Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nashane PeterkinA teenager from Queens was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for raping a women and sexually abusing another weeks apart in Valley Stream last year.Nassau County Judge Angelo Delligatti also sentenced Nashane Peterkin to 20 years of post-release supervision.The 17-year-old had pleaded guilty in December to first-degree rape, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse, strangulation and assault.Prosecutors said Peterkin sexually abused a 30-year-old pregnant woman in Valley Stream on Aug. 12 and raped a 61-year-old woman in Valley Stream Park on Sept. 1. Peterkin was arrested Sept. 8.Judge Delligatti also said he would recommend that when Peterkin nears release that the teen be subject of a civil proceeding to determine whether he may be civilly confined to a secure treatment facility.
Alli should have scored it after he played a sharp one-two with Erik Lamela but with only Rudd to beat, he found the keeper’s legs. The midfielder was involved again soon after as his driving run forward saw the ball fall kindly for Lamela, who tried an audacious rabona only for Rudd to dive across and make the save. Spurs were rampant but Norwich hung on and the Canaries enjoyed a better spell after the hour. There were cries for a penalty when Jerome was wiped out by Lloris in the area but the French keeper punched the ball away first and Jones appeared right to wave play on. Any hopes of a Norwich comeback, however, were extinguished in the 74th minute when Carroll, three minutes after coming on as a substitute, smashed a swerving shot from 25 yards into the bottom corner. As the 23-year-old, an academy graduate, celebrated his first league goal in a Tottenham shirt, the White Hart Lane faithful ended the match as they began, breaking into another rendition of ‘one of our own’. TWEET OF THE MATCH @RodneyMarsh10: ” This season Harry Kane has scored more goals than Depay, Martial & Rooney combined! £100m player !'” Harry Kane was among the goals again at White Hart Lane. https://twitter.com/RodneyMarsh10/status/680788054022467585 PLAYER RATINGS TOTTENHAM Hugo Lloris: 6 Kyle Walker: 7 Toby Alderweireld : 6 Jan Vertonghen: 6 Ben Davies: 6 Eric Dier: 6 Mousa Dembele: 7 Christian Eriksen: 7 Dele Alli: 9 Erik Lamela: 8 Harry Kane: 9 Substitutes Tom Carroll: 7 Son Heung-min: 5 Nacer Chadli: 5 NORWICH Declan Rudd: 5 Russell Martin: 5 Sebastien Bassong: 6 Ryan Bennett: 6 Martin Olsson: 5 Youssouf Mulumbu: 5 Alex Tettey: 6 Nathan Redmond: 6 Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe: 7 Robbie Brady: 6 Cameron Jerome: 7 Substitutes Graham Dorrans: 5 Jonathan Howson: 5 Dieumerci Mbokani: 5 STAR PLAYER Harry Kane: The striker’s double means he now has 13 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season and also saw him break Teddy Sheringham’s club record of 26 league goals in a calendar year. Another stirring performance from the striker. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Erik Lamela scored a stunning ‘rabona’ goal in the Europa League last season and he almost pulled it off again in the second half, shooting audaciously with his left foot only for Declan Rudd to make a diving save. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted with another impressive performance from his players, which makes it two consecutive wins since their shock home defeat to Newcastle a fortnight ago. Alex Neil’s side struggled to cope at White Hart Lane but he will know Monday’s clash at home to Aston Villa is his side’s crunch game of the Christmas period. MOAN OF THE MATCH Kane should have had a hat-trick in the second half when Tottenham had four against one in the penalty area but they somehow managed not to score. WHO’S UP NEXT Watford v Tottenham (Barclays Premier League, Monday, December 28) Norwich v Aston Villa (Barclays Premier League, Monday, December 28) Kane’s two goals, the first from the penalty spot, means he now has 27 league goals in 2015 and has broken Teddy Sheringham’s previous club record of 26. Substitute Tom Carroll rounded off the victory with a superb second-half strike as Mauricio Pochettino’s side move three points clear of Manchester United in the race for the Champions League. Norwich sit 17th. It took four seconds for the first ‘one our own chants’ to break out around White Hart Lane as Kane continues to make light of those early one-season wonder predictions, his tally now 11 goals in the league and 13 in all competitions. Dele Alli was the provider for both and the midfielder played another impressive supporting role before going off to a standing ovation late on. Norwich, meanwhile, were unable to follow up their surprise win at Old Trafford and they now have 24 hours to prepare for a crunch basement battle at home to Aston Villa on Monday. The Canaries were the brighter side early on as Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe’s bending shot from distance was pushed wide by Hugo Lloris and then Cameron Jerome climbed highest at a corner but headed over. Alli, however, was finding more and more space behind the Norwich midfield and it was his deft reverse pass that led to the opening goal, Kane nicking the ball around Rudd before feeling the clip of the keeper’s gloves and tumbling over. There was no further punishment for Rudd given Kane’s touch had taken him away from goal but referee Mike Jones pointed to the spot and the Spurs striker confidently drilled the penalty home. The goal seemed to drain the belief out of Norwich as the half ended with Alli jinking past Russell Martin with a nutmeg and Toby Alderweireld going close with two free headers, the first saved well by Rudd. Tottenham had thrown away 11 points from winning positions before kick-off, the second most in the league, so it was perhaps no surprise that Pochettino was raging after the restart, geeing up the crowd and hounding his players to go in search of a third. Harry Kane became Tottenham’s highest league scorer in a calendar year as his first-half double fired Spurs to a 3-0 victory over struggling Norwich. Press Association
Barcelona have reached an agreement with Andres Iniesta over a new contract until the summer of 2018, the club’s official website revealed on Thursday.The attacking midfielder’s previous deal was due to expire in June 2015 and a number of clubs were closely monitoring the 29-year-old’s situation at Camp Nou.Nevertheless, Iniesta has now ended all speculation about his future by agreeing a three-year extension to his existing contract.Iniesta came through the ranks of the Barcelona youth academy and has made 479 official appearances for the Blaugrana since making his first-team debut under then head coach Louis van Gaal in 2002-03, scoring 48 goals in the process.The Spain international has won 21 trophies during his time at Barca so far, including six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies. Iniesta will sign the deal on Monday to become the fifth Barcelona player to agree a new contract until 2018 after Sergio Busquets, Cristian Tello, Lionel Messi and Neymar.
6. Matt Light (left tackle, 2001-11)Light, a three-time Pro Bowler who also was an All-Pro selection in 2007, was the rock on Brady’s blindside for 11 seasons. He was consistent in holding down the edge before passing the torch to Nate Solder. Light has been the best of the many tackles responsible for keeping Brady upright over the years.5. Logan Mankins (left guard, 2005-13)Mankins went to the Pro Bowl six times in his nine seasons blocking for Brady. He was a well-rounded mauler in the running game and nimble in interior pass protection, to the point where he could fill in at left tackle when needed. He lived up to his first-round draft pedigree and then some with his strength, power, agility and durability. It was unfortunate, however, that Mankins fell short of winning the Super Bowl with Brady.4. Julian Edelman (wide receiver, 2009-present)Edelman has had a suspension, a major knee injury and no Pro Bowl nods. None of that matters, because he has been the Brady wideout who best embodies the qualities of his QB. Edelman, who also was an overlooked former college QB drafted late, matches Brady’s mental and physical toughness, as well his age-defying work ethic. The Super Bowl 53 MVP is a great friend and motivator to Brady, beyond being a complete short-to-intermediate receiver who comes through for Brady in seemingly every crucial situation.MORE: Top 10 Super Bowls of all time3. Randy Moss (wide receiver, 2007-10)The Hall of Famer made too big of an impact as Brady’s best-ever outside threat not to rank this high, despite playing only 52 games in fewer than four seasons in New England. When Brady threw a then-record 50 TD passes and the Patriots became the then highest-scoring offense in NFL history in 2007, Moss posted 98 catches for 1,493 yards and 23 TDs. Even with Moss cooling off and his relationship with the Patriots going cold in the end, he was key in helping Brady transition from efficient winner to downright prolific passer.2. Wes Welker (wide receiver, 2007-12) Tom Brady has been the Patriots’ starting quarterback for 18 seasons and has led his team to the Super Bowl in half of them. Looking at his skill players and offensive lineman this season, he leads one of his strongest supporting casts ever in his quest to earn a sixth ring in Super Bowl 53 against the Rams.But looking back over his entire career in New England, who have been the all-time best offensive teammates for the greatest quarterback of all time? Based on a combination of talent, productivity and longevity, here’s ranking the ultimate TB12.LOVE, HATE & PLENTY OF -GATESThe many twists, turns of the Patriots’ dynasty12. Corey Dillon (running back, 2004-06)The Patriots have had many load-carrying, early-down backs during the Brady-Bill Belichick era, from Antowain Smith to perhaps the most talented in rookie first-rounder Sony Michel. Dillon came to them at the end of his four-Pro Bowl career but had plenty left. In 2004, he rushed for 1,635 yards and 12 TDs as he helped the team win Super Bowl 39 over the Eagles. Although Dillon finished with two less effective seasons, he scored 37 times in all with New England.11. Dan Koppen (center, 2003-11)Fourth-year center David Andrews is pretty darn good snapping the ball and blocking in front of Brady in the present, but Koppen for now gets a nod as one of the three former Patriots offensive linemen on this list. He went to one Pro Bowl and was a steady presence up front through 120 starts in nine regular seasons.10. Deion Branch (wide receiver, 2002-05, 2010-12)Branch’s finest Patriots moment was when he won Super Bowl 39 MVP after he caught 11 catches for 133 yards against the Eagles. At 5-9, 193 pounds, he stood out as the Patriots’ original mighty mite and Brady’s reliable go-to guy. Branch did not have any big-stat seasons, but where he matched Brady was in the clutch. A holdout in 2006 caused Branch to be traded to Seattle, but he returned to New England to finish his career strong with one more big season with Brady.9. Troy Brown (wide receiver, 2000-07)Brown was a well-established Patriot before Brady got to New England, having played there since 1993. Until Brady arrived, however, he was doing most of his best work on punt and kickoff returns. Then Brady connected with him right away as a high-volume target. Brown had his best season in 2001 with 101 catches, 1,199 yards and 5 TDs to help launch the Patriots’ dynasty in Super Bowl 36. In that game, he had 6 catches for 89 yards. Brown remains one of the most revered and respected Patriots of all time.MORE: Top 10 Super Bowl-winning teams8. Kevin Faulk (running back, 2000-11)Faulk made the trusty receiving back a staple of Brady’s offenses out of the gate, and he gets a special mention for playing with Brady the longest of anyone on this list (12 seasons). He was extremely consistent in catching 431 career passes, all with the Patriots, for 3,701 yards and added another 3,607 yards rushing. As second-round pick the year before Brady was drafted, Faulk immediately was a key short outlet for the QB, paving the way the others to thrive in that role.7. James White (running back, 2014-present)White, a fourth-round pick from Wisconsin, has contributed for only four seasons. But he has emerged as the perfect versatile Patriot for Brady in any situation. Although Whie has found his niche in the passing game, he’s also been an effective power runner when given the opportunity. The catalyst of the Patriots’ epic Super Bowl 51 comeback against the Falcons, White has gone from secret weapon to indispensable. He turned his 181 touches in 2018 into 1,176 yards and 12 TDs, averaging 6.5 yards per touch. In 10 playoff games, he has 86 touches for another 567 yards and 8 TDs. The only thing missing from Welker’s excellent six-year run with the Patriots was a Super Bowl victory with Brady, as the team lost twice the Giants after the 2007 and 2011 seasons. In that span, the former Dolphin and future Bronco posted 672 catches for 7,459 yards, with two All-Pro and five Pro Bowl nods. He was a consistent slot machine with four seasons of more than 110 receptions.1. Rob Gronkowski (tight end, 2010-present)Among fellow Patriots other than Moss and kicker Adam Vinatieri, Gronkowski is the only sure bet to join Brady in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This current season could be Gronkowski’s last, especially if the Patriots win Super Bowl 53 with his age-30 season ahead. Through 115 games in nine seasons, in which he has been first-team All-Pro five times, Gronkowski has 521 catches for 7,861 yards with 80 total TDs. At 6-6, 265 pounds, when healthy, he has been a physically dominant blocker and an athletically gifted receiver like the position has never seen in combination before. In all, that makes Gronk the best of Brady’s many winning buddies.