YouTube/TMZSportsOn Monday, Michael Irvin Jr., a three star wide receiver/tight end, followed in his famous father’s footsteps and committed to Miami. Irvin Sr. starred at The U in the mid-late 1980s before a long, Hall of Fame NFL career for the Dallas Cowboys. Irvin spoke with TMZ Sports about his son’s decision, and the conversation turned to the incident involving Sean “Diddy” Combs at UCLA a few weeks ago. During the interview, Irvin shared an anecdote about being thrown out of one of his son’s games. Luckily, Irvin said no kettlebells were involved. We assume he’ll keep his cool when his son enrolls at The U next year.[TMZ]
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, have collaborated on a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring Academy Award-winning actor and SU2C Ambassador Morgan Freeman, who also is an executive producer of The C Word, a powerful new cancer documentary.Video: :60 TV PSA – SUC2-Be The Breakthrough – Morgan FreemanThe PSA is part of a collaboration between SU2C and Genentech called Be The Breakthrough, a multi-faceted effort that celebrates the people behind progress in cancer: the patients who participate in clinical trials, the scientists and doctors who make medical advances and improve care, and the people who provide support to those living with cancer.While we have made significant progress, there is much left to do to fight cancer. The disease still affects 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the U.S. in their lifetime. The Be The Breakthrough PSA is designed to increase awareness of and educate about the critical importance of individual contributions, such as getting screened regularly and participating in clinical trials, to continue advancing progress against cancer.“I am honored to join Stand Up To Cancer and Genentech in this extremely important PSA campaign,” said Academy Award-winning actor Freeman. “As the executive producer of The C Word documentary, it’s important to me to help raise awareness of this disease and the progress being made. I hope through this PSA and also through The C Word that I can help change the way people view cancer.”The PSA will begin airing December 2016 and encourages the public to visit SU2C.org/breakthrough. The website will provide resources and tools for people who want to learn about screening tests and clinical trials that may be right for them.Freeman adds: “Even the smallest steps against cancer are breakthroughs and can lead to something extraordinary. Getting screened, participating in a clinical trial, caring for patients, teaching prevention or pursuing an uncharted area of research — these are all breakthroughs. Defeating cancer takes breakthroughs, and together we can all be the breakthrough.”In the PSA, Freeman, standing on a dramatically lit stage alongside cancer survivor Tonya Peat, delivers an inspiring and poetic monologue about what it means to “be the breakthrough.” Tonya represents all the brave survivors who fight tirelessly.The PSA was developed by the Creative Direction team of Nate Naylor and Chris Maiorino, and produced by the teams at Blacklist and Tendril, and Executive Produced by Madeline Marotto.In addition to Be The Breakthrough, Genentech is also a collaborator in Catalyst, a program that will use funding and materials from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic and medical devices industries to accelerate research on cancer prevention, detection and treatment.“We are grateful to Genentech for their continued dedication to Stand Up To Cancer’s research and their commitment to discovering science breakthroughs to help saves lives,” said Stand Up To Cancer Co-Founder Lisa Paulsen. “We are also grateful to Morgan Freeman for lending his voice to this campaign. His dedication to raising awareness for this disease through his participation in this PSA and through his documentary The C Word, makes him such a powerful ambassador.”“SU2C has made great progress against cancer by combining awareness, public education and cutting-edge research, which is why we’ve deepened our collaboration with them to include ‘Be The Breakthrough,’” said Troy Cox, Senior Vice President of BioOncology at Genentech. “We are excited to have Morgan Freeman bring his voice and advocacy to this public health initiative that empowers everyone to play a role in the fight against cancer.”
APTN National NewsFirst Nation leaders from across Atlantic Canada are speaking out about proposed drilling in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and Innu chiefs gathered during the AFN’s annual general meeting to voice their concern. They say they don’t want to wait until a spill happens before they speak up.APTN’s Ossie Michelin has this story.
OSU freshman forward Mason Jobst (26) during a game against Michigan on March 6 at Nationwide Arena. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIt took extra time and a fortunate bounce off the opposing goalie, but the Ohio State men’s hockey team came out victorious in its first-round matchup against the Michigan State Spartans in the Big Ten tournament.Freshman forward Mason Jobst scored in overtime to seal the 4-3 victory and continuation of OSU’s season for at least one more night.The Thursday night showdown at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, was the third consecutive match between the two schools.The Buckeyes got off to a dream start when freshman forward John Wiitala put the puck past Michigan State senior goaltender Jake Hildebrand just 38 seconds into the match. The Minnesota native collected the puck from sophomore forward Matthew Weis and fired home with a wraparound effort.A physical first period would also end with a Buckeye goal. Freshman defenseman Tommy Parran doubled the lead for the Scarlet and Gray with just over a minute remaining in the period. A shot from junior defenseman and first-team All-Big Ten defenseman Josh Healey took a deflection, and the puck fell to his defensive partner.The Spartans got on the board in the early minutes of the second period. A midrange effort from junior forward Joe Cox found its way past OSU junior goaltender Christian Frey to cut the Buckeyes’ lead in half. Senior forward Matt DeBlouw would then equalize for the Spartans with a power-play goal around halfway through the period.Another penalty left OSU shorthanded once again in the period, and the Spartans once again took advantage. Senior forward and captain Michael Ferrantino deflected a shot from freshman defenseman Zach Osburn past Frey, giving the Spartans their first lead of the night.That lead was not long-lived, as Weis tied it up at 3-3 three and a half minutes into the third period. That would be the final goal in regulation, and the two sides would go to overtime for the third straight game, where Jobst gathered a deflection off Hildebrand and put it into the net for the win.With the victory, the Buckeyes advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament and are scheduled to face off with No. 1 seed Minnesota on Friday at 8:30 p.m.
OSU freshman defensive end Nick Bosa (97) makes a tackle on Indiana sophomore running back Mike Majette (24) during the first half on Oct. 8. The Buckeyes won 38-17. Credit: Alexa MavrogianisWith Ohio State leading 31-17 near the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter against Indiana, coach Urban Meyer needed a defensive stop. He sent in the goal line package to combat a fourth-and-one at the OSU four yard line.A score by the Hoosiers would put OSU on its heels for the rest of the game. But a familiar No. 97 in scarlet didn’t allow that to happen. Freshman defensive end Nick Bosa penetrated Indiana’s offensive line and made the initial hit on junior running back Devine Redding, halting him at the line of scrimmage and forcing the Indiana offense to retreat to the sideline still trailing by 14. There was no shrug, no hair sticking out of the back of the younger Bosa’s helmet, only a roar from a crowd of over 107,000 embracing Bosa for who he is, not who his brother was.“I was just excited to get on the field on fourth down and have the opportunity to make the play for my team,” Bosa said. “They put the people in on goal line for a reason, just knocked them back, shed the block and made a tackle for loss.”It’s fairly safe to say that anybody who paid attention to OSU football, or the realm of college football, knows the name Joey Bosa. As a two-time All-American, two-time first-team All-Big Ten, 2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and third-overall draft pick, the older Bosa set a precedent with the Buckeyes that his younger brother has almost unfairly been forced to meet.Nick Bosa said he knows there is pressure, but he doesn’t necessarily feel it because of his confidence in his abilities.“I didn’t listen to the hype too much,” Bosa said. “Coach (Larry Johnson) made it very easy for me to transition and he knew that there was going to be some pressure. But he kept working on getting me better and my teammates helped me too.”Coming off of a torn ACL in his final high-school season at St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida, Bosa wasn’t able to participate in camp when he enrolled in Columbus last spring. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson has been in charge of bringing Bosa along at a pace he’s comfortable with, just one year after a serious injury.Associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said Johnson has done a remarkable job with Bosa, especially given the skillset of the No. 1 consensus weakside defensive end in the 2016 recruiting class.“For a guy his age to do the things he does physically … it’s rare,” Schiano said. “He’s very strong and he plays with great technique which young guys usually don’t. He’s well-trained.”Bosa made four tackles against Indiana last week, including 1.5 tackles for loss. For the season, he has 13 total tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks. At this time in Joey Bosa’s freshman year, he had 10 tackles and no tackles for loss or sacks. As time trots forward, Bosa may take on a larger role for Meyer and the defense.Bosa said it took a couple games for him to get acclimated again after rehabilitating his injury. However, it’s becoming more apparent each week that Bosa is on a path to becoming a dominant force on the defensive line.“We probably just have to play him probably a bit more as he’s getting healthy and more involved in the defense,” Meyer said after the game. “So obviously he’s a guy that, the last name, high expectations. I think he’s starting to fulfill them.”
The Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrates a victory against Michigan Sept. 27 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photographerWhen it comes to women’s volleyball, the Big Ten rules the rankings.As of Monday, seven of the conference’s 12 teams are ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 Poll, with three others in the conference receiving multiple votes. That means 10 of 12, or more than 83 percent of all Big Ten women’s volleyball teams are either ranked or close to it. The conference with the second-highest number of teams either ranked or receiving votes is the Pac-12, with seven.Currently leading the pack is No. 2 Penn State, while Minnesota, Nebraska, Michigan State and Wisconsin all sit in the top 15. Purdue and Michigan come in at 16th and 17th, respectively, and Ohio State, Illinois and Northwestern each received votes.Northwestern coach Keylor Chan, who has led the Wildcats to a 5-5 conference record, said rankings are thrown out the window when it comes to Big Ten play.“It’s just difficult,” he said. “Every weekend you have great teams coming in, you never have a break.”Chan added that his team prepares for each opponent the same, no matter its national standing.“We prepare for everyone,” he said. “You’re preparing for each team, I don’t think rankings tell you what a team is like.”Chan’s Wildcats have not yet been ranked this season, but they have topped multiple teams featured in the AVCA poll. Northwestern beat then-No. 20 Purdue Oct. 12 and on Oct. 16, the Wildcats beat then-No. 17 Ohio State. The Buckeyes, who have been ranked as high as No. 12 this season, currently sit outside of the top 25 after finding out just how tough the competition is.OSU is currently 2-8 in Big Ten play, which includes six consecutive losses. The Buckeyes opened their conference season with a 3-1 home victory over then-No. 10 Michigan Sept. 27, but have not topped a ranked opponent since then.Even taking into account the team’s recent struggles, OSU still received 43 votes in the most recent AVCA poll.So Buckeyes have already played seven matches against current teams in the top 25. They are scheduled to play six of their final 10 Big Ten matches against currently ranked opponents.Freshman defensive specialist Valeria León said the competition is high in the Big Ten and that she and her teammates always have to be on top of their game.“You know, Wisconsin can beat Nebraska and Nebraska can beat Penn State,” León said. “You never know, we have to play hard every game.”Despite a tough schedule, OSU coach Geoff Carlston said he is “proud to be part of the Big Ten.”“It’s fun to figure out the problems and try to figure out what we need to do,” he said.Freshman middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe said playing in such a tough conference creates stronger players.“Honestly, playing in the Big Ten, it’s the best volleyball conference,” she said. “I think you’re going to be the best player you can be by coming out of it.”Four members of the 14 players named to the 2012 AVCA Division I First-Team All-America squad came from Big Ten schools. Six players from the conference made the second-team, four made the third-team, including Mari Hole from OSU, and four more made the honorable mention list.Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary said the level of play is never a burden.“I love playing in the Big Ten, it’s one of the reasons I chose Ohio State,” she said. “Every single game you’re playing a top 20 team. It’s awesome, it’s fun and it definitely prepares you for the tournament.”Carlston, his players and Chan all said they agreed that winning a Big Ten title is tougher than winning a national championship.“(To) win the Big Ten title, you have to be good for 10 weeks,” Chan said.As is often the case, the Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the court this weekend for two more ranked matches.OSU is set to travel to East Lansing, Mich., Friday for a match against No. 14 Michigan State, before heading to Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday for a date with No. 17 Michigan.
Individual members of Ohio State’s track and field team competed in the Black and Gold Challenge in Orlando, Florida, despite the team not sending its full roster.The two-day meet hosted 22 teams, including Kentucky, Florida State and South Carolina, all three of which faced off against Ohio State during the indoor national championship on March 9-10.Ohio State was not alone in leaving a bulk of its roster behind. However, the Buckeyes traveled without junior Sade Olatoye, their best thrower during the indoor season. Senior and All-American long jumper Zack Bazile was on the heat sheet, but did not compete in long jump. Junior Nick Gray did not compete in the 200-meter dash, the event in which he claimed a Big Ten championship.Women’s recapOhio State claimed each of the three top spots at the 1500-meter run with sophomore Julia Rizk finishing first at 4:25.84, senior Christine Frederick finishing second at 4:25.98 and sophomore Abby Nichols finishing third at 4:26.In the 200-meter dash, senior Maggie Barrie finished second with a time of 23.59 seconds, a personal best. Barrie, an individual second-team All-American in the 400-meter run, did not compete in the event during the invite.After an indoor All-American 4×400-meter-relay performance last week, Ohio State split up its runners and put them into two separate teams. The ‘A’ team, which consisted of senior Beatrice Hannan, freshman Anavia Battle, sophomore Tamani Wilson and junior Karrington Winters, finished second at 3:37 behind Empire Athletics, a professional team.In the 800-meter run, freshman Aziza Ayoub finished second with a time of 2:08.Senior Chantel Ray finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.65 seconds. In the 100-meter dash, Battle finished third with a time of 11.85 seconds.Men’s recapSenior Cole Gorski broke his previous school outdoor record of 5.25 meters with a jump of 5.40 meters. Junior Coty Cobb finished third at 5.15 meters.In his first-ever 5000-meter race as a Buckeye, junior Luke Landis finished first with a time of 14:47.Sophomore Brent Carroll finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.27 seconds.Ohio State’s 4×400-meter-relay team, consisting of senior Drelan Bramwell, freshman Joseph Cooper, sophomore Asa Burke and freshman Andre Jeff, finished second with a time of 3:06. That same unit finished third in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 41.10 seconds.Senior Max Seipel finished third in shot put with a throw of 17.39 meters. Nicholas Demaline, an All-American in shot put, did not compete. The Buckeye will head off to Los Angeles for the USC Invite on March 23-24.
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.”
West Ham’s new manager is yet to name his backroom staff at the moment but he is set to shape his backroom team by bringing trusted sidekicks with him, including his trusted fitness coach Jose CabelloJose Cabello has been with Pellegrini since their days at Malaga and has since been an important part of Pellegrini’s set up and that is not expected to change anytime soon because upon taking charge at Manchester City, Pellegrini immediately stressed how important fitness is, saying:“The most important thing at the moment is the fitness and they’re working very hard with Jose.”Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…The 64-year-old Iron’s boss is also expected to bring assistant manager Ruben Cousillas to join him as assistant manager at the London Stadium and others who have worked with the manager for the last 12 years are set to follow suit according to FootballLondonFitness coach, Cabello is known for his hard-working sessions where he likes to thoroughly simulate playing conditions within his fitness regime at football clubs.
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.”