17 teams in Primes Cup cagefest

first_imgSEVENTEEN varsity teams in Iloilo are set to compete in the Primes Cup Season 2 basketball tournament that will open on Saturday at the Santa Clarita International High School Gym.Aside from the host school team Primes, participants include CenterPhil Montessori Silver Knights, Iloilo National High School and St. Roberts Academy Panda Rockets.Also joining are PAREF Westbridge, Iloilo Sacred Heart, La Paz National High School, Fast, Lambunao National High School, Assumption Passi, Iloilo Doctors’ College, and Asialink.Rounding out the contending teams are Hijas, Jalandoni National High School, St. John Rojas, Sun Yat Sen High School, and University of San Agustin. “We organized this event again this year because it will help other schools na masubukan iyong mga teams nila – to test the chemistry as we all prepare for the tournaments na sasalihan ng mga schools namin,” said Primes Cup organizer and Primes head coach Rodel Camacho./PNlast_img read more

Pooran banned for ball-tampering

first_imgLUCKNOW, Afghanistan (CMC):West Indies strokemaker Nicholas Pooran has been slapped with a four-match ban for ball tampering, casting a dark shadow over the Caribbean side’s recent one-day whitewash of Afghanistan.The incident took place during the third one-day international (ODI) here Monday when television footage showed the 24-year-old “scratching the surface of the ball with his thumbnail”.On-field umpires Bismillah Shinwari and Ahmed Durrani, along with third umpire Ahmed Pakteen and fourth umpire Izatullah Safi, reported the matter and Pooran on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the charge of “changing the condition of the ball”.He will now miss the three-match Twenty20 International series against the Afghans starting today, and also sit out the first T20 of another three-match series against India next month.There was no need for a formal hearing after the Trinidadian accepted the ban. PUBLIC APOLOGY “I want to issue a sincere apology to my teammates, supporters and the Afghanistan team for what transpired on the field of play on Monday in Lucknow,” Pooran said in a statement.“I recognise that I made an extreme error in judgement and I fully accept the ICC penalty. I want to assure everyone that this is an isolated incident and it will not be repeated. I promise to learn from this and come back stronger and wiser.”Pooran has also been hit with four suspension points, which translates into five demerit points.The ban comes as a huge blow for the left-hander whose star has been on the rise over the last 12 months, becoming one of the West Indies’ most dependable batsmen.He was their leading scorer at the ICC World Cup earlier this year where he averaged 52, returned home to average 36 in a three-match ODI series against India, and was last week praised for his maturity after scoring a match-winning 67 against Afghanistan in the second ODI last Saturday.Pooran currently boasts an ODI career average of 44.58.last_img read more

‘Bonus’ Bobby Petrino in line for another big payday after victory

first_imgLouisville’s football coach is staking claim to a new nickname: “Bonus Bobby.”Bobby Petrino led the Cardinals to their sixth victory of the season Saturday against Virginia, making Louisville bowl eligible and all but assuring that Petrino will get a nearly $300,000 bonus.This will be in addition to the $500,000 bonus that was triggered a little more than two weeks ago when Louisville’s athletics compliance determined that the football team’s new single-year NCAA Academic Progress Rate will be at least 935.The payments are by far the two most lucrative bonuses that have been earned by a public-school football coach so far this season, according to USA TODAY Sports’ analysis of coaches’ contracts and tracking of their bonuses. The next-largest bonus achieved so far is the $200,000 that Penn State coach James Franklin stands to get from a bowl appearance by the Nittany Lions (7-3). .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } FAN INDEXThe top 10 best entrances in college footballcenter_img Last season, Petrino was paid nearly $800,000 in bonuses — second among FBS public-school coaches to Missouri’s Gary Pinkel, who totaled $900,000, according to data compiled by USA TODAY Sports for football head coaches who are at the same school that employed them as the head coach last season.On Saturday, the Cardinals (6-4) became the eighth bowl-eligible team for the Atlantic Coast Conference, which has nine guaranteed bowl bids this season.Among the ACC’s six remaining teams, five are already eliminated from bowl consideration because they have seven losses – Boston College, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Virginia and Wake Forest.Petrino’s achievement of the APR bonus increased the value of his bowl bonus, which, according to his contract, gives him an amount equal to 1/12th of the sum of his $3 million basic annual pay and the APR bonus if he gets it. So, if Louisville participates in a bowl game, Petrino will be due $291,667 rather than $250,000.However, Petrino was not the only head coach who set himself up for a six-figure bonus on Saturday.Tennessee also became bowl eligible, all but assuring coach Butch Jones of a bonus of at least $100,000.last_img read more

Thursday’s QPR quiz

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Test your knowledge by seeing how many of these five QPR-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-102] AdChoices广告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last_img read more

£5k a month to €3m bonus – Newcastle attempt to sign…

first_imgLet’s take you back to early August, when Newcastle were going around France trying to find a young, left-footed centre-back. Rafa Benitez and co.’s first port of call was Paris Saint-Germain’s Stanley Nsoki, who eventually rejected their advances, and for good reason.The 19-year-old has emerged as a regular first-team player under Thomas Tuchel, playing in four of the Ligue 1 champions’ five games so far, starting three of them, all at left-back.Having sold Yuri Berchiche and still not fully convinced by Layvin Kurzawa, Paris Saint-Germain have now decided to reward the youngster for his early season performances by giving him his first professional contract, which is likely to be unveiled in the coming days.Embed from Getty ImagesAs part of the deal, Nsoki is expected to earn more than €3m from his signing on fee, which is a stark contrast to the €5k/month he’s currently pocketing.L’Equipe state that Newcastle’s, and especially Marseille’s interest in the 19-year-old is what caused Paris Saint-Germain to throw the cash at him, seemingly finally realising the talent they had at their disposal.If anything, Nsoki can be grateful towards the Magpies, at least partially.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndolast_img read more

Saints cut 3-year starter, 3-time Pro Bowl guard Warford

first_imgLast Updated: 9th May, 2020 07:37 IST Saints Cut 3-year Starter, 3-time Pro Bowl Guard Warford The New Orleans Saints have cut 3-time Pro Bowl right guard Larry Warford, whose 3-year run as a starter was cast into doubt by the club’s selection of Ruiz FOLLOW US The New Orleans Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Larry Warford, whose three-year run as a starter was cast into doubt by the club’s selection of interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the NFL draft. Warford, whose termination was announced Friday by general manager Mickey Loomis, started all 44 games in which he played for New Orleans since signing a four-year, $34 million contract in 2017.  The 6-foot-3, 317-pound Warford also was named to the Pro Bowl for a third straight season in 2019, when he started 15 games.Saints cut 3-year starterBut the drafting of Ruiz 24th overall was one of several developments in the past year that made Warford expendable in New Orleans.  In 2019, the Saints used their top overall draft choice in the second round to take Texas A&M center Erik McCoy. Then in March, the Saints signed left guard Andrus Peat to a five-year, $57.5 million extension. And when the Saints drafted Ruiz two weeks ago, coach Sean Payton asserted, “We weren’t drafting someone that high to come in and be a backup. … He was one of the better interior linemen I’ve seen in a while.” Payton went on to praise both McCoy and Ruiz for their ability to play either center or guard. McCoy started at center as a rookie.If Warford was not going to start, his base salary of more than $7 million would have been difficult to justify. Now cutting him gives the Saints more room under the NFL’s salary cap to address more pressing needs. Warford posted a goodbye note to Saints fans on a social media account Friday night, writing: “These last 3 years with the Saints have been nothing but a blessing. The team, the city, and the fans have given me an experience I won’t forget. New Orleans is something different. Thank you all for everything!!”  Warford now enters the free agent market as an option for teams looking to profit from his experience starting for a club that has won three-straight NFC South crowns, went 13-3 each of the past two seasons and whose offensive line allowed just 12 sacks of quarterback Drew Brees in the 11 regular-season games Brees played last season. Associated Press Television News Written By WATCH US LIVE First Published: 9th May, 2020 07:37 IST LIVE TV COMMENT Warford began his NFL career with Detroit, which made him an early third-round draft choice out of Kentucky in 2013. He started all 57 games he played for the Lions in four seasons before leaving for New Orleans as a free agent. Warford also has played in six playoff games — five with the Saints. SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

West Virginia vs. Texas: Mountaineers outlast Longhorns in high-scoring affair

first_img3:52 p.m.: Kennedy McKoy rushes 11 yards to the Texas 41 for a first down. 3:50 p.m.: The Mountaineers get the first down on a 7-yard pass from quarterback Will Grier to running back Kennedy McKoy to the WVU 43.3:46 p.m.: The Mountaineers will receive first; Texas’ opening kick is a touchback. We are underway! No. 12 West Virginia edged out a 42-41 win over No. 17 Texas in Austin after a gutsy 2-point conversion sealed the win late in the fourth quarter.  These Big 12 teams combined for more than 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in Saturday’s high-scoring affair, which improves WVU to 7-1 on the season. Texas is now 6-3 on the year. MORE: Watch NCAA football live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)West Virginia quarterback Will Grier finished the day completing 28 of 42 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to David Sills V, who also had 97 yards receiving. Running back Martell Pettaway was impressive as well, rushing nine times for 121 yards and two touchdowns.For Texas, Sam Ehlinger completed 25 of 36 passes for three touchdowns to three different receivers (Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay and Tre Watson). Watson and Ehlinger also had one rushing touchdown apiece.There were nine lead changes in this game and seven consecutive touchdown drives in the first half. This game was a high-scoring quarterback battle. Sporting News provided score updates and highlights from West Virginia’s big win over Texas. West Virginia vs. Texas updates, highlights (All times ET)Final: West Virginia 42, Texas 417:34 p.m.: That’ll do it. West Virginia wins this one 42-41. 7:33 p.m.: Lil’Jordan Humphrey returns Evan Staley’s 60-yard kick for 21 yards to the Texas 41. 7:28 p.m.: Successful 2-point conversion. Will Grier runs it in himself. The 2-point conversion gives West Virginia the lead with 16 seconds to play!WILL GRIER. 2-POINT CONVERSION WITH THE GAME ON THE LINE.This man’s got ice in his veins, y’all. pic.twitter.com/CQikTxeA8J— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 3, 20187:27 p.m.: David Sills V catches the pass from Grier but Texas calls two consecutive time outs and the play doesn’t count. 7:23 p.m.: West Virginia touchdown. Gary Jennings Jr. catches a 33-yard pass in the end zone. The Mountaineers will try for two. 7:20 p.m.: West Virginia gets the ball on its own 25. Will Grier finds wide receiver Gary Jennings Jr. for 7-yards and a first down to the WVU 40. 7:17 p.m.: Texas touchdown. Sam Ehlinger connects with Devin Duvernay for a 48-yard touchdown. The extra kick is good. The Longhorns regain the lead. UNREAL @Dev_Duv5. #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/6iSSB7Wy3x— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) November 3, 20187:15 p.m.: Sam Ehlinger finds tight end Andrew Beck for a 19 yard reception to the Texas 41. 7:14 p.m.: Lil’Jordan Humphrey returns Evan Staley’s 54-yard kick for 11 yards to the Texas 22. 7:10 p.m.: West Virginia touchdown. Martell Pettaway rushes for 13 yards and a touchdown, his second of the day. The extra kick is good. This game is all tied up with less than six minutes to play. 🎥 Martell Pettaway ties this one up late in the fourth quarter! #HailWV pic.twitter.com/GMfJnCdmPd— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) November 3, 20187:09 p.m.: Will Grier completes a pass to Trevon Wesco for 10 yards to the Texas 13. 7:07 p.m.: Following a West Virginia timeout, Kennedy McKoy rushes for 19 yards to the Texas 24. 7:03 p.m.: Kennedy McKoy catches a 10-yard pass for a first down to the WVU 49. 7:02 p.m.: Tight end Trevon Wesco catches a pass from Will Grier for 8 yards and a first down at the WVU 36. 6:58 p.m.: The Mountaineers get the ball on their own 25. Kennedy McKoy opens the drive with a 3-yard run to the WVU 28. 6:54 p.m.: Texas field goal. Sam Ehlinger just comes up short of a first down at the WVU 21. Cameron Dicker’s 38-yard field goal is good. The Longhorns extend their lead to 34-27.💰 from 3️⃣8️⃣ for @camerondicker! 34-27 Horns with 9:38 left. #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/GWdBRQYG6Z— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) November 3, 20186:52 p.m.: Four consecutive rushes from Tre Watson gets Texas three first downs to the WVU 18. Texas’ Patrick Vahe was called for holding and they are penalized 10 yards. 6:50 p.m.: Tre Watson runs 14-yards for a first down at the Texas 35. West Virginia is called for defensive holding. 6:49 p.m.: Texas opens the final quarter of play with a 1 yard run by Tre Watson to its own 21. Third quarter: West Virginia 27, Texas 316:45 p.m.: Kennedy McKoy gains zero yards to the Texas 20 to end the third quarter. The Longhorns lead 31-27 with 15 minutes to play. 6:42 p.m.: West Virginia enters Texas territory with a 25-yard pass to Marcus Simms to the Texas 29. 6:40 p.m.: The Mountaineers get a quick first down with an 11-yard rush from Martell Pettaway to the WVU 42. 6:39 p.m.: Tevin Bush returns Cameron Dicker’s 54-yard punt 20 yards to the WVU 31. 6:35 p.m.: Texas field goal. The Longhorns settle for a field goal. They extend their lead 31-27 with a good 22-yard attempt by Cameron Dicker. 6:30 p.m.: Sam Ehlinger finds Lil’Jordan Humphrey deep for 29 yards to the WVU 9. That Sam Ehlinger ➡️ Lil’Jordan Humphrey connection is UNMATCHED 🔥 pic.twitter.com/vUJjB4tOtB— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 3, 20186:28 p.m.: Sam Ehlinger completes a pass to Collin Johnson for 15-yards for a first down to the WVU 42. 6:25 p.m.: West Virginia is forced to punt. Cornerback D’Shawn Jamison returns Billy Kinney’s 47-yard punt 29 yards to the Texas 29. 6:21 p.m.: Marcus Simms catches a 9-yard pass from Will Grier for a first down to the WVU 31. 6:18 p.m.: Texas attempted to convert a first down on fourth-and-1. The ruling on the field was a first down but after an official review, The Longhorns did not get the first down and turn the ball over on the WVU 5. 6:10 p.m.: The Longhorns enter West Virginia territory with a 6-yard run from Tre Watson. 6:07 p.m.: Lil’Jordan Humphrey rushes 11 yards to the Texas 47 for a Longhorns’ first down. 6:06 p.m.: We are back in action in Austin, Tx. The Longhorns will receive and start with the ball on their own 25. Halftime: West Virginia 27, Texas 285:44 p.m.: Running back Daniel Young runs the ball 4 yards to the Texas 39. That will do it for the first half. Texas leads 28-27. 5:41 p.m.: West Virginia field goal. Evan Staley’s 44-yard attempt is good. The Mountaineers only trail by one. 5:37 p.m.: Will Grier finds tight end Jovani Haskins for back-to-back completions, 11 and 7 yards, for a first down to the Texas 27. 5:34 p.m.: Texas’ cornerback Kris Boyd is called for pass interference, West Virginia is given a first down at the Texas 44. 5:31 p.m.: Texas’ defensive tackle Gerald Wilbon is called for defensive holding. West Virginia gets the first down at its own 45. 5:30 p.m.: Kennedy McKoy rushes 15 yards to the WVU 35 for a first down. 5:28 p.m.: The Mountaineers get the ball on their own 25. They are penalized 5 yards for delaying the game. 5:23 p.m.: Texas touchdown. Sam Ehlinger is sacked by linebacker David Long Jr. for a loss of 9 yards, but finds Tre Watson on the next drive for a 32-yard touchdown, The extra point is good. The Longhorns lead 28-24.HE CAN’T BE STOPPED! #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/74RkfJuHpW— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) November 3, 20185:22 p.m.: Lil’Jordan Humphrey catches a 19-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger to the WVU 23 for a first down. 5:20 p.m.: A holding penalty on WVU safety Dravon Askew-Henry gives Texas the first down. 5:12 p.m.: West Virginia touchdown. Running back Martell Pettaway runs for a long 55-yard touchdown. The extra point is good. West Virginia leads 24-21. 🎥 Martell Pettaway with a career long 55-yard touchdown to the house! #HailWV pic.twitter.com/xK5dYyPU6G— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) November 3, 20185:11 p.m.: Offensive lineman Kelby Wickline is called for an ineligible downfield pass. 5:07 p.m.: A 7-yard pass to David Sills V and an 8-yard pass to running back Tevin Bush gets the Mountaineers the first down. The ball is at the WVU 40. 5:06 p.m.: The Mountaineers get the ball on their own 25. 5:02 p.m.: Texas touchdown. The Longhorns regain the lead after a 5-yard touchdown run from Tre Watson. The extra point is good. The Longhorns lead 21-17. Our guy @tre1watson wasn’t ready to stop. HORNS 🆙 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/scGHH9BGIn— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) November 3, 20185:01 p.m.: Back-to-back first downs for the Longhorns. Tre Watson rushes 12 yards to the WVU 5. 5 p.m.: Wide receiver Collin Johnson catches a 26-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger to the WVU 17 for a first down. 4:57 p.m.: Offensive pass interference is called on Lil’Jordan Humphrey, which results in a Texas touchdown being called back. 4:53 p.m.: Texas is in West Virginia territory after a 5-yard run by running back Tre Watson to the WVU 45. 4:50 p.m.: The Longhorns get the ball on their own 25. Sam Ehlinger runs for 13-yards to the Texas 38 and gets the first down. 4:46 p.m.: West Virginia touchdown. Will Grier has returned. He finds David Sills V for an 18-yard touchdown to open the quarter. The extra point is good. The Mountaineers lead 17-14. BACK. TO. BACK.Make it two TD catches for @WVUfootball’s David Sills. pic.twitter.com/VFEm0l0So3— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 3, 2018First quarter: West Virginia 10, Texas 144:43 p.m.: Kennedy McKoy rushes 4 yards to the Texas 18 to end the first quarter. The Longhorns lead 14-10 and will start with the ball on their own 18. 4:42 p.m.: Texas’ defensive lineman Malcolm Roach is called for a horse collar penalty on Will Grier. Grier will leave the field on his own with an apparent leg injury. Quarterback Jack Allison will replace him. 4:39 p.m.: Will Grier completes a 37-yard pass to Kennedy McKoy for a first down to the Texas 32. 4:37 p.m.: Cameron Dicker’s 65-yard kick is a touchback. West Virginia will get the ball on its own 25. 4:35 p.m.: Texas touchdown. Sam Ehlinger finds Lil’Jordan Humphrey for a 21-yard touchdown. The extra point is good and the Longhorns regain the lead. BACK AGAIN!!! @LJ_Humphrey23 loves that Red Zone y’all. #ThisIsTexas #HookEm🤘 pic.twitter.com/5ErzOjfezX— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) November 3, 20184:33 p.m.: Devin Duvernay catches a 12-yard pass to the WVU 21 for a first down. 4:32 p.m.: Lil’Jordan Humphrey returns Evan Staley’s 58-yard kick 29 yards to the WVU 39. 4:31 p.m.: West Virginia offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste has been ejected from the game. Yodny Cajuste ejected from Texas – West Virginia game for throwing a punch. Did it right in front of the referee who threw flag immediately, stupid play by crucial WVU player. Emotions running high in ranked matchup. pic.twitter.com/JMz6pnD88t— Smart (@SmartOfDarkness) November 3, 20184:28 p.m.: West Virginia touchdown. Will Grier finds David Sills V for a 60-yard touchdown. The extra point is good. The Mountaineers take a 10-7 lead. .@WVUfootball’s David Sills with the score….. aaaaand the Horns Down celly #FOXFieldPass pic.twitter.com/bUxtCNzn9C— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 3, 20184:26 p.m.: An 11-yard pass to wide receiver Marcus Simms gets West Virginia to its own 36 and the first down. 4:24 p.m.: The Mountaineers start with the ball on their own 25 after the touchback. 4:20 p.m.: Texas touchdown. Ehlinger steps into the end zone to put the Longhorns on the board with the first touchdown of the game. Cameron Dicker’s extra point is good. Texas leads 7-3. Sam Ehlinger gets @TexasFootball on the board 🙌 pic.twitter.com/yamrBd5iKg— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 3, 20184:17 p.m.: Sam Ehlinger finds Lil’Jordan Humphrey for a 23 yard gain and a first down. He is pushed out at the WVU 1. Did he just… HOW?! 😱 pic.twitter.com/XgcOSD8zwl— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 3, 20184:15 p.m.: Quarterback Sam Ehlinger hangs onto the ball and rushes for 13 yards to the WVU 30 for a first down. 4:13 p.m: Back-to-back runs, 7 and 3 yards respectively, from Keaontay Ingram gets Texas to the WVU 43 for a first down. 4:08 p.m.: West Virginia goes three-and-out. Punter Billy Kinney’s 39-yard punt is down at the Texas 47. 4:04 p.m.: The Longhorns are unable to score on their opening drive. Punter Ryan Bujcevski’s 48-yard punt is returned for zero gain to the WVU 12. 4:02 p.m.: A 9-yard pass to wide receiver Devin Duvernay and a 2-yard rush from running back Keaontay Ingram gets Texas the first down at its own 41. 4 p.m.: Evan Staley’s 58-yard kick is returned by wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey for 23 yards to the Texas 30. 3:57 p.m.: West Virginia field goal. The Mountaineers will settle for a field goal. Kicker Evan Staley’s 45-yard attempt is good. West Virginia takes a 3-0 lead. Evan Staley with a 45-yard field goal to put the Mountaineers ahead 3-0. pic.twitter.com/XdGif8ugNR— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) November 3, 20183:54 p.m.: Running back Leddie Brown rushes for 17 yards to the Texas 18 for a first down. There is an illegal block, 10-yard penalty called on wide receiver David Sills V. The ball is at the Texas 28. last_img read more

Erik Menendez’ Friends Tell Story Behind His Racy Photos, Screenplay About a Son Who Kills Parents

first_img Related Courtesy Philip Kearney(NEW YORK) — Lyle and Erik Menendez shot and killed their parents, Jose Menendez, a wealthy entertainment executive, and Kitty Menendez in 1989. At the time, Lyle was 21, and Erik was 18.But before the murders, Erik Menendez wrote a screenplay called Friends about a rich, young man who killed his parents for the inheritance money.Craig Cignarelli, Erik’s friend and classmate at Calabasas High School, in Calabasas, California, said they wrote Friends together.“I remember talking about the opening scene, in just the idea of, ‘We need to establish a crime. We need to have the protagonist gain an inheritance so he can actually fulfill his dream of creating this hunting ground for humans,’” Cignarelli told ABC News.In that scene, the main character, Hamilton Cromwell, is described as a “sophisticated, good-looking” 18-year-old reading about the inheritance his father intended to leave him in his will. On a typed page about next scene, Erik included a handwritten note that said Hamilton is “immensely psychotic and extremely anxious to obtain his inheritance. A character worthy of Jekyll and Hyde.”The Hamilton character then kills his parents in the next scene: “A gloved hand is seen gripping the doorknob and turning it gently. The door opens, exposing the luxurious sight of Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell lying in bed. Their faces are of questioning horror as Hamilton closes the door behind them, gently saying, ‘Good evening, mother. Good evening, father.’”Cignarelli said he and Erik wrote the killing scene as a way for their main character to come in to money.“I guess there’s three ways to do it: You’re either going to win the lottery, you’re going to work very, very hard for one year and from 18 to 19, you’re going to earn $100 million, or you’re going to have to find a way to inherit it,” Cignarelli said. “And for us, the only option aside from winning the lottery, realistically, was to do an inheritance, and so we set that as the basic scene.”On Aug. 20, 1989, the Menendez brothers opened fire on their wealthy parents inside the family’s Beverly Hills mansion, using shotguns they had bought just days before the murders. Prosecutors argued that Lyle and Erik were motivated by greed because they wanted to inherit the family fortune.Cignarelli remarked on the screenplay’s similarity to how the murders were carried out.“The opening scene happened to coincide with what happened on the night of the murders,” Cignarelli said.Photographer Philip Kearney, another friend of Erik’s, said Erik had showed him the screenplay to get his opinion on it. Kearney said he initially didn’t look at it until later, after he learned Erik and Lyle had killed their parents.“I remembered that I had the script about the boy that kills his parents to collect the insurance, and that was a very chilling realization to me,” Kearney told ABC News. “It was only once I was aware of the murder that it pieced together and that I knew that I had looked at enough of [the screenplay] to know that it was basically the same thing that occurred.”Kearney had first met Erik at a photo shoot in Beverly Hills and said Erik had expressed an interest in modeling. The two became friends and Erik modeled for several shoots with Kearney.“He would come over and spend some time. We would shoot pictures. He’d talk about his family. He would talk about his life and his aspirations,” Kearney said.Erik is shown smiling in some of the photos, while he appears shirtless and serious in others.Courtesy Philip Kearney“In retrospect, those pictures, to me, look very lonely and haunting, and it was probably the most look at Erik that I saw where he was lonely or where he was different and not so happy and a little bit darker,” Kearney said.Kearney said he still cannot imagine how the Erik he knew could have murdered his parents.“I can’t picture him shooting his mother and then reloading. I can’t picture him conspiring to cover all that up,” Kearney said. “My impression was that their father had cut them off. I think somewhere, starting with Lyle, there was a decision that this was just not going to be OK. It was not going to be OK to live in Beverly Hills and be paupers or to have less than they had.”Kearney said he spoke to authorities about Erik, and told the district attorney he had the screenplay, but when detectives came to retrieve the script from where it was supposed to be in storage, they were unable to find it.“I don’t remember giving it back to [Erik], but we didn’t find it in the storage locker. And I always wondered exactly where it went or what happened to it,” Kearney said.After he learned about the murders, Cignarelli, Erik’s friend, said he also went to police and told them what he knew about Erik, including that he said Erik had confessed to him about killing his parents.“We eventually sat down at a chessboard, and he looked up from the chessboard. And as he had his fingers on the pieces, he said, ‘Do you want to know what happened?’ And I made a big mistake and said, ‘Yes,’” Cignarelli said. “I can remember him telling me where the blood and the skin landed, and being in the room, and literally being in the room where it happened.”He added, “I was hoping at the end of the story he would have said, you know, ‘I’m full of it,’ you know? ‘Just joking.’ … That never happened.”After going to the authorities, Cignarelli agreed to wear a body wire the next time he saw Erik to see whether he could record his saying more about the murders, but he was unable to obtain a taped confession.Erik and Lyle Menendez’s first trial in 1993 ended in a hung jury. The brothers were found guilty of first-degree murder after a second trial in 1996 and sentenced to two consecutive life prison terms without the possibility of parole.Lyle, now 48, is serving his sentence at Mule Creek State Prison, and Erik, now 46, is serving his sentence at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.The judge did not allow Erik’s Friends screenplay to be introduced as evidence at the trial, but Cignarelli testified for the prosecution at both trials about Erik’s alleged confession.“Honestly, when the second jury came back with a guilty verdict, there was a part of me which just said, ‘I’m done. It’s finally over.’ And it felt like there was this sense of relief, followed by this really strange feeling of sadness,” Cignarelli said.“Like, wow, it’s finally closed, and I actually have just lost my best friend for life. He’s going to be sitting in a jail cell for the next 50 years.”Watch the full story in the two-hour ABC News special, “Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers,” on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. ETCopyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Daniel Summerhays tied for first at PGA Tour’s Q-School

first_imgFarmington’s Daniel Summerhays fired an 8-under-par 64 Wednesday and is tied for first in the PGA Tour Final Stage Qualifying Tournament at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.Summerhays is tied with Will Claxton at 64 in the 172-player field and four players, Vaughn Taylor, William McGirt, Sang-Moon Bee and Billy Hurley are tied a stroke back at 65. The top 25 finishers in the six-round tournament will earn their PGA cards for 2012.Summerhays lost his PGA playing status after failing to finish in the Top 125 on the money list in 2011, his first full year on the PGA Tour. Playing the TPC Stadium Course Wednesday, he made nine birdies and a single bogey, at No. 13.Former BYU golfer and Utah Open champion Dean Wilson is tied for 10th place after shooting a 67 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course. Wilson, an eight-year veteran of the PGA Tour, shot a 32 on the front nine and was 6-under before making his only bogey of the day at No. 17.Summerhays was the medalist at the second stage qualifyng tournament at Murrieta, Calif. in mid-November.Among the golfers with local ties who failed to make it past the second stage of the qualifying were Lehi’s Tony Finau, Sandy’s Steve Schneiter and St. George’s Nick Killpack.Email: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more