10 Gilas players, 2 coaches suspended by Fiba for brawl; SBP gets hefty fine

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Basketball Australia, the country’s governing body, has to cough up CHF 100,000 (P5,349,200) “for the unsportsmanlike behavior of its players and for abusing and/or tampering of equipment, after having removed floor stickers from the court on the eve of the game.”READ: Gilas players say sorry for failing to keep emotions inThe bans only apply to the games in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Qualifiers and don’t extend to the PBA and the NBL, the national league in Australia.The referees who worked game did not escape Fiba’s punishment. They were removed from the FIBA Elite Program and have been banned from participating in any Fiba-sanctioned international competitions for one year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Cone, Ginebra expect Rain or Shine to ‘come out with great force’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ten players and two coaches from Gilas Pilipinas have been suspended by Fiba for their role in the brawl between the Philippines and Australia during the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers last July 2 at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Calvin Abueva received the heftiest sanction of all as he is banned for six games with Fiba factoring in “prior behavior  in a Fiba competition,” while Roger Pogoy, Carl Cruz, and Jio Jalalon were slapped with five-game bans.Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro William, Andray Blatche and Jeth Troy Rosario were handed three-game suspensions while Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright got one game each.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In this July 2, 2018, file photo, Philippines’ Jason William (7) jumps to hit Australia’s Daniel Kickert, center left, as others rush to break a brawl during the FIBA World Cup qualifying basketball game at the Philippine Arena in suburban Bocaue township, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines. Kickert was given a five-match ban for unsportsmanlike behavior by international body FIBA on Thursday, July 19, 2018, for his part in a brawl during an Asian qualifier against the Philippines for the 2019 World Cup. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)READ: Fans divided over Gilas-Australia brawlAssistant Coach Joseph Uichico, meanwhile, is suspended for three games while Chot Reyes is out for one game and fined CHF 10,000 (P534,834) for “inciting unsportsmanlike behavior.” Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas also has to pay a whopping CHF 250,000 (P13,373,002) disciplinary fine for “the unsportsmanlike behavior of its delegation members and of its public, as well as for insufficient organization of the game.”As part of the sanction, Gilas Pilipinas’ next home game must be played behind closed doors and two more home games have been placed under a three-year probationary period.READ: Gilas runs out of players, loses to Australia in ugly, bizzare gameThe world governing body announced its decision on Thursday following a thorough review of the ugly incident.Meanwhile, Australia’s Daniel Kickert is banned for five games, Thon Maker three and Chris Goulding one for “inciting unsportsmanlike behavior.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

Private Sector donations to aid Venezuelan migrants increase

first_imgMore Private Sector companies are coming on board to aid the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in their relief exercise to Venezuelan migrants.A donation was made on Monday by the Atlantic Southern Trades Incorporated at the CDC’s headquarters in Thomas Lands, Georgetown. The company’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Joseph Messiah, said the contribution seeks to support the ongoing exercise by the CDC to aid the migrants crossing into Guyana’s border regions. The company donated several food items, along with some toiletries.CDC Director-General (ag), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as expressing much appreciation to the company for their timely donation. He emphasised that the products donated are those used by the Venezuelans, given their culture. The acting Director-General added that they are distributing supplies in remote communities in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Region One (Barima-Waini).Some of the items donated by Atlantic Southern Trades Incorporated to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) for distribution in Region OneFor the past several months, the Civil Defense Commission has been conducting distribution exercises in various communities in Region One where migrant families received basic food and sanitation supplies.During the latter part of January, a total of 273 hygiene kits were distributed to migrant families in Eteringbang. Migrants in Khan’s Hill, Mabaruma and Imbotero also received hygiene kits and food hampers while 151 food hampers were distributed to migrants in Kaikan, Cuyuni Mazaruni.The National Multi-Sectorial Coordinating Committee, through the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), has been providing relief to migrants in the border regions. Venezuelans have been crossing the border into Guyana to escape the political and socio-economic crisis in their homeland. These migrants have also been going through the registration process.About two weeks ago, Region One’s Regional Chairman Brethnol Ashley had expressed worry over the fact that the region lacks resources to cater for the individuals who are seeking refuge there.In a document to this newspaper, the Chairman stressed the lack of human resources, adding that shortages of drugs and other medical supplies continue to plague the region as a result of the high number of Venezuelans.These matters were highlighted during a special meeting between regional executives. The meeting was attended by the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Pauline Lucas and others. It was hosted with the intent of establishing a collaboration between the two regions to address the number of issues birthed as a result of the increased influx of Venezuelans.“There continues to be shortage of drugs and medical supply as a result of the increased number of Venezuelans seeking medical and other attention,” the Chairman pointed out.The Chairman had told the visiting team that he would be thankful for any assistance while noting that officials in the region are faced with increased challenges and difficulties and support from Region Four’s health sector would be appreciated.last_img read more

2 nabbed with cocaine in Essequibo

first_imgA poultry farmer along with another person are expected to be charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking after they were found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine on Saturday.The men were nabbed after Police intercepted a grey-coloured Toyota AE 100 motorcar along the Riverstown Public Road. Reports reaching Guyana Times revealed the men were seen leaving the house of a popular drug dealer and were heading to Supenaam when the car was stopped and searched by the Police.During the search on the vehicle bearing registration number HB 628, the 39-year-old poultry farmer attempted to discard a transparent piece of plastic that was hidden in the panel of the door.Upon closer inspection, the Police suspected the whitish substance to be cocaine.The plastic was unwrapped and it was confirmed to be cocaine.The suspect reportedly offered the ranks $200,000 in bribe money to release him. He was subsequently arrested and the drug was weighed in his presence and amounted to 28 grams.The farmer and the driver of the car are assisting the Police in their investigations.last_img read more

Fashion forward

first_img• Photo Gallery: Santa Fe Fashion Show • Video: Santa Fe Fashion Show SANTA FE SPRINGS – Santa Fe High School art teacher Jessica Durrant-Guiragossian has always believed that a little fashion can bring out the best in a student. It was a lesson she learned as a high school student herself, participating in a student fashion show while taking a merchandising class. When she brought the idea to Santa Fe High six years ago, she was certain it could be a hit. But she never anticipated how quickly her students could rise to the challenge of organizing their own fashion show – doing everything from operating the lighting, props and sound settings to designing, creating and modeling their own outfits. “This was the best year ever,” Durrant-Guiragossian said after the “Miss Antoinette’s Delicious Dreams” fashion show was held in the school’s Cafe West last week. “All of the outfits were so great, so over the top,” she added. “I’m so proud of all of them.” It took months of planning for the fashion show to take shape. True to the Marie-Antoinette theme, everything about the show, from the outfits to the music, was infused with lavishness, elegance and quirkiness. Some students strutted down the catwalk adorned in multicolored Christmas lights and balloons, to the beat of Prince and Michael Jackson songs. “It was really good,” said senior Jackie Medina, 17. “The design was really nice and out there. Even though \ are only 17 or 18, they showed what they were capable of.” Senior Karina Linqui, 18, one of about 85 art students who put the show together, said she took Durrant-Guiragossian’s commercial art class this year specifically because she attended last year’s fashion show and was blown away by it. “It was really good. It had a space theme, and there were lights and fog machines and giant robots,” said Linqui, 18, a senior. Being a part of this year’s fashion show taught her how to “come out of my comfort zone and make new friends with people and help them out,” she added. Durrant-Guiragossian said the show also helps revive what she called “the lost art of homemaking” among a new generation of youngsters. Her students “learned to sew and used sewing machines,” she said, “and even the moms and grandmas of the family were involved with costumes and hair and makeup.” Just as high school athletes, cheerleaders and drama students get their 15 minutes of fame, the lesser-known students in her commercial art class received the spotlight for a change, she said. “I am so proud of the students’ ability to produce this event,” Durrant-Guiragossian added. “Their teamwork and ability to work under pressure is amazing.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051 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

Kagere double sends Gor to Super Cup final

first_imgSimba had earlier on booked a slot in the final after beating Kenya’s Kakamega Homeboyz 5-4 on post match penalties.Gor had a good start to the match with head coach Dylan Kerr having reverted to his strongest line up, making changes from the squad that won 3-0 against Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumu (JKU) in their quarter final match on Sunday.Philemon Otieno reverted to right-back with Humphrey Mieno and Ernest Wendo who sat out of the tie making a start in midfield.Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge spearheaded the attack, Kerr making his intent known that he was not taking the Tanzanian domestic cup finalists for granted.The home side had two chances within the opening minutes, both going begging. First, George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo on his marauding runs on the right found a loose ball and his attempt at volleying it on target was inches close.In the ninth minute, Kagere was picked out by a well weighted pass by Francis Kahata unmarked on the right, but his shot after setting himself up on the first touch went wide when he should have at least had an effort on target.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi takes on Singida United’s skipper Deus Kaseke during the SportPesa Super Cup semi-final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe tempo of the game which had built up much to the ecstasy of the full to capacity Afraha Stadium was hugely punctured when the heavens opened up to torrential rain.Amid the downpour, Singida almost broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when Danny Lyanga attempted his luck from distance but keeper Shabaan Odhoji made a brilliant save to keep away the effort.Two minutes later though, Gor were wheeling away in celebration when Kagere atoned for his earlier miss, racing into the near post to flick home a corner from Kahata.In the second half, the visitors were more adventurous upfront and had two close chances to draw back level. In the 58th minute, Ally Kenny’s header unmarked at the back post off a Lubinda Mundia cross from the left went straight to Odhoji.Three minutes later, Mundia had an effort at goal from the edge of the six yard box when he towered over Shakava and Joash Onyango to head a cross from Shafik Batambuze but it went inches over the bar.Gor Mahia left back Godfrey Walusimbi vies for the ball with Singida United captain Deus Kaseke during their SportPesa Super Cup semi final at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium in June 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluUnder the difficult playing conditions, both teams resorted to punting balls upfield for a more direct way of attacking.Gor, who had been pressed into their own half had a chance after 70 minutes when Kahata’s deep cross from the right found Odhiambo at the backpost but his shot was beautifully saved by Peter Manyika in the Singida goal.Gor had penalty appeals downed three minutes later when Tuyisenge controlled the ball beautifully inside the box but his attempt at creating shooting space was brought to a halt by combined tackles from Batambuze and Kennedy Juma.Kagere wound up the scoring in the 88th minute when when he took on a shot from range that found the keeper off his guard0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere celebrates his goal against Singida United during the SportPesa Super Cup semi-final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Jun 7- Head coach Dylan Kerr got the final he had been craving for as SportPesa Super Cup defending champions Gor Mahia booked a date with his former club Simba SC in Sunday’s finale after beating Singida United 2-0 in the semis on Thursday at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium.Kerr, who coached Simba for one season before leaving, had joked on Sunday that he would have wished to play his former employers in the final and Meddie Kagere’s goals in either half handed him exactly what he had wished for.last_img read more

England manager hails skipper Wayne Rooney

first_img Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney 1 England manager Roy Hodgson insists captaincy has made Wayne Rooney better.The Manchester United striker, who also skippers his club, took the England armband following the retirement of former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard last summer.And Hodgson said he has seen a marked improvement in the 29-year-old since he assumed the role.“Wayne has been fantastic all the time I’ve been with the national team but I would say he has stepped up a notch in terms of being an England player since he got the captaincy,” Hodgson told SiriusXM FC.“He took that honour very seriously. He researched the role a little bit, taken in experience of playing under previous captains and he works very closely with me and the players but most importantly of all he plays well for the team.“The good fortune for us is he has come up with goals – I am thinking of the Estonia game when he wasn’t having a wonder game – even when his actual performance hasn’t been as good as he can be.“I think we are lucky that the void we thought might exist after Steven Gerrard has been filled.”The Three Lions top their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a 100% record and there is already a growing expectation on the team ahead of next summer.But Hodgson knows he has to find a way to perform at big tournaments, especially following the disappointments of Euro 2012 and last year’s World Cup.“It doesn’t matter what our ranking is or if we have a young team – we are expected to win, so there is no point trying to play down expectations,” he added.“What I hope is the team I believe is capable of playing some very good football will be capable of producing those performances at a European Championships, which in the past has not always been the case.“A major task for us will be to make sure we can produce when push comes to shove in a knock-out tournament.”last_img read more

Newest blaze near Magic Mountain frustrates already taxed fire crews

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It’s nonstop,” Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Sam Padilla said. “It’s been so dry, there’s been this potential with the high winds. We saw it today what that can do.” Already battling the 35,500-acre Buckweed Fire stretching from Agua Dulce to Saugus, fire crews scrambled Monday afternoon when a huge plume was spotted in Valencia, with flames shooting into the skies behind the thrill rides at Magic Mountain. The new blaze, dubbed the Magic Fire, exploded within a few hours to 1,200 acres, forcing some residents on Mallory Drive and Waycott Avenue to evacuate their homes. At the same time, the Ranch Fire in Castaic drove toward Piru and beyond, threatening hundreds more homes in Ventura County as well as the Sespe Condor Preserve. “It was horrible, the wind, the smell. The fire was right behind our house,” said 19-year-old Jillian Ibarra, who spent the night with her family at an American Red Cross evacuation center in the Saugus High School gym. Their resources already spread thin, air and ground crews scrambled Monday afternoon to contain a fast-moving wildfire near Magic Mountain, one of more than a dozen burning across Southern California. Tens of thousands of residents fled hillside homes in the Santa Clarita Valley, Ventura County and Malibu as exhausted firefighters fought relentlessly against the ferocious flames. Fanned by powerful Santa Ana winds and fueled by tinder-dry brush, flames raced up hills and across ridgelines covered by burgeoning housing developments. Teams of firefighters shifted from one fire to the next as threats peaked, and water-dropping aircraft criss-crossed the skies. More than 1,200 firefighters from across the state, aided by SuperScooper aircraft and an army of helicopters, attacked the numerous fingers of the massive Buckweed Fire as gusts up to 60 mph pushed flames toward homes. By late afternoon it was 20percent contained. About 15,000 Saugus residents were evacuated as flames threatened their housing tracts, but unlike Sunday, when 25 homes were destroyed by this fire, none burned Monday. Also destroyed was the district office in Saugus for the Angeles National Forest. Nine hundred homes and businesses lost electricity. The blaze continued to spew heavy black smoke into the skies as it charred brush and threatened destruction. Driven by the relentless wind, the fires sent residents fleeing with the treasures and necessities that fit in a car. Others ignored orders to evacuate and stayed to protect their homes, a hindrance for firefighters who said stubborn homeowners hampered their efforts. Among those displaced by the fires were about 1,000 inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, in the path of the Buckweed Fire. The men, among 10,000 in five jails at the Pitchess compound, were moved to another facility on the grounds. The air and ground battle also continued against the Malibu Fire, as more than 1,500 firefighters fought to contain the 3,000-acre blaze as it darted in and out of the area’s jagged hills, threatening expensive homes and sending clouds of smoke billowing over the seaside city. As 50mph winds whipped through the already fire-ravaged hillsides near Pepperdine University, the flames shifted and had begun to burn deep into the hillside near Carbon Canyon. Five homes, including an ornate mansion known to locals as “The Castle,” were destroyed Sunday in the fire, along with a glass shop and the landmark Malibu Presbyterian Church. On Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger toured the rubble of the church, where only blackened bricks, scattered nails, and some untouched play equipment remained. The church marquee contained a single word: Revelation. “It’s a tragic time for California,” said Schwarzenegger, who declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and six other Southern California counties as the wildfires continued their march. He also deployed the National Guard to help fight the fires, and sought additional resources from Nevada and Arizona. “We are doing all we can to protect lives and properties,” he said. Robin Morgan, who lost her Carbon Canyon home in the 1993 fire, evacuated her rebuilt home Sunday night and came back Monday to find it intact. Malibu residents are resilient, she said, and fire danger is a small price to pay for living along the coast. “After 1993, this isn’t scary,” she said. “We stay in Malibu for the beautiful days, when the sky is blue and the water is shimmery.” Firefighters kept up their battle to protect homes, making a stand at Las Flores Canyon and around Will Rogers State Park. Authorities also continued to evacuate residents living in the path of the fire. Among those evacuated over the weekend were actors Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer and Victoria Principal, although their homes were not among those damaged. With a white cloth held over his mouth to protect him from smoke and ash, television producer Michael Watkins watched Monday afternoon as helicopters doused a far-off ridgeline with water from the Pacific. On Sunday, the fire skipped his house but destroyed Castle Kashan, the multimillion-dollar mansion owned by socialite Lilly Lawrence. “All you could see was a thousand embers; rocks pelted you,” said Watkins, whose credits include “Las Vegas” and “The X-Files.” “It came like it was a wick and shot into the property,” he said, pointing to a blackened pine in front of Lawrence’s home, where only a couple of giant urns and the remnants of a fireplace remained. “This one was the scariest one I have been in,” Watkins said. Firefighters from around Southern California were called in to fight the infernos in both Malibu and Santa Clarita, part of a mutual-aid agreement that guarantees cooperation among agencies. Firetrucks from Redondo Beach, El Segundo and Torrance were among those that could be seen zooming Monday down The Old Road to fight the blaze that erupted near Magic Mountain. As gawkers gathered on a hillside near Magic Mountain Parkway to watch the initial firefighting efforts, a sheriff’s deputy admonished them to leave. “This is not a party,” he said over the squad car’s public-address system. Still burning to the north was the 29,000-acre Ranch Fire, which threatened Val Verde and the Hasley Canyon Estates area of Castaic, but skirted homes as the flames headed west. Nevertheless, a contingent of several Bay Area fire departments – from Oakland, Fremont and Alameda County – staged to the east on Chiquita Canyon Road in rural Val Verde. With erratic gale-force winds continuing a second day, the effort is to keep ahead of the fires on all potential fronts. By 5 p.m., that fire was just 10percent contained. In Val Verde, residents were awakened at 2 a.m. to evacuate as fire raced toward their hamlet. “It was the middle of the night and I got a big old bang on my door,” said Rita Nunley of Val Verde, who was alerted by a cousin that fire was moving their way. “We packed up the kids and my baby. She took them and I stayed here.” Staff Writers Jerry Berrios and Susan Abram contributed to this report. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want 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

West Ham enter race to sign Italy defender wanted by THREE Premier League clubs

first_imgWest Ham are the latest club to express an interest in Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia.The 29-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City, is being linked with a number of clubs in England.Huddersfield, Newcastle United and West Brom are all said to be tracking the centre-back and Inter are ready to sell.West Ham, according to Corriere dello Sport, are now in the mix too for Ranocchia as they look to bolster their squad for the new season.Inter have reportedly informed clubs the Italian can be snapped up for around £5m and they will let him decide his own future if a number of clubs match that valuation. Andrea Ranocchia in action for Hull 1last_img

Liverpool star issues ominous warning to Premier League title rivals

first_img gameday REVEALED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED “We feel we can beat anyone on our day, we have proved that but it is about having that consistency and we will know how difficult it is to win a league title and have that consistency and do it over 38 games.“For us, we will just let other people talk about the challenges, it is down to us to go out there and perform and get as many points as we can.” smart causal “It is never easy coming out of pre-season when you have players returning at different times due to the World Cup but you just want to get off to a good start and get a win.”Milner, at Celtic Park to publicise a charity match next month where he will organise a team to take on former Hoops midfielder Stiliyan Petrov’s side, added: “I thought it was a good performance and I am sure it will improve as the season goes on.“It was a good starting point, plenty we can work on but the best possible start and hopefully we can kick on from there. Latest Premier League News Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Milner was instrumental at Anfield on Sunday NEW ERA James Milner has warned Liverpool’s Premier League rivals the Reds are only going to improve as the season goes on.Jurgen Klopp’s men began their campaign in the best possible way, destroying West Ham United 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday. After strengthening in the summer with the recruitment of Naby Keita, Alisson, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri, the Merseysiders look like the side best suited to challenge champions Manchester City this season.Mohamed Salah set Jurgen Klopp’s men on their way at Anfield before Sadio Mane netted a double and Daniel Sturridge added a late fourth seconds after coming on as a substitute.It was the type of performance which suggested a threat to Manchester City’s title defence but Milner, said: “That’s for other people to talk about. You guys (media) are going to discuss it, we just want to start the season well and keep improving as a squad and see where that takes us.“Obviously it is early days and the first game of the season you want to get off to a good start, it is very important. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Liverpool fans are starting to believe it could finally be their year 2 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2last_img read more

Billericay owner puts club up for sale after drug-taking claims

first_imgBillericay’s controversial owner Glenn Tamplin has put the non-league side up for sale.The Essex businessman said he been “pushed too far” and had no choice but to step down for the sake of his family. REVEALED silverware whoops His statement continued: “When I initially bought the club, my intentions were always to leave a lasting legacy for the people of Billericay to have a great community club to be proud of, and I hope that when the people of Billericay look back they can see that I have achieved some of the intentions I set out to achieve with the club.“For me the final nail in the coffin was yesterday at the Woking game where I was informed at the ground, after the match, that the police wanted to talk to me regarding a complaint from a fan that that I had been using cocaine. After speaking to the police they were satisfied that the complaint was unfounded, although angry and upset I felt that was the end of the matter.“However, 20 minutes after I had left I was pulled over by the police. Bizarrely I was once again questioned regarding the complaint. This lead to my two young children who were with me becoming absolutely terrified and in floods of tears in the back of my car. Again, after assisting the police in every way possible I was again allowed to continue my journey home. That comes after he was questioned by police on Saturday having been accused of snorting drugs in the public toilets during the Conference South clash with Woking.Tamplin was spoken to by officers at Woking’s ground and was then stopped on his way home before being cleared of any wrongdoing.In a video recording posted on Billericay’s Twitter account, he can be heard complaining to a policeman that he had been unfairly treated and the officer responds by saying he is satisfied he had not taken drugs.Tamplin says the ordeal left his children traumatised and has now put the club up for sale, claiming he can’t take any more.“It is with deep regret that I have no choice but to cut my ties with Billericay Town Football Club. The club is now up for sale with immediate effect” read the statement.“I can take the personal abuse but now it has started to affect my health and my family. For me it has now crossed the line.” The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Glenn Tamplin appointed himself as manager – and sacked himself 2 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won most read in football “This I hope goes some way to clarify the social media backlash I received from people, including Billericay fans, after my national league post-match interview with comments regarding me being ‘off my face’ etc.“My last actions will be to find suitable investors that will be able to run the Billericay Town and also to try my hardest to reinstate Harry Wheeler as manager of this great club. Thank you to all the fans that have stuck by me through thick and thin I will look back at the treble winning season with fond memories of a momentous time in the club’s history.” Glenn has asked for this to be posted,The incident took place after the game yesterday after leaving the game. pic.twitter.com/PzLEQJWi0I— Billericay Town FC (@BTFC) September 2, 2018Tamplin promised to lead the club into the Football League within five years after completing his takeover in December 2016.He appointed himself as manager and made a host of high-profile signings, including former Premier League stars Jamie O’Hara, Jermaine Pennant and Paul Konchesky.Ricay won promotion to Conference South – the second-tier of non-league football – last season and Tamplin stepped aside as manager, putting Harry Wheeler in control of the first-team.But he axed Wheeler by text message last month, five minutes before the end of a 2-0 defeat at Chippenham Town.Tamplin returned to the dugout and oversaw a 2-1 defeat to Woking on Saturday. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img revealed smart causal predicted Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Glenn Tamplin has regularly courted controversy since buying Billericay Town 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City latest How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? gameday cracker SORRY last_img read more