Former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel room

first_imgHomeNewsFormer NFL receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel room Feb. 16, 2021 at 5:00 amNewsFormer NFL receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel roomAssociated Press4 months agonfl Associated PressFormer NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday at a Florida hotel room, days after authorities spoke with him as part of a welfare check, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.A housekeeper discovered the 38-year-old’s body at around 11:30 a.m. Monday, official said.There were no signs of trauma and the medical examiner’s office was looking into a cause of death at the Homewood Suites in Brandon, near Tampa.Sheriff’s officials said his family initially reported Jackson missing on Wednesday. Deputies tracked him down to the hotel two days later, spoke with him and canceled the missing persons case.Sheriff Chad Chronister said his department has opened an investigation.“My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him,” Chronister said in a statement posted on social media.“Mr. Jackson was a devoted man who put his family and community above everything else,” the sheriff said, noting that Jackson, a South Tampa resident, was made an honorary deputy.Jackson played for the San Diego Chargers for seven seasons before becoming a free agent because of a contract dispute. He then went on to play five seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, making his last appearance in 2016. He recorded 57 receiving touchdowns and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times.The son of military parents, Jackson founded the Jackson In Action 83 Foundation, a nonprofit to support military families.“We are all mourning the loss of our beloved @VincentTJackson. His wife and family ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time,” the foundation tweeted Monday.Mourning his death, Jackson’s former teams highlighted his dedication to community service.“During his five seasons with our franchise, Vincent was a consummate professional, who took a great deal of pride in his performance on and off the football field,” Buccaneers owner and co-chairman Bryan Glazer said in a statement, noting Jackson’s work in the community.“His greatest achievements as a Buccaneer were the four consecutive nominations he earned as our Walter Payton Man of the Year,” the team said, referring to the award given to NFL players for their service to the community.The Chargers, now based in Los Angeles, said Jackson was “gone too soon.”“We are shocked and deeply saddened by news of Vincent Jackson’s sudden passing. Vincent was a fan favorite not only for his Pro Bowl play on the field but for the impact he made on the community off of it,” the team said on Twitter.An outpouring of appreciation flowed on social media.“I started crying holding his jersey. I grew up a chargers fan,” said one fan who identified himself as YungEazy on Twitter. “Great personality and no hate in the world. This is very sad. Rest In Peace King.”Tags :nflshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCouncil joins community to talk future of PromenadeCouncil creates We Are Santa Monica Fund advisory boardYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agolast_img read more

Wolfe won’t travel to Talladega with No. 2 team

first_imgRELATED: More on final appeal | Brad’s all-time winsWolfe will sit out the season’s 10th race as Team Penske officials await a Final Appeal hearing scheduled for next Tuesday at the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, North Carolina. It will be the second race Wolfe has missed since the team was penalized for post-race irregularities following this year’s Camping World 500 at Phoenix Raceway.Keselowski finished fifth in the Phoenix race, but the No. 2 entry failed the post-race rear wheel steer on the LIS (Laser Inspection Station).NASCAR fined Wolfe $65,000 and suspended him for three Monster Energy Series races while Keselowski and the No. 2 team were docked 35 driver and owner points, respectively.Wolfe sat out the Auto Club 400 the week after the Phoenix race, and Team Penske officials filed notice for an appeal. On April 12, a three-member National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld the original penalties.The organization filed for a Final Appeal, which will be heard by Final Appeals officer Brian Moss next week. If the initial ruling is upheld, Wolfe would be required to sit out one more race, the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway scheduled for May 13.</p> Paul Wolfe, crew chief of the No. 2 Ford fielded for driver Brad Keselowski in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will not travel with the team to this week’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.According to a team spokesperson, team engineer Brian Wilson will handle the crew chief duties during Wolfe’s absence.The organization, which fields entries in the series for Keselowski and Joey Logano, has withdrawn its request to defer Wolfe’s suspension, a request that was subsequently granted.last_img read more

2019 team preview: Wood Brothers Racing

first_imgEditor’s note: continues its countdown of team previews for the Monster Energy Series season, ranked in order of best finish in last year’s owner standings. Today’s feature: Wood Brothers Racing and driver Paul Menard.WOOD BROTHERS RACINGManufacturer: FordEngine: Roush Yates Engines (technical alliance with Team Penske)Drivers: Paul Menard, No. 21Crew chief: Greg Erwin2018 standings: Menard finished 19th in the final standings, and the No. 21 car was 19th in the owner standings.What’s new: It’s that everything won’t be new after a tremendous amount of change last year when Menard came to Wood Brothers Racing after seven seasons at Richard Childress Racing. After spending one year together, Menard and Erwin should know each other better and be able to improve on last season’s performance, which included one top-five finish (Michigan), seven top-10 finishes and one Busch Pole Award (Chicagoland).Outlook: Menard made some strides in his first year with Wood Brothers Racing, but in order to break through to the playoffs, he will need to quickly take advantage of the new NASCAR rules package and have a few things go his way. However, it wouldn’t be surprising if he made just enough improvement to sneak into the Round of 16 this year.DRIVERPaul Menard, No. 21 Ford: Menard has made the playoffs as recently as the 2015 season, and his best average finish was 15.5 in 2012. After showing some regression in his final two seasons at RCR, Menard bounced back last year and provided hope that his second year with Wood Brothers Racing will be even better. Menard has been at his best in restrictor-plate races and on larger tracks like Michigan and Indianapolis, where he has his only Cup win (in 2011). In order to make a run at the playoffs, Menard will need to do just as well on the larger tracks and enjoy improvement on the intermediate and short tracks.TEAM PREVIEWS• Jan. 22: Assorted teams• Jan. 23: Richard Petty Motorsports• Jan. 24: Germain Racing• Jan. 25: Leavine Family Racing• Jan 28: Front Row Motorsports• Jan. 29: JTG Daugherty Racing• Jan. 30: Wood Brothers Racing• Jan. 31: Roush Fenway Racing• Feb. 1: Richard Childress Racing• Feb. 4: Chip Ganasssi Racing• Feb. 5: Hendrick Motorsports• Feb. 6: Joe Gibbs Racing• Feb. 7: Stewart-Haas Racing• Feb. 8: Team Penskelast_img read more

TriStar111 Lisboa cancelled

first_imgDespite impressive growth in TriStar events across Europe, and support from elite triathlete Chris McCormack in recent marketing, the TriStar111 Lisboa event has sadly been cancelled.According to Georg Hochegger, CEO of Star Production SARL, the Monaco-based headquarters for the new TriStar Series, “Too many obstacles in finding agreements with the local organiser led to the decision that the TriStar111 Lisboa should not take place. The event has thus been cancelled. While the local organisers in Lisboa wish to take the step back to the initial format, Star Production concentrates on other destinations like TriStar222 Sardinia taking place in October.”The TriStar111 Lisboa event was originally intended to take place on 24 April 2010. As with other TriStar events, a new distance concept was on offer: 1K swim, 100K bike and 10K run. In addition to TriStar111, Star Production has introduced a TriStar222 double distance format: 2K swim, 200K bike and 20K run. The TriStar 200 format offers varying combinations of the three disciplines.Ironman 70.3 Austria winner, and 4th placed male at the Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2009, Chris McCormack is quoted in ads placed by Star Production. McCormack noted that “People are looking for challenges that are tough, in places that are unique and different and fun. The new brand Star Events offers another option for athletes.”Olivier Castelli, Global Event Operation Director of Star Production, gave further background to the decision to pull TriStar111 Lisboa. “Maybe our important inputs to improve the race — an entirely new finish line area for example — will be put into practice for the Lisboa International Triathlon although it will not be run as part of the TriStar series. Of course this means a non TriStar event profits from our experience, and at the same time we are okay to look at it like development aid, if it makes a race better for athletes. Triathlon should be fun, whatever the brand,” he said.Now that TriStar111 Lisboa is cancelled, athletes can either transfer their entry to another race or be refunded the entire entry fee. For transfers to other TriStar races, athletes can contact [email protected] Production SARL is the Monaco-based organiser of the new TriStar series. The first event took place in September 2009 in Andaluc Relatedlast_img read more

Ludington volleyball rallies to beat Whitehall, finishes 1-2 in multi-team event

first_img Displayed poorly Shares Report a problem This item is… Ads by Amazon Share Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Card Details (5793) $17.87$27.95 Address Line 2 City Cardholder Name Additional Donation*Please enter a number greater than or equal to 1.Product NameTotal $5.00 Shop Related Products Cell Phone (optional)Football Preview 2020*2020 local sports football preview. Price includes shipping. (1946) Report a problem This item is… Email* DEAL OF THE DAY Episode 1 (494) Mail Molten MS240-3 Light Touch Volleyball, P… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY (587) ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Wilson Outdoor Soft Play Volleyball (Blue) Credit Card* LocalSportsJournal.comThe Ludington girls volleyball team posted a 1-2 record on in a four-team event on Friday at North Muskegon High School.The Orioles lost to North Muskegon 17-25, 20-25, 26-24, lost to Western Michigan Christian 10-25, 25-16, 18-25, and rallied to beat Whitehall 15-25, 25-18, 15-12.De’Lahna Porter had a great night for Ludington, totaling 27 kills and five aces on offense and 13 blocks and 20 digs on defense. Veronique Chapman had 53 assists on the night.Sophia Cooney led the defense with 37 digs and Keelyn Laird had seven blocks.Pre-order our 2020 LSJ Football Preview.Shipping is included with purchase! Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Full Name* Othercenter_img Other ZIP Code Share Bestseller × Full Name Address* 0 Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Street Address Not relevant $14.25$14.96 × ENDS IN Bestseller AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State Not relevant Other × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant $1.99 Ads by Amazon Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN Price: $5.00 Not relevant Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly $17.07$19.99 Volleyball Training Equipment Aid Sing… Bestsellerlast_img read more

Psyonix announces The Field, Rocket League’s new feeder system

first_imgRELATED: Four teams added to Rocket League’s revenue sharing programThe first season will begin on August 1st with an open-trial period in July to place teams into appropriate divisions. For now, The Field will run through Discord but there is a possibility to incorporate The Field directly into the game in the future according to caster Dan “Sammael” Sherman on Reddit.Rival Esports has been organising Rocket League tournaments for almost as long as the game has been out and now will get to operate in a more formal capacity. Esports Insider says: This is a great move for Rocket League and has been well-received by the community, but it may have come too late. Major organisations like Cloud9, Complexity, and mousesports have recently dropped strong RLCS rosters. Jason Lake, CEO of Complexity, cited slow adoption of revenue share. The Field is a good initiative but it doesn’t do anything for organisations in the game.Subscribe to ESI on YouTube Psyonix has partnered with Rival Esports to create a comprehensive new feeder system for Rocket League esports called The Field.The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) and its feeder the Rocket League Rival Series (RLRS) won’t be replaced by The Field, but teams successful in this competition will get a chance to break into the professional leagues.Credit: PsyonixRELATED: BBC Sport to broadcast Rocket League European Spring SeriesThe Field is split into three divisions. The top division, from launch, will be comprised of RLCS and RLRS teams as well as four qualifiers to be named later. Division II will be 20 teams that achieve the rank of Grand Champion during a season and Division III will be for overflow Grand Champions and players who split off of teams in the top two divisions. Seasons will last one month apiece with plenty of promotion and relegation. The start of each month will see teams promoted and relegated out of every division. Halfway through each season, there will be a promotion and relegation between the second and third divisions.  10 Sec ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppis NextStay ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppisNOW PLAYINGThis year in esports- Investments, sponsorships and deals in 2019NOW PLAYINGTEAMS wins The Clutch DigitalNOW PLAYINGHector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI Hall of Fame 2019 – #ESIHOFNOW PLAYINGMarcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGHeather ‘sapphiRe’ Garozzo – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI London 2019NOW PLAYINGThe best MMOs in 2020NOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. last_img read more

2016 National Touch League Draw

first_imgPlease find attached the draw for the 2017 National Touch League, to be held at C.ex Coffs International Stadium from Wednesday, 8 March and Saturday, 11 March 2017.To view the draw and the latest NTL update, please click on the attachment below or visit the NTL website.Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2017 National Touch League:Website – – – #NTL2017 #NTLXXIInstagram – – Files170224_2017_ntl_draft_draw__external__v2-0-pdfRelated LinksNTl Drawlast_img read more

10 months agoElias Sorensen ready to leave Newcastle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Elias Sorensen ready to leave Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveElias Sorensen is ready to leave Newcastle United this month.The Dane has rattled in 19 goals for their Under-21 team this season, and is expected to face arch-rivals Sunderland’s senior side in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night. He said: “The goal is to get to the first team at Newcastle. A loan would help me a lot — to come up against bigger and stronger players every week. We [in the U21s] are striving, working our socks off and want to get into the first team.“I am waiting to see what happens in January. If the manager wants me to go on loan, I will go on loan. If he wants me to stay, I will stay.“It is up to the club and the manager, and I trust them. The manager is world class.” last_img read more

a month agoReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard talks Real Madrid plans

first_imgReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard talks Real Madrid plansby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard sees his long-term future with Real Madrid.The Norway international is on a two-season loan in San Sebastian.Odegaard told TV2: “My goal is still to play for Real Madrid. That’s why I signed with them, because I want to play one day. “For me, this is the place to be. I feel that I have improved over the past two years. I think I’m a better player and I’m more mature, older and a little stronger. I feel better now than when I arrived in Spain.”Age also helps, of course.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Wildfire risk reduction grants benefit northern BC

first_imgRecipients of community resiliency investment grants in the Prince George Fire Centre include:Mackenzie: $181,450 to assist with fuel and vegetation management, and FireSmart activities on private landFort Nelson First Nation: $100,000 to assist with education, fuel and vegetation management, and FireSmart activities on private landKwadacha Nation: $98,665 to assist with the development, and fuel and vegetation managementTsay Keh Dene Nation: $15,660 to assist with education and planningEstablished in September 2018, the community resiliency investment program assisted local governments and First Nations to lower wildfire risks around their communities with $50 million. As part of Budget 2019, the B.C. government has provided an additional $10 million.It is the responsibility of the provincial government, local governments, First Nations, industry, stakeholders and individual British Columbians to mitigate wildfire threats. The community resiliency investment program takes a holistic approach to risk reduction and fuel management treatments by considering fire prevention activities on provincial Crown land, private land, local government land and reserve land.A key component of the program is that it lets communities apply for funding to cover up to 100% of a wildfire risk reduction project. Eligible applicants facing a lower wildfire risk can apply for up to $25,000, while applicants facing a demonstrated higher wildfire risk can apply for up to $100,000.The Union of B.C. Municipalities administers the community resiliency investment program and processes grant applications.To read more about community resiliency investment program; CLICK HERE PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – More than $395,000 is being provided by the B.C. Government as community resiliency investment grants to support projects in the Prince George Fire Centre.“Community resiliency investment funding will help Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities increase their resiliency to wildfire threats,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “The program is designed to support projects at the local level to help keep British Columbians safe.”According to the Government, more than $6 million in community resiliency investment grants have been provided to 85 municipalities, regional districts and First Nations throughout the province, following the program’s first application intake. To read more about FireSmart and the seven FireSmart disciplines; CLICK HERETo read more about the application process is available on the Union of B.C. Municipalities website; CLICK HERElast_img read more