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Wayne Rooney far from spent force, claims David Beckham

first_img Press Association Although they did not play together at Manchester United, Beckham and Rooney have been close friends for many years due to their involvement with England. Beckham was captain when Rooney made his international debut 12 years ago and the pair went on to play at two major tournaments together. “He got to a certain age and then he dropped into midfield a lot more and played that central role. I think Wayne will do the same. “He’s an out-and-out goalscorer, but I think at the end of the day with Wayne, he’s proved he can step into the midfield and play. “If you’re comfortable on the ball, as players such as Wayne and Giggsy are you can do that.” :: The UNICEF game featuring, which pits a Great Britain & Ireland XI v a Rest of the World XI is on 14 November, 3pm, at Old Trafford. Tickets available from manutd.com Rooney became England’s record goalscorer last month, but his form at United has not been great this season. The 29-year-old has found the net just once in the Barclays Premier League, but that does not mean he is a fading force, according to Beckham. “I don’t think you can ever write off a player that’s scored the number of goals he has for England and Manchester United,” said the former United midfielder, who was speaking at a press conference to publicise a charity match for UNICEF that he is playing in at Old Trafford. “Being the player he is and has been over the years, you can never write off someone like that. “Players like that can always make you eat your words.” Rooney started the season as United’s main striker, but Louis van Gaal has shifted his skipper into the number 10 role since Anthony Martial joined from Monaco. The United manager deployed Rooney as a central midfielder at times last term, and that is where Beckham believes the England captain is destined to end his career. Beckham said: “I think when you get older, you have to adapt your play. Ryan Giggs was a prime example. David Beckham has warned Wayne Rooney’s critics they will soon be made to eat their words. last_img read more

Los Angeles County reaches highest temperature on record: 121° F

first_imgLos Angeles County reported its highest temperature ever recorded, 121 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.The NWS posted in a tweet that the temperature recorded in Woodland Hills, located in the San Fernando Valley, was the “highest official temperature ever recorded in L.A. County as well as Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.”The 121° high temperature at Woodland Hills official site (Pierce College) was also the highest official temperature ever recorded in L.A. County as well as Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Click the URL for more details #cawx #LAheat https://t.co/wDCq45s0No pic.twitter.com/TAZuWF2vtG— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) September 6, 2020 As temperatures increase in California, fire departments across the state are battling wildfires.California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in multiple counties on Sunday.last_img read more

Topp XX blitz Kwakwani Strikers 3-0 as Eagles United/Hi Stars match abandoned

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanTHREE unanswered second-half goals by Topp XX saw them to an enterprising 3-0 win over Kwakwani Strikers, but controversy brought an abrupt end to the second game in this year’s opening night of the 5th edition of the Upper Demerara Football Association’s GT Beer year-end football at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Sunday night.Fist cuffs marred a feisty clash with about five minutes left in the game, featuring Eagles United who were leading Hi Stars 1-0, courtesy of a dubious foul in the box, The first game followed the March Past of the nine clubs contesting this year’s championship, after three-time winners Haynes Winners Connection were withdrawn from the competition after being included in the Guyana Football Federation’s Top16 tournament which kicks off on Friday in Linden.The first half of the game between Kwakwani Strikers and Topp XX began well with Topp XX on a positive note. In the opening five minutes they were able to gain two half-chances, one from a chip cross which was sent outside of the goal and another which saw the Kwakwani side’s goalkeeper holding after a corner was won by the Topp XX side.In the 27th minute a Kwakwani player was able to collect the ball but with the defender closely marking he was unable to control a right-foot shot that went wide. Topp XX got two openings in the final two minutes of the game but still the scores remained nil-all at lemon-time.As the game resumed Topp XX asserted themselves well and gained some momentum, which saw them take the lead in the 49th minute. Under pressure the Strikers goalkeeper was unable to collect a square ball from Topp XX’s Andre Meyers cleanly as the ball slipped through his grasp.Topp XX’s second goal was created through Duquan Hercules as he raced down the left flank to cross to the top of the 18-yard box where Travis Waterton collected and with a single motion gave the Kwakwani goalkeeper no chance, for a Topp XX 2-0 advantage in the 63rd minute.Still in control against a game Kwakani unit Topp XX secured their third goal. This time the promising Hercules cut in from the left wing and after beating two defenders was heading goal-wards inside the box where he was brought down. Ryan Noel took the resultant penalty to score in the 78th minute and Topp XX eventually triumphed by a 3-0 score-line in their Group A match.The second game saw the Eagles United team being held at bay from a spirited young Hi Stars team who matched their opponents with some brave match-ups early in the game.The first half was somewhat closely contested. In the second session in the 50th minute, Eagles United’s Kellon Primo went deep inside right and in trying to pierce inside the 18 yards box, his marker kept his watch as they shouldered each other.As Primo targeted inside, the assistant referee raised her flag which suggested a foul being committed by his defender. Referee Shavin Green pointed to the penalty spot and Trenton Lashley made no mistake to send his side into a 1-0 lead.Thereafter things intensified with aggressive play on both ends of the field and this ended up with players bringing the game into disrepute.The match officials then decided to abandon the game with just about five minutes remaining and Eagles United ahead, 1-0, as fans witnessed the sudden clash of fists on the field between opposing players.Guyana’s Refereeing Council head Stanley Lancaster who was present commented that an informed ruling on the state of the game would be made after the Referee’s Report is obtained from referee Shavin Green.Tomorrow two more matches will be played at 19:00hrs when Blueberry Hill and Amelia’s Ward Panthers clash. At 21:00hrs Topp XX will again be in action when they face reigning champions Silver Shattas.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgVIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS9 Oklahoma football players positive for virusUNDATED (AP) — Nine Oklahoma football players tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a break in preseason camp. Coach Lincoln Riley made the announcement during a Zoom call Saturday. Riley announced on Aug. 8 that the Sooners were temporarily pausing preseason practices because of schedule changes. He gave players the option of returning home, though most stayed on campus. After the initial testing in preparation for the July 1 start of workouts, the program had just one positive result until this week. There were two rounds of tests last week, with one positive in 205 tests.In other news related to the pandemic: — The NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas has pushed its fall sports competitions to the spring due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The league’s board of directors announced the decision Saturday. The conference is made up of 11 schools spread throughout Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The move affects men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. Schedules for those sports will be reduced so those athletes don’t lose a year of eligibility, under NCAA guidelines. TENNIS-US OPEN-WITHDRAWALSBencic out of US Open; 3 of 4 ’19 semifinalists won’t playNEW YORK (AP) — Belinda Bencic (BEN’-chich) is the latest top tennis player to pull out of the U.S. Open. Her withdrawal means three of the four female semifinalists in 2019 will not be at the Grand Slam tournament this year. Play begins in New York at the end of August. Bencic says on social media she will return to the tour next month on clay at the Italian Open. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULERask-less Bruins top Hurricanes 3-1, take 2-1 lead in seriesUNDATED (AP) — Jaroslav Halak (YAR’-oh-slav hah-LAHK’) stopped 29 shots as the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. August 15, 2020 — Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Tyler Duffey earned the win with a perfect inning in relief of Jake Odorizzi. Taylor Rogers picked up his fifth save in six chances for Minnesota, which was swept in Kansas City last week. Gabe Speier (0-1) surrendered one run while getting two outs for the Royals. Ian Kennedy started and pitched two innings as the opener for his first start since Sept. 28, 2018.MLB-NEWSReds player tests positive, 2 games with Pirates postponedUNDATED (AP) — Most of the Miami Marlins players sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak have received approval to return to the field. Those cleared will begin rehabilitation workouts and could be activated as early as next week. The Marlins placed 17 players on the injured list following the outbreak, which forced the postponement of seven games. None has played since the season-opening series. The group includes ace Sandy Alcantara, shortstop Miguel Rojas and eight relievers who were on the opening day roster. Despite their absence, the surprising Marlins lead the NL East. Update on the latest sports Associated Press Those who have been cleared will rehab at the Marlins’ spring training site in Jupiter, Florida.In other MLB news:— The last two games of a series between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh have been called off because a Reds player tested positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball is awaiting further testing. The Reds are the third team to have a game postponed because someone on their roster tested positive, joining the Marlins and Cardinals. It’s the second time a Reds player has tested positive during the season. Matt Davidson went in the injured list after a positive test, but subsequent tests were negative and he returned to the team.— World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg has been put on the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals because of a recurring nerve issue in his throwing hand. The problem delayed his start to the 2020 season and cut short his second appearance after just 16 pitches. Strasburg made his debut last weekend and left during a five-run fifth inning. He pitched again Friday night at Baltimore but was removed after getting only two outs. The 32-year-old Strasburg signed a $245 million, seven-year contract with Washington this offseason. He hadn’t been on the IL since 2018. He is 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two starts in 2020. — The Chicago White Sox placed reliever Ian Hamilton on the 10-day injured list Saturday because of a sore right shoulder and transferred utilityman Leury García to the 45-day injured list with a sprained thumb. Manager Rick Renteria said García had an MRI that showed a severed ligament, requiring surgery. UNDATED (AP) — Dexter Fowler helped St. Louis get off to a fast start in its return from a coronavirus outbreak, hitting a two-run single in a four-run first inning, and the Cardinals beat the White Sox 5-1 on Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader in Chicago.Playing its first game since July 29, St. Louis looked much sharper than Chicago while improving to 3-3 on the season. Every other team in the majors had played at least 13 games coming into the day.Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright pitched five innings of one-run ball in his second start of the year. Giovanny Gallegos then struck out the side in the sixth before John Gant finished the seven-inning game, a new rule for doubleheaders in the pandemic-shortened season.The White Sox finished with just three hits — two for Danny Mendick — and never recovered after Lucas Giolito got off to a shaky start.Elsewhere in the majors: In other NBA news:— Portland’s Damian Lillard has been unanimously selected as the top player of the NBA’s seeding games at Walt Disney World after averaging a league-best 37.6 points in the eight games. Phoenix’s Monty Williams led the Suns to a perfect 8-0 record in the bubble and was chosen as the top coach of the seeding-game schedule. Joining Lillard on the first team for games played at Disney between July 30 and Friday’s end of the seeding-game season was Phoenix’s Devin Booker, Indiana’s T.J. Warren, Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Houston’s James Harden. Booker was second in the MVP vote, followed by Warren.PGA-WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPKim shoots 62 for 2-shot lead after three rounds at WyndhamGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Si Woo Kim had a hole in one on the way to a 62 for a two-shot lead over Doc Redman and Rob Oppenheim through three rounds of the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.center_img Bencic currently is ranked No. 8. Five of the WTA’s top eight players have announced they won’t play at Flushing Meadows amid the coronavirus pandemic. That includes No. 1 Ash Barty and reigning champion Bianca Andreescu (an-dree-EHS’-koo).NASCAR-DILLONAustin Dillon out after positive COVID-19 testDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Austin Dillon has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not compete in Sunday’s Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Richard Childress Racing says Dillon tested positive Saturday morning and is now self-quarantining away from the team. Kaz Grala will drive the No. 3 Chevrolet at Daytona. Dillon is the third Cup Series drive to test positive for the coronavirus, joining seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson and part-timer Brendan Gaughan. Johnson missed just one race.The 30-year-old Dillon has already qualified for NASCAR’s playoffs by winning at Texas last month.F1-SPANISH GPHamilton secures 92nd poleMONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has secured a record-extending 92nd pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix. He nudged Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas into second place by just .059 seconds. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen qualified in third. The top nine drivers advance to a Sunday shootout that determines the first three starting rows for the Aug. 23 Indianapolis 500. Honda drivers claimed eight of those positions after all 33 cars had made a qualifying attempt. Charlie Coyle scored once and set up another goal.Halak stepped in after goaltender Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask opted out of the NHL playoffs. The absence of the Vezina (VEH’-zih-nuh) Trophy finalist was announced Saturday morning and it didn’t rattle the defending Eastern Conference champions later in the day. Rask helped Boston reach Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final last year. He left the league’s bubble in Toronto to be with his wife and three young children. Game 4 is Monday night.MLB-SCHEDULECards beat White Sox 5-1 in return from coronavirus outbreak NBA-NEWSPelicans fire coachUNDATED (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have fired coach Alvin Gentry after the club missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. The Pelicans went 30-42 this season. They finished with just two victories in their final eight games despite the presence of top overall draft choice Zion Williamson and first-time All-Star Brandon Ingram in the lineup until the club was eliminated from playoff contention with two games to play.Gentry was hired by former Pelicans general manager Dell Demps after the club fired Monte Williams following the 2014-15 season. New Orleans’ lone playoff appearance with Gentry at the helm came in the 2017-18 season. New Orleans started this season 6-22 and labored through a franchise record 13-game losing streak. Packers sign DT Kenny Clark to four-year contract extensionGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark has signed a four-year contract extension.The Packers announced the signing Saturday without disclosing the length or terms of the deal. Clark’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, confirmed a ESPN report that the 2016 first-round draft pick from UCLA agreed to terms on a deal worth $70 million, with a $25 million signing bonus. Clark has emerged as the Packers’ top defensive lineman. He recorded six sacks for the second straight season last year and was named to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement. He has 16½ sacks over his four-year career, with all of them coming in the last three seasons.The 24-year-old Clark was eligible to become a free agent next year. Now that the Packers have reached a long-term deal with him, they can start making decisions on all the other notable players with contracts set to expire in 2021. That list includes Pro Bowl defensive tackle David Bakhtiari, running backs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams, cornerback Kevin King, center Corey Linsley and guard Lane Taylor. Kim, who’s at 18-under after 54 holes, made history three years ago when at 21 he became the youngest winner of The Players Championship. Now, he’s seeking his first victory since — and playing strongly wherever he tees it up. Kim has broken 70 in nine of his last 10 rounds, including all four at TPC Harding Park to finish tied for 13th at the PGA Championship. He has continued that stellar play at Sedgefield Country Club, where he won his first PGA Tour event in 2016. Redman had a 63, while Oppenheim set a career low on tour with a 62 in second at 16-under. Billy Horschel shot a 65 and was three strokes back at 15-under. Mark Hubbard (64) and Jim Herman were another stroke back at 14-under. Herman shot a 61, a career best and tied for lowest round of the tournament. NFL-PACKERS-CLARK EXTENSION Hamilton is looking to claim an 88th F1 victory that would move him within three of Michael Schumacher’s record. INDYCAR-INDY 500Marco Andretti leads Honda onslaught in Indy 500 qualifyingINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti led a top speed sweep for Andretti Autosport in qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 as the Honda-powered team claimed the first four spots on the leaderboard and eight of the top nine. Andretti posted a four-lap average of 231.351 mph. last_img read more

‘AP Invitational’ targets Justin Gatlin and Kirani James

first_img… 2019 Edition set for July 6THE 2019 Edition of the Aliann Pompey Invitational will be held on July 6, at the National Track and Field Centre, with the organisers this year targeting a return of Kirani James and 100m World Champion Justin Gatlin as the headline acts.With Pan Am Games set for July 26 in Peru, and IAAF World Championship scheduled for September 28 in Doha, Qatar, scores of athletes from around the world who usually converge on Guyana, will be given a chance to make the required qualifying standard times and distances in order to make their country’s team.According to Aliann Pompey, the legendary Guyanese track and field star in whose honour the event is held, the goal of the Invitational is to continue to provide the platform to enable Guyanese, regional and international track & field communities to qualify for a number of international games and events, including the Olympic Games.Last year, Kirani James was the headliner, but this time around, along with the Grenadian, Pompey said that reigning world 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin is a target. However, she pointed out that several factors (mostly corporate support) will go into deciding who will touch the shores of Guyana;Kirani JamesLast year, the crowd at the Aliann Pompey Invitational stood in ‘awe’ as the 2012 Olympic Champion and 2016 Olympic silver medallist clocked 44.99 seconds to not only win the ‘AP’ Invitational 400 metres, but also set a new ‘Track Record’.Prior to last year, Guyana’s Winston George ran 45.16 seconds at the 2017 AP Invitational, which was then the fastest time ever at the National Track and Field Centre, and also a national record.Emanuel Archibald ran a blistering 10.29 seconds to win the men’s 100 metres event ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Kyle Greaux (10.39 seconds) and Yancarlos Martinez of the Dominican Republic (10.43 seconds).Greaux would, however, return to win the men’s 200 metres with a time of 20.43 seconds, while Martinez was second (20.80 seconds) and George third in 20.87 seconds.Donald Scott spoiled Troy Doris’ home coming in the men’s triple jump as the American leaped 17.22 metres to take the title ahead of Cuba’s Christian Napoles (16.96 metres) and Suriname’s Miguel Van Assen (16.67 metres).last_img read more

‘Unbeaten’ Grove Hi Tech are 2019 Champions

first_imgGROVE Hi Tech are the new East Bank Football Association/GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power 50th Anniversary U-17 Intra Association League champions. They played unbeaten throughout the second edition of the competition which will end on Sunday at the Guyana Football Federation National Training Facility, Providence, East Bank Demerara.In romping to the title and bragging rights for the next year as well as earning the right to be the EBFA’s representative team in the clash of the Regional Member Associations championship, Grove Hi Tech stormed to back-to-back wins last weekend. They hammered Timehri Panthers ‘B’ 4-0 on the back of a Rasheed Evans hat-trick on Sunday, while on Saturday the Hi Tech boys got past Mocha Champs 5-3 after a 1-1 half-time score.Evans hit the back of the nets in the 13th, 43rd and 51st minutes against the Panthers’ B side. The other goal came off the boot of Vincent Chin in the 31st minute. In the Mocha clash, Grove got their goals from Evans, Kurwayne Lyte, Samuel Garnett and Devon Padmore who netted a double. Scoring for Mocha Champs were Yohance Porter, T. Price and Genesis Lewis.Grove’s performance was commanding in fashion as they crafted win after win; blasting a total of 60 goals (six per game) while only conceding eight (8), less than one per match to end with a perfect 30 points.Former champions Timehri Panthers, who won the inaugural NAMILCO competition and represented the EBFA in the national playoffs, had to settle for the runner-up position this time around, ending with nine (9) wins and a single defeat.In their final match on Sunday they defeated Agricola Red Triangle 2-0, goals coming from Tyrell Khan and Junior Adams, either side of play.Swan Football Club did no wrong in their two matches which yielded positive results. They defeated Diamond United 3-0 on Saturday whilst triumphing over Friendship All Stars 5-2 on Sunday.Mocha Champs trounced Samatta Point/Kaneville 5-1 on Sunday while the other match on Saturday, involving Samatta Point/Kaneville and Hersteling Raiders, saw the Raiders win the match, 6-2.last_img read more

USG repasses bystander training resolution

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government senators discussed the budget for the next academic year and proposed paying participants in the bystander training. (Daniel Hahm/Daily Trojan) The new resolution has garnered the support of Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services in addition to 53 other student organizations. “Bringing this resolution back and passing it again is a signal to the administration that the student body … wants to take these steps to improve student safety on campus,” Crane said. “So much of what we do is symbolic.” Since the money provided by USG will be used by RSVP at its own discretion, some senators are now looking for ways to ensure stipends can be paid toward the participants. Currently, USG is working with RSVP to further plan and fund the initiative. The legislative body has allocated $5,000  and RSVP has allocated $15,000 for the initiative. Former  USG speaker pro tempore Matthew Crane presented the resolution to the Senate during the meeting. The new resolution now includes graphs showing survey results for two pilot training sessions. According to the graphs, participants showed an increase in understanding of how to intervene certain situations, including sexual assault and questionable behavior, compared to before the training. The resolution calls for all recognized student organizations to send one representative to a mandatory annual bystander training session. The training sessions will focus on sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. It also aims for the training to be “evidence-based” to teach the participants how to act in certain situations. “Right now, it’s less about trying to say the student body wants this, it’s more of a chance to say it’s working,” Crane said. “We have existing momentum and we are trying to stay involved in this conversation.”center_img The Undergraduate Student Government proposed a bystander training resolution Tuesday that was passed in February under the previous Senate. “We all are really in favor of this project,” Johnson said. “Regardless of how that money ends up being used, I’m just really excited about the fact that [the initiative] is moving forward.” The senators passed the bill to renew their support of the resolution. In a unanimous decision, the senators approved the budget for the training and decided to further review the possibility of paying participants in future senate meetings. “There was a little bit of a mix up in the communication of essentially how we wanted money that given from the Senate to affect this program,” Sen. Emily Johnson said. “We came at a halt because we realized there was a contingency in the budget presentation that said [the money] cannot be used for student stipends.” While evaluating USG’s budget for the next academic year, senators discussed the possibility of giving stipends to bystander training participants. It was later revealed in the meeting that the bylaws prevent USG from giving stipends to non-USG members. last_img read more

NFL hopefuls participate in USC Pro Day

first_imgUSC hosted their annual Pro Day Wednesday afternoon at Cromwell Field, and the entire NFL came to the party.  Representatives from all 32 NFL teams made an appearance to see how the former Trojans would stack up performing a variety of on-field drills and workouts.Fifteen former Trojans worked out for the NFL scouts.  Major contributors from the 2014-2015 football season were on display from all three sides of the ball.  Offensive players included wide receivers Nelson Agholor and George Farmer,  and running back Javorius “Buck” Allen.The defensive side of the ball was just as stacked, if not more so, with showing from defensive backs Gerald Bowman and Josh Shaw, linebacker Hayes Pullard, and defensive linemen J.R. Tavai and Leonard Williams.Farmer was perhaps the most surprising participant of Pro Day.  Farmer, a junior, was faced with substantial criticism when he decided to forgo a senior season.  Farmer had an injury-plagued career in which he only caught 30 total passes.“I’ve been through a lot of adversity, a lot of coaching changes here, so I just felt like the NFL was a great opportunity for me,” Farmer said. After not being invited to the NFL Combine, Farmer attended a regional combine where his numbers attracted some buzz, but not the serious looks he will be getting following Wednesday’s performance.  Farmer ran a blistering 4.35 in the 40-yard dash, which would have been good enough to tie for third fastest in the position at the combine.“It took a bunch of weight off my shoulders,” Farmer said.Another prominent Trojan Wednesday was defensive back Josh Shaw.  Shaw was part of a dramatic off-field season for the Trojans.  After lying about the source of two ankle injuries, Shaw missed nearly the entire season, and was suspended for 10 games.  Shaw’s actions have been of some concern for NFL scouts, but Shaw said that he is confident in his chances to be drafted.“I look them in the eye and tell them the truth — tell them everything that happened,” Shaw said. “And let them know that the mistake I made was really out of character and, most importantly, that I’ve learned from it.”Shaw’s performance Wednesday was strong — he ran a 4.44 40-yard-dash time and benched 225 pounds 26 times.Leonard Williams, a fan favorite, is a projected top-5 pick in the draft.  Williams impressed all the scouts as he competed in various position drills.  He was even given a private workout by the Tennessee Titans, who sent their defensive line coach specifically to look at Williams.Williams and the other top prospects from USC will now take part in private workouts that they have scheduled with various teams, and await their fortune in the NFL draft, which starts on April 30.last_img read more

Syracuse volleyball releases 8-game schedule

first_img Comments The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse will play eight games during the 2020 season, including four weekend matchups against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.The Orange announced its schedule for the 2020 season Friday morning. The team will start its season Sept. 25 against 2019 ACC champion Pittsburgh. The Panthers head north for games Friday and Saturday in the Women’s Building.Syracuse spends its next two weekends on the road, facing Notre Dame and Louisville on Oct. 2 and 3 and Oct. 9 and 10, respectively. The Orange beat both teams at home in 2019 but fell to the Cardinals and Fighting Irish on the road later that season.The Orange return home to face off against Boston College on Oct. 16 and 17, the final two games of the season.  The team defeated Boston College twice during the 2019 season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse finished 9-9 in conference play last season, good for eighth in the conference. All four of its opponents finished ahead in the standings, including Pittsburgh, which finished 18-0 in conference play to win its third consecutive conference title. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 4, 2020 at 12:58 pm aekaylor@syr.edu | @cincinnallielast_img read more

Wentz embraces leadership role, surrounded by young talent

first_img Carson Wentz enters his fifth season with the Philadelphia Eagles as the unquestioned leader of a team that had its greatest success without him.He’s taking charge.“For Carson, it’s just a matter of running the show, running the offense, running the team,” coach Doug Pederson said. “He knows how to play this game. He plays it just like a professional. He’s aggressive.”Perhaps too aggressive sometimes.Wentz rebounded from two injury-shortened seasons to start 16 games last year. He led a depleted offense to four straight wins down the stretch and an NFC East title. But he suffered a concussion in the first quarter of a wild-card loss to Seattle, so he is still seeking his first career playoff win.Backup Nick Foles stepped in when Wentz injured his knee in 2017 and led the Eagles to the franchise’s first Super Bowl title. Foles filled in again the following year and guided the team to a playoff win on the road after Wentz sustained a season-ending back injury late in that season.“We have to maintain that aggressiveness, and I think with just continuing to teach and maybe part of the injuries that he’s gone through in the last couple of seasons are things that he can learn from,” Pederson said. “Things that we’ve talked about that he’s learned from and you see that out on the field. It’s a one-day-at-a-time mentality. It’s a one-game mentality once we get into the regular season, and that’s what we focus on.”Wentz has embraced his leadership role, calling it a “natural progression.” He has a group of talented young receivers to go with veterans DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery, and his go-to guys are tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.“I’m just trying to not only get better personally but to make everyone around me better,” Wentz said. “That’s more than just physical things on the field. That’s the mental side of things, understanding the whys behind how we do things or run certain routes or certain concepts. And just trying to make sure that everyone is on the same page so they can think and react and respond the same way I see things on certain plays and certain things.”PANDEMIC ISSUESThe Eagles are the only team in the division with a returning head coach. Pederson enters his fifth season in Philadelphia while the Giants (Joe Judge), Cowboys (Mike McCarthy) and Washington (Ron Rivera) have new guys in charge in a season that was altered by the coronavirus shutdown during the offseason.ROOKIE RECEIVERSThe team selected three wide receivers in the draft. First-round pick Jalen Reagor has been impressive in camp, even drawing comparisons to Julio Jones from Wentz. John Hightower and Quez Watkins have shown flashes of their potential. The trio has plenty speed that should open up Philly’s deep passing attack.THE TRENCHESThe Eagles invest a lot of money on both sides of the line. Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave was a big offseason addition, but has been sidelined in camp. However, Malik Jackson is back after an injury ended his first season in Philly after one game. Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox anchors the line. Veterans Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett are part of a deep rotation at end.The offensive line has been reshuffled, with nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters moving to right guard to replace Brandon Brooks, who was injured in the offseason. Second-year pro Andre Dillard takes Peters’ spot. Three-time All-Pro center Jason Kelce is the anchor, along with three-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson.NEW-LOOK SECONDARYThree-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay arrived in a trade with Detroit and Avonte Maddox will likely start on the opposite side. Nickell Robey-Coleman, another newcomer, steps into the nickel cornerback spot with plenty of competition . Veteran safety Rodney McLeod has a familiar face playing next to him as Jalen Mills moves from cornerback to replace safety Malcolm Jenkins.GROUND GAMEMiles Sanders had 1,327 scrimmage yards, including 818 yards rushing, and six touchdowns combined as a rookie. He’ll get much of the work now that Jordan Howard is gone. Boston Scott and Corey Clement will complement Sanders, plus there’s a few undrafted rookies competing for spots.Image credits: AP FOLLOW US Last Updated: 28th August, 2020 08:41 IST Wentz Embraces Leadership Role, Surrounded By Young Talent Carson Wentz enters his fifth season with the Philadelphia Eagles as the unquestioned leader of a team that had its greatest success without him LIVE TV First Published: 28th August, 2020 08:41 IST COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Written Bylast_img read more