JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who was recently sentenced to death in the killings of two corrections officers during an escape attempt five years ago has died in prison of an apparent suicide, corrections officials said. Prison guards found Ricky Dubose unresponsive in his cell at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, according to a Department of Corrections news release. The guards called for medical help and began rendering aid. The coroner at the prison declared Dubose dead at 5:56 p.m. Dubose, 29, was sentenced to death June 16 after he was convicted of murder in the June 2017 shooting deaths of Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue. Dubose and Donnie Rowe were being transported between prisons along with other inmates when they killed the two guards and escaped from the bus in Putnam County, southeast of Atlanta, on June 13, 2017. They were arrested days later in Tennessee. Dubose was accused of firing the gun … [Read more...] about Officials: Georgia man sentenced to die kills self in prison
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The next generation of quarterbacks is coming. And some — like Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen — have already arrived, becoming the marquee players of today’s NFL. And there are quite a few who are blossoming before our eyes. Eight of the league’s top-12 quarterbacks now reside in the AFC, which should indicate how tough that conference will be this year. That means quarterbacks like Tua Tagovailoa need to step up, or get left behind. If Tagovailoa doesn’t move into the top third of NFL starting quarterbacks in the next season or two, the Miami Dolphins will have wasted their time on yet another average starting quarterback. Here’s a ranking of all 32 starting QBs in the league: NFL Elites — Put these quarterbacks on any team and they are likely advancing to the postseason. 1. Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes Mahomes, who turs 27 in September, is athletic, has a cannon for an arm, and has already proven he’s a winner (53-13 record) in his four seasons as an NFL … [Read more...] about Omar Kelly: Where does Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa rank among NFL starting QBs?
Patrick McEnroe is a tennis commentator for ESPN. He is a former professional tennis player and captain of the US Davis Cup team. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. London (CNN) When I first heard back in February that the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) was considering banning Russian and Belarusian players from Wimbledon following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, I was surprised. After all, most other major leagues have allowed individual Russian athletes to continue to work in their respective sports -- whether it's the NHL in the US and Canada, European football leagues or the World Tennis Tour. Patrick McEnroe I have gone back and forth on whether the AELTC made the right decision. But after plenty of conversations with people at both ends of this political -- because it is political -- argument, I have reached a conclusion. The club made the wrong call. On Monday, the oldest and … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why Wimbledon’s Russian and Belarusian player ban is the wrong call
DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic was so busy relishing and reminiscing that he nearly missed the team photo with the Stanley Cup before racing over just in time to join the on-ice celebration at Amalie Arena. The general manager of the Colorado Avalanche joined fellow Denver icon John Elway in leading his team to a championship from the front office two decades after winning a pair of titles during his Hall of Fame playing career. A star captain and center when the Avalanche won it all in 1996 and 2001, Sakic secured a third Stanley Cup championship Sunday night as the architect of the star-studded firebolt of a team that dispatched the back-to-back defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. Sakic joined Elway’s exclusive club when the Avalanche completed their dominant playoff run with a 2-1 win in Game 6 in Tampa. RELATED Avalanche win 3rd Stanley Cup in franchise history, defeat defending champion Lightning in Game 6 Joe Sakic, captain of the Colorado Avalanche … [Read more...] about Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ
(CNN) — The BET Awards, which celebrate Black excellence in music, culture and sports, were presented Sunday. Lizzo kicked off the show, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, with a shining performance of her latest hit, “About Damn Time.” READ MORE: Some US Companies Will Cover Travel Costs For Employees Who Need An Abortion Several of the presenters, performers and award recipients called for action after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday There were moments of joy, however, too. Brandy did a surprise performance with Jack Harlow, and Mariah Carey hit some impressive high notes in a surprise performance with Latto. Sean “Diddy” Combs received a lifetime achievement award. He was celebrated by a host of fellow artists and former collaborators like Mary J. Blige and Kanye West. Will Smith, who stoked controversy at the Academy Awards by slapping Chris Rock on stage shortly before winning the best actor Oscar, won the BET Award for best actor on Sunday. … [Read more...] about BET Awards Winners Of 2022
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Supreme Court heard final arguments on Monday in a long-running, bitter dispute between the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her estranged elder brother over the property where she was held under house arrest for 15 years. The court in the capital, Naypyitaw, agreed last October to hear a special appeal from Suu Kyi’s brother, Aung San Oo, on how to divide the family property the siblings inherited in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, his lawyer said. The lawyer, Aye Lwin, said a special bench of the Supreme Court could reach a decision within three months and it would be final. Suu Kyi. 77, whose elected government was ousted in an army takeover last year, already faces a slew of legal cases brought by the military. The court system has been criticized by rights groups for being under the military's influence. The military's seizure of … [Read more...] about Brother of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi seeks share of family property
(CNN) With the dust hardly settled from the clay-court season, the gaze of the tennis world has already turned to Wimbledon for the third grand slam of the year. The tournament, which gets underway on Monday, was wrapped in controversy weeks before a ball was due to be hit at SW19 with organizers banning Russian and Belarusian players amid the war in Ukraine. That decision led the ATP and WTA Tours, the governing bodies of men's and women's tennis, to strip this year's Wimbledon of ranking points , but that hasn't deterred the world's best players from taking part. Indeed, Serena Williams is scheduled to make a return to grand slam tennis after a year-long absence from the sport. This week, she has been competing in the women's doubles event at Eastbourne alongside Ons Jabeur, although the pair had to withdraw from the tournament semifinals after Jabeur picked up a knee injury. With so little match experience, it's difficult to predict how … [Read more...] about Wimbledon 2022: Serena Williams returns to grand slam action as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic headline men’s draw
She laughs about it now. Or as much as you can laugh when you’ve lost most of the feeling in your body from the chest down. “I think we are in such a state right now where it’s just a crazy world, we’re so divided on things,” Avalanche fan Ruby Cates said by phone from her room on the third floor of Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. “Yet even the little things can bring people closer together.” While the Avs were busy decimating the NHL the last eight weeks en route to snatching the Stanley Cup, Cates was receiving treatment for a neurological issue and a recent hernia. “And when I was having my hardest days in rehab, the Avs were in the (title) chase,” she said of the NHL champs, whose theurgic postseason run finished with a 4-2 series win over Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night. “It gave me something to look forward to.” Something to take her mind off reality. If only for a couple hours a night. One of Cates’ text chains over the weekend, she … [Read more...] about Keeler: Best part of Avalanche’s Stanley Cup win? How it brought Denver together. No right. No left. No Roe. No Wade.