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Huge 6ft 4in ONE-ARMED high school basketball star Hansel Enmanuel confirms college team after turning down multiple offers

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Hansel Enmanuel Will Travel To Northwestern State, Louisiana For His College Basketball Game

A huge ONE-HANDED basketball star has confirmed his collegiate team – after turning down multiple offers elsewhere.

Hansel Emmanuel rose to prominence after posting videos of himself playing streetball in his native Dominican Republic.


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The Teenager Had His Left Arm Amputated After A Wall Collapsed On It When He Was Six Years Old


The teenager had his left arm amputated after a wall collapsed on it when he was six years oldCredit: Alamy

And his successful high school career at Life Christian Academy in Kissimmee, Fla. has made his profile viral.

The guard averaged 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as he helped his team win the Central Florida Christian Academy state title.

Now Emmanuel is heading to Northwestern State in Louisiana for his college basketball, according to On3Sports.

But the report adds that he settled on Northwestern after turning down advances from Memphis, Tennessee State and Bethune-Cookman.

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The 6ft 4ins Ace was born in 2004 in the Dominican Republic.

However, at the age of six, a wall on his left arm collapsed and he had to be amputated just below the shoulder.

Emmanuel’s father, himself a former professional basketball player, initially feared his son would be injured if he played.

But Emmanuel refused to let the loss of an arm limit or hold him back and now has the full support of his family.

He showed off his skills in the Drew League for BB4L and has amassed a whopping 1.5 million Instagram followers.

And the teenager has already proved popular with brands too – he’s signed a £1million name, image and likeness deal with Banreservas and is also sponsored by Gatorade.

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Huge 6ft 4in ONE-ARMED high school basketball star Hansel Enmanuel confirms college team after turning down multiple offers



Carlos Correa’s younger sister meets favorite baseball player, Shohei Ohtani, as part of “perfect birthday”

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Carlos Correa’s Younger Sister Meets Favorite Baseball Player, Shohei Ohtani, As Part Of “Perfect Birthday”

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Leibysand Correa’s wish for her 13th birthday was to meet her role model, the man who inspired her to pick up a new language, the one she considers her favorite baseball player — above her brother, one of the sport’s biggest stars.

That would be Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani, and while the timing didn’t quite work out last year, Carlos Correa was able to help fulfill his sister’s birthday wish one year later. Leibysand Correa celebrated her 14th birthday on Saturday at Angel Stadium, meeting Ohtani before the game, during which both her brother and Ohtani homered.

“I feel like it was the perfect birthday for her,” the Twins shortstop said. “ … I’m sure she will remember this one for a long time and I’m very appreciative of Ohtani taking his time to take a picture with her because I know how busy he is, and I know everyone wants a piece of Ohtani. He’s the biggest superstar in this sport, so for him to go out of his way and give her a couple minutes of his time, to me that means the world.”

Ohtani emerged from the Angels’ clubhouse hours before Saturday’s game, meeting with Carlos, Leibysand and their parents, whose trip in Carlos covered. Ohtani signed her bright red Angels jersey and snapped some pictures with the family.

Leibysand, who Carlos said has been studying Japanese for three years, even spoke a couple sentences to Ohtani in his native language.

“I know she’s been working hard on her Japanese and it was a fun moment,” Correa said. “I was very happy with that. That made my heart very happy.”

Correa said his younger sister has developed an interest in East Asian culture over the recent years. She loves K-pop and often recruits him to do karaoke with her when he’s at home. When Ohtani broke into the league, “she was just in love with him.”

And as a result, Correa said, she watches all of Ohtani’s starts and catches all of his highlights.

While her brother had a nice day at the plate on her birthday — he finished the day 2-for-2 with a home run, pointing up toward his family as he neared home plate, and reached base five times — Correa said there was no question whose home run his younger sister enjoyed more.

“She’s obsessed with him and that makes me very happy because he’s a great role model,” Correa said. “He’s a guy that obviously is making history every single night and he’s just a great role model to have, so for her to look up to a guy like him, it’s good.”

And while Leibysand was able to keep her composure around her role model, the emotions of a dream come true all came spilling out when he left. Correa said he suspected meeting Ohtani was probably “the best moment,” of 14-year-old Leibysand’s life.

“She was bawling,” Correa said of Leibysand after meeting Ohtani. “She flooded the hall with her tears.”

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US citizens among 8 injured in attack in Jerusalem’s Old City

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Us Citizens Among 8 Injured In Attack In Jerusalem'S Old City
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JERUSALEM — Eight people were injured, including US citizens, in a suspected Palestinian gun attack on a bus near Jerusalem’s Western Wall in the Old City early Sunday, Israeli police and medics said.

The alleged shooter turned on himself and his gun hours after fleeing the scene and sparking a massive manhuntaccording to Israeli Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai.

Tom Nides, the US ambassador to Israel, said he was “deeply saddened to confirm that Americans were injured in this attack”.

“I have spoken with the families and will keep them in my prayers,” he said. in a statement on Twitter.

Both Nides and the US Bureau of Palestinian Affairs said in statements on Sunday that they strongly condemned what they described as a “terrorist attack”.

A spokesperson for the US Embassy in Jerusalem declined to provide further details about the victims, citing confidentiality concerns. They spoke on condition of anonymity in accordance with embassy protocol.

The shooting comes less than a week after Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip reached a tentative truce to end days of fighting that left at least 47 Palestinians dead in the blockaded enclave, and amid of an ongoing Israeli crackdown in the occupied West Bank following the violence. broke out there this spring.

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On Tuesday, Israeli security forces using shoulder-launched missiles killed three suspected Palestinian militants in the crowded West Bank city of Nablus.

Sunday’s attack in Jerusalem occurred around 1:30 a.m. local time at two locations near the entrance to the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites.

A gunman opened fire on a bus and vehicles near a parking lot, then ran into the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan, according to Israeli police.

Israel’s Emergency Medical Service said it treated people with gunshot wounds at the scene and seven people were hospitalized.

Two of the injured were in critical condition, including a pregnant woman who was shot in the abdomen and underwent emergency labor, Israeli media reported.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid condemned the attack on Sunday and warned that “all who seek our harm must know that they will pay a price for any harm done to our civilians.”

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) said she was working with the State Department amid reports that state residents were among the injured.

“I am horrified by the terrorist attack in Jerusalem and by the news that a family of New Yorkers has been affected,” she tweeted.

No Palestinian group claimed responsibility for the attack, and Israeli police did not immediately release further details about the suspected shooter.

A spokesman for Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, hailed the “heroic operation” against “the arrogance of occupation soldiers and extremist settlers”.

US-backed peace plans since the 1990s have called for a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Israel claims Jerusalem as its undivided capital, which most of the international community rejects.

The country is gearing up for another round of elections, its fifth in less than four years, in which security, along with economic issues, are usually the main concerns of voters.

Violence in Israel had subsided somewhat since the spring, when at least 19 people in several towns were killed in a series of Palestinian attacks with guns, knives and a vehicle. Since then, Israeli forces have carried out near-night raids on West Bank communities and killed dozens of Palestinians.

Among the dead this spring was Palestinian-American Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran Al Jazeera reporter who was killed in May while covering clashes in the Palestinian city of Jenin. The Washington Post and other mainstream media concluded that Israeli forces likely fired the shot that killed Abu Akleh, who was far from any fighting.

Israel said its own investigation found the source of the bullet was inconclusive, but that its soldiers did not deliberately shoot Abu Akleh. A US investigation released in June said the shots likely came from Israeli forces but concluded they were likely unintentional, angering Abu Akleh’s family.

Steve Hendrix contributed to this report.


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Mets take another series win, crush Phillies 6-0

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Mets Take Another Series Win, Crush Phillies 6-0

This time last week, the Mets had just wrapped up four wins in a five-game series with the Braves.

After this weekend in the sun, facing a different playoff hopeful in the National League East, the Mets won another series while holding the Phillies to two total runs.

The Mets’ 6-0 win in Sunday’s rubber match was their second straight shutout of their I-95 rivals. For the first time in the series, the Mets’ hitters matched their mates on the mound, bashing ten hits and inflicting the type of damage that Zack Wheeler hadn’t experienced in a month.

Wheeler, the Phillies’ hurler and ex-Met (who probably should have won the Cy Young last season), had allowed five earned runs total in his last four starts. The Mets only needed four innings to match that total on Sunday.

The third batter Wheeler faced broke a franchise record. Francisco Lindor’s dying quail into right field scored Brandon Nimmo, who missed a leadoff home run by six inches and had to settle for a double. The RBI for Lindor put him at 82 on the season, breaking Jose Reyes’ single season mark for a shortstop. Lindor’s reemergence is one of the myriad reasons why the Mets are also going to flirt with the club’s record for single-season wins. But the fourth inning was truly indicative of the team they’ve become in Buck Showalter’s first season.

With two outs in the inning, Pete Alonso lounging at second base after rocketing a double down the left field line, Mark Canha fell in an 0-2 hole. The third pitch was a tough slider at the knees, but Canha fought it off for a foul. Wheeler’s next pitch was center cut and Canha, not trying to do too much, shot it to the opposite field for a two-out, two-strike RBI.

That’s nothing too exciting or notable on its own, but what followed was a pure distillation of what it means to be a Met in 2022. Not wanting to let the inning die, Luis Guillorme jumped on the first pitch of his plate appearance and produced an RBI single of his own.

Jeff McNeil pumped the bellows next, working a walk to keep the line moving, putting runners at first and second for James McCann. He seemed to be in full swing mode for this fourth-inning opportunity, hacking at a first-pitch sinker that wasn’t even a strike. The inside pitch became another base hit.

As Guillorme scored easily, Phillies’ center fielder Brandon Marsh lazily tossed the ball back into second. Reading the play the whole way, McNeil noticed the lackadaisical effort and decided to sprint home from third base. The Phillies appeared a bit flustered, and though their throw to the plate beat McNeil, catcher J.T. Realmuto couldn’t corral it. That’s how McNeil ended up scoring from first on a single, how the Mets strung together four straight base runners with two outs, how they put this game away, and, in many ways, how they’ve made their bones all summer.

One more run off Wheeler came in the sixth. Daniel Vogelbach, the Mets’ clown prince of milkshakes, padded the lead with a home run off of Wheeler that left the bat at 107.9 miles per hour, and the Citi Field crowd rose to its feet at the speed of sound for the lefty who has quickly become integral part of the squad.

If there’s anything troubling the Mets recently it’s their minor muscle issues. Eduardo Escobar has been at war with his oblique since Friday, and on a day where he was held out of the lineup to rest it, he had to come off the bench to cover another injury. Guillorme’s left groin didn’t agree with him when he ran home on that McCann single. He appeared to pull up a bit right as he was crossing the plate, and a few innings later with Escobar playing third base in his stead, the team announced that Guillorme exited with left groin tightness. He will undergo imaging on Monday to assess the problem.

Chris Bassitt steered the Mets through five innings, then his bullpen notched four innings to complete the shutout. If the Mets repeat this performance next weekend in Philadelphia, it may also put a Vogelbach-sized dent in the Phillies’ playoff hopes.


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Browns All-Pro Joel Bitonio Doesn’t Care About Deshaun Watson’s Boos: ‘Cleveland vs. the World’

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Browns All-Pro Joel Bitonio Doesn'T Care About Deshaun Watson'S Boos: 'Cleveland Vs. The World'

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Deshaun Watson and the Cleveland Browns were booed when they took to the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night in their preseason opener.

For veteran offensive lineman Joel Bitonio, he doesn’t read too much into it. Bitonio said Saturday he expects the same wherever the team travels this season.


Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is shown during the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 12, 2022, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
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“It seems that more than ever, [it’s] Cleveland against the world, so we’ll be ready for that,” he said via the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

Watson made his first appearance in any type of NFL game since Jan. 3, 2021. He requested a trade from the Houston Texans after the 2020 season, then was hit with two dozen civil lawsuits accusing him of of sexual assault. A disciplinary officer assigned to investigate Watson’s case recommended a six-game suspension for the quarterback, but the NFL decided to appeal the case.


Cleveland Browns' Joel Bitonio, Center, Blocks Teammate Tommy Togiai (93) During Browns Training Camp At Crosscountry Mortgage Campus On August 9, 2022 In Berea, Ohio.

Cleveland Browns’ Joel Bitonio, center, blocks teammate Tommy Togiai (93) during Browns training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on August 9, 2022 in Berea, Ohio.
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Watson was shaky in the Browns’ 24-13 win over the Jaguars. He was 1 for 5 with seven passing yards.

Bitonio, who was All-Pro and Pro Bowler in 2021, said he doesn’t think being booed rattles Watson.

“No, I think you expect that. …. Coming into any game I’ve been to has been loud, it’s been boos the first time you come out of the series anyway. I don’t think not that it shook him,” he said. .

“I’m sure in every stadium we go to we’ll be booed. I don’t know if it’s going to get any worse. I think people are tired of booing, you know? But I’m sure every time that ‘he comes out there, there’s going to be kind of a hoot to start the game, and we’ll go from there.”

Joel Bitonio (75) And Deshaun Watson (4) Of The Cleveland Browns Warm Up During The Browns' Mandatory Minicamp At Crosscountry Mortgage Campus On June 14, 2022 In Berea, Ohio.

Joel Bitonio (75) and Deshaun Watson (4) of the Cleveland Browns warm up during the Browns’ mandatory minicamp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on June 14, 2022 in Berea, Ohio.
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Watson faces a one-season suspension if the NFL wins its appeal of the initial six-game ban.


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Lynx’s season, and Sylvia Fowles’ career, end in Connecticut

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Lynx’s Season, And Sylvia Fowles’ Career, End In Connecticut

For the first time in a dozen years, the Minnesota Lynx will not participate in the WNBA postseason.

And an all-time great has played her final game.

In a must-win situation, the Lynx again started slowly Sunday, showed flashes of being playoff-worthy, and nearly rallied from a large deficit, but fell 90-83 in Connecticut.

Unfortunately for the Lynx going forward — and the WNBA as a whole — the Hall of Fame career of center Sylvia Fowles is over.

In her 408th game, Fowles finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds for her WNBA-best 193rd career double-double. The future mortician finished her 15-year career with 4,006 boards — 2,874 defensive — and is the first player in league history to surpass 4,000 career rebounds. Her 62.9 percent field-goal percentage is the league’s all-time best.

Pulled with 43.2 seconds left to a standing ovation, Fowles received a lengthy embrace from coach Cheryl Reeve and more hugs from her teammates.

A fighter to the end, it was hard for Fowles at the moment to grasp the much-deserved reception.

“I was annoyed with myself because I had a (bad) three quarters and I felt like I did them a disservice, and so I was just a little frustrated and emotional at the same time,” Fowles said.

Yet she couldn’t avoid the chance to tell her teammates how appreciative she is of them. The same for her coach.

“Cheryl has been everything I needed to be successful, and I’m grateful for that,” Fowles said.

Reeve had to compose herself a couple of times postgame.

“There will never be another Sylvia Fowles. … It’s the way she did it, the love that she has for not just people, that’s her state, but the love that she has for the organization, and the love for me. Life without Sylvia Fowles is going to suck. Big time. She’ll be in my life, no doubt about it, but we’ll never get to share the battles, the side eye that she gives me.

“… Maybe she’ll miss me pushing. Maybe. I don’t know,” Reeve said as fighting back tears turned to a chuckle.

The game played out as so many have for 14-22 Minnesota in 2022: an awful start, a second-half rally to get back in the contest but ultimately coming up just short.

Much like Friday’s home debacle against Seattle, the Lynx were sloppy in the first quarter, making just 6 of 20 shots, turning the ball over five times and falling behind 28-14.

Down by 17 entering the fourth quarter, Aerial Powers scored 11 of her 22 points, and Minnesota used a 17-3 run to get within 80-76 with 3:20 left.

That stretch was largely against Connecticut reserves. The Sun (25-11), who are a league-best 12-3 since the all-star break and entered the game locked into the No. 3 seed for the postseason, scored six of the next eight points with their starters back in to secure the win.

A bright spot for Minnesota was Lindsay Allen.

She scored a career-high 26 points and shot 6 of 7 from outside the arc. She was 2-for-7 from long-range and had 34 points combined in her first eight games since signing with the Lynx July 21.

“It’s really frustrating, especially when you’re with a group you care about so much and you want to succeed and you want to do it with them together. But I’m proud of our fight, proud that we came back,” Allen said.

The latter describes the season as a whole.

On June 19, the Lynx were 3-13 with questions aplenty about seemingly all aspects of the team. But an 11-8 second-half surge entering Sunday put the Lynx in position for postseason play.

Reeve gives a lot of credit for that to Fowles, the unquestioned leader of the Lynx whose perspective, rosy outlook and patience were much needed.

“I might’ve been pissy as a person,” Reeve said. “Syl found a way … she’s got a hell of a lot more love in her body than most of us.”

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JK Rowling Receives Death Threats for Salman Rushdie Attack Tweet

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Jk Rowling Receives Death Threats For Salman Rushdie Attack Tweet

By PTI August 14, 2022, 4:06 PM STI (Update)


Author JK Rowling, best known for the ‘Harry Potter’ fantasy book series, has received a death threat on Twitter after condemning the attack on fellow British writer Salman Rushdie. Rushdie, who faced Islamist death threats for years after writing ‘The Satanic Verses,’ was stabbed by a 24-year-old New Jersey resident identified as Hadi Matar, a Lebanese-American national, on stage Friday as it was featured at a Chautauqua Institution literary event in western New York. Rowling, who has previously come under fire for her comments about transgender people, shared a tweet on Friday expressing her horror at the attempt on the life of 75-year-old Rushdie.

Author JK Rowling, best known for the ‘Harry Potter’ fantasy book series, has received a death threat on Twitter after condemning the attack on fellow British writer Salman Rushdie.

Rushdie, who faced Islamist death threats for years after writing ‘The Satanic Verses’, was stabbed by a 24-year-old New Jersey resident identified as Hadi Matar, the Lebanese-American national, on stage Friday as it was featured at a Chautauqua Institution literary event in western New York.

Rowling, who has previously come under fire for her comments about transgender people, shared a tweet expressing her horror at the attempted murder of Rushdie, 75, on Friday.

“Horrifying news. I’m feeling very sick right now. May he be well,” she posted. One user commented on this post saying, “Don’t worry, you’re next.” He previously described Matar as a “revolutionary Shia fighter”.

Rowling shared the screenshot of that comment on Saturday and took to Twitter to take notice. She later confirmed that the police were now involved.

“To everyone sending messages of support: thank you. The police are involved (they were involved in other threats before),” Rowling wrote. The author then shared a screenshot of Twitter’s comments after flagging the comment, which stated that there were “no violations of Twitter rules in the content you reported”.

Warner Bros. Discovery, the media conglomerate that owns Warner Bros., the studio behind the “Harry Potter” film franchise, condemned the threats against Rowling in a statement to Deadline.

“Warner Bros. Discovery strongly condemns the threats made against JK Rowling. We stand with her and all authors, storytellers and creators who bravely express their creativity and opinions. WBD believes in free speech, peaceful speech and supporting of those who offer their points of view in the public space.

“Our hearts go out to Sir Salman Rushdie and his family following the senseless act of violence in New York. Society strongly condemns any form of threat, violence or intimidation where opinions, beliefs and thoughts may differ “, the company said in a statement.

Mumbai-born Rushdie, who was hospitalized with serious injuries, was taken off a ventilator and able to speak a day after being stabbed.

The author’s injuries include three stab wounds to the right side of the front of the neck, four stab wounds to the stomach, a puncture to the right eye and chest and a laceration to the right thigh, according to Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason. Schmidt. Matar was charged with attempted murder and assault in Rushdie’s stabbing, and he pleaded not guilty.


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