CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 05: General view of the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray garnered the most headlines, but he wasn’t the only college football player selected in the first round of the MLB Draft tonight. A four-star wide receiver is off the board as well.Jordyn Adams, a four-star wide receiver prospect slated to suit up for North Carolina this fall, was picked 17th overall by the Los Angeles Angels. That is eight picks after Murray went to the Oakland Athletics.Adams is a top-60 football recruit with a bright future on the gridiron. He is committed to UNC to play both sports.However, it might be tough for him not to sign with the Angels.The signing bonus for the 17th pick is over $3 million.Big time UNC football recruit Jordyn Adams of Green Hope HS goes 17th overall to the Angels in the MLB draft. That puts him in line for a roughly $3.5M signing bonus and a tough decision about his athletic future.— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) June 5, 2018Adams could potentially play both sports, but that’s up to the Angels if they are comfortable letting him do that.Otherwise it will have to be one or the other.The 2018 MLB Draft will continue tomorrow.
9 April 2009The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up in the wake of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s has ordered the provisional release of Kosovo’s ex-minister for culture, youth and sport, who was convicted of contempt of court for trying to intimidate a witness in a war crimes trial. Astrit Haraqija has completed his five-month sentence imposed by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which found him guilty of trying to persuade a Prosecution witness not to testify in the trial of former Kosovo Albanian military leader Ramush Haradinaj.Both the Prosecution and the Defence have appealed the Tribunal’s judgement to release Mr. Haraqija, whose freedom is now dependent on the outcome of the Appeals judgement.Bajrush Morina, part-time editor of the Kosovo newspaper Bota Sot and former political advisor to the Deputy Minister for Culture, Youth and Sport, was also accused of the same crime and received a three month sentence, having been granted provisional release in February.“The Tribunal holds the safety of its witnesses and confidentiality of its protected materials in high regard,” it said in a press release issued in The Hague. To date, dozens of people have been charged with witness intimidations, refusing to answer questions in court, leaking confidential court documents and breaching protective measures.
OSU sophomore midfielder Paige Hamilton points to a spot on the field looking for a pass in a game against Penn State Sept. 28 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost 4-3 Credit: Grant Miller / Copy chiefOhio State field hockey (4-7, 0-3) is coming off a win against third-ranked Virginia on Sunday, and the team is looking to continue to roll Friday in Piscataway, N.J., against Big Ten-newcomer Rutgers.The win against Virginia got OSU back on track after a 6-0 loss to Maryland two days earlier.Freshman midfielder Morgan Kile scored two goals against Virginia, including the game-winner in overtime. She said the team is beginning to play for the good of the group and that principle should carry over for the rest of the season.“The difference between our (Maryland) game and our (Virginia) game was we just went in with the attitude that no matter what happens, we’re gonna play in the moment and for each other,” she said. “And I think that positivity carried us through that game.”Rutgers (5-6, 0-4) enters Friday’s matchup with OSU after defeating New Hampshire, 2-1, on Sunday, but the Scarlet Knights have yet to pick up a Big Ten victory in their inaugural season in the conference. The Buckeyes have yet to win a conference game this season as well.OSU junior back Emma Royce said despite its record, Rutgers will be tough to prepare for because of its unfamiliar style.“It’s certainly a curveball because they’ve just been playing a different style of hockey for so long,” Royce said. “It’s different for us, but it’s also an advantage. They’re not used to a Big Ten style of hockey so in that sense we can have them on their back heels.”No matter the challenge, OSU has an added incentive to defeat Rutgers on Friday, and then win again Sunday at home against Kent State (4-7). OSU coach Anne Wilkinson sits at 298 career victories — two away from reaching a career milestone.Royce said Wilkinson’s passion for field hockey rubs off on the team.“I think everyone wants her to get that 300 because she’s had such a long and successful career here,” Royce said about Wilkinson, who has accumulated 219 of her 298 career victories since coming to OSU in fall 1996. “Her competitive energy and her shear willingness to never give up on this team.“We’ve had high points like Virginia, but we’ve also had low points where we feel like we haven’t played to the best of our ability. But coach Wilkinson never gave up on this team.”The Scarlet Knights could still present a strong challenge against OSU, Wilkinson said.“Rutgers is an outstanding team,” Wilkinson said. “I think (we) know it’s back in the Big Ten and anything can happen.”OSU is set to face Rutgers at 1 p.m. Friday. If the Buckeyes can pull out the victory, they will have a chance to clinch Wilkinson’s 300th win at home Sunday at 1 p.m. against Kent State at Buckeye Varsity Field.“I’ve had some great memories,” Wilkinson said. “I’ve had such a great experience. It’s been a lot of fun. All 300 of them, when that happens.”