Brock, Blunt, Dickens Named Southland Football Players of the Week

first_imgSpecial Teams Player of the Week: LaDarius Dickens, Houston Baptist – So. – Kick Returner – Rowlett, TexasLaDarius Dickens forced SMU to kick out of bounds twice in the second half after returning three first half kickoffs for 186 yards (62.0 yards per return) and a touchdown. The sophomore from Rowlett returned a kick 64 yards to the SMU 33, then took his next return 95 yards to the house to etch his name in the HBU record book for longest kick return in program history. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Ty Brock, McNeese’s BJ Blunt and Houston Baptist’s LaDarius Dickens are the Southland Conference Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Jackie Harvell, Central Arkansas; Xavier Lewis, Southeastern Louisiana; Hezekiah White, Nicholls; Mar’kel Cooks, Incarnate Word. Defensive Players of the Week: BJ Blunt, McNeese – Sr. – Linebacker – New Orleans, La.Blunt continued his dominance on the defensive side of the ball, recording a McNeese career-high 12 tackles with two sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss in addition to a fumble recovery. His two sacks added to his FCS leading sack total of seven for the year. The senior linebacker from New Orleans had a critical sack in the four quarter to keep Stephen F. Austin from driving closer to the endzone and making the Lumberjacks settle for a field goal. Houston Baptist (1-3, 0-2) fell to SMU 63-27 in Dallas on Saturday. The Huskies stay on the road this weekend, contesting UCA in Conway, Ark., on Saturday at 6 p.m. McNeese (4-1, 3-0 SLC) defeated the Lumberjacks 17-10 Saturday to remain unbeaten in league action. The Cowboys host Abilene Christian (2-3, 1-2 SLC) on Saturday at 6 p.m.center_img Offensive Player of the Week: Ty Brock, Sam Houston State – R-Fr. – Quarterback – College Station, TexasIn his first start as a Bearkat and first full four-quarter game of football since his sophomore year of high school, Ty Brock guided Sam Houston State to a home overtime win. The six-foot, four-inch redshirt freshman completed 27-of-43 passes to seven different receivers, finishing with 305 yards and a touchdown. He also made things happen his legs, picking up another 73 yards on the ground with a pair of scores. Sam Houston State (2-2, 1-1 SLC) avoided three consecutive losses by taking a 34-31 overtime win over Central Arkansas (2-2, 1-1 SLC). The Bearkats travel to Houston for the Battle of the Piney Woods against Stephen F. Austin (1-3, 1-2 SLC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT. Brock claims offense honors in his first game starting under center while Blunt secures his league-leading second defensive award of the season. Dickens is the Special Teams Player of the Week. Honorable Mention: Tre Honshtein, Sam Houston State; Elvin Martinez, Lamar; Alex Kjellsten, McNeese; Winston Jones, Nicholls. Honorable Mention: Chase Fourcade, Nicholls; Austin Mitchell, Southeastern Louisiana; Kody Edwards, Incarnate Word.last_img read more

These Leeds fans say debutant has ‘done enough to start’ after ‘perfect game’

first_imgLeeds United fans were treated to something of a treat on Saturday afternoon as TWO players from their famed academy debuted for the first-team.Due to an injury crisis, Marcelo Bielsa, the manager, had to call upon Will Huffer and Aapo Halme against Bristol City. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions To be honest even if Peacock-Farrell is back fit, Huffer has done enough today to warrant starting against Reading!! #LUFC— ASW (@Awi1co) November 24, 2018 RANKED If I’m honest I thought Huffer was abit shaky at times, punched too much rather than caught and didn’t punch it far enough but his throws out were good, the type of debut you expect for a 20 year old keeper in front of that crowd but will get better for it #lufc— Ryan (@RPlufc93) November 24, 2018 REVEALED Huffer’s Leeds debut could not have gone much better Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Perfect game for Huffer did well what he had to do. Fair play to the young lad #lufc— Neils Diamond (@NeilsDiamond) November 24, 2018 REVEALED And he was rewarded for his decision with Huffer, the goalkeeper, and defender Halme helping Leeds keep a clean sheet on their way to a 2-0 defeat of the Robins.Halme looked shaky at times alongside Liam Cooper at the heart of the defence, but Huffer, 20, was solid enough, aided by the visitors lacking any real attacking threat. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Halme has slotted in quite nicely, plenty of protection with Phillips there. Huffer has looked a little nervous but done ok. The game is calling out for Saiz to replace Forshaw. If we move the ball forward quicker they are there for the taking imo #lufc #MOT— Luke Naylor (@lukechunknaylor) November 24, 2018 Very very impressed with Huffer today. Absolutely solid when needed #lufc— James Coulborn (@JMCoulborn) November 24, 2018 However, Huffer’s performance had some fans calling for him to replace Peacock-Farrell permanently after impressing so well against Bristol City.You can see the best reaction to his showing below… Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY ADVICE It was good to see Will Huffer keep a clean sheet for Leeds yesterday, hopefully many more to come #lufc #mot— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) November 25, 2018 💬 | “To go from being in the stands as a fan, to being on the pitch, it couldn’t have gone any better” @will_1huffer on his #LUFC debut and getting a clean sheet pic.twitter.com/tOTKPmJeul— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 24, 2018The England youth international came into the starting line-up due to Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s injury, and Huffer may be forced to continue in goal for Tuesday evening’s clash against Reading with Peacock-Farrell not set to be fit that soon. Latest Football News REPLY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Great to see Huffer make his debut, looked a little nervous at times but rightly so. Well done to Halme on his debut as well, played well and both got a clean sheet. Good day all round for the to young lads. #LUFC— FOTF 📝 (@FocusOnTheFooty) November 24, 2018 huge blow Huffer to keep his place for Reading then 👊🤙 #LUFC— ASW (@Awi1co) November 24, 2018 Thought Huffer and Halme were great today. Very assured considering the circumstances albeit against fairly tame opponents. Still, shows we do have options and as always, Bielsa’s got it in hand #LUFC— Ridsdale’s Goldfish (@yeboahsbigtoe) November 24, 2018 Well done to our latest young goalkeeper, Will Huffer who kept a clean sheet on his debut. #lufc— DoitforBilly (@HelenWh77714086) November 24, 2018 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more

JIM McGUINNESS IN GLASGOW FOR CELTIC’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLASH WITH JUVENTUS

first_imgCELTIC coach and Donegal GAA manager Jim McGuinness is in Glasgow this evening for the club’s glamour last 16 Champions League clash with Juventus.The Hoops are hoping to take a first leg lead against the Turin club.McGuinness has been working with younger members of the Celtic squad in his role as a sports psychologist. A host of Donegal GAA stars will also be at the game – which is live on TV3 from 7.30pm.“There is a real belief anything can happen over two games,” said Neil Lennon today.“We go into the tie as underdogs but nothing is going to be decided at the end of 90 minutes.”Juventus currently top Italy’s Serie A and have a wealth of top players. “They have excellent strikers – Mirko Vucinic, Fabio Quagliarella, Sebastian Giovinco – and they have also brought in Nicolas Anelka,” said Lennon.“But the one who has caught my eye is Alessandro Matri. He looks an excellent young player. The team is blessed with fantastic footballers but we knew that before the tie or before any preparations were made.“It would be dangerous to underestimate Celtic. We have proved already this season that we can be a match for anyone.”Celtic reached the last 16 by finishing second in their group behind Barcelona, having beaten the Spanish giants at Parkhead.“It is the only show around, a European night at Celtic Park,” said the manager. “It will be a fantastic football arena – for me, one of the best atmospheres in world football, never mind European football – and it is for our supporters.“Obviously, the players will play their part but to bring these nights back to the club is something that means a lot to me.“Anyone who has experienced a Champions League night here before will know what I am referring to.”Striker Georgios Samaras is battling a hamstring injury to feature against Juventus, while defender Efe Ambrose was in action for Nigeria on Sunday, helping them win the African Cup of Nations. “We will see what condition he is in and if he is OK, we will have him in the squad,” Lennon said of Ambrose’s return to Glasgow.“We will give Georgios as much time as he is needed. He has been doing pretty aggressive rehabilitation work and we are hopeful he will be okay.“If not, then I have a very strong squad and we will have him fit for the second leg.”JIM McGUINNESS IN GLASGOW FOR CELTIC’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLASH WITH JUVENTUS was last modified: February 12th, 2013 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:JIM McGUINNESS IN GLASGOW FOR CELTIC’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLASH WITH JUVENTUSlast_img read more

Firefox gets improved autoplay blocking soon

first_imgFirefox gets improved autoplay blocking soon by Martin Brinkmann on September 21, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: November 01, 2018 – 31 commentsThe Firefox web browser will soon block autoplaying media on webpages visited in the web browser more reliable.Mozilla added options to control HMTL5 video autoplay in 2015 in Firefox and while the functionality worked fine on many sites, it did not work on others.Work began to improve the functionality, fix bugs and issues. Firefox may soon block autoplaying media with sound by default in the browser similarly to how Google Chrome handles this.Mozilla Firefox will block autoplaying media in background tabs if the tabs have never been activated by the user. Autoplaying media may be blocked even if the tab is the active one, e.g. when autoplay is disabled in the preferences or if the media is audible and the user has not interacted with the tab.Firefox will display a prompt to the user in the user interface by default when autoplay is blocked to allow playback. Keeping “Remember this decision” checked will store the user preference for the site to whitelist (allow) or blacklist (don’t allow) it.A new setting was added to the Firefox preferences in Firefox Nightly currently that gives users options to set default autoplay behavior and manage the list of exceptions.Load about:preferences#privacy in the browser’s address bar and scroll down to the Permissions section.Locate “For websites that autoplay sound” under Permissions.Set the default autoplay behavior to “allow autoplay”, “always ask”, or “don’t autoplay”.Select Exceptions and add sites the whitelist or blocklist to allow them to autoplay media with sound or deny them the right.New Autoplay Preferences in FirefoxMozilla added several new preferences to Firefox that determine autoplay blocking rules in the browser. Note that these are included as of Firefox 63.media.autoplay.default — Defines Autoplay behavior of the browser. Default value is 0.Value of 0: Autoplay allowed.Value of 1: Autoplay blocked.Value of 2: Prompt the user.media.autoplay.ask-permission — Defines whether prompts to ask the user for permission to play media set to autoplay (with sound). Default is false.Value of True: Prompt is displayed in the user interface.Value of False: The Prompt is not displayed.media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed — Defines whether user interaction with a page with autoplaying media with sound is required. Default is False.Value of True: The user needs to have interacted with the page.Value of False: Interaction is not a requirement.media.autoplay.allow-muted — Defines whether autoplay of media without sound or sound muted is allowed. Default is true.Value of True: Autoplay of muted media and media without sound is allowed.Value of False: Autoplay of muted media or media without sound is not allowed.media.autoplay.block-webaudio — Defines whether autoplay should block webaudio as well. Default is set to false.Value of True: Webaudio is blocked as well.Value of False: Webaudio is not blocked.Note: The preference media.autoplay.enabled is not listed anymore and it seems to have been removed as of Firefox 63. If you set it and right-click on it to reset it, you will notice that it is removed automatically on restart; that’s a clear indicator that the preference is no longer supported.The current implementation blocks audible audio and video in Firefox on the desktop and on mobile but won’t block WebAudio at this time. Plans are underway to add WebAudio blocking in future releases.When the change goes live, Firefox will block autoplaying media in tabs that did not have user interaction by default. Firefox users can change the behavior using the preference listed above to better address specific needs.Interested users and developers can follow the development here.Now You: How do you handle autoplaying media?SummaryArticle NameFirefox gets improved autoplay blocking soon DescriptionThe Firefox web browser will soon block autoplaying media on webpages visited in the web browser more reliable.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more