Two Injured in Massive Fort Lauderdale Boat Fire; Officials Close Intracoastal Waterway

first_imgAlthough there is minimal impact to nearby roads, the intracoastal waterway is shut down as of about 3:30 p.m. Gollan adds that two people were injured, but did not have any additional information on the extent of their injuries. The boat, a 60-foot sport fisherman, reportedly caught fire directly behind the Shooters restaurant, says Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen GollanThe restaurant is located at 3033 Northeast 32nd Ave. just south of Oakland Park Boulevard. A massive boat fire in Fort Lauderdale has shut down the intracoastal waterway in both directions as of late Sunday afternoon, and officials say two people are being treated for injuriescenter_img “FLFR is working a boat fire aboard and approximately 60 foot sport fishermen on the inter coastal and East Oakland Park Blvd.,” Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue tweeted at 3:08 p.m.FLFR is working a boat fire aboard and approximately 60 foot sport fishermen on the inter coastal and East Oakland Park Blvd.— FLFR PIO (@FLFR411) May 17, 2020 The cause of the fire is not yet known, and it was unclear if there were any other injuries.last_img read more

Vettel beats Hamilton in Bahrain thriller

first_imgBy Alan BaldwinMANAMA,(Reuters)-Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel forged seven points clear at the top of the Formula One standings on Sunday after winning a Bahrain Grand Prix thriller that saw Lewis Hamilton penalised for underhand tactics.Hamilton, who had started the floodlit race level on points with the German, took second place for Mercedes after staging a late chase following the five-second penalty for driving deliberately slowly into the pits.Hamilton’s Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas was third after leading from his first pole position, struggling with his tyres and twice respecting team orders to allow the faster Briton through.The victory was Vettel’s second of the season after the four-times world champion won the opener in Australia. Hamilton, who won in China last weekend, crossed the finish line 6.6 seconds behind.Vettel’s 44th win lifted him to 68 points, with Hamilton second on 61 and the championship looking ever more likely to be an evenly matched battle between the two with Ferrari and Mercedes a cut above the rest.“Yes guys, that’s what I’m talking about,” whooped the German, who was helped by a safety car after an aggressive early pitstop.“It was a really great day. It was on the last half of the out lap when all the fireworks were going off that I was like ‘I love what I do’,” he said.Hamilton’s race, already compromised by Vettel passing him off the start for second place, unravelled further when he drove “unnecessarily slowly” as he came in for his first pit stop.The move was a deliberate one to prevent Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo getting the jump with a quick stop while Hamilton waited behind Bottas, already in the pits.The Briton served the penalty at his second stop, frustration evident from his shaking helmet, before charging back and taking more than a second a lap out of Vettel’s advantage.The task of making up 20 seconds in 16 laps was ultimately too great a task.BACK FOOT“The pitlane was my fault and apologies to the team. I tried my hardest to catch up,” said Hamilton, who thanked Bottas for his help.Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said the Finn’s hopes of a first win had been hit even before the start when a problem with a generator on the grid left him with the wrong tyre pressures.“From then on we were on the back foot,” he said.Bottas kept the lead for the opening laps, with Vettel close behind in a five-car train.The safety car appeared on track after 18-year-old Canadian newcomer Lance Stroll, suffering his third retirement in three races, turned into Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz as the Spaniard left the pits.“I got hit from the side,” the Williams rookie exclaimed.The safety car appeared on track after 18-year-old Canadian newcomer Lance Stroll, suffering his third retirement in three races, turned into Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz as the Spaniard left the pits.“I got hit from the side,” the Williams rookie exclaimed.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had already crashed out by then, blaming brake failure after he trekked across the gravel into the tyre barrier on lap 12.“It was a great team effort today and I felt like we are quick. I tried to put Valtteri under pressure. But the early pit stop worked,” said Vettel.“Lewis obviously was a very big threat again towards the end… but the car was a dream today.”Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth with Australian Ricciardo fifth for Red Bull and Brazilian Felipe Massa sixth for Williams on the 75th birthday of team founder Frank Williams.Mexican Sergio Perez finished seventh for Force India, his 13th successive points finish, with Frenchman Romain Grosjean eighth for U.S.-owned Haas.Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg was ninth for Renault, that team’s first points of the year, and French rookie Esteban Ocon bagged the final point for Force India.McLaren’s nightmare continued with Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne failing to start and Fernando Alonso retiring on the final laps but classified 14th.“I never raced with less power in my life,” the Spaniard told his team.last_img read more

Experts talk about state of election

first_imgPolitical experts discussed messaging in the presidential campaigns and upcoming events in the next nine weeks of the general election at the first installment of the “Road to the White House 2012: Politics, Media and Technology” series.College Democrats President Aaron Taxy and College Republicans President Madeline Lansky moderated a discussion with Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, Raphael Bostic, director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise and Roberto Suro, a faculty fellow at the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.Expert takes · Annenberg Faculty Fellow Roberto Suro, left, and Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise Raphael Bostic discussed the future of the general election campaign at Wednesday’s panel. – Priyanka Patel | Daily TrojanThe weekly panels aim to provide an opportunity to listen to and take part in a discussion on topics ranging from domestic policy to the effects of swing voters.They are sponsored by the Unruh Institute of Politics, the Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise and the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.Panelists analyzed and speculated the effects of last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this week. Suro said that, at this point, any incident could tip the election.“In this close of a race, any external event could produce a breakout moment for the other candidate,” Suro said.The event also touched upon how both the Obama and Romney campaigns will define the futures of their respective parties.“For all sorts of reasons in a multimedia era, it’s a lot harder for candidates to put a stamp on their party,” Schnur said. “I don’t know if there will be a Romney republicanism or an Obama democratism.”The first half hour of the discussion began with the student moderators posing questions to the panelists. During the second half of the panel, the audience was given the chance to question the experts directly.Students, including Nathaniel Haas, a freshman majoring in political science, posed questions to the panel. Haas said the discussion gave college students the opportunity to stay updated on important national events.“It’s hard to stay informed in college, so events like this are really helpful in allowing students to stay informed about issues that are important to us, like the presidential election,” Haas said.After the panel, Taxy said that the principal aim of the series is to foster a non-partisan conversation rather than a debate.“It is part of the atmosphere that the Trojan Family fosters,” Taxy said. “At USC, we like to have a conversation and learn something from someone who might disagree with us.”Lansky wrote in an email there are few opportunities for college students to express their views in a non-partisan way besides outlets like this series.“It’s nice to take a break from the biased discussions that revolve around politics and hear non-partisan, analytical perspectives,” Lansky wrote.The subject of next Wednesday’s panel is “The Key Issues: Jobs, Healthcare and Medicare —What Will Decide the Election?” It will run from noon to 1 p.m. in Ronald Tutor Campus Center 227.last_img read more


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Friday, Sept. 14, and Monday, Sept. 17. Crimes against propertyat 4:54 p.m. on Sept. 16, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect trespassing at Regional Trojan Arms and detained him for investigation. The officers found the suspect in possession of a bicycle that was registered to a student, but they were unable to contact him to determine if a crime had occurred.  The officers then impounded the bike and the suspect was released after being advised against trespassing on university property.at 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 15, a suspect pried open security bars, pulled off a screen and climbed through a window to gain entry at a residence on Portland Street.  The suspect then removed a laptop computer, a camera, a cellular phone and a wallet.Miscellaneous incidentsat 4:10 a.m. on Sept. 16, DPS officers responded to a student who drove his vehicle into a tree in a median near the intersection of 23rd and Figueroa streets. The student sustained abrasions to his arm and shoulder but declined medical treatment and was released at the scene.at 11:58 a.m. on Sept. 15, DPS officers responded to a student who struck her head on a wrought iron gate when she fell while climbing over it at Elizabeth Von KleinSmid Memorial Residence Hall. The officers examined the student then transported her to Good Samaritan Hospital for medical treatment.at 9:50 P.m. on Sept. 15, DPS officers responded to a report of a water leak at Cecele and Michael Birnkrant Residence Hall. Upon their arrival, a student directed them to the lobby, where water was dripping from an exposed pipe in the ceiling.  The officers positioned a trash can beneath the pipe to catch the water, then FMS personnel were requested to clean up and conduct repairs.last_img read more

Beat writers split on No. 11 Syracuse upsetting No. 3 Michigan State and playing on to the Sweet 16

first_imgNo. 11 Syracuse (22-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) faces off with No. 3 seed Michigan State (30-4, 16-2 Big 10) on Sunday at 2:40 p.m. at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Orange most recently smothered TCU, 57-52 and was led by Marek Dolezaj’s 17 points. Michigan State fended off a pesky Bucknell team behind sophomore wing Miles Bridges’ second-half explosion and 29 points.See what our beat writers think of the matchup.Matthew Gutierrez (28-7)So so sweetSyracuse 58, Michigan State 57The arena on Sunday will be packed, mostly of fans in green and white. Stopping Miles Bridges, who scored 29 points Friday night, won’t be easy. MSU has some big bodies inside. But Syracuse’s defense has been as stiff and tough as it’s been all year long. Given how well SU played Friday, even with Tyus Battle and Frank Howard held in check, look out for a Syracuse upset against the Spartans. SU marches on to Omaha.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSam Fortier (24-11)Why not?Syracuse 61, Michigan State 60Jim Boeheim vanquished Jamie Dixon and now Syracuse finds itself in another long-odds situation. This, strangely, seems exactly where the Orange is most comfortable. This team skirted past TCU without its Big 3 firing on all cylinders, which was unlikely, but Syracuse has ignored logic all season. Now, SU has the chance to come back and beat Michigan State after Middle Tennessee State denied SU the opportunity two years ago. It’s too early to compare this postseason run to that one, but if the Orange bullies by the Spartans, those whispers will get louder.Tomer Langer (24-11)ChalkMichigan State 63, Syracuse 59My picks don’t matter anymore. Syracuse has been the underdog in its last two games after narrowly making the NCAA Tournament and won both. On Friday night, No. 1 overall seed Virginia — the team that lost just twice all year, that set the ACC record for wins in a season, that had the best defense in the country — lost to No. 16 seed UMBC, the first time a one seed has lost its first games. Nothing makes sense. Take every pick in this Tournament, from here on out, with a grain of salt. I want to pick Syracuse to win because this team has seemingly taken on a new identity in March. In the end, MSU is by far the toughest of the three opponents it’ll have faced so far in the Tournament, and so I’ll go with the Spartans. Comments Published on March 17, 2018 at 1:16 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Duke vs. UNC: Tipoff time, TV channel, live stream for 2019 rivalry game

first_imgMore: Zion Williamson’s season at Duke will have bigger payoff than straight-to-NBA route“We just have to get him in shape, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Wednesday. “We’ll see. I don’t think he’d be ready for Saturday. I have to be careful not to push this, to give him a chance to get in game shape. But I would be surprised if he wasn’t ready by the ACC Tournament.”Duke (26-4) is unable to clinch a No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, but by beating UNC (25-5), the Blue Devils would finish second, sending UNC to third, thanks to a tiebreaker Duke holds because it beat Virginia while the Tar Heels did not.Here’s everything to know as Duke and UNC renew their storied rivalry, including series history and how to watch the game live on TV and stream online.What time does Duke vs. UNC start?Tipoff in the Dean Smith Center is set for 6 p.m. ET Saturday night at Chapel Hill. Duke has not won at UNC since 2016.Duke vs. UNC TV channel, live streamThe game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN, and can be streamed live via the WatchESPN app. MORE: SN’s latest March Madness bracket predictionsAre tickets still super expensive?While ticket prices aren’t nearly as pricey as they were for the opportunity to see Zion play in Cameron, as of Thursday afternoon the cheapest available ticket on VividSeats will cost you $1,239. By comparison, ticket prices were running over $3,000 for the first game of the rivalry two weeks ago.UNC vs. Duke all-time seriesNorth Carolina leads the all-time series, 138-111. The two teams have met as ranked teams a total of 70 times, with the Tar Heels only holding a two-game advantage over Duke (36-34). Over the last 180 games, UNC has outscored the Blue Devils by just 38 points (13,669-13,631), a difference of 0.2 points per game.A whole lot of historyAs of the start of the season, UNC sits third on the all-time wins list with Duke in fourth. The two have combined for 38 of 65 ACC tournament crowns and 50 regular season titles. Who has more national championships?The blue-blood programs have been to 36 Final Fours and have won 11 national championships, with the most recent being the Tar Heels in 2017. North Carolina holds the slight edge with six national championships compared to Duke’s five. The Blue Devils have won two this decade, but UNC owns the most recent title from 2017. It has been just over two weeks since the shoe explosion heard around the world occurred and added another intriguing facet to the long, storied history of the Duke-North Carolina rivalry.Duke’s Zion Williamson, injured in UNC’s 88-72 win over the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium, hasn’t returned since then as he nurses a knee sprain. He’s unlikely to return on Saturday for No. 4 Duke’s final game of the regular season. • North Carolina: 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017• Duke: 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015UNC vs. Duke rivalry historyBelow are the results of the last 10 meetings between Duke and North Carolina, including the postseason.DateScoreLocationLeading scorerFeb. 20, 2019UNC, 88-72Cameron Indoor StadiumLuke Maye (UNC) – 30 pointsMarch 9, 2018UNC, 74-69Brooklyn, NY (ACC Tournament)Gary Trent Jr. (Duke) – 20 pointsMarch 3, 2018Duke, 74, 64Cameron Indoor StadiumMarvin Bagley III (Duke) – 21 pointsFeb. 8, 2018UNC, 82, 78Dean Smith CenterJoel Berry II (UNC) – 21 pointsMarch 10, 2017Duke, 93-83Brooklyn, NY (ACC Tournament)Jayson Tatum (Duke) – 24 pointsMarch 4, 2017UNC, 90-83Dean Smith CenterLuke Kennard (UNC) – 28 pointsFeb. 9, 2017Duke, 86-78Cameron Indoor StadiumGrayson Allen (Duke) – 25 pointsMarch 5, 2016UNC, 76-72Cameron Indoor StadiumGrayson Allen (Duke) – 29 pointsFeb. 17, 2016Duke, 74-73Dean Smith CenterBrice Johnson (UNC) – 29 pointsMarch 7, 2015Duke, 84-77Dean Smith CenterTyus Jones (Duke) – 24 pointslast_img read more

Nikhat Zareen demands trial against Mary Kom to be televised in interest of fairness

first_imgAdvertisement clkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vskp40cWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ela( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9dtxchWould you ever consider trying this?😱m5lsCan your students do this? 🌚9g3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Nikhat Zareen was to face bronze medalist, Mary Kom in a private league organised by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Tuesday, but since the match did not take place, Nikhat is now worried about her place in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics Quantifies that is to held in New Delhi on December 27th. She does not trust BFI and is doubtful whether she will be allowed to take part in the Tokyo Selection Trials.Advertisement Nikhat was hoping to take take part in the private league, give strong competition to Mary Kom and show off her skills to the public as well as the presenters. She claimed that she took part in the private league because the match was going to be televised. This way she could announce to the world, that there is yet another boxing champion that the nation should look forward to other than Mary Kom, but it turned out luck was not at her side, when Mary withdrew from the match because she suffered a back injury and needed rest.Advertisement Disappointed Nikhat doubted BFI’s intention and decided to approach to the media and ask for a televised trial between her and Mary Kom. She further added that she is unable to trust, anyone, at this crucial time in her career, not even BFI which is why she is bent on having a televised trial for the public to judge on their own and keep BFI’s dirty politics at bay.“At the trials there will no live TV and camera. The bouts will be video-graphed, but again it will be done by the BFI. So, there’s a doubt over the fairness of the trials. As a boxer who is going through all this (unfair treatment), I can’t easily trust anyone. I am a bit about the decision. I demand it to be televised and live-streamed.”Advertisement Nikhat Zareen is gunning for the fourth contender place in the 51kg category. The Tokyo Selection Trials are conducted privately and will be video graphed by BFI. Nikhat’s demand caused quite an uproar in the sports world, what is left to be seen is whether the higher authorities will agree to her demands.Predicting who the teams will buy in the IPL 2020 auctionPredictions On How The Manchester United Will Finish The Season  Advertisementlast_img read more

First Serve of 2019 Southland Women’s Tennis Tournament Set for Thursday

first_imgCentral Arkansas is the No. 3 seed and is matched up with No. 6 McNeese, the reigning tournament champion, and No. 4 seed Sam Houston State is pitted with No. 5 A&M-Corpus Christi. Semifinals are slated for Friday at 2 p.m. with the championship scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. No. 1 Abilene Christian Wildcats (14-9, 10-1 SLC)Led by Southland Conference Coach of the Year John Walker, the Wildcats look to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. ACU tennis first became eligible for NCAA postseason events in 2018 after completing its transition to Division I. Allison Stewart and Illeana Mocciola each claimed first-team all-conference selections at the No. 5 and No. 6 flight, respectively. The duo combined to go 19-2 in league play, led by Stewart’s flawless 11-0 campaign. ACU’s lone loss of the league season came on the road against Central Arkansas in a 5-2 defeat. In the regular season, McNeese defeated Lamar 6-1. CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament begins Thursday at 10 a.m. CT. at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. No. 3 Central Arkansas (17-7, 9-2 SLC)Making their seventh-straight appearance in the conference tournament, the Bears have their eyes set on their first tournament title. After missing the first seven matches of the season, Freshman of the Year Chunxi Xin hit the courts running, finishing 8-3 in singles and 8-2 in doubles in league play with Marli Van Heerden. Xin was named to the all-conference singles second team and earned first-team honors for doubles. UCA closed the season on a three-match win streak, including handing Abilene Christian its first loss of the season. In the regular season, UCA defeated McNeese 6-1. No. 4 Sam Houston State (13-7, 7-4 SLC)Fueled by the play of Player of the Year Sahaja Yamalapalli, the Bearkats return to the Southland Conference Tennis Tournament for the third-straight time in as many years under head coach Rob Hubbard. Yamalapalli, who suffered just one loss in conference play (10-1), was joined on the first team by teammate Lusine Chobanyan. Isidora Zivkovic was a second-team selection at No. 2 singles, and the duo of Karla De La Luz Montalvo and Petra Kaszas were tabbed second team at No. 3 doubles. In the regular season, SHSU defeated A&M-Corpus Christi 4-3. Abilene Christian claimed its first-ever Southland Conference regular-season championship after posting a 10-1 record this spring and will face No. 8 seed Lamar in the first round. Northwestern State is the No. 2 seed and will take on No. 7 New Orleans. No. 7 New Orleans (13-9, 6-5 SLC)The Privateers enter their fifth-straight Southland Conference Tennis Tournament with a four-match win streak, the longest by any Southland school to finish the year.  New Orleans landed duo Ank Vullings and Trang Dao on the all-conference second team at No. 1 doubles after they went 14-4 overall and 8-3 in league play at the top line, including a 6-3 triumph over first-team pair Chunxi Xin and Marli Van Heerden. No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (13-7, 6-5 SLC)Clinching a berth in its 11th-straight season, the Islanders are vying for a fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last seven seasons. In her first season with the team, Kei Kato went 6-3 at No. 2 singles and posted a 7-3 mark at second-line doubles alongside partner Myu Kageyama to garner Newcomer of the Year laurels. The doubles duo was named all-conference second team and A&M-Corpus Christi placed two on the singles second team in Camille Townsend and Mariya Shumeika. The Islanders were 6-1 at home this spring, including a 2-1 mark in league action. No. 2 Northwestern State (17-5, 9-2 SLC)Head coach Patric DuBois leads his Lady Demons to their 12th-straight Southland Conference tournament appearance, the longest active streak, with hopes of capturing the program’s first tournament title since 2015. NSU is led by first-team all-league honoree Rhea Verma, one of just two student-athletes to go 11-0 in conference play (Stewart). The Lady Demons were also represented by second-team selections Ela Iwaniuk and Judit Castillo Gargallo, who garnered first-team doubles honors with partner Emilija Dancetovic. In the regular season, NSU defeated New Orleans 6-1. No. 8 Lamar (8-13, 5-6 SLC)After missing the conference tournament in 2018 for just the second time in the previous 14 years, the Cardinals make a triumphant return to the bracket in 2019. Lamar’s 4-2 record down the stretch, including a win over Sam Houston State played a vital role to their return to the postseason tournament. The Cardinals accounted for a pair of honorable mention all-conference selections as Sanja Jolic garnered the honor at No. 3 singles and the team of Jasmin Buchta and Amelie Vossgaetter were named honorable mention at No. 1 doubles. No. 6 McNeese (11-9, 6-5 SLC)Looking to defend its Southland Conference tournament crown, the Cowgirls make their seventh-consecutive appearance in the conference tournament. Charoline Erlandsson dominated at No. 2 singles with a 14-2 overall record and a 5-2 mark in league play. Dalia Ahmed impressed in her first year at McNeese, going 9-1 in conference and posting a 5-0 record at the No. 4 and 5 flights while only dropping one set. The Cowgirls’ had won four straight before falling to Abilene Christian 4-3 in the regular-season finale.last_img read more

Kiwis to play British Lions, Tonga in 2019

first_imgNew Zealand will play Mate Ma’a Tonga on 22 June at Mt Smart Stadium in the first match of the new Oceania Cup.The Kiwi Ferns will also play against an unnamed opponent in the double header – they’ll play a second match against Australia in October.The Oceania Cup will be played in June and November during the international Test windows.Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Fiji and Australia make up the six-nation competition.The tournament will be split into two pools – in Pool A are New Zealand, Australia and Tonga while Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are in Pool B.In October the British Lions will tour New Zealand, playing Tonga first, then New Zealand twice and Papua New Guinea once in November.It’s the first time the British Lions have toured in the Southern Hemisphere since 2006.The British Lions thrashed New Zealand 3-0 the last time the two sides met in the UK in 2007.On Saturday 2 November, Eden Park will host a triple header – featuring the Lions vs New Zealand, Australia vs Tonga and Samoa vs Fiji.New Zealand Rugby League chief executive Greg Peters said: “New Zealand Rugby League is delighted to be bringing such an incredible array of matches to New Zealand that will also benefit the teams throughout the Pacific.”Rugby League Players’ Association chief executive Ian Prendergast said: “It’s fantastic that there will be significant international content in 2019.”The events are being supported by the New Zealand government through the Major Events Development Fund.last_img read more

FIFA charges Mexico after fans chant anti-gay slur

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Fans in Mexico use the chant to insult opposing goalkeepers as they take a goal kick. Widely considered a slur, some argue there is no discriminatory intent.FIFA did not elaborate on the nature of the disciplinary proceedings and didn’t say when a hearing would take place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Further updates will be communicated in due course. As proceedings are ongoing please understand we cannot comment further at this stage,” FIFA said in a statement.The Mexican soccer federation has been repeatedly fined by FIFA over fans chanting the slur in recent years, but the sanctions haven’t escalated. The federation and players have previously urged fans to stop the chant to avoid further punishment. 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’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer gestures during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team’s 1-0 win over Germany.Some Mexican supporters chanted the slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a goal kick in the 24th minute of Sunday’s game at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.ADVERTISEMENT Federer moves back to No. 1 in rankings, swapping with Nadal View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Court of Arbitration for Sport canceled two fines against Mexico in November, ruling the chant was “insulting” but not meant to offend, though it left other fines in force.FIFA is using a new anti-discrimination procedure for the World Cup, under which referees are instructed to stop the game for an announcement on the public address system when discriminatory behavior is seen or heard. If it continues, the official could suspend the game, and then abandon it if the behavior persists.“A public announcement was prepared, but the chants ceased,” FIFA said. “After the match and as an important step for further action, the incident was duly included in the match report, as well as the evidence produced by the anti-discrimination observers.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more