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Messer issues statement regarding death of Edwin Jackson

first_imgWashingon D.C. —  Republican U.S. Congressman Luke Messer issued the following statement today on the deaths of Colts player Edwin Jackson and Jeffrey Monroe.“Our prayers continue for Edwin Jackson, Jeffrey Monroe, their friends and family, and the entire Colts organization,” Messer said. “I echo the President’s concern that it’s long past time to deal with illegal immigration in this country. Clearly, the suspect in this case should not have been in the country, and this tragedy is yet another result of our broken immigration system. I have consistently advocated for stronger border security and am committed to working with President Trump to solve this issue.”Yesterday, Messer tweeted his condolences to the family and friends of Jackson, as well as the Colts organization.last_img read more

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Royals at Dodgers: Saturday game time, TV channels and starting pitchers

first_imgTHE PITCHERSDODGERS RHP BRANDON McCARTHY (6-3, 3.25 ERA)Vs. Royals: 3-2, 4.05 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 8-2, 3.87 ERAHates to face: Alex Gordon, 6 for 14 (.429), 1 double Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ROYALS at DODGERSWhen: Saturday, 4:15 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: Fox/11center_img Loves to face: Salvador Perez, 0 for 6ROYALS RHP IAN KENNEDY (3-6, 4.44 ERA)Vs. Dodgers: 5-9, 4.31 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 2-5, 3.75 ERAHates to face: Justin Turner, 8 for 16 (.500), 4 doublesLoves to face: Yasiel Puig, 8 for 24 (.167), 8 strikeouts— Bill Plunkettlast_img read more

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Overtime

first_img:10 Neal…Neal…Hey Bill Neal! What Man!! You’re wanted on the phone. Can’t talk now I am busy, tell’ um I’ll call’ um back later. Naw man you better get this now it sounds real important. Look man I don’t care who it is, I am busy. Ok. but he says his name is Judge… Judge who? Wait hold on… says he’s Judge Dwayne Woodruff, used to play for the Steelers!!! Oops, my bad…hello Your Honor, Bill Neal at your service. Oh that, well what I meant was Serena could stand to drop a few lb’s that’s all. Yeah, I know she’s won Wimbledon “5 Times” and Doubles “5 Times” too but don’t you think she would be even greater if she was a little smaller? Ok, ok, ok, tell your wife Joy and all her friends at the Salon I take it back. Oh, and for “Sweetie” and Marsha, Carla, Bev, Kathy, Janet, Karen and the other “99” people that called to give me “What for” I am sorry I said it. And I take it back…(but at least let me ask just one question. Has anybody seen Serena Williams and LeBron James in the same place at the same time ???—I’m just saying!) :09 The 4th of July has come and gone, summer is in full effect, the sound of the Temptations and the greatest R & B singer of all time…David Ruffin…screaming “Ain’t to Proud to Beg” takes you back to a better time of care free living. And to top it off the home run derby and baseball All-Star game are here. Play ball!!!:08 So you think Steve Nash won’t be the difference with the Lakers? Just wait, just wait! And heaven help you all if Dwight Howard has the smarts to come to Showtime c’mon man!:07 Your Pittsburgh Steelers go to camp in about 4 weeks…let’s get it on!:06 Mighty funny nothing else has been said about Lance Armstrong and his alleged steroid use. Told ya!!:05 Don’t look now Pittsburgh but you have a real baseball team again. Your Pirates are “11” games over 500 at the All-Star break; And Andrew McCutchen is the best player in baseball. All that said you still won’t go to a game…now that’s messed up!:04 The greatly anticipated “The Dream Team” premiered on NBA TV last week. The the scenes and on the court story of the USA Olympic Basketball Team. AKA the greatest team ever assembled. The moment in time stood up to be sure but the 90 minute documentary fell short. Not enough Jordan, not enough game film and clearly not enough behind the scene…if you know what I mean! I give it 2 1/2 basketballs.:03 And by the way the latest Spiderman movie is the best one yet I give it 3 basketballs. C’mon you know I don’t give many 4’s. The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Magnificent Seven, American Gangster…only a few! And yes you did go see Spiderman, stop lying…you probably went alone so your girl wouldn’t laugh at you but you know you went…it’s what guys do!:02 “Get Ready To Get Ready” The next to the last Old School Par-Tay is coming at ya at the 3 Lakes Golf Club July 27 starring the amazing Sandy Green and Her Guys. Now you know you got there late last time and had to stand up with that sold-out crowd. Don’t let it happen again. First Come—First Seat. Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime at 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Free Parking—Cash Bar—Cash Kitchen—50/50—The Soul Pitt Magazine & Pittsburgh Courier on hand. The Pittsburgh United Rays Cor­vette Club you know the drill…let’s do this!:01 And #1 for a reason…you know that old saying “where there’s smoke, there’s fire?” I can clearly say to everyone in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County there’s a forest fire burning in Monroeville at Gateway High School. Terry Smith the former High School Hall of Famer, Penn State Star, potential NFL player and tremendously successful Coach at Gateway for nearly a decade continues to face unfair, unjust and unbelievable conditions from The School Board. Apparently winning WPIAL and State Titles, sending multiply players to the NFL, graduating his players at a 90 percent plus rate and completely turning the program around is not enough to escape “the mob” trying to bring him down. I can’t say much more or “the mob” may come after me. But I promise you this I – will – keep – you – posted!!! In the meantime you Gator people…you of color most especially, better get a clue and get behind Coach Smith to fight this backstabbing public assault. Remember it can happen to you!!!~ Game Over ~Not really I’ll be back with more on the Terry Smith situation. Y’all know me…“I Like This Kind of Party”~ DOUBLE OVERTIME ~:00 It’s been one (1) year since the passing of the Late Great Armon “The Hammer” Gilliam—Rest In Peace Big Fella…and yea you can shoot the spot up “3.” BILL NEALlast_img read more

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Positionless basketball taking hold in college

first_imgPittsburgh forward Talib Zanna (42) shoots as Florida center Patric Young (4) and forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) defend during the second half in a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Basketball coaches long ago developed numerical shorthand for positions on the floor to define players’ roles and help diagram plays.The point guard is referred to as the 1, the shooting guard 2, small forward 3, power forward 4 and the center is the 5.Those numbers don’t add up quite as much anymore.With the game becoming more up-tempo and players developing a wider array of skills, more coaches are willing to throw out the concept of positions and put their best five players on the floor.Welcome to the era of positionless basketball.“Teams are going smaller and caring more about skill,” UNLV coach Dave Rice said. “There are still some teams that play big — and we still have the ability to do that some — but I think you see more and more across the country (is) positionless basketball, just playing more skilled guys, multiple guys on the floor who can handle the ball, multiple guys who can space the floor and just make plays for each other and share it.”From the early days of basketball, players’ roles were defined by their positions: The point guard distributed the ball, the shooting guard and small forward were the slashers and shooters, the power forward did the heavy lifting inside and the center camped near the rim at both ends of the floor.Now, true point guards are hard to find, replaced by combo guards who are just as good at scoring as setting teammates up.Back-to-the-basket big men are all but extinct; the tallest players on the court are often their teams’ best perimeter shooters.  Small forwards and shooting guards are essentially the same player on most teams. A player who has one position on offense may switch to another on defense.Everyone on the floor, it seems, can do a little bit of everything.“The mentality, especially for a lot of our guys, is they can play any position at any time,” Duke junior forward Amile Jefferson said. “Because they can do a lot of things on the court, they can be at different positions.”Don Nelson was one of the innovators of what was once called small ball — the original was called Nellie Ball — using four-guard lineups to create mismatches against bigger opponents while coaching the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1980s and later with the Golden State Warriors.In this Sept. 18, 2014, file photo, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks to members of the media during a press conference in Durham, N.C. Duke is No. 4 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has long been a proponent of ignoring positions and has used the concept while coaching Team USA in international competition.The difference now is positionless basketball has become more prevalent. Except for a handful of teams that have a true point guard or back-down center, college basketball is filled with teams that spread the floor and rely on interchangeable parts.UConn won the 2014 national championship behind a team full of multi-skilled athletic players, led by 6-foot-1 guard Shabazz Napier, and the rest of this decade’s champions — Louisville, Kentucky, UConn again in 2011 and Duke — have had similar makeups.“Our game doesn’t have a position,” Krzyzewski said. “You have five guys working together trying to stop the other five guys from creating a shot. The fact that a big guy is going to play closer — what if you didn’t have a big guy?”Used to be if a kid was big, youth coaches would park them under the basket, and teach them to turn and shoot over the smaller players.Those big kids don’t want to stand in one place anymore.Following the example set by big, athletic players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James, the new bigs seem far more interested in losing someone with a crossover dribble or stroking in a 3-pointer than shooting a jump hook from 3 feet. Personal coaches and elite travel team coaches have added to skill development, creating taller players with guard-like skills.And with that, the game has changed, becoming more up-tempo and more reliant on the 3-point shot.“The skill level with what I call the proliferation of the workout coach is as high as it’s ever been,” Rice said. “Guys are working on individual skills all the time. As long as they coach, we can take the development of those skills and blend them into a team concept, and I see those are positive changes.”But the positions — and their corresponding numbers — aren’t likely to disappear completely.The players may have skills that fit multiple roles, but coaches still need the positions to diagram plays and tell the players what to do.Otherwise, it would be like being out on the sandlot, coaches yelling out players’ names and pointing to where they should go.“When you’re talking about positions, you’re creating labels to help you organize your team and communicate to your team about roles and responsibilities. From that standpoint, it may be important,” Arizona State coach Herb Sendek said. “But if you’re talking the difference between a 2-guard and a small forward, for instance, it may be a subtlety at best.”And it’s led to a huge change in the game.___AP Basketball Writer Aaron Beard in Raleigh, North Carolina, contributed to this story.last_img read more

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Two West Kootenay Girls’ softball teams take home silver

first_imgThe West Kootenay U14 and U19 teams both went 5-0 before coming to tight finishes in the finals.U14 lost 9-7 and U19 lost 11-10 in the finals, so both are taking home silver medals and a proud second-place finish. West Kootenay U14 and U19 girls softball teams travelled to Summerland this past Mother’s Day weekend. There was a total of 24 teams between the two divisions. last_img

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Wellingtonie GCXGEX – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – July 2, 2012

first_imgThe two mammoth treesQuestion: What’s green, 35 meters (114 feet) tall and lives just outside of Stuttgart, Germany? Answer: Two gigantic mammoth trees near the Geocache of the Week!Situated in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Hirsau is the home to Wellingtonie (GCXGEX), a difficulty 2 1/2, terrain 1 traditional cache.Perfectly suited for strollers and bicycles, the family-friendly path through the Redwood trees to the geocache is a short walk from the nearby parking area.A nice walk through the woodsThe hidden treasure is close to two “miracle”  trees, which were planted in 1865 by botanist William Lobb, who discovered the sequoias in the California Sierra Nevada during a visit to the US. Lobb and fellow colleagues were amazed by these incredibly tall and very old trees and decided to import and plant numerous seeds for experimental purposes. Two of those seeds were planted in Hirsau.The cache was placed by dgumg in August of 2009. Since then, nearly 1100 geocachers have logged this cache and awarded it 380 Favorite Points.As one geocache logger put it, “Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Was für ein Cache! Ich neige mein Haupt.” Simply translated, “Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. What a cache! I bow my head.”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.comIf you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] from below the treeShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedA Piece of California in Germany — Wellingtonie (GCXGEX) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 18, 2013In “Community”Line of Sight — In the Distance (GC4JZTK) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Don’t forget to bring proper headwear. – Head Case (GC2TD8M) – Geocache of the WeekMay 15, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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iOS 7 Is Now Available To The Public

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Apple, mobile developers and designers had 98 days of summer to play with the iOS 7 beta. Now it is time for everyone else with the public release of iOS 7.Apple latest version of its mobile operating system for iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads is officially available to the public as of 1 p.m. EDT today. In addition to the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, Apple is making iOS 7 available to most of its other iOS-based mobile devices. Older versions of the iPhone will be able to receive the update all the way back to the iPhone 4 (which includes the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5). The iPad 2, as well as the third and fourth generation of iPads and iPad Mini, will receive the update, as will the fifth-generation iPod Touch (but no earlier iPod Touch generations will get iOS 7). To install iOS 7 on your device, you can go to the “Settings” icon and go to the “General” menu item. Tap the “Software Update” button (underneath the “About” button) and download the update. Once the download is complete, you can install the update.You can also upgrade to iOS 7 through the newest version of iTunes 11.1. Plug your iPhone, iPod or iPad into your computer and find it on the menu button within iTunes. See also: How To Downgrade The iOS 7 Beta Back To iOS 6 The Easy WayAs with any time you update software, be sure to backup all your files (pictures, contacts, texts, etc.) before downloading and installing a new version of an operating system. Remember to have your device plugged in or charged to at least 50% of battery capacity before downloading the update.Note that if your iOS 7 compatible device is having trouble downloading the upgrade right now, it is likely because Apple’s servers are extremely busy handling the influx of requests. This is nothing to be alarmed about and happens every year when Apple releases the new public version of iOS. Try again in a few hours after the rush and it should download just fine.  dan rowinski Related Posts Tags:#Apple#iOS 7 center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Gilas Pilipinas headed to Spain for Fiba World Cup build up

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio submitted the national team’s itinerary before the PBA Board on Thursday at the league’s office in Libis, Quezon City.Gilas will play in a pocket tournament that features World Cup-bound teams Spain, the world’s no.2 team, and Ivory Coast, the 64th team in the World, and also world no. 82 Congo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Philippines are no.31 in the world and is the fourth-ranked country in the Fiba Asia region.Gilas’ trip to Spain, though, is still being finalized since it will follow the rescheduling of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPcenter_img MOST READ View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war The SBP initially eyed a training camp either in Spain or Russia, but they chose to go with the peninsular country’s offer since the Russian Basketball Federation could only bid one tune-up game.“It fell through [the Russian training camp] since it’s only one game that they are committing to us,” said Panlilio.The Fiba World Cup is set from August 31 to Sept. 15 in Foshan, China.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas is set for a training camp in Spain ahead of the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.ADVERTISEMENT Analysis: Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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Alabama TE O.J. Howard Interviews Crimson Tide Fans, Goes Unrecognized In Hilarious Video

first_imgO.J. Howard interviewing Alabama football fans.O.J. Howard VideoVideos of athletes going unrecognized when taking to the street and interviewing unsuspecting fans are always a good watch. This clip featuring Alabama tight end O.J. Howard is no different. Howard speaks with a slew of seemingly clueless Crimson Tide fans who have no idea who they’ve been approached by. Howard even asks one of them which tight end on the roster he thinks will stand out most next year and the fan cites TY Flournoy-Smith, Howard’s back-up. Howard hauled in 17 passes for 260 yards and no touchdowns in 2014. A gifted athlete, he should be a bigger factor in Alabama’s offensive attack this fall as a junior. If that happens, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to sneak up on any more fans.last_img read more

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Maserati drives in 2019 Quattroporte edition at Rs 174 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Italian luxury carmaker Maserati Tuesday said it has launched the latest edition of Quattroporte in India with price starting at Rs 1.74 crore (ex-showroom India). The 2019 Quattroporte’s GranLusso version is priced at Rs 1.74 crore while the Gransport version is tagged at Rs 1.79 crore. The model comes fitted with 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine mated to an eight-speed ZF gearbox. The 2019 edition of Quattroporte comes with new colours, wheel designs and interior veneers, redesigned gearshift lever and Pieno Fiore natural leather interiors.last_img read more

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