Joe Bauserman picked the wrong era to try to be Ohio State’s quarterback. Early in his OSU career he was forced to compete with a highly touted recruit in senior Terrelle Pryor and is now entering his final year battling another highly touted recruit in freshman Braxton Miller. However, the redshirt senior has been given a golden opportunity to be the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes throughout Pryor’s five-game suspension. Pryor, along with offensive lineman Mike Adams, running back Dan Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas are suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits. Coach Jim Tressel will join them for failing to report their violations. Bauserman said that although the situation isn’t ideal, he is making the best of the opportunity. “It’s all you can ask for sometimes,” he said. “Under the circumstances, it sucks. You’d like to have all five of those guys, and it’s tough. But it’s an opportunity and I’ll try to take advantage of it.” Bauserman played football and baseball in high school and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth round of the 2004 MLB draft. He played three seasons in the Pirates’ farm system before walking on to the OSU football team. The 25-year-old former Minor League pitcher said he doesn’t miss baseball and is only concerned about the football team. “I don’t even think about it,” Bauserman said. “I’m focused on one opportunity and what’s going on right now.” Bauserman has fought all spring to get a leg up on the three other candidates looking to replace Pryor during his suspension. Miller, redshirt sophomore Kenny Guiton and redshirt freshman Taylor Graham each threw a touchdown pass in Saturday’s Spring Game. Bauserman said he thought he had a successful spring. “I feel good about what I did,” he said. “I have no control about whether I’ll be playing or not. It’s up to coach Tress and coach Sic (quarterbacks coach Nick Siciliano) if they’re going to give me a chance.” He said there will always be excitement with major recruits coming to campus but that he has everything in his game that those recruits have. “People want excitement. A guy that they’ve never seen before is going to get them thinking about it,” Bauserman said. “It doesn’t bother me. I feel like I can play at this level just as well as anybody else.” Senior center Mike Brewster said Bauserman’s experience should help him in the competition. “Joe’s a real solid guy. He knows the offense. He’s going to make the smart play. That’s what you want from your quarterback,” Brewster said. “I think Joe will be the No. 1 probably going into camp and, you know, he’s comfortable back there and that always makes you feel good if your quarterback knows everything about the offense.” Bauserman, however, said he does not know what Tressel will decide. “You try to get out there and do what you can do, and at the end of the day, coach will make the right decision,” Bauserman said. Junior defensive lineman John Simon said he has been impressed with Bauserman during spring practice. “Joe’s had a terrific spring for us throwing passes on the money,” Simon said. “(He’s a) great scrambler, always finds the open receiver, so I think he’s doing a nice job for us.” Bauserman said he has the skills and mobility it takes to be the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes. “You have to be somewhat mobile to be able to slide up in the pocket, have quick feet, get from progression to progression, move around and get out of some sticky situations sometimes,” Bauserman said. Although Bauserman was the first quarterback on the field for the Buckeyes during the scrimmage, he did not throw his touchdown pass until the final play of the game. He said he hopes the Spring Game helped his stock as the starting quarterback. “I feel good about what I did today,” Bauserman said. “We made some strides and got better as a team. I have no control if I’m going to be playing. It is up to coach Tressel. Today is about getting better.”
Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the third quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game in Ohio Stadium on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorRunning back J.K. Dobbins continues to make his presence felt this season as he was named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week Monday. The recognition follow his performance Saturday against Army, when the true freshman ran for 172 yards on 13 carries and scored a touchdown. He shares the honor with Rutgers quarterback Johnathan Lewis.This is the second week the award was given to Dobbins as he was was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week following a record-breaking performance in which he rushed for 181 yards on 29 carries against Indiana. That was the most rushing yards ever by an Ohio State first-year running back in his debut.Dobbins has not only been a key cog in Ohio State’s offense so far this year, but he has also been among the most productive running backs in the nation. His 451 total rushing yards are eighth in the country, and his average of 7.73 yards per carry sits at 13th-best among FBS players.Dobbins joins only Archie Griffin (1972) and Maurice Clarett (2002) as the only two freshman to total 170 yards in a game twice in a single season. Neither former Buckeye running back reached a third game with that total.Dobbins will attempt to become the first Ohio State freshman running back to do just that when he and the rest of the Buckeyes take on UNLV Saturday in Ohio Stadium at noon.
Mohamed Salah broke Premier League’s goal record as Liverpool cruised to a 4-0 victory at Anfield.Most of the Liverpool players who were present from the first minute in the loss to Chelsea started this game as well. The only changes Klopp made was dropping Milner and Clyne. Alexander-Arnold was the right back, Henderson and Wijnaldum were the only true midfielders, while Solanke got a rare chance to lead the attack. Izquierdo, Ulloa, Gross and Saltor were absent from Chris Hughton’s lineup that took the field a week ago at Manchester City. Locadia, March, Kayal and Schelotto were brought in instead.There was a penalty claim for Liverpool in the 9th minute, when Alexander-Arnold’s cross hit Shane Duffy on the arm. The referee could’ve calmly shown on the penalty spot. Duffy was lucky that Kevin Friend decided to keep quiet. Nine minutes later, The Reds had another penalty claim. I don’t know what was the referee thinking, but it was a clear penalty. Duffy was the guilty party again, as he tripped Salah inside the box. A terrible decision. Salah and Klopp were understandably unhappy. A minute after that, Sadio Mane had an excellent opportunity to score. He was one-on-one with the goalkeeper, yet shot the ball straight at him.Brighton was barely connecting passes, as Liverpool had full control of the possession and pressured immediately upon losing it. In he 26th minute we had the first goal of the game and guess who scored it? Yes, you’re right. It was Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian broke the Premier League record for goals in a season with 32. He managed to break free inside the box for just a second. It was enough for Alexander-Arnold to find him and for him to fire a low left-footed shot that Mathew Ryan was unable to reach.A couple of minutes later, the score should’ve been increased to 2-0. A failed offside trap left Mane and Salah all alone with Brighton’s goalie. Mane could’ve taken a shot, but decided to set up Salah instead. Ryan used the fact that the strikers were close next to each other and saved Salah’s attempt. The ball rebounded back to the record-breaker, who shot again. A Brighton defender threw his body in the way and blocked the shot at the goal line. An unbelievable miss. By the 30th minute, the home team had 10 attempts on goal. Brighton had none.Scotland’s Robertson hopes for a positive result against Belgium Manuel R. Medina – September 7, 2019 Scotland was defeated at home 2-1 by Russia in yesterday’s 2020 European Championship qualifiers, and the team is almost out of the race for a spot at the Euros.Wijnaldum and Firmino had chances to score as well. The Dutch international’s strike from inside the box was a weak one and right up the middle, while the Brazilian’s flew over the bar. Liverpool finally got that second goal in the 40th minute. Brighton cleared the ball during a corner kick, but it came right to Van Dijk, who passed it on to Robertson. The left back then sent a cross, Dejan Lovren flew in and headed the ball home. The two teams were simply classes apart.At the beginning of the second half, Firmino and another Liverpool player took the ball away at midfield. Liverpool’s #9 was the one who took it, ran with it and then fired a long-range shot that forced Ryan to make a save. Klopp’s decision to start Dominik Solanke paid off as the youngster scored his first goal for Liverpool after 26 appearances, mostly short cameos. It was the 54th minute when Firmino gave the ball to Salah at midfield. The Egyptian magician dribbled past a couple of challengers, pushed the ball forward and then passed it to Solanke on the right side of the box. The tall attacker set himself up and blasted a powerful shot that shook the inside of the cross bar before hitting the net.Pascal Gross and Glenn Murray came in as substitutions after the goal. Two consecutive mistakes by Bong and Schelotto left Firmino with a perfect opportunity to further Brighton’s misery. He placed his shot, but the placement wasn’t good enough, as Matt Ryan made the save. Sadio Mane received a standing ovation for his tremendous season in the 74th minute, as he was walking off the pitch to make way for Adam Lallana. In the 84th minute, Salah received the most well deserved standing ovation of the season when was substituted by 18-year-old Ben Woodburn. Firmino left the pitch as well. Ings replaced him.Not long after the changes, Liverpool’s slow build-up play ended with a cross that was deflected right onto Robertson’s left foot. The extraordinary left back scored to make it 4-0. That’s how it stayed until the final whistle. The Reds were close to sealing a direct berth to the Champions League group stage through the league, but Tottenham somehow managed to defeat Leicester City 5-4 in order to finish 3rd. Nevertheless, it was a fantastic season for Klopp and his squad that is now going to get ready for one of the most anticipated finals in CL history.
Kevin-Prince Boateng dubbed his move to Barcelona as a “dream” after the midfielder’s shock loan switch was completed on Monday.Boateng, 31, joined the Catalan side on loan from Serie A side Sassuolo for the rest of the season, with an €8million purchase option included.The former AC Milan and Las Palmas midfielder said it was a dream to get an opportunity to play for Barca.‘It’s an honour to play for Barcelona’ – KP Boateng https://t.co/zdQ3oVTwKM pic.twitter.com/RHI69UTBSZ— SportsAfric (@sports_afric) January 22, 2019Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“I’m very happy. It’s a big honour to be here and have the possibility to play for this great club,” Boateng told Barca TV and cited on FourFourTwo.“For every kid who starts to play football I think it is a dream to play for a club like Barcelona, so for every player and especially for me it’s a big dream come true.”Boateng only arrived at Sassuolo from Eintracht Frankfurt in July last year, making 15 appearances for the club.📹 INSIDE VIEW👀 @KPBofficial’s first hours in Barcelona ⚽️ #EnjoyPrince 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/urV1TzKGTV— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 21, 2019
May 1, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNationwide, immigration was a hot topic during May Day Marches.At Chicano Park, a few dozen people showed up to advocate for immigration as well as worker rights.Those who were there listened to speakers and watched cultural dance performances.The march was peaceful and there was no report of arrests. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: May 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom May Day March at Chicano Park Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Tom CarsonTiVo and Samsung have agreed the terms of a broad intellectual property licence, suspending all pending patent litigation between the two companies.The deal will provide certain rights under TiVo’s patent portfolios for Samsung’s mobile, consumer electronic and set-top box businesses.TiVo said that as part of the deal, the parties will seek an immediate stay of all pending litigation and patent challenges between the two companies and, after satisfying certain conditions in Q4 2016, will seek to dismiss them.In TiVo’s third quarter earnings announcement, which was announced the same day, TiVo president and CEO, Tom Carson, said that the Samsung deal “demonstrates that the merger of Rovi and TiVo offers tremendous synergies and will result in a stronger combined company”.“This agreement with Samsung not only validates the relevance and longevity of the acquired TiVo intellectual property, but also highlights our preference for commercially reasonable deals over on-going litigation,” said Carson.“This deal demonstrates the value that can be created with our IP portfolios and is a good proof point of revenue synergies resulting from the combination of Rovi and TiVo.”TiVo reported Q3 revenue of US$153.1 million, an increase of 33% year-on-year, following the TiVo-Rovi merger and the renewal of the DISH Network license agreement. Net income was US$49.9 million, compared to a net loss of US$18.5 million for the third quarter of 2015.
Tele Columbus HQGerman cable operator Tele Columbus has completed the rollout of its fibre-to-the-building network to 12,000 homes in the city of Plauen in Saxony.The operator connected over 1,100 buildings belonging to housing associations WbG Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Plauen mbH and AWG Wohnungsgenossenschaft Plauen eG to its Gigabit-capable network.Construction work on the project started at the beginning of 2018 and involved 8.5km of civil engineering work and a total of 98km of fibre.Tele Columbus said it would be able to extend FTTH at minimum cost in buildings with up-to-date microtubes installed in their structure at a later date.The company said that the completion of the fibre rollout would enable it to eliminate the use of existing copper cables and electrical signal amplifiers.