Conor McGregor Slams Brock Lesnar, WWE Wrestlers in Promoting UFC 202

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsBrock LesnarConor McGregorUFCWWE Always outspoken UFC fighter Conor McGregor is speaking out about UFC/WWE star Brock Lesnar, after ‘The Beast’ was hit with a doping violation from a test a week before his fight at UFC 200.McGregor, who was on a conference call to promote UFC 202, gave it not only to Lesnar, but also to wrestlers in general.“For the most part, those WWE guys are p**sies,” McGregor said via TMZ. “They’re messed up p**sies if you ask me.”Then McGregor laid into Lesnar, who is set to fight Randy Orton at WWE SummerSlam on August 28th in Brooklyn, NY. “I mean fair play to Brock, he got in and fought [at UFC 200] … but at the end of the day he’s juiced up to the eyeballs … so how can I respect that?”There was questions as if to the WWE would allow Lesnar to fight in the event due to the doping violation, but the company basically brushed it off stating since Lesnar had not fought in WWE since April, it wasn’t going to stop him from wrestling at SummerSlam.“Brock Lesnar has not performed for WWE since WrestleMania,” which was held in April, “and is not scheduled to return until Sunday, August 21,” WWE officials said in a statement released to FOX Sports. As for McGregor, he’d better watch walking down a dark alley near arenas WWE stars are performing in the near future. center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

WFGX to Televise Division II Baseball Championship Game Saturday

first_img Share NCBWA National Coach of the Year Mike Jeffcoat has led the Argonauts to their first national championship game (Photo by Chris Nelson) WFGX to Televise Division II Baseball Championship Game Saturdaycenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – WFGX, an affiliate of WEAR ABC 3 in Pensacola, will televise the NCAA Division II Baseball Championships national title game between the University of West Florida and Winona State University on Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. CDT.  The championship game will also be televised on CBS Sports Network, and fans can also listen live at NewsRadio 1620 AM in Pensacola and worldwide at MyTV is available in the Pensacola area on the following channels:- Ch. 20 – Escambia County (Cox Communications)- Ch. 6 – Gulf Breeze/Milton (Mediacom)- Ch. 12 – Okaloosa County (Cox Communications)- Check your local listings for Baldwin County and other areasFor areas in which WFGX is not available, fans can also tune in to CBS Sports Network:(channels listed are for zip code 32514, check local listings for other locations)- Ch. 328 – Cox Communications- Ch. 613 – DirecTV- Ch. 152 – Dish Network- Ch. 643 – AT&T U-verse TVUWF advanced to the national championship game after making its way through the winner’s bracket with victories over No. 10 Southern Connecticut State, No. 11 Sonoma State and No. 2 Mount Olive.  Winona State, ranked No. 16, also does not have a loss in the tournament, defeating No. 3 Central Missouri, No. 2 Mount Olive and No. 10 Southern Connecticut State.  The double-elimination tournament will conclude with one championship game despite both teams not having a loss.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Kyrie Irving Requests Trade From Cavaliers

first_imgCleveland– Kyrie Irving has requested a trade out of Cleveland, according to a new report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.Kyrie Irving requests a trade from Cavs, sources told ESPN. LeBron James was blindsided and is disappointed:— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 21, 2017Irving reportedly wants to play for a team where he can have more of a starring role, according to league sources.Per Windhorst, Irving made the request last week to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. The report says that LeBron James was informed of Irving’s request, and was “blindsided and disappointed.”In a separate report, Windhorst said that James told the Cavs front office that he will not intervene and will allow them to take the lead in dealing with Irving’s demands.ESPN said that other teammates have learned of Irving’s desire for a trade over the last few days. Irving’s agent, Jeff Wechsler, would not confirm or deny ESPN’s report to the network.“Kyrie and I had a meeting with Cavs leadership where we discussed many different scenarios in reference to Kyrie and his future with the team,” Wechsler told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.“The basis of those discussions and what went on in those discussions are between the Cavs and us. We are respectfully going to keep those private.”This news comes on the heels of Irving telling Sports Illustrated that the Cavs are in a “peculiar place” this off-season.Sam Amico of Amico Hoops reported Friday Irving’s father’s rocky relationship with the Cavs also plays a role into his discontent.Irving’s father, Dredrick Irving, has often behaved negatively about his son playing alongside James, league sources told Amico Hoops — with Dredrick Irving often shouting demands from the stands that his son, and not James, should be the No. 1 option.Irving has $60 million left over the final three years of his contract, and has the option to opt out before his final season. If Irving is traded, he would forfeit the ability to sign a supermax contract with the Cavs in 2019.According to’s Joe Vardon, the Cavs and David Griffin had a trade deal on the table for Irving prior to the draft. However, Irving had not yet made his desire to leave Cleveland known to the team.Irving and the Cavs have gone to the last three consecutive NBA Finals, and if this trade comes to fruition, it would no doubt rock the team to its core. There’s no telling how it would impact James’ decision to stay in Cleveland following the 2017-18 season.The Cavs selected Irving No. 1 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. Irving was expected to lead the franchise in the years to come, until James returned to Cleveland in 2014. It’s no secret that the two have clashed at times over the last three seasons, but there seemed to be more good times than bad over that same amount of time.Following Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals this season, James heaped praise on Irving’s play.“The kid is special. He basically was waiting for the opportunity to be able to blossom, and I’m just happy and blessed that I decided to come back, and I was able to help him blossom I guess,” James said.“It’s games that he’s always been built for, he just never had an opportunity because of the teams at that point in time. … He was born for these moments.”More LeBron on Kyrie “He’s a special kid… he was born for those moments”— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) May 24, 2017If Irving leaves, it’s unclear who would take the starting point guard role; the move would also likely give the Eastern Conference some serious parity.It’s also unclear which team Irving has his eyes on, as most of the top teams in the league (including the Celtics, the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs) already have multiple superstar guards.The bottom line remains this: Irving’s decision to ask for a trade itself is blindsiding on multiple levels– and it’s hard to imagine Irving or the Cavs landing in a better situation than both currently reside. Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Ashley Bastockcenter_img Related TopicsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersKyrie IrvingLebron JamesNBAlast_img read more

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette offers to pay tuition for LSU student/trainer

first_img Jacksonville Jaguars, Leonard Fournette, Louisiana State Fournette, who is in London to attend Wimbledon, told UK NFL website Gridiron on Thursday that he knows Nichol, who has worked on the training staff for LSU’s football team.“She was my trainer at LSU. She took care of me,” Fournette said. “…She is from my hometown. Why not?“A little giveback to where I’m from. I feel like everybody needs that chance to do something they want to do in life.”Fournette, 23, played for LSU from 2014-16, finishing sixth in Heisman Trophy voting in 2015 after totaling 1,953 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns on 300 carries.He was taken fourth overall in 2017 by the Jaguars and signed a four-year contract worth more than $27 million, before rushing for 1,040 yards and nine scores as a rookie last season. NEW YORK – Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette made a kind gesture to a Louisiana State student and trainer this week, offering to pay the woman’s tuition.Jhane Nichol, a Tigers student, posted a request on Twitter on Monday asking people to donate any amount to a GoFundMe page to support her senior year tuition. Fournette replied on Tuesday by offering to pay the whole remainder. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Heaven: Becca a cricket icon

first_imgPresident of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, in expressing shock at the passing of veteran sports journalist Tony Becca, described him as an icon of the game. Becca, a former sports editor of The Gleaner, died at age 78 yesterday in the Andrews Memorial Hospital, where he was being treated for a ruptured colon weeks after contracting Dengue Fever. He had a successful operation to remove the colon on Tuesday but then had heart failure and died yesterday morning. Heaven told The Gleaner that the cricketing world has lost a true icon and great individual who was an example for everyone to follow. “The entire cricket fraternity is saddened by the passing of Tony Becca,” said Heaven. “We were always in touch with him, and we were always having discussions about cricket,” he said. “He was never without an idea or an opinion as to how we should go and which way is the preferred in his estimation that we should take. He made a great contribution at different levels,” Heaven said. He added: “He was president of Melbourne Cricket Club for years, and he was a lifetime member of the Jamaica Cricket Association, and he will certainly be missed by all.” In the meantime, Mark Neita, president of the Melbourne Cricket Club where Becca served as its president for many years, said that the country has lost an outstanding individual who always gave of his best for the sport. “We are all shocked at his ­passing,” said Neita. “I know that he has been ill for sometime and I had the privilege of spending some time with him just earlier this week, but, you know, Tony Becca is an icon,” he said. “He is an intellectual heavyweight who has made a significant contribution to journalism throughout the region,” Neita said. He added that Becca played a significant role in helping to develop the game of cricket at Melbourne. “At Melbourne, he was one of our long-standing presidents. During his presidency, he was instrumental doing a lot of outstanding things, including implementing the Melbourne Cricket Festival, which brought some many great players to Jamaica,” Neita said. “He also helped to rebuild Melbourne from the ashes when we went bankrupt in the 1960s.” Becca, who retired in July 2003 but continued to write a weekly column for The Gleaner, with his final piece appearing in the sports section on February 25, 2019. At a special send-off 16 years ago, ­former Jamaica Olympic Association president Mike Fennell described him as one of the best. “There is no question about his professional competence as a journalist. He is undoubtedly one of the best anywhere,” Fennell said while speaking at a farewell ceremony. “He is renown throughout the world as a top cricket writer and analyst, and there is no question about that. My knowledge of him is more from his very professional approach because in Jamaica, a small community, there’s always the danger that familiarity leads you to breach of confidence or leads you to do things that are not right. He has been the ultimate ­professional,” Fennell added.last_img read more

Ashton Gate Stadium – Chief Of Stadium Operations Announced

first_imgKelly brings with him a wealth of experience in event and hospitality management.  The Irishman moved to Bristol two years ago when he became general manager of the city centre Grand Hotel by Thistle. Prior to that he has spent ten years in various management roles for International Hotel Group and GM of the Thistle Hotel, Birmingham.Reacting to the appointment Mark Kelly commented “The plans for Ashton Gate Stadium are tremendously exciting. The chance to join the team at the start of its journey is a brilliant opportunity. I’m a keen sportsman and regularly compete in half-marathons and endurance events so the chance to work in a sporting environment is a dream come true.“When the new 27,000 capacity stadium is complete it will become the largest conferencing and entertainment facility in the south west. I can’t wait to get started and help shape that journey.”Bristol Sport’s chief executive officer Andrew Billingham said: “The chief of stadium operations role is a crucial part of our strategy as we build for the future. We want all fans and visitors to the stadium to have an amazing experience. We can’t control what happens on the pitch but off it we will ensure that every thing surrounding your trip to Ashton Gate is of the highest possible standard.“This week we informed Centerplate, our current catering providers, that from the end of this season we will take all of our catering in-house. Mark will lead this transition and help us achieve our vision. His career has proven that he is up to the challenge and we look forward to having him join us in the New Year.”Bristol Sport is managing the £45m rebuild of Ashton Gate and is part of the stable of sports companies owned by Stephen Lansdown.last_img read more

Prep Sports Schedule- Monday, January 27th

first_img About Connatix V56490 720p HD About Connatix V56490 1080p HD The St. Cloud Slapshots adapted floor hockey team will host Anoka-Hennepin Monday night at Apollo High School. The game will be a celebration of the 20th season of Slapshots hockey.Puck drop is set for 5:30 p.m.ELSEWHERE: 1/1center_img 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) Boys BasketballSartell @ TechBoys HockeyCathedral @ AlexandriaGirls BasketballCathedral @ Rush Citylast_img read more

Hammrtech asks “Can the internet handle COVID-19?”

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter By Joseph Roy of HammrtechCARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The current COVID-19 crisis has businesses scrambling to find ways to keep their employees safe while also maintaining productivity. Working from home with the right setup can help employers accomplish this with ease; and Hammrtech, a software development company and managed service provider in Caryville, is here to help.As with most Information Technology (IT) companies, we provide business continuity plans for our customers, and over the last few weeks we have been implementing these plans to keep our customers productive.IT professionals globally are asking themselves this simple question: with the increased strain on the network infrastructure from remote workers, can the technology keep up with the demand? The answer is not clear.Many businesses are taking drastic steps to try and reduce latency globally. For example, YouTube is going to initiate all videos in Standard Definition format when played instead of High Definition to try and decrease latency. Netflix, Disney, YouTube and Instagram have all started throttling speeds in Europe by 25% in order to handle the increased demand for the continent, as it is locked down during this pandemic.An increase in Virtualized Private Network (VPN) traffic is straining residential cable providers as well as businesses’ internal network.Why is this an issue?  Doesn’t a remote worker do the same job they would do from inside their office? While it is true that a remote workers’ tasks change very little based upon their physical location, the way information is accessed is very different. This is where a VPN really comes into play.If you imagine that the Internet is a large highway with hundreds of thousands of lanes of traffic, each off-ramp is a network connected to the highway of information. A VPN gives you a dedicated route encapsulated to your specific off-ramp.So, are VPN connections all that is “breaking” the internet, and causing slow speeds? No, along with the increased VPN traffic, comes the increased streaming traffic. With schools closed and parents busy trying to work, kids are left to stream and game for hours during the day. The majority of rural America is still using Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), which is technology from 2003. As more and more people start to use the internet constantly, the nation’s aging DSL technology is starting to buckle.About the Author: My name is Joseph Roy and I am a veteran and a Campbell County resident with over 8 years of experience in the IT community. I work for Hammrtech, LLC, a business in Caryville.  Our team of experts would like to offer a free 30-minute consultation to any small business owner as part of our COVID-19 response. This meeting will take place remotely.  Please click here to schedule a consultation today.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/28/2020-NOON)last_img read more

Bees ‘need a few favours’ to reach play-offs – Smith

first_img[/media-credit] Maupay’s goal broke the deadlock Dean Smith admitted his Brentford side “might need a few favours” in their bid to sneak into the Championship play-offs.But he insisted the Bees would continue to focus on performances in the final five games following the 1-0 home win over Ipswich.“That’s all we talk about because if we do that we’ll get results and we don’t have any expectation on us apart from the expectation we put on ourselves,” said Smith.AdChoices广告“All we can do is concentrate on our own game and see where it takes us. We certainly won’t be throwing the towel in, but we might need a few favours.”Smith said Ipswich made it difficult for his side to score more than the single Neal Maupay penalty after Jonas Knudsen’s shove on Sergi Canos in the box. [media-credit id=2 align=”alignnone” width=”620″][/media-credit] “That was as difficult a game as we have had this season,” said Smith.“They made it very tough for us by going man for man which made it hard to get our passing game going, but you always expect that from a Mick McCarthy side.“There were only two chances of note in the first half and it was always going to be something like a penalty that settled it.“I saw the hand on Sergi’s back and he went down, but we’ve had enough of them that haven’t been given this season.”Smith hailed the resilience of his side in a niggly stop-start game.He said: “We had to work extremely hard to get time and space on the ball and when we did get it down we were loose and didn’t use it well.“But this is possibly a game we wouldn’t have won earlier in the season. We had to dog it out and I thought we did that.”center_img See also:Maupay winner keeps Brentford’s play-off hopes alive Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Everton and West Ham ‘have already shown interest’ in Greek international,…

first_imgThe story, which comes from newspaper Correio da Manhã, starts with Porto’s interest in the player. It’s claimed they’ve been watching him and plan to sign him in case of Alex Telles’ departure.Then the outlet claims that Everton and West Ham ‘have already shown their interest’ in the 23-year-old, who was born in Brazil but now plays for the Greek national team.Correio da Manhã says the player has a ‘market value’ of €3m (which they probably got from Transfermarkt), but Olympiacos won’t let him go for less than €10m.Embed from Getty ImagesThat’s all the newspaper has to say for now, as they don’t have many details on who would be leading the race for the left-back.It’s not a secret that Premier League sides have a financial advantage over Portuguese clubs, so Everton and West Ham would certainly have no problem to win an auction against Porto.With Everton signing Lucas Digne last summer, they could target Koutris as a back up option, since Leighton Baines’ contract expires at the end of the season. As for the Hammers, Arthur Masuaku and Aaron Cresswell have been fighting for a place in that position for the whole Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndo The Portuguese press links Everton and West Ham to the Olympiacos left-back Leonardo Koutris today.last_img read more