GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Linebacker Antonio Morrison was mostly a spectator at Florida’s first preseason practice Thursday.It’s a role he might have to get used to this fall.Morrison, a 6-foot-1 senior from Bellwood, Illinois, is recovering from a left knee injury that required two operations. He has no idea when he’ll be ready to play, and the Gators aren’t sure it will be this season.“There is no timeframe,” said Morrison, who led Florida with 101 tackles last season. “Whenever I’m ready, I’m ready to go.”Morrison was fairly optimistic, especially for someone seven months removed from a significant setback. But coach Jim McElwain sounded less hopeful that Morrison would return anytime soon.“Let’s not downplay what this injury was, OK?” McElwain said. “He’s had two surgeries on the same knee off the same injury, right? … I will never put a player out there. Life’s way too short. I’ll never put a player out there unless they’re able to truly defend themselves and to be productive. So when that time comes, our doctors will get it cleared and we’ll go from there. But I’m not putting a time limit on it.”McElwain provided the most information the Gators have revealed about Morrison’s injury since he left the Birmingham Bowl on a cart in January. Torn ligaments? Damaged meniscus? Dislocated knee cap? The details haven’t been released.“My parents don’t want that information disclosed,” Morrison said. “I feel like y’all don’t need to know that. It’s not helping me in any way. My parents felt that way and they don’t want to release any of that information. We kept it in. We got the training staff with the guys on our team. That’s how it was.”McElwain had sidestepped questions about Morrison’s injury and recovery since taking the job in December. He did some of that again at media day Wednesday, but did praise Morrison for how he’s attacked his rehab.“I can’t tell you what a great job he’s done, put himself in position to have an opportunity to play this season,” McElwain said. “He’s well ahead of where we anticipated. He will be out of any contact drills, but he will be able to do some non-contact stuff moving forward. And he has had a huge impact as guys have seen how hard he has worked, what he has invested and what he was willing to do to define who he is and what he’s all about. I just can’t say enough good things about that.”But McElwain stopped short of saying whether Morrison will be able to play this season.“Too early to say if he’ll play,” McElwain said. “Just know this: the fact he’ll be out there is short of a miracle based on that knee. A credit to how hard he has worked to be part of this family, and I just can’t tell you how good that makes us all feel.”Morrison has been an integral part of Florida’s defense for the last three years. He has 191 tackles, including nine for a loss, and two sacks, two forced fumbles, a pass breakup and an interception. Even as a freshman, he was one of the staples of former coach Will Muschamp’s always-stout defense. Now, though, it’s unclear whether the Gators and new defensive coordinator Geoff Collins will be able to count on Morrison.Without him, junior Alex Anzalone has been getting repetitions at middle linebacker alongside Jarrad Davis. But neither of them has Morrison’s experience or expertise.“Antonio’s recovering fast. He’s doing great. He’s walking around. He’s back to his old self,” defensive back Marcus Maye said. “It’s just a matter of time before you’ll see him back to being Antonio Morrison.”
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Andrew Johnson will miss most of the season with a knee injury after a scan revealed he suffered cruciate ligament damage during the west London derby against Chelsea.The QPR striker, who moved to Loftus Road on a Bosman free transfer from Fulham during the summer, was helped off in the first half of Saturday’s game.Johnson, 31, had been in good form, having played well at Manchester City prior to the international break and caused Chelsea problems before being hurt.AdChoices广告Meanwhile, Rangers are assessing the condition of on-loan defender Fabio, who picked up a hamstring injury at the weekend and is expected to be out for at least a fortnight. See also:Johnson knee injury a concern for QPRTense derby encounter ends in stalemateQPR v Chelsea player ratings
175 This topic is now closed to further replies. Posted April 21, 2013 Share on other sites Sports Logo News 2013 IIHF World Champs 1,535 2,298 posts Forums Home Members Link to post kiwi_canadian 175 175 kiwi_canadian Link to post kiwi_canadian 0 Location:Edmonton, AB Share on other sites Share this post 0 Posted April 21, 2013 And finally (For now), Div 1, Group A in HungarySouth Korea:Great Britain:Japan nash61 kiwi_canadian 175 Members Phoenix is a bangwagon town Share on other sites 175 All Activity 175 5,159 2,298 posts kiwi_canadian Sports Logos Link to post Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators kiwi_canadian 175 nash61 175 Posted April 21, 2013 Link to post SportsLogos.Net 5,159 Posted April 21, 2013 2,298 posts 2,298 posts Share this post Location:Edmonton, AB Share on other sites 175 0 Share on other sites Sports Logos kiwi_canadian 175 175 Link to post 19,560 posts Share this post 175 Share this post Members Sodboy13 175 Location:Edmonton, AB Members 1,535 0 175 Members “I see you’re drinking 1%” 5,159 175 Sodboy13 Div 1, Group B in Ukraine:Estonia:Looks like an Edge template and I feel it’s a downgrade from what they had before… and those white pants are awful. Share on other sites 175 2,298 posts kiwi_canadian 0 2013 IIHF World Champs 2,298 posts Followers 0 Well it’s that time of year in the IIHF calendar when the lower divisions are in the midst of or have already completed their world champs. This year there are a few countries with new jerseys.In Div 3 which is taking place in South Africa we have a couple new sets:North Korea:Looks like they have converted to the Swift template done by Tackla.And South Africa:Looks like they have gone with the Ducks 3rd jersey template. Doesn’t look half bad in those colours. Posted April 21, 2013 0 Location:Edmonton, AB Favourite Logos:Barcelona DragonsHartford WhalersUS Soccer RattlesnakeJoliet Slammers “J-Bird”NBA All-Star New Orleans Crawfish Members By kiwi_canadian, April 21, 2013 in Sports Logo News 0 Share this post 12,229 posts Posted April 21, 2013 All Activity kiwi_canadian Sign in to follow this It’s nice to see international play that doesn’t involve every team using the same Nike Swift template and Agency for the names and numbers. Members SportsLogos.Net Croatia has new jerseys as well. Didn’t notice them yesterday: 1,535 Posted April 21, 2013 It’s nice to see international play that doesn’t involve every team using the same Nike Swift template and Agency for the names and numbers.Well majority do use do use (mostly top division, div 1, and some in div 2) the swift template but Tackla produces the jersey. All the the top level teams use the Nike template but once they drop down, they are made by Tackla. While they use the same template, I like how the template has evolved for more originality from teams who use the template. Just look at the North Korea jersey. Back when Nike first made the swift jersey, everyone was the same and since the 2010 Olympics, we are seeing more and more Swift templates with their own flair. Members Link to post kiwi_canadian Sign in to follow this kiwi_canadian kiwi_canadian Australia vs. Serbia (my friend is in net)And the whites Posted April 21, 2013 Share on other sites Link to post Forums Home Location:Edmonton, AB Recommended Posts Location:Effington Share this post 0 Link to post Share this post Div 2, Group A in Croatia:BelgiumLooks like another Swift done by TacklaSpain:I think they just changed to black for the dark jersey instead of a red jersey.Iceland: Location:Edmonton, AB 175 Go To Topic Listing 175 Share on other sites Share this post Sports Logo News Followers 0 2013 IIHF World Champs
The 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi has disclosed that the body’s executive committee members have no problem with the Supreme Court verdict delivered on Friday as regards the leadership tussle hovering over the federation.The Apex Court had directed that the court case between the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board and the Chris Giwa-led faction should be reopened for trial at the High Court.Barrister Akinwunmi while speaking on behalf of the other board members said: “We are law-abiding citizens of this great country, and we have no qualms about starting the case afresh. The Supreme Court did the right thing in the circumstances, and while we must be careful not to discuss matters which are subjudice, we must note that the appellants have within the norms in sporting disputes, actually exhausted all legitimate channels in this matter, including arguing their position, and failing, at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.“Globally, the convention of football is that football matters should not be taken to civil courts. Instead, it should be taken to Arbitration as the appellants have already done in this matter with no success. That ordinarily should have been the end of the matter. However, as law-abiding citizens, the NFF is ready to follow this through, vindicate ourselves and continue with the peaceful and enormous progress that has come to define Nigerian Football in the past few years.” he added.He also assured football stakeholders that there is no cause for alarm. Speaking further with the NFF website, Akinwunmi said: “It is important to assure our partners and sponsors, football players, service providers and CAF and FIFA that there is nothing to worry about. We are preparing for the biggest football extravaganza in the universe which starts in a few weeks, and we do not want our players to be unnecessarily disturbed or distracted.“We also want to assure the Senior Women Team (Super Falcons) and the U20 boys (Flying Eagles), who are starting qualifying campaigns for continental competitions very soon, as well as the U20 (Falconets) who have qualified for the FIFA U20 World Cup finals taking place in France in a few months, that there is nothing to panic about.“We appreciate the Members of the Congress, CAF and FIFA for their support and confidence in the NFF leadership and assure them that this matter will be put to rest shortly.” he concluded.Related
aXiomatic, the parent company of esports organisation Team Liquid, have announced they have raised $21.5 million (£16.6 million) in funding from several undisclosed investors.aXiomatic has raised $21.5 million from several investors Image Credit: aXiomaticDetails of the funding were revealed via a recent SEC filing, with aXiomatic yet to comment on the news. According to the SEC documents, the company sought to secure $25m (£19.3m); however, fell short of their funding goal.The latest round of investment follows a strong year of funding for aXiomatic in 2018; the company secured over $50m (£38.6m) through two funding rounds in April and October. The April round of Series B funding saw the likes of Golden State Warriors President, Bruce Karsh, and Washington Capitals & Wizards Owner, Ted Leonsis amongst a range of high profile investors totalling to $25m (£19.3m) in funding. Team Liquid are one of the most successful organisations in esportsThey then doubled down on funding in October through Series C funding that saw NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan headline a high profile investor lineup that included Curtis Polk, Managing Partner of the Charlotte Hornets, and David Rubenstein, Co-founder of Carlyle Group, for another $26m (£20.1m).aXiomatic acquired a controlling stake in Team Liquid in September 2016. Since the acquisition, Team Liquid has expanded to now field teams in nearly every major esports title, most notably their League of Legends side.Esports Insider says: Judging by the amount of investment secured by in the last 12 months, investors certainly see aXiomatic and Team Liquid as a blue-chip organisation in esports. Aside from the obvious influx of money which will undoubtedly be put to use, we are yet to find out where the investment has come from. The impact of this funding will be better revealed should more information about the new players investing in the organisation come to light.Follow ESI on Instagram
Related Gilles BASSIGNAC/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — Monday marked 15 years since Iraqis celebrated the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime by toppling a statue of the longtime ruler in downtown Baghdad.Some of those who celebrated beheaded the statue and embraced the American troops as liberators.Saddam ruled for 23 years and committed numerous crimes before his ouster, which rendered him a fugitive with a $25 million bounty on his head.In December 2003, the U.S. military confirmed Hussein’s capture. At the time, President George W. Bush told Iraqis: “You do not have to fear the rule of Saddam Hussein ever again.”Three years later, Hussein and two co-defendants were found guilty of murder and crimes against humanity, linked to the 1982 killings of 148 Shiite Muslims in the Iraqi town of Dujail. They were sentenced to death by hanging.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
The Bears have awesome talent this season and will look to put all the pieces together for a nice run to the Calder Cup playoffs. Hershey opens up with two games this weekend both at home. The home opener is Saturday night at 7 pm. Sunday the Bears will host the Stanley Cup and the rest of the hardware earned by the Washington Capitals and a bunch of Hershey Bears alumni!Please follow and like us: Your opening night starter between the pipes will most likely be Ilya Samsonov, with Vitek Vanecek backin him up. First the forwards returning to the Bears from last season are Mason Mitchell, Garrett Pilon, Riley Barber, Liam O’Brien and Hampus Gustafsson. The new forwards to the Bears are Shane Gersich who played time in Washington to end the season last year along with a couple playoff games, Steven Whitney, Beck Malenstyn, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Jeremy Morin, Mike Sgarbossa, Juuso Ikonen, Sergei Shumakov, Maxi Kammerer, Brian Pinho, Derek Hulak, The defensemen returning to Hershey for the 2018-19 season are Tyler Lewington, Kris Bindulis, Lucas Johansen, Connor Hobbs, Colby Williams, Aaron Ness, and Jonas Siegenthaler. The two new d-men are Tobias Geisser, Logan Pyett On Friday the Hershey Bears roster agreed on their roster to open up the season. Knowing that their is an injury to forward Travis Boyd and defenseman Michael Kempny, along with a suspension on going for Tom Wilson, the Bears roster will be fluid throughout the AHL season.
Australia crushed New Zealand by 71 runs in the first one day international at an empty Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.After New Zealand earlier kept the home side to 258 for seven, the Australian bowling attack dominated the Kiwi batsmen to dismiss the visitors for 187 in the 41st over.Cricket Australia barred spectators from the match in response to the coronavirus pandemic, leading to the strange sight of players acknowledging milestones to empty grandstands.It was also revealed that Australian fast bowler Kane Richardson was in quarantine early in the day and had been tested for the virus after feeling unwell.However, he was subsequently cleared of the virus and returned to the ground to rejoin his teammates.Australian skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bat, with the home side at one stage looking at a score in excess of 300 following a superb opening partnership from Finch and David Warner.But once Warner (67) and Finch (60) were dismissed, the Australian innings lost momentum and New Zealand clawed their way back into the game, despite a late flourish from Marnus Labuschagne, who made 56 from just 52 deliveries.New Zealand must have given themselves a good chance of taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, but some superb Australian bowling in the first 10 overs meant the visitors were always behind in the run chase.None of the New Zealand batsmen was able to dominate — Martin Guptill top scored with 40 — and wickets fell at regular intervals as Australia took control.The victory will come as a welcome boost to the Australians, who had lost their last five ODIs in series losses to South Africa and India.Test spearhead Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers with 3-25, while allrounder Mitchell Marsh claimed 3-29.Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood both picked up two wickets in an impressive team display.Earlier, New Zealand spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi reined Australia in after Finch and Warner’s bright start.Warner brought up a chanceless half-century but soon began to struggle when New Zealand’s fastest bowler, Lockie Ferguson, came round the wicket and he eventually fell when he was beaten by pace and sliced a Ferguson thunderbolt to mid-on.Santner struck next when Finch got a faint edge to keeper Tom Latham to leave Australia 145 for two.He then rocked the home side when he bowled Steve Smith (14) with the addition of only one run.Leg-spinner Sodhi was expensive early but he adjusted his length and claimed the next three wickets to give New Zealand hope of chasing down the Australian total under the SCG lights.The second match will take place on Sunday, also at the SCG.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.
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