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President Trump to Appear on “Meet the Press” Sunday

first_imgPresident Trump will appear this Sunday on “Meet the Press,” with Chuck Todd his first NBC interview since he sat down with anchor Lester Holt in 2017.Trump’s sit down with Holt generated a flurry of headlines. It was in that interview that Trump said he was thinking of the “Russia thing” when he decided to fire James Comey as FBI director.It will be Trump’s first time on the Sunday morning news show since he became president, CNN reported on Thursday.His last appearance occurred on August 2015.The sit-down comes days before NBC will host the first round of Democratic presidential candidate debates in Miami next Wednesday and Thursday.Trump spent 30 hours with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos in a highly teased interview that aired Sunday evening.The “Meet the Press” appearance will air one week after ABC News aired a prime time special featuring an interview with Trump.last_img read more

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MLB hot stove: Phillies reportedly in lead for Bryce Harper, Nationals a distant second

first_imgHarper remains a free agent as pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training this week, but his timeline has gone pretty much how J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer’s did last year. Those two players share an agent in Scott Boras with Harper and they both waited to sign until February.Hosmer signed Feb. 19 of last year and Martinez waited all the way until Feb. 28. “I keep hearing there’s a lot of momentum and traction here on him going and signing with the Philadelphia Phillies,” Bowden said on CBS Sportsline Saturday. “And he could be rounding third and heading to home shortly.”I’m hearing they’re pretty well down the process here.” Related News Phillies’ Gabe Kapler outlines how he would manage Bryce Harper, Manny Machado It looks like Bryce Harper is staying in the National League East.The Phillies are in the lead to land the superstar outfielder and the Nationals are a distant second, according to The Athletic’s Jim Bowden. Harper has no intention of signing a short-term deal, and according to The Athletic, he is going to get a deal north of 10 years and $300 million like he was asking for all along. The Nationals reportedly offered him that exact deal before the season came to an end last year, but he decided he wanted to test free agency.”Every indication I get is he’s going to get at least 10 years and he’s going to get more than $300 million,” Bowden said. “That has not changed and nor have my two favorite places for him, Philadelphia (No.) 1 clearly and a distant (No.) 2 Washington.”The White Sox and Padres have also shown interest in signing Harper to a big deal. The Giants and Dodgers were looking at giving him a short-term contract.last_img read more

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‘Magical’ Lazio down Juventus in Saudi for Super Cup win

first_imgLazio win the Italian Super Cup. photo via @iF2isRiyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Lazio won the Italian Super Cup for a fifth time on Sunday, defeating Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus 3-1 in a game played in the Saudi Arabia capital of Riyadh.“We did something magical tonight,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi.Lazio, the only team to have defeated Juve in Serie A this season, were in front through Luis Alberto after 16 minutes.Paulo Dybala levelled just before the break after a shot from Ronaldo was parried into his path by Lazio’s Albanian goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.Despite boasting the attacking talents of Ronaldo, Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain, it was the Roman side who looked more likely the next to score.Bosnian international Senad Lulic restored Lazio’s advantage in the 73rd minute with an impressive volley.Danilo Cataldi added a third in the fourth minute of stoppage time from a free kick after Juve’s Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur had been sent off.Lazio had already defeated Juve 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico in Serie A two weeks ago — until Sunday that was the only defeat suffered by Maurizio Sarri in his time as coach.“We did something magical — to beat Juve twice in two weeks is incredible,” Inzaghi told Rai Sport. “I think this was another deserved victory for a strong team that always believed in our ideas.”The Serie A match in Rome was a world away from Sunday’s proceedings in the King Fahd Stadium where women supporters were allowed to attend.Ronaldo was the main reason the fans came to watch and Juve obviously took the occasion on board with their famed black and white shirts sporting Arabic designs.Juve are no strangers to Saudi Arabia having won the Super Cup in Jeddah in January this year, beating AC Milan 1-0.The Turin giants had been looking to win the trophy for a ninth time.Juventus will now turn their attentions to defending their Serie A title.They are currently level at the top of the table with Inter Milan while Lazio are third, six points off the pace.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Local woman shot several times in vehicle then left dead on side of road

first_imgOfficials in Pompano Beach are currently investigating the murder of a woman who was shot several times while inside of a vehicle and then left on the side of the road for dead.The incident occurred Friday around 7:30 pm along Northwest 18th Drive.Witnesses say the victim, later identified as 30-year-old Cassandra Fair, was in the front passenger seat of a Cadillac Escalade when someone inside the vehicle shot her several times.Fair then either jumped or was pushed out of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then drove away, leaving Fair on the side of the road.Officials say it is unclear if Fair was alive or dead when she was left in the roadway.Fair was taken to Broward Health North, where she was pronounced dead.Surveillance from a nearby store captured Fair’s body falling out of the vehicle and the driver fleeing the scene.Authorities have since recovered a 2004 Beige Escalade that they believe may have been the vehicle seen on surveillance, however, as they continue to investigate the incident, they ask for anyone who believes they have information about Fair’s death to contact them at Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.last_img read more

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Eagles QB Michael Vick gets schooled in chess

first_imgVick competed against some great young chess players as part of the Eagles Chess day sponsored by ASAP/After School Activities Partnership and the Eagles Youth Partnership.“It’s really nice to play chess with the kids to see how much they’ve learned and how much they know,” Vick said. “Any time you have a chess game, you have fun doing it. You’re trying to outplay your opponent. You’re trying to take more pieces from them. These kids can play. They’re real good. I’m proud of them. It’s good to see how much they’ve learned.”The Eagles Chess Day is an invitation only event for 225 of the strongest and most dedicated young chess players (grades 2–12) from ASAP’s Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge—a community of 3,000 students playing in 230 afterschool clubs in schools, libraries and community and recreation centers across the city. In addition to meeting and competing against Eagles like Vick, these outstanding students went head-to-head in four rounds of competition. After that, there was an awards ceremony in the Eagles locker room.Jowel Ammons, a student from PMA at Leeds, had a chance to play chess against Vick. Ammons is a big Eagles fan. He was excited to face the Eagles signal caller.“Playing chess against one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL was absolutely the best,” said Ammons, who will attend Penn State in the fall.“Michael Vick knows how to play chess. I was a little intimidated at first from the moves he was making. I said, ‘Wow, he knows how to play chess. I might be in for some trouble. But down the road, I got my confidence up. I gave it everything I got and won the game.”Since 2002, ASAP has worked to increase the number of after school enrichment programs for school-aged youth in an effort to improve academic achievement and decrease the incidences of youth violence, and to provide information on these programs to parents, caregivers and youth-workers.ASAP’s programs complement classroom-learning and are correlated with academic achievement.The Eagles Youth Partnership has been a key supporter of ASAP and the Chess Challenge since its inception. Established in 1995, EYP is the charitable wing of the Eagles, focusing on health and education initiatives for children throughout the Philadelphia Region.EYP and ASAP share in their missions to improve opportunities and enhance the quality of life for children and youth in Philadelphia. Sarah Martinez-Helfman, executive director of EYP, has been very impressed with Vick’s community involvement with the youth.“It’s great,” Martinez-Helfman said. “Ever since Michael got to the team, he’s been a great example. He’s been involved with the schools and the community. This is another example of that. He loves to play chess. This was a perfect match.”Vick continues to make good moves on and off the field.(Donald Hunt is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Tribune. He can be reached at [email protected]) by Donald HuntFor New Pittsburgh Courier PHILADELPHIA (NNPA)—Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, has played a lot of football games at Lincoln Financial Field. However, Vick made a special appearance at the Linc earlier this month not to play football, but to play chess against some of Philadelphia’s most talented chess players. MAKING A MOVE—Michael Vick is shown playing chess with area youngsters as part of the After School Activities Partnership and the Eagles Youth Partnership. (Philadelphia Tribune Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek) last_img read more

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Lt. Gov. Guadagno Strolls Through Fair Haven

first_imgBy John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno stopped by the borough’s downtown business district Wedneday afternoon, offering her support for the work being done in the public and private sectors.Guadagno was joined by state Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli, Borough Councilwoman Susan Sorensen and Borough Administrator h.The officials toured River Road Books, 759 River Road; Fair Haven Hardware, 752 River Road; and Tavolo Pronto restaurant, 610 River Road, where Guadagno met with the three business owners, inquiring how they were moving forward after Sandy and informing them about the state programs that may be of assistance to them.“This is what government is suppose to be doing,” she said, “helping people, helping businesses.”last_img read more

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Monmouth Park Cheers Sports Betting Decision

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo | OCEANPORT – Following seven years of legal battles the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) announced its decision on Monday morning that Monmouth Park Racetrack had won its right to sports betting, a decision that ruled the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) as unconstitutional.“We started this fight back in 2012 and are grateful that the Supreme Court has recognized that we’ve been right all along,” said Dennis Drazin, the chairman and CEO of Darby Development LLC, in a statement released shortly after the announcement.Drazin spent the better part of a decade entangled in this fight to preserve the future of Monmouth Park. He has expressed confidence in interviews and at the racetrack’s annual opening luncheon Wedneday that victory was assured.With that notion in mind, Drazin revealed that Monmouth Park had already expanded the first floor gaming area of the grandstand at the William Hill Race & Sports Bar.Oceanport Borough Council President Joe Irace believes sports wagering at the racetrack is approaching quickly.“I understand that they already have wagering machines on site, the grandstand has been redone, and I believe they’re in a position to be accepting wagers within the next two weeks,” Irace said Monday.Oceanport Mayor Jay Coffey said this decision has solidified the future of a Jersey Shore institution in an era when the health of the horse racing industry is uncertain.“The racetrack industry is not a standalone industry anymore,” Coffey said. “This is the first step in a multi-step journey that will allow for other types of revenues to come to Monmouth Park…And it’s a win for all of us. Because the better they do, the better it is for Oceanport.”There is more to come on this developing story as Drazin is expected to speak today at a 1 p.m. press conference at the William Hill Race & Sports Bar in Oceanport.last_img read more

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