Gillian’s Wonderland Pier (April 12, 2014)

first_imgGillian’s Wonderland Pier on the Ocean City Boardwalk at Sixth Street is scheduled for its traditional opening on Palm Sunday weekend (April 12 and 13). The Ocean City Doo Dah Parade will be held on that Saturday.last_img

BSO: Suspect in police chase may be linked to double murder in Lauderdale Beach

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – BSO Detectives are trying to determine whether a man who led officers on a chase along Interstate 95 is also responsible for a double homicide in Fort Lauderdale.A few hours after detectives found the two stabbed to death in Lauderdale Beach, Michael Jones told police officers he found an intruder nearby with “crazy in his eyes” who threatened to kill him.Jones said the man was camping on his property and told police he was driving a white Jeep Wrangler with a Pennsylvania tag.Jones said when he asked the man to leave he threw him to the ground then smashed his Jeep into a golf cart driven by Jones’ business partner.“He continued in reverse and he backed up, full-speed, into my Porsche Turbo S and destroyed the entire side of it,” Jones said.Officers chased the intruder northbound on I-95 until a Florida Highway Patrol trooper’s maneuver caused him to crash.“The incidents occurred within close proximity and timeframe to one another and as result detectives are looking into the possibility that the two incidents may be related,” said Detective Ali Adamson, a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.Officers responded to the double murder shortly after 6:00 a.m. at 3054 North Ocean Blvd where two people were found on the beach stabbed to death.Then they were dispatched to the aggravated battery on Jones about three hours later at 2613 Center Ave.Jones said officers told him the man was armed with two hunting knives.Adamson is asking anyone with information about the crime scenes to call detectives at 954-828-5534 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.last_img read more

Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins could determine outcome of NBA Finals — for better or worse

first_imgMORE: Warriors players call out Raptors fans for “bulls—” behaviorCousins quickly made headlines after Golden State’s Game 5 victory for his comments about the smattering of fans who cheered when Durant went down with an Achilles injury. Cousins had a pointed response.”F— them.”Cousins doubled down and labeled the fans “trash.””We’re only idolized as superstar athletes, not human beings,” he said. “It’s always about what we can do between those lines.””Trash. So trash. Like I said, we’re only idolized as superstar athletes. Not human beings.”– DeMarcus Cousins on Raptors fans cheering after KD’s injury pic.twitter.com/hV3blpMbof— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 11, 2019Most people stop reading after the F-bomb, but the back half of Cousins’ comments have more value. His attitude has been dissected throughout his career. If anybody could come close to the criticism Durant faces — and it’s still not close — then that player would be Cousins.Maybe that’s why Cousins responded the way he did between the lines in the aftermath of Durant’s injury. Cousins checked in with just under 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter after Durant was helped off the floor. He scored seven straight points with a pair of layups and a 3-pointer and grabbed two rebounds. That burst allowed Golden State to build a 46-35 lead it held until the 5:13 mark of the fourth quarter.Cousins’ contribution to the game was crucial considering he’s missed most of the playoffs with a quad injury. He played for nearly 20 minutes and finished with 14 points (6-of-8 shooting) and six rebounds. In Golden State’s two wins, he has averaged 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds. In the three losses, he is down at 4.3 points and 2.3 rebounds.Cousins is a 20-10 player for his career, but it’s unrealistic to expect that kind of production now. If he can be close to a double-double guy and play a little more than 20 minutes per game, then the Warriors will have a chance to be the second team to come back from a 3-1 deficit.With Cousins, you never know. He was involved in three key plays in the final two minutes. Cousins was called for offensive goaltending on a Stephen Curry miss with 1:59 that could have gone either way. He also triggered a defensive goaltending call on Kyle Lowry (it was) and got caught on an illegal screen (it was) that set up Toronto for a potential game-winning shot.Chances are Golden State will need Cousins on the floor in these same critical situations in Game 6.Replay Review (Foster): whether call of offensive basket interference was correct in Q4 of #GSWatTOR. Ruling: Confirmed, offensive basket interference (ball was partially inside the cylinder). pic.twitter.com/ub1CNEwa9a— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) June 11, 2019That’s the chance they will have to take, and it circles back to those comments.”F— them.”Cousins is talking about Toronto fans, but it might as well be everybody who wants the Warriors’ reign at the top of the NBA to end. For those who thought this series was over when Durant went down, Golden State had something to say about that. Cousins had even more to say afterward.This is exactly the kind of against-the-world attitude Golden State needs to have for the rest of the series without Durant and perhaps Kevon Looney, who exited Game 5 with a chest injury. Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala are not used to trailing in a series, but they typically respond well when facing playoff deficits.The “Splash Brothers” will splash, and Green and Iggy know their roles on both sides of the ball. They need Cousins to be the X-factor in Game 6 on Thursday. The Warriors need everything DeMarcus Cousins brings for the rest of the 2019 NBA Finals.Even if it’s a volatile mix of attitude, minutes, buckets, rebounds, fouls and controversial plays, the Warriors will take what they can get here. With Kevin Durant out, Golden State needs Cousins to be the complementary piece to a core that has delivered three NBA championships in the last four seasons. With one more victory, Golden State could put the pressure back on a Toronto franchise that missed the first of three chances to close the door.Who would you take in a Game 7? The home team or the defending champions?If Cousins is that missing piece in Game 6, then we already know our answer.last_img read more

Andrew Luck injury update: Colts QB could be ready for season opener, report says

first_imgBut with the team’s opener nearing, Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters Wednesday he wants to decide by next weekend whether Luck or backup Jacoby Brissett will be the starter.”You have to be able to make a call and move from there,” Reich said, “whether we’re full speed with Andrew after that third preseason game (Aug. 24) or if at that point we are going with Jacoby.”Luck, 29, earned his fourth Pro Bowl selection last season after throwing for 4,593 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He was also named the Pro Football Writers Association’s Comeback Player of the Year for his resurgence after undergoing surgery. Chargers’ Melvin Gordon prepared to sit out season without new deal, report says The Colts have been cautious with Luck, who also dealt with a nagging shoulder injury that sidelined him for the 2017 season, so it’s unlikely they’ll push him too hard too soon. Luck suffered a calf strain this spring and participated in just three practices during training camp, all as a limited participant. Colts owner Jim Irsay later revealed Tuesday that Luck is dealing with a “small little bone” injury in his lower left leg, which will likely force him to sit out the entire preseason.“I feel very confident he’s going to find a way through this thing. I think after the (Kevin) Durant thing, everyone is erring on the side of caution, but quite frankly, this is not even in the Achilles tendon,” Irsay said. “It’s a bone. I’m not good at these things, but it’s a small little bone.” Related News Titans coach Mike Vrabel downplays joint practice brawl Tony Romo thinks Cowboys can sign all three of their stars There’s a new sense of hope surrounding Andrew Luck’s latest injury.According to a report from ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, there’s a “guarded optimism” the franchise quarterback could be ready for the Colts’ regular-season opener Sept. 8 at the Chargers.last_img read more

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England team profile

first_imgEngland’s relationship with the Cricket World Cup has been one of frustration, disappointment and even embarrassment but they host this year’s tournament as the top-ranked 50-over team and favourites to lift the trophy for the first time.From hosting the first three tournaments and reaching the final in 1979, 1987 and 1992, England slid downwards and reached its nadir four years ago when they unceremoniously exited at the group stage in Australia, the last straw being a humbling by an upstart Bangladesh.Since then, however, the limited-overs caterpillars have transformed themselves into white-ball butterflies, acquiring an enviable assortment of big-hitters who routinely post 300-plus scores. England SL All-Rounder Joe Root Joe Root Bowled – 10 1598 runs in boundries AFG Ben Stokes Ben Stokes 4s-284 6s-77 All-Rounder Total 50’s/100’s 17/7 Wicket Keeper STUMPED – 0 BAN Bowler Total runs in each powerplay Chris Woakes Chris Woakes Bowler SA Liam Plunkett Liam Plunkett Eoin Morgan Eoin Morgan Caught – 61 Team Profile 7 – WON Run Outs – 2 3 – Lost Batsman Adil Rashid Adil Rashid James Vince James Vincecenter_img Jos Buttler Jos Buttler 3183 Total runs scored Batsman 78 Total Wickets Tom Curran Tom Curran All-Rounder All-Rounder Wicket Keeper ENG NZ Batsman Moeen Ali Moeen Ali AUS LBW – 5 Bowler Liam Dawson Liam Dawson IND Jofra Archer Jofra Archer WI Mark Wood Mark Wood Jonny Bairstow Jonny Bairstow Bowler 11 Matches Played Jason Roy Jason Roy Batsman PAK Bowler The single group, round-robin format of this year’s tournament also substantially reduces the risk of an exit and should ensure the strongest teams reach the last four – good news for the game’s powerhouse India.Those two look nailed on to reach the last four but any fromSouth Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and even a revitalised West Indies could easily join them.With all 10 teams playing each other once to determine the four semi-finalists, the big teams will have plenty of opportunities to recover from any giant-killing act they may be subjected to by outsiders Bangladesh and Afghanistan.England’s spectacular rise is due to a change in their approach to one-day cricket and Jonny Bairstow reflected that when the opener was recently asked to choose between winning the World Cup and regaining the Ashes.”I am going (to pick the) World Cup because it’s been so long since we’ve had an opportunity to win one,” said Bairstow.advertisement”I think that the amount of work that has gone into this group of players over the last couple of years, building and building, I firmly believe we’ve put an amount of effort in that gives us the best chance.”With home advantage comes home expectation as Eoin Morgan leads arguably the strongest England side in the history of the tournament which has seen a co-host triumph in the last two editions.last_img read more