DB Royston to transfer

first_imgIn the last football practice before spring break, the Wisconsin football team got an extra treat. After only practicing in shorts for the first two workouts, the Badgers were in full pads and eager to do some hitting.?One rule I don?t agree with the NCAA, among many, the first two days you can only be in helmets, and those kids are so excited to get out there,? UW head coach Bret Bielema said. ?A lot of times you just wish you could protect their shoulders. It was good to get out there today. You can just set up things so much better.?While the team was enjoying being in pads for the first time since the Outback Bowl on New Year?s Day, Bielema also had to deal with a few off-the-field issues.After playing mostly on special teams and as an extra defensive back for the last two seasons, junior Kim Royston informed Bielema that he is thinking about transferring to a different school. In limited action, Royston has made a total of 22 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception.?As of the morning, I had a discussion with him and his father, and he is talking about transferring,? Bielema said. ?I haven?t had a final conversation with him yet, but that?s where he is leaning.?He?s had some trouble since he?s been here. He wants to be a [starter], and he?s not in that position at this point. That?s a decision that he?s got but is something that he will work through in the next 48 hours.?While Bielema will try to make Royston understand the situation, he said he will not go out of his way to convince the defensive back to stay.?It comes to a point that if you don?t want to be here, then we don?t want you in the program,? Bielema said. ?You’ve got to do what?s best for every kid individually.?And while Bielema will not try to force Royston to stay, he has said that any player that has transferred since he has been a coach has regretted it later.?Any time a kid has left our program and transferred to another school, it has never been anything they thought it was going to be,? Bielema said. ?They always end up, whether it?s a year later or five years later, coming back and saying, ‘I wish I would?ve stayed where I was at.’?Bielema will also lose another player for spring ball when defensive end Mike Newkirk has surgery on his left shoulder this week.?Mike will go through surgery on Friday of this week,? Bielema said. ?It?s not as detailed as Garrett (Graham)’s or Travis (Beckum)’s. We expect anywhere from six to eight [weeks of] recovery. The reason we are doing it now instead of waiting until after spring ball is because we start our summer conditioning program the second week of June. He should be full-go for that.?last_img read more

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Completely unreal Scenes from Titova: Is this possible?! (video and gallery)

first_img[wzslider autoplay=”true”]Truly unbelievable scenes were recorded tonight in the Titova street in Sarajevo. Tens of thousands of people are currently awaiting the arrival of the Dragons to the city center.Everything looks completely unreal, literally no one could have assumed what will be going on tonight in the BH capital.Complete madness! Enjoy the great photo gallery!Video Playerhttp://www.sarajevotimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/video2.mp400:0000:0000:43Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

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Bills’ Tre’Davious White blasts fans criticizing his opt-out deliberation: ‘You guys are selfish’

first_imgUPDATE: Tre’Davious White decided against opting out the 2020 NFL season, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.Tre’Davious White’s decision to opt in to the 2020 NFL season came down to Thursday’s 4 p.m. ET on Thursday to decide whether he will opt out of the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19, but fans seem to think he has abandoned his team simply for considering the option. Crazy that me choosing my family’s wellbeing over a game comes with so called fans attacking and questioning me and saying I’m selfish. No you guys are selfish for thinking that football is bigger than life. Oh by the way my girl’s grandfather passed from COVID. U understand now?— Tre’Davious White (@TakeAwayTre_) August 6, 2020MORE: A complete list of NFL players opting out of 2020 seasonUnfortunately, it’s unlikely White’s message will resonate with the people at whom it’s aimed: Anyone who would criticize a player for prioritizing his health and family over football likely can’t be reasoned with in the first place.Fortunately, it’s not their choice to make. If White decides to return to the gridiron this season, it should be because he’s comfortable with the safeguards the league and Bills have in place to ensure player safety. And if he decides playing football presents an unacceptable risk, then no one — selfish fans included — has any right to criticize him. The fourth-year defensive back and 2019 All-Pro has yet to decide whether he’ll join the 60-plus players — including two on the Bills — who will opt out of the 2020 season. But he doesn’t appreciate so-called fans’ criticism of his deliberation, especially considering he needs to make that choice based on what’s best for himself and his family.White made that abundantly clear via Twitter on Thursday, revealing how the coronavirus has affected his family while blasting fans’ selfishness ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline:last_img read more

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Eriksen instantly becomes most valuable Serie A star over Lukaku and Ronaldo

first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN has immediately become the most valuable player in Serie A ahead of international superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku.According to Transfermarkt’s data, Eriksen instantly topped the table of Italy’s most valuable players after sealing a £17million move to Inter Milan from Tottenham.2 Serie A’s top ten most valuable players according to Transfermarkt dataThe 27-year-old signed a four-and-a-half year deal at the San Siro and the midfielder will reportedly earn £320,000 a week.The Danish playmaker tops a list which includes three of his new Inter Milan team-mates, four Juventus players and one apiece from Napoli and Lazio.These values are generated by the crowdsourcing website Transfermarkt who receive user evaluations from registered members who must show the justification behind their assessment.Judges then create the final market value figure by analysing the user generated data and considering other variables and their importance, such as age and contract length.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamEriksen’s high valuation will be a source of frustration for Spurs.They north Londoners had hoped to get Eriksen to stay but instead he ran his contract down, leaving them in a weak position to negotiate a decent fee.With just six months remaining on his contract they were forced to accept Inter Milan’s £17m offer.TOP OF THE PILEEriksen’s real value is estimated at £81m according to Transfermarkt, £4.5m more than Argentina international Dybala in second place.Juventus’ Dybala signed a five-year-contract at the Old Lady in 2017 and is also £4.5m ahead of Eriksen’s Inter team-mate and fellow Argentinian Lautaro Martinez who comes in third with his value of £72m.Martinez joined Inter from Racing Club for £17m in 2018 and the release clause on his deal, which expires in 2023 and earns him a reported £1.7m a year, is thought to be in the region of £94m.The only two defenders who make the top ten are Matthijs de Ligt and Kalidou Koulibaly in fourth and fifth respectively with both valued at £67.5m.Dutch star De Ligt, 20, moved from Ajax to Juventus in the summer for that amount and takes home £206,000 a week after the Bianconeri won the race to sign the highly rated youngster.Napoli are expecting £100m for Manchester United target Koulibaly, 28, who has three-and-a-half years left on the contract extension he signed in 2018.RONALDO IN SIXTHRonaldo is also valued at £67.5m and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is down in sixth place despite the 34-year-old moving to Juventus from Real Madrid for £88m in July 2018.One place further down with the same value is another ex-United player in Inter striker Romelu Lukaku who moved to Italy from Old Trafford for £76.5m on a deal worth £300,000 a week last summer.Lazio’s midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is valued at £63m in eighth place after Chelsea were linked with signing the Serb for £70m last year.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesThe bottom two are Juventus’ central midfielder Miralem Pjanic at £63m followed by Inter’s holding midfielder Marcelo Brozovic whose value is estimated to be almost £10m less.Paris Saint-Germain were interested in Pjanic last summer but did not meet Juventus’ asking price of £86m for the 29-year-old who signed a five-year-deal when he arrived in Turin from Roma for £25.4m in 2016.Brozovic – famed for blocking a Lionel Messi free kick lying down – signed a new four-year-deal at the San Siro in 2018 and is estimated to be worth £54m.2 Christian Eriksen gives fans the thumbs up at Inter Milan’s training groundCredit: Alamy Live Newslast_img read more

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NCAA: Oftana, Soberano lead San Beda in rout of JRU

first_imgEven with limited action from Robert Bolick, San Beda still dominated Jose Rizal University, 77-44, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Bolick scored four points in just 17 minutes of play, but the Red Lions hardly needed their star forward with the bench stepping up to deliver their eighth win at the end of the first round.Calvin Oftana uncorked a career-high 16 points for San Beda while AC Soberano added 11, all but two from the three-point line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I just want to give an opportunity to my other players,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.Bolick is coming from a historic 50-point explosion in their 98-79 win over Arellano last Friday. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The Bombers, meanwhile, crashed to their seventh defeat with only two wins to their name so far. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Unfazed Sor Rungvisai aims to unify super fly titles, eyes fights vs Ancajas, Nietes MOST READ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardlast_img read more

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Confining Media to Curfew: What Are Lewis Brown, GOL Trying to Prove?

first_imgIt was announced on Tuesday that the GOL had exempted the press from the curfew, but with preconditions. Journalists are only exempted while going to and coming from work.Information Minister Lewis Brown has strictly “warned” journalists to obey the curfew rules and not make “trouble” for security forces.  What are he and his government talking about, and what are they trying to prove? Who told him that news waits for daybreak?Browne surely cannot even suggest, must less prove, that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s government is more mean-spirited than the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), which in April, 1980 overthrew the government of President William R. Tolbert in a bloody military coup d’etat, killed him and his topmost officials and led the country through 10 years of terror, leading to the civil war.  The PRC also seriously persecuted the media.  President Sirleaf been far more faithful to her constitutional oath to “defend, protect and uphold” freedom of conscience, expression and of the press.  But  . . .The “but” has to do with curfews. The Daily Observer newspaper was founded shortly after the April 12, 1980 coup.  Its maiden issue was launched on February 16, 1981 when the curfew, imposed shortly after the coup, was still very much in force and was to remain for nearly two years.  But despite his own erratic behavior toward the press, especially the Daily Observer, Justice Minister Chea Cheapoo granted the newspaper’s staff a pass by which they were able to traverse (pass through) the streets of greater  Monrovia throughout the night and wee hours of morning.  With very little advertising coming in at the time, the editorial staff had to fill 12 or more pages with editorial stuff every night, which often kept us in the office until after four each morning, following which we had to drive the staff through Logan Town, new Kru Town, Gardinersville and Paynesville, when the publishers finally got home.  The staff, riding the company’s only vehicle, a Peugeot 504 station wagon, every night encountered numerous heavily armed soldiers who often asked in an angry tone: “What are you doing in the streets this time of morning? Don’t you people know there’s a curfew in this country?”  But we showed our pass, they let us go.There’s something else the Minister doesn’t understand, and not surprisingly since he is not a media professional but a mere politician: He does not understand that there are five   groups of professionals that have a common calling in emergencies: the priest, who is there to pray for the critically ill or perform what the Roman Catholics call the “extreme unction;” the law enforcement people, who show up quickly when there’s trouble anywhere; the health and medical personnel who come in when there’s a medical emergency; the lawyer, who intervenes at odd hours to save a client from prison; and finally, the journalist, who shows up to tell the story.These five groups of professionals have each a vital role to perform in an emergency; so it is wrong, even foolhardy to restrain or restrict anyone of them in a curfew.     If the Minister thinks there may be too many journalists, he could offer few passes per media house.  But he and his government cannot bar journalists from doing their work. Remember, it is we, the journalists, who write the first draft of history.  Don’t restrain us from performing this vital function in human and world affairs.History, in many dimensions, is being made in Liberia at this time.  The press must be there to write about it and help this and future generations to know and understand what really happened so as not to repeat the mistakes of our past.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Annexation plan suffers setback

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The developer seeking to put a 5,800-home mini-city on a ridgeline in the Newhall Pass suffered a setback in his bid to annex the property to Los Angeles. Sandor Winger, executive officer of the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission, ruled that Palmer Investments’ proposal to join the Las Lomas property to the city of Los Angeles needs more work. “We told them, `We’re going to put it away. … When you get all the (material) together, reapply,”‘ Winger said Monday. He added that the delay is simply a procedural matter. LAFCO oversees regional annexations. Palmer Investments has challenged Winger’s move, which was contained in a Dec. 27 letter but revealed Monday. “Las Lomas has responded to LAFCO’s letters stating we have addressed the tasks LAFCO listed as incomplete and called to LAFCO’s attention errors made in that same letter that are not associated with our project,” said Hilary Norton Orozco, executive vice president of Palmer Investments, in a prepared statement. The firm has already spent five years on the Las Lomas plan. Palmer hopes to switch the project from the county’s jurisdiction to that of Los Angeles, a move neighboring Santa Clarita opposes. The project is planned on 555 acres at the junction of Interstate 5 and the Antelope Valley Freeway at a ridgeline between Los Angeles and Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita has vehemently opposed the development, saying the 5,800-home and commercial mini-city would devastate the environment and overload both freeways with traffic. Santa Clarita’s appeal of a lawsuit filed by Las Lomas Land Corp. is making its way through the courts. LAFCO has indicated it will not rule on the city’s desire to extend its sphere until the matter is resolved by the courts. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY ROVERS FACE BONAGEE UNITED TONIGHT IN USL CLASH

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers face Bonagee United tonight in the USL.Letterkenny Rovers FC News: Another fine week for the club saw the seniors defeat Portmarnock 2-1 to qualify for the FAI Cup second round. Goals from Christy Connaghan and Terence Shiels ensuring a trip to League of Ireland First Division side Athlone Town after the draw was made on Tuesday evening. That tie is scheduled for the week ending May 22nd.Preparations are well underway for the trip for the FAI intermediate cup final at the Aviva on Saturday May 14th. Tickets costing €10 are available from Brian McCormick Sports while u16s gain free admission and no ticket is required.Buses will also be run  and any queries should be directed to liasion officer Kieran McGrath. Kieran can be contacted on (086) 1284454 or by emall on media@letterkennyrovers.ie or through the clubs facebook page,Buses will cost €10 euro per person so a great value trip to Dublin for anyone who is interested in supporting the boys.The seniors were due back in league action on Wednesday evening at Bonagee before travelling to play Cockhill on Sunday with a 2pm kick off.Our Youths have a final to look forward to this Saturday when facing Gweedore Celtic at Ballyare in the Gorey Curran decider. Best of luck to Anthony Gorman and Mark McCauley and all the boys. Kick off is at 5pm.They defeated Gweedore Celtic in the semi final of the Ulster Youth Cup last week winning 1-0 with Conor O’Donnell netting the winner and now play Blayney Rovers from Monaghan in the final with time and date to be confirmed.Our u16s were in Tadhg Culbert action on Tuesday evening but lost out 4-2 to Dunfanaghy Youths with Conor O’Donnell and Brandon Manues netting.Our u14s Crusaders had a super 7-2 win over Milford in the Cup. Goalscorers were Jason Blake, Sean McGinley, Kenny Alum, Joe Harkin, Odhran Galvin and Henry Bose with two.while the u14s United defeated Glencar 3-2 aet in the cup. Goalscorers were Sean Pascual, Muhammed Khan and Mark Meehan. United are away to Lurgy Celtic this Saturday at 2pm.The u14s Rovers begin their champions league campaign this Saturday at 11am and they are away to either Kilmacrennan or Bonagee  before a home clash next Tuesday evening against East Donegal opposition.The u12s Rovers lost out to Milford on penalties while the u12s Crusaders get back into competitive action with a Cup game against either Gweedore Celtic or Glenea on Saturday morning at the Aura with a 1030am start.Mini Lotto numbers were 1-6-11-14.6 people matched three from which 5 were drawn and win 15euro.Theresa McGonigle, Kathleen McManus, Michael Nelis,Jack McLaughlin and Margaret Price.Next weeks jackpot is 3600 euro.Club Bingo continues in the Station House Hotel on Thursday nights at 830pm.Snowball is €1325 euro on 45 numbers or less.FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY ROVERS FACE BONAGEE UNITED TONIGHT IN USL CLASH was last modified: April 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FootballLetterkenny Rovers FCSportlast_img read more

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“THAT’S ME KID, I’M DONE” – HOW HEALY BROKE NEWS TO HARPS BOSS HUTTON

first_imgFinn Harps manager Peter Hutton has revealed how director of football Felix Healy broke the news that he was quitting the club.Hutton says he knew nothing about Healy’ decision beforehand and only found out when they were walking off the pitch after last weekend’s defeat to Wexford Youths.“It was a bit of a shock to myself and the players and Felix told our chairman Joey O’Leary over the phone,” said Hutton. “In terms of the football club, the management structure has lost its director of football but myself and Sean (McGowan) will continue. It was strange but that’s football,” he said.“The first I knew of it was when we were walking off the pitch and Felix just turns to me and says “that’s me kid, I’m done”. It was such a surprise because there had been no inclinations at all that this was going to happen.”See this week’s preview of Finn Harps’ game against Waterford in our main sports section.  “THAT’S ME KID, I’M DONE” – HOW HEALY BROKE NEWS TO HARPS BOSS HUTTON was last modified: May 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Felix Healyfinn harpslast_img read more

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THREE PEAKS IN THREE DAYS FOR DONEGAL CHARITY CLIMBERS

first_imgA group of 12 people all connected in one way to Ramelton Town Band are undertaking a unique challenge.Errigal will be the last mountain climbed on the three peak challenge.The group will take on a “3 peak, 3days, in 3 counties challenge.”The task will see the group climb Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo, Slieve Donard in Co Down and Mount Errigal in DOnegal on the 25th, 26th and 27th of April. The group are all members past or present ,committee, instrutors, parents or family members of Ramelton Town Band.They will be raising much needed funds for the band and the Irish Cancer Society.Their first fundraising event is a spooky car treasure starting from Durkens Bar in Ramelton on the 31st of January at 8pm fee €10 per car.Anyone that can help in any way with sponsorship or funding towards the challenge would be greatly appreciated. you can contact us by email ,at , amcfadden01@hotmail.com, or like or facebook page ” 3peaks 3day challenge” or contact PJ Cavanagh on 0863082244. THREE PEAKS IN THREE DAYS FOR DONEGAL CHARITY CLIMBERS was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:challengeRAMELTON TOWN BANDTHREE PEAKSlast_img read more

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