Singh to lead National Under-17 team

first_imgThe Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) recently announced a formidable 14-man team led by Sachin Singh which will compete in the 2018 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Under-17 tournament.The National U-17 team will set out on a campaign to capture the elusive CWI regional title when the tournament bowls off July 8-18 in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago.Former Guyana Under-15 skipper and star batsman Singh will lead the all-star team, which also comprises Seon Glasgow, middle-order batsman Gevon Shultz, Nigel Deodat, leg-spinner Niron Bissu, pacer Dwain Dick and former U-15 prolific all-rounder Sheldon Charles.Talented middle-order batsman Andre Seepersaud will be Singh’s deputy. Veteran Coach Orin Bailey and Nazeer Mohammed are head coach and manager, respectively.Guyana U-17 team: Sachin Singh (Captain); Andre Seepersaud (Vice Captain); Seon Glasgow; Navendra Persaud; Yeudistir Persaud (wicketkeeper); Hrithik Singh; Niron Bissu; Nigel Deodat; Gevon Shultz; Badesh Parsotam; Sheldon Charles; Sylvian Williams; Leon Swamy; Dwayne Dick.The four standbys are: Ameer Singh, Andrew Samaroo, Trevon Charles, and Marvan Prashad.last_img read more

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Boys’ soccer: Sanchez’s dream real

first_imgIf the excitement leading up to Friday’s game wasn’t enough to keep Kevin Sanchez awake at night, it’s not likely he had a much easier time getting to sleep Friday night. Sanchez sparked an outburst of excitement and celebration for the Chatsworth High boys’ soccer team when he scored the winning goal in the 79th minute of Friday’s City Section quarterfinal against visiting Sylmar. The 2-1 victory extends the third-seeded Chancellors’ deepest playoff run in more than a decade, with a matchup Wednesday at No. 2 San Fernando being the final obstacle in the way of Chatsworth’s first final since 1991. The Chancellors failed to score on three consecutive corner kicks shortly before Sanchez’s goal, but Chatsworth coach Vahan Minassian said he never felt a sense of desperation from his team. “I think we knew we had it,” Minassian said. “If we play our game, we are in control. “After that first goal, it was, `Wow, we thought it was offsides.’ But that’s why you play the game and you have to go with the ref’s calls. “These guys, they didn’t let that get to them, they never let up. My hats go off to all of them, they did a phenomenal job.” The loss was just the third of the season for sixth-seeded Sylmar (21-3-3). “That’s a fantastic team and they gave us a great game,” Minassian said. Up next is a San Fernando team that has defeated Chatsworth twice this season. heather.gripp@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Teammates dogpiled on Sanchez after his decisive shot, which came off a rebound of a Travis Bowen shot that hit the post. “I couldn’t believe it,” Sanchez said. “It’s like a dream. I couldn’t even sleep last night I was thinking about the game so much. This is even better than what I’d dream. I can’t even describe it.” center_img Chatsworth (19-6-2) never led until that score in the closing minutes. The Chancellors spent much of the game trying to erase an early deficit created when Sylmar’s Cesar Sarabia scored on an open net in the third minute. Chatsworth goalkeeper Giovanni Castaneda had make a sliding play to prevent one score, but before he could get up, Sarabia ran past him for a lead that lasted until the second half. Bowen scored the tying Chatsworth’s tying goal in the 55th minute. “I think it actually helped when they got the lead,” Sanchez said. “That was important because it made us more focused and made us play our hardest the whole game.” last_img
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Over 2,000 customers without power in Fort St. John and North Peace

first_imgThe outage is affecting people East of 108th ST, North-West of ALASKA HWY, South of BYPASS (119 AVE) RD.  There is no estimate at the moment for when power will be restored and there is no cause.We will post more updates as they become available.You can also get information at www.bchydro.com/outages- Advertisement –last_img

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Inter Milan top Serie A as Juventus held in Fiorentina

first_imgBut as Maurizio Sarri made his debut on the Juventus bench after recovering from pneumonia, the Italian champions showed signs of weakness four days before their trip to Atletico Madrid.Juventus are trailing two points behind Inter Milan after three games and could be overtaken by city rivals Torino who host promoted Lecce on Monday.Napoli meanwhile warmed up for European holders Liverpool on Tuesday with a Dries Mertens double sealing a 2-0 win over crisis club Sampdoria, to move up to fourth in the table.“We wouldn’t have deserved to win this game,” said Sarri as Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates lacked inspiration and struggled physically.The reigning eight-time Serie A champions are already missing injured captain Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio and Marko Pjaca.And Brazilian Douglas Costa pulled up with a hamstring problem minutes into the game in Florence, followed by Miralem Pjanic with a muscular issue with Danilo later suffering cramps in the heat.Fiorentina’s French midfielder Franck Ribery (R) tackles Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo. © AFP / Vincenzo PINTOThey nevertheless held on despite pressure with former French international Franck Ribery impressive on his first start for the hosts.“It was a very complicated situation as we used all our substitutions for injuries, and had no fresh players to introduce at key moments,” said Sarri.“A team with less character would lose such a game.”Midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur added: “We got an important point, today we saw a bad Juventus.“We suffered on the wings, they were very good. We still have to get used to Sarri’s game, but we are on the right track. Now we want to win in Madrid.”– ‘Better than Ronaldo’ –Ribery, 36, went off to a standing ovation from the crowd at the Artemio Franchi Stadium after an hour as his team earned their first point this season.Ribery “played better than Ronaldo,” insisted Fiorentina’s new owner Rocco Commisso, as the former Bayern Munich midfielder did well to neutralise Ronaldo, who had scored four goals for Portugal in European qualifiers this week.Ronaldo failed to add to his tally with an acrobatic bicycle kick in the 85th minute flying over the bar.In the San Siro, Udinese played an hour a man down after Rodrigo de Paul saw red for slapping Antonio Candreva.Sensi broke through just before the break getting his head to a cross from fellow newcomer Diego Godin.Former Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez came on for the final ten minutes, and was denied his first goal by Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso.Napoli played their first home game after renovations carried out to their San Paolo Stadium.Giovanni Di Lorenzo provided the cross for Mertens to tap in after 13 minutes.Newly-blonde Belgian forward Dries Mertens scored a double for Napoli. © AFP / Andreas SOLARONew signing Fernando Llorente made his debut and the former Tottenham player had an immediate impact, sending the ball back to Mertens who finished off for a 67th-minute goal which took a slight deflection off Sampdoria defender Alex Ferrari.“We did well, played qualify football,” said Caro Ancelotti.“We also kept a clean sheet, so at least that was a sigh of relief,” he added, after Napoli conceded seven goals in their first two games against Fiorentina and Juventus.Eusebio Di Francesco’s Sampdoria are in the midst of a crisis as the Genoa club remain bottom of the table with no points and nine goals conceded.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Maurizio Sarri made his debut on the bench for Juventus in Florence after recovering from pneumonia. © AFP / Vincenzo PINTOMILAN, Italy, Sep 14 – Inter Milan reclaimed top spot in Serie A after a 1-0 win over 10-man Udinese on Saturday as Juventus lost three players to injury in a painful goalless draw at Fiorentina to complicate preparations for next week’s Champions League opener.Stefano Sensi’s diving header was enough to seal a maximum nine points for Antonio Conte’s Inter ahead of their European opener against Slavia Prague in the San Siro next Tuesday.last_img read more

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Too many? The PL sides who have used the MOST English players this season

first_img 11 1. Queens Park Rangers have fielded 15 English players – The team who has used the most English players this season is the Super Hoops. With Charlie Austin banging in the goals, Rob Green keeping them out, while Joey Barton creates and the likes of Steven Caulker, Rio Ferdinand and Clint Hill in defence, Chris Ramsey has wealth of talent at his disposal and they’ll keep battling against relegation until the very end. 11 2= Leicester have fielded 13 English players – Click right to see which Premier League team has used the most English players – Nigel Pearson, apart from the additions of Esteban Cambiasso, Leonardo Ulloa and Andrej Kramaric, has been pretty faithful to the squad that got the Foxes promoted. Matty James, Danny Drinkwater have starred while Marc Albrighton is hitting form at the right time as they look to beat the drop. In joint 10th for the most English players fielded in the Premier League, Sunderland have featured nine English players in their matches so far this season* – Click right to see which Premier League team has used the most English players – The likes of Lee Cattermole, Wes Brown, Billy Jones and Jermain Defoe might not be young but they form a core of English players at the Stadium of Light. 11 10= Swansea have fielded nine English players – Click right to see which Premier League team has used the most English players – Garry Monk has made a habit of singing English stars with Jack Cork, Kyle Naughton and loanee Tom Carroll joining the club over the last year. 11 8. Aston Villa have fielded 11 English players – Click right to see which Premier League team has used the most English players – Fabian Delph is the Villans’ leading light when it comes to England at the moment but Tim Sherwood is able to call on many home-grown stars and is beginning to hand young players a chance too. 11 5= Crystal Palace have fielded 12 English players – Click right to see which Premier League team has used the most English players – Martin Kelly, Wilfried Zaha and Frazier Campbell have made a combined total of 33 minutes for the Three Lions, while Alan Pardew can also call on the underrated talents of Joel Ward, Jason Puncheon and Jordon Mutch. 11 11 If the English national team is going to improve in the coming years we need to see more home-grown youngsters in Premier League teams.For too long top flight sides have chosen to sign cheaper foreign imports rather than play their own academy graduates or bring in English talent from other clubs.The rise of Harry Kane at Tottenham is inspiring other sides to take a chance on their youngsters and as a result more Englishmen are making it into starting XIs across the country.But which team has played the most this season? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow to find out which club is showing faith in English players…*All statistics correct up to and including 6 May 2015 5= West Ham have fielded 12 English players – Click right to see which Premier League team has used the most English players – James Tomkins, Mark Noble, Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll ensure the Hammers have a healthy spine of English stars. Watch out for Reece Burke and Reece Oxford breaking into the first-team too. 11 2= Manchester United have fielded 13 English players – Click right to see which Premier League team has used the most English players – Injuries have forced Louis van Gaal to delve into his squad this year, that’s led to appearances for Tyler Blackett, Jesse Lingard, James Wilson and Tom Thorpe, along with internationals like England skipper Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw and Michael Carrick. 5= Southampton have fielded 12 English players – Click right to see which Premier League team has used the most English players – Southampton love bringing through young talent and the likes of Harrison Reed, Matt Targett, Sam Gallagher and Jake Hesketh are all likely to be household names in the coming years too, while James Ward-Prowse is pushing for international call-up. 11 11 9. Everton have fielded 10 English players – Click right to see which Premier League team has used the most English players – England internationals Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Ross Barkley and John Stones are all members of Roberto Martinez’s first-team, while starlets Tyias Browning, Luke Garbutt are pushing for a place too. 2= Burnley have fielded 13 English players – Click right to see which Premier League team has used the most English players – With money tight at Turf Moor, Sean Dyche can’t be splashing out on any old player and his defence is almost totally English with Tom Heaton, Kieran Trippier, Michael Keane, Jason Shackell, Michael Duff and Ben Mee all playing for the ex-Watford boss. It’s hard to forget Danny Ings’ talent up front either. 11last_img read more

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Tractor Run in memory of Michael O’Donnell to take place in Lettermacaward

first_imgLettermacaward Parish are hosting a Memorial Tractor Run for Michael O’ Donnell.The tractor run will take place on Sunday the 2nd of April and all proceeds raised will go towards the RNLI.Assembly is at 12pm at Lettermacaward Chapel Car Park with the run beginning at 2pm. Vintage cars are also welcome to join in on the run!To enter your tractor/car the entry fee is €10 and includes refreshments in the hall afterwards.Everyone is welcome for what will be a fantastic day for a great cause.For more information you can check out the Facebook event page or call James on 0860628013. Tractor Run in memory of Michael O’Donnell to take place in Lettermacaward was last modified: March 11th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charityLettermacawardRNLItractor runlast_img read more

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Newcastle planning shock £39m move for Portugal star

first_img William Carvalho was part of the Portugal side which won Euro 2016 1 Newcastle United are set to kick off their summer spending spree with a sensational £39m bid for Sporting’s William Carvalho, according to reports.Portuguese newspaper O Jogo has linked Rafa Benitez and the Magpies with an audacious move for one of country’s most highly-rated midfielders.Carvalho has been a regular for Sporting since breaking into the team aged just 19 and has turned out 119 times, winning the Taca de Portugal – the English version of the FA Cup – along the way.The defensive midfielder was also part of the Portuguese national side which won Euro 2016 starting five games including the final.Directors at Sporting have reportedly slapped a huge value on Carvalho and Benitez is said to be interested, although he is still hoping to drive down the reported £39 million price tag.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE CLUB GETS READY FOR BIG BIG BBQ

first_imgPeil na mBanThe U-10;s and U-12’s will continue to train from 5-6pm on Monday evenings.U8 girls will train on Saturday mornings for 10-11am with the mixed groups of boys and girls. The U14 County Semi finals will be played at The Bridge, Dunfanaghy on Thursday 5th September @6.30pm against St. Eunans. Everyone Rally the troops and head out the mines to support our young girls in the quest to make the county final.Our Minors were defeated at home last Tuesday by Milford. The next game for them is Tuesday the 3rd Sept in the Banks against Termon @6pm.A fundamental coaching course has been organised by the Donegal ladies board for the 14th September and a level 1 course is going ahead on the 21st September. Anyone interested in doing either of these course contact Dónal O’Séarcáigh. The Fundamentals coaching course is a must for anyone working with Girls/Ladies teams. New 22″ kit bags are in stock @ €28,contact Donal O’Séarcáigh.Cluichí / FixturesIt was mixed fortunes at the weekend for the senior and reserve teams when they played neighbours Dungloe. The reserve game ended in a draw while the seniors lost on a scoreline of 2-09 to 0-09. This weekend sees the senior team travel to MacCumhaill park for the Intermediate championship semi final where they take on Aodh Ruadh. Ádh mór ar Danny agus na gasúraí uilig.BBQNaomh Muire are holding a bbq on the night of the 14th September. It promises to be a great night with great food an music on the night. Please see website or facebook for more details.Light Up Your Club The LIGHT UP YOUR CLUB campaign is being run by the club with the aim of getting the Floodlights up and running this autumn and winter. The bulbs are €100 each and so far well over half have been sponsored from all over the world by so many. If you would like to sponsor a bulb please email naomhmuire@gmail.comThose who sponsor a bulb will have their name on a board in the clubhouse for the next ten years. Go raibh maith agaibh.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE CLUB GETS READY FOR BIG BIG BBQ was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Club NewsGAANAOMH MUIRElast_img read more

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NFL turns this siesta of a game into a fiesta

first_img They represent a school called Escuela Superior de Educacion Fisica and are indeed champions of an arena league. And the name? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We were all thinking about what our name should be,” said Antonio Chavez, one of the players. “We got a little loco.” Porno Stars or not, Sunday was a crazy night all around as the NFL ventured outside the United States for the first time in its 86-year history. It will be recorded as a 31-14 victory for the Arizona Cardinals over the San Francisco 49ers, but a game that might have induced a siesta in Phoenix was turned into a 3-hour fiesta by the NFL-record crowd of 103,467. It was a night where the only thing that looked familiar was on the field. Instead of hot dogs and hamburgers, vendors sold tacos (five for $3, your choice of mystery meat) and cups of noodle soup topped with lime. Extra points were celebrated as loudly as touchdowns and the biggest cheer of the night went with the news that Mexico had defeated Brazil to win the Under-17 world soccer championship. Soon the stadium rang with the traditional soccer chant “Mex-i-co, Mex-i-co” and then into “Ole, ole, ole, ole.” “That was one of the greatest feelings I’ve ever had,” Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby said. “I hadn’t had that feeling since college (at Auburn) when we’d come running out of the tunnel in front of 86,000-90,000 people. It took me back.” The 49ers, thanks to their five Super Bowl championships in the ’80s and ’90s, are among Mexico’s most popular teams. It showed in the number of red San Francisco jerseys that dotted the crowd. Many just wore jerseys of their favorite players – Aikman, Roethlisberger, McGahee, Palmer, or McNabb – or college teams in Mexico. Cardinals jerseys were hard to come by, unless it was the No. 69 of Rolando Cantu – the Mexican tackle on their practice squad – or injured quarterback Kurt Warner. That didn’t stop the Cardinals from trying to win over the crowd. At a pregame news conference, Cardinals vice president Mike Bidwill held up a Mexico soccer jersey and, as the cameras clicked away, wished the national team luck. Then as the Cardinals ran onto the field for introductions, the crowd was electrified when safety Robert Griffith led the team out carrying the red, white and green Mexican flag on a staff. The overwhelming size of the steeply pitched stadium, which was nearly full an hour before kickoff – tailgating remains a uniquely American experience – and the haughty introductions in which the teams ran through inflatable helmets with the NFL logo and pyrotechnics provided a Super Bowl-like atmosphere. At least until the kickoff, which thanks to the 7,500-foot altitude – more than 2,000 feet higher than Denver – 49ers kicker Joe Nedney booted the ball through the uprights. Then the Cardinals and 49ers looked like teams that had one win between them. On the first play, Cardinals quarterback Josh McCown fumbled when he was sacked by Andre Carter and Bryant Young. Linebacker Brandon Moore picked the ball up and just as he got to the goal line, fumbled into the end zone. Fellow linebacker Derek Smith fell on it for a touchdown. The 49ers’ other touchdown also came courtesy of the defense, when Travis Hall stripped Cardinals running back Marcel Shipp of the ball and cornerback Derrick Johnson scooped it up and sprinted 78 yards for a touchdown. Those fumbles were two of the game’s seven turnovers. The Cardinals managed their first offensive touchdowns since the season opener – the two McCown touchdown passes doubled their season total – but in perhaps a nod to the soccer-mad crowd, their offense consisted mainly of six field goals from Arizona kicker Neil Rackers. If the fans’ reactions were often unique – they booed when Rackers lined up for his field-goal attempts, then cheered when he made them – they at least seemed to understand the quality of quarterbacking they were witnessing. When 49ers quarterback Tim Rattay threw a pass at the feet of running back Terry Jackson, the crowd whistled. On the next series, they did the same when McCown launched a pass into the Cardinals’ bench. Two minutes into the second quarter, they began to do the wave. “Obviously,” Rattay said. “We played horrendous.” The product on the field notwithstanding, the NFL is ready to try this again. In the pregame news conference, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue gave the strongest indication yet that the NFL wants to play more games in places such as Europe, Japan, China and Canada, as well as Mexico again. There have already been discussions about having Tampa Bay, whose owner Malcolm Glazer bought English soccer club Manchester United, play in England next season. While some teams are expected to balk at giving up a home game – as the Cardinals did – Tagliabue said he will encourage owners at a meeting next week to make “an institutional commitment” to exporting the game, perhaps even twice a season. “The key is to let them know in advance and make it an institutional obligation,” Tagliabue said, calling these games a precursor to foreign franchises. It might be many years before that happens, but this was a night that, with all the excitement and pageantry, both the NFL and Mexico could celebrate. Vive la difference. Viva Mexico. Billy Witz covers the NFL for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3621 or billy.witz@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img MEXICO CITY – The first indication that this was no ordinary NFL game came when I walked through the gates at Estadio Azteca and suddenly realized I was surrounded by five real, live Porno Stars. These Porno Stars said they were the best – champions, in fact. There was no need to ask if they’d won the Lingerie Bowl, not the way they filled out their black and gold jerseys that read “Porno Stars” with a Playboy bunny logo just above the numbers. last_img read more

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Aaron Rodgers ruthlessly exposes Raiders’ weaknesses on defense

first_imgThis wasn’t Chase Daniel or Jacoby Brissett. It was Aaron Rodgers, looking as good as Aaron Rodgers has ever looked.So maybe you cut the Raiders’ defense a little slack Sunday after a 42-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, given Rodgers’ standing as a Hall of Fame quarterback in waiting.Unless it happens again over the next three weeks when the opposing quarterbacks are DeShaun Watson, Matthew Stafford and Philip Rivers.If it does, the Raiders can forget about playoff aspirations and go back to the drawing board in their endless struggle to put together rush and coverage to a point where they can at least be an annoyance for a top-flight quarterback. And it won’t matter whether Derek Carr learns to grasp the ball with two hands while going for the end zone pylon. Truth be told, Carr’s offense against the Packers, even with his ginormous mistake, operated much closer to a playoff level than did the defense.For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Rodgers completed 25 of 31 passes for 429 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions for the Packers. That’s a perfect 158.3 according to the NFL passer rating system, and it doesn’t take into account his 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.Green Bay receivers, even without the injured Davante Adams, were breaking open all day. Those who were covered caught the ball anyway. Nine of Rodgers’ completions went for 314 yards, an average of 34.9 yards per play.“There’s no excuse for giving up big plays like that,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden told reporters afterward. “We gave up a big play at the end of the first half and a big play to start the third quarter, and we can’t play like that. We just can’t do it.” Asked how the Raiders could solve their big-play woes on defense, Gruden said, “I’m not going to comment on that right now. I’m just going to say it’s a combination of Rodgers making great plays, and we’ve got to do a better job coaching, playing, and that we will do.”Harris told reporters Rodgers was something out of the ordinary.“He knows what you are in before you even start moving around,” Harris said. “They had some receivers we thought might not play, but it didn’t really matter because as long as (No.) 12 is back there, he will make that offense go.”Opposing quarterbacks over the next three games aren’t Rodgers, but they’re better than what the Raiders have seen so far with the exception of Mahomes.Next up is Watson and the Houston Texans. Watson is coming off a 308-yard passing day in a loss to Indianapolis and has a top-flight target in DeAndre Hopkins.If the Raiders win, they’d come off their five-game road trip from hell at 4-3 overall and get five of the next seven at home. The Packers loss would be written off as Rodgers being Rodgers.But if Rodgers simply provided a blue print for which others will follow against the Raiders, finishing over .500 will be next to impossible.SEASON PASS DIGITAL OFFERIf you have not already, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a digital subscription, which gives you access to all content on the Mercury News and East Bay Times websites. With your support, we can continue bringing these stories — and much more — to your screens. Here’s where to sign up for the season pass: Mercury News, East Bay Times. Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any time soon Raiders’ Trent Brown goes to I.R., Jacobs won’t play against Chargers Boy gets caught in Black Hole frenzy, leaves with Derek Carr’s towel How 6-8 Raiders can still make NFL playoffs after 4-game losing streak Raiders Hudson, Brown make Pro Bowl; Waller, Jacobs do not The Raiders had just one sack, and it came from rookie defensive end Maxx Crosby in the first half. The best lick on Rodgers came from linebacker Nick Morrow on a blitz up the middle. Rodgers managed to get the ball away for an incomplete pass before being knocked to the turf in the end zone.Otherwise, it was mostly Rodgers hooking fish in a barrel, and he may as well have been on a captain’s chair in a bass boat. Rodgers was even better than Patrick Mahomes when he took the Raiders apart in the second quarter in Week 2 at the Coliseum.Therein lies the problem. Rodgers and Mahomes are the only two quarterbacks the Raiders have played who approach the elite level.Veteran Joe Flacco can’t get the Broncos going in Denver. Kirk Cousins was efficient without being spectacular in a run-first Minnesota attack. Brissett missed open throws in Indianapolis, his receivers dropped passes and he threw the game-deciding interception to Erik Harris, who returned it for a touchdown.Daniel of the Chicago Bears gifted the Raiders two interceptions in London where Morrow and Gareon Conley looked like intended receivers.Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Jones catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Against the Packers, Daryl Worley and Conley were giving up big plays, and tight ends resumed their destruction against Raiders safeties. When it was over, the final game book didn’t have a defender getting his hands on a single pass.Which isn’t surprising given the time Rodgers had to pick and choose.“Today was the best pocket we’ve had all season,” Rodgers told reporters.He got no argument from Crosby, author of the lone sack.“Collectively, we didn’t get enough push up front,” Crosby said.  “We didn’t get in his face enough. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He did a good job. But defensively we hurt ourselves all game.”Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will take some heat, but he can’t get his secondary closer to receivers or pass rushers to the quarterback simply by the power of suggestion. Whenever the Raiders did blitz, Rodgers seemed to find an open target. Blitzing is the solution for couch coordinators everywhere, yet suicide against quarterbacks like Rodgers, Tom Brady or Drew Brees.Now comes the part where the Raiders have to find a way to fix rush and coverage issues with 10 games still to play.There were Sunday reports from ESPN that the Raiders would “buyers” at the Oct. 29 trade deadline, seeking linebackers and pass rushers.Easier said than done. Players available at this point are there for a reason. Few teams trade a viable pass rusher, and if so, it’s because of big-time behavioral or contractual concerns.Related Articleslast_img read more

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