Broncos’ Dre’Mont Jones: Rings up career-high nine stops

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Jones made nine tackles (five solo) in Sunday’s 31-3 loss to the Saints.

Jones continues to establish himself as the team’s starting defensive end, as he has registered a 58 percent snap share or better in six straight games. The Ohio State product has totaled 24 tackles and three sacks in that stretch, and he came through with a career high in stops in Week 12.

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Jones lifts S. Utah over NAIA Saint Katherine College 95-47

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Tevian Jones made 9 of 10 shots for a career-high 22 points as Southern Utah rolled past Saint Katherine College 95-47 on Saturday. Jones has scored 39 points in two games.

Dre Marin added 15 points for Southern Utah (1-1). John Knight III added 12 points and six assists. Harrison Butler had 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots.

Kamron Fleming scored 11 points for the Firebirds, who compete at the NAIA level. Saint Katherine was forced into 20 turnovers, resulting in 28 points for Southern Utah, and were outscored 48-16 in the paint.

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Y’all must’ve forgot: Five legendary moments from Roy Jones Jr.’s boxing career ahead of the Mike Tyson fight

On Saturday night, two of the all-time great fighters in boxing history will step into the ring to face off in an exhibition fight when Roy Jones Jr. does battle with Mike Tyson. Few athletes in history have reached the heights of fame — and infamy — of Tyson. Despite Jones never reaching Tyson’s level of notoriety, it’s almost without question that Jones is the better fighter in a historic context.

Jones is the only fighter ever to start his career at junior middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight world championship. He won world titles along the way at middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight and was ultimately recognized by Ring Magazine as Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s.

Ahead of Jones’ clash with Tyson at Staples Center in Los Angeles, let’s take a look back at five of the most memorable fights of his storied career.

First world title win over Hopkins

On the undercard of the heavyweight title fight between Riddick Bowe and Jesse Ferguson on May 22, 1993, Jones entered the ring opposite fellow future all-time great Bernard Hopkins. The fight was for the IBF middleweight championship that had been vacated by James Toney. Jones and Hopkins wouldn’t produce a thriller in the bout, but Jones was sharp throughout the fight, piling up early rounds before Hopkins was able to establish a rhythm and start taking some rounds on the scorecards.

Ultimately, Jones outlanded Hopkins 206 to 153 and also landed at a higher percentage. Jones would take all three official scorecards 116-112, though both Sports Illustrated (117-111) and HBO unofficial scorer Herold Lederman (118-110) saw the fight as an even wider win for Jones, as he improved his career mark to 22-0. The two would go on to rematch in 2010 with Hopkins winning a wide decision over Jones, whose style was much less suited to late-career success than the rugged Hopkins.

Upset against James Toney

As previously mentioned, Toney held the IBF middleweight title before moving up to super middleweight and capturing the IBF title at 168 pounds. Toney entered the Nov. 18, 1994 fight with Jones with an undefeated 44-0-2 record and the No. 2 spot in the Ring Magazine pound-for-pound rankings. Jones was 26-0 and ranked No. 3 pound-for-pound.

Toney was the favorite coming into the fight, but Jones dominated the action from the jump, in part because Toney was not in the best shape of his career. The fight produced one of the most iconic moments of his career, with Jones posing like one of his fighting roosters, Toney trying to mimic him and Jones landing a leaping hook that sent Toney stumbling back into the corner for a knockdown. In the end, Jones won his second world title by taking the unanimous decision by scores of 119-108, 118-109, and 117-110.

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Five legendary moments from Roy Jones Jr.’s boxing career ahead of the Mike Tyosn fight

On Saturday night, two of the all-time great fighters in boxing history will step into the ring to face off in an exhibition fight when Roy Jones Jr. does battle with Mike Tyson. Few athletes in history have reached the heights of fame — and infamy — of Tyson. Despite Jones never reaching Tyson’s level of notoriety, it’s almost without question that Jones is the better fighter in a historic context.



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Jones is the only fighter ever to start his career at junior middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight world championship. He won world titles along the way at middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight and was ultimately recognized by Ring Magazine as Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s.

Ahead of Jones’ clash with Tyson at Staples Center in Los Angeles, let’s take a look back at five of the most memorable fights of his storied career.

First world title win over Hopkins

On the undercard of the heavyweight title fight between Riddick Bowe and Jesse Ferguson on May 22, 1993, Jones entered the ring opposite fellow future all-time great Bernard Hopkins. The fight was for the IBF middleweight championship that had been vacated by James Toney. Jones and Hopkins wouldn’t produce a thriller in the bout, but Jones was sharp throughout the fight, piling up early rounds before Hopkins was able to establish a rhythm and start taking some rounds on the scorecards.

Ultimately, Jones outlanded Hopkins 206 to 153 and also landed at a higher percentage. Jones would take all three official scorecards 116-112, though both Sports Illustrated (117-111) and HBO unofficial scorer Herold Lederman (118-110) saw the fight as an even wider win for Jones, as he improved his career mark to 22-0. The two would go on to rematch in 2010 with Hopkins winning a wide decision over Jones, whose style was much less suited to late-career success than the rugged Hopkins.

Upset against James Toney

As previously mentioned, Toney held the IBF middleweight title before moving up to super middleweight and capturing the IBF title at 168 pounds. Toney entered the Nov. 18, 1994 fight with Jones with an undefeated 44-0-2 record and the No. 2 spot in the Ring Magazine pound-for-pound rankings. Jones was 26-0 and ranked No. 3 pound-for-pound.

Toney was the favorite coming into the fight, but Jones dominated the action from the jump, in part because Toney was not in the best shape of his career. The fight produced one of the most iconic moments of his career, with Jones posing like one of his fighting roosters, Toney trying to mimic him and Jones landing a leaping hook that sent Toney stumbling back into the corner for a knockdown. In the end, Jones won his second world title by taking the unanimous decision by scores of 119-108, 118-109, and 117-110.

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Y’all must’ve forgot: Five legendary moments from Roy Jones Jr.’s boxing career ahead of the Mike Tyosn fight

On Saturday night, two of the all-time great fighters in boxing history will step into the ring to face off in an exhibition fight when Roy Jones Jr. does battle with Mike Tyson. Few athletes in history have reached the heights of fame — and infamy — of Tyson. Despite Jones never reaching Tyson’s level of notoriety, it’s almost without question that Jones is the better fighter in a historic context.

Jones is the only fighter ever to start his career at junior middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight world championship. He won world titles along the way at middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight and was ultimately recognized by Ring Magazine as Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s.

Ahead of Jones’ clash with Tyson at Staples Center in Los Angeles, let’s take a look back at five of the most memorable fights of his storied career.

First world title win over Hopkins

On the undercard of the heavyweight title fight between Riddick Bowe and Jesse Ferguson on May 22, 1993, Jones entered the ring opposite fellow future all-time great Bernard Hopkins. The fight was for the IBF middleweight championship that had been vacated by James Toney. Jones and Hopkins wouldn’t produce a thriller in the bout, but Jones was sharp throughout the fight, piling up early rounds before Hopkins was able to establish a rhythm and start taking some rounds on the scorecards.

Ultimately, Jones outlanded Hopkins 206 to 153 and also landed at a higher percentage. Jones would take all three official scorecards 116-112, though both Sports Illustrated (117-111) and HBO unofficial scorer Herold Lederman (118-110) saw the fight as an even wider win for Jones, as he improved his career mark to 22-0. The two would go on to rematch in 2010 with Hopkins winning a wide decision over Jones, whose style was much less suited to late-career success than the rugged Hopkins.

Upset against James Toney

As previously mentioned, Toney held the IBF middleweight title before moving up to super middleweight and capturing the IBF title at 168 pounds. Toney entered the Nov. 18, 1994 fight with Jones with an undefeated 44-0-2 record and the No. 2 spot in the Ring Magazine pound-for-pound rankings. Jones was 26-0 and ranked No. 3 pound-for-pound.

Toney was the favorite coming into the fight, but Jones dominated the action from the jump, in part because Toney was not in the best shape of his career. The fight produced one of the most iconic moments of his career, with Jones posing like one of his fighting roosters, Toney trying to mimic him and Jones landing a leaping hook that sent Toney stumbling back into the corner for a knockdown. In the end, Jones won his second world title by taking the unanimous decision by scores of 119-108, 118-109, and 117-110.

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Julio Jones Says He Wants to Finish His Career with Falcons Amid Trade Rumors | Bleacher Report

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones runs against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

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Once an Atlanta Falcon, always an Atlanta Falcon.

That is apparently what wide receiver Julio Jones would like to say following his career. After Thursday’s 25-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers, Jones told NFL Network he would like to retire with the only NFL team he has ever known (around the four-minute mark). 

“I do want to finish my career with Atlanta, but, like I said, at the end of the day those things are out of your hands,” he said while also explaining he still believes he is the best wide receiver in the league.

Jones was brilliant in the win and finished with seven catches for 137 yards while torching Carolina’s zone. He was even more important after Calvin Ridley exited with an ankle injury.

The receiver’s comments come with Tuesday’s trade deadline hovering over a 2-6 team that likely isn’t going to make a late playoff push. Moving him to a contender could help the Falcons land a number of important assets to facilitate any rebuild, but he is also still a key playmaker who is under contract through 2023.

Falcons writer Kelsey Conway explained there have been “several reports that questioned if the Falcons would be looking to shop some of their top players,” although Jones was adamant even leading up to the Carolina game that he wanted to stay put.

“No,” he said of any desire to be traded. “I play football. I know who I am, I know what I got going on. I know what I mean to this team.”

Atlanta selected Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, and he has established himself as a franchise icon already with seven Pro Bowl appearances, two All-Pro selections and seven seasons with more than 1,100 receiving yards.

He led the league in receiving yards twice and helped lead the Falcons to the Super Bowl during the 2016 campaign.

While they fell short in that one, it sounds like the Alabama product would like another chance at a Lombardi Trophy in an Atlanta uniform.

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Alun Wyn Jones’ career in pictures ahead of record-breaking appearance

Alun Wyn Jones will to become rugby union’s most-capped international when he leads Wales out against Scotland on Saturday.

The second-row forward will play in his 149th Test, one more than former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw.

Here, the PA news agency looks back at Jones’ career in pictures.

Alun Wyn Jones, left, is tackled by Richie McCaw
Jones, left, is tackled by McCaw in a test in 2006, the year of his international debut (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones powers through two Canada players to score his second international try
Jones powers through two Canada players to score his second international try (David Jones/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones sings the national anthem
Jones belts out the national anthem before the 2008 Six Nations clash with England at Twickenham (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones, right, meets the Prince of Wales
Jones, right, meets the Prince of Wales, left, in 2008 (Leon Neal/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones, left, gives Wales a team talk before a Six Nations game against Italy
Jones gives Wales a team talk before a Six Nations game against Italy (Rebecca Naden/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones in the sea during his first British and Irish Lions tour, to South Africa in 2009
Jones enjoys South Africa during his first British and Irish Lions tour in 2009 (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones celebrates the Lions' third-Test win over South Africa in 2009
Jones celebrates the Lions’ third-Test win against the Springboks. Nine of his caps have come for the Lions (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones breaks through the New Zealand defence
Jones breaks through the New Zealand defence in the 2009 autumn internationals (David Jones/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones scores against South Africa in 2010
Jones scores against South Africa in 2010 (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones gets to grips with England’s Dan Cole during the 2011 Six Nations
Jones, wearing number five, gets to grips with England’s Dan Cole during the 2011 Six Nations (David Jones/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones celebrates Wales' Six Nations Grand Slam win in 2012
Jones celebrates Wales’ Six Nations Grand Slam win in 2012 (David Davies/PA)
Sam Warburton, left, and Alun Wyn Jones lift the trophy after the British and Irish Lions' series win over Australia in 2013
Injury to Sam Warburton led to Jones captaining the Lions in their decisive third Test win over Australia in 2013, leaving the pair to lift the trophy together (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones, centre right, and his team meet Prime Minister David Cameron after the Lions' victorious 2013 tour
Jones, centre right, and his team meet Prime Minister David Cameron after the Lions’ victorious 2013 tour (Chris Harris/The Times/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones tackles Scotland’s Blair Cowan, right, and jars the ball loose
Jones tackles Scotland’s Blair Cowan, right, and jars the ball loose in the 2015 Six Nations (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones and Wales team-mate Gethin Jenkins, centre, meet Prince Harry, left
Jones and Wales team-mate Gethin Jenkins, centre, meet Prince Harry, left (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones wins lineout ball against Argentina
Jones wins lineout ball against Argentina (Paul Harding/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones is tackled by New Zealand’s Sam Whitelock and Jerome Kaino
Jones is tackled by New Zealand’s Sam Whitelock and Jerome Kaino during the third test of the Lions’ 2017 series. Kaino was sin-binned for the tackle (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones leads Wales on to the field against South Africa in December 2017
Jones leads Wales on to the field against South Africa in December 2017 (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones lifts the Six Nations trophy during the 2019 Grand Slam winners celebration welcome at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay
Jones lifts the Six Nations trophy during the 2019 Grand Slam winners celebration welcome at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay. It was his third Grand Slam win, following 2008 and 2012 (Simon Galloway/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones takes the field against Australia in Tokyo at the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Jones takes the field against Australia in Tokyo at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, in the process becoming Wales’ most-capped player (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones and his wife Dr Anwen Jones at the 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards
Alongside his wife Dr Anwen Jones at the 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards (Jane Barlow/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones during his 148th international appearance, for Wales against France
Jones matched McCaw’s cap record against France last week (Lewis Joly/AP)

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More than 4 years after starting college football journey, SMU DT Will Jones is on scholarship and producing

The road that Will Jones took to become a contributing scholarship player at SMU is was both long and emotionally taxing.

It’s been more than four years since Jones first enrolled at Baylor, a month after committing to his dream school. Dominating at Prestonwood Christian Academy netted very few scholarship offers.

It’s been nearly three years since Jones registered his one and only career tackle during his two-season stint with the Bears.

It’s been more than two years since Jones transferred out of Baylor, feeling he needed a change. Two years since he started getting looks at Tyler Junior College.

And it’s been more than a year since he joined SMU, feeling he would earn a scholarship more quickly than he did.

Now, finally, Jones feels as though he’s home. He’s a key contributor at defensive tackle for the No. 22 Mustangs. He’s in better shape than ever before. He’s got the trust of the coaches. And he’s got his scholarship.

“He’s got a chip on his shoulder where he’s not the biggest guy, he’s not the fastest guy,” said SMU defensive coordinator Kevin Kane. “He’s just the guy that’s going to out-work and out-intelligent you.

“He knew he could earn a spot on this roster and go play, and he’s done every bit of that.”

SMU defensive tackle Will Jones (95) warms up before an NCAA football game against Memphis at Ford Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Dallas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)
SMU defensive tackle Will Jones (95) warms up before an NCAA football game against Memphis at Ford Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Dallas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Smiley N. Pool / Staff Photographer)

SMU is a school that has thrived on picking up talented players in the transfer portal, almost all of whom have left brand-name programs for one reason or another. Jones, though, doesn’t fit into the category of a Shane Buechele or a Reggie Roberson Jr. — both high-profile pickups.

Jones scrapped through four years of a fledgling college football career. He was basically taken as a waiver. This winter, just before the pandemic hit, Jones — a Dallas native — was put on scholarship after playing in all 13 games last season as a walk-on.

“We’re fortunate to have him,” said head coach Sonny Dykes. “He’s a really, really tough kid. Plays really hard. Gets the most out of his ability. And he’s probably more talented than people think he is. … He’s just the kind of D-Lineman you want.

“It’s fun when guys like him get an opportunity, and then they make most of it. He’s become a really solid football player for us. And is playing well, is playing probably as consistently as anybody up front right now.”

One of the main reasons Jones chose SMU out of JUCO as a preferred walk-on was because of Assistant A.D. for Human Performance Kaz Kazadi. He knew of Kazadi from his time at Baylor, and Jones, who had played his way into scholarship offers at other schools, took the walk-on shot to be with Kazadi.

He needed to lose some bad weight, he said, to improve his

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College football midseason awards led by Ttrevor Lawrence, Mac Jones

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USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.

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Only in 2020 would college football’s midseason hit as one Power Five conference has played a single game and another league is more than a week away from kickoff.

While the Big Ten just got started and the Pac-12 won’t open until Nov. 7, the 2020 season began Sept. 5 and has heated up since the SEC opened on Sept. 26.

Despite the odd and mismatched schedules across Bowl Subdivision leagues, one aspect of the season has gone according to plan: Alabama and Clemson have carved out some distance from the rest of pack in the early College Football Playoff race.

Also predictable? That Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence would head into Halloween as the favorite for the Heisman.

As we reach the midway point, here’s a look at the players, teams, coaches and games that have defined the first half of the 2020 season.

Best player

Paul Myerberg: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence. He’s completing 70.7% of his attempts, averaging 9.6 yards per throw and avoiding turnovers (two interceptions in 191 throws) at a better rate than in 2019. This is an easy pick.

Erick Smith: Alabama QB Mac Jones. Any thought that the Crimson Tide offense would be slowed by the departure of Tua Tagovailoa can be discarded. It might actually be better with Jones off to an amazing start. The junior threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns against an elite Georgia defense in a comeback win. He ranks third in passing yards and passer efficiency. 

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones throws under pressure from Georgia defensive lineman Devonte White during the second half at Bryant-Denny Stadium. (Photo: Gary Cosby Jr, The Tuscaloosa News)

Coach of the year

Paul Myerberg: Luke Fickell, Cincinnati. Fickell turned down the chance to take over at Michigan State in part because he knew what the No. 7 Bearcats were capable of achieving in 2020. Cincinnati already has two wins against Top 25 competition and have a shot at rising into the top four.

Erick Smith: Chris Klieman, Kansas State: With a roster devastated by COVID-19, the Wildcats lost their opener against Arkansas State. Two weeks later, they rallied to beat Oklahoma. That was the first of four Big 12 victories in a row. His next challenge will be overcoming the loss of starting quarterback Skylar Thompson and make the conference title game.

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Best defender

Paul Myerberg: Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. The senior has made splash plays for one of the nation’s best defenses and a unit already being compared to some of the best in recent program history. He’s second on the team with 21 tackles and leads with six tackles for loss.

Erick Smith: Arkansas LB Grant Morgan. The Razorbacks have been one of the stories

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Jamie Jones — Director of Radiance University

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Jamie Jones — Director of Radiance University

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radiance Technologies, Inc. (Radiance) is proud to welcome Ms. Jamie N. Jones as the company’s new Director of Radiance University. In this role, she will lead corporate learning and talent development initiatives, and serve our employee-owners through the enhancement and advancement of individual and corporate capability.

“We’re all in on the idea that the company that builds the most capable workforce and strongest leaders will prosper and perpetuate,” said Ms. Cindy Santy, Radiance Chief Capabilities Officer. “Jamie intuitively understands the skills that are in demand in our market and I’m excited to partner with her as Radiance grows our leadership pipeline.”

Ms. Jones brings over 20 years of experience in the Talent Acquisition, Management, and Development space, with the last 5 years being more focused on Talent Acquisition and HR strategy. Prior to joining Radiance, she led the Human Resources and Talent Acquisition teams at various DoD high-tech firms, and spent time lecturing at her alma mater. Ms. Jones earned a Master of Science degree in Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by HRCI.

About Radiance Technologies, Inc.

Radiance Technologies is an employee-owned small business prime contractor founded in 1999. Radiance has over 800 employee-owners across the United States serving the Department of Defense, national intelligence community, and other government agencies. From concepts to capabilities, Radiance leads the way in developing customer-focused solutions in the areas of cyber security, systems engineering, prototyping, and integration as well as operational and strategic intelligence including scientific and technical intelligence.

More information about the company available at: www.radiancetech.com

Contact:
Kacey Clark
(256) 517-7935
[email protected]

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