Malzahn won’t announce Auburn’s starting QB at Kentucky

first_imgAuburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson continues to struggle as he threw for just 100 yards in Saturday's 45-21 loss Saturday at LSUAuburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson continues to struggle as he threw for just 100 yards in Saturday’s 45-21 loss Saturday at LSUPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:8536a15b316b5d736ba0040 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-33240-4552888515001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.AUBURN — The mystery continues on who will be Auburn’s starting quarterback for the Thursday night game at Kentucky.Unlike what he’d done the last two weeks, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn decided to not announce a starting quarterback between Sean White or Jeremy Johnson during his weekly media conference and added that decision won’t be made until “later in the week”.“By the end of this week, we’ll have who will start,” Malzahn said Monday morning.Malzahn’s lack of an announcement on the situation comes less than 24 hours after Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said “I don’t know” about the quarterback competition during the Tigers bye week preparations.“I believe in both of those guys. I really do,” Lashlee said Sunday night. “I haven’t given up on them because I know what they got in them and I like the way they’ve approached practice lately, and competing and preparing. All you can do is keep working, keep pushing through and make something happen.”Auburn Tigers quarterback Jeremy Johnson (6) talks to Auburn Tigers quarterback Sean White (13) after the NCAA football game between LSU Tigers and Auburn on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. LSU Tigers defeated Auburn Tigers 45-21. Albert Cesare / AdvertiserAuburn Tigers quarterback Jeremy Johnson (6) talks to Auburn Tigers quarterback Sean White (13) after the NCAA football game between LSU Tigers and Auburn on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. LSU Tigers defeated Auburn Tigers 45-21. Albert Cesare / AdvertiserMalzahn did give a hint Monday morning by saying White “has done nothing to lose the job” in his first two career starts the last two weeks against Mississippi State and San Jose State.“(White) has done a very good job (but) we just wanted the guys to compete,” Malzahn said. “I think it has been good for both of them.”Malzahn said Monday the decision on starting quarterback “could be” a game-time decision but also said a final call could be made by the end of preparation for Kentucky tomorrow.“Honestly, we’ve been able to play with both of them and knowing the ability of both of them…it’s not really a worry thing,” Auburn receiver Melvin Ray said Monday. “I could see why there’s a battle between those two now because it could go either way. It’s just all about whoever can give us the best chance.”Malzahn said Monday that the competition has been good for Johnson to “be back in the mix” from a confidence standpoint after benching the junior from Montgomery. Johnson’s six interceptions in his first three starts led Malzahn to bench him in favor of White.“He’s actually had a quite positive attitude (and) people wouldn’t think so, but ever since he’s been demoted or what not he’s had a good attitude, he’s been working really hard and looking really good,” Ray said Monday.Auburn quarterback Sean White (13) and Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson (6) warm up before the NCAA football game between Auburn and Mississippi State on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Auburn, Ala.Auburn quarterback Sean White (13) and Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson (6) warm up before the NCAA football game between Auburn and Mississippi State on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Auburn, Ala.However, White, the 6-foot signal caller, inability to create big plays with his arm have forced the quarterback competition.“That’s been probably the biggest issue we’ve had as far as getting in rhythm or as putting points on the board,” Malzahn said. “We’ve got that plan during the off-week moving forward, personnel-wise and everything that goes with that, so hopefully that will carry over to Thursday night.”Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops says he there is no need to change the game plan for either quarterback because what the Tigers have asked both players to do behind center doesn’t change.“Not a whole heck of their offense changes,” Stoops said Wednesday during the SEC coaches teleconference. “They’re very creative in what they do and put a lot of pressure on you. It all starts with them being physical and running the football.”last_img read more

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If U of L doesn’t beat Kentucky, will anyone?

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-17:20b92396eb5386b480f4659 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-981102-3958288723001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.LEXINGTON, Ky. – Seth Greenberg didn’t hedge. Weighing the carnage top-ranked Kentucky has already wrought and the underwhelming Southeastern Conference schedule ahead, the ESPN analyst and former Virginia Tech coach just blurted it right on out there.“If they beat Louisville,” he said, “they’re going to run the table.”So there it is, Greenberg offering aloud what many have begun to wonder and whisper after the Wildcats won their first dozen games by an average of 29.1 points. Four of those were against teams with enough players and pedigree to have a prayer (beforehand). The results: a 32-point romp over 10th-ranked Kansas, a 12-point win against ninth-ranked Texas, a 14-point beating of 20th-ranked North Carolina and Saturday’s 39-point bludgeoning of UCLA.Kentucky basketball vs. Louisville basketball lookahead“Kentucky has got this march to history that they’re on,” said Greenberg’s ESPN colleague, Jay Bilas, “and Louisville, to a lot of observers, is the one team that is standing in its way to get to the tournament undefeated. I still think there are a lot of games that can trip up that sort of march in SEC play, but I think Louisville is the best of the opponents in the regular season that Kentucky is going to face.”How juicy is that? The fourth-ranked rival Cardinals, who are also undefeated but so far swallowed up by the shadow being cast from 80 miles east on Interstate 64, might be college basketball’s best hope of smudging the Cats’ clean record.If they don’t, look out.“I think as it grows, they’re going to get hungrier,” Bruins coach Steve Alford said after his team was torn apart by the Cats. “Just looking at their demeanor, this thing reaches 18, 19, 20 in a row, you may not get them, because they’ll get really hungry and think that they can do it now.”REMOVES REFERENCE TO NORTH CAROLINA IN SECOND SENTENCE - Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) grabs a rebound over UCLA forward Tony Parker (23) and Norman Powell, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)REMOVES REFERENCE TO NORTH CAROLINA IN SECOND SENTENCE – Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) grabs a rebound over UCLA forward Tony Parker (23) and Norman Powell, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)After this weekend’s game at Louisville, only SEC opponents remain. The league’s lone other top-25 team in Ken Pomeroy’s advanced statistical ratings is a flawed Florida squad, which ranks 14th but has four losses and zero top-100 wins and little in the way of a post presence (where Kentucky can be devastating).Then there’s No. 30 Georgia, No. 33 Arkansas, No. 34 South Carolina and No. 61 LSU – which does have a pair of future pros in the paint and won at West Virginia but also lost to Old Dominion. That’s not exactly a murderer’s row.“It’s always the one you least expect, where maybe a team like Kentucky doesn’t take the opponent seriously and they wind up getting beat. That happens, especially on the road,” Bilas said. “But when Kentucky has been engaged, when you expect them to play well and it’s a quote-unquote ‘big game,’ nobody’s touched them. I haven’t seen one minute – not one – to this point in the season where I’ve had the feeling that the opponent was going to win. Not one second.”The last time Bilas can remember a team like that? UNLV almost a quarter of a century ago. The 1991 Runnin’ Rebels were the last team to enter the NCAA Tournament unblemished until Wichita State last season, which UK beat in the Round of 32.“You start thinking about, ‘Who does this team compare to?’ We’re talking about them in historical terms,” Bilas said. “Even on a relative basis, it’s been a long time since you could say, ‘Well, who’s been this dominant?’ Especially defensively. I don’t think this team is a great offensive team. But, boy, their defense is – there’s no other word than great. To this point, it’s been historically great.”How, then, might Louisville slay the giant?“To beat Kentucky, you’ve got to get them out of rhythm, you’ve got to own the tempo of the game, you’ve got to score ahead of the defense – which you can do if you turn them over – and finally you’ve got to make threes,” Greenberg said. “I think Louisville can do three of the four. I don’t think they can make enough threes. So what is that going to force them to do? It’s going to force them to create a lot of turnovers.”Bilas agrees. The trouble: Kentucky ranks seventh nationally in turnover margin and coughs it up just 11.3 times per game.On the other end, Greenberg recommends U of L drive and kick it out – and often make yet another pass – for a decent shot against the Cats’ long and disruptive defense. Both Kansas and UCLA tried to score at the rim over Kentucky.“And what happened?” Greenberg said. “Annihilation.”That sounds daunting, even for a top-five team playing at home against the Wildcats. If the Cardinals can’t pull an upset, chatter about an undefeated season will grow to a roar.“We’re already talking about it. It is reasonable,” Bilas said. “But even if it’s not, it’s not like reasonable has been the bar for the media. So the only thing that matters is how the players deal with it. And the hardest thing to manage in basketball is winning, because it’s human nature to get complacent. You start to think that, ‘Well, nobody can beat us. We’ll win.’“This team is really good, and it’s going to be interesting to see how they motivate themselves down through conference play, because playing for a record is not an easy or necessarily fun way to play. It’s kind of like hanging onto something that doesn’t belong to you.”Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein gets a breakaway slam dunk against North Carolina. Cayley-Stein had 15 points, 4 steals and 6 rebounds. Dec. 13, 2014Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein gets a breakaway slam dunk against North Carolina. Cayley-Stein had 15 points, 4 steals and 6 rebounds. Dec. 13, 2014last_img read more

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HSI Autumn Mare Selections 2017

first_img  HSI Autumn Mare Selections 2017 16 August 2017, 11:39 9th October 2017Warrington Top Flight EC, Co. Kilkenny APPLICATION FORMSCLICK HERE for an Application for the Irish Sport Horse Mare Selections Autumn 2017CLICK HERE for an Application for the Irish Draught Horse Mare Selections Autumn 2017CLICK HERE for Procedures and Guidelines for Irish Sport Horse Mare Inspections 2017CLICK HERE for Procedures and Guidelines for Irish Draught Horse Mare Inspections 2017 Horse Sport Ireland will be holding Irish Sport Horse and Irish Draught Horse mare inspections throughout the country in September and October. Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12th September 2017. 29th September 2017Tubberbride EC, Collooney, Co. Sligo Tags: 27th & 28th September 2017Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway 3rd October 2017Ravensdale Equestrian Centre, Co. Louth DATEVENUE Note: HSI is running a number of dates and venues for mare selections in Autumn 2017. Every effort will be made to accommodate entries at their desired venue, however this cannot be guaranteed. Venues & dates are PROVISIONAL, dependent on sufficient entries and may be subject to change. Home  »  Breeding News  »   HSI Autumn Mare Selections 2017 5th October 2017Ballybrack EC, Ballybrack, Glenville, Co Corklast_img read more

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Milovan names squad for Lesotho game

first_imgGhana play Lesotho at home on October 12 at the Sekondi Sports Stadium in the final Group 5 match.The Black Stars are expected to win to guarantee them a place amongst the final 20 teams who would play for the five qualifying spots available to Africa at the 2010 World Cup.Milovan Rajevac has named his second Ghana squad since taking over the Black Stars in August, making just a few changes to the team he announced for the last game against Libya.The Stars would be without Michael Essien of Chelsea, Kaizer Chiefs defender, Jonathan Quartey, and Laryea Kingston who has two yellow cards.Despites their absence, some old members of the team make a return, Lyon defender, John Mensah who missed the Libya game through injury returns to the squad.Matthew Amoah, scorer of six goals for club, NEC Breda in the Dutch Eredivise after four games is in contention for a starting place for Ghana. The striker pulled out of the opening Group 5 match for Ghana because he was indisposed but has earned another call up from Milovan Rajevac.Prince Tagoe who scored twice in four World Cup qualifying games is back after missing the match in Libya while Auxerre regular, Moussa Narry gains a call up.Defenders, John Boye and David Addy, both former regular members of the local Black Stars are called up as the Liberty Professionals duo of Yaw Antwi and midfielder Daniel Yeboah are the only new names in the local contingent of six players.Ghana missed the chance to top the Group 5 table after defeat to Libya, but Milovan Rajevac says his players would come good at the Sekondi Sports Stadium as he reflects on the important game.Ghana squad: Goalkeepers: Richard Kingson (Wigan Athletic, England), George Owu (El Masry, Egypt) William Amamoo (Etasellat, Egypt)Defender: John Paintsil (Fullham, England), Harrison Afful (Gomoa Feyernood, Ghana), Samuel Inkoom (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), John Boye (Stade Rennes, France), David Addy (Randers FC, Denmark), John Mensah (Olympique Lyon, France), Eric Eddo (PSV Eindhoven, Holland)Midfielder: Daniel Yeboah (Liberty Professionals, Ghana), Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan, Italy), Anthony Annan (Rosenborg, Norway), Haminu Dramani, (Locomotive Moscow, Russian) Moussa Narry (Auxerre, France), Stephen Appiah (unattached), Agyeman Badu (Berekum Arsenals, Ghana)Strikers: Junior Agogo (Zamalek, Egypt) Matthew Amoah (NAC Breda, Holland), Yaw Antwi, (Liberty Professionals, Ghana), Eric Bekoe (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Prince Tagoe (Al-Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia).last_img read more

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Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, and team news for TONIGHT’S Premier League game

first_imgARSENAL travel to Aston Villa in good nick as they look to keep their hopes of qualifying for Europe via the league route alive.The Gunners beat Man City 2-0 in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final and will be looking for a win to boost their chances of finishing in the top seven.Aston Villa will require a big performance from captain Jack Grealish if they are to stay upCredit: Getty Images – GettyMeanwhile Villa know they must pick up a minimum total of three points from this game and Sunday’s finale at West Ham to have any chance of survival.What time does Aston Villa vs Arsenal kick off?What TV channel is Aston Villa vs Arsenal on and can I live stream it?Aston Villa vs Arsenal is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.Coverage commences at 8pm, following the crucial game between Watford and Man City.To stream the game live, head to Sky Go.Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action by purchasing a Now TV Day Pass for £9.99.Team newsWesley, Tom Heaton and Bjorn Engels remain long-term absences for Aston Villa while Neil Taylor is also out with a hamstring injury.Kortney Hause has recovered from an abdominal injury and will be looking to put pressure on Ahmed Elmohamady for the right-back slot.And Dean Smith will have to decide between continuing with Mbwana Samatta up front or bringing in Keinan Davis.Arsenal are likely to ring the changes from their FA Cup win, with the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares and Bukayo Saka potentially getting an opportunity.Mesut Ozil has also recovered from a back problem to put himself in contention to start.But Bernd Leno, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers will not play again this season.Latest oddsLatest odds from Ladbrokes are as follows.Aston Villa 11/5 Draw 5/2Arsenal 23/20Both teams to score 8/15What they saidAston Villa boss Dean Smith: “We had a good win against Crystal Palace and followed it up with a good performance at Everton, where we should have won the game,” Smith said in his pre-match press conference.“They have to maintain the performance levels, work hard for each other and if you do that, you get the rewards. We need to win, we know that.“You’ll always have people that want to put you down at times, so the job is to prove people wrong.“We believe that we have enough in the dressing room, and we have to prove that.”Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: “They have a massive urgency because they probably have to win both games to have a chance to survive.“When you are in that situation you are fighting for your life, so they are going to give absolutely everything.“We have to be in the same mood. We still have to win both games and wait to have a chance to qualify for Europe and that’s the mood that I want from everybody involved.” What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017center_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Funny Moments Of Football Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4last_img read more

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Christian evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

first_imgRon Galella Ltd./WireImage(NEW YORK) — The Rev. Billy Graham, one of the world’s most famous Christian evangelists, has died, a family spokesman said Wednesday. He was 99.Graham died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning, spokesman Mark DeMoss said.At a press briefing Wednesday night, DeMoss said Graham — whose body he said is currently at Morris Funeral Home in Asheville, North Carolina — was not in the company of any family members when he died. DeMoss said Graham died in his sleep, and that an attendant nurse would have been the only person with him.DeMoss said Graham’s body is slated to move Thursday afternoon to the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville. A private family prayer service will be held Saturday morning. Beginning Monday, for at least two days, Graham’s body will lie in repose at the Graham family home.Then next Friday, a 90-minute funeral will be held at which his son Franklin Graham will speak, in addition to his other children. The hymns chosen for the funeral are some of Graham’s favorite. In fact, he personally approved the details of the service years ago.After the funeral, Graham’s body will be buried at a cross-shaped brick walkway in the northeast side of the Billy Graham Library, next to his wife Ruth, who was buried in 2007. The interment will be private and family-only. Casket was made by inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary prison in Angola. Invitations have been extended to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as living ex-presidents, DeMoss said.Known as “America’s pastor,” Graham was a key figure in the revival of the U.S. evangelical Christian movement. The preacher began holding revival meetings in the 1940s and went on to become an adviser to several U.S. presidents.He had been in poor health in recent years, and had turned his international ministry over to son Franklin Graham. Graham did not have cancer, despite reports claiming otherwise, his spokesman said. Despite numerous hospitalizations in recent years, Graham’s work remained in the public eye late into his life. In 2011, around his 93rd birthday, he released what The Associated Press said was his 30th book, “Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well,” on the subject of aging. Also in 2011, audio files documenting six decades of his ministry were put online in a searchable database.Graham brought evangelical Christianity into the mainstream. As a spiritual adviser to U.S. presidents, he had great access to the White House.“Each one I’ve known long before they ever became president, been in their homes many times; always called them by their first names, until they became president,” Graham said of several former presidents.He was especially close to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and both Bushes.Bill Clinton turned to him after his much publicized sex scandal, and George W. Bush credited Graham with helping him to quit drinking alcohol.When asked how his life would be different if it were not for Billy Graham, George W. Bush said simply, “I wouldn’t be president.”Donald and Melania Trump met Graham at the preacher’s 95th birthday party in 2013, but they never met after Trump took office as president.The evangelist brought his “Billy Graham Crusades” around the world, preaching to more than 210 million people in 185 countries and territories. His largest such gathering drew 1 million people in Seoul, South Korea, in the 1970s. As Graham prepared at age 86 for what he called his final U.S. crusade, a three-day event in New York City the weekend of June 25, 2005, he pondered his own mortality.“Do I fear death?” he asked at a news conference. “No. I look forward to death with great anticipation. I’m looking forward to seeing God face to face, and that could happen any day.”Graham was met with criticism in February 2002, when audiotapes released by the National Archives revealed a 1972 conversation with Nixon at the White House in which Graham said Jewish people had a “stranglehold” on the media.He later apologized and said his work with Jewish people over the years belied that remark.Billy Graham had been admitted numerous times in recent years to Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, for a pulmonary condition. Upon being admitted Nov. 30, 2011, he was seen “alert, smiling and waving at hospital staff,” his family said in a statement at the time.He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1989. He also suffered from prostate cancer and hydrocephalus, or fluid on the brain, according to The Associated Press. In January 2004, he fell and fractured his left hip, and afterward used a walker to move about.A born preacherGraham was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and raised on a dairy farm in nearby Montreat. The eldest of four children in a strict Presbyterian family, he was known as “Billy Frank” in his teenage years.His life began to change at age 16 when he heard the fiery sermon of a traveling evangelist named Mordecai Ham, who persuaded him to give his life to Christ during a spiritual revival. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, but left after one semester, saying the religious school was too strict.He went on to Florida Bible Institute, now called Trinity College, near Tampa and was ordained a Southern Baptist minister in 1939.At Wheaton College in Illinois, he majored in anthropology. In 1943, he married fellow Wheaton student Ruth McCue Bell, daughter of a missionary doctor. They remained married until her death in 2007. From 1947 to 1952, Graham served as president of Northwestern College in Minneapolis. It was during this period that he began holding revival meetings with singer George Beverly Shea and song leader Cliff Barrows.By 1949, his career was taking off as some 10,000 people were turning out to hear Graham’s preaching on a regular basis. A New York City crusade in Madison Square Garden in 1957 ran nightly for 16 weeks.Graham founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1950, running it for 50 years before retiring and handing it over to his son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, in November 2000.Graham began preaching overseas in 1954 with a visit to Great Britain, where more than 2 million people attended his rallies. He held hundreds of rallies around the world, including South Africa, South Korea, Poland and Romania. In 1990, he toured China, something he would later call the “greatest crusade of my life.”Graham’s autobiography, “Just As I Am,” was published in 1997. Family businessAfter Franklin Graham took over as CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the elder Graham continued to serve as chairman of the board. Franklin Graham also ran his own ministry, the Samaritan’s Purse international relief organization.The other four Graham children also got into the family business, either through their own ministries or evangelical speaking.Graham is survived by three daughters, two sons, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Tyson Fury on what he’ll do if Luis Ortiz beats Deontay Wilder and his message for Andy Ruiz Jr.

first_imgMORE: Fury predicts Ruiz will beat Joshua again”If I was a promoter, and I’m not, my goal would be to make as much money as possible for both fighters and to go where the most money is for the fighters,” Fury said. “So, that’s what I think Eddie Hearn is doing. Saudi Arabia is an off-the-beat place and not usually a boxing place. Then, neither was Zaire or Manila, where [Muhammad] Ali fought George Foreman and Joe Frazier. Those countries put on significant events there and put their countries on the map.”How you become a global superstar is traveling to different countries and fighting there,” he continued. “Muhammad Ali was a classic example of going around the world, boxing in many different countries. If Andy Ruiz wants to be great, it shouldn’t make a difference where he boxes in the world. His concern should be to win and be viewed by as many people as possible.” To cap things off, Joshua and Ruiz engaged in a back-and-forth war, including arguably the best round of 2019 when Joshua dropped Ruiz once, and Ruiz sent Joshua to the canvas twice. Ultimately, Ruiz scored two more knockdowns in the seventh round to pull off the upset.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearJoshua and Ruiz will meet again on Dec. 7, while Wilder and Ortiz are scheduled to face off sometime in the fall. If Wilder wins and Fury wins his Sept. 14 fight against Otto Wallin, then their rematch is set for Feb. 22.But what happens if Fury gets by Wallin and Ortiz shakes things up in the division by beating Wilder? Would the “Gypsy King” be willing to face Ortiz or does the landscape change for him?”To be honest, it really doesn’t matter for whatever opponent is next for me, whether Wilder wins or Ortiz wins,” Fury told Sporting News. “I’m sure if Ortiz wins, there would be an immediate trilogy, so I wouldn’t be fighting both of those guys straight away. Then I’d be looking at the winner of Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua.”Criticism has come from every circle for the Joshua-Ruiz sequel taking place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, with reasons including the country’s human rights record and the death of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi. When the bout was made official by Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, Ruiz was reluctant at first to travel to the Middle East, but ultimately wound up agreeing to the fight. Fury can understand where Hearn is coming from in staging the highly anticipated rematch in the Middle East. What Fury doesn’t understand is the reluctance of Ruiz to travel abroad when perhaps the sport’s most celebrated icon competed in different parts of the world. In the last 18 months, the heavyweight division has been on an ascent not seen since the days of Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield. Leading the pack is unified world champion Andy Ruiz Jr., WBC titlist Deontay Wilder, lineal champion Tyson Fury and former unified titleholder Anthony Joshua.Everything started with Wilder’s thrilling come-from-behind stoppage win over Luis Ortiz in March 2018. Then Wilder and Fury battled to a split draw last December in one of the best fights of 2018, which had the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist score what appeared to be an emphatic knockout in the 12th round, only for Fury to rise from the dead and make it to the final bell.last_img read more

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Giants vs. Patriots: Who to start/sit in fantasy for ‘Thursday Night Football’

first_imgFLEX: TE Rhett Ellison ($200)It’s no secret it’s smart to load up on the principals of the Patriots’ offense tonight and round it out with their defense. We were greedy and double-stacked Brady and his top two wideouts minus Dorsett and then Michel and their defense, too.Gordon is the tournament-style captain we like, and again, if Ellison gives us even 2-20 and a TD for a 5x return on our investment, we should be in business. ‘Thursday Night Football’ can either make or break your fantasy football results for a given week in your seasonal leagues — or at least make you feel that way as you look at your small-sample score for three days. There’s also a lot on the line when it comes Showdown DFS contests on DraftKings, too, especially in a weirdly lopsided game like Week 6’s Giants vs. Patriots.Start ’em, sit ’em decisions are always magnified, as no one wants to start the week in a hole. Here’s a breakdown of Week 6’s Thursday game between the Giants and Patriots in New England (8:20 p.m. ET, FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video): MORE TNF: DraftKings lineup | Betting preview | Edelman injury news | Gordon injury newsGiants: Who to start or sit in fantasy football on Thursday nightSit: QB Daniel JonesThe Patriots’ pass defense has dominated early and allows the fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. A rookie with limited weapons against a Bill Belichick scheme? Nope.Sit: RB Jonathan HillmanThere’s no Saquon Barkley (ankle) or Wayne Gallman (concussion), but you cannot trust the inept Hillman in a game where there will be a hugely negative game script, especially as he’s shown nothing in the passing game.Sit: WR Darius SlaytonThe promising rookie has some juice after delivering for Jones in a tough matchup against the Vikings last week and could do some good things with Sterling Shepard (concussion) out, but he’s likely the one getting the most of Stephon Gilmore outside here.Start: WR Golden TateThis is a PPR special, as we know Tate doesn’t score very often and the Patriots don’t allow many scores. The veteran should work the slot on shorter routes to rack up a few catches off high targets from Jones. Something like six catches for 70 would do the trick for you as a WR3.Start: TE Rhett EllisonHe’s been OK for the Giants when Evan Engram has been unavailable in the past, so this is more of a streaming replacement option for desperate Engram owners only. Given the sorry state of the position deep on waivers, you might as well take a shot here with Patrick Chung hurting. The Patriots have faced only two viable tight ends all season, Vance McDonald and Dawson Knox, and gave up a little something to them. Ellison is a best bet for a random short garbage TD.Sit: Giants D/STBut you knew that already.Patriots: Who to start or sit in fantasy football on Thursday nightStart: QB Tom BradyIt’s more C-A-K-E for the G-O-A-T. Around 300 yards and three TDs should happen again.Start: WRs Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon.Edelman wil destroy Grant Haley in the slot after his hundy and a score against the Redskins. Between Janoris Jenkins and rookie DeAndre Baker, Gordon should have his biggest game of the season. No Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) will ensure they are the top targets for Brady here.Start: RB Sony MichelIt’s looking like Rex Burkhead (foot) will miss another game here, which was a nice boost to Michel’s volume (he even caught passes!) last week, adding up to terrific RB2 production. The Giants’ run defense is better than you think, but it’s not good enough to think they can slow down MIchel in a highly positive game script.Start: RB James WhiteWe’re liking him more in PPR leagues for sure given his limited yardage in this offense and others better positioned to get the touchdowns. But the Giants can be burned all night on checkdowns and swing passes out of the backfield.Start: Patriots D/STBut you knew that already.Giants-Patriots DraftKings Showdown lineup for Thursday nightCaptain: WR Josh Gordon ($13,500)FLEX: QB Tom Brady ($11,800)FLEX: WR Julian Edelman ($10,400)FLEX: RB Sony MIchel ($7,600)FLEX: Patriots D/ST ($6,200)last_img read more

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Paris Catacombs open at night ahead of Halloween

first_imgPARIS | As if visiting the Paris Catacombs in the daytime wasn’t creepy enough — you can now visit the underground maze of skeletons after nightfall, too. That is if you dare defy the warning at the entrance: “Stop, this is the empire of Death.” The subterranean tunnels, stretching 2 kilometers (1.2 miles), cradle the bones of some 6 million Parisians from centuries past and once gave refuge to smugglers.Twenty meters (66 feet) beneath the French capital’s medieval streets, labyrinthine walls of bones and skulls bring visitors into the city of the dead, in a spooky atmosphere that attracts history enthusiasts as well as visitors looking for a chilling place to celebrate Halloween.The site used to close at 5 p.m., but is now staying open until 8 p.m. The change is mainly aimed at allowing more people to visit and reducing long lines, but it also adds to the thrill: entering and leaving the catacombs after dark feels different from doing it in daylight.Human remains started to be transferred to the former underground quarries of Paris in 1786, when the main cemetery of Paris —the Cemetery of Innocents — was closed for public health reasons. From 1809 on, the catacombs were rearranged into organized galleries, with piled bones forming walls and pillars, and even some artistic shapes made of femurs and skulls.Sacred and profane maxims and poems are posted around the galleries, such as: “Think in the morning that perhaps you won’t survive until evening, and in the evening that perhaps you won’t survive until morning.”Valerie Guillaume, director of the Catacombs, stressed the philosophical nature of the unusual tourist site.“The place was not conceived to be a horror place, but as a reflection on the meaning of life and death,” she said.Sylvie Robin, the Catacombs’ curator, described the extensive smuggling that went on in the tunnels in the past and contributed to its scary reputation.“That’s the origin of all the legends,” she said, because the smugglers used to scare the Parisians with lights and noises, so that no one would come and see what they were doing.Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last admission at 7 p.m.), closed on Mondays and public holidays. General admission: 10 euros (about $12.70). Tour of 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) takes around 45 minutes, with 130 steps to go down and 83 steps back up to street level. Not accessible to people with reduced mobility.Follow Sylvie Corbet on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SylvieCorbetlast_img read more

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Olliffe and Chabot share the Medals

first_img1st Garry Olliffe (12) net 702nd Barney Sheedy (11) net 713rd Adi Mayer (6) net 71Division 2 (13+)(Stableford)1st Paul Chabot (26) 45pts2nd Willy Van Heetvelde (27) 39pts3rd Tom Atkins (13) 34pts2’s:  Ron Miller, Fred Land, Tom Atkins, Garry Olliffe, Barney Sheedy, Paul Chabot, Alan GriffithsThis month’s IPGC Medals were held over the always difficult Mountain Shadow course that had been reputedly designed and built for players with 15 handicaps and below, and not recommended for those with handicaps higher than that.  With a strong breeze blowing for most of the day, it was therefore little surprise that the scores for the day were mostly higher than the participants would have wished for, excepting that two players in the second division outshone all the reputedly better golfers with outstanding rounds of golf that they will surely long remember. The IPGC Monthly Medals Report January 2012Wednesday, January 4, Mountain Shadow (Blue Tees)CSS 73Division 1 (0-12)(Stroke play) In the second division, which was playing for the Medal under the Stableford system, Paul Chabot had what must have been a dream day, as he went out in 22 points and back in 23 to sweep to the top of the leader board and in the process not only win the first medal of the year but a four shot reduction in handicap.  This reduction exactly matches the number of strokes he lost over the whole of the previous year which had seen his handicap work down steadily from 30 to 26, underlining how well he had performed on the day.Garry Olliffe (left) receives his Division 1 winner’s prize from Stephen Beard.Willy van Heetvelde almost overshadowed the winner’s accomplishments with a stunning 25 points going out but then slipped badly over the closing holes and had to settle for a well deserved second place.Tom Atkins, having only just arrived from a year at work in the UK and not quite managing to match the leading pair, still did just enough to claim third place with a round a couple of strokes above his handicap.The first division was a much closer affair with Garry Olliffe winning by the narrowest of margins by one stroke, after having declared a two shot reduction in his handicap prior to starting off the round, thereby giving a great example of what golf is all about.Barney Sheedy, another recent arrival but this time from the Emerald Isle, started out very slowly but picked up the pace over the back nine to win a count back over Adi Mayer with a better 33.5 to 38, as Adi had matched Barney’s inward score on the outward half but sadly faded as the pressure mounted over the last three holes and had to be satisfied with third place for the day.Paul Chabot (left) was the winner in Division 2.Every month the presentations are held at one of the IPGC venues in rotation, this month’s being held at The Haven, where as usual an open buffet had been laid on for the participants for two hours prior to the presentations.After thanking the golf organizers, Len Jones, Russell Exley, Glyn Evans and Steve Mascari for promoting the day and then the catering and service staff at The Haven for the magnificent spread, Stephen Beard handed over to Russell who acted as the Emcee for the evening with Stephen presenting the Medals and prizes to the winners.As usual following the prize giving there were over twenty lucky draw prizes supplied from the club funds to be won by members attending the evening festivities.More information can be obtained regarding golf with the International Pattaya Golf Club (IPGC) by visiting the web site at www.ipgc.org.last_img read more

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