Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry of Alabama and finalists Deshaun Watson of Clemson and Christian McCaffrey of Stanford highlight The Associated Press All-America team.The team released Sunday features Henry and Leonard Fournette of LSU as first-team running backs. Watson is the quarterback on the first team. McCaffrey, who set an NCAA record for all-purpose yards this season, made the first team as an all-purpose player.No. 2 Alabama and No. 18 Baylor have the most players on the first team with three apiece. Joining Henry from Alabama are linebacker Reggie Ragland and defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson. Baylor is represented by receiver Corey Coleman, offensive tackle Spencer Drango and defensive tackle Andrew Billings.Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is the second team quarterback and Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds made third team.TweetPinShare0 Shares
OnePlus will soon announce its OnePlus 6 successor and while the company hasn’t confirmed that it will be called the OnePlus 6T, it has confirmed that the phone will lose the headphone jack. To soften the blow for OnePlus fans who still believe in wired headphones, OnePlus announced that it will launch the Type-C Bullets along with the upcoming flagship. The company also revealed in a separate statement that the Type-C Bullets will cost Rs 1,490 in India. The earphones will be available through offline and online channels after launch.Up until now, OnePlus was among a very few mainstream brands to have held onto the 3.5mm headphone jack. The company even held a poll prior to the launch of the OnePlus 6 to show that a substantial number of people wanted the jack even after companies like Apple and Google removed it from their phones. And so the OnePlus 6 also comes with a headphone jack. But now the company believes that it’s time to let go of the jack as more and more people are now switching to wireless headphones. According to an internal poll conducted by OnePlus 59 per cent of users are now using wireless headphones. This is also one of the reasons the company launched the popular Bullets Wireless earphones.OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said in an interview that the decision to do this was because it will allow OnePlus to offer better technology, such as a better audio quality over the Type-C port. It will also allow the company to fit a larger battery inside, so expect the OnePlus 6T to house a battery bigger than 3,300mAh.advertisement The Type-C Bullets is a big improvement over the Bullets V2, Pei said. The upgrades will allow the earphones to deliver “a crisp and powerful sound.” As per OnePlus’ statement, the earphones not only deliver a “superior soundscape” but the wire is also more durable as the company has added aramid fiber to the wire that will make it resistant to stretching. The company adds that the Type-C headphones will ensure minimal loss of sound quality compared to 3.5mm headphones.OnePlus’ move may come as a surprise for fans as the company has always promised to deliver features that the fans want most. But the company says that these decisions are required in order to bring the best technology forward. This is why the OnePlus 6 got a notch, another trend that has been pretty polarising among consumers. The notch allowed the device to bring the biggest display yet, and rumours have it that the OnePlus 6T will sport a tiny waterdrop notch like the Oppo R17.
Liverpool FA clears Firmino of racism charges after Holgate claim Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 02:49 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Liverpool Everton Premier League The allegation was made against the 26-year-old by the defender in the FA Cup Merseyside derby at Anfield Following a thorough investigation, the Football Association has cleared Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino of racially abusing Everton’s Mason Holgate due to insufficient evidence.The decision has arrived 47 days after the on-field incident as the governing body prioritised a rigorous inspection of the flashpoint that occurred in the third round of the FA Cup on January 5, rather than a swift conclusion.The Everton defender raised the claim during a verbal on-pitch alteration with the Brazil international, whom he had just shoved into the advertising hoardings in his side’s 2-1 defeat at Anfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Firmino has responded to the judgement, saying: “I would like to place on record, for the avoidance of any doubt, I did not say the word, or a variation of the word, that was claimed and subsequently reported in the media. I did not use any language that referenced race.”I did not – and would never – reference a person’s skin colour or culture, by means of insult, during a dispute or an argument.”There is no place for discrimination on a football pitch, or anywhere else in life for that matter.”I am pleased after exhaustive reviews of all the evidence, in this specific incident, the matter is resolved.”The finding of insufficient evidence was coupled with the FA being “completely satisfied that the allegation was made in absolute good faith by Holgate and that there is no suggestion of this being an intentionally false or malicious allegation,” according to a statement.On the process, it further read: “During a fixture between Liverpool and Everton on 5 January 2018, Holgate alleged that he had heard Firmino use a discriminatory term towards him.“On hearing this, Holgate followed correct procedures by immediately alerting the match referee of the allegation, along with other Everton players who were in close proximity. The incident was formally reported to the match officials following the fixture and subsequently reported to The FA.“We took statements from a total of 12 players and officials from both teams, the match referee and the fourth official. None of these individuals directly heard the words alleged to have been said by Firmino.“Firmino was formally interviewed by The FA and provided an alternative account to the words alleged by Holgate. Firmino stated that he had insulted Holgate in Portuguese, but denied categorically using any discriminatory language towards him.”As part of the investigation, The FA sought the assistance of a Brazilian/Portuguese linguistic specialist on the words alleged. In addition to this, we also obtained multiple angles of video footage, including broadcast and unseen footage showing the incident, which was assessed by two independent Portuguese speaking lip reading experts. The evidence obtained from the experts did not support the allegation.“We appreciate that this has been a difficult process for both parties, and would like to express our thanks to Mason Holgate and Roberto Firmino as well as both clubs for their assistance, professionalism and full cooperation during this investigation.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web