Titans to retire Steve McNair, Eddie George uniform numbers

first_imgThe team also held a ceremony at Saint Thomas Sports Park after minicamp on Wednesday, which George was in attendance for, according to the Tennessean .Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! #Salute27The #Titans will retire Eddie George’s No. 27. pic.twitter.com/eZyYyYHc7U— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) June 12, 2019The #Titans will retire Steve McNair’s No. 9. #Retire9 pic.twitter.com/4KZF83AmzM— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) June 12, 2019“Steve and Eddie will be forever linked as two of the driving forces for our team in the late 90’s and early 2000’s,” Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a release. Related News “They were the heart and soul of the team and each made the other a better player and ultimately led to a great deal of team success. Their statistics will forever live in our record books, but their play and sacrifice is what our fans will always remember. For that and all that they have done for our team, the number 9 and 27 will be retired with the all-time franchise greats.”McNair and George join Jim Norton, Elvin Bethea, Earl Campbell, Mike Munchak, Bruce Matthews and Warren Moon in having their numbers retired by the franchise. Jadeveon Clowney still not close on a deal with Texans Bears waive Chris Blewitt, leaving number of kickers at 2center_img Steve McNair and Eddie George defined an era in Tennessee as teammates from 1996-2003, and now the duo will go down in the team’s history.The Titans on Wednesday announced they will retire their respective No. 9 and No. 27 jerseys in a ceremony during the team’s Sept. 15 home opener against the Colts. McNair was selected by the then-Houston Oilers with the third overall pick of the 1995 draft and amassed the most wins of any quarterback in the team’s history over his 11-year career. He also had a brief stint with the Ravens before retiring in 2008. The All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl selection was shot to death in Nashville in July 2009 at the age of 36.George, 45, was the 14th overall pick out of Ohio State the following year after winning the Heisman Trophy and went on to become the franchise’s all-time leader in career rushing yards. The All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl selection is also the only running back in NFL history to have 300 or more carries for eight straight seasons. George retired in 2004 after spending the final season of his career with the Cowboys.last_img read more

Hall of Fame trainer banned from Santa Anita after 30th horse dies

first_imgThe grim statistics at Santa Anita Park continue to grow.According to The Associated Press, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been banned by the ownership of the Southern California racetrack after a fourth horse from his stable died. A 4-year-old gelding was hurt Saturday while exercising on the training track and later had to be euthanized. It was the first death of the meet on the training track, which isn’t used for racing, the report noted.The death marks the 30th at Santa Anita in seven months.The Stronach Group, which owns the track, said in a statement that the 73-year-old Hollendorfer “is no longer welcome to stable, race or train his horses at any of our facilities.”Furthermore, the track’s stewards scratched four horses trained by Hollendorfer that had been entered to run on Saturday and Sunday. The move came on the advice of a special panel that reviewed horses’ medical, training and racing history.”I’m training over 100 horses right now,” Hollendorfer told the Daily Racing Form. “Santa Anita didn’t want me stay on the grounds. My opinion was that was a premature thing to do. I thought it was extreme. Now I have to step away for a while.”It remains unclear if Hollendorfer, who has three wins in the Breeders’ Cup, will race at other tracks not owned by The Stronach Group. Santa Anita had closed for racing for three weeks in March after the deaths of the first 22 horses. Two days after racing resumed, a 23rd horse died March 31.The deaths also prompted investigations by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and the California Horse Racing Board.After six weeks without a death, seven fatalities have occurred since May 17.last_img read more

Rockets’ Russell Westbrook acknowledges need for ‘sacrifice’ in Houston, gives health update

first_img Kendrick Perkins blasts Steve Kerr for criticizing Anthony Davis’ trade to Lakers “To be able to win something, you have to be able to sacrifice some parts of your game and we both understand that,” Westbrook continued. “We both understand that we have one common goal and that’s to win a championship.”I don’t have to touch the ball to impact the game… I can do other things on the floor to make sure we have a better chance of winning.”Westbrook and Harden both like to have the ball a lot. The duo are the only players in NBA history to exceed 40.0 in usage percentage, and now they’ll have to share a backcourt. They last played together in 2012-13, before Harden was traded to the Rockets. Since then, both have been named MVP (Westbrook in 2016-17). Regardless, Westbrook is confident the two will can work well together.”We play great off the ball with each other. We’ve done it in OKC,” Westbrook said.Westbrook elaborated on what else he brings to the table, besides orchestrating an offense.”I think I can be able to help a lot on the rebounding end, and switching and finding a way to get into the passing lanes. Maybe throw a few lobs to James if he’s still got it. Figuring out a way to be able to just impact and use my athleticism.”He also addressed his health, as he underwent a procedure on his right knee in May. He assured reporters he is on track to play in camp.”I’ll be ready to go by training camp,” Westbrook said. “I’m doing great. Taking my time. Resting as much as I can, because we’re gon’ go after it at the start of the season and I’ll be ready to go.” Westbrook, 30, averaged a triple-double for the third consecutive season in 2018-19, but he admits the path to success with a new team might require a different approach. Especially playing alongside his longtime friend and former teammate James Harden, who was named the NBA’s MVP in 2017-18.”Me and James have been friends for many, many years, since I was 10 actually,” Westbrook said, alluding to when the two played youth basketball in the Los Angeles area growing up. Related News Clippers, Steve Ballmer unveil plan for potential multi-billion dollar, privately funded arenacenter_img All in all, Westbrook appears like he’s prepared for the next chapter.”I think it’s a great opportunity to be able to bring a championship here to Houston,” he said. “An opportunity to do great things, have some fun and I’m excited for it.” Russell Westbrook was introduced to the city of Houston on Friday and had plenty to say about his new situation at an introductory press conference.The Rockets guard was traded by the Thunder earlier this month in a deal that sent future draft picks, pick swaps and Chris Paul to Oklahoma City. Now he’ll form half of what’s arguably the NBA’s most dynamic backcourt. last_img read more

NFL news and notes: Tyreek Hill has injury scare; QB competitions heating up

first_imgAs training camp gets more competitive, so does vying for positions, and some players are getting a jump on their season by bringing their best moves early on.But with that comes the risk of injury, something no team wants to experience before the first game of the year when their hopes are still high. . @ochocinco isn’t asking for much 🤣 pic.twitter.com/7Uqq2Rhzne— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) July 30, 2019 A.J. Green injury update: Bengals receiver (ankle) has ‘minor procedure’ Ezekiel Elliott contract rumors: Negotiations progressing, Cowboys could make him highest-paid RB Three things that matterIs the Fitzmagic back?The quarterback competition is heating up in Miami, and Ryan Fitzpatrick appears to be honing in on the starting role as Dolphins coach Brian Flores noted the veteran has the edge over second-year signal-caller Josh Rosen. “From a quarterback standpoint, it’s pretty clear to me that Ryan Fitzpatrick is leading the way,” Flores said Tuesday,  via the Miami Herald . “He’s been more productive. At the end of the day, that’s what it comes down to.” Related News Fitzpatrick had a hot streak with the Buccaneers last season as he filled in admirably for the suspended Jameis Winston, finishing with 2,366 passing yards for 17 touchdowns with 12 interceptions in seven starts, and apparently he still has plenty of gas left in the tank.Andrew Luck dealing with calf strainGiven his injury history, it’s somewhat concerning the Colts quarterback experienced no improvement “pain-wise” with his calf injury suffered this spring.”I did a disservice to myself by saying I’d be ready,” Luck said Tuesday,  per CBS Sports . “Its a calf strain. I say lower leg because I feel pain at my ankle.”Nonetheless, Colts coach Frank Reich is optimistic Luck would be available if the team had a regular-season game Sunday. But that doesn’t mean the team won’t continue to exercise caution with his health. Reich added Luck will likely miss the next two practices and sit out the Colts’ preseason opener against the Bills, though he reiterated the plan was to sit him anyway.Eli Manning appears to be Giants’ manIt was unlikely that rookie quarterback Daniel Jones would start over the experiened veteran, but Giants coach Pat Shurmur clarified the sixth-overall draft pick hasn’t taken a snap with the first-team offense yet. However, Shurmur preached patience as he hinted Jones would get his reps in eventually.”We have a plan for how this is all going to play out,” Shurmur said. “Just let it unfold for you.”Despite his inconsistencies in 2018 as the Giants finished 5-11, it appears the Giants are willing to give Manning one more chance before moving on from the 38-year-old. Two things that don’t matter Julio Jones won’t play preseason games The Falcons wide receiver is entering his ninth season in the league, so he doesn’t feel the need to risk injury by playing in preseason games that don’t count. “I’m not playing preseason. I’m a veteran, I’ve been doing this. I don’t need preseason to get ready,” Jones told reporters Tuesday. The holdout isn’t surprising for Jones considering he didn’t play in any preseason games last year and appeared in just one the previous season. Tyreek Hill suffered bruised quad The Chiefs wide receiver limped off the field at practice Tuesday and was taken away by a cart after he was hit by cornerback Bashaud Breeland, though it was later reported he suffered a quad bruise and seems to have avoided serious injury. Tyreek Hill limps to the sideline and is carted off the field. Assuming he is done for the day. #chiefs #trainingcamp @SJNPSports @newspressnow pic.twitter.com/qqNl1210gG— Zach Fisher (@NPNowFisher) July 30, 2019 It’s unclear if Hill will be sidelined this week or beyond, but considering the Bengals recently lost star A.J. Green for up to eight weeks with an ankle injury, it’s safe to assume the Chiefs will be careful. One video you have to see In honor of launching his new documentary series called “Peyton’s Places” on ESPN+, former quarterback Peyton Manning lobbed a football to Cris Carter … from the top of a building in New York City. Peyton Manning launched a football-themed documentary series on ESPN+ Stream now here: https://t.co/AC0xTHzfXv pic.twitter.com/L6hMuy2Skk— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 30, 2019 Tuesday tweet of the day Chad Johnson, who last played with the Patriots in 2011, wants teams experiencing injury troubles to know his services are available.  Redskins to sign Donald Penn amid Trent Williams’ holdout, report sayslast_img read more

Leotar defeated Borac

first_imgIn the last match of 19th round of BiH Basketball Premier League, Leotar defeated Borac with 73:62.After first quarter, Leotar led with 16:12 and continued with the good play and in the last ten minutes of the match Leotar led with 60:48, but the match ended with the result 73:62 for Leotar.The most efficient player of Leotar was Šakotić with 15 points, and the most efficient player for Borac was Pavlović with 15 pointsLeotar is placed sixth, while the Borac is 9th. The first team is Mladost, followed by Čapljina and Bosna.last_img read more

Fans of Nets cheered with the song ”Bosnom behar probeharao”

first_imgMirza Teletović is improving his performance at matches of Nets, and on the last match when he played an enthusiastic group of Bosnian fans, seated on the first level, who came out to see their countryman Mirza Teletović and started singing ”Bosnom Behar Probeharao” for Teletović at the Palace at the Brooklyn vs. Pistons game in Detroit 18 March.Teletović, the Nets forward delighted his cheering section by making all four of his shots while scoring nine points. He also grabbed six rebounds and played for over 23 minutes.last_img read more

Juninho: Pjanic is the Best Free-Kick Taker on the World

first_imgLegendary Juninho Pernambucano is probably the best free-kick taker in the history. He scored 44 of 100 goals for Lyon from a free kick, and a total of 75 during his career. The Brazilian said for L’Equipe that Miralem Pjanic is the best free-kick taker today.“It’s difficult to compare him to me, because I don’t like talking about myself too much, but Mire has incredible quality. He’s maybe the best free-kick taker in the world today. No I’m sure of it – he is the best,” said this 40-year-old Brazilian.“He’s very efficient and above all consistent. That’s the most difficult part. He has a lot of variation in his strikes. He’s able to shoot in different ways depending on the distance. I imagine he’s working a huge amount. I said to him at the time that repetition of the action was the most important thing in order to become a great free-kick taker. It’s tiring but it’s really the most important part,” said Juninho, who hung up his shoes last year, and reminded himself how Pjanic learned from him.“Mire was always interested in my shooting technique on free-kicks and by that exercise in particular. Unfortunately we didn’t rub shoulders with each other for very long because I left one year after he arrived from Metz in 2008. He always stayed with me after training for free-kick practice. We discussed things a lot,” said Juninho.This season, Pjanic scored 4 goals from free kicks, three in Serie A and one in the Champions League.(Source: klix.ba, espnfc.com)last_img read more

Mesud Pezer to fight for a Medal at the European Championship in Berlin

first_imgThe finals in shot pot at the European Championship in Athletics is scheduled for tonight, and Mesud Pezer will represent BiH.Pezer threw the ball for 20.16 meters during yesterday’s qualifiers, and thus he was ranked as fifth in the finals.This qualifying result gives a hope to Pezer that he can win a medal tonight.The finals will start at 8:33 p.m. and the favourite is David Storl.Besides Storl, Michal Haratyuk from Poland, Stipe Zunic from Croatia and Makim Afonin from Russia are also hoping for medal.Besides them and Pezer, in the finals will also perform Aleksej Nihjapar from Belarus, Nikolas Skarvelis from Greece, Konrad Bukowiecki from Poland, Tomas Stanek from the Czech Republic, Bob Bertems from Luxembourg, Jakub Szyszkowski from Poland and Francisco Belo from Portugal.(Source: E. B./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Countryside Motors to raise money for American Cancer Society this Saturday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Saturday Nov. 16, Countryside Motors, in conjunction with General Motors, will conduct a special day of fundraising!With every new GM test drive a $10 donation will be made to the American Cancer Society in support of Breast Cancer awareness, as part of the Chevrolet Making Strides Campaign. People who come out to Countryside Motors on Saturday and test drive any Chevrolet or Buick, or test ride any Polaris ATV or UTV or test one of the Hustler Turf products a donation will be given.It will be a great day to learn about all the new products and provide an opportunity to raise money for a great cause by simply test driving a new car or truck!  Countryside Motor sales representatives will be at the store from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at its business in Wellington just four miles west of I-35 on U.S. 160.last_img read more

Oxford boys stun Udall, makes SCBL into a three-way race

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ever so often people are reminded why they love sports.The Oxford boys pulled off an upset Tuesday night that shook the hierarchy order of the South-Central Border League boys basketball standings. Oxford knocked off Udall, 39-37, on the road.Udall came in as the No. 7 ranked team in Class 1A-Div. I according to the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll.And much like K-State Wildcat fans stormed the court on Monday night after the big upset win over the Jayhawks, so did the Oxford Wildcat fans on Tuesday night. Was it “Wildcat Week?”  “What a great high school basketball game and a great atmosphere,” Green said. “Udall was 14-1 and has a quality basketball team.”Oxford went into the hole early, trailing 10-2 after one quarter. But in the second, Oxford outscored Udall 13-10 and trailed 20-15 with renewed energy going into halftime.In the third quarter, Udall upped the lead back to eight and led 32-24 going into the final frame.But Oxford controlled the tempo thereafter.“We got after it on that end and really took them out of their spread dribble drive and forced them into some bad shots,” Green said.With 9.1 seconds to play, Oxford’s Timmie Catlin got fouled after breaking the press. He missed the free throw but Oxford made the stop on the other end to secure the two-point win.“This is one of the best defensive teams I’ve had in my time here and this game was won on the defensive end of the floor,” Green said. “This was a total team win for us.”Catlin led Oxford with 13. Other scorers include: Derek Williams with 10, Dexter Norris 6, Carson Crain 2, Tyler Eckstein 3, and Kurt Sloan 2.Udall’s scorers include: Perez 15, Weber 1, Martin 14, Williams 5, Welshans 2.Oxford was 7 of 14 from the free throw line and won without hitting a 3-pointer. Udall had seven treys.The Wildcats, 9-5 overall, have moved into a tie in the loss column with Udall in the SCBL race. Udall is 6-1 and Oxford is 4-1. West Elk is leading at 5-0.Of course, sub-state tournament positioning is the primary focus of a basketball coach. Green said Oxford could finish 14-6 or 15-5 which would land it as a No. 4 seed in a loaded sub-state out east that features Oswego, West Elk and the always loaded Pitt Colgan.Oxford travels to 2-14 (0-7) to Central on Friday.“We are on an NBA like schedule- three games this week, three games next week,” Green said.•••••In girls action, Udall beat Oxford 50-44.Oxford led 13-7 at the end of the first quarter but Udall outscored the Wildcats 19-1 in the second quarter and never trailed thereafter.Scoring for Oxford were: Payne 21, Perez 2, Metz 16, Whitlock 4, Lawrenz 1. Udall was led by Bracheric with 20. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down siranch 1p · 339 weeks ago Colter Silhan 4pts for the Wildcats 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 339 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Common sense · 339 weeks ago Controlled the temple? Report Reply 0 replies · active 339 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down siranch 1p · 339 weeks ago My bad, 2pts for Silhan. This was a great game for our guys, our school, and our community! Report Reply 0 replies · active 339 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Froggy44 · 338 weeks ago Oxford played a great game that night. Glad I was there to witness a well deserved victory and the place went explosive after the win at the end !! Oxford has lost to Udall in alot of close games the last few years and it is nice to see the underdog finally win and play to there potential !! And be so humble and show great sportsmanship !! Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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