It’s been two months since the world lost Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington. Today, the band has announced that they will reunite for a “one-night-only” event at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27th. With all five surviving members together for the first time since Bennington’s death, the event–billed as Linkin Park and friends–will raise money for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington. All information about the event can be found here. Linkin Park has also released a video for their original “One More Light,” the title track of the band’s recent LP.Earlier this year, when Chris Cornell committed suicide, Chester and the rest of Linkin Park paid tribute to their fallen friend with a heartfelt rendition of their track “One More Light” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Bennington, who also sang at Cornell’s funeral, committed suicide on what would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. So today’s release of the “One More Light” music video is especially meaningful to pair along with the Chester Bennington tribute concert announcement.Watch the official music video for “One More Light” below:The new “One More Light” video, directed by Joe Hahn, shows Chester Bennington rocking out on stage, surrounded by fans, as well as some intimate behind-the-scenes moments with his bandmates backstage. Guitarist Mike Shinoda explained in a statement, “‘One More Light’ was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end. In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”Joe Hahn also added, “It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it. I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people that need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people that connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people that want that connection.”All information about the upcoming celebration of Chester Bennington can be found here.
Dulé Hill Fantasia Barrino Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 Lang is a singer-songwriter who has won four Grammy Awards. Her music career spans three decades and includes 12 studio albums, one live album and three greatest hits albums. In 2013, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Her acting credits include guest appearances on How I Met Your Mother, Ellen, Dharma & Greg, The Roseanne Show and the film Eye of the Beholder. Adriane Lenox View Comments Star Files After Midnight Related Shows Grammy Award winner K.D. Lang makes her Broadway debut February 11 in the Duke Ellington musical After Midnight. She is the second special guest star in the musical revue, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, and is taking over from Fantasia Barrino at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Set against a narrative of Langston Hughes’ poetry, After Midnight celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians. Lang will co-star with Dule Hill and Tony winner Adriane Lenox.
The world premiere of Extraordinary Extremities, starring Carlo Adinolfi, is now playing at the SoHo Playhouse. Written and directed by Renee Philippi, the off-Broadway solo show will celebrate an official opening on April 13. Extraordinary Extremities Related Shows View Comments Philippi and Aldinolfi both serve as artistic director of Concrete Temple Theatre, and with Philippi as director and writer and Aldinofi as performer and designer, the two share co-creator credits that include Bird Machine, The Whale, Hudson to China and Alberto’s Great Escape. Flinn’s theater credits include music and lyrics for Lysistrata Jones and original music for The Little Dog Laughed. Extraordinary Extremities tells the story of Geppetto, a puppeteer and puppet-maker who recently lose his wife and performing partner. Geppetto attempts to perform solo for the first time, and as things begin to go awry, he finds himself forced to create new scripts, ideas and even limbs. The play, which features an original score by Lewis Flinn, is inspired by an NPR story on Hugh Herr, a biomedical engineer who designs artificial limbs after his own legs were amputated after a climbing accident. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014
Todd Applegate, associate head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Indiana’s Purdue University, has been tapped to lead the University of Georgia’s Department of Poultry Science. He will take the helm starting on Jan. 8. Applegate, who has worked as a poultry researcher at Purdue since 2000, has a strong background in the Cooperative Extension System, research and instruction as well as a successful record of integrating the three. “Our century-old poultry science program is the largest and one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the country,” said Josef Broder, interim dean and director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, which houses the poultry science department. “We are glad to have someone with Todd’s breadth of understanding and experience leading the department.” Applegate received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science from Iowa State University before pursuing his doctoral degree in animal science from Ohio State University and graduating in 1999. He will replace Mike Lacy, current department head, who is retiring this year after 30 years at UGA. The UGA Department of Poultry Science is home to 17 full-time faculty members who are studying a range of topics, from nutrient management and chicken physiology to genetics and flock health. The department is seen as an international leader in poultry research, hosting hundreds of international visitors every year for workshops and collaborative projects. In addition, the department serves as a key resource for Georgia’s poultry producers. Georgia is the largest producer of broiler chickens in the nation. The state’s broiler and egg production is worth about $5.5 billion annually. Indiana is the third largest producer of turkeys and eggs in the nation, and its poultry industry is valued at about $4.25 billion annually, according to the Indiana State Poultry Association. At Purdue, Applegate led a dedicated team of poultry nutrition researchers and fostered an environment that promoted collaborative study among these researchers and scientists across the nation and in many other countries. He believes in an integrated approach to solving agricultural problems and has successfully merged the research of animal scientists, soil scientists, crop scientists, natural resources experts and economists into a large-scale inquiry into sustainable animal husbandry practices. As head of the UGA Department of Poultry Science, Applegate wants to focus on recruiting and building teams of researchers who will support Georgia’s poultry industry and the research that will help feed the world as the global population grows. To find out more about the Department of Poultry Science at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, visit poultry.uga.edu.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are on the hunt for the driver who crashed his or her vehicle into a pedestrian Friday morning in Thomaston and fled the scene.The pedestrian, a 43-year-old man, was crossing Middle Neck Road in Thomaston just before 10 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle heading south, police said.The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in serious condition with multiple trauma injuries.The driver fled in what has been described as a gray or blueish gray Nissan Rogue, police said.Investigators ask anyone with information regarding the crash to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.
NZ Herald 12 November 2017Family First Comment: And this is the problem with euthanasia. Doctors can get it wrong – so we just can’t take the risk!“A groom who had been told he had just weeks to live used his wedding to tell guests that he wasn’t dying and had actually been misdiagnosed.”www.rejectassistedsuicide.nzA groom who had been told he had just weeks to live used his wedding to tell guests that he wasn’t dying and had actually been misdiagnosed.Jack Kane, 23, proposed to his girlfriend Emma Clarke, 23, after being told that he had a cancerous tumour on his spine.He had been struggling with severe back pain and hypersensitivity in his legs, eventually finding that he could not move at all. He was later told he just weeks to live, according to The Telegraph UK.Their wedding was arranged to take place in a ceremony at the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough eight days after his emotional proposal.But in that time doctors discovered that the “terminal” cancer was actually a rare neurological condition called neuromyelitis optica, also known as Devic’s disease.The couple told their immediate family but decided to keep it a secret from the rest of their 130 guests.Mr Kane eventually told them during his speech. The moment was caught on video and shows Mr Kane sitting in his wheelchair. He begins to sob as he says: “The doctors have done some further tests and they came back positive – I am not terminal.”READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11943130&ref=twitterKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
(19) $2,500 to the St. Louis School toward STEM-related equipment and materials; and (16) $12,500 to the Shiner Pride Band Boosters toward the purchase of a sound system; (10) $40,000 to the Otter Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department toward the construction of a new fire station; (2) $2,500 to the Aurora Riverfront Beautification toward its 2018 Red White & Boom festival; (4) $2,400 to the Batesville Community School Corporation for the purchase of a vision screening machine; Grant applications for the next grants cycle are due Monday, April 16, 2018 by 4:00pm. Applications can be downloaded from the RSRF website at www.rsrfonline.org, and can be emailed to [email protected] (15) $4,615 to the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department for new helmets; (3) $20,000 to the City of Batesville Parks Department for playground surface for one of its new playground areas; (8) $1,901 to the Ohio County Extension Office for renovations to its office; (18) $5,000 to the South Ripley Community School Corporation for the purchase of a Smartboard and wobble stools; (17) $18,600 to the South Dearborn Community School Corporation for new track and field equipment; The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun, and is now funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue. To date, the foundation has received more than $43 million in riverboat funds, of which at least 75% has been granted back to the community. (5) $4,434 to the Batesville Community School Corporation for the purchase of a web-based math program; Rising Sun, In. — The Rising Sun Regional Foundation awarded a total of $270,182 in 20 new grants in the first quarter of 2018. These grants included: (6) $10,000 to the LifeTime Resources toward matching funds for Catch-A-Ride vehicles; (14) $35,000 to the Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Corporation toward LED lighting upgrades at the elementary/middle school building; (9) $5,000 to Ohio County Youth Development for crates to store animal pens; (13) $25,000 to the Rising Sun Municipal Utilities toward the purchase of a new bucket truck; (12) $10,000 to the Rising Sun Medical Center for upgrades to furniture and its phone system; (1) $4,415 to the American Legion Post #337 – Sunman toward the purchase of a commercial water softener; (20) $38,232 to the Town of Sunman for the purchase of a new police vehicle and related equipment. (11) $10,000 to the City of Rising Sun/ Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Corporation for baseball/softball field improvements; (7) $20,000 to the Milan Community School Corporation for video surveillance systems for school buses;
Europe’s only winners were Graeme McDowell and Jamie Donaldson, who came from behind for the second match in succession to beat Gaganjeet Bhullar and Nicholas Fung 2&1. Captain Miguel Angel Jimenez helped deny Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat victory in the opening contest, the 50-year-old making two eagles at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club for the second day running before a superb approach to the 18th set up Pablo Larrazabal for a birdie. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Stephen Gallacher also halved their match with Koumei Oda and Hideto Tanihara thanks to a birdie on the 17th, although the European pair missed another birdie chance on the last to win having let slip a three-hole lead. “At the end of the day I am happy,” Jimenez said. “We managed to half a couple of matches and win another one. It was a tough day in the heat and Asia played very well today. At one point it looked like it was going to be the opposite of yesterday.” Jimenez’s side now need just three and a half points from Saturday’s 10 singles matches to secure overall victory. “It’s going to be an interesting day tomorrow,” Jimenez added. “We must stay focused and try to win the points as soon as possible.” To that end, Jimenez put himself in the opening match once more against Fung, with McDowell then taking on Jaidee and Bjorn up against Aphibarnrat. The last of the singles sees Gallacher against Siddikur. After losing the opening hole, Bjorn and Olesen had birdied the third to get back on level terms, but promptly lost the next two holes and were three down after eight thanks to a birdie from their opponents. Europe will take a 7-3 lead into the final day of the inaugural EurAsia Cup on Saturday despite a spirited fightback from Asia in Kuala Lumpur. Kim converted his team-mate’s excellent tee shot on the par-three 12th for another birdie to move four up, and although the European pair reduced the deficit on the next, a par on the 14th was good enough to put Marksaeng and Kim four ahead once more and they claimed Asia’s first point on the 15th. After Jimenez’s heroics, t he third match also finished all square after Scotland’s Gallacher missed from 12 feet on the 18th to snatch victory. He and Fernandez-Castano had been three up after 10 holes but lost four of the next five – three of them to birdies – to trail by one hole with two remaining, before a superb tee shot from the Spaniard led to a birdie on the 17th. McDowell and Donaldson were three down after seven on Thursday and two down after eight today, but were thereafter gifted a number of holes by mistakes from their opponents. Pars were good enough to win the ninth, 13th, 15th and 16th and they sealed victory with another par on the 17th after an excellent bunker shot from McDowell. “It was another grind today and we got lucky in the end,” McDowell admitted. “They were probably favourites playing the 13th, 14th and 15th from the middle of the fairway but made some mistakes and thankfully we played solidly and were able to capitalise. “I think the heat was a big factor today. Jamie and I were both feeling it. When you feel like you are overheating it’s very difficult to focus on your shots. A lot of the guys looked like they dug deep coming in and scraped a couple of halves. “We are very happy with our point and we are in a nice commanding position going into the last day.” Donaldson added: “At one point it looked pretty smelly, the scoreboard was very, very red. For us to turn that game around like we did yesterday was very important.” Luiten and Dubuisson had been one up with seven to play but lost the 12th and 13th and made a mess of the par-five 16th to lose it to a par. A lthough they won the 17th, they were unable to birdie the last and Lahiri held his nerve to hole from seven feet to secure victory. After being whitewashed 5-0 in Thursday’s fourballs, Thongchai Jaidee’s side hit back to take three points from Friday’s foursomes, at one point even leading in four of the matches and being level in the other. In the end they had to settle for Prayad Marksaeng and Kim Hyung-sung beating Thomas Bjorn and Thorbjorn Olesen 4&3 and Anirban Lahiri and Siddikur Rahman defeating Joost Luiten and Victor Dubuisson on the 18th, with two matches finishing all square. Press Association
Moscow, July 12: Croatia defender Domagoj Vida has apologized to Russia for saying “Glory to Ukraine!” after his country’s World Cup quarter-final win over the hosts last week.Vida has been in the spotlight ever since he was heard in a video which saying “Glory to Ukraine!”The slogan became associated with anti-Russian Ukrainian nationalists amid the 2014 political coup in Kiev which brought down the country’s elected president and prompted pro-independence movements in the east of the country as well as Crimea’s decision to reunite with Russia.During Croatia’s semi-final win against England on Tuesday, Vida was booed and whistled every time he touched the ball at the Luzhniki Stadium.“I know that I made a mistake. I didn’t do it on purpose. I would like to apologize once again to the Russian nation,” the 29-year-old said.The Besiktas defender added that his side had a very difficult game against England as the Croats won 2-1 in extra-time.“There is one more game ahead,” Vida said, promising that the team would play for the people of Croatia and do their best to win. IANS
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR cancels 3 racesUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR’s revised 2020 Cup schedule eliminates three major races as the circuit attempts to restart its season. NASCAR has canceled races at Richmond Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway and Sonoma Speedway. Richmond was originally scheduled for April 19 and Chicagoland was slated for June 21. Speedway Motorsports traded its road course race in Sonoma scheduled for June 14 for a Cup race at Charlotte on May 27.NASCAR plans to race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina on May 17 and May 20. Since those races weren’t originally scheduled, NASCAR forfeited events at its Richmond and Chicago tracks.NASCAR is attempting to race at tracks within driving distance of its North Carolina-based teams.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took part in a teleconference with members of the National Basketball Players Association for an update on the league’s future plans amid the pandemic. A person familiar with the call’s details says Silver told players that the league is still aiming to hold full best-of-seven playoff series should the season resume and that playing without fans is an obvious possibility. Silver also spoke about the well-known notion of having the season resume in a centralized location, though cautioned that no decisions may be made for another several weeks. Associated Press OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR$41M settlement by Ohio State covers 162 of doc’s accusersCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will pay about $41 million to settle a dozen lawsuits by 162 men alleging decades-old sexual abuse and mistreatment by a team doctor, Richard Strauss.About 350 former athletes and other men had sued the school for failing to stop the late doctor despite concerns raised during his tenure. The university first announced a settlement with some of them in March, but the cost wasn’t made public until Friday.A special overseer independent of the university is expected to help allocate varying payments to the men based on their experiences and the harm done, aided by a three-person panel of experts evaluating claims. MLB reduces draft to 5 roundsNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that clubs gained the ability to reduce the draft as part of their March 26 agreement with the players’ association and MLB plans to finalize a decision next week to go with the minimum.The 160 players drafted would be by far the fewest since the annual selection started in 1965. The amount of signing bonus pool money eliminated is over $29 million.NFL-CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT — Soccer is back in South Korea for the first time since the pandemic shut down sports around the world, and its success or failure will be closely watched by leagues everywhere. The K-League season kicked off Friday in Jeonju with defending champion Jeonbuk Motors playing in an empty stadium but with chants piped in from supporters. Instead of fans, banners with messages of support were draped around the stands.— German politicians have been persuaded to allow soccer to resume in the country despite the coronavirus pandemic, but it seems the public still needs to be convinced. Three new polls from German broadcasters show at least half of respondents saying they are against the plan to restart the season. The top two divisions will resume on May 16 following a two-month suspension, playing in empty stadiums— Soccer teams are going to get some extra help from the bench during a backlog of games caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The International Football Association Board has agreed to let teams use two extra substitutes per match when soccer resumes. Leagues which typically end in May are preparing to restart and face a congested schedule into July and August to complete their season.— At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the pandemic. The Associated Press surveyed 44 of the country’s national governing bodies. All but four of the 36 bodies that responded said they had applied for assistance from the Paycheck Protection Program.MLB-DRAFT May 9, 2020 One law firm gets lion’s share of $112M in NFL concussion feesUNDATED (AP) — After years of infighting over $112 million in legal fees in the NFL concussion case, a federal appeals court has approved a plan that gives nearly half the money to a single law firm.The decision Thursday grants New York-based Seeger Weiss over $51 million, more than 10 times the amount of any other firm, including the lawyers who filed the first cases in 2012.It was lawyer Christopher Seeger who steered the negotiations that led to a surprise settlement in 2013 and who managed the case through several appeals. Some firms represented more than 1,000 players, while Seeger directly represented only about 20.The settlement, expected to cost the NFL more than $1 billion over time, spared the league a trial over claims that it long hid what it knew about the link between concussions and brain injuries. — A small number of NBA practice facilities reopened for workouts Friday, and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus. Cleveland and Portland were open for players who wanted to get back into game shape. The Orlando Magic revealed that they have been authorized by local health officials to test players and staff.— NCAA President Mark Emmert says the coronavirus is making it unlikely all schools will be ready to begin competing in college sports at the same time. He says the goal is for every team to have an equal amount of preparation time before its season starts. Emmert acknowledges there could be some competitive inequities caused by schools having varied timelines for re-opening campuses.— The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have announced the postponement of its 2020 international games, adding they look forward to taking teams overseas again next year. The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers were previously scheduled to open this season in Prague as part of the NHL’s Global Series. The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning had been slated to play two games in Stockholm.— The presidents of the 11 Big East Conference schools are leaning toward not allowing sports to be played at schools this season unless their campuses are open. While no deadlines have been set, Commissioner Val Ackerman said the presidents indicated a late June/early July deadline for fall sports, and possibly a Sept. 1 deadline for winter sports. It is conceivable the league would play with some members not participating. Ackerman said there are hybrid scenarios that could change things, such as a campus opening late.— Fans returned to the stands Friday for baseball in Taiwan, even though they are spaced far apart as a safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus. Up to 1,000 spectators are now allowed at ballparks in Taiwan, but they must sit apart and are barred from bringing in food despite shuttered concession stands. — The Patriots have signed four more draft picks: linebacker Anfernee Jennings, tight end Devin Asiasi and offensive linemen Mike Onwenu and Dustin Woodard. New England has signed each of its April draft picks except second-round selection Kyle Dugger and third-rounder Dalton Keene.— Rashard Higgins is back on the Browns’ roster after signing a one-year, $910,000 contract. Higgins was limited by a knee injury last season and fell from favor with former coach Freddie Kitchens, finishing with just four receptions for 55 yards.— Brett Favre (fahrv) is refuting a Mississippi state auditor’s report that said the Hall of Fame quarterback received $1.1 million in welfare money for multiple speaking engagements that he didn’t actually attend. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback told ESPN Wisconsin’s “Wilde & Tausch” radio show he instead was being paid for his role in radio public service announcements and advertisements that ran for a few years in Mississippi. Favre reiterated that he is returning the money paid to him by a nonprofit group whose former leader has been indicted in a welfare embezzlement scheme.— The mother of Jets owners Christopher Johnson and Woody Johnson has died at 99. Betty Wold Johnson was often referred to as “The First Lady of the Jets” by players and called them her “grandchildren.” She was renowned for her philanthropic efforts and was a long-time contributor to arts, education and healthcare initiatives in the New York and New Jersey areas.SPORTS-PLAYERS COALITION-GEORGIA SHOOTING In other NFL news:— LOS ANGELES 9AP) — The Los Angeles Rams finally have a date and an opponent for the long-awaited opening of SoFi Stadium. The Rams still don’t know for sure whether they’ll actually be able to have their big Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 13. Even if it happens, they don’t know whether there will be fans in the stands of their palatial new home for its first football game. The coronavirus pandemic is occurring during a historic year for this NFL franchise. The unprecedented circumstances are dismaying to coach Sean McVay, but he hasn’t given up hope of a proper homecoming for the Rams.— The Jaguars have agreed to terms with journeyman quarterback Mike Glennon to serve as a veteran backup to Gardner Minshew. Glennon began his NFL career with Tampa Bay in 2013 and spent four seasons with the team before playing for Chicago, Arizona and Oakland over the last three years. The 30-year-old Glennon has completed 61% of his passes for 5,163 yards, with 36 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 29 games.— The Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Larry Warford following the selection of interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the NFL draft. Warford started all 44 games in which he played for New Orleans after signing a four-year, $34 million package in 2017. He was a Pro Bowl selection last season.— The Bills have signed defensive end and second-round selection A.J. Epenesa and two other players taken in the NFL draft last month. Epenesa played at Iowa and led the Big Ten with 10 1/2 sacks last season. Also signed were receiver and fourth-round pick Gabriel Davis of Central Florida and quarterback and fifth-round choice Jake Fromm of Georgia. All three got four-year contracts. Update on the latest sports US women’s team wants trial to be delayed.UNDATED (AP) — American women’s soccer players want to delay their trial against the U.S. Soccer Federation.The request comes after an appellate court reviews last week’s decision to throw out their claim of unequal pay while allowing allegations of discriminatory work conditions to move forward.Lawyers for the women filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles to enter a final judgment on his decision to dismiss their pay claim, which would allow them to take the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.Players asked Klausner to stay the trial, currently set to start June 16. The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed not to oppose the requests but did not agree with some of the characterizations made by the players’ lawyers. NBA-FORMER PLAYER ARRRESTEDEx-NBA player accused of shooting at 2 peopleTYRONE, Ga. (AP) — Former NBA player Shannon Brown faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at two people who were looking at homes for salePolice say Brown was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident May 2 at his home in Tyrone, Georgia. He is free after posting bond on Monday.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the former Los Angeles Lakers guard and two-time NBA champion told police he thought the couple was trying to break into his home. NHL-CAPITALS-LEIPSICCapitals cut ties with Leipsic after disparaging commentsARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have placed Brendan Leipsic (LIP’-sihk) on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract after he made disparaging comments about women and teammates in a private social media chat.In a conversation involving his brother and Florida Panthers minor leaguer Jack Rodewald, Leipsic commented on the physical appearances of Vancouver forward Tanner Pearson’s wife and Edmonton captain Connor McDavid’s girlfriend. He also called Capitals linemates Garnet Hathaway and Nick Dowd losers. Leipsic apologized, saying a friend’s Instagram account was hacked and taking responsibility for his comments.The NHL called it “inexcusable conduct” and said it would address the matter with the Capitals and Panthers. Players Coalition wants federal inquiry in Arbery deathUNDATED (AP) — The Players Coalition and dozens of professional athletes have sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting an immediate federal investigation into the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.The letter was signed by such sports stars as Tom Brady, Steve Kerr and Players Coalition co-founders Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins. It requested that the FBI and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division lead the investigation into the shooting of Aubrey, a black man, on Feb. 23.The coalition was formed in 2017 to raise awareness about police and community relations, criminal justice reform and education and economic advancement. It developed out of the dispute between NFL team owners and the players who were kneeling during the national anthem to bring a focus to social injustice.SOCCER-USWNT SUIT UFC-FIGHT ISLANDRelocated UFC 249 could ‘bring sense of normalcy to people’JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — UFC President Dana White still wants “Fight Island.” He’s temporarily settling for a peninsula. UFC 249 will serve as the first major sporting event to take place since the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country nearly two months ago. The bouts Saturday night in Jacksonville are expected to draw a large television audience considering the sports-craved nation has seemingly grown tired of replays and video game events. Lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje headline the fan-free card. One bout was called off after a fighter tested positive for the coronavirus.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6