Everybody is talking about IU graduate Yogi Farrell. For the start of this year’s NBA season he was playing in the NBA Developmental League. Farrell was drafted by the New York Knicks but was recently traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Due to injuries on the Maverick roster, Yogi was called up with a 10-day mini-contract.This mini-contract was suddenly changed to a 2-year deal after Farrell poured in 33 points in one of his early games. The diminitive Farrell was believed to be too small to play in the NBA, but when you are quick and can shoot you can play basketball no matter what the league is. It is hard for a Purdue graduate to talk positively about IU athletes, but Yogi Farrell is definitely the real thing!
A judge says that a confession made by 35-year-old Rafaelle Alessandra Carbalho Sousa will be allowed at trial.Sousa is accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a dumpster in suburban Boca Raton last year, a Palm Beach County judge says.Judge Kirk Volker ruled that the confession made will be allowed at trial.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Sousa told investigators she delivered a baby girl on May 8, 2019, then wrapped the newborn in a plastic bag and put her in a dumpster at an apartment complex near Boca Entrada Blvd.Sousa’s lawyers wanted her confession to PBSO detectives thrown out, arguing that Sousa was not read her Miranda rights properly before speaking with detectives.Prosecutors argued it wasn’t necessary to give Sousa her Miranda rights at the time.Sousa has pleaded not guilty to attempted felony murder and child abuse.
Retiring Dragons co-captain Ben Creagh was named on Tuesday but will not play, with Joel Thompson to start in the back row. Tyson Frizell is also out, replaced by Will Matthews in the starting side. Tim Lafai and Luciano Leilua join the final bench.For the Knights, Tyler Randell is out, with Jaelen Feeney named to start at hooker and Josh King dropping off the extended bench named on TuesdaySt George Illawarra Dragons 1 Josh Dugan2 Kurt Mann3 Euan Aitken4 Taane Milne5 Jason Nightingale6 Gareth Widdop (c)7 Benji Marshall8 Leeson Ah Mau9 Mitch Rein10 Mike Cooper14 Joel Thompson15 Will Matthews13 Jack de BelinInterchange 16 Jacob Host17 Jake Marketo20 Tim Lafai21 Luciano LeiluaCoach: Paul McGregorNewcastle Knights1 Jake Mamo2 Nathan Ross3 Dane Gagai4 Peter Mata’utia5 Brendan Elliot6 Jarrod Mullen7 Trent Hodkinson (c)8 Daniel Saifiti19 Jaelen Feeney10 Jacob Saifiti11 Sione Mata’utia12 Mitchell Barnett13 Jeremy Smith (c)Interchange 14 Dylan Phythian15 Pat Mata’utia16 Korbin Sims17 Sam MataoraCoach: Nathan Brown