Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones has had a great training camp and impressed in the Giants’ preseason opener, leading some to wonder if he’s going to push starter Eli Manning for playing time sooner than expected.New York Giants owner John Mara hopes that doesn’t happen this year. Antonio Brown launches Twitter search for helmet; Twitterverse wants better deal Pat Shurmur hits brakes on Daniel Jones hype train after impressive Giants debut O.J. Simpson weighs in on Ezekiel Elliott’s contract, Antonio Brown’s return to camp When pressed on whether he’d be happy if Jones didn’t play “one snap” this year, Mara didn’t back down.”I’d be very happy about that because that means we’re having a great year and Eli’s having a great year.” “I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel never sees the field,” Mara told reporters Tuesday when asked about the team’s quarterback situation. “That would be an ideal world where you would like to see that. Again, at the end of the day it’s going to be the decision by the head coach [Pat Shurmur] as to when or if Daniel ends up playing this year.”The 38-year-old Manning is set to open the season as the starter, but Jones has turned heads thus far. He completed all five of his passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in his NFL preseason debut against the Jets Thursday night. Related News “I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel never sees the field” – Giants owner John Mara pic.twitter.com/1JRNeozM2d— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) August 13, 2019Mara is not being disrespectful of Jones, but merely hoping that Manning can play well and help the team right away. It’s a reasonable wish for the owner of a team that finished 5-11 last season.Many Giants fans and NFL observers were surprised the Giants drafted Jones No. 6 overall in this year’s NFL Draft. Even if he doesn’t challenge Manning for playing time anytime soon, the rookie from Duke appears ahead of schedule.Here are all of Daniel Jones’ completions from last night. Promising start for Jones and the New York Football Giants.#NFL100 #Giants #HubU 🏈 pic.twitter.com/aBgKfdBKwp— Universal Sports Hub (@SportsHubU) August 9, 2019The Giants open their season Sept. 8 against the Cowboys in Dallas.
The young BiH basketball player Sani Čampara is the new player of Real from Madrid.The former player of the Sarajevo Spars signed a contract with the most successful European club and as of next season he will be a member of Real Madrid.It is planned that the 17-year-old playmaker joins the preparations of the first team of the Kings and during the season plays for the second team and juniors, who are expected to fight for the title in Spain and the junior Euroliga.Čampara has been excelling in the younger categories of Spars for several years now. With this club, he dominated in the BiH league, while in the shirt of the national team of BiH he proved himself on the international scene as well.With Džanan Musa and Njegoš Sikiraš, he was the main player of the U17 national team of BiH in the hunt for the title of the European champion in Lithuania last year, and he also excelled at the recently completed U17 World Championship in Spain.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba/bljesak.info)
DES MOINES — Two long-time members of the State Racing and Gaming Commission are retiring from the board when their current terms expire at the end of this month.Carl Heinrich of Council Bluffs and Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny each have served nine years on the body that regulates gambling in the state.Racing and Gaming Commission administrator Brian Ohorilko spoke about the two during the recent commission meeting.“Their patience, vision, and integrity, perspective, fairness, and impeccable judgment have resulted in sound, thoughtful, and consistent decisions — which have generated universal respect — no matter the outcome,” Ohorilko says.Heinrich is the former president of Iowa Western Community College. He talked about the experience during the recent IRGC meeting. “It has been an extreme pleasure to serve on this commission,” Heinrich says. “I have to admit when I was first appointed I was a bit apprehensive — because I really did not know the industry well.”He served during a time when the IRGC dealt with many high-profile issues. “I had to learn what was expected of me and to make decisions that I never thought I would make,” Heinrich says.Lamberti is an attorney and businessman who served in the Iowa Legislature before joining the commission. “It’s been a very interesting experience, I am glad I had the opportunity to serve. Nine years is a very lengthy time. I think turnover is good,” Lamberti says.He says his time on the commission was eventful. “During the nine years I think I got to do just about everything…in terms of people seeking expansion to basically putting a license up for bid in Sioux City — to now sports gaming,” according to Lamberti.Many of the issues were controversial — and he says none was tougher than deciding on new gambling license applications. “By far that’s the most difficult decision we have to make. Because it is not only the time and the work and the studies, the communities are very passionate about this, they invest a lot of their time, their effort, their money,” according to Lamberti. “And we take it very seriously You may not like how we vote — or you may like how we vote — but rest assured, we put our time in.”Lamberti says he thought he had seen everything he could when he decided to step down from the commission. And now says he knows that is true after watching the coronavirus pandemic force the closing of all 19 of the state-licensed casinos.Last week’s meeting was their last on the IRGC. A recognition of the two is planned at the July meeting if commissioners are again able to meet in person.