Bayonne man fatally shot in Jersey City

first_imgEric Crocker, 23 of Bayonne was pronounced dead on Tuesday, Sept. 4 as the result of being shot in the area of Lembeck and Ocean avenues in Jersey City.Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said that at approximately 5:55 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, responding Police Officers found a male victim on Lembeck Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.Crocker as treated at the scene before being transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center. Crocker was pronounced dead at approximately 6:30 p.m.The cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential. MURDER ON LEMBECK – Although violent crime is supposedly down this year, another shooting death occurred in Jersey City this week. ×MURDER ON LEMBECK – Although violent crime is supposedly down this year, another shooting death occurred in Jersey City this week.last_img read more

B.J. Johnson to transfer to La Salle, sit out next season

first_imgFormer Syracuse forward B.J. Johnson is transferring to play at La Salle University, his father, Robert Johnson, confirmed in a text message to The Daily Orange on Monday afternoon.CBS Sports first reported the news of Johnson’s transfer to play for the Explorers.Robert Johnson also confirmed that his son will sit out next season and then be a redshirt junior for the 2016-17 season with two years of eligibility remaining. Johnson’s intent to transfer from the Orange was announced four days ago on the same day that Ron Patterson’s transfer from SU was confirmed.Johnson went to Lower Merion (Pennsylvania) High School and the move to La Salle, which is in Philadelphia, will bring him closer to home. Robert Johnson said in a text that the move “Should be great for (B.J.) and his family.”When Robert confirmed Johnson’s transfer on Friday, he added that his son is looking to get up to 210 to 220 pounds — a goal that could feasibly be achieved while he sits out a year per NCAA rules.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohnson played just 55 total minutes as a freshman and averaged 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game as a sophomore this past season. He saw a rise in playing time toward the end of the season after freshman forward Chris McCullough tore his ACL in SU’s win over Florida State on Jan. 11, and was one of seven players in SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s tight rotation.Near the end of the season, Johnson tied his career-high with 19 points in the Orange’s win over then-No. 9 Notre Dame on Feb. 24. He also scored 19 points in Syracuse’s season-opening win over Kennesaw State.La Salle ended its season 17-16 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic-10 tournament. When coming out of Lower Merion, Johnson considered offers from Rutgers, Temple and Villanova before picking Syracuse.Now he’ll wait a year before suiting up for La Salle, the same program his father scored 890 points for from 1986 to 1990.Said Robert Johnson: “He’ll probably outscore me in two years.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo meets Michael Jordan: ‘We made history’

first_imgWe made history A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jun 23, 2019 at 3:34pm PDT The Juventus star has been on a family holiday in the French Riviera ahead of beginning preseason with the Serie A champions.Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, is regarded as one of soccer’s greats, while Jordan — a six-time NBA champion and five-time MVP — is arguably the greatest basketball player ever. View this post on Instagram Ronaldo, 34, posted an image alongside Jordan on Instagram, simply writing: “We made history.” Greats of their respective sports, Cristiano Ronaldo met with Michael Jordan on Sunday.last_img

Six Ugandans to help Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge in marathon record bid

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Kipchoge flew to the venue from Kenya last night on a chartered flight. FILE PHOTO: Uganda’s Ronald Musagala will be among the 41 pace setters on Saturday.Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP |  Ronald Musagala and Abdallah Mande, fresh from the World Athletics Championships, will be two of six Ugandans lined up to help Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, as he attempts to break the 2-hour barrier in the marathon on Saturday.The others are long distance aces Thomas Ayeko, Mande Bushendich, Jacob Kiplimo and Timothy Toroitich. There will be 41 pace makers.Norwegian siblings Henrik, Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen, also fresh from Doha,  will act as pace setters when Kipchoge tries again to break two hours for a marathon, in Vienna on October 12.Olympic champion and world record holder Kipchoge has already had one tilt at a sub two-hour time at the Monza race track in May 2017.On that occasion the 34-year-old was just 25 seconds off the mark in a specially-prepared race using a pacemaker vehicle, as well as runners positioned to shield him in a bid to cut wind resistance.The assistance meant his time could not be validated by the IAAF. That will also be the case in Vienna. The world record, which the Kenyan set in Berlin last year, is 2hr 01min 39sec.FOLLOW EVENT LIVE HERE (see facebook/twitter feed below)last_img read more

Pittsburgh has another breakdown in NCAAs

first_imgONE AND DONE–Wichita State Chadrack Lufile, left, fights for the ball with Pittsburgh’s Steven Adams during a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Salt Lake City, Thursday, March 21. (AP Photo/George Frey)by Lynn BeBruinAP Sports WriterSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — This was supposed to be a comeback season for Pittsburgh after failing to make the NCAA tournament last year.But a quarterfinal loss to Syracuse in the Big East tourney and a 73-55 thumping at the hands of Wichita State on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament had coach Jamie Dixon feeling bad for his players.“I’m sorry for our seniors to go out this way. They had great careers, and won a lot of games for us,” Dixon said of Dante Taylor and Tray Woodall, who wept during postgame interviews.Dixon, the subject of speculation surrounding the head coaching job at Southern California, said “Well, yes,” when asked whether he expected to be back at Pitt (24-9).“I just had my point guard break down here,” he added quickly. “That’s the farthest thing from my mind.”Woodall was leading No. 8 seed Pitt in scoring entering Thursday’s second-round game. He finished with two points on 1-of-12 shooting, including 0 of 5 from 3-point range, with five turnovers.“They played great and seemed to be far more aggressive,” Dixon said of the ninth-seeded Shockers. “Extremely disappointed in the loss. I know we’re a better team that what we played today.”The Panthers will go forward with 7-footer Steven Adams, forward Lamar Patterson and freshman Durand Johnson.Adams led Pitt (24-9) with 13 points and 11 rebounds in his first NCAA action, hardly overwhelmed at the big stage, something that could be a springboard for next year.“Well, it has to be,” Dixon said. “That’s what I told our returning guys … it’s something we’ve got to learn from and for Steve, he kept battling and kept going and was active around the glass.”Malcolm Armstead led Wichita State with 22 points and Cleanthony Early added 21. Carl Hall added 11 points for the Shockers (27-8), who face the winner of the No. 1-ranked Gonzaga-Southern game.The Shockers forced Pitt into 15 turnovers and held the Panthers to 35 percent shooting, including 1 of 17 from 3-point range.Woodall missed his first four shots and it didn’t get much better from there.Plenty of credit went to Tekele Cotton, who had the task of guarding Woodall.“Tray missed three layups there in a row at one point,” Dixon said. “It’s just one of those days for us. We talked about him being their best defender. … Our balance has been our key, but when you don’t have anybody shoot it well and you go 1 of 17 from the 3, there are not a lot of things you can point to.”The Shockers scored 21 points off turnovers and took advantage at the free throw line, making 33 of 41 attempts.Wichita State led 26-21 at the break but nearly doubled its offensive output in the second half.Early’s layup and two free throws by Armstead pushed Wichita State’s lead to 30-21 early in the second half. Johnson’s 3-pointer cut it to 30-26, and the Panthers were within 35-31 following a three-point play by James Robinson. Cotton answered with a 3-pointer to bump the Shockers’ lead to 38-31 with 12:44 remaining.Hall’s three-point play with under 12 minutes left gave the Shockers a 10-point lead, 41-31. Pitt pulled within six after four free throws but the Shockers went on a 6-0 run, fueled by a pair of steals, a dunk by Cotton and two more free throws by Early for a 47-35 advantage with 10:13 left.The Panthers wouldn’t get any closer than eight the rest of the way.The game was expected to be a defensive struggle, with Pitt allowing just 55.4 points and the Shockers known for dominating the glass with 38 rebounds a game.As expected, it was physical.When Adams went in strong for a dunk in the first half, he was fouled hard by Early.“We weren’t surprised at all,” Woodall said. “Coming into this game, coach emphasized to us that they were real physical. These guys were real tough.”last_img read more