Could father and son boaters have deliberately vanished off the coast of Florida? Peter Cook was facing drug and weapons charges in South Carolina when he disappeared on a boat along with his father and four dogs, after they departed Panama City headed for Vero Beach.The defense attorney for Cook, 56, of South Carolina, said his client is presumed dead, and had no reason to fake his death by disappearing in a newly purchased boat.Peter Cook bought the boat in late January, said Miller Marina general manager Mandy Warren. On the same day in South Carolina, an order modifying Cook’s bond conditions was filed in Berkeley County Circuit Court. The Berkeley County State Solicitor’s Office said it would not comment on ongoing trials.The U.S. Coast Guard Feb. 26 suspended its search for Peter and his father Gerald Cook, 81, of Vero Beach.The search began Feb. 19 after a family member contacted the agency saying the pair had not returned from Panama City with Peter’s newly-bought boat by their scheduled arrival date of Feb. 18.Coast Guard officials said they found no traces of the Cooks, their 52-foot vessel or their four dogs along their intended course from Panama City south through the Gulf and east on the Okeechobee Waterway then north to Vero Beach.Elisabeth Cook, 82, of Vero Beach, said her husband and son departed from Miller Marina in Panama City Feb. 13, and made an unexpected stop in Port St. Joe later that day.She said Gerald called to tell her they’d stopped roughly 40 miles south of Panama City, but didn’t tell her the reason for the unscheduled pause in their planned five-day-voyage.The only marina in Port St. Joe, and the only marina between Mexico Beach and Apalachicola capable of docking a boat that large, Captain’s Cove, said there were no records or sightings of the Cooks or their boat on Feb. 13.
New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team created history in the Adelaide Oval on Monday when they defeated Australia by 31 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series. With this win, Kohli as well as the Indian side created plenty of records. The 31-run win made Kohli the only Asian skipper in history to register a win in South Africa, England and Australia in a calendar year. Although India lost the series in South Africa and England, they have a great chance to win a series against an Australian cricket team that is low on experience and without their star batsmen in Steve Smith and David Warner. Apart from Kohli’s milestone, there were other individual and team records shattered in Adelaide. Here is the list.Read More | India secure historic 31-run win over Australia in Adelaide Test6 – The Adelaide win was India’s sixth Test win in Australia. This was their second win at the Adelaide Oval, having won earlier in 2003. India has won two matches in Melbourne, one each in Perth and Sydney.1 – This is the first time that India has won the first match of a Test series Down Under. In 11 previous instances, India had lost nine and drawn two.Read More | Pant creates new wicketkeeping record in Adelaide Test vs Australia10 – Number of years taken for India to register a Test win in Australia. Their last win came in Perth in 2008.11 – Number of catches taken by Rishabh Pant in one match. It is the highest-ever by an Indian keeper, beating Wriddhiman Saha’s mark of 10 catches which he achieved in Johannesburg. Pant is the third keeper after AB de Villiers and England’s Jack Russell to take 11 catches.Read More | Virat Kohli lauds consistency of Indian cricket team bowlers16 – Cheteshwar Pujara notched up his 16th ton and his first in Australia in this game. Incidentally, this was the same place where Rahul Dravid also hit his 16th Test ton. He also went past 5000 runs.25 – Number of Test wins for Virat Kohli as skipper. He needs just three more wins to break MS Dhoni’s record of 27 wins.4 – Virat Kohli became the fourth Indian player after VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar to go past 1000 runs in Tests in Australia. He has five centuries in Australia.8 – Number of times Nathan Lyon has dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara in Tests, which is the joint-most. He has also dismissed Alastair Cook the same number of wins.6 – Number of times Virat Kohli has fallen to Nathan Lyon. This is the most number of times a bowler has dismissed him in Tests.2 – This is only the second time that India has won three Tests outside home in a calendar year. They had last achieved this feat in 1968 against New Zealand.31 – The margin of victory for India in this Test, which was the third-lowest in terms of runs. India won against Australia in Mumbai by 13 runs in 2004, which is their lowest-ever while they won by 28 runs against England in Kolkata in 1972/73. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
The University of Wisconsin men?s tennis team is set onturning things around. After the Badgers started the season 4-0 with wins overUW-Green Bay, Butler, Northern Illinois and UW-Whitewater, they then went on tolose five straight matches at the hands of North Carolina State, Wake Forest,Notre Dame, Louisville and Vanderbilt.According to head coach Greg Van Emburgh, though, thoselosses may be a little misleading, as four of the five losses came againstopponents ranked in the top 30.?We?ve looked forward to strengthening our schedule,? VanEmburgh said. ?In order to do that, sometimes you have to play some teams onthe road, so they?ll return the match the next year.?With a home match Monday against No. 29 TCU, the Badgerswill look to put the losing streak behind them and build off their 7-0 victoryover Northwestern Saturday.?I?ve insinuated to the guys that let?s clean the slate,? VanEmburgh said. ?We have a new season.?The Badgers kicked off the Big Ten season against the WildcatsSaturday with great play at No. 2 doubles from Nolan Polley and sophomoreMoritz Baumann. Victories at singles from Nolan Polley, Michael Dierbeger,Jeremy Sonkin and Marek Michalicka ? who is now 10-0 in his Wisconsin career ? gaveUW a win in the conference opener.Sonkin and the Badgers know that they still have time toright the ship but also realize it won?t come easy.?We?re realizing, though, that it?s not going to be handedto us; we?re going to have to put a lot into it to get a lot out of theseason,? Sonkin said.The Horned Frogs are coming off a 4-3 home loss to TexasA&M Saturday and have lost two of their last three matches. Before a lossto Oklahoma State Feb. 24, though, TCU had won nine straight meets.With most of the Badgers’ Big Ten schedule still to beplayed, Sonkin knows how important a match against a highly ranked team is.?If we really bring a lot of fire and intensity to the matches we?replaying in and we show that we want to be out there and we want to win, thewins will start to go our way,? Sonkin said. ?We?ve got to go out and playevery team like they are a top-10 team in the country.?
Published on April 22, 2013 at 10:34 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ When the question is first asked, Damien Rhodes pauses for a moment, searching for an answer.Have you ever seen a player like him come out of this area?Rhodes has been a part of Central New York football his whole life. He was a running back at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, then Syracuse, and now coaches at his former high school.But Rhodes has never seen a talent like Tyrone Wheatley Jr. The combination of size, smarts, skill and athleticism is seldom seen around these parts.He has to look all the way back to 1997, when Marquise Walker torched CNY with his 6-foot-3 frame and spectacular athleticism before becoming an All-American at Michigan.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You see good, quick, great high-school-type players,” Rhodes said, “but one that you look at and say, ‘That’s not just a great high school player, they’re your elite talent that only come around every now and then.’”Wheatley is that type of elite player. He’s parlayed his gargantuan frame, football pedigree and exceptional athleticism into offers from Southeastern Conference, Big 10 and Atlantic Coast Conference schools — including SU.It’s the size that makes the 6-foot-6, 240-pound high school sophomore such an attractive commodity. The tight end and defensive end has offers from Alabama, Michigan, Penn State and North Carolina. He’s turned his raw talent into production with three touchdowns in just four games in the fall, and his age means he can still grow and develop.“If his athleticism improves, you don’t know where that could wind up in a year or two,” Scout.com’s Brian Dohn said.His tape shows he’s a legitimate 6 feet 6 inches, with a deft control of that build. Defensively, he has the size to power through often smaller offensive linemen, the footwork to get around blockers from a down or stand-up position, and the pursuit to track down faster running backs.On offense, his greatest strength is as a blocker. Dohn suggested Wheatley could end up a tackle by the time he gets to college — his frame is that massive. But his size also lets him reach up for overthrown balls and shed tacklers in the open field. He has adequate speed, but looks out of place lumbering down the field.“The more I watch him, the more you think he can play D-end,” Dohn said, “but I think at that size, if he continues to grow, he’s a kid that — if he’s a sophomore now and he’s 6-6, 235 — how big’s he going to be in two years?”For two years, the Orange had an in with the hulking athlete. His father, Tyrone Wheatley Sr., a former star running back at Michigan, was Syracuse’s running backs coach from 2010-12. He was a part of the mass exodus from SU to Buffalo, N.Y., when former head coach Doug Marrone left to take the same job with the Bills. Wheatley joined him to retain his position as Marrone’s running backs coach.Between the Orange and the Wolverines, Wheatley has offers from schools with family ties. Between Alabama and Penn State, he has offers from some of the most prestigious programs in the nation.“It’s his decision,” the elder Wheatley said. “We’ll sit down and kind of look over some things, but we believe in what we’ve raised him to be: a great young man.“He’s the one who has to get up at 5, 6 a.m. and run … so he’s got to make the decision.”Scout.com has yet to rank its Class of 2015, but if Wheatley’s offers are any indication, then he has a chance to be one of the highest-rated tight ends or defensive ends in the class.Wheatley has had the right teachers. His father and high school coach were both collegiate stars and boast professional football experience. But for now, the elder Wheatley said, his son is running on raw talent. He understands the sport, but he’s only played four games at the varsity level. He hasn’t even begun any formal weight training.Even so, Wheatley’s turned heads. Syracuse was the first school to offer him a scholarship, just before the old coaching staff departed. Since then, he’s drawn eyes from all across the Eastern part of the country.Wheatley isn’t sure if his son will remain at Fayetteville-Manlius next season since a move to Buffalo could be in order, but he’ll continue to draw attention — and offers — wherever he goes. He’ll just keep getting better.“He’s just scratching the surface,” the elder Wheatley said. “I really don’t think you’ll see the full potential of him until maybe his sophomore or junior year of college.” Comments
Last Updated: 11th November, 2019 17:47 IST Babita Phogat Talks About Her Marriage To Vivek Suhag Ace wrestler and BJP leader Babita Phogat spoke about her marriage to Vivek Suhag. The duo is all set the knot on December 1. Written By COMMENT WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Haryana Exit Poll: BJP’s Babita Phogat likely to face tough fight First Published: 11th November, 2019 17:47 IST FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Session ID: 2020-09-09:77f7531dda214b3bc9ed7442 Player Element ID: video_player_5f583ae90ab95 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen LIVE TV Digital Desk SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago Haryana Assembly: ‘Will win with people’s help’, says Babita Phogat 10 months ago Haryana: Babita Phogat positive of win, hails PM Modi as inspirational 10 months ago Babita Phogat begins campaign trail with massive roadshow in Dadri Ace wrestler and BJP leader Babita Phogat spoke about her marriage to Vivek Suhag. The duo is all set the knot on December 1. 10 months ago Haryana: BJP’s Babita Phogat’s Dadri fight likely to go down to wire
LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 10th August, 2020 11:36 IST WATCH US LIVE Collin Morikawa delivered a shot that will go down as one of the best in a major that hardly anyone witnessed, setting up an eagle on the 16th hole Sunday that carried him to the most quiet PGA Championship ever.In the first major without spectators, Morikawa finished with a bang.He was among seven players tied for the lead on the back nine at Harding Park, as wild as any Sunday in a major. Morikawa chipped in from 40 feet on the 14th hole to take the lead, and then he ended it with one swing. On the 294-yard 16th hole, Morikawa hit driver that hopped onto the green and settled 7 feet below the cup.He made it for eagle and was on his way. Morikawa closed with a 6-under 64, the lowest final round by a PGA champion in 25 years, and took his place among the young stars taking over golf.Just over a year ago, he was finishing up his degree at nearby California, one of several heralded college players ready to rule. Now he has three victories, including a major, by beating a world-class lineup on the public course in San Francisco.Dustin Johnson never got anything going. Brooks Koepka turned out to be all talk in his bid for a third straight PGA Championship. Tiger Woods was long gone before the leaders even tee off.This major was up for grabs until one swing on a hole along the shores of Lake Merced, where the tee was moved up to tempt players to drive the green or pay the price if they missed in the trees to the right or the hazard to the left.Morikawa never hesitated. The swing was never more pure. Last Updated: 10th August, 2020 11:36 IST Morikawa Delivers A Great Shot In Quiet Moment To Win PGA He was among seven players tied for the lead on the back nine at Harding Park, as wild as any Sunday in a major. Morikawa chipped in from 40 feet on the 14th hole to take the lead, and then he ended it with one swing. On the 294-yard 16th hole, Morikawa hit driver that hopped onto the green and settled 7 feet below the cup. Written By FOLLOW US COMMENT Associated Press Television News
FOLLOW US First Published: 15th August, 2020 09:34 IST Last Updated: 15th August, 2020 09:34 IST Unpredictability Ahead As NASCAR Gets On Daytona Road Course The high-banked oval routinely delivers wild rides, harrowing wrecks and dramatic finishes. Drivers expect the unexpected. It’s part of the lore and lure of NASCAR’s hometown track WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Written By Unpredictability is as much a part of racing at Daytona International Speedway as bumping, drafting and the Big One.The high-banked oval routinely delivers wild rides, harrowing wrecks and dramatic finishes. Drivers expect the unexpected. It’s part of the lore and lure of NASCAR’s hometown track.It’s about to rise to another level.NASCAR takes to the retooled road course at Daytona this weekend for what surely will be a unique — unprecedented, really — experience for dozens of drivers who have only raced it online.No practice. No qualifying. Just climb through the window and go — as fast as you can through a tricky layout with unknowns all around. No biggie.The Xfinity Series race is Saturday, followed a day later by the Truck Series and the Cup Series.“It’s going to be something to watch,” Team Penske driver and 2015 Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano said. “There are just so many questions to answer. You can’t really answer them until you get there.”Like most of his teammates and competitors, Logano has taken to a simulator in hopes of finding his bearings around the 14-turn, 3.57-mile road course. Logano’s hot take: “I still stink at it.”“You’re making laps and at least figuring out what turn is coming up next, but you have to take everything with a grain of salt,” he said. “It’s a simulator. How do you build a car for it? How much faith do you put in the simulator? How big are the curbs in the bus stop? How do you prepare for the load of the cars in those big corners? It’s not like you can change anything so what you have is what you have. Who the heck knows!”Logano, the 2018 Cup Series champion, is one of the more accomplished drivers in the field. What about guys without the same pedigree?“I think that’s going to be super, super difficult for everybody,” Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott said. “And it’s going to be one of those things where you have to creep up on it, and it’s a hard guess. We can run (simulations) until we’re blue in the face. But ultimately that doesn’t, in my opinion, give you the visual aids that you need to do the right things at the right times.”Kyle Busch (Cup) and AJ Allmendinger (Xfinity) should have an advantage, albeit in vastly different cars, heading to Daytona. Both ran the Rolex 24 endurance race on the road course in January. It was Busch’s first venture into sports car racing and Allmendinger’s 14th entry in the twice-around-the-clock event.Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson (seven starts), Michael McDowell (five) and Kurt Busch (two) are the only current Cup drivers with multiple Rolex starts. Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and Timmy Hill have one apiece. Kenseth and Ryan Newman have victories on the Daytona road course, each winning IROC races in the mid-2000s.Even so, the layout this weekend will be slightly different from the Rolex. NASCAR added a chicane at the exit of Turn 4 that will provide another passing zone and another chance to screw up. The extra twist ensures that no driver in the field has turned actual laps on this exact course.While Busch and Allmendinger surely provided teammates help learning the track’s nuances, many teams eager to gain an advantage turned to road course experts for assistance this week.Joe Gibbs Racing drivers got tips from Lexus sports car driver Jack Hawksworth. Hendrick Motorsports drivers Alex Bowman and William Byron got a similar session from Corvette ace Jordan Taylor.“When you look at it on a track map, it looks pretty basic, but each corner has little tricks that can help you,” Taylor said. “They’re going into this race with zero practice and zero laps on this track so they need as much preparation as they can get.”No doubt. But there’s also something interesting about the unfamiliar, and the drivers realize and embrace it.“With unprecedented times here in 2020, I think the call from NASCAR to make this unprecedented move is brilliant,” Kurt Busch said. “With no practice and no qualifying and just jumping straight into the race, why not? We’ve done everything in 2020 so far to overcome all these hurdles. I think the fun factor this weekend has got everybody’s anxiety level up.”But also the challenge that’s right in front of us because it’s basically a wild card-style race where you could see a driver and a team that don’t normally make the playoffs punch their ticket.”Image credits: AP COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US
FIFA has handed the trio of referees from Bahrain a second Ghana game in the on-going U-20 World Cup as they take charge of affairs when the Black Satellites face France at the Atatürk Stadium in Bursa on Wednesday afternoon.The Bahraini trio led by centre man Nawaf Abdullah Ghayyath Shukralla directed affairs when the Black Satellites thrashed the USA 4-1 in the final group game in Kayseri. The impressive trio have already officiated in two games in the U-20 World Championship – Paraguay v. Mali and Ghana v. USA.Referee Nawaf Shukuralla, a 36-year-old legal researcher would be assisted by usual suspects Yaser Tulefat and Ebrahim Saleh with Walter Lopez from Guatemala acting as the fourth official.Croatia’s Leonal Leal has been placed on standby as a reserve assistant referee.The Ghana v. France semi-final clash kicks off at 15:00 GMT in Bursa on Wednesday.
Adnan Januzaj claimed against Valencia with a spectacular goal. If someone thought that he had gotten off the txuri-urdin ship, the Belgian was in charge of reminding him that he is very high and that he can still give many joys to the fans of the Royal Society. -What has changed from januzaj to do that great game against Valencia?Now I feel much better and calmer, and that’s good, because that way you can work in peace and everything goes much better.– How much was the goal he did to show that he has his head here in the Real?It was not easy. Because many people were talking about my situation, and it was complicated for me. But I’m here and I’m happy, because I showed that I can make a difference in this team.-What do you expect from this final leg of the league?Everything. Because when someone is confident you get everything, and I feel the confidence of the coach. So I hope to do my best in this key part of the season.– And why is not able to have more regularity in his game and offer more times that good version of the last day?Because there are many teams that come together very well back and it is difficult. And you need more time to do something. But when the team plays well, things get better for the player.-Imanol said he liked his match against Valencia, but he can do even better …Yeah right. In the first time I was losing some balls that with my quality can not happen to me. I understand it and I have to keep working for my good. Now I feel physically better than when I started the season. And that is positive. -What is the most difficult to carry?Many things have happened. He said a lot. ‘Janu is going out, Janu is going to stay …’ It was complicated for me. It was a difficult situation. But I was happy here, just like ahopra. And now I have to work hard to do many more things that people expect from me. And I am on that path.– Were there real options for him to leave Real in January?Sometimes in football you don’t know what can happen in football. I was in the Real and I was at ease, I have to say things as they are. But there are decisions that do not depend on me, not only was it something of mine to leave or not, also of the people above me. Of course there were things, but I stayed and I am very happy.– What do you think of the love of the fans?Well, my colleagues have helped me in that regard. Because a few weeks ago the fans were a little bit of me. But as a player I don’t care, they know the quality I have and expect much more from me. I get it. But now I am in a good moment, especially physically. And that’s good, because I also have peace of mind in my head.– What is missing to finish exploding here in the Real?I believe that with my quality I have to score more goals and make more assists. I am a player who must make a difference in all matches. I have to get it, that’s what I’m missing.-What tells you to be so close to the Champions League positions?For the club it is very important, we want to be in the top four. But we also really want to play a game as important as Mirandés. Because we also want to be in the Cup final.
BUSY SCHEDULE When Cavahn McKenzie died at the end of a 2014 cross-country race in Trinidad and Tobago, it was awful for St Jago High School. His teammates got the news as they contested the Gibson-McCook Relays and it crushed them. Their schoolmate, teammate and friend had left them for international duty and, tragically, never returned home. Unfortunately, the same kind of tragedy has visited St George’s College with the equally sad passing of their Manning Cup football captain, Dominic James. This time, there was a cruel twist as he died during a Manning Cup game, with spectators there to witness his last moments. Truly, for all present, it must have been a terrible moment. These gruesome things scarcely happen in sport which is entertainment for many. Yet, the grief felt by everyone has to jump-start new provisions to safeguard the health of athletes at every level. In this regard, the early announcement about heart-screening high-school student athletes becoming mandatory is most welcome. After McKenzie’s untimely passing in Trinidad and Tobago, Team Jamaica Bickle, that wonderful group of Penn Relay benefactors, has assisted with screening athletes and by donating machines – known as defibrillators – which are designed to restart hearts. This may have to become standard for high school, club and national sport. As a precaution, it may also be wise to extend the schoolboy football season into January. The present season squashes the Manning and daCosta Cup, the Walker Cup and Ben Francis KO and the FLOW Super Cup into a rapid-fire schedule that has teams playing three times in seven days, with complications if rainy weather intervenes. The schedule gets busy for the top teams, when the later stages of the Corporate Area Manning Cup and the rural area daCosta Cup commingles with the Super Cup and the Corporate Area Walker Cup and the rural area Ben Francis knockout competitions. The congestion is no one’s fault. There are far more eligible schools than in bygone days. Luckily, the solution is simple. The schedule could be relaxed by moving the Super Cup into January, the first month of the Easter term. That is a matter for another day. Right now, the Light Blues need our love and support. As with the St Jago case, James’ family and his teammates at St George’s College need counselling and the steadfast embrace of every Jamaican. At times like these, the only choice is to stand together. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at trackside since 1980.