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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on Expected Resignation of Rep. Charlie Dent

first_imgPennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on Expected Resignation of Rep. Charlie Dent SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 17, 2018center_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today thanked U.S. Representative Charlie Dent for his service to the country and commonwealth following his announcement that he would resign from Congress in May.“Charlie Dent is a voice of reason and civility that breaks through the chaos and partisanship of Washington and he will be missed,” Governor Wolf said. “I thank Representative Dent for his service to our country and commonwealth. While we do not agree on everything, Charlie has always been approachable, and he has always put his constituents above partisan politics. I am proud to have worked with Representative Dent to make improvements in the Lehigh Valley and advance our constituents’ shared interests in Washington.”Once Governor Wolf receives an official resignation notice with an exact date, he will make a formal decision regarding scheduling the date of a special election.Pennsylvania’s Election Code requires the governor to issue a writ when the vacancy occurs during a session of Congress or if the vacancy occurs at a time when Congress shall be required to meet any time prior to the next general election. The governor must issue the writ within 10 days of the vacancy to set the special election date. The date of the election must not be sooner than 60 days after the governor issues the writ. Candidates would be nominated by the parties in accordance with party rules. Political bodies may nominate by circulating and filing nomination papers. The winner of the special election fills the balance of term.last_img read more

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Kenneth Wayne Robert Monjar, 62

first_imgMr. Kenneth Wayne Robert Monjar, age 62, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 2, 1953, in Clermont County, Ohio, the son of the late, Harley Joseph Monjar, Jr. and Georgia Martha (King) Monjar Sexton. He was raised in Clermont County, Ohio where he attended high school. Kenneth served in the United States Air Force. Kenneth was employed as a Mechanic for McQueen Brothers in Saint Petersburg, Florida for 10 years. He also repaired boats and worked for Saint Petersburg Ship Company and Indian Rocks Beach Ship Company. Kenneth resided in the Switzerland County community since 1995. Kenneth will be remembered for his love of being a mechanic and tinkering with classic cars. Kenneth passed away at 12:11 pm, Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Kenneth will be missed by his brothers: Jerry Monjar & his wife: Rose of Quercus Grove, IN & Larry Monjar & his wife: Ann of Patriot, IN; his sister: Sylvia Pagliaro of Bethel, OH & his aunt: Genevieve “Babe” Schmaltz of Milford, OHHe was preceded in death by his parents: Harley Joseph Monjar, Jr., died December 23, 1989 & Georgia Martha (King) Monjar Sexton, died June 3, 1996 & his sister: Linda Monjar, died in 1958.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or to the Switzerland County Emergency Response. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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Napoli close on Boga agreement

first_img Loading… Napoli are reportedly close to agreeing terms with Sassuolo for Jeremie Boga, making up the €40m asking price by including Adam Ounas. According to Tuttosport, the winger has long promised himself to Napoli to be part of coach Gennaro Gattuso’s 4-3-3 formation. The personal terms are a five-year contract worth €2.3m per season. The issue had been negotiating a transfer fee with Sassuolo, who have requested €40m to sell the former Chelsea talent.Advertisement read also:VAR Palaver: Chioma Ubogagu cautions players on African image It’s reported in Tuttosport that the deal can be done for €25m cash plus ownership of Algeria international Ounas. Ounas spent last season on loan with Nice and had been linked with Lille as part of the Victor Osimhen move. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t ExplainThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be SolvedBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

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Ryan McLaughlin joins Aberdeen on loan from Liverpool

first_imgAberdeen have signed Northern Ireland right-back Ryan McLaughlin on loan from Liverpool. Manager Derek McInnes told the club’s official website: “I’m really pleased we’ve managed to bring Ryan to the club. He’s a player who has always impressed us and will give us good options in the months ahead. “Ryan has the quality needed to play with us at Aberdeen and we are looking forward to working closely with him. Ryan’s eagerness to join us over others also gives us great encouragement.” The 20-year-old made nine appearances on loan at Barnsley last season and joins the Dons until January. McLaughlin watched Aberdeen maintain their perfect record in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Partick Thistle. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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President Trump to Sign Executive Order Protecting Monuments

first_imgProtesters clashed with police on Monday in a park near the White House as they tried to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president.Police moved into Lafayette Square with reports of pepper spray being used to clear the crowd.President Trump took to Twitter to say that “numerous people” had been arrested for what he called “disgraceful vandalism” of the “magnificent Statue of Andrew Jackson.” He suggested prison sentences of ten years. #BREAKING: Protesters have opened the fence surrounding the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square and have climbed on top. I’ve heard them say they’re trying to tear it down. @wusa9 #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/i8cBlM171b— Jess Arnold (@JessArnoldTV) June 22, 2020 Monday night, hours after Arroyo interviewed Trump, a group of protesters attempted to pull down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Park before being pushed back by police. President Trump will soon issue an executive order to protect public statues and monuments from being damaged or destroyed by far-left and anarchist protesters.“We are going to do an executive order and make the cities guard their monuments,” “This is a disgrace.” are Trump’s words.It’s about time DC police showed up to stop the mob. If Muriel Bowser won’t allow the police to do their job, @realDonaldTrump should deploy federal law enforcement to protect this 168-year-old statue and every other landmark in our nation’s capital. https://t.co/J6RUDTEbYh— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 23, 2020center_img It will be interesting to see how the federal branch can impose its will on these cities and municipalities. Far-left activist Shaun King on Monday said all images depicting Jesus as a “white European” should be torn down including stained glass adorning churches. Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went?EGYPT!Not Denmark.Tear them down.— Shaun King (@shaunking) June 22, 2020last_img read more

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The Latest: Auburn president says school will play football

first_imgThe Latest: Auburn president says school will play football In a statement, Dowden says soccer authorities need to finalize their plans before government approval will be given for leagues to start up again.Players are still having to maintain social distancing in training, but contact is expected to be allowed if there is no new spike in COVID-19 cases nationally.___IndyCar officials have announced NBC will air a four-hour program on May 24, the original date of this year’s Indianapolis 500, that will look back at last year’s race.Mike Tirico will interview race winner Simon Pagenaud and runner-up Alexander Rossi during the broadcast. Conference commissioner Jim Schaus said league presidents had approved a cost-savings plan for the 2020-21 academic year. Schaus said staff at the conference office will have reduced travel going forward and their salaries will be frozen.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Orlando became the latest NBA team to reopen its practice facility since the coronavirus shutdown, with Nikola Vucevic among the first Magic players to arrive back for voluntary workouts Thursday.The Magic released video of Vucevic working with assistant coach Lionel Chalmers, who was in a mask and gloves for the session. The NBA requires anyone who is present for the workouts, except for the player while he is working out, to be wearing personal protective equipment.“It felt good to be back here and get some work in,” Vucevic said afterward in a message distributed by the team. “But I still want you guys to stay safe, be smart, listen to the experts. It’s still a dangerous time for everybody. But be safe, listen to the experts and I’ll see you soon.”Vucevic was averaging 19.5 points and 11 rebounds per game for the Magic when the NBA season was suspended March 11. Associated Press This year’s Indy 500 has been rescheduled for Aug. 23.“While this Memorial Day weekend will certainly be different, we’re pleased to join our partners at NBC Sports in continuing this tradition through this special TV presentation,” Penske Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Miles said in a statement. “We look forward to recognizing both our military and frontline COVID-19 heroes while providing motorsports fans some intense and behind-the-scenes IndyCar action through the race replay.”Pre-race coverage will include honoring frontline workers during the pandemic as well as the military traditions associated with the 500. The program also will preview this year’s season opener, which is scheduled for June 6 at Texas.___The Baltimore Ravens intend to compensate stadium workers if NFL games are played before a limited numbers of fans — or no one at all — due to social distancing requirements during the coronavirus pandemic. The Netherlands on April 24 became the first top-tier European league to cancel the remainder of the season. But clubs that felt disadvantaged by the terms immediately announced plans to launch legal battles.___The British government says it is helping the Premier League resume in June but it wants the finances to flow throughout English soccer and more fans to be able to watch games on television.Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden held talks on Thursday with soccer authorities as the national coronavirus lockdown starts to be eased. The pandemic will continue to prevent any fans from attending matches if sports events do restart in June after being suspended in March.Dowden says “the government is opening the door for competitive football to return safely in June. This should include widening access for fans to view live coverage and ensure finances from the game’s resumption supports the wider football family.” The tour will announce the 2021 schedule later this year.___Spanish second-division club Elche says its players have agreed to return to training after it reinstated their full-time work contracts.Club CEO Patricia Rodríguez told Spanish news agency EFE Thursday that after negotiating with the squad, the club had agreed to end the work furlough it had been on for two months since the coronavirus pandemic put all league activity on hold.The players did not return to practice on Wednesday as a protest against salary reductions of 70% imposed under the furlough. Many Spanish clubs have put their players on furlough. The top two clubs in the second-tier Keuken Kampioen Division, Cambuur Leeuwarden and De Graafschap Doetinchem, launched a legal challenge to the April 24 decision, seeking to seal promotion in court.In a ruling streamed live Thursday, Judge Hans Zuurmond rejected their arguments, saying the Dutch association, the KNVB, has the power to make such a decision.Zuurmond says because of the coronavirus, the KNVB “had to take a decision with its back to the wall. Doing nothing was not an option.”According to the ruling, the KNVB had to act in the interest of all clubs. Zuurmond says it is “very bitter for Cambuur and De Graafschap, but that is not enough to overturn the decision.”The decision marked the first time a court has ruled in a legal challenge to a one of the major European leagues’ coronavirus stoppages. Ravens president Dick Cass says the team is working on a program to provide for the estimated 3,300 people employed a typical game day.“If we don’t have that kind of staff because we have a reduced crowd at the stadium, we are planning on creating an employees’ assistance fund,” Cass said, noting that “we have not terminated or laid off or furloughed anybody and we don’t intend to.”Instead of watching from the sideline at a minicamp practice, Cass was in his home Thursday morning, speaking in a teleconference arranged by The United Way. He noted that in a normal year on this date, there would be 90 players having breakfast at the team headquarters.Cass said the team sill plans to open training camp and start the season on time, but it “may have to make adjustments.”___ The then-Ohio State president was criticized in 2010 for saying TCU and Boise State didn’t belong in the BCS title game even if they ran the table because of weak schedules, referring to lesser opponents generally as “Little Sisters of the Poor.” In 2012 he took a shot at Notre Dame in a meeting of Ohio State’s athletic counsel, saying that the school was never invited to join the Big Ten because its priests are not good partners. “Those damn Catholics” can’t be trusted, he said.He later apologized.___A judge has upheld the Dutch soccer association’s decision to scrap relegation and promotion from or to the top-flight Eredivisie as it cut short the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.center_img Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns says he hopes a potential return of Major League Baseball from a pandemic-imposed hiatus could “provide a diversion” and be “part of the solution to what everyone is going through right now.”Stearns emphasized that it would need to be done “in a safe and responsible manner.”“The truth is we don’t know what scenario is coming,” Stearns said Thursday outside a hospital as the Brewers helped donate meals to hospital workers.“We will be prepared,” he added. “If we get the go-ahead from public health officials, if we get the go-ahead from governmental officials, if the necessary agreements can be reached, we will be prepared and we’ll get it going.”The Brewers are working with other companies and local firefighters to help provide 1,000 meals to workers at Milwaukee-area hospitals. Stearns spoke after food was given to employees at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Auburn University President Jay Gogue predicts the Tigers will play football this season. Gogue told incoming freshmen in a video Wednesday, “We’re going to have football this fall.”Gogue didn’t offer any details in the short video about how the games would be played and did not discuss whether fans would be in the stands. But the Auburn president predicted the coronavirus pandemic won’t keep the campus from having “all the activities that we have every fall.”He said Auburn will reopen classes on campus and have fraternity and sorority and club activities.The Southeastern Conference has formed a task force of medical professionals from the 14 member institutions to discuss the best ways to resume sports.___ The Southeastern Conference has formed a task force to advise the league and member schools on decisions about resuming sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.The SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force represents the league’s 14 universities.The group of medical professionals began meeting by video conference in April, the SEC said Thursday. They provide regular updates to SEC presidents, chancellors and athletic directors.Conference members will have to approve any policy changes related to a return to practices, workouts, meetings and competition.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said the task force “has begun to provide the guidance necessary to make decisions related to the return to athletics activities for SEC student-athletes and to assist in our collaboration with colleague conferences in determining a safe return to athletics competition.” ___West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee vows that the Mountaineers will play football this fall “even if I have suit up.”“I’ve got my ankles taped, I’m ready to go in,” the 76-year-old Gee joked in an interview with WOWK-TV broadcast this week. “But I think again, with everything we’re going to do it based on what is safe, what is healthy for our fans and what is healthy for our student athletes. But I do believe that we will play football.”Despite uncertainly around the coronavirus pandemic, all Big 12 schools, including West Virginia, plan to open campuses for the fall semester, a key step toward launching fall sports.It’s not the first time a statement by Gee has turned heads. ___The PGA Tour Champions, which already has canceled eight tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has decided to combine 2020 and 2021 into one season.Tour president Miller Brady says combining two seasons into one is the best solution.The 50-and-older circuit is scheduled to resume with the Ally Challenge in Michigan on July 31. That would be the first of 13 events remaining this year, barring any delays. The PGA Tour Champions already has lost two majors, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship, and is waiting to hear the fate of the Senior British Open.Because of the combined seasons, the postseason events will have 81-player fields and a Charles Schwab Cup champion will not be decided until 2021. The IOC says it is setting aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed.International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says $150 million will be available for loans to sports governing bodies and national Olympic committees. They were due payments this year for the Tokyo Games, which are now scheduled to open in July 2021.IOC chief operating officer Lana Haddad says a breakdown of how the $650 million could be allocated will be formulated in the months ahead. It was unclear how much of the money would go to Tokyo organizers.The Swiss government announced Wednesday that Olympic sports federations based in the country can apply for federal loans. The IOC will put up half the money for those loans, with federal and state authorities providing 25% each.___ Spanish clubs have returned to training individually at club facilities as they wait for the league to resume play, possibly this summer.___The Southern Conference will cut back on schools qualifying for several championships, cut its league baseball series from three games to two and hold virtual media days for football and basketball.Those are among several cost-cutting moves announced by the conference because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The Division I conference will reduce qualifiers to four for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball. May 14, 2020last_img read more

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What to look out for on streaming this March

first_img“Spenser Confidential” “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” (Tiffany Kao | Daily Trojan) Netflix If you’re a fan of cheesy romantic reality shows and the ABC hit “The Bachelor,” your next binge-worthy show might have just popped up on Netflix in mid-February. The reality dating series follows a group of singles in Atlanta tasked with dating one another without ever meeting face-to-face. Until they decide whether or not to take the next step in their relationships and get engaged to a person they’ve never seen, the singles must get to know each other through deep conversations about love and life in an unusually fast-paced timeline. It’s not too late to start the show if you haven’t done so yet, as their reunion special is due to air March 5.  Netflix “Little Fires Everywhere” Coming out March 6, this film is set to be an action-filled comedy thriller. Loosely based on Ace Atkins’ novel, “Wonderland,” an ex-police officer and ex-con team up in an attempt to unveil a murder conspiracy about the deaths of two Boston cops. Together, they take on the bad guys and form an unlikely bond that plays on themes of family and brotherhood. Netflix’s original movies have proven to be successful hits among audiences and the buzz about this one has yet to die down. If you’re also a fan of Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke or Post Malone, you should keep an eye out for this one. “Blow the Man Down” “Love is Blind” This new drama series, which follows the story of America’s first female millionaire and self-made African American entrepreneur and businesswoman, C.J. Walker, is coming to Netflix March 20. Octavia Spencer, known for her roles in “The Help,” “Hidden Figures” and “The Shape of Water,” takes the role of Sarah Breedlove, a woman who rises from poverty and builds an empire around hair care. The trailer reveals that the series will be inspiring and thought-provoking, and is bound to leave you eager to start watching. center_img March is finally here, and spring break is on the horizon for the Trojans. Not only is spring break the perfect time to take a breather from your assignments, essays and midterms, it’s also a great time to sit back, relax and get caught up with the most anticipated releases from your favorite streaming services.  Amazon Prime Netflix  “Blown the Man Down,” which will come out March 20, is a must-see for indie film lovers. With an offbeat noir plot, directors Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy make their debut with this twisted tale set in a small seaside fishing town in Maine. The film has been nominated for multiple awards at different festivals, including Best Screenplay in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film at the Tribeca Film Festival which it won. The two female filmmakers fantastically merge wit, dark comedy and crime in the movie. “Blow the Man Down” is an artistic cinematic experience with an odd but compelling storyline.  Hulu “Making the Cut” For the fashion and design connoisseurs and fans of shows like “Next in Fashion” and “Project Runway,” “Making the Cut” will give you the full fashion competition drama you’ve been looking for. Launching March 27, “Making the Cut” features a panel of five famous judges, including model Naomi Campbell and television personality Nicole Richie. Twelve entrepreneurs and designers come together from all around the world in a fight to build their brands and take home a $1 million prize to invest in their budding businesses. For “Project Runway” lovers, you know that the dynamic duo, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, left the show to pursue their own reality fashion TV series and well, good news, it’s finally coming to your screen this month! Amazon Prime The anticipation behind this yet-to-be-released eight-episode limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington is coming to a close as it is set to launch on Hulu March 18. Its trailer draws viewers in immediately as Elena Richardson’s (Witherspoon) house burns down. The psychological- mystery narrative involves the Richardsons, a mother-daughter duo and a wealthy, picture-perfect family, who find their lives intertwined by fate in an unexpected way. The series is based on the bestselling book, “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng and has been on the lookout by fans since the announcement of its adaptation by Hulu in 2018. Watch the trailer if you haven’t because it will be a drama worth the wait.last_img read more

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Syracuse moves up to No. 8 in Inside Lacrosse Poll, Madonna earns ACC honors

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (5-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) is up two spots in the Inside Lacrosse rankings and Dom Madonna has been named ACC Defensive Player of the Week after the Orange’s 10-6 win over then-No. 7 Notre Dame. Madonna had 13 saves in the game and Syracuse held the Fighting Irish to its lowest goal output of the season (six). The Orange held Notre Dame scoreless on eight man-up opportunities while its offense was led by Nate Solomon, Brendan Bomberry and Jamie Trimboli who had two goals each. Albany remains at No. 1 in the rankings while three other ACC teams cracked the Top 20 this week in No. 6 Duke, No. 12 Notre Dame and No. 13 Virginia. North Carolina, the only ACC team Syracuse hasn’t played yet, is also the only ACC team not ranked by Inside Lacrosse. Syracuse plays next on Tuesday against Hobart at the Carrier Dome. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on April 2, 2018 at 4:28 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44last_img read more

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Mohammed: I am not in the Black stars just to make the numbers

first_imgAmidaus Professionals midfielder Yahaya Mohammed admits with determination he will surely book a place in Ghana’s final squad for the AFCON 2013 tournament in South Africa.The 24-year-old utility player is part of five locally based players who have been included in Coach James Kwesi Appiah’s 26-man provisional squad for a pre -tournament exercise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The former Nice midfielder currently leads the goal king race with nine goals after nine appearances, has won the hearts of most Ghanaian soccer fans with his overwhelming performance int the domestic league.“I will proof my worth in camp, even though my aim has been to play in the senior national team,so was surprised at the call up because I had never been invited for any of the black stars friendlies but I believe I will work for it. I am confident in myself, so even if just 20 players are to be selected, I will make the squad but when dropped, I won’t be disturbed.” He told Asempa sports.The Black Stars will play Egypt and Tunisia in two friendly matches during the training camp in Abu Dhabi.The final squad will then be named ahead of the CAF deadline of 10 days before the start of the competition. Ghana is drawn in Group B that will be based in Port Elizabeth alongside Mali, Niger and DR Congo.last_img read more

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Texas’ Breckyn Hager suffers gruesome hand injury in ‘accident’ after Oklahoma game

first_img (Instagram) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/2c/3a/breckyn-hager-ig-ftr_qo4rmp1lxh271twl2vnu6jyhd.png?t=2055374583&w=500&quality=80  While there are no reports explaining how Hager sustained the injury, many are speculating he punched a wall (or some object) due to frustration after losing to Oklahoma. Hager made headlines in late November when he was reprimanded by the Big 12 for his negative comments toward Oklahoma. In the Big 12 Championship, Hager finished with just one tackle and struggled mightily against the Sooners’ offensive line. After the game, he deleted his Twitter account, possibly due to negative blow back from Twitter users.There’s also a side story of how when Hager arrived as a freshman, he vowed to not cut his hair until the Longhorns won a Big 12 title. Saturday was a great opportunity for him to fulfill his promise, but Texas fell short. Despite the injury, Texas says Hager should be ready to play in the Sugar Bowl vs. No. 5 Georgia on Jan. 1. Texas defensive end Breckyn Hager suffered a cut to his hand “in an accident Saturday after the game,” the university confirmed Tuesday.Hager posted an image of the cut to his Instagram page and he captioned it, “Take notes on my pain.” The post also including a second photo, which shows him holding a knife. Hager deleted the post soon after posting it.last_img read more

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