Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — AP sources: NBA postponing Thursday’s playoff games following Jacob Blake shooting; postseason to continue at Disney. AP sources: NBA postponing Thursday’s playoff games following Jacob Blake shooting; postseason to continue at Disney August 27, 2020
Paramount chief of Tumu Traditional Area, Richard Babini Kanton VI, has presented a cow to local side Real 24Hours following their historic FA Cup clash against giants Kotoko.The presentation, a show of solidarity, was made to the club despite losing 2-0 to the Porcupine Warriors.The tie attracted and brought together all and sundry within the community with the locality turned upside down after the visit of the biggest Ghanaian club in the FA Cup last Saturday.Tumu is located in the Sissala East district in the Northern Part of Ghana. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Week 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerThis week, there are a handful of players who should draw more consideration than normal at the FLEX position. Notably, Courtland Sutton has moved into starter territory following the season-ending injury to his teammate Sanders. Sutton should do well in a great matchup against the 49ers. Other intriguing plays include D.J. Moore (@ Browns), Chris Godwin (vs. Saints), and Jeff Wilson Jr. (vs. Broncos).Reminder: For more analysis for individual players, check out our standard running back, wide receiver, and tight end rankings. The fantasy football playoffs are here, and plenty of fantasy owners are facing critical start ’em, sit ’em decisions in Round 1 matchups. Our Week 14 fantasy FLEX rankings are as tight as ever — in a good way. There are plenty of solid options this week, with sleepers emerging because of injuries and favorable matchups. It won’t be easy to sort through exactly who to start, especially with guys like A.J. Green, Emmanuel Sanders, Matt Breida, and James Conner out, but we’re here to help.Per usual, you can’t sit any of your studs, and the borderline matchup-proof plays will occupy the top of this list. There will be a handful of second-tier guys with excellent matchups sprinkled in, but generally speaking, you will see a lot of the same names near the top of the list each week. The real intrigue comes in the 50-75 range, as most fantasy teams will be considering a starting a couple of players in that group. WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 14 Fantasy Football Rankings: FLEXThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues1Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers @ Browns2Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints @ Buccaneers3Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers @ Raiders4Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos @ 49ers5Davante Adams, WR, Packers vs. Falcons6Aaron Jones, RB, Packers vs. Falcons7Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys vs. Eagles8Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers vs. Bengals9Michael Thomas, WR, Saints @ Buccaneers10Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers vs. Saints MORE WEEK 14: Rankings | DFS11Julio Jones, WR, Falcons @ Packers12Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants @ Redskins13Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys vs. Eagles14DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans vs. Colts15Todd Gurley, RB, Rams @ Bears16David Johnson, RB, Cardinals vs. Lions17Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings @ Seahawks18Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens @ Chiefs19JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers @ Raiders20Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals @ Chargers21Nick Chubb, RB, Browns vs. Panthers22Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs vs. Ravens23George Kittle, TE, 49ers vs. Broncos24Brandin Cooks, WR, Rams @ Bears25Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals @ Chargers26Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars @ Titans27Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins vs. Giants28Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions @ Cardinals29Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears vs. Rams30Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers vs. Bengals31Allen Robinson, WR, Bears vs. Rams32T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts @ Texans33Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs vs. Ravens34Robert Woods, WR, Rams @ Bears35Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos @ 49ers36Lamar Miller, RB, Texans vs. Colts37Sony Michel, RB, Patriots @ Dolphins38LeGarrette Blount, RB, Lions @ Cardinals39Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals vs. Lions41Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks vs. Vikings42Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles @ Cowboys43Josh Gordon, WR, Patriots @ Dolphins44Spencer Ware, RB, Chiefs vs. Ravens45Mark Ingram, RB, Saints @ Buccaneers46Eric Ebron, TE, Colts @ Texans47David Njoku, TE, Browns vs. Panthers48James White, RB, Patriots @ Dolphins49Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns vs. Panthers50LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills vs. Jets51D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers @ Browns52Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots @ Dolphins53Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots @ Dolphins54Jaylen Samuels, RB, Steelers @ Raiders55Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings @ Seahawks56Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers vs. Saints57Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles @ Cowboys58Jared Cook, TE, Raiders vs. Steelers59Corey Davis, WR, Titans vs. Jaguars60Isaiah Crowell, RB, Jets @ Bills61Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings @ Seahawks62Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons @ Packers63Adam Humphries, WR, Buccaneers vs. Saints65Tre’Quan Smith, WR, Saints @ Buccaneers66Marlon Mack, RB, Colts @ Texans67Justin Jackson, RB, Chargers vs. Bengals68Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants @ Redskins69DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins vs. Patriots70Golden Tate, WR, Eagles @ Cowboys71Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins vs. Giants72Doug Martin, RB, Raiders vs. Steelers73Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, 49ers vs. Broncos74Michael Crabtree, WR, Ravens @ Chiefs75Demaryius Thomas, WR, Texans vs. Colts76John Brown, WR, Ravens @ Chiefs77Chris Conley, WR, Chiefs vs. Ravens.78Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks vs. Vikings79Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers @ Raiders80Tevin Coleman, RB, Falcons @ Packers81Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks vs. Vikings82Josh Adams, RB, Eagles @ Cowboys83John Ross, WR, Bengals @ Chargers84Peyton Barber, RB, Buccaneers vs. Saints85Jimmy Graham, TE, Packers vs. Falcons86Tyrell Williams, WR, Chargers vs. Bengals87Mike Williams, WR, Chargers vs. Bengals88Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Packers vs. Falcons89Kenyan Drake, RB, Dolphins vs. Patriots90Jordan Howard, RB, Bears vs. Rams91Willie Snead, WR, Ravens @ Chiefs92Zay Jones, WR, Bills vs. Jets93Devin Funchess, WR, Panthers @ Browns94Dion Lewis, RB, Titans vs. Jaguars95Jamison Crowder, WR, Redskins vs. Giants96Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers @ Browns97Josh Doctson, WR, Redskins vs. Giants98Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Browns vs. Panthers99Chris Thompson, RB, Redskins vs. Giants100Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers vs. Bengals101Bruce Ellington, WR, Lions @ Cardinals102Josh Reynolds, WR, Rams @ Bears103Elijah McGuire, RB, Jets @ Bills104Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos @ 49ers105Cameron Brate, TE, Buccaneers vs. Saints106Frank Gore, RB, Dolphins vs. Patriots107Taylor Gabriel, WR, Bears vs. Rams108Donte Moncrief, WR, Jaguars @ Titans109Jalen Richard, RB, Raiders vs. Steelers110Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys vs. Eagles111Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars @ Titans112Stevan Ridley, RB, Steelers @ Raiders113Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings @ Seahawks114Antonio Callaway, WR, Browns vs. Panthers115Jonnu Smith, TE, Titans vs. Jaguars116Theo Riddick, RB, Lions @ Cardinals117Dante Pettis, WR, 49ers vs. Broncos118Derrick Henry, RB, Titans vs. Jaguars119Sterling Shepard, Giants @ Redskins120Trey Burton, TE, Bears vs. Rams
A search warrant obtained by the New York Daily News shedding new light on the recent arrests of two NFL players from South Florida.New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar were taken into custody for an alleged armed robbery that occurred on May 13 in Miramar.The warrant cites evidence that was collected through previous warrants, including video footage and direct messages that allegedly show witness Dominic Johnson oversaw the payoff of Baker’s and Dunbar’s four alleged victims on May 15 at the office of Dunbar’s attorney, Michael Grieco.Johnson is the witness who is referred to as “Coach” in the original arrest warrant. He who told police that he has known Baker and Dunbar since they were children.He refers to himself as the CEO of Lockdown Promotions, a nightlife promotions company based in Miami.Baker’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, recently claimed to have testimony that two witnesses never saw his client pull a gun or rob anyone.However, Johnson’s Instagram messages also “corroborate a robbery had occurred and those who were charged were the participants,” the warrant states.All four of the victims in the case have given sworn statements that they were paid at the office that day, in order to recant their sworn initial statements against Dunbar by signing affidavits.The four men say they were paid a total of $55,000.Detective Mark Moretti of the Miramar Police Department, who submitted the warrant reviewed by Judge Marina Garcia Wood, also pointed to direct messages between Baker and Johnson on Instagram that implicate Baker in the situation.“There appears to be several phone calls between Baker and Johnson,” the warrant continues.The warrant goes on to say that CCTV video evidence shows Grieco, Johnson, an unknown individual, and the four alleged victims at the attorney’s office on May 15, apparently making the payoff.Johnson leaves the office, then returns from the lobby with another person.During that elevator ride, the person with Johnson removes a “black bag” from his shoulders, “opens it and removes money.” He also “shows the open bag to Johnson and you can see a large quantity of money. Johnson then takes the bag,” the warrant reads.At that point, everyone meets in front of Grieco’s office before going inside. Moretti says he received notification from Grieco later that day, indicating there had been a change in the testimony of the victims and witness.One victim says he received $30,000 in Grieco’s office. A second person says he received $20,000 in the lawyer’s office.Meanwhile, a third victim alleges he only received $5,000 and gave half of the money to a fourth victim.One of the four victims says “he was being directed that he didn’t see what he thought he saw” on the night of the alleged armed robbery, the warrant states.Additionally, the victim who received $5,000 said Grieco walked back into the office “just after the transaction had occurred” and said “there is no way he (Grieco) could not have seen this transaction.”“On 5/15/20, I was contacted by Michael Grieco, attorney for Dunbar, stating the victims and witness have recanted their sworn/recorded statements against Dunbar,” the warrant reads.It goes on to say, “However, I also want the court to be aware that all five individuals have been threatened and have expressed extreme concern to me regarding their safety. One of the individual(s) was forced to move out of his apartment. The other was receiving texted messages containing pictures of his passport, the same passport that was stolen during the robbery.”Johnson also sent his friends Instagram messages about his involvement in the case.“After the papers were signed, Johnson made a phone call to Dunbar, while in Grieco’s office,” the warrant says. “Johnson was also communicating with Baker via direct messages, but it could not be determined if they actually met up.”“Johnson’s actions contaminated the integrity of the investigation as he made the victims recant their statements, only after given them cash,” the warrant adds.The 22-year-old Baker and 27-year-old Dunbar turned themselves in to the Broward County main jail on May 16.They were later released on $200,000 and $100,000 bond, respectively.Baker ultimately pleaded not guilty to four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar pleaded not guilty to four counts of armed robbery with a firearm.The State Attorney’s office is deciding whether to file formal charges.The NFL is also still investigating the incident.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryElk River Riesling, crafted with grapes from Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA, earned a gold medal. This wine offers a spine-tingling aftershock of flavor that is luscious, bright and penetrating. In the winery’s restaurant it is paired with their homemade wilted spinach salad. Suggested listening while enjoying this wine is the song The River by Garth Brooks. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Twin Harbors Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.Surfer’s Syrah, made with grapes from Discovery Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, earned a silver medal. The winery says this is the Edgar Allen Poe of wine as it is dark, brooding and intense. It pairs especially well with Surf and Turf at the winery while listening to Pipeline by The Ventures.This wine benefits South Beach EMS and fittingly features winery co-owner Blain Roberts on the label when he was a competitive surfer on Maui in the 1970s.Fleur de Lis Pinot Gris earned a bronze award with grapes from Airfield Vineyard. This wine offers a floral kaleidoscope of jasmine, melon and white tigers on the nose and palate. The winery’s homemade vegetarian broccoli bisque offers the perfect complement while reminiscing with As Time Goes By as sung by Louis Armstrong. This wine benefits 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam.Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with the unique outdoor sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery was named Best Northwest Wine Destination in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com.
By John Burton |RED BANK — Libraries are more than books. And that is especially true of Red Bank’s 80-year-old public lending library, which offers a slice of history with its books and other material.“Every library has books,” Elizabeth McDermott, the library’s director, observed last Saturday. “But we’re the only library that has a Red Bank history collection.”Red Bank Public Library assistant Claire Phelps joins in the library’s celebrating its 80th anniversary last Saturday making buttons of children’s artwork.And that collection is once again available for the public’s viewing.McDermott was joined on May 20 by numerous community residents, elected officials and library representatives in offering their support and congratulations to the library as it celebrated its eighth decade as the Eisner Memorial Public Library and the reopening of its historical collections to the public.The day was marked by celebration and activities that included “a birthday bash for kids,” with cake and the announcements of the winners of the town-wide bookmark contest for school-age children; establishing a teen time capsule, intended to be opened in 2037; and a guided tour of the borough’s historic sites. And the day’s highlight concerned the reopening of the local history room that was honored by proclamations from the Borough Council, the state Senate and Assembly and the county freeholders.The history room’s opening “allows us to show our passion for all things Red Bank,” McDermott noted.The purpose of the room, according to its mission, is to collect, maintain and preserve materials of local history for the benefit of historians, library patrons and the greater public. The emphasis is on history pertaining to Red Bank and communities in the vicinity, the county and the state and the Eisner family, whose former home now houses the library at 84 West Front St.The library was forced to close its museum area and history room in 2014 when hit with financial difficulties. Those difficulties resulted in the loss of staff and the cutback in operating hours, McDermott recalled. But the library’s Board of Trustees’ 2016 strategic plan, working with the Borough Council, was able to restore some staffing, hours and the availability of the historical resources to the public.Red Bank has had a long and storied history, said Eileen Moon, journalist, former managing editor of The Two River Times, and author of the book “Legendary Locals of Red Bank.” Beginning as a riverfront respite for the Native American nomadic tribe that traveled through the area for thousands of years, the community evolved into a commerce and distribution hub, with merchants using the Naveink River as a way to transport oysters—which were terribly profitable—and other items to New York City in the 18th century, according Moon. Moon also noted the trip back then, from what was then called Shrewsbury Dock to New York City, took 13 days by schooner.George Bowden, a former member of the Red Bank Historic Preservation Commission, joins library assistant Katey O’Connell-Strollo, for the reopening of the Red Bank Public Library’s local history room.In the late 19th century, Mayor Pasquale Menna told how Sigmund Eisner moved to the borough “with nothing” at the age of 21. “He bought a sewing machine and opened a business on Broad Street,” Menna said, from which the Eisner family established a home at 84 West Front St. and Sigmund eventually opened his uniform factory at what is now the Galleria commercial complex on Bridge Avenue. At its height, Menna said the factory employed more than 5,000 people. In 1937, the Eisners donated the family home to the borough, to be used as a library, and established a trust to care for the building, in honor of the by-then late patriarch.And now, “We’re sitting amidst history,” Menna said.“The library is here and will continue,” thanks to the Eisners’ generosity and due to the work of the library’s staff, Menna maintained. “Their legacy continues.”In 1878, a group of local women established the Mutual Library Association, through private donor funds. The association collected and lent books out of private homes. A little later the library found a home, using a building on the east side of Broad Street, later the site of Clayton and Magee’s clothing store. In 1890, the library was officially incorporated as the Red Bank Library Company.This article was first published in the May 25-June 1, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
CALIFORNIA-BRED EDDIE HASKELL OVERCOMES TROUBLE TO TAKE $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF LENGTH UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY GLATT, HE GETS FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF IN 55.45 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–California-bred Eddie Haskell overcame self-inflicted trouble to recover and win Saturday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes by three quarters of a length while covering five furlongs on the Santa Anita turf in 55.45. Trained by Mark Glatt and ridden by Kent Desormeaux, the 6-year-old Square Eddie gelding now has eight wins from 11 tries going five furlongs on grass.Breaking from the rail in a field of five horses three and up, Eddie Haskell seized the bit and drug Desormeaux into a precariously close position off the heels of pacesetter and eventual runner-up What’sontheagenda heading to the far turn, but Desormeaux was able to wrangle him back and had clear sailing with three lengths to make up turning for home.“I was a little bit worried about the one hole and you could see Kent had his hands full there heading into the turn,” said Glatt, who has now won six out of his 10 starts with “Eddie” since claiming him for $50,000 on April 26, 2018. “When he got clear and he got him to running again, I thought he’d have the other horse (What’sontheageda) measured.”A winner over the course of the Grade III Daytona Stakes on May 25, Eddie Haskell, who is out of the Boston Harbor mare Teresa Ann, was off as the 1-5 favorite and paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10.Owned by Philip J. Wood and Jim Hailey, Eddie Haskell now has nine wins from 21 overall starts and with the winner’s share of $60,000 ($13,500 of which is from the Cal-bred incentive fund), he increased his earnings to $493,107.“There were some anxious moments from the quarter pole to the about the eighth pole where the leader was going as fast as me…,” said Desormeaux. “He sustained his kick and that made the difference. ‘Eddie’ won the race…He responds so well to my hand gestures and when I encourage him to go, he just explodes.”Ridden by Agapito Delgadillo, What’sontheagenda finished 3 ¼ lengths in front of Brandothebartender. Off at 3-1, What’sontheagenda paid $2.60 and $2.10.Brandothebartender was off at 13-1 with Joe Talamo and paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.95 and 43.88.
In view of the severity of the diabetes and its effect on Liberians, the Liberia Diabetes Testing Center (LDTC) will today kick off an awareness campaign in the city of Monrovia. According to a press release yesterday, LDTC director James Momoh said the awareness in the city of Paynesville is aimed at engaging residents and providing them the needed education on diabetes prevention, management and treatment.He said diabetes, “which is an autoimmune disease, is gradually consuming the population due to the lack of awareness on the prevention of the disease which is often associated with life style changes.”He explained that Type 2 Diabetes, which runs in families, is the common type of hyperglycemia in Liberia. It requires life style changes, and is manageable if individuals suffering from the condition can get tested to know the status of their sugar levels.He said people that will participate in today’s awareness campaign will be wearing t-shirts, displaying banners depicting diabetes prevention, management and its treatment.Momoh said discussions are currently going on to expand services provided at the center to other communities in the city of Monrovia to make diabetes testing and awareness accessible to more Liberians in Monrovia and its environs.“Diabetes is only manageable if the people are provided the opportunity to get tested,” Momoh emphasized. At the testing center on Front Street opposite the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSA), the release said many Liberians are currently benefiting from LDTC services.Meanwhile, the release said participants will also have the opportunity to get evaluated on the status, including hypertension and other manageable medical conditions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Along with the three day curling tournament, which will include over $50,000 in prize giveaways, the Bonspiel will also offer a dance/stag night, a comedian, as well as a dinner.Games begin Wednesday, November 14 at 4 p.m. with the tournament’s opening ceremonies kicking off at 6 p.m.Moose FM will be live on location to provide daily updates on all the action taking place on the ice. – Advertisement –
0Shares0000Jesse Lingard was one of three Manchester United players forced off with first half injuries © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 24 – Liverpool edged a point ahead of Manchester City in the Premier League title race, but may yet still rue a missed opportunity after a 0-0 draw with a depleted Manchester United on Sunday.Despite losing three players to injury before half-time, United still enjoyed the better chances as they maintained Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unbeaten league run since taking caretaker charge. A point, however, is not enough to keep United in the top four as Arsenal’s victory over Southampton dropped the Red Devils down to fifth.Here, AFP Sports looks at three things we learned from Old Trafford:United hamstrungThe only minor criticsm to come Solkjaer’s way so far as caretaker boss was his inability to react when Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial hobbled off injured in the first half of a 2-0 Champions League last 16, first leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.The Norwegian had even more of an injury nightmare to cope with before the break as Lingard again limped off after Ander Herrera and Juan Mata had both succumbed to injuries.Marcus Rashford was also left hobbled by an early challenge from Jordan Henderson, while Nemanja Matic was ruled out ahead of kick-off.This time Solskjaer reorganised United’s walking wounded sufficiently to still blunt a Liverpool attack lacking imagination and also hit by a first half injury to Roberto Firmino.Alisson upstages de GeaAlisson Becker made a big save to deny Jesse Lingard the opening goal © AFP / Oli SCARFFFixtures between England’s two most historically successful sides have been littered in recent seasons with stunning saves from David de Gea to leave Liverpool frustrated.This time it was at the other end where Alisson again showed why the Premier League leaders splashed a then world record fee for a goalkeeper on the Brazilian in July.Alisson raced off his line to brilliantly save at Lingard’s feet with by a distance the best chance of the game just before the break.Liverpool slump sets inLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp grew increasingly frustrated during his side’s 0-0 draw at Manchester United © AFP / Oli SCARFFA point away at the in-form team in the Premier League and where Liverpool have not won since 2014 is not a bad result in the grand scheme of things, but this will feel like a missed opportunity for Jurgen Klopp’s men given United’s injury woes.Liverpool have now won just one of their last five games since having the chance to open up a seven-point lead at the top of the table less than a month ago.That lead is now a solitary point as draw with Leicester and West Ham let City back in the race, while a 0-0 stalemate at home to Bayern Munich in midweek also leaves Liverpool a huge task to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Form has deserted too many of Klopp’s key players at the wrong time, none more so than Mohamed Salah, who was hauled off by his disgruntled manager despite Liverpool needing a goal 11 minutes from time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)