Sri Lanka close down Bangladesh in three days

first_img(BBC) – SRI LANKA wrapped up a three-day win over Bangladesh in the second Test in Mirpur to win the series 1-0, with a personal milestone for Rangana Herath.The veteran spinner took 4-49 to overtake Pakistan legend Wasim Akram as the most successful left-arm bowler in Test history, with 415 wickets.Off-spinner Akila Dananjaya took 5-24, the best figures for a Sri Lankan on debut as Bangladesh, needing an unlikely 339 to win, crumbled for 123.Mominul Haque top-scored with 33.Earlier, Sri Lanka, who had begun day three on 200-8, made their way to 226 all out as rookie batsman Roshen Silva impressed again, with his performance earning him the man-of-the-match and man-of-the-series awards.After a duck on his debut against India in December, the right-hander scored 74 not out, 109, 56 and 70 not out in his next four Test innings – giving him a batting average of 103 after three Tests.“I want to thank the Almighty God for helping (captain Dinesh) Chandimal win the toss on this wicket,” Silva said.The Mirpur pitch was in contrast to that of the drawn first Test in Chittagong, where 1 533 runs were scored for the loss of only 24 wickets across the five days – with the International Cricket Council rating the batting-friendly surface as “below average” and awarding it a demerit point.The tour concludes with two Twenty20 internationals on February 15 and 18.last_img read more

The Fault in our star: Manny Machado

first_imgMaybe Saturday’s mini-meltdown at the plate, after being called out on strikes was due to the fact that Machado’s coping skills are late to the develop, given the fact that he’s a mere 21-years-and-11-months old.  But how to you explain the multiple smacks to A’s catcher Derek Norris’ head?.  Perhaps Friday night’s incident, when Machado felt he was improperly tagged too roughly by his third base counterpart, Josh Donaldson, was an overreaction from a young and fiery alpha male who just can’t control his own competitiveness.Let’s be honest here–what kind of upstanding human being pops another in the head with a bat and doesn’t so much as glance to see if he’s conscious, angry, happy, or dead?What kind of person actually cracks a smile at the possibility of injuring a fellow competitor?  And, if your answer to those few questions is rooted in a semblance of decency, you have to ask yourself, what kind of player–more importantly–what kind of person is Manny Machado?After nearly being hit by A’s pitcher Fernando Abad in the 8th inning on Sunday, Machado decided to retaliate on the ensuing pitch.  It’s one thing to charge the mound and posture a bit, it’s another to send a nearly three-foot piece of solid lumber dangerously and violently tomahawking through the air.Some die-hard Orioles’ fans, blinded by the brightness of Machado’s ability and value to the franchise and the city’s sports realm, will buy the “it slipped” excuse.  But to anyone with a half-shred of common sense, it only takes one review of the highlight reel to reveal that the bat-fling was certainly not a result of poorly applied pine tar.Since Friday night’s run-in with Donaldson, Machado had an agenda.  He wanted to cause problems in the name of revenge and retaliation; he had the malicious desire to inflict pain no matter what the severity of potential collateral damage.  Alas, the only damage he did was to himself.A current Google search of “Manny Machado” will feature descriptions laced with words like “punk” and “thug.”  Message boards on blogs are calling for his suspension and referring to him in terms that aren’t becoming of one of Major League Baseball’s brightest commodities.  Sports fans have lost respect for a player who barely had enough time to even earn it in the first place.Perhaps that’s just it.  In Baltimore, it’s been easy to fall in love with the idea of Manny Machado.Flashy glove, steady bat, rock-solid fundamentals and instincts to go along with a clean-cut and boyish look–Machado has it all, at least from a physical standpoint.  But the measure of a man and of Baltimore’s own newly-maligned national public enemy, is-and-always-will-be, rooted in character and the maturity to act like a man and carry on like a pro.For now Machado is still a star.  He’ll have chances to fix the faults we’ve witnessed over the past three days.  One way or the other in the coming months and years, Manny is going to be Manny–and for now, there’s no clear-cut answer to what that actually means. Please follow me at @TonyWizTweets Maybe it’s a maturity thing; or maybe it’s just a new type of Manny being Manny situation.Since making his debut in 2012, Manny Machado has been the golden child of the Baltimore sports scene.  Over the last three days, he’s made a strong bid for newly anointed prodigal son.Until this point in his young career, questions surrounding the budding superstar were centered upon whether or not he’s more gifted than Ripken or more fluid than Robinson.  In the wake of his weekend-long mental-meltdown, the questions have more to do with his level or maturity and his makeup as a young man.Certainly not the type of debate and national backlash that anyone in Baltimore–outside of perhaps, Buck Showalter–was prepared to defend.Showalter’s defense of Machado’s actions, especially his statement about Machado “handling it better than someone with experience,” is laughable at best, pitiful at worst.  But that’s a debate for another day.  Today, right now, Machado is center stage–and he will be for the next few days, as Major League Baseball is likely to suspend him for multiple games after reviewing his weekend conduct.Let’s digress, thoughlast_img read more

Deadline passes with no additional Ravens opting out of 2020 season

first_imgThursday’s deadline passed with no additional Ravens players opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic as a total of 66 NFL players have opted out.Return specialist De’Anthony Thomas and offensive tackle Andre Smith elected not to play early last week, instead taking a $150,000 advance on their one-year non-guaranteed contracts that now roll over to the 2021 season. Any player with a medical opt-out will receive a $350,000 stipend. Should a player voluntarily choose not to play from this point forward, he won’t receive financial compensation for the 2020 season.As of last week, head coach John Harbaugh said he wasn’t aware of any other Ravens players who were considering opting out.“I think that’s a very personal type of a choice,” Harbaugh said. “If a guy wants to talk to me about it, I’m happy to talk to him, but I do think it’s such a personal choice. I don’t really know how much you can add from the outside to that decision.”As for the rest of the AFC North, Pittsburgh didn’t have any opt-outs, Cincinnati had two (offensive tackle Isaiah Prince and defensive tackle Josh Tupou), and Cleveland had five (defensive tackle Andrew Billings, offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck, and guards Drew Forbes, Colby Gossett, and Malcolm Pridgeon). New England led the league with eight players electing to skip the season, further magnifying the free-agent departures of six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and other key veterans this offseason.In other Ravens roster news, undrafted rookie tight end Jake Breeland cleared waivers and reverted to the reserve non-football injury list. The Oregon product will not play in 2020 as he continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered last fall, but he’ll remain part of the organization.With Breeland not in the running for the No. 3 tight end job behind 2019 Pro Bowl selection Mark Andrews and top blocker Nick Boyle, the Ravens signed veteran Jerell Adams earlier this week to compete with undrafted rookie Eli Wolf and 2019 practice-squad member Charles Scarff.On Thursday, the Ravens released their 2020 training camp schedule with the first full-team practice taking place on Aug. 17. Two of their 17 training camp practices will be conducted at M&T Bank Stadium, but fans will not be permitted to attend any practices in Owings Mills or at the stadium this summer due to the pandemic.The 80-man preseason roster must be trimmed to 53 for the start of the regular season by Saturday, Sept. 5. The Ravens are set to kick off their 25th season in Baltimore when they host Cleveland on Sept. 13.last_img read more

Patricia von Halle promoted to Director of Consumer Marketing at ESL

first_imgTournament organiser ESL has appointed Patricia von Halle as its new Director of Consumer Marketing.von Halle previously led event marketing at the German company. Credit: Patricia von Halle, ESLRELATED: Stefan Beitz boards ESL as Chief Financial OfficerJoining ESL towards the end of 2016, von Halle’s initial role was as its Marketing Manager. After just over a year in the post, she became a contracted Counter-Strike: Global Offensive observer for the tournament organiser. Almost two years later, she took on the role of Lead Event Marketing until becoming Director of Consuming Marketing earlier this month.Prior to joining ESL, von Halle worked at the likes of 99Damage and Gute Propaganda as a copywriter and editor. 10 Sec ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppis NextStay ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppisNOW PLAYINGThis year in esports- Investments, sponsorships and deals in 2019NOW PLAYINGTEAMS wins The Clutch DigitalNOW PLAYINGHector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI Hall of Fame 2019 – #ESIHOFNOW PLAYINGMarcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGHeather ‘sapphiRe’ Garozzo – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI London 2019NOW PLAYINGThe best MMOs in 2020NOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. RELATED: Nielsen names Matthew Yazge head of esports in North AmericaESL announced former ProSiebenSat.1 executive Stefan Beitz as its Chief Financial Officer last week. Previously serving as the Managing Director of SevenOne Media, a sales unit of ProSiebenSat.1, he replaced Arne Anders who departed the role due to family reasons.Esports Insider says: von Halle is clearly experienced in not only marketing but esports too, seemingly making her a great candidate for the role she’s taken on. It’s good to see new opportunities arising despite the global situation creating a difficult climate for many.Follow ESI on Instagramlast_img read more

Pearl Jam, ELO, Journey & more inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

first_img Related Powered by WPeMatico Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony; Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame(BROOKLYN, NY) — No, Steve Perry didn’t sing with Journey. But Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, there was a whole lot of music at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, now in its 32nd year.  Here’s how it went down:Pearl JamThe crowd at the Barclays Center was pretty much there to see one band: Pearl Jam. They started chanting “Eddie, Eddie” during the opening remarks.  David Letterman, filling in for an ailing Neil Young, did a brilliant job inducting the group, which appeared on his shows 10 times over the years. In a lengthy, hilarious and touching speech, Letterman praised the group as “a true living cultural organism…they would recognize injustice and they would stand up for it.”He also shared a personal story about how Eddie Vedder gave his young son Harry a small guitar and wrote him a letter saying that he’d buy him a bigger one if he learned just one song.  Letterman said that in his opinion, actions like that are the reason that the band’s in the Hall of Fame.At the podium, Eddie Vedder took the opportunity to address climate change, but also gave heartfelt thanks to their fan community, as every band member did.  The band then played “Alive” — with Dave Krusen on drums for the first time in 25 years — as well as “Given to Fly” and “Better Man.”Vedder made a special point of thanking Michael J. Fox, who was in the audience, for writing in his book about how much “Given to Fly” inspired him, and said it was an honor to play it for the actor Friday night.  The night ended with Pearl Jam and all the inductees coming together for a rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.”JourneyAll anyone wanted to know going into the ceremony on Friday was whether former singer Steve Perry would show up, and if so, would he sing?  Well, Perry did show up, joining his band mates on stage to accept the honor, presented to them by lifelong fan Pat Monahan of Train, who said it was “about damn time” the group was inducted.Perry warmly embraced his band mates, all of whom thanked their loyal fans for standing by them.  “We would not be here had it not been for you and your tireless love and consistent devotion. You never have stopped,” said Perry. “I’ve been gone a long time, I understand that, but I want you to know that you’ve never not been in my heart…I love each and every one of you.”With current lead singer Arnel Pineda — who met Perry for the first time backstage on Friday night — Journey then performed “Separate Ways,” “Lights” and, of course, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”  The band was joined by former keyboardist Gregg Rolie and former drummer Aynsley Dunbar for “Lights.”YesThe British prog-rock band was inducted by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush.  Lifeson’s speech was a takeoff on the “Choose Life” speech from the beginning of the movie Trainspotting. “Choose ‘Roundabout,’” he said, “Choose the glorious guitar work in ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart.’  Choose the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And definitely choose Yes.”  Lee said that being able to induct the band was “righting a terrible wrong,” as they’d been eligible for years.“Truly, this for the Yes fans everywhere,” said former lead singer Jon Anderson.  “I went to the Hall of Fame about four years ago…and all my heroes were there, every one of them…and we’re gonna join them!  I can’t believe it! It’s truly amazing.”Keyboardist Rick Wakeman had the audience cracking up with his speech, which included a number of off-color jokes about masturbation, prostate exams, strip clubs, and the boredom of marital sex.Geddy Lee then filled in for late Yes bass player Chris Squire as the band performed “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” Wakeman wore his signature cape, and some band members walked through the audience at one point while performing.Electric Light OrchestraThe British band opened the ceremony with their hit version of “Roll Over Beethoven,” in tribute to the late Chuck Berry.  Dhani Harrison, son of the late George Harrison, inducted ELO, noting that they were the first band he saw in concert when he was seven, and he was blown away by their otherworldliness.  He continued the “ELO are aliens” theme throughout the speech.  Noting that when he saw them in concert right after the November election, he said, “Trust me when I say everyone in L.A. was staring at the spaceship thinking, ‘Take me with you!’”At the podium, ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, who’s worked with everyone from Harrison to Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison, said, “It’s such a pleasure to get one of these [trophies] ’cause I’ve watched hundreds of people gettin’ ’em all the time…it’s like me dad said: “Everything comes to him what waits.’”The band then performed “Evil Woman” and “Mr. Blue Sky.”And the RestJackson Browne inducted Joan Baez, who joked that she knew that many young people would have no idea who she was.  “My own granddaughter had no idea who I was,” Baez said to laughter. “Until I took her backstage at a Taylor Swift concert.”  In 2015, Swift invited Baez onstage during her concert in San Francisco.On a serious note, the folk music legend and activist turned President Trump’s words back on him with a call to action.  “Let us together repeal and replace brutality and make compassion a priority,” she said. “Together, let us build a bridge — a great bridge, a beautiful bridge — to once again welcome the tired and the poor.”Baez performed “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and was joined by the Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter for “The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos).”Songwriter, producer and Chic leader Nile Rodgers was given a special award of “artistic merit” by Pharrell Williams.  Onstage, Rodgers joked that he’d worked with nearly every artist who’s in the Hall of Fame — including Madonna, David Bowie and Mick Jagger.Snoop Dogg inducted his friend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and accepted the award on his behalf, saying, “I know you’re gonna live forever, ’cause legends always do. They can’t take this away from you, homie…I love you Tupac. Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Thug life!”  Snoop, Alicia Keys and rappers Treach, T.I. and YG performed a medley of Pac’s songs.Friday night’s ceremony also included a Prince tribute by Lenny Kravitz, who performed “When Doves Cry” and “The Cross.”The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air on HBO April 29.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img No, Steve Perry didn’t sing with Journey. But Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, there was a whole lot of music at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, now in its 32nd year.  Here’s how it went down:Pearl Jam The crowd at the Barclays Center was pretty much there to see one band: Pearl Jam. They started chanting “Eddie, Eddie” during the opening remarks.  David Letterman, filling in for an ailing Neil Young, did a brilliant job inducting the group, which appeared on his shows 10 times over the years. In a lengthy, hilarious and touching speech, Letterman praised the group as “a true living cultural organism…they would recognize injustice and they would stand up for it.” He also shared a personal story about how Eddie Vedder gave his young son Harry a small guitar and wrote him a letter saying that he’d buy him a bigger one if he learned just one song.  Letterman said that in his opinion, actions like that are the reason that the band’s in the Hall of Fame.At the podium, Eddie Vedder took the opportunity to address climate change, but also gave heartfelt thanks to their fan community, as every band member did.  The band then played “Alive” — with Dave Krusen on drums for the first time in 25 years — as well as “Given to Fly” and “Better Man.” Vedder made a special point of thanking Michael J. Fox, who was in the audience, for writing in his book about how much “Given to Fly” inspired him, and said it was an honor to play it for the actor Friday night.  The night ended with Pearl Jam and all the inductees coming together for a rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.”Journey All anyone wanted to know going into the ceremony on Friday was whether former singer Steve Perry would show up, and if so, would he sing?  Well, Perry did show up, joining his band mates on stage to accept the honor, presented to them by lifelong fan Pat Monahan of Train, who said it was “about damn time” the group was inducted.Perry warmly embraced his band mates, all of whom thanked their loyal fans for standing by them.  “We would not be here had it not been for you and your tireless love and consistent devotion. You never have stopped,” said Perry. “I’ve been gone a long time, I understand that, but I want you to know that you’ve never not been in my heart…I love each and every one of you.”With current lead singer Arnel Pineda — who met Perry for the first time backstage on Friday night — Journey then performed “Separate Ways,” “Lights” and, of course, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”  The band was joined by former keyboardist Gregg Rolie and former drummer Aynsley Dunbar for “Lights.”Yes The British prog-rock band was inducted by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush.  Lifeson’s speech was a takeoff on the “Choose Life” speech from the beginning of the movie Trainspotting. “Choose ‘Roundabout,’” he said, “Choose the glorious guitar work in ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart.’  Choose the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And definitely choose Yes.”  Lee said that being able to induct the band was “righting a terrible wrong,” as they’d been eligible for years.“Truly, this for the Yes fans everywhere,” said former lead singer Jon Anderson.  “I went to the Hall of Fame about four years ago…and all my heroes were there, every one of them…and we’re gonna join them!  I can’t believe it! It’s truly amazing.” Keyboardist Rick Wakeman had the audience cracking up with his speech, which included a number of off-color jokes about masturbation, prostate exams, strip clubs, and the boredom of marital sex.Geddy Lee then filled in for late Yes bass player Chris Squire as the band performed “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” Wakeman wore his signature cape, and some band members walked through the audience at one point while performing.Electric Light Orchestra The British band opened the ceremony with their hit version of “Roll Over Beethoven,” in tribute to the late Chuck Berry.  Dhani Harrison, son of the late George Harrison, inducted ELO, noting that they were the first band he saw in concert when he was seven, and he was blown away by their otherworldliness.  He continued the “ELO are aliens” theme throughout the speech.  Noting that when he saw them in concert right after the November election, he said, “Trust me when I say everyone in L.A. was staring at the spaceship thinking, ‘Take me with you!’”At the podium, ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, who’s worked with everyone from Harrison to Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison, said, “It’s such a pleasure to get one of these [trophies] ’cause I’ve watched hundreds of people gettin’ ’em all the time…it’s like me dad said: “Everything comes to him what waits.’”The band then performed “Evil Woman” and “Mr. Blue Sky.”And the RestJackson Browne inducted Joan Baez, who joked that she knew that many young people would have no idea who she was.  “My own granddaughter had no idea who I was,” Baez said to laughter. “Until I took her backstage at a Taylor Swift concert.”  In 2015, Swift invited Baez onstage during her concert in San Francisco.On a serious note, the folk music legend and activist turned President Trump‘s words back on him with a call to action.  “Let us together repeal and replace brutality and make compassion a priority,” she said. “Together, let us build a bridge — a great bridge, a beautiful bridge — to once again welcome the tired and the poor.”Baez performed “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and was joined by the Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter for “The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos).”Songwriter, producer and Chic leader Nile Rodgers was given a special award of “artistic merit” by Pharrell Williams.  Onstage, Rodgers joked that he’d worked with nearly every artist who’s in the Hall of Fame — including Madonna, David Bowie and Mick Jagger.Snoop Dogg inducted his friend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and accepted the award on his behalf, saying, “I know you’re gonna live forever, ’cause legends always do. They can’t take this away from you, homie…I love you Tupac. Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Thug life!”  Snoop, Alicia Keys and rappers Treach, T.I. and YG performed a medley of Pac’s songs.Friday night’s ceremony also included a Prince tribute by Lenny Kravitz, who performed “When Doves Cry” and “The Cross.”last_img read more

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon pitches as he returns from cancer treatment

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(ALTOONA, Pa.) — Less than three weeks after undergoing surgery to treat testicular cancer, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon was back on the mound Sunday pitching for the team’s Double-A team, the Altoona Curve.The right-hander struck out six in three scoreless innings in his first rehab start since the surgery.Taillon called the outing “therapeutic,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Taillon was pitching well to begin 2017, but was placed on the disabled list with groin discomfort on May 6. Doctors quickly operated on him, suspecting testicular cancer. It was then confirmed by a pathology report that he did have cancer.While the young pitcher has made encouraging progress, the team’s trainer warns they’re treating Taillon’s recovery as a day-to-day situation, ESPN reports. He has not undergone chemotherapy, but is getting his blood checked daily, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Taillon was the second overall pick in the 2010 draft, selected right after one of baseball’s biggest stars, Bryce Harper. He was considered a top prospect in the minor leagues before he was called up to join the Pirates.Through six major league starts in 2017, Taillon has registered a 2-1 record and 3.31 ERA.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Mason Rudolph injury update: Steelers QB clears concussion protocol

first_imgMason Rudolph took a positive step in his recovery as he cleared the concussion protocol Wednesday, the team announced.He has been cleared to make a return to the field in Week 8 after the Steelers’ bye week. NFL’s Roger Goodell downplays idea of draft lottery to discourage tanking Rudolph returned to practice on a limited basis last week in pads and a helmet just three days after taking a scary hit against the Ravens, but he was ruled for Week 6 against the Chargers. Rudolph, selected in the third round of the 2018 draft, had stepped in for Ben Roethlisberger, who is recovering from a season-ending elbow injury he suffered in Week 2.Rudolph was knocked unconscious by Earl Thomas in Pittsburgh’s overtime loss to Baltimore in Week 5. Thomas was eventually fined $21,000 for the hit, though he appealed the sanction. Browns’ Myles Garrett claims he was punched in the face by a fan NFL news and notes: Jalen Ramsey traded to Rams; Saquon Barkley full participant at practice Steelers QB Mason Rudolph has cleared the concussion protocol and can return to the field in Week 8 after the team returns from its bye week.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 16, 2019Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Rudolph will be Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback when he’s ready to return.“He is our quarterback when he clears the protocol. It’s as simple as that,” Tomlin said earlier Wednesday. “As soon as he is ready to go, he is ready to go.” Related News Devlin Hodges replaced Rudolph against Baltimore where he went 7 of 9 for 68 yards with no touchdowns but gave the Steelers some hope as he won his first career start Sunday against the Chargers. Hodges completed 15 of 20 passes for 132 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while star running back James Conner had his first game with both a rushing and receiving touchdown to help carry the offense before exiting in the third quarter with a quad injury. He totaled 119 scrimmage yards before leaving the game.The Steelers (2-4) will next face the winless Dolphins in Week 8 action.last_img read more

Oklahoma State’s Tylan Wallace to miss rest of season with torn ACL, reports say

first_img Penn State suspends starter Antonio Shelton for Minnesota over spitting incident NCAA board opens door to athlete compensation for name, image, likeness Last season, Wallace was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the best college receiver. He does have the option to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft, but it is still unknown what decision the junior wideout will make. Related News Source close to Tylan Wallace tells me that Wallace has a torn ACL and will be out for the rest of the #OKState season— Scott Wright (@ScottWrightOK) November 1, 2019Wallace, 20, suffered the injury on Wednesday during practice.  Tua Tagovailoa injury update: Alabama QB (ankle) a ‘game-time decision’ for LSU, Nick Saban says In eight games for the Cowboys this season, Wallace has 53 receptions for 903 yards and eight touchdowns.Oklahoma State (5-3, 2-3 Big 12) hosts TCU (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Oklahoma State’s receiving corps took a big hit this week.The Oklahoman reported Friday that wide receiver Tylan Wallace will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL.last_img read more

The Steelers lost the dress rehearsal to the Colts, Aug. 26…SO WHAT!! (Mike Pelaia’s Column Aug. 30)

first_imgYeah, they lost. Yeah, the starters could have looked better. Yeah, they were playing in Heinz Field. Yep, Landry Jones threw a pick with an opportunity to win the game. So what! Was it a regular season game?  Nope, it wasn’t.I know this is the game that is supposed to be the closest thing to the regular season but in case you didn’t notice, Ben Roethlisberger only threw nine passes. He completed six of those, by the way. Antonio Brown only had two receptions and Le’Veon Bell wasn’t even in the building.I’ve read and also heard a lot of people starting to panic about this team and just how far they can really go. Are you kidding me? This is not the time for panic. It’s not week 10 of the regular season with the team on a three-game losing streak! It’s the third game of the preseason where the team ran a vanilla offense and didn’t play their superstars for very long.I. Am. Not. Worried.I still believe this team is a Super Bowl contender. I’ve seen nothing to sway my opinion on that. Yeah, I’m down on Ross Cockrell and he certainly didn’t do anything on Saturday night, Aug. 26 against the Colts to change my opinion on that front. However, I’ve been down on Cockrell for a few seasons, so his lackluster play isn’t going to change my mind on their chances.In my podcast last week, I spoke about Cockrell being the weakest link on this team. I know it. You know it and you better believe the coaching staff knows it. I don’t think for a second that coach Tomlin and his staff will leave Cockrell out there if they see a better option in Coty Sensabaugh, whom I happen to think is the better player.So watching Cockrell get burned, or the first team struggle in a game where they dialed back the plays, sat their stars and had nothing to play for except staying healthy doesn’t faze me. Jones isn’t going to play three quarters and throw 31 passes most weeks (hopefully). Bell will be carrying the ball when the games count. The defense will run different and better schemes. The offensive line will be fully-staffed when it counts, too. There are far too many variables happening in the preseason to ever worry about wins and losses, let alone think that the play in August can predict what we’ll really see in the regular season. These games are exhibitions being used to measure some key battles, not much more than that.So when it’s time to play a meaningful game, this team will be ready to go. They are far too talented, highly-motivated and have a ton of veteran leadership in guys like Big Ben, Maurkice Pouncey, and James Harrison not to succeed this season. Trust me, come week eight, nine, 10 and beyond, you’ll be saying the same thing I’m saying right now: The Steelers lost to the Colts in the third pre-season game…So What!last_img read more

Gerard Pique jeered at the Reino de Leon during Spain training

first_img CEST Insults heard in the player’s first training session at Las Rosas, have also carried over to the national team’s training in Reino de Leon in the region’s capital. Jordi Gil Upd. at 10:45 Pique was the only player to be jeered, with no other Barça player getting whistled, and was also subject to terrible insults. The defender was jeered in the first part of the session every time he took a shot at goal during a shooting drill, before receiving the same treatment whenever he touched the ball during a possession exercise. The whistles towards Pique were different from the shouts from fans aimed towards Iker Casillas.center_img 11/06/2015 The player was booed every time he touched the ball by the 8,000 fans that filled the stadium to watch the session, due to his comments made about Kevin Roldan during Barça treble-winning celebrations. The central defender will probably have to face a similarly unpleasant experience on Thursday, but Del Bosque has already said he will give him a rest against Costa Rica, as he is thinking ahead to the 2016 European Championship qualifier against Belarus on Sunday.last_img read more