Draft, degree arriving at once for Dupree

first_imgAlvin “Bud” Dupree spent four years at the University of Kentucky dreaming about accomplishing two major goals.And now, in a span of 10 days later this month and into early May, both will come true when Dupree hears his name called during the NFL draft – likely as a first-round pick – at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. On May 9, Dupree will be back in Lexington, Ky., hearing his name read aloud again as he receives his bachelor’s degree in community leadership. He’s expected to be Kentucky’s first first-round pick since 2003, and he’ll be the first person in his extended family on his mother’s side to receive a college degree.“I feel like both are amazing accomplishments. The draft, I’ve been looking forward to the draft since I was a little kid,” Dupree told USA TODAY Sports. “But at the same time, graduating from college is a once in a lifetime thing.”A conventional decision for a draft prospect of Dupree’s stature – a physical specimen at 6-4 and 269 pounds who was clocked at 4.56 seconds for the 40-yard dash — would have been to put school on hold. He could have left Lexington after wrapping up his senior year and fall semester, moved somewhere warm to train and focus exclusively on his draft preparations. He could have eventually finished up his degree.UK’s Bud Dupree now projected first-round pickBut Dupree figured he could train and study – and that four hectic months would result in the best week and a half of his life.“It’s not just making myself proud, it’s making my family proud,” Dupree said.Getting himself ready for both the draft and graduation hasn’t been an easy process. It required time management as Dupree juggled four classes and an internship along with an intensive physical training plan to prepare him for the NFL combine and his pro day. Kentucky’s strength coaches and trainers developed a pre-draft plan for him, and Dupree squeezed in his workout sessions around his heavy class load.“I would go to class first, as soon as I got out of class, I’d go work out. I may be working out real late sometimes, sometimes I had to work out real early in the morning. I just had to make sure I got it done,” Dupree said.It also required understanding and patience from his professors as Dupree had to miss some classes while he traveled around the country for official visits with NFL teams.“When I’m traveling, I keep up with my teachers and they work with me the best they can,” Dupree said. “I try to do as much work as possible in the short time I have.”UK’s Dupree ready to shine at NFL combineDupree has been in demand, with visits to at least nine teams, including the Baltimore Ravens, St. Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons, as he’s tried to convince teams he’s worthy of being in the discussion of the best edge rushers in this draft. It’s a crowded group, with talented pass rushers like Florida’s Dante Fowler Jr., Missouri’s Shane Ray, Clemson’s Vic Beasley all expected to be high first-round picks.“What makes me different from those guys is, I’m bigger, and really, I’m bigger and faster than all those guys. I’m more explosive than all those guys, and I can play the run and the pass, and I show a lot of cover skills,” Dupree said. “My numbers probably don’t show it as much as those other guys, because I played in a scheme where I put myself after my team, and didn’t worry about myself personally. I made sure I did what the scheme told me to do.”Indeed, Dupree might be the rawest player among the top edge rushers. He had just 23.5 career sacks in four years at Kentucky, including 7.5 as a senior last season. So as teams are comparing game tape of Dupree versus the others, it could more difficult to predict his NFL potential.“His workout numbers are ridiculous,” said ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay. “God only makes a handful of these type of guys, so you have the tools there to develop, there’s no question about it.”Four Downs | Wrapping UK football’s big springMcShay said his concerns about Dupree is his instincts and how he thinks Dupree’s reaction time is slower while he is “diagnosing” what is happening.“I think he has improved. Clearly, he’s a hard worker. Everyone I talk to says he works hard in the film room and transfers it — or he’s learning to transfer it to the field,” McShay said.last_img read more

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LSU’s Harris goes12 of 17, Jennings hits more TDs

first_imgLSU quarterbacks Anthony Jennings (10) and Brandon Harris (6) chat during practice.LSU quarterbacks Anthony Jennings (10) and Brandon Harris (6) chat during practice.BATON ROUGE – Quarterback Brandon Harris took the majority of the first team snaps and completed approximately 12 of 17 passes, but Anthony Jennings may have thrown more touchdowns in a 120-play scrimmage at Tiger Stadium and in the indoor facility Saturday afternoon.“Brandon Harris had the advantage significantly,” LSU coach Les Miles said when asked which quarterback had the most work with the first string. “I think there’s real competition there. Anthony Jennings had a big day. He probably threw for more touchdowns.”Miles had no printed passing statistics with him and estimated the numbers he gave.Asked if Harris, a sophomore who has taken significantly more first team snaps throughout August than 2014 regular starter Jennings, was indeed LSU’s new starting quarterback, Miles said, “I hate to predetermine that. We’re two weeks away.”No. 13 LSU opens the 2015 season on Saturday, Sept. 5 against McNeese State in Tiger Stadium.LSU’s Steele remains friends with Chavis despite suit“Both quarterbacks are improving,” Miles said. “We’re going to play the best quarterback.”According to Miles statistical estimations, sophomore tailback Leonard Fournette led LSU in rushing in the scrimmage with 100 yards on 10 carries, followed by sophomore tailback Darrel Williams with 31 on eight carries and Harris with 16 on five carries.True freshmen tailbacks Derrius Guice and Nick Brossette had “a nice number of carries,” Miles said without giving any rushing yards totals.“He looks like a college back who could be a junior or a sophomore,” Miles said of Guice. “He’s a talented, very, very lucid runner.”As a team, Miles guessed LSU rushed for 270 yards and passed for 250 in a scrimmage that was moved in the late going to the indoor facility because of rain.“Not a bad day,” he said. “It was a nice, hot environment. We got a good majority of the scrimmage in before the rain. I think we’re a good football team. We just need some things tightened up. We’ll work hard to clean it up, get it tight and then be ready to play. We’re a physical and fast defense. We had a difficult time throwing against the defense.”The pass rush, which had just 19 sacks last year for LSU’s lowest total since 2000, was particularly strong in the scrimmage and has continued to improve under new defensive line coach Ed Orgeron.“It is a constant struggle to get the rush off the quarterback,” Miles said and praised ends Tashawn Bower, Lewis Neal and Arden Key along with defensive tackles Davon Godchaux, Christian LaCouture and Frank Herron. “There is speed to the passer from a talented piece. Coach Orgeron has made a significant difference in the pass rush. We are a faster group. They know how to rush a pass.”LSU’s Brandon Harris heavier, stronger, free of clutterMiles said safety Corey Thompson, a junior safety who missed all of last season and most of the spring with a knee injury, made one of the best plays of the scrimmage. “I saw Corey Thompson make a great downfield tackle on Leonard Fournette,” he said. Miles also praised the play of sophomore safety John Battle.JALEN MILLS UPDATE: After reports that starting safety Jalen Mills either broke his leg or injured his ankle last Wednesday, Miles said Saturday that Mills is suffering from “a low leg injury.” That would include the ankle.Junior Rickey Jefferson has replaced Mills, a starting cornerback in 2012 and ‘13 and a starting safety last season.“I think our secondary is going to play well,” Miles said. “We’ll miss Jalen. It’s never good news that you lose a good player and one who knows the secondary inside and out.”Miles was not specific when asked how long Mills may be out with the injury, but he did counter early reports that he may be out for six weeks, which would mean he would miss three or four games.“He’ll get back as soon as he can, and we’re optimistic about that,” he said. “I would not put too long a time frame on it.”Asked for a specific time frame, Miles said, “I don’t want him to hear me say four weeks or three weeks or five weeks. I don’t want to put anything (like a deadline) on him. I want to let him work with his treatments.”QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Yeah, I think we’re a better football team.”— LSU coach Les Miles when asked to compare his team at this time last year to this year.Coverage of LSU and Glenn Guilbeau commentary supported by Hebert’s Town and Country Auto Dealer in Shreveport located at 1155 E. Bert Kouns. Research your next Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM at http://www.hebertstandc.com/last_img read more

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High school track and field: Parish boys teams take top three spots in Northwood…

first_imgBossier Parish teams took the top three spots in the Jerry Burton Memorial Battle on the Red meet Thursday at Northwood.Benton won with 125 points. Parkway edged Haughton for second, 85-84.Parkway finished third in the girls’ division with 93 points. Captain Shreve won with 140 1/3. Byrd was runner-up with 117. Benton took fourth with 91.33.Parkway sophomore Jazz Rasouliyan was named Outstanding Track Performer in the girls’ division.She won the 1,600-meter run in 5:35.81 and the 3,200 in 12:24.68. She also finished second to Byrd’s Claire White in the 800.Benton junior Taylor Davis earned the Outstanding Field Performer award. She won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 6 inches and the triple jump with a 34-10.75.Parkway’s Jordan Dukes and Jada Anderson finished 2-3 in the 100 in 13.12 and 13.47, respectively.Benton’s Qua Chambers took second in the 400 in 1:03.63 and third in the long jump with a 16-0.75.Haughton freshman Jaden Hodge finished second in the 3,200, 4.58 seconds behind Rasouliyan.The Parkway foursome of Jada Hardy, Sh’Diamond McKnight, Kendall Roshto and Dukes was runner-up in the 4X100 relay in 52.15 and third in the 4X200.Haughton was third in the 4X100, and Benton was third in the 4X400.Benton’s Breanna Bundy and Captain Shreve’s Olivia Hilburn tied for first in the pole vault. Both cleared 9-6.Parkway’s Abbie Norcross and Peyton Pipes were 1-2 in the javelin. Norcross threw 110-5 and Pipes 104-6. Benton’s Abbie Wynn took third.Parkway’s Akiyra Jefferson (shot put) and Haughton’s Keanna Barber (discus) posted third-place finishes.In the boys’ division, Haughton’s Clyde English and Haughton’s Emile Cola finished 1-2 in the 400. English ran a 49.67 and Cola a 51.66.Haughton’s Bradley Moore won the 110 hurdles in 15.71. Benton’s Hunter Burroughs took the 300 hurdles in 43.07. Teammate Aaron Wheeler was third.Haughton’s Kynan Hayes and Parkway’s Jared Thomas finished 2-3 in the 100. Hayes ran an 11.36 and Thomas an 11.51. Minden’s Patrick Heard won in 11.12.Parkway’s Andrew Robinson and Benton’s Sean Loftin went 2-3 in the 800. Robinson ran a 1:59.63 and Loftin a 2:03.77. Byrd’s LaDann Thomas won in 1:59.01.The Parkway pair of Clayton Wood and Austin Jacobsen finished 2-3 in the 1,600 in 4:43.47 and Mikovich also won the 3,200.Haughton’s Kason Green, Emile Cola, Lavonta Gipson and Hayes combined to win the 4X100 relay in 42.76. Gipson, Cola and Hayes teamed with Greg Phil to capture the 4X200 in 1:29.00.Phil also won the long jump with a 21-4.5.The Benton foursome of Cameron Barnett, Johntavious Jonson, Michael Schoth and Burroughs combined for a victory in the 4X400 in 3:31.47.Johnson also picked up a first-place finish in the triple jump with a 42-1. Teammate Kaleem Amos was third.Benton’s Xavier Perry, Parkway’s Kobe Gill and Haughton’s Cola all cleared 6-4 in the high jump. Perry won on fewer misses. Gill was second and Cola third.Benton’s Shaw Malley and Jeremy Hall were 1-2 in the pole vault. Malley went 11-0 and Hall 10-6.Benton’s Jake Maranto won the discus with a 132-0. Teammate Will Cox was third in the discus and runner-up in the shot put. Cox threw 45-9 in the shot, just 2.5 inches behind Northwood’s Cory Marshall.Parkway’s David Morales and Hunter Picard finished 2-3 in the javelin. Loyola’s Luke Jackson, who ranks among the state’s best, won with an impressive 201-4.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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QPR confirm defender will stay at Luton

first_imgSee also:Luton set to keep QPR defender Harriman Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR have confirmed they have extended Michael Harriman’s loan spell at Luton until the end of the season.The 22-year-old defender joined the Hatters on a three-month deal in October and has played 17 times.Harriman, who has made three first-team appearances for QPR, has previously had loan spells at Wycombe and Gillingham.AdChoices广告Luton are keen to eventually sign him on a permanent basis.last_img read more

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Yankees uniform database

first_img Sign in to follow this   Sports Logo News Link to post slapshot Posted May 7, 2013 Share this post Posted May 7, 2013 31 Gothamite 104 posts Posted May 8, 2013 Posted May 7, 2013 Location:Denver, CO 0 Share this post slapshot Gehrig27 104 posts Location:CT 720 0 0 Posted May 10, 2013 11,718 posts 0 720 Yankees uniform database Joshawaggie 31 Embracing the suck. 720 0 31 Posted May 8, 2013 Share on other sites 720 Sports Logos 22,644 Link to post Share on other sites Link to post 22,644 Share this post Gehrig27 Share this post 38 Location:Middleburg Heights, OH Moderators OK, I just went through and fixed all the images so that when you click on them, it will instantly bring up the full-size version. The only problem I encountered is that even though I redid all the images the same exact way, there were several that still send you to photobucket when you click them. This happened to: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 1980 and a few others I think….It’s driving me nuts, I don’t know why they all don’t stay the same.EDIT: never mind, those seem to be working now. 31 0 This sure seems like the right place. Good for you! Might I suggest tackling the creation/evolution of the top hat logo as one of your early efforts? 31 Forums Home 17,857 posts Members 104 posts Gehrig27 Members Share this post Location:CT Posted May 7, 2013 22,644 This sure seems like the right place.Good for you! Might I suggest tackling the creation/evolution of the top hat logo as one of your early efforts?Thanks, I definitely have that one brewing for a future post . Share this post 31 Share this post When it takes you to the smaller image on photobucket, click on it and it will bring up a slightly larger version, in the bottom corner of that image will be a little magnifying glass, when you click on that it will show the original, much larger picture. ….This is why I’ll try to resolve this issue as soon as possible and eliminate all those steps, lol. 0 Recommended Posts All Activity 64 slapshot 64 64 Gehrig27 Posted May 7, 2013 Link to post ksupilot Gehrig27 104 posts Link to post By Gehrig27, May 7, 2013 in Sports Logo News 38 ksupilot Share on other sites 31 720 1,350 postscenter_img 53,285 posts Posted May 7, 2013 This is really interesting. I wish something this in-depth existed for all teams!And a bit off-topic, but I’m gonna see the Rockies play the Yankees tomorrow and on Wednesday Share on other sites 31 Link to post Forums Home Location:CT This topic is now closed to further replies. Share on other sites 142 Medical Crab Gehrig27 Share this post When I clicked on an image it opens up a much smaller version on your Photobucket page, with no option to enlarge.It took me a while to figure out the tiny logos at the bottom of each graphic were the jersey manufacturers. Gehrig27 142 Link to post Looks great. I don’t have a problem with it being here, since it’s historical in nature and not conceptual. If another mod feels differently, so be it. Share on other sites Posted May 9, 2013 slapshot Link to post Members 142 Gehrig27 Sports Logo News SportsLogos.Net Share this post 0 Very well done. Is there a way to fix the links to Photobucket so the graphics can be seen larger and in more detail, like some of the patches?When you click on a year and it opens up photobucket it should have an option to view the original larger size. I was fiddling around and found that if I change the way I link the images to the blog, when you click on them, they will open up immediately in the original large size without sending you to photobucket. The only downside to that method is that the images will appear smaller than they currently are on the blog page which, for the purpose of viewing multiple years at a glance seems like they are a good size. I rarely even use my own facebook page, so trying to figure out blogging and html etc has been a pretty interesting experience. If someone knows how I can change the images in the second option to appear on the page the size they are now, that would probably be better so you don’t have to open up photobucket just to view the larger files. I’ll keep fiddling…. 0 31 Link to post Link to post 38 Gehrig27 31 Members Sports Logos All Activity Share on other sites 17,857 posts 31 Share this post Members Gothamite Members Share on other sites Location:SPAMTOWN, MN Followers 0 0 31 Share this post 31 104 posts Joshawaggie 31 Link to post Members SportsLogos.Net Great work and outstanding quality. This is really interesting. I wish something this in-depth existed for all teams!And a bit off-topic, but I’m gonna see the Rockies play the Yankees tomorrow and on Wednesday The baseball HOF site has a database of all the uniforms, but not in quality like this.I would really like to see this done for the Indians, as they have had some pretty interesting uniform changes over the years 572 posts Very well done. Is there a way to fix the links to Photobucket so the graphics can be seen larger and in more detail, like some of the patches? 31 Yankees uniform database five boroughs, one City. Members Share on other sites 720 Members ThorSkaagi Yankees uniform database Hey guys, haven’t posted in a couple months because I’ve been busy with school/work and this project, so I hope this doesn’t get construed as a shameless plug.For the past year and a half I’ve been working on a database of every uniform/logo used by the New York Yankees. I first started out recreating the historic uniforms for fun, but it quickly snowballed into a full-fledged project when I was inspired by the work others like Jay Jackson and Gothamite have done. I used the baseball template from the main site because I felt it was the best template for me to use for something like this, so if that’s a problem in some way just let me know (I did give credit to the site on my blog).Anyway, I wasn’t sure if I should have posted this here or in my concepts thread, but I wanted to run it by the community before I try to get the word out anywhere else. I hope my database can be useful to others, take a look and let me know what you guys think, thanks.http://yankeesuniformdatabase.blogspot.com/ Share on other sites ThorSkaagi Location:CT Moderators Sign in to follow this   Followers 0 Go To Topic Listing Location:CT Medical Crab 0 Share on other sites Posted May 9, 2013 Gehrig27last_img read more

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Manny Pacquiao: I have something to prove

first_img(Fightnews) Ratcheting up the interest before his showdown against Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) in Las Vegas for the WBA welterweight title, Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach spoke with reporters on a media conference call recently. As usual, the Senator from the Philippines and his long-time mentor were low-key but confident about taking on yet another younger opponent looking to score a career-defining win at their expense. “A lot of people are doubting my ability at the age of 40, so I have something to prove,” observed Pacquiao. “Right now, I’m still hungry and still enjoying this, and still doing my best.”Pacquiao added, “Believe me, this is very interesting fight for me, its been a long time since I’ve focused like this. [Thurman] is well prepared for this fight because he’s not fighting [Josesito] Lopez, he’s fighting Manny Pacquiao, so I expect him to work hard and to be 100%.”Trainer Roach was more direct in his assessment of the undefeated Thurman, who is only fighting for the second time in nearly two-and-a-half years. “He’s young and all that but I don’t think he’s the best Manny’s faced [since Floyd Mayweather]. He’s a good solid guy who should make for a very good fight.” Roach continued to break down Thurman’s chances, commenting on Thurman’s boast to “come at” Pacquiao. “Talk’s talk, let’s see who really shows up,” said Roach, noting that Thurman isn’t the first opponent to declare his intentions but fail to back it up in the ring. “Thurman’s a strong guy, he’s a good puncher, but he hasn’t been in the ring with the speed that Manny Pacquiao has. Most people are overwhelmed with his speed once they get into the ring, even at 40 years old its as good as ever.”Pacquiao was also asked about whether a more aggressive Thurman would play into his hands. “I’m not predicting a knockout, I don’t want to be careless in the fight, but if he gives me the chance, why not,” explained Pacquiao. “I have to grab the opportunity to knock him out if its there. I think Thurman has speed, he’s quick, but I have to be careful in the fight, to make sure everything is fine.”Regardless of how things play out in the ring, both Pacquiao and Roach sounded pleased with their preparation leading into next Saturday night. “We’ve had a very good training camp, some good sparring,” said Roach. “We have one more day of sparring today and then we’ll close camp down and get ready for the fight.” Pacquaio, in particular, sounded enthusiastic about how training camp went, adding that even now, in the twilight of his career, he still enjoys the lead up to the fight. “I really love exercise, I’m addicted to exercise,” explained Pacquiao. “Even if I don’t have a fight, I exercise four or five hours almost every day.”Despite his love for training, Pacquiao noted how he and his team have adjusted their training regimen for his last few bouts to account for his age, something he felt was necessary after his controversial loss to Jeff Horn in July 2017. “In the Horn fight, I feel like I overtrained, I have to admit that,” acknowledged Pacquaio. “But this time around, my coaching staff, they were watching me closely. After the Horn fight we learned a lot and changed the training, changed a number of things to give my body rest, because its hard to recover [at his age].”Beyond next Saturday, Pacquiao was also asked what his goals were at this stage of his career, particularly with his political career offering him a calling outside of the sport. “I just want to maintain my name in the top of boxing,” answered Pacquiao. “I’m continuing my career because boxing is my passion, especially because God gave me blessings of good health, speed and power.” Getting in the last word, (and likely unable to resist one last dig at Pacquiao’s opponent), Roach concluded the conference call by riffing on Thurman’s nickname, joking that “It’s going to be ‘One-Time’ vs. ‘All-Time’.”Pacquiao vs. Thurman will take place Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions promotion on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View.last_img read more

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Tyson Fury confirms plans to make movie of his life and already has offers for rights… but who will play him?

first_img Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 TYSON FURY says he has “had offers” to produce a movie of his life.And the current WBC heavyweight boxing champ admits that is “in the pipeline” – but he isn’t finished with boxing just yet.Tyson Fury has revealed talks have began on a movie of his life after he quits boxingNext up for Fury, 31, is supposed to be the trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder – the man he battered in February to once again become world champ.And it was revealed last week that the Gypsy King had agreed a two-fight  deal against fellow Brit Anthony Joshua in 2021.Joshua holds the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBF straps.The pair’s historic undisputed title clash relied on them both winning their next fights.AJ faces IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev and Fury fighting Wilder – both hopefully before the year is out.Only last month Fury admitted he would love for Hollywood legend Denzel Washington to play him in a movie.Asked by Dev Sahni on the Lockdown Lowdown if he had made contact with the 65-year-old actor, Fury said:  “I haven’t at the moment because I am going to finish my career before doing a movie. “We have had offers for the rights of the Tyson Fury movie from some of the biggest TV companies in the world.“So it’s in the pipeline but I’m not wiling to do it right now because I’ve still got more important things to think about this time in my career.“[For example] Beating up all the leftover contenders and champions that are left.”Fury has drawn the plaudits for turning his life around after battling drug addiction and depression.The 6ft 9in heavyweight ballooned to a whopping 28st at his heaviest during his two-year absence from the ring.But in an incredible turnaround, Fury battled back to eventually claim the WBC belt from Wilder at the second time of asking in February to cap one of the greatest sporting comebacks.Tyson Fury wants Denzel Washington to play him in a movie about his lifeCredit: Splash NewsTyson Fury battered Deontay Wilder to be crowned WBC heavyweight champCredit: ReutersTyson Fury reveals he used to be embarrassed to take his shirt off but now happy to be the ‘chubby, bald guy’ People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img Funny Moments Of Football 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwanlast_img read more

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Can they BE any more generous? Charity auction of ‘Friends’ props and memorabilia launching December 3

first_imgWarner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (LOS ANGELES) — Warner Bros. Television and Prop Store are joining forces for Giving Tuesday, putting props, costumes, and other one-of-a-kind items from Friends up for auction, for a good cause.Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.Bidding starts on Giving Day Tuesday, December 3, and runs through December 17, at PropStore.com/FRIENDS. The 80 items that are up for grabs include the wood canoe and paddles owned by Matt LeBlanc’s Joey Tribbiani and Matthew Perry’s Chandler Bing; those are going for an estimated $4,000-$6,000.Also hitting the block is a studio-authorized reproduction of the “Holiday Armadillo” costume worn by David Schwimmer’s Ross Geller. That’s estimated to go for anywhere from 10 thousand to 50 thousand bucks. Other items include a Hawaiian print dress worn by Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel Green, expected to fetch between $3,000-$5,000, and a “studio-edition authorized reproduction” of the apartment door picture frame seen throughout the series. That’s estimated to fetch between two and three thousand bucks. Other lots are more moderately priced, including a wedding invitation for Courteney Cox’s Monica and Perry’s Chandler, expected to raise between $1,000-$1,500.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Maryland football players dispute reason for fight at practice; police investigating

first_imgLinebacker Tre Watson, offensive guard Ellis McKennie and defensive lineman Oseh-Lie Saine all tweeted that they believed the report from Barber was false.This piece of fabrication is an absolute joke and mockery of our team! Not gonna affect us moving forward in any way https://t.co/7C3NJhak67— Tre Watson (@MDQue_33) November 1, 2018This is a lie. https://t.co/SVbQv488B6— Ellis McKennie (@emck_cubed97) November 1, 2018This is absolutely fake. kids lying out his mouth, this altercation had nothing to do with the coach Durkin situation had everything to do with him picking on a younger players. There were many witnesses and wade has the total support of everyone here https://t.co/bnPhj8CKfw— Os3h $ain3 (@Oseh11) November 1, 2018Other Maryland players also weighed in.Fake news! https://t.co/cknaKxXcbt— sean Christie (@seanchristie77) November 1, 2018Never happened ❗️❗️ https://t.co/4XCOTLimLs— ACE (@Bigtime__ace) November 1, 2018One on One confrontation don’t believe what y’all hearing man smh Wade a good man. Those reports are no where near the truth— JUICE MCLEAN (@GodsGift_42) November 1, 2018On Tuesday, Durkin was reinstated on the recommendation of Maryland’s Board of Regents. During a team meeting when Durkin’s return was announced, multiple players reportedly walked out, and after public backlash grew, the school fired Durkin on Wednesday. Maryland Board of Regents chair James T. Brady announces his resignation Barber said the incident involved punter Wade Lees, who turned to Twitter on Thursday to refute the reasoning behind the altercation.”The reports about the altercation between me and Matt Barber are far from the truth,” Lees wrote. “There are many inaccuracies in the way he portrays that day. Additionally, the altercation had nothing to do with Coach Durkin’s reinstatement. I have never tried to force my opinions on someone else. I have over 100 teammates that can back me on that.” Related News Maryland fires DJ Durkin after backlashcenter_img My Statement!! pic.twitter.com/0chnHYwuaO— Wade Lees (@WL_88) November 1, 2018The University of Maryland’s police department has opened an investigation into the altercation, ESPN.com reported late Thursday night.An athletic department employee alerted an university police officer, who was at Maryland’s practice at the time, to the fight, police said in a statement Thursday.”The officer talked to both parties involved and a witness,” the statement read. “It was determined that both parties got into a verbal argument that turned physical. One of the students was treated by on-site athletics staff for his injuries. The other student sustained minor injuries, but did not seek medical attention.”Police say they discovered video of the altercation when they reviewed camera footage.In addition to Lees’ tweet, a number of other Terrapins also disputed Barber’s account in which Barber said, “Lees attacked him” and attempted “to punch him in the face.”Barber added that when other players intervened in an attempt to break up the fight, they grabbed his arms behind his back. This allowed Lees to punch Barber repeatedly in the face, which left him with a black eye and in need of multiple stitches on his forehead as well as a dislocated shoulder, Barber said. Maryland punter Matt Barber said he was assaulted by a teammate at former head coach DJ Durkin’s first practice back with the Terrapins. But on Thursday, many players refuted Barber’s reason as to why the incident occurred.The Baltimore Sun reported Barber was assaulted at the end of practice Tuesday by a player who supported Durkin. The 21-year-old backup punter told the Sun that the fight was because of his role as a “whistleblower” when speaking to investigators during their two-month examination into allegations of abuse within Maryland’s football program.last_img read more

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National Sport Conference to be held next month

first_imgThe conference will run from September 8-10 at the Sir John Guise Indoor ComplexThe main outcome of the Conference is to begin consultation for the review of the National Sports Policy. Other outcomes includes strengthening relationships with key partners and stakeholders, establishing systems and strategies required to maintain and sustain sports at all levels, creating awareness of the importance of physical education and school sports and finally to determine a way forward in the country.Chairperson of the organising committee, Janet Gimots said progress on preparations towards the conference is well underway and is confident that this important event will be delivered successfully.She said invitations have been sent out to the provinces, National Sporting Federations and Government departments such as the NDOE, NDOH, Finance, Treasury, Community Development, and National Planning, and other key stakeholders from the corporate sector. She said over 200 people from the sporting fraternity including the media are expected to attend.This includes Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, President of the Pacific Games Council, Vidyah Lakhan and CEO for the PNG Sports Foundation, Peter Tsiamalili Jnr.“The Editorial Committee Chairman, Professor Mark Solon, from the University of Goroka, was amazed and pleased with quality of the 24 abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference.To add international flavour to the conference a four man team from Gold Coast, will be attending and presenting papers as well,” said Gimots.Gimots expressed her appreciation to Avis, Prima Small Good, Coca-Cola Amatil and Theodist for their sponsorship support to the conference.last_img read more

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