TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 29: Alabama fans cheer after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeat the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Next year’s Alabama Crimson Tide team will have a familiar face leading the linebackers corps.According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the mother of Alabama star LB Mack Wilson, Sandra Wilson, revealed that her son is planning to return to the team in 2019 so he can get his college degree and win an unspecified award that eluded him this past year.“His plan is to return for his senior year because he said he has unfinished business,” Wilson said. “…meaning he did not get the award that he was aiming to get, so he said he’s going to focus on his degree as well as the award he’s trying to get his senior year.”Mack will be back! https://t.co/nvAAoFxfjI— Advertiser Sports (@mgmsports) December 17, 2018In returning to Alabama, Wilson misses out on an opportunity to be a potentially high draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Bleacher Report projected Wilson to be drafted No. 11 overall by the Green Bay Packers in upcoming draft, while Tankathon projected Wilson to go No. 24 overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers.Wilson’s junior season included 63 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, two interceptions, and 5 passes defended.
TORONTO — Walmart Canada says it has laid off 210 people, most at its head office in Mississauga, Ont., just west of Toronto.The retail giant handed out the pink slips earlier Tuesday, with both management and non-management positions affected.It says the positions being eliminated are at the head office and in field management.“The changes are designed to create a more efficient organizational structure as the company positions itself competitively for the future,” Andrew Pelletier, the company’s vice-president of corporate affairs and sustainability, said in an emailed statement.Retail giants Walmart, Sears and Lowe’s are suffering in CanadaWalmart Canada has hiked the price of its groceries, BMO report findsThe company said it was offering severance packages and access to career counselling services to those being let go.“It is difficult to say goodbye to colleagues who are affected by this change,” he said. “We are extremely grateful for their contributions and will ensure they are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”Pelletier also noted that the announced job losses account of 0.3% of Walmart Canada’s total workforce, but did not say what proportion these positions make up at head office. The losses do not affect any store-level positions.Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, has been trying to boost sales at its stores, particularly in the U.S. as it faces increased competition from online retailers, dollar stores and drug stores.The Canadian Press