1 dead from motorcycle, vehicle crash in Triangle

first_imgTRIANGLE, N.Y. (WBNG) — State Police say one person has died in a crash involving two motorcycles and a third vehicle yesterday. Yesterday, State Police responded to a call of a fatal crash on the 3900 block of State Highway 206 in the town of Triangle at approx. 5:33 p.m. Upon investigation, police say a driver traveling westbound on State Highway 206 was passing two other vehicles when the vehicle collided with two oncoming motorcycles traveling eastbound. The second motorcycle operator, Shane Poklemba, age 49, was pronounced dead at the scene. One of the motorcycle operators was able to swerve and lay his bike down and was taken to Wilson Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been released. The third vehicle’s operator and two children in the vehicle were not injured. New York State Police said the investigation is on-going. Police of the State Collision Reconstruction Unit were assisted at the scene by Broome Ambulance, Broome County Sheriff’s, Triangle Fire Company, and the Department of Transportation. Police say they do not believe alcohol to be a factor in the incident.last_img read more

Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Haryana Steelers beat Tamil Thalaivas 43-35

first_imgRahul Chaudhari clinched a four-point raid in the first minute of the second half to inflict an All-Out on the Steelers. But Vikas Kandola upped his game to open up the lead once again for Haryana after the All-Out.Just when Haryana were edging close to inflicting another All-Out, Thalaivas’ Victor Obiero produced a stellar raid and a Super Tackle to keep them in the game.Unfortunately for the Thalaivas, Ajith Kumar wasn’t having the best of games in the attack, and lack of support for Rahul Chaudhari (who clinched a Super 10) finally showed when Vikas Kandola’s four-point raid with under six minutes remaining gave Haryana another All-Out.Vinay’s three-point Super Raid gave a cushion that the Haryana team managed to cling on. The victory consolidated their third position on the table. Pune: Vikas Kandola was yet again the star of the show for Haryana Steelers as they beat Tamil Thalaivas 43-35 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Saturday. Vikas Kandola clinched a Super 10 (13 points) for Rakesh Kumar coached Steelers who were given stiff competition by the Thalaivas in the mid-stages of the match.Rahul Chaudhari clinched a Super 10 (10 raid points) for Thalaivas but it was yet another disjointed performance from the star-studded lineup which meant they remained at the bottom of the points table.Tamil Thalaivas went into the match on a seven-match losing streak and, not surprisingly, it was the Haryana team who dominated the early minutes. Kandola, ably supported by Vinay, fetched raid points for the Steelers as they closed in on an All-Out.The error-prone Thalaivas defence gave away silly points but there was a fight in them that had been invisible in the previous matches. The Chennai-based unit finally succumbed to an All-Out with six minutes left to the half-time as Haryana moved to a six-point lead.But the Thalaivas came out with renewed energy after the restart, with Manjeet Chhillar and Mohit Chhillar looking good in defence. Rahul Chaudhari also got into the act, picking up his 100th raid point of the season, as the Thalaivas reduced Haryana’s lead to two points at half time (16-14). For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

From Adam Kownacki and Chris Arreola’s slugfest to promotional drama: The good, the bad and the dirty in the week of boxing

first_imgIt was another interesting week in boxing. Here are the highs and lows of the last seven days.The Good- Adam Kownacki and Chris Arreola put on an old-school heavyweight fight. What people remember about heavyweight boxing is two guys unloading the heavy artillery on every shot. You get that to some degree these days, but more often than not, one guy crumbles and gets finished.  Not on Saturday when Kownacki and Arreola stood toe-to-toe in the pocket for 36 minutes with Kownacki winning by unanimous decision over the former three-time heavyweight title challenger. The bout was a record-setting affair as they broke a CompuBox record most combined punches thrown (2,172) and punches landed (667). Kownacki and Arreola left everything they had inside the ring, but the native of Poland landed the more massive blows and came out on the better end of the majority of the exchanges to remain undefeated and inch closer to possibly netting a crack at WBC champion Deontay Wilder.You have to give Kownacki and Arreola a ton of credit. They could have folded their tents and buckled to some of the hard punches. Instead, they bit down on their mouthpieces and gave the fans inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn a fight to remember as they reminded people that old-fashioned heavyweight wars still exist.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year- Jean Pascal is turning back the clock. The consensus among boxing pundits was that Pascal had seen his better days when he held the WBC light heavyweight title and was regarded as one of the best in the division. And no one was wrong in that assessment considering Pascal was 3-3 in his last six bouts and not looking remotely close to what he used to be. The calls were for the 36-year-old to hang up the gloves. Whether people associated with Premier Boxing Champions will admit it or not, the bout on Saturday night between Pascal and interim WBA champ Marcus Browne was supposed to be Browne adding a veteran name to his resume.Pascal had other plans in mind and found the fountain of youth in dropping Browne to the canvas three times to earn a technical decision and win the secondary belt after an accidental headbutt opened up a gruesome cut above Browne’s eye,and the fight went to the judge’s scorecards.Browne was the better boxer, but showed disrespect to Pascal’s power by keeping his hands low and thinking he could finish the fight whenever he wanted. That’s the crazy thing about boxing. Your skills may not be what they used to be, but the power is always the last thing to go. And for at least one night, Pascal showed he still has something left to offer the sport. The Bad- Tyson Fury disappoints in selecting his next opponent. On Friday, it was revealed that the lineal heavyweight champion would be taking on Otto Wallin on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. You might be wondering, who is Otto Wallin? A simple Google search normally would show his Wikipedia page and explain what’s he done up this point. But Wallin doesn’t have one of those. So, who is he?Wallin is from Sweden and sports a 20-0 record with 13 knockouts. He’s fought only one time in the United States and has faced no one that even the hardcore boxing fans would know of. I can get if Fury and his promoter Frank Warren and co-promoters at Top Rank wanted Wallin to be the first opponent for Fury’s U.S. debut. But we already saw it when Fury blasted through another unknown in Tom Schwarz in June. You get the game being played by Fury and his team. Pick the easiest foe possible until the Deontay Wilder rematch in the first quarter of 2020. The tomato aspect of this was already tossed in the can at the beginning of the summer. No one expected the charismatic Brit to face a top-five heavyweight. No reason to risk losing the lucrative fight against Wilder. But at least take on someone of note who the fans know because now fewer people are likely to watch on television and buy tickets when they already know what the outcome is going to be. In turn, this will end up hurting Fury’s value when it comes to building the Wilder rematch.The Dirty- It has been a tough week at Golden Boy Promotions. Things appeared to be on the upswing of the promotion founded by the legendary Oscar De La Hoya. They have the face of boxing, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, on their roster and a great deal that aired their fights on DAZN. However, things have been shaky of late. A trilogy bout with Gennadiy Golovkin didn’t materialize. Then Golden Boy was not able to reach a deal for Canelo vs. Sergey Kovalev, who moved forward with a clash against Anthony Yarde on Aug. 24 in his native Russia.It appeared Alvarez would take on the IBF mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Talks were underway, but they stalled once again. A deal still wasn’t agreed upon after an extension, resulting in the sanctioning body stripping Alvarez of the title.That forced Alvarez to go to his Twitter page, where he blasted his promotional team for doing something he didn’t know about.  I’m very upset and ashamed with my fans, to be unfairly stripped of my belt by the IBF, but specially when i did not have the knowledge of the agreement that GBP match maker had signed.— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) August 2, 2019Jumping up two weight classes to beat a top-notch light heavyweight in Kovalev to become a four-division world champion is nothing to sneeze at.And while Alvarez apparently didn’t want to fight Derevyanchenko, it would have at least been a way for him to remain a unified champion.It could all be rectified if a unification bout with WBO titlist Demetrius Andrade can get made. But with the way things have been going as of late, it’s tough to know what will come next.last_img read more