— Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray struck out 10 as the Reds pummeled the Pirates, 8-1. Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs) added a three-run homer while Cincinnati scored four in the seventh to break it open.— Lance Lynn tossed his first complete game of the year and Nick Solak homered for the Rangers in a 3-2 win over the Rockies. Lynn allowed an unearned run in the first inning and lowered his ERA to 1.11.— The Twins postponed their game against the Royals because of stormy weather. The two teams will play a twinbill on Saturday.MLB-NEWSCardinals to resume Saturday In other NBA news:— Vlade Divac (VLAH’-day DEE’-vahts) has stepped down as general manager of the Kings and will be replaced on an interim basis by Joe Dumars. The Kings announced the move a day after they ended their 14th straight season without a playoff berth. That’s the longest active drought in the NBA and one shy of the record.— The Bulls have fired coach Jim Boylen after the team missed the playoffs again. The Bulls were 22-43 and were one of the eight teams that didn’t qualify for the NBA’s restart at Walt Disney World. Boylen finished 39-84 as Bulls coach. — Kobe Bryant and the rest of this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class won’t be inducted in 2020 — or at the birthplace of basketball. The Hall announced Friday that the enshrinement ceremony will be held May 13-15, 2021, and the entire festivities will be moved from Springfield, Mass. to Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.NFL-NEWS Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball has announced that the St. Louis Cardinals will return to the field tomorrow in a doubleheader against the White Sox in Chicago. The Cardinals haven’t played since July 29 after numerous players tested positive for the coronavirus, including All-Star catcher Yadier Molina and infielder Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG’). MLB also rescheduled the Cardinals’ postponed series against the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Detroit, leading to a host of late-season doubleheaders. Cardinals coach Willie McGee has opted out of being with the team for the rest of the season. He told the St. Louis Dispatch he has high blood pressure and doesn’t want to risk contracting the coronavirus with three older daughters and five grandchildren living at his family home in California.In other MLB news:— The Mets scratched two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom from Friday’s start against the Phillies. DeGrom says he has neck tightness, but “everything is fine structurally” and he doesn’t plan to go on the injury list. The right-hander felt soreness playing catch after his last start. — Nationals infielder Starlin Castro injured his right wrist on a diving play in the sixth inning of the first game of their doubleheader on Friday. A postgame X-ray revealed a break, leading the team to place its new second baseman on the 10-day injured list. — The ASUN Conference says it is postponing all fall sports. The nine-team league, formally known as the Atlantic Sun Conference, operates mostly in the Southeast and does not play football. Friday’s announcement from the ASUN’s Presidents’ Council says that providing a spring season for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball is a priority. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEHabs win for Julien, rout FlyersUNDATED (AP) — Montreal Canadiens acting coach Kirk Muller dedicated Friday’s win over the Philadelphia Flyers to ailing head coach Claude Julien. The Orioles came away with a 6-2 victory before starting Friday’s scheduled game against the defending World Series champs. Bryan Holaday had two RBIs, including a run-scoring single shortly after the game resumed.Before the rain came Sunday, Baltimore got two RBIs apiece from Hanser Alberto and Anthony Santander in a five-run fifth against Stephen Strasburg.The completion of the game allowed the Birds to earn their sixth straight win, but the streak ended when the Nats banged out 19 hits in a 15-3 thumping of Baltimore. Nationals infielder Luis Garcia made his major league debut and went 2-for-5 with a two-run double.Also on the MLB schedule:— Gerrit Cole became the sixth pitcher to post 20 straight regular-season wins by allowing one run and four hits over seven innings of the Yankees’ fourth straight win over the Red Sox, 10-3. Gary Sánchez homered for the second straight game, Mike Tauchman drove in four runs and Gleyber (GLAY’-bur) Torres had four hits, including a two-run double in the third. — Bo Bichette (bih-SHEHT’) broke a 4-4 tie with a three-run homer in the sixth inning and Teoscar Hernandez belted two of Toronto’s six round-trippers in a 12-4 pounding of the Rays. The Blue Jays became the 4th team in MLB history with at least six homers in back-to-back games, joining the 1996 Dodgers, 2003 Angels and 2012 Nationals. — Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) slammed a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning to lift the Brewers past the Cubs, 4-3. Josh Hader worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to preserve the lead as Milwaukee dropped Chicago’s major league-leading record at 13-4.— Jon Berti (BUR’-tee) had two hits and stole home in the Marlins’ 8-2 win over the Braves. to lead the NL East-leading Miami Marlins to an 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves Friday night.Jesus Aguilar drove in three to back Pablo Lopez, who struck out a career-high eight over six innings.— The Phillies ended a three-game skid as Bryce Harper laced an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Mets, 6-5. J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) hit a go-ahead, three-run shot for the Phils, giving him eight home runs and 20 RBIs in just 15 games.— Franmil (FRAHN’-meel) Reyes homered and drove in three runs as the Indians beat the Tigers for a club-record 18th straight time, 10-5. Aaron Civale (sih-VAH’-lee) improved to 3-0 in four career starts against the Tigers, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings. August 14, 2020 The Nuggets finished 3-5 at Lake Buena Vista. They have the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs, while Toronto is No. 2 in the East.In other NBA action:— Doug McDermott scored 23 points and the Pacers completed their restart schedule by defeating the Heat, 109-92. The game was delayed for several minutes late in the third quarter when Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. was carted off the court. Jones was attempting to get around a screen when he collided with 6-foot-11 Indiana center Goga Bitadze and fell to the floor.— Terance Mann had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers in a 107-103 win over the Thunder. Mann also provided the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2 1/2 minutes remaining. Amir Coffey added 21 points for the Clippers while Patrick Patterson had 17 points and 14 rebounds.— Tobias Harris scored 18 points and the 76ers closed the regular season by trouncing the Rockets 134-96. Both teams played most of their regulars for about the first 2½ quarters even though they already were locked into playoff matchups. 5 NFL officials take a leave of absence for 2020 seasonUNDATED (AP) — The NFL’s longest-serving on-field official is among five who have opted to take a leave of absence for the 2020 season. Line judge Jeff Bergman headlined the list released Friday by the NFL. Bergman was entering his 29th season as an official.Officials are allowed to opt out under the protocols negotiated by the NFL and NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) because of the coronavirus pandemic.In other NFL news:— Browns starting center JC Tretter underwent a surgical procedure on his knee and could be out for an extended period. First-year coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t provide many details. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets won’t carry much momentum into the NBA Playoffs.The Nuggets dropped their third in a row as Stanley Johnson scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half of the Raptors’ 117-109 victory against Denver. Johnson hit three 3-pointers and a floating bank shot within a four-minute span of the fourth quarter, helping the Raptors push their lead to 103-92 with six minutes to go. Paul Watson finished with 22 points and Norman Powell had 15 for the Raptors, who have won four straight to finish 7-1 in the league’s Florida restart. Denver never pulled closer than seven points after that and lost its third straight to fall to 3-5 in its final eight regular-season games that were played in the NBA’s “bubble” in the Orlando area.Paul Watson scored 22 points and Normal Powell 15 for the Raptors, who’ve won four straight and seven of their eight regular-season games in Central Florida. — Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Friday night’s game after throwing just 16 pitches. There was no immediate word from the Nationals on the type of injury that forced him off the mound during the first inning of a game against the Orioles. Strasburg got a late start on the season because of a nerve issue in his right hand. — The Indians have sent pitchers Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac (PLEE’-sak) to their alternate training site after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago. Clevinger and Plesac drove to Detroit separately with their baseball equipment on Thursday for an “open forum” meeting at the team’s hotel before the Indians opened a series with the Tigers. The pitchers broke the team’s code of conduct implemented during the pandemic by leaving the team hotel last weekend and having dinner and socializing with friends of Plesac’s, risking contracting the virus.— Oft-injured Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was placed on the injured list with a right calf strain before Friday’s game against Boston. Manager Aaron Boone described the injury as a mild strain and is optimistic Judge will not miss significant time. Judge began the day leading the majors with nine homers and tied with Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon for the major league lead with 20 RBIs.NBA-SCHEDULENuggets fall again NBA-NEWSMagic say Mo Bamba out for yearUNDATED (AP) — The Orlando Magic will play their postseason schedule without Mo Bamba.The team has announced that he has left the bubble for testing related to his previous bout with coronavirus.Bamba was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 11. The 22-year-old appeared in 62 games with the Magic this season, averaging 5.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. He was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 draft. Update on the latest sports Muller said he received a congratulatory message from Julien, who is back home in Montreal after having a stent placed in a coronary artery. Julien experienced chest pains following Wednesday’s loss to the Flyers. The Canadiens played inspired hockey on Friday as Tomas Tatar (tah-TAHR’) and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (yehs-PEHR’-ee kaht-kan-YEH’-mee) each scored twice in the Canadiens’ 5-0 victory. Max Domi (DOH’-mee) had three assists for the Habs, who went ahead on Tatar’s goal just 62 seconds into the game.Carey Price turned back 30 shots in his seventh career playoff shutout.In other NHL first-round action:— The Islanders received two goals for their fourth line as Cal Clutterbuck and Matt Martin lit the lamp in a 5-2 win that gives New York a 2-0 series lead over the Capitals. Brock Nelson scored the game-winner late in the second period, just 15 seconds after Alex Ovechkin tied the game with his second goal of the night. Nick Leddy’s power-play score ignited the Isles’ three-goal second period. — The Raiders have taken edge rusher Maxx Crosby off the reserve/COVID-19 list, allowing him to practice on Friday. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person.— The Dallas Cowboys are holding training camp in the Texas heat because the pandemic kept them from traveling to cooler California. It’s the first Cowboys camp to be held entirely in the Dallas area. PGA-WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPHoge still owns share of leadGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tom Hoge continues to own a share of the lead through two rounds of the PGA’s Wyndham Championship. Hoge shot a 2-under 68 Friday to get to 10-under, leaving him tied with Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel. Hoge opened the round tied with Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan.Horschel birdied four of his last six holes for a 64. Kim and Gooch each shot 65 to move up. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPKelly leads by 3AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jerry Kelly was the only player at par or better after two days on Firestone’s difficult South Course in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship. — The Canucks lead their series 2-0 after Bo Horvat scored on a breakaway at 5:55 of overtime to give them a 4-3 triumph over the Blues. It was Horvat’s second goal of the game and his sixth of the post-season. Elias Pettersson, and Tanner Pearson also scored against the defending Stanley Cup champs, while Jacob Markstrom made 34 stops in the Vancouver net.— Andre Burakovsky (bur-ah-KAHF’-skee) scored with 2:53 remaining to lift the Avalanche past the Coyotes, 3-2. Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Jost (johst) also tallied for the Avs, but the Coyotes tied it twice on goals by Clayton Keller and Michael Grabner. Philipp Grubauer made 30 saves for Colorado, which has taken the first two games of the NHL opening-round series.MLB-SCHEDULEBirds finish off Nats in completion of suspended gameUNDATED (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles finished what they started after Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals was suspended in the sixth inning. Kelly shot an even-par 70 on Friday in tricky wind conditions to remain 2 under, three strokes ahead of Steve Stricker, Colin Montgomerie, Rod Pampling and Robert Karlsson,VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSCharleston Southern suspends 2020 footballUNDATED (AP) — Charleston Southern is suspending its 2020 football season. The school is part of the Division I Big South Conference and competes in the Football Championship Subdivision. The school said Friday the environment with COVID-19 was too “uncertain” to go forward in the fall, and the decision will let the football team prepare for games in the spring. In other pandemic-related sports news:
Iceland’s Euro 2016 midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has signed a new four-year contract with Swansea City.The 26-year-old playmaker was linked with a £25m move to Everton but ended speculation about his future by signing a new deal with the Swans until 2020.It is a boost for Swans boss Francesco Guidolin, who has sold three strikers and is expected to lose Wales captain Ashley Williams to Everton this week. Sigurdsson, who had two years left on his deal, is in his second Swans spell.He rejoined from Tottenham in July 2014 and was part of the Iceland team which reached the Euro 2016 quarter-finals, scoring one goal.Chairman Huw Jenkins has already admitted Swansea need “at least two strikers” following the departures of Eder, Alberto Paloschi and Bafetimbi Gomis’ loan move to Marseille.The Welsh club do have Ghana forward Andre Ayew as an attacking option but his future is uncertain as Ayew is regularly linked with a move to Premier League rivals West Ham.Swans coach Alan Curtis admitted Seville striker Fernando Llorente was one of the players on Swansea’s wanted list but the World Cup winner wants to stay in Spain.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Submit StumbleUpon Sports betting software and services supplier Altenar has moved to capitalise on the success of its Inbet Games collaboration, just eight months after the first platform integration.Altenar has already seen a marked international improvement through integrating InbetV products, multiple variations of virtual fortune wheel and card games, and virtual lotteries such as 7 Keno games and 3D, as well as virtual sports and racing products including Penalty 3D and Greyhound Video.Eight months on, the new version of the partnership will see Altenar integrate Inbet’s ultimate Lima platform-for land-based retail operations and Inbet’s API based i-games for online operations.Altenar has therefore embraced another opportunity to take advantage of the profitable African market with over 120 Inbet’s Lima-based games and 47 API based online casino and slot games.The Lima platform includes games such as Bingo-Pilipino, video poker types Deuces Wild, Joker Poker, American Jackpot, alongside a wide variety of slot games, while the API-based online solution features popular games Aladdin’s Lamp, Live Roulette and Bingo 37.Pavel Korolev, Business Development Director for Inbet Games, said: “Inbet’s Lima solution has already proved popular and lucrative on the African continent, so its addition to Altenar’s betting portfolio will serve as another great revenue booster and profit multiplier for the company.”A winner of SBC’s ‘Best Sport Themed Game’ award, a finalist for the IGA ‘Innovative Supplier of the Year’ and a nominee for other prominent awards with EGR, Inbet Games has earned international recognition for its extensive range of versatile software solutions.The growing portfolio includes almost 30 virtual games, and over 500 types of slots, casino, betting and lottery games on the omni-channel based white label platform, as well as 50+ types of lottery games made available through the Veles platform for self-service lottery machines and other solutions. Inbet’s gaming solutions can run as terminals, website plugins, or mobile/desktop applications.
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has expressed his optimism that midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng could start against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.The Ghanaian midfielder sprained his knee in the Rossoneri’s 1-0 victory over Juventus in Serie A on Saturday evening and was in doubt for their second-leg encounter in the last-16 clash at White Hart Lane tomorrow.However, Boateng was included in the Milan squad earlier on Tuesday and coach Allegri has now revealed that he could even be drafted into the starting line-up against Spurs tomorrow.“I liked his will to make it,” Allegri is quoted as saying by Milan’s official website. “Boateng trained with the rest of the squad in the morning and did well enough.“He’ll be re-evaluated tomorrow morning, but there’s a good chance that he’ll be in the starting line-up. I’ll still have to do decide whether to play him in the three-man midfield or right behind the strikers.”Milan trail 1-0 on aggregate from the first leg played at San Siro last month. Source: Goal
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick ensured Portugal qualified for a fourth straight World Cup finals with a thrilling play-off win against Sweden.Portugal led 1-0 going into the second leg and dominated before Ronaldo’s angled drive deservedly put them ahead.Zlatan Ibrahimovic levelled on the night with a free header before he lashed in a free-kick as the hosts sensed an unlikely comeback in the tie.But two quickfire goals from Ronaldo secured Portugal’s place in Brazil.The two-legged tie was billed by many as a battle between Ronaldo and Swedish counterpart Ibrahimovic for the right to showcase their supreme talents on the greatest stage of all next summer.And the pair failed to disappoint as they became the central figures in a remarkable second half in Stockholm, where all five goals were scored in a 29-minute burst. Sweden knew they needed to employ a more attack-minded gameplan on home turf after Ronaldo headed in a late winner in Friday’s first leg in Lisbon.But they barely threatened in a first-half performance which lacked quality and any notable opportunities for them to wipe out Portugal’s slender advantage.Erik Hamren’s side did start briskly, with Martin Olsson and Alex Kacaniklic combining well down the left on several occasions.However, they lacked a penetrative final ball and Portugal managed to ride out the pressure before gradually growing in the game, led by Ronaldo.After defender Bruno Alves’s downward header forced Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson into a save low to his right, the ex-Manchester United player took control of the match and orchestrated every attacking move by the visitors. And his tenacious run into the Portuguese box almost instantly paid dividends. The Swedish talisman stretched to scoop the ball back from the byline to team-mate Seb Larsson who could only poke straight at Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio.Within 90 seconds, Ronaldo silenced the noisy Friends Arena by latching on to Joao Moutinho’s perfect throughball and smashing in an angled drive.The opener meant Sweden needed to score three times to turn the tie around, but they were given hope when Ibrahimovic nodded in Kim Kallstrom’s right-wing corner after marker Alves barely jumped to challenge.The partisan Swedish crowd – perhaps taking heart from their team’s remarkable comeback from a 4-0 deficit to draw against Group C rivals Germany in October 2012 – rediscovered their voices again when Ibrahimovic thumped in a free-kick on the edge of the Portugal area.But their hopes were quickly dashed as Ronaldo stole the show at Ibrahimovic’s expense. The 28-year-old produced two more strikes of the highest quality – which even appeared to draw applause from the Sweden skipper.Ronaldo first latched on to Almeida’s throughball to fire beyond Isaksson before rounding the Sweden goalkeeper and blasting in – to spark wild celebrations from the Portuguese camp.Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo:”I know Portugal needed me in these matches and I showed I am here. I just did my work as I have been doing lately.”Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “One thing is sure, a World Cup without me is something I won’t be following. All my congratulations to Portugal, but the two teams deserved to go to the World Cup.” He was unable to convert a trio of difficult chances, before he turned provider with a deep cross that Hugo Almeida could only head into the side-netting with the Sweden goal gaping.Ibrahimovic was a peripheral figure for the Swedes in Lisbon, and was almost as anonymous in the first half on Tuesday.The Paris St-Germain striker continually dropped deep to receive the ball before half-time, but found more attacking purpose in the early stages of the second half as he pushed further forward.
From a field of over fifty tennis players Maxwell Owusu of Maxipriest Ventures in Kumasi came tops in the second Donyma Steel Complex Tennis tournament held at the 4 Garrison Officers Mess court over the weekend.Maxwell had the look of a player determined to finish the year strong on Friday against his opponent, William Boateng who was also vying for his first championship win in the final.With a great first serve and a solid backhand Maxwell Owusu was just too strong for the field and it was not surprising he won this major event 7-3 against his opponent, placing him on a high note as the season draws to a close.In the ladies division, young enterprising Brenda Bangdome beat Linda Oduro 6-3 to win the competition.Brenda is considered an emerging force in the ladies division who can compete for honors n at the national level with her skills and talent.The winners received trophies donated by Donyima Steel Complex.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Thornwell smiled faintly.“I’m nervous out there,” he said, “but I try not to show it.”If Thornwell was shaking in his high tops, it was impossible to tell. The journey from jittery rookie to polished veteran is a long one, but Thornwell has taken his first tentative steps. And with Rivers injured, it’s possible Thornwell might win a spot in the Clippers’ opening-night rotation.Austin Rivers strained his right glute during the first exhibition game, creating an opportunity for Thornwell. Clippers coach Doc Rivers couldn’t say when his son might be sound enough to play again, but he stressed a need for a safe and sane approach to the injury.Doc Rivers did say he liked what Thornwell has accomplished so far in three games. PLAYA VISTA — Sindarius Thornwell played only a little more than four minutes during his Clippers’ debut last week, an exhibition loss to the Toronto Raptors in Honolulu. He made both of his shot attempts and was 1 for 1 at the free-throw line, modest totals, to be sure.By his third exhibition, a loss Sunday to the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center, Thornwell’s numbers increased to 14 points on 4-for-7 shooting plus five rebounds in nearly 22 minutes, filling a void created by the absence of injured guard Austin Rivers.“It was a big difference from my first game to my third game,” said Thornwell, a rookie from South Carolina. “My first game, I was wheezy and tired, but now the game is starting to slow down and it’s getting easier as the games go by. The more I play, the easier it gets.“The first game I played four minutes, which were the worst four minutes of my life.” “I just like him, bottom line,” Doc Rivers said. “I’ve been saying that through camp. He’s just tough. That’s what I like about him. He’s just tough. (Sunday,) he guarded the one (point guard), the two (shooting guard) and the three (small forward).”What’s been most impressive about Thornwell?“He’s got an incredibly high basketball IQ,” Doc Rivers said. “You would never know he’s a rookie. He makes mistakes because he’s a rookie, but if you watched him play, you would never say that’s a rookie out there. He’s not a great shooter yet. He just knows how to play.“I just like him. … There are certain guys, they’re going to find their way onto the court, no matter who’s in front of them. He’s more of a three (small forward). I want him at the three more because I need some toughness there, but he can play any position.”TOO MANY TURNOVERSPlaying at a higher pace this season could come with a high cost in the form of more turnovers for the Clippers. There is a number Doc Rivers said he could live with, but that number was not the 20 turnovers the Clippers committed during their loss Sunday to the Trail Blazers.“My guess right now is 15 is the (acceptable) number,” he said. “We had a guy throw a full-court pass and it went out of bounds. I liked the thought. I keep telling guys if you’re even (with a defender), you’re ahead. Throw it. He threw it and the guy didn’t run for it.“I’m good with that turnover.”
Thursday, May 7, is a glimpse into the future.No need to call Doc Brown or get the time machines ready, it’s just the release of the 2020 NFL schedule at 8 p.m. ET. But reports of scheduled matchups will trickle in well before then, as is custom on this day every year. Week 8Bills vs. Patriots (via USA Today)Giants vs. Buccaneers — MNF (via NorthJersey.com)Week 9Buccaneers vs. Saints — SNF (via The Athletic)Week 10-Week 11-Week 12Packers vs. Bears — SNF (via PackersNews.com)Week 13Eagles vs. Packers (via PackersNews.com)Week 14-Week 15Packers vs. Panthers (via PackersNews.com)Dolphins vs. Patriots (via the Miami Herald)Week 16Saints vs. Vikings — Dec. 25 (via The Athletic)Week 17Bills vs. Dolphins (via USA Today and the Miami Herald) 2020 NFL SCHEDULE RELEASE:Strength of schedule rankings | How to watch release showOne thing we know for sure: The NFL has already nixed the idea of playing international games due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic limiting travel and complicating things for professional sports leagues around the world. But there are still plenty of intriguing matchups and storylines that’ll be on this year’s slate of games — should the NFL season get underway accordingly.Below you’ll find schedule leaks and rumors leading up to the official schedule release:NFL schedule leaks 2020The NFL will officially release the schedule during a three-hour show on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET. Before then, though, NFL insiders are dropping nuggets of reported, rumored matchups, which you can find below.Week 1Bills vs. Jets (via NYDN)Saints vs. Buccaneers (via NewOrleans.football)Redskins vs. Eagles (via NBC Sports)Panthers vs. Raiders (via The Athletic)Lions vs. Bears (via TheScore 670)Patriots vs. Dolphins (via the Miami Herald)Broncos vs. Titans — MNF (via News9)Week 2Raiders vs. Saints — MNF (via The Athletic)Packers vs. Lions (via PackersNews.com)Dolphins vs. Bills (via the Miami Herald)Week 3Jaguars vs. Dolphins — TNF (via the Miami Herald)Saints vs. Packers — SNF (via The Athletic)Week 4-Week 5Saints vs. Chargers — MNF (via The Athletic)Week 6-Week 7Patriots vs. 49ers (via CLNS Media)MORE: The 20 best revenge games on the 2020 NFL schedule
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 21 to mark the completion of the Heavy Equipment Maintenance Building (HEMB) at the Public Works Complex in Freehold.Photo courtesy Monmouth County Fleet services, made up of about 33 employees, plays a critical role for county government, especially in bad weather, another county official said. Monmouth County freeholders spent around $7 million to build a hangar-sized garage at the county’s public works complex on Center Street in Freehold Township, where large trucks and other government-owned equipment will be repaired. County officials gathered Oct. 21 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony inside a building that, at 220 feet long and 120 feet wide, gives staff moreroom to work. The facilitycan hold 36 vehicles at atime, with the 16-foot-highdoors big enough to fit afire truck or salter spreaderthrough. Those vehicles andother heavy equipment canbe fully raised off the ground,to the point that mechanicscan stand underneath them. The garage, officially known as the heavy equipment maintenance building, opened this week. There are no grease stains on the floor, no smell of car fluids in the air – at least not yet. “People in the township would say, ‘What was that?’” Freehold Mayor Barbara J. McMorrow said at the ribbon-cutting. “And I’d go, ‘Well, the county’s building a garage.’ And people are thinking a garage that you put your cars in. And when they see what this is, this really is the 21st century come to Monmouth County in Freehold Township.” Instead, staff in the fleet services of the county’s public works department would have to work outside, regardless of the elements, to fix vehicles so they could get them back on the road, he said. “But at the end of theday, we looked at that andwas that a way to show oursupport to our employeebase by having them dothat?” Arnone asked. The older garage, located directly across from the new one, was not big enough for staff to jack up cars and trucks. The county broke ground on the garage in August 2018, an item of curiosity in the community. Mike McIntyre, the assistant supervisor of heavy equipment maintenance, said the garage provides employees more room to work. He said it gives “the ability to put a vehicle in the air and do the job safer than we ever were able to do it before.” By Philip Sean Curran “During a snow operation, there’s roughly 125 dump trucks running on the road. At any given time, you’re going to have breakdowns on what you’re pushing those trucks to do,” said John W. Tobia, director of public works and engineering. One of those partnerships is with the Asbury Park Fire Department. Battalion fire chief Raymond DiLello spoke of the importance of keeping his department’s vehicles on the road. The answer turned out tobe “no.” Aside from the 1,100 vehicles and roughly 900 pieces of other equipment the county owns, Monmouth also has shared services agreements with local communities, including arrangements to fix their vehicles. “I think we’re running a state-of-the-art operation,” said Chuck Harden, the county supervisor of garage services. “And we need a facility to back that up.” “And this one is a vital, vital part of our shared services because of the cost savings that it gives a lot of our municipalities,” Arnone said of an arrangement that makes the county money. “It’s a monumental task,” he said. “And it’s usually just a phone call away to one of the mechanics or the shop or the directors. And I’ve never been turned down. I’ve never been disappointed.” “In a snow storm, they’dbe laying out in the snowrepairing dump trucks,”Tobia said. “It was so tightin there with vehicles beingtaken apart. I mean, youwere literally interminglingthe parts from vehicles andmechanics’ tools.” “Now just imagine how high that is up there compared to our past building,” said Thomas A. Arnone, freeholder director, referring to a large truck sitting on a lift behind him. “Well, that wasn’t able to be done to that level.”
Vinicius Junior left a message full of madridismo on his Twitter today. It was after one of his followers praised him: “How VInicius looks at the Real Madrid shield. He knows the importance and weight that this shield has and there is no better way to defend it than to leave everything on the field. Vini does it”, The user wrote with a photo of the attacker celebrating his decisive goal in the last Clásico. Vinicius read it and replied: “We are the largest in the world and everyone knows that this shirt weighs. Until the end. HALA MADRID.” The phrases were quickly received by Real Madrid with more responses in support of Rio de Janeiro.Vinicius was in a great moment until the competition stopped. Flamengo’s ex he excelled in matches as important as Manchester City and Barcelona. As AS recounted, he is now at home exercising a minimum of three and a half hours each day of the week. He does it in morning and evening sessions.