History on Banknotes: Gregorio Luperon

A Dominican hero, Gregorio Luperon is best known for his fight to restore what is now the Dominican Republic after it was annexed by the Spanish Government. Haiti and the Dominican Republic are connected to each as they on the same island mass in the Caribbean Ocean. As history would tell it Haiti belonged to the French and the Dominican Republic belonged to Spain. Haiti found its independence from the French crown and it caused many in the Dominican Republic to feel as if they too wanted independence.
The Dominican Republic entered a pact with the Spanish Government that offered it protection from the Haitians who may want to unit the entire island into one nation. This is were Gregorio Luperon became a hero for the Dominican Republic. Luperon led the Domincian Military in a fight against the Spaniards to regain the Dominicans independence again.

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Broncos end 8-game skid with 23-0 win over Jets

Running the ball well opened up the play-action pass, which allowed Smith to chuck the ball downfield and hit home runs, something he hadn’t done in previous seasons. He took advantage of the aggressiveness of defenses playing the run, which isn’t the case anymore with the decreasing success running the ball.

Spagnuolo said he knew only that Apple had tweeted during the game, not the contents of the tweet. Veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie wasn’t aware of the situation until he was asked about it by the media on Monday.

“I didn’t know about it. He tweeted during the game. What did he say?” Rodgers-Cromartie asked. “Pshhh. That is a tough one there. I don’t know. They probably have that kind of connection. But to do it during the game, that is probably bad timing.”

It has been a tumultuous season for Apple, the second-year cornerback who started the Giants’ first three games this season. He was originally benched for reportedly having a shouting match with his position coach. Apple also had to miss a couple of days of practice as he dealt with a personal issue related to the health of a family member.

“He needs to go out and make plays for the football team, create separation for the quarterback so the quarterback feels comfortable letting the ball go and be a steadying influence among that group as we go forward, and I think he can do that,” Jackson told reporters via the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

“He has to go do it – he knows it – on a consistent basis. It’s a one week opportunity. Here is his resume this weekend. We’ll go from there and keep moving forward.”

However, after being sent home for the game, Britt never improved on the field. After catching eight balls through his first four games, he caught 10 in his final five. Britt had signed a four-year, $32.5 million deal prior to the start of the 2017 season.mariners_781


Boston’s David Backes also got a major — for head-butting — and a game misconduct later in the third.

DeBrusk made it 2-0 when he collected a loose puck in the slot, spun and beat Halak with a wrister inside the right post 6:45 into the third.

The Jets forward scored two twice and added an assist to help Winnipeg halt a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.

His second goal with 44 seconds left in the game was even initially awarded to linemate Matt Hendricks before it was changed. Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom was behind the net with the puck and shot it straight to Hendricks in the slot. Hendricks fired the puck and Perreault lifted his stick up and deflected it in.

“It’s kind of a reaction play,” Perreault said “It was going in his empty net and I just got my stick on it. I could have tipped it out of the way so lucky enough it went in.”

The Vikings entered the day ranked fifth in total defense and second in rush defense. They played like a top-five defense on Thursday against the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback.

Earlier this year, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league still opposes legalized sports gambling.

“I think (owners) still strongly oppose legalized sports gambling,” Goodell said at the owners meetings in Phoenix. “The integrity of our game is No. 1. We will not compromise on that.”royals_015


Broncos QB Trevor Siemian admits he’s pressing, ‘out of sync’

Trevor Siemian isn’t making any excuses.

After a strong start to the season, the Broncos quarterback admitted he’s been slumping and took full responsibility for his poor performance in recent games.

“When things aren’t going well, you want to make a play, you want to do something — fit a ball in, you want to make sure you don’t miss a play — and that’s when bad things happen. For me I just kind of go back to feeling the flow of the game and not trying to do too much.”

Siemian lost his starting job after Week 8 against the Chiefs before regaining it again in Week 13 against the Dolphins. Amid numerous quarterback changes and the firing of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Denver has dropped eight straight after entering its bye week with a 3-1 record.

The Broncos (3-9) will look to snap their skid when they host the Jets (5-7) at 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday.

Detroit on Sunday lost its toughest remaining game, in Baltimore in Week 13, to fall to 6-6, four weeks before it finishes with Green Bay. Before then Detroit has favorable games at Tampa Bay, vs. Chicago and at Cincinnati.

The bottom line is nine wins aren’t going to get it done in the NFC. The Packers were not able to move up until the Lions, who won at Lambeau earlier this season, were in position to finish one game behind.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady opened his Saturday news conference by apologizing for lashing out at offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on the sideline last Sunday, saying it had been bothering him all week.panthers_045

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Rams coach Sean McVay might be doing Jared Goff’s job for him, but he’s not cheating

Jared Goff has taken a dramatic step forward between his rookie season and Week 13 of his second year in the NFL. And some people think it’s because Sean McVay is too involved in making pre-snap reads through the helmet communication system from the sideline.

Still, this Jaguars team is rolling and Sunday could look a lot more like Gabbert’s time on “shitty teams” in the past than his recent success.

With Week 13 close to finished, the Cleveland Browns are still winless with the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants just behind with a couple wins each. The Browns are currently in line to pick first in April, one spot ahead of the Giants with the 49ers sitting in third.

It was Cleveland and San Francisco in the first two spots last year, with the Browns taking Myles Garrett at No. 1 overall, and the 49ers sending their selection to Chicago. The Giants owned the 23rd pick.

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Goff has just one interception over his last four games and now has 16 touchdowns to go with four picks on the season.

Thanksgiving is about sharing food with family and friends — and players are no different from the rest of us when it comes to celebrating. Of course hockey players love to eat. It turns out, some of them are not too shabby in the kitchen, either. ESPN identified some of the best amateur chefs in the NHL. Here, they share their go-to recipes.

They’ve put pretty much everything on their defense and their best runners, Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey. The formula is not broken, but eventually, the forward pass has to be better without Kelvin Benjamin. Greg Olsen returning to join Devin Funchess will be a nice boost.

With seven wins under first-year coach Sean McVay, the Rams have matched their best single-season win totals under previous coaches Jeff Fisher and Steve Spagnuolo.

Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy left Sunday’s 17-14 loss to the Redskins with a groin injury and did not return.

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler suffered an elbow injury in the first half of the 23-7 win over the Bengals and did not return.

Dallas’ Dak Prescott threw a career-high three interceptions and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown in his second straight loss without star running back Ezekiel Elliott, serving a six-game suspension for alleged domestic violence.

Jake Elliott’s injury wasn’t a factor for nearly a half because the NFL-leading Eagles couldn’t get in scoring position. They failed to get a first down on five straight first-half drives, starting with one at the Dallas 15 when Elliott missed a 34-yard attempt and soon after left the field.

Trailing 9-7 at halftime, Wentz led the Eagles on scoring drives of 75, 90 and 85 yards, the middle one boosted by Jay Ajayi’s 71-yard run against his hometown team in his second game since getting traded by Miami.

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Packers can, will get a better Brett Hundley, starting against Lions

The Packers had no hope with Brett Hundley at quarterback in their first two games with Aaron Rodgers hurt. Luckily for them, they had a bye right after those two losses to regroup.

Green Bay is 4-3 going into Monday night’s matchup against the Lions at Lambeau Field, but it feels like the Packers’ season is already on the line with a must-win division game at home. But the Packers won’t be able to win many more games and stay in the playoff hunt unless Hundley is more effective and efficient while Rodgers is out.

Had that been Cardinals starter Carson Palmer or most other above-average QBs, the Seahawks would have had to sweat much more. Things became a whole lot easier once Russell Wilson pulled off a magic trick to help build an insurmountable lead.

Roseman, meanwhile, has gone from that hot seat to the catbird seat. He is my choice for midseason NFL Executive of the Year.

Trading up and drafting Wentz is the most visible move Roseman has made, but as with any winning GM, he has made many other key decisions to turn around the Eagles’ fortunes.

“When I was younger, we saw Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and when Reebok had a basketball side,” Fox said. “For those brands to be coming at me and talking to me about what they were going to do in terms of commercials, it was just a blessing. I grew up wearing all of their shoes and paying for them, and at the end of the day, they wanted to pay me to wear their shoes.”

The Miami Dolphins waived Rey Maualuga on Saturday after the veteran linebacker was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge earlier in the morning.

The team announced the move without comment on the legal situation.

Police and court records show Maualuga was arrested after an early-morning incident at a downtown Miami nightclub, allegedly involving a dispute over a bar bill. It was unclear if Maualuga had retained an attorney.steelers_004

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who now have Teddy Bridgewater back in the practice mix) are on bye next week.

This space is intended for a list of key players, not including those who have been moved to injured-reserve status, who are officially listed as “out” for the upcoming game.

Sam Bradford, QB, Minnesota Vikings, knee: Bradford’s listing is no surprise given the situation with his left knee. He has been sidelined for the past two weeks after his knee flared up during his Monday night appearance. He has not even participated in practice to this point and Case Keenum remains the starter. It’s worth noting the Vikings.

Since arriving in Austin, Bamba has gained about 15 pounds (he weighs 225 now), is playing with better balance, becoming more detail-oriented on defense and working on improving his offensive range.

The most anticipated question within the professional wrestling industry is whether Daniel Bryan will re-sign with WWE or test free agency.

The lone offensive highlight comes on deep Trubisky throw to rookie running back Tarik Cohen, a 70-yard gain. It’s one of only three first downs the Bears make before their final possession, when they run out the clock on a 17-3 win.

Abdullah (1.7 OTD, one TD) hasn’t scored much this season, and his usage suggests second-half improvement is doubtful, especially with Washington now healthy and working as the goal-line back.

The playground-style All-Star draft. While the NBA should have gone further to improve the quality of its All-Star Game by allowing fans, players and media members to vote for the 24 best players regardless of conference, their compromise solution will still be fun. Rather than have the East face the West, top vote-getters like LeBron James and Stephen Curry will get to select their teammates from a pool of All-Stars.


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The subtext of those assets read something like a love letter to current UCLA coach Steve Alford.

My guess is Utley will have a hard time getting elected by the BBWAA, which usually favors longevity and counting stats over peak dominance. He feels like one of those players who could get elected down the road by a Veterans Committee.

The New Castle, Indiana, native was 1983’s Mr. Basketball and helped capture the Hoosiers’ last championship in 1987. He boasted plenty of college coaching experience, at Iowa, then New Mexico and now UCLA — even if his record, on and off the court, was far from pristine.

The next two games are pivotal for what is the AFC’s most disappointing team. The Raiders need at least one win against either host Miami or New England in Mexico City to remain viable in the playoff race.

The Caris LeVert experience. LeVert is too erratic to be destined for any one fate, but he’s the rare net for whom great things seem possible.

Myles Turner, on an island. We’ve seen what the upstart 21-year-old forward can do while Paul George, Jeff Teague, and Monta Ellis control the ball. Now we see Turner left to his own devices.

The Great Dwight Howard versus Cody Zeller debate. Yes, this one is for the basketball nerds, but there’s good reason to track how this unfolds. On one hand, there’s the aging former Defensive Player of the Year and All-Star with an established relationship with his new coach and questions about his mobility, free-throw shooting, offensive effectiveness and personality.

He seeks out the greatest architects in the world, the greatest land planners in the world. He looks at a piece of property that’s sat there untouched for 50 years and sees a great new city.”

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His efficiency-based metrics are even more impressive.

The short-term ramifications of the Garoppolo deal aren’t much — the 49ers are all but eliminated from the playoffs and Garoppolo wasn’t playing behind Tom Brady in New England — but there are huge reverberations for a number of players and teams across the league that will be felt in the months and years to come. Let’s break them down and trace the dominoes of the Garoppolo deal:

And the hope has been, along with changes on the field, there’d be growth off the field too. Last week gave Cam Newton a test on that count. How the 27-year-old handled the aftermath got Rivera’s attention. Newton showed up to work the next day, last Thursday, locked in mentally, practiced well, then issued his apology after all the work was done.

At one point, Beisner asks Schottenheimer about whether one game sticks out for him in his career, and Pat jostles his memory and reminds him of the 1994 Joe Montana-John Elway classic Monday-nighter, with Montana in his Chiefs’ cameo years winning with a dramatic late touchdown pass, and Schottenheimer smiles.

The Greek Freak’s usage rate towers at 34.2, almost seven points better than last season’s rate. (To lend perspective, Westbrook set the all-time record last season with a 41.7 usage rate.)

But Antetokounmpo is more than mere volume.

Antetokounmpo’s PER is 40.31 (Wilt Chamberlain set the all-time record in 1962-63 at 31.8). He’s shooting 65.9 percent from the field. He’s cresting on a 69.6 true shooting percentage. (Per Basketball Reference, the best true single-season shooting percentage of all time was 70.8 percent, via 2011-12 Tyson Chandler, and he was chucking about a third of Antetokounmpo’s shot attempts.)


Damon Bailey might be in the building.

It’s late September, the Indiana Hoosiers’ first day of fall practice, and as they take to the Assembly Hall court, with those crimson banners trumpeting their onetime renown, whispers percolate about Bailey dropping by to observe the first day of a new era. Indiana secured a pair of Big Ten titles and a Final Four berth when Bailey wore candy stripes from 1990 to 1994.

The rest of practice unfolds in much the same way: Miller kneeling, taking a worm’s-eye view; Miller gesticulating, imploring his new charges to PICK. UP. THE. PACE. But Bailey never shows. And isn’t that just like Indiana these past few decades? Pining for yesterday, grappling with today.

Elliott’s accuser called police on July 22, 2016 to report a series of violent altercations with Elliott. Police did not arrest or charge Elliott at the time because they couldn’t confirm the woman’s version of the events or whether or not she and Elliott ever lived together. The officers who responded to the 911 call referred her to the Columbus City Attorney’s Office, according to the police report.

On the field, the Gophers battled to the wire with Maryland, tying the game at 24-24 with less than four minutes to play. Led by redshirt freshman quarterback Max Bortenschlager in his first start, Maryland responded in the final 75 seconds with a 34-yard Ty Johnson touchdown run to seal it.

How does one prepare a bunch of replacement players to face Lawrence Taylor?

“Well…” Levy says. His voice trails off.

This is meant to identify the players who were most consistently close to their weekly averages. The lower the number, the more consistent the player. Again, lower numbers are better.