Yankee fan pops question during game, loses ring

Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 8:32 AM

It was his big moment, but one New York Yankees fan dropped the ball, or make that the ring. 

Andrew Fox made the biggest error of his life, and it was all broadcast on the diamond vision at Yankee Stadium.

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The New Castle, Pennsylvania man dropped to one knee, ready to propose during the fifth inning of Tuesday's Yankee/Red Sox game, and he dropped the ring, The Associated Press reported

The crowd of more than 35,000 fans made a collective gasp, then booed the drop as Fox and his potential fiancee Heather Terwilliger searched for the ring. For five minutes, the couple and surrounding fans frantically searched.

Finally Terwilliger noticed something shining in the cuff of her pants, the ring!

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So Fox dropped to his knee a second time, hopefully holding onto the bauble tightly, asking Terwilliger to marry him. She did say yes. 

They were also named fans of the game during the seventh-inning stretch.

College Basketball Preview: Wright State at Miami

Published: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 3:08 PM
Updated: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 3:08 PM

            Wright State University’s Justin Mitchell dribbles to the basket with Miami University’s Jake Wright behind him during their 89-87 win over Miami Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn. Mitchell is NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Wright State University’s Justin Mitchell dribbles to the basket with Miami University’s Jake Wright behind him during their 89-87 win over Miami Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn. Mitchell is NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Who: Wright State at Miami

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday


Radio: 980-AM, 1450-AM, 106.5-FM

Series: Miami leads 19-13

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 20-13 in his second season at Wright State and 430-253 in 23 years overall. Jack Owens is in his first season at Miami after spending nine years as an assistant at Purdue and five at Southern Illinois.

Probable Wright State starters

Parker Ernsthausen;6-11;Jr.;C;6.0

Justin Mitchell;6-3;Jr.;G;13.0

Mark Hughes;6-4;Jr.;G;15.0

Louden Love;6-9;Fr.;C;6.0

Grant Benzinger;6-3;Sr.;G;16.0

Probable Miami starters

Nike Sibane;6-3;Fr.;G;3.0

Jalen Adaway;6-5;Fr.;G;15.0

Logan McLane;6-9;Sr.;F;9.0

Darrian Ringo;6-2;Jr.;G;5.0

Dalonte Brown;6-7;Fr.;F;8.0

About Wright State: The Raiders had a promising start to the season, albeit in defeat. They cut a nine-point deficit with 1:11 left at Loyola to two with 26 seconds to go, but they dropped an 84-80 decision. … Everett Winchester, a 6-6 redshirt freshman forward, had an impressive debut with 15 points. … The defense needs to be shored up, though. They allowed Loyola to shoot 75 percent in the first half and 55 for the game. … The Raiders have had a spirited annual series with the RedHawks. The home team has won each game since 2012-13. Wright State is the last to win consecutive games, prevailing 51-49 in 2011-12 and 67-59 in 2012-13. Miami won two straight with a 56-55 decision in 2009-10 and 55-37 victory in 2008-09.

About Miami: The Redhawks haven’t had a winning season since going 17-13 under the late Charlie Coles in 2008-09. They went 11-21 last season and haven’t won more than 13 games since going 15-17 in 2010-11. … They’re going with an infusion of youth, starting three freshmen and counting on another, Isaiah Coleman-Lands, as a top sub. He had five points and seven assists in a 55-54 win at Fordham to open the season Friday. … The RedHawks endured a blow in the offseason when Michael and Marcus Weathers both transferred after coach John Cooper was let go. Michael, who averaged team highs in scoring at 16.7 and assists at 4.8 last year, plays for Oklahoma State. Marcus, who averaged 9.7 points and 6.0 rebounds, is at Duquesne. … Darius Harper, a 6-9 Springfield High School product, averaged 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds as a freshman last season. … The Redhawks were picked to finish last in the East Division in the Mid-American Conference preseason poll.

Coming up: The Raiders play their home opener at 7 p.m. Saturday against Murray State. The RedHawks play LIU Brooklyn in the Jamaica Classic at Montego Bay at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

PREVIEW: Wright State opens season on road at Loyola

Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 12:15 PM
Updated: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

            Wright State’s Justin Mitchell drives the lane during an exhibition game Nov. 3 vs. Wayne State. Allison Rodriguez/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Wright State’s Justin Mitchell drives the lane during an exhibition game Nov. 3 vs. Wayne State. Allison Rodriguez/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Who: Wright State at Loyola

When: 8 p.m. Friday


Radio: 106.5-FM

Series: Wright State leads 24-16

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 20-12 at Wright State and 430-252 going into his 23rd season overall. Porter Moser is 89-105 in six seasons at Loyola and 194-206 in 13 years overall, including stops at Arkansas-Little Rock and Illinois State.

Probable Wright State starters*

Parker Ernsthausen;6-11;Jr.;C;5.2

Justin Mitchell;6-3;Jr.;G;11.5

Mark Hughes;6-4;Jr.;G;3.2

Louden Love;6-9;Fr.;C;NA

Alan Vest;6-3;Jr.;G;0.8

Probable Loyola starters

Aundre Jackson;6-5;Sr.;F;14.1

Marques Townes;6-4;Jr.;G;NA

Ben Richardson;6-3;Sr.;G;8.3

Donte Ingram;6-6;Sr.;G;13.6

Clayton Custer;6-1;Jr.;G;11.6

About Wright State: The Raiders graduated three starters but hope to have their leading returning scorer, Grant Benzinger, back for limited duty against Loyola as he recovers from offseason hernia surgery. … Mitchell finished second in the Horizon League in rebounds (8.3), tied for fourth in assists (4.0), eighth in field-goal percentage (53.4) and 11th in assist-turnover ratio (1.2-1.0). … The Raiders were 11-7 in the league last season for their fourth winning record in the last five seasons. … Love seems like an impact player after redshirting as a freshman last year. At 275 pounds, he’s effective inside and had a double-double in an exhibition win over Wayne State (Neb.) with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Mitchell had 23 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in the game. … The Raiders play Missouri State, the Missouri Valley Conference favorite, on the road Dec. 19.

About Loyola: The Ramblers are in their fifth year in the Missouri Valley Conference since leaving the Horizon League. They went 18-14 overall last season and 8-10 in the league (they haven’t had a winning record in the MVC). They were picked third behind Missouri State and Northern Iowa in the conference preseason poll. … The Ramblers graduated their leading scorer, Doyle Milton (15.2 average), but they have a formidable starting lineup, though undersized. Jackson and Ingram were preseason first-team all-league picks. Custer averaged 3.0 assists last year, and Richardson shot 42 percent on 3-pointers. Townes is eligible this year after transferring from Fairleigh Dickinson. He averaged 11.5 points as a sophomore and had a streak of 13 straight double-figure games with a high of 26. … Loyola has 57 wins since 2014, its best three-year stretch in three decades. … Cameron Krutwig, a 6-9 freshman, came off the bench and had 10 points and nine rebounds in a 79-63 exhibition win over Lewis last week.

Coming up: The Raiders play at Miami at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Love at 30,000 feet: Man proposes on flight from Atlanta

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 9:28 AM

Love At 30,000 Feet: Man Proposes On Flight From Atlanta

For Deepum Patel and his long-distance love, Neha Chakravarti, getting on a plane usually meant sad goodbyes and a painful separation.

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The couple spent nearly two years flying back-and-forth from Atlanta, where Patel works, to Pennsylvania, where Chakravati attended dental school.

But last week, Patel took what had long been a sad ritual and replaced it with much happier memory. On a Delta flight from Atlanta to Boston, he asked Chakravati to be his wife.

Patel worked with the airline to set up the big moment at 30,000 feet.

Shortly after the plane reached cruising altitude, crews called Chakravati to the front of the plane to help with a staged medical emergency.

But instead of helping a sick passenger, she was surprised to hear the couple's favorite song. Patel joined her at the front of the plane asked her to "dance through life with him" before getting down on one knee.

Of course, an elated Chakravati said yes.

Deepum Patel proposed to girlfriend Neha Chakravarti on a Delta flight. (Photo courtesy of Delta Airlines)

The couple's fellow passengers also got in on the sweet moment. Patel passed out cards in advance asking them to snap photos and videos. Delta provided champagne for travelers to toast to the future Mr. and Mrs. Deepum Patel and their fellow passengers shared stories about happy marriages and wished the couple luck.

After the celebration, the pilot read a statement Patel wrote over the plane's intercom:

“These two lovebirds have kept up a long-distance relationship with the help of Delta for nearly two years. The future groom has kindly asked me to remind you to call the special people in your life today and tell them how much you love them.”

The couple will continue on their planned three-week vacation to Iceland and Europe as an engaged couple.

Elderly couple meets online, gets married on their birthday

Published: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 5:20 PM

File photo of an elderly couple holding hands while sitting
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File photo of an elderly couple holding hands while sitting(jacoblund/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A Georgia couple is proving that it’s never too late to find love.

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Sylvia Moye and Stanley Krafchick of Tucker, Georgia, tied the knot on April 7.

Not only did they get married on April 7, but they were both celebrating their birthdays. Krafchick turned 86, and Moye turned 81.

They held a small reception for close friends and family at their Tucker home the next day.

Krafchick and Moye met online in 2015.

“I joined one of those senior single something or another,” Krafchick told Hot Topics. “And I didn’t have too much luck … I had one week left on my membership. And so I said after this one week, I’m going to give it up.”

That same week, he connected with Moye.

“I think the next-to-last day, I met Sylvia online,” said Krafchick. “We were corresponding. We were trying to arrange to get together and meet. And she was reluctant because she was nervous and wasn’t into it all that much.”

Krafchick got impatient and almost gave up.

“I said, ‘Look, I always felt you have to meet to get to know somebody. You can’t correspond and really get to know somebody,’” he said. “And so I said, ‘We have to meet or forget about it.’”

“When he said that, I thought, ‘You know, this sounds like a nice man. I’m not going to let him get away,’” said Moye.

The couple met a few days later at the food court at Northlake Mall in Atlanta.

“I was so dainty and delicate that I knocked over his coffee, spilled it all over him,” said Moye. “And I’m thinking to myself, ‘Good job, Sylvia. Really didn’t want to meet anybody, did you?’”

Despite the flub, the couple sat and chatted for about two hours.

“He called me when he got home, and the rest of us is history,” said Moye.

The couple said they sometimes have trouble understanding one another.

“We do have somewhat of a language barrier,” said Krafchick, who speaks with a New York accent he acquired growing up in the North.

“I speak Southern,” Moye said with a laugh. “He speaks that other language.”

Moye’s former husband died more than a decade ago.

“For 12 years, I had been alone,” she said. “I would be the one that would be looking out the window to see all my neighbors going somewhere with their respective husbands or boyfriends, picking up their girlfriends to go out. I’d be with my little dog, Bruce, going, ‘Well, Bruce, just you and me.’”

The two said they feel lucky to have found one another.

“I love this man with all of my heart. And also I inherited a wonderful family,” Moye said.

The newlyweds are looking forward to the days that lie ahead.

“We’re very happy. We’re very appreciative that we were able to meet somebody and feel this way, particularly at this age,” said Krafchick. “So we’re going to make the best of it and count every hour of every day, appreciate all those moments and not take anything for granted. So far it’s been great.”

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