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If prosecutors do not challenge the finding, he will be involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital. By Shayna Jacobs / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 4, 2013, 2:11 AM Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady was allegedly confronted at her Manhattan apartment in August. Related Stories A homeless nut accused of stalking Miss USA 2013 at her swanky Manhattan apartment has been found unfit for trial by court doctors. Lanre Orimabogunje, 28, allegedly accosted stunner Erin Brady on Aug. 5. I’ve been tracking you since you were born … I have GPS. You wear an invisible crown, he allegedly told her before trying to touch her head. RELATED: MISS USAS STALKER ARRESTED AT BROOKLYN HOMELESS SHELTER Orimabogunje was arrested at a Brooklyn shelter after the creepy encounter. Prosecutors asked for an adjournment Thursday to decide whether theyll challenge the fitness finding. If there is no challenge, or if prosecutors bring one and lose, Orimabogunje will be involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital. He was charged with stalking, harassment and trespassing and would face up to a year in jail on the top count.

USA Boxing swings at Mike Tyson

This has been a lifelong dream of mine, one that I wasnt so sure I would accomplish, but now that it has happened its really surreal and Im ready to go. Miss USA, here I come, Niedenfuer said. It feels really incredible. Its a great feeling to see all of your hard work finally pay off, she added. Im looking forward to getting started right away and really making a difference in the Tennessee community. Miss Tennessee USA first runner-up was Miss Greater Tennessee Kristen Rose. Second runner-up was Miss Williamson County Lauren Tangard, third runner-up was Miss Southern Tennessee Derin Grissom and fourth runner-up was Sarah Stonier. Miss River Queen Sarah Gross made it into the top 15 semi-finalists. Miss Tennessee Teen USA Forty-six young women competed in the Miss Tennessee Teen USA, with the winner being 15-year-old Miss East Tennessee Morgan Moseley. I am in complete disbelief. I never thought that this would happen, but I am so grateful. I cant believe it, Moseley said.

(Darryl Dyck / Associated Press / August 24, 2013) Also By Jim Peltz October 5, 2013, 5:35 p.m. Before the Galaxy can win its third consecutive Major League Soccer championship, the team first has to get into the playoffs. With four games left in the regular season, that’s by no means guaranteed. Unable to build any momentum in recent games, the Galaxy finds itself in a logjam in the MLS Western Conference, with eight of its nine teams still in playoff contention. The top five teams in the standings after the regular season make the playoffs, and the only club that’s not in contention is last-place Chivas USA (6-17-8), which the Galaxy plays Sunday at StubHub Center. Entering Saturday’s play, the Galaxy (13-11-6) was tied with the Colorado Rapids for fourth place with 45 points. That was only six points behind the two teams tied for first place, Real Salt Lake and the Seattle Sounders, and four points behind the third-place Portland Timbers. And the San Jose Earthquakes , Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Dallas were five points or less behind the Galaxy and Colorado. With a win worth three points to each club, the standings could change quickly in the next few weeks. As Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Sarvas told the team’s website last week, “We have to get points because we’re very close to [playoff] heaven and yet very close to hell.” This will be the Galaxy’s third and final game of the regular season against Chivas USA whose home venue also is StubHub Center in what’s dubbed the SuperClasico series. The Galaxy is the designated home team for this 2 p.m. game (televised on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and UniMas, and carried on AM radio at 1150 and 1330). After a 3-0 win over San Jose on Aug.

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“Mike, USA Boxing does not have the funds to compete with your offers,” the letter said. “If you have money and would like to assist these young athletes and the sport, you should donate for athlete stipends to support the training of these boxers and help your country regain its prominence on the medal stand. Please do not take them from us. If they win a medal for their country, you can always sign them to professional contracts at that time.” Tyson did not immediately return a phone call, and publicist Joann Mignano said he would not be commenting. Mignano confirmed, though, that Iron Mike Promotions signed Florida fighter Erickson Lubin on Tuesday, his 18th birthday. Lubin is a two-time Junior Olympic national champion and won the 152-pound division at the National Golden Gloves this year. In his USA Boxing bio, he said his goals were to win a gold medal at the Olympics, turn pro and win every title possible. “We want to be competitive and we want to increase our overall performance in the Olympic Games,” said USA Boxing executive director Anthony Bartkowski. “This is a new strategy of trying to make sure our Olympic-aged athletes are not poached by promoters. In the past, USA Boxing was passive and just accepted it.” Tyson isn’t the only promoter trying to lure amateurs to the pros. Last month, DiBella Entertainment said it signed highly touted 17-year-old Junior “Sugar Boy” Younan of New York to a contract and said he would make his pro debut in late October or early November, after he turned 18. Boxing promoters have long trolled the amateur ranks looking for talent, especially in recent years as the lure of Olympic gold has faded for many fighters. Winning in the Olympics was once a guaranteed way to make millions, but as U.S. Olympic boxing teams have faded so have the prospects for Olympic fighters.