Scoreboard roundup — 8/8/19

first_img Written by August 9, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/8/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 12, Toronto 6Boston 3, LA Angels 0Detroit 10, Kansas City 8Cleveland 7, Minnesota 5NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 9, Atlanta 2Chi Cubs 12, Cincinnati 5San Francisco 5, Philadelphia 0San Diego 9, Colorado 3WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSWashington 91, Indiana 78LA Sparks 84, Phoenix 74Seattle 69, Dallas 57NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASONBuffalo 24, Indianapolis 16NY Giants 31, NY Jets 22Cleveland 30, Washington 10Baltimore 29, Jacksonville 0New England 31, Detroit 3Tennessee 27, Philadelphia 10Miami 34, Atlanta 27Green Bay 28, Houston 26Carolina 23, Chicago 13Arizona 17, LA Chargers 13Seattle 22, Denver 14MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNew York City 3, Houston 2Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Kafka’s Dick

first_imgThis production of Kafka’s Dick, directed by Sophie Buchan and Sara Carroll, is an excellent interpretation of Bennett’s absurdist comedy. It focusses on the relationship between Kafka (Simon Motz) and Brod (Thomas Eyre-Maunsell), both of whom give energetic and vivid performances. The production examines the relationship between these two characters, and brings out too the lighter, more farcical side of the play to create some truly funny moments. The scene in which Brod tries to hide from Kafka the fact that he did not burn his books brings out the best of Eyre-Maunsell’s acting talents. Kieran Wanduragala’s Sydney is a banal man, and his contemptuous dismissal of Juliet Lough’s Linda is effective and in sharp contrast with Kafka’s encouragement of her more thoughtful side. The play works in pairs, and the dialogue between Kafka and Linda is especially effective. The directors have chosen to emphasise the literary allusions in the play, in order to highlight its subtext, and to make its satire as accessible as posible. This allows both those familiar with Kafka, and newcomers to his works, to appreciate the play. The production is ideally suited to the BT, as the intimacy highlights the absurdity of Bennett’s world, as well as emphasising the interplay between the characters. The themes which run through the comedy are excellently drawn out in a production which is both thoughtprovoking and entertaining.ARCHIVE: 1st week TT 2004last_img read more

Ellis Park update: Crews Still Working On Water Main Break

first_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Crews continue to work on the water main break that occurred at Ellis Park late Saturday afternoon and forced the track to close Sunday. The break has disrupted water flow to the grandstand and clubhouse areas.Ellis Park racing secretary Dan Bork said the stable area has access to water, with water trucks filled from a different pump. That allowed the track surface to be properly watered and maintained for Sunday training and to provide for the horses’ care, he said.“The leak is being worked on by professional crews,” Bork said. “Hopefully we’ll have a solution by end of the day. The plan is to resume live racing on Friday.”Simulcast wagering and the historical horse racing gaming operation is closed until further notice, he said.Ellis Park will provide updates as information becomes available.Ellis Park has three remaining race dates: Friday Aug. 31, Sunday Sept. 2 and Labor Day, Sept. 3. There is no live racing on Saturday Sept. 1 to accommodate the opening of Kentucky Downs’ race meet.last_img read more

Leigh Ross resigns after 9 seasons as Syracuse softball coach

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 3, 2015 at 10:35 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Syracuse head coach Leigh Ross has resigned from her position, according to a Wednesday morning SU Athletics release.“It is time for the next chapter for me and my family,” Ross said in the release. “My passion for the game remains strong and I intend to remain involved in this great sport, however, for the immediate future, I want to spend more time with Jared and Teagan as they finish high school and move on to the next phase in their lives. Syracuse will hold a special place in our heart and we are appreciative for the time we enjoyed in Central New York.”Assistant coach Mike Bosch will take over the interim head coaching duties. Bosch handled the pitching staff last season and was also Ross’ assistant at SU from 2010-12.Ross has been at the helm of the Orange since 2006, and the 2015 season was the first time in her tenure that SU didn’t make a conference tournament.Syracuse posted a 4-13 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference to go along with a 20-26 overall mark. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Authorities ask for the public’s help in locating missing woman

first_imgThe Indian River County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 65-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a week.Authorities say Ginger Widger was reported missing by her daughter around October 26th. Widger’s daughter told authorities that she last saw her mother in June and last spoke to her on October 26th.Widger was said to have lived off of the 8000 block of 129th Street, Roseland and could be in the Sebastian or Vero Lake Estates area.If you have any information about Widger you are asked to call the Indian River County Public Safety Dispatch at 772-978-6240.last_img

UCF Police Investigating “Anti-Semitic Acts” on Campus

first_imgAnti-Semitic flyers have been plastered all over the University of Central Florida campus in a second case of alleged anti-Semitism UCF officials are investigating over the past month. The flyers, posted in response to a bill aimed at denouncing anti-Semitism in schools, reads, “Florida Jews Attack Campus Free Speech.” It has left some in the UCF Jewish community uncomfortable.The flyer calls out House Bill 741, which was passed in May. The bill denounces anti-Semitism, saying anti-Semitism at schools must be handled the same way racism is. The flyer says the bill restricts “legitimate criticism of Israel and the role of Jews in the United States.”“It’s exactly the sort of anti-Semitic screed that the bill is intended to address,” said the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay.“Anytime you say that we have to have a discussion about the evil impact of Jews in our society, everything you say after that’s absolutely irrelevant. They had no point other than they are bigoted, hateful people,” Fine said.Other anti-Semitic flyers were posted on a Chabad sign near campus last month, concerning Jewish students.The UCF Police Department says it is aware of the flyers and is actively investigating.last_img read more

Jury: U.S. Marine Veteran Sentenced to Death for Killing Two Florida Cops

first_imgA Central Florida convicted cop killer is sentenced to die. A jury in Osceola County yesterday unanimously recommended that 20-year-Marine veteran Everett Miller get the death sentence for killing two Kissimmee police officers two years ago.The 12-member jury deliberated for five-and-a-half hours at the Osceola County Courthouse before deciding unanimously the Marine Corps veteran should be sentenced to death for fatally shooting 36 year old Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard and 26 Officer Matthew Baxter. The same jury found Miller, 48, guilty of first-degree murder on Sept. 11 in the 2017 killings.Defense attorney Roseanne Eckert told jurors Miller would die in prison for killing Baxter and Howard regardless of their vote — but the jury would decide if it’s by natural causes or at the hands of the state.“I’m going to ask you to consider how Master Sgt. Miller, the proud decorated Marine, turned into this broken, barefooted mentally ill man,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with considering mercy and redemption.” in the months before the killings, lost his job at a packaging company, became homeless and broke up with his girlfriend. She said the former Marine suffered from depression and PTSD.Jurors found the state proved beyond a reasonable doubt four aggravating factors sufficient to warrant death. But the jury did not find Miller’s defense attorneys proved any mitigating factors that supported a sentence of life imprisonment, including circumstances surrounding his life and military service. But the prosecution said Miller had family members who cared about him during this period and received treatment from the VA, but he missed appointments and refused to take medication.During closing arguments at the Osceola County Courthouse, Assistant State Attorney Ryan Williams said the Marine Corps veteran was angry about the course of his life and adopted extremist anti-government beliefs, which led to him blaming law enforcement officers.Williams said he was surprised the jury found no mitigating factors were proven because during closing arguments, he conceded Miller had a successful career in the Marine Corps.The defense attorney for 48-year-old Miller were asking for life in prison saying Miller was a loving father and son with an exceptional military career who was under extreme emotional distress that caused him to be manic and paranoid.“There’s no doubt that Glenn Miller was out of his mind that summer,” she said.Be sure to check out Karen’s Full Rigor podcast coming up on Monday. It revisits the slaying of Palm Beach County Deputy Sgt. Rocky Hunt who was the last Palm Beach County officer shot in the line of duty. His killer, Nicholas Hardy, turned the officers gun on himself and survived. He was sentenced to death, just like Everett Miller, but his sentence was commuted to life.Click here to listen.last_img read more

Miami daycare worker allegedly “violently shook” and “slapped” crying baby

first_imgPolice say a Miami daycare worker allegedly violently shook and slapped a baby when he wouldn’t stop crying.According to an arrest report, an 11-month-old boy was crying in his crib at the Thumbelina Learning Center, when a witness said Marta Jimenez,58, a caregiver at the daycare, picked the baby up and shook him violently.The witness also stated that Jimenez then “placed the victim back in the crib, grabbed and slapped the victim on his body and face,” according to the arrest report.Jimenez was arrested for child abuse and authorities say she denied the allegations.last_img

Daycare teacher broke 3-year-old child’s leg,

first_imgA Florida daycare teacher was arrested after police say she broke a 3-year-old child’s leg because he was misbehaving in class.According to a police report by the Boca Raton police, the child’s mother dropped her son off at the Early Learning Academy on Jan. 10th. The boy’s father got a call around 11 a.m. and staff members told him the boy’s leg was injured from kicking a metal chair. The boy did not get picked up till around 3:45 p.m.The child’s mother told police her son was in severe pain so she took him to the hospital where they took x-rays and was diagnosed with a fracture to his right leg.Boca Raton police say the boy said he got hurt when his teacher, 24-year-old Estefany Acosta, sat on him because he was misbehaving.Acosta was questioned by authorities and she initially stated that the boy suffered the injury from kicking a metal chair, but later changed her story when school administrators told her the classroom was under video surveillance. “she got nervous and changed her story. Acosta claimed that [the child] could have been injured when she accidentally fell on him,” the arrest report stated.Police reviewed the surveillance video and found that Acosta did injure the child. She was later arrested for aggravated child abuse and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.last_img read more

Amazon Prime Truck Catches Fire on Turnpike Near Jupiter

first_imgA part of the Florida Turnpike in southern Martin County was closed for a time Wednesday morning, as fire rescue crews responded to an Amazon Prime truck fire.It happened in the southbound lanes, just before Indiantown Road in Jupiter.Photo courtesy: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)Photos from the Florida Department of Transportation showed the truck engulfed in flames on the shoulder of the highway.One southbound lane reopened shortly before 9 a.m., and there are no reports of injuries.last_img