Giants draft pick Ballentine injured and college teammate killed in shooting

The New York Giants sixth-round draft selection Corey Ballentine has been injured and his college teammate Dwane Simmons was killed in a shooting in Topeka, Kansas The New York Giants sixth-round draft selection Corey Ballentine has been injured and his college teammate Dwane Simmons killed in a shooting in Topeka, Kansas, on Sunday morning. Simmons was 23 at the time of his death and had played alongside Ballentine at Washburn University. Ballentines injuries are not life threatening, and he should make a full recovery. Any time we lose a student it is a sad occasion, but it is particularly poignant to lose a student through such a senseless act, the Washburn president, Jerry Farley, wrote in a statement. Both Dwane …

Andy Murray declares himself pain free and keen for return to action

Andy Murray has revealed he is pain-free and suggested he could return to action sooner rather than late Andy Murray has revealed he is pain-free and suggested he could return to action sooner rather than later. The 31-year-old has not played since the Australian Open and has since undergone a second hip operation. He had also previously announced he was going to retire but appeared to go back on that decision before his second surgery. Speaking at the London Marathon, where he fired the starting pistol for the elite mens race, the two-time Wimbledon champion said: Theres no pain any more. Im happy, pain-free and enjoying my life. Ive been hitting a few balls from a stationary position. Im still …

Justin Gimelstob says he will quit ATP player council after assault case

Justin Gimelstob, who entered a no contest plea to a battery charge, says he is resigning his post as a board representative elected by the ATP player council Justin Gimelstob, who entered a no contest plea Gimelstob told the New York Times his place on the council was no longer tenable. Im stepping down because my job is to work on the sports behalf and the players behalf, and in my situation Ive become too much of a distraction and a liability, Gimelstob told the Times. I take responsibility for that, and I take responsibility for the mistakes I made Halloween night. Gimelstob has also worked as a coach and commentator on the Tennis Channel. But it is his work …

Man City star denies Tommy Robinson support

He is one of nine party representatives and two Independent candidates standing in the North West England constituency. Skip Twitter post by @edersonmoraes93 "People have made me aware of who this guy is. I definitely not support this guy or his ideas. He just stopped me for a picture. I had no idea who he was" (do not be a liar) https://t.co/IkjTOUmcfE — Ederson Moraes (@edersonmoraes93) April 30, 2019 On Tuesday night, a photograph of Ederson posing with Mr Robinson was posted on Twitter by an aide who identifies himself as Danny Tommo. But the goalkeeper replied by tweeting: “People have made me aware of who this guy is. I definitely [do] not support this guy or his ideas. “He …

Huawei tech would put UK-US intelligence ties at risk, official says

Chinese firms 5G equipment described as security risk after council gives partial go-ahead A US official has warned that the UKs leaked proposal to adopt Huawei technology for 5G mobile phone networks risks affecting intelligence cooperation with the US, prompting further criticism from Conservatives opposed to the plan. Robert Strayer, a deputy assistant secretary at the US state department, said on Monday that Huawei was not a trusted vendor and any use of its technology in 5G networks was a risk, contradicting the British stance. The official said if an untrusted vendor was used by the UK or another western country, the US would have to reassess the ability for us to share information and be interconnected implying that intelligence-sharing …

Former surfing world champion Sunny Garcia in intensive care

The World Surf League has confirmed the former world champion Sunny Garcia is in intensive care in Oregon The World Surf League has confirmed the former world champion Sunny Garcia is in intensive care. With heavy hearts we confirm that Sunny Garcia is in the ICU in the hospital, the WSL posted on Twitter. Sunny has always been a great champion of surfing, both in and out of the water. Our prayers are with him and his loved ones at this deeply challenging time. World Surf League (@wsl) With heavy hearts we confirm that Sunny Garcia is in the ICU in the hospital. Sunny has always been a great champion of surfing, both in and out of the water. Our …

Turner Prize drops Stagecoach sponsorship

Image copyright PA Image caption The bus company says the decision to end its partnership was mutually agreed Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was among those against the prize’s partnership with Stagecoach South East. He told the Daily Telegraph he was “surprised and disappointed” when he heard the announcement. Image copyright Press handout Image caption Clockwise from top left: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani The winner of the £40,000 prize will be announced on 3 December. This year’s Turner Prize nominees are Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani. The shortlist of artists was announced on Wednesday and their work tackles issues including oppression and marginalised communities. Last year’s Turner Prize was …

Barcelona and Lionel Messi crush Liverpool’s Champions League hopes

(CNN)When your team is about to face Barcelona there is a question that is always asked of the opposing manager: “How do you stop Lionel Messi?” Follow @cnnsport Messi’s first may have been fortuitous, but his second, an exquisite free kick that defied belief, was pure box office. The scoreline was cruel on Liverpool, which had chances to score throughout the contest, but was ultimately made to pay the price for its profligacy in front of goal. Even at 3-0 down, Liverpool had chances with Roberto Firmino’s effort hacked off the line and Mohamed Salah striking the rebound against the post. But this was not Liverpool’s night. Instead, it belonged to Messi. The Argentine, whose goal guaranteed Barcelona’s eighth domestic …

Havlicek stole … the show

John Havlicek (1973 Focus on Sport) That play is getting special attention this week because Havlickek suddenly died Thursday at age 79 in Jupiter, Fla. The meeting Cousy set up for Fox Nation in February, which became one of the first episodes of “Ed Henry’s Front Row Seat,” was one of Havlicek’s very last interviews. Cousy was halting a bit on the phone about whether his friend would make an appearance because Havlicek was dealing with Parkinson’s disease recently. He was not always feeling up to joining the weekly boys’ club to reminisce about the glory days. That’s why I was elated when Havlicek’s wife Beth drove him to the restaurant. While the man who was once known for his …

Caster Semenya Q&A: the runners discrimination case explained

The IAAF insists rules are needed to protect female sport but the South African runner Caster Semenyas legal team says her genetic gift should be celebrated It is a case described by the court of arbitration for sport as one of the most pivotal it has ever heard. And after months of legal wrangling and highly charged debate, Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya will finally find out on Wednesday whether she has won her discrimination case against athletics governing body, the IAAF. Why did the case come about? In April 2018 the IAAF Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trieste half-marathon organizers spark outrage after banning African runners

(CNN)Organizers of an Italian half-marathon have backed down after their decision to ban African athletes from participating sparked outrage and led to allegations of racism. He added that African athletes “are purely and simply exploited, which is something we can no longer accept.” The reasoning was labeled an “ignoble, shameless excuse” by Italian MEP Isabella De Monte, while Nicola Fratoianni, secretary of the Italian Left party, called on Italian and international sports bodies to “speak up and take action.” “It is evident that this choice goes against every rule, value and ethical code of the world of sport. As well as against common sense,” Fratoianni added. Italian sport has been wracked with a series of racist incidents in recent months, …

Stop wondering whats for dinner use the Keto Meal Plans I use

Hungry? Thinking about dinner? But yet, when you get home and open the fridge, there’s nothing Keto to eat. If you’re like me, you might open and reopen your fridge a few times in the vague hopes that you missed something! And all of a sudden, all of your hard work sticking to Keto, cutting out carbs and sugars go out of the window. You break down and boil some pasta or order a pizza for delivery. I know how easy it is when you’re tired and hungry to give in and go for the easy high-carb options. After all, that’s what our food industry wants you to do. But the fact is, there is a really simple solution… Meal …

Family of Chinese student admitted to Stanford paid $6.5 million to Rick Singer, source says

(CNN)The family of a Chinese student admitted to Stanford University paid $6.5 million to the central figure in the US college admissions scandal, a source with knowledge of the investigation says. Morgan Stanley adviser Michael Wu referred the parents to Singer, the source said. A spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley told CNN that the company is cooperating with investigators.

Violence against women isnt a sports issue, but a societal one | Kavitha A Davidson

#MeToo backlash is a new twist to the backdrop as the NBA and Sacramento Kings investigate a sports reporters sexual assault allegations against Luke Walton The NBA and the Sacramento Kings have launched a joint investigation of newly hired head coach Luke Walton after a former sports reporter filed a civil suit accusing Walton of sexual assault, dating back to a 2014 incident when Walton was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors. As we await more facts to be known in whats looking like a classic he said, she said case, both sides have come out firing, with Waltons defense team employing familiar tactics of publicly discrediting the accuser while simultaneously imploring the media not to try this …

Onuoha rejects Zlatan Ibrahimovic apology after threat to ‘hurt’ him during game

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has once again found himself at the centre of a storm after clashing with Nedum Onuoha during an MLS game on Sunday Zlatan Ibrahimovic has once again found himself at the centre of a storm after clashing with Nedum Onuoha during an MLS game on Sunday. Ibrahimovic scored the winner for LA Galaxy in their 2-1 over Real Salt Lake but had clashed with former Manchester City defender Onuoha in the 60th minute, throwing his opponent to the ground. Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) Nedum Onuoha explains to @realsaltlake locker room and why he didn’t accept Zlatan’s apology. #mls pic.twitter.com/RNH36Olpv7 Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The man who built Britain’s football grounds

Image copyright Played in Britain Image caption Archibald Leitch survived disaster to build many football grounds In fact, at his peak in the late 1920s, 16 out of the 22 clubs in the English First Division had hired Leitch’s company at one time or another. He also designed a greyhound and speedway stadium in London, where in the early 1930s there was a doomed attempt to establish a Football League club called Thames AFC. Mr Inglis, the author of Engineering Archie: Archibald Leitch – Football Ground Designer, says Leitch’s career almost ended in disaster as soon as it began but he fought back to dominate British football stadium design for decades. In more recent times, the Leitch-designed stands have quickly …