Cambiasso, Bergomi Slam Osimhen for Changing Agent

first_imgDuro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportEven as Napoli fans are anxiously waiting for the arrival of Nigeria and Lille player, Victor Osimhen, Real Madrid midfielder, Esteban Cambiasso, and Inter Milan legend, Giuseppe Bergomi, have questioned the decision of the Super Eagles forward to switch agent during negotiations with the Naples-based club.Osimhen who visited the Serie A club with his agent in the middle of the negotiation to meet with the club Owner, Aurelio de Laurentiis and Manager Gennaro Gattuso, was reported to have severed relations with his French agent, Jean-Gérard Benoît Czajka, for reasons not too clear. Victor Osimhen Czajka who is the founder of Matching SporInternationalwas alleged to be negotiated bonuses for himself during contract talks with Napoli.This is believed to have prompted Osimhen to switch to controversial agent William D’Avila, who has close ties with several Super Eagles players.In a chat with Sky Calcio Club broadcast (via Area Napoli), Cambiasso was reported to have said : “If I too have changed as many agents as Victor Osimhen did, complicating a negotiation like the one with Napoli?“Honestly not. I had my father, I trusted him; then my brother managed me. These things, in short , I did not do them.“It is also true, however, that football has changed in some respects over the years,” observed the former Madrid Star.Similarly, Italy’s 1982 World Cup-winning defender, Bergomi added : “I have never behaved this way either. I, however, went to talk to the club alone or, at best, with my mother.“That’s right: once my mother came with me and, seeing that I wanted to raise the requests for engagement, she said to me: ‘Beppe, leave it alone: take what they have offered you, it’s good money.”D’Avila, Osimhen’s new agent handles the affairs of players like; Oghenekaro Etebo, Emmanuel Dennis, Henry Onyekuru and Anderson Esiti.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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After sweep by Ohio State, SU aims to sure up fundamentals

first_img Published on November 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Following consecutive losses against Ohio State last weekend, the Syracuse ice hockey team is now faced with its first real adversity of the season and its fair share of work. But on a team with 10 rotating freshmen and 11 new players, adversity is a good thing. It’s a learning experience. And before the schedule begins to creep into conference play, the coaching staff is working to get through that adversity to restore the little things that make the team effective. ‘Not to say that they’re confused,’ associate coach Graham Thomas said. ‘But the game happens so fast, and you have to worry about playing on instincts and making quick decisions. Sometimes I think there’s too much going on in their heads, and they’re not playing on instincts. Thinking too much instead of reacting and playing.’ This week, Syracuse has replaced full-squad practices with individual workouts, stressing fundamentals, skill breakdowns and a reiteration of roles in the team’s system. At 4-4-1, SU has completed just over a quarter of its 34-game season. The Orange had a frustrating weekend against Ohio State, cluttered with unlucky bounces and poor execution against the Buckeyes. While losing 4-2 last Saturday, SU was outshooting OSU by more than 20. Syracuse is doing what it can to take control of future momentum swings, as plainly as possible.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text And that can’t start halfway through its next second period. It has to start in practice. ‘What we’re really focusing on right now is that we don’t want to get too caught up and too carried away with what the other team is doing,’ Thomas said. ”Consistency in preparation’ is a term that we’ve been using with our players. I think that starts with focusing a lot about what we’re going to do to be successful and not worrying too much about them.’ Syracuse will meet Clarkson twice in a home-and-home series over the next two weekends, beginning at the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion Friday. The Knights, who have been 3-2-1 since mid-October, own a 3-6-1 overall record and are taking a break from their own conference play to meet the Orange. Clarkson has 11 juniors and seniors with a senior goaltender. Syracuse has just eight upperclassmen, with freshman goalies seeing most of the work. Coaches stress preparation because this is a point in which the season can start to move very quickly for a young player. ‘I think together, it’s a good group,’ head coach Paul Flanagan said of his new group. ‘They’re outnumbered, of course. There are just three seniors with so many freshmen and sophomores. If anything, that’s the tough part of it. It’s their first few months away from home, in a strange environment, all these freedoms as individuals and all this work they have to do. There’s a lot going on.’ Early on, Syracuse was hanging with nationally ranked opponents and toppling lesser ones. Perhaps Ohio State was worth all the hype and Syracuse will have to lick its wounds and get up off the deck. But either way, this young Syracuse team and program will have to grow up fast. And for SU’s players, that means getting back to the basic skills that got them to this point. SU players won’t exactly know how good the opponent will be until they go over the game film on Thursday, and maybe even until they hit the ice on Friday. But in a sense, that’s not too important right now. If Syracuse is going to get its work done on Friday, it will be because its players are able to focus on themselves and not their opponents. ‘I wouldn’t say that we’re over-preparing, but what we need to do is simplify our approach. Keep it more streamlined,’ Thomas said. ‘More simple. More about what we have to do to execute to be successful on our end.’ zoirvin@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Q&A with sports editor of the Daily Gavel

first_imgDT: If USC head coach Kiffin does decide to open up the playbook this week for the passing game, would Boston College’s defense be up to the task of defending wideouts Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor?DG: This worries me. BC’s secondary hasn’t faced a wideout tandem like that since Clemson’s Sammy Watkins and Charone Peake in early 2012. If Cody Kessler is on target with his throws, cornerbacks Bryce Jones and Manny Asprilla will be charged with a heavy task. BC doesn’t usually go up against Biletnikoff Award winners — the last being Notre Dame’s Golden Tate in 2009 — so this will be a crucial matchup in Saturday’s game. Daily Trojan sports editor Will Laws and Teddy Kolva, sports editor of the Daily Gavel at Boston College, interviewed each other earlier this week to get a better feel for the opposing teams they cover ahead of Saturday’s showdown at the Coliseum.Below are Laws’ questions and Kolva’s responses about Boston College — you can check out what Kolva asked Laws about the Trojans at bcgavel.com. DT: QB Chase Rettig is entering his fourth season under center for Boston College. Does he have the arm — and the weapons around him — to make plays downfield against the Trojans?DG: Yes—undeniably. BC was down a score to Villanova after a weak start, but Rettig’s deep-ball to Alex Amidon for a 49-yard touchdown jarred the team from whatever slumber they were in. That Rettig-Amidon connection was dangerous last year, and not much has changed. USC’s secondary will be challenged downfield, especially if Williams manages to break some considerable carries early in the first quarter. DT: After a few disappointing seasons in Chestnut Hill, what is the overall campus sentiment about first-year coach Steve Addazio and the Eagles’ 2-0 start?DG: Campus is thrilled that the football team is doing so well: matching the win total of all of last year in the first two games of this season is just what the program needed. We are New England’s college football team, and it shows when we do well (the operative phrase being “when we do well”). But, I wouldn’t say the fan base is wholly energized yet. Road wins against USC and Army next week, though, would definitely attract our entire fan base and fans from the region — not just suburban Boston. DT: Senior running back Andre Williams has been impressive so far for Boston College, but do you think him being ranked third in the nation in rushing yards is more of an indicator of his talent or the weak opponents (Villanova, Wake Forest) the Eagles have faced thus far?DG: In the 2012 campaign, Andre Williams showed flashes of versatility and power, but nothing like his start to the 2013 season. Villanova is a FCS team and Wake Forest’s defense proved its incompetence last Saturday, but Williams’ improvement from last year is remarkable nonetheless. I think BC’s offensive line is exploding off the line and Coach Addazio’s play calling is meshing perfectly with Williams’ skill set. USC will be the true test of Williams’ ability—you can’t hide the fact they are the No. 1 rush defense in college football at the moment — but he really has grown tremendously since last year.center_img DT: Last week, the Eagles had an impressive goal-line stand that prevented Wake Forest from scoring on three consecutive plays from the one-yard line (cue flashbacks of last year’s game versus Notre Dame in the heads of every USC fan). Was that a fluke or could BC’s defense really be up to the task of stopping the Trojans’ deep stable of running backs?DG: BC’s new defensive coordinator is Don Brown, who led Connecticut to a top ten statistical finish in overall defense in 2012. His aggressive, blitz-oriented philosophy has proven risky at times, but valuable in the long run. Coin it as hokey or meat-headed, but there is a mantra at BC called “Be A Dude,” and it has taken form into something special. A “dude,” as preached by Don Brown himself, is a guy who is relentless and unyielding in the face of pressure and adversity. We definitely saw that mantra take its form on the field against Wake Forest last week. I wouldn’t expect much less from the defense against USC either. Follow Will on Twitter @WillLaws DT: What’s your prediction for this weekend?DG: Prediction: Boston College 20, USC 14. BC’s Nate Freese is one accurate kicker (82.5 percent good from all ranges), and he makes two crucial, long-range kicks to pad BC’s lead late in the game. Until then, it’s a fight in the trenches. Kiffin gives Kessler the nod for deep balls, and USC reaps the benefits of fielding Marqise Lee and gets a touchdown or two as a result. Ultimately, the senior leadership and composure of native Californian Chase Rettig shines through, and BC beats USC to advance to its first 3-0 start since 2007.last_img read more

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Odoh Relishes His Nigerian Masters Win in Abuja

first_imgOn the whole, though there were few sparkling moments in the contest, it was special for Odoh as he put a gloss on an outstanding year, coasting to his fifth official victory on the schedule this year.Torgah, the 54-hole joint leader, who played in the last three-ball with Daniel Pam and Kabiru M. Haruna, handed Odoh the momentum after he bogeyed the par 5 16th.The Ghanaian could not reproduce his third round feat of 67 and closed with a 74 for an aggregate of +6 over par 294 to finish in second position.Half-way joint- leader, Haruna, Gboyega Oyebanji and Michael Ubi finished in tied for third position at +9 over par 297. Oyebanji, who has dogged by a hand injury for most of this year, shot a final round 76.First round leader, Pam and Elisha Markus settled for a tied for sixth at +11 over 299, while Yahaya Liman finished eighth, a stroke further back at 300.The Camerounian pair of Nlarep Issa and Desire Ebela finished in ninth and tenth place respectively.Victory helped secure Odoh his third West Africa Golf Tour titles in addition to winning the prize money of $4,000.“I was hitting the fairways quite right but struggled with the pace of the greens. I played a bogey free round to win my fifth title this year. It is a remarkable victory which will improve my ranking in Nigeria as I have been away from the local tour for a while,’’ Odoh said.A field of 44 made up of Nigerian and a few international players made the cut and competed for the prize fee of $25,000.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaOche Odoh produced a clutch of pars en route to a bogey-less round of 71 to win the Nigeria Masters on the West Africa Golf Tour by two shots at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja at the weekend.He made 17 pars and a solitary birdie on Hole 14 for a total of +4 over par 292 to stalk Vincent Torgah, who finished two strokes outside the lead.last_img read more

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Nigerian Sports Gets NSSM Boost

first_imgAmong participants at the conference would include professionals in physical education, health education, recreation, sports and dance in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, as well as states’ sports directors, secretaries of sports associations and federations and the organised private sector.According to the NSSM President, Professor Muhammed Baba Gambari, the conference will be hosted by Vice Chancellor of the Bayero University, Professor Muhammed Yahuza Bello, while Dean, Faculty of Education, Professor Ali Tijani Abdullahi and Head of the Physical and Health Department, Dr. Musa Njida, of the same institution will be co-hosts.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram National Society for Sports Management (NSSM) is set to host its 2017 National Conference which aims to address issues relating to effective implementation of sports policy in Nigeria. The conference, scheduled to hold at the Permanent Campus of the Bayero University, Kano from August 15 and 16 with the theme “Challenges in the implementation of sports policy to power sports development”, also has 22 sub-themes which cover health, economic, ICT, ethics and legal aspects of sports development, among others.Highlights of the two-day conference would have Professor Florence Adeyanju of the Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria present the keynote address while Lead Papers 1 and 2 would be presented by Professor Nabath Tanglang of the National Open University, Abuja and Professor Babatunde Asagba of the University of Ibadan respectively.last_img read more

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Gabre Selassie keeping dub in the club

first_imgGabre Selassie…the brains behind the Dub Club By Karyl WalkerWhat begun as the first steps in a spiritual journey blossomed into an internationally-recognized event that has drawn visitors and locals to the upscale neighborhood of Jacks Hill in St. Andrew, Jamaica.Gabre Selassie is a devout Rastafarian who was raised during the 1970s golden era of roots-reggae. His love for the reggae derivative dub drove him to start the Dub Club which is held Sunday nights at his Jack’s Hill home.“I have been on this journey for about 20 years and it has a lot to do with my Rastafari faith. Roots music is our own and this (Dub Club) is not a recent phenomenon,” Gabre Selassie told Caribbean National Weekly.The Dub Club, which mainly features music played by Selassie on his Rockers Sound Station, is  endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Booking agents and talent scouts for major reggae shows in Europe, Japan and the US frequent the event.“The feedback has been positive and tremendous overall. The endorsement by the JTB has brought more awareness of the event,” said Selassie.The Mighty Diamonds perform at the Dub ClubThe Dub Club is a must for fans who want clean entertainment and not the debauchery associated with dancehall promotions. But then came a bump.Three weeks ago, the police visited the Dub Club and demanded the music be turned off as Selassie did not have a required show permit. Things turned sour when the promoter refused, informing the cops that he did in fact apply for and was given a permit. The police pepper-sprayed Selassie and took him to jail. He was freed in court after evidence of the valid permit was produced.Chronixx belts out one of his hits at the Dub ClubThe incident has not embittered Selassie. He is calling for an amendment to Jamaica’s Night Noise Abatement Act, under which he was charged.“I think the police should monitor the caller and do a fact check to find out if there is in fact someone being disturbed or if the caller is being mischievous or trying to get the event shut down due to other motives,” he said. “Someone can stay in Florida and get a dance locked off in Kingston because they don’t like the promoter.”Selassie encouraged authorities to establish entertainment zones in Kingston where events can be held without being locked off at the 2:00 am time stipulated by law.last_img read more

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Cueball’s blog: The importance of Christmas was never more apparent this year

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (11) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -16 Vote up Vote down cgilbert · 293 weeks ago That’s the problem with a “news outlet” where a single person is writer, contributor, editor. No checks or balances. We get what *that person* deems newsworthy, tasteful, pertinent. And we get his opinions, both in terms of what is published, it’s angle, and his censorship of comments. What we have is a well-meaning fellow imposing *his* way of thinking via e-media in a town dreadfully devoid of other options. A fellow who has had difficulty working within the “constraints” of an organized paper in the past, who now has nobody now to overrule him. Report Reply 2 replies · active 293 weeks ago +25 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 293 weeks ago cgilbert I have to differ with you on no one can over rule cue, We the public do not have to visit this site if we feel it is not worthy of visiting. I love what Tracy is doing for the community and using his experience in journalism to bring us the best he can with what he has to work with. Thanks again Tracy for having this site for us. Report Reply 0 replies · active 293 weeks ago +18 Vote up Vote down Satisfied Reader · 293 weeks ago cgilbert I don’t think you are being fair. I would agree with you if Cue did not allow the public to post on his site differing opinions. I have disagreed with him several times and he sure does post my reply word for word. So while a person may feel he is pushing a certain agenda you certainly have the freedom here to post the opposing view. You can also talk to him face to face if you feel he is wrong. And lastly if you feel the newscow is so out of touch you have the freedom to not punch it up on your computer screen. Keep up the good work Tracy. I look forward to agreeing and at times disagreeing with you and letting you know both! Report Reply 0 replies · active 293 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 293 weeks ago Cgilbert..you say it is a one sided reporters slanted view…ok..when was the last time the Wellington Wednesday, Wichita Eagle or any of the three stations in Wichita sent more than one reporter to cover an event. So basically your getting the same one sides slanted view from that reporter. One thing nice is Tracy is local and knows people. Do I think at times he is full of it and we disagree…absolutely..but like one person said do you agree with all media reports..no. Tracy seen that Wellington and Sumner County was lacking for local news. He has provided a service backed by local advertisers to bring that local news to us…if you don’t like it don’t log on. You basically gave your one sided slanted view and it seems everyone disagrees with you… Report Reply 0 replies · active 293 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down cgilbert · 293 weeks ago OK, I can take the criticism. I understand and support the differing opinions. My intent was not to say that he’s not providing a good service, here. I just don’t espouse, as do most media, the notion that one guy should be writer, sole contributor, editor, and jury when it comes to content. The posting of the terrifying 911 call before the child was even laid to rest was, in many opinions, very poor taste and using the “the Eagle did it first…” as an excuse is “weak speak” for “I want web site hits too!” Running police notes about burned out headlights is another one – this practice has no value and does not “deter crime” — it just feeds the gossipy. Thank you for not culling my posts on this matter. Report Reply 1 reply · active 293 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down voodoo child · 293 weeks ago Okay, so Eddie Shaw had his moments I am sure. No harm no foul life go’s on and as long as your fair nobody can stand flat footed look you in the headlines and *****. Report Reply 0 replies · active 293 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down WHS73 · 293 weeks ago Hmmm. I remember a front page article in the Daily News that appeared probably 30 years ago. It was a report on an apparent suicide that said the name couldn’t be released until family had been notified. And then the article went on to say, “It is rumored” followed by the man’s name. Now how did that pass the editor’s scrutinizing eye? It’s the kind of reporting Sumner Newscow seems to be avoiding with the proverbial 10-foot pole. I doubt we’ll see an “it’s been rumored”here. And I, for one, am grateful. Report Reply 0 replies · active 293 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down MJE · 293 weeks ago Cgilbert has a point. I don’t mean about the release of the 911 call- I think that has news value. But when one person is the editor, publisher, and only reporter, how can you offer comprehensive and complete news coverage? Sumner Newscow’s coverage does tend to be uneven. There’s is extensive coverage of school sports, but significantly less coverage of some other school activities. There is lots of coverage of Wellington, but much less of other Sumner County communities. Wellington City Council and meetings are covered, but not those of other Sumner County cities or the county commission. Sure, the guy paying for the webhosting gets to decide what to post, but I’m sure Tracy wants to produce the best news site he can. Report Reply 0 replies · active 293 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 1. The need for Christmas …This past week was not a hopping one on the news front. We shopped, we wrapped, we met friends and relatives we haven’t seen in awhile, we talked, we reacquainted ourselves with loved ones in different towns and cities. But we didn’t do anything really newsworthy.That’s great, because the week before was one of the most stunning news weeks in Wellington history that included the murder of a 10-year-old boy, and a personal tragedy of a well known young man.This holiday season was bittersweet. Christmas is not only a time to remember the birth of Christ, but it is about our renewal of hope within ourselves. Tragedy struck so quickly and stunningly in the heart of the Christmas season this year in Wellington, that it made it difficult to do that.But for me, the holiday couldn’t have come at a better time. It was much needed therapy. We need Christmas — not just for the gifts we buy, the eggnog we may drink, the food we eat, or the activities we share. We need it to remind ourselves that is OK to love one another.Like the carol says: Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year — especially if we allow it to be. 3. The 911 call… Perhaps the most agonizing decision I made last week was whether or not I should link the Blansett 911 call that evening on this site. This is the one time I’m glad to have comrades in the media business.Emergency 911 calls are open record, and there was immediate discussion with my Winfield partner on whether or not to proceed with obtaining that information. My dilemma was whether it served any purpose at the time for the public at large to listen to the 911 tape and if it would be insensitive and callous for Sumner Newscow to do so.However, KSN-TV, Channel 3 in Wichita would be the first to release the tape publicly on that Wednesday. The Wichita Eagle followed suit, and by Friday other media outlets had done the same. Whether Newscow would release the 911 tape became a moot point since it was about everywhere else. I decided to link it from the You Tube page made by the Wichita Eagle on Friday afternoon.It received little reaction. By that point it appeared the public was oversaturated with murder news and was jaded from a wearisome week.Ultimately, I would have sought the tape had no one else done so. But it was more a case of timing for me. My preference was to wait until the holiday season was over and give us enough time where we could sit down and legitimately look at this particular aspect of the story more objectively.The Wichita media, on the other hand, was quick to get it out into the open. Again, it was another one of those ethical dilemmas where there are no right or wrong reasons.Now do I believe such tapes should be available to the public? Absolutely. The fact Ms. Blansett was the actual person to make the phone call means everything in this case and by making this public clears up a lot of rumors and innuendos.And I have always believed, that reporting truth serves a community a greater purpose in this age of massive distribution of misinformation.4. The Interview… Ratcheting this column way down, The Interview, the controversial movie starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, was released this week after initially being banned because of  threats and computer hacking by North Korea operatives.The movie was released online Christmas Day through digital streaming and a few independent movie houses are now showing it. So far no theater in the Wichita area is showing the flick. It was rather a passive-aggressive approach by Sony Pictures, who looked like dunces through the whole controversy.I told Wellington Regent Theater manager Jerry Fike the other day when the complete ban of the movie was in effect, he needed to find a bootleg copy or find a movie insider that could supply a digital copy so he could be the only theater in America to show the film. Not only could we get Fox News and CNN reporters to come down to our humble community but it would be intriguing to see how much Fike could charge customers who “had” to see this movie.A couple of days ago, I was all worked up about censorship and the wusses who own the theaters. Now my feelings have evolved.The reviews are just coming in and the movie appears to be a dud — with uninspiring writing and acting. It really isn’t that funny.That is ironic because the reality surrounding the movie is hysterical. 2. Why we do what we do…Caleb BlansettThe murder of Caleb Chad Blansett came with many ethical questions I grappled with as a news reporter. My biggest dilemma was what constituted news and what was unnecessary sensationalism.I hope people have come to realize my goal for this website is to record an accurate historical account of the happenings of Sumner County in a timely fashion. It is also a goal to provide in-depth information that you won’t find elsewhere. With the Blansett story, that is nearly impossible because the Wichita media have descended in full force this past two weeks to our community for this tragic story.For the most part, the media have done pretty well telling the story. But I beg to differ on how they have handled the social worker aspect of the story and whether this constitutes as pertinent news.Although I have addressed this before, I’d like to reiterate my position. The Kansas Department of Children and Families had been working with the Blansett family for three years and had visited the family four times according to media reports.But there is no evidence that has been made publicly that the KDCF did anything wrong or if those visits is even relevant to the crime at hand. It might be. It might not. These visits could be the crux of the legal case in the trial of Lindsey Nicole Blansett. But as of Sunday, Dec. 28, we don’t know that to be true, and neither does any other news outlet.The KDCF can’t defend itself because the subject matter on the Blansett cases are sealed to the public, which they ought to be. Therefore, what took place in those private sessions is not for public consumption and is sure in the heck not for media speculation.Sumner Newscow will aggressively report this story. But it is not going to feature speculative news.center_img 5. Shout out of the week…This week’s shout out goes out to my family who spent the bulk of Christmas Day in a car. We woke up early to get to eastern Colorado — a 6.5 hour drive from Wellington — to celebrate Christmas with my mom and dad and family, only to get squeamish about an incoming snowstorm, and return to Wellington that very night.All told we spent 13 hours of driving in a 20-hour span.A family picture of the McCues on their way to Colorado for Christmas dinner.And all I could do is smile. We spent countless quality time with one another in the car. I got to visit with my sibling and saw their families for the first time in over a year, and it was just a great, great time.Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.Follow us on Twitter. Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2014…last_img read more

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What channel is Ravens vs. Titans on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL divisional playoff game

first_imgNFL playoff schedule: Divisional roundBelow is the full NFL divisional playoff schedule for 2020, complete with TV channels and live stream links.Saturday, Jan. 11MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamVikings at 49ers4:35 p.m. ETNBCYahoo!Titans at Ravens8:15 p.m. ETCBSYahoo!Sunday, Jan. 12MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamTexans at Chiefs3:05 p.m. ETCBSYahoo!Seahawks at Packers6:40 p.m. ETFoxYahoo! The NFL playoff schedule for 2020 brings a unique set of national TV broadcasts, with three networks and the associated TV channels presenting four games over the span of two days in the divisional round. Today’s Ravens vs. Titans game in Baltimore, scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET, will be shown on CBS.The Ravens, who earned the No. 1 seed in the AFC and enjoyed a first-round bye last week while the Titans pulled off their upset over the Patriots, led the NFL with 3,296 rushing yards in the regular season, the most by a team in a single season in NFL history. Tennessee, though, ranked third in the league with 2,223 rushing yards in 2019, led by the NFL’s leading rusher Derrick Henry, who rushed for 1,540 yards this season. This marks the fourth time the team with the top rushing offense has met the team with the league’s leading rusher in the postseason in the Super Bowl era. In each of the matchups, the team with the league’s leading rusher has won.RAVENS vs. TITANS PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsThat would be a massive upset, of course, considering the Ravens are 10-point home favorites over the Titans. Powered by Sporting News’ Offensive Player of the Year in quarterback Lamar Jackson, Baltimore easily led the league with 33.2 point per game this season and has a league-high 12 players named to the Pro Bowl.Below is all the info you need to watch Ravens vs. Titans on Saturday night, including the TV channel and kickoff time.MORE: Full betting preview for Ravens vs. TitansWhat channel is Ravens vs. Titans on today?TV channel (national): CBSTV channel (Baltimore): WJZTV channel (Nashville): WTVFLive stream: Yahoo! | DAZN (in CA)Sunday’s Ravens vs. Titans game on CBS will be called by the network’s No. X crew. That means xxx and xxx will be on the call. xxx and xxx will report from the sidelines, and xxx NFL rules analyst xxx will explain officiating rulings.For those who can’t watch Ravens vs. Titans on TV and wish to find the game on the radio, the Tennessee call can be heard on Sirius channel 82 and XM channel 226, and the Baltimore call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 225.MORE: Watch every NFL game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada only)What time does Ravens vs. Titans start?Date: Saturday, Jan. 11Start time: 8:15 p.m. ETIn both our picks against the spread and our straight-up predictions for the divisional round of the playoffs, Sporting News is projecting a Ravens win over the Titans. Below are the explanations.Against the spread: The Titans’ game plan is evident: Run Derrick Henry as hard and as much as possible to wear down the Ravens’ defense, finish drives, work the clock and keep Lamar Jackson off the field. The problem is, the Ravens are capable of flipping that script with Jackson and Mark Ingram to limit the opportunities for Henry and Ryan Tannehill. Jackson will force the Titans into uncomfortable situations with his running. Baltimore’s offensive line will win the battle against Tennessee’s front to facilitate everything, including downfield shots to wide receiver Marquise Brown and tight end Mark Andrews.The Ravens will contain Henry and force Tannehill to throw more one-dimensionally than he would like against a deep secondary, inside and out. The Ravens, who will protect both their QB and the ball, have dominated too much through 12 straight victories to trip up at home against the No. 6 seed.Pick: Ravens win 30-17 and cover the spread.Straight up: This is an unstoppable rushing force against the most unstoppable rushing force the NFL has ever seen. Yes, the Titans are benefiting from the fact that Derrick Henry finally is being supported by a legitimate passing attack, which is why Tennessee finished the regular season with the league’s third-best rushing offense and used it to upset New England in the wild-card round. But the Ravens, who scored at least 40 points in five different games this season, led the league with 3,296 rushing yards and surpassed the 1978 Patriots (3,165) for the most rushing yards by a team in a single season in NFL history.With all due respect to Ryan Tannehill, who led the NFL in passer rating this season, the key to this game is related to the other quarterback. Keep in mind Lamar Jackson, who easily broke Michael Vick’s single-season QB rushing record, also led the league with 36 touchdown passes. The soon-to-be MVP and the dangerous weapons around him form a nightmare matchup for any team, and while Tennessee’s defense is respectable, it won’t be up to the task in Baltimore.Pick: Ravens 30, Titans 17MORE: Playoff predictions through Super Bowl 54last_img read more

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Chuba Hubbard says speaking out turned his social media into a ‘playground for hate’

first_imgThe Cowboys player also called for the resignation of Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater in a tweet he’s since deleted. In the tweet, Hubbard said Prater “overstepped his position by allowing police brutality and excessive force to continue against demonstrators exercising the First Amendment in Oklahoma City, OK.”MORE: 2020 college football bowl projectionsHe sent a few additional tweets saying Prater “is abusing his power as an elected official.” He also called on his followers to call Prater’s office and “1. Drop all charges against demonstrators, 2. End qualified immunity, 3. Re-open the Isaiah Lewis case, 4. End cash bail, and 5. Resign.” Oklahoma State star running back Chuba Hubbard is staying off social media for a while.Hubbard tweeted a statement Tuesday saying that his social media pages have turned into a “playground for hate” since he’s been more vocal on issues this offseason. Hubbard first gained attention when he threatened to hold out this upcoming football season after his coach, Mike Gundy, was seen wearing an OAN shirt. After his tweets started to gain traction, Hubbard deactivated his social media accounts. He later reinstated them, but said in a statement that he’s going to stay off the platforms for now.Peace be with you all 🖤 pic.twitter.com/u5leqHVfao— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) July 21, 2020″I have never incited or promoted violence or hate. All I’ve done is voice my opinion on issues I feel are not ethical! I love all,” Hubbard wrote in his statement. “Even those that don’t see eye to eye with me! I will continue to play football at the highest level! That won’t ever stop! But I also won’t stop pushing for what I feel is right! With that being said .. I have noticed my social media has become a playground for hate. That’s the last thing I ever wanted to happen! I am a man, a Black man, a human. Everything I’ve ever said or done in my life I own! All the love and hate I own!”Hubbard opened the door to a return to Twitter, but for the time being he’s staying away.last_img read more

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Over the moon: PGA announces new tournament in Japan

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college GALLERY: ONE: Conquest of Champions press conference Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The tournament, set for Oct. 24-27, will be part of the PGA’s swing through Asia along with stops in South Korea and China. The Japanese tournament replaces one in Malaysia.The PGA said it was a six-year deal, and driven partly by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and golf’s high profile there.PGA officials said the Zozo Championship will have a purse of $9.75 million with a field of 78 — plus 10 designated by the Japanese Tour, and eight others with special exemptions. It will be played at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba prefecture, just outside Tokyo.Maezawa said he was a “5-handicap” golfer at his best, but said he may have slipped to a 9-handicap — also a high level for an amateur player.Isao Aoki, who was the first Japanese player to win a PGA Tour event, was thrilled by the announcement. Aoki won in 1983 in Hawaii.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “Finally this day has come,” the 76-year-old Aoki said. “If I were younger, I’d like to play in a PGA tournament in Japan. I wish this day had come earlier.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments ZOZO Inc. President Yusaku Maezawa speaks during a press conference on the PGA Tour in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. The PGA Tour will hold its first official tournament, the Zozo Championship, in Japan. And the main sponsor of next year’s event, Japanese billionaire Maezawa, is calling the tournament a kind of “moonshot” for golf in his country. Maezawa was announced earlier this year as the first commercial passenger to attempt a flyby around the moon. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO — The PGA Tour will hold its first official tournament in Japan. And the main sponsor of next year’s event, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, is describing it as a kind of “moonshot” for golf in his country.Maezawa should know.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The founder of the Japanese fashion website Zozotown, Maezawa was announced earlier this year as the first commercial passenger to attempt a flight around the moon.“I think this will be the first PGA Tour sponsor that is going to the moon,” he said through an interpreter Tuesday in announcing the tournament. “I haven’t decided who I will take to the moon with me yet. I would like to talk to many people with an open mind.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJapanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama was sitting alongside Maezawa during the media event at a central Tokyo hotel.“I don’t know whether he will ask me, but I would love to go (to the moon),” Matsuyama said. MOST READlast_img read more

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