Von Pearson’s attorney ‘looking for answers’ from UT

first_imgTennessee wide receiver Von Pearson (9)Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson (9)Von Pearson’s attorney says he has not received an explanation from the University of Tennessee about why the wide receiver remains on interim suspension from school after the suspension was briefly lifted in May.“We’re just looking for answers,” attorney Chris Coffey said Tuesday. “We’re not getting any from the university.”On April 24, Pearson was named a suspect in an investigation into an alleged rape that occurred early that morning. He has not been charged. Coffey said he has been told that the case is still under review by the Knox County District Attorney General’s office. A call made to that office late Tuesday afternoon was not returned.Pearson was immediately suspended from the football team after he was named in the investigation and was put on interim suspension from the university on April 27, according to Coffey.Continue readinglast_img read more

Alabama-La.Monroe 3 things, mini grades

first_img Coker needs some help Jake Coker came in as the full-time quarterback for the first time all season. He definitely struggled, but he also threw three touchdowns. When he did make the right decision, and make an accurate pass, five of his passes ended up being dropped. Getting after it The most impressive part of Alabama’s defensive performance was the pass rush. The Crimson Tide had just five sacks in the first three games but recorded six against Louisiana-Monroe. The best part about that, all of the sacks came when Alabama was just rushing four. That’s a good sign heading into an SEC matchup at Georgia next week. Back on track After starting the season 0-for-4, kicker Adam Griffith has hit his last three field goals. That should give Alabama and coach Nick Saban some more confidence if it comes down to a kick at the end against the Bulldogs. MINI GRADES Rushing offense — C: In a game you’d expect guys such as Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake to dominate, the Alabama run game was just so-so. Henry ran for a touchdown, extending his streak to nine games. As a team, the Crimson Tide averaged 3.9 yards per carry. This team needs explosive runs to take pressure off the passing attack.Rushing defense — A: It’s hard to do any better than Alabama did at stopping the run. ULM went into the half with minus-9 rushing yards. Talk about dominating in the trenches.Passing offense — D: It looked like quarterback Jake Coker made some progress in the loss to Ole Miss, but he took a step back Saturday. Coker threw another interception. That’s four in four games. His deep ball is no threat. He stared down receivers. He forced passes into tight coverage. A couple drops mixed in. Not a good day.Passing defense — A: The Crimson Tide flew to the ball in pass coverage and had a consistent pass rush for the first time all season. Alabama had more sacks (six) in this game than it had in the previous three games (five). The Tide also came up with two interceptions.Special teams — B: Adam Griffith actually made some field goals. So that’s cool. JK Scott had a punt that went just 18 yards. That’s not cool. Overall, just so-so.Coaching —C: Alabama underperformed on offense, again. The issues have been the same all season, and the coaches haven’t changed anything. If running is the strength of the team, and the quarterback has struggled, why is Alabama averaging 40.5 pass attempts per game? Doesn’t make sense.Overall —C: The defense saves the grade. Even against an undermanned opponent, you’d expect a couple of miscues. But Alabama was all over everything and pitched the shutout. The offense was horrible, managing just 14 first-half points. The run never got established. The passing was streaky. Just ugly on that side of the ball. Alabama quarterback Jake Coker throws under pressure against Louisiana-Monroe at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Saturday.Alabama quarterback Jake Coker throws under pressure against Louisiana-Monroe at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. 3 things worth talking about last_img read more

Woman wants to live at the Hampton Inn

first_imgAn Ohio woman told police that she “wanted to live at the Caryville Hampton Inn for a while.”  When Campbell County Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Wasson first met up with 34-year old Cristan Niklas, he details in his report that she “was loud and had slurred speech.”Several empty beer cans in Niklas’s room confirmed to Wasson that she’d been drinking.  She told him that she just wanted to live there (the Hampton Inn) for a while.  Wasson told her that she could not live at the hotel.While the sergeant was trying to contact a friend or family member to come pick her up, Niklas went outside the Hampton Inn, sat down in a chair, and began drinking another beer.  Wasson took her beer away telling her that she could not drink a beer in public.  As he went back to trying to find someone to help Niklas, she disappeared again.  This time he found her lying on a bench in the HI parking lot drinking another beer.Wasson ended up arresting the Fairfield, Ohio, woman and charging her with public intoxication.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/09/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

“I have only one regret” – West Ham cult hero says…

first_imgThe 36 year old is currently playing in Australia for Western United.Speaking to Italian football website Gianluca di Marzio, Diamanti said it was a mistake to leave West Ham, but he believes he needed to do so in order to save his international career: “I have only one regret. Leaving West Ham! It was a mistake. I think the first few months I couldn’t play the way I wanted, even though I came from a championship, in Italy, where I played at very high levels.“The best, for me, would have been to go to the national team as a West Ham player. But in the end, I had to choose between the two.”Asked about playing under Gianfranco Zola at West Ham, the Italian said: “If I’ve ever had a training contest with Zola? Sure! I even won! But only because I had a little more strength in my legs than he did. What a phenomenon, the coach. A living legend, an exceptional person.“I often said to him ‘why don’t you play on Sunday too?’, he had an innate class that can’t be explained.”Diamanti spent just one season at West Ham but he quickly became a fan favourite with his maverick style of play. The supporters made him runner up in the Hammer of the Year for the 2019/10 season, behind Scott Parker.His decision to return to Serie A for the sake of keeping his place in the Italian national team paid off and he played his part in helping his country to the Euro 2012 final.The former Italy international made nearly thirty Premier League appearances for the Hammers, scoring seven goals.NDby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndo West Ham United cult hero Alessandro Diamanti has told the Italian media his only regret during his football career was leaving the Premier League side.last_img read more

Ireland’s GAIN Irish Youth teams bid for glory as FEI European Show Jumping and Eventing Championships get underway

first_imgHome  »  General  »  Ireland’s GAIN Irish Youth teams bid for glory as FEI European Show Jumping and Eventing Championships get underway Ireland’s GAIN Irish Youth teams bid for glory as FEI European Show Jumping and Eventing Championships get underway The Irish Youth squads for 2019 FEI European Youth Show Jumping and Eventing Championships are sponsored by GAIN Equine Nutrition Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Team Ireland Equestrian Following months of preparation and planning centered around the Horse Sport Ireland High Performance Programme, five Irish teams, all sponsored by GAIN Equine Nutrition, have travelled to two separate venues in The Netherlands this week, as the 2019 FEI European Youth Championships for Show Jumping and Eventing get underway tomorrow, Tuesday.The European Youth Show Jumping Championships take place at Zuidwolde in The Netherlands where James Kernan will manage the three Irish teams – U14 (COH), U18 (Junior) and U21 (Young Rider). The GAIN Irish U14 team will get the action underway on Tuesday with their first competition, with the team medals set to be decided on Thursday followed by individual medals on Saturday. The GAIN Irish U18 and U21 teams face their first round of jumping on Wednesday and will be hoping to be in contention for medals in Friday’s team final while individual medals will be awarded on Sunday.The European Youth Eventing Championships take place just over 100km from Zuidwolde at Maarsbergen where Dag Albert will manage the GAIN Irish U18 Eventing team while Sue Shortt manages the Irish U21 Eventing team. Both competitions get underway on Thursday with the first of two days of Dressage. The Cross Country phase takes place on Saturday before the team and individual medals are awarded following the final Show Jumping phase on Sunday.GAIN Irish U14 (COH) Show Jumping squad (managed by James Kernan)Kilkenny’s Eoin Brennan with ButuelaClare’s Lily O’Dea with Seaspray (ISH)Kilkenny’s Martha Hughes-Bravo with HHS California (ISH)Fermanagh’s Matthew Conlon with Bally Kingdom Clover (ISH)Down’s Maeve Clarke with Ukato Cruise (ISH)GAIN Irish U18 (Junior) Show Jumping squad (managed by James Kernan)Mayo’s Ciaran Nallon with Cloe GP ZWexford’s Harry Allen with Dancing Queen ZKilkenny’s Jack Ryan with Essenar High Hopes or Moneybroom Dancer (ISH)Athlone’s Kate Derwin with AHG Whiterock High Dam (ISH)Kilkenny’s Seamus Hughes Kennedy with Consun (ISH)GAIN Irish U21 (Young Rider) Show Jumping squad (managed by James Kernan)Sligo’s Cian Harrison with Tabby (ISH)(TIH)Carlow’s Jason Foley with Uncas SKildare’s Michael Pender with Casanova Van Overis Z or HHS Burnchurch (ISH)Waterford’s Nicholas Connors with Abordable Du TalusKilkenny’s Susan Fitzpatrick with Fellow CastlefieldGAIN Irish U18 (Junior) Eventing squad, (managed by Dag Albert)Westmeath’s Sam Carey – Blessington KamikazeWestmeath’s Chloe Fagan – Versace Biscuit (ISH) (TIH)Dublin’s Lilly Keogh – Master Tredstep (ISH)Laois’ Jennifer Kuehnle – Polly Blue EyesDown’s Katherine O’Hare – MiracleCork’s Molly O’Neill – Clearistown Flavia (ISH) (TIH)GAIN U21 (Young Rider) Eventing squad, (managed by Sue Shortt)Down’s Ella Boyle – Catriona (ISH)Tipperary’s Luke Coen – Stroke of Genius (ISH) (TIH)Down’s Anna Kelly – Something Special VIKilkenny’s Christine O’Donnell – Blessington Prince RoyalDown’s Robyn McCluskey – Rum Jumbie (ISH)Kildare’s Megan Telford-Kelly – Mr Chocolate (ISH)center_img 8 July 2019, 17:22 Tags:last_img read more

Deontay Wilder Blames Defeat To Tyson Fury On 18kg Pre-Fight Costume, Set To Activate…

first_imgFeb 22, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder enters the ring for his WBC heavyweight title bout against Tyson Fury at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-425022 ORIG FILE ID: 20200222_gma_aa9_438.jpgDeontay Wilder says a miscalculation with his elaborate ring-walk costume was responsible for his WBC heavyweight title defeat by Tyson Fury.The American, 34, claimed his costume was too heavy and as a result he “didn’t have the legs” for the fight.Wilder told Yahoo Sports the embossed armour-like costume, which featured a full face mask, weighed 40 pounds (18 kg), and was a tribute to Black History Month.The boxer said by the time he’d made his way to the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena his legs were compromised.Britain’s Fury, 31, knocked down Wilder twice in a dominant display in Las Vegas on Saturday and annexed the title when the American’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.Wilder also said he will exercise his rematch clause for a third fight against Fury.“Fury didn’t hurt me at all, but the simple fact is that my uniform was way too heavy for me,” Wilder told Yahoo.“I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight – in the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through,” added Wilder.“I was only able to put it on [for the first time] the night before but I didn’t think it was going to be that heavy.“I wanted it to be good and I guess I put that before anything.”Wilder was taken to hospital after the fight but said he did not suffer a concussion, broken ear drum or broken jaw as had been speculated, but did require stitches to close a cut in his ear.He also criticised assistant trainer Mark Breland for stopping the fight.“I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional,” he said.“It is not an emotional thing, it’s a principle thing. We’ve talked about this situation many, many years before this even happened.“I said as a warrior, as a champion, as a leader, as a ruler, I want to go out on my shield.“So I told my team to never, ever, no matter what it may look like, to never throw the towel in with me because I’m a special kind. I still had five rounds left. No matter what it looked like, I was still in the fight.”“I understand he was looking out for me and trying to do what he felt was right, but this is my life and my career and he has to accept my wishes.”Wilder has 30 days to invoke the rematch clause in his contract in order to try and reclaim the title from Fury, having drawn their first encounter in December 2018.RelatedAnthony Joshua To Face Tyson Fury In December – Eddie HearnFebruary 27, 2020In “Boxing”Floyd Mayweather Offers To Train Deontay Wilder Ahead Of Tyson Fury RematchMarch 3, 2020In “Boxing”Video: Defiant Deontay Wilder Vows To Regain WBC TitleFebruary 29, 2020In “Boxing”last_img read more

Lagos International Badminton Classics Postponed Over Coronavirus Pandemic

first_imgThe tournament which is generally regarded as Africa’s biggest International badminton championship was due to hold from 1-4 July 2020.Reacting to the postponement, president of the BFN Francis Orbih, Esq said: “Much as we are saddened by the postponement, we are in total agreement with the BWF that the general well-being of the players, officials and spectators comes first and is of paramount importance.“As we pray for an early end to the coronavirus scourge, we appeal to all and sundry to keep calm, adhere to laid down advisories and generally stay safe.”Related The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has decided to postpone the Lagos International Badminton Classics due to the global coronavirus pandemic.The decision was taken after consultations with the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), the Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA) and the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Sports Commission.last_img read more

It’s official: The Emmys are going virtual

first_imgGabriel Olsen/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — While it certainly appeared this was a possibility, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has informed its members that this year’s 72nd Annual Emmy Awards is officially going virtual. Variety broke the news that the organization informed yesterday’s brand-new nominees of the change, noting they should prepare to party from home. “As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to be asking you to come to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA on September 20th,” the industry trade quotes the letter. “This year, it’s still going to be TV industry’s biggest night out… but we’ll come to you!”And while the run-up to awards season usually sees celebs getting in their spa time, cleanses, and seaweed wraps, the Academy told nominees there will be a lot of technical assistance, “to make you look fabulous.”“We are assembling a top notch team of technicians, producers and writers to work closely with [host] Jimmy Kimmel and with you and your team, to make sure that we can film with you (and loved ones or whomever else you choose to be with) at your home, or another location of your choice,” the letter reportedly reads. “We’re going to make you look fabulous – we’re exploring the cutting edge of technology to allow to use good cameras and lighting and look forward to working with you to produce your unique ‘on screen’ moments.’”The 72nd Emmy Awards will will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 20 starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.By Stephen IervolinoCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Trump: ‘I wasn’t preoccupied with the NFL’

first_imgCopyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump continued his rant against NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem during his joint press conference with the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, calling it an “important situation.”“I wasn’t preoccupied with the NFL. I was ashamed of what was taking place,” Trump said when asked if he should’ve been focused on offering assistance to Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria.He added, “Was I preoccupied? Not at all. I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work. To be honest with you, that’s an important function of working. It’s called respect for our country.”Earlier Tuesday, he suggested in a tweet that the NFL should bar players from kneeling and slammed the NFL’s ratings, saying they were “way down,” except for when audiences tune in to see whether there are protests during the national anthem.The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017Tuesday is the fourth consecutive day that he has openly criticized the league and its players.Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017He also commented on Monday night’s Dallas Cowboys–Arizona Cardinals game. During last night’s game, Cowboys players and owner Jerry Jones linked arms and knelt before “The Star-Spangled Banner.” While it played, they stood but continued to link arms.At first, Trump pointed out that there was booing and “great anger” when they knelt. He wrote of the team’s standing for the anthem, “Big progress being made.”The booing at the NFL football game last night, when the entire Dallas team dropped to its knees, was loudest I have ever heard. Great anger— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017center_img But while Dallas dropped to its knees as a team, they all stood up for our National Anthem. Big progress being made-we all love our country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017Trump ignited a firestorm Friday evening when he criticized professional athletes who protest by kneeling during the national anthem.“Wouldn’t you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now?’” he said at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama.Since then, Trump has doubled down on his stance in a series of tweets and comments to reporters. Over the weekend, NFL teams, players and owners from across the league protested peacefully by kneeling, locking arms or skipping the national anthem in response to his criticism of players he says are disrespecting the U.S. with their protests.last_img read more