Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS4th NHL player tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche say a second player has tested positive for the coronavirus. The team says it was informed Friday night and the player is in self-isolation. The Avalanche say those who came in close contact with the player have been informed and remain isolated. Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is stepping up his preparation for a possible move into IndyCar racing by entering the series’ inaugural virtual racing event. The seven-time NASCAR champion is the 26th driver entered in Saturday’s online race.The opener of IndyCar’s six-race series will be contested at Watkins Glen International, the upstate New York track that was picked in a fan vote. Johnson is winless in Cup Series at the road course, and also had a spectacular crash there in the 2000 Xfinity race after which he climbed from his crumpled car onto the roof and raised his arms in triumph, an indelible moment of his distinguished career.Johnson says he’s retiring from full-time NASCAR at the end of this season. He wants to try racing in IndyCar, IMSA and other series. He was scheduled to test an Indy car next month in Alabama but that was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.NFL-NEWSVikings re-sign veteran guard Dakota Dozier — Athletic trainers across the country are changing their routines and joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The National Athletic Trainers Association put together an app aimed at helping trainers assist understaffed hospitals. The app was intended to give health care providers a database to look for help nationwide. More than 950 athletic trainers have signed up over the last week.— USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March 7-14 at Potomac Curling Club. Fox 5 DC reported that at least 20 people who participated in the event are sick. USA Curling also canceled the 2020 Arena National Championships scheduled for April 27 to May 2 in Gillette, Wyoming. The event will be held there in 2022 instead.— Spain’s Barcelona soccer team has delivered 30,000 masks to the Catalonia government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The club says the masks were made in China and donated by insurance company Taiping, a regional partner of the club. Barcelona said the “daily use” masks will be distributed to nursing homes.INDYCAR-IRACE-JOHNSONNASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson eyes IndyCar, enters virtual race COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TEXAS-SMART STAYSUT athletic director: Shaka Smart to remain for next seasonAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will stick with coach Shaka Smart next season after the Longhorns won five of their final six games and were fighting for a spot in the NCAA Tournament before it was canceled amid the coronavirus scare.Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte told the Austin American-Statesman, “Shaka’s our coach.”Smart was facing open speculation on his future with the Longhorns at midseason when the program was mired near the bottom of the Big 12. The Longhorns had missed the tournament in two of the previous four seasons.center_img March 28, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier.The team announced the re-signing of the Furman product, who played in 16 games last season with a career-high four starts. He originally joined Minnesota as a free agent last April.Dozier was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He has appeared in 54 career games with 11 starts.In other NFL news:— The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric Tomlinson, who split last season with the Giants, New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders. He appeared in eight games and had one catch. Tomlinson confirmed the signing on his Instagram account. The Giants posted the news on their website and Twitter account, citing reports, but they won’t confirm it until the player passes his physical. Four NHL players are now known to have tested positive for the virus. The other two are with Ottawa.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— A deal worked out between Major League Baseball and the players doesn’t include details of what a reconfigured schedule would look like. The agreement calls for play to resume “as soon as is practicable” with a goal of completing “the fullest 2020 championship season and postseason that is economically feasible.” It also says there must be no legal restrictions on mass gathering and travel. The two sides agreed to consider playing past the usual end of the postseason in late October, even if it involves using neutral sites and domes. Details were divulged to The Associated Press by people familiar with the agreement.— The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already started layoffs and others are desperate to stay solvent. Some are expecting a major downturn in membership dues, while others are reeling from event cancellations totaling more than 8,000 across all sports. A database analyzed by The Associated Press shows combined projected losses of more than $121 million in revenue between February and June for 43 of the 50 national governing bodies that responded to a survey from the NGB Council in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.— Naomi Osaka says she is disappointed that the Olympics in her native Japan were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but she supports the decision to delay the Summer Games to 2021. In a posting today on social media, the two-time Grand Slam champion wrote: “Sport will eventually unite us again and be there for us always, but that time is not now.” She also addressed “the people of Japan,” saying, “stay strong, hang in there and let’s show the world our beautiful country when the time is right.” Next season will be Smart’s sixth in a seven-year contract. He is 90-78 overall at Texas but just 40-50 in the Big 12. The Longhorns were 19-12 last season with no seniors and are expected to return the entire lineup.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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The Latest: Ireland postpones set of cricket matches

first_imgThe three leading women’s pole vaulters get their turn to compete on Saturday in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash.Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, Katie Nageotte of the United States and Alysha Newman of Canada will participate in the event but won’t be competing in their backyards because they don’t have the equipment at home. They will instead be at nearby training facilities.The top men’s pole vaulters competed in the Ultimate Garden Clash at their homes in early May. Mondo Duplantis and Renaud Lavillenie shared the victory with more than 250,000 people watching a live stream.The winner on Saturday will be the vaulter who clears the bar at 4 meters the most times in 30 minutes.___ The Latest: Ireland postpones set of cricket matches Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Ireland has postponed its limited-overs cricket matches against New Zealand and Pakistan in June and July because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press ___Udinese owner Gianpaolo Pozzo says it “wouldn’t make sense” to restart Serie A anytime soon.Pozzo says it’s better to wait until “we’ve passed the critical phase” before thinking about restarting.He says if a team is ordered into quarantine after playing two or three matches because a player tests positive and the season is stopped again “we’ll have made a huge mistake.”Udinese was three points above the relegation zone in 14th place before Serie A was suspended on March 9. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img May 14, 2020 ___Turkish soccer club Besiktas says eight people have tested positive for the coronavirus and training has been suspended.The club says president Ahmet Nar Cebi and a player were among those who tested positive.Turkish teams have resumed limited training sessions following the federation’s decision to restart matches in empty stadiums on June 12.___ New Zealand Cricket informed Cricket Ireland this week it couldn’t travel and the latter has confirmed putting off the matches in Northern Ireland. The teams were to meet for three Twenty20s in Bready and three one-day internationals in Belfast from June 19 to July 2.Restrictions on travel and professional sports also forced Cricket Ireland to postpone hosting Pakistan in two T20s on July 12 and 14.The Netherlands legs of both tours by New Zealand and Pakistan had already been curtailed last month after the Dutch government banned all big sports events until Sept. 1.Pakistan is still scheduled to tour England for three tests and three T20s from July 30 to Sept. 2.Cricket Ireland says it is talking with England officials about possibly rescheduling their three ODIs in September in England. ___The Italian soccer federation has set up a pool of inspectors to check that teams comply with new health protocols and government decrees issued during the coronavirus pandemic.Serie A teams were permitted to resume individual training on May 4 while full team training can restart Monday.Lazio has reportedly already been training in groups of three players. The federation says inspectors will verify that practices are held according to the rules.The league said on Wednesday that it hopes to resume playing games on June 13 but the government has not approved a restart yet.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgNFL-NEWSBrowns CB Johnson released from hospital after liver injuryUNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Browns say cornerback Kevin Johnson has been released from the hospital and is doing well after suffering a lacerated liver in practice this week.The 28-year-old is expected to be back at the team’s facility in the next few days. He’ll have to go through COVID-19 protocols before he can be re-integrated into team activities. The Browns said his status will be evaluated on a “week by week basis.”Johnson was injured when he was landed on by rookie tight end Harrison Bryant as the two were battling for a pass during a red-zone drill. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Nurse was voted NBA Coach of the Year on Saturday after leading the defending champion Toronto Raptors to another 50-win season, this time without Kawhi (kuh-WY’) Leonard or a full schedule.Nurse was a runaway winner, receiving 90 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer was second after leading the Bucks to the best record in the suspended season, earning 147 points. Oklahoma City’s Billy Donovan was third with 134 points. NHL-MILBURYMilbury silenced for rest of playoffs Hamlin wins againDOVER, Del (AP) — Denny Hamlin zipped past teammate Martin Truex Jr. with less than 10 laps to go and won Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.Hamlin matched Kevin Harvick for the season victory lead with six, equaling his total from last season and closing within two of his career high set in 2010.Truex snapped a streak of five straight third-place finishes and ended up second. It’s his sixth straight top-10 finish.Kyle Busch was third to make it a sweep of the top three spots for Joe Gibbs Racing. Harvick was fourth and Chase Elliott fifth. Antetokounmpo was unstoppable with the ball, scoring 35 points on 12 of 14 shooting. He also had 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Bucks, who seem to have righted the ship after dropping the series opener.Khris Middleton added 17 points, eight boards and six assists to the win.Bucks forward Marvin Williams and Magic forward James Ennis were tossed from the game following a second-quarter scuffle. The skirmish took place during a 13-0 run in which Milwaukee took control of the game.D.J. Augustin scored 24 points for Orlando.Also in the opening round, the Heat grabbed a three-games-to-none lead by building an 18-point, halftime lead before holding off the Pacers, 124-115. Trout leads Halos over A’s.UNDATED (AP) — Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels were able to cool off the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics.Trout drove in three early runs, then made a key catch late as the Angels nipped the A’s, 4-3. The three-time MVP made a diving catch on Matt Olson’s sinking liner to center field to start the eighth inning.Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN’) extended his hitting streak to 12 games for Los Angeles, which snapped a four-game losing streak.Oakland has won nine straight at home and three in a row overall. Elsewhere in the majors:— The Marlins chased Max Scherzer during a four-run fifth before the Nationals’ bullpen tossed hitless ball the rest of the way to complete a 5-4 win over Miami in Game 1 of a seven-inning twinbill. Josh Harrison had two hits and an RBI while Washington was building a 5-0 lead.— The Pirates blew out the Brewers for the second straight day as Adam Frazier and Jacob Stallings homered and drove in three runs apiece in a 12-5 romp. Gregory Polanco had a home run and a double for the Bucs, who collected 14 hits for the second straight day to post their first winning streak since last September.MLB-NEWSStrasburg is done for season, awaits hand surgery Miami had four players score at least 20 points, led by 27 from Jimmy Butler. Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) finished with 24 points Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BY’-oh) had 22 with 11 rebounds, and Tyler Herro (HEE’-roh) scored 20. The Pacers opened the second half on a 12-2 run and cut their deficit to two three times in the fourth quarter before falling.Malcolm Brogdon set career playoff highs with 34 points and 14 assists for Indiana.NBA-COACH OF THE YEARNurse voted NBA Coach of the Year UNDATED (AP) — Mike Milbury is stepping away from broadcasting the rest of the NHL playoffs.The decision comes after his on-air comment that there were no women in the league’s quarantined bubble to disrupt concentration drew widespread criticism. The former player, coach and general manager released a statement through NBC Sports, saying: “I do not want my presence to interfere with the athletes as they try to win the greatest trophy in sports.” An NBC Sports spokesman confirmed it was Milbury’s decision to leave and that the analyst remains employed by the network. MLB-SCHEDULE Johnson expands leadNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson closed with birdie-eagle for a 7-under 64 and a five-stroke advantage through three rounds of The Northern Trust, the FexEx Cup playoffs opener.Johnson was coming off a remarkable day in which he was 11 under through 11 holes and finished with seven pars for a 60. On Saturday, he pulled away from Harris English and Scottie Scheffler with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 17th and a 40-footer for eagle on the closing hole at the TPC Boston.Johnson was at 22-under 191, his lowest 54-hole score by three shots.English and Scheffler are minus-17. August 22, 2020 Update on the latest sports WOMEN’S BRITISH OPENPopov takes 3-shot lead into final round of British OpenTROON, Scotland (AP) — Sophia Popov will take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Women’s British Open as she goes for her first major title. Popov shot a bogey-free, 4-under 67 to tie the low score of the third round at Royal Troon. The 27-year-old German was 4 under par overall and one of just three players under par after 54 holes. Minjee Lee of Australia and Jasmine Suwannapura of Thailand were the other two after both shot 69 to be tied for second place on 1 under. NASCAR-DOVER In another positive development for the Browns, Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb returned to practice Saturday on a limited basis after sustaining a concussion earlier this week. In other NFL news:— Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to practice Saturday after a one-day absence for personal reasons. Top draft pick Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) and former Arizona Cardinals first-round pick Josh Rosen had so-so performances during Fitzpatrick’s absence yesterday, according to coach Brian Flores. — Seahawks offensive lineman Kyle Fuller has been suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Fuller will be allowed to practice with the team during the preseason. PGA-NORTHERN TRUST Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The Washington Nationals have put star pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 60-day disabled list, ending his season. Nationals manager Dave Martinez says the right-hander will undergo carpal tunnel surgery next week. The 32-year-old signed a seven-year, $245 million contract with Washington during the offseason. He was 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two starts in 2020.In other major league news:— Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres is expected to miss two to three weeks while recovering from strains in his hamstring and quad. The club also said pitcher James Paxton won’t throw for 14 days because of a strained left forearm.— The Twins have added two more pitchers to their injured list. Jake Odorizzi is sidelined with bruised ribs and fellow right-hander Zack Littell is shut down because of right elbow inflammation. Both players were hurt during Friday’s 7-2 loss to the Royals. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSAntetokounmpo leads Bucks over MagicLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) and the Milwaukee Bucks have a two-games-to-one lead following a 121-107 win over the Orlando Magic. NASCAR-NASHVILLE PRESIDENTMoses named 1st Black track president in NASCAR historyDOVER, Del. (AP) — Erik Moses has been named president of Nashville Superspeedway, the first Black man to hold that title at any NASCAR track.Moses most recently served as president of the XFL’s DC Defenders and now leads the charge of the scheduled Nashville reboot in 2021.last_img read more

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Men’s hockey moving forward from DU sweep

first_imgDespite their competitive spirit, the Wisconsin men\’s hockey team was unable to over come WCHA oppenent Denver at the Kohl center, losing 4-3 Friday and 5-0 Saturday.[/media-credit]Coming off a crushing sweep at the hands of the Pioneers of Denver University, Mike Eaves and the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team are focused on moving forward in their final four regular season games.Though the sweep by DU was demoralizing, UW has experience rebounding from tough losses. The Badgers started the year on a seven game winless streak before responding with a 16-5-2 record over their next 23 games.“That is our task as a staff. What do we do to get that back,” Eaves said. “I think we told the guys when they left the building here, when you get knocked down like that it is about pulling your own socks up coming back and feeling good about yourself … and remember that we are a very good hockey team.”With series left against Minnesota State and first place North Dakota, Eaves’ fourth place team has lots of room to move either up or down in the conference standings. Considering the top three finishers in conference will skip the play-in game to the WCHA playoffs Final Five, finishing in the upper third of the conference represents UW’s most realistic goal.“Well it’s a little more precarious now,” Eaves said of his team’s final standing. “There is a chance we can still win the McNaughton Cup. The secondary emphasis comes for us making sure that we finish in the top three. … Our focus doesn’t change.”Denver series has some positivesDespite being outscored by the Pioneers 9-3 over the weekend, the Badgers outshot DU 80-49. While his team failed to hit the back of the net in Saturday’s 5-0 loss, Eaves felt the offensive effort was fine.“If you take a look at the scoring chances from the weekend, we outchanced them,” Eaves said. “And part of that comes from getting the puck on the net. So we are not settling for anything, that is part of the strategy. You have to be very clear about that. You take a look at the numbers; on Friday night we outchanced them, and Saturday night we outchanced them. So, that is part of the strategy; we are not settling for anything.”The most notable shift in play came from Badger goaltender, senior Shane Connelly. Though UW’s starting netminder had one of the best weekends of his career at Minnesota two weekends ago, Connelly came crashing back down to earth against Denver getting pulled after the first period Saturday.“I talked to Shane yesterday, sat down and chatted about the weekend and I wanted to get everything on the table,” Eaves said. “I think he left the building last night with a little jump in his step and looking forward to this week. He has been at times this season one of the best goalies in the league. There are times when it has slipped, and we need him to get back to being the best goaltender in the league. He knows he’s capable of that.”Wisconsin has experienced all kinds of problems with Denver this year — losing all four games and giving up a total of 22 goals to the Pioneers. According to Eaves though, the latest series doesn’t compare to earlier in the year.“The feeling at the end of the weekend is the same,” Eaves said. “The thing that we don’t want is paralysis by analysis. We were 15 seconds away from being tied for first and all those kind of things. We don’t want to overanalyze everything.”Difficult weekend for two BadgersWith sophomore defenseman Brendan Smith coming back from injury this weekend and junior forward John Mitchell being ejected from Saturday’s game, two UW players had weekends to forget.Though Smith wasn’t on ice for any goals the Badgers gave up, the talented defenseman wasn’t his usual crisp self on the Badger power play“Probably a typical weekend for coming back from being off six plus weeks,” Eaves said. “You are always nervous when a player comes back in because they have to get in the flow of things. What you tend to remember is how good they are and all the things they can do, but in between there is that process of from being hurt and getting going again.”While Mitchell was tossed from Saturday’s game for a 10-minute game misconduct, Eaves’ says he will be available for Friday’s game.“He is going to be fine,” Eaves said. “I talked to (official) Greg Shepherd Saturday night just to be sure what transpired there, and what I was told by the referee and what was on the game sheet were two different things. Talked to Greg right away and he spoke to the referee and cleared it up, so he will be available this Friday.”last_img read more

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California takes tougher stance on e-cigarettes popular on campus

first_img“It is slightly social because you’re surrounded by it so much, but then there’s a certain point where people use it to deal with stress, and that just has to do with being at a place where you’re expected to succeed,” Fausto said.  California politicians have followed suit. L.A. County officials voted Oct. 1 to temporarily ban sales of flavored tobacco products, which is set to take effect at the end of the month. Since then, the vote has been met with protests from many Angelenos who argue that it’s their right to vape despite potential risks.  Kuznia also mentioned that he saw shops selling empty vape cartridges and counterfeit packaging in bulk. As a result of the ever-increasing number of vape-related illnesses, many states have proposed bills that would ban the sale and distribution of all flavored nicotine vape products. Michigan passed its first piece of legislation, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer citing a public health emergency as her reasoning behind the sudden change in regulations.  Ghildiyal, now a sophomore majoring in chemistry, said she never wanted to vape and wasn’t surprised when Los Angeles County health officials recently urged residents to stop vaping after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported potential health concerns.   “I think that it’ll just turn people back to cigarettes if they don’t have the right support system in place to essentially stop [using] nicotine in general, because I don’t think this is a question of vaping versus not vaping,” Mack said. “I think this is a question of how to get people to stop [using] nicotine.”  The CDC stated that, as of Oct. 1, more than 1,000 cases of lung illnesses and 18 deaths have occurred in at least 48 states, all likely connected to using e-cigarettes and similar vape products. The majority of cases involve young adult men between the ages of 18 and 35 who use THC delivery vapes. Little else is known about what causes the severe symptoms patients experience, like vomiting, chest pain, shortness of breath and persistent coughing.  The Mayo Clinic published a study Oct. 2 that examined 17 patients’ lung tissues. The report found that toxic chemicals in vape products could be causing damage to patients’ lungs. As for Ghildiyal, she doesn’t think the vape hype is going to fizzle out anytime soon, even in light of the incriminating evidence against vape culture.  During her freshman year, Aadi Ghildiyal remembers sitting on a kitchen floor in Cale and Irani Residential College watching her friends pass around a STIIIZY, a common THC vape pen, while they all hung out. Each time Ghildiyal was handed the pen, she declined to try it and passed it along to her other friends.center_img “I was never really interested in vaping anyway, and I never really understood the people who did it, but it wasn’t really my place to tell them to stop,” Ghildiyal said.  CJ Mack, a sophomore majoring in music industry, opposes the bans in favor of those who have turned to vape as a way to quit smoking cigarettes. Juul, a popular e-cigarette brand, markets its product as a cleaner, less foul-smelling alternative to smoking cigarettes. Additionally, their flavored nicotine pods are much more attractive to new smokers than traditional cigarettes.  Rob Kuznia, an adjunct professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, recently visited downtown L.A.’s “Cannabis District,” where many black-market vape products are made and distributed, and reported what he learned for the Washington Post.  A Mayo Clinic Study published Oct. 2 found that toxic chemicals in vape products could be the cause of chemical burns in patients’ lungs. Studies like this have resulted in legislation cracking down on the products. (Ben Butcher/Daily Trojan) Marijuana wax pens, Juuls and Suorins have become staples at college parties and social events over the last few years. USC is no exception. Even though students aren’t technically allowed to vape on campus under the no-smoking rule, Connor Fausto, a senior majoring in business administration, says he sees the impact that vaping has on his peers and those around him.  “It’s like almost every other person is a part of vape nation or whatever… it’s like Venmo or Lyft or something. Everyone does it,” Ghildiyal said. “One of the most telling or surprising or maybe even alarming things about that area was how much it dominated the block,” Kuznia said. “There was shop after shop after shop, and … a lot of the shops had ‘do not enter’ signs, and they were chained off. You had to be a member to go in.”last_img read more

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Pictures: Gyan’s mum burial

first_imgThe Gyan family, over the weekend, buried the mother of Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan and held a talk-of-town funeral that brought traffic to a halt in both the Ashanti and Greater Accra regions.The deceased, Cecelia Love Amoako died in November last year in a car crash in Accra at age 61, leaving behind her husband Gyan Baffour Mensah popularly called ‘Asaase Jay’ and four children- Mavis Danquah, ex-Ghana international Baffour Gyan, Opoku Mensah aka Zigay and Asamoah Gyan aka Baby Jet.last_img

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Wellington police notes: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, December 19, 2012•On November 1, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.•At 12:12 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and theft of a trailer in the 1200 block S. B, Wellington.•At 1:07 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a lawn mower in the 200 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•5:05 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 700 block E. 9th involved a vehicle operated by Samuel B. Branham, 81, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Stephen L. Anderson, Wellington•5:43 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•5:47 p.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct and criminal trespass of a known suspect in the 400 block E. Maple, Wellington.•11:05 p.m. Edgar V Barnes, 23, Wellington was arrested on a City of Wellington bench warrant for No Dog Tag and No Proof of Vaccinations (bonded).•11:58 p.m. Latrish R. Wiseman, 36, Wellington was arrested on a City of Wellington Warrant for a charge of theft of services (bonded).last_img read more

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Shooting on Mason City’s north side being investigated

first_imgMASON CITY — Mason City police are continuing their investigation into shots being fired early Saturday morning in the northwestern part of town. Chief Jeff Brinkley says shortly before 2:15 Saturday morning, officers were called to the scene of a possible shooting at Enterprise Alley and Washington Avenue along 12th Northwest. On arrival, officers found bullet casings and blood at the scene. Brinkley says at least two vehicles were involved and there was an altercation that happened before the shots were fired. During the investigation, patrol officers recognized the description of one of the vehicles provided by a witness, with that vehicle located a short time later on South Washington. A search warrant was later executed at the residence without issue, and the investigation is ongoing. Brinkley adds that no one has reported being a victim of the shooting, and he does not believe there’s an ongoing risk to the community. If you have any information about this case or if you were a witness, you are asked to contact the Mason City Police Department at 421-3636.last_img read more

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Singles sweep sees England Boys through to semi-finals

first_img England Boy’s secured their place in the semi-finals of the European Boy’s Team Championship with a victory over Ireland today.The morning foursomes were both close games with Lincolnshire’s Ashton Turner and Sussex’s Marco Penge losing out on the last hole.But at the end of the morning the scores were even as Hampshire’s Jack Singh Brar and Bradley Moore from Derbyshire (image copyright Tom Ward Photography),  took their Irish opponents to the 19th hole before securing the win.The afternoon singles turned out to be a clean sweep for the England team and it began with a convincing 5&3 win by Cumbria’s Adam Chapman who was first out.The reigning English Amateur Champion Harry Ellis, also from Hampshire, secured the next game with Moore gaining the important fourth point that would take the team through to the semi-finals with a 3&1 win.Penge again demonstrated confident golf in his 4&3 win and the successful afternoon concluded with a 2&1 victory for Turner.England will face Norway in the semi-finals, who beat Scotland today. The other semi-final match will be contended by Italy and France. 11 Jul 2013 Singles sweep sees England Boys through to semi-finals last_img read more

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Goffin beats Federer at ATP Finals, faces Dimitrov in final

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. David Goffin of Belgium celebrates winning match point against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their ATP World Tour Finals semifinal tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — A set up against a man he’d never lost to, Roger Federer looked to be cruising toward a shot at a seventh ATP Finals title. David Goffin had other ideas.The Belgian rallied in the semifinals on Saturday to claim the biggest win of his career and stun the favorite 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ However, neither the loss to Goffin nor the fact he finishes the year second, behind Nadal in the rankings, will prevent him from being favorite for the Australian Open in January.“It’s been an amazing year for me,” Federer said. “Been so happy that I was playing at this level from the beginning till basically the end, till today.”The match was typical of Goffin’s inconsistent week on his full debut at the tournament, after he played one match as an alternate a year ago.After defeating a wounded Rafael Nadal in his opening match, he was thrashed in just 74 minutes by Dimitrov, and qualified for the semis with a comfortable win over Dominic Thiem.“Both are really special,” said Goffin, after becoming only the sixth man to defeat Nadal and Federer in the same tournament. “It was the first time against Rafa. Then the semifinal for the first time for me here, and to beat Roger for the first time here in such a big event, big tournament, it was the perfect moment.”Dimitrov ensured he’ll end the year at a career-high No. 3 after coming from behind to defeat Sock.Having won his previous two matches for the loss of just four games, Dimitrov’s title credentials were given a far more rigorous examination by the American.Dimitrov is the first debutant to reach the final since David Ferrer in 2007.Goffin will be the underdog again after winning just two games against Dimitrov on Wednesday.“It will be something different hopefully,” said Goffin, who can move to a career-high No. 5 if he claims the title. “I hope to play the tennis I played today. I’ll try to be more aggressive, also go for the shot, and yeah, go for the trophy.” Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES 3-time Olympic champion ‘Pocket Hercules’ dies at 50 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img “It is the best win of my career, for sure,” said Goffin, who lost all six of his previous encounters against Federer.“I started to feel the ball better at the end of the first set, so I wanted to be more aggressive. It paid off. I started to serve well. My forehand was going much better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneHis opponent on Sunday in the final will be Grigor Dimitrov after the Bulgarian defeated Jack Sock 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.With Federer having lost just four times during a season that saw him claim his 18th and 19th Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, it looked ominous for Goffin when the six-time champion broke twice on his way to winning the first set. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ However, Federer wasted two game points in the second game of the second set. Goffin produced a forehand passing shot to take his first break point of the match.“It was a tough game to get broken at 1-0,” Federer said. “I had I think multiple game chances to get out of the game and go 1-1, keep the pressure up. Things really turned around for him at that moment.”The winners flowed from Goffin’s racket, unsettling Federer, who coughed up uncharacteristic errors.Goffin needed just the one break in both the second and third sets and displayed a previously unseen grit to deny Federer his lone break point opportunities in either set.It was testament to the remarkable season Federer has put together that his loss came as such a major surprise.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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