AP’s Ralph D. Russo Reveals His CFB Playoff Picks

first_imgA pylon at the CFP National Championship game.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With college football getting underway this weekend, writers are unveiling their preseason predictions right before the games get started. Ralph Russo is the latest to do so.Russo, the AP’s national college football writer, released a full season preview today. He picked conference champions, a Heisman winner and of course his college football playoff choices.Three of Russo’s picks are popular ones: Alabama, Clemson and Washington. His fourth team is Michigan, which certainly has the talent to make the playoff, but must endure a brutal schedule.Russo seems to be a Harbaugh believer. He has Michigan topping Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and finally getting to the playoff.Russo also likes Dabo Swinney to take down his alma mater in the title game for the second time in three seasons.Cotton Bowl: Alabama (1) vs. Washington (4).Orange Bowl: Michigan (2) vs. Clemson (3).National title: Clemson over Alabama.We’d certainly sign up for Alabama-Clemson IV, with the national championship at stake no less.You can read the rest of Russo’s picks and award selections here.last_img read more

Government says new AG will be appointed after consultations

Gunawardena urged Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to ensure the proper process in followed when the new AG is appointed. (Colombo Gazette) Opposition member Dinesh Gunawardena said that there have been reports the new AG will be appointed through a process which goes against the 19th Amendment to the constitution. The Government today said that a new Attorney General (AG) will be appointed after consultations with all parties including the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that President Maithripala Sirisena will make recommendations on the appointment of the new AG and then discussions will be held with the Bar Association and others on the nominees for the post. read more

Strong womens tournament in Gyor – August 2325

Champions League winner Győri Audi ETO KC hosts an international handball tournament organised by SportConcept sport management agency. Prestigious European top teams will compete during the PwC Handball Fiesta at the end of the preparation period, from 23th until 25th of August. The aim of PwC Handball Fiesta is to provide quality preparation possibility for the best teams and be a remarkable opening of the next EHF Champions League season. The participants are HC Leipzig, Metz HB, RK Krim Mercator, Rostov-Don, WHC Vardar SCBT and Győri Audi ETO KC, all of them are well known on international level.The clubs can estimate the level of their tactical and physical preparedness at the end of the preparation period, they can see where did they got with their work before the start of the national championships and European Cups. The programme schedule is not heavy, every team has only one match per day, and the organisers provide entertaining programmes and possibility for relaxation. Győr is perfect choice as a host city not only because it is well-known for its team but also because of the summer programmes. During the period of PwC Handball Fiesta fans may visit concerts, exhibitions as well as wine days and gastronomic festival.The tournament augurs well, fans may see interesting matches and encounters, Andrea Lekic and Jovanka Radicevic will come back to Győr as the players of Vardar, Rostov and Vardar may see each other before the Champions League qualification, Krim, the favourite of CL group C may size up its future opponent Metz.The teams will meet according to the schedule below:23th August – Friday15:00 – HC Leipzig – Rostov-Don17:00 – RK Krim – WHC Vardar SCBT19:00 – Győri Audi ETO KC – Metz HB24th August – Saturday13:00 – RK Krim – Rostov-Don15:00 – WHC Vardar SCBT – Metz HB17:00 – Győri Audi ETO KC – HC Leipzig25 August – Sunday14:00 – placement match16:00 – placement match18:00 – final “Our goal with PwC Handball Fiesta is to become a traditional and well known tournament. We take care about the details, transfer, accommodation, meals and the training possibilities as well. The players have to concentrate only on the matches and I hope that they will leave the tournament with good memories and come back gladly next year or later.” – claims Nándor Bognár, managing director of SportConcept Ltd.“PwC Hungary is a committed supporter of sports for a long time that is why being the naming sponsor of PwC Handball Fiesta makes us very proud. Our goal is to initiate a high level traditional sport event in Hungarian and international sport. Besides supporting the excellent Hungarian athletes our aim is to encourage other companies to support handball.” – explained Nick Kós, Country Managing Partner of PwC Hungary.The matches and the programmes of the city provide excellent entertaining possibilities for the fans so the tournament is meant to be a real fiesta for handball and sport fans.The organisers launched the Facebook page of PwC Handball Fiesta (www.facebook.com/HandballFiesta) and that will be the official communication channel of the event.  People may read up-to-date infos, statements, interviews and interesting details there. ← Previous Story No transfer in Vardar Skopje – Asanin stays at Ademar Leon! Next Story → From Denmark to Portugal – Mick Schubert to F.C Porto Gyor handballGyori handballleipzigMetz HBRostov Donzrk vardar read more