Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 55-year-old Queens woman drowned in a pool in Dix Hills on Sunday afternoon hours after a toddler was saved from a near drowning in another pool in Lawrence.Residents of a house on Polo Street in Dix Hills were cleaning up their backyard following a party they hosted the night before when they found a body in the deep end of their backyard swimming pool at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Suffolk County police said.The residents called 911 and upon arrival, officers pulled the victim, who was identified as Rajkumari Motwani, from the pool. The victim, who was a guest at the party, was pronounced dead at the scene.In the second case, Nassau County police officers responded to a report of a drowning of a 2-year-old boy who was found by his family in an indoor pool in Lawrence at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed in serious condition. Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.In the Dix Hills case, Homicide Squad detectives did not find any criminality in their preliminary investigation, but detectives ask anyone with information on the incident to call them at 631-852-6392.
Fresh off two convincing wins to start their 2016 campaign, the No. 2 USC women’s water polo team will travel to La Jolla to play in the Triton Invitational this weekend.The Trojans will square off against Santa Clara at 8 a.m. Saturday and the winner of the UC San Diego-Indiana game at 2:40 p.m. If USC comes away with both wins Saturday, they will advance to the semifinals at 12:30 p.m. Sunday and to the championship at 5:50 p.m. the same day.In order to claim the title, the Women of Troy will likely have to get past top-ranked UCLA in the championship match.“We’ve been conditioning hard and working on our team chemistry to get ready for big games,” junior two-meter Brigitta Games said. “This weekend will test our hard work.”The Trojans will lean on junior two-meter Avery Peterson, one of their captains and the leading scorer in the conference, averaging 4.5 goals per game early on in the season.“It gives me confidence knowing I can come out and score, but I have to give a lot of credit to my teammates with setting me up with those opportunities,” Peterson said. “I’m thankful for them being a part of this team.”Pre-season NCAA and MPSF women’s water polo is in full force after a packed weekend of match-ups. While USC took down UC San Diego and Whittier this past weekend, top-ranked Stanford fell to the No. 2 spot after losing to Cal 5-2 in Stanford’s own tournament.Following the upset, UCLA and USC have both taken over the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectively, in the rankings. The Trojans outscored UC San Diego and Whittier by a combined score a 45-6.“Our goal was to focus on defense and keep the other team to a low score,” Peterson said. “When we have good defense, it helps produce our offensive game.”Heading into this week, the Trojans hope to cling on to their top two spot. The Women of Troy faced off with the Brazilian national team Wednesday to get ready for the weekend games.Last season, USC won the Triton Invitational, sweeping four opponents and beating UC Irvine 10-5 in the title match.
Petr Yan weathered an early storm of leg kicks and then came on strong in the second half of the fight to stop Jose Aldo in the fifth round and claim the vacant UFC bantamweight championship early Sunday on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.Both fighters were tentative in the first round: Aldo fished for leg kicks while Yan sought to find his range. Yan hurt Aldo late in the round when he reversed a takedown attempt and landed a hard punch to the body that caused the Brazilian to fold up. Fortunately for Aldo, the round ended. Aldo came on strong in the second and third rounds by cutting loose leg kicks and working the body with hooks to the ribs. But Yan sucked it up, noticed Aldo fading and cranked up the pressure in the fourth round.What started slowly began rolling into an avalanche of punishment as Yan landed with alarming frequency and sent Aldo into retreat mode. By the time the fifth round began, it was clear that Aldo was running on fumes, and Yan took full advantage. An uppercut sent the former featherweight champion to the canvas and Yan followed him to the mat with a savage display of ground and pound.Referee Leon Roberts could have stopped the fight at any point during the brutal barrage, which went unanswered, and he will certainly be criticized for allowing the bout to go as long as it did. Roberts mercifully stopped it at 3:24 of the fifth, marking the start of a new era in the bantamweight division. UFC 251 ON FIGHT ISLAND: Results, highlights