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Kirk Cousins to the Browns? It’s a Perfect Match According to One NFL.com Writer

first_imgSome Browns fans have been quick to hail Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins as the next savior of the franchise, as there’s no doubt that the Skins will have to figure something out with Cousins as they have their new quarterback already in former Chiefs signal caller Alex Smith.The latest Cousins rumor is that the New York Jets want the quarterback in a bad way, to the point where they would be willing to give him – wait for it – up to $60 million in his first year in New York if a deal can get done between the Redskins and Jets.So where does that leave the Browns? One NFL.com writer thinks that the Redskins QB to Cleveland is a ‘perfect match,’ that being Adam Rank, who Tuesday night wrote the following about a Cousins in Cleveland scenario. This is such an easy call.Of course, free agency’s a two-way street. Player interest must align with team interest. Well …Don’t draft a quarterback. Put all the eggs in the Cousins basket in March, then have fun in April.I know what you want to do, Browns. You really want to sign AJ McCarron and draft Josh Rosen. But please, can you not be the Browns for just, like, a second? Just one time. Make the smart football move here.Sign the guy who is already a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback. A guy you know can run an NFL offense. You’ve bought enough spare parts for that rusted-out beater. Instead of throwing good money after bad, just get a new car. Sure, it’s been driven — that just proves it’s reliable.Hear me out here. You sign Cousins. Then draft Saquon Barkley with the No. 1 pick. I know, clutch my pearls … A running back first overall?? The dude is siiiiick. I’ve been waiting to put this guy on my fantasy teams ever since I saw him ruin USC in the Rose Bowl a couple seasons ago. And Daniel Jeremiah has him as his top prospect, if you don’t want to take my word for it.Then use the fourth pick on the best player available. Minkah Fitzpatrick, for instance. Take a run at Allen Robinson — if he shakes free from Jacksonville — and Jarvis Landry. Suddenly, you have a well-rounded team ready to take on the AFC North for years to come. And you don’t have to worry about the quarterback you drafted becoming just another name on that fabled jersey of failed signal-callers.Let’s see if the Browns feel the same way, and if in fact they try to outdo the Jets or one of the other teams that need a quarterback do a deal to get Cousins sometime as free agency gets closer. Related TopicsBrownsKirk CousinsRedskins 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.center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

PREVIEW: Cavs return to Cleveland in search of first Finals win of 2018

first_img Ashley Bastock Related Topics2018 NBA Finals2018 NBA PlayoffsCavaliersCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersGolden State WarriorsNBA CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Cavaliers return to Quicken Loans Arena for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. They will be going for their first win of the series against their familiar foes, the Golden State Warriors.When: 9 p.m.TV: ABCOnline: Watch ESPNRadio: WTAM 1100 AM, WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FMCavs injuries: None to reportWarriors injuries: Andre Iguodala (left leg contusion/bone bruise– QUESTIONABLE)1. Ramping up the physicality on defenseThe Cavaliers’ game plan throughout this series has been to switch pretty much everything on the defensive end. There have been breakdowns, however, when the Warriors slip screens and the Cavs aren’t being quite physical enough, something that head coach Tyronn Lue spoke about on Tuesday.“I think you’ve got to be physical, because they slip out a lot and put you in some binds when they slip out,” Lue said. “But if we’re physical into the body and pushing up the slips, then we can get underneath them and take that away. So the most important thing is physicality.”Considering how good Golden State is at shooting, improving the overall physicality will go a long way in eliminating their open looks at the basket, especially in transition when they are arguably at their best.2. Capitalize on available opportunitiesThrough two games of the Finals so far, the Cavs have a better contested field goal percentage (51.2 percent, 43-of-84) than uncontested (36.5 percent, 38-of-104).While their contested numbers are great, their uncontested numbers are leaving something to be desired. While the Warriors are lauded for their offense, their defense has been just as big a part of their success over the last four years. The Cavs simply have to take advantage of open opportunities on offense if they’re going to win.But this stat could see some major improvement now that the Cavs are back in The Land. Cleveland role players have shot better at The Q compared to on the road throughout the postseason, and that’s a large part of the reason they’ve only lost one game at home so far in the playoffs.3. Keep the pressure on the glassThe Cavs have won the rebounding battle in each of the first two games in this series and are currently plus-25 on the boards over Golden State.They also are a whopping plus-42 on the offensive glass. Along with making open shots, they’ll need to keep up this advantage in order to give themselves more opportunities for what should be easy points.center_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42last_img read more

State Settles Native Voting Rights, Hiring Language Assistant

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享To address concerns over voting rights for native Alaskans, the State has been ordered to hire a full-time language assistance administrator. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski has also taken a stand on the issue, becoming the first Republican to co-sponsor a bill to partly undo the 1965 Voting Rights Act. She says the law gives the federal government too much involvement in state elections. The Act was passed to ensure states weren’t discriminating against minority voters. Murkowski says times have changed and she supports a more relaxed version of the law, which would require that only some voting laws receive federal approval. The administrator will oversee the availability of elections materials in native languages. In a federal lawsuit last year, the State was ordered to provide additional language assistance to villages in three census areas. Additional documents were translated into native languages, but plaintiffs complained that there were no outreach workers in 40% of the villages in question.last_img read more

FEMA Reminds Applicants – Stay In Touch

first_imgIf you submit an appeal after the 60-day mark, be sure to include the reason for the delay—for example, if previously unknown damages are identified or if a contractor just became available to provide an estimate. If you disagree with a decision on your FEMA application, you can appeal. Applicants have 60 days from the date on their FEMA decision letter to appeal. To date, more than 300 families have submitted that documentation and received additional funding specifically for foundation repair. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Residents are still working hard on their recovery from the November 30 earthquake. While the application period has ended, if you have an application on file, you can get questions answered, submit appeal letters and request extensions to submit documents. But FEMA needs to hear from you. In a release from FEM, “We can’t help you if we can’t find you. If you change your address or phone number, please update FEMA with the information. Missing or incorrect information could result in delays in receiving assistance or finalizing your application.”last_img read more

Bowl-eligible Arkansas primed for Missouri

first_imgFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Trey Flowers remembers what Arkansas was before the Bobby Petrino turmoil better than most, having been a freshman on the Razorbacks team that capped a two-year 21-5 stretch with a Cotton Bowl win to end the 2011 season.The Arkansas senior defensive end also suffered through the losing that followed Petrino’s fateful motorcycle accident — a two-year stretch of heartbreak the Razorbacks (6-5, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) appear to have finally put behind them once and for all.Arkansas (6-5, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) earned its second straight shutout against a ranked opponent with its 30-0 win over No. 18 Mississippi on Saturday, a dominating back-to-back stretch Flowers reflected on in the locker room afterward.”I was just remembering the times where my freshman year we were doing that a lot,” Flowers said. “And then for us to go through some rough times and be back on the uprising, it was very humbling for me.”The one-overlooked Razorbacks did more than just establish themselves as a rising factor in the vaunted SEC West with their wins over LSU and the Rebels.More importantly, they earned bowl eligibility for the first since that Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State in Flowers’ freshman season — nearly finding their way into The Associated Press College Football Poll in the process.”I know this, we’re playing as good as anybody,” Arkansas second-year coach Bret Bielema said. “I’m sure there’s a team or two that would be a matchup issue for us, but we’re playing really good … If you just put us in a room right now with anybody, I think we could hold our own very, very well.”With the memory of a 17-game SEC losing streak now firmly behind them, the Razorbacks now turn their attention to capping their sudden turnaround when they visit No. 17 Missouri on Friday.The Tigers (9-2, 6-1) can win the SEC East with a victory in the regular season-ending matchup between the budding rivals.Arkansas, meanwhile, hopes to improve its bowl position and send its 19 seniors out in the same winning style many of them began their careers with.”It’s a wonderful feeling,” Razorbacks junior safety Rohan Gaines said. “They deserve it. They’ve been through the coaching changes, the losing seasons. They deserve it all.”Gaines had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown to put Arkansas up 27-0 on Ole Miss in the third quarter on Saturday, one of six forced turnovers by the Razorbacks.The back-to-back shutouts in conference play were the first for Arkansas since 1965, when the school was a member of the Southwest Conference.They also served as a welcomed bit of affirmation for Flowers, who bypassed the NFL Draft following last season. After a sack of Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace on Saturday, the senior now has 12 ½ tackles for losses for the season — though he was more focused on the Razorbacks turnaround overall.”Oh yeah, I knew it was the right decision since day one,” Flowers said. “… I knew it was a good decision for me personally and then to help the team out. For us to go through what we’ve been through and then to come back around and get bowl eligible is big time.”Arkansas played the second half of Saturday’s win without starting quarterback Brandon Allen, who injured his right hip in the first half. Bielema said after the game he thought Allen would “be back probably sooner than later,” and backup Austin Allen would be ready to start if needed.last_img read more

Hershey Bears new 3rd jersey

first_imgBryanSmalls 0 Forums Home nuordr Share this post Favourite Logos:The Cross, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots Share this post Followers 1 Buster Posted October 7, 2011 Share on other sites Share on other sites 245 rvrdgsfn Share on other sites 0 Link to post SportsLogos.Net Favourite Logos:Barcelona DragonsHartford WhalersUS Soccer RattlesnakeJoliet Slammers “J-Bird”NBA All-Star New Orleans Crawfish Goudy Stout font (AKA, “Hey, it’s 1977 and check out my awesome T-shirt!”) and a woefully outdated logo, combined with the horrific modern touches of piping to nowhere and pit stains.I challenge anyone to tell me what’s good about this.The jersey could possibly not have any numbers on the front of it. 7 Found on their twitter & Icethetics.Uploaded with ImageShack.usIt looks good although I would’ve have preferred either this…Uploaded with ImageShack.usOr this…Uploaded with ImageShack.us 0 Share this post Posted October 7, 2011 Sign in to follow this   nuordr The should have called the team the Hershey Squirts. Share on other sites 9,766 posts Link to post 79 Location:Buffalo,NY rvrdgsfn 0 Location:Fairfax, VA gueman 3,803 Sign in to follow this   “Sports Aesthetics” 94 Sports Logos Sodboy13 75 Link to post I miss Michelle. 75 Members 5,159 0 Members Goudy Stout font (AKA, “Hey, it’s 1977 and check out my awesome T-shirt!”) and a woefully outdated logo, combined with the horrific modern touches of piping to nowhere and pit stains.I challenge anyone to tell me what’s good about this.Um…no Black or Vintage White? Share on other sites Aside from the pit piping. I really like this. It really seems like Herhsey gets new uniforms every season. 0 75 Link to post Location:Richmond, VA Followers 1 Posted October 7, 2011 2,532 posts 0 I love most of their jerseys, but I hate the team because them and Kentucky used to have some battles. However, I am looking forward to seeing them in a month or so. Looks like a convoluted mess of arbitrary stripes saddled with an outdated logo.But thats just me SmoothieX Favourite Logos:Baltimore Ravens( 1999-Present)Washington Capitals Secondary (2007-Present)Baltimore Orioles (1966-88, 2012-)Richmond Flying Squirrels Virginia Commonwealth University Rams (2014-Present) SportsLogos.Net I like it. For some reason, the piping and pit stains don’t really bother me. The jersey design isn’t spectacular anyway so the piping doesn’t ruin anything, imo. Link to post 0 gueman 3,486 Location:Calgary AB Canada Share on other sites 2,209 The should have called the team the Hershey Squirts.That is their mite team. Originally they were the B’ars. I am kinda surprised they have not gone that route with a 3rd or special jersey. 3,486 Rise Above Mediocrity. habsfan1 Members Members Posted October 13, 2011 Share on other sites Share this post Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Phoenix is a bangwagon town Members 23,613 posts Sports Logo News Share this post The should have called the team the Hershey Squirts.Well played, sir. 2,209 973 BryanSmalls 19,560 posts Members Location:Kentucky Location:Effington Link to post Goudy Stout font (AKA, “Hey, it’s 1977 and check out my awesome T-shirt!”) and a woefully outdated logo, combined with the horrific modern touches of piping to nowhere and pit stains.I challenge anyone to tell me what’s good about this. 0 7 Share this post Members 3,803 0 Posted October 8, 2011 0 79 north dakota habsfan1 Share this post Link to post SmoothieX north dakota Banned Posted October 13, 2011 245 TruColor Location:Downingtown, PA Hershey Bears new 3rd jersey Get it right Posted October 8, 2011 Share this post 0 0 Share this post 0 I love that Hershey throwback logo 3,803 3,831 posts Share this post Posted October 7, 2011 Members This topic is now closed to further replies. All Activity Forums Home Favourite Logos:Anaheim Mighty Ducks Hershey Bears new 3rd jersey 12,100 posts Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Wild, Whalers, North Stars, Avalanche 94 Share on other sites Shumway Location:Burnsville, MN Posted October 7, 2011 16,708 posts 79 Favourite Logos:Anything with a mascot in a sweater or anthropomorphic foods. Banned TruColor Hershey Bears new 3rd jersey 5,159 By rvrdgsfn, October 7, 2011 in Sports Logo News 5,159 Shumway 7 Share on other sites 0 Link to post Sports Logos 14,762 posts Recommended Posts Location:Longueuil, Québec Members 567 Share this post 11,362 posts 3,486 6,127 posts Posted October 12, 2011 Share on other sites 567 All Activity Link to post 0 Share this post 973 Buster 0 Hail to the Redskins…forever. 2,209 Link to post 0 94 567 Share on other sites 245 Link to post 1,674 posts Posted October 7, 2011 Sodboy13 21 5,469 posts Members Posted October 7, 2011 2,473 posts Location:Mason Dixon Line Share on other sites 973 Link to post Share this post Morgan33 RyanB06 0 RyanB06 Posted October 8, 2011 Go To Topic Listing Morgan33 I’m back! Members Love the logo and the colors on this jersey but that chest piping seems unnecessary. Otherwise, I like it a lot. Sports Logo News Link to postlast_img read more

suresh raina prsie irfan pathan | Everyone compares him to Wasim…

first_img-> Raina recalled what Javed Miandad said about Irfan when he was touring Pakistan in 2004. He said bowlers like Irfan can be seen on any street in Pakistan. In response, Patan gave the 2006 Pakistan tour. Pathan proved his strength by winning a hat-trick in a Test against Pakistan.->last_img

Tobacco giant to emerge from $49 billion deal

first_imgLONDON | British American Tobacco will take over Reynolds American Inc. to create the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company that would seek to capitalize on growing demand for electronic cigarettes in the U.S. and traditional ones in developing countries.BAT, which has a greater global footprint and already sells Dunhill, Rothmans and Lucky Strike cigarettes, is interested in Reynolds’ greater market share in the U.S., where use of e-cigarettes is growing fastest.On the other hand, they would be able to market Reynolds’ brands like Newport, Camel and Pall Mall across a range of developing economies, where anti-smoking campaigns are not as strong as in the U.S. and Europe.“This is a big move, that makes a lot of sense for BAT,” said Steve Clayton, a fund manager for financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown. “They already had billions tied up in Reynolds, now they will have billions more, but with full control of the company and its cash flows.”BAT will pay about $49 billion to buy the 57.8 percent of Reynolds’ it doesn’t already own. Reynolds shareholders will receive for each share $29.44 in cash and 0.5260 BAT shares.That values Reynolds, which is based in Winston Salem, North Carolina, at $59.64 per share, or $85 billion in total.“Our combination with Reynolds will benefit from utilizing the best talent from both organizations,” BAT’s chief executive, Nicandro Durante, said in a statement Tuesday. “It will create a stronger, global tobacco and (next generation products) business with direct access for our products across the most attractive markets in the world.”Tobacco companies are particularly keen to expand sales of traditional cigarettes in developing countries to make up for weaker sales in Europe and the U.S. The industry has been grappling with widespread anti-smoking campaigns that have forced companies like BAT and Reynolds to diversify into nicotine replacements and e-cigarettes to meet consumer health concerns.BAT is the larger company of the two. Founded in 1902, it sold 663 billion cigarettes in more than 200 countries in 2015, generating revenue of 13.1 billion pounds ($16 billion). Reynolds shipped 76 billion cigarettes and reported sales of $10.7 billion.BAT employs more than 50,000 people against Reynolds’ 5,700 employees, who are mostly in the U.S.Reynolds traces its roots to 1875, when Richard Joshua Reynolds started a chewing tobacco company in what was then Winston, North Carolina. The company’s links with British American Tobacco date to 2004, when R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. merged with BAT’s Brown & Williamson unit, creating Reynolds American. BAT was left with a 42 percent stake in the new company.The planned merger would create a company likely to overtake Philip Morris International Inc. as the world’s biggest publicly traded tobacco company. But China’s National Tobacco Corp. is bigger than BAT and Reynolds both combined, Euromonitor International data showed.Asian tobacco companies face less public pressure over increasing sales in developing markets, where public health regulation may not be as strict, analysts say.last_img read more

Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player Peter Tork dead at 77

first_img FILE – This June 4, 1967 file photo shows Peter Tork, center, of The Monkees at the 19th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Tork, who rocketed to teen idol fame in 1965 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, of complications related to cancer, according to his son Ivan Iannoli. He was 77. (AP Photo, File) 1 of 3 FILE – This June 4, 1967 file photo shows, from left, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees posing with their Emmy award for best comedy series at the 19th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Tork, who rocketed to teen idol fame in 1965 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, of complications related to cancer, according to his son Ivan Iannoli. He was 77. (AP Photo, File) FILE – This July 6, 1967 file photo shows, from left, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, David Jones and Micky Dolenz of the musical group The Monkees at a news conference at the Warwick Hotel in New York. Tork, who rocketed to teen idol fame in 1965 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, of complications related to cancer, according to his son Ivan Iannoli. He was 77. (AP Photo/Ray Howard, File) LOS ANGELES | Peter Tork, a talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical skills were often overshadowed by his role as the goofy, lovable bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at age 77.Tork’s son Ivan Iannoli told The Associated Press his father died Thursday at the family home in Connecticut of complications from adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands. He had battled the disease since 2009.“Peter’s energy, intelligence, silliness, and curiosity were traits that for decades brought laughter and enjoyment to millions, including those of us closest to him,” his son said in a statement. “Those traits also equipped him well to take on cancer, a condition he met like everything else in his life, with unwavering humor and courage.”Tork, who was often hailed as the band’s best musician, had studied music since childhood. He was accomplished on guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, banjo and other instruments, and Michael Nesmith, the Monkees’ lead guitarist, said Tork was actually the better of the two.He had been playing in small clubs in Los Angeles when a friend and fellow musician, Stephen Stills, told him TV casting directors were looking for “four insane boys” to play members of a struggling rock band.Stills, a member of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, reportedly told Tork he had been rejected because his teeth were ugly. He thought the handsome Tork might fare better.When “The Monkees” debuted in September 1966, Tork and fellow Monkees Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones became overnight teen idols.Producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider modeled the show after the Beatles’ popular musical comedies “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!,” seeking to create a band that would mirror them in cheekiness if not musical talent.In the Monkees iteration, Nesmith was the serious one, Jones the cute one and Dolenz the zany one.Tork said he adopted his “dummy” persona from the way he’d get audiences to engage with him at Greenwich Village folk clubs in the early 1960s.He knew only one member of the Monkees before the show’s debut, Nesmith who had been running “Hoot Nights” at the Troubadour nightclub, where Tork would occasionally perform after moving to L.A.“As I write this my tears are awash, and my heart is broken,” Nesmith posted on his Facebook page Thursday. “PT will be a part of me forever.”During its two-year run “The Monkees” would win an Emmy for outstanding comedy series and the group would land seven songs in Billboard’s Top 10. “I’m a Believer,” ”Daydream Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville,” would reach No. 1.Initially, the Monkees was a band whose members didn’t play their instruments or write many of their songs, something that infuriated both Tork and Nesmith.Tork would tell of going to an early recording session, only to be told dismissively that session musicians were laying down the musical tracks and all the Monkees had to do was sing.“I was a hired hand, and I didn’t quite know that, and I didn’t quite get it,” he told The Associated Press in 2000. “I had fantasies of being more important than it turns out I was.”Eventually he and Nesmith wrested control of the band’s musical fate from Don Kirshner, who had been brought in as the show’s music producer. By the group’s third album, “Headquarters,” the Monkees were playing their instruments and even performed live in Hawaii.After the show concluded in 1968 the band went on a lengthy concert tour that at one point included Jimi Hendrix as the opening act. But music critics had turned on them. They were dismissed as the PreFab Four, a mocking comparison to the Beatles.That and creative differences led Tork to leave soon after the group’s 1968 movie and album “Head.”For several years he struggled financially and creatively, working for a time as a waiter and a schoolteacher.By the mid-1980s, thanks to TV reruns and album reissues, the Monkees gained a new, younger following, and Tork rejoined the others for reunion tours. All four produced a new album, “Justus,” in 1996 featuring them on all of the instrumentals and including songs they had written.In the 1990s Tork also formed the group Shoe Suede Blues and toured and recorded frequently.Later albums included the solo work “Stranger Things Have Happened” and the Shoe Suede Blues albums “Cambria Hotel,” ”Step By Step” and Relax Your Mind.”Tork begged off a Monkees reunion tour with Nesmith and Dolenz just last year to finish “Relax Your Mind.” Jones died in 2012.This story has corrected the spelling of Stephen Stills, and adenoid cystic carcinoma.Associated Press Writer Pat Eaton-Robb in Hartford, Connecticut contributed to this story.last_img read more

Pogba responds to Neymar’s comments about him coming to Barça

first_img And now Pogba has replied: “That Neymar has said that he hopes I go to Barcelona? It is always nice when a great player like him says things like that about you.”  10/04/2016 “With whom would I like to play? With him. He’s a player that would fit in very well at Barcelona.” Pogba, however, who has a contract with Juve until 2019 and has been regularly linked with Barça, didn’t want to open the door to any more speculation than that.  CEST Sport ENcenter_img Asked by La Liga about what player he hasn’t swapped shirts with, Neymar replied: “Paul Pogba. He’s a young player I like a lot and I would love to swap shirts with him.  Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba was grateful for Neymar’s comments about him, with the Barcelona star suggesting he would like to play alongside the French international at Camp Nou.  Upd. at 13:26 Instead, he added in the mixed zone after the win over Milan at the San Siro: “We all want to play with the champions, but I am happy to be at Juventus and focused on winning this league.”last_img read more