Wait Till You See What Browns QB Josh McCown’s Daughter and Her Friends Wore to School Today

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. It’s good that Browns quarterback Josh McCown doesn’t take himself too seriously, or he might be really upset at what his high school senior daughter pulled on him today.The injured quarterback is the ultimate journeyman, having played with a bunch of NFL teams (12 to be exact), and today being ‘jersey day’ at his daughter’s high school, she decided to grab a friend and they would each wear one of her dads jerseys.She ran out of friends – as you can see by the picture.When your daughter has jersey day at school and she doesn’t have enough friends to wear all the teams #2missing pic.twitter.com/KJ7jN6jN8d— Josh McCown (@JoshMcCown12) October 7, 2016All in all – a good prank by the youngster to her dear old dad, who is still hoping to make a recovery this season and play again for the Browns at some point in 2016. Related TopicsJosh McCowncenter_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

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Takahashi wins second straight NHK Trophy

first_imgDaisuke Takahashi performs during his free program at the NHK Trophy at Sendai Municipal Gymnasium on Sunday. He defended his title at the tournament with a come-from-behind win. KYODO PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Skating before a capacity crowd at Sendai City Gymnasium, Takahashi fell on his opening quadruple toe loop, but bounced back with an impressive series of triple jumps, including an outstanding triple axel to begin a triple combination jump that had the crowd roaring. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Takahashi, whose free skate bettered the mark he got when he won Skate America, had a winning score of 234.22 in the last of this season’s six Grand Prix events.Tomas Verner of the Czech Republic, who won the short program on Saturday, finished second at 229.45.American Stephen Carriere, the world junior champion who finished fourth at Skate America, was third with 204.98.Skating to “Romeo and Juliet,” Takahashi earned the trip to the GP Final in Turin, Italy, later this month with his all-around consistency and strong component scores. His was especially proficient in his spins and step sequences.“My performance was not perfect today,” said Takahashi. “However, my goal of winning the NHK Trophy again was achieved.”“I had planned to do two quadruple jumps, but changed that to one. I know what I need to work on after today.Verner, who performed to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” tripled his planned opening quadruple toe loop and was unable to complete a triple combo jump, tried hard but could not quite match the level of Takahashi’s skill on the ice.“I left a lot of points out there on the ice today,” Verner noted. “But I still feel great about what I did accomplish.”Daisuke Takahashi reacts to the fans’ applause after winning his second straight NHK Trophy title at Sendai Municipal Gymnasium on Sunday.Verner, who skated last, admitted it was a tall order to follow Takahashi after he had posted high scores in front of the partisan crowd.“I didn’t expect it would be so hard to follow him, but it was,” said Verner.Carriere competed to “Hollywood Nocturne” and planned a triple axel-double toe loop opening jump, but only completed the first part. With the exception of a two-foot landing on a triple axel, though, he skated strongly the rest of the way to post a season’s best score in his free skate.“This whole week has been an adventure,” Carriere said. “I am proud of myself for earning my first Grand Prix medal.“I’m looking forward to taking this experience and working with it at nationals and hopefully worlds.”Kensuke Nakaniwa (180.70 ) was eighth, while Yasuharu Nanri (176.25) placed 10th.Joining Takahashi in the GP Final will be Americans Johnny Weir and Evan Lysacek, Canada’s Patrick Chan, Switzerland’s Stephane Lambiel and Belgium’s Kevin Van Der Perren.In the case of injury or illness, Carriere is the men’s first alternate for Turin.The women’s GP Final will be comprised of Mao Asada and Yukari Nakano, South Korea’s Kim Yu Na, Americans Kimmie Meissner and Caroline Zhang, and Italy’s Carolina Kostner, who won the women’s title here on Saturday night.Switzerland’s Sarah Meier, second behind Kostner here, is the women’s first alternate.Next year’s NHK Trophy will be held in Tokyo. SENDAI — Using eight triple jumps and superior footwork, Daisuke Takahashi won his second straight NHK Trophy title and clinched a trip to the Grand Prix Final on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

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Japan fencers earn bronze at worlds

first_imgPARIS (Kyodo) Beijing Olympic silver medalist Yuki Ota led Japan to a bronze-medal finish in the team foil event at the World Fencing Championships on Thursday.The Japanese team, which also features Kenta Chida and Suguru Awaji, came from behind to beat Russia 45-42. According to the Japan Fencing Federation, the result went one better than fourth-place finishes at the 1967 and 1971 meets. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img “I was prepared for this meet. I think we get full marks for a third place in the men’s team event,” Ota said. “This experience will be a treasure for my life,” he said.Japan’s women won the bronze in the foil event at the 2007 worlds.Japan fell to Italy in the semifinals but booked a spot in the match for third against Russia. Trailing 17-7 going into the second round, Ota scored 13 points to rally his team. Leading the way: Yuki Ota helps Japan earn a bronze medal in the team foil event at the World Fencing Championships in Paris. | KYODO PHOTOlast_img read more

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African Championships: Ogbonna John Stars as Nigerian Men Claim Four Medals on Final Day…

first_imgNigerian freestyle wrestlers capped what could best be described as a remarkable outing for the country at the 2020 Africa Wrestling Championships in Algiers by winning four medals including a fourth consecutive continental gold for rising star Emmanuel Ogbonna John in the 74kg class as the competition came to an end on Sunday.John won his fourth African Championships title by overcoming home boy Ishak Boukhors 5-1 in the final to climb to No. 7 in the World ranking at 74kg.“This is called back-to-back-to-back-to-back. God has done it again, I give all the glory to Him. It is not by my power, it’s not by my strength, but it is by the grace of God,” a spiritual John said after his win.He added: “Like you know, I am the current African champion, so, I know everybody is preparing for me. So, I trained harder to make sure that I retain my title, and I have done that.”Meanwhile, Amas Daniel (65kg) will continue his search for a 6th African title after losing 4-2 to 2019 champion Mbunde Mbali of Guinea Bissau to settle for silver in a tough finale. The Team Nigeria captain required treatment on the mat after suffering a cut on his ear in the encounter.Former champions Ekerekeme Agiomor (86kg) and Soso Tamarau (97kg) both won bronze medals.Having watched their female counterparts perform exceptionally well a day earlier, the men went into action on Sunday poised to equally impress, but got to a worst possible start as Ebikewenimo Welson (57kg) lost to Egyptian Gamal Mohamed in the qualification round.However, the men showed great determination to eventually claim four medals.Their result in Algiers showed an improvement from 2019, where they won three medals; a gold and two bronze, in Hammamet, Tunisia.Overall, Team Nigeria won a total of 14 medals – 7 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze – at the just-concluded African Championships in Algiers, with all but one of the 15 wrestlers that represented the country at the competition returning home with a medal.The team is expected back in Nigeria on Tuesday night.Full Results of Team Nigeria :Women WrestlingMercy Genesis (50kg) – GOLDBose Samuel (53kg) – SILVEREsther Kolawole (55kg) – GOLDOdunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) – GOLDBisola Makunjuola (59kg) – GOLDAminat Adeniyi (62kg) – SILVERHannah Reuben (65kg) – GOLDBlessing Oborududu (68kg) – GOLDSunmisola Balogun (72kg) – SILVERBlessing Onyebuchi (76kg) – SILVERFreestyle (Men)Ebikewenimo Welson (57kg) – No medalAmas Daniel (65kg) – SILVEREmmanuel John (74kg) – GOLDEkerekeme Agiomor (86kg) – BRONZESoso Tamarau (97kg) – BRONZERelatedlast_img read more

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High school softball: Benton downs Shreve; Airline can clinch share of 1-5A title Thursday

first_imgThe Benton Lady Tigers defeated the Captain Shreve Lady Gators 8-6 in a non-district softball game on Wednesday at Benton.In a District 1-5A game, Evangel Christian downed Haughton 5-1 at Haughton.Airline (19-7, 10-1) can clinch a share of the District 1-5A title with a victory in their final district contest Thursday at Parkway (9-14, 3-7). Airline and Evangel Christian (20-5, 9-1) are tied for first in the loss column. Evangel faces Captain Shreve Thursday and closes district play against Parkway Monday.Airline moved up to No. 10 in the latest Class 5A power rankings and is virtually assured of hosting a first-round playoff game.At Benton, Hallie Saintignan hit a home run, doubled and drove in two runs for the Lady Tigers. Abby Kent went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Makenzie Chaffin had two hits, including a solo home run.Pitcher Sarah Koeppen had one hit and walked twice. Olivia Oliphint and Macey Bridges both doubled.Benton (13-14) visits North Webster Thursday. The Lady Tigers are No. 13 in the Class 4A power rankings and will likely host a first-round playoff game.At Haughton, Leah Hopson had the Lady Bucs’ lone hit in the loss. Haughton trailed 2-1 through four innings before Evangel got a little breathing room with three in the top of the fifth.Haughton (13-14, 7-4) closes District 1-5A play Thursday at home against Southwood. The Lady Bucs are No. 25 in the 5A power rankings. The top 32 make the playoffs. Parkway is No. 28.Elsewhere, the Bossier Lady Kats split a District 1-4A doubleheader against Huntington, losing the first game 15-13 and winning the second 16-15.Haley Femia and Skylar Whittington both went 3-for-3 in the win. Hannah Commins, Asyla Walker and Miranda Lucero all had two hits, including doubles. Walker went 2-for-2 with a double in Game 1. Chaye Granger and Amaya Conway both had two hits. Commins had a double.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Timberwolves Win at Detroit

first_img About Connatix V56892 720p HD 360p 1080p HD Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip The Timberwolves won 91-80 at Detroit Thursday night to snap a 11-game losing streak this season and snap a 27-game winless streak for the franchise in April.  Nikola Pekovic had 23 points and 9 rebounds and Anthony Randolph added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota.  The Wolves shot 47 percent while Detroit shot 36 percent.The Wolves are 26-38 and will host Golden State Sunday night at 6pm, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 5:30.  Minnesota has just 2 games left this season. About Connatix V56892 1/1last_img read more

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Johnnies Win 10th Straight

first_img 1/1 About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HDcenter_img 720p HD The no. 11 St. John’s University basketball team took down Augsburg University on Saturday to extend their win streak to 10 games.The Johnnies took a commanding lead in the opening half of the game. They outscored Augsburg by a whopping 46-27. Both teams added 36 points to their totals in the second half, and SJU came away with the 82-63 win.Oakley Baker led the team with 21 points. Lucas Walford scored 15, Zach Hanson finished with 14, and Jubie Alade added 13. About Connatix V56490 The Johnnies improve to 10-1 and 6-0 MIAC. They will travel to Northfield on Monday to face St. Olaf. That game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m.last_img read more

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From France: Arsenal have ‘already begun’ negotiations with ‘priority’ manager –…

first_imgOne of the men thought to be in the picture is Nuno Espirito Santo, who has done such a good job with Wolves. Up until Wednesday evening there was nothing independent in the Portuguese media about a possible move to the Gunners, although that may change going forward.Mohamed Bouhafsi, a well known journalist for France’s RMC, reports on Friday that Arsenal have ‘already begun’ talks with the Wolves manager’s entourage. That would presumably be Gestifute, Jorge Mendes’ agency.Nuno was Mendes’ first client back when the manager was a goalkeeper, and the pair maintain a close relationship.Should the information come from a Mendes source, and it’s not clear if it does, then it would be worrying news for Wolves fans.It’s stated, inevitably, that Arsenal would have to pay compensation to Wolves. Nuno is said to be ‘very interested’ and is described as the London club’s ‘priority’ target.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo There were countless claims about Unai Emery’s successor even before he left Arsenal, and that’s only going to increase now.last_img read more

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Disbelief that Man United will spend a lot on player –…

first_imgManchester United’s interest in Napoli right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo is starting to become a hot topic in the Italian media, with several outlets now commenting on the chase. Radio Marte are one of those who have talked about the possibility of this transfer, even though not everyone believes that the move is realistic.Pundit Enrico Fedele, who’s a former sports executive, was asked about this rumour and made clear there’s a huge difference between an interest and an attempt from the Red Devils.“Are Manchester United interested in Giovanni Di Lorenzo? But let’s stop with these electoral proclamations! Things must be done with certainty: one thing is the interest and one thing is the offer or the negotiation,” he said (via Area Napoli).“At the moment certain players are being advertised to the maximum, but from here to say things that don’t happen… it seems exaggerated to me. We must be serious. The next market will be a market for swaps, there will be no money. Napoli bought early in January some players who, now, in light of the general crisis, would have paid less, even half.”Embed from Getty ImagesManchester United’s interest in Di Lorenzo started a couple of days ago, with website Calcio Napoli saying the club made contacts with his agents to get more information on the player.Things got bigger on Thursday, with newspaper Corriere Dello Sport bringing their own story. It’s been said the Red Devils have ‘informally’ probed the player’s position.But the outlet also claimed that Napoli see Di Lorenzo as a crucial player for the squad, and would need some convincing to let the player go in the next summer window.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoEveryday KoalaThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayEveryday KoalaUndolast_img read more

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Rules Guide to the 2019/2020 Premier League Season

first_imgIf you notice a few slightly funny things going on Matchday 1 of the 2019/2020 Premier League season, that might be because some of the rules of the game have changed.We all know that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is coming to the English top-flight but there have also been some subtle tweaks implemented by law-makers, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), over the summer.These changes came into effect on June 1 so you may have already spotted them during pre-season or the opening weekend of the EFL and at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.But if not, here’s a guide to what’s changed and how it could impact on games.Free-Kicks: No attacking players allowed in the defensive wallWe’ve long seen players from a team awarded a free-kick on the edge of the penalty box attempt to infiltrate the other team’s defensive wall.It’s a ploy to try and force gaps in the wall so the ball can be fired through, or to distract the goalkeeper with chaos and movement.But these rule changes will spell an end to such shenanigans because whenever there is a wall of three or more players, those from the attacking team are not allowed within one metre of it.If one gets too close, the referee will award an indirect free-kick against them.Goal Kicks: Receiving the ball inside the penalty areaLots of teams at all levels like to play out from the back these days, with the goalkeeper rolling the ball out to a defender and moving forward from there.Previously, the ball had to leave the penalty area from a goal kick before it could be moved forward, but that’s no longer the case.So we will see more defenders coming short to collect the ball from the keeper and they can do so safe in the knowledge that opponents must remain outside the area.Substitutions: Players must leave the field at the nearest pointThe sight of players deliberately wasting time by leaving the field at snail’s pace when they see their number on the electronic board will be consigned to the past.Players who are now being subbed off must now leave the pitch by the nearest point on the touchline and walk back to the dug-out from there.And there can be no dawdling as they make their way back either. A provision has been put in place that they must make their way directly to the technical area or dressing room or face a sanction for unsporting behaviour.That means they cannot interact with supporters or other players as they walk round the pitch.Yellow and Red Cards: Referees can delay and can be shown to managersA real frustration for fans is when the referee blows his whistle and stops a quick counter-attack in its tracks.Now, if the referee intends to show a yellow or a red card but a team takes their free-kick quickly and it leads to a goalscoring opportunity, the referee can now delay the card until the next break in play.The idea is that teams on the attack don’t have their momentum halted by unnecessary whistle-blowing.However, if the team that committed the foul has been distracted by the referee reaching for his pocket to issue the card, the quick free-kick will not be allowed.Also, referees have now been given new powers to ensure managers and coaches are on their best behaviour at all times.They can brandish yellow and red cards to them in the same way as they would punish players when they step out of line.If there is a bust-up on the touchline, or a coach shows dissent, expect the referee to run over and reach for a card.Intriguingly, if there is a melee and the chief culprit cannot be identified, then the most senior coach in the technical area will be punished.So a manager could be sent off if one of their coaching staff misbehaves.Penalty Kicks: Goalkeepers must have at least one foot on the lineThis was something that caused controversy at the Women’s World Cup in France over the summer but mainly because some of the team hadn’t read up on the new rules.Goalkeepers must have at least part of one foot on or in line with the goal-line when a penalty kick is taken.In addition, the keeper must not be moving or touching the crossbar/posts/net when facing a penalty. They also cannot now stand behind the line.While all this should clarify what keepers can – or rather cannot – do at penalty kicks, it does very much limit their freedom.One exception is that when the penalty taker ‘stutters’ during their run-up, there is an allowance for the keeper to step off the line in anticipation of the kick. Paul Pogba beware.Handball: ‘Unnatural’ arm positions punishedWe’ve already seen the effects of the new handball rule that states a player cannot make their body ‘unnaturally bigger’ by sticking out their arm or hand to block the ball.IFAB say that having the hand or arm above shoulder height is not a ‘natural’ position and have warned players they are ‘taking a risk’ by doing that.In addition, any goal scored or created with the use of a hand or arm will be disallowed even if it’s accidental.But players will be given a bit of grace if the ball ricochets onto their arm or hand off the body of another player or another part of their own anatomy.Drop balls: Now uncompetitiveThey are a rarity in games anyway but there’s something brilliantly frenetic about a contested drop ball. There was an excellent example in the Old Firm derby last season.But the competitive drop ball is sadly no more. If play is stopped inside the penalty area, the ball will simply be dropped for the keeper to resume play.If outside the box, it will be dropped for a player from the team that last touched the ball. All opponents will have to be at least four metres away.IFAB argue that many competitive drop balls just lead to ‘aggressive confrontation.’Goal Celebrations: Bookings for ‘illegal’ celebrationsWith the introduction of VAR to the Premier League, the reality is we’re going to see more disallowed goals.So players should be aware that they will still receive a yellow card for an ‘illegal’ celebration – such as removing the shirt – even if the goal is disallowed.Kick-Off: More choiceThe team that wins the pre-match coin toss now has the choice to take the kick-off or which goal they wish to attack.Previously they only had the choice of which goal they wanted to attack.Relatedlast_img read more

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