Raptors GM: Quiet Kawhi Leonard is happy and healthy

first_imgCarpio 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Leonard was the centerpiece of one of the NBA’s biggest off-season trades. The Raptors acquired the two-time Defensive Player of the Year from the San Antonio Spurs along with Danny Green in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a draft pick. Ujiri swung the deal while in Kenya working with his nonprofit, Giants of Africa.While Leonard has remained mum on the move, Ujiri said he’s not concerned about the 27-year-old’s commitment to the franchise, saying Leonard worked out with Raptors coaches in Los Angeles, and has visited Toronto a couple of times.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Basketball person. Just loves the game,” he said. “Wants to play the game and very competitive. You can tell he is a very competitive kid. It’s about basketball. Once you just start to talk about basketball his eyes change.”The Raptors open training camp next week in Vancouver, and Ujiri said Leonard, who had a much-discussed falling-out with the Spurs, won’t get any special treatment. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “There is nothing we are going to do different. We are going to be ourselves. I think the situation with him in San Antonio, which I don’t want to talk about because I don’t know much about it, but he’s a quiet kid,” Ujiri said. “That’s his nature. We can’t all be the same kind of people. But he is as engaging as he would want to be and he’s very interesting. There is no maintenance with him. There are no tons of people around him. His (focus) is on basketball which is what you want. He is a basketball junkie.”Ujiri said it was a difficult decision to trade DeRozan and that veteran guard Kyle Lowry also took the trade hard. Lowry refused to discuss the trade with reporters during a U.S. national team training camp in Las Vegas in late July.“Kyle is close to DeMar and he’s going to be sensitive,” Ujiri said. “That was a blow to him. I think basketball-wise Kyle is always ready, he’s always going to be ready, he’s training hard and he’ll be ready.”ADVERTISEMENT FIFA president still not keen on US hosting Spanish league Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, center, sits on the bench after playing in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard has yet to address the media in Toronto since his trade to the Raptors, but team president Masai Ujiri said Tuesday that his star acquisition is happy and healthy.“He is determined and seems in the right frame of mind,” Ujiri said. “You will be hearing from him shortly. I think there is a fire inside of him and we are all excited about that.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Criminal Lawyer Jason Doe Solves: The Case of the Abused Niece

first_img“Your Honor,” Prosecutor John Kieh said, “Counselor Doe is a dare-devil in cross-examination, and therefore, I want a re-direct of the witness to make sure that the state’s position is clear.”“Very well,” Judge Doris Wolo said with a grin, and gave her consent, for the prosecutor to continue.Prosecutor Kieh’s smile was triumphant when he turned swiftly to the witness and said, “Theresa Koffa, when you arrived at the house and found your niece slump on the floor, you did not simply conclude that she was dead, but you called a neighbor and rushed to Dr. James Woto’s clinic.“That is, the final confirmation of your niece’s death came from the information you received from Dr. Woto, and not from you or your friend?”“Yes,” the witness said. The prosecutor kept the smile in place and turning to the defense table, announced, “Your witness.”Criminal defense counsel Jason Doe lifted his light frame and strolled to the witness.“You are Ms. or Mrs?” he asked with a grin, his eyes directly at the witness.“I was married once,” the witness said, “but now I am a single woman, so Ms is fine.”“Anthony Boe, the defendant is your longtime friend?”“Yes.”“And you knew of his role with the decedent Rosetta Quiah?”The witness lifted her chin towards the defense table where the defendant huddled in his chair, with his eyes streaming with tears.“I warned Rosetta about a relationship that I knew would put her life in danger,” she said, and pulled a handkerchief to dab her tears streaked face.Jason Doe frowned at her reply, and realized that attacking the witness on a frontal approach would not be the best since it was apparent that she was emotionally spent, and so he changed his tactics.“I can understand the situation,” he said, “but I suggest you stick to the answer that suits the question, Ms. Koffa.”In a hush voice, she replied, “Ok I will try.”“You earlier heard the remark of the prosecutor with reference to mine being a dare-devil cross-examiner?”“Yes.”“And by that understanding, you know my role here is to get information?”“Yes.”“That information is to help my client?”“Yes.”“And,” Jason Doe said smiling, “you’re not in any way worried about the kind of questions that I may ask you?”The witness dabbed her face with the handkerchief, and said, “I feel uncomfortable when you shoot questions at me like that.”A brief ripple of laughter swept across the courtroom, and the judge sounded his gavel to restore calm.Jason Doe said, “But you know my duty is to shoot questions at you?”“Yes.”“Do you need time to adjust yourself?”The witness once again lifted her chin and adjusted her shoulders and said, “I’m ready.”“Rosetta was your niece?”“Yes.”“You testified that you had warned her with her relationship with the defendant?”“Yes.”“What was the basis of your warning, Ms. Koffa?”The witness hesitated, and then said, “There are lots of people coming to live in Brewerville, and many of them are not known.”“So your advice to your niece was simply because she did not know the defendant?”“Yes.”“And it was not because of a particular reason about the defendant?”“Well,” she said, “since I did not know him, it meant it was because of a particular reason.”“But that reason was not because the defendant was a bad man, was he?”“You can put it that way.”“Can it be put any other way?”“Yes.”“What other way?”“The way I put it,” and her reply elicited laughter from the spectators.“Rosetta was a lovely woman?”“Yes.”“And she resided with you since she was thirteen years old?”“The report about her death,” the lawyer said, “was due to an abuse?”The witness began to weep, and the prosecutor lifted his heavy weight gavel from his seat, “Your Honor, this is going too much, and I think Counsel is taking an undue advantage over the witness to brow-beat her to defeat her spirit.”Jason Doe said, “How can you prove such an unnecessary claim?”Judge Wolo removed her glasses and glared at the prosecutor, “Let me remind counsel to avoid personal intrigues in what is known in boxing as ‘shadow-boxing,’ and let’s get to the meat of the case.“The Court realizes the emotional nature of this case, but nonetheless, the defense has the right to get to the end of the relationship with the decedent and therefore, I’m going to object to the prosecution’s motion, and let the defense continue with the cross-examination.”“Thank you, Your Honor,” and the prosecutor took his seat with a frown on his face. Jason Doe then resumed his cross-examination.“You testified that the defendant abused your niece?”“Yes.”“But there is a letter the decedent wrote two days before her death about an incident that occurred that you were involved,” Jason Doe was in the middle of his sentence, but strolled to the defense table, and pawed through some documents and extracted one.He returned to the witness and, handing the letter to the witness said, in a mock astonishment, “The content of this letter may be of interest to you, Ms. Theresa Koffa.”“Uhu what letter is that?”“Just take a look and see if the content is something you can recall.”The lawyer observed the witness’ trembling hands as she grabbed the letter from him and looked at the content; after some seconds, she gave a deep breath, and leisurely folded the letter and placed it on her chest.“Oh my God!” and lifted her chin once again, and let loose of the letter as Jason Doe stretched his right hand to receive it.Judge Wolo smiled grabbed the letter from the lawyer. She ran her eyes across the letter, and then decided to read it.She handed the letter to the nearest bailiff.“You may read the letter,” the judge said, and smiled again.The bailiff read: “My dear Anthony, no matter what happens to me, your presence in my life has brought many changes, and I must express my love for you.“My aunt has from the beginning of our relationship a torn in my or a torn in our flesh, and she has always indicated that my life with you would end in a mess.“I know you love me, for you have shown that love does not only mean what the eye can see. You have been there for me, but for a reason that I’m yet to know, my aunt, Rosetta has seen you, or sees you as the devil’s incarnate, and I am not sure  understand the reason.“I stand at the mercy of God and your love, but I am unable to find the means to get myself into the graces of my aunt.“It is possible that my aunt may have heard about the discussion about my late father’s plot of land that you suggested to build on it and it just may be that has been the basis of my aunt’s unhappiness.“At the same time, when my mother died when I was age 3, it was my aunt that took care of me till you came into my life.“My life, after I met you, and the grand ideas you showed me, has not been for the better, and I am so miserable that I am convinced that only my death would give my aunt some reason to live her life.“Though my aunt took care of me, I began to understand what hell meant when I came of age, and men began to show some interest in me.“My being miserable did not originate with you, but I’m convinced that running away from her could mean the beginning of my happiness, but deep down my heart, I’m so afraid of her and I have no heart to think for myself.“But if loving me is what my aunt had wanted from the time you came into my life, then let me say I would go in peace, and let my aunt have her life in peace.“Live for me today and tomorrow.”“Ever loving,“Rosetta Quiah.”The bailiff completed reading the letter and handed it back to the judge. During the process, the roomful of spectators remained silent, and the drop of a pin could be heard.Like all human nature, the part in the letter in which the young woman expressed her fears, due to the pressure on her life by her aunt, filled spectators with disgust.Judge Wolo turned to Jason Doe, and said, “Counsel, you can continue with your cross-examination.”But suddenly, Ms. Rosetta Koffa shouted from the witness stand, “Tell him to stop, please tell him to stop, I’ve had enough.”The lawyer turned to the judge who signaled him, and made an indication to the prosecutor to meet her in chambers.After ten minutes, the officials of the Court returned, and Judge Wolo decided to adjourn the case to the next morning at 10a.m.The next morning Anthony Boe, Criminal Lawyer Jason Doe, his personal secretary Janet Lovebird, and three other sympathizers reclined in the Benson Street office of the lawyer. Boe seemed pleased from his narrow escape and was clasping his hands again and again.The lawyer returned to the gathering after he completed reading the latest decision on a murder trial, handed down by Judge Blamo Dixon of the Supreme Court of Liberia.The lawyer said, “It makes sense to see the working of the judicial system, and the chance that trial lawyers have to exercise their duty in murder cases.”“Does it have anything to do with the recent case involving Mr. Boe?” Janet Lovebird remarked in apparent gladness for Boe’s acquittal.The lawyer grinned, and returned to his swivel chair at the corner of his private office.He grabbed a copy of one of the metropolitan dailies. The front page was a picture of a cartoon drawing of Jason Doe, and the witness Theresa Koffa during the cross-examination. The lawyer returned to the gathering and handed one of the papers to Mr. Boe, particularly the one with the big banner headline: AUNT ADMITS KILLING NIECE.Boe glanced at the headline; stood up and rushed from his chair to grab the hands of the lawyer.“Thanks,”’ he said, pumping the lawyer’s right hand, “I will never forget you.”The lawyer smiled and easing his grasp, returned to his swivel chair.He said, “I think it is time for a brief celebration.” Smiling faces greeted the lawyer as they moved towards the door. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man on causing death charge placed on $600,000 bail

first_imgNathan Heylinger was granted 0,000 bail for causing the death of Carl Dundas when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Heylinger pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on September 11, 2016, he drove a car bearing registration plates PVV 1650 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Dundas.The defendant’s Attorney, James Bond, made an application for reduction of bail claiming his client is not financially stable at the moment but it was denied by Chief Magistrate McLennan who noted that the bail is low enough. The defendant is scheduled to make his next court appearance on October 18 for statements.last_img read more

North Peace 4-H celebrates their hard work through Annual Achievement Day

first_imgFor more information about the club and how you can get involved, visit their website at bc4h.bc.ca. Rebecca McCord is a mother of some 4-H children and helps to organize the achievement day. She says the skills learned in 4-H are critical for the members, as many of them come from the most rural parts of town, unable to secure that first job many find in the fast-food industry or other youth-friendly markets.“For a lot of these rural kids, since they’re an hour or two hours from town, they can’t run and work at McDonalds or do any of that stuff at a store,” McCord explained…”What they make above and beyond the expense of the animal, they get to keep and save. A lot of them put it towards college.”Some of the real world implications include bookkeeping, journal records, public speaking, judging, and of course farming.- Advertisement -Tyrell Trask, 16 years old, has been a member of 4-H for 7 years and says while he enjoys being part of a club with friends and animals, his proudest accomplishment has been the ability to speak in front of large crowds.“Every year around February, you have to do a speaking show or a speech, or a demo, or an educational display,” Trask said. “I have done all of them and I’ve learned lots of stuff about it, like how you stand up in front of people and talk in public, an how you do boards, make all the pictures and information balance.”The two day event ended with local businesses coming out, buying some of the market animals and encouraging the 4-H kids to continue their job well done.Advertisementlast_img read more

Napoli line up cut-price move for former Liverpool and Newcastle target

first_img Andre Ayew in action for Marseille 1 Napoli are lining up a cut-price January move for Liverpool and Newcastle target Andre Ayew.The Marseille ace has been on both Premier League clubs’ radar but he is so far yet to make a move to England.But with his contract with the Ligue 1 club up at the end of the season, speculation is rife that he is ready to leave Marseille for a fresh challenge after nearly 10 years in the south of France.The attacking left winger turns 25 in December so would be able to leave for nothing at the end of the season but now, according to reports in Italy, Napoli are ready to make their move in January.Marseille could be tempted to sell him in the New Year to avoid losing him on a free – and will hope Napoli’s interest will spark a bidding war with Newcastle and Liverpool.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, January 14

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Jermain Defoe has agreed a whopping £14million pay deal to return to English football with Sunderland. The Black Cats will give hitman Defoe a 3½-year contract worth £80,000 a week in the hope he can fire the goals that will secure Premier League safety. (The Sun)Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering launching a £12million bid to sign Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin. (Daily Express)Arsenal remain confident of agreeing a deal for Krystian Bielik despite Hamburg emerging as major rivals for his signature. The Gunners’ chief negotiator Dick Law was in Poland on Tuesday attempting to secure a deal with Legia Warsaw for the 17-year-old midfielder, but Hamburg’s interest will drive the price above £2.5million. (London Evening Standard)Manchester City are considering a shock move for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez despite closing in on a £30million deal for Wilfried Bony. (Daily Mail)Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is plotting a move for £15million-rated Braga midfielder Rafa Silva. (Daily Mirror)New West Brom boss Tony Pulis wants to offload flop Georgios Samaras to bring in Blackburn’s Rudy Gestede. (Daily Mirror)Everton will make a late attempt to hijack a Celtic move for Ahmad Benali. The Toffees have watched the former Manchester City starlet impress for Italian side Brescia, and are ready to step in to try to tempt him back to English football. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Casillas is BETTER than De Gea! Real Madrid told they don’t need Man United keeperExclusive – No truth in ‘overhyped’ Ronaldo/Bale feud, insists Real Madrid assistantExclusive – ‘Flattered’ Clement rules himself out of running for Newcastle jobExclusive – Man United should let Falcao leave, claims former starLiverpool transfer news! Reds flop will NOT be leaving, claims agentMan United transfer news: £25m star to solve Red Devils’ defensive problems?Falcao’s Man United future up in the air, admits striker’s agentTransfer boost for Man United? Juventus priced out of move for Galatasaray starPogba latest: Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United alerted as agent hints at Juventus exitArsenal transfer update! Gunners keen on Borussia Dortmund star, according to reportsArsenal transfer news! Gunners set to complete deal?Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United target coy on his futureLacazette better than Bale, claims Lyon president, as Arsenal and Liverpool warned offTottenham transfer news: Midfield flop lined up for Serie A switchWest Ham transfer report: Hammers eyeing £1million deal for Nigerian defenderForget about Ings! Burnley chief vows to keep Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle targetAston Villa linked with wantaway West Ham starReports – Brentford’s £1million bid for Colombia defender rejectedCardiff striker putting finishing touches to La Liga movelast_img read more

The Man United banner that will anger Liverpool fans this weekend

first_img Two Manchester United fans will display this banner against Liverpool The atmosphere at Anfield on Sunday is set to be brilliant once again as Liverpool host Manchester United – a game you can hear live on talkSPORT.It’s a rivalry which needs no introduction and, with the two sides chasing a spot in the Premier League’s top four, both sets of players will be giving it their all to get one over on the other team.Kop attacker Adam Lallana recently told talkSPORT that victory over their arch-rivals would be a huge psychological boost, but it seems as though Red Devils’ fans are set to deal the first blow, as this image attests to.Made by @MarkSpeakman2 and @transmissionUWS, travelling United fans are keen to make a point to their north-west rivals. 1last_img read more

GREAT RUNS, SUPER FUN AND DELICIOUS BUNS AT THE GLENSWILLY 5K

first_imgThe Launch of the Glenswilly 5k took place recently with committee members Neily Mc Daid, Pauline Carberry, main sponsors of the event Donegal Stationery, Paul and Beirne Lapsley, Club Chairman Peter Mc Connell, Danny Mc Daid, Mick Murphy and Club Vice Chairman Lee Gildea.It’s all systems go for the annual Glenswilly 5K which takes place on Tuesday next, June 23rd.With the weather forecast looking good, organisers are predicting a great turn-out for the event.The race, which is a run and walk, gets under starter’s orders at 7.30pm.Those planning to register for the event can avoid the last minute rush by registering before the event.Registration will take place on Monday, 22nd between 6 and 7pm and also on the evening of the race from 6pm on the evening of the race.The entry fee is €8 for adults and €2 for juveniles (under 18) with a special €20 entry fee for families.And there will even be chipped timing for all runners and walkers this year which means anyone training for another event can give themselves an idea of how their routine is going with an accurate time.And on top of all that, those taking part can be guaranteed of one thing – that famous Glenswilly post-race refreshments.An army of locals are already planning out recipes for buns and sandwiches!As well as a great fundraising occasion, there will be an emphasis on health.A special Health and Well-Being tent has been organised for the evening.All those taking part will be able to get free blood pressure and blood sugar tests done completely free of charge by qualified medical personnel with all readings being completely confidential.Chairman of the club, Peter McConnell, has invited as many runners and walkers to come out to the Glen for what promises to be a great evening.“With the weather looking good and a great course, the 5k once again promises to be a great event.“A lot of hard work has gone into organising the event and if it’s anything like previous years, we’re going to have a great time,” he said.All proceeds from the 5K goes directly to the development of underage sport at the club. GREAT RUNS, SUPER FUN AND DELICIOUS BUNS AT THE GLENSWILLY 5K was last modified: June 15th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalGlenswilly 5Klast_img read more

The Old Jockey honored

first_imgThe Old Jockey is a legendary figure of his sport, and there was a thrilling valor about his work when he stormed across the finish line 9,530 times during his matchless 40-year career. The horseplayers who cashed so many tickets on his mounts speak about him in reverential tones, and many will tell you there never has been anyone — not Arcarro, not Shoemaker, not McCarron –who rode a horse with more daring and skill and elan. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But there were so many other glittering achievements across the years at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park and Del Mar and other venues around the country where he would steer such celebrated horses as John Henry and Affirmed to lucrative victories. The Old Jockey still was a fixture at the track and producing winners in his twilight until March of 2003 when he suffered a terrible neck injury from a fall at Santa Anita that resulted in his forced retirement. “Came very close to being paralyzed,” he says. But he will admit that the pain he felt from his accident doesn’t match the pain he has felt no longer being able to do what he did perhaps better than anyone who ever rode a horse on a race track. “It’s been very tough on me,” says Laffit Pincay, who will be honored Saturday at Oak Tree at Santa Anita. ??I miss riding very much. It’s what I love to do, and it’s what I’ve done almost my entire adult life. Suddenly, I don’t do it any longer, and that’s been hard for me to adjust to. Awful hard.” He became a sacred part of the race track scene as he earned more than $200 million in winnings, and the old rail birds rejoiced in 1984 when he won his first Kentucky Derby aboard Swale. “Definitely the highlight of my career,” he says softly. center_img Departures for great ones in athletics are difficult. The adulation is addictive. The money is immense. The camaraderie is endearing. Muhammad Ali couldn’t give it up — and he bled badly for his wages. Jerry Rice couldn’t give it up — and he became a parody of his once dominant self. Sugar Ray Leonard couldn’t give it up — and he got knocked out by Hector (Macho) Camacho. “Why have I decided to keep boxing?” Leonard once said to me, repeating a question. ??Because it’s what I love doing, because it’s what I’m trained to do, because it’s what I’ve done my whole life. What if you had to stop writing at 35?” I explained to Leonard that the difference is that I don’t endanger my health tapping on computer keys, while he does absorbing punches. Laffit Pincay understood the risks riding a horse moving more than 40 mph bunched among other animals, but it’s been a pursuit that has been a sacred part of his life since an owner named Fred Hooper brought him to the United States from his native Panama in the mid 1960s. The Old Jockey admits he misses the roar of the crowds and the competitiveness of the races, and he seldom makes appearances at the tracks where he had so many memorable moments across the decades. “I’ll go out once in a while early in the morning to say hello to old friends, but I don’t follow the horses much at all any longer,” he says. “I don’t even know the horses who are going to be in the Breeder’s Cup.” But at least there would seem to be one positive development for Laffit Pincay in his current station. He no longer has to diet, which had become a daily part of his regimen when he was riding. “It seemed like I dieted my whole life,” he says. ??A lot of time when I was racing I wouldn’t eat anything until dinner. And then I’d only have chicken or fish and some vegetables. That’s what I did basically for 40 years to keep my weight around 115.” Unlike so many others who have endured food restrictions, Pincay did not become a ravenous eater and pack on the pounds once he no longer had to be concerned about his weight. “I weigh about 123 now,” says the 5-foot-1 Pincay. ??I take good care of myself, work out every morning at the Foothill Gym in Monrovia. And I’m still careful about what I eat. I would never allow myself to become fat.” The Old Jockey pauses a moment when I asked him what he attributed to the astounding success he had with horses. “I always thought there were two or three jockeys better than me, and that always made me work harder,” says Pincay, who lives comfortably with his wife and 12-year-old son in Arcadia and has a 36-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter from his first marriage. ??To be honest with you, I never thought I was the best jockey. I always felt there were better ones around than me.” But Laffit Pincay was the best, and it’s a testimony to his greatness that so often he is known, like Ruth in baseball, like Ali in boxing, like Sinatra in music, by his surname by those who savored his extraordinary exploits. He does not betray any sense of bitterness, but only a sense of wistful yearning for no longer being able to pursue an endeavor that injuries and time have taken away from him. “I’ve had a good life,” he says. “But I’m not enjoying it as much now as I once did. There are times when I feel pain in my neck and back. And I also get migraines once in a while. But what hurts me most is not being able to ride any longer. I miss it. Oh, do I miss it. . .” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Twenty-Six Competitors From 2016 Drake Relays Qualify For Team USA

first_imgThe Rio Olympic Games Preview events staged at the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee truly lived up to their name. Twenty-six American athletes that competed in those events have earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team during last week’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials and will represent the United States in next month’s Olympics.Below are those athletes that have earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team after using the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee as a springboard to the Olympic Trials.LaShawn Merritt – men’s 400 meters, men’s 200 meters David Verburg – men’s 400 metersClayton Murphy – men’s 800 metersBoris Berian – men’s 800 metersKate Grace – women’s 800 metersJenny Simpson – women’s 1,500 metersBrenda Martinez – women’s 1,500 metersBrianna Rollins – women’s 100-meter hurdlesKristi Castlin – women’s 100-meter hurdlesNia Ali – women’s 100-meter hurdlesKerron Clement – men’s 400-meter hurdlesMichael Tinsley – men’s 400-meter hurdlesDalilah Muhammad – women’s 400-meter hurdlesVashti Cunningham – women’s high jumpInika McPherson – women’s high jumpSam Kendricks – men’s pole vaultSandi Morris – women’s pole vaultMarquis Dendy – men’s long jumpJanay DeLoach – women’s long jumpBrittney Reese – women’s long jumpWill Claye – men’s triple jumpChris Benard – men’s triple jumpMichelle Carter – women’s shot putFelisha Johnson – women’s shot putZach Zimek – men’s decathlonHeather Miller-Koch – women’s heptathlonPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more