When the new beginning ended, the television cameras found Tyler Adams absorbing the disappointment. The 23-year-old captain of the U.S. men's national soccer team, the youngest of anyone carrying that title at this World Cup, sat with his legs crossed and head down. Teammates and coaches came by, one at a time, to kneel and encourage him. Adams remained in the middle of the field, thinking and hurting for several minutes, until an American teammate and Dutch opponent extended their arms and helped Adams to his feet. It was the final, humbling scene of a spirited American recovery at this tournament. With a 3-1 victory, the Netherlands ousted the U.S. during the round of 16 on Saturday. No one is hustling to schedule a parade after this outcome, but for a program writhing near rock bottom and enduring ridicule four years ago, this run felt joyous. The incremental progress was clear, but more than that, the players performed in a matter that indicates they are on a path to immense … [Read more...] about Don’t view the USMNT’s loss as the end. It’s a down payment on the future.
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Deputy team principal Claire Williams has said the team “met all contractual obligations” with ROKiT but would not go into detail about why they have split from their title sponsors. ROKiT replaced Martini as the title sponsors of Williams ahead of the 2019 season and had a deal in place until the end of 2023 but, on Friday, Williams announced that they had severed all ties with immediate effect. This announcement came at the same time as parent company Williams Grand Prix Holdings Ltd declared the commencement of a formal sale process which could include the sale of the whole company. It led to some speculation that the two announcements were connected by the dire financial situation but Williams has said that there were no breaches in the contract from the team and there will be a new livery on the way. “I can’t go into detail on the ins and outs,” Williams told selected media. “What I can say is that we met all of our contractual obligations to ROKiT.” “Obviously the … [Read more...] about Williams ‘met all contractual obligations’ with ROKiT
(Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Holmes appealed her criminal fraud conviction, two weeks after she was ordered to serve 11 1/4 years in prison for deceiving investors in her blood-testing startup Theranos Inc. Lawyers for Holmes, 38, filed a single-page notice of appeal late Friday in federal court in San Jose, California, without disclosing on what grounds the Theranos founder and former CEO will ask the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the guilty verdict reached by a jury 11 months ago. Legal experts said her appeal was widely expected and faces long odds because US District Judge Edward Davila went to great lengths to be fair to both sides starting when Holmes was indicted in 2018, continuing through her four-month trial late last year and concluding with her sentencing last month. “This sentence is bullet-proof on appeal,” said Seth Kretzer, a criminal defense lawyer not involved in the case. “The end of this long case is drawing near.” The appeal caps a years-long … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Holmes appeals Theranos fraud conviction, prison term
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 During the early portion of most practices, the Washington Commanders defensive line runs through a drill that usually draws an audience "Here we go!" defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina begins, his voice booming. "There it is!" he says, as tackle Daron Payne swats the ball. "I see you, Big Payne!" One at a time, the linemen put their weight into a padded sled to lift it like a blocker, drop it with a thud, then jump to bat a volleyball Zgonina tosses from about 10 yards away. Comical as it is at times to watch 300-pound linemen lunge for volleyballs, the drill has a purpose. On Sunday, Payne deflected a pass that cornerback Kendall Fuller then intercepted to seal Washington's victory over the Atlanta Falcons. "I said on the sidelines, 'Way to go; you're taking the drill to the field,' and the guys started laughing," Zgonina said. "They don't want to hear that." Washington's … [Read more...] about With Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, Commanders may have NFL’s best DT duo