Jets Select USC’s DT Leonard Williams With 6th Overall Pick In NFL Draft

Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:

 FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets added another big playmaker to its formidable defensive line.

The Jets selected Southern California defensive tackle Leonard Williams with the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Williams will team with fellow first-rounders Muhammad Wilkerson (2011) and Sheldon Richardson (2013) on new coach Todd Bowles’ front line.

New general manager Mike Maccagnan had said he would talk to the teams ahead and after the Jets about possible trade scenarios, but New York stayed put and took a player whom many considered the best overall talent in the draft.

“He was too good a value for us to pass on,” Maccagnan said.

The selection marked the sixth straight season the Jets have taken a defensive player with their first pick.

It’s also the fifth time the Jets had the sixth overall pick, and first since they took…

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Victoria Azarenka advances to second round of Miami Open, beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa

Originally posted on canada.com:

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Two-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka easily advanced to the second round Wednesday, beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-1, 6-3.

The 36th-ranked Azarenka, the 2009 and 2011 winner from Belarus, is playing in Miami for the first time since 2012. She missed the 2013 tournament with a right ankle injury and sat out last year with a left foot injury.

“It’s been unfortunate the last couple of years for me, but I love this tournament,” said Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion. “I’m just looking forward to build my momentum here again and try to play as many matches as possible.”

The left foot injury plagued Azarenka throughout last season, limiting her to nine tournaments. This year, she reached the Doha final in February.

Azarenka took a 4-1 lead in the first set before Soler-Espinosa held serve in the fifth game. In the second set, Azarenka…

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Hit-Boy “Automatically” Video

Originally posted on Rosecrans Ave.:

Hit-Boy (the rapper) is back! Trapping out of the grocery store! Takes me back to me first job when I use to chill in the freezer eating cheez whiz and text while hiding from my supervisors. But this is MUCH more interesting than that! Watch as Hit-Boy parades through the Supermarket and the rest of the strip-mall and does bad shit.

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First US Penny Sells For Nearly $1.18M In Baltimore Auction

Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:

BALTIMORE (AP) — The first U.S. penny has sold for nearly $1.18 million at a Baltimore auction.

Auction host Stack’s Bowers Galleries says the 1792 Birch cent, the first American one-cent coin, was sold to a rare coin dealer on Thursday night at the Convention Center.

The coin was struck months after the cent denomination was first authorized was coined as a trial. It is considered the second finest in existence and hadn’t sold at auction since 1959.

An 1861 Confederate half dollar, one of four known specimens, also sold at the auction, fetching $646,250. A 1792 Silver Center cent, designed by Thomas Jefferson, sold for $499,375.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Brook Lopez scores 34, Nets hold off Hornets 91-88

Originally posted on New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brook Lopez had 34 points and 10 rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets handed the slumping Charlotte Hornets their fifth loss in their last six games, 91-88 on Wednesday night.

The 7-foot center came into the game on a tear, having scored at least 26 points in each of his last three games, including 31 on Monday night against Boston.

Deron Williams had 10 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds for the Nets, who have won five of their last seven.

Nets forward Thaddeus Young left the game late in the third quarter with a hyperextended knee and did not return. Team officials said X-rays were negative and he will be re-evaluated on Thursday.

Gerald Henderson and Al Jefferson each had 23 points for the Hornets.

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Jimmy Henchman Gets Second Life Sentence For Murder

Originally posted on HOT 104.1:

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Jimmy Henchman, who is currently serving life in prison for drug trafficking, was just sentenced to a second life sentence for the murder of a gang member in 2009.

According to the New York Post, Jimmy Henchman (whose real name is James Rosemond) paid Brian “Slim” McCleod to kill Bloods member Lowell Fletcher because he was affiliated with G-Unit, Rosemond’s rival.

It all started when Tony Yayo threatened Rosemond’s son, who was 14 at the time, and flashed his gun at him for wearing another rival’s shirt. Rosemond swore he would get revenge, and he did. He paid McCleod “with a slab of cocaine worth $30,000″ to handle the deed.

Judge Colleen McMahon called Rosemond’s crimes “heinous” but lamented to the 50-year-old that “there’s nothing I can do to alter your fate.”

In 2008, Rosemond also confessed to shooting Tupac in 1994 but…

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