World Champs: Elaine Thompson pulls out of 200m

first_imgRelatedPosts World Championships: Chippers wins Women’s 200m final World Championships: Bowie snatches Women 100m gold Bolt set for World Championship  Elaine Thompson has pulled out of the women’s 200m at the 17th IAAF World Championships, Doha 2019.Thompson, according to information reaching Trackalerts.com, pulled out because of Achilles tendon problem.MVP, Thompson’s club, in a Twitter post only said: “The health and welfare of our athletes are among the primary considerations in determining whether or not they compete. Long term view.”After the 100m final, Thompson, who finished 4th in 10.93s, said: “I felt great during the warm-up, but when I went out there, the body wasn’t firing.”Asked about the problem she had with her Achilles tendon over the years, Thompson was quick to say she won’t blame her fourth-place finish on that.“It was acting up before I came here, but I didn’t put it on my brain.“I have days when I come to the track I can dearly sprint. Pushing off the track is very painful for me, and I think the last three days it was really tender pushing off the track,” she explained then.On Monday, after the 200m first round, Thompson said: “I am confident, even though last night I was disappointed.”Asked about the first-round performance, she said: “A little bit tired from last night. I left the doping control at 3:30 am, so I didn’t get much sleep.“I just used the round to get to the semi-finals and then take it from there.”Tags: Elaine Thompsonlast_img read more

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Inside Conditions…Only a mother could love

first_imgO.J. SIMPSON (AP Photo/File)by Aubrey BruceHey guys and dolls. Happy Mothers’ Day to you all.Now I always hear the loud and clear message of mothers who are forced to wear the hats of both parents when for whatever reason the absentee fathers are not on the scene.I am also here to point out that there are a few fathers out there that don kitchen aprons and braid their daughters’ hair when mothers are not part of the family dynamic.By the way, the only non-athletes that I will include in this communiqué are Genghis Khan and Adolf Hitler.Let’s begin with O.J. Simpson an African American athlete who a significant percentage of White America swears is the great, great, great, (and many more times removed) gre……..at grandson of the aforementioned Genghis Khan and a direct descendant of Satan.Whatever theories may exist about the genealogy of Simpson well let’s just say they remain just that.We do know that Simpson was born July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, CA’ the son of Eunice Durden Simpson and Jimmy Lee Simpson.What makes his athletic accomplishments so incredible is the fact that as a child, Simpson developed rickets and wore braces (his mother made home-made braces with a bar) on his legs until the age of five.Now combine this scenario with the fact that his parents separated in 1952. Now birthing and rearing a physically challenged child by a single mom in any era is daunting but being an African American mother having a handicapped child in addition to facing medical, economic and socially challenging circumstances simultaneously in itself had to daunting and at best uncertain in regards to the outcome.After all that his mother did just to insure that the “Juice” lived an ordinary life, he turned out to do extraordinarily good and bad things.This is for all of you young mothers out there. No matter how early and thoroughly you may train a child, there are social and psychological influences both covert and overt that may wield more impact than one could ever suspect.There had to be a certain amount of angst and uncertainty as far as the confidence of young O.J and his mother in regards to him just functioning as a normal child not even considering a potential athletic career.Can’t you hear his mom trying to instill a basic confidence in him regarding just walking every day? “O.J you can do it, just walk a little farther, I know you can do it, it may be painful but you are going to be alright.”In spite of all of the odds; a mother’s love surely kept the faith. Also poor Black folks were nutritionally as well as economically deprived because rickets historically has been associated with seamen who were deprived of vitamin C during extended voyages at sea.Muhammad Ali is another icon that jumps out at me when it comes to celebrating the sanctity of motherhood.Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky to Odessa O’Grady Clay and Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr.We can all be reasonably sure that at a young age young Cassius Clay, (his pre Muslim) name probably did not suffer from a severe lack of confidence nor did he seriously listen to anyone else but himself. However that may have been a good thing. As a result, making his own decisions and marching to a different drum beat sculpted him into the man that he was.I can imagine his mom asking him the question;” Cassius, what are you thinking about?” I can also envision his response. “Mama I Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it. Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If not pretend you are. What you are thinking is what you are becoming. Don’t count the days, make the days count. What keeps me going is goals. I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want. Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right. Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you. Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”I think that it would be hard to get a word in with Muhammad Ali at any age, by anyone. The Hitler and Khan thing at the beginning was just a tease. My point was and continues to be that whether we are athletes, fans of sport or a hybrid of both we can make the lives of those around better and it is more often than not that we can do so when we draw from the voices and wisdom that our mothers lend to us as we travel the road of eternity.In the early 1970s when I was struggling to be published I considered giving up. One particular day I called my mother whining. She said; “Peanut be like Job (jobe) wait on your change.” From that day forward I focused on me and not my circumstances. The rest is history, I miss you Ma.Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@newpittsburghcourier.com or 412.583.6741Your comments are welcome.Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hllast_img read more

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Watch: Bryan Lasme scores a Puskás Award contender for FC Sochaux-Montbeliard

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement 8t70pNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1htvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efkff( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3w17Would you ever consider trying this?😱1rtyeCan your students do this? 🌚9uRoller skating! Powered by Firework The spectacular game has seen its fair share of spectacular goals, and those that turn up to become the contender for FIFA Puskás Award each year. In the not so known Coupe de la Ligue in France, such a goal was scored by FC Sochaux-Montbeliard player Bryan Lasme.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesYesterday in the away match against Paris FC at Stade Sébastien Charléty, the Ligue 2 side forward shot a breathtaking goal from 35 yards outside the box, that can easily become a contender for the Puskás award this year. The clip of the goal was posted by the club’s official Twitter. See the eye catching strike yourself-Advertisement The 20 year old’s magnificent showcase of flair at the 36th minute was the opener of the match. However, the hosts came back in the second half with a goal from Oussama Abdeldjelil and Jonathan Pitroipa, the latter netting one from the spot. Les Lionceaux lost the match 1-2.Despite the loss, Lasme’s screamer was the main talk following the match, and soon after had taken the social media by storm.Lasme was called up for the French Under-20 Football team, and made his debut at the 2018 Toulon Tournament.FC Sochaux will face Laurient in their upcoming Ligue 2 match on Friday at Stade du Moustoir. Advertisementlast_img read more

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I Feel Pretty …

first_imgBy Kathy MieleIt was early on a weekend morning when I decided to give myself a day of pampering.Going through the cabinets in my bathroom I found all the products that would make me beautiful. The first step was smoothing on a thick layer of clay on my face. Once that was done I sat back on the couch ready to read the newspaper and wait for my facemask to harden.Steven walked in and did a quick double take. “What’s that for?” he asked.“It’s a detox mask,” I answered barely moving my lips and wondering if maybe becoming a ventriloquist was in my future.“What are you detoxing from?” he asked.“Can’t talk, mask is hardening.” I picked up the newspaper again and continued my relaxing.Once the mask was done, I decided to put a deep-oil treatment in my hair and a peppermint mask on my feet.Steven walked by again. “Wow! What’s that smell?” He looked at my feet propped up on the coffee table encased in a chalk-like substance and my oily hair on top of my head wrapped in plastic wrap.“It’s the peppermint. I’m recharging my tired feet.”I’d finished with the newspaper and had moved on to a book. “After 10 minutes I can rinse this off then I’ll put on a thick layer of shea butter before I put on a pair of white cotton socks, two hours later my feet will be baby soft and completely rehydrated.”“With a smell like that I bet you’re opening up your sinuses too!” Steven held his hand over his nose as he walked past me to go to the kitchen. “I know mine are,” he mumbled.Twenty minutes later, freshly out of the shower, the deep-oil treatment was done and my hair was air drying. No heat from a blow dryer was going to mess up a 20-minute oil treatment!I sat back on the couch ready to start my manicure. With my wet hair now hanging around my newly detoxed face and my feet sliding around in my white cotton socks, (I might have gone a little too heavy with the shea butter), I began buffing my nails.Steven came by again. “Are done in the bathroom?” he asked. “I’d like to get my shower.”“I am, but be careful in the shower,” I called. “My oil treatment might have left the floor of the shower a little slippery.”When Steven came out of the shower, my nails were finished and drying. “Thanks for the warning,” he said. “It was pretty slippery in there.”“Sorry about that. I’ll scrub it out later when I’m finished.” I waved my fingers back and forth and began blowing on them. “Do you want some lunch?” I asked.“Sure, what are you making?” he asked.“I was hoping you’d make something,” I said as I waved my fingers around. “I’m still drying.”“I was going to make some eggs,” he said. “Do you want some?”“That would be perfect,” I said as I grabbed my book and settled back into the cushions of the couch wondering why I didn’t do these beauty treatment weekends more often.last_img read more

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End of labour dispute good news for high school athletes

first_imgNot only did the school strike/lockout affect classroom studies for students throughout the province, but also many extracurricular events including high school sports in BC.The late start has put a damper on the fall sport season — which includes sports as fieldhockey, boy’s soccer, volleyball and cross country running.Coaches are now playing catchup to try to get somewhat of a season in before zone playoffs and provincial tournaments happen in October and November.”BCSS (BC School Sports) has confirmed that the seasons will not change – no extension to fall season,” Mount Sentinel volleyball coach Joe Moreira said Tuesday. Moreira is doing his best to keep the Mount Sentinel Senior Girl’s Volleyball program afloat by hosting a tournament this weekend.”We have had four teams drop out so we are scrambling a bit,” Moreira explained. “Job action has taken a bit of a toll.”At L.V. Rogers High School, senior girl’s coach Jennifer Kidd hosted the first practice of the season Tuesday and will attend the Mount Sentinel tourney beginning Friday at Selkirk College in Castlegar.Meanwhile a few of the fieldhockey players have been staging informal games in Nelson to try to stay sharp for the upcoming season.The Kootenay Cross Country season begins October 1 in Kaslo.”We will continue to have races set up on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and will try to fit in 3-4 races before the Zone Championship on October 22,” a cross country spokesperson said on the zone website.last_img read more

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SOCCER: DESSIE ‘ROCKER’ McLAUGHLIN STANDS DOWN FROM RATHMULLAN CELTIC

first_imgBACK-to-back league winners Rathmullan Celtic are coming to terms with the decision of their joint manager Dessie McLaughlin to step down from his role.The club reluctantly accepted ‘Rocker’s’ resignation at a committee meeting this week. In a statement the club heaped praise on McLaughlin for his incredible success – the club lost just two leagues games on their way to two titles.The club said: “Dessie informed the committee that he did not feel he was in a position to offer the commitment he requires of himself for the season ahead, owing to family and personal commitments. Under those circumstances, he felt he could not take the role on and so he offered his resignation which was accepted.“With our AGM upcoming on July 18th, Mark Curran remains in charge of team affairs. Mark has expressed his desire to recruit a resource to help fill the void left by Dessie.“On behalf of Mark Curran, the players, committee, our dedicated supporters who have followed Rathmullan over the past two seasons as well as anyone who has had the pleasure of being around to see history being made, we want to place on record our sincere gratitude to Rocker for everything that he put into making the success happen. “Since forming his managerial partnership with Mush, Rocker has brought a level of professionalism, dedication and discipline to Rathmullan that was never witnessed before.“Together with Mush and the players, Rocker has been part of a club that has brought untold pride to many people who hold Rathmullan close to their hearts.“This time two years ago, Rocker and Mush agreed to become joint mangers on their own terms, demanding that the committee of the club backed them and supported them in their work. In return they have brought back to back league titles to the Flagpole field. A feat nobody could have predicted when they took over.“Throughout the title winning campaigns in the CT Ball Division 2 and the Milford Inn Division 1, the team lost just two games, one per season. A remarkable achievement at any level.“Winning a first league title in Kerrykeel in April 2011 was a momentous day for football people in Rathmullan and sparked celebrations befitting of the occasion. To repeat the feat by downing St Catherines a year later in glorious sunshine in front of a bumper crowd in Rathmullan surpassed all expectations. Save for those of a remarkable management team.“In May of this year, the Rathmullan gaffers were recognized for their achievements with a joint Donegal League Manager of the Year award. “Rocker leaves his position with the club in a stronger position, both on and off the field, than ever before. We have the exciting prospect of top tier football for the first time on the New Flagpole, and we have a talented young team equipped to deal with the challenge, thanks in no small part to the tricks of the trade they have learned over the last 24 months from a master in the craft.“The new season is just five weeks away and the preparations are underway despite what is a setback for everyone. We look forward to another rollercoaster ride around the pitches of Donegal this winter.”SOCCER: DESSIE ‘ROCKER’ McLAUGHLIN STANDS DOWN FROM RATHMULLAN CELTIC was last modified: July 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ceres-Negros faces tough odds vs JDT in AFC Cup semis

first_imgLATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast JDT’s Mexican coach Benjamin Mora knows the Malaysians are in for a dogfight. “We expect a difficult game because the first leg was a tough game,” said Mora. “Ceres is a very good team. They play good football. They are very fast. And they shape very well defensively.”Mora stressed that the two away goals scored by Ceres shouldn’t get in the way of JDT’s play. “I think we must be patient and organized because we lead the 3-2,” said the Mexican. “I know the two away goals may affect if we don’t stay focused and don’t manage the game as we want.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Roach: Pacquiao needs to KO Horn to land big fights A standing-room-only crowd watches Ceres-Negros’ recent match against Malaysia’s Felda United in the AFC Cup. No other place in the country packs as many football fans as Bacolod’s Panaad stadium. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / STEPHEN TANBACOLOD CITY – On its home turf, Ceres-Negros has looked unstoppable in the 2017 AFC Cup. But the Busmen face their toughest test yet when they try to overturn a 2-3 deficit against Johor Darul Ta’zim of Malaysia in the second leg of their AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinal tie at Panaad Stadium. ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast The Busmen beat Tampines Rovers (5-0) and Hanoi FC of Vietnam (6-2) in the group stage, but the stakes are higher and the opposition is expected to be stronger when the Malaysian champions line up against the home side at 7:30 p.m. “The team is motivated to win so we are not under pressure,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic from Serbia. “I think its a big challenge to play this game and the opportunity also to reach something. It’s a special motivation for us if we can reach the final.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThere will be no shortage in firepower for the Busmen with first leg goalscorers Fernando Rodriguez and Bienvenido Maranon available for selection, while midfielder Manny Ott, still hurting from a chest injury in the first leg last May 17, is also in the squad to rekindle his battle with JDT talisman Safiq Rahim, who scored in the first leg at Larkin Stadium. With the away goals rule in play, the Philippines Football League side only needs a 1-0 victory over the Malaysian champions to advance to the next round, where they will face the winner of the Home United-Global Cebu tie being played Tuesday night in Singapore. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more

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Baker Mayfield Calls It “Ridiculous” That Buddy Hield Didn’t Win Player Of The Year

first_imgA closeup of a helmetless Baker Mayfield.NORMAN, OK – DECEMBER 3: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game Oklahoma State Cowboys December 3, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 38-20 to become Big XII champions. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine – not Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield – had won the AP’s Player of the Year award in college basketball. Valentine had a fantastic season, leading MSU to a Big Ten Tournament title and a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but there is certainly a faction of fans who believe that Hield, whose dominance has been on display the past two weeks, was the most deserving player.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield – who is probably a little biased – is one of them. Mayfield took to Twitter this afternoon to call it “ridiculous” that Valentine won the award over Hield. He even went as far as to say that Hield got “robbed.”This is ridiculous, POTY is supposed to go to the best player. Our man got robbed. Plus who’s team is still playing? https://t.co/k0uiq17kur— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Whoever voted on this should be ashamed of themselves. We know who the real POTY is. Buddy deserves it, and he’ll show us why these next 2— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Mayfield also noted that it’s Hield’s OU squad, not Valentine’s MSU, that is still playing.We imagine that Mayfield’s opinion will be popular in Norman.last_img read more

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Four militants killed three Army jawans injured in Pulwama encounter

first_imgSrinagar: Four militants were killed while three Army jawans and a police personnel were injured in an encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said. On a credible input about presence of militants in Lassipora area of south kashmir’s Pulwama district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there this morning, a police spokesman said. He said during the searches, militants fired upon the search party of the forces. The fire was retaliated, leading to an encounter, the spokesman said. In the ensuing encounter, he said, four militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter. The identities and affiliations of the slain militants are being ascertained, the spokesman said. He said in the initial exchange of firing, three Army jawans and one policeman sustained injuries. The injured were hospitalised and are stated to be stable, he added. The spokesman said it was a clean operation and no collateral damage took place during the encounter. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter, he said.last_img read more

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Twitterati hail TikTok ban in India

first_imgNew Delhi: Twitter was flooded with memes and funny videos after a ban on Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok made it unavailable to download from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store in India. “Saddened to hear about the demise of TikTok India. Two minutes of silence for the TikTok users who mentioned ‘Actor’ in their Bio,” a user wrote on Twitter. “Thank God and the Indian judiciary for the ban!! Hat’s off to you sir Advocate S. Muthukumar for filing this petition to save our youth,” another user tweeted. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details TikTok India had been on the radar for its “pornographic and inappropriate” content. Earlier this month, the Madras High Court ordered a ban on the app on a plea by Advocate Muthu Kumar. On April 3, the Supreme Court refused to stay the Madras High Court order following which the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asked Google and Apple to block the app. TikTok’s ban only means that new users won’t have access to the app on Google and Apple devices. Owned by Chinese technology company ByteDance, TikTok claims that it has over 120 million monthly active users in India.last_img read more

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