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Jeremiah Briscoe Wins Second Consecutive Payton Award

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Jeremiah Briscoe’s humility shined on a weekly basis this season. At every opportunity, the Sam Houston State quarterback credited his team’s wide receivers and offensive linemen for his success. Briscoe’s leadership and powerful right arm meant even more to the nationally ranked Bearkats. Briscoe, from Houston, helped lead Sam Houston State to a 12-2 record and a semifinal appearance in the FCS playoffs. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder leads the FCS in passing yards (5,003), passing yards per game (357.4), touchdown passes (45) and points responsible for (288). Said Sam Houston coach K.C. Keeler: “When your quarterback isn’t a diva and your quarterback doesn’t care about anything other than the Ws, it really makes your whole locker room in sync and worried about the same thing – about winning a ball game.” South Dakota senior quarterback Chris Streveler finished second and UC Davis junior wide receiver Keelan Doss was third in the voting. There were 25 finalists for the award named after the legendary College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back. Briscoe claimed the 2017 STATS FCS Walter Payton Award as the national offensive player of the year Friday night at the national awards banquet in Frisco, Texas. He’s just the second two-time recipient of the 31-year-old award, joining Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards in 2008 and ’09. He threw for 9,605 yards and 102 touchdowns in his two Payton Award seasons. “I have some of the best players in the country around me,” he said. “And I think it just goes to show how well they make me look.” A national panel of 151 sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries voted on the Walter Payton Award. Past winners include Steve McNair, Tony Romo, Brian Westbrook, John Friesz, Brian Finneran, Jimmy Garoppolo and Cooper Kupp.Courtesy of STATS FCSlast_img read more

Spain also sweeps Uruguay in the ATP Cup

first_imgEach Nadal and Bautista performed very solidly and gave no choices to their respective rivals. In the duel of numbers one, the Balearic was unattainable for Cuevas, 45th in the world rankings, and received 6-2 and 6-1 after an hour and 13 minutes of play.Nearly unapproachable together with his service, since in all the duel he granted a single ball of break which managed to save lots of, the chief of the ATP put 26 successful pictures for less than eight unforced errors, too profitable for his rival, who at instances was very pissed off on the Australian arduous monitor. For his half, after his spectacular debut in the event in opposition to Georgian Aleksandre Metreveli (6-0, 6-0), Bautista returned to deploy his superiority in Perth, the place he hardly wanted 57 minutes to signal a brand new victory.The younger Roncadelli, 19 years outdated and doesn’t even presently have a rating in the ATP, might solely add three video games in opposition to the quantity ten in the world rating, which achieved 18 successful strokes and nearly doubled his opponent in whole factors (56-30 ).At the level that closed the tie, Carreño and Feliciano needed to battle greater than anticipated to beat Behar, quantity 77 of the world rankings, and Fumeaux, a 17-year-old who had by no means performed a recreation in the ATP (6-1, 3-6, 10-3).After dominating with authority in the first spherical, the Spanish couple relaxed in the second and their rivals took benefit of it to position themselves with a 1-Four benefit and tie the recreation. In the last tremendous tie-break and after the 2-2 exit, Carreño and Feliciano reactivated to realize a 9-1 partial that settled the contest after an hour and three minutes. Picture: EFE Spain has added its second victory in the ATP Cup, the world tennis event held in Australia and marks the begin of the 2020 season, after the resounding triumphs this Monday of Rafa Nadal and Roberto Bautista over the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas and Franco Roncadelli, respectively, and the double fashioned by Pablo Carreño and Feliciano López earlier than Ariel Behar and Juan Martín Fumeaux.After being far superior to Georgia (3-0) in its first day of competitors in Perth, the Spanish group also didn’t give Uruguay a selection and subsequent Wednesday will attempt to shut the group stage with full victories in opposition to Japan, which doesn’t depend together with his greatest participant Kei Nishikori.center_img Nadal, Bautista and the doubles rating one other 3-Zero for the ‘Armada’last_img read more

Bolt: I am not track and field’s saviour

first_imgLONDON, England: Sprinting superstar Usain Bolt admitted he gets upset when the credibility of his performances is questioned because of the doping stigma attached to athletics, while adding that he believes it’s every athlete’s – not just his – responsibility to protect the image of track and field. Bolt, hailed in some quarters as the shining knight for a sport that struggles to be taken seriously in the wider market largely because of a number of high-profile doping cases, says the entire fraternity shares the obligation to do everything possible to keep the sport in a positive place – starting by remaining honest. “Yes, it’s definitely upsetting (when his performances are questioned because of other high-profile doping cases), especially throughout the years when you work hard and the sport is getting a good reputation and then it slides when other athletes decide to do the wrong thing. It definitely upsets me because everybody starts pointing fingers again and starts speculating, and it certainly doesn’t help the sport in any way,” Bolt said. Athletes’ responsibility However, despite his transcending figure in the sport and his massive global value, Bolt believes other athletes need to see the sport’s growth and protection as their responsibility as well. “There are other athletes. All athletes have the responsibility to help the sport and keep it in a positive light. I do my best. I try to run fast and I do it clean and that is what I have to continue doing. I will not say I am the only saviour of athletics. Hopefully, athletes coming up can learn and will see that I did it clean as well,” Bolt added before again noting his disappointment in Tyson Gay, who tested positive for a banned substance in May 2013 but only served about a year on the sidelines because he cooperated with anti-doping authorities. “I can’t do anything about it, it’s the rules. The IAAF makes the rules and they hand out the bans along with WADA and everybody. So, if they see it fit to make the rules what they are, I can’t do anything about it,” Bolt said. “The only person I had a problem with was Tyson (Gay). The reason is, I competed with Tyson throughout the years and I had so much respect for him as a competitor and looked at him as one of the greatest competitors I had ever faced. He was dedicated and worked hard and I looked forward to competing against him, so when it happened I was very disappointed,” Bolt said before comparing Gay’s situation with that of another American, Justin Gatlin. “(Justin) Gatlin was before my time and I am not saying what he did was right. It happened when I was just coming up in the sport but because Tyson and I competed so much against each other and I always told my friends that I could always be sure that Tyson would show up for competition; then you hear that he’s is cheating. That hurts to know that someone you look up to is banned. It bothers you,” Bolt said.last_img read more

“Jail ain’t doing nothing for him,” mother tells court after son slapped with simple…

first_imgA 19-year-old man on Friday found himself in hot water once again after he was slapped with another larceny charge when he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Don CameronDon Cameron, who is no stranger to the courts, denied the allegations that were made out against him.Police stated that on June 19, 2018, at Alexander Street, Kitty, Cameron stole one Samsung phone valued $45,000.Cameron’s mother told the court that she adopted the teen when he was a baby and after he found out she was his foster mother two years ago, “he got wayward”.She told the Court that the teen no longer resided with her and that he was previously convicted on a simple larceny charge and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment at the New Opportunity Corps.Further, the woman noted: “When he came out, he was smoking weed and behaving disorderly.”She confessed that she was tired of Cameron’s behaviour and “jail ain’t doing nothing for him”.The Police Prosecutor objected to bail being granted and asked that the lad be remanded. The prosecution assured the court that the defendant would be placed under supervision and would also be sent for a mental evaluation.Bail was refused, and Cameron was remanded to prison until August 4, 2018.last_img read more

Huskies Shut Out in First Game of Provincials

first_imgUltimately the Huskies lost 0-5 to the Coaldale Copperheads.Fort St John Huskies coach Todd Alexander was disappointed with how the game went and how the team played. “The other team went out and played a good hockey game, while our team had a lot of individuality and uncharacteristic game plays tonight. We didn’t bring our A game.”Other scores from day one of the Junior B Provincials saw the Red Deer Vipers beat Calgary Royals Gold 4-1, Wainwright Bisons beat the Wetaskiwin Icemen 5-0 and the Peace River Navigators lost to the Beverly Warriors 5-2.Advertisement FORT ST JOHN, BC- The Fort St John Huskies faced a devastating loss to the Coaldale Copperheads last night at the North Peace Arena.The Pups entered the rink looking for a win to help secure top placement in the 2018 Junior B Alberta Hockey Provincials and walked away with a disappointing 0-5 loss. Entering the first period, the Huskies played strong offence until the Copperheads began maximizing their opportunities.- Advertisement -The Copperheads scored their first goal in the first period at 7:03 bringing the score to 0-1.Ty Abbott of the Copperheads shone in the second period. He scored his team three impressive goals within the single period, ultimately bringing the game to 4-0.As the third period was crossing the halfway marker, Jaden Smith of the Coaldale Copperheads scored the closing goal of the game. Advertisement Day two of Provincials starts at 10 a.m. with the Red Deer Vipers taking on the Peace River Navigators.  That game will be followed by Wetaskiwin Icemen playing the Coaldale Copperheads at 1 p.m. The Huskies will play their second game at 4 p.m. against the Wainwright Bisons and the Beverly Warriors and Calgary Royals Gold will play the last game of the day at 8 p.m.  All the games will be played at the North Peace Arena. Single day game passes are available online at or at the gate.You can also watch all the games played at the North Peace Arena live on Facebook at or read more

Champs Gor, AFC seek return to happier days

first_img0Shares0000New Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay gestures during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on December 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 2 – Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards fans have had smiles few and far in between since the start of the 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League transitional season with K’Ogalo winning only one of their domestic competitive fixtures this term while their nemesis Ingwe are still searching for their maiden win.In three matches, Gor, the defending champions have won one and lost two, against Bandari FC and last weekend’s 1-0 beating at the hands of Kariobangi Sharks who completed a rare double over them after their KPL Super Cup win on December 1. The loss to Sharks was like the twisting of a knife on Gor’s chest coming just a week after their Champions League exit in a tie they were more or less guaranteed of winning, but the side must now pick up and put their domestic campaign in order.Gor play Chemelil Sugar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday afternoon, head coach Hassan Oktay hoping that his side can bounce back to winning ways in a big way.Despite the early season blip, the tactician who has taken over from Briton Dylan Kerr believes his side will come good once they deal with the little gremlins of transition and get their momentum right.They will be hot favorites taking on Chemelil, the millers having picked up four points in four matches with a victory, two losses and a draw. Their lone victory this far came off a 2-0 result over struggling Mount Kenya United last weekend.Chemelil have beaten Gor Mahia only twice over their last 20 league meetings and the last time the men from Awasi partied after a Gor victory was in 2010 when they blanked the side 3-0. The other victory was in 2009 when they won 2-1 in Nairobi.Over the consecutive meetings, it is K’Ogalo who have had the last laugh and the best result Chemelil have afforded over the record champions is a barren draw in February 2016.-AFC Look for first victoryAFC Leopards head coach Marko Vasiljevic watches on during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Sofapaka at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 22, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile in Nakuru, winless AFC Leopards will be out to find their mojo with new boss Marko Vasiljevic yet to record any victory since his appointment having been elevated after his would-be boss decided to walk out on the side barely a month after his appointment.AFC have three points off three draws and a loss and the Serb will be hoping their first three points can come against Posta Rangers against whom they play on Wednesday afternoon at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.Posta are in transition having decided not to renew head coach Sammy Omollo’s contract and have since penned a deal with John Kamau who had erstwhile been appointed as Technical Director.AFC find themselves in favor with the bookmakers as out of 17 meetings between them, they have only lost once to the mailmen and picked four victories with the rest of the seven ties ending in draws.-Stima entertain SofapakaSofapaka FC head coach Melis Medo reacts on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against Ulinzi Stars at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile in Kisumu, on-form Western Stima will welcome a Sofapaka side struggling to get their feet on the ground after massive changes in pre-season. A new coach, almost new team and the side is struggling to get their mojo, though there have been signs.Stima who regained their spot back in the top tier after a season in the National Super League have been in superb form and remain one of the only four unbeaten teams placing second on the log with 10 points off three wins and a draw.Head coach Paul Ogai seems to have injected some brilliant form into the side especially their defense which has conceded only twice in four games.Not much of the same can be said of Sofapaka who have conceded seven goals so far, an average of at least two per game.They have won only one match, their opening day 2-1 victory over Mount Kenya United and lost 2-1 to Bandari before posting identical 2-2 draws against AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars, all coming after they scored the first goal in the game.Head coach Melis Medo has conceded he is worried by the defense and the attack; he says the side creates chance after chance but their conversion rate is low, while the rate at which they are conceding goals is alarming.For the Stima trip, they will miss the services of Cliff Kasuti who is serving a one match ban after his red card last weekend against Ulinzi Stars. Kasuti was handed his second yellow after being substituted, the ref carding him for joining the celebrations on the pitch after John Avire’s late equalizer.-On-form Mathare tackle BankersMathare United midfielder Kevin Kimani wheels away in celebration after scoring the opener against Posta Rangers in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluElsewhere, another unbeaten side Mathare United will look to continue in their imperious start to the season when they face a struggling KCB side at the Kasarani Stadium.KCB who made a return to top flight after three seasons are yet to taste victory and have only one point off a hard earned 1-1 draw against Bandari in Machakos.Mathare on the contrary have been firing from all cylinders and lead the standings with 10 points, separated from Western Stima by goal difference.The bankers who spent massively in the transfer window to also put up an almost entire outfit expect a tough duel and head coach Frank Ouna knows only too well that another drop in points will pile pressure on his shoulders.-Bandari, Zoo rumble in KerichoHigh flying Bandari who are placed third will meanwhile make the long travel of close to 800km to Kericho to take on Zoo as they also look to guard their unbeaten start.Victories over Gor and Sofapaka injected some confidence in Bandari, but back to back draws against KCB and Stima have slowed down the momentum.Zoo have lost thrice and won once, against Chemelil, but no one should ever count them out especially at their backyard in the green stadium. Last season, these two sides drew 2-2 in Mombasa and 1-1 in Kericho.-Shark attack on the MountGor Mahia’s Bernard Ondiek attempts to take a shot under pressure from Kariobangi Sharks’ Tom Teka during their KPL Super Cup clash on December 4, 2018 at the Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMeanwhile, Kariobangi Sharks will look to steal a top spot before the weekend when they take on struggling Mount Kenya at Kasarani. Despite having new owners and a change of name, the side has not had the fortune of results with the players said to be de-motivated due to unpaid salaries and allowances.“The problem is off the pitch. Not inside the pitch. The management are better placed to talk about that,” head coach Antony Mwangi says.Sharks are in superb form and the victory against champions Gor last weekend will definitely buoy them into this fixture with a bust of confidence.KPL midweek fixtures: Mount Kenya United v Kariobangi Sharks, Gor Mahia v Chemelil Sugar (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos), Posta Rangers v AFC Leopards (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru), Zoo Kericho v Bandari FC (Kericho), Sony Sugar v Kakamega Homeboyz (Awendo), Mathare United v KCB (Kasarani), Western Stima v Sofapaka (Moi Stadium, Kisumu), Nzoia Sugar v Ulinzi Stars (Sudi), Tusker FC v Vihiga United (Ruaraka).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

How will England Under-21 sensation look in Liverpool’s team?

first_img Danny Ings Liverpool are set to sign Danny Ings once the striker’s contract with Burnley expires at the end of June.A transfer fee is yet to be agreed upon, but the 23-year-old will be a Red next season.After having Daniel Sturridge out injured for the majority of the season and the other Liverpool strikers scoring just eight goals between them, Brendan Rodgers was in desperate need of a forward.Meanwhile, Ings was the Clarets’ star player in their brief time in the Premier League.The forward scored 11 goals during the 2014/15 campaign and impressed against several sides, which has convinced the Nothern Irish manager that he is worthy of a place in Anfield’s first-team fold.But just how will the England Under-21 star fit into Liverpool’s side?Here at talkSPORT, we have picked three Liverpool starting line ups with Ings included. A 4-3-3 Liverpool sideA 4-2-2-2 Liverpool sideIf Liverpool were to sell Raheem Sterling, here is a predicted line up without the England winger.Agree? How would you change the Anfield side? 1last_img read more


first_imgMadeleine in Donegal, pictured second from left in April 2007. She disappeared in Portugal two weeks later.BRITISH detective have used a Portugese air force helicopter in a fresh search for Madeleine McCann.Digging at six sites is due to begin in the Praia da Luz area where the toddler disappeared in May 2007.Military photographers, who were accompanied by the British policemen, took pictures of the local beach and other areas of the resort where detectives plan to dig for clues. However there are still tensions between the British and Portugese authorities after reports that London detectives were refused permission to raid the homes of suspects.They specifically want to talk to three ex-employees of the hotel where Madeleine disappeared.The case is being followed closely here in Donegal where Maddie’s dad Gerry has many cousins and other relatives.He had brought the girl here in April 2007 for an Easter break before the trip to Portugal. The British detectives include forensic experts with specialist equipment. MADELEINE: BRITISH POLICE USE HELICOPTER IN SEARCH OVER PORTUGESE COAST was last modified: May 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmadeleine mccannportugalsearchlast_img read more

Dunfanaghy Text Alert meeting to mark one year milestone

first_imgDunfanaghy Text Alert will be holding its first A.G.M on Wednesday night 21st February at 8pm in the Shibin function room behind the Oyster Bar in Dunfanaghy. The meeting marks a one year milestone for the service which sends messages to subscribers from Gardai advising them of suspicious or criminal activity in their local area. It also supports existing Community Crime Prevention Programmes.Guest speakers on the night will be Vanessa Clarke from Muntir Na Tire, and Donegal Text Alert Coordinator and Crime Prevention Officer Sargent Paul Wallace will also be present. Other members of An Garda Siochana are being invited subject to availability on the night. Chairperson Michael Mc Clafferty has invited all members along to this event and also any new members who are interested in joining. He said: “This is a public meeting and you don’t have to be a member to attend.” Mr Mc Clafferty shared some information regarding registration renewals this year: “We hope that you have found the service useful throughout 2017 and we look forward to working with you again in 2018. It also needs to be pointed out that not all renewals will be up at present, the reason for this is as 2017 was our first year and it was new to everyone in this Area and Neighbouring areas also who asked to join the Service it took a great deal of time to get from door to door to explain how it would work in detail. “So for this reason, some members may be asked to renew a little earlier than your actual date may fall due. The reason is we are trying to get all or most members in together as best we can for 2018 to tie in with the A.G.M as it’s all voluntary work. The public will appreciate we want to make it convenient as possible for all involved within the service.” Collection Boxes will be introduced on the night to help reduce door to door calls where possible.Should anybody wish to express an interest in joining our Committee in 2018 please contact 0838274397 or E Mail Text Alert meeting to mark one year milestone was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Communitycrimedunfanaghy text alertlast_img read more

#GilroyStrong: San Jose Sharks to sign autographs at fundraiser

first_imgThe San Jose Sharks are joining the #GilroyStrong effort to raise funds for victims of the July 28 shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.Fans may attend a Monday afternoon meet-and-greet and autograph session in Gilroy with players Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, Brenden Dillon and Kevin Labanc; former team members Jonathan Cheechoo and Jamie Baker; and Sharks radio play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky.The Sept. 9 event will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 74 W. Sixth …last_img