The strength of the Dolphins’ 2020 schedule is not irrelevant, but for a team that has reached double-digit wins just once in the last decade and is rebuilding with so many young players, Miami needs to focus on itself more than its 2020 opponents.As for the Dolphins’ 2020 schedule, though, the rough road begins in the division, where the Bills, Jets and even the Tom Brady-less Patriots have better outlooks than that of Miami. The Dolphins likely will steal some wins against division rivals, but their slate outside the AFC East will make a playoff push tough. Simply based on last season’s records, the most winnable game on the Dolphins’ 2020 schedule is a home matchup with the Bengals. If both Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow are healthy and starting for that game, it will go from one of the dullest games on both teams’ schedules to one of the most intriguing quarterback matchups of the 2020 season.Here is a complete breakdown of the Miami Dolphins’ 2020 schedule, including dates and start times for all 16 games and our early prediction.NFL OFFSEASON 2020:Draft grades | Power rankings | Best free agents availableMiami Dolphins schedule 2020WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV1Sept. 13at Patriots1 p.m.CBS2Sept. 20vs. Bills1 p.m.CBS3Sept. 24at Jaguars8:20 p.m.NFLN4Oct. 4vs. Seahawks1 p.m.Fox5Oct. 11at 49ers4:05 p.m.Fox6Oct. 18at Broncos4:05 p.m.CBS7Oct. 25vs. Chargers1 p.m.CBS8Nov. 1vs. Rams1 p.m.Fox9Nov. 8at Cardinals4:25 p.m.CBS10Nov. 15vs. Jets4:05 p.m.CBS11BYE—12Nov. 29at Jets1 p.m.CBS13Dec. 6vs. Bengals1 p.m.CBS14Dec. 13vs. Chiefs1 p.m.CBS15Dec. 20vs. Patriots1 p.m.CBS16Dec. 26 or 27at RaidersTBDTBD17Jan. 3at Bills1 p.m.CBS(For Canadian viewers, each game can be streamed on DAZN.)MORE: Strength of schedule for all 32 teams in 2020Dolphins strength of schedule & predictionAs is the case for all four AFC East teams, based on opponents’ records from last season, the Dolphins’ 2020 schedule is among the toughest in the NFL. Miami’s 2020 opponents went a combined 135-120-1 (.529) last season, placing the Dolphins third in NFL strength of schedule rankings behind the rival Patriots and Jets.Of course, that doesn’t account for the league-wide changes from free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft. And with Brady now out of New England, it’s reasonable to expect the Patriots to be one of the teams on the Dolphins’ schedule that takes a step back this season.Toughest tests: Miami is used to long road trips for away games, but adventures to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Denver and Arizona will be particularly challenging this season with the Dolphins’ division matched up against the AFC and NFC Wests. While the Dolphins are fortunate to draw the Chiefs, Seahawks, Chargers and Rams at home, those are potentially brutal matchups. Biggest breaks: Of those aforementioned long road trips outside of the division, only game against the 49ers pits the Dolphins against a playoff team from last season.Bottom line: Because the Dolphins will depend so much on the rate of Tagovailoa’s development, their outlook for 2020 is among the most unpredictable in the NFL. But if all the young talent in Miami clicks, the schedule is such that the team can make some noise — just not yet in the playoffs.Record prediction: 6-10
With Formula 1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix coming back to Silverstone, it’s deja vu all over again.Last week, F1 made its return to Silverstone, where — surprise, surprise — Lewis Hamilton paced the group and took home another checkered flag, giving him his third straight win on the season and his seventh win at his home GP. But Hamilton’s dominance isn’t the only thing that’s stoking familiar feelings for this Sunday. This week, the circuit is the same but the race is titled differently, with F1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix set to grace Silverstone Circuit once again. The 52-lap sprint could only hope to replicate the drama that we saw in the closing laps of the British GP, with Carlos Sainz, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton all popping tires in the final laps of the race, with Hamilton losing his front left tire and winningMORE: Watch Formula 1 live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)With a second consecutive race coming to Silverstone, this week could provide a bit more excitement, but could feature similar results. Lewis Hamilton’s domination of the circuit should render him the favorite for this weekend once again, meaning the field behind him might be the biggest question mark heading into race.Below is how to watch Sunday’s F1 race in England, including the TV channel and live stream options.What channel is the F1 race on today?Race: 70th Anniversary Grand PrixDate: Sunday, Aug. 9TV channel: ESPNLive stream: Watch ESPN, fuboTVEither ESPN or ESPN2 will broadcast all 2020 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed.All F1 races on ESPN and ESPN2 air commercial-free, and all practice sessions and qualifying air live and in replay across ESPN platforms.In addition, ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2020 F1 races in the U.S.What time does the F1 race start today?Date: Sunday, Aug. 9Start time: 9:10 a.m. ETThe 9:10 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the British Grand Prix will start at 3:10 p.m. local time. ESPN’s broadcast starts five minutes earlier at 9:05 a.m.Because nine of the 12 F1 races currently confirmed on the 2020 schedule will take place in Western Europe, expect similar Formula 1 start times for the next couple months.Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the British Grand Prix.DateEventTimeTV channelFriday, Aug. 7Practice 16 a.m. ETESPN2Friday, Aug. 7Practice 210 a.m. ETESPN2Saturday, Aug. 8 Practice 3 6 a.m. ETESPNSaturday, Aug. 8Qualifying 8 a.m. ETESPNSunday, Aug. 9Pre-race show 8 a.m. ETESPNSunday, Aug. 9Race 9:10 a.m. ETESPNPlease note, these are start of the event times. ESPN’s brodcasting schedule begins five minutes earlier.Formula 1 live stream for British Grand PrixFor those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that carry ESPN — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.fuboTV (free trial)SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)AT&T NowFor those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2020 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.Formula 1 schedule 2020F1 in July released an update to what is now a 13-race schedule that runs through at least the end of October, though the organization hopes run to a total of 15-18 races before the season ends in December. “We currently expect the opening races to be closed events, but hope fans will be able to join our events again when it is safe to do so,” F1 said in June. “The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number one, with Formula 1 and the FIA having a robust and detailed plan to ensure our races maintain the highest level of safety with strict procedures in place.”Below is the current confirmed Formula 1 schedule for 2020.DateRaceCourseStart timeTV channelWinnerJuly 5Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9:10 a.m.ESPNValtteri BoltasJuly 12Styrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonJuly 19Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonAug. 2British Grand PrixSilverstone9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonAug. 970th Anniversary Grand PrixSilverstone9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDAug. 16Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Catalunya9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDAug. 30Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 6Italian Grand PrixMonza9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 13Tuscan Ferrari 1000 Grand PrixMugello9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 27Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrom7:10 a.m.ESPNTBDOct. 11Eifel Grand PrixNurburgringTBDESPNTBDOct. 25Portuguese Grand PrixAlgarve International Circuit TBDESPNTBDNov. 1Emilia Romagna Grand PrixAutodromo Enzo e Dino FerrariTBDESPNTBDSN’s Tadd Haislop contributed to this story.
By John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – For the community at large, hunger can be silent, unseen, but still very much a part of the community. But it is very much something that affects lives and has to be addressed.So found out Keith and Suzanne Dice, a young Middletown couple who have been taking steps to deal with hunger and food insecurity establishing a program they call the Backpack Crew.The couple has been working as a ministry of the United Methodist Church, 247 Broad St., Red Bank, with the church’s support and assistance.The Backpack Crew currently fills 25 packs with mostly non-perishable, nutritious foodstuffs (plus some durable fruits and vegetables), delivering them to an unidentified township primary school. The idea, they explained, is to make available the food for the weekend for students enrolled in the free and reduced cost lunch program and their families, to ensure they have enough to carry them through when the kids are not in school.The couple declined to identify the school to preserve the families’ confidentiality.The idea arose when the Dices were talking to a family friend, who teaches at the school, who told them about families still struggling a year after Sandy. Starting the program in Oct. 2013 they were quickly struck by how prevalent the problem is in their suburban area. They modeled their program on one established in North Carolina.“The face of a hungry person is not what most people would picture,” Suzanne said.“First of all we couldn’t believe it was here in our area,” Keith acknowledged. “It surprised me and once we found out about it we knew something had to be done.“Originally we said if no one was willing to do this we’ll do it ourselves,” Keith continued.Suzanne and Keith each week bring the backpacks, which are numbered, to the school, with the school nurse distributing them to the children on a Friday, with the kids returning the packs on a Monday, the Dices explained.Keith and Suzanne approached their church leaders about coordinating their efforts, getting assistance in collecting food. “We couldn’t do it without the church’s help and support,” Suzanne said.Church representatives have recently dedicated a room at the church to store the collected food centralize the program.Suzanne and Keith have also set up some food collection boxes in Middletown and Atlantic Highlands to add to what is available for distribution.Hunger in the abstract is an insurmountable problem, of course. But the Dices believe that with many making small steps it can be solved.“We can’t eradicate hunger ourselves,” Suzanne acknowledged. “But we would be more than happy to help start up our program elsewhere.”“I truly believe there is enough food to go around,” she continued. “It’s about connecting people to the food.”Keith and Suzanne don’t have any direct contact with the children and families who get the backpacks and food. But they do get notes families leave in the packs, offering their thanks for what the couple’s efforts mean to them.“That makes it all worthwhile,” Suzanne acknowledged.For more information about the Backpack Crew or to offer support, visit www.backpackcrew.com; www.facebook.com/thebackpackcrew.Contact John Burton at JBurton@tworivertimes.com or at 732-219-5788.
By The Nelson Daily SportsThe West Kootenay High School Cross Country tour resumes today in New Denver as the Lucerne Lakers play host to the fourth stop on the circuit.Today’s stop is the final race of the season before the West Kootenay Championships next week in Salmo. Participants, from Grades 7 to 12, from schools throughout the West Kootenay have been locked in races in preparation for the provincials next month.Races have been held in Kaslo, South Slocan, which was hosted by Mount Sentinel and Nelson before the next stop in New Denver.L.V. Roger’s runner Andrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot won the first two races of the high school season.The West Kootenay Championships go October 20th in Salmo with the top runners advancing to the East/West Kootenay Finals October 27th at the Camp Busk Cross Country Trails near Apex.The B.C. High School Cross Country Championships go November 6th at Oak Bay in Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mount Sentinel Wildcats concluded the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Selkirk College in Castlegar on a winning note to finish seventh overall in the 16-team field.The Wildcats outlasted Duncan Christian 2-1 (22-25, 25-19, 11-15) in the best-of-three match to capture the match Saturday afternoon in Castlegar.Earlier in the day, Mount Sentinel lost 2-1 (22-25, 25-19, 15-9) to Kelowna Christian, a team the Cats defeated during the round robin draw.“Seventh sometimes is great, but our performance was very inconsistent,” said Mount Sentinel coach Joe Moreira, who once again dodged rumours of retirement.“For example on Thursday, I thought our performance mirrored our preparation — play your role, trust your teammates, compete to score points.“We repeated the same performance on Friday in the quarterfinal against White Rock Christian,” Moreira added. “The loss was disappointing but the effort and energy we displayed was not.”“Saturday was not the finish I had hoped for. In the match against Kelowna Christian we played to avoid losing and of course we lost. In the 7/8th match although we won it was not an inspiring win; we limped to the finish line.”Immaculata of Kelowna defeated Richmond Christian in four games to repeat as provincial champions Saturday evening.Immaculata won the best-of-five final by scores of 25-17, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23. “It’s the second straight title with a few seconds and third in the last five years for (Immaculata),” Moreira explained.“They have had a great run.”“Immaculata has a very special player (MOP – Natalie Livingston),” he added.“In athletic terms she really has the total package; great personal skills and a huge capacity to bring out the best I her teammates.”White Rock Christian Academy defeated Credo Christian of Langley 22-25, 25-19, 11-15 to capture the bronze medal.Mount Sentinel has won the provincial title four times in school history — the last time in 2007 when the school boasted both the provincial volleyball and basketball titles.The last time Mount Sentinel hosted the tournament was in 2012 when the Wildcats edged out White Rock Christian for the bronze medal.The Wildcats finished third last season in Kelowna — the school’s tenth bronze medal.As for those retirement rumours, Moreira, who has been at the helm of the varsity girl’s volleyball team at Mount Sentinel for decades, said he likes his job so why would he want to leave.“I keep on being retired, yet I have no plans to retire,” he said.“I love what I do at Mt Sentinel, including teaching and coaching. My plans currently include going to school on Monday and caring on and returning next season.”Kootenay Champ Fernie Falcons placed sixth overall.See full results at Mount Sentinel School website.
Two programs in the city of Fort St. John have been focusing on increasing the awareness and inclusivity of immigrant and newcomer populations.The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program – Knowledge Development and Exchange Project is the first project that ran for six months and included residents and businesses from the city to participate and exchange information.Danielle Armstrong, executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Fort St. John, says she found the number of people who developed a better understanding of the challenges facing immigrant populations was notable.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=3008|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c059143a08bb403b8c73eb87180584e4-Armstrong Clip 1_1_Pub.mp3] Armstrong says they had around 70 people from various businesses, non-profit organizations, and people from the community attend a conference in May that included speakers from across the country. The conference also included workshops designed for immigrants and newcomers about accessing community services.What developed out of the conference, she says, was that people are interested in having a community plan with tangible ideas on making the city more inclusive.Advertisement The report from the six-month knowledge exchange program can be viewed below. The immigrant population including non-Canadians, non permanent residents, newcomers, and immigrants in Fort St. John is approximately eight per cent according to the 2006 community profile, she says.The second project is an 18-month Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces program running until May, 2011 involving community events that incorporate multiculturalism, such as the World Fair.Armstrong says there is a planning table with representatives from various organizations in which residents can also participate.Anyone interested in being a part of the planning table can contact Leslie Oliver from S.U.C.C.E.S.S at 250-785-5323.Advertisement
As the struggle continues to attract more doctors to Fort St. John, we have confirmation one already practicing in the community has been named among the winners of this year’s Awards of Excellence in Rural Medicine.Doctor William Watt of the Fort St. John Medical Clinic was one of eight B.C. physicians recently recognized at the Rural Emergency Continuum of Care Conference in Penticton for accomplishments and contributions to rural medicine.More specifically, Dr. Watt was one of five honoured for their outstanding service, their facilitation of best clinical practices, their role as community opinion leaders, and their personal and professional excellence in rural medicine.- Advertisement -Dr. Watt has been practicing in Fort St. John for more than 30 years.“Willie is not only an opinion leader but a person of action,” Dr. Paul Mackey said in his nomination of Dr. Watt.“During the ongoing very acute crisis of physician supply in Fort St John, he has devoted every Saturday morning to participating on the Short Term Health Solutions committee chaired by MLA Pat Pimm. Physician, nurse, pharmacist, and other healthcare colleagues have enormous respect for him and over two thousand patients trust and rely on him.”Advertisement Dr. Watt’s wife, Jo, runs the Watt School of Irish Dance for local dancers in Fort St. John.Meantime, the community, medical profession, and provincial leaders are working to address Fort St. John’s medical service deficiencies and are preparing for another meeting next month.Steven Brown, the provincial Deputy Minister of Health, will be here in Fort St. John July 8 to meet with local doctors and Northern Health officials.
0Shares0000Manchester United’s Paul Pogba (L) celebrates scoring their third goal during their match against Newcastle at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 18, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Paul Pogba has called on Manchester United to “wake up” after a third straight draw over the Christmas period saw them slip behind Chelsea in the Premier League table.Draws against Leicester and Burnley either side of Christmas severely undermined United’s status as challengers to Manchester City and Saturday’s 0-0 stalemate at home to Southampton means they are now third in the standings, 14 points adrift of City. The problems are mounting for manager Jose Mourinho, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee problem keeping him out for a month and Romelu Lukaku taken off on a stretcher after a nasty clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt.United may also be expecting contact from the Football Association after footage emerged of Ashley Young apparently elbowing Dusan Tadic in the stomach.Everton await on New Year’s Day and Pogba has demanded better from his side, despite the short turnaround.“We didn’t lose but we have to wake up, bounce back and get back to winning,” the Frenchman told MUTV, United’s in-house TV channel.“We drew again. Three draws we have to win, something has to change and we have to change to win.“It’s only one day and then we have to play against Everton — that’s football. Tomorrow’s another day and we have to go out there and win.”On the mid-match injury to top-scorer Lukaku, Pogba said: “When we have Romelu, he makes it difficult for defenders and creates so much space as well. He’s a big miss for us but we have the team to fill the gap of Romelu.”Medical staff took every precaution in treating a potentially concerning head injury, placing the Belgian on a stretcher and fitting an oxygen mask.By full-time Mourinho was confident the worst-case scenarios had been ruled out and was instead predicting a two-match lay-off for the forward.As for Young, who has been one of United’s most consistent performers this season, the possibility of a three-match ban lingers.That is the tariff handed to Burnley defender James Tarkowski earlier this month after he admitted a charge of violent conduct for elbowing Brighton striker Glenn Murray.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Liverpool midfielder James Milner netted the late winner against Leicester © AFP / Paul ELLISLondon, United Kingdom, Oct 5 – James Milner scored a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Leicester, while Mauricio Pochettino’s problems mounted after Tottenham’s heavy loss at Brighton on Saturday.Liverpool won for the 17th consecutive league game thanks to Milner’s dramatic contribution to a thrilling clash at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side ruined Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers’ first return to Liverpool since being replaced by the German in 2015.By extending their remarkable winning streak, Liverpool have piled pressure on second-placed Manchester City ahead of their home game against Wolves on Sunday.“It was a super game. We upped the tempo. The football we played was so important,” Klopp said.“Without luck we cannot win the amount of games we have won, but over the 90 minutes we deserved it. James Milner held his nerve and that was superb.”Liverpool took the lead in the 40th minute when Milner’s long ball was misjudged by Leicester defender Jonny Evans and Sadio Mane clinically slotted in his eighth goal of the season.Mane has scored exactly 50 goals in 100 Premier League games for Liverpool, making the Senegal winger the 10th player to reach that milestone for the Reds.James Maddison snatched third-placed Leicester’s equaliser in the 80th minute when he collected Ayoze Perez’s pass and drove his shot under Adrian’s weak attempted save.But five minutes into stoppage time, Marc Albrighton took the ball away from his own goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and then clipped Mane, with Milner converting the penalty after a VAR review.– Spurs’ woes deepen –At the Amex Stadium, Tottenham’s crisis deepened as they turned in a desperate performance to lose 3-0, while Hugo Lloris suffered a serious arm injury after another howler.Tottenham keeper Lloris dropped the ball on the goal line and hurt himself in the process in only the third minute, allowing Neal Maupay to open the scoring.It only got worse after that as Aaron Connolly’s double gave the impressive Seagulls a deserved three points.It ranked as one of the worst performances of Pochettino’s reign and, following on from Tuesday’s 7-2 Champions League humiliation to Bayern Munich, the dark clouds are mounting over the club.Mauricio Pochettino is feeling the heat at struggling Tottenham © AFP / Glyn KIRKPochettino was forced to emphasise his commitment to Tottenham this week amid speculation he has grown distant from a squad distracted by several players who have been linked with moves.“We have to keep going. I have to say thank you for the fans. I feel sorry for them,” Pochettino said.“Now you cannot find any words to console them and our players because I think we are living a tough moment.”Last season’s Champions League finalists have won just three of their opening 11 games of the campaign and are without an away league win in 10 games dating back to January.– Everton woe –Everton manager Marco Silva is also under increasing pressure following a 1-0 defeat at Burnley that left his team fourth from bottom.Jeff Hendrick got Burnley’s 72nd-minute winner after Everton had right-back Seamus Coleman sent off early in the second half for a crude lunge on Dwight McNeil.Aston Villa’s 5-1 demolition of Norwich was given a royal seal of approval with Villa fan Prince William in attendance with wife Kate and his young family at Carrow Road.Dean Smith’s side took a 14th-minute lead through Wesley and the Brazilian forward struck again for his fourth goal of the season in the 30th minute.Wesley wasted a chance to complete his hat-trick when his penalty was saved by Michael McGovern.Jack Grealish, Conor Hourihane and Douglas Luiz completed Villa’s biggest away Premier League win for 11 years.“I will put a call in to see if we can get them on the coach next game,” Smith joked of the royal visitors.Crystal Palace climbed to fourth place with a VAR-assisted 2-1 victory at West Ham.Sebastien Haller opened the scoring, but Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt equalised with a penalty before Jordan Ayew’s close-range winner in the 87th minute survived a lengthy VAR review for offside.Watford remain bottom after a goalless draw with Sheffield United.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has claimed Diego Costa mentally dominated Arsenal’s defence during their 1-0 win over Arsenal.The Spain striker’s first-half goal was all it took for the Blues to run out winners at the Emirates, who were playing against ten men for most of the game after Per Mertesacker was sent off.German defender Mertesacker took down Costa with just 18 minutes gone and was deemed the last man, and Ivanovic believes his 27-year-old team-mate was key to Chelsea’s victory.He said: “Today Diego Costa was dominant mentally against the Arsenal defenders because every time he made a difference they started provoking him and, when they started kicking him, he was calm, which is good.“And he always wanted to provoke them. It’s part of Diego’s game, he is always playing this way and if you take that away from Diego he is not the same player.“He’s very smart on the pitch and always knows where the limit is. He provokes but he always stays calm and for us he’s very important.”