Deshaun Watson’s cryptic tweets inspire fan-created rumors about a Texans exit

first_imgWatson continued to tweet out song lyrics later in the week. Next up is Lil Uzi Vert’s “Wassup.”Don’t deal with the lies and the frauds. That’s why I don’t get involved. .Wassup..?— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) March 25, 2020Another cryptic song lyric tweet from Watson was a slightly altered lyric from YFN Lucci’s “Destined.” (Twitter) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/25/6c/deshaun-watson-liked-tweet_1vdrbypnkqj4f1qbzw7utibfjb.png?t=386343441&w=500&quality=80 Well, if you’ve read any of the responses to his tweets this month, you’d think he’d be playing on the Patriots soon. Or at least a team that isn’t the Texans. While most of the responses are fun, Watson hasn’t done himself any favors by constantly tweeting out cryptic song lyrics to fan the flames.This whole thing started with lyrics from a Drake song titled “Emotionless.”NFL MOCK DRAFT 2020:49ers, Vikings take advantage of new picksi don’t know how i’ma make it out of here clean. can’t even keep track of who plays for the other team..iconic duos rip and split at the seams— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) March 23, 2020On the surface, Watson is just tweeting out song lyrics. But considering everything that’s happened with the Texans this month, it’s hard not to read into this. Especially when Watson started liking tweets that referenced him going to New England. The Texans recently sent star receiver DeAndre Hopkins away in a trade that was so bad, it didn’t even go through in Madden.Hopkins’ exit, and the circumstances behind it, have led many to speculate about quarterback Deshaun Watson. He’s easily one of the best young quarterbacks in the league, but he plays on a team that just traded away its best receiver for less than market value. So what does Watson’s future have in store? never take advice from a person who don’t love you. you gotta walk light, gotta stay above water..— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) March 25, 2020Fans start Deshaun Watson to Patriots rumorsNaturally, in response to Watson’s tweets about song lyrics, fans flooded the replies with Patriots propaganda.pic.twitter.com/TPg8D3F8pa— King Brycen 👑 (@BrycenNFL) March 25, 2020Pats fans… pic.twitter.com/PIFbctZzX0— DukeD (@DukeD1989) March 25, 2020pic.twitter.com/g9aD08kMQD— Matt (@MattTyrannyNBA) March 25, 2020You’ll be a Patriot sooner than later bud— FantasyFootBub (@FantasyFootBub) March 25, 2020Keep going pic.twitter.com/N4WI8rNZ0b— rudy (@RudyByduR) March 25, 2020pic.twitter.com/244G4QV1CB— LB (@PrimeAlBundy) March 25, 2020Despite all of the desires from Patriots fans, Deshaun Watson’s contract makes it difficult for him to leave Houston any time soon. He’s still under contract through 2020, and the Texans have a team option for 2021 that they’d most definitely exercise. Houston could also do what Pittsburgh did with Le’Veon Bell and franchise tag Watson for a few years if it really came down to that.The only logical way Watson leaves the Texans is if he gets traded. Typically I’d say it’d be unrealistic for a team to trade away its star franchise quarterback, but the Texans gave away Hopkins so it seems like anything may be on the table at this point. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what comes next.last_img read more

What to know about the Madden 20 community files error and how to fix it

first_img (Madden 20) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d4/e9/madden-20-community-files-error_2vu9svfli6sb1bmteg7aondwt.png?t=1598735569&w=500&quality=80 ORIGINAL STORY:If you’re an avid Madden gamer you likely want to take advantage of all the game’s offerings. One feature in Madden 20 is the ability to download community files. These can range from custom playbooks and sliders, but most people download draft classes and rosters.With the NFL Draft approaching and free agency mostly under our belt, right now is the time when most people like to use this feature. Helpful creators spend time making custom draft classes that can replicate current players that aren’t in the game yet. So say you want to start a Bengals franchise with Joe Burrow as your quarterback. You can do that, thanks to community files. Or maybe you’re a Bucs fan who wants to play with Tom Brady on the updated rosters. Again, community files helps you do that.But over the past couple of weeks, players have been unable to use this feature. Whenever they attempt it, an error pops up on screen saying: “The file cannot be downloaded because it has been removed by its creator.” At first you might take it at face value and the creator did delete the file. Until you keep trying different files and literally every single file has the same error.MORE: How to play with XFL teams in Madden 20 That Franchise Guy, who currently has the most downloaded draft class in community files, posted a video with a few other suggestions as well. These involve deleting files you may have previously downloaded.But for most people it seems like they are unable to fix this problem, no matter what they try. UPDATE: The Madden franchise team has fixed the community files error.When you download files it no longer gives you an error, and you should be able to download custom rosters, draft classes and more. I had some initial trouble getting the files to show up after I downloaded them, but I restarted the game and was able to get it to work.  You aren’t alone in this issue.One of the community files creators posted a recent Twitter poll asking how many people were affected, and 90% said they were unable to download any files.Have you been able to download from the Community Downloads at all in the past 48 hours?— Madden OS Community Roster for XBOX (@xAPATHYx13) April 3, 2020Thousands of gamers are frustrated with this issue and have raised their concerns with EA Sports. A community manager for Madden 20 has responded with some small updates saying the issue is “in the process of being investigated.” Others associated with the game have said they are “aware” of the issue.Madden 20 community files errorThe Madden 20 community manager provided a lengthier response in an EA forum discussing the problem. In short, it’s difficult to fix any issues at the moment as many EA Sports employees are working from home due to the coronavirus problem.Their full response:This issue surfaced shortly after launch which the team addressed in October. We started receiving larger amount of reports in January after a title update which we reported to the team to address it. Based off our findings it helped fix it for the majority of players. We’re now seeing more reports come in indicating it’s affecting a larger group of players which helps us identify what the root cause is when we gather more account examples. What’s difficult is that it’s affecting some players while others it’s working completely fine. Seems like it’s impacting more Xbox users based off the replies we’re getting in this thread and some of those troubleshooting steps have helped fix it for those that attempted them. I’ve also seen it where attempting to download it repeatedly will eventually push it through. This is by no means a way to pass the buck off to you and is it inconvenient to select the download multiple times to fix it? Absolutely and it shouldn’t function that way. Through troubleshooting methods it can help us narrow down what X account has compared to others that are also experiencing it to facilitate the fix much faster. With the current world situation and EA employees working remotely, this has made some of the workload challenging that we’re attempting to push through as trips to office locations are limited.Madden recently launched a title update, but a fix for this issue was not included.How to fix the Madden 20 community files errorSome people have claimed to have found a fix for the error, but it’s clear that these solutions don’t work for everyone (I’ve personally tried some of them and have had no success). As the community manager stated, some users simply keep trying over and over again before it eventually just works.The community manager also offered up some other suggestions.”We’ve seen players fix this by clearing the game saved data for both local and cloud on their consoles,” they said. “If you use an external hard drive, please try reinstalling the game on the internal drive after all files have been deleted on both external and internal.”last_img read more

Coronavirus and college football: Answering five looming COVID-19 questions for the 2020 season

first_imgAs COVID-19 spikes continue in the United States heading into July, the question whether college football will be played in 2020 remains uncertain.  More than 2.6 million have tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States, and the death toll has soared to more than 127,000. The number of new cases must go down in order to entertain a season.   The FBS season is supposed to begin on Aug. 29, but that date is looking more tenuous by the day. Here is a look at some of the key issues facing college football heading into a month where media days and fall camps are supposed to start.  MORE: The best College Football Playoff contenders for every conference in 2020What will Media Days look like?  Media Days are an annual July tradition that mark the unofficial start of the college season across the FBS conferences.  The COVID-19 outbreak forced all 10 conferences to switch their Media Days from on-site locations to virtual formats, and most of the conferences have not announced dates for those events — which likely will include several Zoom conferences with coaches and players. The ACC will conduct their virtual Media Days from July 21-23.  This could be a preview of what to expect if a season happens in 2020. Weekly and postgame press conferences could follow a similar virtual format.  How many schools will cancel their season?  That has happened at the lower levels.  Morehouse, a historically black college in Atlanta, canceled its football season June 26. The Southern Heritage Classic between Jackson State and Tennessee State also has been canceled.  Dayton, a FCS school that finished 8-3 in 2019, canceled its season opener against Southeast Missouri State on Sept. 3.  At the FBS level, Notre Dame and Navy moved their Aug. 29 game from Dublin, Ireland because of health concerns. The game is schedule to be played in Annapolis on Labor Day weekend.  More cancelations and scheduling hurdles can be expected in July on a state-by-state basis.  MORE: Sporting News 2020 Preseason All-AmericansHow many positive tests is too many?  It’s not just about the positive tests. It’s about how individual institutions are handling those tests.  This could become a tricky situation because schools are handling tests differently. Take Clemson and Ohio State — schools that met in the College Football Playoff last season.  On June 26, Clemson – which began testing on June 1 — announced 47 positive tests among 430 tests for its staff and student-athletes via ESPN.com. Those who tested positive must self-quarantine for 14 days.  Several other schools — including Iron Bowl rivals Alabama and Auburn — have reported positive tests for football players in June.  Ohio State, meanwhile, required student-athletes to sign a COVID-19 waiver but is not disclosing test results. The Columbus Dispatch reported on June 12 that the university, citing privacy concerns, “is not sharing cumulative information publicly as it could lead to the identification of specific individuals.”  Those differences could make playing games that much more difficult. CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd detailed the battle schools are facing for a standardized COVID-19 testing program heading into fall camp.  MORE: Ranking college football’s top 25 programs of the past 10 yearsIs playing football safe?  That’s going to be the next question given varying social distance requirements from state to state. Will players be required to wear a mask while practicing or playing? Is a contact team sport possible? How will positive COVID-19 tests impact individual programs on a week-to-week basis?  Those are safety questions that will need answered before schools can entertain having full-contact practices in the fall leading up to the college football seasons.  Most FBS schools open fall camp in late July, so the next few weeks will be important in lowering the number of positive cases across the country. Last week seven states — Arizona, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas — reported their highest number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations since the pandemic began.  Those seven states have 35 of the 130 — or 26.9 percent — of the FBS programs. The numbers in those states have to decrease significantly before assuming the risks of playing football in the fall.   What alternatives exist?  Sporting News detailed some of the alternatives in April. Those options are still being discussed, including games without fans, a late start date, conference games only or even a spring football season.  Every scenario will be explored knowing the financial implications for athletic departments if there is not a football season, but the same questions that were being asked in April linger in the summer months.  SN will continue to monitor those developments while proving preseason content if there is a 2020 college football season.last_img read more

Earthquake Felt In Two River Area

first_imgBy Jennifer Driscoll |A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was reported near Dover, Delaware on Thursday, Nov. 30, with people from Virginia to Massachusetts feeling its effects. Earthquakes in this area are rare; according to the U.S. Geological Survey, Delaware is only considered a medium seismic risk state, and there is no known fault line where the earthquake occurred.Social media erupted with reactions as people along the East Coast felt the quake. The tremors were felt all across Monmouth County, ranging in intensity from magnitude 2.0 to 3.0. Many were surprised by the shaking – some said they thought it was just caused by a large gust of wind or a truck driving by. Others turned to Facebook and Twitter to confirm their suspicions of an earthquake, describing how their entire houses were shaking, with chandeliers swinging and doors rattling. Although the quake caught many off guard, there were no reported damage or injuries.This article was first published in the Dec. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

All Blacks say listening bug found in their Sydney hotel room ahead of Bledisloe Cup clash

first_imgThe device was planted inside a chair and found during a routine sweep of the room in the lead up to the opening Rugby Championship clash on Saturday night.New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said in a statement that police have been called in to investigate.”A listening device was found in a meeting room this week during a routine security check,” NZR chief executive Steve Tew said.”The hotel immediately launched an investigation, we have informed the Australian Rugby Union, and jointly we have now decided to hand over the investigation to the Australian police.”We are taking this issue very seriously, and given it will be a police matter, it would not be prudent to go into further details.”The device — described as similar to that used by law enforcement and spying agencies — was found inside a chair in the hotel on Monday, a day after the All Blacks arrived.The foam of the seat appeared to have been deliberately and carefully cut to make way for the surveillance device and then sewn or glued back together to be almost undetectable, according to the New Zealand Herald.It was discovered after team management asked the security detail looking after them in Australia to sweep the room for bugs.A spokesman for the Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay hotel where the All Blacks were staying said management was investigating and hoped to have more information soon.NSW police did not have any immediate information.However NSW Premier Mike Baird laughed off the alleged bugging.”I think that’s awesome — if that gives us a chance to beat the All Blacks, I’m all for it,” Mr Baird said, before bursting into laughter.AFP/AAPlast_img read more

Chinese Businessman Caught in LRA Anti-Fraud Net

first_imgThe Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has taken Chinese businessman Shun Feng to the West Point Magisterial Court for allegedly going against the revenue code by bringing into the country goods that he did not declare to appropriate authorities.The SHUN FENG Enterprise,  located in the commercial district of Waterside, has for this reason been searched with the goods seized base on a search warrant issued by the court against the proprietor.According to LRA Communication Consultant, Trokon Tarr, Mr. Shun brought into the country huge quantities of goods, comprising powder soap, slippers and artificial hair for ladies, but only declared 640 packages leaving out 837 undeclared.Failure to declare goods under the Liberian revenue code is a violation.  This means that such failure yields into defrauding government of its revenue.Section 1608 of the Revenue Code about Untrue Declaration; Recovery Of Duty; Penalties states:  “(a) If any person makes or signs, or causes to be made or signed, or delivers or causes to be delivered to the Minister or an officer, any entry, declaration, notice, certificate or other document whatsoever, or makes any statement in answer to a question put to him by an officer which he is required by or under the provisions of this Code to answer, being a document or statement produced or made under the provisions of this code which is untrue in any material particular, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section.”The code also notes that without prejudice to the last foregoing subsection and to any other provisions of the laws of the Republic of Liberia, if any person who commits an offence under this section does so either knowingly or recklessly, he shall be liable to a penalty of $200,000.00 and any goods in respect of which the document or statement was made or the domestic value thereof, shall be liable to forfeiture.In view of the law, the LRA Communication Consultant said the act was intended to deny GOL her legitimate revenue intake by both the consignee and BIVAC.According to the document, the goods arrived from China, and passed through the Freeport of Monrovia before reaching the owner.By this, it should go through all legal channels, including declaration so as to get government’s lawful revenue paid.  Mr. Tarr said a foul play might have occurred along the way to get the Chinese businessman to get some of the goods undeclared.Late yesterday this newspaper was informed Mr. Shun was sent to the Monrovia Central Prison where he will remain awaiting trial.Mr. Tarr said the LRA’s anti- fraud campaign is an ongoing process to ensure that lawful government revenues are collected to enhance development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

F18 to perform over FSJ before heading to DC

first_imgThe F18 will then make its way to Dawson Creek and prepare for the full show this Sunday at the Dawson Creek Airport.This is all a part of the 2008 Dawson Creek Airshow this Sunday, August 3rd. The show will start at 12 pm, with the gates opening at 10 am. The best part is that it’s FREE to see the show. The only cost is $10 for parking, You can also take a shuttle bus from the Dawson Co-op that will be free. Other performers at the Dawson Creek Airshow are the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the Canadian Forces Parachute Team, a B25 Bomber, Team Rocket, Dan Bucanan in his glider and lots of explosions. Photo: File – Canadian Forces F18With just days to go until the 2008 Dawson Creek Airshow, a Canadian Forces F18 will perform a preview show for the residents of Fort St. John Friday.- Advertisement -Between 10 am and 10:15 am Friday August 1st, Fort St. John residents are encouraged to look to the skies as the F18 will put on a show to remember.Advertisementlast_img read more

RCMP searching for work site thieves

first_imgChetwynd RCMP are searching for an unknown number of suspects after several items were stolen from a work site.Police say sometime between Dec. 1 and 2, the suspects broke into a work site on the Pine pass on Hwy. 97.- Advertisement -They stole more than $5,000 worth of equipment including, tools, a diesel generator, a Huskavarna chainsaw and two boxes of engine oil.Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Chetwynd RCMP detachment at 250-788-9221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Anna Nicole to be buried alongside son in Bahamas

first_imgStern had been hunched over a table with his hands folded as he awaited Seidlin’s ruling. He wiped away tears after the decision. Arthur covered her eyes. The judge began Thursday’s hearing with a long diatribe, saying Smith’s relationships with her mother and ex-boyfriend Birkhead soured because of overuse of prescription drugs, and he referred to Stern as “maybe an enabler.” “We have Stern. Is he a bad guy or is he a fellow that has some form of a love for her? We don’t know,” Seidlin said. “Whatever relationship he had with her, he would be called maybe an enabler.” Birkhead testified earlier that he attempted to curb Smith’s drug use by urging her to seek treatment. When he visited the Bahamas home Smith and Stern shared last year, he said he became increasingly concerned about her medicine use. “They kept bringing more and more drugs in the house,” Birkhead said, adding that Smith told him she needed the prescriptions to live. When he suggested that Smith enter drug rehabilitation, he said she told him: “I’m not a drug addict and quit calling me one.” Testimony in the case has been peppered with details of Smith’s sexual liaisons and the deals that witnesses accused each other of pursuing to profit from the deaths of Smith and her son. Also Thursday, celebrity news Web site TMZ.com posted a video of Smith hugging and being kissed by a shirtless doctor, who is under investigation by the California state medical board for unspecified possible misconduct related to Smith. In the video from a nightclub, Stern and Birkhead watch as Smith and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor cuddle on a seat. There was no response to messages left for Kapoor’s Los Angeles publicist Mark Saylor, on his cell phone and at his office. A message was also left for Kapoor’s Los Angeles attorney, Ellyn Garofalo.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Anna Nicole Smith will be buried in the Bahamas, alongside her dead son, it was announced Thursday after a tearful judge left the decision up to the guardian for the model’s baby daughter. Richard Milstein, the court-appointed guardian of 5-month-old Dannielynn’s interests in the burial, announced the plans not long after a judge gave him control of Smith’s final resting place. Milstein gave no time frame for the funeral. Judge Larry Seidlin steered a surprise middle course in a dispute that became more urgent by the day after the medical examiner warned that Smith’s body was rapidly decomposing. The ruling came a full two weeks after Smith died at a Florida hotel at age 39 of still-undetermined causes. Smith’s estranged mother, Vergie Arthur, wanted her buried in her native Texas, while Smith’s boyfriend wanted her laid to rest in the Bahamas. The judge, who choked up frequently and sometimes blubbered as he explained his decision, compromised and gave custody of the body to Milstein. The judge expressed hope Smith would be buried alongside her son. “I want them to be together,” Seidlin said. Milstein works for the Miami office of the Akerman Senterfitt law firm. He has 30 years of experience and specializes in guardianship, probate and mediation, according to the firm’s Web site. The dispute over the burial was one of many surrounding Smith. Her boyfriend Howard K. Stern, an attorney, is listed as Dannielynn’s father on the birth certificate, but Smith’s ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead said the girl is his. A California judge is handling the paternity case. last_img read more

After Poland win, Pekerman may tinker for Senegal clash

first_imgA stylish 3-0 win for Los Cafeteros (Coffee Makers) over the Adam Nawalka-coached Poles made amends for a 2-1 opening defeat to Japan when Carlos Sanchez was sent off after just three minutes.Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado were all on target in Kazan but Pekerman’s decision to align both Juan Quintero and James Rodriguez proved decisive.The creative midfielders were involved in all three goals and the 68-year-old Argentine said he will continue to tinker if it helps Colombia advance.“There are so many situations that can make or break a football team. This is a World Cup. We have to simply forget any quick judgements or prejudices that we might have,” said Pekerman.“When I make the starting line-up, I do it taking account of the whole context in which we find ourselves.”The general consensus suggested either Rodriguez or Quintero was required for Colombia’s must-win clash with the Poles.But Pekerman turned that assumption on its head.After a tense start, Rodriguez and Quintero were soon into their stride.Both were involved in Colombia’s 40th-minute opener, Quintero sending Rodriguez through following a corner to cross for Mina to head past Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and claim his maiden goal at the tournament.Quintero’s superb pass sent Falcao on his way to breaking his World Cup duck, four years after a serious knee injury ended his chances of playing in Brazil.Five minutes later, Rodriguez drew several Polish players on the left before sending a great cross-field ball to Cuadrado, who appeared from nowhere to run in and beat Szczesny and spark the party celebrations.“We are talking about two players with great talent, they gave us that today,” Pekerman said after a win which he and Colombia dedicated to the embattled Sanchez.After defeat by Japan, he had received death threats.“I definitely can’t deny how much I’m satisfied because we knew how crucial it was for us that this combination worked. They complemented each other very well.”A tournament-topping six-goal tally from Rodriguez steered Colombia to the quarter-finals four years ago, but to reach the last 16 this time around the south Americans ideally need to beat a Senegal side that beat Poland 2-1 and drew 2-2 with Japan.Colombia will face either England or Belgium in the last 16 iof they make it through.Falcao said: “Thanks to the talent of players like James, Quintero, and Cuadrado we made the difference.“We played some great football. But now we have to think about Thursday’s game against Senegal, when we can seal qualification to the next round.”Pekerman, however, called for caution.“We’re not qualified yet, we have to be at our best to beat an extraordinary team… they (Senegal) are getting better and better and they’ll be playing with the confidence of having four points from their opening two matches.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Colombia coach Jose Pekerman at training on Monday plotting Senegal’s downfall © AFP / LUIS ACOSTAKAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 25 – Colombia coach Jose Pekerman hinted more surprises could be on the way after a tactical masterstroke sealed a crucial World Cup win over Poland to leave them in control of their last-16 destiny.Success over Senegal in their closing Group H match on Thursday will guarantee their progress to the knockout stages. A draw would also see them through if already eliminated Poland beat Japan.last_img read more