Is future now for Tampa Bay Bucs?

first_imgIn this Nov. 25, 2012, file photo, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, right, is greeted by Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier after the Bears’ 28-10 win in an NFL football game in Chicago. A person familiar with the negotiations says former Vikings coach Frazier will be the Buccaneers’ defensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)TAMPA, Fla.—Nothing had been going right for Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith—until now.It’s unfortunate that starting quarterback Josh McCown has a sprained right thumb and is expected to miss at least one game. But that injury could be a good thing for the long-term future of this franchise.With McCown expected to sit out Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh, second-year pro Mike Glennon is expected to get the start. In a strange way, that’s a good thing for Smith. For better or worse, the coach is going to find out what he has in Glennon.Smith previously has called Glennon the quarterback of the future. That time period might be coming faster than Smith wanted, but he has no choice.Smith has to play Glennon and there are a couple of ways this situation could play out.Glennon could go out and play very well. In that scenario, Smith could say he’s staying with the hot hand and stick with Glennon. In that setting the Bucs wouldn’t be admitting a mistake in signing McCown. They simply would be getting to the future ahead of schedule.Or Glennon could not play well. In that scenario, McCown would return to the starting role as soon as he’s healthy. The fans that have been calling for Glennon would be silenced.Smith’s in a win-win situation. If Glennon plays well, the Bucs have their quarterback of the future. If he struggles, then it’s hard for fans to question Smith for going back to McCown.last_img read more


first_imgTHE CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 4 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 2 p.m. PST BOOZER–Second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in the second division of the Eddie D., this 6-year-old Unusual Heat gelding was mid-pack early in a field of 11 and moved to third, just a length off the lead turning for home en route to garnering a California Flag best last-out Beyer Speed figure of 98. Owned by Al and Sandee Kirkwood, he has a sparkling 9-4-3-2 record over the course and will be ridden for the fourth time in a row by Gary Stevens. Boozer is 27-7-6-6 overall with earnings of $602,096. Richard’s Boy–Victor Espinoza–123McHeat–Tyler Baze–121Boozer–Gary Stevens–124Somethings Unusual–Drayden Van Dyke–118Mana Strike–Tiago Pereira–116Acceptance–Stewart Elliott–116Big Bane Theory–Joe Talamo–120First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit RICHARD’S BOY–Attentive to the pace throughout, he finished second, beaten 1 ¾ lengths in the first division of the Eddie D. and earned a 91 Beyer in the process. Blessed with tremendous early speed, he figures to be sent from his rail post position by regular rider Victor Espinoza as he seeks his third win from six hillside starts. Owned by Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch, the 4-year-old Idiot Proof gelding is 15-6-4-1 overall with earnings of $368,060.center_img ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2016)–Hillside specialists Boozer and Richard’s Boy head a field of seven California-bred or sired three year olds and up in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.Second in their respective divisions of the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes over the course on Sept. 30, Richard’s Boy, who is trained by Peter Miller and Boozer, conditioned by Mark Glatt, have similar styles and will hope to “hold their form” as they each take a significant drop in class. –30–last_img read more

Factual Friday

first_imgSource: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Mental Health Problems in the Military: Oversight Issues for CongressThis post is part of a series of Factual Friday posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.last_img

Playing coach Avenido carries Gamboa past Zark’s

first_imgLeo Avenido. PBA IMAGESLeo Avenido took matters into his own hands down the stretch as Gamboa Coffee Mix pulled off an 85-84 stunner over Zark’s Burger Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The 38-year-old playing coach drained the go-ahead freethrows with 3.1 seconds left to complete the Coffee Lovers’ comeback from 13-points down for their first win in the developmental league.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “It was hard because I’m not Jawo,” said Avenido, alluding to legendary Ginebra playing coach Robert Jaworski.“The ball just found me. As a veteran, I just did what I could to lift the morale of the players.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingHe finished with 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals for Gamboa Coffee Mix, which battled back from an early 32-19 hole and unleashed a 32-point third quarter to close the gap to two, 68-66.Ken Acibar topped the Coffee Lovers with 17 markers and seven boards, while Jens Knuttel added 12 points, four dimes, and three rebounds. More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robby Celiz still tried to steal the victory, but his three-pointer fell way short as the Coffee Lovers’ defense clamped down on him as the buzzer sounded.The veteran swingman paced the Jawbreakers with 26 points on a 10-of-25 shooting from the field, while also hauling down nine rebounds and three assists.The Scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX 85 – Acibar 17, Avenido 15, Knuttel 12, Acuna 9, Sarangay 8, Padilla 7, Vidal 7, Arellano 6, Jumao-as 2, Montuano 2, Riva 0, Dadjilul 0.ZARK’S BURGER 84 – Celiz 26, Cayabyab 9, Mangahas 9, Argamino 8, Sheriff 8, De Leon 6, Ferrer 6, Bautista 5, Cudal 5, Juruena 2, Nalos 0.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Air Force upsets Pocari to break seven-game skid Quarters: 17-29, 34-46, 66-68, 85-84.Gamboa playing coach Leo Avenido on his team’s first win.— Cedelf P. Tupas (@cedelfptINQ) May 25, 2017 LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoCruyff: Great players will choose Man City over Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cruyff: Great players will choose Man City over Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Jordi Cruyff believes the world’s top players would now prefer to join Manchester City.Cruyff, 44, joined United from Barca — the club built in his father Johan’s image — in 1996 when they were the dominant force in England.He said, “Like other players at the time, I did not need to think twice about whether I would join United or City. Just like Barca, United were irresistible in those years.“With everything that is happening and developments at City, it is no longer an automatic choice for players to choose United, and that is an even bigger concern.“United was not just a beautiful football club, it also followed up the football I was used to.“Home or away, United had a playing style, youth players and a winning mentality which was clear to everyone in the club.“If Barcelona have one bad year, they would still not finish any lower than 3rd in La Liga. That should be the case at Man United, but sadly it is not.” last_img read more

a month agoSampdoria president Ferrero challenges Vialli to get serious

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sampdoria president Ferrero challenges Vialli to get seriousby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has challenged Gianluca Vialli to get serious if he wants to buy the club.Ferrero insists he’s not the one holding up the sale.”I called it a song and dance, because if I want to buy a club, a price is agreed, it is paid and the paperwork exchanged,” Ferrero told Rai Due.“Anyone who knows about football gives their value to Sampdoria. When I arrived here, the Primavera youth team was playing 80km away, there was no home stadium for them, but I created Sampdoria Next Generations, a football school introducing kids to Samp.“I don’t know how much they are offering me, because I haven’t heard from anyone and there are no negotiations. If Vialli wants Sampdoria, he should come here and make an offer. You’ve got to stop attacking me about this.“If they give me the money Sampdoria is worth, then I will walk away. If not, I’m staying here, as Samp is in my heart and I am not afraid of anything.“I work for Samp from morning until night. Vialli is a legend for Samp, I know that, but let’s try to make sense of the whole thing.” last_img read more

11 days agoEx-Man City boss Pearce urges Foden to leave

first_imgEx-Man City boss Pearce urges Foden to leaveby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has advised Phil Foden to leave the club on loan in January.The 19-year-old has appeared just three times for City this season, and Pearce is adamant the midfielder needs playing time at a vital stage of his young career.He told talkSPORT: “In January, he [Foden] really needs to look at where he is at the moment.”Game time is absolutely vital for a player of his age.He’s coming to that age where he needs to play some games.”I think six months out on loan, if he hasn’t broken into the team, would do him the world of good.”Guardiola loves the kid to bits, but the bottom line is, you’ve got to play.”Frank’s chucked a few youngsters in at Chelsea and that’s probably brought Foden’s name to the fore a little bit more, because he isn’t getting game time.”You and I know the best experiences come from game time and not training.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

6 days agoSouthampton striker Danny Ings praises character for Wolves draw

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Danny Ings praises character for Wolves drawby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Danny Ings praised their character after they ended a run of three straight Premier League defeats with a 1-1 draw against Wolves at Molineux.Ings, who opened the scoring on 53 minutes, now has three goals in his last three league outings, taking his overall tally to six for the season.Despite Raúl Jiménez levelling from the penalty spot just past the hour-mark, Saints held on to pick up an important point on the road to leave Ings in buoyant mood.“I felt we could’ve won it,” he said. “But the way that we hung in there at the end showed real character from us after three defeats.“Obviously they scored from the spot which was unlucky for us, but to hang in there at the end was great.” last_img read more

3 days agoReal Madrid must sell to buy Tottenham star Eriksen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid must sell to buy Tottenham star Eriksenby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid must sell in January if they’re to buy Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.AS says Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to free up the wage bill before dipping back into the transfer market for new players. Players at the top of Madrid’s departure list are Mariano Díaz, Brahim Díaz and Isco. The latter could be of interest to Spurs as manage Mauricio Pochettino has long been an admirer of the Spaniard. Their current league form may not provide an attractive proposition for the playmaker, however. last_img read more

This Video Will Get You Hyped For Saturday’s Massive Oklahoma-TCU Game

first_imgOklahoma players come together on game day.YouTube/Swanny JA few weeks ago, it looked like Oklahoma would be a big roadblock for the TCU Horned Frogs on their path to the College Football Playoff. After the Frogs’ blowout loss to Oklahoma State (and a legitimate struggle against Kansas), and the Sooners’ huge win over Baylor, the script has been flipped. Now Oklahoma is being touted as a big time Playoff contender, while the Frogs are looking to climb back into contention. With Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson having injury issues, the Frogs are pretty beat up, helping give OU a chance at another big win.Sooners hype video-maker Swanny J dropped his TCU clip early this week. Sooners fans probably won’t complain. Beating the Frogs would be another big step towards making the top four:last_img read more