A South Florida family is recovering this weekend, after a dangerous encounter with a pit bull.According to Coral Springs Police, the dog suddenly turned on his caretakers, a mother and her two young sons, on Friday.The incident occurred at around 2 p.m., on NW 106th Ave.Police officer Chris Swinson wrote in his police report, “The pit bull attacked the 11 year old and that’s when the 12 year old intervened.”At that point, Swinson continues, “The mom came out, got involved, and the pit bull turned on her. When the pit bull started attacking the mom, the 12 year old grabbed a knife and stabbed the dog.”We are working a dog bite with injuries in the area of Coral Springs Drive and Royal Palm. Please avoid the area. There is no threat to community at this time. pic.twitter.com/pQfcCW8CwT— Coral Springs Police (@CoralSpringsPD) August 21, 2020 The younger child was airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center, where he is being treated for severe facial injuries.The 35-year-old mother and her 12-year-old son were both treated for minor injuries at the scene.Meanwhile, The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the pitfall is being treated and placed into a two-week quarantine at Coral Springs Animal Hospital.A neighbor also told Miami television station WFOR that the father is a dog trainer.Officials did not reveal the identities of the victims in the incident.
Andy Enfield photographed by Brian Chin | Daily TrojanMen’s basketball recruit J’Raan Brooks announced his decision to decommit from USC and reopen his commitment on Twitter last Friday afternoon. “Due to unforeseen circumstances stemming from the recent news that has come to light in regards to the Trojan basketball program — I have decided to reopen my commitment to examine other available options,” Brooks said in his tweet. “While USC is still very much a possibility, the uncertainty of their situation has led me to believe I should reassess my own.” Brooks, a 6-foot-8 forward from Seattle, becomes the first of head coach Andy Enfield’s three 2018 recruits to decommit from the program just three weeks after news broke of an FBI investigation of assistant coach Tony Bland and multiple other Power Five basketball schools.While Brooks is staying away from USC for the time being, the Trojans are still an option for the four-star recruit in the future — if Enfield and the rest of his staff escape NCAA sanctions.“I have nothing but the utmost respect for Coach Enfield, the rest of the staff, the school and fans of the program,” Brooks said. “However, I need to make sure what I do is best for my future, and ensure I am making an informed decision, while seeing how this process transpires.”Brooks has been quiet regarding potential schools of interest since his announcement last weekend. Washington, a school just three miles north of where Brooks played high school ball at Garfield High, is in the hunt for Brooks, along with Pac-12 rivals Cal, Stanford and Washington State.The rest of the 2018 class, four-star recruits Taeshon Cherry and Kevin Porter, remain committed to USC for the time being despite the allegations surrounding Bland, the Trojans’ head basketball recruiter.Cherry, a 6-foot-8 forward from San Diego’s Saint Augustine High, decided to come to USC due to his close relationship with Bland.“I have a good relationship with Tony and Enfield,” Cherry said in an interview withScout.com. “Their style of play really fits my style of play, and it’s a perfect fit for me.” Cherry is listed as ESPN’s 22nd-best player in the 2018 class and announced his commitment just days after Brooks.Fellow Seattle resident Porter, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from local Rainier Beach, remains committed to USC despite offers from UCLA, Memphis and Washington, among others.For now, Enfield brings back most of his 2016-17 roster, along with three top 2017 recruits in Charles O’Bannon, Jr., Victor Uyaelunmo and Jordan Usher. But questions still remain for the Trojans come 2018 and beyond. Along with senior guards Jordan McLaughlin, Kurt Karis and Elijah Stewart, starting junior forwards Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu are expected to leave school early to try their luck in next year’s NBA Draft.With starting jobs up for grabs in 2018, USC could potentially land another recruit in Brooks’ place if he decides to forgo Enfield’s offer. Of ESPN’s top 100 recruits for 2018, just three have signed letters of intent. Along with local five-star center Bol Bol, USC is still in the hunt for No. 1 overall prospect R.J. Barrett and four-star prospects Elijah Weaver, Khavon Moore and Kamaka Hepa. Considering both Bol and Barrett have fielded offers from top-flight programs like Kentucky and Arizona, USC would be more likely to land Weaver, Moore and Hepa if Brooks elects to sign with another team.If those targets aren’t interested, Enfield and company could potentially save that scholarship for a top player in the loaded 2019 class. While top overall recruit James Wiseman is likely to stay put in the southeast,11th-ranked shooting guard Cassius Stanley from Sierra Canyon or 16th-ranked forward Onyeka Okongwu from Chino Hills could be drifting toward USC. Regardless of undecided recruits in 2018 and 2019, USC awaits the verdicts in the FBI investigations with fingers crossed. The Trojans open their season at home against Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 10.
United lost Smalling to a second yellow card for hauling back Yannick Bolasie in extra time – but Lingard took the trophy to Old Trafford when he lashed home a first-time strike from Damien Delaney’s half-clearance after 110 minutes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United came from behind and survived Chris Smalling’s sending-off to beat Crystal Palace and win the FA Cup at Wembley through Jesse Lingard’s extra-time strike. As Wembley was awash with growing speculation this this would be Louis van Gaal’s final match as United manager, he was able to add English’s football’s most glamorous cup to his honours list.United looked on course to end the season empty-handed as well as missing out on Champions League football when substitute Jason Puncheon’s powerful far-post finish put Palace ahead with 12 minutes left.It was harsh on United, who had hit the woodwork through Marouane Fellaini and Antony Martial, but they responded within four minutes with a brilliant run from Wayne Rooney that ended with Juan Mata scoring from close range.
The Ghana football fraternity is witnessing a wind of change in the developmentand production of players for our elite league and our national teams.The second tier league thus the GN Bank Division One League is receiving a lot of applauds for the way and manner in which the tournament was packaged.What is more significant about this development is the depth of quality emanating from the just ended league. This year’s Division One League is arguably the best so far in as many years and some pundits argue that it is even more attractive than the elite league which is the flagship of our domestic leagues.Sincerely, the innovations put together by the Division One League Board can largely be attributed to the transformation of our second tier league into a more formidable and attractive to the football populace and corporate world. It was therefore not surprising to see GN Bank coming on board to sponsor a hitherto orphan league.The just ended award ceremony was a masterpiece of its own. In fact we are yetto receive any qualm about the recipient of any of the awards. This indeed shows how transparent, professional and objective the process was.One area worth touching in the award categories is the prestigious player of the year.For about over 1200 players and about 48 clubs that participated across thecountry, Samudeen Ibrahim came up as best player among his colleagues. This is no mean an achievement considering the tough nature of the competition and quality that were exhibited throughout the league. Samudeen had a stiff opposition to this accolade by the highly-rated Joel Fameyeh of Asokwa Depotivo and the Discovery of the Year Enoch Atta Adjei of Windy Professionals.Indeed the standard has been raised by the performance of Joel Fameyeh in his stint with the local Black Stars coupled with his prolific scoring abilities. This invariably makes Samudeen the player to watch in the coming season of any club and league he finds himself playing for after edging out all these players to the coveted award.Saamu, as we affectionately call him, is a 19-year old footballer who played for king Solomon FC is the just ended GN Bank Division One League.He was adjudged the best year of the league. He won the most valuable player of the match 8 times, scoring 4 and assisting over 20 goals.An offensive midfielder ,Saamu became a thorn in the flesh of defenders he came facing in the league. Due to his power and strength upfront, he made the job easier for his strikers and on many occasions the main orchestra of their play. His pace and dribbling skills are delight to watch and he is a true definition of a complete player. In some occasions however he joins the central midfield to augment defensive roles when the team is under some form of pressure.Nonetheless, his rise to this enviable pinnacle did not come by a sudden flight.Even though he is young, Saamu has gone through the grinding mill and it is notsurprising that he has attained this prestigious status. He started his football career in Nungua where heroes have arisen from over the period. Notable among them are John Naawu and son Richard Naawu, Eben Dadzie and recently Bernard Dong Bortey, Harrison Afful, Gladson Awako are few of manythe town has produced over the years.Christian Stars, one of the best colts clubs in the Nungua area offered him the grassroot platform where he excelled.He moved to Sekondi Eleven Wise at a juvenile age where he played for some time and help them qualify for the premiership. He returned to Accra and joined D’International. His performance caught the eyes of sensational Inter Allies where he once again helped them qualify to the elite division. His move to King Solomon however was a shock tomany who believed it was a retrogressive decision. Saamu believed that a good player would be seen even if he plays in Jupiter.Just after two season, Saamu helped them to place second after Dreams FC who eventually qualified for the premiership.Currently, Saamu is the most sort after player on the local scene and this indeed shows that he is one of the golden eggs Ghana has laid. Gone are the days when division one players are rated mediocre and sub-standard but it’s obvious from this year’s league that division one has proven to be a vault of quality and matured players for national assignments and other elite leagues.The performances and goal scoring prowess of Bright Luqman and Joel Fameyeh is a manifestation that Ghana is not in deficit of strikers.Our focus hasbeen on the elite league and for that matter we just overlook the activities in the division one. For both players to score 30 and 28 goals respectively in 30 matches should tell us that our attention should be rightly channelled.It will not be far-fetched if Samudeen Ibrahim is invited to any of the national teams considering his age. The evidence from Joel fameyeh’s performance in the local Black Stars is enough to tell us what Samudeen can do when given the chance.It will also make the division one league very attractive to players ratherthan them joining the exodus bandwagon to Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan and other football unfriendly nations.Unto us a son is born and in Samudeen we see a dawn of a new era.–