Japan women qualify for Olympic field hockey tournament

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Rika Komazawa and Akane Shibata scored two goals apiece for Japan.In the previous two Olympics, the Japanese women’s hockey team finished eighth in Athens and 10th in Beijing.On Sunday in the men’s final, Japan will take on South Africa for its first Olympic appearance since the 1968 Mexico Games. center_img KAKAMIGAHARA, GIFU PREF. – Japan earned its third consecutive Olympic berth in women’s hockey by beating Azerbaijan 5-1 in the final of the last world qualifying tournament Saturday.Japan, ranked ninth in the world, took a commanding 4-0 lead by halftime against 15th-ranked Azerbaijan at Green Stadium.last_img read more

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Brady may be suspended in ball scandal

first_img RELATED PHOTOS Trouble looms: New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, a four-time Super Bowl winner, has been implicated in the deflation of game balls. | REUTERS/USA TODAY SPORTS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES The 243-page report, however, failed to show the evidence that rules Brady, a four-time Super Bowl champion, definitely knew it was a violation of the NFL’s Playing Rules.As expected, Patriots owner Robert Kraft wasted no time reacting by saying, “the time, effort and resources expended to reach this conclusion are incomprehensible to me,” in a statement. Then Brady’s agent, Don Yee, issued his response and said “The Wells Report, with all due respect, is a significant and terrible disappointment.”Brady told the media on Thursday he would address this issue publicly soon.Now it’s time for the NFL to decide if it should punish Brady. If the league does sanction the reigning Super Bowl winning quarterback, how harsh it could be?The NFL has already punished two teams this offseason. The Falcons were fined $350,000 and docked a fifth-round draft pick for making crowd noise artificially during the home games. The league also suspended Browns general manager Ray Farmer for four games because he broke league rules by sending text messages to the sideline during the games.A fine is likely for the Patriots even if Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick or any top executives did not know the employees deflated the balls. If the league judges the Wells Report shows enough evidence to believe Brady was really aware of the plans to deflate the balls, a suspension will be considered.The number of games of the suspension will be up to how deeply the league determines Brady was involved with “Deflategate.” If Brady knew about the deflated balls, the suspension could be one or two games, but if he asked the employees to do deflate them, he should face a longer suspension.But whether a ban is actually enacted is anyone’s guess. Brady will surely appeal any suspension. Otherwise, it means he admits his involvement with the tampering and lied to Wells during the investigation process.If Brady files an appeal, any suspension would be put on hold. Unless the NFL is able to show enough evidence to prove Brady’s involvement, Brady can avoid a suspension.This was exactly what happened with bounty scandal and the Saints. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Scott Fujita, Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove and Will Smith because the league believed they were deeply involved with the bounty scandal. All four players appealed and former commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who was appointed to hear the appeals, ruled to vacate all of the players’ suspensions and leave all the blame on coaches.So long as the Wells Report fails to show obvious evidence of Brady’s strong involvement, in a potential appeal there is a good chance that Brady will be on the field on Day 1 when the Patriots host the Steelers on Sept. 10 in the season opener.Big blow to JaguarsLosing rookie linebacker Dante Fowler due to a torn ACL even before the season starts is a huge setback for Jacksonville, which planned to beef up its defense with young players. The Jaguars expected the first-round pick to be a pass rushing threat to their division rival Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.Future Hall of Famer quitsOvershadowed by “Deflategate” was Ed Reed announcing his retirement last week. The NFL has lost two-former All-Pro safeties this offseason — Reed and Troy Polamalu. The two surely will be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img NFL, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Ted Wells “Deflategate” has become the biggest NFL scandal since the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal in 2012. Or it could be even bigger because one of the most popular and respected quarterbacks in NFL history seems to be involved.The Ted Wells Report released on Wednesday says, “it is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of” the Patriots’ personnel who the report indicates were involved in deflating the game balls before the AFC Championship Game against the Colts this January. KEYWORDSlast_img read more

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Cats looking for momentum-building win

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Kentucky OL George Asafo-Adjei talks early playing time.Video | Williams previews MissouriPlay 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: 2020-09-18:67cf59b4c0b661a585128dc9 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-46677-4504525386001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Eliot breaks down Wednesday’s practice.Video | UK’s Dawson recaps UF, looks to MizzouPlay 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:e1e4bbba4fc2532b9a2dc1a9 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-761317-4507067779001 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.UK DT Melvin Lewis previews MissouriVideo | Eliot breaks down Wednesday practicePlay 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: 2020-09-18:8e8720c3db6291461583f872 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-59388-4507067784001 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.UK LB Ryan Flannigan talks return to the fieldVideo | UK OLB Jason Hatcher previews MissouriPlay 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:a49654b4b631de47fb840556 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-306688-4507034475001 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.“I think our guys understand that. I think Monday, guys were disappointed, but that’s to be expected. They went out Monday and had a good practice and really picked it back up Tuesday and had a normal week.”Video | UK Director of Recruiting shows off recruiting roomPlay 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: 2020-09-18:75d18881774047af3b93436b Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-989620-4507124304001 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.UK OLB Jason Hatcher previews MissouriVideo | UK DT Melvin Lewis previews MissouriPlay 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 “We’re still just scratching the surface on some of these guys and the talent we have,” Stoops said. “We’re just looking to get better and better every week. There’s no shortcuts, and we understand that. There’s a lot of great teams in this league that have been doing things right for a long time, and we’re just going to be one of them.”Email Jon Hale at jahale@courier-journal.com . 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.UK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson previews the Missouri matchup.Video | Towles breaks down Florida performancePlay 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_FOUNDcenter_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:6f914633bb6bf1c68480f679 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-666104-4501978840001 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.Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles breaks down his Florida performance.Video | Asafo-Adjei talks early playing timePlay 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: 2020-09-18:8b0968a2445bdad1262038a Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-247305-4507034474001 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.UK Director of Recruiting Dan Berezowitz shows off recruiting roomVideo | UK LB Ryan Flannigan talks return to the fieldPlay 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: 2020-09-18:7c1650e43dd58662549a4dd2 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-307797-4501991472001 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.Kentucky RB Boom Williams previews Missouri.Video | Swindle previews MissouriPlay 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 LEXINGTON, Ky. – Some laughed when UK quarterback Patrick Towles told radio host Paul Finebaum before the season that Kentucky had the talent to reach the Southeastern Conference championship game.Sep 5, 2015; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Stanley Boom Williams (18) during the game against the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky defeated Louisiana Lafayette 40-33.Sep 5, 2015; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Stanley Boom Williams (18) during the game against the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky defeated Louisiana Lafayette 40-33.But as fans and media questioned the wisdom of Towles’ comments, he received public support from head coach Mark Stoops and his teammates. Towles reiterated those comments several days later in a media session with local reporters, while acknowledging he would have to prove his doubters wrong on the field.Towles and his teammates failed in an early chance to prove his confidence justified in a loss to Florida, but a 7:30 p.m. matchup against two-time defending SEC East champion Missouri on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium offers another opportunity to enter the divisional race.“I expect them to have the same confidence today as they had before the Florida game,” Stoops said. “Because, again, we’re all disappointed in the outcome, and nobody’s more disappointed than myself and the coaching staff, but the good thing is we were in position to win that game.”Five Questions | Breaking down MissouriAfter three games, Kentucky sits in third place in the SEC East at 1-1 behind Georgia (2-0) and Florida (1-0). Missouri and Tennessee have yet to play a conference game, while South Carolina (0-2) and Vanderbilt (0-1) are still looking for their first SEC win.A win for Kentucky against Missouri would give the Wildcats a 3-1 start in what most observers viewed as a pivotal September. Tests against East favorites Georgia and Tennessee as well as West teams Auburn and Mississippi State still loom, but the Wildcats also still have a game against Vanderbilt, which has yet to win an SEC game in the Derek Mason era.With that schedule still ahead, Kentucky players know Saturday’s game will have significant implications for the rest of their season.“Most definitely, considering that this is a team we’re playing Saturday that’s won the East two years in a row,” junior outside linebacker Jason Hatcher said. “They have that experience, and beating them would put us right back where we want to be and hope to be this whole season.”Kentucky even contending for a division title would show significant progress for a program that has not finished better than third in the East since the league split into two divisions in 1992. The Cats have posted just seven winning SEC records in program history and has finished with at least a .500 SEC record just 20 times in 81 seasons.Q&A | Stoops pleased with Missouri prepThey have not finished a season with a winning conference record since 1977 and have not won more than two SEC games since 2009.Even if Kentucky falls short in the SEC East race, a win against Missouri would make the Wildcats favorites to reach a bowl game for the first time since 2010 with Eastern Kentucky, Charlotte and Vanderbilt still on the schedule.Those ramifications are difficult to ignore, but Stoops and his staff are aiming to keep players focused on the moment Saturday.“Right now, we’re just focusing on giving Missouri our best shot,” senior defensive tackle Melvin Lewis said. “We’re not going to predict anything, say what we can do.”Kentucky has yet to beat Missouri since the Tigers joined the SEC, losing the last three games by an average of 21.3 points. A streak of 18 consecutive losses against ranked opponents is also on the line when No. 25 Missouri comes to town.Kentucky Football | Cats prepared to face Missouri’s latest in long line of star D-linemanDespite that recent history, the opportunity is there. VegasInsider.com actually lists Kentucky as a 2 1/2-point favorite against Missouri, which ranks outside the top 100 nationally in scoring offense, rushing offense and total offense. For as much as the Cats’ offense struggled against Florida, the Tigers’ was arguably worse a week ago in a 9-6 win against Connecticut.Nonetheless, Stoops has gone out of his way this week to paint the Tigers as a formidable opponent.“The greatest compliment you can give a team or a coach is when they exceed their expectations, and they’ve certainly done that the last two years as far as what everyone has picked them and all that,” Stoops said. “Not from a coach’s point of view but from the media and things like that. They’ve always played hard, and they win close games, and that’s a credit to what they’re doing and how they’re coaching them.”For Stoops’ efforts to build a program generally considered to be in the lowest tier of the SEC, his team could do worse than following Missouri’s lead in exceeding outside expectations.The next step in that plan could come with a win Saturday.Video | Mark Stoops on ThursdayPlay 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. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Kentucky OL Jordan Swindle previews Missouri.Sign up to get more like this free in your inbox No. 25 MISSOURI (3-0) AT KENTUCKY (2-1)When: 7:30 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Commonwealth Stadium, LexingtonTV: SEC NetworkRadio: WHAS-840last_img read more

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Sensational news for Pironkova!

first_imgThe most successful Bulgarian tennis player in the last decade, Tsvetana Pirovkova, will return to the big sport. It is on the list for the main scheme starting on August 31 at the US Open, informs BTA.The 32-year-old from Plovdiv, former number 31 in the world, has not played at Wimbledon since the summer of 2017, where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki. She then treated an injury and then gave birth. Therefore, you can take advantage of the so-called. “protective ranking” – the place she occupied before going out on maternity leave. And that’s №123 in the WTA rankings.Winbet – victory is an emotion! (18+)This position will probably guarantee her a place in the main draw of the tournament. On March 11 this year, the 32-year-old Pironkova announced that she was returning to tennis after the birth of her son Alexander.The woman from Plovdiv, who played in the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2010 and the quarterfinals of Roland Garros in 2016, reached the quarterfinals of the US Open in 2012. She last participated in the US Open in 2016. when in the second round he lost to Johanna Conte.last_img read more

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Still too early to talk about moving Boxing Day test – CA

first_imgMELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Cricket Australia interim Chief Executive Nick Hockley has said it was still too early to determine whether they would shift the Boxing Day test match against India from Melbourne as the state of Victoria battled a novel coronavirus resurgence. The Melbourne Cricket Ground has hosted a test match from Dec. 26-Dec. 30 in all but one year since 1980 and the game has become a staple on the Australian sporting calendar.The Sydney Morning Herald, however, reported on Saturday that the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust were considering mounting a bid to host back-to-back tests over the Christmas-New Year period if the COVID-19 situation in Melbourne did not stabilise.“In terms of Boxing Day, it’s one of the most iconic events in the Australian sporting calendar, and we are working full steam ahead,” Hockley told reporters on a conference call on Saturday.  “As long as circumstances allow, we will be doing everything we can to play the Boxing Day test at the MCG. At the moment we are planning to have things go ahead.” Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, is at the centre of a second wave of infections in the country, accounting for more than two-thirds of the national tally of nearly 21,000 cases.The southeastern state, of which Melbourne is the capital, has recorded 181 deaths, almost 70% of the Australia’s fatalities from the pandemic.Hockley said the new wave of infections only showed that Cricket Australia had to be “agile and flexible” with their plans for not just the four-test, three one-day match tour by India but the entire domestic and international schedule. “As we have seen with the winter codes, we need to be agile and flexible all the way through,” Hockley said.“As, when and if things change, we are doing everything we can that we make sure we have all the backup arrangements and can get cricket played.”last_img read more

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San Francisco Shock finds chair partner in Herman Miller

first_imgOverwatch League franchise San Francisco Shock has established a partnership with office furniture company Herman Miller.In line with typical gaming chair deals, NRG Esports’ franchise will promote Herman Miller’s gaming product.Credit: San Francisco ShockRELATED: TSM selects Herman Miller as gaming chair partnerHerman Miller unveiled its first gaming-focused product, the Embody Gaming Chair, as part of its alliance with peripherals brand Logitech G on July 22nd. The partnership, which is centred around developing products specifically for gamers and competitors, was established in February.This partnership will see San Francisco Shock promote Herman Miller’s newly-released chair, though details on activations have not been disclosed at the time of writing. The team’s players will utilise the Embody chair as part of the deal.RELATED: Herman Miller, Logitech G to collaborate on esports-centric furnitureHerman Miller entered the esports industry in November last year through a deal with North American organisation Complexity Gaming, kitting its GameStop Performance Center out with its products. Earlier today, TSM announced an alliance with the furniture manufacturer.Esports Insider says: It’s clear that now that Herman Miller has a product available for purchase, it’s going into marketing mode. Gaming chair partnerships are commonplace in esports so we don’t expect anything new or innovative, though it’ll strengthen the competition in the marketplace which should only be a positive for esports.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

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NFL free agency rumors: Former Cowboys WR Dez Bryant to meet with Saints

first_imgDez Bryant could be moving closer to an NFL return.The 30-year-old wide receiver is set to visit with the Saints on Tuesday, according to a report from the NFL Network, which cites unidentified league sources. New Orleans will also work out veteran wideout Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken with Bryant, according to the report.   The #Saints are bringing in 3 wide receivers tomorrow to workout for the team among them Dez Bryant per sources informed.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 6, 2018Bryant has been out of the league since he was cut by the Cowboys in mid-April. He has previously met with the Browns and Ravens, but did not end up signing a contract with either team.His visit with the Browns was shown on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” in late August. Related News A.J. Green injury update: Bengals WR reportedly expected to miss at least 2 games, won’t need surgery #HardKnocks takes us inside the meeting between @DezBryant and @Browns HC Hue Jackson.Hard Knocks re-airs Wednesday (11:30pm ET/PT) on @HBO. pic.twitter.com/zIA58uXd7g— NFL (@NFL) August 22, 2018Bryant was selected to the Pro Bowl three times during his eight seasons with Dallas and led the NFL with 16 receiving touchdowns in 2014. Last season, Bryant had 838 receiving yards and six touchdowns.The Saints will face the Bengals in Week 10 action Sunday.last_img read more

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Joann Nulik, 92, Wellington: June 29, 1927 – July 4, 2019

first_imgJoann NulikJoann Nulik, 92, died Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Botkin Health and Rehab in Wellington, Kansas. Esther Joann Nulik was born on June 19, 1927 in rural Mayfield, KS, in the home of her grandparents, to Herman and Grace (Smith) Niebaum, she grew up in the Caldwell and Corbin, KS area where she was surrounded by an abundance of family. At age 12 she was blessed with a baby brother Eldon Jerome Niebaum. After graduating from Caldwell High School in 1945 she worked at the bank in Corbin.On June 15, 1946 she married her high school sweetheart Kenneth Lee Nulik, and they made their first home in an apartment over the Stock Exchange Bank. To this union three daughters were born, Vicki Lee, Sheryl Lyn, and Shelley Ann. She was an avid seamstress, sewing many outfits for her children, grandchildren, and herself. She also enjoyed making doll clothes and teaching her grandchildren to sew if they were so inclined. After her youngest daughter turned four, she returned to working outside of the home. She worked at the Stock Exchange Bank in Caldwell for 34 1/2 years, starting as a teller and retiring on June 30, 1989 as Vice President. She was also a member of the Hospital District #1 Board for several years.After retirement, she and Kenneth enjoyed traveling, camping in their 5th wheel, and spending time with family and friends. She looked forward to her high school reunions every year and was very proud of her alma mater. Nothing made her prouder than her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved spending as much time as possible with her family, entertaining them for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions. Her faith was also a very important part of her life. She was a member of the United Methodist Church for 67 years and also a member of the United Methodist Women’s Guild (UMW).Joann was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth, brother Jerome Niebaum, mother-in-law and father-in-law Joseph and Jennie Nulik, and sister-in-law Jo Ann Nulik.She is survived by her daughters Vicki Morrison of Wellington, KS; Sheryl (Greg) Nickol of Great Falls, MT; and Shelley (Gary) Coffey of Harper, KS. Eight grandchildren: Chad (Kyane) May of Clearwater, KS; Michelle (Cody) Bergman of Harper, KS; Joe (Jessica) Nickol of Great Falls, MT; Jennifer (Chris) Barker, Wellington, KS; Chris (Jennifer) Koehler, Anthony, KS; Heather (Jeff) Hughes, Billings, MT; Kristian (Kate) Nickol, Billings, MT; and Hilary Nickol, Great Falls, MT; twenty-four great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, as well as sister-in-law Judy Niebaum Marden, Lawrence, KS.Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Kansas. Interment will be at the Czech Cemetery.Memorials may be given in memory of Joann to the United Methodist Women, Caldwell Alumni Association or to Good Shepherd Hospice and may be left in care of Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N Main, Caldwell, KS 67022To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.last_img read more

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