LATEST STORIES The report was made public some seven months after Sports Illustrated detailed years of examples of a hostile workplace for women on the business side of the team.Anne Milgram, one of the lead investigators and former attorney general in New Jersey, said Cuban didn’t know many details of allegations because he was rarely in the club’s business office. It is housed away from the home arena and basketball operations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut when some issues were brought to Cuban’s attention, he erred by not acting swiftly, the report said.In one case, a successful ticket salesman wasn’t fired after surveillance video showed a used condom slipping out of his pants. Years earlier, Cuban had been told pornography was found on the employee’s computer, and Cuban warned him that he would be fired it happened again. When told about the condom, Cuban was not aware of any further issues with pornography on the computer and wrote to Ussery, “Don’t make a bigger issue out of it than it is.” The employee wasn’t fired until three years later after other issues came up, including with a new female employee.In another case, Cuban didn’t fire team website reporter Earl Sneed after learning of a second domestic violence allegation against him. The accuser was another Mavericks employee. Sneed was fired after the SI report.“Once those decisions came to him, we found that it was incumbent upon him to get the full information in every decision he made and to get accurate picture of people’s conduct and their misconduct,” Milgram said. “It comes back to the question of you can’t be half in and half out on disciplinary decisions.”Cuban declined to comment after the release of the reports. The findings were presented at a news conference with Milgram and Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall, who was hired by Cuban within days of the SI report. Marshall made a statement but didn’t take questions.The NBA said it is requiring the Mavericks to submit quarterly reports on implementing the recommendations in the report. Under Marshall, the Mavericks have already done many of them, including hiring women and minorities in leadership positions, establishing formal reporting and investigative protocols for misconduct allegations and adding anonymous employee surveys on workplace culture.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “The findings of the independent investigation are disturbing and heartbreaking and no employee in the NBA, or any workplace for that matter, should be subject to the type of working environment described in the report,” Commissioner Adam Silver said. “We appreciate that Mark Cuban reacted swiftly, thoroughly and transparently to the allegations first set forth in Sports Illustrated.”The investigative report detailed cases of 15 women who alleged various forms of harassment by Ussery, including inappropriate comments, unwanted touching and forcible kissing. Ussery acknowledged some parts of the accounts but denied the more serious claims. Ussery’s denials lacked credibility, according to the report.The NBA largely deferred to the investigation, which included interviews with 215 current and former Mavericks employees and the review of 1.6 million documents.An advisory group that will include Cuban, Marshall and league representatives will determine where the $10 million will go. It is to be earmarked for groups committed the leadership and development of women in the sports industry and combating domestic violence. By rule, the maximum fine allowed by the NBA is $2.5 million.When the SI report came out, Ussery was three years removed from his time with the Mavericks. He had previously served as commissioner of the old Continental Basketball Association and was praised by former NBA Commissioner David Stern. Ussery left the Mavericks for the sports shoes and clothing company Under Armour but was gone from that job in less than six months.The investigation was clearly embarrassing to Cuban. At a news conference announcing Marshall’s hiring in February, the normally outspoken star of the TV show “Shark Tank” conceded he could not explain to fans how such a hands-on owner could be unaware of such explosive allegations on the business side of his operation.After the incident, the NBA said it reviewed its policies and procedures related to respect in the workplace, and required all NBA teams to do the same. The league also established a confidential hotline for team and league employees to report workplace misconduct.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In tis Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stands on stage before an NBA basketball press conference in Dallas. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA’s investigation into workplace conditions with his franchise. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence after an investigation released Wednesday substantiated numerous incidents of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct within the franchise going back more than 20 years.Investigators hired by the outspoken billionaire said there was no evidence to show Cuban knew of the most explosive allegations involving former team president Terdema Ussery. But the report faulted Cuban for not firing two employees when there were clear signs he should have.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UFC’s Jones suspended 15 months by USADA; can return in fall Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal
GECOM audit…DCEO says he is not aware of thisAs the probe intensifies into the nearly $100 million procurement of defective radios by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), which is mired in allegations, reports have now surfaced that several procurement files have allegedly disappeared.State auditors earlier this month began perusing the books of GECOM after the Audit Office of Guyana reportedly noticed some discrepancies in the purchase of 50 obsolete VHF radios by the Commission prior to the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections, for a whopping $100 million, way above the average market price.Speaking at a Thursday morning news conference at Freedom House, Robb Street, Georgetown, Robeson Benn, one of the three People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Commissioners on GECOM said that he was informed that several procurement files were missing.dr steve surujbally“I have been informed that 20 files relating to procurement information went missing from GECOM last week. That is the information I have; I don’t know the veracity of it. But these are the things you are hearing from people who ought to know,” Benn told reporters.Continued efforts to contact GECOM Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally proved futile, as calls to his mobile are answered by a female who kept saying “he is in the clinic”. However, Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO), Vishnu Persaud said he was not aware of any files missing from the Commission.Benn also alleged that there were significant questions regarding the procurement of ballot papers for the 2016 Local Government Elections and numerous requests for an investigation have been refused by the Commission’s Chairman.“Both sides of the Commission (Government and Opposition) are aware of these issues, both sides have raised issues, questions on these matters and concerns about these matters before,” he stated.Evidence tamperingMeanwhile, Bibi Shaddick, another PPP/C Commissioner at GECOM, said she was concerned that despite being on annual leave, the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, who is also the accounting officer of the Commission, was frequenting his office at a time when a probe into alleged financial irregularities was taking place.This could lead to suspicions of evidence tampering and, as such, the Commissioners requested that there be a “lock down” on all files and documentation relating to procurement so as to avoid any tampering; however, the CEO has refused “point-blank”.Shaddick said that should the probe go beyond the CEO’s vacation, she would be proposing that he be sent on administrative leave.It is important to note that during a series of forensic audits initiated by the Government at a number of State agencies, the accounting officers were either sent on annual or administrative leave to facilitate the probes.Worst-run organisationCommissioner Benn believes that the corruption at the electoral body is deep-rooted, with key players at many levels of the organisation. He went on to describe the management of the organisation as “a national disgrace”.“GECOM is indeed the worst-run organisation I have associated with and the rot starts at the top and that is where the problem is and I don’t think if there is proper investigations conducted, there will be any room to hide for those who are involved in the various procurements and the ongoing allowance at various levels of that commission of runnings,” Benn stated, adding that not every manager at the organisation was involved.Moving forwardIn moving forward, the PPP/C Commissioner stated, there needed to be some house cleaning and some heads must roll, the first being Dr Surujbally.“I don’t think that the Chairman has any locus standi at GECOM and [as such] I think he should go now.”“We have to clean it up, to pare it and to make it work and function in the interest of the people of the country. GECOM cannot be relied on to carry out its function if the perceived level of corruption is allowed to continue into the organisation,” Benn declared.GECOM earlier this month was caught in a web of corruption allegations surrounding the purchase of the radios from Mobile Authority, a company owned by a Water Street, Georgetown businessman, while sidelining Barrett Communications, the manufacturer of the said radio sets. Barrett subsequently distanced itself from the radio sets and highlighted that it had ceased production of that particular equipment since 2009, six years before they were purchased by GECOM.Subsequently, reports surfaced that the Commission doled out close to $100 million to M-Tech Business Solutions, another company owned by the same Water Street businessman, this time for the supply of toners used for photocopiers and printers, office furniture and equipment, photo paper and scanners, printing accessories, and even Duracell batteries.Additionally, the Commission is accused of purchasing a whopping $14 million in nippers from another relative of the same businessman.GECOM officials, including the Chairman and CEO, have refused to comment on the allegations.Dr Surujbally, when contacted by Guyana Times on Monday, stated that he preferred to await the findings of State auditors.“We are awaiting the result of the audit; let the auditors tell us that has happened or that has not happened. Let us be clear on a matter. I cannot pronounce on a matter that is still being investigated,” he said.He also distanced himself from the allegations of corruption, making it clear he was not responsible for the financial affairs of the Commission, but rather the CEO.“In 2015, when we had the elections, the accounting officer is the Chief Elections Officer,” Dr Surujbally highlighted.In March 2014, Lowenfield was appointed CEO and continued to serve in that capacity.
NEW YORK – A new service lets visitors create custom news sites centered around niche hobbies, business ventures and other special interests, pulling stories on the topic from some 25,000 news sources. Say you’re a big fan of curling, and have specific players you like to follow. Or perhaps you’re a business executive needing to keep tabs on a diverse range of clients. Congoo’s new News Circles lets you pull news from about 480 predetermined categories or create your own using keywords. Once you’ve set up a circle, you can share the collection with friends and colleagues who have similar interests and needs. Others can add comments on specific items within the circle. Congoo is one of several efforts aimed at helping people assemble news items from a variety of sources online rather than rely on a single media outlet, as was the case with the printed newspaper or a TV network’s evening news. The free news service gets about 150,000 news articles daily, including some through partnerships with for-pay sites such as The Wall Street Journal. Access to the paid content is free, though users are limited on how many they can see a month. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Tim Weah, celebrating with Josh Sargent after the latter scored, also found the net in his USA debut © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Mitchell LeffNEW YORK, United States, May 29 – Teenager Tim Weah scored a goal on his first start as a youthful United States team defeated Bolivia 3-0 in a friendly international match on Monday.Weah, the 18-year-old son of Liberia legend George Weah, tucked away a deft side-footed finish in the 59th minute of a comfortable win for the Americans at Philadelphia’s Talen Energy Stadium. Paris Saint-Germain forward Weah was one of several new faces in an experimental line-up named by caretaker coach Dave Sarachan.The New York-born forward had previously played only a few minutes for the US, appearing as a substitute during a friendly win over Paraguay in March.Sarachan took charge following the departure of Bruce Arena after the United States’ shock failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.Weah’s goal came just seven minutes after Europe-based teenage debutant, Josh Sargent, had made it 2-0.Sargent, who is on the books of Bundesliga side Werder Bremen but who is yet to make his full professional debut at club level, pounced on a blunder from Bolivia goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra to score on 52 minutes.There appeared to be little danger when Viscarra attempted to chip a pass over Sargent from inside his own area.The 18-year-old US striker cleverly hooked the ball down before rifling home a low shot.Earlier, centre-back Walker Zimmerman had headed the US into the lead in the 37th minute, powering in his finish after an outswinging corner from Joe Corona.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Ainsley Maitland-Niles 1 Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has joined Championship Ipswich on a season-long loan deal, just as talkSPORT told you on Tuesday.The England Under-18 international, who made his senior debut for the club last season, will spend the 2015/16 campaign at Portman Road as Mick McCarthy’s men target another promotion drive.A club statement said: “Young midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles will spend the 2015/16 season on loan with Ipswich Town.“The England Under-18 international enjoyed a promising year with Arsenal last term. Everyone at Arsenal wishes Ainsley well for the 2015/16 season as he looks to gain more senior experience.”Maitland-Niles, 17, became the second youngest player to represent Arsenal in the Champions League when he was introduced as a substitute in the 4-1 victory at Galatasaray in December last year.He also saw action from the bench against Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League and Hull in the FA Cup.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Our television language is steadfast in Spanish. However, we are also conscious of the educational and orientational role that Spanish-language television plays within the Latino community, and specifically within the Mexican community,” said Ricardo B. Salinas Diego, chairman of Grupo Salinas. “While we are confident that our audiences will continue to turn to Spanish-language television, and specifically Azteca America, they still need to be participative in their communities and can aspire to better-paying and more dignified work as they become more bilingual.” By City News Service Spanish-language network Azteca America and the National Autonomous University of Mexico on Tuesday signed an agreement to help non-English speaking Latinos in the U.S. learn English. The agreement was signed between Grupo Salinas, which owns the network, and the Mexican university, to begin teaching “Survival English” courses at the school’s San Antonio, Los Angeles and New York satellite campuses. Azteca America and UNAM will jointly produce a televised version of the course, which teaches basic language skills and cultural values, which will air weekends on Azteca America beginning in January. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “We plan on accepting nothing less than full restitution, plus compound interest. We’re going to teach them a little bit about what Armenian interest is.” Jeffrey Barist, a New York attorney representing the defendants, did not return a call. Officials at Deutsche Bank declined comment. “It’s not about the money. It’s about the memories and recognition and justice,” said Katia Kermoyan-Khodanian, 44, of Glendale – an administrative assistant for Los Angeles County and a plaintiff in the suit who attended Friday’s rally. Aram Barsoumian, 43, a Glendale lawyer, joined the protest to lend support. “This subject is like an open wound to me,” he said. “I am a grandchild of genocide survivors. I, like many Armenians, want closure to the issue of genocide. We want Turkey and these banks to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide and make reparations.” The rally and suit are the latest push by Armenian-Americans to get reparation in connection with the organized killing of 1.5 million Armenians in Ottoman Turkey beginning in 1915. Armenians have long sought recognition of the killings as genocide, but Turkey has denied it, saying Armenians were killed during civil unrest. “If they have legitimate insurance policies qualifying them for death, then they should be paid by the insurance policy,” said Engin Ansay, the consul general of the Republic of Turkey in Los Angeles. “When the Armenians say (the banks) are accomplices in genocide, then they don’t have a case because the act committed, however lamentable (and) regrettable … was not a genocide.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With hundreds of Armenians demonstrating outside, a class-action lawsuit was filed Friday in Los Angeles, demanding millions of dollars in assets deposited by their ancestors who were killed in the Armenian Genocide. The suit seeks unspecified damages from Duetsche Bank and Dresdner Bank for lost assets that were deposited in Turkey by thousands of Armenians between 1875 and 1915. It also seeks compensation for property taken by the Ottoman Turkish Empire after 1875 and claims Deutsche and Dresdner bank officials concealed and prevented heirs of account-holders from recovering the assets. “That bank has sat on the blood money of the Armenian people who were driven into the desert and slaughtered by the Ottoman Turks,” said Mark Geragos, an Armenian-American attorney who is representing the seven Armenians named in the lawsuit.
PALMDALE – Los Angeles County needs hundreds of millions of dollars to repair its deteriorating streets and roads, the county’s top public works official said. About $300 million is needed to repair existing potholes and other road damage, plus an additional $70 million annually for ongoing maintenance, but only $15 million is expected to be spent every year, Public Works Director Donald L. Wolfe said. “We are falling behind at a rapid pace,” Wolfe told members of the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon Wednesday. The county’s road fund was hit by $100 million worth of damage done to streets and roads by 2005 storms, he said. It also lost gasoline sales tax revenue diverted by the state to ease its own budget crunch. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe storm-repair costs are likely to affect county road repair funds for several years, he said. The county’s property tax revenue is expected to jump from rising property values, but there are no plans to put that money into streets, he said. County officials have asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s staff to add $2 billion for local roads and streets to the $222 billion state infrastructure plan that the governor failed to get on the June ballot. The state bond measure could go before voters in November.
Romelu Lukaku scored in a 2-0 defeat of Burnley to make it two wins from four for Man United 6. TottenhamSpurs have one fewer point than Man City’s 10, having been beaten by Watford, but there is logic in thinking this is a good start to the season for the Lilywhites. They have picked up nine points which was the expected total, with the defeat of Man United somewhat making up for the loss to Watford. Beating a top six rival so convincingly also puts down something of a marker for the rest of the division.5. WolvesHolding Manchester City to a draw will go down as one of the best results of the season for Wolves, and they can be happy to have claimed five points from a possible 12. Drawing with Everton and beating West Ham are positive results, and there is no shame in losing to Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Nuno is doing well so far, and it will be deemed a good campaign if Wolves ended the campaign in 11th – the position they currently occupy.4. LiverpoolSitting top of the table heading into the international break, Liverpool are doing just as expected. They are yet to face a particularly challenging opponent, with their trip to Crystal Palace regarded as the hardest fixture played so far. Aside from the opening day 4-0 defeat of West Ham goals have been hard to come by, and there seems to be something a bit off about the way Liverpool are playing at this moment in time. Still, they have 12 points from 12 with just one goal conceded, so things are going well.3. ChelseaChelsea are one place behind Liverpool on goal difference, but they sit ahead of the Reds in our power rankings having faced a tougher run of fixtures. While Liverpool have only had to play West Ham, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester, the Blues have already come up against a top six rival in Arsenal, and have had to visit Newcastle and play a Bournemouth side undefeated until Chelsea beat them. Considering Chelsea have started the season perfectly despite still trying to learn how Maurizio Sarri wants to play football, things are looking rosy at Stamford Bridge.2. BournemouthThe Cherries were undefeated until visiting Chelsea, where they gave the Blues a run for their money before finally succumbing. Despite the loss, Bournemouth sit in the top six after four games with two wins and a draw in their opening fixtures, with an eye-catching result coming at Everton. Bournemouth were two goals down but fought back to secure a draw that shows the fighting spirit instilled by Eddie Howe. Question marks remain over the club’s defence, but that won’t matter if Bournemouth continue to score for fun.1. WatfordCould it be any club other than Javi Gracia’s history making Hornets? Never before have Watford started a top flight campaign with four successive wins, and not since 1994 have Watford beaten Tottenham in any competition. Both those records were broken on Sunday when the Hornets defeated Spurs at Vicarage Road to stay joint top of the Premier League after four matches, having looked imperiously solid under Gracia. To prove this is not just a fluke, Watford’s expected goals against (xGA) shows the Hornets are the second best defensive team in the league, only behind leaders Liverpool. Winning the league might be beyond the Hertfordshire club, but a record-high finish in the Premier League is certainly on the cards. tense 9. FulhamAny newly promoted team would be happy with four points from four matches, especially as one of those games, against Tottenham, would have been considered something of a lost cause. Failing to beat Brighton after being two goals up will annoy Slavisa Jokanovic, but the resounding win over Burnley signalled Fulham’s return to the top flight in style.8. CardiffThey may have won just two points out of a possible 12, but Cardiff come out highly in our power rankings. Their squad is by far the weakest in the division, and to be outside the bottom three is a positive for the Welsh club. They may consider failing to get points against either Newcastle or Huddersfield a negative, but the performance in the defeat to Arsenal proves Cardiff have the spirit to stay in the Premier League.7. Manchester CityMan City were expected to start the season perfectly, so to already be two points off the pace is a real blow. Aside from the 6-1 rout of Huddersfield Pep Guardiola’s side have not been particularly convincing, though they are the division’s leading scorers with 11 goals to their name. Being held to a draw by Wolves is one of the shock results of the season so far. gameday cracker 12. EvertonWhile remaining undefeated four games into the season seems nothing but a positive, Everton have had issues this term. Marco Silva’s side led against both Wolves and Bournemouth before being pegged back to draw, while a lot has been made about Everton’s horrific defending at set-pieces. Still, they have looked good in front of goal, and currently reside in the top seven.11. SouthamptonFour points to start the season is an acceptable return, though there are still questions to be asked of Mark Hughes, the manager. Southampton’s home record definitely needs to improve, with just one point picked up at St Mary’s, but going to Crystal Palace and securing a 2-0 win is certainly impressive.10. LeicesterLeicester are performing almost exactly as they should be, having beaten Wolves and Southampton but lost to Liverpool and Manchester United. The promising sign for the Foxes is that they were only narrowly beaten by the top six regulars, and can take heart that nicking points from other top six sides this season is a real possibility. Watford have made history by winning their first four games of the season 17. NewcastleNewcastle could be forgiven for struggling to pick up points on a regular basis given the lack of strength in their squad, but to have just one point from their opening four matches is a dismal record. Yes, they have played Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City, but missing out on points to Cardiff was a real blow – especially as Newcastle missed an injury time penalty.16. Crystal PalaceLiverpool were praised to the rafters for going to Crystal Palace and winning 2-0, but it may be that Palace are just not a very good side. They beat Fulham on the opening weekend, but have lost their following three matches to the Reds, Watford and Southampton. Predictions would have seen Palace on roughly seven points at this stage of the season. In reality they only have three.15. BrightonBeating Manchester United was a fantastic result for Brighton, but they should not be delighted with their start to the season. The Seagulls were comfortably beaten by Watford, and were lucky not to lose to Fulham with their winning goal coming from a penalty stupidly conceded by Aleksandar Mitrovic.14. HuddersfieldThe Terriers had to start their season off by playing Chelsea and Manchester City, and they unsurprisingly lost both matches. A home draw with Cardiff could be considered a missed opportunity, but they did very well to visit Everton and come away with a draw. An acceptable, if uninspiring, start to the campaign.13. ArsenalThere were warning signs when Arsenal lost their first two matches of the season. But those defeats were to Manchester City and Chelsea and there were evident signs Unai Emery had a clear plan as to how he wanted Arsenal to play. The Gunners followed those defeats up with victories against West Ham and Cardiff to move on to six points out of 12, an acceptable return given the huge changes that happened in north London over the summer. revealed 5 Getty Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 5 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Unai Emery finally appears to be getting his message across at Arsenal 5 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 5 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? whoops Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 5 SORRY Pep Guardiola’s side are already chasing the league leaders We are four matches into the 2018/19 Premier League season and now we must take a two-week breather as international football takes centre stage.Heading into the fortnight away from the domestic game, Liverpool lead the division on goal difference, ahead of Chelsea and surprise package Watford – all of whom retain 100 per cent records. REVEALED silverware latest Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? smart causal West Ham prop up the table with their own 100 per cent record – four defeats from four – while Arsenal have had teething problems under new manager Unai Emery and Jose Mourinho teeters on the brink of his famous third season meltdown at Manchester United.But which club have performed the best in the opening weeks of the season? talkSPORT.com have taken a look at all 20 top flight sides and reveal the Premier League power rankings below…20. West HamA truly atrocious start to the season sees West Ham bottom of the Premier League table with two goals scored, 10 conceded, and a grand total of zero points. Even the most pessimistic of fans would not have expected such a poor start.19. BurnleyThe Europa League hangover appears to have hit Burnley, with just one draw and three losses from their opening four matches. A host of injuries have made Sean Dyche’s job incredibly hard, but the Clarets look a shadow of the side they were last term.18. Manchester UnitedSix points from a possible 12 would be a fair record for any team other than United, who are expected to improve upon last season when they finished runners-up to Man City. For reference, United have already lost two games – City only lost two in the entirety of last season. Most read in Premier League Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Watford have defied expectations to sit joint top of the Premier League table predicted
The men from the Wee County proved too much for Donegal once again when Louth easily came out on top in the semi-final of the Nicky Rackard Cup in Letterkenny today.Played in blistering sunshine at O’Donnell Park, Ray Durack’s men simply didn’t have enough for the men form Louth.The visitors eventually ran out 3-19 to 0-7 winners and book a place in the final at Croke Park on June 10th. DONEGAL HURLERS WELL BEATEN BY ‘WEE COUNTY’ IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: May 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLouthNICKY RACKARD CUP