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2 generals still playing with drugs – Duterte

first_imgMeanwhile, the Senate is investigatingthe alleged recycling of drugs bared by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency(PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino. “Well, I told you do not destroy mycountry because it is being flooded with drugs,” he added. Duterte, in a speech at the Valdai Forumin Russia on Thursday, warned the two “not destroy my country” as he did notelaborate whether they were from the police or the military. “When I took over, I found out aboutnine generals (who) were involved in the trafficking of drugs,” Duterte said.“And right now, even as I fly here and go back, there are again about twogenerals who are still playing with drugs.”   MANILA – As the issue about “ninjacops” continues, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed two “generals” remainedengaged in illegal drug trade.      center_img President Rodrigo Duterte. GMA NETWORK Former PNP-Criminal Investigation andDetection Group chief and now Baguio City mayor Benjamin Magalong alleged thatAlbayalde asked Aquino, then-PNP Region 3 director, not to implement thedismissal order, which Albayalde denied./PN In the said probe, outgoing PhilippineNational Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde allegedly attempted to intervene inthe case of 13 supposed “ninja cops,” who violated various operation proceduresin a drug bust in 2013.  last_img read more

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Local Educators To Instruct Students In China

first_imgSummer break provides an opportunity for students and teachers to relax and take a vacation. While the beach or the mountains would be suitable for most, seven local educators will travel to China.The trip isn’t a vacation, but an opportunity to teach English to students while gaining a first-hand account of education from a different perspective.The educators will be teaching English as a summer school course at the University of Science and Technology Beijing.The students will be matriculating as freshman at the university or at associated universities throughout the country. Students were selected by test scores and their tuition is financed by the Chinese government.Five Batesville Middle School teachers will be traveling abroad including Alex Davis, language arts teacher; Eric Feller, math and computer teacher; Karen Salvitti, 6th grade teacher; Lisa Horn, 6th grade teacher; and Grace Kontour, art teacher.Batesville Schools Director of Student Learning Melisa Burton and Greensburg teacher Nicole Batta will also travel to China.“It is a great opportunity for me personally to experience another culture, but also for the school corporation for me to gain some knowledge of what life is like in China and in China schools,” said Melissa Burton. “I can bring that back and share that experience with our children.”The teachers will be delivering lectures on American culture and will facilitate discussion among the students in smaller groups throughout the fifteen days of the summer session. The school day ends at 3:00 p.m., so instructors will have time to explore Beijing.Lisa Horn said, “I have never been out of North America, and I am looking forward to traveling to China. What a great opportunity I am getting. I am looking forward to being immersed in the Chinese culture. Being able to see how Chinese students view and work in school is exciting. I will be able to bring back ideas for my students-and am hoping to come away with new information to share with my colleagues.”“I am a little nervous about the language and speaking with the students. However, after we get there and settled, I know that things will fall into place and the students and I will learn many things from each other,” she added.last_img read more

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Man Utd desire to conquer many titles in future – Fernandes

first_img In a message written specifically for his 2.6million Instagram followers, Fernandes expresses his disappointment but also looks forward to achieving new aims. “Unfortunately our journey in the Europa League ends here,” writes Bruno to his fans. “It wasn’t what we expected. We wanted to be in the final and fight for the trophy we so desired. Whilst we congratulate Sevilla for making it to the final, we still played well and we didn’t deserve to stop here. read also:Europa League: Why Man Utd failed against Sevilla – Fernandes “It is now time for rest and to reflect so that we come back even stronger and reach the goals we set ourselves for the next season! “Thank you to all my team-mates and staff who welcomed me so well over these past months at the Red Devils. I hope to continue to learn and grow every day with you, and that we may conquer many titles in the future. Together we lose, together we make mistakes and together we grow.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Bruno Fernandes has posted a message to Manchester United fans around the world after completing his first season as a Red, expressing a desire to “conquer many titles in the future”. The Portuguese playmaker has made a sensational impact on the club since joining from Sporting in late January and is clearly already one of the most popular players for supporters. That is thanks to the incredible influence that Bruno has had on our overall form, having played a crucial role in driving the Reds up the Premier League table to secure a third-placed finish. Fernandes was also instrumental in United reaching the Emirates FA Cup and UEFA Europa League semi-finals, and he finished the term with 12 goals from 22 appearances across all competitions. Bruno reached a dozen goals during Sunday’s European tie against Sevilla and, like all of his Reds team-mates, the no.18 was devastated to lose 2-1, after dominating so much of the match.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian Actresses9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different Actors7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

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16 teams qualify for Zenith Bank conference playoffs

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Sixteen teams have qualified for the National Conference Phase of the 2019 Zenith Bank Women Basketball League after the conclusion of the group games across four venues. Nigerian Army Amazons, who remained unbeaten after 12 games in the North West Division, booked a place in the Savannah Conference alongside Kaduna Angels that finished with 22 points Taraba Hurricanes with seven wins out of 12 games also qualified with Adamawa Flames who managed six wins. In the North Central Division held in Abuja, Air Warriors with 13 wins from 14 games topped the group to book a conference playoff ticket. The 2018 Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League bronze medalist, Nigerian Customs, finished second with 13 wins after losing to Air Warriors on head to head points. Others include Plateau Rocks and Black Gold Queens of Abuja who won 10 and eight games respectively. In the South West Division in Ibadan, unbeaten First Bank of Lagos, who won all their eight games to finish first ahead of rivals, Dolphins, who won six games, both qualified. Ogun Babes and Oluyole Babes also booked places in the Atlantic Conference. In Akure, MFM of Lagos were unstoppable as they won all their 10 games to qualify for the Conference phase of the 2019 Zenith Bank sponsored Women’s Basketball League. It was a fierce battle between Sunshine Angels of Akure and Delta Force as they both won six games and lost four each to finish on 16 points. Sunshine Angels however edged out their Asaba counterparts on superior head to head indices to finish on the second spot. Lagos-based IGP Queens finished fourth to pick the last ticket from the zone ahead of 2017 league finalists, First Deep Waters. The new format, which was recently introduced by the Nigeria Basketball Federation, is targeted at increasing the number of games to be played per season. Dates and venues for the Savannah and Atlantic Conferences of the 2019 Zenith Bank sponsored Women’s Basketball League will be announced in the coming days.Tags: 2019 Zenith Bank Women Basketball LeagueKaduna AngelsNigerian Army Amazonslast_img read more

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Syracuse picked to finish 6th in Atlantic Division

first_img Published on July 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ GREENSBORO, N.C. — Syracuse was picked by the media at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff to finish sixth in the Atlantic Division in its first year in the conference, ahead of only Boston College. Clemson, who the Orange will play in its first ever ACC game, was picked to finish first in the division.SU collected 320 points, more than 100 ahead of BC and 53 behind Maryland for fifth place. Clemson gathered 815 points and was picked first on 102 of 120 ballots. Florida State, who was picked second in the division, was picked as the division winner on the other 18 ballots.The Tigers are also the overwhelming favorite to win the ACC Championship, being picked to do so on 95 ballots. The Seminoles are the second most popular choice with 15 votes. Georgia Tech, Miami (Fla.) and North Carolina were all picked to win the conference on three ballots apiece and Virginia Tech was picked on one.No Syracuse players received any votes for ACC Player of the Year, either. Quarterback Tajh Boyd gave Clemson another overwhelming favorite — he was picked on 105 ballots. Miami running back Duke Johnson gathered four votes to finish in second and both Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas and Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins collected three votes to tie for third place.Below is the full voting:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textACC Championship Votes:1. Clemson 952. Florida State 15T3. Georgia Tech 3T3. Miami 3T3. North Carolina 36. Virginia Tech 1Atlantic Division (first-place votes):1. Clemson (102) 8152. Florida State (18) 7313. NC State 4904. Wake Forest 3925. Maryland 3736. Syracuse 3207. Boston College 211Coastal Division:1. Miami (65) 7362. Virginia Tech (27) 6543. North Carolina (22) 6494. Georgia Tech (6) 5225. Pittsburgh 3136. Virginia 2307. Duke 228ACC Player of the Year:1. Tajh Boyd, Clemson 1052. Duke Johnson, Miami 4T3. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech 3T3. Sammy Watkins, Clemson 35. Bryn Renner, North Carolina 2T6. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech 1T6. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State 1T6. Stephen Morris, Miami 1 Commentslast_img read more

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Gilligan gives Syracuse boost at goalie, not enough to beat Vermont

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm On the power play midway through the third period, Syracuse center Jessica Sibley and her linemates began to bring the puck up from Syracuse’s net. In the confusion of who was going to take the puck, Vermont’s Delia McNally stole it.McNally fired a shot on unsuspecting SU goalie Jenn Gilligan, who reacted quickly and made the save, sending the puck off to her right. But Catamounts center Casey Leveillee was there to send the rebound into the net, tying the game at four.“It was totally disorganized,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan. “You get a little lazy, thinking you’re on the power play … and all of a sudden, ‘Oh jeez.’”The shorthanded goal was the first of two Gilligan would give up after entering the game at the start of the second period, when SU (3-5-6, 2-3-1 College Hockey America) trailed Vermont (8-5-1, 1-2-0 Hockey East) by a goal. Gilligan replaced freshman Abbey Miller and gave the Orange a boost of confidence and stronger goal keeping, though not strong enough to stop Vermont from winning, 5-4 at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Saturday.Miller allowed three goals in the first nine minutes of the game, the first two coming from an inability to get to the posts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLeft wing Amanda Pelkey, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, fired a pass from the corner that deflected off SU defender Megan Quinn and into the side of the net.“She just wasn’t set, wasn’t ready,” Flanagan said. “That one made me a little nervous.”Four minutes later, Pelkey scored again on a wraparound, which Flanagan said is a sign of a struggling goalie.After the period, he pulled the freshman Miller in favor of the more experienced junior Gilligan, who has started all but two games in goal for the Orange this season.With 4:35 left in the period, Brittany Zuback fired a shot at Gilligan who made the save, deflecting the puck over the goal.Gilligan consistently deflected pucks into empty spaces of ice in the period, preventing the Catamounts from collecting significant rebound opportunities.On Friday night in another loss to Vermont, Gilligan gave up three goals off rebounds.“I thought my rebound control was a little bit better but the team’s ability to lift sticks and clear the rebounds in front of the net was just as good,” she said.Gilligan’s line went unblemished in the second and the team appeared to perk up around her.Flanagan said he made the decision to put her in partially to get his team going psychologically.“With Gilly going back in there, it gave us a little confidence like it was a new game,” defender Nicole Renault said, “go back out there, fresh start kind of thing.”SU scored two goals in the first four minutes of the third period and seemed to have the momentum.A tripping penalty gave the Orange an advantage but then, the shorthanded goal.“When we have the extra attacker we shouldn’t really be giving up opportunities in front of the net,” Gilligan said.After the 4-4 goal, Gilligan stood up and flung the puck away with her stick, clearly frustrated with her defense.Less than two minutes later, UV’s Amanda Drobot beat Gilligan on a one-timer to take the lead. Though SU put 37 shots on goal, it couldn’t come up with a fifth goal.Players seemed happy with Flanagan’s decision to switch goalies, and the coach said he wouldn’t second-guess himself.“We could’ve left her (Miller) in there and she would’ve shut them down the rest of the game, we don’t know,” Flanagan said. “We won’t know.” Commentslast_img read more

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Minnesota power play proves costly for Wisconsin

first_imgOver the years, the Wisconsin and Minnesota hockey rivalry has become synonymous with tough, physical play.Unfortunately for the Badgers, their tough play – and the resulting penalties – proved the crucial difference maker in a comfortable 3-2 win for their rivals from the west.All three of Minnesota’s goals Friday came while on the power play – one in each period – as they finished the night converting on three of four penalty plays.A loss didn’t always seem inevitable for Wisconsin though. In fact midway through the first period, the Badgers got on the score sheet first with just over five minutes remaining in the period.In a play that seemed to take the Kohl Center by surprise, freshman winger Nic Kerdiles found himself wide open in front of the Golden Gopher net, and put away a nicely-slotted pass for an easy finish.That lead would not last long, however, after junior defenseman Frankie Simonelli was called for holding with just over two minutes remaining in the first period.Down to only four men against the nation’s best scoring offense – Minnesota averaged 3.75 goals per game heading into the game – the Badgers’ defense held up for most of the penalty, but with just over a minute left to play in the period, Minnesota sophomore winger Sam Warning put away their first power-play goal of the night after Rumpel’s save landed right in front of him, just outside the crease.Freshman winger Nic Kerdiles attributed Minnesota’s power play success to Minnesota’s awareness on the ice.“They know where everybody is on the ice,” Kerdiles said. “They move the puck crisp, they are a good team and they showed it tonight, why they are the No. 1 in the nation on the power play.”Tied in a deadlock for most of the second period, another costly set of penalties, this time called against sophomore winger Joseph LaBate for tripping and hooking, left the Badgers yet again on the penalty kill – this time a four-minute penalty kill against one of the best power-play teams in the nation.While the Badgers defended valiantly, even getting a pair of close-range chances of their own, in the last minute of the four-minute Minnesota power play UM junior center Nick Bjustad ripped a shot from the left circle and buried it in the back of the net to give the Gophers their first lead of the game, and their second power play goal in three tries. “We got caught in a long shift out there and got tired,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “When you get tired, bad things happen, and the bad thing that happened there was two minor penalties.”In total, during the second period both teams accounted for four penalties adding up to a total of eight minutes in the penalty box as frustration seemed to take hold of both teams.One final Gopher goal in the third period scored on yet another power play, solidified the lead at 3-1 and forced the Badgers to pull their goaltender with three minutes remaining in the game.While they couldn’t manage a full comeback, a consolation goal scored by junior winger Tyler Barnes with just over a minute remaining could be a crucial confidence-builder as they prepare to face Minnesota one final time this season Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.“I thought or whole team kind of came together at the end,” Barnes said of the final goal. “We really played hard, I mean we had our goalie pulled … and we were able to sustain pressure and get some quality chances.”last_img read more

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On off night for Elijah Hughes, Buddy Boeheim emerged as SU’s star

first_img Published on January 18, 2020 at 5:07 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary BLACKSBURG, Va. — Buddy Boeheim slouched his back forward and stuck his arms out in front as he inched up the court and toward the 3-point line hoping not to be seen, but with a presence that couldn’t be ignored. It was late in the first half, and the sophomore guard had erupted, scoring the last 18 points for the Orange. Buddy said there were stretches of Saturday’s game he couldn’t even remember, he was so deep in the zone he could hardly rationalize it after the game, more than an hour and a half later. The Hokies’ defense crept up, and Howard Washington waved him off. Buddy clapped. He wanted that. He’d seemingly wanted every last shot since his first shot air-balled and the crowd let him know it. He shuffled a few feet to the side.“I just felt really good before the game,” Buddy said.Buddy still lurked. The ball had a way of coming to him. And when it did once more, going up with it one more time hadn’t hurt him yet.In a 71-69 win over Virginia Tech (13-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast) in Cassell Coliseum, the Orange (11-7, 4-3) needed every point it could get to avoid a massive collapse and yet another season-sinking win, what would’ve been the umpteenth rendition of a game that was supposed to spell the end. The Hokies and the Orange are two of the most 3-point reliant teams in the nation. The Hokies exemplified that early, but then Buddy’s 18-point burst lifted the Orange above them.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textElijah Hughes’ shot was off, and the Hokies threatened, but Buddy’s omnipresence on the floor gave Syracuse an edge. When the defense faltered, and back-and-forth was the Orange’s only opportunity to hold on, they won the battle because for the whole game between these long-ball reliant squads, because SU had the best shooter on the floor.“We like Elijah to do that,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said, “but right now Buddy’s even better probably.”Late in the first half, one of Hughes’ shots misfired, the seventh of his first eight attempts in the game. He had warned of VT’s Wabissa Bede last game: he’s the type of defender you want to “kick in the nose.” A few times Bede got under Hughes. Hughes tried to post up, but many of his first-half looks fell short. Buddy left the court with a vibrant skip, yet Hughes sauntered slowly. The frustration of the game had boiled over at that point, and it was only about to get worse. The halftime mood should have been less somber — Syracuse led by eight — yet Hughes stared up at the ceiling and huffed. Out of the second half, the Hokies tightened up on defense. They denied the ball to Buddy and pressed up on Hughes as he tried to make plays with the ball in his hands. One time, Hughes muscled into the lane, turned and hit a jump hook plus a foul. Like a pressure cooker, the tension of earlier emerged all at once and for a second, Hughes looked like a menacing sculpture as he screamed. But the late arrival could only do so much.The Hokies had already worked their way back, had already found their form, already slowed SU’s first-half hero. Multiple 3-pointers in a row cut the lead to three points midway through the second-half and then one point later in the game. But the Orange kept looking for Buddy. “This is a hard place to play, out here,” Hughes said. “But, somebody’s got to ball. Today was Buddy’s day.”Buddy found a few open spots, converted on layups and even tried to post-up. He dug into his full arsenal, to show he’s not just a shooter. As Hughes tried to take control of the game, Virginia Tech switched its ball-denial. On one play, Hughes was denied on the wing, so Buddy got a pass up top, dribbled twice and hit a heavily contested jumper over his defender. He’d finish with 26 points on 20 field goal attempts, a career-high. “It was speechless to watch,” Hughes said. “And all game I was telling him no one can mess with him. And it paid off for us.”With the Orange up eight points, a shot bounced off the rim and Buddy skied high for a rebound and his putback forced a foul. Quincy Guerrier bear-hugged him from behind.As Buddy strolled off the floor when the final buzzer sounded, he spotted Gerry McNamara and flashed a wide grin. He put his arm around his coach. They had been joking all game: Did Buddy actually try to post up?“You got it like that now?” Buddy remembered McNamara joked.“Yeah, I’ve been working on my post game a little,” Buddy replied. The two laughed. Buddy shook his head in disbelief. On Saturday, even he sometimes surprised himself. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Dan Haren, Carl Crawford lead Los Angeles Dodgers to 4-0 victory over Padres

first_img“I didn’t have the greatest stuff today, but I was locating good and I was keeping them off balance.”The key is locating, Haren said.“I’ve swallowed my pride when it comes to velocity a long time ago,” he said. “I just try to get outs and how I get there, it doesn’t really matter.”Haren, who brilliantly pitched out of jams in the third and fourth innings, said his split-finger fastball and curve were working very well. Padres manager Bud Black agreed.“Assortment of off-speed pitches, good command of all his pitches,” Black said. “He’s got that tight little cutter that keeps the lefties from leaning out over the plate. He’s got command over the outside part of the plate to the righty.“He had a good split tonight that kept a lot of our guys off-balance. Veteran pitcher, changes speeds, keeps the ball down, has the ability to elevate the ball.”The Dodgers had 12 hits and Crawford had a season-high four. He also became the first Dodger to have three doubles in a game since Matt Kemp did it in September 2011 against San Francisco. Crawford has three consecutive multi-hit games and is batting .436 (36-for-83) with 20 runs, six doubles, three home runs and 14 RBIs in his past 26 games.“Just trying to get in a groove and stay in it,” Crawford said. “It’s the time of year where you want to have your swing right and it seems like the season is coming together for me right now.” Ian Kennedy (10-13) started for the Padres (67-78) and took the loss. He went six-plus innings and gave up three runs on 10 hits while striking out five and walking one. Also in this one, the Dodgers and Mattingly were successful on two reviews which turned stolen bases by the Padres into outs to end the first and fifth innings. Both times Dodgers players were running off the field after seeing the replay on the big screen, not waiting for the official ruling to be given. The Dodgers figure to rely heavily on starting pitchers Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu in the playoffs. But they need the back end of their rotation to help them get into the postseason. That’s why Dan Haren’s resurgence has been vital.After getting hammered by the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 1, Haren’s ERA was a season-high 4.76. Haren went 4-1 with an ERA of 2.04 in his next six starts, bringing that down to 4.17. Manager Don Mattingly spoke about the difference ahead of Haren’s start against the Padres on Wednesday. He said something in Haren’s delivery was preventing him from getting the most out of his fastball, that it didn’t have the snap at the end needed for someone now throwing in the 88-89 miles-per-hour range as opposed to 94-95, the way Haren did as recently as 2009.With a weekend series looming at San Francisco, the Dodgers needed everything Haren could give them Wednesday. He came through with seven shutout innings. Combine that with RBI doubles by Carl Crawford in the second and eighth innings, an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez in the sixth and an RBI single by Juan Uribe in the seventh and the Dodgers defeated the Padres 4-0 before an announced crowd of 45,586 at Dodger Stadium.The first-place Dodgers (83-63) finished the nine-game homestand 6-3. They retained their lead of 2 1/2 games over the Giants in the NL West. The teams will begin a three-game series Friday at San Francisco. Haren allowed just four hits. He struck out five and walked one in raising his record to 13-10 and lowering that ERA to 3.99.J.P. Howell pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Kenley Jansen the ninth. “I think Danny is pitching really like he pitched early in the season,” Mattingly said afterward. “And this really has been more of his season than that little stretch in the middle, where he had three or four games where he struggled. Other than that, he has pretty much been like this. Danny was getting the ball where he wanted it; it looked like it had late life.”Haren had an ERA of 9.47 in July. He was asked about the changes he has made to get back on track.“I don’t really have an answer,” he said. “I mean, I’m just kind of … I’m not thinking about it. I’m just going out, I feel good, my stuff’s working. I’ve got a really good rhythm with (catcher) A.J. (Ellis); we are just making it work.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Who plays on ‘Monday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for Week 12

first_imgTonight’s “Monday Night Football” game is a matchup of playoff hopefuls in Baltimore and Los Angeles. Ravens vs. Rams, scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN, also features a handful of star players like Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, Todd Gurley, Earl Thomas and Mark Ingram.But let’s be honest: “Monday Night Football” tonight might as well be promoted as the Lamar Jackson show. MORE: The glory days of “Monday Night Football”The Ravens quarterback, firmly established as a 2019 NFL MVP candidate, is the reason his team enters Monday night’s game as a three-point road favorite. Through 10 games this season, Jackson has 2,258 passing yards and 781 rushing yards, the most rushing yards by a QB through 10 games of a season in NFL history. Since entering the NFL in 2018, Jackson has 3,459 passing yards and 1,476 rushing yards in 26 career games.With 24 rushing yards on Monday night against the Rams, Jackson would become the first player with at least 3,000 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards over his first two seasons in NFL history.Below is all you need to know about Week 12’s Monday night game between the Ravens and Rams, including the kickoff time and TV channel.MORE: Why Lamar Jackson’s mind-boggling stats should end all NFL MVP debatesWho plays on Monday Night Football tonight?Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles RamsKickoff time: 8:15 p.m. ETIn both our NFL Week 12 picks against the spread and straight-up predictions, Sporting News projected a Ravens victory over the Rams on Monday night. Below are the explanations.Pick against the spread: The Rams’ defense has two elite players in Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, but there are plenty of other holes that the Ravens can exploit with Lamar Jackson, their traditional running game and their intermediate passing game. Jared Goff is struggling, and he faces a top secondary that now has former Ram Marcus Peters behind a revamped pass rush. Jackson will come through with plenty of his usual action, and Goff won’t come up with a reaction once Baltimore contains Todd Gurley. Pick: Ravens win 23-16 and cover the spread .Straight-up prediction: The Rams have put together four consecutive strong defensive performances, but it’s hard to imagine their slowing down the rushing and scoring freight train that is Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. On the road but in a favorable, prime-time slot, expect the NFL’s hottest team to keep rolling. Pick: Ravens 28, Rams 23 .MORE: Full betting preview for Ravens vs. Rams What channel is Monday Night Football on?TV channel: ESPNLive stream: ESPN appESPN (and ABC) has been the home for “Monday Night Football” since its inception in 1970. You can find a live stream for MNF games at ESPN.com or by downloading the ESPN app .Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland  will have the call from the booth. McFarland was a sideline analyst last year, but moved into the booth when Jason Witten returned to the Dallas Cowboys following a stint in broadcasting that was not particularly well-received.Lisa Salters returns for her eighth season as sideline reporter, and John Perry is the crew’s new officiating analyst for 2019.Monday Night Football schedule 2019Week 1Sept. 9Texans at Saints (7 p.m. ET)center_img Sept. 9Broncos at Raiders (10:15 p.m. ET)Week 2Sept. 16Browns at JetsWeek 3Sept. 23Bears at RedskinsWeek 4Sept. 30Bengals at SteelersWeek 5Oct. 7Browns at 49ersWeek 6Oct. 14Lions at PackersWeek 7Oct. 21Patriots at JetsWeek 8Oct. 28Dolphins at SteelersWeek 9Nov. 4Cowboys at GiantsWeek 10Nov. 11Seahawks at 49ersWeek 11Nov. 18Chiefs at ChargersWeek 12Nov. 25Ravens at RamsWeek 13Dec. 2Vikings at SeahawksWeek 14Dec. 9Giants at EaglesWeek 15Dec. 16Colts at SaintsWeek 16Dec. 23Packers at Vikingslast_img read more

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