World Masters Games – 1938 Champion Returns

first_imgMinister for Tourism Jodi McKay today welcomed ninety-year-old Ms Morrow and fellow 1938 British Empire swimming competitor Margaret Whitlam at North Sydney Olympic Pool, the swimming venue for the 1938 British Empire Games held in Sydney.“It’s great to see Ms Morrow returning to Sydney to once again take part in international swimming competition, more than seven decades after winning gold at the Empire Games,” Ms McKay said.“Ms Morrow, who also competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games at the age of 17, is the oldest of more than 200 Olympians who have registered as Games competitors.”Competing at the 1938 Games under her maiden name of Oxenbury, Ms Morrow was a member of Canada’s gold medal-winning women’s 4 x110 yards freestyle relay squad that narrowly beat Australia’s team by seven tenths of a second. Ms Morrow will bring the gold medal she won at the 1938 Games with her to Sydney, which until now has been on display in a Canadian museum.“When I heard the World Masters Games was going to be in Sydney I just thought I’d like to see it again and show my family where I won gold,” Ms Morrow said. “I’ve never been to a masters swimming meet outside Canada but the chance to see Sydney again was too good to pass up and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of this great city before I head home to Vancouver a few days after the Games.”Ms Morrow will take part in four World Masters Games swimming events, including the 50 metres and 100 metres backstroke and 50 metres and 100 metres freestyle.Ms McKay said more than 2,200 Canadians are coming to Sydney to compete, representing the biggest international group at this year’s Games.“We have a strong contingent of Canadian competitors for the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games,” Ms McKay said.“More than five times the number of Canadians will compete at the 2009 Games in Sydney than at the 2002 Games in Melbourne.“Around 8,000 international competitors are expected to participate in the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games, which are set to be the biggest Games ever.“There will be more than 28,000 competitors from 95 countries, competing in 28 different sports at 72 venues throughout Sydney during the Games.“The event is estimated to contribute $50 million to the State’s economy, supporting jobs and investment in NSW.”Related Filesworld_masters_games_4-pdflast_img read more

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Captain’s Diary – Ryan Pollock

first_imgIn the first edition, Australian Mixed Open captain, Ryan Pollock, speaks about how it feels to be captain of the side in his first World Cup and getting to know the other Mixed Open captains from around the world. Ryan Pollock on:Being named captain of the Australian Mixed Open team:Being named captain of the Aussie Mixed for the 2011 World Cup is just the greatest honour. Ever since I was a young kid, I just lived sport. I grew up playing and watching as much as I could, and it didn’t matter what sport it was, I used to watch people representing Australia on the TV and that’s all I ever wanted to do too, emulate those sporting heroes and play for Australia. And when I reached that goal in 2009, after so many years of hard work, I thought that it just couldn’t get any better than that. But knowing that in a couple of month’s time, I am going to have the privilege of captaining Australia at the World Cup, words can’t describe how proud it makes me feel. I just can’t wait to get to Edinburgh in June! Former Australian Mixed Open captain, and now Australian Mixed Open assistant coach Tony El Takchi:Tash (assistant coach and former Australian Mixed Open captain, Tony El Takchi) truly is an inspirational leader, and he has such a remarkable ability to bring people together. I didn’t really know Tash all that well prior to 2007, but when our squad came together after the 2007 World Cup, we had so many players who were involved in an Australian squad situation for the first time. And then when our team was finally announced for the 2009 Trans Tasman Series in Wollongong, we had 13 Test debutants out of our 16 team members. As a captain of a team with that many debutants, you would think that he might be a little apprehensive going into the series. Not Tash, he instills a belief and confidence in his players that is just so inspirational, and he is continuing to do that as a coach too. Not only has he taught me a great deal about leadership, he has taught me so much about the game of mixed Touch, and it is just so reassuring to have him still involved in our Aussie Mixed family for our World Cup campaign in 2011.The Australian Mixed Open team culture:The culture that we have in the Aussie Mixed is like no other I have experienced in Touch. Playing with the Sharks Men’s Open boys over the last 10 years has been amazing, especially as we were fortunate enough to be pretty successful in certain patches, but it is different when you have the opportunity to play and socialise with both males and females in your team. We have built a very special football family over the last four years, and with two amazing mentors in charge of our campaign, Bernie (coach Bernie Morrison) and Tash, they set the tone for our group so well. I know it sounds very cliché, but we have built relationships and friendships within this team that will last a lifetime, and I know that we are all so excited to be a part of the World Cup campaign in 2011.On his contact with fellow Mixed Open captains from around the world:I had a conversation with my flat mate Nathan Ernest Jones about the vibe and atmosphere at the World Cup, as the 2011 World Cup is my first. He mentioned that it was really awesome to be a part of the tournament playing for your country, and especially in South Africa, which he said was amazing, but because he didn’t really know any of the other players from other countries, it didn’t have the same social atmosphere that the likes of a NTL or NSW State Cup, or even maybe a European Champs have. So knowing that our coach Bernie Morrison went to the Euro’s in 2010, he had some contacts for some of the teams from Europe, I decided to try and make contact with some of the coaches and captains and organise a captain’s gathering of some type prior to the tournament, just to try and make sure that we had a contact point between the countries competing. My thought was that hopefully we could get the ball rolling to start trying to create that social vibe that we have here in Australia. It has been fantastic so far, from the few contacts I had, they have been able to put me in touch with other nations that I didn’t have a contact for, and everyone has been really responsive, so it should be great to finally meet everyone in June. A couple of the Scotland Men’s open lads that we got to know at last year’s NSW State Cup have been really helpful, Robbie McKenzie, Mikey Short, Dan Fitzgerald and Iain Gray. I’ve also been in pretty regular contact with a couple of guys from Europe, Dan McDowell from Jersey , Gareth Revell from Wales and the French coach, Julien Brebion, and also the South African coach Marty Griffiths and one of his players, Jason Barber. Everyone has been super friendly and hopefully together we can all make the 2011 World Cup a fiercely fought battle on the field, and a really social one off the field.His Easter break:The week and a bit we had off for school holidays and Easter was great up here in Queensland. I managed to fit in a few training sessions here and there, traveled to Byron Bay for a day trip, which was great, and spent most of the week planning my travels after the World Cup. Back to school in a couple of days which I am really excited about, can’t wait for that…Stay tuned to the website to hear from Australia’s other captains, with insight into Australia’s preparation in the lead up to the World Cup.  With only 45 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

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Referees Learn From The Best

first_imgIt’s important for players to train and find ways to improve their game, and it is equally as important for the referees.All the X-Blades National Youth Championship (NYC) referees attended a 90-minute Referee Trends of the Game Workshop on Thursday morning.The referees were able to pick the brains of the most senior officials in Australian Touch Football.During the seminar, the 60 referees in attendance asked questions to the likes of Australian No.1 official David Baggio, watched videos of referee performances and talked about how they, as the person controlling the match, can improve their skills.Touch Football Australia National Referees Panel member Ian Matthew hosted the seminar.He said referees had to constantly be up to date with the trends of the game to make touch football more rewarding.“Making the referees understand the game a little bit better,” Matthew said.“A bit more enjoyment for the players, bit more enjoyment for the referees and get them to look into the game a little bit further so they give the players and the game what they expect.”He said older referees benefit as much as the younger ones.“If you had a look around and seen the faces of some of the people and the new things they learned, and as they cling on to those more experienced people and on the way out those more experienced people upload them with all the new stuff,” he said.For more information on the NYC and State of Origin series, check out these websites:NYC – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comSOO – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auOr follow us on Twitter or on our Facebook page.Related LinksTrends of the Gamelast_img read more

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2014 Trans Tasman Highlights

first_imgMissed any the action from the 2014 Trans Tasman Series in Mudgee? Never fear, you can watch it all now on the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel. Mixed OpenMixed Open Game OneFull game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa2KzHPt92sHighlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzy9DEQ8zfg Mixed Open Game TwoFull game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBbEv7F35Ug Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvXu0mHRgns Mixed Open Game Three Full game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu0GjULvuww Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJi3fmFG4QM Women’s OpenWomen’s Open Game OneFull game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUNRiow6JV8 Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC7pgqpMNMs Women’s Open Game TwoFull game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEgSGNxhAVw Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEgSGNxhAVw Women’s Open Game ThreeFull game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaVU9mGCNds Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpzV-_gVJtg Men’s OpenMen’s Open Game OneFull game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKRN_MCCT-I Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2GhaGwVcPU Men’s Open Game TwoFull game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-QWCrAwVWs Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohVxRKcWA8M Men’s Open Game ThreeFull game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW7lC3CPFIc Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzR3SoBIgLcRelated LinksTrans Tasman Highlightslast_img read more

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2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series results and awards

first_imgCongratulations to the Australian teams on their 4-0 series win in the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series at Remondis Stadium. 18’s GirlsAustralia 9 defeated New Zealand 2Australia 5 defeated New Zealand 1Australia 4 defeated New Zealand 018’s BoysNew Zealand 9 defeated Australia 8Australia 11 defeated New Zealand 4Australia 5 defeated New Zealand 420’s GirlsAustralia 12 defeated New Zealand 1Australia 15 defeated New Zealand 3Australia 13 defeated New Zealand 320’s BoysAustralia 6 defeated New Zealand 2Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 2Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 7Congratulations also to the following players who received awards at the Australian awards ceremony. 18’s GirlsPlayer’s Player – Jemma Mi Mi Coaches Award – Laura Waldie 18’s BoysPlayer’s Player – Matthew Wilson Coaches Award –  Corey Russell  20’s GirlsPlayer’s Player – Laura PeattieCoaches Award –  Kimberley Sue See 20’s BoysPlayer’s Player – Theo Majid Coaches Award –  Cormac Hoch Troy Malcolm Award – Cormac Hoch Roxy Winder Award – Hannah Dyball Related Links2015 YTT Awardslast_img read more

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9 months agoYaya tells critics of Man Utd ace Pogba: There’s only one Kante

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Yaya tells critics of Man Utd ace Pogba: There’s only one Kanteby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City icon Yaya Toure is happy to see Paul Pogba back to his best at Manchester United.Pogba was often criticised for the defensive side of his game under Jose Mourinho but Toure believes he needs to focus on what he’s good at – very much like how the Ivorian himself did at Manchester City.”A player like myself, I just wanted to give more, I just wanted to produce more and I like the challenge,” Toure told Sky Sports. “Sometimes it’s been very difficult to deliver in your best position and know what your best qualities are. Because to be like N’Golo Kante is impossible, it’s impossible. “But he can deliver like he has done in the past at Juventus. He can shoot from far, he can pass – it’s what the fans want and its what the club has paid for this kind of player. “What he has to do now is to continue to believe in himself. He’s going to continue working hard and keep doing what he’s doing.”When asked whether Pogba’s confidence has risen because of the new regime, Toure said: “I think now Paul has more belief in his manager. And his manager has more belief in him to deliver and push his team-mates further. “He has the quality to do that because when you see the World Cup in Russia, we saw a clip of him talking in the dressing room giving a speech to his team-mates – it was amazing.”He’s the type of player that needs a connection with his manager. Just being trusted and being told to push… feeling the love, if we can say that.”That’s good for United and that’s good for the fans because this type of player needs to shine and show their quality. “And at this moment, he’s responded very well.” last_img read more

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a month agoBournemouth manager Howe happy with Danjuma recovery

first_imgBournemouth manager Howe happy with Danjuma recoveryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe says Arnaut Danjuma is recovering well from injury.The promising winger, signed from Club Brugge in the summer, has been out injured since early August.The coach told the Daily Echo: “Arnaut is in and around the training group. He trained for the first time with us this week, but he’s not training regularly.”It will be one session and then a gap and then he’ll train again. We’re building up that load with him.”But he’s looked very good in the one training session he had.”I was really impressed with him so he’s probably the closest (to returning).”With his injury it’s about just not pushing too much in one or two days. We’ve just got to build his load and then he’ll be fine.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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7 days agoMan City make offer for Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey

first_imgMan City make offer for Hearts fullback Aaron Hickeyby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City have offered to loan Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey back to the Jambos during talks for the teen.The Daily Mail says City are bidding to seal a £1.5million transfer in January. The English champions are keen to see off competition for the 17-year-old left-back from English Premier League rivals.Two-footed Hickey impressed with his display in the Scottish Cup Final defeat to Celtic at the age of 16, just weeks after making his debut, and has since emerged as a key first team player. A willingness to allow Hickey to return to Tynecastle until the summer is appealing to manager Craig Levein. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Video: Brian Kelly Calls Out Other Power Programs For Scheduling FCS Opponents

first_imgBrian Kelly calls out the haters on tv.Brian Kelly Calls Out HatersThis past offseason, at least two coaches at major college football programs – Missouri’s Gary Pinkel and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney – suggested that because Notre Dame isn’t part of a conference (and therefore doesn’t have the opportunity to play a 13th game), the Fighting Irish shouldn’t be eligible for the College Football Playoff.Well, it took a few months, but someone has finally asked Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly his opinion on the matter. NFL Network’s Rich Eisen posed the question Wednesday during his show.As you’d guess, Kelly doesn’t agree. He thinks that until other power programs stop scheduling FCS opponents, there won’t be a level playing field anyway. In short, he defended his team’s usually-difficult schedule.Strength of schedule has become a hot topic this season, and we’re only one week in. Don’t expect that to change.last_img read more

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Martino fumes over VAR absence from Gold Cup

first_imgGerardo Martino criticised the absence of VAR from the Gold Cup after a “bad” refereeing performance almost cost Mexico in their nervy quarter-final win over Costa Rica.El Tri squeezed into the final four thanks in large part to goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made a brilliant save deep into extra time and crucially denied Keysher Fuller in the subsequent penalty shoot-out.The favourites might have avoided the fright had Panamanian match official John Pitti not awarded Costa Rica a second-half spot-kick for a seemingly fair Luis Rodriguez challenge on Joel Campbell that appeared to occur outside the box. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Bryan Ruiz converted to cancel out Raul Jimenez’s opener and the additional 30 minutes proved costly for Mexico as head coach Martino was shown a yellow card for remonstrating with the fourth official, his second of the tournament prompting a touchline ban for the semi-final date with unheralded Haiti.”The refereeing was bad,” Martino said.”It’s impossible, with the technology that exists today and with VAR in Mexico and with VAR in the United States, that this tournament be played without VAR.”I’m out of the next game and this referee could officiate the final of the tournament.”I don’t think it’s fair that a referee from Panama, who [are still in the tournament], leads this game.”Mexico are now two wins away from reclaiming the Gold Cup crown they conceded to the United States four years ago and Martino is confident his squad will be fresh enough for the clash with Haiti, who came from two goals down to knock out Canada.”I’m very happy with what we have done,” the Argentine said.”The medical team told me there are issues with cramps due to the 120 minutes the players had to run.”We have three days until the semi-final with a trip in between, but I think it will be possible to play on Wednesday without problem.”The remaining quarter-final ties take place on Sunday as Jamaica meet Panama before the USMNT tackle the tournament’s surprise packages Curacao, with the winners of those two ties then meeting in the semi-finals.last_img read more

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Cause Of Death Revealed For Former All-American Tight End

first_imgGeneral view of action as wide receiver Jaron Brown #13 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a pass during the second half of the NFL game against the New York Giants.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 24: General view of action as wide receiver Jaron Brown #13 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a pass during the second half of the NFL game against the New York Giants at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals won 23-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Chris Gedney, a former All-American tight end at Syracuse and six-year NFL player, died suddenly back in March. The school and the Gedney family declined to release too much information on the tragic loss at the time. However, we now know Chris Gedney’s cause of death.Gedney was discussed in a recent episode of Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. During the show, HBO’s Jon Frankel, a fellow Syracuse alumnus and friend of Gedney, revealed that he committed suicide. Some speculated as much online after the news initially broke, but was never made official.It should be noted that Frankel received permission from the Gedney family to share that news with HBO. More from Syracuse.com:Frankel said he and Gedney would grab a bite to eat a few times a year in New York. It was at these dinners, Frankel said, Gedney discussed his concerns about his future.“He wouldn’t say, ‘I have CTE,’ ” Frankel said, “but he was definitely scared of what might happen.”[…]“He wasn’t pleased with the way his mind was reacting to things, emotionally,” Frankel said. “That was of grave concern to him.”Here is a clip of tonight’s episode of Real Sports, during which Chris Gedney’s cause of death is discussed:Gedney was a stand-out for a strong Syracuse program from 1988-1992. As a senior, he was a consensus All-American, and went on to be a third round pick by the Chicago Bears.He played three seasons in Chicago, and three with the Arizona Cardinals. Gedney caught 83 passes in 73 career NFL games for 914 yards and eight touchdowns. He was a finalist for the NFL Man of the Year Award in 2000.After his career, he became a broadcaster, calling Cardinals games, before returning to Syracuse University. He called Orange football games on the radio, while working for the university in other roles. In 2011, he was promoted to the position of assistant athletics director for major gifts.Gedney was just 47 years old when he died in March. Our thoughts continue to go out to his family and friends, and those affected by his passing.[Syracuse.com]last_img read more

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Washington Will Be Without A Preseason All-American vs. Auburn

first_imgA Washington cheerleader holding a Huskies megaphone.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – OCTOBER 29: A Washington Huskies cheerleader cheers at the Utah Utes, Washington Huskies NCAA football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)The biggest game of college football’s Week 1 slate is probably taking place in Atlanta, Ga.Two College Football Playoff contenders, Auburn and Washington, are set to meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.The Huskies, ranked No. 6 in the preseason top 25, will be missing a very key player against the No. 9-ranked Tigers.Washington All-American left tackle Trey Adams will reportedly not be playing today.Sources: @UW_Football LT Trey Adams (back) is out vs. Auburn today. https://t.co/7AdPA6eQBg— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) September 1, 2018From the Seattle Times:Washington senior left tackle Trey Adams, a preseason All-American, will not play in the No. 6 Huskies’ season opener against No. 9 Auburn because of a back injury, multiple sources told The Seattle Times.Adams did not make the trip to Atlanta with the rest of the team.The Huskies this week listed junior Jared Hilbers as Adams’ backup at left tackle.Washington and Auburn are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more

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CFB Expert Releases Score Predictions For Week 4’s Biggest Games

first_imgA closeup of a Nike Vapor Elite football sitting on a football field.(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Week 4 of the college football season is on tap for this weekend. Conference play is starting to heat up, and there are a number of intriguing matchups.Alabama welcomes Texas A&M to Tuscaloosa, while Stanford travels to Oregon for a Pac-12 clash. Georgia-Missouri, Wisconsin-Iowa and Michigan State-Indiana all have the potential to be interesting as well.As he does each week, Ralph Russo of the Associated Press released his score picks for Week 4. He picked more than 20 contestsHere are Russo’s predictions for the big games:Penn State 35, Illinois 14Alabama 48, Texas A&M 17Georgia 48, Missouri 28Clemson 35, Georgia Tech 16Ohio State 56, Tulane 10Florida 24, Tennessee 16Oregon 31, Stanford 28Wake Forest 28, Notre Dame 24Mississippi State 31, Kentucky 20TCU 31, Texas 28Wisconsin 23, Iowa 18Michigan 28, Nebraska 17Michigan State 27, Indiana 20Russo’s “Upset Special” pick is Wake Forest over No. 8 Notre Dame. He is 2-1 picking upsets so far this week.You can see Russo’s full breakdown of his picks here.last_img read more

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Petition Started For Ridiculous Change To College Football Mascot

first_imgMiami players run onto the field before a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 11: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)One college football fanbase is calling for a ridiculous change to be made to its mascot. Students at the University of Miami started a petition to change the smoking device of the school’s mascot from a pipe to a Juul.The Juul is an electronic vaping device popular among college-aged adults. Now some are hoping it becomes the preferred method of smoking by a school’s mascot.Miami student Alec Castillo started the petition on Change.org that already has over 240 signatures with a goal of 500. Castillo revealed the purpose of the change.The University of Miami is a progressive institution that should reflect the changing cultural landscape that we live in today. We, the undersigned students of the University of Miami advocate the Board of Directors to let our school mascot, Sebastian the Ibis, hit the JUUL.Although likely started as a joke, the petition has already grown legs. Here’s a look at what the mascot would look like after the change.As a student of @univmiami I want a mascot that represents the diverse and ever-changing student body. Please sign the petition for your voice to be heard and to make a change. #LetHimJUUL https://t.co/mqqD8K6FYQ— Alec castillo (@alecccastle) September 11, 2018Good luck with that.last_img read more

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AAF Getting Destroyed By Latest News Shared By Player

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonThe Alliance of American Football league is once again under fire on social media for some troubling details that have emerged in the wake of the league’s folding.The AAF, which announced a suspension of all operations earlier this week, lasted for just two months.Since news broke of the league’s suspension, several troubling details have emerged regarding the folding.The latest news from a former player has caused quite a stir on social media.A former player, Adrien Robinson, revealed that he’s on the hook for a $2500 hotel charge.“I woke up to over a $2500 charge pending on my account from the Sonesta hotel our team stayed in. I called the bank and Memphis team president. My only option is to dispute the charges on Monday. The same thing happened to other players on our team,” he announced.@TheAAF I woke up to over a $2500 charge pending on my account from the Sonesta hotel our team stayed in. I called the bank and Memphis team president. My only option is to dispute the charges on Monday. The same thing happened to other players on our team @ohrnberger— Adrien Robinson (@ItsARob8One) April 4, 2019AAF players in Memphis reportedly returned to their hotel to find their belongings in the lobby.“Players in Memphis came back to their hotels after news came down, and had their personal items waiting in the lobby. Kicked out of their lodgings,” one insider revealed.More on the #AAF collapse:+Players in Memphis came back to their hotels after news came down, and had their personal items waiting in the lobby. Kicked out of their lodgings.+Amount of money owed to vendors, venues, etc. in San Antonio for training camp is over $4 Million— Rich Ohrnberger (@ohrnberger) April 4, 2019It’s not uncommon for an athlete to have to place a personal credit card down when checking into a room, but clearly the players weren’t planning on having to pay for their own rooms.Hopefully this is a situation that can get resolved, though based on some other stories regarding the league, I wouldn’t count on it.last_img read more

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Jahmyr Gibbs, No. 9 APB In 2020 Class, Announces Commitment

first_img He announced his decision on Twitter.Committed to the institute🐝 #Goldblooded @CoachCollins @coachchoice @ChadSimmons_ pic.twitter.com/tAAhgATnR8— 1 (@Jahmyr_Gibbs1) May 25, 2019Gibbs is a Dalton, Georgia native.This is a huge pickup for Georgia Tech’s 2020 class, which now ranks No. 12 in the country and No. 5 in the ACC.You can view the full class here. A general view of georgia tech's stadiumATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 4: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow and the Miami Hurricanes on October 4, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)One of the top all-around running back recruits in the 2020 class has announced where he’ll be playing his college football.Jahmyr Gibbs, the No. 9 all-purpose back in the country, announced his commitment on Saturday.The 5-foot-11, 194-pound back has committed to Georgia Tech.Gibbs picked the Yellow Jackets over Louisville, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas A&M, among other programs.last_img read more

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The Ashes: Joe Root ready to return to No.3 to solve England’s top-order crisis

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 30, 2019UPDATED: July 30, 2019 13:58 IST Joe Root averages 40.47 in 40 Test innings with two centuries at No.3. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoot, who averages 40.47 in 40 Test innings with two centuries at No.3, offered to bat in top 3 Root approached England coach Trevor Bayliss and informed that he desires to bat at No.3England have used four players at No 3 after Root in seven Tests with none able to hold down the positionEngland captain Joe Root is set to return to No.3 in the batting order in the 1st Ashes Test. Root approached England coach Trevor Bayliss and informed that he desires to bat at No.3 after the win against Ireland last week.England were bowled out for a mere 85 runs in the 1st innings of the one-off Test at Lord’s against Ireland. Root, who averages 40.47 in 40 Test innings with two centuries at No.3, offered to bat in top 3 to solve England’s top-order crisis.This means that Jason Roy and Rory Burns will open the innings, with Root coming at No.3 and Joe Denly at No.4 against Australia in the 1st Test at Edgbaston.England have used four players at No 3 after Root in seven Tests with none able to hold down the position. Earlier, Joe Root had stipulated his teammates to ride on the wave of their World Cup triumph for the looming Ashes series.Hosts England had clinched their maiden World Cup title when they beat New Zealand side on boundary count after a tied Super Over in a dramatic final on July 14.Australia will play against England in the first Ashes at Edgbaston on August 1. Steve Waugh was the last Australian captain to lead them to Ashes glory in England, back in 2001.Whereas hosts England are heading into the Ashes as the overwhelming favourites. The players are riding high on confidence after their maiden World Cup win earlier this month as well.Australia’s 17-Man Squad: Tim Paine (C & WK), Cameron Bancroft, Patrick Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David WarneradvertisementEngland 14-man squad for 1st Ashes Test: Joe Root ©, Ben Stokes (VC), Jason Roy, Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Joe Denly, Rory Burns, Moeen Ali, Olly Stone, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam CurranAlso Read | The Ashes, England vs Australia 2019: All you need to know about cricket’s oldest rivalryAlso Read | Australia receive injury boost ahead of 1st Ashes Test as Khawaja passes fitness testAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Joe RootFollow England VS Australia The Ashes: Joe Root ready to return to No.3 to solve England’s top-order crisisEngland Test skipper Joe Root has decided to return to No.3 after a top-order failure against Ireland, where they were bowled out for 85.advertisementlast_img read more

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Asia Cup in Pakistan: PCB to wait for BCCI’s confirmation till June, 2020

first_imgAsia Cup in Pakistan: PCB to wait for BCCI’s confirmation till June, 2020Pakistan said, BCCI has a June, 2020 deadline to confirm their participation in Asia Cup scheduled in September, next year.advertisement Press Trust of India KarachiSeptember 29, 2019UPDATED: September 29, 2019 21:27 IST Asia Cup: India vs Pakistan (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWe need to see if India agrees to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, said PCB CEO Wasim KhanWe are ready to have India in the Asia Cup, he saidHowever the final decision to shift the tournament will be Asian Cricket Council’s prerogativeThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set a June, 2020, deadline for the Indian Cricket Board to confirm its participation in Asia Cup scheduled in September, next year.”We need to see if India agrees to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. There is still some time till next year’s September but by June, we have to know where we are going with this and if it can’t be hosted here because of a lack of involvement of India,” PCB CEO Wasim Khan said in an interview.However the final decision to shift the tournament will be Asian Cricket Council’s prerogative.”But that is a decision for the Asian Cricket Council and ICC to make. We are ready to have India in the Asia Cup,” Khan said.Khan however acknowledged the practical problems in having any bilateral cricketing ties with India in the prevailing strenuous relationship between the two neighbours.”Board to board level, we share a good relation with India but they have a lot of government interference and we can’t keep on running after them to play a bilateral series. If they want to play they will have to tell us and give us a firm commitment. We have no issues playing at a neutral venue,” Khan said.Also Read | ODI and T20I series in Pakistan will be a precursor for Test tour in December: SL coach RatnayakeAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Asia CupFollow Ind vs Pak Nextlast_img read more

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Wear It Now: Bandana Print

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Editors’ Recommendations Bold prints are an important building block of the modern wardrobe, but with so many options out there, what to wear? One that we love is the bandana print, particularly for the inner cowboy and rapper among us. Long associated with kerchiefs and neck scarves, the bordered paisley print became synonymous in recent decades with street style and one very chill dude by the name of Snoop Dogg. But how times have changed. Today designers are purging the print of its former rebellious association and transforming it into a high fashion statement, as seen in the most recent collections of the designer brands Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent. Fortunately, regular folks like us won’t have to wait till next spring to get a jump on the trend. Above, five stylish reinterpretations of the classic to sport right now. L-R: Crooks & Castles, $52; Bellfield, $70; Shades of Grey, $48; AMH; Club Monaco, $24.50.center_img 1. Wear It Now: Bandana Print 2. Sweatshirt, Bellfield 3. Tank top, Shades of Grey 4. Short, AMH 5. Vintage paisley bandana, Club Monaco The Best Men’s Tanks to Bare Your Biceps this Summer The Best Best Big and Tall Men’s Clothing and Brands last_img read more

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