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Upbeat Guiao, NLEX looking to pull off upsets to end elims

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDon’t count NLEX out just yet.Despite sitting on the 11th spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao is confident his team can still come up with a couple of upset wins to get a crack at the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “We feel we still have a good account of ourselves,” said Guiao. “Considering our situation we don’t have Kiefer, we don’t have Kevin, and I think you have to give credit to the effort the guys put in.”“If we’re not lucky enough to make the playoffs this conference, we’ll play as hard as we can in the last two games and consider that as preparation for the next conference.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film ‘Healthy’ Manuel showing no signs of slowing down for league-leading Aces Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES “It’s still a good sign for us, we’re still looking forward to produce some upsets in our last games,” said Guiao after their 120-111 loss to Alaska Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.NLEX holds a 2-7 record and will face Magnolia, 4-4, and defending champion San Miguel, 3-4, in its final two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGuiao, though, is unfazed with the task at hand despite missing his star backcourt of Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas.Ravena is serving an 18-month ban after testing positive for prohibited substances under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list while Alas is recovering from an ACL injury.last_img read more

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Speaker Tyler Assures of ‘Popular Views’ in Constitutional Change

first_imgHouse Speaker Alex Tyler has said that the Legislature will not condone propositions from the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) that infringe on the rights of the minority, arguing that the country belongs to the majority as well as the minority.Speaker Tyler said the House of Representatives, in their scrutiny of the 25 proposals from the CRC based on the views of Liberians in the 73 districts as well as from the Diasporas, will validate those deemed appropriate in coordination with the CRC.“The House of Representatives in their scrutiny will have to look at those issues that are policy matters, statutory matters, and constitutional matters,” Speaker Tyler said. “The issue of the currency is not expected to be treated as a constitutional matter because the probability and possibility of new currencies in world economies or regional economies could be introduced. When this eventually takes place, the complications of constitutional amendments would offer additional challenge to the nation.”The Speaker made the remarks yesterday during the formal opening of the five-day retreat on the Proposed Amendment to the 1986 Constitution, attended by 35 lawmakers.The Speaker noted that it is expected that experts championing thematic areas would guide the Legislature in making decisions that are sound and progressive to bring sound solutions to national problems.Amid the recent four-month extension from August 27 to December 27, 2015, Speaker Tyler urged the Executive to extend the mandate of the CRC to provide the opportunity for the Committee to assist in guiding and interpreting the remaining processes.Speaker Tyler commended the CRC for the scrupulous implementation of their mandate which led to the gathering of views from the 73 electoral districts and the Diaspora as well as the holding of the National Constitutional Conference in Gbarnga, Bong County.He indicated that the Legislature has the constitutional duty to amend the constitution either generated by it or from a submission of 10,000 signatures from citizens, but that the consultations conducted by the CRC should be respected, though there are some reservations.Meanwhile, according to the retreat agenda, Cllr. Alfred Brownell, Cllr. Nevada Ricks and Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe, are expected to lecture the lawmakers today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fire Renders Over 20 Homeless in Pipeline

first_imgRemains of the partly burnt house.A fire outbreak that affected a three bedroom house over the weekend on Pipeline Road in Paynesville has rendered more than twenty persons homeless.The incident also caused the loss of goods and properties, including three computers, a Samsung TV and an unspecified sum of United States dollars.According to residents, the community receives its power supply from generators provided by private individuals. The fire started about 7:45 p.m. and spread through the house, a resident said.Several community members joined the residents in their attempt to put the fire out without success. There were, however, no human casualties.Allen T. Mulbah, 55, mechanic and owner of the house, told the Daily Observer that he has lived in the house with his family and extended relatives for more than fifteen years.“We were unable to take out anything from our house owing to the intensity of the fire and of course the good efforts of our neighbors all went in vain,” Mr. Mulbah said.“At this stage, I will need almost everything to rebuild the house,” he pleaded.Asked about specific assistance needed right now, Mr. Mulbah appealed for zincs, planks, cement and crushed rocks, “or I will not be able to repair the damage to the house.”He also appealed to well-meaning Liberians at home and abroad for assistance such as cash, cooking utensils, bedding and used clothes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Govt yet to receive report on $68M IDPAD conference

first_imgFollowing a four-day conference that was dubbed a success by stakeholders, organisers of the International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) Summit 2018 are expected to hand over a full report of the event to the Guyana Government, which had allocated some $68 million in its 2018 Budget for sponsorship of the conference.The summit was held in observance of the International Decade for People of African Descent and brought together more than 60 academics, Black activists and other expert speakers from around the world to focus on eradicating the issues of African descendants through the implementation of possible solutions.A section of the gathering at the opening of the IDPAD Summit 2018 held at the Marriott HotelThe four-day conference was held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel under the theme “Where we are, Where we ought to be, How we get there”. During his presentation at the opening ceremony, Second Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge told the gathering that he was expecting a report from organisers so that he could brief Cabinet on the outcome of the conference.“I can assure you that because of (President David Granger’s) abiding interest in this subject … I will be called upon to give account, if not necessarily blow by blow, an assessment of what has taken place during this event,” Minister Greenidge, who was at the time acting President, had stated.However, when asked whether he had received such an update from the summit organisers, the Second Vice President replied in the negative, but added that he was expecting that information which was promised.The Decade was launched by the United Nations in New York in 2015 to highlight issues relating to Africa and millions of African descendants around the world, including the 200 million people who identify as Africans in the Americans alone.The conference served as a platform for participants to openly discuss the serious issues facing African descendants, as well as the solutions they envision to address the problems, and ways of implementing those solutions.last_img read more

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High on Ice Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

first_imgHigh on Ice 2010 Schedule of Events- Advertisement -For more information on High on Ice – visit the Facebook GroupFriday, January 15Single Block Ice Carving Competition – Centennial Park (1pm-3pm)Professional Ice Carving Competition – Centennial Park (6pm-10pm)FSJ Mukluk Independent Plumbing Mixed Bonspiel Begins – Fort St. John Curling Club (6pm)Advertisement Amateur & Intermediate Ice Carving – Centennial Park (9am-4pm)Regional Mayor’s Ice Carving Challenge – Centennial Park (9am-4pm)Ice Fishing Derby – Mile 91, Inga Lake (9am-Dusk)Snowmobile Show ‘n’ Shine – Centennial Park (10am-5pm)FSJ Mukluk Independent Plumbing Mixed Bonspiel – Fort St. John Curling Club (10am-6pm)Advertisement Below is a list of events for the 6th annual High on Ice Winter Carnival. Concession – Warm Food & Drinks – Centennial Park (11am-5pm)Children’s Activities in the Park – Centennial Park (11am-3pm)Toboggan Races (weather permitting) – Togobban Hill, NPSS (11am-3pm)Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides (weather permitting) – Togobban Hill, NPSS (11am-3pm)Fort St. John Curling Club Community Dinner & Dance – Fort St. John Curling Club (6pm)Advertisementcenter_img Comedy Night – Lido Theatre (doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm)Snowmobile Club Fun Ride – Jackfish Parking Lot to Snowmobile Club Chalet (8pm-11pm)Saturday, January 16Over the Line Ball Tournament – Surerus Ball Diamonds (8am-5pm)Professional Ice Carving Competition – Centennial Park (8am-10pm)Advertisement Comedy Night – Lido Theatre (doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm)Sunday, January 17Professional Ice Carving Competition – Centennial Park (8am-2pm)Community & Family Snow Sculpting Competition – Centennial Park (9am-3pm)Media Snow Sculpting Competition – Centennial Park (9am-3pm)Concession – Warm Food & Drinks – Centennial Park (1am-5pm)Ice Fishing Derby – Mile 91, Inga Lake (9am-3pm)Toboggan Races (weather permitting) – Togobban Hill, NPSS (11am-3pm)Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides (weather permitting) – Togobban Hill, NPSS (11am-3pm)Children’s Activities in the Park – Centennial Park (12pm-4pm)Ice & Snow Awards Ceremony – Centennial Park (4pm)Fire & Ice Celebration – Centennial Park (5pm)last_img read more

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Blow for Liverpool and Newcastle! Striker pens new deal at Marseille

first_img1 Andre Ayew in action Liverpool and Newcastle have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Andre Ayew, after the attacker signed a new deal with Marseille.The Ghana international’s future had been uncertain going into the January transfer window, with his present contract expiring in the summer.However, the 25-year-old has now put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension with the Ligue 1 club after agreeing terms with them.“It’s true I have agreed a new one year deal,” Ayew L’Equipe.“Yesterday, president Vincent [Labrune] called me and asked me to stay.”last_img read more

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Cappry Rovers hold out for win against Keadue Rovers

first_imgCAPPRY LOTTOThe numbers drawn in the Cappry lotto were 3, 6, 10, 16.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was Johnny McGrath, Blue Cedars.Next weeks jackpot is €6150.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win.CAPPRY ROVERS Keadue Rovers 2-3 Cappry RoversCappry Rovers were the victors in an entertaining game played in fine sunny conditions at Central Park on Sunday which leaves Keadue pointless after four games. It was the perfect start for the home side when after three minutes Hugh Moy made a run down the left wing and was there to meet a good ball into the box before slotting home.Cappry though weren’t long in getting back into things and after eight minutes Ciaran Sharkey pulled off a good save and two minutes later they had a half chance. Cappry should’ve been level on 22 minutes when Ronan McHugh put his effort wide when clean through. Keadue were made to sit back and absorb the pressure coming from the away team and on 31 minutes, were deservedly level when Paddy McNulty tapped in at the far post. However despite having little possession by that stage Keadue retook the lead on 33 minutes when, following a good run by Jack O’Brien, the ball was played through to Conor Greene and he made no mistake placing it to the back of the net.Keadue then had a good spell when both Chris Greene with a header and Conor Greene with a shot from close in were both denied in the final ten minutes of the first half.At the start of the second half again Conor Greene pressurised the Cappry defence and almost made it three when dispossessing the defence but his shot was cleared off the line. Cappry soon gathered themselves together and began to get on top on possession and had a few chances, one which was cleared off the line.The away side were level on 64 minutes when Calvin Bradley equalised with a right foot effort from close range. A few minutes later Keadue came close to retaking the lead when David Ward’s cross was met with two efforts from Ryan Greene and Donal Rodgers, both saved by the keeper.Cappry kept up the pressure and Ronan McHugh made it three on 75 minutes when a run up the right caused a mix up in the Keadue defence and he tapped it in close to the line. Keadue battled away in the last fifteen but despite good pressing they didn’t create any real chances and Cappry held out for a deserved win.Best for Keadue were Hugh Moy and Conor Greene while best for Cappry were Calvin Bradley and Ronan McHugh.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESErne Wanderers Reserves 4-0 Cappry Rovers Reserves The home side came into this game full of confidence after an impressive 4-0 win last week at home to Glenree. They were unlucky not to go one up early on through Michael Bowring whose effort was narrowly wide, Erne pressed the ball well from the off and attacked with intent.Their pressure paid off before the half hour mark with Malcolm O’Reilly winning a penalty for a heavy tackle on the edge of the box. Packie Hill stepped up, after missing last week’s game through injury, to bury the ball past the keeper and put Erne in front.It was 2-0 before the break, a run down the wing from Luke Toland and a great delivery to the back post for O’Reilly to head home. Karl O’Brien in the Wanderers goal had little to do in the first half with Cappry struggling to create chances.The second half was just under way when O’Reilly teed up Hill to make it 3-0. Just after the hour a great through ball from Nicky Sheerin put O’Reilly through for his second of the day and Wanderers’ fourth.Cappry won a penalty at the end but O’Brien comfortably saved what was the last kick of the game. A good team effort from a depleted Cappry side with Malcolm O’Reilly putting in a man of the match performance with two goals and an assist.CAPPRY ROVERS U16’sCappry Rovers were back in National Cup action at the weekend when they travelled to Carrickboyle in Gweedore to play Gweedore Utd. Cappry put in another good performance and won the match 5-2 with Joel Bradley Walsh grabbing a hat trick with Evan McBride getting the other two goals.CAPPRY ROVERS U14’sCappry Rovers entertained Lagan Harps in Cappry Park on Thursday evening last in a battle of the top two in the league. In what was a very tight game, Cappry got the only goal of the game through Kieran Thompson. This brings them on to 21 points with 7 wins from 7.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U14’sCappry Crusaders U14’s travelled to Letterkenny to take on Ballyraine last Sunday.Facing an older and physically bigger team our boys started strong in the tackle and with a fast tempo to frustrate a technically solid opposition.After weathering an early storm, Cappry settled well and some neat passing and movement between Eoghan Stewart and Keelan Browne yielded some space and a well struck Brown goal.Ballyraine equalised but fierce tackling by the combative Conor Lynch and captain Ronan Gallagher and the rearguard three of Johnny Griffin, Kian Gallagher and Tim Scanlon kept Cappry solid at the back.Kyle O’Donnell scored a second before Ballyraine equalised to leave it 2-2 at the break. Ronan Gallagher scored from the penalty spot to give Cappry the lead before Ballyraine levelled matters with 10 minutes left.The introduction of all 7 substitutes who travelled brought fresh legs to the team with Shane McBride outstanding with his battling qualities, and a stunning last minute tackle by Darragh Porter to see the game end 3-3.Easily the best team performance of the year as the boys supported each other to the final whistle. Thanks to Ballyraine for a keenly contested and sporting game.CAPPRY ROVERS U12’sOur U12’s were also back in National Cup action at the weekend when they travelled to Milford for what was a real belter of a game. Although Cappry ran out 4-0 winners, Milford were excellent and caused Cappry plenty of problems. Cappry were glad to get the breaks that they did and are through to the next round. Luke McGlynn, Josh McMenamin, Shaun Ward and Mark Mbuli were on target for Cappry.CAPPRY COLTS U12’sConvoy Arsenal Reserves 1 Cappry Colts 3The Colts had a good victory in Convoy at the weekend with conditions ideal. The first half was fairly even with Charlie Griffin, Darragh Carroll and Ronan Callaghan starting well for the Colts.The best chance of the half went to Convoy on the stroke of halftime when their striker shot narrowly wide with only keeper Shea Doherty to beat.The Colts started the 2nd half really well with Sean Lyons and Shaun Ryan making some great runs.The breakthrough came 12 minutes into the 2nd half when Eoin McGonagle crossed into the box for Niall Ryan to slot home to put the Colts 1 up.The 2nd goal came eight minutes from time when Odhran Quigley Doherty put in a terrific corner for Niall Marley to head home from 6 yards.However 4 minutes from time Convoy scored from a corner of their own when Shea McDermott headed home from close range to set up a nervy finish for the Colts. Niall Ryan sealed the win in the last minute with a well placed shot into the top corner.Well done to both teams on a very sporting contest and match referee Marty Quinn.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U12’sCappry Crusaders welcomed the Ballybofey Cubs to Cappry Park this evening (Monday). Ballybofey shaded the 1st half and were unlucky enough not to have scored after creating a couple of good chances. With Ballybofey packing their defence, Cappry struggled to get any clear opportunities to score. 0-0 at halftime.Cappry came back out in the 2nd half and really took the game to Ballybofey and penned them back in their own half for most of the 2nd half. It was clear that it was going to take something special to win the game and that moment came from Ballybofey’s Sean Brady Devenney when he unleashed a superb lob from close to the halfway line which found its way to the back of the net, De Gea would have struggled to keep it out. This proved to be the winner although I don’t think anyone would have argued had the game ended in a draw, it was a really entertaining game.Well done to both sets of players and match referee John Coyle.CAPPRY ROVERS U8’sCappry held a blitz against Castlefin on Friday evening past and all four teams put in fantastic performances and they continue to improve all the time. After witnessing some of the games I can easily say that the future is bright. Well done to all the boys and girls from both clubs who played.Cappry Rovers hold out for win against Keadue Rovers was last modified: October 11th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cappry RoversCLUB NOTESFootballKeadueSportlast_img read more

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MUCH ADO ABOUT A LOT! BALLYSHANNON DRAMA GROUP WINS TOP AWARD!

first_imgThe Ballyshannon Drama Society has won the overall award in the All Ireland Drama finals for their production of Steel Magnolias.The awards ceremony was held in the Opera House in Wexford at the weekend.Patricia Keane won the best female actress award and they also scooped the best set and best director awards. Member of the Drama Society John Travers said: “We are delighted to have won; absolutely over the moon.”MUCH ADO ABOUT A LOT! BALLYSHANNON DRAMA GROUP WINS TOP AWARD! was last modified: April 17th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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MCGUINNESS LAUDS HIS NEW-FOUND OPTIONS ON THE BENCH

first_imgDonegal boss Jim McGuinness breathed a heavy sigh of relief after his side turned on the style at MacCumhaill Park today.McGuinness celebrates after the final whistle against TyroneThe Glenties man said he was delighted that he was able to look to his bench and bring on some quality players who help his side surge on to victory.He said he had to be pleased after beating a side of the quality of Tyrone. “You have to be pleased with a win particularly when you win against a quality side like Tyrone.“They took the battle to us in the middle of the park and the introduction of Martin McElhinney and Ross Wherity gave us options and they fought very hard for the ball,” he said.McGuinness said he was delighted that his side worked well to combine to score the two goals.“Every manager in the country is working hard to get scores on the board and I was delighted at how the two goals were worked,” he said. Although McGuinness is famous for never looking beyond the next game, he did allow himself the pleasure of a distant glance at a third successive Ulster title.“If we win the next day we can go on to an Ulster final and please God we will,” he added. MCGUINNESS LAUDS HIS NEW-FOUND OPTIONS ON THE BENCH was last modified: May 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJim McGuinnessTyronelast_img read more

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Testaverde named starter for Jets

first_img Detroit wide receiver Charles Rogers was suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The announcement came in a statement from the league. Rogers apologized to teammates and coaches at a team meeting Wednesday. Under terms of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, a player is suspended for four games without pay because of a second positive test after he enters the program. If Rogers has another positive test, he will be suspended for at least one year. Rogers can’t go to practices or games, but he is permitted to attend meetings and work out at the team’s headquarters in suburban Detroit. “He’s going to get himself in great shape and get things squared away,” Lions coach Steve Mariucci said. “In the meantime, Mike Williams and Kevin Johnson are going to compete for that spot.” Martz has infection St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz has an infection of the heart that will require treatment with antibiotics and keep him out of practice for a couple of days. The 54-year-old Martz said doctors believe he has endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the heart’s inner lining or the heart valve. Martz will undergo a series of blood cultures over the next week to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment involves taking antibiotics over a long period of time, Martz said. Seattle WRs doubtful Starting wide receivers Bobby Engram and Darrell Jackson were both listed as doubtful for Seattle’s game Sunday at St. Louis. Engram cracked two ribs in last Sunday’s loss to Washington. Jackson has a bone bruise in his right knee that flared up late last week. Also, the Seahawks signed veteran punter Tom Rouen and released Leo Araguz. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Vinny Testaverde is nearly 42 years old. He has not thrown a pass in a regular-season game since January. On top of all that, he has had about a week to learn the Jets offense. This is the player coach Herman Edwards has entrusted to help save the season. Edwards named Testaverde his starting quarterback Wednesday, a move the desperate Jets hope can spark their floundering offense. Though Testaverde was on the verge of retirement just a few weeks ago, he is now put in the tough spot of trying to do whatever he can to get the Jets some victories. His first start comes Sunday against Tampa Bay, the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 1987. When he takes the field, he will be the fourth-oldest quarterback to start a game in the Super Bowl era, behind Steve DeBerg, Warren Moon and Doug Flutie. “There’s certain things that can happen, hopefully will happen, with getting the ball down the field, getting the ball out quick, trying not to take sacks, hoping everybody gets their confidence up,” Testaverde said. “Our lack of success has hurt our confidence a little bit offensively. We just have to get it up a little bit.” center_img Testaverde, signed a week ago when Chad Pennington went out for the season with another torn rotator cuff, watched from the sideline as third-stringer Brooks Bollinger started in a 13-3 loss to Baltimore on Sunday. The Jets did little to help the unproven youngster, failing to protect him or open up holes for Curtis Martin. But Edwards pointed to one statistic that helped him make his decision: Bollinger was 4 of 16 trying to get the ball to the receivers. “At this point, I feel that Vinny’s a veteran guy, we need a change a little bit as far as making some plays in the passing game. I think he can provide that,” Edwards said. “Brooks did a good job for us, but at the end of the day when you can’t make plays passing the ball it’s tough.” With Pennington sidelined and backup Jay Fiedler out indefinitely with a shoulder injury, the Jets (1-3) had few options, so they signed Testaverde last week for his second stint with the team. Testaverde had been out of football since finishing last season with Dallas. Rogers suspended last_img read more

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