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Donald Sterling says no deal; suit is on

first_imgIn this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles. Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday, June 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday.“We have been instructed to prosecute the lawsuit,” said attorney Maxwell Blecher. He said co-owner Donald Sterling would not be signing off on the deal to sell.Donald Sterling issued a one-page statement dated Monday titled “The Team is not for Sale” and said that “from the onset, I did not want to sell the Los Angeles Clippers.”The $2 billion sale was negotiated by his wife Shelly Sterling after Donald Sterling’s racist remarks to a girlfriend were publicized and the NBA moved to oust him as owner.The lawsuit alleges the league violated his constitutional rights by relying on information from an “illegal” recording that publicized racist remarks he made to a girlfriend. It also said the league committed a breach of contract by fining Sterling $2.5 million and that it violated antitrust laws by trying to force a sale.“I have decided that I must fight to protect my rights,” Donald Sterling said. “While my position may not be popular, I believe that my rights to privacy and the preservation of my rights to due process should not be trampled. I love the team and have dedicated 33 years of my life to the organization. I intend to fight to keep the team.”Donald Sterling had agreed to ink the deal and drop the suit last week assuming “all their differences had been resolved,” his attorneys said. But individuals close to the negotiations who weren’t authorized to speak publicly said he decided to not sign the papers after learning the NBA won’t revoke its lifetime ban and fine.“There was never a discussion involving the NBA in which we would modify Mr. Sterling’s penalty in any way whatsoever. Any suggestion otherwise is complete fabrication,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said.Shelly Sterling and her attorney Pierce O’Donnell declined to comment through representatives.Shelly Sterling utilized her authority as sole trustee of The Sterling Family Trust, which owns the Clippers, to take bids for the team and ultimately negotiate a deal with Ballmer. The deal would be record-breaking if approved by the NBA’s owners.An individual familiar with the negotiations who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly said Monday that there were two options for Donald Sterling — to either sign or go to court. But even if he wins in court, he’s ultimately winning a judgment against himself because his wife Shelly Sterling has agreed to indemnify the NBA against all lawsuits, including by her husband, the individual said.Donald Sterling’s comments to V. Stiviano included telling her to not bring black people to Clippers games, specifically mentioning Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. They resulted in a storm of outrage from the public and players and even prompted President Barack Obama to comment on what he called Sterling’s “incredibly offensive racist statements.”Donald Sterling said in his statement that he was “extremely sorry for the hurtful statements” he made privately but said them out of anger and jealousy and didn’t intend for them to be public.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver ultimately decided to ban Donald Sterling for life, fine him millions, and began efforts to force Sterling to sell the team. Those efforts ended with Shelly Sterling’s deal with Ballmer.If this deal ultimately goes through, its terms allow Shelly Sterling to remain close to the organization by allowing for up to 10 percent of the team — or $200 million — to be spun off into a charitable foundation that she would essentially run.Shelly Sterling and Ballmer would be co-chairs of the foundation, which would target underprivileged families, battered women, minorities and inner city youths.Under the deal Shelly Sterling would also get the title of “owner emeritus” and be entitled to continuing perks such as floor seats, additional seats at games and parking.One of the individuals said the deal also includes conditions that allow Ballmer to buy back the 10 percent portion of the team for a pre-designated price upon Shelly Sterling’s death.___AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney in Miami contributed to this report.___Follow Tami Abdollah on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/latamslast_img read more

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Ravi Shastri says IPL could be final port of call for MS Dhoni

first_imgImage Courtesy: IPL/TOIAdvertisement 73apyNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecnp63o( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) x4n43Would you ever consider trying this?😱byapCan your students do this? 🌚5kl9Roller skating! Powered by Firework A lot has been happening in the Indian cricketing scene in recent times. A brilliant ODI series comeback against Australia, a blistering T20 series start against New Zealand, the discovery of KL Rahul’s wicket keeping talent, and the list goes on. However, the one topic that is taxing the minds of the supporters is the ongoing indefinite hiatus of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. One speculation after another, now there is a new opinion from the head coach Ravi Shastri himself, who believes this year’s IPL season will have the answer.Advertisement Image Courtesy: IPL/TOIWhile Mahendra Singh Dhoni was excluded from the BCCI’s contract list this year, Ravi Shastri has always been open about his opinion on the former skipper’s future on the 22 yards, pointing at the 2020 Indian Premier League season as the ultimatum.In a recent interview with Sportstar, Shastri was questioned on the matter, and the coach has possibly hinted at Dhoni’s future in cricket.Advertisement “Exactly what I wanted to ask you. There is IPL coming. Uske baad tum dekho (Then you’ll see.) Everyone will know. He will know, selectors will know, the captain will know seeing him, and more important than anything else he will know. What I’m trying to tell the people is he is the last person to impose himself on anything. You know him. I know him.”Dhoni has been out of international duty since the 2019 Cricket World Cup, and amongst the rumours of an oncoming announcement of retirement from all formats, the owners of Chennai Super Kings recently gave green signal on their captain’s future with the IPL franchise.Advertisement Shastri continued: “For years, you know that he’s been dead honest when it comes to things of that sort, like when he gave up Test cricket. There was no thing of 100 Tests because he is not the guy who will impose on himself. I don’t know if he started practising as yet or not, but I’m sure if he’s keen on the IPL, everything will come out now and he will be ready. For all you know, he may start the IPL, if he doesn’t feel good he’ll say ‘Thank you very much.’”Also read-Owner of CSK reveals MS Dhoni’s future with the team!Ravi Shastri hints strong IPL showing only way back for MS Dhoni; suggests ODI career could be over Advertisementlast_img read more

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Climate change and camels

first_img(Image: Wikimedia)Camel farming could be an option for some 20-million to 35-million people living on semi-arid land in Africa, who will soon be unable to grow crops because of climate change, says the co-author of a new study.By 2050, hotter conditions and less rainfall in an area covering some 500 000 to 1-million square kilometres of marginal farmland – about the size of Egypt – would make it harder for people grow crops, said Philip Thornton a co-author of the report. Thornton is a scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.The study, Croppers to Livestock Keepers: Livelihood Transitions to 2050 in Africa due to Climate Change, was published in a special edition of the journal Environmental Science and Policy, to coincide with the UN climate change meeting in Bonn, Germany, this week. The meeting is the second in the run-up to the December conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, to consider a global accord to cut greenhouse gas emissions.Thornton and his co-author Peter Jones suggest that rethinking and planning now for the agricultural systems that will be necessary in a few decades – such as boosting production of  goats, donkeys, camels and some types of cattle, the hardier types of livestock – could ensure an alternate source of income.Thornton said the affected communities could take the lead from pastoralist communities, who have been adapting to climate variability for generations. About 10% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa – around 72-million people – live in rangeland systems.The Samburu tribe in northern Kenya, traditionally cattle farmers, began keeping camels in the last two or three decades because droughts had diminished grazing, leading to diseases in the herds and cattle raiding by others. They were inspired by neighbouring tribes, who kept camels and had fared better.“Any increase in livestock must be managed sustainably, but our research shows there are many areas in Africa where, over the next few decades, climate vulnerability, coupled with market demand for animal products, will prompt many farming communities to add more livestock to their agriculture systems and we should prepare now for this inevitability,” said Carlos Seré, director-general of ILRI.Africa has the largest population of camels in the world, with more of the animals than the Middle East and Asia.The authors focused on the arid and semi-arid regions of West, East and Southern Africa, where poor rainfall routinely causes crops to fail in one out of every six or even fewer growing seasons.Various climate projections have indicated that the length of the reliable growing season on the affected land would drop below 90 days, making it impossible to cultivate maize, Africa’s staple food. In some places even drought-tolerant crops such as millet would be difficult to grow.Livestock-farming as a solution is not a new idea. Thornton said the goal of their research was ultimately to use climate-change projections to pinpoint specific areas in Africa where it would be appropriate to promote livestock ownership on small farms and help farmers deal with the risks inherent in such operations.However, he said, “There is currently a mismatch between the kind of localised climate change impact information that is urgently needed, and what can objectively be supplied.”For example, while there was consensus that temperatures would rise significantly, climate models did not always agree as to how the pattern and amount of rainfall in some parts of Africa would change.Thornton said more detailed research was necessary to help implement programmes to help people living in these areas.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]: Irin NewsUseful linksDownload the report (PDF, 719 KB)International Livestock Research Institutelast_img read more

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Feeding bodies and brains

first_imgThe bright pink Amalunchbox kitchensare, for many children, the only sourceof a daily nourishing hot meal. Amalunchbox works with the nationalDepartment of Basic Education toensure that pupils don’t go hungry.(Images: Game)MEDIA CONTACTS • Iris NaidooGame corporate social investment+27 31 302 9070 or +27 82 373 2299• Nao RakwenaDepartment of Basic Education+27 12 357 3000RELATED ARTICLES• SA women farmers root out hunger• Poor schools score textbooks• Chefs gather to help the hungry• Home grown nutrition research• Better water supply for SA schoolsEmily van RijswijckAn innovative project is converting the humble shipping container into a fully-fledged mobile kitchen which helps to give thousands of South African primary school pupils a hot, healthy meal every day.The initiative, conceived by discount retailer Game Stores, is known as Amalunchbox.It’s a corporate social investment programme started by the company in 2008, and has thus far provided 88 container kitchens around South Africa at a total cost of R5.7-million (US$744 000).“The kitchens allow the schools to give pupils at least one nutritious, hygienically prepared hot meal per day,” says Iris Naidoo, Game’s corporate social investment specialist.The company works closely with the Department of Basic Education on the project, complementing the department’s National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP).Making it easier to provide kids with mealsFive schools in Empangeni and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal are the latest recipients of the bright pink kitchens, equipped at a cost of R65 000 ($8 500) each. They are Samangu Primary, Mvuzane Primary, Mxosheni Primary, Mabodla Primary and Nqqamzana Primary.Each kitchen comes with a four-plate gas burner, a double-bowl sink, stainless steel counters, shelving, four 100l cooking pots, serving spoons and enough bright pink tumblers, plates and spoons for every child.Nqqamzana Primary School principal Thelma Matlena says many of the 670 pupils enrolled in her school come from child-headed households and depend on receiving their nutrition entirely from the meal they get at school. The kitchen has not come a moment too soon, she says. Prior to this, food was cooked under a tree, which was quite a challenge.“When it was raining it became very difficult to cook for our kids. We had to use a veranda floor or classrooms to cook. When it was windy, we also experienced many problems. Fires could become unmanageable. Food was often half cooked. Firewood was also a problem and we had to go to the forest to collect it each morning.”Recently another 12 schools in Johannesburg have received kitchens, which will be formally launched by the Gauteng Department of Education, bringing the total number of Amalunchbox kitchens to 100.Game CEO Jan Potgieter says the investment is not just about putting food on plates. Because many schools lack basic resources, providing prepared meals can be a real challenge and the Amalunchbox kitchens play an important role in providing the necessary tools for and ideal circumstances in which to prepare food.“Over the past two years, the Department of Education has focused not only on providing meals to more children but also on improving the quality of meals provided and has offered guidance on meal preparation, food safety and hygiene,” he says. “We are playing our part by providing kitchens.”Giving back to the communityWhile the district offices within the local Department of Education nominates schools that qualify for an Amalunchbox kitchen – the schools must be within a 100 km radius of a Game store – the actual location is determined by the Provincial Department of School Nutrition, says Naidoo.“With the kitchens we want to show to the customers who support their local Game store that the company, in turn, is giving back to the community in a visible way,” she says.When the programme was introduced, says Naidoo, holding company Mass Discounters indicated a social investment focus on education. Because it’s well known that teaching s hungry child is difficult, a feeding scheme seemed an appropriate response, but the company soon realised that many schools lacked the appropriate infrastructure to prepare hygienic meals at the school premises. And so the customised container kitchen was born.“We had to consider all kinds of practical implications, such as the heavy pots, and making wooden spoons which are big enough to stir with. It took about two years to perfect the design,” says Naidoo.One square meal a dayA national nutrition programme was started in 1994 at selected schools throughout the country at the instigation of then-president Nelson Mandela.The idea was to provide well-balanced meals to the poorest primary schools, with the aim of improving school performance and learning in general. The name of the programme was later changed to the National School Nutrition Programme after an assessment revealed that there were equally great nutritional needs at secondary school level.Now in its 18th year, the NSNP at first provided only cold meals, but later realised the importance to children of providing a hot meal.Basic nutrition is the constitutional right of every child in South Africa, yet for many the NSNP provides the only meal of the day.In 2008 Statistics South Africa found that 140 000 children in Gauteng and more than 3.3-million children in the country went hungry “often” or “always”. According to teachers interviewed, food supplied to pupils via the school schemes are the only guaranteed meals for more than 70% of pupils at the most disadvantaged schools.Secondary schools includedIn 2009/10 the programme was extended to include the most disadvantaged secondary schools in the quintile 1 and 2 groups, a move welcomed by teachers and parents alike. South Africa uses the quintile system of ranking and funding of schools, which takes into account the socio-economic circumstances of pupils.The lower quintile schools receive more funding from government.According to the NSNP’s annual report the programme reached more than seven-million pupils in more than 20 000 schools in 2009. There was also a general improvement in the quality of meals provided, with all provinces now including vegetables and fruit in the meal.In addition, in 2009 the programme provided employment for almost 38 000 individuals, who prepared and served the food.Other companies involved in the NSNP are Huletts Sugar, CTP Printers, communications company Shop Talk, design consultancy the HKLM Group and Mykel Nicolaus Photography, which sponsored the development, printing and delivery of a NSNP recipe book entitled Mnandi 4 Sure.The recipe book may be downloaded (PDF, 6.8MB).last_img read more

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Entries open for 2017 South African Premier Business Awards

first_imgThe Awards, presented by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa, aim to recognise and reward the contribution of the country’s companies towards growing and transforming the South African economy.Qualifying companies are urged to enter for one or more categories. All submissions will be subject to adjudication by an expert panel of judges who are currently being appointed and whose names will be announced soon.Business entities are invited to submit entries for the 5th annual South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA) by 13 October 2017.  The popular Awards, which are presented by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa have grown in stature since their inception in 2013, with the aim of recognising and rewarding the contribution of the country’s companies in growing and transforming the South African economy.If the high volume of enquiries that the organisers of the Awards have been inundated with is anything to go by, this year’s Awards are expected to grow in both quantity and quality.  This will be evident when the crème de la crème of SA business is paraded during the prestigious awards ceremony which will take place in Johannesburg on 7 December 2017.The SAPBA recognise and honour the spirit of success and innovation, acknowledge enterprises which create jobs and demonstrate good business ethics and their prestigious seal of approval can be used by all winners on their labelling, packaging, marketing and other collateral, is a sign of success, quality, innovation and a commitment to job creation and economic development in the country which the Awards recognise and honour.The categories for which companies can enter are Manufacturers Award, Exporter Award, Enterprise Development Support Award, Women-Owned Business Award, Investor of the Year Award, Proudly South African Enterprise Award, Play your Part Award, SMME Award, Young Entrepreneur Award and the Black Industrialist Award.In addition, a Lifetime Achiever Award will be presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to the South African economy through business activities over a period of 20 years or more. Last year, Executive Director of Wiphold and CEO of Wipcapital, Ms Gloria Serobe was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.The SAPBA prestigious seal of approval, which can be used by all winners on their labelling, packaging, marketing and other collateral, is a sign of quality, innovation and a commitment to job creation and economic development in the country.Qualifying companies are urged to enter for one or more categories. All submissions will be subject to adjudication by an expert panel of judges who are currently being appointed and whose names will be announced soon.According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, the awards will highlight the importance of how business excellence is making positive strides to the contribution of South Africa’s global competitiveness and affirmation that we are a country open for business.More information on the South African Premier Business Awards, rules and entry forms, can be obtained from www.sapremierbusinessawards.co.za or call 0861 843 384. Hard copy entries can be sent or hand delivered to the offices of Proudly South African, 23 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.last_img read more

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WATCH: MMA fighter gets slapped by mom after losing fight

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Jesus, that was a brutal beatdown at FNG. Grigoriy Kichigin got his ass kicked, and then his mom slapped the shit out of him afterwards. pic.twitter.com/TJgWyGKDx8— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017Loved ones are expected to console athletes in times of bitter and demoralizing defeats, but apparently, one mixed martial artist’s mother did not get the cue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingRussian Featherweight Viktor Kichigin suffered a second-round technical knockout loss against Ruslan Yamanbaev at the Fight Nights Global 67 event in Saint Petersburg over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast JRU recovers from loss, turns back Perpetual With his face all bloodied up and his ego bruised, his mother—and purportedly one of his trainers—entered the cage and attended to his corner. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ But instead of a warm hug or some consoling words, Kichigin received a tongue-lashing and a good old hard slap for good measure.Still in shock over his defeat, the professional fighter just took the additional and totally unnecessary strike in stride.Her mom, however, lightly brushed his son’s bruises after the surprising smack.According to Bleacher Report, the “stage mom” was also vocal through out the entire fight and even yelled out instructions during the bout. Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORIES:ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds WATCH: Soccer player greets his wife, ‘girlfriend’ during post-game interviewWATCH: Loud ‘lovemaking’ sounds interrupt tennis match Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athleteslast_img read more

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Big 12 Week 3 Recap: Texas Loses Heartbreaker

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The third week of Big 12 play saw some teams take a break, some teams go to overtime and some teams win big. Time to look closer at which teams will be heading into conference play undefeated.OU-TulsaThe Sooners led Tulsa 31-10 heading into halftime, and looked poised to carry that momentum into halftime. However, Tulsa pulled off an amazing turn of events to make the game very different.With a mere 13 seconds left on the clock before the half, quarterback Dane Evans completed a 28-yard touchdown pass to Keevan Lucas, pulling Tulsa closer and making the score 31-17.AdChoices广告However, there was still enough time left for Tulsa to pull off another amazing feat. The Golden Hurricane squibbed the kickoff, which proceeded to bounce off an OU player and fall into Tulsa’s possession. With one second left, Evans threw a Hail Mary pass to Keyarris Garrett, who came down with the catch to complete the 43-yard touchdown.Huge play by Evans & Garrett #SCTop10 #ReignCane pic.twitter.com/MEhkZxr8yX— TulsaHurricane (@TulsaHurricane) September 19, 2015Suddenly, Tulsa was only down seven points going into halftime and had a chance to make it a game in the third. However, the Sooners went on to pull away with the help of a huge day from quarterback Baker Mayfield.Mayfield set a new school record for total yards with 572 total. He also threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more. The game featured a total of 1,376 yards of offense, so there was no shortage of ball movement.Final ScoreOU: 52Tulsa: 38Next OU game: WVU in Norman in two weeksKansas State-Louisiana TechKansas State faced off against Louisiana Tech in Manhattan on Saturday, and even though they topped their opponent 39-33, it took three overtime periods to do so.Once again, defense and special teams were the saving graces for this K-State team. Their offense didn’t shine, but quarterback Joe Hubener still completed 15 of 26 passes for 195 yard and three touchdowns.K-State’s offense didn’t intimidate throughout the majority of the game, as they only averaged 4.7 yards per play and managed to scrap up 292 yards during the regulation period. However, their play changed during the fourth quarter and OT as they finally pulled away from the Bulldogs.The crucial play of the game was a 31-yard touchdown reception from Hubener to Kody Cook during the first possession of the third overtime. That pushed the score to 39-33 and allowed K-State to enter Big 12 play without a loss.Final ScoreKansas State: 39Louisiana Tech: 33Next KSU game: At OSU in two weeksTexas Tech-ArkansasThe Texas Tech Red Raiders traveled to Fayetteville and went toe to toe with the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday. The game was a fantastic Big 12 vs. SEC matchup, and luckily for the Big 12, the Red Raiders pulled out on top.Quarterback Patrick Mahomes totaled three touchdowns as Tech defeated Arkansas, 35-24. He also rushed 10 times for 58 yards.The Razorbacks had their third straight game of totaling more than 400 yards of total offense, but Tech still surpassed them by reaching 486 yards. Arkansas’ junior running back Alex Collins rushed for a monster 170 yards and a touchdown, but Mahomes and the Red Raiders didn’t back down. And Kliff Kingsbury liked it.Final ScoreTexas Tech: 35Arkansas: 24Next Tech game: Saturday in Lubbock against TCUTexas-CalThe Texas Longhorns had every opportunity to win the game and carry that momentum into conference play. However, they have senior kicker Nick Rose to thank for their loss.The Golden Bears left Austin with a slim one-point victory over the Longhorns after Rose missed an extra point that would have tied it with under a minute left. Quarterback Jerrod Heard started again for Texas, and almost lead his team to a victory. He completed 20 of 31 passes for 364 yards and one interception, along with 24 carries for 163 yards and three scores. He set a new school record for total yards by a freshman.Head coach Charlie Strong said he was stunned by the loss, as was the Texas sideline as they watched the kick miss.Final ScoreCal: 45Texas: 44Next Texas game: Oklahoma State in AustinTCU-SMUTo the surprise of nobody, quarterback Trevone Boykin did everything for his team as he threw for 454 yards and tallied six touchdowns.The No. 3 ranked Horned Frogs didn’t see the strongest showing from their defense, but will have little to be concerned about if Boykin and their offense continue to rack up big numbers.The defense gave up 508 yards of offense to SMU, and even allowed the Mustangs to score 20 consecutive points and give TCU a slight scare by edging close by a score of 42-37. However, a 42-yard pass from Boykin to Josh Doctson in the fourth ended the comeback attempt.Final scoreTCU: 56SMU: 37Next TCU game: At Tech on SaturdayIowa State-ToledoThe third week of play featured another long OT game, as the Iowa State Cyclones fell to the Toledo Rockets after two overtime periods, 30-23.The Cyclones were only down 13-10 heading into the third quarter, but the Rockets proceeded to string together a 67-yard touchdown drive that gave me a 10-point cushion. But Iowa State refused to go away, as they tacked on another score and a long 47-yard field goal to send the game to OT.The Rockets’ Damion Jones-Moore busted out a 10-yard run to give his team a 30-23 lead in the second overtime, and then Toledo’s defense went on to hold the Cyclones offense and steal the victory.Final ScoreToledo: 30Iowa State: 23Next ISU game: Home against Kansas in two weekslast_img read more

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6 days agoWolves boss Nuno: Euro lessons still being learned

first_imgWolves boss Nuno: Euro lessons still being learnedby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has denied they’re finally now handling their Europa League commitments.After a slow start to the season, Wolves picked up their third straight Premier League win just before the international break when they stunned Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad.”We don’t have show anything to anybody,” he said ahead of Saturday’s visit of Southampton.”We work for ourselves, for our fans and for the club. We don’t have nothing to prove to nobody.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Ottawa to step up monitoring of threatened species habitat on provincial land

first_imgHer officials also found some caribou populations are facing an imminent threat of disappearing, which is the last step before the federal cabinet can step in and order conservation.McKenna has promised a report on provincial protections for 150 other species where critical habitat has been identified.That report is due in June 2019.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) OTTAWA, O.N. – Environmentalists are declaring victory over the federal government agreeing to increase oversight of habitat for threatened species on provincial land.The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says it is withdrawing legal action against Ottawa after federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna made the promise.Last week, McKenna released a report suggesting the provinces weren’t doing enough to protect caribou habitat.last_img read more

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Neymar I didnt want the Brazil No 10 jersey

first_imgNeymar revealed that he initially didn’t want anything to do with the No. 10 jersey that he now wears for both Brazil and Paris Saint-GermainBrazilian greats Pele, Zico, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho have all donned the iconic shirt over the years for the national team with Neymar the latest to inherit it.The No.10 jersey normally goes to the player with the most creative influence within the team, which makes Neymar the natural choice given his attacking flair.And the 26-year-old appears to have embraced it with manager Tite recently naming him the new Brazil captain.But Neymar revealed that there had been a period where he avoided wearing the shirt, which began in his early days back at Brazilian side Santos, where he hoped to emulate idol Robinho.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Robinho was always my biggest idol and therefore at Santos I wanted to play with the number seven and started using it,” Neymar told UOL Esporte.“Then Robinho came back and I had to respect him, so I took 11, which was the second option I liked the most.”He added: “Before the Confederations Cup, [Luiz Felipe] Scolari was distributing the numbers and I told him that I liked seven and 11.“Dani Alves, however, looked at me and said: ‘You are the 10, put it on. You have to use it’.”After wearing the No.11 jersey for four years at Barcelona, Neymar is also the 10 at PSG following his world record €222m last year.last_img read more

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