Run DMC Suing Walmart and Amazon for $50 Million

first_imgNew York hip-hop legends RUN-DMC have filed a lawsuit against corporate retail giants Walmart and Amazon for $50 million, according to a report by TMZ.  The group claims that the two companies are selling various merchandise products with their famous logo illegally, and have been for years.The lawsuit goes as far to say both companies have worked in collusion with other companies (who are also part of the lawsuit) for years to sell, advertise, manufacture, and distribute products such as hats, t-shirts, glasses and other various items with the RUN-DMC logo, which the group claims is extremely valuable.If they win the lawsuit, it really would be Christmas in Hollis.[via TMZ]last_img read more

MBB : Suero’s 29 points lead Albany to win over Brown in NIT Season Tip-Off

first_img Comments Gerardo Suero was exhausted and hunched over. Hands on his knees, the sweat was dripping down the Albany guard’s brow as his coach gave him instructions.After the big game Suero had, though, it wasn’t surprising he was spent by the final buzzer. He left all his energy on the court in the Great Danes’ opening-round game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.‘When I first sit down, man, I saw heaven,’ Suero said. ‘I was so tired.’The junior guard had every right to be. Recovering from the flu, Suero’s 29-point performance led Albany as it topped Brown 77-68 in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off inside a barren Carrier Dome on Monday. Suero was involved in a little bit of everything, adding nine rebounds, three assists and three steals to keep the Great Danes in the lead the entire game, even when Brown was charging late in the second half.Near the end of the second half, Brown cut its deficit to just five points after getting hot from 3-point range. So when Albany needed a lift to close out the game, Suero provided just that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSuero drove to the lane and went up against multiple defenders challenging the shot, making a layup to put Albany up 71-64. Soon after, Suero again displayed his aggressive offensive mentality by hitting another contested layup, giving the Great Danes a 73-66 advantage with less than a minute to play in the game.He then brought aggression to Albany’s defense to close the win out. He pulled down his ninth rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Brown’s Jean Harris, all but ending the Bears’ late game run.‘Gerardo is an unbelievable talent, and he’s very hard to guard,’ UA head coach Will Brown said. ‘He’s just going to continue to get better, but he’s a terrific talent, and he’s going to have a great year for us.’Suero displayed that talent from the start, driving to the basket when he had the ball in his hands. From the first bucket of the game, Suero continued to attack the hole, getting most of his points on layups. He finished the first half with 14 points, going an efficient 5-of-6 from the field.As a result, Albany took a controlling 41-29 lead into the locker room.‘I’m more of a driver than anything,’ Suero said. ‘I can shoot, but to me, I can get to the lane easy, so I don’t look too much to shoot because I can get just to the basket.’Albany was fortunate Suero’s hot first half provided a cushion. Brown finally picked up its offensive production after a less-than-stellar shooting first half.The Bears hit 8-of-16 shots from beyond the arc in the second half, with junior guard Matt Sullivan leading the charge. He nearly matched Suero’s big game, finishing with 26 points including five 3s.Defense is still something all of Albany’s players, including Suero, need to improve on, Brown said. But what offset the Danes’ second-half defensive struggles was Suero’s consistent scoring.Logan Aronhalt was Albany’s second-best player, scoring 19 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Aronhalt said Suero has shown he can be a closer for Albany early on in his Danes career, after playing his first two years at the junior college level.Suero also scored 17 in his Albany debut against then-No. 10 Pittsburgh on Friday.‘There were certain times where we were struggling to score and we needed a bucket just to get that last bit of momentum to finish the game, and he brought that for us,’ Aronhalt said.And Suero is still learning the American style of basketball. Coming from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Suero has only played stateside for a few years.But Suero’s Dominican basketball roots may help Albany with its next opponent.The 2-3 zone that he’ll likely see against No. 5 Syracuse on Tuesday night is the defense he’s used to attacking.‘I joked with him after. I said, ‘Are you ready for Syracuse’s 2-3 zone?’ Do they play that in the Dominican Republic?” Brown said. ‘He looked at me and said, ‘Coach, that’s all we play in the Dominican Republic.”[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Later, Sooners: Trojans win NCAA title

first_imgThe No. 1 seeded USC men’s tennis team secured the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship in dramatic fashion Tuesday against the No. 2 seeded Oklahoma Sooners at Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia.  The Trojans, who lost the doubles point and fell behind early 2-0, charged back with the one-two punch of senior Ray Sarmiento and junior Yannick Hanfmann to pick up the championship, 4-2.Back on top – The USC men’s tennis team clinched their fifth NCAA title in six years Tuesday in Athens, Georgia. — Photo courtesy of Sports InformationSophomore Max de Vroome clinched the final point for the Trojans against Sooner Andrew Harris. The Netherlands native played an aggressive third set, approaching the net often and pushing Harris—and the Sooners’ national title hopes—against the wall.  In the final game of final set with de Vroome up three championship points, the Trojan sophomore showed signs of nerves in the face of massive pressure. On consecutive points, De Vroome hit two shots long from the baseline to put Harris in a position to force deuce. De Vroome recalled the moment in a postgame press conference.“There’s so much going through your mind, but seeing your teammates and the coaches next to your court, they help you through. There’s no way I could have done it without them,” de Vroome said. “It’s just fighting for them.”With the weight of a trophy squarely on his shoulders, the 6-foot-5 sophomore calmed himself at 40-30 and returned to the formula that had allowed him to dominate the third set: he served up a monster and approached the net, neutralizing Harris’ equally strong return with a lethal backhand volley down the ad side line to stun the 53rd-ranked Sooner and clinch the championship. The horns of the Trojan Marching Band blared “Conquest” into the warm evening air at Dan Magill Tennis Complex as De Vroome was mobbed by his exuberant teammates.The championship did not come easy for the Trojans, who got off to a shaky start by losing the doubles point. In singles play, junior Roberto Quiroz suffered a tough loss to Oklahoma’s Dane Webb in line three, 6-1, 6-2 to give the Sooners a 2-0 lead. The Trojans’ fortunes would quickly change, however, as junior Yannick Hanfmann dismantled the No. 5 ranked player in the nation, opponent Guillermo Alcorta on line one, 7-5, 6-2, and Sarmiento wrapped up business on line two with a 6-4, 7-6(4) victory over No. 7 ranked Axel Alvarez.Sarmiento began his match down 1-3 in the first set as Alvarez launched an offensive incorporating some brilliant shot making and improvisation.“I dug myself a pretty big hole there at the beginning,” Sarmiento said. “But since day one coach has emphasized leaving it all out there on the court. Whatever happens, happens, I’m just competing my butt off.”And something happened — Sarmiento raged back, stringing together multiple sets and service breaks to stun Alvarez 6-4 in the first set. The senior captain’s exceptional balance and footwork was on display throughout the final round, and as the match wore on, Alvarez looked at a loss as to how to compete with Sarmiento’s composure and devastatingly accurate shots.Junior Eric Johnson put the Trojans up 3-2 with his 6-1, 7-6 victory at line five. The clinching match was a race between senior Michael Grant at line six, who held a 4-2 advantage in the third set of his match against Alex Ghilea, and sophomore de Vroome at line four.Tuesday’s victory also marked USC head coach Peter Smith’s fifth NCAA title with the Trojans, his first four coming in a historic “four-peat” from 2009 to 2012. Smith, the 2012 ITA National Coach of the Year, was complimentary of the Oklahoma Sooners and their coach John Roddick, who on Tuesday was named the 2014 ITA National Coach of the Year.“We had all played these guys a couple times,” Smith said. “We knew exactly who they were. Let me tell you something; John Roddick and Oklahoma Sooners were a class act out there.”USC’s title was also a milestone for the Trojan family at large: it was the 100th NCAA team title for USC’s athletic program. The Trojans’ 84 Division I men’s team titles are the most in the nation.UPDATE: Due to publishing deadlines, an abridged version of this article ran in the print edition of the Summer Trojan.last_img read more

PACE Management and O’Hara the right fit

first_imgTop international athlete management firm, PACE Sports Management, has revealed that new recruit, Jamaica’s Michael O’Hara, fits well into their philosophy of working with the best current and upcoming athletes, and tipped the ace youth sprinter to go on to become a world beater. PACE’s confirmation follows last Wednesday’s announcement that the teen had signed a professional long-term contract with German sports apparel manufacturer, Puma, and PACE Sports Management, respectively. PACE is headed by Ricky Simms and Marion Steininger. It currently works with some of track and field’s biggest names, including six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt. The firm has been instrumental in developing the iconic Jamaican into a global superstar, on and off the track. “PACE Sports Management likes to work with the top talents in track and field, and Michael (O’Hara) is certainly one of the world’s top young sprint talents,” Simms told The Sunday Gleaner. “We will now aim to help him make the transition to professional over the next few years,” he added, while noting that no pressure will be on the teenager to prove his worth too quickly. golden boy O’Hara is a recent ISSA/ GraceKennedy Boys Championships golden boy, with four gold medals from this year’s staging. He is also a 2013 World Youth 200 metres champion. He will be working alongside legendary sprint coach Glen Mills and Bolt’s personal manager, Nugent Walker. “He (O’Hara) will be under no immediate pressure. The next few years are about his progression and build-up to peak at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games,” Simms stressed. Simms, also a worldwide commercial and competition agent, added: “We are happy to welcome Michael to PACE Sports Management. He has been very successful so far in his career at the school, youth and junior levels.” O’Hara said he does not know how soon he will begin working with Racers Track Club. “I can’t say how soon I will start working with Racers, but I am very elated. I mean, it is a dream come true, so I am happy,” he underlined, while referring other questions to his management team. Other Olympic and World Champions stars from PACE include Britain’s Mo Farah, Christine Ohuruogu and Phillips Idowu, and Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot.last_img read more

Fatal logging truck accident near Chetwynd

first_imgIn the late afternoon of Thursday November 7, 2013, the Chetwynd RCMP were called to the scene where a logging truck had rolled off the roadway and into a river, killing the driver.The driver of the truck was pinned under the cab in the water and was unable to be saved.  The logging company and Chetwynd RCMP worked through the night and remained on scene.Large equipment is being brought in to remove the logs and truck in order for members to recover the driver from the water.- Advertisement -The name of the driver is being with held at this time pending notification of next of kin.The BC Coroner’s Service and WorkSafe BC continue to work with the Chetwynd RCMP as the investigation into the crash continues.last_img read more