by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The new Wellington City Council continues to address that spreading disease known as “pothole-itis” inflicting our many miles of roads within the city limits. The council studied four road projects within the city limits at a work session last week and a council meeting Tuesday night.Those projects include:â€¢the Vandenburg project, the by-pass highway connecting A Street to 16th Street;â€¢the Lincoln Street project in southeast Wellington to start this summer;â€¢a proposed project which will resurface U.S. 81 from Harvey to the south city limits;â€¢and the possible paving of Hillside Street which is currently a dirt road servicing Worden Park on the north side of town.Vandenburg project â€”The Vandenburg project continues on schedule, Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said. Observers can see a big pile of milling from the old highway ready to be spread. That milling will go on various places in town in need of road repair.The base has been established on the north end which is being built of concrete. Estimates for the reopening of the road, which was closed on March 18, will be in September.The total cost of the project will be $2.12 million for a new highway and a 10-inch sewer line which runs parallel to the west side of the road. The cost to the city of Wellington will be $553,000. The road construction project is a split with the Kansas Department of Transportation, which pays 80 percent of the project. The other 20 percent will be paid by the city. The road bid was $1.894,931 The city picked up all of the water line project cost which is budgeted at $275,000.The new road will include two lanes, shoulders, and turn lanes in specific areas. The medians will also be taken out at the north edge of the project to make it easier for wide loads to get through.Lincoln project â€”The Wellington City Council Tuesday approved designating Lincoln Street as a major thoroughfare and to open bids for what engineering estimates at $1.5 million to resurface the street from Woodlawn Ave. to the compost pile on the east side city limits.Collins said the project will be placed up for bid to a construction company this next month, and he estimates that the project will start in July. It will last approximately five to six months.The city will be speaking with Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad about using its land as a detour. The cost of the project has been increased due to the width of the road. Lincoln is 45 feet across, unusually wide for a city street. The city staff is looking into narrowing it.Collins said the city is also studying the repaving of the road connecting Woodlawn from Lincoln to Harvey. However, that will depend on the bids and whether or not the city can afford it.U.S. 81 from Harvey to south city limits â€”The city is seeking funding for the resurfacing of U.S. 81 which starts at Harvey Street to the Wellington south city limits at the Botkin intersection. The new surfacing is estimated to cost around $1 million. The city is looking for an 80-20 split in which KDOT will pay the other 80 percent.Collins said in order to get the maximum amount of funding it would need to apply for two grants known as KLINK projects. The first grant would resurface Harvey to the railroad tracks and then the second project would go from the railroad to Botkin.Proposed Hillside Street projectÂ â€”At the work session on April 30, the council discussed whether or not to pave Hillside Street, which services the Worden Park Sports Complex traffic. The paving would start at H Street and go toward the west side to the west city water tower.That project has been budgeted for 2016 in the capital improvement fund. However, Collins recommended that the project be moved up to 2014. The cost to pave the road to city standards and build up Hillside would cost city taxpayers $250,000 to $275,000. He said the road is nearly graded daily and would not hold up due to the heavy use.After discussion, the council asked Collins to see if there was a project that can be delayed and move up the Hillside project.The board also approved a $165,000 for paving, curbing and guttering to Boundary Road from U.S. 160 to the northern property line which is to service the proposed Best Western Motel north of the McDonald’s Restaurant. The project will cost $165,000 with $100,000 being paid to the improvement district (motel owners) and $65,000 to the city at large.The latest update as of Thursday on the motel is that it has applied for a loan and is waiting for acceptance. Collins said once that occurs the owners will proceed with the construction of the facility. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (18) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down anon · 379 weeks ago and what makes these projects different from the westborough project…how is the city paying for these projects.? Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 379 weeks ago Wasn’t there an agreement with the neighborhood that Vandenburg would remain a residential only street? Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 379 weeks ago And why can’t you fix N. H….our road is crap…hello…or lower our taxes… Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 379 weeks ago Am I understanding correctly that Vandenburg will be asphalt, and not concrete? Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down bubba · 379 weeks ago Vandenburg will be concrete I believe. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Michael · 379 weeks ago Are you serious they are talking about doing Hillside which should have never been done with city money(Worden Park) to start with and all the bad roads in town???????????? Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Rolling Stone · 379 weeks ago Full steam ahead (no pun intended). All this work needs done. Might check, don’t think railroad crossing is used anymore on south highway 81. Yes, North H Street needs to be on the list (15th Street to Hillside). Believed North H was proposed some years ago, but council said “No”. Don’t mention Westborough again or the city will have to bring out the octagon and did not the council pass an ordinance years ago that if you have a permit you can pack heat? The rust has been broken and the city is on the move. Report Reply 4 replies · active 379 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down justmythoughts · 379 weeks ago I agree that N H needs to be replaced from 15th to Hillside. It’s in terrible shape right now. I also question why the city is concerned about repairing highway 81 from Harvey to Botkin. In my opinion the highway is in worse shape from 15th street to 11th street. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 379 weeks ago Just spoke to Gus Collins this Thursday morning. That picture on the top of the page is the torn up road asphalt millings to be used at the various pothole destinations around town. The road will be concrete. The Boundary Street addition, north of McDonalds, will service the new proposed hotel. Collins said that the company has gotten its paperwork into the banking loan institution and if approved then ground will be broken soon. Report Reply 1 reply · active 378 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down janejane · 379 weeks ago If remember correctly to get the KLINK money it can not be a city street unless it is part of a highway. We do have many city streets that need attention but there aren’t matching funds available for those so the city is constantly applying for help on the ones that qualify. It’s a smart thing to do. Report Reply 1 reply · active 378 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Nola BergmanDERBY – Bergman, Nola Lynn (Head), 52, died Monday, April 7, 2014.She was born September 20, 1961 to Calvin Head and Zoe Marie Head in Colorado Springs, Colo. Nola dedicated her life to helping others.She was preceded in death by her father; and son, Vance Bergman.Nola is survived by her mother; son, Benjamin Creed; siblings, Bruce Head and Yvonne (Ron) Rothe; and several nieces and nephews.Visitations will be Thursday, 1-8 p.m. with family present from 5-7 p.m.Funeral will be held 10 am, Friday, April 11, 2014; both at Smith Family Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby, Kans., 67037. Interment to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Wellington.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219.
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For over two years now, questions have been asked about the identity of the U.S. men’s national team and, for over two years now, we haven’t really had an answer to those questions.What happened to the team of absolute dogs that routinely took down bigger powerhouses with better players? Could that type of mentality be regained after it was deemed insufficient by those who wanted to bring technical, free-flowing soccer to the United States? And, if it couldn’t, what could become of a national team that is still clearly not at the level it expects to be? Friday night’s match in the CONCACAF Nations League didn’t answer all of those questions. No single game will. Those debates will rage on and on for as long as this program exists. But it did show that there is just a little bit of fight left in this U.S. team and that, deep down, that identity may still be there.The U.S. issued a perfect response to last month’s catastrophic loss to Canada, bludgeoning its northern rival 4-1 in a rematch at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla. It’s not a win that will erase all of the damage caused by that loss at BMO Field, but it’s a heck of a start and a sign that patience may just be rewarded.”We wanted to play with a desire, a hunger, a passion,” defender Tim Ream told Goal. “We didn’t do that up in Toronto and we got embarrassed. There was no way around it. We were embarrassed after that game and we did not want that to happen again. There was a conscious effort to really bring it from the first whistle and hopefully, everyone saw that.””A lot of it was just communication between the coaching staff and Brad [Guzan] and myself and some of the more experienced guys on the team,” he added. “We knew we failed last month, miserably, up in Toronto and we had it on our minds from phone calls even before coming into camp that things had to be different. There were clear lines of communication that we need to put more effort, more work, more desire, more hunger, more physicality into everything we did. That was a big theme this week.”Following a month of criticism and cynicism from many outside the program, USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter opened himself up to the critics once again before a ball was even kicked. After last month’s embarrassment, he opted for seven changes, but those changes, by and large, weren’t the ones that many wanted to see.He went with a familiar favorite in Gyasi Zardes, who hadn’t played in weeks, instead of Josh Sargent, a forward playing in the Bundesliga. He left DeAndre Yedlin, the team’s lone Premier League player, on the bench. He did opt for Jackson Yueill as the No. 6, giving a start to a young player with potential, but it came at the expense of Alfredo Morales, who has returned to form in the Bundesliga with Fortuna Dusseldorf.But those decisions were vindicated almost immediately, as the U.S. wasted no time in sending one very clear, very concise message: things were going to be different this time around. All week, the team talked about starting quickly and setting a tone, and scoring a goal less than three minutes in did exactly that. Jordan Morris’ opening goal eased any doubt still lingering from last month’s lethargic display while seemingly injecting a lot of life into the rest of the group. The fact that Sergino Dest, now officially cap-tied, set up the goal made it that much sweeter.Morris, fresh off an MLS Cup win over the weekend, then turned provider for the USMNT’s second, feeding Zardes to double the Americans’ advantage. Oft-criticized for his less-than-stellar technical ability, Zardes does deserve credit for continuing on and, ultimately, scoring goals despite the negativity. Any hope Canada had faded in the 34th minute as Ream’s free kick found the head of Aaron Long to make it 3-0. At that point, more than 10 minutes before the halftime whistle, the game was effectively over.Even following a moment of weakness, a Steven Vitoria goal that ended the clean sheet and put a slight dampener on the night, the U.S. responded. Late on, at a time where the U.S. could have been in cruise control, Zardes thumped a shot past Milan Borjan to push the scoreline to 4-1. It was a night where the U.S. could not be stopped. The sky did not fall on the USMNT.And there are a number of reasons for that. The first is that, man for man, the USMNT was flat out better than last month as it showed some of that swagger that had been missing for quite a while. Morris, Paul Arriola and Sebastian Lletget tried things, even if they didn’t come off every single time. Weston McKennie was a bully who didn’t back down, obviously angered by how often the USMNT’s midfield was exposed last time out. John Brooks, perhaps the USMNT’s most important player not named Christian Pulisic these days, was calm and confident while sending the message that absolutely nothing Canada tried was going to work.On the other hand, Canada looked more like the team that existed over the past 34 years than the one that appeared to turn a corner last month. The back line was shambolic on virtually every goal. Alphonso Davies, deployed as a left back much like he is at Bayern Munich, struggled and even was called for a stunning indirect free kick after juggling the ball and heading back to his goalkeeper. Canada, overall, was naive. It looked like a team that may have bought into its own hype. Now, that pendulum swings back toward the USMNT. A win in Cuba next week will send it through to the next round of this new tournament. No match is a foregone conclusion, but a Cuba win would be one of the biggest upsets this region has ever seen. The win over Canada was the climax of this story, while the next match should, in theory, serve as an epilogue.Friday’s win made it evident that the loss in Toronto will go down as little more than a blip, not a full-blown crisis. There will be more blips along the way, more setbacks that open up new questions and new criticism. Even the most positive-minded viewer would admit that this U.S. team is still nowhere near Mexico and several steps behind the beloved USMNT teams of the past.But, if Friday night taught us anything, it’s that this team may be on a path forward, not backward, and it may just have the right players and the right mentality to put up a little fight after all.
Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford took down his Twitter and Instagram accounts after his team’s fans attacked him for performing below expectations in an upset loss to Minnesota on Nov. 9.While Clifford sometimes disengages from Twitter and Instagram right before games to focus, this instance was different. The sophomore said he received death threats and “some pretty explicit and pretty tough-to-read messages.” He is far from the only player at Penn State to be bombarded with hate from strangers for on-field play. Clifford has reactivated his Twitter and Instagram pages in recent days, but he has not posted on either medium since Nov. 5. The 21-year-old has thrown 22 touchdown passes and led Penn State to a 9-1 record and its best win percentage since 2005. Three interceptions thrown in the 31-26 loss to Minnesota, however, was enough for some fans to turn on him.”I appreciate all of the positive people that are around, but there’s also people that try to tear you down,” Clifford said. “It’s always just been better to keep your head away from that kind of stuff.”The university wrote in a statement that local authorities are aware of the allegations and are providing support to Clifford. No specific investigation into the matter has been announced. Earlier this year, a Penn State supporter penned a racially insensitive letter addressed to safety Jonathan Sutherland that bashed the defensive back’s appearance. MORE: Updated College Football Playoff pictureThe incident left Clifford and the rest of the Nittany Lions football program wondering why amateur athletes are subjected to so much vitriol.”Just a lot of things that we’re accepting in our society that we would never have accepted before,” coach James Franklin told reporters. “I’m not sure why we accept it or why we think it’s OK. Whether you’ve had 14 (beers) or not, I’m not sure why it’s OK or acceptable.”
Chargers (at DEN, $3,100 on DraftKings, $3,900 on FanDuel)Fantasy Football Week 13 Sit ‘Em: DefensesWeaker starts49ers (at BAL), Ravens (vs. SF), Bills (at DAL), Rams (at ARI), Seahawks (vs. MIN), Vikings (at SEA), Broncos (vs. LAC), Lions (vs. CHI), Cowboys (vs. BUF) WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em: QuarterbacksRegular startsPatrick Mahomes, Chiefs (vs. OAK), Lamar Jackson, Ravens (vs. SF), Deshaun Watson, Texans (vs. NE), Russell Wilson, Seahawks (vs. MIN), Drew Brees, Saints (at ATL), Dak Prescott, Cowboys (vs. BUF)Stronger startsAaron Rodgers, Packers (at NYG). The 49ers clunker really resembled the Chargers washout, but those are good pass defenses. The Giants are terrible and can’t pressure him, either.Jameis Winston, Buccaneers (at JAX). You know the drill. Expect 300 yards, multiple scores, multiple turnovers and some random rushing yards.Kyler Murray, Cardinals (vs. LAR). He was red hot before the bye, and you just saw what Jackson did to this defense as a dual threat.Tom Brady, Patriots (at HOU). The G.O.A.T. has really struggled to get digits, but he should have a healthier receiving corps here and the matchup is fantastic on Sunday night.Sam Darnold, Jets (at CIN). Darnold is doing what we expected while healthy and locked into great matchups in a better offense. That should continue here.Carson Wentz, Eagles (vs. MIA). He can probably pound out 200 yards and two touchdowns for you even with his struggles and injuries around him, but keep in mind they can win this game with a lot of running and defense.DFS bargainsNick Foles, Jaguars (vs. TB, $5,700 on DraftKings, $7,500 on FanDuel). Matt Ryan flopped in this matchup last week, but Foles has the benefit of a deep receiving corps against a bad secondary and a possible negative game script or shootout opposite Winston.Ryan Tannehill, Titans (at IND, $5,700 on DraftKings, $7,300 on FanDuel). He’s a multiple-TD machine, and his running and red-zone throwing give him a good floor and an intriguing ceiling, even in a trickier matchup on paper.Deep streamersKyle Allen, Panthers (vs. WAS), Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins (vs. MIA)WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endFantasy Football Week 13 Sit ‘Em: QuarterbacksWeaker startsJimmy Garoppolo, 49ers (at BAL). The Ravens’ pass rush and secondary are playing lights out, and he doesn’t play as well on the road.Kirk Cousins, Vikings (at SEA). The Seahawks’ pass defense is performing better than you think of late, and it’s a hostile road environment in a big game.Jacoby Brissett, Colts (vs. TEN). The shine is off him and this passing game, big time.Baker Mayfield, Browns (at PIT). He has done well of late, but the Steelers’ defense keeps him from being recommended in Pittsburgh.Derek Carr, Raiders (at KC). The Chiefs are coming off a bye with a better secondary than you think and a healthier pass rush at home, so this is a situation to avoid.Philip Rivers, Chargers (at DEN). The Broncos’ pass defense on the road won’t suddenly solve his turnover problems.Deep trapsJared Goff, Rams (at ARI), Andy Dalton, Bengals (vs. NYJ)WEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPFantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em: Running backsRegular startsChristian McCaffrey, Panthers (vs. WAS), Dalvin Cook, Vikings (at SEA), Saquon Barkley, Giants (vs. GB), Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (vs. BUF), Aaron Jones, Packers (at NYG), Derrick Henry, Titans (at IND), Leonard Fournette, Jaguars (vs. TB), Alvin Kamara, Saints (at ATL), Nick Chubb, Browns (at PIT), Le’Veon Bell, Jets (at CIN), Mark Ingram, Ravens (vs. SF), Josh Jacobs, Raiders (at KC), Todd Gurley, Rams (at ARI), Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler, Chargers (at DEN)Stronger startsJonathan Williams, Colts (vs. TEN). He’s going to be their lead workhorse, so play him like you would Marlon Mack (hand) again.Miles Sanders, Eagles (at MIA). He’s been dominating snaps and touches with Jordan Howard (shoulder) out, and the rookie should have his best career game against the Dolphins’ defense.Sony Michel and James White, Patriots (at HOU). Michel was decent against the Cowboys, and White should be more involved against an overrated overall Texans defense.Benny Snell Jr., Steelers (at CLE). He is the power back of choice without James Conner (shoulder), and the Browns can be giving.Tarik Cohen and David Montgomery, Bears (at DET). Cohen will get more targets with more tight end injury issues and Taylor Gabriel concussed, so he’s better for PPR, while you hope Montgomery can pop into the end zone in standard leagues.Derrius Guice, Redskins (at CAR). The Panthers tend to give up a lot of chunk runs, and he’s an explosive player who can break one when his team is trailing.Jamaal Williams, Packers (at NYG). He should join Jones in the fun of a blowout against a bad defense.DFS bargainsPhillip Lindsay, Broncos (vs. LAC, $5,000 on DraftKings, $6,300 on FanDuel). The Chargers do get Derwin James (foot) back, but he’s pretty much the guy in the backfield now, and they can be run on a lot easier than passed on.Ronald Jones, Buccaneers (at JAX, $5,100 on DraftKings, $6,200 on FanDuel). He was solid with his touches and production against the Falcons, and the Jaguars’ defense is breaking down against the run.THURSDAY FANTASY: FanDuel lineup | DraftKings lineup | DK Showdown picks | Start/SitFantasy Football Week 13 Sit ‘Em: Running backsWeaker startsJoe Mixon, Bengals (vs. NYJ). Dalton’s return helps the passing game, but the Jets have been very stingy against the run of late and there won’t be garbage handoffs in the second half.Chris Carson, Seahawks (vs. MIN). You cannot trust him in a tough matchup with the Rashaad Penny stuff floating around.Tevin Coleman, 49ers (at BAL). He had a good game against the Packers, which means, based on his game log, he’s likely to not do much against a good run defense.Darrel Williams and LeSean McCoy, Chiefs (vs. OAK). Avoid this situation if you can, as the Chiefs should have a lot more fun throwing on the Raiders.Carlos Hyde, Texans (vs. NE). The Patriots can contain him and then take him out of the game with their positive game script.Bo Scarbrough, Lions (vs. CHI). The Bears are more vulnerable up front and he’s been good in two games, but you need to avoid him if you can because he also could get completely shut down.Kenyan Drake, Cardinals (vs. LAR). Between him, David Johnson and Chase Edmonds, good luck figuring out this backfield in December.Kareem Hunt, Browns (at PIT). There’s no room for residual production in a tougher matchup, so he’s only good for deep PPR.Royce Freeman, Broncos (at LAC). His touches have gone significantly down, and he should be out of all lineups.Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em: Wide receiversRegular startsJulio Jones (if he plays) and Calvin Ridley, Falcons (vs. NO), DeAndre Hopkins, Texans (vs. NE), Michael Thomas, Saints (at ATL), Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (vs. OAK), Davante Adams, Packers (at NYG), Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, Buccaneers (at JAX), Keenan Allen, Chargers (at DEN), Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, Vikings (at SEA), Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (vs. MIN), Kenny Golladay, Lions (vs. CHI), Amari Cooper, Cowboys (vs. BUF), Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., Browns (at PIT), Cooper Kupp, Rams (at ARI), Allen Robinson, Bears (at DET), D.J. Moore, Panthers (vs. WAS), Julian Edelman, Patriots (at HOU), D.J. Chark, Jaguars (vs. TB), Courtland Sutton, Broncos (vs. LAC), T.Y. Hilton, Colts (vs. TEN), John Brown, Bills (at DAL)Stronger startsDK Metcalf, Seahawks (vs. MIN). Metcalf missed a few big-play chances against the Eagles, but the Vikings are also vulnerable to big, speedy wideouts.DeVante Parker, Dolphins (vs. PHI). You can’t deny his volume, and the matchup is fine enough.Tyrell Williams, Raiders (at KC). He should be in the mix for around a 6-60-1 line.Curtis Samuel, Panthers (vs. WAS). He’s overdue for a home-run play opposite from D.J. Moore.Jamison Crowder and Robby Anderson, Jets (vs. CIN). The Bengals cannot cover either of Sam Darnold’s top two targets in the slot or downfield.Terry McLaurin, Redskins (at CAR). There should be plenty of chucking in the second half to get McLaurin some back-end WR3 production.Will Fuller, Texans (vs. NE). The matchup isn’t great, but he looked good last week and is still on the back end of Deshaun Watson’s deep passes.DFS BargainsRobert Woods, Rams (at ARI, $5,500 on DraftKings, $7,100 on FanDuel). Woods returned and looked the most complete of the Rams’ wideouts to do something of note on Monday night. He has the best matchup against a bad secondary here.Tyler Boyd, Bengals (vs. NYJ, $5,500 on DraftKings, $6,000 on FanDuel). He called for the ball and came through last week. Now, he gets Andy Dalton throwing it to him again vs. a shaky Jets secondary.Dede Westbrook, Jaguars (vs. TB, $5,000 on DraftKings, $5,700 on FanDuel). He was busy in the loss to the Titans and should get plenty of targets working the slot against the bad secondary.Deep sleepersA.J. Brown, Titans (at IND), Mecole Hardman, Chiefs (vs. OAK)MORE WEEK 13:Waiver pickups | FAAB budget | Snap counts | Stock watch | Fantasy playoff SOSFantasy Football Week 13 Sit ‘Em: Wide receiversWeaker startsBrandin Cooks, Rams (at ARI). He probably is getting the speed of Patrick Peterson, and the Cardinals’ secondary stinks enough elsewhere for the Rams to exploit.Christian Kirk, Cardinals (vs. LAR). He will probably get the Jalen Ramsey shadow after that zone-defense disaster against the Ravens.Deebo Samuel, 49ers (at BAL). He might draw Marlon Humphrey or Jimmy Smith, so no for a rookie.Sammy Watkins, Chiefs (vs. OAK). He gets the targets, but you can’t trust him to do anything with them.Marquise Brown, Ravens (vs. SF). He is a boom-or-bust performer, and the 49ers’ defense isn’t the Rams’.James Washington, Steelers (vs. CLE). Expect them to go run-heavy and not have that Devlin Hodges-to-Washington bomb get duplicated.Sterling Shepard, Giants (vs. GB). You can’t go here with his limited production against a good secondary.Mike Williams, Chargers (at DEN). It’s more of the Allen, Henry and Ekeler show in the passing game.Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em: Tight endsRegular startsGeorge Kittle, 49ers (at BAL), Travis Kelce, Chiefs (vs. OAK), Darren Waller, Raiders (at KC), Zach Ertz, Eagles (vs. MIA), Jared Cook, Saints (vs. CAR), Hunter Henry, Chargers (at DEN)Stronger startsGreg Olsen, Panthers (vs. WAS). The Redskins have given up trying to cover anything of note in the middle of the field.Jack Doyle, Colts (vs. TEN). He should dominate the targets here with no Eric Ebron (ankle) for the rest of the season.Tyler Higbee, Rams (at ARI). He should be the latest tight end to score on the Cardinals.Kyle Rudolph, Vikings (at SEA). They are better against tight ends and Adam Thielen (hamstring) is back, but he can easily find the end zone again.Ryan Griffin, Jets (at CIN). They are designing nice scoring plays for him, and that can happen again here.DFS BargainDallas Goedert, Eagles (at MIA, $4,100 on DraftKings, $5,200 on FanDuel). Goedert was roughed up and didn’t find the end zone with his limited work behind Zach Ertz, also losing a fumble. But he can smash it against the Dolphins, who give up solid digits to athletic pass-catchers of his ilk.MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderFantasy Football Week 13 Sit ‘Em: Tight endsWeaker startsMark Andrews, Ravens (vs. SF). He can be squeezed out of the game plan, and no team covers tight ends better.Vance McDonald, Steelers (vs. CLE). Forget it after they forgot about him with Hodges last week.Jacob Hollister, Seahawks (vs. MIN). The Vikings are way more vulnerable against wideouts.Noah Fant, Broncos (vs. LAC). The Chargers will be better covering the position with Derwin James, too.Mike Gesicki, Dolphins (vs. PHI). The Eagles give up a lot to wide receivers but not much to tight ends.Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em: DefensesStronger startsPanthers (vs. WAS), Eagles (vs. MIA), Packers (at NYG), Bears (at DET), Patriots (at HOU), Jets (at CIN), Steelers (vs. CLE), Saints (at ATL), Jaguars (vs. TB)DFS Bargain Win or go home. Win and in. Must win. Survive and advance. Whatever you call your situation in Week 13, the bottom line is you can’t afford to botch a start ’em, sit ’em decision. We’re here to help with lineup advice on the all the tough calls. And for all of you DFS players trying to make some money because your season-long league was a disaster, we have some picks there, too. We even have a special start-or-sit edition for the three Thursday games, which can be found by clicking here. With no teams on bye, fantasy owners have a lot of options. However, injuries are once again an issue. Here are the key players to watch: JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee), James Conner (shoulder), Jordan Howard (shoulder), Matt Breida (ankle), Tyreek Hill (hamstring), Damien Williams (ribs), Adam Thielen (hamstring), Golden Tate (hamstring), Devonta Freeman (foot), Julio Jones (shoulder), Austin Hooper (knee), Evan Engram (foot), Alshon Jeffery (ankle), Mohamed Sanu (ankle), and Phillip Dorsett (concussion).
The 49ers looked menacing after their 37-8 win over the Packers in Week 12. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 253 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions while San Francisco’s defense sacked Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers five times and held him to just 104 passing yards and one touchdown on the night.MORE: Watch 49ers vs. Ravens live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Baltimore is the hottest team in the league right now. The Ravens have won seven straight and haven’t lost since Sep. 29. Led by the dynamic Jackson, the Ravens have topped the likes of the Patriots, Texans and Seahawks during their streak.Jackson’s also launched himself to the forefront of the MVP discussion as he has the Ravens primed for a deep playoff run.Sunday could be a preview of a potential Super Bowl matchup, but only time will tell. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Ravens vs. 49ers game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 13 NFL schedule.What channel is 49ers vs. Ravens on today?TV channel (national): FoxTV channel (Baltimore): WBFFTV channel (San Francisco): KTVULive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)The 49ers vs. Ravens game will be shown on Fox to a majority of viewers across the country. For local viewers in Baltimore and San Francisco, you can find the game broadcast on your Fox affiliate station. Kevin Burkhardt will call the 49ers vs. Ravens play-by-play action, and Charles Davis will provide analysis.You can also live stream 49ers vs. Ravens by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. One of the best games on the NFL’s Week 13 schedule is Sunday when the 49ers travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens.San Francisco (10-1) is on a roll and the only ones capable of slowing them down might be quarterback Lamar Jackson and Baltimore (9-2). MORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 1349ers vs. Ravens: What time is kickoff?Date: Sunday, Dec. 1Time: 1 p.m. ETThe 49ers vs. Ravens game starts at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 1. San Francisco heads into Sunday’s game 5-0 on the road this season while Baltimore’s 4-1 at home.49ers schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8at Buccaneers4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 2Sept. 15at Bengals1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Steelers4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4BYE—Week 5Oct. 7 (Monday)vs. Browns8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 6Oct. 13at Rams4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 7Oct. 20at Redskins1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Panthers4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 9Oct. 31 (Thursday)at Cardinals8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLNWeek 10Nov. 11 (Monday)vs. Seahawks8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 11Nov. 17vs. Cardinals4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Packers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 13Dec. 1at Ravens1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 14Dec. 8at Saints1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Falcons4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 16Dec. 21/22vs. RamsTBDTBDWeek 17Dec. 29at Seahawks4:25 p.m.FoxRavens schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sep. 8at Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 2Sep. 15vs. Cardinals1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 3Sep. 22at Chiefs1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sep. 29vs. Browns1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 5Oct. 6at Steelers1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 6Oct. 13vs. Bengals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 7Oct. 20at Seahawks4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 8BYEWeek 9Nov. 3vs. Patriots8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 10Nov. 10at Bengals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 11Nov. 17vs. Texans1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 12Nov. 25 (Monday)at Rams8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 13Dec. 1vs. 49ers1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 14Dec. 8at Bills1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 12 (Thursday)vs. Jets8:20 p.m. ETFOXWeek 16Dec. 22at Browns1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 17Dec. 29vs. Steelers1 p.m. ETCBS
Head coach Rod Brind’Amour also got in on the fun.”It’s nice to just have a little fun … we have a pretty tight-knit group. It’s great to see that they can make fun of each other,” Brind’Amour said, as per Smith. “That’s really what it’s all about.”According to The Athletic’s Kevin Kurz, Thornton will not be facing discipline for the hit on Mrazek — at least not in the form of a suspension. MORE: The story behind a Carolina Hurricanes fan who stole an entire ice cream cone at a gameThornton, on the other hand, told Bay Area Sports that it was “just a hockey play. I think we were both just having fun and just, boys being boys. A little excitement.”Joe Thornton jabs at the puck after Petr Mrazek has it covered.Mrazek tries to take a whack at Thornton and misses.Thornton… punches Mrazek square in the mask. 😳Chaos ensues. pic.twitter.com/4FDuUVfEBZ— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) December 6, 2019Regardless of how it was perceived, he Hurricanes decided to have some fun with it on Friday. It remains unknown who did it, but someone spray painted onto the ice at RCI — Carolina’s practice facility — a crime scene outline of Mrazek down on the ice behind his net.Fun times at RCI. pic.twitter.com/1njfOwFN15— Cory Lavalette (@corylav) December 6, 2019″Revenge is coming,” Mrazek laughed after seeing the outline at practice, via Hurricanes writer Michael Smith. In Thursday’s 3-2 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, Carolina Hurricanes netminder Petr Mrazek found himself on the wrong side of an altercation with Joe Thornton. After Mrazek slashed Thornton, the Sharks captain sent a punch straight to Mrazek’s mask, sending the 27-year-old goalie down to the ice as both teams started to fight.Although Mrazek was slow to get up, he led the Canes to victory with 26 saves on 28 shots while stopping all of San Jose’s shootout attempts. Following the game, he told reporters after the game that he found the play to be a “cheap shot” by Thornton, but noted he’s had worse.
MORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 1449ers vs. Saints: What time is kickoff?Date: Sunday, Dec. 8Time: 1 p.m. ETThe 49ers vs. Saints game will start at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 8.After Sunday’s game, the 49ers return home to host the Falcons while the Saints will host the Colts in primetime on “Monday Night Football” in Week 15.49ers schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8at Buccaneers4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 2Sept. 15at Bengals1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Steelers4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4BYE—Week 5Oct. 7 (Monday)vs. Browns8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 6Oct. 13at Rams4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 7Oct. 20at Redskins1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Panthers4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 9Oct. 31 (Thursday)at Cardinals8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLNWeek 10Nov. 11 (Monday)vs. Seahawks8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 11Nov. 17vs. Cardinals4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Packers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 13Dec. 1at Ravens1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 14Dec. 8at Saints1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Falcons4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 16Dec. 21/22vs. RamsTBDTBDWeek 17Dec. 29at Seahawks4:25 p.m.FoxSaints schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 9 (Monday)vs. Texans7:10 p.m. ETESPNWeek 2Sept. 15at Rams4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22at Seahawks4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sept. 29vs. Cowboys8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 5Oct. 6vs. Buccaneers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 6Oct. 13at Jaguars1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 7Oct. 20at Bears4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Cardinals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 9BYE—Week 10Nov. 10vs. Falcons1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 11Nov. 17at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Panthers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 13Nov. 28 (Thursday)at Falcons8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 14Dec. 8vs. 49ers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 15Dec. 16 (Monday)vs. Colts8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 16Dec. 22at Titans1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 17Dec. 29at Panthers1 p.m. ETFox San Francisco’s defense has been its bread and butter. The 49ers rank first in yards per game allowed (250.9), second in scoring defense (15.3), second in sacks (45) and fourth in takeaways (24). MORE: Watch 49ers vs. Saints live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)New Orleans (10-2) is one of the top teams in the NFC and a win over San Francisco on Sunday would help solidify its position at the top of the conference. The Saints have already clinched the NFC South, and now turn their focus towards securing a first-round bye and a top seed in the playoffs.Quarterback Drew Brees and co. are 9-1 in their last 10 games and don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 49ers vs. Saints game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 14 NFL schedule.What channel is 49ers vs. Saints on today?TV channel (national): FoxTV channel (San Francisco): KTVUTV channel (New Orleans): WVUE-TVLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)The 49ers vs. Saints game will be shown on Fox to select viewers in the West and Southeast. For local viewers in San Francisco and New Orleans, you can find the game broadcast on your Fox affiliate station. Kevin Burkhardt will call the 49ers vs. Saints play-by-play action, and Charles Davis will provide analysis.You can also live stream 49ers vs. Saints by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. San Francisco tries to get back in the win column on the road against New Orleans on Sunday in Week 14.The 49ers (10-2) sported one of the best records in the league up until a few weeks ago. Now, they find themselves in second place in the NFC West behind the Seahawks and fifth in the NFC playoff picture. San Francisco’s split its last four games after an 8-0 start, but a division title isn’t out of the picture just yet. Along with the Saints, the 49ers player the Falcons, Rams and Seahawks over the final weeks of the season, so there’s plenty of opportunities to move past Seattle in the standings.