robertcicchetti/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed charges against Joshua James of Alabama, accused in an FBI affidavit of being a member of the Oath Keepers militia group who entered the Capitol illegally on Jan. 6 in order to obstruct Congress’ certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory.According to the FBI affidavit for James’ arrest, he was identified in photos taken inside the U.S. Capitol, wearing a black hat with the words “Oath Keepers,” as well as a distinctive badge and orange paracord.Photos from the day before appear to show a man with similar items of clothing accompanying longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone at both Freedom Plaza and at an event near the U.S. Supreme Court.According to court records, James was arrested Tuesday in Alabama, where prosecutors in a U.S. attorney’s office have requested he be detained pending further legal proceedings in his case.James is facing charges of obstruction of Congress and unlawful entry. He did not have an attorney listed for him as of Tuesday evening.The FBI’s affidavit describes James as joining with other Oath Keepers who “served as a security detail for a speaker at the ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies and events” on Jan. 5 and 6, without specifically identifying the speaker’s name.On Monday, Robert Minuta of New York was arrested on charges in connection with the Capitol riot, after video first unearthed by ABC News showed him and other Oath Keepers flanking Stone on the morning of Jan. 6 outside a Washington hotel.Minuta, who also faces charges of obstruction of Congress and unlawful entry, has not yet entered a plea in his case and was released on bond by a New York magistrate judge.In a statement to ABC News on Monday, Stone denied knowing Minuta and said he was not “familiar with his name prior to his being identified in earlier media stories where it was alleged that he was involved in illegal events up at the Capitol.”“If he was indeed among those who volunteered to provide security while I visited Washington, D.C., I was unaware of it,” Stone said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Fans of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia can get behind a new video that’s recently gone viral. In the video, Irish drummer David Dockery plays the drums along to a clip from the show’s classic episode, “Sweet Dee Has A Heart Attack,” highlight the percussive nature of dialog in the show. In the tenth episode of season four, Charlie and Mac pose as mailroom workers at a company to get health insurance, and Charlie potentially stumbles into a conspiracy theory involving an individual named Pepe Silvia and Carol of HR. In Dockery’s video, the drummer perfectly punctuates Charlie’s ravings as he explains his theory to Mac, and the two argue about it. You can check out the video below of the percussive take on the It’s Always Sunny clip below, courtesy of the drummer. Plus for an added bonus, check out the video posted by Prince’s former bassist, MonoNeon, who added some bass to Dockery’s original video, below.(Side note: as a fun fact about the roots of Charlie’s conspiracy, some anonymous geniuses on the Internet have posited that Charlie, who’s known for his difficulties with reading comprehension, is misreading Pennsylvania as Pepe Silvia and the attention line, Care of HR, as Carol of HR, which makes a lot of sense but totally blew my mind.)
European captain Paul McGinley has named Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal as his final vice-captains for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month. The trio have 17 Ryder Cup appearances between them and join Des Smyth and Sam Torrance in McGinley’s back-room staff as the home side look to retain the trophy against the United States from September 26-28. Olazabal played in the contest seven times and captained the side in the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ in 2012, while Harrington has made six appearances and Jimenez four. Jimenez was vice-captain to Seve Ballesteros in 1997 and Olazabal two years ago and was also made captain of the European team in the inaugural EurAsia Cup by McGinley. McGinley said: “I know it’s been common in the past to have three or four vice-captains but I’ve gone for five because I feel an extra person is justified due to the additional workload which comes from being the home team, in addition to how well I saw such a system working when we ended up having five vice captains under Colin Montgomerie at Celtic Manor in 2010 (Sergio Garcia was a late addition). “Padraig is my oldest friend on Tour and is a guy I have known most of my life. We went to school together, came through the amateur ranks together and have been together in many contests for both Ireland and Europe over the years, so I know what he can bring to the team room. “As far as Miguel is concerned, he is someone that the spectators love as well as being very popular with all the players. However, he is also a person that I respect very much. I have sat beside him for over a decade on the Tournament Players’ Committee and have seen him exhibit an integrity on many occasions that is very admirable. “Finally, Jose Maria’s passion for the Ryder Cup is recognised the world over. It was obvious in his legendary partnership with Seve and was also so very apparent two years ago at Medinah, so I’m delighted he has accepted my invitation to be involved again, once more maintaining that important continuity.” “I have complete confidence and trust in all five of my vice-captains and the help they will give me in the difficult quest of trying to retain the Ryder Cup.” Harrington said: “I am really looking forward to being part of the Ryder Cup from a different angle to the playing side. That aspect of things is something that really interests me and I’m therefore delighted that Paul has given me the opportunity. “Paul is a good friend of mine and I think he’s done a great job in the captaincy thus far, therefore I don’t necessarily think he needs that much help. But he knows I’m happy to get involved behind the scenes to give him and the players as much assistance as I can.” Jimenez, whose EurAsia Cup team secured a dramatic 10-10 draw in Malaysia in March, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed being captain of Europe at the EurAsia Cup which was a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to bringing the experience I gained there to the team room at Gleneagles. I have a great relationship with all the players, having played alongside them regularly over the years.” Olazabal added: “Everyone knows how much the Ryder Cup has meant in my career and it’s an occasion that I love being part of. It is a unique and special event – and I know that will be the case once again in Scotland in three weeks’ time. “I think we have a very good team in place but, as Paul said yesterday, we are under no illusions about how formidable a test the United States team will present. But he knows I will do everything I possibly can to help him and the players throughout the week.” Press Association
With 12 games on Thursday’s MLB schedule — only two of which take place in the afternoon — it’s a relatively big day on daily fantasy baseball slates. However, our SP rankings fall off in a hurry, revealing only a handful of desirable options, most of which are high priced. Picking the right sleepers for your DraftKings and FanDuel contests will require taking some risks.Two boom-or-bust candidates are Julio Urias (@ Giants) and Framber Valdez (@ Yankees). Both have great stuff, but Urias isn’t expected to go deep into the game, serving as a glorified opener, while Valdez will face a Yankees lineup that figures to be much tougher than its ranking vs. lefties thanks to the recent “additions” of Giancarlo Stanton and Edwin Encarnacion. MORE THURSDAY MLB: DFS picksToday’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Thursday, June 20RankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK1Charlie [email protected] A’sN/A96 (15th)$10,500$11,3002Jake [email protected] RoyalsN/A92 (16th)$10,000$10,8003Mike MinorRangersvs. Indians89 (T-19th)N/A$9,100$8,9004Shane [email protected] RangersN/A103 (11th)$9,700$9,3005Robbie RayD-backsvs. Rockies99 (T-12th)N/A$8,900$8,4006Frankie MontasA’svs. RaysN/A111 (T-6th)$9,300$10,0007Madison [email protected] Dodgers109 (8th)N/A$8,400$9,2008Nick [email protected] NationalsN/A86 (24th)$7,700$8,2009Julio UriasDodgersvs. Giants67 (30th)N/A$7,000$8,00010Framber [email protected] Yankees81 (T-25th)N/A$7,400$7,10011Adam WainwrightCardinalsvs. MarlinsN/A75 (29th)$8,000$7,50012Jimmy NelsonBrewersvs. RedsN/A81 (T-25th)$6,500$7,70013Dylan [email protected] MarinersN/A109 (8th)$7,300$7,60014Tanner [email protected] BrewersN/A101 (12th)$7,100$6,50015Erick FeddeNationalsvs. PhilliesN/A89 (20th)$5,900$5,30016Jose [email protected] Blue Jays81 (T-25th)N/A$6,300$8,50017Zac [email protected] CardinalsN/A91 (T-17th)$7,000$7,30018Jeff [email protected] D-backsN/A88 (21st)$6,000$5,00019Tyler ChatwoodCubsvs. MetsN/A97 (T-13th)$5,500$4,60020Clayton RichardBlue Jaysvs. Angels102 (11th)N/A$5,600$5,20021Wade LeBlanc (PLR)Marinersvs. Orioles87 (T-23rd)N/A$6,700$5,80022Glenn SparkmanRoyalsvs. TwinsN/A118 (1st)$5,700$4,20023Walker [email protected] CubsN/A106 (T-9th)$5,500$6,80024Chad Green (O)Yankeesvs. AstrosN/A113 (5th)$5,500$5,00025Gershon Bautista (O)Marinersvs. OriolesN/A81 (T-25th)N/A$4,000wRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as “[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average.” For more on the stat, click here. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNAdam Wainwright (vs. Marlins), Nick Pivetta (@ Nationals), and Jimmy Nelson (vs. Reds) all have decent matchups on paper, but Pivetta is the only one pitching well right now (and not coming off a recent injury). Don’t be surprised to see delays in the Astros-Yankees and Phillies-Nationals games. Check the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for the latest weather reports.