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Local leaders and disability rights groups celebrated the signing of a new law that... (Author: Gardener)

FridayMarking the 32nd anniversary of federal law that made discrimination against people with disabilities illegal, local leaders and disability rights groups celebrated the signing of new legislation that will extend funding to small businesses to improve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All new construction after 1992 was required to fully comply with ADA accessibility guidelines, including wheelchair ramps, handrails on stairs and sidewalks, and the provision of disabled toilets and parking. The new law, Assembly Bill 2164, was sponsored by Rep. Alex Lee, D-San Jose, and signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom last month, promoting education and providing grants to small businesses to improve accessibility. A portion of Newark's Cedar Boulevard, one of the city's major east-west thoroughfares, will be closed next week for Union Pacific Railroad track repairs. The lane will be closed to all traffic. Drivers are advised that Cedar Boulevard will be closed at the level crossing near St. Isabel Avenue Wednesday morning through Friday, October 21. A Newark Police spokesman said detour signs will be put up to direct drivers to alternative routes. Access for residents and businesses on Cedar Boulevard and the surrounding area will be maintained at all times. The road closure is necessary to allow the Union Pacific Railroad to conduct repair work on its tracks. A Hayward man was charged with double murder in connection with a triple murder in Oakland in August, court documents say. Jonathan Zeigler, 30, is being held without bail at Santa Rita Prison in Dublin on suspicion of killing Tyron Banks, 46, and Tonell Williams, 48, according to court documents. According to court documents, Zeigler reportedly arrived in a Chevrolet Malibu at the 2800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland about 30 minutes before the melee on Aug. 26. Banks is seen walking over and shooting Daven Woolfolk, 36, multiple times just after 7:15 p.m., court documents said. Woolfolk died in the shooting, according to police. Banks returns to his vehicle and sits in the driver's seat, court documents say. Banks tries to drive away, but Zeigler allegedly grabs a gun and runs to the Chevrolet, firing numerous shots through the driver's side window. Banks drives on and meets Tonell Williams, who was riding his bike. Williams died in the collision, police said. Zeigler allegedly runs back to his Chevrolet and drives away. Surveillance video and a follow-up investigation show the Chevrolet was registered to Zeigler, court documents claim. A search warrant obtained by the police is said to provide further evidence that Zeigler was at the scene. Zeigler's physical features were similar to the shooter's physical features as seen in surveillance footage, court documents claim. San Jose Police Department investigators remain at the scene Thursday night in a neighborhood near the San Jose Municipal Golf Course, where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed. The accident happened in the area of ​​Lundy and Sajak Avenues, just east of the golf course. The collision happened around 7:45 p.m. The driver stayed where he was and is cooperating with investigators. A representative from the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office is expected shortly. An Oakland woman faces murder charges for allegedly killing a man in March, police said Thursday. Tyja Braswell, 21, was arrested in Oakland on Tuesday and sent to Santa Rita Prison in Dublin on Thursday afternoon, prison records show. According to court records, Braswell was involved in an argument with Tamia Foster, 23, and Stavon Moore, 28, on March 19, according to video evidence. During the argument, Foster allegedly went to her vehicle to retrieve a gun that Moore allegedly seized. Court documents allege that Moore shot Braswell and that she returned fire. During the shooting just before 8:30 p.m., one man was shot in the head. He was also taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on March 20. Foster and Moore are also being held without bail in the Santa Rita prison. Foster must appear in court on Monday if she can be released of her own accord. Two suspects in the Fremont kidnapping are linked to an investigation into an attempted murder in Union City. Fremont and Union City police detectives are working together to investigate the related cases that emerged earlier this week. Early Monday morning, Fremont officials were responding to a late-reported incident of auto theft, kidnapping and robbery outside a Fremont store, in which a man walked to his parked vehicle. At the time, the man was approached by two suspects who demanded money and physically forced him to go to a nearby ATM. After that, the suspects took turns beating, kicking and hitting the victim for more than 17 minutes. During the attack, the suspects took the victim's car keys and left the scene in his car. During the attack, which was recorded by multiple surveillance cameras nearby, the victim suffered bruises and swelling to his head, face and shoulders. Investigators quickly followed leads to locate the suspects, who were identified as Kenneth Hayes, 38, of Olivehurst and Anthony Lankford Bolivia, 22, of Fremont. Police also learned that hours after the Fremont carjacking, the couple may have been involved in an attempted murder and kidnapping incident in Union City. The latter incident happened around 7:45 a.m. Monday at the 2500 block of Medallion Drive in Union City over an ongoing fight where a gunshot may have been heard. The victim of that incident, a 28-year-old man, was forced into the trunk of a car. The victim told police he was beaten unconscious and woke up in a creek. Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, Fremont police located Hayes and Bolivia and arrested her. Perea is the third suspect involved in the attempted murder and kidnapping in Union City. Hayes and Bolivia were charged Thursday by the Alameda District Attorney's Office with three felonies, including auto theft, kidnapping to commit robbery and first-degree ATM robbery. Gilroy School officials faced terror threats at two high schools Thursday, but both were unfounded. At approximately 9:30 a.m., resource officers at Gilroy Police School were notified of a possible bomb threat that had been circulated through electronic mail at Gilroy High School. The threat was not specific to the school or the exact location. A search of the school was conducted with the assistance of a K-9 explosives detection officer from the Santa Clara County Sheriff. Then, around 1 p.m., Gilroy officers were alerted to another possible bomb threat, this time at Christopher High School. A similar message had been circulated via electronic mail at Gilroy High School. But again, police said the threat was not specific to the school or the exact location. A search of Christopher High School was conducted with the assistance of a K-9 explosives detection officer from the Santa Clara County Sheriff. No explosive devices were found, and the incident was also ruled a hoax. The weather forecast for Friday for the San Francisco Bay Area is seasonal with daily highs in the 60s along the coast to the 70s around the bay and the low 80s inland. Copyright © 2022 Bay City News, Inc. Republication, retransmission, or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Bay City News is a 24/7 news service covering the greater Bay Area. Copyright © 2022 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, redistribution, or other reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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Hellebuyck, Jets win season opener against Rangers

Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves, including 21 in the second half, to help the Winnipeg Jets defeat the New York Rangers 4-1 at the Canada Life Center on Friday. (Author: Gardener)

HellebuyckWINNIPEG — Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves, including 21 in the second half, to help the Winnipeg Jets defeat the New York Rangers 4-1 at the Canada Life Center on Friday. WINNIPEG — Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves, including 21 in the second half, to help the Winnipeg Jets defeat the New York Rangers 4-1 at the Canada Life Center on Friday. "This team played well," said Hellebuyck. “It was a great team win tonight and we needed everyone and we got everyone. It's a great step in building and I think the character in that dressing room will just keep showing and growing.” Mark Scheifele had two goals, Sam Gagner and Kyle Connor also scored and Nikolaj Ehlers had two assists for Winnipeg in the season opener . "[Hellebuyck] made a lot of big saves," said Scheifele. The Jets were coached by associate Scott Arniel after Rick Bowness tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day. Dryden Hunt scored and Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves on his debut for New York (2-1-0), who won 7-3 at the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. "We weren't great in the first game," said Rangers coach Gerard Gallant. "I thought we played a really good second and then I think we ran out of gas in the third, so we made a lot of mistakes in the defensive zone, which usually happens through mental mistakes and tired mistakes." Scheifele gave the Jets a 1-0 lead at 10:29 of the first period by repelling an Ehlers pass from below the goal line. "[Ehlers] was flying all night, made some great games and I don't think [Connor] is getting the recognition he deserves," said Scheifele. That's our line I think, we get dangerous if we do that. "When you get an opportunity like that, especially when you come into the lineup, you want to make the most of it," said Hunt, who played the season played. “[Hellebuyck] was pretty good all night so it was huge that he went in. Gagner, who signed a one-year contract in September. "It feels great," Gagner said of the standing ovation he received after scoring. “The fan support here is incredible. I've only been here a short time but you can see the passion of the fan base and everyone has made me very welcome, from my teammates to the fans. It's been great so far and hopefully let it roll." Scheifele pushed the lead to 3-1 with a power play goal from the bottom of the left faceoff circle at 18:23, and Connor hit the blank at 19:40 to make it 4-1 Netz." Aside from that first and that third, I think we know what works for us," said New York captain Jacob Trouba. We're not going to play every game perfectly this year, so we'll learn from that and it in the future tackle he's day-to-day... New York forward Artemi Panarin had one assist and has six points (one goal, five assists) in a three-game point streak... Trouba played his 600th NHL game, and the defenseman played his first 408 Played with the Jets before signing a seven-year deal with Rangers on July 19, 2019.

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Moxley & Castagnoli vs The Butcher & The Blade

FTR will team up with Shawn Spears against The Embassy in trios action. (Author: Gardener)

Moxley & CastagnoliAEW's original stint in Toronto, Canada will continue in the four-game Friday edition of Rampage. The show kicks off with AEW World Champion Jon Moxley teaming up with Blackpool Combat Club teammate Claudio Castagnoli to take on The Butcher & The Blade. Butcher & Blade are looking for a fight after feeling Castagnoli treated their friends Private Party last week. Chris Jericho & Daniel Garcia will attempt to explain their actions from Dynamite in a promo segment on Wednesday. The Pinnacle (multi-promotion tag team champions FTR and returning Shawn Spears) will face off in trios against The Embassy's Brian Cage and Gates of Agony, who get started at Dynamite on Wednesday. If Page wins, Matt Hardy will have to join The Firm, while a win by Kassidy will free Private Party from their recently sold contract to Stokely Hathaway's Firm. Nyla Rose will 'pitch' her stolen TBS title against Anna Jay A. AEW World Champion Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli def. The Butcher & The Blade (w/ the Bunny) (8:40 aired). Regal disagrees with Moxley's match so close to his world title defense with Adam Page on Tuesday. After a brawl in and around the ring to start the match, it came down to Moxley and the Balde in the ring. Moxley rocked Blade with a German suplex while Adam Page watched from behind. Claudio got the tag and Butcher took the fight, but Castagnoli countered a suplex attempt with one of his own. Blade attempted a chop on Castagnoli and he responded with a pair of European uppercuts. The Bunny (dressed in Toronto Maple Leaf Red) ran into the ring to cut off an attacking Castagnoli and the Butcher attacked Castagnoli to take control. After the split-screen break, Butcher held up Castagnoli for a suplex while Blade dived off the top with a javelin, causing a near fall. Moxley got the tag and took out Blade with a cutter and Butcher with a tope on the floor. Back in the ring, Moxley hit a Superplex and a stuff piledriver on Blade for a near fall. Moxley went to cut Blade's head off, but Butcher unhooked it with a Diving Crossbody. Butcher and Blade attempted to dredge the lake, but Claudio stopped it and a stalemate ensued between the two teams. Mox and Claudio clotheslined their opponents and then kicked their heads off. Claduio hit Butcher with a Riccolo Bomb while Moxley gave Blade the Death Rider and Castagnoli got the pin. Moxley and Castagnoli clipped a brief promo after the match. – Backstage, Renee Paquette interviewed Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee. Strickland tried to shed light on the plight of the celebrated loss to Mark Sterling, but Lee slammed how Strickland had to cheat to beat Billy Gunn on Wednesday. - Back in the back, Renee Paquette's interview with The Dark Order is interrupted by someone's assistant, Jose. #10 challenged Rush for next week and if #10 wins then Rush and Jose will have to leave the Dark Order alone. - The Jericho Appreciation Society did an in-ring promo together again (but without Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo). Daniel Garcia explained his actions, but he doesn't blame the fans for making him do it like a real sports entertainer would. When Jericho belted Garcia (at Dynamite in Washington), Garcia learned that being a sports entertainer was better. Jericho then vowed to beat all former ROH World Champions, producing former ROH World Champion and ROH Six-Man Champion Dalton Castle. Fans sang for Castle and he immediately looked like a star. Castle called Jericho "a stupid, stupid, naive little goose" and said he fought his way back for the ROH Championship. Castle challenged Jericho for the ROH title for Dynamite next Tuesday, and Jericho accepted. - Hikaru Shida and Toni Storm discuss their interlude for the Women's World Championship title in a pre-taped promo. Nyla Rose (with Marina Shafir and Vickie Guerrero) def. Anna Jay A. Rose carries around the TBS championship belt she stole last Friday and when Anna Jay A. Jay dodges a cannonball in the corner and Rose takes over as the show went in the break. Back from break, Rose set up a made-up spot where she hung Jay A.S. from the ropes and then went upstairs to drop a knee, but Jay A.S. cleared out of the way. Jay went to the QueenSlayer but Rose countered. The baddies and Jade Cargill attempted to get out and recover the belt, but security interfered and Rose and her crew were able to sneak away with the TBS belt. - In a pre-taped segment, Ari Daivari stated his offer to Hook was not to join the Trustbusters, but $50,000 for Daivari to buy the FTW belt. Kassidy missed a senton, Page hit a Twist of Fate and then the Ego's Edge to get the pin. - In another pre-taped segment, Orange Cassidy was pretty happy he won the All-Atlantic Championship, but now he and best friends want to challenge Death Triangle for the AEW World Trios Titles. How about Tuesday on Dynamite? Shawn Spears called Cage a "900-pound charisma vacuum" in the pre-match promo. Spears also dubbed himself the "perfect ten" in his pre-match promo. Bishop Kaun and Spears started the match and the crowd chanted FTR while Spears and Kaun exchanged holds. Spears played his "10!" Persona way more than I can remember him ever doing before in AEW. Most of Spears' heat segment took place during the split-screen commercial. Kaun dropped Spears first on the top turnbuckle in an ugly spot, and Toa Liona flattened Spears with a senton on the ring apron. Cage splexed Spears into the ring from the middle rope. Kaun cut Spears off the hot tag once, but Spears kicked Kaun away and took the tag to Harwood. Harood defeated Kaun with a spinebuster but was caught by Cage with a spinning lasso. Cage came off the lead with an elbow on Harwood for a near fall. Spears awkwardly threw Liona over the ropes. FTR and Spears put Cage, Kaun and Prince Nana in triple snipers, but Liona finished that and chokeslammed Harwood. The fight shifted to the floor, where Liona missed a charge down the stairs and Spears caught Cage with a superkick and a DDT. Back in the ring, FTR hit Kaun with the Hart Attack and Spears followed up with the C4 for the pinfall. The babyface celebration was interrupted by debutants Maria Kanellis-Bennet and the Kingdom, Matt Taven and Mike Bennet. Maria claimed they built the ROH and IWGP Tag Team Titles first and the Kingdom never got the recognition it deserved. Embassy members jumped on FTR and Spears. Tuesday is a loaded episode of Dynamite. Best Friends for the AEW Trios title I think that has at least partly to do with not recording it immediately after two hours of dynamite late in front of a burned out crowd. Unless AEW wants to do live rampages every Friday, they might want to consider doing more Thursday night taping to see if that improves the quality of the show.

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Bukayo Saka brings the lucky Arsenal to victory over Bodø/Glimt

Bukayo Saka used his lips to save Arsenal's winning goal in their lucky 1-0 win over Bodø/Glimt in the Europa League (Author: Gardener)

Bukayo SakaSaka pays lip service to lead the happy Arsenal to victory over Bodø/Glimt Bukayo Saka deflects the ball over his chest into the net for Arsenal's winners against Bodø/Glimt. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images/ReutersBukayo Saka deflects the ball over his chest into the net for Arsenal's winner against Bodø/Glimt. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images/ReutersArsenal trod on thin ice but survived their expedition to the far north of Norway. They didn't exactly put on a spectacle in the land of the Northern Lights and actually Bodø/Glimt should have paid them for a passive second half. Their creative radar was off for most of a chilly night, but Bukayo Saka's lucky first-half goal proved enough to end one of the continent's most glaring records. A clever home side had won their last 14 European Cup games here and it was no small feat that the run was finally punctuated. The hosts have built their reputation as one of the most progressive clubs in this competition pound for pound and it was easy to see why the likes of Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb and twice Roma were humiliated here last year. Bodø had seen few occasions like this and it felt like Arsenal, Kjetil Knutsen's side aside, were up against the civic pride of an entire community. The characteristic yellow and black of Bodø/Glimt is evident around every corner in this remote, attractive fishing village 80 km beyond the Arctic Circle; Flags flew proudly in front of houses in the suburbs, while inside the stadium the number of fans not wearing at least a trace of their color could have been counted on one hand. An MC walked them through a series of club anthems before kick-off; In a setting that offered a refreshing antidote to the uniformity of many modern football fortresses, the atmosphere was intensely partisan but not hostile. Mikel Arteta was just happy his players handled it, as was the artificial surface that angered José Mourinho after Roma's second humiliation. "Not many teams do that," he said of Bodø/Glimt's winning streak. “We came here as number 15 and won. We did it.” Saka celebrates with Martin Ødegaard after scoring for Arsenal. Photo: NTB/Reuters A win in next Thursday's rescheduled clash against PSV Eindhoven would guarantee Arsenal a top-two spot in Group A. The goal, which managed to keep his 100 per cent record, was odd: odd enough that it took a second or two for the pocket of away fans, who'd huddled together at the other end to realize they had reason to celebrate. Saka played a smart one-two with Albert Sambi Lokonga but appeared to be near the right corner of the six-yard box when he fired. Cue an eerie silence and finally confirmation from 120 meters away. "I think it slipped my lips, it's beautiful," Saka said. Arsenal offered little in attack other than half a chance, immediately after Saka's goal went wide. Arteta had recognized the danger in that game, keeping four starters from the win against Liverpool; They controlled long periods in the first half but Martin Ødegaard, who last played here for Strømsgodset in 2014 as a 15-year-old, was calm while William Saliba and Ben White were overwhelmed after the break. "Football isn't always fair," said Bodø/Glimt manager Knutsen. I'm really proud of how we've raised the bar on the game at the Emirates." Subscribe to The Fiver Start your evenings with The Guardian's take on the world of football Newsletters can include information about charities, online advertising and externally funded content contains political parties. We use Google reCaptcha to protect our website and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Real Betis were among the clubs to secure a place in the Europa League knockout rounds after beating Roma 1-1. A goal by Sergio Canales was equalized by Andrea Belotti early in the second half. They will start their next group game three points behind their opponent Ludogorets, who won 2-0 at home against HJK Helsinki last night. Saïd Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen propelled West Ham into the Europa Conference League knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Anderlecht, but clashes in the stands took some of the shine off the victory. Benrahma put West Ham ahead in the 14th minute with a free-kick before Emerson Palmieri brought Bowen in from 15 yards out after half an hour. Anderlecht's exuberant fans set off five flares in the away area, one of which landed near the pitch. An intruder on the field interrupted play briefly before missiles were hurled between rival fans, including another flare that landed in home end. While the attention focused on the nonsense in the crowd, Anderlecht scored a consolation goal after a Ben Johnson foul by Sebastiano Esposito. Moyes said of Bowen: "There's certainly a feather in his cap... He's a lot closer to what he was last year and he looks dangerous every time he plays." The manager added on incidents in the crowd : "I saw some movement but I wasn't interested to be honest. It's not what any club would want associated with them and I certainly wouldn't want it at West Ham. "Thank you for your feedback. Back then they lost 3-0 but that never looked likely here. The slickness of the turf in the pouring rain didn't help, but it was the same for both teams. "You could see that it was too fast for us, but there are no excuses," said Arteta. He was delighted as Matt Turner, whose tedious deliberation on injury-time goal kicks spoke of Arsenal's uneasiness, swept down Bodø/Glimt's balls and described the Americans' performance as 'phenomenal'. That was an exaggeration, but his relief at dodging a banana peel in this sea of ​​yellow was justified.

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Diehard Cowboys fans declare their love for the American team

The Dallas Cowboys have a fan base that spans the globe. San Antonio fans explain why they love America's team so much. (Author: Gardener)

CowboysThat explains why the local Dallas Cowboys fans are so intense. America's Team fans flock here in San Antonio and across the state of Texas. Heck, there's even a neighborhood in San Antonio that has street names dedicated to the team. Whether you are one or know a die-hard Cowboys fan, there are many personalities and reasons behind the fandom. What could sum up pure love for the Dallas Cowboys other than my quest for superfans that leads me to a distant cousin I've never met before? "I have to let you know that the Cowboys are going to win the Super Bowl this year," he says. Born in West Texas, Martinez has an undying dedication to the team that has taught him a great deal about loyalty. "I know there are a lot of angry fans. To me you were never really a fan if you gave them up," he says. Juan Martinez shares his passion for the Cowboys with his granddaughter. Martinez has stood by his team and made it his mission to defend the Cowboys with his trash-talking no matter how much criticism he gets for it. "On game day, I'm on Facebook first thing in the morning and I talk to everyone about trash," he says, adding that he always wears his Cowboys merch. That's the stigma of Cowboys fans.” “Everyone hates Cowboys, but they know Cowboys,” he says. There's a group of other fans he's happy to stir up haters with, even some who explain the Cowboys' losses as strategic moves in their season. While enjoying his online trashtalking, Martinez is looking forward to going to his first game at AT&T Stadium in December. What he's looking forward to most is the Brotherhood in Cowboy Nation, which means a lot to him. "It's so strong that if I don't like someone and later find out they're a Cowboys fan, we become friends," he says. Like the strength of the fraternity, his love has stood the test of time, though Martinez says he's ready to see the Cowboys thrive in a post-Jerry Jones era. "I don't care how bad they suck," says Martinez. While being a die-hard Cowboys fan is standard for many in San Antonio, it makes sense that the same would be the case for Dallas Natives. The 25-year-old says he became a die-hard fan in 2010 and admitted he was first drawn to the legendary Dallas cheerleaders. "I used to only care about headlines like Tony Romo, DeMarcus Ware and Jason Witten," he says. "As I got older, I started paying more attention to the lesser-known guys on the team, hoping they would beat all odds and become stars." Becoming a fan meant Mattingly bonding with his late grandfather, a Vietnam War veteran could when they watched games together. "I'm cheering for him for the cowboys these days, but I know he'll always be with me wherever I go," he tells MySA. "I'll always be a fan of America's team because of him." In addition to being a lifelong fan, Mattingly hopes to one day work for the Cowboys. He's currently working on his master's degree in records management and says his dream job would be in the Cowboys' artifact room. Meanwhile, Mattingly is happy to cheer on the Cowboys from his living room while wearing his lucky jersey, navy blue with Dez Bryant's number and a 50th anniversary patch. “[I] wore it to my very first game when the Cowboys beat the Rams in 2011. DeMarco Murray ran for a franchise yards record in a single game," he says. Being a Cowboys fan was never really a choice for Candice Garcia as she was born into a die-hard family, but her love, like everyone else's, grew over time. While her brother was collecting Dallas-related memorabilia, Garcia appears to have been collecting memories, recalling a Dallas Cowboys Twelve Days of Christmas VHS (what a throwback) and TV commercials starring players and even owner Jerry Jones. "Needless to say, any time a commercial comes out with a Dallas Cowboys player, I always look forward to it," she tells MySA. Candice Garcia and her husband ensure that their son grows up in a cowboy-loving family. Now that she's a mom, Garcia and her husband are making their own family traditions and fandom with their 2-year-old son. On game day, both wear Cowboys gear, but it takes it a step further. If the Cowboys win a game, Garcia says she'll wear the exact same outfit when Dallas plays again, just for an extra bit of luck. "I know people always make fun of [me] because I'm a Cowboys fan, but that's the whole point of being a fan. Candice Garcia's love of cowboys has been influenced by her family throughout her life. Although she was able to interview in the dressing room during her internship at a TV station and enjoyed watching parties with friends, Garcia says that like many locals, she fires up the grill to best enjoy the game, win or lose. "It has something to do with growing up in San Antonio and being a Cowboys fan. It's really part of the culture, like Fiesta," she says. "It brings families together. It's just part of that puro San Antonio tradition.” Native to Dallas-Fort Worth, Beau Bridges is a die-hard Cowboys fan, which shouldn't come as a surprise as he says fandom is part of his DNA. Despite growing up in a cowboy-loving family, he found his love for the team all by himself. How are the Houston Astros doing in winning games? "My first memory of falling in love with the Dallas Cowboys was in 1986," says the 41-year-old. "The adults in my family were all gathered around the TV watching the Cowboys play the Eagles." "The whole house erupted in cheers," says Bridges. "It was an amazing game that made me want to watch every game after that." Bridges, who now lives in Canada, has followed the team ever since and says he and his brother meet up for every game to comment, How are their cowboys doing? Beau Bridges makes sure his neighbors know where his loyalties lie. Given his commitment to the team, Bridges has quite a number of Dallas jerseys and shirts, making it clear that around 75% of his attire is team-related. Despite his distance from the Cowboys Nation, he lets his neighbors know his commitment to the American team with his Dallas Cowboys flag on his porch. The fandom remains a family affair as Bridges shares his love of the cowboys with his three children. "When I'm home, I put the game on our biggest TV and get the kids involved," he says. "Part of me thinks maybe even at such a young age they'll love the cowboys as much as I do." Dallas native Beau Bridges passes his love of the cowboys down to his children. "The cowboys remind me of family and Texas. Even when we had bad seasons, the whole family got together every weekend,” he says. "It's like having Thanksgiving or Christmas every weekend. While distance gets the heart pumping, it can also be a test of a fan's dedication. Jegan Deva proved himself a fan under all circumstances. The Dallas native now lives abroad, forcing him to wake up between 2am and 5am to watch Cowboys games before work. Deva, 29, says his family came to Texas from India where they loved to watch cricket and soccer. In Dallas, they instead supported all local teams, including the Cowboys. Deva, like other Dallas residents, devoted himself to the team and enjoyed the game with barbecue and beer. And just like many fans, he's learned when his obsession with the team can be a bit overblown. "When I was younger, a bad game would ruin my mood for the next few days," he tells MySA. Now that he's got that under control, Deva says he's less inclined to say rude things about the Philadelphia Eagles. Seriously, fans should be ready with their claps. The Dallas Cowboys meet the Philadelphia Eagles at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday October 16th.

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Kylian Mbappé needs to check his ego but PSG could have avoided this mess

The player believes he's taller than PSG - but he's effectively been told that by the club, the media and the French president (Author: Gardener)

Kylian MbappéI didn't like playing on the wing at Barcelona, ​​but when the coach asks you to do something, you do it for the good of the team," said Thierry Henry. "There is something bigger than everything else - the club." That was Henry's reaction to reports that PSG's Kylian Mbappé feels "betrayed" over failed promises and wants to leave the club in January, just 16 games after signing a new contract. Although PSG dismissed the reports as pure rumors, they could have avoided this situation. Mbappe's new deal was unprecedented. Not only is the 23-year-old set to become the highest-paid footballer in the world, he has also reportedly been accorded unprecedented status within the club hierarchy in terms of decision-making and recruitment. But just five months after his new contract was triumphantly announced at the jubilant Parc des Princes, Mbappé feels promises about his place in the team, summer signings and impact on the club have not been kept. It must be a challenge keeping your ego in check when the country's president asks you not to change jobs for the good of the nation, but Mbappé memorably stopped running and turned away in frustration, having previously played at a PSG -Counterattack against Montpellier had not been attacked this season and named themselves second favorites for the Ballon d'Or behind Karim Benzema (admittedly, perhaps rightly so). On the field, PSG have started the season well despite being drawn in their last three games and remain unbeaten in Ligue 1 and the Champions League. However, Neymar and Lionel Messi, who has put in some of his best performances for PSG in recent games, have eclipsed Mbappé. PSG aren't lacking in firepower, so Mbappé's complaints about not working with a No9 ring rather weak. Given the brilliant form of Messi and Neymar in coach Christophe Galtier's new 3-4-3 formation, it's likely that the introduction of an Olivier Giroud-type striker would benefit just one man and limit the rest. Galtier suggested so this week, saying he was "trying to reassure him by finding different options" after Mbappé took to Instagram following PSG's goalless draw at Reims - a game they played without the injured Messi Neymar lamented the lack of a "pivot" striker. Mbappé complained similarly after France's 2-0 win against Austria last month: "Different things are asked of me here than at my club. At PSG it's different. I'm asked to play as pivot.” The club unsuccessfully pursued a No9 this summer. Although Mbappé now reportedly sees signing the new deal as a mistake, a January departure seems unlikely. Desperately holding on to the player, PSG turned down a series of mammoth offers from Real Madrid and his importance, both sporting and political, has only grown since. Considering their continued high level of performance, PSG won't hurt their chances of winning the mid-season Champions League. Meanwhile, the asking price of €400m offered to clubs who approached PSG over the summer is likely to deter any suitors. An exit next summer seems more likely. Some of Mbappé's team-mates have denied witnessing any apparent discontent and the club's sporting director Luís Campos, who also reportedly feels "betrayed" by the club and wants out given Chelsea's interest, told RMC: "I'm very surprised because I've spent all my days with Kylian and he's never asked me or the President to leave in January. Meanwhile, Real Madrid remain interested but skeptical and suspicious that Mbappé is merely pressuring PSG to meet his demands. Those recruitment and style demands and the fact that he's comfortable doing it may already have made the player's position untenable. Although he was initially happy that Mbappé is staying, the PSG side have become alienated from his haughty attitude and newfound powers. Teammates feel that Mbappé is about to let them down and are confused by his demeanor, which fluctuates between cheerful and sullen by the day. Historically, Mbappé has fallen between PSG's two broad social circles: a South American group (which has recently transitioned from mainly Spanish speakers, including Mbappé, to Portuguese) and a Francophone contingent. However, L'Équipe report that the striker has lost the support of close friend and right-back Achraf Hakimi, as well as fellow French players Hugo Ekitiké, Nordi Mukiele and Presnel Kimpembe. His standing within the mainly South American group is also tarnished by his feud with Neymar. Mbappé reportedly backed the club's openness to selling Neymar in the off-season and the Brazilian was also angered by what he sees as Mbappé's arrogance. Whether this latest turn of events amounts to a bluff, posturing, simple frustration or a true desire, it's a situation PSG are developing after years of mismanagement. It's hard to ignore the feeling that Mbappé now sees himself as more important than the rest of the squad, even PSG themselves. He's been told that by virtually everyone from the club to the French media to Emmanuel Macron. Although President Nasser Al-Khelaifi and QSI will feel vindicated by Mbappé's decision to stay in May, it was imprudent to turn down nine-figure transfer fees for a player looking to leave with just one year left on his contract. Should the current situation escalate further, PSG's chances of a Champions League triumph, perhaps their strongest ever under QSI, could be severely impacted by power struggles sparked by desperate promises to Mbappé and the ongoing circus surrounding his future to keep. With Mbappé looking to get out (again) with just a year on his contract, PSG are likely to have a second chance to make the right decision. It should be easy this time because there seems to be something bigger than the club for Mbappé now. This is an article from Get French Football News

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Stuttering Steelers struggling for an offensive spark

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Six years ago, near the end of a remarkable season in which he put together a University of Pittsburgh offense that broke school records and produced stunning -- and scoring -- surprises from Penn State and Clemson, Matt Canada was no kidding, when he said his long-term goal is to make enough money to open a bar, preferably one near the beach. (Author: Gardener)

APPITTSBURGH (AP) -- Six years ago, near the end of a remarkable season in which he put together a University of Pittsburgh offense that broke school records and produced stunning -- and scoring -- surprises from Penn State and Clemson, Matt Canada was no kidding, when he said his long-term goal is to make enough money to open a bar, preferably one near the beach. That alternate reality likely seems inviting for the Pittsburgh Steelers' embattled offensive coordinator at the moment. The Steelers (1-4) are reeling. Offensive with a 26+ starter — and that's underused full-back Derek Watt — stutters. While coach Mike Tomlin emphasized he still has faith in Canada, who were promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator in January 2021, he added that faith "means very little." "It matters what's on the tape," Tomlin said. Pittsburgh is 30th in the league in points before visiting Tom Brady and Tampa Bay (3-2) on Sunday. The next touchdown reception by a Steelers wide receiver will be the team's first of the season. And for all the attitude shown by rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett in his first six quarters as a starter, Pittsburgh has only reached the end zone twice with the 20th overall pick in the draft under center, both short touchdown runs by Pickett in a loss the New York Jets on October 2nd. Sophomore running back Najee Harris is 35th in the league, trailing Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen and New Orleans Swiss Army Knife Taysom Hill. Wide receiver Chase Claypool has had just three touchdown receptions since Canada began calling games after scoring 11 goals in 2020 as a rookie. Pro Bowl wide receiver Diontae Johnson is averaging a career-worst 9.5 yards per reception. A year after trying to find a middle ground with Ben Roethlisberger in the veteran's final season, Canada should be able to fully install offense, a scheme that has helped Pitt average more than 40 points per game , while he was working next door in 2016 at the facility the Steelers share with the Panthers. Throwback passes to offensive linemen. An endless series of shifts and moves aimed at unbalancing a defense and creating splash plays on the field. During a time of year when most offensive coordinators are expanding their playbook, the Steelers may be tightening their playbook to simplify things for a 24-year-old freshman NFL quarterback and a number of players with ability positions going long Talent and short are on production. "The bottom line is that we have to score points," said Canada on Thursday. "No matter what else we do, we need to get more points." Especially when Pittsburgh are looking to take some of the pressure off an injury-plagued defense that's down on the second row and essentially toothless without star linebacker T. Fourth-round pick Calvin Austin III and tight end Connor Heyward - could see significant snaps in place of more experienced teammates who are injured or simply ineffective. Warren was one of the few bright spots after wresting the backup spot from Benny Snell Jr. from Harris during training camp. The 5-foot-8 Warren isn't the physical marvel of the 6-3 Harris, but he makes up for it by being crucial with the ball in his hands. Warren averages 4.9 yards per carry and is a willing blocker in the passing game. The Steelers presented him with an opportunity, which he seized with a tenacity that belies his size. "The way I block isn't the safest," Warren said. Canada believes its group is on the verge of an outbreak. He frequently places his right thumb and forefinger a few inches apart to symbolize the narrow margin between success and failure. "We all have to be so much better," Canada said. "And that's exactly where we are. There is no fear. There's no doubt where we stand with anyone. We just have to make these games at the right time. And we all need to get a little better to... NOTES: CB Arthur Maulet, who criticized the seemingly cavalier behavior of some of his teammates after a 38-3 loss to Buffalo last week, said Thursday he would challenge them to "Find your why , find out why you love this game and use that to motivate you.”

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Bill Connelly is a guide to look out for

Sunday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona - 10:15am ET, ESPN2 - looks very even. Here's what to look for when kicking off. (Author: Gardener)

Bill ConnellyIt's the biggest derby in football, maybe the biggest league game in the world, and it always feels like it's on the move. You can't just talk about Real Madrid and Barcelona as they are - El Clasico will forever be about these legendary clubs as they were and will be. (They compete on Sunday, October 16 at 10:15am ET on ESPN2.) They can't talk about Barcelona without referencing the frenzied spending spree they've had this summer. Despite having the best team in LaLiga in the second half of last season, despite the 4-0 win over Real Madrid in March and crippling debt problems that forced Lionel Messi's departure last August, the club sold off future TV earnings and part of the club's in-house production company to be able to afford the acquisition of seven new players, only two of whom have become main starters so far. (And because the Transfer Industrial Complex never rests for a second, there are already rumors that they are trying to figure out how to bring Messi back next summer.) Thanks to two poor performances against Inter Milan, they now face elimination - - and the withdrawal of the money that comes with appearances in the knockout rounds of the Champions League - in the face. That also influences everything we say about Barcelona. - Real Madrid vs. Barcelona on ESPN+ (Sunday, October 16, 10:15 am ET) Meanwhile, one can't talk about Real Madrid without referring to the future Galacticos. A week long "Erling Haaland has a special release clause for Real Madrid?" Headlines came out of nowhere last week and after only a brief breather, the story 'Kylian Mbappe to Madrid?' Rumors have started all over again. El Clasico starts this Sunday at Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and could be an absolute delight. In the past seven seasons, Barca and Real Madrid have won six LaLiga titles and four Champions League titles combined, but together they had only won 18 points in the first eight matchdays once in that span (Barca won it in 2017-18 Made way to 93 points and an easy title). Barca started the season with a 0-0 home draw against Rayo Vallecano but won their last seven games together 20-1. Real Madrid have already beaten third-placed Atletico Madrid and fifth-placed Real Betis, dropping just points in an unfortunate 1-1 draw against Osasuna on October 2nd, scoring goals and generating xG and allowing third in xG. (Spoilers: they do.) Real Madrid attempt most shots per possession and concede second-lowest xG per shot in defense; Barcelona average the highest xG per shot and concede the fewest shots per possession. Barcelona scores 73% of the total touches of their games in the defenders' penalty area and Real Madrid 67%; no one else in the league is above 61%. Real Madrid have scored the second most goals from set pieces (five). Barcelona have yet to concede goals from set pieces. The biggest weakness both teams have shown in La Liga so far is Real Madrid's passive defence: Los Blancos rank sixth in shots allowed per possession and 14th in 12.8 passes allowed per defending action (PPDA, a common measure of defense activity levels). Of course, it also helped lure opponents away from their own goal to make them about the best counter-attacking team in Europe. even this perceived weakness brings with it a strength. There have been a number of statistical shifts compared to last season. Real Madrid try a higher volume of shots, but with lower quality (and only 39% of their shots come from inside the defenders' box), while their opponents also try lower quality shots on average. Barcelona show heightened defensive energy, occupying second place in the PPDA and starting with 10.6% of their ball possession in the attacking third (also second). And if we're being honest, Barca's Marc-Andre ter Stegen saves shots at an unsustainably high rate: 96% to date. That average will go down even if Barca remain immaculately organized in defense and Ter Stegen maintains the best form of his career. (A case in point: his save percentage in four Champions League games is just 59%.) - How to watch El Clasico (USA) Tactically, however, the most interesting change comes in the substitution numbers. The move wasn't really a thing of last season in LaLiga. In what I define as "transitional possession" -- possession that begins outside the attacking third and lasts 20 seconds or less -- no one scored more than 0.4 goals per game. Meanwhile, half of the Bundesliga (nine teams) have an average above 0.4, as does more than a third of the Premier League (seven teams). In eight games, Barca and Real Madrid not only brought back the switching attack but also crossed over as well as everyone in Europe. (See table for goal difference in Europe's five major leagues.) Barcelona have scored nine such goals – including three from Robert Lewandowski and two each from Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati – and conceded just one; Real Madrid have scored six such goals, including two each from Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde, and conceded none. Also, neither team is overtly attempting many crosses, which can require more body higher up the pitch and leave you vulnerable to counterattacks. They leave attacking to the attackers, which in turn supports their toggle defense. The fact that Barca are pressing intensely and unleashing huge transitions says quite a bit about the energy they're expending at the moment; The pace of their game raises general questions about sustainability, especially given how badly their depth is currently being hit by injuries. But they've held up so far - in league play at least - and winning substitutions is an open and obvious key to last summer's El Clasico win in the squad, but while two of them are healthy first-choice starters (Lewandowski and Raphinha), the other five have averaged just 324 minutes together in all competitions and four are currently struggling with injuries. Midfielder Franck Kessie was back in the squad for Wednesday's game against Inter and played 18 minutes, but defenders Jules Kounde (Achilles), Andreas Christensen (ankle) and Hector Bellerin (calf) all stayed out. Centre-back Ronald Araujo has picked up a long-term hamstring injury and Barca are struggling with serious problems at depth. That makes their defensive record to date even more impressive, but a crisis could loom if Ter Stegen's save rate plummets back to the bottom. Real Madrid aren't flawless through injury but Los Blancos are in better shape indeed. Their biggest concern at the moment might be the status of centre-back Antonio Rudiger, who suffered a nasty slap in the face when he scored a late goal in Tuesday's Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk. Without Rudiger, coach Carlo Ancelotti wouldn't have had his first-class line-up at his disposal, but he's a lot closer to his own than Barcelona's Xavi is at the moment. Both Xavi and Ancelotti have opted to mainly use 4-3-3 starting formations (four defenders , three midfielders, three forwards). ) this season. Xavi stayed with most defeats at the Supercopa de Espana in January, Barcelona's big win in March and July's clubs friendly in Las Vegas. Ancelotti did so in January and July, and his attempt to switch things up - more to a 4-2-3-1, then a 4-2-4 out of desperation - failed miserably in March. So yes, let's assume both teams stick to the basics on Sunday. Both play more centralized and conservative 4-3-3 games than we've come to expect from Liverpool and other big clubs; While Liverpool full-backs have created a combined 29 chances in league play this season, Barcelona and Real Madrid have combined just 30 chances. Instead, both teams try to dominate through the middle. You probably would too if you had Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga (like Real Madrid) or Pedri, Gavi, Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong (like Barcelona). A total of 27% of Barcelona's touches in the attacking third come from the central third (second in the league), as does 26% from Real Madrid (fourth). Pedri and Gavi have created 13 chances each, while Kroos and Modric have 11 each; Barca's midfielders play a more primary role further up the pitch, but both groups leave most of the final stages of creation to the three attackers up front. How do you explain Vinicius Junior? The world will still make frequent use of the perimeter. And while Barcelona achieve a pretty solid left-right balance, Real Madrid lean heavily on Vinicius Junior's side. Vini Jr. is quite the center of gravity for Los Blancos, helping to create space elsewhere in opposition defence. 21-year-old right winger Rodrygo combined almost as many goals and assists (five) as Vinicius (six) with half as many touches; The extended stats more than back up his contributions, too: he manages .80 combined xG and xA per 90 minutes to Vinis' .65. Rodrygo's increased production has been a big story for the defending champions this year, but Vini is still the player through whom the attack runs. And for a good reason. What to look for early In big derbies, there's usually an early feel process and it can take a while for a team to assert an advantage. Even in Barca's dominant 4-0 win last March, they had attempted just five shots (worth 0.48 xG) on Real Madrid's four (0.39 xG) in the first 25 minutes before the game went heavily in their direction has wavered. While we wait and see who lands the opening salvo, however, there are a few things we can observe that might tell us who will end up having the bigger advantages.1. The transition game was so important to each team's early form. How do Barca try to control Vinicius Junior? In Barca's blowout win in March, they were able to mostly lock Vinicius in, limiting him to just two long-range shots and, most importantly, stopping Real Madrid's transition game after the opening few minutes. Granted, Benzema was injured, which shifted gravity in obvious ways, but a defense led by Araujo was able to keep up with him. Now it's Barca grappling with injuries - at Araujo and seemingly every other first-choice defender - meaning a combination of Eric Garcia, veterans Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto (yikes) and rising teenage full-back Eric Balde (less yikes ) not only has to steer Vini out of dangerous areas, but also deal with Benzema. In that 4-0 win over Barca, their midfield simply did more than Real Madrid's, generating more touches (254 to 207), attempting and completing more passes (199 to 217 to 154 to 168) and creating more chances (five to three) and provide more ball recovery (17 to 15). The more active and effective midfield sends his team to victory.4. Who creates better chances for their goalscoring stars? Erling Haaland is quickly establishing himself as the world's top goalscorer - hey, have you heard that he might have a release clause and that Real Madrid could try to trigger it??? In the last calendar year they have scored 89 goals in 93 club games and Benzema is the favorite for this year's Ballon d'Or. Much of this article has been about all the things that happen before you have the ball at your feet in the penalty area, but whoever finds more of those instances is likely to win. The sportsbook generally lists a 3-goal over/under and Real Madrid as 0.25 goals clear (roughly home advantage). That's a loose implied average of Real Madrid 1.6, Barca 1.4. Barca's rampage in March ended a five derby win streak for Real Madrid and they scored at least two goals in each of those five wins. We haven't had a zero-zero game since 2019 and with the firepower at play here, we probably won't do that on Sunday either.

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Draymond Green was fined, not suspended, for beating Jordan Poole in training; will return to the Warriors on Thursday

Steve Kerr said Green was fined an unknown amount for beating Poole in practice (Author: Gardener)

Draymond GreenSAN FRANCISCO -- Whether verbal or physical, arguments between teammates are part of the sport's territory at every level, from pee-wee to pro. However, there is a level of respect that needs to be maintained and the line is different for every team. It's clear that Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green crossed that line when he punched teammate Jordan Poole during practice last Wednesday -- an act that sent ripples through the Warriors organization. Known for his fiery, passionate nature, 32-year-old Green got into several verbal altercations with teammates during his tenure with the Warriors, not to mention his reputation in practice. But he crossed the line by beating Poole and he must face the consequences. Green, Stephen Curry, trainer Steve Kerr and general manager Bob Myers have all spoken publicly about the incident. Here's a summary of everything they said about the altercation. Following Tuesday night's preseason win over the Portland Trail Blazers, Kerr explained that Green was fined an undisclosed amount for beating Poole in practice, but there will be no suspension. Green, who has been off the team since the incident, is expected to return to practice Thursday and could play in the team's preseason finals against the Denver Nuggets on Friday. "We believe this is the best way after evaluating everything to move forward," Kerr said Tuesday. Whatever decision you make in a situation like this, it won't be perfect. We're very proud of what we've built here - the continuity, the culture - and there's no getting away from the fact that the culture has been damaged by this incident. He broke our trust with that incident but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt because I think he deserves it - and I think our team feels the same way. So he knows he has to regain that.” While details of their conversation were not released, Kerr said that Green and Poole had a discussion and that Poole's input was instrumental in Green's ultimate punishment. "Jordan obviously had to be involved," Kerr said Tuesday. "Jordan and Draymond got together and had a great discussion which I think will help us move forward. Evaluating everything and everything after this whole week feels right.” While the Warriors considered the specific punishment, Green stayed away from the team. "I'm going to need a few days, or I don't know how many days," Green said. "But just take some time for myself, allow our team to begin their healing process, but take some time for myself, go deep into my thoughts and do things that I need to do to keep working on myself." “I will continue to stay away as I was away. And, you know, keep working on myself, like I always love to do. It's not like you just keep going. The Reality There is no right or wrong time. But saying that, I want to give my team space, I want to give Jordan some space. But also just take a few days or whatever that is and just keep working on myself and thinking about the things I need to think about and really just taking some time to let it all breathe." A first Report of the altercation said that Green "violently punched" Poole during a heated argument Video of the incident was leaked by TMZ on Friday morning, showing Green delivering a full-fledged punch that appeared to hit Poole in the face and knock him to the ground Green approached Poole from the sidelines of the practice field and poked him with his chest, and Poole responded by shoving Green just before Green delivered the punch.The Warriors are investigating "any legal proceeding" to find out how, according to ESPN the video was leaked."What did I think of the fact that the video was leaked? If I'm 100 percent honest, I thought it was e bullsh,” Green said. “No other video leaks from training. When we work on our sets, they don't leak. If I coach everyone, it doesn't leak. I thought it was bullsh - that the video was leaked. "I don't know who posted the video. I'm very grateful to the Warriors organization for taking it as seriously as they have and for starting the investigation they have because honestly, they don't have to. Poole has not missed any training time or pre-season games since the incident. Myers said Green apologized to the team for his behavior last Thursday. These things happen. Nobody likes it. We don't condone it, but it happened," Myers said. “Draymond apologized to the team this morning. Jordan was in the room. The team, the coaches, the players, and we heard that.” Green also publicly apologized during his press conference on Saturday. “I was wrong for my actions that took place on Wednesday. And I apologized to my team for that. I apologized to Jordan. His family saw the video. His mother and father saw the video. And for that, I apologize to his mom and dad and his family and friends who care about him, because that's a feeling or a level of embarrassment that they also have to deal with. “I apologize to this organization. My family will be here, [Poole's] family will be here. Honestly, that's an elephant in the room. On a night when there should be celebration and love, and it still will be, but there's like this dark cloud in the room and I caused that. So I apologize to his family and for what they have had to deal with for the past 24 to 48 hours and I will do what I do. "I also apologized to my family for what they have had to go through." During his press conference on Saturday, Green said he was "in a very, very bad state mentally" when the "I'm a very flawed person, and I think I personally know those flaws better than anyone," Green said. "The work I've done to correct these mistakes has been tremendous, I think, and yet there's still a long way to go. I think it's a constant work-in-process. I'm a constant work-in -Process, and I will continue to do this work." On the day that [the altercation] happened, I was in a very, very bad state mentally and I had to deal with some things in my personal life that I – I can't sit here and say, like, oh, you're dealing with some things in your personal life that it hasn't curtailed your temper, that it hasn't changed your reaction in moments, all of these things are related, and I think , that's where you can see the human side of us "If you engage with something, when you step onto the pitch, it just doesn't go away. That's the same brain, that's the same body dealing with something that's coming into this place now. "As the leader of this team, I needed to get a better sense of myself and just know and understand where my mind was at and what could possibly be pushing me in the wrong direction. To be honest, I haven't handled that well and am a leader After news of the altercation between Green and Poole broke on Wednesday, a tweet from Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes suggested the incident could have stemmed from a change in Poole's attitude when speaking to the Warriors about a possible Extension negotiated. Kerr, Myers and Curry categorically denied the report, saying Poole had been great so far during camp. Green added that the Poole incident had nothing to do with their respective financial situations. "The particular tweet, which was released yesterday to imply that JP's attitude or anything has changed since he was in that training camp was, or even whatever time they're talking about. S.” Curry said. “Andre [Iguodala] addressed it with his tweet yesterday and we can leave it at that. "Jordan was amazing throughout the camp," said Kerr. "There was a report that was brought to my attention last night that someone made that Jordan had an attitude at camp - nothing could be further from the truth. "Some of that I would say from my perspective I don't feel - and more importantly you should ask the players you speak to - I don't think it was related to who is being paid and who is it . t,” Myers said. "From what I've heard reports, oh, it's about a contract, or he gets an extension, or I get an extension," Green said. And growing up, that's just hating another man's situation, and that's something you just don't do. The only thing I can assure you is that it had absolutely nothing to do with anything. "Draymond is one of my favorite players," Myers said. "I told him that, but I just said, 'You're better than that.' Don't put yourself in that position.' Still love the person."He's complicated, but he's a good person. He's a good person. I've seen a lot of things he's done. He knows what he needs to do. He needs to make amends, and he started this morning. Curry and Myers both said they believe the team can overcome the incident with relative ease.They have dealt with other situations in the past, most notably the 2018 explosion between Green and Kevin Durant, which led to Green's suspension, and Myers believes that makes them better equipped to deal with the current situation." "It's one of the best vibes we've had in my 12 years here in terms of the camp and the health and the mental health and the camaraderie," Myers said. It's going to take time to get through this, but we'll get through it and move forward. We've got a good team, we've got good leadership. We've got some people e who have been here for a long time. And this isn't our first thing that's happened, our first sense of adversity. I don't like going through it, but it's part of the NBA and it's part of the sport and it's kind of what it is." "The vibe in practice today was great," Curry said Thursday. It's obviously one unfortunate situation, which -- you know, being asked about it -- a situation that could have been avoided, but there's a lot of faith in the structure of our team, who we are, who we know these two guys , and how we're going to get through this and trying to keep playing great basketball. The personal dynamic and stuff will work itself out and that's part of the culture we've built here. I like how we reacted today. Had a great practice, good energy .Try to keep that in focus as we move on, there's room to put it all back together, how it needs to be pulled together to compete and defend a championship," Green said on Saturday. "And while that's the least of my concerns at the moment, it has to remain on the front line. most importantly. Because everyone put in the work to fight for a common goal and I can't allow myself to be the reason that doesn't happen.” The Warriors have to be credited for tackling the problem head-on. They could easily have declined to discuss the situation, but they did provide some clarity and insight into the team's headspace following the incident. For now, it seems everyone is ready to move on, but we need to monitor the situation as the Warriors settle preparing to begin their title defenses with NBA Opening Night on October 18 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Deep thoughts on the Packers' passing game

Without a marquee receiver or a deep threat, the Green Bay Packers were forced to dink-and-dunk, an approach that's becoming increasingly difficult. (Author: Gardener)

PackersWithout a marquee receiver or a deep threat, the Green Bay Packers were forced to dink-and-dunk, an approach that's becoming increasingly difficult. - Here is the long story, short, on the Green Bay Packers passing game. Beginning Week 6, Aaron Rodgers traveled down an average of 3.83 yards, according to official NFL stats. Of 32 qualified quarterbacks, that's by far the shortest in the league. Overall, Rodgers ranks 12th in the NFL with 114 graduations. - 19th with 52 shots thrown 9 yards down from the line of scrimmage. He is No. 1 with 39 shots behind the line of scrimmage. That's 34.2 percent of his degrees. The problem is that the packers aren't exactly overloaded with great run-after-catch threats. Obviously, running back Aaron Jones excels whenever he has the ball in his hands, but he's on track to catch 48 passes -- four fewer than last year. Rookie Romeo Doubs has shown some signs, which is why eight of his 22 receptions have ended behind the line. Ditto for fellow rookie Christian Watson, who is constantly held back by a hamstring injury. Combined, however, each Packers receiver and tight end has forced seven missed tackles from 95 receptions. Add Jones and fellow running back AJ Dillon, for a total of 10. The more Green Bay's offense relies on running the ball and playing short passes, the more defensive coordinators - like the Giants Wink Martindale in London on Sunday - will challenge Rodgers to make a play on the field. At this point, that looks like a winning bet, with Rodgers ranked 29th with a 27.3 percent completion rate on passes 20+ yards down, according to the PFF. Rodgers completed 39.1 percent of his deep attempts in 2021 and 41.6 percent in 2020 when he was No. 1 in deep yards and No. 3 in deep touchdowns. When you lose a prime receiver like Davante Adams, who can win at any distance and draws so much defensive attention, and a prime threat like Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who had to be factored into every snap, turns out this is it the case is that creating large games becomes much more difficult. Rodgers missed all of his deep shots against the Giants, so his average finish that game traveled down a paltry 2.8 yards. Last but not least, Watson should have been the guy to fill Valdes-Scantling's stretch-the-field role. Keep throwing it short and hoping its receivers can maximize the available mileage — which is harder to do when defenses are crowding the line — or keep launching it deep and hope enough plays are made to defend to take back. Better pass protection would help Rodgers see the field and throw with better bases to improve his accuracy. Sticking to the barrel would create more play action opportunities. "Let's face it, the farther you throw the ball into the field, the less percent it's going to be complete," coach Matt LaFleur said Monday. "I'm sure you always want to throw the perfect ball on every play and that's just not going to happen every time. I think there are some things we can do from a protection perspective that maybe give Aaron a tad more time to balance in the pocket and then the wideouts that create a separation. Rodgers is obviously part of that "everyone," but a scout of an upcoming opponent thought the Packers were "0-5 without A-Rod." Not consistently being able to throw the ball down, the Packers have put up a terrible half on offense in each of their five games. Rodgers and the receivers need to "get on the same page" to use Rodgers' words more often after Sunday's game. The passport protection should be better. The question is, can the Packers do these things at a high enough level to beat the good teams in the NFL? How to watch, stream and bet Packers vs. Packers ignored their best playmakers, Jones and Dillon, at key moments

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