Cardiff City 0-2 QPR: Hoops take early lead at top of the Championship

first_img1 QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink QPR stormed to the top of the Championship with an impressive 2-0 win at Cardiff.Steven Caulker and Tjaronn Chery both scored in the second half to clinch a second successive win.Centre-back Caulker netted the opener against his former club before Chery wrapped up the win with a late penalty.The result saw Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side move ahead of Bristol City at the top of the table on goal difference.Both sides struggled to land a telling blow in the first half of a game that saw plenty of effort but little in the way of end product.Rangers captain Nedum Onuoha and Chery were both booked for fouls as the game threatened to spark into life. Yet neither team could muster a noteworthy shot on target.Grant Hall saw an early header sail over the crossbar while defensive partner Caulker, facing his former club, did well to deny Anthony Pilkington with a timely block.QPR’s new signing Yeni Ngbakoto had an earlier-than-expected introduction to the Championship off the bench after midfielder Ben Gladwin hobbled off in the 11th minute with an ankle injury.But even the pace of the recent arrival from Metz failed to break down a well-organised Cardiff side and even threatened to leave his own side exposed.Wales defender Jazz Richards pressed forward time and again on an impressive home debut for the Bluebirds.Yet having been held to a goalless draw in their opening game at Birmingham, Cardiff again failed to score.Instead QPR began the second half on the front foot and looked far more likely to break the deadlock.Jordan Cousins burst clear on the right flank after a clever exchange of passes with Onuoha but his cross narrowly evaded the onrushing Ngbakoto.Massimo Luongo was shown a yellow card for a needless foul on Peter Whittingham on the hour but by now, Rangers’ midfield were on top.Caulker headed wide from Ngbakoto’s cross and then struck the side-netting just moments later after a free-kick fell to him on the edge of the six-yard area.But the defender was on-target to open the scoring in the 76th minute, thumping home Jake Bidwell’s set-piece delivery.And Rangers doubled their lead after Bruno Ecuele-Manga hauled down Sebastian Polter in the penalty area five minutes from time.Chery netted from the spot to score for the second game in a row and clinch all three points and top spot.last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 1st February 2012Thanks: On St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday 17th March, Buncrana GAA held a celebration of Irish Culture for all the family. We would like to thank the musicians; Michael Gallanagh, Tom Byrne, Denis Kelly and Clare for giving up their time and playing in the clubhouse and also Dinny Mc Laughlin for his music and story telling. A big thanks also to the dancers of the Donna Elliot School of Dancing for their perormance as well. It was a lively morning with mixed teams of boys and girls under the ages of 12 and 14 who pitted their skils against each other and provided two entertaining games of football. The large attendence was kept fed and refreshed by the tea and sandwiches served on the day and our thanks to all of those who contributed in the making and serving of these. Pictures of this enjoyable event are no available on the Buncrana GAA Facebook page. Stay Awake Night: As a Club we are continuously striving to improve the facilities and opportunities for our young people. In order to do this, we must fundraise and we do appreciate your continued support. We are now planning another unique event, a sponsored ‘Stay awake all night’ on Good Friday night in the Scarvey Club House, 9pm till 9am. Our underage players and club members are volunteering to undertake this challenging, yet fun filled, test of endurance in order to raise funds for underage development. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided, as well as prizes for the person with the most sponsorship. Best of luck to everyone involved! ZZZzzz! County panel for participants with disabilities: Donegal Sports Partnership in conjunction with Ulster/Donegal GAA are establishing a county panel for participants with disabilities. To be eligibleto join the panel individuals must be male 16+, have a mild-moderate intellectual disability and have transport to and from training (probably fortnightly). Training venue will be determined by interest but it is envisaged a host club will be identified in either Letterkenny or Donegal Town. For further details please contact Thérèse Laverty, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Tel: 074 (91) 16078/79, Email: sidoactivedonegal@gmail.comApplications for U21 Football Manager: Applications are invited for the role of U21 Football Manager for the coming season. Interested parties should forward applications/proposals to Club Secretary Pauline Grant secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ieCoaching: Can all club coaches and mentors email the results of their stock-take to Coaching Officer Odhrán Doherty ( as soon as possible.Gaelic4All: This iniative is for all ladies who are over 18 years of age who want to learn the skills of Gealic Football in a non-competive FUN environment. The programme continues each Monday at 8.30pm in the Scarvey. Please come along and experience the enjoyment of Gaelic Football, everyone is welcome.Girls U12 Football: On Saturday 24th, a squad of 26 girls travelled to Cookstown for a blitz in the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena, taking on teams from all over Ulster. Despite all 3 teams being very young (with many still in the under 10 age group) the girls played with great heart and really held their own. Both the coaches and players gained alot from the day, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.Gaelic4Girls: Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.Senior Ladies Gaelic Football: The Buncrana Ladies Senior team played another pre-season warm-up game in The Scarvey on Wednesday night ,against an in-form Malin side. Once again, the experienced Malin side took the lead in the first half, but the youthful Buncrana side did not make it easy for them. The girls are beginning to show the talent and experience they all have as the nerves settle and they begin to form as a team. The second half saw the Buncrana ladies push Malin to a tight finish; with the girls taking control of the ball for the last 15 minutes of the match. Even though Buncrana where missing some key players, it was a good performance by all who took part. If we were to pick out one player to mention, it woulds have to be Joanne Buck; who (while only being introduced to the sport very recently) showed how hard work, determination and putting the effort in at training can give a major return to the team and shows us all what being part of a team is all about! Training, as always, continues on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and Friday evening at 8pm. All welcome!U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sundays at the Scarvey from 11.00am until 11.45am.U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out. U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. Competitive games are due to begin in 6 weeks so all players are asked to attend. New and returnig players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome. U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Boys U16 Football: Training continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.Fitness Classes: A number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘CardioPump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.Congratulations: Congratulations to Scoil Iosagain on their performance in the Cumann na mBunscol quiz recently. They now progress to the Ulster finals along with Kilmacrennan NS; Meenaneary & Lurgybrack. The Ulster final is on in the Armagh City Hotel on Tuesday 27th March. Congratulations also to Gaelscoil mBun Cranncha who were the divisional winners in the Cumann na mBunscol football championship.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or NOTES: BUNCRANA was last modified: March 25th, 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:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more

Business Engage honours corporates for Women empowerment

first_imgCorporate South Africa is becoming increasingly proactive in acknowledging the significant role of women in the economy, across all sectors. We can argue, in fact, that there is no economy without women. For this reason, Business Engage – a Brand South Africa partner, launched the Gender Mainstreaming Awards (sponsored by PwC) six years ago.The awards aim to celebrate excellence and women empowerment, and in addition, encourage a greater and more significant representation of women in a typical business setup, and in previously male-dominated industries.Hosted on Thursday 13 September at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, the oversubscribed event saw over 700 delegates attend the auspicious occasion.Stakeholder Relations Manager for Business at Brand South Africa, George Khoza said that Brand South Africa is excited to be partnering with the Gender Mainstreaming Awards for the third time. Khoza added “Brand South Africa is in full support of giving public recognition for good practice and excellence in tackling gender mainstreaming”.        Founder of the Gender Mainstreaming Awards, Colleen Larsen told Brand South Africa that the idea is to award corporates for the work they do in gender diversity. Although the awards are targeted predominantly at the private sector, a number of categories have been extended to government.Some of the major corporations represented on the night included the Vodacom Group Limited, Thomson Reuters Africa, Standard Chartered Bank and DeBeers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd.See the full list of winners below:Women On BoardsBarloworld EquipmentVodacom Group LimitedEY Women On Executive Committees in MultinationalsThomson Reuters Markets (SA)EYVodacom Group Limited Equal Representation & ParticipationCummins Africa Middle EastEYABSA Group Limited (WIMI) Women Empowerment in the Workplace: Barloworld Equipment Overall Winner Listed CompaniesBarloworld EquipmentVodacom Group LimitedWesBank Non – Listed CompaniesSchoeman Law IncAncora Property Group (Pty) LtdNkgwete IT Solutions/Peace Table Grapes (Pty) Ltd Investing In Young Women: Vodacom Overall Winner Listed CompaniesVodacom Group LimitedPPC LimitedPositive Role ModelBarloworld Equipment Non – Listed CompaniesT-Systems South Africa (Pty) LtdCummins Africa Middle EastThomson Reuters Markets (SA) Gender reporting on JSE-Listed CompaniesAdcock Ingram Holdings LimitedAngloGold Ashanti LimitedTigerBrands Limited Empowerment of Women in the Community: Standard Chartered Bank Overall Winner Listed CompaniesAngloGold Ashanti LimitedVodacom Group LimitedYoung Talent – Absa Africa Technology Non-Listed CompaniesStandard Chartered BankDeBeers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltdi4Water with AECI and Cummins Africa Middle East – Joint 3rd  Diversity & TransformationVodacom Group LimitedEYClarkhouse Human Capital and Dormehl Phalane – Northern Suburbs – Joint 3rd Economic EmpowermentEYBarloworld EquipmentPPC Limited Mainstreaming Gender and DisabilityCummins Africa Middle EastVodacom Group Limited INDIVIDUAL AWARDSPositive Role ModelDineo Molefe – T-Systems South Africa (Pty) LtdChristine Ramon – AngloGold Ashanti LimitedBeauty Mtsweni – Group Five LimitedProfessor Elain Vlok – Clover FoundationSpecial Mention  Inclusive LeaderBruce Cleaver – DeBeers Group and Gino Butera – Cummins Africa Middle East – Joint 1stSneha Shah – Thomson Reuters Markets (SA)Jurgen Stragier – Group Five Limited GENDER MAINSTREAMING CHAMPION: BARLOWORLDlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, December 19, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today will be dry but will be a transition day as we start to work into a more active weather pattern from now through the end of the year. Today will feature increasing clouds ahead of our next weather system, but temps remain above normal for this time of year. This will be the last dry day until we get to the weekend. Rain moves into the state tomorrow, bringing a few hundredths to .3”,tracking mostly over western Ohio. A secondary, stronger batch of moisture surges up into Ohio for Friday. This is where we can see some significant moisture development, and are penciling in up to 1.25″ of precipitation.  The rains linger into early Saturday before ending. Cold air will be advancing, but we think it does not get here fast enough to cause a problem with the Friday moisture…it should all stay liquid. We won’t rule out wet snow flakes as precipitation ends early Saturday, or near the lake early Saturday morning.  for Friday, we just don’t think it’s a big deal. Overall, combined moisture for the next two days will end up at from .25″-1.5″ with coverage at 90%. The map at right shows an update of rain totals through Saturday midday. We are dry for most of the weekend…all of Saturday and most of Sunday. We will be turning much colder as temps fall to below normal levels. We are still talking up a chance of some light snow overnight Sunday night through mid morning Monday and leaving snow totals at a coating to an inch or two, and coverage at 70% of the state. The best snows may end up being in central Ohio. We are dry Monday. Christmas Day is becoming more interesting. There is a huge discrepancy between models. The European model brings a major winter storm with snow, some rain and major accumulations, along with wind. However, the GFS model says a little rain late in the day on Christmas, mostly over west central and southwest Ohio…and,  oh – it’s going to be warm. This is one of the biggest discrepancies we can remember 7 days out on a system. Right now, we continue to leave our forecast dry for Christmas Day, as that has been our bias to this point. We are going to have to see some data that supports the Euro over the next few days in order to get on to any Christmas storm bandwagon at this time. So, we are dry Christmas in our forecast, and we keep the dry weather through Wednesday and the first half of next Thursday. From there, we get wet. Rains arrives Thursday night )27th) and holds through Friday the 28th, bringing .2”-.8” and 90% coverage. Then for the extended forecast period, we have snow to the north and rain to the south from Saturday night the 29th through Sunday midday (30th). Then rain is bac for Monday the 31st through Tuesday the 1st. Then we have snow from late the 2nd through the 3rd. So, expect a very active finish to 2018 and an active start to 2019.last_img read more

Hard Work Pays Off For Devils

first_imgTope guided his Wollongong Devils team to the Men’s Open title at the 2012 New South Wales Country Championships in Dubbo last weekend, winning the Player of the Final award in their win over the Central Coast Dolphins on the siren. The win was the young Devils’ side second consecutive Country Championships title, and Tope says it’s great to see the team is reaping the rewards for the efforts they are putting in. “We’ve put a lot of work into them but the motto of the group is that ‘you make your own luck’ so they are the ones who turn up to training and they are the ones that put the effort in and do the extras and stuff, all we do is shape them and polish them,” Tope said. “It’s never really been driven about results it’s about how you perform and how you hold yourself and to have fun. The win is great but it’s actually better to see them become good models of the game and I guess examples for other kids coming through the system as well, I think that’s where the Country Champs are so important. That was the purpose for us to go away, to have a good time as a group, perform well but act accordingly off the field as well.”“We had three guys who played in their first tournament for the Devils in the Men’s group and that was Dylan Menzies and Matt and Adam Clune. All of them were actually outstanding. They know if they don’t perform and do the wrong thing there are 20 guys that can take their spot and they stepped up to the plate and were probably three of our best players over the weekend and everyone played well.”Tope became involved with the Devils in 2008 after moving to Wollongong and when a knee injury sidelined him in 2009 he took on the challenge of coaching one of the junior Devils teams with fellow Australian Men’s Open player, Terry Deegan. Over the past couple of years the side has developed to a point where they will this year compete in the New South Wales Touch Association’s (NSWTA) Vawdon Cup Men’s Premier League competition. “I tore the cruciate in my knee in November 2009 and I figured I was going to be out for roughly six to nine months or however long it takes to get back, and I needed a project to keep me interested so we took the Junior State Cup team, the under 18’s Boys.” “We trained them up over the past couple of years and piece by piece they got better and more guys have joined in and now we’ve got a bit of a system where, they played division one last year in Vawdon Cup and State Cup, won the State Cup, made the final of the Vawdon Cup and the next progression for them is to actually play in Premier League.”It’s also been a successful 12 months for Tope, who has won two Country Championships titles, as well as the New South Wales Vawdon Cup and State Cup titles with the Eastern Suburbs Roosters. Earlier this year he was a part of the Australian Men’s Open team that played New Zealand in the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, something that has been a goal of his for some time. “To put in so much effort over so long of a time and to have so many setbacks, to make that team you could imagine what it was like it was just smiles from ear to ear. It was hard to sort of block out the occasion and play well because I was just so amped up and so happy and chuffed with the achievement so to actually win it and in the fashion that we won it and to play with guys that I’ve played with for a long time, my best mate was in the team, the coaching staff were so good to us. It was the ultimate experience in sport.”Tope travelled to Scotland to watch the Men’s Open team win its World Cup title last year and says it was ‘fulfilling being in Scotland but even more fulfilling being in Mudgee’. “I actually trained right through with them, I trained right up until they left for the World Cup. I was always going to go over anyway because I thought if I don’t make the team I’ll take my girlfriend over and my brother was living over there at the time, but to see them win, the way that they treated me was that I was still part of the team even though I wasn’t a player. To actually make the team and be a real player in the team actually added to the experience. Being in Scotland and seeing them win and seeing how well they get along off the field and the ambassadors they are for the game, I just wanted to be a part of it so much.”Tope admits its been a big 12 months and that ‘it’s not going to stay that green forever’ but as long as him and his respective teams continue to enjoy playing and keep learning, then that’s the main thing.  “As long as whatever happens, whatever the results end up being that we are still enjoying it, keep enjoying each other’s company whatever team I play in and keep learning and staying fit, no more injuries. The most immediate goals are to keep enjoying it, to stay fit and to keep learning, hopefully the rest will take care of itself.”last_img read more

9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp blocks Origi sale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp blocks Origi saleby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp has blocked Divock Origi’s departure from Liverpool. The Belgian striker is wanted by Wolves, West Ham and Fulham.However, following Dominic Solanke’s transfer to Bournemouth, Klopp is not keen on losing any more of his attacking options, according to the Liverpool Echo.Liverpool had been open to selling the 23-year-old, who they value at £20million.Origi has scored 23 goals in 81 appearances for the Merseyside club. last_img

19 days agoChelsea boss Lampard tells Pulisic to fight for place

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard tells Pulisic to fight for placeby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has told Christian Pulisic to fight for his place.Some in the USA have accused the Chelsea boss of favouritism because he is picking young English players ahead of the big-money signing from Pennsylvania.But Lampard said: “This is one of my difficult problems in this job, that I have good players and everyone has a story.“Christian Pulisic has a price-tag, Ross Barkley is an international player, Mason Mount is an international player.“Callum Hudson-Odoi has just signed a new contract, Bayern Munich wanted to buy him last summer, he is an international player.“Ruben Loftus-Cheek will come back and be an international player — and I can’t pick them all in the game, unfortunately.“All I have to demand of them is that they show me in training or show me in the game when they get the chances to play that they are worthy of their place.“That’s not to make me sound like a hard taskmaster, that’s just a brutal reality of my job. Next week I might be asked about two other names.”Lampard gave the USA international a chance against Grimsby in the Carabao Cup — and the implication is that he did not take it.Boss Lamps said: “I spoke to him two days before the Grimsby game and was very clear about the standards.“And we have to give him the fact he has moved country, moved leagues and is as young as all the young players we keep talking about. He has just turned 21.“What he needs to do is work daily and work to show within the group that he deserves to play.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

14 days agoTottenham legend Waddle: Pochettino must fix back four

first_imgTottenham legend Waddle: Pochettino must fix back fourby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur legend Chris Waddle says Mauricio Pochettino must start by fixing his defence if he wants to turn around their poor run of form.Pochettino has been thrown under pressure after Spurs’ terrible start to the season, which has seen them win 3 games from 11 matches across all competitions.Speaking to, Waddle said: “Tottenham have the best training ground in the country and probably the best stadium in the world, it’s certainly the best I’ve ever been to. Everything is geared towards success. But success is determined on the pitch.”There are key players who will soon be out of contract. You don’t see that with Liverpool or Manchester City. Big clubs nail down long-term deals for their best players.”Looking at the back four, Serge Aurier wanted to leave but they kept him and got rid of Kieran Trippier, who didn’t want to leave. Toby Alderweireld is out of contract, Jan Vertonghen wants a new deal and defence is a weakness for Spurs. It doesn’t help that they play very high.”Alli was poor last season and Lucas Moura is a hit-and-miss player. Christian Eriksen is running down his contract and should never have been allowed to get in that position.”The Champions League and new stadium should have been a stepping stone but Spurs have lost confidence and shape – the system which was working before isn’t now. Playing against them at the moment is very easy.”For what Mauricio Pochettino has done at the club, he has to be given time. The club must sit him down and ask him what he needs.”If it means signing five players then that’s what it takes. If it means playing on the counter-attack against big teams then so be it. They can’t keep playing so high or they’ll be carved apart. Tottenham need to finish in the top four – it’s as simple as that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Facebook joins top Indian music labels

first_imgMumbai: Facebook on Thursday announced to partner top music labels in India that will let its nearly 300 million users in the country express themselves with music on its platform as well as Instagram. With the partnerships with T-Series Music, Zee Music Company and Yash Raj Films, Facebook will allow the users to include their favourite music in videos, messages, posts, stories and other creative content. “People will now be able to include music in their videos on Facebook and Instagram, opening up more options for more ways to express and sharing memories with friends and family,” said Manish Chopra, Director and Head of Partnerships, Facebook India. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app Facebook has partnered with the music community in more than 40 countries. “We’re introducing a new feature: from a song on your profile, we’re making it possible to tap through to Spotify so people can listen to the full song and discover more from that artist. “We’ll be adding other partners in the near future as well,” the company said in a blog post. The Spotify feature, however, is yet to come to India. According to Anand Gurnani, Vice President-Digital, Yash Raj Films, “our association with Facebook offers a chance for audiences to experiment and express themselves through music and share the same with their friends”. “We have one of the largest catalogue of songs. Today’s digitally-savvy consumers are ultra-creative and it will be interesting to see how they re-purpose our music and videos to say what they want the world to hear,” added Neeraj Kalyan, T-Series President and Digital head.last_img read more

Atlanta Hawks Thabo Sefolosha Awarded 4M In Police Scuffle

Thabo Sefolosha will wrap his Atlanta Hawks career with a lawsuit settlement.(Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)Atlanta Hawks’ forward Thabo Sefolosha will get a $4-million settlement in a police-brutality suit he filed against the NYPD that he said broke his leg and left him unable to finish the NBA season in 2015.“This settlement is not a concession that Mr. Sefolosha was blameless in this matter and there was no admission of liability by the defendants,” the city law department said in a statement to the New York Daily News. “But, in light of the gravity of his injuries, the potential impact on his career as a professional athlete and the challenge for a jury in sorting out the facts in this incident, the resolution of the case was in the best interests of the city.”The $4-million payout is a fraction of the $50 million Sefolosha originally sought from the New York City Police Department and the city it serves in October 2015.As previously reported, police maintained they had been close to Manhattan, N.Y.’s 1Oak nightclub in April 2015 addressing the stabbing of now-Turkish Basketball Super League player Chris Copeland. The cops claimed Sefolosha questioned their authority, adding they were simply trying to keep him out of the area. Sefolosha said he handed a homeless man money near the club when officers pulled him to the ground, arresting Sefolosha and breaking his leg. Former Hawks teammate Pero Antic had accompanied Sefolosha to the club and also was arrested.Sefolosha, whose suit also pointed to a “racial matter” regarding the hoodie he wore at the time of his arrest, testified that he referred to NYPD Officer Jean Paul Giacona as “a midget,” according to NYDN, before he was dragged to the ground. The act of police brutality injured the 6-foot-6 baller’s leg and could have ended his NBA career, his lawsuit said.Charges against Sefolosha stemming from the incident, including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, were dismissed in October 2015.The 2016-2017 NBA season will be Sefolosha’s last as a Hawk as his three-year, $12-million deal comes to a close, Yahoo reported. He will become a free agent this summer, while Antic, who also sued the city over the scuffle, is playing for the Turkish Basketball Super League. Antic’s federal lawsuit over the incident is pending. read more