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Malverne Man Charged in Hunting Trip Shooting Death

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Malverne volunteer firefighter has been indicted for allegedly shooting his 52-year-old friend to death on an upstate New York deer hunting trip five months ago.Robert Gerbino pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Otsego County court to criminally negligent homicide, prosecutors confirmed to the Press.Authorities said the 57-year-old man was hunting in Westford when he mistakenly shot fellow firefighter Charles Bruce to death on Nov. 16, 2013.Bruce was pronounced dead at the scene. Gerbina was released without bail and is due back in court next month.last_img read more

Rangers Ifeanyi George gets burial date

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Rangers International FC striker, Ifeanyi George, will be interred on Saturday (tomorrow), The Eagle Online has gathered. The late forward, who died in a ghastly car crash, according to the former league champions Twitter handle: @RangersInt’Ifc, would buried in Lagos. The club tweeted: Our former attacking sensation, the Late Ifeanyi George Onwubiko, will be buried tomorrow, March 28, 2020 in Lagos. “With the prevailing health situation in the country, only few family members and friends will be allowed to witness the sad event. Adieu!! George.” George and a player of Abia Comet, Emmanuel Ogbu, a third person lost their lives when the vehicle they were travelling in ran under a trailer on the Benin-Ore Expressway. They were on their way to Lagos after the League Management Company suspended matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League following the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease in Nigeria. Eteka Gabriel, a friend of George, also died in the crash.Tags: burialEnugu StateIfeanyi GeorgeLagosRangers International FClast_img read more

LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin set to return April 3

first_img“But when that day comes, we’ll know. The good news is, we’ll have practice – we could have two – but we’ll probably have just one before he plays. And the question, more importantly, is not the starting, it’s how many minutes in a row can he play. If you went by yesterday, it would be three, you know?”Rivers was laughing.The Clippers (45-27) are 28-14 without Griffin. He averaged 23.2 points and 8.7 rebounds before going down.Another distributorIt’s easy to forget how well Griffin passes the ball because he’s a power forward known more for scoring and rebounding. But along with averaging 23.2 points and 8.7 rebounds, Griffin averaged 5.0 assists in the 30 games he’s played this season.That’s one of the things Rivers is looking forward to upon Griffin’s return to action.“What Blake gives you is more options to run stuff,” he said. “It gives you another ballhandler. Basically, at the end of games, right now it’s in Chris’s hands and Chris has to make the decision and the play and now you have two guys who can do that. That makes you a lot more dangerous.”Point guard Chris Paul leads the team in assists with a 9.8 average. Griffin is second.UpcomingThe Clippers next host Boston on Monday night. They’ll then hit the road for games Wednesday at Minnesota and Thursday at Oklahoma City before returning home to play Washington. Blake Griffin of the L.A. Clippers looked so good in practice Saturday that coach Doc Rivers announced Sunday morning Griffin would begin his four-game suspension that afternoon against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. That means he’ll be eligible to play next Sunday when the Clippers host the Washington Wizards.It was Griffin’s first practice since being medically cleared, and Rivers said it was obvious he is ready.“Yeah, I kind of thought that before (the practice), but I still wanted to see him; that’s why I didn’t want to say anything,” Rivers said before his team defeated the Nuggets 105-90. “He wanted to practice the last practice we had (Tuesday) and we wouldn’t let him. Usually when a player starts talking that way, you know he’s ready to practice and wants to go out.“We just felt like the extra three or four days to this practice would help. I think Blake would probably disagree with that. He thought he should have practiced the last one. But he looked great. He had no endurance as far as his wind, but as far as just playing basketball, he looked terrific.” When Rivers told reporters Saturday that Griffin would practice for the first time, he said there will be some rust. He was right.“It’s amazing watching what three months does, though, as far as memory of the sets and the timing,” Rivers said. “That wasn’t pretty. But overall, he looked good.”Griffin first suffered a partially torn left quad tendon, an injury that was discovered after the Clippers beat the Lakers on Christmas night. Griffin then sustained a fractured right hand when he punched team assistant equipment manager Matias Testi on Jan. 23 in Toronto.The hand healed quicker than the quad, which was unexpected. But Griffin is good now. Rivers was asked if he will start Griffin his first game back.“It’s a good question,” Rivers said. “We figure we have five or six or seven, whatever, more days. And, honestly, I don’t know if you can get him in condition to play 35 minutes or 30 minutes right away. My guess right now is we’re going to start him.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA postpones draft lottery, combine

first_imgThe news comes at a key time for the league, with some player agents and team personnel reportedly calling for the remainder of the 2019-20 season to be canceled. LeBron James, however, spoke out in support of finishing the campaign on Twitter on Thursday.The scouting combine typically involves about 70 players — along with front office personnel, doctors and members of the media — gathering to run drills, play games against one another and receive medical examinations.  The NBA was the first major sports league in the United States to suspend play because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and no games have taken place since March 11. The league has missed 259 regular-season games during the shutdown. The decision came out of a conference call with the league’s Board of Governors, which voted to postpone the lottery and combine but delayed deciding on the draft itself, which is scheduled for June 25.  SN MOCK DRAFT: Warriors face tough decision with top pickThe group also discussed the possibility of moving the start of the 2020-21 season back to December, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. While the discussions were not definitive, pushing back the league calendar may increase the chances of  games to be played with fans inside arenas. The NBA has postponed its annual draft lottery and predraft scouting combine, citing the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced Friday.Both events were scheduled to take place in May in Chicago.last_img read more