2:48 PM BSTEddie Jones again apologised for the comments he made about Wales and Ireland but brushed off claims they would provide the latter with motivation ahead of England's final Six Nations match.England face Ireland on Saturday, but Jones is dominating the agenda ahead of the Test after footage emerged on Wednesday of the Australian coach referring to the Irish as "scummy" at a private function back in July.George Ford has been dropped for England's Six Nations clash with Ireland after Eddie Jones made seven changes to his starting lineup.Footage emerged Thursday of England coach Eddie Jones referring to the Irish as "scummy" and Wales as a "little s--- place."Marius van der Westhuizen has refereed an England training game ahead of taking the role of assistant referee in Saturday'...
DALLAS — Florida basketball coach Mike White said earlier in the week that he appreciated analyst Seth Davis’ prediction during the selection show on TBS that the Gators would be upset in their NCAA Tournament opener.He suggested he would use that as a motivational ploy with his players heading into the No. 6-seeded Gators’ showdown with No. 11 St. Bonaventure on Thursday night, as he did last year when Davis made a similar prediction.And as it turns out, the Florida coaching staff didn’t stop there.“We also made a highlight film to say how different people in media have chosen the Bonnies over us. It was numerous clips, probably had like 7 or 8,” Florida assistant coach Jordan Mincy said. “Just different video clips our video coordinator put together, just telling guys that, look, once
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Sometime late Wednesday evening, BYU men’s basketball coach Dave Rose will know how much his team is motivated to play well in the National Invitational Tournament.The Cougars (24-10) are a No. 6 seed in this year’s NIT and will travel to No. 3 seed Stanford to play the Cardinal (18-15) at Maples Pavilion.“The key is to win your first game,” Rose said, “and then you find out where your team really is. The two years in this tournament when we won our first game, we actually rode it all the way to New York. That first game can really kind of flip the switch for your guys. I’ve always approached it as if you are a competitor, you’ll want to play.”The other question that often comes up is about any momentum that can be built from an NIT run. The numbers would indicate it varies from year to
<div _ngcontent-c20 innerhtml="ShutterstockI was presenting to a group of senior leaders in New York recently about the influences that shaped the millennial generation, and how understanding those influences better actually helped explain some of the millennial behaviors in the workplace that we Gen Xers and baby boomers seem to find surprising. One of the questions that emerged from the conversation was about motivation, and the question contained at least a hint of desperation: How do we motivate millennials?My answer: Help them to be successful.When we start digging into the differences that exist among generations, we tend to overlook the fact that we are all humans. The generational differences are certainly real, but underneath those differences, we share very deeply root...
“A second plane hit the second tower: America is under attack.”These words that shattered the seemingly untouchable nature of the United States in a single moment were spoken by Chief of Staff Andrew Card to President George W. Bush on Sept. 11, 2001.Card, who visited the University on Wednesday, delivered both an encouraging and heart-wrenching speech in the Foy Hall Auditorium. Card noted the only thing that was seemingly amiss that September morning was a misspelled word on a bulletin board in the small Sarasota, Florida classroom.“The day dawned a beautiful day,” Card said during his talk.The president woke up that morning to a jogging date with a reporter who was a former cross country athlete, and Bush had boasted his “signature strut” after beating the reporter in a race on the g
If you look close enough at a Gators softball player as she steps up to plate, you might see more than just a typical uniform.Stickers with the Gators logo adorn each player’s helmet, and more seem to be added as each game passes by this season.The UF softball team took the field on Sunday without one of its senior leaders and the walk…It’s a new tradition that Florida coach Tim Walton started this year, giving his athletes an incentive by awarding them stickers any time they win player of the game or make a spectacular defensive play.“It’s a way to try to have a game within the game and keep things fun,” Walton said.One player who has accumulated a lot of stickers this season is pitcher Kelly Barnhill.Walton said Barnhill’s sticker collection has come from no-hitters, shutouts, double-
After nearly 48 hours to process and accept its disappointing postseason fate, Nebraska was still angry on Tuesday.Not only were the Huskers left out of the NCAA Tournament despite going 22-10 overall and 13-5 in the Big Ten, they were pegged as a No. 5 seed in the NIT.That meant NU would likely not get a single home game during the tournament, and it was also one of the final at-large teams to even make the NIT field.Senior guard Evan Taylor said the sting hadn’t worn off much before the team left to Starkville, Miss., for its first-round game at No. 4-seed Mississippi State on Wednesday night. But rather than view their situation solely as a negative, Taylor said the Huskers were using their anger as a primary motivator.“Yeah, definitely. I know I am (angry), personally,” Taylor said.
University of Miami basketball coach Jim Larrañaga shared two important messages as the Hurricanes boarded their bus Tuesday afternoon, headed to the airport to catch a flight to Dallas for the NCAA Tournament.First, sophomore guard Bruce Brown will be in uniform for Thursday’s opening game against Loyola-Chicago. He was cleared by doctors Monday after missing 11 games with a stress fracture in his left foot.“For those who don’t know, this will be a shock to everybody, Bruce Brown will be dressing come Thursday,” Larrañaga said. “He won’t play, but he wants to be in uniform. Beyond Thursday, first thing is we have to play well enough to win the game. Then after that, you make decisions one day at a time. He’s been cleared. He’s in the boot right now but was out of the boot this morning
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The defending national champions, winners of 11 of their last 12 NCAA Tournament games, are not receiving much love from March Madness prognosticators in the days ahead of their repeat bid.Never mind that Joel Berry, the 2017 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, earned 2018 first-team All-ACC honors in a guard-driven game. Or that Luke Maye, the 2017 South Regional Most Outstanding Player, is a finalist for the Wooden Award in addition to joining his teammate on the All-ACC first team. Or that Roy Williams is a postseason magician, winning 76 percent of his NCAA Tournament games to go along with nine Final Four appearances. Or that UNC has played 22 Quadrant 1 games this season, five more than the next closest team nationally (Texas). Even so, this Tar Heel team’