Saints were charged on Tuesday for the unsavoury scenes that followed referee Mark Clattenburg’s decision to award a penalty for a Luke Shaw foul on Grant Holt. Artur Boruc kept out Holt’s subsequent spot-kick but Saints’ players continued to protest after the 0-0 draw and were joined on the pitch by manager Mauricio Pochettino. It is believed that Southampton, while accepting the charge, highlighted to the FA that such behaviour is not a regular occurrence and that it was the first time they had faced such a charge. Saints also pointed to the circumstances surrounding what they felt was an unjust penalty award by referee Clattenburg. Speaking before the charge was accepted, manager Pochettino said: “I don’t really feel bad about it because I had full respect for the referee. I went to speak with him and perhaps I should have waited until he came to the dugout to speak to him, but I was always on speaking terms. “That is the kind of person I am – a spontaneous person. I could be at fault a little bit for actually entering the field, but I must say I was on speaking terms with the referee. He spoke back to me and there was never anything above that. Perhaps I should have waited for him to come back to the dugout but I was defending the interests of my club and he was defending his job as well.” Southampton will want to quickly move on from the incident and have the perfect opportunity to do so when Liverpool come to St Mary’s. The match will see Pochettino come up against highly-rated Philippe Coutinho, who he worked with at Espanyol last season. Saints were reportedly interested in bringing in the 20-year-old midfielder during the January transfer window, only to be beaten to the signing by Liverpool. Pochettino was coy when asked whether he had tried to lure Coutinho to the south coast, but more forthcoming when asked about the quality of the player in line to start at St Mary’s. “What has happened in the past, happened in the past,” Pochettino said. “We can’t change it or do anything about it. Actually, talking about it is not going to do anything positive either. “Philippe is a Brazilian player and, as it happens with most Brazilians, he has a special magic in his feet. Aside from the magic that he has, he also has an amazing work rate and that makes us doubt whether he fits the mould of a typical Brazilian player or a European one because his work ethic is outstanding. What is important about him is he is a good lad, a good kid – a great, humble person.” Southampton have been fined £20,000 after they admitted a charge of failing to control their players following the awarding of a penalty to Norwich during last weekend’s match at Carrow Road, the Football Association has confirmed. Press Association
Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Bio ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth girls’ basketball team won at Old Town 42-34 on Tuesday night.Maddie Card connected for a game-high 18 points to propel the Eagles (3-0) to their third straight win to start the season. Old Town dropped to 0-4.Kate Whitney contributed nine points for Ellsworth.GSA 50, Bucksport 47This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMorgan Dauk poured in 24 points to help George Stevens Academy (2-2) edge Bucksport (0-4) on Monday.Mazie Smallidge chipped in with 12 points for GSA.Cassie Coombs paced Bucksport with 19 points, and Breanna Coombs chipped in 13.Searsport 34, Sumner 26Searsport (3-2) erased a five-point halftime deficit to pull out the victory over Sumner (3-2) on Monday.Kala Young led Sumner with 13 points.Sumner 55, Jonesport-Beals 14Taya Moore led Sumner with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals en route to victory over Jonesport-Beals (0-3) on Saturday.Casco Haley chipped in with nine points for Sumner, and Taylor Merchant had eight.MDI 41, Hermon 38Mount Desert Island (3-0) beat Hermon (1-3) on Friday.Sumner 49, DI-S 36Sumner beat Deer Isle-Stonington (0-3) on Thursday.Calais 53, GSA 49Calais (2-1) jumped out to a 17-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and then held off GSA for the victory Thursday.GSA cut the lead to two at the end of the third quarter.Morgan Dauk led GSA with 24 points, and Mazie Smallidge contributed 10.MDI 72, WA 47Kelsey Shaw scored a game-high 19 points as MDI took a 20-5 first quarter lead over Washington Academy (2-2) and never looked back Wednesday.Sierra Tapley and Keely McComony each contributed 16 points for MDI.
Everything We Know About Sadie Roberts-Joseph’s Murder Investigation The family has sent me a picture of #PamelaTurner . Please share this instead of that mugshot. #BLMHOU #SayHerName pic.twitter.com/QtrJb1rUos— Ashton P. Woods (@AshtonPWoods) May 15, 2019Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney who was representing Turner’s family, was expected to discuss the findings of an independent autopsy during a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Houston alongside other attorneys as well as Turner’s sister, Antoinette Dorsey-James, and her children, Chelsie Rubin and Cameron January.The website of the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed last week that the “manner of death” for Turner was “homicide.” The primary cause of death was listed as “multiple gunshot wounds.” However, Delacruz has remained gainfully employed by the Baytown Police Department more than a week after the “homicide” that police said he happened when approached her in an apartment complex parking lot because she had outstanding warrants. Crump said last week that was a lie.“The police sought to criminalized [sic] this unarmed #blackwoman who the police officer executed her at 10:40pm on May 13, 2019 in Baytown, Texas, a suburb of Houston, Texas,” Crump tweeted last Thursday morning before Delacruz’s identity had been confirmed. “The Baytown Police Department are lying on #pamelaturner when they say she had outstanding warrants.” 31 Black Women Who Died In Police Custody The Evolving Relevance Of ‘The Talk’ Turner’s children ripped into the Baytown Police Department during a press conference last week.“My mom is not a horrible person, she’s so loving, she’s so caring,” Rubin said.“My mother was not an evil person, she was not a criminal,” January added. “I won’t stand here and let ya’ll make her look like that… I didn’t receive a phone call. They didn’t want to tell us how things were done or give us any information. I had to sit there and replay this video of my mother getting murdered.”Turner’s death appeared to be the latest evidence that police routinely react to Black and brown suspects vastly different from white ones despite the level of threat posed to officers. That point was proven and then some this week when an “armed and dangerous” white man accused of shooting and killing one police officer while injuring two others in an Alabama trailer park was somehow able to be peacefully arrested.SEE ALSO:Sounds About White! Eric Garner’s Killer Is Using Every Trick In The Book To Delay His TrialMississippi Police Officer Charged With Murdering A 32-Year-Old Black Mother Baytown Police seemingly tried to blame Turner for her own death, releasing a statement that said she used Delacruz’s Taser against him, purportedly prompting him to fear for his life and shoot her. “During the course of the attempted arrest, the female began struggling with the officer, which forced the officer to deploy his Taser,” Baytown Police Department Lt. Steve Dorris said May 14, the morning after the shooting. “That deployment was not effective, and the female was able to get the officer’s Taser away from him. (She) actually tased the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the suspect.”However, the video of the fatal encounter, recorded by a bystander, did not appear to show Turner reaching for anything. In fact, Turner can be heard on the video telling Delacruz he was harassing her.Despite all of the above, Delacruz was placed on paid administrative leave, a curious status for someone who the county’s medical examiner said definitely committed a “homicide” after he apparently ignored his police training and resorted to lethal force against the unarmed Turner. Adding insult to literal injury was the fact that Delacruz reportedly lived in the same apartment complex and knew Turner, who screamed “I’m pregnant!” in the seconds before she was hot, was suffering from mental illness.“He never gave her any verbal commands,” Crump told the Final Call recently. “There’s nothing on that video that shows that she was a threat to him in any way where he had to use unnecessary, unjustifiable, unimaginable, excessive force like he did in that video when he shot her five times at point blank range while she laid on the ground. It is just the most horrific murder that we’ve ever seen by one of these police officers killing an unarmed Black person, much less, an unarmed Black woman, which makes it all the more reprehensible.” Baytown Police Department , Baytown police shooting , fatal police shooting , Juan Manuel Delacruz , Pamela Turner , Texas The unarmed grandmother of three who was shot and killed by a police officer in suburban Houston last week was set to be laid to rest on Thursday. Pamela Turner died after Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz fired multiple shots at close range following his botched attempt to arrest her for what lawyers described as a false pretense.READ MORE: Will Police Public Executions Of Black People Ever Stop?The 45-year-old’s funeral services were scheduled to take place Thursday morning at Lilly Grove Baptist Church in Houston. Rev. Al Sharpton was slated to give Turner’s eulogy and his National Action Network civil rights organization announced it was paying for the funeral services. More By Bruce C.T. Wright Unpacking Mayor Pete’s ‘Douglass Plan’ For Black America