Alabama Retakes No. 1 Spot In 2020 Recruiting Rankings

first_imgJalston Fowler of the Alabama Crimson Tide scores a touchdown against Craig Loston #6 of the LSU Tigers.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 09: Jalston Fowler #45 of the Alabama Crimson Tide scores a touchdown against Craig Loston #6 of the LSU Tigers in the fourth quarter of the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)For a short while – a very short while – it seemed as though Alabama might be losing ground in the 2020 recruiting class rankings. But after briefly falling behind one of their SEC rivals, the Crimson Tide are back on top.According to 247’s BamaOnLine, Alabama has reclaimed the top spot as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country for the Class of 2020. Nick Saban’s side replaces bitter rival LSU, who occupied the spot for several weeks until losing it on Thursday.Per the report, the shift is a result of four-star defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy’s decision to decommit from LSU. Roy is the No. 104 prospect in the country, the No. 10 defensive tackle prospect in the country, and the No. 3 prospect from the state of Louisiana, per 247Sports.#Alabama retakes the No. 1 class with 4-star DL Jaquelin Roy’s decommitment. He’s expected in Tuscaloosa this weekend too— Hank South (@HankSouth247) March 1, 2019Alabama’s current recruiting class consists of 11 committed players.Among them are five-star defensive end and No. 14 overall prospect Chris Braswell, who made a hard commit to the team this past November.Alabama has also secured commitments from another nine four-star prospects, including No. 1 defensive tackle Jayson Jones.LSU had an equal number of prospects as the Crimson Tide before Roy’s decommitment yesterday. However, the Tigers are still on pace to have perhaps their best recruiting class in several years when 2020 rolls around.[247Sports]last_img read more

UN awards service medals to Russian peacekeepers in Sierra Leone

Eighty officers and 14 warrant officers of the Russian Aviation Unit (RAU) received UN medals for serving in the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) in a ceremony held at Lungi Airport on Saturday, 21 July.The head of UNAMSIL, Ambassador Oluyemi Adeniji, attended the ceremony along with Force Commander Lt. Gen. Daniel Opande, the visiting Russian Ministry of Defence delegation, led by Lt. Gen. Eugenyi Kashitsin, the visiting Ukrainian military delegation, led by Maj. Gen. O. Shalugin and other senior officials from UNAMSIL Headquarters.The ceremony, which began with a parade of the RAU, was followed by the presentation of the UN medals, which are awarded to military personnel who complete 90 days in the mission.Ambassador Adeniji then addressed the peacekeepers, stating that without their immense contributions in providing air transport, the significant progress that UNAMSIL had made in the peace process would not have been possible. Ambassador Adeniji also praised the Russian Government for providing both personnel and aircraft to UNAMSIL, thus setting an example for other Security Council members to follow. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian delegation on Friday paid a courtesy call to Force Commander Lt. Gen. Opande. The group is in Sierra Leone to visit Ukrainian peacekeepers serving under UNAMSIL. read more

Vive Tauron Kielce 6 of 6 after double win over Aalborg

6. Dunkerque HB Grand Littora…6105137:148(-11)2 ← Previous Story VIDEO: New face of Jeffrey M’tima Next Story → Zagreb win handball war against Meshkov Vive Tauron Kielce beat at home Aalborg Handball 33:26 and remain at the top of the group D table. Polish team, just like a week ago, had to manage without inured Aginagalde, Reichmannand Rosiński; Aalborg arrived in Kielce without Berggren who played a very good game last week.First half didn’t begin well for the hosts. They couldn’t break through Danish defence while having problems with their own. Aalborg seemed very well prepared – they took advantage of the situation and took the lead. After 15 minutes they lead by 3 goals (5:8) but Olafur Gustafsson got 2-minute-suspension and Kielce in powerplay came from behind (7:8). Polish champions seemed to be getting back on the right track: in 22. minute Karol Bielecki equalized at 10:10 by scoring a penalty shot, and a moment later Denis Buntić gave his team the very first lead in the match. Kielce improved both their defence and attack and forged ahead. 3 minutes from the half-time they lead 16:12; the result at the break was 18:15. Bielecki scored hit the net one more time but the referees decided it was too late and they goal wasn’t accepted.In the beginning of the second half it was Aalborg team that took the better start. In the space of 2 minutes they almost reduced the gap (18:17, 32. minute). They even had a chance to equalize as Kielce made a lot of mistakes but they failed to do that and as a result Kielce started scoring. One of the reasons for this was Marin Šego who did much better than his team mate Szmal in the first half and helped his team with a pair of great saves. On the other side of the court Soren Westphal also managed to save a couple of throws but it wasn’t enough for the Danish team to endanger their opponents. The result became quite stable, Kielce kept leading by 4 or so goals. In the 50. minute a penalty throw executed by Bielecki stirred up some controversies. The ball hit the crossbar and bounced off almost vertically. The referees decided it bounced inside the goal and counted the goal in spite of protests of the Danish players. By the end of the game Marin Šego got a reward for his good performance. Aalborg often played with libero leaving the goal without a goalkeeper. After one of the unsuccessful Danish attacks, Šego got to score a goal for 31:25. The result was closed in 60. minute by Zorman.One of the outstanding players in the Polish team was Denis Buntić who scored 8 goals; it was also a good game of Karol Bielecki who scored 6 times. The top scorer for Aalborg was Sander Sagosen (7 goals).TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKASTANDINGS: 1. KS Vive Tauron Kielce6600188:162(26)12 5. Kadetten Schaffhausen6114158:181(-23)3 2. MOL-Pick Szeged6501169:157(12)10 4. HC Motor Zaporozhye6204166:166(0)4 3. Aalborg Handball6213153:157(-4)5 EHF CLPolandVive Tauron Kielce read more