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Rex Ryan Critical of Jets Tight End Amaro Again

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by

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(NEW YORK) — Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan is taking aim at his former team, in particular second year tight end Jace Amaro.

 This is the second time Ryan has had harsh words towards Amaro in an interview with Kim Jones on WFAN in New York.

 The kid’s got some talent,” Ryan told WFAN on Saturday. “I’m just going to leave it at that. I just know one thing: He totally misspoke, and talk about accountable—he’s going to be accountable when he go to play him. He’s going to be accountable for his comments.

“It’s not the truth. That kid’s a little… he’s going to get… we’ll see what happens.”

The comment that initially caught the attention of Ryan’s ire was:

“He’s not really playing around with everyone being late,” Amaro said of Bowles. “We had an issue with that last year. Guys just weren’t accountable last year as much as they could be. I think that’s the biggest thing. [Bowles is] making sure everyone’s gonna be 100 percent in or he’s not going to be on the team.”

Amaro was not the only member of the Jets to intimate similar comments. During last season linebacker Demario Davis at one point remarked, “I don’t see a lot of guys putting a lot of effort into film study.” Rookie safety Calvin Pryor missed several meetings and was benched at several points during the season.

Amaro’s comments were in reference to quarterback Geno Smith arriving late to the team hotel before a road game in San Diego last season.  Smith started the game the next day.


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Jarret Stoll Arrested on Suspicion of Drug Possession

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by

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Comstock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday for suspected cocaine possession at the MGM Grand Hotel’s Wet Republic pool complex.

Stoll was held at the Clark County Detention Center. He was released from custody Friday night, an officer confirmed to ESPN.com’s Katie Strang.

Stoll also was suspected of possessing Ecstasy, and NHL security was notified of the situation.

The Kings issued a statement late Friday, saying they were aware of the reports.

“Our organization is concerned and has begun conducting a thorough internal investigation,” the team’s statement said. “While we continue to actively gather facts, we are withholding further comment at this time.”

Stoll will become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He had six goals and 11 assists in 73 games, his seventh with Los Angeles after five with Edmonton.


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Bus Carrying UCONN Students Catches Fire on Massachusetts Road

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by

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Marisa Debboli(STURBRIDGE, Mass.) — A University of Connecticut student says “no one was prepared” for when their senior trip came to an abrupt end Saturday, as their bus became engulfed in flames on the side of a Massachusetts road.

The fire erupted this afternoon in Sturbridge, about 60 miles west of Boston, the Massachusetts State Police in Charlton said.

The full bus was carrying about 40 students, according to police, and no injuries were reported.

Student Ashley Vollmer said the group was heading to Boston for a senior cruise when, about 15 or 20 minutes into the ride, she saw smoke on the bus.

Vollmer said the bus driver pulled over briefly, but then the ride continued.

She said they heard a loud bang and the driver pulled over again.

There was a lot of smoke as they were exiting, Vollmer said, and as soon as they were all off, the bus caught fire.

 

“It was insane,” Vollmer said. “No one was prepared.”

“It was very scary,” she added.

 

 

The fire was extinguished around 3:30 p.m., police said, and crews have left the scene.

According to Vollmer, their bus driver got on a different bus and continued towards Boston, leaving the students on the side of the road. UConn buses have picked up the students to take them back to school, she added.

 


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Pete Rose To Join Fox As A Baseball Analyst

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Baseball’s all-time hits leader is joining Fox Sports as a baseball analyst.

Officials at the Fox network have announced they will hire Pete Rose as a guest analyst for MLB of Fox pregame show and several of the networks cable sports programs.

Rose, who recently filed for reinstatement to the game with new commissioner Rob Manfred, has been banned from baseball since 1989 for betting on games.

The 74-year-old Rose feels he he should make a natural transition to the studio as he hosted a nationally syndicated radio program for about eight years. He also feels that his critiques will be honest and fair.


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Scoreboard Roundup – 4/18/15

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by

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Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA Playoffs: Washington Wizards 93 – Toronto Raptors 86 (Washington Leads Series 1-0)

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning 5 – Detroit Red Wings 1 (Series Tied 1-1)

St. Louis Blues 4 – Minnestoa Wild 1 (Series Tied 1-1)

MLB: Chicago White Sox 12 (4-6) – Detroit Tigers 3 (9-2)

Philadelphia Phillies 5 (4-8) – Washington Nationals 3 (5-7)

Toronto Blue Jayes 6 (6-6) – Atlanta Braves 5 (7-4) (F/10)

Cleveland Indians 4 (4-6) – Minnesota Twins 2 (4-7)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (7-3) – Cincinnati Reds 2 (5-6)

 

 


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Ohio Police Pull Over Minivan With Four Puppies In Cage on Roof

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by

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Sergii Sokurenko/iStock/Thinkstock(AKRON, Ohio) — Dozens of calls poured into 911 dispatchers in northeast Ohio on Friday after drivers on an interstate highway saw a minivan with four puppies strapped to the roof.

The family was transporting the 3-month old mixed breed pups from Ohio to Pennsylvania when police in Akron, Ohio caught up to them along Interstate 76, ABC News affiliate WEWS-TV reports.

The traffic stop was captured on dashcam video, which shows the cage on top of the van was partially covered with a tarp. Akron Police Sgt. Kris Beitzel said the puppies seemed disoriented when officers arrived at the scene.

“They weren’t acting like puppies,” Beitzel told WEWS-TV. “I mean they were traumatized from having probably been on the roof of that car for probably at least an hour.”

Beitzel told the television station the driver was not charged, but educated on the proper transportation of animals.

“The important thing is the puppies are safe, that he was educated today and that he will never do that again,” she said.

The dogs will now be turned over to the Humane Society of Greater Akron, WEWS-TV reports.


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Giancarlo Stanton Calls Out the Struggling Marlins

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A popular postseason pick, the Miami Marlins have not looked like a team capable of playing in October early on. Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton made it known that he’s frustrated with how the team has played this season.

Through 11 games, the Marlins are 3-8, tied for worst in the National League East.

“We’re not really giving ourselves a chance, it feels like,” Stanton said after the team’s loss to the New York Mets on Friday night. “We’ve got a positive vibe, but [something] is just not there.

“The fire is not there, it seems like. You always want to have it. But when you’re out there and it’s game time, it’s just nothing there.”

During the offseason, Stanton agreed on a record-setting $325 million contract. The Marlins also brought in players like Dee Gordon, Mat Latos, Martin Prado, and Michael Morse.


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Lionel Messi Scores 400th Goal for Barcelona

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by

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David Ramos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Lionel Messi reached another milestone, scoring his 400th career goal for Barcelona on Saturday in his club’s La Liga meeting with Valencia.

Messi has scored 278 goals in La Liga, 75 in Champions League, 32 in Copa Del Rey, 10 in the Spanish Super Cup, four in the Club World Cup, and one goal in the UEFA Super Cup.

Messi became Barcelona’s all-time goal scorer last March, when he passed Paulino Alcantara, who scored 369 goals for the club between 1912 and 1927.

The Argentina forward has won the Ballon d’Or four times, and holds the record for leading goal scorer in a single La Liga season, with 50 in 2011-12.


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New “Star Wars: Episode VII” Stormtrooper Uniform Is the Main Attraction at Celebration

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by

Posted in Entertainment News

ABC News(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Almost as soon as Imperial Stormtroopers blasted their way onto the big screen in 1977, Star Wars fans have wanted to know where and how to get their own suit of ultra-cool white armor.

But you either had to have the serious skills needed to build your own or had to deal with an often confusing web of unauthorized armor builders with wildly varying reputations and quality.

Now a company called Anovos is bringing classic and the new Stormtrooper armor from Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens to the masses – for a price.

The “Star Wars” production company, Lucasfilm, and ABC News are owned by The Walt Disney Co.


 
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Pacers Uncommital Towards Center Roy Hibbert Next Season

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by

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Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Once seen as a core player for the Indiana Pacers, the organization isn’t so sure anymore where center Roy Hibbert fits in with the team going forward.

Now in his seventh season with the Pacers, Hibbert’s performance has slipped considerably this year. Never much of a scorer, Hibbert averaged 10.6 points per game this season, the lowest mark since his rookie year.

The Pacers have stated they will try to change their playing style next season, head coach Frank Vogel says Hibbert’s place with the team is in question.

“We’ll have to see how it all plays out and what the roster ultimately looks like but there’s a possibility that Roy’s role will be diminished, if we’re trying to play faster and trying to play smaller,” Vogel said, via Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star. “But a lot of stuff is going to happen this summer, we’ll see how the roster shapes out coming into next season.”

Hibbert has averaged 11.1 points, 6..8 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game during hsi time with the Pacers.


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