Experience of a Lifetime

first_imgThe Port Arthur Junior Bees were invited to the NFL Experience on Friday and Saturday. The event on Friday was only open for Pop Warner kids. The Pop Warner league has a partnership with the NFL. On Saturday, 30 youths from Port Arthur and 35 from Beaumont went on a trip to the Experience at the George R. Brown Center. (Courtesy photo)last_img

Wings and prayers

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Gladiators defeated By Soul, 52-28

first_imgCLEVELAND – The Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators, were defeated by the Philadelphia Soul on Saturday at The Q in Week 12 of the 2017 AFL season by a final score of 59-28. With the loss, Cleveland fell to 3-8 overall this season and currently remain alone in fourth place in the AFL standings.Philadelphia grabbed a 7-0 lead with a ten-yard touchdown pass from QB Dan Raudabaugh to WR Ryan McDaniel and, after a Cleveland turnover on downs, the Soul made it 14-0 by virtue of a one-yard Mykel Benson touchdown run. After the Soul pushed their edge to 21-0 with a nine-yard scoring strike from Raudabaugh to Soul WR Darius Reynolds, the Gladiators answered with a five-yard touchdown run from FB Jeramie Richardson that made it 21-7 at the end of the opening quarter of play.In the second, the Soul extended their lead to 28-7 with a 35-yard hookup from Raudabaugh to WR Shaun Kauleinamoku before Kauleinamoku reeled in a 28-yard toss from Raudabuagh shortly thereafter to make it 35-7 Philadelphia. Cleveland generated some momentum on their next drive, connecting on a 17-yard touchdown throw from QB Arvell Nelson to WR Michael Preston to make it 35-14 with 2:16 to go in the first half. Philadelphia answered back, however, with a 15-yard Raudabaugh-to-McDaniel touchdown throw to push their edge to 42-14 at the half.The third quarter began with the two teams trading interceptions before Cleveland’s Preston caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Nelson to make it 42-20. Then, Gladiators DB Kenny Veal notched his second pick of the quarter, and returned it 13 yards to the end zone to cut the Soul lead to 42-28 with under nine minutes to go in the third. In the final quarter, the Soul pushed their lead to 45-28 with a 25-yard field goal from former Gladiator K Adrian Trevino and sealed a 59-28 win with a 21-yard Raudabaugh-to-Kauleinamoku touchdown pass and a six-yard fumble return for a score from DL Justin Lawrence.Next up for the Gladiators, it’s a Week 13 bye, followed by the team’s final home game of the regular season, a 7 pm kickoff on Saturday, July 8th at The Q vs. the Tampa Bay David Sprouse Related TopicsCleveland GladiatorsPhiladelphia Soulcenter_img Co-editor, photographer covering the Cleveland Monsters, Gladiators and Indians. Also, passionate about high school sports, be sure to follow David on Twitter and Instagram @neosi_sprouse for in-game updates and up-to-the-minute developing news.last_img read more

Garner hails cricket as ‘force for good’ ahead of fund-raising T20

first_img(CMC) – WEST Indies legend Joel Garner has added his voice to those supporting the massive goodwill effort to rebuild stadiums affected by the passage of deadly hurricanes Irma and Maria last September.West Indies clash with an ICC World XI on May 31 at Lord’s in a fund-raising Twenty20 International and Garner noted that cricket was again showing it was a unifying force for good.“Our players have always been willing to be involved in any kind of charitable working going back to my playing days and even before,” said the former Windies team manager.“It is great to see the youngsters have again joined that rich tradition and they are happy to participate and give back to the community and those in need.”The great former fast bowler was Windies team manager last year during the one-day tour of England when several Caribbean islands were devastated by the tropical cyclones.He joined the outreach then by volunteering to collect funds and this year will be involved as part of the delegation to Lord’s for the high-profile match.“Last year we had a good day at the Oval where we interacted with the spectators in an effort to raise funds,” he explained.“This year will be no different. I think over 6 000 tickets have been sold so far and the match is still two weeks away. Based on these sales, it seems we will have a great crowd at Lord’s for the upcoming game.”He continued: “Cricket is again showing it can be a ‘force for good’ and it can help to bring people together. We have a situation here where cricket has stepped forward to help those in need. We have to say a huge thanks to the players who will participate.“All around the world sports helps to bring a smile to people’s faces and sportsmen are hailed as heroes, so it’s always great to see when those players give back in a meaningful way.”The Windies will be led by T20 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite and includes two-time world champions Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Samuel Badree.The match will also mark a return to international cricket for Andre Russell following his recent year-long ban.England white-ball captain Eion Morgan will skipper the World XI which will feature exciting Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, Pakistan batting star Shoaib Malik, Bangladesh stroke-maker Tamim Iqbal as well as Sandeep Lamichhane, the sensational 17-year-old wrist-spinner from Nepal.The match will be played under lights starting at 18:00hrs (13:00hrs Eastern Caribbean time).last_img read more

‘Rogue’ North Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Ordered to Vacate New Camp

first_imgPowered by WPeMatico (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) — Police in North Dakota have ordered dozens of “rogue” protesters to vacate the property of the North Dakota Access Pipeline.Police officers with representatives of the camp, including American Indian activist and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe member Chase Iron Eyes, according to the sheriff’s department. The group was told they were criminally trespassing on private property and that they needed to leave immediately, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release Wednesday.“In response to the actions of a rogue group of over 40 protesters who were attempting to establish another illegal camp on private property in southern Morton County, law enforcement officers warned them to vacate the area or face enforcement actions,” police said.The group was given a period of time to begin dismantling the camp and leave, but they did not show signs of vacating despite “multiple warnings,” police said, adding that the group insisted they would not leave.“This led to the decision to take action to enforce the law and evict the rogue group of protesters,” the sheriff’s department said.[PRESS RELEASE] Rogue Protesters try to Establish Illegal Camp on Private Property #dapl #nodapl #ndresponse pic.twitter.com/7RmQwfME4J— MortonCountySheriff (@MortonCountySD) February 1, 2017A group of demonstrators from one of the already established protest sites attempted to set up a new camp across the road from the existing one, one of the group leaders told ABC News Wednesday. The leader said the group believed they had the rights to use the land, although it is now private property, under a 19th century treaty.When the group did not disperse within the time allotted by police, officers moved in and arrested about 20 protesters, the group leader said. The arrests were “relatively peaceful,” the leader added, saying that while national guardsmen were on the scene to assist the sheriff’s office, they did not participate in the arrests.Days after he was inaugurated, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum aimed at advancing the pipeline. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may issue an easement in the coming days, which is one of the steps necessary to proceed with the controversial pipeline, according to two Republican lawmakers.However, recent statements from the Army and the project’s opponents indicate a decision is not imminent.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Relatedlast_img read more