O’Driscoll heading to Anfield

first_img The 57-year-old, who has previously had spells in charge at Nottingham Forest, Doncaster, Bournemouth, Crawley and Bristol City, is being brought in as part of the summer overhaul of the backroom team. Press Association Sport understands O’Driscoll has been offered a role on the coaching staff, although his exact position is yet to be confirmed, and while there are still a number of matters to be finalised the move is likely to happen. “I can understand Charlton fans wanting me to stay another year – that it would be best for me to develop – but I’m ambitious and want to keep learning. Going to Liverpool was hard to turn down. “I had my mind set on Liverpool and tried not to let the talk of other clubs distract me. I didn’t really focus too much on anything else. “I understand it is a massive club and a step up from where I’ve been playing. “There are a lot more challenges but I’m going in with the aim to challenge for a place, regardless of age. “I want to prove myself, take this opportunity with both hands and try to play. “There is going to be a bigger spotlight but I’ve got to thrive under that and use it in a positive way.” O’Driscoll is understood to have found it a difficult decision to leave the international set-up, where he has been since last September, but felt working alongside Rodgers presented a huge opportunity he could not turn down. Liverpool sacked assistant manager Colin Pascoe earlier this month and did not renew the contract of first-team coach and former player Mike Marsh as a result of a robust end-of-season review which examined why the Reds failed to retain their Champions League status in finishing sixth. O’Driscoll has a good relationship with Rodgers, having visited the club’s Melwood training ground to observe some of his coaching sessions, and shares a similar philosophy to the Reds boss. Liverpool are also expected to promote highly-rated academy coach Pepijn Lijnders from the under-16s team before the start of pre-season next week. Most of the players return to Melwood on Monday, with the exception of those who were involved in the later stages of the Under-21 European Championships and Copa America, with a number of signings seeing their team-mates for the first time. Charlton teenager Joe Gomez is one of the six summer arrivals and he is keen to begin working with Rodgers, although it seems likely he will be loaned out for the forthcoming campaign. “I met him and that was a defining factor. He was positive and has already shown he will give young players an opportunity,” he told liverpoolfc.com. “I thought carefully where would be the best place and give me the best chance to play – it was Liverpool. England Under-19 manager Sean O’Driscoll is set to join Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers’ coaching staff at Anfield. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Trenton Acadians fall to Hampden RH Foster

first_imgBLUE HILL — The Hampden RH Foster baseball team scrapped out four hits, scoring four unearned runs to beat the Trenton Acadians in a contest that went right down to the wire on Wednesday at George Stevens Academy.Hampden pitchers Casey Sudbeck, Jackson Gilmore and Brandon Smith’s group effort held the Acadians to five hits and resulted in the 3-1 win. Ben Huston, Michael Turner, Connor Farmer each had a single while Zach Nash had a key two-out, two RBI doubles following a dropped foul popup with two outs in the 6th inning.Conor Maguire took the loss, giving up only four hits, striking out six and walking two. Jake Keenan led the Acadians’ offense with a double, single and two RBIs. Finn McMahon, Will Ricker and Maguire each singled.Sudbeck, Gilmore (5), Smith (8) and Farmer; Maguire, Paola (9) and Colin.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Women’s tennis team wins, despite injuries

first_imgInjuries have been the early story of the season for a relatively young Badger women’s tennis team. Before opening on the road to mixed results in Charlottesville, Virginia and then returning home to a 7-0 victory over Northern Illinois last weekend, the team saw three key players receive medical attention.True freshman Liz Carpenter suffered a back injury over the break, but has since returned to the court and managed a straight set victory Saturday.”I just had a muscle spasm. Like a back spasm,” Carpenter said. “It was just really, really tight for a couple days and did a lot of stem treatment and now it’s fine.”Things have been more serious elsewhere, though, with two of the squad’s three sophomores sidelined through the most recent match due to their ailments.Returning sophomore Nicole Beck is currently suffering from mononucleosis, which has kept her out of practice and off the competitive court thus far this season.”It’s mono. It’s kind of one of those rest and keep getting checked on [things],” head coach Patti Henderson said. “She wants to be healthy … She’s going to do everything she can to get herself fit.”And Morgan Tuttle, a first year Badger who transferred from Iowa, has been sidelined for the singles game due to a back problem. She was, however, active on the double court against Northern Illinois.”I would love to have [Morgan and Nicole] back tomorrow. But it is an issue of time … I would rather go slow and when they’re ready to come in, hopefully they’re there for the rest of the season,” Henderson said.”As opposed to throwing them in for a match and next thing you know they’re out for another week or two weeks, because that way they can’t get better … And it doesn’t give our team any consistency,” Henderson continued. “Maybe we’ll see one or two of them next week in some form, but I don’t know.”And teammates share Henderson’s sentiment, as both injuries have caused the lineup to be shuffled and forced certain players to contend in higher positions than they would normally be assigned.”Beck is a solid player. She’s one of the awesome players. And to have her out — and to have Morgan out, who is also above me — I’m having to move up in the ranks. I’m only a freshman,” Carpenter said. “There’s a depth to the team that’s decreasing.”Rank and File: The season has gotten off to a positive start for the team, though, despite the battery of injuries. The Badgers emerged from a challenging three-day tournament in Virginia with mostly positive results and made quick work of the aforementioned Northern Illinois squad.The team is currently ranked No. 34, a notable bump from their No. 48 spot at this time last year. And top singles player Caitlin Burke is sitting on a No. 32 national ranking, again a marked improvement over the No. 99 seed she enjoyed a year ago. (Though the team’s previous ace, Katie McGaffigan, was ranked higher than Burke last January, even she was spotted at No. 53.)”I’m really trying — on my forehand especially — to throw up a lot of heavy balls. And I’m working on my serve especially,” Burke said when asked what has improved her game. “So those are the two things I’ve been improving the most.”The team’s other ranking belongs to the No. 33 doubles pairing of Burke and Beck. But that duo has been inactive thus far this season due to Beck’s aforementioned ailment.last_img read more

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Alessandro Fried – BtoBet – A digital transformation in the sports betting industry

first_img Share Alessandro Fried believes that the sports betting industry is “undergoing a digital transformation” driven by a combination of changing consumer demand and the emergence of disruptive technology.Writing in a new white paper report for BtoBet, an advanced omni-channel platform provider for the industry, Fried suggests that every iGaming and sports betting brand should be focusing their own digital transformation around the development of digital devices and digital trends of the future.This is because “more people spend more time and money every year consuming content not only on their smartphones and tablets, but also through other components of their evolving digital based daily life, such as digital watches and touch screens in the car”.However, the BtoBet Chairman also acknowledges that operators must retain a level of flexibility to shape their products quickly to meet changing customer expectations, particularly in an age where “purchasing power has shifted from the brand and retailer to the consumer”.While most of the report focuses on mobile, “the primary technology device in everybody’s daily life”, Fried highlights the range of digital services, platforms and devices that are now capable of generating insights, such as social media and messaging apps, location-based services and payment transactions.He added: “These multiple sources of data, combined with an ever-improving technological capacity to reconcile data emanating from different devices, will enable an increasingly rich view of the players, moving towards a view that is fully formed and contextually relevant. Licensees need to understand how these multiple customer insights relate to the various touchpoints in the players’ journey.”The wide-ranging report, which describes embracing digital transformation as both a requirement and an on-going challenge, concludes that the consumer is “seeking entertainment and personalization” from their gambling choices, and that operators should be looking to “give them the bets they want, when they want them and in whatever form suits them best at the time”.To download the full version of this BtoBet white paper report, titled ‘Digital transformation: betting and gaming catch the global wave‘, click HERE. Submit StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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Clippers, Rockets play nice in Houston’s 14th consecutive victory

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Instead, Sindarius Thornwell helped to spark the Clippers during a third-quarter run that cut their deficit to 78-70 in the closing minutes of the period. Thornwell pressured Harden more effectively than anyone else in Doc Rivers’ guard rotation. Harden scored one point in the third.“I thought Sindarius did a fantastic job on him,” Doc Rivers said.Houston edged away slowly but certainly in the fourth quarter, maintaining its lead in the NBA’s overall standings and reminding the Clippers that their quest for a playoff berth remains a difficult one, especially when playing on consecutive nights.“You don’t dwell on this one,” Doc Rivers said. “We didn’t play like us tonight. We didn’t play with any energy. I thought they wanted to. I thought they were excited about the game, but (Tuesday) night was a very tough night, when you get in at 3 o’clock in the morning.“Some nights you play well the next, some nights you don’t, and we didn’t tonight.”Final📊Tobias: 24p/4r/1a/3sTrezz: 22p/4r/2a/1s/1bMiloš: 13p/6r/4aLou: 13p/1r/3a/1sDJ: 4p/16r/1a/1bAustin: 6p/3r/4aSin: 4p/1r/1a/1sC.J.: 6p/1a📸 https://t.co/XKrHPqNszy🎥 https://t.co/6aVDwkgHjx#ItTakesEverything pic.twitter.com/JobRZWW0rp— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 1, 2018 It was cruel, but it underscored the Rockets’ first-half superiority.By game’s end, Harden scored 25 points on 7-for-14 shooting and added three rebounds and seven assists. Clint Capela and Eric Gordon each added 22 points. Paul scored eight points on 3-for-12 shooting and had four rebounds and eight assists.Tobias Harris scored 24 points and Montrezl Harrell added 22 for the Clippers, who led only once, at 2-0, after DeAndre Jordan followed C.J. Williams’ miss in the opening moments. Lou Williams, averaging a team-leading 23.4 points scored only 13 on 4-for-11 shooting.The Clippers trailed by the end of the first quarter 34-12, after missing 17 of 22 shots and committing seven turnovers. By halftime, they were down 61-43. The Clippers entered the fourth quarter down by only 83-72, however.Boban Marjanovic couldn’t save them, as he did while scoring a season-best 19 points in their 122-120 victory over the Nuggets. Williams couldn’t save them either, as he did Tuesday while scoring 25 points in a reserve role for the 55th time in his career.Related Articles The Rockets and the schedule-maker refused to allow it.“I thought we came into the game on an emotional high off (Tuesday) night and just eased into the game and were kind of dragging our feet,” Clippers guard Austin Rivers said. “They came out just trying to whup our ass, you know what I mean? And they did.”At one point late in the first quarter, the Clippers had as many turnovers (seven) as points. They looked exactly like a team that played itself out one night earlier (at altitude) while rallying from a 19-point deficit to pull out a victory and edge past the Nuggets into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.League-leading Houston (48-13) looked like a team bent on delivering a payback after losing the first two games of the season series to the Clippers (32-28), including a 113-102 defeat Jan. 15 at Staples Center. Harden didn’t play in that game, which was Chris Paul’s homecoming after an offseason trade to Houston.Harden led the Rockets’ assault on the Clippers in the rematch Wednesday. He scored 22 points on 6-for-10 shooting in the first half, including a 3-pointer that followed an ankle-breaking move that sent Clippers defender Wesley Johnson tumbling to the court.center_img Clippers taking a cautious approach with injured guard Avery Bradley PreviousRockets Chris Paul, #3, tries to pry the ball from Clippers Milos Teodosic, #4, as Austin Rivers, #25, assists on the play during second half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The Houston Rockets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 105-92. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Rockets Chris Paul, #3, passes the ball between Clippers Wesley Johnson, #33, and Milos Teodosic, #4, during first half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsRockets PJ Tucker, #4, and Clippers Tobias Harris, #34, go after a loose ball during first half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Rockets Chris Paul, #3, is fouled by Clippers Montrezl Harrell, #5, during first half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Clippers Boban Marjanovic, #51, fouls Rockets Trevor Ariza, #1, during first half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Rockets PJ Tucker, #4, is fouled by Clippers DeAndre Jordan, #6, during first half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Clippers Austin Rivers, #25, shoots for two points over Rockets James Harden, #13, during first half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Rockets Clint Capela, #15 fouls Clippers Lou Williams, #23, during second half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The Houston Rockets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 105-92. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Clippers Tobias Harris, #34, looses the ball as Rockets Nene Hilario, #42, defends on the play during first half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Clippers Austin Rivers, #25, fouls Rockets Chris Paul, #3, during second half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Clippers C.J. Williams, #9, forces the ball from Rockets Chris Paul, #3, during second half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The Houston Rockets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 105-92. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Rockets James Harden, #13, is fouled by Clippers Tobias Harris, #34, during second half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The Houston Rockets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 105-92. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Rockets’ James Harden passes the ball as the Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell, left, defends during the second half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets center Nene, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets guard James Harden, below, and Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan look for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, left, dunks as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, right, shoots as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, and guard C.J. Williams defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets guard James Harden celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, right, shoots as Houston Rockets guard James Harden defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic shoots as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, left, of Switzerland, and Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, left, shoots as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, of Switzerland, defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers shoots as Houston Rockets center Nene, of Brazil, defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets guard James Harden shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets guard James Harden, center, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, and guard Sindarius Thornwell defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, left, is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, rear, is called for a foul against Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, tries to pass while under pressure from Los Angeles Clippers guard C.J. Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, and Houston Rockets center Nene, of Brazil, reach for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, center, of Switzerland, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic, left, and forward Montrezl Harrell defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Sam Dekker, right, shoots as Houston Rockets guard Joe Johnson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, right, participates in a hotdog eating contest with cooperative eater Joey Chestnut during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Clippers and the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Rockets Chris Paul, #3, tries to pry the ball from Clippers Milos Teodosic, #4, as Austin Rivers, #25, assists on the play during second half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The Houston Rockets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 105-92. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 35Rockets Chris Paul, #3, tries to pry the ball from Clippers Milos Teodosic, #4, as Austin Rivers, #25, assists on the play during second half action at Staples Center Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The Houston Rockets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 105-92. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Clippers coach Doc Rivers joked Wednesday that he was going to build a wall and make the Houston Rockets pay for it. Rockets guard James Harden walked down a Staples Center corridor minutes later singing The Beatles’ 1960s plea for peace on Earth, “All You Need Is Love.”All might have been forgiven when the teams faced off for the first time since their Jan. 15 game featured fire and fury on the court and, later, in a hallway outside the Clippers’ locker room. Houston’s Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green were each suspended for their attempted invasion.All was not forgotten, though.The Rockets thumped the Clippers from the start, leading by as many as 27 points in the first half en route to a comprehensive 105-92 victory, their 14th in a row. The Clippers couldn’t recapture the magic of their comeback victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night in Denver.last_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, May 15, 2013•2:20 a.m. Officers investigated unlawful discharge of a firearm of a known suspect in the 200 block. S. Arthur,  Wellington.•3:23 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 600 block. N. G,  Wellington.•1:44 p.m. Jessie A. Deason, 24,  Wellington was arrested and confined on a Tulsa County Oklahoma Warrant for child neglect in the 1100 block. E. 4th,  Wellington.•1:44 p.m. Courtney A. Brown, 23, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Tulsa County Oklahoma Warrant for Child Neglect in the 1100 block. E. 4th,  Wellington.•3:45 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block. W. 8th,  Wellington.•5:02 p.m. Randall W. Reubel, 37,  Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County arrest and detain order for probation violation.•7:52 p.m. Donald T. Sizemore, 42,  Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic violence and battery in the 800 block. W. Harvey,  Wellington.•9 p.m. Desiree D. Jordan, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal registration and no proof of insurance.•9:18 p.m. Juvenile male, 15, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective taillamp and drivers’ license violence.last_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, June 3, 2014:•12:22 a.m. Non-Injury accident on private property in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Julie R. Jennings, 47, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by the city of Wellington.•11:26 a.m. Officers conducted an outside agency of a vehicle recovered assist in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•12 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 1100 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•1:02 p.m. Officers investigated a Burglary and Criminal D a.m.age to Property in the 600 block N. Washington, Wellington.•3:11 p.m. Officers took a report of found shelving in the 1000 block N. G, Wellington.•9:32 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 400 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•1:10 p.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass and criminal damage to property in the 1500 block N. C, Wellington.last_img read more

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What Todd Gurley’s physical could mean for Falcons’ run game

first_imgGurley doesn’t have the mileage Jackson did — at 25, the Georgia product is five years younger than Jackson was upon coming to the Falcons. Still, his surgically repaired knee, which according to some reports is affected by an an arthritic condition, makes him perhaps less capable of a rebound than his age would suggest.The Falcons have the pieces to be a top-tier offense, as they have been several times during the Matt Ryan era. But Gurley’s health will be a key factor in determining whether their offense can elevate to its full potential.A passed physical along with positive remarks from his new coaching staff are positive signs that Gurley is prepared to surprise fans. But he’ll be up against the history of a position that has not lent itself to longevity. Gurley on Tuesday passed his physical with the Falcons, indicating doubts surrounding the health of his left knee could be somewhat overblown.A healthy Gurley would of course be a game-changer for the team. Since the last 1,000-yard rushing season in Atlanta, Gurley has racked up 3,413 rushing yards and 42 rushing touchdowns while being one of the NFL’s better receiving backs.MORE: DeVonta Freeman angrily responds to retirement rumorsGurley isn’t the first suspect ex-Ram the Falcons have taken a flier on during the past decade.The Steven Jackson experiment of 2013 and 2014 offered a look at the perils of trusting a longtime workhorse with a feature role. Jackson, who had surpassed 1,000 rushing yards in eight straight campaigns before joining Atlanta, averaged 3.6 yards per carry with the team. The Falcons haven’t had a running back crack 1,000 yards since 2016, and their declining backfield play has added pressure to an aging Matt Ryan under center.Atlanta released DeVonta Freeman earlier in the offseason in an attempt to shuffle the cards of its run game. It replaced Freeman with a risky bet in Todd Gurley, who like Freeman has seen star production drop off dramatically of late.last_img read more

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What time is the NHL Draft lottery? TV channel, odds & more to watch 2020 pick order reveal

first_imgThe prize of this year’s draft is Canadian winger Alexis Lafreniere. The Saint-Eustache, Que., native totaled 112 points in 55 games this season with Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.He also represented Canada at the 2020 World Junior Championship totaling 10 points in five games helping the team earn a gold medal.Other top prospects include forwards Tim Stutzle, Quinton Byfield, Marco Rossi and Cole Perfetti.Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 NHL Draft lottery, including the start time and results.MORE: Explaining how the NHL Draft lottery will work in 2020What time is the NHL Draft lottery in 2020?Date: Friday, June 26Start time: 8 p.m. ETThe NHL Draft Lottery will be split into two phases with Phase 1 taking place starting at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, June 26. The first phase will feature the seven teams who will not take part in the 24-team return-to-play format. The Detroit Red Wings own the best odds while the Ottawa Senators own the second and third-best odds due to them owning the San Jose Sharks’ first-round pick as part of the Erik Karlsson trade.What channel is the NHL Draft lottery on?TV channel: NBCSN (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)NBC Sports will broadcast the NHL Draft lottery drawing live in the United States followed by a half-hour special of NHL Live. For viewers in Canada, the drawing can be seen on Sportsnet.When is the NHL Draft in 2020?Date: TBDStart time: TBDThe league has not announced an official date for the 2020 NHL Draft. It was originally scheduled for June 26-27 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, but it was postponed on March 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The last time the draft was postponed was in 2005 due to the ending of the lockout.NHL Draft lottery odds 2020The NHL is scheduled to hold the Phase 1 draft lottery drawing on Friday, June 26. Below are the odds for each team to win the No. 1 overall pick and an explainer on how Phase 2 of the lottery will work if necessary.An updated order of picks will be added following the lottery results.TEAMPTS. PCT.ODDS1. Detroit Red Wings.27518.5%2. Ottawa Senators.43713.53. Ottawa Senators (via SJS).43711.54. Los Angeles Kings.4579.55. Anaheim Ducks.4728.5 6. New Jersey Devils.493*7.57. Buffalo Sabres.493*6.58. Team An/a6.09. Team Bn/a5.010. Team Cn/a3.511. Team Dn/a3.012. Team En/a2.513. Team Fn/a2.014. Team Gn/a1.515. Team Hn/a1.0*Buffalo Sabres ranked higher than New Jersey Devils on the basis of higher regulation/OT win percentage (Buffalo, .406 ROW%; New Jersey, .348 ROW%)MORE: NHL Central Scouting’s final player rankings How does the NHL Draft lottery work in 2020?Phase 1 (June 26)The first phase of the NHL Draft Lottery will include the seven teams who are not returning to play this season to determine the top-three picks in the 2020 NHL Draft. If the drawing for the top-three picks includes teams in Phase 1, then there won’t be a second phase of the Draft Lottery. The rest of the draft order would be determined in inverse order by points percentage.Phase 2 (TBD)If Team A-H placed in positions 8-15 is drawn into the top-three during Phase 1, then a second phase of the Draft Lottery would take place featuring only the teams who were eliminated in the play-in round.The eliminated teams would have equal odds of 12.5 percent for the remaining selection(s). Once the top-three is determined, the rest of the draft order will be decided in inverse order by points percentage. The 2020 NHL Draft will happen, eventually. As part of the league’s return-to-play announcement, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman revealed the procedure for how the draft order will be determined for the 15 teams who won’t make the Stanley Cup playoffs.We know the seven teams already into the draft lottery with the other eight to be determined after the play-in round concludes.last_img read more

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President Signs Executive Order On Police Reform

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed an executive order on policing following weeks of national protests after the death of George Floyd.The order is aimed at encouraging best practices and tracking officers with excessive use of force complaints.In the Rose Garden, Trump stressed the need for higher standards and commiserated with mourning families, even as he hailed the vast majority of officers as selfless public servants and held his law-and-order line.The order comes as Senate Republicans prepare to unveil their own package of policing proposals after Democrats did the same.last_img

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