Summary Parity would abound (to some extent, at least), players would be perfectly valued when looking at their contracts and everyone would fit in flawlessly with the system and roster they're either joining or remaining in. When breaking down the best and the worst of the summer, a lot matters. Fit comes into play, as does the length of the deal and the money that will be paid out to the player in question over the course of the contract.
Summary Convicted killer Michael Ibrahim could soon be released from jail after he was granted another chance at parole. Justice Button further ordered the State Parole Authority to pay Ibrahim's $17,997 costs. The authority will now schedule a new hearing for the youngest member of the notorious Ibrahim family.
Summary Hobart Lord Mayor Damon Thomas has backed a new $25 entry fee for the Taste of Tasmania, saying it will allow the food festival to grow. "The Taste has always been outstanding, but now the bar's been lifted on it, so I guess this is the revenue that challenges us to match that and to really make it Australia's best food festival, and I guess that's the aspiration to take," he said. "It'll change the nature of the event to some degree, in that it will make people think ahead before they attend and go through the process of booking their tickets, but I don't think to the detriment of the event.
Summary GLASGOW: Nicol David won Malaysia's second gold of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday, crushing English world champion Laura Massaro 12-10, 11-2, 11-5 in a one-sided final which lasted just 44 minutes. India won a seventh gold medal of the games through Jitu Rai in the men's 50m pistol at Carnoustie on Scotland's east coast, while England's Dan Greaves topped the para-sport discus competition at Hampden Park. Star turn on the first full day of action in the famed football arena was Olympic champion Kirani James of Grenada as he progressed smoothly to the semi-finals of the men's 400m, winning his heat in 45.52 seconds.
Summary SALT LAKE CITY -- The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were involved in the 1995 attack. But unsatisfied by the FBI's previous explanations and citing the public importance of the tapes, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups has ordered the agency to explain why it can't find videos that are mentioned in evidence logs. Linda Vernon, a longtime FBI employee who became the point person for the collection of evidence after the bombing, said she is "completely confident" the agency has found every video of the bombing that exists.
Summary The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is a nicely styled and well- engineered mid-size two-row SUV that offers a nice range of premium features plus a very good ride for a competitive price relative to its performance and amenities. The Touareg Line-up for 2014 includes the Sport with a MSRP of $43,995 and powered by the 3.6-liter VR6 FSI gasoline engine only; Sport with Navigation added starts at $47,535 for the gasoline version and $51,035 for the TDI Clean Diesel; the Lux; R-Line (added for 2014) has a sportier look including 20-inch wheels and sport tuned suspension plus the R-Line distinctive accents. The R-Line MSRP is $54,115 and $57,615 for the gasoline and TDI respectively; the premium Executive is priced at $57,360 for the gasoline and $60,860 for the TDI model.
Summary The gift of life was more than Sam Te Kawa could have ever wished for on his birthday. After more than three years on dialysis - seven hours a day, three days a week - and more than a year of tests for Anne, Sam received the news in June that his wife was a tissue match and could donate her kidney. Sam, whose condition was hereditary, said he was beyond grateful to his wife for her gift.
Summary Byron Scott's back. Lin's productivity took a hit on account of his move into a bench role last season, though he still managed to put up 12.5 points and 4.1 assists while posting career-high percentages from the field (.446) and from three (.358). And in the event the Lakers need Lin to start in a pinch, they can expect him to do as well as or better than the 14.2 points and 4.5 dimes he averaged in 33 starts with the Houston Rockets last season.
Summary LAGOS (Reuters) - The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital on Monday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case of the highly-infectious disease in Africa's most populous country. The WHO said that in the past week, its regional director for Africa, Luis Sambo, had been on a fact-finding mission to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which have 1,201 confirmed, suspected and probable cases among them. "He observed that the outbreak is beyond each national health sector alone and urged the governments of the affected countries to mobilize and involve all sectors, including civil society and communities, in the response," the WHO said.
Summary Schneiderlin and Rodriguez could follow Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Calum Chambers and Rickie Lambert out the door. Pair could link up with former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham. New boss Ronald Koeman has signed Dusan Tadic joining from FC Twente before Graziano Pelle arrived from his former club Feyenoord. Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are understood to be close to linking-up with former manager Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham as Southampton's summer sale continues.
Summary We've seen LED-powered parkour and even cat parkour (a.k.a. " purr-kour "), but now, a new video takes viewers to the streets of Paris to show us how Assassin's Creed would look in real life. Emulating the four-man team shown in the latest version of the game, Assassin's Creed Unity , convincingly costumed freerunners chase two 18th-century French soldiers through the city in almost exactly the same way they would in the game.
Summary On Monday, the Hometown, Ill., Police Department announced that the police officer who fatally shot a family's young dog in front of a child, has been terminated. On 7/25/14 Police Dispatch received a phone call (recorded call on file) from the dog owners home that their dog a 16 month shepard/pit mix (sic) was loose and requested the Police to watch out for the dog.The Officer located the dog in the area and followed it back to its home. The Officer reports while attempting to coax the dog back into the house the dog turned, growled and approached him in a threatening manner.
Summary Finally, after months of noise and nonsense, the saga of disgraced Donald Sterling and his Los Angeles Clippers appears to have reached its end. Judge Michael Levanas ruled Monday against Sterling's bid to block the sale of the Clippers by his estranged wife Shelly, clearing the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Summary Dunga has a lot of thoughts on Neymar, who didn't even play when Brazil got thumped by Germany. Yeah, this is totally a thing Dunga would say, but Brazil got crushed on their home soil (without Neymar, mind you) and we're talking hair dye?. "Neymar appears with a cap or without a cap. It should be [a Brazil cap]. We should be talking about what happens on the field."