Iran makes first arrests over downed airliner

first_imgTEHRAN – Iran announced Tuesday itsfirst arrests over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet,as protesters vented their anger over the catastrophic blunder for a fourthconsecutive day. Nearly two weeks after the US killed atop Iranian commander in Iraq, tensions with the West increased further as EUcountries on Tuesday launched an arbitration process charging Tehran withfailing to observe commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal, prompting Iran to warnof unspecified “consequences”. Iranian students gather for a demonstration over the downing of a Ukrainian airliner at Tehran University on Tuesday, in a fourth day of protests in the capital. AFPcenter_img The Ukraine International Airlines planewas brought down by a missile shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, killing all176 passengers and crew on board. (AFP)last_img read more

Von Miller’s ankle injury hits kicker Brandon McManus hard

first_imgMiller feels the same way about McManus.“I just picture us with gray hair, out of shape, sitting on the porch somewhere, watching our grandkids play,” Miller has said about his odd-couple friendship with McManus. “That’s just B-Mac and I. I can’t even really remember like the official start of it or anything, but now we have that bond, his family, my family.”McManus said their friendship began in the 2015 offseason.“I’d say it blossomed quickly,” McManus said. “It was like a fast-growing plant. It just needed to be watered a little bit.”“It’s just been awesome to get to know him and his parents over the years and my dad and his dad have become great friends over the years,” McManus added. “So, it’s become a great friendship that I know will continue until we get older together. He’s been a true great friend. He’s the godfather to my second twin. He was the No. 2 draft pick in 2011, so I gave him the second pick, the second baby.” September 12, 2020 One of the few outward things Miller and McManus have in common is their competitive fire.“We both want to be the most successful athlete ever at our positions,” McManus said. “I love being a successful athlete in anything I do and Von’s super competitive as well. He says in interviews all the time he’s mad that I’m good at everything. But that’s just my competitive nature.” “I never want to be looked at as a kicker and I never act like a kicker because that’s not my personality,” added McManus, who signed a four-year, $17.2 million extension Friday night. “It’s just something that I found that I could be really good at and be successful at and play professionally.”NOTES: Coach Vic Fangio said OLB Bradley Chubb (knee) will play Monday night. He’s optimistic WR Courtland Sutton (shoulder) will, too, but “he’s got to pass the most primitive test there is — he’s got to be able to do 10 jumping jacks.” WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring) is questionable and ILB Mark Barron (hamstring) is out.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller’s devastating ankle injury six days before Denver’s season opener against Tennessee was especially gut-wrenching for Brandon McManus.They’ve been Broncos BFFs since 2015, this mild-mannered kicker from Pennsylvania and the gregarious superstar linebacker from Dallas.That was the year they helped lead the Broncos on a Super Bowl run, with McManus hitting all 10 of his field goals in the playoffs and Miller destroying game plans and sweeping past tackles trying to keep him off of the quarterback. More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Miller is looking at months of rehab instead of the monster season that he and so many others were expecting.“It’s super tough,” McManus told The Associated Press. “Everybody knows how hard Von’s been training all offseason, but I knew better than anyone. I was FaceTiming with him when he was out in San Francisco, then in Dallas training and then here in Denver, as well. So, I knew even more the depth that he’s gone into to prime himself for a great year.”McManus said he and Miller talked about how if he had gotten hurt in the opener, at least he would have experienced playing with his newfound physique and psyche.“Even if he got to play three quarters of the first game, just for him to feel like what his body was like for all this work it would have been great,” McManus said. McManus said Miller is already talking about putting that same effort and energy into his rehab for a comeback like Bryant and Jordan did on the basketball court in their day.center_img Associated Press Von Miller’s ankle injury hits kicker Brandon McManus hard Just like he did that year, Miller had a terrific training camp this summer.Inspired by Kobe Bryant’s legacy, Michael Jordan’s documentary and his own bout with the COVID-19, Miller reshaped his body at age 31 and dedicated himself to reclaiming his status as the league’s premier pass rusher.A buff Miller looked as if he had been training for a heavyweight fight and appeared primed for a big year after a camp in which he was routinely removed from drills after a single snap for fear he’d wreck the workouts.Then, Miller took a misstep on the final play at an indoor practice Tuesday and everything changed.He underwent surgery Friday to fix a dislodged tendon in his left foot. “After he got over feeling sorry for himself, he had that opportunity to watch these players who had great comebacks from injuries and that’s what he’s primed to do, and I know that he’ll do that,” McManus said.At best, Miller returns after three months. At worst, he never plays in Denver again. He’s due $18 million next season, the final year of the six-year, $114.1 million deal that he signed after winning Super Bowl 50 MVP honors. Should they part ways in 2021, the Broncos would only take a $4,225,000 salary cap hit.McManus is bummed he won’t have Miller with him on game days this fall.“As a friend, obviously it was upsetting just because I love to have him on the field all the times and during games we get to chat and stuff at certain times and I love watching him play,” McManus said. “Obviously, my position is not as exciting to watch but I truly love watching him play out there, so I’ll miss that.”last_img read more

F-M bowlers battle West Genesee, B’ville, Liverpool

first_imgFour different area high school bowling teams made their way back into competition after two weeks of rest and practice during the holiday school break.Fayetteville-Manlius got the first action last week, and the girls Hornets handled West Genesee 3-0 in last Monday’s match at Green Lakes Bowl.It was particularly special for Shelby Miner. Starting with a 192, Miner tore it up with games of 250 and 240 to earn a season-best 682 series.Help came from Samantha Estock, whose 213 game completed a 527 series, and Kendra Elliot, who posted a 513 set as Hannah Smith earned a 467 series.F-M’s boys lost, 2-1, to West Genesee. Kevin Winschel shot a 627 series (high game 248) and Aidan Koss got a 616 set. The Wildcats got twin 604 series from Richard Wituszynski and Bobby Bidwell.Three days later, the Hornets went up against Baldwinsville at B’ville Sports Bowl. Five F-M boys bowlers shot series of 529 or better, but no one topped the 587 set from Koss as the Bees, who won 3-0, got a 695 series from Tanner Rozcyzko, plus solid series from Dylan Love (611) and Dylan Williams (605).On the girls side, Elliot shot 225, 191 and 193 in her 609 series, with Miner (470 series) beating out Smith (461 series). But the Bees still beat F-M 3-0, with Madison Hass shooting a 257 as part of a 646 series.Then F-M challenged Liverpool on Friday, but was unable to earn a point in either match against the Warriors despite some fine individual efforts.The boys Hornets had Winschel shoot a 627 series and Koss a 594 series against Liverpool, who saw Dylan Roberson shoot a 276 game in his 662 series as Josh Winzens had a 620 set.In the girls 3-0 loss, Miner shot a 545 series ahead of Estock (499 series) and Elliot (495 series), topped by the 619 set from Liverpool’s Ashley Hardy and 577 series from Makenzi Ormsby.East Syracuse Minoa ran up against Fulton last Wednesday, with the boys Spartans earning a big 2-1 victory over the Red Raiders.Tyler Talarico shot 10 strikes in his opening 288 game on his way to a 676 series. Brett Smith earned a 601 series, with Chris Bayly adding a 560 set as ESM overcame a 717 series from Fulton’s Mitch Donaldson.On the girls side, ESM fell to Fulton 3-0, with America Carhart’s 501 series by far the best among the Spartans. Alexis Ingersoll once more led the undefeated (8-0) Red Raiders, her 227 game leading to a 578 set.Up against Central Square on Thursday, ESM took a 3-0 loss, with Talarico getting a 637 series at Green Acres Bowl and Bayly adding a 567 series.Central Square’s Dimitri Queior earned a 709 series with games of 247, 226 and 236, helped by Jayden Allen (643 series) and Kevin Radzieski, whose 268 game kicked off a 604 series.Once again, the girls Spartans were unable to get a point during its 3-0 defeat to Central Square, though Carhart, helped by a 235 second game, improved to a 596 series, ahead of the 548 set by the Redhawks’ Victoria Ackley.There was a head-to-head clash last Tuesday at Strike-N-Spare Lanes between Christian Brothers Academy and Bishop Grimes, with the two sides splitting their matches.On the boys end, it was the Cobras blanking the Brothers 7-0, Grimes led by Joe Belton’s 499 series as Ben Schultz earned a 471 series. CBA got a 450 series from Garrett Bowman.CBA’s girls beat Grimes 7-0 to improve to 6-1 on the season as Eliana Occhino led the way, her 225 game in the middle of a 578 series. Cadence Malicek earned a three-game total of 502, just ahead of Rachel Farella’s 487 series.Staying in good form on Thursday, CBA’s girls handled Solvay 7-0, with Malicek’s 497 series capped by a 206 game. Sophie Schultz had a 449 series and Farella added a 419 set.But the CBA boys lost to Solvay by that same score, Tavish Johnston earning a 444 series for the Brothers, but far behind the Bearcats’ Russ Tarbell (575 series) and Ethan Bigelow (574 series) as Solvay improved to 6-0.Grimes’ boys swept Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 7-0 on Thursday, led this time by Schultz, whose 207 came in the middle of a 546 series. On Friday, both Grimes teams lost 7-0 to Homer and CBA fell 4-3 to APW.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Bishop GrimesbowlingCBAESMF-Mlast_img read more