Players To Love And Hate In Week 12 Of Fantasy Football

first_img While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10 Brandon Urasek Things are a little bit different this week with the holiday. First, I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving. I’m going to stick with the typical Sunday/Monday fantasy for the week but I will include the Thanksgiving games as well. Just keep in mind those players that play on Thursday are ineligible for the one I do for my lineup for. Last week was a very low scoring week with the QBs struggling badly. Thankfully I picked one of the few good ones with Newton who helped lead my team to victory. Since I’m doing it so early in the week, my lineup is subject to change based on how things go during the week. But for right now, this is what I got. With that said, let’s get it going again and as always feel free to comment with any questions whether it’s Fanduel or your own fantasy league related, or better yet you can contact me through twitter @burasek10 or email urasekb@yahoo.com Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsFantasy FootballFantasy Football LikesFantasy Week 12last_img read more

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Cleveland State Takes on #1 Ranked Kentucky Today in Bluegrass Showcase

first_imgGAME #4Bluegrass ShowcaseCleveland State (1-2) at #1/1 Kentucky (4-0)Wednesday, November 23 | 1:00 pm | Lexington, Ky.Live Stats | SEC Network | AM 1420 WHKGAME PREVIEW:•     Cleveland State continues play in the Bluegrass Showcase with a 1:00 pm game at No. 1 ranked Kentucky on Wednesday (Nov. 23).•    The Vikings are 1-2 this season following an 85-74 setback at UT-Martin on Friday (Nov. 18) night.•    Kentucky is 4-0 this year and moved into the top spot in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Top-25 polls on Monday. The Wildcats defeated Duquesne, 93-59, on Sunday night.•    Wednesday’s game will be broadcast live on AM 1420 and AM 1440 with Al Pawlowski providing the play-by-play.•    The game will also be shown live on the SEC Network and the WatchESPN app with Dave Neal and Kyle Macy on the call.THE KENTUCKY SERIES:•     Kentucky leads the all-time series with CSU, 2-0.•    The Wildcats won the first meeting during the 2009-10 season in Cancun, and defeated CSU in Rupp Arena in 2012-13.•    Kentucky was ranked fourth in the country in both previous meetings with the Vikings.GAME 3 REVIEW: UT-MARTIN 85, CSU 74 (11/18/16):•     UT-Martin used a 27-3 midway through the first half to take a 50-23 lead at the half. CSU was able to cut the deficit to four points with 2:27 left, but could get no closer.•    Rob Edwards led the Vikings with 22 points, while Bobby Word scored 14 points and added three steals.•    Derek Sloan had 10 points and four rebounds and Jibri Blount finished with seven points, a career-high tying 11 rebounds and three assists.CSU vs. RANKED TEAMS:•     Wednesday’s game will be the 48th all-time contest for CSU against a ranked team and the 20th against a top-five team.•    CSU is 6-41 all-time against ranked teams and 1-18 against top-10 teams. The lone win over a top-10 team was a 71-58 victory at No. 7 Vanderbilt in the 2011-12 season opener.•    Head coach Gary Waters is 5-17 against ranked teams during his time at CSU.•    Wednesday will be the third time CSU has faced Kentucky with the Wildcats ranked in the top-five for all three match-ups.•    Kentucky becomes the sixth opponent that CSU will play at least three times when ranked, joining Butler (9 times), Michigan (7), Cincinnati (4) and Michigan State and Ohio State (3).•    This will be CSU’s first game against a ranked opponent since an 80-63 loss at No. 2 ranked Maryland (11/28/15).… AND vs. THE NO. 1 RANKED TEAM:•     Wednesday’s game will be the second time in school history that CSU will play the top ranked team in the country.•    The Vikings fell to No. 1 Cinncinati, 91-56, at the 1999 Big Island Invitational in Hilo, Hawaii.FOR THREE:•    CSU has hit a three-pointer in a school-record 569 straight games.•    The Vikings have hit at least three three’s in 117 straight games.•     The last time CSU failed to make a three-pointer was Feb. 21, 1998, when the Vikings were 0-for-8 in a 60-57 win over Detroit.EDWARDS PROVES WORTHY OF PRESEASON HONOR:•     Sophomore Rob Edwards was named to the preseason All-Horizon League second team.•    He ranks eighth in the Horizon League in scoring (17.0) and free throw percentage (.846) and 10th in three-point percentage (.444).•    Edwards scored 22 points at UT-Martin on Friday night, the fifth 20-point game of his career.•    Last year, he averaged 12.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game last year, earning a spot on the Horizon League All-Freshman team.•    He started 30 games last year, the most for a freshman in CSU history, and also logged a CSU freshman record 994 minutes.KASH DROPPING DIMES:•     Freshman Kasheem Thomas ranks second in the Horizon League with 6.3 assists per game.•    Thomas’ 19 assists are the third most by a League player this year. He had nine assists in the season opener vs. Kent State (Nov. 12) and handed out seven against Canisius (Nov. 15).•    Thomas has a 2.7 assist-to-turnover-ratio, committing just seven turnovers to his 19 assists.… AND HE’S JUST A FRESHMAN:•     Kasheem Thomas is averaging 7.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists through three games.•    He ranks eighth in the Horizon League in three-point percentage (.455), hitting five of his 11 three’s.•    Thomas became the first CSU freshman to start a season opener since 2003-04 (Walt Waters) when he drew a starting assignment vs. Kent State (Nov. 12).WORD UP:•     Junior Bobby Word made his CSU debut against Kent State (Nov. 12). He sat out last season after transferring from Oral Robets.•    He ranks 10th in the League in scoring (15.0), third in three-pointers (3.0) and 13th in three-point percentage (.409; 9-22).•    Word scored a team-high 17 points against Kent State, hitting four three-pointers and 5-of-6 from the free throw line.•    As a sophomore at ORU, Word averaged 8.4 points and was tops on the team with 56 three’s. He scored in double figures 14 times, including a career-high 22 points in the second round of the CBI against Loyola (Ill.).THE LONE SENIOR:•     Demonte Flannigan is the lone senior on this year’s 17 player roster. He has missed the first three games of the season (ill).•    Last season, Flannigan ranked second on team in scoring (11.4) and rebounding (5.4).•    He was also 10th in the League in blocked shots (0.9), 13th in field goal percentage (.485), 16th in rebounding, 21st in scoring.•    He posted five double-doubles as a junior and poured in a career-high 30 points in a win at Youngstown State (Feb. 13).SLOAN STEPS IN:•     With Demonte Flannigan out of the lineup to start the season, junior Derek Sloan has been inserted into the starting lineup.•    Sloan has responded well, averaging 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, while leading the Horizon League in field goal percentage (.714; 10-14).•    Sloan set career highs in points (10) and rebounds (7) against Canisius (Nov. 15), hitting five of his seven shots from the floor in just 17 minutes.•    He made 4-of-5 field goals at UT-Martin (Nov. 18), tying his career high with 10 points.ALL IN THE FAMILY:•     Sophomore Jibri Blount is the son of NFL Hall of Famer and former Pittsburgh Steelers great Mel Blount who played 14 seasons for the Black and Gold.•    As a starting forward this year, he is averaging 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.•    Blount tied his career-high with 11 rebounds at UT-Martin (Nov. 18).•    Blount had a strong freshman season, averaging 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 29 games, including five starts.BIG SHOT JAMARCUS:•     Junior Jamarcus Hairston had a strong debut in the season opener vs. Kent State (Nov. 12), totaling 13 points (4-7 FG) and two rebounds.•    Hairston hit a three-pointer from the corner with 2.6 seconds to play that tied the contest at 66-66 and sent it into overtime.EVAN ALMIGHTY:•     Freshman Evan Clayborne has provided the Vikings with a spark as one of the first big men off the bench this year.•    He is averaging 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game with two blocks and two steals, while also providing a defensive presence around the basket.•    Clayborne played 32 minutes in the season opener vs. Kent State and grabbed four rebounds.UP NEXT:•    The Vikings conclude play in the Bluegrass Showcase on Sunday (Nov. 27) with a 2:00 pm game at Duquesne.•    CSU concludes a four-game road swing with an 8:00 pm ET game at Arkansas State on Wednesday (Nov. 30). Related TopicsBluegrass ShowcaseCleveland Sate VikingsKentucky Wildcats Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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Pilot Garuda ‘Baper,’ Dilaporkan ke Pejabat Lantas Ngeloyor,[Video] Peti Jenazah Jenderal Qasem Soleimani Ditempatkan di Kabin Penumpang

first_imgGaruda Indonesia Belum lama seorang Youtuber mem-videokan menu maskapai Garuda Indonesia di kelas bisnis yang menggunakan tulis tangan pada selembar kertas. Youtuber ini pun kemudian dilaporkan ke polisi karena memposting hal yang didapatnya ke media sosial.Baca juga: Geger Video Menu dengan Tulisan Tangan, Garuda Indonesia Keluarkan Surat Larangan Ambil Gambar di Kabin!Nah, baru-baru ini seorang penumpang Garuda Indonesia yang pergi dengan suami, tiga orang anak dan dua baby sitter harus mengalami penahanan di Bandara Ngurah Rai Bali ketika baru tiba karena mendumel saat tidak diperbolehkan ke toilet. Cerita ini datang dari Jessica dengan akun Twitter @jesswjk yang mencurahkan isi hati dan unek-uneknya di media sosial.(@jesswjk) KabarPenumpang.com mengutip dari akun Twitter @jesswjk, saat itu dia pergi berlibur ke Bali dengan suami, tiga anaknya dengan salah satunya masih bayi lima bulan dan dua baby sitter. Jessica naik pesawat GA404 pada Sabtu (4/1/2020) di kelas bisnis.Jessica menceritakan saat itu semua penumpang terkena penundaan sekitar 50 menit karena menunggu runway clear di Bandara Ngurah Rai. Ternyata anaknya yang pertama ingin buang air besar (BAB) dan posisi pilot sudah mengatakan untuk menggunakan seat belt.Suami Jessica kemudian berjalan ke bagian depan untuk meminta izin membawa anak mereka ke toilet karena sakit perut. Ternyata pramugari menolak karena alasan keamanan dan suami Jessica kembali ke kurisnya.“That’s fine, terus anak gue mengeluh sakit perut (he held it in though! what a champ), suami gue jd panik sendiri + ngedumel (INI NGEDUMEL KE GUE LHO YA!! IN HIS SEAT!!) ttg Garuda ke gue. Yg mnrt gue wajar, lha dia concerned ttg anaknya. Gue konsen banget, karena gue emang posisinya lagi nyusuin anak gue yang baby. Tapi yaudah lah, org kita udah lama banget nungguin landing, mendingan cepetan nyampe krn baby gue gak nyaman,” tulis Jessica.Setelah landing dengan aman, mereka keluar pesawat dan naik mobil pertama ke terminal dan suaminya membawa anak pertama mereka ke toilet. Tiba di baggage lounge Jessica kemudian memberikan tag ke lounge attendant untuk pengambilan bagasi.Kemudian setelah barang keluar, Jessica bertemu dengan orang tua dan adiknya yang sudah tiba lebih dahulu dengan penerbangan setelahnya. Sayangnya ketika dia dan semua keluarga hendak keluar, mereka dihadang oleh louge attendant.“Permisi, maaf captain mau bicara,” tulisnya lagi,Kecurigaan pun muncul karena didepan lounge ada 7-8 petugas AvSec dan Gapura (ground handling Garuda), tiga pilot dan enam pramugari. Karena bingung dia meminta orang tuanya kluar duluan. Setelah itu Jessica kembali ke dalam lounge dan memberikan boarding pass mereka ketika ada AvSec yang memintanya.“Tahan tuh semuanya!” dengan nada super arogan. wkwk. Yaudah, karena gue merasa aneh, gue keluar dong ke arah captainnya. “Ini ada apa ya?”. Suami gue ngikutin dibelakang gue. Captainnya berujar lagi, “Ni tahan semua nih!” ke Avsec. Gue makin bingung dong, gila gue uda bayar premium kenapa diperlakukan seperti penjahat TANPA ALASAN YANG JELAS. Suami gue bilang lagi, “ini ada apa ya??” cerita Jessica.Kemudian Jessica menceritakan, kalau captain itu menjawab pertanyaan mereka dengan arogan.“Bapak ngomong apa di flight? Bapak menghina Garuda kan di dalam flight! Saya atas nama direktur operasional Garuda, nanti akan ada petugas yang menindaklanjuti.”Karena kebingungan pun suami Jessica sampai bertanya kapan mereka menghina Garuda dan apa buktinya. Hingga sang captain kemudian memanggil pramugari yang bergerombol di depan dan prmugaru yang men-serving keluarga tersebut datang.“Saya dengar bapak bilang garuda tai,” tulis Jessica mengikuti ucapan pramugari Garuda.Jessica merasa hal ini lucu dan menurutnya mendumel atau menceritakan sebuah keluh kesah pada seorang istri adalah hal wajar. Bahkan tak perlu untuk dibesar-besarkan karena hanya berbicara berdua tanpa ada orang lain ikut campur.“Bapak itu udah menghina satu Garuda dengan blg Garuda tai!” tulis Jessica lagi sesuai omongan sang captain.“Yaudah bapak kan blg direktur operasional, kebetulan bapak saya kenal dgn Pak Chairul dan Pak Chairal, gmn kalo saya telpon skrg?” At this point si Captain melengos terus pergi. Disini udah bnyk bgt petugas avsec yg ngerubungin kita spt kita penjahat. Gila kan? Gue telp bokap gue, request dia masuk lagi. Terus captain udah pergi, baru orang ground Garuda dateng. Gue jelasin permasalahannya dan gue blg gue akan eskalasi ini ke pak Chairal, mukanya apologetic banget. Mereka langsung berubah 180 derajat. Bokap gue masuk lagi,” kata Jessica.Masalah ini pun ditanggapi petinggi Garuda tersebut dan menyanyakan siapa nama captain yang bertugas dan menghadang mereka. Sayangnya semua petugas tidak ada yang berani menyebutkan nama pilot tersebut karena takut terseret masalah ini.“Maaf ya mbak, mohon maaf sekali kami bukannya ga mau, tapi ga bisa. Nanti kami yang kena. Saya juga cuma kerja disini,” tulisnya lagi.Masalah ini pun kemudian dikomentari oleh warganet dan mengatakan bagaimana jika mereka yang berada di posisi itu tetapi tidak memiliki kenalan. Bahkan beberapa diantarnya meminta untuk mencari nama captain tersebut dan mengatakan pramugari yang mendegar serta melaporkan hal tersebut dekat dengan captain.Baca juga: Jadi Viral, Menu Kelas Bisnis Ditulis Tangan, Garuda Indonesia Minta Maaf Pada VlogerDiketahui dari aku Twitter @digeeembok, berikut nama-nama crew GA404 tersebut yang berangkat dari Bandara Soekarno-Hatta ke Bali yakni WA (Capt), ADY (FO), NWS (PU), NIS (FA), AF (FA), DIS (FA) dan AA(FA).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedJadi Viral, Menu Kelas Bisnis Ditulis Tangan, Garuda Indonesia Minta Maaf Pada Vloger16/07/2019In “Featured”Belum Selesai dengan Garuda Indonesia, Vloger Ini Kembali Viral di Kaskus19/07/2019In “Featured”Saat Garuda Indonesia “Larang” Penumpang Foto di Kabin, AirAsia Justru Bikin Kontes Foto Berhadiah!18/07/2019In “Destinasi”last_img read more

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Gunshots Fired During Palmer Home Invasion

first_imgAnother person was home at the time of the incident, but wasn’t injured. According to Trooper reports, the two assailants were not known to the homeowner. They reportedly fled on foot after a shot was fired. Police attempted to track the pair with a K9, but were unsuccessful. Alaska State Troopers and Palmer Police were called at 1:16am to Plumley Road and say the homeowner was taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center after being shot in the arm. The investigation is ongoing. Troopers say the names of the homeowners are not being released at this time due to the circumstances surrounding the investigation. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Palmer homeowner was shot early this morning after confronting two people who broke into the residence with a firearm.last_img read more

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Tanya Lee | Allyson Felix & the new athlete image

first_imgThis week, America’s most decorated track-and-field athlete Allyson Felix announced that she had signed a new apparel contract. But it’s not with Nike, who she most famously took to task earlier this year in what she explained was a standoff with the world’s biggest athletic company. In a New York Times op-ed, Felix said that she was in contract renegotiations with Nike while pregnant and was offered 70 per cent less. Allyson’s concerns, as stated by her, were based on not having any protection around maternity. Her issue was that Nike couldn’t contractually guarantee that she wouldn’t be punished if she didn’t perform at her best in the months surrounding childbirth. She stated: “I wanted to set a new standard. If I, one of Nike’s most widely marketed athletes, couldn’t secure these protections, who could?” Felix’s newly signed contract is with Athleta, a sportswear brand owned by a popular American clothing company, Gap. Athleta is a little-known brand globally but now has on its ambassador roster the most decorated athlete in America’s track-and-field history. This is the company’s first official sponsorship, which comes at a time when all eyes are on the six-time Olympic gold medallist, who famously returned to the track last weekend for the US National Trials. Athleta stands to profit from the legions of fans who have grown to love Felix and her good-girl persona. From a purely business standpoint, it’s an excellent move which takes into account that women are more interested in the values that a brand embodies more so than just how well an athlete performs on the track. It is the woman who shows up in the arena, against all odds, that has already won in the eyes of many fans. Athleta hopes that Felix will be a major engine for increased sales, with a 2018 report by Allied Market Research estimating that women’s activewear sales will rise from US$119.08 billion in 2017 to US$216.87 billion by 2025. That’s big business. A new image But in sports, Allyson Felix represents a new image. It’s an image we see more often these days. It’s the image of the mom as an athlete, where having a child isn’t treated with any shame and secrecy but a woman gets to continue pursuing her dreams. We see this image every time Serena Williams steps on to a court as her daughter cheers from the stands after every serve. We see it each time Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes to the track. We see it when Reggae Girl Chenya Matthews posts a photo on Instagram of her nurturing her newborn after a training session. And we saw it last weekend after Allyson ran her 400m and then raced to the stands to greet her daughter post-race. This image is becoming increasingly familiar and is bankable to many brands that recognise that a woman is ‘more than just an athlete’. If that sounds familiar, it’s a slogan often used by Nike to champion everything from LeBron James’ standoff with a reporter who told him to shut up and dribble to Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racism in America. For female sports fans everywhere, athletes are incredibly inspiring. Add a new layer to that when the athlete becomes a mother, and she is now a superhero, raising a family, but also continuing her career. The narrative is simple. People should face their fears, overcome their obstacles, achieve all their dreams and be all they want to be while not allowing society’s limitations to get in the way of success. And that message is now clear to Allyson’s continuously growing fanbase. On her Athleta sponsorship announcement on Instagram, fans poured in their congratulations and support. One woman wrote, “I fight every day for my kids. In the classroom, at work, on the streets … they are my legacy. They are my life’s work. They are a reflection of me … mother of five girls.” So now, Nike continues to bank heavily on its many athletes who are expected to meet pre-existing performance requirements, and who are used by Nike in numerous commercials as agents of social change. Allyson Felix is one such agent, except her new, and profitable narrative as mother, athlete, and activist are to the benefit of Athleta, and not Nike. One love.last_img read more

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Spurrier says scrimmage ‘good work’ for QBs

first_imgCOLUMBIA — Though sophomore Connor Mitch is widely considered the frontrunner in the battle to win South Carolina’s starting quarterback job, Perry Orth said he believes the race is far from over.“Right now, I feel it’s all even because we’ve all been getting equal reps in practice,” Orth said after the Gamecocks’ closed scrimmage Saturday morning at Williams-Brice Stadium. “I don’t know what the coaches are thinking right now.”Orth, a junior, and redshirt freshman Michael Scarnecchia gave coach Steve Spurrier something to think about during the scrimmage, which lasted almost two hours.Orth completed 7 of 9 passes for 80 yards.Connor Mitch fighting to take over as QB for Gamecocks“I’m just trying to go out and compete every day as hard as I can, and hopefully, prove to the coaches I can be the guy,” said Orth.“Perry’s doing fine,” Spurrier said. “Perry throws a nice ball. He’s just hasn’t played much. He knows what to do.”The surprise of the scrimmage was third-string tight end Jacob August, who caught five passes for 44 yards. Deebo Samuel and Matrick Belton each caught two for 29. Shamier Jeffery and Terry Googer each caught two for 19.“That really helped me with my blocking,” said August. “This spring I’m working on my route running and catching — that will help me to get everything together for the games.”The 6-foot-6, 257-pound August was moved to offensive tackle last fall after injuries depleted the offensive line.USC’s four quarterbacks were effective with short passes Saturday, completing 23 of 33 attempts for 233 yards with one interception.Scarnecchia connected on his first nine throws before finishing 9 for 12 for 72 yards. Mitch completed 6 of 11 for 74 yards and was intercepted by Jalen Henry. Junior Brendan Nosovitch was 1 for 1 for 7 yards.Last year, with Dylan Thompson leading the offense, backups Mitch and Orth combined for only eight passing attempts – the same number as wildcat quarterback Pharoh Cooper.“Scarnecchia is coming around. This was real good for all three of those guys,” Spurrier said of his top three contenders. “They’re just learning to get the ball out of their hands (fast), something they have to learn how to do. They’ve never had to do it. This was some good work for all of them.”Still, the Gamecocks managed only one TD in the scrimmage – a 1-yard run by David Williams – while squandering chances near the goal line. Mitch was sacked twice for minus-16 yards. Scarnecchia was dropped twice for minus-12 and Orth was tackled once for minus-4.Spurrier, who called the race for receiving spots alongside Cooper “wide-open,” said Jeffery made one major mistake, losing yards after a short, fourth-down catch, costing the offense a first down.“Defense did some good things here and there. Overall, it was pretty good for the offensive guys.”USC’s running game was almost non-existent. Running backs accounted for only 27 yards on 11 carries. Sophomore Rod Talley, a transfer from Gardner-Webb, led the way with 14 yards on two carries.MORE FROM GREENVILLEONLINE: Spurrier to call plays again Gamecocks searching for answers this springlast_img read more

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NBA Draft | ESPN’s Ford breaks down seven Cats

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-19:5d865c5f2826cb41cf7c8c09 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-497494-4163729487001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Trey Lyles and Willie Cauley-Stein are making the jump to the NBA draft. Video by Matt Stone, The Courier-JournalVideo | UK’s Devin Booker: ‘I practiced against NBA players everyday’Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:3fd366f4aa313721d4be6498 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-691834-4163891257001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Tim Sullivan on UK’s seven players declaring for NBA draftVideo | Seven Kentucky basketball players declare for NBA draftPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:c407d26ef67f236435f8301f Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-602755-4163775937001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.It was a really tough decision, said Trey Lyles on deciding to declare for the NBA draft Thursday. “It’s been my dream since I was seven years old.” Favorite team growing up was the Los Angeles Lakers.Video | Booker on NBA decision, UK memoriesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:2892f6fac8fd4a293a396dbf Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-826991-4163685377001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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I don’t know that anybody projects him as an NBA starter or an All-Star someday, but everybody looks at him and says he could be 15-20 minutes a night backing up guys in the NBA. That’s actually very hard to find at that position and I think people see Dakari as a good guy, a hard worker. What he still needs to prove: “Being in great shape is going to be part of it. Showing some explosiveness. But even if he doesn’t exactly show those things, there are some good centers at the top of this draft and then there’s a huge drop-off after that and I just think because of his size he’s got a great shot to be drafted in the 20s. There will be a team that says, ‘Look, at the end of the day, we could use a backup center.’ “He’s cheap and he’s five fouls and if a team has a center they’re really happy with, he comes in and provides some insurance. Big guys all the time emerge in the NBA. And he’ll be in the league a long time, I bet, given some of the other guys that couldn’t even play that have been in the league just because they’re big and they can block shots. Look at another Kentucky player, Nazr Mohammed. How long’s he been in the league, you know? And what does Nazr do great? He’s big.” How should the 38-1 Wildcats be remembered? ANDREW HARRISON (6-6, 210) – Ford’s No. 45 prospect in the 2015 draft What NBA teams like: “He’s got great size for his position and there were times this season, especially toward the second half of the season, where I thought he was a real plus for Kentucky. And NBA teams did as well, that he was a positive force on the floor, that he was a good leader, that he was making good decisions and started shooting the basketball better. What he still needs to prove: “The concerns about him are whether he has the lateral quickness and athleticism to both guard and get by the elite athletes that are playing point guard in the NBA. It’s one of the toughest positions to play in the NBA right now because there’s so many elite guards out there. And can he handle the fact that he’s not projected to be an NBA starter? You know, so much of what happens in the second round with these guys is: Will they come in and play a role? Will they accept it? Sometimes you’ll scratch your head seeing these elite college scoring seniors that get passed in the draft, and it’s not so much that they can’t play but that teams are concerned that after being the man, after having certain expectations of themselves, can they play a role?“I think in Andrew and Aaron’s defense, they did show that this year at Kentucky. They shared time with Booker and Ulis and for the most part seemed to buy into Calipari’s system. I think there’s still skepticism. Did they do that to try to boost their draft stock? Did they do that because they had to or have they changed and that’s who they are now? So I think some of the psychological testing, some of the team interviews, will be a big determiner for Andrew and Aaron.” New C-J Facebook pages highlight Cards and Cats AARON HARRISON (6-6, 212) – Ford’s No. 60 prospect in the 2015 draft What NBA teams like: “He’s got good size, he’s a solid athlete and we know he can hit those clutch shots – we’ve seen him hit them over and over – but he doesn’t hit them consistently in games. He hit some big shots in big games. Some big, big shots in some clutch, clutch games, and they stand out. But he’s not elite for size, not elite for athleticism. There’s not one particular category that he stands out from a basketball standpoint as elite. And when you’re talking about whether he’s one of the 60 best players in the draft – and you take out 15 of those spots that you just know are going to go to international guys, so was he one of the 45 best players in the country last year? That’s stiff competition.” What he still needs to prove: “He’s gotta go shoot the basketball. I think he’s going to have to go into this 5-on-5 and into workouts and not just shoot it well; I think he’s gotta shoot the lights out. And then give scouts pause. They’ll still look at all those Kentucky games and say, ‘Well, why did he shoot in the 30s? And now why is he shooting it better?’ But he needs to create that buzz now, because that was his rep coming in, that he could stroke the basketball. I think that’s his best quality, that he does have that range, and now it’s about will he hit it consistently.“And really just attitude. The Harrison twins have fought, really since the Nike Hoops Summit, this idea that they’re a bit selfish and bad body language and it’s about them. I know they can argue, credibly, that this year they really fit into a team and sacrificed minutes and everything else. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Devin Booker said being a part of this Kentucky team prepared him for entering the NBA draft.Video | Aaron Harrison talks draft decision, UK memoriesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:a60e9b81208125a29dd4a437 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-118326-4163792379001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Since I was 8 years old, I’ve wanted to play in the NBA.”Kentucky’s Trey Lyles: I’m going to chase my dreamsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:58358b1128a6802a5ead2557 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-114549-4163704703001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Aaron Harrison on his NBA decision, and his UK memories.Karl-Anthony Towns: ‘You think about these moments’ as a kidPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Kentucky's John Calipari smiles as players Willie Cauley-Stein, Andrew Harrison, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns and Aaron Harrison stand to signal they are entering the NBA draft during a press conference at Joe Kraft Center in Lexington. By Matt Stone, The C-J April 9, 2015.Kentucky’s John Calipari smiles as players Willie Cauley-Stein, Andrew Harrison, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns and Aaron Harrison stand to signal they are entering the NBA draft during a press conference at Joe Kraft Center in Lexington. By Matt Stone, The C-J April 9, 2015.Six of Kentucky’s seven NBA Draft hopefuls are in Chicago this week for the NBA Combine, where Wednesday they’re being poked and prodded and measured and on Thursday and Friday they’ll be interviewed and evaluated in drills and – in the Harrison twins’ case – 5-on-5 games against other prospects hoping to improve their stock. Only Karl-Anthony Towns is skipping the combine altogether, but with good reason. He essentially has nothing left to prove. ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford explained why and broke down all seven former Wildcats for The Courier-Journal this week, noting what pro scouts like about each player and what they still need to show at the combine or in individual workouts leading up to the draft. Q&A: SLAM Mag writer on UK, U of L draft prep KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS (6-11, 250) – Ford’s No. 1 prospect in the 2015 draft What NBA teams like: “He doesn’t really have anything left to prove. He’s going to be the No. 1 or No. 2 pick in the draft and I think there’s a really high probability it will be the No. 1 pick. I think we’ll know a little bit more definitively after the draft lottery on May 19, but virtually every team in the league I’ve spoken with has him No. 1 on their board. So barring some sort of problem with medical issues or some sort of background issue that we don’t know of – and I don’t think there’s anything; everybody tends to say he’s a great young man – he’s going to be the No. 1 pick.” What he still needs to prove: “I don’t even know if he needs to work out. There’s definitely been No. 1 picks in the past that chose not to work out, period, but just maybe go visit one or two teams, do the interview and call it good. In Towns’ case, that might be all that’s left. Philly, obviously, is the one team we look at and say with Joel Embiid (7 feet) and Nerlens Noel (6-11) and Dario Saric (6-10), Towns isn’t a need – though I still believe they would take him No. 1. But you could argue, and it would be interesting with (guards) D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay there, as they’re bigger needs for them. But as you go through the rest of the list – and I’m literally ticking off all the lottery teams – all of them I see as Towns being their guy.” WILLIE CAULEY-STEIN (7-0, 240) – Ford’s No. 7 prospect in the 2015 draft What NBA teams like: “He’s another guy that people feel like they have a good handle on him. I think everybody knows that his appeal is size, length, athleticism and his ability to guard five positions on the court. He is a unique prospect. We sometimes use hyperbole to say, ‘This guy can guard everyone from a point guard to a center.’ I think Willie Cauley-Stein is that guy. I was in a workout with (Wisconsin star) Sam Dekker and he was talking about Cauley-Stein guarding him in the Final Four and he talked about just how incredible it was to see a guy that big come out there and be able to hang with him. “He’d never experienced anything like that before in his life, and I don’t think most people have. That’s the thing that’s so intriguing about Cauley-Stein. And then, look, offensively I don’t think people are expecting much, which means anything he does in those workouts to show maybe a little 15-foot jumper or some polish offensively, all that’s going to be bonus. Because I think teams want to talk themselves into a guy can give them a little something on offense.” What he still needs to prove: “Probably what happens in Chicago (at the combine) will be some of the biggest things for him, because I’ve had numerous teams tell me they’re concerned that maybe basketball isn’t his No. 1 priority and he has other interests besides basketball – that he might not have the dedication to the game that some of the other top prospects have. I think they’re going to have sports psychologists and people grilling him on that and want to get comfortable with his commitment to basketball. And I know (John) Calipari says, ‘Look, he got better every year; clearly he’s been committed,’ but there’s all sorts of different levels of commitment in the NBA. “The elite players eat, drink and sleep the stuff, and it’s all they care about and it’s all they do, and I think teams are trying to figure out where on that scale is Willie Cauley-Stein. I think that’s primarily going to come from the interviews. But I know that’s a concern, and it’s a weird concern, that he’s well-rounded, that he’s intelligent, that he has other interests besides basketball. I know fans are like, ‘Huh? That’s a red flag.’ Only in the NBA you say yes, because of the time and dedication and focus it takes to become good at one thing.”Sullivan | Money talks, Wildcats walk TREY LYLES (6-10, 235) – Ford’s No. 16 prospect in the 2015 draft What NBA teams like: “People see him with a high basketball IQ, very skilled. I think he’s one of the big question marks right now in the draft. How much did him playing at Kentucky hide what he’s capable of, especially when he often played out of position (as a small forward instead of power forward) because of all the bigs Kentucky had on their roster? The comment I’ve been hearing more and more is, ‘Is he Juwan Howard?’ Not a guy that necessarily screams elite level at anything, but he does everything well, has a high basketball IQ, big enough to play four and is a solid passer, solid mid-range shooter, solid rebounder.” What he still needs to prove: “He’s a guy, maybe more than any other, that can really rise in workouts. He’s sitting in the middle of our board as somewhat of a compromise because we think he’s pretty good but we don’t know. We can’t wait to get our hands on him and see him on the floor with the Bobby Portises of the world or the Montrezl Harrells of the world and see how he stacks up in an individual setting with them. If he performs well there, he has a good shot of going in the lottery. And if he struggles, I still think he’s a first-round pick and probably a mid-first round pick. “But he’s definitely one that if you go and survey scouts right now and say, ‘What’s your handle on him?’ people will still say they don’t have a rock-solid handle on who he’s going to be. It’s not like Devin Booker, where you know exactly what he’s going to bring to the table. So he’s going to be one of the most intriguing ones, as far as when he gets into the workouts, I could see him moving up eight or nine spots in the draft or moving down a few.” DEVIN BOOKER (6-6, 195) – Ford’s No. 19 prospect in the 2015 draft What NBA teams like: “He’s probably the best shooter in the draft. It’s going to be him, D’Angelo Russell and R.J. Hunter to kind of shoot it out for that (title). Shooting has come back into flavor in the NBA. It’s a hot skill to have right now, and Devin’s as good at it as anybody in the draft.” What he still needs to prove: “Does he have anything else to his game? 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PMSA retains Gonjuan as president for 2nd term

first_imgSoccer Incumbent Port Moresby Soccer Association president John Wesley Gonjuan was elected unopposed and was returned at the annual general meeting at Lamana Hotel on Sunday. Gonjuan along with his two other executive members were elected to their respective positions with Joseph Ealedona as vice-president and Thomas Taberia as treasurer. Other members of the executive are John Yamin (Yarangs FC), Christine Tsuga (Mungkas FC), Leslie Babaga (UIFC), Rister Sovo (Leilam FC), Francis Moyap (UIFC) and Ricky Joseph (Manamb FC). Gonjuan will serve his second term and will remain the head of Port Moresby Soccer Association for the next four years. He thanked all the PMSA clubs for placing the trust in him with his executives. “I am honoured to accept the AGM’s mandate to serve as president during the 2018-2022 period. Together we can tackle the problems that football faces today and show that our game remains very solid and strong,” he said. “I want all the clubs to work together with my executives to achieve our goals and objectives. “Port Moresby Soccer will see a new dawn and we will succeed in the future where the soccer loving public will appreciate what we have done. “After our term if we do not perform, the clubs have the right to take us out.” Gonjuan said the 2018 season proper competition is planned for May 5. The executives will call a meeting with all clubs to discuss and finalise the matter before the start. He said PMSA will co-host the Southern Region Youth festival with POM School Soccer Association during the second term school holiday (June 25 to July 6). PMSA will also host the Southern Region Besta FA Cup in July 20-23.last_img read more

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first_imgDisappointed Slavia football player Vladimír Coufal during the match of the 3rd round of the Fortuna League with FK Pardubice. Vlastimil Vacek, Rightlast_img

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Mike Sorensen: Plenty going on after first week of college football

first_imgThere’s a lot to talk about after the opening weekend of college football. …This could turn out to be the best overall year ever for football in the state of Utah. BYU could be on track for its first BCS berth after its stunning victory over Oklahoma Saturday night. Utah could extend its nation’s best winning streak into November if it can get past an Oregon team that looked lousy in its opening loss to Boise State. Gary Andersen has infused Utah State with new excitement, and the Aggies have the potential for their best record in more than a decade. And Weber State with its veteran offensive lineup could challenge for the FCS championship this year.Perhaps one of the best things about BYU’s victory over Oklahoma was knowing Barry Switzer was there to witness it live. Switzer, the former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach was shown on TV in one of the luxury boxes at halftime, but it would have been fun to see his reaction after BYU won. As you know, Switzer’s the same guy who didn’t give BYU any credit in its championship year of 1984 and said Utah didn’t have the athletes to compete with Alabama last year.Typical ESPN. BYU’s victory over Oklahoma was the lead story Saturday night, but most of the focus was on Sam Bradford’s injury with a long sound bite from OU coach Bob Stoops and very little about BYU.Well, at least they enjoyed it for a day. Boise State fans figured their win over Oregon Thursday gave them the inside track for a BCS berth. But the Broncos will likely be behind the Cougars among non-BCS conferences until and unless BYU loses a game.Bronco Mendenhall has been criticized for his choice of words over the years, but the Cougar coach said all the right things in his interview on ESPN right after his team’s victory. He praised the Oklahoma program, acknowledged it might have been a different game if Sam Bradford hadn’t been hurt and gave props to the Mountain West Conference along with his own team.Not only has the MWC clearly passed up the Big East as a better conference, it also looks better than the Atlantic Coast Conference. Did you see their scores over the weekend? The ACC was a dismal 4-6 with all of its wins coming against lower-division teams. Also two of the league’s losses were to lower-division schools (Duke’s 24-16 loss to Richmond and Virginia’s 26-14 loss to William & Mary.) The MWC has a chance to show its superiority against the ACC the next two weeks when TCU plays at Virginia and Clemson and BYU hosts Florida State.Something’s got to be done about these non-conference matchups against lower-division schools. Did you see some of the scores Saturday? Tennessee 63, Western Kentucky 7; Florida 62, Charleston Southern 3; Boston College 54, Northeastern 0; Nebraska 49, Florida Atlantic 3; and Air Force 72, Nicholls State 0. On the other hand, West Virginia beat Liberty 33-20; Iowa held on to beat Northern Iowa 17-16; and we mentioned the William & Mary and Richmond victories.So apparently every college team in America agreed to pregame handshakes as part of “Respect Weekend” except Oklahoma State. Mike Gundy, the coach who berated the female reporter a couple of years ago (“I’m a man, I’m 40”), said he was afraid of an incident before his team’s game with Georgia, saying “it just takes one guy to pop off” and “I don’t know how you’re going to break it up.”Hey, coach, just make sure it’s not one of your guys that pops off, and if the other team does, tell yours not to react. Apparently a couple of hundred other teams in the country were able to do that.Did you know you can advance a blocked field goal if it ends up behind the line of scrimmage? Iowa didn’t know that, and it almost cost them the game against Northern Iowa, which got a second chance to try a winning field goal. As good as BYU, TCU and Utah are, the MWC needs to start getting some help from its lower-division teams. New Mexico could be pretty bad this year as its 41-6 drubbing to a mediocre Texas A&M team shows. And San Diego State looks like the Aztecs of old — quick starters who can’t finish a game as they lost to UCLA 33-14, giving up 23 straight points. However, they don’t want the others to be TOO good and start beating them up during conference play. The last thing the MWC needs is a bunch of 6-2 teams.e-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

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