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Congressman Messer’s Bill To Delay ACA Fines Until Website Fix

first_imgSixth District Congressman Luke Messer made good on his promise to Hoosiers and filed a bill delaying the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate fines until the enrollment websites work.“In an era when Google is making cars that drive themselves, it is inexcusable that the Federal Government spent three years and more than $500 million on a website that doesn’t work,” said Congressman Luke Messer in a press release. “That’s why I introduced H.R. 3358 to make sure the American people aren’t punished for the Administration’s mistakes.”House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi herself called the problems with the website “unacceptable.” And, while President Obama said from the Rose Garden, “Nobody’s madder than me about the fact that the website isn’t working as well as it should,” Congressman Messer disagrees.“The American people are the ones who should be mad,” he said. “They are the ones whose hard-earned tax dollars have been wasted and who still can’t go online and sign-up for the health care needed to comply with the individual mandate and avoid its steep fines.”H.R. 3358:Delays the individual mandate for people living in areas where their exchange website is not working.Calls on the Government Accountability Office to establish standards for website functionality.Requires the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services to certify functionality of exchange websites based on GAO established standards.Delays Affordable Care Act fines until exchange websites are deemed functional.Press Releaselast_img read more


Vardy signs new contract at Leicester City

first_img Vardy scored more goals last season than he had managed in any campaign since the title-winning season, improving on tallies of 13, 20 and 18 to pip Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Ings of Southampton to the Golden Boot by one goal. Now his sights are set on a season that will see City compete in the Europa League for the first time. “The journey that I’ve been on with this football club is hard to describe, and although we’ve accomplished so much together already, I know that I’ve got so much more to achieve with this team, so it[‘s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester City once again,” he said. read also:Leicester boss in search of replacement for Iheanacho, Vardy, others “I love playing my football in front of our fans at the King Power Stadium and I’m delighted to continue this journey at such an exciting time for the club. “We’ve a fantastic team that I believe is capable of getting even better and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together in the next few years.” Vardy has scored 130 goals in 310 career appearances for City. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract with the club. The forward has put pen-to-paper on a one-year extension on his current deal that will extend his stay at the club to 2023. Vardy’s deal was due to expire in 2022. Vardy ended last season as the Premier League’s highest goalscorer, with 23 goals in 35 matches and with five assists to his name as well. The future of England left-back Ben Chilwell is the biggest talking point of the summer and we will bring you all the news around his future. In our daily Leicester City bulletin, we’ll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans. The City legend famously helped the King Power Stadium cub to the Premier League title in 2015-16 and decided to stay with the club and become a hero in Leicester, snubbing offers from Arsenal in the process.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more


Lampard warns Abraham, Tomori against complacency

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Solskjaer criticises England over handling of youngster Greenwood Lampard: Tomori won’t leave Chelsea Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has warned promising youngsters Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori against complacency following their call up to the England squad – claiming they will “suffer” if they let their standards drop moving forward.Abraham was recalled to Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Czech Republic next week, while 21-year-old defender Tomori is in the squad for the first time. Midfielders Mason Mount and Ross Barkley are also in Gareth Southgate’s 25.The call-up is reward for a fine start to the season for both Abraham and Tomori and speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash with Southampton, Lampard revealed they had ‘big smiles on their faces’ at training.But the Chelsea boss warned them: “It is great news for them, but as I keep saying that it is just the start. The minute any standards drop or complacency kicks in then they will all suffer. I am pleased they smile, they need to take this now, something to add to their armoury and say: ‘Okay I am an England player, I am in the England squad. I need to show even more, game in and game out for us.’”Abraham marked his 22nd birthday with a goal in their Champions League win over Lille on Wednesday.The striker now has eight goals for the season but Lampard said: “The work has only begun for him because he is a young player. I want to see him continue in the same vein for Chelsea and to keep scoring goals.“Naturally when he goes to the England squad he has the attributes to go there and be successful. It is another step for him but I am sure that he has the attitude to take that challenge of being a goalscorer for England.”Lampard has worked with Tomori for the past year and a half, having coached him at Derby last season, too.The Chelsea boss has overseen his rise to the England squad and said the defender “has been a dream to work with day in, day out for the last 15 months or so.“Getting now into the team is the next challenge, then it will be about staying in the team… it is in Fikayo’s hands to show them what he shows us every day.” Tags: Frank LampardGareth SouthgateTammy Abrahamlast_img read more


Star African Footballer to Watch: Aissa Mandi

first_imgRelatedPosts NBC Code and non-exclusivity provision, by Kunle Osisanya-Afolabi Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend DStv and GOtv subscribers can look forward to seeing one of Africa’s top footballing sons, Real Betis and Algerian defender, Aissa Mandi, in action, when the 2019-20 La Liga season resumes on Thursday.Mandi and his Betis teammates travel to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to face city arch-rivals, Sevilla, in the Seville derby, also known as the El Gran Derbi. The match kicks off on Thursday at 9pm, and will be aired live on SuperSport 7 to DStv Premium, Compact and Compact Plus subscribers and SuperSport Select 4 exclusive to GOtv Max subscribers.The encounter is billed as a cracker as it signals the resumption of the current La Liga season, which was suspended due to the world events back in March.The two teams are experiencing very different fortunes, with Sevilla looking to secure a top-four finish and a place in the UEFA Champions League next season, while Real Betis are trying to push themselves up to mid-table and remain clear of the relegation battle below them.Mandi will be a key man for the visitors, with his defensive nous visibly present for his team throughout the current season.He has made 22 appearances and averages 1.2 tackles per game, while his excellent passing completion rate (89.6 per cent) demonstrates how important he is to building attacks from deep positions. The French-born player will look to bring his international experience – which includes 55 caps for Algeria’s Fennec Foxes and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title – to bear as both Betis and Sevilla will be looking to find their feet after three months away from competitive action.“Playing in front of empty stadiums will be strange, but we must focus on the job at hand,” said Mandi. “I am looking forward to getting back to football and hopefully, we [Real Betis] can end the season strongly and move up the La Liga table.”The Algerian will also use the remainder of the 2019-20 season as a chance to showcase his skills, with the 28-year-old being strongly linked with a move to Premier League clubs such as Newcastle United and Liverpool.For more details on this match and other football fixtures for the 2019/2020 season, visit and or download MyDStvApp and MyGOtvApp to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement.And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on DStv Now. Tags: Aissa MandiDSTVGoTVLa LigaReal Betislast_img read more


Cricket News South Africa’s Pink invincibility shattered in Johannesburg as Pakistan draw level

first_imgMcLaren and Steyn picked up three wickets apiece as South Africa continued to dominate. In 2015 against the West Indies, Johannesburg witnessed a spectacular world record in which AB de Villiers smashed a century off just 31 balls. His 149 off 44 balls, which included 12 fours and a record 16 sixes as South Africa reached 439/2, the second-highest score in ODIs. West Indies lost the match by 148 runs as the Proteas secured a hat-trick.Things got better for them in the 2015 contest against England. Joe Root hit 109 as England reached 262 and South Africa was in trouble at 210/8. However, Chris Morris slammed 62 off 38 and shared a 52-run stand for the ninth wicket with Kyle Abbott and the match was sealed when Imran Tahir hit a boundary to seal a magnificent one-wicket win.In the game against Sri Lanka, the match was held up for a couple of minutes as a swarm of bees held up a match which South Africa won by seven wickets. In the series against India in 2018, the Pink ODI was the only game which South Africa won as they were hammered 5-1 in the six-match series. Shikhar Dhawan (109) and Virat Kohli (75) boosted India to 289/7 and in a rain-affected second innings, Heinrich Klassen (43) and Andile Phehlukwayo (23) guided them over the line by five wickets.The fifth and final game will be played in Newlands, Cape Town and Pakistan will be gunning for their second consecutive series win in South Africa. South Africa started playing the Pink ODI in 2013.South Africa lost the Pink ODI for first time.Pakistan will be aiming to win ODI series for 2nd time in South Africa. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: In cricket, there are only three instances when the colour Pink dominates. Pink Ball Test, the Sydney Test held every New Year to raise awareness for breast cancer treatment and the Pink ODI which is played in Johannesburg, South Africa. Australia have never lost a Pink Ball Test while before the game against Pakistan, South Africa were invincible in the Pink ODI in Johannesburg. However, their domination was shattered in emphatic fashion as they were thrashed by Pakistan in the fourth ODI by eight wickets. Usman Shinwari’s 4/35 bowled South Africa out for 164 in 41 overs and Pakistan chased the target down in the 32nd over, with Imam-ul-Haq scoring a brilliant 71 to level the series 2-2.The Pink ODI has provided plenty of wonderful memories for South Africa in the past. Played for the first time in 2013 against Pakistan, they got off to a magnificent start with Hashim Amla (122) and AB de Villiers (128) slamming centuries to boost them to 343/5. The Proteas survived a 68-ball blitz from Shahid Afridi (88) as they won the contest by 34 runs. Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Ryan McLaren picked up three wickets but their figures were ruined by Afridi, who blasted seven sixes and five fours. In the same year, India toured South Africa in December and Quinton de Kock’s magnificent 135 boosted them to 358/4.last_img read more


NCAC Showcases Nigeria’s Art and Culture in Russia

first_imgThe exhibition which opened earlier in the week has witnessed an influx of visitors.Incidentally, it is the only one of its kind as Nigeria is the only one of the other 31 World Cup countries in Russia having such an exhibition.It is features series of past apparels of the Nigerian football teams, historical photographs dating back to 1949 as well as other arts and culture materials from different parts of Nigeria.According to Runsewe, there was an influx of visitors to the Nigerian exhibition ground last Friday which coincidentally was the day Nigeria recorded an emphatic 2-0 win over Iceland to get into contention of crossing the Group D hurdle.“It was amazing”, Runsewe remarked when a telephone call was put to him. He informed that many people watched the Nigerian match at the exhibition ground.“The blood pressure of many Nigerians and other fans here must have risen, especially in that nervy first half.“God of Hosts must have visited us making a positive turn-around for us in the second half”, remarked Runsewe.“I encourage the players to remain focused for the next matches. I strongly believe we can beat Argentina, even though a draw may be sufficient for us to go to the next round.“I never believed that we can get so much support playing in a foreign land, but I am amazed at the type of support we got at the stadium and especially by the foreign visitors to our exhibition, said Runsewe.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Jonathan EzeTourists and football fans across the world are swamping around an ongoing art and culture exhibition centre set up by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in Moscow, Russia.While the players are exhibiting their talents and projecting Nigeria’s football prowess, so also is the Director General of NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, also showcasing Nigeria to the world.last_img read more


Syracuse crumples in 2nd half as North Carolina State wins ACC tournament quarterfinal

first_imgThe whistle blew on Shakeya Leary for the third time and forced her to take a seat on Syracuse’s bench 5:29 into the second half.As she walked off the court with three fouls to her name, the Orange’s hopes of an upset left with her.Syracuse (22-9, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) looked prime to upend No. 14 North Carolina State (25-6, 11-5) on Friday afternoon, but SU’s interior defense collapsed and the Wolfpack prevailed, 79-63, in Greensboro, N.C. Fourth-seeded N.C. State advances to the semifinals of the ACC tournament while the Orange has to wait for the NCAA selection show in 10 days to find out its next opponent.“We learned a lot from our first ACC tournament,” SU guard Brittney Sykes said in the postgame press conference. “ … I think we’re well prepared going into the NCAA tournament.”N.C. State forward Kody Burke finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds and 6-foot-5 center Markeisha Gatling dropped a career-high 28 points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAn 18-4 explosion sprung Syracuse ahead in the first half, erasing an early deficit to take a seven-point lead into halftime. The Orange shot 43.8 percent – hitting six 3s – and its effective full-court press disrupted NCSU’s offense into eight turnovers.Still, the Wolfpack was able to grab sufficient offensive rebounds to clean up its misses and stay within striking distance of Syracuse. Leary kept Syracuse afloat on the defensive glass, but it all came undone when Briana Day had to replace Leary in the middle.SU sophomore Brianna Butler canned a deep 3 4:25 into the second half to give the Orange a nine-point lead, tying SU’s largest of the game.But Leary came out at the 11:04 mark, and Gatling exploited her absence for a couple of buckets with Day a step behind her. After the second basket, Hillsman called timeout and furiously walked right up to Day as she headed toward SU’s bench.“(Gatling’s) an unbelievable post presence,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said in the postgame press conference. “And she did a very good job of getting deep post position in the second half. She had a monster second half, no doubt about that.”Burke’s 3 put NCSU up 49-48, and the Wolfpack scored on seven of its next eight possessions. Leary came back in for Day, but committed her fourth foul 1:08 later and went to the bench again.Three extended stoppages due to power issues in Greensboro Coliseum totaling more than 10 minutes long didn’t deter N.C. State from its 25-1 run. Gatling and Burke tallied 22 of those points, 16 of which came in the paint.N.C. State outrebounded SU 28-20 in the second half, and grabbed 10 offensive boards to SU’s nine defensive rebounds.At the other end, nothing fell for Syracuse. Sixteen shots went awry before a Day layup ended the drought, but SU still trailed by 13 with 7:44 left and wouldn’t draw any closer than nine points the rest of the way.“The biggest thing that went wrong is we didn’t score,” Hillsman said. “If we continued to score being up seven, it would be a different ballgame.” Comments Published on March 7, 2014 at 4:59 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


50 years later, these Trojans still have a place to call home

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Miller FongThe USC campus is at its best. The shrubs are manicured, the unblemished cardinal and gold flowers line the planters of Alumni Park, and thousands of white folding chairs line the grass outside Doheny Memorial Library. It’s showtime. A sea of black gowns flood into the ceremony. Underneath the caps are mostly faces freshly into their 20s. There’s a frenetic energy in the air as the youth of yesterday transition into the adults of tomorrow. All of the graduates find their seats, while Miller Fong waits inside the grand behemoth at the center of campus, Bovard Auditorium. Except he’s not in a cap and gown. He wears a letterman jacket from his days as a USC tennis player that is more than double the age of most of the graduates in the crowd. Peeking out from underneath the deep red of the jacket is a USC-themed tie. It’s finally time. Fong begins the procession from Bovard Auditorium, across Trousdale Parkway and through the sea of caps and tassels. As soon as the walk starts, a roar begins to build from the crowd. One by one the black gowns rise in welcoming Fong along this sacred walk that all USC students take twice in their careers — once at convocation and once at commencement. However, Fong made this walk last year. And the year before. And the year before. Oh, and 50 years before that, on June 11, 1964. Fong is one of a few dozen Half-Century Trojans at commencement. Every year, alumni who attended USC 50 or more years ago are honored at the ceremony for their commitment to the University and their upholding the Trojan legacy. But for Fong, something is different about this year. As he makes his way through the crowd of students, stopping to high-five and shake hands with them as he goes, he throws up a “Fight On” sign, smiling so big his whole face is enveloped in the grin. He looks around, sees his family who came to support him, but is looking for one face in particular. He scans the crowd until he sees her, his granddaughter: Brynn. “She saw me walk by and she was waving,” Fong said, shaking his head at the memory.Today, they aren’t a grandfather and granddaughter separated by more than five decades. Today, they are just two Trojans joined together in celebration of each other and the university they love.That’s the beauty of the Half-Century Trojan program, says Tanya Moran, associate director of generational programs. “When they tell me their stories about the ’60s and the ’70s and how much they love this school, you really feel it,” Moran said. “You really, really feel it.”Fong, the son of Chinese immigrants, grew up in downtown Los Angeles in the 1950s. He was born in the back of his parents’ antique shop, just a few blocks from USC, and grew up helping them maintain it. Fong said it was his father’s dream that he attend the USC architecture school. In 1959, the acceptance came. “He promised — he said if I got into the school of architecture, he would dance in the streets the day that I graduated, and he danced in the streets that day.” Fong said. Fong said at USC he was one of “only a few Asian kids” in the architecture program. He worked through college at his parents’ store to afford the $1,000 USC charged for tuition each year. Fong would graduate in 1964 and go on to become a successful architect, returning to the University 12 years ago as an adjunct faculty member in the architecture school. One of his two daughters and two of his grandchildren attended USC after him. “It really makes you much more enthusiastic about the University,” Fong said. “I mean that’s really true, you’re so proud of it, that you’re a part of that journey and how much it’s changed, and it does give you perspective.”For Janet Tonkovich, her USC journey has spanned more than a century. Her grandmother graduated from USC in 1912, her parents followed suit in 1939, she and her sister graduated in the mid-1960s, respectively, and all three of her children went on to receive a USC diploma. She even was able to walk in the Half-Century Trojan graduation procession with her mother, who lived to be 100. “I didn’t want to leave,” Tonkovich says of her time at USC. “I kept finding reasons to stay.”Tonkovich was a physical education major with a specialization in dance. Fifty years before the groundbreaking of the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, there were just seven women at USC regularly taking dance classes with a piano accompaniment. The women learned all styles of dance, mostly with each other, but Tonkovich recalls one instance in which the broad, heavy-set football players joined in on a ballet workshop.“That was pretty hilarious, standing at the barre doing our ballet technique with football players trying to do the same thing,” Tonkovich said with a laugh. “That didn’t last too long, because I don’t think the guys liked it.”Back in the ’60s, USC enforced a strict dress code for women: nylon stockings, dresses instead of pants and closed-toe shoes. For a dance major, this posed a problem. Leotards and tights don’t exactly fit the dress code, and a wrong wardrobe decision could lead to women’s judicial proceedings, Tonkovich remembers.“My grandmother made me this sort of shift, but it looked like a jumper,” Tonkovich said. “So if I wore my leotard and tights and just slipped on this jumper she made, it was easy to dash across campus really fast without anyone seeing that I didn’t have nylon stockings on.”Tonkovich reminisces about her time at USC fondly, but has experienced a whole different side of USC as an alumna. As an undergraduate, she was convinced she knew everyone on campus, but she said the alumni involvements — including Troy Camp, Interfraternity boards, Trojan Guild of Orange County and Half-Century Trojans, among others — have allowed her to meet alumni and friends who she was never able to as a student.According to Half-Century Trojan President Jim Childs, this is the goal he has for the organization: to bring alumni back home. “You can stay involved with this University for 50 years or more and still enjoy it, still find it stimulating and fun and interesting,” Childs said.Childs, an upstate New York native, says his love for USC began not when he stepped foot on campus, but as a child watching the USC vs. UCLA football game on national television during Thanksgiving weekend. “You’d be sitting there freezing in Syracuse, New York, looking at this guy riding a horse into the Coliseum — that was pretty amazing,” Childs said. “And it was always in the back of my mind.”Childs studied finance at USC before pursuing a career in law. He met his wife on campus when the two had a night class together. Childs has three children and a grandson who have all attended USC.But more than the family connections, it’s about giving back to the University that has given him so much. Similarly, for Wilma Pinder, the Half-Century Trojan experience breathed new life into her love and appreciation for USC. Though she credits USC as being the foundation for her nearly 30-year legal career, she said she was not as involved in University life until her 50th reunion.“It was like I became a freshman in college all over again,” Pinder said of the reunion.After graduating from USC in 1962, she said a class she took as an undergraduate — “Law for the Non-Lawyer” — lingered in the back of her mind for nearly a decade before she made the decision to attend law school.She would go onto become the assistant city attorney of Los Angeles.Now retired, she serves as a board member for the Half-Century Trojans. After all these years, she says she will still go up to people in public with USC gear and give them the “Fight On” sign — a phenomenon that Pinder says she does not experience with her two other alma maters from which she received her master’s and law degrees. “It always had the attitude of looking out for the student well after the first degree,” Pinder said.And the Half-Century Trojans want to continue its legacy of supporting students. The organization offered 19 $10,000 scholarships to descendants of USC alumni in this past year. In addition, the program attempts to engage alumni to return to campus and see the change that has amassed in the last five decades. From attending performances at individual schools to campus tours to museum nights at the Fisher Museum of Art, the group provides a social haven for a group of former classmates who share a love for their university. “There’s something special about connecting with people that just understand you,” Moran said of the program.last_img read more


Dramatic night at Anfield

first_imgPhoto: © There were four goals, a missed penalty, a red card and a managerial dismissal as the Champions League group stages returned to Anfield last night.They could only manage a 2-all draw against Sevilla.Roberto Firmino missed a penalty for the Merseysiders.John Stones was the unlikely hero for Manchester City in Rotterdam, scoring twice in a 4-nil demoltion of Feyenoord to open up Group F.Harry Kane twice found the net for Tottenham as they banished their Wembley hoodoo with a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. Elsewhere in Group H, Cristiano Ronaldo twice found the net in a 3-nil win at home to APOEL Nicosia.Arsenal begin life in the Europa League tonight with the visit of Cologne to the Emirates.That kicks off at 8.05.Everton are in Bergamo to face Atalanta in their opening Group E game from 6.last_img read more


Georgia vs. Baylor final score: Bulldogs hold on for defensive-dominant Sugar Bowl win

first_imgNo. 5 Georgia and No. 8 Baylor concluded the New Year’s 6 slate of games on Wednesday with a defensive slugfest.For a while it seemed as if Georgia would run away with it after taking a 19-0 lead at halftime, punctuated by two Rodrigo Blankenship field goals and Jake Fromm passing touchdowns to George Pickens and Matt Landers. The Georgia defense was similarly dominant, limiting the Bears to a measly 97 yards of total offense in the first half. MORE: College football bowl scheduleBaylor, to its credit, refused to go down without a fight, scoring 14 third-quarter points behind quarterback Charlier Brewer, including a 12-yard pass to receiver Denzel Mims and a 1-yard touchdown run. But the Bears couldn’t muster another scoring drive; Brewer exited the game in the fourth quarter after a hit to the head, ending any hope Baylor had of mounting a comeback. The Bears’ offense ended the game with a punt, turnover on downs and interception.In all, Fromm completed 20 of 30 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Georgia’s Zamair White was the leading rusher in the game, notching 92 yards and a score on 18 carries. Pickens had a great game as well, catching 12 passes for 175 yards and a score. Brewer finished 24 of 41 passing for 211 yards, a score and an interception. Receiver Denzel Mims and running back Trestan Ebner led the Bears with 75 and 70 receiving yards, respectively.Check out Sporting News’ live updates, highlights and score changes for Georgia vs. Baylor:Georgia vs. Baylor score 1Q2Q3Q4QFGeorgia3167026Baylor0014014Georgia vs. Baylor scoring playsFirst quarter:0:49 — Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship 24-yard field goal (3-0 Georgia)Second quarter:12:28 — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm 27-yard touchdown to George Pickens (10-0 Georgia)8:08 — Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship 31-yard field goal (13-0 Georgia)1:51 — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm 16-yard touchdown to Matt Landers; Georgia missed 2-point conversion. (19-0 Georgia)Third quarter:12:14 — Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer 12-yard touchdown pass to Denzel Mims (19-7 Georgia)7:16 — Georgia running back Zamir White 13-yard touchdown run (26-7 Georgia)4:10 — Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer 1-yard touchdown run (26-14 Georgia)Georgia vs. Baylor updates, highlightsFinal: Georgia 26, Baylor 1412:36 p.m.: Final stats from the Sugar Bowl: 10:29 p.m.: Bulldogs get 7 yards on the first-down carry, and that will do it for the first half. Bulldogs go into the locker room leading 19-0.10:28 p.m.: Georgia will get the ball back, but Baylor downed the Dawgs at the 4-yard line. Probably see a few runs to end the half here.10:27 p.m.: Georgia forces another punt and will take its last timeout with roughly 40 seconds remaining in the half.10:24 p.m.: Brewer pumps three times and hits Thornton for the third-down conversion. Next play he spins in the pocket, avoids a blitz and nets 5 yards on the pass. He’s sacked on the ensuing play for a loss of 4 yards, however. Bears face third-and-9 from their 38 with 49 seconds remaining.10:19 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, GEORGIA. Fromm hits Matt Landers for a 16-yard touchdown, just his fourth completion to someone other than Pickens. The Bulldogs fail their 2-point conversion, but it’s still 19-0 Georgia.Jake Fromm with a BULLET to Matt Landers for the 16 yard TD! #UGA— Boo Boo Shoester (@FTBeard11) January 2, 202010:15 p.m.: Baylor has no answer for Pickens, who catches another pass and takes it 27 yards out to Baylor’s 40-yard line. He now has 10 receptions for 163 yards.10:10 p.m.: Baylor’s Matt Rhule is livid after referees fail to notice Georgia’s DJ Daniel blatantly interfering with Tyquan Thornton’s ability to catch a long ball. Bears forced to punt three plays later.10:08 p.m.: Wow, Baylor gets it all back with a quick throw to running back Trestan Ebner, who makes a man miss for a 13-yard gain and a new set of downs.10:07 p.m.: Baylor gets the ball back and is in danger of another three-and-out. Bears convert on third down but the play is called back for holding by Xavier Newman-Johnson.10:04 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, GEORGIA. The Bulldogs’ drive stalls at the 14-yard line, but Lou Groza Award winner Rodrigo Blankenship nails it from 31 yards out it 13-0 Georgia.9:57 p.m.: Fromm connects with Pickens for his eighth catch to convert on third down. Georgia is now driving at Baylor’s 40 and Pickens has all of the Bulldogs’ 129 receiving yards.9:54 p.m.: Bad news for Baylor. Georgia forces a three-and-out and Baylor offensive lineman Blake Bedier is called for unsportsmanlike conduct after throwing a punch after the third-down play. That makes it fourth-and-20 and figures to give Georgia good field position.9:50 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, GEORGIA. Fromm throws a beautiful over-the-shoulder pass to Pickens for a 27-yard touchdown. That makes it 10-0 Georgia, which could be an insurmountable lead the way the Bulldogs’ defense is playing.Jake Fromm with an absolute DIME to George Pickens 🎯— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 2, 20209:47 p.m.: Baylor linebacker Jordan Williams, almost on cue, nearly intercepts a Fromm pass. He can’t pull it down, however, and Georgia will continue its drive from Baylor’s 44.9:45 p.m.: Georgia forces a three-and-out on Baylor’s next drive. Ensuing Bulldogs drive sees them cross midfield after four plays. A touchdown here might be enough to end it.End of first quarter: Georgia 3, Baylor 09:37 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Georgia. The Bulldogs use their first big play of the evening to get on the board first. Georgia 3, Baylor 0.9:34 p.m.: After each team punts, Fromm finds George Pickens for a huge 46-yard gain through the air via a flea-flicker.Flea Flicker!!!!Jake Fromm (@FrommJake)toGeorge Pickens (@geo_Thagoat)#SugerBowl | #GoDawgs— GEORGIA HEROES (@GeorgiaHeroes) January 2, 20209:23 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Georgia. Brewer wastes the first real scoring chance of the game by throwing a pick, though in fairness to him it was deflected into the air.Tip-drill. One-handed. Elite level of concentration.What an impressive interception.(via @ESPN)— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) January 2, 20209:19 p.m.: A pass interference call against the Bulldogs moves Baylor to the Georgia 26.9:14 p.m.: Baylor regains possession by … another punt. That’s three in the first seven minutes of action.9:10 p.m.: Baylor punts the ball back after failing to move past its own 38. ( ( 12:32 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, BAYLOR. Zeno’s pass is intercepted by Richard LeCounte, who runs perfectly parallel out of bounds and up to the stands. Georgia will kneel on it and end this game.12:31 p.m.: Baylor now facing fourth-and-10 with no timeouts remaining and 1:51 left. If the Bears don’t convert Georgia can kneel it and end the game.12:29 p.m.: And now Mims exits the game with what looks like a stinger. One play later Baylor gets a first down at its 22.12:27 p.m.: Baylor takes over at its 7-yard line with 2:54 after the punt. Quarterback Jacob Zeno is in at quarterback now.12:24 p.m.: Baylor’s defense stands strong and brings on fourth down. Considering the time left on the clock, there might not be enough time for a comeback, especially without Brewer.12:17 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, BAYLOR. Linebacker Nolan Smith sacks Bohanon on fourth down, forcing a turnover on downs. Georgia will get the ball back with great field position and about five minutes left to play. That might be it.12:17 p.m.: Baylor facing fourth-and-11 at Georgia’s 48. Could be the game right here.12:15 p.m.: Baylor meanwhile haas it third-and-1 at Georgia’s 48. Hasty gets 2 yards and a first down. Bears are still down two possessions with under 7:30 to play.12:14 p.m.: Brewer is being carted off the field, seemingly lucid. An unfortunate reminder of how rough this game is on the players’ bodies.12:12 p.m.: Good news for Baylor. Brewer is up. But he looks concussed and shouldn’t continue playing.12:09 p.m.: Baylor backup quarterback Gerry Bohanon is warming up.12:07 p.m.: Brewer scrambles again and gets almost all the yardage needed. But he’s tackled late out of bounds by Georgia’s Travon Walker, netting Baylor 15 yards and a first down. Brewer is still down on the sideline. It’s worth noting he was concussed in the Bears’ Big 12 championship game against Oklahoma.Baylor QB Charlie Brewer out of the ball game after this hit— CFB Home (@CFBHome) January 2, 202012:05 p.m.: Brewer scrambles 11 yards for a first down out to the 21-yard line. With time winding down under 10 minutes, this is a must-score drive.12:04 p.m.: Brewer tries to hit Mims on the deep ball but doesn’t put quite enough air under it. Bears facing 2nd-and-10 from the 10-yard line.11:59 p.m.: Wow, Fromm had Demetrius Robertson all alone in the end zone but he underthrew him. Even so the ball dropped right into Robertson’s hands and he dropped it. One play later, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year James Lynch sacks Fromm for a loss of 3 to make it fourth down.11:58 p.m.: Fromm hits Pickens on a quick comeback route and he makes several people miss en route to an 11-yard gain to Baylor’s 45. Bears still have no answer for him.11:57 p.m.: Georgia starting to get several chunk plays along the ground. They’re wearing down on Baylor’s defense.11:55 p.m.: Fromm hits a wide-open Tyler Simmons on the sideline for a key third-down conversion. Bulldogs get a new set of downs at their 32 and get out from the shadow of their own end zone.11:53 p.m.: Georgia tries to catch Baylor napping and hit Pickens deep. Baylor doesn’t fall for it and has it well-defended. Second-and-10 for Georgia now.11:52 p.m.: Brewer’s attempt is knocked down at the line of scrimmage. Baylor punts and downs Georgia at its 1.End of third quarter: Georgia 26, Baylor 1411:48 p.m.: Baylor facing third-and-5 from Georgia’s 48 to start the fourth quarter. Looks like four-down territory.11:44 p.m.: Refs award Baylor the first down after review. Bears have it first-and-10 instead of fourth-and-1.11:41 p.m.: Bears facing fourth-and-1 from their own 45 and are going for it without hesitation (assuming replay doesn’t award them a first down after R.J. Sneed’s catch).11:40 p.m.: Baylor takes over at its 35 after Georgia’s punt. Could be a big drive here.11:38 p.m.: Baylor nets two sacks on Fromm on consecutive plays. Bulldogs are going backwards, facing third-and-17. Sacks come courtesy of James Lockhart and Bravvion Roy.11:34 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BAYLOR. Brewer punches it in himself from 1 yard out to make it 26-14 Georgia. Bears refuse to go away in the third.Charlie Brewer 1 yard TD run! #SugarBowl— Boo Boo Shoester (@FTBeard11) January 2, 202011:33 p.m.: Baylor now facing third-and-goal from the 1. Absolutely a must-score situation right here.11:31 p.m.: Georgia’s called for pass interference, giving Baylor first-and-goal at the 2.11:30 p.m.: On the next play, Ebner takes it off left tackle for a 17-yard gain. Bears are knocking first-and-10 at the 14.11:27 p.m.: Baylor gets a long gain on a slip screen to Ebner, but an unsportsmanlike penalty negates it. Thankfully for the Bears, a facemask on the play by Georgia still nets them 15 yards to the 31-yard line.11:25 p.m.: Baylor not giving up. Brewer hits Thornton for a 17-yard gain to Baylor’s 45. Every drive is must-score now.11:22 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, GEORGIA. One play later, Zamir White takes it in from 13 yards out to make it 26-7 Georgia. Absolutely devastating couple of plays there by Georgia.Charlie Woerner and Eli Wolf put on a blocking clinic on this Zamir White TD.@EliWolf16 @coach_thartley @DellMcGee @zeus1_34— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) January 2, 202011:20 p.m.: Scratch that! Georgia runs the fake field goal and placekicker Jake Camarda runs for 6 yards on fourth-and-2!\Georgia got creative on the field goal attempt, then they scored 6 😤— ESPN (@espn) January 2, 202011:18 p.m.: Georgia, facing third-and-13, gets a chunk of it back with an 11-yard connection between Tyler Simmons to make it fourth-and-2. Blankenship is coming on for a 36-yard field goal.11:16 p.m.: Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh bounces the ball outside and gets a nice 12-yard gain to the Baylor 27. Bulldogs are starting to impose their will now.11:13 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, BAYLOR. Georgia outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari strip-sacks Brewer from behind and it’s recovered by Peyton Mercer. Georgia has the ball at the Baylor 47.11:09 p.m.: And now Rhule calls timeout.11:09 p.m.: Baylor’s drive stalls just past midfield, and now the Bears have a choice to make. looks like they’re going for it on fourth-and-4.11:08 p.m.: A Georgia penalty and 6-yard JaMycal Hasty run gets Baylor out to the Georgia 46-yard line.11:04 p.m.: And now Baylor forces a three-and-out. Another score here and the Bears are right back in it.11 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BAYLOR. And on the next play, Brewer hits receiver Denzel Mims for a 12-yard touchdown with Eric Stokes in coverage. A huge drive for Baylor that makes it 19-7 Georgia.Denzel Mims just keeps on producing, fantastic at the catch point— NFL Warehouse (@NflWarehouse) January 2, 202010:58 p.m.: Baylor with some success on its first drive out of the half. The Bears are driving all the way down to Georgia’s 13 off eight plays.Halftime: Georgia 19, Baylor 010:30 p.m.: First-half stats from the Sugar Bowl: 9:04 p.m.: Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm missed Pickens on third-and-6 from the Bulldogs’ 40-yard line, forcing a Georgia punt. The Bears will take over at their 17-yard line.9:03 p.m.: Freshman receiver George Pickens gets two catches in Georgia’s first three plays, including a third-down-converting play on third-and-3.9:01 p.m.: Baylor kicks a touchback, and Georgia will take over at its 25-yard line.last_img read more