Judge: Floyd’s past arrest details can’t be used at trial

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has ruled that information about George Floyd’s prior arrests can’t be used at the trials of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in his death. However, Judge Peter Cahill also ruled in a decision made public Tuesday that the jury can hear about two prior cases involving Derek Chauvin, the former officer accused of kneeling on handcuffed Floyd’s neck despite Floyd’s pleas for air. In one case, Chauvin knelt on the neck of a woman who was prone on the ground. In the other, Chauvin saw two other officers place a man in a side recovery position. The judge says he will explain his reasoning at a later date.last_img

Dwight Yorke adds to growing criticism of Louis van Gaal

first_img Press Association Yorke told 888sport.com: “The legacy that Sir Alex has left behind after 26 years has meant we’re used to seeing a certain type of football so you can understand the reaction of certain individuals who have played for the club for a very long time who are entitled to their opinion. “Whether Van Gaal agrees with that is another story. “I can see why people are voicing their opinion because it’s not how United go about their business and it’s been very hard at times for people to bear. “You’ve got to take certain risks. It’s all well and good having a game plan where you grind teams down and have the ball so much but the game is about excitement and taking chances. “Nobody wants to see that type of football because at the end of the day we’re in the entertainment business. United in the past have been all about being exciting. “Right now is not what we’re looking for and it will take a little while to come back. “There is a transitional period we’re going through but we’ll be okay. The reality is that the excitement will come back to United whether it’s under Van Gaal or somebody else.” United are currently fourth in the Barclays Premier League table. Their two top-flight games prior to Saturday’s 2-0 home win over West Brom were both goalless draws. United were recently accused of a “lack of creativity and risk” by ex-United midfielder Paul Scholes, who suggested he would not enjoy being a part of the current side. Van Gaal responded by stressing he disagreed with and was unconcerned by Scholes’ comments, but now criticism has come his way from another member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble-winning side of 1999. center_img Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has criticised the football the club have been playing under manager Louis van Gaal. last_img read more

Man found unconscious on boat

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena County Central Dispatch received a distress call earlier this afternoon from north of Thunder Bay Island in Lake Huron.It was reported that a 77–year–old male was unconscious on a 30–foot sailing vessel.First responders arrived on the scene where the male’s wife and son were performing CPR.  Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the 77–year old but were unsuccessful.His body was later transported by Federal NOAA officers and other officials into the Alpena City small boat harbor.The family was sailing to Lake Michigan.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious United Way implements 21-day equity challengelast_img read more

How the Lakers’ roster looks to start 2016-17 season

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Some expect a breakout season from him, but he’s got to limit turnovers, provide defense.SG Lou Williams12th season; 15.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.5 apgPart of a group of veterans the coaching staff can lean on to help mentor young players.SF Luol Deng 13th season; 12.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.9 apgDeng will start, but one of his primary responsibilities is to help groom rookie Brandon Ingram to take his spot.PF Julius Randle3rd season; 11.3 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.8 apgRandle’s all-around talent excites many, but he needs a lot of work on his jumper to become Draymond Green-like.C Timofey Mozgov7th season; 6.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 0.4 apgLakers replaced Roy Hibbert by giving this former Cleveland big man $64 million in free agency.ReservesPG/SG Jordan Clarkson3rd season; 15.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.4 apgHe’ll play starter-sized minutes coming off the bench.PG Jose Calderon12th season; 7.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.2 apgThe experienced point guard provides more of that veteran leadership.PG Marcelo Huertas2nd season; 4.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 3.4 apgA pass-first point guard, he’ll need to scrap for whatever minutes Russell and Calderon don’t play.SF Nick Young10th season; 7.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.6 apgTwo surprises: Young is still on roster and is earning praise for his defense.SF Brandon Ingram*Rookie; 17.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.0 apgThe second overall pick needs to put on weight but appears to have a high ceiling.PF Larry Nance Jr.2nd season; 5.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.7 apgThe high-flying Nance opened some eyes as a rookie and could expand his role.PF Thomas Robinson5th season; 4.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.6 apgInvited to camp after dominating open gym, the 2012 No. 5 pick impressed Walton with his work ethic.PF Metta World Peace17th season; 5.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 0.8 apgHe made the roster but won’t see the court much. He’s here to help young players learn.C Tarik Black3rd season; 3.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 0.4 apgHigh-energy Black returns as the team’s backup big man.C Ivica Zubac#Rookie; 5.3 ppg,; 3.0 rpg, 0.0 apgThe Croatian rookie figures to log time with the D-Fenders since minutes could be scarce with Lakers.* – Statistics from freshman season at Duke# – Statistics from Cibona Zagrebcenter_img Here’s the Lakers’ roster for their season opener Wednesday against the Houston Rockets: StartersPG D’Angelo Russell2nd season; 13.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.3 apglast_img read more