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Boxing: Wilder Agrees to World Heavyweight Unification Fight in UK

first_imgWorld heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder claims he has agreed to fight Britain’s Anthony Joshua in the UK.The American, 32, holds the WBC title and wants a unification bout with Joshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion.He tweeted: “The $50m offer for him to fight me next in the US is still available. Today, I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK.” Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports he will send the contracts but wonders if Wilder’s claim is “bluster”.He added: “It’s all come as a bit of a shock that Deontay’s finally come back to us on the offer and seems to accept the terms.“One thing I can tell you is that by the end of this week Deontay Wilder will have a contract in front of him and we’ll see if he’s real.”Hearn has previously criticised the Wilder team for appearing to do their business via social media, insisting “deals are made in the boardroom, not on Instagram”.“If he prefers the fight in the UK, the ball is in their court. It’s up to them to choose,” Wilder added.Wilder’s Manager, Shelly Finkel, told ESPN they had officially accepted terms to a fight in the UK.He said: “Deontay sent an email to Joshua (Sunday night), and I sent one (Monday) to Barry Hearn and Eddie telling them that we officially accept the offer to fight under the terms they gave us and to send us the contract.”Should Joshua, 28, fight the American next, the winner would become the first heavyweight to hold all four recognised world titles at once.Russian Alexander Povetkin is the WBA’s mandatory challenger and is close to a deal to fight Joshua, although Joshua could face Wilder first if Povetkin is able to fight the winner.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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35-17 defeat to Florida State a sign of Syracuse’s unraveling season

first_imgTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Syracuse had seen the play before. The ball hopped around the backfield from quarterback to running back then back to the quarterback. The white jerseys spun around and followed, but just a step behind the whole time. Eventually the ball came back to Florida State quarterback Alex Hornibrook. He slung the third pass of the play, the first forward one, just before the rush collapsed. Tamorrion Terry caught the pass and weaved inside then back out on the Syracuse defense for a 54-yard gain. For the third-straight week, Syracuse (3-5, 0-4 Atlantic Coast) was burned on double pass trick play. This one didn’t go for a touchdown, but it set one up in the Seminoles (4-4, 4-1) eventual 35-17 throbbing of the Orange at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Syracuse’s issues this year are a broken record, and the scratches on the disc aren’t going away. An offensive line, which had a player quit prior to the game, allowed seven or more sacks for the fourth time in as many conference matchups. An offense which kept the team in games for the past three seasons failed once again failed to eclipse 150 yards in the first half. And a team, still unsure of the answers, fielded questions about the same flaws it showed the week before and the week before that.This is what a season falling apart looks like. “I feel like there’s a lot of the same mistakes,” Syracuse quarterback Tommy DeVito said. “I feel like it’s a lot of mental mistakes which is what makes the coaches the most upset. Things that we’ve talked about, just keep popping up.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs each game carries on, Syracuse cements itself as potentially the worst team in what might be the nation’s worst Power 5 conference. Syracuse is now one of four teams that hasn’t won a Power 5 game. The Orange rank last in the nation in sacks allowed, and took seven more on Saturday. Even the defense, which had forced turnovers in 21-straight games, ended its streak against Florida State. Of the 14 ACC teams, Syracuse is the only one that hasn’t won a conference game. Against FSU, Syracuse compiled 343 total yards, though 219 of those yards came in the second half. The Orange’s three first half points only happened after a drive was extended by a roughing the kicker penalty. In past weeks, the offense at least had a big pass play or a designed quarterback run for chunk yardage. Not on Saturday. By the time the Orange rushing attack put together its most yards (192) since Western Michigan, FSU was playing second string players.“We just keep sticking,” defensive tackle Josh Black said. “We just can’t figure out how to fine-tune this to make it happen in the first half as opposed to the second half.”All of this came against a Florida State team not much different than last year’s Seminoles squad which the Orange defeated 30-7. Leading up to the game, rumors of firing head coach Willie Taggart stirred again and the Seminole faithful questioned where their program had gone wrong. But Syracuse has its own issues this year and they started compounding even before Saturday’s game began. On Friday, offensive tackle Ryan Alexander’s resignation from the program was announced. Defensive back Trill Williams was ruled out before the game began. Then, shortly after kickoff, DeVito was sacked twice on the first series and Florida State scored on its first two possessions. The sacks were the same as they’ve been all year. Some came from blitzes where the Orange left a man unblocked. Others came from successful pass rushes, leaving DeVito nowhere to scramble. The offensive line did look better though, Babers said, noting that the seven sacks didn’t indicate how successful the line had been. DeVito had a time to throw more often than in past games. It still wasn’t enough. “The frustration is seeing the same happen over and over. I do think there was some positives in the offensive line which is kind of, I’m not going to say the word excited but I’m like, ‘Hey, okay.’”In prior games, Syracuse’s offensive ineptitude had been hidden by strong defensive play. On Saturday, the stale offense was again on full display. Outside passing routes didn’t work, with throws often sailing out of the reach on comeback patterns. Jump balls, sometimes the saving grace of a flaking offense, didn’t land. When it came time for third down, the Orange false started several times, and failed to pick up blitzes on others. In the fourth quarter, the Orange scored twice, but fourth quarter rushing yards when trailing by three scores pad stats, not win games.“The past couple games in the first half, offensively we have not done nearly enough,” DeVito said. “For everything to start clicking in the game, it’s good and all but it doesn’t help us win the football game.”The offensive production came too late. Syracuse had already failed to stop a trick play and a funky offensive set. It had already faltered on its own trips to the red zone. Syracuse had already started to unravel, both in the game and in the season, and now it might not stop.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 26, 2019 at 7:13 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44last_img read more

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Christle unclear as to why Walsh resigned

first_imgThe association says the comments of Sport Ireland Chairman Kieran Mulvey and Cheif executive John Treacy were “unhelpful, highly questionable and disingenuous”.IABA Chairman Joe Christle says they still don’t know why Walsh resigned and as far as he was concerned the deal had been agreed and the Wexford man would remain on.Sport Ireland and the IABA will appear before the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications to discuss the recent controversy next Wednesday.last_img

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Netherlands v Ghana: 3 Major talking points

first_imgHave you ever had that moment when you address the Netherlands simply as Holland because it rolls off your tongue easier, I bet you have. According to Nana, my “prim-pro” friend, the correct usage is the Netherlands.Apparently, North Holland and South Holland are two provinces of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Back in the 17th century, these two provinces served as a gateway, a major trade hub, where commercial activities with the west were conducted and as such, the Netherlands, became commonly referred to as Holland. Though it might be politically incorrect, both names have been used interchangeably since, especially by those of us in the football space. As Ghana’s Black Stars engage their Dutch counterparts, the Oranje, in a 2014 World Cup preparatory match tomorrow June 31, at 6.30 GMT in Rotterdam, Ghana’s Black Stars will need to be similarly detailed in what is considered a useful work out ahead of the tourney. When we sit in front of our screens, the name Holland or Netherlands will matter little, instead we will concern ourselves with 3 major talking points: THE MOCK RONALDO TESTSince last December when the World Cup draw was made and Ghana grouped with Germany, Portugal and U.S.A, many Ghanaians have been having nightmares about a certain Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal. Part of that fear is external; Ronaldo is the reigning world best player and just recently aided Real Madrid to annex their 10th UEFA Champions League, breaking records for fun and mesmerizing defenders. The second part of that fear is internal; Ghana’s full backs have not inspired confidence in Ghanaians and naturally, there is some form of apprehension about how Ronaldo and co. will be handled on the wings. Tomorrow’s game against the Netherlands provides the Black Stars defense a chance for a dress rehearsal of that “fearful” battle. Granted the Dutch wingers in Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben and Jeremain Lens are not exactly “Ronaldo-sphic” but they are pacy wingers with loads of guile and trickery that will provide the perfect mock test of Daniel Opare, Harrison Afful, Samuel Inkoom and Jefferey Schlupp’s readiness to deal with the Ronaldo threat. Do these defenders wield the positional sense, speed and strength to execute the task? The answer lies in Rotterdam.  AN IDEA OF STRATING LINE UP  Another usefulness of this high profiled friendly is that it provides Ghana’s coach, Kwesi Appiah, an opportunity to fine tune his tactics, especially his preferred formation for the World Cup. Indeed, his opposite number Louis Van Gaal has openly stated that he will use this match to test his starting line up in this game and I do not expect Kwesi Appiah to do any different. If I were Appiah, I will start with Adam Kwarasey in goal because he, among the three goalies, has the perfect balance of experience and form. As mentioned above, Ghana will have pacy and tricky wingers to contend with, so I will play Daniel Opare and Jeffrey Schlupp at the right and left full backs because they both strike a balance between pace and power. In central defense, I will pair experienced Michael Essien with John Boye who will complement his senior with height and ruggedness. In the double defensive midfield pivot, I will pair in form Afriyie Acquah with Sulley Muntari while I will deploy Kwadwo Asamoah on the left wing for his ability to assist the left full back and similarly, Andre ”Dede” Ayew on the right. I will put Abdul Majeed Waris on top of the attack supported by Asamoah Gyan in the hole. This strike partnership has worked and shouldn’t be broken unless Waris fails to step up, only will I bring in Kevin Prince Boateng to play in the hole and push Gyan on top. Looking good huh? We can’t wait. THE CHOPPED THREEChopped sounds a little hash but that’s the reality of the situation. FIFA’s deadline for submission of final 23 man squads is June 2, only a couple of days after this friendly and it wouldn’t take any intelligent guessing to know that Appiah will use this game to finalize the chosen 23 and send 3 players back home to watch the World Cup in HDTV. Appiah’s mind would have been made by now, but surely, he must have about 5 or 6 borderline players out of who 3 will be dropped. Straight off the top of my head I am thinking a David Accam will have to play out of skin to book his seat; Mubarak Wakaso will need to have a stinker of a game to give up his seat; Rabiu Mohamed’s match fitness will be under scrutiny even though I get a sense he will get the loyalty pass like Fataau Dauda; Afriyie Acquah is up against stiff competition in the midfield but if he produces another outstanding performance he will have Appiah reaching for Tylenol extra; and then there are the borderline defenders; Jefferey Schlupp was decent in the farewell game in Accra, but then again, that was more of an exhibition game and this game will answer whether he is ready; Rashid Sumaila’s seeming  recklessness where he has caused 2 penalties in his last 2 outings may hurt him if he doesn’t get an opportunity  to wipe the slate clean. So, those are the candidates for the board. Come tomorrow night, we will have a clearer idea whose head will be chopped or is it cut rather? Well, Just like Holland or Netherlands, the value is the same. Have you ever had that moment when you address the Netherlands simply as Holland because it rolls off your tongue easier, I bet you have. According to Nana, my “prim-pro” friend, the correct usage is the Netherlands. Apparently, North Holland and South Holland are two provinces of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Back in the 17th century, these two provinces served as a gateway, a major trade hub, where commercial activities with the west were conducted and as such, the Netherlands, became commonly referred to as Holland. Though it might be politically incorrect, both names have been used interchangeably since, especially by those of us in the football space. As Ghana’s Black Stars engage their Dutch counterparts, the Oranje, in a 2014 World Cup preparatory match tomorrow June 31, at 6.30 GMT in Rotterdam, Ghana’s Black Stars will need to be similarly detailed in what is considered a useful work out ahead of the tourney. When we sit in front of our screens, the name Holland or Netherlands will matter little, instead we will concern ourselves with 3 major talking points: THE MOCK RONALDO TESTSince last December when the World Cup draw was made and Ghana grouped with Germany, Portugal and U.S.A, many Ghanaians have been having nightmares about a certain Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal. Part of that fear is external; Ronaldo is the reigning world best player and just recently aided Real Madrid to annex their 10th UEFA Champions League, breaking records for fun and mesmerizing defenders. The second part of that fear is internal; Ghana’s full backs have not inspired confidence in Ghanaians and naturally, there is some form of apprehension about how Ronaldo and co. will be handled on the wings. Tomorrow’s game against the Netherlands provides the Black Stars defense a chance for a dress rehearsal of that “fearful” battle. Granted the Dutch wingers in Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben and Jeremain Lens are not exactly “Ronaldo-sphic” but they are pacy wingers with loads of guile and trickery that will provide the perfect mock test of Daniel Opare, Harrison Afful, Samuel Inkoom and Jefferey Schlupp’s readiness to deal with the Ronaldo threat. Do these defenders wield the positional sense, speed and strength to execute the task? The answer lies in Rotterdam.  AN IDEA OF STRATING LINE UP  Another usefulness of this high profiled friendly is that it provides Ghana’s coach, Kwesi Appiah, an opportunity to fine tune his tactics, especially his preferred formation for the World Cup. Indeed, his opposite number Louis Van Gaal has openly stated that he will use this match to test his starting line up in this game and I do not expect Kwesi Appiah to do any different. If I were Appiah, I will start with Adam Kwarasey in goal because he, among the three goalies, has the perfect balance of experience and form. As mentioned above, Ghana will have pacy and tricky wingers to contend with, so I will play Daniel Opare and Jeffrey Schlupp at the right and left full backs because they both strike a balance between pace and power. In central defense, I will pair experienced Michael Essien with John Boye who will complement his senior with height and ruggedness. In the double defensive midfield pivot, I will pair in form Afriyie Acquah with Sulley Muntari while I will deploy Kwadwo Asamoah on the left wing for his ability to assist the left full back and similarly, Andre ”Dede” Ayew on the right. I will put Abdul Majeed Waris on top of the attack supported by Asamoah Gyan in the hole. This strike partnership has worked and shouldn’t be broken unless Waris fails to step up, only will I bring in Kevin Prince Boateng to play in the hole and push Gyan on top. Looking good huh? We can’t wait. THE CHOPPED THREEChopped sounds a little hash but that’s the reality of the situation. FIFA’s deadline for submission of final 23 man squads is June 2, only a couple of days after this friendly and it wouldn’t take any intelligent guessing to know that Appiah will use this game to finalize the chosen 23 and send 3 players back home to watch the World Cup in HDTV. Appiah’s mind would have been made by now, but surely, he must have about 5 or 6 borderline players out of who 3 will be dropped. Straight off the top of my head I am thinking a David Accam will have to play out of skin to book his seat; Mubarak Wakaso will need to have a stinker of a game to give up his seat; Rabiu Mohamed’s match fitness will be under scrutiny even though I get a sense he will get the loyalty pass like Fataau Dauda; Afriyie Acquah is up against stiff competition in the midfield but if he produces another outstanding performance he will have Appiah reaching for Tylenol extra; and then there are the borderline defenders; Jefferey Schlupp was decent in the farewell game in Accra, but then again, that was more of an exhibition game and this game will answer whether he is ready; Rashid Sumaila’s seeming  recklessness where he has caused 2 penalties in his last 2 outings may hurt him if he doesn’t get an opportunity  to wipe the slate clean. So, those are the candidates for the board. Come tomorrow night, we will have a clearer idea whose head will be chopped or is it cut rather? 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Fantasy Updates: Josh Gordon rising in rankings after reinstatement

first_img2019 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Top 200Tom Brady gets a boost with an establish down-the-field threat added to his offense. The 42-year old may have been looking at more handing the ball off this season with Sony Michel and Damien Harris in the backfield. Gordon’s return sets up as, at the very least, a dynamic play-action weapon that New England didn’t previously have. It probably doesn’t elevate Brady into starting fantasy quarterback level, but it gives him an upside he previously may not have had.ESPN reported that Gordon should be with the Patriots at their preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 22, although he’s unlikely to play. The expectation is that Gordon will be ready to go by Week 1 of the regular season. Josh Gordon has been reinstated from his suspension, per multiple reports. He’ll be set to rejoin the Patriots on Sunday and will be eligible to play Week 1. The news brings with it a big shakeup to the Patriots’ WR corps and the overall fantasy rankings and sleepers.Gordon has obviously battled off-field issues throughout his career, but he’s been mostly productive when he’s been on the field. He played 11 games for the Patriots in 2018, catching 40 balls for 720 yards and three touchdowns. His 11.3 yards per attempt his way is the highest connection with Brady in the Pro Football Focus era, per their @PFF Twitter account. During the offseason, Brady posted video on his Instagram of working out with Gordon. DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Cheat SheetWith the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, there was uncertainty as to who would catch passes in New England besides receiver Julian Edelman and running back James White. The Patriots drafted N’Keal Harry in the first round, signed Dontrelle Inman, and had undrafted rookie Jakobi Meyers running with the first team during training camp, but it was still anyone’s guess as to who would emerge as the No. 2. Now, Gordon adds to the intrigue.2019 STANDARD RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200Josh Gordon Fantasy OutlookBecause of Gordon’s myriad suspensions throughout his career, it will be hard to count on him playing 16 games. His per-game production should make him a borderline fantasy starter, though. In his 2018 action, Gordon was the 33rd-best fantasy WR in fantasy points per game. That was right behind Calvin Ridley and Mike Williams and right ahead of Chris Godwin. That also factors in his lone game in Cleveland, where he had one catch for 17 yards and a TD. The presence of Gordon will lower expectations for everyone else in the Pats’ receiving corps, aside from Edelman. Meyers goes from a first-team contender to a potential depth piece. Harry, who hasn’t shown well in camp so far, is much less likely to be pressed into heavy duty early.last_img read more

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Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely, won’t face legal action for hit on Mason Rudolph

first_imgMyles Garrett and Mason Rudolph exchanged in a heated interaction at the end of Thursday night’s game between the Browns and Steelers.Here’s what happened: Garrett sacked Rudolph and held on to him for longer than he should have. Rudolph got upset with this, and an alternate camera angle shows the Steelers quarterback attempting to rip off Garrett’s helmet. Garrett retaliates by successfully ripping off Rudolph’s helmet. But McCann says even though there could be a case made, it’s very unlikely anything happens.From McCann:There is a glaring absence of examples in American jurisprudence of professional athletes being charged with assault-like crimes for incidents that occur during games. … U.S. law enforcement and prosecutors tend to be “hands off” when it comes to seemingly criminal acts that transpire in sports.Rudolph would have to initiate a lawsuit in order for Garrett to face any legal action. The Steelers quarterback didn’t hint at anything like that after the game, instead calling the actions “cowardly” and “bush league.” So while Garrett’s actions would likely classify as assault under the law, it’s unlikely Rudolph would take things that far. Garrett then proceeded to swing Rudolph’s helmet at the Steelers quarterback, striking him in the back of the head. After this, some Steelers players bring Garrett to the ground and center Maurkice Pouncey can be seen kicking at Garrett.Here are the videos of the incident.’THAT’S ASSAULT’: NFL players react to Myles Garrett’s helmet-swinging attackVideo: Entire exchange of Myles Garrett and Mason RudolphHere is the FULL incident with Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph and Maurkice Pouncey at the end #Steelers pic.twitter.com/RwZNmuPtT2— Steelers Depot 🦃🍗🍽🙏 (@Steelersdepot) November 15, 2019Video: Mason Rudolph attempts to rip Myles Garrett’s helmet offpic.twitter.com/tERL7VFZ2J— Vikings Blogger (@firstandskol) November 15, 2019Video: Myles Garrett hits Mason Rudolph with helmetMyles Garrett doing the unthinkable and unimaginable. pic.twitter.com/Y0UXzrCskn— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2019How long will Myles Garrett be suspended?UPDATE: The NFL has suspended Garrett indefinitely.Fox Sports’ Nick Wright says according to a “more than reliable source” Garrett is looking at a “minimum of four games and maximum of six games.” A six-game suspension would mean Garrett would miss the rest of the 2019 season, which is something Sporting News’ Bill Bender says should happen.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the NFL has been reviewing the incident throughout the night and says to expect “significant repercussions” for Garrett. He also added a “potential multi-game suspension at the least” is expected for the Browns pass rusher.Rapoport cited the case of Albert Haynesworth stomping on the face of Andre Gurode, which resulted in a five-game suspension.Will anyone else will be suspended?UPDATE: Maurkice Pouncey has been suspended three games. Larry Ogunjobi has been suspended one game. The league added, “Additional discipline for other players will be forthcoming through the standard accountability process.”Rapoport mentioned Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi as players who could possibly face suspensionsin addition to Garrett. Ogunjobi can be seen in the videos above shoving Rudolph to the ground after the quarterback was already hit in the head with his own helmet.Wright’s report says “up to eight other players” are also “facing significant league discipline.” Steelers offensive linemen Matt Feiler and David DeCastro were partially involved in the incident. Browns defensive end Chris Smith was seen near the end. Rudolph could also be facing potential discipline for his role as well.MORE: Myles Garrett’s sickening helmet swing adds to chaos around BrownsWill Myles Garrett face legal action?UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, citing an unnamed source, reported Friday night on Twitter that Rudolph will not take legal action against Garrett. Rudolph considers the incident “to be exclusively an NFL matter,” per Rapoport’s tweet.Rudolph’s agent Tim Younger released a statement Friday morning hinting at potential legal action, saying in part, “the matter will be reviewed thoroughly.”There are many risks an NFL QB assumes with every snap taken on the field. Being hit on your uncovered head by a helmet being swung by a 275 lb DE is not one of them. Tonight could have had a catastrophic ending. The matter will be reviewed thoroughly.— Younger & Associates/QB Limited (@YoungerAssoc) November 15, 2019Younger also sent a statement to ESPN confirming he hasn’t ruled out legal action: “I am gathering all information and no options have been removed from the table.”Cleveland Police said Friday morning, “There are no charges filed as there was no police report filed by the person hit with the helmet.” However that just means Rudolph hasn’t done anything yet. He still can press charges if he wants to.Legal action resulting from an on-field incident between players at a professional sporting event isn’t unprecedented, but it’s very rare and has never happened in the NFL. But at the same time, what Garrett did was also unprecedented.As attorney Michael McCann explained for Sports Illustrated, this behavior has some intriguing elements from a law perspective:Although unlikely, Garrett’s strike on Rudolph could have a legal fallout beyond the NFL. The strike appeared to meet the elements of the crime of assault. Like in other states, assault in Ohio refers to knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm on another person. Use of a dangerous weapon can be added to the charge. While a football helmet isn’t a weapon per se, it takes the form of a weapon when used to inflict damage on another person’s skull.McCann goes on to explain that while every play in the NFL could be viewed as assault on a base level, it doesn’t hold legal value. NFL players accept that they’re going to be taking hits and it therefore isn’t an actual assault. But NFL players do not accept that they are going to have their own helmets ripped off and swung at their heads.last_img read more

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Lacey Names 2014 Historian of the Year

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of LaceyLacey Museum volunteer Richard Jones has been named as the city’s 2014 Historian of the Year by Mayor Andy Ryder and the Lacey City Council. Lacey’s Historical Commission unanimously approved the nomination in recognition of Jones’ breadth of knowledge about the early days of Lacey’s incorporation and volunteer work at the museum.Jones served on the first Lacey City Council in 1966, giving a presentation to Council late last year describing the early days of incorporation and the first Council meetings. He has been a regular volunteer at the museum for the past year and his knowledge of Lacey’s early history has aided in cataloguing and organizing its collection.The award was made during the city’s observance of Lacey History Month, which encourages citizens in discovering and celebrating Lacey’s 162 years of history during the month of June and throughout the year.For more information on the Historian of the Year program or the Lacey Historical Commission, please call the Lacey Parks and Recreation department at (360) 491-0857, or the Lacey Museum at (360) 438-0209.last_img read more

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Southland Football Earns 17 Selections to HERO Sports All-America Team

first_imgTHIRD-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Lane Clark, Tennessee State, Sr.P – Ian Berryman, Western Carolina, Jr.RS – Rashid Shaheed, Weber State, Fr.RS – Juwan Petit-Frere, Southeastern Louisiana, So.LS – Brandon Godse, South Dakota, Sr.ST – Isaiah White, Stony Brook, Jr. FIRST-TEAM OFFENSEQB – Chris Streveler, South Dakota, Sr.QB – Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State, Sr.RB – Dominick Bragalone, Lehigh, Jr.RB – Josh Mack, Maine, So.OL – Aaron Stinnie, James Madison, Sr.OL – Brandon Parker, N.C. A&T, Sr.OL – Austin Kuhnert, North Dakota State, Sr.OL – Jacob Ohnesorge, South Dakota State, Sr.OL – Justin Lea, Jacksonville State, Sr.OL – Skyler Phillips, Idaho State, Sr.WR – Keelan Doss, UC Davis, Jr.WR – Jaelon Acklin, Western Illinois, Sr.WR – Nathan Stewart, Sam Houston State, So.TE – Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State, Sr.AP – Davion Davis, Sam Houston State, Jr. Jeremiah Briscoe was named a first team quarterback with fellow Bearkats Nathan Stewart and Davion Davis joining him on the top offensive list. Stewart was selected as a wide receiver while Davis was tabbed as the first team offensive all-purpose player. The league’s selection total of 17 HERO All-Americans is more than doubles last season’s total of seven. THIRD-TEAM OFFENSEQB – Brad Mayes, Lehigh, Jr.QB – Hayden Hildebrand, Central Arkansas, Sr.RB – Marquell Cartwright, N.C. A&T, Jr.RB – Tevin McCaster, Youngstown State, Jr.OL – David Reese, Montana, Sr.OL – Brody Kern, Delaware, Sr.OL – Jacob Judd, Western Illinois, Sr.OL – Justin Spencer, Youngstown State, Sr.OL – Dylan Cline, Jacksonville State, Sr.OL – Ben Huss, Duquesne, Sr.WR – Jesper Horsted, Princeton, Sr.WR – Elijah Marks, Northern Arizona, Sr.WR – Justin Watson, Penn, Sr.WR – Dontez Byrd, Tennessee Tech, Sr.TE – Andrew Vollert, Weber State, Sr.AP – De’Lance Turner, Alcorn State, Sr. SECOND-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Lorran Fonseca, Nicholls, Jr.P – Keith Wrzuszczak, Eastern Kentucky, Sr.RS – Justice Shelton-Mosley, Harvard, Jr.RS – Desmond Hite, UIW, So.RS – Khris Gardin, N.C. A&T, Jr.LS – Hunter Winstead, Liberty, Sr.ST – Mozai Nelson, Maine, Jr. FIRST-TEAM DEFENSEDL – Andrew Ankrah, James Madison, Sr.DL – Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State, Sr.DL – P.J. Hall, Sam Houston State, Sr.DL – Anthony Ellis, Charleston Southern, Sr.LB – Darius Leonard, S.C. State, Sr.LB – Nick DeLuca, North Dakota State, Sr.LB – Brett Taylor               , Western Illinois, Sr.LB – Garrett Dolan, Houston Baptist, Sr.DB – Taron Johnson, Weber State, Sr.DB – Mike Basile, Monmouth, Sr.DB – Davontae Harris, Illinois State, Sr.DB – Jordan Brown, James Madison, Sr.AP – Detrez Newsome, Western Carolina, Sr. THIRD-TEAM DEFENSEDL – Jaison Williams, Austin Peay, So.DL – Ahmad Gooden, Samford, Jr.DL – Chris Stewart, Sam Houston State, Jr.DL – Chris Terrell, Central Arkansas, So.LB – Brandon Bryant, Lafayette, Sr.LB – De’Arius Christmas, Grambling State, Jr.LB – Jalyn Williams, Prairie View A&M, Sr.LB – Josh Buss, Montana, Jr.LB – Kyre Hawkins, James Madison, Sr.DB – Rashad Robinson, James Madison, Jr.DB – Taylor Henkle, Kennesaw State, Jr.DB – Elijah Campbell, Northern Iowa, Sr.DB – Tremon Smith, Central Arkansas, Sr.AP – Malik Duncan, Saint Francis, Jr. SECOND-TEAM OFFENSEQB – Kyle Lauletta, Richmond, Sr.QB – Devlin Hodges, Samford?, Jr.RB – Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State, Sr.RB – Bruce Anderson, North Dakota State, Jr.OL – Timon Parris, Stony Brook, Sr.OL – Stetson Dagel, South Dakota, Sr.OL – Matthew Schmidt, Furman, Sr.OL – John Cook, Central Arkansas, Jr.OL – Daniel Cooney, San Diego, Jr.OL – Maea Teuhema, Southeastern Louisiana, Jr.WR – Troy Pelletier, Lehigh, Sr.WR – Kelvin McKnight, Samford?, Jr.WR – Neil O’Connor, New Hampshire, Jr.TE – Andy Schumpert, Furman, Sr.AP – Chandler Burks, Kennesaw State, Jr. Two offensive linemen earned second team distinctions in Southland Offensive Lineman of the Year John Cook of Central Arkansas and Southeastern’s Maea Teuhema. Fellow Lion Sione Teuhema was named a second team linebacker while UCA’s George Odum was chosen as a second team defensive back.center_img HERO Sports ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference earned 17 spots on the 2017 HERO Sports FCS All-America team, announced Wednesday. Sam Houston State headlines with four first team selections. Central Arkansas’ Hayden Hildebrand was tabbed as a third team quarterback while three conference players earned third team defense spots: defensive linemen Chris Stewart (Sam Houston State), Chris Terrell (UCA) and and UCA defensive back Tremon Smith. Rounding out the league’s picks is third team return specialist Juwan Petit-Frere of Southeastern Louisiana. 2017 HERO Sports FCS All-America Team SECOND-TEAM DEFENSEDL – Jonathan Petersen, San Diego, Sr.DL – Darin Greenfield, South Dakota, So.DL – Bilal Nichols, Delaware, Sr.DL – Dalton Keene, Illinois State, Sr.LB – Jared Farley, Northern Iowa, Sr.LB – Christian Rozeboom, South Dakota State, So.LB – Sione Teuhema, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.LB – Michael Needham, Southern Utah, Sr.DB – D’Montre Wade, Murray State, Sr.DB – Marlon Bridges, Jacksonville State, So.DB – Tre Dempsey, North Dakota State, Sr.DB – George Odum, Central Arkansas, Sr.DB – Raven Greene, James Madison, Sr.AP – John Santiago, North Dakota, Jr. On the first team defense, the Southland is represented by Sam Houston State defensive lineman P.J. Hall and linebacker Garrett Dolan of Houston Baptist. UIW punter Joe Zema was voted to the top special team squad. FIRST-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Chase Vinatieri, South Dakota State, So.P – Joe Zema, UIW, Sr.RS – Xequille Harry, Weber State, Sr.RS – Kyran Moore, Austin Peay, Sr.LS – James Fisher, North Dakota State, Sr.ST – Brady May, Weber State, Jr. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State both led with five honorees each, followed by Southeastern Louisiana with three. UIW earned two selections while Houston Baptist and Nicholls both garnered one award. UIW’s Desmond Hite earned a spot as a second team return specialist while Nicholls placekicker Lorran Fonseca also collected second team honors.last_img read more

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No stopping Onuaku as he shrugs off stomach flu to deliver for Meralco

first_imgMOST READ An unstoppable force, Onuaku showed no indication of any health issues until he emerged from the dugout shortly after the game dragging his gimpy knees with a hoodie draped over his head.“I’m still sick but I just tried to give my team what I could today. I only got one more day so I’ll try to do it again,” said Onuaku, who also isn’t planning to sit out the Bolts’ game against GlobalPort on Friday.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 crown“I didn’t really know how it was gonna go, I haven’t seen my team since Friday. But they kept me involved in the game and what they wanted to do, guys were able to make some shots,” he added. “I was a gametime decision. I knew my guys needed me so I tried to give them what I could.”Playing like a true professional that he is, Onuaku gave the Bolts more than what they were expecting from him knowing he was going to be far from having his desired form. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “First, I’d like to tip my hat off to Arinze. He’s been sick the last few days. He hasn’t practiced with us and he came from the hospital,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“I would like to tip my hat off to him for playing really, really well. He gives us exactly what we need, rebounds and post-play.”Onuaku, who was named Best Import in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup, went 14-of-15 from the field as he dominated Columbian’s import CJ Aiken.ADVERTISEMENT Arinze Onuaku. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArinze Onuaku flexed his right arm in front of Meralco’s bench after hitting his final basket late in a win over Columbian on Wednesday.Hard to believe Onuaku played through a stomach virus that kept him in the hospital for the past several days including game day after doing the heavy lifting with 30 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, three steals and four blocks in 43 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 View comments FEU’s UAAP Finals return product of ‘trusting the process’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Citizens in Region 6 deserve better health care

first_imgDear Editor,It’s very much unfortunate but I am compelled to criticise a sector that I am mandated to oversee by the Regional Democratic Council Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). The regional health system has been in crisis since the assumption of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government in 2015. One of the major reasons is that the person who manages the most critical sector doesn’t even have a clue about public health. Let us give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he had accumulated a few years of experience but it is unacceptable for him to claim publicly that the Skeldon Hospital crisis, where drugs and medical supplies shortages led to a crisis, was caused by some internal communications glitches. In other countries, such a response would have warranted a termination. In the health system there should be no room for any excuses by senior Government officials, because the Government is gambling with people’s lives.Since 2015, Region Six has seen increases in the salaries of the upper management of key health institutions, such as the administrator for Skeldon Hospital, the National Psychiatric Hospital, the Port Mourant Hospital, and the Mibikuri Hospital.The management of the Region Six health sector is costing taxpayers’ millions, and as such, deficiency must not be tolerated by this APNU/AFC Government because they want to satisfy a few political allies at the expense of people’s lives. This APNU/AFC Government is managing a hospital with 60 per cent drugs, while Moses Nagamootoo, David Granger and other Ministers are receiving health care in Ireland, USA and Canada. This is an insult to hard-working taxpayers of this country. We demand better healthcare delivery in Guyana.Respectfully,Zamal HussainChairmanRegional HealthCommitteeRegion Sixlast_img read more