Homeward bound: Star center John Tavares chooses Maple Leafs

John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him since he was a youngster growing up in suburban Toronto. The photo featured a young Tavares in bed, fast asleep on a pillowcase and under a blanket adorned with Maple Leafs logos, … Continue reading Homeward bound: Star center John Tavares chooses Maple Leafs

St Louis Missouri News: Union Man, Corey Murphy, Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

ST LOUIS, MO – Corey Murphy, 26, of Union, Missouri was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment to be followed by lifetime supervision for receiving child pornography in 2016.  Murphy pleaded guilty in March and appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Catherine D. Perry for sentencing. According to his plea agreement, Murphy first came to the … Continue reading St Louis Missouri News: Union Man, Corey Murphy, Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

CINCINNATI | Peraza hits Reds’ latest grand slam in 8-2 win over Brewers

CINCINNATI — Jose Peraza kept up Cincinnati’s parade of grand slams, sending Matt Harvey and the Reds over the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday. Peraza connected in the sixth inning for the Reds’ ninth slam this year, tying the single-season franchise record set in 2002. It was Cincinnati’s second in two games and third … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Peraza hits Reds’ latest grand slam in 8-2 win over Brewers

Missouri News: St Louis Sex Offender, Rolf Rathmann, Pleads Guilty to Accessing with the Intent to View Child Pornography

ST LOUIS, MO – Rolf Rathmann, 53, of St. Louis, already a registered sex offender by virtue of a 2003 conviction for eight counts of statutory sodomy in Missouri state court, admitted to accessing numerous images and videos of child pornography, including images of children involved in sadistic and masochistic conduct. Rathmann admitted to visiting … Continue reading Missouri News: St Louis Sex Offender, Rolf Rathmann, Pleads Guilty to Accessing with the Intent to View Child Pornography

BOSTON | Junot Díaz speaks out about sexual misconduct allegations

BOSTON  — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is speaking out about the sexual misconduct allegations against him. The Boston Globe reports Díaz adamantly denies the accusations from women who say he behaved inappropriately. Díaz says it doesn’t sound “like anything that’s in my life, anything that’s me.” Author Zinzi Clemmons and other female writers have … Continue reading BOSTON | Junot Díaz speaks out about sexual misconduct allegations

MOSCOW | Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain

MOSCOW  — Stretching every part of his body out into a star shape and diving to his right, Igor Akinfeev flicked out his left foot and kicked the ball high away from danger. Akinfeev’s foot kept Russia’s party going Sunday night, ended the international career of one of Spain’s biggest stars and sealed the biggest … Continue reading MOSCOW | Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain

MOSCOW | 1st-minute Denmark goal doesn’t crack World Cup’s 10 fastest

MOSCOW — Mathias Jorgensen’s goal just under a minute into Sunday’s knockout-round game against Croatia was Denmark’s fastest World Cup goal ever, but not the fastest in tournament history, or even among the top 10. The match entered rarer territory moments later when Mario Mandzukic evened things for Croatia, just the third time the tournament … Continue reading MOSCOW | 1st-minute Denmark goal doesn’t crack World Cup’s 10 fastest

MOSCOW | Not elegant but functional, Russia’s Dzyuba a model for team

MOSCOW — He’s not elegant but he gets the job done. Russia’s tall, broad-shouldered forward Artyom Dzyuba is like his team — physical, fiercely dedicated and rough around the edges. Dzyuba forced a penalty and scored from the spot to keep Russia in the game after falling behind 1-0 Sunday, then roared on his teammates … Continue reading MOSCOW | Not elegant but functional, Russia’s Dzyuba a model for team