East Patchogue Couple Dies in House Fire

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An elderly couple died when their East Patchogue home caught fire on Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to a call of a house fire on Swezey Street after neighbors saw flames emanating from the couple’s home and unsuccessfully tried to enter the residence to rescue them at 12:36 p.m., police said.Firefighters from the Patchogue Fire Department and seven surrounding departments responded and extinguished the flames.Angeline Romeo, 85, and her 88-year-old husband, Alfred, were found dead on the first floor.Homicide Section and Arson Section detectives are continuing the investigation, but a preliminary review has determined that the cause of the fire does not appear to be criminal.last_img read more

Shafer, Fisher discuss Syracuse’s quarterback situation ahead of Florida State matchup

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Amid the midseason coaching staff change Syracuse is undergoing, it also has a starting quarterback to replace and a No. 1 Florida State team to prepare for — all in the same week.Terrel Hunt will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a fractured fibula, suffered during SU’s loss to Louisville on Friday. Although the Orange’s coaches have concealed their exact plans for the position going forward, they’ve hinted at a multi-quarterback system that figures to revolve around sophomore Austin Wilson and freshman AJ Long and could include sophomore Mitch Kimble as well.“There were some good things yesterday in practice,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said Wednesday morning during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference. “Obviously a lot of things we need to continue to refine and work at but the work ethic of the kids and their excitement of when they’re going to get an opportunity has been great.“We’re just looking to clean up a lot of the things from yesterday’s practice, simplify some things down and continue to prepare for this Florida State team.”Shafer added that the SU wide receivers, another banged-up unit, have responded well to the quarterback change and are working to develop a rhythm with the reserve signal-callers, who will take the reins when the Orange and Seminoles kick off at noon in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn the teleconference, FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said the lack of film to study on SU’s quarterbacks, combined with the potential multi-quarterback system and a new play-caller in Syracuse’s booth, poses a challenge to the Seminoles’ defense.Fisher said his team will just have to study whatever film they have, but added that FSU is aware that Long is a mobile quarterback and that his defense may have to anticipate more designed quarterback runs — something FSU and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston are no strangers to.“You play against Wildcat situations, you kind of almost play against that every week when you play running quarterbacks,” Fisher said. “From that standpoint, it does help preparation that we have that in our repertoire for our packages.“But at the same time, how play calling is going to go and those things, you’ll have to sort it out for the game so it’s going to be a very challenging test for our defense.”Asst. copy editor Matt Schneidman contributed reporting to this article. Commentslast_img read more

Asensio Admit Snubbing Barcelona Before Signing For Real Madrid

first_img“I’m so proud to play for this club not just because of who they are, but for what they have done for me personally, also I love the fans and they have been fantastic.”Since making his debut for Real, Asensio has gone on the become a prominent member of Zinedine Zidane’s side and also the Spanish national team.Asked about this season’s UEFA Champions League favourites, he added: “Favourites for the Champions League? Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, PSG.”Related Real Madrid youngster, Marco Asensio has admitted snubbing Barcelona’s offer before signing for Real Madrid.The 21-year-old sensation, who joined the Los Blancos from Mallorca in 2014, made his Real debut last year after spending the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons on loan at Mallorca and Espanyol respectively.speaking to Cadena Cope, Asensio said: “There was an option to sign for Barcelona and other teams before I moved to Madrid,”last_img read more

Lakers’ G.M. Mitch Kupchak a ‘worry-wart’ ahead of NBA draft lottery

first_imgKupchak declined to share how. But the Lakers will also have the 27th and 34th overall picks, nine roster spots available and enough cap space to sign one free agent to a maximum contract. In addition to having guaranteed contracts for Kobe Bryant, Nick Young, Ryan Kelly and Julius Randle, the Lakers will also retain rookies Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black on non-guaranteed deals. The Lakers prefer filling one of those empty roster spots with a top-five pick, obviously. But Kupchak declined to specify to what degree a lost lottery pick would hurt the Lakers’ rebuilding efforts. He sounded equally vague on what impact a top-five pick could make. “It depends. I think there is a difference between one and five,” Kupchak said. “If you look at a lot of the mock draft stuff, it looks as if the big guys will be taken early. Then at three, four or five, maybe you’re looking at guys who aren’t big.”As Kupchak suggested, most mock drafts rank Kentucky center Karl Anthony-Towns, Duke center Jahil Okafor, China point point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, Ohio State point guard D’Angelo Russell and Duke small forward Justise Winslow in order. Anthony-Towns, Okafor and Mudiay skipped all of the drill and interview sessions.Yet, Kupchak declined to rank which positions he considers his biggest priority, other than saying, “we can use help at any of those.”The only clarity Kupchak provided involved Lakers coach Byron Scott, who will serve as the team’s draft representative. Since the 2014-15 season ended, Kupchak said he and executive vice president of player personnel Jim Buss have talked with Scott in meetings he described as “all good,” mindful the Lakers missed an NBA-record 339 games in the 2014-15 season because of injuries. “Byron did the best he could do under the circumstances,” said Kupchak, who added Scott has not determined if he will make changes to his coaching staff. “We’re very happy with him as a coach.”Will the Lakers become happy with what happens next week during the NBA draft lottery? An anxious few days await. “It’s an important day for us and we’re hopeful that we get a top-five pick,” Kupchak said. “But even if we don’t, we’re confident that we will be able to get this team on track.” “It’s completely out of our control. But I’m somewhat of a worry-wart,” Kupchak said on Thursday in an interview with the Los Angeles News Group. “I know our percentage is very high that we end up with a top-five pick, but I have to prepare for if we don’t get it. We’ll be prepared either way.”So how will the Lakers handle landing in the top five?“If we get a pick, that’s an asset,” Kupchak said. “That’s an asset you can use to trade or work to use it on the player in the draft.”And what if the Lakers lose the pick?“If we don’t,” Kupchak said, “we’ll still be able to carry on and move forward.” CHICAGO >> His work here just started, a two-day process that will involve watching plenty of workout drills and asking plenty of questions.But as Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak began his duties at the NBA pre-draft combine both to evaluate and interview 18 different college prospects, another issue remains on his radar.It has become one that has made Kupchak both hopeful and concerned as the Lakers head into next Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery in New York. Hopeful because the Lakers’ 21-61 record marked the league’s fourth-worst record and the worst in franchise history, giving them an 82.8 percent chance of ensuring a top-five pick. Concerned because the Lakers also have a 17.2 percent chance of falling either to sixth or seventh, forcing them to trade the pick to Philadelphia as part of the Steve Nash deal. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more