NFL players accused of armed robbery at South Florida party

first_imgNFL players accused of armed robbery at South Florida party May 14, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMIAMI (AP) — Police in South Florida are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party, authorities said Thursday.Miramar police issued arrest warrants for both men Thursday on four counts each of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker faces an additional four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. The residential community is located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.Baker, 22, and Dunbar, 27, were attending a cookout at a Miramar home Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun, the warrant said. Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing other people at the party of thousands of dollars in cash, watches and other valuables, witnesses told investigators.center_img “We are aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and still gathering information,” the Seahawks said in a statement. “We will defer all further comment to league investigators and local authorities.”Dunbar signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and was traded to the Seahawks this past March. He started 11 games last season, recording 37 tackles and four interceptions.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Police said the four men then fled the home in three vehicles: a Mercedes Benz, a Lamborghini and a BMW. Witnesses said the vehicles were parked in a way that would make it easy to leave quickly, leading detectives to believe the robbery was planned in advance. No injuries were reported.Baker and Dunbar are both from Miami.Baker was one of three first-round draft picks the Giants had last season. He was the 30th pick overall out of Georgia. He played in all 16 games, starting 15. He had 55 tackles and no interceptions. He was the last of the three New York picks in that first round. “We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with DeAndre,” the Giants said in a statement. “We have no further comment at this time.”Dunbar took part in a video conference call with Seattle reporters Thursday before the news broke.last_img read more

Pakistan’s Shadab ruled out of England ODIs with illness

first_imgKARACHI (Reuters) – Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan faces a race against time to be fit for the Cricket World Cup after he was ruled out of the limited-overs series in England with an illness.The 20-year-old has played 34 one-day internationals for Pakistan and was included in their 15-man squad for the May 30-July 14 World Cup in England and Wales.The 1992 champions will play a lone Twenty20 international and five ODIs on their tour of England, which begins on May 5.“Wrist spinner Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the series against England after tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, at least, four weeks,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement.The board said it would set up appointments with specialists in England to help Shadab, who is also a useful lower-order batsman, recover in time for Pakistan’s World Cup opener against West Indies on May 31.All teams are allowed to make changes to their World Cup squads until May 23. Pakistan selectors have already put batsman Asif Ali and seamer Mohammad Amir on standby should they have to make changes to their squad.last_img read more

‘There is no release’ – Modern India pace attacks remind Bishop of fearsome Windies line-up

first_img(SPORTSMAX) – Former Windies bowler-turned-commentator Ian Bishop has heaped high praise on the current India pace attack, drawing comparisons to the relentless West Indies bowling units of the 1970s and 80s.With a line-up that included the likes of Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, and Colin Croft, the West Indies team of that era became a nightmare for opposing batsmen. The four-pronged bowling attack was relentless but also possessed some skill to go along with sustained aggression.Despite initially being known for producing top-class spinners, India have in recent years produced a fearsome pace bowling attack of their own. The likes of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, have proved capable of rattling even the best batting line-ups around the globe.Bumrah has arguably been the pick of the pack and has developed a reputation for terrorising opposing batsmen with pace and movement, despite a relatively short run-up.Ironically, it was the West Indies who were rocked back by the bowler last year when he put on an outstanding display during a series between the teams, particularly during a Test match at Jamaica’s Sabina Park.Bumrah returned outstanding figures of 6-16 from 9.1 overs – including just the third Test hat-trick by an India bowler.“When you have three fast bowlers, sometimes four and an excellent spinner, it takes my mind back to the West Indies pace quartet before my generation, Marshall, Holdings, Garners, Roberts – I’ll stick Colin Croft in there,” Bishop told Cricbuzz in Conversation.“There is no release point, two come out, two come on. There is no flow of runs and there is always a threat of penetration and physical harm to a lesser extent. That is one of the things that make this group of fast bowlers excellent.”last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: Breaking down the 7 players who committed in a 9-day flurry

first_imgColey is slightly slower than receivers Johnson and Palmer, running the 40-yard dash at 4.57 seconds, according to his Hudl page. He also held an offer from Bowling Green.Cameron Jordan, unranked wide receiver, June 26The Half Hollow Hills (New York) High School West senior became the fourth wide receiver to commit to Syracuse. The 6-foot-4, 187-pound Jordan was not ranked by any major recruiting sites but held offers from Atlantic Coast Conference schools Boston College and Wake Forest. He caught 29 passes for 854 yards and 14 touchdowns last season, according to Hudl. The site also lists his 40-yard dash time as 4.51 seconds and that he has a 40-inch vertical.Allen Stritzinger, 3-star running back, June 26The 6-foot, 183-pound Michigan senior played both running back and corner back in high school. He was the first running back to commit to Syracuse’s Class of 2017. His primary recruiter, per Scout.com, was running backs coach Mike Hart. Syracuse had only three recruits in its class in mid-June. After two Scott Shafer-era recruits left and another preferred walk-on fullback opted to try for scholarship offers, the Orange had a three-star quarterback, a three-star outside linebacker and an unranked wide receiver. And then the coaching staff made a push.In a nine-day flurry, SU added seven recruits to its ledger on both sides of the ball. Six of those are offensive players. First-year head coach Dino Babers has emphasized speed from both his players and offensive unit as a whole, using the hashtag #OrangeIsTheNewFast on Twitter. He’s acquired that in his most recent commits. He’s also picked up his first two New York recruits after stressing the importance of recruiting in the school’s backyard at his opening press conference. Three commits held offers from Bowling Green, Babers’ last coaching post.Before this push, Syracuse had received commitments from New Jersey quarterback Tommy DeVito on April 16, Florida wide receiver Sharod Johnson on April 17 and Michigan linebacker Zach Morton on May 10.You can track the entire Class of 2017 here.Here’s a roundup of the recent recruiting activity, the Hudl.com highlight tape will be under each player’s blurb when available:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTyrell Richards, unranked linebacker, June 18The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Ontario native was recruited mainly by Tom Kaufman, the new Orange special teams coordinator/linebackers coach. The three-hour drive from home played a large role in the decision, he said.Nykeim Johnson, 3-star wide receiver, June 21The Washington, D.C. slot receiver fits the mold of Babers’ up-tempo offense. The 5-foot-9, 167-pound Johnson runs a 4.42-second 40-yard dash, according to his Hudl page. He held an offer from Bowling Green.Joshua Palmer, 3-star wide receiver, June 22Two days, two wideouts. One day after adding Nykeim Johnson, the Orange picked up Palmer from Florida. Though six inches taller and 23 pounds heavier than Johnson, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Palmer apparently runs the 40-yard dash just as fast. His time is 4.44 seconds, per a YouTube clip posted by his father in 2015.Dakota Davis, 2-star offensive tackle, June 24The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Maryland player became the first offensive lineman in Syracuse’s Class of 2017. He is quick for a lineman and runs the 40-yard dash in 5.50 seconds, according to his Hudl page. He bench presses 300 pounds and squats 435, per the site.Eric Coley, 3-star athlete, June 25The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Coley started his junior season in Michigan but transferred to Fayetteville-Manlius (New York) High School in February. The school is roughly 10 miles from the Syracuse University campus. SU hired Vinson Reynolds, Coley’s father, as its new defensive line coach and that became the reason for the move. He held offers from Bowling Green and Western Michigan, Hart’s prior school.You can follow The Daily Orange football recruiting tab for more updates as they happen. Comments Published on June 29, 2016 at 4:33 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wenger insists Alexis Sanchez won’t be sold this summer

first_imgBoss Carlo Ancelotti says they got the impression he wasn’t obtainable. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Alexis Sanchez won’t be sold this summer.The Chile forward’s out of contract next year – and he recently gave an interview saying he wants to play in the Champions League – a competition his current club won’t be in this season.Bayern Munich have ended interest in Sanchez – but other clubs are reportedly still keen. Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Late Mata strike gives Blues top four advantage

first_imgJuan Mata fired Chelsea to a dramatic late victory against Manchester United as the Blues took another step towards a place in next season’s Champions League.The Spaniard was Chelsea’s best player throughout a dire game at Old Trafford and finished a sweeping counterattack in the 87th minute as he drilled low into the bottom corner.United full-back Rafael was then sent off one minute from time for kicking out at Chelsea defender David Luiz in an extraordinary end to a game that lacked any spark and looked unlikely to produce a goal.The result sees the Blues move up to third in the Premier League table ahead of Wednesday’s crunch clash with London rivals Tottenham, while they are now one point ahead of fourth-placed Arsenal.The importance of the victory was evident in the triumphant celebrations in front of the away end at full-time and Chelsea are now well-placed to secure a top four finish this season.Sir Alex Ferguson made five changes to the side that drew with Arsenal, with David De Gea, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney among the players who dropped to the substitutes’ bench. Chelsea themselves made four changes to the side that reached the Europa League final on Thursday as Ashley Cole, Juan Mata, Oscar and Demba Ba returned to the starting line-up.Ferguson and his Chelsea counterpart Rafa Benitez have never seen eye-to-eye and did little to play down their feud ahead of the fixture with thinly veiled barbs directed at each other in their pre-match press conferences.But the two men shook hands before kick-off, a gesture that seemed to be interpreted by the players as a signal to drop arms during a lacklustre first half that felt more like a testimonial than an end-of-season clash between two of the biggest clubs in the country.United lacked any vibrancy in their attacking play while Chelsea were happy to keep men behind the ball, sit deep and play on the counter-attack.It was a tactic that nearly paid off in the 14th minute when Oscar broke down the right side, cut in to the United penalty area and toe-poked a right-footed shot that Anders Lindegaard managed to tip on to the near post before gratefully collecting the rebound. At the other end, Robin van Persie could only head straight at Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and the Premier League’s top scorer then shot just wide as he latched on to a pass from Ryan Giggs three minutes before the break.There was no improvement after the restart as the teams continued to cancel each other out.Then, out of nowhere, Chelsea found the winner. Ramires broke down the middle and fed Oscar, who played a first-time pass for Mata and the Spaniard fired a sweet low drive across goal into the bottom corner via the post.The goal completely changed the atmosphere at Old Trafford and moments later Rafael was sent off after hacking down Luiz by the corner flag.last_img read more

Video: Cape Coast stadium 90 percent complete

first_imgWorks on the 35 million dollar new Cape Coast Stadium Project is almost done.The China-aided stadium being constructed by the China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Corporation will have the capacity to accommodate 16,000 spectators.Watch the 10 minute video as the Joy Sports team takes a tour around the new stadium:last_img

Rick Pitino’s Greek team advances to finals after opponent just quit at halftime

first_imgMORE: Pitino has “deep interest” in coaching NBA team”We should have left earlier,” Olympiakos general director Christos Stavropoulos told reporters. “The Greek state needs to take measures to clean this filth.”Olympiakos players received three fouls in the first 28 seconds, and Panathinaikos held a 40-25 lead at halftime. But while Olympiakos blamed the refs, Panathinaikos owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos saw things differently.”It was something already planned,” he told reporters. “It seems that they cannot pay their players. They threw the towel and now they say that they don’t like the refs. Maybe the Aggelopoulos family wants to leave Olympiakos and to blame us and the refs. It’s unacceptable. You lose or win on the court.”And as if things weren’t weird enough, Giannakopoulos apparently tried to send a message after the game: Basketball:Panathinaikos – Olympiacos 13.02.2019.Olympiacos left the game at halftime while complaining about the referees.After that Panathinaikos owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos put a pair of woman’s underwear on the empty bench of Olympiacos. pic.twitter.com/NVXNWF8wg1— When Sunday Comes (@WSCsupporters) February 13, 2019As a result of the forfeit, Olympiakos could face points deductions in the Greek league.Pitino took to Twitter to comment about the bizarre finish afterward.Well in 42 years of coaching I, thought I had seen it all. Up 15 at halftime. Motivating my team to come out with great intensity the first 5 minutes. We were fired up except Olympiakos never came back out. Game over. Onto the Greek Cup finals in Crete on Sunday #paobc— Rick Pitino (@RealPitino) February 13, 2019Pitino’s team thus will advance to the Greek Cup final against PAOK. Rick Pitino has had a long career as a basketball coach, but he saw something new this week.During a Greek Cup semifinal game against Pitino’s Panathinaikos, the Olympiakos team just quit at halftime. And not in the cliched sense that they didn’t play well. They literally didn’t come back onto the court for the second half. The team, led by former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, apparently was upset by the refereeing that took place.last_img read more

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

first_imgIn this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.The Vikings made the announcement early Wednesday morning, about a day and a half after initially deciding that Peterson could play with the team while the legal process played out. Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son and now could miss the rest of the season while the case proceeds through the court system.The Vikings came under heavy criticism for their initial stance. Several sponsors responded by either suspending their deals with the Vikings or severing ties with Peterson, prompting Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf to revisit the situation on Tuesday.“While we were trying to make a balanced decision yesterday, after further reflection we have concluded that this resolution is best for the Vikings and for Adrian,” the Wilfs said in a statement. “We want to be clear: we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children, and we want to be sure we get this right. At the same time we want to express our support for Adrian and acknowledge his seven-plus years of outstanding commitment to this organization and this community.”Peterson was indicted last week in Montgomery County, Texas, after admitting to authorities that he struck his son with a tree branch. Peterson said he was disciplining his son the same way his own father disciplined him while growing up in Palestine, Texas, and didn’t intend to hurt him.The Vikings deactivated him for the 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday while they gathered more information. But on Monday they announced that Peterson was being reinstated and expected to play this weekend at New Orleans.The about face came after the Radisson hotel chains suspended its sponsorship with the Vikings, Papa John’s considered doing the same, and Anheuser-Busch said it was “disappointed and increasingly concerned” with the negative attention brought to the league by Ray Rice’s assault on his wife and Peterson’s arrest.Castrol Motor Oil, Special Olympics Minnesota and Mylan Inc. all severed ties with Peterson, and Twin Cities Nike stores pulled Peterson’s jerseys from its shelves.“This is the best possible outcome given the circumstances,” Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, told The Associated Press of the Vikings’ decision. “Adrian understands the gravity of the situation and this enables him to take care of his personal situation. We fully support Adrian and he looks forward to watching his teammates and coaches being successful during his absence.”Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who spearheaded an effort to secure $477 million in public money to help build the team a new stadium, and Sen. Al Franken were among the many who called for the Vikings to reconsider their position.Peterson’s first court appearance isn’t until Oct. 8, and with the Vikings specifying that he must stay away “until the legal proceedings are resolved,” it appears there is a possibility that he won’t play again this year.The Vikings said they had deliberations with the NFL over the previous two days and informed the league they were revisiting the situation. Executives were at the team’s Winter Park headquarters late into the night on Tuesday, discussing how to respond to the avalanche of criticism.“After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian,” the Wilfs said in their statement. “We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization.“We embrace our role — and the responsibilities that go with it — as a leader in the community, as a business partner and as an organization that can build bridges with our fans and positively impact this great region. We appreciate and value the input we have received from our fans, our partners and the community.”What this means for Peterson’s future with the team remains to be seen. The 29-year-old has been the face of the franchise practically since he was drafted in 2007, one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL whose All Day Foundation charity is devoted to helping children.But the foundation’s website was shuttered on Tuesday, at one point posting a message that it “will re-engage after Adrian, his family, and staff have reflected on how the current situation impacts the direction for Adrian’s philanthropy.”Peterson has rushed for 10,190 yards and 86 touchdowns in his NFL career. He won the MVP award in 2012 after rushing for 2,097 yards in his return from a torn ACL.“We will support Adrian during this legal and personal process, but we firmly believe and realize this is the right decision,” the Wilfs said. “We hope that all of our fans can respect the process that we have gone through to reach this final decision.”___Online:AP NFL websites: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Wriddhiman Saha registers himself in the history books with his 100th Test dismissal

first_imgAdvertisement oksd6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8hgpgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecn6gb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mhrWould you ever consider trying this?😱tj4jCan your students do this? 🌚9dh4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Apart from their strong batting line-up and a fiery pace attack, the Indian cricket team under Virat Kohli have made significant improvement in fielding. Over the last few years the team have made spectacular fielding a habit which was evident in the first day of the historic Day-Night Test at Kolkata. Rohit Sharma took a one-handed flyer and just a while later, keeper Wriddhiman Saha pulled off a stunning low catch to remove Mahmudullah in a move that no one in the stadium saw coming.Advertisement The Eden Gardens crowd thought they saw the catch of the match by opener Rohit Sharma when the wicketkeeper decided to raise the bar.Advertisement The 20th over was being bowled by Ishant Sharma and Mahmudullah edged the fourth ball of the over towards skipper Virat Kohli. Saha sensing that it won’t carry till his captain at first slip, dived to his right and the ball stuck right in the webbing between the thumb and forefinger.With this stunner, Saha also completed 100 dismissals in Test cricket and is the fifth Indian to reach the landmark. MS Dhoni, leads the chart with 294 dismissals in 166 innings while Syed Kirmani is second with 198 dismissals from 151 innings. Kiran More (130) and Nayan Mongia (107) are on the third and fourth spots respectively.Read Also:Virat Kohli: Pink ball favours swing bowlingFormer captain Mohammad Azharuddin explains why Indian bowling attack is lethalVirat Kohli ready to play pink ball cricket in Australia – provided there is a practice match beforehand! Advertisementlast_img read more