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first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 Spring Awakening Related Shows Tony and Grammy winner Duncan Sheik has a very busy year ahead. Although it looks like production on the Spring Awakening film has been delayed, the Tony-winning musical will return to the Main Stem this fall. His musical adaptation of American Psycho will then take its first Broadway bow in the spring. But before any of that, he’s focusing on an even newer project. One with less angst and chainsaws, but still plenty of edge.Sheik and Kyle Jarrow will present a reading of their musical Noir with New York Stage and Film and Vassar College from July 31 through August 2. The show, inspired by live radio plays and classic film noir, tells the story of a recluse whose fascination with the couple next door fuels an obsession. Rachel Chavkin will direct.“It has a mystery thriller vibe,” Sheik, known for his blending of traditional stories and modern sound, recently told Broadway.com. “But now it feels more legitimately contemporary; it’s not a pastiche of that style.” Still, aspects of both film noir and radio plays permeate the production, including a live foley artist: “We’re playing around with the foley becoming a part of the percussive soundtrack…sometimes, the foley can be musicalized.”We spoke with Sheik in the midst of final callbacks for the Spring Awakening revival (so far, only Marlee Matlin has been announced). The Deaf West production, directed by Michael Arden, incorporates American Sign Language in the dialogue and choreography. “I’m a little bit along for the ride,” he said of revisiting the Tony-winning show. “I’m learning about this culture of deaf theatre. It’s thrilling.”As Sheik prepares to debut American Psycho, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, he has his eye on the theatrical landscape. “It’s an almost absurdly competitive year,” he says, thinking about the other musicals on tap this season. That doesn’t dissuade him from tinkering with the material; perhaps it motivates him to. “Nothing major. I think everyone’s happy with the general thrust.”Sheik promises that many faces from the New York workshop that took place earlier this year will return for the Broadway premiere, though nothing is official. When discussing Benjamin Walker, the likely frontrunner, Sheik likened him to the on-screen Patrick Bateman: “In terms of his manner, look and who he is as a person, he has a lot of aspects of the Christian Bale [portrayal.]” Still, being asked to compare him to Matt Smith, who took on the role in London, is an absurd notion: “It’s like having two best friends…you feel extremely protective.”As for another highly-anticipated project of his, that Spring Awakening movie, fans will have to hold still. “There continues to be many meetings….but we’re not going into production next spring, as far as I know.” Sheik revealed that director McG is no longer attached (after an “amicable parting”), but several directors have expressed interest.Something tells us Sheik is occupied enough for now, though.last_img read more

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Extension will offer a Backyard Flock Poultry Workshop Jan. 16 in downtown Comer. The after-work workshop, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Comer Travel Museum, will cover backyard poultry basics like breed selection, housing and nutrition, but will also cover more advanced topics like disease and parasite prevention. “This will be a workshop where beginners are going to learn a lot,” said Madison County Extension Agent Adam Speir. “But if you have had chickens for a while, you will still be able to get something out of it.” Jim Adkins, of the Sustainable Poultry Network, will be presenting the workshop along with Casey Ritz, of the UGA Department of Poultry Science. UGA’s Madison and Elbert county Extension offices are hosting the workshop, but poultry fanciers from all over northeast Georgia are invited to attend. The workshop is $20 per person, but discounts are available for families, couples and anyone who registers with their own small flock of poultry enthusiasts. Visit http://whoozin.com/W3U-7XW-WFK9 to pre-register before the Jan. 13 registration deadline. For more information or for directions to the Comer Travel Museum, call the Madison County Extension office at 706-795-2281 or email aspeir@uga.edu. For more information about the Sustainable Poultry Network visit www.sustainablepoutlrynetwork.com.last_img read more

first_img12th Judicial Circuit to dramatize Brown v. Board of Ed. 12th Judicial Circuit to dramatize Brown v. Board of Ed. The judges of the 12th Circuit, in a collaborative effort with the Manatee County Bar, the Family Heritage House Museum, and Manatee Community College, will present “Brown” May 6 at 7 p.m. at Neel Performing Arts Center on the campus of Manatee Community College. “Brown” will be a dramatization of the oral arguments of Brown v. Board of Education that led to the historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ended segregation in the nation’s school systems.In the dramatization, under the direction of Judge Durand Adams, local judges will portray the members of the United States Supreme Court, as well as filling the roles of attorney Thurgood Marshall and attorney John Davis. Following the dramatization, the audience will meet and hear from Earl Pollock, Chief Justice Earl Warren’s law clerk for the Brown decision, and Justice Joseph Hatchett, the first African American to be appointed to the Florida Supreme Court, now retired from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The presentation will conclude with reflective commentary and discussion among local educators who were personally involved in this transitional time period.A dessert reception will follow in the Family Heritage House Museum, directly across the commons on the campus of Manatee Community College.The program is open to the general public, and there is no cost for admission. For more information, contact the Manatee County Bar Association at (941) 741-4091. April 1, 2004 Regular Newslast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Tom Suozzi declares his intention to run for Nassau County Executive.Three years after Tom Suozzi narrowly lost Nassau’s top-elected position, the former county executive is aiming to get his old job back.Suozzi, a Democrat, made the announcement Wednesday on his campaign’s official website in a letter addressed to Nassau County residents, declaring his intention to challenge Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano to “restore fiscal stability to our county government and to stop the irresponsible borrowing and skyrocketing debt that shifts the responsibility to our children and grandchildren.”The former four-term Glen Cove mayor and two-term county executive’s campaign intentions have been one of the worst-kept secrets in Nassau political circles for months. Suozzi has made no secret of his love of politics or intentions for higher office, stating during a debate against former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer during his failed bid in the 2006 Democratic gubernatorial primary that he’d like to be president one day.Mangano, a veteran county legislator from Bethpage, defeated Suozzi in December 2009 by less than 400 votes following a razor-thin recount that ended in New York State Supreme Court. The following month, Suozzi was hired by one of his largest campaign contributors, Bethpage-based Cablevision Systems Corp., as a consultant to its Local Media Group, which includes holdings Newsday, am New York and News 12. In April 2010 he was hired as a senior advisor to Manhattan-based global advisory investment bank Lazard Ltd. Most recently, Suozzi was of counsel to Harris Beach, a law firm with 13 locations throughout New York State, including Albany and Uniondale.“Nassau County was once the ideal suburb and we can be again,” Suozzi declares in the letter, dubbing himself “a problem solver” who loved his job as county executive.During his time away from public office, Suozzi writes, he’s seen “the county mismanaged from one man-made crisis after another” and notes its financial takeover by state watchdog Nassau Interim Finance Authority.Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, a Democrat, conceded a razor-thin defeat to Republican Ed Mangano for the county’s top-elected position in December 2009, losing by less than 400 votes. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)He also reflects on the continued departure of recent college grads who can’t afford a future in Nassau because “this suburb of opportunity for my parents, my grandparents, and my generation now has little to offer them.”“I’m running to demonstrate that we’re all in this together and to stop shifting the burden to our school property taxpayers,” Suozzi continues. “I’m running to stop the deficit spending and the phony budgets.”A Mangano spokesperson wasn’t immediately available for comment.Nassau County Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs will be holding a press conference to discuss Suozzi’s candidacy Wednesday afternoon. Although there is already one announced Democratic candidate for the position, Rosyln School Board member/businessman Adam Haber, and another currently exploring a possible run, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman, political insiders tell the Press Suozzi is the party favorite.“Jay [Jacobs] is in Tom’s corner, that is well-known in party circles,” says a Democratic Party source.“I believe that everything I have done in my life has prepared me for this moment,” continues Suozzi’s letter. “My training as a certified public accountant and attorney, my years as a mayor and county executive, and my recent private-sector experiences have prepared me for this job.”last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Rep. Peter King speaks with reporters at the 2013 presidential debates at Hofstra University. (Chris Twarowski/Long Island Press)Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) baited journalists this week into reporting on whether he’s seriously considering a 2016 presidential bid after his campaign said he’s being encouraged to run for the White House.After all, the next presidential election is only 1,207 days away, as of this post.If the 11-term, 69-year-old congressman put his money where his mouth is and declared his candidacy, the pugnacious long shot would be vying to become the second sitting member of the House of Representatives to become president after James Garfield in 1881, The Washington Post noted.“While I’m nowhere near ready to declare my candidacy, I am concerned about the lack of a coherent national security and homeland security and counterterrorism policy by the Republican Party,” he wrote in an email to donors published by Politicker. “So, I won’t rule out a possible run.”The email included a link to the right-leaning website Newsmax that first reported the story Wednesday.That was two days after King sat in the front row in court to watch his friend, William Flanagan—the ex-second deputy Nassau County police commissioner appealing his misconduct and conspiracy conviction for a school burglary cover-up—be sentenced to 60 days in jail.It wouldn’t be the first time that King has been publicly urged to run for president. Nassau Republican Party Chairman Joe Mondello floated the idea at a GOP dinner two years ago.Peter King’s Speech: Long Island Congressman’s Muslim Radicalization HearingsKing, a former Homeland Security Committee chairman, previously drew national headlines upon holding a series of hearings on radicalization of Muslims in America—sparking sharp criticism from opponents who questioned his credentials on terrorism given his past support for the IRA.A King presidential candidacy would require financial support from the National Republican Committee, which could prove difficult for the congressman after he told New York political donors to snub his party when Congressional GOPers stalled on passing Sandy aid for New York.The New York Times reported that, at the very least, “talk of a presidential run will mobilize his financial supporters at a time when Democrats see Mr. King, a devout Catholic with conservative positions on a number of social issues, as increasingly vulnerable to a challenge in heavily Democratic New York.”Of course, if King were to become the first president with an LI residence since Theodore Roosevelt more than a century ago, he would have to serve more than 200 days to outlast Garfield, the lone prior congressman-turned-president who was the second of four U.S. presidents to be assassinated.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This NASA photos confirms that LI residents will be catch a glimpse of the rocket launch, weather permitting. (Photo: NASA)Don’t forget to take a peek outside Tuesday night.A planned NASA rocket launch is expected to light up the night sky for those lucky enough to live in the East Coast—including Long Island.The space agency is expected launch a U.S. Air Force Minotaur I rocket during a two-hour window from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday if the weather cooperates, NASA said.The launch, which will feature the deployment of 29 satellites into space, could be visible from northern Florida to southern Canada and west to Indiana.The rocket launch will take place at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.From NASA:The ORS-3 Mission, also known as an enabler mission, will demonstrate and validate launch and range improvements for NASA and the military. These include automated trajectory targeting, range-safety planning and flight termination systems. The launch also will be part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certification process for the Minotaur rocket. The FAA has licensing authority over American commercial rockets.The Minotaur’s primary payload is the Space Test Program Satellite-3 (STPSat-3), an Air Force technology-demonstration mission. Thirteen small cubesats aboard are being provided through NASA’s Cubesat Launch Initiative. Among the cubesats is NASA’s Small Satellite Program PhoneSat 2 second generation smartphone mission. Also included is the first cubesat built by high school students.Of course, you don’t have to leave your couch if you’re not into this sort of thing. And we’re pretty sure social media will light up with images and videos of the launch for your viewing pleasure later on. Still, you might not want to miss this.You can also use your smartphone or tablet to watch the launch live here while staring at the sky.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Kano offers scholarship to students with special needs CAF ready to support Egypt with missing AFCON trophy COVID-19: FG to end evacuation of Nigerians — PTF Mohamed Salah could miss the start of the next Premier League season with a potential call-up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The coach of Egypt’s U23 has made it clear he intends to include Salah as one of the team’s three overage players. Speaking to ON Sport TV, Shawky Gharib confirmed he is due to hold talks with Salah, although the Liverpool forward will ultimately have the final say over his potential participation in Japan. “We have to send a preliminary list of 50 players. Salah will be the first on the list as an official call-up,” Gharib said. The tournament begins on July 22, with the final taking place on August 8 – the same weekend in which the current Premier League season began in 2019. If Salah chooses to join the national squad, he will undoubtedly miss Liverpool’s entire pre-season schedule and would likely need some period of rest before linking up with his club teammates. Salah’s summer break last year was limited as he took part in the Africa Cup of Nations, where Egypt were knocked out at the round of 16. Salah could miss even more football for Liverpool next season after hosts Cameroon announced the AFCON will be moved from the summer to January 2021. The tournament was due to be held in June and July, but due to weather conditions in the country at that time of year, the Cameroon Football Federation has decided to stage it between January 9 and February 6.Tags: EgyptMohamed SalahShawky GharibTokyo 2020 Olympicslast_img read more

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 BRUNSWICK — A season that’s seen Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island swimmers rank among the best all year long saw the two programs close out their respective campaigns with hardware, ribbons and glory.MDI and Ellsworth concluded the season in grand fashion earlier this week as the two competed in the Class B championships at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. The meet saw the Trojans claim both the boys’ and girls’ state titles and the Eagles put forth a pair of fourth-place efforts despite being at a numerical disadvantage.The action began Monday with the Class B girls’ meet, in which MDI racked up 379 points to take the title. The Trojans beat out second-place Greely (333 points) and third-place Cape Elizabeth (288 points), the latter of which was the three-time defending state champion.Cecilia Saltysiak gave MDI an individual win in the second event of the day with a time of 2 minutes, 0.27 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle. The Trojans later added a team win in the 200-yard freestyle relay as Nina Rozeff, Callan Eason, Daisy Granholm and Ruby Brown posted a time of 1:43.43 to beat the team from Greely to the wall by 0.38 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“We had this [state meet] as our focus all year,” MDI head coach David Blaney told the Portland Press Herald after the girls’ meet. “We came off [our usual] events in our conference championships. We trained for this, so I’m not surprised at all.”For Ellsworth, Kristy Barry, Caitlin MacPherson, Caroline Mazgaj and Ellie Anderson combined for a third-place effort in the 200-yard medley relay. Barry and MacPherson finished a respective second and third in the 200 freestyle with the former adding a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke.Barry’s 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke finishes set new team records, as did the 200 medley relay finish. The Eagles also set records in the 100-yard freestyle (MacPherson, 2:01.83) and 400-yard freestyle relay (Anderson, MacPherson, Barry and Mazgaj, 3:47.72) as the team surpassed last year’s fifth-place mark to notch the best showing at states in Ellsworth girls’ history.“This was truly inspiring to see [these] efforts by these swimmers,” Ellsworth head coach Jim Goodman said. “We were seeing time drops of five or more seconds in many races from last week at PVCs.”Tuesday was the boys’ time to shine, and MDI did just that as it racked up 336 points to mark the program’s second state championship win in as many days. The result saw Blaney’s team finish 50 points ahead of second-place Cape Elizabeth and 106 clear of third-place Greely.MDI’s Brendan Graves, Sam Mitchell, Jon Genrich and Amos Price took second in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.50. Yet that was far from the only solid relay showing for the Trojans, who took third in the 200 medley relay (Graves, Mitchell, Ponce Saltysiak and Tyler Willis) and fourth in the 400 freestyle relay (Price, Willis, Julian Walls and Cody Parker).Individually for the Trojans, Mitchell (1-meter dive and 100 freestyle), Price (200 freestyle), Willis (100-yard butterfly) and Graves (100 breaststroke) recorded third-place finishes. Parker added fourth-place finishes for MDI in the 200 and 500 freestyles.“The kids were focused,” Blaney told the Press Herald after the boys’ meet. “They really knew what they had to do and went out and did it.”The Ellsworth boys’ team’s performance was thoroughly impressive as well as the Eagles recorded 195 points to finish fourth of 20 teams. Ellsworth did so despite fielding a small team of just eight swimmers.Sean Hill gave Ellsworth an event win in the 100 freestyle with a time of 47.98 seconds, and Henry Scheff took second in the event with a time of 50.85 seconds. Later in the day, the two joined forces with Lucas Fendl and Nick Partridge in the 400 freestyle relay to give the Eagles a first-place finish with a time of 3:23.94.“All in all, [this was] a very successful meet and season,” Goodman said. “Ellsworth should be very proud of these awesome student-athletes.” Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Biocenter_img Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

first_imgThe 77-run over is considered the most expensive in First Class cricket.Bert Vance runs Vance Vivian, his family clothing business in Wellington.Bert Vance played for New Zealand from 1988 to 1989. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Vance bowled plenty of no-balls and in total, he bowled 19 balls with only five legitimate deliveries as the umpire lost track. Germon and the non-striker Roger Ford tore into his bowling the sequence of runs conceded was 0444664614106666600401. Germon hit eight sixes and five fours while Gray hit nine runs. With 77 runs being scored, Canterbury needed 18 runs to secure victory and in the last over bowled by Evan Gray, Germon hit 17 runs and the scores were levelled, with Germon unbeaten on 160. However, the drama had not ended.Vance’s over had caused plenty of confusion. The scoreboard was rendered inactive as the scorers struggled to make sense of Vance’s over and they resorted to asking the spectators who were present at the ground as to what had happened. In the end, the match ended in a thrilling draw and Wellington went on to win the Shell Trophy championship that season.After the end of his cricketing career, Vance opened a new clothing store called Vance Vivian in Wellington. In an interview to Cricbuzz during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Vance spoke about how lucky he was to have a family business to fall back on. “We didn’t get paid much back then and had to work when the games weren’t on. I always wanted to play sport, but after that, it was tough for some guys to find long-term employment. I was very fortunate to have the family business,” Vance said.The 77-run over will forever be remembered as the most expensive over ever bowled in First Class cricket for the time being. Next time one prepares for a quiz, remember this answer for the most runs conceded in one over. New Delhi: When one asks a trivia question on cricket – Who has conceded the most runs in a single over in any form of cricket? Many cricket fans in the modern era will say 43 runs conceded by Willem Ludick to Joe Carter and Brett Hampton in a List A game between Central Districts and Northern Districts in Hamilton in 2018. The feat is remarkable but the answer is actually wrong. In 1990, during the Shell Trophy tournament clash between Wellington and Canterbury, the domestic First Class tournament in New Zealand, Bert Vance of Wellington conceded 77 runs in one over. Yes, it is a true story. The legend of the 77-run over has only grown in time and it nearly cost Wellington the championship.In the match played in Christchurch in February 1990, Canterbury was chasing 291 for a victory against Wellington and had stumbled to 196/8 with just two overs remaining in the match. Erwin McSweeney, the Wellington captain decided to give Vance, who had played four Tests and eight ODIs for New Zealand from 1988 to 1989 and an occasional offspinner one over with Canterbury seemingly out of contention to chase the target down. However, carnage ensured and Lee Germon, the future New Zealand captain tore into Vance who proceeded to deliver one of the game’s most expensive overs. highlightslast_img read more

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep’s (HAL’-ehp) first match since losing to Garbine Muguruza (GAHR’-been moo-gah-ROO’-thuh) in the Australian Open semifinals was a tough three-set win over Ons Jabeur at the Dubai Championships. Halep will meet Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals after Sabalenka beat Elise Mertens in straight sets. Anett Kontaveit beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and will play Petra Martic, who defeated Barbora Strycova in straight sets. Jennifer Brady will play Muguruza in the quarterfinal after Brady beat Marketa Vondrousova and Muguruza defeated Veronika Kudermetova, both in three sets.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DOCTOR-INVESTIGATIONUniversity of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claimsANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Five former patients are alleging that a late University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams, with one accuser saying that Dr. Robert E. Anderson’s actions over several decades made him a “sexual predator.”A spokesman acknowledges that some university employees were aware of accusations against the doctor prior to a 2018 complaint that led to a police investigation. McKnight led the Pirates with 18 points and Myles Powell had 16. Mamukelashvili and Romaro Gill added 15 points apiece.Kamar Baldwin had 20 to lead the Bulldogs, while Bryce Golden added 17 points before fouling out with 2:19 to play.In other T25 hoop news:— Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 points to help North Carolina State to beat sixth-ranked Duke 88-66 on Wednesday night. Devon Daniels added a career-high 25 points for the Wolfpack, who led by 15 at halftime and by as many as 27 late in a surprisingly lopsided win against the ACC-leading Blue Devils. Vernon Carey Jr. had 27 points to lead Duke. The Blue Devils shot 38% but struggled at the line and from behind the arc. Duke made 4 of 17 3-pointers and 10 of 22 foul shots. N.C. State shot 45%.— Jordan Nwora scored 17 points, Dwayne Sutton added 16 and No. 11 Louisville routed Syracuse 90-66 to end a two-game losing streak. The Cardinals never trailed the Orange after losses at Georgia Tech and Clemson dropped them from the conference lead. They stretched a 41-34 halftime lead to double digits early in the second half before an 18-2 run made it 69-44. Nwora shot just 5 of 18 from the field and 2 of 7 from beyond the arc but regrouped from scoring just seven points the past two games. Buddy Boeheim had 15 points and Quincy Guerrrier for Syracuse. — Alex Galchenyuk (gal-CHEHN’-yuhk) scored the tying goal and the shootout winner as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3. Kevin Fiala and Luke Kunin also scored in regulation for Minnesota, and Mats Zuccarello had two assists. Devan Dubnyk stopped 31 shots. J.T. Miller scored twice in the third period and Jay Beagle added a goal for Vancouver.— Pavel Francouz made 27 saves and lost his first NHL shutout with just over two minutes remaining as the Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Islanders 3-1. Gabriel Landeskog, Andre Burakovsky and Joonas Donskoi had goals to help Colorado end a three-game skid against a scuffling New York team.— Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kuh zih-BAN’-eh-jad) each had a goal and two assists as the New York Rangers scored five times in the third period and beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3. Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and assist, and Filip Chytil, Ryan Strome, and Artemi Panarin scored for New York, which won for the fifth time in six games.  NHL-GOLDEN KNIGHTS-KINGS TRADELA Kings trade Cup-winning goal scorer Martinez to Vegas Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMEN’S T25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLSeton Hall beats ButlerNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sandro Mamukelashvili hit an off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer to give No. 16 Seton Hall a stunning 74-72 victory over No. 21 Butler. The game-winning shot came on an inbounds play after the officials reviewed a missed shot by Quincy McKnight and added two tenths of a second, putting 0.6 on the clock. McKnight inbounded the ball and Mamukelashvili caught it and tossed it at the basket. It hit the rim and rolled in, breaking a two-game losing streak for the Pirates (19-7, 11-3 Big East). Butler (19-7, 7-7) made three 3-pointers in the final 64 seconds to wipe out a five-point deficit. Sean McDermott hit the last two, tying the game at 72 with 8.8 seconds left. NFL-NEWSNFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot chargeUNDATED (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson have been jailed in West Texas after federal officials said they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a car in which he and another man were riding. El Paso County jail records show that the 27-year-old was booked Tuesday. The complaint says the pair were driving from Los Angeles to Louisiana when the Border Patrol stopped them Monday night and found several large duffel bags of marijuana in their sport utility vehicle. Robinson was a standout at Auburn University and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. He signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2018. The Browns recently informed Robinson’s representatives they did not intend to re-sign him as a free agent.TENNIS-DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPTop-seeded Simona Halep advances at Dubai Championships — Saddiq Bey and Collin Gillespie each made five of Villanova’s 18 3-pointers, and the 12th-ranked Wildcats used their long-range shooting to beat DePaul 91-71. Villanova went 18 for 26 from deep in its 20th straight victory against DePaul. The Wildcats have made at least nine 3s in their last five games, including 17 during Sunday’s 76-56 victory at Temple. Bey finished with 22 points and seven assists. Gillespie and Justin Moore had 17 points apiece. DePaul dropped its eighth straight game. The Blue Demons took the Wildcats to overtime in a 79-75 loss on Jan. 14, but the rematch was a blowout.— Anthony Edwards’ big night for Georgia has left No. 13 Auburn with its second straight loss. Edwards scored 18 points, including a late 3-pointer to slow Auburn’s comeback attempt, and the Bulldogs beat the Tigers 65-55. Auburn fell to 22-4 overall and 9-4 in the Southeastern Conference, thanks to its second straight loss to a team with a losing record. The two straight losses followed seven straight wins. Georgia ended a four-game losing streak. J’Von McCormick led Auburn with 22 points. Georgia’s Toumani Camara sank seven of eight free throws in the final minute to help protect the lead.— Caleb Mills scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half to lead No. 22 Houston to a 76-43 win over Tulsa on Wednesday night. Mills shot 9 of 16, including hitting 5 of 9 on 3-pointers. Nate Hinton added 15 points for Houston which shot 41%. The Cougars moved into sole possession of first place in the American with the win combined with Cincinnati’s loss to Central Florida on Wednesday. Martins Igbanu had 15 points, and Jeriah Horne added 12 points and seven rebounds for Tulsa (17-9, 9-4).NHL-SCHEDULEStars beat Coyotes 3-2 UNDATED (AP) — Jamie Oleksiak broke a third-period tie with his first goal in 26 games and the Dallas Stars held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Wednesday night. Oleksiak stepped up into the top of the slot, took a pass from Alexander Radulov and sent a low snap shot past goalie Antti Raanta with 8:22 remaining.Dallas is 5-0-1 in its last six games to pull even with Central Division leader St. Louis.Ben Bishop made 21 of his season-high 39 saves in the first period. Corey Perry and Radek Faksa scored power-play goals for Dallas. Taylor Hall had a power-play goal for Arizona, Christian Fischer also scored in the second period and Raanta stopped 30 shots.In other ice action:— Vincent Trocheck and Aleksi Saarela each scored second-period goals off fortuitous rebounds and the Florida Panthers were able to rally from an early deficit for a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Aleksander Barkov and MacKenzie Weegar also scored a goal for Florida, while Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves as the Panthers improved to 2-0 on a key five-game West Coast road trip. Max Jones scored a goal, while John Gibson had 28 saves for the Ducks. February 20, 2020center_img Robert Julian Stone told The Associated Press that Anderson assaulted him during a medical appointment at the university’s health center in 1971. Stone said he alerted university officials last summer, inspired by the national #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.Stone was first interviewed by The Detroit News, which began reporting on the allegations before the university announced the investigation. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have traded Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for two second-round draft picks. Martinez has spent his entire career with the Kings, who drafted him in 2007. Although he has never scored more than 11 goals in a regular season, he earned a permanent place in franchise lore by scoring the series-winning overtime goals in both the Western Conference finals and the Stanley Cup Final six years ago. Martinez also was a member of the Kings’ first championship team in 2012. He has 62 goals and 136 assists in 597 career games, and he has six goals and 10 assists in 64 career postseason games.Elsewhere in the NHL:— For the first time since October, the Washington Capitals took the ice for practice as something other than a first-place team. Defensive lapses and a glaring lack of structure have added up to losses in six of nine games and a .500 record over the past 10. It’s a struggle for the Capitals right now, but they hope a trade for defenseman Brenden Dillon and a few adjustments will shake them out of their midseason doldrums. Dillon could play as soon as Thursday night against Montreal, but he can’t solve all everything by himself. Even with Holtby finding a groove, the Capitals have allowed almost 3.5 goals per game during this stretch and not looked like a group that led the NHL for much of the year.MLB-NEWSPirates’ Pablo Reyes banned 80 games for positive drug test — Houston infielder Aledmys Díaz, Miami first baseman Jesús Aguilar and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin all won their salary arbitration cases, cutting the teams’ advantage to 6-4 in decisions this year with three cases remaining. Díaz was awarded $2.6 million rather than $2 million, Aguilar $2,575,000 instead of $2,325,000 and Goodwin $2.2 million rather than $1.85 million. A decision is pending for Arizona pitcher Archie Bradley, whose case was argued Tuesday. Two players remain scheduled for hearings this week: Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) and reliever Héctor Neris.— Ultilityman Brock Holt and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a one-year contract. The deal includes a team option for 2021. The 31-year-old left-handed batter had spent his first eight major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox and was an All-Star in 2015. He hit a career-high .297 last year with three homers and 31 RBIs in 295 plate appearances while playing every position except pitcher, catcher and center field.— The Baltimore Orioles have claimed infielder Andrew Velazquez on waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The 25-year-old Velazquez joins a crowded competition for infield spots with Baltimore. The Orioles designated infielder Richard Urena for assignment.— Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros’ scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives. No players were punished by MLB, and opponents from other teams have expressed dismay over that fact since spring training opened last week. Many have also called for Houston to be of its 2017 World Series title.— The Tampa Bay Rays are offering fans a win-win-win-win proposition in an attempt to draw bigger crowds to barren Tropicana Field. The “Win Pack’’ lets a fan pick any four regular-season Rays game to attend for a total of $99. If the Rays win all four, the fan gets a voucher redeemable for a free ticket to another game. Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone. He became the second player in three days suspended for Boldenone, which is sold under the brand name Equipose and is commonly used on horses. Houston pitcher Francis Martes also was suspended. Reyes is a 26-year-old outfielder and infielder who made his major league debut in September 2018 and hit .293 with three homers and seven RBIs. He hit .203 with two homers and 19 RBIs for the Pirates last year.In other baseball news:— Mike Fiers is scheduled to start a split-squad game for Oakland on Sunday in his first game action since revealing the Houston Astros’ cheating scheme. It has not been determined whether Fiers’ spring training debut will come in the home game versus San Francisco or against Arizona on the road. In a story published by The Athletic in November, Fiers said the Astros had stolen signs using a camera in center field during their run to the 2017 World Series championship. Fiers played on that team.— Max Scherzer is scheduled to start the Washington Nationals’ exhibition opener Saturday against the Houston Astros in a rematch of last year’s World Series. Scherzer’s last start came in Game 7 of the Fall Classic at Houston. Scherzer threw his first live batting practice of spring training Wednesday and declared that his shoulder felt tired — which the three-time Cy Young Award winner said is a good thing.— Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi expects catcher J.T. Realmuto to be back in spring training in Clearwater, Florida this week and does not believe there will be any fallout from his arbitration hearing in Arizona. Realmuto is seeking a salary of $12.4 million for 2020 after making $6.05 million last year. The Phillies have offered $10 million. Girardi said he expects Realmuto’s focus to be on baseball when he returns from the hearing in Phoenix Update on the latest sportslast_img read more