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Colin Cowherd Makes Bold Statement About Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

first_imgColin Cowherd trashes Notre Dame.Dwayne Haskins looked good in moments for the Ohio State Buckeyes last year, when he filled in for J.T. Barrett, and he was sensational in the team’s Week 1 win over Oregon State.Haskins was 22-for-30 for 313 yards and five touchdowns in the 77-31 victory. He also ran twice for 24 yards.Oregon State was definitely an overmatched OSU in that match-up. Still, Haskins turned heads with his performance.He is now sixth in ESPN’s Heisman Watch, and given the stature of “Ohio State quarterback,” he will certainly have his opportunity to compete for that award as the season wears on.Among those who think Dwayne Haskins is for real is FS1’s Colin Cowherd.He appeared on former ESPN colleague Ryen Russillo’s new podcast for The Ringer, “Dual Threat.” During the conversation, things briefly turned to the Buckeyes’ ceiling with Haskins.Cowherd compared him favorably to previous Urban Meyer quarterbacks like Barrett, going on to say he’s the type of quarterback that could win “a national title or two.”“Russillo: I think you got to put Ohio State there.Cowherd: So do I. I think I do.Russillo: Ohio State has to be in that group with Clemson.Cowherd: By the way, their quarterback—he’s good. I had an NFL guy this morning text me like ‘Hey, this guy can play.’ Urban’s had a lot of these… J.T. Barrett, you kind of love him for a weekend, but then they’re like ‘Yeah, but they’re not going to play at the next level.’ But that kid at Ohio State, that’s the kind of kid that can win a national title at Ohio State. Or two. He’s special.”The full episode:According to OddsShark, My Bookie now has Ohio State at +550 to win the national championship this year.[The Ringer]last_img read more

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UN human rights chief invited by Russian authorities to visit Chechnya

At the end of a four-day visit to Moscow, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said Russian President Vladimir Putin had invited her to visit the Northern Caucasus region, including Chechnya, during her next visit to Russia, which she hoped to make “in the near future.”She added that her Office would establish a presence in Russia. “Through our now closer contact with the Government of Russia, we hope to work on developing a series of concrete, practical programmes designed to bring about tangible benefits to the enjoyment of human rights in this country,” she said on Sunday.“Such programmes will need to focus on the whole range of human rights: not simply the civil and political but also the economic, social and cultural.”The need to safeguard human rights while ensuring security in Chechnya was stressed by the UN Commission on Human Rights’ Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Yakin Ertürk, in a statement after a visit to Russia in December.Ms. Arbour said she had extensive discussions on counter-terrorism. “The people of Russia have suffered acutely from terrorist acts and they deserve both sympathy and support in addressing this problem,” she added. “They have the right to expect from their Government legitimate and effective action in confronting this threat.”In September, 338 people were killed and 747 injured when assailants took hostages in a school in Beslan, near Chechnya.But Ms. Arbour said action ceases to be legitimate, and often becomes ineffective, when it steps over clearly stated bounds set by international human rights law. “When law enforcement officers abuse their powers with impunity and when civilians have no true remedies for violations of their rights by state agents, society is doubly victimized.“The reconstruction of such regions as Chechnya will be critical both in restoring the dignity of its people and also in ending the violence,” she said, adding that her Office stood ready to help and she hoped to pursue the issue in greater detail in the future.In addition to Chechnya, Ms. Arbour discussed a wide range of pressing economic and social challenges facing Russians. “We talked of the HIV/AIDS crisis facing the world and from which Russia is not exempt,” she said. “We spoke, in particular, of the disturbing increase in rates of infection among women – a consequence, in part, of the continuing subordination of women in many parts of the world, both in the home and in society at large.” read more

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Bundesliga Round 14 TBV Lemgo beat depleted Gummersbach team continue fight against

TBV Lemgo were favorites in the match against Gummersbach due to the absence of a big number of important names in Gummersbach’s roster. After Schlinder and Mahe were out from before, now recently added to the injury list are Vedran Zrnic and pivot Lutzelberger. This was used by TBV Lemgo and led by Hermann with 6 goals have won 30:25, and moved now to the 13th place with 8 points, just one more than Neuhausen, a team that is marked for relegation at the moment.In the second game today, MT Melsungen came back after trailing by even 3 and 4 goals at home against Lubbecke and won with 32:28. Vasilakis had 10 goals for the hosts, while Niemeyer and Wilke led Lubbecke with 7 goals.This makes now 4th win in a row for Melsungen and 4th defeat in a row for Lubbecke, something the away team has to take care about very soon before it gets ugly. ← Previous Story ASOBAL (Round 12): Anaitasuna with a surprise win away at Cuenca! Next Story → Almost 13.000 fans have decided: Filip Jicha is the World’s Best Player 2012! gummersbachlemgolubbeckelutzelbergermahemelsungenniemeyerschindlervasilakiszrnic read more