Hard-working Brown looking to deliver for Steelers

first_imgMOVING UP THE DEPTH CHART—Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates after making a touchdown catch against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of a NFL preseason football game on Aug. 18, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Donald Wright) “Just trying to get in what I can get in,” he said. “It usually takes a while, so it keeps me out there.”Brown being among the last to leave the field has been one of the few constants of Steelers training camp—first at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., and now back in Pittsburgh.A sixth-round pick last year, Brown scored a touchdown during his first preseason game and the first time he touched the ball in a regular-season game.Brown has been one of the standouts of his second NFL training camp. The ball has found him repeatedly at practice and during preseason games as he aims to make more of an impact for the defending AFC champions.“Antonio is working his tail off,” veteran wide receiver Hines Ward said. “You can see it. He’s putting it on tape, working hard. He’s still young and still got some things he needs to work on, but I love his progression and what he’s becoming. He’s going to be a great player in this league.”It’s only the preseason, but Brown leads the Steelers with five catches for 93 yards through two games. His lone reception in last Thursday’s 24-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles went for a 29-yard touchdown when be beat All Pro cornerback Asante Samuel and was all alone.Brown took the ball on a reverse on the opening kickoff of Week 2 in Tennessee last season and ran 89 yards for a touchdown after being inactive for the season opener.Brown dressed for four of the first 11 games, managing only two receptions. But he had multiple catches in each of Pittsburgh’s final five regular-season games and had at least one in each of the team’s games during the run to the Super Bowl.The late-season charge has Brown inching up the Steelers’ depth chart and provided a springboard for the 23-year-old product from Central Michigan.“I’m just using all the building blocks I can to set myself up for the regular season,” Brown said. “All I’m doing is fine-tuning my game week in and week out and working on the little things so when these battles really count, I have already sharpened my sword for what I need to.“I’m just getting better, improving to gain the trust of my teammates, taking little notes—anything I can do so I can get better.”Brown has gotten more opportunities than expected this training camp. He’s spent the majority of it running with the first-team offense across from Mike Wallace due to minor injuries to Ward and Emmanuel Sanders and the fact that veteran Jerricho Cotchery didn’t sign until early last week.With Terrell Owens unsigned, Ward is the NFL’s active leader among wide receivers in receptions and yards receiving. Wallace had 1,257 yards receiving and led the AFC in yards per catch last season, Cotchery led the Jets in receiving, and Sanders is coming off a solid rookie season.“We’ve got a bunch of guys who all possess a lot of amazing things and some special talent,” Brown said. “And when you come into the Steelers locker room, there’s only one way to do things because everyone wants to make another run.”Led by Ward, who is in his 14th season, the Steelers’ wide receiver corps is a tight group for one so diverse in its skills, ages and backgrounds. Each player respects the work ethic of his teammates—but none has received more praise lately than Brown.“It comes down from Hines,” Wallace said, “and all of us have the same ethic.“But ‘AB,’ his is just at another level. You try to get there, but I don’t know if I can get to that … That guy, man, his work ethic is incredible. I really commend him on it.”On occasion, Brown will wear a UPS vest that his brother, Desmond, gave him. Desmond worked for the packaging company before heading to college, where he walked on as a receiver at the University of Pittsburgh. The school’s football offices are housed in the same building as the Steelers’.“I wear the UPS as motivation to let us know where we came from and the hard work we put it in and continue to put it in and continue to deliver,” Brown said. “I’ll always put the work in. My coach always told me, ‘You don’t want to have no regrets when game time comes. You want to know that you did everything to prepare yourself for all the moments.’“That’s my edge. That’s what made me get over and beyond where I should be, putting in the extra work and doing the things I need to do.” PITTSBURGH (AP)—The horn echoed off the hillsides of Pittsburgh’s South Side from the fields of the Steelers’ facility, signifying the end of a 2½-hour practice.More than 30 minutes later Sunday, wide receiver Antonio Brown finally emerged in the Steelers’ emptying locker room. Several veterans were showered, dressed and out the door, but Brown was still carrying his stained and sweat-filed pads.last_img read more

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Laura’s off to the Finals Again

first_imgLaura Jensen has advanced to the finals again.This time she will compete in the finals in the 100m Backstroke. Earlier Tuesday night she raced in the first heat of the 100m Backstroke competition and finished with a time of 1:34.12.The final for the 100m Backstroke is going to be held at 2:43am Wednesday Fort St. John Time. We’ll have results following that race. Good Luck Laura- Advertisement –last_img

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Juve ‘plot double swoop on Chelsea’

first_imgJuventus have again been linked with Chelsea duo Salomon Kalou and Raul Meireles.The Daily Mirror report that Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici watched them in action against Barcelona and was also at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final win over Benfica.Meanwhile, Fulham boss Martin Jol is reportedly keen on Ipswich midfielder Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, while Leeds United have again been linked with a move for Paddy Kenny.Jol apparently wants JET.The Mirror suggest that Ipswich are hoping to cash-in on Emmanuel-Thomas and that Kenny is one of half-a-dozen players former QPR manager Neil Warnock is looking to take to Elland Road.Goalkeeper Kenny, who played under Warnock at Rangers, Sheffield United and Bury, has yet to be approached about an extension to his R’s contract, which expires next year.And The Daily Mail say QPR will hold a team meeting early next week before deciding whether to shake Chelsea skipper John Terry’s hand when the two sides play each other at Stamford Bridge.Terry faces criminal charges over allegations he racially abused defender Anton Ferdinand during a match at Loftus Road in October.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Former Raiders executive: Here’s how we dealt with Hunt/Foster situations

first_imgFormer Raiders CEO Amy Trask dropped by the CBS set of The NFL Today on Sunday morning to discuss the Kareem Hunt situation.Hunt, for those of you who reside off the grid, is a wondrous ball carrier who was employed by the Kansas City Chiefs until this week when a video surfaced showing him allegedly committing domestic violence against a woman. The Chiefs, who reportedly were aware of the incident shortly after it occurred last winter, summarily released Hunt after the video drop.To say that …last_img read more

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Farm to School workshops help make local connections

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This October, join Ohio Farm to School for a stakeholder workshop. The goal of these regional Extension workshops is to dig deep into local farm to school successes and challenges and to build relationships both within and across local stakeholder groups.This workshop is for educators, parents, students, farmers, producers, distributors, and processors. It is also applicable for those who are in food service at a local school, run a school garden, or work with an early care center. The workshop will help provide tools to get more local, fresh foods into school cafeterias, strengthen the local food system, and educate kids about food and agriculture.See below for your options for a regional workshop – all are welcome at any workshop, so pick the workshop most convenient for you or best suited to your needs.Central Ohio Farm to School WorkshopRegister here! Tuesday, October 4, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Ohio 4H Center, Columbus, OH Snacks and resources included in registrationAgenda: 2:30pm: registration 3 – 3:15pm: Opening and introductions 3:15 – 3:30: Statewide efforts in farm to school Carol Smathers, Ohio Farm to School State Lead 3:30 – 4:30: Producers discuss the process of working with institutions Bryn Bird, Bird’s Haven Farms; Jaime Moore, Great River Organics 4:30 – 5:30: USDA Farm to School Program and Grants Jenna Segal, Midwest Farm to School Regional Lead, USDA 5:30 – 6:30: Dinner and small group breakout discussions ….. Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan & Farm to School ….. Examples from local schools with farm to school successes ….. Building community ownership for your farm to school program 6:30 – 7: Closing: Takeaways and action steps from breakout sessionsThank you to Farm Credit Mid-America for sponsoring this workshop!Northeast Ohio Farm to School WorkshopRegister here! Thursday, October 13, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM RG Drage Career and Technical Center, Massillon, OH Free; snacks and resources included in registration12:30 – 1:00: Registration 1:00 – 1:30: Welcome 1:30 – 2:30: Breakout Session 1 ….Successful F2S Grant Applications ….Implementing a School Garden Program ….Tips for Aligning F2S with Curriculum ….Local Sourcing Programs ….Scaling up local production for F2S programs 2:30 – 3:30: Breakout Session 2 ….Successful F2S Grant Applications ….Good Agricultural Practices for School Gardens ….Planning a Successful Farm to School Field Trip for School Professionals ….Good Agricultural Practices requirements for producers ….Finding the Connection-Working with Distributors to find product 3:30 – 4:30: Breakout Session 3 ….Building a Local Farm to School Network ….Implementing a School Garden Program ….Planning a Successful Farm to School Field Trip for Students ….Finding the Connection-Working with Distributors to find product ….Scaling up production for F2S programs 4:30 – 5:00 Speed Networking & Light Snacks Northwest Ohio Farm to School WorkshopRegister here! Friday, October 14, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg, OH Lunch and resources included in registrationAgenda, speakers to be added: 8:00 – 8:30am: Registration 8:30am – 10am: Why do farm to school? ………Success stories ………How local can be defined ………Are you already doing it? 10 – 10:15am: Break 10:15 – 11:15: Food safety and production ………Gardening and serving food ………Food service ………Growers ………Updates to regulations 11:15 – 12:30: Local food procurement in schools ………Grow your own ………Buy directly from a grower ………Work with a distributor 12:30 – 1pm: Lunch 1 – 1:45pm: Table discussions ………Taste testing ………Classroom cooking ………Community support & organizing ………Curriculum ………Funding ………Smarter Lunchroom 1:50 – 2:30pm: ClosingWest Ohio Farm to School WorkshopRegister here! Thursday, October 20; 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH Snacks and resources included in registrationAgenda, speakers to be added: 2:30 – 3:00: Registration 3:00 – 4:00: Opening ……..Welcome from OSU Extension ……..Welcome from Antioch 4:00 – 5:00: Structured networking and snacks 5:00 – 6:20: Break out sessions …….Local success: Springfield City School District …….Distribution models for farm to school …….Nutrition education for farm to school 6:30 – 7:00: ClosingSouthwest Ohio Farm to School WorkshopThursday, November 10 Cincinnati, OH More details coming soon!last_img read more

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Rococo Romance: Give Your Video a Classical Cinematic Sound

first_imgWe’ve curated a royalty-free music playlist to match one of this year’s rising creative trends — rococo. Stay on top of the trend with these rich classical tracks. Each year, Shutterstock takes an in-depth look at what’s happening in the creative world to forecast top emerging trends. One of their rising trends for 2019 — Rococo Romance — caught our eye.Image via Stokkete.The 18th-century rococo artistic movement is known for its rich, ornamental aesthetic. Think intricate patterns, unashamed romanticism, and elegant textures. We love the classical-yet-inherently-cinematic nature of rococo, and now that it’s coming back into the spotlight, we thought it would be the perfect time to curate a rococo-inspired music playlist.The tracks that we picked are the perfect way to add a sophisticated, elegant sound to your videos. For a refined, classical vibe try “Wishing Star” by Big Score Audio. This rhythmic track for strings and piano creates a rich, heartfelt mood.As well as modern, original tracks, we’ve included newly recorded classical pieces too like Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G (1st Movement) and Elgar’s Salut D’Amour Op.12.So if you want to be a trendsetter this year, the classic rococo sound could be the way to go. All our tracks are royalty-free, so with one license, you can use your track in as many projects as you need. So dive into our playlist and find your video project’s perfect track. Or if you’re looking for a different orchestral sound, we recently recorded music with a full symphony orchestra — take a listen!Cover image via Sopotnicki.Looking for more playlists? Check these out.In the Shadows: The Changing Nature of Horror Music read more

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NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 15

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next But if there’s any silver lining for coach Jerry Codiñera to take away and look forward to next year, it’s that he can  bank on Alcoriza to make things happen.(5) RK Ilagan – G, San Sebastian Golden Stags23 points (5/9 3FG), 5 rebounds, 1 assistLast Week: N/ARK Ilagan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlso fighting for its life, San Sebastian stayed in the playoff hunt and earned a bye in the fourth place playoff in the stepladder semifinals with an 80-60 rout of Perpetual on Thursday.And one of the biggest reasons for that is RK Ilagan, who rekindled his shooting touch and drilled five treys in the huge win.But coach Egay Macaraya needs to have him, as well as the other Golden Stags shooters to find their mark, especially with a streaking Letran side next on their schedule on Tuesday.(6) Levi Dela Cruz – G, Arellano Chiefs19.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 stealsLast Week: 5 And with that, Lyceum’s efforts has been rewarded as it progresses to the best-of-three Finals awaiting the survival of the stepladder semis.(2) Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights21.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 stealLast Week: N/ARey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran is still alive and kicking, and it’s largely thanks to Rey Nambatac.The 23-year-old swingman refused to have his swansong this week as he led the Knights to two pressure packed wins to stay in the running.Nambatac has repeatedly said that he’s not yet ready to leave the auspices of Letran, and so far, he’s backing his words up and silencing his doubters.But what awaits will be a third do-or-die game for the Knights, as they take on San Sebastian on Tuesday.(3) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP (1) Mike Nzeusseu – C, Lyceum Pirates27 points, 21 rebounds, 2 blocksLast Week: N/AMike Nzeusseu. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Lyceum on the cusp of history, Mike Nzeusseu unfurled an amazing showing as he led his squad in a tough 107-105 double overtime win over San Beda on Thursday and thus, completing its 18-0 quest.The Cameroonian big man was instrumental for the Pirates as they had every answer for everything the Red Lions threw at them to silence the defending champions for the second time this year.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The stage is set and on to the stepladder we go.Half of the league have already went on early vacations, wrapping up their second round schedule as the contenders take center stage from here on out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut that didn’t stop the heroes from grabbing the limelight for one last time in the eliminations as they sought to end their campaign on a winning note.For one last time, here are this week’s best. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Levi dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAnother feel good story coming from Arellano late this season, Levi dela Cruz has come to his own on the heels of Salado’s devastating injury.With Codiñera christening him as “Mini Jalalon,” the diminutive playmaker played like a veteran in the Chiefs’ do-dor-die tussles this past week.Arellano’s season may have already ended, but next year could promise to be an exciting one with Salado and dela Cruz emerging as the next best backcourt tandem in the league.(7) Donald Tankoua – C, San Beda Red Lions34 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocksLast Week: N/ADonald Tankoua. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWe have to give the final slot to Donald Tankoua, who recorded a career-best outing in San Beda’s heartbreaking defeat to Lyceum in a duel that gave the fans a preview of how this year’s finals will be played.Admittedly still on the recovery road, the Nigerian big man showed no signs of his past injury as he kept the Red Lions in the game until he fouled out late in the first overtime. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Last Week: 1CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe leading MVP candidate is still in the thick of things this week as he paired perfectly with Nzeusseu to help Lyceum sweep the eliminations this week.Spurred by his hero coach Topex Robinson, CJ Perez has exemplified the battlecry the Pirates had through the course of the season: play to inspire.And with Lyceum firmly in the championship series, there’s still a lot of inspiring Lyceum needs to do as it seeks to cap off this amazing season with a title to boot.(4) Rence Alcoriza – F, Arellano Chiefs12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 blockLast Week: N/ARenz Alcoriza. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRence Alcoriza played the game of his life when Arellano fought Letran on Friday.The forward tried his earnest to keep the Chiefs’ season alive, going as far as pouring 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter.However, Alcoriza’s efforts proved to be moot as Arellano bowed in the fourth-place playoff and saw its season cut short. 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Star outlasts Alaska in OT thriller

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Ricardo Ratliffe carried the Hotshots 35 points, 28 rebounds and five blocks while Paul Lee added 18 points including a big triple to give them a 97-93 lead in OT.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments Djokovic into French Open third roundcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStar withstood Alaska in an overtime thriller and came away with a 102-98 win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Hotshots claimed top seed with a 9-2 card while the Aces finished eighth with a 4-7 record after a miserable seven-game skid.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READlast_img read more

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New Zealand Preview – Trans Tasman 2010

first_imgThe series opened last night with a Pre-Match dinner at which Steve Price presented on what it takes to be represent your country, be the best you can be and have self confidence to win.  He then interviewed all the captains and it was obvious the desire and focus each team has to win this.  Both teams stated how important this series is going into the World Cup in Scotland 2011. To see the full story, please visit the New Zealand Trans Tasman website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-6976-0-0-0&news_task=DETAIL&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=11112994&sectionID=125624last_img read more

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Syncrude outage expected to ease pipeline congestion boost heavy oil prices

first_imgCALGARY – A production shutdown at Syncrude Canada’s oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta., is expected to free up pipeline space out of Western Canada and raise prices for Canadian heavy oil.The company has said production could remain offline through July after a power outage late last week forced Syncrude to stop its production of upgraded bitumen.In a research report, Canadian analysts with Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. say the stoppage should help alleviate pipeline congestion in Western Canada that has increased the difference in price for Western Canadian Select bitumen blend oil versus New York-traded West Texas Intermediate crude oil.The differential spiked at about US$30 per barrel in February, fell to the high-teens in April and May as oilsands projects went through maintenance shutdowns, but rose again in the past few weeks as output again fills pipelines. It closed at US$25.50 last Friday.The analysts say the news is negative for Suncor Energy Inc., which owns about 59 per cent of Syncrude, and Imperial Oil Ltd., with a 25 per cent stake.Syncrude’s production capacity is 350,000 barrels per day of crude oil.last_img read more

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