Long Island Snow May Snarl Wednesday Commute

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Light snow is forecast to coat Long Island in up to an inch of snow starting Wednesday afternoon, which is likely to snarl the evening commute—with up to six inches possible this weekend.The flakes are expected to begin falling after 3 p.m. Wednesday and continuing through at least 1 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Less than an inch of snow is expected before that storm goes out to sea.“A potential nor’easter Saturday into Saturday night could result in significant snowfall accumulations across the region in excess of six inches,” the agency’s Upton-based meteorologists said in a hazardous weather outlook statement. “There is uncertainty and the precipitation in terms of amount and type will be highly dependent on the strength and exact track of the low.”Wednesday’s system, which is expected to impact the Mid-West before hitting the tri-state area, is not expected to become a major storm, but will make for slushy roadways that make driving more dangerous and increase travel times.Temperatures will hit a high of 34 Wednesday and drop into the 20s after sundown, forecasters said. Temps on Thursday will reach a high of 37 with wind chills as low as 20.Temps are forecast to stay in the 30s through the weekend, with sunny skies on tap for Friday, with a chance of rain and snow late Friday into Saturday and more sun on Sunday.last_img read more

Rabbatts makes commission plea

first_imgFootball Association board member Heather Rabbatts has launched a fierce attack on chairman Greg Dyke’s decision to name an all-white, all-male commission to improve the England team. Press Association Rabbatts, who was born in Jamaica and is of mixed race, has written to all fellow board members criticising the lack of diversity on the commission and saying the FA is letting down black players. In her letter, she says she has tried to raise the issue privately but there has been a “refusal to understand” her position. Her decision to go public leaves Dyke and the FA facing a crisis over the commission. center_img The letter, a copy of which has been seen by Press Association Sport, stated: “I believe that the lack of proper consultation on the make up of the commission, the fact that no approval was sought from the board, releasing the names of the ‘chosen’ individuals at Leaders in Football, the composition of the commission itself and the lack of diversity, have all meant that the opportunity to lead an informed debate on the future of English players has been singularly damaged. “I make the comments about diversity not because they are additional to this matter but because they lie at its heart.” Rabbatts’ letter goes on to say it is “ironic” there is no representative from ethnic minority communities given that Andros Townsend, the Tottenham winger who played a key role in England’s victories on Friday and Tuesday and then found himself at the centre of a race row this week through no fault of his own, is himself black. Rabbatts backs the FA’s support for England boss Roy Hodgson after his dressing room joke about a monkey in space but added: “As the commission looks to address all of the complexities of its brief, it will crucially have to come to a view on nationality, race and identity. “To have announced a list without anyone who can speak from experience and in an informed manner on those three areas has exposed the FA at a vital moment. “What is required is not tokenism but the involvement of individuals who have direct and relevant experience of what it means to represent their country while coming from diverse cultural backgrounds. “By proceeding along this current path we are not only failing to reflect our national game but we are also letting down so many black and ethnic minority people – players, ex-players, coaches and volunteers, who have so much to offer and are so often discouraged and disheartened by the attitudes they encounter. The FA should be leading by example not reinforcing entrenched attitudes.” As well as Dyke, the commission will include former England manager Glenn Hoddle, Football League chairman Greg Clarke and FA vice-chairman Roger Burden, League Managers’ Association chairman Howard Wilkinson, Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Ritchie Humphreys, Crewe director of football Dario Gradi and former England defender Danny Mills. The FA has stressed the line-up of commission members is not necessarily complete, and that many other people will also be consulted. However Dyke has said it will consist of no more than 10 members. last_img read more

Cricket News MS Dhoni Cares About Indian Cricket And Is On Same Page With Us: Virat Kohli

first_imgNew Delhi: There has been plenty of speculation regarding MS Dhoni’s future with the Indian cricket team following their exit in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. Having made himself unavailable for selection for the West Indies tour and for the three-match Twenty20 International series, rumours floated around that Dhoni was going to announce his retirement shortly. However, Virat Kohli has given a clear indication of what is MS Dhoni’s position as the team prepares for the next major ICC assignment which is the World T20 which will be held in Australia in 2020. Speaking on the eve of the first Twenty20 International against South Africa at the HPCA stadium in Dharamshala, Kohli outlined the value of Dhoni in the current Indian set-up and remarked that he remains valuable in the broader scheme of things. “One great thing about him (Dhoni) is that, he thinks for Indian cricket. And whatever we (team management) think, he is on the same page. The alignment is there. The kind of mindset he has had about grooming youngsters and giving them opportunities, and he is still the same person. Experience is always going to matter whether you like it or not. I mean there are a numerous number of times people have given up on sportsmen and they have proved people wrong and he (Dhoni) has done that many times in his career as well. As long as he is available and continues to play, he is going to be very valuable,” Kohli said. Also Read | Virat Kohli Says MS Dhoni ‘Made Me Run Like In A Fitness Test’, Social Media Fuels Retirement RumoursRecently, Kohli had shared a photo with Dhoni about their memorable partnership which knocked Australia out of the 2016 World T20. Kohli had blasted 82 and shared a match-winning stand with Dhoni as the duo put up a brilliant display of batting in Mohali. The Indian cricket team skipper’s post resulted in massive speculation that Dhoni was retiring soon. However, Kohli said he had learnt his lesson and sounded disappointed as to how the whole issue was misinterpreted.Also Read | Pakistan Comes Up With Cricket Team For ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’, Indian Fans Rip Apart Pak Netizens”I think it was a lesson for me, that the way I think, the whole world does not think that way. There was nothing in farthest stretch of my imagination (that it could be taken as retirement tribute) while putting that picture out on social media. Like what did I write. I remember that game even now, every now and then. I never spoke about that game and so I thought I put up a post. Now people interpreted it in a different manner in which there was not even an iota of truth,” Kohli said. India will play three Twenty20 Internationals and three Tests against South Africa and Kohli’s team will be bidding to end their winless run at home, having lost both their games in the 2015 series. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: Harvick’s 50th Cup win ‘just weird’ without fans

first_imgThe Latest: Harvick’s 50th Cup win ‘just weird’ without fans May 17, 2020 Drivers, crews and officials wore face masks during pre-race ceremonies, which were performed remotely. The Fox Sports booth, featuring Mike Joy and four-time champion Jeff Gordon, also was being broadcast remotely from Charlotte, North Carolina. Driver Clint Bowyer wore a mask during a pre-race TV interview. Here’s a quick primer of other things to know:— Ryan Newman is returning after a suffering a head injury in a last-lap crash in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 17.— Matt Kenseth is out of retirement and driving for Chip Ganassi. He replaces Kyle Larson, who was fired in April for using a racial slur. The 48-year-old Kenseth is racing in the Cup Series for the first time since the 2018 season finale. He is the oldest driver in the field.— NASCAR chose the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit as the safest place to restart its season after eight events were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR had been facing a financial collapse if races didn’t resume on national television. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):7:40 p.m.Kevin Harvick screamed in celebration as he crossed the finish line and then performed a traditional, smokey burnout. Harvick emerged from his car in victory lane wearing a black face mask — what could become NASCAR’s new normal.NASCAR chose the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit as the safest place to restart its season after eight events were postponed amid the pandemic. NASCAR had been facing a financial collapse if races didn’t resume on national television.Ryan Newman finished 15th in his first race since suffering a head injury in a terrifying, last-lap crash in the Daytona 500.Matt Kenseth, who came out of retirement to replace fired Kyle Larson at Chip Ganassi Racing, was 10th. The 48-year-old Kenseth raced in the Cup Series for the first time since the 2018 season finale. He was the oldest driver in the field.This was the first of 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. Darlington will host two more NASCAR races over the next three days. The first race back was deemed The Real Heroes 400 and was dedicated to health care workers.___7:05 p.m.Ryan Newman spun and brought out the 10th caution the day at Darlington Raceway, essentially ending any chance he had of winning his first event since surviving a terrifying wreck in the season opener.Newman lost control of his No. 6 Ford between Turns 3 and 4 because of an apparent tire issue and then spun around as he neared the first turn. He raced to pit road to get new tread, but lost about 10 spots in the field. Meanwhile, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crashed exiting the second turn on the very first lap of the race. His crumpled car was shooting flames from the back as he drove to the garage. He retired from the race without completing a single lap. He finished last in the 40-car field. ___3:55 p.m.NASCAR is back! The Real Heroes 400 is underway at Darlington Raceway, without fans and with masks and social-distancing mandates all around.The new protocols should matter little to the 40 guys who took the green flag for the first live NASCAR race in 10 weeks. Stenhouse said he’s looking forward to trying again at Darlington on Wednesday night. ___5 p.m.Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson wrecked while leading on the final lap of the first stage at Darlington Raceway.Johnson had passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman for the lead with 10 laps remaining in the opening stage of NASCAR first race in 10 weeks. Johnson was trying to earn his first stage victory of the season — and only his third ever under this system. Newman looked solid for part of the race, even getting into the top 10 in the early going.Just being back in the car was nothing short of a miracle considering Newman’s fiery crash in the Daytona 500 on February 17. Newman sustained a head injury and walked out of the hospital a few days after having to be cut out of his mangled car.___6:45 p.m.Two small grass fires broke out at Darlington Raceway behind Turns 1 and 2 during the final stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race. Smoke rose above the advertising signs in the first corner of the iconic track.Safety personnel quickly arrived and extinguished the flames. A fire truck came a short time later to douse the hot spots, leaving two dark areas in the otherwise green grass.It wasn’t immediately unclear how the fires started.___6:10 p.m. 5:50 p.m.A caution has been called to remove a sticky sponsorship sign that came loose when Kyle Busch scraped the wall while riding the high line at Darlington Raceway. After Busch rubbed the Blue-Emu sign, it started peeling off the outside wall. A portion of it stuck to Denny Hamlin’s grill and another attached to Tyler Reddick’s front fender.It was a weird scene, even for NASCAR, and arguably as odd as racing without fans and with masks and social-distancing mandates. Blue-Emu, you might recall, is the sponsor that fired Bubba Wallace for rage-quitting during an iRacing event in which the topical pain reliever was sponsoring the driver. Associated Press More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing 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 — This is the first of 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. Darlington is hosting three events in four days.— Roughly 900 people have been approved to be inside the gates, all considered essential.— Teams are allowed 16 employees per car, including the driver and owner. Most owners gave up their spot because they are either over the age of 65 and at high risk for COVID-19 or their role at the track is not considered critical to competition. Several team members are helping remotely, offering a peek into how sophisticated NASCAR’s technology has become.— The first race back is called The Real Heroes 400 and is dedicated to health care workers. Names of health care workers across the country have been substituted for the drivers’ name above car doors.___ Brad Keselowski has won the second stage of NASCAR’s race at Darlington Speedway, the sport’s first live event in 10 weeks.It was Keselowski’s second stage win of the season. He led Alex Bowman, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer to the checkered line as the stage ended.Keselowski started on the pole after qualifying was set by a random draw.The third and final stage will determine the race winner.___ ___4:45 p.mRyan Newman is running in the top 10 in his first race back since a horrific crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500.Newman suffered a head injury as he skidded across the finish line in the season opener. His return comes exactly three months after the Feb. 17 accident.Newman started 21st in a Ford for Roush Fenway Racing. “I felt like I was going to be able to exit the corner side by side with them and things just went horribly wrong there,” Johnson said. “I feel terrible for my team and everybody at Hendrick Motorsports. We’ve got great race cars and things are coming in the right direction, but things just really didn’t turn out there on Turn 2.”Johnson arrived at Darlington with just 13 laps led in the first four events of the year. He is scheduled to retire from full-time competition at the end of the season. Johnson crashed as he was trying to put Chris Buescher a lap down. It ended his day.“I don’t want one single person to get down,” said Johnson’s crew chief, Cliff Daniels. “We’ve got a great race car, so don’t you get down.”William Byron won the opening stage.Ryan Newman and Chase Elliott were called for speeding on pit road following Johnson’s accident. ___5:15 p.m.Ricky Stenhouse Jr. calls his opening-lap crash “pretty embarrassing.”Stenhouse crashed exiting the second turn on the first lap at Darlington Raceway. His crumpled car was spitting flames as he drove to the garage. He retired from the race without completing a lap. He finished last in the 40-car field. “Not really sure a whole lot what to say there about our first lap, first corner,” he said. “Pretty embarrassing for myself, our team, our crew guys. I feel awful for them. They put a lot of hard work into getting our cars ready.” His 50th career Cup Series victory felt like a lot like the others — until he climbed out of his No. 4 Ford.“Dead silence,” he said, looking at the empty stands. “It is weird just because there’s nobody up there.”Harvick won NASCAR’s return race, taking the checkered flag at Darlington Raceway 71 days after the series’ last event.Harvick took the lead from Alex Bowman on a late restart and pulled away over the final 30 laps. Bowman finished second, followed by Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin. Harvick is the only driver to finish in the top 10 in each of the Cup Series’ five races this season. He made the series’ resumption look like a Sunday drive in what surely will go down as one of the strangest races in NASCAR history. Masks, social distancing, remote broadcasting and a fan-free speedway were among the most noticeable differences in the return.last_img read more

Q&A with editor from the Stanford Daily

first_imgDT: USC’s offensive line isn’t nearly as big as Stanford’s, but it has shown improvement over the past couple weeks. Do you think Stanford can afford to hold off on blitzes and depend on their defensive line to pressure Cody Kessler into mistakes?SD: Stanford’s defensive line got a huge boost last week when senior defensive end Henry Anderson returned from an injury suffered in Week 3 against Army, and it definitely showed against Oregon, even with Ben Gardner out for the rest of the season. Anderson, Josh Mauro and David Parry are a formidable force up front and even though the depth on the line is a lot shakier than it was at the beginning of the season, all three of them have been making huge plays every game and have consistently brought pressure on quarterbacks. I definitely think that the defensive line can get enough push and we’ve been seeing that in the last few weeks. I really think that this Stanford front seven is one of the best this school has ever seen and that it can get good pressure against any line in the country. Daily Trojan sports editor Will Laws interviewed Do Hyoung-Park, the sports editor of the Stanford Daily, earlier this week to give USC fans a better feel for the Cardinal ahead of Saturday’s showdown at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. DT: Some thought that the Stanford offense would take a dip this year after the graduation of tailback Stepfan Taylor — but the Cardinal haven’t missed a beat, and have unearthed another gem in Tyler Gaffney. Taylor absolutely ripped USC last year for 213 total yards and two touchdowns. How does Gaffney compare to his predecessor?SD: Most of us at Stanford thought that the running game — and by extension, the offense — would take a big hit with the graduation of Taylor, too. But Gaffney emerged early as a power back that had the vision and raw physical drive that could give the Card that production again and forced Shaw’s hand to make him the clear number one — after a year off for baseball, no less. I don’t think he’s quite on Taylor’s level — after all, you can’t simply replace a school’s all-time leading rusher and expect there not to be a dip in production — but Gaff has been an absolute workhorse this year. His ability to run downhill and smash for yards after contact has paid off in a huge way for the run game. It also helps that he runs behind Stanford’s monster offensive line. DT: For the second straight year, Stanford wrecked Oregon’s hopes for a national championship and now control their own destiny in the race for the Rose Bowl. What’s the mood on campus like right now after last week’s big win? Are the Cardinal faithful taking USC seriously as a potential challenger?SD: The thing about Stanford is that there’s a significant portion of the campus that is relatively ambivalent about football, so everyday life and mood hasn’t been affected too much. Within the football-aware crowd, though, it seems like everybody is reasonably confident and hopeful for the rest of the season.That being said, though, a lot of people here are worried about the USC game. The last four Stanford-USC matchups showed that regardless of the differing levels of success of both teams in any given year, the games themselves have been tense nail-biters. None of those games disappointed in terms of matchup value and challenge in any way. Everybody knows that and everybody knows the extent and significance of the rivalry between the two teams, and so I think one would be hard-pressed to find a fan expecting anything less than a close, gritty matchup at the Coliseum on Stanford’s campus. It’s definitely a trap game after the huge Oregon win and a full Coliseum after College GameDay egging on a resurgent USC team that still has Rose Bowl hopes will definitely be a big challenge.center_img Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan DT: In the end, how do you see Saturday’s showdown shaking out?SD: I think that it’ll be a physical, defensive game dictated by the battle in the trenches as each team tries to establish a running game. I mentioned earlier that a lot of people are really worried about the matchup, but I do think that Stanford’s going to take a lot of confidence into the Coliseum after the Oregon win and I expect Hogan to be able to find receivers open for some big plays in the passing game, especially if it can get a running game going. I think it’ll be relatively close, but I’ll take the Cardinal.Prediction: 21-10 Stanfordlast_img read more

Miranda Drummond continues hot-shooting in Syracuse’s blowout win

first_img Comments Miranda Drummond smiled and shook her head. It had been a bit over three minutes, but Syracuse was already well on its way to a blowout. The senior had kept her shoulders to the rim from the opening tip. She drained Syracuse’s first basket from the right elbow. Then she hit in the 3-pointer that put Niagara down by double-digits. As she entered the Syracuse huddle, her teammates’ embrace broke her stoism. Her shoulders dropped, and for the first time since the opening tip, she appeared relaxed.“I guess, for me, making my first shot, it sets a good tone,” Drummond said.Drummond’s scoring outburst helped the No. 15 Orange (9-2) to a 94-45 blowout win over Niagara (3-7). The senior scored 19 points on 6 for 11 shooting from the field to lead SU. Her quick trigger on the 3-point line jump-started runs and provided the punch when Niagara grabbed even the slightest bit of momentum.Since the beginning the season, Drummond has dealt with lower back pain that has held her out of practice some days. Two weeks ago, Drummond said that she hadn’t been participating in most of the Orange’s contact and one-on-one drills. After the Orange beat Towson on Dec. 2, Drummond joked that it hurts when she crashes for rebounds, shoots and gets fouled. On one play at the end of the half in that game, she was fouled on a 3-pointer and was thrown to the ground with the defender.She landed on her stomach — that’s the worst pain, she said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe senior hasn’t stopped though.Through the pain, she’s experienced her best stretch of the season. SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said after the Orange’s last win he told Drummond she needs to “hunt” her shot. He said earlier this season he wants that from all of his players since “selfish turnovers” are a result of over-passing. If you can make a shot, take it. Since then, Drummond has scored double-digit points in each of her last five contests. She’s shown no hesitation at the 3-point line, where she’s shot 20 for 47 since she scored a season-high 21 points in the Orange’s last-second win over then-No. 16 DePaul.Postgame Monday, Drummond said that she’s around “75 percent.” Recently, she’s been practicing in full and has experienced no setbacks. Her shiftiness and quick release provided Syracuse a boost from the opening tip.Prior to the season Hillsman said SU would play a high-low type game in the painted area with his forwards which would increase the assist production from the group. Though that hasn’t materialized in the Orange’s fast-paced, quick trigger offense, he urged that guards and forwards contribute on the glass with intensity.In the first quarter, as she boosted the Orange from the outside, Drummond crashed back in, grabbed an offensive rebound and drew a foul. A model of the “balance” that Hillsman has mentioned repeatedly this season, Drummond tied the team lead in offensive rebounds — two isn’t a high number, Hillsman said, but he’d prefer limited opportunities when SU shoots over 51 percent — and tacked on five steals.Later in the half, SU point guard Tiana Mangakahia, who had a season-high 15 assists in Syracuse’s win, pushed the ball up the court and looked back at Drummond who trailed. As she approached the 3-point line, she hesitated and then darted to the rim, shoveling a no-look pass behind her back that led perfectly into Drummond’s hop. Drummond’s 3-pointer put the Orange ahead by 23. The senior waved her hand in celebration and posed as the crowd screeched.“She’s a phenomenal shooter,” Hillsman said. “We need to continue to find her in transition. … Whenever she can get standstill 3’s, she’s probably going to make those.”Standing by the free-throw line before halftime, Drummond’s eyes drifted to the sideline where she saw Digna Strautmane rise from the bench. Drummond rolled her eyes and prepped to leave the court. It was the Orange’s game: Emily Engstler had a career-high 16 points, Mangakahia’s passing set up teammates with ease and all but three players scored for SU. But Drummond dominated.She kept a straight face as she walked down the bench offering high-fives to her teammates. But as she went to sit down, again, she shook her head, and cracked a grin. This wasn’t out of the ordinary, this was Drummond. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

MAN WHO STABBED PAL IN CHEST AFTER FOOTBALL GAME WALKS FREE

first_imgA man who stabbed his friend in the chest after they had watched a football game together has walked free from court.Man was stabbed with a pen-knifeJoseph Boyle, 21, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday charged with a Section 3 assault. Boyle admitted stabbing his friend Dylan Loughlin with a small penknife and causing an 18 cm slash wound to his chest on November 8th, 2012.The pair had been drinking together with other friends after watching a football game on television in a house at Dr.McGinley Road in Letterkenny.The court was told that there had been a disagreement over a laptop computer and Boyle and  Laughlin ended up wrestling together.After wrestling on the ground Laughlin realised he had been stabbed by Boyle who had then thrown the knife over a wall.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital and received 14 stitches to his wound.Boyle, of 14 Glendale Drive, Letterkenny, admitted the charge but said it had all been a blur as he had been drinking heavily.Judge Francis Comerford said that school pals often had rows but a row involving a knife and the crying of a knife was a serious offence.However he said he was satisfied that since the incident, Boyle had not come to the attention of Gardai.He said the accused had now shown a certain degree of maturity and Boyle also said he now had an interview to get a place on a FAS course.Judge Comerford said he was replacing a two year jail sentence with 160 hours community service.MAN WHO STABBED PAL IN CHEST AFTER FOOTBALL GAME WALKS FREE was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDylan LoughlinJoe BoyleletterkennySTABBEDlast_img read more