Bird-watcher falsely accused in racist Central Park encounter gets Nat Geo show

NEW YORK (WPIX) — Christian Cooper, the Black man who was bird-watching in Central Park the day he was falsely accused by a white woman of threatening her, is getting his own bird-watching TV show on National Geographic. Cooper, an avid bird watcher, will host the upcoming show “Extraordinary Birder,” where he will showcase the… Continue reading Bird-watcher falsely accused in racist Central Park encounter gets Nat Geo show

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Gloversville man charged after emaciated dog found, later dies

ST. JOHNSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Gloversville man has been arrested after police said he abandoned a dog. The dog later died. Joshua O’Dell was charged with Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring an Animal for failing to provide proper sustenance. Bridget, a female Doberman, found emaciated in St. Johnsville was being cared for at Ayres Animal… Continue reading Gloversville man charged after emaciated dog found, later dies

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How much will Orlando Magic’s draft history impact this year’s selections?

The Orlando Magic’s front office, led by president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman and general manager John Hammond, have shown an affinity for certain types of players in drafts. They’re well aware of the reputation. “We’ve always liked long, lanky guys,” Hammond said during a recent appearance on the Bart & Hahn podcast. “In today’s… Continue reading How much will Orlando Magic’s draft history impact this year’s selections?

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Kofi Cockburn out to prove NBA doubters wrong after the draft combine: ‘They have no idea what I’m capable of’

Kofi Cockburn knew he entered the NBA draft combine this week in Chicago with plenty to prove. After using the event as a growth experience last year, the former Illinois center is set on entering the NBA next season. And despite second-round projections and questions about his perimeter abilities, Cockburn believes he can carve out… Continue reading Kofi Cockburn out to prove NBA doubters wrong after the draft combine: ‘They have no idea what I’m capable of’

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SF Giants’ Brandon Crawford reflects on career of beloved double-play partner Joe Panik

SAN FRANCISCO — The question put Brandon Crawford in an awkward position. Was Joe Panik his favorite double-play partner he’s teamed up with up the middle? “It’s hard, when you’re playing with somebody currently,” Crawford stammered, motioning to the locker a few spots to his right. “I really like playing with Thairo (Estrada).” No other… Continue reading SF Giants’ Brandon Crawford reflects on career of beloved double-play partner Joe Panik

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SF Giants: LaMonte Wade Jr. forced back to IL with lingering knee issue

SAN FRANCISCO — The knee injury that cost LaMonte Wade Jr. the first 25 games of this season will force him to miss more time after the Giants placed him back on the 10-day injured list before Friday’s series opener with the San Diego Padres. Wade (left knee inflammation) felt the discomfort in his knee… Continue reading SF Giants: LaMonte Wade Jr. forced back to IL with lingering knee issue

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How much will Orlando Magic’s draft history impact this year’s selections?

The Orlando Magic’s front office, led by president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman and general manager John Hammond, have shown an affinity for certain types of players in drafts. They’re well aware of the reputation. “We’ve always liked long, lanky guys,” Hammond said during a recent appearance on the Bart & Hahn podcast. “In today’s… Continue reading How much will Orlando Magic’s draft history impact this year’s selections?

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Tensions flare as officials issue double technical fouls in Game 2 between Warriors-Mavericks

Minutes after Warriors star Draymond Green picked up a technical foul for arguing with the officiating crew in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, Green had to be held back from the Mavericks bench following an altercation involving one of his teammates. Golden State guard Damion Lee and Dallas forward David Bertans were whistled… Continue reading Tensions flare as officials issue double technical fouls in Game 2 between Warriors-Mavericks

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4 Oakland seniors receive full-ride scholarships

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Four seniors at Leadership Public Schools’ Oakland campus will receive full-ride college scholarships for their academic prowess. Arely Jauregui Martinez, Jasai Martinez, Juan Lopez and Josue Jimenez-Lopez all had grade point averages above 4.0. In addition to their stellar grades, all four students are bilingual and have completed more than 10… Continue reading 4 Oakland seniors receive full-ride scholarships

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