All Blacks set new consecutive wins record

first_imgThe All-Blacks beat Australia 37-10 in this morning’s Bledisloe Cup clash to notch an 18th straight win – the most consecutive wins by any tier one country in history.They’ll be looking to make it 19 in a row against Joe Schmidt’s side in Chicago on November 5th.last_img

Freddie Kitchens ‘still a Myles Garrett fan’ as Browns back their suspended star

first_imgMyles Garrett still has the support of head coach Freddie Kitchens and the Browns as he prepares to appeal the severity of his suspension for the clash with Mason Rudolph.The Browns defensive end ripped off Rudolph’s helmet before swinging and hitting the 24-year-old during the closing stages of his team’s 21-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. Garrett was suspended indefinitely by the NFL, yet he is looking to contest the magnitude of the punishment and, according to the NFL Network, will have his case heard on Wednesday. Kitchens was not interested in debating Garrett’s case for a more lenient ban.”Everybody here saw the tape,” he said. “I am just here to support. I will support Myles. Our team will support Myles. I am not going to get into that. You saw the tape. There is no excuse for that to happen on a football field. I know that, Myles knows that and all of the players in the locker room know that. That is it.”There is no excuse, but in saying that, we are going to support Myles Garrett moving forward in any way he needs support.” Kitchens made no excuses for Garrett when addressing the media on Monday but insisted his view of the player would not be impacted by “a bad lapse in judgement.”MORE: ‘AFC North football’ needs a culture shift after Myles Garrett suspension”I have contacted Myles. We visited on Friday. We visited on Saturday,” Kitchens said. “Myles is a good person, and we are going to support Myles. Myles is part of our family. When we break it down at the end of the day, every day they break it down on family, and Myles is part of that family.”We do a lot of things within the organisation to support our guys on and off the field. Myles Garrett is a good person. He is a good person. He is a good individual. He does a lot in the community. Myles Garrett is good person, and we are not going to pile on Myles.HC Freddie Kitchens at the podium.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 18, 2019″He had a bad lapse in judgement, and that is it. I am still a Myles Garrett fan, and I am still going to support him, our organisation is going to support him and his team-mates are going to support him, and this coaching staff will support him.”last_img read more

Chances Increasing for Local Rain, Flooding from Tropical Systems

first_imgThe tropical wave that is currently moving across the Atlantic Ocean from off the coast of Africa now has a 70 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone over the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 p.m. Wednesday advisory.Meanwhile, another tropical wave that has been affecting Puerto Rico and the southeastern Bahamas has just a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone — which refers to tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes — although it could still bring rain and flooding to our region this weekend.NHC meteorologist David Zelinsky says that system “is forecast to move northwestward to northward during the next couple of days, producing locally heavy rainfall over portions of the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas and Florida. Conditions could become marginally conducive for development over the weekend while the system turns and accelerates northeastward off the southeast U.S. coast.” The South Florida forecast office of the National Weather Service also says the tropical wave currently in the Caribbean will “bring a chance for heavy rainfall and localized flooding into the weekend.” Forecasters note that minor coastal flooding could be possible, as a new moon and higher-than-average tides combine with the expected rain. South Florida could see 2 to 3 inches of rain through the weekend.The system near Africa is expected to continue traveling west over the open Atlantic at about 15 miles per hour. If it develops into a tropical cyclone, it would be called Chantal, the third named storm of the 2019 hurricane season.Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.last_img read more