Saints looking at La’el and Jalen Collins of LSU

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:22eb3653ce454ce18dc87ba8 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-301784-4139117834001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.BATON ROUGE – Both LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins and cornerback Jalen Collins — no relation — have drawn interest from the New Orleans Saints, who have the No. 13 and No. 31 picks in the first round of the NFL Draft on April 30.La’el Collins is considered a top-15 pick, whereas the other Collins is considered a late first-round projection.“Good players,” newly hired New Orleans Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland said of the Collins pair at LSU’s Pro Day on Friday. “La’el Collins is a good positive productive player. They’re both going to have a chance to be good football players in the NFL.”The Saints are in the market for an offensive guard more than a tackle. La’el Collins is being considered by NFL teams as a right tackle and as a guard. He started 13 games at left guard for LSU as a sophomore in 2012.Post-combine mock draft: Jameis Winston to Buccaneers looks likely“Sometimes when you don’t have one, they become a priority,” Ireland said. “Some teams will prioritize whether it’s a guard or a center or a tackle or a nickel corner. When you don’t have one that becomes a priority, and that’s when positions become musts on teams. Sometimes when you don’t have one, it can hold you hostage. If they’re good players, why not? If they’re going to help you win, if they’re going to be productive and they’re consistent and they’re good character people and they’re dependable, that’s important.” HATCHER RETURNS Former LSU outside linebacker Karnell Hatcher of Delray Beach, Fla., took part in LSU’s Pro Day after finishing his college career in the 2011 season when LSU won the SEC title and reached the BCS national championship game.Sports hernia surgery slowed him down after that season. He then began working at Baton Rouge General hospital in patient transport and graduated from LSU last August. Now, he is attempting a comeback as a safety.“I want to get some looks to refresh my name and get my name back out there,” Hatcher said. “Just to see what happens. I’ve been working and training. I never stopped training. I finally feel good, and I’m injury free.”Hatcher, who is 6-0 and 210 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.96 seconds. TAHJ JONES RECOVERED Former LSU outside linebacker Tahj Jones has recovered from a gunshot wound in the abdomen last April 11 in Sulphur that required emergency surgery. He ran the 40 in 4.57 seconds.“The bullet went through my abdomen, my stomach, my side and landed in my hip,” Jones said. “They removed the whole bullet. I feel blessed because the man above me blessed me. They said I wasn’t even supposed to make it. It was just the man above who saved my life.”Jones is from Sulphur and finished his LSU career in the 2013 season. Former LSU player Brandon Winey, 36, was arrested on a second degree attempted murder charge, but a grand jury in Lake Charles did not indict him last January.last_img read more

Coach name side for Women’s Nations Cup

first_imgSoccer Papua New Guinea women’s head coach Peter Gunemba has named a strong squad for the upcoming Oceania Football Confederation Women’s Nations Cup in New Caledonia next week. Peter Gunemba, who is also the head coach of PNG champion club Toti City FC, has named 21 women in his squad which has a good blend of experience and a number of exciting young players. Eight players – young goal keeper Faith Kasiray, Yvonne Gabong, Meagen Gunemba, Ramona Padio, Judith Gunemba, Sandra Birum, Marie Kaipu and Margaret Joseph – have played more international matches for Papua New Guinea – while others are at the start of their international careers like Rayleen Bauelua, Theresah Boie, Fidorah Namuesh, Elizabeth Elizah, Cynthia Pulou, Merolyn Sali, Eunice Nabalu, Betty Sam and Stephanie Gani. Gunemba who is not new to the job knows what it takes to prepare a team for such competitions on a big stage. “I am confident with the players I have in my squad,” said Gunemba. “We haven’t had a huge amount of time to prepare, but since we started camp on Monday the girls are picking up well as we go through series of training phases. “Unfortunately we lost three of our good players – Yasap Ganu and Zeenah Toropoi were dropped due to passport issues while Lavina Hola left on medical grounds.” Gunemba said his team would take nothing for granted but believes the results in New Caledonia will determine their preparations. The PNG senior women will complete their week-long training camp in Lae on Sunday before flying to New Caledonia on Tuesday November 13. Fixtures: Pool A – PNG v Samoa (Nov 18), PNG v New Caledonia (Nov 21) and PNG v Tahiti (Nov 24). PNG senior women squad: Faith Kasiray, Betty Sam, Rita Mayang, Merolyn Sali, Judith Gunemba, Olita Upaupa, Yvonne Gabong, Stephanie Gani, Sandra Birum, Margaret Joseph, Rayleen Bauelua, Selina Unamba, Meagen Gunemba, Ramona Padio, Cynthia Pulou, Georgina Bakani, Marie Kaipu, Eunice Nabalu, Theresah Boie, Elizabeth Elizah, Fidorah Namuesh. Team officials: Head coach – Peter Gunemba, Assistant coach Margaret Aka, Team manager – Rister Sovo, Equipment manager – Catherine Wamapiri.last_img read more

Now Friday’s ‘sacking’ overturned

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, Monday 13- In a remarkable turn of events, Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) chairman, Mwangi Muthee maintains that Mike Friday and Chris Brown are still at the helm of the national rugby sevens team.Muthee told Capital Sports from London in the aftermath of the announcement the Briton has been axed, that instead, the Director of National Squads and Elite Performance Philip Jalang’o is the one to go home instead. “I’m with the team here (London) and we depart this evening for home. Friday and Brown remain in charge of the team while Gabriel Ooko will replace Jalang’o.“There is nothing to worry about, everything is alright with this team,” Muthee said on phone from London.The dramatic events that followed within minutes of each other have exposed the simmering differences amongst the ranks of the KRU.Jalang’o announced Friday’s sacking in a statement dispatched to newsrooms.The article is here 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more