first_imgDrue Tranquill, Daelin Hayes and other Notre Dame football defenders make a gang tackle against Vanderbilt.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 15: Khari Blasingame #23 of the Vanderbilt Commodores is stopped by Notre Dame Fighting Irish defenders including Khalid Kareem #53, Daelin Hayes #9 and Drue Tranquill #23 at Notre Dame Stadium on September 15, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Entering National Signing Day today, Notre Dame football’s 2019 recruiting class is pretty well situated.10 future members of the Fighting Irish enrolled last month, giving them the chance to get a jump on classes and participate in spring football.Another 11 members of the class, ranked 12th in the country right now, signed their Letters of Intent back in December, locking them in with Notre Dame.Brian Kelly and his staff aren’t done yet, though.Four-star defensive end Isaiah Foskey is committing later today, and Notre Dame may be the favorite.Over at 247Sports, Foskey is the No. 211 player in the 2019 class.The De La Salle High School star is the No. 28 player in California, and No. 13 among weak-side defensive ends in the class.All 18 crystal ball predictions have him heading to the Fighting Irish, over Cal, Michigan, Ohio State, and Washington. From 247Sports:Concord (Calif.) De La Salle four-star defensive end Isaiah Foskey will announce his commitment during a live broadcast from his high school that will be aired on ESPNU between the 3 and 4 pm ET hour. All signs point toward the Fighting Irish beating Washington, Ohio State, Michigan and Cal for his services.National Signing Day is no longer the huge spectacle it was a few years ago, thanks to the December early signing period, but there are still some big recruits to be had. For Notre Dame, Foskey is the main target, barring a big surprise.[247Sports]last_img read more

NEW YORK — Amazon’s “Prime Day” is back, and so is the temptation to shop and overspend on stuff you don’t need.The made-up holiday, first launched in 2015, has become one of Amazon’s busiest shopping days, offering discounts on gadgets, TVs and other goods. But it’s also a way for Amazon to get more people to sign up for its $119-a-year Prime membership.This year, despite its name, Prime Day is happening on two days: July 15 and July 16.Here are some tips for navigating the sales holiday:PLAN AHEADTo cut down on impulse purchases, write down what you want ahead of time and set a spending limit, says Ross Steinman, a professor of psychology at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.Much of what is on sale is kept a secret until the event, but you’ll be able to browse deals ahead of time on Amazon’s app, the company says. Based on past Prime Days, expect its deepest discounts to be on Amazon devices, like its voice-activated Echo speakers and Kindle e-book readers.Sara Skirboll, a shopping expert at deals site RetailMeNot, recommends setting up a “Wish List” on the Amazon app and allowing it to send notifications so you can get alerts if those items get a price cut.SLOW DOWNUse the two days of discounts to your advantage. Before you buy, give yourself some time to think about whether you actually need the items you’re eyeing. It can help cut down on overspending, says Steinman.“You have some time to cool off,” he says.PRIME WORKAROUNDThe deals are only for Prime members. But if you’re not a member, you don’t have to pay the fee to take part. Amazon offers a 30-day free trial when you sign up for Prime. Just remember to set a calendar reminder to cancel the subscription before you are charged $12.99 a month or $119 for the year.SHOP AROUNDOther stores are crashing Amazon’s party, which means more deals for shoppers. Walmart, Target and eBay plan to offer their own online discounts during Amazon’s Prime Day event. So make sure to search around on other sites to make sure it isn’t cheaper elsewhere.PRICE HISTORYUse price tracking websites, such as CamelCamelCamel or Keepa, to see how the price of an item has changed on Amazon over time. It can help you see if you’re really getting the lowest price or if the item tends to be cheaper during other times of the year.“Just because something is on sale, doesn’t mean it’s a great deal,” says Skirboll._____Contact Joseph Pisani at Pisani, The Associated Press read more