5 Killed in Southern State Parkway Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Five people were killed, including three children, when a Brooklyn woman crashed her car on the Southern State Parkway in North Babylon while driving home from a family gathering on Saturday night.Myriam Lebrun, 37, was driving her Honda Accord westbound when the car ran off the roadway, struck a tree and burst into flames near exit 38 shortly before 11 p.m., New York State police said.Lebrun was pronounced dead at the scene, along with 68-year-old Moise Yolande, 14-year-old Marcus Jeanty, 9-year-old Marcel Jeanty and 8-year-old Kayla Jeanty, police said.Police are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash, which is unknown at this timeAnyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to call state police at 631-756-3300.last_img read more

Rain, Slow Batting Condemn West Indies to India Series Defeat

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, CMC – Luckless West Indies conceded their three-match series to India on Sunday after thunderstorms stalled an already stuttering run chase, leaving them with a 22-run defeat under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.In pursuit of 168 for victory at the Central Broward County Stadium, lightning and rain sent players from the field at 1:40 pm with the Caribbean side on 98 for four in the 16th over, still requiring 70 runs to win from 27 balls.However, the rain never relented and when the contest was called off 45 minutes later, West Indies were well short of the par score of 122.The defeat followed their four-wicket loss in Saturday’s opener and they will now head into the final T20 International on Tuesday in Guyana trying to avoid yet another whitewash to the Indians.Hoping to level the series, West Indies were set back early when they lost both openers with eight runs on the board after three overs.Left-hander Evin Lewis was brilliantly caught and bowled by seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar without scoring – his second “duck” in as many days – while Sunil Narine, promoted to open in place of John Campbell, missed a heave and was bowled by off-spinner Washington Sundar for four.All-rounder Rovman Powell then stepped up to stroke a top score of 54 – his second T20 International half-century and second in four outings – as he repaired the damage in a 76-run, third-wicket partnership with left-hander Nicholas Pooran (19).Powell faced 34 balls and lashed half-dozen fours and three sixes while Pooran uncharacteristically struggled, requiring a whopping 34 balls for his knock and hitting just one four.With the required run rate having climbed to beyond 12 runs per over, Pooran caved into the pressure and holed out in the deep off left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (2-23) – Manish Pandey on the ropes pulling off the now-familiar toss-up catch.And three balls later in the same over with just a run added, Powell, who had notched his half-century off 30 balls in the 13th over, was trapped lbw by one that pitched and straightened.By then, the required run rate had climbed to over 13 runs per over leaving the West Indies with a mammoth task and Kieron Pollard (8 not out) and Shimron Hetmyer (6 not out) were only just getting settled when the weather ended the contest prematurely.Opener Rohit Sharma had earlier stroked 67 off 51 deliveries as India, opting to bat first, got up to 167 for five off their 20 oversCaptain Virat Kohli chipped in with 28 and opener Shikhar Dhawan, 23, two innings that helped India to a competitive score on a pitch were free-scoring was difficult.Rohit struck six fours and three sixes, posting 67 for the first wicket with Dhawan who counted three fours in a 16-ball knock before missing a swing at seamer Keemo Paul and having his stumps rattled in the eighth over.Rohit found an ally in Kohli to add a further 48 for the second over as India reached 77 without further loss at the half-way stage, and then passed triple figures at the start of the 13th over when Rohit cleared the ropes with captain and seamer Carlos Brathwaite.Fast bowler Oshane Thomas (2-27) broke the stand when he had Rohit caught by Hetmyer running back at cover in the next over and Rishabh Pant lasted just five balls for his four before also falling to Thomas in the 16th over, taken by Pollard on the third man boundary.India’s momentum was further stalled when Kohli lost his middle stump to left-arm quick Sheldon Cottrell (2-25) but Pandya, who finished on 20 not out, then belted two of three sixes in the last over from Paul which cost 20 runs, to give the visitors strong finish.last_img read more

Are the Patriots interested in an Antonio Brown return or not?

first_imgWhat’s next for Antonio Brown?According to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, Brown’s camp “expects the league to clear him to return this season.” Brown met with the NFL last week in a meeting that reportedly lasted eight hours. But while Brown’s camp is apparently optimistic about the receiver’s future this season, there are clues suggesting otherwise.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that “barring a significant turn of events, Brown is not expected to play again this season.” For one, he’s caused a number of headaches in 2019. And two, his legal matter with Britney Taylor is still ongoing. Taylor alleges Brown sexually assaulted and raped her.Even if Brown were to be signed on a team this year, he’d likely be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, meaning he wouldn’t be allowed to play until he’s off that list. That report came from Christian Fauria on a Boston radio show. Fauria is a former Patriots tight end who played on the team from 2002 to 2005. “I think they have kicked the tires,” Fauria said. “I know there have been discussions. That’s for sure.”MORE: What to know about rape accusation, lawsuit by Brown’s former trainerAre the Patriots interested in Antonio Brown?Fauria’s report was dismissed by a pair of veteran Patriots beat writers later Thursday night. Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston seemed pretty confident through his sources that New England has no interest in bringing Brown back in 2019.From Curran:Two sources with knowledge of the Patriots thinking scoffed at the idea Antonio Brown would rejoin the Patriots this season.When one source was asked if there was a chance the wideout – who was with the Patriots for less than two tumultuous weeks in September – might have a chance at rejoining the team, this was the two-word response.“What’s changed?”Curran added that the Patriots are more concerned about “something else cropping up down the road” with Brown. And Curran’s report isn’t the only one shutting down the idea of Brown returning. The Athletic’s Jeff Howe also says Brown won’t be playing in New England this season.One source told Howe, “If the Patriots were aware of this lawsuit beforehand, they never would have signed Brown in the first place.” Why did Antonio Brown apologize to Robert Kraft?So if Curran and Howe’s reporting is accurate, then why did Brown feel the need to release an apology? Most likely it was just Brown trying to salvage his reputation. It’s unlikely an apology on Twitter and Instagram would have any meaning to Kraft. If Brown was truly sorry, it seems like he’d have the connections to just call him up privately and do so.With a public apology, Brown gets some rare positive coverage surrounding his name, and it looks good to other NFL teams. But, ultimately, it doesn’t mean a whole lot. Free agent receiver Antonio Brown caused a stir this week when he randomly apologized to Patriots owner Robert Kraft.Several Patriots players liked the post on social media, including quarterback Tom Brady. Beacuse of that, and other reasons, people have been speculating about a return to the Patriots. That speculation reached a high point Thursday afternoon when a report came out that New England “kicked the tires” on Brown.last_img read more