Semanya smashes Ronaldo’s core crusher challenge

first_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” CharactersBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way17 Rare Churches Underground That Still ExistWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtTop 6 Iconic Supercar Movies8 Facts About Sasha Obama Caster Semenya smashed Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘core crusher challenge’ record in the Nike Living Room Cup challenge.Advertisement Caster Semenya touched her toes 176 times in 45 seconds in Nike’s core crusher challengeThe Juventus forward managed 142 reps in the 45-second challenge, only for it to be surpassed by an impressive 176 reps from Semenya.The athletics star took to Instagram to share her achievement, saying: ‘Hola fellas thanks to @cristiano for his challenge, the beast himself did his best, I also manage to scoop 176 in that space of 45 seconds.‘Not bad for a Sunday ke ya baba mfo.’Other sports stars have been trying to beat Ronaldo’s record, including Manchester United’s Portuguese duo Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot, but the pair only managed a total of 117 and 105 reps respectively.Semenya was hoping to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo later this year, before the popular summer event was postponed by a year due to the virus outbreak.The South African sprinter was preparing to rival Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith in the 200m discipline in the Japanese capital.Ronaldo, meanwhile, was aiming to have a summer to remember too, as the Portugal superstar was aiming to lead his country’s defence of the European Championship trophy this summer.Semenya’s feat smashed Cristiano Ronaldo’s total of 142 reps in the same amount of timeRead Also: Fernandes responds to Ronaldo’s Instagram workout challengeHowever, this summer’s Euros were also pushed back a year due to coronavirus, while Ronaldo’s hopes to win this year’s Serie A and Champions League titles have also been put on hold.The forward is currently undergoing a period of self-isolation and social distancing after two of his Juventus team-mates were diagnosed with the virus last month.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… In an initiative aiming to promote exercising indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, sports stars and social media users have been challenging each other in a core strength challenge which involves touching your toes as many times as possible whilst lying flat on your back.last_img read more

Cardinals And Indians Split Basketball Games

first_imgThe St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team hosted the Milan Indians Monday night and lost by a final score of 26 to 11.For STL, Aaron Weber had a solid game and scored 3 points.Joshua Myers battled hard on the boards.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.The SLS Cardinals 8th grade basketball team defeated Milan Jr. High 39-20 Monday, January 5.The Cardinals never trailed in the game getting off to a fast start and leading by 10 points at halftime.Robert Raver was the game’s leading scorer. Raver also spearheaded the SLS defense by leading the team in steals and deflections. Kevin Salatin had a good game scoring the basketball. Nathan Eckstein was the Cardinals leading rebounder.The Cardinals now stand at 14-4 on the season and travel to Greensburg tonight to battle the Pirates.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Dale Amrhein.last_img read more

Dakota Craig

first_imgDakota Craig, 23, of Lawrenceburg passed away October 22, 2017 at his home.  Dakota was born June 16, 1994 in Lawrenceburg the son of Dean and Andrea (McAdams) Craig. He worked as a bottler and Proximo.  He enjoyed video games, watching TV and movies, and hanging out with his friends.Dakota is survived by mother Andrea Craig (George Fray who passed 10-27) of Lawrenceburg, father Dean Craig of Greensburg, “Little brother” Zazier Ott of Aurora, sister Ashlee Hicks of Kentucky and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Kenneth and Nancy McAdams, grandmother Wanda Collins and many others.Joint services for Dakota and George Fray will be at 5PM Thursday November 2 at the Milan First Baptist Church, 112 S. Main St. Milan with Pastor Harris Long officiating. Memorials may be made to the family.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangementslast_img read more

Deschamps extends France deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup I will see out my contract at Arsenal, Oezil says FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers postponed France boss Didier Deschamps has signed a new contract that will keep him in charge of Les Bleus until 2022.Deschamps’ previous deal was due to expire following the conclusion of Euro 2020, but following a successful spell in charge of the national team, he has been given the security of being able to work through until the end of their World Cup defence in Qatar.The former Marseille coach, who is in an exclusive club of men to win the World Cup as both a player and a coach, was first appointed to the role following the disappointing showing at Euro 2012 under the guidance of Laurent Blanc.He has since overseen a record 100 games with France, of which he has picked up an impressive 65 victories, scoring 196 goals in the process.His greatest triumph came in 2018, when he guided Les Bleus to their second World Cup and first since 1998.Playing with a shrewd tactical approach, which was dovetailed with devastating pace on the counterattack, France were able to dispatch the likes of Argentina and Belgium en route to the final, where they proved much too strong for Croatia in a 4-2 victory.Two years earlier, Deschamps suffered the disappointment of defeat in the final of Euro 2016, which his nation hosted, going down to a 1-0 loss against a Portugal side that showed the type of pragmatism that he learned from for two years later in Russia.Tags: didier deschampsWorld Cuplast_img read more

Dino Sporting Club targets Pro League spot

first_imgRelatedPosts Ogun getting set for LG poll — Commissioner Prophet in court for sexually abusing 15-year-old girl in Ogun Senior Pastor urges Nigerians to respect Governors’ Office The Management of Dino Sporting Club of Abeokuta, Ogun State has declared that their target is to gain promotion from the Nigeria National League Division One to professional league status at the end of this season. The President of Dino Sporting Club, Samuel Omamofe Columbus, exuded total confidence in his wards after Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Depros Football Club of Lagos in   a friendly match played at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Lagos. They had earlier played a 3-3 draw with FC Barcelona Feeder Team in Lagos, FC Bulgrano, on Friday. While applauding the Godwin Gibson Zaka-handled team for showing class against Depros through brilliant goals from back from injury striker Elijah Adekunle and Alabi Kabiru, Omamofe Columbus said the club’s players and officials are good enough to realise the dream of gaining promotion at the end of the season, starting March 14, 2020, considering the high level of discipline, dedication and focus. He noted that beside promotion to the Pro League cadre, Dino Sporting Club is also aiming to make a bold impact in the Ogun State FA Cup and national federation cup. He said: “In the last two and half years of existence, we have been gaining promotion   from one division to the other and there is no stopping us this time around. “We will also continue to recruit, develop and export quality players to various football leagues of the world.”Tags: AbeokutaDino Sporting ClubFC BulgranoNigeria National League Division OneOgun Sattelast_img read more

Luiz reveals Barca snub

first_img Press Association The 26-year-old revealed how Barca stars Neymar and Dani Alves tried to persuade him to accept a “formal offer” from the Primera Division club while the trio were together on international duty. Luiz did not clarify whether Chelsea had accepted a bid but stressed the decision to remain at Stamford Bridge had ultimately been his own. Quoted in The Sun, he said: “There was a formal offer from Barcelona but I decided to stay at Chelsea. “Dani Alves and Neymar were sent to try to convince me to sign, but I was clear with them I was staying. “It was not Chelsea’s decision, it was mine.” Luiz joined Chelsea from Benfica for a reported 25million euro (£21miliion) fee in January 2011 and has since won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with the London club. center_img Chelsea defender David Luiz claims he rejected a summer move to Barcelona despite a charm offensive from his Brazil team-mates.last_img read more

Cricket News Wait, What! Did Yograj Singh just say THIS about MS Dhoni?

first_imghighlights New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh has often been in the news for criticizing India’s wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni. Time and again, Yograj has held MS Dhoni responsible for India’s loss in 2015 and 2019 World Cup and has also accused him of dropping Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, and Virender Sehwag from the squad. However, Yograj has made U-turn saying that he has never blamed MS Dhoni for India’s semi-final loss and has often praised him.After Yuvraj Singh’s retirement, a couple of videos went viral when Yograj pinpointed Dhoni’s batting style. He also termed him as a filthy leader and believed that his son, Yuvraj deserved to captain India ahead of Dhoni.But all changed in an interview to News 24 Sports, Yograj Singh has cleared that he never blamed MS Dhoni for India’s loss in the semi-final of the two World Cups and it is not his version. Rather he praised the wicketkeeper-batsman for serving the nation and also for his impeccable captaincy. “I never said this. I never blamed MS Dhoni for the loss. It is not my version. You have asked a wrong question to the wrong person, he said.MS Dhoni made himself unavailable for the West Indies tour amidst talks of his retirement and decided to serve Army regiment for around two months. When asked about the same Yograj Singh was all praise for him. He felt that one should serve the nation like he is doing for a long time now and also praised Dhoni for taking some good decisions when he was at the helm for the Indian team.“There is no doubt that he has been serving the nation for a long time. He is a legendary player. In fact, I am Dhoni’s fan. The way he has played the cricket, the way he has led the side, the kind of decisions he has taken, has been very good,” the 61-year-old further added. This is massive U-turn over his previous statement on MS Dhoni though Yograj Singh didn’t forget to criticised him indirectly again.Here’s the video:  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img Yograj Singh praised MS Dhoni for his decision to serve India. Yuvraj Singh will play in Canadad T20 league. India will play a full bilateral series against West Indies. last_img read more

Real Madrid Seeks Record Club World Cup Crown

first_imgReal Madrid can cap their most successful year ever with victory in the Club World Cup final against Brazilian side Gremio on Saturday, which would see them become the first team to successfully defend the trophy and end 2017 with five titles.Defeat, however, would be the latest of a series of setbacks in a haphazard last few months for Zinedine Zidane’s side, who is fourth in La Liga, trailing leaders Barcelona by eight points in the standings. At times, they looked a shadow of the team that swept to Champions League and Liga glory last season and crushed Manchester United and Barca to win the European and Spanish Super Cups.No South American side has managed to beat their European counterparts in the Club World Cup since Gremio’s compatriots Corinthians stunned Chelsea with victory in 2012, although an upset is not entirely out of the question in Abu Dhabi.Real only narrowly avoided a catastrophic defeat to Abu Dhabi side Al Jazira, who took a remarkable 1-0 lead at halftime in a chaotic, action-packed semifinal which the double European champions eventually won 2-1.The Spanish side dominated the game but, not for the first time this season, showed remarkable profligacy in front of goal until Cristiano Ronaldo equalised in the second half and Gareth Bale hit a late winner 30 seconds after coming off the bench.Real are sure to face an even sterner test from Gremio, although the Brazilians also had to battle their way through their semifinal, overcoming Mexicans Pachuca 1-0 after extra-time.Gremio’s coach Renato Portaluppi won the Intercontinental Cup (the forerunner to the Club World Cup) with the club as a player and underlined his reputation for courting controversy by recently proclaiming he was a better player than Real’s Ronaldo.The Portuguese, who was recently named the world player of the year for a joint-record fifth time, became the top scorer in the history of Club World Cup by netting for the sixth time in three separate tournament appearances.The previous record of five was jointly held by Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Cesar Delgado.Real were given an almighty scare in last year’s final, falling behind Japanese side Kashima Antlers before eventually winning 4-2 in extra-time with the help of a Ronaldo hat-trick and Zidane said he expected another difficult final.“I don’t know the Brazilian league well but I watched their semifinal and they are a good team and we will have to lift our standard of play against them,” Zidane said after the nervy win on Wednesday.“It will be a complicated game because there’s no such thing as an easy game, as we proved against Al Jazira.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

University makes contact with students in Japan

first_imgAll 17 students who were registered for programs in Japan this spring semester have been contacted by the Office of Overseas Studies in USC’s College Letters, Arts & Sciences following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the country, triggering a tsunami.Tony Tambascia, executive director of the Office of International Services, wrote in an email that eight of the students’ programs have been cancelled by their host institution. They are now returning home.The remaining nine students are on a semester break from their Japanese universities.Most of the students reported they were traveling outside of Japan at the time of the tsunami, and a few remained in Tokyo.Their host universities are still considering their immediate plans, but USC has advised its students to withdraw from their local programs and leave Japan as soon as possible.“USC will assist them in any way possible with issues such as refunds of tuition costs, developing alternate academic plans, and even assistance with making travel arrangements for departing Japan if they have trouble doing so,” Tambascia wrote.Tambascia encourages any students who are experiencing academic issues to contact their academic advisor or OIS to discuss the situation directly.OIS has also been in contact with the USC Japanese Student Association and has asked the organization to remind its members about the support services available to students, whether they require help now or in the future.These services include counseling services from Trojans Care for Trojans, Students Support and Advocacy and the Crisis Response Team.For more coverage on the devastation in Japan, click here.last_img read more

Men’s hockey: What’s up with the NHL entry draft system?

first_imgFor fans across the world of sports, draft day is a time of excitement, anticipation and hope that your team will finally snag that missing piece who will turn your below-.500 season into a playoff run.In professional sports like basketball and football, that elite guard or elusive quarterback your team picked up in the first round is expected to make an immediate impact the following season. This idea of one player coming in to turn your team around instantly is attractive to any sports fan, and is in part the reason why the NHL draft goes unnoticed to sports fans across the world.Like most, the NHL Entry Draft has multiple rounds with the team order depending on previous season standings. It even has a system nearly identical to the NBA with the 15 teams who didn’t make the playoffs being entered into a weighted lottery to decide the first three picks in the draft.Men’s hockey: Dynamic duo Frederic and Kunin lead prolific offense, fuel Badgers’ resurgenceThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team undeniably exceeded expectations this season, finishing second in the Big Ten thanks to Read…Where the discrepancy and sometimes confusion comes in is in that middle word “entry.”North American players between the ages of 18 and 20, and European players of any age are eligible to enter the NHL draft. Once an eligible player is selected by a team in the NHL Entry Draft, that team holds the rights to that player until a decision by the team or athlete is made to pursue a contract.This decision depends on both the player and the organization, but relies hugely on their performance with their respective collegiate, European or junior team.Unlike football and basketball where athletes play at the collegiate level and then enter the draft in hopes of joining a professional team the next year, hockey players are often drafted before they even step onto their respective campus.For example, 21-year-old Nova Scotia-native Nathan Mackinnon was selected No. 1 overall in the 2013 draft by the Colorado Avalanche following a successful stint with the Halifax Mooseheads, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) team. Mackinnon became the youngest Avalanche player to dress in a professional game at just 18 years old.Men’s hockey: Unorthodox rotation leads to unexpected successful seasonWisconsin goaltenders Matt Jurusik and Jack Berry stepped of the ice on a Monday afternoon dripping from head to toe Read…In the same draft,  the Anaheim Ducks picked Wisconsin senior Grant Besse as the 147th pick overall. Besse recently finished his fourth and final year with the Badgers, and now hopes to sign with the Ducks for the upcoming season.The Minnesota Wild officially signed sophomore star Luke Kunin after selecting him 15th overall in the 2016 draft. After playing his sophomore season and leading the Badgers to a Big Ten Championship appearance, Kunin decided to forgo his final two years at Wisconsin to join the team who selected him the year before.The NHL draft can be complex, with unlimited outcomes, when it comes to selecting a player and getting them with the club.The 18 to 20 age restriction for North American players makes most of the players drafted either recent high school graduates or freshman or sophomores in college. When a player that is, say, a junior or senior in college and is no longer eligible for the NHL draft, they have the opportunity to enter the league as an unrestricted free agent.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin headed to semifinals in Big Ten TournamentThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team successfully secured a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament and will face the quarterfinals Read…For example, Wisconsin senior Corbin McGuire went undrafted during his years of eligibility but would have the option to enter the free agency market in hopes of being picked up by a professional team.This draft format provides teams with a way to develop drafted players at zero cost to the organization, giving them the option as to when they want to sign the athlete.Outside of Besse and Kunin the Badgers feature a host of drafted players.Boston Bruins selected junior Cameron Hughes with the 165th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2015 draftToronto Maple Leafs selected freshman J.D. Greenway with the 72nd overall pick in the third round of the 2016 draftArizona Coyotes selected senior Jed Soleway with the 193rd overall pick in the seventh round of the 2013 draftBoston Bruins selected freshman Trent Frederic with the 29th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 draftWinnipeg Jets selected junior Matt Ustaski with the 192nd overall pick in the seventh round of the 2014 draftCarolina Hurricanes selected freshman Max Zimmer with the 104th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2016 draftAs of now, these players will remain Badgers for the upcoming year in hopes of proving they’re worth an entry-level contract to their respective professional team.So what does this mean for Wiscosin hockey? It means the team is filled with pro-level talent, but, like Kunin, that talent can be onto the next level in a blink of an eye.There’s no doubt when it comes to professional hockey the drafting process can get a little messy. With so many leagues and so many possibilities it can be hard to know when your team will finally secure that first-round pick from two years ago, or pick up a seasoned college-aged free agent.With Wisconsin hockey on the rise and a bright future ahead, Badger fans can only hope that their stars will stick around Madison for years to come.last_img read more