Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (-4)Sunday, 6:40 p.m. ET, FoxThe Seahawks grinded their way to victory against the Eagles, overcoming their injury-based attrition better than their opponents did. The Packers are mostly healthy and well rested. Aaron Rodgers had an up-and-down season, more steady than spectacular. But the Seahawks’ pass rush will be limited in its chances to get to the QB, and they also can’t cover Davante Adams or Aaron Jones. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d5/f/wilson-rodgers-010620-getty-ftrjpg_1wvakqth8034w1xla1bu8z24j4.jpg?t=2086869015&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/cc/39/lamar-jackson-112519-getty-ftrjpg_8gquwpsi7o5p1xw30dbu26got.jpg?t=-1547830282&w=500&quality=80 Seattle will counter with plenty of Marshawn Lynch and Travis Homer on the ground to set up Russell Wilson’s downfield passing to his big-play wide receivers, Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. Rodgers and Wilson will get into a passing duel in Wisconsin, with Rodgers finding familiar magic with a game-winning field goal drive.Pick: Packers win 30-27 but fail to cover the spread.Stats of the Week:Wild-card record straight up: 1-3Wild-card record against the spread: 2-1Season record straight up: 171-88Season record against the spread: 136-114 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/7/94/jimmy-garoppolo-091719-getty-ftrjpg_1o14x84esb46o1qcxpz9db7vrf.jpg?t=1062789669&w=500&quality=80 Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers (-6 1/2)Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, NBCThe Vikings have been a gritty road team all season, but their overtime upset of the Saints marked their first victory over a winning team. The 49ers present them a more explosive, versatile offense and a defense that’s good on every level. Minnesota will have some rushing success in San Francisco with a lot more Dalvin Cook. But the Niners’ back seven is strong, deep and now healthier in coverage, and it operates behind a relentless pass rush.Kirk Cousins won’t be able to hit on the big pass plays the Vikings need, and Jimmy Garoppolo, helped by many wrinkles involving his backs, receivers and tight end George Kittle, will have more success throwing downfield. The 49ers will give the Vikings multiple looks with speed and quickness, keeping Garoppolo mostly clean. Their close, big-game experience and home-field advantage will pay off nicely as they take control in the second half.Pick: 49ers win 28-20 and cover the spread. Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs (-9 1/2)Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET, CBSThe Texans used a strong ball-control game plan to defeat the Chiefs 31-24 in the teams’ regular-season matchup at Arrowhead Stadium back in October. They had the ideal power rushing attack working to keep Patrick Mahomes off the field, nearly doubling up in time of possession. The Chiefs remain vulnerable against the run, but their all-around defense has been much improved since that Week 6 loss.The Texans don’t have coverage answers for Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce, and Mahomes will be way more efficient passing than Josh Allen was against Houston in the wild-card round. On the flip side, look for former Texan Tyrann Mathieu to make a big play against Deshaun Watson to punch Kansas City’s ticket to a second straight AFC championship game.Pick: Chiefs win 27-14 and cover the spread. Without further ado, here’s our latest fearless forecast for upcoming NFL results. All odds are courtesy of SportsInsider.com.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends from Sports InsiderNFL playoff picks, predictions against spread for divisional games NFL playoff history suggests what went “wrong” in the wild-card weekend usually goes right in the divisional round. Although three of the four teams that advanced were road teams, don’t buy into that momentum too much with superior opponents at rest waiting for them at home after a bye.Therefore, last Sunday and Saturday were rough for picks and predictions, both straight up and against the spread. The only thing we can do is try harder to be better picking the final four-game slate of the 2019-20 season. Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens (-9)Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET, CBSThe Titans’ game plan is evident: Run Derrick Henry as hard and as much as possible to wear down the Ravens’ defense, finish drives, work the clock and keep Lamar Jackson off the field. The problem is, the Ravens are capable of flipping that script with Jackson and Mark Ingram to limit the opportunities for Henry and Ryan Tannehill. Jackson will force the Titans into uncomfortable situations with his running. Baltimore’s offensive line will win the battle against Tennessee’s front to facilitate everything, including downfield shots to wide receiver Marquise Brown and tight end Mark Andrews.The Ravens will contain Henry and force Tannehill to throw more one-dimensionally than he would like against a deep secondary, inside and out. The Ravens, who will protect both their QB and the ball, have dominated too much through 12 straight victories to trip up at home against the No. 6 seed.Pick: Ravens win 30-17 and cover the spread. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/cd/f4/patrick-mahomes-101319-getty-ftr_119qz7c7v9krc1x2rh5vc3kp0h.jpg?t=-960293051&w=500&quality=80
Patrick Mahomes can afford a lot of leisure activities after signing a contract extension that could reach half a billion dollars. The problem is, the deal severely limits what he can do off the field.The Chiefs quarterback ticked off just a few of the things that are prohibited in the name of preventing a non-football injury, starting with basketball and baseball — and jet skiing, too. MAHOMES CONTRACT: ‘Worth every penny,’ says one NFL player”I read a lot of them (in the contract), but it’s every, pretty much, possible physical activity you can do,” Mahomes told Kansas City radio station KCSP (610 Sports Radio’s The Drive) on Tuesday.”I’ll probably be sticking to football and video games for a while now,” he added. Mahomes will be playing golf this weekend, though. He’ll be competing in the American Century Championship celebrity tournament at Lake Tahoe. He said he will be accompanied by teammate Travis Kelce, “so I’m sure I’ll have a little bit of fun there.”The Chiefs are hoping their franchise QB comes out of the weekend healthy and ready to resume pre-training camp workouts.
Lily May Humphreys insists she’s fired up for tomorrow’s English Women’s Amateur Championship final against a battling Emily Price.Humphreys and Price will go for glory over 36 holes of match play at Woodhall Spa Golf Club in Lincolnshire after both women fought their way through two rounds of energy-sapping matches on the hottest day of the year.For Shropshire’s Price, the final is a chance to add another England Golf title to her CV after she lifted the 2016 English Women’s Stroke Play champion as a 16-year-old.Humphreys (pictured above) is hoping to atone for the disappointment of losing last year’s amateur championship final at the first extra play-off hole to Ellen Hume and win this event for a second time after initial success in 2017.Indeed, Humphreys has confessed that the memory of last year’s defeat still rankles and will act as something of an inspiration going into what could be a classic encounter with the talented and gutsy Price.The Essex golfer said: “It feels pretty good, I’m here to get my own back on this championship after losing in the play off last year. At least I’ve got to the final to try and win it and I’m pretty excited about it.“It gives you a bit of fire, it’s like, well, I was was annoyed I nearly got there so it’s a case of let’s see if I can do it this year.“It was tough with the weather especially when I finished my first game when I was meant to be teeing off again. I had 20 minutes between times for some lunch. This afternoon my feet were aching so much, but I got through it.“I’d now like to win this as a match play event. When I won it in 2017 it was stroke play. It was tough to win against a whole field rather than one person. It would be nice to win it as both.“But Emily has been playing really well and I know her from past England teams and she has been doing well at Uni.“It will be a tough match.”On a draining Friday for the players, Humphreys battled through a tough quarter-final against Surrey’s Lottie Woad to win at the 20th hole.After a brief, 20-minute turnaround she took on Rosie Belsham – a conqueror of defending champion Hume – in the semi-final.A 2&1 victory against the England girls’ international booked her book a place in the final where, mercifully, the weather promises to be a little kinder for the competitors.Today, the mercury touched 33 degrees centigrade with umbrellas being used as parasols and players facing a tough challenge to stay hydrated.Price – a student at Kent State University – proved her qualities in the stroke play qualifying and then her competitive instincts in the match play.Firstly, she edged out Amelia Williamson by a 2&1 margin in the quarters before winning the final two holes to pip an on-form Thalia Kirby in the semis.It all adds up to a potentially thrilling final between two of England’s most talented players but also women with a real competitive edge.Price (pictured above) is looking forward to a great contest against a player she knows well.She said: “Lily is always tough to play against for sure. She’s had a great week. It’ll be tough, but I’m ready for the battle and we should have fun together.“I’m very, very happy. It was a hard game against Thalia in the heat and she’s a great player to play against.“I’m excited for the final.”For details of the Friday matches as well as videos, images and live scoring please visit the England Golf amateur championships homepage.Photographs: Leaderboard Tags: Emily Price, Lily May Humphreys 31 Jul 2020 Day Four – Women’s Amateur: Humphreys and Price set for classic final
Even though Perry dominated City League boys basketball this season with a 15-1 interleague play, Allderdice, 12-4, and Carrick, 10-6, captured the most spots on this years’ All-City Basketball selection with four each. Allderdice beat Perry for the City League championship, but the All-City selections were based on what these teams did during the regular season.After Allderdice and Carrick comes Perry, Oliver and Westinghouse with three each; Schenley, Langley and Brashear had two each, and Peabody had one. JUSTIN DOBBS Most Valuable Player, Allderdice Justin Dobbs from Allderdice and Brandon Johnson from Schenley were the only two unanimous selections for the First Team, with Greg McGhee from Perry, Ben Mickens from Allderdice, Marcus Smith from Perry and Dontae Forte from Peabody all locked in a very close battled for the three slots left on the First Team.McGhee, Mickens, and Smith won out with Forte dropping to the second team, joined by Arthur Smith, Schenley; Bruce Grover, Perry; Gary Herndon, Westinghouse; and Mike Talton, Carrick.The Third Team is dominated by Allderdice and Oliver with two players each. Cameron Bailey and Eric Mallinger from Allderdice; and Lamontae Harrison and Shaquille Hager from Oliver. Rasheed McKamey from Carrick finishes out the team.Other players receiving votes make up the Honorable Mention Team. They are: David Pryor and Darelle Burton from Westinghouse; Robert Fields and Lance Archie from Carrick: Hassaun Blair and DeShawn Martin from Langley; Irish Tucker and Regis Mandarino from Brashear and Devin Lyles from Oliver.The voting for Most Valuable Player was extremely tight between Justin Dobbs and Brandon Johnson, with Dobbs winning out. Ben Mickens also received votes, but no Perry player received any.Even though Marco Corona from Perry received votes Andre McDonald from Allderdice and Walt Malinski from Carrick actually received the most votes for Coach of the Year, with Malinski winning out.Coach Malinski did an incredible job this year with a team that usually finishes somewhere near the bottom of the league, but this year they was one of the top teams in the City finishing fourth with a 10-6 record.The All-City Team is selected each year by the Courier staff and the City League coaches. A joint All-City Sports Banquet will be held for these players and the football players later this year. The date and time will be released later. Thanks to all the coaches who participated in the selection of the 2011 All-City Team.
Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeIn celebration of South Puget Sound Community College’s 50th anniversary, the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Gallery will feature works past and present from South Puget Sound art alumni.Then and Now will feature the work of former South Puget Sound arts students. Artists featured are Lea Mitchell, Max Stolkin, Kensuke Yamada, Jeff Hulme, Christine Auvil, David Wall, Anne St. Jean, Pat Mclain, Erin Oly, Robin Ewing, Aimee Biggerstaff and Tim Kenny.The exhibit begins Feb. 25 and runs through March 21. Include with the art works will be written narrative by each artist reflecting on their time here and describing their artistic pursuits since completing their studies at South Puget Sound Community College. A reception will take place on Friday, March 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All are welcome.The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the gallery via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 596-5527. Information about the gallery is also available online at www.spscc.ctc.edu/cfa. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Lay joined the Wofford staff after spending the previous three seasons as head coach at NCAA Division II West Alabama. Lay took over a UWA program that had seen little success prior to his arrival and built them into one of the Gulf South Conference’s stronger teams. Prior to his arrival, the Tigers won a total of three conference matches and every season under Lay watched that number increase. UWA posted a respectable 9-11 mark in his third season before accepting the position at Wofford. The nine conference wins was a high-water mark for the program. “I am very excited to announce Jordan Lay as our next head coach,” said Born. “He is one of the up and coming coaches within the sport. He has coached at every level of the game and has a strong track record every stop along the way. He was one of the top head coaches at the NCAA Division II level before joining the staff at Wofford. I’m very excited about the future of the program under Lay’s direction. I would like to thank Jon Haarlow, Helene Thill, Moses DuPre and Dan Darcy for their tireless efforts in this search.” Lay has also served as the head coach of the Butler University women’s club team and Team Indiana club team. During his four seasons at Wofford, Lay built a name for himself as one of the top recruiters in the sport bringing in back-to-back top 150 recruiting classes. Once on campus, Lay helped turned those recruits into some of the Southern Conference’s top talent. Lay’s recruiting efforts produced 11 all-conference selections, including the 2017 Southern Conference Player of the Year and four first-team selections. He also had three players garner all-freshman team honors as well. Lay’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed on a national level. In 2018, Lay was a recipient of the AVCA’s Thirty Under Thirty Award. Prior to West Alabama, Lay was the head coach for one season at NAIA Belhaven University. In that one season he was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Blazers to a 27-9 (.750) overall record. Following two wins in the conference tournament, Belhaven set a new program record for wins in a season. Lay also spent one season as an assistant at Belhaven. Courtesy of Lamar AthleticsBEAUMONT, Texas – Jordan Lay has been named Lamar University head volleyball coach announced Director of Athletics Marco Born Friday morning. Lay comes to Beaumont from Wofford where he has spent the previous four seasons as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. “First, I would like to thank University President Dr. Kenneth Evans, and Director of Athletics Marco Born for giving me this opportunity,” said Lay. “I would also like to thank the entire search committee which consisted of Jon Haarlow, Helene Thill, Moses DuPre and Dan Darcy for putting their faith in me to lead this program.”Everything that Marco and the athletics administration have done and the community they have established at Lamar is appealing for any coach. There is a lot of support from the community back toward athletics which is exciting for both coaches and student-athletes. When you look at the Southland Conference, I believe that we have a real chance to make an immediate impact. I’m beyond honored and humbled to be a part of the university and this athletics department. I believe in the direction of this university and I’m excited to be apart of Beaumont and the entire Golden Triangle,” added Lay. In Lay’s first season with the Terriers, he helped guide the Wofford to its first winning season since 2012. That season also marked the school’s first winning record in conference play in program history. That same year, Wofford also recorded several other firsts, including the program’s first conference freshman of the year honor, and the team’s first first-team all-conference selection. The Terriers followed that up with a 22-win season the following year advancing to the SoCon Championship match for the first time in program history.
MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Bolts clinch No. 1 seed View comments How to help the Taal evacuees Given how quickly the buyout was agreed to, that talk apparently happened fast.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Wade and the Bulls agreed to terms on a buyout agreement Sunday, a person with direct knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press. Wade is considering several options, including a potential return to Miami or a reunion with longtime friend LeBron James in Cleveland, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the buyout has not been formally announced.Wade will have other suitors as well. ESPN reported San Antonio would be a possible landing spot and Oklahoma City — which added Paul George this summer and will formally complete the trade with New York for Carmelo Anthony on Monday — would also seem to make sense as well. Wade has kept his home in Miami, and Heat teammates have made little secret that they would welcome him back with open arms.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHeat President Pat Riley said late last week that he is still in love with Wade. He could not discuss the possibility of trying to bring Wade back to the Heat because NBA tampering rules do not allow such conversations about players under contract with other clubs.That contract is about to come to a quick close. Wade was due about $24 million this season from the Bulls, who traded Jimmy Butler away this summer and are entering a rebuilding phase. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Longtime friends and former teammates Dwyane Wade and LeBron James could be headed for a reunion at Cleveland after Wade and the Chicago Bulls reached a buyout agreement. The Cavaliers are reportedly among the favorites to land the three-time NBA champion. APMIAMI — Dwyane Wade signed with Chicago before last season in large part because the affinity for his hometown was still very strong.A year later, he’s about to be on the move.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson After the Butler trade, it was evident Wade was getting a buyout. The question was when. And now the question is: What will Wade decide next?“Anything that happens from a personnel standpoint down the road, or any opportunities that are there, we’re always going to approach that,” Riley said Friday.The opportunity is coming for the Heat, and anyone else who’s interested.Wade averaged 18.3 points for Chicago and returned from injury late in the season to help the Bulls get into the playoffs. Over his 14 seasons, Wade has averaged 23.3 points, been to the playoffs 12 times, won three rings and took home the 2006 NBA Finals MVP award.Bulls President John Paxson told CSN Chicago last week that he and general manager Gar Forman sat down with Wade when the season ended, and planned to do so again when Wade went back to Chicago.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide
DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil James Yap, the two-time PBA MVP who, at 36, is in his second tour of duty with the Philippine cage team, also knows the competition he and his fellow Gilas members face. But, like what Ramirez said, Yap is undaunted.“Bilog ang bola,” Yap said on Saturday as the Filipinos gear up for a clash with China on Tuesday in a bid to avoid a quarterfinal clash with another formidable foe in South Korea.“Dehado tayo [against China],” Yap said. “But we will fight it out to the very end.”Alyssa Valdez, the enigmatic women’s volleyball star, knows there’s little else they can use as edge against world-class opposition.“That’s all that we have, our fighting hearts,” Valdez said as she relishes the chance to shock the continent’s heavyweights.ADVERTISEMENT Adamson, FEU pass character test to book semis berths JAKARTA—No matter where the Philippines goes to compete, even in the lowly Southeast Asian Games, there is one label it cannot shed off.Underdogs.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Hidilyn Diaz won a weightlifting silver in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics two years ago, and that should have been enough for her to be labeled as one of the favorites here.But she has to contend with the reigning world champion Sopita Tanasan of Thailand in the 53kg weight category. Making things tougher is that the silver and bronze medal numbers of the 2014 Asiad are still 15 kg more than Diaz’ Olympic effort.Yet Diaz promises “to fight for the country,” like every Filipino athlete always does when donning the national colors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DICT eyeing 4th, 5th telco player in PH – Honasan PLAY LIST 01:06DICT eyeing 4th, 5th telco player in PH – Honasan03:02Ad interim appointment of Honasan as DICT chief gets CA nod03:22The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins And yet, Team Philippines has always found ways to triumph in the face of the most difficult odds, even when those odds are rammed down its throat by hazardous politicking back home.The beauty of it? Filipino athletes try so hard every time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“There’s no athlete in his right mind who would go into a competition dreaming to lose,” Philippine Sports Commission Chair Butch Ramirez told the Inquirer when asked what to expect from the 272-strong PH contingent in the 18th Asian Games here.“We lack the facilities, we lack the money compared to the other countries,” he said. “But we have so much talent among the Filipinos and their fighting hearts are just enormous. What we can do is just inspire them.”
A 19-year-old who allegedly snatched a cellular phone was on Friday released on $70,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Travell Christopher Pinhello of Lot 30 Second Street, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, denied the charge when it was read to him.It is alleged that the teen on January 30, 2019, at Crown Street, Queenstown, robbed Ismael Griffith of a cellphone valued $50,000.The prosecution did not object to bail and the teen was released on $70,000 bail.The case will continue on February 15, 2019.
Should young people in Fort St. John be subject to a curfew?That was the topic of the day at Monday’s regular City Council meeting. After receiving complaints from residents about noise and vandalism, Councillors began to consider whether, and how, a curfew should be enforced.Councillor Karen Simpson is one of those supporting a curfew. She says there’s no reason for most young people to be out late at night, and a curfew would be a reasonable measure to ensure the public isn’t paying for young peoples’ behaviour. [asset|aid=160|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Simpson-6_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -[asset|aid=161|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Simpson-5_1_Pub.mp3]As to whether or not it’s fair to restrict all young people just because a few of them have caused problems… [asset|aid=162|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=simpson-7_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement Councillor Lori Ackerman agrees, saying existing laws (such as those against noise, littering, or vandalism) only work when you catch the person responsable. [asset|aid=163|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Ackerman-2_1_Pub.mp3]Councillor Larry Evans is also interested in the idea. Evans says he lived under a curfew once before, and it targeted the wrong age group. Evans thinks it’s those between 16 and 19 causing most of the problems, so it should be they that are restricted.Advertisement For his part, Mayor Eglinski says it’s not going to be an easy debate. A curfew would be difficult and expensive to enforce, and council will need the input of residents, among other groups, before it proceeds.No decision has been made yet on a potential curfew;Council has asked City staff to investigate the issue further, and it will be subject to continuing evaluation.To hear the entire discussion about the curfew with members of the Fort St. John Media Click Here