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Ole Miss suspends freshman Dayall Harris

first_imgOXFORD — Ole Miss has suspended freshman wide receiver Dayall Harris.The news was first reported by the Ole Miss Spirit.Harris is redshirting this season but will not travel with the team to the Peach Bowl later this month. The Spirit reported that coach Hugh Freeze was attempting to send a message to Harris after several “minor” incidents.Freeze is not expected to speak with the media Tuesday.A 6-foot-3, 185-pound four-star recruit, Harris signed with Ole Miss in February as part of a trio from Callaway High School. Harris impressed coaches with his ability in fall camp and is expected to have a future playing one of Ole Miss’ outside receiver positions as soon as next season.last_img read more

Torrington looking to bring the pace at Regional U19

first_imgLocal youth speedster, Qumar Torrington, is optimistic about his chances of retaining his spot in the Guyana Under-19 team as he looks to bring the heat at the Cricket West Indies Regional tournament in August. Arguably the fastest youth bowler in the country, Torrington is continuously working on his fitness despite cricket in the country coming to a halt due to the rainy season stepping in.The Demerara Cricket Club seamer told Stabroek Sport that his preparation, in anticipation of selection, was  “coming along good so far,” as he focusses on his fitness and increasing his speed.Since turning out last year under the Golden Arrowhead, Torrington said his main aim was to improve his consistency and develop more speed to accompany his variations, something which he is confident he has achieved having showcased that in the recent Inter-County under-19 tournament. He stated that the upcoming tournament will mean a lot to his development as a player since it is his last year at the Under-19 level.“This tournament means a lot to me since this is my last year at Under-19, so it would be great for me to finish with the most wickets and contribute to my team retaining their title,” Torrington said.The 18-year-old pointed out that he always holds himself to high standards and is confident in taking at least two five-wicket hauls in the series. Cognizant of the evolution of cricket, Torrington stated, “these days you can’t just be a bowler, you have to be able to bat and I have been putting in some work with the bat for the past couple of months and I think I will be able to hold my own whenever the opportunity comes and do well for my team.”Torrington stated that should he do well in this tournament, there is a possibility that he can break into a West Indian set up as well as the local Guyana Jaguars academy, a move he is hopeful of becoming a reality.The Guyana under-19 squad has not been released for the tournament in which they have won the 50-over format for the last five years in a row.last_img read more

NFL scores Week 9: Final results, highlights from Sunday’s games

first_img Colts at Steelers Bears at Eagles Week 9 in the NFL: where the unexpected should be expected.After all, the Dolphins won their first game of the season against the hapless, tail-spinning Jets. Ryan Fitzpatrick had himself a day against one of his former teams, throwing for 288 yards and three touchdowns in the game. Lions at Raiders Jets at Dolphins Redskins at Bills On the West Coast, the Seahawks and Buccaneers were locked in a shootout — and the game was decided in overtime. Russell Wilson’s fifth touchdown pass of the afternoon proved to be the difference, as the Seahawks marched to 7-2 (and Wilson marched closer to an MVP award).Then there were the Chargers, who held the high-flying Packers offense to just 11 points in a 26-11 win in Los Angeles. Aaron Rodgers threw for just 161 yards a touchdown in the loss, while his counterpart threw for 294 yards and no touchdowns — those were saved for Melvin Gordon, who had two scores on the afternoon.Not to be outdone, the Ravens handed the Patriots their first loss of the season 37-20 behind dazzing QB Lamar Jackson and an opprtunistic defense. Jackson (163 yards, one touchdown passing; 61 yards, two touchdowns rushing) shredded a New England defense that came in allowing 7.6 points per game.Sporting News covered highlight plays from a wild Week 9 below. (All times Eastern)NFL scores, results for Week 9Follow SN’s live scoreboard for stats and more.Thursday, Oct. 31Game49ers 28, Cardinals 25 (Final) Sunday, Nov. 3GameTexans 26, Jaguars 3 (Final)Eagles 22, Bears 14 (Final)Bills 24, Redskins 9 (Final)Panthers 30, Titans 20 (Final)Jets 18, Dolphins 26 (Final)Colts 24, Steelers 26 (Final)Vikings 23, Chiefs 26 (Final)Seahawks 40, Buccaneers 34 (Final/OT)Raiders 31, Lions 24 (Final)Broncos 24, Browns 19 (Final)Chargers 26, Packers 11 (Final)Ravens 37, Patriots 20 (Final) Monday, Nov. 4GameTimeTVGiants vs. Cowboys8:15 p.m.ESPNMORE: Watch every NFL regular season game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada Only)Highlights from Week 9 NFL gamesTexans vs. Jaguars (in London)center_img Vikings at Chiefs Buccaneers at Seahawks Titans at Panthers Packers at ChargersPatriots at Ravens Browns at Broncos   last_img read more

Some sold on idea of ‘Seinfeld’ Festivus

first_imgMILWAUKEE — Kevin Campanella hates buying and receiving Christmas presents that he says inevitably disappoint. This year, no such worries. Campanella plans to seek “serenity now” by celebrating Festivus, a wacky holiday popularized in a 1997 “Seinfeld” episode. Billed as “Festivus for the rest of us,” the holiday celebrated by the Costanza clan on Dec. 23 features an airing of grievances and feats of strength in which a guest must pin the host before the party ends. In protest of Christmas’ commercialism, character Frank Costanza puts up an unadorned aluminum pole instead of a tree. The metal, he says admiringly, has a “very high strength-to-weight ratio.” “I just always loved that episode,” said Campanella, 28, a landscaper from Warwick, R.I. “But it’s not so much about the show — I think the idea of Festivus is a good idea.” So does The Wagner Companies. The Milwaukee-based maker of hand-railing components is bringing back its line of Festivus poles for the holiday season. The company had plenty of metal rails on hand already and launched the product last year on a whim. “We did it mainly as a lark. We never looked at it as a tremendous moneymaking scheme,” said Tony Leto, the firm’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “But in many ways, Festivus is taking on a life of its own.” Wagner, which made $15 million last year from products including handrail brackets and pipe elbows, earned only a few thousand dollars from Festivus pole sales. Leto said the company received some media publicity upon launch of the poles but he credits bloggers with strong “Seinfeld” loyalties for spreading the news far and wide. Wagner sold about 250 poles in 2005, with around 100 sales coming from the firm’s 120 employees. This season, it sold about 300 poles by mid-December and was on pace to sell twice that number by Saturday, said Leto, whose claim to fame is that he shared a drama class with Jerry Seinfeld at Queens College in New York. Wagner offers a 6-foot Festivus pole for $38 and a 2-foot-8-inch tabletop model for $30. The setup is simple: a hollow pipe, 1.9 inches in diameter, inserted into a collapsible aluminum base. Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, a “Seinfeld” fanatic who claims to have seen every episode eight times, proudly displayed one of the company’s poles last year at the governor’s mansion in Madison. But Doyle said he will donate the pole to the Wisconsin Historical Museum after reports that “Seinfeld” co-star Michael Richards used racial slurs during a standup comedy routine last month. Leto said he hoped the Richards incident wouldn’t affect his company’s sales. “Fans know it was a Costanza holiday, not a Kramer holiday,” he said, referring to characters played by Jerry Stiller and Richards. “Anyway, Kramer eventually rejects the holiday at the end of the episode.” Gabriel Morales, 32, of Atlanta, said Richards’ tirade didn’t keep him from ordering a Festivus pole earlier this month. “You know, people make mistakes, they say stupid things,” said Morales, an information technology analyst who held his Festivus party early this year to coincide with a monthly dinner club. “No one at the party really cared about that either.” The “Seinfeld” Festivus episode developed from series writer Dan O’Keefe’s childhood experiences. His father invented the holiday in the 1960s. “As a kid, we’d come home and there’d be weird decorations,” said the 30-something O’Keefe. “There was the playing of strange German and Italian pop music from the ’50s. And the airing of grievances was a real thing.” Instead of a pole, his family celebration featured a clock and a bag. (O’Keefe said his father won’t say what they symbolized.) Wagner’s Leto acknowledged the irony of making money off a holiday that celebrates anti-commercialism. But the company is having too much fun with the holiday to stop now, he said. O’Keefe doesn’t begrudge Wagner’s commercial efforts. “It sounds to me like they’re making a good living — good for them,” O’Keefe said. “It’s just this joke holiday on a TV show. If they want to make a buck on it, go for it.” Or, as Seinfeld might say, not that there’s anything wrong with that. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more