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For your information: Kansas Turnpike Authority Storm Shelter locations

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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 (5) 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. +1 Vote up Vote down swimmers13 · 376 weeks ago Good to know, thank you KTA and NewsCow. Report Reply 0 replies · active 376 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Local · 376 weeks ago Thank you! Report Reply 0 replies · active 376 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 376 weeks ago Any idea how many people these shelters can accomodate? Report Reply 2 replies · active 375 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Krystle · 376 weeks ago The ones that that say “basement” are actually quite big. I know the one at southern terminal and the one at the casino extend the length of the interchange (under the toll booths) could easily accommodate at least 50 people. The the ones that say “underground” are like a storm cellar that a homeowner could buy. Depending how big the people are you could probably fit 15, maybe 20 people. Each cellar has water, flashlights, and a radio as well. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 375 weeks ago Thank you! I was wondering if these shelters were intended primarily for turnpike employees, or to accommodate motorists in the area as well. Sounds like they’re well-equipped. Report Reply 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 Sumner Newscow report — The following is a list of Kansas Turnpike Authority Storm Shelters if you are on the road on the turnpike…last_img read more

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It’s been quite a journey so far, but South Haven high school softball is close to reality

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first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – “The South Haven High School girls softball team.” Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?A group of 11 girls with the help of Twaila Wiley, a USD 509 employee, are on a mission to form the first Lady Cardinal softball team to play this spring.While their opponents are likely to be area junior varsity squads and South-Central Border League opponents in need of a game, their biggest competition in 2014 is time, money and the legal loopholes of starting a high school softball program.But come this spring, South Haven Cardinal softball hopes to become a reality. They plan on having a schedule of eight games.“The girls really want this badly,” Wiley said. “They really love to play and want to make this a legitimate high school program.” There are a lot of things going for this group. First of all there are 11 girls who have signed up – and this isn’t a group of novice ball players either. They have been playing together mostly for the South Haven Flame Throwers during the summer months.“I truly believe the second we start playing high school ball, we will be competitive,” Wiley said. “We have three players already who could go on to play in college. Maybe not DI teams but places like Pratt or Cowley.”Wiley continued:“The thing about it is, high school softball allows them the opportunity to showcase their talents. That’s huge. Because that is what it is all about. Giving a girls the opportunity to succeed.”But starting up a high school softball team takes more than rounding up players for a make-shift game at the local ball field.First it takes a lot of convincing and compromising.The girls first approached the South Haven school board in January to plead their case. It wasn’t an easy sell.The board had several concerns. First of all, there was no money in the budget to support a new program.The girls promised to make it a pay to play program. They not only needed to raise the money to meet all expenses for the program, but they needed to do it fast.They had to raise $5,650 which included the payment of a coach, the expense of a bus driver, worker’s comp, and miscellaneous expenses in two weeks time.They did just that.Then there were the uniforms.“We had every intention of wearing old softball pants and a T-shirt,” Wiley said. “We don’t care. We just want to play ball.”If only it was that easy. The uniforms have to meet the specifications of the KSHSAA. For the uniform tops alone costs $750.“I had a donor all lined up who was going to use a supplier in Wichita, who could get them cheap,” Wiley said. “But we can’t do that because the uniforms have to come from suppliers approved by the KSHSAA and those are tremendously more expensive.”The South Haven school board members then were concerned about the high school track program. They didn’t want softball taking people away from an established sport. The girls agreed that they would only hold practice after track practice. So they won’t be going out to practice until after 5 p.m. Also, if there was a track meet on a particular day, there would be no softball contest.“This hasn’t been an issue,” Wiley said. “The track team had more people sign up than they did last year.”The next hurdle (to use a track phrase) was finding a coach. Wiley said due to conflicts she can’t coach the team something she has done with this group since the second grade. But two other people who have applied. The board is supposed to act on hiring a coach in the near future.As far as equipment goes, most of the girls have most of that except for a few miscellaneous things like a new bat and some stickers.But Wiley said once the program is established, it could be a long and fruitful journey.Currently, the team makeup is one senior, one junior, three sophomores and six freshmen. She also said there are some girls coming up in seventh and eighth grade who wants to play. So there is an established future.South Haven will also be playing in a competitive South-Central Border League if established and that has some very good teams. Udall is a traditional state power, which has won two state championships in the past 10 years. Oxford, Udall’s chief rival, is a very good program as well.The proposed Cardinals won’t be playing post season ball this year. It will be an exhibition year. That means they must find teams to play on their own. They will not be eligible for post-season tournament. Next year, they will need to get sanctioned with the KSHSAA and get on the SCBL softball scheduling rotation.So there is still a lot to be done. And there are more expenses to be met.If you wish to donate to this cause send checks payable to the following address:South Haven Schools, USD 509Attention: Twaila WileyP.O. Box 229South Haven, Kans. 67140. Close Forgot password? 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I could only imagine what would be happening or be said if this were about establishing a baseball program. There would be some irate parents wondering why there was no support for their girls. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down In The Know · 338 weeks ago Boys had the same opportunity and set conditions. Couldn’t meet them. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Sports Fan · 338 weeks ago Maybe the article should have stated that. Thanks for clarifyng. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down 1234 · 337 weeks ago Thought it was just a single-year decision so far? Nothing has been decided about next year. Report Reply 1 reply · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down softball mom · 328 weeks ago The Board voted to let the teams in the SCBL League for next season. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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New scoreboard at Sellers Park football field is now up

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Antonio Brown investigation: What to know about rape accusation, lawsuit by former trainer

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first_imgThe Antonio Brown saga of 2019, which had been packed full of surprises and was a source of social-media entertainment, is no longer amusing. In a civil lawsuit filed in September in the Southern District of Florida, the now-former Patriots wide receiver was accused of exploitation, sexual assault and rape.The plaintiff, 28-year-old Britney Taylor, alleges the 31-year-old Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions in 2017 and 2018, with the third incident escalating to rape.   The Patriots, who signed Brown to a one-year contract hours after the Raiders released him in the first week of September, acknowledged the lawsuit in a statement and noted the NFL had informed the team it was investigating the alleged incidents. New England eventually released Brown.An NFL spokesman told The Boston Globe after Brown’s release that the league’s investigation will continue even though Brown is no longer on a team. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters on Dec. 11 (per NFL.com) that the investigation had not yet been completed.Brown filed a countersuit against Taylor on Nov. 20. He denied Taylor’s allegations and reiterated his claim that their sexual relationship was consensual at all times, ESPN reported. Brown requested a jury trial, per ESPN’s report.Below is everything you need to know about the Brown case.What we know about the lawsuit against Antonio BrownTaylor, a gymnast from Memphis, Tenn., met Brown in 2010 when the two were students at Central Michigan. She was paired with Brown as bible study partners in the college’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes group. Three years later, Brown, then with the Steelers, contacted Taylor and asked her to send him a revealing photo via social media, according to the lawsuit. Taylor refused, and the two fell out of touch.In 2017, Brown contacted Taylor, who had opened a gym, to request training ahead of the upcoming NFL season. Taylor agreed to help, and their arrangement included Taylor flying on occasion to Pittsburgh and Florida, where Brown had homes. According to the lawsuit, Taylor “never dated or had an interest in any romantic relationship with Brown. Their relationship, as far as Ms. Taylor believed and behaved, was that of a ‘brother-sister’ type.”The following is the list of allegations as a result of what occurred from that point through 2018, directly from the lawsuit’s introduction:This case is about how Antonio Brown — a highly successful wide receiver in the NFL — exploited, sexually assaulted, and raped his former trainer Britney Taylor. Brown preyed on Ms. Taylor’s kindness and her religious devotion, casting himself as a person equally dedicated to his religious faith and someone she could trust. In reality, he used manipulation and false promises to lure her into his world, and once there, he sexually assaulted and raped her. These heinous acts have inflicted severe and dramatic damage on Ms. Taylor, irreparably harming her.In June 2017, Brown sexually assaulted Ms. Taylor twice while they were together for training sessions. First, Brown exposed himself and kissed Ms. Taylor without her consent. Later that month, Brown, while positioned behind Ms. Taylor, began masturbating near her without her knowledge and ejaculated on her back. Ms. Taylor realized what occurred when she felt a wet spot soak through her clothing. Later, in astonishingly profane and angry text messages, Brown bragged about the incident to her.Shocked and deeply embarrassed by this assault and his degrading messages, Ms. Taylor cut off her working relationship with Brown.However, several months later, Brown reached out to Ms. Taylor, expressing contrition, begging forgiveness and pleading with her to train him again. Ms. Taylor was hesitant but eventually agreed, swayed by his assurance that he would cease any sexual advances.Brown’s assurances proved false.On May 20, 2018, Brown cornered Ms. Taylor, forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her. Ms. Taylor tried to resist him, but Brown was too strong and physically overpowered her. She screamed and cried throughout the entire rape, repeatedly shouting “no” and “stop.” Brown refused and penetrated her.Brown’s assaults and rape have severely traumatized Ms. Taylor. Ms. Taylor has suffered near-daily panic attacks and suicidal ideations.Ms. Taylor brings this action to recover compensatory and punitive damages for the significant harm Brown caused by this brutal and sadistic misconduct.Who is Britney Taylor?Taylor’s lawsuit against Brown describes her as a “world-class gymnast.” Born in Memphis, she started gymnastics at age 3. While in high school, she reached “elite” status, which according to the lawsuit made her eligible to compete in international competitions. The lawsuit also states Taylor “will be inducted into the inaugural Tennessee Gymnastics Hall of Fame” this year.In 2010, Taylor spent her freshman year of college at Central Michigan, but the next year she transferred to LSU, from which she later graduated.In 2016, Taylor opened a gymnastics training center in Memphis “for predominantly African-American girls.”According to the lawsuit, Taylor “succeeded in (gymnastics) even though she often worked with unsupportive and verbally abusive coaches and was almost always the lone African-American gymnast on her teamand at meets.” It states that, with her gym, Taylor “wanted to create a safe and supportive environment for young girls of color to thrive in the sport of gymnastics — something that was often missing for her when she was a young girl.”What is Antonio Brown’s defense team saying?Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner, issued a statement claiming the receiver “denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit.” On Twitter, Heitner said “Brown will leave no stone unturned and will aggressively defend himself, including exercising all of his rights in countersuits.”Brown claims he was approached by Taylor in 2017, not the other way around, as Taylor alleges, after he signed a Steelers contract making him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. Brown says Taylor asked him to invest $1.6 million in her business project and then cut off communications when he refused her request.Then, Brown says, Taylor contacted him in 2018 and offered her training services. Per Heitner’s statement: “The accuser engaged Mr. Brown in a consensual personal relationship. Any sexual interaction with Mr. Brown was entirely consensual. The accuser not only traveled to Mr. Brown’s residences on multiple occasions, she traveled from Tennessee to Florida and returned at 2 a.m. to Mr. Brown’s residence ten days after the alleged assault. The accuser continued communications with Mr. Brown throughout 2018, and even asked Mr. Brown for tickets to a Pittsburgh Steelers football game in the winter of 2018.”Brown claims he is the victim of a “money grab.” Heitner’s statement says Taylor “has continually posted photographs of Mr. Brown on her social media in an effort to financially benefit from his celebrity.”As for the alleged rape in May 2018, Brown claims the two had consensual sex:”In May 2018, Mr. Brown’s accuser invited herself to join Mr. Brown and his friends, who were patrons at Miami adult entertainment clubs. After several hours of partying, Mr. Brown and his friends called it a night. Instead of leaving by herself, as she had arrived, and returning to her hotel, Mr. Brown’s accuser solicited Mr. Brown to join her and return to Mr. Brown’s residence where the two engaged in consensual sex.”According to ESPN, Brown before the lawsuit was filed refused to sign a settlement agreement that would have paid Taylor more than $2 million to end the claim. Those settlement discussions began in April, according to the report.Will the NFL eventually suspend Antonio Brown?According to The Washington Post, the NFL was giving “serious consideration” to placing Brown on the commissioner exempt list while Brown was still a member of the Patriots. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell essentially would have put Brown on temporary paid leave while the league completed its investigation into the accusations against him. Brown would not have been able to practice with the Patriots or play in games while he was on the list.Goodell can only place Brown on the list if Brown is on an NFL roster.The fact that Brown is accused in a civil lawsuit and not being charged with any crimes means there is a lower burden of proof on Taylor in court — “a preponderance of the evidence” vs. “beyond a reasonable doubt.” In terms of potential discipline from the NFL, though, the league does not need to see criminal charges or a conviction to keep Brown off the field if he signs with another team.According to the league’s personal conduct policy, Goodell can place Brown on the commissioner exempt list if “an investigation leads the commissioner to believe that a player may have violated” the policy. Prohibited conduct in the policy includes “assault and/or battery, including sexual assault or other sex offenses.”In order to suspend Brown as a result of its investigation, the NFL needs “credible evidence” to establish that he violated the policy. This could be tricky. Again, because this is a civil case rather than a criminal case, there is a lesser burden of proof, and evidence of a violation could be difficult to demonstrate.As a comparison, Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann cited the NFL’s decision to suspend Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games in 2017 for domestic violence-related conduct “despite Elliott’s denial and questions about evidence.” On the other hand, Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was not disciplined by the NFL this year despite a verbal warning he directed at his fiancee that could have been deemed a violation of the policy.Taylor reportedly has cooperated with the NFL in the investigation. Brown met with NFL personnel in November. Goodell gave an update on Dec. 11. “They’ve still not completed the investigation. Our investigators did [but] I did not meet with Antonio. They have more work to do with following up on that and I’ll get an update when they have more information,” Goodell said, per NFL.com.As for Brown’s playing status for the remainder of the season, a placement on the commissioner exempt list would be indefinite. If the NFL ultimately decides Brown violated the personal conduct policy via “sexual assault involving physical force,” then the minimum suspension would be six games without pay.While Goodell has previously placed players under investigation for criminal acts on the list, it has never been used for a player who is a defendant in a civil suit.On Sept. 16, Sports Illustrated published its findings after conducting interviews with former acquaintances of Brown and reviewing police and court documents. SI learned a second woman has alleged sexual misconduct by Brown. According to the report, Brown is also accused in multiple lawsuits of failing to pay former employees.Via SI: “In total, the stories of those who have encountered Brown paint a portrait of a superstar athlete living a rockstar lifestyle, of a man who rose from poverty and anonymity in Miami to stardom and wealth on a national stage, only to make a habit of insulting, attacking and betraying people he saw as being beneath his station.” SI reported that the second accuser, whose name has not been disclosed, received “threatening” text messages from Brown in response to SI’s initial report. The woman told SI she received a group text message that appeared to come from the same phone number Brown provided to her in 2017. The text chain, with four other phone numbers on it, included photos of her and her children, with the person she believes is Brown encouraging others in the group to investigate the woman.One of the woman’s lawyers, Lisa J. Banks, wrote a letter to the NFL to inform it of the text messages. According to The Boston Globe, Banks wrote that the woman “is understandably frightened by these text messages, which are clearly intended to threaten and intimidate her.”The Patriots, who initially took a “wait and see” approach and allowed the league to conduct its investigation, decided to cut Brown with the text messages reportedly being the reason.last_img read more

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Matthew Tkachuk injury update: Calgary Flames forward is a game-time decision against Toronto Maple Leafs

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first_imgShould he rejoin his team Thursday night, Tkachuk knows the test in front of them: “They’ve had a good little stretch here and are playing good hockey. This is a test for us tonight. Two of the hottest teams in the NHL right now. It should be a good game,” Anderson reported via Twitter.The 22-year-old leads the Flames with 12 goals and 27 points through 32 games this season. Finding a resurgence with interim head coach Geoff Ward following Bill Peters’ resignation, the team is riding a six-game win streak.Calgary (17-12-4) will look to keep its streak alive against the Maple Leafs (15-13-4) who are 6-3-0 under their new head coach Sheldon Keefe. On Tuesday, about 30 minutes before puck drop in Arizona against the Coyotes, the Flames announced that Tkachuk suffered an injury that would keep him out of the game and listed the winger as day-to-day.MORE: Akim Aliu reveals Colorado Eagles staffer dressed in blackface, his jersey in 2011Tkachuk briefly left Monday’s 5-4 overtime win over Colorado after colliding with Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov but returned to the ice shortly thereafter. He had a goal and assist in the victory.#Flames leading scorer Matthew Tkachuk not on ice for pre-game warmup in Arizona. Was injured last night on a collision with Nikita Zadorov, although later returned to the game.— Wes Gilbertson (@WesGilbertson) December 11, 2019NHL POWER RANKINGS: Arizona Coyotes stay hot, Colorado Avalanche on a roll Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk will be a game-time decision after missing the team’s last contest with an upper-body injury, according to the Calgary Sun’s Kristen Anderson. Anderson also reported that Tkachuk skated in the morning skate on the top line ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.last_img read more

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A complete betting guide to college football’s New Year’s Six bowl games in 2019-20

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first_imgCollege football’s 2019-20 bowl season will start in the Bahamas on Dec. 20 with Buffalo taking on Charlotte in the Bahamas Bowl, but the games everyone is most excited for are the New Year’s Six bowls. The pairings for these games were determined during the College Football Playoff selection show, and there are betting lines available now.Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports Insider Peach Bowl: LSU (-13) vs. Oklahoma, O/U 75.5The Tigers are massive favorites over the Sooners in the Peach Bowl on Saturday, December 28. LSU is having its best season in over 60 years, and Joe Burrow is set to become the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner since Billy Cannon won the award in 1959. Burrow is a -30000 favorite to win the award this Saturday, making him the loftiest favorite we have seen since Troy Smith won the 2006 Heisman Trophy. LSU was initially -10 by the opening college football betting odds, but an influx of money on the Tigers led to this line taking off. Oklahoma has not looked sharp since its loss to Kansas State in Manhattan, beating Iowa State by a point, Baylor by three points, and TCU by four points before finally winning comfortably in Bedlam. The Sooners needed to outlast Baylor in overtime in the Big 12 Championship Game to get here too, and they would not have been chosen by the Selection Committee if Utah beat Oregon in the Pac 12 Championship Game on Friday night.Fiesta Bowl: Clemson (-2) vs. Ohio State, O/U 63.5Dabo Swinney might think that the defending national champions are being disrespected, but the oddsmakers believe in Clemson. The Tigers are the No. 3 seed, but they are slight favorites over No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, December 28. Clemson has pasted each team it has played over the last two months. All the Tigers’ wins have come by at least 31 points, and they hammered Virginia 62-17 in the ACC Championship Game last week. Meanwhile, Ohio State had a tough time getting past Wisconsin, needing to rally from a 21-7 halftime deficit to keep its undefeated season alive. MORE: Picks for all 40 bowl games in 2019-20Cotton Bowl: Penn State (-7) vs. Memphis, O/U 60.5Special teams could play a major role in the Cotton Bowl, as Penn State and Memphis have two of the best special teams’ units in the country. Memphis has returned 10 kickoffs for touchdowns since the start of 2018, and the Tigers have the third best special teams in the country by SP+. Penn State is one of the nation’s best at preventing returns, allowing just 262 total return yards all season, and the Nittany Lions are conceding a scant 1.8 yards per punt return. The Nittany Lions will be using a new offensive coordinator for this game though as Ricky Rahne has become the new head coach at Old Dominion. Rahne had been the OC in Happy Valley since Joe Moorhead left to take the Mississippi State head coaching job two years, and that could create some hiccups on an offense that could be without star receiver K.J. Hamler too if he declares early for the NFL Draft.Orange Bowl: Florida (-13.5) vs. Virginia, O/U 55Virginia is making its first trip to the Orange Bowl after its best season in over 20 years. However, the Wahoos are one of the biggest underdogs of bowl season. Bryce Perkins did it all in leading the Cavaliers to their first ACC Coastal title in program history, but the oddsmakers believe that Florida’s defense will shut him down and hamstring this offense.Perkins was responsible for over 78 percent of UVA’s offense this season. The Gators have one of the best defenses in the country, though, ranking seventh in SP+. That could lead to a long day for Virginia as SP+ rates the Cavaliers as the 45th best team in the country, behind 6-6 teams like Michigan State and Tulane. MORE: Ranking all 40 bowl games of 2019-20 seasonRose Bowl: Wisconsin (-2.5) vs. Oregon, O/U 51If this year’s Rose Bowl is anything like the 2012 Rose Bowl between Oregon and Wisconsin, we’re all in for a treat. In that year’s edition of “The Granddaddy of Them All”, Oregon and Wisconsin combined for 1,129 yards and set a then-Rose Bowl record with 83 combined points. This year’s version is likely to see considerably less scoring according to the betting lines though.  Both Oregon and Wisconsin like to run the ball and trust their defenses to make big plays. The Ducks ran all over what had been the best run defense in the country last week in the Pac 12 Championship Game, and the Badgers have been one of the best running teams for the last two decades. That will put the onus on both teams to stop the run in Pasadena. Sugar Bowl: Georgia (-7.5) vs. Baylor, O/U 42.5UGA is hoping that Baylor decides not to bring either of its live bear mascots to the Sugar Bowl after nearly being impaled by Bevo last year.  That ominous event foreshadowed what was to come as Texas stunned Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, beating the Bulldogs 28-21 as a two-touchdown underdog.Baylor isn’t nearly as much of an underdog, as Matt Rhule has the Bears playing the best defense in the Big 12. That nearly led to Baylor beating Oklahoma twice, but the Bears fell short both times and have to settle for an NY6 game rather than a spot in the College football Playoff.last_img read more

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NFL Pro Bowl rosters 2020: Full list of selections, voting results, snubs & alternates for AFC, NFC teams

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first_imgAFCPos.PlayerTeamVotesQBLamar JacksonRavens704,699RBNick ChubbBrowns539,768FBPatrick RicardRavens152,877WRDeAndre HopkinsTexans275,684TEMark AndrewsRavens331,796TOrlando BrownsRavens188,787GMarshal YandaRavens192,580CMaurkice PounceySteelers152,128DEJoey BosaChargers252,555DTCameron HeywardSteelers221,693OLBT.J. WattSteelers251,248ILBDevin BushSteelers150,548CBMarcus PetersRavens231,601SSJamal AdamsJets186,068FSMinkah FitzpatrickSteelers209,245KJustin TuckerRavens187,814PBrett KernTitans93,586RSMecole HardmanChiefs91,358STTyler MatakevichSteelers87,863NFCPos.PlayerTeamVotesQBRussell WilsonSeahawks539,768RBDalvin CookVikings431,748FBKyle Juszczyk49ers384,200WRMichael ThomasSaints371,365TEGeorge Kittle49ers340,624TDavid BakhtiariPackers194,207GZack MartinCowboys121,529CTravis FrederickCowboys140,449DENick Bosa49ers358,911DTArik Armstead49ers273,403OLBPreston SmithPackers166,347ILBBobby WagnerSeahawks207,026CBRichard Sherman49ers259,476SSVonn BellSaints98,449FSMarcus WilliamsSaints93,593KWil LutzSaints106,747PMichael DicksonSeahawks101,965RSDeonte HarrisSaints84,085STRaheem Mostert49ers113,638Biggest Pro Bowl snubs 2020While it seems the quarterbacks chosen were mostly appropriate, Cowboys fans could perhaps claim Dak Prescott (26 TDs to 11 INTs) deserved a spot, particularly if he winds up leading a messy Dallas team to the playoffs. That said, it’s extremely difficult to make a convincing case Prescott belonged over Brees, Rodgers or Wilson. It’s a bit unfair, then, to label Prescott a snub.At running back, Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs (1,150 rushing yards) and Aaron Jones (14 rushing touchdowns) were possibly in the Pro Bowl on some fan lists. Instead, they barely missed the cut.Elsewhere, Saints tackle Ryan Ramczyk, Packers linebacker Za’Darius Smith and Broncos safety Justin Simmons had strong cases.NFL teams with the most Pro Bowl selectionsPro BowlersTeam12Ravens7Saints6Chiefs5Steelers/Eagles Eighty-eight players will participate in the event in total, though a handful of the initial nominees will miss out due to postseason obligations, giving alternates the chance to step in. MORE: Which NFL head coaches are in danger of being fired?The Pro Bowl, which will be played in Orlando, Fla., is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Jan. 26, 2020.Here are the full Pro Bowl rosters for the AFC and NFC, as well as the biggest snubs and NFL teams that carry the most selections:Pro Bowl rosters 2020: AFC selectionsOffensePos.PlayerTeamQBLamar JacksonRavensQBPatrick MahomesChiefsQBDeshaun WatsonTexansRBDerrick HenryTitansRBNick ChubbBrownsRBMark IngramRavensFBPatrick RicardRavensWRKeenan AllenChargersWRTyreek HillChiefsWRJarvis LandryBrownsWRDeAndre HopkinsTexansTEMark AndrewsRavensTETravis KelceChiefsTTrent BrownRaidersTRonnie StanleyRavensTLaremy TunsilTexansGDavid DeCastroSteelersGQuenton NelsonColtsGMarshal YandaRavensCRodney HudsonRaidersCMaurkice PounceySteelersDefensePos.PlayerTeamDEJoey BosaChargersDECalais CampbellJaguarsDEFrank ClarkChiefsDTGeno AtkinsBengalsDTCameron HeywardSteelersDTChris JonesChiefsOLBVon MillerBroncosOLBMatt JudonRavensOLBT.J. WattSteelersILBDarius LeonardColtsILBDont’a HightowerPatriotsCBStephon GilmorePatriotsCBMarlon HumphreyRavensCBMarcus PetersRavensCBTre’Davious WhiteBillsFSMinkah FitzpatrickSteelersFSEarl ThomasRavensSSJamal AdamsJetsSpecial teamsPos.PlayerTeamKJustin TuckerRavensPBrett KernTitansRSMecole HardmanChiefsLSMorgan CoxRavensSTMatthew SlaterPatriotsPro Bowl rosters 2020: NFC selectionsOffensePos.PlayerTeamQBRussell WilsonSeahawksQBDrew BreesSaintsQBAaron RodgersPackersRBDalvin CookVikingsRBChristian McCaffreyPanthersRBEzekiel ElliottCowboysFBKyle Juszcyk49ersWRMike EvansBuccaneersWRChris GodwinBuccaneersWRJulio JonesFalconsWRMichael ThomasSaintsTEGeorge Kittle49ersTEZach ErtzEaglesTTerron ArmsteadSaintsTDavid BakhtiariPackersTTyron SmithCowboysGBrandon BrooksEaglesGZack MartinCowboysGBrandon ScherffRedskinsCJason KelceEaglesCTravis FredrickCowboysDefensePos.PlayerTeamDEDanielle HunterVikingsDENick Bosa49ersDECameron JordanSaintsDTAaron DonaldRamsDTFletcher CoxEaglesDTGrady JarrettFalconsOLBChandler JonesCardinalsOLBKhalil MackBearsOLBShaquil BarrettBuccaneersILBLuke KuechlyPanthersILBBobby WagnerSeahawksCBMarshon LattimoreSaintsCBRichard Sherman49ersCBDarius SlayLionsCBJalen RamseyRamsFSBudda BakerCardinalsFSEddie JacksonBearsSSHarrison SmithVikingsSpecial teamsPos.PlayerTeamKWil LutzSaintsPTress WayRedskinsRSCordarrelle PattersonBearsLSRock LovatoEaglesSTDeonte HarrisSaintsNFL Pro Bowl fan voting results 2020The fan vote counted one-third toward the overall vote to determine each Pro Bowl selection. MVP front-runner Lamar Jackson led all players with 704,699 fan votes followed by Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey. The NFL’s best individual performers were rewarded for their 2019 contributions with Pro Bowl nominations on Tuesday.Lamar Jackson was named the AFC’s starting quarterback, while Russell Wilson received that honor for the NFC. The Ravens equaled the all-time record for Pro Bowl nods with 12.last_img read more

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What channel is LSU vs. Clemson on tonight? Time, TV schedule for 2020 college football championship

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first_imgIt’s a matchup of Tigers in the College Football Playoff national championship as No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson face off in New Orleans with the trophy on the line.LIVE: Follow SN’s coverage of LSU vs. Clemson for updates LSU crushed No. 4 Oklahoma 63-28 in the national semifinal last month, and Clemson stole a 29-23 win from No. 2 Ohio State to advance to the biggest game of the year.Led by Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, LSU has the best offense in the nation, and it was on full display against the Sooners. Burrow had an insane seven touchdowns and 403 passing yards in the first half of the semifinal, effectively ending the game before halftime. Clemson’s defense, though, allowed fewer points than any other team this year, creating a massive showdown when Burrow is on the field.In the first 12 games of his season, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence averaged 6.4 carries for 33.9 yards per game, with season-highs of 11 carries and 66 yards. Against the Buckeyes in the semifinal, he ran 16 times for 107 yards. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney finally let his prized quarterback loose, and it worked, turning LSU’s ability to contain Lawrence on the ground into a huge storyline.Here’s a guide to everything you need to watch LSU vs. Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship game, including TV channel, kickoff time, location and updated betting odds.MORE: SN’s way-too-early top 25 for 2020What channel is LSU vs. Clemson on tonight?TV channel: ESPNLive stream: WatchESPNThe College Football Playoff national championship between LSU and Clemson is broadcast nationally on ESPN. Chris Fowler will be the play-by-play announcer, with Kirk Herbstreit as an analyst. Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor will be on the sideline.In addition to the main broadcast on ESPN, viewers have a few alternative options to watch the CFP championship game via ESPN’s “Megacast,” shown across its sister stations. That includes Command Center (ESPN2), Film Room (ESPNU), Skycast (ESPNews), DataCenter (ESPN Goal Line) and All-22 (ESPN App).MORE: Five things at stake in LSU vs. Clemson championship gameWhat time does the college football championship game start?Date: Monday, Jan. 13Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PTThe College Football Playoff national championship between LSU and Clemson is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 13.Where is the CFP national championship 2020?Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New OrleansThe 2020 CFP national championship is in the Superdome in New Orleans. This is the first college football playoff national championship hosted by the home of the New Orleans Saints.The national championship locations have been chosen through 2024, without a repeat venue scheduled.LSU vs. Clemson odds to win 2020 national championshipLSU opened as a five-point favorite over Clemson, according to Sportsbook Review, and that has grown to a 5.5-point advantage as most of the money has been placed on the favorites. LSU’s moneyline is around -215, depending on the book, and Clemson’s is +181.Despite being the lower seed, Clemson was a 2.5-point favorite in its semifinal against Ohio State. The 29-23 win moved Clemson to 10-3 against the spread this year. LSU is 9-3-2 against the spread, easily covering against the Sooners.College Football Playoff history, past winnersDateWinning teamLosing teamScoreLocationJan. 12, 2015Ohio StateOregon42-20Arlington, TexasJan. 11, 2016AlabamaClemson45-40Glendale, ArizonaJan. 9, 2017ClemsonAlabama35-31Tampa, FloridaJan. 8, 2018AlabamaGeorgia26-23Atlanta, GeorgiaJan. 7, 2019ClemsonAlabama44-16Santa Clara, CaliforniaJan. 13, 2020?????????New Orleans, LouisianaLSU vs. Clemson news from Sporting News• Ed Orgeron’s voice is quintessentially Cajun, a product of his deep Louisiana roots• Clemson’s Dabo Swinney era almost didn’t happen & more fun facts you didn’t know about the coach• Clemson’s 29-game win streak by the numbers• The lasting lessons that helped LSU’s Ed Orgeron become Louisiana’s favorite son • ‘You cannot ask for more’: CFP director Bill Hancock defends successful four-team Playoff• Meet Bella Martina, the girl who looks like Trevor Lawrence• How Joe Burrow’s Heisman speech raised thousands for Ohio charitylast_img read more

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NBA willing to help Delonte West after video of brutal attack surfaces

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first_imgUPDATE: The Prince George’s County Police Department commented on the altercation Tuesday evening.Police said, per CBS Baltimore, when officers arrived the two men had been separated with one bleeding from his face. A video showing the aftermath of the altercation was filmed by one of the county’s police officers, and that officer has been suspended indefinitely. “It’s irresponsible for that (video) taken by a Prince George’s County police officer to be in the public’s hands,” Police Chief Hank Stawinski said.According to police, the two men had gotten into an argument earlier that morning. When asked, both men refused medical treatment and declined to press charges, so neither man was arrested.We have been in touch with those close to him to offer our help and support. Please join us in praying for him and his family and giving them respect and privacy during this difficult time.— Saint Joseph’s University (@saintjosephs) January 21, 2020While many have tried to help West, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports the former basketball star keeps refusing.From Charania:From West’s former teammates and coaches to team officials, all have run into the same issue over and over with him. A trip for him to seek help is scheduled and booked, West agrees upon it, and then he cancels. “He has to want to be helped,” said one person directly involved in setting him up with assistance. One of his former teams, according to a person, tried “too many times to count.” Yet, Monday’s incident was a reminder that they have to remain vigilant. “This has the potential to end very badly,” his close confidant said, “and we have to help.”Police said the circumstances around the video and its release are the subject of an internal investigation.ORIGINAL STORY:Former NBA star Delonte West is recovering from an attack, his former agent Aaron Goodwin has told TMZ Sports.Goodwin confirmed to the outlet that West is the man seen in a pair of videos that surfaced on Monday. One video shows an interview with an incoherent West, who is clearly upset after the attack. The video has more than seven million views on Twitter as NBA fans and players shared their concerns.Warning: Video contains explicit languageSlim doing bad NBA need to offer him some help pic.twitter.com/b7MtTj9JAt— Maybe: Damani (@damani_givens) January 21, 2020A separate video shows the attack itself. Although you can’t directly see the abuse, you can tell the attacker is stomping West’s head into the ground.Warning: Video contains disturbing imageryApparently Delonte West was seen getting beat up in the street this Morning. I went to school with him and it’s crazy to see just how his life has gone downhill since the NBA. pic.twitter.com/chm6Sbu9h6— Measha⚡️ (@N90sKindOfWorld) January 20, 2020The person who shared the video said she did not film it, adding that the woman who did see the attack called police to help.”She was not in a position to go break up a fight between grown men,” she said about the video. “I agree someone should’ve stopped to help but it’s also dangerous.”Goodwin told TMZ Sports West has “a support system around him, but his close friends and family members need more help.” The outlet also reported the NBA has offered to help its former player in the wake of these videos.As the video continued to be spread around, several athletes and fans voiced their concerns. Former NFL receiver Dez Bryant said he’d be willing to help West. I see a lot dumb comments where folks making fun of Delonte west… this is not a joking matter …. I’m going to figure out how I can help him…. he need to be in rehab or something…— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 21, 2020Former NBA player Jameer Nelson, who played with West at St. Joseph’s, also posted a lengthy response to the troubling videos.pic.twitter.com/W3QxPsbYSu— Jameer Nelson (@jameernelson) January 21, 2020Phil Martelli, who coached both Nelson and West at Saint Joseph’s, shared Nelson’s statement and added: “Over the past several hours I have talked with many who are willing to help — please read and embrace Jameer’s wisdom — we are reaching out to our basketball network to get the professional help Delonte needs. This is so very painful.”. @twitter needs to take down that video of #DelonteWest .. people making ignorant comments bc social media makes everyone’s life feel like a video game. This is real life & a real serious issue. It could affect you. Remember the man w/ a family you are commenting on. pic.twitter.com/OGvOleWpSN— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) January 21, 2020West played eight seasons in the NBA, spending time on four different teams. He also played on two teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. His last professional experience was with the G-League’s Texas Legends.last_img read more

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Browns schedule 2020: Less prime-time exposure good for true playoff path

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first_imgOf course, that starts with the opener. Cleveland will travel to Baltimore, where the Browns won in a 40-25 blowout last season in Week 4 that turned out to be one of the most inexplicable results of the season.  If Cleveland won there again, it would not just set a tone for the regular season. It would be the Browns’ first victory in the opener since 2004.  When you start winning in situations like that, the expectations take care of themselves. You remember the Browns’ hype last offseason. It was over the top after GM John Dorsey traded for Odell Beckham Jr. on the heels of a record-setting rookie season by Baker Mayfield. Freddie Kitchens proclaimed, “If you don’t wear brown and orange, you don’t matter.”  Cleveland had four prime-time games on the schedule.  MORE: Dates, times for all Browns games in 2020, plus final predictionThe Browns finished 2-2 in those games, but the record isn’t what most people remember. It’s the failure to throw to Beckham in the red zone in a 20-13 loss to the Rams on “Sunday Night Football.” It was San Francisco defensive end Nick Bosa harassing Baker Mayfield in a 31-3 blowout on “Monday Night Football.” Then, it was Myles Garrett swinging a helmet at Pittsburgh’s Mason Rudolph on “Thursday Night Football.”  SNF. MNF. TNF. All of that was NSFW. Not suitable for winning. The Browns were a disaster last season, the heel act was exposed and now Dorsey and Kitchens are gone.   New GM Andrew Berry and Stefanski are in, and the Browns built off a savvy free-agency plan that added tackle Jack Conklin and tight end Austin Hooper with a smart draft that added tackle Jedrick Wills and safety Grant Delpit. Mayfield and Beckham Jr. are saying the right things. Cleveland looks like a team that can break a playoff drought that extends back to 2002, and they aren’t acting like it’s just going to happen on its own.  The lack of prime-time exposure is a good thing. The schedule-makers are making Cleveland prove it, and that’s what should have happened last year. The Browns play on “Thursday Night Football” in Week 2 in an in-state battle with the Bengals. That matchup between Joe Burrow and Mayfield should be fun for Ohioans.  MORE: Will Ravens rack up more yards than miles traveled in 2020?The second prime-time game is a late-season “Monday Night Football” showdown in Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. That could be the much-anticipated prove-it game for the Browns in front of the Dawg Pound.  The rest of the schedule is set up in a way that makes that path possible. After facing the Ravens in Week 1, the Browns won’t face another 2019 playoff team until Week 10 — a home matchup against the Texans following Cleveland’s bye week.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) May 8, 2020Keep in mind the Browns faced the NFC West last season — arguably the toughest division in football — and finished 0-4. The NFC East presents better opportunities, and the Cowboys and Giants games don’t need to be in prime time. Mayfield will enjoy a trip close to home to Texas, and Beckham should be more than motivated to face his old team.  Combine all that with the new seven-team playoff format, and yes, it’s OK to be optimistic in Cleveland again.   The Cleveland Browns don’t face the same over-hyped expectations in 2020 as they did last season, and a dozen 1 p.m. ET games on the schedule are the proof.  That could be a blessing for first-year coach Kevin Stefanski, and more success after last year’s 6-10 disaster should follow.  last_img read more

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