South African swimmer beats own world record

first_img4 August 2015Cameron van der Burgh, the South African swimmer, has another reason to smile. He beat his own world record in the 50m breaststroke heats at the 16th Federation Internationale de Natation (Fina) World Championships on 4 August.The championships started on 24 July and end on 9 August, and are being held in Kazan, Russia.Van der Burgh defended his title by clocking 26.62 seconds to shave 0.05 seconds off his own record he set at the 2009 championships. Back in 2009, the performance-enhancing neoprene suits were still permitted.Britain’s Adam Peaty swam exactly the same time of 26.62 seconds at the European championships in Berlin, Germany in August 2014, but his time has not yet been ratified by swimming’s governing body, Fina.The 50m breaststroke is not an Olympic event.Meanwhile, Van der Burgh won silver in the 100m breaststroke yesterday, outshone by Peaty. With a 0.07-second difference, Peaty claimed the gold in a time of 58.52; the South African hit the wall in 58.59.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

OABA Conference features broad lineup of speakers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today is the second day of the fourth annual Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference highlighting topics related to production, perspectives and performance in agriculture.OABA members, along with other industry professionals, have heard from leading experts, educators and researchers during the two-day event, which last night featured the Industry Networking Dinner and Annual Meeting Feb. 3 with keynote speaker, retired U.S. Army Col. Peter Mansoor, and his insight on the rise of ISIS and the long term impacts of terrorism.In addition to Mansoor, the speaker lineup represents a wide array of agribusinesses, higher education institutions and organizations located in Ohio and across the country, including PotashCorp, The Fertilizer Institute, The Andersons, Inc., Trupointe Cooperative, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ohio EPA, The Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin and University of Kentucky.Here are some of the highlights:Josh McGrath from The University of Kentucky discusses managing nitrogen and some of the challenges that go along with that task.Josh McGrath University Of Kentucky On N ManagementMichigan’s Star of the West Milling Company’s Jim Howe talks about getting around the challenges of growing a successful wheat crop and best management practices for the crop.Jim Howe Star Of The West Milling CoOABA’s Chris Henney visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo about the topics of this year’s conference and who is expected to attend.OABA Chris HenneyDale and Robert Mullen talk about the agronomic tract of OABA.Robert Mullenlast_img read more

Reyes stresses Blatche’s value to Gilas

first_imgLOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes is sticking with the team’s decision to have Andray Blatche as the country’s only naturalized player.Under the new rules for the Fiba Olympic Qualifiers, any team can bring in a new naturalized for every game but Reyes said Sunday that Gilas will standy Blatche no matter what.ADVERTISEMENT “Andray’s got eight points but his man had five, so that’s a plus three,” said Reyes. “If you go to June Mar as against Brandt who had 17 or 16, that’s negative, if basketball is a linear game, but it’s not.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Castro takes charge in final seconds to save Gilas MOST READ Blatche took flak for his subpar performance against Australia when he had just eight points and seven rebounds on 3-of-11 shooting in the Philippines’ 84-68 loss, the team’s only setback in the group stage so far.Despite the criticisms, Blatche bounced back in the 89-84 victory over Japan with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“As for Andray, his value has always been beyond numbers and I know he got a lot of flak for the last game but his job was to guard [Daniel] Kickert, Australia’s best player,” said Reyes at Mall of Asia Arena.Kickert, prior to the Boomers’ game against Gilas, averaged 15 points a game but was limited to just five when he had Blatche guarding him. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum “So those of you who understand basketball, you will see that it’s not just the points,” said Reyes. “There’s a lot of value into it.Although Reyes stood by Blatche, he got a side casualty in the form of four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo.Fajardo’s defensive assignment against Australia was Angus Brandt, who before the Gilas game, averaged eight points.Brandt finished with 13 points to Fajardo’s 15 points but Reyes managed to use the statistic to give a negative connotation to his center’s effort.Reyes, however, got his numbers mixed up when he cited the efforts of Fajardo and Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

a month agoWolves boss Nuno expects test against Crystal Palace

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno expects test against Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno expects a major test against Crystal Palace.The Eagles are 12th in the Premier League and will be looking to respond from a 4-0 defeat against Tottenham.”Crystal Palace is a team which has been playing with each other for a while now,” said Nuno.”They have a lot of complicities between them, good players like Zaha, Townsend, good midfielders in a stadium that is tough to play in, but we have to go there and challenge ourselves.” last_img

Video: Arkansas Converts 4th-And-25 In Overtime On Ridiculous Lateral

first_imgArkansas player laterals the ball near Ole Miss sideline.Update: Arkansas eventually scored on the possession and converted the two-point attempt to win 53-52. Insane endings are becoming routine in college football. Earlier: Arkansas and Ole Miss are involved in a wild one in Oxford right now. The Rebels jumped ahead 52-45 in overtime on a Chad Kelly touchdown run, and then forced the Razorbacks into a 4th-and-25 scenario on their possession.And then this happened.This is how Arkansas crazily converted 4th and 25 in OT. What a lateral! pic.twitter.com/ylALEACWe8— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) November 8, 2015Yes, you saw that correctly. Hunter Henry’s wild lateral landed in the hands of running back Alex Collins, who dashed for the first down. Collins fumbled at the end of the play, but the Razorbacks recovered.Week in and week out, college football is incredible.last_img read more

Louisville sluggers Cardinals pour on runs early hold off Buckeyes late

One day after being shut out by the Louisville Cardinals, the Ohio State baseball team was left wondering where its bats have been.The explosive hitting returned Wednesday for the Buckeyes, though they lost their second-straight game to the Cardinals (38-7, 14-4 in the Big East), 10-8, as throwing errors once again cost OSU (24-17, 8-7 in the Big Ten).Louisville third baseman Phil Wunderlich hit his 18th home run of the season, a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning off of OSU pitcher Brett McKinney to take a 9-5 lead.OSU catcher Dan Burkhart, who hit 5-for-5 on the afternoon, had an RBI single in the sixth inning, and center fielder Michael Stephens added another RBI single later in the inning to cut the deficit to 9-7.The Buckeyes closed the deficit to 9-8 after right fielder Brian DeLucia scored on a double play.In the eighth inning, Louisville shortstop Adam Duvall added an insurance run to push the final score to 10-8, singling home center fielder Drew Haynes who reached base on a throwing error.“I liked the way we competed a little bit,” OSU coach Bob Todd said. “But we dug ourselves in too deep a hole.”The error was OSU’s third of the game, which has been an Achilles’ heel for the team during a 3-8 stretch.Despite allowing eight runs in the first three innings, the Buckeyes responded with a Burkhart solo home run in the first, two runs in the second and two more off of an RBI double from shortstop Cory Rupert in the third to stay within reach at 8-5.“It was a good feeling to finally get a zero off the stats,” said Burkhart, who hit his first home run of the season Wednesday.Both starters, OSU’s Eric Shinn and Louisville’s Bob Revesz, failed to pitch more than two innings, as the teams combined for 10 runs in the first two frames.McKinney went three innings, giving up only the one home run to the Cardinals.DeLucia suffered a pinky finger injury in the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch.“Right now, it’s just a bruise” DeLucia said. “But I will know more tomorrow.”After only registering five hits in Tuesday night’s 6-0 loss, the Buckeyes pounded out eight runs and 14 hits on the afternoon.“Putting up eight runs should give our hitters confidence for the weekend series against Illinois,” Burkhart said.With the win, Louisville coach Dan McDonnell has won five straight contests against OSU in his three years as coach of the Cardinals.“They’re in the top 10 for a reason,” Todd said.OSU will host a three-game series against conference foe Illinois at Bill Davis Stadium beginning at 6:35 p.m. Friday. read more

Courtois Simeone criticises Real Madrid to boost his popularity

first_imgThibaut Courtois claims that his old Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone only criticises Real Madrid to please the club’s fanbaseBallon d’Or winner Luka Modric was left fuming with Simeone’s comments that French duo Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane would have been more worthy winners for the award than himself.The Croatian hit out against Simeone and claimed that he has “a constant need to undermine Real Madrid”.But Courtois insists that Simeone’s sole motive is to boost his own popularity among the Atletico supporters.“Simeone criticises Madrid so as to be popular with his fans,” said Courtois, according to Fox Sports.“He always does it, attacks Madrid for being the best in the world.”FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Courtois added: “Everyone’s opinions have to be respected, everyone can say their personal opinion.“But I was there for three years and when you always fight against Real Madrid, which is the best team in the world, you’re going to say things to generate populism.“In my case, he said I had won that trophy [Best goalkeeper] because I played for Real Madrid, but in the World Cup I was Chelsea, and in The Best Award, the votes were closed in July.“[Atletico goalkeeper Jan] Oblak is also a great goalkeeper and could have had more points, but there are a lot of people who vote.”The Belgian goalkeeper spent three seasons on loan at Atletico between 2011 to 2014, and made 154 appearances in the process.Courtois won a La Liga title, Copa del Rey, the Europa League and was named the Spanish league’s Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013.last_img read more