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Last Updated: 24th April, 2020 11:03 IST Vikings Draft LSU Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson At No. 22 The Minnesota Vikings chose LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson with the 22nd pick in the first round of the NFL draft, with another selection in the queue on Thursday night waiting at No. 25. Written By FOLLOW US First Published: 24th April, 2020 11:03 IST WATCH US LIVE The Minnesota Vikings chose LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson with the 22nd pick in the first round of the NFL draft, with another selection in the queue on Thursday night waiting at No. 25.The 22nd pick came from Buffalo as part of theJefferson, a late bloomer who played primarily in the slot while helping Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow win the Heisman Trophy for the national champions, set the program record with 111 receptions as a junior in 2019. Jefferson will join Adam Thielen and Tajae Sharpe as the top down-field options for quarterback Kirk Cousins.The last time the Vikings made multiple picks in the first round was 2014, their first draft under coach Mike Zimmer when linebacker Anthony Barr was selected ninth and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was taken at No. 32.This is the 10th draft for general manager Rick Spielman with full authority over the roster, his 14th overall with Minnesota. This will be a pivotal draft for Zimmer and Spielman, both of whom have entered the final year of their contract and yet to receive an extension. The Vikings have made the playoffs three of the last five seasons, but the 2017 team that reached the NFC championship game has so far been the pinnacle.The virus outbreak that shuttered all NFL facilities forced team officials to sequester in their homes for this SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News LIVE TV COMMENT
By Mark TrevelyanJorien ter Mors led a Dutch clean sweep in the women’s 1,500 metres speed skating on Sunday as the Netherlands’ medal tally shot up to 17, more than any other nation at the Winter Olympics in Russia.Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud sped to gold in the men’s super-G alpine skiing and Czech Eva Samkova won the women’s snowboarding cross after yet more tumbles on the testing course where a Russian skier broke her back a day earlier.Skicross racer Maria Komissarova, 23, was in a serious but stable condition after an operation lasting more than six hours on Saturday to insert a metal implant in her back.Doctors said it would take three or four days to know how successful the surgery had been.On the ninth day of medal competition, Sweden won their second cross-country relay gold when they prevailed in the men’s 4x10km event, ahead of Russia and France.But many Russians’ thoughts were still on the ice hockey action of the previous day, when a late disallowed goal cost the host nation victory over arch-rivals the United States.In a rare moment of political unity, supporters and opponents of President Vladimir Putin came together on Twitter to express their outrage after the Americans won in a shootout.“The puck was in the goal. What an abomination. Cheating before the whole world! Disgusting!” wrote Alexei Pushkov, a senior pro-Putin member of parliament after the score was wiped out because the goal had been shifted from its mooring.Prominent gay activist Nikolai Alexeyev, at odds with Putin over a law banning homosexual propaganda among minors that overshadowed the build-up to the Games, was left in shock: “There’s a huge scandal in the hockey tournament. The American referee didn’t allow the Russian goal. Damn!”After pre-Games criticism over human rights and the estimated $50 billion cost of bringing the Olympics to Sochi, Putin can so far take satisfaction from an event where Russia has shown a friendly, welcoming face to the rest of the world and the sporting action has yielded plenty of drama.In the speed skating, Ter Mors clocked an Olympic record of one minute, 53.51 seconds to take gold ahead of team mates Ireen Wust, the defending champion, and Lotte Van Beek. For good measure, another Dutchwoman, Marrit Leenstra, finished fourth.It was a third speed skating medal sweep in Sochi for the orange-suited Dutch, after the men completed the feat in the 500 and 5,000m.The United States’ wait for a first speed skating medal went on. Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe finished seventh and 14th in their old skinsuits after the team ditched their Olympic ‘Mach 39’ ones on Saturday in the hope of gaining extra speed.On the Rosa Khutor piste in the Caucasus mountains, Jansrud secured Norway’s fourth successive Olympic men’s super-G win, while 36-year-old American Bode Miller tied for bronze with Canada’s Jan Hudec to become the oldest ever Alpine skiing medallist.Miller’s team mate Andrew Weibrecht captured a surprise silver medal after starting 29th, with all the favourites gone.“When Andrew came down he scared me,” laughed Jansrud. “It was a little too exciting. My legs were like jelly there for a second but I knew I had finished very strong.”Czech snowboarder Samkova, sporting a fake moustache drawn on her top lip for good luck, avoided the rough and tumble of the pack in the thrilling cross event where racers go head to head down a twisty course full of bumps and jumps, jostling with their rivals to find the best line.“It’s a lucky moustache. Today it’s in national colours,” she said of her facial adornment in red, white and blue.Defending champion Maelle Ricker of Canada and 2006 silver medallist Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States were eliminated in the heats after taking tumbles on the Extreme Park course.Dominique Maltais of Canada claimed silver to add to the bronze she won in Turin eight years ago, while French teenager Chloe Trespeuch was third.Earlier, two more racers were stretchered off after bad falls – Norway’s Helene Olafsen with knee damage and American Jacqueline Hernandez with concussion, though neither of the injuries was serious.After 55 of 98 events, the Dutch led the overall medals table with 17 – a remarkable achievement for a country of around 16.7 million people. All were for skating and five were golds – equal with Norway and Switzerland, and two behind Germany. Russia, Canada, the United States and Poland were on four golds each.
Football star Neymar Jr.’s signature football tournament has reached Manila.ADVERTISEMENT The tournament named Neymar Jr’s Five features a unique, fast-paced football competition which has drawn more 65,000 players from 47 countries in its first year.It is a 10-minute, five-a-side battle with a twist—each time one team scores, the opposition loses a player. The game ends when the time runs out or until one team has no player left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe qualifying rounds in Manila will be held on February 18 and 25 at SPARTA Philippines in Mandaluyong with the finals scheduled on March 4.This year’s edition is open to teams of five to seven players aged 16 to 25 and, for the first time, two over-aged players. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims View comments Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ MOST READ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Federer rolls into all-Swiss Australian Open semi LATEST STORIES DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Participants must have a passport on standby with a chance of making it to the World Final at Instituto Projeto NeymarJr in Praia Grande, Brazil this year. Celest Flores-ColinaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely
Mesut Ozil has provisionally agreed a new contract with Arsenal, according to reports in Germany.The attacking midfielder’s current deal expires in under two years’ time and the Gunners are desperate to extend his stay.The 27-year-old enjoyed his best campaign in north London so far last season, finishing up with 19 assists in the Premier League.Arsenal have long been locked in contract talks with Ozil but, according to Sport Bild, a provisional agreement has now been struck.The Germany international is reportedly set to sign a new deal until the summer of 2020 worth around £200,000-a-week.Part of Ozil’s agreement to extend his stay at the Emirates will see him land the number 10 shirt at Arsenal as well as assurances the club will invest in more marquee singings next summer. Mesut Ozil has been in fine form for Arsenal this season 1