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Monday, January 21, 2019 Almanac

DAILY ALMANAC WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF www.almanac.com

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,1964 photo By Nobel Foundation http nobelprize.org, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S BIRTHDAY (OBSERVED)

Since 1986, the third Monday in January has been a federal holiday in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and civil rights leader dedicated to nonviolence. This is a day to honor King’s principles, perhaps best exemplified by his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’”

 

 

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Reds continue to revamp starting pitching rotation with acquisition of Sonny Gray from the Yankees

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Sonny Gray throwing plateward 2017 photo By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA , CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

sign All-Star pitcher to 3-year contract extension through 2022

 

On Monday, Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams announced the acquisitions of RHP Sonny Gray and LHP Reiver Sanmartin (pronounced REEVER san-mar-TEEN) from the New York Yankees in exchange for IF Shed Long and the Reds’ 2019 Competitive Balance A draft pick.

Williams also announced that Gray, who would have been eligible for free agency following the 2019 season, has agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension through the 2022 season, with a club option for 2023.

Gray, 29, will be reunited with new Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson, who worked on the Vanderbilt University coaching staff when Gray pitched there from 2009-2011. Gray finished his career ranked second all-time at the school in wins (27) and fourth in team history in strikeouts (317). In 2011, he helped lead the Commodores to their first NCAA College World Series berth after finishing 12-4 with a 2.43 ERA.

In 2015, when he went 14-7 with a 2.73 ERA in 31 starts for the Oakland Athletics, Gray was an American League All-Star and finished third in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Cy Young Award voting. He did not pitch in the AL’s 6-3 win in the All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park.

A first-round draft pick of the Athletics in the June 2011 first-year player draft (18th overall), Gray is 59-52 with a 3.66 ERA in 146 career starts and 9 relief appearances and won at least 10 games in 4 of his 5 full Major League seasons. Last season he ranked third on the Yankees’ staff with 11 wins, and he has posted a sterling 2.95 ERA in 4 career Postseason appearances, all starts (21.1ip, 14h, 12bb, 18k, 2hr).

Sanmartin, 22, in July 2015 was signed by the Texas Rangers as a non-drafted free agent. In his minor league career, he is 19-11 with a 2.68 ERA in 33 starts and 12 relief appearances with 177 strikeouts and just 28 walks in 205.0 innings pitched.

Long, 23, was selected by the Reds in the 12th round of the June 2013 first-year player draft. In his 6 minor league seasons he hit .272 in 457 games. In 2018, his first full season above Class A, he hit .261 in 126 appearances at Pensacola in the Southern League.

Read more: Cincinnati Reds

 

 

Daily Almanac for Sunday, January 20, 2019: Full moon starts 20th & 21st

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Howling Wolf in snow for Full moon of January (courtesy Old Farmer's Almanac)

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NFL announces 103 players granted special eligibility for upcoming 2019 Draft

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103 PLAYERS GRANTED SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR 2019 NFL DRAFT

32 additional players who have graduated also eligible for selection

 

The National Football League announced today the names of 103 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2019 NFL Draft and 32 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 25-27 draft in Nashville, Tennessee.

The following 32 players have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that they have fulfilled their degree requirements.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

  Player Pos College
1 Rodney Anderson RB Oklahoma
2 Alex Barnes RB Kansas State
3 Ryan Bates T Penn State
4 Venzell Boulware G Miami
5 Hakeem Butler WR Iowa State
6 Xavier Crawford DB Central Michigan
7 Jamel Dean DB Auburn
8 Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
9 Cody Ford T Oklahoma
10 Youhanna Ghaifan DT Wyoming
11 Joe Giles-Harris LB Duke
12 Penny Hart WR Georgia State
13 Tyree Jackson QB Buffalo
14 Daniel Jones QB Duke
15 Dre’Mont Jones DT Ohio State
16 Dawson Knox TE Mississippi
17 David Long LB West Virginia
18 Erik McCoy C Texas A&M
19 Jakobi Meyers WR North Carolina State
20 Anthony Nelson DE Iowa
21 Tony Pollard RB Memphis
22 Anthony Ratliff-Williams WR North Carolina
23 Dax Raymond TE Utah State
24 Quart’e Sapp LB Tennessee
25 Cortrelle Simpson WR Richmond
26 Sutton Smith DE Northern Illinois
27 Jarrett Stidham QB Auburn
28 William Sweet T North Carolina
29 Josiah Tauaefa LB Texas-San Antonio
30 Deionte Thompson DB Alabama
31 Jonah Williams T Alabama
32 Caleb Wilson TE UCLA

Each of the 103 players listed below have met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and have renounced their college football eligibility by submitting written notification to the league office on or before the January 14 deadline.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

The players granted special eligibility for the 2019 NFL Draft:

  Player Pos College
1 Ed Alexander NT Louisiana State
2 Jeff Allison LB Fresno State
3 JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR Stanford
4 Mike Bell DB Fresno State
5 Amani Bledsoe DE Oklahoma
6 Nick Bosa DE Ohio State
7 Miles Boykin WR Notre Dame
8 A.J. Brown WR Mississippi
9 Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma
10 Sean Bunting DB Central Michigan
11 Brian Burns DE Florida State
12 Devin Bush LB Michigan
13 Hamp Cheevers DB Boston College
14 Damarea Crockett RB Missouri
15 Maxx Crosby DE Eastern Michigan
16 Tyrel Dodson LB Texas A&M
17 Greg Dortch WR Wake Forest
18 Clifton Duck DB Appalachian State
19 Jovon Durante WR Florida Atlantic
20 David Edwards T Wisconsin
21 Bobby Evans T Oklahoma
22 Datryan Evans TE Friends
23 Noah Fant TE Iowa
24 Jazz Ferguson WR Northwestern State, La.
25 Malik Gant DB Marshall
26 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson DB Florida
27 Rashan Gary DE Michigan
28 Zach Gentry TE Michigan
29 Kevin Givens DT Penn State
30 Jalen Guyton WR North Texas
31 Mecole Hardman WR Georgia
32 Kelvin Harmon WR North Carolina State
33 N’Keal Harry WR Arizona State
34 Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State
35 Darrell Henderson RB Memphis
36 Nate Herbig G Stanford
37 Justice Hill RB Oklahoma State
38 Trysten Hill DT Central Florida
39 T.J. Hockenson TE Iowa
40 Joshuwa Holloman RB Eastern Michigan
41 Elijah Holyfield RB Georgia
42 Travis Homer RB Miami
43 Amani Hooker DB Iowa
44 Lil’Jordan Humphrey WR Texas
45 Joe Jackson DE Miami
46 Josh Jacobs RB Alabama
47 Andre James T UCLA
48 Darryl Johnson DE North Carolina A&T
49 Diontae Johnson WR Toledo
50 Tyron Johnson WR Oklahoma State
51 Michael Jordan G Ohio State
52 Vosean Joseph LB Florida
53 Tre Lamar LB Clemson
54 Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson
55 Justin Layne DB Michigan State
56 Greg Little T Mississippi
57 David Long DB Michigan
58 Julian Love DB Notre Dame
59 Alize Mack TE Notre Dame
60 Alexander Mattison RB Boise State
61 Connor McGovern G Penn State
62 D.K. Metcalf WR Mississippi
63 Shareef Miller DE Penn State
64 Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon
65 David Montgomery RB Iowa State
66 Trayvon Mullen DB Clemson
67 Byron Murphy DB Washington
68 Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma
69 Isaac Nauta TE Georgia
70 Chidi Okeke T Tennessee State
71 Ed Oliver DT Houston
72 Jachai Polite DE Florida
73 Ryan Pulley DB Arkansas
74 Taylor Rapp DB Washington
75 Riley Ridley WR Georgia
76 Tyler Roemer T San Diego State
77 Miles Sanders RB Penn State
78 Jordan Scarlett RB Florida
79 Kendall Sheffield DB Ohio State
80 Jeffery Simmons DT Mississippi State
81 Devin Singletary RB Florida Atlantic
82 Darius Slayton WR Auburn
83 Irv Smith TE Alabama
84 Kaden Smith TE Stanford
85 Saivion Smith DB Alabama
86 Benny Snell RB Kentucky
87 Dredrick Snelson WR Central Florida
88 Jace Sternberger TE Texas A&M
89 Jawaan Taylor T Florida
90 Darwin Thompson RB Utah State
91 John Ursua WR Hawaii
92 Kahale Warring TE San Diego State
93 Mike Weber RB Ohio State
94 Antoine Wesley WR Texas Tech
95 Devin White LB Louisiana State
96 Kerrith Whyte RB Florida Atlantic
97 Greedy Williams DB Louisiana State
98 James Williams RB Washington State
99 Joejuan Williams DB Vanderbilt
100 Preston Williams WR Colorado State
101 Quinnen Williams NT Alabama
102 Trayveon Williams RB Texas A&M
103 Mack Wilson LB Alabama

The following players inquired about their draft status and are eligible for selection without the need for special eligibility:​

  Player Pos College
1 Sean Adesanya DE Central Michigan
2 Blessuan Austin DB Rutgers
3 Jordan Brailford DE Oklahoma State
4 Keenen Brown TE Texas State
5 Byron Cowart DE Maryland
6 D’Andre Ferby RB Western Kentucky
7 P.J. Johnson DT Arizona
8 Daniel LaCamera K Texas A&M
9 L.J. Scott RB Michigan State

The number of players granted special eligibility for the NFL Draft the past 10 years:

Year Players Granted Special Eligibility Year Players Granted Special Eligibility
2019 103   2014 98
2018 106   2013 73
2017 95   2012 65
2016 96   2011 56
2015 74   2010 53


 

NFL, USA Football announces news of Flag Football Championships

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MORE THAN 70 YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL TEAMS ACROSS 24 STATES TO COMPETE FOR NFL FLAG CHAMPIONSHIPS AT PRO BOWL IN ORLANDO​

 

More than 70 youth NFL FLAG football teams from 24 states will compete throughout Jan. 25-26 in Orlando, Florida, at the NFL FLAG National Championships at Pro Bowl powered by USA Football.

Teams across four divisions (9-10 Coed, 11-12 Coed, 13-14 Girls and 13-14 Boys) will participate in the annual culmination of the country’s premier youth flag football program. Teams qualified for the Championships by winning regional tournaments hosted by USA Football and twelve (12) NFL team markets. NFL FLAG Regional Tournaments in 2018 were hosted by the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In addition to qualifying at regional tournaments, an additional 21 teams in the Boys 13-14 division were nominated by NFL teams to compete in Orlando. All games will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (700 S. Victory Way, Kissimmee, Fla. 34747).

Championship games for the 9 -10 Coed, 11-12 Coed and 13-14 Girls divisions will be played Saturday, Jan. 26 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports ​Complex and streamed live on ESPN3. NFL Pro Bowl players, Legends, and special guests will serve as guest coaches encouraging teams and engaging with fans. The 13-14 Boys championship game will be played Sunday, Jan. 27 at Camping World Stadium during pregame. Kickoff is 1:15 p.m. ET and can be viewed on ESPN/ABC properties.

More than 450,000 boys and girls age 5-17 played NFL FLAG powered by USA Football in 2018. NFL FLAG is a fun and dynamic non-contact football experience for kids to enjoy the sport’s fun and fitness while developing skills in an exciting team-centered atmosphere. Indianapolis-based USA Football is the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

NFL FLAG players and coaches will not only compete for national titles, but will attend Play Football Opening Night, have an opportunity to view the Play Football Celebrity Flag Game and participate in Youth Football & Community Day. They also will attend the NFL’s Pro Bowl, which will be played Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. ET, telecast by ESPN.

Each of the National Championship teams participating in NFL FLAG Championships at Pro Bowl will wear jerseys of their hometown NFL teams.

Participating teams at the 2019 NFL FLAG Nationals powered by USA Football:

9-10 Coed

Hometown NFL Team (Jersey) Team Name Hometown
Arizona Cardinals Playmakers Elite Cardinals Gilbert, Arizona
Cleveland Browns YYFFA Browns Youngstown, Ohio
Detroit Lions Huron Valley Lions Highland, Michigan
Houston Texans Phantom Texans Spring, Texas
Los Angeles Chargers Play Sports Hawaii Chargers Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Los Angeles Rams High Intensity Rams San Diego, California
Miami Dolphins Red Zone Dolphins Miami, Florida
Miami Dolphins Ryan Football Dolphins Miami, Florida
New Orleans Saints Manzella Saints Kenner, Louisiana
Oakland Raiders Apex Raiders Henderson, Nevada
Washington Redskins Renegade Redskins Ashburn, Virginia
Washington Redskins VXS Redskins Purcellville, Virginia

11-12 Coed​

Hometown NFL Team (Jersey) Team Name Hometown
Arizona Cardinals AZ Elite Cardinals Chandler, Arizona
Arizona Cardinals Tucson Turf Cardinals Tucson, Arizona
Buffalo Bills East Area Rogue Bills Fayetteville, New York
Dallas Cowboys Metro Cowboys Dallas, Texas
Detroit Lions Flight Zone Lions Plymouth, Michigan
Los Angeles Rams High Intensity Rams San Diego, California
Miami Dolphins Red Zone Dolphins Miami, Florida
Miami Dolphins Ryan Football Dolphins Miami, Florida
New England Patriots NSFFL Elite Patriots Wellesley, Massachusetts
New Orleans Saints Duhe Saints Kenner, Louisiana
Oakland Raiders Apex Raiders Henderson, Nevada
Washington Redskins AFFL Redskins Annandale, Virginia

13-14 Girls

Hometown NFL Team (Jersey) Team Name Hometown
Arizona Cardinals AZ Red Zone Cardinals Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Cardinals Tucson Turf Cardinals Tucson, Arizona
Cleveland Browns YYFFA Browns Youngstown, Ohio
Houston Texans Texas Fury Texans Austin, Texas
Miami Dolphins Ryan Football Dolphins Miami, Florida
New England Patriots NSFFL Elite Patriots Beverly, Massachusetts
New Orleans Saints Manzella Saints Kenner, Louisiana
Oakland Raiders 200% Raiders Henderson, Nevada
Oakland Raiders EBFF Raiders Oakland, California
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Make it Count Buccaneers Tampa, Florida
Washington Redskins Bandit Redskins Arlington, Virginia
Washington Redskins Fusion Redskins Arlington, Virginia

13-14 Boys

Hometown NFL Team (Jersey) Team Name Hometown
Arizona Cardinals HCA Az Dolphins Peoria, Arizona​
Arizona Cardinals Tucson Turf Cardinals Tucson, Arizona
Atlanta Falcons Westside Falcons Gainesville, Georgia
Baltimore Ravens Frederick Co. Ravens Frederick, Maryland
Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills Buffalo, New York
Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Chicago Bears Junior Bear Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati Bengals Route Runner Bengals Dayton, Ohio
Cleveland Browns YYFFA Browns Youngstown, Ohio
Dallas Cowboys Mercy Street Cowboys Dallas, Texas
Denver Broncos We Sport U Broncos Longmont, Colorado
Detroit Lions Flight Zone Lions Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Green Bay Packers Ripon Packers Ripon, Wisconsin
Houston Texans TFL Texans Spring, Texas
Indianapolis Colts Showtime Colts Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Jacksonville Jaguars Duval Dynasty Jaguars Jacksonville, Florida
Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City YMCA Chiefs Kansas City, Missouri
Los Angeles Chargers LA Chargers Irvine, California
Los Angeles Rams High Intensity Rams San Diego, California
Miami Dolphins Red Zone Dolphins Miami, Florida
Miami Dolphins Ryan Football Dolphins Miami, Florida
Minnesota Vikings Westside Vikings Gainesville, Georgia
New England Patriots North Shore Patriots Beverly, Massachusetts
New England Patriots NSFFL Elite Patriots Beverly, Massachusetts
New Orleans Saints Manzella Saints Kenner, Louisiana
New York Giants HEWBYL Giants Robbinsville, New Jersey
New York Jets West Bronx Jets West Bronx, New York
Oakland Raiders 200% Raiders Henderson, Nevada
Philadelphia Eagles Land of Opportunity Eagles Camden, New Jersey
Pittsburgh Steelers PFF Steelers Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
San Francisco 49ers Peninsula 49ers San Francisco, California
Seattle Seahawks Pick6 Seahawks Renton, Washington
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Make it Count Buccaneers Tampa, Florida
Tennessee Titans Nashville Titans Nashville, Tennessee
Washington Redskins VXS Redskins Purcellville, Virginia

For more information about NFL FLAG powered by USA Football, visit: www.nflflag.com.

About USA Football: USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport’s national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.​​

About Play Football: Play Football is a year-round initiative celebrating youth and high school football. Play Football works to shape the football experience, advocate for safety, promote football values and connect football communities. For more information, featured football stories, best practices and resources aimed to create a positive playing experience, please visit PlayFootball.com or follow @NFLPlayFootball. Join the conversation on social media using #LetsPlayFootball.

 

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