Rennes to block Madrid move for Camavinga

first_imgRennes are eager to keep teenage sensation, Eduardo Camavinga, despite growing interest from Real Madrid, Marca has reported. Loading… read also:Real Madrid eye Camavinga to ease Casemiro workload The 17-year-old midfielder made his Ligue 1 debut at the age of 16 and he has made 32 appearances so far. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now Madrid lead the race for the Angola-born midfielder but the Ligue 1 side want to keep him for another season before sanctioning a move next summer.Advertisementlast_img read more

Local teams compete in PVC track championships

first_imgBREWER — Local high school track and field teams participated in their penultimate competitions over the weekend at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships in Brewer and Caribou.Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island competed in the Large-School meet Friday in Brewer. The meet pitted the Eagles and Trojans against Bangor, Brewer, Foxcroft, Hampden Academy, Hermon, John Bapst, Old Town and Presque Isle.Bucksport, Deer Isle-Stonington, George Stevens Academy and Sumner made the trip to Caribou on Saturday for the PVC Small-School championships. Caribou, Central and Orono were among the other Small-School competitors in the Class C field.Qualified athletes will compete in the state championships at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2. Ellsworth and MDI will compete in the Class B championships in Dover-Foxcroft, and Bucksport, Deer Isle-Stonington, GSA and Sumner will compete in the Class C championships in Waterboro.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBelow is a list of the top-three local finishers and all team scores for both the boys’ and girls’ events.PVC Large-School meetBoys’ 100-meter dash9. Jack Sandone, Ellsworth, 11.86 seconds10. Colby Lee, Mount Desert Island, 11.8914. Javon Williams, Ellsworth, 12.14Boys’ 200-meter dash3. Griffin Maristany, MDI, 22.978. Owen Mild, MDI, 23.5411. Javon Williams, Ellsworth, 24.85Boys’ 400-meter dash2. Griffin Maristany, MDI, 51.233. Owen Mild, MDI, 51.5411. Mike Kazmierczak, Ellsworth, 58.68Boys’ 800-meter run6. Jose Chumbe, MDI, 2:10.908. Stephen Grierson, MDI, 2:15.0312. Calvin Partin, MDI, 2:19.72Boys’ 1,600-meter run9. Beckett Markosian, Ellsworth, 5:02.4611. Stephen Grierson, MDI, 5:08.57Boys’ 3,200-meter run3. Matt Shea, Ellsworth, 10:34.728. Nick Cormier, Ellsworth, 11:16.08Boys’ 110-meter hurdles2. Elijah Joyce, MDI, 16.0012. Benton Bird, Ellsworth, 19.67Boys’ 300-meter hurdles3. Elijah Joyce, MDI, 44.544. Jack Sandone, Ellsworth, 44.6314. Benton Bird, Ellsworth, 51.46Boys’ 4-by-100 relay1. MDI, 45.435. Ellsworth, 47.73Boys’ 4-by-400 relay1. MDI, 3:32.616. Ellsworth, 4:00.21Boys’ 4-by-800 relay4. MDI, 9:04.828. Ellsworth, 9:47.02Boys’ 1,600-meter race walkNo local resultsBoys’ high jump3. Nate Mason, Ellsworth, 5 feet, 8 inches7. Billy Kerley, MDI, 5-48. Deandre Reid, MDI, 5-4Boys’ long jump5. Javon Williams, Ellsworth, 19-2 3/411. Billy Kerley, MDI, 18-013. Nate Mason, Ellsworth, 16-11Boys’ triple jump10. Billy Kerley, MDI, 36-2Boys’ shot put2. Croix Albee, MDI, 53-63. Gilbert Isaacs, MDI, 46-0 1/25. Samuel Hoff, MDI, 44-11 1/2Boys’ discus throw2. Croix Albee, MDI, 158-86. Samuel Hoff, MDI, 121-47. Micah Hallett, MDI, 120-3Boys’ javelin throw5. Elijah Joyce, MDI, 134-66. Croix Albee, MDI, 132-117. Micah Hallett, MDI, 130-0Boys’ pole vault6. Elijah Denning, MDI, 10-610. Ben Freudig, MDI, 9-6Boys’ team scores4. MDI, 87.510. Ellsworth, 21Girls’ 100-meter dash1. Ashley Anderson, MDI, 12.492. Adriana Novella, MDI, 13.208. Marilyn Sawyer, MDI, 13.51Girls’ 200-meter dash1. Ashley Anderson, MDI, 25.958. Adriana Novella, MDI, 29.06Girls’ 400-meter dash1. Zoe Olson, MDI, 1:03.1310. Emma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 1:10.15Girls’ 800-meter run3. Zoe Olson, MDI, 2:28.544. Margo Kenyon, Ellsworth, 2:31.036. Caitlin MacPherson, Ellsworth, 2:33.70Girls’ 1,600-meter run3. Caitlin MacPherson, Ellsworth, 5:42.776. Abby Mazgaj, Ellsworth, 5:54.5610. Olivia Johnson, MDI, 6:08.56Girls’ 3,200-meter run7. Katelyn Osborne, MDI, 13:10.548. Lillian Frank, Ellsworth, 13:14.909. Olivia Watson, MDI, 13:45.84Girls’ 100-meter hurdles13. Emma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 19.2615. Sydney Garrity, Ellsworth, 20.06Girls’ 300-meter hurdles6. Marilyn Sawyer, MDI, 52.06Girls’ 4-by-100 relay1. MDI, 50.845. Ellsworth, 58.50Girls’ 4-by-400 relay1. MDI, 4:17.366. Ellsworth, 4:53.45Girls’ 4-by-800 relayNo local resultsGirls’ 1,600-meter race walkNo local resultsGirls’ high jump6. Emma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 4-612. Julia Perconti, MDI, 4-2Girls’ long jump14. Anna Brown, Ellsworth, 14-316. Loren Genrich, MDI, 14-1Girls’ triple jumpNo local resultsGirls’ shot put3. Alicia Norberg, MDI, 31-1 3/45. Mackenzie Hanna, MDI, 30-10 1/2Girls’ discus throw2. Mackenzie Hanna, MDI, 103-910. Alicia Norberg, MDI, 73-5Girls’ javelin throw7. Mackenzie Hanna, MDI, 84-99. Alicia Norberg, MDI, 70-11Girls’ pole vaultNo local resultsGirls’ team scores3. MDI, 798. Ellsworth, 13PVC Small-School meetBoys’ 100-meter dash4. Carter Tolmasoff, Bucksport, 12.457. Tyson Gray, Bucksport, 12.619. Daniel Li, George Stevens Academy, 12.69Boys’ 200-meter dash6. Tyson Gray, Bucksport, 26.338. Nate Sawyer, Bucksport, 26.569. Ti Janla, Sumner, 26.63Boys’ 400-meter dash7. Nate Sawyer, Bucksport, 56.1012. Joshua Crocker, Sumner, 59.3113. Michael Moon, GSA, 59.98Boys’ 800-meter run4. Meredith Bradshaw Thomas, GSA, 2:07.236. Logan Carter, Sumner, 2:16.00Boys’ 1,600-meter run3. Brendan Penfold, Deer Isle-Stonington, 4:39.086. Luke Barnes, Sumner, 4:58.80Boys’ 3,200-meter run2. Brendan Penfold, DI-S, 10:29.514. Luke Barnes, Sumner, 10:48.65Boys’ 110-meter hurdles7. Henry Scheff, GSA, 18.9611. Bryce Coombs, Sumner, 21.30Boys’ 300-meter hurdles3. Jeremiah Scheff, GSA, 45.475. Henry Scheff, GSA, 47.937. Bryce Coombs, Sumner, 48.88Boys’ 4-by-100 relay5. GSA, 50.227. Sumner, 52.06Boys’ 4-by-400 relay4. GSA, 3:58.806. Sumner, 4:09.61Boys’ 4-by-800 relay2. GSA, 9:19.195. Sumner, 10:21.08Boys’ 1,600-meter race walk4. Parker Allen, GSA, 9:52.688. Nyamh Wolf, GSA, 10:09.02Boys’ high jump5. Thiraphong Janla, Sumner, 5-47. Henry Scheff, GSA, 5-4Boys’ long jump6. Daniel Li, GSA, 17-5 1/4Boys’ triple jump2. Daniel Bunker, Bucksport, 39-11 3/46. Henry Scheff, 36-0 3/49. Austin Clement, Bucksport, 32-1 3/4Boys’ shot putNo local resultsBoys’ discus throwNo local resultsBoys’ javelin throw7. Gavin Billings, Bucksport, 120-511. Tyson Gray, Bucksport, 112-212. Ian Renwick, GSA, 110-5Boys’ pole vaultNo local resultsBoys’ team scores6. GSA, 3210. DI-S, 1412. Sumner, 1113. Bucksport, 9Girls’ 100-meter dash7. Gabby Richardson, Sumner, 14.138. Meaghan Goodine, Bucksport, 14.339. Grace Broughton, GSA, 14.33Girls’ 200-meter dash4. Meaghan Goodine, Bucksport, 29.706. Addie Morrison, Bucksport, 30.2110. Gabby Richardson, Sumner, 30.57Girls’ 400-meter dash5. Meaghan Goodine, Bucksport, 1:06.296. Addie Morrison, Bucksport, 1:06.71Girls’ 800-meter dash1. Mary Brenna Catus, GSA, 2:29.756. Schyler Dorr, GSA, 2:47.637. Zeya Lorio, GSA, 2:49.70Girls’ 1,600-meter runNo local resultsGirls’ 3,200-meter runNo local resultsGirls’ 100-meter hurdles1. Eliza Broughton, GSA, 17.933. Mazie Smallidge, GSA, 19.07Girls’ 300-meter hurdles2. Eliza Broughton, GSA, 50.585. Grace Broughton, GSA, 53.08Girls’ 4-by-100 relay4. Sumner, 57.215. GSA, 57.85Girls’ 4-by-400 relay3. GSA, 4:29.557. Sumner, 5:13.32Girls’ 4-by-800 relay1. GSA, 10:50.90Girls’ 1,600-meter race walkNo local resultsGirls’ high jump7. Emily Erickson, Bucksport, 4-2Girls’ long jump7. Alyssa Graychase, 12-11 1/4Girls’ triple jump5. Mazie Smallidge, GSA, 29-6 1/29. Abby Terry, Bucksport, 26-9 1/2Girls’ shot put2. LeeAnn Varnum, GSA, 28-5 1/46. Brookelyn Knowles, Bucksport, 26-1 1/2Girls’ discus throw12. Brookelyn Knowles, Bucksport, 57-213. Ava Knowles, Bucksport, 50-10Girls’ javelin throw7. Kaylee Knowles, Bucksport 80-413. Blue Howard, Sumner, 65-3Girls’ pole vault3. Ava Sealander, GSA, 7-67. Zeya Lorio, GSA, 6-08. Gabriyah Gadsby, GSA, 5-0Girls’ team scores4. GSA, 719. Bucksport, 912. Sumner, 4last_img read more

DI-S junior Eaton emerging as top threat again after missing 2019 tourney

first_imgDEER ISLE — February should have been Rylee Eaton’s time in the spotlight. Instead, it was her time on the bench.After posting its second consecutive undefeated regular season, the Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team was on cloud nine ahead of the 2019 Class D tournament. With the No. 2 seed in Northern Maine and an average margin of victory of 23.1 points, the Mariners had every reason to be excited about their prospects.Deer Isle-Stonington proved its worth throughout its three appearances on the Cross Insurance Center floor, where it would win its regional quarterfinal and semifinal games before falling short against reigning state champion Southern Aroostook. Yet the Mariners’ run came as Eaton, the team’s leading scorer, was unable to take the floor with her teammates.On Valentine’s Day, one day before Deer Isle-Stonington was set to take the floor for its regional quarterfinal showdown with Ashland, Eaton’s season came to an early end. After undergoing emergency abdominal surgery, the Mariners’ standout sophomore was unable to appear in any of the team’s three tournament games.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do,” Eaton said after the Mariners’ 60-42 win over Shead on Dec. 14. “To have to sit there on the bench and watch my team live out my dream without me, that was really, really tough.”Ten months later, though, Eaton is at full strength and back on the floor. Now a junior, she’s picked up right where she left off when she led Deer Isle-Stonington to an unbeaten regular season a year ago.Entering Saturday’s showdown against Greenville at the Cross Center, Eaton was averaging 15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game. Her best efforts to date include a 21-point, six-rebound effort Dec. 11 against Sumner and a 20-point, 10-rebound effort Dec. 23 against Bucksport.Those numbers aren’t far from her 2018-19 per-game averages of 15.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 rebounds and 3.4 steals. As her team’s top scorer and the No. 2 scorer in all of Hancock County, Eaton was named to The Ellsworth’s American’s inaugural All-Hancock County team along with teammate Lily Gray.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Rylee Eaton spots up to shoot during high school girls’ basketball practice Jan. 5, 2018, in Deer Isle. Eaton is averaging 15.7 points and 6.0 rebounds through the Mariners’ first six games this season. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLEven though Eaton wasn’t able to appear in last year’s tournament, she did get to suit up and be on the bench with her teammates. There was originally a hope that she would be able to play in the tournament’s later rounds, but it ultimately took another month and a half before she was cleared for full basketball activities.“I came into it with the hope that I would get to play a little bit if my team kept going, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get cleared in time,” Eaton said. “Even when I was [cleared], it took a little bit to get back into the swing of things.”Eaton is certainly “back in the swing of things” now, as is a Deer Isle-Stonington team that’s 6-1 with its only loss coming Saturday against reigning Southern Maine champion Greenville. Yet for head coach Randy Shepard, seeing the joy his best player has exuded upon her return to the court is more important than statistics or team records.“She’s very, very happy,” Shepard said. “She missed [being on the court with her teammates] a lot. Last year in the tournament, she wanted to play so bad, and it hurt that having to watch from the bench was all she could do.”Eaton’s first game back this year came in Deer Isle-Stonington’s season opener against George Stevens Academy on Dec. 6 in Deer Isle. That game saw her score a game-high 11 points as the Mariners rode a total team effort to a 57-23 win.Eaton tried not to make too much of her return to the court, which, in her own words, was “just another game.” For her family, though, it was much more than that.“It was amazing to see her back with her teammates,” said Rylee’s mother, Angel Eaton. “It means a lot to see her out there on the court and doing what she loves.”Deer Isle-Stonington will be back in action when it takes on Shead (5-3) at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 30, in Eastport. The Mariners also have upcoming games at Machias (1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4) at home against Schenck (6 p.m. 6) and at Sumner (6:30 p.m. Jan. 8).Even though Deer Isle-Stonington is no longer undefeated, the Mariners are still in the thick of the playoff race as they seek another memorable run this February. Yet after sitting out last postseason, Eaton is more than happy to take it all in and enjoy every step along the way.“We’re going to take it one step at a time,” Eaton said. “The first step is getting into the tournament, and to do that, we have to have a good season. … I’m just happy to back with my team. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Biolast_img read more

Volleyball team ventures to ‘Great Lakes State’

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoWhile the dreaded week of midterms may be over for many on campus, the UW volleyball team still has a big test on its schedule this weekend.The Badgers will be leaving the friendly confines of the Fieldhouse to embark on a two-week road trip beginning this weekend with matches at Michigan State and Michigan.Now approximately halfway through the season, these conference away games against Big Ten opponents will be a crucial test for head coach Pete Waite’s team heading into the stretch run of the schedule.”Every time you go on the road, those teams are cranked up,” Waite said. “They’ve got all their friends and family there, so you’ve got to really focus and stand up to every bit of energy that they throw at you.”I think our last time out at Purdue and Illinois, it was great that we stood up to both of them,” he continued. “This is big because if we get by this with a couple of wins, we can start looking at the second half now.”While Michigan State and Michigan may not be two of the better teams in the Big Ten at 2-6 and 3-5 in conference play, respectively, the Badgers know the importance of every Big Ten match if they want to stay in the hunt for the conference championship.”You definitely can’t overlook any weekend in the Big Ten because they’re all difficult and every team is going to come at you with their best game,” senior co-captain Sheila Shaw said.But with a rematch against third-ranked Penn State (Wisconsin lost 0-3 in the earlier outing at the Field House October 8) the following weekend, overlooking Michigan and Michigan State may be an unintentional habit.”We’re always going to have that Penn State match in our mind, but we’re definitely focused for the Michigan games as well,” freshman Audra Jeffers said.As always, Waite emphasized the consequences of overlooking any Big Ten team on any given night.”You can’t [overlook any team] because if we mess up this weekend then we’re history and it doesn’t mean anything when we go to Penn State,” Waite said. “We want to make sure that we take care of business now and then we can look next Monday at the next week.”With that mentality in mind, preparation this week has been the same as any normal week of practice.”You prepare the same way all the time; it’s just a matter of who you’re playing that week,” Waite said. “We’ve got Michigan State and Michigan — they’re a little different style of teams, everyone’s a little bit different, but in general, we’re always trying to improve ourselves, work on something on our side of the net.”However, Waite has been adjusting Wisconsin’s offensive attack for Michigan’s defense, as sophomore libero Stesha Selsky is one of the best back-row players in the conference with 5.43 digs per game.Also on the Badgers’ scouting report for this weekend is Michigan State’s sophomore outside hitter Katie Johnson, who currently ranks second in the conference in kills with 5.21 per game.Once again, passing will be crucial for Wisconsin’s success.”Passing is huge for us,” Jeffers said. “When we’re passing well, the rest of the game is going really well so if we just stay focused on our passing right away and keep that consistent throughout the entire match we should do really well.”Waite has shuffled between sophomore Jackie Simpson and junior Katie Lorenzen at setter, so it could be perceived that the Badgers’ passing game is in a bit of a flux, but Wisconsin’s big hitters have repeatedly said that both Simpson and Lorenzen have gotten the job done.”They’re both very good setters, really confident and work very hard for our team,” Shaw said. “I think us as hitters feel really comfortable with either one of them going in. They’re great setters and it doesn’t matter who we have in.”Aside from all of the pre-game aspects, Shaw said that it always comes back to playing Wisconsin’s style of game no matter what.”It just comes back to us — focusing on our game and just trying to solidify our defense and offense and keep it crisp,” Shaw said.last_img read more

Tipp football boss says they need to ‘step it up’

first_imgTipperary are ‘going to have to step up an awful lot’ if they’re to have a chance of beating Cork in the Munster Senior Football Semi-Final.That the verdict of Premier County boss Liam Kearns, whose side set up a meeting with the Rebels by beating Waterford yesterday.The match will take place at Semple Stadium in just under two weeks. Liam Kearns says Tipp will have their work cut out to win.last_img

Chelsea U20 jet off for Copa Amsterdam

first_imgBerekum Chelsea’s U20 team left Accra on Wednesday morning for the 2013 Copa Amsterdam youth tournament in the Netherlands.Head coach Baba Iddrisu Alhassan selected 16 players for the three-day tournament.The team will transit in Casablanca and expected to arrive in the Dutch capital on Thursday.The U20 will open their campaign against Ajax Cape Town on Saturday 18 May before playing two matches the next day against Borussia Mönchengladbach and AFC Ajax in Group A. Men United, Cruzeiro EC, Fluminense and Tottenham Hotspur are in Group B.“The expectation is that our team win the trophy as they did in 2011 when they won the Yokohama Cup in Germany,” Berekum Chelsea spokesperson Isaac Amponsah told the club’s website.Copa Amsterdam will take place from the 18th until the 20th of May, in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam and restricted to U19 players. Berekum Chelsea squad:John Moosie, Elvis Lamptey, Kwadwo Opoku, Stephen Bonsu, Ahmed Adams,Douglas Mensah, Agyenim Boateng, Jibriel Kaga, Dennis Tetteh, Enoch Gyimah,Albert Gaza, Bennedict Ofori, Solomon Sabbau, Anane Justice, Stephen Anokye Badu, Franklin Oseilast_img read more

Eboue, Kolo suspended by Ivorian FA

first_imgIvory Coast international defenders Kolo Toure of Manchester City and Galatasaray’s Emmanuel Eboue are facing suspensions from the country’s Football Federation following their recent media outbursts against the body.The two players were not included in the Elephants’ squad to face Gambia and Tanzania in the forthcoming Fifa World Cup understands that the disciplinary measures against the duo were requested by the team’s coach Sabri Lamouchi, to put his set up in order.Both players also figure on a list of the team’s veterans, whom the technical staff is planning to offload in the very near future to make way for younger players.Ivory Coast will play two away fixtures against the Scorpions on June 8 and the Taifa Stars on June 16 in Group C’s World Cup qualifying.last_img read more

NFC West Betting Preview: 49ers still the favorite, Cardinals’ odds make them an interesting sleeper

first_imgSeattle SeahawksOver 9 (-130)Under 9 (+110)Odds to Win NFC WestOdds courtesy of BetOnlineSan Francisco 49ers (-125)Seattle Seahawks (+350)Los Angeles Rams (+400)Arizona Cardinals (+700) Previewing the CardinalsIt was all about growth for Arizona in 2019. The Cardinals had a rookie quarterback and a rookie head coach in Murray and Kingsbury, but they managed to show some explosiveness and promise for the future with an offense that finished in the middle of the pack in terms of yards and points.Murray showed why he was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft despite being an undersized quarterback. He completed 64.4 percent of his passes for 3,722 yards with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, averaging 6.9 yards per attempt even though Arizona played in the toughest division in the league. Another year of development under Kingsbury should lead to Murray being even better in 2020, and he now has some real weapons at the skill positions.Hopkins is a marked upgrade over what the Cardinals had last season. The ageless Larry Fitzgerald led the team in receiving with 75 receptions for 804 yards and four touchdowns, but the future Hall-of-Famer can no longer be expected to be a No. 1 receiver at the age of 37. Christian Kirk was unable to become a true difference maker, as well, but both Fitzgerald and Kirk will benefit from Hopkins receiving most of the attention as Arizona’s top receiver.Additionally, it didn’t take long for Kingsbury to realize that Johnson wouldn’t work in his system. Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds ended the season as Arizona’s top two running backs, and their agility is more in line with what Kingsbury likes to run in his modified Air Raid offense. Drake and Edmonds are likely to be better in 2020 with more time in this system.The big concern for the Cardinals is on defense. Aside from Chandler Jones and Patrick Peterson, there are no real playmakers on this side of the ball. Budda Baker has shown some potential at safety, but the biggest issues are in the front seven. Terrell Suggs had the second-most sacks (5.5 sacks) despite being 37, and no other player aside from Jones finished with more than three sacks. Arizona allowed 4.4 YPC on the ground, so the team is hoping free agent signings Jordan Phillips and De’Vondre Campbell can fix those woes.NFC West OpponentsDespite being on an upward trajectory, Arizona is projected to finish at the bottom of the NFC West again per the oddsmakers. The Cardinals have the misfortune of playing in a division that is loaded with talent, so their season win total is listed at 7.5 wins.San Francisco is the odds-on favorite to win the NFC West after nearly knocking off Kansas City in last year’s Super Bowl. The 49ers still have an elite defense, a strong power run game, and a solid quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo, so they are currently favored in both of their games against the Cardinals next season.Arizona will likely be more competitive against Seahawks and Rams. The Seahawks surprised many observers by making the playoffs and nearly winning the division over the 49ers last year, but they are destined to fall back down to Earth in 2020. They finished the year with a plus-7 point differential despite an 11-5 record, so they are a prime candidate for regression.The Rams have had to part ways with numerous playmakers in the offseason. Todd Gurley and Clay Matthews were released, and the team couldn’t afford to keep Dante Fowler Jr. and Cory Littleton after splurging so much on contracts the past few years. They were able to take flyers on veterans like Leonard Floyd and A’Shawn Robinson to keep the defense formidable, but this team no longer looks like a juggernaut.2020 NFL Win Totals: NFC WestOdds courtesy of BetOnlineArizona CardinalsOver 7.5 (-120)Under 7.5 (+100)Los Angeles RamsOver 9 (+115)Under 9 (-135)San Francisco 49ersOver 10.5 (-105)Under 10.5 (-115) The Cardinals made the shrewdest move of the offseason when they acquired DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans. Hopkins has been a first-team All-Pro receiver in each of the past three seasons, so it was stunning that the Cardinals only needed to give up injury-prone David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick, and make a fourth-round pick swap to land him. His addition will immediately give Kyler Murray a true No. 1 receiver, and Hopkins has the potential to post even better numbers in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. Unlike last season when Arizona was one of the longest shots on the board to win the Super Bowl and its division, the Cardinals have +700 odds to win the NFC West and are +5000 to win the Super Bowl in 2020.MORE NFL BETTING ODDS: GOTY | Futures | Win totals  last_img read more

Jody Calendar Named Exec Editor/Co-Publisher

first_imgRED BANK  – Jody Calendar, veteran award-winning newspaper editor, accomplished communication consultant and lifelong Two River area resident, has been named executive editor/co-publisher of The Two River Times. Domenic M. DiPiero III, president of Newport Media Holdings, LLC, which owns the newspaper announced the appointment on Monday.Calendar has deep roots in the community having grown up in Colts Neck and attending Red Bank Catholic.“I’m absolutely thrilled by the opportunity to be working with Domenic DiPiero in making The Two River Times an even greater part of this wonderful community,” Calendar said. “I look forward to engaging the public on every level, providing up-to-date online coverage and presenting timely, compelling issues that reflect the depth of this wonderful and unique county.”Calendar started her newspaper career as a rookie with The Asbury Park Press and after holding most positions in the newsroom eventually ran news, personnel and budget. She also served as the managing editor of the Bergen Record.“It’s clear with her talent and background, Jody is committed to the area and The Two River Times,” said DiPiero. “We are happy to have her on board.”Calendar has consulted on four continents, is a motivational speaker, and was named one of New Jersey’s 50 most interesting people. She was named Woman of the Year by the State Advisory Council on Women, Role Model by the National Organization of Women, and honored as a Distinguished Alumna.She has served as adjunct professor at Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College for many years She has edited, written and supervised nationally award winning projects, and is a former director of the national board of the Associated Press Managing Editors. She judges hundreds of prestigious contests and works closely with Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism serving on its Oakes Board. She has also trained for most major newspaper chains.Having run two major newsrooms and establishing a free press in developing countries, she learned new models to adapt to a transitioning industry and has insights about what all businesses need to address in a declining economy and changing clientele.As a result, she translated that knowledge and founded Calendar Communications, LLC, a Tinton Falls based company specializing in teaching organizational change, leadership and management skills.Calendar also worked to help small businesses to recover from Super Storm Sandy with the NJ Small Business Development Centers Network.Currently Calendar serves on the Board of the Monmouth County Arts Council, Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Brookdale Foundation Board of Trustees. She also works closely with CPC to raise funds through its annual fund raising gala.last_img read more

Klopp says Mourinho was ‘desperate’ for Prem return as he welcomes back old foe

first_imgJURGEN KLOPP has revealed Jose Mourinho was “desperate” to get back to the Premier League as the Liverpool boss welcomed back his old foe.The Liverpool boss laughed as he welcomed back the new Tottenham chief to the league.3 Klopp has revealed old foe Mourinho was ‘desperate’ to return to the PremCredit: Reuters3 Klopp and Mourinho have infamously clashed down the yearsCredit: EPAKlopp claimed it was clear how keen Mourinho was to come back to England while adding his shock at Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking.The German chuckled as he said: “Welcome back, Jose. It’s nice to have him back.”He was desperate, you can see that from the time he was not in.”But on the other side it shows how quick things change with Mauricio. Five months ago we played in the Champions League final, now he is on holiday.”He can enjoy it now. He did a brilliant job at Tottenham and was an outstanding coach.”I really enjoyed the games we played against each other.”When I heard it first I could not really believe it. But that’s how it is.”It will not last long and then he will be back.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMeanwhile, after sealing his return to the Premier League with Spurs, Mourinho revealed 700 people text him congratulations, including his old Manchester United boss Ed Woodward.Mourinho said it was “curious” to see so many United officials showing him “respect” now after the manner of his dismissal.MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe Special One will now have to work under Daniel Levy – a fact that doesn’t worry him one jot.Mourinho revealed: “I think we will get on well. He explained to me the vision for the club and I embraced that.”It was one of the most important reasons I accepted. So when I did that, it’s a very good start.”3Man Utd boss Solskjaer says it’s great to have Mourinho back and shrugs off threat of Pochettinolast_img read more