Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A homeless woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing a 55-year-old homeless man to death in Coram on Wednesday night, Suffolk County police said.Ada RobinsonOfficers responding to a 911 call at a strip mall on Middle Country Road found that Ralph Anthony had been stabbed at 7:28 p.m., police said.He was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.Ada Robinson, 60, was charged with first-degree manslaughter. She will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this incident to call them at 631-852-6392. All calls will be kept confidential.
Munster head coach Rob Penney said securing a home Heineken Cup quarter-final was ‘massive’ for his team as they coasted to a 38-6 bonus-point win over Edinburgh at Thomond Park. “One of the things we spoke about was our magnificent supporters who follow us around Europe and everywhere we go,” said the New Zealander. “For the lads, it was a small reward for them to be able to come and watch us here at home, for the season ticket holders to be able to come and watch them play at Thomond Park. “As a cauldron it is a very difficult place for any team to come and play. To have that opportunity to play one more European Cup game on our home ground is great – wonderful reward for the lads’ efforts.” Penney was admittedly pleased with the manner in which his side refused to get distracted by the fact they knew a bonus-point victory was what was required before today’s round six clash with the Scots. “We were really focused on getting the job done in a really professional way, which was a great sign. “You shouldn’t underestimate Edinburgh for a start. But I was really excited about the potential for us to get Edinburgh on a firm track and the proof is in the pudding. “Knowing what was needed beforehand could have been a distraction. It is a great credit to the lads that they just went about their task and focused on being in one moment at a time and just doing the job. “It is very easy to get anxious if the points are not coming when you know a bonus-point win is what is required to get a special outcome. “It was nice for us to know as a group. The one pleasing thing is that we did not get distracted by it.” Meanwhile, Edinburgh boss Alan Solomons said the sin-binning of their flanker Cornell du Preez on the stroke of half-time was a major moment in the game. “That was a big decision. That had a major influence at that particular point,” insisted Solomons, whose side were hoping to win through to the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals. “Munster got a try (from Conor Murray) coming out of half-time which put them up 19-6. Then the game starts to get beyond you and later on again we had another yellow card (for Geoff Cross) which made it very, very difficult. “Munster are a good team and when you make mistakes and you turn over ball or are down to 14 men, they are going to take advantage. “Those 10 minutes were a key factor and once those 10 minutes were gone, the game was pretty much gone as well.” Having led 12-6 at the break, Penney’s charges went on to dominate the second half with tries from Conor Murray, captain Peter O’Mahony – allied to closing scores from Simon Zebo and Felix Jones – ensuring they will host a last-eight date in Limerick in early April. Penney said he was pleased for Munster’s supporters that their 15th quarter-final appearance in 16 seasons would be at Thomond Park. Press Association
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. And they’ll do it from their own backyards. World Athletics says it’s looking to hold Ultimate Garden Clash competitions in other events.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Associated Press The Latest: Pole vault stars organize backyard competition Video links will connect world record holder Armand Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media.Duplantis will be in Louisiana, Kendricks in Mississippi and Lavillenie in France.Their challenge is to clear the most 5-meter jumps within 30 minutes. The athletes agreed on the format because adjusting the bar is not practical without officials in place.Duplantis broke Lavillenie’s world record in February. He cleared 6.17 meters and then 6.18 on consecutive weekends. May 1, 2020
Helen Hewlett, the Lincolnshire county captain and seven times county champion, is to be the manager of the Great Britain & Ireland teams for this year’s Vagliano Trophy matches and next year’s Curtis Cup, the LGU has announced. “I was absolutely delighted when I was called and I feel very honoured to have been asked,” said Helen who, as Skegness-born Helen Dobson, had a stellar amateur career before turning professional in 1990. She won the British girls’ championship in 1987 and followed up in 1989 with a spectacular year in which she won almost every major tournament she played. She was the first player to complete the double of winning the British amateur and stroke play titles in the same year. She also captured the English ladies’ and girls’ championships and was a member of the winning GB&I Vagliano team. Helen, who was an England international, played in the 1990 Curtis Cup before embarking on a nine-year professional career. She won the Ladies’ European Tour European Masters and the LPGA’s State Farm Classic before retiring from the LPGA Tour in 2001 and was later reinstated as an amateur. She still holds a handicap of plus-three and turns out for the Lincolnshire ladies’ county team. The Vagliano Trophy, against the continent of Europe, will be played at Malone Golf Club, Belfast on June 26-27. The 2015 Curtis Cup match against the USA will take place at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, near Dublin. Elaine Farquharson-Black will captain both teams, while Claire Coughlan-Ryan will be the Junior Vagliano team captain. “I’m really looking forward to working with both Elaine and Claire, the LGU and the teams,” added Helen. Image © Leaderboard Photography 29 Jan 2015 Helen Hewlett to manage GB&I teams