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Welcome to The Matthew Gillett Gallery

After years travelling the world, painting, surfing and learning, I returned to the south coast of NSW to pursue my vision to open and curate my own gallery.

The inspiration behind this vision has been to expose the depth of artistic talent that exists in my beloved south coast and to really showcase how beautiful this area is with an inspiring location. I wanted to help these artists exhibit alongside other artist, local and international, and help them further their own artistic ambitions.

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Kelce spent a lot of time watching pitchers throw their side sessions and said there was plenty he could take away from watching them interact with catchers.

Baseball is an awesome sport, Kelce said. I’ve just been picking up some of what goes on between the pitcher and catcher because I think there are a lot of similarities between the mental chess game going on there as there is with me and Carson (Wentz) kind of assessing defenses and stuff like that.

New Phillies manager Gape Kapler said that he spoke with Kelce separately and discussed the rapport Eagles players had with head coach Doug Pederson and the coaching staff.

We enter the final intermission of the night with Aliev in first place, followed by Chan and Rippon. With Hanyu, Chen, Uno, and many other top contenders coming up, this event could come right down to the wire.

Alexei Bychenko of Israel skated to the Jewish folk song Hava Nagila, and had close to the same quality run he did in the team event. A few minor miscues aside, Bychenko managed 84.13 to qualify comfortably.

Pujols lightened up considerably when the subject turned to Ohtani, the Japanese pitcher-hitter. The two took batting practice together in Orange County last week.

I gave him a couple words of wisdom. I know it’s going to be a little bit different with the language barrier, Pujols said. But I told him that he knows how to play baseball. He just needs to go out and play.

Hopefully he can do great on both sides, because if he can help us with his bat, too, it will be awesome because we don’t have many lefties in our starting lineup.

Pujols is 32 hits shy of 3,000 for his career. It’s awesome, he said. I know it’s there. I’m not going to ignore it, but I don’t play for that. I play to put rings on my fingers, I haven’t had one in seven years. Hopefully, this is the year we can get one.

Clearly, the league wants the best two teams in the league to be represented every Finals. Silver even mentioned adding more days to the season to help cut down travel even more. (This year’s NBA schedule cut back on the preseason while adding an additional week to the regular season.) However, it did not sound like any changes were imminent.bears_031

Hall of Fame first baseman Orlando Cepeda, 80, in critical condition

Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda remains hospitalized in critical condition after a cardiac event, according to the San Francisco Giants.

The team issued a statement Wednesday saying that the incident happened Monday evening and he was taken to a Bay Area hospital.

The Cepeda family asks for privacy during this time, the team said. Please keep Orlando and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Cepeda, 80, was an 11-time All-Star first baseman who played 17 seasons for six MLB teams, including the Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, from 1958 to 1974. He was voted MVP in 1967 for the Cardinals.

The fact that Texas Tech — a program which has never won a Big 12 title of any sort — could be the one to snap Kansas’ streak is still tough to wrap your mind around, but that’s where we are. Chris Beard has the Red Raiders ranked in the top 10 and playing as well as just about any team in the country in mid-February. If they take care of business at home against Kansas on Feb. 24 and then pull off what would likely be an upset on the road over West Virginia two days later, then Texas Tech will forever be remembered as the Big 12 team that finally slayed Bill Self’s giant.

I don’t think there is any doubt about that, Taillon, 26, said at the Pirates’ spring training camp. I know people always say that when they’ve gone through something like cancer, but it really is true. I look at life differently. I’m a little more serious about things. I’m a more mature person than I was a year ago at this time.

From a surprising Cy Young finalist to World Series Game 7’s winning pitcher, we examine if 10 unexpected successes can double up this time around.

Taillon received the diagnosis in early May and had surgery. Just five weeks later, he was activated from the disabled list and pitched five scoreless innings to beat the visiting Colorado Rockies.

The best-case scenario is that it happened during the season, Taillon said. I had my teammates for support, and I had a goal of returning to help the team to serve as a distraction.royals_029

When the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was announced Saturday, there was one noticeable absence.

Terrell Owens was not among the new Hall of Famers standing on the stage at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Memorial Auditorium.

The former NFL wide receiver was in Minneapolis this week, but left before Saturday’s announcement because he had committed to play in a basketball game in Los Angeles.

Dawkins was a teammate of Owens on the 2004 Eagles team that reached the Super Bowl. Owens had been critical of the Hall of Fame voting process, but Dawkins hopes Owens can let go of the grudge.

“I’m happy for him, I really am,” Dawkins told reporters Saturday, via Yahoo. “I hope he can take this and just enjoy it, and I guess call off the dogs a little bit.”

McDaniels was elevated to be Belichick’s quarterbacks coach in 2004, getting the chance to work directly with Brady while only a year older than him. By 2006, he was the team’s offensive coordinator for the first time before getting his first head-coaching shot with the Broncos.

That was also the time Belichick hired Patricia, fresh off being a graduate assistant at Syracuse, to be an offensive assistant. Two years later, Patricia flipped to defense to coach the Patriots’ linebackers, and eight years later, he was promoted to defensive coordinator, right when McDaniels returned as offensive coordinator.

The prestigious award honors NFL players who have shown not just excellence on the field, but have been leaders in volunteer and charity work.

Watt, who has missed most of the past two seasons to injuries, is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the Texans. He has long been active in charitable causes and stepped up big in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston. He began a fund-raising campaign with a goal of $200,000, which he matched the first $100,000. The campaign quickly went viral and Watt was overwhelmed by the donations that kept flooding in.

In addition to the hurricane-relief efforts, his Justin J. Watt Foundation, founded in 2010, has provided more than $3.4 million in funding for youth sports.

“We have long been proud and appreciative of J.J.’s passion and authentic care for others as he has consistently given back to the community, created memories for all ages and positively impacted lives around the world,” Texans founder Bob McNair said last month. “J.J. is one of the most selfless, giving and inspiring young men in the NFL and we are proud he is a Houston Texan.”bills_029

Parnell said players put their protest of President Donald J. Trump and his comments about the NFL above the American tradition of honoring the flag.

Parnell was particularity struck by the image of Alejandro Villanueva, the sole member of the team to come out of the safety of the tunnel before Sunday’s game and hold his hand over his heart while the national anthem played. All of his teammates, all of his coaches, stood yards away from him within the shadow of the tunnel.

Here is a look at The Post’s team-by-team draft analysis:

Cardinals: They addressed a need and got an immediate contributor at 13 overall in Temple LB Haason Reddick, a versatile player who can play inside and rusher the passer. They traded up nine spots in the second round to draft Washington safety Budda Baker, who has been compared to Arizona’s Tyrann Mathieu and Seattle’s Earl Thomas — good company.

The Indianapolis Colts plan to open the season with Scott Tolzien as their starter, with Andrew Luck still working his way back from shoulder surgery. The Carolina Panthers, likewise, have Cam Newton coming back from shoulder surgery, with Derek Anderson as the alternative. The Baltimore Ravens have Ryan Mallett behind Joe Flacco, who is coming back from a back injury. At least Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was sufficiently transparent to acknowledge that there were non-football considerations to the Ravens’ decision on Kaepernick.

Tolzien threw pick-sixes and finished 9-of-18 for 128 yards and was sacked four times. Brissett was 2-of-3 for 51 yards, leading the Colts to their only TD of the game.

6. Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver, Giants (4): Beckham already was one of the best receivers, but his infamous throwdown with Josh Norman and his various off-the-field antics — did he date Khloe Khardashian or not? — only added to the interest. Any time he’s on the field now seems like must-see TV.

7. Russell Wilson, quarterback, Seahawks (6): Whether or not you think he’s a giant phony, you keep paying attention because you never know what strange situation Wilson will be at the center of next. He made news with his offseason marriage to Ciara, and the Seahawks now officially are his team with the retirement of Marshawn Lynch.
“The game,” he said, “is like pro wrestling. I guess that’s why I don’t watch it. All show, little substance.”

Lately, many reasons have been given for the sudden, severe drop in NFL TV ratings. All of them, to some degree, make sense.bills_003

Network analysis ranks teams by looking at the shortest paths of results between them.

Cool enough, but we live in meta times. When you further ask which team is most important to how the network is configured, the answer has even more fascinating implications: Teams that are most central to their networks tend to be involved in upsets.

If Purdue beats Chicago State head-to-head by 69 points, we can reliably say the Boilermakers are better than the Cougars. If Nevada beats Rhode Island, which beats St. Bonaventure, which beats Maryland, which beats Penn State, we can guesstimate the Wolf Pack are better than the Nittany Lions, but with much less certainty because there are many other connections to consider among those teams and their other opponents.

If a team always loses to superior foes and beats inferior squads — if it’s predictable — it won’t create many new “shortest paths.” It will simply reinforce existing connections.

“Rosa Parks’s legacy continues to inspire our citizens to pursue a better tomorrow and to build a country where every American child — no matter their skin color — can live without fear, dream without limits and take their rightful place in the great story of our nation.”

His appearance was brief, though. After the Texans went three-and-out (a 1-yard loss by Lamar Miller and two incompletions), he headed to the locker room and was declared out shortly after halftime.

He is now the sixth Texans player dealing with concussions and on Monday morning the Texans announced that Yates would start Sunday against the Jaguars. Tight ends Ryan Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz will miss the rest of the season because of concussions; running back Alfred Blue, wide receiver Braxton Miller and linebacker Jelani Jenkins missed the San Francisco game.

The Philadelphia Eagles have an eight-game winning streak of their own and on Sunday became the first team ever to outscore the Cowboys by at least 30 points in the second half of a game at Dallas, in the regular season or the playoffs. They are now the most efficient team in the NFL per Football Outsiders Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, which measures a team’s efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent, and the No. 1 ranked team per the game charters at Pro Football Focus.jaguars_006

Some fans definitely did not love Kaepernick’s anthem protests, as Giants owner John Mara could attest.

When asked if he would like to see Kaepernick get signed, Goodell said, “I don’t get involved in personnel decisions with the clubs. Those are decisions that the 32 clubs are going to have to make individually. They’re going to give whatever player they think can help them win that opportunity.

“And I think that’s what’s great about the NFL is that we’re a meritocracy, and you earn your opportunities and you get to keep your opportunities on the way you perform, ultimately,” the commissioner added. “That’s what the NFL is about. I think that’s why fans love the game. People go out and they earn those opportunities, and it’s a competitive league, which is great for us.”

“All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue,” Mara, who joined the Giants in 1991, said last month. “‘If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game.’ It wasn’t one or two letters. It was a lot. It’s an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, more so than any other issue I’ve run into.”

“The celebrations so far have been playful and imaginative,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email. “As important, the players have been respectful to stay within the boundaries of sportsmanship and not draw the ire of their coaches with prolonged celebrations that result in delay-of-game penalties. Yes, in line with our expectations during the offseason when we worked with the players and clubs to liberalize the rule.”

What teams must keep in mind is that McVay grew up in an NFL family, as the grandson of former San Francisco 49ers executive John McVay, and was a football old soul. He also was set up to succeed in L.A., in part because of his own smart move in bringing in a highly accomplished veteran defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips. He had talent on the roster, and the Rams made a few good offseason moves. Hiring a young coach with great promise is only the beginning.

But it’s good to be Sean McVay and the Rams these days. And it wouldn’t be shocking for another NFL team to try to follow that blueprint for success.

Stop. No, really. Just stop. I don’t want to hear about “Spygate” or “Deflategate” taking away from the Patriots’ genius. Save those hater tears for someone else. Calm your nerves and remember why you love sports in the first place. The beauty of being a sports fan is seeing something special and dominant that’s unprecedented. That’s what this is. And lest we forget, the roots of this dynasty weren’t exactly gold-plated.cowboys_098

So much for offensive coaches landing all of the NFL’s head coaching jobs.

The league-wide trend toward hiring offensive coordinators as head coaches was interrupted Wednesday when two defensive coordinators landed jobs. The Denver Broncos hired Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as their coach. The Buffalo Bills struck a deal with Carolina Panthers defensive boss Sean McDermott as their successor to Rex Ryan.

The NFL’s sudden fixation with defensive coaches might not last long. Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay was having a second interview Wednesday with the Los Angeles Rams for their head coaching vacancy.

Nnadi has been a thorn in the side of offensive lines for some time. His hustle and strength make him a likely NFL starter. His height (listed at 6-foot-1) and length measurables are question marks, though. Can he make scouts forget those numbers and leap into the mid-first round, like Sheldon Rankins did in Mobile a couple of years ago? Nnadi is also jostling for position with Stanford’s Harrison Phillips, who’ll be competing at the Senior Bowl, as well as underclassmen. He needs a big week of winning one-on-one battles and holding the line of scrimmage.

James finished with 18 points and remains seven shy of becoming the seventh player in NBA history to reach the 30,000-point plateau. His next chance is Tuesday when the Cavs visit San Antonio.

James entered the fourth quarter within reach of 30,000. But after he missed two shots, James was replaced with 6:37 remaining and the Cavs trailing 128-101. The 33-year-old hoped to make history in front of his home fans and family, but it wasn’t to be.

“Deshaun was getting ready to have what looked like it was going to be ridiculous rookie year,” said Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay, the chairman of the NFL’s rulemaking competition committee. “Wentz was playing as good as any player playing in our game today. And Aaron Rodgers is now coming back. We’ll see. High-profile injuries always are upsetting because they do drive a lot of the popularity and focus of the game. But as far as is it different than years past? I don’t know yet.”

The Packers at least can look forward to Rodgers’s return Sunday. They probably would have been one of the league’s top teams if Rodgers had been available all season. Instead, they are 7-6 and clinging to long-shot hopes to reach the NFC playoffs.cowboys_056

New England loves to spread the workload around with its running backs and Rex Burkhead (34) could be the one to take advantage in Week 10.

Rex Burkhead, RB, Patriots: Owning a New England running back in fantasy football is often maddening as Coach Bill Belichick likes to spread out the workload, one that can change on a weekly basis. And each Patriots tailback has shined at various points this season. Burkhead, signed during the offseason, was injured for several weeks before returning in late October.

To be honest, I think as a team we kind of don’t understand why we got written off because we’re playing with a backup, Wisniewski told co-host Ed McCaffrey and me earlier this week on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Nick Foles is a really good quarterback. He’s made a Pro Bowl in the past. He’s got a great arm. He’s athletic, he’s smart, and you can see that as his reps grow with the first-team offense he keeps getting more and more confident.

Everyone likes to make it about one player — the quarterback. But it’s a team sport. Wentz was having a great year. Obviously that’s a big loss. But we’re 13-3 and the No. 1 seed not just because of Wentz but because we’ve got a heck of a defense, our running game has been great, we’ve got a lot of talent on offense and good special teams.

Elliott and the Union were subjected to an arbitration process in which, among other things, there was a League-orchestrated conspiracy by senior NFL executives, including NFL Senior Vice President and Special Counsel for Investigations Lisa Friel, to hide critical information, which would completely exonerate Elliott, the filing stated.

I’ve always believed NFL conference title games are the most pressure-filled of all playoff games. For any team other than the Patriots, for whom it’s invariably Super Bowl victory or bust, a loss in this round is the ultimate downer.

I’ve been to the conference championship six times, and my teams won twice (1976 Vikings, 1999 Titans) and lost four times (Vikings in 1977, 1987 and 1998 and Titans in 2002). We lost the two Super Bowls in which my teams played, but it was absolutely more painful to lose in the NFC/AFC championship games.
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The BBWAA has taken away LeBatard’s vote for life.That can be a swing their way eventually.

Indianapolis was sort of old and dusty and definitely minor-league, with a rickety ballpark and a downtown with nothing happening, at least compared to Cincinnati. Maybe not quite how native Hoosier David Letterman described Indy of the 1960s on Saturday (like a minimum-security prison with a racetrack), but still far behind mid-sized cities like Cincinnati. More Letterman: People would say, ‘Dave, we’re planning a trip to Indianapolis, what should we do?’ This was years and years ago. I said, ‘This is what I’d do if I was going to Indianapolis. I’d rent a car and go to Chicago.’

Under the new rules, players placed on injured reserve can return to practice after six weeks but cannot play for additional two weeks.On the other hand, two-time NBA champion would also be impact player the Warriors’ bench backcourt consisting of Livingston, and Patrick McCaw.He’s the sixth from Cincinnati Moeller since we’ve been here.Her , , who was 10 years old when she was sentenced to prison, today is a Klamath County sheriff’s deputy.

Jim Harbaugh (Michigan): One mediocre season away from being called a flop in Ann Arbor. Should he get out of town ahead of the posse for safer climes of TV?

Phil Simms (CBS Sports): Good soldier went from the No. 1 CBS announce team to the NFL Today studio without complaint. But there’s nothing like a lead analyst gig. If ESPN came knocking, would Simms say no?

“It was something different, before and after the hurricane,” says Altuve. “The Houston fans have been great all the time. Before the hurricane they were supporting us while we were playing, but after you felt like they were there for each other and for us at the same time. I don’t know how to explain it, but it was a great feeling.”

No sport can close the wound of such devastation. But no sport can provide a better salve than baseball. Its restorative properties are bound in its ubiquity: Baseball is there every day (or darn near close), which gives it a reliability and normalcy that become especially valuable in disruptive times. It also provides a conveyor belt of hope. Don’t like today? Tomorrow, bearing another game, can be better, or maybe the one after that. One day at a time.patriots_105_4c3213c4bb1c3d7a-180x180

Stefon Diggs rescued the Vikings’ playoff hopes out of nowhere with a last-second touchdown

The Vikings had one last chance to shock the Saints on Sunday night. Stefon Diggs made it count.

Diggs hauled down a deep out from Case Keenum, made one defender miss, and then sprinted into the end zone as time expired to end one of the most memorable playoff games in NFL history.

The Virginia transfer posted perhaps this season’s most impressive triple-double when he scored 33 points to go with 10 assists and 10 rebounds in the Hilltoppers’ win over Marshall on Saturday. After the game, Thompson said that when he read Orlando Mendez-Valdez had recorded the school’s first triple-double in 2009, “I was like, ‘I’m going to be the second one. Watch.”

We got a little song playing over the highlights, a country song … I don’t know what it is, but the words are something like, I don’t give a damn about nothing … Save a horse, ride a cowboy. I don’t know. It’s one of those songs I always think of. I played running back and rushed the quarterback. I rushed for like 1,250 yards and 24 touchdowns, and I had something like 16 and a half sacks that last year. Man, I loved it. That tape reminds me how much fun it was.”

Orakpo’s play-making ability off the edge has made a significant difference the Titans’ defense compared to last year.I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong.You’d also have to go back to 2014 to find the last time Cromartie either made a Pro Bowl, or intercepted a pass.That was Nov.

The possibility of Moore making the move was the subject of Cowboys media speculation this past week following the departure of quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson, a move first forecast last Monday by Sporting News. Wilson’s contract is expiring and will not be renewed.

Moore is only 28 in comparison to Garrett, who was 39 when hired as Miami’s quarterbacks coach in 2005 by then-Dolphins head coach Nick Saban. Moore, though, has spent five of his six NFL seasons under the tutelage of Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, dating back to when both began working together with the Detroit Lions in 2012.patriots_088_f0e4bcfcd0a8d385-180x180