(Updated 5:45 p.m.) Tyler Ryan resigns as head Wellington High School football coach

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (33) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down David Edge · 224 weeks ago I feel bad for the Football team. The Wellington Head Football Coaching position has become a sort of revolving door. I hope whoever replaces this coach has some stick-ability to him/her. I do understand that people have to do what is best for their family. I wish Coach Ryan and his family all the best. These kids and the kids coming up from grade school deserve a Coach that is going to stick with them through their High School career and someone they can always depend on even after they’ve gone on to become adults. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington Fan · 224 weeks ago Alright, I want to be fair, coach Ryan seemed like a really nice guy and from what I heard a great teacher and will be missed, along with his wife. However when it comes to football coaching not so much. As a lifelong crusader fan who now has grandchildren approaching playing age, I was very happy to hear of this resignation. His offensive and defensive schemes were terrible. He was also not tough enough on these athletes. Now to those in charge of the replacement hiring. Lets move up some of those young coaches on the staff who played for Wellington and have made this their home, so that when they are successful we don’t lose them to another school. Obviously hiring from outside has been a horrible idea, just look at the last few years teams. Poor efforts, poor records, no pride, low turn out of young men for the team. Lets get the crusader pride and want to win back to where it once was. And crusader graduate coaches would do this! Report Reply 2 replies · active 224 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down 16JL · 224 weeks ago Was there a real need to post his record? Yeah his record may have been sub-par here but what was the point of posting his record from Trinity? Why not throw the records from Holton and East where he won state titles? Sounds to me like some shade is being thrown from your corner with no way to defend himself. Especially when all he has received from this website is hate after every loss and postseason review. Report Reply 1 reply · active 224 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down GHHS · 224 weeks ago Thanks, Coach Ryan for your time and effort here. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Oh boy · 224 weeks ago Just a proof reading “This will mark the fourth head football coaching search this decade. Wellington last made the playoffs in 2010.” Pretty sure this is the 3rd search this decade. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Jeff · 224 weeks ago Is it possible these coaches are leaving due to pressure from certain other groups and interested parties? I think Mr. Ryan mentioned the stress on his health. It would not surprise me to learn that, for example, the boosters are partly to blame for losing Hibbs then having difficulty a traction a top-shelf replacement. Just something to think about. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago -17 Vote up Vote down Jim Bo Dean Milner · 224 weeks ago Dear Lord please help us bring in another Coach Mac Odell. He put together a great coaching staff. I bleed Crusader Red and have been embarrassed by the last couple of Coaching hires. You damn straight his record counts should have fired him. Wellington Football went to crap when they implemented the zero tolerance as many athletes can not afford to test positive on a drug test as it would kill their chance of going to college or being hired. Lots of schools tried to follow suit with Wellington but removed their zero policy as it had an immediate effect on their records. And they realized them athlete’s were not going out. Once they dropped it the athletes came back out. Report Reply 2 replies · active 224 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down cb72 · 224 weeks ago The program has fallen in my three years here from what I can see as a lack of enthusiasm from players. We have had to constantly beg kids that are supposed to be parts of the puzzle of success to just come to practice. When we were winning when I was a kid those guys were all about football and would’ve died on the field if that’s what was needed. THAT IS the problem, not him. It’s my classmates and many others like them that aren’t taught enough about accountability. It also never helps to have parents at home that only think it’s the coach not pushing hard enough when their son isn’t at practice day-in-day-out. Next time you wonder why we aren’t winning think about that. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down Wellington Parent · 224 weeks ago THERE SHOULD BE MORE TO WELLINGTON THAN JUST FOOTBALL. Stop trying to live the glory days or living your dreams through your children! Football isn’t everything guys. Sports are great for students but this town needs to grow up and understand there is more to life than just FOOTBALL. Good for coach Ryan. God please protect the next coach that takes over. Report Reply 1 reply · active 224 weeks ago -9 Vote up Vote down WHS Parent · 224 weeks ago More time/money is spent on football than all other sports. Sad really. The real sports to invest in should be basketball and baseball and the others, not football. Report Reply 4 replies · active 223 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tyler Ryan has resigned as head coach of the Wellington football Crusaders. He tendered his resignation this morning at USD 353 school.Ryan and his wife Stephanie have accepted teaching jobs at Holton High School next fall. Ryan said he will not be coaching, but will be teaching at the high school in business education. Stephanie, who teaches at Lincoln Elementary, will teach at a similar elementary school in Holton.Tyler Ryan“I needed to set back and catch my breath,” Ryan said. “Football is a year-round process. I was stressing and it wasn’t good for my health.”“This was not about anything Wellington did or did not do. This was a personal thing. I had been on the fence about this decision for some time.”Ryan will finish out the year as the WHS track coach. He said he might pursue a track position at Holton, but currently has no plans to coach football.Ryan took over at Wellington High School four years ago, replacing Dylan Schmidt, who was there for one year after replacing Linn Hibbs.Hibbs just recently took the head coaching job at Winfield High School. T.D. Buck recently resigned as the defensive coordinator – a position he has held for more than a decade. He will be rejoining Hibbs as an offensive line coach.Ryan denied that Buck transferring to Winfield played a role in his decision.Both resignations will be approved at the next meeting. Buck will remain a teacher at USD 353 and is currently the WHS girls softball coach.The Crusaders were 16-20 in Ryan’s four seasons here, and failed to make the playoffs in any of those seasons.“I really appreciate the community, for all they have done for me and my family,” Ryan said. “I especially want to thank Brian (Buchanan) and Adam (Hatfield), who have been great to work with.”Ryan said he knows it is late in the process for hiring new coaches, but there are a lot of good ones out there.“I really hope Wellington can hire a football coach, who can get them over the hump,” Ryan said.Ryan came to Wellington at 28 years of age having coached at Wichita Trinity for two seasons where he was 9-9 during his tenure there. Wellington had gone 2-8 and 3-6 in the two previous years, before Ryan took the position.Ryan had two winning seasons. He was 5-4 in 2013 and 5-4 in 2014, before going 4-5 in 2015.This will mark the third head football coaching search this decade. Wellington last made the playoffs in 2010.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

FL “Church Leader” Took Credit for Trump’s Bleach Idea, Charged for Selling COVID “Cure”

first_imgA Florida “church leader” and three of his sons were charged in Miami federal court on Wednesday for selling toxic bleach as a fake miracle cure for coronavirus.The man had taken credit last April for President Trump making the public suggestion at a press conference that injecting disinfectants into the body may cure COVID-19.According to officials, 62-year-old Mark Grenon and his sons, 34-year-old Jonathan Grenon, 26-year-old Jordan Grenon, and 32-year-old Joseph Grenon, all from Bradenton, Fla., are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States as well as conspiracy to violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.In addition, they are faced with criminal contempt of court related to a civil case that was filed by the federal government earlier this year.Federal prosecutors charged the four family members for the sale of a product called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), which they sold through Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, a “religious organization” being operated out of a Bradenton home.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida says the non-religious church was created specifically to avoid government regulation of MMS.The chemical solution contained sodium chlorite and water. Its makers allegedly told their customers to ingest MMS.However, the FDA explains that the solution is actually chlorine dioxide, a bleach that is used for industrial water treatment or bleaching textiles, pulp, and paper.Court order filed yesterday calls for Genesis II Church of Health and Healing to cease immediately, as well as granting FDA authority to inspect facility without notice. Feds first ordered Genesis to stop back in April. @wfla pic.twitter.com/0HBTIU2uWB— victoria price (@WFLAVictoria) July 8, 2020 The product the men sold included a two ounce bottle of MMS, or sodium chlorite, as well as a two-ounce bottle of hydrochloric acid, marketed as an “activator.”The website sold the product as Sacramental Cleansing Water at a price of $15 per bottle. The bottles and their ingredients were called sacraments.There have been reports of people requiring hospitalizations, developing life-threatening conditions, and dying after drinking MMS.Before marketing MMS as a cure for COVID-19, the Grenons promoted it as a “miracle cure” for other serious diseases and disorders, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS.Mark Grenon, the co-founder of Genesis, has repeatedly acknowledged that Genesis “has nothing to do with religion,” and that he founded Genesis to “legalize the use of MMS” and avoid “going [ ] to jail.”London’s The Guardian reports that Grenon wrote a letter to President Trump last April, saying his product was a detox that could rid the body of coronavirus.The president then stated at an April 23 press briefing that researchers were examining the effects of disinfectants on the virus and asked if they could be injected into people, adding that the virus “does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”The FDA sued Genesis II Church and sent them a warning letter in April, in an effort to get the company to stop selling Miracle Mineral Solution.“The bottom line: Sodium chlorite products are dangerous, and you and your family should not use them,” the FDA warned.However, prosecutors say the family “willfully violated these court orders” and that they even sent letters to the judge, threatening violence.Authorities raided the Bradenton church Wednesday. There, they discovered 52 gallons of muriatic acid, 22 gallons of the finished Miracle Mineral Solution, and 8,300 pounds of sodium chlorite.“We continue to protect the public from criminal conduct that takes advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic,” U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan said in a statement. “Not only is this MMS product toxic, but its distribution and use may prevent those who are sick from receiving the legitimate health care they need.”Catherine Hermsen, assistant commissioner of the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, called the product’s false claims “unacceptable.”“The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing has actively and deliberately placed consumers at risk with their fraudulent Miracle Mineral Solution, and Americans expect and deserve medical treatments that have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective,” Hermshen said.last_img read more

Monmouth County Historical Association Kicks Off Oral History Project

first_imgAs it turned out, Bernsteinand Paster contacted Howell after she had reached out to Garden State Equality,a statewide LGBTQ advocacy and education organization. The recent Decemberinterview with the couple was conducted at the MCHA-owned CovenhovenHouse in Freehold. Although the 1738 Dutch colonial-style home was chosen forits privacy, the setting made for a nice contrast with the 21stcentury Monmouth County zeitgeist Bernstein and Paster represent. Futureinterviews will be conducted at MCHA headquarters or other locations convenientto participants. This article originally appeared in the Jan. 9, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. The project got underway Dec. 23 when its originators, MCHAcolleagues Dana Howell and Joe Zemla, sat down to speak with Harriet Bernsteinand Luisa Paster to record the married couple’s story of their successful 2008lawsuit against the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. Bernstein and Pasterhad been denied permission to get married in a civil union ceremony at the Methodistcommunity’s boardwalk gazebo. A New Jersey judge ruled against the Methodistorganization. The long-range plan for the MCHAoral history project is to include a wide variety of groups, interviewed inphases, such as the long-established African American community, the morerecently arrived Hispanic community, senior citizens and the Jewish community,especially for stories their grandparents have passed down from World War II.Others on the wish list are military veterans and survivors and families ofvictims of the 9/11 terrorist attack of the Twin Towers who will be visitingNew York for the 20th anniversary next year. The idea for the oral history project began six months ago whenHowell, a research librarian atthe MCHA, was intrigued by the concept during one of her archivistcertification classes. “We realized there was a deficit in our holdings thatneeded to be addressed, namely the lack of more culturally diverse stories,”she said. “The MCHA has a treasure trove of historic gems spanning severalcenturies of history. We just thought it was time to broaden the cultural scopeto make our offerings more relevant to a wider audience.”  The two MCHA staffers are hopingto do one recorded interview per month. Now that the project has started, Zemlabelieves “it will become self-sustaining after a while” as people come forwardwith interesting accounts of events in their lives. These will be cataloguedand added to the organization’s 70 Court St. library in Freehold, andeventually posted on the MCHA’s website. By Rick Geffken Howell said they are open toideas. “We’ll continue to record stories from all the previous groups as wemove through each phase. After that, we’ll continue the program to includepretty much anyone who has an interesting story to tell.” “We knew we were going to have to be very proactive to accomplishour goal of diversification,” Howell explained. “Often we’ll get calls aboutdonations that start with, ‘I don’t know if this is old enough for you guys,but…’ ” The four-channel video recordertechnology used for the interviews is unassuming, which encourages candor fromthe interviewees. The interviewers themselves have an informal conversationalstyle which puts participants at ease right away. She began brainstorming the idea with Zemla, an associate curatorat the Freehold-based organization. He did a quick survey of the MCHA holdings.“We’re obviously strong in 18th and 19th centurycollections but lacking in others,” he said. The timing of the oral historyproject fit nicely with the MCHA’s new strategic plans for renewing its missionto preserve and celebrate the history of Monmouth County for everyone.President Linda Bricker enthusiastically endorses the idea. “This project fitsthat objective so well,” she said. Monmouth County history is more than a collection of dusty old books, tattered letters and fading black and white photographs sitting in boxes or stacked on shelves. A new oral history project by the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) aims to show that the lives of people and events happening to all of us today are worth preserving for future historians. An oral history project has begun in Monmouth County. From left: Harriet Bernstein and Luisa Paster were interviewed by Joe Zemla and Dana Howell of the Monmouth County Historical Association. Photo by Rick Geffken By Rick Geffken The MCHA will accept oral histories collected by other people to add to its collection as well. Anyone interested in contributing to the oral history project can use the special email address: [email protected] Howell and Zemla can also be reached via the MCHA website monmouthhistory.org or at 732-462-1466.last_img read more

Local wrestlers get set for Sections

first_imgThe best Humboldt-Del Norte League wrestlers will be back in action this weekend at the North Coast Section Tournament at James Logan High in Union City.A total of 42 wrestlers are expected to represent the area in 14 different weight classes, with the top three in each bracket advancing to next week’s state championships in Bakersfield.And all 14 local league champions are expected to compete deep into the weekend action.“All our league champions from last week shold do really well,” …last_img

Things to know: Sharks’ Meier disagrees with embellishment fine

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The NHL slapped Timo Meier with the “diver” label, again, a tag the Sharks forward is taking issue with.Meier received a $2,000 fine for embellishment on Wednesday, a penalty he received for earning his second diving citation from the NHL this season. The Sharks forward received a warning from the NHL last month after he took an apparent dive in a game against the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 5. Meier caught the league’s eye again on Saturday when he went down to the ice after making …last_img

“Utmost Precision” Found in DNA Repair Enzyme

first_imgThe cell has many helper enzymes that can repair DNA damage.  One such enzyme, named MutY, has been described in the Feb. 12 issue of Nature.1  Reviewer Tomas Lindahl sets the stage: “Damaged DNA must be removed with the utmost precision, as mistakes are costly.  The structure of a repair enzyme bound to its substrate provides a welcome clue to how this is achieved.”    This particular enzyme is able to recognize its particular error target, an adenine incorrectly paired to an oxidized guanine, because of “extensive and precise contacts” it makes with that specific erroneous pair.  These contacts prevent it from mistakenly removing a correct pair.  In a paper in the same issue, Fromme et al.2 describe “an ingenious way by which this specificity is achieved” through these multiple, precise contacts.    Lindahl describes how this enzyme works.  Details of the jargon are not essential for appreciating the precision of this molecular machine’s lifesaving activity:MutY belongs to a group of enzymes known as DNA glycosylases, which recognize altered bases in DNA and help to remove them.  Like other DNA glycosylases, it generates a sharp bend in the DNA at the site of the mismatch.  The new structural data provide a suitable explanation for why – as is desired – MutY doesn’t recognize and remove an adenine opposite its normal base partner, thymine (T): the extensive and precise contacts between MutY and an A•xoG pair are entirely absent in a normal AT pair.  Similarly, the enzyme’s active site does not accommodate a cytosine opposite an oxoG; for coding reasons, it is important that the oxidized base rather than the normal base is repaired in this partnership.Lindahl notes that mutations in this enzyme put humans at risk of colorectal cancer.  Other oxygen-altered bases, if not repaired, are implicated in tissue degeneration and ageing.1Tomas Lindahl, “Molecular Biology: Ensuring error-free DNA repair,” Nature 427, 598 (12 February 2004); doi:10.1038/427598a.2Fromme et al., Nature Feb 12, 2004, p. 652.How does a blind molecule do this?  Notice how specific the contacts are: some parts first allow the enzyme to contact the specific error-bound pair, and if and only if a match is found, other parts of this machine are designed to bend the DNA strand so that the bad base can be cut out.  (He didn’t go into this, but other machines are on hand to ferry in and insert the correct base.)  All these extensive and precise contacts exist because another section of DNA that codes for this enzyme contains bases that are also extensive and precise.  This underscores the principle that enzymes, to work, are not indiscriminately mutatable.  They have to be precise to work.    It also underscores the evolutionary conundrum that DNA needs repair enzymes to prevent catastrophic errors, but the repair enzymes themselves are coded by DNA.  How could a DNA strand without the error-correction mechanisms survive beyond a few copies?  Evolutionists know that accurate copying is essential to prevent “error catastrophe” yet they expect us to believe that these marvelous high-precision error-correction systems (and there are many, many parts of the DNA Damage Repair team), somehow came into being via accidents.  Give me a break.  (On second thought, don’t–broken DNA is deadly.)  Not surprising that there is no mention at all of evolution in this article.    For more on the wonder of enzymes and their precision, see our online book, Evolution: Possible or Impossible?  Though written years ago, the book’s thesis that chance is utterly incapable of producing such incredible precision of function is only amplified by discoveries like this.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

DimeRocker to Offer Turnkey Game Deployment on Facebook

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Software Guides#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… If you’ve ever doubted the sophistication of MySpace and Facebook as game development platforms, you may be surprised by what DimeRocker will help make happen in the coming weeks. To check out the company visit dimerocker.com. dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting This morning Canadian startup accelerator Bootup Labs showcased some of its program graduates at Plug and Play Center’s Sunnyvale location. While a number of the companies show promise, it was a gaming product that caught our attention. DimeRocker is offering developers a chance to elevate the level of gaming experiences and monetization on sites like Facebook, Myspace and Bebo. Unbeknownst to many, world class gaming companies like EA Sports, Relic and Propaganda Games call Vancouver their home. With great industry connections and a firm grasp of the technology behind the games themselves, DimeRocker CEO J. Joly is set to bridge the gap between traditional games and the social space. Joly explains that while game developers know how to build fantastic gaming experiences, it’s rare that they understand how to market and deploy their games across more casual high-traffic sites. DimeRocker offers developers a centralized self-publishing platform with a suite of APIs built on top of the Unity game development engine. The site offers turn-key social publishing, leader boards and achievement tracking and will soon offer APIs for virtual goods, dual currency and in-game advertising. Says Joly, “In addition to positioning ourselves as a solution for indy game developers, we’ve also seen an interest from larger companies who are looking to deploy light versions of their popular titles for the social web.” last_img read more

Booker scores 32, Suns rally late to beat Nets 122-114

first_imgBrooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) defends Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) who loses control of the ball while shooting for two points in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. The Suns defeated the Nets 122-114. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — When Brooklyn ran off 17 straight points to erase an 18-point deficit in the third quarter, Phoenix guard Devin Booker thought back to last season, when his teammates often bickered among themselves when they faced huge deficits.This time, the Suns remained steady.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Before that, Suns interim coach Jay Triano had gambled on Warren, who started the fourth with five fouls,as Brooklyn’s defense clogged Booker, who only managed two points in the last 12 minutes of the game.“We had to risk putting him back in the game just to get our offense going,” Triano said. “When they lean all over Devin Booker, it opens up space for T.J., and he got us going in the fourth quarter when we needed baskets.”The Suns, who lost a tough one at Portland on Saturday, quickly answered with a 24-8 run for their first win on their five-game road trip.Phoenix outrebounded Brooklyn 66-44, with Alex Len coming off the bench to lead the way with 15.D’Angelo Russell scored 33 points and Hollis-Jefferson had 21 for the Nets, who’ve lost three straight after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers last Wednesday at home.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES The Nets added another spurt to lead in the fourth quarter, but behind 32 points from Booker and a stellar final period by T.J. Warren, the Suns rallied to beat Brooklyn 122-114 on Tuesday night.“We called a timeout and we came together,” Booker said. “Our problem last year, when teams used to go on a run, it used to be a domino effect. We used to get down on each other, start arguing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMike James had 24 points, and Warren scored 14 of his 20 points during the fourth for the Suns, who were up 83-65 with 5:58 to go in the third quarter after Booker pulled up with a 19-foot jumper.Then Brooklyn rallied, and Phoenix seemed headed for a disappointing defeat after Ronda Hollis-Jefferson’s basket gave Brooklyn an eight-point lead with 6:35 left in the fourth. MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “We could do a better job,” Hollis-Jefferson said. “I feel like we should definitely make better decisions. At the end of the day, I put the blame on us.”Warren and James combined on a 7-0 run that closed the lead to 106-101 with 6:15, forcing the Nets to call a timeout.“I thought Warren really hurt us,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He had some big offensive rebounds at the end and we couldn’t keep off him. I think Devin Booker attracts a lot of attention.”After a miss by the Nets, Warren tipped in Booker’s failed layup to initiate a 9-0 run capped by Dragan Bender’s 3-pointer that gave the Suns a 116-108 lead with 2:03 left in the game.MEMORIAL MOMENTA moment of silence was held prior to the national anthem at Barclays Center after a man in a rented pickuptruck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11.LATE ARRIVALThe Suns’ bus to the arena was delayed by the terror incident, which happened two blocks away from their hotel.TIP-INSSuns: Phoenix played for the fourth straight year on Halloween, improving to 8-9 on the holiday. … Tyson Chandler grabbed 13 rebounds.Nets: Brooklyn has lost five straight games played on Halloween, dropping to 6-8, including 5-5 at home. … Reserve forward Quincy Acy (left groin strain) missed his second straight game. … Brooklyn committed a season-low seven points and edged the Suns 22-13 in fastbreak points.UP NEXTSuns: Visit Washington on Wednesday night.Nets: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for the start of a five-game road trip. Twitter promotes anonymous attacks on 2022 Qatar World Cup Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Caps Stop Islanders Streak, 5-2

first_imgWASHINGTON — The mood in the Washington dressing room between the first and second periods was quite somber after the host Capitals blew a two-goal lead to the streaking New York Islanders in less than a minute.However, the Capitals regrouped and went on to a 5-2 victory on Nov. 28 to gain a split of the home-and-home series.“We went back in the room and it was pretty quiet,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. “We said, ‘Listen, it’s a 40-minute game now. Let’s look at it that way. We’ve got to win a period and then we’ll be back to where we want to be.’”Alex Ovechkin got the message loud and clear. Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, and Matt Niskanen chipped in with three assists.Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist, and Andre Burakovsky and Joel Ward also scored for Washington. Ovechkin has four goals in his last three games.Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and has a 1.86 goals-against average over his last seven games.After a 3-2 overtime loss on Long Island on Nov. 26, the Capitals bounced back to beat the team right above them in the standings.“You go into this obviously looking for four points when you play someone, and we got three,” Trotz said. “We gained a little ground, but importantly, we didn’t lose any ground.”John Tavares and Anders Lee scored for New York, and Chad Johnson made 22 saves. The Islanders, who began play tied with Pittsburgh in points atop the Metropolitan Division, had won five straight and 10 of 11.“We didn’t handle the puck the way we wanted to. It was sloppy,” Lee said.The Capitals took a 3-2 lead at 9:53 of the second when Tom Wilson skated across the blue line and passed to Ovechkin, who fired a shot past Johnson from the right circle for his 12th goal.Kuznetsov sent a drive over Johnson’s shoulder to make it 4-2 at 5:56 of the third, and Ward added an empty-net goal.The Islanders will look to get back to their winning ways when they host New Jersey on Nov. 29.“I think we know that we haven’t played at the top of the game, maybe for the last couple,” Tavares said, “I think we should be itching to get back home, back in front of our crowd and obviously (against) a team that we see a lot – the Devils.”Washington didn’t have a shot until 10:01 of the first period, but a hooking call against Matt Martin gave its second-ranked power play unit a shot at New York’s 29th-ranked penalty killers. Just 31 seconds later, the Capitals opened the scoring when Niskanen’s slapper was deflected home by Burakovsky.Johansson’s ninth goal made it 2-0 at 18:27. The Capitals had gone nearly 150 minutes over parts of four games since their previous even-strength goal.New York, which outshot Washington 11-5 in the first period, needed just 35 seconds to tie it. Tavares, alone to the left of Holtby, banged in a rebound for his 10th of the season with 1:02 remaining.Then, with 27 seconds left in the period, Lee eluded Capitals defenders to Holtby’s right and redirected in a deflected puck sent toward the net by Travis Hamonic to make it 2-2.“That could have been deflating,” Niskanen said, “We had a good response the rest of the game with a really urgent effort from everybody. We needed that one.”(HARVEY VALENTINE)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Trump says US should change tax law to punish NFL

first_imgWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are “disrespecting” the national anthem or flag.The NFL gave up its federal tax-exempt status a few years ago and now files tax returns as a taxable entity. So it’s unlikely that Trump’s proposal, tweeted in the early hours Tuesday, would change anything.Trump tweeted : “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!”Trump also tweeted Tuesday that ESPN ratings have “tanked” because of Jemele Hill, the anchor suspended for making political statements on social media.While NFL viewership is down slightly, ESPN remains among the most popular cable networks, averaging 3 million viewers in prime time. The network has suffered subscriber losses over the last few years as some viewers have moved to streaming services from cable television.Hill, an African-American co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of “SportsCenter,” received backlash last month after calling Trump a “white supremacist” in a series of tweets that referenced the president’s comments about a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.That comment prompted Trump to demand an apology from ESPN and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to call for Hill’s firing.While ESPN took no formal action against Hill over the Trump comment, she did apologize to the network for the trouble her remarks had caused while standing by the tweets. ESPN cited that apology in announcing Hill’s suspension Monday , saying in a statement that ESPN employees had been “reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences.”Hill targeted Jerry Jones on Twitter on Sunday after the Dallas Cowboys owner stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team. She suggested fans who disagree with Jones should boycott the team’s advertisers and not buy the team’s merchandise.She clarified Monday that she wasn’t calling for an NFL boycott.last_img read more