Kinoshita joins Falcons as IPS player

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IPS players are guaranteed to be at the club for the entire season but are not allowed to be promoted to active rosters. Kinoshita’s challenge to make an NFL roster will resume in 2009.Kinoshita participated in the Falcons’ training camp last summer as a free agent but did not make the final cut before the season opener.The NFC South club will begin its preseason camp on July 26 in Flowery Branch, Ga. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Japanese wide receiver/kick returner Noriaki Kinoshita decided to join the Atlanta Falcons as an International Practice Squad (IPS) player for this upcoming season, the NFL Japan announced Thursday.Kinoshita, 25, was selected by the NFL club last month for the IPS spot after participating in the IPS training camps in Europe, but has been waiting for an offer for a spring training camp as a free agent, seeking to become the first Japanese-born player to play in the league this fall.last_img read more

Walton, Plum lead Washington women over state rival 83-43

first_imgPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Talia Walton and Kelsey Plum scored 22 points each and Washington raced to an 83-43 win over rival Washington State on Sunday, less 48 hours after losing by 11 in the rivalry game.The Huskies (20-8, 8-7 Pac 12) dominated this one, holding the Cougars to 23.7 percent shooting after letting them shoot 55.6 percent in the second half on an 83-72 loss on Friday night in Seattle.Jazmine Davis added 16 points and Aminah Williams, who played in her school-record 127th game, had 10 for Washington.Mariah Cooks had nine points for Washington State, while Tia Presley and Lia Galdeira, who average 36.8 points between them and combined for 40 in the win, were held to 8 and 7, respectively.Washington shot 48 percent in the first half (14 of 29), including 7 of 12 3s, to take a 41-26 lead, then made 16 of 29 shots in the second half, finishing 11 of 22 behind the arc. The Huskies were also 12 of 15 from the foul line to end a three-game losing streak in the series and biggest win since an 84-40 in February of 2008.The Cougars made just 3 of 18 3-pointers, with Galdeira missing going 0 for 6 and Presley 0 for 2. Overall the guards were a combined 5 of 23.last_img read more

Super Computer predicts final Premier League 2016/17 table – April UPDATE

first_imgHow will the Premier League table look in May? Here, talkSPORT feeds the data into our super computer and, just for fun, reveals the predicted 1-20.And what does that data show? It’s still tight at the bottom, especially with Crystal Palace winning games as West Ham go on a bad run.Up top, Chelsea don’t look like surrendering their lead just yet – despite losing to the Eagles last weekend – and, at the time of writing, are seven points clear of Tottenham.Of course, no one can say for sure what the final table will be, but it’s certainly fun to predict!Scroll through the gallery to see the Premier League Super Computer predictions in full and let talkSPORT know who you think will make up the top six and who will suffer relegation… 2. Tottenham Hotspur (Champions League qualification) 20 20 19. Middlesbrough (relegated) 10. Leicester City 12. Burnley 3. Manchester City (Champions League qualification) 20 13. Bournemouth 17. Hull City 5. Manchester United (Europa League group stage) 15. Watford 20 20 20 20 20 20 11. Stoke City 20 20 6. Liverpool (Europa League group stage) 20 16. Swansea City 20 14. West Ham United 18. Crystal Palace (relegated) 7. Everton (Europa League third qualifying round) 20 9. Southampton 20 20 20 20 20 4. Arsenal (Champions League play-off) 20 8. West Bromwich Albion 20. Sunderland (relegated) – Scroll through the gallery to see the Premier League Super Computer predictions in full 1. Chelsea (Premier League champions)last_img read more