Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Washington catches a touchdown pass over Green Bay Packers’ Demetri Goodson during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ The ovation moved Aaron Rodgers to tears.The Green Bay Packers fans showed their appreciation with the two-time NFL MVP about to take his first snaps at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Once he got behind center, Rodgers needed just one drive to look right at home back in Titletown.Rodgers connected with tight end Jimmy Graham for an 8-yard score , and Tramon Williams had a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage of the Packers’ 51-34 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.“The biggest thing, the goal tonight with Aaron in that first drive was to get the ball in the end zone,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “And I thought we did a nice job.”The response from fans seemed just as meaningful to Rodgers.He was 2 of 4 for 35 yards in his first game at Lambeau since Sept. 28. He broke his collarbone two weeks later at Minnesota, an injury that doomed the Packers in a 7-9 season.“To be back at Lambeau was a thrill and the ovation touched me,” Rodgers said. “I have to kind of wipe away some tears in my eyes.”Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watched from the sideline in shorts and a T-shirt. He and second-stringer Landry Jones had already been ruled out for the game when Roethlisberger left a training camp practice on Tuesday with a possible concussion.Big Ben looked just fine while chatting with Rodgers as they walked to their respective locker rooms at halftime. After the game, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger was out of the concussion protocol.Sounds like he’ll be back at practice Saturday.“He’s out of the protocol. He’s a full participant,” Tomlin said.The Steelers got off to rough start after Mason Rudolph threw the interception returned by Williams.But five minutes later, Rudolph found JuJu Smith-Schuster for a 4-yard touchdown pass. Rudolph, who is competing with Joshua Dobbs for a backup job, was just 5 of 12 for 47 yards in playing the first half.Dobbs didn’t look much better after throwing a 22-yard interception returned for a touchdown by rookie cornerback Josh Jackson in the third quarter.“We’d just like to have those plays back, but the deal is you don’t get those plays back,” Tomlin said. “So, hopefully, there’s a learning process there in it for all of us.”Dobbs finished strong and connected with rookie receiver James Washington for two second-half touchdowns . He was 12 of 17 for 192 yards.GOING TO GRAHAMGreen Bay is always a threat in the NFC as long as Rodgers is healthy. This year, he has an intriguing option in the red zone in the 6-foot-7 Graham, who signed as a free agent in the offseason.Rodgers drew the Steelers offside on third-and-10 from the 13 for a 5-yard penalty.On the next play, he stood tall in the face of a rush before throwing a high pass into the middle of the end zone for Graham. He spiked the ball before heading into the stands for his first Lambeau Leap.SMITH-SCHUSTER SCORESBesides Roethlisberger, the Steelers didn’t have two other stars. Receiver Antonio Brown sat out, while running back Le’Veon Bell still hasn’t signed his franchise tender.But Smith-Schuster is picking up where he left off following a promising rookie year after scoring his second preseason TD. The score wrapped up a wild opening five minutes in which the Packers raced out to a 14-point lead before the Steelers scored two straight touchdowns.Green Bay’s backups pulled away from there.STAT LINESSecond-string quarterback Brett Hundley was 6 of 9 for 77 yards. He also scored on a 10-yard run . Third-stringer DeShone Kizer connected with receiver Jake Kumerow for an 82-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.James Conner had a 26-yard touchdown run for the Steelers in the first quarter while the Packers still had many starters on the field. Washington scored on a 19-yard pass from Dobbs after turning and extending his arms past a defender to retrieve the ball.QUOTABLE“Every time he gets a rep, my eyes are on him. I’m just studying him each and every day, picking his brain, just trying to become a better receiver.” _ Washington on watching Brown in practice.INJURIESSteelers: Backup C Patrick Morris left in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury.Packers: RG Justin McCray (calf) and RB Jamaal Williams (ankle), both starters, left in the second quarter. … Kumerow left in the third quarter with a shoulder injury.NATIONAL ANTHEMThere were no apparent displays of protest by players on either team during the national anthem.UP NEXTSteelers: Host the Tennessee Titans on Aug. 25.Packers: Visit the Oakland Raiders on Aug. 24.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich) Blame it on a combination of rust and the adrenaline rush that comes when facing an opposing pass rush for the first time in eight months.Still, there was plenty to like from Roethlisberger and the starting offense even without star wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell, including a 32-yard rainbow from Roethlisberger to Justin Hunter in the first quarter for Pittsburgh’s lone touchdown.“I wanted to leave one in play for him and I’m glad he made the play,” Roethlisberger said.New offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner allowed Roethlisberger to do a little bit of everything. They dabbled in no-huddle, earned at least two first downs on all three drives and Roethlisberger managed to spread the ball around even as he tried to get a handle on his accuracy.“A lot of guys caught passes and guys made plays,” Roethlisberger said. “So when you don’t have those big names out there, I like it because it showed to everybody that we can do it.”MARIOTA OFF THE MARKTennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota’s hot start to the preseason — he’d led the Titans to touchdowns on two of the three drives he worked coming in — came to an abrupt halt against a defense that led the NFL in sacks last season.Mariota completed just 5 of 8 passes for 43 yards while playing most of the first half. He missed a wide-open Corey Davis for what would have been a long touchdown on Tennessee’s opening drive and his afternoon ended late in the second quarter when Steelers rookie safety Terrell Edmunds picked off a floater intended for Taywan Taylor.“Should’ve made that throw on third down, give Corey a chance to score,” Mariota said. “They busted the coverage. We should’ve made the most of that one.”Davis took the blame for the incompletion, calling it a “miscommunication.” Either way it was as close as Tennessee’s first-string offense came to a big play. Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis combined for 23 yards rushing on eight carries. Tennessee’s lone touchdown came on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert to tight end Anthony Firkser in the fourth quarter.“We’ve shown flashes of stuff we can do, we show flashes of potential, but potential means nothing,” Mariota said. “You’ve got to go out there and continue to get better and looking at this game, this past game, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.”Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) runs past Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)BACKING UP BELLWhile Bell remains away from the team while waiting to sign his franchise tender, James Conner and rookie Jaylen Samuels impressed against the Titans. Conner ran 10 times for just 18 yards but also caught six passes for 52 yards, a portion of his game that has not been a strong suit.Samuels, a fifth-round pick trying to earn a roster spot, was a workhorse in the second half. He ran 11 times for 41 yards and caught four passes for another 36.“I’m not even happy,” Samuels said. “I’m not satisfied yet. I had a good game but there’s still work to do, still improvement to do.”MADE MENThe Steelers signed inside linebacker Vince Williams to a new four-year deal on Thursday just hours after inking Pro Bowl kicker Chris Boswell to a new five-year contract. Both showed why they’re worth the money. Williams took down Mariota in the second quarter for the first of Pittsburgh’s six sacks while Boswell converted all three of his field-goal attempts.NATIONAL ANTHEMThere were no outward signs of protest during the national anthem.POSITION BATTLESThe Steelers remain in search of a punt returner. Pittsburgh gave second-year safety Cam Sutton a shot in the first half. He ended up fumbling on his first return (though it was recovered by teammate Rosie Nix) and making a fair catch on another. Rookie wide receiver Quadree Henderson, an All-American as a return specialist at Pitt, returned two punts for 14 yards.Landry Jones appears set as the primary backup behind Roethlisberger. He completed 6 of 9 passes for 44 yards and a pick. Rookie Mason Rudolph hit on 7 of 11 passes for 65 yards. Second-year quarterback Josh Dobbs did not play.INJURY WATCHTitans rookie linebacker Harold Landry, in the midst of an impressive first camp after being taken in the second round of the draft, left with an ankle injury in the first half and did not return. Tennessee remains without Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker, who is out after getting hurt during a joint practice with Tampa Bay. Linebacker Brian Orakpo (shoulder) missed his third straight game.Pittsburgh rookie wide receiver James Washington left in the second half with an abdominal injury. Wide receiver Marcus Tucker went down with an ankle issue and tight end Jesse James has a contusion on his back.UP NEXTTitans: Finish up the preseason when they host Minnesota on Thursday.Steelers: Play their annual exhibition finale against Carolina on Thursday when the Panthers visit Heinz Field.___For more AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Justin Hunter (11) makes a catch for a touchdown as Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) defends in the first quarter of an NFL football game, , Dec. 31, 2099, in Pittsburgh. The play was originally ruled as incomplete, but was overturned, and ruled a touchdown on review. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger believes his right arm feels as good as it has at any point in his 15-year career. Maybe too good.While the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback threw for 114 yards and a touchdown in his brief preseason cameo during a 16-6 victory over Tennessee on Saturday, the 36-year-old admits it’s the throws he didn’t make that will stick with him as the defending AFC North champions get ready for the Sept. 9 season opener at Cleveland.“I wasn’t real happy with the way I threw the ball tonight,” said Roethlisberger, who completed 11 of 18 passes in three series. “I was kind of sailing some passes.”
The Alcoraz Betis has done nothing but confirm the rRubi’s esilience, who was already able to turn two dismissal threats with Espanyol and Huesca in his two previous adventures. Y end both with a resounding success in addition. In Alcoraz he reached the first place in the Second table on 17-18 on day 14 and kept it until 30, already immersed in a streak of eight games without winning (four draws and four losses) that almost leads him. He left the direct promotion posts but the recovered right after, with five victories in the following six matches that certified the first ascent of the Aragonese club to the highest category. And Cornellà. That was worth it for get to Espanyol, where he lived in the 18-19 a brilliant start until reaching the second position on day 11 with a victory against Athletic. But then there was another crash. Ten defeats and one draw in the next 12 games, only relieved by a win against Leganés, they put him on the verge of dismissal with Chen Yasheng, who decided to keep him and he took the cat to the water. From day 22 to 38, Espanyol only lost twice to complete a final straight with five wins and three draws that left him, on the last day, in Europa League positions after 13 years. “The coach’s situation? Come on week to week and after Real Madrid we will revaluate it, “he said three days ago Alexis Trujillo, coordinator of the technical secretariat of Betis. The words confirm that the post of Rubi is back in the air after having harvested one victory in the last ten league games and also fall in the Cup eliminated by Lightning, in sixteenths. 14th in the table, with the descent closer (although still far, to eight points) than the goal of going to Europe, the Catalan coach plays it against what is now the worst possible rival of the championship, The Real Madrid leader.Accustomed already. · What if I feel my position threatened? That question this year is very common and now unfortunately because we are not where we should be. But it does not worry me, I work for Be close to victory. Then whether we win or not depends on other things. ” Rubi did not speak from the topic but from the experience. This year, at Betis, he was already saved from the impeachment twice as if it were a James Bond movie. Did Fekir before the Celtic, at the end of October, with a bit on the same horn. And the same would happen with Channels before Valencia, also in Villamarín a few weeks later, the November 23. The epic smiled again at the Catalan coach, who in recent seasons has become accustomed to saving borderline situations.
The New Amsterdam Mayor and Town Council on Monday last hosted a welcoming party in honour of the serving Mayor of Stone Crest, Georgia, USA, Jason Lary Snr. The aim of the visit was to have discussions to twin the two towns.Only recently, Georgia’s Mayor Lary had visited the Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase Green, where similar sentiments were shared.Mayor of Stone Crest, Georgia Jason Lary Snr handing over a key to New Amsterdam Mayor Winifred HeywoodIn New Amsterdam, the Mayor of Georgia told the Town Council there are three keys that can be shared across the nation, which signify political, economic and cultural relationships.He stressed that if those three keys are truly considered, then “it will change your future forever.”At a simple ceremony, he advised those in attendances to focus and concentrate on those areas. The visiting Mayor also handed over a key to his City to New Amsterdam Mayor, Winifred Heywood, along with a city pin.Mayor Heywood expressed her gratitude to Mayor Lary and his team for such a timely visit, while noting that she will continue to work toward upholding their twining status.Heywood is the 66th Mayor of New Amsterdam which is the oldest town in the country. She is also the second female to hold the post.New Amsterdam will be celebrating its 127th anniversary in September.
Five Policemen slapped with robbery charges on Tuesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman.The five accused PolicemenThe Policemen: Constable Kofi Arthur, 25; Constable Raphael Lowenfield, 25; Constable Akeem Thompson, 21; Lance Corporal Mark Fernandez, 34 and Constable Delroy Duncan, 23, all pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that on July 25 at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, they robbed Urie Samuels of six pennyweight raw gold valued $66,000 and Sherman Nowel of five pennyweight raw gold valued $55,000 and four pennyweight of raw gold valued $44,000, belonging to Harillal Gildarie.Defence Attorney Patrice Henry, in a bail application, told the Court that the Policemen were on patrol on the day in question when they carried out a search with instructions at the military base camp on the Virtual Complainants, but did not discover anything illegal on them. It was then the Policemen decided to set them free. It was not until three days later, allegations of robbery were laid against the Policemen.The Policemen were released on $600,000 bail each. However, after the Magistrate indicated the bail amount, Attorney Henry made several applications for a reduction in bail, but those submissions were overruled.The prosecution did not object to bail, but requested that the defendants lodge their passports. The case will continue on August 15.
Big Brothers and Sisters of Fort St. John is set to expand its family. After 25 years in this community, the organization is expanding its service area to include the communities of Dawson Creek, Rolla, Pouce Coupe, and Arras.The expanded services will help cover some of the gaps left when the Dawson Creek Big Brothers and Sisters Agency was forced to close.- Advertisement -The local agency stresses the expansion, effective immediately, will not affect services in Fort St. John, and also notes money raised in any individual community will remain in that community.Executive Director Danielle Armstrong says the organization has received several requests for assistance in these areas, Big Brothers and Sisters felt the expansion would be a positive and necessary step “to ensure that all children in our area have the opportunity to have a mentor in their lives.”For more information, you can call Danielle Armstrong, at (250) 787-9674 or e-mail [email protected]
“The spirit yesterday and today has been great. The players look happy, they are competitive in training and the atmosphere is brilliant. The players have a smile back on their faces and it is great,” Kerr told Capital Sport.He added; “The two defeats we have had could have been avoided were we not in this position. This was something terrible and should never happen again.”With the training boycott, Gor went on to lose 1-0 to bottom side Thika United and 2-0 to Ulinzi Stars, bringing their total defeats this season to three, something that has not gone down well with the tactician.“We had ambitions this season and the two defeats definitely were not what we wanted. As a coach I take responsibility but this was beyond me. We lost not because we were poor but because we were not ready,” the tactician lamented.Gor Mahia players on the pitch during their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Quarter Finals defeat to Kariobangi Sharks. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBut the team is now ready to put all that behind their backs and focus on finishing the season strongly, with the title already long under wraps. The two losses saw their lead at the apex cut to 13 points.“The focus now is to win all the remaining four games of the season and finish as strongly as possible. We have a very short post-season turnaround and we need to ensure we have a high spirit when this current season ends,” Kerr noted.The same sentiments are shared by skipper Harun Shakava who has called on his teammates to put behind the disappointments of the past few weeks and finish the season on a high.“Everyone is happy because the chairman assured us that everything will be sorted out. It was an unfortunate turn of events but all that is behind our backs. We want to focus on the remaining four games of the season as well as the game against Everton in November and ensure we win,” the skipper noted.K’Ogalo come up against Vihiga United on Wednesday evening at the Mumias Complex, a task that is not going to be an easy one as Vihiga are fighting for points to remain in the league.Vihiga are placed 15th in he standings with 34 points, just two shy of the play-off slot occupied by Chemelil Sugar and will be keen to pick maximum points to enhance their chances of remaining in the top tier.Vihiga United head coach Mike Mururi gives instructions during a past kenyan premier League match. Photo/COURTESY“It will be a tough match because Vihiga want to remain in the league; they will come to win and anyone who always comes up against us wants to prove a point. I don’t expect it to be an easy tie, but we have to bounce back from the two defeats,” Kerr further added.The tactician will have a full-strength squad at his disposal on Wednesday with only three absentees. Philemon Otieno who picked up an ankle injury in the Harambee Stars match against Ghana remains sidelined and so does keeper Boniface Oluoch who is yet to recover from a shoulder injury.Midfielder Lawrence Juma has also joined the treatment table after picking a hamstring strain in training.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge in training at teh Parklands Sports Club on September 24, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 25 – Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has described the atmosphere in his team’s training for the past two days as warm and positive, saying they are ready to put behind the woes of a two-week boycott that saw them lose two SportPesa Premier League matches.Gor players returned to training Monday afternoon after club chairman Ambrose Rachier promised that their outstanding August salaries and allowances will be cleared by close of business Monday and Kerr says the team’s spirit is back and ready to re-focus on their last four games of the season.
On Thursday, Beckham was seen heading for the locker room while the Giants offense were still on the field shortly before half-time during their defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles.Earlier this month Beckham also voiced a thinly veiled critique of quarterback Eli Manning during an interview with ESPN.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the NFL’s owners meetings in New York on Tuesday, Mara made it clear he was unimpressed by Beckham’s antics.“I wish he would create the headlines by his play on the field as opposed to what he says and what he does off the field,” Mara said. “I think he needs to do a little more playing and a little less talking.”When asked about Manning’s form, Mara meanwhile said the Giants bore a shared responsibility for their dismal start to the season.“I think when you’re 1-5, it generally means that everybody needs to play better, so he’s not alone,” Mara said. “I still … we still believe in him, but everybody needs to do their jobs in order for us to be successful, and right now that’s not happening. I know he’s the punching bag right now, but a lot of guys need to play better when you’re 1-5.”Mara meanwhile said he was “embarrassed” by the team’s second consecutive 1-5 start to the season. Last year the team finished 3-13.“I’m still embarrassed being 1-5,” Mara said. “I can’t stand up here and make any excuses about that.“You are what your record says you are, as a wise man once said, and there’s nothing I can say to make people feel better about that. I’m suffering just as much as our fans are, probably more.”However he backed head coach Pat Shurmur and new general manager Dave Gettleman to arrest the slide.“I have confidence that we have the right guys in the building to get it to work,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000David BeckhamNEW YORK, United States, Oct 16 – New York Giants owner John Mara hit out at star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Tuesday as he reflected on his team’s “embarrassing” start to the NFL season.Beckham, who signed a record five-year $95 million contract extension with the Giants in August, has cut a frustrated figure this season as the NFC East outfit has won just one out of six games.
Hull defender Alex Bruce handed harsh booking for an innocuous tackle Hull have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players in Saturday’s goalless Premier League clash against Leicester.The charge appears to relate to an incident where a number of Tigers players reacted furiously to Alex Bruce being booked by referee Jon Ross for a robust but ultimately fair challenge on Riyad Mahrez.An FA statement read: “Hull City have been charged by The FA for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.“The allegation relates to an incident which occurred in or around the 68th minute of their fixture against Leicester City on 14 March 2015.“The club has until 6pm on 23 March 2015 to respond to the charge.”The incident came in the middle of a highly-charged period as Michael Dawson had been booked two minutes earlier for a challenge on Jamie Vardy, and Tom Huddlestone was dismissed for the visitors just four minutes after, earning his second booking for a foul on Vardy.The issue of players applying pressure to referees came to the fore last week with Chelsea being accused of being over-zealous during their Champions League clash again Paris St Germain.And following the match at the King Power Stadium, Tigers boss Steve Bruce launched a thinly-veiled attack on the Leicester players for their behaviour towards the officials.“I’ve got no problem with Huddlestone’s two yellow cards, but is every challenge now a yellow if you mis-time it?” he said.“It got a bit angry towards the end, but for me the referee booked my two centre-backs for (fair) challenges.“There’s a raging debate about Chelsea in midweek and if we’re not careful…I saw everyone surround Alex for a red card for his challenge.“There wasn’t a nasty challenge in the game yet we’ve had five yellow cards and a sending off. I never saw that coming.“The reason we enjoy the Premier League is its honesty and integrity and if we’re going to go down the route of every other league – jumping around and whinging and trying to get people yellow and red cards – for me that’s not right.”Foxes manager Nigel Pearson strongly disagreed, and when asked for a response to Bruce’s statement said: “How many times have you seen us play this year?“You’re not in a position to judge my players on that. You’re asking me and I’ve told you, ‘No, I don’t think it’s a fair assessment’. Full stop.” 1
1 Lionel Messi thrilled Wembley with a stunning individual display Lionel Messi’s stunning performance against Tottenham in the Champions League has reopened the ‘greatest of all time’ debate.And, after the Argentine maestro pulled all the strings and scored two goals as Barcelona put Spurs to the sword in 4-2 victory, talkSPORT hosts Alan Brazil and Dean Saunders have no doubts over the winner… “We’ve had Pele, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, George Best… but I think Messi is the best footballer in history,” said former Wales striker Saunders on Thursday’s Sports Breakfast.“He’s No.1.“Messi is a freak. He’s not like other normal footballers.“People say the game is quicker and that the game has moved on, and Messi is doing it right now, against bigger and stronger athletes.“I just think he’s miles ahead of everybody.”Do you agree? Or are you firmly rooted in the Cristiano Ronaldo camp?Listen to Dean Saunders and Alan Brazil’s discussion IN FULL below! Is Lionel Messi the greatest footballer to have ever played the beautiful game? 🤔Alan and Dean Saunders think so! 👊📺 Watch as they tell @MarkSmithComedy why they believe Messi is the best ever ↓ pic.twitter.com/j5gHtQGdse— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) October 4, 2018