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ONLINE: Na Tour nastv as Pyrenej. Ambition which favorite today…

first_imgThe Pyrenees are the same as last year in the itinerary of the sediment before the Alps. A total of eight peaks packed into just two stages, three until Saturday and five until Sunday. Both are moles and can be very explosive. First 141 kilometers from Cazeres-sur-Garonne to Loudenville and a day later 153 kilometers from Pau to Laruns on Sunday.ONLINE: Osm etapa Tour de FranceBoth stages do not end with a mountain range, but after the last peak of the day there is a descent to the cell. Today it will be 11 miles from Peyresourd to Loudenville. For riders who will be refrained on a steep climb, this will often mean that they need to descend to the very limit of risk to limit loss.The eye is extremely intense in the first hours and a huge battle is being played by Matt White, the sports director of Mitchelton-Scott, who plays Adam Yates’ jersey.It will be interesting to see which strategy is chosen on Saturday, says Wout Van Aert, who will again turn into a warm and strong domesticate of Primo Roglie and Tom Dumoulin. They are really high at first and the mountains and people are getting tired. This weekend we will see who has the legs to fight for the victory on this Tour.Allan Paiper, Sports Director of the UAE Emirates Court: Unlike the Pyrenees, the Alpch expects mountain rides in the spirit of everything or nothing. In the Pyrenees, we will see a game of howling.Despite the name of the sweat, the peak on the route is Saturday’s stage considered three of the two teams on the Pyrenean menu.4. from 2020 at 21:46, pspvek archivovn: 5. from 2020 at 8:22There are two ascents of the 1st category on its route: the Col de la Ment at 59.5 kilometers and the famous Peyresourde Pass, once part of the so-called Death Circuit, just 12 kilometers before the customs. And between them, at the 104th kilometer, there is a direct extraordinary category on another of the famous Pyrenees: Port de Balès.Experts believe that she could join the group together as a group of favorites. And anyone from his strong peloton could not get out, he could permanently fall out of the battle.Adam Yates of Mitchelton-Scott wears a jersey on his shoulders and is at least three seconds ahead of Primo Roglie, leader of Jumba, and 13 seconds ahead of his first Guillaum Martin of Cofidis.Fifteen riders are still in the overall order in the range of one minute, twenty in the range of two and a half minutes. Including five latecomers Tade Pogaar, Mikel Landy, Richie Port and Bauke Mollema, who have something to fix.It starts at 1:30 pm on Saturday.The Pyrenees are responsible for some questions about the favorite form, to Gabriel Rasch, sports director of Ineos. The seduction really starts and here. A n ambition in the Pyrenees urit sho.last_img read more

OSU’s Offense Needs to Improve in Red Zone Scoring

first_img20134.8610-3 Texas552193.98 YearRZ PassingRZ Pass TDsRZ INTsRZ Rushing TDsRZ TripsTotal RZ TDs 20094.439-4 Kansas321324.12 Iowa State411864.54 20164.5210-3 The 2010-2013 squads were very good which shouldn’t be a surprise because those teams had better offensive lines and, consequently, better running games. The outlier was that forgettable 2014 offense whose inconsistency along the offensive line was only outweighed by its inconsistency at quarterback. Zac Veatch started at guard.Aside from 2014, last year was the worst since 2009 in PPR. That decline can be partially attributed to the lack of a J.W. Walsh who was an ultra-efficient 10-of-22 (77.3 percent) with eight touchdowns and no interceptions in the red zone. He also added 13 rushing touchdowns inside the 20.Walsh called his own number 55 times (passing or running it himself) in the red zone in 2015 and came out with 21 touchdowns to show for it. Last year, Rudolph’s numbers were 68 snaps (excluding hand-offs) for 18 touchdowns and an interception. Nothing against QB1. That’s just not his game. The fact that he got close to Walsh’s numbers is actually kind of remarkable.Now that’s not to say this current version of the offense can’t be effective. It’s just a matter of playing to your potential and your personnel. Here’s the balance of red-zone scores the last two seasons. Oklahoma State may have the best offense in the Big 12. There’s a case to be made for best in the country.Let’s take inventory. You’ve go a senior Heisman candidate under center, a Biletnikoff favorite to one side and a bevy of skilled receivers to the other. An improved offensive line with returning starters and a big-time grad transfer to clear the way for a record-setting Freshman All-American running back who led all rookies in rushing yards last year.But in order to replicate (or exceed) the results of that landmark 2011 season, the offense will have to be elite. When asked about what he and the offense can do to get there, Mason Rudolph didn’t mince words.AdChoices广告“You can always be better in the red zone and the score zone,” said Rudolph. “There’s a lot of times last year, fade balls and incompletions there and different schemes. Decision-making is so key down there.“The ability to extend the play and get a couple of those scramble drill points down there in the score zone is key, and that’s something we’ve worked on.”Rudolph hit the nail right on the head. It’s an understated issue with an otherwise efficient offense. And it’s one that the Cowboys would like to improve on during fall camp.Last year, we talked about a stat I call points per red-zone attempt or “PPR.” It dives deeper into red-zone effectiveness than simple red-zone efficiency — the percentage of red-zone attempts that end in scores. “PPR” takes into account red-zone touchdowns over red-zone field goals. Simply put, six points are better than three. We take total points scored in the red zone and divide them by number of red-zone attempts.Here’s a look at each Big 12 team last season. 20154.7510-3 Baylor602434.05 20104.8711-2 Oklahoma592794.73 20084.749-4 Rudolph is never going to be J.W. Walsh — and that’s quite alright. There are other ways to be efficient in enemy territory. And fortunately for Rudolph his biggest boost in this department is 6-foot-4 and has been on a one-year hiatus.In 2015, Marcell Ateman caught five passes in the red zone and four of them ended with six points. Chris Lacy also fits that role going a perfect 3-for-3 in the red zone last season. Jalen McCleskey, James Washington, Tyron Johnson. We know all the playmaking receivers at Rudolph’s disposal.Add in cowboy backs Britton Abbott and Sione Finefeuiaki who could play the punch-it-in fullback role and Keenen Brown who is another option in the passing game and Rudolph has no shortage of weapons once he sniffs the goal line.There’s not one simple answer and not one simple change. Maybe it comes from a natural progression in the offense. Either way, Oklahoma State needs to be better when it gets within striking distance and that could make all the difference in 2017. 201628/50 – 56%141296943 West Virginia572374.12 YearPPRRecord 20124.798-5 Oklahoma State693124.52 TeamRed-Zone TripsRed-Zone PointsPPR Kansas State623004.84 201540/70 – 57.1%200206040 TCU602434.05 20144.217-6 Texas Tech633094.90 As we see here, Oklahoma State was right in the middle of the pack in 2016. Tech, unsurprisingly, was very good thanks to its offensive system and Pat Mahomes. Kansas was right behind Oklahoma State but only made 32 trips into the red zone all season (yikes) to OSU’s league-leading 69.To put it into perspective, here’s a look at some prior years’ numbers for Oklahoma State. 20114.6112-1 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Photos: Fan Appreciation Day in Stillwater

first_imgA big shout out to our photographer Jackson Lavarnway who pulled double duty on Saturday shooting the morning practice as well as the fan appreciation day in the afternoon with player availability after that. It was a fun (but long) day, and he did an awesome job. He’ll be shooting games for us all season.Here is a look at some of his work (you can follow him on Twitter at @TheLavarnway).AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Sources: Ramos to work as World Cup analyst for Telemundo

first_imgWorld Cup Sources: Tab Ramos to work as World Cup analyst for Telemundo Ives Galarcep @Soccerbyives 06:27 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Tab Ramos USA U20 05252017 Alex Morton World Cup The former U.S. national team standout and current U.S. Under-20 coach will be part of the Spanish-language network’s coverage The U.S. national team won’t be at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but you can add another American with World Cup experience to the list of those who will be in attendance.Tab Ramos has been hired to serve as a guest analyst on Telemundo during the World Cup this summer, multiple sources confirmed to Goal on Thursday. The formal announcement of Ramos’s hiring is expected to be made in the coming weeks.A member of the 1990, 1994 and 1998 U.S. World Cup teams, Ramos will be providing Spanish-language analysis during the World Cup’s group stages, joining a Telemundo broadcast team that will also include legendary announcer Andres Cantor. Telemundo holds the Spanish-language broadcast rights in the United States for the World Cup. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Currently serving as the youth technical director for the U.S. men’s national team program, and the Under-20 coach, Ramos most recently organized a youth national team summit in January, convening more than 150 top U.S. prospects.Ramos is also considered a candidate for the U.S. national team coaching vacancy, a position that isn’t expected to be filled until at least the summer.Ramos was initially approached about taking on the caretaker role currently being held by Dave Sarachan, but chose instead to focus on continuing his work as youth technical director while the process to hire the full-time U.S. coach plays out.Newly elected U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro is in the process of putting together a technical committee to hire the general manager who will ultimately be in charge of hiring the new U.S. coach. Ramos is considered one of the leading American candidates for the manager position.last_img read more

Raiola urges Napoli to move for Balotelli

first_imgTransfers Raiola urges Napoli to move for ‘bargain’ Balotelli Sacha Pisani 13:55 3/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mario Balotelli Nice Monaco Getty Images Transfers Napoli Mario Balotelli Nice Ligue 1 Serie A The agent invited the Serie A leaders to target his soon-to-be free agent client, who has flourished with Nice in Ligue 1 Mario Balotelli would be “ideal” for Napoli and his agent Mino Raiola has urged the Serie A leaders to sign the Nice star.Maligned Italian forward Balotelli is set to leave Ligue 1 outfit Nice at the end of the season, with his contract due to expire.The 27-year-old has flourished in France, where he has enjoyed two strong campaigns, with 21 goals scored across all competitions this term after having struggled at Liverpool and AC Milan. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Balotelli has been tipped by Raiola to return to the Serie A or the Premier League and the agent has invited the Italian leaders to target his client when he becomes available. “It’s obvious that whoever takes Mario on a free transfer will be getting a bargain,” Raiola told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli. “If I were Napoli I’d take him, he’s one of the best strikers around. [Maurizio] Sarri has had an enormous growth and he’d be ideal for the Naples environment.”Balotelli is explosive on the pitch, he’s made strides forward with his behaviour. Napoli would be fantastic for a player with his characteristics and his character.”There are players who are afraid to come to Naples, but clearly not him. They have to believe to take him, but it would be a bargain.”Mario wouldn’t suffer with the expectations from the fans, he’s already been at the biggest clubs in the world. The passion of the fans only does good for him, just like [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic.”Raiola also reiterated his desire for Italy international goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to leave AC Milan.Donnarumma signed a new four-year deal in July after the 19-year-old star appeared set to leave the San Siro.Raiola, who has endured a difficult relationship with Milan’s hierarchy, said Donnarumma must move on to a bigger club.”He’s not yet the best goalkeeper in the world,” Raiola added. “But he’ll become that if he makes the right choices in his career. He has to go to a top club next year, I’ve already said that. That’s my idea.”last_img read more

Tylan Wallace Named to AP Preseason All-America Team

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Tylan Wallace ended his breakout sophomore season as a second-team AP All-American. He’ll begin his junior season as a preseason AP All-American.Wallace is one of only two receivers on the AP’s preseason All-America team, which was released on Tuesday. The other: Alabama star Jerry Jeudy, who won the Biletnikoff Award over Wallace last season.Biletnikoff is the expectation for Wallace, who was snubbed last year from the award despite logging nearly 20 more receptions and 100 more yards receiving than Jeudy. If he’s able to put up similar stats as last year, he could exercise his right as a student-athlete to forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the NFL draft. He’s on the radar, but Chris Trapasso of CBS says that possibility isn’t a done deal just yet.Last season in Stillwater, Wallace debuted as the Cowboys’ go-to target with 86 catches for 1,491 yards with 12 touchdowns. His receiving-yard market share was 37%. That’s a hefty figure for a receiver prospect in his final season in college. Wallace registered that as a 19-year-old redshirt sophomore.Oklahoma State runs a classic Air Raid system in which its wideouts are utilized on a variety of routes off the vertical stem. Wallace thrived getting down the field last year and flashed outstanding leaping ability and ball skills to come down with a plethora of passes in tight overage. Wallace looks like a 40-plus inch vertical type of wideout.His game is almost solely predicated on his long speed. While not someone who takes forever to get into top gear, he’s not a burst/twitch wideout and is most effective moving North-South. With more of a physical nature at the line, Wallace can further his game as one of the premier downfield receivers in this loaded class. [CBS Sports]Oklahoma State has had nearly 20 consensus All-Americans in its history, and receiver is the most repetitive spot it has claimed the honor. Justin Blackmon was a two-time consensus All-American, in 2010 and 2011. Dez Bryant (2008), Hart Lee Dykes (1988), James Washington (2017) and Rashaun Woods (2002) were all consensus All-Americans as well.last_img read more

Videos: Players Meet With Reporters for Final Time in Preseason

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. STILLWATER — The next time the Cowboys have cameras and recorders in their faces, they’ll either be 1-0 or 0-1.Members of the Oklahoma State football team met with the media on Thursday after practice. Here’s what they had to say.last_img read more

Film Look: Three Takeaways From OSU’s 40-point Outing in Tulsa

first_imgThey also utilized in the play action passing game as well.It’s been very interesting to watch Sean Gleeson’s play calling and overall offensive style show in the non-conference. I’m excited to see how the playbook evolves as OSU moves into Big 12 play. Sean Gleeson and the Oklahoma State offense only managed to put up 33 total yards in the second quarter last Saturday against the Golden Hurricane. They couldn’t get any kind of offensive rhythm going and the OSU defense allowed the Golden Hurricane to rack up 14 points, taking the lead at halftime. However, outside of this pretty dreadful 15 minute stretch, there were a lot of positive things I saw from the Cowboy offense as they finished the game with 506 yards, which included an incredible 337 yards on the ground.Now, I’ll cover my three key takeaways from the offense coming out of their 40-21 victory over TU.Outside ZoneI’m not sure how you can write about the Gleeson and Co. in this game and not talk about the Outside Zone. The terms Inside Zone and Outside Zone refer to blocking schemes that have the offensive linemen blocking specific gaps instead of a certain defender. If an O-lineman has a defender lined up in front of him, he blocks him. If he doesn’t have a defender lined up in front of him, then he steps toward the side the play is going and either helps double team block a defender or moves to the second level.The main difference between the Inside zone and the Outside Zone is on the Inside Zone, the running back is normally looking to run off the outside hip of the guard, as opposed to the Outside Zone, where the offense is looking to stretch the defense horizontally. See the two images below for further explanation. The first is Inside Zone and the second is Outside Zone.IZ-run.gifOutsideZone.gifThe Cowboys ran the play almost to perfection when running back Chuba Hubbard was in the game. We saw its success on the very first offensive play of the game, shown below.I mean, the blocking on this play is absolutely beautiful. See the still shot below for a closer look, everyone is blocked except for this one lone Tulsa defender who has the daunting task of trying to tackle Hubbard in the open field.Capture3.PNGHere we see it again later in the quarter as Chuba busts it for a big gain.The zone play is so effective for the Cowboys this season due to the fact that the offensive line has been able to block this scheme well, along with Hubbard’s incredible field vision.The PistolIn both clips shown above, the Cowboys came out lined up in the “Pistol“.  This formation has the quarterback in shotgun, with the running back directly behind him, see the image below.488px-Pistol_green.pngWe’ve seen Mike Yurcich-led Oklahoma State offenses utilize the Pistol in prior years, but we hadn’t seen it very much from Gleeson until Saturday afternoon’s game in Tulsa. You can do a lot of things from this formation, especially with a talented runner like Spencer Sanders at quarterback. Chris B. Brown explains the advantages of this offensive style in a post on his site SmartFootball.com.When the offense is rolling (which it is most of the time these days), the pistol gives a team the best of both worlds: It has at its disposal all the Urban Meyer/Rich Rodriguez spread offense stuff, like the zone read and other gadgets, as well as the advantages of a “traditional” I-formation or pro-style single-back attack. Among these are that the running back, aligning as he does behind the quarterback, tips no hand to the defense on the direction of the play, and the offense can get both good downhill running and play-action off those looks.It was primarily running plays called out of this look on Saturday, as shown in the videos above and the clip below. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.center_img But, they also threw out of this formation as well… although, this one didn’t go as planned.It will be interesting to see what other things Gleeson does out of the Pistol this season.H-CounterFinally, I just wanted to quickly touch on the H-Counter. Aside from zone run and power runs, this was the only other thing I saw Gleeson call consistently this past weekend.  The H-Counter is something the former Princeton coordinator brought with him from the Tiger offense, as you’ll see in the following clip.In the clip above you see the tight end, lined up in the H-Back spot, pull around the end along with the backside guard.  The pulling lineman create additional gaps that the defense isn’t always prepared for. See the image below for further detail.Capture7.PNGHere we see the Pokes run this play against the Golden Hurricane defense.last_img read more

Leaders in Maternal Health Comment on the New Maternal Mortality Estimates: Dr. Jeremy Shiffman

first_imgPosted on April 14, 2010June 21, 2017By: Dr. Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Member, MHTF Editorial CommitteeClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Maternal Health Task Force is looking to those working in maternal health to comment on the recent findings published in the Lancet that suggest a dramatic reduction in global maternal mortality.Dr. Jeremy Shiffman has a particular interest in the political dynamics of health and population policy-making in developing countries.I asked Jeremy to comment on the potential implications, in terms of political priorities, of the recent Lancet publication.His response:I think an equally interesting question is what caused the drop – if the drop is as great as is reported – and especially the relative role of factors connected to human agency such as advocacy, government maternal health interventions and donor support for projects vis-a-vis factors connected to socioeconomic structure such as shifts in women’s educational levels, urbanization, diffusion of knowledge, etc – and the interactions between structure and agency. The maternal health field tends to emphasize agency over changes in socioeconomic structure but I think we really need to consider the latter as well if want to make sense of this. All of this presents a major research agenda and I predict people will be coming out of the woodwork to promote their favorite explanatory factor.From what I’m hearing this report is going to get much attention and may have political implications (scientific and epidemiological discoveries frequently elicit political reactions, however much scientists/epidemiologists wish they would not). It will be interesting to observe how this unfolds. It may function like a Rorschach test: what people say about the findings may reveal some of the deeper beliefs, values and interests they embrace.For more from Dr. Shiffman, click here to listen to a podcast of his recent presentation on Issue Ascendance in Global Health: The Case of Newborn Survival.Let us know what you think! Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more