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    What would you expect Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel’s favorite position in football to be? McDaniel was a wide receiver at Yale, and some of his early assistant coaching experience came at that position. But it’s not his favorite. With McDaniel being the mastermind behind the San Francisco 49ers’ run game the past several seasons, is it running back? Offensive line play? No, that’s not it either. It’s not even quarterback for the offensive wiz. “By far, in football, my favorite position is D-line and edge,” McDaniel said on Thursday. “I think they can be the most impactful players on the field outside of the quarterback because they dictate the terms the quarterback is able to play on and they establish the line of scrimmage.” It’s telling then why McDaniel was a fan of adding extra depth on the edge in the form of veteran Trey Flowers to a group that already looked solid. Sure, outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel has not practiced in recent weeks after having his appendix removed, which could put his status for the opener against...
    An effort to unionize minor-league baseball players came together quickly over the weekend, setting up to challenge Major League Baseball’s status quo. The MLB Players Association announced Monday it has launched a campaign aimed at minor-leaguers following support from the MLBPA’s executive board. These efforts are supported by Advocates for Minor Leaguers, which launched in 2020 as a resource for players and to raise awareness of minor-leaguers’ working conditions. In his role as the Cubs union representative, left fielder Ian Happ was aware of the behind-the-scenes efforts, noting that unionizing the minor leagues has been on the MLBPA’s radar for a little while. Happ understands this can be a complicated topic. “For these guys in the minor leagues, you want them to have better compensation, better work environments, and the biggest part is just having them be able to have a voice in what that looks like and the construction of that,” Happ said Monday before the Cubs’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. “So it’s having the support from major-league players.” To be part of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brittney Griner hasn’t been forgotten at the NBA Finals. The WNBA star has been detained in Russia for more than 100 days — wrongfully so, U.S. officials insist — and some members of the Boston Celtics are using their platform at the NBA’s title series to add their voices to the chorus of those demanding she be allowed to come home. Several players wore black T-shirts with “We Are BG” on the front in orange letters for their practice session at the NBA Finals on Saturday. Game 2 of the title series between the Celtics and Golden State Warriors is Sunday. “It’s extremely tough seeing what she’s going through,” All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum of the Celtics said. “I know everybody sees and feels that, and obviously we’re all together in support trying to bring her back to her family and things like that. Yeah, wearing those shirts today in support of her.” The shirts also had a QR code on the back, linking to an online petition seeking 300,000 signatures in support of the notion...
    Getty Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics stole Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, taking down the Golden State Warriors, 120-108. They rode the wave of a 40-16 fourth quarter, as they mounted a massive comeback in the final period of the contest. Boston’s three-point shooters got hot in the fourth, as the team went 9-for-12. Al Horford, Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, and Marcus Smart all had two triples, while Payton Pritchard tallied the last of the bunch. However, despite the team’s red-hot shooting night, one member of the Warriors was not impressed. Warriors star forward Draymond Green spoke about the Celtics’ shooting during his post-game press conference. He seemingly shrugged off their hot shooting night, throwing a jab at Horford, Smart, and White in the process. “They hit 21 threes, and Marcus Smart and Al Horford and Derrick White combined for 15 of them. The guys are good shooters, but… they combined for, what, 15 out of 8; Smart,...
    ASTON VILLA star Robin Olsen has broken his silence after he was assaulted on the pitch at Manchester City. City supporters poured onto the Etihad turf after being crowned Premier League champions following a dramatic 3-2 win over Aston Villa. 2Robin Olsen has broken his silence over his Etihad ordealCredit: Getty 2He was ‘assaulted’ by pitch-invading Man City fans after the final whistleCredit: Sky Sports Both sets of players were quickly surrounded as stewards attempted to lead them to safety. However, Villa manager Steven Gerrard revealed goalkeeper Olsen had been “attacked” in the wild scenes. Asked after the match whether his players made it to the dressing room safely, Gerrard said: “The answer is no. My goalkeeper was attacked. “I think those questions should go to Pep and Manchester City.” READ MORE IN FOOTBALLFAN SHAME Moment Villa keeper 'assaulted' by Man City pitch-invader as police launch probe City quickly issued an apology to the player and Aston Villa afterwards and vowed to ban those guilty for life. Now the 32-year-old Swedish international goalie, who has been on a season-long loan...
    One day in the books. How are everyone’s sheets? You didn’t have Colorado State or Iowa, did you? Right now, we’re in the eye of the hurricane: 16 games played over 12 hours Thursday and 16 more to be played on Friday. Meanwhile, the Women’s NCAA Tournament rolls out 16 first-round games Friday and 16 more Saturday. We can breathe on Monday — I promise. More Beltway Basketball Beat More College Basketball News Maryland (21-8) has been able to breathe for the last two weeks, as they haven’t played since March 4 when they fell to Indiana in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament 62-51. The team that began the season ranked fourth by the writers and fifth by the coaches dealt with multiple injuries that trimmed their rotation to seven players and kept starters Diamond Miller and Ashley Owusu on the shelf for extended stretches. “This year we had some tough losses, we’ve dealt with illness, we’ve dealt with injury,” guard Katie Benzan said. “This year regarding those challenges-no matter what happened, we stuck together and...
    The owner of Romanian side Steaua Bucharest has sensationally announced the club will ban all players vaccinated against Covid-19 from playing for them. Mr Gigi Becali - a Romanian businessman and politician - said he is not allowing vaccinated players to play anymore because they are 'powerless'. Becali went on to claim that people who are vaccinated against the virus die in hospitals, as opposed to those who have refused the jabs. He also claimed players at Romanian rivals CFR Cluj and Rapid Bucuresti were struggling as a result of taking the vaccine, singling out 36-year-old winger Ciprian Deac. 'You're going to laugh, but I might be right. Those vaccinated lose their strength. That's something scientific,' he said according to Romanian journalist Emanuel Rosu. 'Haven't you seen it at CFR? With Rapid, the players seemed to be fainting. They slept on the ground. All vaccinated people lose their strength! 'I also see mine, the vaccinated ones. It doesn't affect some, but it does affect those who are older. Haven't you seen [Ciprian] Deac? There is no more storm.' Gigi Becali has sensationally...
    Getty Nick Bosa of the San Francisco 49ers. The world saw a pulsating 23-20 Super Bowl win by the Los Angeles Rams over the Cincinnati Bengals in a big game that saw two lead changes and one final drive with the winning touchdown. But there was another thing noticeable from that game, especially from the members of the San Francisco 49ers who were glued to their screens between the hours of 3 p.m. PT to approximately 7:15 p.m.: The injury pileup. ALL the latest 49ers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on 49ers newsletter here! Join Heavy on 49ers! It began with the Rams’ Odell Beckham, who had to leave the game during the first half with this knee injury: Odell Beckham Jr. goes down with a non-contact knee injury. He was able to walk off on his own, and after a stint in the medical tent, he's headed back to the Rams locker room ???????????????? #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/7TGBZG11O9 — ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 14, 2022 Then came Matthew Stafford, who had to hobble...
    Alan Williams’ NFL roots are with the 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one of the great influences on coach Matt Eberflus has been Rod Marinelli, whose career also began in the Tampa-2. So it’s fair to assume the Chicago Bears will be returning to a version of what they had success with during the Lovie Smith era. But Williams, the new defensive coordinator, made it clear he wants to mesh what he’s doing schematically and from a play-calling sense with the skills of his personnel. Actions will say more than words when it comes to that, but Williams in an introductory video conference call Thursday morning did not come across as a coach that is going to be rigid in his ways. What is nonnegotiable is relentless hustle that Williams believes will lead to takeaways for a defense that hasn’t gotten enough the last three seasons. From there? “The true stamp is going to be to allow the players to do what they do well,” he said. “I may come in here and say I love...
    Longtime NHL forward Eric Staal and 2021 top draft pick Owen Power were among the players named Tuesday to Canada’s roster for the Beijing Olympics. Staal played almost 1,400 games in the NHL and won the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes. He returns to the Olympics after winning gold on home ice in 2010 in Vancouver and most recently reached the Cup Final last season with the Montreal Canadiens. Power is one of four players on the team under the age of 23 along with goaltender Devon Levi and forwards Mason McTavish and Jack McBain. The big defenseman from the University of Michigan was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres and could be playing for them as soon as later this season. Levi, who plays at Northeastern University, is expected to be Canada’s starter in net with former NHL goalie Devan Dubnyk surprisingly left off the 25-man roster. The 20-year-old is also a Buffalo prospect after being dealt there from Florida in the Sam Reinhart trade last summer. McTavish is the team’s youngest player at 18...
    The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are discussing a plan to require teams to sign replacement players in order to fill voids left by players infected by COVID-19, according to sources from the league. Many NBA owners expressed a willingness to take action to avoid postponements in the season during an NBA Board of Governors call on Friday, sources from the league said. The leaguewide plan to sign replacement players was reportedly approved by the NBA Board of Governors during the meeting. The plan would require teams to add temporary 10-day replacement players after more than five infections occur on the team to prevent the need to postpone season games, ESPN reported. Teams would be limited to three replacement players. Replacement players will not count against a team's salary cap or luxury tax, according to sources. JORDAN PETERSON SAYS HE WAS LIED TO: 'I'LL GET THE VACCINE, YOU F***ING LEAVE ME ALONE. AND DID THAT WORK? NO' The plan is proposed as a growing number of players are sidelined due to COVID-19 infections. As...
    Only unvaccinated players and those experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19 will be tested, starting Sunday, under the NFL’s revised protocols. Also, higher risk players have until 2 p.m. Monday to send written notice if they choose to opt out, according to a memo sent to clubs on Saturday and obtained by The Associated Press. The players will not be paid and the notice is irrevocable. “Medical information strongly indicates that this variant is significantly more contagious but possibly less severe than prior variants, particularly for people who are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in another memo sent to clubs. “Our experience with the omicron variant is fully consistent with this expectation – while more players and staff are testing positive, roughly two- thirds of those individuals are asymptomatic, most of the remaining individuals have only mild symptoms, and the virus appears to clear positive individuals more rapidly than was true with the delta or earlier variants. In many respects, omicron appears to be a very different illness from the one...
    The Miami Dolphins began the week of practice ahead of Sunday’s matchup with the New York Jets with four players on the reserve/COVID-19 list as of Wednesday, but they have injured players at their same positions that could return. While running backs Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed and Phillip Lindsay are in the NFL’s COVID protocols, fellow running back Malcolm Brown returned to practice Wednesday. Coach Brian Flores announced he would at his press conference ahead of Wednesday drills after stating on Monday he was hopeful Brown could practice this week. Brown had 125 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries in seven games, three of them starts before injuring his quadriceps on Oct. 24 against the Atlanta Falcons. The other Dolphin on the COVID list is rookie starting safety Jevon Holland. As the team prepares for his potential absence, Miami could be getting back its other starting safety in Brandon Jones. Jones was again at practice after missing the team’s past two games before last Sunday’s bye with an elbow injury. “We’ll take this day...
    TATTOOED footballers net 42 per cent more goals than players without inkings, a study found. But they are also more likely to get a yellow card. 1Footballers are more likely to score if they have a tattoo, and get bookedCredit: BackGrid Scientists claim those with visible tattoos, such as PSG’s Brazil star Neymar, are viewed as more aggressive — giving them a psychological edge over opponents. They reckon the body art bunch are greater risk takers, leading to more goals. The findings follow analysis of Spain’s 2018-19 LaLiga season — when more than a third of top pros had tattoos. On average they scored 2.7 goals a season compared to 1.9 for unadorned players. They had a 91 per cent chance of getting a yellow card, while those without tattoos had an 83 per cent risk. Half of players from South America were inked, compared to a third of Europeans. Researcher Dr Nicolas Kluger, a dermatologist at Finland’s Helsinki University Hospital, said: “Tattoos are associated with ego boosting, and symbolise physical strength as well as traits of aggressiveness...
    Novak Djokovic Will he defend his title? Melbourne Next season? The discrepancies seemed to be thinned out by various announcements over the past few weeks. As reported by the Australian media Age A few weeks ago, vaccination duty was specified for soldiers during the 2022 editionOpen Australia. The rules are said to have changed, and the WTA sent a message to the Veterans Council. “Clarify recently published misinformation and misinformation Players will be forced to play in next year’s Australian Open. ”Unvaccinated players will be allowed to play in the tournament but will have to go through an isolated box, while those who have been vaccinated will only have to submit a negative test once they arrive in the region. Novak Djokovic, winner of the Australian Open 2021 WTA email leaked to Players Council The content of the email was reported Game World : “We have been in constant contact with the Tennis Australian team for the past few months and they shared with us some good news during our players council call last Friday. The conditions of the players...
    Aaron Rodgers doesn’t think there’s any room in the NFL for Jon Gruden’s comments. Gruden resigned as the head coach of the Raiders after multiple emails containing offensive language leaked. Some of the most offensive parts were Gruden commenting on the lip size of DeMaurice Smith, calling Joe Biden a “nervous clueless pu**y,” and calling Roger Goodell a “faggot” and a “clueless anti football pu**y.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The face of the Green Bay Packers weighed in during a Tuesday interview with Pat McAfee and said the following in part: I can say with real honesty & pride that those opinions aren’t shared with players…It was surprising to see that the thing went so quickly, but I think that was probably the best decision for all parties involved, and hopefully we can all as a league learn and grow from this. And, hopefully it puts people on notice who have some of those same opinions. Like, ‘Hey man, it’s time to grow and evolve and change and connect. That sh*t doesn’t fly.’...
    COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — Hurricane Ida was the latest mass reminder of how things can change instantly. It was a reminder that hit close to home with the Frisco Centennial football team. Senior quarterback Tyler Rich remembered that he, “…went to school and got to talking about it with my friend Cannon and told him my cousin’s house got destroyed by a tree.” READ MORE: Small Business Owners Excited As Visitors Return, Pack The State Fair Of Texas Rich could only think of helping those who suffered devastating losses in Louisiana — including his cousins. Naturally, the first person he turned to was his senior receiver Cannon Green. After all, they’ve been best friends since they were little kids. Green said, “I told my dad we should try to do something. Community service doesn’t have to be about helping just your community of Frisco. You can help anybody anywhere.” From there, the two families came up with the ultimate game plan. “We put together a campaign drive to collect anything you needed to be forced out of your home. Anything...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Cutdown day in the NFL is never easy on anyone. The Dolphins, like the rest of the league, had to get down to 53 players on Tuesday. READ MORE: Broward Superintendent, School Board Remain Firm On Mask Mandate, Despite Penalty From Education Department It was no easy task for general manager Chris Grier as the roster is as deep as it’s been in recent years and a number of players contributed to the team with strong showings in training camp. Keep in mind, players not picked up by another team can be resigned to the practice squad. Linebacker Benardrick McKinney was a fairly big surprise, as the veteran acquired from a Houston was a starter for much of camp. The team has good depth at linebacker and the return of Elandon Roberts helped seal McKinney’s fate. In a mild surprise, the Dolphins cut three running backs in Patrick Laird, Jordan Scarlett and rookie seventh round draft pick Gerrid Doaks. READ MORE: Lauderhill PD Investigating After Student Allegedly Stabs Another With Hair Pick It seems the Dolphins will...
    All NBA team personnel who will be near players and referees must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus this season, the league told its clubs in a memo on Friday. It essentially covers anyone who will travel with teams, be around the bench areas, have access to home, visiting and referee locker rooms and those working at the scorer’s table. The league also said in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, that the policy may be updated when federal agencies release “expected guidance related to booster shots.” Team personnel will need to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 1; game-day personnel by the time of a team’s first home preseason game, which means early October. Among the groups of personnel required to have vaccinations: coaches, medical and performance staff, equipment staff, front office members, team and arena security, media relations, social media producers, facility operations workers and more. The NBA said exemptions will be made in the cases of unionized workers who cannot be forced to be vaccinated, and for those with religious or documented...
    08/24/2021 at 6:10 PM CEST This Tuesday the 22 summoned of the U-18 National Team have been published to dispute the prestigious international tournament, which will take place from August 29 to September 6 in Limoges, France. The Spanish U-18 team will face from this Sunday the ‘Lafarge FOOT Avenir‘, a tournament that brings together the best national teams of youth ages. And for this event Pablo Amo has summoned a total of 22 players, with the unique presence of Pablo Martín Paez Gavira of FC Barcelona. The players selected by the coach will participate in Bordeaux on August 31, shortly after concentrating on the French town of Limoges. The ‘Stadium of Beaublanc’ It will be the place where all the matches of the championship will be played: Spain vs Portugal September 1 at 4:00 p.m. Switzerland vs Spain on September 3 at 4:00 p.m. and finally, France vs Spain on September 5 at 3:30 p.m. The 22 players mentioned Adrián Niño Heredia (Atlético Madrileño CF), Marcos Denia Diaz...
    Just ahead of training camp, about 73% of NFL players are vaccinated and only two NFL teams have less than 50% of their members vaccinated. The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh, Miami, Carolina and Denver have the highest vaccination rates and are among 10 teams that have achieved at least 85% vaccination rates, while as of Friday, Washington and Indianapolis had the two lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates among the 32 teams in the league. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM About 73% of players have been vaccinated, according to the person who spoke to the AP about the statistics on the condition of anonymity because the league hasn’t released the numbers, per WXII 12 News. Earlier this month, the league said just under 70% of NFL players have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Players aren’t required to get vaccinated — but while players are exempt, Tier 1 and Tier 2 staffers are still required to get vaccinated, and WXII 12 News reports that teams on the lower end of the vaccination table face potential competitive disadvantages....
    Several NFL players revealed their own personal mental health battles and hope that by speaking out it will help others who might be struggling. “I still think the stigma’s pretty strong,” Solomon Thomas of the Las Vegas Raiders told Carson Daly on the “Today” show in a piece published Wednesday. Thomas shared that he sought help following the death of his sister. “That’s the one reason I didn’t come out and start speaking right away about my depression, about my journey, and about my sister’s journey, as well,” the Raiders’ star added. “I was afraid of, like, what fans would think, if teammates would think I’m soft.” (RELATED: REPORT: The NFL Regular Season Will Officially Expand To 17 Games) WATCH: DJ Chark, with the Jacksonville Jaguars, said he experienced always being “nervous,” whether or not it was “football-related” when he was at Louisiana State University. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) But when he got into the league, he worried about how his struggle would be perceived. “If you come out and you speak...
    A new study found that people who recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive did not transmit the virus to others in close proximity. Researchers evaluated more than 3,500 NBA players and staff who were in a “bubble” for last season’s playoff run to evaluate who contracted COVID-19, recovered, and were contagious. In total, researchers studied the data of 3,648 players, staff, and vendors who were forced to undergo daily COVID-19 testing between June 11, and Oct. 19 last year. During the 2020 NBA playoffs, the league created an isolation zone at Walt Disney World in Florida that was limited to players, family, and essential staff members who were contained and closely monitored. “The study’s main outcome measure was SARS-CoV-2 transmission after interaction with an individual who clinically recovered from COVID-19 but had at least one post-infection positive (test),” officials said. According to researchers, the key finding was that those who contracted and recovered from the virus did not spread the virus to others, including those who were playing and training with one another without masks on. 
“Our study suggests...
    Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike had their chances at championships for Stanford that fell short before the sisters finally celebrated one in San Antonio when the Cardinal finally got it done again. Kate Starbird, Nicole Powell, Candice Wiggins and countless others were also part of talented Stanford teams that never ended their seasons by cutting down the nets. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "It’s heartbreaking to go through that," recalled Tara VanDerveer, who completed her 35th year coaching Stanford by capturing the program's first NCAA championship since 1992. The Cardinal had made 10 Final Four appearances only to come up empty-handed since the previous championship — twice finishing as runners-up before holding off Pac-12 rival Arizona 54-53 to end the nearly three-decade drought. "It means everything," Wiggins said of seeing Stanford come through this time. The coach and her emotionally spent team returned to Northern California on Monday for a victory parade through campus after winning it all again. VanDerveer took time after winning to reflect on all of those special players, deep runs and near-misses. And how this...
    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike had their chances at championships for Stanford that fell short before the sisters finally celebrated one in San Antonio when the Cardinal finally got it done again. Kate Starbird, Nicole Powell, Candice Wiggins and countless others were also part of talented Stanford teams that never ended their seasons by cutting down the nets. “It’s heartbreaking to go through that,” recalled Tara VanDerveer, who completed her 35th year coaching Stanford by capturing the program’s first NCAA championship since 1992. The Cardinal had made 10 Final Four appearances only to come up empty-handed since the previous championship — twice finishing as runners-up before holding off Pac-12 r ival Arizona 54-53 to end the nearly three-decade drought. “It means everything,” Wiggins said of seeing Stanford come through this time. The coach and her emotionally spent team returned to Northern California on Monday for a victory parade through campus after winning it all again. VanDerveer took time after winning to reflect on all of those special players, deep runs and near-misses. And how this talented...
    JOHN Bateman is back in Super League with a message – it is not massively inferior to the NRL, as some would have you believe. The England star has returned to Wigan following a stellar stint with Canberra Raiders, with family reasons at the heart of his choice. 4 John Bateman insists Super League is not massively inferior to the NRLCredit: SWPIX.COM Bateman became arguably the world’s best back rower after emerging from a competition whose fans seemingly do a great job of talking down. Listen to some and you could be forgiven for thinking, ‘What is the point? The NRL is that much better.’ But having experienced every side Down Under, he knows that on the field there are dozens of players here that could easily cope. Bateman said: “If I’m honest with you, that was the one big thing I realised when I was over there. “You’re just another body. They all have arms, they all have legs. Over there, people are paid more money so straight away they’re looked at that as being better. 4 Bateman became...
    What to know about Atlanta-area spa shootings: Suspect charged with murder; killings inextricably tied to race, experts say Foster kids starved, beaten and molested, reports show. Few caregivers are punished. The NBA and NBPA have agreed to alter their health and safety protocols for COVID-19 for those that have been fully vaccinated, according to ESPN's Baxter Holmes. The NBA considers someone fully vaccinated 14 days after their final vaccine dose, and the changed guidelines apply to any team in which 85 percent of players and 85 percent of staff are vaccinated.  © Provided by CBS Sports According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the updated protocols for those that have been vaccinated include the following changes:  No mandatory quarantines based on exposure.  No PCR tests on off-days. PCR tests on game days can be done earlier (before 5 p.m.).  Players can go to outdoor restaurants.  Players can bring up to four guests with them on the road without prior testing. Players can leave hotel rooms at any time.  Players and staff can attend meetings in person. This includes both...
    (CNN)One of the most poignant sports speeches in recent memory came from a giant of a man, the 6-foot 10-inch Kevin Durant. It was a speech that climaxed in a standing ovation and reduced many to tears, but he wasn't talking about his accomplishments on the court; he was talking about his mother. "We weren't supposed to be here; the odds were stacked against us," he said. Choking back his own tears, Durant described the hardships that he and his older brother had endured with their young, single mom."You put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didn't eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry; you sacrificed for us." Then looking directly at his mother, Wanda, he said: "You're the real MVP."READ: 'The Fight of the Century': A divided US nation 50 years onDurant celebrates with his mother Wanda after being named Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2017.Read MoreKeeping them in lineA few months later, the NBA players made a historic decision. By an overwhelming of 32 to 4, Michele...
    Sony Playstation 5 : Epic games give 1000 V-Bucks and / or credits to all Fortnite (Save the World) and Rocket League players who buy button boxes in such games. Tim Sweeney’s company has received a preliminary approval of the agreement to which they have arrived with the different parties before the class action lawsuit registered in the United States by the loot boxes in those games. Until 2019, Epic Games offered loot boxes on the mentioned games. Players of Save the World of Fortnite could buy random button flames, which unlocked unpredictable cosmetic items. Likewise, until August 2019 in Rocket League you could buy event boxes and keys to open boxes. We are depositing 1,000 V Coins to all players in the world who randomly purchased Button Flames in Save the World before discontinuing them. No action is required, the coins will appear in your account for the next few days. Https://t.co/ihHt2OsfQ1— Fortnite_ES (@Fortnite_ES) February 22, 2021 Who will buy the loot boxes of Fortnite will receive 1000 V-Bucks, a fixed amount that does not vary regardless of...
    MANCHESTER UNITED pledged their support for Marcus Rashford — labelling the racist abuse he has received as 'vile and unacceptable'. Rashford, along with team-mates Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe, have all been abused online within the last week.  1Man Utd have pledged support for Marcus Rashford after he received racist abuseCredit: EPA Rashford took to Twitter to reveal his abuse following Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Arsenal, tweeting: “Humanity and social media at its worst.”  Greater Manchester Police are currently investigating.   United yesterday released a statement reading: “Manchester United has re-emphasised the message that racial abuse is vile and unacceptable. “More needs to be done to identify the perpetrators, as footballers continue to be on the receiving end via social media.” Director of communications Charlie Brooks added: “When it comes to the abuse the players are suffering at the moment, it’s not just an issue for our club or for football in general, it’s society’s problem. “Football becomes a lightning rod for it and these people won’t win. “The players won’t let it affect them but nobody should have to put up...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Voters decide against electing any new players to the baseball Hall of Fame for 2021; Schilling was among those eligible. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    JIGSAW puzzles have never been my thing  — the more pieces there are the more confused  it can get. There is a lot to be said for simplicity in football, it’s what makes it the beautiful game  because it  looks so easy when done well. 3Kai Havertz is yet to find his best form at Chelsea Credit: PA:Press Association It is the same in management and you won’t get more of a contrast than when Chelsea play West Ham tomorrow. For Frank Lampard at Chelsea, it is almost as if he has too many pieces in his puzzle at the moment. You wonder if he yet knows his best team. If anyone does. Where do they all fit in? I say this with regard to his two Germans in particular. I’m still waiting to see the best of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. They cost a lot and even though they’re only young lads, they came  here in the summer with big reputations.  Yet to be fulfilled, if you ask me. Successful management is all about the players. Take the sacking of Slaven Bilic...
    The Oakland A’s tendered contracts to all 10 players eligible, the team announced. So far, four of the 10 players have agreed to terms on one-year deals. All-Star first baseman Matt Olson agreed to a reported $5 million deal and Tony Kemp signed for a reported $1.05 million on Wednesday. Utility player Chad Pinder signed for $2.275 million and reliever Burch Smith for $705,000. The A’s tendered contracts to third baseman Matt Chapman, outfielder Mark Canha, RHP Chris Bassitt, LHP Sean Manaea, RHP Frankie Montas and reliever Lou Trivino. No deals for the remaining six have been announced. Olson, in his first year of arbitration at age 26, is coming off a rough 2020 campaign in which he slashed .195/.310/.424 with a .734 OPS, missing out on his third Gold Glove. Still, Olson’s ceiling is as one of the game’s most naturally powerful hitters and best first baseman. In 49 games, Kemp slashed .247/.363/.301 with a .664 OPS — a stat line demonstrating his lack of power with a knack for getting on base. Kemp, in...
    Here are the states that dont require face masks Iraqs heavily fortified Green Zone hit by rockets, killing at least one child Fowler among those still not a lock for Masters invitation AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — For the better part of the last decade, a tradition unlike any other for Rickie Fowler was getting that envelope around the holidays inviting him to the Masters. © Provided by Associated Press Rickie Fowler hits on the second fairway during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Now that's in jeopardy. Fowler tied for 29th in the Masters and dropped two spots in the world ranking to No. 48. He has finished every year in the top 50 since 2009, the year he turned pro, and he has not been outside the top 50 at any time since he reached the semifinals of the Match Play Championship in February 2014. © Provided by Associated Press Webb Simpson discusses his shot that went into the water on the 11th hole with his...
    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin defended his decision to play tight end, Vance McDonald, in Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys after missing practice days earlier because of an illness, saying he followed NFL protocol.  Tomlin addressed the media on Tuesday after four more players, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, were added to the reserve/ COVID-19 list after playing with McDonald, who tested positive on Monday.  PATRIOTS’ BELICHICK ON JETS EXIT: ‘ONE OF THE GREAT MOMENTS OF MY CAREER’ “You know, those aren’t decisions that are made by us,” Tomlin said, according to Tribune-Review. “It’s really cut and dry. It’s all in the procedural policy of covid established in New York (league offices) by the NFL.”  He continued: “As long as he is negative and not showing signs of COVID, he’s able to travel, and he was and we did.” McDonald missed Friday’s practice with an “illness” but traveled to Dallas with the team and played 24 snaps against the Cowboys -- 20 on offense and four on special teams. He was tested on Sunday and the results came back positive Monday...
    GRAEME SOUNESS claims he quit management due to modern players’ bad attitudes - just like those at Manchester United. The pundit, 67, enjoyed a stellar playing career before entering the dugout in 1986. ⚠️ Read our Man United live blog for the latest news from Old Trafford 3Graeme Souness claims the attitude of modern day footballers drove him to quit managementCredit: Getty - Contributor Souness took charge of teams including Rangers, Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers before calling it a day in 2006 after leaving Newcastle. And he says the reason he stepped away from football was due to poor attitude and a lack of responsibility from modern-day players. Souness adds that Man United’s dressing room epitomises that, blaming them for letting down under-pressure boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils ended a run of defeats to beat Everton 3-1 on Saturday. But speaking before the game, Souness called up those at United who are made of the right stuff to stand up and be counted. He told Sky Sports: “Don’t talk to me about the modern player, their attitude and...
    Immigrant Democratic doctor eyes Congress seat in red Arizona suburb A 24-year-old engineer created a website that tells you if your McDonalds has a working ice-cream machine Korn Ferry Tour players among those in field at Orange County Fall Classic The first-ever Orange County Fall Classic is set to kick off Saturday at Osiris Country Club in Walden, New York. The field is a mix of PGA Tour players, Korn Ferry Tour players, some prominent amateurs and the top club professionals in the Northeast. © Provided by Golfweek Brian Crowell, the PGA director of golf at Osiris Country Club, believes that this is “the strongest field ever assembled in this area.” Crowell’s connections as a media personality and 30 years as Metropolitan section golf professional helped attract a strong field from the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry (formerly Web.com) Tour. With entrants coming from as far away as New Hampshire and Florida, three other top entrants include Tom Lovelady, who finished tied for second at the 2018 PGA Tour Barbarsol Championship; Alex Beach, who has played in three PGA...
    Between video streaming services and social media, there are countless ways for today's teenagers to pass the time. But these social media users remember what it was like before Netflix, when box set videos, mix tapes and car cassette players were all the rave.   Reddit users from around the world have been sharing images of the things that kept them entertained as children and teenagers.  Some of the best examples were rounded up by Bored Panda, including devices that were once staples in homes and schools.  One person shared the welcome screen for now defunct Microsoft Windows XP, as they reflected on the years spent sharing a computer with their family. Another sparked memories of watching documentaries at school with a photo of a television and video player on wheels.  Bored Panda rounded up a selection of nostalgic viral images that show how technology has evolved, including now defunct Microsoft Windows XP on a shared computer  Another individual contributed a photograph of a television and video cassette player on wheels that was once used for teaching purposes  RELATED...
    The NFL announced Wednesday that Sunday’s matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers would be postponed due to the league’s first COVID-19 outbreak, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t appear to be a fan of the change in schedule. Roethlisberger was asked at a press conference on Wednesday before the league’s official announcement whether he believed it would be fair for Sunday’s game to happen as scheduled despite the Titans inability to return to their training facilities until Saturday. TITANS-STEELERS MATCHUP MOVED TO LATER DATE AS MORE POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS TESTS REPORTED "Well, we were told during training camp that this could happen if you're not diligent, you're not careful," Roethlisberger said, according to CBS Sports. "I don't know what's going on down there [In Tennessee], so I am not going to speak on them, but I'm telling you what we were told.” The veteran quarterback continued to explain that NFL teams should have been prepared for the possibility that any positive cases would result in missed practice time. “We were told that there might be a situation that if you...
    California inmate firefighters to get better chance at post-prison jobs Insider Retail: The rise and fall of McDonalds CEO, Pelotons pandemic sales skyrocket, and Whole Foods worker protest a new policy Nuggets coach on Michael Porter Jr.s comments: Keep those conversations internal The Denver Nuggets’ Game 4 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers came with some controversy around their talented rookie Michael Porter Jr. The former first-round pick had looked like a difference-maker in the first half, scoring 15 points in 16 minutes. However, his touches disappeared after halftime, with just two field goal attempts on a single possession in which he carried the ball up the floor himself after a defensive rebound. After the game, Porter said the Nuggets needed to get the ball in other players’ hands beyond stars Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray: "I mean, that's really up to the play calls, that's really up to the coaches, who they want to put the ball in whose hands. We kept going to Jokic and 'Mal, and they're two amazing players, you can never get mad at...
    LUIS SUAREZ is reportedly heading to Juventus - putting him in a very elite club. Swapping Barcelona for Juventus will mean the striker would have played with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. 16Who is truly the greatest of all-time: Messi or Ronaldo? The superstar duo have been major foes for some time with fans desperate to debate over who is the greatest. Both have enjoyed glittering careers, winning loads of trophies, scoring hundreds of goals and earning piles of personal accolades. In truth there is no way us mere mortals can truly know whether Ronaldo or Messi is the best of all-time. So we've gone to those who know them best to find out who is truly the greatest of all time. Below are 12 stars who've played alongside both during their careers - and who THEY believe to be the best ever... PAULO DYBALA 16Dybala is a current team-mate of Messi and Ronaldo - and couldn't separate the two CURRENTLY a club team-mate of Ronaldo and international pal of Messi - Dybala refused to commit to either when...
    Tim Cook stated in a recent tweet that the Masters of the Universe at Apple stands with NBA players who recently boycotted a number of games in protest of the recent shooting of Jacob Blake. Apple supports “those who refuse to accept the status quo” because “we must do better.” In a recent tweet, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated: “We stand with those who refuse to accept the status quo. The WNBA, NBA, and all of those who will not tolerate another Jacob Blake.” The tweet from Cook can be seen below: We stand with those who refuse to accept the status quo. The WNBA, NBA, and all of those who will not tolerate another Jacob Blake. Another Emmett Till. We must do better — lives depend on it. — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 28, 2020 Recently Breitbart News reported that a number of NBA players had sat out scheduled games to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake. Breitbart News reported earlier this week: Games between Milwaukee and Orlando, Houston and Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland....
    NORMAN, OKLAHOMA - College athletes across the country added their voices to those calling for an end to racial injustice Friday with football players and others marching on campus or stepping away from practices to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. In Oklahoma, the Sooners football team walked in rows of three to the Unity Garden, where they held a 57-second moment of silence in honor of the 57-year anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Assistant coach Dennis Simmons led a prayer before the team returned to its facilities. "The problems out there are real," said Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, who led the march and spoke at the event. "As we talk, as we discuss, we can't come up with a better solution than unity. I just don't know how you have unity and not include yourself and every part of your program in that. So it's a way for us to show that." Duke athletes gathered on campus Thursday with hundreds of Blue Devils staff,...
    (CBSDFW.com)- After two days of postponed games while players and the league had discussions about the best ways to push the call for social justice forward in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the WNBA resumes play Friday night. The Dallas Wings, who had Thursday night’s game against the New York Liberty postponed, will be back in action on Saturday in the national spotlight on CBS. Though the games are returning and players will be taking the court, the trauma of another Black person suffering at the hands of police weighs heavily on the athletes. “It’s a lot definitely and I’ve had a heavy heart these past few days and not just because of what has happened with Jacob, but the Say Her Name campaign and sitting on calls and listening to them and just feeling their pain and what they’re going through,” said forward Kayla Thornton in a media call Friday. “There is a lot of confusion and frustration, we were just talking about it, how can this continue to happen? How is it...
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — College athletes across the country added their voices to those calling for an end to racial injustice on Friday with football players and others marching on campus or stepping away from practices to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. In Oklahoma, the Sooners football team walked in rows of three to the Unity Garden, where they held a 57-second moment of silence in honor of the 57-year anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Assistant coach Dennis Simmons led a prayer before the team returned to its facilities. “The problems out there are real,” said Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, who led the march and spoke at the event. “As we talk, as we discuss, we can’t come up with a better solution than unity. I just don’t know how you have unity and not include yourself and every part of your program in that. So it’s a way for us to show that.” Duke athletes gathered on campus Thursday with hundreds of Blue...
    SAN JOSE — The first scheduled professional sports event in Santa Clara County since the novel coronavirus pandemic in March was postponed Wednesday night when Major League Soccer players boycotted five matches to protest racial injustice. San Jose Earthquakes’ first home game since March 7 was called off hours before kickoff because players decided against participating in a show of support for Black people in the wake of another police shooting. “The San Jose Earthquakes organization stands with the Black community, our players, the Bay Area, and the nation in the fight against injustice and inequality,” a team statement said. “We support our players’ decision to not play tonight’s match in an effort to shed light on the racial injustice in our country. We will continue to use our platform to make change.” Players from games between Atlanta United and Inter Miami, FC Dallas and Colorado, Real Salt Lake and LAFC, and the LA Galaxy and Seattle all decided not to play. “The Portland Timbers stand in support of our players and their decision not to play tonight,” a Timbers...
    OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Spieth is only three years removed from winning the British Open and now has to ask for sponsor exemptions. So does Brooks Koepka, who started this year at No. 1 in the world. They were among several top players who failed to reach the top 70 in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and advance to the BMW Championship. It’s not only about keeping alive hopes of reaching East Lake for the Tour Championship, and from there having a shot at the $15 million prize. The FedEx Cup standings this year determine eligibility for the big-money, limited-field, no-cut events in the fall. And those become more attractive this year with the CJ Cup moving from South Korea to Shadow Creek in Las Vegas and the Zozo Championship in Japan headed to Sherwood Country Club in California. That gives players a good two-week stretch leading to the Masters in November. The fields for those events are top 60 available in the FedEx Cup. Phil Mickelson, who won his $9 million winner-take-all match against Tiger Woods at Shadow...
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — The days of training camp practices with pads on will be the closest the Baltimore Ravens have to replicate game action before the NFL season kicks off next month. With no preseason games this year, that makes practice an especially important time for a Ravens offensive line that working with some new players. One of those new players is veteran D.J. Fluker, new to Baltimore but a seven-year veteran of the NFL who has played for the Chargers, Giants and Seahawks. Fluker is on the roster as a possible replacement for longtime Ravens lineman Marshal Yanda, who retired after last season. He said he has spoken with Yanda in off-season team meetings and has great respect for Yanda, who played for 13 years. “Those are big shoes to fill but I’m gonna just be myself, come in and do what I do best and that’s just play football,” he said. “That’s me hungry, ready to go and win the championship and a Super Bowl and that’s it.” After three days in pads, the players will...
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