The 26-year-old resident Mark RobenDejos died of gunshot wounds on the head and neck, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – A man was shot to deathin Barangay 3, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. BY CYRUS GARDE AND MAE SINGUAY Dejos was rushed to the San Carlos CityDoctors’ Hospital where the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.” According to police investigators, Dejoswas just inside of their house when two unidentified suspects barged in andasked the name of the victim around 1 p.m. on March 7. When he answered, he wasshot by the suspects three times. Officers of the San Carlos City policestation have yet to identify the suspects and the motive behind the shooting./PN
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini thinks Liverpool’s draining European exploits could give his side an advantage for Sunday’s crucial Barclays Premier League clash. He said: “We must play very good because they also have a strong squad. I don’t think they will play the same starting 11 as yesterday night. They are a strong team and it is a difficult stadium.” City were outplayed on Tuesday as they lost the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie to Barcelona 2-1. But on the home front they have been much more fluent in their last two games after difficulties early in the new year, beating Stoke and Newcastle 4-1 and 5-0 respectively. Chelsea remain strong title favourites but City did claw two points back last week and Pellegrini wants to take advantage of their cup distraction this Sunday. He said: “Of course it is important, and more than psychologically it is important mathematically. “If we are going to have three points more, we are going to go two points behind Chelsea. It is very important to beat Liverpool and to continue winning in the Premier League, and continue fighting until the end to retain the title. As soon as we close the gap it is better for us.” The defeats of City and Liverpool this week came amid a difficult spell for English sides in Europe. Arsenal and Tottenham were also beaten while Chelsea still face a sizeable task against Paris Saint-Germain to guarantee Champions League progress. Pellegrini said: “I don’t think it is about the level of English football but I think there are a lot of things that maybe are important reasons why the results have happened. “The Premier League is very strong and every game you must play 95 minutes at 100 per cent intensity. Maybe in other leagues it is not so hard every game. “In December and January, especially in December, you have to play nine games. Last year we played 18 games in two months. Maybe it is not the best way to prepare for the knockout stages in Europe. “But there are a lot of things and also this year was not a good performance of the teams.” City should go into the game much fresher, having not played since Tuesday while Liverpool only returned from their Europa League game at Besiktas at approximately 4.30am on Friday. Pellegrini said: “I think that of course it is an advantage, (but) not a decisive one because I always think the decisive thing is the performance on the day of the game. “If we think we are going to win that game because Liverpool arrived yesterday night late, that is not the reason. “But I have played in the Europa League and when you arrive on Friday it is not the best way to prepare for a game on Sunday – but that is the rules. They are playing Europa League. “Maybe another time we (will) prepare worse for the game.” Pellegrini could open himself up for criticism given that last month his team only returned from a winter training camp in Abu Dhabi the night before their FA Cup loss to Middlesbrough. But there are differences given that City tried to time their journey to allow optimum rest while Liverpool effectively lost a night’s sleep after their match went to penalties and their return flight was delayed. The disrupted preparation could blunt Liverpool’s edge just as they seem to be building momentum for a top-four charge, but Pellegrini is not attaching too much significance to it. But the Chilean does not believe it will be a major factor and has warned that his side still have an important job to do at Anfield. With Chelsea involved in the Capital One Cup final, City can cut the London side’s lead at the top of the table to two points with a victory in the noon kick-off on Merseyside. Press Association
eFootball.Pro and Sportradar have entered a partnership which will see Sportradar as “Official International Media Rights Distribution Partner”. eFootball.Pro will see a new esports competition launch together with KONAMI and is spearheaded by F.C. Barcelona’s Gerard Piqué. The multi-year deal between Sportradar and eFootball.Pro will see the former be the exclusive agency commercialising the live media rights for the new league’s matches, as well as distributing matchday previews and analysis, highlights, news, interviews, reports and other audiovisual content to provide the public with everything they need to know and understand about the new league. In addition, Sportradar will be in charge of production across all the content, including all the LAN matches. The details of the league and teams involved are yet to be announced but the release teases that offline matches will be played by “top-notch teams”. eFootball.Pro’s Managing Director Javier Alonso commented: “We trust in the quality of the contents produced by Sportradar and its expertise to distribute them. We hope that we together will lay the foundations of the football esports’ future and bring the spectators a unique and exciting product”. Sportradar’s Director Media Rights Giuseppe Sampino added: “This league already has all the ingredients in place to ensure that it takes the world by storm. With the likes of Piqué involved as President and Founder, Sportradar are delighted to bring our pedigree in the international sports media space together with our existing esports credentials to the table. Fans as well as industry observers will be watching with keen interest as this league launches, flourishes and excites, and we cannot wait to be part of that evolution”. It’s the latest addition in a growing portfolio of esports deals for Sportradar, who add this to deals with PvPRO, Fortuna and ESL. The company will also be responsible for the distribution of “other esports events” that Esports Media Rights (“EMR”), the owner of eFootball.Pro organise. The release teases that EMR competitions will go beyond football esports, and details will be revealed soon.Esports Insider says: Big congratulations to our friends at Sportradar on another rights deal. This one with Gerard Piqué and co. Is it bad that we’re most intrigued by the tournaments “beyond football esports”? Exciting times ahead, undoubtedly.