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Bell eager to get back to work as 3-game suspension ends

first_imgLeVeon Bell (AP Photo/Gene Puskar/File)PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Le’Veon Bell stood at his locker, his face covered in sweat and his eagerness to kickstart his stalled NFL career palpable.His three-game suspension for a second violation of the league’s substance abuse policy over, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back is ready to get back to work, particularly after spending Sunday afternoon watching his teammates get clobbered across the state in Philadelphia.“It sucked,” Bell said.Pretty much. The team that looked borderline unstoppable at times during wins over Washington and Cincinnati was a mess against the Eagles. DeAngelo Williams, who filled in so brilliantly for Bell during the opening two weeks, slogged for just 21 yards. The offense posted its lowest point total in five years and the defense spent the afternoon futilely trying to make Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz look like a rookie.Enter Bell, limited to six of Pittsburgh’s last 22 games thanks to knee injuries and run-ins with the league’s drug policy. An All-Pro in 2014 when he emerged as one of the best all-around backs in the league, Bell believes he’s a better player than the one last seen being carted off the field in a loss to the Bengals last November with a torn MCL in his right knee.[pullquote]“I’m a lot smarter,” Bell said. “So many things I did my (in 2014) were good things. But I look back at my film now and I’m like, `What am I doing on this play? What am I doing on that play?”'[/pullquote]Sunday night’s visit from Kansas City (2-1) marks Bell’s first appearance in a game that matters in 11 months. He insists his surgically repaired right knee is fine. So, too, is the desire to prove that he’s all the way back. The faster the better.“I’ve always felt like I had to prove something to somebody,” Bell said. “That is never going to go away. I’m always going to have this personal chip on my shoulder.”Even if one of Bell’s biggest enemies the last two years has been himself. He sat the first two games of the 2015 season as part of the fallout for his arrest on DUI and drug possession charges in August, 2014. Another four-game suspension (eventually reduced to three) came down in August after Bell says he overslept and missed a drug test.“I’m not a perfect person, I never will be,” he said. “I know there are some things I can get better (at).”Probably a good idea as Bell enters the final year of the rookie contract he signed after the Steelers took him in the second round of the 2013 draft. He appeared on the verge of stardom in 2014 when he put up a combined 2,215 yards from scrimmage and proved just as dangerous catching passes as he was patiently setting up his blockers following a handoff.Over the last 330 days he’s released his own hip-hop mixtape (under the pseudonym “Juice”) and collaborated with rap legend Snoop Dogg on another track. What he hasn’t done, however, is score a touchdown or participated in a Pittsburgh victory. He made a token appearance in the first half of the Steelers’ third preseason game in August but otherwise he’s been a bystander.For the majority of Bell’s absence, Pittsburgh’s offense hardly looked like it missed him. Williams was steady and occasionally spectacular over the second half of the 2015 season and led the NFL in rushing through the first two weeks of 2016 before the team-wide pratfall in Philly.Bell believes there’s a chance for the Steelers to go to a two-back system, though Williams himself has said repeatedly he expects to go back to a secondary role once Bell is ready to go. Bell understands there may be some rust, which is why he won’t shy away from contact during practice this week.“For me not to be hit as much since last November, I’m obviously going to want a little contact, blitz pickup, just to get ready for it,” he said.Bell’s teammates are certainly ready for his familiar No. 26 to join them, particularly after a three-hour reality check at the hands of the Eagles.“He brings a lot of energy to the huddle,” left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva said. “We’re just happy he can recover from this incident and get his career back because that’s what matters to him and matters to us as well.”NOTES: S Robert Golden underwent an MRI on Monday to have the hamstring he injured against Philadelphia examined but is uncertain if he’ll be ready by Sunday.___Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img

Stingrays raise the bar

first_imgTAC CUP – ROUND 8 SHOOTING the Jets out of the sky, Dandenong Stingrays had the game on their terms…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Good week for Daniels at Millstreet International

first_imgGalway man Cathal Daniels has had a good week at Millstreet International in Cork with with his two mounts OLS Back Chat and EI Tanretto DHI. OLS Back Chat, owned by Michelle Nelson and Kieran Connors put in a solid performance all week adding just 4 jumping faults to his dressage score to finish 3rd in the Sport Ireland CCI2*. EI Tanretto DHI owned by Ian Woodhead won the 5 year old Potential Event Horse class.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Poch can’t remember what things were like when Spurs last won at Chelsea

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO admits even HE can barely remember what things were like the last time Spurs won at Chelsea.Gary Lineker’s winner back in February 1990 was the most recent occasion Tottenham returned from Stamford Bridge with bragging rights.6 Gary Lineker fires the winner in February 1990 but Spurs have not triumphed at major rivals Chelsea since thenCredit: Action Images – ReutersTheir 30 subsequent trips to SW6 have brought 19 DEFEATS and 11 draws in all competitions.Chelsea supporters have revelled in their superiority and even celebrated the 2-2 comeback draw two seasons ago — which handed Leicester the league title — as ANOTHER win.Pochettino does not have to be told about the depth of the animosity bet­ween the two sides, having also lost against the Blues at Wembley three times.And that hat-trick of defeats includes Spurs’ opening home game at their temporary home in August.6 Spurs frontman Gary Lineker hails what has now become an historic winnerCredit: Action Images – Reuters6 Mauricio Pochettino says it was a totally different world for him in the days when Spurs last triumphed at Stamford BridgeCredit: Getty – ContributorBut the Argentine conceded he had no real knowledge of English football when the Tottenham fans last had something to really celebrate at the Bridge.Boss Pochettino said: “I was in a different world. A completely different world in 1990.HOT SPUR Tottenham star Mousa Dembele casts doubt over future with contract talks on hold until after World Cup“I was playing at Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina. My debut was in 1989, so my second season was 1990.“Yes, I remember. I remember. I was so young — 17 or 18 years old.“Argentina was not in the period it is now with the internet where you can see everything. There were not too many TV channels to watch games.“Maybe sometimes you heard things on the radio but it was somewhere very distant.”One player every Premier League club should sign this summer Back then, Spurs were ahead of Chelsea both on and off the pitch, and Pochettino would love that to be the case again.Victory tomorrow would put fourth-placed Tottenham eight points clear of the Blues, who are fifth, in the battle for Champions League slots.Poch has conceded Spurs’ lack of big results away from home have been a key factor in his impressive side falling short of their title ambitions.The only win at a so-called ‘Big Six’ rival in his four seasons at the helm was the 2-1 victory at Manchester City in 2016-17.6 Chelsea chief Antonio Conte is protecting an amazing home record against SpursCredit: Getty – ContributorThis term, four of Spurs four defeats came at the hands of Arsenal, Manchester United and City on the road, and Chelsea at home.They also needed a late penalty from Harry Kane to salvage a draw against Liverpool at Anfield.Laying that Stamford Bridge hoodoo to rest would help end jibes about Spurs not having the bottle for the battle.6 Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino knows Spurs ending their Stamford Bridge jinx would put them eight points clear of ChelseaCredit: PA:Empics SportAnd it would also set up Poch’s men for their FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United next month — and a potential final against Chelsea IF both get through their last-four clashes.More crucially, perhaps, it would settle the nerves of the Spurs fans, who fear missing out on the top four and a third successive season of Champions League football to coincide with their return to N17 and the club’s gleaming new home.CLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET Check out this new sign up offer from Sun BetsA win would see Spurs pull a healthy distance away from Antonio Conte’s Blues with just seven games to go and make them look secure.Yet Poch insists his team do not have to beat the past — merely the 11 men in blue sent out by Italian Conte.But they are set to go into the game without Kane, who seems likely to have a spot on the bench at best.Pochettino said: “Of course the history is the history and it is there. But it is not going to help Chelsea or us.6 Tottenham will still be without their top scorer and best player Harry KaneCredit: PA:Press Associationmost read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bash“There are still a lot of games to play this season. It’s not a final — just a decisive game.“But it’s important for confidence and motivation to win.“To compare with Arsenal, the rivalry between the clubs — it’s similar. Similar in everything. It’s a derby.“For me it is similar type of opponent and, of course, for the fans it is so important. Three points would put us in a very good position in the table.”last_img read more