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Drew Brees injury update: Saints QB (thumb) throws weeks after surgery

first_imgESPN reported Brees won’t make his return will be based on his functionality of being able to throw accurately and protect the ball when hit. Drew Brees showed a promising step in his rehab from a thumb injury. The Saints quarterback posted a video Saturday on Instagram, showing his progress as he threw a regulation-sized football just weeks after having surgery. The video was captioned: “Shhhhhhhhh….” with a thumbs-up emoji and a wink emoji. Patriots injury updates: Rex Burkhead, Patrick Chung ruled out for Week 5 View this post on Instagram Bills QB Josh Allen clears concussion protocol, to start vs. Titanscenter_img Shhhhhhhhh….🤫👍😉A post shared by Drew Brees (@drewbrees) on Oct 5, 2019 at 3:41pm PDTBrees returned to practice this week, though he didn’t throw at all. Instead, he participated in individual drills and stretching. He said Wednesday that he’s optimistic he can return before the initial six- to eight-week timeline he was given.”As far as the timetable for getting back though, they say six-to-eight weeks. I think I can beat that, but I’m just gonna take it one week at a time and see how things go,” Brees said during his weekly appearance on WWL Radio in New Orleans. Related News Giants’ Saquon Barkley on timetable for return: How can anyone tell me how long I’ll be out? Brees had surgery Sept. 18 after consulting with two doctors and speaking to other professional athletes who had a similar injury, including Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Thunder guard Chris Paul.The quarterback said after New Orleans’ Week 2 loss to the Rams that he originally hurt his thumb on a pass attempt to Jared Cook before later hitting it on Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. It was later confirmed he sustained a torn ligament in his thumb after seeing two specialists in Los Angeles and Houston.The Saints (3-1) are slated to host the Buccaneers (2-2) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.last_img read more

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Oleksandr Usyk can look to Evander Holyfield as cruiserweight-to-heavyweight benchmark

first_imgOne would be hard-pressed to name a boxer who made the move up from cruiserweight to heavyweight look more mighty than Holyfield. “The Real Deal” collected his first world championship in the cruiserweight ranks back in July 1986, when he snatched the WBA title from Dwight Muhammad Qawi by a 15-round split decision.MORE: Watch Usyk vs. Witherspoon live on DAZNLess than two years later, Holyfield was recognized as the undisputed and best cruiserweight on the planet, when he defeated Carlos de Leon in April 1988 to add the WBC and lineal titles to his WBA and IBF straps. At the time, boxers needed three world titles to be considered undisputed. It was after that fight that Holyfield announced his move up to heavyweight, where he’d become the only four-time heavyweight world champion in boxing history, having defeated the likes of George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe and Mike Tyson along the way.At 32, Usyk is older than Holyfield was when he planted his flag in heavyweight soil. However, if the Ukrainian can get off to a hot start in the heavyweight division and make his presence felt immediately, he’d be likely to garner interest from heavyweight stars. In fact, Matchroom Boxing president Eddie Hearn already told Sky Sports that Anthony Joshua would be interested in facing Usyk if he’s successful regaining his unified world heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz Jr. in their rematch on Dec. 7. “Joshua was excited when we signed Usyk, he was excited to see him in the heavyweight division,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “Joshua saw Usyk a lot in the amateurs and he has never been scared to fight anybody, so he’d be up for fighting Usyk. Usyk is the mandatory but has to keep winning, and has to show that he is ready to fight [the champions] of the division.”When speaking with ESPN last month, lineal champion Tyson Fury even cited Usyk as possibly “the next toughest challenge.” Oleksandr Usyk embarks on a new chapter in his boxing career Saturday night, when he makes his heavyweight debut by facing Chazz Witherspoon at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, live on DAZN.In doing so, the former undisputed world cruiserweight champion can look to Evander Holyfield as the benchmark for the boxer who made the move from cruiserweight to heavyweight look better than anyone else. WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder told Sky Sports that “Oleksandr Usyk is not a threat to me” and “he’s too small for me” in comments that seemed to incite the Ukrainian to widen those signature eyes and say that he wants a crack at “The Bronze Bomber.”So, as long as Usyk gets off to a strong start Saturday night, he could very well be challenging for a heavyweight world title soon.Seeing what Holyfield did as a dominating cruiserweight entering the heavyweight picture should give Usyk all the motivation he needs to leave as indelible of a footprint.last_img read more

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A.J. Green trade rumors: Packers, 49ers, Bills among best fits if Bengals deal star WR at deadline

first_img9. Chicago BearsChicago needs offensive help beyond Allen Robinson, but getting a co-outside in No. 1 Green is a waste for a team knowing it may not have a viable passing offense no matter what they do with Mitchell Trubisky, and at 3-3, a rental in Green makes little sense.8. Carolina PanthersCarolina might be thinking about adding one more downfield weapon to help Kyle Allen and Cam Newton, but it really doesn’t need to go there with Curtis Samuel and D.J Moore capable of doing plenty more to complement the running of Christian McCaffrey.MORE: How a well-timed Cam Newton trade could solve Bears’ QB issues7. Indianapolis ColtsIndianapolis on paper doesn’t seem to have a standout wideout after T.Y. Hilton and Green’s field-stretching reliability would be nice for Jacoby Brissett. But this is still a run-oriented team doing just fine with its current diverse weapons beyond Hilton at receiver, back and tight end.6. Philadelphia EaglesPhiladelphia means we”re now getting a serious. The continued absence of DeSean Jackson has been frustrating and his abdomen injury has lingered to keep him out longer than expected.  The Eagles can still save their season at 3-4, but won’t do it without a more dynamic downfield passing game to help Carson Wentz. Green can provide just that and make Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz see freer run on short-to-intermediate routes again.5. Houston TexansHouston has Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee to flank DeAndre Hopkins with Will Fuller back on the shelf for while with a hamstring injury. But the Texans, who have been aggressive traders this year, might see Green as another over-the-top piece to further boost Deshaun Watson’s deep passing to take further advantage of his rookie contract window.NFL POWER RANKINGS:Packers, Cowboys jump; Eagles, Bears slip; Dolphins no longer last4. San Francisco 49ersSan Francisco got Emmanuel Sanders to add some stability to a young corps where Deebo Samuel is hurting and Dante Pettis is underachieving. The Niners have the gold to pair him with another wily veteran in Green to help Jimmy Garoppolo as they eye grander endgame plans for what’s been a stellar season so far.3. Green Bay PackersGreen Bay should see Aaron Rodgers get Davante Adams back from his toe injury at some point soon, and Rodgers has made it work in different ways from game to game with the inconsistent and oft-injured likes of Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Geronimo Allison, Allen Lazard and Jake Kumerow. But like the 49ers, if the Packers should be thinking Super Bowl big, pairing Green with Rodgers can be a next-level game-changer for the offense, The Bengals expect wide receiver A.J. Green to get back soon from his ankle injury that has caused him to miss all of the 2019 NFL season so far. But when that happens, would he still be playing for them — or another team if he gets traded before Tuesday’s midseason NFL trade deadline?Green, 31, is a pending free agent in 2020. Although Cincinnati’s offense has been bad without him, the bottom line is that the team is 0-7, headed for a massive rebuild, and is unlikely to re-sign Green, anyway. 2. Oakland RaidersOakland has recovered well from the Antonio Brown fiasco with Tyrell Williams playing well before he got hurt and Darren Waller being an absolute baller at tight end. But the move for Zay Jones has done nothing, with Keelan Doss and Trevor Davis as still the best outside options after Williams, who should return from his foot injury soon. The Raiders are the on brink of contending for an AFC wild-card and putting Green with Derek Carr can allow them to operate the offense a little more like if they had Brown.1. Buffalo BillsJohn Brown has been a boon for the offense so far as Josh Allen’s top outside go-to guy with his field-stretching skills, and Cole Beasley has been the ideal slot target. The team was able to deal Zay Jones because it had faith in former CFL superstar Duke Williams, but there’s no doubt Green would be a great upgrade asset to have as a better all-around No. 1. He can still run to tailor to Allen’s arm strength and make the Bills harder to defend everywhere on the field.The Bills are 5-1 and a move like this really improved their AFC wild-card chances while in the driver’s seat. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/79/45/aj-green-102519-getty-ftrjpg_wh8d0ybqmrck1n18oii7baxci.jpg?t=64471014&w=500&quality=80 Given that, the Bengals need to think a lot more about trading him than keeping him. He would cost them only $3 million in dead cap money and pro-rating his near $12 million base salary, any other team with more than $8 million under its current salary cap can easily afford him.MORE: Potential trade targets for all 32 NFL teams at the 2019 deadlineThat sets up about 18 teams with the potential to get No. 18. One is eliminated as division competition (Browns), while three more are eliminated as “sellers” (Dolphins, Broncos, Redskins).. Five more teams are out because of being set at wide receiver (Chiefs, Cowboys, Lions and yes, both Titans and Jaguars).So we’re down to 9 possible destinations. Here’s a countdown ranking of the best fits, also factoring in the likelihood of a deal happening:last_img read more

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TalonsCove bursts onto golf scene

first_imgThat a course in just its second year of operation is playing host to one of the state’s biggest golf tournaments is nothing short of amazing.But that’s what the new Gene Bates-designed TalonsCove Golf Course will be doing next week when the 80-year-old Utah Open golf tournament is played there.The scenic golf course is situated on the western side of Utah Lake in Saratoga Springs and features breathtaking views of the large lake framed by the Wasatch Mountains.”The course is a lot of fun and very playable,” said head professional Brent Baldwin. “There has been a good buzz about the golf course, and people who have played it have been impressed.”TalonsCove just opened its front nine for play in May 2004 and the back nine a couple of months later. Course operators were smart to make sure the course was matureenough for play instead of rushing its opening to get more business.The strategy paid off because the TalonsCove course is in lush condition with green fairways that rival courses that have been around for decades.That should make it a great venue for the Siegfried and Jensen Utah Open, which was played at Alpine Country Club the past three years but was looking for a new home. But even though the course is brand new, the Utah Section PGA, which runs the Utah Open, deemed it worthy to host the annual tournament July 29-31.With a field of 160 mostly-Utah pros and amateurs playing next week along with a few hundred golfers in pro-ams, it’s a great way to showcase the TalonsCove course.The project was begun five years ago by a group of five investors.During the building of the course, one of the original investors, Provo-based Horne’s Lodging, took over ownership.The designer was Gene Bates, a Florida-based golf architect, who has designed several layouts in Utah, including Green Spring, Riverbend, Stonebridge and Soldier Hollow in Midway, which opened for play last year.Bates is known for his links courses, and the terrain for the new course fits perfectly, with just a handful of trees, a rolling landscape and a large body of water less than a good driver away.More than 60 bunkers are scattered throughout TalonsCove, and the greens are fair with just a couple of double-tiered greens. The greens generally break toward the lake, but some of the putting surfaces have subtle breaks that make them a challenge.The native grasses in the rough have grown tall and give the green fairways a nice contrast with their yellow color. The rough, which has been allowed to grow for the upcoming tournament, can be menacing if one’s ball strays off the fairway.The front nine features three par-3s, three par-4s and three par-5s. It starts north and circles around toward the south and ends with a dogleg left to a large, skinny double green it shares with No. 18.The best stretch of holes on the course comes at Nos. 6, 7 and 8.The sixth is the signature hole, a par-3 that stretches from 145 yards on the front to a daunting 255 at the back. From the elevated tee, you get a tremendous view of the Wasatch Mountains with Mt. Timpanogos off to the left. Three large bunkers surround the green and the lake appears to be directly behind the green, although it’s actually a couple hundred yards beyond.No. 8 is similar to No. 6, a downhill par-3 facing the mountains, but in this case, Timp is directly behind the green, which has bunkers left and right.In between the two picturesque par-3s is No. 7, a par-5 sharp dogleg left with bunkers in the driving area and a narrow landing area for shots near the green.The back nine has the more traditional setup with two par-5s and two par-3s. The first par-5 at No. 13 is a dogleg left that turns downhill at the end with a green 35 yards long and another beautiful view of Utah Lake.The 15th is the longest hole on the course at just less than 600 yards from the back tees and uphill to boot. However, if the wind is coming from the north, it is easily a three-shot hole for all golfers.”When the wind switches, it totally changes the character of the golf course,” Baldwin said.The 16th is a risk-reward par-4, just more than 300 yards from the back tees. It will tempt a lot of golfers to try and drive it, but four bunkers on the left side and another on the right will eat up a lot of drives.No. 18 is a great finishing hole with a fairway sloping to the right toward a fairway bunker. The approach is uphill to a green that connects with No. 9.The question is, will the top golfers in Utah tear up the course at next week’s Utah Open with some low numbers?”There may be some 63s and 62s in the tournament,” said Baldwin, who predicts a score of 18-under could win the 54-hole tourney.A gorgeous 15,000-square-foot clubhouse overlooks the golf course and features a large 4,500-square-foot banquet/conference area. TalonsCove is just a half hour drive from either Salt Lake City or Provo. The best way to get to it from Salt Lake is from Redwood Road (SR 68), 13.5 miles from Bangerter Highway. E-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

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Utah Utes football: Williams now on a mission to tackle

first_imgTwo concerns about returned-missionary football players are that they sometimes take as long as a year to get back into shape and that they often lose their aggressiveness.However, those don’t seem to be a problem for Utah linebacker J.J. Williams.Williams returned from an LDS mission to the West Indies six months ago and has picked right back up from his freshman season in 2006, when he was the starter for the second half of the season.Although he’s not listed as a starter on the depth chart, he’s working his way into shape and will play a lot for the Utes this fall, according to his coaches.”I feel like I’m finally getting my legs back,” he said. “It’s just fun to be out there with the guys.”Some returned missionaries lose their killer instinct while preaching religion for two years and not playing sports, but that wasn’t the case for Williams.”I think the mission helped that,” he says. “Two years without hitting anybody, I was hungry when I first got back. I can’t wait until the season starts.”Coach Kyle Whittingham said Williams is “doing very well” and has made a lot of strides since being limited in spring ball due to a hamstring injury.Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake, who doubles as the linebackers coach, is excited about the progress Williams is making since returning home.”One thing I know about him, he’s been in tough games and I can always rely on him mentally,” said Sitake. “It’s just the physical aspect, making sure his body is ready. He’ll get there. “Williams came to Utah as a walk-on in 2005 because of a connection between his father, Doug, and Whittingham, who were teammates at BYU. They kept in touch over the years and when J.J. didn’t get much attention out of Grandview High School in Colorado, Whittingham urged him to come to Utah.Born and raised in Sacramento, Williams moved with his family to the Denver area for his final two years of high school.His given name is Jaysen, but in first or second grade, his mother started calling him J.J., even though his middle name starts with a V, and the moniker has stuck.Williams sat out as a redshirt and didn’t start until midway through his freshman season in 2006, getting the chance when two other linebackers were injured. But once he got his chance, he never relinquished the starting spot.He ended up starting seven games and finished fifth on the team with 55 tackles, had 4.5 tackles for loss and also returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown against UNLV in 2006.You might expect him to get his starting spot back, except that the linebacker position may be the deepest on the entire Ute team with three starters back from last year — Stevenson Sylvester, Mike Wright and Kepa Gaison — along with several key backups, including Chaz Walker, Mo Neal and Matt Martinez.Sitake says Williams will play a lot this year, regardless.”You’ll remember his freshman year he didn’t start until midyear,” he said. “Depending on him and how fast he progresses, I feel comfortable with being able to use him a lot. We’ll see if he’s ready to be a starter or just come in and fill in wherever we need him in spots.”Sitake says Williams can play any of the three linebacker positions and will likely play all three.”Depending on the situation, he’ll be out there,” Sitake said. “You’ll see him on the field. I’ve seen so many strides in one week. In three weeks, who knows what will happen.”UTAH CAMP REPORTDay 9: Head coach Kyle Whittingham said Saturday morning’s indoor practicewas the best of camp.Standouts: Whittingham praised the entire team for getting after it andflying around. He said everyone showed great focus and concentration.Injuries: Several players spent practice in “The Pit” for precautionaryreasons with mild strains and pulls. Most are expected to be ready to gowhen practice resumes on Monday.Next: The Utes are off Sunday. They’ll practice twice on Monday.e-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

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High school golf: Defending champs Lone Peak, Timpview and Park City look strong again this fall

first_imgDefending champions Lone Peak, Timpview and Park City look to be the favorites again this year in their respective classes as the high school golf season hits the halfway point.In 5A, the Knights have dominated Region 4 play this year, winning all five tournaments by large margins. The Knights are more than 100 strokes ahead of second-place American Fork going into the September tournaments. Earlier this season, they set a state record by shooting 17-under par in a meet.Lone Peak has been led by junior Carson Lundell, sophomore Eli Turner, freshman Max Brenchley and senior Cameron Webb. Other top contributors are Jake Livingston, Ryan Barber, Tyler Jones and Spencer Moss. Top players in the region include Austin Hammond and Brody Childs of Pleasant Grove, and Dallin Bright and Andrew Davis of American Fork.Last weekend the Knights went to Arizona to compete in the Antigua National High School Invitational in Phoenix. The 5A state tournament will be Oct. 7-8 at Glen Eagle in Syracuse.Up north, Davis and Fremont have been the top teams so far with Dillon Chugg and Devery Stewart leading the Silverwolves, and Braydon Ross and Shane Scott leading the Darts.In 4A, defending champion Timpview is leading Region 8 by a comfortable margin over Maple Mountain. The T-Birds return Jackson Rawle, Josh Lillywhite, Spencer Lillywhite and John Lillywhite from last year’s state title team and have added Chandler Eyre and Matt Garry to this year’s squad.Maple Mountain’s Kai Ruiz, who has committed to play for BYU, may be the top player in the state. He finished second in 4A last year and is leading Region 8 in scoring average this year and is joined by teammates Alex Crandall and Mark Mortensen. Another top player is Spanish Fork senior Benson Rhees, who tied for third in the state tournament last year.Orem is the top team in Region 7 behind Brock Stanger, Josh Parker, Dayson Deucher and Matt Rasmussen. Other top players in the region are Corner Canyon’s Rhett Rasmussen and Timpanogos’ Aaron Yates.East is leading Region 6 behind the play of sophomore Hayden Banz and juniors Jeff Black and Jack Shipman. Other top players in the region include Bountiful’s Jake LaSalle and Woods Cross’ Ryan Stuart and Brady Childs.Bonneville, which finished second in state last year, is always a contender in 4A and the Lakers have another strong squad led by Malosi Togisala, Kaige Schuler and Cameron Tucker. They’re being challenged in Region 5 by Sky View, which is led by Mark Spencer.Park City has won five straight 3A titles and the Miners just seem to reload every year. Mitchell Schow won the individual title last year for the Miners by eight strokes as a sophomore. Southern high schools such as Dixie, Desert Hills and Snow Canyon are the usual contenders in 3A with players such as Nicklaus Britt (Dixie), Blake Amick (Desert Hills) and Kaden Goodrich (Snow Canyon).last_img read more

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Mistakes the difference in Utes’ big loss to Trojans

first_img Sunday Morning QB: Stars and stats from No. 3 Utah’s 42-24 upset loss at USC Related It’s tough to essentially give three touchdowns on turnovers against a team of that caliber and hope to have a chance to win. – Utah coach Kyle WhitinghamLOS ANGELES — On fourth-and-two, late in the second quarter, with his team down a touchdown, Travis Wilson was trying to hit Devontae Booker coming out of the backfield. Except he didn’t see USC’s Cameron Smith right there in front of Booker.He should have, because Smith had already intercepted one of Wilson’s passes on the same side of the field earlier in the quarter and returned it 41 yards to set up a USC touchdown that tied the game.This second pick was a killer, however, as Smith, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound freshman, went all the way — 54 yards — for a touchdown that pretty much put the game away for the Trojans as things turned out.Then just to make it a hat trick and add insult to injury, Smith picked off Wilson a third time in the fourth quarter and returned it 27 yards into Utah territory.USC was certainly the better team Saturday, but Ute mistakes, particularly Wilson’s interceptions, were the difference in the 42-24 Trojan victory at the L.A. Coliseum.“It’s tough to essentially give three touchdowns on turnovers against a team of that caliber and hope to have a chance to win,’’ said Utah coach Kyle Whitingham. “If you’re minus-three in turnovers (not counting the long interception at the end of the game) and have zero takeaways you’re not going to win.’’Whittingham tried to be positive about Wilson afterward, saying he completed 70 percent of his passes for 250 yards. But he also couldn’t hide the fact that Wilson’s picks probably cost the Utes’ their undefeated season.“But you can’t take the interceptions, I don’t want to paint that picture, because they were what they were,’’ he said.Whittingham said one of the interceptions was because of a mistake by a Ute player who stayed in to block when he should have been on a route occupying the USC linebacker. Another one came on a tipped pass and he didn’t know what happnened on the third.On the key pick just before the half with the Utes down 21-14 and in Trojan territory, Whittingham said his team was trying to score right before the half.“We were trying to be aggressive — we were not going to get the ball back in the second half on the kickoff,’’ he said. “It was fourth and less than two, we probably have a 75 to 80 percent chance of converting that and that was a huge deal to convert that going into halftime. That was a huge play in retrospect.’’Wilson had no reasons for his picks.“They played good defense and they have a lot of great athletes,’’ he said. “I have to make smarter decisions. I’ve got to make better throws.’’Another big mistake came early in the third quarter, when the Utes had apparently stopped the Trojans on downs after Cody Kessler threw an incomplete pass on third down. But hold everything. The Utes’ Stevie Tu’ikolovatu was whistled for a personal foul for “hands to the face” — actually Tu’ikolovatu pushed the helmet right off of his opponent’s head.So instead of getting the ball back, the Utes gave the Trojans life and they kept a time-consuming 17-play drive alive and scored to make it 35-17.center_img Utah’s unbeaten season crumbles in L.A. as USC overpowers third-ranked Utes 42-24last_img read more

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Utah Jazz’s Hayward, Exum, Lyles ready for All-Star Weekend

first_imgJust landed in NOLA. #AllStarWeekend pic.twitter.com/8DAHewwID5— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 16, 2017 NEW ORLEANS — The Utah Jazz will have three players spending the weekend here in The Big Easy instead of relaxing at home with their families or vacationing in some exotic place.Gordon Hayward will be playing in Sunday’s All-Star Game for the first time in his seven-year career, while Trey Lyles and Dante Exum will both be playing in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge, each for the second time.Hayward has preferred not to talk much about his All-Star appearance since being named to the squad last month, saying he wanted to concentrate on the Jazz’s regular-season games instead.On Wednesday night, however, Hayward finally said a few words after being presented with his No. 20 All-Star jersey before the game by Jazz CEO Greg Miller. Following his 22-point performance in Wednesday’s 111-88 win over Portland, Hayward said, “It’s exciting. It’s a great feeling, especially being able to do it for the fans. I couldn’t have done it without them.”Hayward will be the first Jazz player to play in the annual Sunday game since Deron Williams in 2011. In all, he’s the 12th Jazz player to be named to the All-Star Game. Hayward participated in All-Star Weekend one other time, in 2012 when he scored 14 points in the Rising Stars Challenge. He also helped out his teammate Jeremy Evans in the Slam Dunk Contest, sitting on a chair and throwing balls up to Evans, who won the event.Hayward will also compete in the Skills Challenge on Saturday night going up against Washington’s John Wall in an obstacle-styled course that includes several basketball skills including shooting, passing and dribbling. Eight players will compete in a bracket with two players advancing to the finals. For Lyles and Exum it will be old hat to be playing in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night. Exum played for the World team two years ago in Brooklyn along with Rudy Gobert and scored four points in a 121-112 win.“It’s an honor,” said Exum of his selection. “Obviously not being able to play last year, being out the whole year and to be able to come back from injury and being invited again is a huge honor.”He hopes to help his foreign teammates get on the winning side again.“Yeah, we won (in 2015) and lost last year, so hopefully we can win again this year,” he said.Lyles scored just two points in 12 minutes a year ago while going against teammate Rodney Hood who played for the winning Team USA side.“It’s cool for me, it’s an honor to be picked again,” Lyles said. “It was a fun experience to be at All-Star weekend and be able to participate in what’s going on. Only 20 guys get picked and I’m looking forward to it. I just want to go out there and have fun.”Even though Hayward, Exum and Lyles won’t be resting like the rest of their teammates this weekend, coach Quin Snyder is happy for each of them to be involved in All-Star Weekend.“It’s pretty neat,” he said. “I’m happy for them to be rewarded, Gordon in particular, obviously, to have an opportunity to do that. I want them to enjoy it.”last_img read more

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Tony Finau shoots consistent 70, stands in tie for 17th at PGA Championship

first_imgTony Finau played consistently Thursday in the opening round of the PGA Championship, but didn’t have enough birdies to chase the leaders as he finished with an even-par 70, which left him in a tie for 17th place at Bethpage Black Course at Long Island, N.Y.In fact, the Salt Lake native didn’t have a single birdie, although he did make an eagle at the par-5 No. 4 hole when he rolled in a 25-foot putt. However, he bogeyed the next hole when he hit in a bunker on his second shot. Then after 11 straight pars, he made bogey at the par-3 17th hole when he 3-putted, missing a 4-foot putt for par before parring the final hole. In all he had 15 pars on the day.His 70 left him seven shots behind first-round leader Brooks Koepka. Finau will get to play in the morning wave on Friday when he tees off at 7:18 a.m. ET.While obviously trying to win his first major, Finau would love to add another top-10 finish to his recent results in major golf tournaments. He tied for fifth in the recent Masters, tied for ninth at last year’s British Open, was fifth in last year’s U.S. Open and tied for 10th at last year’s Masters.The other golfer with Utah ties, Glenwild GC assistant Craig Hocknull, played in the final group of the day and finished with a 12-over-par 82, which put him third from the bottom in the 156-player field.Hocknull, a former Web.com player who barely missed the cut at last year’s PGA, started on 10 and made bogeys at 10, 12 and 15 and also bogeyed holes 2 and 5 and doubled No. 4. However, he had a disastrous quintuple bogey 9 at the par-4 6th hole when he hit into a couple of different bunkers and found trouble in the native grass.last_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff office weekly jail bookings: Oct. 31 – Nov. 7, 2016

first_imgKRGC1        Rubio, Hector D.36Wichita, KS777 N. Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSPossesion of paraphernalia; possession of opiate11/3/16 Mares, Roberto W.23Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailProbation violation; Warrant11/3/16 Tracy, Agustus R.22Argonia, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSProbation violation (X2)10/31/16 Stallings, Jason M.39Mayfield, KS107 W. Harvey, Wellington, KSWarrant arrest (X2)10/31/16 Preston, William h.39Wichita, KS1400 N. US81 HWY, Mulvane, KSDriving while license cancelled; Vehicles operate vehicle without registration; Vehicle liability insurance required; Probation violation; Failure to appear (X2)11/2/16 Johnson, Anthony K.31Manhattan, KSJackson County JailDistribute substance represented as controlled substance; Use/possess w/intent to use drug para; Driving while license cancelled; Vehicle unlawful acts registration; Vehicle liability insurance required.11/3/16 Sparks, Mary K.45Atlanta, KS900 Blk E. 119th, Peck, KSDriving while license cancelled11/1/16 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Oct. 31 to Nov. 7, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Bookings31 Banks, Anthony M34Wellington, KS319 W 8th St. Wellington KS 67152Violation of Protection Order11/4/16 WPD7 Grether, Aimee N25Haysville, KSCommerce and A St. WellingtonDWS11/5/16 Lane, James A.59Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailBurglary; Theft of prop/services11/2/16 Glover, Edward45Wellington, KS215 E Lincoln Wellington KSSUCO Warrant- PV11/6/16 Brooner, Jason M.43Wellington, KS815 N. Woodlawn, Wellington, KSPossession of opiate; Possession of paraphernalia; Driving while license cancelled11/2/16 Murry, Jonathan M.28Oklahoma City, OK610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSServing sentence11/3/16 Richards, Joseph W.22Wellington, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSServing Sentence11/4/16 Mendez-Rivera, Michael A25Bel Aire, KS777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KSDisorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass, Interference with LEO11/5/16 Hargis, Nicole24Wellington, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSWarrant- Probation Violation11/4/16 French, Jessie D.38Wellington, KS318 N. A St., Wellington, KSFailure to appear11/2/16 OXPD1 NAMEAGEHOMETOWNLOCATION OF ARRESTCHARGESDATE OF ARREST CSPD1 SUSO18 Baker-Bruster, Sheri36Wellington, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSGCO Warrant- Theft11/4/16 Ehert, Levi Z.34Andover, KSButler County JailBurglary; Theft of prop/services; Failure to appear11/3/16 O’Neal, Adam M.34Wellington, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSServing sentence10/31/16 Hiebert, Dustin W.37Wellington, KS11th St. & H St., Wellington, KSDomestic battery; Criminal damage to property11/2/16 Monday 0600  thru  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS10-31-16 thru 11-07-16  McCray, Meagan J29Wichita, KSN I035 Plaze 33C Mulvane KSFleeing or attempting to elude a LEO, Failure to wear seatbelt, DWS, Failure to pay toll11/5/16 KHP3 Bothrod, Bridget K.43Wichita, KSI-35 MP 25SGCO Warrant-Operate Vehicle without a license11/6/16 Mohammed, Yousef H.23Wichita, KS501 N Washington St. Wellington, KSSGCO Warrant-FTA11/4/16 Rodriguez, Ceasar E.25Alton, TXN I035 MM 20 TPKE Wellington KsOperate vehicle without license, No Insurance11/6/16 Wood, Amy a.33Wellington, KS120 E. 9th, Wellington, KSProbation violation; Possossion of opiate11/1/16 Shumock, Najah J.33Aurora, CO611 E Hillside Wellington, KSWarrant- FTA11/4/16 Cook, Rachel E.26Wellington, KS1030 W. College, Wellington, KSProbation violation; Failure to appear11/2/16 Rasmussen, Seth T.22Conway Springs, KS214 W. 8th St., Conway Springs, KSSexual battery; Criminal restraint; Blackmail11/2/16 Higdon, Matthew N.33Wichita, KS1300 w. Edgewood, Wellington, KSDomestic battery11/2/16 Thompson, Jessica E.27Goddard, KS600 W. Main st., Oxford, KSProbation violation; Failure to appear11/3/16 SGCO Bookings36 Davis, Patrick S.29Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSServing sentence11/1/16 Total67last_img read more