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Park officials in Rochelle expect to meet in special session in the near future to discuss their options in hiring a new executive director. Eric Christensen resigned from the position last week as his final day on the job was Thursday. Christensen had been executive director for the park district for over 4 years. He was hired in March of 2012. Park board president Roger Bunger told Newstalk 1...read more
Colin Kaepernick says he will continue to boycott the US national anthem during National Football League games as a protest over the treatment of blacks in America. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback is refusing to stand while the Star-Spangled Banner is played prior to the opening kickoff of pre-season games. "Yes, I'll continue to sit," Kaepernick told the US media on Sunday.
* Reed beats Grillo, O'Hair by one * Secures fifth PGA Tour victory * Goes to top of playoff standings (Adds more details, quotes) NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Patrick Reed ended a frustrating run when he survived two late bogeys to clinch a one-stroke victory at The Barclays on Sunday. Reed carded a closing 70 to finish on nine-under 275 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale on New York's Long Island. Fellow American Sean O'Hair (66) and Argentine Emiliano Grillo (69) were joint second on eight-under.
Aug 29 (Gracenote) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Danny Willett (Britain) 3168940 2. (2) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 3130447 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 2487204 4. (4) Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 1804178 5. (5) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 1693329 6. (6) Branden Grace (South Africa) 1684680 7. (7) Chris Wood (Britain) 1600862 8. (8) Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 1374435 9. (9) Lee Westwood (Britain) 1244310 10. (12) Martin Kaymer (Germany) 1153017 11. (10) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 1122072 12. (11) Alexander Noren (Sweden) 1096738 13. (24) Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 1060909 14. ...
Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn closed with a 12-foot birdie putt to easily win the Canadian Women's Open by four strokes and post her fifth victory of 2016. The 20-year-old Ariya entered the final round with a two-shot lead and never wavered as she stormed to victory on the Priddis Greens course in Calgary, Alberta. Ariya, of Bangkok, also kept her perfect 54-hole record intact as she has won each time she has led this year heading into the fourth round.
In a case that has emerged as a talking point in the U.S. presidential race, Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, are facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of Nykea Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, police said. Aldridge was hit when the suspects opened fire at the intended target, a driver of a car who told authorities he worked for Uber and was dropping off passengers. Darwin Sorrells was sentenced to six years in prison in 2013 on a gun charge but was "let out early," police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter on Sunday.
(Reuters) - Terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) were evacuated briefly late on Sunday after reports of gunfire that police later determined were incorrect, in the second recent false alarm at a major U.S. airport. At least two terminals were closed while security personnel checked them for anything suspicious, according to Officer Alicia Hernandez of the Los Angeles Police Department. An investigation was under way, Andy Neiman, head of media relations for the LAPD, said in a Twitter message.
St. John the Baptist Fire District Chief Spencer Chauvin was among those killed in the early morning crash after the chartered bus slammed into him as he tried to help victims of another accident, Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Melissa Matey told reporters at a news conference. The driver, who was unauthorized to drive a commercial vehicle, was in custody and would be booked on suspicion of negligent homicide, reckless driving and driving without a license, Matey said. The incident started when a speeding pickup truck spun out of control, bouncing from one side of the road to the other before coming to rest along the right lane and shoulder of Interstate 10 near the community of Laplace, about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of New Orleans, Matey said.