British & Irish Lions fans on tour – Scrum Safari

first_imgSaturday Jun 27, 2009 British & Irish Lions fans on tour – Scrum Safari An estimated 30 000 British & Irish Lions fans will squeeze into Loftus Versfeld this afternoon for the second Test against the hosts, the Springboks. While it’s predominantly a rugby tour, for those fans, it’s been a holiday like no other.Touring South Africa is a great experience, with or without rugby. Obviously going with a whole hoard of rugby supporters, all following the same side, makes it that much more enjoyable.Fancy dress has been rife, as the red tide of Lions supporters washed into Durban last week dressed in all sorts of atire. From full military uniforms with white pith helmets, to super hero get-up, they’ve made an effort to have a laugh and keep the spirits high. Some have even taken to wearing the local Zulu outfits, complete with shields.A bottle of beer was never far off either, often shared with South African fans while standing around a braai (barbecue).The atmosphere has been great, with the experience of being on a Lions tour being second to none. No matter what’s happened on the pitch, these men and ladies have enjoyed every minute of their time in the country.This great feature from the BBC shows us the side of a rugby tour that we dont often get to see, as they show us what goes on behind the scenes with the fans as they move around the country. Time: 06:14 Note: Thanks to the BBC.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Beacon offers CRM platform for free with launch of early adopter phase

first_imgBeacon offers CRM platform for free with launch of early adopter phase AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22  292 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Melanie May | 9 March 2018 | News Tagged with: Charity CRM Software crm Technologycenter_img Beacon has launched its early adopter phase and is offering its cloud-based CRM platform to a limited number of charities for free.Beacon uses Google’s new design standard Material Design. It has been designed to be simple to use to enable any user to easily add, save and manage any type of data and to connect with an organisation’s other software to eliminate the need for manual data entry. It also integrates with cloud-based products such Stripe, Gmail, Facebook, GoCardless, Slack and MailChimp to help provide a better view of supporters and how they are engaging with an organisation across digital and non-digital channels.In line with the upcoming GDPR, the platform also offers real-time contact preferences syncing with email products such as MailChimp, audit logs to make proving opt-ins straightforward, and a “right to be forgotten” feature.Beacon CEO and founder Chris Houghton said:“In the last 10 years there’s been a really interesting change in how we’re using technology. Nonprofits have gone from using one system for absolutely everything, to using a wide variety of products across marketing, communications, and fundraising.”“So our approach has been simple – rather than trying to build one product that does everything, we’ve created an easy to use and product where any kind of data can live – that also talks with all of the different tools we’re now using today.”Charities can find out more and sign up on the Beacon site. Advertisement  291 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Galactic Plots Summer Tour With Run Of Shows In Northeast

first_imgJust a couple days after impressing NYC fans with a throwdown at Terminal 5, New Orleans funkers extraordinaire Galactic have announced their return to the Big Apple. The band has revealed four dates from what is sure to be a big summer tour, including two nights in Brooklyn, NY and two nights in Nantucket, MA.The run features four shows in six nights, as Galactic will hold it down at the Brooklyn Bowl from July 22-23, and the Chicken Box from July 26-27. Expect some incredible funk music from the band that always does it right in New Orleans.For more on the band’s funky set with Soulive supporting and vocal work from Cyril Neville and Erica Falls, be sure to check out our in-depth review and gallery. Tickets for the new shows go on sale this Friday, April 1st, at 10 AM Eastern. Show details can be seen below:last_img read more

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Soccer opens NCAA tournament with shutout victory at home

first_imgSenior forward Hailey Hite celebrates with sophomore midfielder Arlie Jones following a goal on Friday. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The Women of Troy shutout the Long Beach State 49ers 6-0 with six different goal scorers at home on Friday to advance to the second round of the NCAA College Cup.“This is the kind of way you want to open postseason play,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “I love the passion we played with, and it’s exactly what we need going forward.”Following their loss to UCLA last weekend, the Trojans found out that they were given a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament on Monday.  However, they were ranked second-best in the country for most of the season.“[The 6-0 win showed] that we’re really good,” McAlpine said. “We plan to show up at the next game and be really good again.”At halftime, the Trojans comfortably led 2-0. Throughout the first half, the Trojans were in control of the game, having most of the possession and much of it in their offensive third. Moreover, the Trojans had 13 shots in the first half alone compared to the 49ers’ one shot from outside the box.Redshirt junior forward Natalie Jacobs started the scoring in the first half when she headed the ball into the back of the net in the 20th minute. The goal came as a result of confusion within the box. From that goal on, the Trojans never looked back.Five minutes later, sophomore box-to-box midfielder Alea Hyatt scored a left-footed volley into the upper lefthand corner of the goal from inside the box off an assist by sophomore box-to-box midfielder Tara McKeown. The finish took of skill and concentration, but Hyatt managed to keep calm to make the score 2-0.The Trojans did not slow down in the second half, scoring 4 more goals in the second 45 minutes to easily claim an uncontested victory. “We’ve got bigger goals, we got big goals,” McAlpine said of the team’s aggressive second-half play despite its significant lead. “In order to reach them, we have to play and we have continue to push and play the way we want to play consistently for 90 minutes. Even though the score was 4 at 62 [minutes], we need to play for 90 and that was important.”McKeown scored the opening goal of the second half after she was teed up for a wide open goal from Jacobs in the 53rd minute. Jacobs received a long ball down the left hand side from redshirt sophomore attacking midfielder Savannah DeMelo, and she took out down to the endline, beat a defender and crossed it to McKeown who had a wide open goal. Prior to crossing it to McKeown, it appeared that Jacobs was fouled in the box but never went down, and was still able to play McKeown with a great ball despite being fouled.Senior forward Leah Pruitt was next to get her name on the score sheet as she scored from a one-footed finish to the far post of the goal. The goal came from a driving run forward by DeMelo who sent the ball onto the wing to Hyatt, who then crossed it over to Pruitt to finish and make it 4-0 in the 62nd minute.One minute later, DeMelo was the fifth Trojan to score as she slotted the ball past the keeper from about 15 yards out. The goal was a team effort, as the Trojans connected a lot of passes prior to DeMelo scoring. Hyatt had a clear shot on goal from a tougher angle than DeMelo, but instead of attempting to shoot, she gave the ball up to her teammate who was at a better angle to finish off the movement. “She was in a much better position than I was and I knew that, so I gave it to her,” Hyatt said.McAlpine said Friday’s game was one of Hyatt’s best performances. “[Hyatt] played free with a clear head and let it go,” McAlpine said. “That’s the kind of performance we need. And we allowed her to. We gave her touches, we gave her touches and we allowed her to get into the game early, and once that happens today, it looked good. ”Senior forward Hailey Hite scored the sixth and final goal for the Trojans off of an assist from freshman defender Ashley Soto in the 80th minute of the game to cap off an impressive victory for the Women of Troy.Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, forward Penelope Hocking, left the field with an ankle injury. Her status for the next game has yet to be determined.The Trojans will play the winner of Sunday’s LSU-Boston University game next Friday in their next round of the NCAA tournament. That game will take place at Florida State following the Seminoles’ 1-0 victory against Loyola Chicago on Friday. Florida State is the No. 1 seed in the Trojans’ side of the bracket.last_img read more

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Raphoe schoolgirls hoping to strike gold in Barcelona with ‘Clean Guard’ invention

first_imgThree Co Donegal schoolgirls are off to Barcelona later this month hoping their sports invention might just strike gold in more ways than one.Deele College pupils Ellie Barron, Saffron Porter and Stephanie Harper are already All-Ireland champs after their ‘Clean Guard’ product was named the best in the country in the Foroige Youth Entrepreneurship awards in May.The product is an ingenious way for sportspeople to keep mouth guards or gum shields clean, the holder containing a liquid sanitizer which kills 98 per cent of bacteria. Now the girls from the Raphoe school will represent Ireland in the European competition in Barcelona on November 22, 23 and 24.County Gaelic underage footballer Ellie Barron – joint captain as Donegal U16s won an Ulster A title last year – says the girls believe the European exposure to their product might help their product to go global.Deele College pupils Ellie Barron, Saffron Porter and Stephanie Harper with Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHughThey’ve already had the product endorsed by boxing champ Jason Quigley, Donegal Ladies and Marty Reilly.“We’re really looking forward to going to Barcelona now,” said Convoy teenager Ellie. “We were over the moon to represent Donegal in the Youth Entrepreneurship in Dublin in May and I have to say we were in total shock when we won the whole thing.“Now we’re looking forward to representing our country in Barcelona. It is an amazing opportunity for more people to see ‘Clean Guard’ – a great marketing opportunity and we are hoping to make connections there which would help sell the product in other countries.“So many sportspeople use mouth guards in so many different sports, from hockey to rugby to boxing and of course to gaelic football.”Saffron says the trip to Spain wouldn’t happen without the help of teacher Orla Gallagher and principal Joe Boyle.“We used our transition year well,” said Saffron. “Ms Gallagher gave us so much help throughout the year, as did the Business Department and the entire school community got behind us. It’s only sinking in now how well we have done. It would be wonderful to go a wee step further so we’ll see.”The girls travel with their teacher to Barcelona on November 21 for the three-day event which begins the next day.They say they are grateful to a number of local sponsors who’ve helped to pay for the trip including the Emerald Guitar Company, the County Seat, Creative Landscaping Workshop, Maguire’s Foodfare, Reillys Sportswear, Cherrymore Kitchens and the Convoy Community Playgroup.You can see the Clean Guard product here: https://www.facebook.com/CleanGuard1/ Raphoe schoolgirls hoping to strike gold in Barcelona with ‘Clean Guard’ invention was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Clean Guarddeele collegeRaphoelast_img read more

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Bianca Buitendag’s star on the rise

first_img13 May 2013South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag achieved the best result of her fledgling professional surfing career when she placed third in the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro at Barra da Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, the fifth stop on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT).The 19-year-old rookie from George in the Southern Cape, competing in just her fifth event at the highest level of women’s pro surfing, overcame a string of the world’s best female surfers to reach the semi-finals before bowing out to eventual event winner, Tyler Wright of Australia.“I think it’s the best result of my professional career,” Buitendag said. “I’m really happy with my result and happy to be here in Brazil. It’s good to get my head above water for a change.‘Tough mental space’“I’d been in a tough mental space over the last few events and kind of putting myself down and this allowed me to think and surf smarter. Now that this event is over I’ll be able to go back and analyse my performance.”Buitendag won US $8 000 (approx. R72 000) and an invaluable 6 600 points that saw her move up one place to eighth on the ASP Women’s WCT leaderboard. With two events left in the 2013 season, she is now a significant 3 550 points ahead of Malia Manuel in the 10th and final spot for automatic requalification for next year’s elite WCT.Buitendag started her Rio campaign with a third-place finish in round one before bouncing back to defeat Philippa Anderson of Australia in round two. After repeating her third place in round three, the South Africa overcame the challenge of ASP No. 13 Pauline Ado (Fra) before holding on to defeat the third-seed, Courtney Conlogue (USA), in their quarter-final match-up.FinalTyler Wright defeated fellow Australian Sally Fitzgibbons, 22, in a high-scoring final (17.80 to 15.67) to win the event in peaky two-to-three foot waves and take the lead on the 2013 ASP Women’s WCT rankings.Wright dominated the Barra da Tijuca line-up from start to finish, posting the high scores of each round with progressive combinations including the final where she unloaded committed forehand combinations and was rewarded a 9.33 and 8.50 to secure the win.“This feels pretty good,” Wright said. “This whole event has been stepping stones for me. I started off a bit shaky and this is my first event where my family is not here with me. Brooke Farris was here looking after me and thanks to everyone for all of their support.”Second winWright’s victory in Rio marks her second of the season following a win on the Gold Coast and the two victories combined with two additional runner-up finishes have launched Wright to the number one position over Hawaii’s Carissa Moore.“It’s awesome to move to the top of the rankings, but I’m honestly not thinking about the world title,” Wright said. “I’m just having fun surfing and enjoying each event and we’ll see what happens at the end of the year.”Sally Fitzgibbons, the defending champion, put in an amazing effort in an attempt to retain the title, ousting Carissa Moore in their semi-final clash, but was unable to put a stop to Wright’s momentum in the final to finish runner-up overall.“I’m happy to progress through to the final,” Fitzgibbons said. “It’s always exciting to come in to a final against Tyler and I knew she’d be tough to beat out there. I love coming to Rio and I always get good results here. Unfortunately I fell at the last hurdle, but I’ll come back bigger and better next year.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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OnePlus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: When beasts come out to play

first_imgThe OnePlus 3 and the Xiaomi Mi 5 are powerhouse phones, and they both look pretty awesome too. The mid-level smartphone segment keeps getting better and better, each day. But, right now it doesn’t get any better than either of the two phones.If you’re out to buy a new phone, and happen to have the two in your list, it could be pretty difficult to make a choice. Well, that’s what we are here for. To help you make a choice, an informed choice.Here’s a point-by-point breakdown of the OnePlus 3 and the Xiaomi Mi 5, so you can make that all-important choice.Also Read: OnePlus 3 review: Flagship killer that will make you want to settle Design and build qualityThe Mi 5 has an all-3D glass body made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which has been joined together by a metal frame with chamfered edges. The design is very thoughtful. It is a gradual evolution of Xiaomi’s Mi Note. What is remarkable is the fact that Xiaomi has been able to make an all-glass phone that isn’t as slippery as a fish. And it’s compact to hold. In fact it’s just the right size to hold: not too small, not too big either.The OnePlus 3 ditches the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2’s iconic sandstone finish. At the end of the day though, it’s a small trade-off you pay for a more premium, lighter and thinner experience. The OnePlus 3 is an all-metal smartphone, a first for OnePlus. Unlike its previous phones that were chunky, the OnePlus 3 feels nicer, and more refined. But, it is slippery to hold. And quite big, in comparison to the Mi 5. You will have to use both hands to make full use of all its corners. Also, it isn’t the most original of designs around. The phone looks like a mashup between the HTC One and the OnePlus 2, which could irk some buyers.Winner: Xiaomi Mi 5advertisementDisplayThe OnePlus 3 comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD AMOLED display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The OnePlus 3 may have retained the screen resolution of its predecessors, but it’s a different display panel altogether. OnePlus calls it Optic AMOLED. The screen of the OnePlus 3 is significantly richer and brighter than the screens of the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2. While the OnePlus X’s AMOLED screen produced notoriously over-saturated colours, the screen of the OnePlus 3 is more neutral in this regard.The Mi 5 has a 5.15-inch FullHD display with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution, which roughly translates to 428 ppi pixel density. The Mi 5 display gives the Galaxies or even the iPhones a run for their money, at half the cost. The screen of the Mi 5 can get really bright and it can go really dim as and when required. It displays well saturated colours, and adaptive brightness works as it should. Viewing angles are also excellent. The Mi 5 particularly excels in outdoor sunny environment where its inbuilt Sunlight Display feature kicks in and offers good screen legibility.Xiaomi’s Mi 5 is brighter than the OnePlus 3 in comparison, but the OnePlus 3 is also not far behind.  In fact, the difference will be hard to notice for most buyers.Winner: TieSoftwareThe OnePlus 3 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS version 3.1.2. OxygenOS sticks dangerously close to stock Android and offers an almost bloat-free experience out-of-the-box. The only extra apps it chips in is a file manager, gallery and a music player. Think of it as a third-party Nexus. And that’s awesome, in a world where Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 on-board the Mi 5 basically strips the phone off key Google highlights like Now on Tap.The MIUI 7 may be super smooth and entail in more customsaition options, but not offering consumers key Android 6 interface elements is a buzzkill.If you are not a “stock Android fanatic”, MIUI 7 offers all the bells and whistles that you’d want from a fully-functional operating system. But, there’s something about the simplicity of OxygenOS that makes it stand out.Winner: OnePlus 3Performance and battery lifeThe OnePlus 3 is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU and whopping 6 gigs of RAM. You get 64GB of internal memory straight off the bat, but expandable storage is not supported.The Xiaomi Mi 5 that is available in India is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU and 3GB RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal memory, which is non-expandable.Paper-specs are enough to suggest that the OnePlus 3 is a powerhouse phone, hands down. The Xiaomi Mi 5 may not be a slugger, but clearly, the OnePlus 3 holds the edge here when it comes to raw performance.advertisementThe Xiaomi Mi 5 also tends to get hot when pushed. The OnePlus 3, not so much.The mono speaker setup on-board the OnePlus 3 is average at best. If you’re looking for good speakers in a smartphone, the OnePlus 3 is definitely not the one for you. Audio output through headphones is fine though. The mono speaker in the Mi 5 is louder in comparison. It gets pleasantly loud with little or no distortion at peak volume.Both the phones support dualSIM and 4G LTE, alongside NFC connectivity option.The OnePlus 3 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, which is smaller than the one inside the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 3 has decent battery life (above-average), if not the best. Moderate to extreme usage saw us charging the phone twice on a working day. There are phones with bigger and better battery life in and around this price point and the Xiaomi Mi 5 is one of them, even though it has the same capacity. But, OnePlus has a surprise packed inside the OnePlus 3. This is the company’s first phone that supports its in-house fast charging technology – or fast charge in general — called Dash Charging. The accompanying Dash Charger is capable of charging the phone to up to 60 per cent in just 30 minutes. And it does. 45 minutes or so is all it takes to fully charge the phone.Moreover, the Dash charger has been built in a way that shifts most of the power management processes from the phone to itself so the phone doesn’t get hot while charging. And it doesn’t. The OnePlus 3 stays surprisingly cool even when charging. This means you can continue to use the phone even while it’s charging.The Xiaomi Mi 5 supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, but Dash charging employed by OnePlus and its heat-management process gives it the added edge.Winner: OnePlus 3CameraThe OnePlus 3 comes with a 16-megapixel camera — Sony IMX 298 sensor — on the rear with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation. The rear snapper is capable of recording time-lapse, 4K video and RAW file format. The Mi 5 also sports a 16-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture, 4-axis optical image stabilisation, phase detection autofocus and dualLED flash. It’s rocking the same Sony IMX298 sensor but has a Sapphire glass lens. Its camera also supports DTI (deep trench isolation) technology, much like the iPhone 6S.The Xiaomi Mi 5 may seem like it is having the upper hand, on paper, but actual use scenarios tell a different story. The rear camera of the OnePlus 3 clicks better photos – with good dynamic range and little or no metering issues – especially in good light and indoor lighting. It can be a hit and miss in low light but overall we feel that it clicks images with considerably lesser noise than the Xiaomi phone in such situations.The 8-magapixel front camera of the OnePlus 3 also clicks selfies with more detail as compared to the Mi 5’s 4-megapixel front-facing camera.advertisementThe OnePlus 3 holds an edge at video recording though. Videos shot with it are optically better stabilised – and still – as opposed to one shot with the OnePlus 3. At the same time, the Mi 5 rear camera is a little faster to focus and has slightly better shutter speed. But if we were to decided solely on the basis of the image quality, the OnePlus 3 certainly offers better results.Winner: OnePlus 3So which on should you buy?Both the OnePlus 3 (at Rs 27,999) and the Xiaomi Mi 5 (at Rs 24,999) are excellent smartphones in their own right. Both of them offer top-tier performance like phones that cost almost a double. But, between the two, the OnePlus 3 boasts considerably better performance (there’s always at least 2GB or close RAM left no matter how many apps you have opened), more storage, better cameras, and fast and heat-efficient charging.The OnePlus 3’s OxygenOS meanwhile keeps things simple, and if that wasn’t enough, OnePlus gives you the option to root it, ROM it, or whatever without voiding the warranty. The Xiaomi Mi 5 may have been the best phone that money could buy at under Rs 30,000 at the time when it was launched, but the  title now rests safely with the OnePlus 3. Also, you no longer need invites to buy the OnePlus 3. So the choice becomes quite obvious. The OnePlus 3 is now the ultimate mid-range flagship smartphone to beat. And it’s going to take something very special to do that.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 5 review: Beauty and brawn at same timelast_img read more

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10 months agoGenoa deal in place for Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro

first_imgGenoa deal in place for Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaroby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa have a deal in place for Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro.Sky Italia says Genoa will take Sturaro on loan from Juventus with €8m option to buy, which becomes compulsory after a certain number of games.Sturaro has been with Sporting CP for the first-half of the season.It is a return to Marassi, where Sturaro already played in several different stints, beginning his career in their academy.The midfielder is leaving Sporting due to board room upheaval. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Doubts greet Macron letter to quell French yellow vest anger

first_imgPARIS — Yellow vest protesters and political rivals say a sweeping “letter to the French” from President Emmanuel Macron doesn’t go far enough to quell national anger at his policies.Macron’s letter explains how he’s addressing the movement’s concerns through a “grand debate” in local meetings around the country starting Tuesday. The debate will focus on taxes, public services, climate change and democracy.Yellow vest representative Jeremy Clement told BFM television Monday that the letter “settles part of the problem” but doesn’t go far enough to address sinking purchasing power.Protester Jerome Rodrigues told CNews television that Macron failed to recognize “the urgency” of concerns of low-income workers and retirees.Others criticized Macron for ruling out a restoration of France’s wealth tax. Opposition lawmakers also criticized the letter.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Football Cincinnati Bengals draft Ohio State center Billy Price 21st overall in

Ohio State senior center Billy Price (54) practices a snap during warmups prior to the start of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against USC on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorA torn pectoral muscle was not enough to prevent former Ohio State center Billy Price, who was selected as the No. 21 overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.After redshirting his freshman season, Price started at guard for the National Championship-winning Buckeyes in 2014, earning second-team freshman All-American honors.After being names to the third-team All Big Ten in 2015, Price was named a team captain in 2016, being named as a first-team All-American and first-team All Big Ten.Following in the footsteps of former Ohio State offensive lineman Pat Elflein, who was selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Price, in his final season, moved from guard to center. He was awarded the 2017 Rimington Trophy, given to the best center in college football. With unanimous first-team All American honors and first-team All Big Ten, Price was also named as the Rimington-Pace Big Ten offensive lineman of the year.Price helped Ohio State become the best rush offense in the Big Ten last season. Averaging 5.8 yards per carry, the Buckeyes recorded 243.2 rushing yards per game with 34 touchdowns on the ground. In pass protection, Price was one of the leaders on the offensive line that allowed an average of 1.6 sacks per game. While participating in the bench press during the NFL Combine, Price tore his pectoral muscle. He underwent surgery for the injury and is not expected to be back until after the draft. read more

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