Authorities in Tampa are reporting that a 17-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the eye with a BB gun.The incident occurred on February 1st in the parking lot of a bank.According to the report, the teen and an 8-year-old were sitting in a vehicle while the 8-year-old’s father used the ATM.At some point, the 8-year-old moved the loaded BB gun causing it to discharge and strike the 17-year-old in the eye.The teen was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition where he later died.Authorities say they are continuing to investigate the incident.
Yunique Smith was arrested July 18 on two misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and marijuana possession.According to officials, Smith was going through Epcot security with an adult man, as well as their 7-month-old daughter and her 7-year-old son, when the guard spotted a 9mm handgun and a plastic bag containing marijuana.Orange County deputies responded to the scene. A search of the diaper bag revealed that it contained a .45 caliber handgun.No other information has been released. Court documents reveal that a Georgia woman was arrested at Walt Disney World last week, after security there found two guns and some marijuana in her child’s diaper bag.
BERNIE Ecclestone has been removed from his position running Formula 1, as U.S. giant Liberty Media completes its $8B (£6.4B) takeover of the sport.Ecclestone, 86, who has been in charge for nearly 40 years, has been appointed chairman emeritus and will act as an adviser to the board.Chase Carey has had Ecclestone’s former role of chief executive officer added to his existing position of chairman.Ecclestone said earlier yesterday that he had been “forced out”.He told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport: “I was dismissed today. This is official. I no longer run the company. My position has been taken by Chase Carey.”Ecclestone, who added that he did not know what his new job title meant, declined to comment when approached by BBC Sport, who revealed on Sunday he would leave his job this week.Liberty began its takeover of the sport in September and earlier in January cleared the last two regulatory hurdles.The deal was completed yesterday and Liberty Media is to be renamed the Formula 1 Group following the takeover.Former ESPN executive Sean Bratches has been hired to run the commercial side of F1, while ex-Mercedes team boss and Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn has been appointed to lead the sporting and technical side.Both will report to Carey, a former long-time lieutenant of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and chairman of his 21st Century Fox company. (BBC Sport) read more
highlights Kings XI Punjab managed to break Jaipur jinx and registered their first win. Rajasthan Royals will be up against Sunrisers Hyderabad in away game. Kings XI Punjab will play Kolkata Knight Riders on March 27. Jaipur: Kings XI Punjab started off their twelfth Indian Premier League with a controversial win over Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. The headline of the game is well dominated by Ravichandran Ashwin mankading in-form Jos Buttler, who was looking well settled to take the game away from the visitors. Royals’ succumbed after Buttler’s dismissal and fell short by 14 runs. Opinions were divided after Ashwin’s Mankading but in the post-match press conference the man himself did not hesitate even for a single second and said it was an instinctive decision. “It was very instinctive and it wasn’t planned or anything. It happened well within the rules of the game. I don’t know where the understanding of the spirit of the game comes in here because quite naturally it was there in the rule, it’s there,” he said flamboyantly.In the past, there have been a few mankading incidents and on many occasion, keeping the spirit of the game, the opposition captain has called the batsman back to have a bat. Throwing a bit of light on one such incident happened by in 1987 World Cup, Ashwin was asked why he didn’t do the same. “I don’t understand where the spirit of the game comes here because it rules. What applies to one man doesn’t apply for everyone else. Neither Jos Buttler playing then, nor was I playing. It’s better to not compare two people.”The 1987 World Cup will be remembered for an incident between Courtney Walsh and Saleem Jaffar in the encounter between West Indies and Pakistan at Lahore. West Indies had reached 216 and Pakistan, in response, needed 14 runs off the last over. Abdul Qadir hit a six and Pakistan needed two off the last ball. Walsh was about to bowl but had spotted that Jaffar, the non-striker, had come out of the crease. He stopped in his delivery stride and could have run-out Jaffar but he decided against it. Pakistan went on to win the match off the last ball for their first win in the World Cup against the two-time champions.Buttler falls, collapse ensuesThe game was well within the control of Rajasthan Royals’ for most of the second innings with Buttler guiding the ship. However, tfollowing his dismissal, Rajasthan Royals suffered a dramatic collapse and they eventually suffered their first loss against Kings XI Punjab at home. On this, Ashwin was asked what the turning point in the game was.“I think Sam Curran’s over was the turning point for us when he sent both Sanju Samson and Steve Smith back to the pavilion.” Curran was smashed for 48 runs in three overs but he bounced back with a brilliant last over to dent Rajasthan Royals. Kings XI Punjab will play their next game against Kolkata Knight Riders at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata on March 27. This remains to be seen if they can get another ‘away’ win under their belt. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. read more
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: In the 37th match of the ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand to face its arch-rival Australia at the home of cricket Lord’s in London. On one hand, defending champions Aussies is at the top of Points Table with six wins in seven games and are already through to the semis.On the other hand, the Kiwis are also one of the strongest sides in the world cup. Currently, New Zealand is at number three spot in the Points Table and one win from here will secure a spot for them in semi-finals.The match will be a crucial one for New Zealand and fans are eagerly waiting for this super-exciting encounter. So, here is our Dream11 Fantasy XI team for the #NZvsAUS game at the Lord’s. Wicket-Keepers – Alex Carey, Tom LathamBatsmen – David Warner (VC), Aaron Finch, Kane Williamson (C), Colin MunroAll-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Jimmy NeeshamBowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson read more
The event originally scheduled for July 23-26 will now be held on Aug. 6-9 at the Evian Resort Golf Club.Evian is one of the five majors on the women’s circuit.The decision was made by the LPGA Tour, the Ladies European Tour and Evian organizers.LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan says “this adjustment makes for easier travel for players and assists us as we look to reschedule previously postponed events.”The women’s British Open is scheduled to be held two weeks after Evian. March 27, 2020 She says “we studied all the consequences and agreed we should follow the order. And it was agreed with WADA. I wrote them a letter yesterday.”___The Diamond League has postponed three more track meets because of the coronavirus outbreak.The events in Stockholm on May 24, Naples and Rome on May 28, and Rabat, Morocco, on May 31 have all been postponed with no new dates set.The first six events of the year have been called off and only the Shanghai meet has been given a new date. The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on June 7 is now the first scheduled event on the calendar. The Latest: Evian Masters golf tournament moved to August ___The Russian anti-doping agency is suspending all tests for 10 days in response to measures implemented by the government to fight the coronavirus.The move comes after President Vladimir Putin told Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home next week.RUSADA deputy CEO Margarita Pahnotskaya tells The Associated Press the testing suspension covers a longer period because of the risk of staff being stranded away from home. Tests stopped Friday and will resume on April 6.Pakhnotskaya says the World Anti-Doping Agency has been notified. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Evian Masters women’s golf tournament has been moved to August because of the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press The Diamond League says “the meeting organizers, the Wanda Diamond League and World Athletics remain committed to delivering a structured extensive season in 2020.”___Spanish soccer club Barcelona says it will reduce the salaries of its players amid the coronavirus pandemic.Barcelona says its executive board has decided to temporarily suspend player contracts. That produces a “proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the respective contracts.”The players’ contracts will remain intact during the job suspension. Employers in Spain are allowed to reduce labor costs while guaranteeing that workers will return to their jobs once conditions improve.The club says it has not decided by how much the salaries will be lowered.___A Russia-based basketball league with teams in five countries has abandoned its season without declaring a champion because of the coronavirus outbreak.VTB United League CEO Ilona Korstin says it’s not appropriate to continue the season “in the current situation when borders are closed, teams can’t train at basketball arenas and clubs have to allow foreign players to go home.” Korstin says the league will start preparing for the 2020-21 season.Russian club BC Khimki was leading the league with an 18-1 record when it was suspended.___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 6 read more
By Peter HallLEEDS, England (Reuters) – Jofra Archer’s first five-wicket haul in Test cricket put England in command on a weather-affected opening day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley yesterday as they bowled Australia out for 179.Archer completed figures of 6-45 in his second Test, Australia collapsing from 136-2 in the final session to give England a good start as they bid to level the series.“I didn’t do too much differently from Lord’s,” Archer said. “It was a bit bowler-friendly today, at times it did go flat and the ball stopped swinging but it started again. “I’ll more than take 6-45 but I can be tidier in the future,” he added. “It’s been really good so far, from the moment I’ve put the badge on, it’s been the happiest days of cricket so far and hopefully plenty more ahead.”David Warner made 61 and Marnus Labuschagne 74 in the only substantial innings for the touring side, Labuschagne making his second fifty in a row since replacing Steve Smith who was struck by an Archer bouncer in the second Test and ruled out of the third match due to concussion symptoms. “It’s disappointing it happened like that but they won the toss, bowled and had the conditions in their favour,” Warner said.“They were patient and our top order got out to good balls, with a couple of strangles as well,” he added.“It was very challenging in that first half hour. I probably played and missed 35 times but that happens and a little bit of luck comes into it. You just have to work out how to survive.” England captain Joe Root put Australia in to bat on a wet morning in Leeds.Stuart Broad and Archer bowled well and after Warner had survived a few scares, Marcus Harris, replacing Cameron Bancroft in the side, edged Archer to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow for eight.The weather cleared up briefly early in the afternoon session and Broad had Usman Khawaja caught down the leg-side by Bairstow.After further rain delays, Warner started to find his timing and the left-hander brought up his first half-century of the series with another boundary.Labuschagne, as he did at Lord’s when he was Smith’s concussion substitute, batted with great composure and reached his half-century from 72 balls.Archer ended Warner’s resistance, Bairstow taking another catch, and Broad bowled Travis Head for nought with a perfect delivery that hit the top of off stump. Matthew Wade also fell for a duck off the bowling of Archer when the ball rolled on to the stumps around his legs.Tim Paine became Chris Woakes’ first victim, given out lbw after a review, and James Pattinson was caught by Root at first slip off Archer for two.Archer found the edge of Pat Cummins’s bat, his dismissal confirmed after a review, and Ben Stokes ended Labuschagne’s innings, trapping him lbw with a full toss. Nathan Lyon was last to go in the final over, lbw to Archer to complete a memorable day for the Barbados-born fast bowler.AUSTRALIA first innings D. Warner c Bairstow b Archer 61Harris c Bairstow b Archer 8U. Khawaja c Bairstow b Broad 8M. Labuschagne lbw Stokes 74T. Head b Broad 0M. Wade b Archer 0T. Paine lbw Woakes 11J. Pattinson c Root b Archer 2P. Cummins c Bairstow b Archer 0N. Lyon lbw Archer 1J. Hazlewood not out 1Extras: (nb-2, b-4, w-5, lb-2) 13Total: (all out, 52.1 overs) 179Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-25, 3-126, 4-138, 5-139, 6-162, 7-173, 8-174, 9-177.Bowling: S. Broad 14- 4- 32-2, J. Archer 17.1-3-45-6, C. Woakes 12-4-51-1 (w-1) B. Stokes 9-0-45-1. read more
Professor Lale said Uniport has a rich pedigree of hosting successful games which dates back to 1988 when the university hosted the 1988 edition of the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA), and hosting the nation tertiary games again in 2004.Lale said the institution places high premium on sports which is why it has invested heavily in facilities and equipment, “we are the first University in West Africa to construct the new Myrtha swimming pool technology, we have consistently remained the number one university in sports in Nigeria and West Africa. We currently host the only IAAF/CAC High Performance Center for English speaking West African countries where athletes participating in major games and championships receive coaching tutorials’’Lale urged government at all levels, corporate Nigeria and philanthropists to join hands with the university to host the best WAUG ever in Nigeria.WAUG is the gathering of the best brains in West Africa, tomorrow’s leaders who combine academic and sporting excellence. Hosting a well-organized and successful game will make participants leave Nigeria with a positive impression which will shape their perception of Nigeria forever.Lale also argued that investment in sports will boost the economy, engage youths, curb crime and boost tourism.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The host of the next edition of West African University Games (WAUG), University of Port Harcourt, has promised to organise a memorable game that will set standards for future editions. The institution also called on government at all levels, Corporate Nigeria and philanthropists to support the school in her bid to host the best WAUG ever.A statement by the university’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Ndowa Lale, said winning the right to host the games called for meticulous planning and painstaking execution so as to pull off a memorable competition that would further confirm Uniport’s standing as the undisputed masters of sports on the West African coast. read more
Ayoze Perez’s superb header quickly pulled Newcastle level, but they were reduced to 10 men when DeAndre Yedlin was sent off after 57 minutes.Newcastle had dominated the first half – Salomon Rondon smashing a free-kick against the crossbar – but came under increasing pressure after Yedlin’s dismissal.Doherty forced a diving save from Dubravka and Raul Jimenez hit the crossbar, before the former struck the decisive blow as the clock ticked down.Victory is Wolves’ second in succession in the Premier League – the first time they have secured back-to-back wins since early October.Wolves’ week could not have gone much better.This victory came four days after they ended a run of seven league games without a victory by beating fourth-placed Chelsea 2-1.They were made to work hard by Newcastle, who had the upper hand prior to Yedlin’s dismissal.But Jota was again influential – scoring his second goal in as many weeks and winning the free-kick which led to the sending-off. It was also his shot that was palmed into Doherty’s path late on, and Wolves will hope his bright form continues throughout a festive period that includes matches against Liverpool and Tottenham.For now, though, they can celebrate a place in the Premier League’s top 10.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Matt Doherty headed home in the fifth minute of injury time to give Wolves victory over 10-man Newcastle at St James’ Park.Doherty netted the rebound after Diogo Jota’s shot was pushed into his path by Magpies goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.Jota had given Wolves the lead before the break when he side-footed home. read more
TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins Classic — April 20, 2019 — Twins vs. Baltimore — Twins hit eight homers — 7:00 MASON CITY — The Mason City School Board tonight is being asked to consider the contact for a new athletic director for the high school and middle school. The School Board agenda on Friday listed that the board was being asked to approve the contract for Tracy Johnson to be the district’s 7-12 activities director starting July 1st. Johnson currently is the athletic director at Des Moines Roosevelt, and announced on social media Friday evening that he would be taking the Mason City job. Johnson’s tweet said that he was informed on March 4th that he would not be back at Roosevelt, but he was excited to announce that he was accepting the Mason City position. He said he was sad to leave his home of almost 28 years but he was very excited about the new opportunity. Johnson is a graduate of St. Ansgar High School, North Iowa Area Community College and the University of Northern Iowa. Johnson’s annual salary would be $106,702 and also guarantees just under $13,000 per year for health care costs. The school board meets tonight at 5:30 at the administration building. People are encouraged to watch the meeting via the school district’s Facebook page due to COVID-19 restrictions. IOWA CITY — Former Iowa standout Kathleen Doyle is ready for the next challenge which is landing a roster spot with the Indiana Fever. Doyle on Friday was taken in the second round of the WNBA draft by the Fever after a senior season in which she averaged more than 18 points and six assists in being named the Big Ten player of the year.Doyle is looking forward to the opportunity to prove herself.With the season in limbo right now Doyle is not sure when training camp might begin.Doyle says playing in a league as good as the Big Ten will help her chances of earning a roster spot. ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – NIACC sophomore Kelcie Hale signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Missouri Western State University.Hale, a 5-foot-4 inch point guard, joins a Griffon team that went 21-8 in Candi Whitaker’s first season as head coach, finishing in a tie for fourth place in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.Missouri Western State is a NCAA Division II school.Hale, who was a first-team all-Region XI selection, averaged 10.2 points, 4.5 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game during her sophomore season.Hale, who is from Earlham, Iowa, was selected as the Region XI tournament Most Valuable Player after scoring 24 points in the No. 1 Lady Trojans’ 95-73 win over Kirkwood in the regional title game.In her career, Hale scored 569 points (tied for 36th on school’s career list) with 101 3-point goals (tied for 11th on school’s career list), 219 assists (7th on school’s career list) and 114 steals (tied for 28th on school’s career list). IOWA CITY — During his time as Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has had 70 players taken in the NFL Draft and that list will grow this week. Several Hawkeyes are expected to be taken in this week’s draft.Tackle Tristan Wirfs and defensive end A.J. Epenesa are possible first round selections but Ferentz says this past Super Bowl showed you don’t have to be taken early to make an impact.Iowa’s Pro Day was cancelled due to the COVID-19 shutdown and Ferentz says that may impact players who were not invited to the Scouting Combine.Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley has been projected by many as a fifth round choice and says leading the Iowa offense for three years is a plus.Stanley says spending three years as a starter has prepared him for the next challenge.The NFL Draft begins on Thursday night. read more