Vikings’ Bagley Says There is No Next Year For Stadium; Schedule Released

first_img About Connatix V56892 360p 1080p HD 720p HD 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip center_img Auto (360p) The St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that Vikings Vice President of public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley says “There is no next year” when asked if the Vikings would pursue a Stadium deal during the next legislative session.  Governor Mark Dayton responded Tuesday after the Viking Stadium bill failed in conference committee Monday night saying that the Vikings will get their stadium in 2013.  Bagley went on to say “The last governor said in 2006 we’ll come back and work on yours next year.  That was 6 years ago.  No action this year is a decision.”The Vikings are obligated to play in Minnesota this season because they didn’t notify the NFL by the February 15 deadline that they would be relocating.  The Vikings would need to notify the NFL by February 15 of 2013 if they intent to relocate prior to the 2013 season. About Connatix V56892 The Vikings will open the 2013 schedule at home against Jacksonville September 9.  Minnesota will not play any Monday night or Sunday night games but will play 1 Thursday night game on NFL Network against Tampa Bay on October 25.  Minnesota will host Green Bay in week 17 on December 30 and will play at Green Bay on December 2.last_img read more

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Golden Jaguars strike in protest of unpaid stipend in Brazil

first_img… Position ‘unfortunate’ and ‘disappointing’ – GFF presidentGUYANA’S National football team, popularly known as the ‘Golden Jaguars’, refused to play their last friendly game in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, in protest over unpaid stipends, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) confirmed. They are currently preparing for the CONCACAF Nation’s League qualifier and will play their first game at home at the National Track and Field Centre against Barbados on September 6.The 23-man team departed Guyana on August 12 for Brazil and according to president of the GFF, Wayne Forde, the players were paid 50% of their stipend for the two-week encampment.Forde explained that under his executive committee, the players saw an increase in their stipend, moving from approximately US$40 per day, to now US$50. This therefore means that the GFF would have paid each player US$350 prior to departure for Rio de Janeiro.“The players received 50% of the stipend and the plan was to wire the balance but then we realised that was more easily said than done. The attempts to do it through Western Union also proved difficult because we could have sent only $3 000 at a time, so by the time the players became agitated over this, we realise the only option was to have their parents, wives and girlfriends collect their funds at the Federation,” Forde bluntly remarked upon being grilled by reporters yesterday.Forde called the position taken by the players disappointing, adding that “it’s very unfortunate because this whole camp was our way, the executive committee’s (way), of giving the local players an opportunity for what has been a cry within the football fraternity for many years, that is, that we putting together a national team that doesn’t reflect the local talent that we have been developing.”The GFF boss, while respecting the players’ right to protest, said that he was disenchanted that “the leadership on the ground was unable to communicate this really about you (the players), this is the federation investing a huge amount of resources to give you a chance to prove to the new coaching body that you have what it takes to vie for those positions to represent your country in four very important games.”Forde opined that the protest action by the players does not, and should not reflect badly on the GFF, since, the players being in Brazil and the financing of the high-level expert technical staff, will tell a story of an executive committee that’s willing and prepared to make the necessary investment to bring success to the country’s flagship programme; the senior men’s national team.However, the GFF president said that he awaits the report from an ordered full investigation into the protest action, since he believes that the GFF owes it to all stakeholders to give an account of the incident: what led to the unfolding and corrective measures that will be in place to stop a recurrence.last_img read more

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‘I’m sorry’ – Holloway issues message after criticising QPR fans

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Ian Holloway has responded to criticism of his comments about QPR fans who left early during his team’s 2-2 draw with Brentford.The Rangers manager was unhappy that many supporters had left before the home side netted twice in injury time to snatch a point in dramatic fashion.AdChoices广告In a video message released by the club, Holloway said he was sorry if his remarks had caused offence and declared: “I’m ready to fight and need you to fight with me, that’s all.” See also:Holloway criticises both sets of fans after dramatic derbyHolloway should apologise for his unacceptable baiting of QPR fansQPR’s Baptiste expected to be fit for Preston gameQPR send LuaLua back to BrightonOnuoha in QPR squad for Leeds gamelast_img read more

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Hemed unsure over his long-term future

first_imgSee also:McClaren hails Bright and Shodipo after ‘frustrating’ QPR drawQPR v Stoke player ratings’Tired’ Furlong needed a rest, says QPR boss McClarenFreeman: My focus is on QPRGoals for QPR’s Chair and SmithCameron set to return for QPR against Rotherham Embed from Getty Images Tomer Hemed says he is unsure what his future holds beyond the end of the season.The striker, recently back from injury, is on a season-long loan at QPR from Brighton.His Brighton contract expires this summer but the south-coast club have an option to extend the deal.AdChoices广告“It’s still too early for me. My head is only here in QPR and I will try my best to finish with the team well,” said the Israel international.“At the end of the season, we know the situation, I have to go back to Brighton and then obviously see with the club what the plans are for the future.”Hemed’s two-month lay-off has contributed to him managing just 10 league starts and four goals since his move to Loftus Road.However, the 32-year-old is regarded as an asset off the pitch as well as on it.“I came here to help the team, first of all with goals, and as well for my experience, and I will help as much as I can in any way that I can,” he explained.“Sometimes it’s just to give confidence, to speak with the players, and on the pitch to be the one to lead from the front.”Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channelcenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Talent and mental toughness will win for us – Anagblah

first_imgChairman of the Management Committee of the Ghana’s U-20 team, Jordan Anagbla says Ghana will successfully defend the African Youth Championship (AYC) she won in Rwanda when the final countries gather for the biannual fiesta in Libya in March.Ghana has been handed a tough draw for the first stage of the tourney that laces the best eight on the continent, but Anagbla says coming through the group that houses arch rivals, Nigeria, Gambia and Cameroon is possible.Anagbla told GNA Sports that “it is a tough draw for us but that will not stand in our way. We will successfully defend the trophy. The rivalry with Nigeria will always be there, we met Cameroon at the same stage in Rwanda and we clearly know the Gambia threat but we are not moved.”Ghana won the last competition after beating Cameroon in the finals and the Chairman said “it is a good thing we are playing Nigeria first. Cameroon we already know and will take a game at a time.”Anagbla said the team’s mental toughness and talent will propel them to defend the trophy in the competition that spans March 18 to April 1.“This team has whatever it takes to win the trophy. The talent is amazing and their biggest strength is their mental toughness that saw us through the qualifiers. From defence to attack are ball jugglers capable of holding their own any day. We have the best of talent in this team and their hunger and thirst for success will see us through” Touching on the technical aspect of the team, Anagbla had kind words for the competence of Orlando Wellington, former assistant coach of the Africa and World Cup winning team.“I believe so much in the ability of Coach Wellington. He has the experience and personally, I see him as the pillar behind our success in both the Africa and World competitions in 2009.”Source: GNAlast_img read more

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‘Jeopardy!’ legend Ken Jennings says it’s “inevitable” he will face-off against “‘Jeopardy!’ James” Holzhauer

first_imgABC(LOS ANGELES) — What is “inevitable?”Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings selected that response when asked if he might one day face off against recently-unseated champ James Holzhauer.  Holzhauer’s winning streak made headlines before coming to an end just shy of breaking the regular season prize money record earlier this week.“It’s got to be inevitable,” Jennings, 45, said in an exclusive interview with Good Morning America when asked if there would ever be a Jennings-Holzhauer showdown on the beloved game show.“But Jeopardy! only does those special tournaments so often,” he added. “And obviously I can’t get 29-year-old Ken to show up with his sleek, 29-year-old brain, it’s got to be me with my broke-down brain.”Jennings, of Seattle, holds the Jeopardy! record for the most consecutive games won — 74 — and the highest winnings in regular season play — $2,520,700 — according to the show’s Hall of Fame.Jennings said he was cheering for Holzhauer during his 32-week winning streak, saying, “For many years, I have assumed that the record is beatable.”“It seemed like he might be the guy, the chosen one, so I was very excited,” he said. “I wanted to see it come down to the wire, I wanted to see if it could be beaten because I think it can be done.”“He was so close to the cash record,” Jennings added. Jennings even equated Holzhauer’s Jeopardy! prowess to the AI-powered IBM supercomputer Watson, who famously beat Jennings during a Jeopardy! match in 2011.“Watching James on that show, he feels as close to Watson as you can get and still have a pulse,” he said. “My guess is playing against James is going to be a lot like playing against Watson.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Report: Sony and Marvel end partnership on future ‘Spider-Man’ movies

first_imgZendaya and Tom Holland; JoJo Whilden/Sony Pictures Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) — After Spider-Man: Far from Home became Sony’s highest-grossing release of all time, the studio has decided to end its partnership with co-producer Marvel Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Apparently, Sony and Disney, which owns Marvel, couldn’t hammer out an agreement to extend the landmark deal the studios cut in 2015, which brought Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.That leaves a big hole in the MCU, which now potentially must do without Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.  It also hurts Sony, which benefited from the inclusion of MCU characters like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Samuel L. Jackon’s Nick Fury.It also eliminates Marvel president Kevin Feige, the lead producer on 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home, from shepherding future Spider-Man films.In a statement to THR, Sony says, “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have [Feige] continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film…Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”There is hope though, as sources tell Entertainment Weekly that negotiations are still ongoing, so the character’s fate isn’t sealed yet.Sony announced Monday that Far from Home had surpassed Skyfall to become the studio’s most successful release, delivering $1.109 billion globally. The film will be re-released over the Labor Day weekend with four  minutes of additional footage.Disney is also the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Atletico’s Felix sprains knee in La Liga restart preparation

first_imgThe 20-year-old forward was one of Atletico’s key players as they reached the last eight of the Champions League, eliminating defending champions Liverpool on the way.The Spanish top-flight is targeting a June 11 restart but the news of Felix’s injury would rule him out of that, with his team in sixth position with 11 matches to play.An Atletico statement said Felix “has suffered a low grade medial collateral ligament left knee sprain, as confirmed by tests he underwent at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra.”The playmaker would at any rate have missed their first match against Athletic Bilbao due to suspension, but could be in the reckoning for the game after against Osasuna.While Felix has scored six goals in his 28 games since joining Atletico from Benfica he has also been injured twice missing a total of ten matches with injuries to his right ankle.last_img read more

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Which players are Spurs going for in the January transfer window?

first_imgAdvertisement fvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1fewhWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2hwrny( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9yhWould you ever consider trying this?😱gscCan your students do this? 🌚hzxmciRoller skating! Powered by Firework Tottenham Hotspur will be going to spend some money in the upcoming winter transfer window after spending nothing in this summer. The club management of Tottenham Hotspur believe in retaining their star players instead of buying new talents in every season. That’s why the agenda of the club in this summer was the contract extension of Harry Kane and Dele Alli. The other agenda was to invest the money to form a new home stadium by this season.Advertisement After securing a long term future of their star players Tottenham Hotspur will now wish buy some new players in this winter transfer window. The contract of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele are going to expire at the end of this season. So, Spurs will surely go to buy their alternatives in this winter transfer window. Advertisement  Jack Grealish was their prime target in the summer transfer window. According to the sources, the club management of Spurs will wish to complete this signing in this winter. The club management are also interested to buy the former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake in this transfer window as according to the them, he will the long term replacement in the centre back position for Tottenham Hotspur. The club management need to sign one more homegrown player too as now they are one player short of the required number of players. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Irish U16 Girls Basketball team qualify for European 1/4 finals

first_imgIreland U16 Women’s European Championship Squad: Alison Blaney (Maree BC/Salerno Secondary School)Nicole Clancy (Naas BC/St. Mary’s College Naas)Dayna Finn (Maree BC/St Louis CS)Abby Flynn (Waterford Wildcats/St Angela’s Ursuline Convent)Enya Maguire (Ulster Elks/Ulidia Integrated)Annaliese Murphy (Glanmire/Colaiste An Phiarsaigh)Maeve Phelan (Portlaoise Panthers/Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise)Bronagh Power Cassidy (DCU Mercy/Holy Faith Clontarf)Maeve Cannon (Maree BC/Calasanctius College)Niamh Masterson (Liffey Celtics/Coláiste Chiaráin CS)Maeve Ó Séaghdha (DCU Mercy/Holy Faith Clontarf)Ella McCloskey (KUBS/Mount Temple)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Ireland are through to the quarter-finals of the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championships in Romania thanks to a 52-46 win over England in their final game in Group C. It’s the first time that two Irish squads have made top-eight in a single European Championship summer, following a quarter-final appearance by the U18 Women’s squad in July. The U16 squad includes 3 girls from the Maree Club, Alison Blaney, Dayna Finn and Maeve Cannon and all three scored in last night’s win.Ireland’s lead was forged in the second quarter. Niamh Masterson hit a triple before Maeve Cannon threw an assist for Enya Maguire and hit a jump shot herself in a game-breaking 9-0 run. It was Ireland’s best shooting half of the tournament with 44.1% field goal accuracy.There had been nothing to separate the sides in the first quarter and an 8-2 run from the English had them right back in the hunt in the third. It took two layups inside a minute from Annaliese Murphy and Abby Flynn to quell the comeback – Flynn’s contribution ensuring all 11 fit players contributed to the scoreboard.Dayna Finn’s jump shot early in the fourth quarter restored a 10 point advantage and big shots were vital as field goal accuracy fell off. Murphy’s triple with 4:41 left was exactly what her side needed and Finn saw Ireland home with five more points to complete her double-double. It was another gritty performance as Ireland confirmed their top-five ranking in the tournament for both steals and rebound. Next up for the Irish girls is a quarter final meeting with Poland tomorrow.Ireland: D. Finn* (10), E. Maguire* (7), A. Blaney* (2), B. Power Cassidy* (6), M O Seaghdha* (2), N. Masterson (3), M. Phelan (7), N. Clancy (2), A. Flynn (2), M. Cannon (2), A. Murphy (9), E. McCloskey Ireland 52, England 46center_img FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship – Division B (Group C)last_img read more

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