The final maneuvers that got Jalen Ramsey trade to Rams done

Jalen Ramsey is now with the Los Angeles Rams, and here’s how the blockbuster trade with Jacksonville went down Tuesday night for the star cornerback:

The Rams facilitated the deal for Ramsey by trading corner Marcus Peters to the Ravens earlier in the day and then adding a sweetener in the form of a fourth-round draft pick to their offer of first-rounders in each of the next two drafts.

Ramsey has been inactive for Jacksonville’s previous three games, purportedly with a back injury, since he requested a trade in late September. Six other NFL teams had been engaged with the Jaguars on the disgruntled two-time Pro Bowl defensive back, according to Pro Football Talk.

“Given the situation with Jalen, we made this decision based on what we thought is the best interest of the Jacksonville Jaguars, for this season and well into the future,” said former Giants coach Tom Coughlin, who is currently the Jaguars’ executive VP of football operations.

“We feel the trade that we struck with the Rams gives us great value for the next two drafts, and we remain very confident that our team today will compete this season for a division title. Jalen was a productive player, but the time came to move on.”

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell and Rams counterpart Les Snead previously worked together in the Falcons’ front office.

The Rams, who have dropped three straight games after starting the season 3-0, shipped Peters to Baltimore earlier Tuesday for linebacker Kenny Young. They also placed veteran cornerback Aqib Talib on injured reserve with a rib injury and acquired center Austin Corbett from Cleveland for a fifth-round pick in 2021.

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Watch amazing moment ex-Spurs star Shayon Harrison catches beer thrown at him and drinks it during celebrations – The Sun

FORMER Tottenham star Shayon Harrison went viral this week after catching a beer thrown at him from the crowd – and chugging it.

The English forward, 22, now at Dutch club Almere City, put his side ahead at home to Go Ahead Eagles in their last match.

As he darted over to his team-mates to celebrate, a fan threw a whole pint of beer at his head.

Showing off some epic goalkeeping skills, Harrison spotted it, expertly caught it – and downed it like a champion.

After necking the beer, he chucked the plastic cup off the pitch and got on with the match.

Unfortunately for Almere City, in the second tier of Dutch football, they couldn't cling on to win against the ten-man Eagles.

Richard van der Venne scored in the 79th-minute to salvage a point – with Almere now seventh in the table, two points above Go Ahead Eagles.

It took the shine off the day for Harrison, who scored his sixth goal in his last seven games in the draw.

The former Tottenham academy star is the second-top scorer in the league, behind only Cambuur's Robert Muhren.

Harrison first joined Spurs in 2013, graduating to the senior squad in 2016 – going on to make one appearance, in the League Cup.

On why he left North London, Harrison revealed it was a "no-brainer", saying: “It’s a big challenge for me coming so far away from home.

"I know the A-League is a very physical league, so I’m really excited to play men’s football.

“I think that’s the next step for me and I’m really excited.

“It was kind of a no-brainer for me, I just wanted to get the deal done and I know it’ll be a big challenge because I live so far away.”

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LeBron James grilled Adam Silver on whether Rockets GM would be disciplined over Hong Kong tweet: report

LeBron James facing backlash over China comments

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Amid the firestorm ignited by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James reportedly pressed NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during a meeting in China last week about whether or not the league planned to discipline Morey.

The back-and-forth came during a closed-door meeting Silver held with Brooklyn Nets and Lakers players who were in Shanghai for an exhibition game at the same time China was publicly retaliating against the league for the tweet, which was posted to Morey's personal account.

Chinese officials took down huge posters, canceled public relations events and press conferences, and even banned the broadcast inside China of the two scheduled games. Chinese sportswear companies also suspended or cut ties with the Rockets and several apparel stores in the Communist country reportedly removed Rockets gear from their shelves.

In the midst of China's escalating reprisals, James, the NBA's biggest and most marketable star worldwide and an entrepreneur with burgeoning media ventures outside the basketball realm, asked what the repercussions would be for Morey’s tweet given the economic consequences, according to ESPN.

James reportedly said if the situation had involved a player tweeting something that produced a similar leaguewide economic fallout, the NBA would undoubtedly dispense some form of discipline. So, James wanted to know, is a general manager held to the same standard?

But Silver pushed back against James, saying he'd never disciplined any of the myriad players or coaches who've routinely criticized President Trump, his administration or his policies. He said Morey deserved similar latitude, and reportedly told James the same freedoms enjoyed by anti-Trump players applied to Morey challenging China's government.

James added it was time for players to follow Silver and stop addressing the issue one by one given the complex geopolitical considerations involved in the Hong Kong demonstrations.

James on Monday, however, didn't follow his own advice. Making his first public comments, he was widely panned after calling Morey “uninformed” on the issues plaguing Hong Kong and China.

“I’m not here to judge how the league handled the situation,” he told reporters. “I just think that, when you’re misinformed or you’re not educated about something – and I’m just talking about the tweet itself – you never know the ramifications that can happen. We all see what that did, not only did for our league but for all of us in America, for people in China as well. Sometimes you have to think through the things that you say that may cause harm not only for yourself but for the majority of people. I think that’s just a prime example of that.”

Later, James attempted a measure of damage control. He tweeted he wasn't criticizing Morey on substance, but rather on the timing of the message, coming on the eve of the NBA's China trip. But instead of stemming the tide, James' tweet only fueled the fire.

“My team and this league just went through a difficult week," James wrote. "I think people need to understand what a tweet or statement can do to others. And I believe nobody stopped and considered what would happen. Could have waited a week to send it.”

Then on Tuesday night James said he wasn’t going to address the issue anymore.

Less than two years since he defiantly proclaimed "I will not shut up and dribble," proclaiming he owed it to his "peers," "fans" and "the youth" to speak out on important issues, James backed away, saying athletes are "not politicians."

“I'd be cheating my teammates by continuing to harp on something that won't benefit us trying to win a championship because that's what we're here for,” James said. “We're not politicians. I think it's a huge political thing but we are leaders and we can step up at times. But…you don't feel like you should speak upon things you shouldn't have to.”

He said he was more concerned with social justice issues in the U.S. and his children's education than he was in getting bogged down in delicate geopolitical matters occurring thousands of miles away.

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“There's things that happen in my own community, trying to help my kids graduate high school and go off to college, what's been my main concern over the last couple years and my school,” he said. “Trying to make sure the inner city kids that grew up in my hometown can have a brighter future and look at me as inspiration to get out of the hellhole of the inner city. And we don't talk about those stories enough.”

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Yes, there are bots in Fortnite Chapter 2 and they are awful

If you’ve been playing Battle Royale games in the newly released Chapter 2 of Fortnite, you might have noticed some really awful players. In the past, streamers have called those people “bots” but in Chapter 2 that’s a factual statement, and not just an insult.

Epic Games announced the addition of bots several weeks ahead of the actual release of Chapter 2, so you may have forgotten about their plans. Since Epic Games didn’t release Patch Notes with the release of what’s essentially Season 11, you may not have officially known that bots are now in the game.

So in case you’re curious, here’s why Epic Games added bots in Fortnite.

Are there bots in Fortnite Chapter 2?

Yes.

Here’s what Epic Games said several weeks ahead of the release:

“In the next Season, we are adding Bots to Fortnite. They will behave similarly to normal players and will help provide a better path for players to grow in skill. Bots will work in conjunction with the new matchmaking system, and as your skill improves, you’ll face fewer Bots. Bots will not be present in Competitive playlists. This is another system that we will continue to update and iterate.”

After Epic Games announced this, gamers had questions about the new bots, which developers answered. As mentioned above, bots will not be in Competitive games and they will also not be a part of Creative mode. You also can not party up with bots. Developers are, however, looking into creating a “vs. Bot” mode which would be you facing nothing but bots.

Are the Fortnite bots any good?

No.

Developers said bots can not use vehicles and can not do 90s as of now, “but long term we’re looking to see how far we can push our bots.” And if you’ve played any games so far, you may have noticed that the bots aren’t good at picking fights, either.

A Reddit user uploaded a video of themselves finding a bot who saw the user, and proceeded to farm materials rather than shoot their weapon.

There are several other videos like this on social media, such as this funny clip on Twitter.

What’s next for bots in Fortnite?

As mentioned above, it sounds like developers are working on making bots better in the future. They are a new addition right now, and like with any new addition, progress will be made as the season advances. And it’s probably a good thing the bots are as bad as they are.

It’s better to face a bad bot than an extremely talented one you can’t beat. It’d be nice if they were a little more aware of their surroundings, though. The videos where the user is right next to them and the bot doesn’t even fight seem ridiculous. So get your easy elims in now while the bots are trash.

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Is Celtic vs Ross County on TV? Channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for the Scottish Premiership clash – The Sun

CELTIC host Ross County on Saturday where they look to return to winning ways after a 2-0 defeat by Livingston. Neil Lennon's men are without a win in their last two league outings and have had to be patient in making things right due to the international break. Celtic sit three places above their opponents at 2nd in the table.

Ryan Christie has been a key member of Celtic's attacking line this season, but the midfielder was sent off during Livingston defeat.

 

What time does Celtic vs Ross County kick off?

This Scottish Premiership clash will take place on Saturday, October 19.

It will kick off at 3pm.

The match will be played at the Parkhead.

 

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?

Unfortunately this game is NOT live on TV.

Alternatively, you can keep up-to-date with all the action on the SunSport LIVE blog.

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Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to take off at upcoming SEA Games

NGWE SAUNG, MYANMAR (AFP) – Competitive surfing was barely known in Myanmar a few years ago but one local beach town is riding a wave of enthusiasm to the SEA Games for the first time ever.

Paddling hard and smiling, Thwe Thwe Soe flung herself up on the board just as a wave was breaking, spreading her arms out for balance before getting knocked off.

“I can’t live without surfing,” she said after a day in the blue waters off the small coastal resort town of Ngwe Saung. “I did not expect to be chosen for the national team but I’m thrilled at the opportunity.”

The South-east Asian country is flanked by surf-ready coasts to the west and south, but decades of military rule, lack of equipment and poverty kept aspiring athletes from testing the waters.

The 25-year-old encountered the sport while studying in southern California and has been hooked since, saying she “always feels happy” on the water.

Now she is going up against the region’s giants at the Nov 30-Dec 11 Games in the Philippines.

Thwe Thwe Soe has one of the best chances to win a medal among the handful of surfers going, but all are training hard.

“We surf for at least four to six hours a day,” said American coach Robert Brickell, a 26-year-old originally from New York.

The mild waves at Ngwe Saung present a paradox for competitive surfers – they are good to learn on but much tamer than the conditions in surfing hotspots.


Myanmar’s Nida Soe takes part in a practice session on Ngwe Saung beach in Irrawaddy, ahead of the upcoming SEA Games in the Philippines. PHOTO: AFP

The team went to Bali in Indonesia for two months to get used to some “big-wave surfing” and have made enormous strides in a short amount of time, Brickell said.

“My hope is that we can show everybody that people from Myanmar, we know how to surf, we know how to respect the ocean,” he said. “And of course our hope is to win some meets.”

The Surf Association of Myanmar was established only this year.

The sport is slowly gaining prominence thanks to the impassioned surfers, most from a village near the beach and newcomers themselves.

Ngwe Saung is the heartland of the growing craze and has now hosted several competitions.

“We hadn’t heard of surfing before 2017,” said Aung Min Naing, 19. But he is “so excited” to represent Myanmar at the upcoming Games. “It will be a difficult competition but we will do our best for sure.”

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Mercedes unsure whether Lewis Hamilton’s ‘feel like giving up’ message is also related to F1 – The Sun

MERCEDES have admitted they are "unsure" about whether Lewis Hamilton's "feel like giving up" Instagram post also applies to Formula One.

The 34-year-old star took to the social media site to air his frustrations over the way people are damaging the environment.

Five-time winner of the Formula One World Driver's Championship, Hamilton urged people to go vegan in a bid to save the planet.

The Brit then worried fans by writing: "Honestly, I feel like giving up on everything. Shut down completely."

A Mercedes spokesman was asked for a response to the post by Germany's SID news agency.

And they said: "I think he was responding to environmental issues and not anything related to racing.

"However, I'm not sure."

As well as worrying for his wellbeing, fans will be hoping that Hamilton is in a good state of mind to compete – with just four races left of the Formula One season.

He could wrap up the Driver's Championship at the Mexican Grand Prix on October 27 if he beats team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 14 points.

This would require Hamilton to win the race, secure the bonus point for fastest lap – and hope that Bottas fails to finish in the top three.



Hamilton has only won once in Mexico – back in 2016.

The season then finishes with races in the US, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

Hamilton has recently become more aware of and concerned by key environmental issues.

Previously he would fly his dogs around the world in a £25million candy red private jet – but he has now sold the fuel guzzling aircraft.

As part of his most recent Instagram post, since deleted, he urged his followers to go vegan to help save the planet.

He wrote: "I urge you, to do some research, find the compassion I know you have within you to recognise what you are contributing to in terms of what you eat which keeps the meat and dairy industry flourishing and therefore deforestation, animal cruelty, our seas and climate decaying on a daily basis.

"Go vegan, it is the only way to truly save our planet today. It can be done so quickly, all you have to do is put your mind to it."

The environmentalist has also used his platform to speak out on dolphin cruelty.

On a video, he said: "The brutality Taiji’s dolphin hunters have demonstrated towards Pacific white-sided dolphins is deplorable."

He then urged viewers to "watch, share and act".

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WE HAVE TO DO MORE!!! #Repost @karmagawa ・・・ Repost from @savethereef URGENT CRISIS, Please Share: Bottled Water Drinkers Could Consume Up to 640,000 Microplastics a Year! A new report is finding that our water bottles are not safe from microplastic pollution. The Plus Plastic report by @orbmedia reveals how much plastic is in our favorite water bottles. More specifically, these plastics are called microplastics. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, microplastics are any type of plastic fragment that is less than five millimeters in length, and they are everywhere. Nestlé Pure Life was the brand with the most microplastics, about 10,390 particles per liter. Second worst was Indian bottled water provider Bisleri with 5,230 particles per liter. Thereafter, were Gerolsteiner (5,160), Aqua (4,713), Epura (2,267) and Aquafina (1,295). San Pellegrino was found to have the least amount of microplastics with a mere 74 per liter, followed by Evian (256), Dasani (335), Wahaha (731) and Minalba (863). So, Nestlé Pure Life drinkers could be consuming a staggering 640,024 microplastics a year. And the numbers aren't much better for other brands. Bisleri drinkers could be consuming up to 322,168 microplastics a year. Gerolsteiner (317,856), Aqua (290,321), Epura (139,647), Aquafina (79,772), Minalba (53,161), Wahaha (45,030), Dasani (20,636), Evian (15,770) and San Pellegrino (4,558). TRULY INSANE, WE MUST DO BETTER so please share this post with your followers and help us spread awareness about this URGENT issue before it gets even worse! #saveourseas #endplasticpollution #karmagawa #savethereef

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WE HAVE TO DO MORE!!! #Repost @karmagawa ・・・ Repost from @savethereef URGENT CRISIS, Please Share: Bottled Water Drinkers Could Consume Up to 640,000 Microplastics a Year! A new report is finding that our water bottles are not safe from microplastic pollution. The Plus Plastic report by @orbmedia reveals how much plastic is in our favorite water bottles. More specifically, these plastics are called microplastics. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, microplastics are any type of plastic fragment that is less than five millimeters in length, and they are everywhere. Nestlé Pure Life was the brand with the most microplastics, about 10,390 particles per liter. Second worst was Indian bottled water provider Bisleri with 5,230 particles per liter. Thereafter, were Gerolsteiner (5,160), Aqua (4,713), Epura (2,267) and Aquafina (1,295). San Pellegrino was found to have the least amount of microplastics with a mere 74 per liter, followed by Evian (256), Dasani (335), Wahaha (731) and Minalba (863). So, Nestlé Pure Life drinkers could be consuming a staggering 640,024 microplastics a year. And the numbers aren't much better for other brands. Bisleri drinkers could be consuming up to 322,168 microplastics a year. Gerolsteiner (317,856), Aqua (290,321), Epura (139,647), Aquafina (79,772), Minalba (53,161), Wahaha (45,030), Dasani (20,636), Evian (15,770) and San Pellegrino (4,558). TRULY INSANE, WE MUST DO BETTER so please share this post with your followers and help us spread awareness about this URGENT issue before it gets even worse! #saveourseas #endplasticpollution #karmagawa #savethereef

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Umpire injury causes outrageous Yankees-Astros Game 3 delay

As if baseball didn’t have a pace of play issue before, Tuesday’s ALCS Game 3 didn’t help.

The game was delayed by more than 15 minutes before the top of the fifth, when home plate umpire Jeff Nelson was removed from the game due to a concussion.

Nelson was hit in the mask by a foul ball in the top of the fourth, but remained in the game at the time after being checked out by Yankees trainer Steve Donohue.

After the end of the fourth, though, as Luis Severino warmed up to start the fifth, Nelson was looked at again and left the game.

He was replaced by Kerwin Danley, who had been at second base.

The Yankees left the field during the switch, which had to be approved by MLB and the game was left without a left field umpire, as Marvin Hudson moved from left to third base.

Severino went back to the mound despite the lengthy delay and after getting Jose Altuve to ground to short, allowed a single to Michael Brantley and a four-pitch walk to Alex Bregman.

Chad Green entered and got the final two outs in the inning.

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Huge Man Utd scare as David De Gea hobbles off injured for Spain in Sweden just days before huge Liverpool clash – The Sun

DAVID DE GEA has hobbled out of Spain's Euro 2020 qualifier in Sweden after picking up a knock.

The Manchester United star, 28, had limped away from the field after clearing a back pass and winced as he appeared to pull a muscle.


He had to be replaced by Chelsea stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga and initial views look as though he has injured his hamstring.

It means De Gea could miss United's huge clash at Old Trafford on Sunday evening when they welcome European champions and fierce rivals Liverpool.

The timing could not be worse for boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, given he has been without a full-strength first team to pick from since August.

Full-backs Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are expected to push for first-team places after picking up injuries.

But Paul Pogba remains a doubt for Sunday's grudge match after posting video of his workout in Dubai with dressings on his foot.

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LeBron James joins NBA in rebuke of Houston Rockets owner's pro-democracy tweet

Former NBA player Al Harrington: Houston Rockets GM was in a ‘tough situation’

Former NBA player Al Harrington on Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s tweet about China and NBA players refraining from condemning Chinese human rights abuses for the sake of their own wallets.

LeBron James is defending communist China, a move that likely has lots to deal with his own capitalistic ventures and profits.

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There is no denying that the NBA has a China problem, after a tweet earlier this month from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey that expressed support for the democracy movement in Hong Kong. China responded with anger over the tweet, unleashing a variety of threats on the NBA.  Morey was quick to apologize and players also made clear their love for China.

The message that emerged was not one of solidarity for democracy and freedom. Instead, it was clear that the league needs the emerging market of China and was willing to do anything to hang on to it.

So too does Nike, the largest brand in basketball and a major player in China’s apparel and sneaker market. And in turn, James, Nike’s biggest ambassador for the sport, felt the need to weigh in Monday night on Morey’s tweet and the ensuing firestorm.

“We all talk about freedom of speech. Yes, we all do have freedom of speech but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen you’re not thinking about others and only thinking about yourself,” James said on Monday night in his first comments on the situation. “I don’t want to get into a word or sentence feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand when he spoke. And so many people could have been harmed not only financially but physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet and what we say and what we do.”

His comments were met by surprise and dismay from the protesters in Hong Kong. But perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise given how much China means to Nike.

The footwear sales alone for Nike in China are $4.26 billion, which represents 68.6 percent of the company’s revenue in the country. The China has an estimated 300 million basketball players, there is only room for that number to continue to grow, which it did along with footwear revenue up that was up 22 percent compared to 2017. That $6.2 billion in 2017 revenue in China represents 40 percent of the company’s growth.

Three years ago, James signed an endorsement deal with Nike that will pay him $1 billion over the next three decades. There are a lot of reasons for James to bow to Nike as well as China’s whims.

In later comments, James went on to say that Morey was “either misinformed or not really educated on the situation” when he tweeted in support of the democracy movement in Hong Kong. The bottom line for James, however, is the bottom line of his checkbook. Nike’s endorsement deal with James will pay him north of $30 million in 2019.

Nike stands to lose billions if China should suddenly cut ties with anything and everything American basketball. On global revenue of $34.5 billion in 2018 for Nike, $6.20 billion came from China. Much of that is attributed to the growth and popularity of the NBA in the world’s largest nation.

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The Los Angeles Lakers superstar, one of the biggest pitchmen in the business, is all in on the Chinese market and understands its importance. In years past, James has traveled to China on behalf of Nike, appearing at camps and clinics as well as engagements to promote their global brand. The Chinese market is massive for Nike and one which the sneaker and apparel company wants to not just safeguard but also expand.

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James also has reportedly signed endorsement deals with Chinese interests in the past, such as media company Tencent that inked the NBA superstar to promote the NBA2K video game.

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