8 ways to give back beyond #GivingTuesday

first_img#GivingTuesday has joined Black Friday and Cyber Monday as post-Thanksgiving traditions, but in contrast to those shopping days, this one is about the holiday spirit that extends beyond spending.Created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the simple idea of celebrating and encouraging giving has gone global. According to the organization, the purpose of the day is to bring people together around the values of service and giving back. That sounds like a good fit for the credit union movement, which recognizes “Concern for the Community” as a cooperative principle.Giving back for credit unions is a year-round activity that occurs in shapes and forms as diverse as the communities they serve. To celebrate that fact, here are eight examples from the year nearly past. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Rights of passage

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Podcast: Lane Kiffin Fired

first_imgSports editors Will Laws, Nick Selbe and Lifestyle editor Euno Lee discuss the newest development in Trojan Football with the firing of Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning, the future of the team under interim head coach Ed Orgeron, as well as the future of the coaching staff.Follow Will @WillLaws, Nick @NickSelbe, Euno @eunowhat and Daily Trojan Sports @DT_Sports on Twitter for more updates.last_img

Rockets ‘have the team to beat’ next season, Austin Rivers says

Austin Rivers is confident in the Rockets.Houston re-signed the 26-year-old guard to a two-year contract, reportedly worth the veterans’ minimum, earlier this week. Rivers told ESPN he had offers elsewhere for more money but returned to the Rockets because he believes they have a chance to win a championship. The Rockets were at the center of controversy last month when a report surfaced saying the relationship between star James Harden and Chris Paul was “unsalvageable.” Rivers, however, said he didn’t see any issues.”I know nothing about any of that. I don’t know where that’s coming from,” Rivers said during an interview with TMZ in June. “A lot of fantasy tales being told right now. … It’s definitely not true. I didn’t see any issues between any of them. It’s just made up news, fake news like most of the stuff you see on these Instagram pages.”The Rockets’ top target this summer was Jimmy Butler, according to multiple reports. But, they missed out on him when the wing was sent to the Heat in a sign-and-trade. “Now that the league is wide open, I just saw an opportunity,” Rivers said. “You can’t really put a price on happiness. The goal was to come back to Houston all along. I think we have the team to beat.”Austin Rivers had offers in $5.7M midlevel range but took the vet minimum from Rockets. “Now that the league is wide open, I just saw an opportunity. You can’t really put a price on happiness. The goal was to come back to Houston all along. I think we have the team to beat.”— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 1, 2019Rivers began the season with the Wizards and ended up signing with the Rockets after he was waived by the Suns following a trade in December. He averaged 8.7 points and 2.3 assists in 28.6 minutes per game during his time with Houston. Related News The Rockets re-signed Gerald Green and Danuel House at the start of free agency.They’ve also reportedly explored dealing center Clint Capela. NBA free agency rumors: Rockets will have ‘strong interest’ in Andre Iguodala if he receives buyout NBA trade rumors: Kings unwilling to deal first-round pick for Rockets’ Clint Capela read more

‘Bosnian’ School of Football in London

first_imgThe B&H football player Haris Hodžić who lives in London, former member of English Club Watford, opened a football school London -HH11 football academy in the suburbs of London, where boys from 6 to 16 years old will learn football skills.“I have spent all my life in football and similar schools. I started in a private academy, here in Hertfordshire. There, I was noticed by scouts of the football club Watford, where I passed all their young teams and progressed to the first team. Thus, I know how the system of these schools works and what the coaches and future football players expect. I will give the chance to young players of my academy to receive daily trained under the supervision of qualified football experts”, said Hodžić, adding that he initially plans to play friendly football matches against other academies and other professional clubs.However, he is planning from the next season to establish his own youth teams and engagement in regular league competitions.“The goal of this program is to discover potential talents, to prepare good players and then to recommend them to professional clubs for further training. We have agreed on close cooperation with scouts and coaches from English clubs Watford, Stevenage, Northampton, Coventry and with some other European clubs. Also, during my stay in B&H and while playing for B&H Premiere League, I have established excellent cooperation with Rudar from Prijedor and Olimpiko. So, we have a plan to make connections for talents from B&H, who want to be part of local clubs”, said Hodžić, noting that the former Croatian youth representative Milan Krmpotić will take part in the academy, who during his career played for several Croatian, Czech and Slovak teams.All interested for the academy can sign in at the Facebook group: HH11 football academy.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

NFL Combine 2020 schedule, dates, workout times, records, invites & everything else to know

first_imgThe schedule for the NFL Combine in 2020 has been adjusted to satisfy the league’s perpetual thirst for prime-time TV viewers and ratings.The on-field workout portion of the NFL Draft scouting event traditionally had taken place through the mornings and early afternoons of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Combine week. In 2020, those workouts will begin at 4 p.m. ET and end at 11 p.m. ET on the same days, with the exception being Sunday (2-7 p.m. ET). Now viewers can watch young men run around in tights while eating dinner rather than lunch. As for the location of the 2020 NFL Combine, the scouting event will return to Indianapolis for the 34th consecutive year. It’s the only place the NFL Combine has ever been held.NFL MOCK DRAFT 2020:Lions, Dolphins pass on Tua Tagovailoa; Eagles, Raiders, Bills go for playmakersThe aforementioned on-field drills still get the spotlight, but keep in mind the most important activities at the NFL Combine will take place away from the cameras. According to former NFL general manager and current Sporting News contributor Jeff Diamond, behind the scenes at the Combine will be “lots of conversations — legal and illegal under NFL rules — between general managers with their contract/salary cap guys often in tow; conversations with agents for soon-to-be free agents and for players already signed but targeted for pay cuts or release. There also are trade talks among teams looking to move/acquire players or improve draft spots.”While the most important aspects of the Combine for players are physicals and interviews, the priorities for GMs are the agent chats in hotel rooms, bars, restaurants, coffee shops and skyways of Indianapolis … with greater privacy needed for the illegal discussions on other teams’ players who will soon hit the free-agency market.”With that as the background, below is all you need to know about the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, including the TV schedule, the agenda for the players, the list of Combine invites and the drills they will be asked to perform on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.MORE: The highest, lowest Wonderlic scores in NFL historyNFL Combine 2020 schedule, datesThe biggest change to the NFL Combine schedule for 2020 comes in the start times for on-field workouts Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Now the action will extend into and through primetime.NFL Network, the exclusive TV channel for all on-field drills at the Combine, will present seven straight hours of workout coverage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the network will show all five hours of the last group’s (DB) drills. Host Rich Eisen and analyst/draft expert Daniel Jeremiah will anchor NFL Network’s Combine coverage with additional commentary from Charles Davis and others.Below is the complete TV schedule for on-field workouts and drills at the 2020 NFL Combine.Thursday, Feb. 27TimeGroupTV channel4-11 p.m. ETTE, QB, WRNFL NetworkFriday, Feb. 28TimeGroupTV channel4-11 p.m. ETPK, ST, OL, RBNFL NetworkSaturday, Feb. 29TimeGroupTV channel4-11 p.m. ETDL, LBNFL NetworkSunday, March 1TimeGroupTV channel2-7 p.m. ETDBNFL NetworkThe on-field workouts shown on TV, of course, are just the tip of the iceberg that is an NFL prospect’s Combine experience. For many players, the drills are the least relevant portion of the week.A given prospect’s workout at the Combine comes after he has gone through orientation, interviews, measurements, a medical exam, more interviews, media obligations, more medical exams, a position coach interview, psychological testing, an NFLPA meeting, more interviews, the bench press and more psychological testing. This is technically a job interview, after all.Below is the complete player schedule for all four groups at the 2020 NFL Combine, courtesy of NFLCombine.net. (NFLCombine.net) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/66/a2/nfl-combine-schedule-021920_1hcw75p2bmvv51wc9b913gvg8q.png?t=1586937216&w=500&quality=80 NFL Combine 2020 TV channel, live streamTV channel: NFL NetworkLive stream: NFL App | NFL Network App | NFL Network LiveCoverage of the 2020 NFL Combine — specifically the on-field workouts Thursday (4-11 p.m. ET), Friday (4-11 p.m. ET), Saturday (4-11 p.m. ET) and Sunday (2-7 p.m. ET) — will air exclusively on NFL Network. No other TV channel will show live NFL Combine coverage.Those who don’t get NFL Network on TV, though, can live stream the 2020 NFL Combine for free on mobile devices and tablets via the NFL App or the NFL Network app.The connected devices that allow access to the NFL App and, therefore, the 2020 NFL Combine are as follows:Amazon Fire TVApple TVPS4Xbox OneRokuAndroid TVNFL Combine 2020 invitesA total of 337 prospects were invited to the 2020 NFL Combine. The list of invites was determined by the Combine’s Player Selection Committee, which is made up of scouting service directors and members of various NFL player personnel departments.How the invites are settled upon, per the Combine’s website: “All eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft.”Below are the 337 players who were invited to the 2020 NFL Combine, in alphabetical order and organized by position group.QuarterbacksQBCollegeKelly BryantMissouriJoe BurrowLSUKevin DavidsonPrincetonJacob EasonWashingtonJake FrommGeorgiaAnthony GordonWashington StateJustin HerbertOregonJalen HurtsOklahomaBrian LewerkeMichigan StateJordan LoveUtah StateJake LutonOregon StateCole McDonaldHawaiiSteven MontezColoradoJames MorganFlorida InternationalShea PattersonMichiganNate StanleyIowaTua TagovailoaAlabamaRunning backsRBCollegeSalvon AhmedWashingtonCam AkersFlorida StateJet AndersonTCULeVante BellamyWestern MichiganEno BenjaminArizona StateRaymond CalaisLouisiana-LafayetteDeeJay DallasMiamiAJ DillonBoston CollegeJ.K. DobbinsOhio StateRico DowdleSouth CarolinaClyde Edwards-HelaireLSUDarrynton EvansAppalachian StateJaMycal HastyBaylorBrian HerrienGeorgiaTony JonesNotre DameJoshua KelleyUCLAJavon LeakeMarylandBenny LeMayCharlotteAnthony McFarlandMarylandZack MossUtahSewo OloniluaTCULa’Mical PerineFloridaScottie PhillipsMississippiJames RobinsonIllinois StateD’Andre SwiftGeorgiaJ.J. TaylorArizonaJonathan TaylorWisconsinPatrick TaylorMemphisKe’Shawn VaughnVanderbiltMike WarrenCincinnatiWide receiversWRCollegeBrandon AiyukArizona StateOmar BaylessArkansas StateLynn BowdenKentuckyTony BrownColoradoLawrence CagerGeorgiaMarquez CallawayTennesseeQuintez CephusWisconsinChase ClaypoolNotre DameTyrie ClevelandFloridaIsaiah CoulterRhode IslandGabriel DavisUCFQuartney DavisTexas A&MDevin DuvernayTexasBryan EdwardsSouth CarolinaChris FinkeNotre DameAaron FullerWashingtonAntonio Gandy-GoldenLibertyAntonio GibsonMemphisStephen GuidryMississippi StateKJ HamlerPenn StateTee HigginsClemsonJohn HightowerBoise StateK.J. HillOhio StateIsaiah HodginsOregon StateTrishton JacksonSyracuseJustin JeffersonLSUVan JeffersonFloridaJauan JenningsTennesseeJerry JeudyAlabamaCollin JohnsonTexasJuwan JohnsonOregonTyler JohnsonMinnesotaCeeDee LambOklahomaKalija LipscombVanderbiltAustin MackOhio StateDenzel MimsBaylorDarnell MooneyTulaneK.J. OsbornMiamiAaron ParkerRhode IslandDezmon PatmonWashington StateDonovan Peoples-JonesMichiganMalcolm PerryNavyMichael PittmanUSCJames ProcheSMUJalen ReagorTCUJoe ReedVirginiaKendrick RogersTexas A&MHenry Ruggs IIIAlabamaLaviska Shenault Jr.ColoradoDarrell StewartMichigan StateFreddie SwainFloridaJeff ThomasMiamiBen VictorOhio StateQuez WatkinsSouthern MissCody WhiteMichigan StateTight endsTECollegeDevin AsiasiUCLAJacob BreelandOregonHarrison BryantFlorida AtlanticHunter BryantWashingtonJosiah DeguaraCincinnatiBrycen HopkinsPurdueDalton KeeneVirginia TechCole KmetNotre DameSean McKeonMichiganThaddeus MossLSUC.J. O’GradyArkansasAlbert OkwuegbunamMissouriColby ParkinsonStanfordJared PinkneyVanderbiltStephen SullivanLSUCharlie TaumoepeauPortland StateAdam TrautmanDaytonMitchell WilcoxSouth FloridaCharlie WoernerGeorgiaDom Wood-AndersonTennesseeOffensive linemenOLCollegeTrey AdamsWashingtonHakeem AdenijiKansasTremayne AnchrumClemsonBen BartchSt. John’s (Minn.)Mekhi BectonLouisvilleTyler BiadaszWisconsinBen BredesonMichiganCohl CabralArizona StateSaahdiq CharlesLSUCameron ClarkCharlotteEzra ClevelandBoise StateTrystan Colon-CastilloMissouriLloyd CushenberryLSUJack DriscollAuburnYasir DurantMissouriJake HansonOregonNick HarrisWashingtonCharlie HeckUNCMatt HennessyTempleJustin HerronWake ForestRobert HuntLouisiana-LafayetteKeith IsmaelSan Diego StateCordel IwuagwuTCUAustin JacksonUSCJonah JacksonOhio StateJoshua JonesHoustonSolomon KindleyGeorgiaShane LemieuxOregonDamien LewisLSUColton McKivitzWest VirginiaJohn MolchonBoise StateKyle MurphyRhode IslandNetane MutiFresno StateLucas NiangTCUMike OnwenuMichiganMatt PeartConnecticutTyre PhillipsMississippi StateDanny PinterBall StateCesar RuizMichiganJon RunyanMichiganJohn SimpsonClemsonTerence SteeleTexas TechLogan StenbergKentuckySimon StepaniakIndianaAlex TaylorSouth Carolina StateAndrew ThomasGeorgiaCalvin ThrockmortonOregonPrince Tega WanoghoAuburnDarryl WilliamsMississippi StateJedrick WillsAlabamaIsaiah WilsonGeorgiaTristan WirfsIowaDefensive linemenDLCollegeMcTelvin AgimArkansasBradlee AnaeUtahRoss BlacklockTCUDerrick BrownAuburnJosiah CoatneyMississippiKendall ColemanSyracuseDarrion DanielsNebraskaMarlon DavidsonAuburnCarlos DavisNebraskaKhalil DavisNebraskaRaekwon DavisAlabamaJordan ElliottMissouriA.J. EpenesaIowaLeki FotuUtahNeville GallimoreOklahomaJonathan GarvinMiamiTrevis GipsonTulsaJonathan GreenardFloridaYetur Gross-MatosPenn StateDaVon HamiltonOhio StateLaDarius HamiltonNorth TexasAlex HighsmithCharlotteTrevon HillMiamiBenito JonesMississippiKhalid KareemNotre DameJavon KinlawSouth CarolinaRashard Lawrence IILSUJames LynchBaylorJustin MadubuikeTexas A&MLarrell MurchisonNorth Carolina StateJulian OkwaraNotre DameJohn PenisiniUtahChauncey RiversMississippi StateMalcolm RoachTexasAlton RobinsonSyracuseQaadir SheppardMississippiJames Smith-WilliamsNorth Carolina StateJason StrowbridgeUNCDerrek TuszkaNorth Dakota StateBroderick WashingtonTexas TechKenny WillekesMichigan StateRaequan WilliamsMichigan StateRob WindsorPenn StateD.J. WonnumSouth CarolinaChase YoungOhio StateJabari ZunigaFloridaLinebackersLBCollegeJoe BachieMichigan StateMarkus BaileyPurdueZack BaunWisconsinFrancis BernardUtahDaniel BituliTennesseeShaun BradleyTempleJordan BrooksTexas TechCameron BrownPenn StateK’Lavon ChaissonLSUNick CoeAuburnCarter CoughlinMinnesotaAkeem Davis-GaitherAppalachian StateMichael DivinityLSUTroy DyeOregonTipa GaleaiUtah StateCale GarrettMissouriWillie Gay Jr.Mississippi StateScoota HarrisArkansasMalik HarrisonOhio StateKhaleke HudsonMichiganAnfernee JenningsAlabamaClay JohnstonBaylorAzur KamaraKansasTerrell LewisAlabamaJordan MackVirginiaKamal MartinMinnesotaKenneth MurrayOklahomaDante OlsonMontanaJacob PhillipsLSUMichael PinckneyMiamiShaquille QuartermanMiamiPatrick QueenLSUChapelle RussellTempleIsaiah SimmonsClemsonJustin StrnadWake ForestDarrell TaylorTennesseeDavion TaylorColoradoCasey ToohillStanfordJosh UcheMichiganMykal WalkerFresno StateCurtis WeaverBoise StateEvan WeaverCaliforniaLogan WilsonWyomingDavid WoodwardUtah StateDefensive backsDBCollegeDamon ArnetteOhio StateGrayland ArnoldBaylorTrajan BandyMiamiEssang BasseyWake ForestJulian BlackmonUtahAntoine Brooks Jr.MarylandMyles BryantWashingtonTerrell BurgessUtahShyheim CarterAlabamaJeremy ChinnSouthern IllinoisNevelle ClarkeUCFRodney ClemonsSMUBrian Cole IIMississippi StateKamren CurlArkansasCameron DantzlerMississippi StateAshtyn DavisCaliforniaJavaris DavisAuburnGrant DelpitLSUTrevon DiggsAlabamaKyle DuggerLenoir-RhyneJalen ElliottNotre DameJordan FullerOhio StateKristian FultonLSUAlohi GilmanNotre DameJeff GladneyTCUA.J. GreenOklahoma StateJavelin K. GuidryUtahBryce HallVirginiaHarrison HandTempleJaylinn HawkinsCaliforniaC.J. HendersonFloridaLavert HillMichiganDarnay HolmesUCLANoah IgbinogheneAuburnDane JacksonPittsburghLamar JacksonNebraskaJaylon JohnsonUtahBrandon JonesTexasBoPete KeyesTulaneXavier McKinneyAlabamaJosh MetellusMichiganChris MillerBaylorTanner MuseClemsonMichael OjemudiaIowaJeff OkudahOhio StateJames PierreFlorida AtlanticTroy PrideNotre DameJ.R. ReedGeorgiaJohn ReidPenn StateAmik RobertsonLouisiana TechReggie Robinson IITulsaStanford SamuelsFlorida StateJosiah ScottMichigan StateL’Jarius SneedLouisiana TechGeno StoneIowaA.J. TerrellClemsonDaniel ThomasAuburnStantley Thomas-OliverFlorida InternationalKindle VildorGeorgia SouthernK’Von WallaceClemsonAntoine Winfield Jr.MinnesotaSpecialistsPlayerPositionCollegeTyler BassKGeorgia SouthernRodrigo BlankenshipKGeorgiaJoseph CharltonPSouth CarolinaBlake FergusonLSLSUSterling HofrichterPSyracuseBraden MannPTexas A&MJJ MolsonKUCLAAlex PechinPBucknellArryn SipossPAuburnTommy TownsendPFloridaMichael TurkPArizona StateSteven WirtelLSIowa StateNFL Combine drillsFor now, the bench press remains in place as one of the customary workouts at the NFL Combine, meaning all players will go through the same seven general drills — 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle, 60-yard shuttle — in 2020.New this year, though, will be changes to a handful of position-specific drills with entertainment value in mind. (Again, the league is aiming for better TV ratings.) From Sports Illustrated’s Kalyn Kahler:”Roughly eight or nine position-specific drills have been cut from the workouts and replaced with the same number of new drills. The committee decided to add timing to some existing drills like the gauntlet, and the defensive backs’ W drill, in order to make the workouts more entertaining for fans tuning in to the NFL Network’s broadcast. …”Some of the new drills include a smoke route for quarterbacks and wide receivers. A smoke route is a short route, a one-step hitch that is popular in run pass option plays which are now a staple of NFL offenses. The smoke route is usually used on the backside of a run play as a bail out for the quarterback when the run look isn’t there. This drill will also be timed, from the quarterback’s hands to the receiver’s hands.”Per Kahler’s report, there will also be new drills for tight ends and linemen, including a figure eight pass-rush drill for D-linemen.The timed “Figure 8” drill will be a new addition for DL at the NFL Scouting Combine.Prospects are to stay as close to the hoop as possible. There’s an object on the ground for them to grab while staying on the move, which shows their bend/flexibility.Here’s an example: pic.twitter.com/ZxR7Lphejz— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) February 20, 2020NFL Combine recordsBelow are the best numbers for the core NFL Combine events — 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle — since 2006, or what the league calls “recent” history.The NFL does not keep Combine records, so these marks are unofficial.MORE: Complete NFL Combine recordsBench pressRecord holder: Stephen Paea, DT, 2011Repetitions (225 pounds): 49Top five since 2006:RankPlayerRepsPos.Year1.Stephen Paea49DT20112.Mitch Petrus45OL2010T3.Jeff Owens44DT2010T3.Dontari Poe44DT2012T5.Russell Bodine42C2014T5.Harrison Phillips42DT2018T5.Tank Tyler42DL2007Vertical jumpRecord holder: Chris Conley, WR, 2015 / Donald Washington, CB, 2009Height: 45.0″Top five since 2006:RankPlayerHeightPos.YearT1.Chris Conley45.0WR2015T1.Donald Washington45.0CB20093.Byron Jones44.5CB2015T4.A.J. Jefferson44.0CB2010T4.Obi Melifonwu44.0S2017T4.Juan Thornhill44.0S2019Broad jumpRecord holder: Byron Jones, DB, 2015Length: 12’3″Top five since 2006: RankPlayerLengthPos.Year1.Byron Jones12’3″CB2015T2.Obi Melifonwu11’9″S2017T2.Emanuel Hall11’9″WR2019T2.Juan Thornhill11’9″S20195.Miles Boykin11’8″WR2019Three-cone drillRecord holder: J.T. Thomas, CB, 2018Time: 6.28 secondsTop five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.Year1.Jordan Thomas6.28CB20182.Jeffrey Maehl6.42WR20113.Buster Skrine6.44DB2011T4.Scott Long6.45WR2010T4.David Long6.45CB201920-yard shuttleRecord holder: Jason Allen, CB, 2006 / Brandin Cooks, WR, 2014Time: 3.81 secondsTop five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.YearT1.Brandin Cooks3.81WR2014T1.Jason Allen3.81CB20063.Bobby McCain3.82CB20154.B.W. Webb3.84CB2013T5.Justin Simmons3.85FS2016T5.Desmond Trufant3.85CB201360-yard shuttleRecord holder: Shelton Gibson, WR, 2017Time: 10.71 secondsTop five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.Year1.Shelton Gibson10.71WR2017T2.Brandin Cooks10.72WR2014T2.Avonte Maddox10.72CB2018T4.Jamell Fleming10.75CB2012T4.Buster Skrine10.75DB2011last_img read more