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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Robbers likely armed with a tree branch beat a homeless man so brutally that the victim suffered a fractured skull and possible internal injuries near downtown Riverhead over the weekend, authorities said.Riverhead Town Police officers responded to a report of a man found bleeding heavily from the head on the side of BP Gas Station on West Main Street shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, police said.Investigators found that the 33-year-old victim had been attacked on the nearby Long Island Rail Road tracks behind the Long Island Ice and Fuel Plant, where he was robbed of $400 cash, police said.Two or three assailants repeatedly struck him in the head with an unknown object that police suspect might be a tree branch, authorities said.He was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he was admitted to the critical care unit for treatment of his injuries.Riverhead town police detectives ask that anyone with information about the case call them at 631-727-4500 ext. 332.
“Chelsea is not easy,” the German said. “Do the Chelsea players not know any more how to play football? No, of course not. “They had brilliant moments in the games before, but they didn’t win often enough. “Like last year you know how Chelsea play: very good defence, very good structure and then big individual quality to finish individual situations. “You can talk about (Diego) Costa, Willian, Oscar, Ramires, (Nemanja) Matic – all these guys are great players with (Gary) Cahill and (John) Terry. “I am not sure it is easier to play Chelsea now than last year – why should it be? “Okay, being full of self-confidence maybe makes some things different, but to be wounded can make you stronger too. “They don’t feel life is as good as it could be and now they want to change it and that is big motivation. “But we are motivated too. We have to try something, we have to play – that is what I am looking forward to as it is my first time in the stadium. The defending Barclays Premier League champions are currently 15th, having lost half of their opening 10 matches, and boss Jose Mourinho is coming under increasing pressure with some erratic behaviour to match similar results. But Klopp is not falling for the ‘club in crisis’ talk and is wary of the threat they face on Saturday. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not believe Chelsea’s current troubles make it any easier visiting Stamford Bridge and warned of the dangers a “wounded” side can pose. “It is difficult to play against Chelsea but it is not impossible to win.” Mourinho is under pressure like never before and that has manifested itself in some major public outbursts against officialdom and the media. The Portuguese, already appealing a £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban for suggesting officials were “afraid” to award his side decisions following the defeat to Southampton on October 3, was this week charged with misconduct after being sent off at West Ham last weekend. But Klopp, who knows Mourinho from his Champions League encounters with Real Madrid when he was at Borussia Dortmund, insists his public persona is not a true representation of him as an individual. “When I was in Germany, sometimes we sent short messages (to each other),” he said. “From my side, I am full of respect for his work. I think if you are not a journalist or a referee he can be a nice guy, and I am not one of these so we have a good talk. “I like to meet people and he is a nice guy and he was really full of respect during the game. “He is emotional, I am emotional but we are full of enough respect after the whistle that normal life starts again and you can talk normally about things that happen and that is what we did. “Everything is okay with us, no problem.” Klopp also understands what Mourinho is going through as he experienced exactly the same in his final season at Dortmund when, this time last year, they were in the bottom three of the Bundesliga. “I am experienced in this! These things can happen. I am not close enough to Chelsea to know the reasons and I am not a journalist so I don’t have to think all day why things are like they are,” he added. “I am interested in the football Chelsea played the last weeks. I don’t know anything about his methods because I’ve never been in his training. “I don’t think anyone knows enough about my kind of work, it is always speculation, and I don’t know how he works. “We have to respect the quality of what Chelsea do.” The match has top billing this week, but Klopp tried to play down expectations. “It is a big match but in 15 years in football I’ve had some big matches,” he said. “I don’t read the newspapers so I don’t know what you think about this game but it wouldn’t change anything if I knew it because I am full of motivation to win games. “The better the opponent the more excited the world around us is. Maybe in history it was a great game – now it is ninth versus 15th. “We have a chance to improve our situation and that is what we want to do and I don’t think too much about the opponent.” Press Association
The Okanagan/Kootenay rink added a pair in the fifth to complete the rout.“Bob is reading the ice great,” Thomson said of his skip.“We just seem to be getting stronger and stronger. . ..””The loss in the middle of the week (6-4 to Al Roemer of Delta Thistle Curling Club) was probably the best thing that could’ve happened to us as it gave us a little reality check,” added Thomson, who got a chance to work on his game curling second for the Daniel Wenzek of Langley at the recent Canadian Direct Insurance Men’s Championships held in Nelson.Thomson was asked to spare after one of the rink’s players was unable to attend.Thomson & Company could be seeing a Kootenay rink on the opposition side of Sunday’s final as Myron Nichol of Castlegar looks to take the backdoor route to the final as he faces Craig Lepine of Langley in the Page Playoff 3-4 contest Saturday morning.Nichol and third Bill van Yzerloo of Castlegar, second Garry Beaudry of Nelson and lead Richard Faunt of Trail, finished in a four-way tie for second after round robin with a 4-3 record.The Nichol/Lepine winner advances to the Page Playoff semi final Saturday evening against Craig.The prize all rinks are after is a trip to represent BC at the Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships March 28 to April 2 in Digby, N.S. It’s so close the Bob Ursel rink can taste it.However, lead Fred Thomson of Nelson and Don Freschi have experienced this taste before — 2013 as members of the Tom Shypitka rink of Cranbrook in Tim Horton’s BC Senior Men’s Curling at Trail.Which is why the two Kootenay curlers will focus on the task at hand after the Ursel rink eased into Sunday’s final of the BC Senior Men’s Curling Championships by blasting Wes Craig of Victoria Friday in the Page Playoff 1-2 game at the Richmond Curling Club.“I lost provincial final couple years ago in Trail and didn’t like that feeling very much so hopefully we don’t have to repeat that feeling Sunday night and we can feel the joy,” Thomson said Saturday from Richmond.Friday the Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, second Don Freschi and lead Thomson rolled to the victory scoring in four of the five ends en route to the 8-1 victory.After scoring two with last rock in the first end, Ursel, finishing the round robin with a 6-1 record, added three in the third before stealing one in the fourth and two in the fifth ends.