STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 11: head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches the team warm up before the first half of an NCAA football game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)We’ve seen a lot of players enter the new NCAA transfer portal this offseason. The latest Alabama player to put his name in is a former five-star recruit.Linebacker Eyabi Anoma, one of the top recruits in the 2018 class, has entered the portal, according to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz. Anoma was the No. 2 defensive end and the No. 4 overall recruit in 2018, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances product appeared in 12 games for the Crimson Tide this season, recording nine tackles (two for loss) and one quarterback hurry.Alabama outside linebacker Eyabi Anoma, a five-star member of the Tide’s 2018 signing class, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, per source https://t.co/1dyDuKijYR— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) February 5, 2019A player in the transfer portal does not have to leave his current program, but is able to have contact with other schools.Players can withdraw from the portal at any time as well.A pair of Crimson Tide players–defensive back Kyriq McDonald and long snapper Scott Meyer–entered the portal yesterday. McDonald played in 11 games in 2018, making seven tackles, while Meyer appeared in on contest after serving as the team’s main long snapper in 2017.Alabama finished the 2018 season with a 14-1 record, losing only to Clemson in the national championship game.
United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Piyal Nishantha told Parliament today that his life is under threat.The opposition MP said that a complaint was lodged with the police but the threat was not taken seriously. The matter was later conveyed to the Parliament privileges committee. (Colombo Gazette)
FIANNA FÁIL’S LEADER has refused to be drawn on his party’s possible preferences if they were to enter into a coalition government after the next general election.Speaking to Today with Sean O’Rourke’ on RTÉ Radio 1 today, Micheál Martin said he was “not happy” to get into the debate about who will be in power in two-and-a-half years, a line he has repeated many times over the past few months.The party is currently “not contemplating going into power”, he said, claiming it was more focussed on “ideas, policies and what type of society [it] wants”.“Franky, it is premature for us to be talking about forming the next government,” he added.However, he did tell the presenter that Fianna Fáil will let the electorate know about its preferences in advance of the general election.“Our preference is to stand as an independent party…but I think people are fed up about the idea of who fills the chairs.”Asked specifically about any potential coalition with Sinn Féin by a listener, Martin said he would have “major problems” but refused to dismiss the idea altogether.Explaining the statement, he said he believes that if Sinn Féin’s economic policies were implemented at the beginning of this Dáil session, then Ireland’s deficit would have doubled.Responding to similar questions about a possible power-sharing government with Fine Gael, he said he would never rule anything in or rule anything out.“It depends on the issues and policies that we put forward,” he concluded.Today with Seán O’Rourke offered listeners the change to put questions to the Fianna Fáil leader, who was criticised by some callers for the role he played in the previous government when Ireland’s banks were guaranteed and an international bailout requested.Martin to Taoiseach: ‘You’re adopting tactics that would make Libertas or Youth Defence blush’Video: ‘I’m not ruling anything out’ – Micheál Martin on Fine Gael or Sinn Féin coalition