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Gronkowski cleared to play in Super Bowl after concussion

first_imgGronkowski led the team in receiving during the regular season with 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns.His return gives quarterback Tom Brady another key option against an Eagles defense that finished the regular season ranked fourth in the NFL in defense.Philadelphia is giving up 229 yards per game through the air in the playoffs. New England comes in averaging 318 yards passing during the postseason.“He’s a dynamic player. He means a ton to our offense. He really has since he got to our team. It’s always great when he’s out there,” Brady said.“I’ve played with him a long time, I’ve thrown him a lot of footballs. He knows exactly what to do, he knows where to expect the ball, when to expect it. He’s just a tremendous player for our team.”ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Heat guard Dragic gets All-Star call in place of Love Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak In addition to Gronk’s return to practice, the Patriots also got a visit from former defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, who won Super Bowls with New England during the 2004 and 2014 seasons.Gronkowski said it was always nice to have “a great teammate” such as Wilfork around, but declined to say what words of motivation he offered the team.“What he said was definitely inspiring — to just cherish the moment,” Gronkowski said. “But other than that, it was good for our team. And I’ll just keep it at that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gronk said he is “ready to roll” and has no limitations. He had been sidelined since taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Jacksonville’s Barry Church in the first half of New England’s AFC championship game win.The All-Pro tight end missed last year’s Super Bowl win over Atlanta after undergoing back surgery.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGronkowski said he believes that the team doctors were just using the bye week to be as cautious with the injury as possible.“We knew the whole time I was gonna be good to go,” he said. “I was progressing really good throughout the week. We just knew I’d be ready and we’ve been practicing like we always do.” Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, right, catches a pass in front of Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles are set to meet in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.Gronkowski participated fully in practice on Thursday. Defensive lineman Deatrich Wise also practiced after being cleared from the concussion protocol. Malcolm Butler (illness) and Brandon King (knee) also participated in the workout.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

Carpenter arraigned for stealing neighbour’s bicycle

first_imgForty-year-old Pier Amsterdam of Lot 100 Laluni Street Queenstown, Georgetown appeared on Tuesday before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman on a simple larceny charge alleging that, on August 28, he stole a bicycle belonging to his neighbour Bynoe Morris while it was parked on Morris’s bridge at Lot 103 Laluni Street, Queenstown.Amsterdam, who plies his trade as a carpenter, denied the charge.The prosecution is contending that, on the day in question, the bicycle was parked on the lawns of Morris’s home, two houses away from the accused, when the bike went missing.It is further contended that the defendant was seen riding the same bicycle when an alarm was raised, and he was arrested and charged with larceny.He has been placed on bail in the sum of $60,000 and is expected to return to court for continuation of his matter.last_img read more

From the ground up

first_imgWithin a week four players said they were leaving, and two others were asked not to return. Thus began a most incredible, unforeseen journey to this season’s NCAA Tournament. Before Rahe coached his first game, he brought in 10 new scholarship players, three new walk-ons and stripped away much of the selfishness that poisoned last season’s 10-17 squad. Thirty minutes after being introduced as Weber State’s new coach, Randy Rahe held a team meeting. One player was late. So much better Howland joked after the matchup was announced that maybe it wasn’t such a wise decision to call Weber State athletic director Jerry Graybeal last March and recommend Rahe, a former assistant under Stew Morrill at Utah State, for the job. “They shoot the ball extremely well,” Howland said. “They’re very well-coached. Their team will be very disciplined, very smart, very heady and it’ll be a difficult game.” Rahe’s remodeling job could make the producers of Home Improvement blush, and he did it at bargain basement prices and in lightning-quick fashion. Eight of the 10 new players are JUCO transfers, and only Midland (Texas) Junior College transfer Arturas Valeika (8.1 points, 6.6 rebounds per game) had another Division I scholarship offer. Another player, guard Dezmon Harris (10.9 ppg), signed to attend Weber State – located 40 miles north of Salt Lake City in the town of Ogden, Utah – before visiting the school. Rahe also changed Weber State’s style of play, moving away from former coach Joe Cravens motion offense with no set plays. “You’re going to get a lot of set plays,” said Mike Adras, who coaches Northern Arizona in the Big Sky. “Randy does a good job of when you take something away, going to their counter and trying to beat you with their counters. They’ve been very successful in executing a set play every single possession. If he’s changed anything from the beginning of the year to now, it’s tempo. “They are looking to push the pace a little bit more than they did. He’ll try to switch defenses on them to confuse them. He’s not afraid to play man, then zone, and even throw in a little three-quarter court press thing.” The accelerated development makes sense when one considers the crazy turnover within the program. With few of the players on campus during the summer, the first crack Rahe got at many Wildcats were during fall workouts. And it is why the Wildcats got off to such a poor start. Weber State’s and UCLA’s common opponents are Washington and BYU, but not much can be gained from either because the Wildcats have developed so much since those December matchups. Washington blew out the Wildcats 80-51, and BYU posted a 73-69 overtime win. The Bruins split two games with Washington (96-74 and 61-51) and defeated BYU 82-69 in the season opener. “They’re a very solid team,” Adras said. “There’s no flash. There’s not one guy that’s really good. I think they’ve done a great job of accepting what their role is on that team, and then trying to produce in that role. There’s probably guys who would like to be doing more than what their role is, but they’ve accepted that fact.” Senior forward David Patten, who transferred from Pepperdine via Santa Ana College, leads the Wildcats in scoring at 14.4 points per game. He was the only known commodity when it came to the UCLA players’ knowledge of Weber State when the matchup was announced Sunday. Patten, who prepped at Placentia El Dorado High School, played summer basketball with many of the Bruins. Returning guard Juan Pablo Silveira (11.2 ppg) and wing Dan Henry (7.7 ppg) also play significant roles for the Wildcats, who shoot 49.3 percent from the field, including 39.8 percent from 3-point range. “Once we saw the character of this coaching staff and the character of the guys we brought, we knew that we could do something special,” Patten said. “Everybody bought in immediately. There were no egos from anyone, from the head coach down. Coach Rahe has done a phenomenal job of emphasizing team basketball, and that’s what got us to this point.” In the hour or so after the matchup was announced, the only other thing UCLA players knew about Weber State was that Howland played there. As to its location, UCLA wing Josh Shipp said, “I don’t know. We’ll see them in Sacramento.” By tip-off, UCLA should be well versed in anything Weber State does. At least by then, most of the Bruins should at least know where the Wildcats call home. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img So Rahe, described by colleagues as a straight shooter and strong tactician, is not being glib when he says it’s a complete surprise the 15th-seeded Wildcats are in the NCAAs, where they will face No. 2 seed UCLA on Thursday in the first round at Sacramento’s Arco Arena. “If you would have told me back in August that we’d be sitting here today (in the NCAAs), I’d of told you that you belong in the looney bin,” Rahe said. “We had to get 10 kids in April and there wasn’t a lot to choose from, so we really tried to put a premium on getting high-character kids with a little bit of toughness. And if they had the talent to go with it, that was a bonus, because there wasn’t much there.” The media picked Weber State to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference. The coaches selected Weber State sixth. Not only did Weber State (20-11), the alma mater of UCLA coach Ben Howland, win the regular-season title, it grabbed the automatic NCAA berth by defeating Northern Arizona in the conference tournament title game. “Our goal when we started the season was to try and make the Big Sky tournament,” Rahe said. “The chemistry is probably as good as any team I’ve been on. They went out of their way to get to know each other, and they found out they really like each other. We were kind of a mess early, but kept slugging away and coming back to practice, and we got better.” last_img read more

Containment near on 2,500-acre Gorman blaze

first_imgFirefighters could fully contain today a 2,500-acre wildfire that has been burning in the Angeles National Forest near Gorman. The blaze started before 2 p.m. Saturday near the Golden State Freeway, south of Gorman Post Road. Strong winds quickly spread flames, chasing thousands of people from campsites near the Angeles National Forest, and forcing the evacuation of about 3,000 people, including people from about eight homes. There were no injuries nor damages reported. Eighteen homes temporarily lost power, officials said. More than 200 firefighters, assisted by water-dropping aircraft, battled the blaze, which was surrounded by about 80 percent by Sunday afternoon. The cause of the blaze was under investigation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

MP Report from Bob Zimmer

first_imgI also spent time in April at the 37th Annual Dawson Creek Gun Show. The great attendance at the gun show highlighted the importance of protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners in northeastern BC from reckless decisions by bureaucrats. …I am a gun owner, and like many of you, am concerned about firearms restrictions made by ‎bureaucrats. My office along with other MPs like long time firearms advocate Garry Breitkreuz are working on a long term fix that doesn’t needlessly penalize law abiding gun owners and hunters.Our Government understands the concerns of lawful firearm owners, and we are working a long-term solution to the issue.As always, if you would like to get in touch with me, please feel free to contact my office in Fort St. John at 250-787-1194, Dawson Creek at 250-719-6848, Prince George at 250-561-7982, or Ottawa at 613-947-4524. MP Report by Bob ZimmerThe start of spring means a lot of activity, both in Ottawa and northeastern BC. I have spoken with hundreds of constituents recently at various trade shows, speaking on a wide range of issues – from our Strong position in the G7, our strong economy, grain access to rail, to the guarantee of our gun rights.The CKNL Trade Show in Fort St. John and the Dawson Creek Kiwanis Trade Show mean that spring is back in the Peace! The growth of trade shows in the Peace are a testament to the prosperity and potential of northeastern BC, and the opportunities that area created by governments at all levels that are open for business and open to investment. I had a great time talking to many of you at the trade show, and answering questions from the big issues of the day to what it’s like in Ottawa!- Advertisement -In Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, I spoke with a number of farmers concerned about the trouble they had getting their grain to market. Our Government is working to pass the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, which will ensure that rail companies will fulfill their obligations to get the grain to market in a timely manner. We saw great success after we gave farmers the freedom to market their grain. From that, we saw the largest wheat crop since World War II. Now we are working to ensure that rail companies fulfill their commitment to getting that grain to market.On April 10th, we all heard the tragic news of the passing of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Only a few days after Jim’s death, at the Dawson Creek Trade Show, I was very pleased that so many of you took the time and wrote such kind words in our book of condolences about Jim and what he had done for our country.I was honoured to be invited to his funeral in Toronto on April 16th, where I presented the Flaherty family with the condolence book. They were touched by northeastern BC’s show of support in a difficult time. I first met Jim in 2009, when he spoke at the Fort St. John Petroleum Association’s 50th Anniversary Gala. After I was elected as the Member of Parliament, I got to know him as a man who everyone respected deeply, with a quick wit and amazing sense of humor, and he will be missed.Advertisementlast_img read more

Colin Murray and Friends – Friday, August 22

first_imgListen to the best bits from Friday’s show, including Bob Mills Goes Postal, the Sports Brief, and the weekend preview with Sam Matterface.last_img

West Ham put Moyes’ future on hold until end of season

first_imgDisenchanted West Ham fans vented their anger towards owners David Sullivan and David Gold during Saturday’s defeat at Brighton.And with the team just three points above the relegation zone, a protest march from the site of their old Upton Park ground to the London Stadium is planned prior to their game against Burnley on March 10.But West Ham chiefs have reiterated their stance that discussions over the future of former Manchester United boss Moyes will take place once the season is over.A statement read: “As previously stated on a number of occasions, the club and David Moyes agreed a deal until the end of the 2017/18 season, at which point both parties will sit down and discuss the future.“Until then, the board and David Moyes will continue to work closely together, with the manager having full responsibility of footballing matters and the full support of the board.“Everyone’s sole focus is on trying to achieve results for West Ham United.”Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady has leapt to the defence of the under-fire owners after being questioned about their perceived lack of spending on players.She wrote on Twitter: “Re spend on players – DS/DG have spent £264m since 2010 & that does not take into account the millions more spent on wages, agent fees etc.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000West Ham give no indication as to whether David Moyes will stay beyond the end of the season © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 6 – West Ham say they won’t hold talks with under-fire manager David Moyes over his future with the Premier League strugglers until the end of the season.Moyes agreed a contract lasting until June when he replaced Slaven Bilic in November, but it has been reported he won’t stay with the east London club beyond this term regardless of whether they avoid relegation.last_img read more

Mark Clattenburg to take charge of Champions League final

first_img Mark Clattenburg: The 41-year-old will referee the FA Cup final and Champions League final in May 1 Mark Clattenburg has been appointed by UEFA to referee the Champions League final between Real Madrid and city rivals Atletico at the San Siro in Milan.The 41-year-old from County Durham officiated at the semi-final first leg between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.Clattenburg, who has been an international referee since 2007 and will take charge of this season’s FA Cup final on May 21, will be assisted by fellow Englishmen Simon Beck and Jake Collin in Milan.UEFA confirmed the fourth official for the showpiece European tie on May 28 will be Hungarian Viktor Kassai, while the two additional assistant referees Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner are also both from England.last_img read more

INISHOWEN STUDENTS ‘ENGINEER’ THEIR WAY TO SUCCESS!

first_imgThe Schools’ Business Partnership has announced that Inishowen Engineering Ltd. has recently concluded the ninth successful year in their Skills @ Work programme for students of Crana College. The initiative provided firsthand insight into the business world to senior cycle students from Crana College and is part of the Schools’ Business Partnership programme run by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).During the year long programme and over the past nine years, employees of Inishowen Engineering Ltd. provided a number of interactive talks on, ‘A Day in the Life of …’, they ran workshops on teambuilding; how to build a comprehensive CV and develop good interview skills combined with valuable practical mock interview experience. The students were also brought on a site visit to Inishowen Engineering and saw the various career opportunities that exist within the engineering and business sectors.“The impact that this initiative has on the students is visible right from day one, it generates an interest and motivation for the students to succeed and to continue to work hard on their studies. The partnership has been invaluable to the school over the past nine years,” said Elaine Quigley, Business Teacher, Crana College.“Inishowen Engineering Ltd. is delighted to be continuing our partnership with Crana College. The commitment from our employees to the programme each year continues to be outstanding. It is an invaluable experience for them, from developing team-building, interpersonal and communication skills to feeling a sense of pride, value and satisfaction in their work.” said Josephine Noone, Administrator, Inishowen Engineering Ltd.“BITCI recognises the ongoing support shown by Inishowen Engineering Ltd. to the programme, the school and the community in Buncrana. Inishowen Engineering Ltd. have successfully completed nine years of partnership with Crana College and their commitment in supporting and advancing the skills and ideas of the students, to help them prepare for a work life that they will enjoy and be good at is exemplary. This commitment and engagement not only benefits the school but has far reaching impacts on the local community. It is a wonderful demonstration of an organisation’s corporate responsibility.” Elaine McFadden, Regional Coordinator – Donegal, BITCI. The Schools’ Business Partnership is funded by participating businesses with matching funds provided by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan (NDP).INISHOWEN STUDENTS ‘ENGINEER’ THEIR WAY TO SUCCESS! was last modified: April 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CRANA COLLEGEdonegalInishowen Engineeringlast_img read more

Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High Court

first_imgA winding-up petition against Leyton Orient has been dismissed at a High Court hearing.Controversial owner Francesco Becchetti was given until Monday to pay off debts or sell the club following a previous hearing in March.A lawyer representing Orient told Registrar Sally Barber that all debts had been paid at a Bankruptcy & Companies Court hearing in London and she dismissed all bids to have the club wound up.Another judge had examined the case in March.Registrar Nicholas Briggs had adjourned applications.Bosses at an events management firm had told Registrar Briggs they were owed about £18,000.He had said he would adjourn Central Circle Event Management’s application after hearing of plans to inject £1million into the O’s.The judge was told club bosses also owed other people money.He heard a council was owed about £35,000 and a photographer about £6,000.Orient were relegated from the Football League for the first time in 112 years at the end of the 2016-17 season after finishing bottom of Sky Bet League Two.Fans were pleased that winding-up bids had been dismissed but said more problems could be around the corner.Mat Roper, a board member at the Leyton Orient Fans’ Trust, said: “We know that there are a number of creditors and individuals who are still owed money.“We could well be back again in a few weeks.”He added: “It’s a long, hard road being an Orient fan.”Roper said many fans wanted Becchetti to sell the club.“He came in 2014 and overspent,” Roper said. “Since then it has been a catalogue of problems.” 1 Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium last_img read more