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

Commentary: Why Alabama’s Derrick Henry should be Heisman favorite

first_imgAlabama’s Derrick Henry runs for a 59-yard touchdown against Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station, Texas. Henry rushed for 236 yards on 32 carries and had another touchdown.Alabama’s Derrick Henry runs for a 59-yard touchdown against Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station, Texas. Henry rushed for 236 yards on 32 carries and had another touchdown.COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Derrick Henry finally had his Heisman moment.It’s been another SEC running back — LSU’s Leonard Fournette — that’s stolen all of the Heisman hype this season. And he should, because he’s leading his team to victory while putting up ridiculous numbers.But Alabama’s bruiser should be the Heisman favorite.All Henry’s done is rush for about 100 yards a game and a touchdown, every game. He hasn’t put up any eye-popping numbers. He hasn’t had a run where he broke six tackles on the same play and was No. 1 on “SportsCenter.” He’s just always been solid.Henry finally had “that game” this week, with a 32-carry, 236-yard performance against Texas A&M. He set a career-high with 153 yards in the first quarter, including a 55-yard run where the 240-pound back juked a defensive back and made him fall over. And everyone in the country was watching.Now the hype will follow. He’s not that big of a long shot, currently No. 9 on ESPN Experts’ Poll.But here’s the real reason he’s the favorite: His team.Looking at past Heisman winners, the team’s success is just important as the individual’s number of touchdowns. Alabama has a better team than the other Heisman candidates.No matter what Fournette does the rest of the year, none of it will matter if LSU loses two games. And with the Tigers’ remaining schedule — including a game against Alabama — that’s more than possible.The Heisman winner will come from one of the College Football playoff teams. And out of the candidates ahead of Henry right now, he’s got the best shot at the playoff.Baylor’s Seth Russell and TCU’s Trevone Boykin will cancel each other out, because a Big 12 team with one loss and no conference championship won’t make the playoff.Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliot has as good a chance as any, but the quarterback shuffle in Columbus has pushed him into the background.Utah’s Devontae Booker is in the running, but no offense, do we really think Utah is making the final four?FSU’s Dalvin Cook is putting up similar rushing numbers as Henry, with fewer touchdowns, in a weaker conference.Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett? Please. A defensive end will not win the Heisman.So, the realistic Heisman list is as followed: Henry (if Alabama wins out), the quarterback of an undefeated TCU/Baylor and Elliot (if he has a Heisman moment day).I like Henry’s chances. Ethan Bernal, who covers high school athletics for the Advertiser, can be reached by emailing him at for follow @EthanGBernal on Twitter.last_img read more

Ouseph suffers first-round exit in China

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Hounslow’s Rajiv Ouseph suffered an early exit from badminton’s World Championships in China.The Commonwealth silver medallist was beaten 21-11, 21-15 by Malaysia’s 15th seed Chong Wei Feng in the first round.Wei, ranked 10 in the world – 15 places higher than Ouseph – controlled the first game before completing a resounding win despite the Londoner improving in the second. AdChoices广告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last_img read more

Wanderers hit back to beat Fulham

first_imgBolton 3 Fulham 1 Bolton scored two late goals as they came from behind to beat Fulham.Shaun Hutchinson opened the scoring on 22 minutes, smashing in a right-wing cross from Alex Kacaniklic after the home side had failed to clear a corner.AdChoices广告Ross McCormack missed a chance to make it 2-0 and then saw an effort saved before Wanderers hit back shortly before half-time.Nikolay Bodurov was unable to clear Saidy Janko’s right-wing cross and former Chelsea man Eidur Gudjohnsen was on hand to equalise.Bolton dominated the second half and Kostas Stafylidis prevented them going ahead by blocking Adam Le Fondre’s close-range shot on the line.But Janko scored a brilliant goal, belting home from near the edge of the penalty area with 10 minutes remaining.And a terrible mistake by Whites keeper Marcus Bettinelli gifted Bolton another goal in the final minute.Bettinelli’s woeful clearance fell to Le Fondre, who duly lobbed in his team’s third. Fulham: Bettinelli; Grimmer, Bodurov, Hutchinson, Stafylidis; Tunnicliffe; Fofana (Parker 66), Christensen; Kačaniklić (G Williams 81); Rodallega (Woodrow 76), McCormack. Subs not used: Kiraly, Roberts, Dembèlè, Burn. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Hiddink on Pato, resting Costa, Baba, Van Gaal’s ‘dive’ and where Chelsea ‘belong’

first_imgSee also:Hiddink on Drogba, Hazard, Chelsea fans, reaching the top four – and moreHiddink on being a plumber, Abramovich watching training, Everton’s strengths, Pato, Hazard and moreHiddink on transfers, Ivanovic, Atsu, Arsenal and moreHiddink on Terry & Cahill’s future, Ramires, beating Arsenal and new signingsHiddink on Pato, Terry, Willian’s fitness, Man City and WatfordHiddink on Man Utd, whether Hazard will start, Oscar ‘speculation’ and Pato’s fitnessHiddink on Remy’s future, Pato’s fitness, Newcastle, ticket prices and his ‘Zorro team’Hiddink on Hazard, Miazga, Baba, Ibrahimovic, Pato’s fitness and Mikel’s ‘freedom’ commentHiddink on Pato, Terry’s fitness, Falcao and BabaHiddink on Terry & Costa’s fitness, Hazard, Benitez and attracting signingsHiddink on Costa, West Ham, Pato, Conte and giving youngsters a chance Guus Hiddink was asked about a number of issues at Monday’s news conference ahead of the game against Norwich. Here’s a round-up of what the Chelsea interim boss had to say.On Pedro’s hamstring injury“Yesterday he was here for treatment.  Normally with these kind of injuries – but I need the information from the medical staff – I’m not that positive that it will be resolved in a few days.”AdChoices广告On whether he might rest Diego Costa“There is a possibility, yes. We have two league games coming up before PSG. We must be careful with some players that they are not going over the top.”On John Terry’s recovery“John is doing some running. We’ll see how he reacts after training this week. I’m cautious, because with these type of injuries there is a danger of getting a setback. You must be careful.”Terry has been struggling with a hamstring problemOn Alexandre Pato and Bertrand Traore“He (Pato) is not ready for 90 minutes but he is able to play part of the game. He is eager of course, and we have now healthy competition going on between the strikers in a very good atmosphere with Diego Costa as the number one. But the other ones have stepped up.“Especially I am happy with the progress of Bertrand Traore. Although he is a young guy and the others might have more status, I am not just looking at that but I am looking at the young guys who are making progress.“He and Loic Remy are also in the position to compete. But once more I underline that we consider also the chances for the young guys. At the moment to be fair to everyone they are a bit ahead in this moment. I like fair competition.”On Baba’s mistake at Southampton“We have talked to him. Of course he was upset and you have seen the image on the pitch when he put the shirt over his face and he thought ‘Oh what did I do?’ At half-time he was sitting in the dressing room and he was down. That is why we made the change, but not the only reason why.“He has to recover. He did some decent play in the recent games but we like to be critical because it is also obvious that defensively you have to do your job as well.”Baba was taken off at half-time in the win over SouthamptonOn Radamel Falcao“Falcao is now touching the grass. He is in treatment but also on the pitch but not with the group. He is individually training.”On Chelsea’s progress“When I started in December we were close to the relegation zone and the first objective – and it was a sad objective – was to as soon as possible get out of this. I think the team did very well, so in a relatively short time we have accomplished let’s say the in-between target, which is not the (long-term) target for Chelsea, of course. We’d like to go where Chelsea belong. It belongs in the top of England.”On the attitude of the players“I’m happy with their attitude in training and in games. We have had some setbacks during games – for example in the last game, at Southampton. They are resilient and they like to come back.”On the centre-back partnership of Cahill and Ivanovic“They came in and of course it was not new for Branislav to play in that position – I saw him play there before he was at Chelsea and he did well. He can play in either position and with Cahill it’s a good combination and they have done well. They have managed to encourage the team as well. Ivanovic might be one of the top headers in the league.”Ivanovic has impressed since moving to centre-backOn Ruben Loftus-Cheek“We made a special analysis of how he has to progress and he’s working on that. When I came here I thought he was 23 or 24, which indicates that he has a future. We have worked specifically with him and it will pay off in the upcoming games. I don’t give any guarantee but he will have his minutes.”On Louis van Gaal’s ‘dive’“I saw it. You can see that he has been educated as a physical teacher – you practice judo. I have also had some judo so I am able to do that as well.”On the possibility of Chelsea being in next season’s Europa League“You can use your squad. There will be youngsters as well. You can give them opportunities.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Wednesday soccer roundup: Local teams pick up shutout conference victories

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Bregman becomes 7th Astros player hit by pitch in 5 games

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 27th February, 2020 12:03 IST Written By LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News center_img Last Updated: 27th February, 2020 12:03 IST Bregman Becomes 7th Astros Player Hit By Pitch In 5 Games “It was a splitter,” Bregman said. “It just got away from him.” “It was a splitter,” Bregman said. “It just got away from him.”Some opposing players have called for retaliation against the Astros following Major League Baseball’s finding that Houston broke rules against electronic sign-stealing en route to its 2017 World Series title and again in 2018.Dustin Garneau was hit Sunday against Washington, and José Altuve was grazed Monday against Detroit, when Osvaldo Duarte and Alex De Goti also were hit. Aledmys Díaz and Jake Meyers were hit Tuesday by Miami.Santos’ 1-0 pitch in the fifth inning struck Bregman on the left shoulder blade. The two-time All-Star trotted to first, then was replaced by a pinch runner.“I think I got hit like 10 times last year, or something like that,” Bregman said. “One of them got me good last year, but that one was just a split-finger.”Bregman hit his first homer of spring training, a tying solo shot in the third on an 0-2 pitch from Angel Rondon. Houston hit four homers in a 7-5 loss to the Cardinals in a split-squad game for both sides.Houston pitching coach Brent Strom was ejected by plate umpire Mike Eastabrook in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes.“I could tell it was brewing,” Houston manager Dusty Baker said. “Some of those pitches were kind of close for a spring training game. He called a good game, but it was tight, a tight zone.”At the Astros’ split-squad game against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie,Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard turned and looked at the scoreboard clock that showed 1:09 p.m. — he waited for the minute to change so the game would officially reach the 1:10 start time, leaving Springer nowhere to go as the crowd heckled him.“Cheater! Cheater! Cheater!” one Mets fan along the first-base side chanted at Springer. FOLLOW US COMMENTlast_img read more

Improbable wins Whitney for Baffert at Saratoga

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 2nd August, 2020 07:52 IST Improbable Wins Whitney For Baffert At Saratoga Improbable won the $750,000 Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday, making Bob Baffert the first trainer to notch back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 race for older horses since 1994-95 First Published: 2nd August, 2020 07:52 IST FOLLOW US Written By Associated Press Television News center_img WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Improbable won the $750,000 Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday, making Bob Baffert the first trainer to notch back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 race for older horses since 1994-95.Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Improbable ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.65. The 4-year-old colt paid $8.50, $4.50 and $2.70. He earned an automatic berth to the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 7 at Keeneland.By My Standards returned $5.40 and $2.60. Tom’s d’Etat paid $2.10 to show. Code of Honor finished fourth and Mr. Buff took fifth.Baffert won last year’s race with McKinzie. Trainer Scotty Schulhofer won the Whitney in 1994 with Colonial Affair and the following year with Unaccounted For.Image credits: AP last_img read more

Paris mayor proposes free public transport to reduce pollution

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is proposing to make all public transportation in the city free in order to reduce air pollution, but opposition politicians are wondering who is going to foot the bill.In an interview with French daily newspaper Les Echos earlier this week, Hidalgo, a member of the Socialist Party, announced that she asked “three of her assistants to conduct a large study on the subject, which will involve French and foreign experts.”“The question of free transport is one of the keys to urban mobility in which the place of pollution-causing cars is no longer central,” she said. “Many cities are looking into it.”Valerie Pecresse, head of the Ile-de-France region around Paris and a member of the Conservative Party, criticized Hidalgo, pointing out that “ticket sales bring in 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) a year.”“We need that money,” Pecresse told French Radio Classique, adding that if travelers did not pay, taxpayers would have to do so.Hidalgo did not say how much her proposition would cost, how she would finance it and whether it would cover the 2.2 million people living inside Paris or all 12 million residents of the French capital and Ile-de-France region. The study is expected to start in the next few weeks, Hidalgo said.Opposition parties pointed out that Hidalgo is already campaigning for her re-election in the 2020 municipal elections. “No doubt about it — this is the start of the 2020 campaign,” Centrist Party member Alexandre Vesperini said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Wellington Police notes: Monday, June 17, 2019

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, June 17, 2019•2:30 a.m. Officers responded to a verbal disturbance in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•5:50 a.m. Timothy W. Pourner, 62, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 32 mph in a 20 mph zone.  •10:40 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1100 block N. Day, Wellington.•12:09 p.m. Officers investigated theft in the 300 block S. G, Wellington.•12:09 p.m. Officers investigated theft in the 300 block S. G, Wellington.•2:14 p.m. Officers investigated theft in the 800 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•2:36 p.m. Officers investigated theft in the 1300 block E. 16th, Wellington.•5:20 p.m. Felicia D. Tidwell, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective taillamp.•6:13 p.m. Officers took an animal bite report in the 500 block W. 14th, Wellington.•6:13 p.m. Jessica L. Dockery, 50, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large, animal bite violation and no registration.•6:34 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 700 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.last_img read more