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Tour de France 2022: fourth stage – live! | Tour de France


The key events:

120km: Aaaaaaand, the peloton is back together.

125km: The peloton separates! Mathieu van der Poel and Pinot are briefly caught in this last group, but make up the difference. About 20 seconds apart at the moment.

130km to cover: The peloton is only 3min28secs behind. To recap, here’s Cort nailing that first sprint.

135km to cover: Regarding Gary’s tweet below, I would say that the riders are quite nervous today. The first crosswinds, the first cobbles after a big day of change from Denmark, most of these contenders will try to negotiate the dangers safely today, and leave the finish to the sprinters, most likely. It would be a high risk strategy for someone like Thomas to use this stage as a platform for an attack. But then, if that’s not something Pogacar and co expect, perhaps the reward could outweigh the risk.

@michaelbutler18? In the early days of Sky, that was a Brailsford thing, the misbehaving outsider ignoring the orthodox and stealing a march

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With Pogacar unbeatable without “something” happening, shouldn’t Ineos or AG2R Citroën try to force something today for Thomas or O’Connor @michaelbutler18? At the start of Sky it was a Brailsford thing, the misbehaving outsider ignoring the Orthodox and stealing a march

— Gary Naylor (@garynaylor999) July 5, 2022

137km to cover: The peloton is in its own climb on the cobbles, and it has closed the gap on the leaders to 4min45secs.

Cort takes the first King of the Mountains point in Kassel!

140km to cover: Cort is guaranteed to keep the polka dot jersey after beating Perez at the top of the first ascent! It was Perez who got into it first, but a dodgy shift, dropped bottle and sprinting technique (bum out of the saddle too soon) allowed Cort to pass him on the narrow cobbled road. .

141km to cover: Cort and Perez’s hands and wrists chatter as they ascend the first climb, with cobbles under their wheels. It’s only a small stretch of cobbles, but it will definitely be on every runner’s mind for tomorrow.

145km to cover: The lead is such that Perez, who was 5min16secs behind Wout van Aert at the start, is the virtual holder of the yellow jersey! It won’t last, however.

149km to cover: About six kilometers to go until the riders reach the Côte de Cassel and the first climb. The peloton descends a stretch of straight road, so very waiting. Meanwhile, the two leaders, Cort and Perez, increased their lead to six minutes and thirty seconds! Very early, however.

159km to cover: This stage has a bit of everything today. Some climbs, some crosswinds in play from the northwest as the riders return to the coast in the final 25km. There are even some cobblestones to help riders prepare for tomorrow’s stage, which includes 11 treacherous cobblestone sections in the final 80 kilometres. Wout van Aert, a remarkable winner of mountain, time trial and sprint stages last year, is the strongest all-rounder in the world and as the holder of the yellow jersey one would expect that whether he is there or about to finish today. I think Pogacar will probably keep the momentum going today and try to get through the next two stages unscathed.

167km to cover: Magnus Cort, keeper of the polka dot jersey after climbing all six category four climbs in Denmark in first position, leads an early breakaway with Anthony Perez. The peloton let them go, and fairly quickly there was a two-minute gap between the main peloton and our new leaders.

🚩 C'est parti !!#TDF2022 pic.twitter.com/ct4swZ0nNk

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A rest day for all runners yesterday. Pogacar took advantage of his free time to… rap.

Fictitious departure

The runners left Dunkirk, with thousands of fans along the coastal road, which heads east before heading south towards the Côte de Cassel. It should be mentioned that there was a minute’s applause at the start line for the three victims of Sunday night’s horrific shooting in Copenhagen, which is of course the starting point of the Tour this year.


Welcome ! After the first three stages in Denmark, the Tour arrives in France at its northernmost end, from the port city of Dunkirk, winding inland and back towards the coast, all the way to Calais. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat,” a famous man once said.

From our step-by-step guide, here’s what today’s preview has to say.

Stage 4: Dunkirk-Calais, 171.5km

Relatively short, and with a series of short, steep climbs inland from the Channel coast, this stage will be “nervous”, as the riders say, although the pattern should be familiar, with an early breakaway small team riders looking to pick up points on all five climbs. However, the last 25 kilometers along exposed roads around Cap Gris Nez could split the field if the wind blows from the northwest.

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Here’s how the GC standings fall, after Monday’s rest day, with heavy favorite Tadaj Pogacar firmly in third place.

  • 1. Wout van Aert (Bel/Jumbo-Visma) 9:01:17 a.m.
  • 2. Yves Lampaert (Bel/Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) +7secs
  • 3. Tadaj Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +14secs
  • 4. Mads Pedersen (Den/Trek-Segafredo) +18secs
  • 5. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned/Alpecin-Fenix) +20secs
  • 6. Jonas Vingeard (Den/Jumbo-Visma) +22secs
  • 7. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) +23secs
  • 8. Adam Yates (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +30 seconds
  • 9. Stefan Kung (Swi/Groupama – FDJ Same time
  • 10. Tom Pidcock (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +31sec

Wout van Aert holds the yellow jersey, having narrowly missed stage one, two and three wins. “It’s not funny anymore,” Van Aert said on Sunday, after missing Dylan Groenewegen in the sprint.

An intriguing day awaits you… join me!

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Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Andrew Painter returns, outfielder Johan Rojas dazzles on star-studded weekend


The Philadelphia Phillies farm system had a pretty crazy weekend. Not only were there some exciting promotions, like those of Griff McGarry and Johan Rojas, but one of Philadelphia’s best arms in Andrew Painter finally made his first start since June 12.

His absence is due to load management constraints that were placed on the top prospect in an effort to temper his innings and workload. Painter pitched two scoreless innings for Jersey Shore on Sunday, striking out two.

Matt Gelb of The Athletic was also the first to report something that had been rumored since June 23, which was that top prospect Logan O’Hoppe was sidelined with a non-COVID illness.

Along with some big news, promotions and throwbacks, there were a host of individual performances worth highlighting this weekend, so here’s everything you missed from the Phillies farm over the weekend. July 1 to 3.

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Triple-A: Donny Sands and Will Toffey will continue to have good seasons

As mentioned in several previous episodes, receiver Donny Sands continues to blow up the raters. The 26-year-old hit his third home run of the season on Sunday, taking his season average to a whopping .346, alongside a .951 OPS. He only punched 21 times during the season and, conversely, walked 26 times, showing strong discipline and a knack for solid contact.

Will Toffey, the Phillies’ minor league hitter of the month for June, is a new name in the mix, however. The infielder has a solid glove and had a massive June, hitting .338/.459/.632, while smashing his first three homers of the season.

Things didn’t slow down for Toffey in July either. The southpaw has worked seven hits in his first three games of the month and continues to show a knack for getting on base.

Once a fourth-round pick, Toffey was traded to the Phillies from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for utility Luke Williams, who now resides with the Miami Marlins.

While Toffey doesn’t have a similar value to Sands, it will be interesting to see if either player receives interest at the early August trade deadline.

Double-A: Johan Rojas begins his Double-A career with a four-game hitting streak

Following his aggressive promotion to Reading, Johan Rojas proved he was up to the challenge, smashing five hits in his first four games.

The youngster also showed off his impressive gauntlet as well as his positive speed, slipping four sacks in his first four games.

Many have speculated that the Rojas promotion will serve as a showcase for interested parties ahead of the trade deadline. So far, it’s been easy for the top prospect, who has yet to knock on his new home, walking twice.

High-A: Ben Brown cuts out Wilmington

Following Andrew Painter’s two-run return to the BlueClaws rotation, Ben Brown followed in extra-long relief mode.

The impressive right-hander threw seven good innings, allowing three runs on just four hits, while striking out 10.

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Brown continues on the breakout route, now sporting a 3.79 ERA on the season with a whopping 80 strikeouts in 57.0 innings. He, like many others in today’s article, will prove to be a name often mentioned before the MLB trade deadline.

Single-A: Luis Garcia launches Hot Rehab Start

After being sidelined earlier this season by injury on April 19, shortstop prospect Luis Garcia made his long-awaited return to the Phillies system this weekend, whipping out two singles, walking once and slipping a bag.

Garcia has been in the upper echelon of Phillies prospects for a while now, mostly due to his strong defensive toolset, as well as his knack for contact, but lack of power in the game.

The shortstop will likely return to Jersey Shore very soon, where he hopes to find some solid offensive results.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs vs. Syracuse Mets: L 4-5, W 9-5, W 7-5

C Rafael Marchan – 4 for 8, HR, 2B, R, RBI, BB, K

LHP Ryan Sherriff – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Reading Fightin Phils vs Somerset Patriots: W 7-5, W 9-6, L 3-8

LHP JoJo Romero – 1.0 IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K

RHP Francisco Morales – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Jersey Shore BlueClaws vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks: L 3-4, W 3-1

RHP Mick Abel – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 4 K

OF Ethan Wilson – 3 for 8, 2 2B, R, K

Clearwater Threshers vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers: L 0-3, L 6-7, L 6-8

RHP Jean Cabrera – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 K

LHP Jordi Martinez – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K

More IS Inside the Phillies:

  1. How Mike Trout will join the Phillies
  2. Andrew Painter makes historic start
  3. Could the Phillies soon play at Wawa Park?
  4. Phillies Prospect, 18, makes history
  5. How did Philadelphia end up with Citizens Bank Park?
  6. How the Phillie Phanatic Became America’s Favorite Sports Mascot
  7. This unlikely draft pick could be the final piece in the Phillies’ next blockbuster trade
  8. “The family was more nervous than him”, Stott’s relatives in their early days
  9. Choosing the Phillies’ All-Time Single Season Lineup
  10. Drawing comparisons to Harper, Phillies Prospect Wilson warms up

Be sure to follow Inside the Phillies on Sub-stack and Twitter!

Miami Dolphins cornerbacks ranked behind Xavien Howard


The Miami Dolphins’ best cornerback by far is Xavien Howard, but how do they rank behind him? It’s a very slim unit if we’re being honest.

If we’re being honest, and we were when we looked at unit depth last month, the Dolphins are pretty thin at cornerback. There is a lot of youth and inexperience but if there are positives, there are also talents with potential.

There’s no debating that Howard sits at the top. His play for the past few years has been near the top of the NFL and he’s shaping up to be the best player in the position statistically for Miami.

With Howard at number one, we can safely say that Byron Jones is number two.

Jones isn’t a flashy corner who gets all those big accolades and interceptions that make for the best times, but he’s still good. His calm nature makes him underrated. You don’t hear him complaining, you don’t see him throw his helmet or talk nonsense on the field. He goes out and does his job. In many ways, it’s refreshing.

Jones will make a few mistakes from time to time, but he’s been consistent in being good, better than good in many cases and that’s why the Dolphins have invested in him. Fans want INTs but Jones is a CB who can handle No. 2 receiver or No. 1 without worry.

There are 11 corners or defensive backs listed on the Dolphins roster. By the end of camp, that number will drop to about 6. Of those 11, two are rookies. Elijah Hamilton and Kader Kohou. Needless to say, they rank low given their NFL experience. Here’s how I would rank the remaining CBs.

  • Elijah Campbell – 1 year
  • D’Angelo Ross – 1 year
  • Trill Williams – 1 year
  • Noah Igbinoghene – 2 years old
  • Keion Crossen – 4 years old
  • Quincy Wilson – 4 years old
  • Nik Needham – 3 years old

Crossen could be ranked higher, but his value to the team is more on special teams and we’ll have to see how he does as a corner. Noah Igbinoghene must have a banner year in 2022 or it will likely be his last. Miami can’t wait that long and there’s no way their 5th year option will go through.

Nik Needham is probably the closest player ready to step in if needed. He’s been constantly improving year on year and if he can have a good year in 2022, he’ll get a longer deal which might be overdue.

Despite entering his 6th season in the NFL, Wilson has only played four seasons. He has 11 starts, including one in 2020 when he was with the Jets.

If we look at these ranked players we can clearly see that the depth of the Dolphins is not impressive and honestly I think Williams can have a better future than three of the top four on this list only behind Needham but we need to see him more to be sure.



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Miami Dolphins cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Byron Jones claim the best duo in the NFL


The nature of competition is to find the best. In the NFL, the best team wins the superbowl. The best team of all time ends the perfect season. The best players are recognized by Pro-Bowl and All-Pro selections. The greatest players of all time are immortalized with entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (or are snubbed every year like Zach Thomas and Richmond Webb, but I digress).

Who is the best quarterback in the NFL? Aaron Rodgers? Tom Brady? Patrick Mahomes? Add in all-time greats like Dan Marino, Joe Montana, and Peyton Manning, and the debate only escalates as people dig into the wrong answer just because Marino never won a Super Bowl.

Is the greatest running back Walter Payton, Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, Jim Brown, Earl Campbell…the list can go on. But that’s what makes the sport and being a fan fun. Who is the best is always a discussion that can take place.

This week, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks attempted to rank the best duos in every major NFL position group for 2022. The rankings, of course, are open to debate. Does the pairing of Buffalo Tickets quarterbacks Josh Allen and Case Keenum really better than Arizona Cardinals‘ Kyler Murray and Colt McCoy or Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo for the San Francisco 49ers? Where is the pairing of Mahomes and Chad Henne? Clearly the Kansas City Chiefs‘ The Mahomes/Henne duo is better than Murray/McCoy or Lance/Garoppolo.

See. You can always create a debate.

On the defensive side of the ball, there should be no debate over the best cornerback duo in the league. It is a clearly decided classification. Brooks’ second-place duo of Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters of the Baltimore Ravens and the third tandem of Jaire Alexander and Rasul Douglas from Green Bay Packers both are really good. But they’re not the special duo with the Miami Dolphins.

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Brooks, in acknowledging that Miami’s Xavien Howard and Byron Jones are the best pair of cornerbacks in the league, wrote:

The Dolphins invested heavily in the cornerback position, and it paid off with a stellar performance on the perimeters. Howard and Jones excel at man-to-man coverage systems, and the defense’s success hinges on their ability to put wides in straitjackets. Although the 28-year-old Howard is more of a ballhawk than a tight corner, the perennial Pro Bowler has mastered the art of taking the ball. Whether catching the ball on a spike or reverse pass or aggressively pausing after reading the course, the veteran has a knack for coming down with choices. The 29-year-old Jones lacks the ball skills and instinct to log huge turnover numbers, but he is a sticky defender in coverage. As a decathlete with exceptional speed and jumping ability, the veteran provides all-around coverage against WR2s on the other side of the court. With a pair of high-end corners at his disposal, third-year defensive coordinator Josh Boyer can unleash the dogs on opponents with his aggressive blitz shots.

NFL: Houston Texans vs. Miami Dolphins

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Or maybe there are areas where it is impossible to create a debate. Brooks pretty much explains the simple fact that Miami cornerbacks are the best duo in the league.

It is all good.

No debate and fan bias here.

College Football Recruiting Class Rankings 2023


Arch Manning’s commitment to Texas sent shockwaves through the college football recruiting world and helped the Longhorns enter the top 10. That momentum has since propelled them into the top five, as they landed several other commitments, including two new potential receiving targets in ESPN. 300 WR in the state Johntay Cook II and Jonah Wilson.

Texas’ ascent has placed the Longhorns in the thick of the battle for the No. 1 class, which is becoming increasingly intense. After grabbing headlines with its haul of three ESPN 300 receivers in as many days, Ohio State has also added some strong talent to its defensive backline with several four-star DB pickups, especially Kayin Lee.

These additions have put the Buckeyes on the heels of No. 1-ranked Notre Dame, who are doing their best to fend off any contenders with a pair of recent ESPN 300 commitments to OL Charles Jagusah and ATH Micah Bell, who is projecting cornerback .

A constant contender for the No. 1 class, Alabama began to climb the rankings, moving into the top 10. A key addition was No. 2 CB Tony Mitchell, who boasts a good mix of length, flow and speed, in- Thompson High School State Powerhouse.

Miami and Florida are two programs that are no strangers to the top 25, but have struggled in recent years and are both starting over with new head coaches.

Mario Cristobal’s return to Miami is starting to show positive results, as the Hurricanes landed several key commitments, including from one of the top QB prospects in the class in Jaden Rashada. The ESPN 300 caller from California is a balanced player with a smooth release and good arm strength.

Working on his first full class as head coach in Florida, Billy Napier managed to get the Gators back into the top 25 by strengthening their defense. They added a pair of ESPN 300 prospects in DE Isaiah Nixon and defensive back Sharif Denson, who has good feet and hips and brings a tough style of play to the high school.

ESPN 300 commits: 11 | Previous ranking: 1

Independent ranking: 1
Best Offensive Commitment: WR Braylon James (#46)
Best defensive engagement: OF Keon Keeley (#23)

The Fighting Irish have signed back-to-back top-10 classes and are not only on course to extend that streak, they are also in contention for the nation’s top class. New coach Marcus Freeman has his fingerprints in all of this class with multiple key additions on the defensive side of the ball. Keeley is a long edge defender who can be a disruptive passing presence. LB Drayk Bowen was a big pick-up in the state as Indiana’s top-rated player. The Irish have two ESPN 300 defensive back commitments in Peyton Bowen of Texas and Adon Shuler of New Jersey. There are also promising offensive talents on board, led by ESPN 300 WR James, a long vertical threat who posted a laser 4.47 40 this spring on the camp circuit.

All Blacks v Ireland: Auckland bars prepare for test match


Sydney’s Irish fans crossed the gap for the game of the year. Photo / Raphael Franks

Pubs are preparing in Kingsland for tonight’s game between New Zealand and Ireland.

They’re expecting 3-4 times more than usual, and hours before kick-off the fans are already arriving.

Fans sport their team colors and, so far, the green shirts are hard to spot in a sea of ​​black.

There is no doubt on either side who will win, but the focus is on enjoying the night.

A group of diehard All Blacks fans gather for pre-game drinks.  Photo / Raphael Franks
A group of diehard All Blacks fans gather for pre-game drinks. Photo / Raphael Franks

Lucia Gardner and Pascal Bousquie show their support ahead of the All Blacks test.  Photo / Raphael Franks
Lucia Gardner and Pascal Bousquie show their support ahead of the All Blacks test. Photo / Raphael Franks

All Blacks v Ireland – all you need to know

What’s new ?

All Blacks v Ireland, the opening test of a three match tour. Kick off at 7:05 p.m. at Eden Park.

What’s at stake?

The All Blacks are likely to meet either Ireland or South Africa (whom they will face in two Tests just after this series) in the quarter-finals of next year’s Rugby World Cup. So there will be a lot of tea leaves to sift after this round.

In a word:

If the All Blacks win all three matches, the streak doesn’t matter. If you lose one, we’ll shift nervously in our seats. Lose the series and it’s back to national lockdowns and 1pm briefings.

So, is this one of those half-baked teams that nations from the northern hemisphere send here and we score by 50 points?

No. Ireland are a real team – and tonight’s first test is their best chance to break another barrier, beating the All Blacks at home. They will be greatly helped by the fact that the All Blacks are often testy in their first test of the year.

But the length of the tour should catch up with them by the time they arrive in Wellington for the third test on July 16. Some players will need to double between midweek games against the Māori All Blacks and Saturday Tests – there are three on the bench tonight (Conor Murray, Joey Carberry and Bundee Aki) who featured in Wednesday’s loss against the Maori.

For the Irish, tonight is night.

Erin Dench, James Kilby, Amy and Abbie Dench are confident their team will make it two in a row.  Photo / Raphael Franks
Erin Dench, James Kilby, Amy and Abbie Dench are confident their team will make it two in a row. Photo / Raphael Franks

Also in game:

There is the much-discussed issue of the All Blacks Never Ever Losing at Eden Park. The last time the national team lost was in 1994, when Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around topped the charts and a skinny, bright-eyed kid called Ian Foster played five-eights for Waikato.

Shape of Ireland:

In March, the Irish beat England 32-15 at Twickenham, finishing second in the competition thanks to a 30-24 loss to eventual winners France in Paris.

They have won three of the last five matches between these two teams, having never won an All Black scalp before 2016. Ten of the starters named by coach Andy Farrell were part of the team that won in Dublin last November. These guys know what it takes to beat the All Blacks, and they know how to break hoodoos.

Recent form of the All Blacks:

Let’s just try to stay optimistic, okay?

Who’s the referee?

Englishman Karl Dickson is the referee. He whistled during November’s game between the All Blacks and Italy in Rome – a match which rugby caller ZB Elliott Smith called ‘one of the worst spectacles in rugby’s recent memory’… and he saw Josh Kronfeld perform a paso doble on Dancing with the Stars.

Dickson has a side hustle: He’s part of Out Of The Scrum, a rugby training company that shares practice drills on its Facebook page, including a breakdown practice that feels like a more brutal version of Duck Duck Goose. Along the same lines, he used to blog about parenting issues on Baba’s website.

England referee Karl Dickson during the 2021 game between Italy and the All Blacks.  Photo/Getty Images
England referee Karl Dickson during the 2021 game between Italy and the All Blacks. Photo/Getty Images

So the referee will treat the players like babies?

More sulky teenagers. He was playing a game that involved his former Harlequins teammate Kyle Sinkler last year when the Lions prop looked at him and yelled, “Are you f****** serious.”

Sinkler was not sent to his room.

Has the referee revealed any ideas about his philosophy?

“Never stand directly in front of a baby when changing, always stand to the side.”

The list of patients

Losing a few big names to injury and illness is nothing new, but the All Blacks roster is notable: David Havili, Jack Goodhue, Will Jordan, Joe Moody, Anton Lienert-Brown, Akira Ioane and Ethan Blackadder are all absent. And Covid-19 swept through their coaching staff faster than a bunch of QAnon crazies in the crowd at a Donald Trump rally.

The Irish are without a lock injured Iain Henderson, and Mack Hansen has returned a positive Covid test.

What do the Irish say?

Writing in the Irish Times, Australian-Irish commentator Matt Williams observed that the All Blacks “are dirty, filthy and angry at Ireland for beating them in Dublin last November”.

Mind you, he also said “Kiwis aren’t here to put socks on centipedes” — and we’re pretty sure the actual quote has something to do with ducks and spiders.


Two former World Players of the Year, Beauden Barrett and Johnny Sexton, run the show. In Ireland’s recent success against the All Blacks, containing Barrett has been key – and tourists will have recognized and appreciated the way the Crusaders shut down the No 10 in the Super Rugby final. But, more than ever, it will come down to their big guys versus our big guys.

Catch the action:

Commentary from the test is broadcast live on Newstalk ZB, Gold Sport and iHeartRadio, with a live blog on the Herald.

The match is broadcast on Sky Sport 1 and streamed live on Sky Sport Now. And you can hear the Alternative Commentary Collective’s eminently sensitive hot-takes by tuning into Sky Sport 9, Radio Hauraki or following their iHeartRadio channel.

Go to the game?

Of course, you! 120 trains and buses serve the site free of charge. The good folks at Eden Park’s public relations team tell us they expect to sell 6,500 trays of hot fries and 2,000 boxes of donuts. The PR team also asks – reasonably enough – that anyone attending the game be nice to the staff.

The teams:

All Blacks: Jordie Barrett, Sevu Reece, Rieko Ioane, Quinn Tupaea, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Ofa Tuungafasi, Codie Taylor, George Bower.

Reservations: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Angus Ta’avao, Pita Gus Sowakula, Dalton Papalii, Finlay Christie, Richie Mo’unga, Braydon Ennor.

Ireland: Hugo Keenan, Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe, Johnny Sexton (c), Jamison Gibson-Park, Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Peter O’Mahony, James Ryan, Tadhg Beirne, Tadhg Furlong, Dan Sheehan , Andrew Porter.

Reservations: Dan Heffernan, Finlay Bealham, Cian Healy, Kieran Treadwell, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery, Bundee Aki.

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SEMINOLE, Fla., May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Superior Group of Companies, Inc. (SGC), is pleased to announce the hiring of Catherine Beldotti Donlan, a multifaceted business executive with nearly 25 years of experience in the clothing and footwear industry. Effective immediately, Beldotti Donlan will assume the role of President of the Company’s Superior Uniform Group – Healthcare (SUGH) division.

Beldotti Donlan’s impressive track record in strategic leadership is characterized by notable successes in building and growing sales, marketing and product development teams. His extensive experience spans multi-channel, wholesale, retail and direct-to-consumer verticals for iconic brands such as Converse.®puma®Rika®and Reebok®. Most recently, Beldotti Donlan served as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Retail for Innocor, while also serving as Executive Advisor and Board Member of wellness and fitness brands.

“We are delighted to welcome Catherine to SGC,” said Michael Benstock, President and CEO. “Catherine’s leadership experience includes executing winning sales strategies (wholesale, retail and consumer), marketing, product development and product launches. We look forward to welcoming her to our team and, together to take our healthcare division to the next level of growth and profitability.”

In 2018, Beldotti Donlan began her most recent role at Innocor™, where she led a $430 million business that spanned a variety of traditional brands. At Innocor, Beldotti Donlan spearheaded a strategic shift that strengthened underdeveloped channels, driving double-digit growth after flat or declining revenue. She spent the previous seven years as General Manager for North America and Vice President of Converse, where she built a legacy of success, including defining strategies that led the company to cross the threshold of a billion dollars in revenue. Prior to Converse, Beldotti Donlan spent over three years at Puma North America leading strategic growth initiatives for key accounts. These successful roles were sparked by his love for fitness and built on his early career in sales, marketing and product development at Ryka and Reebok. She earned her bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Tufts University, where she also served as captain of the Tufts lacrosse team.

Beldotti Donlan said, “I couldn’t be more excited to join Superior Uniform Group. I look forward to being part of this dynamic leadership team and building on the incredible foundation that has been created. I am passionate about the opportunity to drive the next phase of innovation and strategic growth together.

Beldotti Donlan will report directly to SGC Chairman and CEO Michael Benstock.

Along with the hiring of Beldotti Donlan comes the announcement that Peter Benstock will transition to a strategic advisor role for the remainder of 2022 before retiring in 2023. Benstock will spend the remainder of his tenure serving as an internal resource to help Beldotti Donlan. as President, while focusing on other strategic initiatives.

SGC CEO Michael Benstock said, “We want to take this opportunity to thank Peter for successfully leading our healthcare division through a pandemic and all the supply chain issues that have created the one of the toughest times in our company’s 102-year history. Peter has been a key member of the SGC team for over 40 years and the impact of his legacy will continue well beyond his retirement.

Peter Benstock added: “It has been one of the great honors of my life to help build one of the best companies in the world for more than four decades. It’s been my life’s work and I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve built together. Knowing that my legacy is in Catherine’s incredibly capable hands gives me confidence in the future of this division. I am more than impressed with Catherine; I am thrilled with the opportunities his vision and leadership will create for this dynamic team and how his tireless and tenacious work ethic will drive our healthcare divisions and brands to unprecedented levels of greatness.

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fashion seal® and VSReso IDyourace are iconic medical apparel divisions of Superior Group of Companies, Healthcare. Each is a leading US provider of caregiver uniforms and image apparel. They specialize in innovative uniform program design, global manufacturing and state-of-the-art distribution. Every day, more than four million Americans come to work wearing a uniform from Superior Uniform Group, Healthcare.

BAMKO®, Tangerine Specials®, Public identity®Gifts by designSutter’s Mill Specialties and Guardian productsare iconic promotional products and branded product marks of Superior Group of Companies. They provide unique custom branding, design, sourcing and marketing solutions to some of the world’s most successful brands.

HPI® is Superior Group of Companies Employee Identification Branded Uniform Division. HPI is one of our nation’s largest and most respected designers, manufacturers and fulfillment companies. More than two million people walk to work every day wearing HPI uniforms.

Office gurus® is a global provider of personalized call and contact center support. A true strategic partner, The Office Gurus implements customized solutions for its clients to accelerate their growth and improve their customers’ service experiences.

SGC’s commitment to service, technology, quality, and value-added benefits, along with its financial strength and resources, provides unparalleled support for the diverse needs of its customers while adopting a “Customer Driven” approach. first, every time! philosophy and culture in all its sectors of activity.

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Two Dolphins named to NFL ’40 under 40′ list for 2022


The Miami Dolphins organization has been filled with young talent in recent years, which seems to have given them one of the brightest futures of any NFL team. With 39-year-old Mike McDaniel at the helm, there’s hope for a fan base that hasn’t seen a playoff win in more than 20 years.

However, McDaniel isn’t the only young mind in the coaching staff or front office worth hyping up. Athleticism recently compiled a list of the top 40 coaches, executives, agents and “other rising stars” under the age of 40. McDaniel being on this list comes as no surprise, considering he’s the most recent coach to receive the ‘awesome boy’ moniker. . The other Miami rep on the roster, Brandon Shore, is a bit of a shocker.

Shore, 36, is entering his 12th season with the Dolphins and currently serves as the team’s senior vice president of football and business administration. With all the deals Miami has made this offseason, its appearance on the roster makes a little more sense.

Here’s what Lindsay Jones of The Athletic had to say about Shore:

“Shore began his career with the Dolphins as a football administrative assistant and quietly rose through the ranks of the human resources and personnel departments over the next 12 years. He was promoted to his current position in 2019. and is the team’s lead contract negotiator.

Shore has received nominations for this list from agents and peers on other teams for his professionalism in negotiations and his acumen in managing the Dolphins salary cap. He played a leading role in the Dolphins’ massive trade and subsequent contract extension for receiver Tyreek Hill earlier this year, while also making major deals to sign left tackle Terron Armstead and extend cornerback starring Xavien Howard.

Miami has a lot going for it this year, and a big part of it has been the work of McDaniel and Shore, with obvious help from general manager Chris Grier. If the Dolphins are to reach their potential, these three will have to keep up the great work.

The new Citroën e-C4 X wants to be all cars for everyone


Citroën quotes fastback, SUV and all the space of a four-door for its new… electric *car*

This is the new Citroën e-C4 X, which is – at least judging by the number of segments cited by Citroën – everything for everyone.

It’s a mid-size car, offering “the sleek silhouette of a fastback with the modern attitude of an SUV and the timeless refinement and space of a four-door”, according to Citroën. So everything, then.

While other places around the world will be allowed to buy petrol and diesel versions of the new Citroën… car, here in the UK we only get electric. The 100 kW motor is paired with a 50 kWh battery, producing 134 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque.

Citroën is counting on a 0-62mph time of 9.5 seconds “in Sport mode”, a top speed of 93mph, while the maximum range is 224 miles. There’s of course regenerative braking and three driving modes – Eco, Normal and the aforementioned Sport.

Perhaps more important than that 0-62mph time is the 0-80% battery recharge time – the fastest the e-C4 X can manage is 30 minutes on a 100kW DC station . A 32 amp wall box can fill it up in 7.5 hours, or you can plug it into a normal outlet “for occasional needs”.

Being a Citroën, it’s designed for comfort – a good thing, don’t forget – and benefits from a “progressive hydraulic cushion” suspension setup. This combines hydraulic stops with shock absorbers and springs instead of mechanical stops, which work in two stages depending on the load.

If you try to imagine the size, it sits between the regular C4 hatchback and the C5 X, and is based on the former’s CMP platform. Same wheelbase as the C4, therefore. Slippery shape too, which is pretty obvious judging by that fastback roofline, with Citroën citing a drag coefficient of 0.29.

Citroën’s new “face” is matched by a body that the designers wanted to stretch for more rear space and a larger trunk, without making the whole thing “unsightly”. You decide if they succeeded. Being a 2022 car, there’s naturally plenty of connectivity, plenty of interior space with reclined rear seats, a 510-litre boot, plenty of storage and plenty of connections for things. All very practical and useful for real humans.

Citroën boss Vincent Cobée said: “Many customers have told us they want an affordable, responsible and stylish alternative to the mass of sedan and SUV offerings in the volume compact car segment, and it’s our best interpretation of that need – a forward-looking vision. , distinctive cross-country design that offers all the comfort, technology, safety and value you expect from Citroën, but also exceptional limo roominess and versatility, with the advantage of zero-emissions and 100% electric power” .

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NFL Front-Office ranking: Belichick, Patriots in freefall?


Guess we shouldn’t be surprised, considering he hasn’t won a playoff game since Tom Brady left town. But the legacy and legend of Bill Belichick continues to be tarnished as the New England Patriots enter their 2022 season.

In the NFL Draft, critics and even peers – the Los Angeles Rams mean something to you? – beat the Pats to reach offensive lineman Cole Strange in the first round and receiver Tyquan Thornton in the second. Seemingly desperate for improvements at linebacker following the departures of Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins and Dont’a Hightower, Belichick completely ignored the position in the draft and instead spent valuable assets on positions of strength: quarterback -back and running back.

For their curious draft and lackluster maneuvers in free agency, the Patriots received the NFL’s worst offseason rating by analytics site Pro Football Focus. But again, New England negotiated two of the most favorable contracts for the team in the league with Matthew Judon and Kendrick Bourne.

So what is it: Did Belichick lose his fastball? Or did he just smartly demote in a cap-strapped year?

In PThe latest FF ranking of NFL front offices, it seems to be … both. Belichick receives criticism but is also let loose, with his essentially one-man think tank ranking 13th.

PFF explains:

We’ll never rely on Belichick, but his spending spree in 2021 didn’t yield the expected results. Hunter Henry and Matthew Judon played well in their first seasons as Patriots, but Nelson Agholor and Jonnu Smith’s contracts already look like failures. Short of the cap in 2022, Belichick’s big move to round out his sophomore quarterback was… to trade for 29-year-old DeVante Parker. The legendary New England head coach will have a chance to reset next offseason.

Just as painful as the Pats’ slide into mid-pack mediocrity is the fact that the No. 1-ranked front office resides in Buffalo, where PFF says general manager Brandon Beane’s outfit is “the blueprint for every front office in the NFL. “

As for the rest of the AFC East, the New York Jets are ranked 18th and the Miami Dolphins are 20th.

Proteas rookies prepare for test against experienced England side


Women’s cricket team Proteas head to their first Test match in eight years – and only their 13th overall – at Taunton on Monday when they take on the team with the most experience in the format: England.

Monday’s historic encounter will be England’s third Test in just over a year and they have played 97 in all. Most of their squad was involved in an Ashes Test against Australia in January.

South Africa’s preparations for what is truly a daunting step into the unknown have been rocked by the injury-induced unavailability of top fast bowler Shabnim Ismail (calf fatigue) and all-rounder Chloe Tryon (hip ). The in-form Ayabonga Khaka will also not play as she declared herself unavailable for the test cricket before the start of the tour.

“We would have liked to have had these three seniors, with their experience and skills, but it’s not a big setback,” captain Sune Luus said on Sunday.

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“We still have a very good team, the youngsters have shown they can step up in the last rounds we have played and I have full confidence in them. The team is the future of South African cricket” , added Luus.

“It’s our first test in eight years and we’re going to make the most of it as much as possible. We’re winning the red ball from the Dukes for the first time and we’re delighted to have this opportunity.

“Test cricket hasn’t always been the most important thing for women’s cricket, but hopefully we can play more of it in the future,” Luus said.

Range of skills required

Successfully playing Test Cricket will require a range of skills from a Proteas team that is very inexperienced in long-playing.

“It’s all new for us in the test matches and we’re very excited,” said Luus. “We don’t really know what Test cricket is and how it’s done, but it will be a good challenge for our skills.

“You have to concentrate for long stretches and you have to be on top of your game. We worked on our game plans and what is needed at certain times.

“It’s going to be a work in progress, we’re going to go session by session, we’ll learn all the time. It will be a great introduction and opportunity.

“It’s a real honor to wear our Test caps for the first time. There will be a lot of Test debuts and it will be a special day for us,” said Luus.

The game starts at 12 p.m. SA time

AP source: Gareth Bale signs with MLS leaders Los Angeles FC


Gareth Bale of Wales celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Netherlands and Wales at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Tuesday June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Gareth Bale of Wales celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Netherlands and Wales at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Tuesday June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)


Los Angeles FC have agreed a deal for Welsh striker Gareth Bale to join Major League Soccer following his departure from Real Madrid, a person familiar with the deal has told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Saturday as details of the 12-month deal are still being finalized between Bale and MLS leaders LAFC, which also added Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini to its roster this month -this.

Bale, 32, moves to the United States after spending most of the last nine years in Madrid. His contract expires this summer, making him a free agent after his tenure with the current Champions League winners ends.

Bale essentially confirmed the move with a tweet on Saturday, writing, “See you soon Los Angeles,” along with a video of himself in an LAFC jersey and hat.

Bale is one of the most dynamic attacking players of his generation when healthy and in a top team. He scored 106 goals in 258 appearances for Madrid, who won five Champions League titles and three La Liga crowns during his tenure.

But Bale has played sparingly and at times ineffectively for Madrid in recent years. He made just seven appearances for the European champions last season while battling several injuries.

Bale also went on a season-long loan to Tottenham in 2020-21, scoring 16 goals in 34 appearances for Spurs. The brilliant goalscorer joined Madrid from Spurs in 2013 for a then-record transfer fee.

Bale will get a fresh start in sunny Southern California alongside Chiellini, who joined LAFC after 17 seasons at Juventus and an impressive international career for Italy.

Bale is rumored to be considering retirement if Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup, but his national side secured a place in Qatar last month. Bale will be able to chase a trophy in Los Angeles while still staying fit for the rigors of the World Cup.

The MLS regular season ends on October 9, while the MLS Cup final – the potential final game of the MLS season – is scheduled for November 5, just over two weeks before the start of the League Cup. world.

Bale and Chiellini would both be eligible to make their debuts for LAFC after the secondary transfer window opens on July 7. LAFC hosts arch-rival LA Galaxy on July 8.

They are expected to join a formidable core alongside Mexican striker and former MLS MVP Carlos Vela, whose tenure at LAFC is set to be extended after his own contract expires this summer.

LAFC signs both Chiellini and Bale with targeted allocated money, an accolade that leaves a Designated Player slot open if the club decides to add another star player who can be paid above the MLS salary cap .

LAFC have been among the top teams in MLS since their inception as an expansion franchise in 2018, but despite winning a supporters’ shield as regular-season champions, the club have yet to lift the league’s post-season trophy.


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The 15 Best Infiniti Cars of All Time


Every few years, the design team of video game developers Polyphony Digital invites a new group of manufacturers to design cars, especially for their iconic racing game series, Gran Turismo. In 2014, it was Infiniti’s turn, and the automaker responded by creating one of its most stunning designs to date. With swooping lines and race-ready aerodynamics, the Infiniti Vision Gran Turismo featured a 4.5-liter V8 engine with hybrid technology and a near-perfect 45:55 weight distribution between the front and the back. It was designed purely for the track, with a particular focus on optimizing aerodynamics to provide great downforce at high speeds.

At first, the concept was unveiled only in digital form, but in 2015 Infiniti also unveiled a real version at the Shanghai Motor Show. Unfortunately, the show car was not functional, but it nevertheless attracted a lot of attention. Too bad the brand has never developed a road-legal version, even if it was only a one-off. Infiniti would do well to learn from longtime rival Lexus, which lost money on every LFA sold, but in doing so, advertised the brand heavily and attracted more consumers to its core vehicles. Infiniti’s declining sales indicate an urgent need to revive its brand image, and finally taking the plunge and making a low-volume halo car could help bring attention to Nissan’s struggling luxury arm.

Moody’s National Bank Trust Division sells 100 shares of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE)


Moody’s National Bank Trust Division reduced its holdings of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE – Get Rating) stock by 3.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent SEC filing. The institutional investor held 3,038 shares of the shoemaker after selling 100 shares during the period. Moody’s National Bank Trust Division holdings in NIKE were worth $409,000 when it last filed with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also increased or reduced their stakes in the company. Aquire Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in NIKE stock during the fourth quarter worth approximately $26,000. Retirement Planning Co of New England Inc. bought a new position in NIKE stock during the fourth quarter, valued at around $26,000. Horan Securities Inc. bought a new position in NIKE stock during the fourth quarter worth approximately $29,000. Sycomore Asset Management bought a new position in NIKE stock during the fourth quarter worth approximately $31,000. Finally, Alpha Paradigm Partners LLC bought a new position in NIKE stock during the fourth quarter worth approximately $31,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors hold 65.35% of the company’s shares.

NKE stock opened at $108.00 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $169.97 billion, a PE ratio of 28.50, a P/E/G ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 2.18 and a current ratio of 3.06. The company’s fifty-day moving average is $117.21 and its 200-day moving average is $135.06. NIKE, Inc. has a 1-year low of $103.46 and a 1-year high of $179.10.

NIKE (NYSE:NKE – Get Rating) last released its quarterly results on Monday, March 21. The shoemaker reported EPS of $0.87 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.14. NIKE had a net margin of 13.06% and a return on equity of 43.04%. The company posted revenue of $10.90 billion for the quarter, versus analyst estimates of $10.61 billion. In the same quarter last year, the company earned earnings per share of $0.90. The company’s revenue increased 4.8% year over year. Research analysts predict that NIKE, Inc. will post earnings per share of 3.68 for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 1. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 6 will receive a dividend of $0.305. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 3. This represents an annualized dividend of $1.22 and a dividend yield of 1.13%. NIKE’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 32.19%.

A number of equity research analysts have recently commented on the stock. StockNews.com took over NIKE stock coverage in a research report on Thursday, March 31. They set a “holding” rating for the company. KGI Securities downgraded NIKE shares from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a Monday, May 23 research report. Cowen lowered his target price on NIKE shares from $139.00 to $133.00 in a research report on Thursday. Wells Fargo & Company cut its price target on NIKE shares from $165.00 to $150.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a Wednesday, June 1 research report. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a target price of $132.00 on NIKE shares in a research report on Thursday. One analyst rated the stock with a sell rating, eight gave the stock a hold rating, and twenty-three gave the stock a buy rating. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $155.85.

Separately, chief financial officer Matthew Friend sold 9,032 shares of the company in a transaction dated Monday, June 13. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.52, for a total value of $998,216.64. Following the transaction, the CFO now directly owns 51,581 shares of the company, valued at $5,700,732.12. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, accessible via this link. Additionally, COO Andrew Campion sold 14,203 shares of the company in a trade dated Friday, June 3. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.61, for a total transaction of $1,713,023.83. Following completion of the transaction, the COO now directly owns 73,795 shares of the company, valued at $8,900,414.95. The disclosure of this sale can be found here. 3.70% of the shares are held by insiders of the company.

NIKE Company Profile (Get a rating)

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories worldwide. The company offers NIKE-branded products in six categories, including running, NIKE basketball, Jordan brand, football, training and sportswear. It also markets products designed for children, as well as other sports and recreational uses, such as American football, baseball, cricket, golf, lacrosse, skateboarding, tennis, volleyball- ball, walking, wrestling and other outdoor activities; and apparel with licensed college and pro team and league logos, as well as athletic apparel.

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2022 NFL Training Camp Schedule


We’re close to the start of NFL 2022 training camps, but how close? Glad you asked.

The NFL released the locations and reporting dates for every NFL training camp on Thursday, so we’ve compiled this list of one-stop-shops below. Whether you’re looking to see how quickly rookies like Travon Walker of the Jacksonville Jaguars or Aidan Hutchinson of the Detroit Lions adapt to professional life, hoping to see star players in new places (Russell Wilson with the Denver Broncos or Tyreek Hill with the Miami Dolphins, maybe), or if you just want to see your team’s favorite veterans, here’s where and when each camp begins.

So start planning your trip now.

To place: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Declaration dates: July 21 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Atlanta Falcons Training Center, Flowery Branch, Georgia
Declaration dates: July 19 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Under Armor Performance Center, Owings Mills, Maryland
Declaration dates: July 19 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
Declaration dates: July 18 (rookies), July 23 (veterans)

To place: Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Declaration dates: July 26 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: PNC Center at Halas Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois
Declaration dates: July 23 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
Declaration dates: July 23 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: CrossCountry Mortgage Campus, Berea, Ohio
Declaration dates: July 22 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Marriott Residence Inn, Oxnard, CA
Declaration dates: July 26 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: UCHealth Training Center, Englewood, Colorado
Declaration dates: July 26 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Detroit Lions Training Center, Allen Park, Michigan
Declaration dates: July 23 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Nitschke Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Declaration dates: July 22 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Houston Methodist Training Center, Houston
Declaration dates: July 24 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Grand Park, Westfield, Indiana
Declaration dates: July 23 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Jacksonville Episcopal School, Jacksonville, Florida
Declaration dates: July 24 (rookies), July 24 (veterans)

To place: Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Missouri
Declaration dates: July 22 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, Henderson, Nevada
Declaration dates: July 18 (rookies), July 20 (veterans)

To place: Jack Hammett Sports Complex, Costa Mesa, California
Declaration dates: July 19 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Declaration dates: July 23 (rookies), July 23 (veterans)

To place: Baptist Health Training Complex, Miami Gardens, Florida
Declaration dates: July 19 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: TCO Performance Center, Eagan, Minnesota
Declaration dates: July 24 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
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To place: Ochsner Sports Performance Center, Metairie, Louisiana
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To place: Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Declaration dates: July 19 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, New Jersey
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To place: NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia
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To place: Saint Vincent’s College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Declaration dates: July 26 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: SAP Performance Facility, Santa Clara, CA
Declaration dates: July 26 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Washington
Declaration dates: July 26 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: AdventHealth Training Center, Tampa, Florida
Declaration dates: July 23 (rookies), July 26 (veterans)

To place: Saint Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, Tennessee
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To place: The Park, Ashburn, Virginia
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Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill says he received death threats for comments about Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes


Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill said on the latest episode of his podcast that he received death threats on social media after saying he thought Tua Tagovailoa was a more accurate passer than Patrick. Mahomes.

“On every social media account I have, I’ve received death threats,” Hill said. in the second episode of “It had to be said”, which was released on Tuesday.

Hill, who was traded by the Kansas City Chiefs to the Dolphins this offseason, said in the first episode of his podcast that Mahomes has “the stronger arm, but when it comes to accuracy, I’m going with Tua all the way.” daytime”. He also said Mahomes might struggle without him and was underutilized last season at Kansas City, despite leading the team with a career-high 111 catches.

“I just feel like a lot of people overreacted for no reason. They really didn’t see what I said. A lot of people just act out of emotion,” Hill said in the episode. released on Tuesday.

“We all know Patrick Mahomes is awesome. We know that,” Hill said. “But, right now, I’m going into a new season with a new quarterback trying to go in the same direction as Patrick and do great things and lead this team to a Super Bowl championship — which is as great, in my opinion. He just doesn’t get the accolades – of yet. I believe in him.”

Mahomes said last week he was “a little surprised” by Hill’s comments. He speculated that Hill’s comments “probably had something to do with trying to get stuff on his podcast and get it rolling.” He said, however, “I still love Tyreek.”

Hill said on the latest episode of his podcast that it was “tough” to leave Kansas City and Mahomes, whom he called “arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Top two, and he is not two”.

Hill said he would “never” shoot Mahomes and that the move to Miami was best for his family.

“If anyone wants to give me the heat for doing what’s best for me and my family, go ahead and give me the heat, baby… y’all can tell me garbage all day. day, yada, yada, death threat to Mr. Cheetah Whatever you want to say to Mr. Cheetah, you can do it, but please man keep my family out of reach That’s all I ask,” he said.

U of A students design SHED to house sports and play equipment for the Indigenous community


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Sheds may conjure up images of gardening equipment and old lawn mowers, but some competitive students have repurposed the name and filled one with tools for fun in a First Nations community northwest of Edmonton.

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Working with Indigenous mentors, University of Alberta students designed the structure to store and provide access to sports and recreation equipment as well as arts and crafts materials. They dubbed it the SHED (Spiritual Holistic Exercise Den), in Kapawe’no First Nation, just northwest of Lesser Slave Lake.

Undergraduate students from the university’s Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation pitched the idea in a case competition as part of their internship, in which participants designed a solution to a challenge posed by an organization. In this case, they were working with the Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta (ISCA), which helps break down barriers that limit Indigenous access to sports and recreation.

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Tracy Whatmore, the faculty internship advisor who organized the competition, said students respond to survey results ISCA collected from the communities it serves, some of which highlighted a need for sports facilities. and physical activity, especially on reserves and in rural areas.

“The survey results revealed that these community members would participate if such programs or access to equipment existed,” Whatmore said in a telephone interview. Out of 22 competing teams, the group behind Project SHED met that demand with a first-place finish, she added, “and so far the evaluation of the project has been incredibly positive.”

With support from a CEWIL Canada grant that funds work-integrated learning, students spent the past winter bringing a pilot SHED to life before launching it in Kapawe’no First Nation in May, Whatmore said. .

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Much like Edmonton’s Green Shack program, which provides play and hobby centers throughout the city, the SHED contains equipment for land-based activities such as archery, fishing and hunting, as well as baseball, volleyball and other mainstream sports, Whatmore added.

Students selected content in consultation with the community, Whatmore explained, and included materials for traditional activities such as beadwork and games such as high kick, a sport in which competitors leap vertically to strike. a suspended target.

“It had to be co-created,” Whatmore said. “It had to reflect what the data shows, and it had to have feedback from those who live in Indigenous communities. »

To this end, the ISCA also provided the student teams with access to Indigenous advisors and judges who guided and assessed their work.

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ISCA Executive Director Jacob Hendy told Postmedia the organization is hearing rave reviews about SHED and interest from several other Indigenous communities who are also hoping for theirs.

“We would love to expand if we can get more funding,” Hendy said over the phone. “Having a one-stop-shop to house everything – not many places have that.”

Whatmore said she was already applying for another grant to fund an expansion.

The SHED pilot cost around $7,500 fully provisioned, she said, and she hopes students will create four more — a potential boon to communities as well as students who can apply their education in the real world. .

Youth stand outside a shed designed to house sports, play and craft equipment at Kapawe'no First Nation.
Youth stand outside a shed designed to house sports, play and craft equipment at Kapawe’no First Nation. Photo by Tracy Whatmore /Provided

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My Oh My, where are all the Pacific Northwest sports fans?


SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the Northwest braces for warmer weather and spends more time outdoors, the latest PEMCO Insurance survey suggests that many residents may not be cheering on their local professional sports teams this summer. The reason? Most survey respondents attribute their lack of enthusiasm for local sports to team performance.

With baseball season in full swing, the PEMCO survey reveals only one in three respondents say they are loyal to blue, with 34% committing to being a die-hard supporter or fan of Major League Baseball. Instead, 17% say they’re fair-weather MLB fans — those who tend to only root when their team wins — and 49% say they’re not a fan at all.

When it comes to Major League Soccer, the outlook is even bleaker. While 24% say they support or are avid fans of professional football teams in our region, nearly two in three respondents (60%) say they are not fans of MLS teams at all.

And in a blow to women’s professional sports teams — one of which happens to be one of Seattle’s most successful franchises — just 17% of Pacific Northwesterners consider themselves dedicated fans of the WNBA and WMLS.

“As a sports fan myself, I have to admit it’s a bit surprising that many of our friends and neighbors say they aren’t as enthusiastic about our local teams,” said the PEMCO spokesperson Derek Wing. “It’s especially surprising when you compare these results with how ingrained sports fandom seems to be in our local culture – from waving 12th Man flags and Blue Fridays to joining the Timbers Army and Rose City. Riveters.”

When it comes to supporting the National Football League, the numbers tell a different story, with around half (49%) saying they are a die-hard NFL supporter or fan. In Seattle, 57% of respondents are true football fans and 38% of Portland residents consider themselves either die-hard NFL supporters or fans.

As a result, 46% of Seattle residents who love sports consider the Seattle Seahawks their favorite sports team, and 33% of Portlanders claim the Portland Trail Blazers as their favorite sports franchise.

However, respondents say these two teams also have the most fans in good weather. One in three Seattleites (35%) agreed the Seattle Seahawks have the most fans in good weather and 21% of Portlanders think the Portland Trail Blazers also have the most fans in good weather.

The Northwest’s newest professional sports league, the NHL, is also popular with fair-weather fans, with 20% of survey respondents admitting they fall into this camp.

Yet among those who are fans of a North West professional sports team, only around one in four (26%) say they show their support by attending games in person. Instead, many say they show their fandom by watching games on TV (57%) or wearing team apparel (44%).

When asked why respondents thought their favorite teams had the most fans in good weather or lack of fans in general, Seattle and Portlanders (48%) said it was due to inconsistent performance. of the team.

For a full summary of PEMCO’s proprietary poll results, visit www.pemco.com/blog/nw-polls, where you’ll find responses collected by FBK Research of Seattle in February 2022.

About the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Survey

PEMCO Mutual Insurance commissioned this independent survey, conducted by Seattle-based FBK Research, which asked residents of Washington and Oregon about driving habits and attitudes toward current Northwest issues. The sample size, 481 respondents in the Seattle metro area (King, Snohomish, Pierce counties) and 399 respondents in the Portland metro area (Multnomah, Marion, Clackamas counties, Washington) gives an accuracy of +/- – 5.0% respectively at the 95% confidence level. In other words, if this study was conducted 100 times, in 95 cases the data will not vary by more than the associated error range.

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PEMCO Mutual Insurance is the defender of your Northwest, providing auto, home, renters and boat coverage. We are constantly recognized for our exceptional service, the expertise of our employees and our social impact. Our mutual benefit programs increase the levels of achievement of young people in education; building stronger and greener environments; and increase safety at home, on the road and at play. Our mission: Free our communities to worry less and live more. To learn more, visit www.pemco.com.

‘Documents found in Jersey mansion link trust to Ghislaine Maxwell family’


JERSEY has been highlighted in a damning report by the Miami Herald, after documents were allegedly found at an island mansion linking a former local trust company to the family of longtime lover Jeffrey Epstein and co – sex trafficking conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell.

The documents relate to La Hougue Trust and are believed to have been found a decade ago by heiress Tanya Dick-Stock at St John’s Manor, a 58-acre country home where she spent part of her childhood with her father, then Lord John Dick. The trust was based on multi-million pound ownership.

Ms Dick-Stock and her husband, Darrin, said they found hundreds of thousands of documents relating to the trust company locked away in the mansion’s indoor squash court in 2012.

These are now the subject of a joint investigation by the Miami Herald and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) – a global network of investigative journalists, and have been featured on the national newspaper’s front page on Gorey Harbor photo background. and the Chateau de Mont Orgueil in the run-up to Maxwell’s conviction for sex trafficking.

The 60-year-old will be sentenced later this month after being found guilty of five of six trafficking charges by a US court in December.

In an article titled “Isle of Jersey Keeping Sordid Secrets of the Rich and Powerful”, authors Leah McGrath Goodman, Ben Wieder and Kevin G Hall wrote: “Offshore companies registered in Jersey have been linked to the US crisis from the savings and loans of the 1980s, arms deals in the Middle East, major drug seizures and bankruptcies, and the Goldman Sachs deal that earned billions for the hedge funder of Wall Street, John Paulson, but forced the bank to pay a half-billion-dollar settlement to the Securities and Exchange Commission over claims misled investors.

The articles claim that the extent and source of the Maxwell family’s wealth has long been a mystery, but that the La Hougue documents offer “tantalizing clues”, and add that Maxwell’s trial showed how she and Epstein – who died in US federal custody in August 2019, taking his secrets with him, used offshore companies “to build, disguise and conceal their wealth”.

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The treasury documents allegedly disclose that La Hougue worked with Ghislaine’s older brothers, Ian and Kevin Maxwell, and contain evidence of highly irregular business activities in publicly traded US companies, secret stock trading and possible securities violations, while millions of dollars in payments transferred through offshore companies to members of the Maxwell family”.

The Maxwell siblings’ father Robert, once a media baron with holdings including Mirror Group Newspapers and Macmillan Publishers and a former British Labor MP, died in mysterious circumstances in 1991. He was found drowned off the Canary Islands after disappearing from her yacht, Madame Ghislaine.

After his death, the Maxwell brothers were accused of helping him loot his media assets, including £460million from the Mirror Group pension fund. They were acquitted after an eight-month trial in 1996, which cost British prosecutors £25million.

Tanya Dick-Stock and her father have been in a bitter legal battle for years as she believes the Canadian-born businessman plundered his legitimate trusts for millions. Mr Dick denies any wrongdoing and claims the whole family were victims of fraudulent activity.

“Dick originally founded La Hougue to manage his real estate assets, but the financial company’s services grew to include document fabrication and forgery; the creation of fictitious accounts; hiding the identity of customers; and a litany of techniques for hiding money from high-end customers overseas,” according to the Miami Herald articles.

The articles also claim that the States of Jersey Police once held the 333 boxes of documents, but took no action on anything detailed in the logs.

“The Jersey government is aware of these media reports,” a spokesman said yesterday.

“They contain allegations of criminal conduct, and it would not be appropriate to comment.”

Contacted by reporters from the Miami Herald, the Maxwell brothers said they could not recall any details from La Hougue Trust.

Miami #Dolphins Tuesday Night Random Live Thread | 06/21


today is Tuesday ..

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And with James in a bit of a pickle, the big boss in charge asked if anyone else could post tonight’s live feed. But before I post all the essential stuff that James usually writes, tonight’s question is simple:

Who do you think will be the Miami Dolphins‘lead the running back in 2022? What might their stats look like and how do you see litters being split with so many veteran mouths to feed?

Here are the important things James usually says.

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program makes fishing accessible to children | News, Sports, Jobs


ESCANABA – In an effort to increase youth participation in the sport of fishing, Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sport Fisherman, Inc. recently donated fishing kits to local libraries and harbor masters for youth to use. to rent out. This program originated at the Escanaba Public Library in March 2019, with the Fisherman’s Club responding to a grant request made by the library to purchase and distribute fishing rods to local youth. More recently, the club has expanded its program to include Gladstone Public Library, Gladstone City Harbor Master and Escanaba Marina Harbor Master.

“One of our main goals as a club is to support youth fishing and encourage youth fishing activities, so we have started this rod verification process and project,” Bay de Noc Great Leaks Sport Fisherman, Inc. board member Rich Beauvais said. “Fishing is a fun activity that kids can get involved in. It helps them get out of the house and do something.”

Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sport Fishermen, Inc. is a local club dedicated to restoring, promoting and developing fishing in the Little and Big Bay of Noc. The club, which has over 400 members, actively organizes community events to ensure that the sport of fishing and the industry it brings to our local community stays alive. Part of this process is introducing children to sports.

“We realized as a club that fishing, like hunting and other outdoor recreation, struggles to get young people out,” said Beauvais. “It takes a certain amount of equipment and materials to do some of these activities, so providing that to kids will help them get involved early.”

Each pole comes equipped with a basic bobber, sinker and carabiner that lets kids put a hook on the line. Rods also come with their own miniature tackle boxes, which contain a variety of jigs, soft baits and additional hooks, floats and sinkers for renters to test out. The Escanaba Library currently houses 10 fishing rods, while the other three locations hold eight. Pole reels are also available in a small variety.

“There are two types of reels available. Open face spools, where you can actually see the line on the spool, then closed face spools, where the line is closed,” said Beauvais. “There’s a little different technique when using these different reels, so kids will be more comfortable with one or the other.”

Fishermen’s club members pre-planned pole distribution locations, hoping to provide local children with rental accommodation with nearby access to water. While Harbor Masters is located directly on the water, Gladstone and Escanaba Libraries are within walking distance of Little Bay de Noc.

“The harbours, both at Gladstone and at Escanaba, are excellent places for fishing”, said Beauvais. “When I was a child, I fished in the port of Escanaba all along the coast, in the holds of boats, everywhere. It is therefore an ideal place for children to fish.

Gladstone Public Library is looking forward to integrating the fishing rod program into its regular services. Once children have signed a parental permission slip, they can rent the poles as if they were borrowing a library book.

“It’s a great service, especially being so close to the harbor and the lake,” Kari Fassbender, media assistant at Gladstone Public Library, said. “There are so many kids in the area who already enjoy going fishing there, so this service will be great for them.”

The Fisherman’s Club provided services and events for young people long before its rod rental program was established. In fact, the club organizes an annual event “AYA” Tournament, which stands for Angler Young Angler. This event, which will take place on August 27, associates two young people with two fishermen during a one-day fishing tournament. Prizes are awarded to groups with the best catches.

“To show these kids more how to use the rods, use the gear and where to fish, I think that will go a long way in driving this program,” said Beauvais. “Once these kids start catching, they tend to get hooked and get really excited about fishing.”

In addition to increasing youth engagement, the Fisherman’s Club is also working with the Department of Natural Resources to help restore fish populations in Nocs Bay. The club annually raises walleye, trout and whitefish from egg to fry. Once the fish reach the fry stage, they are released into the bays.

“We are working with the DNR, the Indian community and the local community to make this all happen,” said Beauvais. “We even raise some of these fry to seven or eight inches before releasing them back into the bay in the fall.”

Hoping to expand its rod and rod program, the Fisherman’s Club plans to offer a few youth fishing clinics by the end of the summer. Although the club already participates in Children’s Fishing Day at Pocket Park, an annual event in partnership with the DNR, these fishing clinics would show local youth the basics of the sport, including technique, lessons on hooks and jigs, and find the best places to fish.

“We encourage children to take advantage of this program and the upcoming youth clinics,” said Beauvais. “With a pole, a hook, a reel and a worm, you can develop a very fun hobby.”

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Trey Wade Bradley Parnell wins $10,000 in ABT Final on Lake Eufaula with 19.71 By Jason Duran


Trey Wade Bradley Parnell wins $10,000 in ABT Final on Lake Eufaula with 19.71

By Jason Duran

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Eufaula, ALA- The Alabama Bass Trail South Division wrapped up its regular season with its final stop at Lake Eufaula where 225 teams fished for a 1st place a prize of $10,000. This tournament also closed the race for the angler of the year. Teams finishing in the top 9 of AOY qualified to fish the BASS Tag Team Championship and the top 75 teams qualified for the ABT Championship. On a very hot June day at Lake Eufaula, the team of Trey Wade and Bradley Parnell weighed in at 19.71 pounds for first place.

Tray Wade and Bradley Parnell, a freshman team on the ABT, found a school of fish in practice that was “in a mid-depth range. We wanted to fish away from boat traffic and away from other anglers. When we found these fish in practice, they were a bit smaller – around 1.5 to 2 pounds. Our goal was to go out today and catch those fish and make the ABT Championship. We started our morning shallow and caught a few small fish on buzz bait. When the sun came up, we moved to our training area. The team described this area as “a swing with wood”. They fished this area with the shallow dive Bandit 200 series in a few different colors including: splash, sexy shad, and an error. With this victory, they collected a payday of $10,000 and secured their ticket to the ABT Championship.

Noah and Cole Godwin finished in second place at 19.18 pounds and $5,000. This team has had a lot of success on the ABT for the past few years with two wins and another top 5. They have done the rundown river to target both shallow and deep fish. They caught them early, had a 15-pound limit within the first 10 minutes, and hit their final weight within thirty minutes. The team “never really had the big chunk”. They found the fish last weekend while “training on the edge of a main river which appeared to have 50 fish. We caught a few 3 and 4 pound fish. We found a few more schools in training, but our main spot seemed to have the best fish, so we raced straight there this morning. The team caught fish nearly every cast to start the morning on a 6 Sense Crush Crank Bait, Nichols Lures Ben Parker Mag Spoon and Big Bite Baits B2 Worm. “This lake has always attracted us, but this time we took more time off until we found schools – that was key to our success.” Noah and Cole finished 16th AOY and qualified for the ABT Championship.

Josh Chapple and Paul Davis finished in 3rd up with 18.83 pounds and cashed a check for $4,000. The team spent the day fishing offshore. “The practice was difficult; it was difficult to locate the fish this week. Today we made about 30 fishing stops from takeoff to White Oak Creek. This morning we had two very good catches of fish which helped us. These two fish were the biggest we had all week, and it was really lucky. We caught fish on a bunch of different baits like a Strike King Sexy Shad 6xD and a big red worm like everyone throws here. The team finishes 3rd in AOY and qualified for the BASS Team Championship and the ABT Championship.

Brain Stiffler and Wesley Gore finished today with 1054 AOY points moving them up from 2n/a at 1st square. With these points, they also claim the overall ABT AOY as they finished with more points than Wesley Sams/Jordan Wiggins’ North Division AOY team with 1037. The top 9 teams in the South Division are listed below. -below. They all qualify to fish the BASS Team Championship.


1 Brian Stiffler/Wesley Gore 1054

2Chris Rutland/Coby Carden 1050

3 Josh Chapple/Paul Davis 1030

4 Rob Lee/Steve Winslet 1025

5 Foster Bradley/Nick Harris 1003

6 Adam Bain/Kris Colley 986

7 Jeston Anderson/Scott Saucer 941

8 Joey Davidson/Tullis Lanier 937

9Frank Bradfield/Tyler Morgan 936

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Sue Bird kicks off her farewell tour with an emotional victory in New York


Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, center, poses for a photo with former Storm teammates New York Liberty forward Natasha Howard, left, and guard Sami Whitcomb during a presentation before a game of WNBA basketball between Liberty and Storm, Sunday, June 19.  2022, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, center, poses for a photo with former Storm teammates New York Liberty forward Natasha Howard, left, and guard Sami Whitcomb during a presentation before a game of WNBA basketball between Liberty and Storm, Sunday, June 19. 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


Almost an hour after playing her last regular season game in New York, Sue Bird was still soaking up the moment.

The all-time WNBA leader was on the court signing autographs and taking photos with the hundreds of family and friends who had come to Barclays Center to see her perform one last time in her hometown.

Bird announced Thursday in Connecticut that this would be his last season playing in the WNBA. The first stop on his retirement tour was fittingly New York. She will have one more game in Connecticut, where she played in college, next month. While he still has a bunch of finals on the road this season, none will come close to the thrill of playing in New York.

Bird says she’s shed a lot of tears, good and bad, over the past few days. But Sunday was a holiday in New York.

“It was just about soaking it all up and enjoying the moment,” said the five-time Olympic gold medalist. “I really couldn’t have written that any better.”

The Liberty treated Bird like she was one of their own from the start of the day. The team wore shirts that read, “Thank you Sue, Love New York,” and the organization released a pregame tribute video that featured clips of Bird throughout his career, as well as tributes from Billie Jean King, CC Sabathia and Bird’s fiancée Megan Rapinoe The team gave him a jersey and jacket that featured all of New York’s sports teams.

The pre-game festivities would normally be given to one of their own and not an opposing player who has never played in New York. But it would have been hard not to honor the beloved New York native, who said after the game that she planned to split her time between Seattle and New York after she finished playing this year. She plans to buy subscriptions for the Liberty.

While Bird will have played her entire 21-year career in Seattle, she is a New Yorker at heart, born and raised on Long Island – about 30 miles from Sunday’s game.

His mother, Nancy, walked into the game wearing a black t-shirt with an image printed from Bird’s recent Slam magazine cover. The pair had come to many NBA basketball games when Bird was a kid, including seeing Michael Jordan.

Now she saw her daughter playing near her home for the last time.

“To see what she’s accomplished, I can’t say enough about her,” Bird’s proud mom said. “It’s amazing, she’s always loved sports.”

Bird was greeted with a long standing ovation before the game from the nearly 7,000 fans, many of whom wore Bird jerseys from his days at UConn, Seattle and USA Basketball.

“When someone thinks of the WNBA, they think of Sue Bird and what she means to the sport,” said New York guard Sabrina Ionescu. “She transcended it. What she means to absolutely everyone outside of sport is something you really can’t put into words. So (it was) really cool to see how many people were here tonight supporting her – her career – and what she’s done.

Ionescu is definitely a big part of the WNBA’s present and future, and she did everything she could to make New York win, but the Liberty failed in large part because of Bird, who finished with 11 dots.

With the game still somewhat uncertain in the final minute, Bird put it away by sinking a 3-pointer that sealed the Storm’s 81-72 victory. She held her follow-up to the great admiration of the crowd, who gave her a standing ovation as she exited the game.

“Normally I’m not great at scoring, but that 3-pointer at the end I will remember forever,” Bird said. “It sounded pretty much like a fairy tale. So I’ll take it.


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3 teams that will make the playoffs after missing out


Each season, a few teams will make the playoffs after missing the previous season. Some teams are expected, others come out of nowhere. The Cincinnati Bengals last season are a great example of a team we didn’t expect. No one thought this attack would materialize and be so dangerous so quickly. So the question is, who will be the next Cincinnati Bengals?

3 teams that will make the playoffs after missing out

There are plenty of factors that either help or hinder a team from making the playoffs, from unexpected injuries to key players to players having a breakout year that no one saw coming.

The Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints These are two teams that have always been good that missed the playoffs last season due to injuries. They will both have a rebound year if they can stay healthy. The Miami Dolphins are a team that will be looking to build on a much better year last season and may be able to make the jump to the playoffs this year.

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens were a Super Bowl contender before last season, but have been plagued with injuries. Even with all their injuries, the Ravens remained in contention to qualify for the playoffs. In the end, they finished 8-9 and last in a tough AFC North split.

I expect to lamar jackson to have another great year. His ability to make plays with his legs will always be something defenses will struggle with. He lost Marquise Brown this offseason, but he still has Mark Andrews and I wait Rashod Bateman to slide into the role of WR1 very smoothly in their run-dominant attack.

They will also see a return of JK Dobbins this season, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL. Not only will Dobbins be back, but the Ravens will also get Gus Edwards return. Edwards also missed all of last season with a torn ACL. Baltimore still had the sixth-best offense in yards per game last season, and that included Lamar Jackson who missed five games.

The biggest issue last season in Baltimore was pass defense. Their pass defense was atrocious, ranking dead last in passing yards allowed per game. The pass defense struggles were largely due to the loss of both Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey to injuries. They also didn’t have a great safety game. With the return of Peters and Humphrey and the draft of Kyle Hamilton, you should expect the Ravens’ defense to play much better this season.

With their improved defense and offense still playing at an elite level, you should expect the Ravens to get a wildcard spot at the bare minimum. They will be vying to win the division with Cincinnati, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Baltimore can end up winning this division.

New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints finished last season 9-8 and second in the NFC South. They narrowly missed out on a wildcard spot, and a big reason was the lack of attack after James Winston came down with a torn ACL. While the Saints’ defense ranked fourth in points per game and seventh in yards per game, the offense was never able to start consistently.


Saints were missing Michael Thomas all of last season and added Chris Olave this offseason. Olave and Thomas will give Winston quality wide receivers to throw as he can hopefully play at a good level to push New Orleans into a wildcard spot. Their defense will still be good after signing safety Tyrant Matthew. They also added Jarvis Landry because the Saints were able to bring two former LSU stars back to Louisiana State.

The New Orleans defense won’t have as much pressure this season to keep them in games, and that will be key to the Saints’ season, having an offense that can help win games. The defense will be able to play even better if they are able to not be on the pitch all the time. If the offense can keep control of the ball and rack up the points, the Saints will have no problem qualifying for the playoffs. Although they won’t win the division, they will get a wildcard spot in a weak NFC.

Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins caused a stir this offseason when they traded for Tyreek Hill. They also added a few offensive linemen during free agency to help protect Tua Tagovailoa. Miami finished 9-8 last season and third in the AFC East.

Miami’s defense was average last season, as they were in the middle of the pack in yards per game. The defense was always the strong point of the team while the attack struggled at times. However, the front office pulled out all the stops to make sure the offense got better.

With a duo of wide receivers from Hill and Jaylen Waddle, Miami can quickly determine whether Tagovailoa is the quarterback of the future or not. He’s struggled with consistency, but when he’s on, he’s a very accurate quarterback who will be able to get the ball to his fast wide receivers and let them play with their legs.

Miami will be a run-dominant offense that will more than likely use the run to set up play-action passes. New head coach Mike McDaniel has just been the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers. If he can model that offense on an offense similar to the one he had in San Francisco, Miami will be a force. He has an elite playmaker in Tyreek Hill at his disposal, and he will get creative to make sure he gets the ball. It will also help the defense not be on the pitch as much and be better rested when they are on the pitch.

While the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints are two teams that should play for a playoff berth every year, they couldn’t make it last season. You can expect both teams to play in mid-January this year; however, as they can regain their health and return to the playoffs. The Miami Dolphins were able to use a seven-game winning streak last season en route to a 9-8 season. You can expect them to go into the playoffs as well if Tagovailoa can become more consistent. He will be the x-factor for Miami as they fight in a tough AFC for a playoff spot this season.


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“There were just no women playing” – Kelsie Whitmore, baseball pioneer | Baseball


KElsie Whitmore is one of three figures on the baseball field at Staten Island Community Park. The stands at the baseball stadium are empty, more or less a few hot dog vendors open their booths in the halls. Her coach, Nelson Figueroa, throws balls to her which she waits for before reading the angle of arrival, motioning towards the ball, then receiving it in his glove with his left hand and returning it with her right.

Next to her, a girl watches and does the same. She is much smaller than Whitmore. His throws don’t come comfortingly back into Figueroa’s glove like Whitmore does, but die halfway through before bouncing off the ground. She looks to Whitmore after each, who nods, watches the action and then turns to receive.

Whitmore wears the #3 shirt for Staten Island FerryHawks. In April, she signed to play professionally with the team, alongside 24 men. She is the first woman since 1994 to play in a league affiliated with Major League Baseball. The Atlantic League, in which Staten Island plays, is the highest form of baseball outside of MLB. It is often referred to as “the league of second chances”, where players of Major League caliber try to come back while playing the closest possible standard. No woman has played at the same level.

“We’re seeing a lot more girls going to games these days,” says team general manager Gary Perone as he watches from the “best office in the world” on the second floor, overlooking Richmond Park. “Even for Little League teams. They all want to go out and talk to him. She inspires a lot of people. Not just here, but in all five boroughs of New York. »

Today’s fan, he says, was granted time with her idol because Today’s opponents gave up batting practice. Her mother had brought her in early, fully equipped, and told Whitmore, “You are her inspiration.”

The FerryHawks’ home sits on the lip of Staten Island, set back from shore only by the ferry port. From the game’s perspective, everything beyond the baseball park appears to consist entirely of water until it meets the skyline of the rest of New York City. You’d be forgiven for imagining, if you only featured this view, that Staten Island might just be the baseball stadium, the ferry showing up every once in a while with the boat full of people coming up for the Statue view of Liberty, then leaving with them the otherwise still.

Despite being bottom of the North Division at the start of the season, Perone calls Staten Island’s culture “bridge to bridge, the best baseball borough in the city,” with attention like never before because of their new pitcher and outfielder.

Kelsie Whitmore warms up in the batting cages. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

Whitmore walks away from the return ferries, towards the dugout, back from the impromptu session. The men who make up the rest of the FerryHawks begin to prepare for warm-ups. As they bounce on each other, beginning the ritual of their training drills, there are seas of code in the secret handshakes, body checks and high fives. A catcher is half equipped and receives pitches. One of them escapes his grip, falling to the ground alarmingly. He takes off his helmet, retrieves the ball and studies it as if it must be defective. He shakes his head existentially before tutting, passing the ball and doing it again.

Whitmore didn’t see it, but as if it did, she laughs: “If you want to play this game, the first thing you have to know is that you’re going to fail. You need to figure out if you’re okay with that.

Whitmore — not starting in the outfield — is setting up for a potential relief pitch. Like her teammates, and seemingly all baseball players, she constantly spits. She has been playing baseball since she was six years old. She is now 24 years old. “There were just no women playing,” she says of her debut, spitting again. “All my inspirations were men. It just made me want more. My thing is not to try to be the first. It’s about trying to do something that I love.

At 14, the youngest possible age, she was chosen for the USA women’s team. Otherwise, she has generally been the only woman on her teams, with each level progressing against all odds. The received wisdom tended to be that the boys were going to get too strong for her and she wouldn’t be able to keep up. It never happened. In her FerryHawks debut, the first ball in play poetically went straight for her. She pulled it off perfectly. She falls asleep imagining such plays. “I will visualize it and try to feel the feeling. I’m all about the feel. I try not to be too robotic.

There was a time when she tried to imitate precisely what men did, but found it counter-intuitive. “It wasn’t until I admitted to myself that I would never be able to throw a ball 400 feet that it really started to work for me. I realized, ‘Oh, I just need to play how I to play.’ That’s the thing with baseball – you make it work for you somehow.

Kelsie Whitmore in a Ferryhawks cap.
Kelsie Whitmore in a Ferryhawks cap. “You have to act like nothing fazes you.” Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

The sport has a particular fondness for people who slip through the cracks, finding ways the game works for them. Whitmore’s skill manipulates his lack of pitching speed as an asset, developing a delivery now known on the tour as “The Thing”. Figueroa, a successful major league pitcher despite her own lack of speed, has overseen an ever-growing variety of pitches in her arsenal. She crosses them on the dugout, reconfiguring the hand on the ball. As she shows them, her opposite forearm is exposed, bearing a tattoo of crocodile teeth – depicting a hunter hiding below the surface.

Four-seam fastball: a basic scheme for a pitcher that takes its name from the revealing of all four seams in flight. Change: A pitch disguised as a fastball that comes slower than it looks. Vertical break separator: so named because the fingers are slit over the ball, causing it to die when it reaches the batter. Change of circle “with a positive break on it”: a change with the fingers forming a circle. And finally, the joint change (AKA “the thing”). Figueroa called it “the strangest thing he had ever seen”, a pitch that seems to have little precedent.

Although the reaction to Whitmore’s introduction to the Atlantic League was overwhelmingly positive, there were inevitable incidents. In Charleston, tennis balls were thrown at Figueroa and her before opponents profusely apologized on behalf of the crowd. There have been tweets in the meantime on the basis that she wasn’t good enough to be there – Whitmore is keen to point out that the accusation is far from exclusive to her. It’s an intense lens that Whitmore seems to wear lightly, but feels its constant presence. “I’m getting over this feeling that all eyes are on me and I have to be perfect.”

If not, she sometimes worries, there are implications beyond herself, “when you hold a title like this, you want to show it off so well.” If things aren’t going well, I can sometimes think to myself, “I let all those little girls down” or, “I just proved all the people who don’t believe they’re right.” ‘ There are still a lot of people like that.

“You have to act like nothing happened. This is the part where you get stuck because you feel, as a woman, that you can’t show emotion or that you will be seen as weak or not powerful. But there’s the other side where it’s like, ‘We want to be okay with who we are. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed one day. You tend to shut it down because if we give in to that, people will say, “That’s why you shouldn’t be here.”

There’s been a small wave of women making their way into high-level baseball lately. This year, Alyssa Nakken became MLB’s first on-field coach – for the San Francisco Giants, positioned at first base. Alexis Hopkins is employed as a bullpen catcher in the Atlantic League. Rachel Balkovec leads the Tampa Tarpons, part of the New York Yankees organization.

“The question I get asked the most,” she said mockingly for a second, “is, ‘How does it feel to be a girl?’ I just want to be remembered as someone who deserved it. Someone who made it as far as possible. She thinks again before rephrasing: “Someone who made it as far as possible. she possibly could.

She gestures towards the lush green in front of her. “I learned more about life on that baseball field than at school or on the streets. It’s because you go through mistakes, ups and downs, successes, interactions, relationships, friendships. She points again, as if praising, “And it was all about the diamond.”

The first throw is approaching. “What time is it?” she asks. It’s a quarter to five. “Quarter to five? What does that mean? 4:45? Is it time?” I nod. “I haven’t done math in a while,” she says proudly, smiling. “I’ve been in the field. There was another day when I didn’t use y=mx plus b.

With that, she spits again and is back, blending into her teammates, merging with the handshakes and body checks.

When Staten Island takes to the field, Perone stands beside his desk, staring out. The minor league game is sparsely attended, with families and people dressed as falcons or bowling pins making maniacal and gleeful use of empty seats. Whitmore is there, arms crossed on the dugout, watching the game like the rest of her teammates, recognizable by the bang of straight black hair that falls flat on her lower back.

“When I found out about Kelsie, I talked to her for about two and a half months,” Perone says, reasoning, “She’s a hard worker and she’s really good.” He occasionally pauses as he speaks to wave to the game’s DJ, circling his arms to signal them to turn up the music between plays. “You know, you’re in a locker room with all the men and you have to sort this out. She hears her fair share of stuff everywhere she goes.

He waves again to make the music louder when a batter is retired for the end of an inning. “But whether it’s our team or the visiting teams, all people want is to meet Kelsie. When you do, you understand that she is a special person. She’s going to do something for the future of baseball.

Rays ‘confident’ in Chad Mottola can get batters back on track


BALTIMORE — Given all the negativity created by the Rays’ recent offensive struggles, batting coach Chad Mottola is keen to stay positive.

“He’s very consistent,” manager Kevin Cash said ahead of Saturday’s game. “We believe it’s better to stay positive than just drag people into the negatives. These guys have enough pressure on them. The last thing you want to do is add to that by being negative.

Having a combination of players in the roster who are crumbling and others who are young and/or inexperienced has created some quiet games and caused some of their veterans to start pressing and trying to do too much.

“When (Ji-Man) Choi is up there, his punches get amplified,” Mottola said. “When Yandy (Diaz is) up there, his at-bats get amplified. There is no doubt. So these guys are like, ‘If we don’t do it, who knows who’s going to do it right now?’

“So, of course, there’s this (feeling) of tension in the dugout that you feel. But it’s our job as coaches to reduce that and put them in a better position.

Cash said he has no doubt Mottola, in his sixth full season on the job, will help the batters through the rough patch.

‘This is a difficult work. It’s thankless work,” Cash said. “We work with a mixed formation and we started very hard. …

“I’m totally confident that Chad and his group are doing everything they can to prepare our players, and confident that the results will eventually come.”

fathers day greeting

Rays players and other league players will wear special caps and blue socks, cleats, batting gloves, arm warmers and other items in honor of Father’s Day.

For some Rays, like pitcher Jeffrey Springs, it will be his first as a father. He and his wife Bailey had a son, Stetson, about five months ago.

“It will certainly be much more special than those of the past,” he said. “It means a lot. It really does. And they’re here (in Baltimore), so that’s going to make it even better.

Springs said he’s become “pretty good” at changing diapers, although “trying to keep him from rolling over and stuff while doing it has been tough. He’s learning to kick his legs. … You must be quick.

Kevin Kiermaier and his wife Marisa have two sons, Karter (3.5 years old) and Krew (15 months). He had a treat early Saturday when he watched FaceTime as Karter played his first T-ball game in Tampa. “Two singles and a few pear trees,” Kevin reported.

Taylor Walls is elated on his second Father’s Day with daughter Sutton, who is nearly 14 months old, and wife Hallie. “Extremely special,” he said. “It will be nice to be able to go home (Sunday evening).”

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With the Rays having to drop a reliever after Sunday’s game to meet MLB’s new 13-pitch limit, outfielder Josh Lowe is awaiting a recall from Triple-A. He’s hitting .301 with six home runs, 34 RBIs and a .927 OPS in 35 games since his demotion May 1, but with 47 strikeouts. Infielder Jonathan Aranda (hitting .318-11-38-.921) is another option. … Wander Franco (quad strain) went 1 for 4 as a DH, with a first RBI triple at bat in his first rehab game for the Florida Complex League team on Saturday. He is expected to play again Monday (7 p.m. at Port Charlotte), at shortstop against Boston and rehab starter Chris Sale, then move to Triple-A and potentially join the Rays next weekend. …Walls ordered hats for his teammates with the logo of his father’s Georgia-based company, Walls Well Drilling Inc. Adding to the family bond that they were made his own by his mother-in-law, who makes custom clothing work with his Virginia-based company, willowstitch.com.

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Jordan Luplow slugs 2 HRs, Diamondbacks top Twins 7-2


Arizona Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas (5) scores as Minnesota Twins wide receiver Gary Sanchez (24) tries to score in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 17, 2022 in Phoenix.  (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Alek Thomas (5) scores as Minnesota Twins wide receiver Gary Sanchez (24) tries to score in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 17, 2022 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)


Jordan Luplow homered twice to back up Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Friday night.

Luplow’s two-run homer in the first and a solo shot in the third, bringing his homer total to nine this season with his sixth career two-homer game.

“I don’t try to pull away and fall, it happens,” said Luplow, who has 43 homers in his career.

Luplow admits it’s been hard to see his batting average, .169 coming into Friday’s game, on the scoreboard this season.

“It’s not where you want it to be, but you just have to figure it out and put some good sticks in place,” Luplow said.

Luplow joked that he’d rather see his OPS on the scoreboard – at .782.

“At the most critical moment of the game, he executed, and the rest of the guys just followed with a little ball, base hits, good clutch hits,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said.

Bumgarner (3-6) worked hard in his first three innings, allowing eight hits but limiting the Twins to two runs. The veteran southpaw then allowed just one hit over the next three innings before being relieved, finishing with three strikeouts and a walk on 103 pitches over six innings.

Byron Buxton hit his 19th home run of the season on the second pitch of the game, a 446-foot blast out the back of left field represents Minnesota. The Twins failed to score later in the inning when Luis Arraez’s deep push to left-center with two outs bounced into the stands for a ground-rule double and runner Gary Sanchez had to drop in third position. Jose Miranda was struck out on a volley down the middle, ending the inning.

Jake Hager had three hits in his first career multi-hit game for Arizona.

The Diamondbacks scored three more runs in the fourth and another in the fifth against Twins starter Devin Smeltzer (3-1). Arizona was helped by an erratic Minnesota defense, with Smeltzer hitting a bunt from Hager and throwing it away, allowing two runs to score. Later in the inning, a first base side pop-up fell between Smeltzer, catcher Gary Sanchez and first baseman Jose Miranda. Given new life, Carson Kelly chose to drive in Hager.

“We couldn’t hit the ball harder, but that’s how it goes. None of this matters. We couldn’t find a way today,” said Twins manager Rocco Baldelli.

Smeltzer went 4 1/3 innings, allowing nine hits and seven runs, six of which were earned.


Infielder Buddy Kennedy made his major league debut and notched his first career hit, a single against Smeltzer in the fifth inning. He was 1 of 3 with a walk and scored a run.

Kennedy, 23, was the DH for the Diamondbacks on Friday. He was batting .296 with four homers at Triple-A Reno. He replaced OF Jake McCarthy, who was picked for Reno earlier in the week.

Kennedy hails from Millville, New Jersey, the same town as Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout. Kennedy’s grandfather, former Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Don Money, was in attendance at Chase Field on Friday.


Twins: 2B Jorge Polanco (lower back tightness) was placed on injured reserve for the first time in his nine-year major league career. The decision, retroactive to Monday, came after Polanco noticed no improvement since feeling something in his first at bat Sunday against Tampa Bay.

The Twins recalled Alex Kiriloff from St. Paul to replace Polanco. The first baseman was batting .385 with 10 homers in 28 games at Triple-A after starting the season with the Twins. He was ejected after starting .172 in 10 games. Baldelli expects Luis Arraez to get most of the time at second base, with Kiriloff among those filling in at first base.

Diamondbacks: 2B Ketel Marte was out of the lineup on Friday and the team was awaiting the results of an MRI scan on his left hamstring. “We’re retiring it for the right reasons,” Lovullo said. “We need him for the whole season.

Marte was limited to 90 games last season due to a hamstring injury.


Dylan Bundy (3-3, 5.87) pitches against Luke Weaver (1-0, 4.91) in Game 2 of the three-game series on Saturday.


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As Tyreek Hill continues to tweet, it becomes clearer the NY Jets dodged a bullet


Missing out on Tyreek Hill was a blessing in disguise for New York Jets culture

When Tyreek Hill chose the Miami Dolphins over the New York Jets, many Jets fans were upset. Having Zach Wilson’s dynamic receiver was about to happen, only to be choked out by a divisional enemy.

When Hill’s trade and contract terms were announced, it became apparent the Jets had dodged a bullet. Miami has mortgaged its future to acquire the wide range fast, both in project capital and in salary cap space. With a roster full of holes, Joe Douglas couldn’t afford to give up that kind of haul for a guy Hill’s age.

Still, there’s an overlooked aspect of Hill that made him a curious candidate for the Jets in the first place.

Robert Saleh has repeatedly stressed his desire to bring character to this team. While Hill stayed relatively clean on the football field (despite the signs of peace), he did everything but do without it. A guy who choked and beat his pregnant girlfriend and hit his three-year-old son is not the kind of character the Jets want. While there are always teams ready to shoot a talented but troubled player, Saleh and Douglas have made it clear the Jets aren’t one of them. So what were they doing with the Hill pursuit?

Perhaps the allure of one of the league’s best receivers was just too much for Douglas to pass up. Maybe the GM knew he’d be gutted by the fan base if he didn’t attempt a trade. What went through his mind regarding character issues is anyone’s guess.

Looking back, however, the Jets are better off without Hill. They then selected three top-notch, high-profile prospects in the first round of the draft.

Sauce Gardner is confident, but he’s a team player and works harder than anyone.

Garrett Wilson’s broad smile when he was drafted by the Jets has reflected in everything he’s said and done since.

The Jets dropped Kayvon Thibodeaux, about whom effort questions lingered. Instead, they would later take on Jermaine Johnson, who epitomizes Saleh’s “all gas, no brake” mantra.

Meanwhile, Hill is adjusting to Miami trying to defend beleaguered quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Although it’s a noble sentiment, he went about it by shooting his former quarterback. Hill recently claimed on his new podcast that Tua is more accurate than Patrick Mahomes.

Madness aside from such comparisons, it’s the antithesis of the character the Jets were looking for. Imagine Hill defending Zach Wilson’s rookie season against Mahomes!

Douglas and Saleh set the tone for this team. It’s the Jets team of years past that was clean and easy to root. This group is low on divas and high on team players. Whatever the Jets season in 2021, it will be like a top-down unit. The traits the Jets looked for in their players will help them stick together through the ups and downs of a long season.

WATCH: Bears players wear No. 41 jerseys to honor Brian Piccolo on the 52nd anniversary of his death

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The Chicago Bears paid a special tribute to Brian Piccolo on Thursday, as all 90 players wore No. 41 jerseys during their minicamp practice. Piccolo, a running back for the Bears from 1966 to 1969, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1969 and died aged just 26 in 1970.

Bears coach Matt Eberflus felt it was important for his team to reflect on Piccolo’s legacy and addressed the players before practice.

“Honoring Brian Piccolo’s legacy and family, that was the main message. Sometimes it’s hard for people, or anyone, to go back so far, and sometimes it’s hard to see the impact that Brian Piccolo had in the late ’60s,” Eberflus told reporters on Thursday. “He was a really good teammate, he liked to have fun with his teammates, liked to prank them. Just a real man, a real person and a Chicago Bear.”

Each year, the Bears award the Brian Piccolo Award to a rookie and a veteran who “best exemplifies Piccolo’s courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and sense of humor”. Running back Khalil Herbert and linebacker Robert Quinn received the honor last April.

Piccolo’s family, including his widow and three daughters, were welcomed as special guests at Halas Hall on Thursday. The Bears originally planned to make the gesture on the 50th anniversary of Piccolo’s death, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed it back two years.

Will country star Miranda Lambert boost Walmart’s profit margins? – RetailWire


June 16, 2022

Earlier this week, Walmart launched its latest home collection featuring Country Music Academy’s reigning Artist of the Year and three-time Grammy winner Miranda Lambert.

Line – Wanda June Home by Miranda Lambert – is available for purchase on walmart.com, with items that the retailer says are comfortable and warm. Prices for individual items range from $12.97 to $170, with the vast majority of SKUs being under $30. Walmart said it would drop new additions to the collection on a seasonal basis.

The name of Ms. Lambert’s collection was inspired by her mother, Beverly June Lambert, and her grandmother, Wanda Louise Coker.

“They both taught me everything I know about being a woman and how to create a warm home filled with laughter, love and memories. That’s really the heart of my brand Wanda June Home,” Ms Lambert said in a statement. “The products are a physical representation of a long line of beautiful memories with amazing women. I’m thrilled to be launching Wanda June Home with Walmart, where my grandfather was a host at the time and where I did some shopping all my life.

The collection includes 80 kitchen, bar, table and home décor items. The products in the range are designed to be mixed and matched. The designs were inspired by Mrs. Lambert’s own “retro southwestern farmhouse kitchen”.

“Our mission is to create the easiest place to shop for home design by saving our customers time, effort and money,” said Anthony Soohoo, Executive Vice President, house at Walmart.

“The Wanda June collection is the latest example of how Walmart continues to expand and elevate our assortment to democratize style for our customers.”

In recent years, Walmart has sought to gain recognition in the home and apparel categories. The retailer relies on private and exclusive brand partnerships to differentiate itself from Target and other rivals in an effort to appeal to its core customers and attract new shoppers. The chain is looking to use these higher margin categories to increase its profitability with nearly 56% of its total sales in grocery.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is your assessment of the steps Walmart has taken to raise its profile in the home and apparel categories? What should Walmart do to convert its grocery traffic into higher-margin sales in other parts of its stores?


“Unique or exclusive branded offers are a good way to grab attention and blur price comparisons.”


Program teaches children how to spot troubling warning signs with their peers


MIAMI- Gun violence in schools has districts across the country looking for ways to protect students. A program teaches children how to spot troubling warning signs with their peers.

Seventh graders at John H Walker Middle School in Nutley, New Jersey learn how to spot a potential school shooter.

“I think it’s necessary, it’s an important topic,” said seventh-grader Evan Petrov.

Sandy Hook Promise, formed after the Newtown Massacre in Connecticut, offers the “Say Something” program for free to middle and high schools nationwide.

“There’s a lot going on in schools today,” said Sara Militello, training manager.

She said the aim was to teach children to spot the warning signs when someone is at risk of hurting themselves or others.

“We can empower them to say something and express themselves,” she said.

These signs include withdrawing from friends and school, bragging about guns, or suggesting self-harm or threats to others. Often these red flags can be seen on social media. Sandy Hook Promise said that in four out of five school shootings, the assailant told people of their plans ahead of time.

“That’s why it’s so important that we talk to students to recognize when someone needs help. Bring that to the trusted adult who has the experience and knowledge to get that person to help. help she needs,” Militello said.

Nutley Anti-Bullying coordinator Joe Capello said the challenge was to get the kids talking.

“A lot of students worry that if they say something they will break their trust with their friend. But for me, it is about increasing your relationship with your friend because you are worried about their safety,” said Capello said.

Students like Dean Turso, 12, say they get the message. “It’s not a snitch if you tell them what’s going on because it can help a person,” he said.

Difficult conversations that are necessary and that could save lives.

Sandy Hook Promise also offers an anonymous reporting system through a mobile app, hotline, and websites.

Pittsburgh Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick extends Miami Dolphins


The Pittsburgh Steelers locked down a key part of their secondary.

The team signed safety Minka Fitzpatrick to a four-year, $73.6 million extension with $36 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports.

Fitzpatrick, 25, becomes the highest-paid safety in NFL history.

The Old Bridge, NJ native is entering his fifth season in the NFL and his fourth in Pittsburgh. He played 16 games for the Steelers last season, recording 124 tackles, one forced fumble and two interceptions.

A two-time All-Pro, Fitzpatrick was originally selected with the 11th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft in Alabama by the Miami Dolphins. He was traded to the Steelers at the start of the 2019 season in exchange for a set of draft picks, including a 2020 first-round pick that the Dolphins used to select the tackle. austin jackson out of USC.

In 64 games over four seasons, Fitzpatrick has 352 tackles and 13 picks, including three returned for touchdowns.

Mario Strikers: Battle League: How to Unlock Bushido Gear


Mario Strikers: Battle League is an amazing return to one of the most “hardcore” Mario sports games. This new entry continues to push the sport of soccer to new levels, including an overhauled stat and gear system for each character. All characters have different stat values ​​in terms of strength, speed, shooting, passing, and technique, allowing them to better adapt to different roles on the pitch. However, you can also equip each character with four different pieces of gear that further boost those stats to augment their natural strengths or make up for any shortcomings.

All gear must be purchased using the coins you earn in-game, and all serve different purposes, while giving your players a new and unique look. However, there is a set of secret equipment in Mario Strikers: Battle League which you cannot access right away. The Bushido set, visually reminiscent of ancient samurai and shogun armor, is the only gear set that can be purchased for any character on the roster, and gives the strongest bonus stats of any gear. of the game. If you want to arm yourself with the Bushido Gear set in Mario Strikers: Battle Leaguehere’s how to unlock it.

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How to Get the Bushido Gear Set

There are two unlock requirements for the Bushido Gear set in Mario Strikers: Battle League. We’ll start with the hardest first: unlocking and beating the Championship Cup.

Note that you must complete all of the following steps on normal difficulty or higher.

Step 1: Start and win the Cannon Cup.

2nd step: Start and win the Trick Cup.

Step 3: Start and win the Chain Cup.

Step 4: Start and win the Muscle Cup.

Step 5: Start and win the Turbo Cup.

Step 6: Start and win the Championship Cup, by beating the game and watching the credits.

Step 7: Open your Gear Settings page and check out the new Bushido gear set available for purchase.

Step 8: Each of the four pieces can be purchased for 300 each, or 1,200 for the full set for one character.

Mario and his team pose in Mario Strikers: Battle League.

What are the stats of the Bushido Gear set?

Even though we said the Bushido Gear is the best in the game, that doesn’t mean it breaks the game. Like any other gear, every part of this set comes with buffs and debuffs in equal measure. Here are the stats each part of the set will give your character:

  • Bushido Helmet: +4 Passes, -1 Strength, -1 Speed, -1 Shot, -1 Technique
  • Bushido Armor: +4 Strength, -1 Speed, -1 Shooting, -1 Pass, -1 Technique
  • Bushido Bracers: +4 Technique, -1 Strength, -1 Speed, -1 Shot, -1 Pass
  • Bushido Sandals: +4 Speed, -1 Strength, -1 Shot, -1 Pass, -1 Technique

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People News: APPA, WWIN, Visit Reno Tahoe and more welcome new leaders and take on directorships


People News: APPA, WWIN, Visit Reno Tahoe and more welcome new leaders and take on directorships

In their quest for recovery and growth, associations, CVBs and trade show producers have actively sought new executives and filled leadership and management positions with experienced professionals. Check out all the people working hard to grow in event-related organizations across the United States this month!

American Pet Products Association

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) appointed an experienced association executive Peter Scott as CEO, effective August 15. A proven leader bringing over 20 years of experience to his new leadership role, Scott has served as CEO of the American Academy of Optometry since 2019 and prior to that spent over six years as COO of the North American Veterinary Community. American (NAVC).

“As those in the pet industry know, we are not only part of a market-leading and steadily growing industry, reaching record sales of $123 billion in 2021, but also a thriving community that aims to help each other and others succeed,” said Scott. “I look forward to working alongside the APPA team, our members and other industry partners and stakeholders to continue to promote responsible pet ownership and play a small part in the accomplishments of this incredible industry in the future.”


WWIN (Womenswear in Nevada), a premier semi-annual sourcing destination for women’s apparel operated by Clarion Eventspromoted Melissa K. Montes as Vice President of WWIN, responsible for business and brand development, as well as strategic partnerships and growth acceleration.

Montes will also serve as Vice President of AXN (Airport Experience), continuing to serve as Publisher and Portfolio Manager of Airport Experience News, for which she is responsible for her overall strategic vision as well as that of the Airport. Experience Conference and other companies. – organized events. Additionally, she will continue her role as Business Partner Manager for Diversity and Inclusion at Clarion Events.

Prior to joining AXN, Montes served as Director of Account Services at Ryan William’s Agency and held other advertising positions.

Visit Reno Tahoe

Visit Reno Tahoe promoted Trent LaFerriere to the Vice President of Facilities, responsible for budgeting, operations, staffing, maintenance, safety, compliance and capital expenditures of Reno-Sparks Convention Center, National Bowling Stadium, Reno Event Center and Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Centeras well as overseeing the management agreement with Aramark, which recently won the food services contract for the facilities.

LaFerriere’s This elevated role follows more than 18 years of work in management, maintenance and operations at the four facilities managed by CVB. An employee since 2004, he has held numerous positions, in particular as Fbusiness operations manager, Senior Project Manager and Senior Facilities Manager of the four facilities, and as engineering supervisor and building engineer for the National Bowling Stadium and the Reno Events Center.


Corresponding to the expansion of its community solution, digital engagement platform JUNO promoted an expert in events, community and relationship building Megane Martin to the Director of Engagement. In this new multi-faceted role, Martin will serve as a strategic consultant for clients, partnering with them to successfully build best-in-class communities and practices for their brands, increase engagement and increase member value.

A past president of PCMA’s Rocky Mountain Chapter and recipient of this year’s Visionary Award for Outstanding Service to a Chapter, Martin previously held a sales position for JUNO. She has many years of experience as a director, manager and event planner for various organizations.


Integrated B2B media and information services company Questex recently welcomed an event and hospitality manager Akshar Patel as Senior Director of Events and Strategy, Hotel Operations. In this role, Patel is responsible for Questex’s hotel operations events, including hotel ROI and Hotec’s portfolio of hosted buyer meetings, as well as growing the portfolio through acquisitions. , partnerships and organic initiatives.

With nearly 20 years of experience in leadership, event strategy and business operations under his belt, Patel joins Questex with a proven track record of successfully delivering large-scale live and virtual trade shows and events. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Conventions and Events and a member of the executive team for the Asian American Hotel Operators Association (AAHOA), where he managed the world’s largest hotel convention and trade show, a portfolio over 150 hospitality events, as well as virtual and hybrid events.

Earlier in his career, Patel managed events for major associations and agencies, as well as InterContinental the Willard Hotel Washington, DC, and also served as a member of the advisory board for Shepard Exposition Services.

Beauty and spa industry expert Elizabeth Fantetti recently joined Wellbeing as Director of Partnerships and Events, responsible for leading Questex’s event strategy and expanding its portfolio of beauty and spa events, including the International Beauty Show (IBS), International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) and Spatec.

For nearly 15 years, Fantetti served as Director of Member Engagement for the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), where she built relationships with manufacturers, distributors, salon/spa owners, licensed professionals, school owners, students and suppliers. She also managed the sales efforts of multiple member groups, curated a portfolio of multi-channel marketing resources to help members elevate and grow their careers and brands, created a successful partner program, and managed the world’s largest conversion initiative. company data.

Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau appointed Joele Brew Hatton its new Director of National Accounts, responsible for supporting the efforts and operations of CVB’s executive sales team as well as assisting in the development and implementation of strategy.

An accomplished and award-winning hotel sales professional with over 15 years of experience, Hatton most recently served as Associate Director of Sales for the Omni Dallas Hotel. Previously, she held positions of increasing trajectory at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

Dallas Mall

Wholesale Market Industry Veteran David Savula joined Dallas Mall as a business development strategist, responsible for in-market growth strategy with a particular focus on the decoration/design and gifts categories.

Bringing more than 25 years of experience to his new role, Savula most recently served as Executive Vice President of International Market Centers and President of Gifts and Apparel. He previously served as executive vice president of AmericasMart for more than 20 years, and prior to that was vice president of leasing for MMPI/High Point Market.

Classic convenience

Classic convenience called on a 15-year veteran in the fields of events, communication and management Maureen Feck as Show Director, effective July 1. She will play a vital role in the continued growth and innovation of the premier annual trade show and agricultural industry educational experience.

Feck comes to True Value Company’s Commodity Classic, where she served as Senior Director of Meetings and Events and successfully increased biannual citywide convention attendance by 18% over two years and developed events that are strategically focused on creating meaningful experiences for attendees.

Destination Colorado

Destination Colorado chose a 35-year hospitality and tourism veteran Mary Huston as head of the association. Huston has participated as a member in many Destination Colorado events while working as Senior Group Sales Manager for Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies, where she worked for 11 years.

Previously, Huston and her husband owned and operated Mexican restaurant Carlos & Maria’s (aka Chuck & Marie’s) in Winter Park for 12 years after serving in sales management positions at two Colorado hotel properties. She was a member of the Winter Park Marketing Council and served on the Grand County Tourism Board.

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Defending champions France lose to Croatia in Nations League


Croatian Luka Modric celebrates with his teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Croatia at the Stade de France in Saint Denis near Paris on Monday June 13, 2022 (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Croatian Luka Modric celebrates with his teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Croatia at the Stade de France in Saint Denis near Paris on Monday June 13, 2022 (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)


Reigning champions France lost their Nations League title and faced the dim prospect of relegation after losing at home to Croatia 1-0 on Monday.

Meanwhile, as their group leaders Denmark beat Austria 2-0 to bolster their Final Four bid.

Denmark have nine points, two ahead of second-placed Croatia with only the group winner. Austria were third with four points and bottom France had two after a fourth game without a win. The team in last position is relegated.

Croatia scored with a fifth-minute penalty from peerless midfielder Luka Modric at the Stade de France. This is where he played with such authority for Champions League winners Real Madrid in the final just over two weeks ago, and he belied his advancing years with a display full of trick passes and smart moves in space.

The Croatian fans chanted ‘Luka, Luka’ to their inspirational captain as he gave them a thumbs up after the game.

In Copenhagen, wide forwards Jonas Older Wind and Andreas Skov Olsen netted Denmark’s first-half goals.

Croatia host Denmark in a table clash on September 22.

France manager Didier Deschamps has finally dropped first-choice striker Antoine Griezmann, who hasn’t scored for the team since early January, and instead selected Christopher Nkunku in attack alongside Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe.

It was Nkunku’s shrewd pass that secured Mbappe’s late equalizer in a 1-1 draw in Austria on Friday.

Perhaps to wake up the players, the band stopped playing at the start of “La Marseillaise” and most of the Stade de France’s 77,400 spectators sang it in A cappella fashion.

Home fans fell silent as Croatia were awarded a penalty after Ibrahima Konate fouled Josip Brekalo for the penalty.

Mike Maignan started in goal past longtime No.1 Hugo Lloris and guessed the right way, but he couldn’t stop Modric’s powerful shot from flexing into the left corner.

France beat Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 World Cup final but the Croatians were better on the night against a French side lacking intensity in midfield. Led by the trade of 36-year-old Modric, the Croatian midfielder skillfully cut the supply line for star strikers Benzema and Mbappe.

Benzema closed midway through the second half as France found more space and Griezmann received a loud ovation when he came on for the final 10 minutes.

Benzema had a header in added time well saved by goalkeeper Ivica Ivusic as French hopes evaporated.

A youngster ran onto the pitch at the final whistle and sprinted towards Benzema, forcing security to intervene, but Benzema hugged the boy, took off his jersey and handed it to him.


In League B, Group 2 leaders Israel came from behind twice to draw 2-2 in Iceland.

In League C, Kazakhstan took control of Group 3 after beating Slovakia 2-1 at home to move to 10 points, four ahead of second-placed Slovaks.

Azerbaijan beat Belarus 2-0 at home in the other game.


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Erik Ezukanma signs rookie contract; Dolphins signed entire draft class – The Denver Post


The Miami Dolphins signed rookie receiver Erik Ezukanma on Friday to get the entire draft class of four team members under contract.

Linebacker and third-round pick Channing Tindall was signed May 25, and on May 13 the Dolphins inked outside linebacker Cameron Goode and quarterback Skylar Thompson, their two seventh-round picks.

Last offseason, Miami struggled early in training camp before signing its last draft rookie of 2021, second-round pick Liam Eichenberg on July 27, 2021.

Fourth-round picks have been the slowest to accept rookie offers this cycle, largely because the Houston Texans gave running back Dameon Pierce, the second round pick, $25,000 more than its minimum. Agents from several of the picks that followed were asking for a similar deal.

Ezukanma was picked 18 times later, No. 125 overall, as the Dolphins’ top pick for Day Three. It came as a slight surprise given that Miami had already added several receivers this offseason, including six-time Pro Bowler Tyreek Hill and slot free agent Cedrick Wilson, and the team went without selecting an offensive lineman. in the draft.

Dolphins general manager Chris Grier cited the team’s best available player philosophy with the pick.

“We were following our board,” Grier said after the draft in late April. “We don’t reach people. We tried going up several times but had limited resources to get around.

The Dolphins had just four picks in the 2022 draft, with the first coming in at No. 102 at the end of the third, largely due to the trade for Hill which sent Miami’s first and second round picks as part of a five-pick package for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Ezukanma, as a 6-foot-2, 206-pound wide, features a larger body in the Dolphins’ receiving corps after the team traded 6-3 veteran receiver DeVante Parker to the New England Patriots this offseason. Hill and second-year wide receiver Jaylen Waddle are smaller speed threats.

Ezukanma, who went through a rookie minicamp, organized team activities and a mandatory veteran minicamp with the Dolphins, will attend training camp among a second unit at wide that also includes Preston Williams, Lynn Bowden, Trent Sherfield and River Cracraft. . Miami also has undrafted rookie Braylon Sanders and last season practice squad receivers in DeVonte Dedmon and Cody Core.


BBC Top Gear fans spot a problem with Freddie Flintoff’s bobsleigh segment


BBC Top Gear was inundated with criticism over a bobsled segment on Sunday night. Sunday night’s episode saw Freddie Flintoff try out the winter sport.

But fans on Twitter weren’t impressed with the segment. The segment saw cricket star Freddie bobsledding on a toboggan run in Norway.

He rode an electric tricycle known as the Sinclair C5. He said: “Sitting at the top, it’s a different course. That first drop…wow. I can just see probably 20 meters of track and then a roof, I can’t even see the track!

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He added: “Here we go, look at this. In bloom, it just disappears! And here we go. I’m alone here.” Chris Harri said: “He looks exposed, his head is on top. It’s like looking at an old Formula 1 car when the canopy is so low and his torso is on top.”

On Twitter, David said: “What the hell has a bobsleigh to do with engineering a C5 or anything to do with automobiles. You slow down the killing #TopGear off, it’s to see everything. Horrible program now. It’s a terrifically scripted comedy.” MJC said, ” #TopGear bobsled track….. Truck driving next week…. Where have I seen them before? ? Are you running out of new ideas? »

Barry said: “Remember when Clarkson, Hammond and May did a special for the Winter Olympics???.” Chris said, “You must have missed the comedy!? Just frozen with boredom.”

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Comparison of Manchester United (MANU) and its competitors


Manchester United (NYSE:MANU – Get Rating) is one of 33 publicly traded companies in the ‘amusement and leisure services’ sector, but how does it stack up against its peers? We will compare Manchester United to similar companies based on strength of institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross income, earnings per share and valuation of Manchester United and its peers.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Manchester United $665.67 million -$124.11 million -8.97
Manchester United competitors $996.05 million -74.95 million dollars 48.80

Manchester United peers have higher revenue and profit than Manchester United. Manchester United trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Manchester United and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Manchester United 0 0 1 0 3.00
Manchester United competitors 13 142 313 4 2.65

Manchester United currently have a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 55.57%. As a group, “amusement and recreation services” companies have an upside potential of 59.54%. Given that Manchester United’s peers have higher upside potential, analysts clearly believe that Manchester United have less favorable growth aspects than their peers.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Manchester United and its peers.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Manchester United -27.73% -25.52% -4.69%
Manchester United competitors -2,737.81% -1.13% -206.04%

Institutional and insider ownership

34.7% of the shares of all the “Amusement and leisure services” companies are held by institutional investors. 25.2% of the shares of all Amusement and Leisure Services companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Manchester United has a beta of 0.71, which means its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manchester United’s peers have a beta of -0.33, which means their average price is 133% less volatile than the S&P 500. .


Manchester United pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Manchester United pays -14.0% of its profits as a dividend. As a group, the “amusement and leisure services” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out -373.9% of their earnings as a dividend. Manchester United lags behind its peers as a dividend-paying stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


Manchester United’s peers beat Manchester United on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About Manchester United (Get a rating)

Manchester United plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a professional sports team in the United Kingdom. The Company operates Manchester United Football Club, a professional football club. It develops marketing and sponsorship relationships with international and regional companies to leverage its brand. The company also markets and sells Manchester United-branded sportswear, training and leisure wear and other apparel; and sells other licensed products, such as coffee mugs and bedspreads bearing the Manchester United brand and trademarks, and distributes such products through Manchester United-branded retail centers and e-commerce platforms , as well as through the wholesale distribution channels of the company’s partners. Additionally, it distributes live football content directly, as well as through commercial partners; carries television rights to the Premier League, Union of European Football Associations club competitions and other competitions; and broadcasts Manchester United programming via the MUTV television channel to territories around the world. Additionally, the company offers a direct-to-consumer subscription mobile application; and operates Old Trafford, a 74,239-seater sports venue, and invests in properties. Manchester United plc was founded in 1878 and is based in Manchester, UK.

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Ecuador beat Cape Verde 1-0 in football friendly: match recap


Fans of the Ecuadorian team show their support for the team during an international friendly soccer match against Cape Verde on Saturday June 11, 2022 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.  Andrew Uloza / for THE MIAMI HERALD

Fans of the Ecuadorian team show their support for the team during an international friendly soccer match against Cape Verde on Saturday June 11, 2022 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Andrew Uloza / for THE MIAMI HERALD


The DRV PNK stadium was awash in yellow on Saturday night as the Ecuadorian national team en route to the World Cup played a friendly match against Cape Verde, an African island nation appearing on American soil for the first time.

Ecuador took a 1-0 lead in 38e minute on a Jordy Caicedo penalty and held on for the win. It was Ecuador’s third match of the US tour. They beat Nigeria 1-0 and tied Mexico 0-0.

“It was a positive tour for us not because of the results, but because we were able to come together for the first time since the end of World Cup qualifying and start preparing for the World Cup,” he said. said Ecuadorian coach Gustavo Alfaro. “I was using this tour to assess the team, to decide what we had and what we still needed to improve. We had physical opponents in Nigeria and Cape Verde and we went 50-50 with the Mexico We also had the chance to rotate the players and give the players a lot of minutes.

Even before Saturday’s match started, Ecuador’s coaches, players and fans were in a celebratory mood. On Friday, FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee dismissed Chile’s complaint against the Ecuadorian federation which claimed that Byron Castillo was born in Colombia, not Ecuador, and had falsified his documents, which would make him ineligible for the COMENBOL qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Had the deal held up, Ecuador would have been forced to forfeit the eight games in which Castillo participated. This would have taken Ecuador out of the World Cup and Chile would have progressed and gained a place.

The Chilean team’s lawyers have alleged that Castillo was born in Tumaco, Colombia in 1995. But the player’s records show he was born in 1998 in General Villamil, Ecuador, and FIFA ruled in favor of Ecuador. Castillo was in the starting XI for Saturday’s game.

Ecuador defender Byron Castillo plays against Cape Verde in the international friendly soccer match Saturday, June 11, 2022 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Andrew Uloza / for THE MIAMI HERALD ANDREW ULOZA FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Ecuadorian striker Leo Campana, Inter Miami’s top scorer with seven MLS goals and eight including the US Open Cup, came off the bench in 61st minute to the delight of supporters who have been demanding it since the start of the second half.

Campana, feeling at home at the DRV PNK stadium, replaced Caicedo. He glanced at goal a few minutes later but his shot went over the crossbar.

Campana has been called up for the national team after 10 months away. He had struggled to break into Wolves’ roster from the English Premier League side, came to Inter Miami on loan and was one of Major League Soccer’s leading scorers this season.

Inter Miami forward Leonardo Campana plays for Ecuador against Cape Verde in the international friendly soccer match on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Andrew Uloza / for THE MIAMI HERALD ANDREW ULOZA FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

The crowd of 4,950 was almost entirely made up of Ecuadorian supporters, who sang and waved yellow, blue and red flags. After the final whistle, Alfaro and his players crossed the pitch and thanked their supporters.

“It was a great thing to see so many proud Ecuadorians in New Jersey, Chicago and Miami,” Alfaro said. “They came to see us in hotels and told us how far they had traveled to see us. I told my players to realize how important this team is to all these people, how much it means to them to sing the anthem and watch us play. We have a major obligation not to disappoint them.

Fans of the Ecuadorian team show their support for the team during an international friendly soccer match against Cape Verde on Saturday June 11, 2022 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Andrew Uloza / for THE MIAMI HERALD ANDREW ULOZA FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Among the few Cape Verde fans in the audience was Luis Barbosa, a 33-year-old who flew in from Boston for the game and sat in the front row. He was born in Cape Verde and moved to the United States 10 years ago.

“I’m so happy and proud to be here watching the Cape Verde national team because I’ve never been able to see them in person,” Barbosa said. “When I heard they were playing in Fort Lauderdale, I bought my plane ticket. It’s a great time for them to play in the United States.

Ecuador outshot Cape Verde 13-2 and outscored possession 61%-39%. Although the humidity and the size and physicality of Cape Verde presented unforeseen challenges for Ecuador, Alfaro said he told his players they had to adapt and win uncomfortable games.

Cape Verde coach Pedro Brito said he was proud of his team for giving the fourth-placed South American team a tough game. “In my mind, Ecuador are one of the best teams in South America, so more important for us than the result was to evaluate five or six players who were playing with us for the first time. We learned a lot .

Ecuador will host Qatar, Senegal and the Netherlands at the World Cup. Their opener against Qatar will take place on November 21.

This story was originally published June 11, 2022 11:19 p.m.

Miami Herald sportswriter Michelle Kaufman has covered 14 Olympics, six World Cups, Wimbledon, the US Open, NCAA basketball tournaments, NBA playoffs, Super Bowls and been the football writer and the University of Miami basketball beats writer for 25 years. She was born in Frederick, Maryland and raised in Miami.

Robert Hunt, mainstay of the Dolphins offensive line


Robert Hunt was a bright spot on the Miami Dolphins’ much-maligned offensive line last season, so it makes sense that he could very well become the only starter left in his role in 2022.

But Hunt has yet to adjust to a new scheme under head coach Mike McDaniel and deal with all the changes around him.

“I think we’re all in competition to try to earn a spot,” Hunt said. “No one is installed or penciled in anywhere. We go out there to compete and try to improve and yes, try to have a better year than last year, on paper. I think we also had some really good guys in the room last year; but no, I really think everyone is working to improve and improve to be something no one expects us to be.

The 2021 starting offensive line had Liam Eichenberg at left tackle, Austin Jackson at left guard, Michael Deiter at center, Hunt at right guard and Jesse Davis at right tackle.

Terron Armstead will be the left tackle in 2022, so Eichenberg will have a new position, Conner Williams will play center or left guard after being signed as a free agent, and Austin Jackson worked at right tackle after Davis’ exit during the offseason. . .


Hunt staying at right guard makes sense despite his experience at right tackle — another necessary position for the Dolphins — from his rookie season. He finished last season with Miami’s highest PFF rating among their regular starters and allowed just two sacks.

Although Hunt allowed fewer pressures than Jackson or Eichenberg last season, he allowed 18 more pressures than Williams, so there are still adjustments he can make to his game.

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One of Miami’s newest additions to the offensive line, Armstead, is helping Hunt and the other young players improve from last season despite not practicing during OTAs.

“Terron has helped a lot of our guys, especially us youngsters,” Hunt said. “He’s there training and working with guys. He’s in the meeting room telling us what we can do, what he saw. He’s been doing this for a while so what he says, we really take it into account and we listen to him because he did it. He’s been an All-Pro, he’s been to Pro Bowls, he’s been pretty much everything we want to be in life. Everything Terron says, we take it and listen to it.

Armstead is working with Hunt on “little technical stuff”, which Hunt hopes to carry over to the season.


As for the pattern change, Miami is moving from an inside-zone heavy operating pattern to an outside-zone heavy pattern under McDaniel.

Hunt doesn’t feel like there’s been a big transition in offensive line responsibilities since last season. He previously worked in a similar program when he played for Billy Napier at Louisiana-Lafayette.

“I don’t know if there’s a transition,” Hunt said. “We have just worked since last year from an interior area to a power duo. Like it’s all happening here and people can get a beam on it. Right now we are trying to get everyone to defend the whole pitch. Guys just trust what the coaches say, drop and we try to pick it up and we just run the ball away. We try to run and like I said, make them defend the field. We’re running away here, here, so we got them guessing, and that’s a beautiful thing. This is the type of offense I ran in college. I respect him a lot. I love it.”

Another reason Hunt thinks the scheme change is going well is how McDaniel connects with his players.

Hunt said it was easy to tell McDaniel had the players’ backs and wanted to win more than anything, let alone his “arrogance”.

“I’ve had great coaches in my life,” Hunt said. “I can talk to Napier and all those guys. Mike (McDaniel) is just young. Mike is younger and I feel like we can relate to him. It is good. He knows his (expletive), and we just have to trust him. We will rely on it.

Golfer Mark Hubbard trolling Canadian NHL fans with Avalanche jersey at Canadian Open


Oilers fans have had enough already, after watching their team go winless in the Western Conference Finals against the Avalanche.

Mark Hubbard wanted to rub it some more.

The PGA golfer and Denver native trolled the Oilers and Canadian hockey fans Thursday at the Canadian Open, donning a Nathan MacKinnon Avalanche shirt over his golf apparel in the opening round.

Edmonton was the last remaining Canadian team in contention to win the Stanley Cup Finals after three made the playoffs. The Oilers eliminated their Alberta rivals, the Flames, in the second round, and the Maple Leafs were eliminated by the Lightning in the first round. The Oilers had no answer for MacKinnon and the Avalanche in the Conference Finals, as they were swept 4-0 to end their season.

The Canucks, Jets, Senators and Canadiens all missed the 2022 playoffs.

Colorado is still waiting for its opponent in the final, because it will be either the Lightning or the Rangers who come out of the East. Tampa Bay holds a 3-2 series lead heading into Game 6 on Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Florida.

Meanwhile, at the Canadian Open, Hubbard shot a 67 in the first round, putting him at 3 under par and just outside the top 10 in St. Georges with second-round action starting Friday. .

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When was the last time a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup?

It’s been nearly 30 years since a team north of the border was crowned NHL champion.

The Canadiens were the last team to do so, in 1993.

In that final series against the Kings, Montreal went down 1-0 after a 4-1 win for Los Angeles in Game 1. The Kings looked set to go 2-0 up in the series, holding a 2- 1 in Game 2 late in the third, but Marty McSorley was penalized for using an illegal stick.

On the ensuing power play, Eric Desjardins scored the tying goal that forced OT. In the extra period, Desjardins needed only 51 seconds to complete the hat trick and win the game. Montreal won Games 3 and 4 in overtime thanks to game-winning goals from John LeClair in both games, and earned a 4-1 win in Game 5 to claim the Stanley Cup championship.

Canada have had a team in the final six times since the Canadians won in 1993, but every team has come out on the losing side. The Canucks did it in 1994 and 2011, the Flames in 2004, the Oilers in 2006, the Senators in 2007 and the Canadiens in 2021.

Falcons back QB Franks trying new tight-end hybrid role


Atlanta Falcons quarterback Feleipe Franks works out on the last day of OTA at the Falcons practice facility in Flowery Branch, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (Miguel Martinez/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Feleipe Franks works out on the last day of OTA at the Falcons practice facility in Flowery Branch, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (Miguel Martinez/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)


Feleipe Franks took full advantage of his 6-foot-6 frame to reach high for a touchdown pass from rookie Desmond Ridder on Thursday.

It was anything but another forgettable Atlanta Falcons offseason practice for Franks.

As Ridder and Marcus Mariota prepare to compete for the Falcons’ starting quarterback spot, Franks explores a new hybrid role. He’s still listed as a quarterback, but he spends most of his practice time at the tight end.

For Franks, catching a touchdown pass instead of throwing one was fun — even in an otherwise forgettable organized team activity drill.

“That was fun, man,” Franks said. “It was definitely super different.”

On paper, Franks (6-6, 234) doesn’t look much different from starting tight end Kyle Pitts (6-6, 245). On the court, Franks looks slim when bunched up with tight ends.

Coach Arthur Smith said Thursday he puts Franks in a “hybrid category.” The second-year player will continue to take snaps at quarterback while learning the new position.

As the Falcons prepare for next week’s mandatory three-day minicamp, it seems clear that this experience will continue past OTAs.

“That’s not to say it’s not changing, but right now he’s working more at tight end than quarterback,” offensive coordinator Dave Ragone said Thursday.

This isn’t the first time the Falcons have looked to take advantage of Franks’ athleticism. As a rookie last season, he traveled roads and played on special teams. As the third quarterback behind Matt Ryan and Josh Rosen, Franks’ only pass was intercepted in a loss to New England.

Looking to increase his value after the Falcons flipped their depth chart at quarterback, drafted Ridder in the third round and signed Mariota, Franks volunteered to play tight end.

While Mariota and Ridder wore the quarterback-only red jerseys on Thursday, Franks’ No. 15 jersey was white, like the other players on offense.

“I see this jersey as a materialistic thing,” Franks said with a laugh.

“Just by really stating the obvious, I try to add more value to myself. At the same time, it amused me a lot. It helps me in all aspects at any position, whether I play tight end or quarterback. I learn more about the running game, more about blocking patterns and things like that. It’s really helpful in the quarterback room and in the tight end room.

Franks played three years in Florida before moving to Arkansas, where he set a single-season record completing 68.5% of his passes in 2020. He was signed by Atlanta as an undrafted free agent Last year.

The Falcons showed their willingness for players to explore dual roles last season when Cordarrelle Patterson flourished as a running back and wide receiver. No one has suggested Franks could have a similar impact this season.

Pitts, Anthony Firkser, Parker Hesse and rookie John FitzPatrick lead Atlanta’s depth chart at tight end.

“Every tight end in the room has been very helpful to me, welcoming me and helping me, whether in my routes or blocking,” Franks said. “There are tons of things I need to learn. … It was fun, really fun.

Tight ends coach Justin Peelle said Franks adds some intriguing skills to the position.

“He has the size, the speed and the athletic ability to do it,” Peelle said. “He’s not afraid to get physical with it. And he can catch the ball. The child is fun to be around. He’s just a very good football player.


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Tom Brady Addresses His Flirting With The Miami Dolphins This Offseason – OutKick


Tom Brady does not deny it.

At a press conference in Tampa Bay on Thursday, the quarterback who was considering a move to the Miami Dolphins this offseason was specifically asked to comment on reports that he would move from the Buccaneers to Miami.

His answer :

“I’ve had a lot of conversations with a lot of people, like I’ve had in the last three or four years of my career about the different opportunities when I’m done playing football,” Brady said. “I kind of decided what I would like to do. I will be in the football game.

“I think for me the most important thing is where I am now. And what I hope to do for this team. It’s been my commitment to this team and this organization and it’s been so much fun to come here two years ago. It’s been almost two and a half years now and it’s been an incredible part of my football journey.

“And it’s not over and we have a lot to accomplish. I have a long life ahead of me and there are lots of fun things ahead of me. I look forward to what awaits me in football. But at the same time neither of us are promised much beyond what we have now and it’s the current moment and I’m really excited to go out there and try to compete and win a championship.

Looking for the part, Brady said the idea he had spoken with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross about joining the Dolphins in more than one capacity was ludicrous.

Yeah, nowhere in this answer.

Given the perfect opportunity to trample that notion the same way the future Hall of Fame quarterback trampled the hopes of so many former opponents, Brady actually came close to confirming his trade with Ross when he said he “had a lot of conversations with a lot of people.”

It’s worth noting that the conversation that ultimately wrote the script for Brady’s post-career direction happened with FOX (OutKick’s parent company, by the way).

Brady has signed a $375 million deal with FOX to become the network’s top NFL games analyst when he finally retires — when that might be.

The deal appeared to put an end to the idea that Brady would join the Dolphins after his contract with the Buccaneers expired at the end of the upcoming season. But you never know.

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Why Bryson DeChambeau’s move to LIV is a big deal


The news hit with the cannon force of a 400-yard course or the surge of emotion from a gallery: Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed are heading to LIV Golf.

The Saudi-backed tour, which begins this week outside London, had built a base of well-known but largely veteran players – Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Kevin Na, Ian Poulter and more. Then he added the surprising star power of Dustin Johnson, followed soon after by the globally popular Phil Mickelson.

Now he’s upped the ante with what may be his most important new members in DeChambeau and Reed. It could also include Rickie Fowler who says he’s still considering joining the tour. DeChambeau and Reed both inspire passion in fans – love ’em or hate ’em, they make you feel Somethingand that’s too often a rarity in the world of khakis and sensible golf collars.

DeChambeau’s appeal is obvious. He’s spent the pandemic lockdown rearing his head, and he’s returned to the game as a burly scientist, preaching an odd mix of new-age philosophy and scientific analysis that he believes would completely change the game of golf. He didn’t, but he did win the 2020 US Open, and crowds are gathering to watch him unleash gigantic tee shots that land in different area codes than his playing partners.

Reed oscillated between villain and hero, most often landing on the dark side due to his frequent run-ins with officials and his propensity to complain about unfair treatment. Still, he won the Masters in 2018 and he was on the winning side of one of the most memorable Ryder Cup battles of recent years against Rory McIlroy in 2016.

Even Fowler, who has been through tough times in recent years, remains a favorite with young fans who continue to wear his dazzling Puma gear even as he has moved away from the garish looks of the mid-2010s.

All three attract fans and generate excitement in a way that most LIV players – we’ll be polite and avoid naming names – simply don’t. All three are among the most watched players in all of golf’s tournaments.

All three are also (relatively) young, with DeChambeau in particular just entering his prime. LIV’s goal isn’t instant profitability, it’s brand building, and adding a player like DeChambeau helps the brand immeasurably by removing the stigma and putting a familiar face on an unfamiliar product. .

All of this image building is also known as “sportswashing”, and that’s why human rights organizations have consistently criticized LIV, which is backed by the Saudi government’s Public Investment Fund. . The players have tried to circumvent their connection to the Saudi regime’s human rights abuses, but they are sure to receive questions at next week’s US Open and wherever they make public appearances.

DeChambeau, in particular, will be a fascinating figure to watch. It was previously rumored that he would join LIV ahead of Mickelson’s comments about the Saudis; after this controversy, DeChambeau took a step back and reaffirmed his commitment to the PGA Tour.

Just last week, DeChambeau, who is recovering from an injury, indicated that he is sticking with the PGA Tour. “For me, personally, I don’t think at this point in my career I can risk things like that,” he said of a jump to LIV Golf. “I’m loyal to my family that I’ve created around me with sponsors and stuff…I’m just going to continue to play professional golf and enjoy it wherever that takes me, playing with the best players in the world.”

What has changed for DeChambeau? Maybe it was Mickelson’s return. Perhaps it was the fact that Johnson led the way and drew initial criticism for backing down from his word. Maybe it was the USGA’s decision to let LIV players compete in the US Open. And maybe it was just money – unfathomable life-changing money.

Whatever the reason, many of the most compelling figures on the PGA Tour now race with LIV. The most serious threat to a professional sports league established for more than 40 years has become much more real.

The crowds watching Bryson DeChambeau’s every ride means his impact on LIV will be significant. (Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports)


Jay Busbee is a staff writer for Yahoo Sports. Follow him on Twitter at @jaybusbee or contact him at [email protected]

JSW Sports launches a range of sportswear


New Delhi: JSW Sports, part of the JSW Group, announced its foray into the $500 million sportswear market on Tuesday with the launch of a sportswear range under the brand name ‘JSW Inspire’.

JSW Sports, which co-owns Indian Premier League team Delhi Capitals, in addition to kabaddi team Haryana Steelers, and football club Bengaluru FC, is actively involved in building the sports ecosystem in India.

“Venturing into the activewear and activewear space is a decision we have been contemplating for a long time, and now we are ready to take the first step in this direction with JSW Inspire. I strongly believe that an Indian brand is capable of providing high quality sportswear,” said Parth Jindal, Managing Director of JSW Cement and JSW Paints.

The Indian sportswear market was estimated at 466.9 billion in 2018; it is expected to reach 997.8 billion by 2024.

Over the period 2019-2024, market expansion is pegged at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 13.59%. Meanwhile, the pandemic has also given sportswear a boost. Brands such as Puma, Adidas and Reebok have seen an increase in demand.

“Our involvement in Indian sports has evolved through our various top teams, franchises, athletes and centers. Our wider footprint in Indian sports makes it a perfect opportunity for vertical expansion,” added Jindal.

JSW Inspire’s initial retail strategy will focus on online sales of its apparel line.

JSW Sports is the sports arm of JSW Group, a $13 billion conglomerate with operations in India, USA, South America, Europe and Africa. Founded in 2012, the company aims to play a role in creating a sports culture in India by maximizing the potential of Indian sports and athletes.

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Super regional games are held in the NCAA baseball tournament


FILE - Tennessee's Jordan Beck (27) and Jorel Ortega, right, jump to celebrate Beck's home run against Oklahoma during an NCAA baseball game Sunday, March 6, 2022 in Houston.  After finishing one of the most dominant runs in Southeastern Conference history, Tennessee was named the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday, May 30, 2022. (AP Photo /Michael Wyke, File)

FILE – Tennessee’s Jordan Beck (27) and Jorel Ortega, right, jump to celebrate Beck’s home run against Oklahoma during an NCAA baseball game Sunday, March 6, 2022 in Houston. After finishing one of the most dominant runs in Southeastern Conference history, Tennessee was named the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday, May 30, 2022. (AP Photo /Michael Wyke, File)


The matchups for the NCAA baseball super regionals took place Monday night after second-seeded national Stanford, No. 3 Oregon State, No. 8 East Carolina and eight other teams won the regionals.

Best-of-three super-regionals kick off Friday and Saturday and will determine the College World Series field in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning June 17.

The matchups: Notre Dame (38-14) at National No. 1 seed Tennessee (56-7), Connecticut (49-14) at Stanford (45-15), Auburn (40-19) at Oregon State ( 47-16), Oklahoma (40-21) at No. 4 Virginia Tech (44-12), Louisville (41-19-1) at No. 5 Texas A&M (40-18), Texas (45-19) at East Carolina (45-19), Mississippi (35-22) to South Mississippi (47-17) and Arkansas (41-19) to North Carolina (42-20).

Stanford will play in a third straight super regional after coming back from two runs in the ninth inning to claim a 4-3 win over Texas State. Drew Bowser and Tommy Troy hit back-to-back homers to tie, and freshman hitter Trevor Haskins singled in the winning run.

Matthew Gretler hit a game-breaking homer for Oregon State in the seventh inning, and No. 1 starter Cooper Hjerpe pitched the final two innings in his first relief appearance to secure a 7-6 win over Vanderbilt.

“I felt good and told them if you need me, I’m ready,” said Hjerpe, who was working on two days off after throwing 100 pitches in 6 2/3 innings on Friday.

East Carolina’s eight-run seventh inning opened up a 13-2 win over Coastal Carolina.

Auburn won a regional at home for the first time since 1999, beating UCLA 11-4 in a game suspended Sunday night due to rain.

Cameron Masterman’s decisive homer in the eighth inning sent Louisville to an 11-9 win over Michigan and into the super regionals for the seventh time since 2013.

Southern Mississippi is back in super regionals for the first time since 2009 after taking the lead from ninth on a sacrifice fly to beat LSU 8-7.

Tim Elko homered three and Kemp Alderman hit a grand slam in Mississippi’s 22-6 rout of Arizona.

Gillian Gage and Davis Palermo combined to throw 5 1/3 one-hitter shutout innings to help send North Carolina to a third straight super regional with a 7-3 win over VCU.

Peyton Graham homered in a four-run eighth inning that erased a two-run deficit and Oklahoma beat Florida 5-4 to return to the supers for the first time since 2013.

Connecticut held off Maryland 11-8 to become the first current Big East team since St. John’s in 2012 to win a regional.

Arkansas’ Hagen Smith escaped a goal-laden jam with his team up two runs in the eighth, and the Razorbacks knocked out No. 7 Oklahoma State 7-3 to reach a fourth super regional. consecutive. The Hogs maintained an OSU offense that scored 10, 12, 29 and 14 points in its previous four games.


Auburn became the first team in SEC history to score at least 50 points in its first three tournament games. The Tigers outscored opponents 51-18 and hit 12 doubles and 11 homers.

“Our offense was key No. 1. Number 2 was our three starting pitchers,” coach Butch Thompson said. “It’s good when you’re at this point and playing your best baseball of the year, and I thought we did.


East Carolina is in its third straight super regional and is looking to reach its first college World Series. The Pirates have played 31 times in the tournament, the most of any NCAA team that has never qualified in Omaha.

The Pirates are 1-12 in their six super-regional appearances, and they’ve managed two combined points in four games in the previous two.


Dan McDonnell used an unusual coaching ploy to motivate his Louisville team. Instead of talking baseball with his players, he talks hockey.

The tournament coincides with the NHL playoffs, and McDonnell preaches to his players to compete with the same intensity as a hockey team in a Game 7 situation.

It must have worked. The Cardinals have fought elimination three times on their home turf. After earning an 11-9 win over Michigan on Monday, McDonnell emerged from the dugout wearing a hockey jersey.

“It’s a Lamar Jackson hockey jersey,” he said, referring to the Baltimore Ravens quarterback who played in Louisville. “I don’t know where we found it, but it’s pretty cool.”


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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson at the Miami Dolphins? ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio thinks it’s a possibility.


Noted detractor of Tua Tagovailoa, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, went to the Rich Eisen Show today (June 6, 2022) and the host asked him a question for a segment titled “What’s More Likely.”

“What’s more likely, Tua has a combined 30 touchdowns this year…or he struggles and [Tom] Brady is Miami’s quarterback in 2023?

Florio thought about the question for a moment before answering.

“More likely? He has 33 in total [touchdown] in his career and we need 30 combined. I think there’s a chance his numbers will go up with Mike McDaniel, but there will always be flaws in his game that McDaniel will do a great job of covering up. I’m still saying between those two there’s a higher chance he’ll struggle and that’s Brady in 2023.”

Then, uninvited, Mike Florio decided to piss off fans of the beleaguered Dolphins quarterback by introducing a new QB into the conversation.

“Or… Lamar Jackson in 2023. If the Ravens don’t make that deal with him — and he’s made it clear he doesn’t want to negotiate this season — there will be a window of opportunity for them to finally do that after the season, assuming he commits. There will be a time when I think the Ravens will be exasperated.

Florio continued,

“I think at some point the Ravens are going to throw their hands up and say, ‘We have to move on. If this guy won’t take our money, we just have to move on. You tag it and you trade it and you maybe trade it to the Miami Dolphins if they are looking for an upgrade from Tua after this season.”

Rich Eisen and his entire team immediately burst into a series of shocked laughs before Rich ended up seeking clarification from the PFT creator that indeed Florio thought he was more likely Lamar Jackson to quarterback the Miami Dolphins 2023 instead of Tua Tagovailoa or even Tom Brady.

Florio ironically praised Tua for responding to his haters before questioning Tagovailoa’s ability to stay healthy or make big throws in big situations and saying once again that if Tua doesn’t have a season successful, he has no more excuses now that Miami has an improved offensive line, a group of receivers and a back room.

To watch the full Rich Eisen Show segment regarding Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins, click on the video in the tweet below.

Which do you think is more likely – Tua Tagovailoa combines for 30+ touchdowns in 2022, or Lamar Jackson (or Tom Brady) is the Dolphins QB in 2023? Do you think Tua can finally silence his doubters with his game under new head coach Mike McDaniel? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter at @MBrave13! Fins!

Wedbush comments on PVH Corp’s results. in the second quarter of 2023 (NYSE:PVH)


PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH – Get Rating) – Wedbush investment analysts cut their second quarter 2023 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for PVH in a report released Thursday, June 2. Wedbush analyst T. Nikic now expects the textile maker to post earnings per share of $2.00 for the quarter, down from its previous forecast of $2.21. Wedbush has a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $82.00 on the stock. Wedbush also released PVH earnings estimates for fiscal year 2023 at $9.00 EPS.

Several other equity research analysts also weighed in on the company. StockNews.com began covering PVH in a research note on Thursday, March 31. They set a “Strong Buy” rating for the company. Morgan Stanley cut its price target on PVH from $89.00 to $83.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded PVH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a price target of $89.00 for the company. in a Monday, March 28 research note. Truist Financial reduced its price target on PVH from $100.00 to $81.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a Tuesday, April 5 research note. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group cut its price target on PVH from $120.00 to $110.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday. One investment analyst gave the stock a sell rating, nine gave the company a hold rating, seven gave the company a buy rating and one gave the company a high buy rating. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $106.25.

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NYSE PVH shares opened at $71.96 on Monday. The stock has a fifty-day moving average price of $72.66 and a two-hundred-day moving average price of $88.55. The company has a debt ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 1.39. The company has a market capitalization of $4.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 5.19, a PEG ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 2.07. PVH has a 1-year minimum of $60.35 and a 1-year maximum of $125.42. PVH (NYSE:PVH – Get Rating) last released its results on Wednesday, June 1. The textile maker reported EPS of $2.22 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.61. PVH had a return on equity of 13.94% and a net margin of 10.71%. The company posted revenue of $2.12 billion for the quarter, versus $2.09 billion expected by analysts. During the same period last year, the company achieved EPS of $1.92. The company’s revenue increased by 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of large investors have recently changed their holdings in the company. Pzena Investment Management LLC increased its position in PVH by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC now owns 7,836,192 shares of the textile maker worth $600,331,000 after buying an additional 60,361 shares last quarter. Lone Pine Capital LLC increased its equity stake in PVH by 21.2% in Q3. Lone Pine Capital LLC now owns 3,297,609 shares of the textile maker valued at $338,961,000 after purchasing an additional 577,900 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its holdings of PVH stock by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,396,147 shares of the textile maker valued at $255,549,000 after purchasing an additional 89,620 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings of PVH shares by 17.5% in Q1. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,215,397 shares of the textile maker valued at $169,740,000 after buying an additional 329,358 shares during the period. Finally, Invesco Ltd. increased its stake in PVH shares by 9.7% in the 1st quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 1,684,738 shares of the textile maker valued at $129,067,000 after purchasing an additional 148,917 shares during the period. 98.34% of the shares are currently held by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Separately, Executive Vice President Dana Perlman sold 455 shares of the company in a trade on Tuesday, April 19. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.50, for a total value of $36,627.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 16,409 shares of the company, valued at approximately $1,320,924.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available via this link. 0.56% of the shares are held by insiders.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 29. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 8 will receive a dividend of $0.038. This represents an annualized dividend of $0.15 and a dividend yield of 0.21%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 7. PVH’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 1.08%.

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PVH Corp. operates as a worldwide clothing company. The Company operates through six segments: Tommy Hilfiger North America, Tommy Hilfiger International, Calvin Klein North America, Calvin Klein International, Heritage Brands Wholesale and Heritage Brands Retail. It designs, markets and retails clothing and accessories for men, women and children, including branded dress shirts, ties, sportswear, jeans, performance wear, underwear, underwear -clothing, swimwear, swimming-related products, handbags, accessories, footwear, outerwear, home furnishings, luggage, sleepwear, loungewear, hats, scarves, gloves, socks, watches and jewellery, non-ophthalmic glasses and sunglasses, perfumes, bed and bath furniture, small leather goods and other products.

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Ukraine’s quest for the World Cup ends in defeat against Wales in the midst of war


Ukraine players react after Wales' Gareth Bale scored his side's first goal during the 2022 World Cup Qualifying qualifier match between Wales and Ukraine at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, in Wales, Sunday, June 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Viera)

Ukraine players react after Wales’ Gareth Bale scored his side’s first goal during the 2022 World Cup Qualifying qualifier match between Wales and Ukraine at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, in Wales, Sunday, June 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Viera)


Ukraine players wept in the rain as they cheered their dejected fans after missing out on World Cup qualifying by losing 1-0 to Wales in the latest European qualifiers for FIFA’s footballing showpiece on Sunday.

The nerve-wracking moment in a tight game came in the 34th minute when Andriy Yarmolenko inadvertently headed the ball into his own net while trying to clear Welsh captain Gareth Bale’s free-kick.

As Wales head to a first World Cup in 64 years – opening against the United States in November – it was a game too far for Ukraine’s emotionally charged mission to qualify for the Qatar while remaining under invasion from Russia.

“We did everything we could,” coach Oleksandr Petrakov said through a translator, “but I really want the Ukrainian people to remember our team’s efforts.”

Petrakov’s priority, once the World Cup dream was extinguished, was to ensure that the suffering at home was not forgotten by the world.

“We have war raging across the country,” Petrakov said. “We have children and women dying daily. Our infrastructure is ruined by Russian barbarians. The Russians want to hurt us, but the Ukrainians are resisting and defending their land. We just want your support. We just want you to understand what’s going on at home.

Back home on the 102nd day of the war, Ukrainians took a break from pain and suffering by watching the Cardiff game in bars, including in Kyiv.

The war and missile strikes earlier Sunday in the Ukrainian capital obviously dampened any celebratory mood for the game.

Yet architect Dmytro Leshehenko pulled out his bright yellow national team jersey – bought in happier times when Ukraine co-hosted the 2012 European Championships – and walked with his brother wearing flip-flops ahead two of Kyiv’s golden-domed cathedrals to a bar where they watched the game with friends, washed down with two massive 3-litre jugs of beer, fried bread, smoked meats and other snacks.

“People on the battlefields watched this on their phones,” Leshehenko said, recounting conversations with friends serving in the armed forces.

When the bar’s giant screens lost signal in the second half, patrons crowded around on cellphones to watch the action. Some joked that the Russian hackers must have cut the transmission.

The sadness of losing was tempered by the fact that, in the grand scheme of things, war is far more important. The game was just a moment of respite.

“We have more problems than that,” Leshehenko said. “It’s a day when we can feel there is no war. It’s a holiday for us.”

In Cardiff there was also a sense that the qualifiers were the least of the struggles Ukraine faced

“Our main fight is our war,” said Ukrainian fan Anna Stepanova, who traveled to follow the team from Mykolaiv, where her house was damaged. “Every day we hear bombs and hear artillery. It’s a very difficult life. We came here and we are like in another world.”

The specter of war was evident in the Welsh capital with a message of peace in English and Ukrainian on screens at Cardiff City Stadium.

Of the 1,800 places allocated to Ukraine, 100 free tickets have been given to refugees who have been forced to flee Ukraine since the invasion began in February, leading to Russia’s disqualification from qualifying for world Cup.

Rivalries were put aside when the Ukrainian national anthem was played and it was applauded by home fans who then cheered the downbeat opposition.

In the end, it was Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey who proved an impenetrable barrier. No other team has managed as many as Ukraine’s nine shots on target in European qualifiers without managing to score.

Hennessey’s right leg fended off Viktor Tsyhankov’s shot after 10 minutes as Ukraine struggled to equalize. Artem Dovbyk’s 84th-minute header looked destined for the corner of the net until it was cleared away by Hennessey’s left hand.

“He made some amazing saves,” said Ukrainian midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko. “We didn’t deserve to lose today, it was so close. We must continue, work a lot.


Associated Press writer John Leicester in Kyiv, Ukraine, contributed to this report.


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Predicting the Miami Dolphins’ record against the AFC East


The Miami Dolphins have playoff aspirations for the 2022 season, but they’ll have to battle it out with the rest of the AFC East first.

It has been a long time since the Miami Dolphins were AFC East champions.

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots ruled the division for the better part of two decades, being the winner in 16 of 17 seasons from 2003 to 2019. The only time they didn’t win the title of the AFC East, it was the season in which Brady was injured in Week 1, and it was the Dolphins who stepped in and stole the crown that year.

Brady is now long gone from the division, but there is a new MVP candidate the Dolphins must try to outrun now. Josh Allen has had a stellar performance over the past three years, leading his Buffalo Bills to three straight 10+ seasons and the last two division crowns.

While Miami will certainly have plenty of hype surrounding them given their flashy offseason, getting past the Bills remains a difficult and monumental task. The Dolphins have been abysmal in recent meetings between the two teams, games that gave their fans very little reason to believe they were close to a division title.

How will the Dolphins fare this season against their AFC East counterparts? Here is a full 6-game prediction on Miami’s clashes with New York, Buffalo and New England.

The complexion of the sport’s best sophomores in the air


With a number of the top 2-year-olds of 2021 already out or not yet in shape, the landscape has already changed for the all-important 3-year-old division.

by Brett Sturman

Last year’s top horses are just returning to the track in qualifying and early season races, and already the landscape of many divisions has changed since its last conclusion.

Starting with the glamorous division, the premature retirement of last year’s 2-year-old colt division champion, Monte Miki, is very unfortunate. The Metro and Breeders Crown winner got excited late last year but it was announced a month ago that he had suffered a torn tendon. In his absence, perhaps early-season favorite status defaults to Pebble Beach. Last year’s 1:48.4 winner was in a Saturday split at Somebeachsomewhere in Woodbine Mohawk (results available elsewhere in this issue), as was another of Breeders Crown’s most notable entrants, Beach Glass. Gulf Shores is another that ran on an action-packed Saturday in its seasonal debut at Scioto. Brian Brown’s trainee narrowly missed Monte Miki by a nose in the Breeders Crown. The second fastest so far belongs to Night Hawk. The Meadowlands Pace-eligible colt per bet line took his 1:48.4 mark last week at Pocono by a neckline over Mad Max Hanover in a PA Division Sire Stake. Hammering Hank is another colt from last year that comes to mind; he makes his debut on Wednesday in a division of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at Harrah’s in Philadelphia.

As for the fillies of last year’s 2-year-old pacers, it’s too early to say for sure, but Niki Hill’s seasonal debut last week could prove fatal. If nothing else, it’s another division that has the potential to be radically different this year. Never traveling smoothly throughout her PASS test in Philadelphia, she broke stride in the final part of the mile and was later reported to injure her right front ankle. Trainer Chris Ryder said in this interview that she would be back, but it seems unlikely that she will be the same towering filly that took her to second place for Horse of the Year last year. It looks like his absence opens the door for Treacherous Dragon to take the driver’s seat as stakes season gets underway. She battled last year with Niki Hill and got off to a fast 3-for-3 start in 2022, with the most recent win coming last week in an easy PASS win for Tetrick and Pelling. Sea Silk is another who deserves attention as another top first year filly and looked vicious on her seasonal debut a few weeks ago; remains in Ohio for his second start on Saturday.

Stick to the 3-year-old fillies, but on the trotting side it will all depend on how well these horses can go from 2 to 3. The talk for most of the last year has been about Venerable. The young filly who beat the colts to win the Mohawk Million looked untouchable for much of the season, but Joviality made a late super push in this division winning the Breeders Crown (from position 10) and then continuing with a win in the Goldsmith’s Wife. This year Joviality has continued on that path, most recently winning in 1:51.2 at Vernon while Venerable has broken a few times at least so far, regressed in time somewhat from last year . It’s still very early days, but it’s another strong division that includes New Jersey Sires Stakes Champion Fashion Schooner, Jiggy Jog S, Misswalner Fashion and I’m sure many more that I overlook.

3-year-old colts are another totally open division. King Of The North won this group last year with their early season performances, but they weren’t as threatening by the end of the year. He was on track to qualify on Saturday for the first time. Horses in this group that have already set fast marks this year include: Pretender, Temporal Hanover and Looks Like Moni. Last year’s Breeders Crown champion Rebuff is close to qualifying, and crown runner-up Branded By Lindy has already returned with a quick 1:52.1 qualifier from the start. Even horses like Jonas K, who achieved that record mile at Plainridge, could be heard in this very open division.

Where there seems to be some level of stability is at the top of the open trotting ranks. Ecurie D Dk didn’t win a Dan Patch last year, but it wasn’t for lack of ability. He dominated his rivals in his only two starts in North America last year, the Allerage and the Breeders Crown. In his only start so far in 2022 from the Cutler two weeks ago, he won in 1:49.1. It doesn’t seem out of the question that he could beat the all-time trotting mark of 1:48.4. Of course, it’s been a long year and it remains to be seen who might be able to step up and challenge him. Normally, there would have been a lot of anticipation to see how last year’s Trotter of the Year, Jujubee, would handle the transition to racing against older horses. But there is another who has been bitten by the injury bug and hopes to aim for a comeback later in the season.

The older women’s division is full of intrigue. If the Sentinelle de Lyon can remain as good this year as it has been for the past two years, how does it compare to Test Of Faith? How about other newly transformed 4 year old mares such as Fire Start Hanover and Oakwoodanabella – can they compete with open mares?

It’s a similar story in the free-for-all pacing division. Last year’s champion Allywag Hanover is still in the process of qualifying and it will be interesting to see if any new threats can challenge him. Linedrive Hanover which was unknown at the end of last year turned out to be a total killer. Bettor’s Donttell comes out a mile 1:47.3 at the Meadowlands. Last year’s 3-year-old champion, Perfect Sting, has retired, but his main rival, Charlie May, is still in the running and how will he fare? There are at least half a dozen other horses in this category who have shown perseverance throughout the year in this division. Among the older women’s trotting, Manchego is another now-retired, but Atlanta may have a new threat in Bella Bellini.

Despite all the uncertainty that has come with the changing momentum since late last year, it surely sets the stage for what promises to be an exciting 2022 season.

Ross Stores (ROST) buy rating reiterated at Morgan Stanley


Ross Stores (NASDAQ: ROST – Get Rating)The stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Morgan Stanley investment analysts in a research report released on Friday, TipRanks reports. They currently have a price target of $129.00 on the clothing retailer’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 55.95% from the current stock price.

Other equity research analysts have also published research reports on the company. Loop Capital lowered its price target on Ross Stores from $95.00 to $80.00 and set a “holding” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, May 20. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its price target on shares of Ross Stores from $125.00 to $119.00 in a Monday, May 16 report. Cowen cut his price target on Ross Stores shares from $109.00 to $103.00 and set a “market performance” rating for the company in a Tuesday, February 22 report. TheStreet downgraded shares of Ross Stores from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a Thursday May 19 research note. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reduced its target price on Ross Stores from $116.00 to $99.00 in a Friday, May 20 report. One research analyst gave the stock a sell rating, six gave the company a hold rating and eleven gave the company a buy rating. According to MarketBeat, Ross Stores currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $100.50.

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Shares of ROST traded down $0.49 during Friday’s midday session, hitting $82.72. 3,059,553 shares of the stock trade in hands, compared to its average volume of 6,044,281. The stock has a fifty-day simple moving average of $94.37 and a 200-day simple moving average of 98.80 $. Ross Stores has a 12 month minimum of $69.75 and a 12 month maximum of $127.58. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.88 and a debt ratio of 0.61. The company has a market capitalization of $29.07 billion, a price/earnings ratio of 18.42, a P/E/G ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.93.

Ross Stores (NASDAQ: ROST – Get Rating) last released its quarterly results on Thursday, May 19. The clothing retailer reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.97 for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.00 per ($0.03). The company posted revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, versus $4.54 billion expected by analysts. Ross Stores had a return on equity of 39.61% and a net margin of 8.46%. The company’s quarterly revenue fell 4.1% year over year. During the same period last year, the company achieved EPS of $1.34. On average, equity research analysts expect Ross Stores to post earnings per share of 4.43 for the current fiscal year.

Ross Stores said its board launched a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, March 1 that allows the company to repurchase $1.90 billion in stock. This repurchase authorization authorizes the clothing retailer to repurchase up to 6% of its inventory through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that a company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

Several hedge funds have recently increased or reduced their stakes in the company. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Ross Stores by 28.4% in the 1st quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 280,150 shares of the clothing retailer worth $25,343,000 after acquiring an additional 61,998 shares during the period. Walleye Capital LLC increased its position in Ross Stores by 8.9% in the first quarter. Walleye Capital LLC now owns 174,856 shares of the clothing retailer worth $15,817,000 after purchasing an additional 14,259 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its stake in Ross Stores by 52.6% in the 1st quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 4,371 shares of the clothing retailer worth $394,000 after buying an additional 1,506 shares last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in shares of Ross Stores by 15.0% during the 1st quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 14,679 shares of the clothing retailer valued at $1,328,000 after purchasing an additional 1,916 shares during the period. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its stake in Ross Stores shares by 59.3% in the 1st quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 493,575 shares of the clothing retailer worth $44,989,000 after buying an additional 183,649 shares last quarter. Institutional investors hold 87.02% of the company’s shares.

Ross Stores Company Profile (Get a rating)

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates discount clothing and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brands. Its stores mainly offer clothing, accessories, footwear and homewear. The Company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products through department stores and specialty stores primarily to middle-income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products in department stores and discount stores for low-income households.

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Japan and Brazil linked by football, baseball and immigration


Silvia Semanaka, left, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Japan, talks to her teenage students during an English lesson at a language school she runs in the town of Oizumi, about 90 kilometers away (55 miles) northwest of Tokyo on Tuesday, May 31.  , 2022. Tatyane Kataoka, from left back, Juliane Soares and Nicole Enomoto attended the English lesson.  (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Silvia Semanaka, left, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Japan, talks to her teenage students during an English lesson at a language school she runs in the town of Oizumi, about 90 kilometers away (55 miles) northwest of Tokyo on Tuesday, May 31. , 2022. Tatyane Kataoka, from left back, Juliane Soares and Nicole Enomoto attended the English lesson. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)


The Brazil national football team draws wherever they play, often a sentimental choice. The affection will be deeper for some in Japan when the countries play in Tokyo on Monday, with both heading to the World Cup in Qatar.

Geographically distant and culturally distinct, Brazil and Japan are linked by more than a century of immigration – and return migration. The end of slavery in Brazil in 1888 saw Japanese and others recruited to work in slave-like conditions on coffee plantations in southern Brazil.

Brazil is home to the largest Japanese population in the world outside the country, estimated at 2 million. Several hundred thousand Japanese Brazilians have returned to work in Japan in recent decades, changing the face and cadence of cities.

Japan have never beaten Brazil in football in 12 tries. Two decades ago, he hired former Brazilian midfielder Zico to coach his national team. He’s fielded a few Brazilian-born players over the years like Alessandro Santos, but this time there are no obvious connections.

“I’m not sure I can go to the game, but I would definitely cheer for Brazil,” said Silvia Semanaka, who was born in Brazil to a mother of Japanese descent and moved to Japan 16 years ago to work.

“Maybe I’ll wear a Brazil shirt and hold a Japanese flag.”

Semanaka followed his brother Norberto to Japan, where he played professional baseball for the Chunichi Dragons, a game he perfected in the Japanese community near Sao Paulo. Hardly anyone in Brazil plays baseball.

“In Brazil, baseball is considered a Japanese game,” Norberto said. Despite growing up in the most famous football country in the world, Norberto said he played ‘zero football’.

“There was no time for football because every weekend they played baseball,” Silvia said.

Norberto has been in Japan longer than his sister. He put down roots and runs the popular Brazilian restaurant Kaminalua in the small town of Oizumi, located about 90 kilometers (55 miles) northwest of Tokyo.

A small gallery at the restaurant’s entrance displays his old Dragons baseball jersey (#65), cap, gloves and bat, along with newspaper clippings that make him a small-town celebrity. He went to high school in Japan, is fluent in Japanese, and was a left-handed first baseman known for his batting.

“My life is half and half,” he says, “half in Brazil and half here in Japan. In football, it’s Brazil.”

About 2% in Japan have a foreign nationality. Oizumi and other small towns that have attracted immigrants are different. Of Oizumi’s 40,000 residents, the local town hall says 20% were born outside Japan and just over half are Japanese Brazilians

The second largest group is Peruvians, followed by Nepalese and Vietnamese. The city claims about 32 nationalities.

Supermarkets, companies offering moving services and other stores are dotted with Brazilian flags. All the popular Brazilian food and drinks are here: Pacoquita, the savory peanut candy; cans of feijoada, the black bean stew; and the popular Guarana soft drink.

Signs abound in Japanese and Portuguese. Some malls advertise in Japanese, Portuguese, English and Chinese. This may be common in the United States or countries with large immigrant communities, but not in homogeneous Japan.

“It looks like you’re at an airport,” Silvia said.

Many Brazilians in the Oizumi region have returned to work at the local Subaru car plant or other factories. Silvia runs a language school where she teaches English and others teach Portuguese or Japanese. Parents of children born in Japan want them to know Portuguese or Japanese – depending on what is missing – and adults who have immigrated study Japanese or English.

Three of Silvia’s teenage students studying English – Tatyane Kataoka, Juliane Soares and Nicole Enomoto – represent the linguistic mishmash. They were born in Japan, have only visited Brazil briefly, speak Portuguese as their first language and have varying dexterity in Japanese.

Tatyane said she spoke “no” Japanese, and Nicole was fluent. Juliane is between the two.

“I understand most of what they say, but I’m afraid to say it,” Juliane said.

Both Juliane and Nicole hope to attend college next year in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba as virtual strangers after living their entire lives in Japan. Tatyane is a year younger and still has this decision to make.

All three were asked if they identified as Brazilian or Japanese. All three said “Brazilian”.

“Everyone wants to go back to Brazil, but usually that’s not what happens,” explained Silvia. “Most of them stay. I wanted to stay two or three years and I’m still here.”

Silvia hinted at a possible human tendency – people finding differences between them despite having a lot in common. She said her Brazilian-born father “a Brazilian Brazilian” was not always welcomed by the Japanese community, who viewed him as an outsider.

“Only Japanese descendants played baseball in Brazil. They didn’t accept my father,” she said. “Even being in Brazil, and being born in Brazil, they considered themselves Japanese and didn’t want to mingle.”

These early Japanese had difficult lives, documented at the Japanese Immigration Museum in the Liberdade district of Sao Paulo. They were recruited by the Brazilian government to “whiten” the country, which was heavily black and brown when slavery ended. This was part of a well-known eugenics movement in early 20th century Brazil.

This contradicts the popular notion that Brazil is a “racial democracy,” a myth that underpins much of the culture.

Brazilians returning to Japan have encountered their own obstacles. Some are self-created: not knowing the rules, not following them, or language barrier issues. Others could be related to the insular nature of Japan.

“I think the Japanese are getting used to foreigners more and more. but sometimes I think it’s our fault,” said Silvia. “We are foreigners here, so we have to respect their culture. We have to get used to them, not that they get used to us.

Silvia said she is more likely to return to live in Brazil than her brother, and the attraction is family. She said the Brazilians “probably have more fun because the Japanese work a lot.” But she said Japan was the winner when it came to quality of life, pointing to huge social inequality in Brazil linked to skin color.

“I prefer Japanese culture,” Silvia said. “People respect each other here, and if you make an effort to work, you can find a job; you can have your business – buy your house or your car. In Brazil, it’s a bit more complicated.

Norberto was more adamant, but conflicted.

“I’m Brazilian, but I’m not used to the culture there anymore,” he said. “I’m more used to Japanese culture than my own. But when it comes to football, I’m 100% Brazilian. It’s a bit confusing, isn’t it?


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A tribute to Ryan Fitzpatrick…and his unique place in Miami Dolphins history


Ryan Fitzpatrick’s gypsy career in the NFL is over after 17 seasons with nine teams, including the Miami Dolphins.

While his record as the Dolphins’ starting quarterback was less than .500, Fitzpatrick certainly left an impression — a good one — during his two years in Miami.


As he was throughout his NFL career, Fitzpatrick was fun.

And it wasn’t just his outgoing personality, with his quick wit and self-deprecating humor, that should make him excellent as an analyst if that’s the path he chooses after his career.

Fitzpatrick was also fun to watch in the field because he was just always willing to let it go, sometimes to his detriment, whether it was dashing into cover, throwing a block down the field, or trying to run over a defender – in a pre-season game no less.

No, Fitzpatrick wasn’t necessarily a great quarterback, but he was pretty good in his two seasons with the Dolphins.

In 2019 he guided a team through a clear rebuilding phase that started 0-7 in five wins in the last nine games, punctuated by the shocking 27-24 win at Gillette Stadium in the season opener final. the way to the end of the New England Patriots Dynasty.

In 2020, he posted a 95.6 passer rating in his nine games, which was the best by a Dolphins quarterback since Chad Pennington had a 97.4 in 2008 when he tied the game. ranked second in NFL MVP voting behind Peyton Manning.

That 95.6 mark was the second-best among any Dolphins quarterbacks who followed Dan Marino after his retirement in March 2000.


As much as anything, however, Fitzpatrick’s time in Miami could be remembered for him playing when he shouldn’t have been playing and not playing when he should have been.

Let’s start with the former, specifically the decision to have him start the 2019 opener and then bring him back into the lineup after Josh Rosen failed his brief audition.

This 2019 season for the Dolphins was all about resetting the roster — and/or the pool, depending on who you want to believe or how you want to see it — and making the playoffs never really seemed like a realistic goal.

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So what was the point of having Fitzpatrick quarterback instead of Rosen, who the Dolphins traded second- and fifth-round picks for? Sure, it could perhaps be argued that then-coach Brian Flores established “his culture” and made the locker room believe with that 5-4 finish, but perhaps it would have been more makes sense to further investigate Rosen’s quarterbacking abilities at the NFL level while enjoying a higher pick with each loss.

That move might not even have been as egregious as the one taken in 2020 to remove Fitzpatrick from the starting line-up while on leave and insert then-rookie Tua Tagovailoa in his place.

The decision came as the Dolphins won their previous two games by 26 and 24 points to improve to 3-3 this season, with Fitzpatrick throwing three touchdown passes in each game.

Making the move then suggested the 2020 season was all about gaining Tagovailoa playing experience, but that logic then disappeared when Fitzpatrick replaced him after halftime in games against Denver and Las Vegas.

Fitzpatrick’s Zoom session with the media after the quarterback change, with his words and expression showing his devastation at the move, remains a painful memory of his time in Miami.

After falling short against Denver, Fitzpatrick was able to rally the Dolphins to a victory in this wild game in Las Vegas, thanks to the unlikely – almost miraculous – “Facemask Pass” to Mack Hollins.

It would be his last game in a Dolphins uniform. The week after Vegas returned was Buffalo’s winning season finale, but Fitzpatrick spent it on the COVID-19 roster.

It was a bitter end to what was overall a pretty positive experience for Fitzpatrick in Miami, although no one should suggest he would have made a major difference in the 56-26 loss to the Bills.


That he quit last offseason was pretty much a foregone conclusion as there was no way he would play past Tagovailoa in 2021, but his next adventure ended after just one start with Washington due to injury. at the end of the season hip.

Fitzpatrick’s retirement was revealed from a text message he sent to former teammates which showed countless names in different styles and sizes of players he played with.

Looking at the text, shared on Twitter by former Bills teammate Fred Jackson, we can recognize former Dolphins teammates like Mike Gesicki, DeVante Parker, Ted Karras and Daniel Kilgore.

Fitzpatrick wrote at the bottom: “Forever grateful for the magic ride.”

For those of us who covered Fitzpatrick during his two years in Miami, it was certainly a fun time.

The Bost brothers are a winning two-sport combo for Texas A&M


COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M designated hitter Austin Bost did his best to help his little brother, Blake, learn baseball while growing up in Groves.

“Austin taught me how to punch — and taught me how to be right-handed,” Blake said amused. “So all my life I’ve hit right-handed.”

One thing: Blake is left-handed and one of two top-four left-handed quarterbacks at the A&M football team, with LSU transfer Max Johnson.

Austin, too, has spent a lot of time in the stands cheering on his little brother in football and baseball, and starting Friday, Blake will be rooting to his big brother in an NCAA regional tournament at Blue Bell Park. .

A&M, the No. 5 seed in the nation, hosts Oral Roberts at 1 p.m. Friday in the tournament opener. TCU, former school A&M freshman coach Jim Schlossnagle and Louisiana play 7 p.m. at Blue Bell in the four-team region.

It’s rare for brothers to be athletes in the same school at the same time – and even rarer when they compete in different sports. Austin is A&M’s Mr. Everything playing outfield and infield and serving as the designated hitter — really doing whatever Schlossnagle asks of him. Austin ranks ninth in the Southeastern Conference in batting average (.358) entering the NCAA Tournament for the surging Aggies.

Blake was a true first-year starter last year for Jimbo Fisher’s Aggies, and was nearly squeezed into a starting role at the end of 2021 due to injuries to Zach Calzada and Haynes King.

“It was a dream come true to have Austin with me at A&M last year,” said Blake, a year-old at Port Neches-Groves High School. “It was both of our dreams to play sports here at A&M, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Austin helped me in so many ways with sports growing up, just playing catch with me in the yard, and also just watching him play sports when I was younger.”

Left-handed pitchers are big in baseball, but the college baseball player among the brothers is right-handed. Their father, Bryan Bost, played baseball at Lamar University in the early 1990s.

“I’ve been a big baseball player since I was 5 years old,” Austin shared of the family dynamic. “I always knew baseball was my favorite sport. I played football and loved football too, but Blake always had something special when it came to football.

“Everyone always knew he was going to be the football guy, and I always loved baseball.”

The brothers excelled in both sports at Port Neches-Groves, and Austin helped the baseball team win a Class 5A baseball state title in 2017. Blake has held scholarship offers from the Arkansas State, Lamar, Incarnate Word and Austin Peay, but jumped at the chance. when Fisher offered him the chance to be a favorite extra with the Aggies — and join his brother at College Station.

“They’re almost identical twins,” A&M athletic director Ross Bjork said of the resemblance of the brothers who are three years apart. “They’re just really good young men, and it’s really (unique) that they play different sports at A&M.”

Bryan Bost even opened a training complex in Port Neches – Athletes Sports Training – when the boys were young to help them with their respective games whether they chose baseball or football.

“It was awesome coming from my dad,” said Austin, who added that he was always grateful for his parents’ constant encouragement along the way. “Opening that has really helped us grow as players.”

Austin played his freshman year at Panola College before transferring to A&M under then-coach Rob Childress. Schlossnagle was thrilled to inherit a strong-willed junior who just wanted to win — and compete in an NCAA tournament.

The 2020 tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Aggies missed the SEC and NCAA playoffs altogether last year, in Childress’ final season.

“Austin Bost is a baseball player,” Schlossnagle said. “We talk all the time about being a prospect versus a ballplayer…he’s also a prospect, but he’s way more of a ballplayer than a prospect. With his football background, his family and his athleticism, he was brought up incredibly well.

“You can train him hard, and he doesn’t soften. He’s one of those guys that you almost have to get going again rather than getting ready, which is always a good trait. He loves to compete and he loves being Aggie.

If A&M and TCU win Friday, they will play Saturday night in the regional winners bracket. Schlossnagle left TCU a year ago for A&M. He led the Horned Frogs to five College World Series in Omaha, Neb., including four in a row from 2014 to 2017.

Schlossnagle’s longtime assistant at TCU, former Astros pitcher Kirk Saarloos, replaced him in Fort Worth and led the Horned Frogs to a Big 12 regular season title in his first season as a head coach.

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Qurate Retail Group Elevates LGBTQ+ Communities and Creators with Pride Month Initiatives


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Proposed by Qurate Retail Group

WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania, June 2, 2022 /CSRwire/ – Qurate Retail GroupSM, a leader in building brands through live video commerce and personalized digital experiences, today launched a series of Pride Month initiatives across QVC®, HSN® and Zulily® to elevate LGBTQ+-owned businesses and celebrate the extraordinary history, contributions, and achievements of the global LGBTQ+ community. Special initiatives include:

  • Offering 2022 Pride Month collections on QVC, HSN and Zulily that feature products from LGBTQ+ brands and allies;
  • Spotlight LGBTQ+ owned brands and entrepreneurs through Qurate Retail Group’s Small Business Spotlight program;
  • Feature dedicated Pride Month programming on the QVC and HSN platforms, including multiple on-air segments and original live content throughout the month; and
  • Donate $100,000 to The Trevor Project to support its mission to end LGBTQ youth suicide.

“At Qurate Retail Group, we are guided by our principles, centered on respect, fairness and belonging,” said Virginia Nguyen, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer at Qurate Retail Group. “We strive to cultivate a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment where team members can bring their authentic identities to the workplace and feel seen, heard and celebrated. We take a 365-day-a-year approach to inclusion and are always looking for opportunities to learn more, listen more, and do more. We are proud to stand with the LGBTQ+ community. »

As the largest player in video commerce (“vCommerce”), which includes video shopping on linear TV, e-commerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms, Qurate Retail Group offers small businesses a platform for growth robust. In the United States alone, the Company’s vCommerce brands, QVC and HSN, reach a combined total of more than 90 million households through five television networks and reach millions more through multiple streaming services, social pages, mobile apps and websites. QVC and HSN achieve unparalleled customer engagement across their TV shows, with nearly 66 billion minutes watched on US broadcast channels and more than 160 million units shipped. Plus, online retailer Zulily serves millions of moms everywhere by providing a fun, personalized shopping experience with daily deals, fresh styles, and unique finds for herself, her family, and her home.

Here is an overview of each Pride Month initiative:

  • QVC, HSN and Zulily Pride Month collections: Throughout June, customers can shop Pride Month collections on QVC, HSN and Zulily. QVC and HSN’s capsule collections offer a range of LGBTQ+ owned and founded businesses – spanning jewelry, accessories, beauty, apparel, home decor and cooking, among other categories – as well as specially created products for pride month. From May 1 to June 15, Zulily offers a curated collection of products to help everyone show their LGBTQ+ pride, from women’s and kids’ apparel, accessories, shoes, and home decor.
  • Small Business Spotlight: 15 LGBTQ+-owned businesses outside of Qurate Retail Group’s current supplier base will share their brand stories live on QVC and HSN or on QVC2 and some will be featured in a month-long dedicated event on Zulily, via Qurate Retail Group’s Small Business Spotlight. This initiative, now in its third year, supports entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups with national on-air and digital exposure, as well as various other in-kind pro bono services. This year marks the first time that eligible businesses have the opportunity to sell on Zulily. QVC2 will host a special live program with participating LGBTQ+-owned businesses on June 15 at 3 p.m. ET. Learn more about this month’s participating companies on QVC.com and HSN.com. So far, more than 200 small businesses have participated in the Small Business Spotlight, and many have reported double-digit or even higher increases in sales, new customers, and/or customer contacts.
  • Special programming: Throughout the month, customers can listen to dedicated Pride Month content and on-air programming that showcases unique and exciting LGBTQ+ owned and founded brands across digital, broadcast and streaming from QVC and HSN:
    • QVC and HSN Pride Month Celebrations: On June 17, QVC will present two hours of on-air programming at 1 a.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET that celebrates Pride Month featuring LGBTQ+ owned and founded businesses. HSN will also be releasing items from the Pride Month capsule collection throughout June.
    • Live digital broadcast: QVC kicked off Pride Month with a special livestream featuring American fashion designer and QVC purveyor Isaac Mizrahi on June 1 at 9 a.m. ET. Customers can view this live stream on QVC’s Live Streaming Hub and QVC’s Facebook page. On June 3, QVC host Steve Doss will present a special Pride edition of QVC’s Total Look series on QVC and HSN’s Interactive Streaming Service. The episode will show how a staple item can be styled in three different ways. Starting June 12, the streaming service will begin offering videos with products from the QVC and HSN Capsule collections. More content will drop throughout the month in the Pride video collection on the app.
  • donation to The Trevor Project: QVC and HSN are jointly donating $100,000 to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The donation makes QVC and HSN 2022 “Gold Level Corporate Partners” for the Trevor Project. To support at-risk LGBTQ youth, The Trevor Project provides free and confidential crisis services, conducts advocacy fighting anti-LGBTQ legislation, offers educational resources and ally training, and conducts original research that brings knowledge and clinical implications to the field of suicide research. QVC and HSN are also inviting customers to amplify this gift by adding their own donations when purchasing the QVC and HSN Pride Month collections. To learn more, donate and shop, customers can visit QVC.com or HSN.com and search for “Pride”.

Qurate Retail Group received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s largest benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to gender equality. LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. This perfect score earned Qurate Retail Group the designation as one of the “Best Workplaces for LGBTQ+ Equality”.

For more information on Qurate Retail Group’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, visit https://www.qurateretailgroup.com/lp/diversity-equity-inclusion/.

All data as of Fiscal year 2021, unless otherwise indicated.

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Qurate Retail GroupSM comprises seven leading retail brands – QVC®, HSN®, Zulily®, Ballard Designs®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill® and Grandin Road® – all dedicated to providing a more humane way to shop. Qurate Retail Group is the largest player in video commerce (“vCommerce”), which includes video shopping on linear television, e-commerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms. The retailer reaches more than 200 million households worldwide through 14 television networks and millions more through multiple streaming services, social pages, mobile apps, websites, print catalogs and in-store destinations. Qurate Retail Group combines shopping and entertainment to curate products, experiences, conversations and communities for millions of highly discerning shoppers. Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Qurate Retail Group has 26,400 associates in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, Poland and China.

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Feds say oil deal woes led to murder of Vermont man


FILE - A Vermont State Trooper, center, speaks to a homeowner Thursday, Jan. 8, 2018 near an area on Peacham Road in Barnet, Vt., where the body of Gregory Davis was found.  Federal prosecutors say a conspiracy that resulted in the murder of Gregory Davis grew out of a financial dispute between him and one of the men now charged with arranging his death.  In a Monday, May 30, 2022 filing, prosecutors said Davis threatened to go to the FBI with information that Serhat Gumrukcu was defrauding him in a multi-million dollar oil deal.  (Dana Gray/Caledonian-Record via AP, File)

FILE – A Vermont State Trooper, center, speaks to a homeowner Thursday, Jan. 8, 2018 near an area on Peacham Road in Barnet, Vt., where the body of Gregory Davis was found. Federal prosecutors say a conspiracy that resulted in the murder of Gregory Davis grew out of a financial dispute between him and one of the men now charged with arranging his death. In a Monday, May 30, 2022 filing, prosecutors said Davis threatened to go to the FBI with information that Serhat Gumrukcu was defrauding him in a multi-million dollar oil deal. (Dana Gray/Caledonian-Record via AP, File)


A conspiracy that spanned the continent and resulted in the murder of a Vermont man grew out of a financial dispute between the victim and one of the men now accused of arranging his death, prosecutors say federal.

In documents filed in federal court in Las Vegas, prosecutors laid out details of the alleged conspiracy that resulted in the January 2018 shooting death of Gregory Davis, who was abducted from his Danville home on January 6. He was found dead the following day in a snowdrift on a side road in Barnet.

In a Monday filing, prosecutors said Davis threatened to go to the FBI with information that Serhat Gumrukcu, 39, an inventor and co-founder of a Los Angeles-based biotech company, was scamming Davis into an oil of several million dollars. deal that Gumrukcu and his brother made with Davis in 2015.

In 2017, Gumrukcu was facing criminal fraud charges in California state court, prosecutors said. In 2017, Gumrukcu was putting together a successful deal that closed shortly after Davis’ death, giving him a significant stake in Enochian Bioscience. The Los Angeles-based company describes itself as developing therapies “to cure and treat diseases that kill millions every year.”

“Gumrukcu therefore had a strong motive to prevent Davis from reporting further fraud and likely threatening the Enochian Agreement,” the filing said. “At present, Serhat Gumrukcu appears to own over $100 million worth of Enochian stock.”

About a week before his arrest last month, Gumrukcu generated about $2 million by selling Enochian stock, prosecutors say.

Davis, a New Jersey native who moved to Danville in northeastern Vermont about two years before his death, was found shot on Jan. 7, 2018, in a snowdrift in Barnet.

Over the years, investigators have used cellphone recordings to link Jerry Banks, 34, of Fort Garland, Colorado, to the kidnapping of Davis from his home. Banks is scheduled to appear in federal court in Vermont on Thursday to answer the kidnapping charge.

Although Banks was not charged with killing Davis, prosecutors said they believe Banks killed Davis.

Later in April, prosecutors charged Aron Lee Ethridge, 42, of Las Vegas, with kidnapping in connection with Davis’ death. Prosecutors say that after Davis’ murder, Banks called Ethridge – who has since pleaded not guilty to the kidnapping charge.

Last week, Gumrukcu, of Los Angeles, and Berk Eratay, 35, of Las Vegas, were arrested for conspiring to use interstate commercial facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire that resulted in Davis’s death.

Gumrukcu is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles court on Thursday for a detention hearing. His attorney did not immediately return an email Wednesday seeking comment.

After his arrest, Eratay’s lawyer asked the court to allow Eratay’s release pending trial. On Tuesday, a federal court judge in Las Vegas denied Eratay’s request for bail.

“Mr. Eratay intends to vigorously defend himself against these charges and denies the allegations,” his attorney, David Chesnoff, said in an email Wednesday. “He looks forward to his day in court.”

Shortly after Davis’ death, the investigation entered what prosecutors described as a “long secret stage” that led them to identify Banks as the alleged kidnapper. Investigators also discovered a chain linking the four suspects: Banks was friends with Ethridge, who was friends with Eratay, who worked for Gumrukcu.

The government also said Eratay’s bank records revealed more than $150,000 in wire transfers from Turkish accounts controlled by Gumrukcu between June and October 2017, “as the murder scheme was brewing”.

Last week, after Gumrukcu’s arrest, Enochian’s board issued a statement saying there was no connection between the crime Gumrukcu is accused of and the company.

In the statement, Enochian CEO Dr. Mark Dybul said the company remains committed to developing products that save lives.

“The inventor and co-founder’s personal life does not reflect these fundamental facts,” Dybul said. “Indeed, there has never been a formal role for Dr. Gumrukcu in the company and the remaining informal role as scientific advisor has come to an end. We look forward to the work ahead.

Setting the stage for the Miami Dolphins minicamp…and other notes


The two most important practices of the offseason have arrived for the Miami Dolphins, who hold their mandatory minicamp Wednesday and Thursday at the Baptist Health Training Complex.

By definition, this is the only offseason work that players are contractually required to attend, unless the absence is excused by the team.

As such, this minicamp could provide the media with a first look at newcomer Melvin Ingram III, who has yet to receive a jersey number, as well as Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard.

Although the practices are different because they are compulsory, the work is still similar to what we have seen in the OTAs open to the media, which offers limited work at 11 against 11 with a lot of positional drills and instructions. .

The list of players recovering from surgery or major injuries in 2021 who we have yet to see in training and who are unlikely to perform on Wednesday or Thursday include CB Byron Jones, T Terron Armstead, RB Raheem Mostert and FB Alec Ingold.


Before returning to the practice field, the Dolphins took care of some off-field business this week with media day.

This is the day when promotional photos are taken for us during the 2022 season.

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Wide receiver Albert Wilson has found a new team after spending the past four seasons with the Dolphins.

He agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday.

Wilson will get the chance to face his former team when the Vikings come to Hard Rock Stadium on October 16. The Vikings also have former Dolphins offensive lineman Jesse Davis on their roster.

Wilson got off to a good start with the Dolphins after arriving as an unrestricted free agent in 2018, but was never a major contributor after suffering a serious hip injury in October of this season.

After being almost an afterthought on offense last season, his comeback seemed unlikely throughout, then virtually unimaginable after the Dolphins acquired Tyreek Hill in the offseason.

There are nine veterans who finished last season with the Dolphins still looking for a team: WR Will Fuller V, RB Malcolm Brown, P Michael Palardy, DB Jason McCourty, RB Patrick Laird, DB Jamal Perry, WR Isaiah Ford, WR Tommylee Lewis and WR Allen Hurns.


– So much for veteran defensive tackle Akiem Hicks’ idea to join the Dolphins. The longtime Chicago Bears member has agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he will team up with Vita Vea to give the Bucs a formidable midfield tandem. Hicks’ arrival also means the likely end of former Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh’s stay in Tampa Bay.

– We’re sure Dolphins fans have noticed there’s now a 23rd lawsuit against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson alleging sexual misconduct, though the NFL has yet to determine what type of action disciplinary (read: suspension) he will face in 2022 (or later) and what his playing status will be for the Week 10 Dolphins-Browns game at Hard Rock Stadium,

The European motorcycle equipment market is witnessing impressive growth in the future according to the analysis of the main companies: Dainese SpA, Alpinestarts SpA, KTM AG


European Motorcycle Equipment Market: Introduction

The global Europe motorcycle equipment market has witnessed continuous development over the past couple of years and is expected to develop significantly more during the period 2020-2026. Exploration introduces an overall assessment of the European motorcycle equipment market and contains future patterns, current growth factors, conscious sentiments, certainties, chronicle information, and factually backed and industry-approved market information.

Europe Motorcycle Equipment Market was valued at roughly USD 3,297.64 Million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 4,451.61 Million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 4.3%.

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Vendors across different verticals are planning major investments in this market and hence, the market is expected to grow at an impressive rate in the coming years. The major players are adopting various organic and inorganic growth strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, collaboration and partnerships, joint ventures, and few other strategies to gain a strong position in the global market.

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North America held the largest motorcycle gear market share in Europe in 2018 and is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period. The market will witness a strong rise in the following regions covered: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.


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Dyson wins third consecutive win at Lime Rock Park


Chris Dyson had another successful weekend in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli, winning the Lime Rock Park Memorial Day Classic in the TA class for the third straight year. Dyson picked up her fifth Motul Pole Award of the season and led from the green flag in the ladies at her home track, claiming her fourth straight win and fifth race victory of the season. With teammate Matthew Brabham finishing close behind, Dyson’s CD Racing team finished 1-2, while Dyson’s father Rob Dyson presided over the race as Grand Marshal.

Starting from first place, Dyson, who won Trans Am’s last two visits to Lime Rock in 2019 and 2021, took the lead in his No. 20 Ford Mustang ALTWELL when the green flag waved, where he stayed for the entire race without warning. After the start, Dyson was closely followed by Amy Ruman’s #23 McNichols Co. Chevrolet Corvette, which fought hard against Brabham’s #21 allgram Mustang. Brabham made the pass over Ruman after eight laps and held second place for the remainder of the race. Ruman fought hard to hold on to third against Ken Thwaits’ No. 7 Franklin Road Apparel Camaro, but Thwaits made the pass on lap 22, claiming the bottom step of the podium with a third place finish and letting Ruman finish fourth.

“This place means so much to me, it’s overwhelming,” Dyson said as he got out of his car. “This place meant the world to me growing up, coming here with my family and watching my dad run. It really sowed the seed of my love for this sport. Now to come back here and have success, a 20-year career, I’m very lucky. I have a sense of perspective that I obviously didn’t have as a kid, but I have the same sense of love for this place. Winning Memorial Day never gets old. And since it’s Memorial Day, we need to be aware of why today we celebrate and honor those who gave their lives so that we can come here and enjoy our freedoms.

Randy Hale in the #31 Hale Propeller Corvette was the winner of the XGT class, finishing fifth overall.

“It was hot, but great fun,” Hale said from the podium. “It’s my home track, and it’s the most beautiful track in the world. That’s where you could come and sit on the grass and have lunch with Paul Newman. The Hale Propeller car was just amazing to drive today, and I’m so grateful to have my family here with me.

The GT and SGT classes saw a lot of excitement, with the winners being decided in the final laps. Billy Griffin in the #14 Griffin Auto Care/Sheehan’s Towing Ford Mustang and Michael Saia in the #13 Rapid Performance Management/Rapid Wraps/Motul Porsche GT3 Cup 99 battled it out in the GT class, swapping positions throughout the race . In the end, it was Griffin who emerged victorious, and he also received the ChillOut Keep Cool Move of the Race.

“It’s my first time here, and it’s such a beautiful place,” Griffin said. “The car was pretty well hooked up. I want to thank my crew, my wife, my family. The car was awesome, the competition was awesome and I had a lot of fun racing against everyone. It took a long time to get around them, but I was patient, put my head down and made it work.

In SGT, Danny Lowry in the #42 BridgeHaul Porsche GT3 Cup and Jason Berkeley in the #67 Corvette Falls Village Inn also had a thrilling race, with Berkeley having the early advantage in the event. Unfortunately, mechanical issues for Berkeley paved the way for Lowry to take the lead and win the class.

“It was awesome,” Lowry said. “It was my first time here at Lime Rock, and I was about as lost as a duck in a desert for a while. I fell about 20 seconds behind, then I had to pedal hard to catch up once I figured out how the hell to drive on the track. I really enjoyed Lime Rock. Nice track, nice area, and I love those fans. I was really happy to get out and drive for them.

Today’s race broadcast, presented by Franklin Road Apparel, will air on CBS Sports Network Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET, with an encore presentation Saturday, June 4 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

TA returns to the track June 23-26 with the Mid-Ohio SpeedTour at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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For Heat, no championship has made the season feel like ‘waste’ | Sports News


By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

MIAMI (AP) — A frustrated Bam Adebayo tore his jersey as he left the field after the final buzzer. Erik Spoelstra made no effort to hide his sadness at the end of the Miami Heat’s season. Kyle Lowry said the year was wasted.

The hope was to spend Tuesday flying to the NBA Finals.

Instead, the Heat are entering a decision offseason.

A team that was put together for the sole purpose of winning a championship will spend the coming months lamenting a chance that slipped away. Miami’s season ended with a Game 7 home loss to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, denying the Heat a second trip to the NBA Finals in the past three seasons.

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“You don’t know how many chances you’ll have to come back to it, so for me, honestly, it was a one-year loss,” Lowry said after the end of his first season with the Heat. “I only play to win championships. It was fun and I appreciate the guys, my teammates and I appreciate the opportunity. But for me, it’s a wasted year. You don’t win a championship, it’s it’s a lost year.

The Heat had the best record in the East during the regular season, 53-29. They did it without a player who was voted to All-NBA teams — Miami was only the sixth No. 1 seed in the last four decades without a first-, second-, or third-team selection.

“You fight so hard, all season, ups and downs, injuries, disrespect and you always find a way to approach it,” said Adebayo, the Miami center who was in up for Defensive Player of the Year. “It’s hard.”

Votes for the NBA award were cast at the end of the regular season. If the playoffs had counted, Jimmy Butler would have been voted All-World. He joined LeBron James as the only two players in Heat history to have a year with at least eight 30-point playoff games in the first three rounds, capping his playoff run with a season saver of 47. points in Game 6 in Boston, then 35 more in the Finals.

“We’ve had enough,” Butler said. “Next year we will have had enough and we will find ourselves in the same situation, and we will do it.”

If the Heat had won Game 7 against Boston, no one knows who they would even have had available to face Golden State in the NBA Finals. Tyler Herro, who was named sixth man of the year, suffered from a groin injury. Power forward PJ Tucker couldn’t finish Game 7, after going through much of the playoffs with leg issues. Lowry’s hamstrings haven’t been well for over a month. Butler was clearly ill, but insisted he was fine.

“It’s heartbreaking,” said Spoelstra, who completed his 14th season as Heat coach. “We just wanted a crack at it. A crack at Golden State, and find out, you know, as competitors. I love this group. This team was there to compete for a title. In this regard, I believe that we have met these expectations. But we did not succeed. We’ll never know, and that’s the part we’ll have to live with.

Herro didn’t have great playoff numbers, at least in part because of the groin issue, but had a year that likely exceeded expectations overall. He was unfazed by not starting and understood that the sixth man role has always been a vital part of Spoelstra’s game plans. He’s eligible for a contract extension now entering Year 4, and a clear priority for the Heat this summer is figuring out how much they can pay Herro starting in the 2023-24 season when the new deal takes effect.

Tucker is 37, undersized to be a power forward at 6-foot-5 and has never averaged 10 points in an NBA season. This is often not a good combination. But — assuming Tucker opts out of the second year of his Heat contract, which would seem logical — it would be shocking if Miami didn’t fight to keep him, given the huge impact he’s had on the Heat in the past. during his first year with the club. Spoelstra loves what he brings, as does the rest of the dressing room.

Duncan Robinson – a 3-point specialist who often thrived in his Miami tenure – landed a contract worth around $18 million a season last summer, lost his stroke at times this year, then lost his starting spot and ultimately his rotational spot. He scored 27 points in the Heat’s playoff opener in April, then scored 46 points in all 17 games Miami played in the rest of the playoffs (and didn’t even make it to five of them). them). It won’t come as a surprise if he’s a trade chip if the Heat, as they often do, test the market for major upgrades.

Including the playoffs, the Heat got 4,171 points this season from undrafted players — the most by any NBA team in the past 50 years. Max Strus and Gabe Vincent were both key parts of the rotation and remain with the Heat on team-friendly deals for next season.

Miami has the No. 27 pick in this year’s draft. The Heat lost their second-round pick as part of the NBA penalty after an investigation revealed the team began pursuing Lowry last summer before league rules allowed it.

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10 most heartbreaking losses suffered in NY Jets history

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Very few regular season losses in Jets history have had the impact or infamy of the team’s 28-24 loss to the Dolphins on Nov. 27, 1994. Not only did the game hurt the Jets’ hopes in the playoffs that year, but it led to one of the worst failures by a franchise in NFL history.

On the morning of the big 1994 game with Miami, Jets fans were thrilled at the possibility of their team taking control of the AFC East’s No. 1 spot.

The franchise hadn’t won a division title since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970, and before 1994, the last time the Jets approached the final quarter of a season in first place was in 1985.

First-year head coach Pete Carroll’s Jets team has had a season of ups and downs up to this point, but Carroll’s infectious energy has fans believing their time to take control from the AFC East was close.

The Jets 6-5 had swept the Buffalo Bills, a rival that had dominated them and the division, and were coming off four straight Super Bowl appearances. The game against Miami was New York’s first legitimate opportunity in years to rise to prominence.

The fan base was ready for the big moment. The game with the Dolphins drew the largest home crowd to watch the Jets at the time (75,606).

Things had started so well for New York against Miami on that fateful Sunday. The Jets dominated both sides of the ball and had a 17-0 lead in the third quarter.

The Dolphins would come on board with a score to cut the lead to 17-6, but the Jets would respond immediately with an impressive score that would give them an 18-point lead. The Meadowlands were going crazy. The Jets led 24-6 at home with the game apparently in hand.

However, there were two instances earlier in the game where the Jets had the ball in first-and-goals situations and only came away with a field goal. Sequences that have come back to haunt the Jets.

The tables turned late in the third quarter and final frame as Dan Marino led a furious comeback, leading two touchdowns and converting a two-point conversion to cut the Jets’ lead to just three points.

The New York offense, which had controlled the game for three quarters and had yet to kick the ball, fell asleep at the wheel.

Down three late in the fourth, looking to stem the tide, the Jets fumbled the football in three straight plays on offense in a bizarre streak. The Jets would recover all three fumbles, but the team failed to end Miami’s comeback offer.

However, New York would get a temporary reprieve. After returning the ball to Miami, OJ McDuffie fumbled the ball and the Jets recovered on the Dolphins 38-yard line. The Jets now had the ball in first scoring position, up 24-21, with 5:46 left in the game.

Prosperity would not last for New York, as two plays later, Boomer Esiason would be intercepted deep in the field by JB Brown.

Although the Jets continually and comically shoot themselves in the foot. Their defense would force the Dolphins to punt with three minutes left. However, the New York offense could not land a first down and freeze the game. They threw the ball back to Miami, and the rest, as they say, was history.

Dan Marino, with 2:34 left in the game, led his team to 84 yards in eight plays. It was the final play, Mark Ingram’s fourth touchdown reception, that would go down in infamy.

With less than 30 seconds remaining in the game, Marino rushed his team to the line of scrimmage, signaling that he was going to steal the ball to stop the clock. The Jets defense went down the backboard, hook, line and sinker. Marino faked the spike and instead hit Ingram for the touchdown with 22 seconds left.

Jets players and their fans were devastated. The Jets offense, led by Boomer Esiason, who threw for 382 yards that day, would make one last push to rewrite the history books in a hail attempt that ridiculously left the end zone .

The 28-24 loss to Miami was one of the most disappointing and deflating losses in Jets history. That Sunday, in one fell swoop, the New York Jets went from battling for first place at home against the Miami Dolphins to losing 33 of their next 37 games.

The Jets crashed and burned gloriously – and they did it in questionable style.

SWCA 2022: 5 Product Reveals We Love From The Star Wars Merchandise Preview Panel


Obi-Wan’s Lightsaber and more are on their way to Disney Parks and shopDisney.

Around your wallets, a perimeter is created. At the Disney Parks/shopDisney merchandise panel, moderated by Amy Ratcliffe, Brad Schoeneberg (VP, Brand Merchandising), Cody Hampton (Senior Director, Brand Merchandising), Amanda Luna (Brand Merchandising Manager), Elisa Melchiori (Head of Brand Merchandising) and John Henselmeier (Associate Head of Product Design) announced some exciting and upcoming new releases star wars goodies for the Disney Parks and the shopDisney online store. Here are five of our favorites.

1. “Your focus determines your reality.” Qui-Gon Jinn’s Lightsaber is finally coming to Disney Parks, featuring a rechargeable battery and soon to be available at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. “We were really excited to work with the team to make sure those details were as accurate as possible,” Cody Hampton said.

Don’t be overshadowed by the revelation of the beloved Jedi Master’s lightsaber, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber from the Disney+ limited series Obi Wan Kenobi will also be available on shopDisney at a later date. Other legacy lightsabers heading to Disney parks will be Plo Koon and Darth Sidious’ lightsaber.

Vote for the next Legacy Lightsaber to be showcased at the Dok-Ondar Antiquities Lair

You can vote for the next Legacy Lightsaber to be showcased at the Dok-Ondar Antiquities Lair, including those of our favorite Jedi Librarian Jocasta Nu, Quinlan Vos, Sifo-Dyas, and more.

2. Star Tours fans and collectors, there is some very good news. To celebrate Star Tours’ 35th anniversary, Disney Parks will have limited-edition apparel, collectible pins, and a limited-edition RX-24 “Captain REX” figure available for purchase at both parks. Longtime Star Tours fan and Associate Product Design Director of Lucasfilm, John Henselmeier designed the Star Tours 35th Anniversary logo with the number “35” embedded in the iconic triangle that shapes the traditional Star Tours brand. “It’s a celebration of both old and new Star Tours,” said John Henselmeier. “It certainly draws inspiration from the costumes of the original attraction’s cast members on both coasts, but it also ties into The Adventures Continues.”

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3. Disney Parks will celebrate star wars the story. In honor of the 45th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, Disney Parks will release products inspired by the storyboard art and concept art of Ralph McQuarrie. “It really ties into the concept and storyboard art of [A New Hope]“said Elisa Melchiori. The collection will include, for the first time ever, a set of two Hasbro Black Series Obi-wan Kenobi and Darth Vader action figures. It will soon be available on shopDisney and Disney Parks.

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4. Star Wars: Edge of the Galaxy receives a dose of kindness. The Toydarian Toymaker and the Creature Stall will soon welcome new stuffed animals. star wars resistance fans will be able to catch their very own cute little gorg, who can open its mouth to reveal adorable yet deadly sharp teeth. “We also wanted to make sure we had something for everyone,” laughed Amanda Luna. “Whether you like cute, cuddly creatures or something with a little more teeth.” Each creature available at the Creature Stall also has hangtags that show how to care for them and where they come from! The cuddly therii from Amy Ratcliffe’s children’s book, Elee and Me, will also be available at Disney Parks at a later date!

5. “If there is a luminous center in the universe, you are on the planet from which it is farthest.” Journey to the lush sands of Tatooine this fall with the star wars Planet Series! This line will offer products from different planets; Tatooine is the first destination in the Planet series and will include plushies, clothes, pins, and a map of the desert world with locations to put those pins. “The collection will celebrate many of the planets around the galaxy,” Luna said. “The program is really rooted around apparel and accessories as well as plush and prints.”

Check out the gallery below for even more new products coming to Disney Parks and shopDisney.

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Inter Miami CF helps clean beaches, reveals New Jersey – CBS Miami


Inter Miami CF helps clean beaches, reveals New JerseyInter Miami CF said it was stepping in to help clean up beaches and unveiled a new jersey made from recycled plastic.

CBSMiami.com Weather @ your office 5-28-22 12PMAustin Carter’s CBS4 News weather forecast for South Florida.

CBSMiami.com weather 5-27-22 23:00CBS4 weatherman Dave Warren has your Friday night weather forecast.

Florida law enforcement officials reassure parents of potential threat from school shooterCBS4’s Trish Christakes reports how two Florida sheriffs are speaking out, letting parents know that in Polk County and Volusia, their departments will act immediately to arrest any shooter before they approach students.

Death of child pulled from Homestead pond under investigationPolice are investigating the death of a child whose body was found in a Homestead holding pond on Friday evening.

Officials fear large crowds will leave the mess after Memorial Day weekendCBS4’s Bobeth Yates talks about how Memorial Day weekend is upon us and with thousands expected to flock to South Florida, many fear the large crowds will leave a big mess behind.

Break for a Cause: Florida Children’s TheaterLauren Formica of Florida Children’s Theater talks about the organization.

How the police should have acted during the Robb Elementary School shootingCBS4’s Jason Allen reports the latest on the Robb Elementary school shooting response time.

Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market Vendors: ‘We Must Go Like Dogs’The Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market will be a thing of the past at the end of June, which has upset some vendors as they were just warned last week.

South Florida Housing Trends: Real Estate Inventory Shrunk, Prices SoaredThe inventory of available homes has dwindled and this has made it difficult for buyers in South Florida.

Hyundai Air and Sea Show Files Over Miami Beach This WeekendThe Hyundai Air And Sea Show returns on Miami Beach Memorial Day weekend.

Large crowds expected in Miami BeachCBS4’s Ashley Dyer reports from Miami Beach ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

Police will be out in force in Miami Beach to keep the Memorial Day holiday safeThousands of people descend on Miami Beach to celebrate Memorial Day. Business owners expect the holiday weekend to be a huge source of income, while police say they are working full throttle to keep everyone safe.

Taste Of The Town: Ball and Chain serving Cuban classics with a side of salsa music for 8 decadesCBS4’s Lisa Petrillo reports on Ball And Chain, a classic Cuban restaurant and lounge serving Cuban classics and salsa music.

Man accused of setting fire to his wife and hitting her with his carJerry Sanders Jr, has been accused of attempting to kill his wife when he allegedly set her on fire and hit her with his car.

Brush fire in southwest Miami-Dade 90% containedThe bushfire in southwest Miami-Dade is 90% contained, officials say.

Hialeah shooting investigationOne person was hospitalized after being shot in Hialeah on Friday morning, officials said.

CBSMiami.com Weather @ your office 5-27-22 5PMCBS4 News meteorologist Dave Warren’s weather outlook for South Florida.

2 Hospitalized As Van Ends Up In Pond In Southwest Miami-DadeThere were some scary moments for a driver and a passenger after their blue Toyota van spun out of control and plunged into a pond in southwest Miami-Dade on Friday morning.

WEB SUPPLEMENT: Robb Elementary Friday MemorialThe memorial outside Robb Elementary School continues to grow as people lay flowers, stuffed animals and candles for the victims of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

AAA will activate free “Tow To Go” program for Memorial Day weekendAAA has activated its “Tow To Go” program for Memorial Day weekend this week.

Boaters urge caution this holiday weekendIf you’re heading out on the water on a boat or personal watercraft this weekend, you are urged to exercise caution.

Authorities urge residents to prepare for hurricane seasonFederal, state and local officials met with U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz to discuss how officials are preparing for the hurricane season which begins June 1.

1 hospitalized after car ends up in SW Miami-Dade CanalAt least one person had to be hospitalized Friday morning when a car ended up in a canal in southwest Miami-Dade.

Dolphins are a bigger threat to the Bills than the Patriots


In 2021, the Miami Dolphins were winless against the Buffalo Bills as the Orchard Park team defeated the Miami Gardens team 61-11.

Looking at those numbers, Dolphins decision makers knew action had to be taken. After Mike McDaniel was brought in to run the show, Miami spent a lot of money in free agency bringing in a number of talented offensive players to try and catch up with the big, bad Bills atop the AFC East.

Between the Dolphins and the Bills in the standings were the New England Patriots.

With all the changes that have taken place in South Florida, many are beginning to believe that it is the Dolphins who have a chance of challenging Buffalo for the division, not the Patriots. One analyst who shares this view is former NFL safety Ryan Clark, who shared his reasoning on ESPN’s “First Take.”

“Let’s look at the Miami Dolphins,” Clark said. “Tireek Hill. Jaylen Waddle. Mike Gesicki. You add Chase Edmonds. Sony Michel in the backfield. You also get Connor Williams up front, Terron Armstead to protect Tua Tagovailoa. And now you add Mike McDaniel who understands how to move the offense without having elite-level talent at quarterback. But, Tua is one of the top five picks… Now you put [Tua Tagovailoa] in an offense that got Kirk Cousins ​​playing well, it got a guy like Jimmy Garoppolo to the Super Bowl, back to the NFC Championship. I believe the Miami Dolphins are not necessarily ready to beat the Buffalo Bills, but to be the team that pushes them into the AFC East.

Smith disagreed, but he didn’t really give a reason to support New England other than the fact that they were the Patriots. He also mocked Hill’s comments earlier in the week regarding Tagovailoa.

The reality is that the Dolphins and Patriots were separated by just one game in the standings last season. On paper, Miami got better and New England got worse.

MATCHDAY GUIDE: Inter Miami CF vs. Portland Timbers


Inter Miami is set to host the Portland Timbers in South Florida for the first time this Saturday, May 28. Kickoff at DRV PNK Stadium is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

Participate in the game? Be sure to get up and get all the information you need to make your stay at DRV PNK Stadium enjoyable and safe!


• Digital Tickets Only: All tickets for matches at DRV PNK Stadium are digital! The easiest way to access it is through the Inter Miami CF app. Read all the details on how to access your tickets.

• Buy your tickets for Saturday’s game here.

stadium guide

• Get to the stadium: Make your journey to the stadium easier using Waze.

• Our Matchday page has all the information you need, including how to get to the stadium, parking, health and safety, digital tickets, stadium entry, food and drink and merchandise.

Parking and access

• Parking lots and Fan Zone open at 5 p.m. ET and stadium gates at 6:30 p.m. ET.

• Before heading to the game, check the DRV PNK Stadium game day parking information here. Fans are encouraged to purchase parking passes prior to their arrival at DRV PNK Stadium. Buy your Gameday parking pass here.

• View DRV PNK Stadium game day parking information here. Fans are encouraged to purchase parking passes prior to their arrival at DRV PNK Stadium. Buy your Gameday parking pass here.

• For better routing, navigate using WAZE.

• Go to the GREEN lot

• Go to the YELLOW lot

• Access the ORANGE lot

Brightline – GOOOL Getter Trains

• Brightline, America’s only provider of modern, eco-friendly intercity trains, announced its partnership with Inter Miami CF earlier this week to offer dedicated game-day trains as well as free season shuttles 2022 from Inter Miami CF.

• With a total of six GOOOL Getter trains per match, fans won’t be caught offside on match day. The first GOOOL Getter train will arrive in Fort Lauderdale approximately two hours before kickoff, the second train will arrive approximately one hour before, and the third train will arrive just in time for kickoff.

• Due to high demand, fans are encouraged to book tickets ahead of match day and check the Brightline website for train times and prices.

adidas Primeblue Inter Miami CF 2022 Jersey

• For the second consecutive year, Inter Miami CF went underwater to launch their adidas Primeblue jersey, made with recycled ocean plastic. Building on the club’s 2021 campaign, Inter Miami returned to the Cayman Islands to once again team up with internationally acclaimed underwater photographer Jason Washington and Cayman Islands-born freediver model and competitive swimmer Coral Tomascik to capture the jersey launch.

• The Primeblue shirts, part of a League-wide initiative with Major League Soccer and adidas to raise awareness of plastic pollution, will be worn by all Major League Soccer clubs this weekend, l ‘Inter Miami showing off the kit on Saturday May 28 when they host the Portland Timbers at DRV PNK Stadium.

• Inter Miami CF Primeblue shirts are available for purchase on MLSstore.com from today and will be available at the stadium team store from Saturday May 28 while supplies last. . The first 70 fans to purchase a Primeblue jersey from the team store on Saturday will receive an adidas reusable water bottle upon purchase.

• Learn more about this amazing initiative here.

Second Annual Equipment Drive

• This Saturday, Inter Miami CF will host their second annual kit drive at DRV PNK Stadium. The home team takes on the Portland Timbers at 8 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to bring and donate new or lightly used football gear to drop off at the fan gear drop-off area before kickoff. sending. The drop-off location will be located in the Inter Miami fan zone from 5-8 p.m. ET on Saturday.

• Recommended items: soccer balls, soccer cleats, soccer cones, shin guards, socks, gloves, t-shirts, shorts, jerseys.

• Once collected, all items will then be distributed to various soccer groups and organizations in the South Florida community that need them most to help provide access to the beautiful game of fútbol.

Here is the information and schedule for your broadcast on the day of the match:

Pregame: Hype by Heineken

• Get ready for game day by listening to Jean Mota’s game day playlist! Discover Hype by Heinken, available on the Inter Miami app and Spotify.

Pre-game: Shop Inter Miami gear

• Prepare for kick-off by purchasing the new selection of Inter Miami gear!

7:00 p.m. ET: AutoNation Pregame Show

• Stream our AutoNation pre-game show live with analysts Kaylyn Kyle, Thomas Rongen and Chris Wittyngham as they prepare us for the game!

• The stream will be exclusively available in the Inter Miami app.

8:00 p.m. ET: Inter Miami CF vs. Portland Timbers

The match will be broadcast locally on CBS4, UniMás and the Inter Miami app.

Matchday Audio: Fans can stream live narrated commentary from Chris Wittyngham and Thomas Rongen on the Inter Miami app and Audio page.

The match will also be available on English radio on 790 The Ticket and on Spanish radio on Univision Miami’s WQBA 1140 AM and the Uforia app.

International TV Broadcast Details

• ESPN Latin America – Latin America; Kick-off time – Varies (check local broadcast)

• DAZN Europe – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Spain; Kick-off time – 2:00 a.m. CET

• DAZN Brazil – Brazil; Kick-off time – Varies (check local broadcast)

• Star Sports – China; Kick-off time – 8:00 a.m. CST

• Football 1 – Ukraine; Kick-off time – 3:00 a.m. EET

• C-More – Sweden; Kick-off time – 2:00 a.m. CET

• ESPN Africa – Sub-Saharan Africa; Kick-off time – Varies (check local broadcast)

• Arena Sport – Balkans; Kick-off time – Varies (check local broadcast)

• Cytavision – Cyprus; Kick-off time – 3:00 a.m. EET

• MAX SPORT – Bulgaria; Kick-off time – 2:30 a.m. EET

• Nova Sport – Czech Republic and Slovakia; Kick-off time – 03:00 CET

• ESPN Netherlands – Netherlands; Kick-off time – 2:00 a.m. CET

80th minute of the match: Man of the match presented by Heineken

When the clock hits the 80th minute of play, fans can start voting for the man of the match on the official Inter Miami app. Vote during each match to help us determine the winner!

Press conference

• After the game, listen to Head Coach Phil Neville and the players straight from the DRV PNK Stadium live on the Inter Miami app.

Under Armor returns as footwear and apparel partner for City2Surf


Global sports performance brand Under Armor has announced the continuation of its partnership with City2Surf, returning as Official Footwear and Apparel Partner.

After two years of virtual events and lockdowns ruining training plans, City2Surf returns as the biggest in-person fun race on Sunday, August 14. The new agreement will support and celebrate the running community and encourage athletes of all levels to participate in this highly anticipated event.

As part of this partnership, Under Armor will provide official merchandise for the 2022 event and volunteer
uniforms. The limited edition product line is designed specifically with runners in mind and will include
Under Armor City2Surf Men’s and women’s performance t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, crews, visors and

“Our partnership with City2Surf reinforces our commitment to running culture and supporting runners with
innovative footwear and apparel solutions that will improve their athletic performance. said Fernando Reani, managing director of Under Armor Australia and New Zealand.

“City2Surf is the largest and most celebrated running event of the calendar year and Under Armor is privileged to be one of the premier partners. We are not only looking forward to seeing City2Surf return to the streets after a two-year hiatus, but also to reconnect with our community and cheer on runners of all skill levels as they cross the finish line.

For athletes participating in City2Surf, Under Armor and rebel have collaborated to build a performance recovery experience at the finish line, serving refreshments as well as stretch and compression zones.

“It’s great to be able to bring City2Surf back to the streets of Sydney for the first time since 2019 and we’re delighted that Under Armor will continue its partnership with this iconic event,” said Jeremy Kann, Senior Director of Global Partnerships for The IRONMAN Oceania Group, organizers of City2Surf.

“City2Surf has been a favorite event for runners in Sydney and around the world for over 50 years and we look forward to welcoming participants to the famous course again in August. Under Armor is a big part of the running community and it’s great to have them involved with City2Surf again.

To make all athletes better and ready to race, Under Armor is proud to announce that it has partnered with rebel
and founders of Bondi Beach-based running club The 440, Trent Knox and Todd Liubinskas, to deliver the
the “rebel City2Surf training program powered by Under Armour”. The training programs are specifically
designed to support and inspire all runners to do their best. The City2Surf Training rebel
The program powered by Under Armor is now available online with more training tips and motivation
should decline in the coming months.

“After two long years of waiting for big events to return, we are thrilled that the biggest fun race in the world is back!”
said Trent Knox, co-founder of The 440. “City2Surf is one of Australia’s most famous events, but what is
what we like the most is that it is open to all levels. You can walk or run, you can do it with your mother, your father
or your best friend, and finishing the course at the iconic Bondi Beach is the icing on the cake. were excited
team up with City2Surf. Under Armor and Rebel to best prepare participants and make them the biggest and most
the most exciting City2Surf to date!”

In the spirit of supporting and developing the culture of running, all participants who have registered for City2Surf
are invited to join the “UA rebel 440” racing team. Those who register for the team, before June 30, will also have
receive a free personalized UA x 440 run crew t-shirt to follow the course.

Prior to the race, Under Armor will operate a booth at the Hordern Pavilion in conjunction with
rebel for visitors to experience its full line of high-performance running apparel and footwear, including the recently launched UA HOVR Machina 3 running shoe. The three-day exhibition will run from August 11-13
and be the key destination for City2Surf attendees to pick up their bib, event information and personalized UA x 440 t-shirt.

Thursday Miami Dolphins Notebook: OTA, Hunt and Roster Notes


Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was back in practice when the Miami Dolphins wrapped up their second week of OTA Thursday.

Tagovailoa missed the previous OTA on Tuesday after being sent home with a non-COVID illness. His presence was confirmed by a clip sent by the Dolphins’ social media team showing Tua completing a pass to Preston Williams.

The Dolphins will have their mandatory two-day minicamp next week (Wednesday and Thursday specifically) before wrapping up their offseason schedule the following week with OTAs every day except Wednesday (June 6-7, June 9-10).

Hunt with Orange Honor

Monitoring the day’s practice players, goalkeeper Robert Hunt wore the orange jersey to practice Thursday. This meant he was declared Tuesday’s best practice player and given the chance to select the music for that day’s work.

For those keeping score, the five orange jersey winners since the OTAs began have been linebacker Jaelan Phillips, Tagovailoa, defensive lineman Zach Sieler, defensive lineman Christian Wilkins and now Hunt.

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List Cut Revelations

The NFL on Thursday informed teams of roster reduction dates and procedures for the 2022 season, with some things remaining status quo and some changes.

The slate cut dates will be as they were last year, three consecutive Tuesdays, with the last coming after Game 3 of the preseason and nine days before Game 1 of the regular season.

Thus, on Tuesday August 16, the teams must reduce their lists from 90 to 85 players; rosters are to be reduced from 85 to 80 players by Tuesday August 23; and the final cut of 80 to 53 players will take place on Tuesday August 30. All cuts must be made by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on these days.

As was the case last year, teams will be allowed to have 16 players on their practice squad, with up to 10 allowed to be veterans or exempt players.

Finally, there is a change to the IR rule.

Teams in 2022 will be allowed to bring back eight players from IR during the season, including one player returning more than once (although each occasion counts towards the eight-return limit).

In another change, players put on IR during the regular season will now have to miss at least four games compared to three last year. This would have meant, for example, that Tagovailoa would have had to miss four games last year with his rib injury instead of three.

Miami Dolphins owner aims to redevelop Deauville Beach Resort property: Travel Weekly


Real estate developer and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has decided to acquire and redevelop the former Deauville Beach Resort in North Miami Beach.

In an emailed statement, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber confirmed that Ross has “signed documents that will allow him to acquire and control the plot” and has already retained the services of architect Frank Gehry. for the project.

“Steve is committed to ensuring that his design pays appropriate homage to the original Deauville and wishes to ensure the full benefits of the neighborhood,” said Gelber. “It’s not looking to increase density but needs more flexibility in design possibilities.”

Gelber urged city commissioners to come up with a measure for the November vote that would give Ross “the ability and flexibility to do something transformative” with the Deauville site.

The historic Deauville property, located at 67th Street and Collins Ave., was built in 1957 by architect Melvin Grossman.

Following an electrical fire in 2017, the resort was forced to close and has remained closed ever since.

According to Gelber, the property’s current owners have left the hotel “to fall into a state of substantial disrepair.” Although the city has sued the owners of Deauville several times, Gelber said officials “found the structure so deteriorated that demolition became the likely outcome.”

Big-Line ATV Competition: Natural Selection Tour, Proving Ground Team


The Natural Selection Tour and Proving Grounds are teaming up to drive the evolution of mountain biking competition.

The Natural Selection Tour (NST) has accomplished a ton on the snow, and the Proving Grounds freeride competition pushed the boundaries of mountain biking. Proving Grounds and the NST partnership aim to stimulate athlete progression while creating an event like no other.

The NST intends to merge its on-snow event organizing talents with the dirt events of Proving Grounds. These hybrid events will introduce uncharted territory and will likely bring plenty of heavy, live action.

Travis Rice, professional snowboarder and co-founder of NST, had this to say:

The best creators and riders of Mountain bike are creating an amazing property with Proving Grounds. This fits perfectly with Natural Selection’s vision to allow runners to evolve their sport in the best venues with input and collaboration.

We looked at the events and outdoor sports that have the most potential and where Natural Selection can work with passionate people to bring their vision to fruition. Proving Grounds, like NST, is “by runners for runners”, and we are very happy to support this movement!

Runner sends hit during 2021 tryouts; (photo/Katie Lozancich)

The new hybrid event brings the freedom of slopestyle, where the snowboarder chooses their line based on their strengths and style, to mountain biking. Men and women will ride the course simultaneously, with equal chances to ride, and compete for equal prizes.

From September 9-11, 2022, the inaugural event will take place in Prineville, Oregon. Like previous natural selectionsthe NST plans to stream it live online.

Stay tuned for more from the NST and Proving Grounds on this exciting new partnership. For now, feast your eyes on the teaser above.

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Christian Wilkins continues to be the laugh the Miami Dolphins need


Christian Wilkins is one of the nicest, likable, and funniest players the Miami Dolphins have ever had on their roster, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

On Monday, Wilkins was shown in a video released by the Dolphins public relations department walking out of the doors of the on-field training center and pointing to fellow defensive tackle Zach Sieler who was donning the “orange practice jersey” for the Monday training. He made his jokes about the music playlist and so on.

Today he decided to interrupt Tyreek Hill’s post-workout press conference. Wilkins walked over and put his arm around the Dolphins’ new veteran receiver, but the video is so much better than description.

Wilkins pulled out of Hill after Hill answered a question about the music playlist everywhere, in case you couldn’t hear him audio. Hill went on to say that Wilkins’ playlist included Disney songs and said at one point he thought he was at home playing with his kids.

For some reason, I’m not at all surprised by Wilkins’ musical choice. Not that he has bad taste, we probably don’t know what he listens to, but showing up for practice and getting the Disney team out on the pitch is exactly why fans keep loving it. this kid who is a hell of a player on the pitch. .

Wilkins is constantly involved on both sides of the ball, especially when celebrating touchdowns on offense. He has a great personality which goes well with his passion for football.

The Dolphins took the TD’s 5th-year option, which will at least give them a chance to keep him another year. Wilkins was thrilled to hold on in Miami and he made it clear he wanted his career to continue with the Dolphins in the future.

The Official Miami Dolphins Orange Jersey Price Tracker


With the arrival of a new Miami Dolphins head coach in the person of Mike McDaniel, a new way of doing things comes. Already, we’ve seen Coach McDaniel bring a lighter, friendlier energy to the team, whether in the way he speaks in regards to players, for players or the media. But, as we know, actions speak much louder than words.

We learned last week that McDaniel and his team have implemented some kind of reward system for players who train hard and compete at the highest level during OTA sessions. The player who receives the honor may wear an orange jersey in the next practice while choosing the music that is played during the session.

Jaelan Phillips was the first Dolphins player to don the prestigious orange threads. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa swung into the second OTA session, completing several deep passes to Jaylen Waddle, Tyreek Hill, Preston Williams and others. Thus, QB1 wore the orange jersey in the next training. One of the team’s most underrated players, defensive lineman Zach Sieler, wore the brightly colored top yesterday, much to the delight of teammate Christian Wilkins.

We will do our best to find out which players will receive the honor of the orange jersey as the offseason progresses. Want to help? Join us on Twitter at @thephinsider and let us know who wears the shirt with pride every day!

Dolphins 2022 Orange Jersey Tracking

Practice Player
Practice Player
OTA 1 Jaelan Phillips
OTA 2 Tua Tagovailoa
OTA 3 Zach Sieler

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I watched a guy try his first sport outdoors. He bailed out after the fourth bolt. None of his friends wanted to try the route, so an older climber asked him to thread the rope straight through the bolt hook so he didn’t have to leave a carabiner on bail. Then the older gentleman proudly told a story of how he was two lengths from a route and couldn’t complete it. Instead of leaving a real carabiner behind, he used a toy carabiner because it was cheaper. He said, “These things only hold 500 pounds. or so, but I was just too cheap to leave a real carabiner.—Kevin Kuo, via email

CLASSES: There are many ways to safely withdraw from a sports route. Threading the rope directly through a bolt hanger is usually not one of them. Take a look at the methods in the linked article and be sure to pack some carabiners or quick links in case you need to descend because you can’t ascend anymore. Although slightly more expensive (really only a few dollars), it’s more polite to leave carabiners. At best, quick links are hard to remove for the next person leading the route. At worst, they can rust and become very difficult to remove. Keep in mind that you may be able to scavenge gear by walking to the top of the cliff and abseiling, climbing the next route, or having a stronger friend climb the route.

Toy carabiners usually have something like “Not for climbing” or “Not load-bearing” printed directly on them, because they are not load-bearing. 500 pounds is a very generous estimate. They are meant to hold a set of keys or maybe a bottle of water. Absolutely not a person. If your life is worth so little to you that you’re willing to risk it instead of leaving behind equipment that costs about the price of a hamburger, then I can’t help you. You will be best advised by a therapist.

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The North Face and Pattie Gonia team up for “Summer of Pride”


In anticipation of Pride Month coming up in June, The North Face has just announced its “Summer of Pride” series, which was created with the goal of bringing people together and celebrating local LGBTQ+ communities while enjoying the full air. Headlining the series is a partnership between the outdoor clothing brand and LGBTQ+ activist Pattie Gonia; the brand and community organizer will partner with a series of events designed to bring attention to the outdoor LGBTQ+ community.

That’s not all, however. The North Face also continues its multi-year partnership with Brave Trails, an organization and residential summer camp for LGBTQ+ youth.

The series will visit four major cities in the United States: Portland, OR on June 11, Denver, CO on August 6, Columbus, OH on August 30, and San Francisco, CA on a date yet to be determined.

Dress design by @bradleysharpe


As part of each facility, the series will include a half-day community building program led by Pattie, along with other community leaders. Participants will have the chance to meet and learn from community leaders during breakout sessions, nature walks and hikes. (Interested persons can fill out this form.)

Alongside “Summer of Pride”, The North Face will launch a collection of fashion-forward Pride-inspired apparel and accessories made from recycled materials. Adopting a holistic and empowering approach, the product shoot features models and a photographer from the LGBTQ+ community. The highlight is the Pride Outline Jacket, a windproof and water-repellent shell made from 100% recycled materials. Those wishing to purchase the full collection can find it here.


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The Red Sox are all in the Celtics’ playoff hunt


The Red Sox showed some Celtics pride before heading out for a quick three-game trip to Chicago on Sunday afternoon.

Sox players were dressed in green — some in full Celtics uniforms — in honor of the club’s Eastern Conference Finals series against the Miami Heat.

Photos on social media caught the attention of Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who thanked first baseman Franchy Cordero and second baseman Trevor Story for wearing his jersey.

Cordero played the hero on Sunday in an 8-4 victory over the Mariners, throwing a grand slam in the 10th.

“Keep you a day, Franchy Cordero!” Smart tweeted. “Watched this grand slam live today. Red Sox SWEEP! Thanks for the love.”

Cordero replied, “Let’s get them tomorrow!” ahead of Monday’s Game 4 in the Garden with the Celtics trailing the series 2-1.

Meanwhile, Smart also pointed to Story wearing his Celtics No. 36 jersey, noting their shared heritage. Story is from Irving, Texas, while Smart is from nearby Flower Mound. The second baseman is coming off a huge weekend that saw him throw five homers, including one Grand Slam, while scoring 13 runs.

“Enjoy this Texas family love!” Smart wrote. “Big week for you man. Homers. Grand Slams. Y’all are rockin’.”

The Red Sox released a video of players heading to the bus in Celtics costume, with Smart jerseys and Jayson Tatum dominating the scene. Relievers Austin Davis and Tanner Houck donned full uniforms, the latter a No. 0 Tatum.

Sunday Miami Dolphins Mailbag: Biggest Weakness, Tua’s ‘Buyout Plan’, RB Projection & More


Third and final part of this week’s SI Fan Nation All Dolphins mailbag:

From JaSoN (@JWhat13):

With it being rumored that Flores only had young coaches in the squad and no veteran coaches to fall back on, who would you say in McDaniel’s current squad would be his go-to person for that veteran coaching advice/experience ?

Hey Jason, well, first of all, Chan Gailey was the Offensive Coordinator in 2020 and he would definitely qualify as a “veteran coach”. To answer your question, there really isn’t a “veteran coach” on staff in the sense that most people apply, but most coaches have been there for a while.

From Brice (@BricefromLA):

What do you think will be the team’s biggest weakness in 2022?

Hey Brice, good question, and I think off the top of my head that the run defense is where I might have the most trouble. I think we should also look at the offensive line because even though I expect it to be much better, it still has to come to fruition on the field.

From Ouch (@whyPhinswhywhy):

Given that you were the very first local reporter on Tua, what is your buyout plan when Tua turns out to be a player worth investing in? Can we set up a dunk tank or something?

Hey Ouch (points on originality here), let’s start by defining “out on Tua”. Unless I forget something I’ve said or written, I’ve NEVER used that term, or definitely said he’s a bust or anything to that effect. What I said was that I wasn’t a huge fan when he was fresh out of college (physical shortcomings masked by an all-star supporting cast) and didn’t see anything during the last two years to change my mind, so until proven otherwise, I’m going to have my doubts about whether he can become an elite quarterback. Second, plan of redemption? Now that’s funny. Part of my job is to provide analysis, and I don’t need redemption if I’m wrong on a player projection because – and I know it’s going to be a shock – it happens from time to time. Finally, “dunk tank”, of course, sounds fun, but we will have to charge money for the opportunity and we can donate the money to charity. And since I think that kind of thing would generate little to no interest, you should settle for something like me writing, “Well turns out Tua has become a better quarterback in the NFL than I had expected.”

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From Ken R (@krixter):

Which 2nd year player will have the most impact? Who will collapse?

Hey Ken, I think I might keep an eye out for Liam Eichenberg as a sophomore ready to take a big leap in 2022. As for who’s going to crash, man, that’s a depressing question. The best way to answer that is to start with the players who had a lot of success as rookies in 2021, and that would be Jaylen Waddle, Jaelan Phillips and Jevon Holland. Now instead of predicting who is going to ‘fall apart’ let me address this by instead telling you who I think will have the hardest time repeating what they did last season and I thinks that accolade could go to Waddle if for no other reason than there are more attacking options this season, so his target count will likely go down.

From Jamie Bazdaric (@BazdaricJamie):

0-4 is too early, 2-12 is too late… How many losses do you think we’ll be before we hear Teddy’s STRONG demands? I’m still marked by the 1-7 start last year and I also assume there is no injury.

Hey Jamie, here’s another question that will go over very well with a lot of Dolphins fans. First understand that any such change wouldn’t be strictly the result of wins and losses, knowing that quarterback play obviously plays a part in that. So to answer the question I’m not sure I can give you a definitive answer other than I would definitely think it would be closer to 0-4 than 2-12 that the Dolphins would make a change but it’s gonna be very early if the team loses and Tua shows good numbers.

From Chip Turner (@ChipTurnerPA):

Of Gaskin, Ahmed, Mostert, Michel, Edmonds, Doaks and White, which RB do you think will make the team, and how many will they carry on the 53?

Hey Chip, let’s start with how much they’ll be carrying and my best guess at this point would be four, plus fullback Alec Ingold. Then I would say Gaskin, Michel and Edmonds are pretty safe bets to make the 53-man roster. The joker here will be Mostert as he is coming back from a serious knee injury which required surgery. If he is good for the start of the regular season, it would be the fourth.

From Jake McVay (@JakeMc945):

There can’t be a faster wide receiver duo in league history than Waddle & Hill, can there, Alain? Why am I so excited? Maybe 30 years of disappointment? Yes, no need to answer the last question.

Hey Jake, I’m not sure I can answer this question definitively, but it sure could be the fastest wide receiver tandem of all time, because those two have some kind of speed. And go ahead, get excited. The possibilities are indeed exciting.

Already a hockey star, East High’s Laila Tosi is also juggling softball and shot put supremacy this spring


Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School Laila Tosi practically grew up in a skating rink.

She started skating a few years after learning to walk and followed in the footsteps of her older brothers, who played hockey.

“I grew up in an ice rink,” Tosi said. “There was always a sporting event going on.”

Before moving on to college to play for the Alvernia University women’s hockey team, she has some business to attend to for the Thunderbirds.

The 2022 Alaska State Championships for fast softball and track and field are less than two weeks away, and she plans to compete in both for as long as she can. In addition to being a force on the ice, Tosi is dominant in the frame as well as the throwing ring.

She is the reigning Division I women’s shot put state champion and won the CIC title Friday with a throw of 36 feet, 8.75 inches. She is also a heavy hitter for the Thunderbirds softball team. Tosi said playing multiple sports that sometimes overlap requires a lot of time management and great communication with his coaches for all three sports.

“The only reason I’m allowed to do this is because my coaches are so good at it, and I’m really grateful,” Tosi said.

She said coaches can “make or break a player” because they often want their athletes to focus on a particular sport they are training them to play – and not jump from one to another.

“At one point she was in hockey, softball and track, so I could only have her when she was available,” East pitching coach Jan Michael Leal said. “She would show up, I would work with her, and she would have to go to softball practice or finish the rest of her hockey season.”

A few weeks ago, she participated in a throwing competition in Dimond and had to cross town in time for a softball game at the Chuck Albrecht Softball Complex.

“On her last throw, she was already in her softball gear,” Leal said.

She left Dimond High School, where the meet was being held, to play against the Lynx softball team across town.

“I threw my last pitch at 10:30 a.m. and had to go to Albrecht because our game started at 10:45 a.m.,” Tosi said. “I was about 15 minutes late, so I had to rush to warm up and put on all my softball gear when competing.”

[Athena Clendaniel, a senior at Anchorage’s West High, is a star on the baseball field and in the classroom]

Training for different sports at the same time can be difficult. Tosi says she just tries to stay in the best shape possible and that hockey helps her stay in shape.

“My (hockey) coach Cristy Hickel tells me it’s about being in touch with your body, your mental health and the foods you eat,” Tosi said. “It’s a lifestyle she teaches, so I try to apply it to my other sports.”

She tries to train the same for all sports, but says athletics requires spending more time in the weight room than the other two.

Although hockey is her main sport and the one for which she received a scholarship to play at Alvernia University, Tosi says her favorite sport between her secondary sports is athletics because of the mixed camaraderie it has. offers that softball does not offer.

“I love softball, but being around the people here puts it just over the edge,” Tosi said at the CIC track meet.

She also said that the main differences between softball and track and field are team dynamics. Tosi described softball as a “great team sport” and track and field as an individual sport “because it’s only you in the ring”.

“Even though (athletics) is an individual sport, you can feel the support when you’re in the ring, in practice they’re always there to cheer you on,” Tosi said.

Tosi is set to hit state tournaments in track and field and softball. She believes that continuing to stay in tune with her body to ensure she can perform at her best in both areas is among her top priorities.

“It’s about managing my time and being in touch with my body, seeing how my arm and wrist feel, communicating with both coaches in terms of time and how I feel,” said Tosi.

She played on a men’s hockey team in East this year and suffered a wrist injury that lingers and causes pain whenever she puts a lot of pressure on it, which often happens in the sports she plays. Tosi has a strong wrist taped when she throws and still produces impressive marks in the shot put.

“There are a few times when she throws and she can’t even move her wrist and that’s a big part of throwing,” Leal said. “You have to flick the wrist when you throw, and she wasn’t really able to do that. She was throwing and her palm was just open so she let it go without tracking and still hit 36 ​​and 37 feet.

[Slugger Emily McCutcheon is the South High softball team’s most dangerous weapon]

Tosi is a cousin of Alaska sports star Alissa Pili, who was a multi-sport star for Dimond from 2016-2019 and will continue to play women’s basketball in the Pac-12 for Utah this year after transferring from Utah. USC.

“He’s a beast in his own category,” Tosi said. “Growing up trying to chase her, especially my freshman year. She was just this figure that you try to hunt down and beat.

The two competed in shot put and discus when Tosi was a freshman and Pili was a senior. The older cousin finished first in both events with marks of 42′9″ in the shot put and 122′1″ in the discus, respectively, but Tosi wasn’t far behind.

“When I had her freshman year, she was awesome,” Leal said. “Just the numbers she had, a lot of people were like ‘Man, Alissa graduated but now we have this one (coming soon)’ because she had numbers close to (Pili).”

Apparel Erp Software Market Growth and Trends, 2022 by Key Manufacturers – The Daily Vale


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    2022 NBA Playoffs – Eye-Catching Playoff Outfits


    Pre-game fashion has become woven into the fabric of the NBA, with some players building a reputation for their wardrobe selections.

    The playoffs provided entertaining hoops on the court and eye-catching adjustments from players off it. The stars appeared in various outfits like boxing robes, vibrant coats and sweaters. Costumes, stuffed animal accessories and luxury fashion brands have also been showing up on the pre-game runway during these playoffs.

    Here’s a turn-by-turn of some of the most stylish clothing worn by NBA players in the playoffs:

    Conference Finals

    Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors, Game 2

    Poole had a stellar year, earning him the nickname “Poole Party” to complement the Splash Bros moniker. by Stephen Curry and Clay Thompson. Prior to Game 2 against the Mavericks, he donned a Poole Party graphic t-shirt with camouflage pants.

    Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics, Game 2

    Tatum’s look ahead of his game against the Miami Heat on Thursday featured a star-patterned jacket-pant combination and a scarf with a shiny pendant.

    Conference Semi-Finals

    Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat, Game 6

    Before a potentially decisive Game 6 against the Sixers, Butler wore a tracksuit with the logo of his coffee brand, BigFace, pictured on the back. The bob was a nice addition to the all-black cut.

    Steven Adams and Tyus Jones, Memphis Grizzlies, Game 5

    Heading into Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors, Adams and Jones got extremely laid back with old-school Grizzlies looks.

    Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns, Game 5

    Before Game 5 against the Dallas Mavericks, Paul wore a jersey with Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February, pictured. The Suns also showed their support for Griner with on-field decals.

    Theo Pinson, Dallas Mavericks, Game 3

    Sometimes the worlds of basketball and football overlap, and that was the case when Pinson showed his alma mater some love, arriving in a North Carolina Tar Heels Letterman jacket and matching helmet.

    Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns, Game 3

    The 17-year veteran decided to don an all-leather cut on his 37th birthday.

    Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, Game 2

    Black was the color of choice for the NBA’s all-time 3-point leader heading into Tuesday’s game, along with his very roomy coat.

    Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics, Game 2

    Tatum arrived at TD Garden on Tuesday wearing a jacket with numerous college logos. One of the featured decals is his alma mater, the Duke Blue Devils. Some other team crests sewn onto the patch include the Kentucky Wildcats, UConn Huskies, UCLA Bruins, and Georgetown Hoyas.

    Round 1

    Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies, Game 6

    Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. arrived before Game 6 of the series against Minnesota wearing a multi-colored Versace sweater and blue Air Jordan 1s.

    After the game, his Grizzlies teammate Dillon Brooks objected her outfit against Jackson.

    “First of all, before you start, who is better suited: me or Trip? [Jackson]?” Brooks said.

    Jackson’s form did not win over Brooks, according to reporters. The 22-year-old didn’t seem bothered by the result.

    “It’s because I’m experimental…I push boundaries,” Jackson said.

    DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls, Game 5

    Ahead of the Bulls’ win or comeback contest against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, DeRozan honored Illinois musical artist Juice WRLD with his outfit. The Chicago guard wore a Juice WRLD Galaxy hoodie made by fashion company Vlone. Juice WRLD, real name Jarad Higgins, died of a drug overdose in December 2019.

    Ben Simmons, Brooklyn Nets, Game 3

    Simmons’ look on the court on Saturday against the Boston Celtics contrasted perfectly with the Nets’ black and white uniforms.

    Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns, Game 3

    Ahead of Friday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Paul has put together an impressive costume combination. A whole choice of colors.

    Serge Ibaka, Milwaukee Bucks, Game 3

    Ibaka has been an NBA fashion guru during his 14-year career, especially with his striking scarves during his days with the Toronto Raptors. His quirky fashion made another appearance before Game 3 against the Chicago Bulls. The relaxed fit included a brim hat, cardigan and handbag.

    Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics, Game 2

    Smart won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award on Monday, the first time a point guard has won the honor since Gary Payton in the 1995-96 season. Since this is Smart’s first time winning DPOY, he donned a special robe that signified his accomplishment by entering Game 2 against the Brooklyn Nets.

    James Harden and Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers, Game 1

    Harden is no stranger to luxury couture. Last year, he was seen at Paris Fashion Week and was named to the board of Saks Fifth Avenue.

    Prior to his playoff debut with the Sixers, he wore the Louis Vuitton Blue & White “Puppet” Varsity Jacket. The colorful crocheted plush figures pinned to the coat really make the jacket stand out.

    Maxey wore No. 3 before he was drafted by Philly, but since that number was retired in honor of Allen Iverson, he had a decision to make.

    “All my life I’ve worn 3. I couldn’t get that one here,” the first-round pick said.

    He paid tribute to the Sixers legend by wearing an Iverson jersey that featured several Basketball Hall of Famer photos.

    It ended up being an appropriate outfit choice. Maxey’s 38 points in Game 1 were the most in a playoff opener by a 76ers player since AI in 2003.

    Jordan Clarkson and Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz, Game 1

    Some players take an adventurous take on fashion, while others go for the classic suit and tie look. With a little customization, these jazz stars had no problem rocking the tried-and-true combination.

    Clarkson donned a Midnight Studios white button-down shirt with a black tie and trousers, the leather harness adding a modern twist to an old classic.

    Bogdanovic took a more traditional route with his all-black ensemble and a clutch that provided a pop of color.

    Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, Game 1

    After missing a month with a foot injury, Curry returned to the Warriors’ roster on April 16 against the Denver Nuggets. The coat he wore in his first game back took the dynamism to a new level.

    Friday Miami Dolphins Mailbag: Tua Topics, Ingram’s Impact, Bridgewater Effect, And More


    Part 1 of this week’s SI Fan Nation All Dolphins mailbag:

    From Reza Hariri (@Therealrezpect1):

    I know it’s just a practice, but did anyone surprise you for good or bad? Guys bigger, faster or slower than you thought? Is there still a chance to sign Hicks or Foster? I think both would be an upgrade.

    Hey Reza, hmm, on the first question, it was hard for anyone to really stand out because there was little work in the team drills or even the 7v7s and that’s where you can see some things. If I had to point out one thing, I would say that maybe Preston Williams ran with more fluidity than I remembered last year. As for Akiem Hicks and/or Reuben Foster, I wouldn’t necessarily close the door on the possibility of being signed, although I suspect that with Foster the training was more of a fact-finding mission in case the Dolphins would be interested in some indicate.

    From Phinaholic (@dana_buice):

    Hey buddy, the Dolphins should be improved in both running and passing on offense this year. Which unit do you think opposing defenses will spend the most time grabbing to start the season? Or do you expect opposing teams to provide no support for the run or pass defence?

    Hey Dana, I think any team facing the Dolphins will be primarily concerned with trying to contain Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill, whose speed is well established. The Dolphins’ running game should logically be significantly improved in 2022, but it could be a while before it earns the kind of respect Hill has already earned.

    From Hugo’s Castle (@CastleHugo):

    Melvin Ingram being a UFA… should we really expect what from him??!

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    Hey Hugo, Ingram is a quality veteran who has the ability to be disruptive as a passing thrower and is also a solid running defender. He’s at a stage in his career, however, where he’s not a full-fledged player. But he was important to Kansas City in the playoffs last year. So I would absolutely expect him to come up with big plays on the Dolphins defense, even if he doesn’t produce big numbers.

    From Devon Clements (@DevclemNFL):

    Does Tua have the arm talent to help produce two 1,000-yard receivers for the #Dolphins offense in 2022?

    Hey Devon, mate, are you trying to start an argument? The answer is an unequivocal yes, although that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be bombshells. But, yes, it’s absolutely possible that Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle will both end up with over 1,000 receiving yards.

    From Jorge Boyd (@raga1922):

    Hi Alain, I wonder even if there is no QB competition, do you think having Bridgewater, who is a good QB, in camp motivates Tua to do better?

    Hey Jorge, I certainly understand the question and having Bridgewater can only benefit the Dolphins as he definitely has the ability to win games if called. But I’m not sure I buy the idea that Bridgewater provides additional motivation for Tua. His motivation should be, plain and simple, to show the Dolphins that he has to be their quarterback going forward, not just this year. And that would be the case regardless of the replacement quarterback on the roster.


    I actually hate that so many people focus on the QB, but I would like to know why there is so much hate for Tua. His stats are better than many other young QBs, but it seems like a lot of people want him to fail. Why?

    Hey Richard, here’s the ever-popular debate about Tua and how it’s viewed by different segments of the fanbase. First of all, I have a hard time accepting the idea that any Dolphins fan wants him to fail because Tua’s failure wouldn’t be good for the team. And I would also take issue with the idea of ​​”so much hatred for Tua”. I’d say there’s a difference between having doubts about his long-term prognosis as an NFL starter and hating him. Just because some people – myself included – refuse to anoint him as an elite quarterback until we see evidence on the field that he can be, doesn’t mean he’s a matter of hate. Besides, you know there are also a lot of people who love Tua and are completely behind him, right?

    The Huckberry x Nocs Provisions Standard Issue 8×25 Sports A Monterey Blue Colorway


    Leica has just announced a production of 250 units of its Trinovid 8×40 in collaboration with Icelandic-Danish contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson. Dubbed the “Life Edition,” these versions of their popular twins sport a vibrant neon green hue to the leather trim and engravings. For binoculars in shades other than black, the Huckberry x Nocs Provisions Standard Issue 8×25 is an excellent choice.

    After checking Nocs Provisions regular range for the standard 8×25 number, they offer them in eight colorways. There’s squid ink, marigold, cobalt, cypress, granite, poppy, sea foam, and flat earth. Meanwhile, the Huckberry link sees the body and barrels sporting a Monterey Blue hue.

    If you’re wondering, it appears mostly grayish with a hint of blue. Along with the exclusive aesthetic presentation, you get a tough yet lightweight (11.85 ounces) viewing tool ready for any tough adventure. It measures 4.25″ long, 3.98″ to 4.53″ wide, and 1.77″ thick.

    You can technically slip it into your pockets, but the Huckberry x Nocs Provisions Standard Issue 8×25 is best kept inside the protective sleeve and inside a backpack or bag . When it comes to toughness, the patented textured rubber ridges on its casing provide exceptional impact protection and a reliable grip.

    The Huckberry x Nocs Provisions Standard Issue 8×25 is IPX7 waterproof and can withstand submersion in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Plus, its sealed system is filled with inert nitrogen gas and uses medical O-rings to keep it fog-free.

    Multi-coated GoodEye glass lenses ensure optimal color clarity and detailed images. It provides up to 8x magnification and can comfortably fit any face structure with the adjustable hinge. Finally, the Huckberry x Nocs Provisions Standard Issue 8×25 even boasts a lifetime warranty.

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    The Day – The Mystical Toys building has new uses this summer


    Mystic – The former Mystical Toys will this year host an eco-friendly coastal clothing store selling Mystic-branded merchandise and a pop-up museum celebrating the drawbridge’s 100th anniversary.

    Whaler’s Inn RE LLC, owner of the downtown Whaler’s Inn hotel, purchased the toy store at 4 E. Main St. for $1.5 million from longtime owners Frank and Barbara Sinnett last August. The toy store is located opposite the hotel across Cottrell Street.

    Inn president Amanda Arling said Wednesday that the inn hasn’t made any decisions about the long-term use of the toy store, but said she can’t pass up the opportunity to to buy what she called prime downtown real estate in “a beautiful, iconic location.”

    She said the hostel has now partnered with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, which has created an exhibit celebrating the drawbridge’s centenary. The opening is scheduled for this week and will include the work of local artists. It will also function as a visitor center.

    The store will also be the outlet for Just Mystic, run by the local brother-and-sister team of Robert Nelson and Amanda Cummings. The store is now open.

    “It was a great opportunity for us to support two young local entrepreneurs,” Arling said.

    On its website, Just Mystic describes how “the fashion industry is a major contributor to climate change, with 85% of the textiles we buy ending up in landfills”.

    “Sustainability starts from scratch. We all need to do our part locally in order to bring about global change. With this in mind, Just Mystic decided to launch a new and exciting clothing brand Mystic based on recycled clothing, ” it is said.

    “At Just Mystic, we know how lucky we are to live in this beautiful natural environment. Our goal is to keep it that way by helping to reduce waste and creating fantastic fashion that everyone loves to wear. Hoodies Just Mystic, crew necks, and t-shirts are already popular with customers, and now you can expect another fantastic new range of coastal clothing with our upcycled clothing line,” he adds.

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    Check out NFL jersey numbers for Bulldogs rookies


    The 2022 NFL Draft has proven to be very productive for the Georgia Bulldogs. Five Bulldogs left the board in the first round to set up a historic three-day run for Georgia, which had 15 drafted players by the time the seventh and final round was said and completed.

    The Bulldogs started the draft in style with a defensive lineman Travon Walker first overall, the first of five Bulldogs defensemen to enter the first round on Thursday night.

    For a while Walker and defensive tackle Jordan Davis (Philadelphia Eagles) were the only Bulldogs off the board before a trio trailed the final 11 draft picks.

    Inside linebacker dock walker was picked by the Green Bay Packers with the 22nd overall pick, and six picks later had familiar company accompanying him to Lambeau. The Packers added another Bulldog in defensive tackle Devonte Wyattwho in turn became the third consecutive Georgian player Green Bay won in the first round after the team was drafted Eric Stokes in 2021.

    The first round started with a Bulldog, so it was only natural that it would end with one as well.

    The Minnesota Vikings traded in the first round with division rival Detroit – who landed the Alabama wide receiver jameson williams as a result – and used the 32nd and final first-round pick on Georgia’s safety Lewis Cine. Cine had been seen as a potential surprise in the first round, and several false drafts that scored him at the Vikings – albeit in the second round – proved accurate according to their predictions.

    Things remained busy for the Bulldogs heading into the weekend. Two Georgian players were selected in the second round, two more in the third round, two more in the fourth round and four more in the sixth round.

    Georgia set a number of records during this year’s draft. They set a program record for the number of first-round picks (the previous record was 3) and a modern-era draft record for the total number of players drafted (the previous record was 14). The Bulldogs program has garnered plenty of praise for having so many players ready for the NFL, which now leads several former Georgia stars with a chance to shine on Sundays.

    Since the draft ended, all 15 Georgia players have signed their contracts and settled into life as NFL players. Part of that process was choosing their jersey numbers. Several players will be able to wear the same number they wore on Saturday in Athens; others, however, will have something of a new look when they make their professional debut.

    Let’s take a look at every Georgian player drafted this year and what number they will wear at the start of their career at the next level:

    3 breakout candidates for Miami Dolphins in 2022 feature Tua Tagovailoa


    The Miami Dolphins brought in a new coaching staff and several top veteran players this offseason. But the team will need some of its young, up-and-coming candidates to emerge in 2022 if they are to compete for a playoff spot in a loaded AFC.

    Miami Dolphins 2022 breakout candidates

    Tua Tagovailoa, QC

    The 2022 campaign likely represents Tua Tagovailoa’s last chance to prove he can be the Dolphins’ long-term starting quarterback. The fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Tagovailoa struggled with injury and ineffectiveness for two years in the NFL. If he fails next season, Miami will likely move in another direction under center.

    The Dolphins have two first-round picks in 2023 due to their pre-draft trade to the San Francisco 49ers in 2021, so they’ll have enough ammunition to land a new quarterback if needed. Additionally, Miami has a new coaching staff in place, none of whom were involved in drafting Tua.

    With no more excuses available, Tua needs to perform well in 2022 – and there’s reason to believe he can. Of course, the new coaching staff has no connection to Tagovailoa, but Mike McDaniel is considered an attacking genius. He will implement a creative run-after-catch-based scheme that can make the most of his new QB. The former 49ers offensive coordinator is a marked improvement over Chan Gailey, Eric Studesville and George Godsey, who each served as OCs during Tua’s first two years in the league.

    The Dolphins have also developed the offensive talent around Tagovailoa. Miami sent a series of picks to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for Tyreek Hill, giving them one of the most dynamic threats in the league. He will team up with Jaylen Waddle, Mike Gesicki and newcomer Cedrick Wilson Jr. to form an improved set of pass catchers. Acquisitions in the backfield — Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Sony Michel — will lighten some of Tua’s load and give him options in the short-passing game.

    Instead of playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league, Tua now has Terron Armstead at left tackle and Connor Williams at left guard. There are still issues in the other three places, but going from “atrocious” to just “below average” in the front should result in a more secure pocket.

    Jaelan Phillips, EDGE

    After being selected 18th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, Jaelan Phillips broke a Dolphins rookie record by posting 8.5 sacks. He’s already established himself as a dependable NFL player, but is another breakthrough on the horizon?

    Phillips handled last year’s production while playing only 54% of Miami’s defensive snaps. After being hampered by a leg injury in training camp, he got off to a slow start. In the first seven games, Phillips played under 30% snaps on three occasions. In the last 10 games, it has never fallen below a 30% rate again, and it has only fallen below 50% twice.

    The Dolphins have re-signed Emmanuel Ogbah and added Melvin Ingram to their pass-rush rotation this offseason, but it will be surprising if Phillips doesn’t see more reps in 2022. Holdover defensive coordinator Josh Boyer will be able to deploy Phillips all around the roster. , using the former Hurricane’s versatility to the defense’s advantage.

    Phillips was on the field in obvious passing situations a year ago, but he needs to improve as a running defender to see more action – and he realizes that. “It’s all about trust”, Phillips said in january. “My goal for next season is to solidify myself as a reliable person in the first trials.”

    Jevon Holland, S

    Dolphins general manager Chris Grier has a mixed history of results in the NFL Draft, but he may have saved his reputation as a talent evaluator with his 2021 picks. Jaylen Waddle is already a star after posted 106 receptions in his rookie campaign, and Phillips is on track for recurring professional success. But Grier’s third pick, No. 36 overall, Jevon Holland, could become the NFL’s best player.

    Holland didn’t become a full-time starter until Week 5. Yet once he started seeing the field regularly, he became a fixture on the Miami defense. Holland did a bit of everything, including lining up in the box, in the slot, or along the line of scrimmage. He even rushed the passer 65 times, second among all NFL safeties behind fellow Dolphin Brandon Jones.

    However, Holland’s bread and butter is playing gratuitous safety, roaming the back as Miami’s de facto center fielder. The Dolphins shifted to more masculine coverage as the season progressed, and Holland often lined up as the one-tier safety, an incredibly valuable role in the modern NFL. If Miami continues to roll out aggressive plans in 2022, Holland will be the team’s safety blanket.

    Safeties who can defend the pass and get down to play the run are worth their weight in gold, and the AFC has plenty of them. From Derwin James to Kevin Byard, Marcus Williams to Jessie Bates, the conference is already teeming with security talent. If Holland continues his upward trajectory, he’ll be level with his peers – and he has a shot at becoming the AFC’s top safety.

    Car trouble keeps Koepka stuck in first gear


    You can’t imagine Brooks Koepka being the superstitious type or thinking too much about the kind of weird things that happened to him recently.

    Like his car out of gas back home in Florida. Or, being locked out of his car – the engine is running, but the doors mysteriously lock with a golf bag in the trunk – as happened on Tuesday as he prepared to drive to Southern Hills for his practice .

    “Only me, man,” Koepka joked. “It’s like a car trouble theme. Out of gas (last week) and then this. I’m just glad it didn’t happen on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. . . I walked in and grabbed a hat, got out right away, then the car was locked. I don’t know how the keys got locked inside the car. That beats me. I didn’t think a car was supposed to do that, but apparently it does.

    Koepka is in the odd position of heading for an uncounted PGA Championship among the favorites, his odds – usually around 40/1 – putting him as an underdog in a tournament he has won twice (2018 and successfully defended in 2019) then finished runner. -until Phil Mickelson last year.

    However, he has not been seen since the Masters. Part of his absence was due to wedding planning for his upcoming wedding, while plans to play AT&T Byron Nelson last week were scrapped to ensure his troublesome knee would be fine for this latest challenge.

    “The whole reason (for pulling me out of Byron Nelson) was just to make sure I’m ready for this week. I feel ready, and now I just have to play well. Simple,” he said.

    And, in Koepka’s mind, he will be among the contenders this week. . . especially if he manages to heat up his putter.

    Indeed, Koepka revealed his poor display at Augusta National – where he missed the cut – led him to search YouTube for footage of his major wins: “I never did that but I went back and I Watched a tape or video on YouTube of every major championship I’ve ever won and what I did when I put and picked up certain things.

    “A few things setup-wise, a few things hit-wise, just to understand where the touch was. It was a bit off. Not everything felt right. But it goes back to what I feel it was, and it’s pretty much like it was in years past.

    Biden reverses Trump’s policy on Cuba


    MIAMI – On Monday, the Biden administration announced a series of measures it says will “increase support for the Cuban people and protect our national security interests.”

    The administration is focused on the following policies: restoring Cuba’s parole program for family reunification, which would increase consular services and visa processing; more trips to the island and increase the amount of money families can send to the island.

    “With these actions, we aim to support Cubans’ aspirations for freedom and greater economic opportunity so they can lead successful lives at home,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said. “We continue to call on the Cuban government to immediately release political prisoners, respect the fundamental freedoms of the Cuban people, and allow the Cuban people to determine their own future.

    Minutes after the announcement, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat, criticized the Biden administration for the changes.

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    “I am appalled to learn that the Biden administration will begin allowing group travel to Cuba through tourism-like tours. To be clear, those who still believe that increased travel will spawn democracy in Cuba are simply in a state of denial,” Menendez said.

    “For decades, the world has traveled to Cuba and nothing has changed. For years the United States foolishly relaxed travel restrictions arguing that millions of US dollars would bring freedom and nothing changed. And as I warned at the time, the regime finally laughed off any promise to loosen its iron grip on the Cuban people and we ended up helping fund the machinery behind their continued oppression,” he said. he adds.

    Here is how the State Department described the changes to Cuban policy:

    • Facilitate family reunification by reinstating the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP) and continuing to increase the capacity of consular services. Limited immigrant visa processing resumed in Havana on May 3, 2022. We will reinstate the CFRP and increase visa processing in Havana while continuing to process the majority of immigrant visa cases at the US Embassy. United States in Georgetown, Guyana.

    • Strengthen family ties and facilitate educational relationships for the American and Cuban people by expanding authorized travel for the Cuban people. We will allow scheduled and charter flights to destinations beyond Havana. We will also implement regulatory changes to reinstate person-to-person groups and other categories of group educational travel, as well as certain travel related to professional meetings and professional research, in particular to support the expansion of the Internet access and remittance processing companies and to provide additional support. to Cuban entrepreneurs. We are not reinstating individual person-to-person travel.

    • Increase support for independent Cuban entrepreneurs. We will encourage business opportunities outside the public sector by enabling access to extended cloud technology, application programming interfaces and e-commerce platforms. We will explore options to expand support for additional payment options for internet business, electronic payments, and business with independent Cuban entrepreneurs. We will work to expand entrepreneurs’ access to microfinance and training.

    • Ensure that remittances flow more freely to the Cuban people without enriching those who commit human rights abuses. Specifically, we will remove the current family remittance limit of $1,000 per quarter per sender-receiver pair and allow gift (i.e. non-family) remittances, which will support independent Cuban entrepreneurs. We will work with electronic payment processors to encourage greater accessibility to the Cuban market. We will not remove entities from Cuba’s restricted list.

    In short, the Cuban government called the change a limited step in the right direction.

    The decision does not change the US embargo, the fraudulent inclusion of Cuba in the list of countries that sponsor terrorism or the majority of the consistent maximum pressure actions of the Trump administration which still affect the Cuban people, the minister said. Cuban Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez. on Twitter.

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    “I think it’s a result or a reaction to the large number of migrants, Cuban migrants that we’ve seen,” said Andy Gomez, a retired University of Miami professor and Cuban analyst.

    The US Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security have recorded record numbers of Cubans intercepted at the US border.

    The bans have been significant even along Florida’s south coast, where the desperation to flee the communist island to try for a better life in the United States has turned deadly in some cases.

    The Biden administration’s plan includes rolling back Trump-era restrictions on remittances people can send to Cubans.

    The previous limit of $1,000 per quarter has been lifted and the United States will soon allow flights, both commercial and charter, to fly into cities in Cuba, with the strict exception of Havana.

    Gomez thinks the policy change may be too late to stop the attempted mass migration across the border by the island’s youth.

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    “They tell me it’s not going to help them in the long run, neither the Cuban economy nor the situation,” he said. “They still don’t see a future for them on the island, their goal is to get out of there as soon as possible.”

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