Eckel: The NHL playoffs have been … fantastic!

Eckel: The NHL playoffs have been … fantastic! (via NJ.com)

Sorting through the start of the NHL and NBA postseason, a championship fight and the EPL — yes, that’s soccer. The Flyers really can win at Madison Square Garden. After nine straight losses and down two goals in the first period Sunday, a 10th…


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2014 NFL schedule release: Projecting the Eagles’ possible prime-time games

2014 NFL schedule release: Projecting the Eagles’ possible prime-time games (via NJ.com)

After weeks of speculation, it appears the NFL schedule is finally set to be released in the next couple days. When it finally does come out, one thing seems like a safe bet — expect the Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly to make plenty of prime-time…


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2014 NBA Playoff Predictions: First Round

2014 NBA Playoff Predictions: First Round (via FanIQ)

The 2014 NBA playoffs get underway on Saturday, with four games set to kick off what is sure to be a post-season filled with plenty of drama and excitement. In the East, the top-seeded Indiana Pacers look to not only dethrone the Miami Heat as Eastern…


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Spurs subdue Mavs, Portland edge Rockets

Spurs subdue Mavs, Portland edge Rockets (via AFP)

The San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan’s 27 points, rallied for a 90-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks to open their NBA first-round playoff series. The Spurs, trying to get back to the NBA finals after falling to the Miami Heat in last year’s…


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NBA announces 2014 playoff schedule

NBA announces 2014 playoff schedule (via SiriusXM Blog)

Bobby Bonett April 16, 2014 While 16 teams knew they were headed to the postseason entering the NBA’s final day, they didn’t necessarily know where they were headed until the end of play Wednesday. After a jam-packed finale of regular season hoops…


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New York Knicks fire Woodson after missing playoffs

New York Knicks fire Woodson after missing playoffs (via AFP)

The New York Knicks on Monday fired head coach Mike Woodson after the team missed the NBA playoffs, team president Phil Jackson said. The Knicks went 109-79 in three seasons under Woodson, twice making the playoffs before slumping to 37-45 this season…


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Vols’ coaching search on La. Tech’s White

 

White has averaged 28 wins his past two years at Louisiana Tech. (USATSI)
White has averaged 28 wins his past two years at Louisiana Tech. (USATSI)

 

Tennessee's search to exchange Cuonzo Martin as its men's basketball coach is now focused on Louisiana Tech's Michael White, multiple sources informed CBSSports.com on Saturday.

Martin left UT last week to coach at California.

A source instructed CBSSports.com that UT has informally contacted some "A-list" candidates however that the curiosity hasn't been mutual. Another supply informed CBSSports.com that no less than one potential candidate expressed no interest largely because Tennessee's roster is in bad shape provided that the Vols are dropping four of their prime five gamers from a Candy 16 team.

White just completed his third season at Louisiana Tech, where he averaged 28 wins over the past two seasons and completed tied for first both years. The 37-year-old played four seasons at Ole Miss and spent seven seasons as an assistant at his alma mater before accepting the Louisiana Tech job in March 2011. He is the son of Duke athletic director Kevin White.

 

West matchups

Which first round series will give us an epic showing in the West? (USATSI)
Which first-spherical sequence will give us an epic showing in the West? (USATSI)

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This is a rundown of the Western Conference Playoff Matchups updating with the outcomes Wednesday.

Locked:

San Antonio Spurs (1) vs. Dallas Mavericks (8)

Evaluation: Just for previous time’s sake, we’re getting a great old school Tim Duncan-Dirk Nowitzki duel in the playoffs. The Spurs are four-2 in playoff series in opposition to the Mavericks within the Dirk-Duncan period with the Spurs winning the latest series in 2010. We’re getting two of one of the best perimeter attack teams within the NBA, who execute with incredible precision.

The biggest key to this collection will find yourself being how the Mavericks’ large males play. Dallas has hassle on the boards and so they’re a fairly dangerous defensive unit in most creations they’ve with their lineups. Can anyone step up to proper the interior ship for Dallas or will Duncan and Tiago Splitter have their means inside and within the series?

Oklahoma City Thunder (2) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (7)

Evaluation: After the Grizzlies introduced their presence with authority on the playoff scene in 2011, they had been outlasted by the Thunder in the second round of the playoffs in a pretty epic collection. Last season, we obtained a rematch however this one was sans Russell Westbrook, which allowed the Grizzlies to benefit from focusing on Kevin Durant defensively and making the remainder of the workforce beat them.

This time, the Thunder are wholesome and it is a completely different Durant than we have seen in the past. Who on the Grizzlies is able to conserving him in check? Who will be capable to score at a comparatively related clip to maintain pace with this Thunder group? Which position players will step up and provide some outside taking pictures? Grizzlies have to reply these inquiries to advance past OKC once more.

Los Angeles Clippers (three) vs. Golden State Warriors (6)

Analysis: A couple of days ago, this looked like a much better matchup than what we’re seeing now, thanks to the Andrew Bogut rib injury. This Warriors staff is going to rely closely on Jermaine O’Neal and doubtless David Lee at the five. This implies they’re going to should go heavy defense on the perimeter with a lineup consisting of Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, which could truly assist open things up offensively.

If the Warriors go small, we’ll get an identical attack to what they showed towards the Denver Nuggets final season. Nonetheless, this Clippers team has much more firepower than what the Nuggets may provide. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are enough to deal with with Bogut defending your back on defense. With out that anchor, can they stop enough penetration on the perimeter to neutralize the paint benefit for the Clippers?

Houston Rockets (4) vs. Portland Path Blazers (5)

Evaluation: If you happen to like 3-point shooting, this is the sequence for you. The Rockets and Blazers are one and three, respectively, in three-point makes an attempt per sport and each try to bombard you with exterior attempts. The Rockets capturing the most threes in the NBA however they make 35.6 p.c of them, which is sweet for seventeenth in the NBA. The Blazers’ attempts are rather more efficient, making the league’s ninth greatest proportion at 37.2 p.c.

The important thing for both groups will probably be who can get the stops once they’re needed the most. The Rockets have the fourth finest defense in clutch conditions, but they’ll most likely want a healthy or comparatively wholesome Patrick Beverley to maintain that going while bothering Damian Lillard and his incredible clutch scoring. The Blazers are 19th in clutch protection and will need to discover a strategy to get massive stops.

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Athletes’ union criticizes Northwestern appeal

WASHINGTON – The College Athletes Players Association is criticizing Northwestern University's argument for overturning a ruling that would allow the school's football players to unionize.

Northwestern is appealing a ruling by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board who said that the school's football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize.

CAPA says Northwestern "has not established grounds for review of the regional director's factfinding." Wednesday's filing also attacks other parts of the appeal.

The players are set to vote by secret ballot April 25 on whether to form a union. CAPA would represent them.

The Evanston, Ill.-based university argues in the appeal that its athletic program "is fully integrated with its academic mission, and that it treats its athletes as students first."

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Stanley Cup playoffs: First-{round|spherical} schedule, {TV|TELEVISION} listings

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Series2
Date Time Web site Television Score Collection
Fri Apr 18 7:30 ET Boston NBCSN, TSN
Sun Apr 20 three ET Boston NBC, TSN
Tue Apr 22 7:30 ET Detroit NBCSN, TSN
Thu Apr 24 8 ET Detroit NBCSN, TSN
Sat Apr 26 3 ET Boston NBC, TSN
Mon Apr 28 TBD Detroit TBD, TSN
Wed Apr 30 8 ET Boston TBD, TSN
Series2
Date Time Web site Tv Rating Series
Wed Apr 16 7 ET Tampa CNBC, CBC, RDS
Fri Apr 18 7 ET Tampa CNBC, CBC, RDS
Sun Apr 20 7 ET Montreal NBCSN, CBC, RDS
Tue Apr 22 7 ET Montreal NHL Net, CBC, RDS
Thu Apr 24 7 ET Tampa CNBC, CBC, RDS
Sun Apr 27 TBD Montreal NBCSM, CBC, RDS
Tue Apr 29 TBD Tampa TBD, CBC, RDS
Series2
Date Time Site Television Rating Collection
Wed Apr sixteen 7:30 ET Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 19 7 ET Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC
Mon. Apr 21 7 ET Columbus NBCSN, CBC
Wed. Apr 23 7 ET Columbus NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 26 TBD Pittsburgh TBD, CBC
Mon Apr 28 TBD Columbus TBD, CBC
Wed Apr 30 TBD Pittsburgh TBD, CBC
Series2
Date Time Web site Tv Score Series
Thu Apr 17 7 ET New York CNBC, TSN
Sun Apr 20 Noon ET New York NBC, TSN
Tue Apr 22 8 ET Philadelphia CNBC, TSN
Fri Apr 25 7 ET Philadelphia CNBC, TSN
Solar Apr 27 Noon ET New York NBC, TSN
Tue Apr 29 TBD Philadelphia TBD, TSN
Wed Apr 30 TBD New York TBD, TSN
Series2
Date Time Website Tv Rating Collection
Wed Apr sixteen 10 ET Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Fri Apr 18 10 ET Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Mon Apr 21 9:30 ET Dallas NBCSN, TSN
Wed. Apr 23 eight ET Dallas CNBC, TSN
Fri Apr 25 10:30 ET Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Sun Apr 27 TBD Dallas TBD, TSN
Tue Apr 29 TBD Anaheim TBD, TSN
Series2
Date Time Web site Tv Rating Sequence
Thu Apr 17 10:30 ET San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Sun Apr 20 10 ET San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Tue Apr 22 10 ET Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC
Thu Apr 24 10:30 ET Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 26 TBD San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Mon Apr 28 TBD Los Angeles TBD, CBC
Wed Apr 30 TBD San Jose TBD, CBC
Series2
Date Time Site Television Score Collection
Thu Apr 17 9:30 ET Denver CNBC, TSN
Sat Apr 19 9:30 ET Denver NBCSN, TSN
Mon. Apr 21 7 ET St. Paul NHL Web, TSN
Thu Apr 24 9:30 ET St. Paul CNBC, TSN
Sat Apr 26 TBD Denver TBD, TSN
Mon Apr 28 TBD St. Paul TBD, TSN
Wed Apr 30 TBD Denver TBD, TSN
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Date Time Website Tv Score Series
Thu Apr 17 eight ET St. Louis NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 19 three ET St. Louis NBC, CBC
Mon. Apr 21 eight:30 ET Chicago CNBC, CBC
Wed. Apr 23 9:30 ET Chicago NBCSN, CBC
Fri Apr 25 8 ET St. Louis NBCSN, CBC
Solar Apr 27 3 ET Chicago NBC, CBC
Tue Apr 29 TBD St. Louis TBD, CBC

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Curry makes history

 

Nobody has done what Curry has done on a basketball court. (USATSI)
No person has performed what Stephen Curry has done on a basketball courtroom. (USATSI)

 

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Last season, Stephen Curry did something we had never seen before. He hit 272 three-pointers in a single season, breaking Ray Allen's earlier report of 269. He achieved that by making a ridiculous forty five.3 p.c from downtown to set the document with the utmost effectivity.

While he didn't quite scorch the nets in the identical way we saw final season, Curry once again made history together with his exterior shooting. With 24 seconds left within the second quarter of an overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Golden State Warriors' star knocked down a three-pointer off of a Harrison Barnes pass to grow to be the first participant in NBA history to hit no less than 250 3-pointers in consecutive seasons.

Solely four gamers have made 250 three-pointers in a season. George McCloud and Dennis Scott did it in the 1995-ninety six season, after which Allen's report 269 makes happened as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics in 2005-06. McCloud and Scott's 3-point marks have a slight asterisk subsequent to their totals within the file books because it occurred in the course of the three-12 months stretch in which the NBA tried to spice up scoring by moving the line in to a fair 22 ft around the total arc.

Curry hasn't been as prolific this season as he was final season, however he's still managed to shoot 42.1 p.c from beyond the three-level line. His present total of 254 three-pointers has come on 602 attempts from beyond the arc. His 602 makes an attempt are the tenth most in a season, beating out his 600 attempts during his file-breaking season in 2012-thirteen. If Curry performs within the last two video games and holds to his common of seven.7 makes an attempt, he'll end with 617 makes an attempt on the season, which would transfer him to the seventh highest whole tried in a season in NBA history.

McCloud's 1995-96 season holds the attempts file with a ridiculous 678 tried.

Curry made 7-of-14 within the loss to the Blazers, but if he has two more video games comparable that, he may threaten to tie or break Allen's document once again. He is made eight 3-pointers or more in a sport six instances in his profession with three of those happening this season.

He's additionally the owner of probably the most three-pointers made by way of the first five years of a profession and it isn't even close. Curry's seven made 3-pointers Sunday night put him at 898 by means of his first five seasons (with two games to go). The following closest within the first 5 years of a career are Ben Gordon at 770 and Nick Van Exel at 750. Allen's complete by the first five seasons of his career was 699 and he is the present all-time chief 2,969.

If Curry is able to sustain his current pace, especially considering the elevated quantity we've seen the last two years, he would cross Allen's probably final profession complete within a decade.

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Kevin Ollie Gave a UConn Player a Celebratory Face Slap

Kevin Ollie slapped Terrence SamuelAfter UConn beat Iowa State tonight, head coach Kevin Ollie exited his sideline interview with recent TBL profile topic Allie LaForce and gave freshman guard Terrence Samuel a celebratory slap to the face. After which the other Huskies huddled around were like OH NO HE DIDN’T, and everybody appeared to stay happily ever after.

 

Chris Culliver Arrested For Hit and Run After Threatening a Witness With Brass Knuckles

chris culliver SF 49ers cornerback has some thoughts on gays

Chris Culliver, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback, was arrested on Friday in San Jose. Culliver was charged with hit and run and felony weapons possessions expenses following a collision with a bicyclist. An eyewitness followed Culliver and tried to nook him. That’s when Culliver obtained out of his automotive and threatened the eyewitness with brass knuckles and even clipped the witness’ automotive as he left.

In 2013 Culliver bravely got here out in opposition to the concept of a homosexual teammate, suggesting any gay players “stand up out of right here.”

 

Texas Relays: Rotich, Dalton, Vollmer win titles

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas-El Paso junior Anthony Rotich won the steeplechase at the Texas Relays on Thursday, finishing in 8 minutes, 38.68 seconds.

BYU senior Chase Dalton won the decathlon with 7,642 points. Arkansas’ Kevin Lazas was second at 7,592, and defending NCAA champion Johannes Hock of Texas followed at 7,753.

Kansas junior Lindsay Vollmer won the heptathlon with 5,625 points, 15 ahead of Penn State’s Brittney Howell. Vollmer had a 17-point lead entering the final event, the 800 meters, and the pair finished 0.15 seconds apart, with Vollmer holding onto her overall lead.

Florida’s Brittney Harrell was third with 5,620 points.

Baylor won the women’s 3,200 relay in 8:46.85, and Arkansas took the men’s race in 7:24.12.

Florida’s Kyle Strawn won the hammer with a toss of 218 feet, 4 inches.

Kansas’ Casey Brown and Rice’s Chris Brown shared the pole vault title after each cleared 18-0½.

Olympian Leo Manzano won the 800 invitational in 1:47.43, breaking his own meet record.

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Trial delayed as Pistorius expected to testify

PRETORIA, South Africa – The homicide trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the authorized consultants who will help the decide in reaching a verdict is sick, the decide said Friday.

Oscar Pistorius
The decide within the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has delayed proceedings until April 7.

Decide Thokozile Masipa announced the delay in court docket, abruptly ending expectations that the double-amputee runner was about to testify about his fatal capturing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last 12 months.

"One among my assessors just isn't nicely, so this court docket is not correctly constituted," Masipa stated. "I counsel that we postpone this matter until the seventh of April."

Masipa has two assessors who sit on either side of her within the courtroom. South Africa does not have a jury system, and Masipa will deliver a verdict.

Pistorius faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated homicide for killing Steenkamp.

Protection legal professionals have been because of start their case Friday after 4 weeks of prosecution-led testimony.

Pistorius says he shot Steenkamp accidentally, mistaking her for an intruder in his residence and opening hearth by a closed bathroom door in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013. Prosecutors say he killed her after an argument.

 

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Report: USF kills coaching deal with Masiello

South Florida has rescinded a five-12 months provide to Manhattan's Steve Masiello to become their subsequent coach after a search agency found a previously undetected discrepancy in his background test, The Tampa Tribune has reported, citing a supply near the search.

Masiello, 36, regarded by many as one of the high younger coaches in the country, had agreed to the deal leaving solely financial details to be worked out, according to The Tribune.

Steve Masiello

South Florida has rescinded a five-yr provide to Manhattan's Steve Masiello to develop into their subsequent coach on account of his background test, The Tampa Tribune has reported.

The newspaper reported the contract was believed to be worth greater than $1 million per season.

It wasn't clear if Masiello was eligible to return to Manhattan within the wake of the deal falling via or what it was specifically that Eastman & Beaudine, a Texas-primarily based search agency, found within the background check.

Masiello and Manhattan were coming off an in depth loss to defending national champion Louisville and Rick Pitino in the second spherical of the NCAA match.

Masiello, who had a 60-39 record in three seasons at Manhattan, played at Kentucky and had been an assistant to Pitino at Louisville.

He hoped to take over a South Florida program that went 12-20 in its inaugural season in the American Athletic Convention. The Bulls have finished 3-15 in league play each of the previous two seasons.

Former Bulls coach Stan Heath took the group to the NCAA tournament two years in the past and obtained an extension, but the college bought out the remaining $1.5 million on his contract and had hired Eastman & Beaudine for $60,000 to find his substitute.

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Navy’s McKamey dies in coma after collapsing

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy football player Will McKamey, who was hospitalized after collapsing at observe three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19.

The Naval Academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore together with his family by his aspect.

"We are all so very heartbroken by the dying of Midshipman Will McKamey," Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Mike Miller stated in an announcement. "That is devastating news for his household, his classmates, his teammates and the entire Naval Academy household. We provide our deepest condolences to Will's household, associates and shipmates within the wake of this tragedy."

NavyWe offer our deepest condolences to Will's household, friends and shipmates within the wake of this tragedy.

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Vice Adm. Mike Miller

McKamey collapsed during spring practice Saturday and was airlifted to the Shock Trauma Heart.

Earlier this week, McKamey's family said in an announcement released by means of the varsity that their son didn't maintain "a nasty hit or unusual or extreme contact" in that follow.

"The Navy coaches have poured by way of the films of observe and seen nothing greater than Will carrying the football normally, doing what he truly loves," the household said.

McKamey's father, Randy, a high school football coach at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, posted on Twitter that his son underwent surgery Saturday to alleviate strain on the mind.

Will McKamey performed for his father and ran for more than 2,000 yards as a senior at Grace Christian in 2012. He suffered a head harm during a game late within the season that triggered him to be hospitalized.

His family mentioned he had been cleared to renew taking part in football after seeing four neurosurgeons and undergoing a number of CAT scans and MRI exams.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound McKamey did not play in a recreation last season. He was an oceanography major in third Firm at the Naval Academy.

"Throughout this most difficult of occasions, firstly, our prayers and thoughts turn to Randy, Kara and their stunning family," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo mentioned. "Our deepest and most sincere condolences exit to their whole household and pals. As our Navy football household mourns the loss of one in every of our brothers, we additionally rejoice and honor his life. He loved his family, his friends and his teammates. The Brotherhood loves you! Preserve the ball 'excessive and tight' in Heaven."

Navy mentioned funeral preparations are pending.

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Shaq is subject of open assault investigation

Shaquille O'Neal is the subject of an open assault investigation by police in Atlanta after an incident his lawyer described as "horseplay" in which a co-worker was injured last yr.

No charges have been filed by native police over the occasion, which in keeping with a police report is alleged to have occurred Could 9 and first reported to police July 2.

Shaquille O'Neal

No fees have been filed towards Shaquille O'Neal over an occasion that according to a police report is alleged to have occurred last Could and first reported to authorities two months later.

In line with Robert Williams, a co-employee of O'Neal's at Turner Studios, for whom O'Neal is an NBA analyst, the 15-time All-Star "ran out of a room and hit me with a tackle punch to the again knocking me down and falling on prime of me injuring my neck and again," the police report says.

Williams said Turner Safety was made aware of the incident inside a day.

"The investigation was initially dealt with by the zone and as that investigation deepened, it was transferred (to) the advanced case squad," Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon stated, in response to WSB TV in Atlanta. "On the conclusion of their investigation, we'll have their findings and we'll go forth from there, whether or not fees shall be filed, whether it (will) be reviewed by the DA's Office."

O'Neal's attorney, Dennis Roach, mentioned in statement sent to the local ABC affiliate that the incident "was nothing more than horseplay. No one supposed for anybody to get injured."

Williams' legal professional countered that assertion along with his personal, denying the state of affairs was the result of horseplay.

"We perceive that the physical attack by Shaquille O'Neal upon Mr. Robert Williams is under felony investigation," Williams' attorney mentioned in a press release to WSB. "Mr. Williams is presently recovering after surgical procedure.

"However, he does state, emphatically, that the permanent accidents he obtained weren't the results of participation in any form of 'horseplay.' "

O'Neal retired in 2011 after a 19-yr career with the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Warmth. He also played for the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.

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Pistorius trial: Expert describes cell usage

PRETORIA, South Africa – Reeva Steenkamp related to the Internet on her cellular phone hours before Oscar Pistorius killed her, and the connection was nonetheless working mechanically hours after her death, an skilled from the South African police testified Tuesday at the athlete’s murder trial.

Capt. Francois Moller, who downloaded information from the cell telephones of each Pistorius and his girlfriend, said Steenkamp made an Internet connection just before 9 p.m. on Feb. thirteen, 2013, and the connection lasted for more than eleven hours, presumably because social media applications have been nonetheless open. Pistorius fatally shot her about six hours later via a closed toilet door in his house.

“If an utility shouldn’t be closed, it can keep it up working,” Moller stated.

Protection lawyer Barry Roux also indicated that Steenkamp’s phone could not have been manually utilized by anybody for your entire interval cited by Moller, saying: “It does not mean that it’s human interplay.”

Pistorius fatally shot Steenkamp in his dwelling the early hours of Valentine’s Day, and Moller’s extraction of information also shed light on what appeared to be a frantic collection of phone calls created from considered one of Pistorius’ cellular telephones after the killing. They embrace a call to the administrator of the housing property the place Pistorius lived at 3:19 a.m. on Feb. 14, a call a minute later to an ambulance service and a name a minute after that to the housing property safety.

The telephone that was used for those and different calls was only handed over to police 11 days later, Moller stated.

Moller stated says he obtained more than 1,000 message exchanges between Pistorius and Steenkamp on their phones. Moller stated he acquired as evidence two BlackBerry telephones, two iPhones, two iPads and a Mac computer from Pistorius’ home the day after Steenkamp was shot to demise

Prosecutors allege Pistorius killed Steenkamp after an argument. Pistorius says he killed her by chance, mistaking her for an intruder in his home.

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Buccaneers wideout Williams stabbed at his home

Mike Williams is due in court on Feb. 24. (USATSI)
Mike Williams was stabbed on Sunday afternoon, police confirmed. (USATSI)

Buccaneers wideout Mike Williams, who’s spent this offseason operating afoul of his neighbors and the law, was stabbed in his dwelling on Sunday and is currently at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to WSTV that Williams was stabbed within the thigh and receiving medical care. Williams brother is the first suspect within the stabbing.

The Hillsborough spokeswoman would not release the brother’s title but said that police are on the lookout for him on Sunday night after the Sunday afternoon stabbing.

Williams 2013 season ended early due to a torn hamstring but his offseason since has gone much worse.

The broad receiver, who recently signed to an enormous six-year, $40 million contract, is dealing with trespass and felony mischief prices.

His neighbors have since complained that Williams threw loud home parties and no less than one neighbor stated they “despise” him.

New coach Lovie Smith was not joyful about Williams latest habits when talking at the 2014 NFL Mix.

“There’s a sample here and it’s disturbing,” Smith stated. “No one is bigger than this football crew. He has to know that.

“Have I been disappointed in Mike Williams? Of course, there’s a typical. We’re simply not going to put up with it, irrespective of who it’s. It’s a must to be good on the sphere and off the sphere. Easy as that. And if you happen to’re not doing what you need to do one or the opposite, you may have issues and that is where Mike has to deal with a few issues.”

Williams just lately pled not responsible to the charges.

“We are conscious of the scenario that occurred on the residence of Mike Williams and are working with him and the authorities to get additional information,” the assertion learn. “Whereas we have restricted data presently, our main concern is for the protection and properly carry of all involved. We’ll chorus from additional comment till we can get a better understanding of the scenario.”

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