Editors USA TODAY Published 3:54 AM EDT Apr 17, 2019 Notre Dame fire: Macron calls for unity to rebuild iconic cathedral French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a Cabinet meeting Wednesday fully dedicated to the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. In a televised address, Macron, who wants to see the 12th-century cathedral rebuilt within five years, made a call to unity and to set aside political differences to work on rebuilding plans. Experts say repairs could require a delicate balance of restoring the majestic building's unique look with fortifying the structure for the future. Meanwhile, religious statues that sat atop the cathedral had been removed as part of a $6.8 million renovation of the towering spire that fell to the ground. Notre Dame’s heritage director, Laurent Prades, told The Associated Press that the only piece of architecture damaged inside the building is the high altar, which was installed … [Read more...] about Notre Dame Cathedral fire, NFL schedule: 5 things to know Wednesday
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Just six East Sussex Football League matches and one cup tie went ahead last weekend. For the second successive Saturday, the majority of the scheduled programme succumbed to the wet weather. In the Premier Division, Northiam 75 came down to an earth with a bump after the previous weekend’s cup victory over higher grade Westfield as they lost 7-0 away to Sedlescombe Rangers.See also: * 10-man Westfield so close to beating undefeated leaders* Hastings United investigate alleged incident between player and fan* Hollington United win 7-0 to go level on points with leadersPhilip Hatch and Ryan Edwards struck twice each, and there was one apiece for Kye Phillips, Dom Bristow and Harvey Monk as Sedlescombe climbed a place to sixth in the table. Northiam remain four points above the bottom two.Punnetts Town moved three points clear at the top of Division One on the back of a 6-0 success at home to Crowhurst. Jack Divall netted a hat-trick, and Patrick Johnson, Kirk Ferguson and Tim … [Read more...] about East Sussex Football League: Seven games beat the weather
Brent Schrotenboer USA TODAY Published 8:17 PM EST Feb 8, 2019 SAN DIEGO — The longtime agent for NFL quarterback Tom Brady is starting a new pro football league next year in Southern California called Pacific Pro Football. His name is Don Yee. And it might not be long before his league and other new pro football ventures disrupt and influence the lucrative worlds of college and pro football. Take the case of Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The rising sophomore is not eligible to play in the NFL until 2021, according to NFL rules that require first-year players to be at least three years removed from high school. But Yee’s new league won’t be bound by such rules. Asked how much his league would be able to offer Lawrence, Yee told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that “it would be a compelling and significant proposal.” “He is a unique talent, and we'd simply want to give him a choice." This is new territory for the elite levels of … [Read more...] about Pro football: Will new leagues like AAF, XFL change NFL, college game?
Deeping Rangers warmed up for next weekend's Buildbase FA Vase last-16 clash by recording a seventh successive league win.The Clarets claimed three points at Wellingborough Town this afternoon to remain level on points with second-placed Rugby Town in the Future Lions United Counties League Premier Division.Dan Flack's penalty broke the deadlock then Dan Schiavi and Dan Jarvis produced a quickfire double at the start of the second half.Meanwhile, Pinchbeck United beat sixth-placed Cogenhoe United 2-1 at the Sir Halley Stewart Field thanks to first-half goals from Liam Adams and Lee Beeson (penalty).The Knights moved back above Holbeach United who were left frustrated when the scheduled trip to Eynesbury Rovers was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.Bourne Town fought out a goalless draw with St Andrews at Abbey Lawn in Division One.Spalding United failed to build on last week's stunning 7-3 win as they lost 2-1 at Lincoln United in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League East Division … [Read more...] about FOOTBALL: Magnificent seven for Clarets
Editors USA TODAY Published 3:41 AM EST Dec 29, 2018 Top teams face off in College Football Playoff The next step to crowning a college football national champion will be taken Saturday as the playoff commences with the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl. The action gets started at 4 p.m. ET as Notre Dame faces Clemson – who will be without star defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence – at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. No. 1 Alabama will then take on the Oklahoma Sooners and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray at 8 p.m. in Miami. The winner of those two games will meet in the national championship game on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, Calif. More: Players know Alabama fatigue is real, but that doesn't stop title quest More: Like it or not, Notre Dame's role as college football power broker secure Utah to lower legal standard for drunken-driving On Sunday, Utah will become the first state to lower the legal standard for driving under the influence … [Read more...] about College Football Playoff, winter storm: 5 things to know this weekend