Monday, 17 December, 2018

Maryland puts DJ Durkin on leave amid investigation

University of Maryland suspends football coach others as player’s heatstroke death is investigated University of Maryland suspends football coach others as player’s heatstroke death is investigated
Andrew Wong | 12 August, 2018, 06:21

McNair died two weeks later on June 13.

SC football coach Will Muschamp defended former assistant D.J. Durkin on Saturday, accusing the media of irresponsibly sharing anonymous accounts of alleged "toxic culture" inside the Maryland football program. Heatstroke was eventually determined to be the cause of his death.

In Evans's statement, the athletic director says that the school will publicly release the external review it is conducting into McNair's death. ESPN revealed the scary details surrounding McNair's death, which led Maryland to place several staffers on leave.

Dr. Rod Walters, a former college athletic trainer, has been hired by Maryland to investigate the circumstances of the death; a report is expected by September 15, The Associated Press reported.

Halep, Stephens into Montreal final
The 15th-seeded Barty won 80% of her first serve points and broke Bertens four times as she cruised to victory. Open title defense, beat fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3. "I was very sore when I woke up", said Halep.

June 21, 2018: ESPN.com confirms the McNair family retained the law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy to represent the family.

Durkin's status was announced Saturday by Maryland Director of Athletics Damon Evans.

August 3, 2018: Practice officially starts and, according to sources, the culture of bullying, led by Court, continues.

Of all the headlines a Terps fan could have seen on ESPN, "The inside story of a toxic culture at Maryland football" is just about as bad as it gets. It included excessive verbal abuse, the use of food for "punitive" measures and a strength coach throwing small weights in players' direction. If that former staffer had any guts, why didn't he put his name on it?

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's Divorce Could Be Called Off
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's divorce is in under threat of being dismissed due to lack of paperwork, but they are not rushing to finalize it.

Durkin sends a letter to parents of players, saying an upcoming report by ESPN.com may "prompt questions" about the program. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada will serve as interim head coach.

The university has placed multiple members of its athletic staff on leave in the wake of the article. Evans said in a statement, "I am extremely concerned by the allegations of unacceptable behaviors by members of our football staff detailed in recent media reports". We are committed to fully investigating the program.

Head football athletic trainer Wes Robinson, director of athletic training Steve Nordwall, and Rick Court, Maryland's assistant athletics director for sports performance were all placed on leave following the report.

Manchester United fans want Eric Cantona to replace Mourinho as the manager
But as 17:00 ticked by without further activity, one of the club's most frustrating transfer windows in memory came to a close. The former United right-back believes the Red Devils support Mourinho after talking to players at the club.

Recommended

  • Gary Woodland sets PGA Championship record before storm suspends play

    Gary Woodland sets PGA Championship record before storm suspends play

    So there's no feeding putts. "You've got to decide what you want to do with it before you get out there, and it was a lot of fun. Open champion Brooks Koepka , who had a 20-foot birdie putt he wanted to make for no other reason than he likes to make birdies.
    Discord Targets Steam With New Online Game Store

    Discord Targets Steam With New Online Game Store

    Discord wants to step up its game, however because, for Discord , being one of the leading chat platforms isn't good enough. Within the Store, players will be able to purchase games they're interested in and launch them directly through Discord .
    Air Quality Advisory Extended in the Bay Area Through Thursday

    Air Quality Advisory Extended in the Bay Area Through Thursday

    If you can see or smell smoke, avoid unnecessary outdoor activities, especially if you are in an area where visibility is greatly reduced.
  • Tiger charges into the hunt as Koepka grabs lead at 100th PGA

    He was at 3-over par for the second round through nine holes and 4 over for the tournament, putting him in a tie for 111th. He finally made one at No. 10 and came back with still another birdie at No. 11 before play was suspended for the day.
    Nike sued for sex discrimination by former female employees

    Nike sued for sex discrimination by former female employees

    In April, its HR chief sent a memo admitting the company "failed" to promote and hire women and minorities for senior-level roles. The group has accused Nike of violating the federal and state equal pay laws, as well as the Oregon Equality Act.
    Crocs closing last of its manufacturing plants

    Crocs closing last of its manufacturing plants

    The first chunky Balenciaga/Croc collab saw pairs of shoes for £645, much more than the modest price-tag on a standard pair. Anne Mehlman, who now works at Amazon-owned shoe-seller Zappos.com, will take over from existing CFO Carrie Teffner.
  • VS Naipaul, British author, dies aged 85

    VS Naipaul, British author, dies aged 85

    The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers. Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul wrote more than 30 books and won the Nobel Literature Prize in 2001.
    Alize Cornet upsets Angelique Kerber at Rogers Cup

    Alize Cornet upsets Angelique Kerber at Rogers Cup

    Cornet's last win over a player ranked in the top five in the world was also a hard court win over Kerber in Beijing in 2017. German fourth seed Kerber wilted in the sticky heat in her first match since winning her third grand slam title.
    Charlie Nicholas makes Man United prediction about Jose Mourinho

    Charlie Nicholas makes Man United prediction about Jose Mourinho

    Asked if he was happy and comfortable, Pogba replied: 'There are things I can not say, otherwise I will get fined'. Paul Pogba who scored the opening goal of the season spoke to Sky Sports after his team win.
  • Tottenham stands pat during a busy Premier League transfer window

    Tottenham stands pat during a busy Premier League transfer window

    For these leagues the transfer window does not end until the end of the month and spending can be expected to continue. The move however irked Guardiola who labelled Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis' decision as unprofessional.
    Lyle loses battle with cancer

    Lyle loses battle with cancer

    The American golfer said his heart went out to the children of Lyle , who lost his battle with myeloid leukaemia, aged 36. You also think about it as far as Jarrod wouldn't want us out here feeling sorry for him or feeling bad or anything.
    Crocs to outsource manufacturing of clogs, other footwear

    Crocs to outsource manufacturing of clogs, other footwear

    Anne Mehlman, a former vice president of corporate finance for Crocs and current CFO of Zappos, will take over as CFO. In addition, the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, Carrie Teffner, is leaving.

Mexico says working hard with US on new NAFTA auto rules Mexico says working hard with US  on new NAFTA auto rules Mexico's economic minister Guajardo is on the wires saying that the NAFTA talks are going very well, but there is no deal yet. But details of what is happening behind closed doors came largely from second-hand accounts of the talks Thursday.

Kanye releases new track 'XCTY,' seemingly out of the blue Kanye releases new track 'XCTY,' seemingly out of the blue Kanye West has blessed the world with yet another brand new track, and sadly this one isn't entirely about "scoopity poop". Although his views may be polarizing, it's obvious after watching the interview that West is telling the truth.

Chelsea Confirmed Lineup vs Huddersfield: Kepa, Jorginho make Premier League debut The west London side won the Premier League in Conte's first campaign but struggled to produce consistent performances last term. Sarri was quoted by Metro as he spoke about the situation with Courtois and even added that Eden Hazard is happy to stay here.

News Corp worldwide reports $1.4bn net loss, but paid subscriptions rise News Corp worldwide reports $1.4bn net loss, but paid subscriptions rise At the end of June, Foxtel had about 2.8 million subscribers, higher than past year mainly due to the launch of Foxtel Now. The net loss attributable to News Corp shareholders narrowed to $372 million in the...

BC government announces proposed changes to ICBC rates BC government announces proposed changes to ICBC rates ICBC will apply for further changes from the BC Utilities Commission, with the expected changes to take place in September 2019. The corporation would forgive one at-fault crash for customers with 20 years of driving experience.

Love Island moving to the USA after breaking United Kingdom records Love Island moving to the USA  after breaking United Kingdom  records The most recent series of " Love Island ", won by Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham, broke ITV2 records for the most-watched programme in the digital channel's history.

Monster Hunter World Gets Steam Workshop Support for Mods Monster Hunter World Gets Steam Workshop Support for Mods Now, nearly half a year later, the game is out on Steam and it's one of the biggest new releases for the platform in 2018. Steam Charts keeps track of all-time peak user counts, and Monster Hunter: World is already in the top ten.

Florida suspect "udder" arrest after herd of cows chases her into custody At one point, they are heard saying, "If you see the large group of cows, they are literally following her". A pilot in a police helicopter above the scene immortalized the encounter, according to " Inside Edition ".

Rate the players (v Derby Country) Rate the players (v Derby Country) The reprieve was only temporary and two goals in four minutes swung the game decisively in the visitors' favour. A deft touch and neat turn created the space he needed to fire a left shot past the helpless Derby keeper.

Omarosa Suggests Trump May Want to Start a ‘Race War’ While she doesn't provide direct evidence, she cites three unnamed sources who attest to the existence of the tape. She said he's not only bigoted and racist, but he's self-absorbed, misogynistic, and insecure as well.

Puerto Rico admits more than 1,400 people died in Hurricane Mari Puerto Rico admits more than 1,400 people died in Hurricane Mari The use of the higher death toll in the report to Congress was first reported on Thursday local time by The New York Times . The report submitted to the US government earlier this week was part of a $139 billion reconstruction plan for Puerto Rico.

Gerard Piqué confirms the end of his Spain career Gerard Piqué confirms the end of his Spain career Pique has accumulated 102 caps for his national team, a record that coincides with the most successful period in Roja history. The central defender made his global debut in a friendly in 2009 and played 102 matches with Spain winning 73 of them.

NASA's $2 billion flight to sun delayed by last-minute technical problem NASA's $2 billion flight to sun delayed by last-minute technical problem Scorching, yes? But if all works as planned, the inside of the spacecraft should stay at just 85 degrees Fahrenheit. It later updated that the launch was "scrubbed" and a second attempt will be made on Sunday morning.

Rain washes out first day in Lord’s Test Rain washes out first day in Lord’s Test Anderson struck twice in quick succession to remove Ajinkya Rahane and Kuldeep Yadav before Broad trapped Ravi Ashwin lbw. The first was the result of an absolutely stunning away swinger that bowled Murali Vijay off the fifth ball of the day.

Kylie Jenner’s Baby Stormi Is Basically A Model Already & She's Beyond Cute Kylie Jenner’s Baby Stormi Is Basically A Model Already & She's Beyond Cute Kylie , who had an incredible Barbie-themed bash to celebrate her milestone, captioned the pic "a blessed birthday, so grateful". Kylie's boyfriend Travis Scott went all out for his baby mama's big day, gives her a vintage Rolls Royce .