Homebound farmer shot to death

first_imgToting was on his way home when thesuspects peppered him with bullets around 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Renante Toting of Barangay Improgo, Saradied of multiple gunshot wounds on the body, police said. Officers of the Sara police station haveyet to identify the suspects and the motive in the incident./PN He was rushed to the Sara DistrictHospital but the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.” ILOILO City – A 45-year-old farmer wasshot to death by two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen in Barangay Albayog,Sara, Iloilo.last_img read more

Calatrava man shot dead

first_imgAccording to police investigators, Concepcion was having a drinking session at the store of Patajo when a heated argument ensued between them. BACOLOD City – A man was shot dead in Barangay Marcelo, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Police identified the suspect as 65-year-old store owner Vivincio Patajo. Concepcion was rushed to the Calatrava District Hospital where the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.” This prompted Patajo to fire at Concepcion around 6 p.m. on July 25. Resident Ponciano Concepcion, 47, sustained a gunshot wound on the body, a police report showed. Officers of the Calatrava municipal police station conducted a manhunt operation against the suspect, who fled after the shooting./PNlast_img read more

Portugal Stumbles, France Shines in Warm-ups

first_imgWORLD CUP BUILD UPEuropean champions Portugal spurned a two-goal lead against Tunisia, stumbling to a 2-2 draw, while France, one of the World Cup favourites, flexed their muscles with a comfortable 2-0 win over Ireland in warm-up friendlies late Monday night.Portugal played without her talismanic captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, after he won the Champions League with Real Madrid on Saturday. Tunisia however exposed defensive frailties in Fernando Santos’ side which Group B opponents Spain, Morocco and Iran will try to exploit.Andre Silva and Joao Mario fired Portugal ahead in Braga but Tunisia’s speed on the counter-attack was a problem for the hosts.Anice Badri and Fakhreddine Ben Youssef pulled the African side level, proving that they will be no pushovers for group G favourites Belgium and England, as well as Panama.France put in a strong performance in Paris, with goals from Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir not telling the complete story of their dominance against Ireland.Impressive surges from full backs Benjamin Mendy and Djibril Sidibe showed Les Bleus have attacking power outside their collection of talented forwards and Didier Deschamps’ team selection highlighted their squad depth.Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante did not start but Giroud, Fekir and Corentin Tolisso impressed in their absence.Coach Roberto Mancini began his Italy reign with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia and his former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli opened the scoring on his return to the national team for the first time since 2014.Italy failed to reach the World Cup but began a new era with Andrea Belotti adding a second goal, but Saudi Arabia hit back thanks to Yahya Al Sheri and could have grabbed a late equaliser.Their revival gives them hope of competing well in World Cup group A, where hosts Russia, Uruguay and Egypt await.Iran suffered a blow to her confidence, losing 2-1 in Istanbul against Turkey, who did not qualify for the finals, Cenk Tosun scoring both goals for the home team early in each half.Ashkan Dejagah netted from the penalty spot in the 92nd minute to give the visitors a consolation.Iran, appearing in their fifth World Cup, will go to Russia hoping to advance for the first time to the knockout phase from group B.Forward Son Heung-min lashed home from distance as South Korea beat Honduras 2-0 in Daegu, getting their preparations for Russia off to a good start.Former Barcelona B midfielder Lee Seung-woo, now at Hellas Verona, impressed on his debut and pushed his claims to be included in coach Shin Tae-yong’s final 23-man squad.South Korea is the underdog in Group F, where it will face Germany, Mexico and Sweden.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Modano shines in overtime

first_imgDALLAS – Mike Modano has found his scoring touch again, and that’s good news for the Dallas Stars. Modano scored his 499th career goal 35 seconds into overtime, and the Stars took sole possession of second place in the Pacific Division with a 4-3 win over the Kings on Sunday. Burke gave all the credit to Modano. “He just beat me,” Burke said. “I saw him come across the middle and I tracked him as far as I could. He just beat me with the shot.” Dustin Brown scored twice and Burke made 30 saves for the Kings, 0-2-3 in their past fivegames. “We didn’t get what we deserved,” Kings coach Marc Crawford said. “(The Stars) got some breaks. We forced them to play a game they didn’t want to play.” Also: Dallas defenseman Mattias Norstrom missed the game due to a recurring knee injury. Norstrom was acquired Feb. 27 in a trade with the Kings. … L.A. scored its first goal in the first period against Dallas this season. The Stars have 12 first-period goals against the Kings in their sevenmeetings – all Dallas victories. Modano’s 14th goal of the season, and third in five games, moved him three goals behind Joe Mullen for the career lead among U.S.-born players. “It was a good play. It took me a second or two to get it to my forehand,” Modano said of his shot from the high slot that beat Kings goaltender Sean Burke. “I held my stride a little bit to create some space.” center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more