Search Ongoing for Ten Emerald Star Crew

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first_imgTen Indian seafarers are still unaccounted for following the sinking of the 57,367 dwt bulk carrier Emerald Star in the morning hours of October 13, according to data provided by India’s Ministry of External Affairs.The ship was sailing some 280 km east of the northern tip of the Philippines when it sent out a distress signal due to rough weather brought by a typhoon in the area.At the time, there were a total of 26 seafarers on board the vessel, 16 of which were rescued by nearby ships after the 2010-built vessel sank.There were 26 Indians on board the ship Emerald Star. Amongst them 16 have been rescued and 10 are still missing. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 16, 2017The current search and rescue operation includes a number of Japanese coast guard units as well as Indian Navy’s P81. Relevant authorities earlier said that the efforts are hampered by inclement weather at the site.World Maritime News contacted India’s Ministry of External Affairs for an update on the search and rescue operation, however, they are yet to reply.The Hong Kong-flagged ship was on its way from Indonesia to the port of Lianyungang in China when it encountered difficult weather conditions in the Pacific.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

UEFA changes venue of Player of the Season award ceremony, Champions League draw

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first_imgRelatedPosts UEFA returning N259bn to broadcasters due to COVID-19 European Super Cup: UEFA in talks with Hungary following border closure UEFA to allow fans attend Super Cup in Budapest Europe’s best player of the season will be awarded behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak in a ceremony moved from Athens to UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.The European football governing body said Wednesday that the ceremony would take place without club representatives or media but with the players attending. Bayern Munich’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski is among the favourites to win the award after the club’s treble triumph.Last year, Liverpool’s defender Virgil van Dijk received the award.The best female player and the best coach of the year will also be honoured during the ceremony.The rescheduling of the gala evening also affects the draws for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.Both will now take place in Nyon on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 respectively. The best player of the Europa League season will also be honoured on Oct. 2.“All parties involved agreed that public health must continue to be the top priority and it will not be possible to organise an event of this size in Athens,” UEFA said.The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre was initially planned as the venue in the Greek capital.(dpa/NAN)Tags: CL drawPlayer of the SeasonUEFAlast_img read more

Hoddle not expecting Bale move

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first_img Press Association Former Tottenham boss Glenn Hoddle believes Gareth Bale’s need for balance off the pitch would rule out him leaving White Hart Lane for Real Madrid any time soon. Bale, 23, enjoyed another stand-out campaign for Spurs, despite not being able to drag them back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League, and as such was voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association to add to his double Player and Young Player of the Season award from the Professional Footballers’ Association. Speculation has, though, been rife the Wales midfielder will be sold in a big-money move this summer but Hoddle – who enjoyed a successful playing career at White Hart Lane from 1975 to 1987 before returning as manager for a two-year spell in 2003 – told talkSPORT he believes Bale’s strong family ties would, in the short term at least, rule the Welshman out of a transfer abroad. center_img He said: “Personally I don’t think Gareth Bale wants to leave yet, unless it was to one of the Manchester clubs. If he goes abroad he’ll find it slightly difficult. “He needs to be settled off the pitch and you get the feeling that he’s had a new baby and I’m not sure if he’s ready for that [a move abroad]. “When you’re 27 or 28-years-old you might be ready and mature enough to settle. You have to be settled off the pitch before you get your form on it. It’s a really big decision for him.” Madrid president Florentino Perez is a keen admirer of Bale, claiming the Welshman was “born” to play for the Spanish club. Spurs, though, have long maintained their star man is not for sale, but that resolve could well be tested should Real Madrid come in with a substantial offer with figures up to £80million being touted. Hoddle accepts every player has his price, adding: “I would presume that if Tottenham get an offer like that then no-one would blame them for taking it. “I don’t think anyone could stay at any club for that amount of money. Tottenham have got a stadium to build as well and the money would come in handy for that, if that’s the sum of money they are talking about.” last_img read more

Keown backs Delph’s decision

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first_img Delph performed his second dramatic U-turn in six days to leave Aston Villa in an £8million move to City on Friday evening. The England international had pledged his future to Villa after turning down a move to City only to contact the Manchester club days later in a bid to revive the move. “Is there another player, a tool in the box that can do what he does? Mikel Arteta is injured and can Mathieu Flamini still do it? That would be a concern. “I think the centre-forward position is a concern, too. Olivier Giroud did not make the FA Cup final team and he is supposed to be the number one striker. Is he the number one now? Or is it Danny Welbeck or Theo Walcott? “Arsene Wenger has to judge whether this group is good enough to win the league. That is his call and only he can decide that. “I hope he is right. They are a year older. They have won two trophies and the second half of last season they were the best team in the Premier League – that maybe has done enough to convince him.” :: Martin Keown is launching the search for the best grassroots goal celebration. For your chance to be a McDonald’s Player Escort at UEFA EURO 2016TM send your celebration to @BetterPlayUK on twitter using #CelebrateBetter. For more info visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/celebratebetter Press Association “People change their mind don’t they? It is what happens – he wouldn’t be the first person to turn down an opportunity, regretted it and then worked hard to change it and he has been brave enough to do that”, Keown, who spent three years at Villa before he was sold to Everton in 1989, told Press Association Sport. “When Delph elected to stay at Villa a lot of people were surprised. He looked as if his contract was running out, but he put pen-to-paper on a new deal, and, from a Villa point of view, thank God he did otherwise he would have left on a free transfer. “So, let us not be too hard on Delph. I suffered backlash from the Villa fans when I left there and he has agonised over that decision and it was a tough call – he already made the call once and had to change his mind. “It is a good signing for City – they want to buy British – he made his England debut last season and settled in well, he is a driving force from midfield, but it is a huge blow for Aston Villa.” Keown, speaking at the launch of McDonald’s football campaign #CelebrateBetter on Saturday, also believes Arsenal – another of his former clubs – may need to strengthen before the start of the season if they want to challenge for the Premier League title. Arsenal have not won the league since they went the entire 2003-04 season unbeaten. And while Keown praised the signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech from rivals Chelsea, he has urged manager Arsene Wenger to add to his squad before they begin their campaign against West Ham on August 9. “I am concerned a little bit that while Francis Coquelin has done well, what if he dips in form or gets injured?” Keown said. Fabian Delph should be praised for his “brave” decision to join Manchester City, Martin Keown has claimed.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

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first_imgUpdate on the latest sports The 29-year-old Karlsson had six goals and a team-high 34 assists after signing an eight-year, $92 million extension last June.The Sharks also lost forward Evander Kane to a three-game suspension for elbowing Jets defenseman Neal Pionk in Friday’s game.In other NHL news:— The Sabres have assigned Zach Bogosian to the minors after he cleared waivers on Saturday, though it’s uncertain when or whether the veteran defenseman will report. Bogosian must report to Rochester of the AHL, accept re-assignment elsewhere or risk losing out on what’s left of the $6 million he is owed on the final year of his contract.— The coronavirus outbreak in China is raising concerns about a potential shortage of the hockey sticks used by the world’s top players. Stick manufacturers Bauer and CCM have factories in China that have closed. Officials with both companies say they are monitoring the situation. Another major stick supplier is Warrior which has not been affected because its production is based in Tijuana, Mexico. February 15, 2020 Park fired a 5-under 68 that included a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole. She has a 54-hole total of 15-under 204.Nineteen-year-old Ayeon Cho is second following a 69 that puts her one ahead of American Marina Alex.HORSE RACING-COUNTRY HOUSE RETIREDDerby winner Country House retiresUNDATED (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Country House has been retired because of a foot ailment. Charlie McAvoy added a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who continue to lead the Atlantic by one point over Tampa Bay.The Lightning set a team record with their 11th consecutive home win, 5-3 over the Flyers. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 30 shots and Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) had a goal and an assist as Tampa Bay won its 10th in a row overall.The Lightning are the third team in NHL history to reel off two separate winning streaks of at least 10 games in the same season.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Nashville coughed up a two-goal lead before Mikael Granlund scored a power-play goal early in the third period to lift the Predators past the Blues, 3-0. Viktor Arvidsson, Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) and Kyle Turris (TOOR’-his) also scored as the Predators improved to 3-0 this season against the defending Stanley Cup champions. PGA-GENESIS INVITATIONAL3-way tie through 54 at RivieraLOS ANGELES (AP) — Top-ranked Rory McIlroy fired a 3-under 68 to pull into a first-place tie with second-round leader Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) and Adam Scott at 10 under through three rounds of the PGA’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera.Kuchar had a two-shot lead at the start of the gorgeous day and stayed there with three birdies and no bogeys through 12 holes. But he started to miss short putts, made three bogeys in a four-hole stretch and had to rally with a birdie on the 17th to regain a share of the lead with a 70.Scott holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a 67 and a share of the lead. — Nick Richards had 16 points, including two go-ahead free throws 1:11 remaining as 12th-ranked Kentucky held off Mississippi, 67-62. Tyrese Maxey had 14 points and the Wildcats shot 48% in the second half to erase a seven-point deficit.— Lamar Stevens dropped in 23 points and No. 13 Penn State picked up its eighth straight win by trouncing Northwestern, 77-61. Myles Dread scored 16 for the Nittany Lions, who led 42-28 at halftime and by as many as 18 in the second half before improving to 20-5.— Terrell Allen tied a career high with 22 points, including key baskets on back-to-back possessions late in Georgetown’s 73-66 upset over No. 19 Butler. Allen hit 9 of 14 field goal attempts, including all four 3-point attempts to help the Hoyas win without injured starters Mac McClung and Omer Yurtseven.— Ron Harper Jr. hit all five of his 3-pointers and scored 27 points to send Rutgers past 22nd-ranked Illinois, 72-57.— Jonathan Laurent and Kalib Boone each scored 16 points to help Oklahoma State beat No. 24 Texas Tech, 73-70. — Kira Lewis Jr. contributed 27 points and Jaden Shackleford had 26 as Alabama picked up an 88-82 victory against 25th-rated LSU.NBA-ALL-STAR SATURDAYASG MVP trophy named for Kobe BryantCHICAGO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has announced that the Kia NBA All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named for the late Kobe Bryant.Silver said in a press release that Bryant “is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game.” — Top-ranked Baylor stretched its winning streak to 22 games as Jared Butler had 21 points in the Bears’ 70-60 downing of West Virginia. Butler hit 5 of 7 3-pointers and had six rebounds, while Matthew Mayer chipped in 13 points and eight boards to help Baylor stay unbeaten in the Big 12 at 12-0.— Marcus Garrett scored a career-high 24 points and Devon Dotson added 19 to carry third-ranked Kansas to an 87-70 romp over Oklahoma. Garrett hit a career-best six 3-pointers while added seven assists, five rebounds and four steals in the Jayhawks’ 10th straight win.— Sixth-ranked Dayton earned its 14th straight win as Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) furnished 19 points and Jalen Crutcher added 17 in a 71-63 victory at Massachusetts. Dayton shot 53 percent from the field and hasn’t lost since a 78-76 overtime game against Colorado on Dec. 21.— No. 8 Florida State eked past Syracuse, 80-77 behind Patrick Williams’ 17 points and seven boards. M.J. Walker scored 16 points, including five 3-pointers to make up for the absence of star guard Devin Vassell (vah-SEHL’). Coach Leonard Hamilton declined to discuss the reason why Vassell did not play.— Anthony Cowan Jr. poured in 24 points and No. 9 Maryland won its eighth straight game by topping Michigan State, 67-60. Jalen Smith had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Big Ten Conference leaders improved to 11-3. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEDuke takes ACC leadUNDATED (AP) — There’s a new leader in the ACC men’s basketball standings.center_img — Adam Larsson scored his first goal since last February and Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) added the eventual game-winner seconds into the third period of the Oilers’ 4-1 verdict over the Panthers. Mikko Koskinen (MEE’-koh KAHS’-kih-nehn) made 33 saves in Edmonton’s third win in four games.— Martin Jones stopped 39 shots and Dylan Gambrell broke a scoreless tie just over three minutes into the third period of the Sharks’ 2-0 win against the Wild. San Jose won for the fourth time in five games behind Jones’ first shutout of the season and 23rd of his career.NHL-NEWSKarlsson out for season; Kane suspendedUNDATED (AP) — San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a broken thumb on his left hand in Friday’s 3-2 win against Winnipeg. Blackwood Stables says the 4-year-old won’t race again after being treated for laminitis in his right front foot.Country House finished second in the 2019 Derby as a 65-1 shot and was placed first after Maximum Security was disqualifiedRUSSIAN DOPINGRussia to lose Sochi Olympic gold medalSALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Russia is set to lose a biathlon gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in a new doping case. MLB-ASTROS-BAKERBaker to MLB: Tell teams to ‘stop the comments’ on AstrosWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dusty Baker wants Major League Baseball to end the criticism of the Astros over sign stealing and take steps to ensure pitchers don’t throw at his players.The new Houston manager spoke out Saturday in response to a wave of harsh comments during spring training about the Astros’ use of video to steal signs in 2017 and 2018. Baker called on the league to “Stop the comments and also stop something before it happens.” He said he has been hearing talk of “seemingly premeditated retaliation.”Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger said Friday the Astros “stole” the 2017 World Series title from them, and that Jose Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) stole the MVP from the Yankees’ Aaron Judge. Los Angeles pitcher Ross Stripling indicated he might intentionally throw at Houston batters. Seventh-ranked Duke’s ranking vaulted to the top of the list with a 94-60 rout of Notre Dame and fifth-ranked Louisville’s 77-62 loss to Clemson. Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points and Tre Jones added 19 as the Blue Devils claimed their seventh straight win. Carey shot 8 of 10 from the field and took control of the game after the Blue Devils led just 20-19 with eight minutes to play in the first half.Duke improved to 22-3 overall and 12-2 in the conference a half-game better than the Cardinals.John Newman III had a career-high 23 points as the Tigers downed the Cardinals. Tevin Mack scored 14 for Clemson, which held the Cards to a season-low 14 points in the opening half.Louisville fell to 21-5 overall and 12-3 in the ACC despite Dwayne Sutton’s 18 points and seven boards.In other top-25 games Saturday: Russell Henley and Harold Varner III are one stroke back and one ahead of Joel Dahmen and Dustin Johnson.Sixteen players were separated by four shots. None of the 16 is Tiger Woods, who is completely out of contention following a 5-over 76.LPGA-WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPENPark leads Women’s Australian OpenADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park will carry a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Women’s Australian Open. Bryant made his NBA All-Star Game debut in 1998 at age 19 and appeared in 17 other All-Star games, earning four MVP awards. Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.NHL-SCHEDULEBruins top Wings. Bolts extend win streakUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins are spending another day atop the Atlantic Division standings following their eighth win in nine games.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) notched his 42nd goal and Tuukka (TOO’-lah) Rask handled 25 shots as the Bruins dumped the Red Wings, 4-1. Brad Marchand scored his 25th goal of the season and assisted on Pastrnak’s goal to help Bruce Cassidy pick up his 200th victory as an NHL coach. Associated Press The International Biathlon Union has announced a two-year ban for Evgeny Ustyugov, who was part of the gold medal-winning men’s relay team six years ago. The IBU cites evidence he used the banned steroid oxandrolone around the time of the Olympics.His results from the 2013-14 season have been disqualified, including the Olympic victory.last_img read more

Nahki Wells Reaches 20-goal Mark After Hitting Brace

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first_imgCharlton led Middlesbrough to top-flight promotion in his first managerial job 46 years ago. MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND – JULY 11: Nahki Wells of Bristol City celebrates scoring his second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Bristol City at Riverside Stadium on July 11, 2020 in Middlesbrough, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors.? (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) Wells has now scored five goals for City to add to the 15 he netted earlier in the season while on loan at Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers before being sold by Burnley, his former Premier League parent club, for £4 million (US$5 million) to City in the January transfer window. Wells put the icing on the cake, stabbing home from close range in the 79th minute after a Jamie Paterson rocket had given the visitors a 2-0 interval lead. Britt Assombalanga scored a late consolation goal for the hosts, who have not won at the Riverside in 2020 and remain in a scrap to avoid relegation following a third successive home defeat. The win – the second for City’s caretaker boss Dean Holden following the sacking last week of head coach Lee Johnson – left the Robins in 11th place but only three points out of the play-offs with three games remaining. “We scored three fantastic goals. All in all, I don’t know how many chances we created, but we created enough to warrant the victory.”center_img Wells, 30, opened the scoring with a sixth-minute gem, curling the ball into the net from outside the box via a post, after being found by Andreas Weimann, who provided the assist for all three of his side’s goals. LONDON – Bermudian striker Nahki Wells took his season tally to 20 goals on Saturday after bagging a brace that lifted Bristol City to an emphatic 3-1 away victory over Middlebrough at the Riverside Stadium and kept alive their slim English Championship play-off hopes. Said Holden afterwards: “I enjoyed the performance, the boys have gone out in the last couple of games and the pressure has been lifted really. CMC Before kick-off tributes were paid to Jack Charlton, the former World Cup-winning England defender, who has died aged 85.last_img read more

Italian Serie A Watch: Napoli Regain Summit After Narrow Win At Udinese As Juventus…

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first_imgNapoli have gone back to the top of the Italian Serie A after their narrow 1-0 victory at Udinese in a week 14 clash on Sunday.Midfielder Jorginho was the matchwinner for the away side following his 33rd minute goal.Maurizio Sarri’s side had earlier lost top spot on Saturday after Inter Milan secured a 3-1 victory over Cagliari but that proved to be a brief time off the summit due to the win over Udinese.Italian champions Juventus face a big battle to retain the title they have won for the past six seasons but they showed all is not lost with a convincing 3-0 win over Crotone at home.Second half goals from Mario Mandzukic, Mattia De Scglio and Mehdi Benatia ensured that Juventus moved within two points of Inter Milan in second position and are four points off Napoli at the summit.Week 14 Results (Sunday)Juventus 3-0 CrotoneLazio 1-1 FiorentinaGenoa 1-1 AS RomaUdinese 0-1 NapoliAC Milan 0-0 TorinoTop 5 (Standings):1. Napoli 38 points2. Inter Milan 36 points3. Juventus 34 points4. AS Roma 31 points5. Lazio 29 pointsRelatedSerie A Review: Napoli Wrestle Top Spot From Juventus With Bologna Win As Milan Edge Lazio In Big ClashJanuary 29, 2018In “Europe”Serie A Review: Juventus Secure Summit As Napoli Slip Up Against InterMarch 12, 2018In “Europe”Serie A Review: Juventus Open Four-Point Lead With Big Win Over AC Milan As Napoli Slip UpApril 1, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

Government to prohibit Wembley gambling sponsorships

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first_img Share Share Downes departs Dons following FA charge October 21, 2019 Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets January 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon FA charges AFC Wimbledon manager over E8 betting breaches September 26, 2019 Detailing the conditions at which the Football Association (FA) is allowed to sell Wembley Stadium, the government has emphasised that gambling sponsors are prohibited from the national stadium. The news comes amid much speculation that the Football Association is contemplating a bid for the stadium from billionaire Fulham owner Shahid Khan, however his bid hinges on the stipulations that are currently being laid out by the government. As part of any potential deal, Khan, who not only owns Premier League side Fulham, but also owns NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars, would not be permitted to sell the naming rights of the stadium until 2057. Many believe that Khan’s ambition to acquire the national stadium is fuelled by a desire to see his NFL side play more games at the famous stadium, however it’s already been outlined that should the deal go ahead, Khan is required to respect the sentiment that Wembley maintains its status as the national stadium. It’s anticipated that the decision on whether the bid, which is thought to be around £600m will be announced before the end of the calendar year and will be made FA’s 10-member executive board.Last year, Ladbrokes emphasised its stance towards relations with gambling operators, when it abruptly ended its £4 million per year partnership with Ladbrokes. At the time, FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn stated: “We would like to thank Ladbrokes for both being a valued partner over the last year and for their professionalism and understanding about our change of policy around gambling.”When the new Wembley first opened in 2006, the FA and the stadium was happy enough with gambling to sign a lucrative four year deal with Betfred, which had been undergoing a transformation from a regional brand into a national one, with Betfred taking the title of  ‘Wembley Stadium’s Official Bookmaker’.last_img read more

Baker Mayfield disputes report that Odell Beckham Jr.’s unhappy in Cleveland

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first_imgOdell Beckham Jr. hasn’t even played a game for the Browns yet, but teammate Baker Mayfield already has his back.The Browns quarterback tweeted a challenge at Fox Sports Radio’s Colin Cowherd Friday, after “The Herd” host said Beckham did not want to play in Cleveland. After Fox Sports tweeted Cowherd’s remarks, Mayfield replied, “Come to Cleveland and ask O if he actually likes it. Just because you say you have a source doesn’t mean you’re not full of BS. And while you’re at it … come see if I’m a baby.””Nobody will be honest about this Cleveland thing. It has a chance to be a complete and utter dumpster fire… Odell didn’t want to go here, the owner is a control freak, John Dorsey is a control freak, Freddie Kitchens could be over his head…” — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/Igr7uuhrYn— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) April 5, 2019It’s not the first time Mayfield and Cowherd have sparred in public. Before the 2018 NFL Draft, Cowherd questioned Mayfield’s draft prospects because of some of his actions in college.Cowherd seemed sure of his claim that OBJ is unhappy in Cleveland. The Browns acquired the three-time Pro Bowl wideout from the Giants in a March 13 deal involving several other players and draft picks.“I am saying I have it incredibly well-sourced that he was pissed when he got traded to Cleveland,’’ Cowherd said. “He doesn’t feel like he’s all in. … you think he’s going to be there in four years? I’ll make a bet.’’ Browns sign QB Garrett Gilbert, AAF’s leading passer “Odell Beckham’s not happy here,” Cowherd said. “He’s not happy. Look at him. Does he look happy?’’Cowherd also said Mayfield is “just a baby.” Related News The Browns were one of the surprise teams in the NFL last season, finishing 7-8-1 after going 1-31 the previous two seasons. And with a growing young core led by Mayfield, and the addition of OBJ, expectations will be much higher this season. But Cowherd said the situation in Cleveland is a looming “disaster.”“But nobody will just be honest about this Cleveland thing,” Cowherd said. “It has a chance to be a complete and utter dumpster fire. … I’m not even mentioning Baker who’s a kid. He’s just a baby.“Baker’s not my issue here. It’s a crazy owner, power-drunk GM, a coach that I think’s over his head, a superstar receiver who’s going to want a lot of attention and doesn’t want to be there. This thing has disaster potentially written all over it.’’last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The governmental shutdown question

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first_imgWho do you blame for the federal government shutdown? President Obama The Republican Congress Both I blame no one. Disagreement on Capitol Hill is part of the American process. View Results  Loading … Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (20) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down guest · 358 weeks ago A Petition should be started that says we need to get rid of everyone in office now in Washington and at the State level. Doesn’t matter what party they are in. Their all crooked. Our goals should be America first then the american citizens. Our economy, not the worlds economy. Whats best for OUR COUNTRY FIRST. No Career politicians! I’m sick and tired of both crooked parties and I know I’m not the only one. Report Reply 1 reply · active 358 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 358 weeks ago I think Leno said it best the other night…..The Repulicans are pointing the finger at the Democrats, the Democrats are pointing the finger at the Republicans, the American people are giving the middle finger to the government. Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Treason · 358 weeks ago I put the blame 100% where it belongs and that is with the OBAMA led administration. In 5 years they have never had a budget and the democratic party shoved the OBAMACARE down our throats without a republican vote on it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Sick & Tired of them · 358 weeks ago Leaders of the democratic party should all be gathered up and hung on the nearest tree to the white house for TREASON against AMERICA. Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 358 weeks ago “The republican congress”? That sounds like an attempted smear against Republicans…..something the MSM would do. Cue, do you need a government refresher? Report Reply 1 reply · active 358 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 358 weeks ago Government salaries should be preformance based. If they don’t get things accomplished then they don’t get paid. Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 358 weeks ago No I wasn’t being biased. The showdown is between Obama and the Republicans. How else do you want me to put it? Report Reply 5 replies · active 358 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 358 weeks ago Really? The Republicans on the hill are blaming the Republicans. Interviewed pubs are commenting about how this is political suicide for their party. I know it’s hard to stomach for some of you…but it really isn’t the President’s fault. The pubs readily admit it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Who Knows · 358 weeks ago You do realize that the President really has very little power. If congress passes a bill with enough votes then the President can’t do anything about it. Wasn’t it congress that passes the affordable care act anyway. You people also say that every politician is a crook. That is not true. There are several that are very good but get a bad rap because of a few. A few years ago we had some students make bad decisions at the high school. This didn’t mean that the entire class makes bad decisions. Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sally · 358 weeks ago Get rid of the Tea party clowns and bring back the real Dem/Rep party’s Report Reply 1 reply · active 357 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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