Called shot: LeBron’s fadeaway has Raptors endangered

first_imgMOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball playoffs second-round series Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)CLEVELAND — LeBron James has perfected a signature, soul-crushing shot that also seems to describe what’s happening again to the Toronto Raptors.The fadeaway.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ With cold-blooded precision, James worked the 24-second shot clock down to single digits before sinking one fadeaway after the next in Game 2 on Thursday night, each swish pushing the top-seeded team in the Eastern Conference closer to ending a season that was supposed to conclude differently.Instead, it’s a replay: another Raptors extinction is expected.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBack from LeBronto, as some have nicknamed Canada’s multi-cultural metropolis, James and the Cavaliers — featuring a rejuvenated Kevin Love — will host Game 3 on Saturday night. They look to tighten their stranglehold on a semifinal series that has gotten away from the Raptors.In the East’s other semifinal, the Philadelphia Sixers are trusting their process — and that Ben Simmons will shake off a horrible performance in Game 2 — before they fall into their own 3-0 hole against a Boston Celtics team that added a spectacular comeback to a season of overcoming long odds. Boston wiped out Philly’s 22-point lead on Thursday to open a 2-0 lead. James is 21-0 in playoff series in which he has held a 2-0 lead, and the 33-year-old seems intent on dispatching the Raptors for a third straight postseason and maybe get to his eighth straight Finals.“When he retires, that’s what you admire what he’s done,” said Toronto coach Dwane Casey. “Right now he’s the enemy and we’ve got to do a better job of not being part of history. We’ve got to make LeBron work harder for his catches and work harder for some of his possessions. You’ve got to live with something. Some of those shots are indefensible.”A closer look at Saturday’s games:CELTICS AT 76ERSBoston leads 2-0. Game 3, 5 p.m. EDT, ESPNNEED TO KNOWThe Sixers are headed back to the Wells Fargo Center where they won 30 regular-season games and two more in a first-round playoff series over Miami. Philly won a franchise-record 16 straight games to close the season, so a comeback isn’t totally out of reach. But history — and a Celtics team clicking — is working against the Sixers. Boston has won all 36 playoff series when it has a 2-0 lead.KEEP AN EYE ONSimmons. He was a leading contender for rookie of the year and a regular threat to notch a triple-double. But where was he in Game 2 when he failed to score a field goal for the first time? Simmons said he was “overthinking.” Perhaps his mind was racing from Boston’s physical defense, which kept him from driving to the basket and forced him into five turnovers.INJURY UPDATE Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Both teams are relatively healthy.PRESSURE IS ONDeRozan and Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. They’ve spent the past two years chasing and not catching James. The only way for the Raptors not to be considered pretenders again is for them to dethrone King James and they’re running out of time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jaylen Brown returned to the Celtics after sitting out the opener with a strained right hamstring. He came off the bench and played 25 minutes, scoring 13 points and grabbing four rebounds.PRESSURE IS ONSixers coach Brett Brown. The playoffs are about adjustments and he needs to make one to free Simmons from Boston’s defensive clutches. If Simmons continues to struggle, Brown may have to stick with backup point guard T.J. McConnell, who sparked the Sixers with eight points, five assists and two steals in 17 minutes of Game 2.RAPTORS AT CAVALIERSCleveland leads 2-0. Game 5, 8:30 p.m., ESPNNEED TO KNOWJames continues to ascend and astound. He’s averaging 34.4 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 41.7 minutes in his 13th postseason. He has led Cleveland in points and assists in 10 consecutive playoff games, tying Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for the longest such streak in postseason history.KEEP AN EYE ONToronto’s defense on James and Love, who scored 31 in Game 2. Casey has to try something new to slow down James because nothing is working. His ability to post up creates a dilemma: guard him with one player and he gets to the rim; double-team him and risk him finding an open teammate for an uncontested shot.The Raptors need to force some mistakes after the Cavs had a franchise playoff record-low three turnovers in Game 2.INJURY UPDATE Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding After Canelo fell out, Gennady Golovkin picks up Martirosyan LATEST STORIES For the Raptors, this is all so familiar, so painful.They insist that the magnificent James, who has won eight straight playoff games against the Raptors and eliminated Toronto from the past two postseasons, is not in their heads. That’s what the Raptors are saying; they might not believe it.After James dropped shots and jaws with 43 points on 28 shots with 14 assists and eight rebounds in Game 2, All-Star forward DeMar DeRozan insisted the Raptors will fight back.“It’s the first one to win four,” he said. “It’s not over.”History begs to differ.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Joe Baby on Ebola: “A Big Kill To Our Industry”

first_imgMovie star/director/producer Joseph C. Weah Jr., commonly known as ‘Joe Baby’, feels this whole deadly Ebola outbreak is as bad as it seems.”This whole thing on Ebola is actually confusing. Ebola is real and you can’t doubt the fact. What I think is happening in our society is the goverment is trying to play some game here too,” he stated.Joe Baby is known for roles in hit motion pictures including “A man’s heart”, “Cimplications”, “Prejudice”,  “Desperate hours”, “Lines of Deception” and a recent movie called “Justice Denied”.  He has also been utterly silent about his take on Ebola and how it has affected entertainment as a whole.“Its bad for us the entertainers because this Ebola outbreak has taken us back almost five to 10 years. Everything we’ve built up in the industry has gone back five years because now if any investor comes, they have to sit and observe the country to make sure it is totally eradicated. Ebola will send our job, country and whole economy backwards,” he says.LIB Life caught up with Joe Baby during a recent visit to 146 Block, a popular hangout spot for entertainers, a place where you can catch up and see all of your favorite stars. The Liberian movie heartthrob gave us his two cents about this whole Ebola outbreak.LIB LIFE: Joe Baby, Ebola is real. What have you been doing to keep safe?JOE BABY: Just taking precautions like how we have been. We the actors have paused every production, and we’re observing this whole Ebola stuff until we can get assurance that Ebola has left Liberia.LIB LIFE: You seem very unhappy, which is okay, because we all are.JOE BABY: To be honest, Ebola is a big kill to our industry; it has done a lot of damage. We tried to work a lot of deals with investors to come over, and because of Ebola being in the country, they say they can’t come. It’s too frustrating.LIB LIFE: Do you think there’s anything else we can make do other than keeping clean and away from people who have it?JOE BABY: We don’t have any power; we’re not the government and can’t make the last decision or the first. All you need to do is take the necessary measures in keeping it out.What we the entertainers are doing to affect the community positively is what we’ve been doing through entertainment all along. We’re trying to give people a future to become whatever they want to be in this industry, despite the Ebola outbreak. We did an all-star Ebola song involving almost all artists, producers and engineers to send our own message in our own way.LIB LIFE: Before I let you go, can you tell me your personal take on this deadly Ebola virus that has forced its way into our lives?JOE BABY: I personally observed that there’s some trick going on. I think this thing is far beyond Ebola.LIB LIFE: Does it have anything to do with the shooting death of the late Shaki Kamara?JOE BABY: I’m terribly hurt deeply by the killing of Shaki Kamara! I listen to disturbing the Peace on Hott FM and was deeply hurt when I heard a minister trying to defend his death. I can say that the whole world saw what happened and because of it, everyone’s eyes are now open at what happened. It’s a sensitive thing.LIB LIFE: You’re right. Why do you think this whole thing runs further then Ebola?JOE BABY: Ebola shouldn’t have anything to do with gun business, or security being on the Atlantic Ocean with arms. I mean, people being shot and the killing of a child was totally wrong. We all know what Ebola is about, we’ve all been aware. But I think this thing is far beyond Ebola.Ebola is Ebola, what we need to do is get the rightful people who are going to get the rightful stuff that will stop Ebola. Not to have gunmen depriving people of not coming this far and so on. You can quarantine a polluted area where the virus is, there’s a way to do it, but not the way people here with arms are going about it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President J.J. Roberts’ Exemplary Legacy

first_imgTwo young Liberians, Torli H. Krua and Joe Luamba, Jr., of the Association for Civic Education, did Liberians a great service last week in publishing in the Daily Observer newspaper their piece, “Liberia Since President J.J. Roberts.”Before getting into what they said about our First President, let us digress for a brief moment to suggest to the authors that they should prepare and present to the Ministry of Education a comprehensive and serious proposal for the re-introduction of CIVICS in the national school curriculum.Their J.J. Roberts piece was a compelling lesson in Civics, and a good start.  Their proposal to the Education Ministry should call for a retrospective view of Liberia before 1822, and reflections on the structure and administrative practices of Liberian traditional society–the role of the Town, Clan and Paramount Chiefs, the various Councils and how they maintained peace and order at the various levels.The most important point the young authors made about the First President was to recall his love for Liberian children. Yes, in his will, President Roberts bequeathed, for the establishment of “a perpetual foundation,” a US$10,000 Bond and the 102 acres of land bearing his Coffee Farm, to educate Liberian Children after his death in 1876.These assets attest that President Roberts was a hard working man, an entrepreneur and a visionary who looked down the corridor of time and knew that the nation’s future lay in the hands of its youth.Since President Roberts was a Methodist, he placed the Foundation in the hands of the Methodist Church (now United Methodist Church (UMC). The church set up a Board of Governors, which administers the Foundation and its scholarship program.   One of the eminent J.J. Roberts scholarship recipients is Kolahun, Lofa County-born Augustine Ngafuan, former Finance Minister, now   Minister of Foreign Affairs, R.L.It has been 136 years since the First Liberian President set  that wonderful example of love and commitment to the future of Liberia.  We have since had 22 former Presidents, several of whom, beginning with William V.S. Tubman, and continuing with William R. Tolbert, Samuel K. Doe and Charles Taylor, had much, much more money to play with personally.  It is sad to say that none of them–not even Tubman who was also a Methodist and who died in office leaving a will–thought to emulate President Roberts’ personal example.The two authors have lamented the lack of transparency in the handling of the First President’s will and called on government to institute a “commission of inquiry” into the will and its administration.  We think, however, that it is the UMC bishop whose   responsibility it is to open up the wil–not  to government scrutiny, because PresidentRoberts did not leave it in the hands of government.  He must have reckoned–and correctly–that had he done that, the government officials might have grabbed up the land for themselves, just as leading Episcopalians  did to church property  in Mamba Point.  The Methodist bishop should first, open up the will to the view of Methodists, and ensure that its administration is inclusive.The authors, Kruah and Luamba, in their piece, also lamented the continued concentration of power in the hands of the Liberian presidency, especially in her appointment of local officials–county superintendents, city mayors, etc.The Daily Observer  has written many editorials calling for the Governance Commission’s recommendations on the devolution of power to be enacted into law.  This would, at long last, put into effect the decentralization of government and empower the people to make decisions at the local level.On this question, however, both the presidency and the Legislature, for reasons no one can understand, are dragging their feet.We appeal, once again, to the Executive and Legislative branches of government to act expeditiously on this matter, which is critical to good governance and peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cartoon: December 29, 2015

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Telia Urey’s Letter to NEC Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya on Montserrado County District #15…

first_img– Advertisement – Cllr. Jerome KorkoyaChairmanNational Elections Commission9th Street SinkorMonrovia, LiberiaAugust 19, 2019Dear Chairman KorkoyaI write this letter of complaint to The Board of Commissioners regarding the electoral conflict, violence, and threats we are faced with in District 15 that have the propensity to breakdown the electoral process and threaten the peace and stability in the country. I am asking that this body takes action to protect our democracy and ensure that our elections are conducted in a free and fair manner.As I write this letter, twelve of our leaders and supporters in Logan Town have had to flee their homes since Thursday (including women with children) to seek refuge in hidden areas due to harassment and threats being made to them and their families by supporters of Abu Kamara. These cases have increased daily and has become alarming.On July 27th, our Headquarters was attacked by supporters of Abu Kamara. This came as a result of Kamara’s camp not following the route the Magistrate instructed them to follow for the closing rallies. After a meeting on July 26th, it was agreed how we would control movement to avoid conflicts. To our utmost surprise, CDC disregarded the agreement and lawlessly took over our route, leaving us stuck at our headquarters in fear of confrontation. While being barricaded by police, CDCians began stoning our Headquarters. These attacks were carried out for over 6 hours, leaving over 25 of our supporters injured on that day (Pictures and videos attached). Some of these victims were in very critical condition. Our headquarters was also destructed.On three separate occasions, I went out in communities in Logan Town and was harassed by Abu Kamara’s supporters. The last of these incidents was on Saturday, August 17, 2019, when I went to visit a Bishop at Kingdom Embassy Church. After leaving the meeting, I was followed by a group of men loyal to Abu Kamara. Speaking through megaphones, they began abusing us and making negative and provocative statements- that I am a stranger to Logan Town and not welcome in that community or anywhere in Logan Town. The harassers followed us and then begun throwing rocks and objects at us, forcing us to leave the community.While in a meeting at Hon. Kelvin Bayoh’s residence (one of the contestants in the ongoing Dist. 15 By-election) on August 19th, we were again attacked by CDCians. The building in which we were meeting was heavily vandalized and were held locked up in it for 2 hours. In that period, I was almost stabbed and perpetrators spilled gas around the building in an attempt to burn it down. As a result of their violent actions, I sustained several injuries. Mr. Momo Sambola, Vice Chairman of the All Liberian Party (ALP) was also wounded along with several other partisans and supporters. With the help of a resident, we were able to flee. This attack was a direct assassination attempt. In an attempt to evacuate, my vehicle was also attacked and severely damaged by these people. The attacks were so prevalent that scores of our people were again wounded. I have attached videos and pictures to this letter.The public comments and posture of CDCians are direct threats to our lives. They have maintained that they will make these areas inaccessible for me through violence. They have also threatened and intimidated my campaign team, instilling fear in them and sending some people into hiding. This is a direct ploy to keep us away from the polls for the re-run. We saw this happen at quarantined area Donald Karanas on election day.Their message about Abu Kamara owning Logan Town and me being a stranger has been adopted by extremists in their mix and has begun threatening the peace of our district. The reality is that out of the 47 centers that have been tallied for Logan Town, Abu Kamara has won 27 and I have won 20. Additionally, out of the total centers tallied, I have won 52 centers out of 94.Therefore, this is a divisive illusion meant to stir up hatred and division.The situation we are faced with in District 15 is a threat to our democracy and democratic processes. The level of electoral violence, instilling of fear, and harassment has made it impossible for residents of the district to freely associate with us, express themselves, and canvass for us around the district. It will also make it harder for everyone on election day. This is not a leveled playing field and has a damaging effect on our electoral activities. Moreover, it violates the basic democratic rights of residents.With this, we are asking NEC to immediately take action. We cannot freely campaign in the district with current injuries and threats to our lives. To strengthen democracy, further development, and ensure long-lasting peace and stability in Liberia, elections must be conducted with the highest degree of freedom and fairness. Only then can we say that the democratic rights of our citizens are respected and their will to have a leader who represents them and that they can hold accountable is truly respected. This is the foundation of the democratic principle of political equality and the only means to which our democracy is strengthened.Sincerely,Telia J. UreyCandidateDistrict 15Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pickell Park hopes for makeover

first_imgVoters are only allowed to vote once during this portion of the contest and the chance to vote closes on Aug.5.If selected into the final five, participants are required to create and submit a video showcasing their park and discuss the renovation plans.The contest will re-open on Sept. 14 for the general public to vote for the final five contestants. The voting will once again be done through Facebook, however, voters are allowed to vote once every 24 hours for whichever park they feel deserves to win. Voting for the final five contestants closes on Sept.28. The public’s vote could potentially help in renovating Pickell Park.The Fort St. John park is located at the intersection of 102 Ave. and 106 St. It is being entered in the Picnic Anywhere Project, a Canada wide contest which awards the grand prize winner a $100,000 park renovation and four runner ups a $10,000 prize for making improvements.- Advertisement -Participants explain why their designated park requires an upgrade so it can be an enjoyable location to have a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.Organizers would like to add a variety of attractions to the park, which would improve its overall layout. Such improvements would include a seating area with park benches, a type of shelter, flower beds, stable picnic tables and additional trees and playground equipment.The project is estimated to only take three months to complete and would commence in the spring of 2012 finishing by the summer season.Participants must submit a written letter explaining their case, as well as submit three pictures of the park. Submissions will then be posted on Facebook, where they will be open to the public to vote on.Advertisementlast_img read more

Golden Jags, Bajan Tridents champing at the bit for today’s encounter

first_imgBoth the Guyanese and Barbadian national football teams have expressed eagerness and readiness to get the CONCACAF Nations League started, as both see it as their next step on the long road to World Cup qualification.With neither team being intimidated by the opposition, and with each team predicting they will emerge victorious, football fans are in for an exciting,Golden Jaguars Captain Samuel Cox shakes it out with Bajan Tridents’ player Hayden Holliganexhilarating, and no-holds-barred clash at the Leonora Track and Field facility when the Golden Jaguars and the Bajan Tridents collide today in an encounter that can have only one winner.Speaking at a press briefing yesterday afternoon ahead of today’s encounter, newly appointed Golden Jaguars Coach Michael Johnson said he is positive, not only about the match, but about Guyana’s future in football.“What you’ll see tomorrow is a team that’s confident. This team is a very, very good team; it’s a team that has a lot of attacking flare, a lot of players that I believe if you release the shackles off, they could be a real threat. So I’m excited about tomorrow; but not only tomorrow, I’m excited about the long-term future,” Johnson has said.On a similar train of thought, Captain of the local team, Samuel Cox, spoke on how well the team has come to know each other owing to several training opportunities.“Our preparations have gone well thus far. We’ve had two solid weeks in Brazil, and the last four days have gone well. Of course we’ve got a nice blend of players now; we’ve got a good crop of young players. Everybody is excited and optimistic for tomorrow’s fixture against Barbados.”The Bajans, however, are certainly fancying their chances of being able to whip the Guyana side on their own turf and in front of their own Guyanese fans. They probably even think this feat can be achieved on any day in any Guyanese calendar.Technical Director of the Bajan Tridents, Ahmed Mohamed, revealed that the team has been banded together most of the time, and only three players (inclusive of the goalkeeper) are overseas players.Noting that the Tridents have played countries such as Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and St. Kitts in preparation for the League, Team Manager Martin Newton hinted at the possibility that the Bajans may also be familiar with the way the Guyanese team plays, because of their last encounter two years ago.“Despite we have not beaten Guyana, we still have 8 or 10 players that played in that match we drew against you back in Barbados. So despite the fact that we have a young team, it’s full of experience,” Newton said.When challenged about the 19 period that Barbados has not been able to defeat Guyana, Technical Director Ahmed Mohamed boldly stated that he is here to change that.“That was yesterday! We’re talking from today, and today is a different day. The reason why I’m here is to change that, so we will see that tomorrow night. We are ready for you guys. Something will happen, and something will change,” he declared.The Technical Director went on to disclose that the Tridents have been training together for the past two years, and have played enough matches to be adequately prepared and ready for the league.“That team that I have brings enough experience to deliver (a win) tomorrow night (today),” Mohamed predicted.The highly anticipated clash will go down at the Leonora Track and Field Facility from 19hrs this evening.Guyana has been grouped with Barbados, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Guiana and Belize, and will play host to Barbados and Belize in September 2018 and March 2019 respectively; while Turks and Caicos Islands and French Guiana will host Guyana in October and November 2018.last_img read more

Arsenal fined over Leicester ref rage

first_imgJamie Vardy converted the penalty to put Leicester 2-1 up and on course for victory in Arsenal’s penultimate game of the Premier League season on May 9.“Arsenal have been fined £20,000 after failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 75th minute against Leicester City on 9 May 2018,” an FA statement announced.“Arsenal admitted the charge but did not accept the standard penalty. An Independent Regulatory Commission subsequently ruled that the circumstances were not truly exceptional and the fine was applied.”Leicester’s first league win over Arsenal since 1994 came in Arsene Wenger’s second last game in charge of the Gunners.It was Arsenal’s seventh consecutive top-flight away defeat and Wenger, speaking after the match, said: “It’s a creative, imaginative aspect from the referee. We watched it again, it’s a nice dive but it’s not a penalty.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Furious Arsenal players surround referee Graham Scott © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Arsenal were fined Sh2.7mn (£20,000) by the Football Association on Tuesday for their players’ protests during a 3-1 defeat at Leicester.Gunners players were left incensed after referee Graham Scott gave Leicester a 75th-minute spot-kick for a foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Demarai Gray at the King Power Stadium.last_img read more

Arsenal transfer news: Gunners to get more defender delight, but dealt double striker blow?

first_imgArsene Wenger has already appeased the Arsenal faithful this January as he completed a deal to sign Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal.There may well be more good news on the way as rumours persist surrounding striker targets and, dare we say it, another defender to bolster their creaky backline, but just who are the men who could be on their way to the Emirates?talkSPORT brings you the latest above… 4 4 Arsenal to meet Jose Luis Gaya’s buy-out clause? Click again to see the latest news on another Spanish target’s future – Not content with landing one La Liga defender, Wenger is set to move for another before the end of the window. Valencia left-back Gaya is impressing in Spain and, with a £13.5m release clause, the Gunners could capitalise. 4 Koke won’t be leaving Atletico Madrid – Another La Liga star Arsenal have had interest in, Koke, will definitely not be finding his way to the Emirates after he revealed his intention to remain with Atletico Madrid. He told AS: “I see life in red and white. I am happy here, the club is growing and I grow with it. I don’t see the time or the place to leave here.” Roma’s Luiz Adriano bid turned down – Find out if Arsenal could sign another defender by clicking right – The Gunners may fare better in their chase for this Brazil international after Roma saw a bid rejected. The Italians attempted to land the striker on loan for the rest of the season for £1.5m with a future purchase option of £5m, but Shakhtar Donetsk have turned this down. 4 Jackson Martinez hands Arsenal transfer blow – Click right for some positive striker news – Arsenal have been dealt a blow by the Colombian hotshot’s agent after he revealed the player would not leave Porto in January. And to make things worse for Arsene Wenger, Henrique Pompeo added his client is keen on a Serie A switch, not a move to the Premier League. He said: “He has his heart set on Italy and if he were to leave Porto then Serie A would be his first choice.” last_img read more

Prosecutors decline to file case against Danny Bonaduce

first_imgHOLLYWOOD – Danny Bonaduce will not be charged with felony battery for tossing “Survivor” contestant Jonny Fairplay onto a stage because Fairplay “initiated contact and acted offensively,” prosecutors announced today. Fairplay jumped on Bonaduce Monday at the Fox Reality Really Awards in Hollywood, and the former child star, radio deejay and recovering drug and alcohol addict lifted Fairplay over his head and dropped him, causing him to fall face-first onto the stage, knocking out a tooth. In a charge evaluation worksheet filed yesterday and publicly released today, Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Boxer wrote that there was “insufficient evidence” to charge Bonaduce. Fairplay wrapped his arms and legs around Bonaduce and “thrust his pelvis” into Bonaduce’s body, Boxer wrote. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“It did not appear that (Bonaduce) intentionally tried to cause injuries, but simply reacted” to Fairplay’s actions, Boxer wrote, adding that Bonaduce’s conduct “fell within the realm of self-defense.” Bonaduce, who was featured on the TV show “The Partridge Family” in the 1970s, currently works with Adam Carolla on a morning radio show. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more