first_imgAuthorities in Akron, Ohio are currently investigating an explosion at an interracial couple’s home as a hate crime after investigators found a swastika and a misspelled anti-black racial slur painted next to the scene.The incident was reported Wednesday at the home in Wayne County.According to the report, the couple, Angela who is black, and Brad Frase who is white, had not been staying in the home for a month due to an electrical fire that occurred in July.The couple’s insurance company put them in a hotel room while crews worked to repair their home that was slated to be finished in September.On Tuesday, construction workers reported that there was a strong smell of natural gas coming from the home. The gas company then cut gas to home and found that the gas leak was being caused by a stove burner that had been turned on.The Frase’s says investigators told them that despite the gas being turned off, there was still enough gas in the home for it to be ignited by a single cigarette spark the next day.No one was injured in the explosion, however, authorities did report that they found a misshaped swastika and a misspelled racial slur spray painted on the garage in blue paint.The couple told investigators that they have lived in the home since 1997 and that prior to the explosion they experienced no hate related incidents in the neighborhood.last_img read more

first_imgClaressa Shields calling out Amanda Nunes for a boxing bout and mixed martial arts match definitely caught the attention of Heather Hardy and Amanda Serrano.As it should have, considering the veteran boxers have already crossed over to MMA and spent the last couple of years segueing between the two sports. So they, more than most, know what Shields would have to endure to step foot into the cage for an MMA match. There was a time Serrano offered to spar with former UFC sensation Ronda Rousey in boxing, though it never came to fruition. So, it will be tough to strike a two-fight deal pitting Shields vs. Nunes in the ring and Octagon. (It was also tough to make the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor boxing bout in August 2017, and that made history).In the meantime, Shields is slated to face Ivana Habazin on Oct. 5 for the vacant WBO women’s junior middleweight title with the chance to become the quickest three-division world champion in boxing history. That’s first in line for the self-proclaimed “Greatest Woman of All Time (GWOAT).”But if Shields vs. Nunes actually happens, there’s no doubt Hardy and Serrano — and the combat sports world — will be watching keenly. On Tuesday, Hardy and Serrano formally announced their own fight for Sept. 13 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, live on DAZN. So Sporting News asked them to share their thoughts about a pair of possible Shields-Nunes super bouts.Join DAZN and watch Hardy vs. Serrano on Sept. 13Both Brooklyn fighters believe Shields would take the boxing bout. Serrano, the only seven-division women’s world champion in boxing history, even cautioned to combat sports fans not to sleep on Shields’ ability to win the MMA match as well.“Claressa Shields is a big, tough woman and my hat goes off to her,” Serrano said. “MMA is a total different sport, but she’s a hard worker. She’s determined, so whatever she puts her mind to, I know she’s going to do good in it.“Amanda Nunes is a veteran in the sport, but if Claressa Shields can catch her a couple of times, it’s not going to be the same outcome,” she continued. “But it’s hard because in MMA there’s so many different arts. But I know Claressa is going to give it her all.”Hardy agreed, also noting the adjustment from boxing to MMA will be hard because the latter sport is more “technical.” However, the WBO featherweight champion sees the potential super clashes as a huge opportunity for Shields — the undisputed women’s world middleweight champion — to rake in a deluge of new fans for herself and for women’s boxing.“That would be great for boxing,” Hardy said of a pair of fights between Shields and Nunes.MORE: Hardy, Serrano say time is right for fight“That’s part of why I went over to MMA — to take some of the fans because there were so many more fans in women’s MMA. So, to be able to expose some of Amanda’s millions of fans to women’s boxing and Claressa and the talent pool that’s here … that’d be incredible.”Hardy and Serrano enter their fight for Hardy’s featherweight title next month each coming off an MMA bout. Hardy was thoroughly dominated by Taylor Turner via a first-round TKO (punches) at Bellator 222 back in June, bringing her MMA record to 2-2.That’s compared to her 22-0 record, including 4 KOs, in boxing.Meanwhile, Serrano fought to a draw in her first MMA fight and won her second bout via a first-round submission (rear naked choke) against Eréndira Ordoñez — both in Combate Americas.After scoring a first-round TKO of Eva Voraberger in January to become a seven-division world champion, Serrano (36-1-1, 27 KOs in boxing) participated in her second jiu jitsu tournament and scored a win in her only bout in February.last_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll — By The Associated PressThe Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:Class 4ARecord Pts Prv1. Iowa City, West (8) 13-1 106 12. Ankeny Centennial (2) 15-1 95 43. Dubuque, Senior (1) 13-1 83 54. Waterloo, West 13-2 71 75. North Scott, Eldridge 14-1 57 66. Cedar Falls 11-2 56 27. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 16-1 47 88. Waukee 11-2 46 39. Dubuque, Hempstead 12-3 14 910. Valley, West Des Moines 11-5 11 NROthers receiving votes: Ankeny 7. Indianola 5. Davenport, Central 4. Sioux City, East 3. Class 2ARecord Pts Prv1. West Sioux, Hawarden (8) 17-0 107 12. Treynor 16-1 89 23. North Linn, Troy Mills (2) 16-0 86 34. Van Meter (1) 17-0 81 55. Camanche 14-2 64 46. Boyden-Hull 15-2 48 77. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 14-3 36 68. Aplington-Parkersburg 14-1 25 109. West Branch 14-1 24 810. Western Christian, Hull 13-3 20 9Others receiving votes: Monticello 9. Des Moines Christian 4. A-H-S-TW, Avoca 4. Albia 3. Osage 2. Pella Christian 2. South Central Calhoun 1. MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team is ranked 17th in the NJCAA Division II poll released Monday.NIACC (17-5 overall, 4-4 in the ICCAC) was 12th in last week’s poll. NIACC lost to Kirkwood (89-88) and DMACC (77-69) in its two games last week.North Central Missouri College (19-1) is ranked No. 1 in this week’s poll. Milwaukee Area Tech (23-1) is ranked second and Schoolcraft (20-1) is ranked third.DMACC (20-3 overall) is ranked seventh, Iowa Lakes (19-3) is ranked eighth and Kirkwood (17-4) is ranked 12th.NIACC returns to action Wednesday in a conference game at Iowa Lakes. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m. CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson believes national parity this season will help the Missouri Valley when it comes to the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers are in first place in the Valley race with an 8-2 record.Jacobson says Bradley’s near upset of Michigan State last season and Loyola’s run to the Final Four two years ago are proof that Valley teams can find success in the tournament.Jacobson says the Panthers are focused on the present and not what it may take to get in the NCAA Tournament.UNI travels to Valparaiso on Wednesday. Class 1ARecord Pts Prv1. Easton Valley (6) 15-0 102 12. WACO, Wayland (3) 17-0 92 23. West Fork, Sheffield (1) 17-1 86 34. Lake Mills 16-1 77 45. Bishop Garrigan, Algona (1) 15-2 56 66. South O’Brien, Paullina 15-2 50 97. St. Mary’s, Remsen 14-2 40 78. Montezuma 14-2 23 59. Martensdale-St. Marys 15-2 22 810. Boyer Valley, Dunlap 15-1 11 NROthers receiving votes: Don Bosco, Gilbertville 8. Notre Dame, Burlington 7. Springville 7. Highland, Riverside 6. Lamoni 5. Mount Ayr 4. Newell-Fonda 2. Pekin 2. Belle Plaine 2. Madrid 1. Siouxland Community Christian 1. Meskwaki Settlement School 1. HAMPTON — Andrew Formanek had 17 points while Jack Barragy added 16 as Clear Lake beat Hampton-Dumont-CAL 69-41 last night in North Central Conference boys basketball, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, and via the app. The Lions raced out to a 21-9 lead and never looked back, leading 43-20 at halftime and 60-30 at the end of the third quarter. Clear Lake is 15-2 overall and 11-0 in the North Central Conference. Clear Lake will host Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Thursday night.— other boys basketball last nightWest Hancock 59, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 54Osage 52, Central Springs 26 TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO,, app — Mason City at Dowling — girls 6:15, boys followAM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB,, app — Clear Lake girls at Algona — 7:30center_img SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 31 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic made five free throws in the final 69 seconds and the Sacramento Kings held off a late run by Minnesota to win 113-109, handing the Timberwolves their 12th consecutive loss. Bogdanovic scored 23 points, Buddy Hield added 16 and Harrison Barnes had 14 points and seven assists for Sacramento. Karl-Anthony Towns had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to lead six Minnesota players in double figures. Shabazz Napier added 17 points and seven assists. — girls basketball last nightOsage 56, Central Springs 30West Hancock 74, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 27 DES MOINES — Drake will be out to start a new home winning streak when the Bulldogs host Bradley on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs had their 15-game home winning streak snapped with a 79-72 loss to Southern Illinois. It was their first home loss in more than a year.That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries who says the Bulldogs will need a better defensive effort on Wednesday after giving up 13 three pointers in the loss to the Salukis. Class 3ARecord Pts Prv1. Marion (7) 15-1 103 22. Carroll (1) 13-1 91 4(tie) Assumption, Davenport (3) 12-2 91 34. Norwalk 12-3 74 15. Mount Vernon 14-2 64 66. Pella 12-4 45 57. Glenwood 12-3 38 88. Clear Lake 14-2 35 109. MOC-Floyd Valley 14-3 27 710. Winterset 12-3 12 9Others receiving votes: Center Point-Urbana 6. Algona 5. Clear Creek-Amana 5. Keokuk 4. Central Clinton, De Witt 3. Ballard 1. Le Mars 1. MASON CITY – For the first time since the 2013-14 season, the NIACC women’s basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA Division II poll.NIACC, which was fourth in the Jan. 27 poll, moved up to the top slot Monday with wins last week over No. 1 Kirkwood (63-60) and DMACC (85-52). The Lady Trojans are 23-1 overall and 10-0 in the Iowa Community College Athletic ConferenceIn the 2013-14 season, NIACC spent seven weeks ranked No. 1. The Lady Trojans were ranked No. 1 in the Dec 18 and Jan. 8 polls that season, spent the last four weeks of the regular season in the top slot and placed third at the Division II national tournament.In this week’s poll, Kirkwood, which was No. 1 last week, is ranked No. 2 and Highland CC (Kan.) is No. 3.NIACC, which has won 11 straight games, returns to action Wednesday at Iowa Lakes in a conference contest. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgThis club of billionaires is closed by Chelsea, with 1008 million, and Manchester United, with a total of 1007 million euros. Paris Saint-Germain is the one on the brink of entering the club of the wealthy, surprisingly, with 979 million euros followed by Atlético de Madrid, with 836 million euros.Calcium does not provide its first member until position 10, where Juventus appears with 783 million euros and the Bundesliga until 12, with Borussia Dortmund, which has a staff value of 756 million.What are the ‘cheapest’ equipment?The upper part is as interesting as the lower part to check who has the least valued assets in the market. The red lantern goes to Paderborn, with 37 million euros, followed by Lecce (38), Union Berlin (46) and Leganés (51). Toulouse marks the club of 100 million worth of which Granada, Osasuna, Metz, Genoa, Alavés, Eibar, SPAL, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Mallorca, Nimes, Stade Brestois, Hellas Verona, Amiens and Dijon are left out. Liverpool dominated Europe last season and this one, was heading towards the Premier League until the coronavirus pandemic has forced to stop the competitions. Atlético was able to prevent them from revalidating the European title but even so, their good level has made their players revalue themselves and become, according to a CIES study, the Most expensive squad in the world beating giants like Real Madrid or Barcelona, ​​who usually occupy the top of these classifications.According to CIES, Liverpool’s squad is valued at € 1405 million, being the most valuable team in England and the top five European leagues. In second place is Manchester City with 1.361 billion euros followed by Barcelona, ​​with 1.17 billion euros and Real Madrid, which stays just at 1100.last_img read more