Examining Tate Martell’s Ohio State Recruiting Class: How Many Players Will Commit To The Buckeyes?

first_imgTate Martell's white board Ohio State recruiting class.Tate MartellOn Thursday, Tate Martell tweeted out a list of the players he is recruiting to Ohio State. The list is pretty loaded. Here’s the 14-player list, which includes 10 five-star prospects.  Hopefully I’ll be able to put a on my white board next to Wyatt Davis name after tomorrow! #GoBucks @wyattdavis53 pic.twitter.com/X6ICrSLCOO— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) June 23, 2016How many of these recruits will end up committing to Ohio State?Here’s where the Buckeyes stand with each of the prospectsQBs – Emory Jones, five-star QB in 2018Jones recently visited Ohio State and admitted that the Buckeyes are leading his recruitment. A commitment is likely. RBs – Cam Akers, five-star RB in 2017 The No. 2 running back in the country is believed to favorite Ole Miss, but Ohio State is in contention, along with Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Mississippi State and Tennessee. A commitment is probably unlikely. OL – Wyatt Davis, five-star OG in 2017; Trey Smith, four-star OT in 2017Davis is announcing his commitment later today and he’s expected to pledge to Ohio State. Smith, a Tennessee native, is likely headed to SEC country. WRs – Tyjon Lindsey, Trevon Grimes, Donovan Peoples-Jones – all five-star wideouts in 2017Lindsey is currently visiting Nebraska, who might be leading his recruitment. Ohio State is believed to lead for Grimes, while Peoples-Jones, a Michigan native, is probably headed to the Wolverines. Getting just one of these guys is probably likely. DL – Chase Young, five-star DE in 2017; Jay Tufele, four-star DT in 2017Ohio State and Maryland are in a head-to-head battle for Young, while Tufele is probably headed to Oregon. LBs – Baron Browning, five-star LB in 2017; Anthony Hines, four-star LB in 2017Browning is a Texas native and Ohio State is competing against four in-state schools, so the Buckeyes have a tough road ahead. Hines is also from Texas and will likely stay in the Midwest. DBs – Jeffrey Okudah, five-star safety in 2017; Lamont Wade, four-star cornerback in 2017; Darnay Holmes, five-star athlete in 2017Ohio State leads for Okudah and is in position to land a commitment from him. The Buckeyes are also the favorite for Wade. Holmes, meanwhile, is being recruited by everyone. A couple of his teammates have committed to Nebraska and he could be headed to Husker country. —–Expected commitments: six out of 14.last_img read more

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Women leaders rip Ottawa for not ending Indian Act discrimination

first_imgTodd LamirandeAPTN NewsWomen leaders were in Ottawa Tuesday demanding an end to sex discrimination in the Indian Act.It was supposed to have been taken care of in a bill passed last year called S-3.But there is still unfinished business because a compromise between the house and senate to pass S-3 is still unresolved.“Canada is an outlaw,” says Pam Palmater. “It’s an outlaw with regards to failing to uphold the basic human rights of equality for Indian men and women.”Palmater was one of several leaders asking for an order in council – a vote in the federal cabinet that is approved by the Governor General.Sharon McIvor says it would immediately make S-3 complete.“Any given Tuesday the cabinet can make us legally equal to our male counterparts.”Bill S-3 was supposed to do away with any lingering discrimination faced by women passing on status to their children after they marry non-Indigenous men.The House of Commons wanted to keep a cut-off date of 1951 meaning those born before would still face trouble passing on status.“The fact that we’re all here fighting for this makes absolutely no sense when we have a government that says there’s no relationship more important than the one with Indigenous peoples,” Palmater said.“Unless they meant only Indigenous men.”The Senate disagreed with MPs in the House of Commons.They put in in an amendment getting rid of any cut off dates.The House then asked for a compromise where Crown Indigenous Relations under Minister Carolyn Bennett would first consult communities about membership before enacting the amendment.“They are actually asking if it would be good to eliminate discrimination against Indigenous women or not. You can’t consult on that,” said Dawn Lavell Harvard, president of the Ontario Native Women’s Association.“They should be having conversations about how they’re going to handle when that discrimination is removed because it’s illegal.”Palmater jumped in.“What could they possibly consult on? Is it okay to keep discriminating? Is it okay to just discriminate against some of our women? Not all of our women? They don’t have the power in law to ask people is it okay to break the law,” she said.They also said it would be against the law for individual first nations to create or amend membership codes to deny status.One estimate is that 300,000 people could be reinstated.“It is a potential impact but we need to deal with these things one step at a time,” said Lavell Harvard. “And the primary step is on when they separated membership from status, they created this situation. And these women and children deserve their status.“Conversations about membership, that will happen secondary.”Crown Indigenous Relations is expected to deliver a report on its consultations this [email protected]@toddlamirandelast_img read more

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Its official West Ham confirm signing of Fabian Balbuena

first_imgThe Irons have confirmed the signing of Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena on a three-year deal.Balbuena who joined the Hammers from Corinthians will now boost a defence squad which has already been bolstered by the coming of Ryan Fredericks and Issa Diop this summer.“I’m really excited for this new challenge and my target is to meet the demands of the Premier League,” Balbuena told the club’s official website. “Obviously to be at West Ham is an extra motivation, and I want to do my best to help the team.”Meanwhile, West Ham’s director of football Mario Husillos added:“We welcome Fabian to West Ham United. He is somebody we have monitored for a long time and we are very pleased to have taken the opportunity to sign him.What we learned from day 2 of the Premier League? Taimoor Khan – August 20, 2019 The new Premier League season is only two weeks old but it has already taught us a few things that could define the campaign….“He is a player of great strength, character and personality. To be captain of Corinthians, one of the biggest clubs in South America, requires a very strong mentality, and he also has international experience with Paraguay.“He has won many individual honours and was often named one of the best central defenders in Brazil for his statistics. We believe he will improve our squad and our defensive qualities. He is the perfect age – a player for the present and the future – and he can be a very important player for many years at West Ham.”Balbuena departs Corinthians after he made over 100 appearances for the Brazilian outfit.last_img read more

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PSG owner brags about Di Marias decision to stay

first_imgAfter Angel Di Maria signed a contract extension with PSG until 2021, Nasser Al-Khelaifi stated that his management is going in the right direction.For a club like PSG, maintaining players like Angel Di Maria is a very difficult thing to do because the French club lacks the prestige that other major institutions have.Club owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is always trying to find new ways to motivate his players in order to get them to stay and finally get him those trophies that will bring the club to a higher level like Real Madrid or Barcelona.As of right now, the French giants may have some of the biggest players in the world but they still have their doubts about continuing their careers in the club and are always listening to the offers from other clubs.Now that Angel Di Maria has signed a new contract until the year 2021, the club owner has seen this as a good sign because that means that top players are deciding to remain in the club and this will effectively help them improve their level of performance in major tournaments such as the UEFA Champions League.However, Al-Khelaifi still cannot secure the contracts of other key players like Neymar or Kylian Mbappé because their situations are very different compared to Di Maria’s.🔝📈 Ángel Di María’s PSG career in numbers 🔥💪#DiMaria2021 pic.twitter.com/m565Yb2ND6— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 31, 2018Let’s talk about Neymar first shall we? The Brazilian is aware of the terrible mistake that he made by coming to play for PSG, he immediately accepted that he got wooed by the club’s board members with the false idea that he would become the best player in the world playing for the French giants.But it only took the Brazilian a few months to realize what a massive error he committed, playing in Ligue 1 every single week is not helping his game improve in any way and that’s evident in every Champions League match they play.Let’s not go too far in our analysis, PSG has played against two great clubs in the tournament this season and they already lost against Liverpool, whereas they really struggled to scratch a draw against Napoli in their own stadium.Neymar is taking notes of this and he obviously doesn’t care about staying at a club where he won’t win the Champions League with more ease.The Kylian Mbappé case is even trickier, because this is a player who is only starting a career that could take him to become one of the best players ever.In due time after a few years in Paris, Kylian will obviously want to fulfill his dream of playing on a club like Real Madrid or Barcelona and Nasser won’t be able to do anything about it.The floss dance, as taught by @neymarjr to @KMbappe 🕺Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Not bad, right @Ibra_official?🔜 @le12emehomme pic.twitter.com/my03WQjdrY— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 31, 2018When Al-Khelaifi talks about Angel Di Maria’s contract extension as if he had won a trophy, he fails to understand the full scope of the situation.The Argentine has already played for Real Madrid and he is already 30-years old, he may be a great player but there is no way that he is thinking about leaving the French club because this is the best he can accomplish now that he’s already won many trophies throughout his career.Poor Nasser doesn’t get it, maybe he never will.“I am very satisfied with Angel Di Maria’s contract renewal, he is going through a fantastic moment in his career as he combines both talent and experience perfectly,” said Al-Khelaifi via Mundo Deportivo.“Angel is one of the best players in the world. He has chosen to continue playing in Paris Saint-Germain, which shows that he has decided to continue the best years of his career with us.”“Once more, the best players in the planet show that they want to join our project, even for the long term,” he added.😏👍 #DiMaria2021Read all about El Fideo’s PSG contract extension 👉 https://t.co/WemST1YwbK pic.twitter.com/08n2dIkgGj— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 31, 2018How long do you think that Neymar and Mbappé will remain in Paris Saint-Germain before they decide to leave? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Football to join tea tourism as pillar of development for Darjeeling Kalimpong

first_imgDarjeeling: “Football” is all set to ring in development in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, hand-in-hand with tea and tourism. Binay Tamang, chairman, Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), is all set to embark on a trip to Spain and Germany in December, to explore this avenue and woo investors.”Industrial houses and sports clubs of Germany and Spain have shown keen interest in developing sports and games infrastructure in the Darjeeling and Kalimpong Hills. They are willing to invest. Exploring these possibilities, we will be visiting Germany and Spain in December to woo investors,” stated Tamang. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe attended a meeting and interactive session organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Siliguri on Tuesday. “After taking charge of GTA, we have ensured that peace is not disrupted in the Hills. There has been no bandh since we assumed charge. We have declared the Hills a strike-free zone. Tea and tourism have been the mainstay of Hill economy. We will be exploring football as an add-on to this,” stated Tamang. The chairman added that GTA, along with the Bengal government, has been working towards revival of football in the Hills. “In line with the famous Brigade of Gurkhas Gold Cup tournament which had been discontinued 35 years ago, from this year we are starting the GTA Chairman’s Gold Cup Tournament from this year,” stated Tamang. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedFootball teams from all over the country, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh will be taking part in the tournament from December 12 to 26. Matches will be held throughout the Hills in Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong and Mirik. Prominent clubs of Spain and Germany have shown interest in training footballers of the Hills. “They are willing to help local football clubs, along with developing sports infrastructure. It’s a common thing to see abroad that cities have grown up revolving around games and tournaments. Such tournaments boost tourism as well. Darjeeling and Kalimpong have the perfect components like weather and scenic beauty to follow this model,” stated Tamang. Stadiums of international standards are to come up in the Hills. “We don’t have to spend money for building these stadiums. We have to provide suitable land only. The investments will be made by the foreign investors and clubs,” stated Tamang. A GTA delegation led by Tamang will embark on a week long visit to Germany and Spain on December 10. “We are already in touch with certain clubs in Germany and Spain. They are also scheduled to visit the Hills. We hope to sign MOUs with these clubs during our trip, along with wooing investors,” added Tamang. CII has plans to promote tea and tourism in a planned and sustainable manner in the Hills. They will be organising Destination East 2019, whereby international tour operators and travel writers will be invited to the Hills from January 16. “CII, as a part of the Hill Business Coordination Committee, has been working closely for the development of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts,” stated Kamal Kishore Tewari, chairman, CII, North Bengal.last_img read more

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