Former USC cornerback Jack Jones was arrested by Ventura County Police Friday on two felony charges — commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime — after police say he attempted to break into a Santa Paulo Panda Express at 3 a.m. He was booked in the Ventura County Jail with a bail of $20,000. Jones is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.The arrest comes after Jones was declared academically ineligible for the 2018 season following spring camp. Jones sat out of camp to focus on his studies but failed to meet the mark. Last Tuesday, he confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that he would leave USC to take courses at a junior college in attempt to regain his eligibility for 2019. Jones was considered a defensive asset for the Trojans in the 2017 season. He touted 40 tackles and a team-best four interceptions in the 14 games he played. Jones was expected to remain the starting cornerback for the upcoming 2018 season prior to his dismissal.Jones was rated the No. 10 cornerback in the 2016 recruiting class by ESPN. Jones’ dismissal was a significant loss to the USC defense, which retained a solid group of starters from the 2017 season.
Lamar Jackson broke an NFL record during the Baltimore Ravens’ clash against the New York Jets on Thursday.Jackson set the mark for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season. MORE: Jackson close to being most dominant ‘Madden’ player everThe Ravens QB surpassed the 1,039 set by Michael Vick, then with the Atlanta Falcons, in 2006. Jackson only needed 23 yards against the Jets and he managed that on the Ravens’ first drive at M&T Bank Stadium.The moment @lj_era8 broke the record pic.twitter.com/aGUkOAer9K— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 13, 2019Vick tweeted congratulations soon after Jackson broke the record.Michael Vick sent his congratulations to Lamar Jackson for breaking the single-season QB rushing record.pic.twitter.com/nYR1eEIHu2 https://t.co/0aP00Srfsk— Sporting News Fantasy (@sn_fantasy) December 13, 2019The 22-year-old Jackson is considered among the NFL MVP favorites after starring for the Ravens (11-2) this season.
– More goal-line controversy –Messi then smashed against the bar, but the woodwork wasn’t so forgiving for Deportivo when Messi’s next attempt came off the post and into Paulinho’s path to make it 2-0 before half-time.Suarez thought he had his second of the night moments later when the ball looked to have crossed the line.However, for the second time in less than a month Barca were foiled by La Liga’s lack of goal-line technology as the goal wasn’t awarded.“I could see clearly from my position after shooting because I was right by the goal line,” Suarez told BeIN Sports Spain.The Uruguayan, though, had to wait just two minutes into the second half to net his fourth goal in three games by sweeping home Sergi Roberto’s cross.Messi hit the woodwork for a third time and then saw Martinez brilliantly save his effort from the spot after Suarez was upended inside the area. But Martinez was helpless as Paulinho profited from a repeat of his first goal when he rolled into an empty net on the rebound after Jordi Alba also hit the frame of the goal.Earlier, Villarreal bounced back from three straight defeats as Pablo Fornals grabbed the only goal in a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo.Victory allowed Villarreal to leapfrog back above Girona into sixth after the Catalans had edged the battle of the high-flying newly-promoted sides over Getafe 1-0 thanks to Cristhian Stuani’s early goal.Managerless Las Palmas struck twice in the last 10 minutes to snatch a 2-2 draw with Espanyol, but remain rooted to the foot of the table.Share on: WhatsApp Real remain down in fourth, but do have a game in hand on their rivals as they missed out on domestic action this weekend to win the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.“I know people fixate on the difference between us and Real Madrid, but Atletico are just six points behind,” said Barca boss Ernesto Valverde.“No matter what happens on Saturday, there is still a world of a way to go in La Liga.”The only drawback for Barca as they extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 24 games since they were beaten by Real on their last visit to the Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish Super Cup back in August, was a muscle injury to Paco Alcacer that will keep the forward out for three weeks.Messi paraded his fourth golden boot award — after being the leading scorer in Europe last season — before kick-off and could barely believe his luck as he failed to add to his 18 goals already this term.The Argentine has now hit the woodwork 14 times this season, but still had a huge role to play in three of Barca’s four goals.Only a series of saves from Ruben Martinez to deny Messi and Aleix Vidal delayed Barca until the 29th minute from going in front when Messi presented Suarez with an early Christmas present to tap in from close range. Madrid, Spain | AFP | Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekend’s Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.Lionel Messi also saw a penalty saved and hit the woodwork three times as Barca regained their six-point lead over Atletico Madrid in second place.
NOTES: The winning owners are David Bienstock and Charles Winner of Los Angeles. JOCKEY QUOTES BRICE BLANC, FLAMBOYANT, WINNER: “I speak to him in French, it must work!“He’s been working really, really well and I think he cares for this course as well. He ran really well for me last fall and he just didn’t get a chance to run during Del Mar, the race didn’t go; the patience has paid off, though. There was plenty of pace to run at today, which I think is great because he seems like once he settles down, he can finish up and really make a nice run. He has a tremendous turn of foot when he uses it and I think he’s got a lot of back class.“This was a tough bunch on paper, quite a few nice horses. I think the mile and an eighth helped me and it didn’t help some of the others.” PADDY GALLAGHER, FLAMBOYANT, WINNER: “Maybe Brice speaks the same language. (Flamboyant was bred in France and jockey Brice Blanc is from Lyon, France). We gelded the horse (April 25, 2015), but ever since Brice has ridden him, he’s done everything right, so whatever language he speaks, it must be working.” JOE TALAMO, OBVIOUSLY, SECOND: “He was doing it so easily today, that was a tough loss. I had a lot of horse turning for home. That’s the slowest he’s been in a while so I was glad he was able to relax. It’s just a tough beat but he definitely handled the distance well.”TRAINER QUOTES PHIL D’AMATO, OBVIOUSLY, SECOND, AND BIG JOHN B, EIGHTH: “He (Obviously) got beat by a neck, but he ran a great race. He just got outrun.” DAVID BIENSTOCK, CO-OWNER, FLAMBOYANT, WINNER: “This is a great way to start the New Year. I told Chuck (Winner) we’re going to start the year with a winner and we did. When you could see him gaining incrementally, it was really exciting. Brice rode him great.” CHUCK WINNER, CO-OWNER, FLAMBOYANT & CHAIRMAN, CHRB: “Early on I was a little concerned because I thought he’d be up closer to the lead, but Brice knew what he was doing. Going into the far turn, I saw he was full of run and when he started moving I thought, ‘We got a shot.’ This all worked out because my wife is French, the horse is French and the jock is French. It’s the French Connection!”