Spartan Up To Peak Performance with Joe De Sena – Episode 38

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (53.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday’s guest, Joe De Sena, is an entrepreneur, ultra-endurance athlete, and founder of the Spartan Race. Joe also has a new book, called Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life. Joe has a simple approach to racing and to life. He challenges you to commit, train, and get it done. Joe is passionate about getting out of your comfort zone, both in life and in a race. His approach to obstacles will have you prepared to push yourself and engage in whatever battle you face. Between business endeavors and ultra-races, Joe knows first hand what stretching yourself past your comfort zone produces. Listen in to Joe, who has been In the Arena for a long time.A gym membership doesn’t give you motivation ~ Joe De SenaClick To TweetSelling FireworksPrior to the birth of the Spartan Race, Joe De Sena knew a lot about organized crime. He grew up focused on people who were breaking the law and making a lot of money doing so.  His first entrepreneurial adventure came when his dad got in trouble and Joe found himself selling fireworks across the border. He was learning supply and demand first-hand, as an eight year old. Joe also started cleaning pools, which grew into a business with over 750 customers. His pool job got him into construction, where he thought he was on the right road. After being encouraged to get out of construction and into Wall Street, Joe took the plunge. His business experiences, although not related to Wall Street in any obvious way, provided the courage to start his own firm in the late 90’s. Joe’s vision, from an early age, was to make money and then start a family, not the other way around. He wanted to avoid the pressure that had been on his dad. Is your survival ever threatened?One question Joe De Sena has received from the success of the Spartan Race is why people feel the need to test themselves. Joe began adventure racing and discovered the core of who he is. People find themselves caught up in the day to day, stressed out about things that do not matter. These adventure and endurance races move people to a place where all that matters and all they desire is food and water. There is something powerful when people get back to their roots and struggle for the things that really matter. When was the last time your own survival was threatened? Joe believes we have created a world of increased comfort, but comfort stunts growth. As humans, we were built to be tested and to grow, which does not happen watching TV and eating popcorn. An ultra endurance race provides a platform to return to our roots and the motivation to train for it. Your gym membership will not give you motivation, you have to have your neck on the line. Are you ready?Founder of the Spartan Race, Joe De SenaClick To TweetThe Spartan RaceWhat should you expect from participating in this beast of a race Joe De Sena founded? He says you should prepare to be uncomfortable and fight like an animal. You are going to war. Comfort is more dangerous than a Spartan Race, because comfortability inhibits growth. Joe speaks about the chemicals released when you sweat, when you fight to survive and when you understand the grit it takes. Joe is interrupting the cultural mission of seeking comfort. He created a race that will push you. He created a business that addresses an animal instinct we are slowing allowing to die in our culture. His story might be the motivation you need to run towards discomfort, instead of away from it.Three hundred burpeesIt all starts with starting. Joe De Sena speaks to the couch potato who signs up for a race, and to an athlete training to win it. Joe says that signing up for a race is a public commitment that provides accountability. He publicly commits to doing 300 burpees every morning. 300. And sometimes his kids join him. Yes, it is hard. No, it is not fun. But Joe knows that starting the day off engaging in an uncomfortable task, sets him up to tackle task after task. Tackling these tasks have birthed a race, now sponsored by Reebok, as well as a book. But you can’t cram success, you have to train for success. Joe’s anti-fragile approach encourages you to embrace the scary part of taking the first step Into the Arena. Join Joe De Sena for 300 burpees every morningClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Introduction of Joe De Sena. Wanting kids to see people push through adversity. Joe’s backstory, leading up to the start of Spartan. The journey of Joe’s numerous entrepreneur adventures. Why do we test ourselves? How comfort stunts growth. The Spartan Race. What can someone expect from participating in a Spartan Race? Exercising inside versus outside. Why is comfort so dangerous for human beings, and discomfort so beneficial? Commitment to the Spartan Race. How do people begin to prepare themselves for an event like this? Lessons learned, from a participant and a business owner. 300 burpees? Joe’s book, Spartan Up. Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeSpartan.com0544286170 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeComfort stunts growth ~ Joe De SenaClick To TweetWhy we test ourselves, with Joe De SenaClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Warriors, Wolves, Wizards each get 2 NBA All-Star reserves

first_imgThe Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards also had two reserves selected, and they will go into the pool of players that Curry and fellow captain LeBron James can draft to comprise the teams for the Feb. 18 game in Los Angeles. Their rosters will be unveiled Thursday, though the selection process won’t be televised.Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns were chosen from the Western Conference, along with Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge and Portland’s Damian Lillard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBesides Washington’s John Wall and Bradley Beal, the rest of the Eastern Conference reserves were Boston’s Al Horford, Cleveland’s Kevin Love, New York’s Kristaps Porzingis, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo.The starters were announced last week. Curry and the Warriors’ Kevin Durant joined Houston’s James Harden and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins from the West, while the East players besides James were Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston’s Kyrie Irving, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH James and Curry earned the captain spots by being the leading vote-getters in fan balloting in each conference. They will not have to stick to conference affiliation when drafting their teams.James will have the first pick after receiving the most total votes. After the starters are chosen, Curry will have the first pick among the reserves.Beal, Oladipo, Porzingis and Towns were all first-time selections. Every other reserve will be making at least his third All-Star appearance.The reserves were voted upon by the head coaches in each conference, who had to select two guards, three frontcourt players and two other players regardless of position. They were prohibited for voting for their own players.Players having strong seasons who didn’t make the cut included Detroit’s Andre Drummond, the NBA’s leading rebounder, Clippers guard Lou Williams, Houston’s Chris Paul and Oklahoma City’s Paul George.ADVERTISEMENT Stephen Curry, Warriors use big second half to beat Knicks John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) is fouled taking a shot by Dallas Mavericks’ Yogi Ferrell (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)NEW YORK — Stephen Curry will be able to stock his All-Star roster with plenty of Golden State teammates.Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were chosen as reserves Tuesday, giving the defending NBA champions a record-tying four All-Stars for the second straight year.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentscenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Bright colours beat monochrome on 2016 Oscar red carpet

first_imgLos Angeles, Feb 29 (PTI) Hollywood divas including Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron and Margott Robbie set a vibrant tone at the 2016 Oscars red carpet as they ditched the safe black for bright shades like red, blue and golden while Indian beauty Priyanka Chopra stunned in a white gown in her debut appearance.Chopra opted for a white embellished strapless gown by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad at her maiden Oscars where she is also presenting.Blanchett rocked a seafoam gown with floral embellishments by Armani Prive. She also sported a brand new short hairdo.Robbie turned heads in a plunging gold Tom Ford gown. Made of a metallic sequinned fabric with a snakeskin-like texture, her gown featured long-sleeves that fitted her slender arms perfectly.Theron looked stunning in a red deep-v Dior number, paired with an incredible diamond necklace. Actress Rachel McAdams opted for a beautiful emerald dress. Wearing her blonde hair tied back, she shone out from the famous faces.Actress Reese Witherspoon stood out in a purple long elegant gown. Adding bright red lippy and wearing her hair loose and straight, it was an effortless look.Singer-actress Lady Gaga went low-key with a bridal white outfit.he star showed a hint of her quirky style in the one-piece, but left her orange Bowie-inspired hair behind as she once again went au natural.Actress Jennifer Garner looked classic beauty in a black low-cut number, flashing a hint of her leg in sky-high stilettos.”Room” actress Brie Larson went for a plunging blue dress, as she showed off her cleavage on the red carpet. The young star opted for a a natural look with her hair tied elegantly back.advertisementActress-model Olivia Munn was vibrant in an orange one-shoulder, while Daisy Ridley shone out from the crowd in silver and light blue gown. The star showed off her legs in the low-cut number, and added high matching heels.Olivia Wilde took the plunge in a daring white gown. The star risked all in the revealing white dress, showing off major cleavage outside.”Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara opted for stylish dark tones. The brunette beauty stood out in a stunning navy gown, and flashed a huge smile next to the stars. With giant earrings and her hair tied back, she looked elegant.Alicia Vikander went simple with a radiant yellow dress. The “Danish Girl” star opted for a huge yellow and silver patterned gown, hiding her figure beneath the one-piece but the light make-up made her look pale.Actress Kate Winslet looked simple yet stylish in a black off-shoulder dress.Among the men, Leonardo DiCaprio, Eddie Redmayne and singer Sam Smith stood out, looking dapper in black-and-white tuxedo. PTI PSH BKlast_img read more

Serena Williams suggests she is pregnant in social media post

first_imgTennis superstar Serena Williams on Wednesday appeared to suggest she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on the social media site Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks.”The 35-year-old, who will return to the No. 1 ranking in the world next week, later deleted the photo. A representative for Williams declined to comment on whether the post was a confirmation that she is pregnant.If Williams is indeed 20 weeks into her term, that would mean she was approximately two months pregnant when she captured her record 23rd Grand Slam tournament title at the Australian Open in January.Her victory over older sister Venus Williams broke a tie with Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles championships in the sport’s modern era. Serena Williams has not played since, citing a knee injury.Fans reacted with a mixture of awe and glee at the news.”Serena Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd grand slam tournament at the Australian Open. And did not drop ONE SET. Let that sink in,” wrote Twitter user @noelleharmony on the social media site.”Serena Williams’ fetus is already ranked 200th in the world,” @BigHeadSports tweeted.Williams, the highest-paid female athlete in the world, announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last December.The next Grand Slam tournament this year is the French Open, which starts in May. If Williams is 20 weeks pregnant and gives birth after a full term, she would have her child in early September, during the fourth Grand Slam, the U.S. Open in New York.advertisementOther women have left the tour to have children and returned at a high level, though none has done so at Williams’ age. The Belgian player Kim Clijsters retired and had a child before coming back at age 26 and winning three Grand Slam titles as a mother.Australians Evonne Goolagong and Margaret Court also won Grand Slam titles after having children.Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 27, missed most of the 2016 season to have a baby and is expected to return to the tour this summer.Williams is the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title and still dominates the tour at an age when most players have retired.Williams, who has played professionally for two decades, first gained the No. 1 ranking in 2002 and has held that spot for more than six years in total during her career.Sister Venus, 36, has won seven Grand Slam singles titles.last_img read more

Grizzlies Devour The Knicks, 103-82

first_imgNEW YORK — The Memphis Grizzlies clinched a playoff spot for the fifth consecutive season on Monday night. They hope this is only the beginning.Zach Randolph scored 23 points and Marc Gasol had 21, leading Memphis to a 103-82 win over the lowly New York Knicks.The Grizzlies (50-21) shot 52 percent from the field in their third consecutive victory. Vince Carter added 14 points, Jeff Green scored 12 and Kosta Koufos had 10.“This is the NBA,” said Randolph, who also had seven rebounds and five assists. “We have been together a long time and we have to keep playing. We know what we are playing and getting ready for.”New York (14-57) committed 17 turnovers in its fourth consecutive loss. Langston Galloway scored 19 points, Andrea Bargnani had 18 and reserve Jason Smith finished with 16.The Knicks grabbed their first lead of the game on Galloway’s 3-pointer with 10:31 left in the third, but the Grizzlies closed the period with an 18-5 run. Randolph’s driving layup gave Memphis a 74-61 lead heading into the fourth period.“We fought hard. We were moving the ball on offense and getting good open shots. So, we got back into the game,” Smith said. “But then they got momentum, shored up their defense and never looked back.”New York managed just 13 points in the third and 34 for the second half.“We hang our hats on our defense and that’s where it was at,” Grizzlies coach David Joerger said. “We kept hammering away and Vince hit a couple of 3s that pushed it out.”Carter made each of his four 3s in the fourth. He connected from long range with 10:26 left to extend the Grizzlies’ lead to 81-63.“It is money time,” Carter said. “The second part of the season for me is most important. That is why they brought me in … to make shots. And, it is starting to pan out for me.”New York pulled within 11 on Lance Thomas’ three-point play with 5:06 remaining. But Randolph made a hook shot on the other end and Carter hit another 3 to make it 93-77 with 4:15 to go.“Vince hit two or three 3s down the stretch and it definitely killed us,” Galloway said.Memphis, which has the second-best record in the West, extended its lead to 103-80 on Koufos’ layup with 1:34 left.Gasol said a high playoff seed is important, but he thinks it is “more important to feel well about how you’re playing and feeling confident, especially in the West where everybody is so tough.”(JEFFREY BERNSTEIN) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Giants Beat Miscue Cowboys, 27-20

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Coughlin’s Giants have a flair for the dramatic.America saw that in their two Super Bowl upsets of New England, and America’s Team got to see it firsthand Oct. 25 in Coughlin’s 100th regular-season win as Giants coach, 27-20 over Dallas.This one was all about pouncing on Cowboys mistakes. “We were a plus-4,” Coughlin noted as a key to the victory. “We played hard, we wanted it bad.”Coughlin, 69, joined Hall of Famer Steve Owen as the only Giants coaches with 100 wins. And Coughlin also has 12 in the postseason, with those two championships.New York snapped a five-game slide against Dallas as Dwayne Harris ran back a kickoff 100 yards for the winning points in the fourth quarter against his former teammates. That boosted the Giants (4-3) into first place alone in the NFC East.“We’ve been overdue for a long time,” Harris said. “Always one block away, one man away. Tonight it was blocked perfect. Anybody could have ran through that, the hole that was made.”Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had two interceptions, returning one 58 yards for a touchdown. Brandon Meriweather also had a pick, while Myles White grabbed Cole Beasley’s muff of a punt in the final minutes to put it away.Harris spent four seasons in Dallas without running back a kickoff for a score. But he tied a Giants record set in 1994 by romping untouched to the end zone.“It felt great, especially my first return in the NFL, and it felt great coming against my old teammates,” Harris said.The Cowboys (2-4), losers of four in a row without injured offensive stars Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, got a big game from Darren McFadden. Starting running back Joseph Randle left early with a strained back, and McFadden rushed for 152 yards and a TD.Matt Cassel, in his first start for the benched Brandon Weeden while Romo heals, forced some throws, and New York took advantage.This third-period score was the seventh touchdown in Rodgers-Cromartie’s eight pro seasons, six by interceptions. He had a 57-yard runback with a fumble against Dallas in the season opener.“I told myself if I see it, just take a chance,” Rodgers-Cromartie said.Two plays later, Cassel uncorked a wobbler down the left sideline for Terrance Williams, and Meriweather made a leaping pick at the Giants 1.Rueben Randle, making like receiving mate Odell Beckham Jr., followed with a terrific one-handed catch down the sideline on Brandon Carr, the same cornerback Beckham victimized last season for his play of the year.That 44-yarder immediately was followed by Shane Vereen’s 39-yard burst, and Josh Brown completed the 83-yard drive with a 34-yard field goal for a 20-13 lead.Cromartie’s other interception, the third Giants pick within five throws by Cassel, led to nothing, and then Cassel found the range.He guided Dallas on an 80-yard drive, with a pinpoint pass to Devin Street, whose first career TD came on a tip-toe reception in the right corner of the end zone.Thirteen seconds later, Harris was sprinting down the right sideline for the winning points.“We haven’t made a play when it was there all year,” Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee said. “We’ve had it in our hands and we’ve dropped them. You can’t have big plays. For us, we have to have big plays, we have to finish plays and finish games. Last year we did that well, but this year we haven’t done that as consistently.”McFadden had a 1-yard TD and Dan Bailey made field goals of 30 and 48 yards for Dallas. McFadden last had a 100-yard rushing performance in Week 2 of 2013 while with Oakland.Dallas lost an interception deep in New York territory on a replay review. Eli Manning’s pass ricocheted off the foot of cornerback Byron Jones and was grabbed by the diving rookie.But after the call was overturned, Brown made a 47-yarder, his 18th straight successful field goal, a franchise mark he later extended.But it was another special-teamer who made the difference.“You know, a little giveback for Dwayne Harris,” Giants linebacker Jon Beason said, adding it was as if Harris was talking to the Cowboys: “Say, ‘You didn’t think I was good enough.’“We’re happy to have him.”(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Cancer-hit Lee announces badminton comeback bid

first_imgKuala Lumpur, Nov 8 (AFP) Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei Thursday said he plans to return to badminton after successful treatment for nose cancer, insisting he had no intention of retiring.The ex-world number one said he could resume training as early as next month and was targeting a competitive comeback at the All England Open in March.”I finished all my treatment… and have recovered very well,” a cheerful and a healthy-looking Lee, 36, told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur.”I want to come back to court,” he said, adding: “As of now, I am not retiring.” The three-time Olympic silver medallist was making his first public appearance since his shock diagnosis was announced in September.Lee, who returned from treatment in Taiwan last month, said it was his “dream” to play in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which would be his fifth Summer Games.”This is my dream. But health is most important,” he said, adding: “I just try my very best because I love my country… and I love badminton.” Lee, who enjoys superstar status in Malaysia, was diagnosed with early-stage nose cancer, forcing him to pull out of the Asian Games and world championships.On the advice of his doctors, he travelled to Taiwan for treatment during which he lost five kilos (11 pounds). He returned to Malaysia a month ago.”This is a time that is very tough for me,” said Lee, who has slipped to eighth in the world rankings.Nose cancer is perhaps the biggest blow suffered by Lee, who was banned after testing positive for a proscribed anti-inflammatory at the 2014 world championships.Lee returned to the sport in 2015, after authorities accepted he took the drug inadvertently. AFP BSBSadvertisementlast_img read more

Portland Thorns claim NWSL title

first_imgNWSL Portland Thorns top NC Courage to win NWSL Championship Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 2 years ago 07:12 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lindsey Horan USWNT Aaron Doster NWSL Portland Thorns North Carolina Courage v Portland Thorns North Carolina Courage Lindsey Horan scored just after halftime as Mark Parsons’ side claimed its second league title Lindsey Horan’s 49th-minute strike led the Portland Thorns to their second NWSL title as they earned a 1-0 win over the NC Courage on Saturday in Orlando, Florida.The U.S. national team midfielder found herself unmarked at the back post as a hopeful long ball slipped through the box, with Horan slamming home a half-volley from close range at Orlando City Stadium.And we have a goal! @Lindseyhoran11 opens up scoring and gives @ThornsFC the lead.#NWSLChampionship | #NCvPOR | 0-1— NWSL (@NWSL) October 14, 2017 Go on, @ThornsFC get your medals! #NWSLChampionship | #NCvPOR | 0-1— NWSL (@NWSL) October 14, 2017Portland, which previously won the title in the league’s inaugural 2013 campaign, topped the NWSL Shield-winning Courage in a matchup of the top two teams from the regular season. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “I’m proud of the group, I’m proud of the fight,” Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath told Lifetime postgame. “That’s what it was out there — a fight.”Horan added: “It was brutal, but each team came out fighting and we got the end result. We’re so happy after so much hard work — I’m so proud of this team.”last_img read more

A goalscoring referee, Derby moments and Cricket World Cups in England

first_imgShare via Email Sport Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers)🤯 #ThisIsMyCrew 28, 2019 Pinterest Pinterest Share on Pinterest Baseball Cricket 1) Cricket’s coming home? The World Cup starts at The Oval, the tournament back in England for the first time in 20 years. So here’s some choice moments from previous World Cups on English soil: “It was almost as if they were having batting practice.” Richie Benaud expresses his bemusement with Sunil Gavaskar’s famous go-slow against England at Lord’s in 1975, where West Indies won the inaugural World Cup final thanks in part to Clive Lloyd’s blistering hundred against Australia. In 1979 the standout bewildering go-slow came from England in the final as West Indies retained their crown, helped by superb exhibitions of hitting from Viv Richards and Collis King. The 1983 tournament was all about India toppling West Indies and changing cricket, its iconic moment Kapil Dev catching Richards. Sixteen years later Australia were the champions, after winning perhaps the greatest World Cup game of all, the semi-final against South Africa. Australia went on to win the final easily against Pakistan, whose star of the tournament was Shoaib Akhtar. Check out this yorker to Steven Fleming of New Zealand in the semi-final. 2) Staying (perhaps surprisingly) with ice hockey, here are all 31 goal horns used by NHL teams.3) Beer and skittles, anyone? Let’s take a trip back to 1946.Spotters’ badges: OlePonty, Graham Clayton, whobroughtoranges.Guardian YouTube football channelDo subscribe if you fancy.Guardian YouTube sport channelDo subscribe if you fancy. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. 4) In the Dutch fourth division, Maurice Paarhuis bursts into the box and finishes clinically to get HSV Hoek back in the game against Harkemase Boys. Unfortunately, Paarhuis was the referee.5) Get in the mood for the Champions League final with some previous all-English set-tos in the European Cup. Here’s Nottingham Forest beating Liverpool in 1978, and a happier occasion for the Reds against Chelsea in 2005, “ghost goal” and all. The last all-English final ended in a shootout and a Manchester United triumph against Chelsea, though there have been plenty of finals contested by sides from the same country since. Real Madrid have won two of them, in 2014 against Atlético Madrid and against the same opponents two years later, while Bayern Munich saw off Jürgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund in a terrific final in 2013.6) It’s the Derby on Saturday, so here’s a rummage through the archives of some of the Classic’s greatest moments. Lester Piggott rides Nijinsky to a thrilling victory in 1970, the ill-fated Shergar wins 11 years later; Ryan Moore pilots Workforce to record-breaking glory in 2010 and Masar’s victory last year.Our favourites from below the line last week1) Great Britain won promotion to the top tier of world ice hockey last year, and held onto their place with a dramatic overtime win over France: features Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Twitter Share on WhatsApp YouTube archive Share on LinkedIn Twitter Topics 2) Henry Olonga went to three World Cups with Zimbabwe, but has now turned his hands to singing. Watch him hit the judges for six on The Voice in Australia. He’s not the only singing World Cup veteran though – here’s the former Australia finishing expert Michael Bevan and his daughter Liv.3) Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress pulls off an outrageous, physics-defying catch in their MLB game against Minnesota: Horse racing Facebook Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson upset for crocked Souare

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson upset for crocked Souareby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was upset for Pape Souare after an injury setback in their FA Cup win over Grimsby.Hodgson hopes the injury isn’t serious.He said, “I’m very disappointed for him. I’ve worked with him for over a year and he’s done so well to get back from a horrendous injury, and he’s been out there every day in training trying his very best to get better and show me that he’s a good player. Unfortunately, he’s found a guy like Patrick van Aanholt in front of him.“Today was the day that I was hoping to get him on the field of play and show what he shows us in training and come off the field victorious and happy. To come off injured was a bitter blow, and it was an unfortunate thing where he was bowled over, fell awkwardly and picked up a shoulder injury. I can only hope that he can recover quickly, but it’s not a minor injury; it could keep him out for weeks.” last_img read more

Video: Meet Nick Chubb’s 9-Year-Old Cousin, A Star RB Georgia Is Apparently Already Recruiting

first_imgNick Chubb's Cousin carries football past defenders.Nick Chubb’s CousinNick Chubb is a freak of a football player. The 5-foot-10, 220-pound running back rushed for 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns as a freshman for Georgia in 2014. He should be one of the country’s top players this fall. The Cedartown, Ga., native certainly has some good genes. So it would make sense that he’s not the only member of his bloodline to be great on the gridiron. Meet Harlem Diamond, a 9-year-old cousin of Chubb who is already showing out on the football field. Georgia already seems to be recruiting him (to an extent). The Bulldogs’ Twitter account sent out the following tweet this afternoon.#homeGrown #ChubbStrong #CommitToTheG— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) May 15, 2015Bulldogs’ fans would certainly be happy if he eventually decides to #CommitToTheG.last_img read more

Messi slapped with $1500 fine & one-game ban

first_imgCONMEBOL have handed Lionel Messi a $1500 fine for his inflammatory comments claiming that there was “corruption” within the federation relating to the Copa America tournament.Additionally, the Argentina star will serve a one-game suspension for the red card he received against Chile in the competition’s third-place match.The Barcelona forward clashed with Gary Medel in the first half of the match, with both players given their marching orders after coming together and the former appearing to aim a headbutt at his opponent.Messi sounded off against the South American federation earlier this month, but they have responded with a negligible fine and no further suspension beyond the automatic one-game punishment for a red card. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? After being sent off against Chile, Messi skipped the Copa America medal ceremony, clearly still upset about his red card in the third-place game and what transpired in his nation’s semi-final defeat to host country Brazil.”There is no doubt, the whole thing is set up for Brazil,” Messi claimed in relation to the controversial VAR decisions that went against Argentina in the semi-final loss to Brazil.”I hope the VAR and referees don’t play any part in the final and that Peru can compete but it looks tough to me.Lionel Messi red card Argentina Copa America 2019“I did not want to be part of this corruption, we shouldn’t have to be part of this disrespect we suffered during the Copa America.”We could have gone further but we weren’t allowed into the final. Corruption, referees and all the rest stopped people from enjoying the football.”Brazil would go on to defeat Peru 3-1 in the final to lift the Copa America on home soil.CONMEBOL responded to Messi’s comments with a withering statement of their own, accusing the Barcelona star of a “lack of respect”.”In football sometimes you win and sometimes you lose and accepting the outcome of a match with loyalty and respect is a fundamental pillar of fair play. Same goes to the refereeing decisions, that are human and will never be perfect,” the statement read. “Said accusations represent a lack of respect for the competition, all the football players involved and the hundreds of professionals of CONMEBOL, an institution that since 2016 has been tirelessly working to professionalise and develop South American football.”If Messi was bothered at all by the fine he received on Tuesday he wasn’t showing it. Immediately after the punishment was announced he posted a picture on Instagram showing how he was enjoying his summer time off with his family and friends.last_img read more

George Clooney To Be Honored At Carousel Of Hope Gala

first_imgThe Carousel of Hope, the world’s premiere charity event benefiting childhood diabetes, hosted biannually by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, is set for its 26th gala on Sat., Oct. 20, in Beverly Hills, Calif., at the Beverly Hilton.Oscar-winning actor, producer, director and philanthropist George Clooney will receive “The Brass Ring Award” for his outstanding artistic achievements and unprecedented humanitarian undertakings.Featured performers include soul legend Aretha Franklin, R&B and Pop icon Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and other world-renowned artists to be announced.The legendary, star-studded gala benefits the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, the country’s leading care and research center for type 1 diabetes.The event’s blue ribbon committee includes Sir Michael Caine, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, Sumner Redstone, Les Moonves, Paul and Maurice Marciano, Jane Fonda, Berry Gordy, Richard Gere, Carey Lowell, David Geffen, Brad Grey, Scarlett Johansson, Raquel Welch, Maria Shriver, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Goldie Hawn, Sir Sidney Poitier and Sir Elton John.Jay Leno will encore as Master of Ceremonies and David Foster and George Schlatter will, respectively, reprise their roles as music director and producer.George Clooney has starred in dozens of films, including “Oceans Eleven” and “Michael Clayton,” and is a longtime advocate for the Darfur and Haitian refugees, causes for which he has generated much international attention and engaged the interest of many world leaders, and was a co-founder of the America: A Tribute to Heroes charity telethon, which raised $200 million for 9/11 families and workers.Aretha Franklin is lovingly known as “The Queen of Soul” for presenting 50 years of unparalleled entertainment; among her hundreds of accolades are an astounding 18 Grammy Awards.For the fifth consecutive time, Mercedes-Benz will be the presenting sponsor and a highlight of the evening will be the auctioning of a Mercedes-Benz.Other major sponsors include Guess? Inc., American Airlines, Estee Lauder, Moët Hennessy USA and The Beverly Hilton.Past awardees Quincy Jones and Clive Davis will also participate in the program.The Carousel of Hope galas have featured once-in-a-lifetime performances by Elton John, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Ricky Martin, Beyoncé Knowles, Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Bette Midler, the Jonas Brothers, Josh Groban, Jennifer Hudson and BB King.Since its founding 35 years ago by Marvin and Barbara Davis, The Carousel of Hope has raised over $75 million on behalf of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, Colo. Over 6,000 children and adults with type 1 diabetes from around the globe visit regularly for specialized care. The Center also cares for children with type 2 diabetes. Both forms of the disease are increasing at an epidemic rate.Find out more here.last_img read more

Oscar contender Shape of Water accused of ripping off 1969 play

first_imgThe lawsuit, filed by Zindel’s son David, listed more than 60 resemblances between the play “Let Me Hear You Whisper,” and “The Shape of Water.”They include the play and the movie’s basic story of the lonely janitor who works at a scientific laboratory during the Cold War, forms a loving bond with a captive aquatic creature and hatches a plan to liberate it.In the Zindel play, the creature is a dolphin. In the movie, it is a half-man, half-river creature.The lawsuit said that despite “the glaring similarities between the play and the obviously derivative picture, defendants never bothered to seek or obtain a customary license” for the rights to Zindel’s play, nor credit him.Fox Searchlight denied the claims as “baseless (and) wholly without merit.”The studio said in a statement that the lawsuit seemed timed “to coincide with the Academy Award voting cycle in order to pressure our studio to quickly settle. Instead, we will vigorously defend ourselves and, by extension, this groundbreaking and original film.”The lawsuit cited interviews given by Kraus and del Toro in which they said Kraus, an American novelist, came up with the storyline about a janitor who kidnaps an amphibian.It alleged that Kraus was aware of Zindel and his play, which was produced for television in 1969 and again in 1990.New York-based Zindel, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1964 play “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” died in 2003.“The Shape of Water” has already won a best picture Golden Globe and numerous acting and craft awards from film critics’ groups in the United States and elsewhere. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing by G Crosse LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Shape of Water,” a contender for this year’s best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play.The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, alleged that director Guillermo del Toro, producer Daniel Kraus and movie studio Fox Searchlight “brazenly copies the story, elements, characters and themes” from a 1969 play by the late Paul Zindel.“The Shape of Water” has a leading 13 Oscar nominations at the March 4 Academy Awards ceremony, including nods for best picture and best director. The lawsuit was filed the day after ballots went out to some 8,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who vote on the Oscar winners. Facebook Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins attend the premiere of “The Shape of Water” in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 15, 2017. REUTERS/David McNew Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Shavendra says journo after him

Silva says it was the secretary general of the United Nations who appointed him to the special advisory council and added that charges against him have escalated since the appointment.Major General Shavendra Silva also said that the journalist had remained silent for some time but has once again commenced his efforts targeting the human rights committee meeting scheduled to be held in Geneva next month. The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation however does not mention the name of the journalist but it is believed he is a correspondent covering UN affairs in New York. Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent representative to the United Nations Major General Shavendra Silva has said that a certain foreign journalist is all out to discredit him just before the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.The UN has been criticized for appointing Silva to the Special Advisory Council on peacekeeping operations owing to the war crimes allegations raised against him by some human rights groups. Silva told State radio that a certain journalist who always acts with malicious intent against Sri Lanka is now trying to discredit him before the local and the international community through unfounded allegations of war crimes. read more

Gatwick Airport resumes flights after systems issue

At least the pilot of @easyJet EZY8879 takes the time to inform passengers about the problems with the flight control system @Gatwick_Airport. Compliments! #LGW #Gatwick #Easyjet— Bart Scheffer (@bartscheffer) July 10, 2019 Passengers on flights grounded at the airport posted photographs on Twitter to complain about the delays to their flights.The suspension of flights follows disruption to 140,000 passengers’ flights over Christmas when reports of a drone flying near the airport’s runways caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights.The chaos cost the airport £1.4m, it said earlier this year. Gatwick Airport suspended flights for more than an hour on Wednesday evening due to a “systems issue.”The airport said that an “air traffic control systems issue” in its control tower caused it to suspend flights, likely disrupting hundreds of passengers.Flights began to take off and land again after 7pm once the issue was resolved.A spokesman for Gatwick Airport said that it worked with the provider of its computer system to get the flight control system back online.”If you are travelling this evening please check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport, as we return to full operations,” a spokesman said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Alen Blazevic two years in Pick Szeged

ASOBALblazevicPick Szeged As rumoured, Alen Blazevic (26), one of the most talented Croatian players from the generation ’86, is moving to Pick Szeged. With the Hungarian club he signed a two-year contract, and has previously played for Gorenje, Cimos Koper, Nexe and then moved to Spanish ASOBAL, an episode of his life which is now ended. ← Previous Story Milutin Dragicevic back to Constanta Next Story → Chema Rodriguez to MKB Veszprem!!

Column Hell for leather rivalry has driven Irish rugby for over a

first_imgTHE MATCH BETWEEN Munster and Leinster tonight will be an absolutely cracking game.The people you want to lose least to are your mates, the people you know best.There have been some humdingers in recent years, with Leinster having the cut of the jib recently. However, with a rejuvenated Paul O’Connell and Ronan O’Gara, who will no dobut feature off the bench, this will be a serious test for the visitors.ROG played exactly the game he had to against Harlequins last weekend. It was great to see him back to his best. As for Paul, you can see the hunger with which he is playing with. He is an immense presence.Donnacha Ryan put in a great shift and, as I’ve said before, he will be a stalwart of the Munster and Ireland teams for years to come. Peter O’Mahony was brilliant and Casey Laulala and James Downey, particularly, brought some fearsome physicality to bear in midfield.There is no love lost between Leinster and Munster but I was delighted for them last weekend. They went up against the Premiership champions, on their patch, and tore them asunder.D’Arcy and BOD reunitedIn Ian Madigan, Leinster are very lucky to have a ready-made replacement for Jonny Sexton.I played with him for a while at Blackrock, after I retired, and you could see what a special talent he was. He is an amazing kid with massive confidence and skills to burn. He will try anything on the pitch. It doesn’t always work out but Leinster have benefited greatly from his attacking instincts in the past.We all know just how much it means to Leinster to have Brian O’Driscoll returning at such a crucial stage of the season.A pivotal player to their hopes of silverware, though, is Gordon D’Arcy. He was having a cracking season up until he picked up his foot injury during the Six Nations. In the past, D’Arcy has suffered without O’Driscoll alongside him but he excelled in his absence this season.Gordon D’Arcy evades Ronan O’Gara. (©INPHO/Billy Stickland)[Leinster coach] Joe Schmidt is a wily customer and he will know the importance of claiming silverware, be it cup, league or both, by the season’s end.Memorable momentsThe 2001 Celtic League Final was a crazy game. It was a huge occasion at the time, played out in front of a packed Lansdowne Road. Our win helped us build the momentum that would lead to Heineken Cup success down the line.After 15 minutes of the match, Eric Miller was sent off. We didn’t panic and stuck to the gameplan set out by Alan Gaffney and Matt Williams. We were going up against them, seven versus eight, in the scrum and it was some battle. Paul Wallace, with his gammy ankle, was a Trojan in the scrum that day.The 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final, which Leinster won 25-6, stands out too but there have been so many super games. The build-up to the matches is like a Heineken Cup weekend.Both sets of players always go hell-for-leather at each other. The mentality is ‘do not give a blade of grass to the opposition’. The Leinster and Munster rivalry has really driven Irish rugby for well over a decade now.*Shane Byrne’s publication, Club Rugby Magazine is available monthly in the Irish Independent. Follow the magazine, and all the latest rugby news, on Twitter @ClubRugby1It’s Paul O’Connell versus Brian O’Driscoll, 18 months in the makingMunster need to beat Leinster before focusing on Clermont – James Coughlanlast_img read more

Amazon Android tablets to ship in August with TI processor

first_imgAfter seeing what Nvidia’s quad-core Kal-El processor was capable of doing on an Android tablet, there was speculation (and hope) that the muscle-bound silicon would wind up inside Amazon’s “Hollywood” tablet which is due out later this year.With a massive content delivery network at its behest, and its very own Android Appstore, Amazon is well-positioned to provide a seamless tablet experience that can really compete with Apple and the iPad — so the company isn’t going to settle for middling hardware in its debut devices. Amazon wants to impress, but it looks as though Nvidia won’t be providing the horsepower.AdChoices广告According to a DigiTimes source, the Amazon tablets will utilize TI OMAP processors — certainly a capable core, as owners of the BlackBerry PlayBook can attest. No specifics were revealed, however, so until Jeff Bezos makes with an official revelation (or tipsters decide to spill the beans) we’ll have to wait patiently for full details. DigiTimes also reports that touch panels are being provided by Wintek — who has provided internals to the likes of Apple and Nokia in the past.Amazon has lofty goals for its tablets, hoping to ship between 700,000 and 800,000 per month in 2011. With a launch now expected as soon as August, that’s a healthy 4 million tablets on the top end — which should inject a healthy dose of competition into the Android tablet scene.Price points have yet to be revealed, but let’s hope Amazon plans on shaking things up a little. Frankly, I’m starting to feel a sense of deja vu every time another OEM announces a $499 32GB Android tablet. Amazon, of course, wants to lock customers in as life-long book, music, and video purchasers, so the company might just be willing to slim down profit margins on its hardware in order to entice buyers. Fingers crossed.More at DigiTimeslast_img read more