Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 39-year-old tow truck driver was fatally hit by a car while hooking up a disabled vehicle in Shoreham over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Gian Russo, of East Moriches, was preparing to tow an unoccupied, disabled vehicle parked on the shoulder of Route 25A when a westbound Ford Taurus struck Russo and the disabled vehicle east of Defense Hill Road at 8:20 p.m. Saturday.Russo was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was treated for minor injuries.Seventh Squad detectives impounded the vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-852-8752.
In Saturday’s match, the Trojans redesigned their attack in an effort to spread the ball around the court more to create creases in the Cougars’ staunch defense.“Offensively, I’ve had a great connection with Micah [Christensen],” Shandrick said. “They had a double block on me all weekend and it opened up a lot for our other hitters, especially Tony [Ciarelli].”After falling behind early in the first set of the match, the Trojans ratcheted up their serving intensity and defense and turned the match into a back-and-forth slugfest.“Ciarelli, [RS sophomore opposite Tanner] Jansen and [freshman setter Micah] Christensen really lit up the serving line for us,” Ferguson said. At altitude such as that of Provo, teams tend to pull back because the ball sails out of bounds. But these three guys stayed aggressive and put them out of system with strong serving.”A furious late comeback in set one and a victory in set two left the match tied up. After losing the third set and winning the next behind stellar serving i, the Trojans set the stage for an upset victory in the match tiebreaker. After a back-and-forth set where no team led by more than two points, the Trojans eventually lost by a score of 15-13.“We’re not big on moral victories, but these last two games have really showed how much fight we have,” Ciarelli said. “We’re never going to accept failure; never going to accept a loss. We’re going to take all of next week and work our asses off so we can come back with a victory.” The No. 5 USC Trojans traveled to Provo, Utah Saturday to face the No. 1 BYU Cougars in two days’ worth of matches.BYU (6-1, 4-0) beat the Trojans (3-2, 2-2) in both matches in front of two sets of raucous crowds. On Friday night, the stadium held 4,261 spectators — one of the most-watched matches in BYU history.Getting served · Senior outside hitter Tony Ciarelli was not able to lead the Trojans past the Cougars on Saturday. With the loss, the Trojans fall to 3-2 overall and remain behind UCLA and Stanford in the conference. – Daily Trojan file photoIn the first match, the Cougars put together a series of long-scoring runs, including a 7-0 run late in the mostly-USC dominated fourth set to lead to a BYU victory.“We have a very high volleyball IQ as a team, but we’re not that physical,” said coach Bill Ferguson. “We have to out-think, out-grind, and out-scrap the other team for points. It’s a tough way to play and there will be some lulls, but we can find a way to manage and shorten them.”Senior outside hitter Tony Ciarelli and middle blocker Steven Shandrick, as well as redshirt junior outside hitter Steven Mochalski, led a three-pronged force against the Cougars. Ciarelli finished with 26 kills at a .364 clip, Mochalski had 13 kills at .348 and Shandrick finished with 11 kills.“We’ve never been in an environment like that but we surprisingly played really loose,” said Ciarelli. “It really surprised me because we have a lot of young guys.”
Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “Obviously their backs are against the wall, and they feel it’s the best chance to give them a chance to win tomorrow,” Roberts said. “He’s had success against us.”Roberts has platooned aggressively against right- and left-handed starting pitchers over the past two months. But he said he might go all in on a right-handed lineup against Newcomb because “I don’t know what to expect of his length tomorrow.” The Braves could switch to a right-hander like Gausman or Julio Teheran early.The Dodgers will start rookie right-hander Walker Buehler on Sunday. Buehler has a 1.55 ERA over his past 12 starts, holding batters to a .158 average in that time.Related Articles ATLANTA — Somewhere over Nevada or maybe Utah, the Atlanta Braves decided to go left.Before Game 2 in Los Angeles on Friday, Braves manager Brian Snitker said the team was leaning toward starting right-hander Kevin Gausman against the Dodgers in Game 3 of their National League Division Series on Sunday.On the flight back to Atlanta, however, Snitker told left-hander Sean Newcomb that he might get the start. GM Alex Anthopoulous and staff, plus Snitker and the coaching staff, discussed the starting pitching choice Saturday afternoon and landed on Newcomb, not Gausman.“We had discussed other options after the game last night, and we all got together this afternoon,” Snitker said. “You know, the situation is kind of dire right now. We need to win. And not that Gausman doesn’t give us that opportunity. We like how Newcomb matches up with them and the success that he’s had against the Dodgers this year. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “So we’re going to let Newcomb get the thing off the ground. … I told him that we need you to get this thing off the ground. You don’t need to take a no-hitter into the ninth inning with a strike left or whatever. We just want to get this thing flying and be all hands on deck.”Newcomb fell one out short of pitching a no-hitter when he faced the Dodgers in Atlanta in July. Snitker left him in to throw 134 pitches that day and Newcomb did not pitch well in the final two months of the regular season, posting a 5.68 ERA in his final 10 appearances (nine starts). He did finish the season with a 12-9 record and 3.90 ERA and pitched two scoreless innings against the Dodgers in Game 1 of this NLDS.“They got really better against lefties,” Snitker said. “When they got (Manny) Machado and then (Justin) Turner comes back in the lineup.“I think (the decision was based) more so Newcomb’s had some success against them. The start here obviously, the two innings in relief were really good, were strong. It’s kind of like he’s thrown better recently than he had all September. … The way he’s throwing right now is kind of how we remembered in stretches all year.”Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he was “surprised” by the Braves’ decision Saturday.
Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar was cremated at the Shivaji Park crematorium in Mumbai on Friday with full state honours.Wadekar, who had led India to their first victory in West Indies and England in 1971, had died at a South Mumbai hospital on August 15 after a prolonged illness.An aggressive left-handed batsman, Wadekar made his first-class debut in 1958-59 but did not play for India until 1966-67.Wadekar served Indian cricket in different capacities — as manager, coach and a selector. A batsman par excellence, he was also the first to captain India in the One-Day Internationals.Farewell Ajit Wadekar: Captain Courageous, Gutsy ManagerWadekar’s body was kept at his Worli residence this morning for his well-wishers to pay their tributes.Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, Sameer Dighe, former hockey captain MM Somaiya and past and present officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association offered their prayers and condolences.BCCI General Manager (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim also paid tributes on behalf of the cricket board.Politicians cutting across party lines, including Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut also offered their prayers.Ajit Wadekar brought out the best in us in 1990s: Sachin TendulkarWadekar’s body was then taken to the Shivaji Park Gymkhana (SPG) in Dadar in Central Mumbai in an open truck. At the Gymkhana, former India cricketers Sandeep Patil, Nilesh Kulkarni, domestic cricket stalwart Padmakar Shivalkar and officials of the SPG also offered their last respects to departed soul.Jatin Paranjpe was also present at the Gymkahna, while his father Vasu Paranjpe was there at the crematorium.advertisementWrapped in the Tricolour, Wadekar’s body was later was taken to the crematorium.A few of his well wishers remembered the late India captain after the rituals were performed.Virat Kohli pays his respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Ajit WadekarIn the presence of family members and well-wishers, Wadekar was bid a tearful adieu as Mumbai Police gave him a gun salute.Wadekar will be remembered for his gutsy knocks at the crucial number three position for years. He was also a great fielder in the slip cordon.Wadekar took over as captain of the Indian team from MAK Pataudi and proved to be a good leader of men. After leading the country to memorable series wins in the West Indies and England, Wadekar oversaw another series win over England in 1972-73, at home.However, Wadekar had to retire after India were blanked 3-0 on the tour of England in 1974.Wadekar also served as India manager in the 1990s and enjoyed a successful stint with then captain Mohammad Azharuddin. He was appointed as chairman of selectors in 1998.(With inputs from PTI)Former Indian cricketer Ajit Wadekar was honoured at his funeral in a most respectable manner. India Today’s @rkmrasesh brings the exclusive details.#ReporterDiaryMore Videos: https://t.co/FAHzdk9TO8 pic.twitter.com/K20rqvyzgJIndia Today (@IndiaToday) August 17, 2018