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NEW ORLEANS — It appears that running back Mark Ingram’s career with the New Orleans Saints is over.,Kamara was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year two years ago and was even more productive last season as Ingram missed the first four games of the season while suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.,Ingram, who had the only 1,000-yard rushing seasons of his eight-year career in 2016 and 2017, had just 645 rushing yards while Kamara had 883 rushing yards in addition to catching 81 passes for 709 yards.,In 2017, Ingram and Kamara were the first teammates to each have 1,500 yards from scrimmage in the same season.,Murray rushed for 788 yards in his last season in Oakland, 842 in his first season in Minnesota and 578 last season. read more

James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together on Akron’s competitive playgrounds and tough streets.,As James grew into a tantalizing basketball prospect capable of jumping from high school to the NBA as the No. 1 draft pick, he studied, imitated and drew profound inspiration from Jordan’s tongue-wagging dunks, that fadeaway jumper, his competitive fire — even the little details of the way Jordan wore his sneakers and shorts.,Jordan has also admired James’ game for years.,When James surpassed Jordan’s career points total Wednesday night, he did it in a pair of Nikes with “Thank You M.J.” written neatly on the side.,James moved past Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list with a driving three-point play in the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 115-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

YOUNGSTOWN — Senior guard Melinda Trimmer scored in double figures for a seventh straight game in leading Youngstown State past Milwaukee, 64-58, in a Horizon League quarterfinal Wednesday night in front of 1,382 fans at the Beeghly Center.,LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list Wednesday night.,James, who entered the NBA at 18 years old compared to 21 for Jordan, began the night averaging 27.1 points per game in 1,189 games over 16 seasons with Cleveland, Miami and the Lakers.,Just eight days ago, James moved into 10th place on the assists list, becoming the first player in league history to make the top 10 in points and assists.,James began the night averaging 27.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists while hitting 51 percent of his shots and playing 35.7 minutes per game for the Lakers.

Exceptional bosses don’t leave it to HR to create career progression programs for their team members.,But it’s easier than you think, if you follow five steps:  organize key information about each employee into a spreadsheet, consult and update it weekly, do a deeper dive every three months, discuss it regularly with team members and consult it when writing performance evaluations.,The exceptional leaders I studied don’t leave it to HR to create career progression programs for their team members.,As you gain insight into individual progress, as well as the coaching or development methods that seem to work, pull team members aside one by one to discuss.,Many managers struggle to recall the nuances of their team members’ performance and development work over a year.

It is difficult to comprehend quite what Mason Greenwood must have thought when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed him his Manchester United debut along with the sizeable task of finding the goal that would see United become the first team in the history of the European Cup to overturn a two-goal deficit, away from home, in the knockout stages.,The England under-18 international, who signed his first professional United contract in October, had scored 22 goals in 22 games for Manchester United’s under-18, under-19 and under-23 teams before his unforgettable night in Paris and his has been an exponential career trajectory that Mark Senior, one of the first to harness Greenwood’s infinite talent, believes was forecast from the age of six.,Greenwood’s first taste of organised football came at United’s development school in Halifax 11 years ago and Senior, a former coach at both the Halifax centre and United’s academy, says Greenwood, from Wibsey, Bradford, was almost immediately earmarked as a future star.,Greenwood’s talent was so apparent that he was soon sent to United’s training ground in Salford, The Cliff, on Sunday mornings to play small-sided games against the most gifted members of United’s 46 development centres around the country.,Greenwood’s showing since forming part of United’s tour squad last summer have seen comparisons made with United strikers of old, but Senior believes Greenwood, who can play across the forward line, will become known as a player with a unique style should his progression continue at the same rate.

Ricky Dungan closed out his high school swimming career Friday at the Division II OHSAA Swimming & Diving Championship meet at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium.,The Wilmington High School senior finished 13th in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.18 seconds and 16th in the 500-yard freestyle event with a time of 4:55.22.,Ricky Dungan closed out his high school swimming career Friday at the Division II OHSAA Swimming & Diving Championship meet at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium.,Ricky Dungan closed out his high school swimming career Friday at the Division II OHSAA Swimming & Diving Championship meet at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium.,The Wilmington High School senior finished 13th in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.18 seconds and 16th in the 500-yard freestyle event with a time of 4:55.22.

A true existential crisis, explains Clay Routledge, a psychological researcher and professor at North Dakota State University, is having your worldview — the thing that gives your life meaning and structure — completely shattered.,Williams had a choice to make: He could either see no purpose in continuing to live a life without playing professional basketball, or he could attempt to find meaning elsewhere.,In existential therapy, also known as existential-humanistic therapy, people with an existential crisis are taught to acknowledge the four "givens" of the human condition: death, meaning, isolation and freedom.,The work of existential therapy is to acknowledge your inability to change those givens, while working to discover intrinsic sources of motivation and meaning.,Throughout his existential crisis, Williams received unwavering support from his mother, Althea, and from his former college coaches and teammates.

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RIB LAKE - Jayden Dobbs hasn't been on a football field in a competitive game in almost two years.,Jayden, a 2012 graduate of Athens High School, was signed by the Salina Liberty of the Champions Indoor Football league earlier this month.,"I just didn't want to end a great time in my football career like that," Jayden said.,His dad knew, though, that Jayden wouldn't end his time in football like that.,(Photo: T'xer Zhon Kha/USA TODAY is a 'labor of love' for longtime high school coaches RELATED: Badgers star Sam Arneson passes on NFL "I don't want to look back with any regrets" Now, Jayden gets done substitute teaching at Rib Lake Elementary School and drives to Medford to work out at the local high school. read more

“Giving ambitious employees the autonomy and opportunities to pursue passions is a great way to intrinsically motivate them, and provides ways for them to advance in their careers and make them feel fulfilled,” she says.,“It sends the message to your ambitious employees that their career is an important topic to you–and it provides an explicit platform for them to share their ambitions and get feedback,” says LeBold.,People change during their careers, and companies should be willing to change with them, says DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer at open source software provider Red Hat.,While compensation is important, your best talent wants a sense of purpose within your company, says Amy Veater, head of people and culture at Avi Networks, cloud application services provider.,Or just focus on being a great employer While retention is top of mind, employers should start thinking about what makes a company a great place to work–that’s what keeps the most ambitious employees happy, says Tracy Cote, chief people officer at Genesys, a customer experience platform.

“Giving ambitious employees the autonomy and opportunities to pursue passions is a great way to intrinsically motivate them, and provides ways for them to advance in their careers and make them feel fulfilled,” she says.,“It sends the message to your ambitious employees that their career is an important topic to you–and it provides an explicit platform for them to share their ambitions and get feedback,” says LeBold.,People change during their careers, and companies should be willing to change with them, says DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer at open source software provider Red Hat.,While compensation is important, your best talent wants a sense of purpose within your company, says Amy Veater, head of people and culture at Avi Networks, cloud application services provider.,Or just focus on being a great employer While retention is top of mind, employers should start thinking about what makes a company a great place to work–that’s what keeps the most ambitious employees happy, says Tracy Cote, chief people officer at Genesys, a customer experience platform.