Urbancic’s Brace Leads UWF to Victory in GSC Opener

first_imgUWF and UU were even in corner kick opportunities at 3-3. West Florida posted 11 shots, with four on goal, in comparison to Union’s five shots with only one on target. Freshman keeper Phil D’Amico notched his first career win and recorded one save in the process. UWF wasted little time in gaining a lead, as Chandler Castleman drew a foul inside the box to set up a penalty kick allowing for Urbancic’s first goal 7:09 into the game. Urbancic tallied a goal the old fashioned way 12 minutes into the second half, after securing a long pass from Allan Kuhne and beating UU goalkeeper Pedro Haniel on a one-on-one situation. With the win, the Argonauts break into the win column and stand at 1-3 on the season. The setback for Union snaps a two-game winning streak for the Bulldogs and has UU at 2-4 on the year. The backline of Owen Munro, Barrett Mills, Japhet Bitsindou, Shawn Sanon and Kuhne prevented any chance at Union putting one in the net, as the Argonauts allowed just one shot on goal in the contest.center_img Kuhne recorded his second assist of the season on Urbancic’s second goal. With a two-goal performance, Urbancic becomes the first UWF player to record a multi-goal game in 2016. Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – Senior forward Marteinn Urbancic posted the first multi-goal game of his career to push the University of West Florida men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over the Union University Bulldogs in UWF’s Gulf South Conference opener. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit GoArgos.com.  Print Friendly Version West Florida looks to make it back-to-back wins to open GSC play when it hosts Christian Brothers on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.last_img read more

Cosby’s lurid decade-old testimony is read to the jury

first_imgNORRISTOWN, Pa. | The jury at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial heard from the comedian without him actually taking the stand Thursday as prosecutors read into the record his lurid, decade-old testimony about what he said were several sexual encounters with Andrea Constand that culminated in him giving her pills and then reaching into her pants.Jurors sat riveted and took notes as they heard the TV star say that as he touched Constand’s body during one encounter at his suburban Philadelphia home more than a decade ago, “I don’t hear her say anything. And I don’t feel her say anything. And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection.”“I am not stopped,” he said.Cosby testified in 2005 as part of a lawsuit brought against him by Constand, who said in court this week that she rejected Cosby’s advances and would have fought him off again during the January 2004 encounter had the pills not left her paralyzed and semi-conscious.Cosby eventually settled the case for an undisclosed sum, and his deposition was sealed for years, until a judge released parts of it in 2015 at the request of The Associated Press.A portion of it was read aloud by a detective Thursday afternoon, with more expected on Friday, including Cosby talking about giving quaaludes and alcohol to women he wanted to have sex with.Cosby, 79, could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of drugging and molesting Constand, a former employee of Temple University’s women’s basketball program. He has said the sexual encounter was consensual.Constand, 44, testified this week that Cosby penetrated her with his fingers against her will after giving her pills that left her so limp that she was unable to push him away or tell him to stop.Cosby, who said recently that he did not intend to testify at his trial, showed little reaction as the deposition was read.In his testimony, he said he gave Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl before the “petting” began. Prosecutors have suggested he drugged her with something stronger, perhaps the quaaludes he admitted obtaining decades ago.It was the unsealing of the deposition that spurred Pennsylvania prosecutors to reopen their investigation and let loose a flood of similar allegations from dozens of women that all but destroyed his nice-guy image from “The Cosby Show” as America’s Dad.Prosecutors on Thursday also read into the record Cosby’s 2005 statement to police , in which he gave a similar account of the night in question, saying he gave Constand the Benadryl to help her relax.Also Thursday, a detective testified that Bruce Castor, the district attorney who decided more than a decade ago not to bring charges against Cosby, shut the investigation down in 2005 while police were still working the case.“We had been discussing investigative leads and where they were going,” Cheltenham police Sgt. Richard Schaffer, a witness for the prosecution, said on Day 4 of Cosby’s trial.Schaffer’s testimony could blunt efforts by Cosby’s lawyers to exploit the fact that Castor saw no case. Castor, who has long been out of office, is on the list of potential witnesses at the trial.Castor ended the investigation after four weeks, announcing that Cosby would not be charged because the evidence had shown both parties “could be held in less than a flattering light.” He said he was concerned that Constand had stayed in touch with Cosby and waited a year to call police. It was a new set of prosecutors that brought charges against Cosby in 2015.Castor testified last year that he had talked with Cosby’s lawyer before making his decision and that it was intended to let Cosby speak freely at a potential civil deposition — the same deposition that prosecutors started reading parts of in court Thursday.Some 60 women have come forward to say Cosby sexually violated them, but the statute of limitations for prosecution had run out in nearly every case. Constand’s case is the only one in which Cosby has been charged.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.___For more on Cosby, including trial updates, historical photos, videos and an audio series exploring the case, visit: https://www.apnews.com/tag/CosbyonTriallast_img read more

This 10 minute video of Lionel Messi is well worth a watch

first_imgHaving lost his fourth final with Argentina, Lionel Messi has retired from international football.Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America final following on from defeat in the same competition in 2015 and 2007 as well as the 2014 World Cup final loss to Germany.En route to his latest heartache, though, the Barcelona ace became his country’s top scorer with 55 goals, overtaking Gabriel Batistuta’s long-standing record of 54.Here, talkSPORT has found a video featuring every one of his international goals going back 10 years to his first in 2006.Messi reached 55 goals in 112 games, while Batistuta – a traditional striker – scored his haul in 78 games between 1991 and 2002.last_img read more