Bill Staley

first_imgFew of us remember that Bill Staley of Utah State was the second overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in their inaugural NFL draft in 1968.  Bob Johnson of Tennessee was their first pick.  Johnson became a Bengal regular but Bill Staley’s career was a medical disaster.  He came to the Bengals with a bad shoulder that occurred in his senior year in college.  That never really healed.In his two years with the Bengals he suffered two knee injuries and was traded to the Chicago Bears.  While with the Bears he suffered numerous concussions in his 3-year stint.  The 67-year-0ld Staley now lives in California on a small farm with his wife trying to remember what life once promised to be.  He suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (a degenerative brain disease).  This was the result of all those concussions from his days of football.Bill now wanders around his farm with chronic headaches, a crippled body, and the beginning of dementia.  Like so many NFL veterans, he struggles financially trying to pay all those medical bills.  Because of his disabilities, he cannot hold a regular job.  He is hoping that a lawsuit against the NFL will eventually help pay his medical bills.  Until then, he lives with anger issues, dementia, and those reoccurring headaches.  It certainly wasn’t the dream job he thought it was going to be.last_img read more

Wehrs Machine renews IMCA special events awards

first_img“Wehrs Machine prides themselves on always staying on the cutting edge of new innovation to make IMCA racing programs more efficient and effective, and their support goes a long way in solidifying their position in the dirt track racing community,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Chad and his team are great sponsors and 2019 will be a great season as a result.” The Bangor, Wis., high performance parts manufacturer gives $50 gift certificates to designated top five finishers in all Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Model events, as well as at specials for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods. Wehrs is in its eighth year as an IMCA sponsor. Certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official race results are received. BANGOR, Wis. – Wehrs Machine and Racing Products has renewed a program of awards for IMCA special events competitors.center_img “We are always proud to give back to our customers and look forward to another successful year with the group of IMCA racers,” company founder and president Chad Wehrs said.  Information about the complete line of Wehrs products is available at the website, by calling 877 460-7211 and on Facebook.last_img read more

Real Madrid have best players in the world: Messi

first_imgBarcelona, May 16: FC Barcelona’s talismanic forward Lionel Messi rated Real Madrid as an outfit that has the best footballers and can win games like no other.“Position by position, Madrid have the best players in the world,” Messi told TyC Sports.“(Barca) do as well, but Madrid have something that only they have. When they play badly, they still get results. We have to be the far superior side to win,” he added.He said no other team in the world can win games when they are playing poorly like Real Madrid can.Real qualified for a third consecutive Champions League final earlier this month seeing off strong sides like Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich.Barcelona exited in the quarterfinals, losing 3-0 away to Roma and losing on away goals.“The Champions League (loss was a mistake). Given the (4-1) advantage we had before the second leg, we (should have reached) the semi-final. It was a huge disappointment.(But) it motivates me to see Madrid in the Champions League final again; to see them winning leagues. I want to win the Champions League every year. I want to be a league champion every year — it’s what we all want.”Messi helped Barcelona complete a domestic double this season, their third in four years.Often linked to other clubs like Manchester City, where he could link up with former coach Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero, Messi ruled out any move out of the Catalan club..“I am not tempted to leave Barcelona. I won’t find anywhere better than this for me. It’s the best team in the world. Every year, I am fighting to win everything. I know that every year I will have personal challenges. I don’t need to go anywhere to prove anything.“It’s true that you think about other leagues, you see the English league … but when it comes to making a decision, it would be really difficult to leave Barcelona. It’s the best city in the world, my kids are happy and have all their friends here. There’s no need for a change. Barca and Argentina are my two loves.” (IANS)last_img read more

Clippers claim guard Rodney McGruder off waivers

first_imgThe Clippers claimed guard Rodney McGruder off waivers, President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank said in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon.Having just been waived by the Miami Heat on Sunday, well past March 1, the last day a player can be waived by one team and remain postseason eligible for another team, the 6-foot-4 guard won’t participate in the playoffs for the Clippers.The Clippers do now hold the soon-to-be free-agent’s early Bird rights (which will allow them to exceed the salary cap), and they will have until June 29 to submit a qualifying offer.The transaction benefits the Heat, who now fall below the luxury tax and stand to save a projected $5.2 million ($2.1 million toward the luxury tax and $3.1 million in tax distribution money they will now receive), according to reports. McGruder, 27, averaged 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 23.5 minutes in 66 games for the Heat this season. In three seasons with Miami, he’s averaged 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 23.5 minutes. Previously, the native of Landover, Md., spent time in the G League with the Maine Red Claws and the Sioux Falls Skyforce.He also played four seasons at Kansas State University, where he averaged of 11.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists.On Sunday, the Clippers waived veteran forward Luc Mbah a Moute, who’d been sidelined all but four games this season by a knee injury.Related Articles Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Bryson DeChambeau says camera operator jeopardized his ‘brand’

first_imgA shot off the pace at the start of Day 3, Wolff posted six birdies and two bogeys on the front nine to make the turn in 32. Two tied at 17-under. @matthew_wolff5 just eagled the par-5 14th. #QuickHits— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 4, 2020After another bogey at the 10th, Wolff caught fire with two birdies and an eagle before another gain at the 17th moved him to 19 under overall, ahead of Ryan Armour (67) and Bryson DeChambeau (67). Troy Merritt (67), Mark Hubbard (69), Seamus Power and Chris Kirk (70) are five strokes behind Wolff heading into the final round. Mesmerizing.The swing of 54-hole @RocketClassic leader, @matthew_wolff5 .— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 4, 2020Kirk shared a one-shot lead with 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson following Friday’s second round, but the former saw his advantage evaporate. Simpson is one stroke further back in a tie for eighth after signing for a 1-under-par 71 — his first round in the 70s this week. DeChambeau’s round included him confronting a camera operator after making bogey on No. 7. DeChambeau said the operator kept the camera on him for too long while DeChambeau reacted angrily to a poor bunker shot on that hole. Bryson running a little hot. Caught up with him on 7 where he took a Sergio slash at the sand after splashing out of a greenside bunker, muttered an expletive after missing the par save and spent 60 seconds in a…testy discussion with a cameraman on his way to 8 tee.— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) July 4, 2020The American said after his round that players should not be shown in a negative light and thus have their “brand” jeopardized.From Golf Channel :”As much as we’re out here performing, I think it’s necessary that we have our times of privacy as well when things aren’t going our way. I mean, we’re in the spotlight, but if somebody else is in the spotlight they wouldn’t want that either,” DeChambeau said. “I feel like when you’re videoing someone and you catch Tiger (Woods) at a bad time, you show him accidentally doing something, or someone else, they’re just frustrated because they really care about the game. It could really hurt them if they catch you at a potentially vulnerable time.”We don’t mean anything by it, we just care a lot about the game. For that to damage our brand like that, that’s not cool in the way we act because if you actually meet me in person, I’m not too bad of a dude, I don’t think.”Sporting News’ Tom Gatto contributed to this report. Matthew Wolff carded a second successive 8-under-par 64 to move to the top of the leaderboard after the third round at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Wolff surged to a three-stroke lead through 54 holes thanks to another low round at Detroit Golf Club in Michigan on Saturday. The 21-year-old is eyeing his second PGA Tour title after winning last year’s 3M Open. last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonHello!  My name is Beau and I am loving my time at the Adopt-A-Pet. I am 8 years old, weight 68 pounds, and my time before was spent at the end of a chain. Here I have a nice roomy kennel with indoor and outdoor space instead. I get to run in the huge play yards without even a leash, and I even have a girlfriend! I finally know what it feels like to be free! When the nice person came to pick me up, I jumped right into the crate which made her very happy. Then we went for a car ride to come here. I liked the car ride and I really like the people who are taking such good care of me. They even take me for walks on the trails. I do have a leash on for walks and they say I walk very politely without pulling too much. I really want to have a new home where I am the only dog. I didn’t like other dogs coming around when I was tied up on a chain, but if I am properly introduced, I can make a friend. I impressed the people here at the kennel by responding when they asked me to do a sit and a down. I guess they can see that I really am a smart, sweet good boy. I hope I am the dog you have been waiting for. I know I have a lot to learn but I’m ready to work with you if you have time and love enough to teach me how to be an even better friend and companion.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always needs volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email us at or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Leafs find ways to set pace in Murdoch Division

first_imgSunday, the Leafs close out a five-game road trip with a date in Fruitvale against the defending KIJHL champion Nitehawks.The last time the teams met, Nelson crushed the Hawks 8-0.However, Nelson will see a Beaver Valley team that enters the weekend winners of five straight games.Next home game for Nelson is Wednesday against Grand Forks Border Bruins.Cramer playing like a Shea Webber prototypeLeaf defenceman Robson Cramer continues to stoke the team offence from the back end.Cramer, currently riding a six-game point streak and points in 10 of his last 11 games, leads the Leafs in scoring with 25 points.Second is Rayce Miller, who is also on a six-game points streak. Miller and teammate Matt MacDonald is two points behind Cramer.Leafs again part of Remembrance Day CeremonyThe Leafs joined the rest of the country in remember those who gave their lives to guarantee freedom at the Remembrance Day Ceremony Tuesday at the Nelson Cenotaph.The Leafs were part of the parade and also laid a wreath on the cenotaph honouring Nelson’s war heroes. Difficulty finding players? No problems, this Leafs team keeps winning.Injuries? Who cares? Other players step up and the team keeps winning?Off-ice issues? No worries again, as Leaf players pull together and the squad keeps winning.Twenty-one games into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and the Green and White continue to occupy top spot in the Murdoch Division.However, the Leafs will need to bring more than just their “A” game to the rink this weekend as the club meets two hungry teams breathing down their backs in a pair of divisional showdowns in Castlegar and Beaver Valley, Saturday and Sunday.Nelson travels to the Sunflower City to play a Rebels team on a three-game winning streak.The Leafs currently lead the season series between the two clubs, winning two of three — one game ended in a 1-1 tie — and outscoring Castlegar 10-7.last_img read more

Muguruza, before a previous rival on the side of Kenin and Barty

first_imgAfter falling in the quarterfinals of Dubai, Garbiñe Muguruza set sail for Doha, the place he’ll play beginning Monday at the Qatar Complete Open, Premier 5. The Spanish will debut before a rival of the previous section on the side of the hardest body, through which, if he advances, Sofia Kenin, his executioner in the Australian remaining, could possibly be present in the spherical of 16, Ashleigh Barty, world primary, in the semifinals, and Karolina Pliskova (third favourite ) in the semifinals, before a hypothetical remaining towards Romanian Simona Halep. That may be the most rational projection if the rating of the tennis gamers is taken under consideration. In the event you handle to maneuver on to the second spherical, Garbiñe (16th), who didn’t play in Doha final 12 months and was a finalist in 2018 (defeat towards Kvitova), might cross the Australian Alja Tomljanovic, which he gained in Melbourne simply over a month in the past. Carla Suárez, which might be launched in entrance of the Chinese language Shuai Zhang, additionally goes via the higher half of the image, though it’s in the reverse sector of Muguruza, so he would solely see her in the semifinals. Champion of the competitors in 2016 (he gained Ostapenko in the remaining), he has a exhausting highway, as a result of his rival in the second match can be Petra Kvitova (eighth). They are going to be the solely two Spaniards of the match.last_img read more

Serena’s French Open seed denial stirs fresh debate

first_imgMaria Sharapova also spoke up in support of her longtime rival last week.“It’s a tough call, I would like to see that change,” Sharapova said. “I think that would be nice.”At Wimbledon, which runs from July 2-15, the All England Club could elect to seed Serena using its unique system that favors grass-court specialists, given she is a seven-time champion.But at Roland Garros, an event she has won three times, organizers are not ready to take such a step with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) reaffirming the seedings will reflect the latest WTA rankings.Tournament organizers have been equally unmoved in the past when faced with similar situations.Victoria Azarenka was unseeded at last year’s Wimbledon in her first Grand Slam since giving birth in late 2016, while Kim Clijsters was in a similar position at the 2009 US Open.However, that didn’t stop Clijsters, who needed a wildcard just to compete in New York, from going on to lift the second of four career Grand Slam titles.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Devance to miss PBA All-Star; Rosario, Pogoy skip Mindanao, Visayas legs View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES FILE – Serena Williams returns a shot to Naomi Osaka of Japan during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 21, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPThe decision by French Open organizers not to grant Serena Williams a seeding on her long-awaited Grand Slam return has prompted a renewed focus on the sport’s policy towards female players and parenthood.“French Open is punishing Serena Williams for having a baby” read a USA Today headline, arguing an exception for the 23-time major winner should be made for Thursday’s draw.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But it does not guarantee them a seeding, leaving Serena vulnerable to an encounter with leading title contenders as early as the first round.At Miami, Williams ran into Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka in her opening match and was easily beaten.‘Grace period’ needed“She has won this title so many times (eight) that she needs protection,” Miami tournament director James Blake said after the WTA refused to alter its rules despite conceding that they would be “further reviewed” going forward.“It’s not as if she left because of injury and lost her passion for the game,” Blake said. “She had a kid, which we should all be celebrating, so when she comes back there should be a grace period where she can still be seeded.”ADVERTISEMENT At 36, the American is looking to regain her top form following the birth of her daughter last September. After sitting out of competition for over a year, she no longer had a ranking upon her return to the WTA circuit in March.She has played just four matches this season across appearances at Indian Wells and Miami. But her results, far from convincing, have only been good enough to climb to 449th in the world rankings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWith a ranking so low, no player would typically even be able to take part in qualifying for the main draw. That is unless benefiting from a wildcard or using a protected ranking, which has at least allowed Williams direct entrance into the field.It is a system that lets a player retain, for a transitional period, a former ranking upon return from a long absence — between six months and two years — due to injury, illness or pregnancy. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Jake Watson wraps up 2019 National Finals Rodeo with great performances

first_imgThen to finish off the National Finals Rodeo, in the tenth go-round, Watson would place in second with 89.5 points. Watson was able to receive a score in the third go-round where he managed to earn a tie in fifth place with 87 points and $5,500. Then for the eighth go-round, Watson was back in the Winner’s Circle after placing in first with a score of 89.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Stampede Warrior. – Advertisement -Despite a good performance in the fifth go-round, Watson placed tied for ninth in the sixth go-round. Then in the fifth go-round, Watson greatly improved his performance where he managed to place in first with a score 92 points, winning the round, and earning a pay of $26,230.77. center_img Following the eighth go-round, Watson would place fifth in the ninth go-round with a score of 83.5.Advertisement LAS VEGAS, N.V. – Local cowboy Jake Watson, of Hudson’s Hope, was competing in the saddle bronc event at the 2019 National Finals Rodeo, from December 5 to the 14, in Las Vegas. Watson has placed sixth in saddle bronc with season earnings of $236,406.last_img read more

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