Moore tracking career year

first_imgUW Athletic CommunicationsFor junior jumper Alonzo Moore, satisfaction never comes easily.An All-American just a year ago, Moore has opened the 2005 outdoor track and field season in successful fashion. He is currently ranked No. 4 in the nation in the triple jump.Nevertheless, the Hampton, Va., native remains discontented with his efforts until he has reached the No. 1 spot.“I always try to improve every year so this year I’m going to try to do better than last year and then better than indoor,” Moore said. “My goal is always to aim for first place and nothing less, so that’s what I’m going to aim for.”Topping his success from last season and this year’s indoor season will be quite the task. Moore won the 2004 Big Ten Indoor Championship in the triple jump event and took second this indoor season despite recording an indoor personal best mark of 52 feet, 1/2 inch.He treated his personal best mark at Big Ten indoors with little contentment, as he is hoping to take the Big Ten and nationals by storm in outdoors with a polished jumping approach and improved conditioning.“Indoor, it was pretty decent,” Moore said. “I wasn’t satisfied with what I did, but I was pleased because I did it off of no training. But I think now for outdoor I’m going to try and stay healthy and get the strength back in my legs. I think I’ve done pretty good because I’ve been jumping from short approach and doing pretty decent, so I think when I back it up and then go for it [I’ll do well].”Moore has leaped off to a fast start in the outdoor season thus far. At the Gatorade Classic in Knoxville, Tenn., this past weekend he took first and third, respectively, in the triple and long jump events. However, even his latest triumph has not satisfied Moore, who is striving to accomplish much more.“(This past weekend) was alright,” Moore said. “I mean we’ve been training so I wasn’t expecting much. I had a few good jumps, but I fouled them. But overall I was just trying to work on something new, something different, to try and better my jumps.”As part of a strong track and field program like Wisconsin’s, Moore realizes that training with his teammates has contributed to his development, as even practice is always competitive with Rick Bellford or Paul Hubbard always looking to surpass him in the jump events.“(My teammates are) always encouraging and talking about me — especially if I’m not good — although they [are] just joking around,” Moore said. “But watching them is what pushes me because when I see them getting better at something then I know they’re working hard for it and I know if I don’t do things right, then they’re going to be beating me.”As Moore begins his preparation for the Big Ten Outdoor Championships and NCAAs, he will continue to sharpen up his jumping approach using the new techniques he has been testing out in practice. With a fresh approach, Moore is confident he will be able to accomplish his goals against the top competition in both the conference and nation.“Competition-wise, it’s the same as indoors, but some people jump better outdoor than they do indoor,” Moore said. “I still got Aarik (Wilson, of Indiana) pushing me to jump with him, and as far as nationals go Allen Sims (of USC) is back and there are a lot of other dudes who have been putting some jumps out there, so that’s pushing me.”In this season’s Big Ten and national championships, Moore hopes to reach the finals in the triple jump event and challenge Wilson and Sims. He was unable to make it past the preliminaries last season at nationals, and while he has noted some personal goals that he plans to accomplish by the year’s end, his chief objective is simply to stay healthy.“My main goal is to stay healthy, to stay injury free — that is my main goal,” Moore said. “And if that all goes well, jumping-wise in the triple jump I want to jump at least 54 plus. My goal is 55, so if I get anything close to that I’ll be pretty satisfied. The long jump — try to improve on that; I got a lot of work on that and at least to stay consistent with 24. Just to jump as far as I can when I’m healthy, and if I’m healthy I think everything will go right along with it.”last_img read more

Herdželaš Wins the Singles Finals and a Title in the Doubles of the ITF Challenger in Vrnjačka Banja

first_imgAt this Tournament from the Challenger Serie played for 10 000 Dollars, the Bosnian tennis player Dea Herdželaš won 8 times.In today’s half finals of singles Dea won against Gabriel Horackova from Czech Republic with 7-6, 6-3.Tomorrow she will play against the one who wins in the match: the first holder Stamatova from Bulgaria or the fifth holder Grammatikopolou from Greece.Herdželaš already won yesterday the doubles tournament in Vrnjačka Banja. Playing with Nina Stojanović from Serbia, they defeated in the finals Lodikova from Russia and Sliusar from Ukraine with 6-3, 6-0.This young player from Sarajevo is 585. on the WTA list.(Source: Oslobođenje)last_img read more

Southbound lanes of I-95 shut down in Boynton due to semi truck accident

first_imgAll southbound lanes of I-95 in Boynton Beach have been shut down due to an accident involving a jackknifed semi truck.The accident occurred near the Gateway Blvd exit Friday afternoon, and is causing southbound traffic to be backed up for several miles.It is unclear what caused the accident or whether any of the involved parties are injured.Crews are currently on the scene working to remove the truck but say it may take some time. Officials are urging drivers who are traveling south on I-95 to exit before Gateway Blvd.last_img read more

Former teammates reveal instance when MS Dhoni totally lost composure and threw his bat!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 609ahdNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsxrkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb0xb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hxjtrWould you ever consider trying this?😱7zfCan your students do this? 🌚2z4oRoller skating! Powered by Firework It has been more than fifteen years since Mahendra Singh Dhoni marked his place in the Indian cricket team. From numerous personal achievements to captaining India to the ultimate glory in the 2011 World Cup win, the former skipper earned the nickname of ‘captain cool’ for his level headed approach to even the trickier situations in the game. However, sometimes the nerves got better of even the cool captain, and there have been instances when Dhoni’s angry side was revealed, and his former teammates Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan reveal one such incident during his playing career.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPThe two retired cricketers were present in the latest episode of Star Sports’s ‘Cricket Connected’, where Gautam Gambhir recalled the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup days. It was Dhoni’s first World Cup as the Indian captain, just a couple of months prior to the historial World T20 victory in the same year.Speaking about the world cup, Gambhir memorised that there were a number of incidents when the calm and composed Mahi was seen throwing a fit towards his teammates for bad performance.Advertisement “People say that they have never seen him (Dhoni) lose his cool, but I have on a couple of times. It was during the 2007 World Cup and in other World Cups, when we haven’t done well,” Gambhir said on the show.And it was not just the Men in Blue, the Chennai Super Kings squad also experienced the angry side of Dhoni for doing silly mistakes in a match, Gambhir, the former Kolkata Knight Riders captain went on: “He’s human and he’s bound to react as well. It’s absolutely fair enough to do that. Even at CSK, if there’s a misfield or if someone has dropped a catch.” Advertisement “Yes, he’s cool, he’s probably much cooler than the rest of the other captains. Much cooler than me for sure!” Gambhir, who himself was known for his composed attitude on the 22 yards added.One particular incident that Irfan Pathan still promptly remembers during 2006-07 when he saw the rage of a young Mahi during training .“During the warm-up, we had a game where the right-handed batsman would bat with the left-hand and vice-versa. After we finished the warm-up, we used to get into our practice.” Pathan recalled a practice drill.“So, during the warm-ups, there were 2 teams. Once MS Dhoni was given out which he didn’t think he was. He threw his bat and made a dash to the dressing room and came late for the practice. So, he does get angry,” the former all rounder added.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-ABD reveals who are the Federer and Nadal of modern day cricket!Mithali Raj reveals what she needs to accomplish before retiring from international cricket! Advertisementlast_img read more

Soldier and the VAR liquidate the champion: Granada, semis

first_imgGoals1-0, 2 ‘: Soldier, 1-1, 39 ‘: Rodrigo, 2-1, 93 ‘: Soldier Practically in the first half there was no minute without someone stepping on one of the areas, and whenever any of the two opponents arrived, there was a shot on goal. There was the greatness of the party, in which Granada bit how it should be done when your people jelly at you like the Nasrid fans did. But it is that Valencia neither wrinkled nor his football deserved to be punished.The passage through the locker room slowed the correcalles but not the intensity. The game became more tactical and there Valencia became better mimicked. Arrivals were less frequent, but first they were always in the Granada area. But Aaron grew big before Ferran and then Diego Martínez perfectly moved his chips. Machis’s exit oxygenated his defense of black and white control. Jaume started again to see them come and have to intervene. And when it seemed that Granada would dispute its fourth extension, the penalty came from Jaume Costa, the goal of the now-called legend called Soldier and what Granada will play is its fourth semifinal. In Los Cármenes, very close to the Alhambra, a monumental party was lived. Of passion, without respite and with history, the one that Granada wrote, which will be for the fourth time in the semifinals 51 years after its last time. It was also a modern football game, the one of the VAR, that annulled a goal to Rodrigo by half foot of the Hispanic-Brazilian and warned González González of some hands in the area of ​​Jaume Costa when nobody had noticed. It was Roberto Soldado who executed him, signing a legend double and liquidating the current champion, who defended his throne with nails and teeth.Granada and Valencia offered an ode to the Copa del Rey, a football show worthy of collector. Rubiales has to record it in a pen and with that video, plus the deeds of Cultural and Mirandés, he can show off the world of his change of format. The Life and Death Cup is not a place for cowards and neither Nasrids nor black and white were. Diego Martínez and Albert Celades went out with everything, because they knew it was semifinal or home, and none of their players kept a drop of sweat.Only before the break 22 auction shots and 15 occasions to which clearer, with two shots to the stick of Foulquier and Yangel and the goal annulled Rodrigo. Soldier hit first and fast, two minutes later. Who thought that at 34 he arrived in Granada to ski in Sierra Nevada is that he does not know him. But Rodrigo Moreno hit later, in 39 ’, confirming that the noise that was generated by the interest of Barcelona, ​​by one ear entered him and by another he came out. But it is that beyond the goals, everything happened and almost always in the areas. The pace was so frantic that even those who saw it from home would do it in tension. ChangesVictor Diaz (45 ‘, Vadillo), Gonçalo Guedes (67 ‘, Ferrán Torres), Machís (68 ‘, Carlos Fernández), Brice (85 ‘, Gonalons), Florenzi (86 ‘, Rodrigo), Ruben Nephew (94 ‘, Mouctar Diakhaby) CardsGonalons (42 ‘, Yellow) Soldier (52 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

Footballer found not guilty after rape retrial

first_imgCARDIFF, Wales (AP):A former English Premier League player was found not guilty of rape yesterday following a retrial, ending a five-year case.Ched Evans, a Wales international who has played for Manchester City and Sheffield United, wept and hugged his fiancee after the verdict was given at Cardiff Crown Court.The 27-year-old Evans admitted to having sex with a teenager in a hotel in north Wales in May 2011 but always insisted it was consensual. He was convicted of rape in April 2012 and released from prison after serving half of his five-year sentence.The rape conviction was overturned in April following an appeal.A jury of seven women and five men found Evans not guilty following three hours of deliberations after the eight-day trial.Evans and his partner stood outside court with supporters as his solicitor read a statement on behalf of Evans.”That incident did not involve the commission of a criminal offence,” the statement said, “and today, I am overwhelmed with relief that the jury agreed.”Thanks go, too, to my friends and family,” it added, “most notably my fiancee, Natasha, who chose, perhaps incredibly, to support me in my darkest hour. Whilst my innocence has now been established, I wish to make it clear that I wholeheartedly apologise to anyone who might have been affected by the events of the night in question.”Evans plays for third-tier club Chesterfield, who signed him in June despite a public outcry when he attempted to return to professional football with other clubs while his appeal was being heard.last_img read more

Bailey makes Bundesliga debut in loss

first_imgJamaican winger Leon Bailey came on as a second half substitute on his debut for Bayer Leverkusen during their 1-0 defeat to Hamburg in the German Bundesliga today. The 19-year-old Bailey entered the field in the 82nd minute when he replaced follow winger Admir Mehmedi. Bailey signed a five-year deal with Bayer Leverkusen from Belgian side Genk for 11.5 million pounds last week. The 19-year-old impressed during his time at the Belgian Club scoring 15 goals and providing 21 assists in 77 league games. He also slammed in seven goals and three  assists in 12 European outings for Genk.  Hamburg’s goal was scored by Kyriakos Papadopoulos in the 76th minute.last_img read more

Warriors draft first woman player into NBA 2K esports league

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra James Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors MOST READ That doesn’t mean the women won’t face extra skepticism. Kimanni Ingram, another draft-eligible player, has played with Evans and respects the way she has navigated blowback from male gamers.But even his compliments Tuesday came with a qualifier.“She has the basketball IQ for a girl,” Ingram said. “Most people would be like, ‘I’m playing with a girl. She’s not going to know what to do.’ She knows what she’s doing. You can tell.”News of Evans’ selection traveled fast. Warriors coach Steve Kerr was asked about her prior to a game against Boston.“I think that’s really cool that she’s passionate and inspired and broke a barrier,” Kerr said. “That’s awesome.”“Esports has become a huge thing now,” said Kevin Durant, Evans’ favorite player. “More people who enjoy the game might get an opportunity to be professionals and make some money for themselves and make some money. I think it’s cool.”Female gamers have had difficulty breaking into pro esports. Among the most popular circuits, League of Legends Championship Series and the Overwatch League have each had just one female player. Those women both received ample praise and criticism on social media.The NBA wants to help Evans and Novin manage that. The 2K League has a transition program based on the NBA’s rookie symposium, and it added sessions specifically for Evans and Novin to help them navigate their potential barrier-breaking roles, including help with social media.One item 2K hopes to change soon: The video game still does not include any female players. Unlike EA Sports’ NBA Live series — which includes WNBA rosters and the ability to create female players — NBA 2K is still male-only. Donohue says 2K is working to add women to future versions of the game.That’s not bumming out Evans right now. She’s already building out her to-do list for her new home in Oakland. LATEST STORIES View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Evans was one of two women who qualified for the 2K League draft this year through the league’s online combine. The other, Brianna Novin, was not selected but could still sign as a free agent.The NBA runs the league in coordination with 2K game publisher Take-Two Interactive, and it did not have any women for its inaugural season. Prior to last year’s draft, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called the lack of gender diversity “a disappointment for all of us so far.”The league set out to solve that problem by holding focus groups with top women gamers to spot potential barriers. One key problem: Data showed that male players weren’t passing the ball to their female teammates — something that wasn’t accounted for when the league analyzed players to build the 2018 draft pool.“It made us put more emphasis on how good a player was when they got the ball in their hands,” said 2K League managing director Brendan Donohue. “That’s the only part of it they can control.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Chiquita Evans poses for photographs with Brendan Donohue after being selected as the 56th pick overall by the Warriors Gaming Squad at the NBA 2K League draft Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in New York. Evans is the first woman selected in the esports league. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — After over three hours of sitting, waiting and stressing, Chiquita Evans heard her name called. She stood, smiled and put on a Warriors cap, striding to the stage backed by the loudest applause of the night.Someone put a microphone in front of her and asked her how it felt. That’s when she finally choked up.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No more sessions as a trainer at Planet Fitness. The Chicago native is heading to the Bay Area.“It feels surreal,” she said. “I’m going to see if I can do a real-life shooting competition with (Stephen) Curry,” Evans said. “That’s what I was known for. See if I can shoot with the best.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It changes everything,” she said. “It means everything to me.”Evans became the first woman ever drafted into the NBA 2K League on Tuesday night, going in the fourth round to Warriors Gaming, which is operated by the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. A former college and semipro basketball player, Evans is now the esports league’s first female pro, one of the 126 players who will make between $33,000 to $37,000 per season, plus benefits and team housing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs The league also monitored communication between players more carefully at this year’s combine, removing several players for sexist remarks.That kind of harassment isn’t new to Evans, or women in esports in general. One of the biggest challenges for women is finding teammates for games that rely so heavily on teamwork. Female gamers can try to ignore an offensive, trash-talking opponent — and there are plenty of those in the 2K community.But just like in real life, you can’t defend a pick-and-roll if your teammates aren’t willing to communicate.Evans has done most of her competitive gaming with a coed team — right now, five of its 12 players are women — and that’s helped her thrive as a shot-creating small forward.Her experience when gaming outside that team — with both teammates and opponents — hasn’t always been as rosy.“I’ve had sexual remarks put towards me,” she said. “I get told I should be back in the kitchen. ‘2K is not for women,’ I’ve had that. There’s no question about that.”Evans also got loud pushback on social media when she announced last month — on her 30th birthday, no less — that she’d qualified for the draft.“That’s the only time that it’s been discouraging for me,” Evans said. “In that moment, because it was a great moment for me, and I felt like people ruined it.”Other gamers at Tuesday’s draft were eager to welcome Evans and Novin.“Male, female, dog, cat, frog, I don’t care,” said Alexander Bernstein, a returning player with 76ers Gaming. “If you’re the best in the world, I feel like you deserve to be able to play.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Local discussion about social innovation on a provincial level

first_img“We look around rooms like we are today at the Lido Theatre, there are experts in this community who understand the specific needs of this region, and are able to respond most appropriately, “ Minister McRae said. “If government can help assist in that manner, I’m glad to be here to help.”One of Minster McRae’s primary topics of discussion in regard to social innovation was that of the province’s new website, a platform for like-minded individuals.“We want to make sure people are aware of what is going on in their community; what opportunities there are, what ways we can share skills, share resources,” Minister McRae said. “…It will only be strong if we have more and more people participate. It is not going to be owned by government in such a way that we are the only contributor; we need to have everybody from across the province.”- Advertisement -Some other topics Minister McRae touched on includes the power of not-for-profit organizations sustaining their own funding, the power of social innovation coming from recent graduates, a wide array of provincial initiatives, as well as the importance of the province forming strong relationships with local representatives.Local representatives speaking to the crowd includes North Peace Savings and Credit Union, NEAT, and Mayor Lori Ackerman to name a few.last_img read more

Crystal Palace snap up former Manchester City youngster

first_img Neil Warnock, the Crystal Palace manager Former Manchester City rookie Fisayo Adarabioyo has signed a short-term deal with Crystal Palace, the south London club have confirmed.The 19-year-old who has had spells, in the youth academies at City and at Birmingham, has been on trial with Neil Warnock’s side for the past month.And his performances, punctuated by a debut goal against Bristol City Under-21s last month, have been enough to persuade Palace to sign him up to their development team.Adarabioyo has been without a club since his short stint at St Johnstone finished at the end of last season. 1last_img read more