Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thursday’s storm wasn’t a total dud—more than 1 inch of rain drenched several Long Island communities and some 3,000 LIPA customers lost power during the height of the storm Thursday night.“We got quite a bit of rain,” said Tim Morrin, meteorologist at the Upton-based National Weather Service.With Thursday’s rain storm, which dropped nearly 1.5 inches on Montauk and more than an inch in at least five other Suffolk County communities, June 2013 is on its way to becoming the wettest June on record—and there’s still 16 days to go.The current record is 10.8 inches, which was recorded in June 2003, according to the NWS, whose calculations goes back to the 1980s. This month’s total already stands somewhere between 8 and 9 inches. If the trend continues, it’s likely that the decade-old record will fall.More flooding is also possible because there’s “not much capacity for the Earth to absorb much more,” even with moderate rainfall, Morrin said.Thursday’s storm came less than a week after a record-setting storm pounded LI with upwards of 5 inches of rain.But early predictions of up to 4 inches of rain never manifested and the NWS even cancelled a flood watch it had issued a day earlier.The Island will get a brief break from the wet weather this weekend with a sunny forecast for Saturday and decent weather predicted during the day Sunday.But the weather is expected to quickly shift back to what seems to be the norm this June, with showers and possible thunderstorms in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday.As for the outages, the majority of LIPA ratepayers who lost power Thursday regained electricity overnight.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Oyster Bay man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk and killing a 59-year-old Hempstead man in a hit-and-run crash on the Southern State Parkway in Farmingdale last year, authorities said.Madi Grant was charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, assault, leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, driving while in an intoxicated condition, driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, reckless driving, driving without a license, arson, conspiracy and tampering with evidence.New York State police and Nassau County prosecutors said the 34-year-old suspect was driving a Chevrolet Captiva when he rear-ended a car driven by Sherman Richardson near Route 110 at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 5, 2014.The impact caused Richardson, an ironworker who was on his way to work, to crash into a tree, killing him immediately, prosecutors said.Grant, who allegedly drank alcohol, smoked marijuana and spent hours in a strip club in Queens hours before the crash, fled the scene, according to investigators. A Good Samaritan followed him, but Grant allegedly sped an estimated 70 mph through Amityville side streets. He later torched the car, authorities said.Judge David Sullivan set bail for Grant at $1 million bond or $500,000 cash. He faces up to 15 years in prison, if convicted. He is due back in court Friday.
Ian Wright didn’t think Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira was tough enough for the Premier League Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 Apr 2020 11:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link245Shares Wright and Vieira won the double in 1997/98 (Picture: Getty Images)‘Then you talk about leadership qualities, it was no surprise he went on to play in a World Cup-winning side.‘When you played with him on a daily basis in training it was amazing to watch how he came from this really skinny, I was thinking they were going to kick the s*** out of him. But he was up for that as well. He was magnificent.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWright also included fellow Arsenal Invincibles Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp in his top 10 European imports to the Premier League.The former England striker even claimed the silky Dutch forward was the best signing the Gunners ever made, adding: ‘All the success we had was built upon what Dennis Bergkamp brought to us as a football player. ‘Absolutely magnificent for our club. The best signing we’ve ever made in respect of the way it changed the DNA of Arsenal football club.’Eric Cantona, Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Roy Keane, Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Cristiano Ronaldo also made the cut in Wright’s top 10.MORE: Carlos Soler’s agent speaks out on Arsenal transfer target’s futureMORE: David Luiz reveals Arsenal players were ‘scared’ after Mikel Arteta contracted coronavirusFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Vieira went on to have an outstanding career for club and country (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Ian Wright has revealed he thought a ‘skinny’ Patrick Vieira would get the ‘s*** kicked out of him’ when he first turned up at Highbury in 1996.The French World Cup winner moved to north London from AC Milan at just 20 years of age, linking up with Arsene Wenger in his debut season as Gunners boss.A midfield partnership of Vieira and international teammate Emmanuel Petit went on to push the side to the Premier League and FA Cup double the following year.However, Arsenal hero Wright says he was not convinced about the combative Frenchman initially, telling the BBC Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast: ‘When he came we didn’t know what we were getting. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘People always talk about the next Vieira but we haven’t seen any midfielder since who plays like Vieira.‘When he came I thought he was a centre-half and that’s where he’d end up.Once he started playing, technical ability, stamina, creative ability. Could he play?Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Comment
Tyler Mason:Four Badgers were drafted in this past weekend’s NFL draft,with two more signing on with teams as free agents shortly thereafter. But oneof those UW alumni will make a better pro than the rest: kicker TaylorMehlhaff, a sixth round of the Saints.It’s tough to judge which Badger will have the best careerin the NFL, as they all play different positions. But there are somecharacteristics and scenarios that set Mehlhaff apart from the rest.At the collegiate level, few kickers have had the successMehlhaff had. He left Wisconsin as the team’s all-time leader in extra pointsmade and attempted (145-for-148), and his 295 career points in three years as astarter was the second-most all-time at UW.Besides, look at the situation he’s walking into. The onlykicker currently on the New Orleans roster prior to Mehlhaff’s arrival was32-year-old Martin Gramatica, a journeyman who has also kicked with theBuccaneers, Colts and Cowboys.If a kicker’s been a part of that many teams in a nine-yearcareer, chances are he’s not a franchise kicker.Mehlhaff has a chance to be that guy, someone who can lastwith the Saints for many years to come. He’s got the leg strength — 123 of hiskickoffs at Wisconsin went through the endzone for touchbacks — and hisaccuracy has always been above average. There’s no reason Mehlhaff shouldn’tchallenge Gramatica right away for the kicking job.It also helps that he’s a character guy, not having to dealwith legal issues (cough, Jack Ikegwuonu) before suiting up with the Saints.Oh, and I heard he and Reggie Bush are BFFs.?The kick is up. Mehlhaff’s good.Mike Ackerstein:Jack Ikegwuonu may not see the field at all in 2008, buthe’s still the recently drafted Badger most likely to find success in the NFLover the course of his career.The cornerback’s injury after declaring for the draftcertainly hurt his stock a bit (he was drafted in the fourth round with the131st pick), but it also means he’ll have a year without pressure to learn whatgoes into being a solid defensive player.Everyone in Philadelphia knows Ikegwuonu won’t be readyto play this year, and he’ll likely be left alone to learn the Eagles defensiveschemes as well as how to act off of the field.For a player red-flagged for “character issues,” thisdowntime could prove to be valuable in keeping him in the league for years tocome.In his three seasons at Wisconsin, Ikegwuonu displayed amix of brilliant plays and boneheaded ones, but its clear he has the potentialto be great. All he needs to do is to become more consistent, and that’ssomething that comes with time and experience.He’s got the physical tools to be an NFL star — now it’sjust waiting for the mental ones to catch up. This season is his chance to doso, and when he does put it all together, watch out, because the man who bothTodd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. at times called “Jake” is going to make his nameknown.Jack Ikegwuonu will definitely not be the first Badgerdrafted in 2008 to see playing time, but he’s the one who will make the most ofit.?Jack’s coming back strong, Ikegwuonu for the win.
The No. 3 USC men’s tennis team has a chance to go undefeated in Pac-10 play for the first time since 1987 as it takes on No. 9 UCLA in its final match of the regular season.Youth served · Despite his inexperience, freshman Ray Sarmiento has been instrumental in leading USC to an undefeated mark in Pac-10 play. – Mannat Saini | Daily Trojan Last season, the Trojans fell just short of a Pac-10 championship in a crushing 4-3 loss against the Bruins. But this year, USC could walk away with sole possession of the title, provided it can return home with a win in hand.“We’ve won a lot of big matches and we’d love to win this but we have to look at this as just another match,” said USC coach Peter Smith.The Trojans (20-2, 5-0) beat the Bruins in a full-house spectacle March 2, walking away with a convincing 5-2 victory at home in Marks Tennis Stadium.“We’ve got to do the same thing that we’ve been doing,” said freshman Ray Sarmiento. “It’s just another match so we’ve got to prepare like it. Give it all we got, because it’s our last match of the season.”Smith echoed this sentiment, insisting the team finish out the season strong despite already clinching a share of the conference crown.Smith said he is not overly concerned with records or win-streaks, though that is not stopping him from approaching this match seriously.“I don’t care to be undefeated in anything,” Smith said. “The only thing I care to be undefeated in is the NCAA tournament, because when you lose, you gain. You learn when you lose. You don’t want to lose but you also don’t want to shy away from it.”Yet ending with a win over UCLA would certainly taste sweet.“It’d mean a lot, especially winning on their court,” Sarmiento said. “It’s our rival across town.”Smith hopes his young but experienced group does not get hung up on the rivalry.“The key thing for us is don’t over-think it,” Smith said. “Go out and trust yourself and play tennis. These guys are on this team for a reason.”But the Trojans have more to come, first with the Pac-10 tournament and their eyes on the prize — a third consecutive NCAA title.“I’m thinking toward the end of May,” Sarmiento said. “That’s the big picture, that’s the main focus.”First serve is at 3 p.m. at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.