Two years to the day after McVay became the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, he will attempt to earn his first playoff victory Saturday night when the Rams (13-3) host the Dallas Cowboys (11-6) for a trip to the NFC championship game.,LaFleur was on McVay's staff with the Rams last year, while Kingsbury is a good friend and like-minded offensive innovator.,Two of McVay's current assistant coaches — Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor and passing game coordinator Shane Waldron — also landed recent interviews for head coaching jobs.,LaFleur was a longtime quarterbacks coach until McVay hired him as his offensive coordinator in 2017.,Kingsbury is coming off three consecutive losing seasons as the head coach at Texas Tech, but he improbably landed right next to McVay in the NFC West as the Arizona Cardinals' head coach.

Rickey Dixon, the great Oklahoma defensive back, will join the likes of Vince Young and Jacob Green, icons of Texas and Texas AM, in the next class of the College Football Hall of Fame.,On Monday, Lorraine asked her husband what everyone wants to know: "Would you play football again, knowing what you know now?","I don't know, I guess it's our faith," said Lorraine, who met Rickey in college and married him more than 25 years ago.,Before leaving, Switzer hugged Rickey close, looked into his haunting eyes and told him, "Good things will happen this year.",Rickey won't go, Lorraine said, but his children will represent their father on his big night.

Nor is it likely to end well for a lot of Lakers, some of whom could be New Orleans-bound in a trade for Anthony Davis … or cut for salary cap space, like the eight of them who are on one-year deals, to bring in more free agents like Klay Thompson … or unemployed like Coach Luke Walton if Magic Johnson holds him responsible for any shortfall.,I don’t see a second-round loss going over well with Johnson, not after he read Walton the riot act seven games into the season, then, in as close as he felt like coming to reassuring everyone publicly, said Luke would, “finish this season unless something drastic happens, which it won’t.”,It’s still emerging with last week’s report by ESPN’s uber-connected Adrian Wojnarowski that Magic has wanted a new coach since he took over, but has yet to convince Jeanie Buss, who is “fiercely loyal” to Walton.,Despite his cachet, James hasn’t been a behind-the-scenes schemer … aside from all his player recruiting … although Riley, whom LeBron left high and dry, late revealed that LeBron hinted that he would like him to fire Coach Erik Spoelstra during LeBron’s first season in Miami without coming out and actually asking him to do it.,A recent report from ESPN’s uber-connected Adrian Wojnarowski indicated that Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson has wanted a new coach since he took over in February of 2017, but has yet to convince team owner Jeanie Buss, who is “fiercely loyal” to Luke Walton, left.

But this much we know: There’s a high school sports revolution afoot in our corner of the world, the residual effect of which is for the everlasting betterment of the games our kids play.,Tom Cantone, the vice president of sports and entertainment (and huge Penn State guy, by the way) loves the idea that kids can play basketball on the same floor that LeBron, Springsteen and U2 once played.,"The mantra ‘Run to the Sun’ has been great for the (CIAC) state tournament," said Ledyard High vice principal/athletic director and ECC tournament director Jim Buonocore, whose big-picture thinking was instrumental to this partnership with Mohegan.,So while Waterford High would be denied the chance at home court in the ECC finals if the Lancers qualify, there’s a greater good for the league that helps every kid in every sport.,GameTimeCT, the high school sports wing of the New Haven Register and Hearst Media, has become the home office for state high school sports, incorporating print and electronic news into a must-see every day.

But this much we know: There’s a high school sports revolution afoot in our corner of the world, the residual effect of which is for the everlasting betterment of the games our kids play.,Tom Cantone, the vice president of sports and entertainment (and huge Penn State guy, by the way) loves the idea that kids can play basketball on the same floor that LeBron, Springsteen and U2 once played.,"The mantra ‘Run to the Sun’ has been great for the (CIAC) state tournament," said Ledyard High vice principal/athletic director and ECC tournament director Jim Buonocore, whose big-picture thinking was instrumental to this partnership with Mohegan.,So while Waterford High would be denied the chance at home court in the ECC finals if the Lancers qualify, there’s a greater good for the league that helps every kid in every sport.,GameTimeCT, the high school sports wing of the New Haven Register and Hearst Media, has become the home office for state high school sports, incorporating print and electronic news into a must-see every day.

Its owners, the McNaughton family, have long stated that the secret of the Daily Republic’s success is all about listening to the community’s information needs and keeping them informed with the news and information they need, whether it be online or in print.,Whether it is in print or online, the Daily Republic has consistently brought its readers the news that affects its distribution area, from Fairfield, Suisun City and Travis Air Force Base; to Vacaville, Dixon and Winters; to Rio Vista and back to Suisun Valley and Green Valley.,“The secret of the Daily Republic’s success over all these years has everything to do with the people who work here to produce this great paper, the community who continues to subscribe and read us, and the businesses who advertise and support us,” T. Burt McNaughton said.,The Daily Republic is the only daily publication in Solano County that prints and inserts their newspaper within the county, employs graphic artists, has a local business and distribution team.,The McNaughton family publishes not only the Daily Republic, but also the Tailwind at Travis Air Force Base, The Davis Enterprise, the Winters Express, the Mountain Democrat of Placerville, the Georgetown Gazette, Village Life in El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park Life.

What first arose as a server outage was identified Saturday as a malware attack, which appears to have originated from outside the United States and hobbled computer systems and delayed weekend deliveries of the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers across the country.Technology teams worked feverishly to quarantine the computer virus, but it spread through Tribune Publishings network and reinfected systems crucial to the news production and printing process.,Multiple newspapers around the country were affected because they share a production platform.The attack delayed distribution of Saturday editions of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune.,It also stymied distribution of the West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, which are printed at the Los Angeles Times Olympic printing plant in downtown Los Angeles.By Saturday afternoon, the company suspected the cyberattack originated from outside the United States, but officials said it was too soon to say whether it was carried out by a foreign state or some other entity, said a source with knowledge of the situation.We believe the intention of the attack was to disable infrastructure, more specifically servers, as opposed to looking to steal information, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly.,She declined to provide specifics on the disruptions, but the companys properties include the Chicago Tribune; Baltimore Sun; Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md.; Hartford Courant; New York Daily News; South Florida Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel.No other details about the origin of the attack were immediately available and the motive remained unclear.Tribune Publishing sold The Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune to Los Angeles biotech entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong in June, but the two companies continue to share various systems, including software.Its unclear how many Times subscribers were impacted by late deliveries and the paper could not provide firm numbers, but a source said that a majority received their papers Saturday morning, albeit several hours late.,Programmers worked to isolate the bug, which Tribune Publishing identified as a malware attack, but at every turn the programmers ran into additional issues trying to access a myriad of files, including advertisements that needed to be added to the pages or paid obituaries.After identifying the server outage as a virus, technology teams made progress Friday quarantining it and bringing back servers, but some of their security patches didnt hold and the virus began to reinfect the network, impacting a series of servers used for news production and manufacturing processes.By late Friday, the attack was hindering the transmission of pages from offices across Southern California to printing presses as publication deadlines approached.At one point, Times staffers were making contingency plans to hand-deliver pages from the editorial offices in El Segundo to its Olympic printing plant in downtown Los Angeles.

It became a longstanding figure in college sports across the world, but there's another group of Husky fans in a much more literal sense that stay dedicated to the centuries old tradition of dog sledding.,"After college I got my first sled dog, and I started with a bike and just him pulling my mountain bike, and then my team kind of grew, and I started training others that were interested in the sport and it just kind of went from there,” Klaucke said.,Now, a Redding resident, Klaucke has become a dog sled trainer.,"I love the sport so much and I love these dogs so much that I really want to share it with as many people as I can,” Klaucke said.,"Mushing, it seems for a lot of people that they say ‘Oh my god I never really thought of the sport,’ but it's a really great way to get out and exercise your dog especially in the winter,” Klaucke said.

Joseph Brandt, a retired fire chief and current firefighter with Bascom Joint Fire District, said when he began looking for the truck, he didn’t even know if it still existed, because so many old trucks are scrapped.,After a phone call to the present owner, Brandt said it was confirmed that the truck was indeed the old original motorized fire apparatus of the Bascom Community Fire Department.,Brandt said J. Garfield Haugh, an entrepreneur who created Meadowbrook Park, orchestrated a meeting on Nov. 29, 1927, where John Grogg and several others from Tiffin Fire Department gave presentations on forming a fire department and about fire operations, and a committee was formed for truck purchasing.,Director Tonia Hoffert of Seneca County Museum said Haugh personally helped buy the fire truck.,Brandt said the owner wants $40,000 for the restored fire truck, but Ardner said $50,000 will need to be raised to bring it here and to get it lettered and stored.

Why team resilience is the new employee engagement.,The general idea behind an employee engagement strategy is that when employees feel good, it will result in higher profits through increased productivity, and save money in the form of reduced healthcare costs and sick days and less employee turnover.,When you apply this concept to the workplace, a team that demonstrates resilience will produce better results over an extended period than a group that is not resilient because they are invested in the mission of the organization, able to adapt in the face of a challenge and support each other to achieve their mutual success.,If your organization is like most, the results of your annual employee engagement survey lead to the nebulous question of "what do we need to do to improve" that does not have a clear-cut answer.,At the end of the day, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with an employee engagement strategy, or with all the fancy software that exists to support the idea through perks and recognition.