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Ravens reportedly return to practice field, will travel to Pittsburgh later Tuesday: NFL news roundup

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Ravens and Steelers are getting closer to finally playing their Week 12 game, which has been postponed three times. The game is scheduled for 3:40 p.m., on Wednesday.

Baltimore got some very good news as the team returned to the practice field on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. The team is expected to fly to Pittsburgh later in the day.

With the game moving to Wednesday afternoon, the Ravens will get some help as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network noted. J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram will be eligible to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list and play in the game.

However, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, they won’t be flying out with the team. Instead, they will join the team in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Will Fuller, Bradley Roby both suspended six games for PEDs

Late on Monday, the Texans got a double dose of bad news. They found out that both wide receiver Will Fuller and cornerback Bradley Roby will be suspended six games for violating the NFL’s policy on PEDs.

Fuller posted on his Instagram that he tested positive because he was prescribed a substance not permitted by the league.

The suspension means that both players will miss the last five games of this season and the opener of the 2021 season.

DK Metcalf explains what got him fired up vs. Eagles

Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf had the best game of his young NFL career on Monday night when he caught 10 passes for a career-high 177 yards in a 23-17 win vs. the Eagles.

It’s only the second time he’s caught 10 passes or more in a game.

After the game, Metcalf talked to reporters about what got him motivated. He said it came from Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz telling him he is not on Calvin Johnson’s level yet.

Metcalf now leads the NFL in receiving yards with 1,039. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill (1,021 yards) is the only other receiver in the league with more than 1,000 yards.

Broncos quarterbacks reportedly cleared to return

The Broncos look like they will only be playing one game without a quarterback.

Mike Klis of 9News in Denver reported on Tuesday morning that Blake Bortles, Drew Lock and Brett Rypien have all tested negative again, which should clear them to return to practice on Wednesday.

All three of the quarterbacks were held out of Sunday’s 31-3 loss to the Saints after they were deemed as high-risk close contacts to Jeff Driskel, who tested positive for COVID-19. They were forced to start rookie undrafted free agent wide receiver Kendall Hinton at quarterback.

During his Monday press conference, Broncos coach Vic Fangio told reporters including Jeff Legwold of ESPN that he hasn’t ruled out disciplining the three quarterbacks.

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UC Freeholders Officially Open Clark’s Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field

CLARK, NJ – The Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field opened officially on Monday after a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Union County Freeholders, the Union County Improvement Authority, Union County College and members of the Clark Recreation Department.

The field features an eight-lane Olympic running track, soccer and lacrosse field, field house with lockers and concession, bleachers, press box and track and field facilities.

According to county officials the field will be used by Union County College teams and athletes for soccer and lacrosse games, track and field meets and practices. The facility is also open through the County Parks Department to the public, schools, and organizations for the same usage.

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“The College’s athletic teams have struggled without a home field for many years. Frankly, it’s a social justice issue when poorer community college students don’t have the decent and safe facilities that wealthier college students take for granted,’’ said Union County College President Dr. Margaret McMenamin.  “So we are pleased to partner with the County on this endeavor. Our soccer, lacrosse, and track athletes need to compete on a modern, safe, state-of-the-art field. This includes our nationally recognized women’s soccer team that finished the 2018 season ranked third in the nation at the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament…”

The 12-acre site can be used for Division I athletic competitions and is considered to be the best in the county according to officials.  The complex also includes lighting for night competition, bleachers for up to 800 fans, a press box, an underground storm water detention area and provides scenic views of the park and the Watchung mountains.

Developers constructed a dedicated entrance to the field at the intersection of Woodland Road and Oak Ridge Road.  It leads into the parking lot which contains 120 spaces for use by field-goers.   The lot also has its own exit from the park across from the Clark Pool.

“This magnificent facility now takes its place as one of the top-notch recreational fields in the state,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Union County is highly regarded for its award-winning parks system, and the Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field is a great new attraction for our residents and student-athletes to enjoy.”


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Springfield Recreation Department, Township Partner on Softball Field Work

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Chisholm Park upper softball field will soon be receiving some much-needed renovations. At a township committee meeting earlier this month, the committee approved a resolution to award a contract for the field’s renovation.

When completed, according to the township, the project will address drainage and playability concerns that caused the frequent cancellation of softball activities after rainfall which often in the complicated and schedule-rending rescheduling of practices, scrimmages, games, and clinics for Springfield and visiting softball players, coaches, officials, and families who use the field on a regular basis.

In a post on the township website, Adam Lieb, Director of Recreation said he was optimistic about the possibilities a full renovation could provide.

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“I’m excited about this project for many reasons,” Lieb said. “The upper softball field sits right outside my office and it’s very frustrating to see the build-up of water almost every time it rains. Our Department of Public Works staff members do a terrific job removing the water and preparing the field, but we still lose a day or two.

“As a result, the softball program is inconvenienced, which affects many, many people. The township spends considerable funds every year to upgrade playgrounds, parks, fields, and the Chisholm Community Center. This project is a worthwhile use of our funds and efforts because it will benefit a popular and growing youth sports program.”

The $13,000 project includes the following work to be completed by Advanced Athletic Services of Allamuchy, New Jersey:

  • Layout correct field dimensions
  • Excavate and replace sod where infield meets outfield
  • Laser grade existing infield mix at consistent elevation
  • Spread new infield mix to achieve proposed finished grade
  • Grade and groom infield to a smooth finish
  • And spread infield conditioner

One of the organizations who will be using the new field when it is finished is Springfield Girls Softball Inc., an organization that partners with the recreation department to provide year-round outdoor and indoor softball opportunities for children from pre-k through high school.

In the same post, Jen Cataldo, president of Springfield Girls Softball Inc., said, that she and the rest of the board were beyond thrilled to have the field project underway.

“The Springfield Girls Softball board and I are thrilled that the upper field project is approved and will be underway shortly,” Cataldo said. “Anyone who has passed by that field days after a rain storm knows how dire it is to get it fixed. We are so grateful to the Springfield Township Committee and the Springfield Recreation Department for making this a priority for our girls.

“After witnessing our girls thrive playing amidst a pandemic this summer and fall, we realize how important it is for them to get back to doing what they love in a safe manner. It was devastating to lose our spring season this 

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Why air ambulance was called to village playing field twice in a week

An air ambulance was called twice to the same recreation ground in a Nottinghamshire village in less than a week.

Two separate medical emergencies required the air ambulance in Keyworth over the course of just five days.

The first incident occurred in the village square on Saturday, October 24.

A 65-year-old man became ill and required medical attention after suffering a suspected heart attack.

The air ambulance was dispatched, and landed on the nearby recreation field off Nottingham Road, while members of the public administered CPR – “undoubtedly” saving his life.

A spokesperson for Rushcliffe Police said: “Swift action by several members of the public, calling the emergency services and administering CPR undoubtedly saved this gentleman’s life.

“Professional medical assistance arrived and took over his treatment and he was able to sit up and talk as he was taken to hospital in the ambulance.

“We are unable to give any further update upon this gentleman’s condition, but would like to thank everyone involved.”

Then, on Thursday, October 29, residents spotted the air ambulance overheard once again as it was called to another medical emergency.

A spokesperson for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 2.36pm yesterday, Thursday 29 October to Keyworth, Nottingham to assist with a medical emergency.

“We sent two paramedics in two ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and the air ambulance was also in attendance.”

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Ferguson Parks & Recreation awarded much needed field refurbishments from Scotts and MLB | News Headlines

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Young ballplayers in north St. Louis County will soon be able to play on the field of their dreams thanks to a huge upgrade by The Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program, which works alongside Major League Baseball.

Each year they award modern, playable youth baseball and softball field refurbishments to local communities. Ferguson Parks & Recreation was one of only four community organizations in the country to receive the grant.

“For something good to happen in the community, it just helps lift everyone’s spirits involved,” said Ferguson Director of Parks & Recreation Dave Musgrave. “Over the past three, four years, the amenities offered there have kind of went downhill due to budget restraints.”

They came across The Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program earlier this year and applied for the grant. The panel involved in the selection process included Olympic Gold Medalist and MLB Youth Softball Ambassador Jennie Finch. They were so moved by Ferguson’s request for help that they chose them over nearly 500 other applicants.

“They were definitely of need,” said Finch. “It was so much fun to hop on a call with the youth of the community, just to see their faces light up and how excited they are to have a decent field now to go out and play on.”

The program provided products and services, with a value up to $50,000, renovating their existing ball fields with an infield makeover, and more enhancements such as new pitcher’s mound and home plate.

While they finished the renovations last month, due to the pandemic, they’re hoping to do a ribbon-cutting for the fields this coming spring, just in time for the baseball and softball season.

“It just brings more eye-appeal and it’s more encouraging for them to be able to participate in an environment that’s more appealing,” said Musgrave. “It gives them a little pride in the community I think.”

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