ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)On Friday afternoon the Ohio State fanbase got the news it’s been waiting for: transfer quarterback Justin Fields received immediate eligibility from the NCAA.As a result, he’ll be the likely starting quarterback for the Buckeyes when they take the field in the fall.In the immediate aftermath of the decision, the odds for the eventual college football champion shifted and Vegas seems to like the Buckeyes.With Fields immediately eligible, Ohio State’s national title odds jumped from 12-1 to 8-1. The Buckeyes are now the third-favorite behind Clemson and Alabama to take home the title in 2019.Per @BovadaOfficial,#OhioState’s national title odds:– Before Justin Fields’ eligibility decision: 12/1– Now: 8/1 ? https://t.co/Nw6mhWOCEa— John Sabol (@John_Sabol) February 8, 2019The former Georgia quarterback played in 12 games for the Bulldogs in 2018 as the backup to starter Jake From.He racked up 328 yards and four touchdowns through the air, while adding 266 yards and four scores on the ground.Fields is the former No. 2 overall recruit in the nation – behind only Clemson star Trevor Lawrence – and one of the highest-rated recruits ever to don an Ohio State jersey.He’ll have plenty of time to get acquainted with his new teammates before the Buckeyes open the 2019 college football season against Lane Kiffin and the Florida Atlantic Owls on August 31.Can Ohio State stop the sting of Clemson and Alabama titles?
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 02: Wide receiver D.K. Metcalf of Ole Miss runs the 40-yard dash during day three of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, wide receivers, quarterbacks and tight end took the field at the NFL combine. The best college football players from the around the country displayed their skills in front of NFL scouts in Indianapolis.During Saturday’s action, there were a few impressive performances. Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell set the mark to beat with a 4.31 in the 40-yard dash – the fastest of the weekend so far.However, while Campbell’s blazing speed was impressive, there was one wide receiver who stole the show. Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf put together one of the best combine performances in recent memory.Metcalf, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 228 pounds, made headlines earlier this week when he was measured to have 1.9-percent body fat.After that, he displayed his athleticism with a 40-inch vertical and a 4.33 40-yard dash.Check out his 40-yard dash here.D.K. Metcalf just ran a 4.33u 40-yard dash! 🔥🔥🔥 @dkmetcalf14 @OleMissFB📺: #NFLCombine on @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/1mDnh8VjcG— NFL (@NFL) March 2, 2019Those watching at home couldn’t believe a wide receiver with Metcalf’s size could run as fast as he did.Oh, and he also put up 27 repetitions of 225 pounds – tying him for most among wide receivers.He’s solidifying his spot in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft. A few NFL scouts even mentioned his name as a potential top-10 pick.
LONDON — The U.K.’s energy regulator says it has launched an investigation into a widespread electricity outage on Aug. 9 that left a hospital without power and rail passengers stranded for hours during the busy evening commute.The announcement Tuesday came as the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets released a preliminary report on the outage, which showed it began with a lightning strike on the transmission network north of London. Almost simultaneously, two power stations reduced supplies to the national electricity grid, triggering automatic disconnections that left 1.1 million customers without power for up to 50 minutes.Ofgem says the investigation will look at whether National Grid, which operates the transmission system, had sufficient back-up supplies to manage the loss of generation and whether generating stations complied with their obligations.The Associated Press