On Feb. 2, multiple former Trojans will showcase their talents in an attempt to take home the title of Super Bowl XLVIII champions.Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stole the spotlight after the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers due to his passionate post-game rant. With 22 seconds left in the game, Sherman tipped the ball away from 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, but it was former Trojan linebacker Malcolm Smith who came up with the interception in the end zone to clinch the game and the berth to the Super Bowl.Smith, the younger brother of former Trojan wideout Steve Smith, played at USC from 2007-2010, recording 96 tackles and one interception in his career. The Northridge, Calif. native also played on special teams during his first two years as a Trojan. Smith was drafted by the Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft, going 242nd overall. This season with the Seahawks, Smith has 34 tackles and two interceptions.Smith is joined on the Seahawks by former Trojan linebacker Mike Morgan. From 2006-2010, Morgan recorded 83 tackles. Originally from Dallas, Tex., Morgan also played on special teams at USC. Morgan went undrafted in the 2011 NFL draft, but was later signed by the Seahawks, who might have been impressed by his 4.64 40-yard-dash time. This season, Morgan contributed six total tackles for Seattle.Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy will also represent USC at the Super Bowl, but hasn’t played this season after being placed on injured reserve. From 2006-2009, McCoy caught 24 passes for 274 yards for the Trojans. In the 2010 NFL draft, Seattle took McCoy in the sixth round, 185th overall.For the Broncos, offensive tackle Winston Justice will carry on the Trojan legacy. The eight-year NFL veteran played at USC from 2002-2005. He was drafted 39th overall, in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Justice has fought injuries all season, but is listed as probable for the Super Bowl.Both the Broncos’ and the Seahawks’ coaching staffs also feature former Trojan greats.Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is known as one of the greatest USC coaches in school history. From 2000-2009, Carroll posted a .835 winning percentage as head coach. Carroll led the Trojans to two national championships, produced three Heisman Trophy winners and boasted a national-record 33 consecutive weeks as the Associated Press’ top-ranked team. ESPN ranked the Trojans of 2000-2009 the best college football team of the decade. Carroll coached in the NFL prior to his tenure with the Trojans. The University of the Pacific graduate coached the New York Jets in 1994 for one unsuccessful season before leading the New England Patriots to the playoffs in 1997 and 1998. Carroll’s Patriots teams never made it past the Divisional Round of the playoffs. With the Seahawks, Carroll has gone 38-26 and reached the playoffs three times.The Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was a Trojan linebacker from 1981-1984 while also playing for USC’s baseball team. Del Rio was voted the co-MVP of the 1985 Rose Bowl, and was drafted 68th overall in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft. The Castro Valley, Calif. native served as the interim head coach of the Broncos for four games earlier this season, when head coach John Fox was recovering from heart surgery. He also served as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-2011, taking what was at the time one of the worst-performing franchises in the NFL to the playoffs twice.Smith, Morgan, McCoy and Justice will add to the 104 previous Trojans who have appeared in Super Bowls. After this game, USC will have been represented in all but five of the 48 Super Bowls.
He is not expected to pitch again until the 2021 season.JAMO UPDATE: Yesterday, Jameson Taillon underwent flexor tendon repair surgery and during the procedure it was determined that Jameson also required right elbow UCL revision surgery (Tommy John surgery).— Pirates (@Pirates) August 14, 2019This will be the second time since being drafted by the Pirates that Taillon has had Tommy John surgery. He also underwent the procedure in 2014. Jameson Taillon can’t catch a break.While undergoing flexor tendon repair surgery on his pitching elbow, it was discovered he also had damage to his ulnar collateral ligament, so he also underwent Tommy John surgery, the team announced. Taillon’s career has been marred with injury and sickness as he also was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2017.Taillon, 27, was the No. 2 pick in the 2010 MLB Draft behind only Bryce Harper. He was then a top prospect and has been very good in his time with Pittsburgh posting a 29-24 record with a 3.67 ERA in 466 innings pitched.But due to his injuries he has played just one full season (2018) and has pitched no more than 133 2/3 innings in any other season (2017).
BiH boxer Adnan Redžović achieved tenth victory in a row in super league category.Last night, Redžović fought against Nice Falina in hall ”ISS Dome Düsseldorf”, and the jury gave unanimous decision for Redžović’s victory with results 59:56, 59:55, 59:56.
As of today, the Serbian football player Milos Stojcev is officially the player of the Greek FC Atromitos.Milos Stojcev, now the former player of FC Sarajevo, will continue his career in the Greek FC Atromitos. This 28-year-old football player yesterday successfully passed the first stage of the medical examinations, and did the second part today. After it was determined that there are no obstacles for cooperation, Stojcev signed a three-year contract with Atromitos.Stojcev arrived in Sarajevo in 2013 and palyed 39 matches in which he scored five goals and won the Cup of B&H and the title of the champion. Stojcev embarked on his career in Crvena Zvezda, and had previously played for Sopot, Grbalj, Bezanija, Vojvodina, Borac from Cacak, Sporting Kansas City, Akzhayik, Leotar from Trebinje, and Atyrau.Milos indebted the Atromitos jersey with the number 18.(Source: klix.ba/ photo sportsport)
FORT DODGE — Fort Dodge police have arrested a Mason City man on charges surrounding a shooting earlier this summer.32-year-old Michael Holton is accused of firing several gunshots that struck an occupied vehicle in a city-owned parking lot downtown in the early morning hours of June 22nd. Nobody was injured in the incident.Holton was arrested in Mason City on Thursday and was taken to Webster County and he’s been charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm as a felon, going armed with intent, and reckless use of a firearm resulting in property damage.He was being held in the Webster County Jail on $22,000 cash bond.
24 Jun 2015 Three-way tie at the top in the Brabazon There’s a three-way tie on three-under par 69 at the top of an international leaderboard after the first round of the Brabazon Trophy, supported by Your Golf Travel, at Notts. Golf Club.England’s Ben Taylor, (image © Leaderboard Photography) who recently returned home after hitting the heights of US college golf, was first to set the pace. He was later joined by Austria’s Lukas Lipold and Lincolnshire’s Jordan Wrisdale.A group of four players are a shot behind them, among them Cheshire’s Oliver Carr, who had two eagles including a hole-in-one on the 9th. He is joined by playing partner Ben Amor of Wiltshire, Yorkshire’s Jonathan Thomson and Ireland’s Colm Campbell.They head an impressive leaderboard with 25 players at par or better on a day of sunshine, made tricky by a steadily increasing breeze. Among them is the host club’s Chris Hurrell who went round in level 72. It’s also a thoroughly international leaderboard with seven countries represented by players in the top 13 and ties.Taylor, 24, is still buzzing from playing a crucial role with his university team to win the biggest championship in US college golf. And, as he proved with a bogey-free round on the Hollinwell course, he’s clearly kept the momentum going.“I was very pleased with the round, it was very solid,” said the international from Walton Heath. “I drove it pretty well, kept myself in position off the tee and put myself on the right side of the flag.”His card was immaculate, with birdies on the 6th, 10th and 16th – where he hit his shot of the day after his drive came to rest in a divot mark. He fashioned a stroke with his pitching wedge and was rewarded when the ball stopped within a foot of the hole for a tap-in birdie. “It made the best of a bad situation and I had good pars on the last two holes into the wind,” he reported.His score was matched first by former Austrian champion, Lukas Lipold, who finished with birdies on both 17 and 18.“I hit it really good today and gave myself chances on the par fives,” said Lipold, who birdied all three of the long holes. “I also managed to roll in some putts from 10ft.”Jordan Wrisdale, from Boston, came into this event in great form, having helped Lincolnshire qualify for County Finals with individual scores of 68, 64 at Gog Magog in Cambridgeshire. “I’ve been playing solid for some time and just waiting for it to click,” he said after today’s round.Like Lipold, he had six birdies in his round, but his most memorable score was his par four on 18. “My second leaked into a bunker, I had one foot in, one out on a downslope and I just played to get it out. I hit it to 20ft and holed the putt. It was a great save!”In the group immediately behind the leading trio is Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick) who scored two-under 70 and also had an adventurous end to his round. His drive on the 17th finished in a bush, from which he had to take a drop, his next plugged in a bunker, his fourth lipped out of the hole and he calmly holed the next for a par. “It was a pretty good par,” he said.“I’m definitely pleased with my round. If you keep the ball in play the course is pretty scorable and I did, mostly, hit the ball really well.”Oliver Carr, (Heswall), who was playing in the last group on the course, had the shot of the day, with a hole in one on the 178-yard ninth hole, where he used a seven-iron. He had already had an eagle three on the sixth, together with a couple of birdies and a bogey, and he reached the turn at five-under.“I struggled a bit on the back nine,” he said, referring to loose shots on 15 and 17. “But I can’t say I’m disappointed, I’m pleased with the score, especially as it’s a four-round event. It gives you a nice look and puts you in contention.”After tomorrow’s round the field will be cut to the leading 60 players and ties who will contest the final 36 holes.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The LGU and The R&A have a wealth of experience in running successful championships and we have a shared focus on supporting the development of golf. The merger will enable us to capitalise on the strengths of the two organisations for the wider benefit of the sport, including the development of golf for women and girls. The Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A are to proceed with a merger of the two organisations. Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The LGU and The R&A have a wealth of experience in running successful championships and we have a shared focus on supporting the development of golf. The merger will enable us to capitalise on the strengths of the two organisations for the wider benefit of the sport, including the development of golf for women and girls. An announcement was made in February 2015 that a potential merger between the LGU and The R&A was under consideration. Since then discussions have taken place between the respective Boards and the LGU’s shareholders – England Golf, Scottish Golf, the Golf Union of Wales and the Irish Ladies Golfing Union – and there has been unanimous support for the proposal. 22 Feb 2016 The Ladies’ Golf Union and the R&A to merge “I would like to thank the Chief Executive of The R&A and his team, and the foresight of his predecessor, for their initiative and conviction in achieving this outcome. Building on the strong relationship it already enjoys with The R&A, the LGU looks forward to realising the potential of this merger.” “This is a historic move and an important step forward for golf on these islands. I would like to thank the LGU Board for their commitment and enthusiasm throughout this process and their stakeholders, including Ricoh and IMG, for their tremendous support.” Following an extensive consultation exercise, agreement has been reached on the merger of the two St Andrews-based bodies with the process due to be completed in the coming months. “This is a historic move and an important step forward for golf on these islands. I would like to thank the LGU Board for their commitment and enthusiasm throughout this process and their stakeholders, including Ricoh and IMG, for their tremendous support.” The Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A are to proceed with a merger of the two organisations. The Ladies’ Golf Union and the R&A to merge An announcement was made in February 2015 that a potential merger between the LGU and The R&A was under consideration. Since then discussions have taken place between the respective Boards and the LGU’s shareholders – England Golf, Scottish Golf, the Golf Union of Wales and the Irish Ladies Golfing Union – and there has been unanimous support for the proposal. The LGU organises a series of prestigious championships and international matches including the Ricoh Women’s British Open and the Curtis Cup and the merger will be an opportunity to further develop these world class events. Planning is underway to integrate the staff from both organisations and to implement the agreed governance structure. The LGU’s championships and international matches will run as normal this year with the existing LGU team managing those events. The business operations of the LGU will be brought into The R&A group of companies with effect from 1 January 2017. Following an extensive consultation exercise, agreement has been reached on the merger of the two St Andrews-based bodies with the process due to be completed in the coming months. The LGU organises a series of prestigious championships and international matches including the Ricoh Women’s British Open and the Curtis Cup and the merger will be an opportunity to further develop these world class events. “I would like to thank the Chief Executive of The R&A and his team, and the foresight of his predecessor, for their initiative and conviction in achieving this outcome. Building on the strong relationship it already enjoys with The R&A, the LGU looks forward to realising the potential of this merger.” Trish Wilson, the Chairman of the LGU, said, “‘The LGU has a long and proud tradition of supporting women’s and girls’ golf. Funded by the lady golfers of Great Britain and Ireland, the LGU has positioned golf as a game for all women and girls. My gratitude is due to our shareholders for their foresight and support in this move. Trish Wilson, the Chairman of the LGU, said, “‘The LGU has a long and proud tradition of supporting women’s and girls’ golf. Funded by the lady golfers of Great Britain and Ireland, the LGU has positioned golf as a game for all women and girls. My gratitude is due to our shareholders for their foresight and support in this move. Planning is underway to integrate the staff from both organisations and to implement the agreed governance structure. The LGU’s championships and international matches will run as normal this year with the existing LGU team managing those events. The business operations of the LGU will be brought into The R&A group of companies with effect from 1 January 2017.
KESHAWN TOWSOND is back for another year with the Brashear Bulls. BRASHEAR’S CHEERLEADERS hope to help propel their team to a City League title in 2018. ALLDERDICE won the City League football championship for the first time in 50 years last year in a victory over Brashear. Can they repeat as champs this year? (Photos by Courier photographer Will McBride)Just days after winning a city title last November, Allderdice coach Jerry Haslett was already thinking about this season. If he could repeat last season, he would win the City League Championship and all the accompanying glory once again.They even beat Brashear, a team that historically has given them problems in the City League Championship game.While the goal for the season remains the same as last year, Allderdice may have to find a new identity to reach it.“We have to replace both our running backs and receivers, so we are lacking in the skill department,” Haslett told the New Pittsburgh Courier. “But we return 315-pound Justin Salmon, Kenny Hardin and Andrew Williams on our offensive and defensive lines and 6-foot-5 quarterback Dalen Dugger.”On the other side of the spectrum, when Ed White took over as Carrick’s coach four years ago, he soon realized he faced a massive rebuilding job. Since then, White’s biggest concern hasn’t just been with wins and losses, but with fielding a full team that can compete on a weekly basis. ALLDERDICE’S CHEERLEADERS witnessed history last year, as the Dragons won their first City League title since 1967. You would be hard-pressed to find anybody who expects Carrick to make the playoffs this season. And that’s no job at Carrick. The Raiders simply have not had much success in recent years. They went 1-8 last season and only averaged one touchdown per game. The offense will be led by quarterback L.J. Orbovich and running back Tayvon Greene.At University Prep, after starting last season with a losing record, U-Prep’s coach, Louis Berry, moved his best player, running back and defensive back, Dorian Jackson, to the quarterback position. After the move, U-Prep surged, going 4-1 in City League play. It speaks to the talent level of Jackson who was primarily a rusher and defense-minded player prior to the switch.A goal for U-Prep this season is to become more disruptive on defense, a potentially difficult task with the absence of Jackson in the backfield. The outcome of U-Prep’s season may depend on how well new players step up and lead the charge offensively and defensively.“Last year’s quarterback situation was a revolving door until we moved Dorian Jackson to quarterback and we made the playoffs,” Berry told the Courier. “The kids are hungry to try to get back on that big stage.” It’s no secret senior Damon Macklin will be U-Prep’s star in 2018.SMOKIN’ JIM FRAZIERHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLMacklin has been in the starting lineup for the last three years and Coach Berry doesn’t plan on going away from Macklin for the sake of surprise or keeping defenses honest. In fact, Macklin will likely get even more touches than he did as an underclassman.After sharing the spotlight with Jackson for a couple of seasons, Macklin will step up as the undisputed workhorse for U-Prep in 2018, and whether the Eagles can return to the City League playoffs will rely largely on how much help they can give him and how much he needs in the first place.Macklin, a 5-foot-5, 145-pound tailback who also plays cornerback, is also a great receiver and kick-return specialist. The Eagles will be led by seniors Macklin and fullback Tyrese Wright.Former NFL coach, Chuck Knox, who was born in Sewickley, earned the nickname “Ground Chuck” for the emphasis he placed on the running game. At Westinghouse, Coach Monte Robinson offers a similar philosophy. His team runs the ball 70 percent of the time. “Ground Monte,” anyone?OK, so it doesn’t have the same ring as “Ground Chuck.” But there is no denying that Robinson prefers land travel.The Bulldogs made the playoffs the last two years and will be led by middle linebacker and running back Eryk Burgess, Dana Morris and Willie Knight.Brashear has reached the final four years in a row, winning titles in 2014 and 2015, and finished as a runner-up in 2016 and 2017. The Bulls are led by All-City defensive back Jayon Blair, Keshawn Towsond and Anthony Carrington.Perry was once known for its winning football tradition, but the program hasn’t seen those heights in recent years.Coach Rod Rutherfordwas hired last year. He was part of Perry’s prior success as a quarterback for the program 20 years ago. Under coach Gus Catanese, Rutherford helped the Commodores win City League titles in 1997 and 1998. It’s tough to establish a winning culture, but Rutherford has confidence in not only his roster, but his coaching acumen. Besides former Perry coach Catanese, Rutherford spent time at Pitt, his alma mater, as the quarterbacks coach, and at IUP as the wide receivers coach.While he appreciates his time as a college coach, coaching high school has always been his true passion. And he said he’s embracing the challenge of bringing good times back to his former high school as a head coach. Perry will be led by quarterback Jakar Tucker and tight end Nate Miles.“We have some really good players at the skill positions and if our players keep the faith, we have a chance to be good,” said Rutherford. “This game is fun when you’re winning. We got to do the little things because doing the little things right leads to victory and winning is fun.” Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier DAMON MACKLIN is prepped to lead University Prep to a star-studded season.
In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker — and obtained by The Associated Press — 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as “integral to the creation of the modern NFL, which in 2017 generated $14 billion in revenue.”Among the signees were Eric Dickerson, who is listed as chairman of the newly created Hall of Fame Board the group has formed, Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Namath, Lawrence Taylor, and Sarah White, the widow of Reggie White.One name on the list of 22 signees including Mrs. White was Carl Ellard, but no one by that name has played professional football. Former Vikings defensive end Carl Eller, however, is a Hall of Famer.The strongly worded letter called out the league for paying Goodell $40 million, saying “there are better uses for that money.” It also criticized Smith for his salary and the lack of a former player on the players’ association executive board. But there have been two former players on that executive board since 2009.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL In this Aug. 13, 1987, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson (29) breaks away as Seattle Seahawks nose tackle Joe Nash misses the tackle during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Anaheim. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File) A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies.