What to Expect From DeSean Jackson in Washington

The majority of these players were not as good in their new uniforms. This is going to be true of any subset of NFL players who were preselected on the basis of a great performance, of course, and Jackson is younger than the typical player in this group. But these players also faced a complication Jackson will come to know next season: playing in a new system with new teammates.The average receiver on the above list was 28.5 years old and posted 11.5 receiving AV in the last year with his former team. The following season, these receivers averaged 7.1 receiving AV, for a decline of 4.4 AV.As a control group, I also looked at wide receivers who had at least 10 receiving AV in a season and didn’t change teams. Their average age in the first year was 27.5, and they put up 11.8 receiving AV. The following season, they produced 9 receiving AV on average — a decline of only 2.8 AV.There’s probably a selective sampling effect here — teams don’t tend to let these guys go for no reason — but it doesn’t matter, because Jackson fits that trend. Whatever the reason for leaving, it’s clear that good receivers who change addresses in the offseason see more of a regression than the typical pass-catcher coming off a strong season.Although this is no guarantee that Jackson will disappoint in 2014, the history of similar receivers says he’s unlikely to build on last season’s Pro Bowl performance. This was going to be true whether the Eagles retained him or not, but the odds of a decline increased with the move. News broke Wednesday that NFL wide receiver DeSean Jackson has signed with the Washington Redskins. The Philadelphia Eagles had released Jackson on Friday, ending the tenure of one of the most productive receivers in Eagles history. Jackson wasn’t let go for on-the-field performance. Instead, the speculation is that he was sent packing for non-football reasons.Regardless of the motivation behind the release, Jackson will be one of the better receivers since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger to switch teams between seasons, at least according to receiving Approximate Value in the preceding year. Here is every wide receiver since 1970 who accumulated at least 10 receiving AV in a season and then switched teams: read more

Ox to miss most of next season Klopp

first_imgJurgen Klopp says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the whole of next season.The England midfielder is expected to miss the entire 2018-19 season as he continues his long road to full recovery.The former Arsenal man will sit out the vast majority of the upcoming campaign as he continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury suffered last season.The 24-year-old picked up the season-ending injury in April during Liverpool’s first leg semi-final clash against AS Roma at Anfield with further scans revealing he suffered multiple ligament damages.Chamberlain became an important player for Liverpool for the second half of last season after the club sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for a whopping sum of £150million.The midfielder also missed out on the World Cup with England due to injury despite starring for Gareth Southgate’s team during the qualifiers.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I believe it’s time to tell people that the upcoming season is about recovery and rehab for Oxlade-Chamberlain,” Klopp told the official club website about the player.“I hope everyone treats this information with responsibility as we’ve known about this situation for a while now and we’ve prepared for it.”“There has been no change or setback regarding the player’s situation. And we’re preparing for the upcoming season without him featuring in competitive games for us.”Chamberlain signed for Liverpool from Arsenal last summer for a deal thought to be around £35million.Liverpool have already bolstered their midfield options with the signings of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Fabinho from Monaco.last_img read more

5 displaced after fire burns through Oak Park house

first_img Updated: 9:34 PM Posted: May 31, 2018 5 displaced after fire burns through Oak Park house KUSI Newsroom, May 31, 2018center_img OAK PARK (KUS) — Five people were displaced Thursday after a fire that started in the yard, spread to a home in the 5900 block of Hughes Street in Oak Park.According to San Diego Fire-Rescue, the fire started the backyard of the house after a propane take exploded. The fire spread from the grass to the home, causing an estimated $200 thousand in damages to the structure and another $100 thousand to the contents inside.The Red Cross was called to the scene to help place the five residents for the night.Investigators were on scene to determine the reason why the propane tank exploded. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Be Advised Of Limited Visibility On Sterling Highway Towards Cooper Landing

first_imgMotorists are reminded to drive cautiously, use headlights, and give the right-of-way to any fire traffic in the area.  Hikers planning on Skyline trail, Fuller Lakes trail, or Resurrection Pass may encounter some smokey conditions. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Division of Forestry in connection with cooperating agencies are reminding drivers to expect smokey conditions and limited visibility through MP 60-70 of the Sterling Highway. Fire activity became visible from the highway late Saturday night. Fire crews are asking motorists to resist the urge to stop on the highway to take pictures as fire crews and construction crews are working heavily in this area.last_img read more

Louisville Plays at Butler on Wednesday

first_imgThe Cardinals are 1-0 when scoring first this season and 0-5 when the opponent scores first. In goal, Amanda Rumsey has collected 43 saves with a save percentage of .422. In the BIG EAST Preseason Coaches Poll, Butler was tabbed at No. 6. Sophomore Shayla Scanlan ranks second on the team with 11 goals, and nine of her goals have come in the last three games. Butler has averaged 10 goals per game through five contests and is led by sophomore attacker Ashley Guerra with 13 goals and eight assists for 21 points. Fellow sophomore Karina Latsko is also having a strong season for the Bulldogs with 12 goals and three assists. Senior defender Carly Hewitt boasts team-highs in both ground balls (20) and caused turnovers (11). Live Stats Watch Despite not recording a goal for the second time this season at Notre Dame, Louisville is led by senior Tessa Chad’s 12 goals. She also has a team-high three hat tricks on the season. Sophomore Caroline Blalock leads the team with 15 points, six assists and 13 ground balls, and ranks third with nine goals. ABOUT THE BULLDOGSButler (2-3) is off to its best start since the program was introduced in 2017. The Bulldogs defeated Kent State 13-10, and most recently earned a 10-8 victory over St. Bonaventure. Last season against Butler, the Cardinals opened up a 6-0 lead in the early minutes of the first half and entered the locker room with a 10-4 advantage at halftime. In the second half, Louisville clamped down on Butler defensively and did not allow a single goal for the final 30 minutes of the game. Alex McNicholas led the way for the Cardinals with four goals, two assists, four draw controls and four ground balls. McNicholas, Blalock and Chad all finished with hat tricks.Date: Wednesday, March 6Time: 1:00 p.m. ETSite: Indianapolis, Ind.Video: Facebook.com/ButlerBulldogsLast Meeting: Louisville 20, Butler 4 (2/22/18 at Butler)Series History: Louisville leads 1-0 (1-0 on the road)UofL National Ranking: –For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse. Print Friendly Version Series History – UofL leads Butler 1-0 in the all-time series. The only time the two squads played, Louisville downed Butler 20-4 in Indianapolis, Ind. on Feb. 22, 2018. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After opening Atlantic Coast Conference play last Saturday, Louisville women’s lacrosse returns to non-conference action when it plays at Butler on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Story Linkslast_img read more

Cardinals NineGame Win Streak Ends in Top Five Showdown

first_img Video Highlights PDF Box Score ACC Network Extra Both teams had leadoff baserunners in the seventh that were advanced on sacrifice bunts. However, neither side was able to bring the run home sending the game to the eighth all square before the Commodores moved in front for good on a bases loaded double. Video: Zeke Pinkham Postgame Story Links The loss snaps Louisville’s (39-10) season-long nine-game winning streak and is the first nonconference loss for the Cardinals since Feb. 26. Preview After falling behind 2-0 early, the Cardinals battled back and tied the game up in the sixth. The two sides were still even heading into the eighth, when Vanderbilt (39-9) pushed a pair of runs across in each of the final two innings to secure its 12th consecutive win. Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster The Commodores found the scoreboard first on Tuesday, with a RBI groundout and run-scoring single giving Vanderbilt a 2-0 edge in the third. Eight of nine starters had at least one hit on the night for the Cardinals, led by Oriente’s 2-for-3 showing at the plate. The Cardinals had nine hits as a team, but left eight runners on base in the loss. It was more two-out work in the sixth, as Danny Oriente knotted the game up at two apiece doubling home Logan Wyatt, who had a double of his own earlier in the inning. Video: Dan McDonnell Postgame Live Stats Photo Gallery The Cardinals responded immediately with a run of their own in the bottom half after a double from Zeke Pinkham and RBI knock off the bat of Lucas Dunn with two outs. Next Game: at Virginia 5/10/2019 | 3:00 PM Michael Kirian (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing a pair of runs in just 0.2 innings of work. Jack Perkins made the start for the Cardinals, giving up two runs of his own across three innings. Adam Elliott threw 2.1 scoreless frames in relief of Perkins, while Shay Smiddy had a scoreless inning and Garrett Schmeltz retired the only two batters he faced. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In a battle of top-three teams, the third-ranked Louisville baseball team lost 6-2 against second-ranked Vanderbilt on Tuesday night at Jim Patterson Stadium in the annual Battle of the Barrel. Louisville will head on the road next for three games at Virginia starting on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., ET in Charlottesville. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Astronomers detect 22 new cataclysmic variables in globular cluster 47 Tucanae

first_img Cataclysmic variables (CVs) are binary star systems consisting of a white dwarf and a normal star companion. They irregularly increase in brightness by a large factor, then drop back down to a quiescent state. These binaries have been found in different environments such as the center of the Milky Way galaxy, the solar neighborhood, and within open and globular clusters. Studying CVs in globular clusters is important for understanding how they affect the evolution of such groups of stars and to gain insights into how stellar interactions in a dense stellar environment affect the evolution of cataclysmic variables.Located approximately 15,300 light years away from the Earth, 47 Tuc is a massive, non core-collapsed globular cluster in the constellation Tucana. This cluster shows low extinction, has a high interaction rate and has the most X-ray sources identified so far among any other globular clusters. These properties make 47 Tuc an excellent target to study close binaries, what can potentially lead to detection of many cataclysmic variables.That is why Sandoval and her team have analyzed the available near-ultraviolet and optical images from the Hubble Space Telescope, in combination with X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, which resulted in finding new CVs in 47 Tuc. The research increased the number of known cataclysmic variables in this cluster from 21 to 43.”In this paper, we identify the largest number of CVs ever identified in a globular cluster through X-ray counterpart identification, more than doubling the number of known CVs in 47 Tuc,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.According to the study, CVs in 47 Tuc are more concentrated towards the cluster center than the main sequence turnoff stars. All the cataclysmic variables in this cluster have a blue color in the near-ultraviolet and in the optical color magnitude diagrams. This is due to emission from the accretor (white dwarf) and the accretion disk.The researchers revealed that eighteen CVs in the cluster showcase hydrogen-alpha emission, which is likely coming from the accretion disk or stream and contributions from the companion star. Moreover, four cataclysmic variables were found to have large amplitude variations (up to about 3 magnitudes) in time-scales of hours. However, the cause of these variations remains unexplained.Given the fact that 47 Tuc is a non core-collapsed cluster, the team tried to compared its CV population to those of NGC 6397 and NGC 6752 – two examples of core-collapsed clusters.”47 Tuc has many more faint CVs than those core-collapsed clusters. This suggests that the CV population in 47 Tuc is a combination of primordial CVs and dynamically CVs formed a long time ago. (…) If we scale the masses of NGC 6397 and NGC 6752 to that of 47 Tuc, the core-collapsed clusters have many more bright CVs. This seems to indicate that the dynamical interactions play a major role in core-collapsed clusters to create CVs,” the researchers concluded. © 2017 Phys.org A black hole in a low mass X-ray binary This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the globular cluster 47 Tucanae. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration Acknowledgment: J. Mack (STScI) and G. Piotto (University of Padova, Italy) Explore further More information: New Cataclysmic Variables and other Exotic Binaries in the Globular Cluster 47 Tucanae, arXiv:1705.07100 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1705.07100AbstractWe present 22 new (+3 confirmed) cataclysmic variables (CVs) in the non core-collapsed globular cluster 47 Tucanae (47 Tuc). The total number of CVs in the cluster is now 43, the largest sample in any globular cluster so far. For the identifications we used near-ultraviolet (NUV) and optical images from the Hubble Space Telescope, in combination with X-ray results from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. This allowed us to build the deepest NUV CV luminosity function of the cluster. We found that the CVs in 47 Tuc are more concentrated towards the cluster center than the main sequence turnoff stars. We compared our results to the CV populations of the core-collapsed globular clusters NGC 6397 and NGC 6752. We found that 47 Tuc has fewer bright CVs per unit mass than those two other clusters. That suggests that dynamical interactions in core-collapsed clusters play a major role creating new CVs. In 47 Tuc, the CV population is probably dominated by primordial and old dynamically formed systems. We estimated that the CVs in 47 Tuc have total masses of approx. 1.4 M_sun. We also found that the X-ray luminosity function of the CVs in the three clusters is bimodal. Additionally, we discuss a possible double degenerate system and an intriguing/unclassified object. Finally, we present four systems that could be millisecond pulsar companions given their X-ray and NUV/optical colors. For one of them we present very strong evidence for being an ablated companion. The other three could be CO- or He-WDs. (Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers led by Liliana Rivera Sandoval of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has found 22 new cataclysmic variable stars in a globular cluster known as 47 Tucanae (47 Tuc for short). The discovery makes 47 Tuc the cluster with the highest number of cataclysmic variables identified so far. The findings were detailed in a paper published May 19 on arXiv.org. Citation: Astronomers detect 22 new cataclysmic variables in globular cluster 47 Tucanae (2017, May 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-05-astronomers-cataclysmic-variables-globular-cluster.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more