Month: August 2020

  • Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson to wear Kobe Bryant-inspired mask vs. Lightning

    first_imgThe Ducks released images and video of the mask hours before Friday’s contest. Gibson’s headwear features the Nos. 24 and 8, which Bryant wore during his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as a silhouette of the basketball superstar and Gianna. The names of the seven other victims of the tragedy surround the silhouette, and a portrait of Bryant’s face is superimposed on the Ducks’ logo on the top of the helmet.Anaheim Ducks’ goalie John Gibson is wearing a Kobe Bryant-inspired mask in tonight’s game against Tampa Bay. pic.twitter.com/XGQd6lXPMW— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) January 31, 2020The Ducks also honored the victims during their 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday, with a video tribute and 24 seconds of silence observed at the Honda Center.“That’s just an unbelievable tragedy for all those families,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said after Wednesday’s game. “Kobe Bryant has had an unbelievably positive influence on Southern California and to honor him tonight, I thought that was incredible from our players and our organization and most importantly those fans up there. It was very surreal and somber and humbling standing on that bench.” The Anaheim Ducks will look a bit different Friday night when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, but goaltender John Gibson is taking it one step further in the wake of Sunday’s tragic helicopter accident that took the life of Kobe Bryant.While Gibson will be wearing the Ducks’ third jersey like the rest of his teammates, the 26-year-old netminder will also be donning a custom mask in tribute of Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the seven others who died in Sunday’s accident. MORE: Lakers stars James, Davis honor Kobe Bryant with new tattooslast_img read more

  • NASCAR at Darlington: Chase Elliott flips off Kyle Busch after late wreck

    first_imgTOYOTA 500 LINEUP: Live updates, resultsElliott was not injured, but he was hurt. When Busch came back around during the ensuing caution period, Elliott delivered a one-finger salute:Chase Elliott is NOT happy with Kyle Busch at Darlington. 👀 pic.twitter.com/w1IQZNQZXx— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) May 21, 2020Elliott’s crew chief, Alan Gustafson, had an expletive-filled conversation with Busch after the race. Gustafson was Busch’s crew chief when the two were at Hendrick Motorsports.Lots of swearing tonight. Good TV. pic.twitter.com/SZlBSYLTh7— Eric Estepp (@EricEstepp17) May 21, 2020Busch told FS1 after the race was called by rain (Hamiln got the win because he was leading at the time) he was trying to squeeze in between Elliott and Kevin Harvick and got the speed and distance wrong. He said it was “a bad mistake” on his part.”Misjudged it, made a mistake and clipped the 9 there and spun him into the wall,” Busch said. “I hate it for him and his guys. I’ve got too many friends over there on that team to do anything like that on purpose. I’ve raced Chase since he was a kid and never had any issues with him whatsoever.””I made a mistake and just misjudged the gap.”- Kyle Busch on his incident with Chase Elliott pic.twitter.com/zH4ZLGKDz4— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) May 21, 2020″They’re upset, they’re mad. I’m not just going to fix it and we’ll have ice cream tomorrow,” an irritated Busch said when pressed by Matt Yocum on whether Gustafson believed Busch’s explanation. “Obviously they’re going to have to dwell on it and there are repercussions of it I’m sure I’m going to have later on down the road.”Busch later posted a video saying he would try to contact Elliott and apologize to him. Chase Elliott showed Kyle Busch exactly what he thought of Busch spinning him late in Wednesday’s Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway.The two were racing for the lead with Denny Hamlin when Busch ventured up the track and got the right front of his car into the left rear of Elliott’s machine. The No. 9 car was sent sliding along the frontstretch and into the inside retaining wall. Kyle Busch describes his relationship with Chase Elliott and says he will reach out to apologize, but knows that doesn’t change the outcome: pic.twitter.com/zWIaBrDhcO— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 21, 2020Gustafson told Yocum that didn’t think Busch wrecked Elliott intentionally, but he’s still upset that his driver was wrecked when he was poised to win.”You get tired of getting run over like that,” he said.”You get tired of getting run over like that.”Alan Gustafson wants to make sure his displeasure is known. pic.twitter.com/YCfNBo7FvU— NASCAR (@NASCAR) May 21, 2020Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass reported that NASCAR will not fine Elliott for his gesture, or for failing to go immediately into the ambulance that was to take him from the wreck.last_img read more

  • Lewandowski’s goals, Muller’s assists among marks set in Bayern Munich’s record season

    first_imgBayern Munich set record after record as it sealed another Bundesliga title this season.A sluggish start under former boss Niko Kovac was almost forgotten as Hansi Flick led a charge to glory. Bayern clinched its latest silverware with a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Werder Bremen on Tuesday, with Robert Lewandowski scoring the winner in the first half. Here is a look at some of the records and personal bests the club established in a history-making campaign:Eight in a rowBayern’s dominance reached a new peak as it extended its streak to eight successive Bundesliga triumphs.A record 30th title looked in doubt in the European autumn as the club stuttered, but it has sauntered to glory with two games to spare.Borussia Monchengladbach (1975-77) and Bayern (1972-74, 1985-87, 1999-2001) had previously achieved three in a row, but this era of dominance by one team is unprecedented in Germany.Muller, the ultimate helping handThomas Muller was the World Cup’s Golden Boot winner with Germany in 2010 and has been a regular goal hero for Bayern for over a decade, but there is more about him than an assured finish.The 30-year-old has become king of the assists in the Bundesliga this term, racking up 20 to match the highest total achieved since data collection began in 1992-93.Opta statistics showed that Muller drew level with the total set by Kevin De Bruyne for Wolfsburg in the 2014-15 season.Lethal LewandowskiLewandowski’s goals have provided the fuel for Bayern’s surge over the second half of the season. The Poland striker has recorded his best haul of 31 Bundesliga goals and notched 46 across in competitions, a personal high in his Bayern career.For a while, he even looked like he would challenge Gerd Muller’s league record of 40 goals in a single campaign, but that is surely out of reach now.Bayern clicks with FlickFlick won a startling 26 of his first 29 games in charge across all competitions, the best start by any Bayern boss, beating Pep Guardiola’s 22 in 27.Kovac lost his job after winning five of the opening 10 Bundesliga games this season, with three draws and two defeats. The required standard is higher than that Bayern, but Flick’s success to date has surpassed all expectations. Goal glutBayern has scored 93 goals in its 32 Bundesliga games, a record for that period. It’s teed up for a shot at the 34-game league record of 101 goals, set by Bayern in 1971-72.The club’s haul of 132 goals in 45 games across all competitions is also a record by a German team.Bayern has scored at least four goals in a game 12 times, a figure last achieved by Stuttgart in the 1996-97 season. It owns the record with four or more on 13 occasions in 1973-74.last_img read more

  • Governor signs sports betting bill into law

    first_imgGovernor Kim Reynolds has signed the bill into law legalizing betting on college and professional sports. If you are at least 21 years old you will be able to place a sports bets at any of the state’s 19 casinos or online if you go to a casino and register in person for that option. The bill also makes it legal to bet and win at fantasy sports websites like DraftKings and FanDuel. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will now take over as Commission Administrator Brian Ohorilko says they prepare the rules to carry out the law.“Part of that process — just like any other time the commission would promulgate rules — rules would be available for stakeholders and the public to comment on that,” Ohorilko explains. He says they can get started on the issue right away.“This particular process, the legislation contemplates emergency rule making, and so the steps will happen more quickly than normal. But the commission will make sure that everyone gets an opportunity to provide input in order to come up with the best product possible for sports wagering,” Ohorilko explains. Ohorilko says there will be a second track following the emergency rule process.“There will be a parallel track for rules to also go through the normal process,”Ohorilko says. “And so, that process will be like any other where there will be multiple opportunities for public input. And will go through the legislative oversight committee, which is the Rules Review committee.” Ohorilko says the commission staff have been preparing for this possibility since the 2018 U-S Supreme Court ruling that legalized sports betting in all states.“We really had no way to predict if or when this would be legalized in Iowa. But it was a situation where — if the Commission were asked to regulate it — the commission needed to be prepared.” He says they have been doing a lot of research and review.“The Commission staff has been watching other jurisdictions. We have draft copies of rules from the various jurisdictions where sports has been approved. We’ve made contacts in those jurisdictions, and so all of those things will help us be prepared — not only for rule-making — but for implementation when it is time to do that,” according to Ohorilko. Governor Reynolds had not indicated what she planned to do with the bill, only saying that the support for and against it had been running 50-50 after the end of the legislative session. Critics say this is the largest expansion of gambling in the state’s history. Supporters say people have been betting on sporting events for centuries and the new state law will set up consumer protections to keep bad actors from taking advantage of betters.last_img read more

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  • Revival of ‘The Corn State’ license plate proposed

    first_imgDES MOINES — An eastern Iowa farmer who’s been in the legislature nearly 12 years is proposing a new “corn state” license plate design. Senator Tim Kapucian of Keystone has drafted a bill that would carry out his vision.“It’ll say at the top of the plate: ‘The Corn State’ and then it’ll be a white plate with black letters,” Kapucian says, “and then behind the lettering there’ll be some type of an ear of corn.”Kapucian says when he saw how popular the state’s new “black out” specialty license plates have been, he decided to ask his fellow legislators to embrace this idea. Kapucian expects plenty of farmers to be interested in getting one of these plates for their pick-ups.“I know I’m going to be in line to get one of these if we get it done,” Kapucian says.Kapucian’s neighbor has a license plate collection. It includes a mid-1950s black-and-white plate that has “THE CORN STATE” in capital letters at the bottom of the plate.“Every state has something on their license plate that makes them stand out and we used to have that…If people recognize an ear of corn, they’ll think: ‘Iowa!” he says. “You know you see the bucking bronc with the cowboy, we know that’s Wyoming.”Kapucian’s plate plan has cleared a Senate subcommittee. His bill would have to pass through at least five other steps in the legislative process before it could be sent to the governor for review.last_img read more

  • Governor and aides to frame timeline for reopening Iowa

    first_imgJOHNSTON — Governor Kim Reynolds is meeting privately with a group of state agency directors today to chart when COVID-19 closures may be lifted.“We’ll start to kind of frame up the timeline,” Reynolds said yesterday, “what we’re looking at.”The governor has ordered Iowa’s K-through-12 schools to be closed through April 30 and she has promised to announce by this Friday if those closures will extend into May. Iowa bars and restaurants have been closed since St. Patrick’s Day and Reynolds ordered other types of businesses to close in late March as well.“We want to get things up and going. We have to do it responsibly. We have to be cautious in how we do that, because we don’t want to just flip the light switch and then you know, have another spike happen in a week,” Reynolds said. “That’s not going to be beneficial for anybody. We don’t want to open things up, only to say in a week: ‘We’ve got it shut it back down.’”Reynolds has suggested businesses in areas of the state where few, if any, COVID-19 cases have been confirmed may be the first to reopen.“Everybody should be making plans because at some point, you know, as we base the decisions based on data, we want to open up this economy,” Reynolds said.A top public health official says the state’s current estimate that COVID-19 cases in Iowa will peak by the end of the month is based on what’s happened in other states where cases of the virus were first reported.last_img read more

  • GOP lawmakers enact 24-hour waiting period for abortion

    first_imgDES MOINES — The Republican-led Iowa legislature has voted to establish a 24-hour waiting period for abortions performed in the state.Two years ago, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled a 72-hour waiting period was unconstitutional. During debate late Saturday night, Representative Shannon Lundgren of Peosta made it clear Republicans aim for this new proposal to reverse that.“Maybe this will provide an opportunity for the courts to rectify the terrible situation that they’ve created here in our state,” Lundgren said.The chief justice who wrote in the 2018 opinion that Iowa women had a right to an abortion under the Iowa Constitution died in November. Republican Governor Kim Reynolds has now appointed a majority of the justices in the Iowa Supreme Court. It raises the possibility the court might overturn the previous ruling that has essentially blocked all legislative attempts to restrict access to abortion.Senator Jake Chapman, a Republican from Adel, said the bill sends a clear message to the Iowa Supreme Court about that 2018 ruling.“The very notion that somehow there’s a fundamental right in Iowa’s constitution is one of the most gross misuses of the power of the gavel,” Chapman said.Senator Liz Mathis, a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, said the money the state has spent litigating the abortion issue would be better spent elsewhere.“We are talking about an issue that we are not going to solve tonight,” Mathis said. “We may never solve this issue in our lifetime, but we can help kids with mental health in our lifetime.”The 24-hour waiting period emerged as a policy option for GOP lawmakers Saturday after it became clear a proposed constitutional amendment relating to abortion could not pass the Iowa House. Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen of Des Moines and all but one Democrat in the legislature voted against the bill.“The interesting thing about it: it’s a 24-hour waiting period and you didn’t even give women 24 hours notice that you would be stripping them of their rights,” Petersen said.The proposal requires a doctor to get written certification from a woman that she is eligible to obtain an abortion, 24 hours before one is performed. According to Representative Sandy Salmon, a Republican from Janesville, 17 other states have 24 hour waiting periods for an abortion.“Waiting periods help ensure that decisions are made not under duress and under undue influences,” Salmon said.Representative Vicki Lensing, a Democrat from Iowa City, argued legislators shouldn’t “second guess” the medical decisions women make.“It is presumptuous, disrespectful and in my opinion insulting,” Lensing said.Representative Heather Matson, a Democrat from Ankeny, said requiring two medical appointments within 24 hours creates hardships for poor women and for women from rural areas who have to travel a greater distance.“The intent of a 24 hour ban is the same as a 72 hour ban…Make it harder for a woman to get the care she needs and she just won’t get it,” Matson said.The bill passed the House late Saturday evening as Democrat Andy McKean joined 52 Republicans in voting yes. Senator Jason Schultz, a Republican from Schleswig, opened Senate debate on the measure shortly before 4:30 this morning.“Iowa has a three-day wait for marriage, a 72-hour waiting period after birth for adoption, 90 day waiting period for divorce,” Schultz said. “All of these waiting periods are to ensure Iowans who are making life-long decisions have time to reflect.”The bill passed the senate shortly after 5:30 Sunday morning. Governor Kim Reynolds has not commented publicly on the measure, but she has supported previous abortion restrictions and signed the state’s so-called “fetal heartbeat” bill into law in 2018.Erin Davison-Rippey, Iowa Executive Director for Planned Parenthood North Central States, issued a written statement, saying “in the midst of a pandemic and continued momentum for Black Lives Matter,” Republican legislators “remain determined to make it more difficult for Iowa women to obtain,,,reproductive health care.last_img read more

  • Mueller shines as Bayern thrash 10-man Besiktas

    first_imgBesiktas, making their debut in the knock-out stages of the Champions League, face a near impossible task in the return leg in Istanbul on March 14 if they are to prolong their European adventure.Bayern made a bright start when Coman’s curling shot forced Besiktas goalkeeper Fabri into a save on nine minutes, Joshua Kimmich’s free-kick was then headed wide by Arturo Vidal.But Besiktas were the architects of their own downfall as a poor pass from skipper Atiba Hutchinson was snapped up by Lewandowski, who was sent tumbling by last man Vida as he closed in on goal.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Munich, Germany | AFP | Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski netted twice as Bayern Munich thrashed 10-man Besiktas 5-0 on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.Disaster struck for Besiktas after just 16 minutes at Munich’s Allianz Arena when Domagoj Vida was sent off for bringing down Lewandowski as the Poland striker was through on goal.Besiktas held firm until just before half-time when Bayern captain Mueller scored from close range. Mueller then weighed in with an assist to set up Lewandowski for the fifth just before the final whistle.“The most important thing was to get a good result and the red card helped, even if we couldn’t make much headway in the first half,” said Mueller as Bayern claimed their 14th win in a row.“That changed — thank God — in the second half, we were much more aggressive in attack and we made the extra man count.”center_img The floodgates opened after the break at Munich’s Allianz Arena as Kingsley Coman struck before Mueller poached his second.Bayern claimed their fourth on 79 minutes when Lewandowski pounced on a rebound after defender Mats Hummels’s long-range shot was parried.last_img read more

  • Unidentified man pulled from canal in Pompano Beach

    first_imgThe Broward County Sheriffs Office is currently investigating the death of a man who was pulled from a canal early Monday morning.The incident was reported around 9:30 am  in the 500 block of Southwest Second Street.According to the report, witnesses noticed the unidentified victim enter the canal but contacted the police after the victim did not resurface.The BSO dive team was able to recover the victim’s body.Authorities are now investigating what caused the victim to enter the canal.last_img read more