Lockdown song raises funds for charity

first_img Thandeka Dladla contributed to the song Reach the Sky. Luna Paige says the song Reach the Sky is dedicated to all South Africans. Fourteen musicians collaborated on the recording and release of Luna Paige’s song and YouTube video Reach the Sky. The song, which is written in four languages, aims to inspire South Africans during the Covid-19 pandemic. Lyrical contributions were by Luna Paige, Frazer Barry (Afrikaans), Lumanyano “Unity” Mzi (Xhosa) and Sima Mashazi (Zulu). Due to lockdown restrictions, all recordings and video footage were shot individually. This song is for sale for R20 via BUSQR on https://busqr.co.za/streamer/reach-the-sky/ Proceeds will go towards the support of the 14 participating artists and two feeding schemes, Foodforward SA and Breadline Africa. The song features Luna Paige, Lea Venga, Sima Mashazi, Marcia Moon, Nick Turner, Frazer Barry, Lumanyano “Unity” Mzi and Thandeka Dladla on vocals. Nick Turner also plays acoustic guitar alongside Frank Freeman on the electric guitar. The rhythm section consists of Schalk van der Merwe on bass and Kevin Gibson on drums. Piano, mixing and mastering was by Blake Hellaby. The organ was by blues man Simon Orange and African pipe by Jamie Jupiter. The video was compiled and edited by Izette Mostert of Purple Pear Films. Email Luna Paige on [email protected] for more information. 1 of 2center_img Luna Paige says the song Reach the Sky is dedicated to all South Africans.last_img read more

Visitors Traveling to Jamaica from Florida and other States To Pretest…

first_imgThe announcement was made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday, two weeks after the island reopened its airport to allow for international travel. The pre-requisite for entry applies to individuals coming from COVID-19 hot spots, including Florida, New York, Arizona, and Texas. Visitors must upload their test results to the Visit Jamaica portal. The four states combined have recorded more than 700,000 COVID-19 cases and are among Jamaica’s most important source markets in the United States. Holness said, however, that other states may be added to the list. All arriving passengers will still be subjected to health screening and risk-based assessment at ports of entry. He said the controlled re-entry programme that was implemented between June 1 and 15, and the controlled entry programmed from June 15 to 30, had been generally successful. The prime minister said, while approval for entry is subject to pretesting, negative results do not mean automatic approval as permission to enter is still risk-based. At the same time, Holness urged individuals to reconsider travelling at this time if they have been confirmed with COVID-19. “Persons registering to visit Jamaica coming from these areas, as of July 1, will be required to upload a valid PCR test [result], which must [not have] been more than seven days old from the expected date of their arrival… As of July 10, persons visiting Jamaica [non-residents] from the declared high-risk areas will be required to present their PCR test,” he stated. Visitors traveling to Jamaica from Florida and other states in the United States will be required to pretest before arrival on the island as of July 1. The Government says it had not moved to impose the requirement for all US visitors due to issues with widespread availability of the polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test, among other considerations.last_img read more

Club backs charity Stadium Challenge

first_imgChris Cowlin has tasked himself with running around each stadium in 12 days, while raising money for the Willow Foundation.He visited Ashton Gate on Thursday (June 7th) on day four of his England and Wales-wide challenge.Former City player-turned kitman Scott Murray was on hand to welcome Chris on Thursday morning, presenting him with two signed and match-worn boots as well as a signed Manchester City programme.The club legend even ran around the stadium with Chris, who is promoting his challenge via Twitter. Chris said: “I am so excited by this challenge, it is something different and it’s all over the country.”I have heard and read that many fans have done the 92 grounds, but no one has ever done this challenge before, running around all of the grounds.”He added: “It is a new challenge for me running 50-odd miles in 12 days…I love helping people and raising money for charty, particularly Willow, who provide such great and memorial days for seriously ill young adults.”Chris went on to Forest Green Rovers’ New Lawn after departing BS3, before heading to the Cardiff City Stadium, Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium and the County Ground at Swindon Town.The Willow Foundation was set up by former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson and his wife, whose daughter died from cancer aged 31.To visit Chris’ donations page and to contribute to the cause, click here.last_img read more

2019 Final Four logos

first_img On 3/26/2018 at 7:11 PM, IndianapolisCubs2009 said: SportsLogos.Net Link to post Share on other sites 1,624 Share this post Sports Logo News Recommended Posts 49 minutes ago, pepis21 said: Members 22,252 posts All Activity Posted March 27, 2018 womens template Share this post 666 Share this post Roger Goodell and you Adam Silver, look at that and make your notes. On the Men’s side, I’m liking this template. Can’t wait to see what they do with Indy and Atlanta.  The Women’s logo is just beautiful…  Share on other sites 4,868 posts Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Link to post 62 1,947 posts Link to post Roger Goodell and you Adam Silver, look at that and make your notes. MJWalker45 Location:Polska/Poland 9,471 posts WSU151 I like both logos, but I’m intresting when Women’s switch to new template. Both are awesome. It’s great to see the NCAA being the last to actually use unique championship logos each year. All Activity I like both logos, but I’m intresting when Women’s switch to new template. 62 Share on other sites Link to post Posted March 28, 2018 1,624 Favourite Logos:Dallas Cowboys PrimarySan Diego Clippers Primary Share on other sites GeauxColonels The men’s template, I feel; allows for more creative freedom than the previous one. 8,685 Members 5,026 MLB is doing that now, but they are becoming less intricate. The NBA and NFL are major disappointments now.  2019 Final Four logos Followers 1 Link to post Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels 1,624 Agreed. Two great logos again. 6 WSU151 Link to post Members Members Share this post IndianapolisCubs2009 1,409 Posted March 27, 2018 0 Location:San Antonio, Texas Forums Home 627 Share on other sites Location:Fort Worth Their logo this year is closer to the standardized NCAA championship branding. The only addition was the bridge and city name.  final four VDizzle12 4,868 posts 0 Share on other sites 1,947 posts Members Link to post Sign in to follow this   666 666 1,624 5,026 Link to post 627 Sports Logo News 666 Share this post 0 Share on other sites 3,039 posts Sports Logos Share on other sites Members 700 GeauxColonels Share this post Posted March 26, 2018 Forums Home Grand Pooba of Walksylvania 1 Sign in to follow this   MJWalker45 SportsLogos.Net 29texancenter_img IndianapolisCubs2009 MJWalker45 Share this post Share on other sites Sorry I didn’t precise, I mean the same template which is using for Men’s Final Four. Posted March 26, 2018 I don’t know. I thought the previous one was pretty creative.  Location:DC area Members 62 5,026 Posted March 26, 2018 pepis21 0 1,409 Share this post I like the 2015 Women’s Final Four logo (also in Tampa, colors were great), but that new one is incredible. 5,026 0 pepis21 0 Members Share this post pepis21 By 29texan, March 26, 2018 in Sports Logo News Location:Polska/Poland That tweaked men’s template is really working. This years and next look great. I’m glad they were able to make a change without completely abandoning the banner idea because it’s a good one. 5 hours ago, MJWalker45 said: Location:Las Vegas, NV 29texan 8,685 Link to post Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Followers 1 THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan Sports Logos Location:Luling, LA 700 Members 5,026 22,252 posts Location:San Antonio, Texas ncaa The 2019 Womens Final Four is the first one since the redesign to not have the “pennant” design included. The pennant being the background for the mens tournament.  0 Share this post 22,252 posts Link to post Share on other sites 738 posts Posted March 26, 2018 Location:Fort Worth I’m Not On Here Enough 666 1 hour ago, VDizzle12 said: Posted March 26, 2018 Posted March 27, 2018 2019 Final Four logos Both are awesome. It’s great to see the NCAA being the last to actually use unique championship logos each year. 700 1,624 Link to post pepis21 MJWalker45 Lee Noire Posted March 27, 2018 0 627 17,487 posts The men’s template, I feel; allows for more creative freedom than the previous one. Members Share this post 1,624 Members MJWalker45 105 posts 1 Share on other sites 29texan Members mens 666 MJWalker45 5,026 9 The Women’s Logo is awesome too, but it looks like they have gotten rid of the template all together. Unless this is a new template. Time will tell. 29texan Lee Noire Share on other sites Posted March 26, 2018 5,026 5,026 1,409 VDizzle12 This topic is now closed to further replies. Their logo this year is closer to the standardized NCAA championship branding. The only addition was the bridge and city name.  5,026 Go To Topic Listing Posted March 26, 2018 Location:San Antonio, Texas 8,685 Link to post Share this post 2019 Final Four logoslast_img read more

Celebrities and athletes blast rioting and looting in Baltimore

first_imgBALTIMORE — While the celebrities and athletes empathize with the pent up emotion stemming from yet another unarmed black man being killed after a violent encounter with white police officers, they resoundingly and vehemently denounce the senseless and direction-less violence and looting exemplified on Monday night in Maryland.Two of the city’s most famous athletes, Ray Lewis and Carmelo Anthony, spoke out on the horror they witnessed on their televisions along with millions others.Lewis, the Hall of Famer and former superstar linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, implored those involved in rioting to “stop the violence.”“Baltimore get off the streets. Kids, go home. Stay home,” Lewis said in an impassioned video posted on Facebook. “You don’t have no right to do what you’re doing to this city. Too many hard-working people built this city. We put this city together, we put this city on our back. We’re with you. We know what’s going on. We know the problems. We know there was wrong done. We know we’re not getting the right justice. We know all these answers. But rioting in our streets is wrong — it’s dead wrong.”New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony, who was born in New York but spent the balance of his childhood in Baltimore, wrote a message on Instagram asking for calm and to “build our city up not tear it down.”“We all want Justice. And our city will get the answers we are looking for,” Anthony said. “My deepest sympathy goes out to the GRAY Family. To see my city in a State of Emergency is just shocking. We need to protect our city, not destroy it. What happens when we get the answers that we want, and the media attention is not there anymore? We go back to being the same ol Baltimore City again. If not yourself, then Think about the youth. How this will impact them. Let’s build our city up not tear it down.”Lewis, who has been hailed as a sports hero after 17 legendary seasons for the Baltimore Ravens that included a Super Bowl MVP award, admonished the children in the city to stay off the streets.“No way, no way this can happen in our city. Young kids, you’ve got to understand something. Get off the streets. Violence is not the answer, violence has never been the answer,” Lewis said. “… We don’t do nothing for [Freddie Gray] doing this. We know there’s a deeper issue. We know what the jungle looks like. But this isn’t it.”Lewis added: “I can’t come back home and this is it — kids can’t walk to the street. This is our future. Our future is in Baltimore — what we’re trying to build is in Baltimore. Too many babies paying attention to this craziness. And the sad part is, we’ve got young kids trying to tell us how they’re going to dictate our city. That won’t happen. We must change this right now. Stop the violence man. Go home. I’m telling you, go home. Whatever I gotta do, it will not happen on our clock. It will not happen on our clock.”Anthony said rioters should focus on “the real issues.”“Although, we want justice, let’s look at the real issues at hand,” the New York Knicks star wrote. “For example, When was the last school built in Baltimore? That’s just one example. I know my community is fed up. I’m all about fighting for what we believe in. The anger, the resentment, the neglect that our community feels right now, will not change over night. Continue, fighting for what you believe in. But remember, it takes no time to destroy something. But, it can take forever to build it back up.”Other celebrities, including the creator and actors on the mega-popular HBO series “The Wire,” also spoke out against the riots and looting that injured 15 officers, destroyed inner city property and led to the governor calling in the National Guard to restore order.“To my Beloved city Baltimore..I feel your pain,” tweeted actor Andre Royo. “Stand up..rise UP without breaking down! Discipline not Destruction. #VictorynotVictims.” Actor Wendell Pierce shared his dismay with what the rioters were doing. “Baltimore. These are not protestors. These are criminals disrespectful of the wishes of the family and people of good will,” he tweeted.The Wire creator David Simon’s stance is the same following Freddie Gray’s death. He strongly criticized the violent reaction on his blog:“But now — in this moment — the anger and the selfishness and the brutality of those claiming the right to violence in Freddie Gray’s name needs to cease.  There was real power and potential in the peaceful protests that spoke in Mr. Gray’s name initially, and there was real unity at his homegoing today.  But this, now, in the streets, is an affront to that man’s memory and a dimunition of the absolute moral lesson that underlies his unnecessary death.If you can’t seek redress and demand reform without a brick in your hand, you risk losing this moment for all of us in Baltimore.  Turn around.  Go home.  Please.”last_img read more

Tolzien effective as Colts edge Steelers 19-15

first_imgIndianapolis Colts quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) looks to pass as Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Mike Hilton (40) moves in during the first half an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Scott Tolzien has spent most of training camp watching Stephen Morris inch closer and closer in the race to be the Week 1 Colts starting quarterback if Andrew Luck’s surgically repaired right shoulder doesn’t heal in time.Tolzien may have provided just enough breathing room to get the nod in a 19-15 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night.Tolzien led a pair of long scoring drives while completing 7 of 10 passes for 123 yards against Pittsburgh’s first-team defense. Morris finished 12 of 16 for 143 yards after coming in, mostly against the backups.“Felt like we started fast,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said.Which was something Tolzien and the rest of the first-team offense needed to do following ineffective play last week against Dallas. He hit Donte Moncrief for a 55-yard gain on the Colts’ first snap, setting up a 1-yard Frank Gore touchdown run. Tolzien also threw an interception in three series of work.“There’s going to be times when you’re not clicking or not starting games fast,” Tolzien said. “You can’t let that keep you down. If you do that, you’ll just bury yourself. It’s good that we had a better start tonight.”Morris again had the better overall numbers, going 12 of 16 for 143 yards. Like Tolzien, Morris guided Indianapolis to a pair of scores. Indianapolis converted 5 of 11 third downs, a marked improvement after going 5 for 30 on third down.Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he was “ready for the regular season” after working a pair of series in his lone exhibition appearance. Roethlisberger completed 6 of 9 passes for 73 yards but also fumbled while getting sacked by linebacker John Simon to end Pittsburgh’s first drive. Pittsburgh settled for Chris Boswell’s 36-yard field goal on their second series when the offense bogged down inside the Indianapolis 20.“We’d like to put seven points on the board both times, but it was good,” Roethlisberger said. “We got done what we wanted to accomplish.”Wide receiver Antonio Brown caught two passes for 28 yards, including a twisting over-the-middle grab. Like Roethlisberger he took the night off after the second series, spending a portion of the down time running 40-yard dashes during timeouts.Roethlisberger and Brown’s roles are assured when the Steelers open the 2017 season in Cleveland in two weeks, a common thread for a team expected to challenge for a Super Bowl berth. The same can’t be said for Indianapolis, which could start the season in flux without Luck, whose right shoulder has been slow to mend from offseason surgery.Steelers backup Landry Jones completed 21 of31 passes for 163 yards after sitting out the first two games with an abdominal injury. Jones hit tight end Xavier Grimble for a 10-yard score in the third quarter, but was intercepted in the end zone with less than five minutes to go and Pittsburgh trailing.Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) hops over Indianapolis Colts defensive back Darryl Morris (35) as he runs the ball during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)POSITION BATTLEThe fight to be RB Le’Veon Bell’s backup whenever he signs his franchise tender is tightening for Pittsburgh. Rookie James Conner ran for 26 yards on four carries. Former Kansas City Chief Knile Davis finished with 21 yards on seven carries and also caught a pass for 9 yards. Terrell Watson ran for a team-high 40 yards on eight carries.ROOKIE WATCHColts: S Malik Hooker and CB Quincy Wilson both sat out while nursing minor injuries. … RB Marlon Mack ran for 18 yards on seven carries and added a 17-yard reception.Steelers: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster left briefly in the first half with a left leg issue but returned to catch three passes for 31 yards. … S Cameron Sutton made his first appearance in a preseason game and finished with three tackles and a pass breakup.INJURY UPDATE:Colts: CB Vontae Davis exited with a groin injury in the first half and did not return.Steelers: RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, losing ground in the scramble behind Bell, left with an unspecified left leg injury and did not return.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Only on AP: Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemption

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Derrick Rose has some secrets. In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose poses for a photo at his agent’s Wasserman Media Group offices in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) He often plays chess online against random people who have no idea that their king is being attacked by the 2011 NBA MVP. He was a decent tennis and baseball player in high school. He’s spent a good amount of time this summer studying the life of Albert Einstein. He watches documentaries.Most people don’t know these things. Rose doesn’t care if people know these things.Here’s what Rose hopes people know, or at least soon know: He believes he’s still among the NBA elite. So for Rose, this season alongside LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers is a reset, maybe a redemption, maybe even a reinvention. He made $21 million last season; he’ll make about $2 million this season after signing for the minimum , even after averaging 18 points with the dysfunctional New York Knicks a year ago.Now — recovered from a fourth knee surgery — Rose is set to start anew and resume chasing what would be his first NBA title.“I’ve always been into movies,” Rose said. “And I’ve always asked why you don’t see famous actors all the time. Why don’t you see George Clooney? For real, why don’t you see him? It always comes back to how they don’t want the fame. So when I got into the NBA, I never wanted to tap into that.“Personally, that’s just not me.”In an interview with The Associated Press about his offseason and his future, Rose said he believes he’s misunderstood by many, but realized long ago that he’s not interested in changing those misconceptions.“I’m stubborn,” Rose said. “I like moving at my own pace. So as long as I’m not harming anybody, I feel like I’ve got the right to do that. People think that I’m cocky, reckless, unruly. That’s not me. That’s not who I portray myself as. But it’s not up to me to care or worry about that. My family and friends know the person that I really am.”Rose is a self-described introvert, someone who rarely posts on social media. He does his own thing, without apologies. He arrives in China this week to promote his latest adidas shoe, is hopeful to have a place to live in Cleveland picked out by the time he gets back to the U.S. from that trip, and has been so busy this summer with on-court work that there’s been little time for much else — not even a haircut or shave, both of which he thinks are desperately needed.“I’m not going to lie to you; the last two or three years, Derrick has been through a lot mentally,” said his older brother, Reggie Rose. “When you’re losing more than you’re winning, it can get difficult. So with him going to be in a winning environment again now, able to see how LeBron prepares himself, the things LeBron does with his body, Derrick can incorporate that into his own game.”Rose is past his latest surgery, one that repaired his meniscus and, probably mercifully, ended his season with the Knicks. He isn’t worried about how the now-tenuous trade between Boston and Cleveland with the principals being star point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomasworks out; Rose is willing to play with either one.Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman said when signing the 6-foot-2 Rose that he would be a good fit. Altman added he knew Rose could have signed with a number of teams, but he signed with Cleveland because of “his specific mindset, goals and total focus and commitment to winning.”Rose, 28, has no doubt he’ll be ready for the season.He has been working out at least five days a week, strength work some days, agility work other days, along with on-court work.Last year fuels him, in many ways. It started with him facing a civil trial in Los Angeles over a rape allegation that a jury did not believe. It ended with him playing for a bad team in New York, the Knicks season dominated by drama off the floor — the Jim Dolan-Charles Oakley mess, the eventual departure of Phil Jackson and the still-going talk of Carmelo Anthony getting traded someplace.“On the court was when it was the craziest to me,” Rose said. “Some of the strategies and all that, I didn’t understand. It was confusing. It was just a learning experience.”Rose’s rise was meteoric: Grew up amid poverty in Chicago, then saw basketball as an escape route and way to take care of his mother and family. In 2006, he hit a shot to win an Illinois state high school championship. Only five years later, he was MVP of the NBA.Then came the injuries : the ACL tear in 2012 and three meniscus surgeries since, along with back, hamstring, ankle and foot issues as well. Out of a possible 164 games in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, Rose appeared in 10. The love affair in Chicago between a native son and the Bulls was clearly waning. He finally got traded to New York in June 2016.The lowest of the low points in Chicago, on the injury front, may have been when he made the statement about how he didn’t want to be sore at his son’s graduation. He doesn’t regret saying it, or the fallout that it caused.What Rose was trying to do was illustrate how being active in his son’s life matters to him. It just came out less than perfectly, and he believes the message got twisted.“He’s the only reason that I’m playing this game,” Rose said of his son. “My dad wasn’t around. So my mom was that figure for me. I want to be the example to my son, the dad that I didn’t have. He’s going to do what he wants to do, but sometimes he’s going to be like, ‘Damn, Pops was right all these times.’ It’s going to hit him one day.”Thing is, Derrick Rose’s son will never grow up poor like the way Derrick Rose did. His father has earned somewhere around $300 million in contracts and endorsements.“He gets joy just being around immediate family and reminiscing about how things used to be financially before now,” Reggie Rose said. “You can see the glow in his face when he talks about the old times.”He gets the same glow when he talks about what’s coming next.Rose knows people doubt whether he can still play. He doesn’t share those doubts. And though he won’t say so, he wouldn’t mind proving some wrong.“When I get on a good team and I’m still hooping the same way, what are you going to say then?” Rose said. “The only thing that you’ll can say is that I can still play.”___More AP basketball: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketballlast_img read more

Former Major Leaguer and Lawrence County native Hank Allen still enjoys baseball as MLB Scout

first_imgHAROLD “HANK” ALLEN, inside the Baltimore Orioles press box, where he continues to work as a scout for the Houston Astros. He spends an equal amount of time at Nationals Park in D.C., where he once played for the Washington Senators. (Photo by Timothy Cox)‘I got to be very good friends with Clemente later in life. He was a very humble man, and so was Stargell.’BALTIMORE, Md.—When Harold “Hank” Allen was a kid growing up in rural Lawrence County, Pa., he and his younger brother Richard “Dick” Allen never imagined they’d someday become teammates in the major leagues.After both finished highly-touted athletic careers at Wampum High School (now Mohawk High) about 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, the Allen brothers were already considered two of the finest athletes in the state. Both young men led their Wampum basketball squads to state titles; Hank in 1958, Dick in 1960. Though the school was of a small-enrollment Class C category, their talented teams competed in the Class B category. (At the time, the PIAA only had three categories, A, B and C). Wampum also won the 1955 state hoops title.Though both Allen brothers excelled on the hardcourt, it’s with the hard ball where they would become standouts—and where Hank Allen continues to hone his craft, as a scout for Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros.While Richie “Call Me Dick” Allen retired as one of the most prolific power hitters in MLB history, including being named the 1964 National League Rookie of the Year with the Phillies and a seven-time All-Star, Hank Allen played seven seasons as a valued utility man, first in the Philadelphia minor league system, in addition to longer stints with the Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox. On the White Sox, he and Dick played together for two years—the only time since they left high school.last_img read more

Steelers star Antonio Brown apologizes for all the noise

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrates running back DeAngelo Williams touchdown with teammate wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown is nearly getting as much practice at saying “I’m sorry” as he is at catching touchdowns.The Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver apologized via Twitter on Wednesday for his sideline outburst early in his team’s victory in Baltimore last Sunday. Brown broke free on Pittsburgh’s second possession and was wide open down the left sideline.Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn’t see Brown and instead threw the ball short. Brown briefly lost his cool afterward, taking out his frustration on a Gatorade cooler in the process.“Apologize for all the noise and the distractions Steeler nation let’s stay focus,” the All-Pro posted.Roethlisberger described Brown’s actions as a “temper tantrum” during the quarterback’s weekly radio show and coach Mike Tomlin encouraged Brown to be “professional,” though it hardly seemed to create any sort of rift in the team’s locker room.Defensive end Cam Heyward joked it’s not as if Brown acted like former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight, who once famously threw a chair across the floor in the middle of a game.“He got mad one play, so what?” Heyward said. “He’s not Bob Knight. He’s not throwing a chair on the court, saying this and that, cursing out everybody. It’s sports. You’re supposed to be competitive. You’re supposed to be mad sometimes.”This isn’t the first time the highly productive but occasionally pouty Brown has drawn attention for something other than being one of the most dynamic receivers in the league.He drew a strong rebuke from Tomlin in January after livestreaming from a victorious postgame locker room following a playoff win over Kansas City. Brown’s also earned fines for his touchdown celebrations, and more than once has publicly lobbied for the ball.To most of the Steelers, that’s just Brown being Brown.“At the end of the day, things happen in football games that are always crazy,” safety Mike Mitchell said. “We’ve moved past it. We’re an extremely tight-knit group of guys. If you guys spend enough time in our locker room you see how much guys make fun of each other and argue and yell at each other. That’s just an extension of it.“Obviously we’ve got to stay in control of it and not let it get too far, but it was nothing that I think is counterproductive to our culture. That’s just how we communicate sometimes.”Roethlisberger backtracked a bit Wednesday and made it a point to express his admiration for Brown’s play.“We’ve got amazing chemistry,” Roethlisberger said. “I like to think that we may go down as one of the best quarterback-wide receiver duos of all-time.“That would be an awesome honor because of the guys that I consider are up there. So, you have to understand what the defense gives you, try not to force it at times but also knowing sometimes forcing it works, too, with him.”NOTES: S Sean Davis (ankle), G Ramon Foster (thumb) and DE Stephon Tuitt (biceps) did not practice Wednesday. … Roethlisberger was given the day off. … LB Bud Dupree (shoulder), TE Jesse James (shoulder) and LB Ryan Shazier (shoulder) were limited. … T Marcus Gilbert (hamstring), LB James Harrison (illness) and Mitchell (hamstring) were full participants.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and — http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more