IRVING, TX – OCTOBER 5: Darren Woodson #28 and Roy Williams #31 of the Dallas Cowboys tackle tight end Freddie Jones #85 of the Arizona Cardinals on the incomplete pass at Texas Stadium on October 5, 2003 in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Cardinals 24-7. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Oklahoma took down Texas in yesterday’s Red River Showdown using an unfamiliar weapon: a hard-hitting defense.The inability to stifle opposing offenses has been an issue for OU for some time, but this year’s unit looks much improved. On Saturday, the Sooners sacked Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger nine times.Former Oklahoma safety Roy Williams took notice. No stranger to big hits and heroics against Texas, Williams was asked by a Twitter follower if yesterday’s defensive effort made him happy.“Sure did,” he wrote back. Sure did! 💪🏾💪🏾 https://t.co/UNhRHUPnf2— roy williams (@roywilliams31) October 13, 2019We all know OU’s offense is explosive, and as long as Lincoln Riley is coaching and Jalen Hurts and CeeDee Lamb are healthy, it should remain that way.But if this Sooner defense is for real, it could mean the difference between Oklahoma being the Big 12 favorite and reaching the College Football Playoff and actually having a shot at winning the whole thing.Stay tuned.
The United States has sought funding for Sri Lanka in the 2020 budget.The Trump administration has sought funds for Sri Lanka through the US Department of State’s FY 2020 budget request. The funds have been sought to support Sri Lanka’s economic development, demining and border control programs. The President’s FY 2020 budget request proposes $40 billion for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The FY 2020 budget request provides the necessary resources to protect United States citizens, increase American prosperity by utilizing foreign assistance to create the conditions that will expand opportunities for U.S. businesses, support our allies while asking other nations to do more, and advance a secure, prosperous world by assisting countries to become self-reliant economic and security partners.This budget request focuses resources on providing better results for the American people. It supports effective American diplomacy, prioritizes embassy security and the protection of diplomats and staff, and provides support for strategic partners and diplomatic progress. It also makes programs more effective while increasing burden sharing in order to lessen the burden on American taxpayers and maximize global outcomes. (Colombo Gazette)