Back at it with winners and losers from Oklahoma State’s huge win over Kansas State over the weekend.Kyle PorterWinner: Bob Bowlsby — How lucky is the Big 12 that it has gotten a de facto title game in almost every season since it went to the round robin schedule? With Oklahoma State’s win, that dream is still alive this year as the Pokes and Sooners hurtle towards a clash in Norman on December 3.Loser: Kansas State’s defense — We get all bent out of shape about Glenn Spencer and Co. How do you think KSU fans feel? Their team gave up 10 (!) yards a play on Saturday to Mike Yurcich’s often-maligned offense. On a day when OSU gifted them a win, they couldn’t take advantage of it.Also: They became the first team to give up at least six and a half rushing yards per carry to Oklahoma State since Iowa State in 2013.Winner: The Jumpman brand — Just look at all this free marketing from serial big-play-maker Blake Jarwin.They don’t call @Jaws_47 #AirJaws for nothing‼️ He even casts his own #jumpman logo when he goes up 4 the ? ???? pic.twitter.com/KKUxlK3PkK— Jason McEndoo (@JasonMcEndoo) November 7, 2016Kyle CoxWinner: Blake Jarwin — He had a career game in only two catches. His 96 yards were the most of any OSU TE since Blake Jackson in 2012. And he had added to his collection of MJ poses.Winner: Mike Yurcich — He really has had a good year regardless of those stuck on hating him. He called a wonderful game against WVU and followed it up with a good one in Manhattan. Those two interceptions made a big dent in how this one looked.Loser: The Purple Wizard — This was the one of those games Bill Snyder doesn’t lose in his own “Family Stadium.” As Kyle Porter pointed out this is the first loss in 26 when he wins the turnover battle at least 3-1.Loser: Barry J. Sanders — Barry actually had a couple of really good running plays but that muffed punt. Yeesh. Not to be too harsh but punt returning is his main job at this point. Can’t have those types of mental errors.Sam AldrichWinner: Air Jarwin — Blake hauled in two huge catches for 96 yards and a touchdown, including a 54-yarder. Jarwin is not often used in the passing game in the offense, but made some huge plays to help the Cowboys steal a win they probably shouldn’t have on the road.They don’t call @Jaws_47 #AirJaws for nothing‼️ He even casts his own #jumpman logo when he goes up 4 the ? ???? pic.twitter.com/KKUxlK3PkK— Jason McEndoo (@JasonMcEndoo) November 7, 2016Ed. note: We all love Blake Jarwin.Loser: Glenn Spencer — I was flabbergasted at how easily the Wildcats ran the ball up and down the field. QB Jesse Ertz ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns all by himself, and overall, the Wildcat offense ran for 345 yards on 56 carries!The Cowboys should have loaded up the box and dared Ertz to throw and beat them over the top, but instead played back and got manhandled all day long. The poor game plan from Spencer almost cost the Cowboys a valuable win, and his job feels less secure each week. Here comes Patty Mahomes!Carson CunninghamWinner: QB1 — He is becoming the quarterback OSU fans hoped for when he showed flashes of brilliance as a baby-faced freshman. The dirty little secret was he didn’t play as well on the road (10 TD, 10 INT before Saturday) but he erased that narrative with his finest performance outside of Payne County.Sure, he still misses the easy throws while dropping 50-yard dimes but when it’s all said and done, he may be the best QB to sit on the neon palm throne.Loser: Glenn Spencer — The tide is turning. Twitter used to feature incessant “FIRE YURCICH!” tweets, but the focus is shifting dramatically to Spencer.The frustration is warranted. The lack of preparation for K-State’s one-dimensional offense, combined with the lack of adjustments was simply maddening. How do you not stack the box and dare Jesse Ertz to beat you? It was baffling.When you look at OSU’s players on defense – they look the part – but the results this season do not reflect it.Winner: Sugar Loaf Daniels — He went the distance! How high will Spencer jump up and down watching this on film? I think Darrion Daniels earned some carries with those wheels!Now I’m dreaming of a Check Engine Light backfield. Think about it: Vincent Taylor running the option on the goal line, flicks it to Sugar Loaf for the touchdown. Make it happen, Mikey Y. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Don’t look now, but the (17-8, 6-6) TCU Horned Frogs are looking like a tournament team for the first time since before Bill Clinton was impeached. Currently projecting as a 1o-seed, the Frogs are experiencing all the good feels after sweeping Texas recently for the first time since head coach Jamie Dixon was hitting game winners as a senior.Viewing InformationTime: 8:00 p.m.Location: Fort Worth, TexasTV: ESPNULine: TCU – 1Season TrendA solid resume that lacks signature wins but remains fairly unblemished as they’ve beat everyone they should have.Handed a season-high 18 point loss, the Frogs returned home dejected after trailing the vast majority of the game against the rival Baylor Bears on Saturday. The TCU offense was on life support, only scoring 17 points in the first half on only one assist. The biggest gap was on the boards where Baylor dominated, swiping 25 defensive boards and ruining second chance opportunities for the Frogs.Johnathan Motley dominated the TCU front court to the tune of 25 points on 12 of 15 shooting and Baylor’s spot-duty shooting guard King McClure had one of his best games of the year, hitting 3 of 4 from deep for 13 points. Baylor’s sleepy three point shooters hitting nearly 39 percent from deep bodes well for the Cowboy bombers on Wednesday night.The Last Time They PlayedSometimes you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time and Stillwater on January 23rd was just that for TCU. What turned out to be the second win in a five game streak, the Cowboys were putting everything together and picking up serious momentum that night. Jawun emerged from his slump like an angry bear out of hibernation, lighting up the Frogs for 27 points and assists. While TCU drew it close with ten minutes to go, the Pokes put their foot down per Coach Underwood:“The last 10 minutes of that ballgame is how you close out a game. (Shoot) 12 of 15 from the perimeter, you make your free throws and then no turnovers in the last eight and a half (minutes) or so.”TCU’s talent-rich front line was hit and miss, disappearing for stretches. The skilled 6’11” Slovakian had a phenomenal second half but it just wasn’t enough to overcome the Cowboy offense shooting 64.5 percent from the field after the break.To cap off the night, Dillard put the Frogs to bed with this beauty:Davon Dillard windmills the Horned Frogs. #okstate pic.twitter.com/A53pjIy5xg— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) January 24, 2017Three Things to Watch1. As Fisher Goes, They GoThe top-rated recruit in Horned Frog basketball history is freshman point guard Jaylen Fisher and he will be the swing vote if this TCU team is to go dancing. While his career-high 18 points wasn’t enough to keep TCU in the game against Baylor on Saturday, it usually is. When the freshman guard gets into double digits, the Frogs are 12-3 and he’s got a four game streak in double digits. Rationality says that the team’s two leading scorers (star big man Brodziansky and Texas A&M transfer Alex Robinson) need to get their numbers for the team to be successful, but it’s a prolific third banana that helps the TCU offense to get over the hump.2. Get after the BallQuoted after the Texas game in early February, head coach Jamie Dixon laid out a crucial point for the TCU offense:“Our guards are going to have some turnovers because we let them do a lot of things. We rely on them to create shots for a lot of guys. So we’re going to have to play through the mistakes. For the most part, we haven’t had them [the last two games].”So much of TCU’s offensive efficiency depends on the newbie guards not turning the ball over. A week ago, the Red Raiders were able to take the game into the final seconds by turning over the Frogs 21 times in Fort Worth.Highlights from tonight’s game at TCU, Red Raiders face No. 3 Kansas at 1 p.m. on Saturday #WreckEm #4to1 pic.twitter.com/Prrr6XO5TB— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) February 8, 20173. Double the Big GuyI won’t ask for anything for Christmas ever again if I don’t have to watch another big play keep-a-way from Dillard/McGriff/Hammonds again this year. Fortunately for the Pokes, Texas Tech last week exposed a vulnerability in junior forward Vlad Brodziansky’s offense: double him fast and he coughs it up on the pass.Now, the dude shoots quick so you’ve got to collapse quickly. But go ahead and forget about the TCU deep ball at 34 percent, it’s a much better shot than the 59.6 percent-shooting Brodziansky.Fun side note: of course we looked at but didn’t offer the skilled 6’11” big man at a Kansas junior college… you throw Brodziansky in a class with Evans and Dillard, you’ve got a potential all-timer.Statistical ComparisonOther NotesThe road Cowboys have taken their last three Big 12 road games, including an 82-75 victory at No. 7 West Virginia. In the Big 12, only Kansas (7-1) has more true road wins than the Cowboys (5-4).OSU was 2-3 against new TCU head coach Jamie Dixon in his time at Pitt. Most notable was when new OSU coach Travis Ford’s team was eliminated by the Panthers from the 2009 NCAA Tournament.Since TCU joined the Big 12, OSU is 7-2 against the Horned Frogs, and both losses came in the Cowboys’ last two trips to Fort Worth.The last team to make the NCAA Tournament field after falling in their first six conference games was the 1985-86 Maryland team led by Len Bias.Seven OSU players went to high school within an hour drive of TCU’s campus; Brandon Averette (Richardson), Jawun Evans (Dallas), Tavarius Shine (Irving), Cameron McGriff (Grand Prairie), Phil Forte (Flower Mound), Leyton Hammonds (North Richland Hills) and Jeffrey Carroll (Rowlett).Davon Dillard entered Big 12 play on Dec. 30 with a career total of 63 minutes played (39 this season). Over the last six games Dillard is averaging 8.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 56.3 percent shooting, including a 62.5 percent clip from 3-point. 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Henson was a four-year letterman for Oklahoma State from 1994-1997. Since that time, he has been at numerous coaching destinations, most notably at Missouri where he served under Gary Pinkel as an offensive coordinator.“Josh is highly intelligent and he knows the things that need to happen for us to be successful at Oklahoma State,” Mike Gundy said in the statement announcing Henson’s hire. “We know him well and we’re excited about what he brings to our team.”The offensive line recruiting has been a cause for concern over the last few years, with zero high school players signing in the 2017 class. The goal for Gundy to hire a stud recruiter appears to have been met. Henson was twice selected as one of the top 25 recruiters in the nation, and not only has the upper hand having been in the program for the last year, but is more than qualified to lead the recruiting efforts and development of the big men up front. Just less than a week after offensive line coach Greg Adkins and OSU parted ways, Mike Gundy has his spot filled. The school announced on Friday that Josh Henson, an offensive analyst with the Cowboys last season, has agreed to rejoin the staff as the offensive line coach. Henson reportedly agreed to take a job at Arizona State as the Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach and Run Game Coordinator.Josh Henson tabbed as offensive line coach #okstate #GoPokes https://t.co/KZd8qKKkQZ pic.twitter.com/uh2eZKQrxt— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) February 10, 2017 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Both of the Oklahoma State football team’s two glaring holes coming into the 2017 season were filled in exactly 13 hours.ESPN’s Jake Trotter reported at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday that Adrian Baker, former Clemson cornerback and graduate transfer, had committed his final year of eligibility to the Cowboys. Then at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, he reported that Aaron Cochran, fellow grad transfer and former Cal offensive tackle, decided on Stillwater, too.Had neither chose OSU, freshmen Rodarius Williams (corner) and Dylan Galloway (tackle) would have probably been the projected starters in 2017.With recent non-traditional commits such as Baker, Cochran and Tyron Johnson, who is eligible this season, coach Mike Gundy and his staff have clearly placed added emphasis on using diversity in their recruiting to bolster or fill spots on the depth chart.It not easy though, he said; graduate transfers are smart. They know what they want, and they know what they are looking for in a program, he said. Some, probably like Cochran, are looking for more wins and a bowl game. Others, probably like Baker, are after more playing time, especially after tearing his ACL last year.“It’s a completely different world in so-called recruiting them than a high school player – because they know, and they know exactly what they’re looking for,” said Gundy.Gundy has clearly figured out how to live in that world. Here is a list of the non-traditional proven standouts on the OSU roster for the past three seasons as a reference:Larry Williams (Transferred from East Carolina/Hutchinson CC)Chad Whitener (Transferred from Cal)Tralund Webber (Transferred from Blinn College)DeQuinton Osborne (Transferred from Kilgore JC)Barry J. Sanders (Grad transfer from Stanford)Lenzy Pipkins (Grad transfer from Louisiana-Monroe)Jordan Burton (Transferred from Kilgore JC)Chris Carson (Transferred from Butler CC)Derrick Moncrief (Transferred from Auburn)Devante Averette (Transferred from Ellsworth CC)Victor Salako (Transferred from UAB)Motekiai Maile (Transferred from Tyler JC)Michael Hunter (Grad transfer from Indiana)This doesn’t even include Johnson (LSU) and Patrick Macon (Arizona Western), both of whom could factor into OSU’s rotation this season. Of course if the right voice leads the way, preferably a player, that school is going to have a better chance at landing him. But that means an honest voice, not a PR-type one.Gundy said he tells recruits to visit with as many current players as possible on their visits because they are the ones who can give the most accurate representation of the school and what it has to offer athletically. Again, that’s not to say if you talk to enough people, eventually one is going to say the right thing.“We’re not and the players probably aren’t smart enough to program them into saying what we want them to say,” Gundy said. “They’re gonna tell it like it is.”Senior safety Tre Flowers is one of those guys. He said he hosted Baker on his visit before he committed Tuesday. He was as honest as he could be, he said. He tells recruits, especially Baker, that the coaches are bringing them to Stillwater for a reason, and it’s not to ride the bench. He said that’s why he is at OSU.“(My hosts) told me it was a family atmosphere,” Flowers said. “I wouldn’t want to build anything off any lies.”He said he feels like the culture at OSU provides recruits the best opportunity, “in the big picture,” which is why the Cowboys have signed so many fifth-year players.The first relationship is always the most important. Gundy said for visits, he pairs graduate transfers, and all other recruits for that matter, with players from the team based on hometown, position and background. With an emphasis on the third item in that list.If the Cowboys have a two-year player who has made the adjustment, he will likely be called to show another potential two-year player or graduate transfer around.“You’re coming into a new culture, and a lot has to happen in a short amount of time for a fifth-year guy to adjust and play and have success,” Gundy said. “He only has two months to get used to it.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
The Oklahoma State spring game gave a glimpse of OSU fans what they could see in the upcoming 2017 season. Although the game plans of most spring scrimmages are fairly conservative, only using a handful of base plays, there were still some notable things that one might have noticed during the game. Here are three most noteworthy play observations in the Spring Game.Three Down/Four DownThe OSU defense has committed to using a more varied personnel in 2017. The Cowboys used some three-down fronts last season, and the recent hiring of Brian VanGorder has solidified their commitment to three-down sets. The Cowboys have clearly worked on three-down formations in the offseason. They used a nickel set on multiple occasions with the rush backer on the left side taking place of the end (most defenses will put their best pass rusher on the quarterback’s blind side).They also used a nickel set with two rush backers on each side and three lineman spaced between.This is a good sign for Cowboy fans. Last season, they used three-down sets conservatively, bringing it out in likely pass situations. There was little variety, but it makes sense considering they started using it mid-season. Now, they’ve added variety, and it’s not just for prevent situations anymore. Expect three-down sets to play a bigger role in the Cowboy defense next season.Y AlignmentA number of Cowboy fans thought that the OSU offense would minimize the cowboy back position in 2017 considering how many talented receivers they have. If the Spring Game was any indication, it’s not necessarily that the Cowboys aren’t using the cowboy back anymore.Rather, they’re adding more variation to the back’s alignment. The Orange team, for example, lined cowboy back Keenan Brown all over the field, often playing in the backfield, as a tight end and as a flexed receiver all in the same drive. The Black team did the same with Dawson Bassett on the first couple of drives.The Cowboys showed formations with the tight end flexed in the slot in both two-by-two and trips formations; in the latter, the cowboy back aligned on the line of scrimmage in both the inside slot, known as “trey” alignment, and in the outside slot, known as a “trio” alignment (terminology varies).When used correctly, flexed tight ends can be a headache to cover. If the strong-side linebacker plays the flexed end head up, then he leaves the box susceptible to the run. But if he stays in the box, then he has to leave the end uncovered before the snap which gives the offense an advantage in the passing game.If done correctly, this formational versatility should give opposing defenses headaches throughout the upcoming season, especially considering how quickly the Cowboys operate. Four-receiver sets are effective, but the use of a tight end in this fashion has its advantages as well.QB Run GameThe Cowboys’ run game looked slightly different than last season’s in the spring game. It almost appeared as if they reverted back to their 2015 ways. They put a big focus on the outside zone out of the shotgun, with no use of the pistol (which, as we’ve talked about before, allows backs to utilize their vision better in comparison to the shotgun).They used inside runs with a wing tight end, but there weren’t any available running lanes because of the extra linebacker in the box due to the tight end’s presence. Their only successful play was an inside zone read. Mason Rudolph converted a 4th-and-1 with it in the game’s first drive, and the play was used in the latter half of the game to open up holes up the middle for the running backs.This play is an example of something the Cowboys never do enough of, and that’s to run against a six-man box. Yes, cowboy backs can help in the run game, but they can also help spread a defense out as well. This play also signifies the possibility of using Mason Rudolph in the run game more in 2017. Could we see more plays like this? That’s currently unclear, but the Cowboys consistently used this play throughout all four quarters.The Spring Game in its entirety was fairly lackluster, as OSU fans should come to expect. Gundy isn’t one to show too much before the season starts, and rightfully so. Although the scrimmage itself wasn’t all that special, the game was telling of what we could see in the future. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. James Washington had 71 catches for 1,380 yards last season which puts him at nearly 3,000 for his career. That’s good for 4th on the all-time OSU receiving list. He trails Hart Lee Dykes and Justin Blackmon by about 600 yards and Rashaun Woods by 1,500.Today’s poll question: Will he catch Rashaun?It’s an interesting proposition. On one hand, it’s pretty easy to see Washington improving upon last season’s numbers. On the other, it’s easy to see his receptions and yards get swiped by a litany of OSU wideouts including Marcell Ateman and Tyron Johnson.Tuesday poll question: James Washington has 2,923 career receiving yards. Will he catch #okstate record holder Rashaun Woods at 4,414?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) May 23, 2017As always, your comments will be included in the poll result tomorrow.
We are now into the single digits. That means that game week is on the horizon. Next up in our countdown is a fourth-year senior who’s made most of his hay on special teams but is looking at a rotational spot on defense this fall.How he got to OSUGyasi Akem was a four-star prospect out of Broken Arrow High School who picked Oklahoma State over offers from Oklahoma, Clemson, Baylor, TCU and others. Akem, a Scout 300 recruit, was the highest ranked signee in Oklahoma State’s 2014 class.What he’s done in StillwaterAkem saw action in 10 games as a true freshman, mostly on special teams and eight as a sophomore in 2015. Last year, Akem saw an increased role on defense including career-high six tackles against Texas Tech. He’s seem time at both the Mike and Will linebacker spots.Role in 2017The Cowboys will be without All-Big second-teamer Devante Averette who carved out a nice career from the Will linebacker role. Justin Phillips is slated to take over his starting role but Akem could be in play there as well as backing up Chad Whitener at middle linebacker. Juco-transfer Patrick Macon will be in the mix at Mike backer as well.Noteworthy stats and highlightsHad a career-high six tackles (four solo) had tackles for loss against Central Arkansas in 2015 and against Pitt and Oklahoma (assisted) in 2016. Akem was credited for a forced fumble against Kansas State last year. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
The Gillard Government is today launching two initiatives to tackle the gender divide in sporting organisations and support a new generation of female sport leaders.Minister for Sport Mark Arbib and Minister for the Status of Women Kate Ellis said the Women in Sport Leadership Register, would allow women to apply online to be considered for board or leadership positions in Australian sporting organisations.“It is important that we get more women into senior roles in the sporting community, including senior administrative roles and representation on boards where women make a valuable contribution,” Senator Arbib said.“The register is a free service and is specifically tailored to the sports industry, so it will meet the needs of both the individuals and the sporting organisations.”The Australian Government also opened applications for the 2011-12 Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women program – an initiative of the Australian Sports Commission and the Office for Women that provides education and development opportunities for women with leadership potential.“These initiatives highlight the Government’s commitment to bolstering the involvement of women in sport at all levels outlined in the new direction for sport: Australian Sport: the Pathway to Success,” Senator Arbib said.“The Government strongly supports women who are ambitious about their future in sport, whether their ambitions lie in being elite coaches, administrators or managers of sporting organisations.”Ms Ellis said the grants and scholarships provided a tangible way for women to obtain the skills and attributes required to succeed in sport leadership roles.“The Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women program has supported more than 16,000 women since its inception in 2002 with a total funding allocation of $3.3 million,” Ms Ellis said.“Women in senior sports management positions are eligible for scholarships of up to $10,000 a year for three years, individuals are eligible for one-off grants of up to $5,000 and organisations are eligible for grants of up to $10,000.”Women have a key role to play in the development of sport in Australia – as participants, volunteers, athletes and sports leaders as coaches and administrators. And yet we still see women facing barriers to participating in sport across their lifetime.”Our Government is committed to boosting the profile of women in sport and giving them the skills and qualifications they need to play leadership roles both on and off the field.”For more information on the 2011-12 Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women, or the Women in Sport Leadership Register visit www.ausport.gov.au/women .
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Guivarc’h hails France matchwinner Giroudby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench World Cup winner Stéphane Guivarc’h praised matchwinner Olivier Giroud yesterday.The Chelsea striker hit the only goal of their Euros qualifying win over Iceland.And ex-Newcastle forward said: “He plays little in England. 17 minutes last month and yet he gives (France coach Didier) Deschamps the confidence that he gives him. “He was great in fighting spirit and had the talent to turn the penalty. “Congratulations to him.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal, Everton chasing Athletic Bilbao defender Unai Nunezby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePremier League interest is growing in Athletic Bilbao defender Unai Nunez.Marca says Arsenal and Everton are keen on the 22-year-old Spaniard.The Gunners have already sent scouts to Athletic matches several times to watch Nunez this season.His contract with Bilbao runs to 2022. The deal includes in the amount of €30m.
APTN National NewsThe program began with modest interest but this year the program has taken off and the number of students enrolled has tripled.The high school has offered it for three years.APTN’s Keith Laboucan reports.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP continue to investigate the disappearance of Eva Mitchell 15 years later.The 15-year anniversary for missing person, Eva Mitchell, will happen on August 20th, 2019.The Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of a missing elderly female on August 20th, 2004 from a family member in Kelly Lake, B.C. Eva Mitchell frequently went for walks in the woods to pick berries without ever telling anyone however the day after Mitchell was reported missing, her dog was located walking home without her.There was a report of an unknown male living in a trailer not too far from Mitchell’s residence however he has never been located or identified.Eva Mitchell is described as;Aboriginal83 years old at the time she went missingApproximately 130 lbsBetween 5’ and 5’5 tallGrey hairThis investigation remains active and ongoing with the Dawson Creek RCMP continuing to investigate leads and following up on information already provided.Multiple resources have been utilized including, the RCMP Police Dog Services, RCMP Air Support services, Search and Rescue, and multiple local community assistance. Anyone with information on Mitchell’s location or her disappearance is requested to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday stayed the trial against former AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran in the ‘two leaves’ party symbol bribery case. Justice Sunil Gaur also sought response of the Delhi Police on Dhinakaran’s plea challenging framing of charges against him by the trial court for the alleged offences of criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence in the case. The high court in its interim order stayed the trial court proceedings against Dhinakaran and listed the matter for further hearing on March 20. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items In 2017, Delhi Police’s crime branch filed a charge sheet alleging that alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrasekar had conspired with Dhinakaran and others to bribe poll panel officials to get the two leaves symbol for Sasikala-led AIADMK faction. Dhinakaran won the by-elections held in Radha Krishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in December, 2017, under the ‘pressure cooker’ symbol with a margin of over 40,000 votes.
New Delhi: India may not see another election if Narendra Modi is re-elected as prime minister, Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has claimed, suggesting that the country may go the way of China and Russia. Gehlot also said both democracy and the country were in danger under Modi, who he said would do anything to get back to power. People felt he could even go to war with Pakistan to achieve this goal, the Congress leader said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Dubbing Modi a good actor , Gehlot said he could do much better in Bollywood and would have left his indelible mark in acting. He also alleged that he was a “master in marketing false promises”. “If people re-elect Modi, then there is no surety on whether elections will be held in the country or not. ‘Chunav honge bhi, aur nahin bhi honge…jaise China, Russia mein hota hai’ (Elections will be held in the country and yet not be held, like what happens in China, Russia),” Gehlot said during an interaction with PTI. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K He was suggesting that polls will be held on the lines of those in China and Russia, where only one party rules and who becomes the president or the prime minister is decided beforehand. His remarks come in the wake of a fierce battle emerging between the opposition Congress and the ruling BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections starting April 11. The Congress and the BJP are locked in a war of words while trying to win this crucial election. “This man can do anything to win elections…People felt he could even go to war with Pakistan, which is not a good thing….The personality of Modi ji that has emerged before the country is that he can go to any extent before and after elections…to win elections, Gehlot said while attacking Modi and added that none including Amit Shah know what is in his mind”. Taking a swipe at what he termed Modi’s acting skills , the senior Congress leader said, If Modi ji was in Bollywood, maybe he would have left a different mark in the country and abroad, with his mastery in acting, oratory skills and antics.” Claiming that the “truth is on our side”, Gehlot said truth shall finally emerge victorious. He asserted that people in the country are far wiser as they can differentiate between falsehood and truth and public conscience will side with the truth, which is on their side. The veteran Congress leader also accused the prime minister of misusing Indian embassies in garnering the support of NRIs outside the country during his visits abroad. The reference was to the prime minister’s public events during his visits abroad. Gehlot alleged that they were organised with the active support of Indian embassies that drew widespread support from the NRI community. There should be tolerance in a democracy, he said, alleging that BJP leaders have “no tolerance as they don’t want anyone from the opposition to question them”. “It is not in their DNA,” he said. The Rajasthan chief minister hit out at Modi over his style of functioning and said he has focussed on targeting opposition leaders by misusing agencies instead of governance during his rule and that is why he had no result to show . Gehlot, who has held several key positions in the Congress during his almost five-decade political career, also attacked Modi over the use of language, saying it did not behove one who held the top post of the country’s prime minister. He accused Modi of having failed to fulfil the promises made to people before assuming power. He also targeted the RSS, BJP’s ideological fountainhead, dubbing it an extra-constitutional authority that was trying to impose its people on every institution in the country.
Robert Lewandowski has added further doubt on his Bayern Munich future after admitting that he does not want to continue playing in the same league “forever”The Poland captain has been strongly linked with a move away from the Bundesliga champions over the past year with his agent, Pini Zahavi, having recently thrown his future into even more uncertainty by claiming that his client wishes to leave Bayern in order to seek a “new challenge”.Real Madrid are believed to be the favourites to sign Lewandowski with Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester United having also touted as possible destinations for the in-demand forward.And now the 29-year-old has revealed that he does want a change of scenery.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’ve already said that I don’t want to play in the same League forever, that’s for sure: but don’t know my future right now,” he told The Players’ Tribune, via Football-Italia.But he may not necessarily leave Bayern this summer:“For now, I’m not thinking about it, but I’m 29 and I know I can still play for many more years if I don’t hurt myself.”Lewandowski was unable to help Poland in their 3-0 defeat to Colombia on Sunday with the side now eliminated from the World Cup with a game remaining in Group H.
Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia will be unavailable for the club for the start of their Premier League campaign, confirmed Jose MourinhoThe Portuguese coach confirmed the setback earlier today and announced that Valencia sustained the injury in their goalless draw with San Jose Earthquakes this week.As a consequence, the right-back will miss United’s opening Premier League game against Leicester City next month.New signing Diogo Dalot, from FC Porto, is also injured at the moment and the 19-year-old is not expected to return until September.Meanwhile, the versatile Ashley Young could be an option for Mourinho but he is yet to return to training after playing a part in England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals this summer and may not be ready for competitive action by the time the Premier League season starts on August 10.“Valencia is injured, you are right,” said Mourinho, according to Sky Sports.“He will be injured for the beginning of the Premier League, Diogo Dalot is also in a recovering phase, he will not be ready for the beginning of Premier League.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Ashley Young is a possibility to play right-back, but is on holiday. I don’t know if he fancies being back for that and put himself to be available for the team or stay on holiday.”But another option for Mourinho could be centre-back Victor Lindelof.“Victor Lindelof is a possibility, he is not a right-back but is a possibility, he starts training next Monday. I will send people to Manchester to train with Victor, it makes no sense for him to come to the United States,” he said.Matteo Darmian, who is expected to leave this summer after a troubled spell at Old Trafford, may not have to stay a while longer.“So if Matteo leaves he leaves because the right offer arrives and if he stays, yes you are right, he can be important for us,” added Mourinho.United will next face Liverpool on Saturday at the Michigan Stadium after beating AC Milan on Thursday 9-8 on penalties.
Lyon have confirmed the signing of defender Jason Denayer from Manchester City on a five-year dealThe City academy graduate failed to make a single appearance for the senior side following his arrival in 2013.Due to this, Denayer has now agreed to join Lyon for an undisclosed fee and is honoured to be there.“It gives me great pleasure to come and play for Lyon. After several attempts, this time was the charm,” he told the club website.“The club followed me for three seasons. This shows that they really wanted me and they know my game perfectly. It’s an honour to play here.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The 23-year-old has had loan spells at Sunderland and Celtic in the past, where he was named as the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and the club’s Young Player of the Year while with the latter.More recently the Belgian centre-back has been at Galatasaray on another loan spell, that saw him score one goal in 22 appearances to help the Turkish giants to a domestic double last season.Denayer has also made eight appearances for Belgium at international level.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is fuming over the persistent speculation linking Neymar with a move to Real MadridThe Brazilian forward has been constantly linked with a switch to Los Blancos ever since completing his world-record €222million in 2017.This summer both Real and Neymar publicly denied that any move was to materialise.But the rumours have remained, much to Al-Khelaifi’s frustration.The Qatari businessman has even held talks with Real president Florentino Perez over the matter.Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“We don’t like it at all and we have spoken to Real Madrid,” Al-Khelaifi told Marca.“It’s a bit frustrating, it’s not fair that other clubs talk about our players.“We have a good relationship and they respect PSG, and I hope that’s the truth. We respect Real Madrid, their president, Florentino Perez, but I think that it’s important for everyone not to work behind the scenes.“I don’t know if he understands me. If there is something, we speak, speak with Florentino Perez or whatever it is and we speak about what we like and what we don’t like.“It’s what we want with all clubs, not just Real Madrid. Fighting amongst each other is not the way PSG works and I hope other clubs don’t do that to us.”
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Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s initial budget draft includes a full payout from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund for residents next year, but not money Alaskans missed out on during the three years checks were capped. By one budget estimate, a full dividend and back payments could cost $4.3 billion. Dunleavy has said the state can afford to pay those using permanent fund earnings. Tangeman said he thought the $75 a barrel estimate was not realistic. The forecast released Friday estimated oil prices for the coming fiscal year at $64 a barrel. Tangeman said that is in line with a forecast released by the department earlier this year. For years, Alaska relied heavily on oil revenues to help fund state government. But prices went into freefall in 2014, the year Walker took office, exacerbating the deficit. Lawmakers used savings to fill the hole as low prices persisted. Oil prices, for a brief period this fall, topped $80 a barrel. The price, as of Thursday, was roughly $62 a barrel. The Walker administration said the budget they were leaving behind would balance at an average North Slope oil price of $75 a barrel, which matched the Department of Revenue’s preliminary estimate for prices for the coming fiscal year. But Sheldon Fisher, Walker’s revenue commissioner, also cited the volatility in prices and delayed issuing a detailed revenue forecast earlier this month to give the department time to review what was happening with oil markets. Earlier this year, following sessions of gridlock, lawmakers decided to begin using permanent fund earnings to help pay for the budget. That created tension, because dividends are also paid using fund earnings.Legislators also passed a bill calling for limited withdrawals from earnings that, for the coming fiscal year, would yield $2.9 billion. However, critics of the bill have said the rules it lays out could be ignored. His budget director, Donna Arduin, said all areas of state spending will be up for scrutiny. “I have no idea what his plan is to balance it,” Wielechowski said. During the campaign, Dunleavy said he supported paying residents a full Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend and money they missed out on when payouts were reduced starting in 2016 amid a budget deficit. Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman said separate legislation may be needed to handle the issue of back payments. He said Dunleavy has been clear that it is a big issue and one that he will pursue. “The state must learn to live within its means and we get there by making the tough spending choices,” she said in a release. Dunleavy is expected to make further changes to the budget that his office says will prioritize services and programs “that really matter to Alaskans.” The budget draft released Friday — ahead of a statutory deadline — was described as a starting point that works off the budget document Gov. Bill Walker’s administration pulled together before Walker left office Dec. 3.But Dunleavy’s draft relies on a more conservative oil price. And with the full dividend payout, Dunleavy’s budget office said the draft would leave a projected $1.6-billion gap. Walker didn’t include a full dividend. That legislation did not resolve how the money would be divvied between government and dividends. Dunleavy’s draft budget would earmark an estimated $1.9 billion of that withdrawal for dividends. During the campaign, Republican Dunleavy also said he wanted to reduce spending and limit the growth of government. His revenue commissioner, however, indicated that Dunleavy still plans to pursue the back payments. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, an Anchorage Democrat, called the current proposed budget “significantly unbalanced.”