Month: October 2020

Gamecock football’s Nick Muse posts career day vs Vanderbilt

“Robo Leg” did just fine.

Nick Muse has a dry sense of humor. He can be self-deprecating, but he doesn’t lack confidence. When the senior tight end stepped to the podium after South Carolina’s 41-7 win at Vanderbilt, he saw his final stat line on the box score: five catches for 85 yards.

“That’s it?” he said, laughing. “I should’ve had six for 92.”

Both the five catches and the 85 yards were career highs.

A transfer from William & Mary, Muse only played seven games in 2019 before tearing his ACL. He’s had to wait a year for his moment of glory with the Gamecocks.

It came Saturday, with the Gamecocks offense scuffling early against an aggressive Vanderbilt pass rush. With the defense honed in on veteran wideout Shi Smith — the nation’s leader in receptions per game entering the day — quarterback Collin Hill desperately needed to find

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USC tight end Nick Muse rides ‘Robo Leg’ to career day in Gamecocks win

“Robo Leg” did just fine.

Nick Muse has a dry sense of humor. He can be self-deprecating, but he doesn’t lack confidence. When the senior tight end stepped to the podium after South Carolina’s 41-7 win at Vanderbilt, he saw his final stat line on the box score: five catches for 85 yards.

“That’s it?” he said, laughing. “I should’ve had six for 92.”

Both the five catches and the 85 yards were career highs.

A transfer from William & Mary, Muse only played seven games in 2019 before tearing his ACL. He’s had to wait a year for his moment of glory with the Gamecocks.

It came Saturday, with the Gamecocks offense scuffling early against an aggressive Vanderbilt pass rush. With the defense honed in on veteran wideout Shi Smith — the nation’s leader in receptions per game entering the day — quarterback Collin Hill desperately needed to find

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EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Featuring Robust Career Mode Launches Worldwide Today With Over 3.6 Million Players Already in the Game

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 9, 2020–

Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) launched EA SPORTSFIFA 21, where players can manage every moment of their team’s journey with new additions to Career Mode or immerse themselves in the soul of the streets with groundbreaking updates to VOLTA FOOTBALL, which offers more ways to play with friends online. Combined with the most intelligent gameplay to date and new social experiences in FIFA Ultimate Team™, fans can discover unrivaled authenticity on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin™ and Steam.

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FIFA 21 (Photo: Business Wire)

This year, more players than ever before are jumping into the game early, with over 2.3 million players worldwide already experiencing the excitement of stepping out on the virtual pitch through EA Play**. Players have also been busy creating their dream squads, with more than

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Novak Djokovic confident he can still finish career with all-time Grand Slam record


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic still believes that he can finish his career with the all-time Grand Slam record. Djokovic, seeded at No. 1, was badly beaten in the French Open final as No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal won 6-2 6-0 7-5 to lift his 13th title at the French Open.

With his 13th French Open title, Nadal tied Roger Federer on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors captured. “If I thought that it was too late, I would have ended my career today. But I do not think it is too late, I will keep on going as long as I have fuel in my legs and love and desire towards the sport,” Djokovic said, per Tennis Majors.

“One defeat, even though it is in a Grand Slam final, cannot destabilise me. I have developed a rather “thick skin”, I do not allow myself to

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Bowl Projections 2020: Predictions, Updated College Football Playoff Outlook | Bleacher Report

Alabama QB Mac Jones

Alabama QB Mac JonesJohn Raoux/Associated Press

While the College Football Playoff has never been in jeopardy, the rest of bowl season has had an unclear outlook.

Put simply, there were too many unanswered questions. Would the games be prioritized? Would any schools not travel to a fan-less game several states away? Will enough teams finish with the requisite six wins to become bowl-eligible?

Now that every FBS conference has announced it would return, though, the first two questions are addressed. Plus, the NCAA is likely to waive bowl-eligibility requirements in 2020.

Yes, the calendar itself must be worked out because the regular season runs into mid-Decemberwhich is when bowls typically begin. But after several months of uncertainty about the postseason, it’s refreshing to have a packed bowl slate on the way.

Note: The Bahamas, Hawaii and RedBox Bowls will not be played.

         

College Football Playoff

Sugar Bowl

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Koeman faces his biggest test to revitalise Dembele’s Barcelona career



Ronald Koeman, Ousmane Dembélé, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are posing for a picture: MailOnline logo


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There are a few underachievers in the list of 10 most expensive signings of all time but no one tops Ousmane Dembele for a failure to deliver value for money.

Diario Sport recently calculated that the sixth all-time biggest signing has played just 25 per cent of possible minutes since his arrival in the summer of 2017.

Barcelona’s failure to package him off to Manchester United before deadline day means that Ronald Koeman must now somehow put the brakes on Dembele’s career that is currently heading for the edge of a cliff. 



a baseball player standing on top of a grass covered field: No-one tops Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele for failure to deliver value for money


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No-one tops Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele for failure to deliver value for money



a man wearing a blue shirt: He has played just 25 per cent of possible minutes for the club since joining the club in 2017


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He has played just 25 per cent of possible minutes for the club since joining the club in 2017

Part of Koeman’s brief, beyond making Barcelona a force

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College football graduate transfers making immediate impacts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tony Fields had the desert in his blood growing up in Las Vegas and as a three-year starter at Arizona.



Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert (21) carries the ball against Duke during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Nell Redmond/Pool Photo via AP)


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Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert (21) carries the ball against Duke during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Nell Redmond/Pool Photo via AP)

Heading to the tree-lined hills of West Virginia might seem like a whole ’nother world. For Fields, it was an easy choice.

“I like nature, so coming out in West Virginia, it wasn’t a real problem for me because I like the trees, I like the atmosphere here,” Fields said. “It’s good to get away from the heat every now and then.”

Fields is putting the heat on opponents back East, making an immediate impact at middle linebacker since coming to West Virginia over the summer as

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Pandemic Drives Working Americans to Seek Further Education

New survey from Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions® reveals value of education opportunities, including promoting equity in the workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic ignited a shift in how working Americans view continuing education, according to a new survey commissioned by Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions® (NYSE: BFAM). The survey revealed the 85% of full and part-time employed Americans feel employers need to rethink their benefits offerings in light of the pandemic.

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What are employees looking for in this current climate? Education opportunities. 78% of working Americans believe the pandemic has increased the need for companies to support their employees with education benefits, including tuition reimbursement for degree and non-degree programs and student loan repayment programs.

What’s more, education benefits are not only driving employee motivation, but they may be a key factor in promoting workplace equality. According to the survey, nearly

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Watch Career Timeline | ‘Joker’ Make-Up Artist Breaks Down Her Career | Vanity Fair Video

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When the producers came to me and asked me,

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hey, by the way, in a few months

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we’re gonna do this other job and make sure you’re available

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And then when I found out it was the Joker,

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I was like, oh my God, the Joker,

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How the hell am I gonna do that?

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I approach it like painting to make people interesting

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rather than beautiful.

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Hi, this is Nicki Lederman.

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And this is the timeline of my career.

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I wanted to be an opera singer,

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and I went to a performing high school

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of the arts in Germany, in Munich.

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And I truly thought I would become a musician.

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When I saw the exorcist, that was really my turning point,

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because, when I saw just Linda Blair’s head turn,

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and I was

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College football rankings: Oklahoma falls into The Bottom 25 after losing second straight game

25. Louisville 1-2 The Cardinals had last weekend off and hung steady on the edge of our rankings. This week it’s a road game against No. 19 Georgia Tech. (Last Week: 25) 24. Oklahoma 1-2 I wrote a bit about my biggest problem with Oklahoma during its loss to Iowa State on Saturday already. Here, I’ll just say that I do not expect Oklahoma to hang around The Bottom 25 for long, but it’s also not out of the question to think this team could lose its next two games against Texas and TCU if it doesn’t get its act together. (Not Ranked) 23. Wake Forest 1-2 The Deacs got into the win column by beating up on Campbell 66-14, but that’s not enough to get out of The Bottom 25. A win this weekend against Virginia might be. (10) 22. Texas State 1-3 My Beloved Bobcats had the weekend
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