Should the Raiders pursue Antonio Brown?

first_imgAntonio Brown’s time with the Steelers is over. The star receiver, who might be the best at his position in the NFL, posted a picture on Twitter Tuesday with team president Art Rooney II after they met. According to Brown and multiple subsequent reports, the two sides agreed it was best to trade the seven-time Pro Bowler.The Steelers will control trade talks, according to reports, not Brown and agent Drew Rosenhaus.So what happens next? Most fanbases will clamor for Brown to join their …last_img

Traits of a successful operation – Part 1

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Developing a successful operation is a big task for farmers today. Farm Credit Mid-America Vice President of AgriBusiness, Matt Davis, visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about what farmers should focus on to increase the chances of success.last_img

Agent Viru

first_imgSaturday, February 19It wasn’t easy getting hold of Agent Viru after his knock of 175 in the tournament opener against Bangladesh. Just short of midnight, though, I received his replies to my texts. And, they sure were worth the wait. On how he got Sachin Tendulkar run out, Viru replied, “Coach asked me to watch the ball. How can I watch the ball and the other batsman at the same time?” On what it was like to bat for 47 overs, he texted, “Life-changing experience. Now, I know why Dravid and Gambhir have such long faces. The boredom of batting between overs 20 to 35 could make even Shah Rukh Khan look like a cow.”Sunday, February 20Agent Viru’s stated intention to bat 50 overs has sent bowlers in every team queuing for life insurance. One day before their first game, Mitchell Johnson told Brett Lee, “Jeez, I didn’t think he was serious about it, mate. Any chance we may not crash out before facing him?”Viru was not amused, though. “I am scared of Johnson. He is a smart man. We Indian players only open restaurants. But he started Johnson’s baby powder. I used it on my son’s bum when he had rashes. See? Both his bowling and business involve him spraying it around. How smart is that?” said Viru.Monday, February 21 I caught up with Agent Viru at the coffee shop of ITC Gardenia, Bangalore, where he was reading the Sri Lanka vs Canada match report. Without taking his eyes off the newspaper he confessed that for the longest time he had no idea that countries like Canada also played cricket. “It turns out that even Canadians don’t know that,” a deadpan Viru added.advertisementTuesday, February 22One day after the Australia vs Zimbabwe match, the Gujarat Cricket Association lodged a complaint against Australian captain Ricky Ponting for smashing an lcd tv in the dressing room after being run out. They are angry because they believe only their President, Narendra Modi, has the right to break unnecessary items like screens, cameras and the law. When asked about it, Ponting initially claimed that he was in such good form that he was seeing the ball as large as an lcd screen and mistook the one in the dressing room for a ball. Later, smarter brains got together and drafted the official version. Apparently, the tv wasn’t working and Ponting simply tapped the top of the screen to get it started. “It’s not his fault that he’s built like Khalli and the tv like Ajit Agarkar,” the press release said. Viru, on hearing of the controversy, looked concerned. “I hope Sreesanth doesn’t get fined for that smashed tv,” he told me.Thursday, February 24 “What’s common between India in 2007 and Australia in 2011?” Agent Viru texted me early in the morning. “Greg Chappell,” promptly came the reply too. The joke is now doing the rounds in every team. Word has it that the Australian chief selector’s special liking for middle-aged, left-handed batsmen will do to Australia what it did to India four years ago. Worse, Ponting believes so too and is said to have communicated some choicest Australian pleasantries to Chappell after hearing about Michael Hussey’s recovery from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the World Cup squad.Highlight of the weekPakistan captain Shahid Afridi was spotted thinking. No one remembers when he was last seen doing that.The writer was formerly known as the Fake IPL Player. He will observe the 2011 World Cup through Agent Viru’s eyes.last_img read more

Video: Georgia Basketball Ran A Football Play For Quarterback Recruit Jacob Eason, It Didn’t Go Well

first_imgAn aerial view of Kentucky players on Georgia's basketball court.ATHENS, GA – MARCH 03: Aaron Harrison #2, Andrew Harrison #5, Willie Cauley-Stein #15, Karl-Anthony Towns #12 and Tyler Ulis #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats rush down the court to get back on defense against the Georgia Bulldogs at Stegeman Coliseum on March 3, 2015 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Georgia locked up five-star quarterback commit Jacob Eason during his official visit, and the entire athletic department tried to do its part to ensure that he would stick with his commitment. Head basketball coach Mark Fox tweeted out video from last weekend, when Eason was on campus, of his team proving that it needs a quarterback. The basketball team runs a play, and a deep ball almost leads to disaster for one receiver. We tried to show a certain recruit we needed a QB at practice last weekend… pic.twitter.com/2GeANJrP0e— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) December 16, 2015The hedges at Sanford Stadium are probably a bit more forgiving than that wall, and they’re not so dangerously close to the end zone. We’re not sure if Eason, who we can’t quite identify in the blurry video, was impressed with the display, but he re-upped with the Dawgs either way.last_img read more

Chiefs concerned over length of planned meeting with PM want in on

first_img(Vancouver skyline. APTN/file)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsSome First Nations leaders expressed concern Wednesday a planned Vancouver meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next week is scheduled to run only two hours.Trudeau is scheduled to meet with First Nation, Inuit and Metis leaders in Vancouver on March 2 to discuss climate change. The prime minister is meeting with premiers the next day.Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Ontario regional Chief Isadore Day said two hours is not enough to discuss climate change with the prime minister and he would like to see First Nation leaders also sit at the table with the premiers the next day.“Clearly two hours is not enough, we are definitely pushing for full inclusion,” said Day.Day said the office of AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde’s office is currently trying to convince the PMO to expand the current parameters of First Nation involvement in next week’s climate change talks with Trudeau.The Ontario regional chief said First Nations need to be directly involved in any discussions involving Ottawa and the provinces on climate change plans.“We need to be fully engaged and in some of those cases we need to be leading some of those processes and discussions,” said Day. “We can’t take this position lightly.”Currently, the March 2 meeting is tentatively scheduled to run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The AFN, the Metis National Council and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatam (ITK) are expected to attend with 1o delegates each.The AFN is planning on holding preparatory meetings next Monday and Tuesday in Vancouver to allow the AFN delegation to hone its message and issues it wants to present during the meeting with Trudeau.AFN Alberta regional Chief Craig Makinaw said he’s received no firm details on what’s planned for the meeting, but expressed concern a two hour meeting is just not enough time with the prime minister.“I have been at previous meetings and two hours is never enough time to bring all the issues out,” said Makinaw. “You will get rushed and you don’t get enough time to bring your concerns out. That is the frustration I have when there are always two hour meetings.”Metis National Council President Clement Chartier said he had no concern with the Trudeau meeting running only two hours.“They are usually not overly long,” said Chartier. “Certainly being there is sufficient as a start.”Chartier said the Metis National Council needs Ottawa to help improve its capacity to deal with issues like climate change.“The Metis National Council doesn’t have the capacity to deal on all these issues that are cropping up,” he said.The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) has also tried to create a minor controversy over its exclusion from the meeting. CAP and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) have written to the premiers asking to be allowed to participate in the meetings.Chartier said CAP should not be part of nation-to-nation talks with Ottawa.“They are not invited because they do not represent nations or any governments,” said Chartier.Day said he didn’t want to comment directly on CAP or NWAC. He said the Ontario delegation traveling to Vancouver includes three women.ITK representatives were not available to comment.Prime Minister’s Office did not respond to repeated request for [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday

first_imgWhat’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Tuesday 2 FebruaryRACING2.00 SouthwellNorthside Prince 7/1 > 4/13.30 SouthwellHermitage Bay 4/5 > 4/74.45 TauntonBishops Court 6/1 > 9/2 Only Gorgeous 20/1 > 12/1LIVE FOOTBALLPremier League19:45 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD10/11 West Ham 7/2 Aston Villa 12/5 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation)last_img