Related Stories Share For Whom The Bell Rings Add to My List In My List The trial of the remaining three former band members charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major from Decatur, Georgia, is set to begin in Orlando, Florida. Jury selection is expected to occupy much of Monday.Defendants Benjamin McNamee, Aaron Golson and Darryl Cearnel are being tried together, and each faces 15 years for the November 2011 death of 26-year-old Robert Champion. Champion was beaten during a brutal hazing ritual after a football game in November 2011.The incident exposed a culture of hazing within FAMU’s famed Marching 100 band. Fifteen former band members were charged with manslaughter. One served one year in county jail. Others plea bargained for probation and community service. The band was suspended for more than a year. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility
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Photo/Tim Reilly“I just think that we have so much more than we have given, effort wise. Our first two games I think we played harder. Tonight I don’t think we played as hard.”Muskegon’s Markell Jackson followed up last week’s impressive triple-double performance with a double-double on Wednesday, recording 13 points and 11 rebounds to go along with five blocks and four assists.“He’s definitely efficient,” Guy said. “He was six of nine from the field, had five offensive rebounds, six defensive rebounds, four assists and five blocks. He did it all tonight.”The Big Reds used a balanced scoring attack to keep the game in control from start to finish.Anthony Bethea had a double-double of his own for Muskegon with a team-high 15 points and 12 rebounds. Sam Cornett added 13 points while Amari Saucier chipped in 11.The battle on the glass was key for Muskegon. 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With Opening Day less than three weeks away, we’ll take a look at a member of the 2016 Orioles every day as they try to return to the playoffs for the third time in five years this season.March 1 – Adam Jones March 2 – Chris Tillman March 3 – Jonathan Schoop March 4 – Brad Brach March 5 – Nolan Reimold March 6 – Yovani Gallardo March 7 – Matt Wieters March 8 – T.J. McFarland March 9 – Dariel Alvarez March 10 – Brian Matusz March 11 – J.J. Hardy March 12 – Mychal Givens March 13 – Ryan Flaherty March 14 – Ubaldo Jimenez March 15 – Mark TrumboRP Darren O’DayAge: 33Contract status: Under contract through the 2019 season2015 stats: 6-2, 6 saves, 1.52 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 11.3 K/IP, 1.9 BB/IP, 5 HR, 65 1/3 inningsWhy to be impressed: The 2015 All-Star selection posted career bests in ERA, strikeout rate, and walk rate last year and has pitched 62 or more innings in each of his four seasons in Baltimore. Making it more impressive was the fact that opponents posted a .278 batting average on balls in play, which is higher than his .256 career mark and indicates his career year came without the benefit of much luck.Why to be concerned: It’s remarkable that O’Day set a career high in strikeouts at age 32, so one would reasonably expect his strikeout rate to regress closer to the 9.2 per nine innings he averaged from 2012-2014. The Orioles made a four-year, $31 million commitment to O’Day, but he’s approaching his mid-30s and manager Buck Showalter may need to monitor his workload a bit more moving forward.2016 outlook: Every year you wonder if O’Day can continue to be so dominant and he only managed to get better in his contract season that resulted in a big payday this winter. It would be a lot to ask the right-hander to be as superb as he was in 2015, but there’s little reason to think he won’t continue to be the backbone of the Baltimore bullpen like he has been for the last four years.2016 not-so-scientific projections: 5-3, 5 saves, 1.93 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 9.6 K/IP, 2.3 BB/IP, 6 HR, 64 innings,RP Darren O’DayAge: 33Contract status: Under contract through the 2019 season2015 stats: 6-2, 6 saves, 1.52 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 11.3 K/IP, 1.9 BB/IP, 5 HR, 65 1/3 inningsWhy to be impressed: The 2015 All-Star selection posted career bests in ERA, strikeout rate, and walk rate last year and has pitched 62 or more innings in each of his four seasons in Baltimore. Making it more impressive was the fact that opponents posted a .278 batting average on balls in play, which is higher than his .256 career mark and indicates his career year came without the benefit of much luck.Why to be concerned: It’s remarkable that O’Day set a career high in strikeouts at age 32, so one would reasonably expect his strikeout rate to regress closer to the 9.2 per nine innings he averaged from 2012-2014. The Orioles made a four-year, $31 million commitment to O’Day, but he’s approaching his mid-30s and manager Buck Showalter may need to monitor his workload a bit more moving forward.2016 outlook: Every year you wonder if O’Day can continue to be so dominant and he only managed to get better in his contract season that resulted in a big payday this winter. It would be a lot to ask the right-hander to be as superb as he was in 2015, but there’s little reason to think he won’t continue to be the backbone of the Baltimore bullpen like he has been for the last four years.2016 not-so-scientific projections: 5-3, 5 saves, 1.93 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 9.6 K/IP, 2.3 BB/IP, 6 HR, 64 innings
The Ravens announced a two-year extension for fullback and defensive lineman Patrick Ricard, keeping their most versatile contributor under contract through the 2021 season.A 2017 rookie free agent from Maine, Ricard was scheduled to become a restricted free agent next March, but he has emerged as one of the NFL’s best fullbacks this season, serving as a devastating blocker for the league’s top rushing attack and catching eight passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. The 6-foot-3, 303-pound Ricard came to the Ravens as a defensive lineman, but he’s gained a more notable role as an offensive player.“Is there a better fullback in the league? I don’t know. I’ll let somebody else decide that,” offensive coordinator Greg Roman said last month. “But he’s playing his position at a high level, and if he can help us win the game, we’ll do whatever and how much of it we need to do.”Ricard has played 249 snaps on offense and 135 on defense this season, becoming the first NFL player to play at least 100 snaps on each side of the ball in a decade. He currently leads all AFC fullbacks in voting for this year’s Pro Bowl. The 25-year-old has also collected one sack, nine tackles, one forced fumble, and a pass breakup on defense.Baltimore also announced veteran safety and special-teams contributor Brynden Trawick has been activated from injured reserve. Trawick was designated to return to practice last month and spent the last eight games on IR with an elbow injury.On Monday, the Ravens waived reserve safety Bennett Jackson to clear room on the 53-man roster. Jackson was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets, who placed linebacker C.J. Mosley on injured reserve with a groin injury. The former Raven appeared in only two games in the first season of a lucrative five-year, $85 million contract, a development that could cause Baltimore’s projected third-round compensatory pick to drop to a fourth-rounder in next year’s draft.
Wendell Scott was NASCAR’s first African-American racecar driver, winning the Grand National Series series in 1963. Though this win was his only one, due in part to the constant prejudice he suffered on the track, he remained a steady presence in the sport’s top ten ranking; over 100 times to be exact. Fifteen years after his death, he was admitted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015. (AP Photo/File)DANVILLE, Va. (AP) _ The Danville City Council is set to consider a proposal to put new road signs honoring former local NASCAR driving legend.The Danville Register & Bee reports that the Wendell Scott Foundation plans to present a petition to city officials Tuesday at a meeting on new highway signs.Wendell Scott, who died in 1990, was the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.The foundation wants new signs honoring Scott on roads leading into the city. The city has previously named a street in his honor.
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One change in the Galway team for the start of the game: Gearoid McInerney is in for Fergal Moore at corner back Good afternoon and welcome to our Matchtracker of the Leinster Hurling Final at Croke Park 4pm. GAME ON!First point of the afternoon from Joseph Cooney: Galway 0-1 Kilkenny 0-03 Mins: John Joe Farrell open Kilkenny’s account: Galway 0-1 Kilkenny 0-1Lester Ryan has an effort ruled out by Hawk EYE6 Mins: Cathal Mannion makes it Galway 0-2 Kilkenny 0-18 Mins: Walter Walsh levels it: Galway 0-2 Kilkenny 0-2Goal chance for Kilkenny goes wide10 Mins: Conor Whelan points for Galway: Galway 0-3 Kilkenny 0-212 Mins: Conor Whelan again! Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-213 Mins: TJ Reid get his first point from a free. Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-3Walter Walsh ties the game. Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-415 Mins: Conor Fogarty put Kilkenny into the lead: Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-516 Mins: Cathal Mannion level it again! Galway 0-5 Kilkenny 0-518 Mins: GREAT SAVE from Colm Callanan…..65 for Kilkenny…TJ Reid points: Galway 0-5 Kilkenny 0-619 Mins: Point from a free by Joe Canning: Galway 0-6 Kilkenny 0-621 Mins: Superb point from Davy Glennon: Galway 0-7 Kilkenny 0-626 Mins: Massive free from Joe Canning: Galway 0-8 Kilkenny 0-628 Mins: Another lovely point from Cathal Mannion….his third! Galway 0-9 Kilkenny 0-629 Mins: Joseph Cooney stretches the lead to 4 points: Galway 0-10 Kilkenny 0-630 Mins: Pointed free for TJ Reid. Galway 0-10 Kilkenny 0-732 Mins: Huge free again from Joe Canning. Galway 0-11 Kilkenny 0-733 Mins: Cathal Mannion again! Galway 0-12 Kilkenny 0-735 Mins: TJ Reid free – Galway 0-12 Kilkenny 0-8 – 4 minutes of added time!35 +1 Mins: TJ Reid with another free: Galway 0-12 Kilkenny 0-935 +3 Mins: Free pointed by Joe Canning. Galway 0-13 Kilkenny 0-9John Joe Farrell replies and the half time whistle blows.HALF TIME: Galway 0-13 Kilkenny 0-10.SECOND HALF underway – Richie Hogan & John Power on for Kilkenny36 Mins: Richie Hogan…over the bar. Galway 0-13 Kilkenny 0-1136 Mins: Joe Canning answers with a free….Galway 0-14 Kilkenny 0-1138 Mins: Conor Fogarty brings it back to 2 points: Galway 0-14 Kilkenny 0-1239 Mins: TJ Reid points o free: Galway 0-14 Kilkenny 0-1340 Mins: Great long range point from Conor Cooney. Galway 0-15 Kilkenny 0-1344 Mins: Super point from Conor Cooney….Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 0-1344 Goal for Kilkenny – John Joe Farrell……………………Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 1-13Followed by a point from TJ Reid…Kilkenny lead 1-14 to 0-16…Cyril Donnellan on for Galway46 Mins: Another point for Kilkenny. Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 1-1547 John Power adds another point: Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 1-16 followed by another – Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1649 PHEW!!! Goal chance for Galway….didn’t go over the line….followed up by point from Cathal Mannion. Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1752 Mins: Free pointed by Joe Canning….back to a 1 point ball game. Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1853 Conor Whelan adds to the response from Galway. Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1955 Mins: Michael Fennelly points for Kilkenny. Kilkenny 1-18 Galway 0-1956 Mins: TJ Reid from a free put 3 between them again, Kilkenny 1-19 Galway 0-19…..Jason Flynn on for Galway57 Mins: HAWK EYE calls a Michael Fennelly effort WIDE59 Mins: Andy Smith comes on for Davy Glennon60 Mins: JJ Farrell point. Kilkenny 1-20 Galway 0-1961 Mins: Kilkenny pulling away…another point from JJ Farrell. Kilkenny 1-21 Galway 0-19GALWAY NEED A GOAL!!!!!!!64 Mins: Richie Hogan puts daylight between the sides! Kilkenny 1-22 Galway 0-1965 Mins: Andy Smith get one back for Galway. Paul Killeen on for John Hanbury. Kilkenny 1-22 Galway 0-2067 Mins: TJ Reid again! Kilkenny 1-23 Galway 0-20There will be 4 minutes of added time!70 Mins: Free from TJ Read – Richie Hogan adds another. Kilkenny 1-25 Galway 0-2070 +1 Great save from Joe Canning goal chance.70 +2 Conor Cooney with a point. Kilkenny 1-25 Galway 0-2170 +3 Conor Fogarty with the answer……Cyril Donnellan get his score..Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22FULL TIME: Another second-half master class from Kilkenny. Kilkenny are Leinster Champions:Final Score: Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Galway United under-17 manager Alan Murphy has put the finishing touches on his 20 man squad with 12 more additions.United will begin their first season of under-17 football on March 19th with a home game against Kerry.Speaking to www.galwayunitedfc.ie after concluding his squad, a delighted Alan Murphy commented: “I’m really looking forward to working at League of Ireland level with these 20 elite players.“Mark Greaney has experience at under-17 level with Salthill Devon last year and he will be a big leader this year in the squad.“Joseph Thompson is another player with experience from last year with Salthill Devon, he’s comfortable playing in several positions.“Wilson Waweru has arrived from Mervue United, where he was rated highly for his attacking ability and eye for goal. Wilson is another versatile player.“Cillian Doyle follows in the footsteps of his League of Ireland legend uncle Colin Hawkins. Cillian is a ball playing centre half, who reads the game well and he makes the move to United from Salthill Devon.“Harry O’Gorman is a past Kennedy Cup captain and a real leader on the pitch. He’s a tough tackling centre midfielder who is tactically very astute and more than ready to make the step up in level.“Nathan Healey is an exciting, energetic, and attack minded player, who is extremely comfortable on the ball. This will be a big season for Nathan and he has experience at under-17 level.“Sam O’Gorman, despite only being 15, has displayed a mature head and consistent safe hands since featuring in the 2015 Kennedy Cup. Those displays demanded that he be given the chance to display his talent at an elite level.“Dean Murphy – It was no surprise that Dean was chosen for International honours following the 2015 Kennedy Cup. He’s a player I’ve been extremely anxious to work with again to ensure his unique talent is nurtured. Dean is a player you would pay to watch and he will be a Galway United first team player sooner rather than later.“Harry Rogers is another player that comes from a good pedigree. His dad Derek was part of the FAI Cup winning side of 1991. Harry is a strong player, who knows where the goal is.“Francely Lomboto arrives from Galway Hibernians. Francely is an excellent athlete that has the ability to make a big mark on the league this year. He can slot in comfortably in several positions.“Alex Ariguzo, is another player with considerable experience at under-17 level. Alex is comfortable on the ball and very agile for such a big player, standing at 6’4. Alex will be one that the younger players can look to for leadership in the team.“Joe Gubbins is testament to the great underage work being done by MacDara. He is a player with a good eye for goal and he possesses a great work ethic. Joe will comfortably make the step up and will score goals at this level,” Murphy concluded. 2017 GALWAY UNITED UNDER-17 SQUAD (20)– Sam O’Gorman (GK)– Mark Greaney (GK)– Ronan Asgari– Liam Horkan– Cathal Coyne– Fraser Allen– Joshua Keane Quinlivan– Caoilfhionn O’Dea– Calym Crowe– Adam Rooney– Joseph Thompson– Wilson Waweru– Cillian Doyle– Harry O’Gorman– Nathan Healey– Dean Murphy– Harry Rogers– Francely Lomboto– Alex Ariguzo– Joe Gubbinsprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Southland newcomer Incarnate Word made its 2014 softball debut at home with a pair of victories against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Cardinals Field. The Cardinals swept the Javelinas in a doubleheader, 6-3 and 13-9 to start the season 2-0. In other softball action, Houston Baptist loss 7-6 to Texas State in extra innings while Sam Houston State fell in its season opener to No. 8 ranked Texas A&M.UIW 6, Texas A&M-Kingsville 3UIW 13, Texas A&M-Kingsville 9SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Senior Whitney Waltrip led the University of the Incarnate Word softball team to a season opening sweep of visiting Texas A&M-Kingsville on Wednesday at Cardinals Field. The Cardinals won the first game, 6-3 and the second game, 13-9. | UIW RecapTexas State 7, Houston Baptist 6SAN MARCOS, Texas – Houston Baptist took a 6-5 lead entering the bottom of the eighth, but Texas State scored twice in the bottom half to defeat the Huskies, 7-6, in extra innings Wednesday evening at Bobcat Softball Stadium. | HBU RecapNo. 8 Texas A&M 8, Sam Houston State 3HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Powered by home runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings, Texas A&M handed Sam Houston an 8-3 loss in the Bearkats’ season opener at Bearkat Softball Complex Wednesday night. | SHSU Recap
10 April 2015The grave of Chris Hani, the assassinated leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe‚ the armed wing of the African National Congress‚ will be declared a heritage site as South Africa commemorates the 22nd anniversary of his death.President Jacob Zuma‚ who will attend the commemoration of Hani’s death in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni on Friday‚ will also unveil the Chris Hani Memorial and Walk of Remembrance Monument.The day’s events will also include a wreath-laying ceremony at Hani’s gravesite and a memorial lecture at the Germiston Lake Park to be delivered by Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.Watch: ‘Hani’s assassination was SA’s breaking point’Courtesy The History Channel UK10 April 1993On 10 April 1993, Hani was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, by Januzs Walus, an anti-Communist Polish refugee who had close links to the white nationalist Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB).Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis, at the time a Conservative Party member of Parliament, were sentenced to death for Hani’s murder, but ironically were saved from the gallows by South Africa’s new Constitution, which rules out the death penalty.Derby-Lewis was denied medical parole in February 2015 “because he lied and has not shown remorse for his hand in the killing of the people’s hero”, Jovial Rantao wrote in the Sunday Independent.Hani’s death came at a critical time for South Africa, with negotiators still busy hammering out the agreements that would enable the country to hold its first democratic elections a year later.It was Nelson Mandela, president of the ANC, who stepped up to prevent the widespread anger at Hani’s murder from spilling over into bloodshed.Appearing on state television, Mandela said: “To the youth of South Africa, we have a special message: You have lost a great hero. You have repeatedly shown that your love of freedom is greater than that most precious gift, life itself. But you are the leaders of tomorrow. Your country, your people, your organisation need you to act with wisdom. A particular responsibility rests on your shoulders.”SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.za