Big Ten Next Year

first_imgWhat does Bo Ryan have left on the Wisconsin team for next year?  Player of the Year, Frank Kaminsky, and Sam Dekker will both be pros.  Wisconsin also loses Josh Gasser, Traevon Jackson, and Duje Dukan who were all seniors.  That will leave the Badgers with Koenic and Hayes from this year’s team.Several other Big Ten teams have also lost Stars to either graduation or the pros.  Iowa had several seniors on their team as did Penn State.  IU’s Yogi Ferrell is contemplating going pro as is Ohio State’s Diangelo Russell.  Purdue lost John Octeus to graduation, but AJ Hammons has decided to return for his senior year.  Michigan State and Michigan, as well as Maryland, will have key core players back.Several other players are trying to decide whether they will be high or low picks in the draft system and this could change several other Big Ten programs.last_img read more

Former football coach Steve Sarkisian loses $30 million lawsuit against USC

first_imgFormer USC head coach Steve Sarkisian lost in his $30 million wrongful termination suit against the University. Before the fall · Sarkisian heads a USC football practice before he was released after multiple incidents related to his alcohol problems | Daily Trojan file photoEarlier this week, an arbitration hearing held in Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled against Sarkisian, the current Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator. He has since said he will no longer pursue the matter.“I am disappointed in the decision, but we will respect it and move on,” said Sarkisian in a statement, according to the Los Angeles Times. Sarkisian was terminated by USC in 2015 after repeated instances of drunken behavior. Prior to the 2015 season, he was caught on video slurring his words and saying multiple expletives at a booster event. Later in the season, he was allegedly intoxicated during various team meetings, practices and even games. Former Athletic Director Pat Haden fired Sarkisian in October 2015, naming Clay Helton as the interim head coach. In his lawsuit, Sarkisian alleged that USC did not allow him time to undergo treatment for alcoholism, prior to his ouster. He said he was going through a divorce at the time. “Instead of supporting its head coach, Steve Sarkisian, when he needed its help the most, USC kicked him to the curb,” read his complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court a couple of months after his termination. In the case, Sarkisian aimed to receive the outlying $12.6 million from his original contract. He sued USC on the basis he was fired over a disability. However, those allegations were shot down in the arbitration hearing. Per Deadspin, the hearing concluded that he was terminated over his detrimental behavior related to alcoholism, ruling it a “failure to control a controllable disability.” “We are pleased that the arbitration has reached its rightful conclusion and we wish Steve Sarkisian well,” USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann said in a statement.After his exit from USC, Sarkisian was hired as an offensive analyst at Alabama in 2016. He coached their offense in the 2017 National Championship game. He is entering his second season as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator. Prior to his short-lived tenure as Trojans’ head coach, Sarkisian was head coach at Washington from 2009-13. He has a long history with USC, also working as an assistant under Pete Carroll from 2001-2008.last_img read more

Joseph O’Brien to keep training flat and NH horses

first_imgThere had been speculation that the son of Ballydoyle kingpin Aidan was going to specialise.The former Irish champion jockey got his trainers’ licence in the summer weeks after masterminding Ivanovich Gorbatov’s victory in the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham.He believes the Piltown stables he operates from is full of potential winners.last_img

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, April 28, 2015:•7:45 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1300 block N. C, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Timothy B. Ward, 42, Wellington and parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by William R. Wingfield, Wellington.•8:20 a.m. Timothy B. Ward, 42, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for improper backing.•9:31 a.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the 1100 block S. H, Wellington.•1:53 p.m. Timothy W. Ellis, 49, Hillboro, Texas was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 52mph in a 40mph Zone.•3:50 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to property in the 400 block W. Walnut, Wellington.•8:07 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery, battery and criminal trespass in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington by known suspect.•9:03 p.m. Everett G. Fleming, 34, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery, battery and criminal trespass.last_img read more

Myanmar lifts curfew, assembly ban

first_imgYANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar lifted a curfew on Saturday and ended a ban on assembly imposed during a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protests – the latest sign the military rulers are confident they have fully crushed the largest demonstrations in two decades. The White House dismissed the move as “cosmetic,” a day after President George W. Bush announced new penalties against the military-run government. “The actions of the regime are `cosmetic.’ What we need are signs of serious intent to move toward a democratic transition,” presidential press secretary Dana Perino said. The relaxing of restrictions imposed Sept. 25 was announced from government vehicles driven through the streets of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“The curfew and ban on assembly has been revoked effective today because security and stability has improved,” according to the announcement issued from a speaker atop one of the vehicles. It was not immediately clear if the restrictions were also lifted in Mandalay, another major city and a focus of last month’s anti-government demonstrations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img