The No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes travel to East Lansing, Mich., this weekend for its Big Ten Conference opener against No. 20 Michigan State. We check in with both coaches at the weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference. A shot at redemption Last year’s 10-7 loss to the Spartans was historic in many ways for OSU. It marked the first time since 1999 that the Spartans beat the Buckeyes, and the first time an OSU team dropped its conference opener since 2004. It was also the first Big Ten start for quarterback Braxton Miller. The then-freshman Miller struggled mightily in his conference debut, completing just five of 10 passes for 56 yards and an interception. First-year OSU coach Urban Meyer said that his sophomore signal-caller has come a long way since then. “It’s pretty dramatic,” said Meyer. “He’s a lot different now.” Miller will have a shot at redemption against a staunch Spartan defense that has allowed 11.8 points per game this season, 11th best in the country. Ready to ring the Bell? Ohio State ranks last in the Big Ten conference in total defense, which Meyer said is “very alarming.” They now face their toughest test yet this weekend, in MSU running back Le’Veon Bell. The sophomore Bell ranks second nationally in rushing yards per game, highlighted by a 210-yard outburst in the team’s opener against then-No. 24 Boise State. Meyer said that sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier is a big part of the defense’s game plan, with the task of plugging holes in the middle to contain Bell. When asked if the sophomore linebacker is up for the challenge, Meyer quipped, “he better be.” “This will be a great test for him,” Meyer said. “I have a lot of confidence in him obviously.” Dantonio Compares Quarterbacks MSU coach Mark Dantonio called Miller a “dynamic player,” while praising the quarterback’s running abilities. But containing mobile quarterbacks is not a foreign challenge for the Spartans. Miller has 441 rushing yards on 67 carries this season, leading all quarterbacks aside from Michigan’s Denard Robinson, who has rushed for the same amount of yards on one less carry. Robinson has been one of college football’s most dangerous duel-threat quarterbacks the past two seasons, but consistently struggled against the Spartans. In the team’s two meetings with Robinson starting under center, MSU prevailed against their instate rival, while holding Robinson below his season average on the ground. While comparing Miller and Robinson, Dantonio said, “there are certainly some similarities, but differences as well. Braxton has more tailback type features back there, he’s a spin runner on contact, but he runs the power at times. He can elude you as well.” Dantonio was the defensive coordinator at OSU from 2001-2003. While at MSU, he has posted a 1-2 record against the Buckeyes, beating his former club for the first time last season.
OSU coaches Tony Alford (left) and Zach Smith stand together before the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith has been fired from the university after his ex-wife filed a domestic violence civil protection order, according to a press release sent out by a university spokesman Monday.“Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has announced the termination of wide receiver’s coach Zach Smith. Coaching staff adjustments will be announced at a later date,” the team said in the release.According to a report made by former ESPN writer Brett McMurphy, a domestic violence civil protection order was filed against the assistant coach by his ex-wife Courtney Smith on July 20. In 2009, Smith, who was an assistant coach at the University of Florida at the time, was arrested in Gainesville, Florida for the aggravated battery of a pregnant female. The police report states that Smith, “grabbed the victim by her t-shirt, picked her up and threw her into a bedroom wall.” Smith appeared in Delaware County Municipal on July 18 for criminal trespassing and is scheduled to appear again in court on for the final pre-trial on Aug. 22. Smith was in his seventh season as the wide receivers coach and was also Ohio State’s recruiting coordinator. He also spent five years under head coach Urban Meyer at Florida as a graduate assistant and a quality control assistant. Smith is the grandson of former Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce.
Alan Stubbs has dropped warning for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, saying that he ‘be careful who he listens to’ as he settles into life as Rangers boss.Gerrard started the Premiership outing in controversial fashion last weekend, after which he said his team’s 1-1 draw at Aberdeen showed that ‘the world is against us’, adding that refereeing decisions have been going against Rangers ‘for seasons’.The early red card given to Alfredo Morelos was the spark for Gerrard’s complaint, however, the red card has now been downgraded to yellow card, which now leaves the striker free to play against Stubbs’ St Mirren side on Sunday.Stubbs who was Everton’s centre-back frequently clashed with Gerrard during Merseyside derbies says the former Liverpool captain will learn quickly during his first job in management.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…‘Steven was the best midfielder I came up against,’ said Stubbs, according to Daily Mail.‘I’m trying to think of another one but can’t. He was brilliant.‘I think he’s dealing with management well. He just needs to be careful who he listens to. He is certainly a strong enough character to make his own mind up. Even when I’ve spoken to him away from football, he has always known what he wanted to do.
Real Sociedad have sacked manager Asier Garitano after suffering four defeats in a rowLast Friday’s 1-0 home loss to Deportivo Alaves sent La Real down to 15th-place in La Liga and just four points above the relegation zone.Therefore, Los Txuri-Urdin have decided to release Garitano after just seven months in charge at Anoeta.Sociedad thanked Garitano “for all the contribution, professionalism and dedication he has shown during the exercise of his duties in the management of the first team, while wishing him the best for his professional and personal future”The club announced then on their website that former coach Imanol Alguacil has been brought in to replace the fired Garitano from Sanse.Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).La Real will next take on Real Madrid away in La Liga on January 6.COMUNICADO OFICIAL: Imanol Alguacil será el entrenador del primer equipo #RealSociedad ⬇https://t.co/AXVGZcCDML— Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) December 26, 2018
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A crash on State Route 163 involving a United Ambulance and at least two other cars backed up traffic for miles early Tuesday.Although the cause of the crash is under investigation, it’s an important reminder that cars need to stop when an emergency vehicle is nearby because following this law could save a life.When the sirens go off and you see an ambulance, or any emergency vehicle, you have one option.“Start looking to see if they’re behind me, so I can pull over to the right,” said Michelle D’Asaro, Resident of Downtown San Diego Resident.As most of us have seen, that’s not always the case.“Yesterday I saw nobody pull over,” said D’Asaro. “The ambulance kinda got stuck behind people on Imperial.”“They’re not obeying the law, for one thing, and it’s a public safety issue because there could be someone that needs to get to the hospital right away,” said David King, Resident of Mission Valley.KUSI obtained aerial video Tuesday morning that showed a crash on State Route 163 in Mission Valley. It involved a United Ambulance and at least two other cars.Traffic was backed up for miles during the busy Tuesday morning commute.The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but it brought to light an important reminder about what to do when you see an ambulance.“We don’t want that emergency vehicle to have to swerve through traffic,” said Lt. Brent Williams, Public Information Officer for the San Diego Police Department.Lt. Williams said it’s not a courtesy. It’s the law.When you look through the rearview mirror and see those flashing lights, don’t panic. Calmly pull to the right and stop.“So we don’t want them to be involved in an accident with any other vehicles on the roadway that may slow them to get to where they’re going,” said Lt. Williams.Pulling over on a freeway can be a little more complicated, depending on the time of day and traffic. Lt. Williams said drivers should still push to the right and give the emergency vehicles access to the fast lanes.“Please slow down and move out of the way and allow emergency personnel to move through because they’re potentially going to save a life,” said Lt. Williams.When an ambulance is on a call, a life could be on the line. Giving an emergency vehicle the space it needs is vital because every second counts.“So it means that us getting there is important and, if for some reason, we’re caught in traffic, or become involved in a collision, we are gonna delay the help the citizens out there need,” said Lt. Williams.An AMR Ambulance was not involved in the crash, but the folks over at AMR wanted to reinforce the importance of pulling over.“When you hear and see an emergency vehicle approaching from behind with its lights flashing, it’s important that everyone pull over to the right as quickly and safely as possible,” said Madeleine D. Baudoin, Government and Public Affairs Manager for AMR. “Doing so allows first responders to rapidly reach victims in critical times of need.This is the law, so if you’re pulled over, you can be cited. Failing to move over when an emergency vehicle is passing is a Class 2 Misdemeanor. That also comes with a hefty fine up to $250. Crash with ambulance sparks reminder to pull over for emergencies , August 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: August 28, 2018
Haitian novelist and poet, Makenzy Orcel feels, that a good writer is also an avid reader. Born in Port-au-Prince in 1983, the author constantly travels between Haiti, the US and France where his publisher, Zulma Publishing house, is established. He received the Prix Thyde-Monnier from the “société des Gens de lettres” for his first book ‘Les Immortelles’ (The Immortals / Under the Peepal Tree), which is a very moving work of fiction about the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Through his third and latest novel, ‘L’Ombre animale’, the author gives voice to the voiceless and the deprived, and creates a powerful chorus of love, violence and hope. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhat inspires you to write?Life. My travels. My readings. My anxieties. My questions. My childhood in Martissant, an area in Haiti where I grew up with my mom. Writing is an ambiance, a celebration, a melting pot of imaginary worlds. How do you develop your plots and characters?In the process of writing, the concept of a character – even though he’s a central one and impacts all situations – might be a secondary concern, it depends on the writer’s goal. As far as I am concerned, my priority is to create a new language, a space where poetry embraces the novel. The plot, the protagonists, the surroundings, everything is at the service of the language. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTell us about the protagonist in your latest book. Was there a real-life inspiration behind him or her?The protagonist is a mirror through which the reader can see himself. If he doesn’t, it means there is a problem. We don’t write without the reality. The “literature creator” is made to make us dive into the deep layers of the reality, give us the world to see, to sense. The narrator in my latest novel ‘L’Ombre animale’ (Animal Shadow) speaks from the other side. Death is here, it’s always been here since the world was born. But what does death have to say about life? What space to give to the memory of those who left? Can the visible and the invisible inhabitate the same body? These are a few questions my novel tries to answer, among many others. How many hours a day do you write?I write all the time in my head. I think of sentences, characters, of everything and I take notes. The book I am writing never loosens its grip on me. Which books/ authors have influenced your writing?Many of them have– Jacques Stephen Alexis, Garcia Marquez, Joyce, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Céline… My books are like dialogs with them. A book that had an impact on you is a book that helped you write better. I humbly inherited all great pieces of literature that I have read. No God, no master. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?Sometimes I do but I don’t have to do anything about it. Once published, the book doesn’t belong to its writer. The reading of the same book won’t be the same, depending on its reader and the time… The most important thing for me is to know that it is read and it sparked off emotions and debates. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?To read, read, read, to live with books. Doubt, dream, surpass yourselves, put all your heart into it, and write with your gut.