Two SBL players from the dmedia Numen were accused of aiding and abetting in a knifing incident early yesterday morning outside a Taipei bar, police said.
Police said they would be summoning players Wang Chuan-chien (王傳鑑) and Chou Tzu-hua (周資華) for questioning about the incident.
A man surnamed Chang said that Wang and Chou were drinking at the Juliana Junior bar in the early morning yesterday. Chang told police the two players were chatting with him, his girlfriend and eight other friends who were sitting next to the players' table.
He said the apparently drunk Wang suddenly forcibly grabbed his girlfriend and that he and his friends had to hold Wang back. Chang told police there had been a dispute over the incident, but that things had seemed to have settled down by the time they left the bar.
He said as they were leaving the pub to catch taxis at around 4am, several men carrying knives pulled them out of the taxis and started slashing them.
Chang said three of his friends were injured in the incident.
Chang said he suspected the two players had abetted the men to commit the crime.
Police said they had interviewed the three victims who alleged they were attacked outside the bar, and confirmed that they had found blood stains outside the bar. Police said they did not know whether the two players had been involved in the attack.
Wang and Chou did not show up with their team for a game yesterday.
A spokesman for the dmedia Numen, Kuo Teh-chih (
Chou was banned from the High School Baseball League in 2004 for throwing a ball at a judge during a game.
A feel-good campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cutouts of themselves at Australian rugby league games has been hijacked by pranksters, with a notorious serial killer among those making an appearance — while one TV show edited an image of Adolf Hitler into the crowd. The NRL launched “Fan In The Stand” to coincide with the sport’s return at the weekend after its season was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporters are barred from stadiums under strict health protocols, but can pay A$22 (US$15) to have their photograph printed on a life-size cutout and placed in the stands of
The losing captain thanked the winning team’s players for their personal sacrifices leading into the match and a charter flight pilot received a big round of applause when his plane beat incoming fog to touch down after midnight following another game as feel-good stories off the field matched those on it as the National Rugby League (NRL) restarted its season in Australia over the weekend. The New Zealand Warriors’ 18-0 win over St George Illawarra was the Auckland-based team’s first of the season after three rounds and it could not have come at a better time. Due to international travel restrictions
“Road Runner” Alphonso Davies lived up to his nickname with another lightning sprint on Saturday as Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead in the Bundesliga. Having defeated second-placed Borussia Dortmund 1-0 away in midweek, Bayern enjoyed a 5-0 romp over Fortuna Duesseldorf. Defender Mathias Joergensen scored an early own-goal before Benjamin Pavard, Robert Lewandowski (2) and Davies scored for Bayern. With five games remaining, the defending champions, who have won their past eight league games, are comfortably on course for an eighth straight league title. Davies scored the best goal of the game when the fleet-footed defender pressed Duesseldorf into making a mistake, barged
Taiwan Steel celebrated a big win over Tatung in the Taiwan Premier League yesterday, while undefeated Taichung Futuro remained at the top of the table, although their lead is only one point. Four of the eight teams were in action, completing matches postponed the previous weekend due to rain, with Taipower and Hang Yuan playing out a scoreless draw in Kaohsiung. Taiwan Steel are sorting out their early-season problems as they chase the leaders and it showed against defending champions Tatung at the Jhubei Stadium in Hsinchu County. Haitian striker Benchy Astama netted a brace and midfielder Kuo Po-wei’s outstanding solo effort sent