Elsie A. Dotson

La Salle quarterback Zach Branam signs with Navy

MONFORT HEIGHTS – At December’s Early Signing Day for college football, La Salle High School paraded out four Division I recruits with Jaylen Johnson going to Ohio State, Devonta Smith to Alabama, Iesa Jarmon to Cincinnati and Jaymar Mundy to Miami University.

One of the Greater Catholic League-South’s Tri-Players of the Year, Lancers quarterback Zach Branam, was not there. Branam was La Salle’s starter in 2019 when they won the Ohio Division II state title his junior year.

In 15 games as a junior, Branam threw for 1,676 yards and 21 touchdowns and ran for 1,394 and 14 scores. With the season shortened to 11 games as a senior, he still threw for 1,536 yards and 11 touchdowns and ran for 1,395 yards and 19 more. He ran for 253 yards and five scores against Moeller as a junior and 257 and four touchdowns vs. Anderson in a playoff game

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Chelsea left sweating on Thiago Silva’s fitness as defender limps off

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Chelsea suffered an injury blow as Thiago Silva limped off the pitch in the first half of his side’s 1-0 victory against Tottenham.

The Brazilian defender stretched to clear a ball and immediately seemed in pain with what appeared to be a hamstring injury as play initially carried on. 

Silva remained on the ground though and was replaced by Andreas Christensen, and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel spoke of his concern after the match.

Thiago Silva playing a game of football: Thiago Silva limped off in the first half against Chelsea after overstretching for the ball

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Thiago Silva limped off in the first half against Chelsea after overstretching for the ball

a group of baseball players playing a football game: The Brazilian was unable to continue but his side held on for a deserved 1-0 win over Spurs

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The Brazilian was unable to continue but his side held on for a deserved 1-0 win over Spurs

He said: ‘I saw Thiago with a big strap around his muscle but we have to wait. It’s worrying because it’s a muscle injury.’

When he went

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Subaru Crosstrek gets a boost for 2021 with a new Sport model

The Subaru Crosstrek compact SUV, a darling among car owners in the Puget Sound region, has a new Sport trim for 2021 and an optional new 182-horsepower 2.5-liter engine. Those 182 horses do a lot more work than the 152 of the 2.0-liter standard engine, which was previously the only engine offered for the Crosstrek.

Exterior appearance modifications on the 2021 Crosstrek include a redesigned front bumper and grille, and new wheel designs. Subaru’s EyeSight suite of driver assistance features now includes adaptive cruise control with lane centering, and two new paint color options have been added: Plasma Yellow Pearl and Horizon Blue Pearl.

There are four trim levels of the 2021 Crosstrek: Base, Premium, Sport, and Limited.

Base and Premium models come with the 2.0-liter engine and are available with a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic (CVT).

Sport and Limited versions come with the 2.5-liter engine

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Jazz’s Mitchell brushes off Shaq’s postgame criticism

Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 36 points in the Utah Jazz’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday but was quickly confronted with Shaquille O’Neal’s criticism on TNT’s broadcast.

Mitchell was asked about the awkward exchange afterward and brushed it off.

“We’re on a seven-game win streak right now, we’re playing good basketball. I hate to take a win like this and make it about what they said about me,” the Jazz guard said, according to the Salt Lake Tribune’s Eric Walden. “You look at how we played and guarded, I’m happy.”

Earlier in the program, O’Neal and Charles Barkley said Mitchell’s impact is limited to scoring.

Jazz center Rudy Gobert – who’s also received criticism from Shaq – said the

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