Georgia Officials Arrest, Charge Man Who Filmed Ahmaud Arbery Killing

first_imgThe Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the man accused of recording the deadly February shooting of Ahmaud Arbery on a felony murder charge.Officials say 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan, Jr. was taken into custody Thursday on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.The GBI released a statement that reads, “On May 21, 2020, the GBI arrested William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., age 50, on charges of Felony Murder and Criminal Attempt to Commit False Imprisonment. These charges stem from the February 23, 2020 incident that resulted in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. He will be booked into the Glynn County Jail.”On May 21, 2020, the GBI arrested William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., age 50, on charges of Felony Murder & Criminal Attempt to Commit False Imprisonment. Read the updated press release here :https://t.co/VJCuz8chVr pic.twitter.com/MXcs8qEY8m— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) May 21, 2020 Arbery was killed by 64-year-old Gregory McMichael and his son, 34-year-old Travis McMichael. The pair allegedly armed themselves and then chased the 25-year-old black man while he was jogging on their street. They are charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.This is a developing story.last_img read more

RCMTC&SF race meet rescheduled to October 30

first_imgORGANISERS of the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports Facilities (RCMTC&SF) have rescheduled the club’s horse race meet to October 30.The meet was originally planned for this Sunday at the club’s track Alness, Corentyne Berbice.However, chief organiser Marcel Crawford Jr indicated that the race meet has been postponed due to a number of unforeseen circumstances.Crawford Jr further indicated that the original programme remains the same, but with the club moving to regulate the level of racing in Guyana, a number of new initiatives will be introduced by the new date.Eight races are planned, where over $3M in cash, trophies and other incentives are up for grabs.The feature race is the classified Alness Classic over 1600 metres for a first prize of $600 000.Other races planned for the day are: G and Lower, Two-year-olds race for Guyana-bred horses, H and Lower, K and Lower, J’1’, L ‘1’, and there is an event for unclassified horses.Interested persons can make contact with Marcel Crawford Jr on 678-5342 or Compton Sancho on 602-1567 for any clarifications.last_img read more

USC wraps up fall play in Northern California

first_imgThe USC men’s golf team wraps up its fall season this week with a trip to Northern California to compete in the Gifford Collegiate Championship in San Martin, Calif.In its last tournament, the Trojans led the pack in the first round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship and tied for third place at the end of the second round. Despite starting off strong, USC finished seventh overall.Senior Steve Lim led USC tying for 13th overall at 1-under-par, notching four bogeys during his final round and 14 pars. Highly touted freshman Anthony Paolucci tied for 31st at 4-over-par.“We were competing against four of the best teams in the country and we were right up there with them,” USC coach Chris Zambri said. “It felt great to be in contention up until that final round.”Despite placing just seventh and 10th, Zambri said he is pleased with the Trojans’ play thus far. He believes in the talent of his squad, but also feels it needs to work on its efficiency to finish tournaments strong.“We talked about what each guy needs to do and what each of the guys want to improve upon,” Zambri said. “We have bright kids on the team that are able to manage themselves and continue to improve each week.”CordeValle Golf Club won’t be a foreign course to USC, as this will be the sixth consecutive year in a row the Trojans have played there. The the coaching staff believes the familiarity bodes well for the team.“It is in Northern California and is a very good course,” Zambri said. “Five of our six guys have already played there so we have plenty of experience with it.”The Gifford Collegiate Championship is hosted by UCLA. The Bruins are fresh off of a victory last week after placing first at the U.S. Collegiate Championship. Zambri realizes the championship is the perfect opportunity for his squad to face a tough UCLA squad.“We are definitely cognizant of their program,” Zambri said. “We like to use it as motivation to help us continue to improve.”Last year the Trojans tied for fourth at the Gifford Collegiate Championship. USC will compete against a field of 14 teams at CordeValle, including Stanford, Oklahoma, Washington, San Diego and 2010 NCAA champion Augusta State. It is the only NCAA golf event that uses a foursome format. The format pairs two players from one team with two players from another team.The Trojans tee off Monday at CordeValle Golf Club. The event concludes Wednesday.last_img read more

MLB star Josh Donaldson’s mother quits smoking for a $70,000 Maserati, Watch video

first_img WATCH US LIVE Colin DCunha A number of MLB stars reacted to Josh Donaldson’s surprise. Among them was fellow three-time MLB All-Star J.D. Martinez, who called Josh Donaldson’s mother’s reaction as the “Best reaction ever.” Four-time MLB All-Star Ian Kinsler also weighed in, amazing at the former Atlanta Braves third baseman’s surprise. Josh Donaldson is a fan of the History Channel series Vikings and also appeared in an episode on the show. It was, therefore, fitting that Vikings star Katheryn Winnick also hailed Josh Donaldson’s gift on Instagram.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Gerrit Cole Deal Could Have Domino Effect On Other Free Agent Moves First Published: 16th December, 2019 16:03 IST COMMENT These are exciting times in Major League Baseball (MLB). After a week packed with blockbuster deals that saw first Stephen Strasburg and then Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon sign more-than-lucrative deals, it was now free agent Josh Donaldson’s turn to grab the headlines. While the former Atlanta Braves third baseman has not yet signed a new deal with the Braves, Josh Donaldson did make a hefty purchase this week for all the right reasons. Also Read | Houston Astros Sign-stealing Controversy Deepens; 60 Witnesses And 76,000 Emails RetrievedMLB: Josh Donaldson gifts mother a $70,000 MaseratiApparently, Josh Donaldson made a deal with his mother a couple of years ago. The deal involved his mother, Lisa French, having to quit smoking. If she were to successfully quit smoking, he promised her a handsome reward. This past weekend, Josh Donaldson stood true to his word. Also Read | Gerrit Cole Signs Stratospheric Record-breaking Deal With Yankees, To Earn $324 Million Last Updated: 16th December, 2019 16:03 IST MLB Star Josh Donaldson’s Mother Quits Smoking For A $70,000 Maserati, Watch Video Three-time MLB All-Star Josh Donaldson surprised his mother with a $70,000 Maserati. The MLB star made a deal with his mother two years ago to quit smoking.center_img The former Atlanta Braves third baseman surprised his mother with a $70,000 Maserati – his way of congratulating his mother for kicking the smoking habit. Josh Donaldson posted a video of the $70,000 surprise on Instagram. The video shows Josh Donaldson’s mother Lisa French jumping in surprise as the three-time MLB All-Star rolls up to the house in a white Maserati.Also Read | MLB: World Series Flasher Julia Rose To Attend Gerrit Cole’s Yankees Debut? SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

AUDIO: Mourinho’s sack in focus on Joy Sports/BBC two-way series

first_imgBBC’s John Bennet joined Joy sports George Addo Jnr on this week’s special edition of the  Joy Sports /BBC two way series with heavy focus on Former Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho.Fresh issue emanating form the sack of the special with great perspective into the underlining reasons for the decision were discussed in the 7 minute podcast  including preview to the ” Stamford bridge Saturday” date with Sunderland.Click link to Listen to the preview .https://soundcloud.com/addojnr/joysportsbbc-league-surf-18-12-15last_img

Whicker: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is another hot spot in Lakers’ summer of love

first_imgEL SEGUNDO >> He’s here because he won over Earvin Johnson. Both of them, actually.“He’s my favorite Piston,” Earvin Johnson Sr. told his son. “You need to go get him.”So the Lakers signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, big guard, economical with words, generous with minutes.General Manager Rob Pelinka likened this to the moment in the book of Genesis when the manna came down from heaven. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “This guy (Pope) brings us toughness, which we needed,” Johnson said. “He can be a little mean. You need that when you need to make that big defensive stop at the end of a game.”“We were told by a lot of people that we got a steal,” Pelinka said. “We were impressed with what other players said. There is a lot of respect in this league for him.”Caldwell-Pope’s career has been solid but surreptitious. He played just two years at Georgia, which was 15-17 his sophomore year. Even then he was the SEC Player of the Year in 2013, as the only double-figure scorer the Bulldogs had.“I was on a plane getting ready to take off when he called and told me he was coming,” said Mark Fox, the Georgia coach. “The flight attendant kept telling me to put the phone away.”Caldwell-Pope’s stoic, 9-to-5 mentality won over Fox. He also didn’t complain about being a one-man band. Eventually his daily grinding propelled him into the lottery..“When that whole process started he was supposed to be drafted late first round or early second,” Fox said. “Then when he began working out for teams, he blew them away.”Caldwell-Pope was picked eighth in that first round. Detroit fans were miffed because the Pistons snubbed Trey Burke, the hot point guard at Michigan. Their provincialism evaporated after one season.But to see how far Caldwell-Pope has come, one has to visit Greenville, Ga. Or find it. “It’s a no-stop-light town,” Fox said.Fewer than a thousand people live there, and his mother Rhonda used to drive him 45 minutes to Columbus, where his AAU team was based.Caldwell-Pope scored 40 points, with a busted and bleeding lip, to win a Class A playoff game for Greenville. The Patriots defeated Wilcox County, which featured Nick Marshall, who would quarterback Auburn to the 2014 BCS championship game at the Rose Bowl.Rhonda was here on Tuesday for her son’s introduction.“He was a hungry young man,” Rhonda said. “He wanted it. He’d leave in the morning and play ball and wouldn’t come until late at night. He played a little football but I’d say, ‘KCP, that is not your hobby. Basketball is your hobby.’“He was already quiet. He’d come in the house and say, ‘Hey, mom’ and then go to his room. But he knew what he wanted. I looked and saw what he became and I said, ‘God, you did it.’ It was amazing to see this young man in that position. It was an honor.”Several of the Lakers who won the Summer League title Monday night were on hand. Magic singled out Ingram for staying in Las Vegas for the duration, even though he was out with an injury after the first game.No parade route was announced and, sure, the Summer Lakers were playing against a lot of 12th men and G-League personnel. But they played appealing basketball, with connectivity and unselfishness, and they did win that final game without Ball.“If Lonzo got triple-doubles in the Summer League he’ll get them in the regular season,” Johnson said. “We’re already better. Our practices will be amazing. I’m telling people, you don’t want to miss a Lakers game this season.”Their  fans don’t need to be told. They’re just glad to see the outline of a heaven again. With bread.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt didn’t even matter that Caldwell-Pope can stage an Exodus next year, after this $18 million, one-year contract.He is a fifth-year player with gravity to his game, for a young team with airborne intentions.“I think being a better defender is more important to me,” Caldwell-Pope said. “I’m hoping to bring some leadership to the guys, get their motor going, seeing how they work. Bringing it out in different ways.”Granted, you don’t have to be Isiah Thomas to be somebody’s favorite Piston these days. Caldwell-Pope played four years in Detroit and played four playoff games. But he averaged 40.2 minutes in those four games. He averaged 36.4 minutes two seasons ago.He had just 86 turnovers in 76 games for Detroit last season and shot 35 percent from the 3-point line. He also guarded the top perimeter players, which means Lonzo Ball will not have to.last_img read more

Myles Garrett’s helmet swing hurt Mason Rudolph, damaged the Browns and wrecked his own budding stardom

first_imgFor 59 minutes and 52 seconds, Myles Garrett was the best player on the field at FirstEnergy Stadium as the Browns manhandled the Pittsburgh Steelers. He might have been the best football player in any NFL game this season.Storming in from the right defensive end, Garrett had done the job of terrorizing the QB spectacularly and probably had earned a chance to rest for the meaningless final series. He was still out there, though, and the third of those empty snaps will follow him the rest of his career. MORE: Steelers-Browns brawl: Complete list of fines, suspensionsThere will be no Pro Bowl for Garrett, an honor he’d earned in his second season and was bound to duplicate with this season’s 10 sacks. There will be no playoffs, something that at least seemed in reach before Garrett chose to 1) execute a too-late, unnecessarily violent hit on Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with less than 10 seconds remaining; 2) respond to Rudolph’s anger and attempt to dislodge Garrett’s headgear by yanking Rudolph’s facemask and pulling the helmet off his head and 3) swinging that helmet at Rudolph and striking him at full force with the open end.One can only imagine — though one might prefer not — the damage that could have been done to Rudolph’s skull had Garrett struck with the crown of the helmet.Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield drew some criticism for an interview with Erin Andrews of Fox Sports soon after the game ended in which he labeled Garrett’s actions as “inexcusable,” acknowledged the impending suspension that would result and declared “that hurts our team.”He absolutely is correct. Garrett has been suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the 2019 season. The Browns’ pursuit of the playoffs will be affected by the absence of a pass rusher as dominant as Garrett. They have a favorable remaining schedule, with only one game left against a team with a winning record, but they no longer have their superstar defensive end.The Browns still can continue competing, though, and Rudolph escaped with no apparent injury. Which means the party who sustained the greatest damage as a result of Myles Garrett’s irresponsible actions was Myles Garrett.He is in only his third season after being chosen with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft. He was doing so much to justify that selection, albeit spiced with periodic, unnecessary extracurriculars that eroded his reputation in the league.This will damage that reputation forever.He will be remembered with the likes of Albert Haynesworth, Wayne Maki and Kermit Washington, all of whom engaged in conduct well beyond the boundaries of their respective sports. One difference that favors Garrett is that his actions did not result in serious injury for his victim. What inevitably will impact him, though, is HD video of him striking Rudolph with a football helmet that will endure on YouTube, Twitter and other online media outlets.When Maki and Ted Green engaged in a stick fight that resulted in Green being struck and nearly dying of a fractured skull, the Boston television station that aired the game reportedly ordered the tape of that telecast destroyed because it did not want such violence to be widely distributed. Washington’s punch in a 1977 NBA game nearly killed Rudy Tomjanovich and led to a two-month suspension for Washington. There was not even an ESPN at that point to debate whether the penalty was appropriate.BENDER: Ugliness shows that AFC North needs a culture shiftWhen Garrett swung that helmet, it was seen mostly by Browns fans elated by their team’s victory and those simply waiting for the local news. The game was over. That moment never will be, though, because he’ll always be the guy who did something most had never seen on a football field — but something nearly everyone has now seen replayed on Facebook or Instagram.Garrett ended this game with one solo tackle and three quarterback hits, numbers that show how limited a story basic statistics can tell to those who did or did not witness the evening’s activities. They do not account for the two holding penalties assigned to Steelers Pro Bowl tackle Alejandro Villanueva, nor for the four interceptions thrown by Rudolph because he was given so little time to think. A loss would have ended the Browns’ season, and they played with all the motivation such a circumstance engenders — Garrett more than anyone. He made Villanueva look like a Division III backup. He robbed all the pocket comfort Rudolph had come to expect while being sacked roughly once per game in his previous six starts.Who’s been better in an NFL game this year? DeShaun Watson with his five TD passes against the Falcons? OK, but it was the Falcons. Christian McCaffrey with 237 yards from scrimmage against Jacksonville? Maybe.Garrett did not need numbers to be impactful. He only needed to play as he did. And that is the shame of this, because he did not need to go over the line at the end to have left his mark. The Steelers were going to fear seeing him again had he never resorted to dubious hits and blunt instruments. Now, he can watch the game on TV if he chooses. And if he does, he can be certain they’ll show what he did. Again. And again.last_img read more

Big Six face financial black hole as sponsorship deals dwindle during coronavirus

first_img3THE Big Six could be the victims of a sponsorship cash crisis if the worst virus fears are realised.Liverpool, Manchester United and City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham rake in the bulk of the £3billion annual TV revenues.3 Daniel Levy’s Tottenham could lose out on their sponsorship deals.Credit: PA:Press Association3 Ed Woodward’s Man Utd could see their income slashedCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut they also rely on many millions of pounds of income from lucrative commercial activity — especially sponsorship.And one senior chairman warned the situation could “come to a head very soon”.United grossed a stunning £275million in 2019 from commercial deals, including £173m in sponsorship.City, Liverpool and Chelsea all earned more than £180m from commercial sources, with Spurs recording £135m and the Gunners £111m.Arsenal’s figure was the lowest of the Big Six but still a staggering £70m ahead of seventh-placed Everton.Even stripping out matchday and training kit deals, including Premier League sleeve sponsors, United still bagged £111m in sponsorships — with City on £97m and Spurs and Chelsea neck and neck for third with contracts worth about £65m.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesBut club chiefs fear this essential income could be at risk in light of the global economic slowdown caused by the virus.And if this season is abandoned, the payback of TV money will be another financial blow.The club chairman explained: “Everybody seems to think the Premier League is awash with revenues.“If we have to give back the £760m of broadcast income that we expected for the last part of the season, then it’s true a lot of clubs would be hurt.“But for the bigger clubs the worry is as much, if not more, about the impact on their other commercial activity — because we know that companies are looking at the ‘force majeure’ provisions that are in their contracts.“In any economic downturn, promotional budgets are always the first things that are vulnerable. And that could come to a head very soon.“If we get to the end of June and are still in the same place in terms of there being no obvious sign of football returning, there’s a real danger that the sponsors will be arguing they need relief from their obligations.“If they haven’t got a market to sell their products to, it is hard to justify paying money for sponsorships.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page. MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring'”A lot of clubs are wondering what is going to happen.”Broadcast money represents a far higher slice —­ up to 80 per cent — of total revenues for the smaller top-flight clubs such as Bournemouth, Norwich and Brighton.So they have proportionately more to lose if next season is curtailed in an attempt to get this term finished.Premier League games set to be shown live on TV at 15:00 if season resumes after long-standing blackout liftedlast_img read more

“They are going to withdraw half of the players’ agents”

first_imgFIFA’s intention is to prohibit the same agent from representing two or more parties in an operation, such as the role played by Mino Raiola in the return of Paul Pogba to the Manchester United. The Italian represented the English club, the player and the Juventus at the same time, pocketing up to 48 million of the more than one hundred in which the agreement was closed.As published Or jogo, a recent FIFA study has revealed that The clubs have paid 2,560 million euros in commissions to agents since 2013. Some 120 important representatives of the world of football meet today at the Zurich stadium in Switzerland. Among them are expected to be important personalities such as Jorge Mendes, Mino Raiola or Jonathan Barnett, among many others. They have decided to hold a summit to study whether they should submit a formal complaint to the FIFA in the European Court based on the purposes of the organization, as they plan to regulate the way agents proceed.“FIFA has made decisions that, if implemented, will remove more than half of the agents from the market and did not even call any representatives for this discussion.” They are words of Mike Miller, president of the Association of Soccer Agents.last_img read more

Two local cadets compete at Provincial biathlon competition

first_img Ben Sharpe at the provincial biathlon competition in Whistler over the weekend. Photo by Cpt. Geoff Bough WHISTLER, B.C. – Two Fort St. John cadets competed at the Provincial Biathlon Championships at the Whistler Olympic Park this past Saturday.Coached by Capt Geoff Bough, 16 year-old Ben Sharpe and 18 year-old Jesse Simons competed in the Sr. Boys Open Team category against ten other teams of two from across the province. Sharpe and Simons were up against some tricky conditions this past weekend, as the recent warming and cooling trend across the province turned the biathlon course into a sheet of ice on Saturday. The pair competed in both the Sprint and Patrol races. – Advertisement -In the Sprint, teams complete three laps of the two kilometre course along with two shooting sessions in both the prone and standing positions. The Patrol race features three laps of a shorter 900 metre course, with more two more shooting sessions. Both Simons and Sharpe had a fairly rough go of it on the icy course in the Sprint, and were not used to terrain in the Coast Mountains that is more hilly than their practice venue in the Peace. Bough said that the two had a couple of spills in the first race, one of which caused Sharpe to injure his wrist.Despite this, the two cadets made a valiant effort in both races. Sharpe also managed to hit an impressive number of targets despite competing with an injured wrist. The pair ultimately placed 9th out of 11 teams in the competition.last_img read more