Steelers vs Panthers

Steelers vs Panther : Get a summary of the Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers football game. The Steelers will play their final preseason game on Thursday markets will be able to tune. The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Carolina Panthers in their final preseason game of 2017 before heading to face the Browns. The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field, during the team’s final preseason game of 2018.

There’s no time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to sit back and enjoy last week’s win over the Baltimore Ravens. The Carolina Panthers are coming to town on Thursday in a showdown of two of the hottest teams in the league. The Steelers have won four in a row and the Panthers have won five of their last six.

Here are the three things we are worried about most right now.

Short rest
Yes, we know the Panthers are also coming off of a short week going into the game. But while Carolina cruised past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, the Steelers scratched out a tough win over the Ravens. The Panthers also played at home last week. If either team is going to show the ill effects of a short week to prep it will be Pittsburgh. Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is “not expected to report” to the Steelers in time for Pittsburgh’s Week 10 matchup with the Panthers on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and Adam Schefter. Bell has not played for the Steelers in 2018 and is holding out to seek a new contract.

Bell must report to the Steelers by Nov. 13 to play in 2018. Per the league’s collective bargaining agreement, any player on a contract is mandated to report to their team by the Tuesday after Week 10 to be eligible for the rest of the season. Thursday night’s matchup vs. Carolina will be the last contest Bell can miss to appear in any game this season.

There’s no guarantee Bell will appear at Pittsburgh’s facility by Nov. 13, as Bell’s absence in Week 10 “[increases] the possibility that the star running back will not play at all this season,” per Fowler and Schefter. The Michigan State product will miss out on $855,000 for each game he holds out. Bell led the league in carries in 2017 and rushed for 1291 yards and nine touchdowns. The Steelers’ running game has not slowed in his absence. Second-year running back James Conner has tallied 1,085 yards from scrimmage this season and added nine rushing touchdowns. Pittsburgh’s offense ranks No. 9 in the NFL in points per game.

Pittsburgh is likely to place the transition tag on Bell after the season per Schefter. The move would place the Steelers’ initial contract for Bell at “approximately $9 million to $10 million” for the 2019 season. Teams can bid more for Bell’s services, but Pittsburgh would have the right to match any offer. If the Steelers are the highest bidder, Bell will be forced to sign with the team. An undrafted quarterback lit up the Raiders on Thursday night, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers held off the Ravens in an AFC North showdown, the Panthers picked up a big NFC South win, and the Vikings cruised past the Lions behind the return of Dalvin Cook. In the late afternoon, the Saints handed the Rams their first loss of the season. The Patriots’ defense — which had been one of the team’s questions in the first half of the season, due to inconsistent play — showed that it can slow down one of the top quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers. Specifically, the front four generated plenty of pressure, which hasn’t always been easy for the unit. That bodes well heading into next Sunday’s road game against the Titans. The Steelers have to be pleased with the state of their defense after outmuscling the Ravens for a fourth consecutive win. Despite looking unorganized to start the season, Pittsburgh hasn’t allowed more than 21 points in a game since September and held Baltimore to field goals on three of its four red zone trips. “We’ve found our rhythm, everyone’s healthy, and we’re showing what kind of defense we can be,” corner Mike Hilton said. The Steelers will find out more about their defense Thursday against Cam Newton and the Panthers.

PBR Las Vegas 2018

PBR Las Vegas 2018 : Ahead of the 2019 WinStar World Casino and Resort Global Cup USA, coaches from the United States-Eagles, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have announced their next selections to the seven-rider contingent set to represent each country PBR Las Vegas 2018 ,at the first-ever edition of the international bull riding spectacle to be held on American soil. the defending world champion steer wrestler, and Kyle Irvin, a four-time National Finals qualifier.

LAS VEGAS – With only 1,535 points separating the top two riders heading into the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast World Finals, slated to takeover T-Mobile Arena from Nov. 7-11, the five days of action where the world’s best riders are pitted against the rankest bulls is sure to be intense and action-packed.

The field is led by No. 1 Kaique Pacheco who has been dominant this season, recording an elite tour best four event wins, in addition to 14 Top-5 and 17 Top-10 finishes. Hot on Pacheco’s heels is 2017 PBR Rookie of the Year Jose Vitor Leme. Since the final regular-season elite tour event of 2018 in Nampa, where the Brazilian young gun was third, Leme has closed the gap on Pacheco by 455 points.

The tour’s Top 5 are rounded out by No. 3 Claudio Montanha Jr., No. 4 Luciano De Castro and No.5 Cody Teel.

In the Rookie of the Year race, a mere 225.83 points separate the top four contenders heading into World Finals week. Standings leader Keyshawn Whitehorse will look to maintain his No. 1 ranking, while No.2 Colten Jesse, No. 3 Alex Marcilio and No.4 Nathan Burtenshaw prepare to battle it out on the dirt inside of the home of the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

The 35 qualifiers via the world standings that will put it all on the line in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip for a chance at collecting their share of the more than $2.5 million in prize money are:
LAS VEGAS – Continuing his historic comeback after injury sidelined him the majority of the season, Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) recorded his seventh consecutive qualified ride inside South Point Hotel & Casino to win Round 1 of the 2018 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Finals.

The 26-year-old brought the Sin City crowd to its feet when he covered Bowie Daze (Cord McCoy/B&M Bucking Bulls) for 88.5 points. Topping the 11 other riders that also de2018red an 8-second effort, Outlaw earned 80 world points, propelling him from No. 35 to No. 33 in the world standings as he looks to qualify for his seventh consecutive PBR World Finals.

Throughout the past month, Outlaw has mounted a historic climb up the world standings. While reconstructive shoulder surgery prevented the Arkansas cowboy from competing the entirety of the first half, he was forced back to the sidelines just two months after making his 2018 debut when he was involved in a horrific wreck at Cheyenne Frontier Days where he sustained 30 facial fractures.

Since returning to competition on Oct. 6 at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast event, Outlaw has risen 43 spots in the world standings, up from No. 76, collecting 625 world points.

Notably, Outlaw has gone a collective 9-for-13 across all levels of competition, including a current seven-out ride streak.

Tied for second was 2017 PBR Rookie of the Year Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) and Luis Blanco (Iacanga, Brazil), both collecting 40 world points. The Brazilian riders were both marked 88 points after Leme covered Wired To Hook (The Jaynes Gang) and Blanco rode Yatesy Down Under (Star E Ranch/Just Have Faith Ranch).

Las Vegas fans have become accustomed to Leme’s success in the city. Last year in his first time competing on U.S. soil, the 22-year-old finished eighth at the RVT Finals, earning the international invite to World Finals, where he went a historic 6-for-6 to win the event and be crowned the Rookie of the Year.

This season, his success at the event allowed Leme to gain ground on current world No. 1 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) who was sent to the dirt in 4.3 seconds by BW547 (Long Ranch). The world No. 2, Leme now trails Pacheco by 1,550 points.

Fourth place went to Alisson De Souza (Taubate, Brazil) who rode Heartless (John Peck/Hale & Wallgren Bull Co.) for 87 points. Earning 20 world points, Souza is now No. 42 in the world, 167.5 points behind the Top 35 as looks to qualify for his career first World Finals.

Mexican invite Francisco Garcia Torres (Sal, Mexico) rounded out the Top 5 to earn 15 world points. Looking to follow in Leme’s footsteps from last season, Torres rode Mr. Valentine (Rickey West Bucking Bulls) for 86 points.

Rookie of the Year and RVT Champion contender Colten Jesse (Konawa, Oklahoma) was the final rider to earn world points at the Friday night event. Marked 85.5 points aboard Rag Doll (Chase Foutch/Tom Baker) to finish sixth in the round, the 21-year-old earned 10 world points.

In the RVT standings Jesse closed the gap on No. 1 Michael Lane (Tazewell, Virginia), who failed to record a qualified ride. After entering the event tied for No. 2 with Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas), who was also unsuccessful aboard his draw, Jesse took sole possession of No. 2 and is now 30 points behind Lane.

Round 1 of RVT Finals was also an American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) Derby and Wild Card Classic event. The bull pen consisted of 45 3- and 4-year-old bulls. While the Derby bulls are just beginning their career as a rider bull, for the Wild Card bulls, the event is their final opportunity to qualify for the Classic World Finals.

Viper (Cord McCoy/Big Sky Bulls, LLC) currently leads the Wild Card event with 89.4 points after bucking off Lucas Divino (Nova Crixas, Brazil) in 2.43 seconds. Full Count (Major League Bucking Bulls) sits in second with 88.4 points, while Rugby (LeFlore Bucking Bulls) is third with 88.2 points.

With 90.6 points, Preacher’s Kid (K Bar C Bucking Bulls/RD Cattle) sits atop the Derby competition standings, with TNT 541 (Terrell/Smith) and Right Stuff (Craig Smith/Vern Nix) tied for second after each bovine athlete posted and 88.2-point score.

The 2018 Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Finals will conclude Saturday, November 3, inside Las Vegas’ South Point Hotel & Casino with action set to get underway at 7:00 p.m.PT. At the end of Saturday’s event, not only will a 2018 RVT Champion and finals event winner be crowned, but five riders will earn berths to the 2018 PBR World Finals.
LAS VEGAS – After recording an event win and four Top-10 efforts during the regular season, Alisson De Souza (Taubate, Brazil) used a runner-up finish at the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Finals to propel him to the 2018 RVT Championship.

Starting the season culminating event for the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Velocity Tour at No. 13 in the series standings, 95 points behind then tour No. 1 Michael Lane (Tazewell, Virginia), the 25-year-old Brazilian went 2-for-3 inside South Point Hotel & Casino, collecting 225 world points, to surge to the top of the rankings.

After covering Heartless (John Peck/Hale & Wallgren Bull Co.) for 87 points in Round 1, De Souza rebounded from a Round 2 buckoff early Saturday night with an 88-point, round winning ride aboard Handsome Jeff (K-C/Jo-Z Bucking Bulls) in the championship round.

For his efforts, he earned $72,600, including the $50,000 RVT Champion bonus.

Matching his rise up the RVT standings, De Souza also gained ground in the PBR world standings, rising to No. 34 after beginning the event No. 43. Courtesy of his newfound ranking inside the Top 35, De Souza has qualified for his career-first PBR World Finals.

PBR World Finals 2018

PBR World Finals 2018 : The 2018 PBR World Finals field is led by No. 1 Kaique Pacheco who has been dominant this season, The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals 2018 come to the T-Mobile Arena. The world’s top riders and bucking bulls go head-to-head in this five day. Reigning World Champion Jess Lockwood will be out until the 2018 PBR World Finals after an MRI on Thursday morning revealed.

With only 1,535 points separating the top two riders heading into the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast World Finals, slated to takeover T-Mobile Arena from Nov. 7-11, the five days of action where the world’s best riders are pitted against the rankest bulls is sure to be intense and action-packed.

The field is led by No. 1 Kaique Pacheco who has been dominant this season, recording an elite tour best four event wins, in addition to 14 Top-5 and 17 Top-10 finishes. Hot on Pacheco’s heels is 2017 PBR Rookie of the Year Jose Vitor Leme. Since the final regular-season elite tour event of 2018 in Nampa, where the Brazilian young gun was third, Leme has closed the gap on Pacheco by 455 points.

The tour’s Top 5 are rounded out by No. 3 Claudio Montanha Jr., No. 4 Luciano De Castro and No.5 Cody Teel.

In the Rookie of the Year race, a mere 225.83 points separate the top four contenders heading into World Finals week. Standings leader Keyshawn Whitehorse will look to maintain his No. 1 ranking, while No.2 Colten Jesse, No. 3 Alex Marcilio and No.4 Nathan Burtenshaw prepare to battle it out on the dirt inside of the home of the Las Vegas Golden Knights.Francisco Garcia Torres (Sal, Mexico) earned his spot as the top finishing international invite from the RVT Finals where he tied for twelfth. Paulo Lima (Bezerros, Brazil) and Michael Lane (Tazewell, Virginia) each secured a place as the Velocity Tour’s top two ranked riders not already within the Top 35 of the world standings. Luis Blanco (Iacanga, Brazil) clenched a berth after finishing third at the RVT Finals, while Juan Carlos Contreras’ (Huichapan, Mexico) fifth place effort also earned him an invite.

The distinction of defending the best bull riders in the world at the 2018 Finals has been imparted upon three veterans Frank Newsom, Jesse Byrne and Cody Webster, and one rookie bullfighter, Lucas Teodoro. Teodoro will join the brave trio of men as the fourth bullfighter on the dirt as he fills in for legendary cowboy protector Shorty Gorham still sidelined with a dislocated foot sustained earlier in the second half.

More than $2.5 million is at stake during the 2018 PBR World Finals including a $1 million bonus awarded to the World Champion, who also receives the coveted World Champion belt buckle.

Each rider will ride one bull per night during Rounds 1-5 from Wednesday through Sunday. Scores from the five rides will then be combined, and the Top 15 riders will advance to the championship round following the completion of Round 5 on Sunday, Nov. 11. The rider with the highest total score from the six rounds will earn the 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast World Finals event title and $250,000.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast every round of the 25th PBR Unleash The Beast World Finals game at 10 p.m. ET, Wednesday-Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and then at 4 p.m. on Sunday. B&W Hitches Inside the PBR World Finals presented by Yeti will air game from the Toshiba Plaza at T-Mobile Arena 30 minutes before the competition each night. Two Saskatchewan riders are among a field of 40 from across the globe destined for Sin City to compete in the 2018 Professional Bull Riders World Finals.

Kindersley’s Dakota Buttar will compete in Las Vegas from Nov. 7 to 11 alongside Prince Albert’s Tanner Byrne.

Buttar enters the event ranked 14th in the world, 3,734.16 points behind Brazil’s Kaique Pacheco on top. It is Buttar’s third qualification in as many years.

The 25-year-old travels to Vegas on the heels of his most successful season on the elite 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast in his career.

With five top-five efforts, led by a runner-up finish in both Columbus and Milwaukee, and nine top-10 results on the Unleash The Beast, Buttar achieved two career milestones in 2018, recording his first 90-point ride on the premier series and setting a new season best for earnings, taking home over $106,000 in 2018.

He competed at select events on Canadian soil in 2018, including the annual three days of action from Calgary’s Ranchman’s. Buttar won the second day of action, adding 60 world points to his season total.

Each rider will hop the back of one bull per night during rounds one to five from Wednesday through Sunday. Scores from the five rides will be combined and the top-15 riders will advance to the championship round. The rider with the highest total score from the six rounds will earn the 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast World Finals event title and $250,000.NAMPA, Idaho – After two nights of non-stop action at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, 2012 PRCA World Champion Cody Teel (Kountze, Texas) collected his second PBR (Professional Bull Riders) elite series win of the 2018 season at The 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, DEWALT Guaranteed Tough Invitational.

As the last regular season event of the 2018 season rolled to a close, Teel selected Spotted Demon (Julio Moreno/Dallas Schott) in the championship round and recorded an impressive 92.25-point ride, the first 90+ ride of his PBR career. Earlier in the evening he rode Gangster Can Do (Dakota Rodeo-Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Ken Barnhard) for 85.5 points in Round 2.

For his impressive 3-for-3 effort on the weekend, the Texas cowboy earned 550 world points, moving him from the No. 8 spot in the PBR world standings to No. 5. Teel also took home a paycheck of $37,100.

As the second half of the 2018 season ends and all eyes focus on the upcoming PBR World Finals in Las Vegas on Nov. 7-11, only 2,380 points separate the Top 5 riders in the world standings.

Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) has been determined to punch his ticket to Las Vegas and a chance to compete in World Finals, and thanks to his impressive 3-for-3 performance in Idaho he collected some much needed world points and is now firmly in control of his World Finals destiny.

In Round 2 on Sunday night, the fearless Arkansas cowboy conquered Check It Out (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for 88 points. He went on to record an 89.75-point ride aboard Jasper (Wentz Bucking Bulls/New West Rodeos) in the championship round to catapult himself from No. 61 in the world standings to No. 35. Outlaw earned 420 world points and $20,965 for his weekend efforts.

US Election Day 2018 Live

US Election Day 2018 : Election Day in the United States of America is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. It can fall on or between November 2 and November 8. Democrats and Republicans battle for control over House and Senate We’re tracking the major U.S. House, Senate and gubernatorial races in California and across the country United States Congress elections, 2018. A total of 468 seats in the U.S. Congress (33 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 6, 2018. Heading into the election, the Republican Party holds a 52 seat majority in the Senate.

New York Times journalists are reporting from around the country as candidates make their final pitches to the voters who will help reshape the United States for the next two years.

Storms are expected to hit much of the Eastern United States on Tuesday, which could depress turnout in some places.

A strong cold front could cause rain and wind anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard, from the Florida Panhandle all the way up to Maine, said Tim Loftus, a data scientist and meteorologist at AccuWeather.

Multiple studies have shown that bad weather on Election Day can decrease turnout, which in turn tends to help Republicans, because the groups most likely to be deterred from voting are those that tend to vote Democratic.

A federal judge in Gainesville ruled that Duval County, home to Jacksonville, should have posted sample ballots in Spanish at early polling stations, as mandated for 32 Florida counties by a court decision in September. Late Sunday, the advocacy group LatinoJustice PRLDEF sued after learning the samples had not been provided in Duval.

By then, it was too late to make a difference — no early polls were open on Monday — but the county elections supervisor, Mike Hogan, plans to post the ballots in precincts on Election Day, according to court documents.

In Miami-Dade County, some people waited in a long line during the final hours of early voting on Sunday after ballot-printing machines malfunctioned. At one point, preprinted ballots ran out and more had to be driven in from elsewhere, according to the county elections department. Volunteers offered voters pizza.

Long lines in the 2012 election caused national embarrassment for Miami-Dade, which has since redrawn voting precincts and equipped sites better to prepare for crowds. But the 2018 ballot is still some eight pages long.

Broward County is also on notice for Tuesday. State officials will monitor voting there after a court ruling in May that found the office of the county’s elections supervisor, Brenda Snipes, illegally destroyed some ballots from a 2016 congressional race.

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — For all the talk about small government in Texas, it sure has a lot of them — 254 counties, the most of any state in the nation.

Representative Beto O’Rourke, the El Paso Democrat trying to thwart Senator Ted Cruz’s re-election, has been to all 254, as everyone in Texas knows by now. It’s a staple of his speeches and the focus of a new campaign ad, titled “On the Road Again” and featuring Willie Nelson.

But it’s hard for non-Texans to appreciate the enormity of such a feat. The state consumes more than 260,000 square miles, making it nearly twice the size of Germany. Most Texas politicians don’t even bother trying to visit all the counties because of the time, travel and cost, let alone the ratio between energy expended and votes won.

The congressman’s smallest town hall was probably the one in Dickens County, near Lubbock. The population of Dickens County: about 2,200. The population of Mr. O’Rourke’s event at J & M Caprock Cafe: about 8.

CLEVELAND — Mike DeWine, the Republican nominee for governor in Ohio, has tried not to talk much about President Trump in the lead-up to the election.

Although Mr. Trump carried this bellwether state in 2016 by eight points — after former President Barack Obama won the state twice — Mr. DeWine has focused much more on local issues like the expansion of Medicaid and the work force than on the president. On Friday, he campaigned with the departing governor, John Kasich, a Republican who has been outspoken about his distaste for Mr. Trump.

But on Monday afternoon, Mr. Trump and Mr. DeWine appeared together on stage at rally here at the International Exposition Center, near the airport. (“I believe I’m going to win,” Mr. DeWine said in a brief interview on Sunday, by way of explanation. “And it would be important for me as governor to have a good relationship with the president.”)

Whether Mr. Trump’s presence would actually carry Mr. DeWine to victory over Richard Cordray, a Democrat, is unclear. Political analysts still view the governor’s race in Ohio as a tossup.

In the hours before the rally, a mostly tranquil crowd of Trump supporters, wearing red hats and all manner of Trump pins, trickled into the hall.

Sitting on the floor near the front was Jewel Kingsley, 35, sporting a lip ring and two pins with Mr. Trump’s face on them.

“I don’t like Mike DeWine,” she said, as a rally volunteer shooed a reporter away from the aisle. “But I’m going to vote for him.”

She described Mr. DeWine as the lesser of two evils. “I hate him,” she said, “but I hate Democrats more.”

As Mr. Trump began his remarks, he lamented that thousands of people were waiting outside the exposition center. “Should we invite them in?” he asked the large crowd inside, which yelled its approval.