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Rosechasing: Bachelor producers instigated an extraordinary amount of drama this past season

first_imgUnlike Sydney, Victoria’s past was put on full display through the strange, interwoven history between her, Weber and Pence — and it proved too good an opportunity for the producers to pass up. The situation makes “The Bachelor” producers seem like cruel, evil masterminds, and it’s easy to see why. However, at the end of the day, you could also argue that the producers are merely doing their jobs. They’re simply increasing ratings, and the easiest way to do that is by making things as dramatic as possible. So maybe the producers aren’t fully to blame, as they are just one part of a bigger problem: The show itself is rotten through and through. Peter Weber set out on “The Bachelor” with hopes of finally finding love and a future wife. Instead, he got an extremely disappointing result that left him back at square one. While there were a number of self-inflicted factors that influenced the outcome of this season, there was still an overarching presence behind the scenes that orchestrated the overall plot.  This season, the producers showed that they never miss an opportunity to stir the pot. Their first bold act was to bring back Hannah Brown, who was fresh off a breakup with Weber from her season on “The Bachelorette,” on not one, but two instances.  (Angie Yang | Daily Trojan) I’m referring to the ABC producers and their unceasing dedication to concoct as much drama as possible for audiences. The problem is that they did so at the expense of the contestants and especially Weber, who was constantly confused and overwhelmed by the tensions around him. Social media exploded when she stepped out of the limo on night one and then again when she returned to ruin Weber’s first group date. For him, it was a nightmare. The woman who rejected him and broke his heart spoiled the group date by breaking down and tearfully talking about what could have been. The producers’ first curveball was almost too much for Weber to handle as his demeanor hinted that he still wasn’t over Brown, but this drama is exactly what they were aiming for since it drew attention on social media.  This further proves that the producers’ schemes overwhelmed Weber and left him confused and prone to making irrational decisions. With their extensive knowledge and research of each contestant, there was no way the producers were going to let such a major red flag slip through their fingers. The producers handpick the contestants for a reason, and in my opinion, they chose Victoria to be on the show because her controversy would create the notorious drama the show embodies. It’s possible that the producers were responsible for Peter’s unfortunate ending, as they added plenty of twists to this season, but a deeper look at the bigger picture once again exposes the dark reality of “The Bachelor” and its manipulation of people in the name of “good TV.”center_img Although there might not be any solid evidence showing that the producers were trying to haunt Weber with Brown, it’s also hard to argue in support of the idea that this connection was a mere coincidence. In light of the producers’ ability to mix things up in unexpected ways and Weber’s soft spot for Brown, it’s possible that the producers were trying to develop an intriguing storyline between Brown and Hightower. However, Hightower was sent home before Weber ever learned of her link to Brown.  But that’s not all that the producers did to Victoria. They pulled an even bigger wild card later in the season by using one of Peter’s ex-girlfriends, Merissa Pence, who happened to know Victoria (what a surprise). Pence told Weber that Victoria was responsible for ending multiple relationships among their friend group, which came as a major shock to Peter.  Of all the contestants, I felt that Victoria was manipulated the most by the producers. They first wronged her by setting up a one-on-one date between her and Peter at a special concert with country singer Chase Rice, who, by no coincidence, happened to be her ex-boyfriend.  While that was the last time we heard from Brown on the show, there was a third possible awkward scenario she was involved in. A former classmate of Brown’s revealed on Twitter that contestant Sydney Hightower went to high school with Brown.  While Hightower’s past didn’t come into play, Victoria Fuller’s history played a huge role in her relationship with Peter and further demonstrates the producers’ uncanny ability to make things awkward for everyone. Victoria had seemingly developed a good rapport with Peter, but their relationship was clearly not meant to last even though she was among the final three.  When she realized she would have to be seen front and center with her new boyfriend in front of Rice, she must have felt extremely uncomfortable. I’m sure Rice felt the same, as he was also blindsided by the encounter.  Harrison Cho is a sophomore writing about “The Bachelor” and American pop culture. His column, “Rosechasing,” typically runs every other Friday.last_img read more

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Men’s Basketball: Previewing remainder of Badgers’ non-conference schedule

first_imgWe’ll keep it simple — the prospects for a highly successful Badger basketball team weren’t great before the 2019-20 season. With departing superstars and a relatively lackluster recruiting compared to what the team has to look forward to in the next two years, it remained to be seen who could step up to the plate for a Badger team in clear need of a spark after remaining well outside of the nation’s top 25 teams. Yet the Badgers have a clear chance to get off to, if nothing else, a promising start to their non-conference play in the beginning of the season. This is utterly necessary for the team if they are to build momentum and confidence prior to conference play as the Big Ten is especially top heavy in talent this year. Both Michigan State and Maryland rank inside the top 10 teams in the nation and The Ohio State University is also No. 17. Men’s Basketball: Familiar faces absent in upcoming 2019-20 installment of Wisconsin-Marquette matchupThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (2-1) is set for an in-state rivalry matchup against the Marquette Golden Eagles Read…With a defining win against McNeese State already in the books, the Badgers officially secured a spot in the championship rounds of the Legends Classic tournament later this month. The tournament is comprised of eight total teams, four of which were eliminated in regular season games prior to the start of the tournament. The four teams remaining are Wisconsin, New Mexico State, Richmond and — most importantly for Wisconsin’s non-conference schedule — Auburn. Auburn is currently No. 22 in the nation, a ranking in close vicinity to current No. 18 ranked St. Mary’s. The Badgers already demonstrated their ability to compete with St. Mary’s earlier in the season when they took the Gaels to overtime in their first non-exhibition competition of the year. To reach Auburn, the Badgers will first have to find a way to beat Richmond. Richmond limped its way to a 2-0 record with consecutive overtime wins against St. Francis University and Vanderbilt. Neither of these teams that Richmond defeated are ranked inside the top 25, but Vanderbilt showed promise as they dominated their opening non-conference opponents by a combined score of 154–131. The moral of the story is, Richmond remains largely untested. And the competitions they have undergone — given their overtime finishes — provide little insight as to their ability to hang with the best. Even with close contests on their record, Richmond’s games have all been barn burners. They currently rank seventh in the nation in average scoring with 96.5 points scored per game. Men’s Basketball: Badgers find new identity as season beginsThe absence of Ethan Happ is conjuring up many questions about the future of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball Read…If the Badgers stick to their guns and compete in the manner they did against top teams such as St. Mary’s, they should have another good shot at taking down a ranked opponent in Auburn. After their potential contest against Auburn, the Badgers have just one more non-conference game before opening Big Ten play at the Kohl Center vs. the Indiana Hoosiers. With St. Mary’s now in the past, Auburn presents their last chance to take down a ranked opponent prior to beginning competition in a top-heavy Big Ten field of opponents. If the Badgers are to prove their mettle and garner consideration as a top team, this is their last chance to do so before being thrown into flames. With that being said, let’s take a way-too early look at what an Auburn-Wisconsin matchup might look like. Auburn was an undeniably elite team last season. A February heater propelled them to a high seed in the NCAA tournament that propelled them all the way to the Final Four. While the Tigers eventually lost to a clutch set of free throws from Kyle Guy, they proved themselves to be a top contender in collegiate basketball. But the Tigers are missing key offensive producers that helped carry them deep into the tournament. Both Jared Harper and Bryce Brown, two of the top shooters in the nation, turned pro following the 2018-19 season. Men’s Basketball: Reuvers, Davison not enough to secure victory in heartbreaking season openerIn their first game of the season, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team lost in heartbreaking fashion in overtime Read…Perhaps even more of an opportunity to exploit is the departure of key defensemen for the Tigers. Chuma Okeke, Malik Dunbar and Horace Spencer are all absent from this year’s Tiger squad. Each member of this trio contributed to a stifling Auburn defense that ranked second in the nation in forced turnover rate. Holes exist in the game of the No. 22 Tigers — it’s up to the Badgers to both have a chance to compete against them and then find a way to exploit these weaknesses. While this potential matchup is certainly not a guarantee, it is the last chance for Wisconsin to capture a win against a ranked opponent before conference play. A win in this scenario could give legitimacy to a team that, for all intents and purposes, had been counted out as a team that could consistently challenge the upper echelon of college basketball.last_img read more

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Arsene Wenger On The Verge Of Breaking Sir Alex Ferguson’s Premier League Record

first_imgFerguson81052865.2% Moyes49919639.3% ManagerMatchesWinsWin % Wenger79045757.8% Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, is on the brink of breaking Sir Alex Ferguson’s Premier League appearance record, as the Frenchman closes in as the longest serving Premier League manager.Heading into his 20th Premier League season with 790 appearances as a manager, Wenger will break Sir Alex’s record of 810 appearances if he remains Arsenal’s manager when the Gunners face West Bromwich Albion on December 30, 2017. Allardyce48816533.8% Considered one of the greatest Premier League managers, Sir Alex Ferguson made his Manchester United Premier League debut in 1992, in a game United lost 2-1 to Sheffield United, before dropping the curtain on a trophy laden managerial career with a sensational 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion on 19 May 2013.67-year-old Wenger made his Premier League bow for Arsenal in the 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in 1996, and have gone on to win the Premier League three times, the last being the 2003/2004 season.At A Glance – Premier League Longest Serving Managers Redknapp64123636.8% RelatedHow Does Arsene Wenger Compare To Sir Alex Ferguson After Matching PL Games RecordDecember 29, 2017In “England”Aguero, Klopp Set Premier League Awards RecordFebruary 7, 2020In “England”Mourinho Eager To Be Friends With Old Enemy ‘Wenger’April 26, 2018In “England”last_img read more

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GFA matchdays and dates for 2019/ 2020 football season

first_imgThe Women’s FA Cup starts on the weekend of March 6-9 with the prelims and comes to an end with the final between July 3-6, 2020.For all the leagues, there will be a break after the weekend of March 27-30, 2020 and they will resume on the weekend of April 10-13, 2020.The new Ghana Football season will be launched on Friday, December 20 at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Ghana Football Association has released the dates and corresponding match days for the upcoming Ghana football season.The dates cover the starts of the Ghana Premier League, the Division One League and the Women’s League. In addition, dates for the start of the various cup competitions: MTN FA Cup and the Women’s FA Cup have also been announced.The Ghana Premier League will start on the weekend of December 27-30 while the Division One starts on the weekend of January 10-13, 2020 with the Women’s League commencing on the weekend of January 17-20, 2020.For the MTN FA Cup, the preliminaries are between January 24 and 27, 2020 while the Round of 64 takes place on February 21- 24. The competition ends on July 26, 2020.last_img read more

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Maxine Heasty of Mayfield lived a life of collecting handkerchiefs and they are now on display at the Wellington library

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A legacy is defined as something that is handed down by a predecessor from a previous generation to another. If someone was to invent a time machine and visit a young Maxine in the 1930s or 40s, she may be surprised one of her legacies would be the collection of her handkerchiefs.Maxine HeastyMaxine (Stocking) Heasty of Mayfield died on Aug. 3, 2013 at the age of 96. She left behind three sons, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She also left behind an impressive array of handkerchiefs, which is now on display at the Wellington Public Library.“100 years of handkerchiefs,” is a story in itself, marking some of the nation’s historical moments and fads throughout a century of nose blowing. Unbeknownst to her family, Maxine would collect and save handkerchiefs. Why? Even the family is not quite sure. But today it is a tremendous display of an era gone by.Not so long ago, before paper Kleenexes took over the world, a woman would carry a handkerchief in her purse. It was a mom’s duty. Junior would have a runny nose or Suzie spilled ice cream on her Sunday dress, out would come the handkerchief. It was second nature to the World War I and II generation.Daryl Heasty, one of Maxine’s son, guessed a handkerchief, would cost about a nickel, and his mom always had one around. What he didn’t know, she never threw one away either — or a least the special ones.This collection of handkerchiefs was lost on the family until just recently when Mary Heasty, Terry’s wife and Maxine’s daughter in law, made a startling discovery. Mary was going through Maxine’s closets trying to get rid of non-essential items. In her pursuit of the cleaning task, she came across over 150 handkerchiefs in a cardboard box. They ranged from the earliest part of the century. There were some from World War 1 and World War II. Many were commemorative, and some were hand stitched.“It was like a treasure hunt for me,” Mary said about the discovery. “The colors are still brilliant as the day they were made.”Mary also discovered some of these handkerchiefs are worth some money. She went online and discovered, a handkerchief in that box, probably sold for a nickel, but can fetch up to $40 today. Yes, old-timers, you can hit your forehead with your palm now.Mary said she washed some of the handkerchiefs in delicate mode in the washing machine, but started to see some of the color run out of some of the pieces of cloth, so she stopped. This wasn’t your average collection.The Heasty family decided this was something the Sumner County community needed to see, as a way to remember Maxine and the kind of person she was. A sample of those handkerchiefs are on display at the public library for at least a month – through November.Maxine had lived in the Mayfield area her whole life. She graduated from Wellington High School in 1934. She would teach grade school at Mayfield for two years and in Sumner County for 35 years. She married Gene Heasty in 1945, and had her three sons Larry, Terry and Daryl.How many handkerchiefs she used to wipe up the messes of those three boys, even she probably could not say. But those handkerchiefs are now a legacy to a generation of purse less, cell-phone carrying, Puff kleenex nose blowing citizens, who never had to worry about carrying around a handkerchief.Unlucky us. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kim · 354 weeks ago Beautiful collection! Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Cindy Harris -Eagle · 353 weeks ago Mrs. Heasty was my 5th grade social studies teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. She was my favorite teacher EVER! Years after grade school, when I had my own children, she still remembered me and always spoke when I would see her somewhere. I was sad to see that she has passed away, but she is certainly not forgotten here. Report Reply 0 replies · active 353 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Raymond Young · 353 weeks ago Mary and Terry Heasty are my aunt and uncle. Maxine was a great lady she was always so nice when I was growing up. Report Reply 0 replies · active 353 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sara · 325 weeks ago When I started dating Daryl back in the 70’s, she really wasn’t crazy about me. I think now though she might appreciate me now. God Bless her, and her family. My mother-in-law embroiders kitchen towels for all my children, and I now how special they are. An era gone past, but so thankful to have her talent. Love they past!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 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. 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Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith ‘pissed’ about overturned Clemson fumble, Buckeyes score

first_imgThat would have given the Buckeyes a 23-21 lead — and perhaps the win — but SEC officials overturned the call on the field, ruling Ross never had complete control of the ball. Here’s another look at the Ross fumble🤷‍♂️pic.twitter.com/tiYIK4AeBw— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 29, 2019The Buckeyes took a 23-21 lead in the fourth quarter by way of a 23-yard touchdown connection between Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and receiver Chris Olave, but Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw the game-winning score to Travis Etienne with 1:49 remaining.Smith is a former member of the College Football Playoff committee. The College Football Playoff semifinal between Ohio State and Clemson featured more than a few questionable calls, but Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith was especially angry with one of them.In a text to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, Smith let loose on an overturned fumble return for a touchdown in the second half of the Buckeyes’ 29-23 loss — one that could have completely changed the outcome. Just got a text from Ohio State AD Gene Smith: “Terry McAulay is 100-percent correct!!! Unreal!!” He added: “Feel free to share how pissed I am.” https://t.co/mVcsabPYFf— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 29, 2019MORE: Social media reacts to call that reversed Clemson fumble, OSU touchdownClemson’s Justyn Ross appeared to fumble after catching a pass and taking several steps. Ohio State defensive back Jordan Fuller recovered said fumble and returned it for a go-ahead touchdown with 4:45 left in the third quarter.last_img read more

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F1 Austin Grand Prix could be wiped out by COVID-19 surge in U.S.

first_imgCircuit of the Americas, which hosts the Austin Grand Prix, is in “serious jeopardy” of losing its top event, according to an email from track chairman Bobby Epstein to the Austin American-Statesman. The Austin Grand Prix is scheduled for Oct. 25. The successful return of Formula One action in Europe doesn’t necessarily mean F1 racing will come back to the U.S. anytime soon.Daily COVID-19 cases are hitting record highs in North America, and organizers of the annual Austin Grand Prix are concerned the surge will eliminate their event this year. Texas has been a hotspot for the coronavirus in recent weeks. MORE: F1 drivers split over anthem kneelingF1 kicked off its campaign last weekend in Austria with the Austrian Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas finished first in the competition, followed by Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris.The next F1 race, slated for Sunday, is the Styrian Grand Prix and will also take place in Austria.last_img read more

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Michigan will not have full Big House if college football happens in 2020

first_imgThe Big House will not be at full capacity in 2020.  Michigan announced Wednesday that attendance will be reduced or games will be played without fans if there is a college football season in 2020. As a result, there will no season tickets for football.   Michigan Stadium is the largest college football stadium, with a capacity of 107,601. On May 20, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh addressed the logistical problems of filling a stadium of that size with fans while trying to play a game.  MORE: Four things we’ll miss in 2020 with a conference-only schedule”You could definitely test both teams and the officials, but can you test 100,000 fans coming into a stadium?” Harbaugh said. “Probably not. Heck yeah, I would be comfortable coaching a game without any fans. If the choice was to play in front of fans or not play, I would choose play in front of no fans.”   The Big Ten moved to a conference-only scheduling model last week, the first Power 5 conference to make that move.   “We have been working closely with a wide variety of leaders to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our student-athletes, coaches, fans and support staff associated with a game at Michigan Stadium,” Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said in the release Wednesday. “We will follow the direction that all of these agencies and experts continue to provide during this challenging time.”Michigan also announced decisions regarding ticket policies.  Season ticket-holder status and location will be retained for 2021, according to the university. Tickets for home games in 2020 would be sold on a game-by-game basis if there is a season, and sales would be limited to season-ticket holders and students. All ticketing for sporting events will move to a mobile platform.last_img read more

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Biracial woman says group of white men set her on fire while she was driving

first_imgAn 18-year-old biracial Wisconsin woman  says a group of white men set her on fire while she was driving.According to a police report, Althea Bernstein, studying to become a paramedic, was attacked while driving in downtown Madison early Wednesday morning. A crowd of 200 to 300 protesters had pulled down two statues outside the state Capitol building and attacked state Sen. Tim Carpenter on the Capitol lawn. Someone also threw a fire bomb into a city-county building, starting a fire.Bernstein said she was not attending the protests, but she had her window down while stopped at a red light and heard someone yell out a racial slur at her.She said four white men appeared — two dressed in black and two in Hawaiian shirts — and sprayed her with lighter fluid. One allegedly tossed a flaming lighter at her, setting her neck and face on fire. She said she “blasted” through the red light, patted the fire out and continued to drive to her brother’s home.  She later visited an emergency room, where she said health care workers had to scrub her skin off. She said she will eventually need plastic surgery.Althea Bernstein told ABC’s “Good Morning America” for a Friday segment that she hasn’t slept and doesn’t have an appetite. But she called the attack in the state’s capital city of Madison a “learning opportunity” for her attackers.“I’m very, very hopeful that these men sort of see all the responses and that they know that they hurt me and that this is something that’s going to affect me for a while,” she said. “And I really hope that they choose to improve themselves.”Bernstein also said “I never really knew someone could hate you just by looking at you,”…”They didn’t know me. I didn’t know them. I was just driving my car and minding my own business.”Investigators are currently investigating the attack as a hate crime with assistance from the FBI, Madison Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.last_img read more

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ICYMI in NFL Week 7: Kaepernick, social issues back in news

first_imgCarolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid, center, takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Colin Kaepernick is no longer in the NFL — which, when one considers that Derek Anderson and Cody Kessler are getting snaps at quarterback, is fascinating — and the White House-driven conversation about pregame national anthems in the league largely has receded.Still, on this given Sunday, both Kaepernick, and the ramifications of his protest movement about racial equality and social justice, were back in the news.That’s because Kaepernick’s former teammate with the San Francisco 49ers, safety Eric Reid — who is still kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” with his current club, the Carolina Panthers — made his personal conflict with Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins a very public matter.First, Reid went out onto the field to jaw at Jenkins, who was near the Eagles logo before the game. They got in each other’s faces — Jenkins with a helmet on, Reid without — until officials, coaches and teammates separated the pair. Then, after the game, Reid did not shy away from telling reporters exactly what he thinks of Jenkins.This all stems from Reid’s split from Jenkins’ The Players Coalition after the group sought to get pregame demonstrations to stop if the NFL made charitable donations to causes they support. Reid also was bothered by Kaepernick’s exclusion from meetings on the issue.“We believe a lot of players should have stepped up for Colin,” Reid said Sunday. “I believe Malcolm capitalized on the situation. He co-opted the movement that was started by Colin to get his organization funded. It’s cowardly. He sold us out.”When Reid’s comments were relayed, Jenkins said: “I’m not going to get up here and say anything negative about that man.”Kaepernick, meanwhile, tweeted out a message of support for Reid.In case you missed it, here are other top topics after the NFL season’s seventh Sunday:UNFIT TO BE TIEDTennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel had no interest in a tie. And when your offense is as vanilla and old-fashioned as his, maybe that makes sense — even if it means flying all the way back from London with a loss. When the Titans scored a TD to cut their deficit to 20-19 against the Los Angeles Chargers with 31 seconds left in regulation, the obvious move would have been to kick an extra point and figure you’ll take your chances in overtime. Vrabel went rogue, though, opting to try a 2-point conversion for the win, while risking defeat. Didn’t work: Marcus Mariota’s pass from the 1, following a penalty on the Chargers, was incomplete, and the Titans lost their third game in a row.TUCKERED OUTFor 222 consecutive extra points in the regular season, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker’s aim was true. Somehow, No. 223 proved problematic. After Joe Flacco threw a 14-yard TD pass to John Brown with 24 seconds left to get Baltimore within a point against the New Orleans Saints, OT seemed to be a certainty. Except Tucker’s PAT swerved right of the goalpost, leaving his Ravens with a 24-23 loss. As the ball sailed awry, his jaw dropped and his eyes widened in disbelief. “Every kicker, every football player, is going to come across a moment, a challenging moment. You play long enough, you’re going to have a kick you want back,” Tucker said. “Tonight was that night for me.”0-4 ON THE ROADEven Jerry Jones had nothing to say after this one. The Dallas Cowboys’ owner loves to offer his thoughts after games — win or lose — but he avoided the media after his club dropped to 0-4 on the road this season with a 20-17 defeat against the NFC East rival Washington Redskins. All sorts of things went wrong for the Cowboys, who are 3-0 at home: Ezekiel Elliott was held to 34 yards; Dak Prescott lost two fumbles, including one returned for a fourth-quarter TD that turned out to be the winning points; coach Jason Garrett appeared to be satisfied setting up a potentially tying field-goal attempt to force overtime rather than trying to get the ball in the end zone in the closing seconds; a rarely called penalty on the long snapper turned a 47-yard kick into a 52-yarder that Brett Maher doinked off the left upright.___AP Sports Writer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia contributed to this report.___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more