18 Dec

Tips Sought in Bay Shore Thanksgiving Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Naim Isiah Al-HakeemResidents heard gunshots minutes before a newspaper delivery driver found a 21-year-old man dead of at least one bullet wound in North Bay Shore early Thanksgiving morning, Suffolk County police said.Those details were among the few developments investigators released regarding the murder of Naim Isiah Al-Hakeem, an aspiring rapper who was riding his bicycle from his job in Eastport when he was gunned down at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28.“By all indication he’s doing the right thing,” said Det. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick, commander of the Homicide Squad. “He seems to be a hard-working individual, choosing to work the overnight shift. He doesn’t have a car so he rides his bike more than four miles home.”The victim was less than a mile from his home when he was gunned down. Fitzpatrick said the motive remains unclear while the investigation is continuing. No suspects have been named.The delivery driver found the victim laying next to his bicycle in the road on Manatuck Boulevard, just north of Cedar Drive. The victim was wearing a backpack at the time.Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information to them at 631-852-6392 or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will remain confidential.last_img read more

24 Sep

Bulldogs Sweep Lions Baseball

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs captured the lead late in the game in a 3-1 victory over Rushville on Thursday. The game was tied at one with the Bulldogs batting in the top of the sixth when Drew Kiefer’s sac fly scored one run for Bulldogs.The pitching was strong on both sides. Sam Voegele struck out 11 and walked zero, while Tyler Wilson sat down six.The Bulldogs got things moving in the first inning, as they scored one run when Kiefer singled. The lead did not last long. In the bottom of the second inning, Rushville tied things up at one when Jacob Ray hit a solo home run.Voegele was the winning pitcher for Batesville. He allowed five hits and one run over seven innings, striking out 11 and walking zero.Wilson took the loss for Rushville. He surrendered three runs on four hits over seven innings, striking out six.Trey Heidlage led the Bulldogs with two hits in three at bats. Batesville didn’t commit a single error in the field. Caleb Raab had 13 chances in the field, the most on the team.The Bulldogs’ third win in a row takes them to 12-10 on the season and 5-7 in the EIAC. Batesville will try to continue their winning streak against Jac Cen Del on Saturday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.The Batesville Bulldogs JV Baseball team won their 8th game in a row and brought their overall record to 10-3 when they beat Rushville by a score of 23-7.The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead in the first inning getting a two out three run home run by Adam Cox. Adam finished the game 3-4 with 6 RBI’s. Lleyton Ratcliffe had a three run homer of his own in the 4th inning. Alex Smith added a three run round tripper in the seventh inning. All in all the Bulldogs had 13 hits, 15 walks, and 11 stolen bases 4 of them came from Brayden Linkel.Riley Zink started on the mound and pitched three innings allowing 3 runs on 3 hits striking out 8 batters and earned the win. Lleyton Ratcliffe came in relief and also allowed 3 runs striking out 3.The Bulldogs will be back in action at Jac-Cen-Del this Saturday after the varsity game, around 1:00 p.m.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jason Meyer.last_img read more

19 Sep

Cricket News 10 years on, Australia’s winning spirit crumbles again in Melbourne

first_imgNew Delhi: The Melbourne pitch was criticised for being too flat. Many cricket analysts said if one does not score a century on this wicket, they can consider retirement. Yet, Australia was bundled out for 151. No batsmen reached fifty. The abject surrender of Australia’s batsmen, mostly to Jasprit Bumrah’s magnificent 6/33, was not a pleasant sight for their fans. The performance of the Australian batsmen signaled their surrender of their winning spirit. The fact that it happened in Melbourne is poetic justice. On this day, 10 years ago, against South Africa in 2008, Australia were stung hard by JP Duminy and Dale Steyn and they suffered their first series loss at home in 16 years. At that time, the Australian empire had started to crumble. Now, 10 years later, not only is the empire finished but the will to win has crumbled.There are a lot of parallels to 2008 and 2018. In 2008, Australia had a lead of close to 200 but a 180-run stand between Steyn (76) and Duminy (166) helped South Africa turn the tables and take a 65-run lead. Poor fielding and dodgy selections resulted in Australia paying a heavy price as they lost the Test by nine wickets. This was the beginning of the end. In 2018, on a Melbourne wicket which was criticised as flat, it needed bad shots to get out, something which most batsmen obliged. It needed application, something which Cheteshwar Pujara demonstrated on day 1 and surprisingly Rohit Sharma on day 2. It needed a batsman with a voracious appetite for runs to play confidently, which India has in Virat Kohli. Application, bloody-mindedness and proper judgment, the keys to success in Tests has been missing in the Australia cricket team ever since their world was shaken by the year-long bans on Steve Smith and David Warner, their two key batsmen following the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town.Read More | Bumrah decimates Australia, puts Kohli’s India on topIn 2008, dropped catches proved to be costly on day 3. In 2018, Australia dropped catches at vital times on day one and two. They dropped Kohli on 47, they gifted a life to Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. The volume of runs scored by these players might not look huge on the scoreboard, but slowly, they opened the wounds for Australia as they registered a brilliant total.Read More | Bumrah takes career-best figures to decimate Australia in MCG TestThe fourth day, which is December 29, also does not have fond memories for Australian fans. Eight years ago, England secured an innings win and retained the Ashes Down Under for the first time in 24 years. The game was decided on the third day itself, on December 28, when Tim Bresnan and the rest of the England bowling provided a master class in reverse swing bowling to run through the Australian batting. As in 2008 and 2018, December 28 was a day when Australia crumbled, this time to the old enemy.Read More | Watch – Kohli tries to run four, Pujara barely manages threeDuring the modern era and in Australia’s decline, the side took comfort by their performances at home. They would be sliced apart by spin, they would be torn to shreds by swing on a green deck, but they had the comforts of home to fall back on. With a potential defeat staring in their face in Melbourne, Australia might also lose the comforts of home domination. The mid-80s was a time of struggle for the Australian cricket team. The current situation indicates that those times are back. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more