AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOn October 24th, Michael Cali Moore, a National Guardsman, sent “Dan,” the anonymous founder of the Facebook page “Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said” a message concerning his Battle Buddy, a Guardsman in another platoon:“I don’t know where else to turn. I’m 100% certain that my friends is planning on killing himself tonight and I cannot get a hold of him or anyone that can get to him. Can you help me?” he wrote, adding details of his friend’s personal and financial woes.The answer turned out to be yes.(READ the full story from Yahoo News)Thanks to Julia Frerichs, LMT for submitting the story!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Sunday the Browns will welcome to First Energy Stadium a team that a lot of publications picked to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, but currently sit on the outside looking in at a chance to even play in the postseason.That team of course is the Pittsburgh Steelers, who less than a month ago were sitting at 4-1 and looking like one of the teams to beat in the AFC.Five weeks later they’ve lost four in a row, and sit at 4-5, a team in disarray after their defense couldn’t stop the Dallas Cowboys in the final 42 seconds in a deflating 35-30 loss at home Sunday.Now they take on a Browns team that will have a lot of rest having played on Thursday, and could look at this game with their biggest rivals as their best shot at a victory in 2016.Sure the Steelers will look at the game Sunday against the Browns as a great chance to get their season back on track, but the Browns can also look at it as a chance to give their rivals a loss that could completely deflate their season as they would fall to 4-6.Breaking News from our friends at BetPhoenix.Who is the favorite to win Super Bowl 51? New England? Seattle? Who is the smart pick? Dallas or Oakland? Is there a longshot team that could upset the chalk for the Lombardi Trophy? Maybe the New York Giants or Browns are the underdog pick? Read more…The Browns have done a good job at home in setting the tempo, scoring the first 20 points in their home opener against the Ravens before suffering a loss, they hung early with the Pats before Tom Brady got their offense in motion, and had the Jets on the ropes with a lead in their game back on October 30th.Yes the second half has been a totally different story, as teams make their adjustments and this season have walloped the Browns in the second half, but if they can build a lead against the Steelers, they just might be able to have them on the ropes in Sunday’s affair.The Steelers have made a ton of mistakes in their four-game losing streak, and Sunday they were unable to stop the run against the Cowboys, which just might be able to play into the Browns hands in this AFC showdown.Make no mistake, this Steelers team can be had. They play down to teams on the road (crushed in Philly, beat bad in Miami, and were down 21-0 to the Ravens before rallying to still lose 21-14), and that could give the Browns a big edge Sunday.No doubt beating the Steelers with the talent they have on offense won’t be easy, but harassing Ben Roethlisberger and finding a way to hold running back Le’Veon Bell in check will be two huge keys to getting a win on Sunday.It could be the perfect storm – one that finally could get the Browns in the win column Sunday against their most hated foe. Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsBrownsNFLSteelers
NAGOYA – Hong Kong Sprint and Sprinters Stakes champion Lord Kanaloa won the Takamatsunomiya Kinen in dominant fashion Sunday, becoming the first Japanese horse to capture three Grade 1 sprint titles.The 5-year-old Lord Kanaloa went off as the overwhelming favorite in a field of 17 at Chukyo Racecourse, where he shattered the course record to win in 1 minute, 8.1 seconds over the 1,200 meters on firm going. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Second choice favorite Dream Valentino came in second a length and a quarter behind. Pacesetter and long-shot Hakusan Moon was third.The Takayuki Yasuda-trained Lord Kanaloa now has an impressive 10 wins in 15 starts, never having finished under third in his career.“I’m convinced he’s No. 1 in the world, not just in Japan,” jockey Yasunari Iwata said of his mount, who also became the first Japanese horse to win the Hong Kong Sprint in December.“We’re in a position where we’re not allowed to lose anymore. I’m just trying to savor each and every race I have with him,” he said. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
North Ruimveldt Multilateral sealed their berth in the final of the boy’s division after they defeated St. John’s College 1-0, when the ExxonMobil U14 football tournament continued Saturday. Shaquan Favorite separated the teams at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue with a 23rd minute conversion. They will now opppose the winner of the Chase Academy and Buxton Youth Developers clash, on Tuesday at the same location. In another fixture, Vergenoegen downed Dolphin Secondary 4-2 on penalty kicks, after normal time’s 1-1 draw in their 5-8 playoffs. In the girls division, Dolphin crushed Vergenoegen 4-1. Omelisha Gomes recorded a double in the 12th and 49th minute, while Naomi Williams and Rose Fidue scored in the 39th and 47th minute respectively.For the losing team, Tia Lamaison scored in the 45th minute. Also, Dolphin Secondary defeated New Campbellville 4-3 on penalty kicks, after normal time 0-0 while Uitvlugt gained a walkover from Tucville.