first_imgIn a brand new interview with Katie Couric, three-time Grammy winner Chance The Rapper gives fans a better glimpse of who he is. The interview takes place at Harold’s Chicken Shack, one of Chance’s favorite restaurants in the Southside of Chicago, and throughout, Chance talks about a whole slew of topics ranging from being an independent artist, the significance of the number 3 in his life, and gun violence in his home city.You can check out the interview for yourself below, courtesy of Yahoo.last_img

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first_imgStatewide—In the most recent executive order signed by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, it allows retired and inactive EMS professionals to join the fight against COVID-19.The executive order permits retired and inactive EMS professionals to provide supplemental health care services in Indiana during this public health emergency without reinstatement or approval by the Indiana EMS Commission if they work under the supervision of a licensed EMS or health care professional.Under the executive order, retired and inactive EMS professionals are also allowed to provide primary patient care for patients as part of emergency response, transports and facilities with a temporary certification or licensure from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.last_img

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Those may be the same people who will see Jansen quoted as saying “who cares” and wonder if his attitude is where it should be. If so, they’re the ones misinterpreting things, not the pitcher.“You gotta have that ‘who cares’ mentality” as a coping mechanism, Jansen said Sunday. “It happens. It hurts. We wanted that win today. But they’re gonna be there (in Dodger Stadium) next week. That’s who I am. I just get that payback time when I face them again.“You gotta let it go, man. You gotta let it go to survive in this league. You can’t let stuff like that happen and worry about it, because it’s going to cost you the next game.”Relief pitching, especially in high-leverage situations, is guaranteed to frustrate those who don’t have to do it. Fans are already prepared to give up on Joe Kelly, who was signed for three years to help get the Dodgers to the ninth inning but has often been unable to build that bridge.  They’re just now warming to Baez, but the memories of his early struggles are never too far from the public consciousness.With Jansen, the concerns – from the outside – are about his velocity, or his location, or the home run ball to which he has become susceptible in recent seasons. He has surrendered high profile homers in each of the last two World Series. He gave up 13 last season in 69 games, and now has given up four in 17 outings in 2019. SAN DIEGO — Part of the problem is that we expect our relief pitchers to be perfect. And, as we were once again reminded Sunday afternoon, they aren’t.“These guys aren’t robots,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said earlier in the week.When he spoke those words he was talking about Pedro Baez. But he could have been talking about Kenley Jansen, who gave up a walkoff grand slam to Hunter Renfroe that gave the Padres an 8-5 victory Sunday afternoon and prevented a Dodgers sweep at Petco Park.Jansen has saved 280 games in his career, 12 in 14 save opportunities this year. The times he doesn’t, such as Sunday? Those are the times that fans grumble and squirm and, in some extreme cases, wonder if there is a better option out there. Believe me, people were tweeting that sentiment around 4:10 Sunday afternoon, after Renfroe hammered a cutter into the left field seats.center_img The first pitch to Renfroe was mid-strike zone and a wee bit in, and the Padres slugger took it for strike one.“The second pitch, I tried to go up … tried to climb the ladder,” Jansen said. “But the ball stayed a little down, and he put a good swing on it. Sometimes that’s gonna happen. I can’t beat myself (up) about this.“How many times do you throw a good pitch up in the zone and guys swing through it? … I got beat by my best pitch, the pitch I want to throw there in that situation, up in the zone. I’ve just got to let it go.”There is also this about these high-wire artists: The best ones believe in accountability. Jansen, as is the case with most of his fellow closers, does not duck questions after a bad outing.No, he’s not perfect. But he sets a good example. His is a high-wire act, only way more public. And those who discount the importance of the save usually are those who have never had to get those 25th, 26th and 27th outs with little margin for error.Ask Padres fans. Their closer, Kirby Yates, came into this series with 14 saves in 16 appearances and an 0.56 ERA, but he suffered losses in the ninth inning Friday and Saturday nights. Eventually, everybody gripes about their respective relief pitchers.Jansen had a one-run lead going into the ninth inning Sunday, achieved on Chris Taylor’s two-run home run in the eighth to complete a comeback from what was originally a 4-0 deficit. Starter Kenta Maeda and relievers Ross Stripling and Baez had retired 14 San Diego hitters in a row, with seven strikeouts in a row at one point, to get the ball to Jansen.The ninth started ominously, with Eric Hosmer stroking a high and outside cutter to the opposite field for a single, and Manny Margot and Wil Myers following with bunt hits to load the bases. Margot was sacrificing, and third baseman Justin Turner let his bunt roll but it stayed fair. Myers bunted to the left of the mound, and in the confusion over who was covering he beat it out.Yet Jansen almost got to the end of the high wire, getting Greg Garcia on a called third strike – the ninth pitch of the at-bat – and retiring catcher Francisco Mejia on a popup to first.“We did,” said Roberts, when asked at that point if he felt confident Jansen was going to get out of it. “And when he got to some stress there were some 93s there (velocity), and I thought the ball had life. So once he got Garcia, and then Mejia, I really liked our chances.” … I think right now he just hasn’t been consistent with his execution. Even the Hosmer ball, he was trying to go up and in and (the ball) leaked back over for some hard contact. But when he gets in a spot to save and it gets stressful, he finds a way to make pitches.”Usually.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

first_img2020 FANTASY RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerThe next tier of QBs — the veteran pocket passers — remains mostly unchanged aside from the addition of Brady. We weren’t high on him before, but now that he’s on a team with some of the best pass-catchers in the NFL, he could really put up numbers. He’ll likely get drafted ahead of some of the other veterans, but for now, we see him just inside the top 12 because of his age and immobility. Many will rank Ryan Tannehill higher than where we have him after his resurgent 2019, but with low volume and a reliance on big plays, his margin of error is slim. The guys in front of him have much better weapons, too, but once you’re in the backup tier, anything goes during the draft. Some owners might jump on Daniel Jones or Joe Burrow, thinking they’re getting “this year’s Lamar,” so rankings only matter so much.  Tom Brady is a Buccaneer, Kyler Murray and Josh Allen both got new weapons to throw to (Murray more so than Allen), and Jarrett Stidham is finally getting his chance to shine! OK, that last one isn’t quite as important, but the opening of the NFL free agency period saw some major signings and trades that shook up the 2020 fantasy football quarterback rankings. Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson stood firm at the top, but the movement started early and saw some new sleepers populate the middle and lower tiers. Murray moved ahead of Deshaun Watson after the Cardinals acquired DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans. Many owners will put Murray ahead of Wilson, but we’re still giving the benefit of the doubt to the veteran, who has proved he can put up numbers regardless of supporting cast. We see Watson the same way, which is why he only fell one spot from our initial offseason rankings, but there’s a case to be made for moving Allen in front of him after the Bills acquired Stefon Diggs. Either way, once you get past Jackson and Mahomes, the next tier of QBs, at least through No. 7 Dak Prescott, is full of similar guys who can get points with their legs in addition to their arms.  With the Chargers seemingly content with Tyrod Taylor as their starter (we’ll see if that still holds after the draft), he becomes a sneaky sleeper. He’s a solid runner and has all kinds of weapons around him. If he really is expected to be under center for the Bolts heading into Week 1 next season, he’s another guy who will likely rise in the rankings. New Panthers starter Teddy Bridgewater could garner more interest, too, but he’s probably not as exciting as young gunslingers like Gardner Minshew or Drew Lock, both of whom could rise depending on what their teams do in the draft. Overall, the 2020 QB rankings are stacked, and there are several exciting rookies (Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, Jordan Love) who could shake things up even more if they’re in positions to start in Week 1. Former fantasy studs Cam Newton and Jameis Winston are also still on the free agent market, so you know this list will change plenty of times before the season starts. We’ll update it after any big moves, so check back for the latest. 2020 Fantasy Football QB RankingsRankings based on four-point passing touchdown formatsRankPlayer1Lamar Jackson, Ravens2Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs3Russell Wilson, Seahawks4Kyler Murray, Cardinals5Deshaun Watson, Texans6Josh Allen, Bills7Dak Prescott, Cowboys8Matt Ryan, Falcons9Carson Wentz, Eagles10Drew Brees, Saints11Aaron Rodgers, Packers12Tom Brady, Buccaneers13Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers14Baker Mayfield, Browns15Jared Goff, Rams16Matthew Stafford, Lions17Joe Burrow, TBD (likely Bengals)18Daniel Jones, Giants19Ryan Tannehill, Titans20Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers21Tyrod Taylor, Chargers22Philip Rivers, Colts23Kirk Cousins, Vikings24Derek Carr, Raiders25Teddy Bridgewater, Panthers26Gardner Minshew, Jaguars27Sam Darnold, Jets28Drew Lock, Broncos29Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins30Dwayne Haskins, Redskins31Nick Foles, Bears32Jarrett Stidham, Patriotslast_img read more

first_imgHenri Saivet was unveiled to St James’ Park before Newcastle’s draw with Manchester United, 24 hours after signing for the club. The 25-year-old Senegal international joined the club for an undisclosed fee, understood to be in the region of £5million, on a five and a half-year contract.He came through the ranks at Bordeaux, making his senior debut at the age of 17 and going on to score 23 goals in 178 appearances.See some of his best bits above!last_img