Written by August 19, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Dwight Howard’s reps given green light to talk to Lakers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Is Dwight Howard’s short time with the Memphis Grizzlies close to coming to an end?League sources tell ESPN the center’s representatives have been given permission to talk to other teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom Howard played for in 2012.Los Angeles’ interest in the 33-year-old comes after Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL during a workout last week. Cousins had just joined the Lakers last month, signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the team.Howard also joined the Grizzlies in July after being traded by the Washington Wizards for forward C. J. Miles.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
The Home Office has announced strict new measures in an attempt to curb the violence of England supporters in Euro 2004. A record number of suspected hooligans will be banned from travelling to Portugal; nearly 2,700 people will be subject to banning orders of bail conditions. For Euro 2000, there were only 100 such banning orders in place. Police officers will be at ports and airports and Portuguese authorities will be carrying out passports checks and vehicle searches. Home Office minister Caroline Flint said, “Everyone involved wants it to be a genuine festival of football and we are determined not to let a thuggish minority ruin the tournament for genuine supporters.” More than 5,000 England supporters are expected to travel to Portugal for the games. The Tournament kicks off on 12 June and England’s first game, against France, is the following day.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004
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Another set of junior stars have been unearthed from the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) U-16 national league with Lagos’Emmanuel Augustine and Kwara’s Sukurat Aiyelabegan emerged as champions of the one-week tournament.The southpaw Augustine beat other top players to the overall title after garnering 84 points as well as the highest earning player with N25,000 as his total prize money for his efforts in the boys’ event. Like Augustine, Aiyelabegan topped the girls’ event with 66 points and a prize money of N16,000 for all her efforts in the tournament.Other players that made the top three in the boys’ event are Lagos’ duo of Jamiu Ayanwale and Qudus Surmer while in the girls’ cadre Aiyelegan was joined in the top three by Kwara’s Rofiat Jimoh and Lagos’ Zainab Surmer.According to the President of NTTF, Wahid Oshodi, the tournament has once again showed that the country is endowed with enormous talents in the sport.“I have been watching table tennis for over 30 years and even though I am not a coach I must say that what we saw over the last two weeks especially in the boys category is of the highest standard. I have not seen such a large number playing such fantastic table tennis at this age.This for me is the most exceptional group of young boys I have seen. They can match any country in this age group. The girls’ standard was also quite good but we still need to encourage more girls to start playing at an earlier age. I am really pleased and I can’t wait for the Super League final in May to see the children again. It was also brilliant to see children from all over the country playing together and enjoying themselves and it was indeed a great success,” Oshodi said.He however said that some of the players discovered would be exposed to international competitions to be able to rub shoulders with their foreign counterparts.“It is what we have always known, we have to catch them young and harness this fantastic talent that we have in this country. We will continue to look for ways to give these young boys and girls chance to expose and develop their talent. Our coaches have a lot more work now in assessing how we develop these children. We also now know that we must work closely with the state coaches who are doing such fantastic work with the little equipment they have. I thank them for the commitment they show towards finding and developing these youngsters at the grassroots level,” the NTTF boss opined.The grand finale known as Super League holds on May 14 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium while the names of the finalists will also be unveiled by the federationShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
In a press conference held on Tuesday, Sheriff Gregory Tony told reporters that he is unsure why the student was in the room or what happened before the incident, however, the response was unwarranted: A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy serving as a school resource officer has been arrested for child abuse after surveillance video showed him slamming a student to the ground.The incident occurred on Sept. 25th at Cross Creek School in Pompano Beach.The video shows Deputy Willard Miller grabbing a 15-year-old girl by the neck and slamming her to the ground. Deputy Miller was initially suspended without pay as authorities investigated the incident and as of Tuesday he was arrested on a felony charge of child abuse without great bodily harm. “The way the deputy responds, for whatever occurred, whatever type of verbal dialogue was going on, it makes no sense and it wasn’t necessary,” Sheriff Tony said.
The 2020 presidential election will surely be hotly contested but, another race is also getting national attention…the battle for Broward County Sheriff.Current Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis and former Sheriff Scott Israel was suspended by him.Both are running for Broward Sheriff in 2020.Sheriff Tony announced his candidacy earlier this week and the Florida Senate just voted to uphold Governor Ron DeSantis’ suspension of Israel for his handling of two mass shootings in Broward.Israel who was elected Broward sheriff in 2012 and 2016 calls his suspension political.Listen to 850WFTL’s exclusive interviews with both candidates here. https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2020-Sheriff-Race-Israel-vs-Tony.mp3
Ten people are recovering after they were accidentally injected with insulin instead of the flu shot.The incident was reported at care facility for intellectually and developmentally disabled people in Oklahoma on Wednesday.Authorities are reporting that the Jacquelyn House contracted a pharmacist to administer the flu shot to patients and employees but somehow the pharmacist administered insulin to some of the patients instead of the flu shot.Witnesses told reporters that those who were injected with insulin all had severe reactions to the medication which ranged from extreme pain to unresponsiveness.All these people are symptomatic, lying on the ground, needing help, but can’t communicate what they need,” police Chief Tracy Roles said during a press conference.She also credited EMS officials for their ability to identify those in need of help as many of the patients are nonverbal and did not have the ability to explain their symptoms.“I give a lot of praise to the fire and EMS staff for doing an outstanding job of identifying the problem,” Roles said.As of Thursday, several of the patients remained in the hospital as medical personnel work to remove the long-acting insulin from their systems.It was also reported that authorities are still investigating how the incident may have occurred.
aimintang/iStock(ATLANTA) — Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized on Monday for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, a spokesperson said.Carter, the oldest living ex-U.S. president, was admitted to Emory University Hospital on Monday evening ahead of the procedure, which is scheduled to take place Tuesday morning.A spokesperson for the family said he was “resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him.”The Carter Center says the 95-year-old Carter fell twice in October. Once it led to stitches over his left eye and the second time the fall caused a minor pelvic fracture.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
While making a speech at the Israeli American Council (IAC)’s annual summit in Broward on Saturday, President Trump told the crowd that they have never had a “better friend” in the White House, and that the U.S. Israel-American relationship is “stronger than ever before.”Joining the President were Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, one of his biggest supporters during the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment hearings; conservative political commentator Michael Walsh; and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.The commander-in-chief began his hour-long speech by offering condolences to the families of the three people killed in an attack Friday morning on the Navy air base in Pensacola.He also called peace in the Middle East “the toughest of all deals,” adding that if Kushner could not get the job done, “it can’t be done.”Trump reminded supporters that he fulfilled his promise to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, adding, “You’ve got a beautiful embassy, it’s in Jerusalem and you have something you’ve always wanted.”The President vowed to continue taking tough action on Iran, explaining that U.S. sanctions have crippled that nation’s economy.One of Trump’s top supporters, billionaire Sheldon Adelson, provides most of the funding for the Israeli-American Council.Following the IAC event, Trump appeared at the Florida GOP’s annual Statesman’s Dinner in Aventura. The private event attracted more than 1,000 state and party leaders. In terms of fundraising, the dinner set a single-event record of $3.5 million, according to a press release by the Republican Party of Florida.
A Jacksonville mother was arrested and charged with 3 felonies in connection to the disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter back in November.Authorities discovered the remains of the child near Alabama during a multi-state search. Williams was arrested during the search, but then was hospitalized after authorities say she attempted to kill herself.On Wednesday, 27-year-old Brianna Williams entered a plea of not guilty on two counts child neglect and one count of lying to law enforcement officers.Her bond is set at $1 million.