Three different jerseys, three different pairs of pants, seemingly countless variations on helmets ... Missouri’s equipment staff has a glut of combinations to work with when it chooses a football uniform for the Tigers each week.And work with them they have this season.Headed into the regular season finale with Arkansas on Friday afternoon, Missouri has yet to repeat a uniform through the first 11 games in 2018. In contrast to some of college football’s perennial superpowers such as Alabama, Texas or Michigan, who seem to stick to traditional uniform sets from one game to the next, Missouri has been changing things up at every opportunity this fall.Some of the combinations, like Missouri’s black-and-gold or all-black ensembles, have more or less stayed traditional. Others, like the all-gold look for the Georgia game or any of the all-white uniforms, have taken a step outside the box. What's the week-to-week method to that selection-process madness? Hard to know. … [Read more...] about ‘Make an impact’: Are all those Missouri uniforms fashion do’s or don’ts?
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Matt Ehalt MLB writer Published 7:30 AM EDT Sep 28, 2018 NEW YORK — In these final days of David Wright's celebrated career, words of wisdom from his father still resonate with the 35-year-old and father of two. Rhon Wright wanted his son to be someone adults and children alike could look up to. A player who never shamed his team. A role model. It's those characteristics by which Wright hopes you'll remember him. "My dad always told me, 'I don’t care, I didn’t set out raise a good baseball player, I set out to raise a good person and citizen.' That is way more important to me than what people say," Wright said earlier this week. "The one thing I try to live up every day is that expectation that my parents put out that you be a good person.” As Wright's career will end Sunday, those closest to Wright believe he has lived up to his father's words. For all the tales of triumphs like the time he conquered Mariano Rivera or homered in his … [Read more...] about David Wright leaves NY Mets legacy for work on and off the field
Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker is a versatile player. Hekker has a thrown touchdown pass during his career and he added a new dimension to his game on Sunday. The former Oregon State star kicked the first field goal of his career during the Rams 34-0 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Watch Hekker's 20-yard field goal occurred midway through the second of the game. Hekker also converted on a 33-yard extra point in the fourth quarter. Hekker filled in at kicker when Greg Zuerlein suffered a groin injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Hekker said he hadn't attempted a field goal since he was at Bothell (Wash.) High School in 2007. Hekker, one of the best punters in the NFL, has been selected to as a first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl in the last three consecutive seasons. He said he was nervous during the field goal attempt. "A little nerve-wracking. But I've watched the best kicker in the NFL, week in and week out, watching Greg Zuerlein practice," … [Read more...] about Watch: Ex-Oregon State star Johnny Hekker kicks first field goal of career; roundup of NFL players with Oregon ties in Week 2
Duane Rankin Montgomery Advertiser Published 2:57 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 Having great talent hasn’t been Nick Saban’s problem at Alabama. The Crimson Tide wouldn’t have won five national titles in nine seasons if it was, but there’s always been a handful of guys every year who play a larger role than others. This week, I’m looking at the five most important players for Alabama this season. Got a hunch both quarterbacks will be on the list, but there are some big names who aren’t. Damien Harris isn’t. The senior posted consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, but the Tide have plenty of talent at running back to win by committee there. Sophomore linebacker Dylan Moses is as talented as anyone, but he’s not on the list, either. Could put freshman Skyler Delong here at No. 5 as he’s replacing four-year starter JK Scott at punter, but will instead begin with another special teamer. Joseph Bulovas Position: Kicker Year: … [Read more...] about Most important Tide in 2018: No. 5 – Joseph Bulovas
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Associated Press June 12, 2018 Here is a team-by-team, organized by group, at all 32 teams in the 2018 World Cup in Russia:Click to jump to a specific group: Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H GROUP A RUSSIA Briefly: Russia goes into its home World Cup with expectations at rock bottom. It’s the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, according to FIFA, but has a comparatively easy group. Russia’s best chance of a first World Cup win since 2002 is in the opening game June 14 against Saudi Arabia, the second-lowest ranked team at the tournament. Advertisement The key players: Captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev shot to fame as the 22-year-old goalkeeper who pulled off stunning saves on the team’s way to the semifinals at Euro 2008. He has a tendency to make errors in high-profile games, including an … [Read more...] about A team-by-team look at the 2018 World Cup field