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21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
STEVE CLARKE has vowed to unite Scotland as he bids to reach a major Finals. The new national team manager issued his rallying cry after being unveiled at Hampden. Steve Clarke was unveiled as Scotland’s new manager He called for 100 per cent commitment from players and fans as he outlined his blueprint for success. Clarke said: “I had a mantra at Kilmarnock — ‘Together we are stronger’. It’s true. If we all pull the same way, we have a chance. “We want the supporters to come along and then the players have to perform on the pitch. “I need to pick the right team and tactics and make the right subs at the right time. If we get all that right? Come on, let’s have a go. Clarke faces the media “The reaction from the supporters is probably down to the success we have had in the last two seasons at Kilmarnock. “Everyone’s enjoyed us upsetting the apple cart. “To the Scotland fans, the message is if you are excited then come to the Cyprus game at Hampden and show the players that. “Let’s get everybody on board and let the players know they’re appreciated. Let the players know the fans want them to be at a major tournament.” Clarke will spend this week finding out which players want to be part of his new era. The door is open to retired players like James McArthur and Allan McGregor — but he won’t go begging. However Clarke will seek talks with the likes of Robert Snodgrass, Tom Cairney, Matt Ritchie and Steven Fletcher. He said: “It’s important to stress if someone has retired from international football, I’ll respect that. Clarke holds the Scotland jersey aloft “But if they want to un-retire, they have to tell me or someone at the SFA that they want to be considered. “Then you have the grey area where some are not quite sure. Those are the ones you speak to. “If they are not committed, I would rather they were just honest. Come if you want to be part of what we are doing. “What do I say to those who are swithering? Come and play for us. “If you are a serious professional footballer, surely you want to play for your country at a major tournament. “Anyone who comes to the squad now, I am expecting them to be fully committed, at least until the end of the qualifying for Euro 2020. “After that, it’s the World Cup campaign. “But I need players committed to qualifying for this tournament. That’s what I want to do. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “I look at the core bunch and I get excited and think, ‘We can do something with this group of players’. “If they’re all committed and want to be here, the hardest thing for me should be, ‘Who do I leave out of the squad?’.” Scotland have already secured a play-off spot for Euro 2020, but Clarke hasn’t given up on qualifying automatically. He said: “I want my first XI nailed down for Cyprus on June 8. We have to be ready. On the back of that we have to be ready to go to Belgium. “Because of the points dropped in Kazakhstan, we have to gain those points against the top teams in the group, Belgium and Russia. “To qualify, we have to take points from them.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary [bc_video video_id=”6039451356001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Andros Townsend stunner at Man City voted Carling Premier League Goal of the Season”]
21 May 19
The Irish Sun
GER EGAN is standing in the tunnel beneath the Hogan Stand. He is talking about cancer. Westmeath players wore shirts featuring their team-mate after Division 3 final win at Croke Park last month Lee Wallace Kieran Martin walks behind him, the NFL Division 3 trophy dangling from his hand. Team-mates traipse out of the dressing-room, making their way to the team bus. In some partially-zipped gear bags, crisp white T-shirts are visible. Ger continues to talk about somebody who has played no part in the day’s success. And yet the occasion has become about Lee Wallace now. ‘IF WE CAN HELP SAVE A MAN’S LIFE, ISN’T IT WORTH IT? “If we can help save the man’s life, or help him, isn’t it worth it?” says Egan. We stand in front of him and we listen. It’s April 6. Just moments earlier, on the steps of the Hogan Stand, ­Martin mentioned Wallace in his acceptance speech after Westmeath’s victory over Laois. Players put on white T-shirts with a simple message on a complex subject: Help Lee Beat Cancer. Last August, Wallace drove to A&E in Mullingar because of a persistent pain in his groin that travelled down his leg. He reckoned it was a pulled muscle. Tests revealed he had a rare sarcoma of his right pelvis. With no pelvic sarcoma ­specialists in Ireland, he was referred to The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. The surgery proposes to amputate the right side of his pelvis and leg. EXPLORING ALL TREATMENT OPTIONS The family are exploring all options and are open to further medical advice. Subsequently, the cancer spread to his lungs and Wallace has been undergoing intensive chemotherapy in St Vincent’s Hospital. Before they can move to the surgery, the cancer in the lungs needs to be treated. Speaking on Tuesday, his sister Dawn said Wallace “has been really tired in the last couple of weeks, which we believe is a cumulative effect of the ­chemotherapy.” Wallace played football with St Mary’s Rochfortbridge. The family are steeped in the GAA, his mother Angela played and Dawn still does. Wallace was well enough to go watch her as ­Rochfordbridge played St Loman’s last weekend. And if he wasn’t sick, he would be in Tullamore to ­support Westmeath in the Leinster SFC on Sunday, where they face Laois, again. On the day of the Division 3 league final last month, a bucket collection took place around Croke Park. On their way to the stadium, the Laois footballers organised a collection on the team bus. They handed over €250. They didn’t have to do it. And wouldn’t have been expected to. ‘THE GAA IS LIKE AN EXTENDED FAMILY’ Dawn added: “It was an amazing gesture. We have been overwhelmed by all of the ­support. It has really shown us that the GAA is like an extended family.” Wallace is 26. St Mary’s players organised a seven-a-side fundraising ­competition at Easter. It raised approximately €9,500. Local hairdressers have donated a day’s takings, physios have provided free consultations with donations going to help Wallace. On Friday at The Mullingar Park Hotel a who’s who of Westmeath GAA will be at The Cube ­fundraiser. A GoFundMe page with a €250,000 target has raised more than €223,000. Six weeks ago, the ­Westmeath footballers used their league final appearance as an ­opportunity to highlight Wallace’s situation on national TV. They made a difference. Dawn said: “I couldn’t get to the game myself, but when we saw the players wearing the T-shirts, I started to well up. It was such a nice thing to do.” The hope is that if the lungs are clear then Wallace will travel abroad for surgery. Before that, Westmeath and Laois meet again. There will be no love lost. But those players rose above the game six weeks ago and should be commended.   [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /]   “He’s as hopeful as we are,” said Egan in the Hogan Stand tunnel last month. “You just have to give the man a chance.” FOR more information and details on how to donate, check out the Lee Wallace GoFundMe page. uk.gofundme.com/p3rac2-help-lee-beat-cancer
21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
IT WAS the night Steve Clarke KNEW he was going to make it as a footballer. Although the man who picked him only found out about it years later. Andy Roxburgh was the man who handed Steve Clarke his first Scotland cap Andy Roxburgh handed new Scotland head coach Clarke his first call-up as an international player and was national manager for all but one of the new gaffer’s six caps. But four years before, in June 1983, Roxburgh watched with pride as Clarke came through his baptism in a white-hot football arena. Clarke was a 19-year-old part-timer with St Mirren when he was picked by Roxy for the Fifa World Youth Championships in Mexico. After a win over South Korea and defeat to Australia, Scotland needed to beat the hosts in the Azteca to qualify. Clarke is Scotland’s new boss Clarke’s goal just before half-time was the only one of the game, stunning the Mexicans and their 100,000 crazed fans. And Roxburgh, now technical director with the Asian Football Confederation, recalled: “I can still visualise Stevie’s goal in the Azteca Stadium. “It was a hostile, intimidating atmosphere. “Mexico had to win to go through and I remember we’d all to make a bit of a mad dash to the dressing-room a few seconds after the goal because the bottles and missiles were raining down on us. “In the second half the supporters were burning flags and the atmosphere was quite testing, shall we say. “The truth is it was beyond belief. Especially for young players. “Years later, when I was working at Uefa, I went to Stamford Bridge when Stevie was Jose Mourinho’s assistant. “He told me then that game in Mexico City was the night he realised he might be able to make a career in football. Mexico’s Azteca stadium “He always felt it had been a significant night in his life — what he called ‘a moment’. “I’m not surprised the Mexico game stuck with Stevie. Unless you were there, you wouldn’t know what the atmosphere was like, with 100,000 people going crazy. “It’s incredible that 36 years later we’re talking about him being Scotland manager. “In my second season as Scotland manager I picked Stevie five times for the team. “We didn’t lose any of the games — wins against Hungary, Belgium and Bulgaria and draws in Saudi Arabia and Malta. “By that time he’d moved to Chelsea and I’d get asked why he only won those five caps under me. “He probably should’ve had more but at that time we were well-off for full-backs. “But Stevie, both as a youth player, then a full international, then a coach was the same person — hard-working, reliable, simply a top-class character. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “The measure of the man is reflected by the standard of the coaches he was No 2 with — guys like Kenny Dalglish, Roy Hodgson, Rafa Benitez, Gianfranco Zola, Jose Mourinho and Ruud Gullit. “These are top-class coaches who had their pick of assistants. If he wasn’t bringing something to the table he wouldn’t have got in the door with these guys.” Roxburgh, 75, believes that being named Scotland coach is a logical progression after the success Clarke’s enjoyed at Kilmarnock. He added: “We all want to get back to seeing Scotland doing well and reaching the final stages of tournaments. “Stevie’s steeped in the game and he’s had a great education from the guys he’s worked with — some of them not in easy environments. “What he did at Kilmarnock is really impressive and I think he’s earned the right to a shot at the Scotland job. “He’s 55 and has plenty of experience. The time is right.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary [bc_video video_id=”6039400196001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=” Arsenal players applaud Armenia skipper Henrikh Mkhitaryan as he explains why he can not play in Europa League Final against Chelsea “]
21 May 19
The Traveler Weekly

Last month the City of Nashville, Tennessee, hosted the 84th Annual National Football League Draft. The event was held over a three-day period from April 25th thru the 27th. There was a lot of speculation as to what collegiate player would be drafted first when the teams began to make their selections. High on the […]

21 May 19
Augusta Free Press

Chris Graham and Rod Mullins get you ready for this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600.

21 May 19
footiewise

AFC Fylde 1-0 Leyton Orient
FA Trophy
Final
Sunday 19th May 2019, 4.15pm BST
Wembley Stadium

Danny Rowe’s superb free-kick proved the difference as AFC Fylde won the FA Trophy for the first time in their history on Sunday afternoon thanks to a 1-0 win over National League champions Leyton Orient.

21 May 19
News Archives Uk

Liverpool will be looking for a new striker in the summer transfer window, but Jürgen Klopp does not want to spend much on a new signing in his front line. Daniel Sturridge is leaving the company with a free transfer as soon as his contract ends, and Klopp wants another alternative to Divock Origi and […]

21 May 19
Ticket News Source

CapitalCityTickets.com carries a wide selection of Philadelphia Eagles NFL tickets at affordable prices. Philadelphia Eagles play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia Eagles are your Super Bowl LII Champions! The Eagles finished off the 2018 NFL season with a 9-7 record, however, lost to the New Orleans Saints in […]

21 May 19
National Post

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — After adding a haul of players from other teams in free agency, the Buffalo Bills are rewarding one of their own. The Bills signed top pass rusher Jerry Hughes to a two-year contract extension Tuesday that will keep the defensive end in Buffalo through 2021. Hughes’ contract was set to expire […]

21 May 19
Archy Worldys

Winning three consecutive league leagues with Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, 46, remains a young coach at the start of his career. Three years after obtaining his BEPF (Brevet Professional Football Coach High Level), he was visiting Clairefontaine Monday and Tuesday for a continuous training provided by the National Technical Directorate of the French Football Federation. […]

21 May 19
Archy Worldys

Julian Brandt changes from Bayer Leverkusen to Borussia Dortmund. This was confirmed by the sports information service SID of Bayer-side. Thanks to an opt-out clause, the 23-year-old can change for a fixed transfer fee of 25 million euros. After Nico Schulz comes within a very short time the second German international to BVB. Football Bundesliga […]

21 May 19
The Denver Post
The 54-year-old woman was thumbing a ride on a March afternoon in 2018 when, finally, a boxy black SUV pulled up. A muscular young man with short curly hair sat behind the wheel, tattooed from his wrists to his shoulders. He agreed to give her a ride toward Encinitas, California, just north of San Diego. They made small talk along the way – but then seemingly out of nowhere, his demeanor changed, the woman would later remember. Point-blank, he threatened to rape her, and then said, “and if you say anything, I will kill you,” according to prosecutors. The woman begged to be let out at a 7-Eleven, but it was useless, prosecutors said. The man kept driving, turning into a strip mall parking lot. He ordered her out of the vehicle, prosecutors say. She didn’t run because she was scared and she didn’t scream either. Behind a fence near the freeway, he started to order her to remove her clothes, prosecutors say, before changing his mind and ordering her back inside his car. There, he forced her to perform oral sex, and then pinned her against the passenger’s seat and raped her, authorities say. She reported the alleged attack to police four days later, providing police a description of the man – the muscles, the tattoos – but saying she did not know who did this to her. San Diego prosecutors say they know who it is now: Kellen Winslow II, a former NFL star who lived in a $3 million home in the area, not far from where the hitchhiker met him on the side of the road. Once the highest-paid tight end in the league, raking in more than $40 million over his 10-year career, the 35-year-old Winslow is now on trial as an accused serial rapist. The trial began Monday, as Winslow’s father, San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, sat behind him. Winslow II is accused of raping the hitchhiker, a 59-year-old homeless woman two months later, and an unconscious 17-year-old in 2003, while he was playing football at the University of Miami. He is also accused of exposing himself to a 57-year-old woman while she tended her garden and a 77-year-old woman as she lounged in a fitness club’s hot tub. The charges in the five cases include rape, forced oral copulation and sodomy, kidnapping and indecent exposure, among others. If convicted, Winslow could face life in prison – and would join a sordid list of former NFL players, such as Aaron Hernandez and Titus Young, whose bizarre or violent crimes in the aftermath of their careers caused speculation about what role, if any, repeated head trauma contributed to their behavior. Hernandez, for example, who was convicted of murder, was posthumously found to be suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a neurodegenerative disease caused by head trauma. But the disease can only be diagnosed posthumously, and despite speculation that Winslow’s defense attorneys may introduce evidence regarding the former NFL player’s mental state, they have made no specific claims attempting to link his behavior to football head trauma. Instead, in an opening statement lasting fewer than 10 minutes on Monday, defense attorney Brian Watkins claimed the “accusers aren’t giving you the whole truth,” and suggested the sex was consensual. He argued Winslow’s only offense was infidelity in his marriage, that his actions were immoral but not criminal. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] “Kellen Winslow has been honest from the start, over a year ago,” Watkins said. “He admitted he had consensual sex with those accusers, way back when. He was never dishonest about it.” Winslow, maintaining his innocence, told NBC San Diego last October, “It’s a money grab. Unfortunately, that’s the society we live in now.” The stunning set of allegations against Winslow comes six years after he retired from professional football after playing for the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and New York Jets. The son of divorced parents, Winslow grew up in San Diego with his father before enrolling as a star tight end for the University of Miami in 2001. While a student-athlete there in 2003, he famously garnered national attention with a rabid locker room interview, where reporters asked if he realized he had injured an opposing player. He said he didn’t care. “It’s war,” he said. “They will kill you… . So I’m gonna kill them… . I’m a [expletive] soldier!” That same year, prosecutors now say, he raped an unconscious 17-year-old girl at a house party, while he was at home in San Diego for the summer. But fearing the consequences, the alleged victim wouldn’t come forward for years, not until after seeing the news that Winslow had been arrested on sex crimes charges last June, prosecutor Bill Owens said Monday. In the meantime, Winslow was selected No. 6 overall drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2004, spending five seasons there before bouncing around the league. He avoided trouble for the most part, but reports later emerged that he was suspected of masturbating inside his car in a Target parking lot, shocking a woman who saw him. She declined to press charges and Winslow denied the allegations. Winslow did not return to the Jets after the 2013 season, in which he violated the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. He went on to live quietly with his wife in Encinitas, Calif., in an enormous ranch home with a six-car garage that looked like a big red barn. Then, in 2018, the police reports started piling up. The hitchhiker’s allegations came first. Two months later, a homeless woman reported to police that a man matching Winslow’s description, driving a similar car, raped her on the side of a road. The 59-year-old woman said she had known the alleged rapist as an acquaintance. He had been nice to her, offering her food and money and rides on several occasions after seeing her on the streets. Once, Owens said, he even offered her $50 for sex. But she had said no, Owens said. One evening in May, however, the man she allegedly knew as “Kevin” rolled up in his black Hummer at a train station where she was sitting with friends. He asked if she would like to get a cup of coffee, Owens said, and this time the homeless woman decided to take him up on the offer. But instead of coffee, Owens said the man drove her to a remote location, pulled over, pulled her out of the vehicle by her wrists and raped her anally in the dirt along the roadside. She screamed, so then he choked her, Owens said. “He left her on the side of the road, and she walked all the way, through the night, to coastal Encinitas,” Owens said. “She was afraid he was going to come after her, she was afraid she was going to find her, and so she went and sat in a taco shop by herself.” Police, who knew the famous football player lived in the area, began investigating him based on the information provided by the women. Two others, ages 71 and 86, also came forward to identify him as the suspect who broke into their home. And just weeks after the alleged May rape, a 57-year-old woman called police to report that a man riding a bike and matching Winslow’s description approached her while she was tending to flowers in her yard – and dropped his pants to expose himself. Police pulled him over and obtained a sample of his DNA on June 7, Owens said. It matched the profile of the semen found on the hitchhiker’s pants, he said. Owens said Winslow then had his Hummer detailed and promptly sold it, which Owens described as an attempt to cover up any evidence. The women’s DNA was not found in the vehicle, he said, although Winslow’s sperm was. A bike matching the one the 57-year-old gardener described to police was found in Winslow’s home, Owens said. He was arrested June 14, prompting the fourth accuser to come forward. “Kellen Winslow is a man who has been given much,” said Owens. “He reached the top heights of his profession. He reportedly has earned $40 million himself as a football player. He was born the son of a man who himself had achieved great heights in his profession. … But it was not enough for Mr. Winslow to be given what he had in life. Instead he took from these women.” Just this past March, prosecutors say, while Winslow was out on bail, he exposed himself to a 77-year-old woman in a hot tub at a fitness center, masturbating while sitting next to her. He has remained jailed without bail since then.
21 May 19
Heavy.com

I.M. Pei passed away on May 16, 2019. He was a world-renowned architect with 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

21 May 19
FKP Consultancy

College Utility Essay Crafting College education is the hottest ticket to success. That was until ü ber-rich caractere like Expense Gates and Mark Zuckerberg defied it. Despite the numbers which you could see on Forbes’ billionaires’ listing exactly where many school undergraduate middle management made it for the top earliest pages, it can be no […]

21 May 19
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There is no possible way for men with entirely divergent interests on the economy, global affairs, and wholesale jerseys domestic issues to have created a document that suited them and only them. Compromise was the only way to create a government that was support any of their interests, and thus their personal biases, while influential, […]

21 May 19
Footyzens

Leeds United is a club whose Rise and Crushing fall is something even the best of movie director might not take up to showcase in a movie. It was in the 70’s when under Don Revie, Leeds became the best team in England clinching two first division titles, one FA Cup and one League cup. […]

21 May 19
4 Tha Win

By: Malik Carey             Baseball continues to be one of America’s pastimes. The first baseball game was played on June 19th, 1846 between the New York Knickerbockers and the New York Nine. As we all know, segregation was alive and well during 1846 as the American Civil War hadn’t even began yet. Our “American Pastime” […]