Steelers, Giants should be classic; Another must game for Pittsburgh

first_imgThe Giants improved to 6-2 as they pulled out a 29-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys which went down to the last second.The Giants have been playing just well enough to win, regardless of the competition, which has put them into a solid lead in the NFC East ahead of the struggling Redskins, Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles.Because Eli Manning has established himself as one of the top 5 quarterbacks in the NFL with one of the most balanced attacks in the league, the defense has been overlooked. But the Giants started winning after a slow start once the defense started clicking. Their biggest strength is their ability to force turnovers, which they have done in the past four games. Against Dallas they picked off three of Tony Romo’s passes to take a substantial halftime lead but allowed the Cowboys back into the game in the second half. Much like the Steelers they don’t put away teams.The Giants are led by Manning, 294 passes, 184 completions, 2301 yards, 62.6 completion rate, for a less than impressive 89.1 QB rating. He has a variety of receivers led by Victor Cruz, 52 catches for 650 yard. Others are: Hakeem Nicks, 26, 380, Martellus Bennett 29 for 334 and Domenik Hixon 25 for 372, and late bloomer Rueben Randle 9 for 154.The Giants also have a very balanced ground game in Ahmad Bradshaw, 590 yards on 126 carries for an impressive 4.5 yards per carry average. And Andre Brown has emerged as a solid backup with 236 yards on 46 carries for a 5.2 average per carry.The Steelers defense completely shut down the Redskins ground game holding Robert Griffin III to his lowest total of the season. He rushed 6 times for just 8 yards. Alfred Morris who came into the game with one of the highest rushing averages in the NFL, was held to 59 yards on just 13 carries.RGIII was also contained through the air where he was 16 of 34 for just 177 yards. He came into the game with a 71 percent completion percentage.The Steelers offense continues to look impressive as they rack up numbers with Ben Roethlisberger staying off the ground. So far this season he has been one of the least sacked QBs in the league after leading it the past few years. He wasn’t sacked at all Sunday.He has completed 179 passes of 268 attempts, for a 66.8 percentage, for 1987 yards. He has distributed the ball very well with Antonio Brown leading the way with 40 catches for 480 yards, followed by Mike Wallace 36 catches for 459 yards, Heath Miller 35 catches for 336 yards and Emmanuel Sanders 22 catches for 282 yards. Miller leads all receivers in touchdowns with 6, Wallace has 4.The ground game has moved from the worst in the NFL to one of the best with the performance of Jonathan Dwyer in the past two games. He has two consecutive 100 plus yard games moving him up to 299 for the season on 58 carries for an impressive 5.2 average, putting him among the league leaders in that category.The Steelers are still chasing the Baltimore Ravens 6-2 who are coming off a bye week. They will face the Cleveland Browns 2-6, who is coming off a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The Browns have played just about everyone tough this season keeping the score low and close, which means they could very easily upset the Ravens which would pull the Steelers to within one game if they are able to defeat the Giants. A loss by the Steelers and a win by the Ravens would drop Pittsburgh three games behind the Ravens.This is another must win for the Steelers. It will also say a lot about if the Steelers are a championship caliber team or not. The Steelers, wearing their 1934 throwback uniforms for the first time, played perhaps their best all around game of the season against RGIII and the Washington Redskins. The 27-12 win pulled their record above .500 but they will have to duplicate that against the NFL champs New York Giants this Sunday in New York. END ZONE CELEBRATION—Steelers tight end Leonard Pope (45) celebrates a touchdown catch in the first quarter on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright) last_img read more

West Ohio Agronomy Day Jan. 9

Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 9th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m. with a marketing update from Sunrise Cooperative at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. the Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the two-hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License (commercial or private) will begin. In addition, Certified Crop Adviser CEUs have been approved and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Credits are available in 2A and 2C.Once again, Purdue’s Dr. Fred Whitford will be there, this time to talk about “Safety is in Your Hands.” Attendees will also participate in a “Corn and Soybean Insect Update” by Dr. Kelley Tilmon, OSU Entomologist; “Finding Value in your Data” by Dr. Elizabeth Hawkins, OSU Agronomy Specialist; and a “Weed Management Update” and “Weed Management 201” by Dr. Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension, Auglaize County. In addition, Dennis Riethman (OSUE Mercer County) will be presenting on “Forages and Livestock,” Amanda Bennett, (OSUE Miami County) will be providing the update on “Fumigation, and Sam Custer (OSUE Darke County) will be offering “Budgeting for your 2017 Corn and Soybean Crops.”The evening portion of the 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at the Days Inn (SR 47 & I-75) in Sidney. This program will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a light supper and a marketing update from Sunrise Cooperative personnel. We will be providing only Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification credits (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the two-hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License. These trainings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and will be conducted by OSU Extension personnel.Sponsors for the 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day (to date) include Personal Crop Insurance (Warsaw, IN), Fertilizer Dealer Supply (Anna), Bambauer Fertilizer and Seed (Jackson Center), New Ag Horizons (Minster), Lena Ag Center (Conover), Farm Credit Mid-America (Versailles), Ohio Soybean Council, B&B Ag Vantages (Conover), Precision Agri Services Planter and Technology Services (Minster), A.G. Boogher & Son, Inc. (Wapakoneta), Kroeger Sales and Service (Delphos), Precision Agri-Services, Inc. (Minster), Otte Ag, LLC (Maria Stein), and Shelby County Farm Bureau. Thank You for your support.Farmers who want to recertify their private pesticide applicator’s license can visit http://pested.osu.edu to register online with a credit card or to download the form to pay by check. These forms can also be picked up at OSU Extension offices.Others who want to attend can register by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at 937.498.7239 or by emailing Debbie Brown at [email protected] by December 30th. Be sure to indicate which program you wish to attend and whether you’re coming for Pesticide Applicator Recertification ($35) or just for the Fun, Food, Fellowship, and Lots of Information!! ($10). read more

10 months agoBrighton boss Hughton finds positives from Chelsea defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Hughton finds positives from Chelsea defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton drew positives from defeat at home to Chelsea.Solly March pulled a goal back for the Seagulls after first-half strikes from Pedro and Eden Hazard, and Hughton decided to focus on his team’s second-half reaction, as they created chances to equalise against the Blues.He said, “We have to take the positives from how we finished the game. We were up against a very good side — whether it was at home or away, they’ve spent big money and brought in exceptional players.“They’re a team that will be pushing at the top end of the division, so we have to understand that and respect that.“But I thought we were in the game for large periods, and that’s what you want. I can’t fault the effort our players put in, particularly in the second half.“We said ‘if you can get that first goal back, anything can happen’. If one of those scrambles in the last few minutes goes in, then it’s a different outcome.” last_img read more

10 months agoSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio missed Barcelona move over medical concerns

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio missed Barcelona move over medical concernsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio underwent a Barcelona medical – though missed out on a move this week.Globoesporte says Caio underwent a medical with a Barcelona club doctor who was sent to Brazil, following concerns which previously saw Atletico Madrid and Valencia having pulled out of deals for the 25-year-old.The physical condition of the defender eventually led Barcelona to instead opt for Jeison Murillo, who joined the club on loan from Valencia on Thursday.The deal for Caio would have been a free loan move with an obligatory purchase option worth €15m. last_img read more

Former Shark Tank contestant hit with drug charge

first_imgFREEHOLD, N.J. – A former contestant on ABC’s “Shark Tank” is facing charges that he belonged to a New Jersey cocaine-distribution ring.John DePaola was among nine defendants arrested Sunday. The Monmouth County prosecutor said Monday that the group distributed cocaine in the Freehold area.DePaola is charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine. His lawyer, Herbert Ellis, calls the charge “baffling” and “without merit.” He says that DePaola is not a “druggie” or a drug dealer.The 53-year-old Jackson resident appeared on a 2014 episode of “Shark Tank.” His company, which sells paint brush covers, attracted a $200,000 investment from “Shark Tank” personality Lori Greiner.DePaola and his business partners said in a follow-up segment that their product landed in 14,000 stores nationwide, with $1.5 million in sales.last_img read more

Serena Williams Accomplishments Help Her Secure 17 Seed at

Serena Williams holds the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the championship match of the 2014 U.S.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)Serena Williams got a bit of a boost in the seedings for the U.S. Open by being placed at No. 17, nine spots above her current ranking.The U.S. Tennis Association’s decision, announced Tuesday along with all the other seeds for the main draws of women’s and men’s singles, means Williams avoids a possible matchup against one of the top eight players in the third round.It also sets up a possible matchup at that stage against her older sister, Venus, who is No. 16, her ranking this week.Indeed, all of the other seeds — 32 women, 32 men — were positioned based on the WTA and ATP rankings, as usual.This will be the third Grand Slam tournament of Williams’ return to competition since her daughter was born during the 2017 U.S. Open last September. Williams dealt with health complications from childbirth, including dangerous blood clots.The USTA already had said in June that it would institute a policy that would take into account if a pregnancy affected a player’s ranking. The issue arose when Williams — a 23-time major champion and former No. 1 — was not seeded when she returned to action at the French Open in May, her first Grand Slam tournament in nearly 1½ years. She was, however, seeded at Wimbledon, put at No. 25 while ranked 183rd.Williams wound up as the runner-up at the All England Club, losing to Angelique Kerber there last month. The run to the final allowed Williams to rise to No. 28. In her next match, Williams had the most lopsided loss of her career, beaten 6-1, 6-0 by Johanna Konta in San Jose, California.USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said the placement of Williams was determined by “balancing a variety of factors, including her return to competition following the birth of her daughter, her recent hard court performance this summer, and recognition of her achievements at the U.S. Open.”He added that the USTA thought the decision “recognizes Serena, and is fair to the remaining seeded players.”Williams, who turns 37 next month, has won the U.S. Open six times, most recently in 2014. She is one Grand Slam title away from equaling Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24; Williams already owns the mark for most major singles trophies in the half-century professional era.The draw for the U.S. Open is Thursday in New York.Main-draw play begins in Flushing Meadows on Monday. read more

Football Tate Martell leaves confidence and dreams at Ohio State with transfer

Urban Meyer speaks to former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell (18) in the fourth quarter of the game against Michigan State on Nov. 10. Ohio State won 26-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo Editor“Why would I leave for someone who hasn’t put in a single second into this program?” These were the words Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell said on Dec. 30 when news surfaced that Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields was thinking of transferring to the Buckeyes.Now, not even a month later, Martell has left.On Wednesday, Martell announced he will be transferring from Ohio State to play for the University of Miami.The announcement came as only Martell could do it: out of the blue and in dramatic fashion, with a photoshopped Twitter picture of him and his two former high school teammates in Hurricanes uniforms, 14 minutes past midnight.“To just run away from somebody who hasn’t put a single second into workouts anything like that and doesn’t know what the program is all about, there’s not a chance.”In 17 days, Martell went from extreme confidence in his position to someone ready to jump ship.On Jan. 10, he put his name in the transfer portal, allowing other teams to contact him about joining their programs.The next day, Martell took “The Ohio State University” out of his Twitter bio, leaving “Quarterback at…” in its place.As he has done since high school, when he decommitted from two schools before choosing the Buckeyes, Martell made much ado about his future, posting Instagram stories in his stops at West Virginia and Miami, retweeting an old Rutgers highlight video and liking team-specific tweets before ultimately selecting the Hurricanes.“I just don’t want [Fields] to make a bad decision, because he’s trying to go somewhere he’s about to play, when you transfer, you’re going to play, and by all means, I’ll be cool … It’s gonna be a lot more difficult than it seems like just walking in, and there’s the job.”The man responsible for Martell’s departure is Fields, who announced his transfer to Ohio State on Jan. 4.Martell entered his name into the transfer portal six days later, and left six days after that.Fields was a five-star dual-threat quarterback prospect out of high school, and one of the highest rated in history. The former Georgia quarterback is still waiting to see if he will be allowed to play in 2019, and, if he gains eligibility, he would take the reins as the runaway favorite to win the starting job.Martell is not waiting. He is gone.“I will [be the starting quarterback]. I am 100 percent sure on that.” Something between Dec. 30 and Jan. 10 clearly changed in Martell’s outlook on his future.Maybe it was during the men’s basketball game between the Buckeyes and Michigan State on Jan. 5, where Fields sat by Haskins and former head coach Urban Meyer.During that game, Martell posted an Instagram story sitting somewhere in the upper deck. Haskins, Fields and Meyer sat courtside.Martell deleted that story before the game ended. Fields took to Instagram to follow not his then-teammate, but instead Martell’s sister, Rylee, the same day.In 2018, Martell was confident he had done enough to prove himself as the guy who can “go out there and put on a show” if redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins officially decided to leave the program.Fields joined the team on Jan. 4, but Martell was ready to fight for the position he thought was rightfully his.Haskins left, as expected, on Jan. 7. But three days later, Martell got ready to do the same.“I wanted to win a game for you, that’s all I wanted to do.”Meyer and Martell have always had a strong relationship, with the former head coach calling him an “elite competitor” throughout the season, constantly looking for ways to get him into the game.Martell, a four-star prospect out of Las Vegas who went undefeated in his high-school career, switched from Washington to Texas A&M to Ohio State, thanks to Meyer and former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.Now, with Meyer’s retirement from head coaching, there was no longer going to be anybody left on the sidelines who made Martell join the Buckeyes in the first place.Martell said following the Rose Bowl win he was very emotional when he found out Meyer was leaving, saying he was “the only guy that was really on the offensive side that was still here” from when he was recruited.With Day at the helm, who arrived after Martell had committed, maybe the offense was moving in a direction that left Martell out of the big picture, recruiting pro-style quarterback Matthew Baldwin in 2018.“I feel like it’s my turn to go out there and do my thing. I feel like I’ve earned that. I’ve worked extremely hard to get to the point where I am and each year, I keep climbing and getting better. At this point, I know I am very comfortable with where I am at and what I can go out and do.”At that time, it was clear Martell was confident in his abilities to take over a playbook he thought was far too difficult for someone to learn in a single offseason.Martell said it would have been “an absolute s**t show” if he started as soon as he came to Ohio State due to the complexities of Ohio State’s playbook.But between his boastings about his talents and his entry in the transfer portal 11 days later, what Martell said on Dec. 30 can explain his reason for leaving.It is Martell’s turn, and that turn was not a likely option if he chose to stay another year at Ohio State.Fields and Martell could have duked it out in the spring game and over the summer, but Martell didn’t want to take the chances of losing the job.Just like in 2018, when Haskins all but sealed the race and Joe Burrow transferred to LSU.Martell knows his time is now, like Burrow knew when he left for the Tigers. Martell’s time to prove his potential is at Miami.But with his departure, he leaves a dream.A dream of strong promises of what he would have done in 2019 when he got his chance.Martell leaves with unfinished goals and unfulfilled aspirations not just from his comments on Dec. 30, but from his childhood.“I want to play for Ohio State. It’s been my dream since I was born to play for Ohio State. I am not just going to walk away from something that I have put so much time into and there is not a chance that I won’t go out there and compete for that.” read more

Liverpool ready to sell Sturridge for £15m

first_imgLiverpool are ready to offload Daniel Sturridge this summer and are willing to accept bids in the region of £15m, reports the Daily TelegraphThe former England international has been told that he has no future at Anfield and will have to leave in order to gain the regular playing time that he needs.Sturridge had previously spent the latter part of last season on loan at the relegated West Brom, but he failed to make an impact and could not find the back of the net with just six appearances and two starts.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…The 28-year-old has attracted the interest of the likes of Sevilla and Fenerbahce, but it remains to be seen whether they would be willing to fork out £15m for the out-of-form striker.And Liverpool have no interest in taking a cut-price deal for Sturridge and feel under no pressure to sell him immediately, despite the fact that he has fallen completely out of favour with Jurgen Klopp.last_img read more

De Jong on PSG move I havent made a decision yet

first_imgAjax midfielder Frenkie De Jong claims to not have come to any decision over his future yet, amid strong interest from some of the biggest clubs in EuropeThe 21-year-old continues to impress this season in Amsterdam with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City all interested in his services.Recent reports have suggested that PSG are now the front-runners for De Jong with fellow young star Kylian Mbappe endorsing the move.But De Jong insists no decision over his future has been made.“No, I definitely haven’t made a decision yet,” De Jong told Voetbalzone, when asked whether an agreement with PSG has been reached.The Netherlands international played in Ajax’s spectacular 3-3 draw with Bayern Munich in their final Group E match of the Champions League.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…A Dusan Tadic double had given Ajax a 2-1 lead before Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman restored Bayern’s advantage.However, Nicolas Tagliafico’s 95th-minute equaliser ensured Ajax would get a point with both teams being reduced to 10-men.“In the first half we were not good enough,” added De Jong.“We were a bit ill at ease because of the difference in formation. In the second half, we had a different game plan, we played much better. Until the equaliser, we reached a very high level.“We felt we could have won, but then there was the red card. They attacked more because they had an extra man. Then they had a red card, and the game was open again.“It was crazy until the final whistle.”last_img read more

Point Loma Christmas lights on Garrison Street

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPOINT LOMA (KUSI)- A popular San Diego location to visit this holiday season is Garrison Street in Point Loma. Every year many people go to the neighborhood to see the spectacular Christmas lights.Throughout the month of December, people turn on their lights at dusk and turn them off at 10 p.m. Many families went out tonight to look at the amazing Christmas displays. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: December 14, 2018 Point Loma Christmas lights on Garrison Street December 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more