Georgia vs. Auburn odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘SEC on CBS’ game of the week

first_imgStat that mattersAuburn is 7-1 against the spread as a home underdog under Gus Malzhan. That should at least make Georgia fans nervous. The Tigers are going to pull out all the stops here, so expect Malzahn to break tendencies on both sides of the ball to try to mix up Georgia.Auburn vs. Georgia predictionAuburn takes the early lead, perhaps on a trick play, and the defense gives Fromm problems in the first half. The Tigers, however, cannot capitalize on that early momentum and it’s a one-score game at home. Georgia stays patient in the running game, and D’Andre Swift — who had 25 carries for 86 yards against Florida — comes up with a few big runs in the third quarter. Georgia holds on in the fourth quarter to keep those Playoff hopes alive.Auburn vs. Georgia scoreGeorgia 30, Auburn 23 WEEK 12 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadAuburn, it’s worth mentioning, can still get to a New Year’s Day 6 bowl; this is its third matchup against a top-10 team this season. It’s the first one at home, however, and could set the tone for the Iron Bowl on Nov. 30.The Bulldogs and Tigers have a lot on the line here. With that in mind, here’s everything you need for Saturday’s matchup:Georgia vs. Auburn oddsSpread: Georgia -2.5Point total: 44Moneyline: Auburn-110, Georgia-110Georgia is a 2.5-point favorite, according to odds at Sportsbook Review, and 56 percent of the wagering has come in favor of the Bulldogs.MORE: Get the latest NCAAF odds and trends at Sportsbook ReviewAuburn vs. Georgia all-time seriesGeorgia leads the all-time series 59-56-8 and has won the last two meetings. Auburn won the last meeting at Jordan-Hare Stadium, 40-17, in 2017.Three trends to know— The Tigers are 14-7 against Georgia when both teams are ranked in the AP Top 25, but the Bulldogs have won two of the last three regular-season meetings in that situation.— The Tigers are 7-2 against the spread this season, including a 2-0 against-the-spread mark as an underdog. Those games were on the road.—Georgia is 9-4 against the spread as a road favorite under fourth-year coach Kirby Smart. The Bulldogs have been favored in every game this season and are 5-3 against the spread.WEEK 12 PROJECTIONS: Bowls | PlayoffThree things to watchThe running gameAuburn (219.3 ypg) and Georgia (215.9) are both excellent on the ground, and the team that wins the battle could run away with this game. On defense, however, the Bulldogs have been better at 74.6 yards per game (fourth in the FBS). That’s nasty, and if it travels that would put Auburn freshman quarterback Bo Nix behind the chains. There is more pressure on the Tigers to get a running game started.A better Bo NixIn the losses to LSU and Florida, Nix was 26 of 62 (41.2 percent) for an average of 146 yards per game with two touchdowns and four interceptions. If that happens again, then Georgia will cruise to victory. Nix’s numbers are better across the board at home, and he averages 5.0 yards per carry. Perhaps Auburn uses more designed quarterback runs early to loosen up the passing game.What did Fromm learn?The last trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium was a nightmare on all fronts for Jake Fromm, who was sacked four times and managed a 13 of 28 passing day for 184 yards and a touchdown. Georgia had 32 carries for 46 yards in a game dominated by the Tigers’ defensive front. Georgia has won the last two meetings since, but this was on the road. No. 5 Georgia (8-1) travels to No. 13 Auburn (7-2) in the marquee SEC game of the week at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. The game will be televised at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry has SEC and College Football Playoff implications for the second straight season. Georgia can clinch a spot in the SEC championship game with a victory, and Auburn can knock the Bulldogs out of Playoff contention once and for all with a win.last_img read more

Where will Ron Rivera coach in 2020? Giants, Browns top NFL landing spots after Panthers firing

first_imgRon Rivera is still a good NFL head coach. He just wasn’t the right coach any longer for the Panthers, who fired Rivera midway through his ninth season.With the stability he brought to Carolina, his reputation around the NFL and the spike of penultimate success — leading his team to Super Bowl 50 after the 2015 season — Rivera will be in play for other presumed openings that will be created on or before “Black Monday.” 4. Jacksonville JaguarsFile them under another southeast alternative for Rivera. The Jaguars have some good talent up front on their 4-3 but need reinforcements at linebacker and the secondary to reestablish the dominant defense they had just two seasons ago with Todd Wash. Gardner Minshew, D.J. Chark, Leonard Fournette and Dede Westbrook are good offensive foundation pieces, too. The Jaguars can go back to winning faster with Rivara then by sticking with Doug Marrone.5. Washington RedskinsYou can’t rule out the team that Rivera coached against in his final game for the Panthers. They also could use some defensive-minded discipline and steadfast nature after sticking with Jay Gruden for way too long with limited results. But then again, why should Rivera attach himself to Dwayne Haskins and Derrius Guice but with a reeling defense in an unfamiliar ownership and shaky front-office environment when the Giants are the much better job and fit for him?The odds are strongly with Rivera to land in New York, with Cleveland a relative close second, should those teams look for positive change as expected. There are plenty of teams better positioned to become big winners sooner than the rebuilding Panthers with whom Rivera would be more of an asset. Rivera’s sudden availability will get notice around the league for owners looking to make an upgrade.“I will coach again.” pic.twitter.com/YhFOJ9zWmV— Tadd Haislop (@TaddHaislop) December 4, 2019MORE: Panthers’ 11 best coaching candidates to replace Ron RiveraHere are the five landing spots that make the most sense, with two clear leaders because of direct connections to Rivera, should they move on from their current coaches.1. New York GiantsPat Shurmur is likely on his way out with the Giants on track to end the 2019 season on a 12-game losing streak. Rivera coached the Panthers to that Super Bowl four years ago, but then-Sporting News executive of the year and current Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was the architect.Daniel Jones has some promise as a young franchise quarterback and Rivera is used to having an elite all-purpose back like Saquon Barkley. He has meshed his coaching well with Mike Shula, his former Panthers offensive coordinator who’s currently in that same capacity for the Giants.Defensively, Rivera messed with the 3-4 in the Carolina for the first time as a play-caller with mixed results: A better edge pass rush but a much-worse run defense. The Giants have lost their way trying to incorporate that base alignment with James Bettcher. The Giants’ history has been about a strong front four, and that was the foundation of Rivera’s best Panthers teams. He could help re-establish that scheme to get him and the team back on track defensively.The Giants unfortunately lost rookie standout inside linebacker Ryan Connelly to a torn ACL, but he can easily be the new Luke Kuechly for Rivera’s new defense. While Jones can be molded as a top-flight QB and leader on the other side of the ball. In a copycat league, the Giants can turn the Panthers’ best winning blueprint into their own, much like the Bills and former Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott have done elsewhere in New York.2. Cleveland BrownsThe Browns’ defense needs some fixing, and reuniting Rivera with Steve Wilks to fix the front and the secondary would make a ton of sense. Rivera also would bring some much-needed discipline and accountability to every part of their team, something that Freddie Kitchens has been incapable of doing.With Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Odell Beckham Jr., Kareem Hunt, Jarvis Landry, the Browns have an offense that’s ready to win big now, and Rivera can find the right man to maximize and streamline all those skill players in a better scheme, with an emphasis on bolstering the line. Rivera’s gritty mind-set as a former linebacker would be ideal to match wits with Mike Tomlin and John Harbaugh in the AFC North, too.3. Atlanta FalconsThis would be weird, wouldn’t it? That’s why it’s a distant third. Geographically speaking, this wouldn’t be too big of a move, and it would come with the revenge bonus of facing the Panthers twice a season. But for now, the Falcons may end up sticking with Dan Quinn.If they don’t, you can bet Rivera’s name will come up for Arthur Blank as a one-time successful and still highly respected division rival. The Falcons, with Matt Ryan, have an offense ready to win now and a 4-3 defense in need of some fixing, with the right personnel upgrades on the defensive edge and secondary.last_img read more

Wellington boys keep AV-CTL DIV title hopes alive with Circle sweep

first_img1234567R HE Follow us on Twitter. Circle0001000162 Wellington200010X360 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments WP – Phelps. LP – Coulter. Save – Condit Circle0000200234 Game #2 Wellington 3 Circle 1 WP- Nance. LP- Scherenberg. HR- Circle: Ellison, Wellington: Dunn Wellington220142X1190 Game #1 Wellington 11 Circle 2 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys baseball team kept its league title hopes alive with a doubleheader sweep against Circle Thursday at Sellers Park. The victory sweep improved the Dukes to 9-5 and 7-1 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV. They are currently in a battle with Andale-Garden Plain for the league title.Freshman Cade Phelps in game two.The Indians are 5-1 and travels to Wichita Collegiate tonight. They will then play at Mulvane on May 7. Wellington hosts Clearwater on the same day.On Thursday, the Crusaders won the first game 11-2 and followed that up with a thrilling 3-1 victory in the nightcap.Wellington took advantage of four Circle errors while generating nine hits in game one. Austin Dunn also had himself a home run.Crusaders were in cruise control getting two runs in the first and two runs in the second. Eventually they held a 5-0 lead after four innings. The Thunderbirds would narrow the lead to two in the top of the fifth. But a four-run output in the bottom of the fifth secured victory for the Dukes. Trevor Nance was the winning pitcher striking out 10 Circle batters, while allowing just three hits and walking five.The second game did not come as easily for the Crusaders, who were in a defensive tussle.Wellington opened the game with a 2-0 lead with Connor Phelps and Wesley Gilmore scoring off Circle errors.Cameron Bartelson with the critical tag in the fifth.But scoring became a premium thereafter. In the fourth inning, Circle made its move and scored a run by Chase Ellison.Then in the fifth, Circle loaded the bases with one out. However, Wellington catcher Cameron Bartelson tagged the runner at third to prevent a score and Wellington left the top half of the inning still clutching to a 2-1 lead.The bottom half of the inning had an interesting sequence in which Wesley Gilmore had rounded to second but then got caught in a rundown between second and third with two outs. How he escaped that situation was an act of Houdini. In his race back to second base he escaped a near Circle tag. In fact the Thunderbirds were running back to the dugout when the umpire called him safe.Wesley Gilmore escapes a rundown.Nance would then bat him home to make it 3-1. Nobody scored in the final two innings.Freshman Cade Phelps was the winning pitcher in game two. He allowed six hits, but no walks, and strikeout eight in 6.1 innings pitched. Adam Condit came in relief in the final inning.Wellington, which was plagued with errors on Monday against Buhler, was errorless Thursday. Wellington hosts Winfield Thursday in a non-league contest.More detailed stats of the doubleheader can be found here:Photo gallery of the games can be found here: 1234567R HElast_img read more

Great Race officials are looking for videographers and video equipment – especially Go-pro cameras

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Saturday, July 25 will be the 25th running of the Great Race.  We have special plans scheduled for this year’s race.Darlene Ferguson, an organizer for the event, is looking for video cameras, and folks to video the race, and Go-Pro cameras that can be used the day of the race to be put on the race participants so we can view the entire race from the team’s point of view.If you want to help or have equipment you can loan out for one day, please call or email:Darlene Ferguson at 620-326-7448,  ext. 214 at the office; 620-326-3975 at home, at 316-305-0484 or cell; or dferguson@sumnermentalhealth.org Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Third annual enchanted Christmas evening concert to be held in Caldwell

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Third Annual Enchanted Christmas Evening Concert will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 12 at the Historic Opera House located at Central and Main in Caldwell. The concert will feature The New Era Brass Quintet playing traditional Christmas Music. The New Era Brass Quintet is directed by four time Halls of Fame member Roger Lewis.Following the brass quintet, popular professional vocalist Laura Doeden will take the stage, performing modern and traditional Christmas music, including one she wrote the lyrics and music for.After Laura Doeden, Marshall Matthews will perform traditional and modern Christmas numbers. Matthews is a recognized international performer, and lives in Caldwell. There may be an additional vocal artist performing, but has not been locked in yet.Hot cider and Christmas cookies will be served. Tickets can be purchased at the Nook in Caldwell, or at the door of the opera house.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, January 7, 2016:•1:00 a.m. Bryce M. Johnston, 21, Bel Aire, Kans. was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance and headlamps required.•1:40 a.m. Justin W. Poston, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for expired registration.•2:07 a.m. Officers investigated assault, disorderly conduct, interference with law enforcement officers and criminal trespass in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington by known suspect.•2:20 a.m. William G. Carter, 39, Argonia, was arrested, charged and confined with assault, disorderly conduct, interference with law enforcement officers and criminal trespass.•4:35 a.m. Officers investigated violation of a protection order in the 2000 block N. H, Wellington by known suspect.•7:48 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block N. C, Wellington.•8:57 a.m. Officers conducted an outside agency assist on the turnpike.•10:58 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of beverages in the 900 block W. 8th, Wellington by a known suspect.•8:37 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 700 block W. Harvey, Wellington.last_img read more

Sumner County sports scoreboard and schedule: Jan. 12, 2015…

first_imgOxford at South Haven CV-Dexter at Caldwell Conway Springs at Wich. Independent Belle Plaine at ChaparralApproximate: G- 6 p.m., B- 7:30 South Haven at Flinthills BasketballClearwater, homeFreshman B&G – 4:15 p.m. Varsity girls, JV boys – 6 p.m. Varsity boys, JV girls, 7:30 p.m. WELLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL WrestlingVarsity tournament at Chaparral, 9 a.m. Eighth grade girls: Wellington 30 Mulvane 26Scoring: Kylie Aufdengarten 2, Natile Henning 2, Lindsay Scheufler 23 (15 points were free throws), Tori Lewellen 2, Cassandra Moody 1. There were seven 2-point baskets and 16 free throws.Seventh grade girls: Wellington A 51 Mulvane 9. Season record:  8-0 (7-0)Lexi Clift 15, Rylee Rusk 20, Draven Warnock 4, Myriland French 4, Mykiland French 2, Katrina Dvorak 2, Allison Buresh 4.Wellington B 22 Mulvane 18. 7-0 (6-0)Trinity Mason 1, Draven Warnock 7, Katrina Dvorak 2, Raegan Rascke 4, Kady Arebalo 2, Kari Dvorak 6.Eighth grade boys: Wellington A 37 Mulvane 31Zander Vargas 5, Tyler Brown 8, Gage Cunningham 2, Trevese Love 6, Blake Rausch 4, Silas Popplewell 12.8th B: Mulvane 23 Wellington 19Zane Cornejo 2 Trevese Love 6, Austin Soles 4, Malachi Macias 4, Hunter Bryant 3.Seventh grade boys: Mulvane 32 Wellington 27Luke Scheufler 6, Trenton Bannister 6, Toby Henning 5, Kade Adams 5, Berkeley Wright 3 Tanner Meyer 2. 7B Wellington 21 Mulvane 17.Chilson Ybarra 8, Sam Dickey 6, Trace Witham 2, Brayden Macias 2, Rayce Koerner-2, Bradley Jones 1———Sumner County Schedule: Monday – Saturday Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 WrestlingDouble dual: w Mulvane, at Circle, 5 p.m.4 BasketballArk CityGirls – home,  4 p.m. 8B followed by 7A then 8A. Follow us on Twitter. SUMNER COUNTY TEAMScenter_img SUMNER COUNTY TEAMS Caldwell at Udall     Belle Plaine at DouglassApproximate: G- 6 p.m., B- 7:30 BasketballEl Dorado, awayFreshman B – 4:15 p.m. Varsity girls, JV boys – 6 p.m. Varsity boys, JV girls, 7:30 p.m. No C team girls. WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Central at Argonia Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 Boys – away, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 Douglass at Conway Springs WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Ghostbusters being played at Wellington Regent this weekend

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Between jobs · 209 weeks ago When is Wellington Regent going to show a girly show? Report Reply 0 replies · active 209 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments This week at the Regent Theater: Ghostbusters (see trailer below).Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.This Friday’s feature film: PG-13 (for supernatural action and some crude humor). Time: 1 hour 45 minutes.Movie Synopsis: Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today–Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 73%. Audience review: 58% liked it. Critic’s consensus: Ghostbustersdoes an impressive job of standing on its own as a freewheeling, marvelously cast supernatural comedy — even if it can’t help but pale somewhat in comparison with the classic original.For more information on great movies being played visit the Wellington Regent website at https://www.facebook.com/wellington.regent?fref=tsComing soon: Ice Age – Collision Course.Alfred Hitchcock – “Rear Window.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Could Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman join Tom Brady in Tampa Bay?

first_imgBrady will be in a new team’s system for the first time in his career. In addition to the familiarity of a former teammate, Edelman in Tampa would give Brady an elite trio with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. The Pats could get a mid-round pick (Tampa Bay has picks No. 76, 117 and 139) in a draft with great depth at wide receiver. A potential trade seems to make sense for both sides.Edelman posted a video thanking Brady with Whitney Houston’s “I will always love you” as the background music. #ThankYouTom @TomBrady pic.twitter.com/mQtAWMXTlQ— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) March 17, 2020The NFL is a business, but it still doesn’t feel right for these two to play on different teams. If the Pats or Bucs call each other, maybe that won’t be the case. Tom Brady is a Buccaneer, which makes sense only because right now nothing makes sense.As wild as it is for fans to come to terms with seeing Brady in a Bucs jersey (preferably the creamsicle throwbacks), it’s presumably nothing compared to how Julian Edelman is feeling. The Patriots’ veteran wide receiver has played his entire nine-year with Brady, and some recent social media activity suggests he wants that to continue. Interesting “Like” on @Edelman11 page. pic.twitter.com/Twd4wfubNF— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 19, 2020Edelman “liked” a tweet from Hall-of-Famer Deion Sanders that claimed Brady playing without Edelman is like “(Michael) Jordan without Scottie Pippen, peanut butter without the jelly and Ice Tea without Sugar.” Edelman’s account has since unliked the tweet, but it’s still easy to wonder if he has any desire to remain teammates with Brady.MORE: How the Buccaneers became Tom Brady’s best fitThe direction the Patriots are headed is unclear. In typical fashion, they let key players like linebackers Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins sign big-money contracts elsewhere in 2020. Safety Devin McCourty and guard Joe Thuney are back, so maybe New England is loading up to remain a contender. It all seems to depend on who lines up under center.Edelman, who will be 34 in May, could be on the move if the Patriots want to get younger. Bill Belichick has a known preference for moving on from players a year early rather than a year too late, and Edelman is coming off a productive season with 100 catches and 1,117 yards. Of course, the Patriots wide receiving corps was already a weak spot in 2019, and trading Edelman won’t help that if they’re trying to contend for a Super Bowl in 2020. 2020 mock draft: Bucs get more support for Brady at No. 13last_img read more

Inside the ‘Dream Team’: A complete roster & history of USA’s 1992 Olympic men’s basketball team

first_img USA Basketball https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/8a/92/1992-dream-team_xb2e2tgrwjg01i4ct2d44y94o.jpg?t=1041276470&w=500&quality=80 The 1992 United States men’s basketball team is one of the greatest basketball rosters ever assembled.  That is why the legacy of the “Dream Team” — which has been brought to light again with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary — still carries on almost 30 years later.   Why was the ‘Dream Team’ formed? Basketball became a sport in the Summer Olympics in 1936, and the United States won gold in seven consecutive Olympics before the Soviet Union upset the U.S. in a controversial 51-50 finish in 1972.  Communist countries used professional players while the United States played amateur players, and Yugoslavia won gold in 1980 and the Soviet Union in 1988. After the United States took bronze in 1988, and in response USA basketball worked with NBA commissioner David Stern to allow professional players to play.  That came at the perfect time, because the NBA was full of legendary players at the time.  Why was it called the ‘Dream Team’?  On Feb. 18, 1991, the Sports Illustrated cover featured five members of the team in Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing with the words “Dream Team” across the front. It’s one of the most iconic covers in the magazine’s history and created excitement for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Living the Dream. This Sports Illustrated cover was signed by six members of the Dream Team (and let’s not forget the Admiral): Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Michael Jordan and Karl Malone. pic.twitter.com/aSqDsoIv4C— PSAcard (@PSAcard) March 5, 2019’Dream Team’ roster, 1992 OlympicsThe cover preceded the selection show on Sept. 21, 1991, when the first 10 members of the “Dream Team” were announced.  Here’s the full roster of the 1992 “Dream Team” (in alphabetical order):  Charles Barkley, PF, Phoenix SunsThe 11-time All-Star won NBA MVP honors in 1993 with the Phoenix Suns.  Larry Bird, SF, Boston CelticsThe three-time NBA champion and three-time MVP was 35 years old.  Patrick Ewing, C, New York Knicks  The 7-foot center was a 11-time All-Star with the New York Knicks.  Magic Johnson, PG, Los Angeles LakersJohnson, a five-time NBA champion and three-time MVP, played on the team despite abruptly retiring in 1991 after contracting HIV.  Michael Jordan, SG, Chicago BullsJordan was a six-time NBA champion, five-time MVP and a member of the gold-medal team in 1984.  Karl Malone, PF, Utah Jazz Malone was a 14-time All-Star and two-time MVP who ranks in NBA history in points scored.  Chris Mullin, SF, Golden State  Mullin was a five-time All-Star and won of the best shooters of the 1990s.  Scottie Pippen, SF, Chicago  Pippen was a six-time NBA champion and seven-time All-Star as Jordan’s wingman in Chicago.  David Robinson, C, San Antonio  “The Admiral” was the 1995 NBA MVP and a two-time NBA champion with the Spurs.  John Stockton, PG, Utah  The 10-time All-Star is the NBA’s all-time leader in assists.  The “Dream Team” later added two more players to fill out the roster, including one player from the NCAA:  Clyde Drexler, SG, Portland  Drexler was a 10-time All-Star who later won a NBA championship with Houston in 1995.  Christian Laettner, PF, Duke  The lone college player on the team led Duke to back-to-back national championships in 1991-92.   Foreign players have become a huge part of the game. Yao Ming and Andrea Bargnani have been No. 1 picks, and Dirk Nowitzki and Giannis Antetokounmpo have won the NBA MVP award since.  Team USA also have dominated Olympic Basketball with professional players. They have won five gold medals since the Dream Team; the only loss coming in 2004 when it finished with the bronze.  The Dream Team was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame. Who was left off the ‘Dream Team’?  The “Last Dance” has rekindled the controversy with Detroit’s Isiah Thomas, who was left off the team. Thomas was a 12-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion, but a feud with Jordan and Pippen stemming from their rivalry in the Eastern Conference was seen to be the root of the Detroit star being left off the team.  LSU’s Shaquille O’Neal, who was picked No. 1 in the 1992 NBA Draft, was left off in favor of Laettner. O’Neal played on Dream Team II in 1996 and still claims that team would beat the original Dream Team. Who coached the Dream Team?  Detroit coach Chuck Daly was the head coach of the “Dream Team,” which made the Thomas drama that much more intriguing. Lenny Wilkens, who ranks second all time in NBA history with 1,332 wins, was the assistant coach from the NBA ranks.  Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Seton Hall coach P.J. Carlesimo were also on the staff. ‘Dream Team’ stats: 1992 Olympic dominance, by the numbers On June 28, 1992, Team USA opened with a 136-57 blowout against Cuba in the Tournament of the Americas. That showed the Dream Team at full strength.  They finished the Tournament of Americas with a 6-0 record and won those games by an average of 51.5 points per game.Tournament of AmericasWINNERSCORELOSERSCOREMARGINUSA136Cuba5779USA105Canada6144USA112Panama5260USA128Argentina8741USA119Puerto Rico8138USA127Venezuela8047 That full-scale domination continued at the Olympics in Barcelona. The Dream Team finished 8-0 and beat Croatia 117-85 in the gold medal game.  Team USA won those eight games by an average of 43.8 points per game.’Dream Team’ 1992 Olympics resultsWINNERSCORELOSERSCOREMARGINUSA116Angola4868USA103Croatia7033USA111Germany6843USA127Brazil8344USA122Spain8141USA115Puerto Rico7738USA127Lithuania7651USA117Croatia8532Who led the ‘Dream Team’ in scoring?  Charles Barkley led the Dream Team with 16.3 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game. He is best-remembered for his response to a question he was asked about Angola before the first game in the Olympics.  “I don’t know anything about Angola,” Barkley said. “But Angola’s in trouble.” ‘Dream Team’ legacy & impact on basketball The Dream Team — especially the impact of Jordan’s popularity — helped contribute to the globalization of basketball in the NBA.   The team did not just win the gold medal. It left an impact both in the United State and globally that the game of basketball benefits from today, and put up some insane numbers while doing it.Here is everything you need to know about the 1992 U.S. men’s basketball team:  MORE: Did Michael Jordan really block Isiah Thomas from making ‘Dream Team’ roster? https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fb/43/dream-team-usa-basketball_54mx7huvjcbl1uc65r60008lv.jpg?t=-867031905&w=500&quality=80last_img read more