Trooper Injured When Car Rear-Ended By Tractor Trailer

first_imgALMOND — A New York State Trooper was sent to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries after his state vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor trailer, according to the New York State Police.Police said the Trooper was stopped along I-86 east bound lane in the Town of Almond to offer traffic control for a disabled camper at 7:25 a.m., Monday.The Troop car had its emergency light activated and was on the shoulder of the roadway providing traffic control for the disabled camper. A Western Star tractor trailer car hauler traveling east bound failed to observe the Troop car and struck the rear side of the car with the rear passenger side of the trailer. The tractor trailer came to rest in the median of I-86. The Trooper was in the vehicle when the collision occurred and was transported to Jones Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.The operator of the tractor trailer was issued multiple traffic tickets including failure to move over for emergency vehicles. NYSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit assisted and put the tractor trailer out of service. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Antwaun Woods flies under the radar

first_imgIt is hard to miss a 6-foot-1,  320-pound behemoth in a crowd, but nose tackle Antwaun Woods finds a way to make it happen.Though Woods is big in stature, it is not surprising how people can still overlook him entering into his fifth year on campus. He is not brash nor does he try to bring attention to himself.He is respectful and quietly goes about his business on and off the field. In fact, he does this so well that when he is playing at his best, other players often reap the rewards of his hard work. Welcome to the life of a nose tackle.If you ask Woods, he wouldn’t have it any other way.“We’re the tough guys on the field,” Woods said. “We make life easier for everyone else.”Football has always been a bottom-line business. Numbers often rule a player’s value, and at first glance, Woods is just another player on the field.Last season, Woods finished the 2014 season with 37 solo tackles in 12 games, averaging 3.1 tackles per game and finishing 14th on the team in the category. Though those numbers are hardly noteworthy — Eric Kendricks of UCLA led the nation last year with 101 solo tackles — Woods’ impact on the field goes far beyond his individual stats.Though he may not have had outstanding numbers, his power lies in making those around him better. As nose tackle in a base 3-4 defense, his strength demands constant double-teams against opposing interior offensive linemen, oftentimes shutting down the A-gap on rushes and allowing pass rushers from the defensive tackle and linebacker position to get favorable one-on-one matchups.His efforts resulted in USC nearly shutting out Arkansas State in the Trojans’ season debut last weekend, holding the opposition to six points. His pressure up the middle hurried Red Wolves quarterback Fredi Knighten constantly, causing errant throws and holding the dual-threat quarterback to just 86 passing yards.It is his selflessness and determination that are invaluable to the Trojans’ defense — qualities that made him a popular candidate when voting took place at the beginning of the season.“It’s like a dream come true,” Woods said of being named captain. “Growing up in L.A., I never imagined being named captain of the USC football team. I feel like I made my way into history.”Woods grew up in Baldwin Village, a low-income area of Los Angeles he refers to as “The Jungles.”  Raised by his father and his grandmother, Woods was bussed to Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California, where his dad played football as an offensive lineman — a 45-minute commute on a good day.Though he made his name dominating offenses 25 miles away from home, he never lost his love for USC. Currently, fans and opponents are treated to the sight of Woods’ tattoo — a football that covers the inside of his massive bicep that is inscribed with the ’SC logo and the number 99.“I’ve been watching USC football my whole life,” Woods said. “It’s something I got on me to represent. I bleed cardinal and gold.”USC may have been his dream school, but his start at the university was almost a nightmare. Relying mostly on raw ability and size in high school, Woods found it difficult to navigate the USC practice field at a whopping 335 pounds when he first arrived on campus, forcing him to redshirt his freshman year.Instead of sulking, Woods took the time to assess where he wanted to be in the Trojan tradition — a story of unfulfilled potential or working toward joining Mike Patterson and Sedrick Ellis as one the best defensive tackles to play at USC.Eventually, Woods dropped to a more nimble 295 pounds and earned a spot on the defensive tackle rotation, at which point he never looked back.Woods is now in his final year with Trojans — a year in which USC is without sanctions and ranked No. 8 in the AP Poll.  He knows that his leadership on defense will be needed for the Trojans to be successful.“I need to show the young guys how to behave and perform,” Woods said about his duties to the team. “I need to do whatever I can to make the team better.”With the air around campus a little more electric this year, and with the high expectations that are heaped on this team, Woods had a message to send to the Trojan faithful as they prepare to face the Idaho Vandals on Saturday.“Show up to the Coliseum with energy,” Woods said. “Get ready to rock it. Fight on.”last_img read more

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Masters 2019: Bettor wins record $1.19M on Tiger Woods’ comeback

first_imgRemember that gutsy gambler who placed an $85,000 bet on Tiger Woods to win the Masters at 14-1 odds? Well, his risk turned into a massive reward.The unidentified bettor earned a record $1.19 million payout from William Hill after Woods triumphed Sunday at Augusta National following an eventful final round to claim his first major title in almost 11 years. JUST IN: William Hill will present the largest single golf payout in its US history to bettor who won $1.19 million on an $85,000 bet on Tiger to win the Masters. Bettor flying into Vegas, will be given check where he placed the bet — the @SLSLasVegas in person at 5pm ET. pic.twitter.com/t5NfD8ISNx— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 15, 2019″Pretty good first bet,” William Hill U.S. director of trading Nick Bogdanovich said in a statement. “It’s great to see Tiger back. It’s a painful day for William Hill — our biggest loss ever — but a great day for golf.”But William Hill wasn’t the only sportsbook to underestimate Woods, as ESPN notes the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas reported a high-five-figure net loss on its Masters futures and offshore sportsbook BetOnline.ag suffered the company’s biggest loss on a futures market.As for Woods, he secured his best ranking since 2014 following his triumphant Masters campaign as he improved to a world ranking of sixth. Not too shabby considering the 43-year-old had fallen to 1,199th in the world after being plagued by injuries and off-course issues. The payout was the largest single golf ticket in the William Hill’s U.S. history and the biggest since the sportsbook paid out more than $4.5 million over three bets on the Eagles after they defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl 52 in February 2018.It’s also believed to be just the fourth seven-figure payout on a bet at a William Hill U.S. sportsbook. Related News Tiger Woods rises in rankings after memorable Masters wincenter_img What’s even crazier? It was the first wager ever placed by the unidentified customer at William Hill, which will mark the occasion by presenting the bettor with his check in person Monday afternoon. The unidentified gambler will fly to Las Vegas to accept the payout. Tiger Woods on Masters win: It’s ‘something I will never forget’last_img read more

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