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Robert Guerrero arrested for attempting to take gun on a plane while promoting Floyd Mayweather fight

Guerrero arrested for attempting to take a GUN on a PLANE while promoting upcoming world title fight with Mayweather

Declan Warrington


20:38 GMT, 28 March 2013



22:11 GMT, 28 March 2013

Robert Guerrero was today arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport following his attempt to board an airplane with a handgun.

The welterweight, who is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas on May 4, was reported to to have brought the gun – a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson – and three bullet magazines with him for the flight to the same California location.

The southpaw, who had been in New York to promote the upcoming fight, is to be charged with one count of criminal possession of a firearm and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. It is thought the charges will not affect the fight's status but he could regardless face up to four years in prison if found guilty.

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Robert Guerrero

Controversial: Robert Guerrero was arrested while attempting to promote his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr

According to the police report Guerrero, who it is understood has a permit to carry a gun in California but is not licenced to do so in California, allegedly told the authorities that he had the weapon with him upon arrival in New York from Virginia.

'I hope that Mr. Guerrero fights better than he thinks,' said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

'For anyone who hasn't gotten the message, let me be crystal clear. You cannot bring an unlicensed weapon — loaded or unloaded — into this county or this city. And if you do you will be arrested and face felony charges.'

Portsmouth FC future clouded in uncertainty

Pompey future in balance as it remains unclear who will run club's affairs when in administration



23:30 GMT, 12 December 2012

The future of Portsmouth was clouded in uncertainty on Wednesday night as a potential dispute developed over who should manage their affairs while they are in administration.

The cash-strapped League One side are currently in the hands of PKF, headed up by Trevor Birch, and a High Court hearing was set for the morning where they were going to try to secure the sale of the club's Fratton Park ground to the Portsmouth Supporters Trust (PST) from former owners Portpin.

But PST on Wednesday said the hearing had been adjourned, before another party, P&A Partnership, said that Portpin wanted them and not PKF to manage the the club's finances until a buyer could be found.

In danger: Portsmouth will be docked 10 points even if the supporters trust saves the club

In danger: Portsmouth will be docked 10 points even if the supporters trust saves the club

P&A's Brendan Guilfoyle, a
well-known football administrator, said Portpin were unhappy with some
elements of how PKF had been dealing with things, but they were happy to
fund the club through to the end of the season provided he was allowed
to run their day-to-day affairs.

He also added that Portpin may be forced to shut the 114-year-old club down if they do not secure a change of administrator.

Guilfoyle said in a statement: 'If I
am appointed, I am confident that we can find a buyer to secure the long
term future of this historic and important club.'

P&A initially released a
statement which read: 'Tomorrow, Thursday 13 December, the High Court
will be asked to make a critical decision affecting the future of
Portsmouth Football Club.

'The administrators of the club believe that if the court does not agree to their application, they may have to close the club.

'However, Portpin have made funds
available to enable the club to continue trading provided that Brendan
Guilfoyle is appointed administrator to find a new buyer for the club.'

Portpin is led by former Portsmouth owner Balram Chainrai.

Guilfoyle has become a well-known
hand when it comes to administrations, having this summer helped the
Bradford Bulls rugby league side with their problems, while he
previously worked in football with Crystal Palace and Plymouth.

'The court papers show the club has become a lot more saleable in the last six months,' Guilfoyle said of Portsmouth.

Dire straits: The cash-strapped League One club are facing uncertainty over their future

Dire straits: The cash-strapped League One club are facing uncertainty over their future

Guilfoyle then told Sky Sports he
believed PKF had asked for the adjournment, and that Portpin wanted him
to make sure that if the PST bid – described this week the Football
League as carrying 'significant merit' – failed, that other options
could be sourced.

'Portpin don't feel the club has been
fully marketed and they don't want it liquidated if it can't be sold to
PST,' Guilfoyle said.

'They will fund the continuation of
the club until the end of the season as long as the court involve me and
I can be given an opportunity to find a new buyer.

'My involvement if there is any, will
be a matter for the court, to give the court another option as Portpin
feel the options presented, either a sale to PST or closure, need

'If the court decided the sale to the supporters should go through, I wouldn't have any role.'

Referring to the story emanating from
the Trust about the adjournment, Guilfoyle added: 'There has been a
late development this evening, in that I'm told the solicitors acting
for PKF have requested an adjournment because they have a major problem
with their case.

'The solicitors acting for Portpin are trying to find out what that is but they're not being told.

'I don't think Portpin are
particularly happy because they find the uncertainty undesirable. We
don't know why, but it looks like there'll be an adjournment.'

It now appears that the initial
agenda of Fratton Park will need to be scrapped, with Guilfoyle saying:
'The administrators are seeking the consent of the court for the sale of
the stadium for 2.75million to PST.

The reason they're doing that is
because they've been unable to reach an agreement with Portpin. They
(Portpin) feel the whole deal with PST is prejudicial to their interests
and they're not happy with the administrators.

'Portpin are disturbed and are saying
to the court, “If you don't grant us the right to sell to PST we'll
have no option but to liquidate the club”.

'Portpin are saying, “Let's have
another option”. They feel a lot of good work has been done by the
administrators in reducing wages and making the club a more attractive

Initially, PST had told Press
Association Sport they were 'scratching their heads' about the
adjournment they reported, but were unavailable for further comment. PKF
were also unavailable for comment.

SA Open Championship: Live leaderboard

SA Open Championship leaderboard: Keep up to date with the latest scores

It's the SA Open Championship at the Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate this week.

Hennie Otto was the home winner 12 months ago and you can keep track of all the latest scores right here.


Local hero: Hennie Otto was the winner 12 months ago

Local hero: Hennie Otto was the winner 12 months ago

Jem Karacan out for six weeks

Blow for Reading as Karacan confirms he'll be out for six weeks



21:59 GMT, 27 October 2012

Reading midfielder Jem Karacan is set to miss up to six weeks with the knee injury that kept him out of Saturday's thrilling 3-3 draw with Fulham.

The 23-year-old underwent scans this week after he sustained the injury during the 1-0 defeat at Liverpool seven days ago.

Ruled out: Jem Karacan

Ruled out: Jem Karacan

Karacan missed the start of the
season as he battled back from a four-month lay-off due to an ankle
injury and he faces yet more time out.

'For those asking looks like im (sic)
going to be out for around 6 weeks… gutted to be injured again but
could have been worse,' he wrote on his Twitter page.

'Thanks for all of your messages and
support, means alot (sic) & ill (sic) be back on the pitch as soon
as i can! thanks again.'

Usain Bolt and Jamaica win 4x100m gold at London 2012 Olympics

Simply the best! Bolt & Co smash world record to take gold in 4x100m relay



20:13 GMT, 11 August 2012

Jamaica won gold in the men's 4×100 metres relay in a world record time of 36.84 seconds.

The USA were second and Trinidad and Tobago won the bronze medal.

More to follow…

Doing the Mo-bot: Usain Bolt celebrates winning the Men's 4x100m Relay and his third gold medal

Doing the Mo-bot: Usain Bolt celebrates winning the Men's 4x100m Relay and his third gold medal

Record time: Bolt and Jamaica won the gold in world record time

Record time: Bolt and Jamaica won the gold in world record time

The Open 2012: Royal Lytham hole-by-hole guide

The Open: Royal Lytham & St Annes – Hole-by-hole guide



11:54 GMT, 12 July 2012

The Open Championship rolls into Lytham & St Annes for the 141st edition of the most famous tournament in golf.

Spanish legend Seve Ballesteros lifted the Claret Jug twice at Lytham while Americans Tom Lehman and David Duval were the last two winners at the Lancashire track.

Here, our complete hole-by-hole guide outlines what lies in front of the players over the four days.

The Open: Royal Lytham & St Annes - Hole-by-hole guide

Guilfoyle pessimistic about Bradford Bulls" prospects as administration looms for Super League outfit

Guilfoyle pessimistic about Bradford Bulls' prospects as administration looms for Super League outfit



11:55 GMT, 23 June 2012

Bradford have just three days left to prevent the financially-stricken Super League club from going into administration.

Brendan Guilfoyle, an insolvency expert from the P&A Group who were asked to conduct a financial review of the club, admits he is not optimistic over their chances of pulling through their current crisis.

Up to 1.2million is needed to safeguard Bradford's future until the end of the season, with HM Revenue & Customs having served a winding-up petition earlier this month over unpaid tax.

Crisis: The clock is ticking on Bradford

Crisis: The clock is ticking on Bradford

It is thought the club currently owe 98,000 in PAYE tax from May and the same amount for June, plus an outstanding VAT bill of 250,000 from the sale of the Odsal lease to the RFL, while the monthly wage bill is over 200,000.

The Bulls last week filed a notice of intention to enter administration, giving them a fortnight's grace to complete negotiations with potential investors but the moratorium keeping the taxman at bay ends on Tuesday.

Guilfoyle, who would be the appointed administrator, told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 'I'm pessimistic about the prospect of avoiding it but I think it's going to go right to the wire.

'The moratorium expires on Tuesday and unless someone comes forward with the required funds then I don't think the club will be able to avoid administration.

'The directors are trying very hard but I'm not currently aware of anybody who is willing to invest in the Bulls the kind of money that is needed.

'My own enquiries tell me that the club requires in excess of 1million to see out the season and I'll find out early next week whether the notice of intention to appoint administrators will turn into an actual appointment.'

If the Bulls go into administration they would almost certainly be docked league points – four if the recent examples of Crusaders and Wakefield were followed – but, more importantly, it would leave the club vulnerable to losing some of their best players.

Ally McCoist fears for Rangers if players leave

Please don't go! McCoist fears the worst if players walk away



23:44 GMT, 4 May 2012

Ally McCoist admitted last night that the prospect of players walking away from Rangers under a newco scenario would be a ‘devastating blow’.

Sportsmail reported on Friday that senior players within the Ibrox dressing room remain concerned at being told by administrators Duff & Phelps they would have no option but to move to Bill Miller’s new Rangers.

Legal advice from PFA Scotland indicates otherwise, but McCoist stressed that not all players would necessarily opt to quit Ibrox even if they had the choice.

Please stay: Ally McCoist wants his stars to stay at Rangers

Please stay: Ally McCoist wants his stars to stay at Rangers

‘It would be a devastating blow if it happened,’ the Rangers manager said. ‘But we are all assuming, if there’s a possibility that the players can leave, that they will do that. That might not be the case.

‘There are a lot of players here who love playing for the club and appreciate what the club is all about. Never underestimate that.

‘There are a good few boys here who have grown up with the club and know what Rangers is all about. It’s maybe not just as straightforward as a lot of people would think. Not all footballers just want to take a fast buck.

‘Footballers are intelligent enough to understand they have to look after themselves and their families — of course they do.

‘But to suggest there is absolutely no loyalty at all among players, I would say, is totally wrong.’

McCoist is anxious for clarification on the issue, with one source close to the dressing room telling Sportsmail this week that players felt they were being ‘taken for a ride’ by the administrators.

The Rangers boss added: ‘It’s opinion at the moment and there would have to be a decision made by the powers-that-be.

‘I don’t think that it’s clear-cut with a right or a wrong in terms of the players’ contracts.

‘It’s something that would have a massive impact on the club if the players were allowed to leave or wanted to exercise that right.

No guarantees: Bill Miller has not said McCoist would definitely stay under his reign

No guarantees: Bill Miller has not said McCoist would definitely stay under his reign

‘It would obviously not be a scenario that would suit the club at all. Clarification on that would have to be looked at sharpish.’

Intriguingly, McCoist admitted there were ‘no guarantees’ over his own future under prospective new owner Miller.

Following a series of trans-Atlantic phone calls, the Ibrox boss describes the American’s appointment as preferred bidder as a ‘positive’ development. However, McCoist is cautiously optimistic his efforts in holding the club together will be recognised.

Asked if he had received any assurances McCoist said: ‘He (Miller) hasn’t come out and said it, but I would be very disappointed — after having the conversations I have had with him — if that was not the case.

‘He has been very forthright in his views and demands of what he wants from me, in terms of opinions and so on.

‘So, I would be hopeful I will still be manager under Bill Miller. But, as I say, there are no guarantees.’

Thrashing: Rangers beat Dundee 5-0

Thrashing: Rangers beat Dundee 5-0

McCoist hopes to fly to Miller’s Tennessee HQ as soon as possible for a face-to-face meeting.

The two men spoke following Wednesday night’s 5-0 thrashing of Dundee United and again last night.

McCoist added: ‘He (Miller) had a good conversation with Sandy Jardine as well and he wants to speak to people who have a feel for the club.

‘He has already asked me what I think we need to be competitive, but as yet he has not told me if he wants a chief executive, director of football or a board of directors.

‘But he has told me, if he becomes the new owner, him and I would have the most important relationship at the club, which I believe would have to be the case.’

Brighton permitted to expand Amex Stadium by council

Brighton bid to expand Amex to almost 31,000 given go-ahead by council



08:34 GMT, 26 April 2012

Brighton and Hove Albion have been given the green light by their local authority to expact the American Express Community Stadium.

After a Planning Committee meeting Brighton & Hove City Council unanimously granted a two-phase increase to the stadium, taking it from 22,374 to 30,750.

5,000 seats will be added by the start of next season, with 500 more added in December. The second phase will see the remaining seats installed in 2013.

Expansion: The Amex's capacity will be increased

Expansion: The Amex's capacity will be increased

The Council have also backed a proposal for retained land in the area to be used for parking for the Amex stadium.

Executive Director Martin Perry was delighted the expansion of the Falmer ground has been approved.

He told the club's official website: 'I am delighted at such a show of support by Brighton & Hove City Council. They voted unanimously for the increased capacity but also praised the way in which the Albion manage the transport and parking systems.

'This is a huge win for the Albion but it is a huge win for the City as well. When the work is complete, over 8,000 more supporters will be able to come and support the team and it will deliver another 430 jobs, including 200 during the construction phase, and 7million into the local economy.'

Ally McCoist in the dark over which players must leave Ibrox

I know nothing! McCoist in the dark over which players must leave Ibrox

Rangers boss Ally McCoist has admitted he is still in the dark over the scale of cutbacks to be imposed on his playing staff – after the administrators confirmed that the football department would not escape unscathed from the Ibrox insolvency.

McCoist, who saw his team romp to victory over Inverness in the Highland capital on Sunday, insisted his discussions with chief axe man Paul Clark of Duff & Phelps had been ‘productive’ – but that he had not been told how many players will be leaving.

Clark said over the weekend that announcements should be expected this week, warning that ‘cuts will undoubtedly include playing staff’.

In the dark: Ally McCoist (right)

In the dark: Ally McCoist (right)

But the man still nominally in charge of the football department confessed: ‘Effectively, it’s the administrator who is telling me what’s happening. It’s important to point that out.

‘I’m part of the staff. I’m higher up the pecking order in terms of getting information passed on.

‘There have been job losses already, let’s not forget that. But I hadn’t seen the quote from Paul Clark.

‘He certainly hasn’t told me that people will be going, but I’m not daft. I know there might have to be cuts. He will tell me that when it happens.

‘I haven’t spoken to the players about it because I don’t know what is happening. I’ve told them I’ll be completely honest and 100-per-cent transparent with everything I know.

Easy win: Rangers beat Inverness 4-1

Easy win: Rangers beat Inverness 4-1

‘But there is no point in having meetings with them if I’ve not got anything to say to them.

‘They know that, if I have anything to say to them about the administration, I will do it.

‘Paul Clark has been great. It’s ironic to use the term productive meetings with an administrator, but they have been.

‘I would imagine there will be more in the next couple of days.’

Asked if he feared that some of the players who performed with such distinction on Sunday might have played their last game for the club, McCoist said: ‘Well, we’ll discuss that if it does happen.’

The rookie boss was full of praise for his team, saying: ‘Pride was certainly a factor. I said to the boys before the game that the one thing I felt they’ve always had, something that would be needed, was a healthy respect for each other. They showed that today.

Icing on the cake: Lee McCulloch scores Rangers' fourth

Icing on the cake: Lee McCulloch scores Rangers' fourth

‘We’ve been battered, bruised, taken a couple of standing counts – but are certainly not down and far from out.

‘They showed spirit and willingness to help each other, to give the entire club a boost.

‘You say what you say as a manager but, as Walter Smith always said, the majority of times you play with Rangers, the motivation has to come from within.

‘That’s why you are playing at a club like Rangers, where you have to win every game. Playing at Rangers is, in many ways, unique because of the need for that great self-motivation.’

Former Rangers director Paul Murray, meanwhile, says that he is hopeful of making progress with his plans to put together a consortium to take over the stricken Ibrox club – with more details likely to be available by the end of the week.