Deer Park Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Critical

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old man was killed when a vehicle he was riding in crashed in Deer Park, critically wounding two fellow Wyandanch residents who were also in the auto early Monday morning.Suffolk County police said Hamzah Abdul-Hakim was one of three occupants in an Infiniti that was heading southbound on Straight Path when the vehicle struck a tree south of Sagamore Lane at 4:30 a.m.Abdul-Hakim, who was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated, was pronounced dead at the scene.One of the other occupants, 28-year-old Ismail Latif, was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.The third occupant, 31-year-old Darnell Snell, who also had to be extricated, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.Investigators are still working to determine who was driving the vehicle.First Squad detectives impounded the Infiniti, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident and has not been interviewed by detectives to call them at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Badgers look to rebound against Alaska following beatdown verse Gophers

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team will host the Alaska Nanooks in a two-game series this Friday and Saturday in the Kohl Center. These games are the third and fourth game of an eight-game home stretch in Madison for the Badgers.The Nanooks (7-13-4, 5-11-4 WCHA) just traded games in a series at Northern Michigan and travel to Madison in the hopes of surpassing the .500 mark in away games for the first time this season. Wisconsin is the first non-conference opponent Alaska has faced since late October, giving extra incentive to win a few in this late-season matchup.The Badgers (4-12-6, 1-7-2 Big Ten), coming off consecutive losses to rival Minnesota at home, are looking for a rebound series to boost them through to the rest of a nasty Big Ten Conference schedule. Even though Alaska is not an in-conference foe for Wisconsin, a win is much needed for a team on a four-game losing skid in danger of dropping out of the Big Ten race. The Badgers will suffer a loss as senior captain Eddie Witchow will miss the first five minutes of the Friday game against Alaska, a result from a penalty for a hit to the head on Minnesota’s Tommy Novak last Saturday.Alaska and Wisconsin are both coming into this series with something to prove. Neither teams have lived up to expectations this year, but have shown moments of greatness at unlikely times. Wisconsin has surprising three-goal wins over both Michigan State and No. 1 North Dakota while Alaska boasts impressive victories over Northern Michigan and Bemidji State. Despite these brief moments of success, neither squad has been able to win close games against lesser teams and impose their will.The winner will ultimately be determined by who is ready to play come Friday. The teams take the ice Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. CT.Wisconsin keys to victory:Create a more balanced offensive attack. The past few weeks the Badgers have been a one or two-man offensive threat, relying on Grant Besse or Cameron Hughes to make things happen. This lack of offensive depth limits the opportunities and possession time the Badgers have to wear down the opposing front, ultimately forcing the defense to pick up the slack.Control possession of the puck. The inability to control the time of possession was a major factor in the second blowout loss to the Gophers, as Wisconsin lost the face-off battle 31-17 and turned the puck over at a very high rate. A more aggressive front on offense will shift the weight of defending onto Alaska and give Wisconsin a higher likelihood of a luck deflection or opportunity.Alaska player to watch: Tyler MorleyThe Nanook to keep an eye on over the weekend is senior captain Tyler Morley. The 5-foot-8 Canadian has been a force for Alaska over his career and is continuing it this season, leading the team with 12 goals while the next best scorer has only three. In his long history as a Nanook, he has notched 92 points in only 100 games and worked his way to one of the best forwards in the WCHA.Morley’s quickness and agility will prove tough to deal with for the Badgers as they continue to struggle against a more agile attack. UW freshman goalie Matt Jurusik will surely be tested by this experienced member of a hungry squad. Watch for him to be the ringer for this Alaska team this weekend.last_img read more

SBTech signs up Azerbaijan operator eTopaz to its platform

first_img OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects July 6, 2020 Share Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Related Articles eTopaz, the exclusive sportsbook of the monopoly state lottery of Azerbaijan, part of Azerinteltek‘s Topaz brand, has announced that it will power its future growth with SBTech’s award-winning fully managed platform to benefit from SBTech’s sportsbook experience in a deal with of one of the industry’s leading providers of iGaming platform and sports betting solutions and services.EL member Azerinteltek offers sports betting both online and through a network of over 500 retail locations under the brand Topaz. eTopaz is the sole exclusive online licensed dealer of Azelinteltek, serving tens of thousands of users within Azerbaijan.  Following the launch of the SBTech platform, its customers will now be able to enjoy a wide range of cutting-edge sports betting features, including a customisable, fully responsive front end, partial cash out and ‘bank my stake’ options, automatic enhanced combo bets, best-in-class live betting and a fully comprehensive offering of live streaming.Supported by the Chameleon360 iGaming platform, eTopaz will take advantage of a full suite of player management services, including configurable bonusing, payment processing, CRM, internal marketing operations and advanced reporting. In addition, the company will benefit from unrivalled big data analytics, allowing ever-increasing levels of personalisation, engagement and bet suggestions.SBTech was awarded the contract via a competitive tender, having demonstrated its compliance with all regulatory requirements. This is the second time in recent months that the company has succeeded in partnering with a major lottery operator, following its deal with Sazka, the dominant lottery player in the Czech Republic, which also holds equity in OPAP, the Greek state lottery, as well as Casinos Austria and various other operators.eTopaz CEO and Azerinteltek Board Member, Altay Aliyev, said: “In order to build on our position as the sole online sports betting operator in Azerbaijan, we have taken the decision to partner with SBTech, on account of the strength of its award-winning sportsbook. The Chameleon360 platform’s wide range of revenue-generating features and the company’s demonstrable commitment to innovation and proven versatility were pivotal in our choice, and we anticipate substantial growth as a result of the new products we shall be offering to our customers.”Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech, added: “We are delighted to be launching our sportsbook with eTopaz and providing our market-leading platform and fully managed sports betting services. This agreement further advances our strategy of becoming the foremost provider of sports betting solutions to state lotteries, as well the leading supplier of platform products and services in regulated markets.”last_img read more

Chelsea on top of the EPL

first_imgLONDON (AP):Sixteen goals scored without reply. Five successive wins. And now top of the English Premier League. Chelsea are a club transformed under Antonio Conte.Eden Hazard scored twice in a 5-0 demolition of Everton yesterday that demonstrated the attacking might that is capable of propelling Chelsea to the title.And the ruthless display came against an Everton side which boasted the league’s second-best defensive record before heading to west London, and earned a 1-1 draw at Manchester City a month ago.City headed into the game against Middlesbrough in top place, but stumbled to a 1-1 draw to leave Pep Guardiola’s side with one win in five.Eden Hazard epitomises the revival of the team that was hovering above the relegation zone a year ago in the closing weeks of JosÈ Mourinho’s second spell in charge.OPENING GOALHazard has already eclipsed last season’s five-goal haul in the league by taking his tally to seven against Everton. The Belgium winger cut in from the left before netting the opener in the 19th minute and Chelsea scored again within 25 seconds of the restart. Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez combined to set up Marcos Alonso, who struck through goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg’s legs for his first Chelsea goal.Diego Costa grabbed Chelsea’s third before half-time after Nemanja Matic was left unmarked to head a corner into the path of the striker.The pick of the goals came 10 minutes after the break with a move started and completed by Hazard after a one-two with Victor Moses. Hazard weaved into the penalty area before striking past Stekelenburg.Costa was the creator of the fifth, winning the ball around the halfway line and darting down the field unchallenged before passing to Hazard. Although Hazard was denied a hat-trick by Stekelenburg, Pedro was on hand to tap into the empty net.Other results: Manchester City 1 Middlesbrough 1; Bournemouth 1 Sunderland 2; Burnley 3 Crystal Palace 2; West Ham 1 Stoke 1.last_img read more

Spanish Liga to file complaint vs PSG over Neymar

first_imgNeymar of Barcelona reacts during their International Champions Cup football match at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMALSpain’s football league chief Javier Tebas said he will file a complaint with UEFA for financial fair play breaches against Paris Saint-Germain over their pursuit of Brazilian superstar Neymar.PSG are rumored to be weighing up a bid for the Barcelona forward at more than 200 million euros, enough to trigger the 25-year-old’s transfer release clause.ADVERTISEMENT “La Liga will file this complaint because it’s a problem for La Liga’s competitiveness. Today it’s happened to Barca, tomorrow it could happen to Real Madrid, it’s happened to Atletico Madrid,” Tebas, the La Liga chairman, told Mundo Deportivo.Should PSG bid, and then pay, the 222 million euros needed to prise Neymar from the Catalan capital, they would struggle to meet UEFA’s financial fair play conditions that limit a team to losses of no more than 30 million euros over a three-year cycle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnd that is despite a mega-money sponsorship deal with the Qatar tourism board.According to Tebas, “no-one believes” the commercial revenue figures presented by PSG to justify their spending. After 4-0 start, surging NLEX going for more Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant PSG are owned by Oryx Qatar Sports Investments.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “PSG cannot have figures in which PSG’s commercial rights exceed those of Real Madrid and Barcelona,” said Tebas.“No-one believes that. We’ve carried out economic studies and it’s impossible.“It means that the Qatari state is injecting money and that violates UEFA’s financial fair play rules and the European Union’s norms of economic competition, and we’re going to file a complaint.”In 2014, PSG were fined 60 million euros and handed transfer spending restrictions by UEFA for breaching financial fair play rules.UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) has also stated that PSG’s 200 million euros a year image rights contract with the Qatari tourist board is inflated and double its “true value”.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

Need to educate sportspersons on what battles need to be taken up and what left alone

first_imgMini KapoorIn his short Test career of only four previous outings so far, Moeen Ali had already given notice of his grit. At Leeds earlier this summer, England were chasing 350 to save the series against Sri Lanka. The 27-year-old remained not out on 108, while around him his teammates,Mini KapoorIn his short Test career of only four previous outings so far, Moeen Ali had already given notice of his grit. At Leeds earlier this summer, England were chasing 350 to save the series against Sri Lanka. The 27-year-old remained not out on 108, while around him his teammates folded, not one of them even registering a half-century.At Southampton against India, his team did not really need him to contribute runs. They were already on their way to a huge innings total (eventually 569 for 7, declared). But in the course of his 12-run stint, Ali wore two wristbands and brought cricket to stare squarely at questions of where politics and sport intersect, what proclamations of solidarity may be acceptable on the field, and how the game’s powers-that be could corrode its capacity to be a force for good.The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) took the considered and, in the circumstances, correct view that while Ali did not alert them that he’d be wearing the bands (“Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine”), they would not subsequently restrain him from doing so.”Moeen has done nothing wrong,” a spokesperson was quoted as saying, and the case was made that his was a humanitarian statement, not a political one. (It is not incidental that freeing of Palestinian Territories is written into the two-state solution Israel is anyway committed to, and Ali was hardly airing a revolutionary, incendiary or even secessionist message.)Moeen AliThe International Cricket Council (ICC) did not agree, and banned him from wearing the bands. If, therefore, it is the ICC’s case that sport and politics do not mix, it does not wash. Certainly not when the Indian Premier League, treasure of the BCCI, which in turn controls the ICC, could be made to submit to not fielding Sri Lankan players in Chennai matches, thereby dishonouring sport’s first responsibility to sportsmanship. No distilling of the spirit of the Basil D’Oliveira affair here! And this, after Pakistan’s talented cricketers would find themselves unappealing and unworthy of a bid to IPL franchisees.Definitely not, in ECB’s case, when a decade ago it chickened out over taking a call on whether to play a World Cup match in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe by leaving it to the players. Nasser Hussain would later recall in his autobiography that it was “the most traumatic time” of his life.advertisementAll of the above are terrible abdications by the BCCI and ECB. But the point is not that the cricket field become an open space for any and every slogan, but that the administrators need to be more responsive on why certain messaging is okay or not.Because on the field, in utterances of inclusion , sport has found its most convincing reason to be the public spectacle it is. Individual athletes have led the way. India’s champion hockey players, as David Wallechinsky’s Olympics almanacs remind us, may have had to march behind the British flag at the Berlin in 1936, but in the dressing room they gathered around the tricolour (then of the Indian National Congress). On the field at Mexico City in 1968, three men gave the 200 m sprint a nobility no amount of record-breaking by heroes like Michael Johnson and Usain Bolt could possibly match.When Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos (gold and bronze) came to the medal ceremony barefooted and raised a blackgloved arm each in the Black Power salute, the International Olympic Committee was livid. The US Committee stood by them initially, but faced with the prospect of its other athletes being disqualified, it caved in. (The support Smith and Carlos got from silver medallist Peter Norman, an Australian, is stuff of spinetingling heroism.)It is said sportspersons are not ordinary people like you or me. But they are young, these exceptional men and women. With their performance, they take spectators out of our everyday worlds. When they push the envelope on what is the progressive thing to do, they-and, by extension, we-deserve to know exactly why not. And perhaps, the line between why so and why not may be better drawn when administrators articulate the reasons for their decisions. For one, it’d educate them on what battles must be taken up and what should be left alone.last_img read more

Column Why Ohio State will beat Penn State

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in for a touchdown in the first quarter against Nebraska in Memorial Stadium on Oct. 14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State football team that lost to Oklahoma in the second week of the season would not beat Penn State Saturday afternoon. It would not even be a competitive game.But the Buckeye team that lost is not the same one that will take the field against the Nittany Lions. Ohio State has improved at every facet of the game over the past six weeks — besides special teams, of course — and will enter the game with a nice mix of momentum, health and energy, as it had last week off.Ohio State’s steady improvement begins with an offense that in the first couple games of the season looked anything but threatening, despite quarterback J.T. Barrett returning for his fifth year and the addition of heralded co-offensive coordinators Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day. Barrett completed just 19-of-35 passes for 183 yards and an interception against Oklahoma. Since that game, everything on offense changed, none of it happened overnight. With the next five games against overmatched opponents, the Buckeyes slowly added facets to their offense. Now, Ohio State enters its game against Penn State as an offense capable of hitting plays in the pass and run games. It has six receivers who have defined roles, two consistently productive running backs, two improving tight ends and a confident quarterback playing potentially the best football of his collegiate career.Head coach Urban Meyer praised the Nittany Lions’ defensive aggression. Last week, the unit, which averages the fourth-most sacks per game in the nation, sacked Michigan quarterback John O’Korn seven times. It will not have nearly as much success against an Ohio State line led by center Billy Price and left tackle Jamarco Jones. Last year, Penn State picked apart right tackle Isaiah Prince, pressuring Barrett throughout the game. But even he has looked substantially improved.Wilson and Day have had two weeks of rest, preparing to attack a defense buoyed by Thorpe Award semifinalists safety Marcus Allen and cornerback Grant Haley. On Wednesday, Meyer called Penn State’s defense the best in the country. With a month and a half of consistent improvement, Ohio State is ready for the task at hand, one they weren’t ready for early in the season.On the other side of the ball, Ohio State’s defensive line has the potential to make quarterback Trace McSorley’s night difficult. The dual-threat signal-caller combined with running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Mike Gesicki and a talented group of wideouts led by DaeSean Hamilton is one of the best skill position groups in the country. But to Penn State’s detriment, the offensive line is its weakness. That’s a problem when defensive ends Nick Bosa, Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes and Sam Hubbard are taking their turns rushing McSorley — or all rushing at once. If the Nittany Lion offensive line can give McSorley a chance to drop back and view the field, Penn State might be dangerous. What was Ohio State’s biggest weakness at the beginning of the year remains just that, as its defensive backfield has not impressed. In the last five games, teams have struggled to put up passing yardage, but that has happened due to their weak passing attacks rather than Ohio State’s marked improvement.The Buckeyes’ linebackers, led by Jerome Baker, can help cover Gesicki and Barkley. But if McSorley has time in the pocket or can escape pressure, as Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield did successfully, Ohio State could find itself in trouble.But that scenario will not happen. With two weeks to prepare for its opponent, a home game with a packed crowd and a team out for revenge, the seemingly loose Buckeyes are more than prepared for this top-10 matchup. After Ohio State’s victory at Nebraska, Lewis admitted he and his team had been looking forward to this game for weeks. It’s finally here.With Barrett at his peak and a defensive front menacing enough to make McSorley uncomfortable enough to get rid of the ball quicker than desired, Ohio State will cruise to a 45-31 victory, stunning those who believe this will be a close game and the people who picked Penn State to take down the lower ranked team. read more

Wrestling No 2 Ohio State defeats No 10 Arizona State on the

Ohio State’s Micah Jordan wrestles Michael Kemerer in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignNo. 2 Ohio State was able to knock off No. 10 Arizona State on Sunday to advance to 3-0 on the season.Despite being without two captains and All-Americans, senior Myles Martin and redshirt junior Kollin Moore, on Sunday, the Buckeyes were able to travel to Tempe, Arizona and escape with a win against a Sun Devils team that tried and knock the Buckeyes from the ranks of the unbeaten. Both Martin and Moore spent the weekend in Romania competing for Team USA in the U23 World Championships, and were not available for this Top-10 matchup on Sunday, but the Buckeyes held their own with a 22-17 victory. The match started out in the 125-pound division that saw redshirt freshman Brady Koontz make his debut. In a lopsided match that was quite the challenge, Koontz was able to get a lone point with an escape in a 18-1 loss to the sixth-best wrestler in the country in the 125-pound class, redshirt junior Ryan Millhof.Luke Pletcher gave Ohio State its first win in the 133-pound matchup. He was able to take a 16-6 major decision to make it just a 5-4 lead for the Sun Devils.Next up, it was another captain for the Buckeyes in Joey McKenna (141 lbs) taking Arizona State’s Corey Crooks down for a half-dozen points and ultimately winning in a shutout, 13-0.In the only matchup between two nationally ranked wrestlers the No. 2 redshirt senior Micah Jordan, was able to knock off No. 11, redshirt junior Josh Maruca of the Sun Devils. After three first-period takedowns, he added five more in the second period and won in a back-and-forth affair, 18-8 by decision.At 157 pounds, Ohio State redshirt junior Ke-Shawn Hayes went toe-to-toe with Arizona State redshirt senior Christian Pagdilao. After some back-and-forth action in the first two periods, things really heated up in the third when Hayes decided to hit the deck to begin the period, breaking free for a go-ahead takedown in the closing seconds for a 4-3 win.In the 165-pound division, Arizona State redshirt junior Josh Shields, the eighth-best wrestler in the country in his class, was able to handle Ohio State redshirt freshman Kaleb Romero to a decision victory, while in the 174-pound division, defending champion redshirt junior Zahid Valencia was able to knock off Buckeyes senior Te’Shan Campbell. The Sun Devils’ momentum would continue in the 184-pound division. Arizona State sophomore Kordell Norfleet pinned Ohio State redshirt freshman Ethan Smith, giving the Sun Devils the 17-15 lead with just two bouts left to go in the meet.Ohio State needed a momentum shifter, and redshirt sophomore Kevin Snyder came through. He jumped out to an early 6-2 lead before forcing a pair of stalling warnings after getting three takedowns, guiding  him to a 12-3 decision victory against redshirt junior Austyn Harris. With the pressure mounting for the No. 2 team in the country, redshirt freshman Chase Singletary secured the victory. He and Arizona State redshirt freshman Brady Daniel battled to a 1-1 tie after six minutes. When it mattered the most, Singletary was able to get a match-winning takedown and Ohio State snuck out of Tempe with a 22-17 win and an undefeated record still intact.The Buckeyes have now won six meetings in a row against the Sun Devils, and lead the all-time series 6-2.Next up, Ohio State travels to Las Vegas, Nevada for the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on November 30th. read more

Iniesta suffered to adapt to Japan

first_imgThe former Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta said he and his family had a hard time adapting to Japanese life.One of Barcelona’s biggest stars, Andres Iniesta, decided to leave the Spanish La Liga giants to join Japanese side, Vissel Kobe.For many it was a shocking move, to others it was expected as the player is now aging but he doesn’t want to stop playing football.And now the 34-year-old explains how difficult was to adapt to the Japanese lifestyle.“I have to confess that the adaption process has not been easy during my first six months in Japan, in sporting and in family terms,” he was quoted by ESPN.“We arrived here after the World Cup, so we had hardly any time to organize ourselves.”“We have spent our time getting used to the differences between the two cultures,” he added.“Japanese customs are radically different to ours [in Spain] but, finally, we feel adapted. Now it’s time to enjoy being here.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“After a run of six or seven defeats when I first got here, I was surprised how well the fans took the bad results,” he said comparing how Barca fans feel after a bad result.“The Japanese take losing in a very different way to how we do in Spain.”“I’ve found it hard to adapt to that philosophy. I have always been very competitive. I have never liked losing. Now, I have to learn from them and see it from another point of view. They’re competitive, but they extract other conclusions from defeats,” he explained.“But my time here has been infinitely more relaxed than my spell at Barca. I was completely empty [in Spain]. I had nothing left. The pressure at a club like Barca is huge. Coming to Kobe has released me from that tension.”90 años de fútbol, de pasión y de ilusiones. Fue un privilegio jugar en @LaLiga con tantos y tantos grandes jugadores y compañeros. Por muchos años más de fútbol.— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) February 11, 2019last_img read more