The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had some bad moments over the years, but their 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night might be the franchise’s lowest point.The Bucs gave up 35 points to the Falcons before gaining a single first down. They trailed 49-0 with 8:11 remaining in the third quarter after an aborted snap — Tampa Bay’s fourth turnover of the game — handed Atlanta the ball on the Bucs’ 2-yard line (Steven Jackson would punch it in for a touchdown on the following play).If Atlanta hadn’t pulled their starters at that point, there was the real sense that they could have challenged Chicago’s NFL-record 73-0 obliteration of Washington in the 1940 NFL Championship Game — it was just that one-sided. As it was, the Falcons’ win was the 108th-biggest blowout in pro football history (since 1940).But that actually sells the performance short, because the score was out of hand so quickly and the margin so lopsided for most of the game; it took a pair of late Tampa Bay touchdowns to pull the margin closer to anything approaching respectability. To better quantify how the game played out, we can use what FiveThirtyEight contributor Chase Stuart calls the “game script,” which measures the average point margin at any given second in a game. And Atlanta’s game script Thursday night — +32.9 — was a doozy. Going back to 1940, it was the sixth-most dominant performance by any pro football team (playoff games are in gray):Naturally, that infamous Chicago-Washington rout was first, with a +34.9 game script. And most fans probably remember the Jacksonville Jaguars dismantling the Miami Dolphins in Dan Marino’s final NFL game, or Tom Brady throwing five second-quarter touchdowns in the snow against the Tennessee Titans. But as far as historic thrashings go, Thursday night’s ranks right up there.
Claims against the Ohio State Diving Club alleging the university did not take significant action to stop a former coach from sexually abusing a former athlete were dropped Wednesday, according to a report by the Associated Press.Former assistant diving coach William Bohonyi was accused of coercing a 16-year-old female athlete to engage in sex acts in July 2014, both on campus and during a competition in Maryland, in a lawsuit filed July 11 in Indianapolis federal district court. Bohonyi, the university’s diving club and USA Diving were named as defendants.Robert Allard, the attorney for one of the divers, said the dismissal “was based purely on procedural grounds” because the lawsuit was filed in Indiana. He said Ohio State said Indiana did not have proper jurisdiction over the university, and that he intends to file a new lawsuit in Ohio against Ohio State.As of Friday, no lawsuit has been filed against Ohio State in Ohio.“We continue to believe more than ever that there was a cover up of massive proportions and we intend to hold OSU fully accountable for its unconscionable conduct in failing to arrest and allowing a known predator to continue to molest children including our client,” Allard told The Lantern.Ohio State spokesman Ben Johnson had previously said the university immediately notified Franklin County Children’s Services, the Ohio State University Police Division, Maryland law enforcement and USA Diving about the abuse by Bohonyi when it first learned of the allegations in 2014.Johnson said on Friday that the university is pleased to be dismissed from the lawsuit.“We have always maintained that — fully consistent with our core value of protecting the safety and well-being of those we serve in our community — the university handled this matter appropriately,” Johnson said.The Lantern obtained records of Ohio State’s internal investigation and found conflicting accounts of the relationship between the club member and Bohonyi. Though investigators were not able to conclude, at the time, if sexual harassment claims were valid, the university found evidence to support a consensual romantic relationship between the two. Ohio State fired Bohonyi on Aug. 29, 2014 because the relationship violated university policy.The investigation conducted by Ohio State found the university first learned of the relationship on Aug. 10, 2014.According to the AP report, Bohonyi and USA Diving remain defendants in the lawsuit.The Lantern reached out for comment from Ohio State and Bohonyi, but did not receive a response by the time of publication.Updated at 11:16 p.m. on Friday to include the information from Robert Allard.Updated at 1:02 p.m. on Friday to include the statement from Ben Johnson.
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck is confident that he can play alongside both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre LacazetteThe England international scored a brace in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Southampton at the Emirates on Sunday with Aubameyang having also scored on the day.Welbeck, who has been struggling with two serious knee injuries over the past few seasons, was praised by Arsene Wenger for having made his way back into the first-team.While normally Welbeck would have to compete against Arsenal’s recent big money signings, the former Manchester United player is confident that he would team-up well with the pair.“As you’ve seen, I can play with Pierre and with Laca,” said Welbeck, according to Sky Sports.“It is nice. It gives you that added motivation. The competition is there so you are going to improve and better yourself.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I’ve had that throughout my whole career. Being at an academy where players come from all over the world and it is the same here, you are always going to have that competition. It is healthy.“I know I can link up with plenty of the players in this team.”Welbeck also expressed his confidence that he would be a suitable option to replace the injured Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who suffered knee ligament damage in last weeks’s 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Europa League.“We don’t know how bad Henrikh’s injury is at the moment,” said the 27 year-old.“We all wish him a speedy recovery. Hopefully he is available as soon as possible, but it is the manager’s decision who he wants in the team.“Obviously, with the goals today I’ve staked my claim. Going into the game on Thursday, we want to get the win and get into the next round.”
Athletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann feels they should have defeated Valencia but didn’t execute the perfect game plan.Angel Correa showed brilliant composure inside the box to fire into the bottom right corner in the 26th minute after he was put through by Griezmann.But on the 56th minute, Rodrigo with a great touch controlled a beautiful cross inside the box and thundered the ball into the roof of the net.Valencia came close to claiming all 3 points on the 67th minute when Gabriel rose high and headed past the goalkeeper only for the ball to hit the right post. The game ended 1-1.Sports 360 reports that Griezmann, however, believes they should have gone home victorious.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Speaking after the game, Griezmann said: “It was a match that we should have won, but we didn’t do things perfectly. We played a good first half, we were fine in the first 20 minutes in the second half but then we lost a bit of order.“We had a chance, we didn’t do well enough and they levelled the match, we have to watch the match and improve.”“We want to improve on last year, we’ll see how far we can go,” he said.“We want to win all of our matches.“At the end of the season, we’ll see where we are.”
Jose Mourinho would have reportedly quit this summer if he had been in charge of any other club than Manchester UnitedThe Portuguese coach has had perhaps the most frustrating transfer window of his career following chief executive Ed Woodward’s failure to support him in pursuit of his main target of a new central defender.United have signed only Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant this summer.Woodward’s reluctant to support Mourinho has caused a breakdown in their relationship with United supporters reportedly preparing for a plane to fly a banner over Turf Moor in Sunday’s away trip to Burnley in protest towards the club board.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Not the Daily Mirror reports that Mourinho is still fuming over the club’s lack of ambition in the transfer market.The 55-year-old fears that United’s chances at overhauling champions Manchester City in the Premier League have been compromised by Woodward’s refusal to spend the money needed for a new centre-back.Apparently, Mourinho has told friends that had United been any other club than he would have already left.Centre-backs Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Diego Godin and Yerry Mina had all been linked with moves to Old Trafford.
Borussia Monchengladbach beat Bayern Munich 3-0 at the Allianz Arena just last weekend in the German BundesligaAfter Borussia Monchengladbach was able to beat Bayern Munich 3-0 at the Allianz Arena, Gladbach’s vice president Rainer Bonhof asks for tranquility.“For me, it’s a little too early to look too much into things. We’ve got off to a good start, but I’ve always said that it takes ten games to get a sense of how you’ll do that season,” he told the club’s official website.“We’re happy with where we are at the moment, but nothing more. I don’t want to downplay things, but the games in Berlin and Wolfsburg have shown that there’s still room for improvement. Those that think we’ll easily beat other teams just because we beat Bayern 3-0 have been warned.”“You have to give 100% every week in the Bundesliga, or you’ll find it hard against any side. Therefore, we need to take it one game at a time,” he added.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We can enjoy the victory at Bayern for a few days, but we shouldn’t get carried away”“The team seems more stable compared to last season. For me, an important factor is that we have a squad with two players for almost every position,” he continued.“We’ve got competition for all the positions, which has a positive effect on how the team performed overall. Our new system has also been hugely successful for the team so far.”“No matter who’s in the starting line up or who comes on during the game, each player fits into the system well. We want it to carry on like this,” he concluded.
The closure of these areas will remain in effect until August 29, unless otherwise rescinded or extended for a cause. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has reopened a number of trails that were closed due to the fire danger risk from the Swan Lake Fire. Hikers are advised that those trails they’ve grown so familiar with could look a little different. Leah Eskelin Park Ranger with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: “The Skyline and Fuller Lake trails were just reopened. Those two trails were prepared in the event that firefighters would need to use them as contingency lines. So, you will see some changes to those two trails as you go up.” Crews have completed the majority of suppression repair work on these trails including chipping brush piles and repairing containment lines built by dozers and crews. The fire remains at 102,229 acres, a warming and drying trend is predicted for the Kenai Peninsula into the beginning of August, but no increase in fire activity is expected for the Swan Lake Fire. Recreational visitors are encouraged to use caution when accessing Skyline and Fuller Lakes Trails especially in upper elevations where Swan Lake Fire remains active. Of primary note: Watson, Peterson, and Kelly campgrounds and Kelly Lake public use cabin all remain closed. Eskelin: “Recreational users need to be aware that they’re are heat pockets in some areas, and there are potential hazards on the trails that may not yell out ‘watch out for me’.”
3D map of the cosmic web at a distance of 10.8 billion light years from Earth. The map was generated from imprints of hydrogen gas observed in the spectrum of 24 background galaxies, which are located behind the volume being mapped. This is the first time that large-scale structures in such a distant part of the Universe have been mapped directly. The coloring represents the density of hydrogen gas tracing the cosmic web, with brighter colors representing higher density. Credit: Casey Stark (UC Berkeley) and Khee-gan Lee (MPIA) Citation: Best of Last Week – First map of hidden universe, pursuit of compact fusion and new clues about the causes of depression (2014, October 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-week-hidden-universe-pursuit-compact.html It was a pretty big week for earth and space scientists, too, as an international team of researchers announced that they’d found evidence that Earth’s magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime—or put another way, as quickly as within a hundred years. Also another team of researchers in the U.S. took another look and found that the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere is lower than predicted because of plants. And that top secret shuttle-looking plane the U.S. Air Force has been testing landed at an Air Force base in southern California after flying for nearly two years, inviting widespread speculation as to its purpose.In more practical news, scientists in Singapore have come up with a new type of battery that can be recharged up to 70 percent in just two minutes—and will last up to 20 years. And a team at Siemens announced that they’d developed a drive system that saves space and weight in electric cars—allowing the cars to go farther on a charge. Unrelated but still remarkable, a team of researchers in the U.K. announced that they had found what they believe to be the underlying cause of 40 per cent of pre-term births—if they can find a cure, it might mean drastically reducing the number of deaths of babies due to premature birth.And finally, it turns out that depression in some people may be related to the way gut bacteria helps keep the brain healthy–and how it could play a role in the treatment of depression. Have we been causing our own depression by killing off our gut biome with antibiotics? New research suggests that’s entirely possible. © 2014 Phys.org (Phys.org) —It was an interesting week for physics as scientists built the first map of the hidden universe—astronomers led by a team with the Max Planck Institute in Germany created the first 3D map of the universe depicting things just three billion years after the Big Bang. Also, Lockheed Martin revealed new details about its pursuit of a compact fusion reactor concept, announcing they are on the fast track to developing what they describe as the ultimate power source and predicting they’ll have a prototype in just five years. And a team of physicists from China and Singapore conducted quantum tests that strengthen support for EPR steering—it concerns particularly strong types of entanglement in which the two systems are not just correlated, but are correlated in a specific direction. Explore further Top-secret space plane lands on California coast This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.