Raiders notes: Osemele, Martin, Roberts questionable to face Steelers

first_imgALAMEDA — Guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Doug Martin and wide receiver Seth Roberts remained questionable Friday to face the Pittsburgh Steelers.The Raiders (2-10) host the Steelers (7-4-1) Sunday at 1:25 p.m. at the Coliseum.Osemele, who earlier this season missed two games with a knee injury, sat out practice with a toe injury after being limited the previous two days. Martin, the Raiders’ leading rusher, was a full participant but in a walkthrough setting and hasn’t been …last_img read more

Tiwary set for comeback in West Indies tour

first_imgOne of the most promising youngsters to have burst on to the domestic scene in 2004-05, Manoj Tiwary’s international debut was cut short by a peach of an in-swinging yorker from Brett Lee in the 2008 triangular series in Australia.The Bengal batsman was banished from international cricket after that one failure, but three years of dedication and determination have finally paid off.With most of the seniors either injured or opting out of India’s ODI series against the West Indies, Tiwary has got another chance to don national colours.In his second coming, Tiwary says enjoying the moment will be his mantra.”Having analysed myself over the last two seasons, I have realised that I used to think a lot about what has happened in the past and what were the reasons that led to me failing to make the Indian team. But I have learnt that isn’t the right approach.”I want to enjoy the moment and live the present. Thinking too much about the past or future doesn’t help,” Tiwary told Mail Today. With several juniors making the cut even as he waited on the sidelines, grit is what kept him going.”Juniors or competitors, as some like to call other players, have never given me a complex. I feel all those who have made the cut are hugely talented and if anything, they instilled in me a sense of belief that even I could make it if I scored consistently.”But the Bengal batting line-up hasn’t been too strong in the last few seasons so scoring heavy runs has been a problem. One needs other players to at least hold one end up as you attack the bowlers. But I have tried to score whenever I could and am glad that the selectors felt I deserve a call,” Tiwary said.advertisementHe feels curbing his aggressive style in order to shoulder the batting responsibilities of Bengal didn’t help matters much.”With most Bengal players opting to play in the Indian Cricket League, the squad suddenly had a dearth of quality batsmen and I tried to curb my aggression to stabilise the line-up. But that ended hurting my form. I have always been an aggressive player and in the last two seasons, I have reverted to my original style and the dividends have come,” he said.”Playing with and against quality international players over the last four editions of the Indian Premier League, I have also realised that none of the top players hesitate in playing their natural game and I intend to do the same. But I will definitely look to restrain myself when the situation demands.”Tiwary feels although the burden of expectations did bog him down as he struggled to make a comeback into the national team, he has revelled as Bengal captain this season.”Having come on to the scene as a prolific scorer, my well-wishers couldn’t take even a single failure and that bogged me down to an extent. But with experience and time, I have realised that it isn’t always about scoring the big centuries. Even little contributions mean a lot and that is all that I will be looking to do when I get a chance to play for India in the upcoming series,” the 25-year-old said.”Captaincy has really helped me express myself. I like leading by example and that is what I have done this season as we lifted the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Captaincy neither burdens me nor affects my batting. I love responsibility.”last_img read more

Pelvis x-ray

first_imgDefinitionA pelvis x-ray is a picture of the bonesaround both the hips. The pelvis connects the legs to the body.Alternative NamesX-ray – pelvisHow the Test is PerformedThe test isdone in a radiology department or in the health care providers office by an x-ray technician.You will lie down on the table. The pictures are then taken. You will change your body to other positions to provide different views.How to Prepare for the TestTellthe health care provider if you are pregnant. Remove all jewelry. You will wear a hospital gown.How the Test will FeelThe x-rays are painless. Changing position may cause discomfort.Why the Test is PerformedThe x-ray is used to look for:FracturesTumorsDegenerative conditions of bones in the hips, pelvis, and upper legsWhat Abnormal Results MeanAbnormal results may suggest:Pelvic fracturesArthritis of the hip jointTumors of the bones of the pelvisSacroiliitis (inflammation of the area where the sacrum joins the ilium bone)Ankylosing spondylitis (abnormal stiffness of the spine and joint)RisksThere is low radiation exposure. However, pregnant women and children are more sensitive to the risks of x-rays.ReferencesRogers LF, Taljanovic MS, Boles CA. Skeletal trauma. In: Grainger RC, Allison D, Adam, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 46.Shah A, Busconi B. Hip, pelvis, and thigh: Hip and pelvis. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 21, section A.advertisementReview Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

10 months agoEx-Man City fullback Greg Leigh hopes NAC Breda fans now behind him

first_imgEx-Man City fullback Greg Leigh hopes NAC Breda fans now behind himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City fullback Greg Leigh hopes he’s now winning over fans at NAC Breda.Having been snapped up from Bury last summer, Leigh suffered a slow start to his Eredivisie career.However, the defender impressed for victory over Vitesse and acknowledged the support and chants of “Leigh, Leigh, Leigh” from NAC fans.”I heard it, yes. I tried to shut myself off, but I heard it. I cannot deny that it makes you bigger as a player, it is good for your self-confidence,” he said.”I know what it has been like when I have not been able to convince, that is the most important thing for me. The criticism was sometimes justified, I can do better, I know.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoINSIDER: Alba furious with Barcelona over Rabiot offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Alba furious with Barcelona over Rabiot offerby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba is upset over the way he’s been treated by management.Alba has made it no secret over his frustration regarding a lack of progress in new contract talks – and adding to his anger is Barca’s move for PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda told El Chiringuito, “Jordi Alba is having a terrible time because they are going to sign Rabiot, a huge player who is liked by Real Madrid. “He sees that he is going to be paid €10m a year. He has been asking for a renewal for a long time and his anger is bursting.” last_img read more

Latest College Football Playoff Rankings Revealed By Selection Committee

first_imgCollege Football Playoff bracket.College Football Playoff BracketThe top quartet from last week’s College Football Playoff rankings — Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa — all won over the weekend, so not much change was expected at the top of this week’s list. However, with No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Baylor and No. 10 Michigan losing to No. 9 Stanford, No. 19 TCU and No. 8 Ohio State respectively, some shake-up beyond the top group was inevitable. The major story line of tonight’s rankings unveiling? Which teams sitting outside of the top four are most likely to benefit from any chaos this coming Saturday. The selection committee just debuted its fifth rankings of the year on ESPN. Here’s the full Top 25:1. Clemson— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20152. Alabama— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20153. Oklahoma— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20154. Iowa— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20155. Michigan State 6. Ohio State— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20157. Stanford 8. Notre Dame 9. Florida State 10. North Carolina— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201511. TCU 12. Baylor 13. Mississippi 14. Northwestern 15. Michigan— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201516. Oregon 17. Oklahoma State 18. Florida 19. Houston 20. Southern California— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201521. LSU 22. Temple 23. Navy 24. Utah 25. Tennessee— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 2015What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?last_img read more

Ranking The SEC Teams’ Schedules By Difficulty

first_imgalabama head coach nick saban at the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The SEC is an absolute grind. The West has long been considered the toughest division in college football, and the East may be back on the up-swing with teams like Florida and Tennessee showing signs of life recently. Add in the league’s penchant for scheduling big-time non-conference opponents early, and the vast majority of these teams refuse to take it easy.A few months ago, we ranked the easiest and most difficult schedules in all of college football. Only one SEC team made our ‘easy’ list, while a third of the most difficult list was made up by SEC programs. The preseason edition of ESPN’s Football Power Index strength of schedule rankings is incredibly bullish on the entire SEC, with eight of the conference’s teams in the top 20.Which team has the hardest schedule of them all, and who is taking it (relatively) easy? Here is our ranking of the 14 SEC teams’ schedules by difficulty.Next: No. 14 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15last_img read more

HBO chief Quality wont suffer under new owner ATT

first_imgBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – HBO’s programming chief pushed back Wednesday against the possibility that the cable channel will suffer under new owner AT&T.Casey Bloys, speaking to a meeting of TV critics, said there are no plans to choose volume over quality for its shows.“No one is asking us to take pitches of a ‘Love Boat’ reboot or anything like that,” he said.As support, Bloys cited comments made during an earnings call Tuesday by John Stankey, who manages the new AT&T division that includes HBO and other Time Warner media assets. AT&T acquired Time Warner in an $85 billion deal concluded earlier this month.Stankey said that the aim was to invest more in premium content at HBO, home to “Game of Thrones,” ”Big Little Lies” and “Westworld.” In contrast, he reportedly told HBO staff recently to prepare for a difficult year.Bloys called Tuesday’s remarks “music to our ears.”Time Warner had curtailed programming investment as it readied itself for sale “so this is the first time in a long time we’ve heard anybody talking about investing in programming,” he said.HBO has long held the high ground in acclaimed shows but is facing challenges from big-spending newcomers including streaming services Netflix and Amazon. In the recently announced Emmy nominations, Netflix ended HBO’s 17-year streak as the most-nominated outlet by snagging 112 bids to HBO’s 108.The outcome was unsurprising given the overall volume of programming, Bloys said, a reference to the phenomenon dubbed “peak TV” that has given viewers nearly 500 series.Getting four fewer nominations “is not going to change the type of programs that we develop and produce at all,” he said, but added that HBO does face the challenge of creating more programming without changing its approach.“So that’s what we’re in discussion now. What’s the right level for us with this increased funding?” he said.last_img read more

Go Fund Me Campaign started for family who lost everything in house

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A Go Fund Me campaign has started for a Fort St. John family who lost everything due to a house fire on August 5th.Greg Slack, Robyn Carr and their three children were luckily out of the house when the fire occurred at approximately 4:50 on Sunday. Fire crews were able to put out the fire within one hour but due to smoke damage, the house was unsalvagable.Fort St. John Fire Department Captain Marco D’Agostino explained that the fire started in the laundry room likely due to a build-up of lint in the dryer. D’agostino added that the family’s dryer had plastic tubes in the back which when exposed to excessive heat don’t react well. D’agistino went on to warn residents to check dryer lint deposits regularly so this doesn’t happen to their homes in the future.The family lost all their clothes, appliances, personal items, and children’s toys, making them have to effectively start from scratch.Anyone interested in donating to the Go Fund Me can click here.last_img read more

Sevilla in talks with PSG for a Julian Draxler loan deal

first_imgSevilla are currently in negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain over sealing a loan deal for their out-of-favour winger Julian DraxlerThe German arrived at PSG in January 2017 from Wolfsburg and has since won six major pieces of silverware.But regular opportunities is something that has not come about too often for Draxler, who has started just 31 of his 46 league games and has appeared as a substitute in PSG’s opening two matches of the new Ligue 1 campaign.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Due to this, Football-Espana reports that the 24-year-old has been told by PSG that he is free to move elsewhere this week should an appropriate offer come in.Now Sevilla are ready to make their move, although it is unclear whether they will be able to match Draxler’s high wages at PSG.The Germany international has scored 15 goals in 71 appearances for PSG and has a contract at the club until June 2021.last_img read more