Report: DSME Workers Occupy a Crane, Demand Pay Hike

first_imgSouth Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has reportedly been faced with another worker protest, resulting in suspension of operations at a giant dock crane at one of its facilities.According to the reports from Korean media, two workers from DSME’s metal union mounted a 40-meter tall crane and launched a sit-down strike, demanding pay increase.Talks between the shipbuilder and the metal union have been underway for over nine months, however, no progress has been achieved. The union is said to be asking for a 4.11 pct wage rise on the back of improving business performance at DSME.The demand is contrary to DSME’s strategy, which envisages wage freezes and return of 10 pct of wages, as part of its cost cutting measures.Just this month, DSME secured a number of orders, including a contract from BW LPG for two LNG carriers including options for up to four more. The company has also won a deal to build an LNG carrier for the Greek shipowner Maran Gas Maritime, the 101st vessel for the company in total.So far this year, DSME’s orderbook is comprised of 43 vessels worth about USD 6.22 billion. These include 15 LNG carriers, 16 crude oil carriers, 7 ultra large containerships and 5 special purpose ships.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Rose keen to mirror McIlroy

first_imgJustin Rose will try to take a leaf out of Rory McIlroy’s book after kickstarting his season with his share of second place in the Masters. Rose arrived at Augusta National having missed the cut in three of his previous five tournaments on the PGA Tour, but left with renewed enthusiasm and a 14-under-par total which has only been bettered six times in Masters history. ” I’m really excited about the rest of the year now. It’s a good momentum starter for me,” said Rose, who was looking to become the first European player to win the US Open and Masters. “I tried to really tell myself that this year for me is going to be about April to September when the big tournaments come around and that’s when I want to play well. “You look at Rory’s year last year, it was all about how he played in the summer (winning the Open, Bridgestone Invitational and US PGA in the space of four weeks). I was trying to keep telling myself it’s a long year. Very happy it turned around this week in a major championship. “T he thing that was most important for me this week was the fact that I have not been in contention and I haven’t had a lot of experience this year or positive vibes on which to draw. “I was really pleased at how comfortable I felt in that situation, last group in the Masters on Sunday. I think that’s when you learn a lot about yourself and that makes me very hungry to get there again very soon.” Rose began the final round four shots behind Spieth and closed to within three on three separate occasions on the front nine, but was never able to get any closer. “There’s two ways to look at it. You can think that 14 under par, I’ll take that next year and I’ll take that the year after and I’ll take it the year after, so I have to take a lot of confidence from that,” he added. “But you’ve got to play it on the day, too. I felt like there were a few moments out there where I could have done better and I’ll learn on that and think about that. “Jordan didn’t really open the door and I didn’t really expect him to. Really the one time on the back nine where it got interesting for me was the 16th hole. I felt that if I make my birdie putt and Jordan misses for par, it’s a two‑shot swing and I’m two back with two to play. B ut my putt just slid by and he made a great eight- footer to there to keep his momentum as he did all day, really.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ellsworth wins volleyball playoff

first_img Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest Posts Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. Bio ELLSWORTH — With senior Sarah Shelton turning in a 19-kill performance, the seventh-ranked Ellsworth Eagles rolled to a 3-1 win over the number 10 Kennebunk Rams in a state Class A volleyball preliminary playoff on Thursday.The Eagles got off to a strong start in the first game, opening with seven consecutive points off serves by sophomore Samantha Mason. The Eagles extended the lead the rest of the way with a tip by Shelton proving the winning point of the 25-15 game.Kennebunk also fell behind early in the second game, then rallied to take a 13-12 lead. But the Eagles knotted the score at 13-all and junior Delaney Sargent then served three winners with a kill be Shelton putting the Eagles up 16-13. Ellsworth went on the claim a 25-17 win in the second game.But the Rams came alive in the third game and took the lead for good midway through the contest. With Kennebunk leading 23-20, the Eagles cut the lead to a single point on another kill by Shelton but the Rams held on for a 25-22 victory.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the decisive fourth game, the Rams kept things close in the early going but a looping ace by senior Paxton Colley put the Eagles in front to stay 9-8. Ellsworth continued to extend the lead, but the Rams rallied from a 20-12 deficit to trail by just four points, 24-20, before a block at the net by Sargent gave the Eagles the final point — and the match.Shelton had 18 digs and three assists to go with her big offensive output. Mason contributed five assists and eight digs, senior Jenna Haslam had eight digs and 13 serve receptions and Colley had 11 digs and 12 serve receptions.“I thought they played great,” said coach Mike Kelley of his Eagles. “There was a little letdown a couple of times, but it was for a short period instead of for a half a game or a whole game. They kept themselves up and their defense was great. There weren’t many mistakes. That’s the best they’ve played all year.”The 8-6 Eagles now will face the second-seeded Mount Desert Island Trojans in quarterfinal action on Saturday.center_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

Badminton News Saina, Ashwini-Satwik win; Srikanth loses in World Championship

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Nanjing (China): India’s star shuttler Saina Nehwal sailed into the women’s singles quarterfinals but another medal hope, Kidambi Srikanth, crashed out of the World Championships after suffering a straight-game loss on Thursday.Saina, who had clinched a silver and a bronze at the 2015 and 2017 editions, downed 2013 champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand 21-16 21-19 to set up a meeting with Olympic champion and two-time world champion Carolina Marin of Spain.The Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa also stood one step away from a medal after pulling off a stunning 20-22 21-14 21-6 victory over the Malaysian world no.7 combination of Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai.However, fifth seed Srikanth’s dream of winning a medal came crashing after he was outwitted 18-21 18-21 by the experienced Malaysian Daren Liew in a 41-minute clash.“I had my chances but couldn’t keep the shuttle in. Too many smashes out, too many mistakes. I should have handled it much better,” said Srikanth.Also Read | Sindhu, Srikanth, Praneeth win; Prannoy ousted in World Championship Saina showed amazing retrieving skills against Inthanon, who is on a comeback trail after recovering from an injury.“It is a very good win. She is known for a deceptive game. Second game was going my way, but suddenly she played some difficult strokes, she was everywhere and made it 19-19. At that point, Gopi sir played a big role. He told me what to do and I followed that and the game turned in my favour,” Saina said.“Pressure is less on me now because the last few tournaments I haven’t been able to cross the quarterfinals but I have played well at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Championship. But I can see that the form sometimes goes here and there but I am happy it is coming back in important events.”Talking about her next match against Marin, Saina said: “I have played her at Denmark Open last, she is quick and aggressive and it would be a challenging match for me and I will just look to give my best.”Earlier, Ashwini and Satwik showed great composure as they recovered from a game down to prevail over their higher ranked opponents.It was an even battle in the opening game where the Malaysian pair managed an 11-8 lead at the break and though Ashwini and Satwik clawed back at 14-14 and even held a slender 18-16 lead at one stage, their rivals were more composed to pocket the game.Read More | Indian juniors bag six medals at Jordan TT meet In the second game, Goh and Shevon opened up a 5-2 lead but this time Ashwini and Satwik drew parity at 9-9 and then broke off to bounce back into the contest.In the decider, the Indian pair was brilliant as it aggressively dominated the proceedings. They led 11-4 at the interval and continued in the same vein after the breather to storm into the quarters. last_img read more

Villas-Boas gives backing to Torres

first_imgChelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has denied reports he is close to losing patience with Fernando Torres.Striker Torres has struggled for form since his £50m move to Stamford Bridge in January and has not scored in the Premier League since September.He was ineffective again in the Carling Cup defeat against his former club Liverpool this week, but his manager insists suggestions the Spaniard is on borrowed time are wide of the mark.AdChoices广告“It’s not true. I don’t run out of patience with my players,” Villas-Boas said.Torres has netted five goals in all competitions for the Blues, with four of them coming this season.Related story:Torres will deliver – Dixonlast_img

Piskula returns to school after stint with NHL’s Kings

first_imgFor the better part of an athlete’s life, the moment cannot come soon enough when he can cash in on a multi-year, lucrative deal with one of his profession’s 30 or so professional teams. Having the luxury of being able to disregard everything, to put his previous life on hold, can be this player’s ticket to freedom. For a former Badger blue liner, that moment, while monumental in its own right, though on less lucrative terms, did not mean a blatant disregard for the education he worked to receive at Wisconsin. Or the life he left behind. Joe Piskula went from college student sitting in the basement of Social Sciences for his History of Rome lecture to NHL player skating in front of thousands under the soft glow of the Staples Center’s lights in Los Angeles, from facing midterms to facing the prospect of learning to play with fresh faces at a level of hockey better than he had ever encountered. Yet even with a professional contract and the image of playing in the NHL fresh on his mind, Piskula looked back: As soon as the Los Angeles Kings’ season concluded without a playoff bid, he was once again back in that antique room listening to lectures about the Roman economy. While his time with the Kings was described by Piskula as “unbelievable” to the point that “it didn’t even seem real,” the student-turned-pro-turned-student had more important things on his mind. He was behind in his schoolwork. “It was really hard,” Piskula said in a phone interview, discussing his return to campus. “I had a month of school to catch up on in five classes.” Thankfully, Piskula’s teachers sympathized with his situation. They helped him get caught up in time to successfully complete his junior year. His life-changing decision to go pro started as a cloud at the beginning of the 2006-07 season and turned into a thunderstorm by the end; it got to the point where there was no doubt that he was going to leave college early. Piskula just didn’t know it would play out as perfectly as it did. Following the conclusion of the men’s hockey season, one in which the Badgers missed the NCAA Tournament and a chance to defend its title by one place — they finished No. 17 in the Pairwise Rankings, and the top 16 teams are invited — Piskula signed a contract with the Los Angeles Kings. The best part: He was offered a chance to play with the team — in the NHL — right away. Of course Piskula took it. “The fact that I was able to go to the NHL right away was a no-brainer,” he said. “It’s an opportunity that I don’t think really anybody can pass up.” That still didn’t mean the decision was emotionally easy. After all, you only live college once. “I am going to miss Wisconsin and miss my senior year,” Piskula said. “I mean I love it here, and I couldn’t have gotten a better experience with winning a national championship and all. … Our team is like a family, and it’s difficult to leave your family behind, but I would have been a 23-year-old senior, so it’s not like I’m really young. “It was tough to decide that, but again, I felt like the time was right.” “Every player’s dream,” as Piskula called it, began Mar. 23, 2007 against the Chicago Blackhawks. To better matters, the game was played in Chicago, one of two NHL cities within driving distance of his hometown of Antigo, Wis., and Madison, allowing his friends and family to see him play. A few days later, they saw him play again in St. Paul, Minn., against the Minnesota Wild. “It couldn’t have worked out any better,” Piskula said of the Kings’ fortunate schedule. In all, he appeared in five games for Los Angeles. While that brief stint won’t guarantee Piskula a roster spot this fall when the Kings begin training camp, those precious few weeks have left a lasting impression on Piskula. It didn’t hurt that his confidence was boosted in the process either. “Last year definitely helped me out getting there and getting to play a little bit, and getting a little bit of experience,” he said. “I played in five games for them last year, so they know that I’m right there and that I can play at that level.” But bigger than Piskula’s achievements on the ice is his commitment off it. Despite conceding his senior year in order to play professional hockey — be it with the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL or the Kings’ minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL — Piskula recognizes the importance of earning a degree for his life after hockey. “You don’t play hockey forever,” Piskula said. “When you’re done with hockey you need that degree to get a job, so an education is definitely important.” Plus, he doesn’t want his three years of hard work to go to waste. “I’ve put in three years of schooling and all that work,” Piskula said. “I definitely want to finish.” In order to achieve his goal Piskula will take summer courses for the next three or four years. Should he remain committed for that long he would represent one of just 75 percent of all University of Wisconsin student athletes who graduate with degrees, and an even smaller percent of professionals. In the meantime, the former Badger continues to train for the upcoming season, hoping that time will bring him to the NHL level once more. Whether it happens doesn’t matter like it would to the athletes who don’t look back, because as Piskula knows, a degree is worth something too. Kevin is senior majoring in journalism and economics. Share your thoughts or just drop a line to read more

EPL: Leicester to Begin Title Defence at Hull

first_imgMourinho’s Man Utd takes on Bournemouth *Sunderland baptism for GuardiolaChampions Leicester City will begin their Premier League title defence with a trip to newly-promoted Hull City and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United reign kicks off at Bournemouth.The release of the fixtures yesterday threw up some meaty first-day tussles with last season’s runners-up Arsenal hosting Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool.The 2016-17 season kicks off earlier than usual on August 13.Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester, who stunned the football world by claiming the Premier League title last season at pre-season odds of 5000-1, have a testing opening six weeks with Arsenal visiting them before away trips to Liverpool and Manchester United. Leicester is listed as 25-1 seventh favourites to retain the title.Pep Guardiola will make his league debut as Manchester City manager when his team, already marked out as favourites for the title, host Sunderland.Mourinho, who replaced Louis van Gaal as United manager last month, will be aiming to maintain his record of never having lost any of his seven opening-day fixtures in England.He will not have to wait long to renew his old rivalry with Guardiola either, with the first Manchester derby being held at Old Trafford on September 10.The drastic managerial shake-up in the Premier League means Chelsea also venture into a new era with Antonio Conte, currently in charge of Italy at Euro 2016, at the helm.His first assignment in English football will be a feisty London derby against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge.West Ham’s first match at their new Olympic Stadium home is against Bournemouth on August 20.Mourinho will return to his old stomping ground when Chelsea host Manchester United on October 22, a week after the Portuguese’s former club host Leicester City.Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur, who pushed Leicester for the title before finishing third, begin at Everton, who named Ronald Koeman as their manager on Tuesday.Arsenal will host Tottenham in the first north London derby on November 5 while the other eagerly anticipated derby clash, between Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton, takes place at Goodison Park on December 17.Burnley mark their return to England’s top-flight by welcoming Swansea City, while Middlesbrough, who were also promoted, host Stoke City.MATCH DAY 1(August 13)Bournemouth v Man UtdArsenal v LiverpoolBurnley v SwanseaChelsea v West HamC’Palace v West BromEverton v TottenhamHull City v LeicesterMan City v SunderlandMid’brough v StokeSouth’pton v WatfordShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Week 14 Fantasy RB Rankings

first_imgWe recently went through a stretch of minimal running back upheaval, but since the start of Week 12, we’ve seen Melvin Gordon, James Conner, Matt Breida, and Chris Carson suffer notable injuries, Leonard Fournette get suspended for a game, Alex Collins placed on IR, and Kareem Hunt get released . Never mind all the typical performance-related stuff, those developments alone could send your fantasy playoff-bound squad into turmoil. Our Week 14 fantasy RB rankings does its best to sort through the mess (What’s a Jeff Wilson Jr.?), but there’s still a lot we don’t know early in the week.For now, we have Conner, Breida, Carson and Kerryon Johnson in our rankings but no Gordon. (Update: Breida is officially out for Week 14.) At this point, any of that group could be active and any could be inactive, so we won’t be stingy with the updates throughout the week. Both Conner (@ Raiders), Johnson (@ Cardinals), Gordon (vs. Bengals) will be especially important, as not only are they the best players, but they all have fantastic matchups. If they’re out, their backups (Jaylen Samuels, LeGarrette Blount, and Austin Ekeler/Justin Jackson) would be worthwhile sleepers and at least FLEX backs, if not RB2s.  WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 14 Fantasy Rankings: RBThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues1Christian McCaffrey, Panthers @ Browns2Alvin Kamara, Saints @ Buccaneers3Phillip Lindsay, Broncos @ 49ers4Aaron Jones, Packers vs. Falcons5Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys vs. Eagles6Saquon Barkley, Giants @ Redskins Week 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerIn addition to the injury worries, there have been some downturns in recent weeks for Marlon Mack, Dion Lewis, and Jordan Howard. Mack remains the primary back for his team, giving him borderline RB2 value even in a fairly tough matchup against Houston, but Lewis (vs. Jaguars) and Howard (vs. Rams) seem to be on the shorter end of their committees, albeit in different ways. Lewis is losing touches to Derrick Henry despite having more all-around upside, while Howard is getting more carries than Tarik Cohen despite producing far less. Hopefully you’re not relying on any to keep your season alive, as it could be another unpredictable week.Note: These rankings will be updated during the week, so check back often for the latest analysis and player movement. MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup Builder21James White, Patriots @ Dolphins. White 22LeSean McCoy, Bills vs. Jets. When these teams met in Week 10, McCoy had his only 100-yard performance and scored his only TDs of the season. With 18 and 19 touches, respectively, over the past two games, he’ll get enough work to do damage again.23Jaylen Samuels, Steelers @ Raiders. It’s unclear how the Steelers will divvy up touches in their backfield, but Samuels should be the primary back. The 6-0, 225-pound rookie is adept receiver, which will help pad his stats even if he doesn’t score. Stevan Ridley will also be involved, but Samuels has a good amount of upside against Oakland’s bottom-six fantasy RB defense.24Isaiah Crowell, Jets @ Bills. Crowell not only impressed with 21 carries and 98 rushing yards last week in a tough matchup against Tennessee, but he also surprised by catching four of five targets. He seems like the clear lead back over Elijah McGuire right now, and against the Bills, who allow the 11th-most fantasy points per game to RBs, he should be a solid RB2.25Dalvin Cook, Vikings @ Seahawks. Cook looked close to 100 percent last week, rushing nine times for 84 yards and catching eight passes for another 22. Seattle is tough against the run, but Cook can do damage on the ground and through the air. 26Marlon Mack, Colts @ Texans. Mack has really struggled last week, totaling 33 yards on nine touches. It was the second time this year he was shut down by the Jaguars, and even though the Texans aren’t quite as good against RBs, they’re not much worse. Mack should still get enough touches to have RB2/FLEX value, but it’s possible you have better options.27Justin Jackson, Chargers vs. Bengals. Jackson looked like the Chargers’ best back on Sunday night, and it seems likely he’ll get at least a few more touches if Melvin Gordon is out again. Against the Bengals, even 10 touches gives him RB2/high-end FLEX upside.28Doug Martin, Raiders vs. Steelers. Martin has scored in each of the past two games and has averaged at least 15 touches in his six games at Oakland’s starter. He came through in an equally tough matchup in Baltimore two weeks ago (72 total yards, TD), so he’s still in play as a FLEX here.29Jeff Wilson Jr., 49ers vs. Broncos. Wilson displayed solid skills as a runner (15-61) and receiver (8-73) last week in Seattle, and this matchup isn’t nearly as difficult on paper. Because the 49ers figure to activate Alfred Morris for this game, Wilson probably won’t see quite as many touches, but he should still lead the way in San Francisco’s backfield. 30Tevin Coleman, Falcons @ Packers. Coleman has only mustered 14 rushing yards on 14 carries the past two weeks, but he managed to have value in Week 12 thanks to a TD catch. The Falcons have rarely shown consistent usage patterns this year with their RBs, so it’s tough to project Coleman’s carries, but at least he’ll have a much more favorable matchup against a Packers defense that’s allowed seven RB touchdowns over its past six games.31Chris Carson, Seahawks vs. Vikings. A finger injury threatens Carson’s availability for this game, but even if he plays, he’ll have a tough time against a Vikings defense that has only allowed five RB touchdowns all year — two of which came last week by FB James Develin. 32Josh Adams, Eagles @ Cowboys. With 42 carries in his past two games, Adams is getting an elite workload, but he’s barely used in the passing game. The Cowboys have allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points and fourth-fewest rushing yards to RBs, so Adams might be a touchdown-or-bust FLEX.33Peyton Barber, Buccaneers vs. Saints. Barber finally produced in a tougher matchup last week, and in a game where offense figures to be easy to come by, he could easily punch in a short touchdown again. The season-long numbers say New Orleans is death on RBs, though (fourth-fewest fantasy points allowed), so proceed with caution.34Kenyan Drake, Dolphins vs. Patriots. See Frank Gore below.35Jordan Howard, Bears vs. Rams. Howard returned to a workhorse role last week, rushing 16 times for a respectable 76 yards. He’s always a candidate for a good game, but if he doesn’t score, you don’t know what to expect. That unpredictably — coupled with the possibility of Chicago throwing more given the matchup — has Howard moving down our rankings.36Dion Lewis, Titans vs. Jaguars. See Derrick Henry below.37Duke Johnson Jr., Browns vs. Panthers38Chris Thompson, Redskins vs. Giants39Elijah McGuire, Jets @ Bills40Royce Freeman, Broncos @ 49ers41Frank Gore, Dolphins vs. Patriots. Gore remained Miami’s “lead back” last week, rushing one more time that Kenyan Drake, but obviously the split was much more even. Drake remains the higher upside play given his explosiveness and receiving ability. The Pats have only allowed four RB rushing touchdowns all year, so it’s tough to find reasons to be optimistic about Gore this week.42Jalen Richard, Raiders vs. Steelers43Stevan Ridley, Steelers @ Raiders44Theo Riddick, Lions @ Cardinals45Derrick Henry, Titans vs. Jaguars. Henry might very well be Tennessee’s “lead back” again after out-carrying Dion Lewis 10 to six last week. He also scored for the fifth time in the past six games. The Jaguars are ultra-stingy against RBs, though, allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to the position, so Henry, who doesn’t figure to get much more than 10 touches, is still a fairly low-upside play. (Update: Or he’ll score four TDs. One of the two.)46Ito Smith, Falcons @ Packers47Alfred Morris, 49ers vs. Broncos48Rashaad Penny, Seahawks vs. Vikings49Kenneth Dixon, Ravens @ Chiefs50Giovani Bernard, Bengals @ Chargers51Nyheim Hines, Colts @ Texans52Corey Clement, Eagles @ Cowboys53Rex Burkhead, Patriots @ Dolphins54Latavius Murray, Vikings @ Seahawks55Alfred Blue, Texans vs. Colts56T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars @ Titans57Jacquizz Rodgers, Buccaneers vs. Saints58Darren Sproles, Eagles @ Cowboys59Damien Williams, Chiefs vs. Ravens60Carlos Hyde, Jaguars @ Titans61Jamaal Williams, Packers vs. Falcons62Chris Ivory, Bills vs. Jets63Mike Davis, Seahawks vs. Vikings64Jordan Wilkins, Colts @ Texanscenter_img WEEK 14 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | DraftKings | FanDuel13Adrian Peterson, Redskins vs. Giants14Tarik Cohen, Bears vs. Rams15Austin Ekeler, Chargers vs. Bengals. Ekeler was a big disappointment last week (43 total yards), but he did get 18 touches. If Melvin Gordon (knee) is out again, Ekeler should get at least 12 touches against a Bengals defense allowing the most fantasy points to RBs. Justin Jackson could be in line for more carries after showing some burst last week, but Ekeler will still likely lead the way and have major upside.16Lamar Miller, Texans vs. Colts17Sony Michel, Patriots @ Dolphins18LeGarrette Blount, Lions @ Cardinals19Spencer Ware, Chiefs vs. Ravens. Ware totaled 15 touches as Kansas City’s starter last week against Oakland, and while he disappointed with 52 total yards, he managed to into the end zone and salvage his fantasy day. A much tougher matchup is on tap with Baltimore, but Ware will still be heavily involved. Given Kansas City’s high-powered attack, he’s always a threat for a big game and/or a touchdown.20Mark Ingram, Saints @ Buccaneers. Ingram is due for a bounce back against a Bucs defense allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to RBs. Even though the production has been down lately, it’s important to remember he’s still averaging 4.8 yards per carry and 9.0 yards per reception. WEEK 14 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | DraftKings | FanDuel7Todd Gurley, Rams @ Bears8David Johnson, Cardinals vs. Lions. Johnson giving way to rookie Chase Edmonds for two short TDs last week was disturbing, but the veteran still had 21 touches compared to only seven for Edmonds. The Lions have been steadily improving against the run, but Todd Gurley reminded us last week that stud backs can still light them up. Expect a bounce-back performance from Johnson.9Gus Edwards, Ravens @ Chiefs. Even though he was dinged up entering last week’s game, Edwards ran 21 times for 82 yards. The results weren’t optimal, but the workload was elite. Against the Chiefs, who have been in the top five in fantasy points allowed to RBs most of the year, Edwards has big upside again.10Joe Mixon, Bengals @ Chargers11Nick Chubb, Browns vs. Panthers12Leonard Fournette, Jaguars @ Titans. Fournette had been on a roll prior to his Week 13 suspension, scoring five times in two-and-a-half games. The Titans are among the toughest teams for RBs to score against, but Fournette’s talent and volume still give him a high ceiling.last_img read more

Abby Wambach on Megan Rapinoe, USWNT: They’re redefining ‘what it means to be a woman’

first_imgThe national team that competed in France started political conversations, faced criticism about their celebrations and grew awareness around the pay gap between the women’s and men’s game — demanding a change to be made. Wambach, who played in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 World Cups, said she’s proud of the national team for taking a stand. Related News Former U.S. women’s national team great Abby Wambach shared her observation of the 2019 Women’s World Cup championship team, giving praise to the players not only for their accomplishments on the field, but also the conversations they sparked off of it. “They’re trying to redefine what it means to be a woman,” Wambach told USA Today. “So many women believe … that we’re just supposed to be polite and say, ‘Thank you so much, we’re so grateful to be here.’ And you know what, that was so four years ago.” “Four years ago, our world wasn’t ready for somebody to be as vocal and unapologetic as Megan Rapinoe is. They are now,” Wambach said. “The way that she’s gone about it and the way that she’s navigated this whole thing has been nearly perfect in my mind. The team and Megan have fought for something that is bigger than just soccer because a win for this team is a win for women everywhere.”Rapinoe embraced her platform in France, as she brought attention to women’s soccer and controversial issues throughout the world.“It’s our responsibility to make the world a better place,” Rapinoe said in a speech at the USWNT victory parade in New York. “I think our team does an incredible job of taking that on our shoulders and understanding the position that we have and the platform that we have. Yes we play sports, yes we play soccer, yes we’re female athletes, but we’re so much more than that. … This conversation is at the next step. We have to collaborate, it takes everybody.”MIC. DROPPED. 🎤Watch @mPinoe’s Victory Parade speech in its entirety. 🇺🇸— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 10, 2019 “They’re saying, ‘You know what, we’re going to do this our way. We’re going to be unapologetic, we’re going to be confident and we’re going to celebrate our a— off because guess what, that is what we want to do,’” Wambach said. “And (they’re) allowed to do that because they’re strong, powerful women who deserve it. And when one woman does it, then it gives permission for the next woman to do it.”In the months leading up to the World Cup, the U.S. national team started conversations about the pay gap as 28 members — including Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan — filed a lawsuit in March against the U.S. Soccer Federation, claiming there is institutionalized gender discrimination between the women’s and the men’s sport.The issue extends internationally, as well. The U.S. will share a pot of $4 million for winning the tournament, while France’s men’s squad earned $38 million for winning in Russia last year. At the next Women’s World Cup in 2023, FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to increase the prize money to $60 million, yet at the men’s competition in 2022, teams in Qatar will have a pot of $440 million.During the Women’s World Cup, the players who filed the lawsuit announced they had agreed to mediation and will resolve the issues after they get back to the United States. France’s tournament gave the players even more of a platform to speak out and demand a change from FIFA as Infantino was booed during the trophy presentation and chants of “equal pay” broke out. Women’s World Cup 2019: TV ratings soar during USWNT final Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe keeps pay-gap conversation going on ‘GMA’ Women’s World Cup 2019: Former U.S. coach and star hope triumph transforms domestic gamelast_img read more

The Brilliant Đedović Led Bayern to Victory Over Real

first_imgWithin the 10th round of Euroleague, the basketball players of Bayern with a phenomenal game of Nihad Đedović won against Real with the result (85:83).The B&H representative Nihad Đedović played one of the best games since his arrival in the Bavarian club. The B&H representative was the best player of Bayern in the game against Real. He scored 21 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.Beside Đedović, Delaney played an excellent game, who scored 20 points, while Sergio Rodriguez was the best player of Real with 18 points.(Source: