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Former Tennessee WR DaRick Rogers To Transfer To Tennessee

It looks as if talented wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers will be playing football in the state of Tennessee this season after all.Just not for the University of Tennessee.Several local reports say that Rogers has transferred to Tennessee Tech, where he will be immediately eligible to play for the Golden Eagles. Rogers met with Tennessee Tech coaches on Sunday, just 48 hours after being suspended indefinitely by UT coach Derek Dooley for an undisclosed violation of team rules.Tennessee Tech is a Football Championship Subdivision school located about 100 miles west of Knoxville in Cookeville, Tenn. Rogers will have two years of eligibility remaining, but it remains to be seen whether he will already be in the starting lineup when the Golden Eagles open their season against Hampton on Thursday night.The move also reunites him with his old high school teammate, Tre Lamb, whose father was Rogers’ head coach at Calhoun (Ga.) High School. The younger Lamb is entering his third season as Tennessee Tech’s starting quarterback after leading the Eagles to the Ohio Valley Conference championship as a junior.News of Rogers’ suspension at Tennessee coincided with the release of a Vols’ depth chart that did not include him. After the announcement, Dooley told reporters that he didn’t foresee Rogers playing for his team at all this season.The 6-foot-3, 206-pound Rogers was a first-team All-SEC pick last year after ranking first in the conference with 67 catches and second in the league with his 1,040 receiving yards. He also caught nine touchdown passes.He totaled six games with at least 100 yards receiving, while 54 of his 67 (81 percent) catches during the season went for first downs or touchdowns.Rogers’ tenure in Knoxville had been stormy from the outset, starting with his decision spurn the nearby University of Georgia to attend UT. He had already been arrested for his role in a brawl involving multiple Tennessee players by the time he had stepped on the field for the first time as a freshman.Several other incidents soon followed. read more

Geno Smith Fires Agent After Draft Descent

Geno Smith, the once projected top NFL draft pick who fell to the second round, fired his agent, citing “a number of things.”The former West Virginia quarterback, who tumbled into the second round (39th overall), confirmed Tuesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that he parted ways with Select Sports Group. He claimed it wasn’t because of his big drop in the draft.“I don’t want to shed too much light on it,” he said. “The thing that I can tell you is that it’s not because of the whole draft experience. It’s not because of one particular incident. There are a number of things, and that story, you know, that battle will be fought on a different day. As of right now, I don’t feel too comfortable talking about all the details of it.”By rule, Smith has to wait five days before he can sign with another agent. Sports Business Journal first reported his decision.Smith was projected as a possible top-10 pick, although there was a growing belief in the days before the draft that he could slip.The agonizing wait in the green room at Radio City Music Hall was “hard to stomach,” he said. After Day 1, he announced his plans to leave New York for home, but he changed his mind and returned to the green room.As it turned out, Smith wasn’t the first quarterback taken. E.J. Manual went to the Buffalo Bills with the 16th pick. The Jets passed twice on Smith in the first round before pulling the trigger.Because of the rookie wage scale, there isn’t much room for negotiation. Smith will receive a deal similar to that of last year’s 39th pick, St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins–a four-year deal for $4.99 million.Smith’s former agents, Jeff Nalley and Erik Burkhardt, didn’t return calls for comment.The firing of his agents, coupled with his threat to leave the draft after the first day, has raised questions about Smith’s maturity.“One of his perceived weaknesses was working through adversity,” a personnel executive said Tuesday, speaking on the condition of anonymity. read more

Tony Hawk surprised local North County skateboarders

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tony Hawk was in Encinitas and Oceanside encouraging skaters to “do a kickflip.” If they did they earned some awesome swag from the famous skater Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Tony Hawk surprised local North County skateboarders Posted: March 30, 2019 March 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img

BUSINESS BRIEF Planet Fitness Provides Nearly 55 Million Free Workouts For 900000

first_imgHAMPTON, NH — Below is a press release from Planet Fitness, which has a location in Wilmington at 355 Middlesex Avenue:Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone, announced that more than 900,000 teens signed up for its national Teen Summer Challenge initiative, logging nearly 5.5 million workouts over the course of three-and-a-half months. The Teen Summer Challenge took place from May 15 through September 1, during which Planet Fitness opened its doors to high school teenagers ages 15 – 18 to work out for free at any of its more than 1,800 locations in the United States and Canada.As the impetus for this initiative, Planet Fitness commissioned a national study to find out how teens felt about health and fitness with key findings including:If There’s a Will, There’s a Way. 91 percent of teens want to stay active and healthy over the summer, but many of them simply don’t know where to begin. Additionally two in five (41 percent) of teenagers report that their fitness levels decrease over the summer when school is out.Teens Feel Intimidated about Fitness. Almost two in five (39 percent) say they don’t have enough guidance on how to exercise or where to even start (36 percent). Those who do work out, however, noted they feel more confident (47 percent), happier (43 percent), less stressed (37 percent) and less anxious (24 percent) overall.Fitness over Screen Time. More than one-third (36 percent) of teens wish to exercise more during their free time, which is greater than the number of teens who want to spend more time playing video games (27 percent), browsing social media (16 percent) or watching TV (16 percent).Improved Academics through Fitness. Especially timely given the start of the school year, there are also fitness benefits that parlay into academics; among teens who see improvements based on exercise (91 percent), two in five (40 percent) report that exercise helps them find more focus, with 23 percent directly attributing it to making them a better student.“We were blown away by how many teens signed up for the Teen Summer Challenge and made the decision to get moving this summer,” said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness. “There are so many benefits to teen exercise, far beyond just the physical ones, such as increased self-esteem and improved academic performance. We were thrilled to welcome teens into our clubs, encourage them along their fitness journey and help hundreds of thousands of teens realize these benefits as they form lifelong healthy habits.”In addition to opening its doors to teens this summer, Planet Fitness also developed a fun full body workout tailored just for them as a source of inspiration and guidance, which could be further modified based on one’s fitness level. Planet Fitness’ certified trainers also led free group fitness sessions exclusively for teens all summer long to provide tools, insights and inspiration to help them succeed. This is especially important as Planet Fitness’ research found that while one-third (33 percent) of teens simply don’t know where to begin when it comes to exercise, almost two-thirds (65 percent) note they would go to the gym more often if they are able to work out with a friend or a buddy.“The Teen Summer Challenge was a great program for teens, even for those who have never touched weights before or stepped on a treadmill,” noted Carl P., age 15, who participated in the Teen Summer Challenge at his local club in Rhode Island. “It motivated me to go to the gym and be the best ‘me’ I can be. Even as a young teen, it’s nice to know that I – and all my friends – have a place to work out where we feel like we belong.”Finally, all teens in the United States and Canada who signed up were automatically entered into Planet Fitness’ Scholarship Sweepstakes. In the United States, 51 lucky teens across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., are in the process of being randomly selected to receive a $500 scholarship, and one teen will receive a $5,000 grand prize. In Canada, one lucky teen across each participating province will be randomly selected to receive a $500 scholarship toward academics or athletics, and one teen will receive a separate $5,000 grand prize. Winners will be notified this month.For more information on Planet Fitness and to locate any of its more than 1,800 Planet Fitness locations, please visit Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? 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Dengue takes another childs life

first_imgBangladeshi medical assistants tend to patients suffering from dengue fever at the Mugda Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka on 8 August 2019. Photo: AFPA child died of dengue fever in the capital’s Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital on Tuesday.The director of the hospital, Uttam Kumar Barua, told Prothom Alo that the deceased Samia, 8, of Taltola got admitted to the hospital on 10 August in a critical condition.She died around 6:30am today, Uttam Kumar added.last_img