Deshaun Watson delighted the Houston Texans didn’t trade Will Fuller | NFL News

first_img4:04 0:30 Deshaun Watson completes to Will Fuller for a 77 yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Deshaun Watson completes to Will Fuller for a 77 yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fuller caught all five of his targets on Sunday for 100 yards and a score in a bounce back week following his three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Week Eight defeat to the Green Bay Packers.His value as a deep-threat has been undisputed since being selected in the first round of the 2016 Draft, with niggling injuries the major hindrance to his efforts to establish himself as a consistent threat. The hope is that he has turned a corner this year in regards to his health.Speaking post-game Fuller admitted “it really sucked” to be shopped by the Texans prior to the deadline.“Just giving this organisation my all, coming to work every day, very unselfish player, do everything they ask, and then, just to be shopped around, I did feel a certain type of way,” he said.“But like I said, I’m happy to be here. I’m happy to play with Deshaun and continue to try to get wins with this organisation.”Sky Sports NFL is your dedicated channel for NFL coverage through the season – featuring a host of NFL Network programming, a new weekly preview show as well as at least five games a week and NFL Redzone, you won’t miss a moment. Don’t forget to follow us on skysports.com/nfl, our Twitter account @SkySportsNFL & Sky Sports – on the go! – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Wide receiver Will Fuller caught a touchdown for the sixth straight game on Sunday as he helped the Houston Texans to a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars after being linked with a trade to the Green Bay Packers prior to last Tuesday’s deadline. By Cameron HogwoodLast Updated: 09/11/20 1:11pmcenter_img – Advertisement – A look back at the action and talking points from Week 9 of the NFL season A look back at the action and talking points from Week 9 of the NFL season There was nobody more relieved than Deshaun Watson when Will Fuller was still a Houston Texans player after Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.Having traded Watson’s favourite target DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals this past offseason, Houston appeared ready to strip their quarterback of another weapon as they listened to offers on Fuller.The Green Bay Packers are believed to have made a run at him prior to the deadline as they sought support for Davante Adams, however the two sides were unable to agree on value.Watson and Fuller linked up well in Sunday’s 27-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the former connecting with his lead receiver for a 77-yard touchdown. It was the sixth straight game in which Fuller had hauled in a touchdown catch, marking the longest streak by any player since Antonio Brown’s eight-game stretch in 2018.“It would have been hell if they would have done that, for sure,” Watson said post-game when asked about the possibility of Fuller being traded.“Honestly. I’m glad to continue to play with Will. We’ve been making a lot of big, big plays since I came into this league, [and we’re] going to continue to do that as we continue to go the rest of this year and hopefully the rest of our careers.” – Advertisement – last_img read more

Nadal, Djokovic Renew Biggest Tennis Rivalry in Aussie Open Final

first_imgNovak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal met in the 2012 Australian Open final with Djokovic winning in five sets in five hours 53 minutes “It is the biggest rivalry we’ve seen in tennis history,” Australian former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash said.The top two seeds meet at Melbourne Park for the first time since their epic five-set final in 2012, which Djokovic won with almost six hours on the clock.The pair have produced some of the greatest matches, meeting in seven Grand Slam finals, five Grand Slam semi-finals and ne Olympic semi-final.Djokovic, 31, leads their head-to-head 27-25, with eight victories in their past 10 matches – including their memorable 2018 Wimbledon semi-final five-setter which stretched over two days.“I’ve played so many matches against him, epic matches on this court,” said the Serb. “I’m sure we’re going to have a good final.”Spaniard Nadal, 32, said he was happy to have shared “very special moments” on court with Djokovic.“We push each other to the limit of our tennis level,” he added. “Sunday (today) is going to be another episode.”Djokovic set up the tantalising final with a comprehensive semi-final win over French 28th seed Lucas Pouille, which he described as one of his best performances in Melbourne.Spain’s Nadal, meanwhile, has not dropped a set in his six matches here.Whoever wins will move closer to Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 Grand Slam victories, although Australian great Rod Laver believes Djokovic is best placed to overhaul the Swiss.Djokovic has won 14 majors after his Wimbledon and US Open victories last year, while Nadal has 17 after claiming the 2018 French Open.“When you look at his age and form in winning the last two, I’d say Djokovic has the best chance of eclipsing Federer,” said 11-time Grand Slam singles champion Laver, 80.Djokovic says beating Nadal at Wimbledon last year “mentally turned things around the most” for him.Ranked outside the world’s top 20 earlier that year after elbow surgery, Djokovic beat Kevin Anderson in the final for his first Grand Slam title since the 2016 French Open.He followed that by winning the US Open in September and reclaiming the world number one spot in November.Nadal is playing in his first tournament since the US Open after injury problems and has been surprised by his level of performance in Melbourne.“I am happy that I am competing that well that early. That’s the most important thing,” he said. “I felt myself playing well in practice before the tournament. Then you have to compete, see if you can make that happen in the competition.“I am very happy to have that feeling again. Of course, it is a little bit surprising that it happens that early.”Six-time champion Djokovic is tied with Australian great Roy Emerson and Federer in terms of all-time victories in Melbourne.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will renew their long-standing rivalry in an Australian Open final where both can create new records.Djokovic is aiming for a record seventh men’s Melbourne title, while Nadal can become the first man in the Open era to win all the Grand Slams at least twice.Today’s match will be an ATP record-extending 53rd meeting between them.last_img read more

RIO2016: Siasia Reads Riot Acts to Dream Team VI Invitees

first_img“Yes, I have read of plans by Sweden to include someone like Zlatan Ibramovich as one of their over –aged players for the Games. Good for them, but as far as we are concerned, there is nothing like fear. For us, we are trying to put up a team, and that will determine which players we are going to bring. We have played against players of stronger calibre than Zlatan. We have played against Lionel Messi and Di Maria and others.“We would rather think of the fact that they have a strong team tha‎t will play against us, and not individual players. I don’t want to jump around and start mentioning names, and later if those players are not available, we would be disappointed. So, I have to be sure of what I am doing and when that time comes we will release the names.”On the issue of players like John Mikel Obi and Ogenyi Onazi showing interest in playing for Nigeria at the Olympics, Siasia remarked: “I guess that because Mikel missed out the last time, he wants to make up for it. Not only that, the last couple of games he has played for the Super Eagles, he has been playing very well, and if he wants to be part of the team, of course he is welcome, but as I said we have to look at the positions we really, really need people. We are not going to select players because they play for the Super Eagles or because they are still under the age bracket. They have to compete with those players who actually qualified the team for the Olympics.”Coach Siasia confirmed that he has sent a provisional list of 60 players for the Games. According to him, “if your name is not on that list, then no Olympics for you. That’s why we put as many names as we can, we don’t know the Europe -based players whose clubs would release for the Games.”The U-23 coach said he smiled and stood near Brazil coach, Dunga after the draws at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro: “I told myself this is the man I would be playing against in the Final Match!”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Report to camp Monday or forget trip to BrazilDream Team VI Head Coach, Samson Siasia, has warned that any of the players invited from the domestic leagues who fail to report to camp by Monday, April 25 should not bother coming to camp, as the technical crew will work with only players available to them and are willing to play at the Olympics.Speaking after the team’s training session at the practice pitch of the Abuja National Stadium, yesterday, Siasia said he does not want to make the mistake of the past when players who had been penciled down by the coaching crew were not available when needed.“I want to work with only the players on ground, and to get them to the shape I want,” Siasia reiterated.On the issue of other teams in Nigeria’s Group B already announcing plans to include very experienced over-aged players, the U-23 gaffer said the technical crew and the players are not scared of any individual player, but would rather bother about the quality of opposition at the Olympics’ football event.last_img read more

Tottenham ‘look into ways to terminate midfielder Victor Wanyama’s contract’

first_imgTOTTENHAM are reportedly looking into ways they can move out Victor Wanyama – after growing furious at his high wage demands.Boss Jose Mourinho had hoped to offload the midfielder last month but potential new clubs were put off by his salary expectations.1 Spurs are said to be looking into ways they can terminate Victor Wanyama’s contractCredit: Getty – ContributorAnd it is now claimed by France Football reporter Nabil Djellit that Spurs could instead cut ties with the Kenyan entirely by terminating his contract completely.Wanyama, who was signed by ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino for £11.5million in 2016, has been restricted to just four appearances this campaign, playing a total of 122 minutes.But he is not in the plans of manager Mourinho, who has plenty of central midfield options with the likes of Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier and potential £50m recruit Gedson Fernandes.French club Ameins and Spanish outfit Leganes were interested in a deal for the ex-Celtic player but could not match his wages, it has been claimed.If Spurs reach an agreement with the African to pay off part of the rest of his deal, he would be free to join another club immediately.Wanyama, linked with Celtic yesterday, has not started a single Premier League game this term.He made 47 appearances in his first season at Tottenham but only 24 the following term as his popularity under Poch dwindled.Tottenham have reportedly tried to sell him on in the last two summers but to no avail.Latest Tottenham news’IT’S AMAZING’My eggs have helped 3 women become mums — I’d love to meet the kids one day’HIPPY AT HEART’Breakfast radio host Lisa Snowdon reveals what gets HER up in the morningCompetitionA CHILLING THRILLERWin a copy of The House Guest in this week’s Fabulous book competitionBARE TRUTHFrom cellulite to surgery, women reveal how they really feel about their looks1D TURNS 10How fame changed One Direction and why Zayn Malik may NEVER returnHis contract is due to end in June 2021.France football journalist Djellit said: “Tottenham could ultimately terminate Victor Wanyama’s contract.”The Kenyan of 28 years could then freely engage in Amiens or elsewhere … The saga continues.” Jose Mourinho has great fun interviewing himself about transfers at Tottenham press conferencelast_img read more

Air-quality citations hit cemetery

first_imgGLENDALE – Grand View Memorial Park, accused of improperly disposing of thousands of cremated remains, has repeatedly been cited for discharging foul odors and smoke, documents show. Inspectors with the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which enforces air-quality laws in Southern California, paid dozens of visits to the cemetery between 1998 and 2003, after nearly 60 complaints from residents about foul odors, records show. As a result, the AQMD imposed strict conditions on operations and required $37,000 in equipment upgrades. “They were causing a lot of problems. There were a lot of complaints,” said Mohsen Nazemi, the assistant deputy executive officer of engineering and compliance for the AQMD. “We did make a lot of visits.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The citations, obtained through a California Public Records Act request, are unrelated to complaints by the state Consumer Affairs Department, which found the cremated remains of some 4,000 people in storage rooms, a trash bin, on the floor and mixed with other remains. Officials also allege shoddy record-keeping, and said they believe cemetery President Marsha Lee Howard, secretary Moshe Goldsman and two trustees resold grave sites and “loaned” themselves $40,000 from the cemetery’s endowment care fund, which was set up for grounds maintenance, records show. As a result, officials halted new business in November and are taking the operators to court Jan. 19 for a permanent resolution to the case. In the meantime, the operators have been ordered not to sell new graves, and Howard, who lives on the property, was removed from day-to-day operations. Howard; her Woodland Hills attorney, Myles Mattenson; and Goldsman did not return calls Wednesday. Kevin Flanagan, a spokesman with the Consumer Affairs Department, said he was not surprised by the AQMD citations. “If they’re not following cemetery and funeral rules properly, why would they follow air-quality rules?” he said. In April 2000, inspectors responded to residents’ complaints of black smoke and were greeted by Howard, who said, “I was wondering when I was going to hear from you,” according to the documents. An afterburner for one of the five crematory ovens broke down during a cremation cycle, she told investigators, and the fire department had responded. “So far, Ms. Howard has received three (notices of violation) and one order of abatement and the complaints keep rolling in,” inspector Don Hopps wrote in his notes. In response to the Consumer Affairs allegations, residents who have loved ones buried in Grand View have filed a lawsuit alleging that remains were removed from graves, grave-site markers were discarded and graves meant for one person were re-used for other burials. Milton Friedman, a senior legal administrator overseeing the case, said his office has been sending out questionnaires to potential victims in advance of a Feb. 17 court hearing, when attorneys will ask the judge for permission to inspect the property and videotape grave sites. “We’ve had quite a few people call us,” Friedman said. “Most of the calls have complained about the lack of maintenance, the look of the cemetery. It gets emotional sometimes because there’s some family members who’ve received cremated remains from the cemetery, but now question whether those are the actual remains.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Premium Title and Springhouse Announce HELOC Hybrid Solution

first_img April 17, 2019 541 Views Altisource’s Premium Title and Springhouse recently announced the launch of HomeVal, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) hybrid solution that provides combined title search and valuation data for lenders. According to Altisource, consolidation of title and valuation information in one report can help lenders shorten the amount of time it takes to close a HELOC loan.“Lenders originating HELOC loans often absorb consumer closing costs due to market demands on small balance transactions,” said ALtisource in a statement. “HomeVal provides lenders an economical solution to satisfy title and valuation requirements at a lower cost than traditional title insurance policies and property appraisal reports.”Key features of HomeVal include:Tier I: Express – Provides estimated value, confidence score, last sold price and date, assessed value and year, current owner and full legal description.Tier II: Full – Provides features included in Tier I: Express, plus historical listing and sales information, sales comparable details, market analysis, property photographs and property taxes.Tier III: Complete – Provides features included in Tier II: Full, plus manual review of comparable selections to ensure property characteristics are relevant to the subject valuation and a full report of monetary liens recorded after the first mortgage.“We are in a unique position to leverage two Altisource businesses, Premium Title and Springhouse, and provide a unified solution to support the HELOC lending market,” said Ben Hall, VP, Premium Title. “Receiving title search and valuation data in one report, at a low-cost and in a timely manner, helps lenders to be more efficient in underwriting HELOC loans. We continue to listen to and anticipate the challenges that arise for our customers.” Premium Title and Springhouse Announce HELOC Hybrid Solution in Newscenter_img Altisource 2019-04-17 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more