September 20, 2020

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas: Jose Mourinho trusts us and we trust him

first_img Press Association “I don’t think Mou will be sacked,” the 28-year-old told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope. “The coach trusts us and we trust him. “We all have to work together to come out of this bad spell. “The level of play at Chelsea does not correspond with the results, but I’m certain that we will improve. “I feel good and I trust this group.” Earlier this month, Fabregas denied reports that he was organising a “mini-revolt” at Chelsea and reiterated he was happy to work under Mourinho. “I don’t know where that came from,” the former Arsenal captain said. “Someone invented a story saying that I was leaking information from the changing room. “I have dignity and I had to defend myself. “My relationship with Mourinho is good, as always.” Fabregas is training in Madrid with Spain’s national team ahead of Friday’s international friendly against England in Alicante. Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists manager Jose Mourinho has the full backing of his players despite the Blues’ dismal start to their Barclays Premier League title defence. center_img Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Stoke was Chelsea’s seventh league loss and saw the London club head into the international break 16th in the standings, with just 11 points from 12 games. The result left Mourinho’s future looking more uncertain than ever, but the Portuguese, who was unable to attend Saturday’s contest due to a one-match stadium ban, retains the trust of his squad, according to Fabregas. last_img read more

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September 17, 2020

Chiefs : Harper has strong start in Triple-A with two hits for Syracuse

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ It didn’t take long for Bryce Harper to hit his stride in his first action in Triple-A.After a rough spring with the Washington Nationals in which he struck out 11 times in 28 at-bats, Harper saw immediate results in his first game with the Syracuse Chiefs. He tormented Rochester Red Wings starting pitcher P.J. Walters, opening the season with two hits in his first two trips to the plate.‘I think the best thing was me getting sent down to Triple-A and really getting on that grind every day, working in the cage and getting my routine back,’ Harper said. ‘I think that’s the big thing me and (hitting coach) Troy Gingrich have been working on and he does a lot of things well for us, works with every single guy on our club and he’s a really big help for all of us.’Through six innings, Syracuse’s only two hits against Rochester pitching belonged to Harper. The Chiefs fell behind by seven runs in the top of the seventh inning and were unable to make a comeback, falling 7-4 to Rochester in front of a generous 6,178 fans on opening day at Alliance Bank Stadium on Thursday. Harper finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, single and strikeout in his debut with Syracuse.The 19-year-old, batting fifth, showed immediate maturity at the plate during his first at-bat battling from behind 0-2 in the count before knocking the seventh pitch of the plate appearance down the right field line for a double and his first hit at the Triple-A level.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHarper added a one-out single and a stolen base in the fourth inning, but the next two Chiefs batters were sent down in order.‘I’m sure he was nervous like everyone else in his first experience in Triple-A and I thought his first ‘AB’ he battled, they pitched him tough, they pitched him inside,’ Chiefs manager Tony Beasley said. ‘He did a nice job staying in there and competing and got his first double and then his next AB he got a base hit as well.‘I’m happy with how he handled himself today.’The Chiefs struggled to plate Harper when he got on base, enabling the Red Wings to jump out to a two-run lead by the sixth inning.Harper finally got his turn to try and push through a run with a baserunner on first base in that same inning. But Red Wings manager Gene Glynn immediately signaled to the bullpen to bring in left-handed pitcher Tyler Robertson to face Harper. Robertson fooled Harper with an off-speed pitch during that at-bat with the count at 1-2, and Harper struck out swinging.The Chiefs stranded five runners on base through six innings.‘I think he had two hits and he had runners on and I don’t think they wanted him to face a righty again,’ Beasley said.’He’s going to be up against that, it’s baseball.’With Syracuse’s offense sputtering, the Red Wings jumped out to a seven-run lead in the seventh making the most of three early errors.The Chiefs dug out of the rut in the seventh, behind Seth Bynum’s two-run single to left field that was aided by an error from Rochester outfielder Rene Tosoni. Syracuse sliced two more runs off that deficit to make it a 7-4 lead.Harper came up to the plate with two outs and a runner on second, but he had wasted all his magic in the first half of the game. He hit a sharp ground ball to second base that was smothered by Red Wings second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka to end the rally.Harper ended the afternoon with the only multi-hit game for the Chiefs, putting together a solid performance in his first action of the season. And he knows that this is the beginning of the trip to getting the major leagues.And Harper lived up to the billing on Thursday.‘It’s a blessing being out there every single day,’ Harper said. ‘I love being out there and it’s a blessing to be in Triple-A and to be out there with the guys I’m with. I just try to live for today and just play for today and not worry about two weeks or a week or tomorrow.’adtredin@syr.educenter_img Published on April 5, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

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September 17, 2020

Transfer Student Community aims to help transfers

first_imgThe newly initiated Transfer Student Community hopes to bridge the gap between transfer students and the USC community at large. In a process that started in Fall 2015, transfer student and senior business administration major Nicole Daviau, founded the Transfer Student Community as an official club at USC on the first day of the semester.Daviau explained her experiences as a transfer student and the large gap in services and recognition for transfer students on campus.“I was a lost spring transfer admit. Basically my whole first year I was trying to navigate resources on my own,” Daviau said. “You don’t get any specialty treatment … It is an unmet need on campus. here I am two years in. I am just starting to get what USC is about and I have to leave.”Daviau said that many opportunities for transfer students to succeed are squandered by the rocky transition from their previous institutions to USC. Transfer students have for a long time struggled to fit into the academic and social fabric of USC. They arrive on campus after the traditional freshmen arrive from the high school classroom.Daviau hopes to transform the Transfer Student Community into an organization which can begin to address the issues and serve as a proper forum for a problem-free transition to USC. Currently, the group is ramping up both faculty and student support.“There are a few supporters, —Karios Llobrera and Lena Njoku— in academic counseling services … I reached out to [Assistant Vice Provost] David Glasgow and will be meeting in the next few weeks,” Daviau said. “In past events, we couldn’t get large enough facilities or enough food. I look at it as a ground-breaking semester.”The Transfer Student Community hopes to address key issues faced by transfer students on campus.“I spend lots of time in between classes just wandering around.” Daviau said. “[Resources on campus such as TransferMation] do spring admit and transfer mixers and things like that but most transfers arrive at eight am and leave at six, when most of these events are in the evenings.”Jordan Lachica, a junior transfer student majoring business administration, found the community’s aid in networking and guidance in the benefits of the new Transfer Student Commuity.“Socializing with other transfers and finding your way through campus, navigating the resources, would be a benefit of the [Transfer Student Community],” Lachica said.Daviau said that a lounge and lockers are needed for transfer students. As Daviau explained, to travel home for lunch is simply a luxury that many transfer students, and often times commuters, simply don’t have. Daviau said the goal is for the Transfer Student Community to have flexible meeting times which cater to transfer student schedules on campus.last_img read more

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September 16, 2020

Badgers begin Big Ten play against rival Penn State after first loss of season

first_imgFollowing a two-game road trip to Seattle for the Big Ten/Pac-12 Showcase, the No. 5 Wisconsin volleyball team returns to the University of Wisconsin Field House Wednesday night to take on a conference rival, No. 3 Penn State.The previously fourth-ranked Badgers (9-1) kept their undefeated season alive during the first game of the west coast swing, taking down the No. 10 USC Trojans in four sets. The following night, however, Wisconsin fell to the then-ranked No. 5 Washington Huskies in a close five-set match.UW and Washington subsequently swapped places in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll this week.Wisconsin went up two sets to one in the Huskies match, but went flat in the fourth set, losing 25-16. The fifth set was much closer, but the Huskies edged out the Badgers 15-12 and sent UW home with its first loss of the 2014 season.Head coach Kelly Sheffield felt the late start time may have led to the Badgers’ late struggles.“It was midnight our time [Central time by the end of the match],” Sheffield said. “I don’t know if we just took a nap in there. We weren’t sharp.”The Badgers will be excited to be back on Central time for this marquee matchup against another top five-ranked program in Penn State (12-1). The two teams met three times last season, most notably in the National Championship game, where the Nittany Lions downed the Badgers in four sets.Penn State ends Wisconsin’s post-season cinderella runIn one of the most unanticipated post-season streaks in program history, the Wisconsin volleyball team fell to Penn State 3-1 Read…Despite the history between these teams, sophomore setter Lauren Carlini insists the Badgers are focused on the present.“We’re worrying about this year because it’s two very different teams,” Carlini said. “Getting better is one of our main things. Going into every match [with the mentality of] ‘get better.’”Carlini is coming off a monster weekend, as she averaged 12.89 assists per set against USC and Washington. Her 61 assists in the five-set match against Washington was a season-high. Those numbers earned her Big Ten Co-Setter of the Week, the second time she has received that award this season.Carlini says the multitude of players hitting the ball well consistently for Wisconsin has made her job easy lately.“I can’t pinpoint one hitter who’s been hitting off the charts,” Carlini said. “[Kelli] Bates has been progressing really well as a freshman. She’s learning new shots everyday and learning a lot. Ellen [Chapman] has had some great games, and she’s one of our go-to hitters. [Courtney Thomas] has been hitting huge numbers lately.”Carlini also has stepped up her defensive game. She ranks second on the team with 2.97 digs per set and has even been involved in the blocking game, averaging 0.70 blocks per set over her last six matches.Leading the defensive charge is junior libero Taylor Morey, who had a career-high 29 kills in both matches last week. Her performance earned her a spot on the all-tournament team. She leads the Big Ten with 5.56 digs per set.Her and the coaching staff will have their hands full with a lethal Penn State attack coming to Madison.“For me it’s the same mentality going into every match,” Morey said. “We’re not scoring any points when the ball hits the floor on our side, so it’s important for me to keep the ball off the floor and to protect our side of the net.”Sheffield said Penn State’s physicality and depth create matchup problems and make them difficult to beat.“They’re physical and there’s no question about it. And they’re athletic and big,” Sheffield said. “And they’re deep across the net. They can go to a lot of different people.”The Nittany Lions feature four players who average more than 2.50 kills per set. Leading the offensive juggernaut for Penn State is freshman outside hitter Ali Frantti, who averages 3.44 kills per set.Senior setter Micha Hancock conducts the high-powered Penn State offense, averaging 11.31 assists per set. She is a dangerous server, as well, averaging 1.17 aces per set and already having 49 aces on the season.While the competition heightens for the Badgers, Carlini says the team is ready to rise to the occasion and put that loss to Washington behind them.“It was a little disappointing,” Carlini said of the loss. “But, again, it’s Big Ten Conference time now, you can’t be thinking about preseason anymore, and we’re just gonna bounce back the best way we can and find a way to win this next match coming up.”Wednesday’s match against Penn State is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the UW Field House.last_img read more

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August 28, 2020

Capital One Cup Review: City and Villa bounce back, Everton survive scare

first_imgManchester City swept aside Sunderland in the League Cup third round to add to Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat’s woes.Sergio Aguero opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Patrick van Aanholt fouled Jesus Navas.Kevin de Bruyne shot past Vito Mannone, who then scored an unwitting own goal when Raheem Sterling’s shot hit the post, struck him and went in.Sterling completed the first-half rout from De Bruyne’s cross, before Ola Toivonen netted a late consolation.This was a fifth defeat in eight matches for Sunderland, who are bottom of the Premier League before their trip to Manchester United on Saturday.By contrast, League Cup holders City rebounded impressively from their first defeat of the season against West Ham on Saturday. Record signing De Bruyne was once again influential on only his second start for the club.For Sunderland, the sole bright spot was the performance of debutant full-back DeAndre Yedlin, who supplied the cross for Toivonen’s goal.Rudy Gestede headed the only goal of the game as Aston Villa edged through to the fourth round of the League Cup with a derby victory over Birmingham City.The Benin striker powerfully nodded in left-back Jordan Amavi’s left-wing cross from 10 yards just after the hour mark. Blues had the better of a highly charged first half at Villa Park.But Villa got on top after the break to earn victory over Gary Rowett’s side.The visitors went closest in the first half through an angled shot from Jacques Maghoma, who also volleyed over when well placed.And lively teenager Demarai Gray should have done better with a weak chipped free-kick straight at home keeper Brad Guzan.  Unbeaten Leicester ended West Ham’s three-match winning run on the road to progress into the fourth round of the League Cup with an extra-time winner.Hammers keeper Adrian produced several brilliant saves but Andy King’s header with four minutes left won the match.Twenty-year-old striker Joe Dodoo, who hit a hat-trick in the previous round, opened the scoring with a fine finish from 10 yards.Mauro Zarate levelled midway through the first half with a 25-yard drive.Slaven Bilic’s Hammers have won all three of their Premier League away games this season – at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City – but were beaten by a Foxes side sitting fourth in the table. The tie looked destined for a penalty shootout until King guided a Christian Fuchs cross into the top corner.It was rough luck on Adrian, who denied Jeff Schlupp and Riyad Mahrez, as Leicester dominated the final half-hour.Earlier, Leicester academy product Dodoo steered home from 15 yards on his full home debut, before Zarate beat Mark Schwarzer with a 25-yard shot that deflected off defender Marcin Wasilewski. Premier League Bournemouth survived a scare against Preston to reach the League Cup fourth round on penalties. Shaun MacDonald’s looping header gave Bournemouth the lead but substitute Jordan Hugill nodded the Championship side level to force extra time.The Cherries took the lead again through Marc Pugh’s close-range strike before Daniel Johnson levelled from the penalty spot.Johnson had the decisive penalty saved by Adam Federici in the shootout.Hugill and Alan Browne also had penalties saved, with home keeper Jordan Pickford denying Dan Gosling, as Bournemouth won the shootout 3-2.The Lilywhites, who knocked Premier League Watford out in the previous round, were deservedly behind at the break after MacDonald took advantage of some poor defending to open the scoring. Simon Grayson’s men rallied after the break, though, and Hugill got on the end of Greg Cunningham’s cross from the left to head a leveller with six minutes left.Pugh was at the centre of the action in extra time, stabbing home after Josh King’s shot was blocked, before Johnson punished his handball from the penalty spot.Everton survived a scare against Reading as they came from behind to win their League Cup third-round tie.Championship side Reading took a first-half lead through striker Nick Blackman as he finished a deep Ola John cross.Ross Barkley volleyed in a low left-foot shot to equalise after the break as the hosts failed to clear a corner.Gerard Deulofeu completed the comeback shortly after with a free-kick from 25 yards which Ali Al-Habsi could only parry onto the inside of the post.Reading manager Steve Clarke made eight changes to his starting line-up, but it was the Royals who had the better of the first-half chances as Blackman forced two smart saves out of Joel Robles in the Everton goal.Robles was again called in to action as Aaron Tshibola struck a fierce right-foot shot and centre-back Jake Cooper was just out of reach of finishing the resulting corner as he slid in at the back post.But Everton’s escape was short-lived as Blackman bundled in at the far post for his seventh goal of the season to give Reading a deserved lead.–The Capital One Cup is live and exclusive to DSTV SuperSport. 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August 26, 2020

Sports figures have varied feelings about Donald Trump election

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> The day after, Jamal Crawford only wanted to talk basketball.One of the NBA’s all-time best sixth man (and one of the most media friendly) had never really spoken out about politics, at least not like this. But, Donald Trump’s candidacy for president of the United States, it touched a nerve.Crawford began tweeting about the election during the debates, saying he was “shocked” Trump had made it this far. He began retweeting Hillary Clinton. He got invested.And then, she lost. Wednesday, Crawford told Clippers officials he’d talk to the press after the team’s shootaround, but he would only take basketball questions. He said the same thing to the reporters and to the television cameras.Less than three minutes later, he couldn’t stay silent any longer.“You guys can ask something else if you want,” he said.Crawford was ready to answer.“I guess the people have spoken,” Crawford said. In the hours after Trump became the country’s president-elect, guys who shoot baskets, guys who put on pads and helmets and guys who throw baseballs decided not to stick to sports.“If you just watch the debates and all the things that came out of it, you’re almost like, there’s no way this can continue on. It’s almost like a train wreck, everybody’s watching it and everybody had comments,” Crawford said. “…So, it’s amazing. Where amazing happens.”Crawford’s teammate, Chris Paul, was active in the build-up to the election, participating in public service announcements encouraging people to vote.He called last night’s election results “kind of tough.”“But, at the same time, you have to move on and move forward. I think the toughest part is watching the whole experience with (my son) Lil’ Chris and my wife. My daughter was sleeping,” Paul said. “Just explaining to him what’s happening and going through this process with him … it’s part of America, the freedom to vote. “And, we move on.”Not every pro athlete in Los Angeles was disappointed. Rams running back Chase Reynolds tweeted “Make America great again!!” Jack McQuaide, the Rams’ long snapper, called Trump a “Clinton democrat.” And Rams tight end Temarrick Hemingway tweeted, “If y’all believe in God, Trump being President should be no problem. #BelieveInGod”Others were more scathing on social media. “Tonight’s result affects me none because I’m rich, white and male. Yet, it’ll be a long time until I’m able to sleep peacefully,” Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy tweeted. UCLA senior receiver Eldridge Massington corrected an “I love America” tweet with “AmeriKKKa.”USC senior Zach Banner tweeted, “For the 1st time in a while I’m going to bed afraid 4 my life. Our country just became a hateful, scary, & violent place. All thanks to him.”’Officials for Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympic bid issued a statement congratulating Trump despite LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman being a major contributor to Hilary Clinton’s campaign.“LA 2024 congratulates President-elect Donald J. Trump and appreciates his longstanding support of the Olympic movement in the United States,” LA 2024, the local bid committee said in a statement Wednesday. “We strongly believe the Olympics and LA 2024 transcend politics and can help unify our diverse communities and our world.”One of the harshest criticisms came from Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy who used his entire availability Wednesday to voice his disappointment with the result. Van Gundy told reporters he felt Trump was “brazenly racist” and that “we have just thrown a good part of our population under the bus.”Clippers coach Doc Rivers took a different approach.He opened his pregame press conference Wednesday night with a message of optimism instead of one of disappointment. The sun came up today, he said. Trump was underestimated. He won, and now people were going to have get back up and keep fighting. “Honestly, you guys know I know, I guess, President Trump. That’s the first time I’ve said that. Oh boy,” Rivers said. “And he was underestimated. He really was from the beginning. And, I think we talk about in sports every night, don’t underestimate your opponent. And, after defeat, the sun comes back up and you get back to work. In the political process, the way to get back to work is to actually get out and vote, you know, instead of protest. A lot of people didn’t vote, and then they wake up the next morning, and they’re upset. And, I think, the one thing this thing taught me again, is how powerful the vote is.”Rivers, who himself has been the victim of racism, said he was positive the country would be OK.“Donald Trump is going to be fine as President. That’s something I never thought I would have to say. Honestly,” he said. “At the end of the day, he will be because I just believe America, overall, works. There’s a Congress, a Senate, and it’s going to work out. But, if you don’t like it, you have two years from now to change it – not the President – but you can change the Congress. You can change the Senate. If you don’t like it, change it. And, you change it by either running or voting.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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August 16, 2020

What was the Result of Football Match BiH – Belgium?

first_imgThe national football team of BiH lost in Brussels from the team of Belgium with the score 4: 0 in the second round of Group H in the qualifications for the World Championship which will be held in Russia in 2018.In the first 15 minutes of the match, Belgium imposed its style of play and constantly put pressure on the last line of our defense that consisted of Bicakcic, Spahic and Zukanovic in formation 3-5-2.Domestic team almost took a lead in the 18th minute. Bicakcic returned the ball to Begovic, but he did it very poorly, but the goalkeeper of our national team managed to get there before Mertens and eliminate the danger.Belgians asked for a penalty in the 23rd minute. Zukanovic slided in front Mertens but the referee Atkinson stayed silent.Team of Belgium took the lead in the 26th minute. Beautiful action of Belgians was followed by Meunier who centered and the former captain of Dragons, Emir Spahic, finished it with auto goal. The ball went through a penalty shot and Spahic reacted poorly and checkmated our goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.Just three minutes later, Belgium increased the lead to 2: 0. Mato Jajalo lost a ball in front of our goal stands, Dries Mertens passed to Eden Hazard who went out alone against Asmir Begovic. The Belgian routinely passed his club colleague from Chelsea and sent the ball into an empty net.Belgium continued with attacks, and in the 31st minute Vertonghen shot over the goal.Begovic saved our team just three minutes before the end of the first half. Mertens passed the ball to Lukaku but our goalkeeper managed to stop him.After exactly one hour, team of Belgium scored third goal at the match. After a corner kick from the left side, Mertens passed the ball to Alderweireld, who scored.Bazdarevic made the first substitution in the 64th minute when Milan Djuric replaced Ibisevic.Happiness was the ally of our Dragons in the 66th minute. Carrasco and Lukaku went to Begovic, player of Atletico Madrid passed to the player of Everton, who missed the empty net from the distance of only five meters.Djuric could score honorary goal in the 68th minutes, but he hit the goal stand of Belgium team. The second substitute in our team took place in the 73rd minute when Visca replaced Jajalo.Belgians scored their fourth goal in the 79th minute. Lukaku received the ball and scored for 4: 0.Pjanic left the match in 82nd minute, when he was replaced by Gojko Cimirot. Djuric had the last chance for the Dragons in the 89th minute, who shot after a corner, the ball went right across the middle of the goal and Courtois had no problem in catching it.The match ended with the final score 4:0 for the team of Belgium.(Source: E. B./ read more

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August 14, 2020

Fantasy Injury Updates: Derrick Henry, Jordan Howard, James Conner, more RBs impact Week 13 start ’em, sit ’em calls

first_imgMORE WEEK 13: Start/sit | Sleepers | BustsMatt Breida injury newsAn ankle injury has kept Matt Breida out of the past two games, but he’s gotten in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday, which bodes well for his chances of suiting up on Sunday in Baltimore.Breida is nothing more than a FLEX given how San Francisco splits touches among its RBs, but his big-play upside gives him more value than most committee backs. WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST  | KickerDerrick Henry injury updateUPDATE: Henry practiced Friday and is not on Tennessee’s final injury report.Henry exited practice early on Wednesday because of a sore hamstring, but he returned to practice on Thursday and should be in good shape for this Sunday’s game against the Colts. There’s a good chance Henry is still listed as “questionable” depending on his activity on Friday, but for now, it doesn’t look like fantasy owners need to pick up handcuff Dion Lewis. WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver |  Tight endIs Jordan Howard playing Week 13?Howard (shoulder) hasn’t played in the past two games, and as of Wednesday, he still hasn’t been cleared for contact. Barring a big late-week improvement, he seems likely to miss Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.Obviously, fantasy owners will have to pay attention to the practice reports, but it looks like Miles Sanders will be in play as an RB2 against the Dolphins porous run defense. Jay Ajayi would be a deep sleeper in standard leagues, as well.WEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPIs James Conner playing Week 13?UPDATE: Conner is officially listed as “doubtful” for Sunday’s game. Early in the week, Conner (shoulder), who has missed the past two games, said “it’ll be a little longer” in reference to how long he’ll be out. However, he returned to the practice field on Thursday for the first time since aggravating his injury. It was just a limited session, but it still gives him a chance to play this Sunday against the Browns. If Conner plays, it seems unlikely he’ll receive a full complement of carries, making this a messy situation for not only himself, but also Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell Jr. Conner will be tough to sit in a favorable matchup, but he’ll be a risk either way. If Conner is out, Snell seems likely to dominate carries like he did last week, giving him legit RB2 value. Samuels will be in the mix on receiving downs, giving him some PPR FLEX value. MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderDamien Williams injury updateUPDATE: Williams has officially been ruled “out” for Sunday’s game. Williams (ribs) hasn’t practiced this week, and considering Kansas City was on bye last week, that’s not a good sign for his availability for Sunday’s game against Oakland.If Williams is out, LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams would split carries. Darrel led the team in carries in Kansas City’s last game after Damien exited, but McCoy was also banged up that game. It’s tough to say which has more value, but with Darrel more active in the receiving game, we like him a little more, especially in PPR formats. Fantasy football owners got an early notice that Marlon Mack will be out again, and they’ve been prepared to go down to game time with Jordan Howard, James Conner, Damien Williams, and Matt Breida. But Derrick Henry? That mid-week development was certainly not welcome. Week 13 start ’em, sit ’em decisions won’t be easy, especially if these key RBs are out. Here are the latest injury updates so you can hunt for sleepers and make any necessary late-week waiver wire pickups.For updates on injured WRs, such as Adam Thielen, Odell Beckham Jr., Golden Tate, click here; for news on banged-up TEs Evan Engram, Zach Ertz, David Njoku, and more, go here. Follow us for more news and updates on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.last_img read more

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August 5, 2020

The fourth edition of football tournament will scout for young talent to represent India…

first_imgAdvertisement 1prNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8a22gWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9uoi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) iWould you ever consider trying this?😱0dCan your students do this? 🌚p7Roller skating! Powered by Firework With an aim to empower marginalized sections of the society via sports, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), under the aegis of its CSR theme ‘Ek India Happywala’ sponsored the fourth consecutive edition of ‘SPN National Inclusion Cup 2020’ in association with the FIFA awarded charitable organization ‘Slum Soccer’. The only national football tournament of its kind for underprivileged youth was kicked off today at the Miramar Beach, Goa where matches will be played from 28th February to 3rd March 2020.Advertisement This year, the annual championship tournament will be spread over five days and will see the participation of young athletes from across India. Youth from different states of India like Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Gujarat, and Maharashtra will be participating in the unique tournament.Advertisement SPN firmly believes that the youth are the torchbearers for a better future of the country. Sport is a perfect medium that transcends race, religion, language and gender while simultaneously providing an equal platform and chance to further their dreams via fair representation of their skills at national and international levels. Out of 52 teams and 520 participants, the best performing 16 players, eight men and 8 women will be selected to represent Team India to compete against 63 nations at the 18th edition of ‘The Homeless World Cup 2020’ in Finland in June 2020.The SPN National Inclusion Cup concept pioneered by Prof. Vijay Barse, promotes and encourages the development of sports at grassroots level by setting positive pathways for the youth and imparting life skills for community leadership. The inaugural ceremony in Goa will be graced and flagged off by Brahmanand Sankhwalkar – Arjuna Awardee and ex-India football captain, VM Prabhudesai, Executive Director – Sports Authority of Goa, Andy Hook, Ex-Director – Homeless World Cup and David Duke, CEO Street Soccer Scotland.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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January 11, 2020

Can’t complain

first_imgThe bracelets and the no-complaining challenge were a hit with church members, who came back looking for more bracelets, which the church gives out free. People at their offices wanted them. Family, friends, students wanted the purple bracelet and to take the 21-day challenge. By October, reporters came calling. After the initial burst of publicity, the church sent out more than 1 million free bracelets. Requests came in via the church’s Web site from around the world – Russia, South America, Asian countries. Some Pentagon employees began using the bracelets, which they kept on their desks because they weren’t allowed to wear them, says Tom Alyea, a church board member who has been coordinating the no-complaining effort. “When they find themselves complaining, they move the bracelet from one side of the desk to the other,” Alyea says. But Barbara S. Held, psychology professor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, says Bowen’s approach is misguided. Complaining is an important, necessary tool for some people, she said. “If we lived in a world in which there was nothing to complain about I think it might make perfect sense,” Held says. “But we don’t.” Held, author of the book “Stop Smiling, Start Kvetching: A 5-Step Guide to Creative Complaining,” says people cope in different ways and some people need to vent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Rev. Will Bowen tries not to complain. He wants everyone else to stop carping, too – all 6 billion of us on the planet. And his message, first preached in a sermon at his small suburban church, has caught on – even though some critics note complaining serves an important function. Last July, Bowen challenged worshippers at Christ Church Unity to quit complaining as a way to bring more prosperity into their lives. The congregation is part of the Association of Unity Churches, which offers what it calls “practical Christianity” – a way of life leading to health, prosperity, happiness and peace of mind. “When you’re focusing your attention on what’s wrong or complaining, you’re going to get more of what you’re complaining about,” Bowen says. Positive thinking isn’t a new concept, but Bowen’s spin came with a contemporary twist: the silicone bracelet. At the July sermon, Bowen handed out about 250 purple bracelets he wanted his congregants to use to remind themselves to stop complaining, criticizing or gossiping. Sarcasm was another no-no. He challenged them to refrain from complaining for 21 days because, he said, that’s how long it takes to break habits. Whenever they found themselves failing they were to switch the bracelet to the other wrist and start over. “Complaining draws all of its essence from negativity,” the 47-year-old Bowen says. “When you complain, you do it typically to attract attention or sympathy. It’s you saying, `There’s something wrong with me.’ “You’re sending out this vibrational energy into the universe that you’re a victim, and the universe responds with more negativity.” Bowen thought the challenge would be easy for him since he’s a “positive minister guy.” But he broke three bracelets after moving them from wrist to wrist so many times before making his 21 days. It took him nearly three months. last_img
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