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Dayton will be down one player in opener

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 6:39 PM

Dayton’s Matej Svoboda plays against Ohio Dominican on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
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Dayton’s Matej Svoboda plays against Ohio Dominican on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff(Staff Writer)

Dayton Flyers freshman forward Matej Svoboda will miss the season-opening game Friday against Ball State because of an illness.

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Svoboda scored 13 points in the exhibition victory against Ohio Dominican on Saturday. This would have been the UD debut for the Czech Republic native, but he will have to wait until Thursday when Dayton plays Hofstra in the Charleston Classic.

Dayton will have nine scholarship players available for the opener.

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NFL scout eyes Iowa’s Josh Jackson, James Daniels as possible first-round picks

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 5:00 AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The NFL scouting world was prepared for Iowa junior cornerback Josh Jackson to declare for April’s draft after one of the most dynamic seasons by a defensive back in recent memory.

As for center James Daniels, who also decided to forgo his senior year for the draft, that was a bit of surprise. That sent hard-core NFL scouts like Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads Scouting Services, scrambling through video to put together a good breakdown of the athletic offensive lineman.

“He was one of those late declares,” Shonka said. “I had no idea he was going to come out.”

Shonka and the rest of the national scouts are quite aware of Daniels and Jackson as the NFL combine approaches in about 10 days. Daniels, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 295 pounds, is considered the draft’s most athletic interior lineman and a borderline first-round pick. If Daniels is picked on the first night, he’ll be the fifth first-round offensive lineman under Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz.

“Because of [Daniels’] zone blocking ability, his size and his athletic ability, [Ohio State center Billy] Price might be the only center going ahead of him,” said Shonka, who projected Daniels as a late second-rounder. “Some people think he can play guard.

“I see him more as a second-round guy.”

Three NFL draft analysts — ESPN’s Todd McShay, and NFL Network’s Charley Casserly and Daniel Jeremiah — slot Daniels in the first round. Other rankings have him at or near the top of the list for centers and interior linemen.

Jackson, who posted national highs in interceptions (8) and passes defensed (26), is a virtual lock to join Tom Knight (1997) and Craig Clemons (1972) as Iowa’s first-round defensive backs.

Nearly every national mock draft — except NFL Network’s Chad Reuter — has Jackson as a first-rounder. Shonka said Jackson’s speed will determine where he will go.

“Being a one-year starter, to me that’s concerning,” Shonka said. “Obviously, he had some pretty good players ahead of him [Desmond King, Greg Mabin], but you’re talking about a first-round guy.

“How fast is he going to run? It’s probably going to determine where he gets drafted. If he runs really fast, if he runs in the 4.4s, I could see him being in the bottom third of the first round because of his ball skills and he’s got that length that all of the NFL defensive back coaches like. But he’s not a finished product by any stretch of the imagination. I think in certain schemes, he needs work, in certain coverages. What he played at Iowa, he was very good.”

Daniels and Jackson are two of five former Hawkeyes who will head to the combine. Also attending are running back Akrum Wadley, linebacker Josey Jewell and guard Sean Welsh.

Click here for Land of 10’s mock draft

 

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Olympics Hockey: Schedule, scores, standings, results for Sunday (02/18/2018)

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 1:00 AM

Olympics Hockey 2018 continues Sunday, Feb. 18. You can find the full schedule, scores, standings and the results below.

The USA women’s hockey team beat Finland in a semifinal.

Olympics Hockey: Schedule, scores for Sunday

Sunday, February 18

LIVE SCORES

  • Men’s hockey (Group A): Czech Republic 4, Switzerland 1
  • Women’s hockey (Classification for Nos. 5-8): Japan 2, Sweden 1 (OT)
  • Men’s hockey (Group A): Canada 4, South Korea 0
  • Men’s hockey (Group C): Sweden 3, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey (Semifinals): USA 5, Finland 0

Olympic Men’s Hockey: Standings

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Group A

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts. Qualification
1 Czech Republic 2 1 0 0 9 4 +5 8 Quarterfinals
2 Canada 2 0 1 0 11 4 +7 7 Possible quarterfinals
3 Switzerland 1 0 0 2 10 9 +1 3 Qualification playoffs
4 South Korea 0 0 0 3 1 14 -13 0 Qualification playoffs

Group B

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts. Qualification
1 Olympic Athletes from Russia 2 0 0 1 14 5 +9 6  Quarterfinals
2 Slovenia 0 2 0 1 8 12 -4 4 Possible quarterfinals
3 USA 1 0 1 1 4 8 -4 4 Qualification playoffs
4 Slovakia 1 0 1 1 6 7 -1 4 Qualification playoffs

Group C

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts. Qualification
1 Sweden 3 0 0 0 8 1 +7 9  Quarterfinals
2 Finland 2 0 0 1 11 6 +5 6 Possible quarterfinals
3 Germany 0 1 0 2 4 7 -3 2 Qualification playoffs
4 Norway 0 0 1 2 2 11 -9 1 Qualification playoffs

Olympic Women’s Hockey: Standings

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Group A

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts. Qualification
1 Canada 3 0 0 0 11 2 +9 9 Semifinals
2 USA 2 0 0 1 9 3 +6 6 Semifinals
3 Finland 1 0 0 2 7 8 -1 3 Quarterfinals
4 Olympic Athletes from Russia 0 0 0 3 1 15 -14 0 Quarterfinals

Group B

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts. Qualification
1 Switzerland 3 0 0 0 13 2 +11 9 Quarterfinals
2 Sweden 2 0 0 1 11 3 +8 6 Quarterfinals
3 Japan 1 0 0 2 6 6 0 3 Classification
4 Korea 0 0 0 3 1 20 -19 0 Classification

Olympics Hockey: Scores, results

Saturday, February 10

  • Women’s hockey: Sweden 2, Japan 1
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 8, Korea 0

Saturday, February 11

  • Women’s hockey: USA 3, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey: Canada 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0

Monday, February 12

  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 3, Japan 1
  • Women’s hockey: Sweden 8, Korea 0

Tuesday, February 13

  • Women’s hockey: Canada 4, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey: USA 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 2, Sweden 1

Wednesday, February 14

  • Women’s hockey: Japan 4, Korea 1
  • Men’s hockey: Slovakia 3, Olympic Athletes from Russia 2
  • Men’s hockey: Slovenia 3, USA 2 (OT)
  • Men’s hockey: Finland 5, Germany 2
  • Women’s hockey: Canada 2, USA 1

Thursday, February 15

  • Men’s hockey: Sweden 4, Norway 0
  • Women’s hockey: Finland 5, Olympics Athletes from Russia 1
  • Men’s hockey: Czech Republic 2, South Korea 1
  • Men’s hockey: Canada 5, Switzerland 1
  • Men’s hockey: USA 2, Slovakia 1

Friday, February 16

  • Men’s hockey: Olympic Athletes from Russia 8, Slovenia 2
  • Men’s hockey: Finland 5, Norway 1
  • Men’s hockey: Sweden 1, Germany 0
  • Men’s hockey: Czech Republic 3, Canada 2 (shootout)
  • Women’s hockey quarterfinal: Olympic Athletes from Russia 6, Switzerland 2

Saturday, February 17

  • Men’s hockey: Switzerland 8, South Korea 0
  • Women’s hockey quarterfinal: Finland 7, Sweden 2
  • Men’s hockey: Olympic Athletes from Russia 4, USA 0
  • Men’s hockey: Slovenia 3, Slovakia 2 (shootout)
  • Men’s hockey: Germany 2, Norway 1 (shootout)
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 2, Korea 0

Sunday, February 18

  • Men’s hockey (Group A): Czech Republic 4, Switzerland 1
  • Women’s hockey (Classification for Nos. 5-8): Japan 2, Sweden 1 (OT)
  • Men’s hockey (Group A): Canada 4, South Korea 0
  • Men’s hockey (Group C): Sweden 3, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey (Semifinals): USA 5, Finland 0

Monday, February 19

  • Women’s hockey (Semifinals): Canada vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): USA vs. Slovakia, 10:10 p.m.
  • Women’s hockey (Finals for No. 7-8): Sweden vs. Korea, 10:10 p.m.

Tuesday, February 20

  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): Slovenia vs. Norway
  • Women’s hockey (Finals for No. 5-6): Switzerland vs. Japan, 2:40 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): Finland vs. South Korea 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): Switzerland vs. Germany, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Czech Republic vs. TBD, 10:10 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21

  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Olympic Athletes from Russia vs. TBD 2:40 a.m.
  • Women’s hockey: Bronze medal, 2:40 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Canada vs. TBD, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Sweden vs. TBD, 7:10 a.m.
  • Women’s hockey: Gold medal, 11:10 p.m.

Friday, February 23

  • Men’s hockey: Semifinal, 2:40 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Semifinal, 7:10 a.m.

Saturday, February 24

  • Men’s hockey: Bronze medal, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Gold medal, 11:10 p.m.

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NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL draft order (02/18/2018)

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 2:30 AM

NFL mock drafts for 2018 are here with projections. You can check out predictions, players and a first-round draft order below.

Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at the quarterback position. Mock drafts from ESPN and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks filling up the top 10 this year.

Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts, including Land of 10’s own projection.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players

Land of 10 predictions

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DL, N.C. State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  6. New York Jets — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Derwin James, DB, Florida State
  8. Chicago Bears — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, DB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  11. Miami Dolphins — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  13. Washington Redskins — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  14. Green Bay Packers — Joshua Jackson, DB, Iowa
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Mike McGlinchey, G, Notre Dame
  18. Seattle Seahawks — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  20. Detroit Lions — Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  21. Buffalo Bills –Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  22. Buffalo Bills — Arden Key, DL, LSU
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  24. Carolina Panthers — Marcus Davenport, DL, UTSA
  25. Tennessee Titans — Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Vita Vea, DL, Washington
  27. New Orleans Saints — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Harold Landry, LB, Boston College
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
  31. New England Patriots — Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Ogbonnia Okoronwko, LB, Oklahoma

NFL mock draft 2018: ESPN projections by Todd McShay

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  6. New York Jets — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama
  8. Chicago Bears — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Tremaine Edmunds, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
  11. Miami Dolphins — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Connor Williams, T, Texas
  13. Washington Redskins — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  14. Green Bay Packers — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Orlando Brown, T, Oklahoma
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  20. Detroit Lions — Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia
  21. Buffalo Bills — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  22. Buffalo Bills — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Billy Price, G/C, Ohio State
  24. Carolina Panthers — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  25. Tennessee Titans — Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
  26. Atlanta Falcons — James Daniels, G/C, Iowa
  27. New Orleans Saints — Harold Landry, OLB, Boston College
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Mike McGlinchey, T, Notre Dame
  31. New England Patriots — M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

NFL mock draft 2018: Top players, projection for first round

CBS Sports projection

  1. Cleveland Browns — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  2. New York Giants — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  6. New York Jets — Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  8. Chicago Bears — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  10. Oakland Raiders — Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  11. Miami Dolphins — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Orlando Brown, T, Oklahoma
  13. Washington Redskins — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  14. Green Bay Packers — Arden Key, DE, LSU
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Da’Ron Payne, DL, Alabama
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  20. Detroit Lions — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  21. Buffalo Bills — Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  22. Buffalo Bills — Billy Price, C, Ohio State
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
  24. Carolina Panthers — Jamarco Jones, T, Ohio State
  25. Tennessee Titans — James Daniels, G/C, Iowa
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
  27. New Orleans Saints — Harold Landry, DE, Boston College
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Connor Williams, T, Texas
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Mike McGlinchey, T, Notre Dame
  31. Philadelphia Eagles — Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford
  32. New England Patriots — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

2018 NFL Draft: First-round order

The draft order was finalized after the Super Bowl.

1. Cleveland Browns

2. New York Giants

3. Indianapolis Colts

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Denver Broncos

6. New York Jets

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Chicago Bears

9. San Francisco 49ers OR Oakland Raiders (coin flip)

11. Miami Dolphins

12. Cincinnati Bengals

13. Washington Redskins

14. Green Bay Packers

15. Arizona Cardinals

16. Baltimore Ravens

17. Los Angeles Chargers

18. Seattle Seahawks

19. Dallas Cowboys

20. Detroit Lions

21. Buffalo Bills

22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs)

23. Los Angeles Rams

24. Carolina Panthers

25. Tennessee Titans

26. Atlanta Falcons

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

29. Jacksonville Jaguars

30. Minnesota Vikings

31. New England Patriots

32. Philadelphia Eagles

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Joel Embiid impresses in first NBA All-Star appearance

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 6:32 PM

In just his second healthy year in the NBA, Joel Embiid is an NBA All-Star.

A budding superstar for the Philadelphia 76ers, Embiid was previously selected as a starter for the 2018 NBA All-Star game, where he represented ‘Team Stephen,’ and did did so in impressive fashion.

After quickly reaching double figures in the scoring column, Embiid finished his first NBA All-Star game with 19 points, which tied with Kevin Durant for the fourth-most among all participants. Embiid also recorded 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist and 1 steal, and more notably, finished as the only starter on Team Stephen with a positive plus-minus (+5).

A former one-and-done for the Kansas Jayhawks, Embiid was drafted with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. However, a navicular bone fracture, among other ailments, prevented Embiid from making his NBA debut until the 2016-17 season.

After playing just 31 games as a rookie last season, Embiid is enjoying much-improved health throughout the 2017-18 campaign, and thus, has quickly blossomed into one of the top young talents in the NBA. In 44 games, Embiid is leading the way for the Sixers, averaging 23.7 points, 11.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 blocks per game.

Courtesy of such an effort, Philadelphia is 30-25 entering the All-Star break after winning just 28 last season, and thus, is firmly in the NBA playoff picture as a 7-seed.

Embiid is the Sixers’ first NBA All-Star since Jrue Holiday in 2013.

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