4x100m Penn Relays record by Edwin Allen?

first_imgWhat do you get when you add the fastest Class Three sprinter of all time to a terrific Class One 4×100 metres team?With Edwin Allen High School coach Michael Dyke doing the mathematics, the result could be a new record for the Penn Relays 4×100 metres. Word from the inside is that new Class Three 200m record holder Kevona Davis will join Dyke’s undefeated Class One unit when Edwin Allen lines up at the Penn Relays on April 27.Kashieka Cameron, Patrice Moody and Shellece Clarke have handled the first three legs all season, with team captain Khamoy Farquharson on anchor for two early-season wins. Long jumper and sprinter Tania Campbell took over when Farquharson suffered an injury and closed wins at the Gibson McCook Relays, Boys and Girl Championships’ and the UTech Classic. With Campbell on anchor, these Frankfield flyers have the fastest high school times of the year, 44.56 at Gibson McCook and 44.50 at Champs.Davis could take over the anchor leg at Penn since Carifta Under-20 Trials winner Cameron, 2016 Girls’ Champs 100 winner Moody and Clarke, a 100m champion in Classes Two, Three and Four, are settled in their established roles.Davis brings times of 11.43 seconds for the 100 and 23.07 seconds for the 200 – the new Champs Class Three record – to the task. Together, the Cameron-Moody-Clarke-Davis line-up has more than enough speed to reach the 2004 Vere Technical High School record of 44.32 seconds.GOOD WEATHERIf the tall 15-year-old Davis acquits herself well and if the weather is as good as it was when Vere set the existing mark, the record is within reach. According to www.bbc.com/weather, the conditions’ could favour fast running. On Thursday, when the girls competition begins at Penn, the prediction is for sun with a high temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. On Friday, when the finals are run, the forecast is for a high of 26 degrees Celsius and partly cloudy skies.There are other teams in the hunt. Holmwood Technical and Hydel High became the second and third teams to break 45 flat in Class Two at Champs and both schools could bolster their line-up.last_img read more

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President to swear in new 10-member ERC today

first_imgSome seven years after the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) expired, President David Granger will be swearing in the 10 new members of the body today.The ceremony will be held at the State House.President David GrangerThis comes over a month after the National Assembly approved the appointment of the nominees from 10 stakeholder entities as members of the Commission.The new members to be appointed are: Pastor John Smith from the Christian community; Rajkumarie Singh from the Hindu community; Roshan Khan from the Muslim community; Norris Witter from the labour movement; Norman McLean, the Private Sector representative; Deodat Persaud for youth organisations; Ruth Howard for women’s organisations; Ashton Simon for Amerindian groups; Barrington Braithwaite for African groups and Neaz Suban for Indian groups.The Opposition had raised concerns with the length of time it took for persons to be appointed to the Commission.However, when the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Appointments was presented to the National Assembly for adoption and approval on January 19, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, told the National Assembly that while an earlier time would have been appropriate for such an important body, there were several hindrances to the process.He disclosed that the Committee held nine meetings, but difficulties were encountered with one of the bodies selecting a nominee. The Minister added too that while there could have been more consultations with citizens, persons were not as responsive even when the deadlines were extended.The ERC plays an integral role as a constitutional entity which serves to protect and preserve the interests of all stakeholders as far as creating an atmosphere of tolerance and harmony among the different races and ethnic groups in Guyana’s diverse society.The Commission initially comprised representatives from seven different constituencies, but in 2015 it was increased to 10.The ERC is a constitutional body established under the Herdmanston Accord. It works with persons and agencies to promote harmonious ethnic relations. The Commission also deals with complaints, promotes training in racial harmony, and fosters a sense of security, among all ethnic groups.The Commission had been virtually dysfunctional since 2011 when then Opposition Leader Robert Corbin had secured an injunction against the body, barring the Chairman and two Commissioners from taking any decision, recommendation or issuing any direction on behalf of the constitutional body.last_img read more

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Interpreters undergo TIP training

first_imgInterpreters working with authorities to combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) are currently undergoing a two-day training session during which they will be sensitised on the scourge as well as how to interact with victims.Newly elected Rose Hall Mayor, Chattregoon Ramnauth (seated centre) with members of the new CouncilThe training is being hosted by the Ministerial Taskforce on TIP and saw more than 20 participants, including staff from foreign embassies and high commissions.In presenting an overview of the training course at the opening ceremony held at the Police Training Centre on Wednesday, Coordinator of the TIP Ministerial Taskforce, Oliver Profitt, posited that such training is imperative since almost half of alleged TIP victims are foreign nationals and having persons with the necessary knowledge and skills to handle these victims is necessary.On this note, he outlined that during the two-day session, participants will be equipped with information regarding the nature of Trafficking in Persons and the functions of the taskforce and its stakeholders; equip them with working knowledge to effective communicate with victims and TIP officers during interviews; and build working relationships with bi-lingual persons to assist with interpretation whenever needed.Meanwhile, Junior Social Protection Minister with responsibility for labour, Keith Scott, explained that human trafficking is one of the worst violations of human rights and of workers’ rights in this day and such training is apt on such a significant day when Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow Day is being observed. The day was designated by the National Assembly in 2005.The Minister went on to highlight the importance of possessing bi-lingual skills, especially since Guyana is surrounded by neighbouring countries with three different languages. To this end, he commended the participants for getting involved and sharing their communicative skills to assist authorities in combatting the scourge.“It is no secret that human trafficking can be carried out clandestinely and therefore, personnel must be able to detect most of or all manner of deceptive techniques being employed by perpetrators… The escape hatch that some used to escape punishment by citing their lack of understanding English must now be closed,” asserted the Labour Minister.Moreover, Chief of Mission of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Robert Natiello, noted that human trafficking is considered to be the slavery of the 21st century and has become a major concern for governments the world over. He said the various form of human trafficking, which amounts to millions of cases and affects everyone.Against this backdrop, he posited that the IOM plays an important role in ending the scourge of human trafficking with nearly 90,000 cases recorded in the organisation’s case management system within past 10 years alone. However, he noted that no one organisation or country can tackle Trafficking in Persons alone.“IOM’s long-term capacity building programmes aim to support the efforts of governments to effectively fight human trafficking and to raise awareness of the trafficking phenomenon among the general public. But we don’t believe we can do this alone… IOM believes that forging partnership is crucial to combat the scourge of human trafficking,” he stated.On the other hand, Police Commissioner Leslie James also highlighted the seriousness of Trafficking in Persons, adding that he is cognisant of the Guyana Police Force’s role in tackling this scourge. He urged participants to pay keen attention to the models of the course.Wednesday’s training is the culmination of the Taskforce’s work plan for 2018 during which several similar sessions were held with various stakeholders including frontline workers and prosecutors.last_img read more

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Per Mertesacker hails Arsenal youngster’s rapid rise

first_img Hector Bellerin celebrates scoring for Arsenal against Liverpool Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says rapid right-back Hector Bellerin has revolutionised the club’s back four this season.The Spaniard has enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season and capped a fine individual performance with a superbly-taken goal in the 4-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday.The 20-year-old, who is reportedly the quickest man at the club, has made 13 Premier League appearances in total, and Mertesacker says the youngster has been a breath of fresh air.“He’s given us a lot of energy this season,” Mertesacker told Arsenal.com“He’s stepped up because we’ve had a lot of injuries but he gave us such a great energy and he’s capable of producing great performances.“To put in such a good performance in front of our fans makes me delighted. I’m proud of our performance because we we kept going.“It was a hard-fought win in the end and we deserved it with the way we played.” 1last_img read more

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Angels GM to step down

first_imgANAHEIM – Bill Stoneman is expected to announce today that he is stepping down as general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to become a consultant with the baseball team. Tony Reagins, the Angels’ director of player development, is expected to be named today to succeed Stoneman. The team has called a morning news conference to make what is described as “a major announcement.” Tim Mead, the Angels’ vice president of communications, declined to elaborate. Stoneman, 63, was named as the Angels’ general manager in November 1999, hired Mike Scioscia as manager and built the team that won the 2002 World Series. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Angels have reached the playoffs three of the past four seasons, but were swept by the Boston Red Sox in both 2004 and 2007. Stoneman has drawn criticism from sports columnists, sports talk show hosts and fans for his refusal to trade prospects for veteran players, especially a power hitter. Reagins, 40, a Cal State Fullerton graduate, joined the Angels as an intern in the baseball operations department in 1992, was named a marketing assistant in 1994 and returned to the baseball operations department in 1998. Reagins, who is black, would join Ken Williams of the Chicago White Sox and Omar Minaya of the New York Mets as the only minority general managers in Major League Baseball. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Judge sides with state on exam

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe law “simply does not contain an explicit reference to time,” Freedman wrote. Freedman’s decision does not affect his ruling last week, in which he issued a preliminary injunction that prohibited the state from penalizing students who failed the exam. That decision barred the state from withholding diplomas to students who have met all local graduation requirements other than passing the test, which took effect for the first time with this year’s senior class. SACRAMENTO – The judge who suspended California’s high school exit exam for this year’s graduating class ruled Tuesday in favor of the state in a separate lawsuit over the test. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman rejected a request from Californians for Justice Education to grant a writ delaying the consequences of the exam until the Legislature has time to consider alternatives. The lawsuit claims Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell and the state Board of Education broke state law by failing to properly consider other assessments for students who can’t pass the exam. The judge agreed the state did not fully study alternatives until last year, but said the law establishing the exit exam in 1999 did not give a timeline for that required review. last_img read more

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ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM THE BROCKAGH 4-MILE RUN

first_imgIVAN Toner from Letterkenny AC won the Brockagh four-mile run, with Ryan Porter from Finn Valley in second and his clubmate Mark Bonner in third.There was also another familiar face in the race – Ireland’s athletics team manager Patsy McGonagle.Normally the man who starts races, last night he actually finished on! Brockagh 4 Mile Race 2012 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 95 22.13 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C2 80 22.42 Ryan Porter JM Finn Valley A C 3 89 22.53 Mark Bonner JM Finn Valley A C4 85 23.53 Shane Mc Nulty SM Finn Valley A C5 70 23.56 Dara Mc Nulty M40 Individual6 93 24.04 Martin Gormley M40 Letterkenny A C7 117 24.08 Hugh Duffy SM Cranford A C 8 97 24.41 Michael Penrose M40 Finn Valley A C9 63 24.55 Shaun Mc Fadden SM Letterkenny A C10 101 25.04 Glen Duncan SM Letterkenny A C11 111 25.50 Ciaran O’Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C 12 130 25.52 Catherine Lilburn SW City Of Derry13 99 25.55 Shiela Regan SW Letterkenny A C14 3 25.59 Tom Thompson M40 Finn Valley A C15 119 26.01 Paul Murray SM Letterkenny A C16 96 26.03 Kevin Toner M60 Letterkenny A C17 2 26.13 Patrick Mc Glynn SM Finn Valley A C18 149 26.14 Trevor Doherty SM Individual19 90 26.25 Noeleen Porter W45 Finn Valley A C20 112 26.38 Paul Mc Monagle SM Letterkenny A C21 52 27.17 Andy Scanlon M40 Finn Valley A C22 116 27.25 Liam Mc Ginty M40 Finn Valley A C23 125 27.39 Michael Mc Nulty M40 Individual24 50 27.53 Martin Anderson M40 Finn Valley A C25 113 27.58 Anthony Murray M60 Individual26 121 28.04 PJ Friel SM Individual27 110 28.07 Kieran Duffy SM Individual28 64 28.08 Irene Mc Fadden SW Letterkenny A C29 45 28.19 Kay Byrne W45      Finn Valley A C30 122 28.30 Paddy Gallagher SM Individual31 46 28.32 Michael Mc Menamin SM Finn Valley A C32 67 28.32 Charmaine O Brien SW Finn Valley A C33 81 28.36 Sean O Leary M50 Finn Valley A C34 132 28.49 Seamus Curran M50 Finn Valley A C35 47 29.14 Noreen Bonner W50 Finn Valley A C36 118 29.26 Eunan Scanlon SM Finn Valley A C37 82 30.01 Mary Hippsley W40 Finn Valley A C38 106 30.12 Gerard Mc Glynn SM Individual39 157 30.15 Thomas Walsh JM Individual40 136 30.26 Margaret Shiels W40 Letterkenny A C41 25 30.40 Gloria Donaghey W50 Finn Valley A C42 155 30.56 Seamus Gallen SM Individual43 77 31.04 Sean Mc Menamin M50 Finn Valley A C44 49 31.10 Margaret Reid SW Finn Valley A C45 51 31.14 Ailish Patton SW Finn Valley A C46 142 31.25 Ryan Dorrian SM Individual47 156 31.34 Paul Wilkinson M40 Finn Valley A C48 91 31.34 Brendan Patton M40 Finn Valley A C49 148 31.53 Marie Harper SW Finn Valley A C50 143 31.55 Sinead Mc Connell W40 Individual51 131 32.03 Nancy Mc Namee W45 Finn Valley A C52 24 33.23 Amanda Mc Brearty SW Individual53 78 33.26 Jim Nash SM Finn Valley A C54 40 33.32 Rosemarie Bonner SW Finn Valley A C55 66 33.42 Sharon Hamilton SW Finn Valley A C56 44 33.44 Ruth Mc Crudden W45 Individual57 147 33.49 Gordon Rule SM Individual58 41 34.10 Goretti Marley SW Finn Valley A C59 11 34.12 Mary Carlin W50 Finn Valley A C60 127 34.12 Angela Mc Ginty SW Individual61 128 34.12 Patrick Mc Namee SM Individual62 68 34.29 Colleen Mc Hugh SW Finn Valley A C63 14 34.41 Fionnuala Duffy SW Finn Valley A C64 10 35.19 Patricia Houston SW Finn Valley A C65 144 35.28 Eamon Mc Connell M40 Individual66 123 35.30 Carl Houston SM Individual67 54 35.46 Dympna Mc Ginty SW Finn Valley A C68 120 35.48 Ciara Patterson SW Individual69 141 35.49 Catriona Boyle SW Individual70 109 36.08 Ann Foy SW Individual71 108 36.08 Paddy Foy M40 Individual72 145 36.10 Marie Mc Glynn SW Individual73 30 36.12 Jennifer Pearson SW Finn Valley A C74 105 36.27 Lisa Doherty SW Individual75 42 36.34 Sonya O Donnell SW Finn Valley A C76 124 36.37 Desmond Brownlie M60 Lagan Valley77 29 36.55 Vicky Wray SW Finn Valley A C78 139 37.10 Debbie Mc Nulty SW Finn Valley A C79 73 37.16 Mary Martin W50 Finn Valley A C80 69 37.32 Bernie Mc Menamin SW Finn Valley A C81 92 37.34 Grace Boyle W50 Finn Valley A C82 104 37.46 Margaret Mc Connell SW Finn Valley A C83 5 37.54 Sophie Kelly SW Individual84 6 37.57 Wendy Bustard SW Finn Valley A C85 75 38.40 Kevin Mc Hugh M60 Finn Valley A C86 13 38.56 Ciara Mc Bride SW Finn Valley A C87 28 38.56 Brid Mc Ginty SW Finn Valley A C88 138 39.27 Marie Mc Colgan W40 Individual89 114 39.28 Denise Harper W45 Finn Valley A C90 37 39.35 Ann Marie Lynch SW Finn Valley A C91 57 40.10 Andrea Mc Gowan SW Finn Valley A C92 48 40.11 Ann Marie Gibbons SW Individual93 100 40.41 Ann Doherty W50 Individual94 102 40.42 Siobhan Duddy SW Individual95 55 40.49 Catriona Mc Ginty SW Finn Valley A C96 160 40.56 Karina Campbell SW Individual97 20 41.43 Sinead Collins SW Finn Valley A C98 153 42.30 Sinead Mc Menamin SW Individual99 152 42.32 Corina Caterson Flynn SW Individual100 146 42.50 Patricia Mc Glinchey SW Finn Valley A C101 126 43.24 Ryan Scalon SM Individual102 98 43.41 Yvonne O Donnell SW Individual103 107 43.54 Ann Mc Glynn SW Individual104 151 43.57 Amy Gibbons JW Individual105 129 45.55 Maeve Doherty SW Individual106 140 45.58 Cathy Kelly W40 Individual107 53 45.58 Wendy Scanlon SW Finn Valley A C108 161 46.27 Edel MC Glynn SW Individual109 150 46.28 Lorretta Mc Nulty SW Individual110 115 46.29 Margaret Murray W50 Individual111 65 46.45 Helen Doherty SW Individual112 133 50.05 Pauric Harkin JM Individual113 159 51.11 Annie Campbell SW Individual114 103 57.35 Melissa Mc Cormick SW Individual115 135 64.53 Patsy Mc Gonagle M60 Finn Valley A C116 134 65.00 Niall Mc Gonagle M40 Finn Valley A C117 158 65.17 Freda Walsh SW Individual118 137 65.18 Faith Harkin JW Individual119 154 65.19 Joe O’Hare M40 IndividualTotal Runners: 119C’MON LADIES – TIME TO GO148 AND 143!IS THAT FIONNULA?C’MON PATSY: BIT MORE EFFORT THERE, PLEASEATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM THE BROCKAGH 4-MILE RUN was last modified: August 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM THE BROCKAGH 4-MILE RUNlast_img read more

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Men’s Soccer Clipped by No. 9 Missouri State, 1-0, in MVC Semis

first_imgFull Schedule Roster Frimpong created two chances early, the first coming in the sixth minute. He carried the ball up the left side before sending in a low cross toward the far post, narrowly missing the foot of Austin Smythe, who made a run in behind the Bears’ defense. In the 16th minute, Frimpong set up Leroy Enzugusi near the top of the box, and Enzugusi put the first shot on goal for either side. The Bulldogs finish the year 8-9-1 overall and 4-5-1 in MVC play. Drake reached the MVC Tournament semifinals for the second straight year.”We want to thank all of our seniors for their dedication, service, and impact on our program,” Smith said. “We wish them the very best of success. We now turn our preparation to next year!” Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs refused to go quietly as they scrambled for another late equalizer following the fireworks against Valparaiso. CHICAGO, Ill. – The Drake University men’s soccer team fell to No. 9 Missouri State, 1-0, in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinals at Loyola Soccer Park on Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs finish the 2019 season with a record of 8-9-1. The teams volleyed attacks at one another but each defense held serve. Finally in the 67th minute, the Bears scored the lone goal of the match. The Bears nearly broke through in the 31st minute when Denton sent in a cross to the far post for Dolling, who headed it into the heart of the box to Ian Jones. Missouri State capitalized on a free kick in the 67th minute. The Bears’ Jack Denton sent forward an in-swinging delivery from 35 yards out on the left flank, and Josh Dolling got a foot to it in heavy traffic to redirect it into the back of the net.”It was a great battle between two very good teams,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “I’m proud of our performance but disappointed in the result. I thought tonight was one of our most disciplined and complete performances on both sides of the ball against a top-10 team in the country.” Dolling redirected the shot as he fell on his backside, and he managed to get enough pace on the attempt to net his seventh goal of the season. Erik Fahner fired a left-footed strike that narrowly missed wide left in the 87th minute. He and Allen ripped two more attempts in the final moments, but Missouri State blocked the tries. Luke Anderson reacted quickly to deal with the danger of Jones’ header. It was the first of two saves on the day for Anderson. Enzugusi created a quality chance in the 25th minute, but his shot hit side netting. From there Missouri State did well to possess the ball and slow Drake’s momentum. Missouri State’s Jones worked down the left side and gained an advantage before being taken down. Denton lobbed in the ensuing free kick, somehow finding the foot of Dolling in the middle of a hoard of bodies near the 6-yard box. Bradan Allen went for goal from outside the box just before halftime, but the lefty’s curling shot hooked just wide right. The buildup gave the Bulldogs momentum into halftime despite being locked at zero. Anderson maintained his composure and made a high quality save in the 78th minute, positioning himself well for a diving save and absorbing the ball to prevent a rebound. Drake rode the wave of momentum into the second half, unleashing two shots in the opening minute. Frimpong again set up Enzugusi, whose header missed the right post by a foot. Moments later Smythe forced a save with a strong strike, and he peppered another shot on target in the 55th minute.”We created more chances in the game and had long spells in the game where we looked dangerous,” Smith said. “If we were a little more clinical in the final third I think we end up with a different outcome. The margins at this level are small and our performance is a clear indication of our quality and ability to compete with some of the best teams in the country. Credit to Missouri State on an excellent season and for finding a way to get the result.” The Bulldogs controlled the early stages of the game as they were spurred on by strong play from Fred Frimpong. In the 35th minute, Missouri State nearly opened the scoring for the second time when Nicolo Mulatero’s knuckling shot ricocheted off the crossbar. The Bears got a rebound attempt but the shot sailed high.last_img read more

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Busy Twin Towns junction to undergo traffic review

first_imgThe appointment of a consultant to carry out a review of the operation of McClay’s junction in Stranorlar has been welcomed.Claire McGeever, Stranorlar area roads manager, confirmed that traffic counts will take place next week.The traffic counts will be done by a data collection company. Councillor Patrick McGowan said: “While adjustments to the traffic lights late last year have improved traffic movements, it is important that this survey goes ahead and identifies any glitches that occur as well as recording traffic movements on each approach road at different times in the day.“This busy junction at Mc Clays Corner needs smart traffic lights that can be adjusted to handle heavy traffic movements coming in different direction at various times of the day.”Busy Twin Towns junction to undergo traffic review was last modified: March 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cllr patrick McGowantwin townslast_img read more

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49ers record may match Raiders but this regime staying intact

first_imgSANTA CLARA — On one side of the bay, the Raiders followed Sunday’s rare win by firing their general manager. At 49ers headquarters, their second-year regime looks entrenched, even though coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch preside over a 3-10 record that mirrors the Raiders’.Jed York, the 49ers CEO, gave Shanahan and Lynch a not-so-subtle endorsement amid an emotional and powerful speech in the locker room after Sunday’s 20-14 win, a speech that honored York’s younger brother, …last_img read more

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