Rebels’ Jones hoping to build on touchdown catch

first_imgAUBURN — When he moved from cornerback to wide receiver full-time this year, Derrick Jones joined a deep group highlighted by Quincy Adeboyejo and Laquon Treadwell.Ole Miss wide receiver Derrick Jones caught a big 45-yard touchdown against Auburn on Saturday after struggling to get much playing time this season.Ole Miss wide receiver Derrick Jones caught a big 45-yard touchdown against Auburn on Saturday after struggling to get much playing time this season.The depth limited him to four catches for 62 yards in three games entering Saturday’s contest against Auburn, but he caught an important touchdown in Ole Miss’ 27-19 road win.“We’ve got a room full of talented guys, and it’s like, ‘Who do I play? Who do I put in?’” Jones said. “I’m just thankful for the opportunity, and I don’t mind waiting my turn.”A 23-yard field goal by Auburn with 4:00 left in the third quarter evened the score at 13, but Jones caught his 45-yard touchdown down the right sideline.The junior used his double-move against the defender guarding him, drawing him in, before splitting between him and another defender who had come over.“It feels good to feel like I’m finally getting my rhythm back,” Jones said. “I had kind of a rough fall camp, but I feel like I’m getting back in the groove. Just keep that confidence. You just got to go into every game with that confidence, believing that you’re going to make that play.”Contact Daniel Paulling at dpaulling@jackson.gannett.com. Follow @DanielPaulling on Twitter.last_img read more

New GVF president Levi Nedd calls for national support

first_imgLEVI NEDD has started his tenure as president of the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) with an ambitious agenda, which hopefully can cement the sport as a top three in the future.The long-serving volleyball administrator, who was voted in unopposed yesterday at the Guyana Olympic Association, told the Guyana Chronicle that he wants to see more persons involved, and that he intends to spread the sport to all corners of the country, especially in the interior.“We are calling on the entire Guyana, on all persons who have touched a volleyball to support the cause.”Nedd said that the intention is to take the game to the people. “We intend to reach out to nursery schools, secondary schools and University of Guyana.”The former GVF vice-president added that the federation would also target the major faiths.At the first meeting after the elections, Nedd, who is also president of the Berbice Volleyball Association, told the new executive that the aim is to make the federation vibrant.He also promoted 10 hallmarks, which he hopes can lift the body, among them accountability, integrity, effective communication, initiative and family.Nedd said that the idea is to look at the technicalities of the game and to use initiates to improve it. “If you continue to use the same techniques, you will not improve.”The 57-year-old said that the federation would look to have regular competitions and have teams prepared at all times and not only for competitions or for international meets.THE OTHER MEMBERSAt the elections of office-bearers, president and coach of the Castrol Volleyball Club, Rodney Fredericks, was voted in unopposed as vice-president, while Denise Miller was elected as secretary and Daniel Harricharan as treasurer. Current treasurer of the Demerara Volleyball Association, Ashley Bayley, was selected as assistant treasurer.Nedd said that the federation would soon select a technical director and a general secretary.last_img read more

QPR boss Redknapp backs Green for England recall as Hart flounders

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Harry Redknapp believes QPR keeper Rob Green has a serious chance of earning an England recall ahead of next year’s World Cup.With Manchester City’s Joe Hart enduring a dip in form, England manager Roy Hodgson has faced calls to reassess his goalkeeping options.Green, who has 12 caps, has not featured for his country since an infamous mistake against the Unites States during the last World Cup.AdChoices广告But he has been an important player in his club’s promotion challenge this season and Redknapp says the former West Ham man, 33, is capable of playing for the national side again.“Rob’s been outstanding for us, but it’s up to Roy,” said the R’s boss.“Rob wouldn’t let anyone down, that’s for sure, if he got the opportunity to play for England again.“He’s a top goalkeeper in my opinion and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be pushing to get back into the squad for the World Cup.”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last_img read more

Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri ‘hoping’ to finish career at different club, has…

first_imgMoving to Chelsea in the summer after a successful spell at Napoli, Maurizio Sarri has already won over the Stamford Bridge crowd, and all is going swimmingly. A 100% record in the Premier League four games in certainly helps, but it’s the style of football that also has the fans on the edge of their seats, with quick, intricate passing now a key element of their attacking build-up.How long Sarri remains in London will entirely depend on his results and keeping Roman Abramovich happy, but he’s already thinking about the future.Rest assured, however, Chelsea fans, because this won’t happen anytime just yet.Embed from Getty ImagesAsked by Il Mattino if he’d like to return to Napoli one day, he said: “I hope so. It could be the objective to finish my career there, but first I want to stay at Chelsea, in this splendid club, for a long time. Everything is stupendous here, everything is going great. Managing this club is a dream”.Even if it’s still very early days in his time at Stamford Bridge, these are exactly the words fans will want to be hearing.After all, you don’t want him to be saying things like how terrible working and sleeping at Cobham is just a couple of months in, do you?by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undolast_img read more

West Ham ‘testing’ with efforts to sign player, proposed offer is…

first_imgWest Ham are one of a handful of clubs to be linked with a move for Edin Dzeko over the past week or so. The former Manchester City striker said in an interview that he wouldn’t rule out a return to English and that started half the Premier League being linked with a move for him.Given how many clubs have been linked it would be assumed a lot of what is published is pretty baseless, but TMW are pushing West Ham forward as the main one.In a Thursday article which doesn’t mention any of the others linked, TMW say the Hammers have been ‘testing’ their efforts to sign the player, they’re putting their toe into the transfer waters.However, a proposed West Ham offer of €20m is mentioned and it’s thought that’s ‘perhaps a bit low’ to please AS Roma.Chelsea were interested in the 32 year old during the January transfer window, but Dzeko didn’t seem to be especially keen on the move.Unless a Champions League club come in, or if there’s someone prepared to offer a contract taking him into his mid thirties, it’s questionable whether Dzeko will really be keen on a move if Roma are content for him to stay.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undolast_img read more

Ramdhani wins Canada MVP badminton award

first_imgGuyana’s male badminton champion Narayan Ramdhani, for the second year running, has won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at King’s University in Edmonton, Canada. He won the accolade for his stellar performance for the period September 2019 to April 2020.“In the sport of bdminton, the singles discipline is the most coveted, but also the most difficult. Simply put, a great singles player must be physically fit, mentally strong and have a mastery of the racquet and shuttlecock. Our award recipient once again has gone above and beyond to make his teammates, coaches and the King’s University very proud,” King’s University, in announcing the award, declared. The Institution went on to note: “Whether it was late night fitness sessions or extra off-campus training, he took no shortcuts. He also places a great deal of pressure on himself to be the very best. His back-to-back nationals appearance is a first for King’s Badminton and we know he strides to extend that streak. His hunger to succeed on and off court is evident during practices as he is always asking for more drills. His teammates and coaches know what he is capable of and we are excited to watch his continual growth.” See below a list of his achievements during the period under review: 4th Place- CCAA National Singles Championships in Mississauga Canada 2020Silver- (Singles) ACAC Provincial Championships in Alberta Canada 2020  Bronze- (Doubles) ACAC #3 Tournament in Edmonton Alberta Canada 2020Bronze- (Singles & Doubles) ACAC #2 Tournament in Edmonton Alberta Canada 2020 Silver- (Singles) ACAC #1 Tournament in Olds Alberta Canada 2019 Bronze- (Mix Doubles) The Kings University Open Tournament in Edmonton Canada 2019Gold- (Mix Doubles) Yonex Alberta Series # 1 C-Flight Tournament in Calgary Canada 2019Semi-Finals- (Singles) Yonex Alberta Series # 1 B-Flight Tournament in Calgary Canada 2019 2-Quarter-Finals at the CAREBACO International in Barbados 2019Qualified and participated at the Pan Am Games in Lima Peru 2019Bronze- CCAA National Singles Championships in Nova Scotia Canada 2019 Gold- ACAC Singles Championships in Alberta Canada 2019 Silver- (Singles) & 5th Place (Doubles) – ACAC #3 Tournament in Alberta Canada 2019Gold- (Singles) & 4th Place (Doubles) – ACAC #2 Tournament in Alberta Canada 2019last_img read more

Ravens place running back Taliaferro on injured reserve

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — The injury picture continues to get worse for the Ravens as they placed second-year running back Lorenzo Taliaferro on injured reserve on Wednesday.The 2014 fourth-round pick had been dealing with a foot injury and was inactive for Sunday’s loss to Cleveland despite being listed as probable on the final injury report, making it unclear whether he experienced some sort of setback over the weekend. Taliaferro was placed on I.R. with a foot injury last December, meaning he will have played just 16 games in his first two NFL seasons.The Coastal Carolina product rushed for just 47 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries this season. The 225-pound Taliaferro ran for 292 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie.With starter Justin Forsett hobbled by an ankle injury suffered in the fourth quarter of the Browns game, the Ravens are dangerously thin at cornerback, which promoted general manager Ozzie Newsome to claim rookie Raheem Mostert off waivers from the Miami Dolphins. The rookie free agent from Purdue at a strong preseason with the Philadelphia Eagles before he was waived at the end of the summer.Mostert joins fellow rookie Buck Allen has the only healthy running backs on the roster while the Ravens will hope Forsett’s ankle improves enough for him to play against San Francisco on Sunday. If not, Baltimore could promote running back Terrence Magee, another rookie currently on the practice squad.Still more than a month away from Thanksgiving, the Ravens now have 11 players on I.R. even though defensive end Brent Urban holds the designation to return. Tight end Dennis Pitta is on the reserve physically unable to perform list.last_img read more

Lazio offer Liverpool Starlet Five Year Deal

first_imgLiverpool winger Bobby Adekanye is currently in negotiation of a five-year deal with Serie A side Lazio. Adekanye has been talking to the Rome club for the last month, reports Corriere dello Sport. If the Nigerian can agree terms, he will leave Anfield next summer. The 19-year-old has trained with the first team this season but has been unable to break into the side.Adekanye, who represents the Netherlands, joined Liverpool from Barcelona three years ago.He has also in the past played for Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.Relatedlast_img read more

Liberty signs 10 new players

first_imgLiberty Professionals have completed the signing of 10 new players to bolster the team ahead of the second round of the Glo Premier League on January 9.James Armah and Emmanuel Osei of Wa All Stars and former players James Disarama and Reginald Asante are some of the key players who have joined the Scientific Soccer Lads in their tough quest to revive their Premier League campaign.Liberty finished the first round of the league on the 13th position after winning just 4 of its 15 matches.But Club President, Alhaji Sly Tetteh believes his new signings are capable of turning around the fortunes of the club.The new signings will ensure the club is able to marry experience and talent in their bid to enhance their fortunes.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

Mike Sorensen: Great, good, bad and awful things about the Olympics

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — After a week of watching a lot of the Olympics in London, here are a few bests, worsts, mosts and dumbests . . .MOST INTERESTING EVENTS I’VE NEVER PAID ATTENTION TO BEFORE: Trampoline, synchronized diving and archery. I can’t tell you who won these events, but they were fascinating to watch — the trampoline because of how high they go, the diving because of how they can replicate each other’s moves so well and the archery because of the way you can see the arrows fly through the air to the target. EVENTS I CAN DO WITHOUT: Whitewater kayaking, equestrian and field hockey. Sorry if you like these, but I just couldn’t get into them. The field hockey wasn’t bad, but I couldn’t handle the blue carpet they played on, reminding me of watching Boise State football games. MOST SURPRISING NUMBER: As one old enough to remember Bob Beamon’s incredible long jump (29 feet 2 inches) at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, I was shocked to learn that the winning jump of Great Britain’s Greg Rutherford Saturday night was a mere 27 feet, 3 inches, the shortest winning Olympic long jump in 48 years. I guess Olympic athletes are faster and stronger and go higher, but they just can’t go farther. SHADES OF ’72: Many remember the 1972 Olympics when the USSR basketball team was given two “do-overs” in the final three seconds in the gold-medal game against the U.S. and on the third, they scored off a length-of-the-court pass and basket to beat the U.S. by one point and claim the gold medal. South Korea’s Shin A Lam can relate. She thought she had beaten Germany’s Britta Heidermann in a semifinal fencing match. But one second was put back on the clock and Heidermann scored a do-or-die hit in that second to win the match and advance to the gold medal. This was the match where Shin sat on the floor and cried for an hour while the South Koreans protested to no avail. BIGGEST SCANDAL OF WEEK 1: Eight women’s badminton players from China, South Korea and Indonesia getting kicked out of the Olympics for tanking matches in the round robin portion of the tournament in order to get a more favorable draw in the quarterfinals. The tanking was so obvious, with players deliberately hitting shots into the net or wide, that the fans were booing the competitors throughout the match and chanting “Off, off, off.” JUST ANOTHER BOXING SCANDAL: It wouldn’t be an Olympics without some fishy stuff going on in the boxing ring. A boxer from Azerbaijan, who was knocked down five times in one round and assessed a two-point penalty to boot, was somehow awarded a decision over Japan’s Satoshi Shimizu in a bantamweight bout. Then there was American Errol Spence, who dominated a bout with India’s Krishan Vikas, only to lose a decision. Thankfully, both decisions were overturned and one of the referees was sent home and the other might be. BEST EXCUSE FOR THE MARGIN OF USA’S 83-POINT MEN’S BASKETBALL WIN OVER NIGERIA: They didn’t want to be accused of not trying their best, which is what got all those women’s badminton players chucked out of the Olympics. DUMBEST RULE: That only two contestants per country can make the gymnastics all-around finals. Because of that, one of the best gymnasts in the world, the USA’s Jordyn Wieber, who had one of the five best scores in the preliminaries, didn’t get to compete among the 24 gymnasts in the finals Wieber may never have beaten teammate Gabby Douglas, who was sensational in winning the gold, but she should have had a chance to compete for a medal. FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE WEEK: You could say it was Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis handily winning the women’s heptathlon in front of a delirious home crowd. But how about Britain’s Andy Murray winning the men’s tennis gold medal, handily defeating Roger Federer in the finals. It may not have been Wimbledon, although it happened at Wimbledon’s Centre Court, but it came less than a month after Murray cried at the same spot after losing to Federer in the Wimbledon finals. BIGGEST ADO ABOUT NOTHING: People worried that South African 400-meter runner Oscar Pistorius has an advantage as a double amputee running on prosthetics. C’mon, can’t we just celebrate the fact that this guy has come as far as he has and is competing in the Olympics alongside runners blessed with two legs? Pistorius’ feel-good story came to an end as he didn’t advance to the finals, finishing last in his heat of the semifinals. BEST TV GRAPHIC INNOVATION: Putting the flags and names of the swimming leaders at the end of each lap and the three medal-winners at the end of each race. Also the world-record line that moves across the screen in each race. WORST GRAPHIC MISTAKE: Why can’t NBC put a small graphic in one of the upper corners of the TV screen, telling us what event is going on? Not everyone is sitting for hours watching every event, so it’s especially frustrating in the swimming events when you look up to see a race starting and not know which event it was and how long it was going to go and whether it was a final or not. It would be very simple to put a graphic in the left-hand top corner, saying, “Men’s 400 freestyle semifinal.” If it’s too much clutter, how about just replacing the NBC graphic in the right-hand top corner? DUMBEST MOVE BY THE IOC: Eliminating baseball and softball from the competition this year. Although the IOC gave some lame reasons for getting rid of the sports, some wonder if the fact that they were U.S.-invented sports, usually dominated by the U.S. was a key factor. However, the United States has won just one of five baseball gold medals – Cuba won three and South Korea the other. In softball, the U.S. did win three of the four gold medals contested since 1996 with Japan winning the other, but China and Australia also had strong programs and other countries were starting to challenge. Those sports have also been ruled out for 2016, but at least we’ll still have equestrian, rifle shooting and rhythmic gymnastics to get excited about. email: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more