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first_imgF1 announces new initiative to tackle racism and inequalityPARIS (AP) — Formula One has announced an initiative aimed at tackling racism and encouraging more diversity within the series. F1 says “We Race As One” will also address issues surrounding inequality, sustainability and the coronavirus pandemic. F1 intends to send a strong message about equality when the season begins on July 3 at the Austrian Grand Prix as the first of eight scheduled European races through September. WOMEN’S WCUP-JAPAN Kobe Bryant high school footage to be auctioned on July 23LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s time in high school will be showcased when about 22 hours of footage of the late basketball star playing games and giving interviews will be sold on July 23 by the auction house Profiles in History. The footage is from the media library of Stu Ross, who produced “High School Sports Show,” a syndicated weekly television series seen in 35 cities. About 60% of the Bryant footage is of games involving the Lower Merion Aces from the Philadelphia suburbs. Ross’ library includes 130 hours and more than 700 athletes, including LeBron James, Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, Ryan Braun, Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal.ZANARDI INJUREDZanardi stable but not ready to be brought out of coma Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-CONTRACTPlayer’s association rejects MLB scheduleNEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association rejected a proposed 60-game schedule by a 33-5 vote. The 6-foot-6 Crochet is known for his blazing fastball. He went 5-3 with a 4.02 ERA in 18 appearances with the Volunteers during his sophomore season, averaging 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings.NASCAR-TALLADEGA-NOOSERace starts with show of solidarity, Bubba Wallace says racial incident won’t break himTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama has begun after a show of support for driver Bubba Wallace. Fellow drivers lined up and pushed his car to the front of pit road in a show of solidarity. Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and close friend Ryan Blaney pushing on the other. The entire 40-driver field and all their crew members followed. After the car came to a stop, Wallace climbed out, sat on the window ledge and sobbed. Richard Petty, his Hall of Fame team owner, gently placed a hand on Wallace’s shoulder. The move came one day after a crew member found a noose in his garage stall. Wallace is the only fulltime Black driver in the top NASCAR series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its facilities.The FBI is investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace. President Steve Phelps says security has been stepped up for Wallace since the noose was found on Sunday. On Monday, every driver and their crews joined Wallace in a show of solidarity before the race that was postponed a day by rain.NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace says a noose found in his garage stall at Talladega in Alabama “will not break me.” Wallace says, “I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.”KOBE BRYANT-HIGH SCHOOL Update on the latest sports Earlier this month, an NCAA infractions committee panel handed down numerous penalties related to findings that former assistant coach Lamont Evans accepted up to $22,000 in bribes intended to help steer athletes to certain financial advisers. Oklahoma State is appealing.SOCCER-FIFA INVESTIGATIONConvictions of FIFA officials upheld by US appeals courtNEW YORK (AP) — The convictions of former soccer officials Juan Ángel Napout and José Maria Marin have been upheld in a 3-0 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Napout was convicted in December 2017 of one count of racketeering conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy. He was sentenced to nine years in prison. Marin was convicted of three counts of wire fraud conspiracy, two counts of money laundering conspiracy and one count of racketeering conspiracy. He was sentenced to four years. Marin was released April 2 after he was granted compassionate release. He turned 88 last month.F1-DIVERSITY NBA-WIZARDS-BERTANSWizards GM to AP: Bertans to sit out restart of NBA seasonWASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will skip the Florida-based resumption of the NBA season. He is the first known example of a healthy, eligible player sitting out. Bertans can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is expected to command a big contract as one of the league’s top 3-point shooters. The Wizards are allowed to sign a replacement player for Bertans as early as Tuesday, and Washington general manager Tommy Sheppard said the club “will look at it closely.” The league plans to resume its season in July with 22 of 30 teams playing eight games apiece at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando, Florida, before the playoffs begin.NHL-THORBURN RETIRES Both sides are expected to file grievances accusing the other side of acting in bad faith. MLB-CHICAGO-CROCHETWhite Sox announce deal with 1st-round draft pick CrochetCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Crochet to a minor league contract that includes a signing bonus worth $4,547,500. Crochet went No. 11 overall in the June 10 amateur draft. The 20-year-old left-hander made one start before his junior season at Tennessee was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, striking out six in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. — Ravens coach John Harbaugh is confident his team’s training camp will begin as scheduled next month despite the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on a video conference on Monday, Harbaugh said he expected the NFL would have a plan in place that would enable teams to start practicing in late July. Harbaugh said they’ll just have to be very adaptable, and flexible and smart about what they’re going to do and that testing was the main thing. The Ravens have replaced 13 scheduled on-field practice sessions with virtual classes so far this offseason. — When Brooks Koepka goes for a historic three-peat in the PGA Championship, there won’t be anyone at Harding Park to cheer him on. The PGA of America confirms the first major of this unusual year won’t have spectators. The PGA Championship is scheduled for Aug. 6-9 in San Francisco. It’s the first major of a golf calendar reconfigured because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Open is scheduled for September and the Masters is in November. The British Open was canceled. No one has ever won the PGA Championship three straight times in stroke play.— Jonquel Jones, the star center for the Connecticut Sun, has decided not to play in the WNBA this season because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Jones led the Sun to the WNBA Finals last year, averaging almost 18 points and more than 10 rebounds in the postseason. She becomes the first WNBA player to cite the virus in opting out of the upcoming season. Renee Montgomery, the former UConn guard now with the Atlanta Dream, had previously announced she will skip the season to focus on social justice issues. — Atlanta United president Darren Eales says the team remains on pace to begin full team training on Tuesday, assuming there are no more positive tests for COVID-19. Eales says the two players who have tested positive are in isolation but are expected to be with the team for the MLS Is Back Tournament in July at Walt Disney World. He says the tests of asymptomatic players are evidence the protocols set up by MLS “are working.” The players who tested positive last week have not been identified.— Two Rutgers football players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Coach Greg Schiano discussed the positive tests Monday during a conference call with the media. It was his first availability since the team was allowed to return to campus for voluntary workouts. Schiano said players and coaches were tested before the team returned on June 15. One of the positive tests came from those samples and the player was isolated. The second positive test came from a sample taken when the players reported on June 15. The player was isolated and three players who had contact with him were put in quarantine. June 22, 2020 2 virus cases following Djokovic’s charity event ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Two tennis players have now tested positive for the coronavirus after participating in Novak Djokovic’s charity tennis exhibition in Croatia. Borna Coric, ranked 33rd in the world, tweeted that he feels well and has no symptoms, but is urging anyone who has had close contact with him to be tested for COVID-19. Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov also has said that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Djokovic will now be tested as well. His media team says he has no symptoms but “he needs to do the test and then we will see what’s going on.”Elsewhere in sports news affected by COVID-19: Veteran NHL forward Chris Thorburn announces retirementUNDATED (AP) — Veteran forward Chris Thorburn has announced his retirement after playing more than 800 NHL games since 2005. Thorburn spent his last time on the ice celebrating the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup last season. Despite playing just one game for the Blues in 2018-19, he was the fourth player handed the Cup. Thorburn played 801 regular-season games for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets and Blues. He skated in four playoff games with Winnipeg in 2015. The 37-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, finishes his NHL career with 53 goals, 81 assists and 968 penalty minutes.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-CUNNINGHAMOklahoma State’s Cunningham staying despite postseason banUNDATED (AP) — Cade Cunningham, one of the nation’s top basketball recruits, has chosen to remain at Oklahoma State despite the program being banned from the 2021 postseason. Cunningham won the Naismith High School Trophy given to the nation’s best player. The 6-foot-7 point guard was a key piece of Oklahoma State’s highly ranked recruiting class. Many wondered what the one-and-done prospect would do. Cunningham announced in a video he posted to social media that he would stay. SIENA, Italy (AP) — Doctors say Alex Zanardi remains in stable condition after a crash on his handbike and for now will stay in a medically induced coma. A hospital in Siena says the Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist spent a third night in intensive care without change and that his neurological condition remains grave. The hospital’s medical director says “we need to have patience.” Zanardi has been in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator since he crashed his handbike into a truck near the Tuscan town of Pienza on Friday during a relay race.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS The union dared Commissioner Rob Manfred to give a unilateral order for the regular season’s start and provoke what figures to be lengthy and costly litigation over the impact of the coronavirus. Manfred was expected to take the next step as baseball descends into the type of labor strife that led to eight work stoppages from 1972-95.With the collapse of a negotiated deal, playoffs are set to remain at 10 teams rather than expand to 16, and the proposed expansion of the designated hitter to games involving NL teams would be off. Also falling through for now is a planned experiment that would have had a runner start each extra inning on second base.An initial deal March 26 called for players to receive prorated salaries, but that agreement did not require MLB to play in empty ballparks.Players refused to alter from their insistence on prorated salaries, and MLB finally agreed last week during a meeting between Manfred and union head Tony Clark. But the sides remained about $275 million apart after weeks of talks. MLB offered 60 games and $1.48 billion from salaries that originally totaled $4 billion, plus a $25 million postseason players’ pool. The union wanted 70 games and $1.73 billion plus a $50 million pool. Japan out of 2023 Women’s WCup; Australia-NZ bid favoredTOKYO (AP) — Japan has pulled out of bidding to host soccer’s 2023 Women’s World Cup. That leaves the top-rated joint bid by Australia and New Zealand a clear favorite in the FIFA vote on Thursday. That bid received the highest evaluation from FIFA with Japan rated second and Colombia third. Japan and Australia are both members of the governing body of Asian soccer. Asian soccer president Sheikh Salman of Bahrain praises Japan’s decision as “another impressive show of Asian football unity.”last_img read more

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PGA Nigeria Season Tees Off in Otukpo

first_imgOlawale AjimotokanThe first official event on the PGA Nigeria 2017 calendar got underway yesterday in Otukpo, Benue State, with all the key players bidding for vital tour points at the Pa Aikwuta Mark Memorial Championship.Traditionally, the Pa Mark tournament, organised by the former President of Nigerian Senate, Senator David Mark in memory of his late father, set the stage for other events on the PGA calendar.A cluster of 100 professional players and 30 Category One players are in Akpegede, Otukpo for the tournament that ends on Saturday.The event began on Tuesday when 30 professional players held their nerves and progressed into the main 72-hole event from the Tour Card event that featured 64 players.The players who make the cut after 36 holes will split the prize purse of N5million at the end of the tournament. PGA Nigeria official, Bolaji Olajide, yesterday said that the Tour Card event is symbolic as it would enable the players that fell outside the top 30 last year to fight for a place in the exempt group that do not have to pre- qualify for events in the whole of the 2017 season.Some of the players in the heat of the moment in Otukpo include the 2016 Order of Merit Leader, Sunday Odegha, Gboyega Oyebanji, Gift Willy, Lateef Lasisi, Markus Elisha and the Ghanaian Vincent Torgah, among others.Instructively, it was Torgah who defeated Odegha in a play-off to win the tournament last year before he finished with a flourish by clinching the West Africa Tour at the year ending event in Abuja, beating a pack of shot-makers led by Andrew Oche Odoh.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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PREMIER LEAGUE: Arsenal Fight Back from Two Goals Down to Hold…

first_imgAnd Maurcio Pochettino’s side were made to pay for a conservative approach after the break as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turned a Matteo Guendouzi cross beyond Hugo Lloris to secure a point for the Gunners.The hosts thought they may even have found a winner with time running out, but a back-post finish by Sokratis was ruled out because Sead Kolasinac drifted offside in the build-up – though the Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) did check the decision.In the five added minutes, Spurs saw an appeal for a second penalty turned down as referee Martin Atkinson adjudged Kane to be at fault for a tangle with Sokratis which VAR did not review.The result lifts Arsenal to fifth in the Premier League with seven points from four games, while Tottenham head into September’s international break four places behind their rivals in ninth on five points.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Arsenal came from two goals down to claim a point yesterday from a full-blooded north London derby with Tottenham at Emirates Stadium.Christian Eriksen put the visitors ahead early on after Bernd Leno spilled Erik Lamela’s shot at the Danish international’s feet.Spurs were cruising when Harry Kane doubled their lead from the penalty spot after Granit Xhaka’s woefully misjudged challenge on Son Heung-min, but Alexandre Lacazette got on the end of Nicolas Pepe’s pass to give Arsenal hope in first-half stoppage time.last_img read more

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Koval sparks Syracuse with equalizing goal, energy off the bench in 1-1 tie against UConn

first_img Published on September 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Moranz makes late save to preserve Syracuse’s tie with Connecticutcenter_img With about 10 minutes left in the first half of the game, Alexis Koval jogged in place on the sideline, waiting for a stoppage in play so she could enter Monday afternoon’s contest against Connecticut.A little over a minute after entering the game, Koval arced home a header off Taylor Haenlin’s throw-in into the top-left corner, tying the game in the process.Despite being outshot 19-14, Syracuse (1-1-2) played UConn (2-1-1) to a 1-1 double-overtime tie on Monday afternoon at SU Soccer Stadium. After replacing a tired Alex Lamontagne, Koval’s 37th-minute goal sparked the Orange back into the game and helped SU execute its high-tempo game plan.“The goal brought the energy back up, which is what we needed,” said Koval. “It was important to get that in before we started up the second half so we could start fresh.”SU head coach Phil Wheddon decided to ride some of Koval’s energy into the second half and she continued to create opportunities.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKoval led the team in total shots, three, two of which were shots on goal. Before the game, Wheddon said he told Koval to use her speed and athleticism to create danger in the 18-yard box.“She’s a pain in the backside to play against because she’s so active,” Wheddon said. “We told her to run at their back line and it worked.”The team is working on maintaining a high tempo. Koval was one of six players that Wheddon sent off the bench as he used the Orange’s depth to maintain his desired speed of play.As someone who typically plays every minute of every game and saw action for all 110 minutes on Monday, midfielder Jackie Firenze is especially appreciative of the boost Koval provides off the bench.“She is huge for us, to have someone come off the bench and be an impact player right away is awesome,” said Firenze. “It gives the team an interesting dynamic.”In Friday’s 5-1 win against Albany, Koval came off the bench and totaled four shots on goal and an assist.On a team half fullof freshmen and transfers, Koval also provides leadership from the bench, Wheddon said.Wheddon stresses that each and every player on his team is competing for playing time. Koval might be winning that competition though, especially if she continues to create and score.“Scoring goals helps playing time tremendously,” said Wheddon. “We need to be diligent defensively, but scoring goals is something we look for from all of our forwards as they battle for playing time.” Commentslast_img read more

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Women’s hockey sweeps New Hampshire

first_imgThe first win at LaBahn Arena and the first shutout of the season highlighted the Wisconsin women’s hockey team’s weekend sweep over the University of New Hampshire.The Badgers (5-3-2) put together two solid performances against the Wildcats (3-4-0), winning 5-0 Sunday and 2-1 Friday night. Entering the series, UW faced a four-game winless streak after taking a tie and loss to Bemidji State last weekend, and two road losses to the University of Minnesota-Duluth two weeks ago.“I think we have been waiting for it all year. In all the games, we’ve kind of been outplaying teams so it was big for our confidence,” freshman defenseman Courtney Burke said. The Badgers came out strong from the start Sunday, determined to earn the series sweep. Senior forward Brianna Decker put her team on the scoreboard just 11 minutes into the first period. With a two-man advantage due to a pair of Wildcat penalties, Wisconsin moved the puck quickly around the ice until Decker saw an opening from just outside the left edge of the crease.“I don’t even know how [Decker] saw that opening, it was a snipe,” Burke, who assisted on the goal, said. “We were working the puck around well … and they just couldn’t keep up with us on it.”Burke again delivered for Wisconsin with a goal of her own in the second period. After faking out a Wildcat defender, she skated through the slot and netted UW’s second goal of the game.The goal was the young player’s second score of the season, and with an assist on the team’s final goal, she earned three points on Sunday, enough to tie her for third on the team with eight total.To finish out the second period, junior forward Madison Packer gave Wisconsin a three goal lead, deflecting a shot from just across the blue line by defenseman Saige Pacholok.New Hampshire did not let up despite falling behind on the scoreboard. The Wildcats remained even with the Badgers in shots-on-goal with 19 each in the first two periods.However, Wisconsin took over the ice in the third period, outshooting the Wildcats 13-2 and netting two more goals. Decker gave UW the four-goal advantage just 2:20 into the final period and silenced any further attempt by New Hampshire to make a run at coming back.Head coach Mark Johnson was pleased with the effort put forth by his team throughout the game.“When Brianna scored the goal in the third there, it deflates [New Hampshire] as far as having a chance to come back, four is a big jump,” Johnson said. “We became more relaxed and start to move our feet more, so [the] third period was good from that standpoint.”Forward Karley Sylvester found the back of the net four minutes later to bring UW’s final tally to five goals Sunday.Friday night was a similar tale of early success as the sophomore snuck the puck past Wildcat goaltender Vilma Vaattovaara on a power play. Sylvester’s goal gave Wisconsin the lead less than three minutes into the game and the team never surrendered its advantage.“We talked about that prior to the game, getting a good start in the first five or six minutes … so it was good to see us create that energy,” Johnson said.Decker added to the lead with just more than a minute left in the first period. With both teams sitting a player in the penalty box, Decker took advantage of the extra space on the ice. After winning a faceoff in the middle of the rink, she exploded toward the net with Vaattovaara as her only roadblock and slipped the puck around her.The Wildcats remained competitive with the Badgers all game, and halfway thought the final period, their efforts paid off. Mistakes by Wisconsin created a three-on-one opportunity for the Wildcats, allowing Kristina Lavoie to shoot the puck past UW goaltender Alex Rigsby.The junior remained consistent in net all weekend, with 50 saves in the two games, 29 of which came Friday night. Johnson was very pleased with Rigsby’s performance, noting that she was not at fault for the lone goal against her in the series.“That goal, it was a three-on-one, you can’t fault her on that, but she was sharp,” Johnson said. “She gave us a good job of giving us an opportunity to win us a hockey game.”With a pair of wins in their hands, the Badgers appear to have broken out of their early season slump.“We needed that sweep with Rigsby looking strong behind us,” Burke said. “It is really helpful, especially playing Mankato next weekend. It’s big.”Wisconsin will finish out its homestand next weekend with two games against Minnesota State, the team it tied back on Sept. 28 to kick off the season.last_img read more

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Big on boxing MansionBet sponsors ‘Pound for Pound’ podcast

first_img Related Articles Share Share Liverpool FC in agency dispute over £15m BetVictor sponsorship June 9, 2020 Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Dana Bocker – MansionGibraltar online gambling group Mansion continues its support of boxing, with its flagship sportsbook property MansionBet sponsoring the ‘Pound for Pound’ podcast.Considered boxing’s ‘number 1 podcast’, Pound for Pound is hosted by actor Jake Wood and ex European Super Bantamweight Champion Spencer Oliver.Published each Wednesday, Pound for Pound features in-depth analysis of boxing fights, news, events, plus exclusive features and interviews with the sports leading figureheads.The Podcast has grown to become an authority in the sport of boxing, supported by a strong social media following and over 1 million downloads since its launch.Dana Bocker, Head of Integrated Marketing at Mansion commented: “Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular and this will allow us to connect with boxing enthusiasts through a different medium, in an engaging, light-hearted way.The sponsorship sees MansionBet continue its support of UK boxing, in which the bookmaker has supported UK prospects, Anthony Fowler and Jordan Gill.Furthermore, MansionBet acts as the lead sponsor of popular UK boxing fight series ‘The Ultimate Boxxer’.Backing MansionBet’s support, the Team at Pound For Pound added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with the brilliant team at MansionBet to make the Pound For Pound listening experience even more immersive.To be able to offer our loyal fans the latest odds and exclusive deals alongside our usual pre-fight build up and awesome special guest interviews is a really exciting next step forward for our show.MansionBet has a fantastic track record in sport and this partnership will cement us further as the UK’s #1 boxing podcast.”last_img read more

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Soldier and police woman crowned 2013 Milo Marathon Champions

first_imgAn army officer Alhaji Mohammed Kassim beat his Kenyan rival and defending champion Alex Kimeli while Elizabeth Bortsor, 22, a police officer, successfully defended her title in style.Men’s raceAfter placing second in 2010 and 2011, Alhaji Mohammed Kassim displayed a spirited performance at the 27th edition of the Accra Milo Marathon, to make Ghana proud, as he wrestled the title from his closest rival from Kenya, Alex Kimeli.Mohammed, 29, ran alongside eight elite runners including Alex Kimeli and Akakiya Atampiro, who were second and third respectively. He ran with seven other main contenders at a furious pace immediately the race judge signalled them to action. The elite bunch of runners successfully completed the grueling 42km distance from Nungua Barrier to Dansoman round about (suburbs in Accra).“It took a lot of training and determination, to beat the Kenyan, I was just waiting for the right time to change into my 5th gear” said Mohammed, who is also a soldier with the Ghana Air force.The army officer alternated between the 8th and 7th position for most part of the race, whilst the defending champion Alex Kimeli stayed comfortable in the lead. Most of the spectators and pundits who watched Alex in action last year did not anticipate any change in the status quo, as they watched and cheered. “He’ll win again, these Kenyans they are long distance champions” said one of the spectators, in response to a question about his expectation of the final outcome.Mohammed moved into the 7th position at Cede House, at ‘Novotel’ he placed 6th, at High Street he was 4th, just before ‘Tudu’, Mohammed gained grounds on the champion. At Korle-Bu, Alex‘s lead was under siege as Mohammed and Atampiro chased on. At Dansoman First Light, about 3km to finish line, the two time runner up (2010,2011) had his ‘eureka moment’ after overtaking Alex, as he sped to his first win, with a time of 1:27:11 seconds.“I was in pain, very serious pain when he (Mohammed) passed me, because of my foot wear”, said Alex Kimeli, after the race. When asked why he decided to use a faulty foot wear for such an important race, “I gave my main foot wear to a friend to compete abroad”, he said.last_img read more

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Bengals release Mark Walton after his third arrest

first_img Related News “It’s important for our team to get off to a fresh start as we begin the 2019 season,” head coach Zac Taylor said in a statement. “For that reason, we felt it best if we move forward without Mark Walton. We hope his situation gets resolved, but we don’t want to take anything away from the good work that so many other players have already begun to demonstrate.”#Bengals waive HB Mark WaltonRead More 📰:https://t.co/1tKAy5zJ6Y pic.twitter.com/w4mmoD7gHz— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 6, 2019Aside from the March 12 charges, Walton is facing a misdemeanor battery charge after he allegedly got into a fight with his neighbor Feb. 16. Walton allegedly took a phone from a neighbor after the two got into an arguement in a residential parking garage, resulting in a physical altercation. NFL trade rumors: Cardinals sitting on 2 offers for quarterback Josh Rosen The Bengals have cut running back Mark Walton, the team announced Saturday. Walton’s release comes just a few days after he was arrested for the third time this year. He was taken into custody Thursday and is facing felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving stemming from a high-speed car chase that occurred March 12, according to the Miami Herald. He’s also facing a misdemeanor marijuana-possession charge from a January arrest.Walton, 22, was drafted by the Bengals in the fourth round of last year’s draft. He saw limited action in 2018, rushing for just 34 yards on 14 attempts.last_img read more

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Madden 21 ratings draw strong NFL player reactions: ‘EA Sports is tripping right now’

first_imgEA Sports has been slowly releasing its “Madden NFL 21” ratings this week, and in the process has upset many of the league’s players.While some have certainly been excited, like members of the 99 club, many others have expressed disappointment. Some players, like the Bengals’ D.J. Reader, have fair gripes. Reader believes he should be an 88 overall instead of the 84 he was given. Others, like Lamar Jackson, seem to be upset just for the sake of being upset. Jackson has a 94 overall rating, which makes him one of the best players in the game, and a top five quarterback. Reader and Jackson were among several players to react to their overall rating, but other players had issues with their smaller ratings. Madden has ratings for just about everything you can think of from wide receiver release to short throw accuracy, medium throw accuracy and deep throw accuracy. MORE: Tracking Madden 21 ratings by positionsSo let’s take a look at what players are saying about their rating.Lamar JacksonLamar Jackson’s reaction to his 94 overall rating on #Madden21 😅 pic.twitter.com/Snl5CFm2Vd— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 14, 2020Like we mentioned before, Jackson’s 94 overall rating is really good so it’s somewhat surprising to see him so bothered by it. He was just a 76 overall at the launch of Madden 20 just a year ago, so he’s really made some tremendous strides in one year. In fact, he’s so good that Madden developers believe he’s “getting close” to becoming the most dominant Madden player ever.Jackson’s mix of 96 speed (fastest speed ever for a QB in Madden history) and 92 throw power (10th among QBs in Madden) make him an extremely dangerous threat. MORE: The inside story on EA Sports switching looks with Jackson’s coverDeshaun Watson@EAMaddenNFL 🤦🏾‍♂️😂— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) July 13, 2020It’s not clear what exactly Watson is mad about, but the facepalm emoji clearly shows he doesn’t like something with his Madden rating. Watson 86 overall, which makes him the eighth overall quarterback in the game. His overall standing among quarterbacks seems fair to me (below Aaron Rodgers, but above Dak Prescott), but I could see where Watson believes he’s a 90+ overall player. Watson is dangerous with his arm and his feet, making him a fun player to use in Madden.Kyler MurrayNa… https://t.co/g1NDY6mPfl— Kyler Murray (@K1) July 13, 2020Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray wasn’t reacting to his overall rating, but rather his speed rating. Murray has a solid 91 speed, making him the second-fastest quarterback in the game, but clearly he thinks it should be higher. If he continues to showcase his skills in 2020, then his speed should go up, much like we saw with Jackson last year.Alvin Kamara🥱 https://t.co/loF25Jg2rN— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) July 14, 2020Alvin Kamara came in at an 88 overall rating in Madden 21, which makes him tied for the ninth-best running back in the game. His yawning emoji indicates he’s upset, and feels as if the Madden developers are sleeping on him.Melvin GordonNot top ten hahah at this rate madden gon rate me a 79 with no X factor !!! …. we need a season so I can boss up … NO 🧢— F L ⚡️ S H (@Melvingordon25) July 10, 2020We don’t know Melvin Gordon’s full ratings as EA Sports only released the top 10 running backs, but that’s exactly why the Broncos running back is upset. He feels he should be in that top 10 conversation. He finished Madden 20 as an 84 overall, making him the 21st overall running back in the game. Darius Slay87🤦🏾‍♂️ @EAMaddenNFL I need answers right now!!!! https://t.co/ictbZA3TD4— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) July 13, 2020Darius Slay felt disrespected with his 87 overall rating. Several other players even came to his defense on this rating as well including Joe Haden, Antonio Cromartie and Charles James. Slay finished as an 87 overall in Madden 20 so he shouldn’t be too surprised it remained the same.Miles SandersI already know @EAMaddenNFL gon do me dirty😂😂😂😂😂😂— Miles Sanders (@BoobieMilesXXIV) July 13, 2020Full running back ratings haven’t been released yet (just the top 10), so we’ll have to wait and see what Miles Sanders’ rating actually is. He tweeted he felt he should be at least 85 overall, but it’s unlikely he’ll get that wish. He finished Madden 20 as 78 overall, and the Madden 21 ratings have mostly stayed true to what players finished as the year before.Aaron RodgersAaron Rodgers didn’t react to his Madden rating himself, but he had plenty of people come to his defense.”It’s pure disrespect,” Marquez Valdes-Scantling told GMFB. “I don’t understand how you can even not put him 97 or better. What did he do wrong at this point? I’ll never understand the Madden ratings, but it’s not for me to decide. He’ll just go out and be the best quarterback ever.”Some other players such as Kyler Murray and Adrian Amos had something to say about Rodgers’ 89 rating as well.So Disrespectful to AR… 🤦🏽‍♂️ https://t.co/a2CVknVdJk— Kyler Murray (@K1) July 13, 2020Aaron an 89?! That’s crazy lol what did he do to yaw? @EAMaddenNFL https://t.co/M7233uS7Z0— Adrian Amos (@_SmashAmos31) July 13, 2020D.J. Reader.@Bengals DT @Djread98 reacts to his Madden rating 👀”I should at least be an 88.” pic.twitter.com/NmV4UL81gF— GMFB (@gmfb) July 15, 2020D.J. Reader had a solid 2019 season finishing with a career-high 2.5 sacks and 13 quarterback hits. His strong season led him to sign a four-year, $53 million contract with the Bengals. Because of all this, he told NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” he “should at least be an 88.”Reader comes in at 84 overall, which is where he finished in Madden 20 on the Texans. Still, he feels like he’s had steady improvement through his career to warrant an improvement of four overall.”If I go out there now, some fans might think I’m sorry,” Reader told GMFB. “I’m like man, naw, EA Sports is trippin’ right now.”Adrian AmosI don’t even care about my overall as long as my speed stay in the 90’s on there I’m straight 😂 #madden— Adrian Amos (@_SmashAmos31) July 14, 2020The Packers safety is hoping his speed stays high. His final speed rating in Madden 20 was 93, so Amos should be good in that department. His full ratings haven’t been released yet, but it’s hard to see him dropping too much speed. Rookie Quarterbacks”Dang! This is the guy you guys got!?” – @Tua@SteveYoungQB reveals #Madden21 Ratings to Rookie QBs pic.twitter.com/PLLH1Fh8XK— Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) July 9, 2020EA Sports had Steve Young reveal player ratings to rookie quarterbacks, and they surprisingly took it well. Dolphins rookie Tua Tagovailoa was extremely humble as he kept under-guessing his ratings. No one from the rookie quarterback class got too upset by their initial ratings.Rookie wide receiversExpert #RatingsAdjustor @Ochocinco gave the top Rookie WRs their #Madden21 Ratings 👐 pic.twitter.com/DlrAS8ciBA— Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) July 10, 2020EA Sports had Chad Johnson reveal player ratings to the rookie receivers and their reactions were a mixed bag. Tee Higgins, for example, was stunned to find out his run blocking stat. When asked what he thought it would be, he predicted 90. Madden gave him a 48.”They did me dirty right there,” Higgins said.last_img read more

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Arconada: “I apologize”

first_imgThe coach of the Royal qualified his statements: “Maybe it was not well interpreted, but I transmitted that same to a member of the Federation before the game. In January more than 23 foreigners have been incorporated and there are three or four teams competing with 15 I don’t have to close the doors. I said the same thing when I won the Queen’s Cup. In the context in which I said it is logical that people have interpreted it that way. I apologize. When we won the Queen’s Cup, I talked about these issues. “Arconada explained how difficult it is to compete against the Barça: “At the level of Barcelona yes. Last year Rayo, Madrid already scored ten goals. The rest of the teams are more evenly matched. They have scored six goals for Atlético who is second.”The coach supported the players for the strike they made to sign the agreement: “They are worried that it will not be signed and that the agreement can be signed” Gonzalo Arconada He went through the microphones of “El Larguero” of the SER to clarify his words after losing the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona by 1-10. The coach complained about the presence of foreigners after the game: “We are all sorry and it is something that has to reflect the list and the Federation if they want to promote football. Foreigners continue to arrive and the nationals are on the bench. much bigger budget and the Federation has to reflect if they want it to be like that and humiliate others. “last_img read more

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