Ben Davis

19 Jul 19
Zone Coverage

Over the next few days, we’ll write about the Minnesota Vikings roster, their most intriguing position battles and players with something to prove before camp begins on July 23. We kick off our Zone Coverage training camp content with an updated 53-man roster prediction to set a baseline for our camp expectations. For reference, last […]

19 Jul 19
KNWA
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas football seniors McTelvin Agim and De’Jon Harris have been placed on the 2019 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Teams, which wraps the week-long event held in Hoover, Alabama. Harris was named to the second team by the media in attendance, while Agim highlights the third team defensive unit. It’s the second-straight year Harris was recognized on an All-SEC preseason squad, picking up three accolades heading into the 2018 season. From Harvey, Louisiana, Harris led all conference defenders in total tackles and solo stops during the regular season last year, posting 118 and 62, respectively. It marked back-to-back years Harris has paced the Razorbacks in total tackles, recording 115 the year before. He was the first Arkansas defender since Jerry Franklin (2010-11) to hit 100 tackles in consecutive seasons. Seven of his 12 games resulted in double-digit tackle performances last season, the most in the SEC, including five during conference action. He finished the year needing 15 tackles to crack the top 10 for most stops in a single season by an Arkansas defender. Harris also recorded nine tackles for loss, including two sacks, with five pass breakups, a fumble forced and a fumble recovered last season. Harris’ performance in 2018 landed him on the Associated Press All-SEC Second Team. He’ll enter his senior campaign as the SEC active career tackles leader with 270, needing 60 stops to move into 10th on the career tackles list Arkansas. Agim, a native of Texarkana, Arkansas, put together a strong junior campaign for the Razorbacks, racking up 45 total tackles, 16 unassisted, over 12 starts in 2018. He led the team in tackles for loss last year with 10, making him the first Arkansas defender to reach double-digit TFLs since Deatrich Wise Jr. in 2015. Nearly half of his tackles for loss were sacks (4.5), as he’ll enter the season as Arkansas’ active career leader in both categories. Agim also forced a team-best three fumbles in 2018, including two at Colorado State on Sept. 8 to make him the only Razorback on the roster to force multiple fumbles in two separate games heading into the 2019 campaign. Harris and Agim, along with fellow senior running back Devwah Whaley and head coach Chad Morris, represented the Razorbacks at the 2019 SEC Media Day on July 17. Arkansas kicks off its 2019 campaign on Saturday, Aug. 31, against Portland State at 3 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. For more information on Arkansas Football, follow @RazorbackFB on Twitter. EASTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis) Georgia (233)1789Florida (21)1499Missouri (3)1149South Carolina (1)883Tennessee (1)804Kentucky (1)798Vanderbilt358 WESTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis) SchoolPointsAlabama (253)1813LSU (5)1493Texas A&M1268Auburn (1)1090Mississippi State (1)769Ole Miss504Arkansas343 SEC CHAMPION Alabama203Georgia49LSU3Mississippi State1Tennessee1Florida1South Carolina1Auburn1 2019 PRESEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM OFFENSE First-Team QB       Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama           RB        D’Andre Swift, Georgia             RB        Najee Harris, Alabama WR       Jerry Jeudy, Alabama    WR       Henry Ruggs III, Alabama  TE         Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri   OL        Andrew Thomas, Georgia      OL        Alex Leatherwood, Alabama      OL        Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn                              OL        Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama                C          Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU        Second-Team QB        Jake Fromm, Georgia   RB        Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt       RB        Lamical Perine, Florida            WR       Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt                          WR       Jaylen Waddle, Alabama               TE         Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt     OL        Solomon Kindley, Georgia         OL        Damien Lewis, LSU                            OL        Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri                           OL         Isaiah Wilson, Georgia C           Darryl Williams, Mississippi State                                         Third-Team QB        Joe Burrow, LSU  RB        Larry Rountree, Missouri      RB        JaTarvious Whitlow, Auburn      WR       Justin Jefferson, LSU WR       Bryan Edwards, South Carolina               TE         *Miller Forristall, Alabama TE        *Charlie Woerner, Georgia                               OL        Deonte Brown, Alabama                OL        Ben Cleveland, Georgia   OL        Logan Stenberg, Kentucky       OL        Matt Womack, Alabama              C          Drake Jackson, Kentucky                                DEFENSE First-Team DL        Raekwon Davis, Alabama       DL        Derrick Brown, Auburn                             DL        Rashard Lawrence, LSU                           DL        Jabari Zuniga, Florida                              LB         Dylan Moses, Alabama                        LB        Anfernee Jennings, Alabama        LB        Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State                              DB       Grant Delpit, LSU                               DB        J.R. Reed, Georgia                     DB        Trevon Diggs, Alabama                     DB        C.J. Henderson, Florida                  Second-Team DL        Nick Coe, Auburn                                                   DL        Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M                    DL        Marlon Davidson, Auburn                DL        Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina            LB        Cale Garrett, Missouri               LB         De’Jon Harris, Arkansas            LB        David Reese II, Florida                    DB        Patrick Surtain II, Alabama       DB        Xavier McKinney, Alabama                              DB        Kristian Fulton, LSU                                DB        Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State       Third-Team DL         LaBryan Ray, Alabama   DL        McTelvin Agim, Arkansas                 DL        Chauncey Rivers, Mississippi State                               DL        Tyler Clark, Georgia    LB        Terrell Lewis, Alabama                                LB         Jacob Phillips, LSU         LB         Kash Daniel, Kentucky                               DB       DeMarkus Acy, Missouri              DB        Shyheim Carter, Alabama                       DB        Richard LeCounte, Georgia                         DB       Daniel Thomas, Auburn                             SPECIALISTS First-Team P           Braden Mann, Texas A&M   PK        Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia                                              RS        Jaylen Waddle, Alabama                                               AP        Jaylen Waddle, Alabama      Second-Team P           Tommy Townsend, Florida                                         PK        Anders Carlson, Auburn                                                  RS        Marquez Callaway, Tennessee                         AP        Kadarius Toney, Florida                       Third-Team P           Arryn Siposs, Auburn         PK        Evan McPherson, Florida       RS        Jashaun Corbin, Texas A&M        AP        Lynn Bowden, Kentucky            * – Indicates a tie
19 Jul 19
Vols Wire

2019 SEC Media Days.

19 Jul 19
Arcynewsy

Tthe dust has finally stabilized on one of the most hectic periods of free agency in the history of the NBA, about fifteen unexpected transactions that seem to have redesigned the championship for years to come. The questions always exceed the answers during the summer, but eight contenders in the championship are distinguished in our […]

19 Jul 19
djcoilrugby

The 2019 RAN Superweek Men’s U19s tornament began July 18 and is being held to July 21 at the Bellevue Plantation & Polo Club, St. Michael, Barbados.  The annual tournament is in its 17th year. The Men’s U19 shifted from a week-long competition to four days of matches with each match being 40 minutes long, […]

19 Jul 19
Book Jotter

This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover some of the best writing about literature on the blogosphere and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.

19 Jul 19
Sully Baseball

Let’s see owned baseball on July 18, 2019 Earning Full WOBs: Madison Bumgarner pitched 9 innings, allowing 5 hits while striking out 6 Mets batters. The game went into extra innings where the Giants walked off, 3-2 in 16. Chris Sale struck out 12 in 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Red Sox […]

19 Jul 19
The Australian

If there is anyone in sports business history who has helped usher in the era of the massive contracts for athletes worldwide — think Australian NBA star Ben Simmons of the recent five-year $243 million deal as the latest example — it is sports agent David Falk.

19 Jul 19
Clemson Junkies

Guest columnist Morgan Thomas of The Morgan Thomas Show gives us his five takeaways from Dabo Swinney’s initial media session of 2019 at the Reeves Complex It’s official! The college football season is finally here. This week, players and coaches from across the country will get in front of the camera to answer questions from […]

19 Jul 19
Making the Rounds

The following is a guest post from Scott Vogelgesang, MD, Director of the Division of Immunology. It is part of an ongoing 2019 series of division updates. In the Division of Immunology, which includes Rheumatology and Allergy, our vision is to be Leaders in Immunology through:         New Knowledge Robust basic immunobiology program Vigorous data mining from University […]

19 Jul 19
The Undefeated
Monday 07.15.19 Professional golfer Phil Mickelson, subscribing to what can best be described as the Howard Schultz Diet, said he lost 15 pounds during a six-day fast that included just water and coffee in an attempt to play better despite also saying, “I don’t know if it’s going to help me play better or not.” Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan, who probably knows being a civil rights leader in Tennessee doesn’t end well, retired from the league at 30 years old to “create better and more meaningful opportunities for marginalized communities to break the cycles of generational poverty and build greater wealth and economic mobility.” JR Smith was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers, allowing the 15-year guard to sign with any of the other 29 NBA teams, although a reunion with former teammate LeBron James in Los Angeles is a pipe dream, as the Lakers are not interested in signing Smith. Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons agreed to a five-year, $170 million contract extension with the team, a number that matches the odds of Simmons ever attempting, or making, a 3-pointer. Tuesday 07.16.19 Shaquille O’Neal, a former teammate of Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, said if he were still an active player he wouldn’t sign with either the Lakers or the LA Clippers because “I’m from the era where guys wanted to compete and beat each other.” Free-agent NFL receiver Martavis Bryant, who has applied for nearly as many suspension reinstatements (two) the past two seasons as he has scored touchdowns (three), applied for reinstatement after being suspended indefinitely in December for repeated violations of the league’s drug policy. Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers, adding more caveats than former President Bill Clinton defining the word “is,” said the team didn’t acquire guard D’Angelo Russell “with the intention of just trading him.” Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant, who just willingly left a team that has a good system with guys who play hard and are never out of games, told Nets general manager Sean Marks he signed with the team because “ ‘Look, I love the system, I love how you guys play, I see how hard you guys play, you’re never out of games, we could never take you guys lightly.’ ” [newsletter-twtw] Wednesday 07.17.19 NBA agent Rich Paul, covertly trying to get clients LeBron James and Anthony Davis cast as the new leads in the Breaking Bad movie, agreed to a partnership between his Klutch Sports Group and Hollywood shop United Talent Agency, which represents actors such as Bryan Cranston, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, whose only quarterback the past 12 seasons has been Ben Roethlisberger, said he is only interested in acquiring “quality men who happen to be quality players” in the wake of last year’s drama surrounding Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens, who is white and whose quarterback is white, said of the criticisms of him and Baker Mayfield, “You’ve got a bunch of gurus out there that tell you what a QB should look like and what a head coach should look like. We don’t look like anybody’s version of those people.” Former NBA guard and current Big3 player Joe Johnson, who likely just needs gas money for his yacht, said he would “love to get back in the NBA … if the opportunity presents itself.” Thursday 07.18.19 Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, who only truly needs one finger when discussing a certain minority investor of another NBA team, had surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his left thumb. A Kansas City Chiefs fan, paying a high price for failing results like decision-makers for the New York Knicks and Washington Redskins, was fined $500 for flashing a laser at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship Game in January, a game the Chiefs lost. Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, whom Le’Veon Bell would tell to beware the Ides of March, said his teammates “all got my back” in his contract standoff with the team’s front office. Houston Rockets guard James Harden, who likely sees a natural brand synergy with flopping soccer players, purchased a minority stake in the company that owns Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Houston Dash.
19 Jul 19
Hope Church Daily Prayer

“The Lord takes delight in the people … He crowns the humble with salvation! Let the Saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy!” … Psalm 149:4-5 ——————– Opportunities To Pray … No Sunday Morning Meetings through the Mosaic Month. We will restart again on Aug. 4, 2019 ——————— ITEMS TO BE CONTINUALLY PRAYED […]