Suspect in Stow beating case to remain in jail


Suspect in Stow beating case to remain in jail

June 3, 2011

GIANTS PAGE GIANTS VIDEO LOS ANGELES (AP) The man suspected of beating a San Francisco Giants fan into a coma at Dodger Stadium will remain jailed after a hearing with parole officials.Convicted felon Giovanni Ramirez had a hearing Friday at a Los Angeles jail to determine if he violated terms of his parole when he was arrested for the beating of Bryan Stow on March 31.The closed hearing looked at evidence to see whether Ramirez had committed assault with intent to great bodily injury or if he had been found in possession of a gun.Ramirez's attorney says the parole panel ordered Ramirez kept in jail, but that decision had nothing to do with the beating allegation.Police say they're still looking for a second attacker and a woman who drove their car.

Injury report: Raiders rule DT Stacy McGee out vs Buccaneers


Injury report: Raiders rule DT Stacy McGee out vs Buccaneers

BRADENTON, Fla. – Defensive tackle Stacy McGee was the best Raiders interior pass rusher this season. He has 2.5 sacks, just below Khalil Mack’s team-leading trio.

The Raiders haven’t gotten great pressure up the middle and must generate some without McGee on Sunday in Tampa Bay.

McGee was formally ruled out following Friday’s practice at IMG Academy, on the team’s official injury report.

He was the only player ruled out of Sunday’s game. Everyone else listed on the injury report was considered questionable. That list includes offensive tackles Menelik Watson and Vadal Alexander, special teams players Brynden Trawick (shoulder) and Taiwan Jones (knee) and receiver Andre Holmes.

The Raiders are fairly healthy for this stage in the season, though McGee will be missed.

“Stacy has been playing really good football for us,” head coach Jack Del Rio said. “He’s banged up this week. I think more likely next week for us with him. But yeah, next guy up. That’s what we do. So Darius Latham will play more, Denico (Autry) will play more, Big Dan (Williams) will play more. Those guys have to do their thing. We expect to play good defense and we know we got ourselves a challenge ahead.”

The interior defensive line has reinforcements on the way. Mario Edwards Jr. is inching closer to a return. The team brought him out to Florida this week, and while he hasn’t been seen during the open portions of practice, he is doing rehab work with trainers.

“He’s just on the side,” Del Rio said. “Until we get the clearance for him to join us in practice, he’ll continue with the trainers. .. They haven’t given him the green light, so he’ll continue to work with them until then.”

Raiders Status Report

DL Stacy McGee (knee)
RB Taiwan Jones (knee), OT Menelik Watson (calf), S Brynden Trawick (shoulder), WR Andre Holmes (hip), RT Vadal Alexander (ankle)

Buccaneers Status Report

RB Doug Martin (hamstring), DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring)
DE Robert Ayres (ankle), C Joe Hawley (ankle), DT Gerald McCoy (calf)

President Obama picks his NBA, Super Bowl champions

President Obama picks his NBA, Super Bowl champions

Barack Obama will not be the President of the United States when the NBA crowns its next champion in June.

But the commander-in-chief offered his opinion on who will hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy in 2017.

"I'm gonna go with the Warriors just because Durant, that addition, I think they got too much firepower," he told SiriusXM radio on Friday morning. "Although, they just got spanked in their first game so it will take them awhile to figure stuff out."

Yes, the Warriors did drop their opener to the Spurs on Tuesday night, 129-100.

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Golden State will be back on the hardwood on Friday night in New Orleans against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans.

The President also offered his prediction for the Super Bowl champion.

“Super Bowl is tougher, but I got to say at this point you’d have to put your money on (Tom) Brady again. I don’t see any real strong teams.

“Seattle and Patriots have a rematch, that’s my call.”