday.Karim Baratov was arrested in Hamilton, Ont., in March under the Extradition Act after U.S. authorities indicted him and three others for computer hacking, economic espionage and other crimes.Baratov’s U.S.-based lawyer, Andrew Mancilla, says his next court appearance will be Tuesday.Last week, the 22-year-old decided to forgo his extradition hearing and face the charges in the United States in what his Canadian lawyer has called an effort to speed up the legal process.The Hamilton man signed documents agreeing to waive the hearing before an Ontario judge on Friday, after weighing the decision for months.Baratov has been held without bail since his arrest because an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled that he was too much of a flight risk to be released prior to an extradition hearing.The judge also found that Baratov’s parents would not make appropriate sureties since they had not been suspicious of their son’s alleged activities while he lived under their roof.American authorities alleged in court documents that Baratov, who was born in Kazakhstan, posed an “extremely high flight risk” in part due to his alleged ties to Russian intelligence agents and his financial resources.He appealed the ruling that denied him bail but it was upheld in June.Yahoo said last September that information from at least 500 million user accounts had been stolen in a cyberattack two years earlier. Baratov is accused of hacking 80 Yahoo accounts and faces 20 years in prison in the U.S. if convicted.
Multiple Tuscaloosa County Law Enforcement Agencies are searching for at least one brazen burglar who broke into multiple local businesses over the weekend.Just a few businesses hit smash and grab style Sunday night include Cottondale businesses: The Pottery Grill, Oasis Bar and Grill and Dunn’s Wholesale Used Cars.Fortunately the suspects didn’t get away with much from the businesses… a small amount of money, some orange juice and a laptop. Pottery Grill co-owner Tim Foster told WVUA 23 Reporter Chelsea Barton it’s not really about the things taken.“People come in here every week asking for food and I give it to them,” Foster told WVUA 23. “That really ticks be off when you give and give and they break in and take your stuff. It’s just really aggravating,” he said.Police don’t know if it was the same bandit(s), but at least one Brookwood business was hit up as well, La Casa Crimson.The suspect was caught on camera at La Casa Crimson. Thankfully the alarm spooked the guy before he could nab anything. The local businesses impacted want these bad guys off the streets so this won’t happen to any more hard working people like them.“Everybody works hard to keep up everything,” La Casa Crimson Hostess Lacey Martin told WVUA 23.Foster agreed, saying “This is like home for all of us that work here. It’s part of us. When somebody comes in on you, it just really makes you mad.”No arrests have been made in any of these break-in cases. If you have any information that could assist police, please contact Crime Stoppers at (205) 752 -STOP.