Kyle and I will be sorting through the 20 most important people leading up to the 2015 season every day until the Central Michigan game which, as you know, is just 5 (!) days away.Porter: Mike Gundy is No. 5 for me. Again, I’m answering the question “whose absence would most affect Oklahoma State this year?” Gundy himself said the machine is the machine whether he’s there or off on his tractor.“I can leave here for a week and this thing runs itself,” he said. “Everybody knows what to do, and I don’t get in anybody’s way. I let everybody do what they think is best.”This is a great spot for a leader to be in. The entire thing shouldn’t be dependent on your presence. Now, long term, it’s a different story. Gundy would easily (and obviously) be No. 1. But for 12 13 14 (?) games? Yeah, 5th seems about right.Boone: Chris Carson is the No. 5 most important player for the Cowboys this season in my eyes. He has the breakaway speed of an elite running back, along with excellent protection skills which will be equally as important early in the season. Early on in camp, Carson drew praise saying he has ‘an NFL look’, and after being named the starter for week one, he’ll get a chance to prove just that.#okstate Early takeaways on new guys: Victor Salako a mountain at LT, Carr is a bottle rocket, Carson has an NFL look, Burton is a hammer.— Bill Haisten ?? (@billhaisten) August 7, 2015No. 6 (Porter: Ogbah | Boone: Sheperd)No. 7 (Porter: Bean | Boone: Childs)No. 8 (Porter: Spencer | Boone: Taylor)No. 9 (Porter: Carson | Boone: Washington)No. 10 (Porter: Taylor | Boone: Bean)No. 11 (Porter: Maile | Boone: Burton)No. 12 (Porter: Burton | Boone: Simmons)No. 13 (Porter: Walsh | Boone: Seaton)No. 14 (Porter: Peterson | Boone: Crabtree)No. 15 (Porter: Washington | Boone: Jacobs)No. 16 (Porter: Sterns | Boone: Salako)No. 17 (Porter: Childs | Boone: Sterns)No. 18 (Porter: Sheperd | Boone: Maile)No. 19 (Porter: McEndoo | Boone: Walsh)No. 20 (Porter: Jacobs | Boone: Lampkin)If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Austria 2 Germany 1: Neuer makes comeback in surprise defeat Guy Atkinson 03:41 6/3/18 Bongarts A returning Manuel Neuer was unable to prevent Germany falling to an unlikely defeat to Austria at a sodden Worthersee Stadion. Manuel Neuer made his long-awaited comeback as Germany slipped to a surprise 2-1 pre-World Cup friendly defeat to Austria.The Bayern Munich goalkeeper’s first appearance since suffering a foot injury in September had looked in jeopardy after heavy rain hit Klagenfurt shortly before kick-off.After officials undertook three separate pitch inspections, the game finally started an hour and 45 minutes later than originally scheduled. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now However, that uncertainty did little to disrupt Mesut Ozil, who took advantage of an early error from Austria goalkeeper Jorg Siebenhandl to give Joachim Low’s side an 11th-minute lead.Yet Austria were a much tougher proposition in the second period, with Martin Hinteregger and Alessandro Schopf scoring fine goals to seal a memorable triumph over their neighbours and stretch their winning streak to an impressive seven games. Germany will look to get their preparations back on track when Saudi Arabia travel to Leverkusen on Friday before starting their bid to retain the World Cup against Group F rivals Mexico on June 17.Game over Our first #WorldCup dress rehearsal ends in defeat in Austria: #DieMannschaft #ZSMMN #AUTGER 2-1 pic.twitter.com/lq9GAUs7TX— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 2, 2018After such a lengthy delay, it was hardly surprising that the game started in disjointed fashion with neither side able to fashion anything resembling a chance. That changed after 11 minutes, though, thanks to Siebenhandl’s mistake. The Sturm Graz keeper inexplicably clipped his attempted clearance straight to Ozil, who took a touch before curling a left-footed strike into the far corner. Germany really should have doubled their advantage 10 minutes later, but Julian Brandt’s low effort after a flowing move was diverted agonisingly past the far post by the legs of Siebenhandl.Shortly before half-time, Neuer demonstrated that his lay-off had done nothing to diminish his agility. Florian Grillitsch must have thought his low strike was creeping in at the near post, only for the 32-year-old to get down sharply and push the ball past the post.Class is permanent #NeuerTheWall#DieMannschaft #ZSMMN #AUTGER 0-1 pic.twitter.com/tTrcfVYNG5— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 2, 2018The hosts started the second period with the type of intensity that was lacking in their tepid first-half display and were duly rewarded with a fine equaliser after 53 minutes.David Alaba’s deep corner from Austria’s right was met at the back post by the unmarked Hinteregger, who flashed a fierce, first-time volley from a tight angle beyond the helpless Neuer.Marko Arnautovic was denied just moments later by Neuer’s outstretched hand as Austria pinned their illustrious opponents against the ropes.Their deserved winner arrived in the 69th minute when Schopf met Stefan Lainer’s back-post knockdown, the Schalke midfielder sweeping a first-time effort into the net to complete the turnaround. Low made a raft of substitutions in the closing stages, but none of the changes had the desired impact as Germany’s World Cup preparations suffered an unlikely setback. read more
MONTREAL – Police say a 33-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting her mother during a family dispute in Montreal.Emmanelle Tremblay appeared in court via videoconference Saturday and was charged with attempted murder, armed assault, assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.She will remain in detention until her next hearing.Montreal police say an altercation began at around 8 p.m. Friday in an apartment in the Rivieres-des-Prairies borough.Witnesses told investigators the fight turned violent and a 60-year-old woman was struck in the upper body with a sharp object.Police say the alleged victim is out of danger.