Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old Uniondale man was killed when his motorcycle was involved in a crash with an SUV in Baldwin.Nassau County police said Kevin Lodge was riding his motorcycle westbound on Centennial Avenue when he collided with a Jeep at 7:26 a.m. Wednesday.The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.First Squad detectives suspect no criminality.
With his 6-foot-3-inch, 335-pound body frame, it’s easy to see why Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins goes by the nickname “Big Hank.” Hankins, a native of Detroit, is six games into his freshman campaign and has already made his presence felt, recording 10 tackles and a sack. As Hankins continues to give OSU productive minutes, his role in the defensive line rotation will only increase. “You’re going to start hearing his named called a little bit more because he’s going to get a few more reps as the year goes on,” said ESPN analyst and former OSU linebacker Chris Spielman on 97.1 WBNS’s “Sunday Sports Brunch,” following the Indiana game. Hankins presents a tough matchup for opposing offensive linemen, not only because of his size, but also because of his deceptive speed. Hankins can run, OSU defensive coordinator Jim Heacock said. Perhaps just as important as his physical skills is Hankins’ understanding of the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity he has on the field. “You can’t take off because if you take off one play, anything can happen,” Hankins said. Playing with intensity every play will be crucial for not only Hankins, as well as the rest of the football team, as the Buckeyes are ranked No. 1 in every major college football poll. Hankins understands OSU will play with a target on its back the rest of the season. “It’s going to be tough,” he said. “Teams are going to be coming out fighting, ready to knock us off, but we have to hold our ground.”
Junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber (5) fights off a defender during a match against Purdue Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 1-0.Credit: Michele Theodore / Copy chiefAs the Ohio State women’s soccer team (8-3-3, 2-2-2) heads to State College, Pa., to play No. 17 Penn State, it has to prepare to face its second ranked opponent in its last three scheduled matches.Coach Lori Walker said she understands the importance of this match for the Buckeyes.“(Playing) at Penn State is always a great challenge,” Walker said. “It’s going to be a battle, and you know, we’ve just got to take it minute by minute. I (have) got to make sure my A-team gets on that bus.”The Buckeyes won their last match Saturday, ending a three-game scoreless streak in the process, by finding the back of the net three times in a win against Michigan State.“It was a huge weight off our shoulders,” said junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber. “We (had) been working all week on (finishing), a lot of repetition and stuff, so it finally gave us some confidence.”OSU started the year at No. 23, peaking at No. 21, but fell out of the polls after losing to Boston College 1-0 Sept. 5, despite beating Northeastern 4-1 Sept. 8. The Buckeyes currently sit eighth in the Big Ten and if the team wants to move up the standings, it has to start with improved finishing offensively, sophomore forward Michela Paradiso said.“We just gotta continue to work harder in practice and keep finishing, cause that can give us confidence that we can keep putting goals up on the board,” Paradiso said after Saturday’s game.At 10-3-1 overall and 4-2-0 in Big Ten matches, the Nittany Lions are currently third in conference play, sitting behind No. 22 Nebraska and No. 12 Michigan. The Nittany Lions are coming off a 1-0 home loss to the Wolverines Sunday, their first loss at home since the beginning of the 2012 season to Stanford.Offensively, senior forward Maya Hayes leads Penn State with 13 goals on the season, a mark that makes her second-best in the Big Ten.The Buckeyes lost their matchup last season with the Nittany Lions, a 3-0 decision at home, but Gruber said the Buckeyes will be ready this time around.“That’s going to be a huge, huge game. It’s going to be really tough, but we are just going to have a good, hard, week of practice, and we’ll be prepared,” Gruber said.The game is set for 3 p.m. Thursday.
Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini is looking forward to an “interesting” match against England with the victor set to finish top of Group GThe two nations are currently tied in first place in Group G with England having been placed above Belgium due to a better disciplinary record at the World Cup.The clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Thursday will decide who will be facing the winner and the runner-up of Group H – which consists of Japan, Senegal and Colombia.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Every game is important. We have to show our quality, we have to show other teams how hard it is to beat Belgium,” said Fellaini, according to Sky Sports.“Everybody is ready and it will be a good game, a good test for us. England are a good team, they have good players. I know a lot of the players and it will be interesting for us too.”Romelu Lukaku remains a doubt after missing training today for the Red Devils.
Ousted Chelsea manager Antonio Conte showed that there were no hard feelings in a classy farewell statement, where he spoke highly of his time at the club and wished them well for the futureThe 48-year-old Italian was finally removed from his post last Friday with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri appointed his successor just 24 hours later, despite the fact that Conte had won the FA Cup for Chelsea just 55 days ago.“I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together,” Conte said in the LMA statement.In his first season as head coach, Conte won the Premier League in dominant fashion and was rewarded with a new deal.But his second season at Stamford Bridge proved to be far less successful with Chelsea finishing a lowly fifth-place in the league standings and 30 points behind winners Manchester City with Conte having reportedly fallen out with the club board members earlier in the year over the transfer policy.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…However, that all seems to be in the past now for Conte with the Italian passing on his best wishes for everyone at Stamford Bridge.“It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart,” he said.“I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season.“I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”Conte has not released any updates over his future plans right now.
While reacting to the match performance of Raheem Sterling who scored his 50th Premier League goal in the clash between his club Manchester City and Arsenal, the City boss Pep Guardiola said Sterling’s parents gave him good body shape and that’s why he is always ready.“His mum and dad gave him a special body shape,” he said. “He’s small, tiny – so these kind of guys in one week are ready,” he said, according to Goal.“We saw him be good in the training sessions. We needed a guy in that position and he did it well, except the last 20 or 25 minutes when he was a little bit tired. But that is normal.“There is sacrifice from a lot of the players – Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho. We trained just one week, two weeks – a short, short time, but the spirit is there and that’s the most important thing.”When asked about Sterling’s future Guardiola revealed City’s desire to secure a contract extension, with the winger.“I am not a sports director. I try to make a good spirit in the locker room and win games,” he added.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We are delighted with him and we would like Raheem to stay. We count on him. After the difficult season before we arrived we said, ‘you are part of it, we want to help you’.“We like him to try to be happy. In the end, maybe the agents are not in agreement and it cannot happen. But he knows and his agent knows that we want him a lot.” Someone say we weren’t ready? #Sharkteam ? pic.twitter.com/u4zqYzW4To— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) August 12, 2018
Sebastian Kehl warned his old side Borussia Dortmund not to underestimate Bayern Munich, despite their indifferent start to the seasonUnder new manager Niko Kovac, Bayern recently underwent a four-game winless run and surrendered their hold of top spot in the Bundesliga.After the international break though, Bayern have since won their last three matches and moved up to second place in the league table and two points off leaders Dortmund.Lucien Favre’s side were held to a 2-2 home draw with Hertha BSC on Saturday and Kehl warned them that Bayern’s problems won’t last long.“The problems Bayern have had will not last until the end of the season,” The three-time Bundesliga winner told Sky.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“They will fight back and continue to be favourites for the title, nothing has changed.“[There is] still a long way to go.”Kehl is a former midfielder who contributed towards 50 goals in 362 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions between 2002 and 2015.The German now works as the club’s head of first-team football since June this year.Dortmund and Bayern will go head-to-head with each other at Signal Iduna Park on November 10.