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Shooting suspect turns himself in


first_img Twitter The man accused in the murder of Anthony Logan last month on Lincoln Way West has turned himself in to the police.Fred Robertson Morris, 33, surrendered on Saturday and was booked on the outstanding warrant for murder and a felony firearm sentencing enhancement. He was scheduled for arraignment Monday afternoon.One other person charged in the case, Revlon Harrell, will be in court next week on a charge of assisting a criminal. Police say she claimed responsibility for the shooting to protect Morris, her boyfriend, who had previously been in federal prison. By Tommie Lee – January 11, 2021 0 316 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Previous articleNotre Dame’s Aaron Taylor headed for the College Football Hall of FameNext articleNew strain of COVID-19 has arrived in Indiana Tommie Lee Pinterest Pinterest Shooting suspect turns himself in Google+ Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more


Long Island Marathon Weekend Road Closures and More


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Marathon (Michael Damm)What’s Going On?Long Island Marathon Weekend kicks off Saturday with runners participating in a one-mile race and a 5K. The races begin on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and finish at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The one-mile race begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. Awards for both races will be given to the top males, females, and wheelchair participants. Sunday will be a little more hectic. Racers participating in the 10K, half-marathon and full marathon will sprint off at 8 a.m. The three races will also begin on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and conclude inside Eisenhower Park. Again, awards will be given out to the top three overall finishers in their respective categories. Weather?Beautiful. Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 63 degrees. Sunday will be even more glorious, with sunny skies and a high of 70. What Can’t I Bring?Bags and backpacks are not allowed at the marathon. Will There Be Beer?Of course. The Finish Line Festival area inside Eisenhower Park will be replete with beer, energy drinks, juice, and snacks from local sponsors. There will also be live music. Cheers and good luck! Road Closures (Courtesy of Nassau County police) SaturdayCharles Lindbergh Blvd. 8:00 A.M-10:00 A.M.(Merrick Ave. to Earle Ovington Blvd.)Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 7:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Except above)Earle Ovington Blvd. 8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Entire length)Quentin Roosevelt Blvd. 7:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(South of Commercial Ave.)Other Closures:Meadowbrook Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park exits will be closed from 7:45 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.SundayAll times listed are approximate.Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 5:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Merrick Ave. to Earle Ovington Blvd.)Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 7:15 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Except above)Merrick Avenue 7:30 A.M-10:00 A.M.(North of Hempstead Turnpike)Old Country Road 7:40 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Post Ave. to School Street) School Street 7:40 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Old Country Road to Railroad Ave.) Salisbury Park Drive 7:50 A.M.-10:30 A.M.Railroad Avenue 7:50 A.M.-10:00 A.M.Post Avenue 7:50 A.M.-10:30 A.M.(Railroad Ave. to Jericho Turnpike)Jericho Turnpike 7:50 A.M.-11:00 A.M.(Post Ave. to Brush Hollow Road. Westbound side of Jericho Turnpike will remain open.) Brush Hollow Road 7:50 A.M.-11:30 A.M. (Brush Hollow Road, south of Wantagh Parkway, will remain open.)Carman Avenue 7:50 A.M.-2:00 P.M.(Old Country Rd. to Nottingham Rd.)Wantagh Parkway 7:50 A.M.-3:00 P.M.Other Closures:Northern State Parkway exits to Post Avenue and Wantagh Parkway will be closed.All exits and entrances to and from Wantagh Parkway will be closedMeadowbrook Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park exits will be closed from 5:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.Eisenhower Park’s Park Blvd. will not allow through traffic between 7:15 A.M and 10:00 A.M. The Hempstead Turnpike entrance to the park will be open throughout the day for Golf and Carltun guests, with a turnaround at the golf course until 10:00 A.M.last_img read more


E coli cases prompt warning on salad products


first_img The health agencies said consumers should not eat any of these products bearing the message “Best if used by 09/23/05” and a production code beginning with B250. Oct 2 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108495.htm The products linked with illness were bought from at least four different Rainbow Foods stores in the Twin Cities area between Sep 13 and 16, the MDH said. But the FDA said products with the affected production codes are distributed nationwide. “Given the severity of this illness, FDA believes an urgent warning to consumers is needed,” Dr. Robert Brackett, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said in an Oct 2 FDA news release. He said the FDA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state agencies to learn more about the source and scope of the problem. In E coli cases, illness usually begins between 2 and 5 days after contaminated food is eaten, the MDH said. Adults usually recover in 5 to 10 days. But in some people, especially the elderly and children younger than 5, the infection leads to hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can cause kidney failure and in some cases death. Eleven Minnesotans ranging from 3 to 68 years old fell ill between Sep 16 and 19, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) said in a Sep 30 news release. Nine of them had eaten one of the Dole salads sold as Classic Romaine, American Blend, and Greener Selection, all of which contain Romaine lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots, officials said. Oct 3, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers against eating certain prepackaged Dole salad products after they were linked to 11 cases of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection in Minnesota. See also: The MDH statement said there was no evidence of contamination in any other lot numbers of the products.last_img read more


NC Special: ‘Brave’ Safiu gets huge praise from C.K. Akonnor


first_imgKotoko forward, Abdul Fatawu Safiu, has made the team’s coach, C.K. AKonnor, a very happy man and he did not hide his excitement after the team’s 2-0 win over Berekum Chelsea on Wednesday in the Normalisation Committee Special Competition.Safiu scored a delightful Panenka penalty in the second half of the game to seal the result and take his tally to 6 in the competition.After the game, Akonnor shared his opinions of the player to the media.“He is doing well. He is brave and he has shown his qualities and he is telling that we did a good thing to bring him here to Kotoko. We are very happy to have him.”Safiu is currently leading the scorer’s chart in the competition after having scored against 2 against Eleven Wonders and AshGold respectively and single strikes against Bechem United and Berekum Chelsea.The expectations are that he will continue his scoring ways in the second round with Kotoko playing at Berekum Chelsea.Kotoko currently lead the Zone A table of the Special Competition with 13 points from 6 matches played.last_img read more


Practical Advice From Olympia’s Van Dorm Realty – Real Estate Market…


first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Diane and Jeff Pust“The market is red hot,” says Van Dorm Realty owner Jeff Pust.“It’s enjoyable to be in this kind of a market when it’s been in the doldrums for the past five years,” he continues.With more than 25 years of experience in the local real estate market, Jeff and Diane Pust have seen the market pendulum swing many times.Pust is optimistic that the market is on the upswing, noting many factors such as properties moving quickly and easier financing.“Buyers are finding best value properties and racing to them,” describes Pust.He also notes that the summer season is when more properties move in Thurston County.  “Kids are out of school and the days are longer.  Families have more time to house hunt,” he adds.For home owners considering selling their home, this may be a good time to consult with a real estate professional at Van Dorm Realty.“Homes have appreciated in value,” says Pust.  “At some price points, you may be able to list your home and not have any competition on the market.”Pust also notes that if you are considering moving up to a larger home that this is prime time.“Take advantage of the low interest rates and find something to move up to before prices really start to escalate,” Pust encourages.Van Dorm Realty’s real estate brokers are educated in properties in our community.  They can help home buyers find their dream home or sellers market their property to get the best value.Van Dorm Realty1530 Black Lake Blvd SW, Suite FOlympia, WA 98502360.943.3800last_img read more


Throw-Away Plastics a Big Problem, Says Baykeeper Study


first_imgAt least 165 million pieces of non-biodegradable plastic float at any given time in the 250-square-mile New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, which includes Raritan Bay and associated waters, according to a recently released study.The study, done by the Keyport-based New York-New Jersey Baykeeper, says this breaks down to an estimated 256,322 particles per square kilometer – or a square with sides of about 3,280 feet – throughout the estuary.Locally, the study shows 96,402 particles per square kilometer in Raritan Bay off Keyport, 149,016 at Perth Amboy and 380,947 just at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, based on samplings at those sites.“The big takeaway, we have a big issue on our hands,” said report author Sandra Meola, the Baykeeper’s communications and outreach associate. “And we need a big solution. The solution is to stop the use of single-use, throw-away plastic products.”The study indicated plastics found were in these categories: plastic foam such as in take-out coffee cups, 38 percent; fragments of unidentified hard plastic, 31 percent; filmy plastic such as plastic bags or plastic wrap, 18 percent; pellets such as microbeads found in personal care products, 7 percent; and fishing line or clothing fibers, 6 percent.About 85 percent of the materials were microplastics, or particles smaller than 5 millimeters.Basically, the estuary runs from Raritan Bay in the south to the Tappan Zee Bridge in the north, then west to east from Perth Amboy to Sandy Hook. It also includes Sandy Hook Bay, Hudson River, East River and Arthur Kill.Sandra Meola, the report author, demonstrates a “manta trawl net,” its name derived from its metal scoop resembling a manta ray’s fins, used to collect plastics in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary.Sandra MeolaThe study was released Feb. 9, but was based on sampling done from last March to August at 18 sites.The sampling spots were near storm water and sewage pipes, Meola said.“We figured a lot of the plastic is coming from them, especially microbeads,” Meola said.A boat pulled a “manta trawl net,” its name derived from its metal scoop resembling a manta ray’s fins. Items were collected in a net, rinsed off, then analyzed.“The reason we did this, I was appalled there were plastics in toothpaste and facial scrubs,” said Meola, referring to the microbeads used as abrasives in these products.In December, President Barack Obama signed into law the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, co-sponsored by local Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. The law, which bans the manufacturing and sale of microbeads in cosmetics and healthcare products, begins taking effect in July 2017 and reaches its full effect in July 2019.The microbeads law will put only a “small” dent in the problem, Meola said.“Microbeads is only one type of plastic,” Meola said. “I think the next thing to tackle is the foam. We need to move forward and get rid of other nasty things we don’t need.”Prior to this study, there had been no solid data compiled for this region, Meola said.“We are beginning to see evidence of just how prevalent plastic pollution is in our waters,” said Dave Conover, education director at Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and a partner in the Baykeeper study. “Plastic trash and debris, along with microplastics, are contaminating fish, birds, mammals, even plankton.“By gathering more data, we can get a clearer picture of the sources of this pollution and create effective strategies to reduce it. We have a responsibility to get plastics out of our waters.”Beth Ravit, co-director of Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability, also is working with the Baykeeper to study the impact of microplastics in the Raritan and Passaic Rivers.Clean Ocean Action, based at Sandy Hook, is working on a microplastics study in Atlantic Ocean water and beach sand along the New Jersey coast.last_img read more


Coronavirus Cases Rise to 14 in Monmouth County


first_imgA sign in the window at Brookdale Higher Education Center in Hazlet indicating its closure. “Please remember that your mental health is just as important as your physical health,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley, liaison to the Departments of Health and Human Services. “If you, or someone you know, are struggling with dealing with this unprecedented situation, please call the crisis counselors available at the County’s Health Department hotline.” All Monmouth County employees are available to residents by phone and by email, officials say. “The Board of Chosen Freeholders is working, in conjunction with the Monmouth County Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management, with State partners to respond to and mitigate this evolving situation,” said Arnone. He urged residents to continue efforts to defend agains COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, by hand-washing, covering sneezes and coughs and practicing social distancing. Monmouth County library branches and public programs run by the Monmouth County Park System are closed until further notice. The parks and golf courses remain open. The hometowns of the patients were not disclosed in the announcement Monday by Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley. FREEHOLD – There are 14 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County as of 10 a.m. Monday, March 16, officials say. Crisis counselors from the Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health are available through the phone banks to help county residents who may be experiencing stress or anxiety due to the evolving situation.  Public access to county buildings is restricted as of Monday, except for the Monmouth County Division of Social Services (MCDSS) at 3,000 Kozloski Road in Freehold. There are protections in place to prevent physical contact between Monmouth County employees and residents seeking services, the freeholders said. The Monmouth County Health Department phone bank is now open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and can be reached at 732-845-2070. As more information becomes available, it will be shared with the public and the media. News updates and information regarding County events and programs affected by the COVID-19 situation are posted at www.visitmonmouth.com.last_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Killjoys


first_imgKicking off the season is host Dam City Rollers meeetinga yet-unseen Valley Brutality at 5 p.m.Staff at Mallards want to salute the Killjoys with Team of the Week honours. Members of the Killjoys roster for Saturday’s opening tilt include (in no specific order) Lil’Miss Hell N Back 80, Jezebrawler 79, Skid Licious 121, Buttermilk 82, Meg A Blast 209, Kerowhack 225, McWrath 360, Concrete Cindy 4, Shove 40, Li’l Squirt 942, D.O. Ava 123, Slay Guevara 1976 and Oso Agro 006. Killjoy coaches are K Boss and Sly. The defending Golden Boot champion, Nelson Killjoys begin quest for back-to-back titles Saturday as the 2014 West Kootenay Roller Derby season commences with doubleheader action at the at Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.The Nelson Killjoys are out to prove last season’s title was no fluke as the Heritage City squad takes on rival Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) at 7 p.m. in the feature match.last_img read more


Disgraced USA Gymnastics doc sentenced to another 40-125 years


first_img“He trained us to believe that he was a saint that could help us, and that without him we could not get better.”Nassar addressed the court Monday in a brief statement lasting less than a minute, offering an apology similar to the one he gave at the January sentencing hearing.“The words expressed by everyone that has spoken, including the parents, have impacted me to my innermost core,” Nassar said.“It’s impossible to convey the depth and breadth of how sorry I am to each and every one involved.”‘His lies worked’The key question for many victims has been who knew of Nassar’s abuse and who could have stopped him earlier.“We have taken care of one perpetrator, we have not taken care of the systems that allowed him to flourish for 20 years,” Rachael Denhollander, the first to publicly accuse Nassar, told a throng of news media at the courthouse following the sentencing.With a stellar reputation as the doctor to Olympic champions, Nassar evaded scrutiny several times since the late 1990s by insisting his abuse was in fact cutting-edge treatment that was misunderstood by some patients.“His lies worked,” lead prosecutor Angela Povilaitis said in her closing statement. “Each time he got away, he was empowered to continue and perfect his abuse and his techniques even more.”Even after Nassar came under serious scrutiny, his abuse was not immediately stopped.USA Gymnastics reported Nassar to the FBI in July 2015, but he continued to see patients at MSU until a newspaper exposed him in September 2016. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nassar had previously been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography possession charges in December, and up to 175 years in prison on sexual abuse charges in January.‘Master of manipulation’Over the past three weeks of court hearings, some 200 women, girls and victims’ family members confronted Nassar and gave wrenching accounts of his abuse and its lasting damage.They spoke of years of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide attempts and broken bodies that had not received proper care and suffered under chronic pain.Many victims gave nearly identical accounts of Nassar’s pattern of abuse: a star doctor who seemed to befriend them, only to suddenly abuse them during medical appointments — often with parents in the room.“Larry Nassar is a master of manipulation,” Kaitlyn Basel, a dancer who was first abused by Nassar at the age of 12, told the court Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar appears in court for his final sentencing phase in Eaton County Circuit Court on February 5, 2018, in Charlotte, Michigan.  AFPCHARLOTTE, United States — Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually abused girls and young women for decades under the guise of medical treatment, was sentenced Monday to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison.Nassar already faced a lifetime behind bars for two prior sentences after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting women and girls in his role as a high-profile sports medicine doctor at USA Gymnastics and at a Michigan State University (MSU) clinic.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The New York Times reported that at least 40 more women and girls were molested during that time.Victims have called for systemic changes at MSU and amateur athletics, and for others — such as coaches and organizational leaders — to be held accountable.Several resignations have followed, and MSU, the gymnastics governing organization and the US Olympic Committee all are facing investigations. /cbb Patience pays off Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The latest sentence stems from abuse he committed at the Twistars gymnastics training center in Michigan, where victims said in court they were referred to Nassar for treatment and were molested.“This now ends the criminal legal proceedings involving Larry Nassar. I realize that it does not end the emotional and physical suffering he has caused,” Judge Janice Cunningham said in a Charlotte, Michigan courtroom after imposing the maximum sentence under a plea agreement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 54-year-old is accused by some 265 women — including Olympians, gymnasts and collegiate athletes — of sexually abusing them over a more than two-decade career.His case has convulsed US amateur athletics and led to profound questions about how his abuse managed to go undetected for so long. 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McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather


first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LAS VEGAS — Just 20 months ago, a former plumber from Dublin fought a fearsome superstar who hadn’t lost in a decade. Conor McGregor talked his way into a big-money showdown, but he had to back up his boasts against Jose Aldo, one of the greatest fighters in his sport.McGregor finished the UFC featherweight champion in 13 seconds with one devastating left hand.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES These things could all unsettle Mayweather, who typically doesn’t face trouble unless he takes a voluntary risk by moving into dangerous areas to throw combinations, or getting angry and brawling a bit.And therein is another potential route for McGregor. Call it the Aldo Strategy: If he can get Mayweather feeling both confident and angry, there’s a chance Mayweather will let down his defense enough to attempt to finish McGregor in brute style — and maybe McGregor will have an opening.Mayweather hasn’t seemed interested in McGregor’s typical trash talk during the buildup to the fight, but perhaps he could waver the champion’s focus with the wrong word, an errant elbow or a rabbit punch behind the head — enough to draw a warning, but not lose a point.McGregor amplified his boasts this week, calling Mayweather “a broken man” and vowing to finish him within two rounds. Nobody knows whether McGregor actually believes his bluster, but the Irishman has defiantly vowed he will win.It’s not probable. But with McGregor, anything is possible. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Asian karting up Friday at Carmona MOST READ “The people who don’t believe it don’t know anything about fighting,” said UFC President Dana White, who admittedly has a slight bias here. “This isn’t going to be a boxing match. This is going to be a fight.”It’s also a fight between a 29-year-old southpaw in his prime and a 40 1/2-year-old veteran who hasn’t fought in nearly two years and doesn’t particularly want to be here, as he acknowledged repeatedly Wednesday. Mayweather isn’t the fighter he once was, and his competitive fire is dwarfed by his need for the mammoth paycheck from this endeavor.Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. AP PhotoBut how does an MMA fighter with no competitive boxing experience since childhood take on a 21-year pro veteran with world championships in five divisions and arguably the most brilliant defensive skills in the history of the sport?He gets in Mayweather’s face, both before and during the fight.He charges forward from the opening bell and forces Mayweather to think defensively all night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Floyd Mayweather presents an entirely different challenge when McGregor steps in the Vegas ring Saturday night. In his professional boxing debut, McGregor must figure out how to beat Mayweather at his own game — something the best boxers in the world have never done.McGregor is a massive underdog, and deservedly so. But stop pretending the improbable doesn’t happen in combat sports, particularly when the self-proclaimed Mystic Mac is involved.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTo declare McGregor can’t possibly win this fight displays more arrogance than, say, spending every night at a strip club the week beforehand, as Mayweather is currently doing.Of course the hard-hitting Irishman has a chance — and there are several tactics he could employ to pull the biggest upset in boxing history. He throws hundreds of punches from every angle with the goal of setting up the vicious left hand that has turned out the lights on MMA opponents.And if none of that is successful, McGregor could bend the Marquess of Queensberry rules to their breaking point in hopes of goading Mayweather into a brawl.None of it is guaranteed to work. But it’s definitely worth a shot.Looking back at Mayweather’s history is a daunting task, given his 49-0 record, but it contains clues for tactics that could magnify McGregor’s chances.For instance, McGregor could amplify the strategy used by Marcos Maidana and Jose Luis Castillo. Both boxers pressed Mayweather constantly, using roughhouse tactics on the border of legality, and bombarded Mayweather with punches, many from unorthodox angles.Mayweather won both fights, but definitely looked uncomfortable for long stretches. McGregor doesn’t have the hand speed of those professional boxers, but he should strive to emulate their urgency.He should also attempt to show Mayweather things he’s never seen before in the ring, and his decision not to hire a boxing trainer for the bout might actually help in that regard. The UFC star should switch stances and try just about any punch, including the looping overhand shots rarely seen in high-level boxing matches because they’re easily countered, but common in MMA bouts because of the distance they create from the opponent.If McGregor gets hit, so be it. Every punch absorbed is the price for a chance to reply.McGregor believes Mayweather made a mistake by agreeing to fight in 8-ounce gloves instead of the typical 10-ounce pillows, but he shouldn’t rely solely on the unicorn one-punch knockout. While McGregor has definite power, only the biggest Mac homer would think it’s something Mayweather hasn’t seen from boxers — and Mayweather has shown a solid chin and excellent recovery skills on the few occasions he has been hit.Instead, the key is to use that energy to get in a good position to unload the left hand or a combination through Mayweather’s shifty defense. McGregor could repeatedly tie up Mayweather and attempt to land shots in the clinch.last_img read more




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