___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 He’ll pair with 2019 first-round pick Noah Fant in the Broncos’ two-tight end sets, and his addition could spell trouble for fellow Ohio State alum Jeff Heuerman, who’s been plagued by injuries during his five-year career and is due nearly $4 million next season, none of which is guaranteed.Vannett was a third-round pick out of Ohio State by Seattle in 2016. Heuerman was a third-round pick by the Broncos a year earlier.In four seasons, Vannett has 61 catches for 591 yards and four touchdowns. Heuerman, who didn’t play as a rookie because of a knee injury, has remarkably similar numbers in his four seasons of action: 63 catches for 678 yards and five touchdowns.With Chris Harris Jr.’s departure to the Chargers this week, Heuerman is one of only three players (Von Miller, Brandon McManus) remaining from Denver’s Super Bowl 50-winning team.As they did with Harris, the Broncos thanked safety Will Parks on Twitter Saturday following his departure via free agency. Parks has agreed to a one-year deal with his hometown Philadelphia Eagles. March 21, 2020 Associated Press AP Source: Broncos agree to 2-year, $5.7M deal with Vannett Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Denver Broncos have agreed to a two-year free agent deal with former Seattle and Pittsburgh tight end Nick Vannett that’s worth $5.7 million.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because NFL teams aren’t announcing signings until all the paperwork is filed, a process that’s complicated by the coronavirus pandemic that has forced the league to ban all free agents from visiting team facilities.At 6-foot-6 and 261 pounds, Vannett will be Denver’s biggest tight end, and while he’s primarily built a reputation as a blocker, he did catch 29 passes for Seattle in 2018 and had a combined 17 receptions for the Seahawks and Steelers last season.
Published on February 7, 2017 at 6:03 am Contact Paul: email@example.com | @pschweds Syracuse (15-9, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) visits Clemson (13-9, 3-7) on Tuesday at 8 p.m. After winning his unofficial 1,000th game, Orange head coach Jim Boeheim will go for official win No. 900, a result of the NCAA’s vacation of 101 of his wins. SU is riding a four-game winning streak and will look to continue it against the Tigers.Here are answers to your pressing game day questions.How can you watch the game? The game will air on the ACC Network. In the Syracuse area, it’ll air on the CW. Here are channel listings based on provider.• Time Warner: 1212 (high-definition) and 6 for non-digital subscribers• DirecTV: 14• Verizon Fios: 506 (high-definition) and 6 (standard-definition)• Dish Network: 14• New Visions: 606 (high-definition) and 6 (standard-definition)Here are channel listings throughout the rest of New York.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlbany (WNYA)Binghamton (WBPN)Burlington-Plattsburgh (WPTZ-D3)Elmira (WJKP)New York City (WLNY)Utica (WPNY)Watertown (WWTI-D2)For listings outside of New York state, click here.How good was John Gillon this past week? He lit it up with 43 points at N.C. State on Wednesday. The performance earned him ACC Player of the Week honors.What did Boeheim and Clemson head coach Brad Brownell say before the game? The two spoke on the ACC coaches teleconference on Monday afternoon. Check out what they said.What’s the importance of grad transfers this year? Two of SU’s most important players came via the grad transfer rule. But not everyone in college basketball likes it.What do our beat writers predict will happen? All three had varied opinions on the upcoming matchup. Check out their predictions, here.Anything else to know about Clemson? Here’s a preview of the Tigers. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Eric He is a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism. His column, “Grinding Gears,” runs Wednesdays. The women’s water polo team won its fifth national championship in program history on Sunday, adding to the impressive — yet largely unnoticed — dynasty that is water polo at USC.When you think of dynasties in Trojan athletics, you immediately think of football — the Pete Carroll era, the success under John McKay and John Robinson — or maybe baseball and Rod Dedeaux’s 11 national championships in a 45-year tenure.But flying under the radar is water polo — a sport that barely registers on the casual USC fan’s radar — and Jovan Vavic, the head coach of both the men’s and women’s teams, who has amassed more national championships than any coach in USC history, but could walk straight down Trousdale and go unrecognized.His resume features 14 national championships (five women’s, nine men’s) and 22 Coach of the Year awards (12 National Coach of the Year honors and 10 MPSF Coach of the Year awards). His winning percentage is above .700 with both the men and the women’s teams. On the men’s side, he has appeared in 11 consecutive national championships, and from 2008 to 2013, his team won it all. Every year. Six years in a row.Vavic is essentially the John Wooden of water polo, and it’s no secret why. He demands the best from his players and never expects anything less. Observe him during a game and he is intimidating, to say the least, with his booming voice barking orders at his players and yelling at the referees.And he never stops coaching. In a game in late March, as the women’s water polo team was ahead by five goals against Cal in the season finale and a minute away from clinching a perfect 21-0 regular season, Vavic barked at his team to press or pressure the opponent. They didn’t, and he called a timeout to light up his players.“Why didn’t you press?” he yelled loud enough for everyone present at Uytengsu Aquatics Center to hear.Mind you, this was in the final minute of the final regular season game that was well out of reach for the opponent. It was the equivalent of a basketball coach telling his or her team to stage a full court press with a 20-point lead in the final 30 seconds. But that’s just the way Vavic is.“He just keeps pushing and pushing and pushing,” junior attacker Stephania Haralabidis said after the 11-6 win over Cal. “He’s a perfectionist. That’s good. If we have a 5-goal lead, we start relaxing.”And relaxation is not an option for Vavic, at least in the pool. Take a look at this excerpt from a feature on Vavic in Los Angeles Magazine:“This is, after all, the man who lines up players along the outdoor pool deck and laces into them as they stand shivering. Who kicked a container filled with medicine balls so hard, he broke a toe. Who angrily drew a circle on a whiteboard, explaining that it was the empty dessert plate of a player he then blasted for being too slow.”Vavic has a strong “tough love” approach that is demanding but has earned the respect of his players.“Him screaming at us makes us go like this,” Haralabidis said, throwing her hands in the air. “It helps a lot.”Two months later, Haralabidis would find out how much it helped. She scored the game-winning goal to win the national championship for USC, delivering a left-handed strike from the right side into the back of the net with six seconds remaining to give the Trojans an 8-7 win over Stanford and capping off a 26-0 season for the Women of Troy.Vavic is, in many ways, the perfect water polo coach. Water polo is not a sport for the weary, a fact that I was quickly introduced to when covering the men’s beat last season. The water might make it appear like a graceful, agile sport, but make no mistake: it is physical, fast-paced and demanding. Treading water for 32 minutes is hard enough without worrying about the holding, strangling and shoving — and that’s just what happens above the surface. I’ve heard of players purposely growing their toenails out, and let’s just say it’s not because they have regular pedicure appointments.A tough sport calls for a tough leader, and for more than two decades Vavic has continuously found the right formula to lead his teams to the top, year upon year. The championship win on Sunday — Vavic’s ninth in nine seasons — further cements his legacy as an all-time legendary coach in USC history.Amidst the coaching carousel that has embroiled the football team in recent seasons, it is refreshing to see that at least one program at USC has a coach with all the job security in the world, coaching two teams and delivering winners on a regular basis. Maybe it’s time for Trojan fans to start paying attention to him and his sport.
The U-17 national team of Bosnia-Herzegovina was defeated today in Ljubuški by Northern Macedonia with 1:3 in the first of two friendly matches scheduled.The guests come to advantage in the 38th minute. Georg Stojanovski entered the penalty area of the BH team from the left side and sent the ball into the middle where one player was blocked first, but the Ardijan Chilafi managed his best to hit for 0:1.In the 40th minute, Metin Iljazi sent the ball to the left for Chilafi, who was precise once again for Northern Macedonia’s advantage of 0:2.The BH cadet team reduced the advantage of the guests in the 62nd minute. The Macedonian defenders stopped Aleksandar Kahvić with an offence in the penalty area, and the penalty shooter was Denis Dizdarević for 1:2.The cadet team of Northern Macedonia scored its third goal in the 84th minute. Enis Bukji made a free kick from his own half and sent the ball to the right side of the BH penalty area for Dashmir Elezi, who shot accurately for 1:3.After the breakthrough of Viktor Grbić in the 86th minute, the Macedonian defenders stopped him with a foul and another penalty for the BH team was awarded. This time, responsibility was taken by Alem Japaur, but goalkeeper Stefan Tasev defended his shot.The same teams will play another match in Ljubuški on 14th February at 10:30 h.Bosnia and Herzegovina – Northern Macedonia 1:3 (0:2)Goals: 0:1 Chilafi (38th), 0:2 Chilafi (40th), 1:2 Dizdarević (62nd, penalty kick), 1:3 Elezi (84th)Bosnia and Herzegovina: Eldin Lolić, Haris Hasanović, Nermin Mujkić, Hamza Redžić (81st minute, Emir Brković), Anel Kadrić, Armin Durić (46th minute, Alem Japaur), Armin Karić (67th minute, Hamza Hadžiavdić), Emir Derviškadić (46thminute, Nikola Ćebić), Aleksandar Kahvić, Denis Dizdarević (67th minute, Viktor Grbić), Matej Šakota (46th minute, Adnan Berbić). Head Coach: Nermin ŠabićNorthern Macedonia: Stefan Tasev, Marko Ristov, Bljend Zekjiri (46th minute, Borjan Popovski) Enis Bukji, Matej Angelov, Metin Iljazi (46th minute, Dashmir Elezi), Georg Stojanovski (66th minute, Mite Mitev), Ardijan Chilafi (90th+1 minute, Donart Ibraimi), Besar Gudjufi (79th minute, Marko Sofijanoski), Mirche Stoilov (79th minute, Nikola Pavleski), Mateo Sofijanoski (66th minute, Erion Shuku). Head Coach: Dragi Kanatlarovski