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The Brisbane Lions' stocks are a bit slimmer with assistant coaches Mark Harvey and Adrian Fletcher leaving the club.
Harvey had been with the club for the last two seasons as a senior assistant and took over as interim head coach for the final three games of the 2013 season after Michael Voss' sacking.
In their wake, Peter Schwab, the AFL's current director of coaching, has been handed a newly created title as head of coaching and development at the Lions.
"It's an absolute thrill to be back in the AFL system, in particular with the Brisbane Lions and working alongside Justin Leppitsch and Dean Warren," Schwab said in a statement on the club's website.
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Panthera blytheae is an ancient species of "big cat" that was found in Tibet. These renderings show schematics of the creature's skull and a reconstruction of how it might have looked in life.The new study also reveals that all cats diverged about 16 million years ago, about 5 million years earlier than was Andre Iguodala Red Jersey previously thought. [See Images of the Oldest Big Cat Fossils]How cats evolvedThe group of felines known as "big cats" includes tigers, leopards, lions and jaguars, as well assnow leopards and clouded leopards. But exactly where and when they evolved hasn't been clear.Tseng and his colleagues were excavating a rocky region of badlands in the Tibetan plateau in 2010 when they uncovered a fossil skull and one other bone that seemed to belong to a big cat. On return trips, they excavated five more specimens of the cat.The team didn't know how old the fossils were, so the researchers looked at the orientation of magnetic minerals in the rock layers around the fossils. BecauseEarth's magnetic poles have flipped at known points in geologic time, counting the number of times magnetic particles switch orientation in nearby rocks can reveal the approximate age of a fossil.The team concluded the big cat was at least 4 million years old a few million years older than some otherancient tiger fossils.16 million year old cat taleA detailed look at the anatomy in comparison with other living and extinct cats revealed that the primeval cat didn't look too different from a modern snow leopard.But this cat is by no means the first feline from which all other cats evolved. After combining an analysis of the fossil cat's physical features with genetic data including some from a fossil cave lion the team puts the origin of all cats (including house cats) somewhere around 16 million years ago."These fossils are the oldest, but they're by no means the most primitive," Tseng told LiveScience. "There is some big cat out there http://www.officialbasketballstore.com/andre-iguodala-jersey that has yet to be described."The findings are exciting because they corroborate genetic estimates of when cats first emerged, and because the fossils were found near Central Asia, the area where most scientists believe cats first evolved, said Julie Meachen, a paleontologist at Des Moines University in Iowa, who was not involved in the study.Where mega creatures hung outIn addition, the cat skull came from a region where other fossils of mega creatures have been found, suggesting perhaps this is the region where Pleistocene megafauna, including "big furry guys" such aswoolly mammoths and rhinos, evolved, Meachen said. (Megafauna are large or giant animals.)It's also fascinating to see how little cats have changed over the past several million years, she said."The reason they don't change is that they are so good at what they do that they don't need to change," Meachen told LiveScience. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Former Roughriders GM Klay Thompson Navy Jersey Eric Tillman returns to old stamping grounds
Eric Tillman will make the self conscious walk to his Grey Cup seat on Sunday afternoon in this city and stadium of mixed emotions, to watch his new team play his old team for the championship of Canadian football.
There has probably not been a Grey Cup like this before, with so many threads and entanglements between the teams, so many connections fractured and strained and even those that survived the tests of time and circumstance.
But none are as complex or controversial as what Tillman brought to the Saskatchewan Roughriders and how he exited a job he never wanted to leave, in sadness and disgrace.
there will be countless emotions, Tillman said of walking in to Mosaic Stadium on Sunday not as a Roughrider, but as a consultant with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. There have to be countless emotions.
It wasn all that long ago that Tillman who has bounced around the CFL so long his nickname should be Pinball, operating teams in Regina, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton, with some work with the Alouettes was standing outside the visitors dressing room at Rogers Centre, grabbing every football player as he ran by, doing his own version of Fred Shero, shouting that they as Roughriders would walk together forever now as 2007 Grey Cup champions.
He was in his glory that night: Winning with the Roughriders is different than winning anywhere else.
It more appreciated.
It happens so infrequently.
This is the 101st Grey Cup. Should the Roughriders win, this will be their fourth championship. In a league where you should win once every 81/2 seasons, the Roughriders have won once every 34 years.
Should Hamilton win Sunday, Tillman will have more Grey Cups than the entire Roughriders franchise.
Tillman won with Saskatchewan and, not that many years later, was out of the league, embarrassed by a personal circumstance he tried he explain, but couldn He was hired and fired again in Edmonton before winding up in a Hamilton payback of sorts.
It was Tillman who hired Kent Austin to coach in Saskatchewan and it was Austin who hired Tillman back somewhat quietly to work as his consultant in Hamilton (he has to be called consultant because he still being paid by Edmonton).
does Eric do for you? Austin was asked the other day.
a consultant, said Austin.
does that mean? knows a lot about a lot of things. He a great sounding board for me. board David Lee Mens Jersey or not, the many connections of Tillman are all over this Grey Cup matchup.
Darian Durant, the Roughriders quarterback, is a Tillman find. When Tillman ran the Ottawa Renagades, he put Durant name on the club secret negotiation list. That how far back their relationship goes.
the end of the 2006 season (in Saskatchewan), I was put on the practice roster, said Durant. had it. I was ready to go home. Eric Tillman came to my apartment. He said, a great quarterback. Don leave. Don quit football. I have big plans for you in this organization. crazy how that worked out. I owe Eric a lot of credit for the reason I am where I am. It so strange that he on the other side. Going through Grey Cup with him and now going against him and Kent. It kind of strange, isn it? it isn Durant, it Weston Dressler. If it isn Dressler, it Chris Getzlaf. Or defensive end John Chick. All of them brought to the Riders by Tillman. All of them prominent against his Tiger Cats tomorrow.
was the reason I ended up in Saskatchewan, said Getzlaf.
traded Jason Armstead for me and Corey Holmes. He allowed me the opportunity to come back here and play for my hometown. We don talk on a regular basis, but when we do cross paths, it definitely good to see him. boys on one team.
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Something has to give.
I incredibly proud David Lee kids Jersey of both teams, said Tillman, 56, who has missed most of Grey Cup week being home in Mississippi with his ailing father.
But he flew on Friday from Memphis to Houston; Houston to Calgary; and Calgary to Regina to make sure to be here for Sunday game.
I so happy in particular for (Ticats owner) Bob Young. What a genuinely nice man.
is a wonderful day for Ticats fans who have waited so long to get back to the Grey Cup and a very special day for Saskatchewan, who hoped and dreamed their team would host. Tillman talked about his former players.
lot of good and unselfish men in that locker room wearing green. It takes more than talent to get to the big game and Kent and I have great respect for the Riders. then comes the division.
Saskatchewan wins on Sunday, full credit goes to (GM) Brendan Taman, (coach) Corey Chamblin and their staffs. This is their team now. They done one heck of a job. sides have. And no one knows that better than the ultimate insider, Eric Tillman.
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This is going to seem weird but I was taking the Bears in a close one with McCown. Now I not. No question Cutler the better player when healthy and should be the starter, but something is off, maybe even wrong here. I just feel there more going on here than we know.
Matthew Stafford always plays poorly in Chicago (has never won at Soldier Field) but he never faced this defense in Chicago. It pretty simple: He not Seneca Wallace.
The Bears draw inspiration from a Mike Ditka pregame speech and grab a tight hold on the division and a playoff spot behind a three touchdown game from Matt Forte.
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The Lions don light up the scoreboard quite the same away from home. The Bears dominate time of possession behind Cutler and Forte but the Detroit Josh Smith Jersey defense allows one too many big plays.
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The good news for them is that, in Vancouver and elsewhere, there are plenty of reasons not to, as the region plays host to several activities that kids love, but that are happy to accommodate adults.
Tag! You're It! Vancouver taps into the child in cheap nfl jerseys all of us. It's a meetup group that gathers once a month in public parks to play games such as Freeze Tag, Capture the Flag and Human Foosball.
The park, located along False Creek just across from English Bay, is a beautiful location with winds that create perfect conditions for flying an aerial craft.
Steveston's Garry Point Park is another popular spot. Here, the wind comes off the Fraser River into a 75acre park that looks out to Vancouver Island in the distance.
One of the park's most popular features is a wide open field where flyers test all kinds of kites, be they diamond or deltashaped. They even attach them to buggies and let the wind carry them forward.
Check out a slideshow of kid activities that adults can do around Vancouver. The story continues below the slideshow:
Disc golf is another popular outdoor activity among Vancouverites. One of the best places to play it is at Queen Elizabeth Park, where the sloping ground makes it difficult to hit all the targets on the course. Jericho Hill offers a similar experience, but you'll find flatter ground at the Quilchena course.
Those who like golf but can't afford to hit the links can try any number of pitchandputt courses around the city. They serve as excellent training grounds for young golfers but adults can enjoy them just the same.
The Stanley Park Pitch and Putt offers 18 holes ranging from 40 to 100 yards in distance.
The Rupert Wholesale NFL Jerseys Park Pitch and Putt in East Vancouver is more challenging, with trees and ponds that make it tough to stay above par.
Anyone craving a little combat can check out North Shore Paintball in North Vancouver. cheap nfl jerseys The facility looks like a war zone, with woods, hills and structures that have been splattered with paint.
More recently, the venue hosted the Zombie Survival Zone, a Halloweenthemed paintball game that pitted players against the undead.
Meanwhile, Delta Force Tsawwassen also offers a combat zone that's been built to resemble a movie set.
Those who wish to take their triggerhappy fun inside should go to Richmond Indoor Paintball, which offers a "Call of Duty"like experience with bunkers, cars and steel barrels.
Less painful, but still combatlike, is laser tag, which can be experienced at Planet Lazer in Richmond, where Justin Bieber was famously accused of assaulting another player.
The threestorey, 14,000squarefoot facility offers up to 48 players a chance to dodge lasers amidst dark scifi lighting. Planet Lazer also has locations in New Westminster, Langley and Abbotsford.
A trampoline is fun on its own, but have you ever played dodgeball on it? Richmond's Extreme Air Park offers the chance to lob balls, play basketball or launch yourself into a foam pit.
Finally, for those who crave speed, there's Richmond Go Karts, a halfmile outdoor track that beckons both kids and adults. Drivers can also check out TBC Indoor Racing, which has 13 turns and karts that reach speeds of up to 75 kilometres per hour.
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