A number of high-profile athletes have said to vote no, which you’ll see below. But there’s a mostly silent group of smaller players who may end up voting yes. Former NFL player and current analyst Geoff Schwartz says he believes the proposed CBA will pass.Below, you’ll find public player votes, with a few explaining why they decided to vote the way they did.Voting for players will be open for a full week. This means voting ends on Thursday, March 12 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Although some players, such as the ones below, have opted to make their votes known, the NFLPA will ensure that every vote is private.NFL CBA vote: What players are sayingEric ReidRyan FitzpatrickJoe MixonDouglas MiddletonJohnny HekkerZach BannerTyler LockettCorey PetersKenyan DrakeAnthony Barr🙅🏾♂️ https://t.co/0vNY0jHWeF— Anthony Barr (@AnthonyBarr) March 5, 2020Cameron JordanEarl MitchellAll this CBA talk, I wish with an additional game there would be an additional bye week. This game is extremely damaging to our bodies and could use the extra recovery since there potentially shortening our careers anyway.— 🤘🏾Texas Made 🤘🏾 (@EarlMitchell90) March 5, 2020Kenny VaccaroCasey HaywardThey want us to vote yes to smoke lol. We going to miss out on billions when the new TV deal comes and still have to play more games. Oh aight https://t.co/UbIsJd0DzS— Casey Hayward (@show_case29) March 5, 2020Eric EbronChris BakerSam AchoChase DanielKenny StillsCheck your email and VOTE NO https://t.co/IymNRG0Q5Q— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) March 5, 2020Maurkice PounceyYes I am aware and that’s why I will always vote no!! Please send this to the players that voted yes! https://t.co/QxhXoBXHU4— Maurkice Pouncey (@MaurkicePouncey) March 5, 2020Todd GurleyVOTE NO‼️ https://t.co/oh8btbsvrJ— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) March 5, 2020Aaron DonaldVote HELL NO— AD_99 (@AaronDonald97) March 5, 2020Stefon DiggsVOTE NO !!!!! https://t.co/fWRxjER452— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) March 5, 2020Jake McQuaideI’m a Yes. https://t.co/sMyezNtCUh— Jake McQuaide (@JakeMcQuaide) March 5, 2020Chris HarrisGotta Vote No on that CBA— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) March 5, 2020Derek WolfeThat’s an absolute NO from me on the new CBA. Shit deal.— Derek Wolfe (@Derek_Wolfe95) March 5, 2020Akeem SpenceVote no!!!— Akeem spence (@AkeemSpence) March 5, 2020Kayvon WebsterOnly right to vote no https://t.co/Q6QFnuYRAN— kwebb (@kayvonwebster) March 5, 2020Damon “Snacks” HarrisonFor all y’all “I voted yes” MFs smh https://t.co/e84fPteBvX— Damon Harrison Sr. (@snacks) March 5, 2020Lane Taylorhttps://t.co/551hCwnay4 pic.twitter.com/p4vZqV3QY3— Lane Taylor (@lanetaylor65) March 5, 2020Devon KennardMy vote was YES. pic.twitter.com/Z9kgkLhBdI— DK (@DevonKennard) February 27, 2020Russell WilsonThe @NBA & @MLB are doing it right.Players come first.ALL @NFL players deserve the same.WE should not rush the next 10 YEARS for Today’s satisfaction.I VOTE NO.— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 26, 2020Aaron RodgersMy thoughts. # pic.twitter.com/VOmCSNiI4f— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 26, 2020Richard ShermanHealth and Wellness of our men is always the most important aspect. There is no price you can put on that and that is why I Voted No. I respect the Men that have been part of this discussion and stood up for their locker rooms. https://t.co/mL0Yj3E6d9— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 26, 2020J.J. WattHard no on that proposed CBA.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 21, 2020Alshon Jeffery🗣 https://t.co/0cWPP0pYMO— Alshon Jeffery (@TheWorldof_AJ) February 26, 2020Allen RobinsonRip it up! https://t.co/4bp5Aml88a— Allen Robinson II (@AllenRobinson) February 20, 2020Michael ThomasYEAH AIGHT 😂 https://t.co/ddV4AkbAAz— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) February 20, 2020George IlokaAny deal that’s short of a 50/50 split and lifetime health insurance for players is a win for the owners. Especially when they asking for 17 games.— George Iloka (@George_iloka) February 21, 2020Rich OhrnbergerNFL promotes ‘player safety’ …but players should risk brain & body for a max of $250K for a 17th game?Ok… sure… owners should only make $250K as well, the rest of the profits should go toward lifetime health care for the players and the of funding post career benefits.— Rich Ohrnberger (@ohrnberger) February 21, 2020Demario DavisSay it again for the people in the back!!! 🗣🗣🗣 https://t.co/e7cCTtU5wC— Demario Davis #56 (@demario__davis) February 21, 2020Quandre Diggs50/50 https://t.co/41Dsn2UvYp— Nino (@qdiggs6) February 20, 2020 The NFLPA announced Thursday it sent out ballots to every NFL player who was a dues paying member in the 2019 season to case their vote on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).(If you’re interested, the full 456-page CBA can be read online here.) The proposed CBA has been made public for a while now, and we’ve already seen a few big names step up and say something. Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and J.J. Watt were among many who said the players should vote no on the deal. But with the vote now officially in motion, we’ll try and keep track of what NFL players are saying about the deal.
MORE: NASCAR gives updates on medical team’s response to Newman’s crashOn Feb. 17, Newman was a few hundred yards away from winning his second career Daytona 500 when a helpful push from second-place Ryan Blaney went wrong, sending Newman’s No. 6 Ford Mustang into the outside wall and flipping into the air. While tumbling, he was nailed on the driver’s side door by Corey LaJoie’s car traveling at full speed. Newman’s car slid and eventually stopped upside down on the driver’s side. He was unresponsive.Newman, 42, said Wednesday he was knocked out during the crash, hence his unresponsiveness in the immediate aftermath, but he did not specify when exactly he lost consciousness. Once the NASCAR safety crew was able to cut him out of the car, he was transported to nearby Halifax Medical Center and treated for what he later described as a head injury. He avoided internal organ damage and broken bones.”Basically like a bruised brain,” Newman explained Wednesday. “Like it just takes time for it to heal. I was knocked out. There was a point where I don’t remember a part of the race.”I just feel so lucky, on so many levels, I feel so lucky. Like, you look at the crash and think that’s spectacular in a bad way. But you look at the car afterwards, you think about all the things that happened right for me to be sitting here.”Part of what went right for Newman, he said, was the way LaJoie’s car hit his. Almost a month after his terrifying crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500, Ryan Newman on Wednesday sat down for his first extensive interview to discuss the incident that has kept him out of the last three NASCAR Cup Series races. And Newman did it, he noted, without a headache.”Which is amazing,” Newman allowed on the “Today” show. “Just a miracle on so many levels.” “I got hit from behind by a car going 190 miles an hour, and (the initial crash) pushed me back, but then (LaJoie) pushed me forward … like his car actually hit my seat. Lots of things that happened that aligned.”“Just a miracle on so many levels.” It’s been less than a month since NASCAR driver @RyanJNewman survived a frightening wreck on the final lap of the Daytona 500.Ryan joined us for his first interview since that crash. pic.twitter.com/GBxsCJqGlF— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 11, 2020Newman said he does not know when he will race again, but he would like to get back into the car “as soon as (he) possibly can.” According to Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass, Roush Fenway Racing, Newman’s team, “has said the expectation is to have him back in the car at a time when he could conceivably compete for the championship — which would mean win a race and be top-30 in points.”Ross Chastain has been driving the No. 6 Ford in the Cup Series while Newman recovers. He has finished 27th, 17th and 23rd at Las Vegas, Auto Club and Phoenix, respectively.
MORE: Memorable photos of Gordie Howe | Best Red Wings ever Gordie Howe was the embodiment of all things hockey — a graceful, skilled scorer and a mean-as-hell bruiser. So it’s only fitting that he has a statistical achievement that requires several different aspects of the game named after him.A Gordie Howe hat trick is when a player scores a goal, records an assist and gets into a fight in the same game. It’s thought to be old-time hockey, like Howe played. Howe actually only achieved it twice during his career, and the name wasn’t coined until well after he retired in 1980 at age 52. A traditional hat trick is when a player scores three goals in a game. Howe was known as much for his ability as his sheer physical strength. Just check out this photo. Despite his size, Howe only got into 22 fights in his career across nearly 2,500 games, and his two Gordie Howe hat tricks came in the same season — October of 1953 and March of 1954, both against the Maple Leafs. Here’s a breakdown of all his career fights.My favourite Gordie Howe picture is probably this one. pic.twitter.com/30xKAiNe4q— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) June 10, 2016The Society for International Hockey research says Rick Tocchet is the NHL’s all-time leader in Gordie Howe hat tricks with 18 across the regular reasons and playoffs. Brendan Shanahan is next with 17. The Gordie Howe hat trick wasn’t tracked until The Hockey News started doing it in 1996, and the origins of the name are unclear.Howe wasn’t a fighter, necessarily, but he was tough as nails. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 88 after years of declining health.
And here i was thinking today was going to be a little bitter. Smh RIP to the legend #Fink 🙏🏽— Lio (@itsLioRush) April 16, 2020 Finkel is known for his signature “and new” announcement following the changing of a title from one wrestler to another. He’s also credited for coming up with the “WrestleMania” moniker and also the nickname “The Dragon” for Ricky Steamboat.In recent years, Finkel worked various WWE backstage roles, making sporadic appearances as ring announcer. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2000.Wrestling personnel from around the industry paid respects to the legendary voice: Howard Finkel was a great friend and mentor to me. I was so blessed to be able to look to him for guidance, honesty and the occasional bit of humor. He spoke with kindness, and always had a sparkle in his eye when speaking about our industry. Thank you for everything Howard. 💛— The Brandalorian (@TheBrandiRhodes) April 16, 2020 MORE: WWE releases 13 superstars amid heavy cuts Longtime WWF (later WWE) ring announcer Howard Finkel died on Thursday at the age of 69.”The Fink,” as he was affectionately known, was with the wrestling conglomerate since the mid ’70s, hired as the company’s first employee in 1975. He made his debut as a ring announcer in 1977, a position he’d hold until the late ’90s.
Early on, Joe Maddon is maddening to Angels fans.Shohei Ohtani exited Sunday’s game after being largely ineffective vs. the Astros, pitching an inning and two thirds, giving up two runs but, arguably most alarmingly, walking five (four in the second inning). The end of Ohtani’s outing may have had some warning signs there pic.twitter.com/mMPiyhlycb— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) August 2, 2020I realize now I have two versions of this tweet two years apart and this is NOT OKAYhttps://t.co/9TENCeidoX— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) August 3, 2020It’s been a rough go early on for the Angels and new manager Joe Maddon, whose pitching staff has been about as expected in 2020 — as in, not great. Luckily for the Angels, both Dylan Bundy and Griffin Canning have looked like encouraging answers for the rotation, but without Ohtani there are questions to how far the Angels will go if they make the postseason. That’s a big if at the moment.The biggest thing I saw with Shohei Ohtani was his significantly decreased arm speed and the fact that he’s flying open too early.Allow me to explain ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/SxRAQE9GtX— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) July 26, 2020The bullpen might be the bigger issue, though, with the Angels blowing five of six save opportunities already in 2020 and having the fourth-worst xFIP in MLB at 5.19, per Fangraphs. If you’re new to baseball, that’s not great!Maddon has long been questioned for his unorthodox approach to pitching and bullpen use, and that seems to have following him back to Los Angeles in his first year as Angels manager. If they’re going to be without Ohtani, it’s bad. And if Maddon can’t figure out what’s going wrong, it’s going to get a lot worse for LA. MORE: Mike Trout’s newborn was named with baseball in mindThe poor start followed another poor start from Ohtani, with his overall numbers on the season not great despite a small sample size: two starts, 1 2/3 innings, 37.50 ERA. Well, bad comes to worse, with Ohtani heading for an MRI after experiencing soreness in his pitching arm. Shohei Ohtani expressed discomfort in is pitching arm after today’s game. The club has sent him for an MRI, no results yet.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 3, 2020Unfortunately for Ohtani and the Angels, there was a harrowing trend in his velocity Sunday, with his fastball speed taking a concerning dip as his outing wore on. Per MLB.com’s Mike Petriello, that trend is similar to the last start Ohtani had before being shut down and having Tommy John surgery in 2018.
MASON CITY — A Mason City man is in jail after he allegedly threw knives at police officers responding to a domestic disturbance.Police were called Sunday night to 1017 1st Northeast, where on arrival the suspect started to threaten officers with large knives, which were thrown at the officers as they attempted to arrest him. The knives missed the officers by a couple of feet.35-year-old Joshua Martin allegedly hit a woman on the face inside the residence and then grabbed her throat.Martin was taken into custody and charged with two counts of assault on persons in certain occupations with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse assault impeding the flow of air or blood, and interference with official acts.He’s being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $10,000 bond.
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FOREST CITY- A Lake Mills man has pled not guilty to multiple drug charges. 30 year old Caleb Robert Angel has pleaded not guilty to possession of meth with intent to deliver, sponsoring a gathering where illegal drugs are used, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of a prescription drug. Police say that as they arrested two other people on felony warrants on July 18 in the 700 block of N Lake Street in Lake Mills, another man walked by with a drug pipe in his mouth with that man being Angel. A search of Angel’s home found 6.79 grams of methamphetamine, multiple plastic baggies, a digital scale, meth pipes, marijuana, and a prescription medication.His trial is scheduled to start on September 23.
Guinea-Bissau, shock qualifiers for the 2017 Cup of Nations, edged past Namibia thanks to a Jerson goal on 24 minutes in the other Group K fixture. Share on: WhatsApp Cameroon and Malawi both won in Group B. Reigning champions Cameroon pipped Morocco 1-0 in Yaounde while Malawi beat the Comoros by the same scoreline in Blantyre.In Group I, the Zebras of Botswana lost 1-0 to Mauritania in front of their fans in Francistown after they failed to put away many chances.This gutsy contest was decided on 78 minutes when substitute Abdoulaye Soudani controlled a long ball before firing past the Botswana goalkeeper.Hosts Burkina Faso won the other Group I tie against Angola 3-1 with big striker Aristide Bance bagging a brace.Burundi beat South Sudan 3-0 in Group C with Mali fought back from a goal down to beat Gabon 2-1 in Bamako in the other group game. Football: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Zambia suffer shock lossesAbuja, Nigeria | AFP | Former African champions Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Zambia all lost at home Saturday on a day of upsets in the first qualifying round for the 2019 Cup of Nations.Three–time champions Nigeria lost a competitive game against South Africa for the first time when they fell 2-0 in the southern Nigerian town of Uyo in Group E.While in Group H the Ivory Coast, who had vowed to win in memory of former team-mate Cheick Tiote, who collapsed and died in China this week, slumped 3-2 to fellow west Africans Guinea in Bouake.Zambia, champions in 2012, fell 1-0 at home to a daring Mozambican side in Group K.New South Africa coach Stuart Baxter labelled his team the underdogs going by their poor head-to-head record against Nigeria.But goals by Tokelo Rantie and substitute Percy Tau in the second half sunk the home team and the visitors were unlucky not to have scored more goals in the Group E clash.“My young team tried their best, there was a mistake for the first goal and the second goal was a gift,” admitted Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.Libya top Group E after a 5-1 spanking of Seychelles on Friday in Cairo, Egypt.In Bouake, the Elephants of Ivory Coast went down to Guinea despite a brace by Seydou Doumbia.Germany-based striker Naby Keita fired the winner for Guinea in the 79th minute.Zambia also got off to a losing start on the road to Cameroon 2019 when they lost for the first time to Mozambique at home.Stanley Ratifo grabbed the last-gasp match winner when he stabbed home a low cross.Before then, Chipolopolo goalkeeper and captain Kennedy Mweene had to pull off a point-blank save to deny the visitors.