â€¢Senior Parents: If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in the yearbook, contact Ms. Ford atÂ ktfordatusd353.com. â€¢There will be a Driver’s Education meeting on April 29th at 3:15 p.m. at the Middle School in the Little Theatre.Â Please stop by the office, or speak with Mr. Wilmoth for more information. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments â€¢Seniors: Please plan on attending the Senior meeting on Wednesday, April 29th at 10 p.m. a.m. in the auditorium. You will receive information regarding Baccalaureate, marching practice, graduation and your checkout forms. â€¢Seniors: You can turn in pictures for the Graduation video until May 1. We will not accept any pictures after May 1 unless previous arrangements are made. â€¢Yearbook orders and money are due to Ms. Ford by the end of the day onÂ Thursday, April 23. â€¢There will be a short Work Ethic meetingÂ on TuesdayÂ right after school in the commons. â€¢Attention STUCO members: Â There will be a stuco meetingÂ this WednesdayÂ atÂ 7:15Â in room 107.Â Please bring something to write with Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, April 20, 2015:Mondayâ€¢ Baseball at Buhler 2 p.m.â€¢ Softball at Buhler 4:30 p.m.â€¢ Varsity Tennis at Maize South 3 p.m.Tuesdayâ€¢ Tennis at Circle 1 p.m.â€¢ JV Golf at Sierra Hills 3 p.m.â€¢ Track at Caldwell 3 p.m.Wednesdayâ€¢ Service DayThursdayâ€¢ JV Golf at Hesston 1 p.m.â€¢ Baseball at WHS vs. Circle 4 p.m.â€¢ Softball at WHS vs. Circle 4:30Fridayâ€¢ Golf at Cherry Oaks 3 p.m.â€¢ Tennis at Winfield 3 p.m.â€¢ Track at Clearwater 3 p.m.Saturdayâ€¢ Prom – all day.TODAY’S LUNCH: Chicken Patty, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Green Beans, Pineapple Chunks, Hot Roll and MilkTomorrow’s Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad with Romaine, Bread Stick, Marinara Sauce, Applesauce and MilkTodayâ€™s Newsâ€¢Baseball will be released at 10:55 today, Varsity Tennis at 12:30 and Softball at 1:40. They will be marked Activity. â€¢Help the Library create the ultimate young adult reading list by scanning the QR Codes on the flyers around the school. Let the Library know what books you want to read!Â You can also go to: http://goo.gl/forms/yElq1CUx2b â€¢Give us a hand and donate a can. There will be a food drive this week- class against class. The winning class will be served Ice Cream on service day. The deadline to bring cans will be on Tuesday, April 21st. Freshman take your cans to room 412- Mrs. Carroll. Sophomores to Room 105- Mrs. Bristow. Juniors to room 110- Ms. Hollas and Seniors to Room 208- Defore. â€¢Prom entertainment applications are due tomorrow toÂ Ms. Ford.â€¢Juniors and Seniors: Remember you must be in attendance on Friday in order to attend prom on Saturday. â€¢Juniors and Seniors: A few Prom Announcements–You can sign up for the dodge ball and obstacle course for after prom in the office.-If you would be interested in performing for your classmates at prom, please pick up an entertainment application from Ms. Ford or stop by the office.-Tickets are now on sale by the student entrance before and after school. They are $30.00.– You can sign-up out of town dates in the office.-If you are planning on attending After Prom, you must read and sign a student pledge sheet. You may pick up the forms in the office.-Please see Ms. Ford if you have any questions or concerns. â€¢The Jostens man will be here to deliver class rings on Thursday, April 23rd at 11 p.m.. If you still have a balance due on your ring, don’t forget to bring your final payment on delivery day. If you forgot to order your class ring on the original order day, you can order your class ring on delivery day. If you already haveÂ a class ring and it needs to be resized or repaired, bring it on delivery day and the Jostens man will take care of it for you. Today is:National Look Alike DayNational Lima Bean Respect DayNational Pineapple Upside Down DayFollow us on Twitter. â€¢Attention all Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen: Â If you are interested in being a class officer next year, pick up an application in the office.Â Remember you must be passing 5 classes to be eligible to serve as an officer.Â Applications will be due Friday, April 24. Â Elections will be heldÂ Tuesday, May 5Â during second Hour.
Sumner Newscow report â€” Last Friday, the varsity wrestling team competed in The Marion County duals with 15 other schools. Â Wellington finished eighth going 2-3 in duals. The Dukes beat Hillsboro, 60-18 and West Elk 60-18. Wellington lost to Chanute 50-30 thus ending up 2-1 in pool play. In bracket play, Wellington lost to Burlington 54-24 before losing to Douglass 45-36. The Crusaders were open at 152 and 138 pounds. Individual records are as follows.106 â€” Tim Schmidt 3-2113 â€” Mitch Gould 2-3120 â€” Daniel Schmidt 4-1126 â€” Nic Reyes 1-4132 â€” Andrew Wolf 2-3145 â€” Shane Hughes 2-3160 â€” Colton Glover 4-1170 â€” Aaron Schoemann 5-0182 â€” Ian Groom 4-1195 â€” Jason Norris 3-2220 â€” Jace Lowe 2-3285 â€” Miguel Lujan 5-0.On Saturday, the junior varsity wrestled in Rose Hill and had a pretty good day going 22-20 as a team. Individual records and placement are as follows:120 â€” Blake Bales 1-3.120 â€” Auston Trillo 2-1, second place.126 â€” Tyler Murray 5-0, first place.126 â€” Trevor Stover 2-2.132 â€” Kadin Heacock 2-1, second place.138 â€” Nick Hawkins Â 3-1, second place.160 â€” Braden Struble 4-1, second place.182 â€” Drake Alcorn 1-4.220 â€” Kyle Parsons 1-3.285 â€” Cody Metz 1-4.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Help wanted:Â Housekeeping position at Sumner Regional Medical Center.This is a full time position, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must be able to work occasional weekends and shared holidays. Qualified individuals will possess the ability to do laundry for patient care, keep storage rooms stocked, distribute linens and laundered articles, replace soiled drapes and cubicle curtains, disinfect and sterilize equipment and supplies, sweep, scrub, wax, and polish floors, clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, empty wastebaskets. Competitive benefits with compensation based on experience. The successful applicant will be required to pass a post offer drug screen. Interested individuals should apply online at www.srmcks.org, send resume to Emily Pierce, HR Coordinator, email@example.com, or apply in person at 1323 North A St, Wellington, KSÂ 67152. Equal Opportunity/Tobacco & Drug Free Employer.
In the early game Sunday, the St. Louis BattleHawks routed the New York Guardians, 29-9. That game was also essentially decided in the first half.MORE: How much do XFL players get paid?Sporting News provided live scores, updates and highlights for Week 3 of XFL action. Here is everything that happened Sunday:DC Defenders at Los Angeles Wildcats score, highlightsFinal: Los Angeles 39, DC 98:40 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, DC. The Defenders crack the end zone with their backup quarterback under center and the game already put away. Nick Brossette ran it 38 yards. 39-9, Los Angeles.pic.twitter.com/9ieAZJBNPh— DC Defenders (@XFLDefenders) February 24, 20208:24 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Los Angeles. Carter finds the end zone again, this time on a 20-yard run. 39-3, Los Angeles.Hat trick for @ThatManCarterIV 🎩DC 3 | 39 LA#TheWildcatWay pic.twitter.com/R7kQGLPruB— Los Angeles Wildcats (@XFLWildcats) February 24, 2020Third quarter: Los Angeles 33, DC 38:12 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Los Angeles. Jones is picked for the fourth time.The @XFLWildcats get their fourth interception and fifth total turnover.Sheesh.📺 @FS1🖥 https://t.co/LsFYGAPLBa pic.twitter.com/OTGs3dt39J— XFL (@xfl2020) February 24, 20208 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Los Angeles. This is out of hand. Josh Johnson has been incredible under center for the Wildcats, and his fine day continues with a screen throw to Martez Carter taken to the end zone. Carter did most of the work there to help out Johnson’s already great stat line. 33-3, Los Angeles.😳 @ThatManCarterIV with the FLIP for the touchdown!The @XFLWildcats are running away with it! pic.twitter.com/ZhqXUFzP8u— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 24, 20207:52 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Los Angeles. Jones throws his third interception of the contest. He only has nine completions for 69 yards. Horrible afternoon for him.You love to see it. @mojotocho forces the FOURTH turnover of the day!#TheWildcatWay pic.twitter.com/N7Ak3EHs2Z— Los Angeles Wildcats (@XFLWildcats) February 24, 20207:40 p.m.: DC begins the second half with the ball.Halftime: Los Angeles 27, DC 37:25 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, DC. The Defenders finally put together a nice drive, but it crumbles in Los Angeles territory and they settle for a field goal. 27-3, Los Angeles.7:16 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Los Angeles. After blocking a punt, the Wildcats pad their lead even further. 27-0, Los Angeles.ANOTHER ONE@ThatManCarterIV runs in his second TD of the game and the @XFLWildcats are up 27-0 in the first half 😱 pic.twitter.com/KoXacmlYB5— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 24, 2020What just happened 😬The Defenders botch the punt and the @XFLWildcats recover! pic.twitter.com/AzHGPHPzx7— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 24, 20206:56 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Los Angeles. Wow. The underdogs are blowing out DC right now. McBride hauls in his second touchdown catch of the half. One-point attempt is unsuccessful. 20-0, Los Angeles.Oh my goodness @Uno_Dos_Tre3 😱 The WR’s 2nd TD of the day!DC 0 | 20 LA#TheWildcatWay pic.twitter.com/lXa1GlztxR— Los Angeles Wildcats (@XFLWildcats) February 24, 20206:40 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Los Angeles. Larry Rose rushes for the score from short-distance. Two-point attempt is successful. 14-0, Los Angeles.The @XFLWildcats take a 14-point lead over the undefeated @XFLDefenders 👀📺 @FS1🖥 https://t.co/LsFYGAPLBa pic.twitter.com/7OTtWR6i1M— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 2020First quarter: Los Angeles 6, DC 06:35 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Los Angeles. Jones has thrown two first-quarter picks.The @XFLWildcats get ANOTHER interception off of Cardale Jones📺 @FS1🖥 https://t.co/LsFYGAPLBa pic.twitter.com/7PeTsktpvD— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 20206:18 p.m.: LA is forced to punt after its takeaway.6:14 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Los Angeles. The Wildcats are coming out red hot. Cardale Jones’ pick is taken back 15 yards into Defenders territory.PICKED OFF!The @XFLWildcats with the HUGE interception on the first drive of the game from Cardale Jones. pic.twitter.com/Wkug8ER8fP— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 23, 20206:09 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Los Angeles. How about that? Josh Johnson hits Tre McBride for a 40-yard score. The two-point attempt was unsuccessful. 6-0, Los Angeles.That’s our 1️⃣5️⃣ First TD of the season for @Uno_Dos_Tre3!DC 0 | LA 6#TheWildcatWay pic.twitter.com/sPuKq3OWH1— Los Angeles Wildcats (@XFLWildcats) February 23, 20206:05 p.m.: We’re underway in LA with a matchup between the undefeated Defenders and winless Wildcats.New York Guardians at St. Louis BattleHawks score, highlightsFinal: St. Louis 29, New York 95:55 p.m.: The game officially ends, but the result had been clear for a while. The BattleHawks improve to 2-1 this season.5:52 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, St. Louis. The BattleHawks are back on top by 20 with under a minute to go with a 36-yard kick. 29-9, St. Louis.5:33 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, New York. The Guardians finally get on the board with an eight-yard touchdown pass. 26-9, St. Louis.5:26 p.m.: New York gets the ball in St. Louis territory after forcing another punt, but it won’t do the Guardians any good if they can’t make it result in a touchdown. They need scores, and fast.5:19 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, New York. The Guardians squander their extra set of downs and are stopped short of the end zone again. St. Louis will take over on downs.5:18 p.m.: Three plays that go nowhere result in fourth-and-goal from the 3 for New York.5:15 p.m.: New York is struggling on goal-to-go, but it does get a new set of downs after defensive holding. The Guardians will have the ball at the 3.Third quarter: St. Louis 26, New York 35:07 p.m.: New York gets the ball back after a three-and-out. Tim Cook III takes the Guardians’ first play from scrimmage 33 yards to St. Louis’ 16. If they could get a touchdown and a big extra point, the Guardians would be right back in it.5 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, New York. Tough going for the Guardians — they make it all the way to St. Louis’ 13-yard line but are stopped short on fourth-and-1. The BattleHawks will take over around their 15-yard line with little more than a quarter remaining.4:56 p.m.: Williams keeps the play alive with his legs and hits Teo Redding for a 13-yard gain. New York isn’t out of it quite yet.4:54 p.m.: Williams hits Justin Stockton on the screen play to get a big chunk of yardage back, but New York now faces fourth-and-4 from its 41.4:53 p.m.: More offensive mishaps for the Guardians. Williams bobbles the snap and jumps on it for a loss of 3 yards. He is then sacked for a loss of 8 on the ensuing drive by Andrew Ankrah.4:49 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, St. Louis. Russolino is at it again! He boots a 58-yard field goal inside the left upright to make it 26-3 St. Louis. That’s his second field goal the today..@tgrussolino from FIFTY EIGHT📺 @espn🖥 https://t.co/qZVDJBytZi pic.twitter.com/w5oIEZskl8— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 20204:47 p.m.: Nice play by Ta’amu to remain up and keep the play alive.Jordan Ta’amu was NOT going down📺 @espn🖥 https://t.co/qZVDJBytZi pic.twitter.com/iGzZu6iO5r— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 20204:45 p.m.: The Guardians will take over near their 20-yard line after forcing a three-and-out.4:43 p.m.: New York facing first-and-25 after an unsportsmanlike penalty call on center Ian Silberman. Not a great start to the half.4:41 p.m.: Here comes New York, without McGloin. His backup, Marquise Williams (who led the North Carolina Tar Heels to an 11-win season and ACC championship game berth in 2015) is on the field in replacement. McGloin will finish with 8 of 11 passing for 84 yards and an interception.Halftime: St. Louis 23, New York 34:25 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, New York. Wait, never mind. McGloin overthrows his receiver and is intercepted by St. Louis’ Kenny Robinson A little pushing and shoving after the fact but that should do it for the half.Go up and GET it young man.@krob2__ pulls in his his first XFL interception.📺 @espn🖥 https://t.co/qZVDJBytZi pic.twitter.com/GSv2bCdsCy— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 20204:24 p.m.: McGloin gets New York into St. Louis territory with completions of 20 and 21 yards. The Guardians are driving at the 27-yard line with 39 seconds remaining to try and get a score.4:19 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, St. Louis. And Jones punches it in from a yard out on the fifth play of the drive. A nifty double-pass (forward lateral from Ta’amu to De’Mornay Pierson-El, who fakes the sweep and pulls up for a connection with Alonzo Russell) nets the BattleHawks their first 2-point conversion of the game to make it 23-3 St. Louis.Matt Jones brings the POWER📺 @espn🖥 https://t.co/qZVDJBytZi pic.twitter.com/1Xil4xZRtV— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 2020WE LOVE TRICKERY📺 @espn🖥 https://t.co/qZVDJBytZi pic.twitter.com/3wfL8eiArK— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 20204:10 p.m.: St. Louis forces a three-and-out, block the ensuing punt and return the football to the Guardians’ 17. The BattleHawks are completely in control of this game.They call it SPECIAL teams for a reason, folks📺 @espn🖥 https://t.co/qZVDJBytZi pic.twitter.com/TzT1GjGjPB— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 20204:07 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, St. Louis. The BattleHawks’ drive stalls deep into New York territory but Taylor Russolino still manages to get a score with a 39-yard field goal. It’s 15-3 St. Louis.4:01 p.m.: St. Louis is moving the ball very well on its latest drive. The BattleHawks are in the red zone in nine plays with roughly five minutes remaining in the half.3:56 p.m.: St. Louis is going to get excellent field position after a late hit out of bounds on New York’s ensuing punt. The BattleHawks will take over at their 42-yard line.3:49 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, St. Louis. The BattleHawks score the first kickoff return touchdown in XFL history off a reverse. Keith Mumphery laterals it to Joe Powell, who barely sneaks across the goal line for the history-making score. It’s 12-3 St. Louis after another botched conversion attempt.”Get to the end zone. That was it.”📺 @espn🖥 https://t.co/qZVDJBytZi pic.twitter.com/C9H8GTf97z— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 20203:45 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, New York. Matthew McCrane gets New York on the board for the first time since Week 1 with a 53-yard field goal to cut the lead to 6-3 St. Louis.Kicking in a dome: A kicker’s dream.The @XFLGuardians pull within 3 with this DEEP one.📺 @espn🖥 https://t.co/qZVDJBytZi pic.twitter.com/gjWOA7LkUX— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 2020First quarter: St. Louis 6, New York 03:32 p.m.: Guardians finally get off the field on third down (BattleHawks elect not to go for it on fourth-and-2 from the New York 42). They’ll take over at their 35 after St. Louis’ punt goes for a touchback.3:29 p.m.: The Guardians have either delayed or extended the BattleHawks’ drive with penalties on each of their last two third-down tries. New York can’t get out of its own way.3:25 p.m.: St. Louis’ second drive is extended after the L.A.’s punt defense team runs into the punter. That’s a 5-yard penalty that gives the BattleHawks a new set of downs at the 38-yard line. Week 3 of the XFL season finished with one of the most shocking results for the league to date — a 39-9 victory on Sunday by the previously winless Los Angeles Wildcats over the DC Defenders. DC quarterback Cardale Jones, who had looked like an MVP candidate through the first two weeks of the campaign, threw four interceptions and was benched in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles passer Josh Johnson, meanwhile, impressed with 278 yards through the air, three scores and no turnovers. 3:22 p.m.: It’s more of the running game, as Jones takes it out to the 26-yard (13 yards) line on just two carries. It’s going to be a long day for Los Angeles if it can’t stop the run game.3:18 p.m.: New York’s offensive struggles continuing in Week 3. The Guardians faced third-and-4 at the St. Louis 37-yard line, but gave up an 11-yard sack against Casey Sayles. The BattleHawks will take over at their 13-yard line after the ensuing 36-yard punt.You can run … but @case_man_ is gonna hunt ya down. 😤#ForTheLoveOfFootball x #ClearedToEngage pic.twitter.com/900LKjhgoF— St. Louis BattleHawks (@XFLBattleHawks) February 23, 20203:11 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, St. Louis. Well, that didn’t take long. The BattleHawks take their opening drive three plays and 72 yards in just 1:49 of game time for the touchdown. Running back Matt Jones started the drive with three rushes of 6, 5 and 47 yards before Christine Michael finished the drive off with a 14-yard touchdown. It’s 6-0 St. Louis.CHRISTINE MICHAEL IS TOO STRONG.🖥 https://t.co/qZVDJBytZi pic.twitter.com/RoNYUeLoeO— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 2020
The USWNT won the World Cup last summer, while the country’s men failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Still, there remains a financial gap in earnings between squads that has been elevated in the public spotlight over the past year. The USWNT used its World Cup triumph as a platform to argue for rights it contends have not been fairly afforded.“The job of a [men’s national team player] carries more responsibility within US Soccer than the job of a [women’s national team] player,” wrote U.S. Soccer in its response to the lawsuit.At one point in the filing, U.S. Soccer painted the difference between men and women players as a matter inherent physical talent, writing among other things that men have superior lung capacity and muscle composition than women. In an attempt to drive home this point, U.S. Soccer referenced a study that says five-time Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Katie Ledecky could never be as valuable as prolific men’s swimmer Michael Phelps due to biological differences. “No matter how great the great Katie Ledecky gets,” U.S. Soccer wrote, “she will never beat Michael Phelps or his endurance counterparts in the pool.”A USWNT spokesperson on Tuesday wrote in a statement that U.S. Soccer’s filing was “just plain simple sexism” and “sounds as if it had been made by a caveman.”Latest statement from Molly Levinson, spokesperson for the #USWNT players just hit my email on last night’s filings. pic.twitter.com/lFU4zrQIG7— Meg Linehan (@itsmeglinehan) March 10, 2020The sides are expected to meet in federal court in May if they do not reach a settlement. The United States Soccer Federation argued in a Monday night court filing that the gender discrimination lawsuit lodged by the U.S. women’s national team does not have legal standing under the Equal Pay Act.In documents obtained by BuzzFeed News, U.S. Soccer alleged that because women players are less skilled than men in soccer and to not bear the same level of responsibilities, they should not be owed the $67 million in back pay they are suing to obtain or be given comparable facilities.
The Giants may have had a disappointing 4-12 season in 2019, but they were able to address a lot of important needs in the 2020 NFL Draft.The first order of business: getting quarterback Daniel Jones some protection on the offensive line. New York got that done with the fourth overall pick, taking Georgia left tackle Andrew Thomas. MORE 2020 NFL DRAFT:Full results | Team-by-team grades | Winners & losersGiants draft picks 2020: Who did New York pick?Round 1, Pick No. 4: Andrew Thomas, LT, GeorgiaRound 2, Pick No. 36: Xavier McKinney, S, AlabamaRound 3, Pick No. 99: Matt Peart, OT, UConnRound 4, Pick No. 110: Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLARound 5, Pick No. 150: Shane Lemieux, G, OregonRound 6, Pick No. 183: Cam Brown, OLB, Penn StateRound 7, Pick No. 218: Carter Coughlin, LB, MinnesotaRound 7, Pick No. 238: T.J. Brunson, ILB, South CarolinaRound 7, Pick No. 247: Chris Williamson, CB, MinnesotaRound 7, Pick No. 255: Tae Crowder, LB, GeorgiaGiants 2020 NFL Draft orderRoundPick No.142363994110515061837218723872477255MORE: Read the latest NFL Draft news at SN’s draft HQGiants NFL Draft needsOffensive tackle: GM Dave Gettleman’s last two first round picks have been quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley. It seems it would make the most sense to protect those investments. Safety: The Giants have Jabrill Peppers and Julian Love as their starting safeties, a formidable duo, but far from elite. Edge: The Giants need edge rushers to get after the quarterback. They’re strong up the middle with Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence, but they lack the pure athlete to get around the edge. Linebacker: If New York doesn’t go with an offensive lineman at No. 4, Isaiah Simmons could fill a void at linebacker and safety.Giants mock draft 2020Here are the latest 2020 NFL Draft projections for the Giants, according to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft :RoundPick No.PlayerPositionCollege14Isaiah SimmonsLBClemson236Antoine Winfield Jr.SMinnesota399Ben BartchOTSt. Johns (MN)4110Donovan Peoples-JonesWRMichigan5150Jason StrowbridgeEDGENorth Carolina6183James RobinsonRBIllinois St.7218Stephen SullivanTELSU7238Carter CoughlinEDGEMinnesota7247Trajan BandyCBMiami7255Trystan Colon-CastilloGMissouri Next, the Giants needed to add an elite talent in the secondary. They got that with their second-round pick in Alabama safety Xavier McKinney. New York rounded out day two with a second offensive tackle, Connecticut’s Matt Peart. On day three, they added four linebackers, a pair of conrers and an offensive linemanHere’s a look at the Giants’ 2020 NFL Draft:
The Michael Jordan documentary has captured the nation’s attention like few — any? — documentaries ever. Sports fans across the country have been riveted every Sunday night as ESPN broadcasts back-to-back episodes of “The Last Dance.”I’ve watched every second because I remember watching Jordan play, and the nostalgia is intoxicating. Younger folks than me watch because they’ve heard stories of Jordan, but never seen him like this. And some people — such as Scott Burrell — watch because, well, they know Jordan and they can see themselves on the television. Burrell is a basketball coach now. After eight years as an assistant at Quinnipiac, he was named the coach at Southern Connecticut State, a Division II school, in July 2015. In his five years, the Owls have a 91-56 record.“I love what I do. I love coaching,” he said. “I love trying to make an impact on kids’ lives. I love trying to win a championship without playing, trying to figure out what the other team’s going to do each night. I love the ins and outs of coaching. The challenges are finding guys who are self-motivated — truly self-motivated, not fake self-motivated — and figuring out what pieces you need for each team.”And now, if he needs lessons on motivation or finding the right pieces for a team, he has a documentary for his players to watch that just might hit home. “I think it’s awesome,” Burrell told Sporting News in a phone interview on Monday. “You see old live footage of when you played with that team, and how it was to play with Michael, what makes Michael great and all the advantages Michael tries to get on people, or what motivates him.”MORE: Harvey Schiller responds to Michael Jordan calling him ‘a d—’ in ‘The Last Dance’Burrell played with Jordan during the 1997-98 season, the “The Last Dance” season. Cameras followed Jordan and the Bulls everywhere, filming pretty much everything. And a few of the scenes that made the final cut showed Jordan giving Burrell — who was in his first year with the Bulls, his fifth year in the NBA and who turned 27 during the season — plenty of trouble on and off the court.One scene in particular shows Jordan telling the video crew about Burrell’s propensity for late nights and partying.I asked Burrell if he knew that was coming. He just started laughing.“Oh, I knew. I’ve seen parts of the video, so I knew it was coming,” he said. “Oh yeah. It doesn’t bother me. It’s 22 years ago, No. 1. And No. 2, it was an exaggeration of who I am and what I’d do. But that’s how stories are built, what makes things fun, the exaggeration. You don’t tell someone you caught a fish six inches long. You tell them you caught one that’s 22 inches long. The little one is everyday, but an exaggerated story makes it fun. That’s the way I look at it because that’s the way it was. But Twitter had fun with it.”And then there was the scene where Jordan berates Burrell during practice because he wasn’t properly running the offense. There was no exaggeration there, only a demand for perfection.“That’s a good representation. That was one of my first practices,” Burrell said. “I just gave him an answer because I didn’t know what to say to him. I mean, first of all, no one is ever going to double-team me. He’s like, ‘What are you waiting for the double-team for?’ And I’m thinking, ‘Because that’s the first thing that came to my mind.’ But I was new and I didn’t know the triangle offense yet. So when the wing guy cut and the corner guy cut, I’m like, ‘Damn, what’s the next thing in this offense?’”Burrell, a 6-7 small forward who played college ball at UConn, was traded from the Warriors to the Bulls straight up for Dickey Simpkins about a month before the 1997-98 season started. So he not only was learning the triangle offense, but also was walking into one of the most intense seasons in NBA history. It was the last dance for the Bulls as everyone knew them. It was Phil Jackson’s last year as the team’s coach, and rumors were flying that Jordan would follow him out the door. Scottie Pippen was unhappy with his contract and Dennis Rodman was, well, Dennis Rodman.I started to ask Burrell if anyone on the team — Michael, Scottie or Dennis, or maybe Phil — sat down with him to explain his role, and he cut me off.“Ryan, Ryan, Ryan. I’m playing with three Hall of Famers. You know what your damn role is already, my man,” he said, laughing loudly. “You don’t need to ask. A team that won five out of seven championships, two in a row, you don’t need to have your role defined. Just give him the ball. Rebound, play D, make shots. There’s no role definition that needs to be taught. Don’t mess this s— up. That’s all you’ve got to do.”MORE: A complete guide to watching ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentaryWe only see a bit of Burrell in the documentary. The focus, as it should be, was on Jordan and the other big names. Burrell played his role well for the Bulls, averaging about 14 minutes, 5.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game during the regular season, then about a dozen minutes per game in Chicago’s run to the 1998 championship.But that’s just a snippet of Burrell’s fascinating athletic career. At Sporting News, I’ve spent most of my time writing about baseball or college hoops, and Burrell knows a thing or two about both of those subjects. So of course I talked with him about that, too.Before he was a first-round pick (20th overall) by the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets in 1993, Burrell was a first-round pick (26th overall) in the MLB Draft in 1989.Yep, he was a baseball pitcher. Burrell turned down the Mariners’ offer that year, though, opting to attend UConn on a hoops scholarship. The Blue Jays picked him in the fifth round of the 1990 draft, and Burrell signed with the Jays, with the goal of playing both professional baseball and college basketball. That was, putting it lightly, a challenge.“The majority of those guys played baseball and that was it, but I’d have to go back to school in September,” Burrell said. “And I’d go to summer school each year, then go play baseball for like six weeks, so I never got to play enough. Basketball is a winter sport, so I never really got my arm strong before I got to baseball. I’d always be on a pitch limit, trying to get my arm strong. Then I would start a few games, but I never really got to where I knew. I did miss it, but I loved basketball. I’ll put it that way. I never really gave myself a full chance to be great at baseball.”Burrell averaged 8.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a freshman at UConn. That summer, in his first taste of pro ball, Burrell made seven starts for St. Catharines in the Low-A New York-Penn League. At 19 years old, he quickly learned his formula for success in high school — throw hard and mix in a curveball or two — wouldn’t cut it. Mike Owens, a lefty slugger for Batavia, taught him that lesson.“You think you’re bad because you throw hard when you’re young, but let me tell you something: I saw one of the farthest home runs I’ve ever seen, hit against me, especially with a wooden bat,” he said with a laugh. “It was unbelievable. I learned quickly that I needed to learn about location and changing speeds. He crushed it. Just crushed it.”Burrell finished those seven starts with a 5.86 ERA, with 24 strikeouts and 15 walks in 27 2/3 innings. After upping his hoops averages to 12.7 points and 7.5 rebounds as a sophomore at UConn that winter, Burrell had a much better summer on the diamond.He had a 1.50 ERA in two starts at St. Catharines, and the Jays quickly moved him to Class A Myrtle Beach. There, in five starts, Burrell posted a 2.00 ERA, with 31 strikeouts, 13 walks and 18 hits allowed in 27 innings.Burrell threw hard — mid-90s, he said — and added new breaking pitches to his repertoire as he spent time in pro ball.“You know what I loved about baseball? In the minors, you learn how to use your mind, you learn how to throw a better curveball, a changeup,” Burrell said. “I never had a changeup before. I had a fastball and a curveball. But talking with guys in the minors, I worked on a knuckle-curve, I worked on a changeup, and that’s what I loved. People would help you become better. Just like playing with Jordan. He helped me become better. You stop learning and you’re doing yourself an injustice.”Burrell’s basketball game took a big step forward that winter. In his junior season, he averaged 16.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. That changed his future prospects.“I knew I was good at basketball, but I didn’t know if I was draftable,” Burrell said. “But then you start playing in the Big East against guys like Alonzo (Mourning), Malik Sealy, Dikembe (Mutumbo), so you get a better judge of how good you are, or how good you can be. And then you talk with scouts, your coaches and get more confidence in yourself and your basketball game.”Burrell averaged 16 points again his senior year, was drafted in the first round and embarked on an NBA career that lasted eight years. Baseball was in the rear-view mirror.“I always wondered how good I could have been,” he said. “Could I have lasted and had a great career in baseball? No regrets, but I just wonder.”MORE: Jordan’s mom made him stop smoking cigars in ‘The Last Dance’ interviewsWe can’t talk about Scott Burrell without mentioning his most famous moment at UConn, of course. In his freshman year with the Huskies (1989-90), coach Jim Calhoun’s squad rolled to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament with a 28-5 record. UConn blitzed through its first two opponents, but found itself trailing Clemson by one point in the Sweet 16 with 1.0 seconds left on the clock.The ball was in Burrell’s hands, on the far baseline.“I knew Elden Campbell was guarding the inside of the court, so I couldn’t get anything to the left side of the court,” Burrell said. “That was taken away. I had two guys pretty open near halfcourt, but that’s not a really good chance of making that shot. So I saw Tate George was doing a great job of holding his guy, Sean Tyson, off, and Tate showed me his left hand.”Burrell, remember, had been a first-round pick of the Mariners the previous spring. But it was his football days he harkened back to in that moment: He tossed the ball all the way down the court.“My quarterback days in high school helped for that pass,” he said. “I knew I had to throw the old flag corner pattern. Once I released the ball, it was up to Tate. He was doing a great job holding his guy off. I saw him in the corner, close to the basket, so I threw it, he caught it, turned around and knocked it down.”George’s shot knocked out Clemson and is still on the short list of greatest NCAA Tournament buzzer-beaters of all time. But, the buzzer-beaters give and the buzzer-beaters take. UConn was knocked out in the very next round when Duke’s Christian Laettner hit one of his own to send the Blue Devils to the Final Four.
Michael Jordan is known for pushing his teammates to be the best — sometimes literally.In ESPN’s documentary series “The Last Dance,” Jordan is shown as a fierce competitor with a desire to win at all costs. His former teammate Steve Kerr has probably the best example of Jordan’s competitive streak. MORE: TV schedule for ESPN’s “The Last Dance”Prior to the 1995-96 season, Kerr described an “undercurrent” of unhappiness between him and Jordan. Kerr was the NBA players union representative for the Bulls, and Jordan and his agent David Falk had an offseason contract dispute that summer against the union. Jordan was also coming off a second-round loss to the Magic the previous season, and the intensity of the drills and practices were a reflection of his frustration.Jordan and Kerr began trash-talking at training camp, according to a 2013 ESPN story. During a scrimmage, Kerr was sick of Jordan’s actions, so he decided to voice his displeasure.”I’m not sure anyone had done that before,” Kerr recalled in a 2016 interview with VICE.Kerr began fouling Jordan, which led to Jordan punching Kerr. The pair got in a few good swings before teammates intervened. Kerr ended up with a black eye.”I was like the kid in ‘Jurassic Park’ who got attacked by the velociraptor,” Kerr told VICE. “[Bulls head coach] Phil [Jackson] came over to talk to me,” Kerr said. “He said, ‘You and Michael have to patch things up. You gotta talk to him and you gotta patch it up.’ I got home and there was a message on my phone, on my answering machine from Michael and he apologized. And it was weird.”In an interview with TNT’s Ernie Johnson, Kerr explained how that fight helped his relationship with Jordan and made both players better.“I feel like I passed the test and he trusted me more afterwards.”@SteveKerr discusses how a practice altercation with MJ helped grow their relationship on #NBATogether pic.twitter.com/yUwghEt513— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 23, 2020″I would say it definitely helped our relationship, and that probably sounds really weird,” Kerr said. “I wouldn’t recommend that to anybody at home. … For me in that case, Michael was definitely testing me, and I responded. I feel like I kind of passed the test, and he trusted me more afterwards.” Kerr ended up playing a pivotal role in the Bulls’ second three-peat. Jordan passed to Kerr for the game-winning shot in Game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals to clinch Chicago’s fifth title.The altercation also helped Jordan. In Jackson’s book “Eleven Rings,” Jordan credited the fight with Kerr for helping him trust his teammates: “It made me look at myself, and say, ‘You know what? You’re really being an idiot about this whole process.'”Kerr explained that the fight wasn’t as bad as it might sound, noting the differences in how practices were run during his playing days compared to the modern NBA.”I think it has to be understood in the context of intense competition,” Kerr said. “One thing that was more prevalent back then than now is the intensity of practices back then. I think we’re smarter now with preserving our players. We don’t have as many practice days now. It’s more about rest and recovery. So there’s not as much competition, and most of that is good. … “[Practices] were a huge part of the Bulls and Michael setting a standard for our play. So practice fights, not only on that team — there were probably three of them during the year on that team — on every team that I played on, late ’80s, early ’90s, there were a few practice fights. There was just a lot of competition, and things would get out of hand. It wasn’t really a huge deal in the grand scheme of things.”Ultimately, Kerr has the utmost respect for Jordan.”What made him a badass was that he wasn’t just a talent,” Kerr told VICE. “It was the understanding of … the work ethic, the game itself, the strategy involved. He got it all; he understood all of it. He was absolutely one of the smartest players I’ve ever played with.”
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — A Chickasaw County woman whose infant son’s lifeless body was found in a baby swing has been imprisoned for life without possibility of parole.Court records say 22-year-old Cheyanne Harris was sentenced Tuesday in New Hampton to the state-mandated penalty, and her request for a new trial was denied. A jury found her guilty Feb. 6 of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death.The charges stem from the death of 4-month-old Sterling Koehn, whose body was found Aug. 30, 2017, in a maggot-infested diaper at an apartment in Alta Vista. The swing was in a sweltering bedroom.An autopsy shows he died of malnutrition, dehydration and an E. coli infection.The baby’s father, Zachary Koehn, also has been sentenced to life in prison.