Sorry, 49ers fans: Why Malcolm Smith’s iconic interception never should have happened

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The 49ers visit the Seahawks on Sunday, marking the first time Richard Sherman will be back inside CenturyLink Field since he was released by Seattle in March.Naturally, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh was asked Thursday about his favorite memory of Sherman when the two were both in the Emerald City.“Well, there’s plenty. I guess one of the last ones, the tip where Malcolm (Smith) intercepted it,” Saleh said. “Sorry Niner fans.”Ah, yes, perhaps the defining moment of …last_img

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2018 Ohio Beef Expo photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Aaron Arnett with ST Genetics goes over the finer points of judging cattle in the 2018 Beef Expo Judging Contest that saw another large increase in participation. The trade show was very busy throughout the event. Wes Richey gave a fitting demonstration with Stock Show U. Johnny Regula calls out the online auction. The Hereford Open Show featured some high quality bulls. Champion Shorthorn bull in the Open show Angus sale Angus sale Hereford Sale Junior Showmanship Beau Johnson from Gallia County had a good day in Junior Showmanship. Delaney Chester from Warren County had the Res. Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer Carter McCauley, Guernsey County with his Champion Simmental steer Noah Smith, Sandusky County, had the Champion Mini Hereford Hailee Carter, Holmes County, had the champion MainTainer Heifer Chelsey Zurface, Clinton County with her market heifer. Wyatt Osborn, Highland County Olivia Wood from Clinton County with her Champion Shorthorn heifer Alexa Bockelman, Henry County, with her crossbred steer Branden Studenka, Fulton County won this class with his steer Erik Hanna, from Holmes County sets up his heifer Tanner Cordes, Montgomery County with his Shorthorn Plus The judge looks over an AOB class.Click HERE for complete results from the 2018 Ohio Beef Expolast_img read more

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Ireland announce squad for ODI series against Afghanistan

first_imgCricket Ireland on Thursday announced 14-member squad for the two-match ODI series against Afghanistan. The team has made one change from their Tri-series squad as Tyrone Kane replaces the injured Josh Little.Little who picked up a four-wicket haul on his ODI debut against England earlier this month, has been rested from the series against Afghanistan as a precaution to get him ready for the home series against Zimbabwe in July this year.”During the Tri-Series, Josh reported some minor back pain related to bowling. A precautionary scan showed a small area of bone stress in an area commonly seen in fast bowlers. We take these findings very seriously given the potential for such stress responses to develop into a more serious stress fracture that could put Josh out of action for up to 3 months if he were to continue bowling,” Mark Rausa (Head of Physiotherapy) said in an official statement.”We want to rest Josh from bowling for around four weeks and begin rehab immediately in preparation for the Zimbabwe series at the beginning of July,” he added.Ireland failed to win any match in the ongoing Tri-nation series against West Indies and Bangladesh. But the team would hope to put up a better performance in the series against Afghanistan.”The first few months of 2019 have shown the talent and potential within Irish cricket, and the emergence of new players on the international stage. Indeed in just the first half of this calendar year we have seen five players make their ODI debuts. With Tyrone Kane joining the squad for the Afghanistan series, he is in contention to be a sixth ODI debutant,” Andrew White, Chair of National Men’s selectors said in an official statement.advertisementIreland 14-member squad for the two-match ODI series against Afghanistan: William Porterfield (captain), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson.The team takes on Afghanistan in the first ODI of the two-match series on Sunday, May 19. Andrew Balbirnie reprimanded for showing dissentIreland’s top-order batsman Andrew Balbirnie on Thursday was reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for breaching the level one of ICC Code of Conduct during the team’s Tri-nation series match against Bangladesh on Wednesday.Balbirnie was found guilty of breaching Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player support personnel.The article relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.One demerit point has also been added to the disciplinary record of Balbirnie. This is the first offence for Balbirnie since the introduction of the revised code in September 2016.The incident happened after Balbirnie was dismissed in the tenth over of Ireland’s innings. The player was seen spending an excessive amount of time at the wicket and then he displayed displeasure at the umpire’s decision as he left the field of play.The 28-year-old cricketer accepted the offence imposed by the ICC. The sanction was imposed on him by match referee Chris Broad.On-field umpires Richard Kettleborough and Roly Black, and third umpire Alan Neill laid the charges on Balbirnie.Ireland was defeated by Bangladesh by six wickets on Wednesday. The final of the Tri-nation series will be played between West Indies and Bangladesh on May 17.Also Read | Irfan Pathan only Indian to enrol for 2019 Carribean Premier League players draftAlso Read | Virat Kohli won’t be affected by IPL performance, says Kuldeep Yadavlast_img read more

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