New York Police: Bikers Stomped On Suv Driver

New York Red Bulls question controversial PK call in draw vs. New England Revolution

That sequence rejuvenated the Revolution’s offense, which looked slow and listless until that point. Heaps encouraged the offensive momentum by substituting Soares off for Dimitry Imbongo, a forward, in the 76th minute and then swapping Agudelo for Jerry Bengston. But despite those changes and a renewed offense, the Revolution didn’t create another scoring chance until their goal in the 86th minute. First, Sene’s cross connected with the shoulder of New York’s Jamison Olave in the penalty area, causing referee Fotis Bazakos to award a penalty kick. Then, Nguyen converted from the spot, firing the ball into the lower right corner of the net past a diving Robles, who almost saved the shot. What ensued was perhaps that most exciting, end-to-end final minutes of an MLS game this season. Moments after Nguyen leveled the score, Dorman was shown a straight red card for a late slide tackle, with studs exposed, on New York’s Eric Alexander. Next, Henry went alone on Reis in the 89th minute, but had his low drive stopped by the New England goalkeeper. The Revolution made Reis’ save count, as they marched down the field and scored the go-ahead goal. Fagundez stripped New York’s David Carney of possession in the 90th minute just outside the penalty area, ran in alone on Robles, and then fired a shot into the net for his team-leading 12th goal of the season and the 2-1 lead. “Well, when we came in here we said that we needed to pressure them,” explained Fagundez. “We knew we were down a man and we were looking for that win.

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Lien pulled to a stop, and angry bikers surrounded his vehicle, hitting it and spiking its tires, police said. Lien stepped on the gas, plowing into three more bikers, including Mieses, who was critically injured. One of the bikers, wearing a helmet camera caught the dust-up on video, which later in an edited version appeared on the Internet. It showed the Range Rover stopping at a later point with the biker gang still in pursuit. A man, who police say was Sims, got off his motorcycle and opened Lien’s door, police spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said Friday. Lien drove off with his door slightly open, but further down the road, traffic backed up, cutting off his path, and allowing the motorcyclists to corner him. A biker, who police identify as Chance, smashed the driver’s side window with his helmet. That’s where the video ended. Biker: SUV driver ‘was a maniac’ Afterward, some of the bikers dragged Lien from the vehicle and beat him, police said. His wife and daughter were unharmed. Cop among the bikers An off-duty New York police officer was riding with the bikers Sunday and saw much of the confrontation that ended with five injured. But he didn’t step in, an official said. He also didn’t tell his superiors about what happened until Wednesday, the source said.

New York City Opera Files for Bankruptcy

The patrons of the arts in New York City voted with their dollars and gave their money to other organizations, Gavin said in a phone interview before the bankruptcy was filed. Do we have too many operas? Probably. Christopher Koelsch, the chief executive officer of LA Opera in Los Angeles , said New York City Operas closing doesnt mean the biggest U.S. city cant support two operas. Such institutions must be flexible, vigilant and constantly making their case to their constituencies, he said. I would argue in a city of New Yorks size, cultural sophistication and resources that it would be possible to have two entirely vibrant and distinct opera companies, Koelsch said in a phone interview before the filing. The bankruptcy is a good time to pause and reflect on just how fragile some of these institutions are. Urgent Notice The company last week posted an urgent notice on its website seeking donations to help raise $20 million, including $7 million it said it needed by Sept. 30 for the current season. The remaining productions for this season were Johann Christian Bachs Endimione, Bela Bartoks Bluebeards Castle and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts The Marriage of Figaro, according to the website. The company sat out the 2008-09 season, while the New York State Theater (renamed for donor David Koch ) was renovated. In late 2008 and early 2009, the board of directors used $24 million from its endowment to meet payroll and other obligations and hasnt been able to repay it, according to the filing. City Operas endowment totaled $5.02 million for fiscal year 2012, down from $9 million a year earlier and $55 million several years ago, according to the filing.

You dont get fined and stuff, so thats way better. Said Petke: Theres a giant ball mark pretty much on his chest, well inside shoulder. I just told him to get it to the laundry mat to get that dirt off of there. You guys heard what I said right? Thats all I said. Theres a ball mark on his chest area. READ: Revs’ Heaps furious Farrell held out for final play Despite the controversial nature of the call, New York know they could have avoided such a game-altering scenario had they killed off the match earlier, and Cahill even sympathized with Bazakos despite labeling the penalty kick dubious. You have to work with the referees and the officials, Cahill said. When you watch the replay then he might think it hit his shoulder, but he doesnt get to see that straight away. He has to react at the heat of the moment and hes got [no] different angles. For us, its frustrating but it must be frustrating for him as well because there are so many situations that referees get put in, he added. We got a draw out of it. Franco Panizo covers the New York Red Bulls for MLSsoccer.com. He can be reached by email at Franco8813@gmail.com . Sports & Recreation Although injuries omitted Michael Bradley, Fabian Johnson and Clint Dempsey, the national team coach has otherwise named a full-strength squad.