How Russian boxer Maxim Dadash died from brain injury.

Tragic news struck the boxing community on Tuesday.
Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from brain injuries suffered Friday during his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., trainer Buddy McGirt confirmed with ESPN on Tuesday.


The super lightweight collapsed after the fight; according to ESPN, he underwent a two-hour surgery to relieve bleeding on his brain and was put in a medically induced coma thereafter. Over the weekend, a neurosurgeon at University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center informed Dadashev’s camp the boxer showed signs of severe brain damage,
McGirt gave Dadashev an impassioned plea to stop the fight, saying, “Please! You’re getting hit too much” before stopping the fight.

Upon learning of Dadashev’s passing Tuesday, many members of the boxing community took to Twitter to express their condolences.


Dadashev was 13-1 as a pro.



PMB submits list of nominees finally.

ABUJA, July 23 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari submitted his list of cabinet nominees to the upper house of parliament, the Senate, on Tuesday.
The submission comes almost two months after Buhari began his second term, and some five months after he was re-elected, a delay that caused jitters amongst investors and threatened growth prospects for Africa’s largest economy.
Parliament is due to go on a two-month break at the end of the week, although it could delay this to confirm the nominees.


The list contains 43 names, though it did not specify which positions they would hold in cabinet.


The Senate has to approve nominees before they can become ministers, though the process can happen within a matter of days.
Buhari, a 76-year-old former military leader, faces a long list of challenges including tepid economic growth, high unemployment and widespread insecurity.



How Cardi B gets new tattoo.

Cardi B and Offset’s marriage appears to be better than ever.

Days after celebrating their daughter’s first birthday, Offset took to Instagram to show off his wife’s new tattoo. And let’s just say, it’s in a pretty unconventional place.

The Migos rapper posted a screenshot of a FaceTime session with Cardi. In the picture, she lifts up her left leg to reveal “Offset” inked in script on the back of her thigh.


“CANT WAIT TO GET HOME,” he captioned the image Sunday, adding tongue emojis.


Cardi is not the only one with tribute ink. Offset debuted a tattoo with his wife’s name on his neck under a picture of Buttercup from “The Powerpuff Girls” in January 2018.

Cardi B, 26, and Offset, 27, secretly tied the knot in September 2017 before welcoming daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus on July 10, 2018.


The rapping duo’s highly publicized relationship hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Their marriage was rocked by infidelity rumors last year, with Cardi announcing their split in December. The couple appeared to reconcile in February after attending the Grammys and releasing a new song together.

But, based on Cardi’s declaration of love via permanent ink, all the drama appears to be gone.

‘It’s about time’: Offset on how he and Cardi B make time for Kulture



“I am concerned about Mr. Kelly,”-R. Kelly crisis manager.

Darrell Johnson, a member of jailed R. Kelly’s inner circle, stepped down as the singer’s crisis manager Monday after walking back a potentially damaging comment he made on CBS about not leaving his daughter alone with someone accused of pedophilia.

“I should have worded it better,” Johnson told USA TODAY, adding that he meant to say, “I would leave my daughter with Kelly because I do not believe he is a pedophile.”

A short while later Johnson confirmed he no longer worked for Kelly as a crisis manager or spokesperson. “This has nothing to do with Mr. Kelly it’s for my (own) person(al) reasons,” he said in a statement to USA TODAY.


Johnson sat down with Gayle King on Monday’s “CBS This Morning,” saying that Kelly is not doing well in custody.

“I am concerned about Mr. Kelly,” he told King in the interview, saying that he would “assume at this point” that Kelly is under suicide watch. He said Kelly can’t busy himself with books in his cell because he can’t read or write.

Kelly has been held without bond at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, after being arrested July 11 on separate indictments by the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of New York, which is based in Brooklyn.


Johnson’s role on Kelly’s defense team had been unclear for months. When he first appeared on the scene in Chicago after Kelly’s first arrest on state sex-crime charges, the media referred to him as a “publicist” or a Kelly “spokesman.”

He has been a contentious figure: He got into an argument with the father of one of the R&B singer’s girlfriends during a press conference earlier this month in Atlanta.

Several of Kelly’s attorneys have previously told USA TODAY that Johnson is neither a lawyer nor a member of Kelly’s defense operation, with Steve Greenberg, who heads Kelly’s legal team in Chicago, saying that Johnson “has been acting as a PR person


Nicole Blank Becker, one of Kelly’s lawyers on the state sex crimes charges, told USA TODAY earlier this month Johnson offers “spiritual advice” to Kelly.


To clear up any confusion, Darryl Johnson is a crisis manager who has been assisting us, and will continue to assist us. He is not a PR person, he is not a spiritual advisor. He has the full confidence of the defense team.
— Steve Greenberg (@SGcrimlaw) July 22, 2019
Greenberg affirmed Monday evening that Johnson was taking “some time off,” but thanked him for his “tireless assistance,” saying in a statement posted to Twitter that the defense “looks forward to his return,”

What is [R. Kelly’s] mental health? Are you concerned about him?

“Absolutely, I am concerned about Mr. Kelly.”

Is he under suicide watch?

“I would assume at this point he is. Mr. Kelly’s a mess.” — R. Kelly’s crisis manager Darrell Johnson
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) July 22, 2019

On Monday, billed as the singer’s crisis manager, Johnson said he was worried about Kelly’s state of mind, calling him “a mess. I’ve heard (statements) that he’s happy that this is going on, that he wanted to be at this particular place. That’s absolutely not true. Nobody wants to be locked down for 24 hours, no TV. He can’t read and write, so he can’t read a book. It’s almost like a jury has already convicted him.”

When King asked him if he was worried about Kelly harming himself, he replied, “I am, absolutely.”

Elsewhere in the interview, King asked Johnson whether he’d leave his own 20-something-year-old daughter with Kelly, with Johnson surprising the host by answering no.
You have a 20-something-year-old daughter. Would you allow her to be alone with R. Kelly?

“I wouldn’t leave my daughter with anybody that’s accused of pedophilia. Period.” — R. Kelly’s crisis manager Darrell Johnson
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) July 22, 2019

“Absolutely not,” he said. “I wouldn’t leave my daughter with anybody that’s accused of pedophilia. Period.”

“That doesn’t seem like a contradiction to you?” King asked. “You’re defending R. Kelly but at the same time, saying you wouldn’t leave your own daughter with him?”

“I wouldn’t leave my daughter with anyone,” Johnson replied. “I’ll say it again, (anyone) that’s accused of being a pedophile.”

Later, Johnson acknowledged he left the wrong impression with that comment.

“I wouldn’t be here if I did not think Kelly was innocent,” he told USA TODAY.



Boris Johnson replace Theresa May.

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.
His convincing victory catapults the United Kingdom towards a showdown with the EU and towards a constitutional crisis at home, as British lawmakers have vowed to bring down any government that tries to leave the bloc without a divorce deal.

Johnson, the face of the 2016 Brexit referendum, won the votes of 92,000 members of the Conservative Party, almost twice as many as his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.


May will leave office on Wednesday after going to Buckingham Palace to see Queen Elizabeth, who will formally appoint Johnson.

“We are going to get Brexit done on Oct. 31, and we are going to take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring in a new spirit of ‘can do’,” Johnson, 55, said after the result was announced.

“Like some slumbering giant, we are going to rise and ping off the guy-ropes of self-doubt and negativity.”

Johnson said the mantra of his leadership campaign had been to “deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat (opposition Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn – and that is what we are going to do”.

U.S. President Donald Trump quickly tweeted his congratulations, saying:

 “He will be great!”.



How NAF lost 2 personnel to armed bandits in Kaduna.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of two of its personnel killed by bandits in Kaduna State.
The deceased personnel – Flying Officer Abdulrahman Bayero and Aircraftman Saidu Bawa – were said to have been killed in an ambush by armed bandits at Kawan Pole Waya, about 20km from Birnin Gwari along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road.

NAF director of public relations and information Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made this known, stated that:


“Troops of 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Detachment, Birnin Gwari on Monday, 22 July 2019, at about 5pm dismounted an ambush set up by armed bandits at Kawan Pole Waya, about 20km from Birnin Gwari along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road.

“The gallant troops were able to fight their way through the ambush to the side of Birnin Gwari and called for reinforcement. “Unfortunately, 2 NAF personnel paid the supreme price in the process. The personnel, Flying Officer Abdulrahman Bayero and Aircraftman Saidu Bawa, are scheduled to be buried today in accordance with Islamic rites.


“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on behalf all officers, airmen, airwomen and civilian staff of the NAF, commiserates with the families of the fallen heroes and prays that the Almighty grants their souls peaceful repose.

“The CAS, who was at Birnin Gwari on Saturday, 20 July 2019, on an assessment visit, has urged all NAF personnel to remain resolute and continue to work assiduously, in synergy with sister Services and other security agencies, to rid the Northwest of all criminal elements.”



How Agbaje was awarded the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.

Featherweight boxer, Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje, on Sunday, July 21, emerged best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 19, held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos state.

Agbaje was awarded the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and a cash prize of N1million after being voted as the best boxer on the night.
This will be the second time he will be winning the award after also clinching it last year.


The fast-rising boxer wowed the crowd with a commanding performance to defeat Waidi “Skoro” Usman, former African Boxing Union (ABU) champion, in their eight-round national challenge bout. He left no one in doubt of his mission from the first bell, as he twice left Skoro sprawling in the first round with vicious punches delivered at a high speed.
The 27-year-old, who is undefeated in eight fights, was quicker, more alert and energetic than the former ABU champion, who had a hugely punishing evening.

Another big winner on the night was Nigeria’s Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, the West African Boxing Union (WABU) champion, who knocked out Ghana’s Edem Biki in the final round of their 10-round international challenge bout.


Despite suffering a cut above his right eye, Babatunde remained undaunted and rallied back dramatically with three devastating left hooks to end the fight at the start of the last round. While the win saw Babatunde stretch his unbeaten record to nine, it was a first defeat for Biki in 10 fights.
In the national lightweight challenge, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu maintained his unbeaten streak, after seeing off Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu with a win via unanimous decision.
Also maintaining his unbeaten record is ABU lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, who knocked out Tope “Berinja” Agboola their eight-round national lightweight challenge bout.


The eight-round national featherweight challenge bout saw Tope “TP Rock” Musa, score a unanimous decision victory over Kazeem “The Light” Oliwo.

Adeyemi “Spirit” Adekanla defeated Isaac “I-Star” Chukwudi, Adekanla via a split decision in their national light welterweight challenge bout.

In the four-round female national bantamweight challenge, bout, Rodiat Yusuf saw off Fatima Sanni via a second round technical knockout, while Cynthia “Bobby Girl” Ogunsemilore, made light work of Abiodun “Lady Crusher” Adedeji, by securing a first round technical knockout win.

Earlier, reported that super bantamweight boxer, Opeyemi ‘Sense’ Adeyemi, was voted best boxer at the GOtv Boxing Night 18, which held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan on Sunday, April 21.

Although the 19-year-old boxer finished his six-round bout against Sadiq Adeyemi with a draw, his performance on the night was enough to hand him a cash prize of N1 million, and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.



Let nobody or group doubt or test our will to act in the higher interest of the majority of our citizens.”—PMB

ABUJA, July 23 (Reuters) – Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shi’ite Muslim marchers in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard, according to a Reuters witness.

The air was thick with teargas as soldiers and police officers made arrests. The Shi’ite group marched in protest against the continued detention of its leader, despite a court ruling that he be released.

The violence happened a day after at least three people – including a journalist and senior policeman – were killed in a similar confrontation in the administrative heart of Abuja. As many as 10 more people may have died in the violence, a spokesman for the Shi’ites said that day.


President Muhammadu Buhari, a Sunni like the vast majority of Nigeria’s Muslim community, warned in a statement before Tuesday’s protest:


“Let nobody or group doubt or test our will to act in the higher interest of the majority of our citizens.”

He added:


“Perpetrators of the mayhem will not go unpunished (and) no government can tolerate unceasing affront to constituted authority.”


Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) members regularly take to the streets of Abuja to call for the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been in detention since 2015. They say Zakzaky requires medical help. Live ammunition and teargas have been used by security forces in recent weeks.


Clashes between police and Zakzaky’s backers have raised fears that the IMN might turn to violent insurgency as did Sunni Islamist group Boko Haram after police killed their leader in 2009.



Women’s 100 meters won by Fraser-Pryce in 10.78 seconds at the London Diamond League on Sunday.

LONDON (Reuters) – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a superb display to outclass local favorite Dina Asher-Smith and Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou as she won the women’s 100 meters in 10.78 seconds at the London Diamond League on Sunday.

The 32-year-old double Olympic champion made a blistering start to dominate the race from start to finish, giving Asher-Smith (10.92) and Ta Lou (10.98) no chance of catching her.

“It’s a long season and I’ve been training and training. To come out here and run 10.78 is a fabulous time,” Fraser-Pryce, whose season’s best time of 10.73 came at home in Jamaica last month, said.


“I feel good. The aim is to make sure when I get to the Doha (world championships) that I’m on point. Right now the females are so close in terms of time so you definitely just have to come out and make sure that you’re ready to run.

“My aim for Doha is definitely to be on the podium. For me, its a long season from here so I am hoping my experience will come into play.”

Hellen Obiri sealed the women’s 5,000m in a time of 14:20.36 while fellow Kenyan Agnes Tirop also finished ahead of new mile world record holder Sifan Hassan who was third.


“In the last lap I was thinking, ‘work hard’ and said to myself when I went past Hassan ‘let me go, see if you can catch me,” Obiri, who set the best time of the year as well as a new meet record, said.

Akeem Bloomfield won the men’s 400m race with his season’s best time of 44.40 seconds, ahead of Jonathan Jones of Barbados and Jamaican compatriot Nathon Allen.

Swede Daniel Stahl surpassed Gerd Kanter’s 2010 meet record in discus with a 68.56m effort.



How Cristiano Ronaldo escaped criminal charges.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday.

A new investigation by Las Vegas police failed to show that Kathryn Mayorga’s claim could be proven at trial beyond a reasonable doubt, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said.

“Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming,” Wolfson said in a statement.


The decision represented a victory on one of two legal tracks tied to the 2009 allegation against one of the most recognizable and highly paid players in sports.

In a lawsuit still pending in federal court, Mayorga alleges that she was pressured to sign an agreement to keep quiet in exchange for $375,000. Her lawyers want to void the deal and collect at least $200,000 more from Ronaldo.

Ronaldo’s attorneys have acknowledged that the soccer star and Mayorga had consensual sex in June 2009, but they denied it was rape. Attorney Peter Christiansen was traveling Monday and wasn’t immediately available to comment.


Attorneys for Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher, did not immediately respond to telephone, text and email messages.

The Associated Press generally does not name people who say they are victims of sexual assault, but Mayorga gave consent through her lawyers to make her name public.

Her lawsuit says she met Ronaldo at a nightclub and went with him and other people to his suite at the Palms Hotel and Casino, where he assaulted her in a bedroom. Afterward, she signed a non-disclosure agreement under pressure from “fixers” trying to protect Ronaldo’s reputation, her lawyer, Leslie Mark Stovall, has said.

The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas accuses Ronaldo or those working for him of conspiracy, defamation, breach of contract, coercion and fraud for allegedly allowing terms of the settlement to become public in European publications.


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Her attorneys say Mayorga never wanted her name released but became worried that she would be identified after a 2017 media report apparently referred to the encounter.

Her lawyers have said in federal court documents that they were having trouble personally serving Ronaldo with legal filings. A judge has given them an Oct. 28 deadline.

Ronaldo plays in Italy for the Turin-based soccer club Juventus. He played previously for Manchester United in England and Real Madrid in Spain, where he earned a then-record sum of 94 million euros, or about $130 million.

Mayorga underwent a medical exam to collect DNA evidence shortly after she alleges Ronaldo assaulted her. Police closed their investigation in 2009 because Mayorga neither identified her attacker by name nor said where the alleged rape took place, said Wolfson, the elected prosecutor in Las Vegas.

Police have said she identified her attacker only as a European soccer player.

“As a result, the police were unable to … conduct any meaningful investigation,” Wolfson said Monday. “Detectives were unable to search for and impound vital forensic evidence. In addition, video evidence, showing interactions between the victim and perpetrator before and after the alleged crime, was lost.”

The investigation was reopened in last year at the request of Mayorga’s attorneys, shortly before they sued Ronaldo. She spoke again with police, and authorities this year obtained a sample of Ronaldo’s DNA through Italian authorities.

Police did not immediately respond Monday to messages about the case.