The man who in April 2016 attempted to kill Police Officer Donald McKenzie was on Monday remanded when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on an attempted murder charge.The accused, Kerry Dick, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.It is alleged that on April 25, 2016 at William Street, Kitty, Georgetown, he fired shots at McKenzie, who was off duty at the time, with intent to cause bodily harm.Reports are that on the day in question, around 08:30h, McKenzie of Sandy Place, Kitty, was attacked by two men on a motorcycle who fired shots at him, hitting him in his right hand.The men managed to make good their escape. According to McKenzie, he was involved in an argument with the defendant and the other man who carried out the act. They were later arrested and charged. The case will continue on July 18, 2016.
This time there was no unexpected suspension. There was no first-half scare and Syracuse didn’t need any surprising heroics.Instead, Syracuse’s second game of the season went exactly as anticipated. The Orange was at full strength and held a commanding halftime lead. Trevor Cooney had cooled off, but C.J. Fair took his place as the star of the day. Even a late push by Fordham wasn’t quite enough to qualify as a scare during an 89-74 SU victory.“We had a very good first half,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We just have to look at what we did the second half and try to work on that.”Tuesday featured all the drama of a usual opening-week game for No. 9 Syracuse. Jerami Grant was in his typical role as sixth man. The Orange (2-0) cruised to a 46-21 halftime lead over the Rams. Fair scored a career-high 26 points. Fordham (1-1) cut the lead to as slim as 12 in the second half, but there were never more than murmurs of restlessness from the 22,667 that trekked through the snow to the Carrier Dome. From wire-to-wire, SU had control.Almost 15 minutes into the game, Fair had matched the Rams’ scoring output. Minutes earlier, Grant was in the same position. Fordham missed its first nine 3-pointers to drain any drama from this upset bid in a hurry.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It did feel good when everything was going our way,” Fair said.After a layup by Tyler Ennis to start things off, Fair went to work doing what he does best. He knocked down a baseline jumper from the right side and followed it up with another mid-range score moments later. Two minutes after, Fair drilled his first 3 of the game.He hit another jumper to bring his total to nine with 13:09 left in the first half — a number that Fordham wouldn’t reach until seven minutes later.“He scores almost every time he touches the ball,” Grant said, “so it’s definitely great to have a high-profile guy like him.”Turnovers, though, were once again an issue. Fair turned the ball over seven times in the opener and followed it up with a four-turnover first half against the Rams.He knew coming into this season that he would have a greater role as a creator.“I knew I was going to have to handle the ball a little more and create more offense for myself,” Fair said.So he had to work on everything. Shooting. Passing. But especially ball-handling.Some of the turnovers have been careless — he’s tried to start transition too quickly at times — but other times he’s just gotten out of his element. In the second half, he remedied the one issue that’s plagued him in the earliest stages of the season.“I don’t want to be known as turnover prone,” Fair said.And when Fordham started to come back, it meant he was the most obvious option to counter the run.With 3:33 remaining, the Rams showed signs of life. The lead was down to 12 and Syracuse needed a bucket.Fordham leaned on Branden Frazier and Jon Severe, who finished with 33 and 19 points, respectively, to charge back and make the second half a frame that frustrated the Orange.“There’s a lesson learned here,” Boeheim said, “if you don’t guard people — every team has guys that can shoot.”But SU had a trump card. A pair of Rakeem Christmas free throws stretched the lead back to 14. Grant blocked a shot on the other end and Fair started transition.The forward set up on the right wing. He pump-faked and headed to the rim. Fair drew contact and finished. And-one. Twenty-three seconds later he hit another jumper. He had a career-high 26 and the Orange had a 19-point lead.This time, Syracuse didn’t need any heroics from Cooney — who had just two points. It could have cruised without Grant. Fair and the Orange disposed of a lesser opponent in the fashion that SU has made customary during November.“We played a very efficient first half. We were very good offensively,” Boeheim said. “If we didn’t play really well it would’ve been a lot closer game and if they made that run it would’ve been a difficult game.” Comments Published on November 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm Contact David: email@example.com | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+
The USC baseball team looks to win its first Pac-10 series of the season this weekend as it hosts No. 30 California at Dedeaux Field beginning tonight at 6:30 p.m.Minor slump · Junior infielder Joe De Pinto is one for his last eight and was held without a hit in USC’s loss to Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan The Trojans (15-14, 2-4) defeated CSU Bakersfield Wednesday behind a strong effort from the bullpen and a tie-breaking solo blast off the bat of sophomore first baseman Ricky Oropesa in the bottom of the eighth, giving USC a 4-3 victory.Cal (17-10, 3-3), has been riding a five-game win streak heading into the contest. Most recently, the Golden Bears defeated then-No. 18 Arizona over the weekend and also beat their rival No. 22 Stanford on Monday, 2-0.The Trojans most likely will turn to senior Kevin Couture (2-0, 5.66 ERA) to start the series. In his outing last Friday against Oregon State, Couture pitched five innings, giving up one run on five hits and striking out seven. He took a no-decision in the Trojans’ 4-1 loss.Following Couture in the weekend rotation will be sophomore right-handers Ben Mount (3-1, 3.28 ERA) and Andrew Triggs (1-4, 4.11 ERA).The Golden Bears will hand the ball to right-hander Erik Johnson (4-1, 2.70 ERA) Friday. Johnson, who has racked up 32 strikeouts in 33 and one-third innings, has set the tone for the Golden Bears’ rotation so far this season. Following Johnson will be left-hander Justin Jones (6-2, 3.07 ERA), who has two complete games this season, and right-hander Dixon Anderson (2-1, 3.38 ERA).Cal is hitting .327 as a team with a staff ERA of 4.07 compared to USC’s team batting average of .287 and 4.51 staff ERA.Trojan pitchers will have to look out for Cal catcher Chadd Krist, who is batting .406 on the season and leads the Pac-10 with 12 doubles. He also has a .713 slugging percentage and five home runs on the season. The Golden Bears’ All-Pac-10 first baseman Mark Canha also poses a threat to the Trojans. He is hitting .380 with a team-best 31 RBI.USC has some firepower of its own on the offensive side. Oropesa hit his 10th home run of the season Wednesday night, leading the Pac-10. The sophomore is hitting a team-best .348 and has driven in a team-high 30 runs.Sophomore left fielder Matt Foat also provides a big bat for the Trojans. He is hitting .321 on the season with five home runs and 27 RBI.After Friday’s contest, the series will resume Saturday at 1:30 p.m. before concluding Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. USC leads the all-time series against the Golden Bears, 224-130-2, and has won five of the last six meetings at Dedeaux Field.
The First Capital Plus Premier League returns after a week’s break with leaders Ashgold expected to tighten their grip on the top spot when they host Sekondi Hasaacas at the Len Clay Stadium at Obuasi in a tie that swings in favour of the Soccer Miners, who are unbeaten at home this season.Mid-table Hasaacas have not been very impressive this season and will hope for a improve result at the mining town, following their 1-1 draw game against Accra Hearts of Oak at the Sekondi Stadium at Essipon.However, the club’s poor away record — they have picked just one point out of a possible 15 — when juxtaposed against Ashgold’s home makes the task a very hurculean one for the Giants of the West.On Sunday all eyes will be on Coach David Duncan as he faces his first test in charge of Kumasi Asante Kotoko against Bechem United at the Bechem Park.The Porcupine Warriors, who managed a goalless draw with Mouloudia Club d’El Eulma of Algeria in their CAF Champions League campaign in Algiers last weekend, have no choice but to climb up the league log where they are currently second from the bottom.Kotoko have had issues both on and off the pitch and since the commencement of the season, including the unceremonious exit of their substantive coach Mas-Ud Dramani. But with the unveiling yesterday of Duncan, there are high hopes that stability will return to the club and translate into good results, beginning with victory on Sunday at the Bechem Park, which has become a slippery ground for many visiting teams. Struggling Hearts of Oak will sort it out with bottom-of-the-table B.A. United at the Sunyani Coronation Park, while sixth-placed Liberty Professionals and Accra Great Olympics battle it out at the Carl Reindorf Park at Dansoman, Tarkwa-based Medeama SC will engage New Edubiase United at their favourite T and A Park, with Chelsea and Heart of Lions settling old scores at the Berekum Golden City Park.–
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Rendon felt tightness in his oblique during Wednesday’s intrasquad game. The Angels everyday players had the day off on Thursday, and Rendon didn’t play in any of the three intrasquad games over the weekend. Most of the other regulars were in the lineup for Monday’s game against the Padres in San Diego.If Rendon is unable to play this weekend, the Angels would likely go with David Fletcher at third, Maddon said.There are other possibilities, including Matt Thaiss at third. Maddon also said that there’s a chance that Luis Rengifo could be available, which could affect the lineup. Rengifo missed the start of camp and has also been dealing with a hamstring issue.Asked if Rendon could miss just a few days of the season, or if the injured list was a possibility, Maddon said he wasn’t sure. If a player starts the season on the 10-day injured list, it can only be retroactive three days, so the minimum he would miss would be seven days.“All I know is that he’s a little bit sore today,” he said. “It’s one of those things. Those types of injuries are so unpredictable. And I really don’t like to give finish lines for injuries.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Anthony Rendon’s availability for the Angels opener isn’t looking quite as promising as it was just a day earlier.Joe Maddon said on Monday afternoon that Rendon’s oblique was “a little bit sore today” and they had to “back off his work.”The Angels are set to open the season on Friday in Oakland, and Maddon was noncommittal about his readiness.“Knowing him, he’s going to want to play that first game,” Maddon said. “I can’t tell you for sure he’s out of it yet or how long he’s going to be out of it. He’s very motivated. It’s just that we’ve got to get past the soreness.” Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone TROUT’S MINDSETMike Trout said at the start of camp that he was uncertain about playing amid the coronavirus, but since then he has not expressed any concern about the matter to Maddon.Maddon said he and Trout had a heart-to-heart at the start of the camp, and “ever since that, frankly, he’s kind of like been better about things and he hasn’t asked me a whole lot of questions.”Maddon said Trout participated in some group conversations in which the coronavirus was addressed, but otherwise his talks with Trout have centered on baseball.Trout’s wife is due to deliver the couple’s first child early next month, leading to his reluctance to play. Even if Trout remains an active player the whole season, he is likely to miss at least a couple games at the time of the birth.LA STELLA AT FIRSTTommy La Stella got the start at first base on Monday night, as the Angels have continued to use him more often at that position in preparation for the season.The Angels’ other options to fill in at first when Albert Pujols is the DH or on the bench are Thaiss and Jared Walsh. La Stella is obviously the most accomplished hitter of that group, but he’s still inexperienced at first, so Maddon said it’s still not something they’d do regularly.“It’s just a matter of getting him comfortable,” Maddon said. “It’s not his favorite spot on the field. He’ll be the first to tell you that. But he’s such a team guy he’ll do it. At this point I don’t see as a regular thing but you’ll see it sporadically.”ALSOFelix Peña will start on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Angels had planned on Griffin Canning pitching Tuesday, but Canning and Dylan Bundy were each moved up a day to give the Angels options for Friday and Saturday in Oakland, in case Opening Day starter Andrew Heaney couldn’t pitch. Heaney felt back stiffness on Saturday, but said on Sunday he’s fine and he expects to pitch on Friday…A day after Shohei Ohtani’s final intrasquad outing, Maddon said he was encouraged by his performance over five innings. “I though he pitched well,” Maddon said. “Definitely better command. It was obvious he wanted to work on his breaking pitches yesterday… I thought I looked really good and I was pleased with that and I thought he was too.”Related Articles