Hillenbrand announces second annual One Campaign

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Hillenbrand and Batesville Casket have recently announced plans for their second annual One Campaign.Employees will volunteer their time to help the Batesville Community Education Foundation and the United Way of Franklin County in the company’s week of volunteering.Part of the One Campaign is partnering with an organization to host an educational awareness campaign called the Month of Awareness.Hillenbrand will partner with the Rural Alliance for the Arts during the month of May and will focus on arts and culture by working with WTIU, an Indiana PBS affiliate, and the Gibson Theatre to host a short film series, bring in guest speakers, and promote other art and culture opportunities within the community.For the Year of Giving, Hillenbrand will donate $25,000 to the Batesville Area Resource Center to complete their building project.last_img read more

FCCS Ag Gets $15k Grant

first_imgBrookville, IN — The American Farmers Grow Rural Education program allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for $10,000 to $25,000 grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum. Franklin County Community School Ag teachers, Mrs. Hornberger and Mr. Frazier, were one of six school programs in Indiana chosen to receive a grant. Their grant was awarded in the amount of $15,000 for the agriculture programs at Franklin County Community High School and Franklin County Middle School.last_img

Hammers end on a high after Nolan treble

first_imgCaptain Kevin Nolan scored a hat-trick as West Ham signed off the Barclays Premier League campaign with an entertaining 4-2 win over relegated Reading at Upton Park. The Irons were in complete control after a mistake from new England call-up Alex McCarthy gifted Nolan the opener on 23 minutes, with Ricardo Vaz Te sweeping home a second following more good work from Andy Carroll, completing the final game of his season-long loan from Liverpool. However, the Royals, who were relegated a couple of weeks ago, responded with two quick goals at the start of the second half through Garath McCleary and substitute Adam Le Fondre. The Irons, though, made sure of a creditable top-10 finish when Nolan netted again and then completed his hat-trick with a header three minutes from time. West Ham created an early opening when a deep cross from Mark Noble floated over to the far post, where Carroll just could not get enough contact to steer the ball past McCarthy. The Royals were not about to roll over and were almost ahead on eight minutes when Pavel Pogrebnyak’s downward header was turned away at full stretch by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Chris Gunter was clear of the West Ham defence on 22 minutes down the right and on into the penalty area, but his angled shot flew into the side netting. It proved a costly miss as West Ham went up the other end and took the lead, with more than a helping hand from the Reading keeper. There seemed little danger as McCarthy went to clear a routine back-pass, but only managed to smack the ball into Carroll. Nolan was on hand to collect, sidestep the embarrassed Royals number 21 and roll the ball into an empty net. McCarthy then showed just what he is capable of when pushing a bullet-header from Nolan up on to the crossbar. But it was 2-0 on 34 minutes. Carroll was again involved, as the England centre-forward pulled down a deep cross from the left and laid it back into the path of Vaz Te, who drove the ball back into the bottom corner. West Ham continued to press ahead of the interval and Vaz Te rattled the woodwork after darting into the right side of the penalty area once again, before Mohamed Diame drilled his 20-yard shot over the crossbar. The visitors had a goal back on 53 minutes as McCleary’s shot from the edge of the penalty area was deflected past the keeper off Noble. Remarkably, Reading were level within 90 seconds. Nick Blackman got away down the left and his ball floated right through the West Ham six-yard box toward the far post, where Le Fondre arrived to smash in the equaliser. West Ham slowly gained some momentum, and restored their lead on 79 minutes after Nolan latched on to a clever chip from Noble to hold off the Reading defence and slot past McCarthy. And the Royals keeper was beaten again three minutes from time when Nolan headed in a cross from Modibo Maiga to complete his hat-trick. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

City buy stake in Japanese club

first_img Press Association The deal will bring the Marinos into a network which also includes new Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC and Australian club Melbourne Heart, as well as City’s senior, youth and women’s teams. The partnership was announced in conjunction with the Marinos’ owners, car manufacturer Nissan, and will see the four-times Asia champions gain access to the coaching, management, medical and sports science expertise of the City Football Group. City chief executive Ferran Soriano said: “We’re thrilled to be able to play a role in investing and building on the ongoing success of YF Marinos. “We are proud to offer a collaborative and integrated approach to the football, marketing, media and commercial development of all the clubs in the City family. “At the same time, we are proud that each of our clubs is firmly rooted and invested in its local community as well as connected and engaged with its supporter base. “We are very much looking forward to starting our collaboration.” The announcement comes a year after City announced the launch of their MLS project in conjunction with baseball’s most famous club, the New York Yankees. In January, they then acquired an 80 per cent stake in Melbourne Heart as the major investor in a consortium that took over the A-League club. Their latest project sees them invest in a long-established Japanese top-flight club. As well as their Asian titles, the Marinos have won the J-League three times and finished runners-up last year. Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive of Nissan, said: “The YF Marinos is an excellent soccer club with a rich history which has grown hand in hand with Nissan. “This partnership will contribute to the growth of the club, the growth of our shared hometown, Yokohama, as well as Yokosuka and Japanese soccer.” center_img Manchester City have expanded their growing global portfolio by announcing the purchase of a minority stake in Japanese J-League club Yokohama F Marinos.last_img read more

Dead woman received notice that she is COVID-19 positive

first_imgA woman who has been dead for six months got a notice from the health department stating that she had tested positive for COVID-19.According to reports, Sandra Whittington died of COPD on February 16, weeks before the virus was detected near her home in Shelby County, Tennessee. Her son says the family recently received a notice saying Whittington had tested positive and that she should isolate herself from others.“I’m just having a hard time understanding how they can say someone has COVID-19 when they are not even alive,” Troy Whittington, Sandra’s son, told WATN.Whittingham says the health department claims his mother had taken a COVID-19 test on June 20, about five months after she had passed away and been cremated.The health department issued an apology to the family for the mistake.last_img read more

Gender-neutral bathroom, Leavey resolutions pass

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government senators unanimously approved two resolutions advocating for the renovation of Leavey Library and the installation of a gender-neutral bathroom in the Student Union on Tuesday.USG uses resolutions to communicate the collective opinion of the student body to the administration.Passed · The USG Senate passed a resolution for renovations to Leavey Library and a gender-neutral bathroom in the Student Union on Tuesday. – Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanThe passage of the gender-neutral bathroom resolution coincides with a key step toward the creation of a gender-neutral housing pilot program on the Rainbow Floor, a special interest housing option for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and allies in Century Apartments. USG senators signed off on a resolution before spring break advocating for the pilot program.[Correction: A previous version indicated that the USC Board of Trustees approved the gender-inclusive housing pilot program. It was not approved by the Board of Trustees but rather campus administration. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.]While Josh DeMilta, USG director of diversity affairs, said the step is important, he said it does not guarantee that there will be a gender-neutral housing option next year.“This accomplishment was a huge hurdle, but there is still some work to be done [before] it’s a done deal,” DeMilta said.The gender-neutral bathroom resolution proposes redesignating an existing bathroom in the Student Union to a gender-neutral bathroom because of its proximity to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center.Of 294 respondents to a USG survey, 85 percent of students said they support making a single-occupancy bathroom in the Student Union gender-neutral, according to the resolution.“We want all students at USC to feel comfortable, welcome and have their basic needs addressed,” USG President Monish Tyagi said.The Leavey Library renovation is in the study stage and no fixed timeline has been set for the project, said Hugh McHarg, executive director of communications and public programming for USC Libraries.“There is tremendous enthusiasm and support for making Leavey … to be a center for student intellectual life on campus,” McHarg said.Greek Sen. Andres Guarnizo-Ospina, who authored the resolution, said he hopes the resolution will expedite the resolution process.“The idea is that by supporting this renovation, the administration will go quicker and students will be better off when the resolution is done,” he said.Guarnizo-Ospina said students expressed needs for improvements ranging from updating the furniture to providing more space.Arye Lavin, a freshman majoring in neuroscience, said he believes the facility needs aesthetic improvements.“The walls need to be repainted,” said Lavin, who studies in the library regularly.“The color temperature in Leavey is not conducive to proper studying.”During Tuesday’s Senate meeting, the Senate also introduced a resolution fully supporting USC’s specific plan to renovate the University Village.The resolution will be voted on next week, the last official Senate meeting before USG officers for the 2012-2013 school year are sworn in on April 3.last_img read more

Abby Moloughney’s speed propels her success at SU

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Sign up for The Daily Orange Newsletter Email Address * Published on March 3, 2020 at 11:12 pm Contact Gaurav: gshetty@syr.edu * * indicates required “I think sometimes it’s a bit of a misnomer with an offensive player just to look at goals and assists because she’s a really good defensive player,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “She’s a real sportsman, she stays out of the penalty box, so she’s a well-rounded player.”In 2019-20, Moloughney has been nominated for College Hockey America player of the year, best defensive forward and the Individual Sportsmanship award. But Moloughney’s “biggest achievement,” she said, would be breaking the 100-point mark and immortalizing herself in the record book of Syracuse’s young program.“Abby will do it, there’s no doubt she’ll probably leave there the leading scorer in Syracuse history,” MacDonald said. “I have no doubt in my mind she’s gonna get better and better every year.” Comments Tied at two against Robert Morris, Syracuse’s penalty ended, and a four-on-four turned into a power play. Lindsay Eastwood gathered the puck at center ice and Abby Moloughney joined her on the attack. Eastwood entered the zone and backhanded a pass to her winger. At the top of the slot Moloughney picked the puck up, stared down the goalie and rifled a shot into Colonials’ net. The goal stood as the game winner — Moloughney’s second of the game and 50th career point.Last year, Moloughney led all SU freshmen in points and goals and finished second on the team with 22 points. As one of the fastest players on the ice, Moloughney’s speed helps her stay out of the box, lead SU’s breakout and maintain control of the puck. It has allowed her to lead the team in points in 2019-20 and has put her on pace for 100 career points. Only Melissa Piacentini and Stephanie Grossi have ever crossed the 100-point plateau in Syracuse school history. But Moloughney’s parents, teammates and coaches all believe she can be the third.“She’s fast, she’s so fast I can’t keep up to her,” SU senior Savannah Rennie said.  “It’s easy to play with her.”Moloughney’s speed developed through long nights on the family’s outdoor rink in Ottawa, beating her brothers to pucks, her father Mike said. During her youth, Moloughney played pickup games on the backyard rink with Mike, brothers Ronan and Brennan and her mother Kristen. They’d have many different lineup combinations, but Mike and Moloughney were usually on different teams. Moloughney’s team usually won, Kristen said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoshan Fernandez | Asst. Digital EditorBeyond hockey season, Moloughney grew up a sprinter and soccer player. When Moloughney was six she began her career as a runner, and by the time she was in high school Moloughney, who ran the 100- and 200-meter races, beat her competitors at every meet, she said. But after a hamstring injury forced her out of running for a year and set her back from the competition, Moloughney “transferred all her energy into hockey.”Moloughney’s speed carried her to play for the Nepean Jr. Wildcats. She thought she couldn’t make it and almost didn’t try out, former Nepean coach Bruce MacDonald said.  Moloughney made the team as a 15-year-old, playing against players three years older than her. When Moloughney started her second season she was the fastest player. By her third season, an alternate captain.While penalties have plagued the Orange all season, Moloughney’s foot speed has allowed her to match opponents stride-for-stride and avoid stick infractions — keeping her out of the penalty box. She was called for slashing in the first game of the season against Clarkson, her only penalty of the regular season. While hooking, tripping, high-sticking and slashing penalties often occur when a player is lagging behind their opponent, Moloughney is often ahead of them. Relation to SU Current StudentEmployee of SUAlumniParent of Current/Former StudentLocal CNY ResidentOtherlast_img read more

CAF, UEFA to sign MOU of Mutual Co-operation

first_imgThe Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) are set to grow closer with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:30 am (local time) at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.CAF President, Issa Hayatou and UEFA President, Michel Platini, will sign the MoU of mutual co-operation on development of football in Africa and Europe between the two confederations. The two Presidents will be assisted by Hicham El Amrani, Secretary General of CAF and Gianni Infantino, General Secretary of the UEFA. Also in attedance will be members of the CAF Executive Committee.The MoU which will be valid till July 31, 2015 and open to renewal is meant to strengthen cooperation between the two confederations and provide a framework for exchange and dialogue. This will be achieved through the sharing of information, experience and conducting joint technical development programs relating in various fields such as: Coaching, Refereeing, Youth football, Women’s football, Organization of competitions, Administration, Marketing, Media and Social Responsibilities.There will be a press conference to be addressed by the Presidents of CAF and UEFA after signing the MoU at 11h00 (local time).last_img read more

Mike Trout blasts 39th homer as Angels open final weekend with victory

first_imgPreviousThe Angels’ Shohei Ohtani steals third as Oakland third baseman Matt Chapman takes a late throw from home during the second inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Angels’ Mike Trout greets teammate Shohei Ohtani with a celebratory slap on the hand after Ohtani scored during the second inning of Friday’s game against the A’s. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Taylor Ward #3 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a two-run homerun during the second inning of the MLB game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Taylor Ward, right, hits a two-run home run while Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy watches during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Taylor Ward, right, heads to first as he hits a two-run home run while Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy, center, and home plate umpire Doug Eddings watch during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Lou Trivino throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, smiles at first base umpire Joe West after hitting a single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, hits a single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels reliever Taylor Cole throws watches a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a two-run home run during the third inning of the MLB game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim congratulates teammate Mike Trout #27 at home plate after Trout hit a two-run homerun as catcher Jonathan Lucroy #21 of the Oakland Athletics looks on during the third inning of the MLB game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a sacrifice fly to left field during the fifth inning of the MLB game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a sacrifice fly to left field during the fifth inning of the MLB game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Pitcher Taylor Cole #67 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the sixth inning of the MLB game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Kaleb Cowart #22 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gets the tag down on Ramon Laureano #22 of the Oakland Athletics trying to steal second base for the out during the fifth inning of the MLB game at Angel Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels catcher Taylor Ward, left, attempts to throw out Oakland Athletics’ Ramon Laureano as Stephen Piscotty, right, heads to third during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. Laureano was safe at first and Ward was charged with a fielding error on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Hansel Robles throws during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa, of Japan, throws during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Pitcher Hansel Robles #57 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after striking out the last batter for the last out in the ninth inning to win the game 8-5 against the Oakland Athletics in the MLB game at Angel Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani steals third as Oakland third baseman Matt Chapman takes a late throw from home during the second inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 20The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani steals third as Oakland third baseman Matt Chapman takes a late throw from home during the second inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM — While the Angels’ final weekend of games have little bearing on the present, they opened the series with all sorts of storylines relating to the past and the future.The Angels’ 8-5 victory over the Oakland A’s on Friday night included big offensive contributions from rookies Shohei Ohtani and Taylor Ward, the scoreless pitching of rookies Jaime Barría and Taylor Cole, and a closing flourish from Hansel Robles.It all came against a backdrop of what is likely to be the final weekend for Mike Scioscia after 19 years managing the team.On Saturday, the Angels will honor Scioscia with a bobblehead, and on Friday the ballpark concourse included at least one ad for the promotion that included a list of the manager’s accomplishments. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Trout singled and hit a two-run homer, his 39th of the season. Trout, however, might only be cementing his place as the MVP runner-up – for the fourth time. Mookie Betts is having a season that, by most measures, is equal to Trout’s, but he’s doing so on a 107-win team going to the playoffs.The Angels, meanwhile, are going nowhere, but at least feeling good about a four-game winning streak in the final week and the performances of a few players who could be part of the solution in 2019.Barría, a 22-year-old who began last season at Class-A Inland Empire, has risen quickly to become a reliable member of the rotation. In his 26th start of the season, Barría did not allow a hit or a run. He was knocked out after 4-2/3 innings because he walked six, though.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone The Angels got the lead with three runs in the second, including two on a homer by Ward, his fifth of the season and second in as many games.Ward had a rough defensive game. Still learning third base after being a catcher until this year, Ward made an error and had an infield single deflect off his glove in the A’s five-run eighth inning.Although the lead was sliced to three, Robles finished it off with a dominant ninth, striking out three of the four batters he faced. He also hit 100 mph for the first time with the Angels, and he was consistently at 99 mph. He had been throwing mostly around 97 mph.Robles, who has a 2.97 ERA in 37 games since the Angels claimed him on waivers, said the adrenaline of the ninth inning helped boost his velocity.“All my life,” he said through an interpreter, “I’ve wanted to be a closer.” Barría finished his season with a 3.41 ERA in 129-1/3 innings.“For his first crack at the major leagues, Jaime did terrific,” Scioscia said. “Tonight, he uncharacteristically totally lost his release point. That’s not the way Jaime can pitch.”His shot to pitch part of a combined no-hitter ended when Cole gave up a single to Jed Lowrie leading off the sixth. Around that, Cole pitched 2-1/3 innings, striking out five of the eight batters he faced. Signed as a minor league free agent right before spring training, Cole has a 2.75 ERA in 36 innings.Related Articlescenter_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone In between all that, the most significant developments relating to 2018 came from Mike Trout and Ohtani, who are making their final statements in the bid for individual awards.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Ohtani, who had two singles, a double and a sacrifice fly, seems like a good bet to win the AL Rookie of the Year award.“For my money, he’s hands down Rookie of the Year,” Scioscia said. “I don’t know if anyone’s come into this league in a long time and done what he’s done. His pitching season was cut short but when he was out there, he was dominant. At the plate, you see the talent. He’s having a terrific season.”Ohtani also stole his 10th base of the year. As you’d expect, Ohtani is also the first player in major league history to steal 10 bases, hit 10 homers and start 10 games as a pitcher in the same season. The only other Angels rookies to combine the 10 steals and 20 homers – Ohtani has 22 – were Devon White (1987) and Trout (2012).Trout was the unanimous Rookie of the Year then, and now he’s trying to win his third MVP award. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Anthony Davis speculation ‘weighing heavily’ on some Lakers’ young players

first_img LeBron James injury update: Lakers star (groin) reportedly ruled out vs. Clippers The Lakers’ offer to the Pelicans for the 25-year-old star “has to start” with guard Lonzo Ball, forward Kyle Kuzma, center Ivica Zubac and a future first-round draft pick, according to an earlier report from The Los Angeles Times. Davis will not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded, agent Rich Paul told ESPN. The Lakers have reportedly “been determined” to acquire him.Los Angeles coach Luke Walton did not address the rumors with the team before its loss to the 76ers on Tuesday, according to ESPN. But, he did speak to individual players about them. Related News Davis has missed the Pelicans’ last five games with a finger injury. He’s averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds this season. The loss to Philadelphia dropped the Lakers to 26-25 this season. They’ll face the Clippers on Thursday.center_img Anthony Davis trade rumor roundup: Pelicans taking calls, just not from Lakers; Lonzo Ball looks East Trade rumors may be affecting some on the Lakers’ roster.The speculation surrounding Los Angeles potentially dealing for Pelicans star Anthony Davis has been “weighing heavily” on several of the team’s young players, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. last_img read more