Everything you need to know for SEC Media Days 2019:MORE: Major storylines for every Power 5 media daysLocation for SEC Media Days 2019SEC Media Days will return to the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., in 2019 after foraying into the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta last year — the first time since 1985 it wasn’t held around the Birmingham, Ala., area (with the Wynfrey Hotel hosting it since 2001). That said, commissioner Greg Sankey has said he is open for the event to change locations every year, including Nashville, Tenn., and Dallas.SEC Media Days 2019 TV scheduleSEC Media Days will be televised on ESPN and the SEC Network, starting each day’s coverage with “SEC Now.” The show will broadcast live from Birmingham featuring hosts Peter Burns and Dari Nowkhah, with coaches from all 14 SEC teams scheduled to join the set following their podium trips. The Southeastern Conference helps kick off the unofficial start of the college football season next week with its annual media days.This year, the questions are sure to center around Alabama after its loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship to Clemson. Other topics that will likely dominate headlines include whether Georgia can finally clear the hurdle under coach Kirby Smart, Year 2 of the Dan Mullen and Jimbo Fisher eras at Florida and Texas A&M, respectively, and whether this is the year for LSU to truly challenge in the west. DateTime (ET)ProgrammingJuly 15NoonSEC Now…5:30 p.m.The Paul Finebaum Show…7 p.m.Homecoming with Titus O’NeilJuly 169:30 a.m.SEC Now…4:30 p.m.The Paul Finebaum ShowJuly 1710 a.m.SEC Now…4:30 p.m.The Paul Finebaum ShowJuly 1810 a.m.SEC Now…3 p.m.The Paul Finebaum ShowFull SEC Media Days schedule, speaking times(all times Eastern)Monday, July 15Barry Odom, Missouri (1:05 p.m. -1:35 p.m.)Dan Mullen, Florida (3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.)Ed Orgeron, LSU (4:55 p.m.-5:25 p.m.)Tuesday, July 16Kirby Smart, Georgia (10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)Matt Luke, Ole Miss (11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.)Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee (2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.)Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M (4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)Wednesday, July 16Nick Saban, Alabama (10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)Chad Morris, Arkansas (11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.)Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State (2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.)Will Muschamp, South Carolina (4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)Thursday, July 17Derek Mason, Vanderbilt (10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)Mark Stoops, Kentucky (11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.)Gus Malzahn, Auburn (12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m.)MORE: Ranking SEC coaches for 2019SEC West players attending SEC Media Days 2019AlabamaJerry Jeudy, WRDylan Moses, LBTua Tagovailoa, QBArkansasMcTelvin Agim, DLDe’Jon Harris, LBDevwah Whaley, RBAuburnDerrick Brown, DTMarlon Davidson, DEPrince Tega Wanogho, OLLSUJoe Burrow, QBGrant Delpit, DBLloyd Cushenberry, CMississippi StateFarrod Green, TEErroll Thompson, LBDarryl Williams, COle MissMatt Corral, QBMoMo Sanogo, LBAlex Givens, OLTexas A&MKellen Mond, QBJustin Madubuike, DLBraden Mann, PMORE: 2019 SEC early conference primerSEC East players attending SEC Media Days 2019FloridaFeleipe Franks, QBLamical Perine, RBJabari Zuniga, DLGeorgiaJake Fromm, QBJ.R. Reed, DBAndrew Thomas, OLKentuckyLynn Bowden Jr., ATHKash Daniel, LBLogan Stenberg, OLMissouriKelly Bryant, QBCale Garrett, LBDeMarkus Acy, CBSouth CarolinaJake Bentley, QBT.J. Brunson, LBBryan Edwards, WRTennesseeDaniel Bituli, LBJarrett Guarantano, QBDarrell Taylor, LBVanderbiltKalija Lipscomb, WRJared Pinkney, TEKe’Shawn Vaughn, RB
Bryant was a five-time NBA champion in a career that began in 1996 straight out of a high school and lasted until his retirement in 2016.He also was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, helping spark the US squad of NBA stars to titles in 2008 at Beijing and 2012 at London.Bryant bowed out of the NBA in 2016, scoring 60 points in his final appearance before his adoring fans at the Staples Center.It was a fairytale farewell to a sporting career which had begun two decades earlier.The son of former NBA player Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, the Lakers legend was born in Philadelphia in 1978 while his father played for the 76ers.The elder Bryant played from 1984 to 1991 in Italy, giving young Kobe a global worldview as he grew up dreaming of following his dad into the NBA.When his father retired as a player, the family moved back to the Philadelphia area and Kobe began his star turn at Lower Merion High School, where his jersey number 33 was retired.He decided at age 17 to jump directly from the prep ranks to the NBA, only the sixth player and first guard to make such a leap.Bryant was selected 13th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft but they were picking for the Lakers in a deal made before the draft.At 18, Bryant became, at the time, the youngest player or starter in an NBA game and the youngest winner of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.In 1998, he became the youngest NBA All-Star starter. In a 1999 campaign shortened by a labor dispute, Bryant started every game for the Lakers and signed a six-year deal worth $70 million.As the Michael Jordan era ended in Chicago, Bulls coach Phil Jackson wound up joining the Lakers and with sharpshooter Bryant joining dominating inside force Shaquille O’Neal, the Lakers captured three NBA crowns in a row from 2000-2002, returning the team to glory days unseen since 1988.He remained with the franchise for the remainder of his career, successfully branching out into the entertainment industry following his retirement.In 2018, he won an Oscar for his animated short film “Dear Basketball”, a love letter to the sport which brought him fame and fortune.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 5x NBA Champion2x Finals MVP1x NBA Most Valuable Player 18x NBA All-Star4x NBA All-Star Game MVP11x All-NBA First Team2x All-NBA Second Team2x All-NBA Third Team9x NBA All-Defensive First Team2x NBA Scoring Champion2x Olympic Gold MedalistLos Angeles, United States | AFP | NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday when a helicopter crashed and burst into flames in foggy conditions in suburban Los Angeles, leaving five people dead, US media reported on Sunday.Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said there were no survivors from the morning crash on a rugged hillside in Calabasas, west of Los Angeles.The helicopter was described as a Sikorsky S-76, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.TMZ was the first US outlet to report that Bryant was among the fatalities. The NBA icon’s death was later confirmed by ESPN, CNN and the Los Angeles Times citing unidentified sources.TMZ reported that Bryant’s wife, Vanessa was not among those on board the helicopter.Early reports of Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the world, with fellow stars and celebrities expressing disbelief at the news.“I’m stunned,” wrote Hall-of-Fame NBA star Scottie Pippen. “Words can’t even come close to describing it. Just an incredibly sad and tragic day.”“This can’t be true,” Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic wrote on Twitter. “No please.”Tennis great Martina Navratilova added: “Gone much too soon, how devastating to hear of his passing, he gave joy to so many for so long – deep condolences to his family, his friends, his Laker family. RIP Kobe.”At the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, dozens of shocked fans gathered to pay tribute to the star.The crash came only hours after the 41-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers icon was passed by current Lakers star LeBron James for third on the all-time NBA scoring list in a Saturday game at Philadelphia.Bryant’s final post on social media had been a tweet congratulating James on surpassing him.“Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames,” Bryant wrote. “Much respect my brother #33644”.– Five-time champion –
Tags: elite golf, England squads, performance England teenage internationals Conor Gough and Annabell Fuller pulled off a national double when they won the individual titles at the Major Champions Invitational at Bella Collina in Florida.Gough was 15-under in the boys’ event, while Fuller was 11-under in the girls’ championship.The event, in its second year, was created by six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo to give opportunities to young golfers. It was supported by 18 major winners including England’s Georgia Hall, the Women’s British Open champion.Hall was represented by a team of four: Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O), Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey) and fellow England player Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland, Essex), alongside Switzerland’s Alexis Valenzuela. Together they were runners-up in the team event, on 26-under, three behind Annika’s team.Gough, the British Boys’ Champion, shot scores of 68 65 68, playing the final five holes in two-under par to finish three clear of the USA’s Andrew Goodman. Defending champion Tom McKibbin was third on 11-under.Fuller, a Curtis Cup player, snatched a one-shot victory over Korea’s Jung-Min Hong when she birdied the last hole and her opponent bogeyed it. The 16-year-old had rounds of 68 69 68.Gough, Fuller and Humphreys are all members of England Golf national squads.Click here for more informationCaption: Annabell Fuller and Conor Gough (copyright Leaderboard Photography). 11 Mar 2019 England pair win Major Champions titles
Curtis Young and Quinn Hall each had six points while Jack Roberts added four.In the senior contest, Josh Matosevic had 28 points to lead the Bombers.Vinnie Watson added 12 while Jake Anderson had added 11 points.LVR bounced back from a 1-3 showing on the weekend in Golden.The Bombers beat Mount Baker Wild of Cranbrook 60-30 with Darian Johnson scoring 21 points and Josh Matosevic adding 11 to lead the Bombers.LVR then lost to a depleted Sa-Hali of Kamloops 56-51.Costly mistakes on the defensive rebounding end hurt LVR. Matosevic scored 18 points for LVR. Saturday morning the Bombers played the AAAA Salmon Arm Golds for the third time this season.LVR stayed close but lost down the stretch 69-59 — the narrowest loss of the three to Salmon Arm this season.Vinnie Watson scored 13 points while Matosevic had 11 and Robby Dixon 10.In the final game, LVR played the fiftf-ranked AA Golden Eagles on home court and lost 80-40 on senior night.Matosevic was the lone Bomber in double figures with 13 points. Jake Anderson and Dixon each added nine points. Bombers teams from LVR made is a clean sweep during a pair of high school basketball games Thursday at the Hangar.The LVR Junior Bombers got the party started off on the right foot, scoring the final eight points of the game to escape with a 32-27 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in Junior Boy’s action.The Senior Bombers made it a clean sweep, outlasting the Hawks 65-46.In the Junior contest, the Bombers trailed 27-24 late in the fourth quarter before going on an 8-0 run to secure the win.LVR led 16-9 at the half before the Hawks took advantage of some sloppy play to even the game at 20-20 going into the final period.Hawks led 25-22 and 27-24 before LVR stole the game away.Top scorer for the Bombers was Dyllen Dixon with 12 points.
Every player on the Vancouver Whitecaps had to get their start somewhere.And during a camp or two those rising stars probably experienced the opportunity into interact with a current roster player.During this week’s Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp, Tim Parker, a 6’2″ up-and-coming defender with the parent club treated campers with visit Thursday at the Lakeside Fields.Parker, the 13th overall pick of the Whitecaps in the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, comes to the Vancouver-based franchise after a stellar career at St. John’s University.“It was great to come here and see so many smiles on faces,” Parker said Thursday.“The enthusiasm and enjoyment these players are having is testament to what the coaches are doing here in the Kootenays.”The 22-year-old Parker, played 79 games with the Red Storm, scoring four goals while adding four assists.He played in the Premier Development League for the Long Island Rough Riders.Parker made his professional debut with the Whitecaps USL affiliate team, helping Whitecaps FC to a 4-0 win over Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC.”I just want to work hard and give it my all,” Parker said when asked about his future with the franchise. “The aim is to become a regular first team starter. I couldn’t of asked for a better start. The Whitecaps are a fantastic club and i want to continue to grow with them.”Brett Adams, Kootenay Regional Head coach with the Whitecaps, was pleased with the turnout for the summer camp in Nelson.Registration for the week long camp, including players between five to 15 years, doubled.“It’s been an amazing year,” Adams explained.“The last skills camp we had we had 58 players in a year we have doubled in numbers. This area has truly embraced the Whitecaps and we are grateful for the support.”And to have representation from the parent club is a bonus for the players attending the camp.”Tim was great, fantastic head on his shoulders,” Adams said.“Our players loved having him here. It’s not often that players from this areas get a chance to meet a professional soccer player that is playing regular MLS soccer.”The Nelson camp concluded Friday.The Whitecaps move to Castlegar at Twin Rivers School beginning Monday.There is a Prospects Camp in Nelson August 17-21 and a Attacking and Keepers Camp August 25-27 back in the Heritage City.For more information contact Adams at [email protected]