Sports Illustrated Releases Week 9 Bowl Projections

first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)We’re past the halfway point of the college football season. The bowl picture keeps changing based on weekly results.As of right now, Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame would be in the College Football Playoff if it started today. However, that will likely all change next week after ‘Bama and LSU play each other.Sports Illustrated has put out its most recent projections for the College Football Playoff as well as every other bowl game.Here’s a look at SI’s picks for the major bowls heading into Week 9:CFB Playoff at the Orange Bowl – Clemson vs. Notre Dame A closeup look at the pylon at the Orange Bowl. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)CFB Playoff at the Cotton Bowl – Alabama vs. OklahomaThe center field logo for the Good Year Cotton BowlTexas Bowl – TCU vs. Houston Gary Patterson leading his TCU football team onto the field.(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Camping World Bowl – West Virginia vs. Miami A closeup of Will Grier dropping back for a pass.(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)Gator Bowl – Auburn vs. Wisconsin Jarrett Stidham scrambles away from a Georgia Southern defender. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)Fiesta Bowl – Georgia vs. UCF A general view of the Fiesta Bowl field for a game between Ohio State and Clemson. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Peach Bowl – Ohio State vs. Florida Urban Meyer interacting with Ohio State football team.(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Outback Bowl – Michigan State vs. Kentucky (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Rose Bowl – Michigan vs. Washington An exterior view of the Rose Bowl.(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Sugar Bowl – LSU vs. Texas (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Citrus Bowl – Texas A&M vs. Penn State  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)You can see all of SI’s bowl projections here.last_img read more


Bulmers cider magnates lured alleged art thieves with advert in antiques magazine

One of the pieces allegedly stolen in the break-inCredit:The History Collection/Alamy Stock Photo Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. One of the pieces allegedly stolen in the break-in In December 2009, a man called Richard Ellis became involved in tracking down the artworks for the family.With the assistance of him and the Bulmer family, an advert was placed in the Antiques Trade Gazette in February 2015 offering a £50,000 reward for the paintings.It was at this time Jonathan Rees came forward, claiming to be a “go between” to secure the reward, stating he had “ex-SAS members” who would recover the artwork, the court heard. Liam Judge also previously worked on the home Credit:Ben Birchall/PA It was then distributed among those involved in the insurance fraud and burglary, it is claimed.Following the break in 11 people are on trial, but they are not believed to be the only people involved in the robbery. It is believed that the family were investing a lot of money in their property at the time leading up to the burglary. Two of the defendants, Liam Judge and Matthew Evans, were builders who worked on the site and allegedly planted the seed that it was a “very soft and lucrative target”.The alleged group of burglars targeted the house whilst the Bulmers were on holiday, however they had hired Deborah Barnjum to house-sit and look after the family dog named Echo. Matthew Evans, one of the builders who worked on the site and allegedly planted the seed that it was a “very soft and lucrative target”Credit:Ben Birchall/PA Liam Judge also previously worked on the home  They tied her up and placing a blanket over her head. The group then spent the following 45 minutes going through the house, selecting items to take with them – including one of Mr Bulmer’s cars.Mr Mooney said the ties were “brutally, unnecessarily and cruelly tight” and Ms Barnjum was left “terrified” as the burglary took place around her.Following the burglary, the paintings were allegedly taken to Birmingham and stored in the garage of Thomas Lynch. They remained here until 2015, jurors heard. Another of the pieces that went missingCredit:The History Collection/Alamy Stock Photo Another of the pieces that went missing Stephen Mooney, prosecuting, said Ms Barnjum secured the house on the evening of March 20 and had a bath before letting Echo out through a side door at about 10pm.”As she did so she saw three shadowy figures in the doorway as if waiting for this very moment,” he told the jury. The family behind Bulmers cider tracked down the alleged art thieves who burgled their home by posting an advert in an antiques magazine six years after the crime, a court has heard. Millions of pounds of artwork and antiques were stolen from the home of Esmond and Susie Bulmer, members of the Bulmers cider family, in Bruton, Somerset in 2009.But it was not until an advert was placed in an antiques magazine in 2015 that the perpetrators were found.Bristol Crown Court heard a group of burglars with intimate knowledge of the property – known as the Pavilions – ransacked it on the evening of March 20 whilst the couple were on holiday. Following the raid insurance firm Hiscox paid the Bulmers a “substantial amount” of money, but both the couple and the company wished to recover the paintings, estimated to be worth up to £2 million. He is accused of persuading Hiscox to increase the reward to £175,000 and personally returning the paintings to a secure location in Bermondsey, London, in August 2015.Hiscox allegedly paid the money into an account for a company called Lois Jewellery. The trial continues.  Skinder Ali, 39, of no fixed address, Liam Judge, 42, and Matthew Evans, 41, both of Tuffley, Gloucestershire, deny conspiracy to commit burglary.Ali, Mark Regan, 46, of no fixed address, Thomas Lynch, 43, of Small Heath, Birmingam, Donald Maliska, 63, of Dartford, David Price, 53, of Virginia Court, London, and Ike Obiamiwe, 55, of Ealing, London, deny conspiracy to handle stolen goods, namely 15 paintings.Maliska, Price, Obiamwie and Jonathan Rees, 62, of Weybridge, Surrey, deny conspiracy to defraud James Esmond Bulmer and Hiscox Insurance.Nigel Blackburn, 60, of Hockley, Birmingham, and Azhar Mir, 65, of Solihull, deny entering into or becoming concerned in a money-laundering arrangement.Rees denies doing acts tending and intended to pervert the course of justice. Matthew Evans, one of the builders who worked on the site and allegedly planted the seed that it was a "very soft and lucrative target" read more


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