All the News that Matters to Czabe for Monday, February 4, 2019:
Dateline: Bristol, CT
Rising Star Anchor Fired By the 4-Letter for Leaking Secrets?
ESPN has fired one of its most popular and versatile hosts for allegedly leaking confidential company information to the news media.The New York Post, citing “sources,” was the first to report that ESPN looked into the allegations and determined that Adnan Virk didn’t fully cooperate with the internal investigation.The Post reported, “Virk was escorted off the Bristol campus (on Friday). The specific nature of the information Virk chose to share is unknown at this time.” ESPN spokesperson Josh Krulewitz confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Sunday that Virk “no longer works at ESPN.”Virk, 40, joined ESPN in 2010 after working in various TV jobs in his native Canada
ICE Arrests Atlanta-based Rapper 21 Savage for Overstaying his Visa
Rapper 21 Savage was arrested early Sunday morning in metro Atlanta by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which said he is from the United Kingdom and overstayed his visa.The rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was taken into custody in a “targeted operation,” ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said in a statement.Abraham-Joseph, 26, has a felony conviction, Cox said, adding that deportation proceedings against the rapper will begin in federal immigration court.The artist was an “unlawfully present United Kingdom national” who entered the U.S. legally in 2005 on a visa that expired a year later, and he was convicted of felony drug charges in 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia, Cox said.His attorney, Dina LaPolt, said in a statement Sunday that she is working to get him released and “to clear up any misunderstandings.”
Dateline: Golf Rules Violations
Rickie Fowler “Victim” of Bizarre Rules Violation to Score Triple Bogey
Rickie Fowler, who started the day with a four-shot lead over Matt Kuchar, maintained that lead through 10 holes during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.He then extended it to five shots after a birdie on 10.But then a bizarre sequence struck on the 11th hole.After finding the right rough with his tee shot, Fowler’s second shot missed short and right of the green. He third shot, a pitch, rolled across the green and into a lake left and behind the green. He opted to drop from behind the green, near where the ball crossed into the penalty area.After dropping twice and having the ball roll back into the water, Fowler placed the ball on the short grass and prepared to play what would be his fifth shot. But after Fowler walked up to the green to survey his shot, his new ball rolled back several feet and into the water.