One killed in 3-car crash in Chenango County

first_imgThe crash is under investigation. The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office says Kathryn Frear of Greene, N.Y. was killed when a box truck struck her car from behind and caused her vehicle to strike the back of a tractor-trailer in front of her. She was pronounced dead at the scene, they say. Authorities say the tractor-trailer slowed down to attempt to make a turn but the box truck failed stop for the slowing vehicles, striking Frear’s vehicle. (WBNG) — Authorities say one person was killed in a three-vehicle crash on State Route 12 in Chenango County Wednesday morning.center_img The sheriff’s office says the driver of the box truck sustained minor injuries and the driver of the tractor-trailer was unharmed. The Oxford Fire Department, Brisben Fire Department, Greene EMS, Norwich Fire Department and New York State Department of Transportation also responded.last_img read more


Football News Sunil Chhetri named ‘Asian Icon’ by AFC on his birthday, gets praise for rivalling Ronaldo, Messi

first_imgNew Delhi: Talismanic Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri was on Friday named an ‘Asian Icon’ by the game’s continental governing body on his 34th birthday and received effusive praise for rivalling the world’s greatest players of his generation in scoring goals.Chhetri is currently the highest goal-scoring active Asian player with 64 strikes from 101 matches and third in the world after superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) made his birthday a memorable one by presenting, on its official page, a throwback of his life and career and the best moments on the field, when he played for India and his clubs, beginning from 2005 in a match against Pakistan.“In the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to be the third highest scoring international footballer in the world is no mean feat, and for an Asian player to be within one goal of Messi’s 65 goals for a national team is a record our latest inductee to the ‘Asian Icons’ list should be proud of,” the AFC wrote.“As he turns 34 today, we celebrate the career of Sunil Chhetri, India’s most capped player and all-time top goal scorer.”    Describing Chhetri as one of Asia’s greatest footballers, the AFC said, “In a cricket-mad nation, Chhetri was raised in a footballing family, where his father represented the Indian Army team while his mother and aunt were international footballers for Nepal.”“Chhetri caught the football fever, but never imagined how far he would go. Little did the India captain know he would go on to surpass a century of caps and score 21 more international goals since 2015 to rival the world’s greatest players of the generation and lead his nation to a fourth AFC Asian Cup in their history with four goals in the qualifiers,” the AFC said.The AFC said even at 34, “Chhetri is showing no signs of slowing down, recently signing a new contract that will keep him at Bengaluru FC until 2021. January’s AFC Asian Cup in the UAE is the next stop for Chhetri who is looking forward to rubbing shoulders with Asia’s finest once more.“A journey that would take Chhetri to become one of Indian and Asian footballs greats started when he signed for Mohun Bagan in 2002.”Chhetri has played for eight Indian clubs in the domestic top-flight. Beginning from Mohun Bagan, he has played for JCT, East Bengal, Dempo, Chirag United, Churchill Brothers, Mumbai City and Bengaluru FC.He had stints at Kansas City Wizards at the Major League Soccer in the United States and Sporting CP in Portugal.He has won the AFC Challenge Cup (2008), SAFF Cup (2011, 2016) and I-League (2010, 2013, 2014, 2016). His birthday is celebrated as Football Delhi Day by the state body of the game in Delhi where he now resides. Chhetri played his 100th international match for India against Kenya in June during the four-nation Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai.After India’s first match during that tournament, he made an unprecedented appeal to the country’s sports fans to turn up in numbers and support the national football team through a video on his Twitter handle.Chhetri began his international career with a bang as he marked his debut (against Pakistan) with a goal he cherished to this day.“That goal always comes to my mind when asked about my favourite goal,” he reminisced.“It was against Pakistan, in Pakistan, and I was 19 or 20, and on my debut. It will always be special to me. There are a few great moments that also spring to mind but the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup when I scored a hat-trick against Tajikistan in the final (to progress to 2011 AFC Asian Cup) was very sweet.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


PFA awards: Leicester and Spurs dominate Premier League team

first_imgLeicester and Tottenham have provided eight players between them for the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.Jamie Vardy is one of a quartet of players from league leaders Leicester, while Premier League top scorer Harry Kane is one of four men from Spurs.Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, on the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year Award, misses out.Women’s Super League 1 champions Chelsea have three players in the WSL 1 Team of the Year.Kane has scored 24 goals this season for Tottenham, who are five points behind Leicester with four games remaining.As well as Vardy, Wes Morgan, N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez are included from Leicester while Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Dele Alli join Kane from Tottenham. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin and West Ham’s Dimitri Payet make up the rest of the team.The PFA awards evening takes place on Sunday 24 April, when the PFA Player of the Year will be announced. Vardy, Kane, Mahrez, Kane, Ozil and Payet are on the shortlist for that award.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more


Astros’ Yuli Gurriel will face hostile environment at Dodger Stadium

first_imgHOUSTON — Yuli Gurriel will arrive in Los Angeles on Monday with a target on his back. Not literally, of course, and Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish has tried to quell any possible backlash against Gurriel’s racially motivated remark and gesture Friday.After hitting a home run against Darvish in Game 3 of the World Series, Gurriel was caught on camera saying the word Chinito – Spanish slang for a person of Chinese descent – and pressing his fingers against his eyes.Gurriel apologized, first through the media, then to the Japanese-born pitcher via text message. Darvish forgave Gurriel and encouraged others to move on.“What he has done today isn’t right,” Darvish wrote on his Twitter account, “but I believe we should put our effort into learning rather than to accuse him. … Since we are living in such a wonderful world, let’s stay positive and move forward instead of focusing on anger. I’m counting on everyone’s big love.” The following day, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced a five-game suspension for Gurriel. The MLB Players’ Association did not appeal the punishment.But because the suspension will not begin until next season, Gurriel has continued to play in the World Series. He was received warmly during the lineup announcements before Games 4 and 5 at Minute Maid Park. The Astros know that will not be the case prior to Game 6 at Dodger Stadium.“I don’t think I need to talk to (Gurriel) about it,” Manager A.J. Hinch said. “I think everyone is aware it’s going to be a rough setting for him. I don’t think you can convince 55,000 fans to turn the page as fast as maybe the two teams have. And that goes out of support for their own players and their own people.“But Yuli has got a good heart. He made a mistake. He’ll pay for it … obviously in the looming suspension to come but also with the reaction in L.A., I’m sure will be on the aggressive side.” Though Darvish took the high road, MLB has seen fans take the low road before.Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley slid into the leg of then-New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada during the 2015 National League Division Series, fracturing Tejada’s fibula and ending his postseason. The backlash that followed nearly defied precedent. Threats against Utley and his family forced the Dodgers to deploy extra security when the team flew to New York the next day.After the game in which he injured Tejada, Utley expressed his sincere remorse. But those words were lost on Mets fans, who booed Utley mercilessly for the remainder of the series – a trivial gesture in comparison to the off-the-field threats.“It’s not an ideal situation, something you don’t wish on anybody,” Utley said Sunday, “but it is what it is nowadays.”TURNER BRUISEDDodgers third baseman Justin Turner took a hard ground ball off his left calf during Game 4, prompting Roberts to lift him for a pinch-runner in the ninth inning of that game and move him to DH for Game 5.Roberts said the bruise is not serious and “if we were in L.A. (without the DH), he would play” at third base.With the DH and the Astros starting their lone left-hander, Dallas Keuchel, Roberts’ right-handed option to add to the roster was Charlie Culberson. He opted to start Culberson at second base, move Logan Forsythe to third base (positions both are very familiar with) and start Turner at DH.“Charlie has never DH’d. Corey (Seager) doesn’t like to DH,” Roberts said. “So if you put that all together and he (Turner) is fine with it, why wouldn’t you?”BULLPEN INCOGNITODodgers left-hander Rich Hill was in the bullpen and available for use in Game 4. To try and go unnoticed, he tried to disguise himself by wearing a hoodie and adding towels under his jacket.Roberts said having Hill, who will start Game 6 Tuesday, available Saturday night was “part of the plan – but the outfit or whatever, that was on his own.”Darvish threw just 49 pitches in his Game 3 start but Roberts said he would not be in disguise in the bullpen Sunday. Darvish is lined up to start a potential Game 7 on Wednesday in L.A.ALSOAccording to a report on, the Philadelphia Phillies have decided to hire Dodgers farm director Gabe Kapler as their next manager, pending an official announcement. Kapler did not respond to a text message Sunday. Kapler was the runner-up to Roberts to replace Don Mattingly as Dodgers manager in 2015. … According to the network, Game 4 of the World Series registered 15.9 million viewers across FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO. That’s down 8 percent compared to last year (16.7 million), when the Cubs played the Indians, but up 13 percent compared to 2015 (Royals-Mets) and up 43 percent compared to 2014 (Giants-Royals).Staff Writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this report.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more