Four FL Residents Killed in NC Small Plane Crash

first_imgFour Florida residents and their two dogs are dead, after their private Piper PA-46 dropped off radar and crashed into a wooded area in central North Carolina.North Carolina’s State Highway Patrol says the four victims lived in the Naples, Florida, area and were heading to Easton, Maryland. They were identified as: 57-Year-old Gregory Boll; 48-Year-old Evva Leigh Boll; 52-year-old Roberta Laquidara; and 53-year-old Felix Laquidara.A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman explains that his agency received a report that a plane crashed at 1:45 p.m. Friday about 40 miles east of Raleigh.According to Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone, the search for the Piper started after a resident reported that part of a small plane had landed in their yard.last_img

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Cricket News From working in Air Force to leading Ranji Trophy wicket-taker in season – The story of Ashutosh Aman

first_imgNew Delhi: For a long time, Bishan Singh Bedi stood on top of the wicket-takers list in a single season of the Ranji Trophy, India’s premier domestic competition. With 64 wickets in the 1974/75 season, Bedi was the undisputed king of bowling in the Ranji Trophy. However, 44 years later, another left-arm spinner has shattered Bedi’s record in grand style. Ashutosh Aman, a 32-year-old from Gaya, who works in the Air Force and plays for his native state Bihar, has gone past Bedi’s mark and taken 68 wickets in eight games at a staggering average of 6.48 and an economy rate of 1.90. Aman’s exploits in the Plate Division of the Ranji Trophy could not help Bihar reach the knock-outs as they finished second behind Uttarakhand.However, Aman’s exploits have taken the Ranji Trophy by storm. In his first two games, he did not have much impact, with his 4/34 being the best against Uttarakhand and the match against Puducherry abandoned without a ball bowled. In the game against Sikkim, Aman picked up 5/19 and 5/22 to finish with remarkable figures of 10/41 and help Bihar win by 395 runs.Read More | Ross Taylor creates history with red-hot consistent ODI streakHis returns in the next few games were remarkable. In the match against Arunachal Pradesh, Aman picked up 4/26 and 7/14 as Bihar demolished Arunachal by an innings and 317 runs. His appetite for wickets increased in the next game against Meghalaya as he took 8/51 and 6/17 to demolish the side by an innings and 71 runs. He continued to hurt the Northeast teams and his next victim was Nagaland. He took 7/47 and 5/49 to finish with 12 wickets in the match and give Bihar a 273-run win. Against Mizoram, he enhanced his reputation by blasting a century and taking 5/28 in Jorhat to help Bohar win by an innings and 216 runs. His fantastic run ended on a great note as he took 4/39 and 7/71 against Manipur as Bihar won a tense game by three wickets.Read More | Rohit Sharma reveals India’s world cup squad plan, says THIS on DhoniAman’s haul of 14/68 against Meghalaya was the second-best bowling figures in the 2018/19 Ranji Trophy while he became only the fifth bowler to take an eight-wicket haul in the Ranji Trophy season. Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Aman said whatever cricket he had learnt was during his time with the Air Force but since there was immense competition in the Services side, he made the move to Bihar to play first-class cricket. He credits Pragyan Ojha, who played 24 Tests for India, as his mentor.“He’s a professional, talks to everyone daily, and now we’ve come together very well. He said, “ball mein jaan aur bounce hona chahiye (your deliveries should have some life and bounce in them),” and after that my focus has been on that. So he said “even if the ball isn’t turning, your bounce should hurry the batsmen up,” Aman told ESPNCricinfo.Aman’s exploits have ensured that he stays on top of the pile for a very long time to come. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Supportive, vocal crowd creates electric atmosphere for Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Midway through the first half, Notre Dame’s Max Lachowecki pushed Syracuse’s Nick Bibbs after a whistle.The Syracuse crowd of 1,675 proceeded to boo Lachowecki each time he touched the ball for the remainder of the game.Through the ups and downs of the Orange’s 4-2 loss to the No. 7 Fighting Irish (14-3-1, 5-2-1 Big East) on Saturday night, the Syracuse (12-6, 5-3) fans were consistently supportive of their team. Despite temperatures sitting in the 30s at the first-ever postseason game held at SU Soccer Stadium, the fan base didn’t waver.Even with the loss in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, the Orange’s season may not be over as it awaits a possible berth in the NCAA tournament.But as the Orange enjoys one of its best seasons in a long time, the team’s support system has grown substantially from previous seasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s awesome to see how many people really care about the program,” goalkeeper Alex Bono said. “Being a local kid coming to the games last year, never were there that many people here no matter who they were playing.”The attendance at SU Soccer Stadium exceeded 1,000 fans in seven out of eight home games this year. Just two games last year reached that plateau. The lowest attendance of this season — 826 against Colgate on Sept. 3 — would have been third highest a year ago.The game on Saturday night was tightly contested by both teams, setting the atmosphere that comes with a playoff game. The spectators added to the intensity with their constant noise and cheers.As Syracuse built up a 2-0 lead in the 49th minute, excitement carried throughout the bleachers as the crowd hoped to witness the Orange’s first home postseason victory. A group of fans grew behind Notre Dame’s goal and taunted goalkeeper Patrick Wall after he botched a save that rolled into the net for the Orange’s second goal.In the 63rd minute, the Fighting Irish began its comeback and scored two goals within a span of 19 seconds. The crowd was shocked and was suddenly much less audible.But the fans weren’t quiet for long. Even as Syracuse relented four unanswered goals in the second half, the SU faithful still produced forceful chants of “let’s go Orange” and encouraged the defense to keep pressuring the Fighting Irish.“It’s unfortunate that we didn’t get the result they wanted,” said defender Jordan Murrell, visibly upset with the outcome. “And thanks to all of them for coming out in the freezing cold weather. The crowd was firing and we were just trying to push as much as possible to give them a good game.”Even after the final buzzer sounded and the loss was official, the fans were not quick to leave the bleachers. Many waited until after the Orange came out of its final huddle to applaud the team’s effort for the last time at SU Soccer Stadium this season.And the Orange was quick to return acknowledgement back to the audience. Bono recognized how much the crowd influences the team’s play and tipped his hat to those who bared the cold weather to support the team.Head coach Ian McIntyre hopes his team’s season hasn’t come to a close. But he was already looking forward to the next time the Syracuse faithful will fill the stadium to capacity.“As we continue to evolve and build our program, we want to pack this place,” McIntyre said. “I think our crowd responds to the fact that win, lose or draw, we’ve got an honest group and they give you everything.” Comments Published on November 4, 2012 at 11:52 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

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Syracuse safety Ford transfers to Pittsburgh, will play wide receiver

first_imgPittsburgh announced Thursday that it has added Syracuse safety Dontez Ford to its roster.Ford, who was a freshman redshirt this past season, will sit out 2013 per NCAA transfer rules. When he does play for the Panthers in 2014, though, it will be as a wide receiver. He will have four years of eligibility remaining.A native of McKees Rocks, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, was a WPIAL Class A All-Section selection his senior year of at Sto-Rox High School. He was also named to the Pittsburgh Tribune’s “Terrific 25” that same season. Ford helped lead Sto-Rox to a 12-1 record en route to a Big Seven championship and the WPIAL Class A championship game.Ford tweeted Thursday that he’s happy to be returning home, but still holds Syracuse in high regard. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGlad I have the opportunity to do something great in my hometown. #H2P mad respect for #Cuse though.— Dontez DaVaughn Ford (@D12Ford) January 10, 2013 Ford is the second player to transfer from Syracuse in recent weeks, after tight end Louie Addazio left to play at Boston College to join his father, new Eagles head coach Steve Addazio. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on January 10, 2013 at 8:21 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

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Eric Mac Lain finds success in switch to o-line for Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A young Eric Mac Lain ran off the peewee football field to his father because he was upset. He couldn’t touch the ball because Ohio peewee football rules prevent players over a certain weight from being ball carriers.“I said, ‘What’s the matter?’” his father, Mike Mac Lain recalls asking him.“They’re calling me names, daddy,” Eric responded.“Well, that’s just because he’s not a good sport, he’s a poor sport,” Mike recalls firing back. “Just keep knocking him down. You’re doing what you’re supposed to do and people are going to call you names.“That really bothered him,” Mike said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPeewee football that season was the only time Eric had ever played on the offensive line before reaching Clemson many years later. Rated the No. 59 overall recruit in the country and the sixth-ranked tight end by Scout.com, running routes past defensive backs has since been replaced by making blocks on defensive linemen.After a rough start injury-wise for Eric during his sophomore season, he volunteered to make the switch to guard.“There was tons of times where I was doubting if that was the right move for me, if this was really best for me and the team, or if I really wanted to do it,” Eric said. “So there was a bunch of come-to-Jesus meetings I had with myself and my roommate Ryan Norton.”All Eric wanted to do was be like former Tennessee Volunteers tight end Jason Witten, so his dad helped groom him to fit that mold. He weighed 245 pounds in high school and his father would never let him lift weights because he didn’t want Eric to weigh 300 pounds as a sophomore in high school. As a redshirt senior with the Tigers, he’s now 315.Mike said if his son lifted weights as heavily as some high-school teammates, Eric likely would have tipped the scales at 300 pounds. Despite being such a highly ranked tight end coming out of high school, his pass-catching ability rarely went used in a run-heavy offense. He had to go to various camps, including the Volunteers’, as a rising freshman in high school, to get exposure.“Jason (Witten) was a big white boy that played tight end for Tennessee,” Mike said. “Big country boy. We were Tennessee people … He wanted to play football for Phillip Fulmer … You have a responsibility as a father to allow your kids to pursue your dreams.”His father is adamant that Eric has the best hands for Clemson even after spending the last three years at guard. But those skills flew out the window when offensive linemen Gifford Timothy and Tyler Shatley went down against North Carolina State in 2012. The Tigers’ depth was sparse and head coach Dabo Swinney had already told Eric that he would take fewer snaps at tight end given his size and speed not matching up with the Clemson offense, Mike said.Eric sat down with Norton, Clemson’s center, and discussed whether a move to guard would be better for the team. He then went to Swinney, who was “all about it.”The wide-open space that Eric had to operate as a tight end has been cut down between hulking linemen up front. Instead of caring where the safety is, Eric has to worry about how the defensive line is positioned, who is going to blitz and line checks to be made.“You really don’t have any particular line calls you make as a tight end, so (it’s like) learning a completely new language,” Mike said.That’s on top of learning how to hand fight in the trenches and acclimate to the precise footwork it takes to release from the line of scrimmage. At least twice a practice, the team practices hand fighting. Even after three years at the position, Eric is still trying to master his footwork.He’ll leave games each week with stories about how he asked an opponent a math problem or told them they had bad breath. No longer are the stories about leaning too far forward or missing a step. He’s planting in the right places, getting his hands on defensive linemen’s pads and now he’s the one with his jaws moving.“Tackle might have been a little bit easier, but there’s so many little nuances on the offensive line with technique that take you a lifetime to perfect. I got a fast-forwarded version of it.” Comments Published on November 13, 2015 at 10:26 am Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more

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Football: McEvoy does it all for Badgers on both sides of ball

first_imgAfter the Wisconsin football team’s 58-0 trouncing of Miami (Ohio) Saturday, Tanner McEvoy said he feels like he’s playing pickup football with his buddies.Probably because McEvoy played like the kid that’s bigger and stronger than all of his classmates on the blacktop during recess — running the ball, catching passes, making tackles and intercepting balls, all with supreme ease.That’s exactly what McEvoy displayed on the turf of Camp Randall Stadium Saturday.He ran. He caught. He covered. He tackled. All in the same game. All in a day’s work for McEvoy.And he excelled at it all, playing at both safety and wide receiver, and even taking a direct snap in Wisconsin’s wildcat formation.For the Badgers to be at their best, UW head coach Paul Chryst said, they need him on the field as much as possible — just like the kid on the blacktop.“He’s got great football intelligence, and I think he’s a talented football player, and I think he’s a guy that can help make us different offensively and defensively,” Chryst said. “We were able to do some different things in the back end defensively … I think he needed to do that for us, for us to be the best.”Early in the second quarter, McEvoy recorded his first reception since he was a junior in high school, a nine-yard bubble screen from quarterback Joel Stave.Those are the kind of routes for McEvoy that Stave envisions will give defenses fits.“If you can get him on the edges and in space in one-on-one situations, I think he’s a guy who can be pretty dangerous with the ball in his hands,” Stave said.Good luck to those defensive backs who encounter McEvoy one-on-one in open space. The fifth-year senior from Hillsdale, New Jersey is listed at 6-foot-6 and 231 pounds.McEvoy finished Saturday with three catches and 29 yards, his longest reception going for 17 yards.He also lined up at quarterback, a position he started at the first four games of 2014, before being benched for Stave and only coming in to run the option.But this time, it was part of Wisconsin’s new wildcat scheme. Last week was the first time the Badgers practiced it, McEvoy said.Tack defensive responsibilites onto McEvoy’s plate. He started at safety for the Badgers in addition to his offensive reps.Playing both ways is something McEvoy doesn’t take for granted.“I see it as an opportunity. I got to make the most of this opportunity that I’m getting,” McEvoy said. “Coach [Chryst] believes that I can go both ways, and physically I felt good today, which was nice … it was fun to do.”McEvoy was around the ball all day, and recorded his first interception since 2013 in the second quarter. He stepped up in man coverage, read the quarterback’s eyes and snatched the ball.Then, the race was on. Because when Tanner McEvoy has the ball in his hands, he’s only thinking end zone, a product of his quarterback mentality. But he was dragged down at the four-yard line after a 41-yard return.“I wish I would’ve scored,” McEvoy said.McEvoy was on the field for 73 plays Saturday. Chryst and the rest of the coaching staff closely monitored his reps, but after a conversation Friday between McEvoy and Chryst, the plan was to have McEvoy alert the coaches when he got winded.That moment didn’t come Saturday, McEvoy said, because of the numerous television timeouts during college football games.McEvoy excels in all facets of football for a variety of reasons. One, Stave said, is his pure athleticism.“He’s just got some very natural size that you can’t really teach — the way he can go up and attack the ball,” Stave said. “And he’s got some sneaky speed that people may not give him as much credit for.”Another is that he’s all over the football field, which he uses to his advantage.McEvoy takes what he learned on one side of the ball and applies it to the other, he said. Playing quarterback helped him understand coverage, and playing safety has helped him transition to wide receiver.“I try to build my football IQ every year. I think it’s gotten better,” McEvoy said. “I’ve tried to take what I learned at quarterback and use it on defense, use it at receiver. It all kind of carries over.”Leo Musso, a redshirt junior safety who plays in the secondary with McEvoy had one word to describe McEvoy’s Saturday performance: awesome.“He’s everywhere,” Musso said. “He’s catching everything, making plays on the back end, making plays on offense, it was cool to see.”Sounds like the kid that dominates pickup games with his buddies.Tanner McEvoy was that kid. He’s just doing it again.last_img read more

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Jamaica imports cement from Trinidad & Tobago

first_imgWho would have thought that Jamaica imports cement. The Jamaican government has given Caribbean Cement Company (Carib Cement) the green light to import cement from Trinidad and Tobago in a bid to ease a shortage of the commodity across the island.“They indicated that they wish to take measures to alleviate a shortfall due to repair work in their bagging department, and I’ve given them permission to import from Trinidad and Tobago enough cement that will carry them over this period of repair,” said Commerce Minister Karl Samuda.Jamaica Commerce Minister Karl SamudaSamuda said he held talks with Carib Cement, the local manufacturer of cement, last week on the shortage.Read More: GraceKennedy contemplates local production of “Bully Beef”Last weekend, the company said it was aware of the supply challenges within the retail market noting that “the gaps in retail trade have resulted from challenges in the packaging operations which are being rectified.last_img read more

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2013 Cowbell Bike Tour: (STAGE 3) Samuel Anim gives Yellow Jersey to team mate

first_imgSamuel Anim, favorite to win the longest stage of the competition, for once, in the race, missed the checkered flag.Not only was the 24 year old beaten to the finish line in Osei Krome, he managed only a second place finish at the first ‘hotspot’ (Ataase Nkwanta);and lost the subsequent two hotspots at Adensi Asokwa junction, and Kuntenase.“Today our strategy worked, I allowed my boy to go and take the yellow jersey so that we can keep it with a good time. When he’s (Isaac Sackey) wearing the yellow jersey, I’m also wearing the yellow, because we are team mates,” said, Anim with a grin.This strategy successfully executed by the Young Stars team enabled Anim to keep his green and yellow jersey, while his colleague (Isaac) keeps the jersey with a time of 4 minutes, thus putting Young Stars in a comfortable position to win the 2013 tour barring any mishap.Emmanuel Sackey, a formidable sprinter from All Stars, reached first at Atonsu (the finish line), a suburb in Kumasi, Isaac Sackey and Moro Yakubu closely followed in second and third positions.After questioning the defending Champion Henry Tetteh Djanmah (Die Hard), about his team’s lackluster performance he said: “We didn’t do so bad, one of my boys (Moro Yakubu Egala) came third.” When quizzed further about his inability to break clear, and challenge for a podium position, the two time winner of the tour said,”Anim and the other big guys were in my peloton so no threat.”The current champion and other big names failed to realize Isaac sackey has come of age and had a respectable time that could easily catapult him to the top of the classification.“Ghanaian cycling has come of age and these riders need to know that there is no ‘small boy’ anymore everyone should be considered a threat,” Shaaban Mohammed told Joy Sports, as he shed light on what happened during the longest race of the tour.Ahead of tomorrow’s 120km race from Kumasi to Sunyani; all eyes will be on Isaac Sackey.The decoy sprinter for Young Stars will relish the bliss to end the race first in Sunyani, as he did last year at the same stage. The feat of the young all rounder at the fourth stage (Kumasi to Sunyani) last year earned him the ‘maillot Jaune’ (Yellow Jersey), until he subsequently lost it to William Nartey of HM Club after stage 8.last_img read more

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Ebo Appiah: Timing of technical director appointment is wrong

first_imgSports Analyst Ebo Appiah has condemned rumours making rounds that the Ghana FA intends to hire the services of an expatriate to augment the Black Stars technical staff for Brazil 2014 and believes the timing is wrong.Appiah has expressed his disappointment on various media platforms and has also raised eyes brows on the timing of this funny rumour that 62-year old experienced German Coach Klaus Toppmoller could head the technical bench.The Ghana FA says it has never discussed such a thing in any quarters.“Yes Kwesi Appiah will need support but not from a foreign coach at the time when every effort is being geared towards the second leg of the play off against Egypt next month.“Journalist in the country must be circumspective in their reportages. Nowadays Sports journalists in this country just think of what they will get in their pockets and therefore don’t carry themselves well and this must be stopped immediately”. He added.Ghanaians believed in Kwesi Appiah that is why he was given the job. We should therefore give him our unflinching support.last_img read more

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Eagles’ Jalen Mills arrested after fight with NBA player

first_img“The Philadelphia Eagles are aware of the situation involving defensive back Jalen Mills and are continuing to gather more information. No further comment will be provided at this time,” per phillyvoice.com.Mills, 25, will become a free agent in 2020 after playing three seasons with the Eagles. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Robinson, 24, just finished his second season in the NBA after he went undrafted in 2017. Both players were arrested for disorderly affray, a charge for public fighting. Mills paid a “small fee” and was released, but he will have a court date unless the charges are dropped. Robinson, however, was injured in the fight and taken to Sibley Hospital for treatment.The Wizards took action quickly, releasing a statement Saturday that said Robinson will not be back with the team next season. Related News Redskins’ Reuben Foster fined two game checks by NFL, does not face suspension “We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend a qualifying offer to him for the 2019-20 season,” the team’s statement said.The Eagles also issued a statement Saturday morning as they acknowledged the altercation, but the team did not reveal any other details. Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Wizards forward Devin Robinson were involved in an altercation, resulting in both players from different leagues being arrested.According to a police report obtained by NBC Philadelphia, the two players were outside a Washington, D.C. nightclub when an argument turned into a physical fight just before 3 a.m. ET. It’s not clear what sparked the incident.last_img read more

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