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US pilot jailed in Singapore for defying quarantine order

first_imgSINGAPORE – An American cargo pilot who admitted to “poor judgment” in breaking a quarantine order to buy medical supplies became the first foreigner imprisoned in Singapore for breaching its restrictions meant to curb the coronavirus, his lawyer said Friday. Singapore has one of the largest outbreaks in Asia, with 26,000 cases. More than 90% of those infected are foreign workers living in crowded dormitories, while the government recently began easing restrictions for the local population. (AP) FedEx pilot Brian Dugan Yeargan, 44, of Alaska, was sentenced to four weeks Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to leaving his hotel room for three hours to buy masks and a thermometer, defense lawyer Ronnie Tan said.center_img In this May 13, 2020, photo, Brian Dugan Yeargan, wearing a face mask and sunglasses, walks outside the Singapore State Court in Singapore. APlast_img read more

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Watford’s Deeney claims every team has ‘one gay player’

first_img Loading… Deeney suspects gay footballers are worried about the scrutiny that would follow if they reveal their sexuality while still playing.But the 31-year-old claims one top player coming out would lead to others following their lead.Talking on the BBC’s Grounded with Louis Theroux podcast, Deeney said: “I would go on record saying that there is probably one gay or bi-person in every football team. They’re there, they are 100 percent there.“I think people that are gay or from that community definitely are very worried about having to shoulder the responsibility of being the first. I think once the first comes out, there would be loads.“If he come out and said it, I genuinely believe you would get in the first week at least 100 people that went ‘me too’. Just because they don’t want to be the face of it.”Former Norwich and Nottingham Forest striker Justin Fashanu, who declared he was gay in 1990 and died in 1998, remains the only openly gay male footballer in British history.Despite acknowledging some players would fear criticism, Deeney, who is preparing for the Premier League’s return on June 17, believes the current era is a good time for sportsmen to declare if they are gay.Watford striker Troy DeeneyRead Also: Hazard taken off, ice strapped to right ankle“I think there is now a bigger platform than ever to be a gay athlete of any nature,” he said.“I also wonder, why people finish football, rugby, whatever the sport it might be, and then go ‘I am gay’… I feel like it must be a real heavy load to carry throughout all your whole sporting career.” Watford striker Troy Deeney believes there is probably “one gay player in every football team”.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role ModelsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Morehead State

first_imgSyracuse (1-0) opened the 2018-19 season in convincing fashion with a 66-34 win over Eastern Washington. The Orange were led by 20 points from Oshae Brissett and strong-pressure defense. Next up for SU: host Morehead State (1-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Eagles opened the season with a 102-82 win over Kentucky Christian, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school. The NAIA is a small colleges equivalent of the NCAA. Morehead State takes on Connecticut on Thursday night before traveling to Syracuse.Here’s what to know about the Eagles.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 2-0Last time they played: The Orange beat Morehead State, 110-69, on Dec. 28, 1987. Then-junior Sherman Douglas led the way for Syracuse with 29 points. Rony Seikaly added 15 rebounds. The two schools first met in the 1983 NCAA Tournament, and SU won by 15.The Morehead State report: In Morehead State’s opener against NAIA opposition, four Eagles scored in double figures: De’von Cooper, Malek Green, A.J. Hicks and Jordan Walker. Last year, Hicks and Walker were the two leading scorers for Morehead State.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Eagles pose less of a threat from 3-point land than Eastern Washington, as Morehead State made 32.3 percent from beyond the arc last year. That’s not offset with much size. Russian freshman Sasha Sukhanov is 6-foot-11, but no other Eagles player is taller than 6-foot-7. Sukhanov tied for the second-fewest minutes on Morehead State in its opening win, so he may not factor into the rotation much against Syracuse.Morehead State didn’t have too many positives in an 8-21 season a year ago. The two places KenPom.com ranked them somewhat highly in were free-throw rate and offensive rebound percentage, where the Eagles ranked in the top-100 in the country. The leading offensive rebounder is no longer with the team, but two 6-foot-7 forwards, Green and Lamontray Harris, averaged more than one offensive rebound per game last season.The Eagles were near the middle of the pack in both average possession length and percentage of 3-pointers attempted out of total field goals. So in that sense, the attack is balanced and Morehead State brings back its top four scorers.How Syracuse beats Morehead State: The Orange should have no trouble shutting the Eagles down. Even in its 102 points on opening night against Kentucky Christian, Morehead State shot 7-for-22 from 3-point range, 31.8 percent. If Syracuse doesn’t have to be concerned with floor spacing, it can focus on getting rebounds and limited second chances. Morehead State crashes the offensive boards aggressively, trying to compensate for its height with second chance opportunities. SU just has to grab the first rebounds.Last year, Morehead State played a ranked Xavier team on the season’s opening weekend and lost, 101-49. As long as Syracuse rebounds and Buddy Boeheim and Tyus Battle combine for better than Tuesday’s 4-for-21, SU should wind up in similar territory.KenPom odds: KenPom.com gives Syracuse a 98 percent chance to win, by an 81-58 score.Stat to know: 27.1 percentSyracuse held Eastern Washington to a 27.1 percent effective field goal percentage on Tuesday night, a ratio which accounts for 3-pointers added value. Most teams have played one game, so that’s second in the nation. One game stats aren’t especially significant, but the Orange were one of the country’s top defenses this year and held EWU to the lowest points in the Carrier Dome by an SU opponent ever on Tuesday. Incorporating new players hasn’t slowed down Syracuse’s defense yet.Player to watch: A.J. Hicks, guard, No. 0Hicks was the second-leading scorer (11 points per game) for the Eagles a season ago, along with leading Morehead State in assists and steals. The 6-foot senior did most of his damage from inside the arc, shooting 31 percent from 3 and only getting about a quarter of his field goals from beyond the arc. In Morehead State’s season opener, Hicks scored 10 points with six assists on 4-for-7 from the floor, including 2-for-4 from 3. He’ll have to run the show effectively against SU’s press and zone to keep the Eagles in the game. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 7, 2018 at 10:42 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3last_img read more