Verna StewartVerna May Stewart, age 93, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at McAlester Nursing Center in McAlester, OK. Â Verna was a life long Wellington and Mayfield resident until 2000 when she moved to McAlester to be near her daughter.Verna May (Dawson) Stewart was born on May 6, 1920 in Mayfield, KS to Benjamin Harrison Dawson and Bertha Helen (Beatty) Dawson.Verna married William Edgar Stewart II on January 23, 1943 in Riverside, CA.Â He preceded her in death on January 6, 1975.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar; one daughter, Barbara Jean Stewart; one brother, Alvin Dawson; and one sister, Mildred Prather.Survivors include her two children, E. Leon Stewart and his wife Bobbie of Wellington and Maxine Davidson and her husband Bruce of McAlester, OK; sister-in-law, Colletta Dawson of Wellington; 10 grandchildren, Felica (Dale) Arnhart of Dustin, OK, Forrest (Kristi) Kirkes, Lee (Carrie) Kirkes, Joi (Butch) Rankin all of Hartshorne, OK, Richard Davidson of Tulsa, OK, Corby (Julie) Hibbs of Wellington, Mike (Viviana) Tucker of Virginia, Titus Stewart, Shay (Cristina) Stewart, and Caleb Stewart all of Wellington; great grandchildren, BreAnn (Cory) Goshe of Hartshorne, OK, ChyAnn Vaughn of Edmond, OK, Craig (Ashton) Kirkes, Holly (Tyler) Kitchell, Austin Kirkes, Paige Kirkes, Jaegar Adams, Kaleb Adams all of Hartshore, OK, Bridgett Armhart of Destin, OK, Deric (Kylei) Hibbs, Briawna (Trevor) Bain, Abigayle Hibbs, and Chloe Hibbs all of Wellington, Madison Tucker, Tanner Stewart, and Tatum Stewart all of Wichita, Sheadyn Stewart, Loudyn Stewart, Gage Stewart, and Greyson Stewart all of Wellington; great great grandchildren, Jake Kitchell, Kaedynce Kirkes, and Corbin Goshe all of Hartshorne, OK, Corbin Hibbs, Avrei Hibbs, Ashton Hibbs, Braylen Hibbs, and Brantley Hibbs all of Wellington.Funeral Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1:30 P.M.Â Pastor Dan Floyd will officiate.Â Interment will follow the service at the Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield, KS.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with the Mayfield Community Building Fund.Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
Sumner Newscow reportâ€” The Wheat Capital Classic results for Sept. 7 at Wellington Golf Club are as follows:Â 6. Brian Peck – Blake Saffell32-35-67$70 1. Chad Renn – Tyler Ryan33-34-65$150 9. Nick Becker – Shawn Becker32-36-68$60 4. Myles Miller – Terry Craig32-34-66$80 Sept. 7, 2014 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The Wheat Capital ClassicScoresWinnings 3. Galen Greene – Leander Greene34-32-66$90 10. Bill Butts – Mark Erickson35-33-68$60 2. Derek Harrison – Paula Gill33-33-66$100 Follow us on Twitter. 5. Chad Gill – Deitrek Gill35-32-67$70 7. Scott Saunders – Ian Stallbaumer32-35-67$60 8. Steve Gill – Graysen DeJarnett33-35-68$60
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Crusader Pride · 297 weeks ago That is so Awesome. Great job and continued success. Report Reply 0 replies · active 297 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down David Edge · 297 weeks ago Well done Ben! Keep it up! Report Reply 0 replies · active 297 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Ben DeJarnett, the son of Shawn and Kristan DeJarnett of Wellington, is in his freshman year at Ottawa University and is making history along with his college wrestling teammates.Ottawa initiated wrestling for the first time in school history this fall. The 2014 Wellington High School graduate is wrestling at 165 pounds for the Braves.In the video above, DeJarnett is wrestling Dalton Fauston of the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks. He would pin this wrestler in the second period. Not bad considering UTA is a school of 25,000 students. Wrestling is a club sport there.DeJarnett is currently 2-5 so far.DeJarnett was a 152 pounder at Wellington his senior year.â€”â€”â€”â€”Got news? If you have an athlete who is participating in a college sport give us a holler. Send us a photo and/or video and a short write-up. Just e-mail us at email@example.com.Follow us on Twitter.
Week 13 College Fantasy Football DFS Picks: WRsBest Start: Ja’Marr Chase, LSU vs. Arkansas ($8,100). Chase has been one of the primary beneficiaries of the Tiger’s new offense, rolling up 1,116 yards and 13 TDs over nine games. A 29-fantasy-point-per-game average and a game against a bad Arkansas defense makes for one of the best Week 13 matchup combos. Chase is primed to get his seventh 100-yard game of the season. Best Value: Easop Winston, Washington State vs. Oregon State ($7,300). Washington State boasts the best passing offense in the country, and Winston is one of QB Aaron Gordon’s primary targets. Through 10 games Winston has turned 70 receptions into 826 yards and 11 TDs. He is coming off a two-game stretch with 20 receptions, 220 yards and two TDs. Winston should be in for another big night as the Cougars face a very bad Oregon State pass defense. Best Sleeper: Chatarius Atwell, Louisville vs. Syracuse ($5,900). Atwell has had a monster season so far for the Cardinals, catching 52 passes for 920 yards and nine TDs. He has scored at least 21 fantasy points in five of the past six games and this week should be no different. Syracuse is currently ranked 94th in the country in pass defense and will have its hands full trying to keep Atwell contained. The sophomore has a great chance to get over 1,000 yards for the season with a big game this weekend. Week 13 College Fantasy Football DFS Picks: QBsBest Start: Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma vs. TCU ($9,000). Hurts has been on of the best DFS quarterbacks this entire season, averaging 44 fantasy points per game and only scoring fewer than 36 fantasy points once. TCU will be a tough matchup, but Hurts is a must-start and should have another big game, making him especially valuable if he’s faded by others because of the matchup. Best Value: Charlie Brewer, Baylor vs. Texas ($7,900). Brewer has been great for DFS players this season, scoring at least 20 points in all but one game. He is coming off a four-TD, 33-fantasy-point performance against Oklahoma, and he should be looking forward to an easier matchup this week with Texas. The Longhorns are ranked 110th in total defense, which will provide Brewer with plenty of opportunities to extended his scoring streak.Best Sleeper: Jordan McCloud, South Florida vs. Memphis ($5,900). McCloud has been solid since taking over for injured starter Blake Barnett and seems to be getting more comfortable. This week the Bulls host the high-scoring Memphis Tigers and will need a big game out of McCloud if they hope to keep pace.MORE: CFBDynasty player rankingsWeek 13 College Fantasy Football DFS Picks: RBsBest Start: Max Borghi, Washington State vs. Oregon State ($8,000). Borghi has been very impressive this season, catching and rushing his way to 1,164 yards and 12 TDs. He should he in for another big game this week as the Cougars play host to Oregon State and their 102nd-ranked defense. Best Value: Joshua Kelley, UCLA at USC ($6,700). Kelley was not able to find much running room in Week 12 against Utah’s top-ranked run defense, managing just 78 yards on 19 carries. However, this week he gets to face a USCdefense allowing more than 167 yards per game on the ground. Look for the Bruins to feed Kelley early and often in this PAC-12 rivalry game.Best Sleeper: Greg McCrae, UCF at Tulane ($5,200). McCrae had been handling a huge chunk of the UCF rushing load before being injured in Week 8. He is expected to return this weekend against Tulane, who are currently allowing 161 rushing yards per game. Even splitting carries, McCrae should be able put up solid numbers in this matchup. Week 13 of college football season is upon us, and it’s going to be a fun one for college fantasy football owners. We are treated to several great matchups, including Penn State vs. Ohio State, Texas vs. Baylor, Washington State vs. Oregon State, and UCLA vs. USC, among many others. With fewer teams on bye this week, there will be plenty of usable players available for DraftKings contests, so be sure to take into consideration the projected totals (over/under) while setting your DFS lineups.Before getting into this week’s picks, just a reminder that if you’re looking for more help setting your season-long or DFS lineups, check out the comprehensive Week 13 college fantasy football rankings at CFBDynasty. Every week, CFBDynasty provides college fantasy football player rankings for each position based on projected fantasy points. Use promo code “sportingnews” to save 25 percent on your membership, which gets you access to all of their exclusive weekly content.WEEK 12 NFL DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPP
LeBron James explains Lakers’ turnaround after ‘reckless’ start vs. Heat: ‘My teammates got on my ass’
The four-time MVP was transformed in the second half, though, finishing with 28 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds as the Western Conference leaders won a thriller to move to 23-3.James revealed some frank words from his colleagues were justified.Our General pic.twitter.com/yCThgBXyC5— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 14, 2019″Well, we were down today because of me,” James told ESPN. “I was reckless. My teammates got on my ass. They told me you’re playing too passive, thinking about the game way too much instead of reading and reacting and doing what you do. Anthony Davis got on me, Boogie Cousins got on me and they told me to just be me. LeBron James said being told he was “too passive” by his Lakers teammates in a “reckless” first-half display fueled him to raise his game in a 113-110 victory over the Heat.The Lakers inflicted the first home defeat of the NBA season on the Heat, but a 13th straight road win looked unlikely when they trailed by 14 points in the first half. James dropped well short of his usual sky-high standards in that opening half, turning the ball over seven times and missing seven of his 11 shots. “So I was like, ‘Thank God we have two halves in a basketball game,’ where I can flush the first one, and then come back and try to help us win.”Davis also played a major part in the Lakers’ turnaround, racking up 33 points and 10 rebounds. “We knew it was going to be a dog fight, that’s what it was tonight and the game was fun,” Davis said. “These are the types of games we live for.”
Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Be warned that during the period, August 20 through Labor Day, Sept. 7, the Wellington Police Department will join almost 150 other local and state police agencies across the state in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk, drugged, and other dangerous drivers from the roadways. Known as “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.”, the enforcement is underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.Kansas averages fourÂ injured every day, and one person killed every three days, in impairment-related crashes.Â According to KDOT, if you are involved in such a crash â€“ in any capacity â€“ you are about two times more likely to be injured and nearly six times more likely to be seriously injured or killed than if you are involved in a crash in which alcohol or other drugs are not determined to be a factor.Â The ratio of death to injury in impairment-related crashes is almost seven times higher than the death to injury ratio for non-impairment related crashes.Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath, through theÂ campaign, wishes to remind drivers of several things:â€œFirst, if youâ€™re going to drink while away from home, do it responsibly by planning ahead and lining up someone who is not going to be drinking to get you back. Donâ€™t make the mistake of waiting until itâ€™s time to go home to start asking around. Chances are, if you do that, you will wind up with someone who says, â€˜Sure, Iâ€™m sober!â€™ but who may not be.â€œSecond, picture families you know, and then consider how it would be to wake up every day to the memory of your decision to drive after drinking â€“ a decision which unintentionally brought injury or death to one of them.â€œThird, we can pull you over for any number of driving infractions and mechanical deficiencies. If we do and we detect a hint of alcohol you will be tested. If you fail the test youâ€™re looking at a fine of $500-$2,500; up to one year in jail; the suspension, or even permanent loss, of your driverâ€™s license; and the installation of an ignition interlock device in your car. Imagine not being able to start your car without blowing into the interlockâ€™s alcohol sensor several times during an afternoonâ€™s errands. Donâ€™t take the chance; itâ€™s not worth it.â€œFourth, we need everyone to be our eyes on the road. If you see suspicious driving behaviors take note of location, direction and the vehicleâ€™s description, and call 911 as soon as itâ€™s safe to do so. You may save a life.â€œFifth, you can count on this department to vigorously enforce impaired driving laws â€“ not just during this campaign, but all year long.â€œFinally, always remember that the best protection against a drunk driver (even when itâ€™s yourself) is the use of seat belts and appropriate child restraints â€“ every trip, every time. They save lives and reduce injury severity.
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Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 258 weeks ago “Wellington City Mayor Shelley Hansel said she has a bet going with the mayor of Augusta for lunch over who wins the first football game between the Crusaders and Orioles Friday night. ” Always setting good examples for our youth. Report Reply 3 replies · active 258 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down WellMom · 258 weeks ago If the biggest thing we have to worry about in a leader is a friendly lunch bet over a football game, I’m pretty sure I can get over it. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 258 weeks ago Cue, why was the rest of my post edited out? I didn’t personally attack anyone. I didn’t state anything that is untrue. Simply pointed out that photos being posted on social media of someone doing something that’s very dangerous, and illegal, may not be the best example to be putting out there. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down Oh boy · 258 weeks ago Yeah that’s pretty harmful to our youth(that was sarcasm). At least find something worth while to complain about(that was not). Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down tapped out · 258 weeks ago Like the city has money to tear down these houses…would be interesting to see of all the houses torn down how many the city has gotten their money for demolition back on. Report Reply 2 replies · active 258 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down LiveWell? · 258 weeks ago Kip Etter mentioned that the owner of the house they want to tear down has boarded up the windows. If Mr. Etter would familiarize himself with the city codes, he would know that boarded up windows are in violation of the city code. Of course the code compliance officers are more concerned with tearing down houses than issuing code violation citations to the hundreds of houses in this town that are in violation. If they would start going after some of the properties that need to be fixed up, there probably wouldn’t be so many ‘eye-sores’ in this town! Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down credence · 258 weeks ago This whole issue is a catch 22 scenario. If you demolish the house the property goes off the tax rolls (except for the lot), if you don’t then you have a potential hazard that could possibly endanger the public’s safety. I don’t have a solution, however I feel the City does spend too much time and resources on this particular issue with very little being accomplished. As far as demolishing houses simply because someone feels it is an eye sore is not reason enough to destroy someone’s property, after all, someone may decide your place is an eyesore and where does that leave you? Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 258 weeks ago One should look at their own property before judging others. Then , isn’t gambling illegal? Report Reply 0 replies · active 258 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 258 weeks ago One should look at their own property before judging others. Report Reply 0 replies · active 258 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 258 weeks ago Turkey Leg. Betting somebody a lunch is hardly gambling. About the same as calling charity raffle tickets or silent auctions gambling lol get outa here! Report Reply 0 replies · active 258 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” Prioritizing which houses are in bad shape to demolish and which are not took up much of the Wellington City Council meeting Tuesday. Council members agree there are a lot of houses that need to be either fixed or demolished, but they want to tweak the system of deciding actually take action on first.Â No one showed up to speak at a public hearing concerning a house at 611 West 13th street, and the council tabled the hearing and the matter itself until the Oct. 20 meeting.The house in question has been before the council a couple of times, and the owner at one time said he would fix the problems, but changed his mind after city building officials told him what it would take.Council member Kip Etter raised the question of why this case was moving along faster than a similar case only a block away. Etter noted the property owner is mowing the yard has boarded up windows and locked the doors.â€œHe has shown he is willing to work with us,â€ said Kip Etter, Wellington City Council member. â€œHe isn’t planning on making it livable, but he has made an effort.â€ Council member Kelly Green said there is trash outside the house, but the structure itself seems solid.â€œI thought we did this when there was a safety hazard, not just because it is ugly,â€ she said.Green questioned how houses are prioritizing for action. She also wondered why they were going after this one when there are many other houses in just as bad of condition â€” some that even have people living in them.â€œWe can’t tear a house down just because of complaints,â€ Green said. â€œThere are houses I have reported and they still look like they have for years. We need to direct our efforts more to houses that are a real hazard.â€ Council members want the owner to show up and talk to them, which is why they tabled the public hearing. They also plan to discuss prioritizing how the city deals with structures that are not up to code at a work session.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢In other matters:â€¢The Council agreed to move forward with including businesses in the average utility rate system. In this system people may pay an average bill from the previous 12 months to keep their bill about the same instead of having a much higher bill at certain times of the year. Businesses were never included in this plan. The council will discuss this at a work session and may vote on it soon.â€¢John Lloyd was appointed to the public building commission and the board of zoning appeals. There is still a vacancy on the health care authority, which runs the hospital. The deadline is Sept. 3 and there were no applicants as of Tuesday evening. The deadline will be extended if there are no applications.â€¢There will be a town hall meeting next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers.â€¢An approval agreement for automatic aid with Sumner County Fire District No. 9 and an agreement with the county for emergency medical aid was formalized. This was a continuation of current agreements.â€¢The Council authorized repairs on a gas turbine at the electric department at a cost of about $30,000. The turbine will be shipped to Missouri, repaired and returned in about 10 days.â€¢This coming Friday will be the first entertainment and art downtown it was announced.Â â€¢Wellington City Mayor Shelley Hansel said she has a bet going with the mayor of Augusta for lunch over who wins the first football game between the Crusaders and Orioles Friday night.Â Follow us on Twitter.
While NFL owners decided not to sign Kaepernick, the free agent quarterback has expressed a desire to return. Last year, the NFL planned a public workout for Kaepernick and invited all 32 teams to attend. The workout fell apart, though for various reasons. Kaepernick did continue the showcase, but it no longer became an NFL-hosted event.”When you go back, tell your owners to stop being scared,” Kaepernick told scouts after his workout.After three seasons of not being in the NFL, it seems unlikely Kaepernick will ever get another chance in that league. So why not showcase his talents in the XFL and prove he’s still the dominant quarterback he once was? There’s an easy explanation.MORE XFL: Rules | Schedule | Uniforms | RostersWhy isn’t Colin Kaepernick in the XFL?In February of 2019, Sporting News reported Kaepernick was seeking “at least $20 million” to play in the XFL. The new football league is willing to pay more for quarterbacks, but not that much. The highest-paid players make just shy of $500,000 in the XFL. Not even some starting quarterbacks in the NFL make that much.Sports Illustrated’s Dan Greene spoke with XFL commissioner Oliver Luck in March of 2019, and that $20 million figure was brought up.From SI:Then there’s Colin Kaepernick. The former 49ers passer was on Luck’s list of possible quarterbacks, so the commissioner contacted Kaepernick’s agent. He says he was told the QB was seeking a $20 million contract. “That’s a little bit out of our range,” says Luck. With salary a nonstarter, the conversation never turned to the conflict between McMahon’s anthem policy and Kaepernick’s protests of police brutality and racial injustice.Luck made similar comments to the Tampa Bay Times in December.”I think his salary demands are way out of our ballpark,” Luck said. “He was never really a viable option.”Did Colin Kaepernick’s protest play a role?Kaepernick’s grievance against the NFL claims that the league is keeping him out due to his protest. But did his protest play a role in why he’s not playing in the XFL? As far as we can tell the answer is no, simply because discussions didn’t get that far. Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played a game in the NFL since 2016, but he has stated many times he has an interest in playing football.The former 49ers quarterback made headlines during the preseason in 2016 when he sat for the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice and systematic oppression in the United States. He became a free agent after the season and went unsigned. In 2017, he filed a grievance against the NFL and its owners, accusing them of colluding to keep him out of the league. In 2019, he withdrew the grievance after reaching a settlement. Luck seemed somewhat interested in having Kaepernick play in his league, but the quarterback’s salary demands were so high that there was no point in even considering him as an option..@OliverLuckXFL on Colin Kaepernick in the XFL – I have no idea weather Colin is in shape or not. weather he wants to play. We are a league that has salary restrictions and obviously, at least based on what people have said, that might play a role in his desire to play.— The Ken Carman Show w/ Anthony Lima (@KenCarmanShow) April 17, 2019If Kaepernick’s salary demands had fit with the XFL’s vision, then there would have been an interesting conversation. When Luck was announced as league commissioner, he publicly stated that players will be required to stand for the anthem.”We respect individual freedoms,” Luck told Bleacher Report. “But we will require our players to stand for the national anthem.”
His fifth career three-goal game started off with a redirect of a Nikita Zaitsev shot over the shoulder of Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko. An emotional Ryan potted his first goal since opening night on Oct. 2 against Toronto.His first game back at home and Bobby Ryan has a goal.Welcome back‼️ pic.twitter.com/J2HNcviPQ0— NHL (@NHL) February 28, 2020Fans at the Canadian Tire Centre gave him a standing ovation and started chanting his name, “Bobby, Bobby!”Bobby Ryan getting an ovation from the Ottawa crowd after scoring in his first home game since entering the NHL Players Assistance program pic.twitter.com/ZIJbHZLHsz— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) February 28, 2020Chants of “Bobby, Bobby!” inside CTC after Bobby Ryan scores.Terrific feeling inside this rink.— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) February 28, 2020Then in the third period with just over two minutes remaining, Ryan scored on a snapshot off a feed from forward Chris Tierney from behind the net to restore a two-goal lead for the Senators. It was his first multi-goal game since Jan. 4, 2016 against the Blues.There are no words for moments like these.It’s great to have you back, Bobby! pic.twitter.com/JYdcMIpCuj— NHL (@NHL) February 28, 2020With Demko pulled for an extra attacker, Brady Tkachuk stole the puck in the corner and fed a charging Ryan to complete the hat trick. 🧢 THE HAT TRICK 🧢What a night for Bobby Ryan! pic.twitter.com/ny4e9XDnNf— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 28, 2020Ryan’s fellow teammates stick-tapped the boards and the fans stood and cheered as the veteran forward was overcome with emotions after netting his first three-goal night since Dec. 29, 2014 against the Sabres. Bobby Ryan was emotional on the bench after recording the hat trick in his return and getting huge applause from @Senators fans. 👏 pic.twitter.com/fJYJ8IAJdd— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 28, 2020In just his 18th game of the season, Ryan was fittingly named the first star of the game.Welcome home Bobby 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/wIVFlUkGVI— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) February 28, 2020After the game, “The fans, the ovation when I went out at the end… I can’t say it enough. It’s an incredible community of people.”Bobby Ryan was emotional as he spoke to media after the game. pic.twitter.com/ibWIdqkJXJ— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) February 28, 2020″ target=”_blank”>Ryan spoke with the media. He said as the reception got louder, it was harder to keep his emotions in check.”It was incredible,” he said. “They supported me and I guess to contribute … you can’t write that the way that went. It was just an incredible evening.” Welcome home, Bobby Ryan.In his first game in Ottawa since rejoining the team after entering the NHL/NHLPA assistance program, the Senators forward notched a hat trick in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Ryan was also asked if he believed in the hockey gods.”I do, but I didn’t think I would be on their good side for everything that’s gone on in my personal life the last little while,” he said. “I guess they granted me some reprieve and gave me a good night.”
Seattle Dragons at St. Louis BattleHawksKickoff: 5 p.m. ETTV: FOXLive Stream: Fox Sports AppThe Dragons have struggled to maintain a steady offense, and I suggested they switch to backup quarterback B.J. Daniels. We’ll see if that happens this week as Seattle gets a tough test. Not only will the Dragons be entering a tough road environment in St. Louis, but the BattleHawks have been one of the more dominant teams this season. Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu has been impressive, although his stats may not fully show it. St. Louis fans were rocking in their Week 3 debut, so expect nothing less in their second straight home game.How to watch XFL games on SundayHouston Roughnecks at Dallas RenegadesKickoff: 4 p.m. ETTV: FS1Live Stream: Fox Sports AppThis is easily the game of the week for the XFL. Not only is it an in-state rivalry, but these have been two of the more fun teams to watch so far in this league. The Roughnecks have scored the most offensive touchdowns out of any teams with quarterback P.J. Walker leading the way. His reliable option Cam Phillips has been incredible, with six touchdown receptions in his last two games. The Renegades lost in Week 1, but have gone 2-0 since the return of starting quarterback Landry Jones. Expect a good ol’ fashioned Texas shootout.D.C. Defenders at Tampa Bay VipersKickoff: 7 p.m. ETTV: ESPN2Live Stream: WatchESPN appThis is the latest start of the XFL this season with the game not kicking off until 7 p.m. ET. This will be an interesting game to watch as the Defenders were humbled last week against the Wildcats who served the D.C. franchise its first loss of the season. Tampa Bay will likely be without offensive weapon Quinton Flowers, who left the team this week in apparent frustration. Week 1 starter Aaron Murray is healthy, but the Vipers are relying on Taylor Cornelius to start the game. Tampa Bay showed signs of life in Week 3, and could give the Defenders another surprising upset. The XFL ratings have fallen every week, but that’s somewhat of a misleading statement.Week 1 was always expected to draw more attention since it’s a brand new product. The ratings have been strong overall, and have been much better than the AAF’s ratings from last year. Expect the ratings to level out soon now that we’re nearing the midway point of the first season. Speaking of which, Week 4 brings us plenty of entertaining matchups. We have the Los Angeles Wildcats against the New York Guadians and Seattle Dragons against the St. Louis BattleHawks to start us off on Saturday. And on Sunday we get the Texas Showdown between the Houston Roughnecks and Dallas Renegades to start, and D.C. Defenders against the Tampa Bay Vipers to finish.If you’ve been watching the XFL consistently, you’re probably used to essentially the same schedule every week. Things remain steady on Saturday, but change dramatically on Sunday. The first game starts at 4:00 p.m. ET, and the second game is the latest start of the season so far at 7:00 p.m. ET.A storyline to keep an eye on is Quinton Flowers, a fan favorite for Tampa Bay, who has left the team this week. He’s still on the roster, but he appears to be frustrated over his lack of playing time and reports claim he wants to be traded.For betting odds and predictions you can read my previews from earlier in the week.MORE: SN Q&A with XFL commissioner Oliver Luck ahead of Week 4XFL schedule Week 4: What games are on today?Here’s the full schedule for Week 4 of the XFL season, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.Saturday, Feb. 29GameN.Y. Guardians 17, L.A. Wildcats 14St. Louis BattleHawks 23, Seattle Dragons 16Sunday, March 1GameTimeTVHouston Roughnecks at Dallas Renegades4 p.m. ETFS1D.C. Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers7 p.m. ETESPN2How to watch XFL games on SaturdayHere’s how to catch every game on Saturday.L.A. Wildcats at N.Y. GuardiansKickoff: 2 p.m. ETTV: ABCLive Stream: WatchESPN appAs mentioned in the predictions column, this is a game between two teams going in opposite directions. Although the Wildcats only have one win on the season, Josh Johnson’s return to the offense has done wonders for this team. P.J. Walker is getting most of the attention, but Johnson’s numbers in his two starts have been very impressive. The NFL veteran will be looking to extend his team’s winning streak against a Guardians team that has fallen apart in these last two games.