Could the Browns Move Down to Take Michigan State QB Connor Cook in the NFL Draft?

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. Matt Loede While it would bring in the young QB the team has been looking for, the question would be would it be the right QB and how would fans react to the news?At the end of the day, it’s probably one of many rumors we will hear before draft day and the Browns pick is finally upon them on Thursday night. Related TopicsBrownsConnor CookNFL Draft Browns fans that are happy with the news that the team is supposed to be ‘locked in’ at the 8th overall pick better think again according to Alex Marvez of Sirius NFL Radio.The report is that the brown and orange may be looking to move down, and with that pick may just be eyeing quarterback Connor Cook of Michigan State.last_img read more

A Message From Director of Athletics Dave Scott

first_imgThe impact of COVID-19 has entered unchartered waters. Our courts are silent, we are not hearing the crack of the bat, or the swing of the club. The splash of the water was halted mid-stream. There is no other place that I would rather be than cheering our teams on to victory. Athletics are the front porch to our University and without them, we have lost a valued part of our community. We have had to quickly change our normal to conform to the needs of our society. We have been told to wash hands, stay home, work remotely, and avoid groups greater than 10. Social distancing is our new normal. We must be good neighbors and teammates and follow the recommended guidelines to keep our families and neighbors safe. Our lives have been temporarily changed and we are all hurting for our student-athletes as the very things they work so hard for everyday were abruptly taken away. We can only imagine the accomplishments that were to come. But we are Argos, we are Champions for Life and we will be resilient. We will overcome this challenge together. Our coaches and staff are working hard to ensure the safety and well-being of our student-athletes. There are uncertainties in our future and we will continue to address each need as it arises. What I do know is that UWF is a special place and Intercollegiate Athletics are committed to excellence. We have been and will continue to be champions in the classroom and in our sports. We will get through this pandemic together and we will return strong and continue Building Champions for Life.To our fans and supporters, thank you for your unwavering support of our athletic teams. I am proud to be a member of the ARGO family. I thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this trying time. I know that we will return strong and I look forward to sitting in the stands  with all of ARGO NATION and cheering on our teams when we return. Stay Safe and Go Argos.Dave Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Stasiun di Melbourne Uji Penggunaan Duratrack, Bantalan Rel dari Bahan Plastik Daur Ulang

first_imgPemerintah Negara Bagian Victoria di Australia telah mengumumkan pemasangan bantalan kereta api yang terbuat dari bahan plastik daur ulang di stasiun Richmond, Melbourne. Langkah ini merupakan bagian dari upaya keberlanjutan ramah lingkungan yang dilakukan oleh pemerintah negara bagian dan akan mendukung transisi ke ekonomi sirkular.Baca Juga: Trem di Melbourne, Jaringan Terpanjang di Dunia dan Jadi Ikon KotaSebagaimana yang dilansir dari laman (26/6/2019), rel kereta Duratrack yang ada Stasiun Richmond akan dilengkapi dengan 200 bantalan rel kereta Duratrack terlebih dahulu sebagai bagian dari program uji coba selama 18 bulan. Inovasi ini sendiri dikembangkan oleh Integrated Recycling di Mildura yang juga bekerja sama dengan Monash University. Menurut salah satu juru bicara dari pihak pengembang, bantalan ini terbuat dari campuran polystyrene dan limbah pertanian. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTernyata Ada Beragam Jenis Bantalan Rel, Indonesia Pakai Yang Mana?29/01/2018In “Darat”Di Stasiun Kereta Inggris, Konsumsi Keran Air Minum Gratis Sudah Jadi Tren04/07/2019In “Darat”Mengenal Lebih Dalam Mesin Perawatan Jalan Rel, Si Kuning Yang Gemar “Patroli” di Malam Hari03/01/2018In “Analisa Angkutan” Pihak pengembang menambahkan bahwa bantalan rel ini juga memiliki usia penggunaan hingga 50 tahun dan tidak membutuhkan terlalu banyak perawatan. Selain berkelanjutan dan tahan lama, bantalan rel ini juga memiliki keuntungan lain, yaitu dari segi ekonomis. Bantalan rel ini diproduksi dengan setengah biaya bantalan kayu tradisional.Untuk diketahui, bantalan rel inovatif ini sudah terpasang dan berjalan di empat rel kereta Victoria.Menteri Transportasi Umum Victoria, Melissa Horne mengatakan, “Sangat menyenangkan bisa melihat teknologi inovatif dan ramah lingkungan semacam ini diluncurkan di salah satu stasiun kereta tersibuk di Melbourne.”Pemerintah negara bagian juga mengatakan bahwa untuk setiap kilometer lintasan yang sudah terpasang bantalan rel plastik daur ulang ini, maka ada sekitar 64 ton sampah plastik yang dialihkan dari tempat pembuangan sampah – untuk dijadikan bahan dasar pembuatan bantalan rel ini.Uji coba akan mengevaluasi bantalan rel ini sebelum meluncurkan dalam skala yang lebih luas di jaringan kereta api Victoria. Diinformasikan bahwa Victoria telah menginvestasikan Au$ 630.000 (berkisar Rp6,2 miliar) melalui program hibah yang dikelola oleh Sustainability Victoria untuk program uji coba.Baca Juga: Menjadi yang Pertama di Australia, Bandara Melbourne Hadirkan eGate dan Smart SecurityMenteri Energi, Lingkungan, dan Perubahan Iklim Victoria, Lily D’Ambrosio mengatakan, “Kami merangkul teknologi baru untuk mengatasi masalah polusi plastik di wilayah kami.”“Proyek ini adalah contoh yang bagus dari ekonomi sirkular yang kami ciptakan melalui inovasi dan memikirkan kembali produk yang kami gunakan setiap hari.”Baru-baru ini, Victoria membuka proses Registration of Interest (RoI) untuk mencari pihak-pihak yang berkepentingan untuk mengembangkan Suburban Rail Loop, yang merupakan jaringan kereta bawah tanah orbital yang diusulkan untuk menghubungkan pinggiran kota Melbourne bagian tengah.last_img read more

Ahmed Lawan, Pinnick, others encourage Eagles to go for bronze

first_imgHead of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan who also doubles as the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.The Senate President was at the Eagles’ dressing room at the Cairo International Stadium after the 2-1 defeat by the Desert Foxes of Algeria, which sent the North Africans into Friday’s final and Nigeria into Wednesday’s third place game.“The Government of Nigeria is proud of you and how far you have been able to go in this competition. You worked very hard and showed the desire to win, but this is football and these things happen.“The third place match is there and you have to forget the result of this match and prepare very well to win the bronze medals.”The Senate President’s delegation also included the President of Nigeria Olympic Committee and Nigeria’s Member of the International Olympic Committee, Habu Ahmed Gumel; a former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung; Senators Sani Musa, Bello Mandiya and Gabriel Suswam; Umar Saidu Gajo and; Ocheme Okopi.Similarly, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, alongside his 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko and General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi were on Monday at the Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel camp of the Super Eagles to ginger the players ahead of Wednesday’s third place match against Tunisia.A last-gasp goal by Riyad Mahrez took Algeria to their first AFCON Final in 29 years and meant the Eagles will have to battle for the bronze medals with Tunisia, who lost to Senegal also on Sunday.“I must start by acknowledging that you gave your best out there against Algeria as you have done since the beginning of the competition. It is important that you put the loss behind you as the third place match is just two days away. The message from the NFF is simple: Let us not leave this championship empty –handed. This is the biggest and toughest AFCON ever and we must win on Wednesday to make Nigerians happy again.“It is good for us to win laurel here that we can present to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) back home. The Government and the people of Nigeria have supported this campaign in a robust manner.”Team captain Mikel John Obi promised that the team will fight hard against the Carthage Eagles on Wednesday in order to salvage something from the tournament.“We are as disappointed with the result as our fans, but that is football. We really and truly appreciate the support of the Federal Government and also the NFF.“We are determined to go into Wednesday’s game with renewed commitment and hunger so that we do not leave this competition empty –handed.”Nigeria and Tunisia will make it a date for the third place match on Wednesday at the Al Salam Stadium, one of the venues in Cairo. The match starts at 9pm Egypt time (8pm Nigeria time).last_img read more

Watabe defends Nordic crown

first_imgYusuke Minato placed second, 2 minutes, 1 second behind. Watabe’s younger brother Yoshito was third. Hideaki Nagai and Taihei Kato were fourth and fifth, respectively. NAYORO, HOKKAIDO – Akito Watabe successfully defended the title with a comfortable victory in the Nordic combined national championship on Sunday.Watabe, who has two runnerup finishes on the World Cup circuit this season, continued his superb form when he took first in the jumping portion before pulling ahead in the 10-km cross country en route to victory in Nayoro, Hokkaido. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Hubert Lawrence | The tale of two quests: Part Two

first_img Hubert Lawrence has made notes from the edge of his seat at trackside since 1980. You don’t always get what you want. Life would be perfect if the bid for glory by the Sunshine Girls at the Netball World Cup had gone well so far. Two key losses, one to South Africa and the other to top rival England, have put the Girls in a precarious position. Now all Jamaica can do is win its remaining group matches and hope for the best. It could all still work out. In the same way that South Africa inflicted an unexpected defeat on our Girls, surprise results could put Jamaica back in the reckoning. Such is life. Jamaica hasn’t finished outside the top four in the World Cup since 1987 and hopefully, that won’t happen now. That quest for glory is hanging by a thread, but the quest by 100-metre hurdler Danielle Williams to get to the IAAF World Championships is still alive. Last week, at a Diamond League meet punctuated by a world record in the mile by Sifan Hassan of Holland and four other world-leading performances, Williams zoomed a near-PR run of 12.52 seconds behind world record holder Kendra Harrison of the United States. PROVED HER RANK With her path to Jamaica’s World Championships team blocked by an uncalled faulty start at last month’s National Championships, Williams showed why she was ranked number four in the world by the respected US publication TRACK AND FIELD NEWS. Out fast, the 27 year-old Jamaican came close to her personal best of 12.48 seconds set last year. The result has placed her in a safe fourth position in the League’s 100-metre hurdles standing. Her quest continues this weekend in London when the Diamond League tour stops in the British capital. A strong performance will advance her cause by drawing her closer to the League final in September. A win there will open another road to the World Championships for her. If she is successful, Jamaica will have the right to enter four 100-metre hurdlers at the Worlds. That’s what happened in 2017 because Williams arrived there as reigning World Champion with an IAAF wild-card slot into the first round. In events where a country doesn’t have the reigning champion, the Diamond League winner is treated in the same way. Her only other route to Doha, the host city of the World Championships, is to be considered by selectors when they peruse the IAAF World Rankings roughly a month from now. There are no assurances. The Girls must now take care of business in their remaining group games and watch the teams around them decide their fate. Williams must qualify for the Diamond League final AND win it. It’s that simple in both cases. One of my favourite moments in sport came in 2005. A big AC Milan team took the field for the second half of the European Champions League final three goals to the good over Liverpool of England. Implausibly, Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool fought back to 3-3 and survived Milan’s attacks in extra time. Then, with goalie Jerzy Dudek in inspired form, the men in red finished the job by winning the ensuing penalty shoot-out. The victory inspired even those who weren’t hardcore sports fans. Despite the obvious obstacles, this is how the Sunshine Girls and Danielle Williams must face the next few days. The history of sport is filled with remarkable turns of good fortune. Now, they must go game by game, race by race, trusting and hoping.last_img read more

Golden Memories group complete Alzheimer’s Society walk

first_img The programme includes a reminiscence session – an informal and relaxed discussion group based around shared stories and exploring a range of sporting memorabilia and sensory objects.This is followed by a time of social interaction over an old-fashioned cup of tea and a biscuit and then a period of light physical activity.Weekly sessions run every Friday from 12:30-3:30pm, costing £5 per person or £8 per couple.The programme is now moving into a new period of development to make the weekly session fully sustainable, and as such is open to all new support or sponsorship.To find out more about Golden Memories, click here or contact programme manager, Kris Tavender ( The group were joined by six supporting family members from Greville Smythe Community Bowls Club at the Bristol Memory Walk on Saturday, 8th September, starting in Millennium Square.“It was incredible to see the lengths members of our group, many of which have significant physical challenges and health limitations of their own, wanted to go to support the work of one of the country’s biggest dementia charities,” said community coach, Jeff Tavender.“After a busy day of bowling on Friday afternoon, and despite a few hiccups, all eight crossed the finishing line on Saturday to receive their well-deserved medals.“These are a truly inspirational and supportive bunch of people.”Golden Memories is a collaborative programme in partnership with the Bristol Sport Foundation and Sporting Memories Foundation, working over 55’s living with dementia and those challenged by social isolation, depression and loneliness.last_img read more

Vanderbilt QB Shurmur making strides in freshman season

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Shurmur hasn’t been labeled the quarterback of the future for Vanderbilt.Not yet, anyway.But the 6-foot-4, 225-pound freshman took a step in that direction with a good showing in last week’s 21-17 win over Kentucky.His next test will be against Texas A&M in the Commodores’ home finale on Saturday.Shurmur completed 13 of 26 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky, leading Vanderbilt (4-6, 2-4 SEC East) to its highest-scoring output since a 47-7 win over Austin Peay on Sept. 19.“I thought Kyle took some steps,” Commodores coach Derek Mason said. “He’s still got a long way to go. We’re young at that position, still trying to get better.”Shurmur missed the previous game at Florida with a concussion as sophomore Johnny McCrary led the Vanderbilt offense.McCrary and Shurmur both played in a loss at Houston on Halloween and a win over Missouri on Oct. 24.Shurmur played the entire game against Kentucky and is listed first on Vanderbilt’s depth chart this week.“I was proud of the offensive line, for the most part, keeping him upright,” Mason said. “And I think that’s important when you have a young quarterback you’ve got to keep him upright. He’s able to focus on the reads and not worry about the pass rush as much.”Kentucky never sacked Shurmur, who posted career highs in completions, attempts and touchdowns in his third start.“I thought Kyle delivered some balls,” Mason said. “We had some opportunities to make some more plays. We left some production out there.”Shurmur has thrown only one interception in 57 pass attempts. McCrary has been picked off 12 times, tied for the second most in the SEC.Shurmur digested the playbook pretty quickly in preseason camp.“I think Kyle is intelligent in terms of how he approaches the game,” Mason said. “He’s a student of the game. He’s been around the game a long time and he’s just going to continue to do the things that (offensive coordinator) Andy (Ludwig) asks him to do.”Football is in Shurmur’s blood. His father, Pat, is the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator and a former Cleveland coach. Pat’s uncle, Fritz, coached in the NFL for 24 years, including a stop in Green Bay as the Packers’ defensive coordinator from 1994-98.Shurmur, the starter in both of Vanderbilt’s SEC wins, has come a long way since being the No. 3 quarterback in midseason.“I think (Kyle) is a great player,” Commodores center Spencer Pulley said. “That’s the reason he steps on the field. He’s a very confident player, has a lot of skill, has a lot of leadership ability and that’s what you see out on the field every week.”___AP College Football: http://www.collegefootball.ap.orglast_img read more

Fulham boss wants more of the same at Wembley

first_img[/media-credit] Denis Odoi’s goal took Fulham to Wembley “All of the season will depend about this last game. What we want to do now is clear our mind and rest our bodies and prepare for this game in 12 days to try and get in the Premier League.“We haven’t played at Wembley for 43 years so it is great for us.“We have beaten many records this season, we are really satisfied and happy.”On his side’s performance Jokanovic added: “You ask me many times about our trust, our self-belief, our confidence, sometimes we can play a bad game but today we played very good football.“This season is 49 games, many times we played close to a brilliant level, we were really close to being perfect. I have to be satisfied for the work on the field.” Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic wants more of the same at Wembley after describing his side’s play-off semi-final second-leg win over Derby as close to perfection.The Cottagers overturned a first-leg deficit in fine style at Craven Cottage as Ryan Sessegnon scored one and made another in a 2-0 win which booked a first national stadium appearance in 43 years.It was sweet reward for Fulham, who went half of the regular season unbeaten, and put Derby to the sword in Monday’s second leg.AdChoices广告And now the Serbian wants his side to finish the job next Saturday against either Aston Villa or Middlesbrough.“We know how important it is to get the team there but it is more important to show our quality and win the game,” he said. Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img See also:Fulham, Bees and QPR all keen on Hibs midfielderOdoi’s header takes Fulham to WembleyJokanovic: Odoi deserves to be Fulham’s heroFulham v Aston Villa head to head – their strengths, weaknesses and key playersReam: Sessegnon must earn birthday presentAdomah confident Villa will beat Fulham Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more